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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 5 8
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 186 196 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.30% 14.17% 11.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.78% 70.25% 63.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 83 40
Average daily rate
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£320 £290 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £110 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 36 31
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.41 £25.00 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.50 £15.33
% change year-on-year
-1.61% +1.14%
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
306 279 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 18.59% 20.17% 18.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 129 69
Average daily rate £325 £310 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% +24.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £120 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 37 31
Average hourly rate £13.87 £14.25 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% -10.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £10.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.82 £18.00 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.15% -0.78%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 4 May 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
Oldham 0 7 £200 +26.98% 1
Bolton -1 4 £350 +75.00% 5
Cheadle - 4 - - 1
Stockport -5 3 - - 10
Sale - 2 - -
Stalybridge - 2 - - 1
Audenshaw +3 1 - -
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 159 (43.32%) Active Directory
2 151 (41.14%) Microsoft
3 109 (29.70%) Windows 7
4 94 (25.61%) Citrix
5 92 (25.07%) VMware
6 81 (22.07%) MS Office
7 73 (19.89%) ITIL
8 70 (19.07%) Windows Server 2008
9 64 (17.44%) Windows Server 2012
10 62 (16.89%) Windows XP
11 61 (16.62%) MS Excel
12 60 (16.35%) Linux
12 60 (16.35%) Oracle
13 58 (15.80%) Windows Server 2003
13 58 (15.80%) MS Exchange
14 54 (14.71%) Migration
15 53 (14.44%) SQL
16 51 (13.90%) VMware Infrastructure
17 48 (13.08%) SQL Server
18 46 (12.53%) Finance
19 44 (11.99%) Firewall
20 38 (10.35%) UNIX
20 38 (10.35%) SAN
21 36 (9.81%) Cisco
22 35 (9.54%) Microsoft Certification
23 34 (9.26%) Agile Software Development
23 34 (9.26%) Oracle Database
24 33 (8.99%) LAN
24 33 (8.99%) WAN
24 33 (8.99%) IIS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 58 (15.80%) MS Exchange
2 33 (8.99%) IIS
3 23 (6.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (4.36%) IBM Notes
4 16 (4.36%) Apache
5 7 (1.91%) Confluence
5 7 (1.91%) CICS
5 7 (1.91%) WebLogic
6 6 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (1.63%) SharePoint
6 6 (1.63%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.36%) WebSphere
8 4 (1.09%) JBoss
9 3 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.82%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.82%) Lync
10 2 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.54%) CMS
Applications
1 81 (22.07%) MS Office
2 61 (16.62%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.54%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.36%) Office 365
2 5 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.27%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.27%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 44 (11.99%) Firewall
2 38 (10.35%) SAN
3 33 (8.99%) LAN
3 33 (8.99%) WAN
4 22 (5.99%) VPN
5 20 (5.45%) Internet
6 19 (5.18%) TCP/IP
7 15 (4.09%) Cisco ASA
7 15 (4.09%) DNS
8 14 (3.81%) SSL
8 14 (3.81%) iSCSI
9 13 (3.54%) NAS
10 12 (3.27%) Wireless
11 11 (3.00%) DHCP
11 11 (3.00%) Fibre Channel
12 10 (2.72%) Network Security
13 9 (2.45%) VPLS
13 9 (2.45%) BGP
13 9 (2.45%) MPLS
