The table below looks at the statistics for the Windows Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Engineer
Rank 78 84 66
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 11 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.00% 0.20% 1.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 0.21% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 5
Average daily rate £391 £325 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.30% +20.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £325 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £325 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £263 £180
% change year-on-year
+23.80% +45.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £16.72 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-11.78% +3.20%
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
1028 957 750
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.03% 95.80% 94.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 702 579 371
Average daily rate £422 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.70% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 56 57
Average hourly rate £13.50 £16.16 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.46% -53.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £12.00 £11.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Windows Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Engineer in the job title across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Engineer across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Windows Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Engineer within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +5 4 £275 -
Warrington - 4 £391 - 2
Knutsford - 1 £500 -
Macclesfield - 1 - -
Northwich - 1 - -
Windows Engineer
North West

Windows Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Windows Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Windows Engineer in their job title.

1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
5 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (33.33%) MCSA
5 4 (33.33%) ITIL
5 4 (33.33%) VMware
5 4 (33.33%) SCCM
5 4 (33.33%) PowerShell
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (25.00%) Citrix
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
6 3 (25.00%) Finance
6 3 (25.00%) Migration
6 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (16.67%) Red Hat
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%) Linux
7 2 (16.67%) MCSE
7 2 (16.67%) VBScript
7 2 (16.67%) VB
7 2 (16.67%) Clustering

Windows Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Windows Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Windows Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

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
2 1 (8.33%) DMZ
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
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (25.00%) 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 2 (16.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (16.67%) MCITP
2 2 (16.67%) MCSE
2 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (8.33%) Docker
3 1 (8.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) SCCM
2 2 (16.67%) BladeLogic
3 1 (8.33%) SCOM
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) VMware
3 3 (25.00%) Citrix
4 2 (16.67%) Red Hat
5 1 (8.33%) Apple
5 1 (8.33%) Atlassian
5 1 (8.33%) CA
5 1 (8.33%) EMC
5 1 (8.33%) PlateSpin