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 20 January 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.

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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
North West / Manchester
Rank 10 10 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 144 206 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.45% 10.72% 14.54%
As % of the Vendors category 24.53% 27.14% 33.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 126 129
Median daily rate £350 £350 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £171 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 31
Median hourly rate £13.55 £32.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.31% +150.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.80 £40.00 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +6.66%

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
587 759 625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 42.60% 39.51% 43.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 388 351
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £195 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 22 44
Median hourly rate £14.50 £17.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.94% +18.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.00 £29.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-17.77% +32.35%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 20 January 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
Bolton +6 8 £339 +28.95% 4
Stockport +4 4 £650 +78.08% 6
Salford -3 4 £350 +94.44% 3
Oldham +3 2 - - 5
Bury -3 1 - - 3
Wigan -3 1 £338 -32.50% 4
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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.

1 109 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 104 (31.80%) Windows
3 84 (25.69%) SQL Server
4 66 (20.18%) Active Directory
5 60 (18.35%) SQL
6 59 (18.04%) .NET
7 57 (17.43%) MS Office
8 56 (17.13%) Microsoft Azure
9 47 (14.37%) C#
10 40 (12.23%) Finance
10 40 (12.23%) CRM
11 39 (11.93%) Analytical Skills
12 37 (11.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 35 (10.70%) Migration
13 35 (10.70%) VMware
14 34 (10.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 34 (10.40%) Windows Server
15 33 (10.09%) Dynamics CRM
15 33 (10.09%) Advertising
15 33 (10.09%) Firewall
16 30 (9.17%) MS Exchange
16 30 (9.17%) Business Intelligence
16 30 (9.17%) Agile Software Development
17 29 (8.87%) Linux
18 28 (8.56%) SCCM
18 28 (8.56%) Amazon AWS
19 27 (8.26%) JavaScript
20 26 (7.95%) Cisco
20 26 (7.95%) Citrix
21 25 (7.65%) DNS

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 30 (9.17%) MS Exchange
2 19 (5.81%) SharePoint
3 17 (5.20%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (2.75%) Skype for Business
5 7 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (2.14%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (1.83%) IIS
7 5 (1.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (1.53%) IBM Notes
7 5 (1.53%) SAS
7 5 (1.53%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.61%) Jetty
10 2 (0.61%) Mongrel
10 2 (0.61%) nginx
10 2 (0.61%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.31%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 109 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 57 (17.43%) MS Office
3 9 (2.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.22%) MS Project
5 3 (0.92%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.31%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.31%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 33 (10.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.75%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (1.83%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.31%) Dynamics SL
5 1 (0.31%) Magento
5 1 (0.31%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.31%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 56 (17.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (8.56%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (3.36%) Azure Active Directory
3 11 (3.36%) Office 365
4 10 (3.06%) IaaS
4 10 (3.06%) PaaS
5 8 (2.45%) SaaS
6 4 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.61%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.31%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.31%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.31%) Route 53
