Period
to 19 January 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 January 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 55 58 57
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 116 94 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.94% 3.33% 3.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.55% 16.97% 15.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 61 75
Manchester median daily rate £363 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.54% +8.33% -4.00%
10th Percentile £186 £135 £158
90th Percentile £475 £500 £468
North West median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% +10.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 2
Manchester median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -7.64% +19.10%
10th Percentile £16.30 £13.30 £14.67
90th Percentile £21.80 £26.20 £20.26
North West median hourly rate £16.88 £17.00 £19.66
% change year-on-year -0.74% -13.53% +13.97%

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 661 554 708
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 22.44% 19.60% 22.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 350 483
Manchester median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £130 £160 £176
90th Percentile £542 £551 £500
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 54 23
Manchester median hourly rate £19.59 £19.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.45% +27.87% -
10th Percentile £11.39 £11.35 £11.25
90th Percentile £32.90 £40.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.43 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.40% +8.94% -5.88%

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 January 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 January 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
Bolton +2 2 £383 -4.38% 2
Rochdale +2 2 £325 - 2
Altrincham - 2 £138 -
Sale - 1 £288 -
Windows Server
North West

For the 6 months to 19 January 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.

1 114 (98.28%) Windows
2 54 (46.55%) Active Directory
3 44 (37.93%) Microsoft
4 39 (33.62%) VMware
5 37 (31.90%) Office 365
6 30 (25.86%) SQL
7 26 (22.41%) Linux
8 22 (18.97%) ITIL
8 22 (18.97%) SQL Server
8 22 (18.97%) Cisco
9 21 (18.10%) Windows Server 2012
9 21 (18.10%) Windows 10
9 21 (18.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 20 (17.24%) Problem-Solving
10 20 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
10 20 (17.24%) SCCM
10 20 (17.24%) Hyper-V
11 17 (14.66%) Windows 7
11 17 (14.66%) VMware Infrastructure
11 17 (14.66%) Citrix
12 16 (13.79%) Finance
12 16 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
13 14 (12.07%) Microsoft Certification
13 14 (12.07%) MS Exchange
13 14 (12.07%) DNS
14 13 (11.21%) DHCP
14 13 (11.21%) Oracle
14 13 (11.21%) .NET
14 13 (11.21%) SAN
14 13 (11.21%) Analytical Skills

