The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Stockport region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 7 8 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 6 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stockport 20.00% 5.26% -
As % of the Vendors category 75.00% 10.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£369 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 £10.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -8.48%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Stockport region.

Vendors Category
Stockport
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
8 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stockport 26.67% 52.63% 17.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 4
Average daily rate £355 £315 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.69% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £295 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 £10.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -72.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Stockport

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Stockport

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Stockport

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Stockport

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Stockport

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Stockport

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stockport

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Stockport 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 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (55.56%) Windows
3 4 (44.44%) Windows XP
3 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
4 3 (33.33%) .NET
4 3 (33.33%) Finance
5 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
5 2 (22.22%) Citrix
5 2 (22.22%) WPF
6 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
6 1 (11.11%) Android
6 1 (11.11%) iPhone
6 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
6 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (11.11%) Performance Improvement
6 1 (11.11%) Campaign Management
6 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
6 1 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
6 1 (11.11%) CRM
6 1 (11.11%) VoIP
6 1 (11.11%) DHCP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Stockport by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Stockport 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 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) VoIP
1 1 (11.11%) DHCP
1 1 (11.11%) VPN
1 1 (11.11%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (33.33%) Developer
3 2 (22.22%) .NET Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 1 (11.11%) CRM Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (22.22%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) iPhone
1 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows XP
3 1 (11.11%) Android
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
1 1 (11.11%) Performance Improvement
1 1 (11.11%) Campaign Management
1 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (11.11%) CRM
1 1 (11.11%) Migration
1 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (11.11%) CCNA
1 1 (11.11%) MCP
1 1 (11.11%) MCSE
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Citrix