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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 89 88 56
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -32
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 18 18 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.00% 0.96% 2.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.17% 6.62% 17.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 21
Median daily rate £218 £400 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.62% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £101 £335 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £410 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Median hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £17.00 £16.67
% change year-on-year
+27.94% +1.97%
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
251 272 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 14.01% 14.57% 13.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 129 112
Median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £285 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £497 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 8
Median hourly rate £14.50 £12.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -30.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.59 £10.45 £9.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.30 £24.70 £23.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.27% +19.37%

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 25 September 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
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 25 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 £375 - 2
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 28 (80.00%) Windows
1 28 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 21 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 16 (45.71%) VMware
4 15 (42.86%) MCP
4 15 (42.86%) Windows Server
5 14 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (40.00%) MCSE
5 14 (40.00%) ITIL
6 11 (31.43%) MS Office
6 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (31.43%) SCCM
7 10 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (25.71%) CCNA
8 9 (25.71%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (25.71%) Linux
8 9 (25.71%) SCOM
9 8 (22.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 8 (22.86%) WSUS
9 8 (22.86%) Patch Management
9 8 (22.86%) MS Excel
9 8 (22.86%) Windows XP
9 8 (22.86%) HP
10 7 (20.00%) DHCP
10 7 (20.00%) DNS
10 7 (20.00%) Red Hat
10 7 (20.00%) Unix
10 7 (20.00%) Solaris
10 7 (20.00%) Security Patching

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 6 (17.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 6 (17.14%) MS Exchange
2 4 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (11.43%) SharePoint
3 3 (8.57%) IBM Notes
3 3 (8.57%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (5.71%) Skype for Business
5 1 (2.86%) CMS
5 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.86%) Umbraco
Applications
1 11 (31.43%) MS Office
2 8 (22.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.71%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (5.71%) IBM Cloud
1 2 (5.71%) SoftLayer
2 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.00%) DHCP
1 7 (20.00%) DNS
2 6 (17.14%) VPN
3 5 (14.29%) VLAN
4 4 (11.43%) Extranet
4 4 (11.43%) LAN
4 4 (11.43%) WAN
5 3 (8.57%) Firewall
5 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP
5 3 (8.57%) WLAN
6 2 (5.71%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (5.71%) iSCSI
7 1 (2.86%) Internet
7 1 (2.86%) MPLS
7 1 (2.86%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) HP UFT
1 2 (5.71%) LoadRunner
2 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (14.29%) Finance
2 4 (11.43%) Banking
2 4 (11.43%) Law
2 4 (11.43%) Legal
3 2 (5.71%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.86%) Back Office
4 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (54.29%) Analyst
2 9 (25.71%) Senior Analyst
2 9 (25.71%) Technical Analyst
3 8 (22.86%) Senior Technical Analyst
4 7 (20.00%) Support Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Desktop Support
5 4 (11.43%) IT Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) IT Support
5 4 (11.43%) Support Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
6 3 (8.57%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (8.57%) Administrator
6 3 (8.57%) Desktop Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Support
6 3 (8.57%) Service Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) .NET Developer
7 2 (5.71%) IT Support Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) IT Support Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) .NET
1 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET
1 2 (5.71%) jQuery
1 2 (5.71%) XML
2 1 (2.86%) AngularJS
2 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (2.86%) WCF
2 1 (2.86%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Blackberry
2 5 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.71%) Life Science
3 2 (5.71%) Psychology
4 1 (2.86%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 28 (80.00%) Windows
2 15 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 14 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (25.71%) Linux
6 8 (22.86%) Windows XP
7 7 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (20.00%) Solaris
7 7 (20.00%) Unix
8 6 (17.14%) Apple iOS
8 6 (17.14%) Windows 7
9 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (11.43%) Windows 8
11 3 (8.57%) Windows 10
12 1 (2.86%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (40.00%) ITIL
2 8 (22.86%) Patch Management
3 7 (20.00%) Security Patching
3 7 (20.00%) Virtual Environments
4 5 (14.29%) Problem Management
5 4 (11.43%) Document Management
6 3 (8.57%) Migration
7 2 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (5.71%) Defect Management
7 2 (5.71%) ITIL V3
7 2 (5.71%) MVC
7 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2
7 2 (5.71%) Software Testing
7 2 (5.71%) Test Management
7 2 (5.71%) Test Scripting
7 2 (5.71%) Test Strategy
7 2 (5.71%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (2.86%) Open Source
8 1 (2.86%) Server Monitoring
8 1 (2.86%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.14%) PowerShell
1 6 (17.14%) SQL
2 4 (11.43%) C
3 2 (5.71%) C#
3 2 (5.71%) VBScript
4 1 (2.86%) Java
4 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.86%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.86%) VB
4 1 (2.86%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (42.86%) MCP
2 14 (40.00%) MCSE
3 10 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
4 9 (25.71%) CCNA
4 9 (25.71%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (17.14%) MCSA
6 5 (14.29%) MCDST
7 3 (8.57%) DBS Check
8 2 (5.71%) ISTQB
8 2 (5.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (5.71%) MCITP
8 2 (5.71%) OCP
8 2 (5.71%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (5.71%) SAP Certification
8 2 (5.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (2.86%) CCNP
9 1 (2.86%) CNE
9 1 (2.86%) Degree
9 1 (2.86%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (2.86%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.71%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.71%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 14 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (14.29%) vSphere
4 4 (11.43%) Hyper-V
5 2 (5.71%) NFS
5 2 (5.71%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (5.71%) Xen
5 2 (5.71%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (2.86%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 11 (31.43%) SCCM
2 9 (25.71%) SCOM
3 8 (22.86%) WSUS
4 2 (5.71%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (2.86%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.86%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 28 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (45.71%) VMware
3 8 (22.86%) HP
4 7 (20.00%) Red Hat
5 4 (11.43%) Citrix
6 3 (8.57%) Lotus
6 3 (8.57%) NetApp
7 2 (5.71%) Cisco
7 2 (5.71%) IBM
7 2 (5.71%) Intel Security
7 2 (5.71%) Oracle
7 2 (5.71%) SAP
7 2 (5.71%) Veeam
8 1 (2.86%) Avaya
8 1 (2.86%) Infor
8 1 (2.86%) Juniper
8 1 (2.86%) MuleSoft
8 1 (2.86%) Novell
8 1 (2.86%) SolarWinds