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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 219 173 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.79% 11.48% 12.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.56% 59.25% 65.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 74 71
Median daily rate £325 £311 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £150 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 40 33
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.87 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -7.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.80 £19.83 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
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
374 292 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 20.14% 19.38% 19.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 130 126
Median daily rate £350 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 42 34
Median hourly rate £16.25 £14.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% -6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £20.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

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 May 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 May 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 May 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 -10 3 £900 - 7
Oldham -1 2 - - 4
Rochdale - 2 - - 2
Bolton +10 1 - - 5
Audenshaw 0 1 - -
Bury - 1 - - 1
Wigan - 1 - -
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 167 (41.54%) Active Directory
2 109 (27.11%) Microsoft
3 105 (26.12%) Windows Server
4 100 (24.88%) VMware
5 80 (19.90%) Linux
6 79 (19.65%) Citrix
7 76 (18.91%) Unix
8 73 (18.16%) Windows Server 2012
9 71 (17.66%) Windows Server 2008
10 61 (15.17%) ITIL
10 61 (15.17%) Finance
10 61 (15.17%) Windows 7
11 53 (13.18%) Migration
11 53 (13.18%) DNS
12 52 (12.94%) MS Office
12 52 (12.94%) Data Centre
13 49 (12.19%) Windows Server 2003
14 48 (11.94%) VMware Infrastructure
15 46 (11.44%) Cisco
16 45 (11.19%) HP
17 42 (10.45%) SQL Server
18 41 (10.20%) TCP/IP
19 38 (9.45%) SQL
20 37 (9.20%) DHCP
21 35 (8.71%) Windows XP
22 33 (8.21%) Oracle
23 32 (7.96%) SCCM
24 31 (7.71%) MS Excel
25 29 (7.21%) Banking
26 26 (6.47%) Agile Software Development

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 22 (5.47%) Apache
1 22 (5.47%) MS Exchange
2 15 (3.73%) IIS
3 13 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 13 (3.23%) WebSphere
4 12 (2.99%) SharePoint
5 11 (2.74%) WebLogic
6 8 (1.99%) WebSphere Application Server
7 6 (1.49%) JBoss
7 6 (1.49%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.24%) Oracle Application Server
8 5 (1.24%) Skype for Business
9 4 (1.00%) IBM Notes
9 4 (1.00%) OpenStack
9 4 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (1.00%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.50%) IBM Domino
11 2 (0.50%) nginx
11 2 (0.50%) SAS
Applications
1 52 (12.94%) MS Office
2 31 (7.71%) MS Excel
3 9 (2.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.00%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.75%) MS Project
6 2 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.74%) Oracle 11i
2 5 (1.24%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (1.24%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.24%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (1.00%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.25%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 21 (5.22%) Office 365
2 14 (3.48%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (1.00%) Google App Engine
5 4 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (1.00%) IaaS
6 3 (0.75%) SoftLayer
7 2 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.50%) PaaS
7 2 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (13.18%) DNS
2 41 (10.20%) TCP/IP
3 37 (9.20%) DHCP
4 23 (5.72%) NetScaler
5 22 (5.47%) Firewall
6 19 (4.73%) Network Security
7 13 (3.23%) SAN
7 13 (3.23%) SMTP
8 12 (2.99%) VPN
9 11 (2.74%) LAN
9 11 (2.74%) SSL
10 10 (2.49%) FTP
11 9 (2.24%) SNMP
11 9 (2.24%) VoIP
12 8 (1.99%) HTTP
12 8 (1.99%) WAN
13 6 (1.49%) Extranet
13 6 (1.49%) VLAN
13 6 (1.49%) Wireless
14 5 (1.24%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (10.45%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.48%) Oracle Database
3 10 (2.49%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (2.24%) DB2
5 6 (1.49%) Oracle Database 10g
5 6 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (1.49%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.24%) Oracle Discoverer
6 5 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.75%) MySQL
8 2 (0.50%) MS Access
8 2 (0.50%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.50%) SQLite
9 1 (0.25%) DataStage
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (4.48%) Jenkins
2 10 (2.49%) Git (software)
2 10 (2.49%) Subversion
3 8 (1.99%) MSI
4 5 (1.24%) JIRA
4 5 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (1.24%) Visual Studio
5 4 (1.00%) Toad
5 4 (1.00%) Travis CI
6 3 (0.75%) ClearCase
6 3 (0.75%) Maven
6 3 (0.75%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.50%) Android Studio
7 2 (0.50%) CocoaPods
7 2 (0.50%) GitLab
7 2 (0.50%) Gradle
7 2 (0.50%) JUnit
7 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.50%) TestDirector
7 2 (0.50%) Vagrant
General
1 61 (15.17%) Finance
2 29 (7.21%) Banking
3 16 (3.98%) Law
3 16 (3.98%) Legal
4 15 (3.73%) Manufacturing
5 12 (2.99%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.74%) Retail
7 6 (1.49%) French Language
8 4 (1.00%) Back Office
8 4 (1.00%) Marketing
9 3 (0.75%) German Language
9 3 (0.75%) Italian Language
10 2 (0.50%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.50%) Electronics
10 2 (0.50%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.25%) Local Government
11 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 110 (27.36%) Analyst
2 35 (8.71%) Support Analyst
3 32 (7.96%) Service Analyst
4 31 (7.71%) Service Desk Analyst
5 29 (7.21%) Support Engineer
6 26 (6.47%) Desktop Engineer
7 25 (6.22%) Technical Analyst
8 24 (5.97%) Desktop Support
9 23 (5.72%) Architect
9 23 (5.72%) Consultant
9 23 (5.72%) Developer
10 22 (5.47%) Citrix Specialist
11 17 (4.23%) 1st Line Support
11 17 (4.23%) Desktop Analyst
11 17 (4.23%) Desktop Support Analyst
12 15 (3.73%) Help Desk Analyst
12 15 (3.73%) Project Manager
13 14 (3.48%) Administrator
14 13 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support
15 12 (2.99%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.73%) Web Services
2 14 (3.48%) .NET
3 12 (2.99%) HTML
4 10 (2.49%) LAPP Stack
5 9 (2.24%) XML
6 8 (1.99%) CSS
6 8 (1.99%) IBM Integration Bus
6 8 (1.99%) WebSphere MQ
7 7 (1.74%) jQuery
7 7 (1.74%) Middleware
8 6 (1.49%) JSON
9 4 (1.00%) AngularJS
9 4 (1.00%) HTML5
10 3 (0.75%) Java EE
10 3 (0.75%) LAMP
10 3 (0.75%) SOAP
10 3 (0.75%) WinForms
11 2 (0.50%) ASP.NET
11 2 (0.50%) J2EE
11 2 (0.50%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 52 (12.94%) Data Centre
2 20 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (4.48%) Fat Client
3 18 (4.48%) Thin Client
4 15 (3.73%) Blackberry
4 15 (3.73%) Mainframe
5 14 (3.48%) PKI
6 12 (2.99%) Life Science
7 9 (2.24%) EPoS
8 7 (1.74%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.74%) NHS
9 5 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (1.00%) Clustering
10 4 (1.00%) EMC VNX
11 3 (0.75%) iPad
11 3 (0.75%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.75%) Social Media
11 3 (0.75%) User Experience
12 2 (0.50%) BYOD
12 2 (0.50%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 105 (26.12%) Windows Server
2 80 (19.90%) Linux
