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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 8 10
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 186 136 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.52% 11.24% 10.82%
As % of the Vendors category 29.90% 25.52% 25.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 63 65
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £164 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £425 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 31 39
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.67 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.20% -8.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.99 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.90 £26.00 £27.33
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -12.90%
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
622 533 649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 45.20% 44.05% 43.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 236 275
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £238 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £432 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 50 66
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £16.62
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.60 £27.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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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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
Oldham +2 13 £200 +142.42%
Stockport +2 4 £326 - 6
Altrincham +2 3 £275 -11.29% 1
Bolton 0 3 £349 - 1
Wigan 0 2 £410 +26.15% 4
Salford -4 2 £325 -10.95% 3
Bury - 1 £205 - 5
Cheadle - 1 - - 1
Rochdale - - - - 2
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 136 (37.99%) Windows
2 133 (37.15%) MS Excel
3 100 (27.93%) MS Office
4 71 (19.83%) SQL
5 66 (18.44%) Finance
6 65 (18.16%) SQL Server
7 63 (17.60%) .NET
8 53 (14.80%) Active Directory
9 49 (13.69%) Analytical Skills
10 44 (12.29%) ITIL
11 42 (11.73%) Project Management
12 40 (11.17%) C#
13 39 (10.89%) Business Analysis
13 39 (10.89%) Windows Server 2008
14 38 (10.61%) Oracle
14 38 (10.61%) Microsoft Certification
15 37 (10.34%) Windows 7
16 36 (10.06%) SQL Server 2008
17 34 (9.50%) Cisco
18 33 (9.22%) Citrix
18 33 (9.22%) Migration
19 32 (8.94%) VMware
20 31 (8.66%) Degree
21 29 (8.10%) MS Exchange
22 28 (7.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 27 (7.54%) Windows Server 2003
23 27 (7.54%) Hyper-V
24 26 (7.26%) Firewall
24 26 (7.26%) SCCM
25 25 (6.98%) SharePoint

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 29 (8.10%) MS Exchange
2 25 (6.98%) SharePoint
3 15 (4.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (3.35%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (2.23%) IIS
6 6 (1.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.84%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.84%) MS Project Server
8 3 (0.84%) Lync
9 2 (0.56%) SAS
10 1 (0.28%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 133 (37.15%) MS Excel
2 100 (27.93%) MS Office
3 21 (5.87%) MS Visio
4 20 (5.59%) MS Project
5 17 (4.75%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.28%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.28%) Mingle
6 1 (0.28%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 24 (6.70%) Dynamics AX
2 19 (5.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (4.19%) Oracle EBS R12
4 10 (2.79%) Oracle Payables
4 10 (2.79%) Oracle Applications
4 10 (2.79%) Oracle EBS
5 9 (2.51%) Oracle 11i
6 8 (2.23%) Oracle General Ledger
7 7 (1.96%) Oracle Receivables
7 7 (1.96%) Oracle Assets
8 3 (0.84%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.84%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.56%) Agresso
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle SCM
10 1 (0.28%) GoldMine
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle Retail
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (0.84%) Office 365
2 2 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.28%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 26 (7.26%) Firewall
2 25 (6.98%) SAN
3 21 (5.87%) Wireless
4 18 (5.03%) VPN
5 14 (3.91%) LAN
5 14 (3.91%) WAN
6 11 (3.07%) DNS
6 11 (3.07%) DHCP
7 9 (2.51%) TCP/IP
8 7 (1.96%) Intranet
8 7 (1.96%) IPsec
8 7 (1.96%) Network Security
9 6 (1.68%) NAS
10 4 (1.12%) HSRP
10 4 (1.12%) Wireshark
10 4 (1.12%) Internet
10 4 (1.12%) MPLS
11 3 (0.84%) OSPF
11 3 (0.84%) BGP
11 3 (0.84%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (18.16%) SQL Server
2 36 (10.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (7.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (4.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 16 (4.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (3.63%) Oracle Database
7 11 (3.07%) MS Access
8 10 (2.79%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (1.68%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.12%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (0.84%) EDMS
11 3 (0.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 3 (0.84%) RavenDB
12 2 (0.56%) Big Data
12 2 (0.56%) OLAP
12 2 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
13 1 (0.28%) MSDE
13 1 (0.28%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.28%) DTS
Development Applications
1 23 (6.42%) Visual Studio
2 14 (3.91%) Toad
3 11 (3.07%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (2.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (1.40%) Subversion
5 5 (1.40%) MorphX
5 5 (1.40%) MSTest
6 2 (0.56%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.56%) Axure RP
6 2 (0.56%) ReSharper
6 2 (0.56%) MSI
6 2 (0.56%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.28%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.28%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.28%) Selenium
General
1 66 (18.44%) Finance
2 20 (5.59%) Advertising
3 11 (3.07%) Retail
4 8 (2.23%) Legal
5 7 (1.96%) General Ledger
6 6 (1.68%) Marketing
6 6 (1.68%) Banking
