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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 4 2
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 102 147 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 10.44% 18.44% 20.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 51.00% 70.00% 73.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 64 58
Average daily rate
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£325 £273 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.26% -14.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £153 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 32 28
Average hourly rate £16.16 £15.79 £28.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.34% -44.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £14.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £31.56 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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
200 210 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 20.47% 26.35% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 101 80
Average daily rate £370 £280 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.14% -13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £472 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 32 28
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -48.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.25 £31.50 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 31 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 31 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 31 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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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 -5 24 £325 +23.80% 7
Crewe 0 13 £243 +94.38% 2
Warrington -18 13 £163 -56.66% 22
Knutsford -5 8 £375 +7.14% 1
Runcorn 0 7 £465 +66.07% 8
Nantwich +1 2 £325 +62.50%
Macclesfield -5 2 £420 +60.00% 1
Wilmslow -4 1 - - 1
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 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 83 (40.69%) Microsoft
2 67 (32.84%) Active Directory
3 45 (22.06%) VMware
4 42 (20.59%) Windows 7
5 39 (19.12%) Windows XP
6 35 (17.16%) Linux
6 35 (17.16%) MS Office
6 35 (17.16%) Migration
7 33 (16.18%) HTML
8 32 (15.69%) MS Exchange
8 32 (15.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 32 (15.69%) Security Cleared
9 29 (14.22%) Citrix
9 29 (14.22%) Finance
10 28 (13.73%) Windows Server 2003
11 26 (12.75%) SC Cleared
12 25 (12.25%) MS Excel
12 25 (12.25%) Java
13 24 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
14 23 (11.27%) Oracle
15 21 (10.29%) ITIL
15 21 (10.29%) Exchange Server 2010
16 20 (9.80%) SCCM
16 20 (9.80%) HP
16 20 (9.80%) Banking
17 18 (8.82%) Incident Management
17 18 (8.82%) DNS
17 18 (8.82%) SQL
18 17 (8.33%) Internet
18 17 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 32 (15.69%) MS Exchange
2 21 (10.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (5.39%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (3.92%) IBM Notes
4 8 (3.92%) SharePoint
5 7 (3.43%) IIS
6 4 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.47%) Confluence
8 2 (0.98%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.98%) Oracle Spatial
9 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.49%) Lync
9 1 (0.49%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 35 (17.16%) MS Office
2 25 (12.25%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.98%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.45%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.98%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.49%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.96%) Office 365
2 1 (0.49%) Mimecast
2 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (8.82%) DNS
2 17 (8.33%) Internet
3 16 (7.84%) TCP/IP
4 15 (7.35%) SAN
5 13 (6.37%) WAN
5 13 (6.37%) DHCP
6 10 (4.90%) Wireless
6 10 (4.90%) NAS
7 9 (4.41%) VPN
7 9 (4.41%) Firewall
8 8 (3.92%) LAN
9 7 (3.43%) MPLS
10 5 (2.45%) Broadband
11 3 (1.47%) VoIP
11 3 (1.47%) SSL
12 2 (0.98%) Network Security
13 1 (0.49%) VLAN
13 1 (0.49%) Cisco IOS
13 1 (0.49%) WAAS
13 1 (0.49%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.37%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.94%) Crystal Reports
2 6 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (1.96%) DB2
4 3 (1.47%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.47%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.98%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
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%) Ingres
6 1 (0.49%) Informix
Development Applications
1 12 (5.88%) Git (software)
2 10 (4.90%) Visual Studio
2 10 (4.90%) Subversion
3 5 (2.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.96%) TestComplete
4 4 (1.96%) TeamCity
4 4 (1.96%) SpecFlow
4 4 (1.96%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.96%) JIRA
5 3 (1.47%) Maven
5 3 (1.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (1.47%) FishEye
5 3 (1.47%) Gradle
5 3 (1.47%) Artifactory
6 2 (0.98%) MSI
6 2 (0.98%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.49%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.49%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.49%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.49%) VisualSVN
General
1 29 (14.22%) Finance
2 20 (9.80%) Banking
3 14 (6.86%) Retail
4 7 (3.43%) Russian Language
5 6 (2.94%) German Language
5 6 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (2.45%) French Language
6 5 (2.45%) Local Government
6 5 (2.45%) Portuguese Language
7 4 (1.96%) Turkish Language
7 4 (1.96%) Italian Language
7 4 (1.96%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.96%) Dutch Language
8 2 (0.98%) Automotive
