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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Manchester / Salford
Rank 15 13 9
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 11 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 13.41% 6.06% 8.33%
As % of the Vendors category 20.00% 25.00% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 2
Median daily rate £413 £170 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+142.64% -47.69%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £10.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.57
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.95%

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
55 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 67.07% 24.24% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 7 4
Median daily rate £525 £423 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.26% +30.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £10.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-19.53% +22.85%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017, 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 11 (57.89%) .NET
2 6 (31.58%) DHCP
2 6 (31.58%) DNS
2 6 (31.58%) Apple
2 6 (31.58%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (26.32%) Google Cloud Platform
3 5 (26.32%) Puppet
3 5 (26.32%) Jenkins
3 5 (26.32%) Xen
3 5 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (26.32%) Jetty
3 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
3 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (26.32%) nginx
3 5 (26.32%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (26.32%) Google App Engine
3 5 (26.32%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (26.32%) Open Source
3 5 (26.32%) Security Operations
3 5 (26.32%) Travis CI
3 5 (26.32%) Mongrel
3 5 (26.32%) CISSP
3 5 (26.32%) Configuration Management
3 5 (26.32%) IPsec
3 5 (26.32%) VMware
3 5 (26.32%) Google
3 5 (26.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (26.32%) WebSphere
3 5 (26.32%) SSL
3 5 (26.32%) IBM

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 5 (26.32%) Apache
1 5 (26.32%) IIS
1 5 (26.32%) Jetty
1 5 (26.32%) Mongrel
1 5 (26.32%) nginx
1 5 (26.32%) Tomcat
1 5 (26.32%) WebSphere
2 2 (10.53%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (26.32%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (26.32%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (26.32%) Google App Engine
1 5 (26.32%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) DHCP
1 6 (31.58%) DNS
2 5 (26.32%) FTP
2 5 (26.32%) HTTP
2 5 (26.32%) IPsec
2 5 (26.32%) SSL
2 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
3 4 (21.05%) LAN
3 4 (21.05%) WAN
4 3 (15.79%) Firewall
4 3 (15.79%) VoIP
4 3 (15.79%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Jenkins
1 5 (26.32%) Travis CI
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Developer
2 3 (15.79%) CRM Developer
2 3 (15.79%) DBA
2 3 (15.79%) Head of Cybersecurity
2 3 (15.79%) Head of Security
2 3 (15.79%) SQL DBA
3 2 (10.53%) Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) Head of Operations
3 2 (10.53%) Project Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Developer
4 1 (5.26%) .NET Developer
4 1 (5.26%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (5.26%) Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) DevOps Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Head of Service Management
4 1 (5.26%) Service Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (57.89%) .NET
2 5 (26.32%) J2EE
2 5 (26.32%) Servlets
3 3 (15.79%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET
5 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
5 1 (5.26%) HTML
5 1 (5.26%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.53%) NHS
2 2 (10.53%) Replication
2 2 (10.53%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Linux
1 5 (26.32%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) Unix
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (26.32%) Configuration Management
2 5 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (26.32%) CRM
2 5 (26.32%) Open Source
2 5 (26.32%) Security Operations
3 4 (21.05%) DevOps
4 3 (15.79%) Information Security
4 3 (15.79%) Migration
4 3 (15.79%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (15.79%) Patch Management
4 3 (15.79%) Risk Management
4 3 (15.79%) Service Management
4 3 (15.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 3 (15.79%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (10.53%) Change Management
5 2 (10.53%) Document Management
5 2 (10.53%) Operations Management
5 2 (10.53%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) Java
2 4 (21.05%) C#
2 4 (21.05%) SQL
3 3 (15.79%) C++
4 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) CISSP
1 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) Degree
2 3 (15.79%) SANS
2 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) SSCP
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (26.32%) Xen
2 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) Puppet
2 3 (15.79%) QRadar
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Apple
2 5 (26.32%) Google
2 5 (26.32%) IBM
2 5 (26.32%) VMware
3 3 (15.79%) LogRhythm
3 3 (15.79%) Splunk
4 2 (10.53%) HP
4 2 (10.53%) ServiceNow
5 1 (5.26%) SAP