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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 201 194 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.21% 10.30% 12.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.34% 56.56% 61.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 79 91
Median daily rate £325 £273 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.26% -16.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £120 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
- +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 44 28
Median hourly rate £15.25 £13.69 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.39% -7.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £19.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.69 £15.26 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.75% -4.62%
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
384 343 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 21.42% 18.21% 20.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 175 167
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 44 28
Median hourly rate £17.36 £13.88 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.05% -7.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £19.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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
Salford 0 12 £428 +55.45% 2
Stockport -8 10 £413 - 12
Bolton -1 2 £283 - 6
Ashton-under-Lyne - 2 £306 - 1
Rochdale +2 1 £320 - 3
Wigan -3 1 £375 - 1
Oldham -3 1 £300 +29.03% 3
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 183 (48.16%) Active Directory
2 133 (35.00%) Windows Server
3 119 (31.32%) VMware
4 111 (29.21%) Microsoft
5 83 (21.84%) Linux
6 72 (18.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 72 (18.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 71 (18.68%) Unix
8 66 (17.37%) SQL Server
9 65 (17.11%) Citrix
10 61 (16.05%) Firewall
11 54 (14.21%) Windows Server 2003
12 53 (13.95%) DNS
13 52 (13.68%) ITIL
14 51 (13.42%) Migration
14 51 (13.42%) Windows 7
15 49 (12.89%) Cisco
15 49 (12.89%) SCCM
16 48 (12.63%) VMware Infrastructure
17 47 (12.37%) Finance
18 45 (11.84%) SQL
18 45 (11.84%) Data Centre
19 44 (11.58%) TCP/IP
20 42 (11.05%) Oracle
20 42 (11.05%) MS Excel
21 41 (10.79%) MS Exchange
22 38 (10.00%) DHCP
23 37 (9.74%) HP
23 37 (9.74%) MS Office
24 32 (8.42%) LAN

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 41 (10.79%) MS Exchange
2 22 (5.79%) SharePoint
3 17 (4.47%) Skype for Business
4 10 (2.63%) IIS
5 9 (2.37%) SharePoint 2010
6 8 (2.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 8 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (2.11%) IBM Notes
6 8 (2.11%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (2.11%) WebSphere
7 6 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (1.58%) WebLogic
8 5 (1.32%) CICS
8 5 (1.32%) Oracle Application Server
8 5 (1.32%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (0.79%) Apache
9 3 (0.79%) JBoss
10 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.53%) IBM Domino
10 2 (0.53%) Tomcat
Applications
1 42 (11.05%) MS Excel
2 37 (9.74%) MS Office
3 8 (2.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.79%) MS Project
4 3 (0.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.32%) Oracle 11i
1 5 (1.32%) Oracle Applications
1 5 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (1.32%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.53%) Infor M3
2 2 (0.53%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 28 (7.37%) Office 365
2 17 (4.47%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (3.95%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.79%) Google App Engine
6 3 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.53%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.53%) IaaS
7 2 (0.53%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (0.53%) SoftLayer
7 2 (0.53%) TestFlight
8 1 (0.26%) PaaS
