The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Stockport 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
Manchester / Stockport
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 17 3
Rank change year-on-year +5 -14  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 3 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stockport 7.89% 4.76% 21.05%
As % of the Vendors category 25.00% 12.12% 61.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Median daily rate - £750 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +106.18%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Median hourly rate £17.00 - £12.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 - £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £133.40 - £13.25
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 Stockport.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Stockport
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 12 33 13
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Stockport 31.58% 39.29% 34.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 24 5
Median daily rate £400 £450 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +114.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £350 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £707 £364
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Median hourly rate £162.50 - £12.25
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 Stockport

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Stockport 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 Stockport

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Stockport

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Stockport

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Stockport

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Stockport

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Stockport

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

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Stockport

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 Stockport region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (50.00%) DHCP
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (50.00%) Migration
3 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) Time Management
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (25.00%) NAS
4 1 (25.00%) Veeam
4 1 (25.00%) SonicWALL
4 1 (25.00%) Replication
4 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (25.00%) Electronics
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (25.00%) Office 365
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (25.00%) Synology
4 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (25.00%) VPN
4 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Stockport 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 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DHCP
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) LAN
2 1 (25.00%) NAS
2 1 (25.00%) PPTP
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (25.00%) VoIP
2 1 (25.00%) VPN
2 1 (25.00%) WAN
2 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (25.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (50.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (25.00%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
2 1 (25.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory Support
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) IT Support
2 1 (25.00%) LAN Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Server Support
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Time Management
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Apple
2 1 (25.00%) Avaya
2 1 (25.00%) Dell
2 1 (25.00%) SonicWALL
2 1 (25.00%) Synology
2 1 (25.00%) Veeam