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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 11 7 4
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 108 112 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 11.44% 14.53% 13.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.06% 73.20% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 53 43
Average daily rate £300 £350 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +23.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £290 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £560 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 25 30
Average hourly rate £15.09 £16.50 £19.55
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.54% -15.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.28 £11.20 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.25 £23.50 £42.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -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
186 153 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 19.70% 19.84% 22.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 74 85
Average daily rate £370 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £288 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 25 32
Average hourly rate £16.84 £14.35 £20.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.39% -30.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.60 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £24.25 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -4 25 £300 -7.69% 9
Chester +8 22 £275 -21.42% 4
Knutsford -1 13 £389 -8.25% 2
Macclesfield 0 9 £281 -37.50% 5
Crewe -6 3 - - 2
Daresbury +1 2 £300 -26.38%
Runcorn -4 1 - -
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (36.94%) Microsoft
2 65 (29.28%) Active Directory
3 58 (26.13%) Linux
3 58 (26.13%) Windows 7
4 54 (24.32%) VMware
5 52 (23.42%) Migration
6 49 (22.07%) ITIL
7 39 (17.57%) MS Excel
7 39 (17.57%) Citrix
7 39 (17.57%) Finance
7 39 (17.57%) Windows Server
8 38 (17.12%) Unix
9 36 (16.22%) Data Centre
10 34 (15.32%) Windows XP
10 34 (15.32%) Banking
11 33 (14.86%) AIX
11 33 (14.86%) MS Office
12 31 (13.96%) Solaris
13 30 (13.51%) Security Cleared
14 29 (13.06%) HTML
15 28 (12.61%) VMware Infrastructure
16 27 (12.16%) Windows Server 2008
16 27 (12.16%) SQL
16 27 (12.16%) Agile Software Development
17 24 (10.81%) IBM
17 24 (10.81%) Internet
18 22 (9.91%) SQL Server
18 22 (9.91%) Windows 8
19 21 (9.46%) Hyper-V
19 21 (9.46%) HPUX

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 10 (4.50%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.05%) MS Exchange
3 8 (3.60%) IIS
4 7 (3.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 7 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (3.15%) Skype for Business
5 4 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (1.80%) JBoss
5 4 (1.80%) NetWeaver
5 4 (1.80%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.35%) Apache
6 3 (1.35%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.45%) CMS
7 1 (0.45%) EPiServer CMS
7 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.45%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.45%) Node.js
7 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 39 (17.57%) MS Excel
2 33 (14.86%) MS Office
3 4 (1.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.35%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.70%) Office 365
2 5 (2.25%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (1.35%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 2 (0.90%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (10.81%) Internet
2 15 (6.76%) TCP/IP
3 14 (6.31%) WAN
4 12 (5.41%) DNS
4 12 (5.41%) SAN
5 10 (4.50%) VPN
6 9 (4.05%) DHCP
6 9 (4.05%) LAN
7 7 (3.15%) Firewall
8 6 (2.70%) NAS
8 6 (2.70%) SMTP
8 6 (2.70%) SSL
9 5 (2.25%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (1.80%) FTP
10 4 (1.80%) HTTP
10 4 (1.80%) Wireless
11 3 (1.35%) VoIP
12 2 (0.90%) LDAP
12 2 (0.90%) Skype
13 1 (0.45%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (9.91%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.70%) DB2
3 5 (2.25%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.80%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.80%) SAP BW
4 4 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.45%) Big Data
6 1 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.45%) MySQL
6 1 (0.45%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.45%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (5.41%) Git (software)
2 8 (3.60%) Subversion
3 6 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.35%) FishEye
4 3 (1.35%) SpecFlow
4 3 (1.35%) TestComplete
4 3 (1.35%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.90%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.90%) JIRA
5 2 (0.90%) Selenium
5 2 (0.90%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.45%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.45%) JMeter
6 1 (0.45%) JUnit
6 1 (0.45%) LoadUI
6 1 (0.45%) Maven
6 1 (0.45%) MSI
6 1 (0.45%) MSTest
6 1 (0.45%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 39 (17.57%) Finance
2 34 (15.32%) Banking
3 14 (6.31%) Local Government
4 6 (2.70%) Dutch Language
4 6 (2.70%) German Language
5 3 (1.35%) French Language
5 3 (1.35%) Italian Language
5 3 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.35%) Portuguese Language
5 3 (1.35%) Russian Language
5 3 (1.35%) Turkish Language
6 2 (0.90%) Retail
6 2 (0.90%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.45%) Advertising
7 1 (0.45%) Back Office
7 1 (0.45%) Billing
7 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 34 (15.32%) Analyst
2 26 (11.71%) Desktop Support
3 24 (10.81%) Architect
4 21 (9.46%) Support Engineer
5 18 (8.11%) Consultant
5 18 (8.11%) Developer
5 18 (8.11%) Service Desk Support
6 16 (7.21%) 1st Line Support
6 16 (7.21%) Desktop Engineer
6 16 (7.21%) Service Analyst
6 16 (7.21%) Service Desk Analyst
7 14 (6.31%) 2nd Line Support
7 14 (6.31%) 3rd Line Support
7 14 (6.31%) Infrastructure Architect
8 13 (5.86%) Windows Engineer
9 11 (4.95%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 11 (4.95%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
10 10 (4.50%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
10 10 (4.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 10 (4.50%) Service Desk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (13.06%) HTML
2 17 (7.66%) .NET
3 15 (6.76%) Web Services
4 14 (6.31%) AngularJS
4 14 (6.31%) HTML5
4 14 (6.31%) XML
5 13 (5.86%) jQuery
6 11 (4.95%) JSON
7 9 (4.05%) WSDL
8 8 (3.60%) CSS
8 8 (3.60%) Java EE
9 7 (3.15%) Middleware
10 5 (2.25%) JDBC
10 5 (2.25%) Spring
11 4 (1.80%) J2EE
11 4 (1.80%) SAP XI
11 4 (1.80%) Struts
12 3 (1.35%) CSS3
12 3 (1.35%) LAPP Stack
12 3 (1.35%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 36 (16.22%) Data Centre
2 9 (4.05%) Blackberry
2 9 (4.05%) VCE vBlock
3 8 (3.60%) Clustering
3 8 (3.60%) FlexPod
4 7 (3.15%) Mainframe
4 7 (3.15%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.25%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.80%) Device Driver
7 3 (1.35%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.35%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.90%) CMDB
8 2 (0.90%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.90%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.90%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.90%) Handset
8 2 (0.90%) iPad
8 2 (0.90%) PKI
8 2 (0.90%) Replication
8 2 (0.90%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 58 (26.13%) Linux
1 58 (26.13%) Windows 7
2 39 (17.57%) Windows Server
3 38 (17.12%) Unix
4 34 (15.32%) Windows XP
5 33 (14.86%) AIX
6 31 (13.96%) Solaris
7 27 (12.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 22 (9.91%) Windows 8
9 21 (9.46%) HPUX
10 20 (9.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 17 (7.66%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (6.31%) Windows Server 2003
13 12 (5.41%) Apple iOS
14 10 (4.50%) Android
14 10 (4.50%) Windows Vista
15 8 (3.60%) Mac OS
16 4 (1.80%) Windows 10
17 2 (0.90%) MVS
18 1 (0.45%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (23.42%) Migration
2 49 (22.07%) ITIL
3 27 (12.16%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (6.76%) Incident Management
5 14 (6.31%) OO
6 12 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (5.41%) OOP
6 12 (5.41%) TDD
7 11 (4.95%) Change Management
7 11 (4.95%) Software Engineering
8 10 (4.50%) SDLC
8 10 (4.50%) Service Desk Management
9 9 (4.05%) Data Protection
9 9 (4.05%) Waterfall
10 8 (3.60%) BDD
11 7 (3.15%) Process Improvement
11 7 (3.15%) Project Management
11 7 (3.15%) Quality Management
11 7 (3.15%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (2.70%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 27 (12.16%) SQL
2 20 (9.01%) Java
3 14 (6.31%) JavaScript
4 10 (4.50%) C
4 10 (4.50%) C++
5 9 (4.05%) Objective-C
6 7 (3.15%) C#
6 7 (3.15%) Perl
6 7 (3.15%) PowerShell
7 4 (1.80%) ABAP
8 3 (1.35%) AWK
8 3 (1.35%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.35%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.90%) ANSI SQL
9 2 (0.90%) Delphi
9 2 (0.90%) PHP
10 1 (0.45%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.45%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (13.51%) Security Cleared
2 19 (8.56%) SC Cleared
3 15 (6.76%) Degree
4 9 (4.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (2.25%) MCITP
6 4 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.80%) MCP
6 4 (1.80%) MCSA
7 3 (1.35%) CCEA
7 3 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.35%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (0.90%) CCNA
8 2 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.90%) MCDST
9 1 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.45%) CCNP
9 1 (0.45%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.45%) ISEB
9 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.21%) SLA
2 5 (2.25%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.80%) QA
4 1 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 65 (29.28%) Active Directory
2 28 (12.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (9.46%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.25%) vSphere
4 5 (2.25%) XenApp
5 4 (1.80%) VMware ESX
5 4 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (1.35%) KVM
6 3 (1.35%) Xen
7 2 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.90%) Postfix
7 2 (0.90%) Sendmail
7 2 (0.90%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.90%) XenServer
8 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.45%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 18 (8.11%) SCCM
2 3 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.35%) SCVMM
2 3 (1.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (0.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (0.90%) vRealize
4 1 (0.45%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.45%) Ansible
4 1 (0.45%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.45%) Netcool
4 1 (0.45%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 1 (0.45%) OpenView
4 1 (0.45%) Puppet
4 1 (0.45%) SCOM
4 1 (0.45%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 82 (36.94%) Microsoft
2 54 (24.32%) VMware
3 39 (17.57%) Citrix
4 24 (10.81%) IBM
5 18 (8.11%) Cisco
5 18 (8.11%) HP
6 17 (7.66%) Oracle
6 17 (7.66%) Red Hat
7 11 (4.95%) Sun
8 9 (4.05%) Dell
9 8 (3.60%) SAP
10 7 (3.15%) Apple
10 7 (3.15%) Juniper
10 7 (3.15%) Symantec
11 5 (2.25%) PlateSpin
12 4 (1.80%) Avaya
12 4 (1.80%) Intel Security
12 4 (1.80%) webMethods
13 3 (1.35%) AppSense
14 2 (0.90%) Toshiba
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