The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 31 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 91 83 64
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -19
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 14 23 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.76% 1.24% 1.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.49% 7.77% 13.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 19
Median daily rate £225 £210 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -34.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £114 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £350 £324
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £12.50 £10.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -48.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £16.67 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+61.96% +5.00%
Microsoft Certification
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Qualifications Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
255 296 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.75% 15.99% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 145 109
Median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £190 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £475 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £378 £355
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +6.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 8
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.25 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.43% -43.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.56 £10.00 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.10 £40.00 £23.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +13.00%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Manchester region.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 31 August 2016.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 31 August 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport - 1 £375 -
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 27 (75.00%) Windows
1 27 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 20 (55.56%) Active Directory
3 18 (50.00%) ITIL
4 16 (44.44%) MCP
5 14 (38.89%) MCSE
5 14 (38.89%) VMware
6 13 (36.11%) VMware Infrastructure
6 13 (36.11%) Windows Server
7 12 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (33.33%) MS Office
8 11 (30.56%) SCCM
9 10 (27.78%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (25.00%) CCNA
10 9 (25.00%) Linux
10 9 (25.00%) MCDST
10 9 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 8 (22.22%) WSUS
11 8 (22.22%) SCOM
11 8 (22.22%) Patch Management
11 8 (22.22%) Red Hat
11 8 (22.22%) Blackberry
11 8 (22.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 8 (22.22%) Finance
11 8 (22.22%) Law
11 8 (22.22%) Legal
12 7 (19.44%) Document Management
12 7 (19.44%) DNS

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 8 (22.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (13.89%) MS Exchange
3 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
4 2 (5.56%) Skype for Business
5 1 (2.78%) CMS
5 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.78%) IBM Notes
5 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.78%) Umbraco
Applications
1 12 (33.33%) MS Office
2 6 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (5.56%) IBM Cloud
2 2 (5.56%) SoftLayer
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (19.44%) DHCP
1 7 (19.44%) DNS
2 5 (13.89%) VPN
3 4 (11.11%) Extranet
3 4 (11.11%) LAN
3 4 (11.11%) VLAN
3 4 (11.11%) WAN
4 3 (8.33%) TCP/IP
5 2 (5.56%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (5.56%) Firewall
5 2 (5.56%) iSCSI
5 2 (5.56%) SAN
5 2 (5.56%) WLAN
6 1 (2.78%) Internet
6 1 (2.78%) MPLS
6 1 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (2.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) HP UFT
1 2 (5.56%) LoadRunner
2 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (22.22%) Finance
1 8 (22.22%) Law
1 8 (22.22%) Legal
2 4 (11.11%) Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.78%) French Language
4 1 (2.78%) German Language
4 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (55.56%) Analyst
2 9 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 9 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
3 8 (22.22%) Senior Technical Analyst
4 6 (16.67%) Support Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Desktop Support
5 4 (11.11%) Service Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Support Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (8.33%) Desktop Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) IT Support
7 2 (5.56%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
7 2 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Active Directory Support
7 2 (5.56%) IT Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) IT Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) .NET
1 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET
1 2 (5.56%) jQuery
1 2 (5.56%) XML
2 1 (2.78%) AngularJS
2 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (2.78%) WCF
2 1 (2.78%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Blackberry
2 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.56%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.56%) Life Science
3 2 (5.56%) Psychology
4 1 (2.78%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 27 (75.00%) Windows
2 13 (36.11%) Windows Server
3 12 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (25.00%) Linux
6 7 (19.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (19.44%) Solaris
6 7 (19.44%) Unix
6 7 (19.44%) Windows 7
7 6 (16.67%) Windows XP
8 4 (11.11%) Apple iOS
8 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (5.56%) Windows 8
10 1 (2.78%) Android
10 1 (2.78%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (50.00%) ITIL
2 8 (22.22%) Patch Management
3 7 (19.44%) Document Management
3 7 (19.44%) Security Patching
3 7 (19.44%) Virtual Environments
4 5 (13.89%) Problem Management
5 2 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (5.56%) Defect Management
5 2 (5.56%) ITIL V3
5 2 (5.56%) MVC
5 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2
5 2 (5.56%) Software Testing
5 2 (5.56%) Test Management
5 2 (5.56%) Test Scripting
5 2 (5.56%) Test Strategy
5 2 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.78%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.78%) ERP
6 1 (2.78%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.89%) SQL
2 4 (11.11%) C
3 2 (5.56%) C#
3 2 (5.56%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.78%) Java
4 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.78%) VB
4 1 (2.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (44.44%) MCP
2 14 (38.89%) MCSE
3 10 (27.78%) ITIL Certification
4 9 (25.00%) CCNA
4 9 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (25.00%) MCDST
5 6 (16.67%) MCSA
6 4 (11.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (8.33%) DBS Check
7 3 (8.33%) MCITP
7 3 (8.33%) MOS
7 3 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (5.56%) CCNP
8 2 (5.56%) ISTQB
8 2 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (5.56%) MCTS
8 2 (5.56%) OCP
8 2 (5.56%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (5.56%) SAP Certification
8 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.56%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 13 (36.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (8.33%) Hyper-V
3 3 (8.33%) vSphere
4 2 (5.56%) NFS
4 2 (5.56%) Xen
5 1 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (2.78%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (2.78%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (2.78%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (30.56%) SCCM
2 8 (22.22%) SCOM
2 8 (22.22%) WSUS
3 2 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (2.78%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.78%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.78%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (2.78%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 27 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (38.89%) VMware
3 8 (22.22%) Red Hat
4 6 (16.67%) Citrix
4 6 (16.67%) HP
5 3 (8.33%) Cisco
5 3 (8.33%) IBM
5 3 (8.33%) NetApp
6 2 (5.56%) Oracle
6 2 (5.56%) SAP
6 2 (5.56%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.78%) Apple
7 1 (2.78%) Avaya
7 1 (2.78%) EMC
7 1 (2.78%) Infor
7 1 (2.78%) Lotus
7 1 (2.78%) MuleSoft
7 1 (2.78%) Novell
7 1 (2.78%) Proofpoint
7 1 (2.78%) Veeam