The table below looks at the statistics for the Microsoft Consultant role 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 Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Consultant
Rank 82 74 95
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 3 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.23% 0.25% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.27% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£438 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £388 £463
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -16.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1241 1125 1303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.02% 94.14% 90.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 739 579 626
Average daily rate £325 £333 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.25% +3.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 89 105
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £22.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Microsoft Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Consultant in the job title across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Microsoft Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Microsoft Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Consultant across the Manchester region.

Microsoft Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Microsoft Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Consultant across the Manchester region.

Microsoft Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Microsoft Consultant
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited Microsoft Consultant in their job title 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 with Microsoft Consultant in their job title.

1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (25.00%) Marketing
3 1 (25.00%) Resource Management
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (25.00%) Lync
3 1 (25.00%) Campaign Management
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) Process Management
3 1 (25.00%) Balanced Scorecard
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) CRM
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (25.00%) ERP
3 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence

Microsoft Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited Microsoft Consultant in their job title 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 with Microsoft Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Campaign Management
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) ERP
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) Process Management
2 1 (25.00%) Balanced Scorecard
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft