The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Manchester region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 9 5
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 180 134 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 14.63% 11.78% 14.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.52% 55.37% 63.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 62 65
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £162 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £398 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 18 33
Average hourly rate £14.63 £12.75 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.70% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.27 £9.70 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £24.13 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
279 242 311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 22.68% 21.27% 22.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 116 103
Average daily rate £320 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 20 36
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £16.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -25.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.85 £9.10 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £24.88 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows
North West

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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
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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
Salford -3 4 £325 +8.33% 1
Bolton 0 3 - - 1
Stockport -2 3 - - 7
Altrincham -3 3 £275 - 5
Oldham 0 1 - -
Wigan -2 1 - - 3
Bury - 1 £205 -
Cheadle - 1 - - 1
Rochdale - - - - 3
Sale - - - -
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 144 (37.99%) Microsoft
2 123 (32.45%) Active Directory
3 110 (29.02%) Windows 7
4 78 (20.58%) MS Office
5 73 (19.26%) Citrix
5 73 (19.26%) VMware
6 66 (17.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 65 (17.15%) ITIL
8 60 (15.83%) UNIX
9 57 (15.04%) Finance
10 55 (14.51%) Windows XP
11 54 (14.25%) MS Exchange
11 54 (14.25%) MS Excel
12 48 (12.66%) SCCM
13 42 (11.08%) VMware Infrastructure
14 40 (10.55%) Windows Server 2003
15 39 (10.29%) Microsoft Certification
16 38 (10.03%) SAN
17 37 (9.76%) SQL
18 36 (9.50%) Cisco
19 33 (8.71%) Linux
19 33 (8.71%) Firewall
20 32 (8.44%) Hyper-V
21 31 (8.18%) Banking
21 31 (8.18%) Oracle
22 30 (7.92%) Information Security
23 29 (7.65%) SQL Server
23 29 (7.65%) .NET
24 28 (7.39%) Mainframe
25 27 (7.12%) Project Management

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 54 (14.25%) MS Exchange
2 26 (6.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (3.43%) SharePoint
4 11 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (2.11%) IIS
5 8 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
6 7 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 7 (1.85%) IBM Notes
7 5 (1.32%) WebSphere
7 5 (1.32%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.32%) CICS
8 3 (0.79%) Confluence
8 3 (0.79%) Apache
8 3 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.79%) Lync
9 2 (0.53%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.26%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 78 (20.58%) MS Office
2 54 (14.25%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.32%) MS Project
4 4 (1.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.32%) SAP PM
3 3 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.85%) Office 365
2 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (10.03%) SAN
2 33 (8.71%) Firewall
3 24 (6.33%) DNS
4 20 (5.28%) DHCP
5 18 (4.75%) LAN
6 17 (4.49%) Wireless
7 14 (3.69%) WAN
8 13 (3.43%) VPN
9 11 (2.90%) TCP/IP
10 8 (2.11%) VoIP
11 5 (1.32%) IP Telephony
11 5 (1.32%) SSL
12 4 (1.06%) HTTP
12 4 (1.06%) IPv4
12 4 (1.06%) IPsec
12 4 (1.06%) Network Security
12 4 (1.06%) Nortel Meridian
13 3 (0.79%) AMQP
13 3 (0.79%) Intranet
14 2 (0.53%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (7.65%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (3.17%) Oracle Database
4 9 (2.37%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.32%) QlikView
6 5 (1.32%) Data Mining
7 4 (1.06%) Ingres
7 4 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.79%) SQLPlus
8 3 (0.79%) DB2
8 3 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.53%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.53%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.53%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.26%) RavenDB
10 1 (0.26%) MSDE
10 1 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.26%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 9 (2.37%) Visual Studio
2 8 (2.11%) Eclipse
3 7 (1.85%) MSTest
4 5 (1.32%) MSI
4 5 (1.32%) InstallShield
5 4 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (1.06%) Subversion
6 3 (0.79%) JIRA
6 3 (0.79%) Mercurial
6 3 (0.79%) AdminStudio
6 3 (0.79%) JUnit
6 3 (0.79%) Gradle
7 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.26%) Selenium
8 1 (0.26%) Wise Package Studio
8 1 (0.26%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.26%) Toad
8 1 (0.26%) SpecFlow
General
1 57 (15.04%) Finance
2 31 (8.18%) Banking
3 8 (2.11%) Retail
4 5 (1.32%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.06%) Local Government
6 3 (0.79%) Legal
6 3 (0.79%) Back Office
7 2 (0.53%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.53%) Law
7 2 (0.53%) Advertising
8 1 (0.26%) Marketing
8 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 96 (25.33%) Analyst
2 33 (8.71%) Service Analyst
3 32 (8.44%) Developer
4 31 (8.18%) Service Desk Analyst
4 31 (8.18%) 2nd Line Support
5 30 (7.92%) Support Engineer
