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 29 May 2015 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 6 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 8 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stockport 23.53% 12.12% -
As % of the Vendors category 61.54% 28.57% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 £10.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.85%
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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
13 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stockport 38.24% 42.42% 69.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 6
Average daily rate £288 £258 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.65% -19.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £144 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £372 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 £11.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -72.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -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 29 May 2015, 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 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
4 2 (22.22%) LAN
4 2 (22.22%) WAN
4 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (22.22%) MCSE
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (11.11%) Mobile Development
5 1 (11.11%) SDLC
5 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
5 1 (11.11%) REST
5 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 1 (11.11%) Android Development
5 1 (11.11%) iOS Development
5 1 (11.11%) OOP
5 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
5 1 (11.11%) Finance
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (11.11%) JSON
5 1 (11.11%) MDX
5 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (11.11%) Dimensional Modelling

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Stockport by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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.

Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) LAN
1 2 (22.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Desktop Support
1 2 (22.22%) Developer
1 2 (22.22%) Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Developer
2 1 (11.11%) MI Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Programmer
2 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) REST
1 1 (11.11%) JSON
1 1 (11.11%) MDX
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
2 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
3 1 (11.11%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile Development
2 1 (11.11%) SDLC
2 1 (11.11%) Android Development
2 1 (11.11%) iOS Development
2 1 (11.11%) OOP
2 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
2 1 (11.11%) Dimensional Modelling
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
1 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
1 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
1 1 (11.11%) VB
1 1 (11.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (22.22%) MCSE
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory