The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Salford with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
Manchester / Salford
Rank 7 17 7
Rank change year-on-year +10 -10  
Contract jobs citing Windows 16 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Salford 20.78% 4.76% 8.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.48% 22.22% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 0
Median daily rate £450 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.45% +6.89%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Salford with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Salford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 33 9 5
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Salford 42.86% 21.43% 21.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 8 2
Median daily rate £425 £425 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +34.92%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Salford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Salford citing Windows as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Salford

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Salford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in Salford.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Salford

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Salford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Salford over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Salford

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Salford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows in Salford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Salford

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Salford

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Salford region with a requirement for Windows.

1 24 (82.76%) LAN
1 24 (82.76%) WAN
2 23 (79.31%) VoIP
2 23 (79.31%) TCP/IP
2 23 (79.31%) VPN
2 23 (79.31%) Unix
2 23 (79.31%) Linux
2 23 (79.31%) Apple
2 23 (79.31%) Firewall
2 23 (79.31%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 23 (79.31%) Vulnerability Management
2 23 (79.31%) Patch Management
3 20 (68.97%) CISSP
3 20 (68.97%) SSCP
3 20 (68.97%) SANS
4 19 (65.52%) QRadar
4 19 (65.52%) Elastic Stack
4 19 (65.52%) Splunk
5 18 (62.07%) Network Monitoring
6 14 (48.28%) Cybersecurity
7 13 (44.83%) LogRhythm
7 13 (44.83%) IBM
7 13 (44.83%) Case Management
8 12 (41.38%) Security Operations
8 12 (41.38%) Information Security
8 12 (41.38%) Security Cleared
9 10 (34.48%) SC Cleared
9 10 (34.48%) Security Monitoring
10 9 (31.03%) Cyber Attack
10 9 (31.03%) Open Source

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Salford 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 4 (13.79%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (6.90%) Apache
2 2 (6.90%) IIS
2 2 (6.90%) Jetty
2 2 (6.90%) Mongrel
2 2 (6.90%) nginx
2 2 (6.90%) Tomcat
2 2 (6.90%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.90%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (6.90%) Google App Engine
1 2 (6.90%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 24 (82.76%) LAN
1 24 (82.76%) WAN
2 23 (79.31%) Firewall
2 23 (79.31%) TCP/IP
2 23 (79.31%) VoIP
2 23 (79.31%) VPN
3 4 (13.79%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (13.79%) Wireless
4 3 (10.34%) DNS
5 2 (6.90%) DHCP
5 2 (6.90%) FTP
5 2 (6.90%) HTTP
5 2 (6.90%) IPsec
5 2 (6.90%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) Redis
2 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 5 (17.24%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
1 2 (6.90%) Travis CI
2 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Technical Specialist
2 6 (20.69%) Analyst
2 6 (20.69%) Security Specialist
3 5 (17.24%) DBA
3 5 (17.24%) SQL DBA
4 4 (13.79%) Security Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 3 (10.34%) Senior Security Specialist
6 2 (6.90%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Security Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) SQL Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Technical Security Specialist
7 1 (3.45%) .NET Developer
7 1 (3.45%) ASP Developer
7 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Customer Support Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Database Developer
7 1 (3.45%) SQL Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (65.52%) Elastic Stack
2 7 (24.14%) .NET
3 5 (17.24%) RESTful
3 5 (17.24%) Web Services
4 2 (6.90%) J2EE
4 2 (6.90%) Servlets
5 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (31.03%) Cyber Attack
2 7 (24.14%) Management Information System
3 5 (17.24%) Security Operations Centre
4 4 (13.79%) Replication
5 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
5 1 (3.45%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 23 (79.31%) Linux
1 23 (79.31%) Unix
2 5 (17.24%) Windows Server
2 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (79.31%) Patch Management
1 23 (79.31%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 23 (79.31%) Vulnerability Management
2 18 (62.07%) Network Monitoring
3 14 (48.28%) Cybersecurity
4 13 (44.83%) Case Management
5 12 (41.38%) Information Security
5 12 (41.38%) Security Operations
6 10 (34.48%) Security Monitoring
7 9 (31.03%) Open Source
8 6 (20.69%) Analytics
8 6 (20.69%) Data Analytics
8 6 (20.69%) SIEM
9 5 (17.24%) DevOps
9 5 (17.24%) Migration
9 5 (17.24%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (13.79%) Change Management
10 4 (13.79%) CRM
10 4 (13.79%) Document Management
10 4 (13.79%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.24%) Python
2 4 (13.79%) C++
2 4 (13.79%) SQL
3 2 (6.90%) Java
Qualifications
1 20 (68.97%) CISSP
1 20 (68.97%) SANS
1 20 (68.97%) SSCP
2 12 (41.38%) Security Cleared
3 10 (34.48%) SC Cleared
4 3 (10.34%) DBS Check
5 2 (6.90%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (6.90%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (65.52%) QRadar
2 7 (24.14%) Kibana
2 7 (24.14%) logstash
3 6 (20.69%) Nessus
3 6 (20.69%) Nexpose
3 6 (20.69%) Nmap
4 4 (13.79%) RSA enVision
5 2 (6.90%) Puppet
6 1 (3.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (79.31%) Apple
2 19 (65.52%) Splunk
3 13 (44.83%) IBM
3 13 (44.83%) LogRhythm
4 6 (20.69%) ArcSight
4 6 (20.69%) Intel
4 6 (20.69%) Intel Security
4 6 (20.69%) NetWitness
4 6 (20.69%) Qualys
5 5 (17.24%) Snow
6 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
7 2 (6.90%) Google
7 2 (6.90%) VMware
8 1 (3.45%) HP