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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 58 68 67
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 32 14 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.33% 1.18% 1.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.39% 10.94% 13.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 4 17
Average daily rate
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£350 £343 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% +18.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £228 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £413 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 5
Average hourly rate £13.00 £26.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +67.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.88 £17.75 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £34.00 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £16.84 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.50% -0.94%
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
174 128 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.66% 10.81% 13.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 54 89
Average daily rate £375 £294 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.65% -8.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £173 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 10
Average hourly rate £14.25 £26.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.19% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £37.00 £19.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +3 3 £255 -37.03% 1
Wigan - 3 - - 1
Stockport +3 2 - - 1
Cheadle - - - -
Salford - - - -
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 44 (78.57%) Windows
2 35 (62.50%) MCSE
2 35 (62.50%) VMware
3 33 (58.93%) Microsoft
4 30 (53.57%) SAN
5 24 (42.86%) Cisco
5 24 (42.86%) ITIL
6 23 (41.07%) MCITP
7 21 (37.50%) Active Directory
8 20 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (35.71%) Hyper-V
9 19 (33.93%) Citrix
10 18 (32.14%) Windows Server 2003
10 18 (32.14%) VMware Infrastructure
11 17 (30.36%) Symantec
11 17 (30.36%) Firewall
12 16 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 15 (26.79%) Backup Exec
14 14 (25.00%) MCTS
14 14 (25.00%) MCSA
14 14 (25.00%) MS Exchange
15 12 (21.43%) WAN
15 12 (21.43%) MCP
15 12 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
15 12 (21.43%) CCNA
15 12 (21.43%) VMware ESX
16 11 (19.64%) Juniper
17 10 (17.86%) HP
17 10 (17.86%) EMC
17 10 (17.86%) Degree

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 14 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (7.14%) SharePoint
5 3 (5.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (5.36%) Lync
6 2 (3.57%) IBM Notes
6 2 (3.57%) Apache
7 1 (1.79%) IIS
7 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.93%) MS Office
3 1 (1.79%) MS Project
3 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 30 (53.57%) SAN
2 17 (30.36%) Firewall
3 12 (21.43%) WAN
4 8 (14.29%) LAN
5 7 (12.50%) TCP/IP
6 6 (10.71%) DNS
7 5 (8.93%) VPN
8 4 (7.14%) DHCP
9 3 (5.36%) Wireless
9 3 (5.36%) VLAN
9 3 (5.36%) Network Security
9 3 (5.36%) NAS
10 2 (3.57%) DMZ
11 1 (1.79%) Intranet
11 1 (1.79%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (1.79%) Wireshark
11 1 (1.79%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.93%) SQL Server
1 5 (8.93%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.79%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.57%) MSI
1 2 (3.57%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (5.36%) Telecoms
1 3 (5.36%) Finance
2 1 (1.79%) Banking
2 1 (1.79%) Retail
2 1 (1.79%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (17.86%) 3rd Line Support
2 9 (16.07%) Analyst
2 9 (16.07%) Consultant
3 7 (12.50%) Support Consultant
3 7 (12.50%) Administrator
4 6 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (10.71%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (8.93%) Support Engineer
5 5 (8.93%) Wintel Support
6 4 (7.14%) Security Manager
6 4 (7.14%) Network Manager
6 4 (7.14%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 4 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Service Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Support Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Network Security Manager
6 4 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
7 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.79%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.57%) Blackberry
1 2 (3.57%) Clustering
1 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.79%) EPoS
2 1 (1.79%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 44 (78.57%) Windows
2 20 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (32.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (16.07%) Windows XP
4 9 (16.07%) Linux
4 9 (16.07%) Windows 7
5 7 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (7.14%) Windows Vista
7 3 (5.36%) Android
7 3 (5.36%) Windows 2000
8 2 (3.57%) HPUX
8 2 (3.57%) Solaris
8 2 (3.57%) NetWare
8 2 (3.57%) UNIX
8 2 (3.57%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.79%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (42.86%) ITIL
2 3 (5.36%) People Management
3 2 (3.57%) Service Management
3 2 (3.57%) E-Commerce
3 2 (3.57%) ITSM
3 2 (3.57%) Migration
3 2 (3.57%) Incident Management
3 2 (3.57%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (3.57%) Load Balancing
3 2 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (1.79%) Load Testing
4 1 (1.79%) Manual Testing
4 1 (1.79%) Performance Management
4 1 (1.79%) Dimensional Modelling
4 1 (1.79%) ITIL V3
4 1 (1.79%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (1.79%) Software Deployment
4 1 (1.79%) Mentoring
4 1 (1.79%) Information Security
4 1 (1.79%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.29%) SQL
2 3 (5.36%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.57%) PHP
3 2 (3.57%) VBScript
4 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (62.50%) MCSE
2 23 (41.07%) MCITP
3 16 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 14 (25.00%) MCTS
4 14 (25.00%) MCSA
5 12 (21.43%) CCNA
5 12 (21.43%) MCP
5 12 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (17.86%) Degree
7 9 (16.07%) VCP5
8 4 (7.14%) ACSP
8 4 (7.14%) RHCE
8 4 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (7.14%) IBM Certification
8 4 (7.14%) ACSA
8 4 (7.14%) MCDST
8 4 (7.14%) CCDP
8 4 (7.14%) CCNP
8 4 (7.14%) CCIP
9 2 (3.57%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (5.36%) SLA
3 1 (1.79%) QA
3 1 (1.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 20 (35.71%) Hyper-V
3 18 (32.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (21.43%) VMware ESX
5 3 (5.36%) XenApp
6 2 (3.57%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 15 (26.79%) Backup Exec
2 7 (12.50%) SCCM
3 6 (10.71%) SCOM
4 2 (3.57%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (1.79%) WSUS
5 1 (1.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.79%) Nagios
Vendors
1 35 (62.50%) VMware
2 33 (58.93%) Microsoft
3 24 (42.86%) Cisco
4 19 (33.93%) Citrix
5 17 (30.36%) Symantec
6 11 (19.64%) Juniper
7 10 (17.86%) HP
7 10 (17.86%) EMC
8 6 (10.71%) Apple
9 5 (8.93%) IBM
10 4 (7.14%) Red Hat
10 4 (7.14%) Veeam
10 4 (7.14%) SolarWinds
10 4 (7.14%) Sophos
11 3 (5.36%) Avaya
11 3 (5.36%) Dell
12 2 (3.57%) Sun
12 2 (3.57%) NetApp
12 2 (3.57%) Novell
12 2 (3.57%) StorageTek
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