8 1 (0.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 61 (16.05%) Firewall
2 53 (13.95%) DNS
3 44 (11.58%) TCP/IP
4 38 (10.00%) DHCP
5 32 (8.42%) LAN
6 28 (7.37%) WAN
7 23 (6.05%) Network Security
7 23 (6.05%) SAN
7 23 (6.05%) VPN
8 21 (5.53%) VLAN
9 17 (4.47%) VoIP
10 13 (3.42%) NetScaler
11 10 (2.63%) FTP
11 10 (2.63%) HTTP
11 10 (2.63%) Internet
11 10 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (2.11%) Wireless
13 7 (1.84%) IP Telephony
14 6 (1.58%) SSL
14 6 (1.58%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (17.37%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.47%) Oracle Database
3 13 (3.42%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (1.84%) Oracle Database 10g
5 6 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.32%) Oracle Discoverer
6 5 (1.32%) Redis
7 4 (1.05%) DB2
7 4 (1.05%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.53%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.53%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.53%) MS Access
9 2 (0.53%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.53%) Oracle9i Database
9 2 (0.53%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (5.00%) Jenkins
2 12 (3.16%) Git (software)
3 8 (2.11%) JIRA
3 8 (2.11%) NUnit
4 7 (1.84%) Moq
4 7 (1.84%) TeamCity
4 7 (1.84%) Visual Studio
5 6 (1.58%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (1.32%) Android Studio
6 5 (1.32%) JUnit
7 4 (1.05%) Subversion
8 3 (0.79%) Calabash
8 3 (0.79%) Hudson
8 3 (0.79%) Maven
8 3 (0.79%) Robotium
8 3 (0.79%) Travis CI
8 3 (0.79%) Xcode
9 2 (0.53%) CocoaPods
9 2 (0.53%) Gradle
9 2 (0.53%) Vagrant
General
1 47 (12.37%) Finance
2 16 (4.21%) Manufacturing
3 14 (3.68%) Banking
4 7 (1.84%) Law
4 7 (1.84%) Legal
5 4 (1.05%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.79%) French Language
6 3 (0.79%) Local Government
6 3 (0.79%) Marketing
6 3 (0.79%) Retail
7 2 (0.53%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (0.53%) Italian Language
7 2 (0.53%) Publishing
8 1 (0.26%) Back Office
8 1 (0.26%) Electronics
8 1 (0.26%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 69 (18.16%) Analyst
2 31 (8.16%) Developer
3 30 (7.89%) Support Analyst
4 28 (7.37%) Consultant
5 25 (6.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 18 (4.74%) Architect
6 18 (4.74%) Support Engineer
7 17 (4.47%) .NET Developer
7 17 (4.47%) Desktop Support
7 17 (4.47%) Technical Analyst
7 17 (4.47%) Windows Engineer
8 16 (4.21%) Citrix Specialist
9 15 (3.95%) 1st Line Support
9 15 (3.95%) Help Desk Support
10 14 (3.68%) 2nd Line Support
10 14 (3.68%) Designer
11 13 (3.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 13 (3.42%) IT Support
11 13 (3.42%) Security Consultant
12 12 (3.16%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (7.11%) .NET
2 24 (6.32%) Web Services
3 16 (4.21%) XML
4 11 (2.89%) SOAP
5 10 (2.63%) ASP.NET
6 9 (2.37%) HTML
7 8 (2.11%) CSS
7 8 (2.11%) ELK Stack
8 7 (1.84%) WinForms
9 6 (1.58%) JSON
9 6 (1.58%) WCF
10 5 (1.32%) .NET Framework
10 5 (1.32%) Entity Framework
10 5 (1.32%) Middleware
10 5 (1.32%) REST
10 5 (1.32%) WebSphere MQ
11 4 (1.05%) AngularJS
11 4 (1.05%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (1.05%) RESTful
11 4 (1.05%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 45 (11.84%) Data Centre
2 20 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (5.00%) PKI
4 15 (3.95%) Fat Client
4 15 (3.95%) Thin Client
5 13 (3.42%) Mainframe
6 12 (3.16%) Management Information System
7 10 (2.63%) Blackberry
8 8 (2.11%) Life Science
9 6 (1.58%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.32%) BYOD
10 5 (1.32%) EMC VNX
10 5 (1.32%) NHS
10 5 (1.32%) User Experience
11 4 (1.05%) Cyber Attack
11 4 (1.05%) Digital Media
11 4 (1.05%) iPad
11 4 (1.05%) iPhone
11 4 (1.05%) Mathematics
11 4 (1.05%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 133 (35.00%) Windows Server
2 83 (21.84%) Linux
3 72 (18.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 72 (18.95%) Windows Server 2012
