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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 184 215 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.07% 11.97% 15.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 51.11% 61.60% 64.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 104 96
Median daily rate £325 £275 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £135 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £301
% change year-on-year
- +8.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 41 31
Median hourly rate £14.75 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.25% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.00 £23.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.86 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-5.42% +5.73%
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
360 349 311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 19.70% 19.43% 23.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 191 169
Median daily rate £375 £325 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £161 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 42 31
Median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.10 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £21.40 £23.90
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 27 August 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
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 27 August 2016.

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 27 August 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
Stockport -11 8 £368 +110.00% 7
Salford -6 6 £420 +52.72%
Bolton - 5 £263 - 2
Oldham +1 1 £300 +29.03% 1
Wigan -3 1 £375 - 1
Ashton-under-Lyne - 1 £375 - 1
Rochdale - 1 £320 - 7
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 194 (48.14%) Active Directory
2 133 (33.00%) Windows Server
3 121 (30.02%) VMware
4 113 (28.04%) Microsoft
5 78 (19.35%) Citrix
6 73 (18.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 67 (16.63%) Unix
8 65 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 64 (15.88%) Linux
10 61 (15.14%) ITIL
11 59 (14.64%) SQL Server
12 58 (14.39%) Windows 7
13 57 (14.14%) Windows Server 2003
14 56 (13.90%) Cisco
15 53 (13.15%) DNS
16 52 (12.90%) Finance
16 52 (12.90%) Data Centre
17 50 (12.41%) SCCM
18 49 (12.16%) VMware Infrastructure
19 48 (11.91%) Firewall
20 42 (10.42%) Migration
20 42 (10.42%) TCP/IP
21 40 (9.93%) SQL
22 39 (9.68%) MS Office
22 39 (9.68%) MS Exchange
23 38 (9.43%) HP
23 38 (9.43%) MS Excel
24 37 (9.18%) DHCP
25 36 (8.93%) Oracle
26 31 (7.69%) Windows XP

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 39 (9.68%) MS Exchange
2 23 (5.71%) SharePoint
3 18 (4.47%) IIS
4 17 (4.22%) Skype for Business
5 10 (2.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 9 (2.23%) SharePoint 2010
6 9 (2.23%) WebSphere
7 6 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (1.49%) IBM Notes
7 6 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (1.49%) WebLogic
8 5 (1.24%) Oracle Application Server
8 5 (1.24%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (0.99%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.74%) JBoss
10 3 (0.74%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.50%) Apache
11 2 (0.50%) IBM Domino
11 2 (0.50%) Jetty
Applications
1 39 (9.68%) MS Office
2 38 (9.43%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.74%) MS Project
5 2 (0.50%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.24%) Oracle 11i
1 5 (1.24%) Oracle Applications
1 5 (1.24%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (1.24%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (0.99%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.50%) Infor M3
3 2 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.25%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 28 (6.95%) Office 365
2 19 (4.71%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (0.99%) Google App Engine
5 4 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.50%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.50%) IaaS
6 2 (0.50%) IBM Cloud
6 2 (0.50%) SoftLayer
