The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Salford region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 10 12
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 3 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 10.34% 7.14% 7.69%
As % of the Vendors category 33.33% 66.67% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate £375 £400 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +100.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%
Vendors Category
Salford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
9 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 31.03% 10.71% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 10
Average daily rate £375 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £400 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
Microsoft
Manchester

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 30 Related IT Skills in Salford

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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%) MS Excel
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) QlikView
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (50.00%) Data Management
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (50.00%) Ajax
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (25.00%) Service Continuity Management
3 1 (25.00%) CISM
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Security Management
3 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (25.00%) NDS
3 1 (25.00%) CISSP
3 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Salford by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) QlikView
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Senior DBA
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) DBA
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Senior SQL Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Author
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Ajax
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
1 2 (50.00%) Data Management
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) Service Continuity Management
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Security Management
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Network Management
2 1 (25.00%) Use Case
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C#
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CISM
1 1 (25.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) NDS