Period
to 19 May 2019

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 19 May 2019 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
19 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 34 18 23
Rank change year-on-year -16 +5 -14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 5 15 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Knutsford 2.48% 8.82% 1.90%
As % of the Vendors category 7.94% 23.81% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Knutsford median daily rate £120 £358 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -66.43% +27.68% -34.12%
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +21.43% - -17.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Knutsford median hourly rate - - -
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +20.69% -9.38% -5.44%

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 63 63 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Knutsford 31.19% 37.06% 38.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 24 31
Knutsford median daily rate £350 £371 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.72% -7.19% -5.88%
10th Percentile £219 £260 £319
90th Percentile £434 £476 £550
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £380 £390
% change year-on-year +11.84% -2.56% -8.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Knutsford median hourly rate - - £37.13
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year +16.67% -13.04% +1.95%

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 19 May 2019.

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 19 May 2019, 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 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) SLA
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (40.00%) Capacity Management
3 2 (40.00%) Office 365
4 1 (20.00%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (20.00%) Change Management
4 1 (20.00%) Firewall
4 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (20.00%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (20.00%) Hardware Maintenance
4 1 (20.00%) Banking
4 1 (20.00%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (20.00%) VLAN
4 1 (20.00%) Online Banking
4 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (20.00%) DHCP
4 1 (20.00%) VPN
4 1 (20.00%) DNS

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 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Office 365
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DHCP
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) VLAN
1 1 (20.00%) VPN
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Service Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Communications Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Engagement Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) IT Technician
3 1 (20.00%) Senior IT Technician
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Technician
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Capacity Management
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) Hardware Maintenance
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Strategic Planning
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) SLA
2 1 (20.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory