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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 5 7
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 170 181 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.01% 15.12% 13.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.29% 76.05% 61.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 83 45
Average daily rate
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£309 £275 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.27% +1.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £121 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 29 27
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £13.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £10.00 £9.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.85 £21.80 £28.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £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
319 238 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 20.66% 19.88% 21.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 116 87
Average daily rate £350 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £134 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 30 27
Average hourly rate £13.87 £14.62 £13.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.14% +5.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £10.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -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 6 March 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 6 March 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 6 March 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 - 9 £213 - 2
Bolton +1 4 - - 6
Stockport 0 3 £190 -45.71% 4
Bury - 3 £500 - 3
Salford +2 2 - - 4
Cheadle - 1 - - 2
Rochdale - - - - 6
Altrincham - - - - 6
Wigan - - - - 1
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 154 (40.21%) Microsoft
2 139 (36.29%) Active Directory
3 108 (28.20%) Windows 7
4 99 (25.85%) Citrix
5 91 (23.76%) VMware
6 84 (21.93%) MS Office
7 72 (18.80%) Windows XP
8 70 (18.28%) ITIL
9 69 (18.02%) Linux
10 58 (15.14%) VMware Infrastructure
11 57 (14.88%) MS Excel
12 56 (14.62%) Oracle
12 56 (14.62%) MS Exchange
12 56 (14.62%) Migration
12 56 (14.62%) Windows Server 2008
13 52 (13.58%) Windows Server 2012
14 49 (12.79%) Finance
14 49 (12.79%) SQL Server
15 48 (12.53%) SQL
16 46 (12.01%) UNIX
16 46 (12.01%) Firewall
17 44 (11.49%) SAN
17 44 (11.49%) Windows Server 2003
18 41 (10.70%) IIS
19 39 (10.18%) Cisco
20 36 (9.40%) Agile Software Development
21 34 (8.88%) Java
21 34 (8.88%) Oracle Database
22 32 (8.36%) HP
23 29 (7.57%) LAN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 56 (14.62%) MS Exchange
2 41 (10.70%) IIS
3 22 (5.74%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (4.70%) IBM Notes
5 14 (3.66%) Apache
6 10 (2.61%) Tomcat
6 10 (2.61%) WebSphere
7 9 (2.35%) CICS
7 9 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (1.83%) SharePoint
9 6 (1.57%) WebLogic
9 6 (1.57%) Confluence
10 5 (1.31%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (1.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.78%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.78%) Lync
12 3 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.52%) JBoss
Applications
1 84 (21.93%) MS Office
2 57 (14.88%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.52%) MS Project
5 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.52%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.26%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.35%) Office 365
2 4 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.26%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.26%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.26%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 46 (12.01%) Firewall
2 44 (11.49%) SAN
3 29 (7.57%) LAN
3 29 (7.57%) WAN
4 22 (5.74%) NAS
5 20 (5.22%) Internet
6 19 (4.96%) TCP/IP
6 19 (4.96%) Fibre Channel
7 18 (4.70%) Cisco ASA
8 16 (4.18%) iSCSI
9 15 (3.92%) Wireless
