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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
North West / Manchester
Rank 10 14 6
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 142 158 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.50% 8.73% 12.27%
As % of the Vendors category 26.54% 22.97% 29.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 95 117
Median daily rate £375 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £188 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £492 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 18
Median hourly rate £14.50 £36.25 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +215.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £15.00 £9.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £40.00 £14.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%

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
535 688 604
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 39.57% 38.01% 41.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 341 332
Median daily rate £400 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £510 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 26 27
Median hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.43 £14.00 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.37 £48.00 £29.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 23 February 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
Salford 0 11 £475 +179.41% 7
Bolton +2 7 £339 +28.95% 4
Stockport +3 3 £650 +76.39% 3
Wigan -2 1 £338 +40.62% 2
Oldham - 1 - - 4
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 94 (29.65%) Windows
2 93 (29.34%) MS Excel
3 80 (25.24%) SQL Server
4 69 (21.77%) .NET
5 60 (18.93%) SQL
6 53 (16.72%) C#
7 52 (16.40%) CRM
7 52 (16.40%) Active Directory
8 48 (15.14%) Microsoft Azure
9 47 (14.83%) MS Office
10 46 (14.51%) Dynamics CRM
11 41 (12.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 38 (11.99%) Finance
13 36 (11.36%) VMware
13 36 (11.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 35 (11.04%) Migration
15 31 (9.78%) Advertising
15 31 (9.78%) Analytical Skills
16 30 (9.46%) Linux
16 30 (9.46%) Agile Software Development
17 28 (8.83%) Amazon AWS
17 28 (8.83%) JavaScript
17 28 (8.83%) Business Intelligence
18 27 (8.52%) Firewall
19 26 (8.20%) DNS
20 25 (7.89%) Windows Server
21 24 (7.57%) ITIL
22 23 (7.26%) Web Services
22 23 (7.26%) VMware Infrastructure
22 23 (7.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services

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 17 (5.36%) MS Exchange
2 14 (4.42%) SharePoint
3 13 (4.10%) IIS
4 12 (3.79%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (2.84%) Tomcat
6 8 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (2.21%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (1.89%) Apache
8 6 (1.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (1.89%) Jetty
8 6 (1.89%) Mongrel
8 6 (1.89%) nginx
8 6 (1.89%) WebSphere
9 5 (1.58%) IBM Notes
10 4 (1.26%) Skype for Business
11 3 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.63%) SAS
13 1 (0.32%) CMS
13 1 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 93 (29.34%) MS Excel
2 47 (14.83%) MS Office
3 9 (2.84%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.89%) MS Project
5 3 (0.95%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.63%) SPSS
7 1 (0.32%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.32%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 46 (14.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (3.47%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.58%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.32%) Magento
5 1 (0.32%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.32%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 48 (15.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (8.83%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (3.15%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (2.52%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (2.21%) Office 365
6 6 (1.89%) Google App Engine
6 6 (1.89%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (1.26%) IaaS
7 4 (1.26%) PaaS
8 3 (0.95%) SaaS
9 1 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.32%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 27 (8.52%) Firewall
2 26 (8.20%) DNS
3 16 (5.05%) LAN
4 15 (4.73%) TCP/IP
5 14 (4.42%) DHCP
6 13 (4.10%) WAN
7 10 (3.15%) SAN
7 10 (3.15%) WebEx
8 7 (2.21%) FTP
8 7 (2.21%) SSL
8 7 (2.21%) VoIP
8 7 (2.21%) VPN
9 6 (1.89%) HTTP
9 6 (1.89%) IPsec
10 5 (1.58%) Internet
11 4 (1.26%) NAS
11 4 (1.26%) VLAN
12 3 (0.95%) Extranet
12 3 (0.95%) Intranet
12 3 (0.95%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (25.24%) SQL Server
2 41 (12.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 36 (11.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 23 (7.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 19 (5.99%) Data Warehouse
5 19 (5.99%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (3.47%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (2.84%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (2.52%) Oracle Database
9 7 (2.21%) Ingres
9 7 (2.21%) MySQL
9 7 (2.21%) Relational Database
10 6 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (1.89%) Oracle Database 12c
11 5 (1.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 5 (1.58%) NoSQL
11 5 (1.58%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (1.58%) Oracle9i Database
11 5 (1.58%) SQL Server 2000
11 5 (1.58%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 12 (3.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (3.15%) Visual Studio
3 7 (2.21%) Git (software)
3 7 (2.21%) JIRA
4 6 (1.89%) Jenkins
4 6 (1.89%) Travis CI
5 3 (0.95%) Gradle
5 3 (0.95%) MSI
5 3 (0.95%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.63%) AccuRev
6 2 (0.63%) Ant
6 2 (0.63%) Maven
6 2 (0.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.32%) gulp
7 1 (0.32%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.32%) PowerBuilder
General
1 38 (11.99%) Finance
2 31 (9.78%) Advertising
3 14 (4.42%) Banking
4 7 (2.21%) Retail
5 6 (1.89%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.58%) Legal
6 5 (1.58%) Marketing
7 4 (1.26%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.26%) Law
8 2 (0.63%) Back Office
8 2 (0.63%) Electronics
