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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 10 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 168 182 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 9.15% 12.15% 13.78%
As % of the Vendors category 21.13% 27.74% 32.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 85 78
Median daily rate £375 £320 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -2.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £161 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £492 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 23 26
Median hourly rate £12.75 £14.50 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.06% -1.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.18 £11.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £18.70 £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +6.89%
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
795 656 549
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 43.28% 43.79% 42.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 446 330 266
Median daily rate £381 £325 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.07% -5.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £177 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.70% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 36 39
Median hourly rate £13.55 £16.83 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.47% -6.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.92 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £25.50 £38.24
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 31 May 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
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 31 May 2016.

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 31 May 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
Stockport -16 3 £825 +135.71% 5
Rochdale - 3 - - 1
Bury - 2 - - 3
Oldham - 2 - - 5
Bolton +5 1 - - 3
Wigan - 1 - -
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 May 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.

1 121 (36.67%) MS Excel
2 107 (32.42%) Windows
3 69 (20.91%) Active Directory
4 66 (20.00%) MS Office
5 60 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 53 (16.06%) .NET
6 53 (16.06%) Finance
7 47 (14.24%) SQL
8 46 (13.94%) Project Management
9 43 (13.03%) SQL Server
10 38 (11.52%) VMware
11 36 (10.91%) C#
11 36 (10.91%) PRINCE2
12 34 (10.30%) ITIL
13 33 (10.00%) Windows 7
14 31 (9.39%) CRM
14 31 (9.39%) Dynamics AX
15 30 (9.09%) ERP
15 30 (9.09%) Windows Server
16 29 (8.79%) MVC
17 28 (8.48%) Oracle
17 28 (8.48%) Analytical Skills
18 26 (7.88%) Migration
19 25 (7.58%) Stakeholder Management
19 25 (7.58%) Windows XP
20 24 (7.27%) SharePoint
20 24 (7.27%) JavaScript
20 24 (7.27%) Business Intelligence
21 22 (6.67%) ASP.NET
21 22 (6.67%) MS Exchange

