The median contractor rate for a Microsoft Consultant was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Consultant
North West / Manchester
Rank 88 102 94
Rank change year-on-year +14 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 4 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.30% 0.22% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.24% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 1
Median daily rate £400 £360 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -40.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -10.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1256 1697 1545
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 94.86% 94.54% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 791 982 808
Median daily rate £375 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.06% +12.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 34 48
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.64 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.89% +11.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £13.50 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Microsoft Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester that featured Microsoft Consultant in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Consultant in Manchester

Microsoft Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Consultant in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Consultant in Manchester

Microsoft Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Consultant in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Consultant in Manchester

Microsoft Consultant
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 Consultant within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 25 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
Wigan - 2 £450 -
Microsoft Consultant
North West

Microsoft Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Microsoft Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region featuring Microsoft Consultant in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
3 3 (42.86%) CRM
3 3 (42.86%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (28.57%) Windows
4 2 (28.57%) Skype for Business
4 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (28.57%) Change Control
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 2 (28.57%) MS Project Server
4 2 (28.57%) Polycom
4 2 (28.57%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 2 (28.57%) HP
4 2 (28.57%) Advertising
4 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
4 2 (28.57%) DNS
4 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (28.57%) MS Project
5 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
5 1 (14.29%) C#
5 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 1 (14.29%) .NET

Microsoft Consultant Skill Set
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 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
1 2 (28.57%) MS Project Server
1 2 (28.57%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 2 (28.57%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) DNS
General
1 2 (28.57%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) CRM
2 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
2 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (28.57%) Change Control
2 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) HP
2 2 (28.57%) Polycom
2 2 (28.57%) VMware