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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 7 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 220 170 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.30% 12.00% 15.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.82% 57.82% 72.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 79 91
Average daily rate £325 £318 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.36% +15.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £185 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 34 25
Average hourly rate £17.00 £13.69 £12.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.22% +7.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.30 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.75 £21.05 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.31% -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
374 294 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 20.92% 20.75% 20.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 144 124
Average daily rate £338 £350 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +23.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £189 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 34 27
Average hourly rate £15.25 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.92% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.01 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 13 February 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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -2 6 £338 - 1
Stockport -8 5 £338 +80.00% 11
Bolton -3 4 £290 -
Bury +4 2 - - 2
Cheadle -2 2 £310 - 2
Rochdale - 2 £300 - 2
Audenshaw 0 1 - -
Oldham -2 1 - - 3
Sale - 1 £450 -
Ashton-under-Lyne - 1 - - 1
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 152 (36.45%) Microsoft
2 140 (33.57%) Active Directory
3 102 (24.46%) Windows Server
4 100 (23.98%) Windows 7
5 95 (22.78%) Linux
6 89 (21.34%) Migration
7 76 (18.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 71 (17.03%) VMware
9 70 (16.79%) SQL
10 64 (15.35%) MS Office
11 63 (15.11%) DNS
12 62 (14.87%) SQL Server
13 57 (13.67%) Unix
14 56 (13.43%) Windows XP
15 55 (13.19%) Windows Server 2008
16 51 (12.23%) MS Excel
17 46 (11.03%) Oracle
18 43 (10.31%) Java
19 42 (10.07%) ITIL
19 42 (10.07%) DHCP
19 42 (10.07%) Data Centre
20 41 (9.83%) Citrix
20 41 (9.83%) Windows Server 2003
21 39 (9.35%) Finance
22 38 (9.11%) Agile Software Development
23 37 (8.87%) TCP/IP
24 36 (8.63%) .NET
24 36 (8.63%) PowerShell
25 35 (8.39%) JavaScript
26 33 (7.91%) HTML

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 24 (5.76%) MS Exchange
2 21 (5.04%) Apache
3 18 (4.32%) WebSphere
4 16 (3.84%) IIS
4 16 (3.84%) Tomcat
5 13 (3.12%) Skype for Business
6 12 (2.88%) SharePoint
7 11 (2.64%) WebLogic
7 11 (2.64%) WebSphere Application Server
8 8 (1.92%) IBM Notes
9 7 (1.68%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (1.44%) CMS
10 6 (1.44%) JBoss
11 5 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (0.96%) IBM Domino
12 4 (0.96%) Jetty
12 4 (0.96%) nginx
12 4 (0.96%) OpenStack
Applications
1 64 (15.35%) MS Office
2 51 (12.23%) MS Excel
3 11 (2.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.96%) MS Project
5 3 (0.72%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (1.20%) SystmOne
2 3 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.72%) Oracle 11i
2 3 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.24%) Magento
3 1 (0.24%) OpenCart
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.24%) SDL Web 8
3 1 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.24%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 23 (5.52%) Office 365
2 11 (2.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (1.44%) Google App Engine
4 6 (1.44%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.72%) SaaS
7 2 (0.48%) IaaS
7 2 (0.48%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.24%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 63 (15.11%) DNS
2 42 (10.07%) DHCP
3 37 (8.87%) TCP/IP
