Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 13 8
Rank change year-on-year +7 -5 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 449 286 375
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 14.11% 9.82% 11.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.22% 52.00% 50.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 158 243
Manchester median daily rate £325 £325 £325
10th Percentile £114 £115 £128
90th Percentile £475 £521 £487
North West median daily rate £350 £343 £350
% change year-on-year +2.19% -2.14% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 39 29
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £17.43 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.74% +18.17% +1.72%
10th Percentile £11.01 £10.95 £10.75
90th Percentile £32.00 £40.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year +2.94% +15.25% -8.73%

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 678 550 746
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 21.31% 18.89% 21.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 422 342 504
Manchester median daily rate £365 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.75% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £131 £153 £178
90th Percentile £525 £550 £500
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 50 34
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £19.63 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.91% +30.83% +3.45%
10th Percentile £11.06 £11.31 £11.29
90th Percentile £33.20 £40.03 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.43 £15.00
% change year-on-year +0.40% +16.20% -7.18%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 16 December 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 -4 26 £255 -40.00% 8
Bolton +10 14 £280 +12.00% 7
Stockport 0 12 £320 +96.32% 12
Rochdale -2 4 £325 -
Oldham +1 3 - - 7
Bury - 2 £270 - 3
Altrincham +1 1 £138 - 2
Cheadle -3 1 £140 -36.36% 7
Windows
North West

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 194 (43.21%) Microsoft
2 166 (36.97%) Active Directory
3 157 (34.97%) Windows 10
4 124 (27.62%) Windows Server
5 97 (21.60%) Office 365
6 96 (21.38%) Windows 7
7 95 (21.16%) VMware
8 81 (18.04%) SCCM
9 70 (15.59%) Linux
10 67 (14.92%) ITIL
11 60 (13.36%) Citrix
12 59 (13.14%) Problem-Solving
13 53 (11.80%) Microsoft Office
13 53 (11.80%) Microsoft Azure
14 51 (11.36%) Unix
15 49 (10.91%) SQL
16 47 (10.47%) MS Exchange
17 44 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
17 44 (9.80%) PowerShell
18 43 (9.58%) Cisco
18 43 (9.58%) Migration
19 41 (9.13%) DNS
20 40 (8.91%) TCP/IP
20 40 (8.91%) Windows Server 2012
21 39 (8.69%) LAN
22 38 (8.46%) Microsoft Certification
23 33 (7.35%) Finance
24 32 (7.13%) WAN
24 32 (7.13%) Windows Server 2008
25 31 (6.90%) Hyper-V

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 47 (10.47%) MS Exchange
2 16 (3.56%) Skype for Business
3 15 (3.34%) IIS
4 14 (3.12%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (2.67%) SharePoint
6 6 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (1.34%) IBM Notes
7 5 (1.11%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (0.89%) nginx
9 3 (0.67%) Apache
9 3 (0.67%) Confluence
9 3 (0.67%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.45%) CloudStack
10 2 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.45%) Tuxedo
11 1 (0.22%) CMS
11 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.22%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 53 (11.80%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.22%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.22%) InDesign
4 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (2.23%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.89%) Eikon
3 2 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 97 (21.60%) Office 365
2 53 (11.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (6.24%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (3.34%) Google Cloud Platform
5 9 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (2.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 8 (1.78%) IaaS
6 8 (1.78%) PaaS
7 7 (1.56%) Amazon ELB
7 7 (1.56%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.89%) OneDrive
9 3 (0.67%) SaaS
10 2 (0.45%) AWS OpsWorks
