The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Wilmslow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Wilmslow region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 1 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wilmslow 16.67% 20.00% 75.00%
As % of the Vendors category 33.33% 100.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Average daily rate
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- £375 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +31.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.44
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.05%
Vendors Category
Wilmslow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wilmslow 50.00% 20.00% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Average daily rate - £375 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +31.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £10.20 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
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Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Wilmslow

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Wilmslow

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Wilmslow

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Wilmslow

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Wilmslow

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Wilmslow

Microsoft
Top 11 Related IT Skills in Wilmslow

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wilmslow 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 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Wilmslow by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wilmslow 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 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Desktop Support
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) VMware