10 14 (3.66%) DNS
11 13 (3.39%) SSL
11 13 (3.39%) VPN
12 12 (3.13%) VPLS
12 12 (3.13%) MPLS
12 12 (3.13%) BGP
13 11 (2.87%) OSPF
13 11 (2.87%) EIGRP
13 11 (2.87%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (12.79%) SQL Server
2 34 (8.88%) Oracle Database
3 11 (2.87%) Hadoop
4 10 (2.61%) MongoDB
4 10 (2.61%) NoSQL
5 8 (2.09%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (1.83%) Oracle Database 10g
6 7 (1.83%) Big Data
6 7 (1.83%) Hazelcast
6 7 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (1.57%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (1.31%) MySQL
8 5 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.31%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (1.04%) Oracle Discoverer
10 3 (0.78%) SQLite
10 3 (0.78%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.52%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.52%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 16 (4.18%) JIRA
2 9 (2.35%) Maven
2 9 (2.35%) Eclipse
3 7 (1.83%) Ant
3 7 (1.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (1.83%) Cucumber
4 6 (1.57%) Gradle
4 6 (1.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 6 (1.57%) Mercurial
4 6 (1.57%) JUnit
4 6 (1.57%) Toad
4 6 (1.57%) Subversion
5 5 (1.31%) Visual Studio
6 4 (1.04%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.78%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 3 (0.78%) Xcode
7 3 (0.78%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.52%) Fiddler
8 2 (0.52%) MSTest
General
1 49 (12.79%) Finance
2 19 (4.96%) Banking
3 17 (4.44%) Legal
4 8 (2.09%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.09%) Retail
5 5 (1.31%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.04%) Back Office
6 4 (1.04%) Law
7 2 (0.52%) Billing
7 2 (0.52%) Advertising
8 1 (0.26%) Publishing
8 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 94 (24.54%) Analyst
2 45 (11.75%) Service Analyst
3 43 (11.23%) Service Desk Analyst
4 42 (10.97%) Developer
5 33 (8.62%) Architect
6 27 (7.05%) Support Analyst
7 25 (6.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 21 (5.48%) 2nd Line Support
9 18 (4.70%) Support Engineer
10 16 (4.18%) 1st Line Support
10 16 (4.18%) Solutions Architect
11 15 (3.92%) Desktop Support
11 15 (3.92%) Java Developer
12 14 (3.66%) 3rd Line Support
12 14 (3.66%) Server Engineer
13 10 (2.61%) Administrator
13 10 (2.61%) Consultant
13 10 (2.61%) IT Support
14 9 (2.35%) Security Engineer
14 9 (2.35%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (6.01%) XML
2 21 (5.48%) Web Services
3 16 (4.18%) XSLT
4 15 (3.92%) .NET
5 14 (3.66%) JMS
6 13 (3.39%) HTML
7 10 (2.61%) CSS
8 9 (2.35%) Servlets
8 9 (2.35%) XML Schema
8 9 (2.35%) Spring
8 9 (2.35%) JSON
8 9 (2.35%) Application Packaging
8 9 (2.35%) Grails
8 9 (2.35%) CSS3
9 8 (2.09%) WebSphere MQ
10 7 (1.83%) J2SE
10 7 (1.83%) jQuery
11 6 (1.57%) HTML5
11 6 (1.57%) Apache Cordova
11 6 (1.57%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 28 (7.31%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (5.74%) Clustering
3 21 (5.48%) Replication
4 14 (3.66%) Celerra
5 13 (3.39%) Blackberry
5 13 (3.39%) Computer Science
6 11 (2.87%) Mainframe
6 11 (2.87%) NHS
7 10 (2.61%) Life Science
7 10 (2.61%) Open Source
8 6 (1.57%) Enterprise Storage
8 6 (1.57%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.31%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.04%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.78%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.78%) User Experience
12 2 (0.52%) Mobile Computing
12 2 (0.52%) Handset
12 2 (0.52%) Thin Client
12 2 (0.52%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 108 (28.20%) Windows 7
2 72 (18.80%) Windows XP
3 69 (18.02%) Linux
4 56 (14.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 52 (13.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 46 (12.01%) UNIX
7 44 (11.49%) Windows Server 2003
8 25 (6.53%) Apple iOS
9 21 (5.48%) Android
10 19 (4.96%) Solaris
11 18 (4.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (3.13%) Windows NT
