The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Macclesfield region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 10 5 7
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 3 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Macclesfield 7.32% 16.13% 11.11%
As % of the Vendors category 14.29% 41.67% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 6
Average daily rate £234 £380 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.48% +46.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £380 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £380 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Microsoft
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Macclesfield region.

Vendors Category
Macclesfield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
21 12 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Macclesfield 51.22% 38.71% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 15
Average daily rate £300 £450 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +22.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £238 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Macclesfield

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Macclesfield region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Macclesfield

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Macclesfield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Macclesfield region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Macclesfield

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Macclesfield

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Macclesfield region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Macclesfield

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Macclesfield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Macclesfield region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Macclesfield

Microsoft
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Macclesfield

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Macclesfield region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 8 (72.73%) MS Excel
2 7 (63.64%) MS Office
2 7 (63.64%) Pharmaceutical
2 7 (63.64%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (45.45%) ITIL
3 5 (45.45%) MS Project
3 5 (45.45%) SharePoint
4 4 (36.36%) Finance
4 4 (36.36%) Logistics
4 4 (36.36%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (36.36%) ServiceNow
5 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
5 3 (27.27%) eRoom
6 2 (18.18%) Project Management
7 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (9.09%) Retail
7 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis
7 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
7 1 (9.09%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (9.09%) ERP
7 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
7 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
7 1 (9.09%) Service Management
7 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
7 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Macclesfield by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Macclesfield region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (45.45%) SharePoint
2 3 (27.27%) eRoom
Applications
1 8 (72.73%) MS Excel
2 7 (63.64%) MS Office
2 7 (63.64%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (45.45%) MS Project
4 4 (36.36%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics AX
General
1 7 (63.64%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (36.36%) Finance
3 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Customer Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Coordinator
3 2 (18.18%) Project Coordinator
3 2 (18.18%) Service Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) ERP Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Information Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) IT Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Project Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Project Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Service Management Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) ITIL
2 4 (36.36%) Logistics
3 2 (18.18%) Project Management
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
4 1 (9.09%) ERP
4 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
4 1 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Service Management
4 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) ServiceNow