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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft 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.

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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 7 12
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 175 156 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.40% 13.05% 10.93%
As % of the Vendors category 30.92% 28.52% 24.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 78 63
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£325 £344 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% +14.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £194 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £454 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 33 41
Average hourly rate £14.75 £13.67 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.93% -8.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.20 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.45 £25.00 £28.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.93%
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
566 547 641
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 43.34% 45.77% 44.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 251 247
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 51 68
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.90 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 August 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

Microsoft
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 within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Oldham +1 6 £200 +142.42% 3
Bolton 0 5 £405 -4.70% 3
Stockport -2 5 £369 - 8
Wigan +3 3 £405 +24.61% 4
Salford -3 3 £325 -10.95% 1
Altrincham -1 2 - - 7
Cheadle - 2 - -
Bury - 1 £205 - 2
Rochdale - - - - 1
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Microsoft 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.

1 136 (38.75%) Windows
2 134 (38.18%) MS Excel
3 89 (25.36%) MS Office
4 70 (19.94%) Finance
5 64 (18.23%) SQL
5 64 (18.23%) .NET
5 64 (18.23%) SQL Server
6 53 (15.10%) Active Directory
7 47 (13.39%) C#
7 47 (13.39%) Project Management
8 40 (11.40%) ITIL
9 39 (11.11%) Business Analysis
9 39 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
10 36 (10.26%) Citrix
10 36 (10.26%) Migration
11 35 (9.97%) Windows 7
12 34 (9.69%) Oracle
13 33 (9.40%) MS Exchange
13 33 (9.40%) VMware
14 32 (9.12%) SQL Server 2008
15 30 (8.55%) Degree
15 30 (8.55%) Cisco
16 29 (8.26%) Microsoft Certification
16 29 (8.26%) SharePoint
17 28 (7.98%) MS Project
17 28 (7.98%) MVC
17 28 (7.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 27 (7.69%) Hyper-V
18 27 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
19 26 (7.41%) MS Visio

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Microsoft 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 33 (9.40%) MS Exchange
2 29 (8.26%) SharePoint
3 18 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (2.28%) IIS
6 6 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (1.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (1.42%) Lync
8 3 (0.85%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.28%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.28%) SAS
9 1 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.28%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 134 (38.18%) MS Excel
2 89 (25.36%) MS Office
3 28 (7.98%) MS Project
4 26 (7.41%) MS Visio
5 12 (3.42%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.57%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.28%) Mingle
7 1 (0.28%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 21 (5.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (5.70%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (3.13%) Oracle EBS R12
4 10 (2.85%) Oracle Payables
4 10 (2.85%) Oracle Applications
4 10 (2.85%) Oracle EBS
5 9 (2.56%) Oracle 11i
6 7 (1.99%) Oracle Receivables
6 7 (1.99%) Oracle Assets
6 7 (1.99%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.57%) Agresso
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle SCM
9 1 (0.28%) GoldMine
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (0.85%) Office 365
2 2 (0.57%) Pure360
2 2 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (7.12%) SAN
2 24 (6.84%) Firewall
3 21 (5.98%) Wireless
4 14 (3.99%) VPN
5 13 (3.70%) LAN
6 12 (3.42%) DHCP
7 11 (3.13%) DNS
8 9 (2.56%) WAN
9 8 (2.28%) TCP/IP
10 7 (1.99%) IPsec
11 6 (1.71%) Intranet
12 5 (1.42%) NAS
13 4 (1.14%) Network Security
13 4 (1.14%) HSRP
13 4 (1.14%) MPLS
13 4 (1.14%) Wireshark
14 3 (0.85%) OSPF
14 3 (0.85%) BGP
14 3 (0.85%) Multicast
14 3 (0.85%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (18.23%) SQL Server
2 32 (9.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (7.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (5.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 13 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
6 12 (3.42%) Oracle Database
7 8 (2.28%) MS Access
7 8 (2.28%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (1.71%) RavenDB
9 5 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (1.14%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (0.85%) EDMS
11 3 (0.85%) QlikView
12 2 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 2 (0.57%) Big Data
13 1 (0.28%) Couchbase
13 1 (0.28%) Relational Database
13 1 (0.28%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 25 (7.12%) Visual Studio
2 9 (2.56%) Toad
2 9 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (1.99%) MSTest
4 6 (1.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (1.42%) Subversion
5 5 (1.42%) ReSharper
5 5 (1.42%) Git (software)
6 4 (1.14%) MorphX
7 2 (0.57%) Dreamweaver
7 2 (0.57%) MSI
7 2 (0.57%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.28%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.28%) Axure RP
General
1 70 (19.94%) Finance
2 18 (5.13%) Advertising
3 13 (3.70%) Retail
4 9 (2.56%) Legal
5 8 (2.28%) Banking
5 8 (2.28%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.99%) General Ledger
7 6 (1.71%) Marketing
7 6 (1.71%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.42%) Billing
9 3 (0.85%) Back Office
10 1 (0.28%) Automotive
10 1 (0.28%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.28%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 101 (28.77%) Analyst
2 85 (24.22%) Developer
3 45 (12.82%) Business Analyst
4 27 (7.69%) .NET Developer
5 24 (6.84%) Consultant
6 22 (6.27%) Service Desk Analyst
7 20 (5.70%) Service Analyst
8 19 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support
9 17 (4.84%) Support Analyst
10 14 (3.99%) Programme Manager
10 14 (3.99%) Architect
11 13 (3.70%) C# Developer
12 12 (3.42%) Project Manager
13 11 (3.13%) 1st Line Support
13 11 (3.13%) C# .NET Developer
14 10 (2.85%) Administrator
14 10 (2.85%) Microsoft Developer
15 9 (2.56%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
16 8 (2.28%) Dynamics AX Developer
16 8 (2.28%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (18.23%) .NET
2 23 (6.55%) ASP.NET
3 21 (5.98%) Web Services
4 20 (5.70%) HTML
5 19 (5.41%) .NET Framework
6 18 (5.13%) CSS
7 16 (4.56%) LINQ
7 16 (4.56%) jQuery
7 16 (4.56%) WPF
8 15 (4.27%) WCF
9 11 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
9 11 (3.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 10 (2.85%) XML
11 8 (2.28%) WinForms
12 5 (1.42%) Backbone.js
12 5 (1.42%) RabbitMQ
13 4 (1.14%) HTML5
13 4 (1.14%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 4 (1.14%) CSS3
13 4 (1.14%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.13%) Management Information System
2 15 (4.27%) NHS
3 10 (2.85%) Data Extraction
4 9 (2.56%) Clustering
5 7 (1.99%) Blackberry
5 7 (1.99%) iPad
6 4 (1.14%) N-Tier
6 4 (1.14%) Smartphone
7 3 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (0.85%) Inversion of Control
8 2 (0.57%) RIA
8 2 (0.57%) Replication
8 2 (0.57%) Statistics
8 2 (0.57%) Animation
8 2 (0.57%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.28%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.28%) Life Science
9 1 (0.28%) iPhone
9 1 (0.28%) Semantic Web
9 1 (0.28%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 136 (38.75%) Windows
2 39 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 35 (9.97%) Windows 7
4 27 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 25 (7.12%) Windows XP
6 14 (3.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.42%) Windows 8
8 4 (1.14%) Windows Vista
9 3 (0.85%) AIX
9 3 (0.85%) Solaris
10 2 (0.57%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.57%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.57%) UNIX
11 1 (0.28%) Android
11 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.28%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.28%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.28%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (13.39%) Project Management
2 40 (11.40%) ITIL
3 39 (11.11%) Business Analysis
4 36 (10.26%) Migration
5 28 (7.98%) MVC
6 24 (6.84%) Stakeholder Management
6 24 (6.84%) CRM
7 18 (5.13%) PRINCE2
8 17 (4.84%) Product Management
9 16 (4.56%) Data Migration
10 15 (4.27%) ERP
10 15 (4.27%) Scrum
11 13 (3.70%) Change Management
12 12 (3.42%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (3.42%) Data Cleansing
13 11 (3.13%) OO
13 11 (3.13%) User Acceptance Testing
14 10 (2.85%) Agile Software Development
15 9 (2.56%) Programme Management
15 9 (2.56%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (18.23%) SQL
2 47 (13.39%) C#
3 19 (5.41%) PL/SQL
4 18 (5.13%) JavaScript
5 12 (3.42%) T-SQL
6 10 (2.85%) VBA
7 8 (2.28%) X++
8 3 (0.85%) PowerShell
8 3 (0.85%) XAML
8 3 (0.85%) VB
8 3 (0.85%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.57%) Java
10 1 (0.28%) C++
10 1 (0.28%) VBScript
10 1 (0.28%) XPath
10 1 (0.28%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 30 (8.55%) Degree
2 29 (8.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (4.84%) MCSE
4 12 (3.42%) MCP
4 12 (3.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 11 (3.13%) MCITP
5 11 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 9 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (2.56%) CCNA
6 9 (2.56%) VCP5
7 7 (1.99%) MCSA
7 7 (1.99%) MCTS
7 7 (1.99%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (1.71%) Security Cleared
9 4 (1.14%) SC Cleared
10 3 (0.85%) CCNP
10 3 (0.85%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (0.57%) CISSP
11 2 (0.57%) CCA
12 1 (0.28%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.56%) SLA
2 6 (1.71%) QA
3 2 (0.57%) Basel III
3 2 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 53 (15.10%) Active Directory
2 27 (7.69%) Hyper-V
3 18 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (3.42%) VMware ESX
5 6 (1.71%) XenApp
6 5 (1.42%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (0.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.57%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.57%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.28%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.28%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.28%) NDS
Systems Management
1 25 (7.12%) SCCM
2 19 (5.41%) Backup Exec
3 13 (3.70%) SCOM
4 6 (1.71%) SCSM
5 3 (0.85%) MAILsweeper
6 2 (0.57%) Cisco IPCC
6 2 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.57%) ARCserve
6 2 (0.57%) OpenView
6 2 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.57%) WSUS
6 2 (0.57%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.57%) SAP Afaria
7 1 (0.28%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (0.28%) Puppet
7 1 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.28%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 36 (10.26%) Citrix
2 34 (9.69%) Oracle
3 33 (9.40%) VMware
4 30 (8.55%) Cisco
5 16 (4.56%) HP
5 16 (4.56%) Juniper
6 15 (4.27%) Symantec
7 9 (2.56%) Avaya
8 8 (2.28%) SAP
9 7 (1.99%) Sage
10 5 (1.42%) IBM
10 5 (1.42%) Dell
10 5 (1.42%) Apple
11 4 (1.14%) SolarWinds
11 4 (1.14%) 3PAR
11 4 (1.14%) EMC
11 4 (1.14%) Nortel
11 4 (1.14%) CheckPoint
11 4 (1.14%) McAfee
12 3 (0.85%) AppSense
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