Period
to 11 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Microsoft Engineer was £383 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 11 December 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 Engineer
England > North West
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 218 199 215
Rank change year-on-year -19 +16 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Engineer 5 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.083% 0.070% 0.077%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.088% 0.074% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 5
North West median daily rate £383 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.38% +6.67% +33.93%
10th Percentile £363 £315 £350
90th Percentile £465 £675 £461
England median daily rate £378 £400 £378
% change year-on-year -5.50% +5.96% +7.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £13.38
% change year-on-year +10.00% +124.30% -46.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5,694 5,418 6,148
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.58% 95.32% 94.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,578 3,436 3,962
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £235 £250 £235
90th Percentile £575 £588 £550
England median daily rate £459 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 342 256 220
North West median hourly rate £19.21 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.94% +14.29% -11.39%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £10.99
90th Percentile £45.45 £48.75 £45.27
England median hourly rate £18.12 £18.70 £18.38
% change year-on-year -3.13% +1.77% +2.08%

Microsoft Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Microsoft Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Engineer in the North West

Microsoft Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Engineer in the North West

Microsoft Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Engineer in the North West

Microsoft Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Engineer within the North West region over the 6 months to 11 December 2018. 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
Manchester - 4 £411 - 1
Cheshire -2 1 £375 -42.31%
Microsoft Engineer
England

Microsoft Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, Microsoft Engineer 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 North West region featuring Microsoft Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Office 365
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (40.00%) Technical Leadership
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (20.00%) JSON
4 1 (20.00%) SCCM
4 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (20.00%) Avaya
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (20.00%) Legal
4 1 (20.00%) Replication
4 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) Document Management
4 1 (20.00%) Supplier Management
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (20.00%) DevOps
4 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (20.00%) Mimecast
4 1 (20.00%) Terraform

Microsoft Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) Office 365
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (20.00%) Mimecast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (20.00%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (20.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Technical Leadership
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) Document Management
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
1 1 (20.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Avaya
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco