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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 13 4
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows 174 116 222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.66% 9.54% 14.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.05% 53.46% 59.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 50 73
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£300 £308 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £149 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £304 £310 £312
% change year-on-year
-1.93% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 19 39
Average hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% -10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.10 £22.50 £32.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.94
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -5.89%
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
285 217 374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 20.74% 17.85% 24.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 113 131
Average daily rate £323 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £160 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
- +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 23 42
Average hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £10.50 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £22.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Altrincham +4 5 £275 - 1
Oldham 0 5 £325 +293.93% 1
Salford 0 5 £290 -3.33% 3
Stockport +1 4 £250 -16.66% 8
Bury - 2 £205 - 2
Cheadle - 2 - -
Bolton -1 1 - - 1
Wigan -2 1 - - 4
Rochdale - - - - 2
Sale - - - -
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 136 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 110 (30.81%) Active Directory
3 96 (26.89%) Windows 7
4 80 (22.41%) MS Office
5 76 (21.29%) VMware
6 69 (19.33%) Citrix
7 68 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 64 (17.93%) ITIL
9 63 (17.65%) MS Excel
10 56 (15.69%) Finance
11 49 (13.73%) Windows XP
11 49 (13.73%) Windows Server 2003
12 48 (13.45%) Microsoft Certification
12 48 (13.45%) MS Exchange
12 48 (13.45%) UNIX
13 47 (13.17%) SAN
13 47 (13.17%) SCCM
14 44 (12.32%) Linux
15 40 (11.20%) Cisco
16 38 (10.64%) VMware Infrastructure
17 34 (9.52%) SQL
18 33 (9.24%) Hyper-V
19 32 (8.96%) MCSE
19 32 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
20 31 (8.68%) Banking
21 28 (7.84%) HP
22 27 (7.56%) Firewall
22 27 (7.56%) Management Information System
22 27 (7.56%) Information Security
23 26 (7.28%) Project Management

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 48 (13.45%) MS Exchange
2 22 (6.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2007
4 11 (3.08%) SharePoint
5 8 (2.24%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (2.24%) WebSphere
6 7 (1.96%) IIS
7 6 (1.68%) Tomcat
7 6 (1.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (1.40%) IBM Notes
9 4 (1.12%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (1.12%) CICS
9 4 (1.12%) Confluence
9 4 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.84%) Lync
10 3 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.84%) Apache
11 2 (0.56%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.28%) CMS
12 1 (0.28%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 80 (22.41%) MS Office
2 63 (17.65%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.68%) MS Project
4 4 (1.12%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.40%) SAP PM
3 3 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.12%) Office 365
2 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (13.17%) SAN
2 27 (7.56%) Firewall
3 22 (6.16%) DNS
3 22 (6.16%) LAN
4 18 (5.04%) Wireless
4 18 (5.04%) VPN
5 17 (4.76%) DHCP
6 15 (4.20%) WAN
7 14 (3.92%) TCP/IP
8 9 (2.52%) HTTP
9 5 (1.40%) VLAN
10 4 (1.12%) Wireshark
10 4 (1.12%) IPsec
10 4 (1.12%) AMQP
10 4 (1.12%) Intranet
10 4 (1.12%) Internet
10 4 (1.12%) VoIP
11 3 (0.84%) NetScaler
12 2 (0.56%) Structured Cabling
12 2 (0.56%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (7.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (2.24%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (1.96%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.12%) QlikView
6 4 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.12%) DB2
6 4 (1.12%) Data Mining
6 4 (1.12%) Hazelcast
7 3 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.56%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.56%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.56%) SQLPlus
8 2 (0.56%) MySQL
9 1 (0.28%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.28%) RavenDB
9 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.28%) MSDE
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 9 (2.52%) Eclipse
2 6 (1.68%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.40%) Subversion
3 5 (1.40%) MSTest
4 4 (1.12%) Gradle
4 4 (1.12%) Mercurial
4 4 (1.12%) Maven
4 4 (1.12%) JIRA
4 4 (1.12%) JUnit
5 3 (0.84%) InstallShield
5 3 (0.84%) AdminStudio
6 2 (0.56%) MSI
6 2 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.28%) Xcode
7 1 (0.28%) Wise Package Studio
7 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 56 (15.69%) Finance
2 31 (8.68%) Banking
3 7 (1.96%) Retail
4 4 (1.12%) Legal
5 3 (0.84%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.84%) Back Office
6 2 (0.56%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.28%) Advertising
7 1 (0.28%) Law
7 1 (0.28%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.28%) Local Government
7 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 90 (25.21%) Analyst
2 34 (9.52%) Desktop Support
2 34 (9.52%) Developer
3 33 (9.24%) Service Analyst
4 32 (8.96%) Service Desk Analyst
5 29 (8.12%) 2nd Line Support
6 27 (7.56%) Project Manager
6 27 (7.56%) Support Engineer
7 23 (6.44%) Administrator
8 22 (6.16%) Support Analyst
9 20 (5.60%) 3rd Line Support
10 18 (5.04%) Business Analyst
10 18 (5.04%) Consultant
11 17 (4.76%) Architect
12 15 (4.20%) Desktop Engineer
13 12 (3.36%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 11 (3.08%) .NET Developer
