Period
to 16 August 2018

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 16 August 2018 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 133 101 115
Rank change year-on-year -32 +14 -31
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 30 37 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.92% 1.29% 1.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.19% 9.00% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 23 18
Manchester median daily rate £344 £430 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.06% +91.11% +0.56%
10th Percentile £175 £270 £109
90th Percentile £563 £538 £379
North West median daily rate £350 £428 £300
% change year-on-year -18.13% +42.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Manchester median hourly rate £10.50 £11.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.55% -12.00% -12.28%
10th Percentile £10.25 £11.00 £11.05
90th Percentile £10.75 £11.00 £13.75
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £14.18
% change year-on-year -6.25% +12.83% -5.47%

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 417 411 563
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 12.80% 14.35% 15.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 224 302
Manchester median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.31% -0.06% +14.29%
10th Percentile £181 £161 £200
90th Percentile £575 £544 £525
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 14
Manchester median hourly rate £27.75 £15.75 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +76.19% +8.62% -3.33%
10th Percentile £13.52 £10.31 £11.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £44.88 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £39.75
% change year-on-year -9.68% -2.52% +30.24%

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 16 August 2018.

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 16 August 2018. 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
Wigan -5 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
North West

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 24 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 22 (73.33%) Windows
3 19 (63.33%) MCSE
4 15 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 14 (46.67%) Active Directory
6 12 (40.00%) VMware
7 11 (36.67%) Microsoft Azure
8 10 (33.33%) SCCM
9 9 (30.00%) MCTS
9 9 (30.00%) Cisco
9 9 (30.00%) Citrix
9 9 (30.00%) VPN
9 9 (30.00%) ITIL
9 9 (30.00%) PowerShell
10 8 (26.67%) Hyper-V
10 8 (26.67%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (26.67%) SCOM
11 7 (23.33%) JSON
11 7 (23.33%) MCSA
11 7 (23.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 7 (23.33%) Windows 7
11 7 (23.33%) DevOps
12 6 (20.00%) Office 365
12 6 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6 (20.00%) MCP
12 6 (20.00%) SQL
12 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
12 6 (20.00%) DHCP
12 6 (20.00%) DNS
12 6 (20.00%) SAN

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 5 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.67%) CMS
2 2 (6.67%) Drupal
2 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.67%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.33%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 11 (36.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (20.00%) Office 365
3 2 (6.67%) Boomi
3 2 (6.67%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (3.33%) Azure Machine Learning
4 1 (3.33%) G Suite
4 1 (3.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (30.00%) VPN
2 6 (20.00%) DHCP
2 6 (20.00%) DNS
2 6 (20.00%) SAN
3 5 (16.67%) LAN
3 5 (16.67%) WAN
4 4 (13.33%) Wireless
5 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
6 2 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (6.67%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (6.67%) iSCSI
6 2 (6.67%) NAS
6 2 (6.67%) Skype
6 2 (6.67%) VoIP
7 1 (3.33%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (3.33%) Internet
7 1 (3.33%) Network Security
7 1 (3.33%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (3.33%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (3.33%) Big Data
2 1 (3.33%) Data Mining
2 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.33%) OLTP
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (6.67%) Subversion
2 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (6.67%) Back Office
1 2 (6.67%) Retail
1 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.33%) Law
2 1 (3.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) IT Support
3 5 (16.67%) Azure Consultant
3 5 (16.67%) Consultant
4 4 (13.33%) Architect
4 4 (13.33%) Azure Architect
5 3 (10.00%) Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Developer
6 2 (6.67%) C# Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Desktop Support
6 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) IT Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Service Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) JSON
2 5 (16.67%) .NET
3 4 (13.33%) REST
3 4 (13.33%) SOAP
3 4 (13.33%) XML
4 2 (6.67%) .NET Framework
4 2 (6.67%) Entity Framework
4 2 (6.67%) Web Services
4 2 (6.67%) WSDL
5 1 (3.33%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Data Centre
1 4 (13.33%) Driving Licence
2 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.33%) PKI
4 1 (3.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (73.33%) Windows
2 15 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 7 (23.33%) Windows 7
4 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (13.33%) Windows XP
6 2 (6.67%) Linux
6 2 (6.67%) Windows 8
6 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.33%) AIX
7 1 (3.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) ITIL
2 8 (26.67%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (23.33%) DevOps
3 7 (23.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 5 (16.67%) Change Management
5 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (13.33%) Deployment Automation
5 4 (13.33%) PRINCE2
6 3 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (10.00%) CRM
7 2 (6.67%) Analytics
7 2 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (6.67%) Content Management
7 2 (6.67%) Dependency Injection
7 2 (6.67%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (6.67%) Line Management
7 2 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (6.67%) Test Automation
7 2 (6.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (30.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (20.00%) SQL
3 5 (16.67%) VB
4 4 (13.33%) C#
5 3 (10.00%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.33%) Java
6 1 (3.33%) Python
6 1 (3.33%) R
6 1 (3.33%) Scala
6 1 (3.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (63.33%) MCSE
2 9 (30.00%) MCTS
3 7 (23.33%) MCSA
4 6 (20.00%) MCP
5 5 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (16.67%) MCITP
6 4 (13.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (10.00%) CCNA
8 2 (6.67%) CCNP
8 2 (6.67%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (6.67%) Degree
9 1 (3.33%) A+ Certification
9 1 (3.33%) CEH
9 1 (3.33%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 8 (26.67%) Hyper-V
3 6 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (6.67%) Xen
5 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (33.33%) SCCM
2 8 (26.67%) SCOM
3 5 (16.67%) SCVMM
4 1 (3.33%) Backup Exec
4 1 (3.33%) HP SIM
4 1 (3.33%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (3.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 24 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (40.00%) VMware
3 9 (30.00%) Cisco
3 9 (30.00%) Citrix
4 4 (13.33%) Altiris
5 3 (10.00%) Dell
5 3 (10.00%) HP
5 3 (10.00%) Oracle
6 2 (6.67%) Informatica
6 2 (6.67%) IronPort
6 2 (6.67%) McAfee
6 2 (6.67%) Meraki
6 2 (6.67%) MuleSoft
6 2 (6.67%) Nimble Storage
6 2 (6.67%) Polycom
7 1 (3.33%) arcserve
7 1 (3.33%) Bomgar
7 1 (3.33%) Google
7 1 (3.33%) Kaspersky
7 1 (3.33%) Veeam