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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 14 3
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows 179 106 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.02% 8.92% 14.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.59% 56.08% 61.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 39 70
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£325 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £160 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 22 40
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.25 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.75% -1.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £10.55 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.60 £27.25 £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.70 £14.50 £15.84
% change year-on-year
+8.27% -8.44%
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
286 189 332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 20.80% 15.90% 23.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 87 120
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £192 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 25 42
Average hourly rate £14.25 £12.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.00% -21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.15 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £26.75 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +8 7 £290 - 3
Stockport +4 5 £250 - 6
Altrincham +5 4 £265 - 4
Oldham -3 4 £325 +69.93% 2
Wigan 0 2 - - 5
Bury - 1 - - 2
Cheadle - 1 - - 3
Bolton - - - - 2
Rochdale - - - -
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 125 (35.61%) Microsoft
2 103 (29.34%) Active Directory
3 100 (28.49%) Windows 7
4 82 (23.36%) VMware
5 76 (21.65%) MS Office
6 70 (19.94%) Citrix
7 62 (17.66%) Windows Server 2008
8 57 (16.24%) ITIL
9 54 (15.38%) MS Excel
10 53 (15.10%) SAN
11 48 (13.68%) Windows XP
11 48 (13.68%) Finance
12 47 (13.39%) Linux
13 46 (13.11%) UNIX
14 44 (12.54%) Microsoft Certification
14 44 (12.54%) Windows Server 2003
14 44 (12.54%) VMware Infrastructure
15 38 (10.83%) SCCM
16 37 (10.54%) Cisco
16 37 (10.54%) MS Exchange
17 36 (10.26%) Hyper-V
18 34 (9.69%) Migration
19 33 (9.40%) Analytical Skills
20 31 (8.83%) SQL Server
21 30 (8.55%) MCSE
22 28 (7.98%) HP
22 28 (7.98%) Firewall
23 27 (7.69%) Project Management
24 26 (7.41%) SQL
25 25 (7.12%) .NET

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 37 (10.54%) MS Exchange
2 19 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
3 11 (3.13%) WebSphere
4 10 (2.85%) Tomcat
5 9 (2.56%) IIS
6 8 (2.28%) SharePoint
7 7 (1.99%) IBM Notes
8 5 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (1.42%) CICS
8 5 (1.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (1.42%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (1.14%) Confluence
9 4 (1.14%) Apache
10 3 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (0.85%) Lync
11 2 (0.57%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.57%) JBoss
11 2 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.28%) WorkSite
Applications
1 76 (21.65%) MS Office
2 54 (15.38%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.57%) MS Project
5 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.57%) SAP PM
1 2 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.57%) Office 365
2 1 (0.28%) Amazon EMR
2 1 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.28%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (15.10%) SAN
2 28 (7.98%) Firewall
3 22 (6.27%) LAN
4 19 (5.41%) DNS
5 15 (4.27%) WAN
6 13 (3.70%) DHCP
6 13 (3.70%) TCP/IP
7 11 (3.13%) VPN
7 11 (3.13%) Wireless
7 11 (3.13%) NAS
8 9 (2.56%) HTTP
9 8 (2.28%) Fibre Channel
10 6 (1.71%) Internet
11 5 (1.42%) iSCSI
12 4 (1.14%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (1.14%) Wireshark
12 4 (1.14%) VLAN
12 4 (1.14%) NetScaler
12 4 (1.14%) AMQP
13 3 (0.85%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (8.83%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (2.28%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (1.71%) Hazelcast
5 5 (1.42%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.14%) Data Mining
7 3 (0.85%) DB2
7 3 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.57%) MySQL
8 2 (0.57%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.57%) SQLite
8 2 (0.57%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.28%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.28%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 8 (2.28%) Maven
2 7 (1.99%) JIRA
3 6 (1.71%) Eclipse
4 5 (1.42%) Visual Studio
4 5 (1.42%) Subversion
4 5 (1.42%) MSTest
5 4 (1.14%) Gradle
5 4 (1.14%) Mercurial
5 4 (1.14%) JUnit
6 3 (0.85%) Xcode
7 2 (0.57%) MSI
7 2 (0.57%) InstallShield
7 2 (0.57%) AdminStudio
7 2 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.57%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 1 (0.28%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.28%) Selenium
General
1 48 (13.68%) Finance
2 21 (5.98%) Banking
3 7 (1.99%) Retail
4 3 (0.85%) Legal
4 3 (0.85%) Manufacturing
4 3 (0.85%) Back Office
4 3 (0.85%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.28%) Advertising
6 1 (0.28%) Local Government
6 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 77 (21.94%) Analyst
2 44 (12.54%) Developer
3 32 (9.12%) Desktop Support
4 28 (7.98%) Service Analyst
5 27 (7.69%) Administrator
5 27 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
6 24 (6.84%) Support Engineer
7 21 (5.98%) Consultant
7 21 (5.98%) 2nd Line Support
8 20 (5.70%) 3rd Line Support
9 17 (4.84%) Business Analyst
9 17 (4.84%) Project Manager
10 14 (3.99%) Architect