13 11 (2.87%) Windows 8
14 10 (2.61%) Windows Phone
15 7 (1.83%) Windows Mobile
16 4 (1.04%) Windows Vista
16 4 (1.04%) Windows 2000 Server
16 4 (1.04%) VMS
16 4 (1.04%) AIX
16 4 (1.04%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (18.28%) ITIL
2 56 (14.62%) Migration
3 36 (9.40%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (5.74%) Service Management
5 16 (4.18%) OO
5 16 (4.18%) Scrum
6 15 (3.92%) Information Security
6 15 (3.92%) Disaster Recovery
6 15 (3.92%) Configuration Management
6 15 (3.92%) Software Engineering
7 14 (3.66%) Incident Management
7 14 (3.66%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (3.66%) Project Management
7 14 (3.66%) Change Control
8 13 (3.39%) PRINCE2
9 12 (3.13%) Test Scripting
10 11 (2.87%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (2.87%) TDD
10 11 (2.87%) iOS Development
11 9 (2.35%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 48 (12.53%) SQL
2 34 (8.88%) Java
3 18 (4.70%) PowerShell
4 15 (3.92%) JavaScript
5 14 (3.66%) XPath
6 13 (3.39%) C#
7 7 (1.83%) Shell Script
8 6 (1.57%) VBScript
9 5 (1.31%) VBA
9 5 (1.31%) Objective-C
10 4 (1.04%) Python
10 4 (1.04%) VB
10 4 (1.04%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.04%) Perl
11 3 (0.78%) PHP
11 3 (0.78%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.78%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.26%) C
12 1 (0.26%) ABAP
12 1 (0.26%) XAML
Qualifications
1 26 (6.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (6.27%) Security Cleared
3 17 (4.44%) VCP4
4 15 (3.92%) DV Cleared
5 14 (3.66%) MCSE
6 13 (3.39%) CCNA
6 13 (3.39%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (2.09%) SC Cleared
7 8 (2.09%) CCIA
7 8 (2.09%) MCP
7 8 (2.09%) Citrix Certification
7 8 (2.09%) CCEA
8 6 (1.57%) CCA
8 6 (1.57%) MCSA
8 6 (1.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 6 (1.57%) Degree
8 6 (1.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (1.31%) MCITP
9 5 (1.31%) ISEB
10 4 (1.04%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (6.79%) SLA
2 6 (1.57%) QA
3 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.26%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 139 (36.29%) Active Directory
2 58 (15.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (7.05%) Hyper-V
4 22 (5.74%) XenApp
5 19 (4.96%) VMware ESX
6 16 (4.18%) Terminal Services
7 14 (3.66%) XenDesktop
7 14 (3.66%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 11 (2.87%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (2.61%) vSphere
10 7 (1.83%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (1.57%) XenServer
11 6 (1.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 4 (1.04%) ISA Server
12 4 (1.04%) Oracle RMAN
13 3 (0.78%) Xen
14 2 (0.52%) Terminal Server
15 1 (0.26%) NFS
15 1 (0.26%) Firmware
15 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 16 (4.18%) SCCM
2 13 (3.39%) Puppet
3 6 (1.57%) Vagrant
3 6 (1.57%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (1.31%) NetBackup
5 4 (1.04%) MIMEsweeper
5 4 (1.04%) CA Single Sign-On
5 4 (1.04%) HP Data Protector
5 4 (1.04%) Data Guard
5 4 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.04%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (0.78%) Ansible
6 3 (0.78%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.52%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.52%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.52%) WSUS
7 2 (0.52%) Salt
8 1 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.26%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 154 (40.21%) Microsoft
2 99 (25.85%) Citrix
3 91 (23.76%) VMware
4 56 (14.62%) Oracle
5 39 (10.18%) Cisco
6 32 (8.36%) HP
7 25 (6.53%) CheckPoint
8 21 (5.48%) Red Hat
9 18 (4.70%) Lotus
10 17 (4.44%) NetApp
11 15 (3.92%) EMC
12 11 (2.87%) Nortel
12 11 (2.87%) Symantec
12 11 (2.87%) SolarWinds
13 7 (1.83%) Apple
13 7 (1.83%) Clearswift
13 7 (1.83%) Atlassian
14 5 (1.31%) AppSense
14 5 (1.31%) SAP
14 5 (1.31%) 3PAR
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