The first table below looks at the demand 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 14 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Manchester region.

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
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 4 8
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 155 156 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.65% 14.87% 11.53%
As % of the Vendors category 30.57% 32.03% 24.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 80 62
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £178 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 23 32
Average hourly rate £14.38 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.67% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £9.20 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 £27.00 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- -3.33%
Vendors Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
507 487 643
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 41.39% 46.43% 47.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 228 254
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £196 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 33 50
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +4.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.60 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.49 £34.00 £32.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.07 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.15% -5.00%
Microsoft
North West

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 14 July 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 14 July 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 14 July 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
Stockport +3 6 £369 - 5
Salford +3 2 £325 -10.95%
Bolton -4 2 £405 +24.04% 5
Oldham +1 1 £350 +133.33% 1
Wigan 0 1 £400 +23.07% 1
Bury -3 1 £205 +36.66%
Cheadle - 1 - -
Rochdale - - - - 6
Altrincham - - - - 1
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 14 July 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.

1 138 (38.12%) Windows
2 122 (33.70%) MS Excel
3 84 (23.20%) Finance
4 73 (20.17%) MS Office
5 67 (18.51%) Active Directory
6 60 (16.57%) SQL
7 57 (15.75%) SQL Server
8 55 (15.19%) .NET
9 46 (12.71%) Windows 7
10 44 (12.15%) ITIL
10 44 (12.15%) Project Management
11 41 (11.33%) Migration
12 40 (11.05%) C#
13 39 (10.77%) Windows Server 2008
14 38 (10.50%) Microsoft Certification
15 37 (10.22%) CRM
16 35 (9.67%) MS Exchange
16 35 (9.67%) Oracle
16 35 (9.67%) Citrix
16 35 (9.67%) Degree
17 34 (9.39%) Dynamics CRM
17 34 (9.39%) Windows XP
18 30 (8.29%) Cisco
19 29 (8.01%) SharePoint
20 28 (7.73%) Business Analysis
21 27 (7.46%) SQL Server 2008
22 26 (7.18%) SCCM
22 26 (7.18%) Visual Studio
22 26 (7.18%) MS Project
23 25 (6.91%) MVC

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 14 July 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 35 (9.67%) MS Exchange
2 29 (8.01%) SharePoint
3 18 (4.97%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2003
5 11 (3.04%) SharePoint 2010
6 8 (2.21%) IIS
7 7 (1.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.38%) Lync
9 4 (1.10%) MS Project Server
10 3 (0.83%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.55%) SAS
12 1 (0.28%) Site Server
12 1 (0.28%) Apache
12 1 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.28%) IBM HTTP Server
12 1 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.28%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 122 (33.70%) MS Excel
2 73 (20.17%) MS Office
3 26 (7.18%) MS Project
4 16 (4.42%) MS Visio
5 11 (3.04%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.55%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.28%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 34 (9.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (4.14%) Dynamics AX
2 15 (4.14%) Oracle Applications
2 15 (4.14%) Oracle EBS R12
3 9 (2.49%) Oracle Payables
3 9 (2.49%) Oracle 11i
3 9 (2.49%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (1.93%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 6 (1.66%) Oracle Receivables
