Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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.

Microsoft
North West > Manchester
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 9 6
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 342 365 445
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 11.64% 10.29% 11.71%
As % of the Vendors category 27.27% 23.37% 28.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 231 250
Manchester median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £135 £165 £174
90th Percentile £558 £538 £513
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 17 36
Manchester median hourly rate £14.25 £13.60 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.82% +0.70% -
10th Percentile £11.75 £9.15 £10.00
90th Percentile £19.75 £20.73 £21.50
North West median hourly rate £14.75 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -7.81% - +8.47%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Manchester.

All Vendors
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 1254 1562 1549
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 42.67% 44.04% 40.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 750 911 819
Manchester median daily rate £408 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.88% +6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £212 £250 £213
90th Percentile £588 £540 £526
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 37 64
Manchester median hourly rate £16.19 £13.60 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.09% +0.70% -6.90%
10th Percentile £11.45 £9.95 £10.83
90th Percentile £35.60 £32.55 £22.03
North West median hourly rate £15.86 £18.13 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +6.62% +10.03%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

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 6 months to 23 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 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 +11 24 £200 -56.04% 7
Stockport +14 14 £225 -8.16% 10
Altrincham - 14 £381 - 2
Bolton 0 11 £463 +38.06% 3
Rochdale - 7 - - 2
Wigan - 5 £140 - 1
Cheadle - 2 £313 - 1
Oldham 0 1 - - 1
Bury -2 1 - - 2
Microsoft
North West

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 94 (27.49%) Windows
2 82 (23.98%) Active Directory
3 80 (23.39%) SQL Server
4 79 (23.10%) .NET
5 77 (22.51%) SQL
6 58 (16.96%) ITIL
7 55 (16.08%) Agile Software Development
8 53 (15.50%) Microsoft Office
9 48 (14.04%) C#
10 46 (13.45%) Business Intelligence
10 46 (13.45%) Finance
10 46 (13.45%) Office 365
11 45 (13.16%) Microsoft Azure
12 44 (12.87%) Windows Server
13 40 (11.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 39 (11.40%) Migration
14 39 (11.40%) CRM
15 37 (10.82%) SharePoint
15 37 (10.82%) Windows 7
16 36 (10.53%) Dynamics CRM
17 35 (10.23%) VMware
18 34 (9.94%) Citrix
19 32 (9.36%) Management Information System
20 31 (9.06%) ETL
20 31 (9.06%) SCCM
21 30 (8.77%) MS Exchange
21 30 (8.77%) Microsoft Certification
22 29 (8.48%) JavaScript
23 28 (8.19%) Data Migration
23 28 (8.19%) Retail

