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 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 9 5 3
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 7 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stockport 17.95% 14.29% 34.29%
As % of the Vendors category 36.84% 100.00% 92.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 2
Average daily rate £369 - £150
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £11.75 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +17.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.72
% change year-on-year
- +9.32%
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 Stockport region.

Vendors Category
Stockport
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
19 2 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stockport 48.72% 14.29% 37.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 0 3
Average daily rate £370 - £150
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £11.75 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +17.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.35% +3.03%

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

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stockport

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 8 (66.67%) CMS
1 8 (66.67%) Scrum
1 8 (66.67%) C#
1 8 (66.67%) HTML
1 8 (66.67%) .NET
1 8 (66.67%) CSS
1 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (66.67%) .NET Framework
1 8 (66.67%) EPiServer
1 8 (66.67%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (58.33%) Process Management
3 6 (50.00%) MVC
3 6 (50.00%) Web Testing
3 6 (50.00%) WCAG
3 6 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 6 (50.00%) Sitecore CMS
3 6 (50.00%) Sitecore
3 6 (50.00%) OWASP
3 6 (50.00%) HTML5
3 6 (50.00%) BDD
3 6 (50.00%) CSS3
3 6 (50.00%) SpecFlow
3 6 (50.00%) AngularJS
4 5 (41.67%) Capita
4 5 (41.67%) Windows
4 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
5 3 (25.00%) Front End Development
5 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (25.00%) LAN
5 3 (25.00%) WAN

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Stockport by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 8 (66.67%) CMS
2 6 (50.00%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (16.67%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) LAN
1 3 (25.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) SpecFlow
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Developer
2 8 (66.67%) .NET Developer
3 6 (50.00%) Agile .NET Developer
3 6 (50.00%) Agile Developer
4 4 (33.33%) Agile C# Developer
4 4 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (33.33%) C# Developer
4 4 (33.33%) HTML Developer
5 3 (25.00%) Desktop Support
5 3 (25.00%) IT Support
6 2 (16.67%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
6 2 (16.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (16.67%) IT Engineer
6 2 (16.67%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) .NET
1 8 (66.67%) .NET Framework
1 8 (66.67%) CSS
1 8 (66.67%) HTML
2 6 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 6 (50.00%) CSS3
2 6 (50.00%) HTML5
3 2 (16.67%) WCF
3 2 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (66.67%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (66.67%) Scrum
2 7 (58.33%) Process Management
3 6 (50.00%) BDD
3 6 (50.00%) MVC
3 6 (50.00%) OWASP
3 6 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 6 (50.00%) Web Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Front End Development
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (16.67%) Web Design
5 2 (16.67%) Web Development
6 1 (8.33%) Change Management
6 1 (8.33%) Content Management
6 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
6 1 (8.33%) Database Security
6 1 (8.33%) Database Tuning
6 1 (8.33%) ETL
6 1 (8.33%) OO
6 1 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) C#
2 3 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (50.00%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) EPiServer
2 6 (50.00%) Sitecore
3 5 (41.67%) Capita