Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 62 48
Rank change year-on-year +2 -14 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 120 84 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.67% 2.93% 3.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.51% 16.97% 18.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 52 79
Manchester median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69% +14.54%
10th Percentile £139 £113 £160
90th Percentile £489 £473 £438
North West median daily rate £350 £300 £340
% change year-on-year +16.67% -11.76% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 9
Manchester median hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.13% -13.89% +29.68%
10th Percentile £13.68 £13.00 £13.55
90th Percentile £26.65 £153.88 £55.58
North West median hourly rate £31.25 £15.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +101.61% -22.50% +42.86%

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 615 495 720
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 18.82% 17.28% 19.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 303 418
Manchester median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% +9.09%
10th Percentile £150 £163 £175
90th Percentile £563 £525 £500
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 38 39
Manchester median hourly rate £20.50 £15.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.26% +6.90% +7.41%
10th Percentile £11.34 £10.75 £10.85
90th Percentile £38.75 £41.13 £36.80
North West median hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year -4.69% +16.36% -4.15%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 15 August 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
Salford 0 6 £195 -54.12% 5
Altrincham - 4 - - 3
Stockport +1 2 £311 +59.62% 6
Bolton -2 1 £120 -65.71% 6
Wigan -3 1 - - 1
Windows Server
North West

For the 6 months to 15 August 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.

1 120 (100.00%) Windows
2 64 (53.33%) Active Directory
3 49 (40.83%) Microsoft
4 43 (35.83%) VMware
5 29 (24.17%) DNS
6 28 (23.33%) Cisco
6 28 (23.33%) Office 365
7 27 (22.50%) DHCP
7 27 (22.50%) ITIL
7 27 (22.50%) Citrix
8 26 (21.67%) Hyper-V
9 25 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
9 25 (20.83%) SQL
9 25 (20.83%) MS Exchange
10 24 (20.00%) Linux
10 24 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 24 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 24 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 23 (19.17%) Windows Server 2012
12 22 (18.33%) PowerShell
12 22 (18.33%) Problem-Solving
13 20 (16.67%) TCP/IP
13 20 (16.67%) SQL Server
14 16 (13.33%) SAN
14 16 (13.33%) Skype for Business
14 16 (13.33%) Windows 10
15 15 (12.50%) Windows 7
15 15 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
16 14 (11.67%) Amazon AWS
16 14 (11.67%) Skype

