Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Microsoft Developer was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 22 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 Developer
North West > Manchester
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 135 145 139
Rank change year-on-year +10 -6 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 10 17 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.34% 0.48% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.51% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 12
Manchester median daily rate £388 £431 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.14% +15.00% +3.45%
10th Percentile £326 £304 £326
90th Percentile £559 £488 £543
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year - +13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £50.00 - -

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 2797 3351 3569
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.39% 94.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1768 2143 2062
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £232 £239 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 81 141
Manchester median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -9.38% +10.34%
10th Percentile £11.34 £10.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £41.10 £37.50 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% -20.00% +25.00%

Microsoft Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Developer in Manchester

Microsoft Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Developer in Manchester

Microsoft Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Developer in Manchester over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Developer in Manchester

Microsoft Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Developer in Manchester

Microsoft Developer
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 Developer within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 22 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
Salford +3 1 £375 +7.00%
Bolton - 1 - -
Microsoft Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Microsoft Developer 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 Developer in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (80.00%) CRM
2 8 (80.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 4 (40.00%) .NET
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (30.00%) C#
4 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (20.00%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (20.00%) Workflow
5 2 (20.00%) Retail
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (10.00%) General Ledger
6 1 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (10.00%) Information Management
6 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (10.00%) Finance
6 1 (10.00%) Legal
6 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
6 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
6 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
6 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
6 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
6 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
6 1 (10.00%) IIS
6 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office

Microsoft Developer 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 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (10.00%) IIS
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (80.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (10.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (10.00%) Power BI
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (10.00%) MorphX
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) General Ledger
2 1 (10.00%) Legal
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (10.00%) jQuery
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) CRM
2 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (20.00%) Workflow
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Information Management
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (10.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) C#
3 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (10.00%) TypeScript
4 1 (10.00%) X++
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) MCSE
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft