Period
to 31 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for Windows Server 2016 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server 2016 over the 6 months to 31 May 2020 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 Server 2016
North West > Manchester
6 months to
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 76 111 150
Rank change year-on-year +35 +39 -17
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2016 18 28 8
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Manchester 1.25% 1.03% 0.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.26% 4.86% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 6
Median daily rate £375 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +23.08% -
10th Percentile £325 £228 £300
90th Percentile £497 £455 £469
North West median daily rate £360 £360 £280
% change year-on-year - +28.57% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 - -
North West median hourly rate £15.50 - £14.00

Windows Server 2016 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 342 576 600
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 23.82% 21.16% 19.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 365 364
Median daily rate £400 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £120 £153 £155
90th Percentile £550 £604 £571
North West median daily rate £400 £402 £400
% change year-on-year -0.50% +0.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 34 52
Median hourly rate £19.17 £15.50 £21.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.65% -27.40% +37.74%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.15 £12.03
90th Percentile £25.29 £25.09 £41.80
Median hourly rate £18.75 £16.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year +17.19% +0.88% -0.88%

Windows Server 2016
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Windows Server 2016 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2016 in Manchester

Windows Server 2016
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2016 in Manchester.

Daily rate trend for Windows Server 2016 in Manchester

Windows Server 2016
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows Server 2016 in Manchester over the 6 months to 31 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2016 in Manchester

Windows Server 2016
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2016 in Manchester.

Hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2016 in Manchester

Windows Server 2016
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 Server 2016 within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 31 May 2020. 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
Cheadle - 5 £475 -
Stockport 0 1 - -
Oldham - 1 - -
Rochdale - 1 - -
Windows Server 2016
North West

For the 6 months to 31 May 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2016 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 Server 2016.

1 17 (94.44%) Windows
2 14 (77.78%) Windows Server 2012
2 14 (77.78%) Windows Server
3 12 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 12 (66.67%) VMware
4 10 (55.56%) Active Directory
5 9 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 8 (44.44%) Azure
7 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (38.89%) ITIL
7 7 (38.89%) Office 365
8 6 (33.33%) Windows 10
8 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
8 6 (33.33%) Linux
8 6 (33.33%) McAfee
8 6 (33.33%) Citrix
8 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
8 6 (33.33%) PowerShell
9 5 (27.78%) XenApp
9 5 (27.78%) Finance
9 5 (27.78%) MS Exchange
9 5 (27.78%) vSphere
9 5 (27.78%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (22.22%) DevOps
10 4 (22.22%) Data Centre
10 4 (22.22%) Storage Management
10 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2016
10 4 (22.22%) Problem-Solving

Windows Server 2016
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 5 (27.78%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.11%) IIS
3 1 (5.56%) Apache
3 1 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (44.44%) Azure
2 7 (38.89%) Office 365
3 2 (11.11%) AWS
3 2 (11.11%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (11.11%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (11.11%) IaaS
4 1 (5.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) DNS
2 3 (16.67%) Firewall
3 2 (11.11%) DHCP
3 2 (11.11%) SAN
3 2 (11.11%) WAN
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2014
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (5.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) GitLab
1 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 2 (11.11%) TeamCity
2 1 (5.56%) Subversion
2 1 (5.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Games
2 1 (5.56%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) AWS Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) AWS Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) IT Support
4 2 (11.11%) PowerShell Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Azure Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) IT Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) IT Technician
5 1 (5.56%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 17 (94.44%) Windows
2 14 (77.78%) Windows Server
2 14 (77.78%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (33.33%) Linux
4 6 (33.33%) Windows 10
5 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
6 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (5.56%) Unix
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 7 (38.89%) ITIL
3 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (22.22%) DevOps
3 4 (22.22%) Identity Management
3 4 (22.22%) Problem Management
3 4 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (22.22%) Storage Management
4 2 (11.11%) Information Security
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure as Code
4 2 (11.11%) Service Design
5 1 (5.56%) ITIL V3
5 1 (5.56%) Migration
5 1 (5.56%) Security Monitoring
5 1 (5.56%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 4 (22.22%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (11.11%) DBS Check
2 2 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 10 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 5 (27.78%) vSphere
2 5 (27.78%) XenApp
3 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (5.56%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (22.22%) SCOM
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (11.11%) Terraform
4 1 (5.56%) SCCM
4 1 (5.56%) Tivoli
4 1 (5.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (5.56%) vCenter Server
4 1 (5.56%) vRealize
Vendors
1 12 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 12 (66.67%) VMware
2 6 (33.33%) Citrix
2 6 (33.33%) McAfee
3 4 (22.22%) NetApp
4 3 (16.67%) Cisco
4 3 (16.67%) HP
5 2 (11.11%) Palo Alto
5 2 (11.11%) SolarWinds
6 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
6 1 (5.56%) ServiceNow