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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 12 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 102 148 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 10.23% 18.03% 19.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 43.78% 64.63% 71.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 68 62
Average daily rate
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£400 £268 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.53% -10.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £134 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 28 13
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.33% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.70 £14.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.89 £43.25 £44.96
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
233 229 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.37% 27.89% 27.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 111 82
Average daily rate £408 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.18% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £139 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £648 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 28 13
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.00 £14.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 3 June 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 3 June 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 3 June 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 -9 25 £388 +25.00% 14
Crewe 0 12 £225 +64.83% 4
Warrington -14 12 £500 +19.04% 14
Runcorn +2 8 £500 +81.81% 8
Knutsford -6 6 £375 +50.00% 3
Macclesfield -5 5 £400 +23.07% 4
Nantwich +1 1 £275 +37.50%
Sandbach - 1 £400 -
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 75 (33.94%) Microsoft
2 59 (26.70%) Active Directory
3 54 (24.43%) Linux
4 50 (22.62%) VMware
5 41 (18.55%) Finance
6 40 (18.10%) Windows XP
7 39 (17.65%) Windows 7
8 36 (16.29%) HTML
9 35 (15.84%) Oracle
10 33 (14.93%) MS Office
10 33 (14.93%) UNIX
11 32 (14.48%) ITIL
12 31 (14.03%) MS Exchange
13 30 (13.57%) Security Cleared
13 30 (13.57%) Windows Server 2008
14 29 (13.12%) Citrix
15 26 (11.76%) Migration
16 25 (11.31%) Windows Server 2003
17 24 (10.86%) MS Excel
17 24 (10.86%) Java
17 24 (10.86%) Agile Software Development
17 24 (10.86%) SC Cleared
18 23 (10.41%) IIS
19 22 (9.95%) SQL
19 22 (9.95%) VMware Infrastructure
20 21 (9.50%) HP
20 21 (9.50%) Project Management
21 19 (8.60%) Banking
21 19 (8.60%) Internet
21 19 (8.60%) SQL Server

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 31 (14.03%) MS Exchange
2 23 (10.41%) IIS
3 19 (8.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (4.98%) SharePoint
5 7 (3.17%) Tomcat
5 7 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (3.17%) WebSphere
5 7 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (2.71%) IBM Notes
7 4 (1.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.81%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
8 3 (1.36%) Oracle Spatial
8 3 (1.36%) Confluence
8 3 (1.36%) ArcGIS
8 3 (1.36%) iPlanet
9 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.45%) Lync
10 1 (0.45%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 33 (14.93%) MS Office
2 24 (10.86%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (3.17%) BusinessWorks
2 5 (2.26%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.81%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.45%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.90%) Office 365
2 1 (0.45%) IaaS
2 1 (0.45%) Mimecast
2 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.45%) SaaS
2 1 (0.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.60%) Internet
2 17 (7.69%) SAN
2 17 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 17 (7.69%) DNS
3 13 (5.88%) DHCP
4 11 (4.98%) VPN
4 11 (4.98%) LDAP
4 11 (4.98%) WAN
5 10 (4.52%) Firewall
6 8 (3.62%) Wireless
6 8 (3.62%) NAS
7 5 (2.26%) MPLS
8 4 (1.81%) SSL
8 4 (1.81%) LAN
8 4 (1.81%) Broadband
8 4 (1.81%) VoIP
9 3 (1.36%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (1.36%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (1.36%) VLAN
10 2 (0.90%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (8.60%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.71%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.81%) Big Data
3 4 (1.81%) DB2
4 3 (1.36%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.36%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.36%) SQLite
4 3 (1.36%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.36%) MySQL
5 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.45%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.45%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.45%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 17 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 12 (5.43%) Subversion
3 11 (4.98%) Visual Studio
4 7 (3.17%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 4 (1.81%) JIRA
6 3 (1.36%) FxCop
6 3 (1.36%) StyleCop
6 3 (1.36%) Moq
6 3 (1.36%) Maven
6 3 (1.36%) NUnit
6 3 (1.36%) FishEye
6 3 (1.36%) Gradle
6 3 (1.36%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.90%) MSI
8 1 (0.45%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.45%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.45%) Ant
8 1 (0.45%) VisualSVN
8 1 (0.45%) ReSharper
General
1 41 (18.55%) Finance
2 19 (8.60%) Banking
3 12 (5.43%) Retail
4 7 (3.17%) German Language
5 6 (2.71%) Dutch Language
5 6 (2.71%) Local Government
6 5 (2.26%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (2.26%) French Language
6 5 (2.26%) Russian Language
7 4 (1.81%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.36%) Portuguese Language
8 3 (1.36%) Turkish Language
9 2 (0.90%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.90%) Italian Language
