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 4 March 2015 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 5 2
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 120 111 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.19% 13.84% 19.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 77.92% 55.50% 73.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 40 52
Average daily rate
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£350 £273 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.44% -22.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £158 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £420 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 34 26
Average hourly rate £14.42 £31.56 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.29% +138.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.53 £13.50 £8.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £43.20 £31.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
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
154 200 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 19.49% 24.94% 26.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 82 69
Average daily rate £369 £319 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.68% -8.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £202 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £575 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 39 26
Average hourly rate £14.00 £31.56 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.63% +110.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.49 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £42.60 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%

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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 2015. 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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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
Warrington -3 18 £325 +18.18% 17
Chester -6 15 £350 +26.69% 5
Knutsford +3 13 £424 +20.72% 2
Crewe +4 9 £188 +53.68% 9
Macclesfield +3 7 £450 +215.78% 6
Runcorn +1 6 - - 2
Nantwich +1 3 £288 -10.15%
Wilmslow -3 3 £170 +21.42% 4
Northwich -1 2 - - 2
Sandbach - - - -
Alderley Edge - - - -
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 72 (32.88%) Microsoft
2 60 (27.40%) Active Directory
3 59 (26.94%) Linux
4 48 (21.92%) VMware
5 44 (20.09%) Finance
5 44 (20.09%) Oracle
6 41 (18.72%) UNIX
7 40 (18.26%) Windows 7
8 39 (17.81%) Windows Server 2008
9 35 (15.98%) ITIL
10 32 (14.61%) MS Office
10 32 (14.61%) Windows Server 2003
11 31 (14.16%) MS Excel
12 30 (13.70%) IIS
13 29 (13.24%) Windows XP
13 29 (13.24%) Citrix
14 27 (12.33%) MS Exchange
15 25 (11.42%) VMware Infrastructure
16 24 (10.96%) Enterprise Software
16 24 (10.96%) SQL Server
17 23 (10.50%) Agile Software Development
18 22 (10.05%) SQL
19 21 (9.59%) HTML
19 21 (9.59%) TCP/IP
20 20 (9.13%) SCCM
21 19 (8.68%) Android
21 19 (8.68%) Cisco
21 19 (8.68%) Java
21 19 (8.68%) Firewall
22 18 (8.22%) .NET

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 30 (13.70%) IIS
2 27 (12.33%) MS Exchange
3 13 (5.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (4.57%) Tomcat
4 10 (4.57%) SharePoint
4 10 (4.57%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (4.11%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.83%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.83%) Documentum
6 4 (1.83%) iPlanet
6 4 (1.83%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
6 4 (1.83%) TIBCO EMS
6 4 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (1.37%) Oracle Spatial
7 3 (1.37%) SAS
7 3 (1.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (1.37%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.91%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.91%) Lync
Applications
1 32 (14.61%) MS Office
2 31 (14.16%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (3.65%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (3.20%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (1.37%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.46%) SaaS
1 1 (0.46%) PaaS
1 1 (0.46%) IaaS
1 1 (0.46%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (9.59%) TCP/IP
2 19 (8.68%) Firewall
3 14 (6.39%) SAN
4 11 (5.02%) LDAP
5 9 (4.11%) Internet
5 9 (4.11%) SSL
6 8 (3.65%) VPN
7 7 (3.20%) DNS
7 7 (3.20%) WAN
7 7 (3.20%) DHCP
8 6 (2.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 6 (2.74%) NAS
9 5 (2.28%) Wireless
10 4 (1.83%) TACACS
10 4 (1.83%) Broadband
10 4 (1.83%) LAN
10 4 (1.83%) SSH
10 4 (1.83%) VLAN
11 3 (1.37%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (1.37%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (10.96%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.39%) MySQL
3 8 (3.65%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.28%) SQLite
4 5 (2.28%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.83%) BODI
6 3 (1.37%) Big Data
6 3 (1.37%) DB2
6 3 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.91%) DataStage
7 2 (0.91%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (0.91%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.46%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 12 (5.48%) Git (software)
2 9 (4.11%) Subversion
3 8 (3.65%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.83%) MSI
4 4 (1.83%) AdminStudio
4 4 (1.83%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.37%) NUnit
5 3 (1.37%) Moq
5 3 (1.37%) FxCop
5 3 (1.37%) StyleCop
5 3 (1.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.91%) JIRA
7 1 (0.46%) Maven
7 1 (0.46%) MSTest
7 1 (0.46%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 1 (0.46%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.46%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.46%) Ant
7 1 (0.46%) Xcode
General
1 44 (20.09%) Finance
2 18 (8.22%) Banking
3 10 (4.57%) Local Government
4 8 (3.65%) Retail
5 5 (2.28%) German Language
5 5 (2.28%) Dutch Language
6 4 (1.83%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.37%) French Language
7 3 (1.37%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.37%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.91%) Legal
8 2 (0.91%) Russian Language
