The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cheshire region that had Windows Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Engineer
Rank 78 75 60
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 3 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.33% 0.30% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.32% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 4
Median daily rate £360 - £258
UK excluding London median daily rate £317 £275 £210
% change year-on-year
+15.09% +30.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £13.00 - £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £15.63
% change year-on-year
-10.29% +8.80%
Windows Engineer
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
864 941 769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.22% 94.57% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 626 566 415
Median daily rate £425 £400 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +7.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.83% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 48 46
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.77 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.88% -1.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £33.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

Windows Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Cheshire region that featured Windows Engineer in the job title.

Windows Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Windows Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Engineer across the Cheshire region.

Windows Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Windows Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Windows Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Windows Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Engineer within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 25 June 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 2 £360 -
Northwich - 1 - -
Windows Engineer
North West

Windows Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, Windows Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region featuring Windows Engineer in the job title.

1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (58.33%) Windows Server
4 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (33.33%) VMware
5 4 (33.33%) ITIL
5 4 (33.33%) MCSA
5 4 (33.33%) Citrix
5 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (33.33%) SCCM
5 4 (33.33%) PowerShell
5 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
6 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
6 3 (25.00%) Finance
6 3 (25.00%) Migration
7 2 (16.67%) Clustering
7 2 (16.67%) Project Management
7 2 (16.67%) DHCP
7 2 (16.67%) DNS
7 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
7 2 (16.67%) SAN
7 2 (16.67%) Red Hat
7 2 (16.67%) Linux
7 2 (16.67%) MCSE

Windows Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) Confluence
2 1 (8.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (16.67%) Office 365
3 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) DHCP
1 2 (16.67%) DNS
1 2 (16.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
1 1 (8.33%) NuGet
1 1 (8.33%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (8.33%) TeamCity
1 1 (8.33%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Local Government
3 1 (8.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Clustering
1 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Windows Server
2 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (16.67%) Linux
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
5 1 (8.33%) CentOS
5 1 (8.33%) Mac OS
5 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (8.33%) Ubuntu
5 1 (8.33%) Unix
5 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) Migration
2 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
3 2 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Application Discovery
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (8.33%) DevOps
4 1 (8.33%) Security Patching
4 1 (8.33%) Software Delivery
4 1 (8.33%) Software Deployment
4 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (16.67%) VB
2 2 (16.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) MCSA
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (16.67%) MCITP
3 2 (16.67%) MCSE
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (8.33%) Docker
3 1 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (8.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) SCCM
2 2 (16.67%) BladeLogic
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (8.33%) SCOM
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) Citrix
2 4 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (16.67%) Red Hat
4 1 (8.33%) Apple
4 1 (8.33%) Atlassian
4 1 (8.33%) EMC
4 1 (8.33%) PlateSpin