Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 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
Manchester > Stockport
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 26 10
Rank change year-on-year +14 -16 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 14 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stockport 12.84% 2.79% 13.33%
As % of the Vendors category 38.89% 7.25% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 2
Stockport median daily rate £225 £245 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.16% -32.65% -1.49%
10th Percentile £201 £133 £329
90th Percentile £333 £361 £390
Manchester median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 5
Stockport median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.70% - +22.73%
10th Percentile £11.40 £12.75 £12.75
90th Percentile £78.00 £14.25 £14.55
Manchester median hourly rate £14.25 £13.60 £13.50
% change year-on-year +4.82% +0.70% -

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 Stockport.

All Vendors
Stockport
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 36 69 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stockport 33.03% 38.55% 29.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 47 6
Stockport median daily rate £225 £425 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -47.06% +70.00% -28.57%
10th Percentile £157 £320 £175
90th Percentile £445 £538 £383
Manchester median daily rate £408 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.88% +6.67% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 5
Stockport median hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.70% - +17.39%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.75 £12.75
90th Percentile £168.75 £14.25 £14.55
Manchester median hourly rate £16.19 £13.60 £13.50
% change year-on-year +19.09% +0.70% -6.90%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Stockport

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Stockport

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Stockport over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Stockport

For the 6 months to 23 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 Stockport region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 10 (71.43%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (35.71%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
3 4 (28.57%) VMware
3 4 (28.57%) Telecoms
3 4 (28.57%) Degree
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 4 (28.57%) Contract Management
3 4 (28.57%) GDPR
4 3 (21.43%) Office 365
4 3 (21.43%) DNS
4 3 (21.43%) DHCP
5 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
5 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
5 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
5 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
6 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (7.14%) vSphere
6 1 (7.14%) Aruba
6 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
6 1 (7.14%) NAS
6 1 (7.14%) Veeam
6 1 (7.14%) SonicWALL
6 1 (7.14%) Finance
6 1 (7.14%) Migration
6 1 (7.14%) Replication

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 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (71.43%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Office 365
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) DHCP
1 3 (21.43%) DNS
2 1 (7.14%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) LAN
2 1 (7.14%) NAS
2 1 (7.14%) PPTP
2 1 (7.14%) SAN
2 1 (7.14%) SSH
2 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) VLAN
2 1 (7.14%) VoIP
2 1 (7.14%) VPN
2 1 (7.14%) WAN
2 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
General
1 4 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Buyer
1 4 (28.57%) IT Buyer
2 3 (21.43%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (21.43%) Active Directory Support
3 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Exchange Support
3 2 (14.29%) IT Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Server Support
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server Support
4 1 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) Active Directory Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) LAN Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
3 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Contract Management
2 1 (7.14%) Change Management
2 1 (7.14%) Migration
2 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
2 1 (7.14%) Project Management
2 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (7.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) VMware
2 1 (7.14%) Aruba
2 1 (7.14%) Avaya
2 1 (7.14%) Capita
2 1 (7.14%) Citrix
2 1 (7.14%) Dell
2 1 (7.14%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) SonicWALL
2 1 (7.14%) Synology
2 1 (7.14%) Veeam