The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
North West / Manchester
Rank 8 12 8
Rank change year-on-year +4 -4  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 150 163 186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 11.48% 9.09% 11.42%
As % of the Vendors category 28.85% 23.09% 27.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 93 102
Median daily rate £350 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.44% +11.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £174 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 18 14
Median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.42% +59.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £13.05 £9.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.90 £40.00 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -5.33% -  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 520 706 672
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 39.79% 39.35% 41.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 363 332
Median daily rate £381 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.04% +5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £217 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 23 19
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.46 £13.50 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £90.60 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Manchester

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Manchester

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Manchester over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Manchester

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Manchester

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Manchester over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Manchester

Microsoft
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 within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 26 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
Salford - 12 £450 - 3
Bolton +3 11 £345 - 2
Wigan - 2 £450 -
Stockport -6 1 - - 8
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 90 (28.94%) Windows
2 88 (28.30%) MS Excel
3 78 (25.08%) SQL Server
4 70 (22.51%) SQL
5 68 (21.86%) .NET
6 53 (17.04%) CRM
7 51 (16.40%) C#
8 48 (15.43%) Dynamics CRM
9 47 (15.11%) Active Directory
10 43 (13.83%) Microsoft Azure
11 41 (13.18%) MS Office
12 39 (12.54%) Finance
12 39 (12.54%) VMware
13 35 (11.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 33 (10.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 33 (10.61%) ITIL
15 32 (10.29%) Migration
16 30 (9.65%) Agile Software Development
17 29 (9.32%) Amazon AWS
17 29 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
17 29 (9.32%) Windows Server
18 28 (9.00%) Business Intelligence
19 27 (8.68%) Linux
19 27 (8.68%) JavaScript
20 25 (8.04%) MS Exchange
20 25 (8.04%) Citrix
20 25 (8.04%) DNS
21 24 (7.72%) VMware Infrastructure
22 23 (7.40%) Windows Server 2008
22 23 (7.40%) Web Services

