Period
to 23 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Microsoft Consultant was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 142 130 152
Rank change year-on-year -12 +22 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 4 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.13% 0.17% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.18% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 4
Manchester median daily rate £513 £425 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.59% -8.11% -9.31%
10th Percentile £479 £383 £363
90th Percentile £536 £484 £534
North West median daily rate £513 £425 £500
% change year-on-year +20.59% -15.00% -
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 2,974 2,715 3,426
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.89% 94.90% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,841 1,686 2,146
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £225 £232 £238
90th Percentile £563 £563 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 113 86
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +15.25% -3.67%
10th Percentile £11.14 £11.27 £10.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £43.40 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £19.13 £16.50
% change year-on-year +4.58% +15.91% -12.58%

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 23 October 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 2 (50.00%) CRM
2 2 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (25.00%) JSON
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) Ivanti
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Time Management
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (25.00%) Translating Business Requirements
3 1 (25.00%) Ticket Management
3 1 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (25.00%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (25.00%) Task Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (25.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Dynamics NAV

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (25.00%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio Team System
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (25.00%) Task Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Ticket Management
2 1 (25.00%) Time Management
2 1 (25.00%) Translating Business Requirements
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Ivanti
2 1 (25.00%) VMware