The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Manchester region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 7 4
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 178 134 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 14.22% 11.89% 14.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.12% 54.69% 63.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 62 65
Average daily rate
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£311 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £162 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £373 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 20 35
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.75 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.27 £9.90 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £25.25 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
282 245 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 22.52% 21.74% 22.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 118 99
Average daily rate £320 £300 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 22 38
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.30 £10.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £25.00 £36.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows
North West

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014. 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
Salford -1 4 £325 +8.33%
Bolton 0 3 - - 2
Stockport -3 3 - - 6
Altrincham -3 3 £275 - 4
Wigan -2 1 - - 4
Bury - 1 £205 -
Cheadle - 1 - -
Oldham - 1 - -
Rochdale - - - - 3
Sale - - - -
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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.

1 142 (37.77%) Microsoft
2 123 (32.71%) Active Directory
3 110 (29.26%) Windows 7
4 75 (19.95%) MS Office
5 74 (19.68%) VMware
6 72 (19.15%) Citrix
7 68 (18.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 62 (16.49%) ITIL
9 61 (16.22%) UNIX
10 57 (15.16%) Finance
11 55 (14.63%) Windows XP
12 53 (14.10%) MS Exchange
13 52 (13.83%) MS Excel
14 47 (12.50%) SCCM
15 42 (11.17%) VMware Infrastructure
16 41 (10.90%) Windows Server 2003
17 38 (10.11%) SAN
17 38 (10.11%) Microsoft Certification
18 37 (9.84%) SQL
19 36 (9.57%) Cisco
20 33 (8.78%) Oracle
20 33 (8.78%) Firewall
21 31 (8.24%) Hyper-V
21 31 (8.24%) Banking
22 30 (7.98%) Information Security
22 30 (7.98%) SQL Server
22 30 (7.98%) Linux
23 29 (7.71%) .NET
24 28 (7.45%) Mainframe
24 28 (7.45%) Migration