8 2 (0.98%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.49%) Law
Job Titles
1 33 (16.18%) Analyst
2 27 (13.24%) Architect
3 22 (10.78%) Desktop Support
4 20 (9.80%) Developer
5 16 (7.84%) Service Analyst
5 16 (7.84%) Service Desk Analyst
6 13 (6.37%) Consultant
7 12 (5.88%) Support Engineer
7 12 (5.88%) IT Support
8 11 (5.39%) Technical Architect
8 11 (5.39%) Infrastructure Architect
9 10 (4.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (4.90%) Project Manager
9 10 (4.90%) Support Analyst
9 10 (4.90%) 1st Line Support
10 8 (3.92%) Java Developer
11 7 (3.43%) Administrator
11 7 (3.43%) Support Technician
12 6 (2.94%) Systems Engineer
12 6 (2.94%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (16.18%) HTML
2 13 (6.37%) .NET
2 13 (6.37%) Web Services
3 12 (5.88%) HTML5
4 10 (4.90%) JSON
5 9 (4.41%) XML
5 9 (4.41%) WSDL
5 9 (4.41%) Middleware
5 9 (4.41%) CSS
6 8 (3.92%) jQuery
7 6 (2.94%) Spring
7 6 (2.94%) AngularJS
7 6 (2.94%) Java EE
8 4 (1.96%) Hibernate
8 4 (1.96%) Struts
8 4 (1.96%) JDBC
8 4 (1.96%) JSP
8 4 (1.96%) Servlets
8 4 (1.96%) J2EE
8 4 (1.96%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.86%) Data Centre
2 10 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.94%) EMC VNX
3 6 (2.94%) Blackberry
3 6 (2.94%) Device Driver
4 5 (2.45%) Replication
4 5 (2.45%) Enterprise Storage
5 4 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.96%) GIS
5 4 (1.96%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.47%) Handset
6 3 (1.47%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.47%) iPad
6 3 (1.47%) FlexPod
7 2 (0.98%) HP StoreVirtual
7 2 (0.98%) PKI
7 2 (0.98%) iPhone
7 2 (0.98%) Reference Data
7 2 (0.98%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.49%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 42 (20.59%) Windows 7
2 39 (19.12%) Windows XP
3 35 (17.16%) Linux
4 32 (15.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (13.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (7.84%) UNIX
7 14 (6.86%) Windows 8
8 9 (4.41%) AIX
8 9 (4.41%) Solaris
8 9 (4.41%) Android
9 8 (3.92%) Windows Vista
9 8 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (2.94%) Apple iOS
10 6 (2.94%) Mac OS
11 3 (1.47%) Windows CE
11 3 (1.47%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (0.98%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.98%) HPUX
12 2 (0.98%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (17.16%) Migration
2 24 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (10.29%) ITIL
4 18 (8.82%) Incident Management
5 17 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (7.84%) TDD
7 15 (7.35%) Software Engineering
7 15 (7.35%) Project Management
8 14 (6.86%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (6.86%) Waterfall
8 14 (6.86%) SDLC
9 11 (5.39%) Service Management
10 10 (4.90%) BDD
11 9 (4.41%) Data Analysis
11 9 (4.41%) OO
12 8 (3.92%) ITSM
12 8 (3.92%) OOP
13 7 (3.43%) MVC
13 7 (3.43%) Problem Management
14 6 (2.94%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 25 (12.25%) Java
2 18 (8.82%) SQL
3 17 (8.33%) PowerShell
4 16 (7.84%) JavaScript
5 15 (7.35%) C++
6 13 (6.37%) C
7 11 (5.39%) C#
8 8 (3.92%) Objective-C
9 5 (2.45%) Python
9 5 (2.45%) VBScript
9 5 (2.45%) Perl
10 3 (1.47%) PHP
11 2 (0.98%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.98%) VB
12 1 (0.49%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.49%) Jython
Qualifications
1 32 (15.69%) Security Cleared
2 26 (12.75%) SC Cleared
3 11 (5.39%) Degree
3 11 (5.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (2.45%) MCP
4 5 (2.45%) MCSE
5 3 (1.47%) MCDST
5 3 (1.47%) MCITP
6 2 (0.98%) CCNA
6 2 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.98%) NCIE
7 1 (0.49%) VCAP
7 1 (0.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.49%) APMP
7 1 (0.49%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.49%) PMP
7 1 (0.49%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.49%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.88%) SLA
2 2 (0.98%) QA
3 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 67 (32.84%) Active Directory
2 17 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (7.84%) Hyper-V
4 9 (4.41%) XenApp
5 5 (2.45%) VMware ESX
5 5 (2.45%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.47%) vSphere
6 3 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.98%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.98%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.49%) NFS
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 20 (9.80%) SCCM
2 6 (2.94%) OpenView
3 2 (0.98%) TIBCO Hawk
3 2 (0.98%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.98%) SCOM
3 2 (0.98%) SCVMM
3 2 (0.98%) Puppet
3 2 (0.98%) SCDPM
4 1 (0.49%) Oozie
4 1 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.49%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 83 (40.69%) Microsoft
2 45 (22.06%) VMware
3 29 (14.22%) Citrix
4 23 (11.27%) Oracle
5 20 (9.80%) HP
6 14 (6.86%) NetApp
7 8 (3.92%) Lotus
8 7 (3.43%) EMC
8 7 (3.43%) LANDesk
9 6 (2.94%) Cisco
9 6 (2.94%) IBM
10 5 (2.45%) Sun
10 5 (2.45%) Veritas
11 4 (1.96%) Juniper
11 4 (1.96%) Veeam
12 3 (1.47%) Atlassian
12 3 (1.47%) ServiceNow
12 3 (1.47%) McAfee
12 3 (1.47%) Websense
13 2 (0.98%) ESRI
Runcorn
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Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Runcorn
Real Staffing
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
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Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: £240 - £270 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £500 - £600 per annum + competitive
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Rate: £300 - £350 per annum + competitive
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