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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 169 189 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 9.51% 12.66% 13.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.14% 63.64% 63.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 93 70
Median daily rate £345 £275 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.45% -11.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £137 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £446 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 37 32
Median hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.30 £9.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.48 £19.89 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +6.89%
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
318 297 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 17.89% 19.89% 21.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 151 130
Median daily rate £375 £310 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £160 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 40 32
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.87 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -7.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.70 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £20.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 28 June 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 -12 5 £825 +371.42% 10
Bolton +4 3 £142 -79.00% 2
Oldham +2 2 - - 4
Rochdale - 2 - - 2
Salford -7 1 - - 2
Wigan - 1 - - 3
Audenshaw - 1 - -
Bury - 1 - -
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 158 (44.13%) Active Directory
2 97 (27.09%) Microsoft
3 95 (26.54%) Windows Server
4 85 (23.74%) VMware
5 69 (19.27%) Citrix
5 69 (19.27%) Unix
6 61 (17.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 60 (16.76%) Linux
7 60 (16.76%) Finance
8 58 (16.20%) Windows 7
9 57 (15.92%) Windows Server 2012
10 55 (15.36%) ITIL
11 46 (12.85%) Data Centre
12 45 (12.57%) MS Office
12 45 (12.57%) DNS
13 44 (12.29%) Cisco
13 44 (12.29%) Windows Server 2003
14 43 (12.01%) VMware Infrastructure
15 41 (11.45%) Migration
16 34 (9.50%) HP
16 34 (9.50%) SQL Server
17 33 (9.22%) SQL
17 33 (9.22%) TCP/IP
18 32 (8.94%) SCCM
19 30 (8.38%) DHCP
20 28 (7.82%) MS Excel
21 27 (7.54%) Microsoft Certification
22 26 (7.26%) Windows XP
22 26 (7.26%) Oracle
23 25 (6.98%) Office 365

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 24 (6.70%) MS Exchange
2 13 (3.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 11 (3.07%) IIS
3 11 (3.07%) SharePoint
3 11 (3.07%) WebSphere
4 10 (2.79%) Apache
5 9 (2.51%) WebLogic
6 6 (1.68%) IBM Notes
6 6 (1.68%) Skype for Business
6 6 (1.68%) WebSphere Application Server
7 5 (1.40%) Oracle Application Server
8 4 (1.12%) OpenStack
8 4 (1.12%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.84%) JBoss
9 3 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.84%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.56%) IBM Domino
10 2 (0.56%) SAS
Applications
1 45 (12.57%) MS Office
2 28 (7.82%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.56%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.28%) MS Project
5 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.40%) Oracle 11i
1 5 (1.40%) Oracle Applications
1 5 (1.40%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (1.40%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (1.12%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.56%) Infor M3
3 2 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.28%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 25 (6.98%) Office 365
2 14 (3.91%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (2.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (1.12%) Google App Engine
5 4 (1.12%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.84%) IaaS
6 3 (0.84%) SoftLayer
7 2 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.56%) TestFlight
8 1 (0.28%) PaaS
8 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (12.57%) DNS
