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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 2 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 5 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stockport 25.00% 27.27% 30.77%
As % of the Vendors category 55.56% 75.00% 47.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.28% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 £19.75 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.30% +79.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.80 £15.55 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £23.95 £11.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.60 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -17.57%
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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
9 12 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stockport 45.00% 36.36% 65.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 8
Average daily rate £375 £225 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -43.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 £14.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.13% +20.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 22 December 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%) Windows
1 6 (66.67%) Windows XP
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (33.33%) .NET
2 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (22.22%) MS Office
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (22.22%) Migration
3 2 (22.22%) WPF
4 1 (11.11%) SQL
4 1 (11.11%) MCP
4 1 (11.11%) MCSE
4 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
4 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco
4 1 (11.11%) CCNA
4 1 (11.11%) CCDA
4 1 (11.11%) CCDP
4 1 (11.11%) Citrix
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (11.11%) Workflow
4 1 (11.11%) Finance
4 1 (11.11%) Publishing
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (11.11%) InfoPath
4 1 (11.11%) MCITP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Stockport by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (22.22%) MS Office
3 1 (11.11%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (11.11%) PerformancePoint
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (33.33%) Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Service Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) .NET Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (11.11%) SharePoint Architect
4 1 (11.11%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (22.22%) WPF
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
1 6 (66.67%) Windows XP
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL
1 2 (22.22%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (11.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (11.11%) MCITP
2 1 (11.11%) MCP
2 1 (11.11%) MCSE
2 1 (11.11%) CCNA
2 1 (11.11%) CCDA
2 1 (11.11%) CCDP
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) UAG
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco
1 1 (11.11%) Citrix