9 1 (0.46%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.46%) Marketing
9 1 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 33 (15.07%) Analyst
2 24 (10.96%) Developer
3 18 (8.22%) Architect
4 15 (6.85%) Consultant
5 11 (5.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (5.02%) Service Analyst
6 10 (4.57%) Administrator
6 10 (4.57%) Desktop Support
6 10 (4.57%) Technical Specialist
7 9 (4.11%) Service Desk Analyst
7 9 (4.11%) Java Developer
7 9 (4.11%) Infrastructure Architect
7 9 (4.11%) Support Engineer
8 7 (3.20%) 1st Line Support
8 7 (3.20%) Support Analyst
8 7 (3.20%) Applications Packager
9 6 (2.74%) Business Analyst
9 6 (2.74%) IT Support
10 5 (2.28%) Technical Architect
11 4 (1.83%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (9.59%) HTML
2 18 (8.22%) .NET
2 18 (8.22%) Web Services
3 13 (5.94%) XML
4 10 (4.57%) HTML5
4 10 (4.57%) .NET Framework
5 7 (3.20%) Java EE
5 7 (3.20%) AngularJS
6 6 (2.74%) Middleware
6 6 (2.74%) JSON
6 6 (2.74%) Application Packaging
7 5 (2.28%) jQuery
7 5 (2.28%) SOAP
8 4 (1.83%) J2EE
8 4 (1.83%) Rendezvous
8 4 (1.83%) WSDL
8 4 (1.83%) Spring
9 3 (1.37%) LINQ
9 3 (1.37%) Dojo
9 3 (1.37%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.96%) Enterprise Software
2 16 (7.31%) Mobile App
3 11 (5.02%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.11%) PKI
4 9 (4.11%) CESG
5 7 (3.20%) Clustering
5 7 (3.20%) Blackberry
6 5 (2.28%) FlexPod
6 5 (2.28%) Mainframe
6 5 (2.28%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.83%) GIS
8 3 (1.37%) iPhone
8 3 (1.37%) Reference Data
8 3 (1.37%) Handset
9 2 (0.91%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.91%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.91%) User Experience
9 2 (0.91%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.91%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.91%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 59 (26.94%) Linux
2 41 (18.72%) UNIX
3 40 (18.26%) Windows 7
4 39 (17.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (14.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 29 (13.24%) Windows XP
7 19 (8.68%) Android
8 18 (8.22%) Apple iOS
9 17 (7.76%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (6.39%) Solaris
11 13 (5.94%) Windows 8
12 12 (5.48%) AIX
12 12 (5.48%) Windows Phone
13 11 (5.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 9 (4.11%) Windows Phone 8
15 7 (3.20%) Windows Mobile
16 6 (2.74%) HPUX
16 6 (2.74%) Windows Vista
17 4 (1.83%) Mac OS
18 2 (0.91%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (15.98%) ITIL
2 23 (10.50%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (6.39%) Migration
4 13 (5.94%) Configuration Management
5 12 (5.48%) Information Security
6 11 (5.02%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (4.57%) Project Management
7 10 (4.57%) Software Engineering
7 10 (4.57%) Incident Management
8 9 (4.11%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (4.11%) Waterfall
8 9 (4.11%) Mobile Device Management
8 9 (4.11%) OO
8 9 (4.11%) Service Management
9 8 (3.65%) SIEM
10 7 (3.20%) TDD
10 7 (3.20%) Root Cause Analysis
10 7 (3.20%) Technical Analysis
11 6 (2.74%) Kalman Filter
11 6 (2.74%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 22 (10.05%) SQL
2 19 (8.68%) Java
3 14 (6.39%) JavaScript
3 14 (6.39%) C#
4 9 (4.11%) PowerShell
4 9 (4.11%) Shell Script
5 8 (3.65%) C
6 6 (2.74%) VBScript
6 6 (2.74%) VB
7 5 (2.28%) Objective-C
8 4 (1.83%) C++
8 4 (1.83%) Perl
8 4 (1.83%) Python
8 4 (1.83%) XPath
9 3 (1.37%) PHP
10 2 (0.91%) Jython
10 2 (0.91%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.46%) Ruby
11 1 (0.46%) sed
11 1 (0.46%) AWK
Qualifications
1 15 (6.85%) Security Cleared
2 10 (4.57%) CISSP
2 10 (4.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (4.57%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.11%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (3.65%) Degree
5 6 (2.74%) MCSE
6 4 (1.83%) GCIA
6 4 (1.83%) GCIH
6 4 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.83%) CEH
7 3 (1.37%) CCNA
8 2 (0.91%) MCSA
8 2 (0.91%) CCNP
8 2 (0.91%) NCIE
8 2 (0.91%) VCP4
8 2 (0.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.91%) MCITP
9 1 (0.46%) MCDST
9 1 (0.46%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.20%) QA
2 6 (2.74%) SLA
3 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 60 (27.40%) Active Directory
2 25 (11.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (5.02%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (4.57%) Hyper-V
5 8 (3.65%) XenApp
6 7 (3.20%) Firmware
7 6 (2.74%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.37%) NFS
8 3 (1.37%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.91%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.91%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.46%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.46%) vSphere
10 1 (0.46%) Samba
Systems Management
1 20 (9.13%) SCCM
2 10 (4.57%) CA Single Sign-On
3 7 (3.20%) TIBCO Hawk
4 6 (2.74%) Nessus
4 6 (2.74%) SCOM
5 2 (0.91%) MOM
5 2 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.91%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (0.91%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.46%) WSUS
6 1 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.46%) Puppet
6 1 (0.46%) Opsview
6 1 (0.46%) Legato
6 1 (0.46%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.46%) Nagios
Vendors
1 72 (32.88%) Microsoft
2 48 (21.92%) VMware
3 44 (20.09%) Oracle
4 29 (13.24%) Citrix
5 19 (8.68%) Cisco
6 14 (6.39%) F5
7 12 (5.48%) Sun
7 12 (5.48%) HP
8 10 (4.57%) Red Hat
9 8 (3.65%) IBM
9 8 (3.65%) EMC
9 8 (3.65%) NetApp
9 8 (3.65%) ArcSight
10 7 (3.20%) TIBCO
10 7 (3.20%) AppSense
11 6 (2.74%) CheckPoint
11 6 (2.74%) Juniper
11 6 (2.74%) Business Objects
12 4 (1.83%) McAfee
12 4 (1.83%) CA
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Rate: £13.50 - £15.50 per hour
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Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
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Runcorn
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Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
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