Period
to 14 July 2020

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 14 July 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
14 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 19 55 66
Rank change year-on-year +36 +11 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 86 104 114
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Manchester 7.46% 3.71% 3.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.76% 17.75% 18.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 63 79
Median daily rate £400 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% +4.29% +0.72%
10th Percentile £218 £185 £127
90th Percentile £499 £498 £500
North West median daily rate £375 £339 £325
% change year-on-year +10.70% +4.23% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 9
Median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +3.23% -
10th Percentile £17.75 £13.80 £12.70
90th Percentile £25.29 £18.19 £51.75
North West median hourly rate £18.50 £17.36 £22.75
% change year-on-year +6.60% -23.71% +46.77%

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 289 586 616
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 25.07% 20.88% 19.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 377 371
Median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £131 £150 £145
90th Percentile £538 £600 £563
North West median daily rate £385 £400 £388
% change year-on-year -3.75% +3.23% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 32 46
Median hourly rate £19.08 £15.50 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.11% -31.87% +41.63%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.05 £11.75
90th Percentile £25.29 £25.48 £42.00
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -6.25%

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in Manchester

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Daily rate trend for Windows Server in Manchester

Windows Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows Server in Manchester over the 6 months to 14 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Windows Server in Manchester

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

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 14 July 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
Bolton +5 5 £400 +11.11% 1
Cheadle - 5 £475 -
Salford +7 2 - - 1
Altrincham +5 2 £245 -37.78% 1
Stockport +1 2 £150 -33.33%
Windows Server
North West

