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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 8 12
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 176 158 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.61% 12.75% 10.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.90% 65.56% 59.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 71 37
Average daily rate
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£310 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £110 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £314
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 32 22
Average hourly rate £13.87 £15.25 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.04% -4.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.05 £9.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.16 £25.00 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -1.63%
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
289 241 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 19.06% 19.45% 18.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 123 69
Average daily rate £331 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.41% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £120 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 33 23
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.85 £20.10 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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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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
Oldham +1 5 £265 +68.25%
Stockport -2 5 - - 10
Cheadle - 4 - -
Bolton -7 2 £675 - 5
Sale - 2 - -
Audenshaw +3 1 - -
Stalybridge - 1 - -
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 160 (44.82%) Active Directory
2 148 (41.46%) Microsoft
3 108 (30.25%) Windows 7
4 94 (26.33%) VMware
4 94 (26.33%) Citrix
5 71 (19.89%) ITIL
6 68 (19.05%) MS Office
7 64 (17.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 60 (16.81%) Linux
9 59 (16.53%) MS Excel
10 56 (15.69%) MS Exchange
11 55 (15.41%) Oracle
12 54 (15.13%) Windows XP
12 54 (15.13%) Migration
12 54 (15.13%) Windows Server 2003
13 51 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
14 49 (13.73%) SQL
14 49 (13.73%) VMware Infrastructure
15 43 (12.04%) SQL Server
15 43 (12.04%) Finance
16 40 (11.20%) Firewall
16 40 (11.20%) SCCM
17 39 (10.92%) Microsoft Certification
18 37 (10.36%) UNIX
19 36 (10.08%) Cisco
20 35 (9.80%) SAN
21 33 (9.24%) WAN
21 33 (9.24%) Oracle Database
22 32 (8.96%) Security Cleared
22 32 (8.96%) XenApp

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (15.69%) MS Exchange
2 29 (8.12%) IIS
3 26 (7.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (4.20%) Apache
5 14 (3.92%) IBM Notes
6 8 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (1.96%) Confluence
7 7 (1.96%) WebLogic
8 5 (1.40%) Lync
8 5 (1.40%) WebSphere
8 5 (1.40%) SharePoint
8 5 (1.40%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.12%) JBoss
10 3 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.84%) CICS
10 3 (0.84%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.56%) CMS
11 2 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 68 (19.05%) MS Office
2 59 (16.53%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.56%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.56%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.20%) Office 365
2 5 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.28%) Symantec.cloud
3 1 (0.28%) IaaS
3 1 (0.28%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 40 (11.20%) Firewall
2 35 (9.80%) SAN
3 33 (9.24%) WAN
4 31 (8.68%) LAN
5 22 (6.16%) VPN
6 21 (5.88%) Internet
7 18 (5.04%) TCP/IP
8 14 (3.92%) SSL
8 14 (3.92%) Cisco ASA
9 12 (3.36%) iSCSI
10 11 (3.08%) NAS
10 11 (3.08%) DNS
11 10 (2.80%) Network Security
12 9 (2.52%) Fibre Channel
12 9 (2.52%) Wireless
13 8 (2.24%) BGP
13 8 (2.24%) MPLS
13 8 (2.24%) DHCP
13 8 (2.24%) VPLS
13 8 (2.24%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (12.04%) SQL Server
2 33 (9.24%) Oracle Database
3 11 (3.08%) MongoDB
3 11 (3.08%) Hadoop
4 9 (2.52%) NoSQL
5 8 (2.24%) Big Data
6 7 (1.96%) Relational Database
6 7 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (1.96%) MySQL
7 6 (1.68%) Oracle Database 10g
7 6 (1.68%) RDBMS
7 6 (1.68%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (1.12%) Oracle Discoverer
9 4 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.56%) SQLPlus
11 2 (0.56%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 15 (4.20%) JIRA
2 10 (2.80%) Eclipse
3 8 (2.24%) Ant
4 7 (1.96%) Gradle
4 7 (1.96%) Cucumber
4 7 (1.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 7 (1.96%) Mercurial
4 7 (1.96%) Subversion
4 7 (1.96%) JUnit
5 6 (1.68%) Toad
5 6 (1.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (1.12%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (1.12%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.84%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (0.84%) Moq
7 3 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.56%) MSI
8 2 (0.56%) InstallShield
8 2 (0.56%) Maven
8 2 (0.56%) MSTest
General
1 43 (12.04%) Finance
2 18 (5.04%) Legal
3 14 (3.92%) Banking
4 11 (3.08%) Law
5 7 (1.96%) Retail
5 7 (1.96%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.68%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.56%) Back Office
7 2 (0.56%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.56%) Marketing
7 2 (0.56%) Billing
8 1 (0.28%) Advertising
8 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 98 (27.45%) Analyst
2 34 (9.52%) Service Analyst
3 31 (8.68%) Service Desk Analyst
3 31 (8.68%) Architect
4 30 (8.40%) Support Analyst
4 30 (8.40%) Support Engineer
5 28 (7.84%) 2nd Line Support
6 21 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 21 (5.88%) Developer
