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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
North West / Manchester
Rank 9 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 148 186 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.19% 10.28% 12.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 55.85% 52.10% 57.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 80 83
Median daily rate £340 £320 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £130 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +0.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 23 31
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% +17.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £11.60 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £38.50 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% +6.89%

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
265 357 316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 20.03% 19.73% 20.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 184 157
Median daily rate £383 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £220 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 23 31
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £13.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £40.00 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-10.29% +7.93%

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 25 February 2017.

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 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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 +2 15 £450 +46.34% 4
Bolton 0 5 £345 +21.58% 3
Stockport +9 3 £650 +92.59% 2
Bury 0 2 £431 - 1
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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.

1 111 (33.23%) Active Directory
2 101 (30.24%) Linux
3 99 (29.64%) Windows Server
4 93 (27.84%) Microsoft
5 84 (25.15%) Unix
6 79 (23.65%) VMware
7 76 (22.75%) Firewall
8 71 (21.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 61 (18.26%) SQL Server
10 60 (17.96%) TCP/IP
11 59 (17.66%) LAN
12 58 (17.37%) Windows Server 2008
13 57 (17.07%) WAN
14 48 (14.37%) VPN
14 48 (14.37%) SQL
15 44 (13.17%) Apple
16 43 (12.87%) VoIP
16 43 (12.87%) DNS
16 43 (12.87%) Finance
17 42 (12.57%) Windows 7
18 41 (12.28%) .NET
18 41 (12.28%) ITIL
18 41 (12.28%) Patch Management
19 40 (11.98%) Citrix
20 39 (11.68%) CISSP
20 39 (11.68%) MS Office
20 39 (11.68%) Vulnerability Assessment
21 38 (11.38%) Microsoft Azure
21 38 (11.38%) Vulnerability Management
22 37 (11.08%) SANS

