The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 5 10
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 218 197 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.57% 14.92% 11.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.24% 64.59% 56.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 100 59
Average daily rate
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£288 £323 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.85% +4.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £172 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 28 24
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £25.00 £23.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
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
356 305 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 18.90% 23.11% 20.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 171 121
Average daily rate £350 £323 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.52% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 28 28
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £25.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 1 September 2015.

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 1 September 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport +10 8 - - 9
Altrincham +1 3 £350 +32.07% 3
Salford +2 2 £275 -15.38% 3
Wigan 0 2 - - 3
Oldham 0 2 £233 -36.30% 4
Bury 0 1 - -
Rochdale - 1 - - 4
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows.

1 181 (47.14%) Active Directory
2 166 (43.23%) Microsoft
3 127 (33.07%) VMware
4 126 (32.81%) Windows 7
5 81 (21.09%) Citrix
6 80 (20.83%) MS Office
7 77 (20.05%) ITIL
8 71 (18.49%) SCCM
9 67 (17.45%) MS Excel
9 67 (17.45%) Migration
10 63 (16.41%) Windows Server 2008
11 60 (15.63%) Windows XP
12 59 (15.36%) VMware Infrastructure
13 51 (13.28%) Windows Server 2003
14 49 (12.76%) SQL
14 49 (12.76%) Microsoft Certification
14 49 (12.76%) Windows Server 2012
15 48 (12.50%) Linux
16 45 (11.72%) MS Exchange
17 40 (10.42%) Finance
18 35 (9.11%) LAN
19 34 (8.85%) DNS
19 34 (8.85%) Cisco
20 33 (8.59%) WAN
21 32 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
21 32 (8.33%) XenApp
21 32 (8.33%) DHCP
21 32 (8.33%) SAN
22 30 (7.81%) Exchange Server 2010
23 29 (7.55%) Incident Management

