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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 57 60 66
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 31 20 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.27% 1.68% 1.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.24% 13.16% 11.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 4 13
Average daily rate
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£320 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £221 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £395 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £316 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.76% +5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 7
Average hourly rate £17.25 £26.75 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.51% +72.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.50 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.30 £37.05 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £17.23 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-2.23% +11.12%
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
170 152 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.47% 12.81% 14.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 71 99
Average daily rate £371 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £198 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 20 19
Average hourly rate £23.50 £26.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.61% +67.74%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 - 3 £255 - 1
Stockport 0 1 - -
Wigan - 1 - -
Cheadle - 1 - -
Oldham - - - -
Salford - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 47 (85.45%) Windows
2 37 (67.27%) MCSE
3 36 (65.45%) Microsoft
4 33 (60.00%) VMware
5 28 (50.91%) ITIL
6 27 (49.09%) SAN
7 24 (43.64%) Active Directory
8 23 (41.82%) Cisco
9 22 (40.00%) MCITP
10 20 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
11 19 (34.55%) Hyper-V
12 18 (32.73%) Citrix
13 17 (30.91%) Windows Server 2003
13 17 (30.91%) Symantec
14 16 (29.09%) Firewall
14 16 (29.09%) MCSA
14 16 (29.09%) VMware Infrastructure
14 16 (29.09%) MCTS
15 15 (27.27%) Backup Exec
15 15 (27.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 14 (25.45%) MS Exchange
16 14 (25.45%) MCP
17 12 (21.82%) VMware ESX
17 12 (21.82%) CCNA
17 12 (21.82%) Cisco Certification
17 12 (21.82%) Degree
18 11 (20.00%) Windows 7
18 11 (20.00%) Juniper
18 11 (20.00%) Windows XP
19 10 (18.18%) MS Excel

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 14 (25.45%) MS Exchange
2 7 (12.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (10.91%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (5.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (5.45%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.64%) IBM Notes
5 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.82%) Lync
6 1 (1.82%) Apache
6 1 (1.82%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 9 (16.36%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 27 (49.09%) SAN
2 16 (29.09%) Firewall
3 10 (18.18%) WAN
4 8 (14.55%) VPN
5 6 (10.91%) LAN
5 6 (10.91%) Wireless
6 5 (9.09%) DNS
7 4 (7.27%) TCP/IP
8 3 (5.45%) DHCP
8 3 (5.45%) VLAN
8 3 (5.45%) Network Security
8 3 (5.45%) NAS
9 2 (3.64%) DMZ
10 1 (1.82%) Intranet
10 1 (1.82%) VoIP
10 1 (1.82%) Structured Cabling
10 1 (1.82%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (1.82%) Wireshark
10 1 (1.82%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 5 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (7.27%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.82%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) MSI
1 2 (3.64%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (5.45%) Finance
2 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.82%) Banking
3 1 (1.82%) Retail
3 1 (1.82%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.82%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (23.64%) Analyst
2 9 (16.36%) 3rd Line Support
3 8 (14.55%) Support Analyst
4 7 (12.73%) Consultant
4 7 (12.73%) Support Consultant
4 7 (12.73%) Administrator
5 6 (10.91%) Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (10.91%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (10.91%) Service Analyst
6 5 (9.09%) Support Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (9.09%) Wintel Support
7 4 (7.27%) Security Manager
7 4 (7.27%) Network Manager
7 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (7.27%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 4 (7.27%) Network Security Manager
7 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.64%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.27%) Smartphone
1 4 (7.27%) iPad
2 2 (3.64%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.64%) Clustering
3 1 (1.82%) EPoS
3 1 (1.82%) Handset
3 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.82%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 47 (85.45%) Windows
2 20 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (30.91%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 11 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 9 (16.36%) Linux
6 6 (10.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (7.27%) Windows Vista
8 3 (5.45%) Android
9 2 (3.64%) UNIX
9 2 (3.64%) Apple iOS
9 2 (3.64%) Windows 2000
9 2 (3.64%) NetWare
10 1 (1.82%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (1.82%) Windows NT
10 1 (1.82%) HPUX
10 1 (1.82%) Solaris
10 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (50.91%) ITIL
2 3 (5.45%) Incident Management
2 3 (5.45%) People Management
3 2 (3.64%) ITSM
3 2 (3.64%) Information Security
3 2 (3.64%) E-Commerce
3 2 (3.64%) Service Management
3 2 (3.64%) Load Balancing
3 2 (3.64%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (1.82%) Load Testing
4 1 (1.82%) Manual Testing
4 1 (1.82%) Performance Management
4 1 (1.82%) Dimensional Modelling
4 1 (1.82%) Security Architecture
4 1 (1.82%) ITIL V3
4 1 (1.82%) ITIL V2
4 1 (1.82%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (1.82%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (1.82%) Line Management
4 1 (1.82%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.73%) SQL
2 4 (7.27%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.64%) VBScript
4 1 (1.82%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.82%) Perl
4 1 (1.82%) PHP
Qualifications
1 37 (67.27%) MCSE
2 22 (40.00%) MCITP
3 16 (29.09%) MCSA
3 16 (29.09%) MCTS
4 15 (27.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 14 (25.45%) MCP
6 12 (21.82%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (21.82%) CCNA
6 12 (21.82%) Degree
7 9 (16.36%) VCP5
8 5 (9.09%) CCNP
8 5 (9.09%) RHCE
9 4 (7.27%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (7.27%) IBM Certification
9 4 (7.27%) ACSA
9 4 (7.27%) MCDST
9 4 (7.27%) CCIP
9 4 (7.27%) CCDP
9 4 (7.27%) ACSP
10 2 (3.64%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.73%) SLA
2 4 (7.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.82%) QA
3 1 (1.82%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (43.64%) Active Directory
2 19 (34.55%) Hyper-V
3 16 (29.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (21.82%) VMware ESX
5 3 (5.45%) XenApp
6 2 (3.64%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 15 (27.27%) Backup Exec
2 9 (16.36%) SCCM
3 8 (14.55%) SCOM
4 2 (3.64%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (1.82%) Nagios
5 1 (1.82%) WSUS
Vendors
1 36 (65.45%) Microsoft
2 33 (60.00%) VMware
3 23 (41.82%) Cisco
4 18 (32.73%) Citrix
5 17 (30.91%) Symantec
6 11 (20.00%) Juniper
7 9 (16.36%) HP
7 9 (16.36%) EMC
8 6 (10.91%) Apple
9 5 (9.09%) IBM
10 4 (7.27%) Red Hat
10 4 (7.27%) Sophos
10 4 (7.27%) Veeam
10 4 (7.27%) SolarWinds
11 3 (5.45%) Dell
11 3 (5.45%) Avaya
12 2 (3.64%) NetApp
12 2 (3.64%) Novell
12 2 (3.64%) Lotus
12 2 (3.64%) Meru Networks
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