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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
North West / Manchester
Rank 8 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 152 246 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.03% 12.81% 13.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.17% 62.60% 60.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 109 95
Median daily rate £325 £325 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £138 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 33 47
Median hourly rate £13.50 £19.00 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.94% +36.98%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.97 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.46% +6.66%

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
303 393 317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 21.99% 20.46% 22.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 195 159
Median daily rate £363 £325 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -6.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £169 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £433 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 33 47
Median hourly rate £13.50 £17.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.58% +21.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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
Salford +2 11 £450 +136.84% 4
Bolton +7 8 £336 +3.46% 4
Stockport +4 5 £515 +42.06% 9
Bury -2 2 £431 -
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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.

1 133 (37.78%) Active Directory
2 105 (29.83%) Windows Server
3 104 (29.55%) Microsoft
4 96 (27.27%) VMware
5 92 (26.14%) Linux
6 76 (21.59%) Firewall
7 71 (20.17%) SQL Server
8 70 (19.89%) Windows Server 2012
9 63 (17.90%) Windows Server 2008
9 63 (17.90%) Unix
10 56 (15.91%) TCP/IP
11 53 (15.06%) DNS
12 50 (14.20%) LAN
13 49 (13.92%) SQL
13 49 (13.92%) Windows 7
14 47 (13.35%) Migration
15 46 (13.07%) WAN
16 44 (12.50%) Citrix
16 44 (12.50%) Oracle
17 41 (11.65%) VMware Infrastructure
18 40 (11.36%) MS Office
18 40 (11.36%) MS Excel
18 40 (11.36%) Finance
19 38 (10.80%) .NET
19 38 (10.80%) Microsoft Azure
20 36 (10.23%) ITIL
20 36 (10.23%) DHCP
20 36 (10.23%) VPN
21 35 (9.94%) Windows Server 2003
22 33 (9.38%) Web Services

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 31 (8.81%) MS Exchange
2 19 (5.40%) SharePoint
3 14 (3.98%) IIS
3 14 (3.98%) Skype for Business
4 10 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (1.99%) SharePoint 2010
5 7 (1.99%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (1.99%) Tomcat
6 6 (1.70%) IBM Notes
7 5 (1.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (1.42%) CICS
7 5 (1.42%) WebSphere
8 4 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.85%) Apache
9 3 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.57%) Jetty
10 2 (0.57%) nginx
Applications
1 40 (11.36%) MS Excel
1 40 (11.36%) MS Office
2 4 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.57%) MS Project
3 2 (0.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.28%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.28%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.28%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 38 (10.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (7.67%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (7.39%) Office 365
4 9 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (2.56%) Amazon S3
5 6 (1.70%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (1.42%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (1.14%) IaaS
7 4 (1.14%) TestFlight
8 2 (0.57%) Google App Engine
8 2 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.57%) PaaS
8 2 (0.57%) Yammer
9 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.28%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.28%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 76 (21.59%) Firewall