10 2 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.45%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.22%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.22%) GitHub
11 1 (0.22%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 41 (9.13%) DNS
2 40 (8.91%) TCP/IP
3 39 (8.69%) LAN
4 32 (7.13%) WAN
5 28 (6.24%) Firewall
5 28 (6.24%) VPN
6 24 (5.35%) DHCP
7 17 (3.79%) VoIP
8 13 (2.90%) Skype
9 12 (2.67%) Internet
9 12 (2.67%) SAN
10 9 (2.00%) HTTPS
11 7 (1.56%) HTTP
11 7 (1.56%) SSL
12 6 (1.34%) Intrusion Detection
12 6 (1.34%) iSCSI
12 6 (1.34%) NAS
12 6 (1.34%) PuTTY
13 5 (1.11%) FTP
13 5 (1.11%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (6.68%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.34%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (1.11%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.45%) DB2
5 2 (0.45%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.45%) MySQL
5 2 (0.45%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.22%) Amazon Aurora
6 1 (0.22%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.22%) GIS
6 1 (0.22%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.22%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.22%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (5.12%) MSI
2 17 (3.79%) Jenkins
3 13 (2.90%) AdminStudio
4 10 (2.23%) Wise Package Studio
5 7 (1.56%) Visual Studio
6 6 (1.34%) Git (software)
6 6 (1.34%) TeamCity
7 5 (1.11%) InstallShield
7 5 (1.11%) Visual Studio Team System
8 4 (0.89%) JIRA
8 4 (0.89%) Selenium
9 3 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.45%) Axure RP
10 2 (0.45%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.45%) C++Builder
10 2 (0.45%) GitLab
10 2 (0.45%) Karma Test Runner
10 2 (0.45%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.45%) Protractor
General
1 33 (7.35%) Finance
2 29 (6.46%) Banking
3 15 (3.34%) Retail
4 13 (2.90%) Law
5 9 (2.00%) Billing
6 7 (1.56%) Legal
7 6 (1.34%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.11%) Automotive
8 5 (1.11%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.89%) Front Office
9 4 (0.89%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.67%) French Language
10 3 (0.67%) German Language
10 3 (0.67%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.45%) Danish Language
11 2 (0.45%) Hungarian Language
11 2 (0.45%) Latvian Language
11 2 (0.45%) Local Government
11 2 (0.45%) Norwegian Language
11 2 (0.45%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 77 (17.15%) Analyst
2 36 (8.02%) Windows Engineer
3 30 (6.68%) Applications Packager
4 29 (6.46%) Support Engineer
5 28 (6.24%) Support Analyst
6 25 (5.57%) Rollout Engineer
7 24 (5.35%) Windows Rollout Engineer
8 21 (4.68%) 2nd Line Support
8 21 (4.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 20 (4.45%) Applications Support
9 20 (4.45%) Service Analyst
9 20 (4.45%) Service Desk Analyst
10 19 (4.23%) Deployment Engineer
11 18 (4.01%) Developer
12 17 (3.79%) Applications Support Analyst
13 16 (3.56%) Desktop Engineer
14 15 (3.34%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 15 (3.34%) Consultant
14 15 (3.34%) Desktop Support
14 15 (3.34%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (6.24%) .NET
2 10 (2.23%) ISPF
2 10 (2.23%) Middleware
3 9 (2.00%) OCX
4 8 (1.78%) Elastic Stack
5 4 (0.89%) COM
5 4 (0.89%) SOAP
5 4 (0.89%) WinForms
6 3 (0.67%) REST
6 3 (0.67%) WPF
7 2 (0.45%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.45%) CSS
7 2 (0.45%) CSS3
7 2 (0.45%) JSON
7 2 (0.45%) JSP
7 2 (0.45%) LESS
7 2 (0.45%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (0.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (0.22%) Node.js
8 1 (0.22%) Twisted
Miscellaneous
1 30 (6.68%) NHS
2 27 (6.01%) Management Information System
3 20 (4.45%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (3.56%) Blackberry
5 14 (3.12%) Data Centre
5 14 (3.12%) Driving Licence
6 8 (1.78%) Mainframe
7 7 (1.56%) CMDB
7 7 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
8 6 (1.34%) Cyberattack
8 6 (1.34%) Fat Client
8 6 (1.34%) Thin Client
9 5 (1.11%) Enterprise Storage
9 5 (1.11%) iPhone
9 5 (1.11%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (0.89%) CCTV
10 4 (0.89%) Fixed Income
10 4 (0.89%) User Experience
11 3 (0.67%) EMC VNX
