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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 9 4 8
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 167 207 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 9.35% 13.56% 12.59%
As % of the Vendors category 22.24% 29.91% 31.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 107 85
Median daily rate £375 £313 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £135 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £504 £411
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 20 16
Median hourly rate £12.25 £13.50 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.25% -8.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £10.90 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.78 £24.25 £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.44%
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
751 692 520
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 42.05% 45.32% 40.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 369 272
Median daily rate £400 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £175 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 34 32
Median hourly rate £13.55 £18.65 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.36% +3.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £11.05 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £39.50 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.22 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+15.24% +7.19%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 -15 4 £750 +106.18% 5
Bolton +1 3 £300 -9.43% 5
Bury - 3 £350 - 1
Salford -7 2 - - 1
Oldham - 2 - - 5
Rochdale - 2 - - 1
Wigan - 1 - - 4
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 105 (32.41%) Windows
2 104 (32.10%) MS Excel
3 78 (24.07%) Active Directory
4 60 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
5 59 (18.21%) .NET
6 53 (16.36%) MS Office
7 47 (14.51%) SQL Server
8 45 (13.89%) VMware
9 44 (13.58%) Finance
10 42 (12.96%) C#
11 41 (12.65%) SQL
12 40 (12.35%) Project Management
13 37 (11.42%) CRM
13 37 (11.42%) ITIL
13 37 (11.42%) Windows Server
14 31 (9.57%) SharePoint
14 31 (9.57%) MVC
15 30 (9.26%) ERP
16 29 (8.95%) JavaScript
16 29 (8.95%) VMware Infrastructure
17 28 (8.64%) PRINCE2
17 28 (8.64%) Stakeholder Management
18 27 (8.33%) MS Exchange
18 27 (8.33%) Oracle
18 27 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
19 26 (8.02%) Dynamics AX
19 26 (8.02%) Windows 7
19 26 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
20 25 (7.72%) Dynamics CRM
21 24 (7.41%) Business Intelligence

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 31 (9.57%) SharePoint
2 27 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 13 (4.01%) CMS
4 11 (3.40%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (2.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 9 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (2.16%) SharePoint 2010
6 7 (2.16%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (2.16%) Skype for Business
7 6 (1.85%) IIS
8 5 (1.54%) Confluence
8 5 (1.54%) Oracle UPK
9 4 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (1.23%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (1.23%) Sitecore CMS
9 4 (1.23%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.93%) nginx
11 2 (0.62%) EPiServer CMS
11 2 (0.62%) Jetty
Applications
1 104 (32.10%) MS Excel
2 53 (16.36%) MS Office
3 15 (4.63%) MS Project
4 13 (4.01%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (2.47%) MS Visio
6 5 (1.54%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (1.54%) Photoshop
7 4 (1.23%) Fireworks
8 2 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.31%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 26 (8.02%) Dynamics AX
2 25 (7.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.23%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.93%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.31%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.31%) nopCommerce
5 1 (0.31%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 1 (0.31%) Primavera
5 1 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 17 (5.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 17 (5.25%) Office 365
2 9 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.78%) IaaS
3 6 (1.85%) SaaS
4 5 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (1.54%) PaaS
5 4 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.93%) SoftLayer
7 2 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.62%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.25%) DNS
2 15 (4.63%) DHCP
3 14 (4.32%) TCP/IP
4 12 (3.70%) Firewall
5 10 (3.09%) SAN
6 8 (2.47%) LAN
6 8 (2.47%) WAN
7 6 (1.85%) Extranet
7 6 (1.85%) Network Security
7 6 (1.85%) VLAN
8 4 (1.23%) VoIP
9 3 (0.93%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (0.93%) FTP
9 3 (0.93%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (0.93%) IPsec
9 3 (0.93%) iSCSI
9 3 (0.93%) Skype
9 3 (0.93%) VPN
9 3 (0.93%) Wireless
10 2 (0.62%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (14.51%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (4.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 13 (4.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (2.78%) Data Mining
5 9 (2.78%) MongoDB
5 9 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (1.85%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.85%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.23%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (0.93%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.93%) QlikView
10 2 (0.62%) MySQL
10 2 (0.62%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (0.62%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.62%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (4.32%) Visual Studio
2 13 (4.01%) JIRA
3 11 (3.40%) Selenium
4 10 (3.09%) Jenkins
5 9 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (2.47%) SpecFlow
7 7 (2.16%) Mocha
8 6 (1.85%) Git (software)
9 3 (0.93%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.93%) LoadRunner
9 3 (0.93%) Mercurial
10 2 (0.62%) HP UFT
10 2 (0.62%) MorphX
10 2 (0.62%) Travis CI
11 1 (0.31%) Axure RP
11 1 (0.31%) Moq
11 1 (0.31%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.31%) ReSharper
11 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 1 (0.31%) TeamCity
General
1 44 (13.58%) Finance
2 21 (6.48%) Retail
3 12 (3.70%) Banking
4 11 (3.40%) Law
5 10 (3.09%) Advertising
5 10 (3.09%) Legal
5 10 (3.09%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.78%) Billing
7 7 (2.16%) Marketing
8 6 (1.85%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.93%) French Language
9 3 (0.93%) Italian Language
9 3 (0.93%) Publishing
10 2 (0.62%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.31%) Games
11 1 (0.31%) German Language
11 1 (0.31%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 73 (22.53%) Analyst
2 56 (17.28%) Developer
3 52 (16.05%) Architect
4 23 (7.10%) Consultant
5 21 (6.48%) .NET Developer
5 21 (6.48%) Solutions Architect
6 20 (6.17%) Service Analyst
6 20 (6.17%) Service Desk Analyst
7 17 (5.25%) Project Manager
8 16 (4.94%) Support Analyst
9 12 (3.70%) 1st Line Support
9 12 (3.70%) C# .NET Developer
9 12 (3.70%) C# Developer
10 11 (3.40%) 3rd Line Support
11 10 (3.09%) 2nd Line Support
11 10 (3.09%) Desktop Support
11 10 (3.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 9 (2.78%) Senior Analyst
12 9 (2.78%) Support Engineer
12 9 (2.78%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (18.21%) .NET
2 24 (7.41%) ASP.NET
3 23 (7.10%) CSS
3 23 (7.10%) HTML
4 17 (5.25%) ASP.NET MVC
5 16 (4.94%) jQuery
5 16 (4.94%) Web Services
6 12 (3.70%) AngularJS
7 11 (3.40%) HTML5
8 10 (3.09%) XML
9 9 (2.78%) CSS3
9 9 (2.78%) Middleware
9 9 (2.78%) RabbitMQ
10 8 (2.47%) Node.js
10 8 (2.47%) RESTful
10 8 (2.47%) WCF
11 7 (2.16%) .NET Framework
11 7 (2.16%) Express
12 6 (1.85%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 6 (1.85%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (5.56%) Data Centre
3 10 (3.09%) Blackberry
3 10 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (1.85%) Digital Media
5 5 (1.54%) NHS
6 4 (1.23%) Driving Licence
6 4 (1.23%) Life Science
7 3 (0.93%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.93%) Social Media
8 2 (0.62%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.62%) Data Extraction
8 2 (0.62%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.62%) e-Learning
8 2 (0.62%) Psychology
8 2 (0.62%) Replication
8 2 (0.62%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.31%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.31%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 105 (32.41%) Windows
2 37 (11.42%) Windows Server
3 26 (8.02%) Windows 7
4 23 (7.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (5.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (5.56%) Windows XP
7 17 (5.25%) Linux
8 11 (3.40%) Windows 8
9 9 (2.78%) Solaris
9 9 (2.78%) Unix
10 8 (2.47%) Windows 10
11 7 (2.16%) Apple iOS
11 7 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.93%) Android
13 2 (0.62%) AIX
14 1 (0.31%) CentOS
14 1 (0.31%) NetWare
14 1 (0.31%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (12.35%) Project Management
3 37 (11.42%) CRM
3 37 (11.42%) ITIL
4 31 (9.57%) MVC
5 30 (9.26%) ERP
6 28 (8.64%) PRINCE2
6 28 (8.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 24 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
8 22 (6.79%) Scrum
9 18 (5.56%) Migration
9 18 (5.56%) Web Development
10 17 (5.25%) SDLC
10 17 (5.25%) TOGAF
11 15 (4.63%) SOA
12 14 (4.32%) Risk Management
12 14 (4.32%) Unit Testing
13 13 (4.01%) TDD
14 12 (3.70%) BDD
14 12 (3.70%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 42 (12.96%) C#
2 41 (12.65%) SQL
3 29 (8.95%) JavaScript
4 12 (3.70%) Java
5 10 (3.09%) PHP
5 10 (3.09%) PowerShell
6 9 (2.78%) C
7 7 (2.16%) T-SQL
8 5 (1.54%) VBA
9 3 (0.93%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.93%) X++
10 2 (0.62%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.62%) C++
10 2 (0.62%) Python
10 2 (0.62%) VB
11 1 (0.31%) Ruby
11 1 (0.31%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.31%) XAML
11 1 (0.31%) XPath
Qualifications
1 27 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (4.94%) MCP
3 12 (3.70%) Degree
3 12 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (2.47%) MCSE
5 7 (2.16%) MCSA
6 6 (1.85%) CCNA
6 6 (1.85%) CISSP
6 6 (1.85%) Security Cleared
7 4 (1.23%) CISA
7 4 (1.23%) DBS Check
7 4 (1.23%) MCDST
7 4 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (0.93%) APMP
8 3 (0.93%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.93%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.62%) GSEC
9 2 (0.62%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (3.09%) QA
3 9 (2.78%) SLA
4 7 (2.16%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.23%) P3O
5 4 (1.23%) WCAG
6 2 (0.62%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.31%) FATCA
System Software
1 78 (24.07%) Active Directory
2 29 (8.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.16%) Docker
4 5 (1.54%) vSphere
5 4 (1.23%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.93%) NFS
6 3 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.93%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.93%) Xen
7 2 (0.62%) XenApp
8 1 (0.31%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.31%) Firmware
8 1 (0.31%) NDS
8 1 (0.31%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.31%) UAG
8 1 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.31%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.31%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 23 (7.10%) SCCM
2 12 (3.70%) SCOM
3 10 (3.09%) WSUS
4 3 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.62%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.62%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.62%) Puppet
5 2 (0.62%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.31%) Cacti
6 1 (0.31%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.31%) Dollar Universe
6 1 (0.31%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 45 (13.89%) VMware
2 27 (8.33%) Oracle
3 22 (6.79%) Cisco
4 20 (6.17%) Citrix
5 15 (4.63%) SAP
6 9 (2.78%) HP
7 8 (2.47%) Red Hat
8 7 (2.16%) EMC
8 7 (2.16%) IBM
9 6 (1.85%) EPiServer
9 6 (1.85%) LANDesk
9 6 (1.85%) NetApp
9 6 (1.85%) PeopleSoft
10 5 (1.54%) Remedy
10 5 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (1.54%) Symantec
11 4 (1.23%) Apple
11 4 (1.23%) Sitecore
12 3 (0.93%) Facebook
12 3 (0.93%) Twitter
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