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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 130 145 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.82% 15.85% 18.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 73.45% 56.64% 70.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 60 72
Average daily rate
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£325 £308 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.69% -12.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £225 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £475 £457
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 37 24
Average hourly rate £16.16 £31.56 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.78% +125.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £13.48 £11.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.03 £40.57 £27.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
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
177 256 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 22.90% 27.98% 25.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 108 107
Average daily rate £325 £313 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 37 24
Average hourly rate £16.50 £31.56 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.71% +125.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £14.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £40.57 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.15 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.19% -8.82%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 17 September 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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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 +2 31 £375 +66.66% 8
Warrington -6 26 £400 +33.33% 19
Crewe +6 11 £325 +62.50% 2
Runcorn +1 10 £238 - 6
Knutsford +4 9 £325 -8.77% 2
Macclesfield -1 6 £325 -27.77% 9
Wilmslow +2 4 £375 - 7
Northwich - 3 - - 2
Winsford - 1 - -
Daresbury - - - -
Nantwich - - - - 1
Alderley Edge - - - -
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 136 (46.74%) Active Directory
2 110 (37.80%) Windows Server 2008
3 107 (36.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 94 (32.30%) Microsoft
5 69 (23.71%) Windows 7
6 68 (23.37%) VMware
7 57 (19.59%) SQL Server
8 52 (17.87%) SQL
8 52 (17.87%) Linux
9 48 (16.49%) TCP/IP
9 48 (16.49%) Finance
10 43 (14.78%) DNS
10 43 (14.78%) IIS
11 42 (14.43%) ITIL
11 42 (14.43%) SharePoint
11 42 (14.43%) Citrix
12 40 (13.75%) MS Exchange
12 40 (13.75%) UNIX
12 40 (13.75%) .NET
13 38 (13.06%) Windows Server 2012
13 38 (13.06%) SCCM
14 36 (12.37%) Clustering
15 34 (11.68%) Windows XP
15 34 (11.68%) PowerShell
16 32 (11.00%) Analytical Skills
17 31 (10.65%) MS Excel
18 30 (10.31%) DHCP
19 28 (9.62%) Information Security
20 27 (9.28%) Migration
21 26 (8.93%) Microsoft Certification

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 43 (14.78%) IIS
2 42 (14.43%) SharePoint
3 40 (13.75%) MS Exchange
4 24 (8.25%) Exchange Server 2007
4 24 (8.25%) Exchange Server 2003
5 23 (7.90%) Exchange Server 2010
6 16 (5.50%) SharePoint 2010
7 8 (2.75%) Tomcat
8 6 (2.06%) Apache
9 5 (1.72%) Lync
9 5 (1.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (1.37%) WebSphere
11 3 (1.03%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (1.03%) SAS
11 3 (1.03%) iPlanet
12 2 (0.69%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.69%) NServiceBus
12 2 (0.69%) Confluence
13 1 (0.34%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 31 (10.65%) MS Excel
2 23 (7.90%) MS Office
3 4 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.69%) MS Project
4 2 (0.69%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.34%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 9 (3.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.06%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.03%) Office 365
2 2 (0.69%) PaaS
3 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 48 (16.49%) TCP/IP
2 43 (14.78%) DNS
3 30 (10.31%) DHCP
4 25 (8.59%) SAN
5 19 (6.53%) Firewall
6 17 (5.84%) WAN
7 16 (5.50%) LAN
8 12 (4.12%) VPN
9 6 (2.06%) FTP
9 6 (2.06%) Network Security
10 5 (1.72%) Wireless
11 4 (1.37%) VLAN
12 3 (1.03%) TACACS
12 3 (1.03%) LDAP
12 3 (1.03%) VoIP
13 2 (0.69%) DMZ
13 2 (0.69%) HTTP
13 2 (0.69%) SMTP
13 2 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (0.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (19.59%) SQL Server
2 21 (7.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (6.87%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (2.75%) RDBMS
4 8 (2.75%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.72%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.72%) DB2
6 4 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.03%) MySQL
8 2 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.34%) QlikView
9 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 6 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.03%) Subversion
2 3 (1.03%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.03%) MSTest
2 3 (1.03%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.03%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (1.03%) LoadRunner
3 2 (0.69%) JIRA
4 1 (0.34%) OpenSTA
4 1 (0.34%) LoadUI
4 1 (0.34%) JMeter
4 1 (0.34%) MSI
4 1 (0.34%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 48 (16.49%) Finance
2 26 (8.93%) Banking
3 24 (8.25%) Local Government
4 9 (3.09%) Back Office
5 6 (2.06%) Retail
6 5 (1.72%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.72%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.03%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.03%) Legal
8 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 55 (18.90%) Analyst
2 27 (9.28%) Architect
3 22 (7.56%) Developer
3 22 (7.56%) Administrator
4 18 (6.19%) 2nd Line Support
5 17 (5.84%) Technical Architect
5 17 (5.84%) Desktop Support
6 16 (5.50%) 1st Line Support
7 14 (4.81%) Service Desk Analyst
7 14 (4.81%) Service Analyst
7 14 (4.81%) Wintel Engineer
8 13 (4.47%) Support Engineer
9 12 (4.12%) Support Analyst
9 12 (4.12%) Server Engineer
10 11 (3.78%) .NET Developer
10 11 (3.78%) Consultant
11 10 (3.44%) Help Desk Support
12 9 (3.09%) Wintel Analyst
12 9 (3.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 8 (2.75%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (13.75%) .NET
2 14 (4.81%) Web Services
3 13 (4.47%) HTML
4 10 (3.44%) WinForms
5 8 (2.75%) CSS
6 7 (2.41%) ASP.NET
6 7 (2.41%) Middleware
7 5 (1.72%) .NET Framework
7 5 (1.72%) Application Packaging
7 5 (1.72%) YUI
8 4 (1.37%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 4 (1.37%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (1.37%) ActiveMQ
8 4 (1.37%) WCF
9 3 (1.03%) HTML5
10 2 (0.69%) WebSphere MQ
10 2 (0.69%) XML
10 2 (0.69%) REST
10 2 (0.69%) LINQ
10 2 (0.69%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 36 (12.37%) Clustering
2 32 (11.00%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.81%) Management Information System
3 14 (4.81%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (2.41%) PKI
5 5 (1.72%) Reference Data
6 4 (1.37%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.03%) Data Integration
7 3 (1.03%) User Experience
7 3 (1.03%) Replication
8 2 (0.69%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.69%) NHS
8 2 (0.69%) Handset
8 2 (0.69%) iPad
8 2 (0.69%) SecurID
8 2 (0.69%) Statistics
8 2 (0.69%) CESG
8 2 (0.69%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.69%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.34%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 110 (37.80%) Windows Server 2008
2 107 (36.77%) Windows Server 2003
3 69 (23.71%) Windows 7
4 52 (17.87%) Linux
5 40 (13.75%) UNIX
6 38 (13.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 34 (11.68%) Windows XP
8 17 (5.84%) AIX
9 8 (2.75%) Windows 8
9 8 (2.75%) Windows Vista
10 7 (2.41%) Solaris
11 4 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (1.03%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.69%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.34%) CentOS
14 1 (0.34%) Android
14 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.34%) Windows Phone 8
14 1 (0.34%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (14.43%) ITIL
2 28 (9.62%) Information Security
3 27 (9.28%) Migration
4 16 (5.50%) Load Balancing
5 15 (5.15%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (3.44%) CRM
6 10 (3.44%) Change Management
6 10 (3.44%) Web Development
7 9 (3.09%) Incident Management
7 9 (3.09%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (3.09%) MVC
7 9 (3.09%) Data Modelling
8 8 (2.75%) High Availability
8 8 (2.75%) Problem Management
9 7 (2.41%) Release Management
9 7 (2.41%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (2.06%) PRINCE2
10 6 (2.06%) Security Architecture
10 6 (2.06%) Performance Testing
10 6 (2.06%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 52 (17.87%) SQL
2 34 (11.68%) PowerShell
3 18 (6.19%) C#
4 15 (5.15%) Perl
5 12 (4.12%) VB
6 11 (3.78%) JavaScript
7 9 (3.09%) T-SQL
8 7 (2.41%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.72%) Java
10 4 (1.37%) Python
11 2 (0.69%) VBScript
11 2 (0.69%) C++
11 2 (0.69%) C
11 2 (0.69%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.34%) sed
12 1 (0.34%) AWK
12 1 (0.34%) Jython
12 1 (0.34%) XAML
12 1 (0.34%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (8.93%) Microsoft Certification
1 26 (8.93%) Security Cleared
2 25 (8.59%) SC Cleared
3 15 (5.15%) MCITP
3 15 (5.15%) MCSE
4 12 (4.12%) MCTS
5 9 (3.09%) ISEB
6 6 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (2.06%) Degree
7 4 (1.37%) CISSP
7 4 (1.37%) MCSA
7 4 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (1.03%) CEH
8 3 (1.03%) GCIA
8 3 (1.03%) GCIH
8 3 (1.03%) MCP
8 3 (1.03%) PMP
8 3 (1.03%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.69%) MCDST
10 1 (0.34%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.41%) SLA
2 3 (1.03%) QA
2 3 (1.03%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 136 (46.74%) Active Directory
2 25 (8.59%) Hyper-V
3 22 (7.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (4.81%) VMware ESX
5 13 (4.47%) XenApp
6 7 (2.41%) vSphere
7 6 (2.06%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.37%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 3 (1.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (1.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.69%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.34%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.34%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.34%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.34%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.34%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 38 (13.06%) SCCM
2 21 (7.22%) SCOM
3 5 (1.72%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 5 (1.72%) Backup Exec
3 5 (1.72%) Tivoli
4 4 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (1.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 4 (1.37%) SCVMM
5 3 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.69%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.34%) OMEGAMON
7 1 (0.34%) WSUS
7 1 (0.34%) CA Wily
7 1 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.34%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.34%) Foglight
7 1 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 94 (32.30%) Microsoft
2 68 (23.37%) VMware
3 42 (14.43%) Citrix
4 22 (7.56%) Oracle
5 19 (6.53%) HP
6 15 (5.15%) Cyber-Ark
6 15 (5.15%) Cisco
7 13 (4.47%) Symantec
7 13 (4.47%) McAfee
8 7 (2.41%) Sun
8 7 (2.41%) Juniper
9 6 (2.06%) Red Hat
9 6 (2.06%) Sophos
9 6 (2.06%) Dell
9 6 (2.06%) BMC
9 6 (2.06%) IBM
9 6 (2.06%) SonicWALL
9 6 (2.06%) Draytek
10 4 (1.37%) Remedy
10 4 (1.37%) CA
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