The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Macclesfield 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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Cheshire / Macclesfield
Rank 10 7 9
Rank change year-on-year -3 +2  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 2 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Macclesfield 6.90% 18.37% 13.16%
As % of the Vendors category 8.00% 25.71% 31.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Median daily rate £400 £334 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.85% -12.17%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £15.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year -5.33% +1.01%  

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 Macclesfield.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Macclesfield
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 25 35 16
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Macclesfield 86.21% 71.43% 42.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 14 6
Median daily rate £450 £500 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +13.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £395 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Macclesfield

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Macclesfield citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Macclesfield

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Macclesfield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in Macclesfield.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Macclesfield

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Macclesfield

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Macclesfield

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Macclesfield

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Macclesfield region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 5 (62.50%) MS Office
2 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) MCSE
2 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (37.50%) NHS
2 3 (37.50%) Project Management
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
3 2 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (25.00%) .NET
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (25.00%) Advertising
3 2 (25.00%) CRM
3 2 (25.00%) C#
4 1 (12.50%) VBA
4 1 (12.50%) SAP
4 1 (12.50%) ISO 9000
4 1 (12.50%) MS Access
4 1 (12.50%) SAP FI
4 1 (12.50%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (12.50%) SAP CO
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Logistics
4 1 (12.50%) Finance
4 1 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (12.50%) JIRA

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Macclesfield 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 (12.50%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (62.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (12.50%) SAP CO
2 1 (12.50%) SAP FI
2 1 (12.50%) SAP FI/CO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (12.50%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 2 (25.00%) Advertising
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) 3rd Line Support
1 3 (37.50%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) CRM Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
2 2 (25.00%) IT Support
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Developer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Technician
3 1 (12.50%) Access Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Network Support
3 1 (12.50%) Network Support Technician
3 1 (12.50%) Network Technician
3 1 (12.50%) SAP Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Support Technician
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (37.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Project Management
2 2 (25.00%) CRM
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Coaching
3 1 (12.50%) Dashboard Development
3 1 (12.50%) Data Cleansing
3 1 (12.50%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) MCSE
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) Data Quality
1 1 (12.50%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) SAP