2 56 (15.91%) TCP/IP
3 53 (15.06%) DNS
4 50 (14.20%) LAN
5 46 (13.07%) WAN
6 36 (10.23%) DHCP
6 36 (10.23%) VPN
7 30 (8.52%) VoIP
8 26 (7.39%) VLAN
9 23 (6.53%) SAN
10 13 (3.69%) LDAP
11 12 (3.41%) Internet
11 12 (3.41%) Wi-Fi
12 10 (2.84%) SMTP
13 8 (2.27%) FTP
13 8 (2.27%) HTTP
13 8 (2.27%) Network Security
13 8 (2.27%) Wireless
14 7 (1.99%) NAS
14 7 (1.99%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (20.17%) SQL Server
2 20 (5.68%) Oracle Database
3 17 (4.83%) Oracle Database 11g
4 16 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (3.13%) Relational Database
6 9 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (2.27%) NoSQL
8 7 (1.99%) MongoDB
8 7 (1.99%) Oracle Database 12c
8 7 (1.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (1.99%) SQLite
9 6 (1.70%) Oracle Database 10g
9 6 (1.70%) Oracle9i Database
9 6 (1.70%) Redis
9 6 (1.70%) SQL Server 2000
9 6 (1.70%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (1.42%) Ingres
10 5 (1.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 5 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (4.55%) Git (software)
2 8 (2.27%) Jenkins
2 8 (2.27%) NUnit
3 7 (1.99%) Moq
3 7 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (1.99%) Visual Studio
4 5 (1.42%) Android Studio
4 5 (1.42%) Visual Studio Team System
4 5 (1.42%) Xcode
5 4 (1.14%) CocoaPods
5 4 (1.14%) Maven
6 3 (0.85%) Eclipse
6 3 (0.85%) Gradle
6 3 (0.85%) JIRA
6 3 (0.85%) JUnit
6 3 (0.85%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.57%) Ant
7 2 (0.57%) IntelliJ
7 2 (0.57%) MSI
7 2 (0.57%) Subversion
General
1 40 (11.36%) Finance
2 13 (3.69%) Banking
3 8 (2.27%) Manufacturing
4 7 (1.99%) Law
4 7 (1.99%) Legal
5 3 (0.85%) Local Government
5 3 (0.85%) Retail
6 2 (0.57%) Electronics
7 1 (0.28%) Back Office
7 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.28%) Games
7 1 (0.28%) Marketing
7 1 (0.28%) Publishing
7 1 (0.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 52 (14.77%) Analyst
2 39 (11.08%) Developer
3 23 (6.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 21 (5.97%) .NET Developer
5 19 (5.40%) Windows Engineer
6 16 (4.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 16 (4.55%) Designer
6 16 (4.55%) Support Analyst
7 15 (4.26%) Administrator
7 15 (4.26%) Desktop Support
7 15 (4.26%) Service Analyst
7 15 (4.26%) Support Engineer
8 14 (3.98%) Architect
9 12 (3.41%) 2nd Line Support
9 12 (3.41%) 3rd Line Support
9 12 (3.41%) Consultant
9 12 (3.41%) Service Desk Analyst
10 11 (3.13%) IT Analyst
10 11 (3.13%) IT Support
11 10 (2.84%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (10.80%) .NET
2 33 (9.38%) Web Services
3 19 (5.40%) ELK Stack
4 15 (4.26%) ASP.NET
4 15 (4.26%) XML
5 12 (3.41%) WPF
6 10 (2.84%) SOAP
7 9 (2.56%) WCF
8 8 (2.27%) REST
9 7 (1.99%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (1.99%) ASP.NET Web API
9 7 (1.99%) JSON
9 7 (1.99%) WinForms
10 6 (1.70%) .NET Framework
10 6 (1.70%) RESTful
11 5 (1.42%) Cocoa
11 5 (1.42%) Entity Framework
11 5 (1.42%) HTML
12 4 (1.14%) AngularJS
12 4 (1.14%) Cocoa Touch
Miscellaneous
1 29 (8.24%) Data Centre
2 18 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.83%) Management Information System
4 12 (3.41%) Cyber Attack
5 9 (2.56%) Mobile App
6 8 (2.27%) Blackberry
7 7 (1.99%) Inversion of Control
7 7 (1.99%) iPhone
7 7 (1.99%) Replication
8 6 (1.70%) Fat Client
8 6 (1.70%) Thin Client
9 5 (1.42%) Oracle Licensing
9 5 (1.42%) PKI
10 4 (1.14%) Mathematics
10 4 (1.14%) NHS
11 3 (0.85%) BYOD
11 3 (0.85%) Clustering
11 3 (0.85%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.85%) Physics
11 3 (0.85%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 105 (29.83%) Windows Server
2 92 (26.14%) Linux
3 70 (19.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 63 (17.90%) Unix
4 63 (17.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 49 (13.92%) Windows 7
6 35 (9.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 22 (6.25%) Windows 10
8 20 (5.68%) Windows XP