4 22 (5.28%) Firewall
5 18 (4.32%) LAN
5 18 (4.32%) SMTP
6 15 (3.60%) WAN
7 14 (3.36%) HTTP
8 13 (3.12%) NetScaler
8 13 (3.12%) SNMP
8 13 (3.12%) VoIP
9 12 (2.88%) SAN
9 12 (2.88%) VPN
10 11 (2.64%) SSL
10 11 (2.64%) Wireless
11 10 (2.40%) FTP
12 9 (2.16%) Network Security
13 7 (1.68%) NAS
14 6 (1.44%) VLAN
15 5 (1.20%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (14.87%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.04%) Oracle Database
2 21 (5.04%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (2.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (2.64%) DB2
5 10 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (2.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (1.68%) Oracle Database 10g
7 7 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.20%) MySQL
9 4 (0.96%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (0.72%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.72%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (0.48%) Oracle9i Database
11 2 (0.48%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.24%) Hazelcast
12 1 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.24%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 31 (7.43%) Visual Studio
2 20 (4.80%) Subversion
3 15 (3.60%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (2.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 10 (2.40%) Jenkins
6 9 (2.16%) Git (software)
7 8 (1.92%) MSI
8 7 (1.68%) Toad
9 5 (1.20%) JIRA
10 4 (0.96%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 4 (0.96%) Xcode
11 3 (0.72%) JUnit
11 3 (0.72%) Log4j
11 3 (0.72%) Moq
12 2 (0.48%) ClearCase
12 2 (0.48%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.48%) Fiddler
12 2 (0.48%) NUnit
12 2 (0.48%) TestDirector
12 2 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 39 (9.35%) Finance
2 23 (5.52%) Banking
3 14 (3.36%) Legal
3 14 (3.36%) Retail
4 11 (2.64%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.16%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.68%) Law
7 5 (1.20%) Automotive
8 2 (0.48%) Back Office
8 2 (0.48%) Marketing
9 1 (0.24%) Advertising
9 1 (0.24%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.24%) Local Government
9 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 108 (25.90%) Analyst
2 51 (12.23%) Developer
3 32 (7.67%) Support Engineer
4 29 (6.95%) Architect
5 25 (6.00%) Support Analyst
6 24 (5.76%) 2nd Line Support
7 23 (5.52%) Service Analyst
8 21 (5.04%) Service Desk Analyst
9 19 (4.56%) Test Analyst
10 18 (4.32%) Administrator
11 17 (4.08%) IT Support
12 15 (3.60%) Applications Support
12 15 (3.60%) IT Engineer
12 15 (3.60%) Technical Analyst
13 14 (3.36%) Applications Support Analyst
13 14 (3.36%) DBA
13 14 (3.36%) Java Developer
13 14 (3.36%) Windows Engineer
14 13 (3.12%) 1st Line Support
14 13 (3.12%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (8.63%) .NET
2 33 (7.91%) HTML
2 33 (7.91%) XML
3 25 (6.00%) Web Services
4 21 (5.04%) jQuery
5 17 (4.08%) ASP.NET
6 16 (3.84%) HTML5
7 15 (3.60%) CSS
8 13 (3.12%) Middleware
9 10 (2.40%) LAPP Stack
9 10 (2.40%) WebSphere MQ
10 9 (2.16%) AngularJS
10 9 (2.16%) J2EE
10 9 (2.16%) JSON
10 9 (2.16%) WCF
11 8 (1.92%) IBM Integration Bus
11 8 (1.92%) WinForms
11 8 (1.92%) WSDL
12 7 (1.68%) Java EE
12 7 (1.68%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 42 (10.07%) Data Centre
2 28 (6.71%) NHS
3 20 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (3.36%) Mainframe
5 11 (2.64%) Blackberry
5 11 (2.64%) Computer Science
6 9 (2.16%) Clustering
7 6 (1.44%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.20%) Fat Client
8 5 (1.20%) Life Science
8 5 (1.20%) Replication
8 5 (1.20%) Thin Client
9 4 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.96%) Mathematics
9 4 (0.96%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.96%) Statistics
9 4 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.72%) Data Extraction
10 3 (0.72%) Driving Licence
10 3 (0.72%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 102 (24.46%) Windows Server
2 100 (23.98%) Windows 7
3 95 (22.78%) Linux