8 1 (0.31%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 33 (10.09%) Firewall
2 25 (7.65%) DNS
3 18 (5.50%) LAN
4 17 (5.20%) DHCP
5 16 (4.89%) WAN
6 15 (4.59%) SAN
7 12 (3.67%) TCP/IP
8 10 (3.06%) WebEx
9 8 (2.45%) VoIP
9 8 (2.45%) VPN
9 8 (2.45%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (1.83%) Internet
10 6 (1.83%) NAS
10 6 (1.83%) Skype
10 6 (1.83%) Unified Communications
10 6 (1.83%) VLAN
11 4 (1.22%) IP Telephony
11 4 (1.22%) Network Security
12 3 (0.92%) FTP
12 3 (0.92%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (25.69%) SQL Server
2 37 (11.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 34 (10.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 22 (6.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 16 (4.89%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (4.89%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (3.06%) MySQL
7 9 (2.75%) Oracle Database
7 9 (2.75%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (2.14%) Ingres
8 7 (2.14%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (2.14%) Relational Database
8 7 (2.14%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (1.83%) Oracle Database 12c
10 5 (1.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 5 (1.53%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (1.53%) Oracle9i Database
10 5 (1.53%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (1.22%) MongoDB
11 4 (1.22%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 14 (4.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (3.98%) Visual Studio
3 7 (2.14%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.22%) JIRA
5 3 (0.92%) Gradle
5 3 (0.92%) Moq
5 3 (0.92%) MSI
5 3 (0.92%) NUnit
5 3 (0.92%) Selenium
5 3 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.61%) Ant
6 2 (0.61%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.61%) Maven
6 2 (0.61%) Travis CI
6 2 (0.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.31%) gulp
7 1 (0.31%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.31%) PowerBuilder
7 1 (0.31%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.31%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 40 (12.23%) Finance
2 33 (10.09%) Advertising
3 14 (4.28%) Banking
4 8 (2.45%) Retail
5 5 (1.53%) Legal
6 4 (1.22%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.22%) Marketing
6 4 (1.22%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.92%) Back Office
7 3 (0.92%) Law
8 2 (0.61%) Electronics
9 1 (0.31%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.31%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 90 (27.52%) Developer
2 42 (12.84%) Analyst
3 34 (10.40%) Consultant
4 24 (7.34%) Architect
5 19 (5.81%) .NET Developer
5 19 (5.81%) Administrator
5 19 (5.81%) Microsoft Developer
6 18 (5.50%) CRM Developer
7 17 (5.20%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 15 (4.59%) Solutions Architect
9 14 (4.28%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 12 (3.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 12 (3.67%) Security Consultant
11 11 (3.36%) IT Consultant
11 11 (3.36%) SQL Developer
12 10 (3.06%) Desktop Support
12 10 (3.06%) IT Security Consultant
13 8 (2.45%) Project Manager
13 8 (2.45%) Service Analyst
13 8 (2.45%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (18.04%) .NET
2 22 (6.73%) Web Services
3 20 (6.12%) HTML
4 18 (5.50%) ASP.NET
5 17 (5.20%) CSS
6 12 (3.67%) XML
7 9 (2.75%) AngularJS
8 8 (2.45%) jQuery
9 7 (2.14%) WPF
10 6 (1.83%) Ajax
10 6 (1.83%) WCF
11 5 (1.53%) LINQ
11 5 (1.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (1.53%) WinForms
12 4 (1.22%) HTML5
12 4 (1.22%) Node.js
12 4 (1.22%) SOAP
13 3 (0.92%) EDI
13 3 (0.92%) J2EE
13 3 (0.92%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 39 (11.93%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.36%) Data Centre
3 10 (3.06%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.75%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.83%) Blackberry
7 5 (1.53%) Algorithms
7 5 (1.53%) Oracle Licensing
7 5 (1.53%) Replication
8 4 (1.22%) Mathematics
8 4 (1.22%) Visualisation
9 3 (0.92%) Driving Licence
9 3 (0.92%) Fintech
9 3 (0.92%) NHS
9 3 (0.92%) Physics
9 3 (0.92%) PKI
9 3 (0.92%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.92%) User Experience
10 2 (0.61%) BYOD
10 2 (0.61%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 104 (31.80%) Windows
