Period
to 22 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Microsoft Engineer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 215 198 224
Rank change year-on-year -17 +26 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Engineer 3 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.051% 0.034% 0.081%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.036% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 5
North West median daily rate £475 £290 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +63.79% -17.14% +22.81%
10th Percentile £430 £285 £268
90th Percentile £520 £295 £424
England median daily rate £388 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
North West median hourly rate £13.00 - -
England median hourly rate £14.75 £12.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year +22.92% -61.90% +26.00%

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 5,602 5,507 6,978
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.06% 94.56% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,484 3,369 4,384
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £243 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £563 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 331 252 260
North West median hourly rate £19.25 £18.84 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.18% +12.48% -9.31%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.09 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £47.39
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +6.92%

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 22 September 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 - 2 £475 -
Cheshire -5 1 - -
Microsoft Engineer
England

Microsoft Engineer Skill Set
Top 24 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) JSON
2 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (33.33%) Terraform
3 1 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (33.33%) Software Deployment
3 1 (33.33%) DevOps
3 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (33.33%) Mac OS
3 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) Apple
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Information Security
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Vista

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:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
1 1 (33.33%) Mac OS
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
1 1 (33.33%) DevOps
1 1 (33.33%) Information Security
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Apple
2 1 (33.33%) VMware