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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 11 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 187 207 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.27% 11.03% 13.96%
As % of the Vendors category 23.91% 26.88% 30.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 115 120
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £204 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 21 25
Median hourly rate £16.38 £13.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.29% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £10.00 £9.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.73 £19.50 £18.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.17% -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
782 770 623
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 42.97% 41.02% 45.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 455 404 366
Median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £487
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 37 38
Median hourly rate £20.73 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.55% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £11.50 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £21.50 £24.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.00

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 29 September 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
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 29 September 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
Bolton +3 6 £350 +22.80% 5
Salford -7 6 £356 +29.54% 2
Stockport -11 3 £375 - 16
Bury - 1 £410 -
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

1 113 (31.92%) MS Excel
2 109 (30.79%) Windows
3 104 (29.38%) Active Directory
4 80 (22.60%) SQL Server
5 68 (19.21%) SQL
6 67 (18.93%) .NET
7 54 (15.25%) VMware
8 53 (14.97%) Windows Server
9 52 (14.69%) C#
9 52 (14.69%) Agile Software Development
10 49 (13.84%) MS Office
11 44 (12.43%) Finance
12 39 (11.02%) Microsoft Azure
13 37 (10.45%) Firewall
14 36 (10.17%) MS Exchange
14 36 (10.17%) SCCM
15 35 (9.89%) SharePoint
16 34 (9.60%) Business Intelligence
17 33 (9.32%) CRM
17 33 (9.32%) ERP
17 33 (9.32%) MVC
17 33 (9.32%) Project Management
18 32 (9.04%) ITIL
19 31 (8.76%) JavaScript
19 31 (8.76%) Stakeholder Management
20 30 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
21 29 (8.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 29 (8.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 28 (7.91%) Oracle
22 28 (7.91%) Cisco

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 36 (10.17%) MS Exchange
2 35 (9.89%) SharePoint
3 21 (5.93%) BizTalk Server
4 14 (3.95%) Skype for Business
5 11 (3.11%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (1.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 7 (1.98%) SAS
8 6 (1.69%) CMS
9 5 (1.41%) IBM Notes
9 5 (1.41%) IIS
9 5 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.85%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.56%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.28%) Apache
13 1 (0.28%) Jetty
13 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 113 (31.92%) MS Excel
2 49 (13.84%) MS Office
3 15 (4.24%) MS Project
4 7 (1.98%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.85%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.56%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.56%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 25 (7.06%) Dynamics AX
2 21 (5.93%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (1.69%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.28%) Dynamics SL
4 1 (0.28%) Magento
4 1 (0.28%) nopCommerce
4 1 (0.28%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 39 (11.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (4.24%) Office 365
3 12 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (3.39%) PaaS
4 11 (3.11%) IaaS
5 9 (2.54%) SaaS
6 8 (2.26%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (1.13%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.85%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.56%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (0.56%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.28%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 37 (10.45%) Firewall
2 20 (5.65%) DNS
3 19 (5.37%) SAN
4 18 (5.08%) LAN
5 17 (4.80%) WAN
6 15 (4.24%) DHCP
7 12 (3.39%) VoIP
8 10 (2.82%) TCP/IP
8 10 (2.82%) VLAN
8 10 (2.82%) VPN
9 9 (2.54%) Network Security
9 9 (2.54%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (2.26%) Unified Communications
11 6 (1.69%) IP Telephony
11 6 (1.69%) Skype
12 5 (1.41%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (1.41%) Intrusion Detection
12 5 (1.41%) SSL
13 4 (1.13%) NAS
13 4 (1.13%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (22.60%) SQL Server
2 29 (8.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 29 (8.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 20 (5.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 17 (4.80%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (3.67%) Data Mining
6 11 (3.11%) MongoDB
7 9 (2.54%) MySQL
7 9 (2.54%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (1.69%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.41%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.41%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 4 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (1.13%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (0.85%) BigQuery
11 3 (0.85%) QlikView
11 3 (0.85%) SAS Visual Analytics
11 3 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 17 (4.80%) Visual Studio
2 13 (3.67%) Selenium
3 12 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (3.11%) JIRA
5 9 (2.54%) Jenkins
6 7 (1.98%) Git (software)
6 7 (1.98%) Mocha
7 3 (0.85%) Moq
7 3 (0.85%) NUnit
7 3 (0.85%) SpecFlow
7 3 (0.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.56%) HP UFT
8 2 (0.56%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.56%) Mercurial
8 2 (0.56%) MorphX
8 2 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.28%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (0.28%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.28%) WebDriver
General
1 44 (12.43%) Finance
2 21 (5.93%) Advertising
3 19 (5.37%) Retail
4 12 (3.39%) Banking
5 9 (2.54%) Marketing
6 8 (2.26%) Legal
7 5 (1.41%) Billing
8 4 (1.13%) Law
8 4 (1.13%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.13%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.85%) Back Office
10 2 (0.56%) French Language
10 2 (0.56%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.28%) Games
11 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.28%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.28%) Publishing
11 1 (0.28%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 76 (21.47%) Developer
2 69 (19.49%) Analyst
3 49 (13.84%) Architect
4 26 (7.34%) Solutions Architect
5 20 (5.65%) .NET Developer
6 19 (5.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 15 (4.24%) Project Manager
8 14 (3.95%) Consultant
9 13 (3.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 12 (3.39%) Microsoft Developer
10 12 (3.39%) Support Analyst
11 11 (3.11%) Administrator
11 11 (3.11%) Azure Architect
12 10 (2.82%) Senior Analyst
12 10 (2.82%) Service Analyst
12 10 (2.82%) Support Engineer
12 10 (2.82%) Technical Analyst
12 10 (2.82%) Technical Architect
13 9 (2.54%) 2nd Line Support
13 9 (2.54%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (18.93%) .NET
2 25 (7.06%) ASP.NET
3 21 (5.93%) HTML
4 20 (5.65%) CSS
5 18 (5.08%) jQuery
6 15 (4.24%) ASP.NET MVC
7 13 (3.67%) XML
8 12 (3.39%) WCF
8 12 (3.39%) Web Services
9 11 (3.11%) AngularJS
10 10 (2.82%) Middleware
10 10 (2.82%) RabbitMQ
11 9 (2.54%) WPF
12 8 (2.26%) HTML5
12 8 (2.26%) RESTful
13 7 (1.98%) Ajax
13 7 (1.98%) Express
13 7 (1.98%) Node.js
14 6 (1.69%) ASP.NET Web API
14 6 (1.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 30 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (7.34%) Data Centre
3 16 (4.52%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (2.82%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.26%) Blackberry
6 7 (1.98%) NHS
7 5 (1.41%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.41%) Driving Licence
7 5 (1.41%) Replication
8 4 (1.13%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.13%) Life Science
8 4 (1.13%) PKI
9 3 (0.85%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.85%) Mathematics
9 3 (0.85%) Physics
9 3 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.56%) BYOD
10 2 (0.56%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.56%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.56%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 109 (30.79%) Windows
2 53 (14.97%) Windows Server
3 24 (6.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (6.50%) Windows 7
5 22 (6.21%) Linux
5 22 (6.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (5.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (5.65%) Windows XP
7 16 (4.52%) Unix
8 11 (3.11%) Windows 10
9 9 (2.54%) Solaris
9 9 (2.54%) Windows 8
10 8 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (1.98%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.56%) AIX
12 2 (0.56%) Android
12 2 (0.56%) CentOS
12 2 (0.56%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.28%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (14.69%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (9.60%) Business Intelligence
3 33 (9.32%) CRM
3 33 (9.32%) ERP
3 33 (9.32%) MVC
3 33 (9.32%) Project Management
4 32 (9.04%) ITIL
5 31 (8.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 25 (7.06%) Migration
6 25 (7.06%) SOA
7 22 (6.21%) PRINCE2
8 21 (5.93%) Scrum
9 17 (4.80%) TOGAF
10 16 (4.52%) TDD
11 13 (3.67%) Business Analysis
11 13 (3.67%) Data Modelling
11 13 (3.67%) E-Commerce
12 12 (3.39%) SDLC
13 11 (3.11%) BDD
13 11 (3.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 68 (19.21%) SQL
2 52 (14.69%) C#
3 31 (8.76%) JavaScript
4 23 (6.50%) PowerShell
5 15 (4.24%) T-SQL
6 10 (2.82%) C
6 10 (2.82%) VBA
7 9 (2.54%) Java
8 8 (2.26%) X++
9 7 (1.98%) PHP
10 6 (1.69%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.85%) Python
12 2 (0.56%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.56%) VBScript
13 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.28%) C++
13 1 (0.28%) JCL
13 1 (0.28%) VB
13 1 (0.28%) XAML
Qualifications
1 28 (7.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (4.52%) MCP
3 13 (3.67%) Degree
4 10 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (2.26%) Security Cleared
6 7 (1.98%) MCSE
7 6 (1.69%) CISSP
7 6 (1.69%) MCSA
8 5 (1.41%) CCNA
8 5 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.41%) MCDST
8 5 (1.41%) SC Cleared
9 4 (1.13%) DBS Check
9 4 (1.13%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.85%) CISA
10 3 (0.85%) ISEB
10 3 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.85%) SANS
11 2 (0.56%) OCP
11 2 (0.56%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.37%) QA
2 13 (3.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (2.26%) SLA
4 4 (1.13%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.85%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.85%) P3O
6 1 (0.28%) FATCA
System Software
1 104 (29.38%) Active Directory
2 27 (7.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (3.39%) VMware ESX
4 7 (1.98%) Docker
5 6 (1.69%) XenApp
6 5 (1.41%) vSphere
7 4 (1.13%) Hyper-V
7 4 (1.13%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.85%) Xen
8 3 (0.85%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.56%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.56%) NFS
9 2 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.28%) Firmware
10 1 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.28%) NDS
10 1 (0.28%) Time Sharing Option
10 1 (0.28%) UAG
10 1 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 36 (10.17%) SCCM
2 15 (4.24%) SCOM
3 11 (3.11%) WSUS
4 10 (2.82%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.56%) Cacti
5 2 (0.56%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (0.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.56%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.56%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.28%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.28%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.28%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.28%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.28%) Puppet
6 1 (0.28%) QRadar
6 1 (0.28%) SCSM
6 1 (0.28%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.28%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 54 (15.25%) VMware
2 28 (7.91%) Cisco
2 28 (7.91%) Oracle
3 26 (7.34%) Citrix
4 13 (3.67%) HP
5 12 (3.39%) EMC
6 10 (2.82%) CheckPoint
6 10 (2.82%) Clearswift
6 10 (2.82%) Intel Security
7 8 (2.26%) IBM
7 8 (2.26%) Red Hat
8 6 (1.69%) Dell
8 6 (1.69%) SAP
9 5 (1.41%) ForgeRock
9 5 (1.41%) Lotus
9 5 (1.41%) NetApp
9 5 (1.41%) Sitecore
10 4 (1.13%) Altiris
10 4 (1.13%) Google
11 3 (0.85%) Axway
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