2 33 (9.22%) TCP/IP
3 30 (8.38%) DHCP
4 21 (5.87%) Firewall
4 21 (5.87%) Network Security
5 15 (4.19%) NetScaler
6 13 (3.63%) VPN
7 9 (2.51%) FTP
7 9 (2.51%) LAN
7 9 (2.51%) SAN
8 8 (2.23%) VLAN
9 7 (1.96%) HTTP
9 7 (1.96%) SMTP
9 7 (1.96%) WAN
10 6 (1.68%) Extranet
10 6 (1.68%) SSL
10 6 (1.68%) VoIP
11 5 (1.40%) Fibre Channel
11 5 (1.40%) iSCSI
11 5 (1.40%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (9.50%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.79%) Oracle Database
3 8 (2.23%) DB2
4 6 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (1.40%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (1.40%) Oracle Discoverer
6 4 (1.12%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.56%) MS Access
7 2 (0.56%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.56%) SQLite
8 1 (0.28%) DataStage
8 1 (0.28%) MySQL
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (5.59%) Jenkins
2 10 (2.79%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.96%) JIRA
4 5 (1.40%) Subversion
5 4 (1.12%) Travis CI
5 4 (1.12%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.84%) ClearCase
6 3 (0.84%) Maven
6 3 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.84%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.84%) Toad
7 2 (0.56%) Android Studio
7 2 (0.56%) Gradle
7 2 (0.56%) HP UFT
7 2 (0.56%) JUnit
7 2 (0.56%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.56%) MSI
7 2 (0.56%) TestDirector
7 2 (0.56%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.56%) Xcode
General
1 60 (16.76%) Finance
2 24 (6.70%) Banking
3 16 (4.47%) Law
3 16 (4.47%) Legal
4 15 (4.19%) Manufacturing
5 11 (3.07%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.68%) French Language
7 4 (1.12%) Back Office
7 4 (1.12%) Marketing
7 4 (1.12%) Retail
8 3 (0.84%) German Language
8 3 (0.84%) Italian Language
9 2 (0.56%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.56%) Electronics
9 2 (0.56%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 93 (25.98%) Analyst
2 36 (10.06%) Support Analyst
3 30 (8.38%) Service Analyst
4 29 (8.10%) Service Desk Analyst
5 26 (7.26%) Consultant
6 25 (6.98%) Support Engineer
7 24 (6.70%) Desktop Engineer
8 22 (6.15%) Desktop Support
9 20 (5.59%) Developer
10 19 (5.31%) 1st Line Support
10 19 (5.31%) Technical Analyst
11 18 (5.03%) Architect
12 17 (4.75%) Citrix Specialist
13 16 (4.47%) Desktop Analyst
13 16 (4.47%) Desktop Support Analyst
14 14 (3.91%) Help Desk Analyst
15 13 (3.63%) 2nd Line Support
15 13 (3.63%) 3rd Line Support
15 13 (3.63%) Administrator
15 13 (3.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.19%) .NET
2 12 (3.35%) Web Services
3 9 (2.51%) HTML
4 7 (1.96%) CSS
4 7 (1.96%) Middleware
5 6 (1.68%) IBM Integration Bus
5 6 (1.68%) LAPP Stack
5 6 (1.68%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (1.12%) JSON
6 4 (1.12%) XML
7 3 (0.84%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.84%) HTML5
7 3 (0.84%) jQuery
7 3 (0.84%) SOAP
8 2 (0.56%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.56%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (0.56%) Cocoa Touch
8 2 (0.56%) CSS3
8 2 (0.56%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 46 (12.85%) Data Centre
2 17 (4.75%) PKI
3 16 (4.47%) Mainframe
4 14 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (3.91%) Blackberry
5 13 (3.63%) Fat Client
5 13 (3.63%) Thin Client
6 12 (3.35%) Life Science
7 8 (2.23%) EPoS
8 5 (1.40%) iPad
9 4 (1.12%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.12%) EMC VNX
10 3 (0.84%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.84%) User Experience
10 3 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.56%) BYOD
11 2 (0.56%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.56%) iPhone
11 2 (0.56%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 95 (26.54%) Windows Server
2 69 (19.27%) Unix
3 61 (17.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 60 (16.76%) Linux
5 58 (16.20%) Windows 7
6 57 (15.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 44 (12.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 26 (7.26%) Windows XP
