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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 82 58 61
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 20 36 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.09% 2.33% 1.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.63% 13.00% 12.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 7
Median daily rate £294 £275 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.81% -8.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 7
Median hourly rate £12.75 £15.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £11.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £19.70 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £17.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+21.88% +14.75%
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
262 277 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 14.29% 17.94% 12.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 121 74
Median daily rate £350 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 18 19
Median hourly rate £18.00 £15.98 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% +3.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £25.00 £39.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 29 May 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 25 (73.53%) Windows
2 22 (64.71%) Microsoft
3 19 (55.88%) Active Directory
4 15 (44.12%) MS Office
5 14 (41.18%) ITIL
6 13 (38.24%) MCSE
7 12 (35.29%) MCP
7 12 (35.29%) Blackberry
7 12 (35.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 12 (35.29%) Citrix
7 12 (35.29%) Law
7 12 (35.29%) Legal
8 11 (32.35%) Finance
9 10 (29.41%) VMware
9 10 (29.41%) MCDST
9 10 (29.41%) Windows 7
10 9 (26.47%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (26.47%) Document Management
11 8 (23.53%) Banking
11 8 (23.53%) HP
11 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (23.53%) MCSA
11 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (23.53%) Windows Server
12 7 (20.59%) VPN
12 7 (20.59%) DHCP
12 7 (20.59%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (20.59%) MOS
13 6 (17.65%) CCNA
13 6 (17.65%) TCP/IP

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 12 (35.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (8.82%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.94%) CMS
4 1 (2.94%) Umbraco
Applications
1 15 (44.12%) MS Office
2 5 (14.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (8.82%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (8.82%) SoftLayer
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.94%) Office 365
3 1 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.59%) DHCP
1 7 (20.59%) VPN
2 6 (17.65%) TCP/IP
3 5 (14.71%) DNS
4 4 (11.76%) VLAN
5 3 (8.82%) Extranet
5 3 (8.82%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (8.82%) iSCSI
5 3 (8.82%) LAN
5 3 (8.82%) WAN
6 1 (2.94%) Ethernet
6 1 (2.94%) Firewall
6 1 (2.94%) SAN
6 1 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (2.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) HP UFT
1 2 (5.88%) LoadRunner
General
1 12 (35.29%) Law
1 12 (35.29%) Legal
2 11 (32.35%) Finance
3 8 (23.53%) Banking
4 3 (8.82%) French Language
4 3 (8.82%) German Language
5 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.94%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 17 (50.00%) Analyst
2 6 (17.65%) Service Analyst
2 6 (17.65%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) Support Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (11.76%) Desktop Support
4 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Desktop Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Senior Technical Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (5.88%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Help Desk Support
6 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Lead Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) .NET
1 1 (2.94%) AngularJS
1 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.94%) jQuery
1 1 (2.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (35.29%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.88%) Clustering
2 2 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.88%) Psychology
3 1 (2.94%) Life Science
3 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 25 (73.53%) Windows
2 10 (29.41%) Windows 7
3 8 (23.53%) Windows Server
3 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (17.65%) Linux
5 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (8.82%) Apple iOS
6 3 (8.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (8.82%) Solaris
6 3 (8.82%) Unix
6 3 (8.82%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.94%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (41.18%) ITIL
2 9 (26.47%) Document Management
3 3 (8.82%) Patch Management
3 3 (8.82%) Problem Management
3 3 (8.82%) Security Patching
4 2 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (5.88%) Defect Management
4 2 (5.88%) Mentoring
4 2 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (5.88%) Service Delivery
4 2 (5.88%) Software Testing
4 2 (5.88%) Test Management
4 2 (5.88%) Test Scripting
4 2 (5.88%) Test Strategy
4 2 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.94%) Migration
5 1 (2.94%) MVC
5 1 (2.94%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.76%) C
2 3 (8.82%) PowerShell
2 3 (8.82%) SQL
3 1 (2.94%) C#
3 1 (2.94%) Java
3 1 (2.94%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (38.24%) MCSE
2 12 (35.29%) MCP
3 10 (29.41%) MCDST
4 8 (23.53%) MCSA
5 7 (20.59%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (20.59%) MOS
6 6 (17.65%) CCNA
6 6 (17.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 5 (14.71%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (11.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (8.82%) MCITP
10 2 (5.88%) ISTQB
10 2 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (5.88%) OCP
10 2 (5.88%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (5.88%) SAP Certification
11 1 (2.94%) DBS Check
11 1 (2.94%) MCTS
11 1 (2.94%) RHCE
11 1 (2.94%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (8.82%) PCI DSS
3 2 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 19 (55.88%) Active Directory
2 9 (26.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (8.82%) Hyper-V
3 3 (8.82%) NFS
3 3 (8.82%) vSphere
3 3 (8.82%) Xen
4 1 (2.94%) Terminal Server
4 1 (2.94%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (2.94%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) WSUS
2 4 (11.76%) SCCM
3 3 (8.82%) SCOM
4 2 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (5.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 22 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 12 (35.29%) Citrix
3 10 (29.41%) VMware
4 8 (23.53%) HP
5 4 (11.76%) IBM
5 4 (11.76%) Red Hat
6 3 (8.82%) NetApp
7 2 (5.88%) Cisco
7 2 (5.88%) Oracle
7 2 (5.88%) Proofpoint
7 2 (5.88%) SAP
7 2 (5.88%) Symantec
8 1 (2.94%) Apple
8 1 (2.94%) AppSense
8 1 (2.94%) EMC
8 1 (2.94%) MuleSoft
8 1 (2.94%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.94%) Sophos
8 1 (2.94%) Wyse
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