6 29 (7.65%) Project Manager
7 26 (6.86%) Support Analyst
8 25 (6.60%) Desktop Support
9 21 (5.54%) Administrator
10 18 (4.75%) Consultant
11 16 (4.22%) 1st Line Support
11 16 (4.22%) 3rd Line Support
12 15 (3.96%) .NET Developer
12 15 (3.96%) Desktop Engineer
12 15 (3.96%) Architect
13 14 (3.69%) Business Analyst
14 12 (3.17%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
14 12 (3.17%) IT Support
15 11 (2.90%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (7.65%) .NET
2 21 (5.54%) Web Services
3 19 (5.01%) ASP.NET
4 16 (4.22%) .NET Framework
5 13 (3.43%) WCF
6 12 (3.17%) Middleware
6 12 (3.17%) WinForms
7 10 (2.64%) WPF
7 10 (2.64%) Application Packaging
8 9 (2.37%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 9 (2.37%) HTML
8 9 (2.37%) CSS
9 7 (1.85%) LINQ
10 6 (1.58%) Regular Expression
11 5 (1.32%) jQuery
11 5 (1.32%) SOAP
11 5 (1.32%) XML
12 4 (1.06%) HTML5
13 3 (0.79%) Ajax
13 3 (0.79%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 28 (7.39%) Mainframe
2 26 (6.86%) Management Information System
3 12 (3.17%) Economics
4 11 (2.90%) Blackberry
5 9 (2.37%) NHS
6 8 (2.11%) Clustering
7 7 (1.85%) PMI
8 5 (1.32%) Statistics
8 5 (1.32%) Tandem
8 5 (1.32%) iPad
8 5 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.06%) Replication
9 4 (1.06%) IBM Mainframe
9 4 (1.06%) Smartphone
10 3 (0.79%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.53%) Firmware
11 2 (0.53%) GIS
11 2 (0.53%) Social Media
11 2 (0.53%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.53%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 110 (29.02%) Windows 7
2 66 (17.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 60 (15.83%) UNIX
4 55 (14.51%) Windows XP
5 40 (10.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 33 (8.71%) Linux
7 21 (5.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (4.49%) Windows 8
9 13 (3.43%) Solaris
10 6 (1.58%) AIX
10 6 (1.58%) Windows NT
10 6 (1.58%) Windows Vista
11 5 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.32%) HPUX
11 5 (1.32%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.53%) zOS
12 2 (0.53%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.53%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.53%) Android
12 2 (0.53%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (17.15%) ITIL
2 30 (7.92%) Information Security
3 27 (7.12%) Project Management
3 27 (7.12%) Migration
4 25 (6.60%) Business Analysis
5 19 (5.01%) PRINCE2
6 18 (4.75%) Service Management
7 16 (4.22%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (3.43%) Product Management
8 13 (3.43%) Vulnerability Management
9 12 (3.17%) OO
10 11 (2.90%) MVC
11 10 (2.64%) Incident Management
12 8 (2.11%) Disaster Recovery
13 7 (1.85%) Change Management
13 7 (1.85%) Business Continuity
14 6 (1.58%) Change Control
14 6 (1.58%) CRM
14 6 (1.58%) Programme Management
14 6 (1.58%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 37 (9.76%) SQL
2 21 (5.54%) PowerShell
3 20 (5.28%) C#
4 11 (2.90%) Java
5 10 (2.64%) Perl
5 10 (2.64%) VBScript
6 7 (1.85%) PL/SQL
7 6 (1.58%) JavaScript
8 5 (1.32%) Groovy
9 4 (1.06%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.06%) VB
10 3 (0.79%) C
10 3 (0.79%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.26%) VB6
11 1 (0.26%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.26%) Python
11 1 (0.26%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.26%) ABAP
11 1 (0.26%) VBA
11 1 (0.26%) C++
Qualifications
1 39 (10.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (5.54%) Degree
2 21 (5.54%) MCSE
3 18 (4.75%) Security Cleared
4 15 (3.96%) MCITP
5 14 (3.69%) MCP
5 14 (3.69%) SC Cleared
6 12 (3.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 11 (2.90%) MCTS
8 10 (2.64%) MCSA
9 9 (2.37%) VCP5
10 7 (1.85%) CCNA
10 7 (1.85%) PMP
10 7 (1.85%) PMI Certification
10 7 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.06%) ISEB
11 4 (1.06%) CISSP
11 4 (1.06%) CISA
12 3 (0.79%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.69%) SLA
2 8 (2.11%) QA
3 6 (1.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.26%) COBIT
System Software
1 123 (32.45%) Active Directory
2 42 (11.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (8.44%) Hyper-V
4 16 (4.22%) VMware ESX
5 12 (3.17%) XenApp
6 10 (2.64%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (2.11%) XenDesktop
8 5 (1.32%) Forefront TMG
9 4 (1.06%) VMware Server
10 3 (0.79%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.79%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.53%) RHEV
11 2 (0.53%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.26%) RACF
Systems Management
1 48 (12.66%) SCCM
2 22 (5.80%) SCOM
3 21 (5.54%) Backup Exec
4 8 (2.11%) WSUS
5 5 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (1.32%) SCSM
6 3 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.79%) Control-M
6 3 (0.79%) HP SiteScope
7 2 (0.53%) ARCserve
7 2 (0.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.26%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.26%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 1 (0.26%) Cisco IPCC
8 1 (0.26%) MIMEsweeper
8 1 (0.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.26%) ZENworks
8 1 (0.26%) OpenView
8 1 (0.26%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 144 (37.99%) Microsoft
2 73 (19.26%) Citrix
2 73 (19.26%) VMware
3 36 (9.50%) Cisco
4 31 (8.18%) Oracle
5 25 (6.60%) Symantec
6 22 (5.80%) HP
7 16 (4.22%) Juniper
8 15 (3.96%) CheckPoint
9 13 (3.43%) EMC
9 13 (3.43%) Avaya
10 12 (3.17%) IBM
11 11 (2.90%) McAfee
12 9 (2.37%) Nortel
13 8 (2.11%) Lotus
13 8 (2.11%) Red Hat
13 8 (2.11%) SAP
13 8 (2.11%) Splunk
14 7 (1.85%) Wyse
14 7 (1.85%) Cyber-Ark
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