Period
to 15 October 2018

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 15 October 2018 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 21 10
Rank change year-on-year +8 -11 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 24 6 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Knutsford 11.32% 3.66% 13.64%
As % of the Vendors category 29.27% 11.11% 32.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 10
Knutsford median daily rate £388 £173 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +124.64% -59.41% +6.25%
10th Percentile £256 £160 £380
90th Percentile £400 £368 £442
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Knutsford median hourly rate £40.00 - -
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £14.86
% change year-on-year +34.62% -12.52% +6.14%

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 82 54 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Knutsford 38.68% 32.93% 41.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 37 32
Knutsford median daily rate £375 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -2.94% -
10th Percentile £307 £172 £356
90th Percentile £450 £485 £452
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £413
% change year-on-year - -3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Knutsford median hourly rate £40.00 £14.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +180.70% - -
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £14.86
% change year-on-year +34.62% -12.52% -11.76%

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

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Knutsford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Knutsford over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Knutsford

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Knutsford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Knutsford

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, 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 16 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (25.00%) Banking
3 5 (20.83%) Finance
3 5 (20.83%) SaaS
4 4 (16.67%) Office 365
4 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
4 4 (16.67%) QA
5 3 (12.50%) Supplier Management
5 3 (12.50%) Retail Banking
5 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (12.50%) Data Protection
5 3 (12.50%) PCI DSS
5 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
5 3 (12.50%) Information Security
5 3 (12.50%) Migration
5 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (12.50%) Dell
5 3 (12.50%) Symantec
5 3 (12.50%) McAfee
5 3 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (12.50%) SQL
5 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange
5 3 (12.50%) SLA
5 3 (12.50%) Risk Management
5 3 (12.50%) Line Management
5 3 (12.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (12.50%) SDLC
5 3 (12.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 16 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.83%) SaaS
2 4 (16.67%) Office 365
3 3 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (8.33%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) DB2
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (25.00%) Banking
2 5 (20.83%) Finance
3 3 (12.50%) Retail Banking
4 2 (8.33%) Investment Banking
4 2 (8.33%) Law
5 1 (4.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) Security Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Coordinator
4 3 (12.50%) Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) Business Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Messaging Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Business Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) .NET Applications Developer
6 1 (4.17%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Applications Developer
6 1 (4.17%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Deployment Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Project Leader
6 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Messaging Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Project Leader
6 1 (4.17%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) AngularJS
2 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (4.17%) CSS
2 1 (4.17%) HTML
2 1 (4.17%) REST
2 1 (4.17%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) Taxonomies
3 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.17%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
1 1 (4.17%) Windows 10
1 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.50%) Data Protection
1 3 (12.50%) Decision-Making
1 3 (12.50%) Information Security
1 3 (12.50%) Line Management
1 3 (12.50%) Migration
1 3 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
1 3 (12.50%) Risk Management
1 3 (12.50%) SDLC
1 3 (12.50%) Security Architecture
1 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (12.50%) Supplier Management
2 2 (8.33%) BPMN
2 2 (8.33%) Business Analysis
2 2 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (8.33%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (8.33%) Programme Management
2 2 (8.33%) Scenario Testing
2 2 (8.33%) Test Strategy
2 2 (8.33%) UML
2 2 (8.33%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 3 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) C#
2 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) QA
2 3 (12.50%) PCI DSS
2 3 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (12.50%) SLA
3 1 (4.17%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 3 (12.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Dell
1 3 (12.50%) McAfee
1 3 (12.50%) Splunk
1 3 (12.50%) Symantec
1 3 (12.50%) Trustwave
2 1 (4.17%) VMware