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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 10 7 4
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 177 219 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.68% 11.02% 15.50%
As % of the Vendors category 23.11% 28.85% 34.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 124 127
Median daily rate £365 £375 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £215 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £500 £444
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 32
Median hourly rate £13.60 £12.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.76% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £17.50 £18.77
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
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
766 759 652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 46.20% 38.20% 44.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 460 376 376
Median daily rate £425 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £521 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 24 44
Median hourly rate £14.75 £12.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.00% -13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £10.90 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £17.50 £20.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.40
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +3.44%

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 2 December 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 2 December 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
Salford -1 9 £548 +204.16% 4
Bolton +1 4 £350 +22.80% 4
Stockport -7 4 £650 +85.71% 5
Oldham 0 1 - - 4
Bury - 1 - -
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 (30.79%) Windows
2 111 (30.25%) MS Excel
3 96 (26.16%) SQL Server
4 86 (23.43%) Active Directory
5 72 (19.62%) SQL
6 71 (19.35%) .NET
7 60 (16.35%) Microsoft Azure
8 55 (14.99%) C#
9 51 (13.90%) VMware
10 50 (13.62%) Windows Server
11 46 (12.53%) MS Office
12 44 (11.99%) Firewall
13 43 (11.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 42 (11.44%) Agile Software Development
14 42 (11.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 42 (11.44%) Business Intelligence
15 40 (10.90%) CRM
15 40 (10.90%) Finance
16 39 (10.63%) SCCM
17 37 (10.08%) MS Exchange
18 36 (9.81%) Cisco
18 36 (9.81%) Advertising
19 35 (9.54%) JavaScript
20 34 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
21 33 (8.99%) ITIL
22 32 (8.72%) SharePoint
22 32 (8.72%) Citrix
23 30 (8.17%) Oracle
24 29 (7.90%) Migration
24 29 (7.90%) VMware Infrastructure

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 37 (10.08%) MS Exchange
2 32 (8.72%) SharePoint
3 23 (6.27%) BizTalk Server
4 16 (4.36%) Skype for Business
5 7 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (1.91%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (1.63%) IIS
6 6 (1.63%) SAS
7 5 (1.36%) IBM Notes
8 4 (1.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.82%) CMS
9 3 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.82%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.27%) DNN
11 1 (0.27%) Immediacy CMS
11 1 (0.27%) Jetty
11 1 (0.27%) Umbraco
Applications
1 111 (30.25%) MS Excel
2 46 (12.53%) MS Office
3 6 (1.63%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (1.63%) MS Project
4 3 (0.82%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.27%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 28 (7.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (4.63%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (1.63%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.27%) Dynamics SL
5 1 (0.27%) Magento
5 1 (0.27%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.27%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 60 (16.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (6.54%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (3.81%) Azure Active Directory
4 13 (3.54%) PaaS
5 12 (3.27%) Office 365
6 10 (2.72%) IaaS
7 9 (2.45%) SaaS
8 4 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.82%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.27%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.27%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.27%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.27%) Route 53
