The table below looks at the statistics 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 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 6 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 22.58% 25.00% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.00% 75.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Average daily rate £325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £295
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £10.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.69%
Windows
Manchester

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

Operating Systems Category
Salford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
20 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 64.52% 33.33% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 2 2
Average daily rate £413 £348 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.70% -18.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £348 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £370 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £307
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +9.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £10.00 £13.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -26.82%
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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Salford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Salford region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 Related IT Skills in Salford

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 5 (55.56%) VMware
2 4 (44.44%) DNS
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (44.44%) Migration
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
3 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (33.33%) NHS
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (22.22%) Shell Script
4 2 (22.22%) Nagios
4 2 (22.22%) HP
4 2 (22.22%) ISEB
4 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
4 2 (22.22%) C
4 2 (22.22%) C++
4 2 (22.22%) Perl
4 2 (22.22%) PHP
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) .NET
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
4 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
4 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
4 2 (22.22%) Unix
4 2 (22.22%) Linux
4 2 (22.22%) Apache
4 2 (22.22%) Python
4 2 (22.22%) SAS
4 2 (22.22%) SMTP
4 2 (22.22%) DHCP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Salford by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 2 (22.22%) Apache
1 2 (22.22%) OpenStack
1 2 (22.22%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) DNS
2 2 (22.22%) DHCP
2 2 (22.22%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (22.22%) HTTP
2 2 (22.22%) IMAP
2 2 (22.22%) iSCSI
2 2 (22.22%) MRTG
2 2 (22.22%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
1 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) .NET Applications Developer
1 2 (22.22%) .NET Developer
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) Applications Developer
1 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET Developer
1 2 (22.22%) Developer
1 2 (22.22%) Linux Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Senior Server Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Server Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Test Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
1 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) NHS
2 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (22.22%) User Experience
3 1 (11.11%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
1 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (22.22%) CentOS
2 2 (22.22%) Debian
2 2 (22.22%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) Mac OS
2 2 (22.22%) Ubuntu
2 2 (22.22%) Unix
2 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (22.22%) Open Source
2 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
2 2 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (22.22%) System Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
2 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Bash Shell
1 2 (22.22%) C
1 2 (22.22%) C++
1 2 (22.22%) Korn
1 2 (22.22%) Perl
1 2 (22.22%) PHP
1 2 (22.22%) Python
1 2 (22.22%) Shell Script
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISEB
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) Dovecot
2 2 (22.22%) iptables
2 2 (22.22%) KVM
2 2 (22.22%) Sendmail
2 2 (22.22%) Squid
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Cacti
1 2 (22.22%) HAProxy
1 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (22.22%) Nagios
1 2 (22.22%) OpenNebula
1 2 (22.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) VMware
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) HP
3 2 (22.22%) Red Hat