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 53 (14.10%) MS Exchange
2 26 (6.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (3.46%) SharePoint
4 10 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (2.13%) IIS
5 8 (2.13%) IBM Notes
6 7 (1.86%) SharePoint 2010
6 7 (1.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (1.33%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.33%) CICS
7 5 (1.33%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.80%) Apache
8 3 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (0.80%) Lync
9 2 (0.53%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.27%) Site Server
10 1 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.27%) CMS
Applications
1 75 (19.95%) MS Office
2 52 (13.83%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.33%) MS Project
4 4 (1.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.33%) SAP PM
3 3 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.13%) Office 365
2 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (10.11%) SAN
2 33 (8.78%) Firewall
3 24 (6.38%) DNS
4 20 (5.32%) DHCP
5 19 (5.05%) LAN
6 17 (4.52%) Wireless
7 14 (3.72%) WAN
8 12 (3.19%) VPN
9 11 (2.93%) TCP/IP
10 8 (2.13%) VoIP
11 5 (1.33%) SSL
11 5 (1.33%) IP Telephony
12 4 (1.06%) Nortel Meridian
12 4 (1.06%) IPv4
12 4 (1.06%) IPsec
12 4 (1.06%) Network Security
12 4 (1.06%) HTTP
13 3 (0.80%) Intranet
14 2 (0.53%) Internet
14 2 (0.53%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (7.98%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.72%) Oracle Database
3 13 (3.46%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (2.39%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.33%) QlikView
6 5 (1.33%) Data Mining
7 4 (1.06%) Ingres
7 4 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.80%) SQLPlus
8 3 (0.80%) DB2
8 3 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.53%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.53%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.53%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.27%) RavenDB
10 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.27%) MSDE
10 1 (0.27%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 10 (2.66%) Visual Studio
2 7 (1.86%) MSTest
3 5 (1.33%) Eclipse
3 5 (1.33%) MSI
3 5 (1.33%) InstallShield
3 5 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.06%) Subversion
5 3 (0.80%) AdminStudio
5 3 (0.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.53%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.53%) Toad
6 2 (0.53%) Selenium
6 2 (0.53%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.27%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 57 (15.16%) Finance
2 31 (8.24%) Banking
3 9 (2.39%) Retail
4 5 (1.33%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.06%) Local Government
6 3 (0.80%) Legal
6 3 (0.80%) Back Office
7 2 (0.53%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.53%) Advertising
7 2 (0.53%) Law
8 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.27%) Marketing
8 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 95 (25.27%) Analyst
2 33 (8.78%) Service Analyst
3 31 (8.24%) 2nd Line Support
3 31 (8.24%) Service Desk Analyst
4 30 (7.98%) Support Engineer
5 29 (7.71%) Project Manager
5 29 (7.71%) Developer
6 25 (6.65%) Desktop Support
6 25 (6.65%) Support Analyst
7 21 (5.59%) Administrator
8 18 (4.79%) Consultant
9 16 (4.26%) Architect
9 16 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support
10 15 (3.99%) 1st Line Support
10 15 (3.99%) .NET Developer
10 15 (3.99%) Desktop Engineer
11 14 (3.72%) Business Analyst
12 12 (3.19%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
12 12 (3.19%) IT Support
13 11 (2.93%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (7.71%) .NET
2 19 (5.05%) ASP.NET
3 18 (4.79%) Web Services
4 16 (4.26%) .NET Framework
5 13 (3.46%) WCF
6 12 (3.19%) Middleware
6 12 (3.19%) WinForms
7 10 (2.66%) WPF
7 10 (2.66%) Application Packaging
8 9 (2.39%) HTML
8 9 (2.39%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 9 (2.39%) CSS
9 7 (1.86%) LINQ
10 6 (1.60%) XML
10 6 (1.60%) Regular Expression
11 5 (1.33%) SOAP
11 5 (1.33%) jQuery
12 4 (1.06%) HTML5
13 3 (0.80%) Apache Cordova
13 3 (0.80%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 28 (7.45%) Mainframe
2 26 (6.91%) Management Information System
3 12 (3.19%) Economics
4 10 (2.66%) Blackberry
5 9 (2.39%) NHS
6 8 (2.13%) Clustering
7 7 (1.86%) PMI
8 5 (1.33%) Tandem
8 5 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.06%) IBM Mainframe
9 4 (1.06%) iPad
9 4 (1.06%) Replication
9 4 (1.06%) Smartphone
9 4 (1.06%) Statistics
10 3 (0.80%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.53%) Firmware
11 2 (0.53%) GIS
11 2 (0.53%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.53%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.53%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 110 (29.26%) Windows 7
2 68 (18.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 61 (16.22%) UNIX
4 55 (14.63%) Windows XP
5 41 (10.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 30 (7.98%) Linux
7 22 (5.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (4.52%) Windows 8
9 13 (3.46%) Solaris
10 6 (1.60%) Windows NT
10 6 (1.60%) AIX
10 6 (1.60%) Windows Vista
11 5 (1.33%) HPUX
12 4 (1.06%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.53%) Android
13 2 (0.53%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.53%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.53%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.53%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (16.49%) ITIL
2 30 (7.98%) Information Security
3 28 (7.45%) Migration
4 26 (6.91%) Project Management
5 25 (6.65%) Business Analysis
6 19 (5.05%) PRINCE2
7 18 (4.79%) Service Management
8 16 (4.26%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (3.46%) Product Management
9 13 (3.46%) Vulnerability Management
10 12 (3.19%) OO
11 11 (2.93%) MVC
12 9 (2.39%) Incident Management
13 8 (2.13%) Disaster Recovery
14 7 (1.86%) Business Continuity
15 6 (1.60%) Change Management
15 6 (1.60%) Programme Management
15 6 (1.60%) Data Analysis
15 6 (1.60%) CRM
15 6 (1.60%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (9.84%) SQL
2 21 (5.59%) PowerShell
3 20 (5.32%) C#
4 10 (2.66%) Perl
4 10 (2.66%) VBScript
5 8 (2.13%) Java
6 7 (1.86%) PL/SQL
7 5 (1.33%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.33%) Groovy
8 4 (1.06%) VB
8 4 (1.06%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.80%) C
9 3 (0.80%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.27%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.27%) VB6
10 1 (0.27%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.27%) ABAP
10 1 (0.27%) VBA
10 1 (0.27%) Python
10 1 (0.27%) C++
Qualifications
1 38 (10.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (5.85%) Degree
3 21 (5.59%) MCSE
4 15 (3.99%) MCITP
4 15 (3.99%) Security Cleared
5 13 (3.46%) MCP
6 11 (2.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 11 (2.93%) SC Cleared
7 10 (2.66%) MCTS
8 9 (2.39%) MCSA
8 9 (2.39%) VCP5
9 7 (1.86%) PMP
9 7 (1.86%) PMI Certification
10 6 (1.60%) CCNA
10 6 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (1.33%) ISEB
12 4 (1.06%) CISSP
12 4 (1.06%) CISA
13 3 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.80%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.72%) SLA
2 8 (2.13%) QA
3 6 (1.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.27%) COBIT
System Software
1 123 (32.71%) Active Directory
2 42 (11.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (8.24%) Hyper-V
4 16 (4.26%) VMware ESX
5 13 (3.46%) XenApp
6 11 (2.93%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (2.13%) XenDesktop
8 5 (1.33%) Forefront TMG
9 4 (1.06%) VMware Server
10 3 (0.80%) Terminal Server
10 3 (0.80%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.53%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.53%) RHEV
12 1 (0.27%) vSphere
12 1 (0.27%) RACF
Systems Management
1 47 (12.50%) SCCM
2 22 (5.85%) SCOM
3 21 (5.59%) Backup Exec
4 8 (2.13%) WSUS
5 5 (1.33%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (1.33%) SCSM
6 3 (0.80%) HP SiteScope
6 3 (0.80%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.80%) Control-M
7 2 (0.53%) ARCserve
7 2 (0.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.53%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 1 (0.27%) MIMEsweeper
8 1 (0.27%) Cisco IPCC
8 1 (0.27%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.27%) OpenView
8 1 (0.27%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 142 (37.77%) Microsoft
2 74 (19.68%) VMware
3 72 (19.15%) Citrix
4 36 (9.57%) Cisco
5 33 (8.78%) Oracle
6 26 (6.91%) Symantec
7 22 (5.85%) HP
8 16 (4.26%) Juniper
9 15 (3.99%) CheckPoint
10 13 (3.46%) EMC
10 13 (3.46%) Avaya
11 12 (3.19%) IBM
12 11 (2.93%) McAfee
13 9 (2.39%) Lotus
13 9 (2.39%) Nortel
14 8 (2.13%) SAP
14 8 (2.13%) Splunk
15 7 (1.86%) Wyse
15 7 (1.86%) Cyber-Ark
16 6 (1.60%) SurfControl
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