The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills 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 over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 110 155 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 14.10% 15.75% 16.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.71% 73.81% 71.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 58 74
Average daily rate
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£338 £325 £342
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £191 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £476 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 37 23
Average hourly rate £16.21 £31.56 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.64% +91.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £43.39 £37.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.81 £14.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.38% -7.81%
Windows
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
170 210 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.79% 21.34% 23.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 81 99
Average daily rate £388 £325 £342
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £224 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 38 24
Average hourly rate £16.16 £31.56 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.78% +68.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £44.90 £35.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Windows
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 within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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
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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
Warrington 0 41 £369 +34.09% 15
Chester +1 17 £400 +33.33% 9
Runcorn +5 6 £260 -35.00% 4
Macclesfield +6 3 £450 - 3
Wilmslow -2 3 £170 - 2
Knutsford -9 3 £313 -14.96% 4
Crewe -4 2 - - 1
Northwich - 2 - -
Nantwich - 1 £320 -
Lymm - 1 £288 -
Daresbury - 1 - -
Sandbach - - - - 1
Widnes - - - -
Ellesmere Port - - - -
Middlewich - - - -
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Windows also 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 that cited Windows.

1 77 (31.69%) Active Directory
2 73 (30.04%) Microsoft
3 63 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 61 (25.10%) VMware
5 55 (22.63%) Linux
6 54 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 51 (20.99%) Windows 7
8 42 (17.28%) Oracle
9 41 (16.87%) SQL
10 39 (16.05%) Finance
11 38 (15.64%) SQL Server
12 37 (15.23%) UNIX
13 36 (14.81%) .NET
14 32 (13.17%) Citrix
14 32 (13.17%) TCP/IP
15 30 (12.35%) Enterprise Software
16 28 (11.52%) IIS
16 28 (11.52%) ITIL
16 28 (11.52%) Windows XP
17 27 (11.11%) MS Exchange
18 25 (10.29%) VMware Infrastructure
19 24 (9.88%) PowerShell
19 24 (9.88%) SCCM
19 24 (9.88%) MS Excel
19 24 (9.88%) MS Office
20 23 (9.47%) SharePoint
20 23 (9.47%) Information Security
21 21 (8.64%) Microsoft Certification
22 20 (8.23%) DNS
22 20 (8.23%) Clustering

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Windows also 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 that cited Windows. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 28 (11.52%) IIS
2 27 (11.11%) MS Exchange
3 23 (9.47%) SharePoint
4 15 (6.17%) Exchange Server 2007
5 12 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (3.29%) SharePoint 2010
6 8 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (2.88%) Apache
8 6 (2.47%) SAS
9 5 (2.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (2.06%) Tomcat
9 5 (2.06%) WebLogic
9 5 (2.06%) WebSphere
10 4 (1.65%) Documentum
11 3 (1.23%) iPlanet
12 2 (0.82%) Lync
12 2 (0.82%) NServiceBus
12 2 (0.82%) Confluence
12 2 (0.82%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.41%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 24 (9.88%) MS Excel
1 24 (9.88%) MS Office
2 7 (2.88%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (5.35%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.82%) Office 365
2 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.41%) SaaS
2 1 (0.41%) PaaS
2 1 (0.41%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (13.17%) TCP/IP
2 20 (8.23%) DNS
3 17 (7.00%) Firewall
4 13 (5.35%) SAN
5 11 (4.53%) DHCP
6 10 (4.12%) WAN
7 9 (3.70%) VPN
8 8 (3.29%) SSL
8 8 (3.29%) LAN
9 6 (2.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 5 (2.06%) TACACS
11 4 (1.65%) Internet
11 4 (1.65%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (1.65%) Wireless
12 3 (1.23%) HTTP
12 3 (1.23%) HTTPS
12 3 (1.23%) Intranet
12 3 (1.23%) Network Security
12 3 (1.23%) NAS
12 3 (1.23%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (15.64%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (5.76%) MySQL
4 11 (4.53%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (3.29%) Oracle Database
5 8 (3.29%) Relational Database
6 7 (2.88%) DB2
6 7 (2.88%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.65%) BODI
7 4 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.23%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (1.23%) SQLite
8 3 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.82%) DataStage
10 1 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.41%) Hazelcast
10 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (2.88%) Subversion
2 6 (2.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (2.06%) MSI
3 5 (2.06%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.65%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.65%) AdminStudio
5 3 (1.23%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.23%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (1.23%) JIRA
5 3 (1.23%) MSTest
6 1 (0.41%) JMeter
6 1 (0.41%) Xcode
6 1 (0.41%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.41%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.41%) NUnit
6 1 (0.41%) Maven
6 1 (0.41%) LoadUI
6 1 (0.41%) StyleCop
6 1 (0.41%) Moq
6 1 (0.41%) FxCop
General
1 39 (16.05%) Finance
2 19 (7.82%) Local Government
