Period
to 20 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 11 8
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 409 294 384
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 13.20% 10.34% 10.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.21% 53.36% 51.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 154 245
Manchester median daily rate £333 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.31% -7.14% +27.27%
10th Percentile £110 £113 £139
90th Percentile £475 £525 £574
North West median daily rate £346 £314 £363
% change year-on-year +10.38% -13.45% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 48 35
Manchester median hourly rate £20.50 £17.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.59% +15.25% +9.26%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.05 £9.65
90th Percentile £32.00 £40.00 £36.10
North West median hourly rate £17.41 £16.31 £14.00
% change year-on-year +6.73% +16.52% -6.67%

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 637 551 743
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 20.56% 19.39% 20.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 328 477
Manchester median daily rate £365 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.75% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £127 £155 £205
90th Percentile £538 £544 £525
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 56 41
Manchester median hourly rate £20.50 £19.13 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.19% +27.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £11.01 £11.21 £10.25
90th Percentile £32.00 £42.88 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £17.41 £17.47 £14.34
% change year-on-year -0.31% +21.79% -6.03%

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 October 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 October 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 October 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 21 £190 -55.29% 9
Bolton +7 11 £335 +34.00% 6
Stockport 0 10 £185 +13.50% 24
Oldham 0 3 - - 7
Wigan -2 1 - - 6
Rochdale -5 1 - - 2
Windows
North West

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 171 (41.81%) Microsoft
2 149 (36.43%) Active Directory
3 130 (31.78%) Windows Server
4 126 (30.81%) Windows 10
5 81 (19.80%) VMware
6 79 (19.32%) Windows 7
7 78 (19.07%) Office 365
8 65 (15.89%) Linux
9 63 (15.40%) ITIL
10 58 (14.18%) Cisco
10 58 (14.18%) SCCM
11 57 (13.94%) Citrix
12 53 (12.96%) Problem-Solving
13 47 (11.49%) Microsoft Office
13 47 (11.49%) MS Exchange
14 44 (10.76%) SQL
15 43 (10.51%) Microsoft Azure
16 42 (10.27%) Unix
16 42 (10.27%) DNS
17 39 (9.54%) TCP/IP
17 39 (9.54%) VMware Infrastructure
17 39 (9.54%) PowerShell
18 37 (9.05%) Migration
19 35 (8.56%) NHS
20 34 (8.31%) Hyper-V
20 34 (8.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 33 (8.07%) Microsoft Certification
21 33 (8.07%) DHCP
22 30 (7.33%) SQL Server
22 30 (7.33%) Windows Server 2012

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 (11.49%) MS Exchange
2 22 (5.38%) Skype for Business
3 20 (4.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2013
5 13 (3.18%) IIS
6 7 (1.71%) SharePoint
7 6 (1.47%) IBM Notes
8 5 (1.22%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.98%) Confluence
9 4 (0.98%) nginx
10 3 (0.73%) Apache
11 2 (0.49%) CloudStack
11 2 (0.49%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.49%) Tuxedo
12 1 (0.24%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.24%) CICS
12 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.24%) JBoss
Applications
1 47 (11.49%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.22%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (2.44%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 78 (19.07%) Office 365
2 43 (10.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (5.38%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (2.20%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (1.96%) Amazon ELB
5 8 (1.96%) IaaS
6 7 (1.71%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (1.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 6 (1.47%) PaaS
8 5 (1.22%) SaaS