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 (12.07%) MS Exchange
2 9 (7.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (6.03%) SharePoint
4 5 (4.31%) Apache
4 5 (4.31%) IIS
5 4 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (2.59%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.72%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.72%) Tuxedo
8 1 (0.86%) Confluence
8 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.86%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.86%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.86%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.86%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (7.76%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 37 (31.90%) Office 365
2 20 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (8.62%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.72%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.72%) IaaS
4 2 (1.72%) PaaS
4 2 (1.72%) SaaS
5 1 (0.86%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.86%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.86%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 14 (12.07%) DNS
2 13 (11.21%) DHCP
2 13 (11.21%) SAN
3 12 (10.34%) LAN
3 12 (10.34%) TCP/IP
4 11 (9.48%) WAN
5 6 (5.17%) Firewall
6 5 (4.31%) PuTTY
6 5 (4.31%) VoIP
7 4 (3.45%) iSCSI
7 4 (3.45%) NAS
8 3 (2.59%) Skype
8 3 (2.59%) VPN
9 2 (1.72%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (1.72%) Internet
10 1 (0.86%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (0.86%) HTTP
10 1 (0.86%) Network Security
10 1 (0.86%) SSL
10 1 (0.86%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (18.97%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.31%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (3.45%) DB2
3 4 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.59%) MySQL
5 2 (1.72%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 2 (1.72%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.86%) Amazon Aurora
6 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.45%) InstallShield
2 2 (1.72%) Artifactory
2 2 (1.72%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.72%) MSI
2 2 (1.72%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.86%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.86%) JIRA
3 1 (0.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (13.79%) Finance
2 6 (5.17%) Banking
3 5 (4.31%) Retail
4 4 (3.45%) Law
5 2 (1.72%) Legal
6 1 (0.86%) Advertising
6 1 (0.86%) French Language
6 1 (0.86%) German Language
6 1 (0.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (15.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (11.21%) Analyst
2 13 (11.21%) Architect
3 10 (8.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 10 (8.62%) Support Engineer
4 8 (6.90%) Infrastructure Architect
5 7 (6.03%) Consultant
5 7 (6.03%) Support Analyst
6 5 (4.31%) .NET Developer
6 5 (4.31%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (4.31%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (4.31%) Applications Support
6 5 (4.31%) Applications Support Analyst
6 5 (4.31%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (4.31%) C# Developer
6 5 (4.31%) Developer
7 4 (3.45%) C# VB.NET Developer
7 4 (3.45%) Exchange Engineer
7 4 (3.45%) SharePoint Engineer
7 4 (3.45%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.21%) .NET
2 9 (7.76%) Middleware
3 3 (2.59%) WinForms
4 2 (1.72%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.72%) JSON
4 2 (1.72%) JSP
4 2 (1.72%) SOAP
4 2 (1.72%) XML
5 1 (0.86%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (0.86%) LAMP
5 1 (0.86%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (0.86%) Spring
5 1 (0.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.76%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.31%) Replication
4 4 (3.45%) Clustering
4 4 (3.45%) Fintech
5 3 (2.59%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.72%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.72%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.72%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.86%) CMDB
7 1 (0.86%) iPhone
7 1 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.86%) NHS
7 1 (0.86%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.86%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.86%) RIA
7 1 (0.86%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 114 (98.28%) Windows
2 26 (22.41%) Linux
3 21 (18.10%) Windows 10
3 21 (18.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (14.66%) Windows 7
5 16 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (9.48%) Unix
7 10 (8.62%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (5.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (3.45%) Solaris
10 3 (2.59%) Android
10 3 (2.59%) HPUX
11 2 (1.72%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.72%) CentOS
12 1 (0.86%) AIX
12 1 (0.86%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (18.97%) ITIL
2 21 (18.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 20 (17.24%) Problem-Solving
4 11 (9.48%) Migration
5 8 (6.90%) DevOps
6 7 (6.03%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (5.17%) Configuration Management
8 5 (4.31%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (4.31%) Asset Management
8 5 (4.31%) Change Management
8 5 (4.31%) Problem Management
8 5 (4.31%) Service Delivery
9 4 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (3.45%) Load Balancing
9 4 (3.45%) Mentoring
9 4 (3.45%) MVC
9 4 (3.45%) Patch Management
9 4 (3.45%) PRINCE2
9 4 (3.45%) Service Management
9 4 (3.45%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 30 (25.86%) SQL
2 10 (8.62%) PowerShell
3 7 (6.03%) C#
3 7 (6.03%) Perl
4 5 (4.31%) Bash Shell
4 5 (4.31%) Java
4 5 (4.31%) PHP
4 5 (4.31%) VBScript
5 4 (3.45%) Python
5 4 (3.45%) Shell Script
5 4 (3.45%) T-SQL
5 4 (3.45%) VB
5 4 (3.45%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.72%) Ruby
7 1 (0.86%) C
7 1 (0.86%) Erlang
7 1 (0.86%) F#
7 1 (0.86%) Go
7 1 (0.86%) Haskell
7 1 (0.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (12.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (9.48%) CCNA
4 10 (8.62%) Degree
4 10 (8.62%) MCSE
5 6 (5.17%) Security Cleared
6 5 (4.31%) MCP
7 4 (3.45%) SC Cleared
8 3 (2.59%) CCNP
9 2 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.72%) MCSA
9 2 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.86%) CCIE
10 1 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.90%) SLA
2 2 (1.72%) GDPR
System Software
1 54 (46.55%) Active Directory
2 20 (17.24%) Hyper-V
3 17 (14.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (3.45%) vSphere
5 3 (2.59%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (2.59%) NFS
5 3 (2.59%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (2.59%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.72%) Xen
6 2 (1.72%) XenApp
6 2 (1.72%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.86%) Docker
7 1 (0.86%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.86%) Samba
7 1 (0.86%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 20 (17.24%) SCCM
2 6 (5.17%) SCOM
3 3 (2.59%) Nagios
4 2 (1.72%) Grafana
4 2 (1.72%) Hyperic
4 2 (1.72%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (1.72%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.72%) OpenView
4 2 (1.72%) Oracle Identity Management
4 2 (1.72%) Puppet
4 2 (1.72%) SCOrch
4 2 (1.72%) SCVMM
4 2 (1.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (1.72%) vRealize
4 2 (1.72%) WSUS
5 1 (0.86%) Icinga
5 1 (0.86%) Kibana
Vendors
1 44 (37.93%) Microsoft
2 39 (33.62%) VMware
3 22 (18.97%) Cisco
4 17 (14.66%) Citrix
5 13 (11.21%) Oracle
6 12 (10.34%) HP
7 7 (6.03%) Fortinet
8 6 (5.17%) Dell
9 5 (4.31%) Moogsoft
9 5 (4.31%) NetApp
9 5 (4.31%) Red Hat
9 5 (4.31%) Remedy
9 5 (4.31%) SolarWinds
9 5 (4.31%) Sun
9 5 (4.31%) Veeam
10 3 (2.59%) Nimble Storage
10 3 (2.59%) StorageTek
11 2 (1.72%) IBM
11 2 (1.72%) Symantec
11 2 (1.72%) Veritas