The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 7 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 197 216 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.64% 13.29% 13.41%
As % of the Vendors category 24.38% 30.17% 32.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 124 103
Median daily rate £375 £320 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £135 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 19 17
Median hourly rate £12.25 £13.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.76% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.73 £26.00 £21.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.43% -
Microsoft
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Vendors Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
808 716 518
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 43.63% 44.06% 41.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 454 390 290
Median daily rate £400 £325 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 29 33
Median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% -18.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.60 £37.00 £29.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Microsoft
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 within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Bolton 0 6 £318 -4.15% 5
Stockport -12 5 £563 +49.00% 8
Bury - 4 £380 - 3
Salford -5 3 £350 +75.00% 3
Wigan -1 1 - - 2
Oldham - 1 - - 3
Rochdale - 1 - - 1
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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.

1 114 (32.76%) Windows
2 110 (31.61%) MS Excel
3 96 (27.59%) Active Directory
4 67 (19.25%) SQL Server
5 63 (18.10%) .NET
6 58 (16.67%) VMware
7 55 (15.80%) MS Office
8 54 (15.52%) SQL
9 53 (15.23%) Agile Software Development
10 51 (14.66%) Windows Server
11 50 (14.37%) Finance
12 45 (12.93%) C#
13 44 (12.64%) ITIL
14 38 (10.92%) CRM
15 36 (10.34%) Project Management
16 35 (10.06%) MS Exchange
17 34 (9.77%) Oracle
18 33 (9.48%) ERP
19 32 (9.20%) Cisco
19 32 (9.20%) Business Intelligence
19 32 (9.20%) Microsoft Certification
19 32 (9.20%) VMware Infrastructure
20 31 (8.91%) SCCM
20 31 (8.91%) SharePoint
21 30 (8.62%) JavaScript
21 30 (8.62%) MVC
22 29 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
22 29 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
23 28 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
24 27 (7.76%) Dynamics AX

Microsoft
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 35 (10.06%) MS Exchange
2 31 (8.91%) SharePoint
3 14 (4.02%) BizTalk Server
4 13 (3.74%) Skype for Business
5 10 (2.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 10 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (2.30%) CMS
6 8 (2.30%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (2.01%) IIS
8 5 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.44%) Oracle UPK
8 5 (1.44%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (1.15%) SAS
9 4 (1.15%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (1.15%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.86%) nginx
11 2 (0.57%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.57%) Jetty
11 2 (0.57%) Umbraco
Applications
1 110 (31.61%) MS Excel
2 55 (15.80%) MS Office
3 14 (4.02%) MS Project
4 5 (1.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.15%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (1.15%) Fireworks
5 4 (1.15%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 27 (7.76%) Dynamics AX
2 23 (6.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.86%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.57%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.29%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.29%) nopCommerce
5 1 (0.29%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 29 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (4.60%) Office 365
3 12 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (2.59%) IaaS
5 8 (2.30%) PaaS
6 6 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (1.72%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (1.72%) SaaS
7 5 (1.44%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (1.15%) SoftLayer
9 3 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.86%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.57%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 27 (7.76%) Firewall
2 24 (6.90%) DNS
3 22 (6.32%) DHCP
4 19 (5.46%) SAN
5 15 (4.31%) TCP/IP
6 13 (3.74%) LAN
6 13 (3.74%) WAN
7 12 (3.45%) VLAN
8 8 (2.30%) Network Security
9 7 (2.01%) Extranet
10 6 (1.72%) Skype
10 6 (1.72%) VoIP
11 5 (1.44%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (1.44%) iSCSI
11 5 (1.44%) VPN
11 5 (1.44%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (1.15%) Intrusion Detection
12 4 (1.15%) IP Telephony
12 4 (1.15%) IPsec
12 4 (1.15%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (19.25%) SQL Server
2 27 (7.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 20 (5.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (5.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 13 (3.74%) Data Mining
6 12 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (2.59%) MongoDB
7 9 (2.59%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (1.72%) Oracle Database
8 6 (1.72%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.44%) MySQL
10 4 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (1.15%) QlikView
10 4 (1.15%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (0.86%) BigQuery
11 3 (0.86%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.86%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 3 (0.86%) SAS Visual Analytics
12 2 (0.57%) Oracle Database 12c
12 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (4.31%) Visual Studio
2 12 (3.45%) Selenium
3 10 (2.87%) Jenkins
3 10 (2.87%) JIRA
4 9 (2.59%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (2.01%) Mocha
6 6 (1.72%) Git (software)
7 4 (1.15%) SpecFlow
8 3 (0.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.57%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.57%) HP UFT
9 2 (0.57%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.57%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.57%) MorphX
9 2 (0.57%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.57%) Travis CI
10 1 (0.29%) Axure RP
10 1 (0.29%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.29%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.29%) WebDriver
General
1 50 (14.37%) Finance
2 21 (6.03%) Retail
3 13 (3.74%) Banking
3 13 (3.74%) Legal
4 12 (3.45%) Advertising
4 12 (3.45%) Law
5 11 (3.16%) Marketing
6 9 (2.59%) Billing
