The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Rochdale region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 27 May 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.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 1 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Rochdale 60.00% - -
As % of the Vendors category 100.00% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £9.18 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.41 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-0.58% +6.89%
Microsoft
Manchester

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

Vendors Category
Rochdale
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Rochdale 60.00% 50.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £9.18 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Rochdale

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Rochdale region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Rochdale

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Rochdale

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Rochdale

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Rochdale

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Rochdale

Microsoft
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Rochdale

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Rochdale region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) WSUS
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Firmware
2 1 (33.33%) Windows

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Rochdale by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Service Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Migration Consultant
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Firmware
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) VMware