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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 183 163 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.95% 13.36% 13.21%
As % of the Vendors category 28.64% 28.65% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 69 53
Average daily rate
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£320 £320 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £135 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £410 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 18 26
Average hourly rate £11.50 £13.00 £18.07
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% -28.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.83 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £30.90 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
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
639 569 410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 41.74% 46.64% 44.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 274 188
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £135 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 26 42
Average hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £22.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% -22.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.79 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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
Oldham - 5 £225 - 4
Altrincham - 4 - - 4
Bolton - 4 - - 6
Salford 0 2 £325 -13.33% 11
Stockport -3 1 - - 12
Wigan - - - - 5
Rochdale - - - - 7
Bury - - - - 1
Cheadle - - - - 3
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - - 1
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 157 (38.67%) Windows
2 122 (30.05%) MS Excel
3 108 (26.60%) SQL Server
3 108 (26.60%) MS Office
4 91 (22.41%) Active Directory
5 74 (18.23%) SQL
6 71 (17.49%) Citrix
7 70 (17.24%) .NET
8 69 (17.00%) Finance
9 62 (15.27%) Migration
10 57 (14.04%) VMware
11 52 (12.81%) ITIL
12 50 (12.32%) Windows 7
13 49 (12.07%) MS Exchange
14 48 (11.82%) JavaScript
14 48 (11.82%) Oracle
15 46 (11.33%) VMware Infrastructure
16 45 (11.08%) Agile Software Development
17 42 (10.34%) HTML
18 41 (10.10%) Windows XP
19 40 (9.85%) C#
20 39 (9.61%) Firewall
21 37 (9.11%) Cisco
22 36 (8.87%) WAN
23 35 (8.62%) CSS
24 33 (8.13%) Visual Studio
24 33 (8.13%) ASP.NET
24 33 (8.13%) IIS
24 33 (8.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 31 (7.64%) jQuery

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 49 (12.07%) MS Exchange
2 33 (8.13%) IIS
3 24 (5.91%) IBM Notes
4 22 (5.42%) SharePoint
5 17 (4.19%) Apache
6 14 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (1.97%) CMS
9 6 (1.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (1.48%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (1.48%) Lync
10 5 (1.23%) Orchard CMS
10 5 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (1.23%) Apache Spark
10 5 (1.23%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.99%) CICS
12 2 (0.49%) SAS
12 2 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.49%) Drupal
Applications
1 122 (30.05%) MS Excel
2 108 (26.60%) MS Office
3 22 (5.42%) MS Project
4 20 (4.93%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (2.22%) Mingle
6 8 (1.97%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.74%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.74%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.49%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.25%) SPSS
9 1 (0.25%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.25%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.25%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 14 (3.45%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (1.97%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.99%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.99%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.74%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.74%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.49%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.49%) Tridion
6 1 (0.25%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.25%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.25%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.20%) Office 365
