Period
to 20 May 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 May 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 13 7
Rank change year-on-year 0 -6 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 310 254 396
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 10.19% 9.45% 10.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.90% 53.70% 55.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 154 183
Manchester median daily rate £350 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +4.84%
10th Percentile £120 £154 £120
90th Percentile £525 £500 £485
North West median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 25 38
Manchester median hourly rate £17.43 £15.50 £15.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.45% +2.48% +12.04%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.15 £10.93
90th Percentile £40.60 £38.00 £35.63
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -3.23% -6.06% +17.86%

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 609 473 711
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 20.03% 17.60% 19.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 314 366
Manchester median daily rate £400 £389 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.89% +11.07% -
10th Percentile £162 £173 £163
90th Percentile £575 £525 £499
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 26 39
Manchester median hourly rate £21.00 £15.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.48% +1.64% +12.96%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.16 £10.95
90th Percentile £41.00 £37.50 £36.80
North West median hourly rate £15.25 £15.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.17% -1.56% +14.29%

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 May 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 May 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 May 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 +6 28 £188 -55.88% 9
Stockport +12 27 £413 -36.54% 16
Altrincham +3 6 - - 8
Cheadle - 3 £423 - 8
Bolton -5 2 £450 +30.43% 8
Oldham +1 1 - - 5
Wigan - 1 - - 6
Windows
North West

For the 6 months to 20 May 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.

1 127 (40.97%) Microsoft
2 104 (33.55%) Windows Server
3 102 (32.90%) Active Directory
4 66 (21.29%) Windows 7
5 63 (20.32%) Linux
6 62 (20.00%) Windows 10
7 60 (19.35%) VMware
8 59 (19.03%) SQL
8 59 (19.03%) ITIL
9 50 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
10 44 (14.19%) SQL Server
11 43 (13.87%) Windows Server 2012
12 41 (13.23%) Citrix
13 39 (12.58%) Microsoft Azure
14 38 (12.26%) Windows Server 2008
14 38 (12.26%) DevOps
15 37 (11.94%) VMware Infrastructure
16 34 (10.97%) PowerShell
17 32 (10.32%) Cisco
18 30 (9.68%) Microsoft Office
18 30 (9.68%) Migration
18 30 (9.68%) Android
19 29 (9.35%) Service Management
20 28 (9.03%) .NET
21 27 (8.71%) REST
22 26 (8.39%) Office 365
22 26 (8.39%) Self-Motivation
23 25 (8.06%) Problem-Solving
23 25 (8.06%) Amazon AWS
24 24 (7.74%) Apple iOS

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 16 (5.16%) MS Exchange
2 13 (4.19%) Skype for Business
3 9 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (2.26%) Tomcat
5 6 (1.94%) Confluence
5 6 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (1.94%) IIS
6 5 (1.61%) Apache
7 4 (1.29%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.97%) Drupal
8 3 (0.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.97%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.65%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.65%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.65%) JBoss
10 1 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.32%) CICS
10 1 (0.32%) CMS
10 1 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 30 (9.68%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (4.84%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (1.29%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.65%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.29%) Elite 3E
1 4 (1.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 39 (12.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (8.39%) Office 365
3 25 (8.06%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (3.87%) IaaS
5 11 (3.55%) PaaS
6 9 (2.90%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (2.58%) SaaS
8 2 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.65%) Slack
9 1 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.32%) G Suite
9 1 (0.32%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.32%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.45%) TCP/IP
2 19 (6.13%) DNS
3 17 (5.48%) DHCP
4 15 (4.84%) VPN
5 14 (4.52%) SAN
6 13 (4.19%) Skype
6 13 (4.19%) WAN
7 12 (3.87%) Firewall
7 12 (3.87%) LAN
8 6 (1.94%) NAS
9 5 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (1.29%) SMS
10 4 (1.29%) VoIP
10 4 (1.29%) Wireshark
11 3 (0.97%) Broadband
11 3 (0.97%) Converged Networks
11 3 (0.97%) HTTP
11 3 (0.97%) SSL
12 2 (0.65%) Ethernet
12 2 (0.65%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (14.19%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.23%) MySQL
3 9 (2.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (1.94%) Big Data
5 6 (1.94%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.61%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.97%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.65%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.65%) DTS
9 2 (0.65%) MS Access
9 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.32%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 17 (5.48%) Visual Studio
2 15 (4.84%) Axure RP
3 13 (4.19%) Git (software)
4 12 (3.87%) Jenkins
5 10 (3.23%) JIRA
6 7 (2.26%) Karma Test Runner
6 7 (2.26%) Protractor
6 7 (2.26%) Subversion
7 6 (1.94%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (0.97%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.97%) FishEye
8 3 (0.97%) Gradle
8 3 (0.97%) MSI
8 3 (0.97%) Selenium
8 3 (0.97%) SonarQube
8 3 (0.97%) WinDbg
9 2 (0.65%) Burp Suite
9 2 (0.65%) JMeter
9 2 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (0.65%) WiX
General
1 22 (7.10%) Finance
2 13 (4.19%) Law
3 11 (3.55%) Legal
4 10 (3.23%) Banking
4 10 (3.23%) Publishing
5 8 (2.58%) Investment Banking
5 8 (2.58%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.26%) Back Office
6 7 (2.26%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.94%) Retail
8 4 (1.29%) Billing
8 4 (1.29%) General Ledger
9 3 (0.97%) Marketing
10 2 (0.65%) Electronics
10 2 (0.65%) French Language
10 2 (0.65%) Games
11 1 (0.32%) Automotive
11 1 (0.32%) Local Government
11 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 52 (16.77%) Analyst
2 34 (10.97%) Developer
3 28 (9.03%) Service Analyst
3 28 (9.03%) Service Desk Analyst
4 26 (8.39%) Consultant
5 24 (7.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 21 (6.77%) DevOps Engineer
7 19 (6.13%) Desktop Support
8 17 (5.48%) 1st Line Support
8 17 (5.48%) Architect
9 14 (4.52%) IT Analyst
9 14 (4.52%) Support Engineer
9 14 (4.52%) Windows Engineer
10 12 (3.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 11 (3.55%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
11 11 (3.55%) 2nd Line Support
11 11 (3.55%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 11 (3.55%) IT Engineer
11 11 (3.55%) IT Support
11 11 (3.55%) Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (9.03%) .NET
2 27 (8.71%) REST
3 18 (5.81%) AngularJS
4 15 (4.84%) CSS
4 15 (4.84%) CSS3
4 15 (4.84%) LESS
4 15 (4.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 13 (4.19%) Web Services
6 12 (3.87%) XML
7 9 (2.90%) .NET Framework
7 9 (2.90%) Middleware
8 6 (1.94%) HTML
8 6 (1.94%) JSON
8 6 (1.94%) WPF
9 5 (1.61%) ASP.NET
9 5 (1.61%) COM
9 5 (1.61%) jQuery
9 5 (1.61%) SOAP
10 4 (1.29%) Java EE
10 4 (1.29%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.39%) Self-Motivation
2 24 (7.74%) Management Information System
3 20 (6.45%) Blackberry
