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 10 December 2016 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 192 231 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.61% 11.79% 14.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.98% 61.27% 66.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 99 102
Median daily rate £325 £305 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% -6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £138 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £415 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 41 46
Median hourly rate £13.50 £17.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.58% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £37.50 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +1.66%
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
392 377 314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 23.70% 19.24% 21.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 182 160
Median daily rate £390 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £154 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £430 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 41 46
Median hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +17.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.98 £10.85 £10.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.25 £37.50 £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 10 December 2016.

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
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 10 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +9 20 £450 +78.21%
Stockport -9 8 £480 +37.14% 5
Bolton +1 5 £200 -38.46% 4
Ashton-under-Lyne - 1 £238 - 1
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, 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.

1 154 (41.85%) Active Directory
2 119 (32.34%) Windows Server
3 111 (30.16%) Microsoft
4 109 (29.62%) VMware
5 96 (26.09%) Linux
6 79 (21.47%) Firewall
7 72 (19.57%) SQL Server
7 72 (19.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 71 (19.29%) Unix
9 70 (19.02%) Windows Server 2008
10 55 (14.95%) TCP/IP
11 53 (14.40%) LAN
11 53 (14.40%) Windows 7
12 51 (13.86%) Citrix
13 48 (13.04%) DNS
13 48 (13.04%) SQL
14 47 (12.77%) ITIL
14 47 (12.77%) WAN
15 46 (12.50%) Migration
16 45 (12.23%) VMware Infrastructure
16 45 (12.23%) SCCM
17 44 (11.96%) Oracle
18 43 (11.68%) Windows Server 2003
19 41 (11.14%) MS Office
19 41 (11.14%) MS Excel
19 41 (11.14%) Cisco
20 39 (10.60%) .NET
21 38 (10.33%) Finance
22 37 (10.05%) MS Exchange
22 37 (10.05%) DHCP

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 37 (10.05%) MS Exchange
2 21 (5.71%) SharePoint
3 17 (4.62%) Skype for Business
4 12 (3.26%) IIS
5 9 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (1.90%) SharePoint 2010
6 7 (1.90%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (1.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (1.36%) CICS
7 5 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (1.36%) IBM Notes
8 4 (1.09%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.82%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.54%) Apache
10 2 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.54%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.27%) Mongrel
Applications
1 41 (11.14%) MS Excel
1 41 (11.14%) MS Office
2 4 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.54%) MS Project
3 2 (0.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.27%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.27%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.27%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 30 (8.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (7.07%) Office 365
3 22 (5.98%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.63%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (1.63%) Amazon S3
5 5 (1.36%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.54%) IaaS
7 2 (0.54%) TestFlight
