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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
North West / Manchester
Rank 84 95 81
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 6 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.45% 0.45% 0.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.79% 3.59% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 3
Median daily rate £425 £288 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.82% -34.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £122 £408
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £478 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.75% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.09 £19.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-15.31% +22.58%

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
215 223 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 16.03% 12.58% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 122 105
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £680 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 6
Median hourly rate £29.00 £17.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.71% +34.61%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.92% +80.00%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017. 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 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 £650 - 1
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (60.00%) MCSE
4 7 (46.67%) Windows Server
5 5 (33.33%) Citrix
5 5 (33.33%) VPN
5 5 (33.33%) VMware
6 4 (26.67%) Banking
6 4 (26.67%) MCITP
6 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
6 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
6 4 (26.67%) LAN
6 4 (26.67%) WAN
6 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
6 4 (26.67%) MCP
6 4 (26.67%) MS Office
6 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (26.67%) CCNA
7 3 (20.00%) Lotus
7 3 (20.00%) Firewall
7 3 (20.00%) HP
7 3 (20.00%) SQL
7 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
7 3 (20.00%) MCSA
7 3 (20.00%) IBM Notes
7 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
7 3 (20.00%) DHCP

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 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (20.00%) IBM Notes
1 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (13.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (6.67%) Confluence
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (6.67%) IIS
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Foundation
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
1 4 (26.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) VPN
2 4 (26.67%) LAN
2 4 (26.67%) WAN
3 3 (20.00%) DHCP
3 3 (20.00%) DNS
3 3 (20.00%) Firewall
4 2 (13.33%) VLAN
4 2 (13.33%) WLAN
5 1 (6.67%) Internet
5 1 (6.67%) Intranet
5 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
5 1 (6.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) JIRA
2 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (26.67%) Banking
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Back Office
3 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Support Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 2 (13.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Administrator
5 2 (13.33%) Architect
5 2 (13.33%) IT Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Service Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Administrator
6 1 (6.67%) Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Help Desk Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) IT Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (6.67%) Technical Support
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.67%) SAML
2 1 (6.67%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Blackberry
1 2 (13.33%) iPad
2 1 (6.67%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Windows Server
3 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
4 3 (20.00%) Apple iOS
4 3 (20.00%) Windows 10
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
6 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (6.67%) Identity Management
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) Open Source
2 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (6.67%) SOA
2 1 (6.67%) TDD
2 1 (6.67%) Time Management
2 1 (6.67%) UML
2 1 (6.67%) Validation
2 1 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
2 3 (20.00%) SQL
3 2 (13.33%) VBScript
4 1 (6.67%) C#
4 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
4 1 (6.67%) VB
4 1 (6.67%) VB6
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) MCSE
2 4 (26.67%) CCNA
2 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (26.67%) MCITP
2 4 (26.67%) MCP
3 3 (20.00%) MCSA
4 2 (13.33%) MCTS
5 1 (6.67%) CCA
5 1 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (6.67%) MCPD
5 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (13.33%) vSphere
3 2 (13.33%) XenDesktop
4 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
4 1 (6.67%) Shibboleth
4 1 (6.67%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
1 1 (6.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) Citrix
2 5 (33.33%) VMware
3 3 (20.00%) HP
3 3 (20.00%) Lotus
4 1 (6.67%) Apple
4 1 (6.67%) Atlassian
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco
4 1 (6.67%) Infor
4 1 (6.67%) Intel Security
4 1 (6.67%) Juniper
4 1 (6.67%) Veeam
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