Microsoft
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 25 (8.04%) MS Exchange
2 12 (3.86%) IIS
2 12 (3.86%) SharePoint
3 11 (3.54%) BizTalk Server
4 10 (3.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (2.89%) Skype for Business
6 8 (2.57%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.61%) Apache
7 5 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (1.61%) IBM Notes
7 5 (1.61%) Jetty
7 5 (1.61%) Mongrel
7 5 (1.61%) nginx
7 5 (1.61%) WebSphere
8 4 (1.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (1.29%) SAS
8 4 (1.29%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.64%) Confluence
9 2 (0.64%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.32%) SharePoint Foundation
Applications
1 88 (28.30%) MS Excel
2 41 (13.18%) MS Office
3 8 (2.57%) MS Project
4 7 (2.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.64%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.64%) SPSS
6 1 (0.32%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.32%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 48 (15.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.57%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.96%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.32%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.32%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 43 (13.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (9.32%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (3.86%) Office 365
4 8 (2.57%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (2.25%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (1.61%) Google App Engine
6 5 (1.61%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (1.29%) IaaS
8 3 (0.96%) PaaS
8 3 (0.96%) SaaS
9 1 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.32%) Route 53
9 1 (0.32%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 25 (8.04%) DNS
2 23 (7.40%) Firewall
3 17 (5.47%) LAN
4 14 (4.50%) TCP/IP
5 13 (4.18%) DHCP
6 12 (3.86%) SAN
6 12 (3.86%) WAN
7 10 (3.22%) WebEx
8 8 (2.57%) Internet
9 7 (2.25%) NAS
9 7 (2.25%) VoIP
10 6 (1.93%) FTP
11 5 (1.61%) HTTP
11 5 (1.61%) IPsec
11 5 (1.61%) SSL
12 4 (1.29%) VPN
13 3 (0.96%) Extranet
13 3 (0.96%) Skype
13 3 (0.96%) VLAN
13 3 (0.96%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (25.08%) SQL Server
2 35 (11.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 33 (10.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 20 (6.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 17 (5.47%) SQL Server 2008
6 14 (4.50%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (3.54%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (3.22%) Relational Database
9 8 (2.57%) SQL Server 2005
9 8 (2.57%) SQL Server 2014
10 6 (1.93%) Oracle Database
11 5 (1.61%) Ingres
11 5 (1.61%) MS Access
11 5 (1.61%) MySQL
11 5 (1.61%) NoSQL
11 5 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (1.61%) Oracle Database 12c
11 5 (1.61%) Power BI
11 5 (1.61%) SQL Server 2000
12 4 (1.29%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 10 (3.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (2.89%) JIRA
2 9 (2.89%) Visual Studio
3 6 (1.93%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.61%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.61%) Travis CI
5 3 (0.96%) AccuRev
5 3 (0.96%) Gradle
5 3 (0.96%) MSI
5 3 (0.96%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.64%) Ant
6 2 (0.64%) Maven
7 1 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.32%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.32%) Mocha
7 1 (0.32%) PowerBuilder
7 1 (0.32%) ProC
7 1 (0.32%) Selenium
7 1 (0.32%) TestRail
General
1 39 (12.54%) Finance
2 22 (7.07%) Advertising
3 10 (3.22%) Banking
4 7 (2.25%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.93%) Marketing
6 5 (1.61%) Legal
7 4 (1.29%) Automotive
7 4 (1.29%) Law
8 3 (0.96%) Games
8 3 (0.96%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.96%) Retail
9 2 (0.64%) Electronics
9 2 (0.64%) French Language
9 2 (0.64%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.64%) German Language
9 2 (0.64%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.64%) Swedish Language
10 1 (0.32%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 82 (26.37%) Developer
2 45 (14.47%) Analyst
3 41 (13.18%) Consultant
4 26 (8.36%) CRM Developer
5 20 (6.43%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 19 (6.11%) Microsoft Developer
7 17 (5.47%) Administrator
8 15 (4.82%) DBA
8 15 (4.82%) Support Analyst
9 14 (4.50%) SQL DBA
10 13 (4.18%) .NET Developer
11 12 (3.86%) 2nd Line Support
11 12 (3.86%) Architect
12 11 (3.54%) Security Consultant
13 10 (3.22%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 10 (3.22%) Desktop Support
13 10 (3.22%) Project Manager
14 9 (2.89%) IT Consultant
14 9 (2.89%) IT Security Consultant
14 9 (2.89%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (21.86%) .NET
2 23 (7.40%) Web Services
3 21 (6.75%) ASP.NET
4 20 (6.43%) HTML
5 16 (5.14%) CSS
6 9 (2.89%) XML
7 7 (2.25%) jQuery
8 6 (1.93%) J2EE
9 5 (1.61%) AngularJS
9 5 (1.61%) Servlets
10 4 (1.29%) Ajax
10 4 (1.29%) COM
10 4 (1.29%) Node.js
10 4 (1.29%) WCF
11 3 (0.96%) .NET Framework
