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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 216 157 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 14.10% 12.72% 14.24%
As % of the Vendors category 30.34% 30.54% 31.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 87 69
Average daily rate
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£313 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.34% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £193 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £425 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 15 24
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.25 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -8.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.40 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.25 £18.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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
712 514 455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 46.48% 41.65% 45.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 386 273 212
Average daily rate £325 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 30 35
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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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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
Stockport +4 7 £378 -8.48% 14
Salford +3 4 £200 -38.46% 3
Bolton -2 4 £331 -18.20% 4
Cheadle +1 3 £510 - 6
Wigan -1 1 - - 5
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

1 170 (41.46%) Windows
2 127 (30.98%) MS Excel
3 98 (23.90%) MS Office
4 84 (20.49%) Active Directory
5 79 (19.27%) ITIL
6 77 (18.78%) Citrix
6 77 (18.78%) VMware
7 76 (18.54%) Migration
7 76 (18.54%) Windows 7
8 69 (16.83%) SQL Server
9 66 (16.10%) Finance
10 63 (15.37%) SQL
11 55 (13.41%) VMware Infrastructure
12 53 (12.93%) Oracle
13 48 (11.71%) .NET
14 47 (11.46%) SCCM
15 46 (11.22%) Microsoft Certification
16 42 (10.24%) Hyper-V
17 39 (9.51%) Project Management
18 38 (9.27%) MS Exchange
18 38 (9.27%) PRINCE2
18 38 (9.27%) Oracle Database
19 35 (8.54%) C#
19 35 (8.54%) Cisco
20 34 (8.29%) WAN
20 34 (8.29%) Windows XP
21 33 (8.05%) Agile Software Development
22 30 (7.32%) Firewall
22 30 (7.32%) Data Centre
23 29 (7.07%) Office 365

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 38 (9.27%) MS Exchange
2 28 (6.83%) SharePoint
3 27 (6.59%) IBM Notes
4 24 (5.85%) IIS
5 16 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (2.93%) Apache
7 9 (2.20%) SAS
8 7 (1.71%) Lync
9 6 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.98%) Node.js
12 3 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.49%) TPMS
13 2 (0.49%) LiveCycle
13 2 (0.49%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
13 2 (0.49%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.24%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 127 (30.98%) MS Excel
2 98 (23.90%) MS Office
3 18 (4.39%) MS Project
4 16 (3.90%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (1.95%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.24%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 13 (3.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (2.68%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.98%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 4 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.73%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.49%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 29 (7.07%) Office 365
2 5 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.24%) SaaS
3 1 (0.24%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.24%) IaaS
3 1 (0.24%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (0.24%) SoftLayer
3 1 (0.24%) Google Drive
3 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 34 (8.29%) WAN
2 30 (7.32%) Firewall
3 20 (4.88%) SAN
4 18 (4.39%) LAN
5 14 (3.41%) TCP/IP
5 14 (3.41%) VPN
5 14 (3.41%) Cisco ASA
6 12 (2.93%) NAS
7 11 (2.68%) Internet
7 11 (2.68%) SSL
8 7 (1.71%) Wireless
8 7 (1.71%) VPLS
8 7 (1.71%) Network Security
8 7 (1.71%) iSCSI
8 7 (1.71%) Fibre Channel
8 7 (1.71%) DMZ
8 7 (1.71%) MPLS
8 7 (1.71%) OSPF
8 7 (1.71%) BGP
8 7 (1.71%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (16.83%) SQL Server
2 38 (9.27%) Oracle Database
3 24 (5.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 23 (5.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (3.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 15 (3.66%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (2.20%) RavenDB
8 8 (1.95%) Base SAS
8 8 (1.95%) OLAP
9 7 (1.71%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 6 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (1.46%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (1.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 5 (1.22%) Oracle Database 10g
12 4 (0.98%) MS Access
12 4 (0.98%) Cognos Framework Manager
13 3 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
14 2 (0.49%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 22 (5.37%) Visual Studio
2 12 (2.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (2.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 9 (2.20%) Git (software)
5 8 (1.95%) ReSharper
6 4 (0.98%) JMeter
6 4 (0.98%) Toad
7 3 (0.73%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.49%) Selenium
8 2 (0.49%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.49%) Moq
8 2 (0.49%) MorphX
8 2 (0.49%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.24%) JIRA
9 1 (0.24%) TestDirector
9 1 (0.24%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.24%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.24%) MSI
9 1 (0.24%) Hudson
9 1 (0.24%) SoapUI
General
1 66 (16.10%) Finance
2 17 (4.15%) Legal
3 16 (3.90%) Telecoms
4 14 (3.41%) Local Government
5 12 (2.93%) Banking
5 12 (2.93%) Retail
5 12 (2.93%) Manufacturing
6 10 (2.44%) Law
7 9 (2.20%) Financial Institution
8 7 (1.71%) Marketing
9 3 (0.73%) General Ledger
9 3 (0.73%) Advertising
10 2 (0.49%) Front Office
10 2 (0.49%) Back Office
10 2 (0.49%) Billing
11 1 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.24%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.24%) Electronics
11 1 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 96 (23.41%) Analyst
2 70 (17.07%) Developer
3 37 (9.02%) Architect
4 32 (7.80%) Support Analyst
5 25 (6.10%) Support Engineer
6 23 (5.61%) 2nd Line Support
7 22 (5.37%) .NET Developer
7 22 (5.37%) Service Analyst
7 22 (5.37%) Solutions Architect
8 17 (4.15%) Consultant
8 17 (4.15%) Project Manager
9 14 (3.41%) Service Desk Analyst
10 13 (3.17%) Desktop Support
10 13 (3.17%) Administrator
11 12 (2.93%) Project Coordinator
11 12 (2.93%) 1st Line Support
11 12 (2.93%) Coordinator
11 12 (2.93%) SQL Developer
12 11 (2.68%) Business Analyst
12 11 (2.68%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (11.71%) .NET
2 20 (4.88%) HTML
3 18 (4.39%) CSS
4 17 (4.15%) ASP.NET
4 17 (4.15%) jQuery
5 11 (2.68%) ASP.NET MVC
5 11 (2.68%) LINQ
5 11 (2.68%) Entity Framework
6 10 (2.44%) .NET Framework
7 8 (1.95%) Web Services
7 8 (1.95%) Backbone.js
7 8 (1.95%) RabbitMQ
8 7 (1.71%) XML
9 6 (1.46%) WCF
10 5 (1.22%) Ajax
11 4 (0.98%) HTML5
11 4 (0.98%) CSS3
11 4 (0.98%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 4 (0.98%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 3 (0.73%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.32%) Data Centre
2 22 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (3.41%) Thin Client
3 14 (3.41%) Fat Client
4 12 (2.93%) Blackberry
5 11 (2.68%) Life Science
6 10 (2.44%) Clustering
7 9 (2.20%) Mainframe
8 8 (1.95%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.95%) Replication
9 7 (1.71%) Celerra
9 7 (1.71%) IBM Mainframe
9 7 (1.71%) EMC VNX
10 6 (1.46%) Data Structures
10 6 (1.46%) Data Extraction
11 5 (1.22%) Computer Science
12 4 (0.98%) NHS
12 4 (0.98%) Handset
12 4 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 170 (41.46%) Windows
2 76 (18.54%) Windows 7
3 34 (8.29%) Windows XP
4 25 (6.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 24 (5.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (4.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (3.90%) UNIX
8 12 (2.93%) Linux
9 9 (2.20%) Apple iOS
10 8 (1.95%) Solaris
11 5 (1.22%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.98%) Windows Mobile
13 3 (0.73%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.49%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.49%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.49%) Android
15 1 (0.24%) AIX
15 1 (0.24%) BlackBerry OS
15 1 (0.24%) CentOS
15 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (19.27%) ITIL
2 76 (18.54%) Migration
3 39 (9.51%) Project Management
4 38 (9.27%) PRINCE2
5 33 (8.05%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (5.85%) Incident Management
7 22 (5.37%) User Acceptance Testing
7 22 (5.37%) MVC
8 17 (4.15%) Service Management
8 17 (4.15%) Capacity Planning
9 16 (3.90%) CRM
9 16 (3.90%) Business Intelligence
10 15 (3.66%) Change Management
10 15 (3.66%) Scrum
11 14 (3.41%) Information Security
11 14 (3.41%) Configuration Management
12 13 (3.17%) OOP
12 13 (3.17%) Programme Management
12 13 (3.17%) Data Analysis
