Period
to 18 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for Windows 10 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows 10 over the 6 months to 18 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows 10
North West > Manchester
6 months to
18 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 32 78 125
Rank change year-on-year +46 +47 +30
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 159 62 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 5.46% 2.31% 0.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.35% 11.52% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 34 17
Manchester median daily rate £219 £213 £173
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +23.19% -28.13%
10th Percentile £114 £120 £99
90th Percentile £403 £510 £310
North West median daily rate £205 £231 £300
% change year-on-year -11.35% -22.92% +4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 10 0
Manchester median hourly rate £16.25 £18.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.16% - -
North West median hourly rate £17.41 £13.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year +25.48% -13.28% -

Windows 10 is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 653 538 666
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 22.43% 20.01% 22.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 332 454
Manchester median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £131 £157 £165
90th Percentile £560 £563 £529
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 55 22
Manchester median hourly rate £18.59 £21.00 £14.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.49% +41.18% -2.46%
10th Percentile £11.78 £12.10 £10.54
90th Percentile £33.43 £41.30 £39.75
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -7.67%

Windows 10
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Windows 10 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 10 in Manchester

Windows 10
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows 10 in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 10 in Manchester

Windows 10
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 10 in Manchester over the 6 months to 18 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows 10 in Manchester

Windows 10
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 10 in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 10 in Manchester

Windows 10
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 10 in Manchester over the 6 months to 18 February 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows 10 in Manchester

Windows 10
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 10 within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 18 February 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton - 8 £280 -
Salford -9 6 - - 4
Rochdale - 6 £140 -
Oldham +3 3 - - 1
Stockport +4 2 £174 -30.50% 1
Bury - 2 £270 -
Cheadle - 1 £140 -
Sale - 1 £288 - 1
Windows 10
North West

For the 6 months to 18 February 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 10 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Windows 10.

1 156 (98.11%) Windows
2 79 (49.69%) Microsoft
3 71 (44.65%) Windows 7
4 59 (37.11%) Active Directory
5 57 (35.85%) Office 365
6 52 (32.70%) SCCM
7 38 (23.90%) VMware
8 35 (22.01%) Citrix
9 29 (18.24%) Application Packaging
10 26 (16.35%) User Acceptance Testing
11 23 (14.47%) Migration
12 22 (13.84%) MSI
12 22 (13.84%) Windows Server
13 21 (13.21%) Microsoft App-V
14 20 (12.58%) NHS
15 19 (11.95%) Windows 8
15 19 (11.95%) ITIL
16 18 (11.32%) Windows XP
16 18 (11.32%) AdminStudio
17 17 (10.69%) MS Exchange
17 17 (10.69%) Microsoft Office
17 17 (10.69%) VMware Infrastructure
18 14 (8.81%) XenApp
18 14 (8.81%) Application Virtualisation
19 13 (8.18%) Ivanti
19 13 (8.18%) VBScript
19 13 (8.18%) VB
19 13 (8.18%) SLA
20 12 (7.55%) Hyper-V
20 12 (7.55%) Xerox