11 3 (0.96%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (0.96%) Elastic Stack
11 3 (0.96%) SOAP
11 3 (0.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 2 (0.64%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.22%) Data Centre
3 9 (2.89%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.57%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.29%) Driving Licence
5 4 (1.29%) Oracle Licensing
6 3 (0.96%) Blackberry
6 3 (0.96%) Fintech
6 3 (0.96%) Public Cloud
6 3 (0.96%) Replication
6 3 (0.96%) User Experience
7 2 (0.64%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.64%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.64%) Handset
7 2 (0.64%) iPhone
7 2 (0.64%) IVR
7 2 (0.64%) Life Science
7 2 (0.64%) NHS
7 2 (0.64%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (0.64%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 90 (28.94%) Windows
2 29 (9.32%) Windows Server
3 27 (8.68%) Linux
4 23 (7.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (6.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (5.47%) Unix
7 15 (4.82%) Windows 7
8 9 (2.89%) Windows XP
9 6 (1.93%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.96%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.96%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.64%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.32%) Android
12 1 (0.32%) CentOS
12 1 (0.32%) Solaris
12 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.32%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (17.04%) CRM
2 33 (10.61%) ITIL
3 32 (10.29%) Migration
4 30 (9.65%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (9.00%) Business Intelligence
6 15 (4.82%) Project Management
6 15 (4.82%) Service Management
7 14 (4.50%) ETL
8 11 (3.54%) Information Security
8 11 (3.54%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (3.22%) Change Management
9 10 (3.22%) Cybersecurity
9 10 (3.22%) DevOps
9 10 (3.22%) Mentoring
9 10 (3.22%) Penetration Testing
9 10 (3.22%) Performance Tuning
10 9 (2.89%) Configuration Management
10 9 (2.89%) High Availability
10 9 (2.89%) Virtual Infrastructure
11 8 (2.57%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 70 (22.51%) SQL
2 51 (16.40%) C#
3 27 (8.68%) JavaScript
4 15 (4.82%) Java
4 15 (4.82%) PowerShell
5 9 (2.89%) C++
6 7 (2.25%) T-SQL
7 6 (1.93%) Python
8 5 (1.61%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.29%) PHP
9 4 (1.29%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.29%) VBA
10 3 (0.96%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.96%) R
10 3 (0.96%) Ruby
11 2 (0.64%) C
11 2 (0.64%) Groovy
11 2 (0.64%) Perl
11 2 (0.64%) Scala
11 2 (0.64%) X++
Qualifications
1 19 (6.11%) Degree
2 14 (4.50%) CISSP
3 11 (3.54%) Security Cleared
4 9 (2.89%) CISMP
5 6 (1.93%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (1.93%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.96%) DBS Check
6 3 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.96%) MCSE
7 2 (0.64%) CCNA
7 2 (0.64%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.64%) MCP
7 2 (0.64%) SANS
7 2 (0.64%) SSCP
7 2 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.32%) ISEB
8 1 (0.32%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.32%) MCITP
8 1 (0.32%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (2.89%) COBIT
2 9 (2.89%) ISO27002
2 9 (2.89%) SLA
3 7 (2.25%) QA
4 2 (0.64%) PMO
5 1 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 47 (15.11%) Active Directory
2 24 (7.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.54%) XenDesktop
4 7 (2.25%) Virtual Servers
4 7 (2.25%) vSphere
4 7 (2.25%) XenApp
5 5 (1.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.29%) Xen
7 3 (0.96%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.64%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.64%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.32%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.32%) Docker
9 1 (0.32%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.32%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 16 (5.14%) SCCM
2 8 (2.57%) Puppet
2 8 (2.57%) SCOM
3 7 (2.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 7 (2.25%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (2.25%) WSUS
4 6 (1.93%) Oracle RMAN
5 4 (1.29%) Data Guard
5 4 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.96%) Ansible
6 3 (0.96%) BladeLogic
6 3 (0.96%) SCSM
7 2 (0.64%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.64%) NetIQ Identity Manager
7 2 (0.64%) QRadar
7 2 (0.64%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.32%) Kibana
8 1 (0.32%) logstash
8 1 (0.32%) Wonderware InTouch
8 1 (0.32%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 39 (12.54%) VMware
2 25 (8.04%) Citrix
3 20 (6.43%) Cisco
4 15 (4.82%) Oracle
5 9 (2.89%) Apple
6 8 (2.57%) Google
6 8 (2.57%) HP
7 7 (2.25%) IBM
7 7 (2.25%) Intel Security
7 7 (2.25%) NetApp
7 7 (2.25%) SAP
7 7 (2.25%) ServiceNow
7 7 (2.25%) Tableau
8 5 (1.61%) CyberArk
8 5 (1.61%) Intel
8 5 (1.61%) IronPort
8 5 (1.61%) Lotus
8 5 (1.61%) RightFax
9 4 (1.29%) Sitecore
9 4 (1.29%) Webroot
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