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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 97 159 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 10.65% 20.31% 22.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.26% 72.27% 73.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 77 68
Average daily rate
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£365 £263 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.04% -19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £139 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £430 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 23 20
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -31.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £14.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £35.00 £41.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -6.45%
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
201 220 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 22.06% 28.10% 30.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 110 95
Average daily rate £375 £265 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.50% -20.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £142 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £469 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 23 20
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.35 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.56% -36.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £9.00 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £35.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 7 July 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
Chester -8 25 £338 +8.87% 8
Crewe -1 13 £243 +77.65% 9
Knutsford -7 9 £371 +40.09% 1
Warrington -17 8 £163 -58.33% 17
Runcorn 0 7 £465 +66.07% 2
Nantwich +1 2 £325 +62.50% 1
Macclesfield -4 1 £420 +29.23% 1
Sandbach - 1 £400 - 1
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 82 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 69 (33.66%) Active Directory
3 47 (22.93%) VMware
4 44 (21.46%) Windows 7
5 42 (20.49%) Windows XP
6 40 (19.51%) Linux
7 37 (18.05%) MS Office
8 35 (17.07%) HTML
9 34 (16.59%) Migration
10 33 (16.10%) MS Exchange
11 32 (15.61%) Finance
12 30 (14.63%) Security Cleared
12 30 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
13 28 (13.66%) MS Excel
14 27 (13.17%) Citrix
15 26 (12.68%) Windows Server 2003
16 25 (12.20%) ITIL
16 25 (12.20%) SC Cleared
17 24 (11.71%) Java
17 24 (11.71%) Oracle
17 24 (11.71%) Agile Software Development
18 22 (10.73%) HP
18 22 (10.73%) VMware Infrastructure
19 21 (10.24%) SCCM
19 21 (10.24%) Exchange Server 2010
19 21 (10.24%) DNS
20 20 (9.76%) TCP/IP
20 20 (9.76%) Internet
20 20 (9.76%) UNIX
21 19 (9.27%) Banking

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 33 (16.10%) MS Exchange
2 21 (10.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (5.85%) IIS
4 10 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (4.39%) SharePoint
6 7 (3.41%) IBM Notes
7 4 (1.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.46%) Confluence
8 3 (1.46%) ArcGIS
8 3 (1.46%) Oracle Spatial
9 2 (0.98%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.49%) Lync
10 1 (0.49%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
10 1 (0.49%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 37 (18.05%) MS Office
2 28 (13.66%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.49%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.44%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (1.95%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.49%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.95%) Office 365
2 1 (0.49%) Mimecast
2 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (10.24%) DNS
2 20 (9.76%) TCP/IP
2 20 (9.76%) Internet
3 18 (8.78%) SAN
4 14 (6.83%) DHCP
5 12 (5.85%) WAN
5 12 (5.85%) Firewall
6 11 (5.37%) NAS
7 10 (4.88%) Wireless
7 10 (4.88%) VPN
8 7 (3.41%) LAN
9 6 (2.93%) MPLS
10 5 (2.44%) Broadband
11 4 (1.95%) LDAP
11 4 (1.95%) VoIP
12 3 (1.46%) SSL
12 3 (1.46%) VLAN
12 3 (1.46%) Fibre Channel
12 3 (1.46%) Cisco Nexus
13 2 (0.98%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.80%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.44%) Crystal Reports
2 5 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (1.95%) DB2
3 4 (1.95%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.46%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.98%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.49%) MySQL
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.49%) SQLite
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.49%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.49%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.49%) Big Data
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.49%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 15 (7.32%) Git (software)
2 11 (5.37%) Subversion
3 8 (3.90%) Visual Studio
4 5 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (2.44%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.95%) TestComplete
5 4 (1.95%) TeamCity
5 4 (1.95%) SpecFlow
5 4 (1.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 4 (1.95%) JIRA
6 3 (1.46%) Maven
6 3 (1.46%) Gradle
6 3 (1.46%) Artifactory
6 3 (1.46%) FishEye
7 2 (0.98%) MSI
8 1 (0.49%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.49%) NUnit
8 1 (0.49%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.49%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.49%) FxCop
General
1 32 (15.61%) Finance
2 19 (9.27%) Banking
3 15 (7.32%) Retail
4 9 (4.39%) German Language
5 7 (3.41%) Dutch Language
5 7 (3.41%) French Language
5 7 (3.41%) Russian Language
6 6 (2.93%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (2.44%) Local Government
7 5 (2.44%) Portuguese Language
8 4 (1.95%) Turkish Language
8 4 (1.95%) Italian Language
8 4 (1.95%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.98%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.49%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.49%) Law
10 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 36 (17.56%) Analyst
2 27 (13.17%) Architect
3 21 (10.24%) Desktop Support
3 21 (10.24%) Developer
4 19 (9.27%) Service Analyst
5 18 (8.78%) Service Desk Analyst
6 14 (6.83%) Support Engineer
6 14 (6.83%) Consultant
7 11 (5.37%) Project Manager
7 11 (5.37%) Infrastructure Architect
7 11 (5.37%) IT Support
8 10 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (4.88%) Technical Architect
9 9 (4.39%) 1st Line Support
9 9 (4.39%) Support Analyst
9 9 (4.39%) Java Developer
10 7 (3.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 7 (3.41%) Desktop Engineer
10 7 (3.41%) Support Technician
11 6 (2.93%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (17.07%) HTML
2 14 (6.83%) Web Services
2 14 (6.83%) HTML5
3 12 (5.85%) .NET
4 11 (5.37%) XML
5 10 (4.88%) jQuery
6 9 (4.39%) Middleware
6 9 (4.39%) JSON
7 8 (3.90%) WSDL
7 8 (3.90%) CSS
8 7 (3.41%) Java EE
8 7 (3.41%) AngularJS
9 5 (2.44%) Spring
10 3 (1.46%) Dojo
10 3 (1.46%) Classic ASP
10 3 (1.46%) CSS3
11 2 (0.98%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 2 (0.98%) ASP.NET
11 2 (0.98%) EJB
11 2 (0.98%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.80%) Data Centre
2 8 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.90%) Blackberry
3 7 (3.41%) Device Driver
4 6 (2.93%) Replication
5 5 (2.44%) GIS
5 5 (2.44%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.44%) Enterprise Storage
5 5 (2.44%) EMC VNX
5 5 (2.44%) FlexPod
6 4 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.95%) iPhone
6 4 (1.95%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.46%) Handset
7 3 (1.46%) iPad
8 2 (0.98%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.98%) Reference Data
8 2 (0.98%) HP StoreVirtual
9 1 (0.49%) EMC VMAX
9 1 (0.49%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 44 (21.46%) Windows 7
2 42 (20.49%) Windows XP
3 40 (19.51%) Linux
4 30 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (12.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (9.76%) UNIX
7 12 (5.85%) Windows 8
8 11 (5.37%) AIX
9 10 (4.88%) Android
10 9 (4.39%) Windows Vista
11 8 (3.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (3.90%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (3.41%) Mac OS
12 7 (3.41%) Apple iOS
12 7 (3.41%) Solaris
13 4 (1.95%) Data ONTAP
14 3 (1.46%) Windows CE
14 3 (1.46%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.98%) SUSE
15 2 (0.98%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (16.59%) Migration
2 25 (12.20%) ITIL
3 24 (11.71%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (9.27%) Incident Management
5 18 (8.78%) Project Management
6 16 (7.80%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (7.32%) TDD
7 15 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (6.83%) Waterfall
8 14 (6.83%) SDLC
9 13 (6.34%) Software Engineering
10 12 (5.85%) Service Management
11 11 (5.37%) OO
12 9 (4.39%) OOP
12 9 (4.39%) BDD
13 7 (3.41%) Problem Management
14 6 (2.93%) Data Analysis
14 6 (2.93%) Disaster Recovery
14 6 (2.93%) ITSM
14 6 (2.93%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 24 (11.71%) Java
2 17 (8.29%) JavaScript
2 17 (8.29%) SQL
3 15 (7.32%) PowerShell
4 14 (6.83%) C
5 11 (5.37%) C#
6 10 (4.88%) C++
7 9 (4.39%) Objective-C
8 6 (2.93%) Python
8 6 (2.93%) Perl
9 5 (2.44%) VBScript
10 3 (1.46%) PHP
11 2 (0.98%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.98%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.49%) VB
12 1 (0.49%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.49%) Jython
12 1 (0.49%) Ruby
12 1 (0.49%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 30 (14.63%) Security Cleared
2 25 (12.20%) SC Cleared
3 13 (6.34%) Degree
4 12 (5.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (2.93%) MCSE
6 5 (2.44%) MCP
7 3 (1.46%) CCNA
7 3 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (1.46%) MCDST
7 3 (1.46%) MCITP
7 3 (1.46%) NCIE
8 2 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.98%) CCNP
9 1 (0.49%) ISEB
9 1 (0.49%) HNC
9 1 (0.49%) MCSA
9 1 (0.49%) PMP
9 1 (0.49%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.34%) SLA
2 2 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.98%) QA
System Software
1 69 (33.66%) Active Directory
2 22 (10.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (6.34%) Hyper-V
4 7 (3.41%) XenApp
4 7 (3.41%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (2.44%) VMware ESX
6 3 (1.46%) NFS
7 2 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.98%) vSphere
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.49%) iptables
8 1 (0.49%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.49%) Samba
Systems Management
1 21 (10.24%) SCCM
2 6 (2.93%) OpenView
3 4 (1.95%) TIBCO Hawk
4 3 (1.46%) SCOM
4 3 (1.46%) Puppet
4 3 (1.46%) CA Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.98%) SCDPM
5 2 (0.98%) SCVMM
5 2 (0.98%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.98%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.49%) WSUS
6 1 (0.49%) MOM
6 1 (0.49%) Nagios
6 1 (0.49%) Opsview
6 1 (0.49%) Oozie
Vendors
1 82 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 47 (22.93%) VMware
3 27 (13.17%) Citrix
4 24 (11.71%) Oracle
5 22 (10.73%) HP
6 14 (6.83%) NetApp
7 11 (5.37%) Cisco
8 9 (4.39%) Sun
9 8 (3.90%) EMC
9 8 (3.90%) LANDesk
10 7 (3.41%) IBM
10 7 (3.41%) Lotus
11 5 (2.44%) Veritas
12 4 (1.95%) TIBCO
12 4 (1.95%) Veeam
13 3 (1.46%) ServiceNow
13 3 (1.46%) Atlassian
13 3 (1.46%) ESRI
13 3 (1.46%) McAfee
13 3 (1.46%) Juniper
Chester, Cheshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £10 - £11 per hour + Excellent working environment!
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Chassam Contract
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 18 days ago