2 9 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.25%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.25%) IBM Blueworks
4 1 (0.25%) Responsys
4 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 39 (9.61%) Firewall
2 36 (8.87%) WAN
3 30 (7.39%) SAN
4 24 (5.91%) LAN
5 22 (5.42%) NAS
6 18 (4.43%) VPN
7 17 (4.19%) Cisco ASA
7 17 (4.19%) Fibre Channel
8 14 (3.45%) iSCSI
8 14 (3.45%) Internet
9 12 (2.96%) DMZ
9 12 (2.96%) Wireless
10 11 (2.71%) Network Security
10 11 (2.71%) TCP/IP
10 11 (2.71%) SSL
11 10 (2.46%) MPLS
11 10 (2.46%) OSPF
11 10 (2.46%) BGP
11 10 (2.46%) EIGRP
11 10 (2.46%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (26.60%) SQL Server
2 33 (8.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 26 (6.40%) Oracle Database
4 24 (5.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (5.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 23 (5.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 18 (4.43%) RavenDB
7 13 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (2.71%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (1.48%) OLAP
9 6 (1.48%) QlikView
10 5 (1.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 5 (1.23%) MS Access
11 4 (0.99%) Easytrieve
11 4 (0.99%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (0.99%) Cognos Framework Manager
11 4 (0.99%) Big Data
12 3 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
13 2 (0.49%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 33 (8.13%) Visual Studio
2 17 (4.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 13 (3.20%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (2.22%) Git (software)
4 9 (2.22%) Toad
5 4 (0.99%) JMeter
5 4 (0.99%) ReSharper
6 3 (0.74%) MorphX
6 3 (0.74%) Selenium
6 3 (0.74%) Axure RP
7 2 (0.49%) MSTest
7 2 (0.49%) ERwin
8 1 (0.25%) MSI
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.25%) Jenkins
General
1 69 (17.00%) Finance
2 16 (3.94%) Telecoms
3 15 (3.69%) Legal
4 11 (2.71%) Retail
5 9 (2.22%) Banking
5 9 (2.22%) Advertising
6 8 (1.97%) Marketing
7 7 (1.72%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.48%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.48%) Local Government
9 3 (0.74%) Billing
9 3 (0.74%) Back Office
9 3 (0.74%) Publishing
10 2 (0.49%) Law
11 1 (0.25%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 98 (24.14%) Analyst
2 81 (19.95%) Developer
3 37 (9.11%) Architect
4 29 (7.14%) Service Analyst
5 28 (6.90%) Service Desk Analyst
6 22 (5.42%) Project Manager
7 21 (5.17%) Support Analyst
8 19 (4.68%) Business Analyst
9 17 (4.19%) .NET Developer
10 16 (3.94%) Consultant
11 15 (3.69%) SQL Developer
12 14 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
12 14 (3.45%) Senior Developer
12 14 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support
12 14 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 13 (3.20%) 1st Line Support
13 13 (3.20%) Server Engineer
13 13 (3.20%) Designer
14 12 (2.96%) UI Designer
15 11 (2.71%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (17.24%) .NET
2 42 (10.34%) HTML
3 35 (8.62%) CSS
4 33 (8.13%) ASP.NET
5 31 (7.64%) jQuery
6 23 (5.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 21 (5.17%) XML
8 18 (4.43%) HTML5
8 18 (4.43%) Web Services
9 17 (4.19%) CSS3
10 16 (3.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 13 (3.20%) AngularJS
11 13 (3.20%) .NET Framework
11 13 (3.20%) LINQ
12 12 (2.96%) Ajax
13 10 (2.46%) XHTML
14 9 (2.22%) RESTful
14 9 (2.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 6 (1.48%) SAML
15 6 (1.48%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 26 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (4.93%) Replication
3 19 (4.68%) Clustering
4 18 (4.43%) NHS
5 14 (3.45%) Computer Science
5 14 (3.45%) Life Science
6 13 (3.20%) Celerra
7 12 (2.96%) Blackberry
7 12 (2.96%) Management Information System
8 9 (2.22%) Open Source
9 8 (1.97%) Data Structures
10 6 (1.48%) Mainframe
10 6 (1.48%) Enterprise Storage
10 6 (1.48%) Informatics
11 5 (1.23%) Data Extraction
11 5 (1.23%) User Experience
12 4 (0.99%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.99%) IBM Mainframe
12 4 (0.99%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 157 (38.67%) Windows