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 19 (5.69%) MS Exchange
2 15 (4.49%) IIS
3 13 (3.89%) SharePoint
4 9 (2.69%) Tomcat
5 8 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (1.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 6 (1.80%) IBM Notes
7 5 (1.50%) Apache
7 5 (1.50%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (1.50%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (1.50%) Skype for Business
8 4 (1.20%) CICS
8 4 (1.20%) Jetty
8 4 (1.20%) Mongrel
8 4 (1.20%) nginx
8 4 (1.20%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.60%) CMS
11 1 (0.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 39 (11.68%) MS Office
2 29 (8.68%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.20%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.60%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.30%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.30%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.30%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 38 (11.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (8.08%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (7.49%) Office 365
4 10 (2.99%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (2.10%) Amazon S3
6 6 (1.80%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (1.50%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (1.50%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (1.20%) Google App Engine
8 4 (1.20%) IaaS
8 4 (1.20%) PaaS
8 4 (1.20%) TestFlight
9 2 (0.60%) Yammer
10 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 76 (22.75%) Firewall
2 60 (17.96%) TCP/IP
3 59 (17.66%) LAN
4 57 (17.07%) WAN
5 48 (14.37%) VPN
6 43 (12.87%) DNS
6 43 (12.87%) VoIP
7 23 (6.89%) DHCP
8 17 (5.09%) VLAN
9 14 (4.19%) SAN
10 13 (3.89%) LDAP
11 12 (3.59%) SSL
11 12 (3.59%) Wireless
12 10 (2.99%) FTP
12 10 (2.99%) HTTP
13 9 (2.69%) HTTPS
13 9 (2.69%) Internet
14 7 (2.10%) Intrusion Detection
14 7 (2.10%) Wi-Fi
15 5 (1.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (18.26%) SQL Server
2 20 (5.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (3.89%) Oracle Database
3 13 (3.89%) Redis
3 13 (3.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (3.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (3.29%) Relational Database
6 10 (2.99%) Oracle Database 11g
7 9 (2.69%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (2.40%) MySQL
8 8 (2.40%) NoSQL
9 7 (2.10%) MongoDB
9 7 (2.10%) SQL Server 2014
9 7 (2.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (2.10%) SQLite
10 6 (1.80%) Hadoop
10 6 (1.80%) Oracle Database 12c
10 6 (1.80%) SQL Server 2000
10 6 (1.80%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (1.50%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 15 (4.49%) Git (software)
2 10 (2.99%) Jenkins
3 7 (2.10%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (1.50%) Android Studio
4 5 (1.50%) JIRA
4 5 (1.50%) NUnit
4 5 (1.50%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (1.20%) CocoaPods
5 4 (1.20%) Maven
5 4 (1.20%) Moq
5 4 (1.20%) Travis CI
5 4 (1.20%) Xcode
6 3 (0.90%) Eclipse
6 3 (0.90%) Gradle
6 3 (0.90%) MSI
6 3 (0.90%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.60%) Ant
7 2 (0.60%) GitLab
7 2 (0.60%) JUnit
7 2 (0.60%) WiX
General
1 43 (12.87%) Finance
2 15 (4.49%) Banking
3 8 (2.40%) Law
3 8 (2.40%) Legal
4 7 (2.10%) Retail
5 5 (1.50%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.90%) Local Government
7 2 (0.60%) Electronics
7 2 (0.60%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.30%) Back Office
8 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.30%) Games
8 1 (0.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 57 (17.07%) Analyst
2 33 (9.88%) Developer
3 19 (5.69%) Support Engineer
4 18 (5.39%) .NET Developer
5 17 (5.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 17 (5.09%) Service Analyst
6 16 (4.79%) Windows Engineer
7 15 (4.49%) 2nd Line Support
7 15 (4.49%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 15 (4.49%) 3rd Line Support
7 15 (4.49%) Architect
7 15 (4.49%) Support Analyst
8 14 (4.19%) Desktop Support
8 14 (4.19%) Service Desk Analyst
9 13 (3.89%) IT Support
10 12 (3.59%) Administrator
10 12 (3.59%) DBA
11 11 (3.29%) Consultant
11 11 (3.29%) Security Analyst
11 11 (3.29%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (12.28%) .NET
2 36 (10.78%) Web Services
3 33 (9.88%) Elastic Stack
4 16 (4.79%) ASP.NET
5 15 (4.49%) XML
6 10 (2.99%) RESTful
7 9 (2.69%) WPF
8 7 (2.10%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (2.10%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (2.10%) REST
8 7 (2.10%) SOAP
9 6 (1.80%) .NET Framework
9 6 (1.80%) J2EE
9 6 (1.80%) JSON
9 6 (1.80%) WCF
10 5 (1.50%) AngularJS
10 5 (1.50%) Entity Framework
10 5 (1.50%) HTML
