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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 5 9
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 212 178 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.79% 14.25% 11.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.81% 61.81% 55.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 83 62
Average daily rate
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£288 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.25% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £175 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 27 18
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.63 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +14.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.27 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £25.00 £24.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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
343 288 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 20.70% 23.06% 20.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 155 115
Average daily rate £325 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 27 20
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £9.85 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.30 £25.00 £24.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +7 7 £175 - 11
Salford +2 2 - - 2
Wigan +1 2 - - 2
Oldham +1 2 £233 - 7
Altrincham -2 1 £350 +27.27% 7
Bolton -2 1 £1,000 - 2
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

1 186 (46.62%) Active Directory
2 164 (41.10%) Microsoft
3 130 (32.58%) VMware
4 129 (32.33%) Windows 7
5 103 (25.81%) Citrix
6 89 (22.31%) ITIL
7 87 (21.80%) MS Office
8 73 (18.30%) Migration
9 72 (18.05%) MS Excel
10 69 (17.29%) Windows Server 2008
11 66 (16.54%) SCCM
12 64 (16.04%) VMware Infrastructure
13 62 (15.54%) Windows XP
14 59 (14.79%) Windows Server 2003
15 57 (14.29%) MS Exchange
16 56 (14.04%) Windows Server 2012
17 50 (12.53%) Microsoft Certification
18 49 (12.28%) SQL
19 47 (11.78%) Linux
20 44 (11.03%) Finance
21 43 (10.78%) SAN
22 39 (9.77%) XenApp
23 38 (9.52%) Cisco
24 37 (9.27%) WAN
24 37 (9.27%) Hyper-V
25 35 (8.77%) Oracle
25 35 (8.77%) SQL Server
26 33 (8.27%) LAN
27 31 (7.77%) UNIX
27 31 (7.77%) Incident Management

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 57 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 31 (7.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (5.01%) Exchange Server 2013
4 17 (4.26%) IIS
5 10 (2.51%) Lync
6 9 (2.26%) IBM Notes
7 6 (1.50%) Tomcat
7 6 (1.50%) WebSphere
8 5 (1.25%) SharePoint
9 4 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (1.00%) Confluence
9 4 (1.00%) CICS
9 4 (1.00%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.75%) Apache
10 3 (0.75%) Jetty
10 3 (0.75%) nginx
11 2 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.50%) JBoss
11 2 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.50%) CMS
Applications
1 87 (21.80%) MS Office
2 72 (18.05%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.50%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.51%) Office 365
2 6 (1.50%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.25%) Google Cloud Platform
3 5 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (1.25%) Google App Engine
4 3 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.50%) IaaS
6 1 (0.25%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 43 (10.78%) SAN
2 37 (9.27%) WAN
3 33 (8.27%) LAN
4 29 (7.27%) DNS
4 29 (7.27%) Firewall
5 26 (6.52%) DHCP
6 24 (6.02%) TCP/IP
7 18 (4.51%) VPN
7 18 (4.51%) Internet
8 14 (3.51%) NAS
9 13 (3.26%) iSCSI
9 13 (3.26%) Wireless
10 12 (3.01%) Fibre Channel
11 10 (2.51%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (2.51%) OSPF
11 10 (2.51%) BGP
11 10 (2.51%) VoIP
12 8 (2.01%) MPLS
13 7 (1.75%) EIGRP
13 7 (1.75%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (8.77%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.76%) Oracle Database
3 9 (2.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (1.75%) MongoDB
5 6 (1.50%) Hadoop
6 5 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (1.25%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.25%) Big Data
7 4 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (1.00%) MySQL
7 4 (1.00%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.00%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.50%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.50%) Oracle Discoverer
9 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (2.26%) JIRA
2 7 (1.75%) MSI
3 6 (1.50%) Eclipse
4 5 (1.25%) Visual Studio
4 5 (1.25%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.00%) Subversion
5 4 (1.00%) Cucumber
5 4 (1.00%) Gradle
5 4 (1.00%) Ant
5 4 (1.00%) JUnit
5 4 (1.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (1.00%) Mercurial
6 3 (0.75%) InstallShield
6 3 (0.75%) Moq
7 2 (0.50%) MSTest
7 2 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.25%) Rhino Mocks
8 1 (0.25%) Toad
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.25%) Fiddler
General
1 44 (11.03%) Finance
2 20 (5.01%) Legal
3 13 (3.26%) Manufacturing
3 13 (3.26%) Law
4 12 (3.01%) Banking
5 7 (1.75%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.50%) Retail
6 6 (1.50%) Marketing
7 4 (1.00%) Electronics
8 3 (0.75%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.50%) Back Office
10 1 (0.25%) Advertising
10 1 (0.25%) Automotive
10 1 (0.25%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.25%) French Language
10 1 (0.25%) German Language
10 1 (0.25%) Billing
10 1 (0.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 103 (25.81%) Analyst
2 56 (14.04%) Support Engineer
3 42 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
4 40 (10.03%) Service Analyst
5 32 (8.02%) 3rd Line Support
6 31 (7.77%) Architect
6 31 (7.77%) Service Desk Analyst
7 30 (7.52%) Support Analyst
8 21 (5.26%) Desktop Support