7 20 (5.60%) 3rd Line Support
8 19 (5.32%) Desktop Support
9 18 (5.04%) Technical Analyst
10 17 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
11 12 (3.36%) Solutions Architect
12 11 (3.08%) Technical Engineer
13 9 (2.52%) Desktop Engineer
13 9 (2.52%) Team Leader
13 9 (2.52%) Java Developer
13 9 (2.52%) Security Engineer
14 8 (2.24%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.20%) Web Services
2 13 (3.64%) .NET
3 10 (2.80%) JMS
4 9 (2.52%) Application Packaging
5 8 (2.24%) JSON
6 7 (1.96%) Java EE
6 7 (1.96%) XML
6 7 (1.96%) EJB
6 7 (1.96%) Middleware
7 4 (1.12%) WPF
8 3 (0.84%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.84%) XSLT
8 3 (0.84%) WinForms
9 2 (0.56%) WebSphere MQ
9 2 (0.56%) J2SE
9 2 (0.56%) Servlets
9 2 (0.56%) HTML
9 2 (0.56%) ODBC
9 2 (0.56%) DOM
9 2 (0.56%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.92%) Clustering
3 13 (3.64%) Fat Client
3 13 (3.64%) Thin Client
4 10 (2.80%) Replication
4 10 (2.80%) Blackberry
5 9 (2.52%) Open Source
5 9 (2.52%) Mainframe
6 8 (2.24%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.24%) Life Science
7 7 (1.96%) Celerra
8 6 (1.68%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.12%) Handset
9 4 (1.12%) NHS
9 4 (1.12%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.84%) iPhone
10 3 (0.84%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (0.84%) iPad
10 3 (0.84%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 108 (30.25%) Windows 7
2 64 (17.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 60 (16.81%) Linux
4 54 (15.13%) Windows XP
4 54 (15.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 51 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 37 (10.36%) UNIX
7 17 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (3.64%) Solaris
9 10 (2.80%) Apple iOS
10 7 (1.96%) Windows 8
10 7 (1.96%) CentOS
10 7 (1.96%) Windows NT
11 5 (1.40%) Windows 2000 Server
11 5 (1.40%) Windows 2000
12 4 (1.12%) VMS
12 4 (1.12%) Windows Mobile
13 3 (0.84%) Android
14 2 (0.56%) AIX
14 2 (0.56%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (19.89%) ITIL
2 54 (15.13%) Migration
3 31 (8.68%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (6.16%) Incident Management
5 17 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 16 (4.48%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (4.20%) Service Management
7 15 (4.20%) Information Security
7 15 (4.20%) Project Management
7 15 (4.20%) Configuration Management
8 14 (3.92%) Scrum
8 14 (3.92%) OO
8 14 (3.92%) Test Scripting
8 14 (3.92%) Time Management
9 13 (3.64%) Software Engineering
10 12 (3.36%) PRINCE2
11 11 (3.08%) TDD
11 11 (3.08%) Disaster Recovery
12 10 (2.80%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (2.52%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (13.73%) SQL
2 29 (8.12%) Java
3 13 (3.64%) PowerShell
4 9 (2.52%) C#
5 8 (2.24%) Shell Script
6 7 (1.96%) VBScript
6 7 (1.96%) JavaScript
7 6 (1.68%) PL/SQL
8 5 (1.40%) VBA
8 5 (1.40%) PHP
9 4 (1.12%) Python
9 4 (1.12%) Perl
9 4 (1.12%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.84%) VB
10 3 (0.84%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.56%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.56%) XPath
11 2 (0.56%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.28%) C
12 1 (0.28%) XAML
Qualifications
1 39 (10.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (8.96%) Security Cleared
3 15 (4.20%) DV Cleared
4 14 (3.92%) MCSE
4 14 (3.92%) MCITP
5 11 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (2.52%) MCDST
6 9 (2.52%) MCSA
7 8 (2.24%) MCP
7 8 (2.24%) A+ Certification
7 8 (2.24%) Citrix Certification
7 8 (2.24%) MOS
8 7 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (1.96%) CCNA
9 6 (1.68%) SC Cleared
9 6 (1.68%) CCEE
9 6 (1.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 5 (1.40%) Degree
10 5 (1.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (1.40%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.44%) QA
2 19 (5.32%) SLA
3 18 (5.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 160 (44.82%) Active Directory
2 49 (13.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (8.96%) XenApp
4 22 (6.16%) Hyper-V
5 12 (3.36%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (3.08%) BitLocker
6 11 (3.08%) VMware ESX
7 10 (2.80%) XenDesktop
7 10 (2.80%) vSphere
8 9 (2.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 9 (2.52%) Terminal Services
9 8 (2.24%) MetaFrame
10 7 (1.96%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 4 (1.12%) ISA Server
11 4 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.84%) Xen
13 2 (0.56%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.56%) XenServer
13 2 (0.56%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 40 (11.20%) SCCM
2 13 (3.64%) Puppet
3 7 (1.96%) Vagrant
4 6 (1.68%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (1.40%) AirWatch
6 4 (1.12%) MIMEsweeper
6 4 (1.12%) CA Single Sign-On
6 4 (1.12%) Oracle RMAN
6 4 (1.12%) Data Guard
6 4 (1.12%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (0.84%) Ansible
7 3 (0.84%) Hyperic
7 3 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.84%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.56%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.56%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.56%) Salt
9 1 (0.28%) Icinga
Vendors
1 148 (41.46%) Microsoft
2 94 (26.33%) VMware
2 94 (26.33%) Citrix
3 55 (15.41%) Oracle
4 36 (10.08%) Cisco
5 25 (7.00%) CheckPoint
6 23 (6.44%) AppSense
6 23 (6.44%) Red Hat
7 22 (6.16%) NetApp
8 21 (5.88%) HP
9 18 (5.04%) Wyse
10 16 (4.48%) EMC
11 14 (3.92%) Lotus
12 9 (2.52%) Clearswift
13 8 (2.24%) SolarWinds
13 8 (2.24%) Atlassian
14 7 (1.96%) Nortel
14 7 (1.96%) Apple
15 6 (1.68%) Symantec
16 5 (1.40%) Veeam
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