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 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 13 4
Rank change year-on-year +8 -9  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 4 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Salford 15.38% 3.03% 19.05%
As % of the Vendors category 40.00% 16.67% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Median daily rate £419 - £200
90% offered a daily rate of more than £394 - £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 - £384
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £12.17 - £13.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.45 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.42% +10.00%  

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 10 6 5
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Salford 38.46% 18.18% 23.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 3
Median daily rate £394 £204 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +93.25% -52.61%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £12.00 - £15.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.92 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.32% +13.05%  

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 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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 8 (50.00%) .NET
2 7 (43.75%) VMware
2 7 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (31.25%) Windows
4 4 (25.00%) Linux
4 4 (25.00%) CRM
4 4 (25.00%) Apache
4 4 (25.00%) Tomcat
4 4 (25.00%) LAN
4 4 (25.00%) WAN
4 4 (25.00%) DHCP
4 4 (25.00%) FTP
4 4 (25.00%) HTTP
4 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (25.00%) J2EE
4 4 (25.00%) Java
4 4 (25.00%) IIS
4 4 (25.00%) SQL
4 4 (25.00%) Servlets
4 4 (25.00%) DNS
4 4 (25.00%) SSL
4 4 (25.00%) IBM
4 4 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 4 (25.00%) IPsec
4 4 (25.00%) Open Source
4 4 (25.00%) Puppet
4 4 (25.00%) nginx
4 4 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared

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 4 (25.00%) Apache
1 4 (25.00%) IIS
1 4 (25.00%) Jetty
1 4 (25.00%) Mongrel
1 4 (25.00%) nginx
1 4 (25.00%) Tomcat
1 4 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (25.00%) Google App Engine
2 4 (25.00%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (6.25%) IaaS
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) DHCP
1 4 (25.00%) DNS
1 4 (25.00%) FTP
1 4 (25.00%) HTTP
1 4 (25.00%) IPsec
1 4 (25.00%) LAN
1 4 (25.00%) SSL
1 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (25.00%) WAN
2 3 (18.75%) Firewall
2 3 (18.75%) VoIP
2 3 (18.75%) VPN
3 1 (6.25%) Network Security
3 1 (6.25%) Skype
3 1 (6.25%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (6.25%) Data Mining
2 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.25%) OLAP
2 1 (6.25%) OLAP Cube
2 1 (6.25%) Power BI
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (25.00%) Travis CI
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) 1st Line Support
1 3 (18.75%) CRM Developer
1 3 (18.75%) Developer
2 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Technical Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) DBA
3 1 (6.25%) Development Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Development Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) DevOps Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft BI Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Software Development Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Software Development Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Software Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) .NET
2 4 (25.00%) J2EE
2 4 (25.00%) Servlets
3 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 2 (12.50%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
1 2 (12.50%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Linux
3 2 (12.50%) Unix
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Configuration Management
1 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (25.00%) CRM
1 4 (25.00%) DevOps
1 4 (25.00%) Open Source
2 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (12.50%) Document Management
2 2 (12.50%) Information Security
2 2 (12.50%) ITIL
2 2 (12.50%) Kanban
2 2 (12.50%) Migration
2 2 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (12.50%) Patch Management
2 2 (12.50%) Project Management
2 2 (12.50%) Security Operations
2 2 (12.50%) SIEM
2 2 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 2 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) Java
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) C#
3 2 (12.50%) C++
3 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) CISSP
2 2 (12.50%) SANS
2 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) SSCP
3 1 (6.25%) CCNA
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
3 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) MCITP
3 1 (6.25%) MCSA
3 1 (6.25%) MCSE
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (6.25%) NCDA
3 1 (6.25%) NCIE
3 1 (6.25%) VCAP
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (25.00%) Xen
3 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
4 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
4 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) Puppet
2 2 (12.50%) QRadar
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) VMware
2 4 (25.00%) Google
2 4 (25.00%) IBM
3 2 (12.50%) Apple
3 2 (12.50%) HP
3 2 (12.50%) LogRhythm
3 2 (12.50%) Splunk
4 1 (6.25%) Avaya
4 1 (6.25%) NetApp