For the 6 months to 14 July 2020, 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 86 (100.00%) Windows
2 50 (58.14%) VMware
3 44 (51.16%) Azure
4 39 (45.35%) Problem-Solving
5 37 (43.02%) Microsoft
6 36 (41.86%) Active Directory
6 36 (41.86%) Linux
7 35 (40.70%) SQL Server
8 32 (37.21%) Agile Software Development
9 30 (34.88%) AWS
10 28 (32.56%) MySQL
11 26 (30.23%) SQL
11 26 (30.23%) ITIL
12 24 (27.91%) Jenkins
12 24 (27.91%) Analytical Skills
12 24 (27.91%) Web Operations
13 23 (26.74%) MongoDB
13 23 (26.74%) Continuous Integration
14 22 (25.58%) High Availability
14 22 (25.58%) Docker
15 21 (24.42%) Rancher
15 21 (24.42%) Octopus Deploy
16 20 (23.26%) Office 365
17 18 (20.93%) Windows 10
18 17 (19.77%) Windows Server 2012
19 16 (18.60%) PowerShell
19 16 (18.60%) Problem Management
19 16 (18.60%) DNS
19 16 (18.60%) Windows Server 2016
20 15 (17.44%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 (16.28%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.81%) IIS
3 4 (4.65%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.33%) Apache
4 2 (2.33%) Confluence
4 2 (2.33%) Documentum
5 1 (1.16%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.16%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 44 (51.16%) Azure
2 30 (34.88%) AWS
3 20 (23.26%) Office 365
4 6 (6.98%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (5.81%) IaaS
6 2 (2.33%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (2.33%) OneDrive
6 2 (2.33%) PaaS
6 2 (2.33%) Power Platform
6 2 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (18.60%) DNS
2 14 (16.28%) DHCP
3 13 (15.12%) Firewall
4 8 (9.30%) TCP/IP
5 7 (8.14%) VoIP
6 6 (6.98%) Network Security
6 6 (6.98%) VPN
7 5 (5.81%) NetScaler
7 5 (5.81%) SSL
7 5 (5.81%) WAN
8 4 (4.65%) SAN
9 3 (3.49%) IP Telephony
9 3 (3.49%) Skype
10 1 (1.16%) BGP
10 1 (1.16%) DSL
10 1 (1.16%) IPv4
10 1 (1.16%) MPLS
10 1 (1.16%) NAS
10 1 (1.16%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (40.70%) SQL Server
2 28 (32.56%) MySQL
3 23 (26.74%) MongoDB
4 4 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (4.65%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (4.65%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (4.65%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (3.49%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.33%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 2 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.33%) Power BI
6 2 (2.33%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.16%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 24 (27.91%) Jenkins
2 21 (24.42%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (4.65%) Visual Studio
4 3 (3.49%) IBM UrbanCode
5 2 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (2.33%) Bitbucket
5 2 (2.33%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.33%) GitLab
5 2 (2.33%) JIRA
5 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (2.33%) Subversion
5 2 (2.33%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (15.12%) Public Sector
2 6 (6.98%) Finance
2 6 (6.98%) Legal
3 2 (2.33%) Housing Association
3 2 (2.33%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.16%) Law
4 1 (1.16%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (25.58%) WebOps Engineer
2 16 (18.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 15 (17.44%) Web Engineer
4 14 (16.28%) Operations Engineer
5 11 (12.79%) Network Engineer
6 9 (10.47%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (6.98%) Network Security Engineer
7 6 (6.98%) Security Engineer
7 6 (6.98%) Support Engineer
8 5 (5.81%) Analyst
8 5 (5.81%) Cloud Engineer
9 4 (4.65%) Applications Engineer
9 4 (4.65%) AWS Engineer
9 4 (4.65%) Azure Engineer
9 4 (4.65%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (4.65%) Hardware Engineer
10 3 (3.49%) 2nd Line Support
10 3 (3.49%) Architect
10 3 (3.49%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 3 (3.49%) Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.81%) .NET
2 4 (4.65%) XML
3 2 (2.33%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.33%) AngularJS
3 2 (2.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.33%) Entity Framework
3 2 (2.33%) LDAP
3 2 (2.33%) LINQ
3 2 (2.33%) XSLT
4 1 (1.16%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (27.91%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.47%) Data Centre
3 6 (6.98%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (3.49%) Mainframe
4 3 (3.49%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.49%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.33%) User Experience
6 1 (1.16%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.16%) CMDB
6 1 (1.16%) Fibre Optics
6 1 (1.16%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Licensing
6 1 (1.16%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.16%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 86 (100.00%) Windows
2 36 (41.86%) Linux
3 18 (20.93%) Windows 10
4 17 (19.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (18.60%) Windows Server 2016
6 8 (9.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (4.65%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.33%) Android
8 2 (2.33%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (45.35%) Problem-Solving
2 32 (37.21%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (30.23%) ITIL
4 24 (27.91%) Web Operations
5 23 (26.74%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (25.58%) High Availability
7 16 (18.60%) Problem Management
8 15 (17.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 13 (15.12%) DevOps
10 10 (11.63%) Load Balancing
10 10 (11.63%) Service Management
11 8 (9.30%) Change Management
11 8 (9.30%) Identity Management
11 8 (9.30%) Migration
11 8 (9.30%) Storage Management
12 6 (6.98%) Cybersecurity
12 6 (6.98%) Network Design
12 6 (6.98%) Penetration Testing
12 6 (6.98%) SIEM
12 6 (6.98%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 26 (30.23%) SQL
2 16 (18.60%) PowerShell
3 6 (6.98%) Bash Shell
4 5 (5.81%) C
4 5 (5.81%) VBA
5 4 (4.65%) C#
6 3 (3.49%) Python
6 3 (3.49%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.33%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.33%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.33%) VB.NET
7 2 (2.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 11 (12.79%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (8.14%) CCNA
3 6 (6.98%) Security Cleared
4 5 (5.81%) CCNP
4 5 (5.81%) CISSP
5 4 (4.65%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (4.65%) JNCIA
5 4 (4.65%) JNCIP
5 4 (4.65%) JNCIS
5 4 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (3.49%) DBS Check
6 3 (3.49%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (2.33%) CCIE
7 2 (2.33%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.16%) CCA
8 1 (1.16%) CCDP
8 1 (1.16%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.16%) VCP6
8 1 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.65%) SLA
2 1 (1.16%) GDPR
2 1 (1.16%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 36 (41.86%) Active Directory
2 22 (25.58%) Docker
3 10 (11.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (5.81%) vSphere
4 5 (5.81%) XenApp
5 4 (4.65%) ProxySG
6 2 (2.33%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.33%) VMware NSX
7 1 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 21 (24.42%) Rancher
2 12 (13.95%) SCOM
3 6 (6.98%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (5.81%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (5.81%) SCCM
5 2 (2.33%) Ansible
5 2 (2.33%) FortiGate
5 2 (2.33%) Jamf Pro
5 2 (2.33%) Puppet
5 2 (2.33%) SafeCom
5 2 (2.33%) Terraform
5 2 (2.33%) WSUS
5 2 (2.33%) ZABBIX
6 1 (1.16%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.16%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (1.16%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (1.16%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.16%) WMI
Vendors
1 50 (58.14%) VMware
2 37 (43.02%) Microsoft
3 12 (13.95%) Cisco
4 10 (11.63%) NetApp
5 9 (10.47%) Citrix
5 9 (10.47%) Oracle
5 9 (10.47%) Palo Alto
6 7 (8.14%) McAfee
7 6 (6.98%) CheckPoint
7 6 (6.98%) F5
7 6 (6.98%) Juniper
8 5 (5.81%) Apple
8 5 (5.81%) HP
8 5 (5.81%) ServiceNow
9 4 (4.65%) Blue Coat
10 3 (3.49%) AppDynamics
10 3 (3.49%) Dynatrace
10 3 (3.49%) IBM
10 3 (3.49%) Red Hat
11 2 (2.33%) Canon