8 1 (0.27%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.27%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.27%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.27%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 79 (21.47%) Firewall
2 55 (14.95%) TCP/IP
3 53 (14.40%) LAN
4 48 (13.04%) DNS
5 47 (12.77%) WAN
6 37 (10.05%) DHCP
7 36 (9.78%) VPN
8 33 (8.97%) VoIP
9 29 (7.88%) SAN
10 28 (7.61%) VLAN
11 15 (4.08%) Internet
12 13 (3.53%) Wi-Fi
13 12 (3.26%) LDAP
14 11 (2.99%) Network Security
15 10 (2.72%) SMTP
16 9 (2.45%) HTTP
16 9 (2.45%) Wireless
17 7 (1.90%) IP Telephony
17 7 (1.90%) NAS
18 6 (1.63%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (19.57%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.16%) Oracle Database
3 16 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
4 15 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (2.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (2.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (1.90%) Redis
6 7 (1.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (1.63%) MongoDB
7 6 (1.63%) NoSQL
7 6 (1.63%) Oracle Database 10g
7 6 (1.63%) Oracle Database 12c
7 6 (1.63%) Oracle9i Database
7 6 (1.63%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.63%) SQL Server 2000
7 6 (1.63%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (1.36%) Ingres
8 5 (1.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 5 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (1.09%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (2.99%) Git (software)
2 10 (2.72%) Jenkins
3 8 (2.17%) NUnit
4 7 (1.90%) Moq
5 6 (1.63%) JIRA
5 6 (1.63%) TeamCity
5 6 (1.63%) Visual Studio
6 5 (1.36%) Android Studio
6 5 (1.36%) JUnit
6 5 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (1.09%) Subversion
8 3 (0.82%) Calabash
8 3 (0.82%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.82%) Hudson
8 3 (0.82%) Robotium
8 3 (0.82%) Xcode
9 2 (0.54%) CocoaPods
9 2 (0.54%) IntelliJ
9 2 (0.54%) JBehave
9 2 (0.54%) WiX
General
1 38 (10.33%) Finance
2 11 (2.99%) Banking
2 11 (2.99%) Manufacturing
3 7 (1.90%) Law
4 6 (1.63%) Legal
5 3 (0.82%) Local Government
6 1 (0.27%) Back Office
6 1 (0.27%) Electronics
6 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.27%) Games
6 1 (0.27%) Marketing
6 1 (0.27%) Publishing
6 1 (0.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 57 (15.49%) Analyst
2 40 (10.87%) Developer
3 25 (6.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 23 (6.25%) .NET Developer
5 20 (5.43%) Support Analyst
6 18 (4.89%) Desktop Support
6 18 (4.89%) Windows Engineer
7 17 (4.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 17 (4.62%) Designer
8 16 (4.35%) Architect
8 16 (4.35%) Support Engineer
9 15 (4.08%) Administrator
10 14 (3.80%) 2nd Line Support
11 13 (3.53%) Consultant
11 13 (3.53%) Service Analyst
12 12 (3.26%) IT Support
13 11 (2.99%) 1st Line Support
13 11 (2.99%) 3rd Line Support
13 11 (2.99%) IT Analyst
13 11 (2.99%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (10.60%) .NET
2 34 (9.24%) Web Services
3 19 (5.16%) ELK Stack
4 18 (4.89%) XML
5 16 (4.35%) ASP.NET
6 11 (2.99%) SOAP
7 10 (2.72%) REST
7 10 (2.72%) WPF
8 9 (2.45%) JSON
9 8 (2.17%) HTML
9 8 (2.17%) WCF
10 7 (1.90%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (1.90%) WinForms
11 6 (1.63%) ASP.NET Web API
11 6 (1.63%) CSS
11 6 (1.63%) Middleware
11 6 (1.63%) RESTful
11 6 (1.63%) XSLT
12 5 (1.36%) .NET Framework
12 5 (1.36%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 37 (10.05%) Data Centre
2 18 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.62%) Management Information System
4 12 (3.26%) Cyber Attack
5 9 (2.45%) Mainframe
5 9 (2.45%) Mobile App
6 7 (1.90%) Blackberry
6 7 (1.90%) Fat Client
6 7 (1.90%) PKI
6 7 (1.90%) Replication
6 7 (1.90%) Thin Client
7 6 (1.63%) NHS
8 5 (1.36%) Inversion of Control
8 5 (1.36%) iPhone
8 5 (1.36%) Oracle Licensing
8 5 (1.36%) User Experience
9 4 (1.09%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.09%) Life Science
9 4 (1.09%) Mathematics
10 3 (0.82%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 119 (32.34%) Windows Server
2 96 (26.09%) Linux
3 72 (19.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 71 (19.29%) Unix