6 2 (0.50%) TestFlight
7 1 (0.25%) PaaS
7 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (13.15%) DNS
2 48 (11.91%) Firewall
3 42 (10.42%) TCP/IP
4 37 (9.18%) DHCP
5 25 (6.20%) Network Security
6 21 (5.21%) SAN
7 20 (4.96%) LAN
7 20 (4.96%) VLAN
8 18 (4.47%) WAN
9 13 (3.23%) NetScaler
10 12 (2.98%) FTP
10 12 (2.98%) VPN
11 11 (2.73%) Internet
12 10 (2.48%) HTTP
13 9 (2.23%) VoIP
14 8 (1.99%) Wi-Fi
15 6 (1.49%) Extranet
15 6 (1.49%) IP Telephony
15 6 (1.49%) Unified Communications
16 5 (1.24%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (14.64%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.97%) Oracle Database
3 12 (2.98%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (1.49%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (1.24%) Oracle Discoverer
6 4 (0.99%) DB2
6 4 (0.99%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.50%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.50%) MS Access
7 2 (0.50%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.50%) SQLite
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle8/8i Database
8 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.25%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 21 (5.21%) Jenkins
2 12 (2.98%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.74%) JIRA
3 7 (1.74%) TeamCity
3 7 (1.74%) Visual Studio
4 5 (1.24%) JUnit
4 5 (1.24%) Moq
4 5 (1.24%) NUnit
5 4 (0.99%) Android Studio
5 4 (0.99%) Travis CI
6 3 (0.74%) Calabash
6 3 (0.74%) Hudson
6 3 (0.74%) Maven
6 3 (0.74%) MSI
6 3 (0.74%) Robotium
6 3 (0.74%) Subversion
6 3 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.74%) Xcode
7 2 (0.50%) Gradle
7 2 (0.50%) Vagrant
General
1 52 (12.90%) Finance
2 21 (5.21%) Manufacturing
3 17 (4.22%) Banking
4 11 (2.73%) Law
5 10 (2.48%) Legal
6 5 (1.24%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.99%) Back Office
7 4 (0.99%) French Language
7 4 (0.99%) Marketing
8 3 (0.74%) Retail
9 2 (0.50%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.50%) Electronics
9 2 (0.50%) Italian Language
9 2 (0.50%) Publishing
10 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.25%) German Language
10 1 (0.25%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 82 (20.35%) Analyst
2 38 (9.43%) Support Analyst
3 31 (7.69%) Consultant
4 28 (6.95%) Developer
5 24 (5.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 24 (5.96%) Support Engineer
6 23 (5.71%) Desktop Support
7 22 (5.46%) Desktop Engineer
8 21 (5.21%) Architect
9 18 (4.47%) Desktop Analyst
9 18 (4.47%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 18 (4.47%) Help Desk Support
10 17 (4.22%) 1st Line Support
10 17 (4.22%) Service Analyst
10 17 (4.22%) Technical Analyst
11 16 (3.97%) Citrix Specialist
11 16 (3.97%) Service Desk Analyst
12 15 (3.72%) Windows Engineer
13 14 (3.47%) Designer
13 14 (3.47%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (5.96%) .NET
2 14 (3.47%) Web Services
3 12 (2.98%) XML
4 10 (2.48%) SOAP
5 7 (1.74%) HTML
6 6 (1.49%) ASP.NET
6 6 (1.49%) CSS
7 5 (1.24%) JSON
7 5 (1.24%) Middleware
7 5 (1.24%) REST
7 5 (1.24%) WebSphere MQ
7 5 (1.24%) WinForms
8 4 (0.99%) WCF
8 4 (0.99%) WPF
9 3 (0.74%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (0.74%) Cocoa
9 3 (0.74%) LINQ
9 3 (0.74%) XSLT
10 2 (0.50%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.50%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 52 (12.90%) Data Centre
2 20 (4.96%) PKI
3 19 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (3.47%) Fat Client
4 14 (3.47%) Life Science
4 14 (3.47%) Thin Client
5 13 (3.23%) Mainframe
6 12 (2.98%) Blackberry
7 6 (1.49%) EPoS
7 6 (1.49%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.49%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.24%) BYOD
8 5 (1.24%) EMC VNX
8 5 (1.24%) iPad
8 5 (1.24%) NHS
8 5 (1.24%) User Experience
9 4 (0.99%) Digital Media
9 4 (0.99%) iPhone
9 4 (0.99%) Wiki
10 3 (0.74%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 133 (33.00%) Windows Server
2 73 (18.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 67 (16.63%) Unix
4 65 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 64 (15.88%) Linux