Windows 10
Co-occurring 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 17 (10.69%) MS Exchange
2 7 (4.40%) Skype for Business
3 3 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.89%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.63%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 17 (10.69%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.77%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 57 (35.85%) Office 365
2 9 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.26%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.63%) IaaS
4 1 (0.63%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.63%) PaaS
4 1 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.66%) VPN
2 8 (5.03%) LAN
3 7 (4.40%) Skype
4 5 (3.14%) DNS
5 4 (2.52%) Firewall
6 2 (1.26%) DHCP
6 2 (1.26%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.26%) WAN
7 1 (0.63%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.63%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.63%) MPLS
7 1 (0.63%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (13.84%) MSI
2 18 (11.32%) AdminStudio
3 11 (6.92%) Wise Package Studio
4 2 (1.26%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.63%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.63%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (6.92%) Billing
2 7 (4.40%) Finance
3 3 (1.89%) Banking
3 3 (1.89%) Law
4 2 (1.26%) Local Government
4 2 (1.26%) Retail
5 1 (0.63%) Advertising
5 1 (0.63%) Automotive
5 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.63%) Legal
5 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 31 (19.50%) Windows Engineer
2 29 (18.24%) Applications Packager
3 23 (14.47%) Rollout Engineer
4 20 (12.58%) Windows Rollout Engineer
5 16 (10.06%) Deployment Engineer
6 14 (8.81%) Analyst
7 9 (5.66%) Support Engineer
8 8 (5.03%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 8 (5.03%) Project Manager
9 7 (4.40%) 1st Line Support
9 7 (4.40%) 3rd Line Support
9 7 (4.40%) Service Analyst
9 7 (4.40%) Service Desk Analyst
10 6 (3.77%) Desktop Engineer
10 6 (3.77%) Service Desk Engineer
10 6 (3.77%) Windows Deployment Engineer
11 5 (3.14%) 2nd Line Support
11 5 (3.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 5 (3.14%) Architect
12 4 (2.52%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.92%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.58%) NHS
2 7 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.77%) Data Protection Act
3 6 (3.77%) Driving Licence
4 4 (2.52%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.52%) CMDB
4 4 (2.52%) User Experience
5 2 (1.26%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.26%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.26%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.63%) iPhone
6 1 (0.63%) Life Science
6 1 (0.63%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 156 (98.11%) Windows
2 71 (44.65%) Windows 7
3 22 (13.84%) Windows Server
4 19 (11.95%) Windows 8
5 18 (11.32%) Windows XP
6 10 (6.29%) Android
6 10 (6.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (6.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.52%) Linux
7 4 (2.52%) VMS
8 3 (1.89%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.63%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.63%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (18.24%) Application Packaging
2 26 (16.35%) User Acceptance Testing
3 23 (14.47%) Migration
4 19 (11.95%) ITIL
5 14 (8.81%) Application Virtualisation
6 11 (6.92%) Personalization
6 11 (6.92%) Problem-Solving
6 11 (6.92%) Software Testing
6 11 (6.92%) Visualisation
6 11 (6.92%) Workflow
7 7 (4.40%) Information Security
8 6 (3.77%) Data Protection
8 6 (3.77%) Patch Management
8 6 (3.77%) PRINCE2
9 5 (3.14%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (3.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 5 (3.14%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (3.14%) Supplier Management
10 4 (2.52%) Asset Management
10 4 (2.52%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 13 (8.18%) VB
1 13 (8.18%) VBScript
2 11 (6.92%) C#
3 10 (6.29%) PowerShell
4 7 (4.40%) SQL
5 2 (1.26%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.63%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (5.03%) ITIL Certification
1 8 (5.03%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.52%) DBS Check
2 4 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.89%) MCSE
3 3 (1.89%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.63%) CCIE
4 1 (0.63%) CCNA
4 1 (0.63%) CCNP
4 1 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.63%) Degree
4 1 (0.63%) MCITP
4 1 (0.63%) MCP
4 1 (0.63%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.18%) SLA
2 11 (6.92%) QA
System Software
1 59 (37.11%) Active Directory
2 21 (13.21%) Microsoft App-V
3 17 (10.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (8.81%) XenApp
5 12 (7.55%) Hyper-V
5 12 (7.55%) Virtual Desktop
6 8 (5.03%) vSphere
7 7 (4.40%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (2.52%) BitLocker
9 2 (1.26%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.63%) vCloud
10 1 (0.63%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 52 (32.70%) SCCM
2 3 (1.89%) ThinApp
3 2 (1.26%) SCOM
3 2 (1.26%) SCOrch
3 2 (1.26%) WSUS
4 1 (0.63%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.63%) Ansible
4 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.63%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.63%) PaperCut
4 1 (0.63%) Puppet
4 1 (0.63%) vMotion
4 1 (0.63%) vRealize
Vendors
1 79 (49.69%) Microsoft
2 38 (23.90%) VMware
3 35 (22.01%) Citrix
4 13 (8.18%) Ivanti
5 12 (7.55%) Xerox
6 9 (5.66%) Apple
7 6 (3.77%) Avaya
7 6 (3.77%) Veeam
8 5 (3.14%) Meraki
9 4 (2.52%) Sophos
10 3 (1.89%) Google
10 3 (1.89%) HP
11 2 (1.26%) Cisco
11 2 (1.26%) Dell
12 1 (0.63%) CheckPoint
12 1 (0.63%) Fortinet
12 1 (0.63%) Lotus
12 1 (0.63%) McAfee
12 1 (0.63%) Mitel
12 1 (0.63%) NetApp