Period
to 18 August 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 18 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 12 7
Rank change year-on-year -1 -5 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 348 275 404
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 10.64% 9.54% 10.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.40% 53.82% 55.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 142 236
Manchester median daily rate £345 £345 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.15% +8.33%
10th Percentile £110 £113 £136
90th Percentile £500 £525 £550
North West median daily rate £350 £325 £355
% change year-on-year +7.69% -8.45% +14.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 36 36
Manchester median hourly rate £20.50 £15.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.26% +10.71% +3.70%
10th Percentile £11.15 £10.75 £10.63
90th Percentile £38.75 £40.00 £26.38
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year -3.23% +14.81% -5.89%

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 617 511 729
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 18.86% 17.72% 19.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 313 429
Manchester median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £150 £163 £177
90th Percentile £563 £525 £500
North West median daily rate £380 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 39 40
Manchester median hourly rate £20.50 £15.50 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.26% +5.08% +9.26%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.75 £10.93
90th Percentile £38.75 £40.75 £36.40
North West median hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -4.69% +18.52% -6.40%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 18 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
Stockport +11 24 £210 +7.69% 20
Salford -5 17 £195 -54.12% 10
Altrincham +5 4 - - 5
Bolton +1 2 £450 +28.57% 10
Wigan -3 1 - - 2
Rochdale -4 1 - - 4
Windows
North West

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 132 (37.93%) Microsoft
2 131 (37.64%) Active Directory
3 120 (34.48%) Windows Server
4 88 (25.29%) Windows 10
5 75 (21.55%) Windows 7
6 63 (18.10%) VMware
7 60 (17.24%) Linux
8 56 (16.09%) ITIL
9 54 (15.52%) Office 365
10 53 (15.23%) Citrix
11 52 (14.94%) Problem-Solving
12 43 (12.36%) Cisco
13 42 (12.07%) SQL
14 39 (11.21%) VMware Infrastructure
15 38 (10.92%) Agile Software Development
15 38 (10.92%) DNS
16 37 (10.63%) DHCP
17 36 (10.34%) SCCM
17 36 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
18 35 (10.06%) MS Exchange
19 34 (9.77%) TCP/IP
20 33 (9.48%) SQL Server
20 33 (9.48%) Microsoft Office
20 33 (9.48%) Windows Server 2008
21 30 (8.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 29 (8.33%) PowerShell
23 28 (8.05%) Android
23 28 (8.05%) Amazon AWS
23 28 (8.05%) Migration
24 27 (7.76%) 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 35 (10.06%) MS Exchange
2 19 (5.46%) Skype for Business
3 13 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (3.16%) IIS
5 6 (1.72%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.44%) IBM Notes
7 4 (1.15%) Confluence
7 4 (1.15%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.86%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.57%) nginx
9 2 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.29%) Apache
10 1 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.29%) CICS
10 1 (0.29%) CMS
10 1 (0.29%) JBoss
10 1 (0.29%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 33 (9.48%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (4.89%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (1.15%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.86%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.86%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 54 (15.52%) Office 365
2 36 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (8.05%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (2.30%) Amazon ELB
5 7 (2.01%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (2.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 6 (1.72%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (1.72%) IaaS
7 5 (1.44%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (1.44%) SaaS