9 22 (6.15%) Windows 8
10 16 (4.47%) Windows 10
11 14 (3.91%) Solaris
12 10 (2.79%) AIX
12 10 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (2.51%) Apple iOS
14 8 (2.23%) Mac OS
14 8 (2.23%) Mac OS X
15 5 (1.40%) Ubuntu
16 4 (1.12%) Android
16 4 (1.12%) CentOS
17 3 (0.84%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (15.36%) ITIL
2 41 (11.45%) Migration
3 23 (6.42%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (5.31%) Application Packaging
5 17 (4.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (3.91%) Configuration Management
6 14 (3.91%) Cybersecurity
6 14 (3.91%) Document Management
6 14 (3.91%) SIEM
7 13 (3.63%) DevOps
7 13 (3.63%) Threat Management
7 13 (3.63%) Vulnerability Management
8 12 (3.35%) Incident Management
8 12 (3.35%) Security Patching
9 10 (2.79%) PRINCE2
9 10 (2.79%) Virtual Environments
10 9 (2.51%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (2.51%) Problem Management
10 9 (2.51%) Risk Management
11 8 (2.23%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 33 (9.22%) SQL
2 18 (5.03%) Bash Shell
2 18 (5.03%) Java
2 18 (5.03%) Shell Script
3 16 (4.47%) JavaScript
3 16 (4.47%) PowerShell
4 13 (3.63%) Perl
5 11 (3.07%) C
6 10 (2.79%) Python
7 9 (2.51%) C#
8 7 (1.96%) PHP
9 5 (1.40%) AWK
9 5 (1.40%) C++
10 4 (1.12%) Korn
11 3 (0.84%) Objective-C
11 3 (0.84%) Ruby
11 3 (0.84%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.56%) Apple Swift
12 2 (0.56%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.28%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 27 (7.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (3.63%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (3.63%) CISM
2 13 (3.63%) CISSP
3 11 (3.07%) CCNA
4 10 (2.79%) ITIL Certification
4 10 (2.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 10 (2.79%) MCSE
5 9 (2.51%) MCDST
5 9 (2.51%) MCP
6 8 (2.23%) MOS
6 8 (2.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 6 (1.68%) Security Cleared
8 5 (1.40%) DBS Check
8 5 (1.40%) MCSA
9 4 (1.12%) EMCSA
9 4 (1.12%) SC Cleared
10 3 (0.84%) Degree
10 3 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (5.87%) PCI DSS
3 11 (3.07%) COBIT
4 10 (2.79%) SLA
5 6 (1.68%) QA
System Software
1 158 (44.13%) Active Directory
2 43 (12.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (3.91%) Microsoft App-V
3 14 (3.91%) XenApp
4 12 (3.35%) Hyper-V
4 12 (3.35%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (2.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 8 (2.23%) vSphere
6 5 (1.40%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (1.12%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 4 (1.12%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.84%) KVM
8 3 (0.84%) NFS
8 3 (0.84%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.84%) Xen
9 2 (0.56%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.56%) iptables
9 2 (0.56%) Sendmail
9 2 (0.56%) Squid
9 2 (0.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 32 (8.94%) SCCM
2 15 (4.19%) Norton AntiVirus
3 13 (3.63%) SCOM
4 12 (3.35%) Puppet
5 10 (2.79%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (2.23%) WSUS
7 5 (1.40%) Data Guard
8 4 (1.12%) EMC NetWorker
8 4 (1.12%) Nagios
8 4 (1.12%) OpenNebula
8 4 (1.12%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.84%) Ansible
9 3 (0.84%) Cacti
9 3 (0.84%) DameWare
9 3 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.84%) vMotion
10 2 (0.56%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.56%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.56%) ServiceCenter
10 2 (0.56%) yum
Vendors
1 97 (27.09%) Microsoft
2 85 (23.74%) VMware
3 69 (19.27%) Citrix
4 44 (12.29%) Cisco
5 34 (9.50%) HP
6 26 (7.26%) Oracle
7 20 (5.59%) Wyse
8 19 (5.31%) AppSense
8 19 (5.31%) Intel Security
9 18 (5.03%) Symantec
10 16 (4.47%) Remedy
11 15 (4.19%) IBM
12 13 (3.63%) Splunk
13 12 (3.35%) EMC
13 12 (3.35%) Red Hat
14 10 (2.79%) Dell
15 9 (2.51%) CheckPoint
16 8 (2.23%) LANDesk
16 8 (2.23%) NetApp
17 7 (1.96%) Veeam
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