Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 27 14
Rank change year-on-year +2 -13 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 11 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Knutsford 5.70% 2.40% 2.50%
As % of the Vendors category 17.46% 6.78% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
Knutsford median daily rate £300 £173 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +73.91% -54.00% +36.36%
10th Percentile £213 £170 £323
90th Percentile £330 £177 £428
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Knutsford median hourly rate - - -
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £14.93
% change year-on-year +34.62% -12.93% +6.64%

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 59 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Knutsford 32.64% 35.33% 31.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 37 20
Knutsford median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25% -2.74%
10th Percentile £279 £142 £308
90th Percentile £458 £475 £438
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £409 £400
% change year-on-year -2.14% +2.19% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Knutsford median hourly rate - - £60.00
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +34.62% -18.75% +14.29%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 5 (45.45%) Migration
2 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 4 (36.36%) Office 365
3 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (27.27%) Trustwave
3 3 (27.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (27.27%) Data Protection
3 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (27.27%) Splunk
3 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
3 3 (27.27%) Risk Management
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (27.27%) Dell
3 3 (27.27%) Symantec
3 3 (27.27%) McAfee
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (27.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (18.18%) Wealth Management
4 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (18.18%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (18.18%) C#
4 2 (18.18%) .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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) Office 365
2 3 (27.27%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (18.18%) IaaS
3 2 (18.18%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) DB2
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
2 2 (18.18%) Investment Banking
2 2 (18.18%) Law
3 1 (9.09%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2 (18.18%) Developer
1 2 (18.18%) Messaging Engineer
1 2 (18.18%) Project Planner
2 1 (9.09%) .NET Applications Developer
2 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
2 1 (9.09%) Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Angular Developer
2 1 (9.09%) Applications Developer
2 1 (9.09%) Architect
2 1 (9.09%) Azure Architect
2 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
2 1 (9.09%) Deployment Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Project Leader
2 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Messaging Architect
2 1 (9.09%) Project Leader
2 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Service Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Service Transition Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
2 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (9.09%) CSS
2 1 (9.09%) HTML
2 1 (9.09%) REST
2 1 (9.09%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Mainframe
2 1 (9.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
1 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Migration
2 3 (27.27%) Data Protection
2 3 (27.27%) Risk Management
3 2 (18.18%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (18.18%) Wealth Management
4 1 (9.09%) Analytics
4 1 (9.09%) Application Performance Management
4 1 (9.09%) Decision-Making
4 1 (9.09%) DevOps
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 1 (9.09%) Kanban
4 1 (9.09%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
4 1 (9.09%) Predictive Analytics
4 1 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (9.09%) Remediation Plan
4 1 (9.09%) SDLC
4 1 (9.09%) Service Management
4 1 (9.09%) Target Operating Model
4 1 (9.09%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) C#
2 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) PMO
1 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 3 (27.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Dell
1 3 (27.27%) McAfee
1 3 (27.27%) Splunk
1 3 (27.27%) Symantec
1 3 (27.27%) Trustwave
2 1 (9.09%) VMware