Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Microsoft Consultant was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 20 November 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.

Microsoft Consultant
North West > Manchester
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 133 157 144
Rank change year-on-year +24 -13 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 7 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.24% 0.17% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.18% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 3
Manchester median daily rate £400 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -15.00% +33.33%
North West median daily rate £400 £475 £500
% change year-on-year -15.79% -5.00% +33.33%
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 2777 3305 3602
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.55% 94.37% 94.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1751 2114 2085
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £230 £240 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 80 142
Manchester median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -7.94% +5.00%
10th Percentile £11.34 £10.23 £10.28
90th Percentile £41.10 £37.75 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £16.11 £20.25
% change year-on-year +17.96% -20.46% +26.25%

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
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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Bolton - 2 £400 -
Salford - 1 £388 -
Microsoft Consultant
North West

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 5 (71.43%) .NET
3 4 (57.14%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (42.86%) CRM
4 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
4 3 (42.86%) C#
4 3 (42.86%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (28.57%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (28.57%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (28.57%) X++
5 2 (28.57%) MorphX
5 2 (28.57%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
5 2 (28.57%) Workflow
5 2 (28.57%) Finance
5 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (28.57%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (14.29%) Sage
6 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
6 1 (14.29%) Migration
6 1 (14.29%) C
6 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
6 1 (14.29%) Data Mining
6 1 (14.29%) OLAP
6 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse

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 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
2 2 (28.57%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 2 (28.57%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (28.57%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (28.57%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) Data Mining
2 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (14.29%) OLAP
2 1 (14.29%) OLAP Cube
2 1 (14.29%) Power BI
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MorphX
1 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) General Ledger
2 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) CSS
2 1 (14.29%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (42.86%) CRM
3 2 (28.57%) Workflow
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Collaborative Working
4 1 (14.29%) Data Cleansing
4 1 (14.29%) Data Extraction
4 1 (14.29%) Data Mapping
4 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
4 1 (14.29%) ERP
4 1 (14.29%) Information Management
4 1 (14.29%) Kimball Methodology
4 1 (14.29%) Mathematics
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Statistics
4 1 (14.29%) Strategic Thinking
4 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 2 (28.57%) X++
3 1 (14.29%) C
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Sage