14 8 (2.18%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (13.08%) SQL Server
2 34 (9.26%) Oracle Database
3 11 (3.00%) Hadoop
3 11 (3.00%) MongoDB
4 10 (2.72%) NoSQL
5 9 (2.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (2.18%) Big Data
7 7 (1.91%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (1.91%) Oracle Database 10g
7 7 (1.91%) MySQL
7 7 (1.91%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.63%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (1.09%) Oracle Discoverer
10 4 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.82%) Hazelcast
12 2 (0.54%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 15 (4.09%) JIRA
2 10 (2.72%) Eclipse
3 8 (2.18%) Ant
4 7 (1.91%) Mercurial
4 7 (1.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 7 (1.91%) Subversion
4 7 (1.91%) JUnit
4 7 (1.91%) Gradle
4 7 (1.91%) Cucumber
5 6 (1.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 6 (1.63%) Toad
6 5 (1.36%) Visual Studio
7 4 (1.09%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.82%) MSTest
8 3 (0.82%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (0.82%) Fiddler
8 3 (0.82%) Maven
9 2 (0.54%) MSI
9 2 (0.54%) InstallShield
General
1 46 (12.53%) Finance
2 19 (5.18%) Legal
3 15 (4.09%) Banking
4 11 (3.00%) Law
5 8 (2.18%) Retail
6 7 (1.91%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.36%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.09%) Back Office
9 2 (0.54%) Advertising
9 2 (0.54%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.54%) Billing
10 1 (0.27%) Marketing
10 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 99 (26.98%) Analyst
2 35 (9.54%) Service Analyst
3 33 (8.99%) Service Desk Analyst
4 30 (8.17%) Architect
5 29 (7.90%) Support Analyst
6 27 (7.36%) Developer
7 25 (6.81%) 2nd Line Support
8 24 (6.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 22 (5.99%) Support Engineer
9 22 (5.99%) Desktop Support
10 20 (5.45%) Technical Analyst
11 18 (4.90%) 3rd Line Support
12 14 (3.81%) 1st Line Support
13 13 (3.54%) Solutions Architect
14 10 (2.72%) Technical Support
14 10 (2.72%) Desktop Engineer
14 10 (2.72%) Java Developer
15 9 (2.45%) Team Leader
15 9 (2.45%) Security Engineer
15 9 (2.45%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.63%) Web Services
2 15 (4.09%) .NET
3 11 (3.00%) JMS
4 10 (2.72%) Application Packaging
5 9 (2.45%) XML
6 8 (2.18%) JSON
7 7 (1.91%) Java EE
7 7 (1.91%) EJB
8 5 (1.36%) WPF
8 5 (1.36%) XSLT
8 5 (1.36%) Middleware
9 4 (1.09%) WinForms
9 4 (1.09%) .NET Framework
10 3 (0.82%) WCF
10 3 (0.82%) Grails
10 3 (0.82%) Spring
10 3 (0.82%) SAX
10 3 (0.82%) XML Schema
10 3 (0.82%) J2SE
10 3 (0.82%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 32 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.36%) Clustering
3 11 (3.00%) Replication
4 10 (2.72%) Mainframe
4 10 (2.72%) Computer Science
4 10 (2.72%) Open Source
5 9 (2.45%) Celerra
5 9 (2.45%) Blackberry
6 7 (1.91%) Fat Client
6 7 (1.91%) Life Science
6 7 (1.91%) Thin Client
7 6 (1.63%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.09%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.82%) iPhone
9 3 (0.82%) iPad
9 3 (0.82%) NHS
9 3 (0.82%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.82%) Handset
10 2 (0.54%) User Experience
10 2 (0.54%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 109 (29.70%) Windows 7
2 70 (19.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 64 (17.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 62 (16.89%) Windows XP
5 60 (16.35%) Linux
6 58 (15.80%) Windows Server 2003
7 38 (10.35%) UNIX
8 18 (4.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (3.81%) Solaris
10 11 (3.00%) Windows NT
10 11 (3.00%) Apple iOS
11 9 (2.45%) Windows 8
12 8 (2.18%) CentOS
13 6 (1.63%) Windows 2000 Server
14 5 (1.36%) Android
14 5 (1.36%) Windows 2000
15 4 (1.09%) VMS