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 45 (11.72%) MS Exchange
2 30 (7.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2013
4 15 (3.91%) IIS
5 10 (2.60%) IBM Notes
5 10 (2.60%) WebSphere
6 9 (2.34%) Tomcat
7 8 (2.08%) Lync
8 6 (1.56%) nginx
8 6 (1.56%) Jetty
9 5 (1.30%) SharePoint
10 4 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.78%) Apache
11 3 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.52%) CMS
12 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.52%) WorkSite
12 2 (0.52%) CICS
12 2 (0.52%) JBoss
12 2 (0.52%) WebLogic
Applications
1 80 (20.83%) MS Office
2 67 (17.45%) MS Excel
3 8 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.52%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.52%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 20 (5.21%) Office 365
2 10 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (2.34%) Google Cloud Platform
3 9 (2.34%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (2.34%) Google App Engine
4 6 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.78%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.52%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (9.11%) LAN
2 34 (8.85%) DNS
3 33 (8.59%) WAN
4 32 (8.33%) DHCP
4 32 (8.33%) SAN
5 24 (6.25%) Firewall
6 21 (5.47%) TCP/IP
6 21 (5.47%) VPN
7 13 (3.39%) VoIP
8 12 (3.13%) HTTP
9 10 (2.60%) FTP
9 10 (2.60%) Internet
10 9 (2.34%) Wireless
11 7 (1.82%) Intranet
11 7 (1.82%) VLAN
12 6 (1.56%) iSCSI
12 6 (1.56%) NAS
12 6 (1.56%) IPsec
12 6 (1.56%) SNMP
12 6 (1.56%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (5.21%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (1.30%) MySQL
3 4 (1.04%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (1.04%) RDBMS
4 3 (0.78%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.52%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.52%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.52%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.52%) Big Data
5 2 (0.52%) MS Access
5 2 (0.52%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.26%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.26%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 9 (2.34%) Jenkins
2 7 (1.82%) MSI
3 5 (1.30%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.78%) Ant
4 3 (0.78%) InstallShield
4 3 (0.78%) JIRA
4 3 (0.78%) Moq
4 3 (0.78%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.52%) Gradle
5 2 (0.52%) Firebug
5 2 (0.52%) Fiddler
5 2 (0.52%) Subversion
5 2 (0.52%) Mercurial
5 2 (0.52%) JUnit
5 2 (0.52%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.26%) Toad
6 1 (0.26%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.26%) NUnit
6 1 (0.26%) MSTest
6 1 (0.26%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 40 (10.42%) Finance
2 19 (4.95%) Legal
3 13 (3.39%) Law
4 11 (2.86%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.08%) Banking
6 6 (1.56%) Marketing
7 5 (1.30%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.30%) Retail
8 4 (1.04%) Electronics
9 2 (0.52%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.26%) Automotive
10 1 (0.26%) Local Government
10 1 (0.26%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.26%) French Language
10 1 (0.26%) German Language
Job Titles
1 102 (26.56%) Analyst
2 60 (15.63%) Support Engineer
3 44 (11.46%) 2nd Line Support
4 40 (10.42%) Service Analyst
5 33 (8.59%) Service Desk Analyst
6 30 (7.81%) 3rd Line Support
7 24 (6.25%) Support Analyst
7 24 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 22 (5.73%) Desktop Support
8 22 (5.73%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 20 (5.21%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 19 (4.95%) 1st Line Support
11 17 (4.43%) Architect
11 17 (4.43%) Technical Analyst
12 14 (3.65%) Consultant
13 12 (3.13%) Developer
14 11 (2.86%) Team Leader
14 11 (2.86%) Server Engineer
15 10 (2.60%) Infrastructure Architect
15 10 (2.60%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.65%) .NET
2 11 (2.86%) Middleware
3 7 (1.82%) J2EE
3 7 (1.82%) HTML
3 7 (1.82%) XML
4 6 (1.56%) Servlets
5 5 (1.30%) Ajax
5 5 (1.30%) JSON
5 5 (1.30%) Application Packaging
5 5 (1.30%) jQuery
6 4 (1.04%) CSS
7 3 (0.78%) HTML5
7 3 (0.78%) Backbone.js
7 3 (0.78%) Ember.js
7 3 (0.78%) AngularJS
7 3 (0.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (0.78%) XSL
7 3 (0.78%) CSS3
8 2 (0.52%) 802.1X
8 2 (0.52%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 18 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.17%) NHS
4 13 (3.39%) Thin Client
4 13 (3.39%) Fat Client
5 8 (2.08%) Clustering
6 6 (1.56%) Blackberry
6 6 (1.56%) Life Science
7 5 (1.30%) Replication
8 4 (1.04%) DTV
8 4 (1.04%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.78%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (0.78%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.78%) iPhone
9 3 (0.78%) iPad
9 3 (0.78%) Statistics
10 2 (0.52%) Handset
10 2 (0.52%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.52%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.52%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 126 (32.81%) Windows 7
2 63 (16.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 60 (15.63%) Windows XP
4 51 (13.28%) Windows Server 2003
5 49 (12.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 48 (12.50%) Linux
7 23 (5.99%) UNIX
8 20 (5.21%) Windows 8
9 8 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (1.56%) Solaris
11 5 (1.30%) Android
11 5 (1.30%) Windows Mobile
11 5 (1.30%) AIX
11 5 (1.30%) CentOS
11 5 (1.30%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.78%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.78%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.52%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.26%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (20.05%) ITIL
2 67 (17.45%) Migration
3 32 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 29 (7.55%) Incident Management
5 22 (5.73%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (5.73%) Project Management
6 20 (5.21%) PRINCE2
7 15 (3.91%) Programme Management
8 14 (3.65%) Test Scripting
9 11 (2.86%) Document Management
9 11 (2.86%) Change Management
9 11 (2.86%) Server Building
10 10 (2.60%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 10 (2.60%) DevOps
10 10 (2.60%) Configuration Management
10 10 (2.60%) Automated Testing
11 9 (2.34%) Service Management
12 8 (2.08%) Time Management
12 8 (2.08%) Software Delivery
12 8 (2.08%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 49 (12.76%) SQL
2 25 (6.51%) Java
3 23 (5.99%) PowerShell
4 9 (2.34%) C#
5 8 (2.08%) Perl
5 8 (2.08%) VBScript
5 8 (2.08%) VB
5 8 (2.08%) Python
6 7 (1.82%) PHP
6 7 (1.82%) Bash Shell
7 5 (1.30%) C
7 5 (1.30%) C++
7 5 (1.30%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.78%) PL/SQL
8 3 (0.78%) Objective-C
8 3 (0.78%) Ruby
9 1 (0.26%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.26%) ABAP
9 1 (0.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 49 (12.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (5.73%) Security Cleared
3 20 (5.21%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (5.21%) MCSA
4 19 (4.95%) MCSE
4 19 (4.95%) MCITP
5 14 (3.65%) CCNA
6 13 (3.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 11 (2.86%) Citrix Certification
8 8 (2.08%) MOS
8 8 (2.08%) A+ Certification
8 8 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (2.08%) CCA
8 8 (2.08%) MCDST
9 7 (1.82%) Degree
10 6 (1.56%) SC Cleared
10 6 (1.56%) CCEE
10 6 (1.56%) MCP
11 4 (1.04%) CCIE
11 4 (1.04%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.25%) QA
2 18 (4.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (4.17%) SLA
4 3 (0.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 181 (47.14%) Active Directory
2 59 (15.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (8.33%) XenApp
4 28 (7.29%) Hyper-V
5 14 (3.65%) XenDesktop
6 11 (2.86%) BitLocker
7 9 (2.34%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (2.08%) MetaFrame
8 8 (2.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 6 (1.56%) vSphere
9 6 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (1.04%) NFS
10 4 (1.04%) VMware ESX
10 4 (1.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.78%) Xen
11 3 (0.78%) Terminal Server
11 3 (0.78%) XenServer
11 3 (0.78%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.26%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.26%) RACF
Systems Management
1 71 (18.49%) SCCM
2 11 (2.86%) Puppet
3 9 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (1.56%) Backup Exec
5 5 (1.30%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (1.04%) SCOM
6 4 (1.04%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (0.78%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.78%) Hyperic
7 3 (0.78%) Ansible
7 3 (0.78%) WSUS
8 2 (0.52%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.52%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.26%) zSecure
9 1 (0.26%) OMEGAMON
9 1 (0.26%) WMI
9 1 (0.26%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.26%) OpenView
9 1 (0.26%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 166 (43.23%) Microsoft
2 127 (33.07%) VMware
3 81 (21.09%) Citrix
4 34 (8.85%) Cisco
5 25 (6.51%) HP
6 22 (5.73%) AppSense
7 19 (4.95%) Oracle
8 17 (4.43%) NetApp
8 17 (4.43%) Wyse
9 14 (3.65%) McAfee
10 12 (3.13%) EMC
10 12 (3.13%) Red Hat
11 11 (2.86%) Dell
12 10 (2.60%) IBM
12 10 (2.60%) Lotus
12 10 (2.60%) Sophos
13 9 (2.34%) Symantec
13 9 (2.34%) Google
14 8 (2.08%) SAP
15 7 (1.82%) Veeam
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day c£400-£550 p/day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £251 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Twist IT
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Wigan
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + DOE
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £0.000 per hour
Posted: 21 days ago
Stockport
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Manchester
Barclay Anderson
Rate: £0 - £250 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £230 - £270 per day + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Manchester
Venturi
Rate: £14 - £15 per hour
Posted: 27 days ago