12 13 (3.17%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (15.37%) SQL
2 35 (8.54%) C#
3 28 (6.83%) JavaScript
4 14 (3.41%) PowerShell
5 10 (2.44%) VBA
5 10 (2.44%) T-SQL
6 7 (1.71%) REXX
6 7 (1.71%) PL/SQL
7 6 (1.46%) X++
8 5 (1.22%) VBScript
9 4 (0.98%) Java
10 3 (0.73%) VB
10 3 (0.73%) PHP
11 2 (0.49%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.49%) C
11 2 (0.49%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.24%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.24%) C++
12 1 (0.24%) COBOL
12 1 (0.24%) JCL
Qualifications
1 46 (11.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (5.85%) Security Cleared
3 20 (4.88%) MCITP
4 19 (4.63%) Degree
4 19 (4.63%) MCSA
5 14 (3.41%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (2.93%) MCSE
6 12 (2.93%) CCNA
7 11 (2.68%) MCP
8 9 (2.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (2.20%) MCDST
8 9 (2.20%) SC Cleared
9 8 (1.95%) MOS
9 8 (1.95%) A+ Certification
9 8 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (1.71%) Citrix Certification
11 6 (1.46%) ISEB
11 6 (1.46%) CCA
11 6 (1.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (0.98%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.63%) QA
2 11 (2.68%) SLA
2 11 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.95%) P3O
4 3 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.24%) GAAP
5 1 (0.24%) GMP
5 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
System Software
1 84 (20.49%) Active Directory
2 55 (13.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (10.24%) Hyper-V
4 19 (4.63%) Microsoft App-V
5 17 (4.15%) Xen
6 12 (2.93%) XenApp
7 11 (2.68%) BitLocker
8 9 (2.20%) Terminal Services
9 7 (1.71%) XenDesktop
9 7 (1.71%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 7 (1.71%) VMware ESX
9 7 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.98%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.24%) XenServer
11 1 (0.24%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 47 (11.46%) SCCM
2 9 (2.20%) SCOM
3 7 (1.71%) Backup Exec
4 4 (0.98%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (0.98%) MIMEsweeper
4 4 (0.98%) HP Data Protector
4 4 (0.98%) AirWatch
5 3 (0.73%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.49%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.49%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.49%) MOM
6 2 (0.49%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.49%) Puppet
6 2 (0.49%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.24%) Hyperic
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle EDQ
7 1 (0.24%) Ansible
7 1 (0.24%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 77 (18.78%) Citrix
1 77 (18.78%) VMware
2 53 (12.93%) Oracle
3 35 (8.54%) Cisco
4 27 (6.59%) Lotus
5 26 (6.34%) SAP
6 23 (5.61%) EMC
7 20 (4.88%) CheckPoint
8 18 (4.39%) IBM
9 14 (3.41%) NetApp
9 14 (3.41%) Wyse
10 13 (3.17%) Symantec
11 12 (2.93%) AppSense
12 11 (2.68%) HP
13 9 (2.20%) McAfee
13 9 (2.20%) Sophos
13 9 (2.20%) SolarWinds
14 8 (1.95%) Veeam
15 7 (1.71%) Clearswift
15 7 (1.71%) Apple
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Rate: £330.00 - £335.00 per day
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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Reed Technology
Rate: £320 - £380 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Venn Group
Rate: £175 - £225 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £200.00 per annum
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Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
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Complete Tech Limited
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
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Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £375.00 - £400.00 per day
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Wigan
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
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Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Greater Manchester
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Rate: 250-320 Per Day
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Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £351 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
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Manchester
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Rate: £425 - £525 per day
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Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Rate: £425 - £525 per day
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