Period
to 24 April 2019

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 April 2019 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 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 14 11
Rank change year-on-year +6 -3 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 359 281 280
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 12.67% 9.36% 10.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.26% 48.78% 52.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 147 188
Manchester median daily rate £350 £370 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.41% +12.12% +3.13%
10th Percentile £130 £120 £129
90th Percentile £545 £518 £496
North West median daily rate £350 £360 £348
% change year-on-year -2.78% +3.60% +2.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 47 16
Manchester median hourly rate £16.00 £17.43 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.20% +16.20% -4.76%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.30 £10.88
90th Percentile £25.67 £40.80 £18.88
North West median hourly rate £16.63 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +10.83% -3.23% -8.82%

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 586 576 530
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 20.68% 19.18% 19.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 382 355 370
Manchester median daily rate £400 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +12.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £153 £175 £162
90th Percentile £600 £570 £513
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 53 16
Manchester median hourly rate £16.00 £17.43 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.20% +16.20% -4.76%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.60 £10.88
90th Percentile £31.27 £40.00 £18.88
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £15.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year +7.19% -0.88% -4.99%

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 April 2019.

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 April 2019.

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 April 2019. 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 +1 21 £425 +126.67% 4
Rochdale +9 11 £140 - 1
Bolton +2 10 £330 -26.67% 1
Stockport -6 7 £320 -16.07% 6
Altrincham -6 4 £138 -
Bury - 2 £270 -
Cheadle 0 1 £140 -66.86% 1
Sale - 1 £288 -
Windows
North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2019, 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.

1 127 (35.38%) Windows 10
2 98 (27.30%) Microsoft
2 98 (27.30%) Active Directory
3 85 (23.68%) Linux
4 80 (22.28%) Windows 7
5 78 (21.73%) Windows Server
6 71 (19.78%) Office 365
7 64 (17.83%) VMware
8 61 (16.99%) SQL
9 59 (16.43%) SCCM
10 51 (14.21%) Microsoft Azure
10 51 (14.21%) DevOps
11 50 (13.93%) TCP/IP
12 45 (12.53%) Security Cleared
12 45 (12.53%) Problem-Solving
13 44 (12.26%) Unix
13 44 (12.26%) Citrix
14 42 (11.70%) VPN
15 41 (11.42%) LAN
15 41 (11.42%) Firewall
16 40 (11.14%) ITIL
17 39 (10.86%) SQL Server
18 35 (9.75%) WAN
18 35 (9.75%) Finance
18 35 (9.75%) VMware Infrastructure
19 33 (9.19%) Migration
19 33 (9.19%) Patch Management
20 32 (8.91%) SC Cleared
21 31 (8.64%) Splunk
21 31 (8.64%) Apple

