The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Crewe with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Cheshire / Crewe
Rank 9 14 5
Rank change year-on-year +5 -9  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 2 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Crewe 7.41% 13.79% 16.67%
As % of the Vendors category 18.18% 18.18% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
Median daily rate £313 £288 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.69% +27.77%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £25.00 - £15.59
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.40 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% -  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Crewe.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Crewe
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 11 22 8
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Crewe 40.74% 75.86% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 1
Median daily rate £338 £288 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.39% +27.77%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £25.00 - £20.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -13.81% +11.76%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Crewe

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Crewe citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Crewe

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Crewe

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in Crewe.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Crewe

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Crewe

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Crewe

Microsoft
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Crewe

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Crewe region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (33.33%) SAP
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
1 1 (33.33%) Ajax
1 1 (33.33%) JSON
1 1 (33.33%) jQuery
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Crewe by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Author
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Field Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Full Stack Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) Ajax
1 1 (33.33%) jQuery
1 1 (33.33%) JSON
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) SAP