Microsoft
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 37 (10.82%) SharePoint
2 30 (8.77%) MS Exchange
3 16 (4.68%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (3.51%) Skype for Business
5 8 (2.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 8 (2.34%) CMS
6 6 (1.75%) IIS
7 4 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.88%) Apache
8 3 (0.88%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.88%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.58%) Drupal
9 2 (0.58%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.29%) Confluence
10 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.29%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.29%) Umbraco
Applications
1 53 (15.50%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (7.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (3.22%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (2.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.58%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.58%) Revit
5 2 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 36 (10.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (5.56%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (2.34%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.29%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 46 (13.45%) Office 365
2 45 (13.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (4.09%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (2.34%) Dynamics 365
5 6 (1.75%) OneDrive
6 5 (1.46%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (1.46%) PaaS
7 4 (1.17%) IaaS
8 3 (0.88%) SaaS
9 1 (0.29%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.29%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.29%) GitHub
9 1 (0.29%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 27 (7.89%) DNS
2 22 (6.43%) DHCP
3 16 (4.68%) Intranet
4 15 (4.39%) Internet
4 15 (4.39%) Skype
4 15 (4.39%) WAN
5 12 (3.51%) LAN
6 9 (2.63%) VoIP
7 8 (2.34%) Remote Desktop
8 7 (2.05%) VPN
9 5 (1.46%) Network Security
10 4 (1.17%) SAN
10 4 (1.17%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.88%) Firewall
11 3 (0.88%) ISDN
11 3 (0.88%) NAS
11 3 (0.88%) TCP/IP
11 3 (0.88%) Unified Communications
11 3 (0.88%) VLAN
12 2 (0.58%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (23.39%) SQL Server
2 40 (11.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 27 (7.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (4.68%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (4.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 12 (3.51%) Power BI
7 10 (2.92%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (2.05%) Big Data
8 7 (2.05%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (1.46%) IDOL
9 5 (1.46%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (1.17%) Hadoop
10 4 (1.17%) SQL Server 2016
11 3 (0.88%) Apache Hive
11 3 (0.88%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (0.88%) Impala
11 3 (0.88%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.88%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.88%) QlikView
12 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 18 (5.26%) Visual Studio
2 9 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.46%) JIRA
4 4 (1.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (0.88%) AccuRev
5 3 (0.88%) Grunt
5 3 (0.88%) gulp
5 3 (0.88%) MorphX
6 2 (0.58%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.29%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.29%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.29%) Hudson
7 1 (0.29%) NUnit
7 1 (0.29%) SpecFlow
General
1 46 (13.45%) Finance
2 28 (8.19%) Retail
3 13 (3.80%) Legal
4 11 (3.22%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.63%) Automotive
6 7 (2.05%) Advertising
6 7 (2.05%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.46%) Publishing
7 5 (1.46%) Retail Finance
8 4 (1.17%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.58%) French Language
9 2 (0.58%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.58%) Law
9 2 (0.58%) Local Government
9 2 (0.58%) Marketing
9 2 (0.58%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.29%) Banking
10 1 (0.29%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.29%) German Language
10 1 (0.29%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 73 (21.35%) Developer
2 60 (17.54%) Analyst
3 33 (9.65%) Architect
4 23 (6.73%) Support Analyst
5 19 (5.56%) Desktop Support
6 18 (5.26%) Consultant
7 15 (4.39%) CRM Developer
7 15 (4.39%) Service Analyst
7 15 (4.39%) Service Desk Analyst
8 14 (4.09%) Administrator
9 13 (3.80%) .NET Developer
9 13 (3.80%) Data Analyst
9 13 (3.80%) SQL Analyst
9 13 (3.80%) Technical Support
10 12 (3.51%) 3rd Line Support
10 12 (3.51%) Project Manager
11 11 (3.22%) 2nd Line Support
11 11 (3.22%) C# Developer
11 11 (3.22%) Information Architect
12 10 (2.92%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (23.10%) .NET
2 27 (7.89%) ASP.NET
3 23 (6.73%) CSS
4 22 (6.43%) HTML
5 18 (5.26%) AngularJS
5 18 (5.26%) Web Services
6 13 (3.80%) HTML5
6 13 (3.80%) jQuery
7 11 (3.22%) CSS3
8 8 (2.34%) Angular 2
