Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 5 11
Rank change year-on-year -7 +6 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 3 16 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Macclesfield 4.84% 18.82% 7.69%
As % of the Vendors category 8.33% 25.00% 24.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 4
Macclesfield median daily rate £400 £320 £254
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +26.11% +33.55%
10th Percentile £375 £260 £204
90th Percentile £425 £465 £317
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £375 £368
% change year-on-year -6.67% +2.04% -8.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Macclesfield median hourly rate £13.00 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.10% -16.00% +42.86%
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.86 £14.00
% change year-on-year -12.52% +6.14% -6.67%

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 Macclesfield.

All Vendors
Macclesfield
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 36 64 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Macclesfield 58.06% 75.29% 31.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 33 17
Macclesfield median daily rate £460 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +12.50% +24.51%
10th Percentile £379 £311 £241
90th Percentile £538 £535 £465
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 1
Macclesfield median hourly rate £13.00 £19.66 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.88% -21.36% +42.86%
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.86 £15.77
% change year-on-year -12.52% -5.77% -1.44%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Macclesfield

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Macclesfield.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft in Macclesfield.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Macclesfield

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Change Control
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Apple
2 1 (33.33%) NHS
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (33.33%) Time Management

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:

Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Technician
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Change Control
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCNA
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Apple
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco