Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 55 62
Rank change year-on-year -5 +7 -16
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 106 80 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.45% 3.01% 2.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.41% 17.13% 14.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 55 57
Manchester median daily rate £375 £335 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.94% +3.08% +16.07%
10th Percentile £159 £161 £180
90th Percentile £536 £450 £438
North West median daily rate £364 £325 £370
% change year-on-year +11.92% -12.16% +28.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 10
Manchester median hourly rate £15.25 £15.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.61% -3.13% +1.59%
10th Percentile £12.55 £12.45 £13.43
90th Percentile £52.63 £17.95 £55.50
North West median hourly rate £26.25 £15.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +69.35% -22.50% +21.21%

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 609 467 721
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 19.82% 17.58% 19.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 309 376
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -
10th Percentile £155 £176 £166
90th Percentile £575 £538 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 28 36
Manchester median hourly rate £21.35 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.74% +3.33% +11.11%
10th Percentile £12.08 £10.68 £10.88
90th Percentile £41.40 £36.50 £34.88
North West median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +3.33% +7.14%

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 25 May 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in Manchester over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

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 25 May 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
Stockport +4 7 £381 -41.35% 7
Altrincham - 5 - -
Salford +1 4 £195 -44.29% 3
Cheadle - 1 £375 - 1
Wigan - 1 - - 1
Windows Server
North West

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 106 (100.00%) Windows
2 50 (47.17%) Active Directory
3 45 (42.45%) Microsoft
4 34 (32.08%) VMware
5 29 (27.36%) Linux
5 29 (27.36%) ITIL
6 27 (25.47%) SQL Server
7 26 (24.53%) SQL
7 26 (24.53%) Cisco
7 26 (24.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (21.70%) Citrix
9 22 (20.75%) Windows Server 2008
10 19 (17.92%) Microsoft Azure
10 19 (17.92%) Windows 10
10 19 (17.92%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (16.98%) VMware Infrastructure
12 17 (16.04%) Hyper-V
12 17 (16.04%) TCP/IP
12 17 (16.04%) DNS
13 16 (15.09%) DHCP
13 16 (15.09%) .NET
13 16 (15.09%) PowerShell
13 16 (15.09%) Office 365
14 15 (14.15%) HP
15 14 (13.21%) MS Exchange
16 13 (12.26%) DevOps
16 13 (12.26%) Amazon AWS
16 13 (12.26%) Windows 7
17 12 (11.32%) Problem-Solving
17 12 (11.32%) Windows Server 2003

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 14 (13.21%) MS Exchange
2 11 (10.38%) Skype for Business
3 8 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (4.72%) Confluence
6 3 (2.83%) Apache
6 3 (2.83%) Drupal
6 3 (2.83%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.83%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.89%) IIS
7 2 (1.89%) JBoss
7 2 (1.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.94%) CMS
8 1 (0.94%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.94%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.94%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (7.55%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.94%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.94%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 19 (17.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (15.09%) Office 365
3 13 (12.26%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (3.77%) IaaS
4 4 (3.77%) PaaS
5 3 (2.83%) SaaS
6 2 (1.89%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.89%) Slack
7 1 (0.94%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 17 (16.04%) DNS
1 17 (16.04%) TCP/IP
2 16 (15.09%) DHCP
3 11 (10.38%) SAN
3 11 (10.38%) Skype
4 9 (8.49%) Firewall
4 9 (8.49%) VPN
5 8 (7.55%) LAN
5 8 (7.55%) WAN
6 6 (5.66%) NAS
7 3 (2.83%) HTTP
7 3 (2.83%) Wireshark
8 2 (1.89%) DMZ
8 2 (1.89%) Ethernet
8 2 (1.89%) FTP
8 2 (1.89%) IPsec
8 2 (1.89%) SMS
8 2 (1.89%) SSL
9 1 (0.94%) Internet
9 1 (0.94%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (25.47%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.60%) MySQL
3 6 (5.66%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (5.66%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (4.72%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (2.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.89%) DTS
6 2 (1.89%) MS Access
6 2 (1.89%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.89%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.89%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.94%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.94%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (10.38%) Git (software)
2 9 (8.49%) Jenkins
3 6 (5.66%) JIRA
4 5 (4.72%) Subversion
4 5 (4.72%) Visual Studio
4 5 (4.72%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (2.83%) Bitbucket
5 3 (2.83%) FishEye
5 3 (2.83%) MSI
5 3 (2.83%) SonarQube
5 3 (2.83%) WinDbg
6 2 (1.89%) Burp Suite
6 2 (1.89%) FitNesse
6 2 (1.89%) HP UFT
6 2 (1.89%) JMeter
6 2 (1.89%) JUnit
6 2 (1.89%) LoadRunner
6 2 (1.89%) Selenium
6 2 (1.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (1.89%) WiX
General
1 7 (6.60%) Finance
2 3 (2.83%) Back Office
3 2 (1.89%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.89%) Retail
4 1 (0.94%) Banking
4 1 (0.94%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 18 (16.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (14.15%) Consultant
3 10 (9.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 7 (6.60%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (5.66%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 6 (5.66%) Administrator
5 6 (5.66%) Architect
5 6 (5.66%) Developer
5 6 (5.66%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (5.66%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (4.72%) Active Directory Administrator
6 5 (4.72%) Exchange Administrator
6 5 (4.72%) IT Engineer
6 5 (4.72%) Server Administrator
6 5 (4.72%) Support Engineer
6 5 (4.72%) Windows Administrator
6 5 (4.72%) Windows Consultant
6 5 (4.72%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 4 (3.77%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 3 (2.83%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (15.09%) .NET
2 7 (6.60%) REST
2 7 (6.60%) XML
3 6 (5.66%) Middleware
4 5 (4.72%) JSON
5 4 (3.77%) .NET Framework
6 3 (2.83%) ISPF
7 2 (1.89%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.89%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.89%) COM
7 2 (1.89%) DOM
7 2 (1.89%) Hibernate
7 2 (1.89%) HTML
7 2 (1.89%) HTML5
7 2 (1.89%) jQuery
7 2 (1.89%) Node.js
7 2 (1.89%) SAX
7 2 (1.89%) Spring
7 2 (1.89%) Web Services
7 2 (1.89%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.60%) Blackberry
1 7 (6.60%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.77%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.77%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (2.83%) Clustering
4 3 (2.83%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.89%) Replication
6 1 (0.94%) CCTV
6 1 (0.94%) EMC VNX
6 1 (0.94%) FMCG
6 1 (0.94%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 106 (100.00%) Windows
2 29 (27.36%) Linux
3 26 (24.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (20.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (17.92%) Windows 10
6 13 (12.26%) Windows 7
7 12 (11.32%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (4.72%) CentOS
8 5 (4.72%) Unix
8 5 (4.72%) Windows 8
9 4 (3.77%) AIX
9 4 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (2.83%) SUSE
10 3 (2.83%) Ubuntu
10 3 (2.83%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.89%) Debian
11 2 (1.89%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.94%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (27.36%) ITIL
2 19 (17.92%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (12.26%) DevOps
4 12 (11.32%) Migration
4 12 (11.32%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (8.49%) Change Management
5 9 (8.49%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (7.55%) Deployment Automation
6 8 (7.55%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (6.60%) SDLC
8 6 (5.66%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (4.72%) Infrastructure Management
9 5 (4.72%) Problem Management
9 5 (4.72%) Service Delivery
9 5 (4.72%) SFIA
9 5 (4.72%) Waterfall
10 4 (3.77%) Scrum
10 4 (3.77%) Software Engineering
10 4 (3.77%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (3.77%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 26 (24.53%) SQL
2 16 (15.09%) PowerShell
3 10 (9.43%) VB
4 8 (7.55%) C#
5 7 (6.60%) JavaScript
5 7 (6.60%) VBScript
6 6 (5.66%) Python
6 6 (5.66%) T-SQL
7 5 (4.72%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.83%) JCL
8 3 (2.83%) PHP
9 2 (1.89%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.89%) C++
9 2 (1.89%) Erlang
9 2 (1.89%) F#
9 2 (1.89%) Haskell
9 2 (1.89%) Java
9 2 (1.89%) Perl
9 2 (1.89%) Ruby
9 2 (1.89%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (8.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (7.55%) MCSE
3 7 (6.60%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (3.77%) Degree
5 3 (2.83%) MCITP
6 2 (1.89%) CCDP
6 2 (1.89%) CCNP
6 2 (1.89%) Chartered Engineer
6 2 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.89%) CISM
6 2 (1.89%) CISSP
6 2 (1.89%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (1.89%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (1.89%) DBS Check
6 2 (1.89%) MCSA
6 2 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.94%) CCA
7 1 (0.94%) CCIE
7 1 (0.94%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.60%) GDPR
2 2 (1.89%) WCAG
System Software
1 50 (47.17%) Active Directory
2 18 (16.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (16.04%) Hyper-V
4 11 (10.38%) vSphere
4 11 (10.38%) XenApp
5 7 (6.60%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (6.60%) XenDesktop
6 4 (3.77%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (2.83%) Time Sharing Option
7 3 (2.83%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (2.83%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (2.83%) XenServer
8 2 (1.89%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.94%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 8 (7.55%) SCCM
2 6 (5.66%) SCOM
3 4 (3.77%) SCVMM
3 4 (3.77%) WSUS
4 3 (2.83%) FlexNet
4 3 (2.83%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (2.83%) HP ALM
4 3 (2.83%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (2.83%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (1.89%) Ansible
5 2 (1.89%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.89%) Nessus
5 2 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.89%) Puppet
5 2 (1.89%) Terraform
5 2 (1.89%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.94%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.94%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.94%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.94%) TADDM
Vendors
1 45 (42.45%) Microsoft
2 34 (32.08%) VMware
3 26 (24.53%) Cisco
4 23 (21.70%) Citrix
5 15 (14.15%) HP
6 9 (8.49%) Oracle
7 7 (6.60%) Veeam
8 5 (4.72%) Ivanti
8 5 (4.72%) Red Hat
9 4 (3.77%) CheckPoint
9 4 (3.77%) IBM
9 4 (3.77%) IronPort
9 4 (3.77%) Symantec
10 3 (2.83%) Atlassian
10 3 (2.83%) Brocade
10 3 (2.83%) Clearswift
10 3 (2.83%) Fortinet
10 3 (2.83%) Juniper
10 3 (2.83%) Micro Focus
10 3 (2.83%) NetApp