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 25 (6.96%) MS Exchange
2 11 (3.06%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.23%) Skype for Business
4 7 (1.95%) IIS
5 4 (1.11%) Apache
5 4 (1.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.28%) CMS
8 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.28%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.28%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.28%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 29 (8.08%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.95%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.28%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.28%) InDesign
5 1 (0.28%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (1.67%) Eikon
2 3 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.56%) OPENHousing
4 1 (0.28%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 71 (19.78%) Office 365
2 51 (14.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (7.80%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (3.06%) AWS CloudFormation
4 11 (3.06%) Google Cloud Platform
5 10 (2.79%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (1.95%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (1.11%) IaaS
7 4 (1.11%) PaaS
7 4 (1.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (0.84%) AWS OpsWorks
8 3 (0.84%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.84%) SaaS
9 2 (0.56%) G Suite
9 2 (0.56%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.28%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.28%) GitHub
10 1 (0.28%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.28%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 50 (13.93%) TCP/IP
2 42 (11.70%) VPN
3 41 (11.42%) Firewall
3 41 (11.42%) LAN
4 35 (9.75%) WAN
5 28 (7.80%) VoIP
6 24 (6.69%) DNS
7 18 (5.01%) DHCP
8 13 (3.62%) Intrusion Detection
9 11 (3.06%) Skype
10 10 (2.79%) SAN
11 9 (2.51%) HTTP
11 9 (2.51%) VLAN
12 8 (2.23%) FTP
12 8 (2.23%) IPsec
13 7 (1.95%) MPLS
14 6 (1.67%) Cisco IOS
14 6 (1.67%) PBX
15 5 (1.39%) IP Telephony
16 3 (0.84%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (10.86%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.51%) Azure SQL Database
3 7 (1.95%) DB2
3 7 (1.95%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 5 (1.39%) MySQL
4 5 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.84%) EDRMS
5 3 (0.84%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.56%) IDOL
6 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.28%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.28%) Essbase
7 1 (0.28%) GIS
7 1 (0.28%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.28%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 27 (7.52%) Jenkins
2 16 (4.46%) AdminStudio
2 16 (4.46%) MSI
3 12 (3.34%) Git (software)
3 12 (3.34%) Wise Package Studio
4 9 (2.51%) GitLab
5 6 (1.67%) TeamCity
6 5 (1.39%) Visual Studio
7 4 (1.11%) InstallShield
7 4 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.56%) Axure RP
8 2 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.56%) Protractor
8 2 (0.56%) Subversion
8 2 (0.56%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.28%) Babel
9 1 (0.28%) eggPlant
9 1 (0.28%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (0.28%) SonarQube
General
1 35 (9.75%) Finance
2 18 (5.01%) Banking
3 12 (3.34%) Billing
4 11 (3.06%) Law
5 7 (1.95%) Legal
5 7 (1.95%) Retail
6 6 (1.67%) Front Office
6 6 (1.67%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.39%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.39%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.39%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.56%) Advertising
8 2 (0.56%) Local Government
9 1 (0.28%) Automotive
9 1 (0.28%) Back Office
9 1 (0.28%) Marketing
9 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 46 (12.81%) Analyst
2 28 (7.80%) DevOps Engineer
3 27 (7.52%) Windows Engineer
4 26 (7.24%) Applications Packager
5 20 (5.57%) Support Engineer
6 17 (4.74%) Developer
7 16 (4.46%) AWS Engineer
8 15 (4.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 15 (4.18%) Security Analyst
8 15 (4.18%) Support Analyst
9 14 (3.90%) 2nd Line Support
9 14 (3.90%) Architect
9 14 (3.90%) Deployment Engineer
10 12 (3.34%) Azure Engineer
11 10 (2.79%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 10 (2.79%) AWS DevOps
11 10 (2.79%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 10 (2.79%) IT Support
11 10 (2.79%) Project Manager
11 10 (2.79%) Windows Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (8.08%) .NET
2 26 (7.24%) Elastic Stack
3 11 (3.06%) OCX
4 6 (1.67%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (1.39%) Middleware
6 3 (0.84%) AngularJS
6 3 (0.84%) REST
6 3 (0.84%) WinForms
7 2 (0.56%) CSS
7 2 (0.56%) CSS3
7 2 (0.56%) Ghostscript
7 2 (0.56%) ISPF
7 2 (0.56%) LESS
7 2 (0.56%) ODBC
7 2 (0.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (0.56%) Web Services
