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 26 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 / Macclesfield
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 13 -
Rank change year-on-year +2 -  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 3 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Macclesfield 7.69% 8.51% -
As % of the Vendors category 14.29% 13.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Median daily rate £385 £369 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.40% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +10.00%  

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 Macclesfield.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Macclesfield
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 21 30 21
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Macclesfield 53.85% 63.83% 30.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 6
Median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £350 £420
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £518 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.07
% change year-on-year -14.63% +13.44%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Macclesfield

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Macclesfield over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Macclesfield

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Macclesfield

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Macclesfield

For the 6 months to 26 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 Macclesfield region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (60.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (40.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) CCNA
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) VBA
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) MS Access
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (20.00%) CA
3 1 (20.00%) SAP FI
3 1 (20.00%) SAP
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (20.00%) SAP CO
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Logistics
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (20.00%) CA PPM
3 1 (20.00%) Data Cleansing
3 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Confluence
3 1 (20.00%) Change Control

Microsoft
Co-occurring 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 (20.00%) Confluence
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (40.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) CA PPM
1 1 (20.00%) SAP CO
1 1 (20.00%) SAP FI
1 1 (20.00%) SAP FI/CO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
1 3 (60.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
1 1 (20.00%) Access Developer
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory Support
1 1 (20.00%) Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Delivery Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Developer
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Support
1 1 (20.00%) First Line Help Desk Support
1 1 (20.00%) Help Desk Support
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Developer
1 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (20.00%) SAP Developer
1 1 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Technical Delivery Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) IDoc
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Change Control
2 1 (20.00%) Coaching
2 1 (20.00%) Dashboard Development
2 1 (20.00%) Data Cleansing
2 1 (20.00%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (20.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) CCNA
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) CA
2 1 (20.00%) SAP