The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 27 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 7 4
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 348 507 532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.11% 11.98% 16.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.95% 57.55% 69.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 241 259
Median daily rate £325 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £137 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £301
% change year-on-year
- +8.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 89 97
Median hourly rate £14.17 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.53% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.69 £10.90 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.86 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-5.42% +5.73%
Windows
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Operating Systems Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
711 881 768
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.66% 20.82% 24.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 473 394
Median daily rate £388 £350 £311
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +12.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £171 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £488 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 95 99
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.00 £31.56
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the North West region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the North West region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Windows
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
Manchester -4 184 £325 +18.18% 89
Cheshire -2 74 £338 +3.84% 36
Merseyside -4 42 £350 +27.27% 16
Lancashire +2 35 £225 -25.00% 10
Cumbria +9 1 £250 - 2
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 North West region with a requirement for Windows.

1 369 (44.95%) Active Directory
2 298 (36.30%) Microsoft
3 284 (34.59%) Windows Server
4 216 (26.31%) VMware
5 188 (22.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 165 (20.10%) Linux
7 137 (16.69%) Citrix
8 133 (16.20%) Windows Server 2008
9 132 (16.08%) Migration
10 126 (15.35%) Unix
11 123 (14.98%) SCCM
12 118 (14.37%) SQL Server
13 113 (13.76%) Finance
14 110 (13.40%) ITIL
14 110 (13.40%) PowerShell
15 109 (13.28%) MS Excel
16 104 (12.67%) SQL
16 104 (12.67%) Oracle
16 104 (12.67%) Windows Server 2003
17 101 (12.30%) Security Cleared
18 100 (12.18%) VMware Infrastructure
19 99 (12.06%) MS Office
20 98 (11.94%) Windows 7
21 95 (11.57%) MS Exchange
22 94 (11.45%) Agile Software Development
23 90 (10.96%) DNS
24 87 (10.60%) .NET
25 80 (9.74%) Cisco
26 77 (9.38%) DHCP
27 76 (9.26%) Software Engineering

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 95 (11.57%) MS Exchange
2 75 (9.14%) SharePoint
3 58 (7.06%) Skype for Business
4 57 (6.94%) IIS
5 35 (4.26%) SharePoint 2013
6 33 (4.02%) Apache
7 23 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2010
8 20 (2.44%) Tomcat
9 15 (1.83%) WebSphere
10 12 (1.46%) IBM Notes
10 12 (1.46%) JBoss
11 11 (1.34%) WebSphere Application Server
12 10 (1.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 10 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
13 9 (1.10%) WebLogic
14 8 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
15 6 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2007
15 6 (0.73%) Oracle Application Server
16 5 (0.61%) Confluence
16 5 (0.61%) SAS
Applications
1 109 (13.28%) MS Excel
2 99 (12.06%) MS Office
3 17 (2.07%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.85%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.73%) MS Project
6 2 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.10%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.61%) Oracle 11i
2 5 (0.61%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.61%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.37%) Markit EDM
3 3 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.24%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.12%) Orchard Housing
5 1 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 53 (6.46%) Office 365
2 39 (4.75%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (3.17%) IaaS