7 2 (0.56%) XML
8 1 (0.28%) .NET Core
8 1 (0.28%) Jest
8 1 (0.28%) Socket.IO
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.24%) Cyberattack
2 21 (5.85%) Management Information System
3 15 (4.18%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (4.18%) Data Centre
3 15 (4.18%) Driving Licence
4 9 (2.51%) Security Operations Centre
5 7 (1.95%) Blackberry
5 7 (1.95%) Linux Command Line
6 6 (1.67%) Clustering
6 6 (1.67%) Fixed Income
7 5 (1.39%) Equities
7 5 (1.39%) Hedge funds
8 4 (1.11%) Fintech
8 4 (1.11%) Replication
8 4 (1.11%) Smartphone
8 4 (1.11%) User Experience
9 3 (0.84%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (0.84%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.84%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 127 (35.38%) Windows 10
2 85 (23.68%) Linux
3 80 (22.28%) Windows 7
4 78 (21.73%) Windows Server
5 44 (12.26%) Unix
6 28 (7.80%) Windows XP
7 23 (6.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (5.57%) Windows 8
8 20 (5.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (4.46%) Android
10 11 (3.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (2.79%) Apple iOS
11 10 (2.79%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (2.51%) CentOS
13 5 (1.39%) Solaris
14 3 (0.84%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.56%) HPUX
15 2 (0.56%) zOS
16 1 (0.28%) AIX
16 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (14.21%) DevOps
2 45 (12.53%) Problem-Solving
3 40 (11.14%) ITIL
4 33 (9.19%) Migration
4 33 (9.19%) Patch Management
5 30 (8.36%) Information Security
6 29 (8.08%) Application Packaging
6 29 (8.08%) Open Source
7 28 (7.80%) Cybersecurity
8 26 (7.24%) Case Management
8 26 (7.24%) Network Monitoring
8 26 (7.24%) User Acceptance Testing
8 26 (7.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 26 (7.24%) Vulnerability Management
9 23 (6.41%) SIEM
10 20 (5.57%) Agile Software Development
10 20 (5.57%) Configuration Management
11 19 (5.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 17 (4.74%) Application Virtualisation
13 16 (4.46%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 61 (16.99%) SQL
2 29 (8.08%) C#
3 28 (7.80%) Bash Shell
4 21 (5.85%) Python
5 18 (5.01%) VBScript
6 17 (4.74%) PowerShell
7 16 (4.46%) Java
7 16 (4.46%) VB
8 8 (2.23%) T-SQL
8 8 (2.23%) VB.NET
9 6 (1.67%) Ruby
10 5 (1.39%) JavaScript
10 5 (1.39%) PHP
10 5 (1.39%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.11%) Perl
11 4 (1.11%) VBA
12 3 (0.84%) C
12 3 (0.84%) C++
13 2 (0.56%) AWK
13 2 (0.56%) JCL
Qualifications
1 45 (12.53%) Security Cleared
2 32 (8.91%) SC Cleared
3 16 (4.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (3.62%) Degree
5 10 (2.79%) CISSP
5 10 (2.79%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (2.51%) MCSE
7 6 (1.67%) CCNA
7 6 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.67%) SSCP
8 5 (1.39%) MCITP
8 5 (1.39%) MCSA
8 5 (1.39%) MCTS
8 5 (1.39%) SANS
9 4 (1.11%) MCP
10 3 (0.84%) CCNP
10 3 (0.84%) CISM
10 3 (0.84%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.69%) SLA
2 12 (3.34%) QA
3 4 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.56%) COBIT
4 2 (0.56%) COSO
4 2 (0.56%) GDPR
5 1 (0.28%) PA-DSS
5 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.28%) PMO
System Software
1 98 (27.30%) Active Directory
2 35 (9.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (5.85%) Microsoft App-V
4 19 (5.29%) Docker
5 12 (3.34%) Virtual Desktop
6 11 (3.06%) vSphere
6 11 (3.06%) XenApp
7 7 (1.95%) Hyper-V
7 7 (1.95%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (1.95%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.11%) BitLocker
8 4 (1.11%) Cygwin
9 3 (0.84%) NFS
9 3 (0.84%) RACF
10 2 (0.56%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.56%) Time Sharing Option
10 2 (0.56%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.28%) Samba
11 1 (0.28%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 59 (16.43%) SCCM
2 19 (5.29%) Puppet
3 18 (5.01%) QRadar
4 17 (4.74%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (4.74%) Terraform
5 15 (4.18%) Kubernetes
6 13 (3.62%) Ansible
7 8 (2.23%) Salt
8 7 (1.95%) Oracle Identity Management
9 6 (1.67%) logstash
9 6 (1.67%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (1.11%) BladeLogic
10 4 (1.11%) Microsoft Clustering
11 3 (0.84%) AirWatch
11 3 (0.84%) Grafana
11 3 (0.84%) Packer
11 3 (0.84%) PaperCut
11 3 (0.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 3 (0.84%) WSUS
12 2 (0.56%) Kibana
Vendors
1 98 (27.30%) Microsoft
2 64 (17.83%) VMware
3 44 (12.26%) Citrix
4 31 (8.64%) Apple
4 31 (8.64%) Splunk
5 26 (7.24%) AlienVault
6 22 (6.13%) IBM
7 18 (5.01%) McAfee
7 18 (5.01%) Oracle
8 14 (3.90%) Google
8 14 (3.90%) Red Hat
9 13 (3.62%) Cisco
9 13 (3.62%) Ivanti
10 11 (3.06%) HP
10 11 (3.06%) Xerox
11 10 (2.79%) Dell
12 9 (2.51%) NetApp
13 8 (2.23%) Veeam
14 7 (1.95%) Sophos
15 6 (1.67%) Reuters