8 4 (1.15%) OneDrive
8 4 (1.15%) PaaS
9 3 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.57%) Slack
11 1 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.29%) G Suite
11 1 (0.29%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 38 (10.92%) DNS
2 37 (10.63%) DHCP
3 34 (9.77%) TCP/IP
4 24 (6.90%) VPN
5 21 (6.03%) WAN
6 20 (5.75%) LAN
6 20 (5.75%) SAN
7 18 (5.17%) Firewall
8 16 (4.60%) Skype
9 11 (3.16%) VoIP
10 9 (2.59%) SSL
11 8 (2.30%) HTTP
11 8 (2.30%) Internet
11 8 (2.30%) NAS
12 6 (1.72%) PuTTY
12 6 (1.72%) VLAN
12 6 (1.72%) Wireless
13 5 (1.44%) Cisco IOS
13 5 (1.44%) IPsec
13 5 (1.44%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (9.48%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (1.44%) RDBMS
3 5 (1.44%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.15%) MySQL
5 3 (0.86%) Big Data
5 3 (0.86%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.86%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.57%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.29%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (4.89%) Axure RP
2 16 (4.60%) Jenkins
3 12 (3.45%) Git (software)
4 11 (3.16%) Visual Studio
5 9 (2.59%) Karma Test Runner
5 9 (2.59%) Protractor
6 8 (2.30%) JIRA
7 6 (1.72%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (0.57%) Burp Suite
8 2 (0.57%) C++Builder
8 2 (0.57%) Gradle
8 2 (0.57%) HP UFT
8 2 (0.57%) JMeter
8 2 (0.57%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.57%) MSI
8 2 (0.57%) Selenium
8 2 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.57%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.57%) WiX
General
1 16 (4.60%) Finance
2 11 (3.16%) Telecoms
3 10 (2.87%) Law
4 8 (2.30%) Banking
5 7 (2.01%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.72%) French Language
6 6 (1.72%) Legal
6 6 (1.72%) Retail
7 5 (1.44%) Back Office
8 4 (1.15%) Danish Language
8 4 (1.15%) German Language
8 4 (1.15%) Hungarian Language
8 4 (1.15%) Latvian Language
8 4 (1.15%) Norwegian Language
8 4 (1.15%) Swedish Language
9 3 (0.86%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.29%) Automotive
10 1 (0.29%) Billing
10 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.29%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 48 (13.79%) Analyst
2 35 (10.06%) Developer
3 24 (6.90%) Desktop Support
3 24 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 23 (6.61%) Support Engineer
5 22 (6.32%) Windows Engineer
6 18 (5.17%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 18 (5.17%) 2nd Line Support
6 18 (5.17%) Consultant
6 18 (5.17%) IT Support
6 18 (5.17%) Rollout Engineer
6 18 (5.17%) Service Analyst
6 18 (5.17%) Service Desk Analyst
7 16 (4.60%) Windows Rollout Engineer
8 15 (4.31%) 1st Line Support
9 14 (4.02%) Support Analyst
10 13 (3.74%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 12 (3.45%) Architect
11 12 (3.45%) IT Engineer
12 11 (3.16%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (6.90%) .NET
2 21 (6.03%) REST
3 19 (5.46%) AngularJS
4 17 (4.89%) CSS
4 17 (4.89%) CSS3
4 17 (4.89%) LESS
4 17 (4.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 10 (2.87%) Middleware
6 7 (2.01%) COM
6 7 (2.01%) JSON
7 6 (1.72%) WPF
8 5 (1.44%) HTML
8 5 (1.44%) Web Services
9 4 (1.15%) Java EE
9 4 (1.15%) jQuery
9 4 (1.15%) XML
10 3 (0.86%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.86%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (0.86%) J2EE
10 3 (0.86%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 19 (5.46%) Blackberry
1 19 (5.46%) User Experience
2 18 (5.17%) NHS
3 15 (4.31%) Data Centre
4 14 (4.02%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (4.02%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.59%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (2.01%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (1.44%) CMDB
7 5 (1.44%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.44%) Fat Client
7 5 (1.44%) iPhone
7 5 (1.44%) Life Science
7 5 (1.44%) Mainframe
7 5 (1.44%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.15%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.15%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.15%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.15%) Smartphone
9 3 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 120 (34.48%) Windows Server