4 71 (18.68%) Unix
5 54 (14.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 51 (13.42%) Windows 7
7 30 (7.89%) Windows XP
8 25 (6.58%) Windows 10
9 20 (5.26%) Solaris
10 17 (4.47%) AIX
10 17 (4.47%) Apple iOS
10 17 (4.47%) Windows 8
11 15 (3.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (3.42%) Android
13 11 (2.89%) HPUX
14 6 (1.58%) Mac OS X
15 5 (1.32%) Windows Mobile
16 3 (0.79%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.79%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (13.68%) ITIL
2 51 (13.42%) Migration
3 31 (8.16%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (5.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 20 (5.26%) Patch Management
5 20 (5.26%) Vulnerability Management
6 19 (5.00%) Cybersecurity
6 19 (5.00%) SIEM
7 17 (4.47%) Application Packaging
7 17 (4.47%) Configuration Management
8 14 (3.68%) Virtual Environments
9 13 (3.42%) Information Security
9 13 (3.42%) Threat Management
10 11 (2.89%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (2.89%) Software Engineering
11 10 (2.63%) DevOps
11 10 (2.63%) Problem Management
11 10 (2.63%) Security Patching
11 10 (2.63%) TDD
12 9 (2.37%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 45 (11.84%) SQL
2 27 (7.11%) PowerShell
3 24 (6.32%) Java
4 20 (5.26%) C#
5 17 (4.47%) JavaScript
6 11 (2.89%) Python
7 10 (2.63%) Bash Shell
7 10 (2.63%) Shell Script
8 9 (2.37%) C
9 7 (1.84%) C++
9 7 (1.84%) T-SQL
10 6 (1.58%) Objective-C
10 6 (1.58%) PHP
10 6 (1.58%) VB.NET
11 5 (1.32%) Ruby
12 4 (1.05%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.05%) VB
12 4 (1.05%) VB6
13 3 (0.79%) Apple Swift
13 3 (0.79%) Perl
Qualifications
1 28 (7.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (6.05%) CISSP
3 21 (5.53%) Security Cleared
4 16 (4.21%) MCP
5 14 (3.68%) CISM
5 14 (3.68%) ITIL Certification
6 13 (3.42%) MCSE
7 12 (3.16%) SC Cleared
8 9 (2.37%) CCNA
8 9 (2.37%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (2.11%) DBS Check
9 8 (2.11%) SANS
9 8 (2.11%) SSCP
10 6 (1.58%) Degree
10 6 (1.58%) MCSA
11 5 (1.32%) MCDST
12 4 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (1.05%) EMCSA
13 2 (0.53%) MCITP
13 2 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (5.26%) PCI DSS
3 12 (3.16%) COBIT
4 11 (2.89%) SLA
5 7 (1.84%) QA
System Software
1 183 (48.16%) Active Directory
2 48 (12.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (6.32%) XenApp
4 18 (4.74%) VMware ESX
5 16 (4.21%) Hyper-V
6 12 (3.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 11 (2.89%) Microsoft App-V
7 11 (2.89%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (2.37%) Virtual Servers
8 9 (2.37%) vSphere
9 7 (1.84%) Oracle RAC
10 5 (1.32%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.79%) Xen
12 2 (0.53%) Dovecot
12 2 (0.53%) Firmware
12 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.53%) NFS
12 2 (0.53%) Postfix
12 2 (0.53%) Samba
12 2 (0.53%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 49 (12.89%) SCCM
2 20 (5.26%) SCOM
3 15 (3.95%) WSUS
4 14 (3.68%) Norton AntiVirus
5 10 (2.63%) McAfee ePO
6 9 (2.37%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (2.11%) Data Guard
7 8 (2.11%) Puppet
7 8 (2.11%) QRadar
8 5 (1.32%) EMC NetWorker
9 4 (1.05%) Backup Exec
9 4 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (1.05%) Kibana
9 4 (1.05%) logstash
10 3 (0.79%) Ansible
10 3 (0.79%) DameWare
10 3 (0.79%) RSA enVision
10 3 (0.79%) Tivoli
11 2 (0.53%) ServiceCenter
11 2 (0.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 119 (31.32%) VMware
2 111 (29.21%) Microsoft
3 65 (17.11%) Citrix
4 49 (12.89%) Cisco
5 42 (11.05%) Oracle
6 37 (9.74%) HP
7 26 (6.84%) Intel Security
8 22 (5.79%) IBM
9 21 (5.53%) Splunk
10 18 (4.74%) AppSense
10 18 (4.74%) Wyse
11 17 (4.47%) CheckPoint
11 17 (4.47%) EMC
12 16 (4.21%) Red Hat
13 15 (3.95%) Dell
13 15 (3.95%) Symantec
14 12 (3.16%) Apple
15 10 (2.63%) Clearswift
16 8 (2.11%) LogRhythm
16 8 (2.11%) Qualys
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