The first table below looks at the demand for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Salford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 23 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 Salford 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 4 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 12.50% 15.38% 8.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.14% 50.00% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 1
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Salford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
7 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 21.88% 30.77% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 5
Average daily rate £350 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows
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Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Salford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Salford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Salford

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Salford

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

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Salford

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Salford

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Salford

Windows
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Salford

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Salford 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 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
1 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
2 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 3 (42.86%) DHCP
2 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
2 3 (42.86%) DNS
2 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
3 2 (28.57%) MS Office
3 2 (28.57%) SAN
3 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
4 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (14.29%) WCF
4 1 (14.29%) LANDesk
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (14.29%) OOD
4 1 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 1 (14.29%) Web Services
4 1 (14.29%) OO
4 1 (14.29%) CRM
4 1 (14.29%) C#
4 1 (14.29%) .NET
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Salford by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Salford 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 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 2 (28.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) DHCP
1 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
1 3 (42.86%) DNS
2 2 (28.57%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Customer Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Customer Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) IT Support Technician
3 1 (14.29%) Support Technician
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) IT Support
3 1 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
1 1 (14.29%) WCF
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
2 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) OO
1 1 (14.29%) CRM
1 1 (14.29%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C#
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) LANDesk