9 2 (0.90%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.45%) Law
10 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.45%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 43 (19.46%) Analyst
2 28 (12.67%) Architect
3 26 (11.76%) Developer
4 19 (8.60%) Service Analyst
5 18 (8.14%) Service Desk Analyst
6 16 (7.24%) Desktop Support
7 14 (6.33%) Infrastructure Architect
8 13 (5.88%) Project Manager
9 12 (5.43%) Support Engineer
10 11 (4.98%) Consultant
10 11 (4.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (4.52%) Technical Specialist
11 10 (4.52%) Support Analyst
12 9 (4.07%) 1st Line Support
12 9 (4.07%) Technical Architect
12 9 (4.07%) Java Developer
12 9 (4.07%) IT Support
13 6 (2.71%) Desktop Engineer
13 6 (2.71%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 6 (2.71%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (16.29%) HTML
2 17 (7.69%) Web Services
3 15 (6.79%) HTML5
4 12 (5.43%) XML
4 12 (5.43%) .NET
5 10 (4.52%) jQuery
5 10 (4.52%) AngularJS
6 9 (4.07%) Middleware
7 8 (3.62%) Java EE
8 7 (3.17%) JSON
9 6 (2.71%) WSDL
9 6 (2.71%) CSS
10 5 (2.26%) .NET Framework
11 4 (1.81%) TIBCO EMS
11 4 (1.81%) WCF
11 4 (1.81%) Rendezvous
11 4 (1.81%) LINQ
12 3 (1.36%) CSS3
12 3 (1.36%) Spring
12 3 (1.36%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.14%) Data Centre
2 16 (7.24%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.43%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (3.62%) Blackberry
5 7 (3.17%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.17%) FlexPod
6 6 (2.71%) Device Driver
7 5 (2.26%) GIS
7 5 (2.26%) Reference Data
7 5 (2.26%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.81%) iPhone
9 3 (1.36%) Handset
9 3 (1.36%) Replication
9 3 (1.36%) Clustering
9 3 (1.36%) iPad
10 2 (0.90%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.90%) Data Integration
10 2 (0.90%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.45%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.45%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 54 (24.43%) Linux
2 40 (18.10%) Windows XP
3 39 (17.65%) Windows 7
4 33 (14.93%) UNIX
5 30 (13.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (11.31%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (7.24%) AIX
8 10 (4.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (4.52%) Windows Vista
8 10 (4.52%) Android
9 9 (4.07%) Windows 8
10 8 (3.62%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (3.17%) Apple iOS
11 7 (3.17%) Solaris
11 7 (3.17%) Mac OS
12 5 (2.26%) Windows Mobile
13 4 (1.81%) HPUX
14 3 (1.36%) Windows CE
14 3 (1.36%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.90%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (14.48%) ITIL
2 26 (11.76%) Migration
3 24 (10.86%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (9.50%) Project Management
5 18 (8.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 17 (7.69%) Incident Management
7 16 (7.24%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (6.79%) Waterfall
8 15 (6.79%) SDLC
9 12 (5.43%) Software Engineering
9 12 (5.43%) TDD
9 12 (5.43%) Service Management
9 12 (5.43%) OO
10 9 (4.07%) OOP
10 9 (4.07%) BDD
11 8 (3.62%) Information Security
12 6 (2.71%) Data Modelling
12 6 (2.71%) PRINCE
12 6 (2.71%) Process Improvement
13 5 (2.26%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 24 (10.86%) Java
2 22 (9.95%) SQL
3 17 (7.69%) C#
3 17 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 11 (4.98%) C
4 11 (4.98%) PowerShell
5 10 (4.52%) C++
6 9 (4.07%) Objective-C
7 8 (3.62%) Shell Script
8 6 (2.71%) Python
8 6 (2.71%) Perl
9 5 (2.26%) VBScript
10 4 (1.81%) PHP
11 2 (0.90%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.45%) VB
12 1 (0.45%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.45%) Jython
12 1 (0.45%) Ruby
12 1 (0.45%) XPath
12 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 30 (13.57%) Security Cleared
2 24 (10.86%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.52%) Degree
4 9 (4.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (2.26%) MCP
6 5 (2.26%) MCSE
7 3 (1.36%) CCNA
7 3 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (1.36%) MCDST
7 3 (1.36%) NCIE
8 2 (0.90%) MCITP
8 2 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.90%) CCNP
9 1 (0.45%) ISEB
9 1 (0.45%) MCSA
9 1 (0.45%) HNC
9 1 (0.45%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.45%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.43%) SLA
2 2 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.90%) QA
System Software
1 59 (26.70%) Active Directory
2 22 (9.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (7.24%) Hyper-V
4 7 (3.17%) XenApp
5 6 (2.71%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (2.26%) VMware ESX
7 3 (1.36%) NFS
8 2 (0.90%) vSphere
8 2 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.45%) Firmware
9 1 (0.45%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.45%) Samba
9 1 (0.45%) iptables
Systems Management
1 19 (8.60%) SCCM
2 10 (4.52%) CA Single Sign-On
3 7 (3.17%) TIBCO Hawk
4 4 (1.81%) SCOM
4 4 (1.81%) OpenView
5 2 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.90%) SCDPM
5 2 (0.90%) SCVMM
5 2 (0.90%) Puppet
5 2 (0.90%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.90%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.45%) WSUS
6 1 (0.45%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.45%) Oozie
6 1 (0.45%) Opsview
6 1 (0.45%) MOM
6 1 (0.45%) Nagios
Vendors
1 75 (33.94%) Microsoft
2 50 (22.62%) VMware
3 35 (15.84%) Oracle
4 29 (13.12%) Citrix
5 21 (9.50%) HP
6 15 (6.79%) Sun
6 15 (6.79%) NetApp
7 12 (5.43%) Cisco
8 10 (4.52%) IBM
9 8 (3.62%) EMC
10 7 (3.17%) TIBCO
11 6 (2.71%) Lotus
11 6 (2.71%) LANDesk
12 5 (2.26%) McAfee
13 4 (1.81%) Red Hat
13 4 (1.81%) CA
13 4 (1.81%) Dell
14 3 (1.36%) Juniper
14 3 (1.36%) Symantec
14 3 (1.36%) ESRI
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