4 17 (5.48%) Data Centre
5 16 (5.16%) User Experience
6 10 (3.23%) iPhone
7 8 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (2.58%) Data Structures
7 8 (2.58%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.94%) NHS
9 5 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (1.29%) CMDB
10 4 (1.29%) Life Science
10 4 (1.29%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.97%) Clustering
12 2 (0.65%) EPoS
12 2 (0.65%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.65%) Replication
12 2 (0.65%) Security Operations Centre
12 2 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 104 (33.55%) Windows Server
2 66 (21.29%) Windows 7
3 63 (20.32%) Linux
4 62 (20.00%) Windows 10
5 43 (13.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 38 (12.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (9.68%) Android
8 24 (7.74%) Apple iOS
9 18 (5.81%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (4.84%) Unix
11 10 (3.23%) Windows XP
12 7 (2.26%) Windows 8
13 5 (1.61%) AIX
13 5 (1.61%) CentOS
13 5 (1.61%) Ubuntu
14 4 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (1.29%) SUSE
15 3 (0.97%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.97%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.97%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (19.03%) ITIL
2 50 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (12.26%) DevOps
4 30 (9.68%) Migration
5 29 (9.35%) Service Management
6 25 (8.06%) Problem-Solving
7 23 (7.42%) Scrum
8 18 (5.81%) Service Delivery
9 13 (4.19%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (4.19%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (3.87%) Front End Development
10 12 (3.87%) Unit Testing
11 11 (3.55%) Configuration Management
11 11 (3.55%) Deployment Automation
11 11 (3.55%) Disaster Recovery
11 11 (3.55%) Server Building
12 10 (3.23%) Collaborative Working
12 10 (3.23%) Data Analysis
12 10 (3.23%) Software Engineering
13 9 (2.90%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (19.03%) SQL
2 34 (10.97%) PowerShell
3 24 (7.74%) JavaScript
4 21 (6.77%) Java
5 20 (6.45%) C#
6 15 (4.84%) Python
7 13 (4.19%) VB
8 12 (3.87%) C++
9 7 (2.26%) Bash Shell
9 7 (2.26%) Shell Script
10 6 (1.94%) C
10 6 (1.94%) Perl
10 6 (1.94%) Ruby
10 6 (1.94%) T-SQL
10 6 (1.94%) VBScript
11 5 (1.61%) Java 8
11 5 (1.61%) PHP
12 4 (1.29%) Go
12 4 (1.29%) XPath
13 3 (0.97%) Scala
Qualifications
1 23 (7.42%) ITIL Certification
2 13 (4.19%) MCP
2 13 (4.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (3.23%) MCSE
4 8 (2.58%) Degree
5 6 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.61%) DBS Check
7 4 (1.29%) CCNA
7 4 (1.29%) CCNP
7 4 (1.29%) MOS
7 4 (1.29%) Security Cleared
8 3 (0.97%) CISM
8 3 (0.97%) CISSP
8 3 (0.97%) ISEB
8 3 (0.97%) MCITP
8 3 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.97%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.65%) CCDP
9 2 (0.65%) CCIE
9 2 (0.65%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.52%) QA
2 7 (2.26%) GDPR
3 6 (1.94%) SLA
4 5 (1.61%) GCP
5 3 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.65%) WCAG
7 1 (0.32%) COBIT
7 1 (0.32%) COSO
System Software
1 102 (32.90%) Active Directory
2 37 (11.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (5.48%) Hyper-V
4 16 (5.16%) vSphere
5 10 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (3.23%) XenApp
6 8 (2.58%) Docker
6 8 (2.58%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (1.94%) XenDesktop
8 5 (1.61%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (1.29%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.97%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (0.97%) Time Sharing Option
10 3 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.97%) XenServer
11 1 (0.32%) Gluster
11 1 (0.32%) iptables
11 1 (0.32%) NFS
11 1 (0.32%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.32%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 21 (6.77%) SCCM
2 15 (4.84%) Ansible
3 9 (2.90%) Puppet
4 7 (2.26%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (2.26%) SCOM
4 7 (2.26%) WSUS
5 6 (1.94%) Kubernetes
5 6 (1.94%) Terraform
6 4 (1.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (1.29%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (1.29%) SCVMM
7 3 (0.97%) FlexNet
7 3 (0.97%) HP ALM
7 3 (0.97%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.97%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.65%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.65%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.65%) TADDM
Vendors
1 127 (40.97%) Microsoft
2 60 (19.35%) VMware
3 41 (13.23%) Citrix
4 32 (10.32%) Cisco
5 21 (6.77%) HP
6 14 (4.52%) Oracle
7 8 (2.58%) SAP
7 8 (2.58%) Xamarin
8 7 (2.26%) Apple
8 7 (2.26%) Veeam
9 6 (1.94%) Google
9 6 (1.94%) Ivanti
9 6 (1.94%) NetApp
10 5 (1.61%) EMC
10 5 (1.61%) IBM
10 5 (1.61%) IronPort
10 5 (1.61%) McAfee
10 5 (1.61%) Red Hat
10 5 (1.61%) Symantec
11 4 (1.29%) Micro Focus