6 6 (1.68%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.40%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.12%) Billing
9 2 (0.56%) Back Office
10 1 (0.28%) Automotive
10 1 (0.28%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.28%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 108 (30.17%) Analyst
2 82 (22.91%) Developer
3 48 (13.41%) Business Analyst
4 26 (7.26%) Consultant
5 24 (6.70%) Service Desk Analyst
6 22 (6.15%) Service Analyst
7 19 (5.31%) .NET Developer
8 17 (4.75%) Support Analyst
9 16 (4.47%) 2nd Line Support
10 15 (4.19%) Architect
11 14 (3.91%) Project Manager
12 11 (3.07%) 1st Line Support
12 11 (3.07%) Microsoft Developer
12 11 (3.07%) C# Developer
13 10 (2.79%) Dynamics AX Developer
13 10 (2.79%) Desktop Support
14 9 (2.51%) Administrator
14 9 (2.51%) C# .NET Developer
15 8 (2.23%) SQL Developer
15 8 (2.23%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (17.60%) .NET
2 23 (6.42%) HTML
3 20 (5.59%) ASP.NET
4 19 (5.31%) Web Services
5 18 (5.03%) .NET Framework
5 18 (5.03%) CSS
6 14 (3.91%) WPF
7 13 (3.63%) WCF
7 13 (3.63%) jQuery
8 11 (3.07%) XML
8 11 (3.07%) LINQ
8 11 (3.07%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (2.79%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 8 (2.23%) HTML5
11 7 (1.96%) CSS3
11 7 (1.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 6 (1.68%) WinForms
13 5 (1.40%) AngularJS
14 4 (1.12%) Application Packaging
14 4 (1.12%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 49 (13.69%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (6.15%) Management Information System
3 15 (4.19%) Data Extraction
4 12 (3.35%) NHS
5 9 (2.51%) Blackberry
6 8 (2.23%) iPad
6 8 (2.23%) Clustering
7 5 (1.40%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.12%) Smartphone
8 4 (1.12%) Life Science
9 3 (0.84%) Mathematics
9 3 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.56%) User Experience
10 2 (0.56%) RIA
10 2 (0.56%) Informatics
10 2 (0.56%) Statistics
10 2 (0.56%) Replication
11 1 (0.28%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.28%) Handset
11 1 (0.28%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 136 (37.99%) Windows
2 39 (10.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 37 (10.34%) Windows 7
4 27 (7.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 24 (6.70%) Windows XP
6 14 (3.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (1.68%) Windows Vista
8 5 (1.40%) Windows 2000
8 5 (1.40%) Windows 8
9 4 (1.12%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.12%) Android
10 3 (0.84%) AIX
10 3 (0.84%) Solaris
11 2 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.56%) Linux
11 2 (0.56%) UNIX
11 2 (0.56%) Windows NT
11 2 (0.56%) NetWare
12 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.28%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (12.29%) ITIL
2 42 (11.73%) Project Management
3 39 (10.89%) Business Analysis
4 33 (9.22%) Migration
5 23 (6.42%) CRM
5 23 (6.42%) MVC
5 23 (6.42%) Stakeholder Management
6 22 (6.15%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (5.87%) Data Migration
8 18 (5.03%) ERP
9 17 (4.75%) Data Cleansing
9 17 (4.75%) Product Management
10 16 (4.47%) PRINCE2
11 14 (3.91%) Change Management
12 13 (3.63%) Business Intelligence
12 13 (3.63%) User Acceptance Testing
13 12 (3.35%) OO
13 12 (3.35%) Scrum
14 10 (2.79%) Mentoring
14 10 (2.79%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 71 (19.83%) SQL
2 40 (11.17%) C#
3 24 (6.70%) PL/SQL
4 18 (5.03%) JavaScript
5 13 (3.63%) T-SQL
6 12 (3.35%) VBA
7 9 (2.51%) X++
8 5 (1.40%) VB
8 5 (1.40%) PowerShell
9 3 (0.84%) XAML
9 3 (0.84%) VB.NET
9 3 (0.84%) VBScript
10 2 (0.56%) Java
11 1 (0.28%) C++
11 1 (0.28%) C
11 1 (0.28%) XPath
11 1 (0.28%) SPARQL
11 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 38 (10.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (8.66%) Degree
3 21 (5.87%) MCSE
4 17 (4.75%) MCITP
5 14 (3.91%) CCNA
5 14 (3.91%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (3.35%) MCTS
6 12 (3.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 12 (3.35%) MCSA
7 11 (3.07%) MCP
8 9 (2.51%) VCP5
9 8 (2.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 7 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (1.96%) CCNP
10 7 (1.96%) Security Cleared
11 5 (1.40%) IBM Certification
11 5 (1.40%) SC Cleared
12 4 (1.12%) ACSP
12 4 (1.12%) MCDST
12 4 (1.12%) ACSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.51%) SLA
1 9 (2.51%) QA
2 6 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.56%) Basel III
3 2 (0.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 53 (14.80%) Active Directory
2 27 (7.54%) Hyper-V
3 17 (4.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (3.35%) VMware ESX
5 5 (1.40%) Forefront TMG
5 5 (1.40%) XenApp
6 3 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (0.56%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.56%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.56%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.28%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.28%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 26 (7.26%) SCCM
2 19 (5.31%) Backup Exec
3 14 (3.91%) SCOM
4 6 (1.68%) SCSM
5 3 (0.84%) MAILsweeper
6 2 (0.56%) SAP Afaria
6 2 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.56%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.56%) ServiceCenter
6 2 (0.56%) WSUS
6 2 (0.56%) OpenView
6 2 (0.56%) Cisco IPCC
6 2 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.56%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.28%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.28%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (0.28%) Puppet
7 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 38 (10.61%) Oracle
2 34 (9.50%) Cisco
3 33 (9.22%) Citrix
4 32 (8.94%) VMware
5 21 (5.87%) HP
6 16 (4.47%) Juniper
7 15 (4.19%) Symantec
8 13 (3.63%) Avaya
9 10 (2.79%) Apple
10 9 (2.51%) EMC
10 9 (2.51%) IBM
11 8 (2.23%) SAP
11 8 (2.23%) Sage
12 7 (1.96%) SolarWinds
13 6 (1.68%) Dell
14 5 (1.40%) Nortel
14 5 (1.40%) Northgate
15 4 (1.12%) 3PAR
15 4 (1.12%) McAfee
15 4 (1.12%) CheckPoint
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