11 4 (1.20%) Cocoa Touch
11 4 (1.20%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.99%) Data Centre
2 18 (5.39%) Management Information System
3 17 (5.09%) Cyber Attack
4 15 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (3.29%) Mobile App
6 9 (2.69%) Replication
7 8 (2.40%) Security Operations Centre
8 6 (1.80%) Blackberry
8 6 (1.80%) Fat Client
8 6 (1.80%) iPhone
8 6 (1.80%) Thin Client
9 5 (1.50%) Oracle Licensing
10 3 (0.90%) Clustering
10 3 (0.90%) Driving Licence
10 3 (0.90%) iPad
10 3 (0.90%) Life Science
10 3 (0.90%) NHS
10 3 (0.90%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.90%) Wiki
11 2 (0.60%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 101 (30.24%) Linux
2 99 (29.64%) Windows Server
3 84 (25.15%) Unix
4 71 (21.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 58 (17.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 42 (12.57%) Windows 7
7 31 (9.28%) Windows Server 2003
8 22 (6.59%) Windows 10
9 18 (5.39%) Apple iOS
10 14 (4.19%) Android
10 14 (4.19%) Windows 8
11 13 (3.89%) Windows XP
12 11 (3.29%) AIX
13 6 (1.80%) Mac OS X
13 6 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (1.50%) HPUX
14 5 (1.50%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (1.20%) Windows Phone
15 4 (1.20%) zOS
16 3 (0.90%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (12.28%) ITIL
1 41 (12.28%) Patch Management
2 39 (11.68%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 38 (11.38%) Vulnerability Management
4 37 (11.08%) Migration
5 35 (10.48%) Network Monitoring
6 33 (9.88%) Cybersecurity
7 27 (8.08%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (6.59%) Case Management
9 21 (6.29%) Information Security
10 20 (5.99%) Open Source
10 20 (5.99%) Security Operations
11 18 (5.39%) DevOps
12 17 (5.09%) SIEM
13 15 (4.49%) Security Monitoring
14 12 (3.59%) Configuration Management
15 10 (2.99%) Analytics
15 10 (2.99%) Document Management
15 10 (2.99%) Service Management
16 9 (2.69%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 48 (14.37%) SQL
2 26 (7.78%) PowerShell
3 23 (6.89%) Java
4 21 (6.29%) C#
5 18 (5.39%) Python
6 13 (3.89%) JavaScript
7 10 (2.99%) Shell Script
8 8 (2.40%) C++
9 7 (2.10%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.20%) ActionScript
10 4 (1.20%) ActionScript 2.0
10 4 (1.20%) ActionScript 3.0
10 4 (1.20%) Apple Swift
10 4 (1.20%) Objective-C
10 4 (1.20%) Scala
10 4 (1.20%) VB
10 4 (1.20%) VB6
11 3 (0.90%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.90%) PHP
12 2 (0.60%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (11.68%) CISSP
2 37 (11.08%) SANS
3 36 (10.78%) SSCP
4 35 (10.48%) Security Cleared
5 29 (8.68%) SC Cleared
6 13 (3.89%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (2.69%) MCSE
9 6 (1.80%) CCNA
9 6 (1.80%) CCNP
9 6 (1.80%) Degree
10 5 (1.50%) DBS Check
11 4 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (1.20%) MCITP
11 4 (1.20%) MCP
12 3 (0.90%) MCSA
12 3 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (0.60%) CISM
13 2 (0.60%) MCTS
14 1 (0.30%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.89%) SLA
2 4 (1.20%) QA
3 3 (0.90%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 111 (33.23%) Active Directory
2 37 (11.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (4.19%) XenApp
4 12 (3.59%) Hyper-V
5 10 (2.99%) Virtual Servers
6 8 (2.40%) ProxySG
6 8 (2.40%) vSphere
7 7 (2.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 6 (1.80%) VMware ESX
9 5 (1.50%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (1.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (1.20%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.90%) Xen
12 2 (0.60%) Dovecot
12 2 (0.60%) Postfix
12 2 (0.60%) Samba
12 2 (0.60%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.30%) Docker
Systems Management
1 34 (10.18%) QRadar
2 26 (7.78%) SCCM
3 13 (3.89%) Kibana
3 13 (3.89%) logstash
3 13 (3.89%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (3.89%) Puppet
4 10 (2.99%) SCOM
5 7 (2.10%) Ansible
5 7 (2.10%) Nessus
5 7 (2.10%) Nexpose
5 7 (2.10%) Nmap
5 7 (2.10%) RSA enVision
6 6 (1.80%) Data Guard
6 6 (1.80%) Oracle RMAN
7 5 (1.50%) Red Hat Satellite
7 5 (1.50%) ZABBIX
8 4 (1.20%) BladeLogic
8 4 (1.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.60%) NetIQ Identity Manager
9 2 (0.60%) WSUS
Vendors
1 93 (27.84%) Microsoft
2 79 (23.65%) VMware
3 44 (13.17%) Apple
4 40 (11.98%) Citrix
5 35 (10.48%) IBM
5 35 (10.48%) Splunk
6 31 (9.28%) Oracle
7 26 (7.78%) LogRhythm
8 23 (6.89%) Cisco
9 15 (4.49%) HP
10 12 (3.59%) Intel
10 12 (3.59%) Red Hat
11 11 (3.29%) Intel Security
12 9 (2.69%) AppSense
12 9 (2.69%) Blue Coat
13 8 (2.40%) ArcSight
13 8 (2.40%) NetApp
13 8 (2.40%) NetWitness
14 7 (2.10%) Qualys
14 7 (2.10%) SAP
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