Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 60 63
Rank change year-on-year +6 +3 -17
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 95 97 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.50% 3.26% 2.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.46% 14.81% 13.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 63 58
Manchester median daily rate £331 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.42% -7.69% -7.14%
10th Percentile £139 £158 £214
90th Percentile £515 £444 £446
North West median daily rate £344 £325 £310
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.84% -4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 21
Manchester median hourly rate £16.75 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.06% +3.33% -6.98%
10th Percentile £13.30 £14.15 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.88 £18.45 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £18.50 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +15.63% -20.00% +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 544 655 745
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 20.05% 22.00% 19.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 451 375
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -
10th Percentile £157 £165 £182
90th Percentile £563 £530 £485
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 22 69
Manchester median hourly rate £21.00 £14.88 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.18% -2.46% +9.44%
10th Percentile £12.10 £10.54 £11.00
90th Percentile £41.30 £39.75 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +17.24%

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 February 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 19 February 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 19 February 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 +3 10 £207 -49.94% 10
Salford +16 4 £181 -46.30% 5
Bolton -3 3 £400 +19.40%
Rochdale - 2 - - 2
Altrincham - 1 - - 2
Cheadle - 1 £375 - 1
Wigan - 1 £140 -
Windows Server
North West

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 95 (100.00%) Windows
2 50 (52.63%) Active Directory
3 45 (47.37%) Microsoft
4 34 (35.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 33 (34.74%) VMware
6 27 (28.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (27.37%) Office 365
7 26 (27.37%) DNS
8 24 (25.26%) Citrix
9 23 (24.21%) Windows Server 2003
9 23 (24.21%) Linux
9 23 (24.21%) ITIL
10 22 (23.16%) SQL Server
11 20 (21.05%) Cisco
12 19 (20.00%) DHCP
13 18 (18.95%) SQL
13 18 (18.95%) Microsoft Azure
13 18 (18.95%) Windows 10
14 15 (15.79%) Hyper-V
14 15 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
14 15 (15.79%) PowerShell
14 15 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
15 14 (14.74%) HP
16 13 (13.68%) Migration
17 12 (12.63%) Firewall
17 12 (12.63%) SCCM
17 12 (12.63%) MS Exchange
17 12 (12.63%) Windows 7
17 12 (12.63%) DevOps
18 11 (11.58%) TCP/IP

