Period
to 21 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Microsoft Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

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.

Microsoft Consultant
North West > Manchester
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 153 133 145
Rank change year-on-year -20 +12 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 4 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.12% 0.25% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.26% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 4
Manchester median daily rate £500 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -30.43%
10th Percentile £455 £350 £328
90th Percentile £525 £515 £531
North West median daily rate £525 £400 £450
% change year-on-year +31.25% -11.11% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Manchester
Contract vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 3,077 2,653 3,498
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.00% 94.11% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,954 1,602 2,060
Manchester median daily rate £400 £375 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -5.06% +12.86%
10th Percentile £250 £213 £225
90th Percentile £575 £545 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 95 81
Manchester median hourly rate £18.15 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.06% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £11.91 £10.60 £10.25
90th Percentile £41.40 £43.75 £36.00
North West median hourly rate £18.79 £22.00 £18.99
% change year-on-year -14.59% +15.88% +2.68%

Microsoft Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings that featured Microsoft Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Consultant in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Consultant in Manchester

Microsoft Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, Microsoft Consultant contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring Microsoft Consultant in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (50.00%) JSON
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (25.00%) SCOM
4 1 (25.00%) SCVMM
4 1 (25.00%) Dimensional Modelling
4 1 (25.00%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (25.00%) R
4 1 (25.00%) Machine Learning
4 1 (25.00%) Big Data
4 1 (25.00%) GitHub
4 1 (25.00%) Kimball Methodology
4 1 (25.00%) Analytics
4 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (25.00%) DevOps
4 1 (25.00%) User Experience
4 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (25.00%) Azure Machine Learning
4 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) Retail
4 1 (25.00%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (25.00%) Marketing
4 1 (25.00%) C

Microsoft Consultant Skill Set
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:

Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (25.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (25.00%) Azure Machine Learning
2 1 (25.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (25.00%) Big Data
1 1 (25.00%) Data Mining
1 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Marketing
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (25.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Analytics
1 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (25.00%) CRM
1 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (25.00%) DevOps
1 1 (25.00%) Dimensional Modelling
1 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (25.00%) Kimball Methodology
1 1 (25.00%) Machine Learning
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
1 1 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (25.00%) Python
1 1 (25.00%) R
1 1 (25.00%) Scala
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCOM
1 1 (25.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) VMware