The table below looks at the statistics for MSF skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSF over the 3 months to 28 January 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF)
Rank - 127 123
Contract jobs citing MSF 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.037% 0.038%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.051% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £750 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +226.08%
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £750 £230
% change year-on-year
-52.33% +226.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2274 1963 1757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.76% 72.78% 66.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1353 1000 942
Average daily rate £375 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 97 83
Average hourly rate £26.50 £33.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.69% +46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

MSF
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MSF across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

MSF Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MSF
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MSF across the North West region.

MSF Daily Rate Trend in the North West

MSF
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MSF across the North West region.

MSF Hourly Rate Trend in the North West