9 4 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.98%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.24%) G Suite
11 1 (0.24%) GitHub
11 1 (0.24%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.24%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 42 (10.27%) DNS
2 39 (9.54%) TCP/IP
3 33 (8.07%) DHCP
4 27 (6.60%) WAN
5 26 (6.36%) Firewall
5 26 (6.36%) LAN
6 24 (5.87%) VPN
7 19 (4.65%) Skype
8 17 (4.16%) SAN
9 15 (3.67%) VoIP
10 11 (2.69%) Internet
11 9 (2.20%) HTTPS
11 9 (2.20%) SSL
12 8 (1.96%) HTTP
12 8 (1.96%) NAS
13 6 (1.47%) PuTTY
13 6 (1.47%) VLAN
14 5 (1.22%) Cisco ASA
14 5 (1.22%) iSCSI
14 5 (1.22%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (7.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (1.47%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (1.47%) MySQL
4 5 (1.22%) Oracle Database
5 4 (0.98%) RDBMS
5 4 (0.98%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.49%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.49%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.24%) Big Data
7 1 (0.24%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (3.67%) Jenkins
2 11 (2.69%) MSI
3 7 (1.71%) JIRA
4 6 (1.47%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.22%) Axure RP
5 5 (1.22%) Karma Test Runner
5 5 (1.22%) Selenium
6 4 (0.98%) Protractor
6 4 (0.98%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.98%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (0.73%) AdminStudio
8 2 (0.49%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.49%) C++Builder
8 2 (0.49%) Gradle
8 2 (0.49%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.49%) Wise Package Studio
9 1 (0.24%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.24%) Burp Suite
9 1 (0.24%) Hudson
General
1 21 (5.13%) Banking
1 21 (5.13%) Finance
2 13 (3.18%) Retail
3 10 (2.44%) Legal
4 9 (2.20%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.96%) Law
6 5 (1.22%) French Language
6 5 (1.22%) German Language
6 5 (1.22%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.98%) Back Office
7 4 (0.98%) Danish Language
7 4 (0.98%) Hungarian Language
7 4 (0.98%) Latvian Language
7 4 (0.98%) Norwegian Language
7 4 (0.98%) Swedish Language
8 3 (0.73%) Automotive
9 2 (0.49%) Billing
9 2 (0.49%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.49%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.24%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 70 (17.11%) Analyst
2 36 (8.80%) Windows Engineer
3 30 (7.33%) Rollout Engineer
3 30 (7.33%) Windows Rollout Engineer
4 29 (7.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 25 (6.11%) Desktop Support
6 24 (5.87%) Support Engineer
7 23 (5.62%) Support Analyst
8 22 (5.38%) Developer
9 21 (5.13%) Service Analyst
9 21 (5.13%) Service Desk Analyst
10 18 (4.40%) 1st Line Support
10 18 (4.40%) 2nd Line Support
10 18 (4.40%) Applications Support
11 16 (3.91%) Architect
11 16 (3.91%) Consultant
11 16 (3.91%) Deployment Engineer
11 16 (3.91%) IT Support
12 15 (3.67%) Applications Packager
12 15 (3.67%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (6.36%) .NET
2 14 (3.42%) Middleware
3 8 (1.96%) ISPF
4 6 (1.47%) REST
5 5 (1.22%) AngularJS
5 5 (1.22%) CSS
5 5 (1.22%) CSS3
5 5 (1.22%) LESS
5 5 (1.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (0.98%) COM
6 4 (0.98%) JSON
7 3 (0.73%) SOAP
7 3 (0.73%) Web Services
7 3 (0.73%) WinForms
8 2 (0.49%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (0.49%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.49%) jQuery
8 2 (0.49%) OCX
8 2 (0.49%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (0.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (8.56%) NHS
2 21 (5.13%) Blackberry
2 21 (5.13%) Data Centre
3 20 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (4.89%) Management Information System
4 8 (1.96%) CMDB
4 8 (1.96%) Mainframe
5 7 (1.71%) Driving Licence
5 7 (1.71%) User Experience
6 6 (1.47%) iPhone
7 5 (1.22%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.22%) Enterprise Storage
7 5 (1.22%) Fat Client
7 5 (1.22%) Life Science
7 5 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (1.22%) Thin Client
8 4 (0.98%) CCTV
8 4 (0.98%) Fintech
8 4 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (0.98%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 130 (31.78%) Windows Server