4 25 (3.05%) Microsoft Azure
5 11 (1.34%) PaaS
6 9 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (1.10%) SaaS
7 8 (0.97%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.49%) Google App Engine
8 4 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (0.37%) Amazon EMR
9 3 (0.37%) Amazon Kinesis
9 3 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.37%) AWS CloudTrail
9 3 (0.37%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.37%) GitHub
9 3 (0.37%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 90 (10.96%) DNS
2 77 (9.38%) DHCP
3 72 (8.77%) Firewall
4 59 (7.19%) TCP/IP
5 48 (5.85%) SAN
6 45 (5.48%) Skype
7 44 (5.36%) WAN
8 40 (4.87%) LAN
9 31 (3.78%) Internet
9 31 (3.78%) Network Security
10 25 (3.05%) SSL
11 23 (2.80%) VLAN
12 21 (2.56%) FTP
13 20 (2.44%) HTTP
13 20 (2.44%) VPN
14 17 (2.07%) NetScaler
15 14 (1.71%) VoIP
16 11 (1.34%) HTTPS
16 11 (1.34%) Remote Desktop
16 11 (1.34%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (14.37%) SQL Server
2 24 (2.92%) DB2
3 23 (2.80%) Oracle Database
4 20 (2.44%) MySQL
5 16 (1.95%) Relational Database
6 12 (1.46%) Oracle Database 11g
7 11 (1.34%) Amazon RDS
8 9 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (0.97%) MongoDB
9 8 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (0.97%) SQL Server 2014
10 7 (0.85%) NoSQL
11 6 (0.73%) GIS
11 6 (0.73%) MS Access
11 6 (0.73%) Oracle Database 10g
12 5 (0.61%) Oracle Discoverer
12 5 (0.61%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.49%) Hadoop
13 4 (0.49%) SQL Server 2000
13 4 (0.49%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 45 (5.48%) Jenkins
2 34 (4.14%) JIRA
3 30 (3.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 24 (2.92%) SpecFlow
5 23 (2.80%) Git (software)
5 23 (2.80%) TestComplete
6 15 (1.83%) Visual Studio
7 13 (1.58%) TeamCity
8 11 (1.34%) GitLab
9 10 (1.22%) Gradle
9 10 (1.22%) MSI
9 10 (1.22%) Subversion
9 10 (1.22%) Vagrant
10 9 (1.10%) Octopus Deploy
11 7 (0.85%) ClearCase
12 6 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (0.61%) JUnit
13 5 (0.61%) Moq
13 5 (0.61%) NUnit
13 5 (0.61%) Rational DOORS
General
1 113 (13.76%) Finance
2 39 (4.75%) Banking
3 33 (4.02%) Manufacturing
4 12 (1.46%) Law
5 11 (1.34%) Legal
6 9 (1.10%) French Language
6 9 (1.10%) Telecoms
7 7 (0.85%) German Language
8 6 (0.73%) Italian Language
8 6 (0.73%) Retail
9 5 (0.61%) Dutch Language
9 5 (0.61%) Marketing
9 5 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.49%) Back Office
10 4 (0.49%) Military
10 4 (0.49%) Portuguese Language
11 3 (0.37%) Electronics
11 3 (0.37%) Local Government
12 2 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.24%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 149 (18.15%) Analyst
2 70 (8.53%) Architect
3 64 (7.80%) Consultant
4 54 (6.58%) Developer
5 53 (6.46%) Support Analyst
6 49 (5.97%) Support Engineer
7 40 (4.87%) Service Analyst
8 39 (4.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 37 (4.51%) Desktop Support
9 37 (4.51%) Service Desk Analyst
10 35 (4.26%) Desktop Engineer
11 32 (3.90%) 1st Line Support
12 30 (3.65%) .NET Developer
13 29 (3.53%) Windows Engineer
14 28 (3.41%) Designer
15 26 (3.17%) Project Manager
16 25 (3.05%) 2nd Line Support
16 25 (3.05%) Technical Analyst
17 24 (2.92%) Infrastructure Architect
17 24 (2.92%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (10.60%) .NET
2 26 (3.17%) Web Services
3 23 (2.80%) SOAP
3 23 (2.80%) XML
4 18 (2.19%) .NET Framework
4 18 (2.19%) CSS
5 17 (2.07%) HTML
6 16 (1.95%) ASP.NET
7 13 (1.58%) WCF
8 12 (1.46%) Middleware
9 11 (1.34%) JSON
10 10 (1.22%) jQuery
10 10 (1.22%) LAMP
10 10 (1.22%) REST
11 8 (0.97%) ASP.NET Web API
11 8 (0.97%) WebSphere MQ
11 8 (0.97%) WinForms
12 7 (0.85%) Spring
13 6 (0.73%) Hibernate
13 6 (0.73%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 75 (9.14%) Data Centre
2 43 (5.24%) Mainframe
3 38 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (3.78%) PKI
5 30 (3.65%) Fat Client
5 30 (3.65%) Thin Client
6 16 (1.95%) Clustering
7 15 (1.83%) Blackberry
7 15 (1.83%) Life Science
7 15 (1.83%) NHS
8 13 (1.58%) Management Information System
9 11 (1.34%) Computer Science
10 10 (1.22%) Wiki
11 9 (1.10%) Digital Media
11 9 (1.10%) Mobile App
11 9 (1.10%) PMI
12 8 (0.97%) Driving Licence
13 7 (0.85%) Cryptography
13 7 (0.85%) EPoS
13 7 (0.85%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 284 (34.59%) Windows Server
