Period
to 18 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Knutsford 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 6 months to 18 November 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.

Microsoft
Cheshire > Knutsford
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 11 11
Rank change year-on-year -16 0 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 4 6 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Knutsford 2.40% 6.90% 10.64%
As % of the Vendors category 7.14% 20.69% 37.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 15
Knutsford median daily rate £173 £413 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -58.18% +50.00% -7.80%
10th Percentile £170 £335 £220
90th Percentile £177 £438 £608
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £375 £368
% change year-on-year -6.67% +2.04% -8.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Knutsford median hourly rate - - £15.77
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.86 £14.00
% change year-on-year -12.52% +6.14% -5.08%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Knutsford.

All Vendors
Knutsford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 56 29 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Knutsford 33.53% 33.33% 28.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 22 53
Knutsford median daily rate £400 £413 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% - +26.92%
10th Percentile £207 £324 £238
90th Percentile £475 £438 £498
Cheshire median daily rate £404 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.94% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Knutsford median hourly rate - - £15.77
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.86 £15.77
% change year-on-year -12.52% -5.77% +0.13%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Knutsford

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Knutsford.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Knutsford

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Knutsford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Knutsford

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Knutsford region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (25.00%) Lumension
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) Billing
3 1 (25.00%) Supplier Management
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) NAS
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) VBScript
3 1 (25.00%) .NET

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Knutsford 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:

Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) IPsec
1 1 (25.00%) NAS
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Deployment Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Transition Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (25.00%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) HP
1 1 (25.00%) Lumension
1 1 (25.00%) McAfee
1 1 (25.00%) Symantec
1 1 (25.00%) VMware