2 88 (25.29%) Windows 10
3 75 (21.55%) Windows 7
4 60 (17.24%) Linux
5 33 (9.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (8.05%) Android
7 27 (7.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 25 (7.18%) Unix
9 22 (6.32%) Apple iOS
9 22 (6.32%) Windows XP
10 17 (4.89%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (1.72%) Ubuntu
12 6 (1.72%) VMS
12 6 (1.72%) Windows 8
12 6 (1.72%) zOS
13 4 (1.15%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.86%) CentOS
14 3 (0.86%) Debian
14 3 (0.86%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (16.09%) ITIL
2 52 (14.94%) Problem-Solving
3 38 (10.92%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (8.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 28 (8.05%) Migration
6 24 (6.90%) DevOps
7 22 (6.32%) Service Management
8 21 (6.03%) Scrum
9 15 (4.31%) Disaster Recovery
9 15 (4.31%) Service Delivery
10 14 (4.02%) Unit Testing
11 13 (3.74%) Change Management
11 13 (3.74%) Front End Development
11 13 (3.74%) Software Engineering
12 12 (3.45%) Configuration Management
12 12 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (3.16%) TDD
14 10 (2.87%) Continuous Integration
14 10 (2.87%) Deployment Automation
14 10 (2.87%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 42 (12.07%) SQL
2 29 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 24 (6.90%) VB
4 23 (6.61%) Java
4 23 (6.61%) JavaScript
5 18 (5.17%) C#
6 12 (3.45%) C++
7 9 (2.59%) Python
7 9 (2.59%) Shell Script
7 9 (2.59%) VBScript
8 7 (2.01%) Bash Shell
8 7 (2.01%) T-SQL
9 6 (1.72%) VC++
10 5 (1.44%) Go
10 5 (1.44%) Ruby
11 4 (1.15%) Java 8
11 4 (1.15%) JCL
11 4 (1.15%) Perl
11 4 (1.15%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.86%) Scala
Qualifications
1 22 (6.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (5.46%) MCSE
3 12 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (3.16%) Degree
5 9 (2.59%) CCNA
6 8 (2.30%) ISEB
6 8 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (2.01%) CCNP
7 7 (2.01%) MCTS
8 6 (1.72%) DBS Check
8 6 (1.72%) MCP
8 6 (1.72%) MCSA
8 6 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 6 (1.72%) Security Cleared
9 5 (1.44%) MCITP
10 4 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (1.15%) SC Cleared
11 2 (0.57%) AWS Certification
11 2 (0.57%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.45%) SLA
2 11 (3.16%) QA
3 7 (2.01%) GDPR
4 4 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.57%) GCP
5 2 (0.57%) WCAG
6 1 (0.29%) COBIT
6 1 (0.29%) COSO
System Software
1 131 (37.64%) Active Directory
2 39 (11.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (7.76%) Hyper-V
4 16 (4.60%) vSphere
5 13 (3.74%) XenApp
6 9 (2.59%) XenDesktop
7 8 (2.30%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (1.72%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (1.44%) Forefront TMG
9 5 (1.44%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (1.44%) Terminal Services
10 4 (1.15%) Docker
10 4 (1.15%) VMware NSX
11 3 (0.86%) NFS
11 3 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.86%) XenServer
12 2 (0.57%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.57%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 2 (0.57%) SRDF
12 2 (0.57%) Xen
Systems Management
1 36 (10.34%) SCCM
2 19 (5.46%) Ansible
3 16 (4.60%) Terraform
4 14 (4.02%) Puppet
5 9 (2.59%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (2.59%) SCOM
6 6 (1.72%) Packer
7 5 (1.44%) NetBackup
7 5 (1.44%) SCVMM
7 5 (1.44%) WSUS
8 4 (1.15%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (1.15%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (1.15%) Tivoli
8 4 (1.15%) vMotion
8 4 (1.15%) vRealize
9 3 (0.86%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (0.86%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.86%) Salt
9 3 (0.86%) TADDM
Vendors
1 132 (37.93%) Microsoft
2 63 (18.10%) VMware
3 53 (15.23%) Citrix
4 43 (12.36%) Cisco
5 16 (4.60%) HP
6 12 (3.45%) Oracle
7 11 (3.16%) Remedy
8 8 (2.30%) McAfee
9 7 (2.01%) IronPort
9 7 (2.01%) NetApp
9 7 (2.01%) Veeam
10 6 (1.72%) Apple
10 6 (1.72%) EMC
10 6 (1.72%) Google
10 6 (1.72%) Ivanti
10 6 (1.72%) Moogsoft
11 5 (1.44%) Lotus
11 5 (1.44%) Meraki
11 5 (1.44%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.44%) Xerox