2 50 (12.32%) Windows 7
3 41 (10.10%) Windows XP
4 27 (6.65%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (4.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (4.93%) UNIX
6 17 (4.19%) Apple iOS
7 16 (3.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (3.20%) Solaris
9 10 (2.46%) Linux
10 9 (2.22%) Android
11 8 (1.97%) Windows 8
12 6 (1.48%) Windows 2000
13 5 (1.23%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.74%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.74%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.49%) Embedded Linux
15 2 (0.49%) NetWare
16 1 (0.25%) Windows NT
16 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (15.27%) Migration
2 52 (12.81%) ITIL
3 45 (11.08%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (7.64%) Project Management
5 30 (7.39%) MVC
6 26 (6.40%) PRINCE2
6 26 (6.40%) Business Intelligence
7 22 (5.42%) Scrum
8 20 (4.93%) TDD
8 20 (4.93%) SOA
9 19 (4.68%) Mentoring
10 17 (4.19%) Change Control
10 17 (4.19%) Data Migration
10 17 (4.19%) Disaster Recovery
11 16 (3.94%) Information Security
12 15 (3.69%) Change Management
12 15 (3.69%) Stakeholder Management
12 15 (3.69%) Continuous Integration
13 13 (3.20%) OO
14 12 (2.96%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 74 (18.23%) SQL
2 48 (11.82%) JavaScript
3 40 (9.85%) C#
4 20 (4.93%) T-SQL
5 13 (3.20%) VBA
6 12 (2.96%) PowerShell
7 8 (1.97%) PL/SQL
8 6 (1.48%) VB
8 6 (1.48%) Ruby
9 5 (1.23%) VBScript
10 4 (0.99%) COBOL
10 4 (0.99%) JCL
10 4 (0.99%) Assembly Language
10 4 (0.99%) REXX
11 3 (0.74%) Objective-C
11 3 (0.74%) X++
12 2 (0.49%) XPath
12 2 (0.49%) SPARQL
12 2 (0.49%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.49%) PHP
Qualifications
1 29 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (6.16%) Degree
3 16 (3.94%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (3.69%) CCNA
4 15 (3.69%) VCP4
5 14 (3.45%) Security Cleared
6 13 (3.20%) MCSE
7 9 (2.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 8 (1.97%) MCITP
9 7 (1.72%) SC Cleared
9 7 (1.72%) MCP
10 6 (1.48%) CCA
10 6 (1.48%) Citrix Certification
10 6 (1.48%) CCEA
10 6 (1.48%) MCSA
10 6 (1.48%) CCDP
10 6 (1.48%) CCIA
11 5 (1.23%) CCNP
11 5 (1.23%) MCTS
12 4 (0.99%) ACSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.46%) QA
2 8 (1.97%) SLA
3 6 (1.48%) P3O
4 4 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.49%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.25%) GAMP
System Software
1 91 (22.41%) Active Directory
2 46 (11.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (6.65%) Hyper-V
4 15 (3.69%) Terminal Services
5 14 (3.45%) VMware ESX
6 13 (3.20%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 11 (2.71%) XenDesktop
7 11 (2.71%) XenApp
8 9 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (1.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 6 (1.48%) XenServer
10 5 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (1.23%) Xen
11 4 (0.99%) ISA Server
12 3 (0.74%) vSphere
13 2 (0.49%) UAG
13 2 (0.49%) Oracle RMAN
14 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 13 (3.20%) SCCM
2 4 (0.99%) MIMEsweeper
2 4 (0.99%) HP Data Protector
2 4 (0.99%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (0.74%) Puppet
3 3 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.74%) Ansible
3 3 (0.74%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (0.49%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (0.49%) SCOM
4 2 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.49%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.49%) Salt
5 1 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.25%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.25%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.25%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 71 (17.49%) Citrix
2 57 (14.04%) VMware
3 48 (11.82%) Oracle
4 37 (9.11%) Cisco
5 24 (5.91%) Lotus
6 22 (5.42%) EMC
7 21 (5.17%) CheckPoint
8 20 (4.93%) HP
9 13 (3.20%) IBM
9 13 (3.20%) SolarWinds
10 12 (2.96%) Apple
11 11 (2.71%) Nortel
11 11 (2.71%) NetApp
12 8 (1.97%) SAP
12 8 (1.97%) Cognos
13 7 (1.72%) Avaya
13 7 (1.72%) Clearswift
13 7 (1.72%) Northgate
14 5 (1.23%) Dell
15 4 (0.99%) Adobe
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