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 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 9 7
Rank change year-on-year -9 -2  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 2 15 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Knutsford 2.50% 20.83% 13.95%
As % of the Vendors category 6.25% 50.00% 34.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 5
Knutsford median daily rate £280 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.11% +6.25%  
10th Percentile £175 £410 £361
90th Percentile £422 £442 £638
Cheshire median daily rate £325 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -23.52% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Knutsford median hourly rate - - £15.77
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £21.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -38.09% +40.00%  

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 Knutsford.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Knutsford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 32 30 35
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Knutsford 40.00% 41.67% 40.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 24 34
Knutsford median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
10th Percentile £350 £363 £341
90th Percentile £548 £481 £613
Cheshire median daily rate £385 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -9.41% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Knutsford median hourly rate £14.25 - £15.77
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.63 £21.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year -35.11% +33.16%  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Knutsford

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) R
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (50.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) Assembly Language
2 1 (50.00%) JCL
2 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (50.00%) COBOL
2 1 (50.00%) DB2
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (50.00%) Windows

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 (100.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (50.00%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) DB2
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Deployment Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Deployment Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Assembly Language
1 1 (50.00%) COBOL
1 1 (50.00%) JCL
1 1 (50.00%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) IBM