Period
to 13 November 2018

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 November 2018 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 53 57
Rank change year-on-year +3 +4 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 125 99 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 4.00% 3.37% 3.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.59% 17.43% 16.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 61 81
Manchester median daily rate £347 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.62% +4.84% +12.73%
10th Percentile £142 £113 £153
90th Percentile £475 £488 £438
North West median daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +16.67% -7.69% +13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 7
Manchester median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +13.33% +3.88%
10th Percentile £16.39 £13.00 £13.75
90th Percentile £22.28 £141.50 £20.73
North West median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £19.08
% change year-on-year +9.09% -13.52% +27.20%

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 638 568 761
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 20.42% 19.32% 21.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 341 511
Manchester median daily rate £365 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.75% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £130 £140 £200
90th Percentile £525 £538 £513
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 52 38
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £17.43 £14.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.74% +17.18% +10.19%
10th Percentile £11.06 £11.35 £9.95
90th Percentile £33.20 £41.83 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.43 £14.42
% change year-on-year +0.40% +20.87% -6.97%

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 November 2018.

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
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 November 2018. 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 +1 3 £375 -6.54% 5
Salford -5 3 £203 -35.20% 1
Stockport -3 2 £311 +90.95% 5
Rochdale -2 1 - - 2
Windows Server
North West

For the 6 months to 13 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 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.

1 125 (100.00%) Windows
2 63 (50.40%) Active Directory
3 50 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 46 (36.80%) VMware
5 45 (36.00%) Office 365
6 29 (23.20%) Hyper-V
7 28 (22.40%) SQL
8 26 (20.80%) MS Exchange
9 25 (20.00%) Cisco
10 24 (19.20%) Windows Server 2012
11 23 (18.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 23 (18.40%) ITIL
12 22 (17.60%) VMware Infrastructure
12 22 (17.60%) Windows Server 2008
13 21 (16.80%) Linux
14 20 (16.00%) Citrix
14 20 (16.00%) DNS
14 20 (16.00%) Problem-Solving
15 19 (15.20%) PowerShell
15 19 (15.20%) Microsoft Azure
15 19 (15.20%) SCCM
15 19 (15.20%) DHCP
16 18 (14.40%) SQL Server
17 17 (13.60%) Exchange Server 2010
18 16 (12.80%) Windows 10
18 16 (12.80%) Microsoft Certification
19 14 (11.20%) Windows Server 2003
19 14 (11.20%) Windows 7
20 13 (10.40%) LAN
20 13 (10.40%) .NET