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 24 (7.27%) SharePoint
2 22 (6.67%) MS Exchange
3 13 (3.94%) CMS
4 9 (2.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 9 (2.73%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (2.42%) Confluence
5 8 (2.42%) Node.js
6 7 (2.12%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (1.82%) Sitecore CMS
7 6 (1.82%) Skype for Business
8 5 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (1.52%) IIS
8 5 (1.52%) Oracle UPK
8 5 (1.52%) SAS
9 4 (1.21%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.91%) nginx
11 2 (0.61%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 121 (36.67%) MS Excel
2 66 (20.00%) MS Office
3 20 (6.06%) MS PowerPoint
3 20 (6.06%) MS Project
4 14 (4.24%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.82%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (1.82%) Photoshop
6 5 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (1.21%) Fireworks
8 2 (0.61%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 31 (9.39%) Dynamics AX
2 22 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (1.82%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.91%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.30%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.30%) nopCommerce
5 1 (0.30%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 1 (0.30%) Primavera
5 1 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.85%) Office 365
2 12 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (2.42%) IaaS
5 5 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.52%) SaaS
6 4 (1.21%) PaaS
7 3 (0.91%) SoftLayer
8 2 (0.61%) Google App Engine
8 2 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.30%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.15%) DNS
2 16 (4.85%) DHCP
3 15 (4.55%) TCP/IP
4 9 (2.73%) Firewall
5 6 (1.82%) Extranet
6 5 (1.52%) SAN
6 5 (1.52%) VLAN
7 4 (1.21%) Network Security
7 4 (1.21%) Skype
7 4 (1.21%) Wireless
8 3 (0.91%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (0.91%) FTP
8 3 (0.91%) iSCSI
8 3 (0.91%) LAN
8 3 (0.91%) WAN
9 2 (0.61%) HTTP
9 2 (0.61%) IPsec
9 2 (0.61%) NAS
9 2 (0.61%) VoIP
9 2 (0.61%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (13.03%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (3.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 12 (3.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (3.03%) Data Mining
5 7 (2.12%) MongoDB
5 7 (2.12%) Oracle Database
5 7 (2.12%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (2.12%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.21%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Power View
9 2 (0.61%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.61%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (0.61%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.61%) PowerPivot
9 2 (0.61%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 15 (4.55%) JIRA
2 11 (3.33%) Selenium
2 11 (3.33%) Visual Studio
3 10 (3.03%) Jenkins
4 9 (2.73%) SpecFlow
5 8 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (2.12%) Mocha
7 6 (1.82%) MSI
8 4 (1.21%) Git (software)
9 3 (0.91%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.91%) LoadRunner
9 3 (0.91%) Moq
9 3 (0.91%) ReSharper
10 2 (0.61%) HP UFT
10 2 (0.61%) Mercurial
10 2 (0.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.61%) Toad
10 2 (0.61%) Travis CI
11 1 (0.30%) Subversion
11 1 (0.30%) TeamCity
General
1 53 (16.06%) Finance
2 22 (6.67%) Retail
3 14 (4.24%) Banking
4 12 (3.64%) Telecoms
5 11 (3.33%) Law
6 9 (2.73%) Advertising
6 9 (2.73%) Billing
7 8 (2.42%) Legal
8 6 (1.82%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.82%) Marketing
9 3 (0.91%) French Language
9 3 (0.91%) Italian Language
9 3 (0.91%) Publishing
10 2 (0.61%) Local Government
10 2 (0.61%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.61%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.30%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.30%) Games
11 1 (0.30%) German Language
11 1 (0.30%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 76 (23.03%) Analyst
2 51 (15.45%) Developer
3 47 (14.24%) Architect
4 29 (8.79%) Consultant
5 22 (6.67%) .NET Developer
6 21 (6.36%) Service Analyst
6 21 (6.36%) Service Desk Analyst
7 19 (5.76%) Project Manager
8 16 (4.85%) Solutions Architect
8 16 (4.85%) Support Analyst
9 14 (4.24%) 1st Line Support
10 12 (3.64%) C# .NET Developer
10 12 (3.64%) C# Developer
11 11 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support
12 10 (3.03%) Desktop Support
12 10 (3.03%) PMO Consultant
12 10 (3.03%) Test Analyst
13 9 (2.73%) Infrastructure Architect
13 9 (2.73%) Support Engineer
14 8 (2.42%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (16.06%) .NET
2 22 (6.67%) ASP.NET
3 20 (6.06%) CSS
3 20 (6.06%) HTML
4 15 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
4 15 (4.55%) Web Services
5 13 (3.94%) jQuery
6 12 (3.64%) AngularJS
6 12 (3.64%) HTML5
7 11 (3.33%) .NET Framework
7 11 (3.33%) CSS3
8 9 (2.73%) Middleware
9 8 (2.42%) RESTful
10 7 (2.12%) Express
10 7 (2.12%) RabbitMQ
10 7 (2.12%) XML
11 6 (1.82%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 4 (1.21%) Ajax
12 4 (1.21%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 4 (1.21%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.48%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.85%) Data Centre
3 10 (3.03%) Blackberry
4 7 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (1.82%) NHS
5 6 (1.82%) Social Media
6 5 (1.52%) Digital Media
7 4 (1.21%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.21%) Life Science
7 4 (1.21%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.91%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.91%) Credit Risk
8 3 (0.91%) Data Extraction
8 3 (0.91%) Statistics
9 2 (0.61%) Animation
9 2 (0.61%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.61%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.61%) Psychology
9 2 (0.61%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.61%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 107 (32.42%) Windows
2 33 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 30 (9.09%) Windows Server
4 25 (7.58%) Windows XP
5 18 (5.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (3.94%) Linux
8 12 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (2.73%) Windows 8
10 7 (2.12%) Windows 10
11 6 (1.82%) Apple iOS
12 5 (1.52%) Solaris
12 5 (1.52%) Unix
13 3 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.61%) AIX
14 2 (0.61%) Android
14 2 (0.61%) NetWare
15 1 (0.30%) CentOS
15 1 (0.30%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (13.94%) Project Management
3 36 (10.91%) PRINCE2
4 34 (10.30%) ITIL
5 31 (9.39%) CRM
6 30 (9.09%) ERP
7 29 (8.79%) MVC
8 26 (7.88%) Migration
9 25 (7.58%) Stakeholder Management
10 24 (7.27%) Business Intelligence
11 21 (6.36%) Scrum
12 16 (4.85%) SDLC
13 15 (4.55%) BDD
13 15 (4.55%) TOGAF
13 15 (4.55%) Web Development
14 14 (4.24%) Risk Management
15 13 (3.94%) Business Analysis
15 13 (3.94%) TDD
15 13 (3.94%) Unit Testing
16 12 (3.64%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (14.24%) SQL
2 36 (10.91%) C#
3 24 (7.27%) JavaScript
4 12 (3.64%) T-SQL
5 9 (2.73%) Java
5 9 (2.73%) PowerShell
6 8 (2.42%) C
6 8 (2.42%) PHP
7 5 (1.52%) VBA
8 3 (0.91%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.61%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.61%) VB
10 1 (0.30%) C++
10 1 (0.30%) Ruby
10 1 (0.30%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.30%) X++
10 1 (0.30%) XPath
Qualifications
1 21 (6.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (3.94%) Degree
3 12 (3.64%) MCP
4 7 (2.12%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (2.12%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (2.12%) MCSE
5 6 (1.82%) MCSA
5 6 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (1.52%) CCNA
7 4 (1.21%) CISSP
7 4 (1.21%) ISTQB
7 4 (1.21%) MCDST
7 4 (1.21%) Security Cleared
7 4 (1.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (0.91%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.61%) ISEB
9 2 (0.61%) MOS
9 2 (0.61%) OCP
9 2 (0.61%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.61%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.64%) QA
1 12 (3.64%) SLA
2 9 (2.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (2.42%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.82%) WCAG
5 3 (0.91%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.91%) P3O
6 1 (0.30%) FATCA
6 1 (0.30%) PMBOK
System Software
1 69 (20.91%) Active Directory
2 22 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.12%) Docker
4 6 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (1.21%) vSphere
6 3 (0.91%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.91%) NFS
6 3 (0.91%) UAG
6 3 (0.91%) Xen
7 2 (0.61%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.61%) XenApp
8 1 (0.30%) Firmware
8 1 (0.30%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.30%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (4.55%) SCCM
2 5 (1.52%) SCOM
3 4 (1.21%) WSUS
4 2 (0.61%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.61%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.61%) Puppet
4 2 (0.61%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.30%) Dollar Universe
5 1 (0.30%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 38 (11.52%) VMware
2 28 (8.48%) Oracle
3 20 (6.06%) Citrix
4 19 (5.76%) Cisco
5 18 (5.45%) SAP
6 9 (2.73%) Dell
6 9 (2.73%) HP
7 8 (2.42%) EPiServer
8 7 (2.12%) LANDesk
9 6 (1.82%) Capita
9 6 (1.82%) EMC
9 6 (1.82%) NetApp
9 6 (1.82%) PeopleSoft
9 6 (1.82%) Remedy
9 6 (1.82%) Sitecore
10 5 (1.52%) Apple
10 5 (1.52%) IBM
10 5 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (1.52%) Symantec
11 4 (1.21%) Red Hat
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