The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Manchester region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 54 61 64
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 27 19 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.16% 1.67% 1.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.36% 10.67% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 4 11
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £223 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £395 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 7
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.23 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-7.83% +6.00%
Qualifications Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
165 178 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.22% 15.61% 14.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 80 88
Average daily rate £310 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £238 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £427 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 22
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
Microsoft Certification
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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 1 August 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 1 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Altrincham - 1 £255 - 1
Bolton - - - -
Oldham - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Salford - - - - 1
Stockport - - - - 2
Wigan - - - -
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 38 (82.61%) Windows
2 36 (78.26%) Microsoft
3 27 (58.70%) MCSE
4 23 (50.00%) VMware
5 21 (45.65%) MCITP
5 21 (45.65%) ITIL
5 21 (45.65%) Active Directory
6 19 (41.30%) SAN
6 19 (41.30%) Hyper-V
7 18 (39.13%) Symantec
8 17 (36.96%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
9 16 (34.78%) Citrix
10 15 (32.61%) Cisco
10 15 (32.61%) MCP
10 15 (32.61%) MCTS
10 15 (32.61%) Backup Exec
11 14 (30.43%) Firewall
11 14 (30.43%) Degree
11 14 (30.43%) MCSA
12 13 (28.26%) Windows Server 2003
12 13 (28.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 12 (26.09%) Windows 7
14 11 (23.91%) VMware ESX
14 11 (23.91%) SCCM
14 11 (23.91%) Juniper
14 11 (23.91%) Cisco Certification
14 11 (23.91%) MS Exchange
14 11 (23.91%) CCNA
15 10 (21.74%) MS Excel

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 11 (23.91%) MS Exchange
2 5 (10.87%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (10.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.17%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.17%) Lync
Applications
1 10 (21.74%) MS Excel
2 8 (17.39%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 19 (41.30%) SAN
2 14 (30.43%) Firewall
3 6 (13.04%) Wireless
3 6 (13.04%) VPN
3 6 (13.04%) DNS
4 5 (10.87%) WAN
4 5 (10.87%) DHCP
4 5 (10.87%) LAN
5 3 (6.52%) Network Security
6 2 (4.35%) NAS
7 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.17%) VoIP
7 1 (2.17%) Intranet
7 1 (2.17%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (2.17%) Wireshark
7 1 (2.17%) VLAN
7 1 (2.17%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MSI
1 2 (4.35%) InstallShield
General
1 3 (6.52%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Multimedia
2 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (28.26%) Analyst
2 8 (17.39%) Support Analyst
3 7 (15.22%) Consultant
3 7 (15.22%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (15.22%) 3rd Line Support
3 7 (15.22%) Service Analyst
3 7 (15.22%) Support Consultant
4 5 (10.87%) Wintel Support
4 5 (10.87%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
5 4 (8.70%) Network Security Manager
5 4 (8.70%) Security Manager
5 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 4 (8.70%) Network Manager
5 4 (8.70%) Administrator
5 4 (8.70%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) iPad
1 4 (8.70%) Smartphone
2 1 (2.17%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.17%) Handset
2 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 38 (82.61%) Windows
2 17 (36.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (28.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (26.09%) Windows 7
5 9 (19.57%) Windows XP
6 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (6.52%) Android
8 2 (4.35%) Windows 8
8 2 (4.35%) Windows Vista
8 2 (4.35%) Linux
9 1 (2.17%) UNIX
9 1 (2.17%) Windows NT
9 1 (2.17%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (45.65%) ITIL
2 4 (8.70%) Service Management
3 3 (6.52%) Incident Management
4 2 (4.35%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (4.35%) Problem Management
4 2 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (2.17%) Information Security
5 1 (2.17%) Data Security
5 1 (2.17%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.17%) Change Management
5 1 (2.17%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.17%) Security Architecture
5 1 (2.17%) ITIL V3
5 1 (2.17%) ITIL V2
5 1 (2.17%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.87%) SQL
2 1 (2.17%) Perl
2 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 27 (58.70%) MCSE
2 21 (45.65%) MCITP
3 15 (32.61%) MCP
3 15 (32.61%) MCTS
4 14 (30.43%) Degree
4 14 (30.43%) MCSA
5 13 (28.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 11 (23.91%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (23.91%) CCNA
7 9 (19.57%) VCP5
8 5 (10.87%) CCNP
8 5 (10.87%) RHCE
9 4 (8.70%) ACSP
9 4 (8.70%) CCDP
9 4 (8.70%) CCIP
10 3 (6.52%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (6.52%) IBM Certification
10 3 (6.52%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (6.52%) ACSA
10 3 (6.52%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.22%) SLA
2 4 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (45.65%) Active Directory
2 19 (41.30%) Hyper-V
3 16 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (23.91%) VMware ESX
5 3 (6.52%) XenApp
6 2 (4.35%) Terminal Server
7 1 (2.17%) Terminal Services
7 1 (2.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 15 (32.61%) Backup Exec
2 11 (23.91%) SCCM
3 7 (15.22%) SCOM
4 3 (6.52%) WSUS
5 1 (2.17%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 36 (78.26%) Microsoft
2 23 (50.00%) VMware
3 18 (39.13%) Symantec
4 16 (34.78%) Citrix
5 15 (32.61%) Cisco
6 11 (23.91%) Juniper
7 6 (13.04%) EMC
8 5 (10.87%) HP
8 5 (10.87%) Apple
9 4 (8.70%) Veeam
9 4 (8.70%) Sophos
9 4 (8.70%) IBM
10 3 (6.52%) Red Hat
11 2 (4.35%) Meru Networks
11 2 (4.35%) NetApp
11 2 (4.35%) McAfee
12 1 (2.17%) Dell
12 1 (2.17%) CheckPoint
12 1 (2.17%) Lotus
12 1 (2.17%) SolarWinds
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