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 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 12 10 10
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 6.90% 4.17% 4.17%
As % of the Vendors category 33.33% 20.00% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate £170 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.69% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.67
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Microsoft
Manchester

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 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 20.69% 20.83% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 3
Average daily rate £400 £336 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.95% +3.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.67
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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
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 24 Related IT Skills in Salford

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) NHS
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Office 365
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) SQL

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Salford by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Server Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Support
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) NHS
2 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) System Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) HP
1 1 (25.00%) VMware