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 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Manchester / Salford
Rank 10 - 8
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 13 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Salford 16.88% - 8.70%
As % of the Vendors category 27.66% - 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 2
Median daily rate £450 - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £10.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £15.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year -5.33% +1.01%  

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 Salford.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Salford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 47 7 6
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Salford 61.04% 17.07% 26.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 4 4
Median daily rate £525 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.52% +30.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £10.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.50 £17.22
% change year-on-year -16.64% +13.21%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Salford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Salford 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 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 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft in Salford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Salford

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Salford

For the 6 months to 23 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 Salford region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 10 (52.63%) .NET
2 5 (26.32%) CRM
2 5 (26.32%) Apple
2 5 (26.32%) VMware
2 5 (26.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
2 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (26.32%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (26.32%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (26.32%) Security Operations
3 4 (21.05%) Travis CI
3 4 (21.05%) Mongrel
3 4 (21.05%) DevOps
3 4 (21.05%) Jenkins
3 4 (21.05%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (21.05%) Open Source
3 4 (21.05%) Puppet
3 4 (21.05%) Google App Engine
3 4 (21.05%) nginx
3 4 (21.05%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (21.05%) Google
3 4 (21.05%) Xen
3 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (21.05%) Jetty
3 4 (21.05%) WebSphere
3 4 (21.05%) IPsec
3 4 (21.05%) Configuration Management
3 4 (21.05%) CISSP
3 4 (21.05%) DHCP
3 4 (21.05%) FTP

Microsoft
Top Related 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 4 (21.05%) Apache
1 4 (21.05%) IIS
1 4 (21.05%) Jetty
1 4 (21.05%) Mongrel
1 4 (21.05%) nginx
1 4 (21.05%) Tomcat
1 4 (21.05%) WebSphere
2 2 (10.53%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.53%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (26.32%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (21.05%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (21.05%) Google App Engine
2 4 (21.05%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) DHCP
1 4 (21.05%) DNS
1 4 (21.05%) FTP
1 4 (21.05%) HTTP
1 4 (21.05%) IPsec
1 4 (21.05%) SSL
1 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
2 3 (15.79%) LAN
2 3 (15.79%) VoIP
2 3 (15.79%) WAN
3 2 (10.53%) Firewall
3 2 (10.53%) VPN
4 1 (5.26%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Jenkins
1 4 (21.05%) Travis CI
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Developer
2 3 (15.79%) CRM Developer
2 3 (15.79%) Head of Cybersecurity
2 3 (15.79%) Head of Security
3 2 (10.53%) Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) DBA
3 2 (10.53%) Head of Operations
3 2 (10.53%) Project Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) Project Manager
3 2 (10.53%) SQL DBA
3 2 (10.53%) Technical Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Technical Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) .NET Developer
4 1 (5.26%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (5.26%) Development Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Development Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Software Development Manager
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (52.63%) .NET
2 4 (21.05%) J2EE
2 4 (21.05%) Servlets
3 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET
3 2 (10.53%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
4 1 (5.26%) HTML
4 1 (5.26%) HTML5
4 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
1 2 (10.53%) Replication
1 2 (10.53%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Linux
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Unix
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) CRM
1 5 (26.32%) Cybersecurity
1 5 (26.32%) Security Operations
2 4 (21.05%) Configuration Management
2 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (21.05%) DevOps
2 4 (21.05%) Open Source
3 3 (15.79%) Document Management
3 3 (15.79%) Migration
3 3 (15.79%) Risk Management
3 3 (15.79%) Service Management
4 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.53%) Change Management
4 2 (10.53%) Information Security
4 2 (10.53%) Kanban
4 2 (10.53%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (10.53%) Operations Management
4 2 (10.53%) Project Management
4 2 (10.53%) SIEM
4 2 (10.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) C#
1 4 (21.05%) Java
1 4 (21.05%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) C++
3 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
2 4 (21.05%) CISSP
3 3 (15.79%) Degree
3 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
4 2 (10.53%) SANS
4 2 (10.53%) SSCP
5 1 (5.26%) CCNA
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
5 1 (5.26%) MCITP
5 1 (5.26%) MCSA
5 1 (5.26%) MCSE
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (5.26%) NCDA
5 1 (5.26%) NCIE
5 1 (5.26%) VCAP
5 1 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (21.05%) Xen
3 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) Puppet
2 2 (10.53%) QRadar
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Apple
1 5 (26.32%) VMware
2 4 (21.05%) Google
2 4 (21.05%) IBM
3 2 (10.53%) HP
3 2 (10.53%) LogRhythm
3 2 (10.53%) ServiceNow
3 2 (10.53%) Splunk
4 1 (5.26%) Avaya
4 1 (5.26%) NetApp
4 1 (5.26%) SAP