16 3 (0.82%) Windows Mobile
17 2 (0.54%) Windows Phone
17 2 (0.54%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (19.89%) ITIL
2 54 (14.71%) Migration
3 34 (9.26%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (5.45%) Incident Management
5 18 (4.90%) Service Management
5 18 (4.90%) Project Management
6 16 (4.36%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (4.09%) Time Management
7 15 (4.09%) Scrum
7 15 (4.09%) Configuration Management
7 15 (4.09%) OO
8 14 (3.81%) PRINCE2
8 14 (3.81%) Information Security
8 14 (3.81%) Software Engineering
8 14 (3.81%) Test Scripting
9 13 (3.54%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (3.00%) TDD
10 11 (3.00%) Disaster Recovery
11 9 (2.45%) Change Control
12 8 (2.18%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 53 (14.44%) SQL
2 28 (7.63%) Java
3 13 (3.54%) PowerShell
4 12 (3.27%) C#
5 9 (2.45%) VBScript
6 8 (2.18%) Shell Script
6 8 (2.18%) JavaScript
7 6 (1.63%) PL/SQL
8 5 (1.36%) VBA
8 5 (1.36%) PHP
9 4 (1.09%) VB
9 4 (1.09%) Python
9 4 (1.09%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.82%) XPath
10 3 (0.82%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.82%) Perl
10 3 (0.82%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.54%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.27%) Erlang
12 1 (0.27%) C
Qualifications
1 35 (9.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (8.72%) Security Cleared
3 16 (4.36%) DV Cleared
4 15 (4.09%) MCSE
5 14 (3.81%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (3.27%) MCITP
7 10 (2.72%) CCNA
7 10 (2.72%) Citrix Certification
8 9 (2.45%) A+ Certification
9 8 (2.18%) MCP
9 8 (2.18%) MCDST
10 7 (1.91%) MOS
10 7 (1.91%) CCA
10 7 (1.91%) CCEE
11 6 (1.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 6 (1.63%) CCIA
11 6 (1.63%) MCSA
11 6 (1.63%) CCEA
11 6 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (1.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.18%) QA
2 18 (4.90%) SLA
3 13 (3.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.27%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 159 (43.32%) Active Directory
2 51 (13.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (7.90%) XenApp
4 20 (5.45%) Hyper-V
5 13 (3.54%) VMware ESX
6 12 (3.27%) Terminal Services
6 12 (3.27%) XenDesktop
7 11 (3.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 11 (3.00%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (2.45%) vSphere
8 9 (2.45%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 8 (2.18%) MetaFrame
10 5 (1.36%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (1.36%) BitLocker
11 4 (1.09%) ISA Server
12 3 (0.82%) XenServer
12 3 (0.82%) Xen
12 3 (0.82%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 26 (7.08%) SCCM
2 13 (3.54%) Puppet
3 7 (1.91%) Vagrant
4 6 (1.63%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (1.09%) AirWatch
5 4 (1.09%) Oracle RMAN
5 4 (1.09%) CA Single Sign-On
5 4 (1.09%) MIMEsweeper
5 4 (1.09%) HP Data Protector
5 4 (1.09%) Data Guard
6 3 (0.82%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (0.82%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.82%) NetBackup
6 3 (0.82%) Ansible
6 3 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.82%) Hyperic
7 2 (0.54%) Salt
7 2 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.27%) Cacti
8 1 (0.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 151 (41.14%) Microsoft
2 94 (25.61%) Citrix
3 92 (25.07%) VMware
4 60 (16.35%) Oracle
5 36 (9.81%) Cisco
6 24 (6.54%) Red Hat
6 24 (6.54%) CheckPoint
7 21 (5.72%) NetApp
7 21 (5.72%) HP
8 19 (5.18%) AppSense
9 16 (4.36%) EMC
9 16 (4.36%) Lotus
10 12 (3.27%) Wyse
11 9 (2.45%) SolarWinds
12 8 (2.18%) Nortel
12 8 (2.18%) Atlassian
13 7 (1.91%) Apple
13 7 (1.91%) Symantec
13 7 (1.91%) Clearswift
14 4 (1.09%) 3PAR
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