5 70 (19.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 53 (14.40%) Windows 7
7 43 (11.68%) Windows Server 2003
8 26 (7.07%) Windows XP
9 20 (5.43%) Windows 10
10 19 (5.16%) Apple iOS
11 18 (4.89%) AIX
12 17 (4.62%) Windows 8
13 16 (4.35%) Android
14 12 (3.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 12 (3.26%) Solaris
15 10 (2.72%) HPUX
16 7 (1.90%) Mac OS X
17 5 (1.36%) Oracle Linux
17 5 (1.36%) Windows Mobile
18 4 (1.09%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (12.77%) ITIL
2 46 (12.50%) Migration
3 32 (8.70%) Patch Management
4 29 (7.88%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (7.34%) Vulnerability Management
6 24 (6.52%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 20 (5.43%) Cybersecurity
8 18 (4.89%) Network Monitoring
9 15 (4.08%) Service Management
10 14 (3.80%) Case Management
10 14 (3.80%) Information Security
10 14 (3.80%) SIEM
10 14 (3.80%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (3.26%) Software Engineering
12 11 (2.99%) Server Building
13 10 (2.72%) Configuration Management
13 10 (2.72%) Open Source
13 10 (2.72%) Security Operations
13 10 (2.72%) Validation
14 9 (2.45%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 48 (13.04%) SQL
2 26 (7.07%) C#
3 25 (6.79%) PowerShell
4 18 (4.89%) Java
5 16 (4.35%) JavaScript
6 10 (2.72%) C++
6 10 (2.72%) Python
7 8 (2.17%) T-SQL
8 7 (1.90%) C
8 7 (1.90%) VB.NET
9 6 (1.63%) Objective-C
9 6 (1.63%) PHP
10 4 (1.09%) VB
10 4 (1.09%) VB6
11 3 (0.82%) Apple Swift
11 3 (0.82%) Ruby
12 2 (0.54%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.54%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.54%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (8.15%) Security Cleared
2 29 (7.88%) CISSP
3 24 (6.52%) SANS
4 23 (6.25%) SSCP
5 20 (5.43%) SC Cleared
6 18 (4.89%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (2.45%) MCSE
8 8 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (2.17%) Degree
8 8 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (1.90%) CCNA
9 7 (1.90%) MCP
10 6 (1.63%) MCSA
11 5 (1.36%) DBS Check
12 4 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (1.09%) CCNP
12 4 (1.09%) CISM
13 3 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 2 (0.54%) ISEB
14 2 (0.54%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (2.17%) QA
2 8 (2.17%) SLA
3 7 (1.90%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.82%) COBIT
System Software
1 154 (41.85%) Active Directory
2 45 (12.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (5.43%) VMware ESX
4 17 (4.62%) XenApp
5 14 (3.80%) Hyper-V
6 12 (3.26%) Virtual Servers
7 11 (2.99%) vSphere
8 7 (1.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 6 (1.63%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (1.63%) ProxySG
10 5 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (1.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.82%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.54%) Dovecot
13 2 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.54%) Postfix
13 2 (0.54%) Samba
13 2 (0.54%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.54%) Xen
Systems Management
1 45 (12.23%) SCCM
2 21 (5.71%) SCOM
3 20 (5.43%) QRadar
4 9 (2.45%) WSUS
5 8 (2.17%) Nessus
6 7 (1.90%) Data Guard
6 7 (1.90%) McAfee ePO
6 7 (1.90%) Nexpose
6 7 (1.90%) Nmap
7 6 (1.63%) Kibana
7 6 (1.63%) logstash
8 5 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (1.36%) Oracle RMAN
8 5 (1.36%) Red Hat Satellite
8 5 (1.36%) ZABBIX
9 4 (1.09%) Puppet
9 4 (1.09%) RSA enVision
9 4 (1.09%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.82%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 111 (30.16%) Microsoft
2 109 (29.62%) VMware
3 51 (13.86%) Citrix
4 44 (11.96%) Oracle
5 41 (11.14%) Cisco
6 30 (8.15%) Apple
7 24 (6.52%) Splunk
8 21 (5.71%) Intel Security
9 19 (5.16%) HP
9 19 (5.16%) IBM
9 19 (5.16%) Red Hat
10 13 (3.53%) NetApp
11 12 (3.26%) LogRhythm
12 11 (2.99%) AppSense
13 10 (2.72%) Dell
13 10 (2.72%) Qualys
14 9 (2.45%) ArcSight
14 9 (2.45%) EMC
14 9 (2.45%) Intel
15 8 (2.17%) NetWitness
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