7 7 (2.01%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.72%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.86%) French Language
10 2 (0.57%) Italian Language
10 2 (0.57%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.29%) Games
11 1 (0.29%) German Language
11 1 (0.29%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 81 (23.28%) Analyst
2 61 (17.53%) Developer
3 55 (15.80%) Architect
4 24 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
5 18 (5.17%) Service Analyst
5 18 (5.17%) Service Desk Analyst
6 17 (4.89%) Consultant
7 16 (4.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 16 (4.60%) Support Analyst
8 15 (4.31%) .NET Developer
8 15 (4.31%) Project Manager
9 13 (3.74%) Desktop Support
10 12 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support
10 12 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support
11 10 (2.87%) 1st Line Support
11 10 (2.87%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 10 (2.87%) C# Developer
11 10 (2.87%) Data Analyst
11 10 (2.87%) Senior Analyst
11 10 (2.87%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (18.10%) .NET
2 21 (6.03%) ASP.NET
3 20 (5.75%) CSS
3 20 (5.75%) HTML
4 17 (4.89%) ASP.NET MVC
4 17 (4.89%) jQuery
5 12 (3.45%) Web Services
6 10 (2.87%) AngularJS
6 10 (2.87%) Middleware
6 10 (2.87%) RabbitMQ
7 9 (2.59%) HTML5
8 8 (2.30%) Node.js
8 8 (2.30%) WCF
8 8 (2.30%) XML
9 7 (2.01%) Express
9 7 (2.01%) RESTful
10 6 (1.72%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 6 (1.72%) CSS3
11 5 (1.44%) Ajax
11 5 (1.44%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (6.61%) Data Centre
3 10 (2.87%) Blackberry
3 10 (2.87%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (1.72%) Digital Media
4 6 (1.72%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.44%) NHS
6 4 (1.15%) Driving Licence
6 4 (1.15%) Life Science
7 3 (0.86%) Replication
7 3 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.57%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.57%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.57%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.57%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.57%) Psychology
8 2 (0.57%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.29%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.29%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 114 (32.76%) Windows
2 51 (14.66%) Windows Server
3 29 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (7.47%) Windows 7
5 24 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 24 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (5.75%) Linux
7 18 (5.17%) Windows XP
8 11 (3.16%) Windows 8
9 10 (2.87%) Unix
10 9 (2.59%) Solaris
10 9 (2.59%) Windows 10
11 8 (2.30%) Apple iOS
11 8 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.86%) Android
13 2 (0.57%) AIX
13 2 (0.57%) CentOS
14 1 (0.29%) NetWare
14 1 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.29%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (15.23%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (12.64%) ITIL
3 38 (10.92%) CRM
4 36 (10.34%) Project Management
5 33 (9.48%) ERP
6 32 (9.20%) Business Intelligence
7 30 (8.62%) MVC
8 27 (7.76%) Stakeholder Management
9 24 (6.90%) Migration
10 21 (6.03%) PRINCE2
11 20 (5.75%) SOA
12 18 (5.17%) Scrum
12 18 (5.17%) TOGAF
13 17 (4.89%) Data Modelling
14 15 (4.31%) ETL
15 14 (4.02%) Unit Testing
16 13 (3.74%) Business Analysis
16 13 (3.74%) Data Migration
16 13 (3.74%) SDLC
17 12 (3.45%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 54 (15.52%) SQL
2 45 (12.93%) C#
3 30 (8.62%) JavaScript
4 21 (6.03%) PowerShell
5 14 (4.02%) T-SQL
6 12 (3.45%) Java
7 10 (2.87%) C
7 10 (2.87%) PHP
8 8 (2.30%) VBA
9 5 (1.44%) X++
10 3 (0.86%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.57%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.57%) Python
12 1 (0.29%) C++
12 1 (0.29%) VB
12 1 (0.29%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.29%) XAML
Qualifications
1 32 (9.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (4.89%) MCP
3 12 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
4 11 (3.16%) Degree
4 11 (3.16%) MCSE
5 9 (2.59%) MCSA
6 8 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (2.01%) CCNA
8 6 (1.72%) MCDST
9 5 (1.44%) Security Cleared
9 5 (1.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (1.15%) CISA
10 4 (1.15%) CISSP
10 4 (1.15%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.86%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.57%) GSEC
12 2 (0.57%) GSNA
12 2 (0.57%) MCITP
12 2 (0.57%) MCTS
12 2 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.31%) QA
2 14 (4.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (3.16%) SLA
4 5 (1.44%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.86%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.86%) P3O
6 1 (0.29%) FATCA
System Software
1 96 (27.59%) Active Directory
2 32 (9.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.30%) VMware ESX
4 7 (2.01%) Docker
5 6 (1.72%) vSphere
5 6 (1.72%) XenApp
6 4 (1.15%) NFS
6 4 (1.15%) Xen
7 3 (0.86%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.29%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.29%) Firmware
9 1 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.29%) NDS
9 1 (0.29%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.29%) UAG
9 1 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.29%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.29%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 31 (8.91%) SCCM
2 14 (4.02%) SCOM
3 11 (3.16%) WSUS
4 7 (2.01%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.57%) Cacti
5 2 (0.57%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.57%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.57%) Puppet
5 2 (0.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.29%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.29%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.29%) Dollar Universe
6 1 (0.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.29%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.29%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.29%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 58 (16.67%) VMware
2 34 (9.77%) Oracle
3 32 (9.20%) Cisco
4 27 (7.76%) Citrix
5 16 (4.60%) SAP
6 11 (3.16%) EMC
6 11 (3.16%) HP
7 9 (2.59%) Red Hat
8 8 (2.30%) IBM
8 8 (2.30%) NetApp
9 7 (2.01%) CheckPoint
9 7 (2.01%) Clearswift
9 7 (2.01%) Intel Security
10 5 (1.44%) Google
10 5 (1.44%) LANDesk
10 5 (1.44%) PeopleSoft
10 5 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (1.44%) Symantec
11 4 (1.15%) Apple
11 4 (1.15%) Remedy
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