The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
North West / Cheshire
Rank 6 13 5
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows 58 101 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 11.39% 10.85% 15.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.59% 55.80% 76.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 42 55
Median daily rate £374 £306 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.04% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £247 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £509 £558
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 25 28
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -8.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.80 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.65 £24.00 £22.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% +6.89%

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
99 181 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 19.45% 19.44% 20.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 93 71
Median daily rate £373 £340 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.55% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £261 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £353 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.54% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 25 28
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.18 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.78% +1.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £25.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 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 +14 13 £300 - 5
Chester -5 10 £215 -21.81% 7
Macclesfield -5 6 £600 +113.33% 1
Knutsford +8 5 £348 -28.71% 2
Crewe +3 2 £145 -3.33% 1
Runcorn 0 1 - - 1
Ellesmere Port - 1 - -
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 68 (41.21%) Microsoft
2 62 (37.58%) Active Directory
3 36 (21.82%) Linux
4 35 (21.21%) Windows Server
5 33 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 33 (20.00%) ITIL
6 32 (19.39%) MS Office
7 31 (18.79%) Agile Software Development
8 29 (17.58%) Windows 7
9 28 (16.97%) Analytical Skills
10 25 (15.15%) Finance
10 25 (15.15%) MS Excel
10 25 (15.15%) Citrix
11 24 (14.55%) Oracle
12 22 (13.33%) Unix
12 22 (13.33%) Project Management
13 21 (12.73%) SQL
14 20 (12.12%) Web Services
14 20 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
15 19 (11.52%) SCCM
16 18 (10.91%) VMware
16 18 (10.91%) Security Cleared
17 17 (10.30%) Migration
17 17 (10.30%) Windows 10
18 16 (9.70%) Change Management
18 16 (9.70%) Perl
18 16 (9.70%) Python
18 16 (9.70%) Windows Server 2012
18 16 (9.70%) Office 365
19 15 (9.09%) PowerShell

Windows
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 12 (7.27%) SharePoint
2 11 (6.67%) MS Exchange
3 10 (6.06%) IIS
4 6 (3.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (2.42%) Apache
5 4 (2.42%) JBoss
5 4 (2.42%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.82%) CICS
6 3 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.82%) IBM Notes
6 3 (1.82%) nginx
6 3 (1.82%) Oracle 10gAS
6 3 (1.82%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.82%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.21%) Apache Pig
7 2 (1.21%) Apache Spark
7 2 (1.21%) Confluence
7 2 (1.21%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 32 (19.39%) MS Office
2 25 (15.15%) MS Excel
3 12 (7.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (6.06%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.21%) MS Project
6 1 (0.61%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Orchard Housing
1 1 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 16 (9.70%) Office 365
2 14 (8.48%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (4.24%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (4.24%) Amazon S3
3 7 (4.24%) AWS CloudFormation
4 6 (3.64%) Amazon EMR
4 6 (3.64%) AWS Lambda
4 6 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (3.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (2.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 4 (2.42%) Amazon ELB
6 4 (2.42%) Amazon SQS
6 4 (2.42%) AWS CloudTrail
6 4 (2.42%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 2 (1.21%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.61%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.45%) SSL
1 9 (5.45%) VPN
2 8 (4.85%) Firewall
3 7 (4.24%) DNS
4 6 (3.64%) LAN
5 5 (3.03%) Kerberos
5 5 (3.03%) LDAP
5 5 (3.03%) SAN
5 5 (3.03%) WAN
6 3 (1.82%) IPsec
6 3 (1.82%) NAS
7 2 (1.21%) DHCP
7 2 (1.21%) Internet
7 2 (1.21%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.21%) Wireless
8 1 (0.61%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.61%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.61%) SMTP
8 1 (0.61%) VoIP
8 1 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.85%) Big Data
2 8 (4.85%) MongoDB
2 8 (4.85%) NoSQL
3 7 (4.24%) Relational Database
3 7 (4.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 7 (4.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (4.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (3.64%) DB2
5 5 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.42%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (2.42%) Amazon Redshift
6 4 (2.42%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.21%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.21%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.21%) HBase
7 2 (1.21%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.21%) Oracle OLAP
7 2 (1.21%) Pentaho
7 2 (1.21%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 10 (6.06%) JIRA
2 9 (5.45%) Jenkins
3 8 (4.85%) Visual Studio
4 6 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.21%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.21%) MSI
6 1 (0.61%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.61%) GitLab
6 1 (0.61%) Log4j
6 1 (0.61%) Selenium
6 1 (0.61%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 25 (15.15%) Finance
2 12 (7.27%) Banking
3 5 (3.03%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.21%) German Language
5 2 (1.21%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.61%) Back Office
