Period
to 19 September 2019

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 19 September 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 Server
North West > Manchester
6 months to
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 49 55 67
Rank change year-on-year +6 +12 -20
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 108 121 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.86% 3.79% 2.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.91% 19.97% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 94 49
Manchester median daily rate £338 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.43% - +9.80%
10th Percentile £198 £147 £113
90th Percentile £489 £481 £480
North West median daily rate £326 £350 £313
% change year-on-year -7.00% +12.00% -3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 11
Manchester median hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +16.13% -13.89%
10th Percentile £13.80 £13.68 £13.00
90th Percentile £18.19 £26.65 £168.75
North West median hourly rate £17.36 £25.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -30.58% +61.29% -15.07%

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 603 606 539
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 21.57% 18.96% 18.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 363 321
Manchester median daily rate £423 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.67% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £150 £131 £163
90th Percentile £588 £538 £530
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 44 44
Manchester median hourly rate £14.50 £20.50 £16.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.27% +26.95% +5.89%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.83
90th Percentile £18.06 £37.63 £42.63
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £15.86 £15.50
% change year-on-year -5.42% +2.32% +9.39%

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 19 September 2019.

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 19 September 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
Stockport +14 5 £225 -27.71% 4
Salford +8 3 £290 +43.21% 3
Bolton -5 3 - - 5
Oldham - 2 £325 - 2
Altrincham - 2 £394 - 1
Windows Server
North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2019, 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.

1 108 (100.00%) Windows
2 54 (50.00%) VMware
3 49 (45.37%) Active Directory
4 40 (37.04%) Microsoft
4 40 (37.04%) VMware Infrastructure
5 32 (29.63%) Migration
5 32 (29.63%) Office 365
6 29 (26.85%) SQL
7 28 (25.93%) SQL Server
7 28 (25.93%) Disaster Recovery
8 23 (21.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 22 (20.37%) Azure
10 21 (19.44%) Management Information System
10 21 (19.44%) High Availability
11 20 (18.52%) Capacity Planning
11 20 (18.52%) Cisco
12 19 (17.59%) ITIL
13 18 (16.67%) Oracle
13 18 (16.67%) DNS
13 18 (16.67%) SC Cleared
13 18 (16.67%) Security Cleared
13 18 (16.67%) Police
14 17 (15.74%) Windows 10
14 17 (15.74%) AWS
14 17 (15.74%) MS Exchange
14 17 (15.74%) DHCP
15 16 (14.81%) Citrix
15 16 (14.81%) PowerShell
15 16 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
16 15 (13.89%) Validation

