Period
to 20 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 20 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 8 7
Rank change year-on-year -5 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 267 333 413
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 9.75% 11.14% 10.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.90% 50.68% 55.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 223 183
Manchester median daily rate £325 £335 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.99% +4.69% -
10th Percentile £128 £114 £136
90th Percentile £510 £538 £452
North West median daily rate £340 £363 £315
% change year-on-year -6.21% +15.08% -3.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 20 67
Manchester median hourly rate £17.43 £14.75 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.17% -3.28% +9.44%
10th Percentile £11.41 £10.38 £11.00
90th Percentile £40.00 £35.50 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £15.86 £15.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year +4.00% -10.29% +17.24%

Windows 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 546 657 740
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 19.93% 21.99% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 451 373
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -
10th Percentile £157 £165 £180
90th Percentile £565 £530 £475
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 22 67
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
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Manchester

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Manchester

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Manchester over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Manchester

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Manchester

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Manchester over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Manchester

Windows
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 within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 20 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
Salford +5 35 £135 -70.00% 12
Stockport +6 17 £163 -66.04% 19
Bolton 0 7 £450 +36.36% 6
Cheadle - 4 £375 - 4
Altrincham - 4 - - 7
Rochdale - 3 - - 5
Oldham - 2 - - 6
Wigan - 2 £140 - 4
Windows
North West

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 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.

1 112 (41.95%) Microsoft
2 103 (38.58%) Active Directory
3 95 (35.58%) Windows Server
4 67 (25.09%) Windows 7
5 64 (23.97%) Windows 10
6 57 (21.35%) ITIL
7 55 (20.60%) VMware
8 53 (19.85%) SQL
9 51 (19.10%) Windows Server 2012
10 47 (17.60%) Linux
11 39 (14.61%) SQL Server
12 38 (14.23%) SCCM
12 38 (14.23%) Windows Server 2008
13 36 (13.48%) PowerShell
14 34 (12.73%) Office 365
15 33 (12.36%) Microsoft Azure
15 33 (12.36%) Citrix
16 31 (11.61%) Finance
17 30 (11.24%) VMware Infrastructure
18 28 (10.49%) Agile Software Development
18 28 (10.49%) DNS
18 28 (10.49%) DevOps
19 27 (10.11%) .NET
19 27 (10.11%) Migration
20 26 (9.74%) Service Management
20 26 (9.74%) Management Information System
21 25 (9.36%) Cisco
21 25 (9.36%) ITIL Certification
21 25 (9.36%) Windows Server 2003
22 24 (8.99%) Microsoft Office

