Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 8 6
Rank change year-on-year -3 -2 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 299 381 447
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 10.18% 10.77% 11.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.18% 49.61% 60.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 247 211
Manchester median daily rate £325 £325 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.56% -6.15%
10th Percentile £113 £130 £130
90th Percentile £520 £488 £450
North West median daily rate £318 £350 £300
% change year-on-year -9.29% +16.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 31 84
Manchester median hourly rate £17.22 £14.75 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.71% +9.26% -6.90%
10th Percentile £11.10 £9.25 £10.08
90th Percentile £40.00 £40.00 £38.75
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £14.42 £15.38
% change year-on-year +14.42% -6.24% +2.53%

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 573 768 740
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 19.52% 21.70% 19.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 521 384
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £136 £184 £163
90th Percentile £538 £500 £487
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £368
% change year-on-year - +8.84% +13.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 36 86
Manchester median hourly rate £17.43 £15.00 £13.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.20% +9.57% -5.59%
10th Percentile £11.35 £9.75 £10.13
90th Percentile £41.83 £40.00 £38.75
North West median hourly rate £17.43 £14.57 £15.82
% change year-on-year +19.67% -7.90% +5.43%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 +4 34 £425 -0.58% 7
Stockport +8 18 £163 -57.11% 14
Bolton -5 7 £250 +16.28% 3
Rochdale -1 5 - - 3
Wigan +3 3 £140 -62.67%
Oldham +1 2 £105 -65.00% 4
Altrincham - 2 - - 2
Cheadle - 1 £220 - 1
Windows
North West

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Windows.

1 124 (41.47%) Active Directory
2 97 (32.44%) Windows Server
3 94 (31.44%) Microsoft
4 71 (23.75%) ITIL
4 71 (23.75%) Windows 7
5 62 (20.74%) Windows 10
6 58 (19.40%) Linux
7 56 (18.73%) VMware
8 53 (17.73%) DNS
9 52 (17.39%) Office 365
10 50 (16.72%) Windows Server 2012
11 48 (16.05%) SCCM
12 45 (15.05%) SQL
13 42 (14.05%) Unix
14 41 (13.71%) DHCP
15 37 (12.37%) Microsoft Office
15 37 (12.37%) SQL Server
16 36 (12.04%) Firewall
16 36 (12.04%) Cybersecurity
17 35 (11.71%) Agile Software Development
18 34 (11.37%) Security Cleared
18 34 (11.37%) Windows Server 2008
18 34 (11.37%) Citrix
19 33 (11.04%) TCP/IP
19 33 (11.04%) DevOps
20 31 (10.37%) MS Exchange
21 30 (10.03%) VPN
21 30 (10.03%) Cisco
21 30 (10.03%) SC Cleared
22 28 (9.36%) Finance

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 31 (10.37%) MS Exchange
2 20 (6.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (3.68%) Skype for Business
4 9 (3.01%) SharePoint
5 8 (2.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 8 (2.68%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (2.68%) IIS
6 6 (2.01%) Apache Pig
7 5 (1.67%) Apache
8 4 (1.34%) Confluence
9 2 (0.67%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.67%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.67%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.33%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.33%) JBoss
10 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.33%) TPMS
10 1 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 37 (12.37%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 52 (17.39%) Office 365
2 27 (9.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (5.69%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (3.68%) PaaS
5 7 (2.34%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (2.34%) Amazon S3
5 7 (2.34%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (1.34%) SaaS