8 2 (0.63%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.63%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.32%) French Language
9 1 (0.32%) German Language
9 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.32%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 91 (28.71%) Developer
2 43 (13.56%) Analyst
3 37 (11.67%) Consultant
4 27 (8.52%) CRM Developer
5 22 (6.94%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 22 (6.94%) Microsoft Developer
6 18 (5.68%) Administrator
7 16 (5.05%) .NET Developer
8 15 (4.73%) Architect
9 14 (4.42%) DBA
10 13 (4.10%) SQL DBA
11 11 (3.47%) Desktop Support
11 11 (3.47%) Security Consultant
11 11 (3.47%) Support Analyst
12 10 (3.15%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 10 (3.15%) IT Consultant
13 9 (2.84%) 2nd Line Support
13 9 (2.84%) IT Security Consultant
13 9 (2.84%) Project Manager
13 9 (2.84%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (21.77%) .NET
2 23 (7.26%) Web Services
3 22 (6.94%) ASP.NET
4 20 (6.31%) HTML
5 16 (5.05%) CSS
6 9 (2.84%) AngularJS
6 9 (2.84%) XML
7 7 (2.21%) J2EE
7 7 (2.21%) jQuery
8 6 (1.89%) Servlets
9 5 (1.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 5 (1.58%) WCF
10 4 (1.26%) Ajax
10 4 (1.26%) COM
10 4 (1.26%) Elastic Stack
10 4 (1.26%) HTML5
10 4 (1.26%) Node.js
10 4 (1.26%) SOAP
10 4 (1.26%) WinForms
10 4 (1.26%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 31 (9.78%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.15%) Management Information System
3 8 (2.52%) Computer Science
3 8 (2.52%) Data Centre
4 5 (1.58%) Blackberry
4 5 (1.58%) Oracle Licensing
4 5 (1.58%) Replication
5 4 (1.26%) Driving Licence
6 3 (0.95%) Fintech
6 3 (0.95%) NHS
6 3 (0.95%) PKI
6 3 (0.95%) Public Cloud
6 3 (0.95%) User Experience
7 2 (0.63%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.63%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.63%) Handset
7 2 (0.63%) IVR
7 2 (0.63%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (0.63%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 94 (29.65%) Windows
2 30 (9.46%) Linux
3 25 (7.89%) Windows Server
4 21 (6.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (6.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (6.31%) Unix
6 18 (5.68%) Windows 7
7 10 (3.15%) Windows XP
8 7 (2.21%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (1.89%) Windows 10
10 5 (1.58%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.95%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.63%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.32%) Android
13 1 (0.32%) CentOS
13 1 (0.32%) Solaris
13 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.32%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (16.40%) CRM
2 35 (11.04%) Migration
3 30 (9.46%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (8.83%) Business Intelligence
5 24 (7.57%) ITIL
6 14 (4.42%) Project Management
6 14 (4.42%) Service Management
6 14 (4.42%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (4.10%) ETL
8 12 (3.79%) Information Security
9 11 (3.47%) Configuration Management
9 11 (3.47%) Cybersecurity
9 11 (3.47%) MVC
10 10 (3.15%) DevOps
10 10 (3.15%) Mentoring
10 10 (3.15%) Penetration Testing
11 9 (2.84%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (2.84%) Identity Access Management
11 9 (2.84%) Performance Tuning
11 9 (2.84%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 60 (18.93%) SQL
2 53 (16.72%) C#
3 28 (8.83%) JavaScript
4 18 (5.68%) PowerShell
5 16 (5.05%) Java
6 9 (2.84%) C++
7 8 (2.52%) T-SQL
8 7 (2.21%) Python
9 6 (1.89%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.58%) X++
11 4 (1.26%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.95%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.95%) C
12 3 (0.95%) R
12 3 (0.95%) Ruby
12 3 (0.95%) VBA
12 3 (0.95%) VBScript
13 2 (0.63%) Groovy
13 2 (0.63%) Perl
13 2 (0.63%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (5.68%) Degree
2 15 (4.73%) CISSP
3 13 (4.10%) Security Cleared
4 9 (2.84%) CISMP
4 9 (2.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (2.52%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.26%) MCSE
7 3 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.95%) DBS Check
7 3 (0.95%) MCP
7 3 (0.95%) SANS
7 3 (0.95%) SSCP
8 2 (0.63%) CCNA
8 2 (0.63%) ISEB
8 2 (0.63%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.63%) MCSA
9 1 (0.32%) CCA
9 1 (0.32%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.32%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.84%) COBIT
1 9 (2.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 9 (2.84%) ISO27002
1 9 (2.84%) QA
2 8 (2.52%) SLA
3 3 (0.95%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 52 (16.40%) Active Directory
2 23 (7.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.15%) Virtual Servers
3 10 (3.15%) XenDesktop
4 7 (2.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 5 (1.58%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.58%) Xen
6 3 (0.95%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.95%) vSphere
7 2 (0.63%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.63%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.63%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.63%) XenApp
8 1 (0.32%) Docker
8 1 (0.32%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (6.62%) SCCM
2 10 (3.15%) SCOM
3 9 (2.84%) Puppet
4 8 (2.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 8 (2.52%) Oracle RMAN
5 7 (2.21%) McAfee ePO
5 7 (2.21%) WSUS
6 5 (1.58%) Data Guard
7 4 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.95%) Ansible
8 3 (0.95%) BladeLogic
8 3 (0.95%) QRadar
8 3 (0.95%) SCSM
9 2 (0.63%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.63%) NetIQ Identity Manager
9 2 (0.63%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.32%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.32%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 36 (11.36%) VMware
2 22 (6.94%) Citrix
3 21 (6.62%) Cisco
4 17 (5.36%) Oracle
5 11 (3.47%) Apple
6 9 (2.84%) HP
7 8 (2.52%) Google
8 7 (2.21%) Intel Security
8 7 (2.21%) ServiceNow
8 7 (2.21%) Tableau
9 6 (1.89%) CyberArk
9 6 (1.89%) IBM
9 6 (1.89%) SAP
10 5 (1.58%) Lotus
10 5 (1.58%) Sitecore
11 4 (1.26%) AppDynamics
11 4 (1.26%) NetApp
11 4 (1.26%) Sophos
11 4 (1.26%) Splunk
11 4 (1.26%) Webroot
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