10 1 (0.27%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 44 (11.99%) Firewall
2 25 (6.81%) LAN
3 24 (6.54%) SAN
4 23 (6.27%) WAN
5 21 (5.72%) DNS
6 16 (4.36%) DHCP
7 11 (3.00%) TCP/IP
7 11 (3.00%) VoIP
8 10 (2.72%) VPN
8 10 (2.72%) Wi-Fi
9 9 (2.45%) VLAN
10 8 (2.18%) Skype
10 8 (2.18%) Unified Communications
10 8 (2.18%) WebEx
11 7 (1.91%) IP Telephony
11 7 (1.91%) Network Security
12 6 (1.63%) Internet
12 6 (1.63%) NAS
13 5 (1.36%) Cisco Nexus
13 5 (1.36%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (26.16%) SQL Server
2 43 (11.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 42 (11.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 28 (7.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 22 (5.99%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (4.09%) SQL Server 2008
7 12 (3.27%) MySQL
8 8 (2.18%) Oracle Database
8 8 (2.18%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (1.91%) Ingres
9 7 (1.91%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (1.63%) MongoDB
10 6 (1.63%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (1.63%) SQL Server 2014
11 5 (1.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 5 (1.36%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (1.36%) Oracle Database 12c
11 5 (1.36%) Oracle9i Database
11 5 (1.36%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 5 (1.36%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 19 (5.18%) Visual Studio
2 17 (4.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (1.91%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.63%) JIRA
5 5 (1.36%) Selenium
6 3 (0.82%) Moq
6 3 (0.82%) MSI
6 3 (0.82%) NUnit
6 3 (0.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.54%) MorphX
7 2 (0.54%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.54%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.27%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.27%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.27%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.27%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.27%) PowerBuilder
8 1 (0.27%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.27%) WebDriver
General
1 40 (10.90%) Finance
2 36 (9.81%) Advertising
3 12 (3.27%) Banking
4 11 (3.00%) Marketing
5 9 (2.45%) Retail
6 6 (1.63%) Legal
7 4 (1.09%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.82%) Back Office
8 3 (0.82%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.54%) Law
10 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 100 (27.25%) Developer
2 58 (15.80%) Analyst
3 29 (7.90%) Architect
4 27 (7.36%) Consultant
5 21 (5.72%) .NET Developer
5 21 (5.72%) Solutions Architect
6 19 (5.18%) Administrator
6 19 (5.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 18 (4.90%) Microsoft Developer
8 17 (4.63%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 14 (3.81%) CRM Developer
10 12 (3.27%) Dynamics CRM Developer
11 11 (3.00%) Azure Architect
12 10 (2.72%) Data Analyst
12 10 (2.72%) Project Manager
12 10 (2.72%) Security Consultant
12 10 (2.72%) SQL Developer
13 9 (2.45%) 2nd Line Support
13 9 (2.45%) IT Consultant
13 9 (2.45%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (19.35%) .NET
2 26 (7.08%) HTML
3 25 (6.81%) CSS
4 22 (5.99%) ASP.NET
5 20 (5.45%) Web Services
6 14 (3.81%) jQuery
7 12 (3.27%) XML
8 11 (3.00%) AngularJS
8 11 (3.00%) WCF
9 9 (2.45%) ASP.NET MVC
9 9 (2.45%) WPF
10 8 (2.18%) HTML5
11 7 (1.91%) Ajax
12 6 (1.63%) EDI
12 6 (1.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 5 (1.36%) ASP.NET Web API
13 5 (1.36%) LINQ
13 5 (1.36%) WinForms
14 4 (1.09%) CSS3
14 4 (1.09%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 34 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.36%) Data Centre
2 16 (4.36%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (3.27%) Management Information System
4 6 (1.63%) Computer Science
4 6 (1.63%) Replication
5 5 (1.36%) Algorithms
5 5 (1.36%) Blackberry
5 5 (1.36%) NHS
5 5 (1.36%) Oracle Licensing
6 4 (1.09%) Mathematics
6 4 (1.09%) PKI
7 3 (0.82%) Driving Licence
7 3 (0.82%) Fat Client
7 3 (0.82%) Physics
7 3 (0.82%) Thin Client
7 3 (0.82%) User Experience