7 2 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.67%) IaaS
8 1 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.33%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 53 (17.73%) DNS
2 41 (13.71%) DHCP
3 36 (12.04%) Firewall
4 33 (11.04%) TCP/IP
5 30 (10.03%) VPN
6 25 (8.36%) WAN
7 24 (8.03%) LAN
8 18 (6.02%) VoIP
9 16 (5.35%) VLAN
10 14 (4.68%) Skype
11 13 (4.35%) Network Security
12 10 (3.34%) Remote Desktop
12 10 (3.34%) Wi-Fi
13 9 (3.01%) SAN
14 8 (2.68%) MPLS
15 7 (2.34%) NAS
16 6 (2.01%) SNMP
16 6 (2.01%) SSH
17 5 (1.67%) Junos
18 4 (1.34%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (12.37%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.34%) Big Data
3 9 (3.01%) Hadoop
3 9 (3.01%) Oracle Database
4 6 (2.01%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.00%) Blockchain
6 3 (1.00%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.67%) Redis
8 1 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.33%) DTS
8 1 (0.33%) IDMS
8 1 (0.33%) MySQL
8 1 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (5.35%) JIRA
2 12 (4.01%) GitLab
3 10 (3.34%) Visual Studio
4 5 (1.67%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.67%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (1.00%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.00%) Toad
7 2 (0.67%) Mercurial
7 2 (0.67%) Subversion
7 2 (0.67%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.33%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 28 (9.36%) Finance
2 16 (5.35%) Banking
3 11 (3.68%) Retail
4 8 (2.68%) Legal
5 7 (2.34%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.01%) Law
6 6 (2.01%) Publishing
7 5 (1.67%) Back Office
7 5 (1.67%) Retail Finance
7 5 (1.67%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.00%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.00%) Marketing
9 1 (0.33%) Electronics
9 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.33%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 49 (16.39%) Analyst
2 32 (10.70%) Desktop Support
3 25 (8.36%) Developer
4 22 (7.36%) Architect
5 21 (7.02%) Service Analyst
6 20 (6.69%) Service Desk Analyst
6 20 (6.69%) Support Engineer
7 17 (5.69%) 2nd Line Support
7 17 (5.69%) DevOps Engineer
8 16 (5.35%) Support Analyst
9 14 (4.68%) 3rd Line Support
10 13 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
10 13 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 12 (4.01%) IT Support
11 12 (4.01%) Windows Engineer
12 11 (3.68%) Consultant
12 11 (3.68%) Technical Support
13 9 (3.01%) DBA
13 9 (3.01%) Server Engineer
14 8 (2.68%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (7.69%) Elastic Stack
2 21 (7.02%) .NET
3 17 (5.69%) JSON
4 15 (5.02%) XML
5 13 (4.35%) RESTful
5 13 (4.35%) Web Services
6 12 (4.01%) WPF
7 9 (3.01%) HTML
8 7 (2.34%) .NET Framework
9 6 (2.01%) ASP.NET
9 6 (2.01%) Kafka
9 6 (2.01%) MSMQ
9 6 (2.01%) RabbitMQ
9 6 (2.01%) REST
9 6 (2.01%) SOAP
9 6 (2.01%) WCF
9 6 (2.01%) WinForms
9 6 (2.01%) WSDL
10 5 (1.67%) jQuery
11 4 (1.34%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.02%) Blackberry
1 21 (7.02%) Management Information System
2 17 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (5.35%) Data Centre
4 11 (3.68%) Mainframe
5 10 (3.34%) Cyber Attack
5 10 (3.34%) iPhone
6 7 (2.34%) Mobile App
6 7 (2.34%) Replication
7 6 (2.01%) iPad
7 6 (2.01%) Public Cloud
8 5 (1.67%) Security Operations Centre
8 5 (1.67%) Smartphone
9 4 (1.34%) Clustering
9 4 (1.34%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.34%) NHS
9 4 (1.34%) PKI
9 4 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (1.00%) Life Science
10 3 (1.00%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 97 (32.44%) Windows Server
2 71 (23.75%) Windows 7
3 62 (20.74%) Windows 10
4 58 (19.40%) Linux
5 50 (16.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 42 (14.05%) Unix