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 26 (20.80%) MS Exchange
2 17 (13.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (10.40%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (7.20%) IIS
4 9 (7.20%) Skype for Business
5 5 (4.00%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.40%) Apache
6 3 (2.40%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.60%) Tuxedo
8 1 (0.80%) Confluence
8 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.80%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.80%) JBoss
8 1 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 12 (9.60%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.60%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.80%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 45 (36.00%) Office 365
2 19 (15.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (8.80%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.60%) IaaS
4 2 (1.60%) PaaS
4 2 (1.60%) SaaS
5 1 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.80%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 20 (16.00%) DNS
2 19 (15.20%) DHCP
3 13 (10.40%) LAN
4 12 (9.60%) SAN
4 12 (9.60%) TCP/IP
4 12 (9.60%) WAN
5 11 (8.80%) Firewall
6 7 (5.60%) Skype
7 6 (4.80%) iSCSI
7 6 (4.80%) NAS
7 6 (4.80%) PuTTY
8 5 (4.00%) VoIP
8 5 (4.00%) VPN
9 3 (2.40%) HTTP
9 3 (2.40%) Internet
9 3 (2.40%) Network Security
9 3 (2.40%) SSL
10 2 (1.60%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (1.60%) SMTP
10 2 (1.60%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (14.40%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.00%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.20%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (3.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.80%) MySQL
5 1 (0.80%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (4.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.40%) InstallShield
3 2 (1.60%) Artifactory
3 2 (1.60%) JIRA
3 2 (1.60%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.80%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.80%) FitNesse
4 1 (0.80%) Gradle
4 1 (0.80%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.80%) JUnit
4 1 (0.80%) MSI
4 1 (0.80%) Selenium
General
1 10 (8.00%) Finance
2 4 (3.20%) Banking
2 4 (3.20%) Retail
3 1 (0.80%) Advertising
3 1 (0.80%) French Language
3 1 (0.80%) German Language
3 1 (0.80%) Law
3 1 (0.80%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (16.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (10.40%) Analyst
3 10 (8.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 9 (7.20%) Consultant
5 8 (6.40%) Architect
5 8 (6.40%) Office 365 Engineer
5 8 (6.40%) Support Engineer
6 7 (5.60%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (5.60%) Applications Support
6 7 (5.60%) Developer
6 7 (5.60%) Field Engineer
6 7 (5.60%) Support Analyst
7 6 (4.80%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 6 (4.80%) Applications Support Analyst
8 5 (4.00%) .NET Developer
8 5 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (4.00%) Administrator
8 5 (4.00%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (4.00%) C# Developer
8 5 (4.00%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.40%) .NET
2 10 (8.00%) Middleware
3 4 (3.20%) WinForms
4 2 (1.60%) JSON
4 2 (1.60%) JSP
4 2 (1.60%) SOAP
4 2 (1.60%) Web Services
5 1 (0.80%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.80%) jQuery
5 1 (0.80%) LAMP
5 1 (0.80%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (0.80%) Node.js
5 1 (0.80%) RESTful
5 1 (0.80%) SAML
5 1 (0.80%) Spring
5 1 (0.80%) WPF
5 1 (0.80%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.20%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.80%) Blackberry
4 4 (3.20%) Fintech
5 3 (2.40%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.40%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.60%) Clustering
6 2 (1.60%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.60%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.60%) Replication
6 2 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.80%) iPhone
7 1 (0.80%) NHS
7 1 (0.80%) PKI
7 1 (0.80%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.80%) RIA
7 1 (0.80%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 125 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (19.20%) Windows Server 2012
3 22 (17.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (16.80%) Linux
5 16 (12.80%) Windows 10
6 14 (11.20%) Windows 7
6 14 (11.20%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (6.40%) Unix
8 3 (2.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.60%) CentOS
9 2 (1.60%) Debian
9 2 (1.60%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.80%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (18.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 23 (18.40%) ITIL
2 20 (16.00%) Problem-Solving
3 11 (8.80%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (8.80%) Migration
4 8 (6.40%) DevOps
5 7 (5.60%) Change Management
6 6 (4.80%) Problem Management
6 6 (4.80%) Service Delivery
7 5 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (4.00%) Patch Management
7 5 (4.00%) Service Management
8 4 (3.20%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (3.20%) Configuration Management
8 4 (3.20%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (3.20%) Software Distribution
9 3 (2.40%) Asset Management
9 3 (2.40%) Data Management
9 3 (2.40%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 28 (22.40%) SQL
2 19 (15.20%) PowerShell
3 10 (8.00%) VB
4 8 (6.40%) VBScript
5 6 (4.80%) C#
6 5 (4.00%) T-SQL
7 4 (3.20%) Perl
7 4 (3.20%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.40%) Python
8 3 (2.40%) Ruby
8 3 (2.40%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.60%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.60%) Erlang
9 2 (1.60%) F#
9 2 (1.60%) Go
9 2 (1.60%) Haskell
9 2 (1.60%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.80%) Java
10 1 (0.80%) Scala
Qualifications
1 16 (12.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (8.80%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (8.00%) MCSE
4 9 (7.20%) CCNA
5 7 (5.60%) Degree
6 6 (4.80%) Security Cleared
7 4 (3.20%) MCSA
7 4 (3.20%) SC Cleared
8 3 (2.40%) CCNP
8 3 (2.40%) MCP
9 1 (0.80%) CCIE
9 1 (0.80%) CEH
9 1 (0.80%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.80%) MCITP
9 1 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.20%) SLA
2 2 (1.60%) GDPR
System Software
1 63 (50.40%) Active Directory
2 29 (23.20%) Hyper-V
3 22 (17.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (5.60%) vSphere
5 6 (4.80%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (4.80%) XenApp
6 5 (4.00%) XenDesktop
7 4 (3.20%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (2.40%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (2.40%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (2.40%) XenServer
9 2 (1.60%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (1.60%) NFS
9 2 (1.60%) Xen
10 1 (0.80%) Docker
10 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.80%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.80%) vCloud
10 1 (0.80%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 19 (15.20%) SCCM
2 7 (5.60%) SCOM
3 3 (2.40%) Backup Exec
3 3 (2.40%) Puppet
3 3 (2.40%) WSUS
4 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (1.60%) Nagios
4 2 (1.60%) OpenView
4 2 (1.60%) SCOrch
4 2 (1.60%) SCVMM
4 2 (1.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.80%) Ansible
5 1 (0.80%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.80%) Icinga
5 1 (0.80%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.80%) Terraform
Vendors
1 50 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 46 (36.80%) VMware
3 25 (20.00%) Cisco
4 20 (16.00%) Citrix
5 9 (7.20%) Fortinet
6 8 (6.40%) Oracle
7 7 (5.60%) HP
7 7 (5.60%) Veeam
8 6 (4.80%) Moogsoft
8 6 (4.80%) Remedy
9 5 (4.00%) McAfee
9 5 (4.00%) SolarWinds
10 4 (3.20%) IronPort
11 3 (2.40%) Nimble Storage
11 3 (2.40%) Red Hat
12 2 (1.60%) arcserve
12 2 (1.60%) CheckPoint
12 2 (1.60%) Dell
12 2 (1.60%) NetApp
12 2 (1.60%) Veritas