3 15 (6.17%) Banking
4 11 (4.53%) Retail
5 7 (2.88%) Back Office
6 4 (1.65%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.65%) Legal
7 3 (1.23%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.23%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.41%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 43 (17.70%) Analyst
2 25 (10.29%) Developer
3 23 (9.47%) Architect
4 18 (7.41%) Administrator
5 16 (6.58%) Consultant
6 14 (5.76%) Technical Architect
7 12 (4.94%) 1st Line Support
8 11 (4.53%) Desktop Support
8 11 (4.53%) .NET Developer
9 10 (4.12%) Service Analyst
9 10 (4.12%) Support Analyst
10 9 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (3.70%) Service Desk Analyst
10 9 (3.70%) Help Desk Support
11 8 (3.29%) Help Desk Analyst
11 8 (3.29%) Support Engineer
12 7 (2.88%) 2nd Line Support
12 7 (2.88%) Applications Packager
12 7 (2.88%) Server Engineer
12 7 (2.88%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (14.81%) .NET
2 19 (7.82%) HTML
3 17 (7.00%) Web Services
4 10 (4.12%) .NET Framework
5 9 (3.70%) CSS
6 8 (3.29%) XML
7 6 (2.47%) Application Packaging
7 6 (2.47%) WinForms
7 6 (2.47%) Middleware
8 5 (2.06%) ASP.NET
8 5 (2.06%) YUI
9 4 (1.65%) WCF
9 4 (1.65%) JSP
9 4 (1.65%) SOAP
10 3 (1.23%) Struts
10 3 (1.23%) LINQ
10 3 (1.23%) Java EE
10 3 (1.23%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (1.23%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 2 (0.82%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 30 (12.35%) Enterprise Software
2 20 (8.23%) Clustering
3 18 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (5.76%) Mobile App
5 11 (4.53%) PKI
6 9 (3.70%) Management Information System
6 9 (3.70%) CESG
7 7 (2.88%) Blackberry
7 7 (2.88%) Reference Data
8 5 (2.06%) Handset
9 4 (1.65%) Data Integration
9 4 (1.65%) Mainframe
10 3 (1.23%) User Experience
10 3 (1.23%) iPad
11 2 (0.82%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.82%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.82%) FlexPod
11 2 (0.82%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.82%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.82%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 63 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
2 55 (22.63%) Linux
3 54 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 51 (20.99%) Windows 7
5 37 (15.23%) UNIX
6 28 (11.52%) Windows XP
7 20 (8.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (7.00%) Solaris
9 14 (5.76%) Android
10 13 (5.35%) Apple iOS
11 11 (4.53%) Windows 8
11 11 (4.53%) Windows Phone
11 11 (4.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (4.12%) AIX
13 9 (3.70%) Windows Phone 8
14 7 (2.88%) HPUX
15 5 (2.06%) Windows Mobile
16 4 (1.65%) Windows Vista
17 2 (0.82%) Windows 2000
18 1 (0.41%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (11.52%) ITIL
2 23 (9.47%) Information Security
3 17 (7.00%) Migration
4 15 (6.17%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (4.53%) Configuration Management
5 11 (4.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (4.53%) Data Modelling
6 10 (4.12%) Load Balancing
6 10 (4.12%) Incident Management
7 9 (3.70%) Mobile Device Management
8 8 (3.29%) Root Cause Analysis
8 8 (3.29%) Service Management
8 8 (3.29%) MVC
9 7 (2.88%) Data Architecture
9 7 (2.88%) SIEM
9 7 (2.88%) Technical Analysis
10 6 (2.47%) Kalman Filter
10 6 (2.47%) IT Governance
10 6 (2.47%) Time Management
10 6 (2.47%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 41 (16.87%) SQL
2 24 (9.88%) PowerShell
3 18 (7.41%) C#
4 16 (6.58%) JavaScript
5 14 (5.76%) Perl
6 12 (4.94%) VB
7 11 (4.53%) Java
8 7 (2.88%) VBScript
9 6 (2.47%) Python
10 4 (1.65%) XPath
10 4 (1.65%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.23%) C
11 3 (1.23%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.82%) PHP
12 2 (0.82%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.41%) AWK
13 1 (0.41%) Jython
13 1 (0.41%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.41%) C++
13 1 (0.41%) sed
Qualifications
1 21 (8.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (7.41%) Security Cleared
3 15 (6.17%) SC Cleared
4 11 (4.53%) MCSE
4 11 (4.53%) CISSP
4 11 (4.53%) MCITP
5 8 (3.29%) MCTS
6 6 (2.47%) ISEB
7 5 (2.06%) GCIA
7 5 (2.06%) GCIH
7 5 (2.06%) MCSA
7 5 (2.06%) Degree
7 5 (2.06%) CEH
8 4 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.23%) MCP
9 3 (1.23%) MCDST
10 2 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.41%) CCNP
11 1 (0.41%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.29%) QA
2 5 (2.06%) SLA
3 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 77 (31.69%) Active Directory
2 25 (10.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (4.53%) XenApp
3 11 (4.53%) Hyper-V
4 10 (4.12%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (2.88%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (2.88%) Firmware
6 6 (2.47%) VMware ESX
7 5 (2.06%) vSphere
8 3 (1.23%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.41%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.41%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 24 (9.88%) SCCM
2 11 (4.53%) SCOM
3 6 (2.47%) Nessus
4 4 (1.65%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.82%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.82%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.41%) Foglight
7 1 (0.41%) Legato
7 1 (0.41%) MOM
7 1 (0.41%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.41%) WSUS
7 1 (0.41%) OMEGAMON
7 1 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.41%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 73 (30.04%) Microsoft
2 61 (25.10%) VMware
3 42 (17.28%) Oracle
4 32 (13.17%) Citrix
5 18 (7.41%) Cisco
6 15 (6.17%) HP
6 15 (6.17%) F5
7 12 (4.94%) Red Hat
8 9 (3.70%) Sun
9 8 (3.29%) McAfee
10 7 (2.88%) AppSense
10 7 (2.88%) Juniper
10 7 (2.88%) ArcSight
11 6 (2.47%) BMC
11 6 (2.47%) IBM
11 6 (2.47%) Business Objects
12 5 (2.06%) Symantec
12 5 (2.06%) EMC
12 5 (2.06%) CheckPoint
12 5 (2.06%) Fortinet
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