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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 66 63 52
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 26 17 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.85% 1.49% 2.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.13% 9.88% 22.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 22
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£363 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £201 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £409 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 4
Average hourly rate £13.00 £25.00 £12.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.00% +97.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £14.25 £10.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £31.00 £18.51
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -19.70%
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
198 172 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 14.10% 15.05% 11.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 86 75
Average daily rate £363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £226 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 12
Average hourly rate £13.00 £21.25 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.82% +1.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.12 £31.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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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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
Stockport +8 3 - -
Wigan - 3 - -
Altrincham - - - - 1
Cheadle - - - -
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 43 (74.14%) Windows
2 35 (60.34%) Microsoft
3 33 (56.90%) MCSE
4 31 (53.45%) ITIL
5 30 (51.72%) Active Directory
6 25 (43.10%) VMware
7 20 (34.48%) Citrix
8 18 (31.03%) SAN
8 18 (31.03%) Cisco
8 18 (31.03%) MCITP
9 16 (27.59%) MCSA
10 15 (25.86%) CCNA
10 15 (25.86%) Cisco Certification
11 14 (24.14%) MS Exchange
11 14 (24.14%) MCTS
12 12 (20.69%) MCP
12 12 (20.69%) WAN
13 11 (18.97%) MS Excel
13 11 (18.97%) Windows XP
14 10 (17.24%) Linux
14 10 (17.24%) SQL
14 10 (17.24%) HP
14 10 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
14 10 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
14 10 (17.24%) Hyper-V
15 9 (15.52%) Windows Server 2012
15 9 (15.52%) EMC
16 8 (13.79%) TCP/IP
16 8 (13.79%) LAN
16 8 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (24.14%) MS Exchange
2 8 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (10.34%) SharePoint
4 4 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (5.17%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (5.17%) Lync
5 3 (5.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (3.45%) IBM Notes
6 2 (3.45%) Apache
6 2 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.72%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (18.97%) MS Excel
2 7 (12.07%) MS Office
3 2 (3.45%) InfoPath
4 1 (1.72%) MS Project
4 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (31.03%) SAN
2 12 (20.69%) WAN
3 8 (13.79%) TCP/IP
3 8 (13.79%) LAN
4 7 (12.07%) DNS
5 6 (10.34%) Firewall
6 5 (8.62%) VPN
6 5 (8.62%) DHCP
7 4 (6.90%) VLAN
8 3 (5.17%) Network Security
9 2 (3.45%) Wireless
9 2 (3.45%) DMZ
10 1 (1.72%) Intranet
10 1 (1.72%) Internet
10 1 (1.72%) IP Telephony
10 1 (1.72%) iSCSI
10 1 (1.72%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (1.72%) NAS
10 1 (1.72%) AMQP
10 1 (1.72%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.34%) SQL Server
1 6 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (6.90%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (5.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (5.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (5.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.45%) PerformancePoint
5 1 (1.72%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.72%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.72%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (1.72%) JIRA
1 1 (1.72%) Fiddler
1 1 (1.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (8.62%) Finance
2 3 (5.17%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.45%) Publishing
4 1 (1.72%) Banking
4 1 (1.72%) Retail
4 1 (1.72%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.72%) Back Office
4 1 (1.72%) Law
4 1 (1.72%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (27.59%) Analyst
2 10 (17.24%) 3rd Line Support
2 10 (17.24%) Service Analyst
2 10 (17.24%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (12.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (10.34%) Administrator
5 5 (8.62%) Support Engineer
5 5 (8.62%) Consultant
5 5 (8.62%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (6.90%) Developer
6 4 (6.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) Support Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) Network Manager
6 4 (6.90%) Security Manager
6 4 (6.90%) Network Security Manager
7 3 (5.17%) IT Support Technician
7 3 (5.17%) IT Support
7 3 (5.17%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Support Technician
7 3 (5.17%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.62%) .NET
2 3 (5.17%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.72%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.72%) WPF
3 1 (1.72%) jQuery
3 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.72%) HTML5
3 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.72%) JMS
3 1 (1.72%) WinForms
3 1 (1.72%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.45%) Blackberry
1 2 (3.45%) Clustering
2 1 (1.72%) Life Science
2 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.72%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 43 (74.14%) Windows
2 11 (18.97%) Windows XP
3 10 (17.24%) Linux
3 10 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (15.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (13.79%) Windows 7
5 8 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (5.17%) Windows Vista
6 3 (5.17%) Android
6 3 (5.17%) Windows 2000
7 2 (3.45%) HPUX
7 2 (3.45%) Solaris
7 2 (3.45%) NetWare
7 2 (3.45%) Apple iOS
7 2 (3.45%) UNIX
8 1 (1.72%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.72%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (53.45%) ITIL
2 5 (8.62%) Migration
3 3 (5.17%) People Management
3 3 (5.17%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (5.17%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (3.45%) ITSM
4 2 (3.45%) E-Commerce
4 2 (3.45%) Incident Management
4 2 (3.45%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (3.45%) Load Balancing
4 2 (3.45%) Load Testing
4 2 (3.45%) Workflow
4 2 (3.45%) Data Migration
4 2 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (1.72%) Software Deployment
5 1 (1.72%) Mentoring
5 1 (1.72%) Network Management
5 1 (1.72%) ITIL V3
5 1 (1.72%) Scrum
5 1 (1.72%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.24%) SQL
2 5 (8.62%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.17%) VBScript
4 2 (3.45%) PHP
5 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.72%) C
5 1 (1.72%) C#
5 1 (1.72%) Java
Qualifications
1 33 (56.90%) MCSE
2 18 (31.03%) MCITP
3 16 (27.59%) MCSA
4 15 (25.86%) CCNA
4 15 (25.86%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (24.14%) MCTS
6 12 (20.69%) MCP
7 7 (12.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 7 (12.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (10.34%) CCDP
9 4 (6.90%) CCNP
9 4 (6.90%) CCIP
9 4 (6.90%) IBM Certification
9 4 (6.90%) RHCE
9 4 (6.90%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (6.90%) ACSA
9 4 (6.90%) MCDST
9 4 (6.90%) ACSP
9 4 (6.90%) RHCSA
10 3 (5.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.45%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.72%) SLA
3 1 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 30 (51.72%) Active Directory
2 10 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (17.24%) Hyper-V
3 4 (6.90%) XenApp
3 4 (6.90%) XenDesktop
4 2 (3.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (3.45%) UAG
4 2 (3.45%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.72%) Xen
5 1 (1.72%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.72%) XenServer
5 1 (1.72%) NFS
5 1 (1.72%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (8.62%) SCOM
2 4 (6.90%) SCCM
3 3 (5.17%) Backup Exec
4 2 (3.45%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (1.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.72%) Nagios
Vendors
1 35 (60.34%) Microsoft
2 25 (43.10%) VMware
3 20 (34.48%) Citrix
4 18 (31.03%) Cisco
5 10 (17.24%) HP
6 9 (15.52%) EMC
7 5 (8.62%) IBM
7 5 (8.62%) Apple
7 5 (8.62%) Symantec
8 4 (6.90%) Sophos
8 4 (6.90%) SolarWinds
8 4 (6.90%) Red Hat
9 3 (5.17%) Avaya
9 3 (5.17%) NetApp
9 3 (5.17%) Dell
10 2 (3.45%) Sun
10 2 (3.45%) Oracle
10 2 (3.45%) Novell
10 2 (3.45%) StorageTek
10 2 (3.45%) Lotus