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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 85 54
Rank change year-on-year +19 -31  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 25 17 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.83% 0.94% 2.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.02% 6.46% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 21
Median daily rate £440 £294 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +49.78% +54.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £140 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £358 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £330 £340
% change year-on-year -3.03% -2.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 8
Median hourly rate £11.00 £13.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.38% +4.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.52 £23.78 £18.50
% change year-on-year -5.29% +28.54%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester.

Academic & Professional Certification
Manchester
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 208 263 285
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 15.22% 14.59% 18.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 130 134
Median daily rate £413 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £213 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 17
Median hourly rate £11.00 £13.50 £16.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.51% -18.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £12.58 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.21 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.25% +25.22%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wigan - 3 - -
Microsoft Certification
North West

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 25 (78.13%) Microsoft
2 16 (50.00%) MCP
2 16 (50.00%) Windows
2 16 (50.00%) Office 365
3 12 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 11 (34.38%) ITIL
4 11 (34.38%) MS Exchange
4 11 (34.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (34.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (34.38%) Windows Server
5 10 (31.25%) Windows 10
5 10 (31.25%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (28.13%) MCSE
7 8 (25.00%) DHCP
7 8 (25.00%) DNS
7 8 (25.00%) Citrix
7 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (21.88%) Cybersecurity
8 7 (21.88%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (21.88%) Identity Access Management
8 7 (21.88%) Data Centre
8 7 (21.88%) PowerShell
8 7 (21.88%) MCSA
8 7 (21.88%) Password Management
8 7 (21.88%) VMware
9 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
9 6 (18.75%) SC Cleared
9 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
10 5 (15.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

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 11 (34.38%) Exchange Server 2010
1 11 (34.38%) MS Exchange
2 8 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (3.13%) Confluence
4 1 (3.13%) IIS
4 1 (3.13%) SharePoint Foundation
4 1 (3.13%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (50.00%) Office 365
2 10 (31.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (12.50%) Yammer
4 2 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.00%) DHCP
1 8 (25.00%) DNS
2 5 (15.63%) LAN
2 5 (15.63%) WAN
3 2 (6.25%) VoIP
4 1 (3.13%) Intranet
4 1 (3.13%) iSCSI
4 1 (3.13%) NAS
4 1 (3.13%) Network Security
4 1 (3.13%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) NoSQL
2 2 (6.25%) RDBMS
2 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (3.13%) Power BI
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) JIRA
2 2 (6.25%) AccuRev
General
1 2 (6.25%) Finance
1 2 (6.25%) Games
2 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Analyst
1 7 (21.88%) Identity and Access Management Engineer
1 7 (21.88%) Support Analyst
2 6 (18.75%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (15.63%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (9.38%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 3 (9.38%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 3 (9.38%) Desktop Support
4 3 (9.38%) PC Support
4 3 (9.38%) Support Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Technical Support
4 3 (9.38%) Technical Support Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) 2nd/3rd Line Technical Support
5 2 (6.25%) Applications Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) .NET
2 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET
2 2 (6.25%) Web Services
3 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 1 (3.13%) CSS
3 1 (3.13%) HTML
3 1 (3.13%) WinForms
3 1 (3.13%) WPF
3 1 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Data Centre
1 7 (21.88%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (9.38%) Computer Science
2 3 (9.38%) iPad
3 2 (6.25%) Online Games
4 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.13%) Clustering
4 1 (3.13%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 16 (50.00%) Windows
2 11 (34.38%) Windows Server
2 11 (34.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (31.25%) Windows 10
4 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.13%) Linux
5 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) ITIL
2 7 (21.88%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (21.88%) Identity Access Management
2 7 (21.88%) Password Management
3 5 (15.63%) ITIL V3
4 4 (12.50%) Compliance Management
4 4 (12.50%) IT Strategy
4 4 (12.50%) Problem Management
5 3 (9.38%) Project Management
6 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (6.25%) Service Management
7 1 (3.13%) CRM
7 1 (3.13%) Document Management
7 1 (3.13%) Load Balancing
7 1 (3.13%) MVC
7 1 (3.13%) Supplier Management
7 1 (3.13%) Task Automation
7 1 (3.13%) Time Management
7 1 (3.13%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) PowerShell
2 4 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (3.13%) C#
3 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (50.00%) MCP
2 9 (28.13%) MCSE
3 7 (21.88%) MCSA
4 6 (18.75%) SC Cleared
4 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
5 5 (15.63%) MCITP
5 5 (15.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (12.50%) Degree
7 3 (9.38%) ACSP
7 3 (9.38%) CCNA
7 3 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (9.38%) HP AIS
7 3 (9.38%) MCTS
7 3 (9.38%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (6.25%) MCPD
9 1 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
9 1 (3.13%) NCDA
9 1 (3.13%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.13%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.38%) vSphere
4 2 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) SCCM
2 2 (6.25%) WMI
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 25 (78.13%) Microsoft
2 8 (25.00%) Citrix
3 7 (21.88%) VMware
4 4 (12.50%) Apple
4 4 (12.50%) ServiceNow
5 3 (9.38%) HP
6 2 (6.25%) iManage
6 2 (6.25%) NetApp
7 1 (3.13%) Atlassian
7 1 (3.13%) Avaya
7 1 (3.13%) Cisco
7 1 (3.13%) Google
7 1 (3.13%) Snow