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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 25 September 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.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 11 5 15
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 7 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 12.28% 12.50% 4.35%
As % of the Vendors category 36.84% 33.33% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
Median daily rate £356 £275 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.54% -15.38%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.60 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
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
19 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 33.33% 37.50% 19.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 5
Median daily rate £461 £275 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+67.72% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £268 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £564 £334
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £13.60 £14.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.24% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.93 £17.77 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+6.49% -1.27%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Salford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Salford region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 September 2016.

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 25 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Salford region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) NHS
3 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (25.00%) WAN
3 2 (25.00%) DHCP
3 2 (25.00%) DNS
3 2 (25.00%) Linux
3 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (25.00%) LAN
3 2 (25.00%) Unix
4 1 (12.50%) Firewall
4 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (12.50%) IPsec
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) VMware
4 1 (12.50%) Information Security
4 1 (12.50%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (12.50%) Patch Management
4 1 (12.50%) Security Patching
4 1 (12.50%) ELK Stack
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 1 (12.50%) QRadar
4 1 (12.50%) SANS
4 1 (12.50%) Travis CI
4 1 (12.50%) Mongrel
4 1 (12.50%) VoIP
4 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
4 1 (12.50%) Apache

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Salford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Apache
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (12.50%) IIS
2 1 (12.50%) Jetty
2 1 (12.50%) Mongrel
2 1 (12.50%) nginx
2 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
2 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (12.50%) Google App Engine
1 1 (12.50%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) DHCP
1 2 (25.00%) DNS
1 2 (25.00%) LAN
1 2 (25.00%) WAN
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) FTP
2 1 (12.50%) HTTP
2 1 (12.50%) IPsec
2 1 (12.50%) SSL
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) VoIP
2 1 (12.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 1 (12.50%) Travis CI
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Administrator
2 3 (37.50%) Project Administrator
3 2 (25.00%) Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Service Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) DBA
4 1 (12.50%) Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (12.50%) Linux Systems Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) SQL DBA
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) ELK Stack
1 1 (12.50%) J2EE
1 1 (12.50%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (37.50%) NHS
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) Unix
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
1 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (12.50%) Information Security
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL
1 1 (12.50%) Migration
1 1 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
1 1 (12.50%) Open Source
1 1 (12.50%) Patch Management
1 1 (12.50%) Security Patching
1 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Java
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) CISSP
1 1 (12.50%) SANS
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) SSCP
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Puppet
1 1 (12.50%) QRadar
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Apple
1 1 (12.50%) Google
1 1 (12.50%) IBM
1 1 (12.50%) LANDesk
1 1 (12.50%) LogRhythm
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle
1 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
1 1 (12.50%) Splunk
1 1 (12.50%) VMware