Period
to 17 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Salford 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 17 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
Manchester > Salford
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 16 14
Rank change year-on-year +12 -2 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 24 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Salford 18.60% 11.21% 8.11%
As % of the Vendors category 38.71% 30.23% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 5
Salford median daily rate £200 £548 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -63.47% +173.75% -38.46%
10th Percentile £127 £94 £185
90th Percentile £455 £775 £288
Manchester median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.07% +7.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 1
Salford median hourly rate £15.30 £13.60 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.52% - -
10th Percentile £12.02 £12.89 £12.89
90th Percentile £17.43 £14.30 £14.30
Manchester median hourly rate £13.86 £13.60 £13.50
% change year-on-year +1.95% +0.70% +3.85%

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 Salford.

All Vendors
Salford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 62 43 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Salford 48.06% 37.07% 20.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 36 10
Salford median daily rate £425 £439 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +52.61% -9.80%
10th Percentile £171 £325 £198
90th Percentile £506 £595 £567
Manchester median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 4
Salford median hourly rate £15.30 £13.60 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.52% -6.24% -
10th Percentile £12.02 £12.89 £13.30
90th Percentile £17.43 £14.79 £17.70
Manchester median hourly rate £16.00 £13.60 £13.50
% change year-on-year +17.69% +0.70% -6.90%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Salford

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Salford

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Salford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Salford

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Salford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Salford over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Salford

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Salford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Salford

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Salford

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Salford over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Salford

For the 6 months to 17 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 Salford region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 15 (62.50%) Windows
2 13 (54.17%) ITIL
3 11 (45.83%) Active Directory
4 8 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 7 (29.17%) Incident Management
6 6 (25.00%) Management Information System
7 5 (20.83%) Publishing
7 5 (20.83%) Service Management
7 5 (20.83%) SLA
7 5 (20.83%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (20.83%) MCP
7 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Excel
8 4 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (16.67%) Windows 10
9 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (12.50%) NHS
10 2 (8.33%) SCCM
10 2 (8.33%) VMware
10 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (8.33%) C
10 2 (8.33%) SQL
10 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
10 2 (8.33%) SAP
10 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
10 2 (8.33%) Skype for Business
10 2 (8.33%) Skype
10 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
10 2 (8.33%) Office 365

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Salford 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 (8.33%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Office 365
2 1 (4.17%) IaaS
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Skype
2 1 (4.17%) DHCP
2 1 (4.17%) DNS
2 1 (4.17%) Firewall
2 1 (4.17%) LAN
2 1 (4.17%) VPN
2 1 (4.17%) WAN
2 1 (4.17%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.17%) Data Mining
2 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.17%) OLAP
2 1 (4.17%) OLAP Cube
2 1 (4.17%) Power BI
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 5 (20.83%) Publishing
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) 1st Line Support
1 5 (20.83%) Analyst
1 5 (20.83%) Service Analyst
1 5 (20.83%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (12.50%) Administrator
2 3 (12.50%) IT Analyst
2 3 (12.50%) Project Administrator
2 3 (12.50%) Service Desk Specialist
3 2 (8.33%) Desktop Support
3 2 (8.33%) Rollout Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence Consultant
4 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Consultant
4 1 (4.17%) Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Support Specialist
4 1 (4.17%) Support Technician
4 1 (4.17%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.50%) NHS
3 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 15 (62.50%) Windows
2 8 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 4 (16.67%) Windows 10
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
5 1 (4.17%) Android
5 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
5 1 (4.17%) Linux
5 1 (4.17%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) ITIL
2 7 (29.17%) Incident Management
3 5 (20.83%) Service Management
4 4 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.17%) Business Continuity
6 1 (4.17%) Collaborative Working
6 1 (4.17%) Data Cleansing
6 1 (4.17%) Data Extraction
6 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (4.17%) Email Filtering
6 1 (4.17%) Identity Management
6 1 (4.17%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (4.17%) Kimball Methodology
6 1 (4.17%) Mathematics
6 1 (4.17%) Project Governance
6 1 (4.17%) Statistics
6 1 (4.17%) Strategic Thinking
6 1 (4.17%) Task Automation
6 1 (4.17%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) C
1 2 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) ITIL Certification
1 5 (20.83%) MCP
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (45.83%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) SCCM
2 1 (4.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (4.17%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (4.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) SAP
1 2 (8.33%) VMware
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco
2 1 (4.17%) Citrix
2 1 (4.17%) Clearswift
2 1 (4.17%) IronPort
2 1 (4.17%) Lumension
2 1 (4.17%) McAfee
2 1 (4.17%) Micro Focus
2 1 (4.17%) MobileIron
2 1 (4.17%) NetApp