The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 7 5
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 188 210 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.10% 12.95% 14.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.81% 63.06% 62.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 101 81
Median daily rate £350 £275 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -11.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £140 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £430 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 38 29
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £9.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.73 £20.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-1.61% +6.89%
Windows
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Operating Systems Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
343 333 280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 18.42% 20.53% 22.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 177 147
Median daily rate £375 £310 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £163 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £303
% change year-on-year
- +15.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 41 29
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.69 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.95% -8.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £20.70 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Manchester region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Manchester region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

Windows
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport -9 9 £613 +250.00% 8
Bolton +2 5 £206 -79.45% 7
Salford -3 5 £413 - 3
Rochdale - 2 - - 1
Oldham -2 1 - - 2
Wigan -2 1 - - 2
Bury - 1 - - 2
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Windows.

1 184 (48.29%) Active Directory
2 121 (31.76%) Windows Server
3 111 (29.13%) Microsoft
4 105 (27.56%) VMware
5 78 (20.47%) Citrix
6 74 (19.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 70 (18.37%) Unix
8 66 (17.32%) ITIL
9 65 (17.06%) Windows Server 2012
10 62 (16.27%) Windows 7
10 62 (16.27%) Finance
11 61 (16.01%) Linux
12 56 (14.70%) Cisco
12 56 (14.70%) Windows Server 2003
13 51 (13.39%) VMware Infrastructure
14 50 (13.12%) Data Centre
15 48 (12.60%) MS Office
16 46 (12.07%) DNS
16 46 (12.07%) SCCM
17 40 (10.50%) HP
18 39 (10.24%) SQL Server
19 36 (9.45%) Migration
19 36 (9.45%) SQL
19 36 (9.45%) MS Excel
20 35 (9.19%) TCP/IP
21 33 (8.66%) Microsoft Certification
22 32 (8.40%) DHCP
23 30 (7.87%) Windows XP
23 30 (7.87%) MS Exchange
23 30 (7.87%) Firewall

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 30 (7.87%) MS Exchange
2 15 (3.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 13 (3.41%) SharePoint
4 12 (3.15%) IIS
5 10 (2.62%) WebSphere
6 9 (2.36%) Skype for Business
6 9 (2.36%) WebLogic
7 5 (1.31%) IBM Notes
7 5 (1.31%) Oracle Application Server
7 5 (1.31%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (1.05%) OpenStack
8 4 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (0.79%) Apache
9 3 (0.79%) JBoss
9 3 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.79%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.52%) IBM Domino
10 2 (0.52%) Jetty
Applications
1 48 (12.60%) MS Office
2 36 (9.45%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.52%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.26%) MS Project
5 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.31%) Oracle 11i
1 5 (1.31%) Oracle Applications
1 5 (1.31%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (1.31%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.52%) Infor M3
3 2 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.26%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 25 (6.56%) Office 365
2 18 (4.72%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (2.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (2.10%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (1.05%) Google App Engine
5 4 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (1.05%) SoftLayer