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 17 (15.74%) MS Exchange
2 8 (7.41%) SharePoint
3 7 (6.48%) IIS
3 7 (6.48%) Skype for Business
4 5 (4.63%) IBM Notes
5 4 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.85%) WordPress
7 1 (0.93%) CMS
7 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.93%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 32 (29.63%) Office 365
2 22 (20.37%) Azure
3 17 (15.74%) AWS
4 5 (4.63%) Power Platform
5 4 (3.70%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (2.78%) G Suite
7 2 (1.85%) IaaS
7 2 (1.85%) Mimecast
7 2 (1.85%) PaaS
7 2 (1.85%) PowerApps
7 2 (1.85%) SaaS
8 1 (0.93%) GCP
8 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Flow
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.67%) DNS
2 17 (15.74%) DHCP
3 13 (12.04%) Firewall
4 12 (11.11%) LAN
5 10 (9.26%) WAN
6 9 (8.33%) VPN
7 7 (6.48%) Skype
7 7 (6.48%) TCP/IP
7 7 (6.48%) VoIP
8 6 (5.56%) Network Security
8 6 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (3.70%) Intranet
9 4 (3.70%) IPsec
9 4 (3.70%) NAS
9 4 (3.70%) NetScaler
10 3 (2.78%) BGP
10 3 (2.78%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (2.78%) HSRP
10 3 (2.78%) Unified Communications
10 3 (2.78%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (25.93%) SQL Server
2 11 (10.19%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.70%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 3 (2.78%) DB2
5 2 (1.85%) Power BI
5 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (2.78%) Git (software)
1 3 (2.78%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (16.67%) Police
2 11 (10.19%) Public Sector
3 9 (8.33%) Finance
4 8 (7.41%) Legal
5 4 (3.70%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.85%) Housing Association
6 2 (1.85%) Law
6 2 (1.85%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.93%) Banking
7 1 (0.93%) Electronics
7 1 (0.93%) Local Government
7 1 (0.93%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (19.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (15.74%) DBA
3 12 (11.11%) Consultant
4 9 (8.33%) Administrator
4 9 (8.33%) SQL DBA
5 8 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support
5 8 (7.41%) Support Engineer
6 7 (6.48%) Oracle DBA
7 6 (5.56%) Analyst
7 6 (5.56%) Network Engineer
8 5 (4.63%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
8 5 (4.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 5 (4.63%) Active Directory Consultant
8 5 (4.63%) Infrastructure Support
8 5 (4.63%) SC Cleared DBA
9 4 (3.70%) Cloud Engineer
9 4 (3.70%) Server Engineer
10 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Consultant
10 3 (2.78%) SQL Server DBA
10 3 (2.78%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.56%) .NET
2 4 (3.70%) Web Services
3 3 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (2.78%) Middleware
3 3 (2.78%) WCF
4 2 (1.85%) .NET Core
4 2 (1.85%) GraphQL
5 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.93%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (19.44%) Management Information System
2 15 (13.89%) Data Centre
3 14 (12.96%) Driving Licence
4 4 (3.70%) Client/Server
4 4 (3.70%) Smartcard
5 2 (1.85%) Chip and PIN
5 2 (1.85%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (1.85%) PKI
5 2 (1.85%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.85%) Replication
6 1 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.93%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.93%) iPad
6 1 (0.93%) iPhone
6 1 (0.93%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 108 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (15.74%) Windows 10
3 15 (13.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (10.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (9.26%) Solaris
5 10 (9.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (6.48%) Windows 7
7 4 (3.70%) Unix
8 3 (2.78%) Apple iOS
8 3 (2.78%) Linux
9 2 (1.85%) Android
10 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.93%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (29.63%) Migration
2 28 (25.93%) Disaster Recovery
3 23 (21.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 21 (19.44%) High Availability
5 20 (18.52%) Capacity Planning
6 19 (17.59%) ITIL
7 16 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
8 15 (13.89%) Supplier Relationship Management
8 15 (13.89%) Validation
9 10 (9.26%) Project Delivery
10 9 (8.33%) DevOps
11 8 (7.41%) Service Delivery
12 7 (6.48%) Problem-Solving
12 7 (6.48%) Service Management
13 6 (5.56%) Change Management
13 6 (5.56%) Network Design
13 6 (5.56%) Problem Management
14 5 (4.63%) Business Intelligence
14 5 (4.63%) Information Security
14 5 (4.63%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (26.85%) SQL
2 16 (14.81%) PowerShell
3 5 (4.63%) VB
3 5 (4.63%) VBScript
4 3 (2.78%) Bash Shell
4 3 (2.78%) Java
4 3 (2.78%) Python
5 2 (1.85%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.85%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.93%) C++
6 1 (0.93%) Embedded C++
6 1 (0.93%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 18 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (3.70%) CCNA
3 4 (3.70%) CCNP
3 4 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.78%) MCSE
4 3 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (1.85%) CCA
5 2 (1.85%) CCENT
5 2 (1.85%) CISSP
5 2 (1.85%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (1.85%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.85%) Degree
5 2 (1.85%) JNCIA
5 2 (1.85%) JNCIP
5 2 (1.85%) JNCIS
6 1 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.93%) MCSA
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.56%) SLA
2 2 (1.85%) PA-DSS
2 2 (1.85%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 49 (45.37%) Active Directory
2 40 (37.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (7.41%) Hyper-V
4 7 (6.48%) vSphere
5 5 (4.63%) XenApp
6 4 (3.70%) ProxySG
7 3 (2.78%) BitLocker
7 3 (2.78%) Docker
7 3 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (2.78%) VMware Server
8 2 (1.85%) ISA Server
8 2 (1.85%) RACF
8 2 (1.85%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (1.85%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 12 (11.11%) SCCM
2 4 (3.70%) Oracle Identity Management
3 3 (2.78%) Ansible
3 3 (2.78%) Backup Exec
3 3 (2.78%) Docker Swarm
3 3 (2.78%) Kubernetes
3 3 (2.78%) NetBackup
3 3 (2.78%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (2.78%) Prometheus
3 3 (2.78%) WSUS
3 3 (2.78%) ZABBIX
4 2 (1.85%) Kibana
4 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.85%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.93%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.93%) PowerCLI
5 1 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 54 (50.00%) VMware
2 40 (37.04%) Microsoft
3 20 (18.52%) Cisco
4 18 (16.67%) Oracle
5 16 (14.81%) Citrix
6 10 (9.26%) Red Hat
7 6 (5.56%) CheckPoint
7 6 (5.56%) Symantec
8 5 (4.63%) Lotus
9 4 (3.70%) Blue Coat
9 4 (3.70%) F5
9 4 (3.70%) Google
9 4 (3.70%) Juniper
9 4 (3.70%) Palo Alto
9 4 (3.70%) Veeam
10 3 (2.78%) Apple
10 3 (2.78%) HP
10 3 (2.78%) Meraki
10 3 (2.78%) NetApp
10 3 (2.78%) Splunk