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 12 (12.63%) MS Exchange
2 8 (8.42%) Skype for Business
3 7 (7.37%) Apache
3 7 (7.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (7.37%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (5.26%) IIS
5 3 (3.16%) Confluence
5 3 (3.16%) Drupal
5 3 (3.16%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.16%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.05%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.05%) JBoss
6 1 (1.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.05%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (8.42%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (27.37%) Office 365
2 18 (18.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (6.32%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (4.21%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.11%) IaaS
5 2 (2.11%) PaaS
5 2 (2.11%) SaaS
6 1 (1.05%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 26 (27.37%) DNS
2 19 (20.00%) DHCP
3 12 (12.63%) Firewall
4 11 (11.58%) TCP/IP
5 8 (8.42%) LAN
5 8 (8.42%) Skype
5 8 (8.42%) VPN
6 6 (6.32%) VLAN
6 6 (6.32%) WAN
7 5 (5.26%) FTP
7 5 (5.26%) Network Security
8 3 (3.16%) Internet
8 3 (3.16%) NAS
8 3 (3.16%) SAN
8 3 (3.16%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (3.16%) Wireshark
9 2 (2.11%) 4G
9 2 (2.11%) iSCSI
9 2 (2.11%) MPLS
9 2 (2.11%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (23.16%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.37%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (5.26%) MySQL
3 5 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (4.21%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.11%) DTS
5 2 (2.11%) MS Access
5 2 (2.11%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.05%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (5.26%) Subversion
2 4 (4.21%) Jenkins
2 4 (4.21%) Visual Studio
3 3 (3.16%) Bitbucket
3 3 (3.16%) FishEye
3 3 (3.16%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.16%) JIRA
3 3 (3.16%) MSI
3 3 (3.16%) SonarQube
3 3 (3.16%) WinDbg
4 2 (2.11%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.05%) FitNesse
5 1 (1.05%) Gradle
5 1 (1.05%) JUnit
5 1 (1.05%) Selenium
5 1 (1.05%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (10.53%) Finance
2 5 (5.26%) Retail
3 3 (3.16%) Back Office
3 3 (3.16%) Retail Finance
4 1 (1.05%) Banking
4 1 (1.05%) Law
Job Titles
1 10 (10.53%) Analyst
1 10 (10.53%) Consultant
1 10 (10.53%) Server Engineer
2 9 (9.47%) Technical Support
3 8 (8.42%) DevOps Engineer
3 8 (8.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (7.37%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 7 (7.37%) 3rd Line Support
4 7 (7.37%) Support Engineer
5 5 (5.26%) 3rd Line Technical Support
5 5 (5.26%) Architect
5 5 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (5.26%) Windows Engineer
6 4 (4.21%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (4.21%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
6 4 (4.21%) Applications Engineer
6 4 (4.21%) Customer Engineer
6 4 (4.21%) Server Support
6 4 (4.21%) Support Specialist
6 4 (4.21%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.58%) .NET
2 4 (4.21%) XML
3 3 (3.16%) .NET Framework
3 3 (3.16%) ISPF
3 3 (3.16%) Middleware
3 3 (3.16%) REST
4 1 (1.05%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.05%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.05%) jQuery
4 1 (1.05%) JSON
4 1 (1.05%) LDAP
4 1 (1.05%) ODBC
4 1 (1.05%) RESTful
4 1 (1.05%) Spring
4 1 (1.05%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.42%) Blackberry
1 8 (8.42%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.21%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.11%) Clustering
4 2 (2.11%) CMDB
4 2 (2.11%) Replication
4 2 (2.11%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.05%) BYOD
5 1 (1.05%) CCTV
5 1 (1.05%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.05%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.05%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.05%) iPad
5 1 (1.05%) iPhone
5 1 (1.05%) PKI
5 1 (1.05%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.05%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 95 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (35.79%) Windows Server 2012
3 27 (28.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (24.21%) Linux
4 23 (24.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (18.95%) Windows 10
6 12 (12.63%) Windows 7
7 7 (7.37%) Windows 8
8 5 (5.26%) SUSE
8 5 (5.26%) Unix
9 3 (3.16%) AIX
9 3 (3.16%) Apple iOS
9 3 (3.16%) CentOS
9 3 (3.16%) Windows Vista
10 2 (2.11%) Mac OS X
10 2 (2.11%) Windows XP
11 1 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.05%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (24.21%) ITIL
2 15 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (13.68%) Migration
4 12 (12.63%) DevOps
5 8 (8.42%) Service Delivery
6 7 (7.37%) Kalman Filter
6 7 (7.37%) Service Management
7 6 (6.32%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (6.32%) Email Filtering
8 5 (5.26%) Business Continuity
8 5 (5.26%) Change Management
8 5 (5.26%) Identity Management
8 5 (5.26%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 5 (5.26%) Task Automation
8 5 (5.26%) Two-Factor Authentication
9 4 (4.21%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (4.21%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (4.21%) Network Management
9 4 (4.21%) Test Automation
9 4 (4.21%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 18 (18.95%) SQL
2 15 (15.79%) PowerShell
3 4 (4.21%) JavaScript
3 4 (4.21%) Shell Script
3 4 (4.21%) VB
4 3 (3.16%) C#
4 3 (3.16%) JCL
4 3 (3.16%) PHP
4 3 (3.16%) Python
4 3 (3.16%) VBScript
5 2 (2.11%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.11%) VBA
6 1 (1.05%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.05%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (7.37%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (6.32%) DBS Check
4 5 (5.26%) Degree
4 5 (5.26%) MCITP
5 4 (4.21%) MCSA
5 4 (4.21%) MCSE
6 3 (3.16%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.11%) CCNA
7 2 (2.11%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (2.11%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.05%) CCA
8 1 (1.05%) CCDP
8 1 (1.05%) CCIE
8 1 (1.05%) CCNP
8 1 (1.05%) CISM
8 1 (1.05%) CISSP
8 1 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.05%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.11%) SLA
2 1 (1.05%) GDPR
2 1 (1.05%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 50 (52.63%) Active Directory
2 15 (15.79%) Hyper-V
2 15 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (8.42%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (6.32%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (6.32%) vSphere
5 5 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (5.26%) XenApp
6 3 (3.16%) Time Sharing Option
6 3 (3.16%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (3.16%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (3.16%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.05%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (1.05%) NFS
7 1 (1.05%) ProxySG
7 1 (1.05%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (12.63%) SCCM
2 7 (7.37%) WSUS
3 5 (5.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 5 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (4.21%) BladeLogic
5 3 (3.16%) FlexNet
5 3 (3.16%) SCOM
6 2 (2.11%) Puppet
6 2 (2.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (1.05%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.05%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (1.05%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (1.05%) Nagios
7 1 (1.05%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.05%) SCVMM
7 1 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 45 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 33 (34.74%) VMware
3 24 (25.26%) Citrix
4 20 (21.05%) Cisco
5 14 (14.74%) HP
6 7 (7.37%) Apple
6 7 (7.37%) Oracle
7 6 (6.32%) Fortinet
7 6 (6.32%) IronPort
7 6 (6.32%) NetApp
8 5 (5.26%) Clearswift
8 5 (5.26%) Lumension
8 5 (5.26%) McAfee
8 5 (5.26%) Micro Focus
8 5 (5.26%) MobileIron
9 4 (4.21%) IBM
10 3 (3.16%) Atlassian
10 3 (3.16%) Ivanti
10 3 (3.16%) Symantec
11 2 (2.11%) Sage