3 76 (18.91%) Unix
4 73 (18.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 71 (17.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 61 (15.17%) Windows 7
7 49 (12.19%) Windows Server 2003
8 35 (8.71%) Windows XP
9 19 (4.73%) Windows 8
10 15 (3.73%) Solaris
11 14 (3.48%) Windows 10
12 13 (3.23%) AIX
13 12 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (2.49%) Apple iOS
14 10 (2.49%) Mac OS
15 9 (2.24%) Mac OS X
16 6 (1.49%) CentOS
17 5 (1.24%) Android
17 5 (1.24%) Ubuntu
18 3 (0.75%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (15.17%) ITIL
2 53 (13.18%) Migration
3 26 (6.47%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (6.22%) Application Packaging
5 14 (3.48%) DevOps
5 14 (3.48%) Document Management
5 14 (3.48%) SIEM
6 12 (2.99%) Risk Management
6 12 (2.99%) Security Patching
6 12 (2.99%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (2.74%) Configuration Management
7 11 (2.74%) Cybersecurity
7 11 (2.74%) Incident Management
8 10 (2.49%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (2.49%) IT Governance
8 10 (2.49%) PRINCE2
8 10 (2.49%) Problem Management
8 10 (2.49%) Threat Management
8 10 (2.49%) Vulnerability Management
9 9 (2.24%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 38 (9.45%) SQL
2 22 (5.47%) Bash Shell
2 22 (5.47%) Java
2 22 (5.47%) JavaScript
3 20 (4.98%) Perl
3 20 (4.98%) Shell Script
4 19 (4.73%) PowerShell
5 11 (2.74%) C
5 11 (2.74%) Python
6 9 (2.24%) AWK
7 8 (1.99%) C#
7 8 (1.99%) PHP
8 7 (1.74%) C++
9 5 (1.24%) Objective-C
9 5 (1.24%) VB
9 5 (1.24%) VBScript
10 4 (1.00%) Korn
10 4 (1.00%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.75%) Ruby
12 2 (0.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 25 (6.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (2.49%) ITIL Certification
3 10 (2.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 9 (2.24%) CCNA
4 9 (2.24%) CISM
4 9 (2.24%) CISSP
4 9 (2.24%) MCDST
4 9 (2.24%) MCP
4 9 (2.24%) MCSE
5 8 (1.99%) MOS
5 8 (1.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (1.24%) Degree
6 5 (1.24%) MCSA
6 5 (1.24%) Security Cleared
7 4 (1.00%) DBS Check
7 4 (1.00%) EMCSA
7 4 (1.00%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (4.23%) PCI DSS
3 9 (2.24%) SLA
4 8 (1.99%) COBIT
5 6 (1.49%) QA
System Software
1 167 (41.54%) Active Directory
2 48 (11.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (6.47%) Microsoft App-V
4 16 (3.98%) Hyper-V
5 13 (3.23%) XenApp
6 8 (1.99%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 6 (1.49%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 6 (1.49%) vSphere
8 5 (1.24%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.75%) KVM
9 3 (0.75%) NFS
9 3 (0.75%) UAG
9 3 (0.75%) Xen
10 2 (0.50%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.50%) Dovecot
10 2 (0.50%) iptables
10 2 (0.50%) Sendmail
10 2 (0.50%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 32 (7.96%) SCCM
2 13 (3.23%) SCOM
3 12 (2.99%) Norton AntiVirus
3 12 (2.99%) Puppet
4 10 (2.49%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (1.99%) WSUS
6 7 (1.74%) Tivoli
7 5 (1.24%) Data Guard
7 5 (1.24%) NetBackup
8 4 (1.00%) EMC NetWorker
8 4 (1.00%) Nagios
8 4 (1.00%) OpenNebula
9 3 (0.75%) Ansible
9 3 (0.75%) Cacti
9 3 (0.75%) vMotion
10 2 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.50%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.50%) yum
Vendors
1 109 (27.11%) Microsoft
2 100 (24.88%) VMware
3 79 (19.65%) Citrix
4 46 (11.44%) Cisco
5 45 (11.19%) HP
6 33 (8.21%) Oracle
7 25 (6.22%) AppSense
7 25 (6.22%) Wyse
8 19 (4.73%) IBM
9 17 (4.23%) Remedy
10 16 (3.98%) Dell
10 16 (3.98%) Symantec
11 15 (3.73%) Red Hat
12 14 (3.48%) Intel Security
13 13 (3.23%) NetApp
13 13 (3.23%) Splunk
14 11 (2.74%) EMC
15 9 (2.24%) LANDesk
16 8 (1.99%) CA
17 7 (1.74%) ServiceNow
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