The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Salford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 10 12
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 4 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 16.67% 9.38% 2.50%
As % of the Vendors category 66.67% 100.00% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Average daily rate
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£200 £325 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% -10.95%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.60 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Salford region.

Vendors Category
Salford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
6 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 25.00% 9.38% 22.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 9
Average daily rate £430 £325 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.30% -2.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £325 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.95 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Salford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Salford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Salford

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Salford

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Salford

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Salford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Salford region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Salford

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Salford

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Salford

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Salford

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Salford 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 7 (100.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) Cognos
3 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (28.57%) ETL
3 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (28.57%) MS Office
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (28.57%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (28.57%) Data Entry
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (28.57%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 2 (28.57%) Data Structures
3 2 (28.57%) Kimball Methodology
3 2 (28.57%) Data Transformation
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
4 1 (14.29%) Office Automation
4 1 (14.29%) Open Source
4 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
4 1 (14.29%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (14.29%) V-Model
4 1 (14.29%) LiveCycle
4 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Salford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Salford 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 1 (14.29%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 7 (100.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (28.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (28.57%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) SAP Data Services
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Coordinator
1 2 (28.57%) Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Administrator
1 2 (28.57%) Project Coordinator
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 1 (14.29%) SAP Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Project Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
1 1 (14.29%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Data Structures
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) ETL
1 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Project Management
1 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
1 2 (28.57%) Data Entry
1 2 (28.57%) Kimball Methodology
1 2 (28.57%) Data Transformation
2 1 (14.29%) Office Automation
2 1 (14.29%) Open Source
2 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
2 1 (14.29%) DSDM
2 1 (14.29%) Service Management
2 1 (14.29%) Scrum
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) TDD
2 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Cognos
2 1 (14.29%) Adobe
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) SAP