9 18 (5.11%) Apple iOS
10 15 (4.26%) Android
10 15 (4.26%) Windows 8
11 14 (3.98%) AIX
12 8 (2.27%) Mac OS X
13 7 (1.99%) HPUX
14 6 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (1.70%) Solaris
15 5 (1.42%) Oracle Linux
16 4 (1.14%) Windows Phone
17 3 (0.85%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (13.35%) Migration
2 36 (10.23%) ITIL
3 30 (8.52%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (7.39%) Patch Management
5 25 (7.10%) Vulnerability Management
6 24 (6.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 19 (5.40%) Cybersecurity
8 18 (5.11%) Network Monitoring
9 15 (4.26%) Case Management
10 13 (3.69%) Security Monitoring
11 12 (3.41%) Information Security
11 12 (3.41%) SIEM
12 11 (3.13%) Problem Management
12 11 (3.13%) Server Building
12 11 (3.13%) Service Management
12 11 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (3.13%) Validation
13 10 (2.84%) Configuration Management
13 10 (2.84%) Open Source
13 10 (2.84%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 49 (13.92%) SQL
2 29 (8.24%) PowerShell
3 26 (7.39%) C#
4 20 (5.68%) Java
5 14 (3.98%) JavaScript
6 10 (2.84%) C++
7 9 (2.56%) Python
8 7 (1.99%) T-SQL
9 6 (1.70%) Objective-C
10 5 (1.42%) Apple Swift
10 5 (1.42%) VB.NET
11 4 (1.14%) PHP
11 4 (1.14%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.14%) VB
11 4 (1.14%) VB6
12 3 (0.85%) C
13 2 (0.57%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.57%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.57%) VBScript
14 1 (0.28%) ANSI SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (7.95%) CISSP
2 27 (7.67%) Security Cleared
3 24 (6.82%) SANS
4 23 (6.53%) SSCP
5 21 (5.97%) SC Cleared
6 13 (3.69%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (2.84%) Degree
8 9 (2.56%) MCSE
9 7 (1.99%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (1.70%) CCNA
11 5 (1.42%) MCSA
12 4 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (0.85%) CCNP
13 3 (0.85%) CISM
13 3 (0.85%) MCITP
13 3 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 2 (0.57%) ISEB
14 2 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.57%) MCDST
14 2 (0.57%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.13%) SLA
2 6 (1.70%) QA
3 5 (1.42%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.28%) COBIT
System Software
1 133 (37.78%) Active Directory
2 41 (11.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (4.55%) VMware ESX
3 16 (4.55%) XenApp
4 12 (3.41%) Hyper-V
5 11 (3.13%) Virtual Servers
6 10 (2.84%) vSphere
7 8 (2.27%) ProxySG
8 7 (1.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 5 (1.42%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (1.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.85%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.57%) Dovecot
12 2 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.57%) Postfix
12 2 (0.57%) Samba
12 2 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.57%) Xen
Systems Management
1 32 (9.09%) SCCM
2 20 (5.68%) QRadar
3 14 (3.98%) SCOM
4 8 (2.27%) Nessus
5 7 (1.99%) Data Guard
5 7 (1.99%) Nexpose
5 7 (1.99%) Nmap
6 6 (1.70%) Kibana
6 6 (1.70%) logstash
6 6 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (1.70%) Oracle RMAN
7 5 (1.42%) Red Hat Satellite
7 5 (1.42%) ZABBIX
8 4 (1.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (1.14%) Puppet
8 4 (1.14%) RSA enVision
9 3 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.85%) SmoothWall
10 2 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.57%) SCSM
Vendors
1 104 (29.55%) Microsoft
2 96 (27.27%) VMware
3 44 (12.50%) Citrix
3 44 (12.50%) Oracle
4 29 (8.24%) Apple
4 29 (8.24%) Cisco
5 22 (6.25%) Splunk
6 19 (5.40%) IBM
7 15 (4.26%) Intel Security
7 15 (4.26%) Red Hat
8 14 (3.98%) HP
9 12 (3.41%) Intel
9 12 (3.41%) LogRhythm
10 11 (3.13%) NetApp
11 10 (2.84%) AppSense
11 10 (2.84%) Dell
12 9 (2.56%) ArcSight
12 9 (2.56%) Blue Coat
13 8 (2.27%) NetWitness
13 8 (2.27%) Qualys
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