Windows
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 16 (5.99%) MS Exchange
2 9 (3.37%) Skype for Business
3 8 (3.00%) Apache
4 7 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (2.62%) IIS
5 5 (1.87%) Confluence
5 5 (1.87%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.50%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.12%) Drupal
7 3 (1.12%) IBM Notes
7 3 (1.12%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.75%) JBoss
8 2 (0.75%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.37%) TPMS
9 1 (0.37%) WebLogic
Applications
1 24 (8.99%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.50%) Elite 3E
2 2 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 34 (12.73%) Office 365
2 33 (12.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (5.99%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (3.75%) IaaS
5 9 (3.37%) PaaS
6 7 (2.62%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (1.87%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (1.87%) SaaS
8 1 (0.37%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.37%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 28 (10.49%) DNS
2 20 (7.49%) DHCP
3 16 (5.99%) Firewall
4 13 (4.87%) TCP/IP
5 10 (3.75%) Skype
5 10 (3.75%) VPN
6 8 (3.00%) LAN
7 6 (2.25%) Network Security
7 6 (2.25%) VLAN
7 6 (2.25%) WAN
8 5 (1.87%) FTP
8 5 (1.87%) SAN
8 5 (1.87%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (1.12%) ADSL
9 3 (1.12%) Internet
9 3 (1.12%) NAS
9 3 (1.12%) Wireshark
10 2 (0.75%) 3G
10 2 (0.75%) Broadband
10 2 (0.75%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (14.61%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.75%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (3.00%) MySQL
4 7 (2.62%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.87%) Big Data
5 5 (1.87%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.12%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.75%) Blockchain
8 2 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.75%) DTS
8 2 (0.75%) MS Access
8 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 15 (5.62%) Visual Studio
2 7 (2.62%) JIRA
3 6 (2.25%) Subversion
4 5 (1.87%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.12%) Bitbucket
5 3 (1.12%) FishEye
5 3 (1.12%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.12%) MSI
5 3 (1.12%) SonarQube
5 3 (1.12%) TeamCity
5 3 (1.12%) WinDbg
6 2 (0.75%) Mercurial
6 2 (0.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.75%) Toad
6 2 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.37%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.37%) Gradle
7 1 (0.37%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.37%) Selenium
General
1 31 (11.61%) Finance
2 15 (5.62%) Publishing
3 11 (4.12%) Retail
4 10 (3.75%) Banking
5 7 (2.62%) Legal
6 6 (2.25%) Investment Banking
6 6 (2.25%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.87%) Law
7 5 (1.87%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.50%) Back Office
8 4 (1.50%) Billing
8 4 (1.50%) General Ledger
9 3 (1.12%) Marketing
9 3 (1.12%) Retail Finance
10 2 (0.75%) Electronics
10 2 (0.75%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.37%) Games
11 1 (0.37%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 46 (17.23%) Analyst
2 27 (10.11%) Service Analyst
3 26 (9.74%) Service Desk Analyst
4 24 (8.99%) Developer
5 20 (7.49%) Consultant
6 19 (7.12%) Desktop Support
7 18 (6.74%) DevOps Engineer
8 17 (6.37%) Windows Engineer
9 16 (5.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 15 (5.62%) Support Engineer
11 14 (5.24%) Architect
12 13 (4.87%) Desktop Engineer
13 12 (4.49%) Support Analyst
14 11 (4.12%) IT Analyst
14 11 (4.12%) Server Engineer
15 10 (3.75%) 1st Line Support
15 10 (3.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 9 (3.37%) Technical Support
17 8 (3.00%) 3rd Line Support
17 8 (3.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (10.11%) .NET
2 14 (5.24%) Web Services
3 11 (4.12%) REST
3 11 (4.12%) XML
4 8 (3.00%) .NET Framework
4 8 (3.00%) SOAP
5 7 (2.62%) ASP.NET
5 7 (2.62%) HTML
5 7 (2.62%) WPF
6 6 (2.25%) jQuery
6 6 (2.25%) JSON
7 5 (1.87%) Middleware
8 4 (1.50%) CSS
8 4 (1.50%) WSDL
8 4 (1.50%) XSLT
9 3 (1.12%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 3 (1.12%) ISPF
9 3 (1.12%) RESTful
9 3 (1.12%) WCF
9 3 (1.12%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.74%) Management Information System
2 13 (4.87%) Blackberry
2 13 (4.87%) Data Centre
3 8 (3.00%) Mobile App
4 7 (2.62%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.62%) Mainframe
5 6 (2.25%) iPhone
6 5 (1.87%) NHS
7 4 (1.50%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.50%) Replication
8 3 (1.12%) Life Science