7 34 (11.37%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (7.02%) Windows 8
9 19 (6.35%) Apple iOS
10 18 (6.02%) Android
11 17 (5.69%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (3.34%) Windows XP
13 5 (1.67%) Mac OS
13 5 (1.67%) SUSE
14 4 (1.34%) Mac OS X
15 3 (1.00%) zOS
16 2 (0.67%) Windows Phone
17 1 (0.33%) AIX
17 1 (0.33%) OpenVMS
17 1 (0.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (23.75%) ITIL
2 36 (12.04%) Cybersecurity
3 35 (11.71%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (11.04%) DevOps
5 23 (7.69%) Migration
5 23 (7.69%) Service Management
6 16 (5.35%) Software Engineering
7 15 (5.02%) Project Management
8 14 (4.68%) Incident Management
9 11 (3.68%) Software Architecture
10 10 (3.34%) Case Management
10 10 (3.34%) Load Balancing
10 10 (3.34%) Patch Management
10 10 (3.34%) SIEM
10 10 (3.34%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 10 (3.34%) Vulnerability Management
11 9 (3.01%) Change Control
11 9 (3.01%) Test Automation
12 8 (2.68%) TDD
12 8 (2.68%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (15.05%) SQL
2 20 (6.69%) PowerShell
3 19 (6.35%) Python
4 17 (5.69%) Java
5 16 (5.35%) C++
6 15 (5.02%) C#
7 13 (4.35%) Shell Script
8 9 (3.01%) Bash Shell
8 9 (3.01%) VB
9 8 (2.68%) T-SQL
10 7 (2.34%) C
11 6 (2.01%) Go
11 6 (2.01%) JavaScript
12 5 (1.67%) Scala
13 4 (1.34%) Objective-C
14 3 (1.00%) VB.NET
14 3 (1.00%) XAML
15 2 (0.67%) Ruby
16 1 (0.33%) Perl
16 1 (0.33%) VB6
Qualifications
1 34 (11.37%) Security Cleared
2 30 (10.03%) SC Cleared
3 17 (5.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (5.02%) ITIL Certification
5 12 (4.01%) CISSP
6 11 (3.68%) Degree
6 11 (3.68%) MCP
7 9 (3.01%) SANS
7 9 (3.01%) SSCP
8 7 (2.34%) CCNA
8 7 (2.34%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (2.34%) MCSA
9 6 (2.01%) MCITP
10 5 (1.67%) DBS Check
10 5 (1.67%) MCSE
11 4 (1.34%) ISEB
12 3 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
12 3 (1.00%) DV Cleared
12 3 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.01%) GPG13
2 10 (3.34%) SLA
3 4 (1.34%) QA
4 3 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.33%) COBIT
5 1 (0.33%) COSO
5 1 (0.33%) GCP
5 1 (0.33%) GDPR
5 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.33%) PMO
System Software
1 124 (41.47%) Active Directory
2 26 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (7.02%) Hyper-V
4 8 (2.68%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (2.34%) XenApp
6 6 (2.01%) Apache Flume
6 6 (2.01%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (2.01%) ProxySG
6 6 (2.01%) XenDesktop
7 4 (1.34%) Docker
7 4 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (1.00%) vSphere
9 2 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.67%) Xen
10 1 (0.33%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.33%) NFS
10 1 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.33%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 48 (16.05%) SCCM
2 12 (4.01%) WSUS
3 10 (3.34%) Ansible
3 10 (3.34%) Kibana
3 10 (3.34%) QRadar
4 9 (3.01%) logstash
5 8 (2.68%) Nessus
5 8 (2.68%) Nexpose
5 8 (2.68%) Nmap
6 7 (2.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 6 (2.01%) McAfee ePO
7 6 (2.01%) Mesos
7 6 (2.01%) Puppet
8 5 (1.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 5 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (1.34%) BladeLogic
10 2 (0.67%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (0.67%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.33%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 94 (31.44%) Microsoft
2 56 (18.73%) VMware
3 34 (11.37%) Citrix
4 30 (10.03%) Cisco
5 26 (8.70%) Apple
6 17 (5.69%) Splunk
7 15 (5.02%) HP
8 14 (4.68%) McAfee
9 13 (4.35%) Oracle
10 9 (3.01%) ServiceNow
11 8 (2.68%) ArcSight
11 8 (2.68%) Intel
11 8 (2.68%) Qualys
12 7 (2.34%) Juniper
12 7 (2.34%) NetApp
12 7 (2.34%) Snow
13 6 (2.01%) AlienVault
13 6 (2.01%) Dell
13 6 (2.01%) IBM
13 6 (2.01%) Palo Alto