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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 83 62 59
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 23 25 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.24% 1.91% 1.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.96% 13.81% 13.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 19 4
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£210 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.37% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £175 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £375 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £324 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.11% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 12
Average hourly rate £10.00 £19.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.71% -15.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.67 £15.88 £17.42
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -8.88%
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
289 181 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.61% 13.83% 13.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 105 78
Average daily rate £363 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £195 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 23
Average hourly rate £13.25 £23.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.61% +17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.90 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £23.80 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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 28 August 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 50 (86.21%) Windows
2 46 (79.31%) Microsoft
3 39 (67.24%) ITIL
4 30 (51.72%) Active Directory
5 24 (41.38%) MCSA
5 24 (41.38%) MCITP
6 22 (37.93%) Windows 7
6 22 (37.93%) Citrix
6 22 (37.93%) MCSE
7 21 (36.21%) MS Office
8 20 (34.48%) Incident Management
9 19 (32.76%) VMware
10 18 (31.03%) Cisco Certification
10 18 (31.03%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (31.03%) VMware Infrastructure
11 16 (27.59%) Windows Server 2012
11 16 (27.59%) MS Excel
12 14 (24.14%) SQL
12 14 (24.14%) CCNA
12 14 (24.14%) Security Cleared
13 13 (22.41%) Citrix Certification
13 13 (22.41%) Windows Server 2003
14 12 (20.69%) Hyper-V
15 11 (18.97%) SAN
15 11 (18.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 10 (17.24%) Migration
16 10 (17.24%) CCA
16 10 (17.24%) LAN
16 10 (17.24%) WAN
17 9 (15.52%) DNS

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 6 (10.34%) MS Exchange
2 5 (8.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (6.90%) Lync
4 3 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (3.45%) TPMS
6 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.72%) WorkSite
6 1 (1.72%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 21 (36.21%) MS Office
2 16 (27.59%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.97%) SAN
2 10 (17.24%) LAN
2 10 (17.24%) WAN
3 9 (15.52%) DNS
4 8 (13.79%) DHCP
5 6 (10.34%) VPN
6 4 (6.90%) TCP/IP
7 3 (5.17%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (5.17%) Firewall
7 3 (5.17%) VLAN
7 3 (5.17%) iSCSI
8 2 (3.45%) NetScaler
8 2 (3.45%) VoIP
9 1 (1.72%) WLAN
9 1 (1.72%) Intranet
9 1 (1.72%) Internet
9 1 (1.72%) MPLS
9 1 (1.72%) OpenScape
9 1 (1.72%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.07%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.62%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (5.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.72%) MySQL
6 1 (1.72%) OLAP
6 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Fiddler
General
1 9 (15.52%) Legal
2 8 (13.79%) Law
3 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (27.59%) Analyst
2 11 (18.97%) Support Engineer
3 9 (15.52%) Service Analyst
4 8 (13.79%) Team Leader
4 8 (13.79%) Technical Team Leader
4 8 (13.79%) Service Desk Team Leader
5 7 (12.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (12.07%) Support Analyst
6 5 (8.62%) Field Service Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) Desktop Support
6 5 (8.62%) Field Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (8.62%) Field Support Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) PC Support
7 4 (6.90%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (6.90%) Citrix Analyst
8 3 (5.17%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 3 (5.17%) 1st Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.45%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.72%) MDX
2 1 (1.72%) HTML
2 1 (1.72%) .NET
2 1 (1.72%) Web Services
2 1 (1.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.62%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.45%) NHS
4 1 (1.72%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.72%) Handset
4 1 (1.72%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.72%) Life Science
4 1 (1.72%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 50 (86.21%) Windows
2 22 (37.93%) Windows 7
3 18 (31.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (27.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (22.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (13.79%) Windows XP
7 4 (6.90%) Linux
8 2 (3.45%) UNIX
8 2 (3.45%) Solaris
8 2 (3.45%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.72%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (1.72%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (67.24%) ITIL
2 20 (34.48%) Incident Management
3 10 (17.24%) Migration
4 8 (13.79%) ITIL V3
4 8 (13.79%) Document Management
5 7 (12.07%) Problem Management
6 5 (8.62%) Change Management
7 4 (6.90%) Service Management
8 3 (5.17%) Service Delivery
8 3 (5.17%) PRINCE2
9 2 (3.45%) Load Testing
9 2 (3.45%) Project Management
9 2 (3.45%) TOGAF
9 2 (3.45%) Server Building
9 2 (3.45%) Time Management
9 2 (3.45%) Capacity Planning
10 1 (1.72%) Software Deployment
10 1 (1.72%) Mobile Device Management
10 1 (1.72%) Performance Tuning
10 1 (1.72%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (24.14%) SQL
2 8 (13.79%) PowerShell
3 4 (6.90%) VBScript
4 3 (5.17%) C
5 1 (1.72%) C#
5 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (41.38%) MCSA
1 24 (41.38%) MCITP
2 22 (37.93%) MCSE
3 18 (31.03%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (24.14%) CCNA
4 14 (24.14%) Security Cleared
5 13 (22.41%) Citrix Certification
6 11 (18.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 10 (17.24%) CCA
8 8 (13.79%) MCDST
8 8 (13.79%) A+ Certification
8 8 (13.79%) MOS
9 7 (12.07%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (10.34%) MCP
10 6 (10.34%) CCEE
11 5 (8.62%) SC Cleared
12 4 (6.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (6.90%) CCAA
12 4 (6.90%) CCIE
12 4 (6.90%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.34%) SLA
2 4 (6.90%) QA
3 3 (5.17%) PCI DSS
3 3 (5.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 30 (51.72%) Active Directory
2 18 (31.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (20.69%) Hyper-V
4 9 (15.52%) XenApp
5 6 (10.34%) XenDesktop
6 4 (6.90%) vSphere
6 4 (6.90%) MetaFrame
6 4 (6.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (5.17%) NFS
7 3 (5.17%) Xen
8 2 (3.45%) Terminal Server
8 2 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.72%) XenServer
9 1 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 9 (15.52%) SCCM
2 6 (10.34%) SCOM
2 6 (10.34%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.72%) WSUS
3 1 (1.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 46 (79.31%) Microsoft
2 22 (37.93%) Citrix
3 19 (32.76%) VMware
4 7 (12.07%) Symantec
4 7 (12.07%) McAfee
4 7 (12.07%) Sophos
5 6 (10.34%) AppSense
6 5 (8.62%) NetApp
6 5 (8.62%) HP
7 4 (6.90%) Cisco
7 4 (6.90%) Veeam
8 3 (5.17%) Wyse
9 2 (3.45%) IBM
9 2 (3.45%) EMC
9 2 (3.45%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.72%) SAP
10 1 (1.72%) MobileIron
10 1 (1.72%) Mitel
10 1 (1.72%) Brocade
10 1 (1.72%) Polycom
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