Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 113 136 127
Rank change year-on-year +23 -9 -35
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 30 15 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.10% 0.50% 0.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.28% 3.11% 5.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 17
Manchester median daily rate £269 £195 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.82% -51.25% +7.38%
10th Percentile £127 £95 £122
90th Percentile £538 £501 £458
North West median daily rate £314 £350 £370
% change year-on-year -10.36% -5.41% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Manchester median hourly rate £13.35 - £15.00
10th Percentile £11.00 - £14.00
90th Percentile £20.21 - £16.00
North West median hourly rate £12.25 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -23.44% -8.57% +22.81%

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 412 483 495
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 15.04% 16.16% 13.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 286 262
Manchester median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £177 £219 £238
90th Percentile £619 £606 £520
North West median daily rate £411 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -3.24% +6.25% +6.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 6 9
Manchester median hourly rate £17.43 £29.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.90% +65.71% +34.62%
10th Percentile £13.36 £19.00 £14.20
90th Percentile £56.25 £43.00 £48.00
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £39.38 £35.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% +33.03%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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
Altrincham - 2 £269 -
Rochdale - 2 £140 -
Wigan - 2 - -
Stockport -2 1 - - 4
Microsoft Certification
North West

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 26 (86.67%) Microsoft
2 15 (50.00%) Windows
3 14 (46.67%) Active Directory
4 11 (36.67%) MCSE
5 10 (33.33%) Windows Server
6 9 (30.00%) VMware
7 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (23.33%) MCITP
8 7 (23.33%) ITIL
8 7 (23.33%) Citrix
9 6 (20.00%) MCSA
9 6 (20.00%) DNS
9 6 (20.00%) WAN
9 6 (20.00%) MS Exchange
9 6 (20.00%) LAN
9 6 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 6 (20.00%) Office 365
10 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (16.67%) Mentoring
10 5 (16.67%) Dynamics AX
10 5 (16.67%) Windows 7
10 5 (16.67%) Windows 10
10 5 (16.67%) X++
10 5 (16.67%) Service Management
10 5 (16.67%) SLA
10 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
11 4 (13.33%) Apple
11 4 (13.33%) DHCP
11 4 (13.33%) VPN

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 6 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.33%) IBM Notes
3 1 (3.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.33%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (20.00%) Office 365
2 3 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.33%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (3.33%) IaaS
3 1 (3.33%) OneDrive
3 1 (3.33%) PaaS
3 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.00%) DNS
1 6 (20.00%) LAN
1 6 (20.00%) WAN
2 4 (13.33%) DHCP
2 4 (13.33%) VPN
3 3 (10.00%) NAS
3 3 (10.00%) SAN
3 3 (10.00%) VoIP
4 2 (6.67%) Firewall
4 2 (6.67%) Internet
4 2 (6.67%) ISDN
4 2 (6.67%) Skype
5 1 (3.33%) MPLS
5 1 (3.33%) PBX
5 1 (3.33%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (3.33%) Unified Communications
5 1 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.33%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Subversion
1 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Dutch Language
2 1 (3.33%) French Language
2 1 (3.33%) German Language
2 1 (3.33%) Investment Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Law
2 1 (3.33%) Legal
2 1 (3.33%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Analyst
2 6 (20.00%) Support Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Developer
3 5 (16.67%) Dynamics AX Developer
4 3 (10.00%) IT Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) IT Support
4 3 (10.00%) IT Support Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (6.67%) Administrator
5 2 (6.67%) Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Desktop Support
5 2 (6.67%) PC Support
5 2 (6.67%) Service Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) Web Services
2 1 (3.33%) .NET
2 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.33%) Entity Framework
2 1 (3.33%) JSON
2 1 (3.33%) REST
2 1 (3.33%) SOAP
2 1 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.33%) BYOD
2 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.33%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.33%) iPhone
2 1 (3.33%) Smartphone
2 1 (3.33%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.33%) User Experience
2 1 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (50.00%) Windows
2 10 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 5 (16.67%) Windows 10
3 5 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (13.33%) Apple iOS
4 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.33%) Mac OS X
6 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (23.33%) ITIL
3 5 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 5 (16.67%) Service Management
4 4 (13.33%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 3 (10.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (6.67%) Migration
7 1 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (3.33%) Data Analysis
7 1 (3.33%) Data Management
7 1 (3.33%) Document Management
7 1 (3.33%) ITSM
7 1 (3.33%) MVC
7 1 (3.33%) Network Design
7 1 (3.33%) Programme Management
7 1 (3.33%) Release Management
7 1 (3.33%) Scrum
7 1 (3.33%) Time Management
7 1 (3.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) X++
2 4 (13.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.33%) C#
3 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.33%) SQL
3 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.33%) VB
3 1 (3.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (36.67%) MCSE
2 7 (23.33%) MCITP
3 6 (20.00%) MCSA
4 3 (10.00%) CCNA
4 3 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (10.00%) MCP
4 3 (10.00%) MCTS
4 3 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (6.67%) Degree
5 2 (6.67%) MCSD
6 1 (3.33%) A+ Certification
6 1 (3.33%) CCA
6 1 (3.33%) CCIE
6 1 (3.33%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (3.33%) MCDST
6 1 (3.33%) MOS
6 1 (3.33%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) SLA
2 1 (3.33%) ISO 9001
2 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (13.33%) Hyper-V
3 4 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.33%) Terminal Server
4 1 (3.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) SCCM
2 2 (6.67%) SCOM
2 2 (6.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (3.33%) AirWatch
3 1 (3.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 26 (86.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (30.00%) VMware
3 7 (23.33%) Citrix
4 4 (13.33%) Apple
5 2 (6.67%) Oracle
5 2 (6.67%) Veeam
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco
6 1 (3.33%) Ivanti
6 1 (3.33%) Lotus
6 1 (3.33%) SolarWinds