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 31 March 2015 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 81 57 66
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 14 28 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.85% 2.18% 1.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.93% 17.18% 8.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 5
Average daily rate
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£375 £225 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £144 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £225 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £286
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +4.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £12.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +13.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £12.10 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £20.25 £26.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -14.28%
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
236 163 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 14.28% 12.70% 12.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 69 47
Average daily rate £350 £315 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £455 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 15
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £127.75 £22.64 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 31 March 2015.

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 31 March 2015. 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 -5 1 - - 4
Bolton - 1 - - 2
Cheadle - - - - 1
Oldham - - - - 1
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 32 (82.05%) Windows
2 26 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 25 (64.10%) Active Directory
4 21 (53.85%) MCSE
5 16 (41.03%) ITIL
6 14 (35.90%) Citrix
7 11 (28.21%) MS Excel
8 10 (25.64%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (25.64%) Windows 7
9 9 (23.08%) XenApp
9 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (23.08%) LAN
9 9 (23.08%) WAN
9 9 (23.08%) MCITP
10 8 (20.51%) Migration
10 8 (20.51%) TCP/IP
10 8 (20.51%) MCP
10 8 (20.51%) MS Office
10 8 (20.51%) Citrix Certification
10 8 (20.51%) DNS
11 7 (17.95%) Windows XP
11 7 (17.95%) AppSense
11 7 (17.95%) CCEE
12 6 (15.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 6 (15.38%) PowerShell
12 6 (15.38%) DHCP
12 6 (15.38%) CCNA
12 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (12.82%) ITIL Certification

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 4 (10.26%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.69%) Lync
2 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.13%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (5.13%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.56%) Apache
Applications
1 11 (28.21%) MS Excel
2 8 (20.51%) MS Office
3 2 (5.13%) InfoPath
4 1 (2.56%) MS Project
4 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.26%) Office 365
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.08%) LAN
1 9 (23.08%) WAN
2 8 (20.51%) DNS
2 8 (20.51%) TCP/IP
3 6 (15.38%) DHCP
4 5 (12.82%) SAN
4 5 (12.82%) VPN
5 3 (7.69%) NetScaler
6 2 (5.13%) Firewall
7 1 (2.56%) VLAN
7 1 (2.56%) iSCSI
7 1 (2.56%) AMQP
7 1 (2.56%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (2.56%) Internet
7 1 (2.56%) Extranet
7 1 (2.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (5.13%) PerformancePoint
2 1 (2.56%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.56%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Fiddler
2 1 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (2.56%) JIRA
General
1 4 (10.26%) Law
1 4 (10.26%) Legal
2 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.13%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Publishing
3 1 (2.56%) Back Office
3 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (38.46%) Analyst
2 7 (17.95%) Service Analyst
2 7 (17.95%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) Desktop Support
5 4 (10.26%) Technical Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Citrix Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Support Technician
6 3 (7.69%) Support Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) IT Support Technician
6 3 (7.69%) IT Support
7 2 (5.13%) Desktop Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Technical Team Leader
7 2 (5.13%) Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) .NET Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Team Leader
7 2 (5.13%) Service Desk Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) .NET
2 3 (7.69%) .NET Framework
2 3 (7.69%) Application Packaging
3 1 (2.56%) WPF
3 1 (2.56%) jQuery
3 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.56%) HTML5
3 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.56%) JMS
3 1 (2.56%) WinForms
3 1 (2.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.56%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.56%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 32 (82.05%) Windows
2 10 (25.64%) Windows 7
3 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (17.95%) Windows XP
5 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (7.69%) Solaris
6 3 (7.69%) Linux
6 3 (7.69%) UNIX
7 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.56%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.56%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.56%) HPUX
7 1 (2.56%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.56%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (2.56%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (41.03%) ITIL
2 8 (20.51%) Migration
3 3 (7.69%) Document Management
3 3 (7.69%) Project Management
3 3 (7.69%) Service Delivery
3 3 (7.69%) Time Management
3 3 (7.69%) Load Testing
4 2 (5.13%) ITIL V3
4 2 (5.13%) Data Migration
4 2 (5.13%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (5.13%) Software Deployment
4 2 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (5.13%) Workflow
4 2 (5.13%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (2.56%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.56%) Scrum
5 1 (2.56%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.56%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.38%) PowerShell
2 4 (10.26%) SQL
2 4 (10.26%) VBScript
3 1 (2.56%) VB
3 1 (2.56%) C
3 1 (2.56%) C#
3 1 (2.56%) Java
3 1 (2.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 21 (53.85%) MCSE
2 10 (25.64%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (23.08%) MCITP
4 8 (20.51%) MCP
4 8 (20.51%) Citrix Certification
5 7 (17.95%) CCEE
6 6 (15.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 6 (15.38%) CCNA
7 5 (12.82%) MCSA
7 5 (12.82%) CCA
7 5 (12.82%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (10.26%) CCEA
8 4 (10.26%) CCIE
8 4 (10.26%) CCAA
8 4 (10.26%) CCIA
9 3 (7.69%) Security Cleared
9 3 (7.69%) A+ Certification
9 3 (7.69%) MCDST
10 2 (5.13%) MOS
10 2 (5.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) QA
2 3 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (5.13%) SLA
4 1 (2.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (64.10%) Active Directory
2 9 (23.08%) XenApp
3 5 (12.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 5 (12.82%) XenDesktop
4 4 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (10.26%) MetaFrame
5 3 (7.69%) Terminal Server
6 2 (5.13%) Hyper-V
6 2 (5.13%) UAG
7 1 (2.56%) NFS
7 1 (2.56%) vSphere
7 1 (2.56%) XenServer
7 1 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (2.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (2.56%) WSUS
1 1 (2.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 26 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 14 (35.90%) Citrix
3 7 (17.95%) AppSense
4 5 (12.82%) Cisco
4 5 (12.82%) VMware
5 3 (7.69%) EMC
5 3 (7.69%) Wyse
6 2 (5.13%) HP
6 2 (5.13%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.56%) Remedy
7 1 (2.56%) Sophos
7 1 (2.56%) Dell
7 1 (2.56%) Atlassian
7 1 (2.56%) MobileIron
7 1 (2.56%) Oracle
7 1 (2.56%) Sun
7 1 (2.56%) NetApp
7 1 (2.56%) Siemens
7 1 (2.56%) StorageTek
Stockport
Real Staffing
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Greater Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £15 - £20 per hour + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago