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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 6 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 225 178 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.94% 13.48% 13.14%
As % of the Vendors category 26.98% 31.28% 29.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 116 78
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £429 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 18 34
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.75 £13.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.47% +7.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £8.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £18.45 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +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
834 569 539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 44.27% 43.11% 45.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 465 337 249
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £195 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 32 51
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.83 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £25.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -6.73%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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 +5 6 - - 14
Salford +7 3 £200 -38.46% 4
Altrincham +3 3 £350 - 3
Wigan -2 1 - - 3
Rochdale - 1 - - 6
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 166 (40.69%) Windows
2 140 (34.31%) MS Excel
3 99 (24.26%) MS Office
4 81 (19.85%) VMware
4 81 (19.85%) Active Directory
5 80 (19.61%) Windows 7
6 73 (17.89%) ITIL
6 73 (17.89%) Finance
7 63 (15.44%) SQL
8 62 (15.20%) Migration
9 60 (14.71%) SQL Server
10 51 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
11 47 (11.52%) .NET
12 45 (11.03%) Citrix
12 45 (11.03%) Microsoft Certification
13 43 (10.54%) SCCM
14 38 (9.31%) Agile Software Development
14 38 (9.31%) PRINCE2
14 38 (9.31%) Project Management
15 34 (8.33%) Windows XP
16 33 (8.09%) C#
17 31 (7.60%) SharePoint
18 30 (7.35%) MS Exchange
18 30 (7.35%) JavaScript
19 29 (7.11%) Hyper-V
20 28 (6.86%) WAN
21 27 (6.62%) Oracle
21 27 (6.62%) Windows Server 2008
22 25 (6.13%) HTML
23 24 (5.88%) SAP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 31 (7.60%) SharePoint
2 30 (7.35%) MS Exchange
3 19 (4.66%) SAS
4 18 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (3.43%) IBM Notes
6 10 (2.45%) IIS
6 10 (2.45%) WebSphere
6 10 (2.45%) SharePoint 2010
7 9 (2.21%) Lync
7 9 (2.21%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (1.72%) Tomcat
9 6 (1.47%) Jetty
9 6 (1.47%) nginx
10 5 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.74%) Node.js
12 3 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.49%) WorkSite
13 2 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
13 2 (0.49%) CICS
Applications
1 140 (34.31%) MS Excel
2 99 (24.26%) MS Office
3 17 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (2.70%) MS Project
5 8 (1.96%) MS Visio
6 5 (1.23%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.49%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 17 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (2.45%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.98%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.49%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 23 (5.64%) Office 365
2 7 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.47%) Google Cloud Platform
3 6 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (1.47%) Google App Engine
4 3 (0.74%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.74%) Mimecast
5 2 (0.49%) IaaS
5 2 (0.49%) MailChimp
6 1 (0.25%) SoftLayer
6 1 (0.25%) Google Drive
6 1 (0.25%) SaaS
6 1 (0.25%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 28 (6.86%) WAN
2 18 (4.41%) LAN
3 16 (3.92%) DHCP
4 14 (3.43%) DNS
5 13 (3.19%) SAN
5 13 (3.19%) Firewall
6 12 (2.94%) TCP/IP
7 10 (2.45%) Intranet
8 9 (2.21%) HTTP
9 7 (1.72%) VPN
10 6 (1.47%) FTP
10 6 (1.47%) IPsec
11 4 (0.98%) NAS
11 4 (0.98%) Internet
12 3 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (0.74%) Wireless
12 3 (0.74%) VoIP
12 3 (0.74%) Unified Communications
13 2 (0.49%) WebEx
13 2 (0.49%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 22 (5.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (4.17%) Oracle Database
4 16 (3.92%) Base SAS
4 16 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (3.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (3.43%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 13 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (2.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (1.72%) OLAP
10 6 (1.47%) MS Access
11 5 (1.23%) OLAP Cube
12 4 (0.98%) RavenDB
12 4 (0.98%) MySQL
13 3 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
14 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 2 (0.49%) Oracle Database 10g
14 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2000
14 2 (0.49%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 21 (5.15%) Visual Studio
2 16 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (1.96%) Git (software)
4 7 (1.72%) Jenkins
4 7 (1.72%) TestDirector
5 6 (1.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (0.98%) ReSharper
7 3 (0.74%) JIRA
8 2 (0.49%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.49%) Selenium
8 2 (0.49%) Firebug
8 2 (0.49%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.49%) NUnit
8 2 (0.49%) Moq
9 1 (0.25%) JProfiler
9 1 (0.25%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.25%) Hudson
9 1 (0.25%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.25%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.25%) Maven
General
1 73 (17.89%) Finance
2 18 (4.41%) Legal
3 16 (3.92%) Banking
4 13 (3.19%) Retail
5 12 (2.94%) Manufacturing
5 12 (2.94%) Telecoms
6 11 (2.70%) Law
7 9 (2.21%) Marketing
7 9 (2.21%) Advertising
7 9 (2.21%) Local Government
8 4 (0.98%) Front Office
9 3 (0.74%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.74%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.74%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.49%) Publishing
11 1 (0.25%) Back Office
11 1 (0.25%) Electronics
11 1 (0.25%) Mandarin Language
11 1 (0.25%) French Language
11 1 (0.25%) German Language
Job Titles
1 99 (24.26%) Analyst
2 70 (17.16%) Developer
3 28 (6.86%) Architect
4 26 (6.37%) Consultant
5 25 (6.13%) Support Engineer
6 23 (5.64%) Service Analyst
7 22 (5.39%) 2nd Line Support
8 19 (4.66%) Administrator
9 18 (4.41%) Solutions Architect
9 18 (4.41%) Support Analyst
9 18 (4.41%) Project Manager
10 17 (4.17%) Service Desk Analyst
11 15 (3.68%) .NET Developer
12 14 (3.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 14 (3.43%) Desktop Support
12 14 (3.43%) Test Analyst
13 13 (3.19%) 3rd Line Support
13 13 (3.19%) SAS Analyst
14 12 (2.94%) Microsoft Developer
14 12 (2.94%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (11.52%) .NET
2 25 (6.13%) HTML
3 23 (5.64%) CSS
4 18 (4.41%) jQuery
5 12 (2.94%) ASP.NET
6 11 (2.70%) Web Services
6 11 (2.70%) XML
7 9 (2.21%) SOAP
8 8 (1.96%) LINQ
8 8 (1.96%) Entity Framework
9 7 (1.72%) J2EE
9 7 (1.72%) Ajax
10 6 (1.47%) Servlets
10 6 (1.47%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (1.47%) HTML5
10 6 (1.47%) WCF
10 6 (1.47%) REST
11 5 (1.23%) CSS3
11 5 (1.23%) .NET Framework
11 5 (1.23%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.64%) Data Centre
2 21 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (3.19%) Thin Client
3 13 (3.19%) Fat Client
4 9 (2.21%) IBM Mainframe
4 9 (2.21%) Mainframe
5 8 (1.96%) NHS
6 7 (1.72%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.72%) Life Science
6 7 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.47%) Data Extraction
7 6 (1.47%) Blackberry
8 4 (0.98%) Replication
8 4 (0.98%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.74%) Mathematics
9 3 (0.74%) Data Integration
9 3 (0.74%) Grid Computing
9 3 (0.74%) Clustering
9 3 (0.74%) VSAM
10 2 (0.49%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 166 (40.69%) Windows
2 80 (19.61%) Windows 7
3 34 (8.33%) Windows XP
4 27 (6.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 23 (5.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (4.90%) Linux
8 19 (4.66%) UNIX
9 7 (1.72%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.74%) AIX
10 3 (0.74%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.49%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.49%) Android
12 1 (0.25%) Solaris
12 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.25%) BlackBerry OS
12 1 (0.25%) zOS
12 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.25%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (17.89%) ITIL
2 62 (15.20%) Migration
3 38 (9.31%) Project Management
3 38 (9.31%) PRINCE2
3 38 (9.31%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (5.88%) Incident Management
4 24 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
5 21 (5.15%) CRM
6 20 (4.90%) System Testing
7 19 (4.66%) MVC
8 17 (4.17%) Document Management
9 16 (3.92%) Business Intelligence
10 15 (3.68%) ETL
10 15 (3.68%) Change Management
10 15 (3.68%) Unit Testing
11 14 (3.43%) Capacity Planning
11 14 (3.43%) Data Analysis
12 13 (3.19%) Scrum
12 13 (3.19%) Service Management
13 12 (2.94%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (15.44%) SQL
2 33 (8.09%) C#
3 30 (7.35%) JavaScript
4 21 (5.15%) PowerShell
5 15 (3.68%) T-SQL
6 12 (2.94%) Java
7 7 (1.72%) PHP
7 7 (1.72%) REXX
8 6 (1.47%) PL/SQL
9 5 (1.23%) VBA
9 5 (1.23%) X++
10 4 (0.98%) VB
10 4 (0.98%) C
11 3 (0.74%) COBOL
11 3 (0.74%) VBScript
11 3 (0.74%) Python
11 3 (0.74%) JCL
12 2 (0.49%) C++
12 2 (0.49%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.25%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 45 (11.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (5.15%) Security Cleared
3 20 (4.90%) MCITP
4 19 (4.66%) MCSA
5 16 (3.92%) Degree
6 12 (2.94%) MCSE
6 12 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
7 11 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (2.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (2.21%) CCNA
9 9 (2.21%) ISEB
9 9 (2.21%) MCP
10 8 (1.96%) A+ Certification
10 8 (1.96%) MOS
10 8 (1.96%) MCDST
10 8 (1.96%) SC Cleared
11 7 (1.72%) Citrix Certification
12 6 (1.47%) CCA
13 4 (0.98%) MCTS
13 4 (0.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.68%) QA
2 11 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.96%) SLA
4 3 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.49%) P3O
6 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.25%) GAAP
6 1 (0.25%) GMP
System Software
1 81 (19.85%) Active Directory
2 51 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (7.11%) Hyper-V
4 15 (3.68%) Microsoft App-V
5 13 (3.19%) Xen
6 11 (2.70%) BitLocker
7 7 (1.72%) XenDesktop
8 5 (1.23%) XenApp
9 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.74%) vSphere
10 2 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.25%) NFS
11 1 (0.25%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.25%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 43 (10.54%) SCCM
2 9 (2.21%) SCOM
3 8 (1.96%) Puppet
4 7 (1.72%) Backup Exec
5 6 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.74%) WSUS
7 2 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.49%) MOM
7 2 (0.49%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.49%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.25%) Hyperic
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle EDQ
8 1 (0.25%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.25%) OpenView
8 1 (0.25%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.25%) WMI
8 1 (0.25%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 81 (19.85%) VMware
2 45 (11.03%) Citrix
3 27 (6.62%) Oracle
4 24 (5.88%) SAP
5 22 (5.39%) Cisco
6 20 (4.90%) IBM
7 14 (3.43%) HP
7 14 (3.43%) Lotus
8 13 (3.19%) Wyse
9 12 (2.94%) EMC
10 11 (2.70%) Symantec
10 11 (2.70%) AppSense
11 10 (2.45%) Google
11 10 (2.45%) Sophos
11 10 (2.45%) NetApp
12 9 (2.21%) McAfee
13 8 (1.96%) Dell
13 8 (1.96%) Veeam
14 6 (1.47%) Adobe
15 4 (0.98%) Intel
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