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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Manchester / Salford
Rank 17 14 9
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 5 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 7.58% 7.69% 3.70%
As % of the Vendors category 11.90% 50.00% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
Median daily rate £356 £180 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+97.91% -52.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.60 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.02 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +3.33%

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
42 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 63.64% 15.38% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 6 2
Median daily rate £450 £190 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+136.84% -45.32%
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.60 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.20 £23.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-20.89% +33.33%

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 24 January 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 24 January 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 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
2 4 (30.77%) .NET
2 4 (30.77%) Apple
2 4 (30.77%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (23.08%) Security Operations
3 3 (23.08%) Risk Management
3 3 (23.08%) Migration
3 3 (23.08%) Service Management
3 3 (23.08%) Degree
3 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 3 (23.08%) CISSP
3 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
4 2 (15.38%) C#
4 2 (15.38%) C++
4 2 (15.38%) CRM
4 2 (15.38%) Windows
4 2 (15.38%) LAN
4 2 (15.38%) NHS
4 2 (15.38%) WAN
4 2 (15.38%) DHCP
4 2 (15.38%) DNS
4 2 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (15.38%) Operations Management
4 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
4 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
4 2 (15.38%) People Management
4 2 (15.38%) ServiceNow
5 1 (7.69%) Network Monitoring

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 1 (7.69%) Apache
1 1 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (7.69%) IIS
1 1 (7.69%) Jetty
1 1 (7.69%) Mongrel
1 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.69%) nginx
1 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
1 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (7.69%) Google App Engine
1 1 (7.69%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) DHCP
1 2 (15.38%) DNS
1 2 (15.38%) LAN
1 2 (15.38%) WAN
2 1 (7.69%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) FTP
2 1 (7.69%) HTTP
2 1 (7.69%) IPsec
2 1 (7.69%) SSL
2 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.69%) VoIP
2 1 (7.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
1 1 (7.69%) Travis CI
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Administrator
1 4 (30.77%) Developer
1 4 (30.77%) Project Administrator
2 3 (23.08%) Head of Cybersecurity
2 3 (23.08%) Head of Security
3 2 (15.38%) DBA
3 2 (15.38%) Head of Operations
3 2 (15.38%) SQL DBA
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Developer
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) CRM Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Head of Service Management
4 1 (7.69%) Service Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
2 1 (7.69%) ELK Stack
2 1 (7.69%) HTML
2 1 (7.69%) HTML5
2 1 (7.69%) J2EE
2 1 (7.69%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) NHS
3 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Unix
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (23.08%) Migration
2 3 (23.08%) Risk Management
2 3 (23.08%) Security Operations
2 3 (23.08%) Service Management
3 2 (15.38%) CRM
3 2 (15.38%) Operations Management
3 2 (15.38%) People Management
4 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.69%) Change Management
4 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (7.69%) Document Management
4 1 (7.69%) Information Security
4 1 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (7.69%) Open Source
4 1 (7.69%) Patch Management
4 1 (7.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (7.69%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) C#
2 2 (15.38%) C++
3 1 (7.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) CISSP
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) SANS
3 1 (7.69%) SSCP
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (7.69%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Puppet
1 1 (7.69%) QRadar
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Apple
2 2 (15.38%) ServiceNow
3 1 (7.69%) Google
3 1 (7.69%) IBM
3 1 (7.69%) LogRhythm
3 1 (7.69%) SAP
3 1 (7.69%) Splunk
3 1 (7.69%) VMware
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