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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
North West / Manchester
Rank 92 98 73
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -25
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3 11 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.22% 0.57% 1.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.38% 4.14% 9.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 7
Median daily rate £408 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.42% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £125 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £602 £480 £444
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
- +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Median hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.09 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-5.35% +7.79%

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
217 266 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.57% 13.69% 14.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 148 106
Median daily rate £450 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 16
Median hourly rate £29.00 £17.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.71% +34.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £17.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £48.00 £16.16
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £39.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.82% +105.26%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017. 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 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 £650 - 2
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 13 (76.47%) Windows
2 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
3 10 (58.82%) Active Directory
3 10 (58.82%) MCSE
4 7 (41.18%) Windows Server
5 6 (35.29%) DHCP
5 6 (35.29%) DNS
5 6 (35.29%) VMware
5 6 (35.29%) Windows 7
6 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (29.41%) PowerShell
6 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (29.41%) MCSA
6 5 (29.41%) MS Office
6 5 (29.41%) HP
6 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (29.41%) CCNA
6 5 (29.41%) VPN
7 4 (23.53%) Citrix
7 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
7 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
7 4 (23.53%) Windows XP
7 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
7 4 (23.53%) Banking
7 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (23.53%) Apple iOS
8 3 (17.65%) Windows 8
8 3 (17.65%) Migration
8 3 (17.65%) vSphere

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 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
2 3 (17.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (17.65%) IBM Notes
2 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
2 3 (17.65%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (5.88%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) MS Office
2 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (5.88%) IBM Cloud
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.88%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) DHCP
1 6 (35.29%) DNS
2 5 (29.41%) VPN
3 3 (17.65%) Firewall
3 3 (17.65%) LAN
3 3 (17.65%) VLAN
3 3 (17.65%) WAN
4 2 (11.76%) WLAN
5 1 (5.88%) Extranet
5 1 (5.88%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (5.88%) Internet
5 1 (5.88%) iSCSI
5 1 (5.88%) MPLS
5 1 (5.88%) SAN
5 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.88%) JIRA
2 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (23.53%) Banking
2 2 (11.76%) Finance
3 1 (5.88%) Back Office
3 1 (5.88%) Law
3 1 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Support Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (17.65%) IT Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) IT Support
4 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 2 (11.76%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
4 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Administrator
4 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support
4 2 (11.76%) Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Support
4 2 (11.76%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Service Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Desktop Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (5.88%) jQuery
2 1 (5.88%) SAML
2 1 (5.88%) WCF
2 1 (5.88%) XML
2 1 (5.88%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.88%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 13 (76.47%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Windows Server
3 6 (35.29%) Windows 7
4 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (23.53%) Apple iOS
5 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (23.53%) Windows XP
6 3 (17.65%) Windows 10
6 3 (17.65%) Windows 8
6 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (5.88%) Linux
7 1 (5.88%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) ITIL
1 3 (17.65%) Migration
2 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (5.88%) Document Management
3 1 (5.88%) Identity Management
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL V3
3 1 (5.88%) MVC
3 1 (5.88%) Open Source
3 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
3 1 (5.88%) SEO
3 1 (5.88%) Server Monitoring
3 1 (5.88%) SOA
3 1 (5.88%) TDD
3 1 (5.88%) UML
3 1 (5.88%) Validation
3 1 (5.88%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) PowerShell
2 3 (17.65%) SQL
3 2 (11.76%) C
3 2 (11.76%) C#
3 2 (11.76%) VBScript
4 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.88%) VB
4 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
4 1 (5.88%) VB6
Qualifications
1 10 (58.82%) MCSE
2 5 (29.41%) CCNA
2 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (29.41%) MCSA
3 3 (17.65%) MCITP
4 2 (11.76%) MCDST
4 2 (11.76%) MCP
5 1 (5.88%) CCA
5 1 (5.88%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (5.88%) MCTS
5 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
5 1 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
2 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (58.82%) Active Directory
2 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (17.65%) vSphere
4 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
4 2 (11.76%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (11.76%) XenDesktop
5 1 (5.88%) NFS
5 1 (5.88%) Shibboleth
5 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (5.88%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) SCCM
2 1 (5.88%) Backup Exec
2 1 (5.88%) SCOM
2 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
2 6 (35.29%) VMware
3 5 (29.41%) HP
4 4 (23.53%) Citrix
5 3 (17.65%) Lotus
6 2 (11.76%) NetApp
7 1 (5.88%) Apple
7 1 (5.88%) Avaya
7 1 (5.88%) Cisco
7 1 (5.88%) IBM
7 1 (5.88%) Infor
7 1 (5.88%) Intel Security
7 1 (5.88%) Juniper
7 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds
7 1 (5.88%) Veeam