2 126 (30.81%) Windows 10
3 79 (19.32%) Windows 7
4 65 (15.89%) Linux
5 42 (10.27%) Unix
6 30 (7.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (6.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (5.13%) Windows XP
9 20 (4.89%) Windows Server 2003
10 19 (4.65%) zOS
11 11 (2.69%) Android
12 10 (2.44%) VMS
13 7 (1.71%) Windows 8
14 6 (1.47%) Apple iOS
15 5 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (0.73%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.49%) CentOS
17 2 (0.49%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.49%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.49%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (15.40%) ITIL
2 53 (12.96%) Problem-Solving
3 37 (9.05%) Migration
4 34 (8.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 26 (6.36%) Service Management
6 22 (5.38%) DevOps
7 20 (4.89%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (3.91%) Disaster Recovery
9 14 (3.42%) ITSM
10 13 (3.18%) Continuous Improvement
10 13 (3.18%) Service Delivery
11 12 (2.93%) Change Management
12 10 (2.44%) Configuration Management
12 10 (2.44%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (2.44%) Informatics
12 10 (2.44%) Patch Management
12 10 (2.44%) Unit Testing
13 9 (2.20%) Deployment Automation
14 8 (1.96%) Asset Management
14 8 (1.96%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 44 (10.76%) SQL
2 39 (9.54%) PowerShell
3 24 (5.87%) Shell Script
4 21 (5.13%) VB
5 16 (3.91%) JCL
6 13 (3.18%) C#
7 10 (2.44%) VBScript
8 9 (2.20%) ActionScript
8 9 (2.20%) ActionScript 2.0
8 9 (2.20%) Java
9 8 (1.96%) JavaScript
10 6 (1.47%) Bash Shell
10 6 (1.47%) VB.NET
11 5 (1.22%) Perl
11 5 (1.22%) Python
11 5 (1.22%) Ruby
11 5 (1.22%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.98%) C++
12 4 (0.98%) VC++
13 2 (0.49%) F#
Qualifications
1 33 (8.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (6.60%) MCSE
3 20 (4.89%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (4.65%) Degree
5 18 (4.40%) CCNA
6 14 (3.42%) MCSA
7 10 (2.44%) Security Cleared
8 8 (1.96%) CCNP
9 7 (1.71%) DBS Check
9 7 (1.71%) ISEB
9 7 (1.71%) MCP
10 6 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (1.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 6 (1.47%) MCTS
11 5 (1.22%) MCITP
11 5 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
12 4 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (0.98%) SC Cleared
13 2 (0.49%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.42%) SLA
2 6 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.98%) QA
4 2 (0.49%) COBIT
4 2 (0.49%) COSO
4 2 (0.49%) GDPR
5 1 (0.24%) WCAG
System Software
1 149 (36.43%) Active Directory
2 39 (9.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (8.31%) Hyper-V
4 16 (3.91%) vSphere
5 14 (3.42%) XenApp
6 10 (2.44%) Virtual Desktop
7 8 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (1.96%) Time Sharing Option
7 8 (1.96%) XenDesktop
8 7 (1.71%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (1.22%) Forefront TMG
9 5 (1.22%) VMware NSX
9 5 (1.22%) XenServer
10 4 (0.98%) Docker
10 4 (0.98%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.98%) Xen
11 3 (0.73%) BitLocker
11 3 (0.73%) NFS
11 3 (0.73%) SRDF
11 3 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 58 (14.18%) SCCM
2 16 (3.91%) Puppet
3 15 (3.67%) Ansible
4 14 (3.42%) Terraform
5 9 (2.20%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (2.20%) SCOM
6 6 (1.47%) NetBackup
6 6 (1.47%) Packer
7 5 (1.22%) vMotion
7 5 (1.22%) vRealize
8 4 (0.98%) Tivoli
8 4 (0.98%) WSUS
9 3 (0.73%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.73%) Salt
9 3 (0.73%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.73%) SnapMirror
9 3 (0.73%) SnapVault
9 3 (0.73%) TADDM
9 3 (0.73%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 171 (41.81%) Microsoft
2 81 (19.80%) VMware
3 58 (14.18%) Cisco
4 57 (13.94%) Citrix
5 24 (5.87%) Remedy
6 19 (4.65%) HP
7 15 (3.67%) Oracle
8 12 (2.93%) Google
9 11 (2.69%) BMC
9 11 (2.69%) IBM
10 9 (2.20%) IBM Sterling
10 9 (2.20%) OpenText
11 8 (1.96%) Apple
11 8 (1.96%) CA
11 8 (1.96%) Fortinet
11 8 (1.96%) IronPort
11 8 (1.96%) Ivanti
11 8 (1.96%) McAfee
12 7 (1.71%) EMC
12 7 (1.71%) NetApp