5 6 (1.66%) Oracle Assets
5 6 (1.66%) Oracle General Ledger
6 5 (1.38%) Oracle SCM
7 2 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.55%) Oracle iProcurement
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.28%) Magento
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle HRMS
8 1 (0.28%) Agresso
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle Payroll
8 1 (0.28%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.10%) Office 365
2 2 (0.55%) Pure360
2 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (6.63%) Firewall
2 21 (5.80%) SAN
3 17 (4.70%) Wireless
4 15 (4.14%) DHCP
5 14 (3.87%) DNS
6 11 (3.04%) LAN
7 10 (2.76%) TCP/IP
8 9 (2.49%) VPN
8 9 (2.49%) WAN
9 7 (1.93%) IPsec
10 6 (1.66%) Network Security
11 4 (1.10%) Intranet
12 3 (0.83%) Internet
12 3 (0.83%) SNMP
12 3 (0.83%) Ethernet
12 3 (0.83%) MPLS
12 3 (0.83%) OSPF
12 3 (0.83%) BGP
12 3 (0.83%) HSRP
12 3 (0.83%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (15.75%) SQL Server
2 27 (7.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (4.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (3.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (3.31%) Oracle Database
6 11 (3.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 11 (3.04%) SQL Server 2005
7 10 (2.76%) RavenDB
8 8 (2.21%) MS Access
9 7 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.38%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.83%) QlikView
13 2 (0.55%) Big Data
13 2 (0.55%) EDMS
14 1 (0.28%) MSDE
14 1 (0.28%) OLAP
14 1 (0.28%) DTS
14 1 (0.28%) Data Mining
14 1 (0.28%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 26 (7.18%) Visual Studio
2 11 (3.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (2.76%) Toad
4 9 (2.49%) ReSharper
4 9 (2.49%) Git (software)
5 7 (1.93%) MSTest
6 5 (1.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (0.83%) Selenium
7 3 (0.83%) Subversion
8 2 (0.55%) Dreamweaver
8 2 (0.55%) ProC
8 2 (0.55%) MSI
8 2 (0.55%) InstallShield
8 2 (0.55%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.55%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.28%) PhantomJS
9 1 (0.28%) Yeoman
9 1 (0.28%) Bower
9 1 (0.28%) Axure RP
9 1 (0.28%) AdminStudio
General
1 84 (23.20%) Finance
2 17 (4.70%) Advertising
3 15 (4.14%) Telecoms
4 11 (3.04%) Retail
5 10 (2.76%) Legal
6 8 (2.21%) Banking
7 6 (1.66%) General Ledger
7 6 (1.66%) Marketing
8 5 (1.38%) Billing
9 4 (1.10%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.55%) Back Office
11 1 (0.28%) Automotive
11 1 (0.28%) Law
11 1 (0.28%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 94 (25.97%) Analyst
2 71 (19.61%) Developer
3 38 (10.50%) Business Analyst
4 31 (8.56%) Consultant
5 29 (8.01%) .NET Developer
6 23 (6.35%) Service Desk Analyst
7 19 (5.25%) Service Analyst
8 18 (4.97%) 2nd Line Support
9 16 (4.42%) Support Analyst
9 16 (4.42%) Project Manager
10 15 (4.14%) Programme Manager
10 15 (4.14%) Architect
11 13 (3.59%) 1st Line Support
12 11 (3.04%) Administrator
12 11 (3.04%) C# Developer
12 11 (3.04%) C# .NET Developer
13 10 (2.76%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
13 10 (2.76%) Desktop Support
14 9 (2.49%) Support Consultant
14 9 (2.49%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (15.19%) .NET
2 21 (5.80%) HTML
3 19 (5.25%) CSS
4 18 (4.97%) Web Services
4 18 (4.97%) .NET Framework
4 18 (4.97%) LINQ
4 18 (4.97%) jQuery
5 17 (4.70%) ASP.NET
6 11 (3.04%) XML
6 11 (3.04%) WCF
6 11 (3.04%) WPF
6 11 (3.04%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 10 (2.76%) Backbone.js
8 9 (2.49%) RabbitMQ
9 7 (1.93%) Application Packaging
9 7 (1.93%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (1.93%) WinForms
10 5 (1.38%) JSON
10 5 (1.38%) SOAP
10 5 (1.38%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 14 (3.87%) Management Information System
2 13 (3.59%) NHS
3 11 (3.04%) Clustering
4 10 (2.76%) Data Extraction
5 5 (1.38%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.10%) Smartphone
6 4 (1.10%) iPad
6 4 (1.10%) N-Tier
7 3 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (0.83%) Open Source
7 3 (0.83%) Inversion of Control
7 3 (0.83%) Replication
8 2 (0.55%) Animation