8 3 (1.12%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.75%) Clustering
9 2 (0.75%) CMDB
9 2 (0.75%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.75%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.37%) BYOD
10 1 (0.37%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.37%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 95 (35.58%) Windows Server
2 67 (25.09%) Windows 7
3 64 (23.97%) Windows 10
4 51 (19.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 47 (17.60%) Linux
6 38 (14.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (9.36%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (6.37%) Unix
9 14 (5.24%) Apple iOS
10 12 (4.49%) Android
11 11 (4.12%) Windows 8
12 5 (1.87%) SUSE
13 4 (1.50%) AIX
14 3 (1.12%) CentOS
14 3 (1.12%) Mac OS X
14 3 (1.12%) Windows Vista
14 3 (1.12%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.75%) Solaris
15 2 (0.75%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (21.35%) ITIL
2 28 (10.49%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (10.49%) DevOps
3 27 (10.11%) Migration
4 26 (9.74%) Service Management
5 14 (5.24%) Service Delivery
6 13 (4.87%) Project Management
7 10 (3.75%) Server Building
8 9 (3.37%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (3.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (3.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (3.00%) Kalman Filter
9 8 (3.00%) PRINCE2
9 8 (3.00%) Scrum
10 7 (2.62%) Change Management
10 7 (2.62%) Data Analysis
10 7 (2.62%) SDLC
11 6 (2.25%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (2.25%) Incident Management
11 6 (2.25%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (19.85%) SQL
2 36 (13.48%) PowerShell
3 17 (6.37%) C#
4 11 (4.12%) C
5 10 (3.75%) JavaScript
5 10 (3.75%) Python
6 9 (3.37%) Java
6 9 (3.37%) T-SQL
6 9 (3.37%) VB
7 8 (3.00%) C++
7 8 (3.00%) Shell Script
8 7 (2.62%) Bash Shell
9 5 (1.87%) PHP
10 4 (1.50%) XPath
11 3 (1.12%) JCL
11 3 (1.12%) Perl
11 3 (1.12%) Ruby
11 3 (1.12%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.12%) VBScript
11 3 (1.12%) XAML
Qualifications
1 25 (9.36%) ITIL Certification
2 17 (6.37%) MCP
3 15 (5.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (3.00%) Degree
5 7 (2.62%) DBS Check
6 6 (2.25%) MCSE
6 6 (2.25%) Security Cleared
7 5 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.87%) MCITP
7 5 (1.87%) MCSA
8 4 (1.50%) CCNA
8 4 (1.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (1.50%) SC Cleared
9 3 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.75%) CCIE
10 2 (0.75%) CCNP
10 2 (0.75%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.75%) MOS
11 1 (0.37%) MCTS
11 1 (0.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.12%) SLA
2 6 (2.25%) QA
3 3 (1.12%) GCP
4 2 (0.75%) GDPR
4 2 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 103 (38.58%) Active Directory
2 30 (11.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (6.74%) Hyper-V
4 15 (5.62%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (4.12%) vSphere
6 7 (2.62%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (2.25%) XenApp
8 5 (1.87%) Docker
8 5 (1.87%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (1.87%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (1.50%) XenDesktop
10 3 (1.12%) Time Sharing Option
10 3 (1.12%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.75%) XenServer
12 1 (0.37%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.37%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.37%) NFS
12 1 (0.37%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.37%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.37%) Xen
Systems Management
1 38 (14.23%) SCCM
2 11 (4.12%) WSUS
3 7 (2.62%) Puppet
4 6 (2.25%) Ansible
4 6 (2.25%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (1.87%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 5 (1.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (1.50%) BladeLogic
6 4 (1.50%) Kubernetes
7 3 (1.12%) AirWatch
7 3 (1.12%) FlexNet
7 3 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.12%) SCOM
8 2 (0.75%) Nagios
8 2 (0.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.37%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.37%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.37%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.37%) Mesos
9 1 (0.37%) Terraform
Vendors
1 112 (41.95%) Microsoft
2 55 (20.60%) VMware
3 33 (12.36%) Citrix
4 25 (9.36%) Cisco
5 23 (8.61%) HP
6 16 (5.99%) Oracle
7 10 (3.75%) Apple
8 7 (2.62%) Fortinet
8 7 (2.62%) NetApp
9 6 (2.25%) Google
9 6 (2.25%) IBM
9 6 (2.25%) IronPort
9 6 (2.25%) McAfee
10 5 (1.87%) Clearswift
10 5 (1.87%) Lumension
10 5 (1.87%) Micro Focus
10 5 (1.87%) MobileIron
11 4 (1.50%) Intapp
11 4 (1.50%) Symantec
11 4 (1.50%) Xamarin