4 76 (18.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 57 (13.67%) Unix
6 56 (13.43%) Windows XP
7 55 (13.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 41 (9.83%) Windows Server 2003
9 25 (6.00%) AIX
10 17 (4.08%) Windows 8
11 15 (3.60%) Solaris
12 14 (3.36%) Apple iOS
13 13 (3.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 11 (2.64%) Android
14 11 (2.64%) Mac OS
15 10 (2.40%) HPUX
15 10 (2.40%) Windows Vista
16 8 (1.92%) Mac OS X
17 6 (1.44%) CentOS
17 6 (1.44%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (21.34%) Migration
2 42 (10.07%) ITIL
3 38 (9.11%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (4.80%) OO
4 20 (4.80%) Software Engineering
5 17 (4.08%) Application Packaging
5 17 (4.08%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (3.12%) Application Discovery
6 13 (3.12%) Kalman Filter
6 13 (3.12%) TDD
6 13 (3.12%) Waterfall
7 11 (2.64%) OOP
8 10 (2.40%) Change Control
8 10 (2.40%) DevOps
8 10 (2.40%) MVC
8 10 (2.40%) Programme Management
8 10 (2.40%) Project Management
8 10 (2.40%) Software Testing
8 10 (2.40%) Unit Testing
9 9 (2.16%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 70 (16.79%) SQL
2 43 (10.31%) Java
3 36 (8.63%) PowerShell
4 35 (8.39%) JavaScript
5 23 (5.52%) C++
6 21 (5.04%) C#
6 21 (5.04%) Perl
7 19 (4.56%) C
8 18 (4.32%) VBScript
9 15 (3.60%) Bash Shell
10 14 (3.36%) VB
11 12 (2.88%) Shell Script
12 11 (2.64%) Objective-C
13 10 (2.40%) Python
14 9 (2.16%) AWK
14 9 (2.16%) PHP
14 9 (2.16%) T-SQL
15 7 (1.68%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.72%) Korn
16 3 (0.72%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (4.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (3.60%) Security Cleared
3 10 (2.40%) Degree
4 9 (2.16%) MCSE
5 8 (1.92%) SC Cleared
6 7 (1.68%) ISEB
7 5 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.20%) MCITP
7 5 (1.20%) MCSA
8 4 (0.96%) CCNA
8 4 (0.96%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.72%) MCP
9 3 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.48%) CCEA
10 2 (0.48%) CCEE
10 2 (0.48%) CCIA
10 2 (0.48%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.48%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.48%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.16%) QA
2 8 (1.92%) SLA
3 4 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.72%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 140 (33.57%) Active Directory
2 32 (7.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (4.80%) Hyper-V
4 18 (4.32%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (1.92%) XenApp
6 7 (1.68%) XenDesktop
7 6 (1.44%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 4 (0.96%) BitLocker
8 4 (0.96%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (0.96%) vSphere
9 3 (0.72%) KVM
10 2 (0.48%) Dovecot
10 2 (0.48%) iptables
10 2 (0.48%) Sendmail
10 2 (0.48%) Squid
10 2 (0.48%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.48%) UAG
10 2 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.48%) Xen
10 2 (0.48%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 26 (6.24%) SCCM
2 10 (2.40%) NetBackup
2 10 (2.40%) Puppet
3 8 (1.92%) Tivoli
4 6 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (1.20%) SCVMM
6 4 (0.96%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (0.96%) Data Guard
6 4 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.96%) OpenNebula
6 4 (0.96%) Oracle RMAN
6 4 (0.96%) WSUS
7 3 (0.72%) Cacti
7 3 (0.72%) Nagios
7 3 (0.72%) SCOM
7 3 (0.72%) SCSM
7 3 (0.72%) vMotion
8 2 (0.48%) Ansible
8 2 (0.48%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.48%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 152 (36.45%) Microsoft
2 71 (17.03%) VMware
3 46 (11.03%) Oracle
4 41 (9.83%) Citrix
5 32 (7.67%) HP
6 31 (7.43%) Cisco
7 17 (4.08%) Dell
7 17 (4.08%) Red Hat
8 16 (3.84%) NetApp
9 11 (2.64%) CA
9 11 (2.64%) IBM
10 9 (2.16%) AppSense
11 8 (1.92%) Lotus
12 7 (1.68%) 3PAR
12 7 (1.68%) Google
12 7 (1.68%) LANDesk
12 7 (1.68%) Wyse
13 6 (1.44%) iManage
13 6 (1.44%) SAP
14 5 (1.20%) Symantec
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