8 2 (0.55%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.55%) RIA
8 2 (0.55%) TRADACOMS
9 1 (0.28%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.28%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.28%) Social Media
9 1 (0.28%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 138 (38.12%) Windows
2 46 (12.71%) Windows 7
3 39 (10.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (9.39%) Windows XP
5 22 (6.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (3.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (1.93%) Windows 8
8 4 (1.10%) Windows Vista
8 4 (1.10%) Android
9 2 (0.55%) UNIX
9 2 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.28%) AIX
10 1 (0.28%) Solaris
10 1 (0.28%) Linux
10 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.28%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.28%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (12.15%) ITIL
1 44 (12.15%) Project Management
2 41 (11.33%) Migration
3 37 (10.22%) CRM
4 28 (7.73%) Business Analysis
5 25 (6.91%) MVC
6 23 (6.35%) PRINCE2
7 18 (4.97%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (4.70%) Stakeholder Management
8 17 (4.70%) Scrum
9 16 (4.42%) Data Migration
10 15 (4.14%) ERP
11 11 (3.04%) Incident Management
11 11 (3.04%) Unit Testing
11 11 (3.04%) Data Cleansing
12 10 (2.76%) Test Scripting
12 10 (2.76%) Asset Management
12 10 (2.76%) OO
12 10 (2.76%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (2.49%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 60 (16.57%) SQL
2 40 (11.05%) C#
3 23 (6.35%) PL/SQL
4 22 (6.08%) JavaScript
5 10 (2.76%) T-SQL
5 10 (2.76%) VBA
6 4 (1.10%) PowerShell
6 4 (1.10%) VB
7 3 (0.83%) X++
8 2 (0.55%) Java
9 1 (0.28%) PHP
9 1 (0.28%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.28%) VBScript
9 1 (0.28%) XPath
9 1 (0.28%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 38 (10.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (9.67%) Degree
3 24 (6.63%) MCSE
4 17 (4.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 16 (4.42%) Security Cleared
6 14 (3.87%) MCITP
7 13 (3.59%) MCP
8 12 (3.31%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (3.31%) CCNA
9 9 (2.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (2.49%) MCTS
9 9 (2.49%) SC Cleared
9 9 (2.49%) VCP5
10 7 (1.93%) MCSA
11 6 (1.66%) CCNP
12 5 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (1.10%) IBM Certification
13 4 (1.10%) Citrix Certification
14 3 (0.83%) CISSP
14 3 (0.83%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.04%) SLA
2 6 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.38%) QA
4 4 (1.10%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.55%) Basel III
6 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 67 (18.51%) Active Directory
2 23 (6.35%) Hyper-V
3 17 (4.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (3.31%) VMware ESX
5 6 (1.66%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (1.66%) XenApp
6 5 (1.38%) Forefront TMG
7 4 (1.10%) Terminal Server
8 3 (0.83%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.55%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.28%) NDS
10 1 (0.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (7.18%) SCCM
2 20 (5.52%) Backup Exec
3 13 (3.59%) SCOM
4 8 (2.21%) SCSM
5 5 (1.38%) WSUS
6 3 (0.83%) MAILsweeper
7 2 (0.55%) ARCserve
7 2 (0.55%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.55%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 2 (0.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.28%) Puppet
8 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.28%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.28%) WMI
8 1 (0.28%) MOM
8 1 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.28%) MIMEsweeper
8 1 (0.28%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 35 (9.67%) Oracle
1 35 (9.67%) Citrix
2 30 (8.29%) Cisco
3 24 (6.63%) VMware
4 21 (5.80%) HP
5 18 (4.97%) Symantec
6 14 (3.87%) Juniper
7 10 (2.76%) SAP
8 9 (2.49%) Avaya
9 7 (1.93%) AppSense
10 6 (1.66%) Apple
10 6 (1.66%) Sage
10 6 (1.66%) IBM
11 5 (1.38%) EMC
11 5 (1.38%) Wyse
12 4 (1.10%) 3PAR
12 4 (1.10%) Nortel
12 4 (1.10%) Dell
13 3 (0.83%) CA
13 3 (0.83%) McAfee
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