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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 6 7
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 15.56% 15.22% 12.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.33% 43.75% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 2
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -9.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £318 £315
% change year-on-year
-5.25% +0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £14.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
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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
12 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 26.67% 34.78% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 9
Average daily rate £325 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £14.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Salford

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 3 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 3 (33.33%) SAX
2 3 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (33.33%) JMS
2 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (33.33%) DHCP
2 3 (33.33%) HTTP
2 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 3 (33.33%) DNS
2 3 (33.33%) XML Schema
2 3 (33.33%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) XML
2 3 (33.33%) DOM
2 3 (33.33%) XSLT
2 3 (33.33%) Linux
2 3 (33.33%) Tomcat
2 3 (33.33%) J2SE
2 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (33.33%) Servlets
2 3 (33.33%) Spring
2 3 (33.33%) Maven
2 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 3 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 3 (33.33%) XPath
2 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 3 (33.33%) Grails
2 3 (33.33%) Android
2 3 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (33.33%) Windows 7

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Salford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 3 (33.33%) Tomcat
1 3 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (22.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) DHCP
1 3 (33.33%) HTTP
1 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 3 (33.33%) DNS
2 2 (22.22%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) Hazelcast
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Maven
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Customer Support Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Customer Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
4 1 (11.11%) C# Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) SAX
1 3 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ
1 3 (33.33%) JMS
1 3 (33.33%) XML Schema
1 3 (33.33%) XML
1 3 (33.33%) DOM
1 3 (33.33%) XSLT
1 3 (33.33%) J2SE
1 3 (33.33%) Servlets
1 3 (33.33%) Spring
1 3 (33.33%) Grails
2 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Linux
1 3 (33.33%) Android
1 3 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (11.11%) OOD
2 1 (11.11%) OO
2 1 (11.11%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Java
1 3 (33.33%) XPath
2 1 (11.11%) C#
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) LANDesk