2 188 (22.90%) Windows Server 2012
3 165 (20.10%) Linux
4 133 (16.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 126 (15.35%) Unix
6 104 (12.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 98 (11.94%) Windows 7
8 66 (8.04%) Windows 10
9 60 (7.31%) Windows XP
10 47 (5.72%) Windows 8
11 46 (5.60%) AIX
12 43 (5.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 41 (4.99%) Solaris
14 26 (3.17%) HPUX
15 21 (2.56%) Apple iOS
16 15 (1.83%) Android
17 10 (1.22%) Windows Mobile
18 8 (0.97%) CentOS
18 8 (0.97%) Mac OS
19 7 (0.85%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (16.08%) Migration
2 110 (13.40%) ITIL
3 94 (11.45%) Agile Software Development
4 76 (9.26%) Software Engineering
5 62 (7.55%) Test Automation
6 44 (5.36%) Project Management
6 44 (5.36%) Stakeholder Management
7 39 (4.75%) TDD
8 37 (4.51%) Continuous Integration
9 35 (4.26%) DevOps
10 34 (4.14%) Configuration Management
11 32 (3.90%) Application Packaging
12 31 (3.78%) Data Migration
13 27 (3.29%) Change Management
13 27 (3.29%) Problem Management
14 26 (3.17%) MVC
15 23 (2.80%) PRINCE2
16 22 (2.68%) Code Coverage
16 22 (2.68%) Incident Management
16 22 (2.68%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 110 (13.40%) PowerShell
2 104 (12.67%) SQL
3 70 (8.53%) Java
4 43 (5.24%) C#
5 32 (3.90%) Bash Shell
5 32 (3.90%) JavaScript
6 29 (3.53%) Python
7 25 (3.05%) Shell Script
8 21 (2.56%) PHP
9 18 (2.19%) C++
10 13 (1.58%) VB
11 11 (1.34%) VB.NET
12 10 (1.22%) C
12 10 (1.22%) Ruby
12 10 (1.22%) T-SQL
13 6 (0.73%) Objective-C
14 4 (0.49%) JCL
14 4 (0.49%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.49%) Scala
15 3 (0.37%) Perl
Qualifications
1 101 (12.30%) Security Cleared
2 75 (9.14%) SC Cleared
3 50 (6.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 42 (5.12%) Degree
5 24 (2.92%) MCSE
6 19 (2.31%) MCP
7 18 (2.19%) CISSP
7 18 (2.19%) ITIL Certification
8 17 (2.07%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (1.95%) CCNA
9 16 (1.95%) CISM
10 12 (1.46%) ISEB
10 12 (1.46%) MCITP
11 11 (1.34%) MCSA
12 9 (1.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 9 (1.10%) PMI Certification
13 8 (0.97%) DBS Check
13 8 (0.97%) MCDST
13 8 (0.97%) MCTS
13 8 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (3.53%) PCI DSS
3 20 (2.44%) SLA
4 16 (1.95%) QA
5 13 (1.58%) COBIT
6 2 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.24%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.24%) RMADS
7 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.12%) ISO27005
System Software
1 369 (44.95%) Active Directory
2 100 (12.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (4.99%) Hyper-V
4 34 (4.14%) vSphere
5 33 (4.02%) XenApp
6 30 (3.65%) VMware ESX
7 22 (2.68%) Microsoft App-V
8 13 (1.58%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (1.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 8 (0.97%) Oracle RAC
10 8 (0.97%) UAG
11 6 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (0.73%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.49%) Firmware
12 4 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (0.37%) VMware Server
13 3 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (0.37%) Xen
14 2 (0.24%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.24%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 123 (14.98%) SCCM
2 72 (8.77%) SCOM
3 51 (6.21%) Puppet
4 33 (4.02%) Opscode Chef
5 22 (2.68%) WSUS
6 18 (2.19%) Norton AntiVirus
7 14 (1.71%) HP Quality Center
8 13 (1.58%) McAfee ePO
9 11 (1.34%) Microsoft Clustering
10 10 (1.22%) Backup Exec
10 10 (1.22%) Red Hat Satellite
10 10 (1.22%) Tivoli
11 9 (1.10%) SCOrch
11 9 (1.10%) vRealize
11 9 (1.10%) yum
12 6 (0.73%) Data Guard
12 6 (0.73%) EMC NetWorker
13 5 (0.61%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 5 (0.61%) SCVMM
14 4 (0.49%) Nessus
Vendors
1 298 (36.30%) Microsoft
2 216 (26.31%) VMware
3 137 (16.69%) Citrix
4 104 (12.67%) Oracle
5 80 (9.74%) Cisco
6 65 (7.92%) HP
7 38 (4.63%) EMC
7 38 (4.63%) IBM
8 33 (4.02%) Intel Security
9 28 (3.41%) Symantec
10 26 (3.17%) Wyse
11 25 (3.05%) Red Hat
12 22 (2.68%) AppSense
12 22 (2.68%) Dell
12 22 (2.68%) Remedy
13 21 (2.56%) Splunk
14 18 (2.19%) CheckPoint
15 15 (1.83%) Apple
16 13 (1.58%) SaltStack
17 12 (1.46%) Lotus
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