14 11 (3.08%) 1st Line Support
15 10 (2.80%) Java Developer
15 10 (2.80%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (7.28%) .NET
2 19 (5.32%) Web Services
3 14 (3.92%) ASP.NET
4 13 (3.64%) .NET Framework
5 12 (3.36%) Middleware
6 9 (2.52%) HTML
6 9 (2.52%) WCF
7 8 (2.24%) WinForms
7 8 (2.24%) JMS
7 8 (2.24%) CSS
8 7 (1.96%) WPF
9 6 (1.68%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 6 (1.68%) XML
9 6 (1.68%) SOAP
9 6 (1.68%) Regular Expression
10 5 (1.40%) jQuery
10 5 (1.40%) LINQ
10 5 (1.40%) Application Packaging
11 4 (1.12%) J2SE
11 4 (1.12%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 32 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (7.56%) Management Information System
3 25 (7.00%) Mainframe
4 12 (3.36%) Blackberry
4 12 (3.36%) Economics
5 11 (3.08%) Clustering
6 9 (2.52%) iPad
7 7 (1.96%) PMI
8 6 (1.68%) Tandem
8 6 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.68%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.40%) Replication
9 5 (1.40%) Statistics
9 5 (1.40%) NHS
10 4 (1.12%) Smartphone
11 3 (0.84%) Life Science
12 2 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (0.56%) iSeries
12 2 (0.56%) Firmware
12 2 (0.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 96 (26.89%) Windows 7
2 68 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 49 (13.73%) Windows Server 2003
3 49 (13.73%) Windows XP
4 48 (13.45%) UNIX
5 44 (12.32%) Linux
6 25 (7.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (2.80%) Windows 2000
8 10 (2.80%) Windows 8
9 8 (2.24%) Solaris
10 7 (1.96%) Apple iOS
10 7 (1.96%) AIX
10 7 (1.96%) HPUX
10 7 (1.96%) Windows Vista
10 7 (1.96%) Android
11 6 (1.68%) Windows NT
12 3 (0.84%) NetWare
13 2 (0.56%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (17.93%) ITIL
2 27 (7.56%) Information Security
3 26 (7.28%) Project Management
4 25 (7.00%) Business Analysis
5 21 (5.88%) Migration
6 19 (5.32%) PRINCE2
7 18 (5.04%) Product Management
8 15 (4.20%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (3.64%) OO
9 13 (3.64%) Vulnerability Management
10 11 (3.08%) Disaster Recovery
11 9 (2.52%) Service Management
11 9 (2.52%) Programme Management
12 8 (2.24%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (2.24%) Change Management
12 8 (2.24%) Incident Management
13 7 (1.96%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (1.96%) MVC
14 6 (1.68%) Scrum
14 6 (1.68%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 34 (9.52%) SQL
2 19 (5.32%) PowerShell
3 16 (4.48%) Java
4 15 (4.20%) C#
5 12 (3.36%) VBScript
6 11 (3.08%) Perl
7 7 (1.96%) PL/SQL
8 6 (1.68%) JavaScript
8 6 (1.68%) T-SQL
9 5 (1.40%) Groovy
10 4 (1.12%) XPath
10 4 (1.12%) VB
11 3 (0.84%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.84%) C
11 3 (0.84%) PHP
12 2 (0.56%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.56%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.56%) Python
13 1 (0.28%) VB6
13 1 (0.28%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 48 (13.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (8.96%) MCSE
3 18 (5.04%) Degree
4 16 (4.48%) Security Cleared
5 15 (4.20%) SC Cleared
6 14 (3.92%) MCITP
6 14 (3.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 14 (3.92%) MCP
7 11 (3.08%) MCSA
8 10 (2.80%) CCNA
8 10 (2.80%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (2.80%) MCTS
9 9 (2.52%) VCP5
10 7 (1.96%) PMP
10 7 (1.96%) PMI Certification
11 6 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.56%) CISA
13 2 (0.56%) CISM
13 2 (0.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.20%) SLA
2 6 (1.68%) QA
3 5 (1.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.28%) COBIT
System Software
1 110 (30.81%) Active Directory
2 38 (10.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (9.24%) Hyper-V
4 17 (4.76%) VMware ESX
5 13 (3.64%) XenApp
6 6 (1.68%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (1.40%) Forefront TMG
8 4 (1.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (0.84%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.56%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.56%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.56%) RHEV
11 1 (0.28%) RACF
11 1 (0.28%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 47 (13.17%) SCCM
2 19 (5.32%) Backup Exec
3 16 (4.48%) SCOM
4 5 (1.40%) SCSM
5 3 (0.84%) HP SiteScope
5 3 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (0.84%) WSUS
5 3 (0.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (0.84%) Control-M
6 2 (0.56%) ARCserve
6 2 (0.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.56%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.56%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (0.28%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 1 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.28%) ZENworks
7 1 (0.28%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.28%) Nagios
7 1 (0.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 136 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 76 (21.29%) VMware
3 69 (19.33%) Citrix
4 40 (11.20%) Cisco
5 28 (7.84%) HP
6 24 (6.72%) Oracle
7 20 (5.60%) Symantec
8 16 (4.48%) Juniper
9 15 (4.20%) Red Hat
10 11 (3.08%) IBM
11 8 (2.24%) Dell
11 8 (2.24%) EMC
11 8 (2.24%) McAfee
12 7 (1.96%) Avaya
12 7 (1.96%) SAP
12 7 (1.96%) CheckPoint
12 7 (1.96%) Splunk
12 7 (1.96%) Cyber-Ark
13 6 (1.68%) 3PAR
13 6 (1.68%) CA
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £13 to £16 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Rate: Salary £28,000 - £30,000 plus Bonus Potential
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £240 - £340 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 9-11 Per Hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Wigan
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Greater Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £95.00 - £115.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Greater Manchester
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 15 Per Hour
Posted: 21 days ago
Altrincham
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 21 days ago