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 7 May 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
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 67 68 57
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 29 18 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.77% 1.30% 1.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.28% 10.29% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 7
Average daily rate
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£363 £90 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+302.77% -67.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £90 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £90 £361
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -29.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.30 £14.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £19.30 £28.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.67 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+11.13% +11.11%
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
282 175 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 17.20% 12.60% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 70 56
Average daily rate £350 £350 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £168 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 12
Average hourly rate £15.98 £15.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.06% -29.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £12.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £37.29 £27.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -18.18%

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 7 May 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 7 May 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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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
Stockport -1 3 - - 2
Cheadle - 2 - - 1
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 38 (86.36%) Windows
2 35 (79.55%) Microsoft
3 28 (63.64%) ITIL
4 27 (61.36%) Active Directory
5 18 (40.91%) MCITP
6 17 (38.64%) MCSE
6 17 (38.64%) MS Excel
7 16 (36.36%) Windows 7
8 15 (34.09%) MS Office
9 12 (27.27%) Citrix
9 12 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (25.00%) Incident Management
11 9 (20.45%) MCDST
11 9 (20.45%) Document Management
11 9 (20.45%) Law
11 9 (20.45%) Legal
11 9 (20.45%) A+ Certification
11 9 (20.45%) Security Cleared
12 8 (18.18%) XenApp
12 8 (18.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 8 (18.18%) ITIL V3
12 8 (18.18%) MCSA
12 8 (18.18%) LAN
12 8 (18.18%) WAN
12 8 (18.18%) MOS
13 7 (15.91%) AppSense
13 7 (15.91%) DNS
13 7 (15.91%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (15.91%) Citrix Certification

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 5 (11.36%) MS Exchange
2 4 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.27%) Lync
3 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (38.64%) MS Excel
2 15 (34.09%) MS Office
3 1 (2.27%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) Office 365
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (18.18%) LAN
1 8 (18.18%) WAN
2 7 (15.91%) DNS
3 6 (13.64%) VPN
4 5 (11.36%) DHCP
4 5 (11.36%) TCP/IP
5 3 (6.82%) NetScaler
5 3 (6.82%) Firewall
5 3 (6.82%) SAN
6 2 (4.55%) VoIP
7 1 (2.27%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (2.27%) OpenScape
7 1 (2.27%) NAS
7 1 (2.27%) AMQP
7 1 (2.27%) iSCSI
7 1 (2.27%) VLAN
7 1 (2.27%) Internet
7 1 (2.27%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2012
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.27%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.27%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.27%) PerformancePoint
3 1 (2.27%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Fiddler
2 1 (2.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (2.27%) JIRA
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Forms
General
1 9 (20.45%) Law
1 9 (20.45%) Legal
2 1 (2.27%) Back Office
2 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.27%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (34.09%) Analyst
2 8 (18.18%) Service Desk Team Leader
2 8 (18.18%) Service Analyst
2 8 (18.18%) Team Leader
2 8 (18.18%) Technical Team Leader
3 7 (15.91%) Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (13.64%) Desktop Support
5 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) Citrix Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Support Technician
7 2 (4.55%) Support Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (4.55%) IT Support Technician
7 2 (4.55%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Desktop Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.82%) Application Packaging
2 2 (4.55%) .NET
2 2 (4.55%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.27%) MDX
3 1 (2.27%) WPF
3 1 (2.27%) WinForms
3 1 (2.27%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.27%) Mathematics
2 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.27%) Life Science
2 1 (2.27%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 38 (86.36%) Windows
2 16 (36.36%) Windows 7
3 12 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (11.36%) Windows XP
6 2 (4.55%) UNIX
6 2 (4.55%) Solaris
6 2 (4.55%) Linux
7 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.27%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.27%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (2.27%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (63.64%) ITIL
2 11 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 9 (20.45%) Document Management
4 8 (18.18%) ITIL V3
5 6 (13.64%) Migration
6 3 (6.82%) Load Testing
6 3 (6.82%) Time Management
6 3 (6.82%) Service Delivery
6 3 (6.82%) Project Management
7 2 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (2.27%) Network Management
8 1 (2.27%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (2.27%) Software Deployment
8 1 (2.27%) Mobile Device Management
8 1 (2.27%) Software Asset Management
8 1 (2.27%) Unit Testing
8 1 (2.27%) Data Migration
8 1 (2.27%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (2.27%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.64%) PowerShell
2 5 (11.36%) SQL
3 4 (9.09%) VBScript
4 1 (2.27%) VB
4 1 (2.27%) C
4 1 (2.27%) C#
4 1 (2.27%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (40.91%) MCITP
2 17 (38.64%) MCSE
3 9 (20.45%) MCDST
3 9 (20.45%) A+ Certification
3 9 (20.45%) Security Cleared
4 8 (18.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 8 (18.18%) MCSA
4 8 (18.18%) MOS
5 7 (15.91%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (15.91%) Citrix Certification
5 7 (15.91%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (15.91%) CCEE
6 5 (11.36%) MCP
7 4 (9.09%) CCIE
7 4 (9.09%) CCA
7 4 (9.09%) CCAA
8 3 (6.82%) CCIA
8 3 (6.82%) CCEA
8 3 (6.82%) CCNA
9 2 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) QA
2 3 (6.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (6.82%) SLA
3 1 (2.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 27 (61.36%) Active Directory
2 8 (18.18%) XenApp
3 4 (9.09%) MetaFrame
3 4 (9.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 4 (9.09%) XenDesktop
4 3 (6.82%) Hyper-V
4 3 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (6.82%) Terminal Server
5 1 (2.27%) UAG
5 1 (2.27%) vSphere
5 1 (2.27%) Xen
5 1 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.27%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) SCCM
1 1 (2.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 35 (79.55%) Microsoft
2 12 (27.27%) Citrix
3 7 (15.91%) AppSense
4 4 (9.09%) VMware
5 3 (6.82%) Wyse
5 3 (6.82%) Cisco
6 2 (4.55%) EMC
6 2 (4.55%) Red Hat
6 2 (4.55%) Veeam
7 1 (2.27%) MobileIron
7 1 (2.27%) Atlassian
7 1 (2.27%) Remedy
7 1 (2.27%) Sophos
7 1 (2.27%) HP
7 1 (2.27%) NetApp
7 1 (2.27%) Siemens
7 1 (2.27%) Oracle
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