11 3 (0.67%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 157 (34.97%) Windows 10
2 124 (27.62%) Windows Server
3 96 (21.38%) Windows 7
4 70 (15.59%) Linux
5 51 (11.36%) Unix
6 40 (8.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 32 (7.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 29 (6.46%) Windows XP
9 21 (4.68%) zOS
10 18 (4.01%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (3.12%) Windows 8
12 13 (2.90%) Android
13 10 (2.23%) VMS
14 8 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 7 (1.56%) CentOS
16 5 (1.11%) Apple iOS
17 2 (0.45%) Debian
17 2 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
17 2 (0.45%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.45%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (14.92%) ITIL
2 59 (13.14%) Problem-Solving
3 43 (9.58%) Migration
4 28 (6.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 24 (5.35%) DevOps
6 23 (5.12%) Application Packaging
7 20 (4.45%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (4.45%) User Acceptance Testing
8 19 (4.23%) Patch Management
9 18 (4.01%) Information Security
10 17 (3.79%) Service Management
11 15 (3.34%) ITSM
11 15 (3.34%) Service Delivery
12 14 (3.12%) Change Control
13 13 (2.90%) Break/Fix
13 13 (2.90%) Change Management
13 13 (2.90%) Continuous Integration
13 13 (2.90%) Disaster Recovery
13 13 (2.90%) PRINCE2
14 12 (2.67%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (10.91%) SQL
2 44 (9.80%) PowerShell
3 27 (6.01%) Shell Script
4 24 (5.35%) VB
5 20 (4.45%) C#
6 18 (4.01%) JCL
7 17 (3.79%) VBScript
8 11 (2.45%) Bash Shell
8 11 (2.45%) Java
8 11 (2.45%) Python
9 9 (2.00%) ActionScript
9 9 (2.00%) ActionScript 2.0
9 9 (2.00%) C++
10 7 (1.56%) VB.NET
11 6 (1.34%) Perl
11 6 (1.34%) Ruby
12 5 (1.11%) C
12 5 (1.11%) JavaScript
12 5 (1.11%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.89%) VC++
Qualifications
1 38 (8.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (6.90%) MCSE
3 22 (4.90%) Security Cleared
4 21 (4.68%) Degree
5 19 (4.23%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (4.23%) MCSA
6 17 (3.79%) CCNA
7 12 (2.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 10 (2.23%) SC Cleared
9 9 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (1.78%) MCP
11 7 (1.56%) CCNP
12 6 (1.34%) DBS Check
12 6 (1.34%) MCTS
13 5 (1.11%) CISSP
13 5 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 4 (0.89%) ISEB
15 3 (0.67%) AWS Certification
16 2 (0.45%) Computer Science Degree
16 2 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.90%) SLA
2 9 (2.00%) QA
3 4 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.45%) GDPR
5 1 (0.22%) COBIT
5 1 (0.22%) COSO
System Software
1 166 (36.97%) Active Directory
2 44 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (6.90%) Hyper-V
4 23 (5.12%) Microsoft App-V
5 18 (4.01%) Virtual Desktop
5 18 (4.01%) vSphere
5 18 (4.01%) XenApp
6 10 (2.23%) Docker
6 10 (2.23%) Time Sharing Option
6 10 (2.23%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (2.00%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (1.11%) BitLocker
8 5 (1.11%) Terminal Services
8 5 (1.11%) VMware NSX
8 5 (1.11%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.89%) Xen
10 3 (0.67%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 3 (0.67%) NFS
10 3 (0.67%) SRDF
10 3 (0.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 81 (18.04%) SCCM
2 19 (4.23%) Puppet
3 18 (4.01%) Terraform
4 17 (3.79%) Ansible
5 14 (3.12%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (1.56%) SCOM
7 6 (1.34%) NetBackup
7 6 (1.34%) Packer
7 6 (1.34%) QRadar
7 6 (1.34%) WSUS
8 5 (1.11%) vMotion
8 5 (1.11%) vRealize
9 4 (0.89%) Kubernetes
9 4 (0.89%) Salt
9 4 (0.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.67%) BladeLogic
10 3 (0.67%) SnapMirror
10 3 (0.67%) SnapVault
10 3 (0.67%) ThinApp
11 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 194 (43.21%) Microsoft
2 95 (21.16%) VMware
3 60 (13.36%) Citrix
4 43 (9.58%) Cisco
5 27 (6.01%) Remedy
6 19 (4.23%) Apple
6 19 (4.23%) Google
7 17 (3.79%) HP
8 16 (3.56%) IBM
9 14 (3.12%) Ivanti
9 14 (3.12%) Xerox
10 13 (2.90%) Oracle
11 12 (2.67%) BMC
12 11 (2.45%) McAfee
12 11 (2.45%) Veeam
13 10 (2.23%) CA
13 10 (2.23%) Meraki
13 10 (2.23%) Splunk
14 9 (2.00%) IBM Sterling
14 9 (2.00%) Red Hat