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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
North West / Manchester
Rank 83 89 84
Rank change year-on-year +6 -5  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 7 17 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.54% 0.95% 0.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.54% 6.80% 5.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 5
Median daily rate £350 £110 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +218.18% -70.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £110 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £268 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £313
% change year-on-year -8.57% +12.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -10.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -2.77% +33.33%  

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 198 250 245
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 15.15% 13.94% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 126 114
Median daily rate £413 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £178 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £680 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 6
Median hourly rate £51.00 £48.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +220.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 March 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
Salford - 1 £275 -
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) MCSE
3 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (50.00%) MCITP
3 6 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (41.67%) MCP
5 4 (33.33%) Citrix
5 4 (33.33%) LAN
5 4 (33.33%) WAN
5 4 (33.33%) SQL
5 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 3 (25.00%) .NET
6 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
6 3 (25.00%) VMware
6 3 (25.00%) CCNA
6 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (25.00%) iPad
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (25.00%) MCTS
6 3 (25.00%) JIRA
6 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (16.67%) Firewall
7 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
7 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (16.67%) Windows 7

Microsoft Certification
Top Related 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 1 (8.33%) Confluence
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (8.33%) IBM Notes
1 1 (8.33%) IIS
1 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Foundation
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) LAN
1 4 (33.33%) WAN
2 2 (16.67%) DHCP
2 2 (16.67%) DNS
2 2 (16.67%) Firewall
2 2 (16.67%) VoIP
3 1 (8.33%) Internet
3 1 (8.33%) Intranet
3 1 (8.33%) Network Security
3 1 (8.33%) VLAN
3 1 (8.33%) VPN
3 1 (8.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
3 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (8.33%) AccuRev
2 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Games
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
1 5 (41.67%) Support Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Support
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (16.67%) Web Services
3 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (8.33%) SAML
3 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) iPad
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Life Science
2 1 (8.33%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
4 1 (8.33%) Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (8.33%) Document Management
2 1 (8.33%) Identity Management
2 1 (8.33%) IT Strategy
2 1 (8.33%) Open Source
2 1 (8.33%) SOA
2 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management
2 1 (8.33%) TDD
2 1 (8.33%) Time Management
2 1 (8.33%) UML
2 1 (8.33%) Validation
2 1 (8.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (8.33%) VB
2 1 (8.33%) VB6
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) MCSE
2 6 (50.00%) MCITP
3 5 (41.67%) MCP
4 3 (25.00%) CCNA
4 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (25.00%) MCTS
5 2 (16.67%) MCSA
5 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 1 (8.33%) CCA
6 1 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (8.33%) Degree
6 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
6 1 (8.33%) MCPD
6 1 (8.33%) NCDA
6 1 (8.33%) NCIE
6 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
6 1 (8.33%) VCAP
6 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
2 1 (8.33%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (8.33%) Shibboleth
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) Citrix
3 3 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (8.33%) Apple
4 1 (8.33%) Atlassian
4 1 (8.33%) Avaya
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco
4 1 (8.33%) Infor
4 1 (8.33%) Lotus
4 1 (8.33%) NetApp