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 3 March 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 88 61 54
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 9 25 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.58% 2.04% 1.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.53% 14.71% 15.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 11
Average daily rate
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£283 £225 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.55% -35.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £225 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £225 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £289
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 4
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.10 £12.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% +3.19%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £14.50 £18.20
% change year-on-year
-5.17% -20.32%
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
255 170 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 16.50% 13.90% 12.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 74 53
Average daily rate £400 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £225 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £351 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.39% +6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 16
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -3.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -33.96%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 3 March 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Altrincham - - - - 2
Cheadle - - - - 1
Oldham - - - - 2
Stockport - - - - 1
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification.

1 31 (72.09%) Microsoft
2 29 (67.44%) Windows
3 25 (58.14%) Active Directory
4 22 (51.16%) MCSE
5 17 (39.53%) ITIL
6 13 (30.23%) MCITP
7 12 (27.91%) CCNA
7 12 (27.91%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (25.58%) Windows XP
9 10 (23.26%) MCSA
9 10 (23.26%) Citrix
9 10 (23.26%) Cisco
9 10 (23.26%) TCP/IP
10 9 (20.93%) HP
10 9 (20.93%) Windows 7
11 8 (18.60%) MCTS
11 8 (18.60%) DNS
11 8 (18.60%) MCP
11 8 (18.60%) MS Office
12 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
12 7 (16.28%) WAN
12 7 (16.28%) VMware
12 7 (16.28%) PowerShell
12 7 (16.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 6 (13.95%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (13.95%) Migration
13 6 (13.95%) CCDP
13 6 (13.95%) EMC
14 5 (11.63%) SAN
14 5 (11.63%) DHCP

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (11.63%) MS Exchange
2 4 (9.30%) SharePoint
2 4 (9.30%) Lync
3 3 (6.98%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (6.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (4.65%) IBM Notes
4 2 (4.65%) Apache
4 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.65%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.33%) IIS
5 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 8 (18.60%) MS Office
2 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.65%) InfoPath
4 1 (2.33%) MS Project
4 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (23.26%) TCP/IP
2 8 (18.60%) DNS
3 7 (16.28%) WAN
4 5 (11.63%) DHCP
4 5 (11.63%) SAN
5 4 (9.30%) VPN
6 3 (6.98%) Firewall
6 3 (6.98%) LAN
6 3 (6.98%) Network Security
7 2 (4.65%) VLAN
7 2 (4.65%) DMZ
7 2 (4.65%) NetScaler
8 1 (2.33%) Intranet
8 1 (2.33%) Internet
8 1 (2.33%) Extranet
8 1 (2.33%) Wireless
8 1 (2.33%) IP Telephony
8 1 (2.33%) iSCSI
8 1 (2.33%) NAS
8 1 (2.33%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (6.98%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (6.98%) SQL Server
1 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (4.65%) PerformancePoint
3 1 (2.33%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.33%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.33%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Fiddler
2 1 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (2.33%) JIRA
General
1 5 (11.63%) Finance
2 4 (9.30%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.65%) Law
3 2 (4.65%) Legal
3 2 (4.65%) Publishing
4 1 (2.33%) Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Retail
4 1 (2.33%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 13 (30.23%) Analyst
2 9 (20.93%) Service Analyst
2 9 (20.93%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (13.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Support Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Desktop Support
4 4 (9.30%) Developer
4 4 (9.30%) Support Technician
4 4 (9.30%) Security Manager
4 4 (9.30%) Network Security Manager
4 4 (9.30%) IT Support Technician
4 4 (9.30%) Network Manager
4 4 (9.30%) IT Support
5 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Consultant
5 2 (4.65%) SharePoint Architect
5 2 (4.65%) Remote Desktop Support
5 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (4.65%) .NET Developer
5 2 (4.65%) Support Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) .NET
2 3 (6.98%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.65%) Application Packaging
4 1 (2.33%) WPF
4 1 (2.33%) jQuery
4 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.33%) HTML5
4 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.33%) JMS
4 1 (2.33%) WinForms
4 1 (2.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.33%) Clustering
3 1 (2.33%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 29 (67.44%) Windows
2 11 (25.58%) Windows XP
3 9 (20.93%) Windows 7
4 6 (13.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (9.30%) Linux
6 3 (6.98%) Windows 2000
6 3 (6.98%) Windows Vista
6 3 (6.98%) Android
6 3 (6.98%) Apple iOS
7 2 (4.65%) UNIX
7 2 (4.65%) NetWare
7 2 (4.65%) HPUX
7 2 (4.65%) Solaris
8 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.33%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (2.33%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (39.53%) ITIL
2 6 (13.95%) Migration
3 3 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (6.98%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (6.98%) People Management
4 2 (4.65%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (4.65%) Time Management
4 2 (4.65%) Data Migration
4 2 (4.65%) ITSM
4 2 (4.65%) Workflow
4 2 (4.65%) Project Management
4 2 (4.65%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (4.65%) Load Testing
5 1 (2.33%) Unit Testing
5 1 (2.33%) Manual Testing
5 1 (2.33%) Load Balancing
5 1 (2.33%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.33%) Scrum
5 1 (2.33%) Information Security
5 1 (2.33%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.28%) PowerShell
2 5 (11.63%) VBScript
2 5 (11.63%) SQL
3 2 (4.65%) PHP
4 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.33%) C
4 1 (2.33%) C#
4 1 (2.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 22 (51.16%) MCSE
2 13 (30.23%) MCITP
3 12 (27.91%) CCNA
3 12 (27.91%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (23.26%) MCSA
5 8 (18.60%) MCP
5 8 (18.60%) MCTS
6 7 (16.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 6 (13.95%) CCDP
8 5 (11.63%) MCDST
9 4 (9.30%) ACSA
9 4 (9.30%) RHCSA
9 4 (9.30%) ACSP
9 4 (9.30%) CCNP
9 4 (9.30%) CCIP
9 4 (9.30%) RHCE
9 4 (9.30%) IBM Certification
10 3 (6.98%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (6.98%) CCEA
10 3 (6.98%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (6.98%) SLA
3 2 (4.65%) PCI DSS
4 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 25 (58.14%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.63%) XenDesktop
3 4 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (6.98%) XenApp
5 2 (4.65%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.65%) Terminal Server
5 2 (4.65%) UAG
6 1 (2.33%) NFS
6 1 (2.33%) vSphere
6 1 (2.33%) Xen
6 1 (2.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (2.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (2.33%) SCOM
2 1 (2.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 31 (72.09%) Microsoft
2 10 (23.26%) Cisco
2 10 (23.26%) Citrix
3 9 (20.93%) HP
4 7 (16.28%) VMware
5 6 (13.95%) EMC
6 4 (9.30%) IBM
6 4 (9.30%) Apple
7 3 (6.98%) SolarWinds
7 3 (6.98%) Dell
7 3 (6.98%) Avaya
7 3 (6.98%) Red Hat
8 2 (4.65%) Novell
8 2 (4.65%) StorageTek
8 2 (4.65%) Lotus
8 2 (4.65%) Sun
8 2 (4.65%) Wyse
8 2 (4.65%) AppSense
9 1 (2.33%) SonicWALL
9 1 (2.33%) Atlassian
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