The table below looks at the statistics 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 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 6 5 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 1 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wilmslow 14.29% 11.76% 50.00%
As % of the Vendors category 100.00% 40.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate - £170 £110
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +54.19%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £10.00 £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.72
% change year-on-year
- +9.32%
Microsoft
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Wilmslow region.

Vendors Category
Wilmslow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wilmslow 14.29% 29.41% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate - £170 £110
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +54.19%
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 - £10.00 £10.00
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 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 26 Related IT Skills in Wilmslow

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) MS Project
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (33.33%) ETL
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) PMI
1 1 (33.33%) PMI Certification
1 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
1 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Legal
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Data Extraction
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
1 1 (33.33%) Solvency II
1 1 (33.33%) FATCA
1 1 (33.33%) SDLC

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Wilmslow by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (33.33%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) HR Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) PMO Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Extraction
1 1 (33.33%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) ETL
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
1 1 (33.33%) SDLC
1 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) FATCA
1 1 (33.33%) Solvency II