6 2 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.52%) IaaS
6 2 (0.52%) TestFlight
7 1 (0.26%) PaaS
7 1 (0.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (12.07%) DNS
2 35 (9.19%) TCP/IP
3 32 (8.40%) DHCP
4 30 (7.87%) Firewall
5 23 (6.04%) Network Security
6 16 (4.20%) SAN
7 14 (3.67%) NetScaler
8 13 (3.41%) LAN
8 13 (3.41%) VPN
9 12 (3.15%) VLAN
10 10 (2.62%) WAN
11 9 (2.36%) FTP
11 9 (2.36%) HTTP
12 8 (2.10%) Extranet
12 8 (2.10%) Internet
13 7 (1.84%) VoIP
14 6 (1.57%) Fibre Channel
14 6 (1.57%) iSCSI
14 6 (1.57%) SMTP
14 6 (1.57%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (10.24%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.62%) Oracle Database
3 7 (1.84%) DB2
4 5 (1.31%) Oracle Database 10g
4 5 (1.31%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (1.31%) Oracle Discoverer
5 4 (1.05%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.52%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.52%) MS Access
7 2 (0.52%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.52%) SQLite
8 1 (0.26%) DataStage
8 1 (0.26%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.26%) MySQL
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (6.04%) Jenkins
2 11 (2.89%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.84%) JIRA
4 6 (1.57%) TeamCity
5 5 (1.31%) Subversion
6 4 (1.05%) Android Studio
6 4 (1.05%) JUnit
6 4 (1.05%) Travis CI
6 4 (1.05%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.79%) ClearCase
7 3 (0.79%) Maven
7 3 (0.79%) Toad
8 2 (0.52%) CocoaPods
8 2 (0.52%) GitLab
8 2 (0.52%) HP UFT
8 2 (0.52%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.52%) MSI
8 2 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.52%) TestDirector
8 2 (0.52%) Xcode
General
1 62 (16.27%) Finance
2 21 (5.51%) Banking
3 18 (4.72%) Law
3 18 (4.72%) Legal
4 17 (4.46%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.10%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.57%) French Language
7 4 (1.05%) Back Office
7 4 (1.05%) Marketing
8 3 (0.79%) German Language
8 3 (0.79%) Retail
9 2 (0.52%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.52%) Electronics
9 2 (0.52%) Italian Language
9 2 (0.52%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 92 (24.15%) Analyst
2 39 (10.24%) Support Analyst
3 30 (7.87%) Consultant
3 30 (7.87%) Desktop Support
4 28 (7.35%) Support Engineer
5 27 (7.09%) Service Analyst
6 26 (6.82%) Desktop Engineer
6 26 (6.82%) Service Desk Analyst
7 23 (6.04%) Developer
8 21 (5.51%) Desktop Analyst
8 21 (5.51%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 19 (4.99%) 1st Line Support
9 19 (4.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 17 (4.46%) Architect
10 17 (4.46%) Citrix Specialist
10 17 (4.46%) Technical Analyst
11 16 (4.20%) 2nd Line Support
12 15 (3.94%) Help Desk Support
13 13 (3.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 13 (3.41%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.46%) .NET
2 14 (3.67%) Web Services
3 8 (2.10%) HTML
3 8 (2.10%) Middleware
4 7 (1.84%) CSS
5 6 (1.57%) XML
6 5 (1.31%) IBM Integration Bus
6 5 (1.31%) JSON
6 5 (1.31%) SOAP
6 5 (1.31%) WebSphere MQ
7 4 (1.05%) ASP.NET
7 4 (1.05%) REST
8 3 (0.79%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (0.79%) jQuery
8 3 (0.79%) XSLT
9 2 (0.52%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (0.52%) Cocoa Touch
9 2 (0.52%) CSS3
9 2 (0.52%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 50 (13.12%) Data Centre
2 18 (4.72%) PKI
3 15 (3.94%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.94%) Blackberry
4 14 (3.67%) Fat Client
4 14 (3.67%) Life Science
4 14 (3.67%) Mainframe
4 14 (3.67%) Thin Client
5 7 (1.84%) EPoS
6 5 (1.31%) iPad
6 5 (1.31%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.31%) User Experience
7 4 (1.05%) EMC VNX
7 4 (1.05%) NHS
8 3 (0.79%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.79%) Digital Media
8 3 (0.79%) Wiki
9 2 (0.52%) BYOD
9 2 (0.52%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.52%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 121 (31.76%) Windows Server
2 74 (19.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 70 (18.37%) Unix
4 65 (17.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 62 (16.27%) Windows 7
6 61 (16.01%) Linux
7 56 (14.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 30 (7.87%) Windows XP
9 23 (6.04%) Windows 8
10 20 (5.25%) Solaris
11 18 (4.72%) Windows 10
12 15 (3.94%) Apple iOS
12 15 (3.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 11 (2.89%) AIX
14 8 (2.10%) Android
15 7 (1.84%) Mac OS
16 5 (1.31%) HPUX
16 5 (1.31%) Mac OS X
16 5 (1.31%) Ubuntu
17 4 (1.05%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (17.32%) ITIL
2 36 (9.45%) Migration
3 27 (7.09%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (5.25%) Application Packaging
5 18 (4.72%) Security Patching
5 18 (4.72%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (4.20%) Configuration Management
7 15 (3.94%) Cybersecurity
7 15 (3.94%) DevOps
7 15 (3.94%) Document Management
7 15 (3.94%) SIEM
8 14 (3.67%) Threat Management
8 14 (3.67%) Virtual Environments
8 14 (3.67%) Vulnerability Management
9 12 (3.15%) PRINCE2
10 11 (2.89%) Patch Management
10 11 (2.89%) Problem Management
11 10 (2.62%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (2.62%) Incident Management
12 9 (2.36%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 36 (9.45%) SQL
2 22 (5.77%) Java
3 21 (5.51%) PowerShell
4 17 (4.46%) JavaScript
4 17 (4.46%) Shell Script
5 12 (3.15%) Bash Shell
5 12 (3.15%) C
6 11 (2.89%) Python
7 9 (2.36%) C#
8 8 (2.10%) PHP
9 7 (1.84%) Perl
10 5 (1.31%) Ruby
11 4 (1.05%) Korn
11 4 (1.05%) Objective-C
11 4 (1.05%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.79%) C++
12 3 (0.79%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.52%) Apple Swift
13 2 (0.52%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.26%) Scala
Qualifications
1 33 (8.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (4.20%) ITIL Certification
3 15 (3.94%) MCP
4 14 (3.67%) CISM
4 14 (3.67%) CISSP
5 13 (3.41%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (3.15%) CCNA
7 11 (2.89%) MCSE
8 10 (2.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 10 (2.62%) MCDST
8 10 (2.62%) Security Cleared
9 8 (2.10%) DBS Check
9 8 (2.10%) MOS
9 8 (2.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 6 (1.57%) MCSA
11 4 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (1.05%) EMCSA
11 4 (1.05%) SC Cleared
11 4 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (7.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (6.30%) PCI DSS
3 12 (3.15%) COBIT
4 11 (2.89%) SLA
5 6 (1.57%) QA
System Software
1 184 (48.29%) Active Directory
2 51 (13.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (4.46%) XenApp
4 15 (3.94%) Microsoft App-V
5 11 (2.89%) Hyper-V
5 11 (2.89%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (2.36%) vSphere
7 8 (2.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 7 (1.84%) VMware ESX
9 5 (1.31%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (1.31%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (1.05%) NFS
10 4 (1.05%) Xen
11 3 (0.79%) KVM
12 2 (0.52%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.52%) Dovecot
12 2 (0.52%) iptables
12 2 (0.52%) Sendmail
12 2 (0.52%) Squid
12 2 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 46 (12.07%) SCCM
2 21 (5.51%) SCOM
3 16 (4.20%) Norton AntiVirus
4 15 (3.94%) WSUS
5 13 (3.41%) Puppet
6 11 (2.89%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (1.84%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (1.31%) Data Guard
9 4 (1.05%) EMC NetWorker
9 4 (1.05%) Nagios
9 4 (1.05%) OpenNebula
9 4 (1.05%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.79%) Ansible
10 3 (0.79%) Backup Exec
10 3 (0.79%) Cacti
10 3 (0.79%) DameWare
11 2 (0.52%) HAProxy
11 2 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.52%) ServiceCenter
11 2 (0.52%) yum
Vendors
1 111 (29.13%) Microsoft
2 105 (27.56%) VMware
3 78 (20.47%) Citrix
4 56 (14.70%) Cisco
5 40 (10.50%) HP
6 25 (6.56%) Oracle
7 24 (6.30%) Intel Security
7 24 (6.30%) Wyse
8 20 (5.25%) AppSense
9 19 (4.99%) Symantec
10 18 (4.72%) Red Hat
11 17 (4.46%) IBM
12 15 (3.94%) EMC
12 15 (3.94%) Remedy
13 14 (3.67%) Splunk
14 13 (3.41%) CheckPoint
15 10 (2.62%) Dell
16 8 (2.10%) LANDesk
16 8 (2.10%) NetApp
17 7 (1.84%) Qualys
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