2 34 (10.40%) Windows Server
3 29 (8.87%) Linux
4 25 (7.65%) Windows 7
5 20 (6.12%) Unix
5 20 (6.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (5.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (4.89%) Windows XP
8 8 (2.45%) Windows 10
9 6 (1.83%) Windows 8
9 6 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (1.22%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.61%) CentOS
11 2 (0.61%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.61%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.31%) Android
12 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.31%) Solaris
12 1 (0.31%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.31%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (12.23%) CRM
2 35 (10.70%) Migration
3 30 (9.17%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (9.17%) Business Intelligence
4 22 (6.73%) ITIL
5 21 (6.42%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (4.89%) Service Management
7 14 (4.28%) Project Management
8 13 (3.98%) MVC
9 12 (3.67%) Penetration Testing
10 11 (3.36%) Change Management
10 11 (3.36%) ERP
10 11 (3.36%) ETL
10 11 (3.36%) Information Security
10 11 (3.36%) TDD
11 10 (3.06%) Mentoring
11 10 (3.06%) Scrum
11 10 (3.06%) SOA
11 10 (3.06%) Virtual Infrastructure
12 9 (2.75%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (18.35%) SQL
2 47 (14.37%) C#
3 27 (8.26%) JavaScript
4 21 (6.42%) PowerShell
5 11 (3.36%) Java
6 10 (3.06%) T-SQL
7 7 (2.14%) C++
7 7 (2.14%) Python
8 6 (1.83%) PL/SQL
8 6 (1.83%) VB.NET
9 5 (1.53%) C
9 5 (1.53%) VBA
9 5 (1.53%) X++
10 4 (1.22%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.92%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.92%) Ruby
11 3 (0.92%) VBScript
12 2 (0.61%) Groovy
12 2 (0.61%) R
12 2 (0.61%) Scala
Qualifications
1 16 (4.89%) Degree
2 15 (4.59%) CISSP
3 11 (3.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (3.36%) Security Cleared
4 9 (2.75%) CISMP
5 8 (2.45%) SC Cleared
6 6 (1.83%) MCSE
7 4 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.22%) MCSA
8 3 (0.92%) CCNA
8 3 (0.92%) ISEB
8 3 (0.92%) MCP
9 2 (0.61%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.61%) MCDST
10 1 (0.31%) CASP
10 1 (0.31%) CSSLP
10 1 (0.31%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.31%) MCTS
10 1 (0.31%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.36%) QA
1 11 (3.36%) SLA
2 10 (3.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (2.75%) COBIT
3 9 (2.75%) ISO27002
4 4 (1.22%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.92%) Data Quality
System Software
1 66 (20.18%) Active Directory
2 23 (7.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.36%) Virtual Servers
4 10 (3.06%) XenDesktop
5 7 (2.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 6 (1.83%) Hyper-V
6 6 (1.83%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.92%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.92%) vSphere
7 3 (0.92%) XenApp
8 2 (0.61%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.61%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.61%) Xen
9 1 (0.31%) Docker
9 1 (0.31%) NFS
9 1 (0.31%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.31%) Time Sharing Option
9 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 28 (8.56%) SCCM
2 11 (3.36%) SCOM
3 10 (3.06%) McAfee ePO
4 8 (2.45%) Oracle RMAN
4 8 (2.45%) WSUS
5 7 (2.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 5 (1.53%) Data Guard
6 5 (1.53%) Puppet
7 4 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.92%) Ansible
8 3 (0.92%) SCSM
9 2 (0.61%) NetIQ Identity Manager
9 2 (0.61%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.31%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.31%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.31%) Kibana
10 1 (0.31%) logstash
10 1 (0.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.31%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 35 (10.70%) VMware
2 26 (7.95%) Cisco
2 26 (7.95%) Citrix
3 21 (6.42%) Oracle
4 10 (3.06%) HP
4 10 (3.06%) Intel Security
5 8 (2.45%) Apple
5 8 (2.45%) Dell
6 6 (1.83%) Cyber-Ark
6 6 (1.83%) NetApp
6 6 (1.83%) ServiceNow
6 6 (1.83%) Sitecore
6 6 (1.83%) Tableau
7 5 (1.53%) Lotus
7 5 (1.53%) SAP
8 4 (1.22%) Altiris
8 4 (1.22%) Google
8 4 (1.22%) IBM
8 4 (1.22%) Sophos
8 4 (1.22%) Webroot
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