Period
to 13 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for Windows Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server over the 6 months to 13 December 2017 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 56 52
Rank change year-on-year +7 -4 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 96 120 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.30% 3.52% 3.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.45% 16.06% 16.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 80 69
Manchester median daily rate £325 £310 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.84% +7.83% -17.86%
10th Percentile £115 £157 £205
90th Percentile £500 £451 £419
North West median daily rate £325 £325 £289
% change year-on-year - +12.55% -9.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 23
Manchester median hourly rate £16.75 £17.87 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.24% +27.61% -13.18%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.88 £11.00
90th Percentile £73.38 £20.73 £21.95
North West median hourly rate £16.75 £20.73 £15.00
% change year-on-year -19.20% +38.20% -10.29%

Windows Server 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 550 747 741
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 18.91% 21.90% 19.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 506 390
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% +6.06%
10th Percentile £153 £178 £175
90th Percentile £550 £500 £475
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £360
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +7.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 35 82
Manchester median hourly rate £19.63 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.83% +3.45% +1.75%
10th Percentile £11.31 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £40.03 £40.00 £38.75
North West median hourly rate £17.43 £15.00 £16.16
% change year-on-year +16.20% -7.18% +7.73%

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in Manchester

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server in Manchester

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in Manchester over the 6 months to 13 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server in Manchester

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server in Manchester

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in Manchester over the 6 months to 13 December 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Server in Manchester

Windows Server
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 within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 13 December 2017. 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
Stockport +8 9 £163 -57.11% 1
Salford +4 4 £313 -10.71% 6
Bolton -4 3 £400 +100.00% 1
Rochdale - 2 - -
Wigan - 2 £140 -
Windows Server
North West

For the 6 months to 13 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 96 (100.00%) Windows
2 60 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 48 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 42 (43.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 38 (39.58%) VMware
6 37 (38.54%) DNS
7 33 (34.38%) Office 365
8 32 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 30 (31.25%) DHCP
10 29 (30.21%) ITIL
11 25 (26.04%) Citrix
12 22 (22.92%) Cisco
13 21 (21.88%) Windows Server 2003
14 20 (20.83%) MS Exchange
14 20 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
15 19 (19.79%) Windows 7
15 19 (19.79%) VMware Infrastructure
16 17 (17.71%) Hyper-V
16 17 (17.71%) TCP/IP
16 17 (17.71%) Firewall
17 16 (16.67%) SQL Server
17 16 (16.67%) Windows 10
18 14 (14.58%) Exchange Server 2010
18 14 (14.58%) Windows 8
18 14 (14.58%) Microsoft Certification
18 14 (14.58%) PowerShell
18 14 (14.58%) VLAN
18 14 (14.58%) SCCM
19 13 (13.54%) Migration
19 13 (13.54%) VPN

Windows Server
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 20 (20.83%) MS Exchange
2 14 (14.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (9.38%) Skype for Business
4 7 (7.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (7.29%) SharePoint
5 6 (6.25%) IIS
6 4 (4.17%) Apache
7 2 (2.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.04%) Drupal
8 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.04%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 9 (9.38%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (34.38%) Office 365
2 20 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.21%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (2.08%) IaaS
6 1 (1.04%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.04%) PaaS
6 1 (1.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (38.54%) DNS
2 30 (31.25%) DHCP
3 17 (17.71%) Firewall
3 17 (17.71%) TCP/IP
4 14 (14.58%) VLAN
5 13 (13.54%) VPN
5 13 (13.54%) WAN
6 11 (11.46%) LAN
6 11 (11.46%) Network Security
6 11 (11.46%) Skype
7 7 (7.29%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (6.25%) MPLS
8 6 (6.25%) SAN
9 5 (5.21%) Junos
10 3 (3.13%) FTP
10 3 (3.13%) LDAP
10 3 (3.13%) NAS
10 3 (3.13%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (3.13%) Wireshark
11 2 (2.08%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.04%) DTS
4 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (4.17%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.13%) MSI
2 3 (3.13%) WinDbg
General
1 7 (7.29%) Finance
2 4 (4.17%) Law
2 4 (4.17%) Retail
3 3 (3.13%) Back Office
3 3 (3.13%) Retail Finance
4 2 (2.08%) Legal
5 1 (1.04%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 14 (14.58%) Analyst
2 11 (11.46%) 2nd Line Support
3 10 (10.42%) Server Engineer
4 9 (9.38%) 3rd Line Support
5 8 (8.33%) Architect
5 8 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (8.33%) Technical Support
6 7 (7.29%) Server Support
6 7 (7.29%) Support Engineer
7 6 (6.25%) Consultant
7 6 (6.25%) Support Analyst
7 6 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
8 5 (5.21%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 5 (5.21%) 3rd Line Technical Support
8 5 (5.21%) Network Engineer
8 5 (5.21%) Service Analyst
8 5 (5.21%) Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (5.21%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
9 4 (4.17%) Windows Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.25%) .NET
2 3 (3.13%) .NET Framework
2 3 (3.13%) REST
2 3 (3.13%) XML
3 1 (1.04%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.46%) Blackberry
2 10 (10.42%) Data Centre
3 6 (6.25%) iPhone
4 5 (5.21%) iPad
5 4 (4.17%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (3.13%) Mainframe
6 3 (3.13%) PKI
7 2 (2.08%) CMDB
7 2 (2.08%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (2.08%) Public Cloud
7 2 (2.08%) Replication
7 2 (2.08%) Smartphone
7 2 (2.08%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.04%) Clustering
8 1 (1.04%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.04%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.04%) Thin Client
8 1 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 96 (100.00%) Windows
2 42 (43.75%) Windows Server 2012
3 32 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (21.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (19.79%) Windows 7
6 16 (16.67%) Windows 10
7 14 (14.58%) Windows 8
8 12 (12.50%) Linux
9 7 (7.29%) Unix
10 5 (5.21%) SUSE
11 4 (4.17%) Windows XP
12 3 (3.13%) Android
12 3 (3.13%) Apple iOS
12 3 (3.13%) Windows Vista
13 2 (2.08%) Mac OS
13 2 (2.08%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (30.21%) ITIL
2 13 (13.54%) Migration
3 10 (10.42%) Cybersecurity
3 10 (10.42%) Service Management
4 8 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (8.33%) SIEM
5 7 (7.29%) Kalman Filter
5 7 (7.29%) Service Delivery
6 6 (6.25%) Email Filtering
6 6 (6.25%) Network Design
7 5 (5.21%) Business Continuity
7 5 (5.21%) Change Management
7 5 (5.21%) DevOps
7 5 (5.21%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (5.21%) Identity Access Management
7 5 (5.21%) Identity Management
7 5 (5.21%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 5 (5.21%) Penetration Testing
7 5 (5.21%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 5 (5.21%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 14 (14.58%) PowerShell
2 13 (13.54%) SQL
3 3 (3.13%) C#
3 3 (3.13%) Python
4 2 (2.08%) VB
5 1 (1.04%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.04%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.04%) PHP
5 1 (1.04%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.04%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.04%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (14.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (6.25%) MCITP
2 6 (6.25%) MCSE
3 5 (5.21%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (5.21%) DBS Check
3 5 (5.21%) MCP
3 5 (5.21%) MCSA
4 4 (4.17%) CCNA
4 4 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (3.13%) CISSP
5 3 (3.13%) Degree
5 3 (3.13%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.08%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (2.08%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.04%) CCA
7 1 (1.04%) CCDP
7 1 (1.04%) CCIE
7 1 (1.04%) CCNP
7 1 (1.04%) CISM
7 1 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.08%) SLA
2 1 (1.04%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 60 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 19 (19.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (17.71%) Hyper-V
4 8 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (8.33%) XenApp
5 6 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (6.25%) ProxySG
5 6 (6.25%) XenDesktop
6 4 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (3.13%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (2.08%) Docker
8 2 (2.08%) vSphere
9 1 (1.04%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (1.04%) NFS
9 1 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.04%) Xen
Systems Management
1 14 (14.58%) SCCM
2 7 (7.29%) WSUS
3 5 (5.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 5 (5.21%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (4.17%) BladeLogic
5 2 (2.08%) Puppet
5 2 (2.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (2.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (2.08%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.04%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.04%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (1.04%) Nagios
6 1 (1.04%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.04%) SCOM
Vendors
1 48 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 38 (39.58%) VMware
3 25 (26.04%) Citrix
4 22 (22.92%) Cisco
5 12 (12.50%) HP
6 8 (8.33%) Apple
7 6 (6.25%) Blue Coat
7 6 (6.25%) IronPort
7 6 (6.25%) Juniper
7 6 (6.25%) NetApp
8 5 (5.21%) CheckPoint
8 5 (5.21%) Clearswift
8 5 (5.21%) Lumension
8 5 (5.21%) McAfee
8 5 (5.21%) Micro Focus
8 5 (5.21%) MobileIron
8 5 (5.21%) Palo Alto
9 4 (4.17%) Fortinet
9 4 (4.17%) Oracle
10 3 (3.13%) Dell