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 27 June 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.

Microsoft Windows
Manchester / Salford
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 13 6
Rank change year-on-year +7 -7  
Contract jobs citing Windows 3 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Salford 11.54% 3.03% 9.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.50% 7.69% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £450 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £12.00 - £8.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.38 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.39% +5.64%  

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 8 13 3
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Salford 30.77% 39.39% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 0
Median daily rate £400 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £12.00 - £8.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Salford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Salford

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 14 (73.68%) LAN
1 14 (73.68%) WAN
2 13 (68.42%) VPN
2 13 (68.42%) Unix
2 13 (68.42%) Linux
2 13 (68.42%) Firewall
3 12 (63.16%) IBM
3 12 (63.16%) TCP/IP
3 12 (63.16%) Apple
3 12 (63.16%) VoIP
3 12 (63.16%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 12 (63.16%) Splunk
3 12 (63.16%) Vulnerability Management
3 12 (63.16%) Network Monitoring
3 12 (63.16%) LogRhythm
3 12 (63.16%) Patch Management
3 12 (63.16%) QRadar
3 12 (63.16%) Elastic Stack
4 10 (52.63%) SANS
4 10 (52.63%) Cybersecurity
4 10 (52.63%) CISSP
4 10 (52.63%) SSCP
5 9 (47.37%) Information Security
6 8 (42.11%) Open Source
6 8 (42.11%) Security Operations
7 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
8 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
8 6 (31.58%) Redis
8 6 (31.58%) Kibana
8 6 (31.58%) logstash

Windows
Co-occurring 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 3 (15.79%) Tomcat
2 2 (10.53%) Apache
2 2 (10.53%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (10.53%) IIS
2 2 (10.53%) Jetty
2 2 (10.53%) Mongrel
2 2 (10.53%) nginx
2 2 (10.53%) WebSphere
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (10.53%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (10.53%) Google App Engine
1 2 (10.53%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (5.26%) IaaS
2 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (73.68%) LAN
1 14 (73.68%) WAN
2 13 (68.42%) Firewall
2 13 (68.42%) VPN
3 12 (63.16%) TCP/IP
3 12 (63.16%) VoIP
4 3 (15.79%) DNS
4 3 (15.79%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (15.79%) Wireless
5 2 (10.53%) DHCP
5 2 (10.53%) FTP
5 2 (10.53%) HTTP
5 2 (10.53%) IPsec
5 2 (10.53%) SSL
6 1 (5.26%) Skype
6 1 (5.26%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) Redis
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (5.26%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
1 2 (10.53%) Travis CI
2 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Security Specialist
2 3 (15.79%) DBA
2 3 (15.79%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
2 3 (15.79%) Senior Security Specialist
2 3 (15.79%) SQL DBA
3 2 (10.53%) Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Security Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (5.26%) Customer Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Customer Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Cybersecurity Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Security Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Database Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Security Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (63.16%) Elastic Stack
2 5 (26.32%) .NET
2 5 (26.32%) Web Services
3 4 (21.05%) RESTful
4 2 (10.53%) J2EE
4 2 (10.53%) Servlets
5 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
5 1 (5.26%) CSS
5 1 (5.26%) CSS3
5 1 (5.26%) HTML
5 1 (5.26%) HTML5
5 1 (5.26%) Node.js
5 1 (5.26%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Management Information System
2 4 (21.05%) Cyber Attack
2 4 (21.05%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (10.53%) Replication
4 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 13 (68.42%) Linux
1 13 (68.42%) Unix
2 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.26%) Debian
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Network Monitoring
1 12 (63.16%) Patch Management
1 12 (63.16%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 12 (63.16%) Vulnerability Management
2 10 (52.63%) Cybersecurity
3 9 (47.37%) Information Security
4 8 (42.11%) Open Source
4 8 (42.11%) Security Operations
5 6 (31.58%) Case Management
6 5 (26.32%) DevOps
6 5 (26.32%) SIEM
7 3 (15.79%) Migration
7 3 (15.79%) Process Improvement
7 3 (15.79%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (15.79%) Security Monitoring
8 2 (10.53%) Change Management
8 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
8 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (10.53%) CRM
8 2 (10.53%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) Python
2 3 (15.79%) Java
3 2 (10.53%) C++
3 2 (10.53%) SQL
4 1 (5.26%) Delphi
4 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (52.63%) CISSP
1 10 (52.63%) SANS
1 10 (52.63%) SSCP
2 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
3 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
4 2 (10.53%) DBS Check
5 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (10.53%) Xen
3 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (63.16%) QRadar
2 6 (31.58%) Kibana
2 6 (31.58%) logstash
3 3 (15.79%) RSA enVision
4 2 (10.53%) Puppet
5 1 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) Apple
1 12 (63.16%) IBM
1 12 (63.16%) LogRhythm
1 12 (63.16%) Splunk
2 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
3 4 (21.05%) VMware
4 2 (10.53%) Google
5 1 (5.26%) HP