Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 99 95 131
Rank change year-on-year -4 +36 -21
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 52 45 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.65% 1.52% 0.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.02% 10.42% 4.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 30 14
Manchester median daily rate £325 £428 £218
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.98% +96.55% -33.08%
10th Percentile £175 £140 £96
90th Percentile £590 £538 £388
North West median daily rate £311 £363 £238
% change year-on-year -14.28% +52.63% -32.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 2
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £13.35 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.87% +2.65% +30.00%
10th Percentile £16.87 £11.00 £11.45
90th Percentile £31.86 £20.21 £13.75
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £14.35 £14.86
% change year-on-year +39.42% -3.47% -12.59%

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 472 432 566
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 14.97% 14.57% 15.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 249 329
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £225 £163 £206
90th Percentile £575 £577 £578
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +2.50% -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 26 13
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £17.43 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.74% +20.21% -
10th Percentile £11.63 £13.52 £12.16
90th Percentile £32.50 £55.00 £33.85
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £38.13 £27.50
% change year-on-year -23.93% +38.64% -12.73%

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 14 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Manchester over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 14 November 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
Salford - 11 - - 1
Wigan +1 1 - -
Bolton 0 1 - - 2
Microsoft Certification
North West

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 45 (86.54%) Microsoft
2 39 (75.00%) Windows
3 34 (65.38%) MCSE
4 31 (59.62%) Active Directory
5 24 (46.15%) ITIL
5 24 (46.15%) VMware
6 23 (44.23%) MCSA
6 23 (44.23%) PowerShell
6 23 (44.23%) Microsoft Azure
7 18 (34.62%) DNS
8 17 (32.69%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (30.77%) Windows Server
10 13 (25.00%) Office 365
11 12 (23.08%) Change Control
11 12 (23.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 12 (23.08%) Management Information System
11 12 (23.08%) Migration
11 12 (23.08%) Degree
12 11 (21.15%) SCCM
12 11 (21.15%) Google
12 11 (21.15%) Cisco
12 11 (21.15%) Citrix
13 10 (19.23%) MCP
13 10 (19.23%) .NET
13 10 (19.23%) DevOps
13 10 (19.23%) Google Cloud Platform
14 9 (17.31%) Problem-Solving
14 9 (17.31%) Dell
14 9 (17.31%) Informatics
14 9 (17.31%) JSON

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 7 (13.46%) CMS
1 7 (13.46%) Drupal
2 5 (9.62%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.92%) IIS
3 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.92%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (13.46%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (13.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.92%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 23 (44.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (25.00%) Office 365
3 10 (19.23%) Google Cloud Platform
4 7 (13.46%) Boomi
4 7 (13.46%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.92%) G Suite
5 1 (1.92%) Mimecast
5 1 (1.92%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (34.62%) DNS
2 6 (11.54%) DHCP
2 6 (11.54%) SAN
2 6 (11.54%) VoIP
2 6 (11.54%) VPN
3 5 (9.62%) LAN
3 5 (9.62%) TCP/IP
3 5 (9.62%) WAN
4 4 (7.69%) Wireless
5 2 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (3.85%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (3.85%) Internet
5 2 (3.85%) iSCSI
5 2 (3.85%) NAS
6 1 (1.92%) Firewall
6 1 (1.92%) Network Security
6 1 (1.92%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.62%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.92%) OLTP
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.92%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.92%) GitLab
3 1 (1.92%) InstallShield
3 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.92%) MSI
3 1 (1.92%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.92%) Subversion
3 1 (1.92%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (13.46%) Retail
2 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.92%) Back Office
3 1 (1.92%) Banking
3 1 (1.92%) Finance
3 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (23.08%) Technical Engineer
2 7 (13.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (11.54%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (11.54%) Active Directory Engineer
3 6 (11.54%) Azure Consultant
3 6 (11.54%) Consultant
4 5 (9.62%) Developer
5 4 (7.69%) IT Support
6 3 (5.77%) Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (3.85%) Architect
7 2 (3.85%) Azure Architect
7 2 (3.85%) Azure Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Integration Consultant
7 2 (3.85%) Service Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Support Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (1.92%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (19.23%) .NET
2 9 (17.31%) JSON
3 8 (15.38%) REST
3 8 (15.38%) SOAP
3 8 (15.38%) XML
4 7 (13.46%) WSDL
5 1 (1.92%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.92%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.92%) SAML
5 1 (1.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.08%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.69%) Driving Licence
3 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.85%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.92%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.92%) PKI
5 1 (1.92%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 39 (75.00%) Windows
2 17 (32.69%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (30.77%) Windows Server
4 8 (15.38%) Windows 7
5 5 (9.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (7.69%) Windows 8
6 4 (7.69%) Windows XP
7 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.92%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (46.15%) ITIL
2 12 (23.08%) Change Control
2 12 (23.08%) Migration
3 10 (19.23%) DevOps
4 9 (17.31%) Informatics
4 9 (17.31%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (15.38%) CRM
5 8 (15.38%) Deployment Automation
6 7 (13.46%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (13.46%) Content Management
6 7 (13.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 7 (13.46%) Requirements Analysis
6 7 (13.46%) Test Automation
7 5 (9.62%) Change Management
8 4 (7.69%) PRINCE2
9 3 (5.77%) ITSM
9 3 (5.77%) Service Management
10 2 (3.85%) Service Delivery
10 2 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (3.85%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 23 (44.23%) PowerShell
2 8 (15.38%) C#
3 6 (11.54%) SQL
4 5 (9.62%) VB
5 3 (5.77%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.92%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (1.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 34 (65.38%) MCSE
2 23 (44.23%) MCSA
3 12 (23.08%) Degree
3 12 (23.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 10 (19.23%) MCP
5 8 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (13.46%) MCTS
7 6 (11.54%) CCNA
8 4 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (5.77%) MCITP
10 2 (3.85%) CCNP
11 1 (1.92%) CEH
11 1 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (59.62%) Active Directory
2 8 (15.38%) Hyper-V
2 8 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.77%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (3.85%) Xen
5 1 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.92%) vSphere
5 1 (1.92%) XenApp
5 1 (1.92%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (21.15%) SCCM
2 5 (9.62%) SCOM
3 2 (3.85%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.92%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.92%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.92%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 45 (86.54%) Microsoft
2 24 (46.15%) VMware
3 11 (21.15%) Cisco
3 11 (21.15%) Citrix
3 11 (21.15%) Google
4 9 (17.31%) Dell
5 8 (15.38%) Oracle
6 7 (13.46%) Informatica
6 7 (13.46%) MuleSoft
7 4 (7.69%) Altiris
7 4 (7.69%) Fortinet
7 4 (7.69%) Veeam
8 3 (5.77%) HP
8 3 (5.77%) Nimble Storage
9 2 (3.85%) IronPort
9 2 (3.85%) McAfee
9 2 (3.85%) Meraki
9 2 (3.85%) Polycom
10 1 (1.92%) arcserve
10 1 (1.92%) Remedy