Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certification
North West > Manchester
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 131 111
Rank change year-on-year +26 -20 -40
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 37 25 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.26% 0.70% 1.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.69% 4.55% 7.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 14 28
Manchester median daily rate £350 £218 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +60.92% -32.56% +0.78%
10th Percentile £140 £96 £121
90th Percentile £513 £388 £425
North West median daily rate £313 £238 £350
% change year-on-year +31.58% -32.14% +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Manchester median hourly rate £13.35 £12.50 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.76% +25.00% -25.93%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £9.00
90th Percentile £20.21 £13.75 £11.00
North West median hourly rate £13.00 £16.00 £16.92
% change year-on-year -18.75% -5.44% +12.80%

Microsoft Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Manchester
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 426 549 558
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 14.49% 15.48% 14.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 323 281
Manchester median daily rate £388 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.63% +10.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £163 £205 £228
90th Percentile £575 £585 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £420 £400
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +6.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 12 11
Manchester median hourly rate £17.43 £14.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.21% - -
10th Percentile £13.56 £12.12 £9.50
90th Percentile £55.00 £34.18 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £38.88 £26.25 £30.52
% change year-on-year +48.10% -13.99% +54.53%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Manchester

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Manchester

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Manchester over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in Manchester

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Manchester

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Altrincham - 3 £275 - 1
Bolton - 3 £400 -
Wigan - 2 - -
Rochdale - 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
North West

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 30 (81.08%) Microsoft
2 22 (59.46%) Active Directory
3 18 (48.65%) Windows
4 13 (35.14%) ITIL
4 13 (35.14%) MS Exchange
4 13 (35.14%) Windows Server
5 12 (32.43%) DNS
5 12 (32.43%) MCSE
5 12 (32.43%) VMware
6 11 (29.73%) Office 365
7 10 (27.03%) Microsoft Office
8 9 (24.32%) MCSA
8 9 (24.32%) LAN
8 9 (24.32%) WAN
8 9 (24.32%) DHCP
9 8 (21.62%) MCP
9 8 (21.62%) Citrix
9 8 (21.62%) Dynamics AX
9 8 (21.62%) X++
9 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (21.62%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (21.62%) Windows 10
10 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (18.92%) Microsoft Azure
10 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (18.92%) Service Management
11 6 (16.22%) MCITP
11 6 (16.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (16.22%) SLA
11 6 (16.22%) Exchange Server 2010

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 13 (35.14%) MS Exchange
2 6 (16.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (10.81%) SharePoint
4 3 (8.11%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (8.11%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.70%) IBM Notes
6 1 (2.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (27.03%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (21.62%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (29.73%) Office 365
2 7 (18.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (10.81%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.70%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (2.70%) OneDrive
4 1 (2.70%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (32.43%) DNS
2 9 (24.32%) DHCP
2 9 (24.32%) LAN
2 9 (24.32%) WAN
3 5 (13.51%) VPN
4 4 (10.81%) VoIP
5 3 (8.11%) Firewall
5 3 (8.11%) ISDN
5 3 (8.11%) MPLS
6 2 (5.41%) Junos
6 2 (5.41%) NAS
6 2 (5.41%) Network Security
6 2 (5.41%) SAN
6 2 (5.41%) SSL
6 2 (5.41%) TCP/IP
6 2 (5.41%) VLAN
7 1 (2.70%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (2.70%) iSCSI
7 1 (2.70%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (2.70%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.70%) Power BI
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MorphX
2 2 (5.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (8.11%) Legal
1 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.41%) General Ledger
3 1 (2.70%) Dutch Language
3 1 (2.70%) Finance
3 1 (2.70%) French Language
3 1 (2.70%) German Language
3 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.70%) Retail
3 1 (2.70%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) Analyst
2 10 (27.03%) Support Analyst
3 7 (18.92%) Developer
4 6 (16.22%) Dynamics AX Developer
5 4 (10.81%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (10.81%) IT Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) IT Support
5 4 (10.81%) IT Support Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 2 (5.41%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) 2nd/3rd Line Technical Support
7 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Technical Support
7 2 (5.41%) Dynamics AX Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) Identity and Access Management Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Lead Network Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Office 365 Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Server Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) .NET
1 3 (8.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.41%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.41%) Cyberthreat
2 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.70%) BYOD
3 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.70%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.70%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.70%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 18 (48.65%) Windows
2 13 (35.14%) Windows Server
3 8 (21.62%) Windows 10
3 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (13.51%) Windows 7
6 3 (8.11%) Apple iOS
6 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (35.14%) ITIL
2 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (18.92%) Service Management
3 5 (13.51%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (13.51%) Mentoring
4 4 (10.81%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (10.81%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (8.11%) IT Strategy
5 3 (8.11%) PRINCE2
5 3 (8.11%) Workflow
6 2 (5.41%) Change Management
6 2 (5.41%) Coaching
6 2 (5.41%) Identity Access Management
6 2 (5.41%) ITIL V3
6 2 (5.41%) Load Balancing
6 2 (5.41%) Password Management
6 2 (5.41%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (5.41%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.41%) SIEM
6 2 (5.41%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.62%) X++
2 4 (10.81%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.41%) SQL
4 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (32.43%) MCSE
2 9 (24.32%) MCSA
3 8 (21.62%) MCP
4 6 (16.22%) MCITP
4 6 (16.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (10.81%) CCNA
5 4 (10.81%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (8.11%) Network+ Certification
7 2 (5.41%) ACSP
7 2 (5.41%) CISSP
7 2 (5.41%) HP AIS
7 2 (5.41%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (5.41%) MCSD
8 1 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (2.70%) Degree
8 1 (2.70%) MCDST
8 1 (2.70%) MCTS
8 1 (2.70%) MOS
8 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
8 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.22%) SLA
2 1 (2.70%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 22 (59.46%) Active Directory
2 8 (21.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (10.81%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (8.11%) Hyper-V
5 2 (5.41%) ProxySG
5 2 (5.41%) vSphere
5 2 (5.41%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.70%) Terminal Server
6 1 (2.70%) Xen
6 1 (2.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) SCCM
2 2 (5.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.70%) SCOM
3 1 (2.70%) WMI
Vendors
1 30 (81.08%) Microsoft
2 12 (32.43%) VMware
3 8 (21.62%) Citrix
4 5 (13.51%) Apple
5 4 (10.81%) HP
6 3 (8.11%) Juniper
7 2 (5.41%) Blue Coat
7 2 (5.41%) CheckPoint
7 2 (5.41%) Cisco
7 2 (5.41%) Palo Alto
7 2 (5.41%) Veeam
8 1 (2.70%) AppSense
8 1 (2.70%) iManage
8 1 (2.70%) IronPort
8 1 (2.70%) Nimble Storage
8 1 (2.70%) Polycom
8 1 (2.70%) ServiceNow
8 1 (2.70%) Snow
8 1 (2.70%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.70%) Xerox