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 25 (20.83%) MS Exchange
2 16 (13.33%) Skype for Business
3 12 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (7.50%) IIS
5 5 (4.17%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.67%) Confluence
7 1 (0.83%) CMS
7 1 (0.83%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.83%) JBoss
7 1 (0.83%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 12 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.83%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.83%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 28 (23.33%) Office 365
2 24 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (11.67%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.50%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (2.50%) IaaS
4 3 (2.50%) PaaS
5 2 (1.67%) SaaS
5 2 (1.67%) Slack
6 1 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.83%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 29 (24.17%) DNS
2 27 (22.50%) DHCP
3 20 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 16 (13.33%) SAN
5 14 (11.67%) Skype
6 11 (9.17%) Firewall
6 11 (9.17%) LAN
7 10 (8.33%) WAN
8 9 (7.50%) VPN
9 8 (6.67%) NAS
10 6 (5.00%) PuTTY
11 5 (4.17%) HTTP
11 5 (4.17%) iSCSI
11 5 (4.17%) SSL
12 3 (2.50%) Internet
13 2 (1.67%) DMZ
13 2 (1.67%) Ethernet
13 2 (1.67%) Network Security
13 2 (1.67%) SMTP
13 2 (1.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.50%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (2.50%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (1.67%) MySQL
3 2 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.83%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (7.50%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.00%) Visual Studio Team System
3 5 (4.17%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.50%) JIRA
5 2 (1.67%) Burp Suite
5 2 (1.67%) HP UFT
5 2 (1.67%) JMeter
5 2 (1.67%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.67%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (1.67%) WiX
6 1 (0.83%) FitNesse
6 1 (0.83%) Gradle
6 1 (0.83%) JUnit
6 1 (0.83%) Selenium
General
1 4 (3.33%) Finance
2 3 (2.50%) Banking
3 2 (1.67%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.83%) Local Government
4 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (17.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (10.83%) Consultant
3 9 (7.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 9 (7.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 9 (7.50%) Support Engineer
4 7 (5.83%) Administrator
5 6 (5.00%) Analyst
5 6 (5.00%) Developer
5 6 (5.00%) Office 365 Engineer
5 6 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (5.00%) Technical Engineer
5 6 (5.00%) Windows Administrator
6 5 (4.17%) Field Engineer
6 5 (4.17%) IT Engineer
6 5 (4.17%) IT Support
6 5 (4.17%) Messaging Engineer
6 5 (4.17%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (4.17%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 4 (3.33%) Applications Support
7 4 (3.33%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.00%) .NET
2 6 (5.00%) JSON
3 5 (4.17%) Middleware
4 4 (3.33%) REST
5 3 (2.50%) Node.js
5 3 (2.50%) WPF
5 3 (2.50%) XML
6 2 (1.67%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.67%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.67%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (1.67%) COM
6 2 (1.67%) DOM
6 2 (1.67%) HTML
6 2 (1.67%) HTML5
6 2 (1.67%) SAX
6 2 (1.67%) WinForms
7 1 (0.83%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.83%) RESTful
7 1 (0.83%) SAML
7 1 (0.83%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.50%) Blackberry
2 6 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.67%) Clustering
5 2 (1.67%) Fintech
5 2 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.83%) FMCG
6 1 (0.83%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (0.83%) PKI
6 1 (0.83%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 120 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (20.00%) Linux
2 24 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (19.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (13.33%) Windows 10
5 15 (12.50%) Windows 7
6 13 (10.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (7.50%) Unix
8 5 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (3.33%) Ubuntu
10 3 (2.50%) CentOS
10 3 (2.50%) Debian
10 3 (2.50%) SUSE
11 2 (1.67%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.67%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.83%) AIX
12 1 (0.83%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (22.50%) ITIL
2 24 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 22 (18.33%) Problem-Solving
4 13 (10.83%) Migration
5 10 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (6.67%) DevOps
8 7 (5.83%) Change Management
8 7 (5.83%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (5.00%) Deployment Automation
9 6 (5.00%) Problem Management
9 6 (5.00%) Service Delivery
9 6 (5.00%) Service Management
10 5 (4.17%) Asset Management
10 5 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
10 5 (4.17%) Privileged Access Management
11 4 (3.33%) Configuration Management
11 4 (3.33%) Data Management
11 4 (3.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 25 (20.83%) SQL
2 22 (18.33%) PowerShell
3 12 (10.00%) VB
4 7 (5.83%) C#
4 7 (5.83%) VBScript
5 6 (5.00%) T-SQL
6 4 (3.33%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.33%) Python
7 3 (2.50%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.50%) Erlang
7 3 (2.50%) F#
7 3 (2.50%) Go
7 3 (2.50%) Haskell
7 3 (2.50%) Perl
7 3 (2.50%) Ruby
7 3 (2.50%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.67%) C++
9 1 (0.83%) Java
9 1 (0.83%) Scala
9 1 (0.83%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (10.83%) MCSE
3 6 (5.00%) Degree
4 5 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.50%) DBS Check
6 3 (2.50%) MCITP
7 2 (1.67%) CCNA
7 2 (1.67%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (1.67%) MCSA
7 2 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.67%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.83%) CCDP
8 1 (0.83%) CCNP
8 1 (0.83%) CEH
8 1 (0.83%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (0.83%) CISM
8 1 (0.83%) CISSP
8 1 (0.83%) MCP
8 1 (0.83%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.83%) GDPR
2 2 (1.67%) WCAG
3 1 (0.83%) SLA
System Software
1 64 (53.33%) Active Directory
2 26 (21.67%) Hyper-V
3 25 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (10.00%) XenApp
5 10 (8.33%) vSphere
6 8 (6.67%) XenDesktop
7 6 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (4.17%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (2.50%) XenServer
10 2 (1.67%) NFS
10 2 (1.67%) Xen
11 1 (0.83%) Docker
11 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.83%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 12 (10.00%) SCCM
2 8 (6.67%) SCOM
3 5 (4.17%) SCVMM
3 5 (4.17%) WSUS
4 4 (3.33%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (2.50%) Ansible
5 3 (2.50%) Backup Exec
5 3 (2.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.50%) Puppet
5 3 (2.50%) Terraform
6 2 (1.67%) Nessus
6 2 (1.67%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.83%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.83%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.83%) Nagios
7 1 (0.83%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.83%) TADDM
Vendors
1 49 (40.83%) Microsoft
2 43 (35.83%) VMware
3 28 (23.33%) Cisco
4 27 (22.50%) Citrix
5 12 (10.00%) HP
6 7 (5.83%) IronPort
6 7 (5.83%) Oracle
6 7 (5.83%) Veeam
7 6 (5.00%) Moogsoft
7 6 (5.00%) Remedy
8 5 (4.17%) McAfee
8 5 (4.17%) Red Hat
8 5 (4.17%) Symantec
9 4 (3.33%) CheckPoint
10 3 (2.50%) Apple
10 3 (2.50%) Clearswift
10 3 (2.50%) Juniper
10 3 (2.50%) Micro Focus
10 3 (2.50%) NetApp
10 3 (2.50%) Polycom