Period
to 4 April 2020

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 4 April 2020 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
4 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 16 34 20
Rank change year-on-year +18 -14 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 3 7 11
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Knutsford 4.76% 3.26% 6.79%
As % of the Vendors category 12.00% 10.14% 17.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 2
Median daily rate £140 £240 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -41.67% -12.73% -15.38%
10th Percentile £124 £120 £191
90th Percentile £161 £311 £359
Cheshire median daily rate £363 £400 £340
% change year-on-year -9.38% +17.65% -4.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Cheshire median hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +7.14% +20.69% -14.71%

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 25 69 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Knutsford 39.68% 32.09% 38.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 41 27
Median daily rate £384 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.71% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £170 £178 £211
90th Percentile £493 £455 £480
Cheshire median daily rate £388 £416 £400
% change year-on-year -6.91% +4.06% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Median hourly rate £51.50 £17.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +194.29% +20.69% -17.14%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Knutsford

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Knutsford

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Knutsford

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in Knutsford.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft in Knutsford

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Knutsford

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in Knutsford.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Knutsford

For the 6 months to 4 April 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Knutsford region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 2 (66.67%) Dell
1 2 (66.67%) Intel
1 2 (66.67%) Dell Certification
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (66.67%) Unix
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
1 2 (66.67%) Video Conferencing
1 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory

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 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Desktop Support
2 2 (66.67%) Desktop Support Technician
2 2 (66.67%) Desktop Technician
2 2 (66.67%) Support Technician
3 1 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Self-Motivation
1 2 (66.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Unix
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Dell Certification
1 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Dell
1 2 (66.67%) Intel