Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 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
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 64 62 58
Rank change year-on-year -2 -4 0
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 85 105 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.12% 3.45% 3.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.21% 17.24% 17.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 70 58
Manchester median daily rate £361 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.67% +13.64% +1.54%
10th Percentile £163 £154 £163
90th Percentile £491 £540 £450
North West median daily rate £360 £361 £325
% change year-on-year -0.35% +11.15% -12.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 6
Manchester median hourly rate £16.00 £15.25 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.92% -1.61% -3.13%
10th Percentile £13.40 £12.55 £14.50
90th Percentile £16.90 £52.63 £17.88
North West median hourly rate £14.50 £25.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -42.00% +61.29% -22.50%

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 559 609 469
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 20.54% 19.99% 17.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 370 312
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +11.43%
10th Percentile £155 £162 £178
90th Percentile £605 £575 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 56 25
Manchester median hourly rate £16.00 £21.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.81% +35.48% +1.64%
10th Percentile £11.96 £11.75 £11.15
90th Percentile £26.60 £41.00 £38.00
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £15.38 £16.00
% change year-on-year +4.07% -3.91% -

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 21 May 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 21 May 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 - 6 £368 - 3
Salford +6 3 £155 -20.51% 2
Stockport +6 3 £225 -40.98% 1
Altrincham -6 3 £138 -
Rochdale - 1 £325 - 1
Sale - 1 £288 -
Windows Server
North West