8 8 (2.34%) WPF
9 7 (2.05%) .NET Framework
10 6 (1.75%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (1.75%) WinForms
11 5 (1.46%) WCF
12 3 (0.88%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (0.88%) MDX
12 3 (0.88%) Middleware
12 3 (0.88%) RESTful
12 3 (0.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 32 (9.36%) Management Information System
2 25 (7.31%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (5.85%) Blackberry
4 10 (2.92%) Data Centre
5 8 (2.34%) Data Structures
5 8 (2.34%) Taxonomies
6 7 (2.05%) iPhone
7 6 (1.75%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.17%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.17%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (1.17%) Freedom of Information
8 4 (1.17%) Freedom of Information Act
8 4 (1.17%) iPad
8 4 (1.17%) NHS
8 4 (1.17%) PKI
8 4 (1.17%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.88%) EPoS
9 3 (0.88%) Replication
9 3 (0.88%) RSA SecurID
10 2 (0.58%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 94 (27.49%) Windows
2 44 (12.87%) Windows Server
3 37 (10.82%) Windows 7
4 26 (7.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (6.73%) Windows 10
6 13 (3.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (3.22%) Windows 8
8 9 (2.63%) Linux
9 8 (2.34%) Apple iOS
10 7 (2.05%) Android
11 5 (1.46%) SUSE
12 4 (1.17%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.88%) CentOS
13 3 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.58%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.29%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (16.96%) ITIL
2 55 (16.08%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (13.45%) Business Intelligence
4 39 (11.40%) CRM
4 39 (11.40%) Migration
5 31 (9.06%) ETL
6 28 (8.19%) Data Migration
7 25 (7.31%) Data Management
7 25 (7.31%) Project Management
8 24 (7.02%) Data Modelling
9 20 (5.85%) Service Management
10 19 (5.56%) Workflow
11 18 (5.26%) DevOps
12 17 (4.97%) Incident Management
12 17 (4.97%) Kalman Filter
12 17 (4.97%) MVC
13 16 (4.68%) Data Architecture
14 15 (4.39%) Disaster Recovery
15 14 (4.09%) Continuous Improvement
16 12 (3.51%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 77 (22.51%) SQL
2 48 (14.04%) C#
3 29 (8.48%) JavaScript
4 23 (6.73%) T-SQL
5 19 (5.56%) PowerShell
6 14 (4.09%) TypeScript
7 8 (2.34%) Java
7 8 (2.34%) X++
8 4 (1.17%) VB
9 3 (0.88%) C
9 3 (0.88%) Python
10 2 (0.58%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 2 (0.58%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.29%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.29%) VBA
11 1 (0.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (8.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (6.43%) Degree
3 13 (3.80%) Security Cleared
4 12 (3.51%) ITIL Certification
5 10 (2.92%) MCP
6 9 (2.63%) MCSE
6 9 (2.63%) SC Cleared
7 6 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (1.17%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.88%) CISM
9 3 (0.88%) CISSP
9 3 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.88%) MCITP
9 3 (0.88%) MCSA
9 3 (0.88%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (0.58%) ACSP
10 2 (0.58%) Chartered Engineer
10 2 (0.58%) HP AIS
10 2 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.39%) Data Quality
2 14 (4.09%) SLA
3 6 (1.75%) GDPR
4 5 (1.46%) QA
5 3 (0.88%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.88%) PMO
6 2 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.29%) COBIT
7 1 (0.29%) COSO
7 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 82 (23.98%) Active Directory
2 16 (4.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.05%) Virtual Desktop
4 5 (1.46%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.46%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (1.46%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (1.46%) vSphere
4 5 (1.46%) XenApp
4 5 (1.46%) XenDesktop
5 4 (1.17%) Docker
5 4 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.29%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.29%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.29%) Xen
Systems Management
1 31 (9.06%) SCCM
2 9 (2.63%) WSUS
3 8 (2.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 7 (2.05%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 6 (1.75%) Puppet
6 5 (1.46%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (1.17%) Terraform
8 3 (0.88%) Oozie
8 3 (0.88%) Packer
9 2 (0.58%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.29%) Ansible
10 1 (0.29%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.29%) Kubernetes
10 1 (0.29%) Salt
10 1 (0.29%) SCOM
10 1 (0.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.29%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 35 (10.23%) VMware
2 34 (9.94%) Citrix
3 19 (5.56%) Oracle
4 13 (3.80%) Cisco
5 9 (2.63%) Apple
5 9 (2.63%) Sitecore
6 8 (2.34%) HP
7 7 (2.05%) Adobe
8 6 (1.75%) Interwoven
8 6 (1.75%) IronPort
8 6 (1.75%) NetApp
9 5 (1.46%) Clearswift
9 5 (1.46%) Google
9 5 (1.46%) Lumension
9 5 (1.46%) McAfee
9 5 (1.46%) Micro Focus
9 5 (1.46%) MobileIron
9 5 (1.46%) Reuters
9 5 (1.46%) SAP
9 5 (1.46%) Tableau