7 3 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.54%) BYOD
8 2 (0.54%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 113 (30.79%) Windows
2 50 (13.62%) Windows Server
3 28 (7.63%) Linux
4 27 (7.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (7.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (6.27%) Windows 7
7 19 (5.18%) Unix
8 18 (4.90%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (4.36%) Windows XP
10 9 (2.45%) Windows 10
11 8 (2.18%) Windows 8
12 5 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (1.09%) Apple iOS
13 4 (1.09%) Solaris
14 2 (0.54%) Android
14 2 (0.54%) CentOS
14 2 (0.54%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.54%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (11.44%) Agile Software Development
1 42 (11.44%) Business Intelligence
2 40 (10.90%) CRM
3 33 (8.99%) ITIL
4 29 (7.90%) Migration
5 28 (7.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 22 (5.99%) MVC
7 19 (5.18%) ERP
8 17 (4.63%) Project Management
8 17 (4.63%) SOA
9 15 (4.09%) ETL
9 15 (4.09%) Service Management
9 15 (4.09%) TDD
10 14 (3.81%) Scrum
11 12 (3.27%) E-Commerce
11 12 (3.27%) Information Security
11 12 (3.27%) Penetration Testing
11 12 (3.27%) Risk Management
12 11 (3.00%) Data Analysis
12 11 (3.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 72 (19.62%) SQL
2 55 (14.99%) C#
3 35 (9.54%) JavaScript
4 24 (6.54%) PowerShell
5 18 (4.90%) T-SQL
6 9 (2.45%) Java
7 8 (2.18%) Python
7 8 (2.18%) X++
8 7 (1.91%) VB.NET
8 7 (1.91%) VBA
9 6 (1.63%) C
10 5 (1.36%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.09%) PHP
12 3 (0.82%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.82%) C++
12 3 (0.82%) Ruby
12 3 (0.82%) VBScript
13 2 (0.54%) Groovy
13 2 (0.54%) Scala
13 2 (0.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (5.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (4.36%) CISSP
3 14 (3.81%) Degree
4 13 (3.54%) Security Cleared
5 7 (1.91%) CISMP
5 7 (1.91%) MCP
5 7 (1.91%) MCSE
5 7 (1.91%) SC Cleared
6 6 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.36%) MCSA
8 4 (1.09%) CCNA
8 4 (1.09%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.82%) CISA
9 3 (0.82%) ISEB
9 3 (0.82%) SANS
10 2 (0.54%) GSEC
10 2 (0.54%) GSLC
10 2 (0.54%) GSNA
10 2 (0.54%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (4.09%) QA
3 7 (1.91%) COBIT
3 7 (1.91%) ISO27002
3 7 (1.91%) SLA
4 4 (1.09%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.09%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.27%) P3O
System Software
1 86 (23.43%) Active Directory
2 29 (7.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.00%) Virtual Servers
3 11 (3.00%) XenDesktop
4 10 (2.72%) VMware ESX
5 7 (1.91%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 6 (1.63%) XenApp
7 4 (1.09%) vSphere
8 3 (0.82%) BitLocker
8 3 (0.82%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.54%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.54%) Xen
10 1 (0.27%) Docker
10 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.27%) NDS
10 1 (0.27%) NFS
10 1 (0.27%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 39 (10.63%) SCCM
2 18 (4.90%) SCOM
3 14 (3.81%) McAfee ePO
3 14 (3.81%) WSUS
4 7 (1.91%) Oracle RMAN
5 5 (1.36%) Data Guard
6 3 (0.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (0.82%) Puppet
6 3 (0.82%) SCOrch
6 3 (0.82%) SCSM
7 2 (0.54%) Ansible
7 2 (0.54%) Cacti
7 2 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.27%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.27%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.27%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.27%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.27%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.27%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 51 (13.90%) VMware
2 36 (9.81%) Cisco
3 32 (8.72%) Citrix
4 30 (8.17%) Oracle
5 14 (3.81%) Intel Security
6 12 (3.27%) HP
7 9 (2.45%) Sitecore
8 8 (2.18%) Apple
8 8 (2.18%) Dell
9 7 (1.91%) CheckPoint
9 7 (1.91%) Clearswift
9 7 (1.91%) EMC
9 7 (1.91%) SAP
10 6 (1.63%) ForgeRock
10 6 (1.63%) Google
10 6 (1.63%) IBM
10 6 (1.63%) NetApp
10 6 (1.63%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.36%) Lotus
12 4 (1.09%) Sophos
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