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 84 (98.82%) Windows
2 41 (48.24%) Active Directory
3 39 (45.88%) SQL
4 38 (44.71%) VMware
5 30 (35.29%) SQL Server
6 26 (30.59%) VMware Infrastructure
7 20 (23.53%) Microsoft
7 20 (23.53%) Office 365
8 17 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 15 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
9 15 (17.65%) High Availability
9 15 (17.65%) Windows 10
10 14 (16.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 14 (16.47%) Migration
11 13 (15.29%) Linux
11 13 (15.29%) ITIL
11 13 (15.29%) Capacity Planning
11 13 (15.29%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (14.12%) Problem-Solving
12 12 (14.12%) Oracle
13 11 (12.94%) Citrix
13 11 (12.94%) DHCP
13 11 (12.94%) Management Information System
13 11 (12.94%) Amazon AWS
13 11 (12.94%) Security Cleared
13 11 (12.94%) Data Centre
14 10 (11.76%) PowerShell
14 10 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
14 10 (11.76%) Windows 7
14 10 (11.76%) 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 6 (7.06%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.88%) IIS
3 4 (4.71%) IBM Notes
3 4 (4.71%) Skype for Business
4 3 (3.53%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.35%) Apache
5 2 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.18%) Umbraco
6 1 (1.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 20 (23.53%) Office 365
2 15 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (12.94%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.35%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.18%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (1.18%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.18%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.18%) Mimecast
5 1 (1.18%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.18%) Power Platform
5 1 (1.18%) Route 53
5 1 (1.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.94%) DHCP
2 10 (11.76%) DNS
2 10 (11.76%) TCP/IP
3 9 (10.59%) SAN
4 7 (8.24%) Firewall
5 5 (5.88%) LAN
5 5 (5.88%) Skype
5 5 (5.88%) WAN
6 2 (2.35%) NetScaler
6 2 (2.35%) Network Security
6 2 (2.35%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.18%) ADSL
7 1 (1.18%) Broadband
7 1 (1.18%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.18%) HTTP
7 1 (1.18%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.18%) NAS
7 1 (1.18%) PBX
7 1 (1.18%) VLAN
7 1 (1.18%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (35.29%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.88%) DB2
2 5 (5.88%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 4 (4.71%) MySQL
3 4 (4.71%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (3.53%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.35%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.18%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.18%) Power BI
6 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.35%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.35%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (1.18%) eggPlant
2 1 (1.18%) GitLab
2 1 (1.18%) Hudson
2 1 (1.18%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.18%) MSI
2 1 (1.18%) SonarQube
2 1 (1.18%) Subversion
2 1 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (9.41%) Finance
2 5 (5.88%) Legal
3 4 (4.71%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.53%) Banking
5 2 (2.35%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.18%) Billing
6 1 (1.18%) Electronics
6 1 (1.18%) Law
6 1 (1.18%) Marketing
6 1 (1.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (20.00%) DBA
2 14 (16.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (16.47%) SQL DBA
3 7 (8.24%) Administrator
3 7 (8.24%) Support Engineer
4 6 (7.06%) Analyst
5 4 (4.71%) Architect
5 4 (4.71%) AWS Engineer
5 4 (4.71%) Server Engineer
5 4 (4.71%) Support Analyst
6 3 (3.53%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 3 (3.53%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (3.53%) Network Engineer
6 3 (3.53%) Senior DBA
6 3 (3.53%) Senior SQL DBA
6 3 (3.53%) SQL Server DBA
6 3 (3.53%) Technical Support
7 2 (2.35%) Applications Support
7 2 (2.35%) Developer
7 2 (2.35%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.41%) .NET
2 2 (2.35%) .NET Framework
2 2 (2.35%) XML
3 1 (1.18%) .NET Core
3 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (1.18%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.18%) GraphQL
3 1 (1.18%) Middleware
3 1 (1.18%) WCF
3 1 (1.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.94%) Data Centre
1 11 (12.94%) Management Information System
2 8 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (8.24%) Driving Licence
4 4 (4.71%) Clustering
4 4 (4.71%) Replication
5 3 (3.53%) Fintech
6 2 (2.35%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.18%) Chip and PIN
7 1 (1.18%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.18%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 84 (98.82%) Windows
2 15 (17.65%) Windows 10
3 13 (15.29%) Linux
3 13 (15.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (11.76%) Windows 7
4 10 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (10.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (9.41%) Unix
7 4 (4.71%) Solaris
7 4 (4.71%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.53%) Android
8 3 (3.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.35%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.35%) HPUX
10 1 (1.18%) CentOS
10 1 (1.18%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 15 (17.65%) High Availability
3 14 (16.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 14 (16.47%) Migration
4 13 (15.29%) Capacity Planning
4 13 (15.29%) ITIL
5 12 (14.12%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (10.59%) DevOps
8 8 (9.41%) Service Delivery
8 8 (9.41%) Supplier Relationship Management
9 7 (8.24%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (8.24%) Validation
10 6 (7.06%) Infrastructure Management
11 5 (5.88%) Network Management
12 4 (4.71%) Change Management
12 4 (4.71%) Load Balancing
12 4 (4.71%) Mentoring
13 3 (3.53%) Capacity Management
13 3 (3.53%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 39 (45.88%) SQL
2 10 (11.76%) PowerShell
3 7 (8.24%) Java
4 5 (5.88%) Bash Shell
4 5 (5.88%) PHP
4 5 (5.88%) T-SQL
4 5 (5.88%) VB
4 5 (5.88%) VBScript
5 4 (4.71%) Perl
5 4 (4.71%) Python
6 3 (3.53%) C#
7 2 (2.35%) VBA
8 1 (1.18%) C
8 1 (1.18%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.18%) Ruby
8 1 (1.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (12.94%) Security Cleared
2 8 (9.41%) SC Cleared
3 6 (7.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (5.88%) Degree
5 4 (4.71%) MCITP
5 4 (4.71%) MCTS
6 3 (3.53%) CCNA
6 3 (3.53%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (3.53%) DBS Check
7 2 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.35%) MCP
7 2 (2.35%) MCSE
7 2 (2.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.18%) CCNP
8 1 (1.18%) CISSP
8 1 (1.18%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.18%) JNCIP
8 1 (1.18%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.41%) SLA
2 2 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.18%) PA-DSS
3 1 (1.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 41 (48.24%) Active Directory
2 26 (30.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.06%) vSphere
4 3 (3.53%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.53%) RACF
5 2 (2.35%) Docker
5 2 (2.35%) NFS
5 2 (2.35%) ProxySG
5 2 (2.35%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.35%) VMware Server
5 2 (2.35%) XenApp
6 1 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (9.41%) SCCM
2 5 (5.88%) Oracle Identity Management
3 3 (3.53%) Grafana
3 3 (3.53%) Puppet
4 2 (2.35%) Hyperic
4 2 (2.35%) Kibana
4 2 (2.35%) Kubernetes
4 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (2.35%) Nagios
4 2 (2.35%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.35%) Prometheus
4 2 (2.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (2.35%) vRealize
5 1 (1.18%) Ansible
5 1 (1.18%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (1.18%) Packer
5 1 (1.18%) Terraform
5 1 (1.18%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 38 (44.71%) VMware
2 20 (23.53%) Microsoft
3 12 (14.12%) Oracle
4 11 (12.94%) Citrix
5 9 (10.59%) Cisco
6 8 (9.41%) HP
7 6 (7.06%) NetApp
8 5 (5.88%) Dell
8 5 (5.88%) Sun
9 4 (4.71%) IBM
9 4 (4.71%) Lotus
10 3 (3.53%) CheckPoint
10 3 (3.53%) Red Hat
10 3 (3.53%) RedGate
10 3 (3.53%) StorageTek
10 3 (3.53%) Veritas
11 2 (2.35%) F5
11 2 (2.35%) Juniper
11 2 (2.35%) Palo Alto
11 2 (2.35%) Samsung