8 21 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 20 (5.01%) 1st Line Support
9 20 (5.01%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 18 (4.51%) Technical Analyst
11 15 (3.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 14 (3.51%) Developer
13 12 (3.01%) Solutions Architect
14 11 (2.76%) Consultant
14 11 (2.76%) Team Leader
14 11 (2.76%) Technical Engineer
14 11 (2.76%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.76%) .NET
2 10 (2.51%) Application Packaging
3 9 (2.26%) Middleware
4 7 (1.75%) JSON
5 6 (1.50%) HTML
5 6 (1.50%) Web Services
5 6 (1.50%) XML
6 5 (1.25%) J2EE
7 4 (1.00%) EJB
7 4 (1.00%) CSS
7 4 (1.00%) JMS
7 4 (1.00%) Java EE
7 4 (1.00%) HTML5
7 4 (1.00%) AngularJS
8 3 (0.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (0.75%) CSS3
8 3 (0.75%) Backbone.js
8 3 (0.75%) Ember.js
8 3 (0.75%) jQuery
8 3 (0.75%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.27%) Data Centre
2 23 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (3.51%) Fat Client
3 14 (3.51%) Thin Client
3 14 (3.51%) Clustering
4 12 (3.01%) Blackberry
5 9 (2.26%) NHS
6 8 (2.01%) Replication
6 8 (2.01%) Life Science
7 7 (1.75%) Celerra
7 7 (1.75%) Mainframe
7 7 (1.75%) EMC VNX
8 6 (1.50%) Private Cloud
9 5 (1.25%) Computer Science
10 4 (1.00%) DTV
11 3 (0.75%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.75%) Statistics
11 3 (0.75%) iPhone
11 3 (0.75%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.75%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 129 (32.33%) Windows 7
2 69 (17.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 62 (15.54%) Windows XP
4 59 (14.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 56 (14.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 47 (11.78%) Linux
7 31 (7.77%) UNIX
8 19 (4.76%) Windows 8
9 13 (3.26%) Solaris
10 12 (3.01%) Apple iOS
11 10 (2.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (1.75%) CentOS
13 5 (1.25%) Android
13 5 (1.25%) Windows Mobile
13 5 (1.25%) Windows NT
13 5 (1.25%) AIX
14 4 (1.00%) Windows 2000
14 4 (1.00%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.50%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.25%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (22.31%) ITIL
2 73 (18.30%) Migration
3 31 (7.77%) Incident Management
4 30 (7.52%) User Acceptance Testing
4 30 (7.52%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (5.26%) PRINCE2
6 18 (4.51%) Test Scripting
7 16 (4.01%) Configuration Management
7 16 (4.01%) Project Management
8 14 (3.51%) Service Management
9 12 (3.01%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (2.76%) Programme Management
10 11 (2.76%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (2.76%) Time Management
10 11 (2.76%) Application Discovery
11 10 (2.51%) Server Building
11 10 (2.51%) SDLC
11 10 (2.51%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 10 (2.51%) Software Engineering
11 10 (2.51%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (12.28%) SQL
2 22 (5.51%) Java
3 19 (4.76%) PowerShell
4 11 (2.76%) C#
5 9 (2.26%) Perl
5 9 (2.26%) VBScript
6 8 (2.01%) Python
7 6 (1.50%) Bash Shell
8 5 (1.25%) VB
8 5 (1.25%) VBA
8 5 (1.25%) PHP
8 5 (1.25%) JavaScript
9 4 (1.00%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.00%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.00%) C
10 3 (0.75%) Objective-C
10 3 (0.75%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.50%) C++
11 2 (0.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 50 (12.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (7.02%) Security Cleared
3 22 (5.51%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (5.26%) MCSA
5 18 (4.51%) MCSE
5 18 (4.51%) MCITP
6 16 (4.01%) CCNA
7 13 (3.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 10 (2.51%) Citrix Certification
9 9 (2.26%) MCDST
10 8 (2.01%) DV Cleared
10 8 (2.01%) MOS
10 8 (2.01%) A+ Certification
10 8 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (2.01%) CCA
11 7 (1.75%) MCP
11 7 (1.75%) Degree
12 6 (1.50%) SC Cleared
13 5 (1.25%) CCEE
14 4 (1.00%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.76%) QA
2 19 (4.76%) SLA
3 18 (4.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 186 (46.62%) Active Directory
2 64 (16.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (9.77%) XenApp
4 37 (9.27%) Hyper-V
5 13 (3.26%) XenDesktop
6 12 (3.01%) VMware ESX
7 11 (2.76%) BitLocker
8 10 (2.51%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (2.26%) Microsoft App-V
9 9 (2.26%) Terminal Services
10 8 (2.01%) MetaFrame
10 8 (2.01%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 8 (2.01%) vSphere
11 7 (1.75%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 4 (1.00%) NFS
12 4 (1.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.75%) Xen
13 3 (0.75%) XenServer
13 3 (0.75%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.50%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 66 (16.54%) SCCM
2 11 (2.76%) Puppet
3 6 (1.50%) Backup Exec
4 5 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.00%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (1.00%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (1.00%) Vagrant
5 4 (1.00%) SCOM
5 4 (1.00%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.75%) NetBackup
6 3 (0.75%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (0.75%) Hyperic
6 3 (0.75%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.50%) Ansible
7 2 (0.50%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.25%) Nagios
Vendors
1 164 (41.10%) Microsoft
2 130 (32.58%) VMware
3 103 (25.81%) Citrix
4 38 (9.52%) Cisco
5 35 (8.77%) Oracle
6 28 (7.02%) HP
7 23 (5.76%) AppSense
8 20 (5.01%) NetApp
9 18 (4.51%) EMC
10 17 (4.26%) Wyse
11 16 (4.01%) Red Hat
12 13 (3.26%) Symantec
13 12 (3.01%) CheckPoint
13 12 (3.01%) McAfee
14 9 (2.26%) Lotus
15 8 (2.01%) SolarWinds
15 8 (2.01%) Sophos
15 8 (2.01%) SAP
15 8 (2.01%) IBM
16 7 (1.75%) Nortel
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