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 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 95 75 64
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 9 15 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.50% 1.06% 1.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.72% 7.81% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 5
Average daily rate £150 £400 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-62.50% +77.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £12.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +2.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.77 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.38% +5.13%
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
242 192 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.53% 13.55% 14.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 102 81
Average daily rate £400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £554 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 10
Average hourly rate £21.25 £13.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.46% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £10.90 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £13.60 £26.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +28.57%

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 13 February 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 13 February 2016, 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 19 (70.37%) Windows
1 19 (70.37%) Microsoft
2 16 (59.26%) Active Directory
3 12 (44.44%) MCSE
4 11 (40.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (37.04%) HP
6 9 (33.33%) Citrix
6 9 (33.33%) Windows Server
7 8 (29.63%) MCSA
7 8 (29.63%) MCITP
7 8 (29.63%) PowerShell
7 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (25.93%) VMware
8 7 (25.93%) ITIL
8 7 (25.93%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (22.22%) CCNA
9 6 (22.22%) Cisco
9 6 (22.22%) DHCP
9 6 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (22.22%) XenDesktop
10 5 (18.52%) Hyper-V
10 5 (18.52%) MCDST
10 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
10 5 (18.52%) MS Office
10 5 (18.52%) VBScript
10 5 (18.52%) Windows XP
10 5 (18.52%) MS Exchange
10 5 (18.52%) Project Management
11 4 (14.81%) DNS

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (18.52%) MS Exchange
2 3 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (11.11%) IBM Notes
3 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
3 2 (7.41%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (18.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Office 365
2 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) DHCP
2 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
3 4 (14.81%) DNS
3 4 (14.81%) WAN
4 3 (11.11%) DMZ
4 3 (11.11%) VLAN
4 3 (11.11%) VPN
5 2 (7.41%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (7.41%) iSCSI
5 2 (7.41%) NetScaler
6 1 (3.70%) Ethernet
6 1 (3.70%) Firewall
6 1 (3.70%) LAN
6 1 (3.70%) NAS
6 1 (3.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Fiddler
General
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) 2nd Line Support
1 5 (18.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 5 (18.52%) IT Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Analyst
2 4 (14.81%) Developer
3 3 (11.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 2 (7.41%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Desktop Support
4 2 (7.41%) Help Desk Support
4 2 (7.41%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Lead Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Network Security Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) .NET
1 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 2 (7.41%) Clustering
3 1 (3.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 19 (70.37%) Windows
2 11 (40.74%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (18.52%) Windows XP
7 3 (11.11%) Android
7 3 (11.11%) Apple iOS
7 3 (11.11%) Windows 7
8 2 (7.41%) Linux
8 2 (7.41%) NetWare
8 2 (7.41%) Windows 10
8 2 (7.41%) Windows 2000
8 2 (7.41%) Windows 8
8 2 (7.41%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) ITIL
2 5 (18.52%) Project Management
3 3 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 3 (11.11%) Data Analysis
3 3 (11.11%) Migration
3 3 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 2 (7.41%) Application Packaging
4 2 (7.41%) Capacity Management
4 2 (7.41%) ITIL V3
4 2 (7.41%) ITSM
4 2 (7.41%) Load Testing
4 2 (7.41%) Mentoring
4 2 (7.41%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (7.41%) Problem Management
4 2 (7.41%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (7.41%) Server Building
4 2 (7.41%) Time Management
5 1 (3.70%) People Management
5 1 (3.70%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) PowerShell
2 5 (18.52%) VBScript
3 2 (7.41%) C
3 2 (7.41%) SQL
4 1 (3.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (44.44%) MCSE
2 8 (29.63%) MCITP
2 8 (29.63%) MCSA
3 7 (25.93%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (22.22%) CCNA
5 5 (18.52%) MCDST
6 3 (11.11%) ACSA
6 3 (11.11%) ACSP
6 3 (11.11%) CCDP
6 3 (11.11%) CCIP
6 3 (11.11%) CCNP
6 3 (11.11%) IBM Certification
6 3 (11.11%) MCP
6 3 (11.11%) MCTS
6 3 (11.11%) RHCE
6 3 (11.11%) RHCSA
7 2 (7.41%) CCEA
7 2 (7.41%) CCEE
7 2 (7.41%) CCIA
7 2 (7.41%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (7.41%) PCI DSS
2 2 (7.41%) QA
System Software
1 16 (59.26%) Active Directory
2 6 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (22.22%) XenDesktop
3 5 (18.52%) Hyper-V
4 3 (11.11%) XenApp
5 2 (7.41%) NFS
5 2 (7.41%) Terminal Server
5 2 (7.41%) vSphere
5 2 (7.41%) Xen
6 1 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (3.70%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) NetBackup
1 2 (7.41%) SCCM
1 2 (7.41%) SCOM
1 2 (7.41%) SCVMM
1 2 (7.41%) ServiceCenter
1 2 (7.41%) WSUS
2 1 (3.70%) OpenAM
2 1 (3.70%) OpenIDM
2 1 (3.70%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 19 (70.37%) Microsoft
2 10 (37.04%) HP
3 9 (33.33%) Citrix
4 7 (25.93%) VMware
5 6 (22.22%) Cisco
6 4 (14.81%) SolarWinds
7 3 (11.11%) Apple
7 3 (11.11%) Avaya
7 3 (11.11%) EMC
7 3 (11.11%) IBM
7 3 (11.11%) Lotus
7 3 (11.11%) Red Hat
8 2 (7.41%) AppSense
8 2 (7.41%) NetApp
8 2 (7.41%) Novell
8 2 (7.41%) Symantec
8 2 (7.41%) Wyse
9 1 (3.70%) Oracle
9 1 (3.70%) Rackspace
9 1 (3.70%) Sophos
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