6 58 (14.39%) Windows 7
7 57 (14.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 31 (7.69%) Windows XP
9 24 (5.96%) Windows 10
9 24 (5.96%) Windows 8
10 20 (4.96%) Solaris
11 15 (3.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 14 (3.47%) Apple iOS
13 11 (2.73%) AIX
14 9 (2.23%) Android
15 7 (1.74%) HPUX
15 7 (1.74%) Mac OS X
16 5 (1.24%) Windows Mobile
17 4 (0.99%) Mac OS
18 3 (0.74%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (15.14%) ITIL
2 42 (10.42%) Migration
3 30 (7.44%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (5.96%) Stakeholder Management
5 20 (4.96%) Application Packaging
6 17 (4.22%) Security Patching
6 17 (4.22%) SIEM
7 16 (3.97%) Configuration Management
7 16 (3.97%) Cybersecurity
7 16 (3.97%) Threat Management
8 15 (3.72%) Vulnerability Management
9 14 (3.47%) Virtual Environments
10 13 (3.23%) DevOps
11 12 (2.98%) PRINCE2
11 12 (2.98%) Problem Management
12 11 (2.73%) Patch Management
12 11 (2.73%) Software Engineering
12 11 (2.73%) Technical Analysis
13 10 (2.48%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (2.48%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (9.93%) SQL
2 25 (6.20%) Java
3 23 (5.71%) PowerShell
4 16 (3.97%) C#
4 16 (3.97%) JavaScript
5 11 (2.73%) Shell Script
6 10 (2.48%) Bash Shell
7 8 (1.99%) C
7 8 (1.99%) Python
8 7 (1.74%) C++
9 6 (1.49%) Objective-C
9 6 (1.49%) PHP
9 6 (1.49%) VB.NET
10 5 (1.24%) Ruby
10 5 (1.24%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.99%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.74%) Apple Swift
12 3 (0.74%) Perl
13 2 (0.50%) VB
13 2 (0.50%) VB6
Qualifications
1 27 (6.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (3.97%) CISSP
3 15 (3.72%) CISM
3 15 (3.72%) ITIL Certification
3 15 (3.72%) MCP
4 12 (2.98%) Security Cleared
5 11 (2.73%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (2.48%) CCNA
6 10 (2.48%) MCSE
7 8 (1.99%) DBS Check
7 8 (1.99%) MCDST
7 8 (1.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 7 (1.74%) Degree
8 7 (1.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.99%) EMCSA
9 4 (0.99%) MCSA
9 4 (0.99%) MOS
9 4 (0.99%) SC Cleared
10 3 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (7.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (5.46%) PCI DSS
3 13 (3.23%) COBIT
4 12 (2.98%) SLA
5 6 (1.49%) QA
System Software
1 194 (48.14%) Active Directory
2 49 (12.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (4.71%) XenApp
4 17 (4.22%) VMware ESX
5 14 (3.47%) Microsoft App-V
6 13 (3.23%) Hyper-V
7 11 (2.73%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (1.99%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 8 (1.99%) vSphere
9 6 (1.49%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (1.49%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.50%) Firmware
10 2 (0.50%) NFS
10 2 (0.50%) Time Sharing Option
10 2 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.50%) Xen
10 2 (0.50%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.25%) NDS
11 1 (0.25%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 50 (12.41%) SCCM
2 24 (5.96%) SCOM
3 17 (4.22%) Norton AntiVirus
4 15 (3.72%) WSUS
5 12 (2.98%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (2.48%) McAfee ePO
6 10 (2.48%) Puppet
7 6 (1.49%) Data Guard
8 5 (1.24%) EMC NetWorker
9 4 (0.99%) Backup Exec
9 4 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.74%) Ansible
10 3 (0.74%) DameWare
10 3 (0.74%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.74%) yum
11 2 (0.50%) ServiceCenter
11 2 (0.50%) SolarWinds Orion
11 2 (0.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 2 (0.50%) vMotion
12 1 (0.25%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 121 (30.02%) VMware
2 113 (28.04%) Microsoft
3 78 (19.35%) Citrix
4 56 (13.90%) Cisco
5 38 (9.43%) HP
6 36 (8.93%) Oracle
7 28 (6.95%) Intel Security
8 24 (5.96%) Wyse
9 19 (4.71%) AppSense
9 19 (4.71%) Symantec
10 17 (4.22%) EMC
11 16 (3.97%) CheckPoint
11 16 (3.97%) Remedy
12 15 (3.72%) Red Hat
12 15 (3.72%) Splunk
13 14 (3.47%) Dell
13 14 (3.47%) IBM
14 10 (2.48%) Clearswift
15 9 (2.23%) ServiceNow
16 8 (1.99%) Qualys
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