6 1 (0.61%) French Language
6 1 (0.61%) Local Government
6 1 (0.61%) Portuguese Language
6 1 (0.61%) Russian Language
6 1 (0.61%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (11.52%) Analyst
2 15 (9.09%) Architect
3 12 (7.27%) Consultant
3 12 (7.27%) Support Engineer
4 11 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 11 (6.67%) Delivery Manager
4 11 (6.67%) Desktop Support
4 11 (6.67%) Developer
5 10 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support
6 8 (4.85%) Infrastructure Manager
7 7 (4.24%) 1st Line Support
7 7 (4.24%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 7 (4.24%) DBA
7 7 (4.24%) Project Manager
7 7 (4.24%) Service Desk Analyst
7 7 (4.24%) Service Desk Support
8 6 (3.64%) C# Developer
8 6 (3.64%) Infrastructure Support
8 6 (3.64%) Service Analyst
8 6 (3.64%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (12.12%) Web Services
2 14 (8.48%) JSON
2 14 (8.48%) Middleware
3 11 (6.67%) .NET
4 8 (4.85%) ASP.NET
4 8 (4.85%) HTML
4 8 (4.85%) XML
5 6 (3.64%) boto
5 6 (3.64%) J2EE
5 6 (3.64%) YAML
6 4 (2.42%) .NET Framework
6 4 (2.42%) SAML
6 4 (2.42%) WinForms
6 4 (2.42%) WPF
7 3 (1.82%) jQuery
7 3 (1.82%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (1.21%) OAuth2
8 2 (1.21%) OpenID
9 1 (0.61%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.61%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 28 (16.97%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (7.88%) Blackberry
3 8 (4.85%) Data Centre
3 8 (4.85%) Linux Command Line
4 7 (4.24%) Replication
5 6 (3.64%) Smartphone
6 5 (3.03%) Computer Science
6 5 (3.03%) iPhone
6 5 (3.03%) Mainframe
6 5 (3.03%) Management Information System
6 5 (3.03%) PKI
7 4 (2.42%) Fat Client
7 4 (2.42%) NHS
7 4 (2.42%) Thin Client
7 4 (2.42%) Wiki
8 3 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.82%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.21%) IBM XIV
9 2 (1.21%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 36 (21.82%) Linux
2 35 (21.21%) Windows Server
3 29 (17.58%) Windows 7
4 22 (13.33%) Unix
5 20 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (10.30%) Windows 10
7 16 (9.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (9.09%) AIX
9 11 (6.67%) Windows XP
10 9 (5.45%) Windows Phone
11 8 (4.85%) Android
12 7 (4.24%) HPUX
12 7 (4.24%) Windows 8
13 5 (3.03%) Solaris
13 5 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (2.42%) Apple iOS
14 4 (2.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (1.21%) Windows 2000
15 2 (1.21%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.61%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (20.00%) ITIL
2 31 (18.79%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (13.33%) Project Management
4 17 (10.30%) Migration
5 16 (9.70%) Change Management
6 12 (7.27%) High Availability
6 12 (7.27%) Waterfall
7 11 (6.67%) ETL
8 10 (6.06%) Problem Management
9 9 (5.45%) Configuration Management
9 9 (5.45%) Incident Management
10 8 (4.85%) Automated Testing
10 8 (4.85%) Performance Tuning
10 8 (4.85%) Service Management
11 7 (4.24%) Change Control
11 7 (4.24%) DevOps
11 7 (4.24%) Identity Management
11 7 (4.24%) Mobile Device Management
11 7 (4.24%) Service Delivery
11 7 (4.24%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (12.73%) SQL
2 16 (9.70%) Perl
2 16 (9.70%) Python
3 15 (9.09%) PowerShell
4 12 (7.27%) Java
5 9 (5.45%) C#
5 9 (5.45%) JavaScript
6 6 (3.64%) T-SQL
7 4 (2.42%) VB
7 4 (2.42%) VB.NET
8 3 (1.82%) VB6
8 3 (1.82%) VBScript
9 2 (1.21%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.21%) C
9 2 (1.21%) PHP
9 2 (1.21%) Ruby
9 2 (1.21%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.61%) ANSI SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (10.91%) Security Cleared
2 10 (6.06%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (3.64%) AWS Certification
5 5 (3.03%) MCSE
6 4 (2.42%) CCNA
6 4 (2.42%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.82%) CISSP
7 3 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.21%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.61%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.61%) CCA
9 1 (0.61%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.61%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.61%) Degree
9 1 (0.61%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.61%) MCDST
9 1 (0.61%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.06%) SLA
2 5 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.61%) BS25999
3 1 (0.61%) COBIT
3 1 (0.61%) COSO
3 1 (0.61%) QA
3 1 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 62 (37.58%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.64%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (3.64%) VMware ESX
4 4 (2.42%) Docker
4 4 (2.42%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.82%) XenApp
6 2 (1.21%) BitLocker
6 2 (1.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.21%) VMware GSX
6 2 (1.21%) vSphere
7 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.61%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 19 (11.52%) SCCM
2 10 (6.06%) Puppet
3 9 (5.45%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (3.64%) SCOM
5 5 (3.03%) AirWatch
5 5 (3.03%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (3.03%) Salt
6 4 (2.42%) Docker Swarm
6 4 (2.42%) IBM BigFix
6 4 (2.42%) Kubernetes
6 4 (2.42%) NetBackup
6 4 (2.42%) Netcool
6 4 (2.42%) WSUS
7 3 (1.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (1.21%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (1.21%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (1.21%) MOM
8 2 (1.21%) Nessus
8 2 (1.21%) NetApp OnCommand
9 1 (0.61%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 68 (41.21%) Microsoft
2 25 (15.15%) Citrix
3 24 (14.55%) Oracle
4 18 (10.91%) VMware
5 10 (6.06%) Apple
5 10 (6.06%) Cisco
6 7 (4.24%) HP
6 7 (4.24%) IBM
7 5 (3.03%) AppSense
7 5 (3.03%) NetApp
8 4 (2.42%) CA
8 4 (2.42%) Intel Security
8 4 (2.42%) ServiceNow
8 4 (2.42%) Symantec
9 3 (1.82%) Lotus
10 2 (1.21%) Dell
10 2 (1.21%) Informatica
10 2 (1.21%) MicroStrategy
10 2 (1.21%) Remedy
10 2 (1.21%) Veritas
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