10 14 (3.99%) Support Analyst
10 14 (3.99%) Desktop Engineer
11 13 (3.70%) Java Developer
12 12 (3.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 11 (3.13%) Support Consultant
13 11 (3.13%) .NET Developer
13 11 (3.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (7.12%) .NET
2 22 (6.27%) Web Services
3 17 (4.84%) XML
4 15 (4.27%) HTML
5 13 (3.70%) XSLT
5 13 (3.70%) CSS
5 13 (3.70%) .NET Framework
6 12 (3.42%) ASP.NET
7 10 (2.85%) JMS
7 10 (2.85%) Middleware
8 8 (2.28%) WebSphere MQ
8 8 (2.28%) WinForms
8 8 (2.28%) Spring
8 8 (2.28%) WCF
8 8 (2.28%) Grails
8 8 (2.28%) jQuery
8 8 (2.28%) XML Schema
8 8 (2.28%) Servlets
9 7 (1.99%) WPF
9 7 (1.99%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.40%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (5.98%) Mainframe
2 21 (5.98%) Management Information System
3 12 (3.42%) Blackberry
3 12 (3.42%) Clustering
4 9 (2.56%) NHS
4 9 (2.56%) Replication
5 8 (2.28%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.28%) Life Science
6 7 (1.99%) Economics
7 6 (1.71%) Tandem
7 6 (1.71%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.71%) iPad
8 5 (1.42%) Celerra
9 3 (0.85%) Statistics
9 3 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.57%) User Experience
10 2 (0.57%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.57%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.57%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 100 (28.49%) Windows 7
2 62 (17.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 48 (13.68%) Windows XP
4 47 (13.39%) Linux
5 46 (13.11%) UNIX
6 44 (12.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 23 (6.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (5.70%) Android
9 19 (5.41%) Apple iOS
10 17 (4.84%) Solaris
11 15 (4.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (2.56%) AIX
12 9 (2.56%) Windows Phone
13 8 (2.28%) HPUX
13 8 (2.28%) Windows 2000
14 7 (1.99%) Windows NT
14 7 (1.99%) Windows 8
15 6 (1.71%) Windows Vista
16 4 (1.14%) Windows Mobile
17 3 (0.85%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (16.24%) ITIL
2 34 (9.69%) Migration
3 27 (7.69%) Project Management
4 24 (6.84%) Business Analysis
5 18 (5.13%) Product Management
6 16 (4.56%) Information Security
7 15 (4.27%) PRINCE2
8 13 (3.70%) OO
9 12 (3.42%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (2.56%) Programme Management
10 9 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (2.28%) Scrum
11 8 (2.28%) Service Management
11 8 (2.28%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (2.28%) Change Control
11 8 (2.28%) iOS Development
11 8 (2.28%) Mentoring
12 7 (1.99%) Vulnerability Management
12 7 (1.99%) Disaster Recovery
13 6 (1.71%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 26 (7.41%) SQL
2 19 (5.41%) Java
3 17 (4.84%) PowerShell
4 14 (3.99%) C#
5 13 (3.70%) XPath
6 11 (3.13%) JavaScript
6 11 (3.13%) VBScript
7 7 (1.99%) Perl
8 6 (1.71%) PL/SQL
9 5 (1.42%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.14%) VB
10 4 (1.14%) PHP
10 4 (1.14%) Objective-C
11 3 (0.85%) C
11 3 (0.85%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.57%) Python
12 2 (0.57%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.57%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.57%) Groovy
13 1 (0.28%) VB6
Qualifications
1 44 (12.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (8.55%) MCSE
3 16 (4.56%) Degree
3 16 (4.56%) Security Cleared
4 15 (4.27%) SC Cleared
4 15 (4.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 12 (3.42%) MCITP
6 10 (2.85%) MCP
7 9 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (2.56%) CCNA
7 9 (2.56%) VCP5
8 8 (2.28%) MCSA
9 6 (1.71%) MCTS
9 6 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.14%) ISEB
10 4 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.85%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.57%) PMP
12 2 (0.57%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.42%) SLA
2 5 (1.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.57%) QA
4 1 (0.28%) COBIT
System Software
1 103 (29.34%) Active Directory
2 44 (12.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (10.26%) Hyper-V
4 21 (5.98%) VMware ESX
5 13 (3.70%) XenApp
6 6 (1.71%) Terminal Services
7 5 (1.42%) XenDesktop
7 5 (1.42%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 5 (1.42%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (1.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.57%) RHEV
9 2 (0.57%) Firmware
10 1 (0.28%) RACF
10 1 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 38 (10.83%) SCCM
2 15 (4.27%) Backup Exec
3 10 (2.85%) SCOM
4 4 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (0.85%) Control-M
5 3 (0.85%) NetBackup
5 3 (0.85%) WSUS
5 3 (0.85%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (0.57%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (0.28%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.28%) Nagios
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 1 (0.28%) SCSM
Vendors
1 125 (35.61%) Microsoft
2 82 (23.36%) VMware
3 70 (19.94%) Citrix
4 37 (10.54%) Cisco
5 28 (7.98%) HP
6 23 (6.55%) Oracle
7 21 (5.98%) Symantec
8 16 (4.56%) Juniper
8 16 (4.56%) Red Hat
9 14 (3.99%) EMC
10 10 (2.85%) IBM
11 8 (2.28%) CheckPoint
12 7 (1.99%) SolarWinds
12 7 (1.99%) Dell
12 7 (1.99%) Lotus
13 6 (1.71%) NetApp
14 5 (1.42%) SAP
14 5 (1.42%) Cyber-Ark
15 4 (1.14%) Atlassian
15 4 (1.14%) Spiceworks
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Senitor Associates
Rate: £13 - £17 per hour
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Computer People
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Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
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