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 1 October 2016 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 9 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 97 116 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 12.19% 10.08% 16.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.15% 48.74% 70.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 50 61
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £160 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £478 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
- +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 32 36
Median hourly rate £13.25 £17.33 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.54% +7.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £12.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £37.25 £32.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.69 £15.26 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.75% -4.62%
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
164 238 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 20.60% 20.68% 24.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 139 96
Median daily rate £425 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £496 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 33 36
Median hourly rate £13.50 £16.84 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.83% +0.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.78 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £34.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

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 1 October 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
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 1 October 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +7 41 £500 +66.66% 9
Macclesfield +8 9 £275 -
Knutsford +8 6 £275 -29.03%
Runcorn -1 6 £171 - 1
Chester -5 3 £325 -7.14% 2
Wilmslow -5 3 £180 +2.85% 5
Congleton - 2 £275 -
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, 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 77 (39.09%) Microsoft
2 74 (37.56%) Active Directory
3 48 (24.37%) Windows Server
4 45 (22.84%) Migration
5 43 (21.83%) Linux
6 41 (20.81%) Citrix
7 37 (18.78%) Security Cleared
8 36 (18.27%) Agile Software Development
9 35 (17.77%) MS Excel
10 33 (16.75%) Windows Server 2012
11 31 (15.74%) SQL
12 30 (15.23%) ITIL
13 29 (14.72%) MS Office
13 29 (14.72%) .NET
13 29 (14.72%) Oracle
13 29 (14.72%) Finance
14 28 (14.21%) VMware
15 27 (13.71%) Windows 7
16 26 (13.20%) Windows Server 2008
17 25 (12.69%) SC Cleared
17 25 (12.69%) SQL Server
17 25 (12.69%) Project Management
18 23 (11.68%) TDD
18 23 (11.68%) Unix
19 22 (11.17%) AIX
20 21 (10.66%) PowerShell
20 21 (10.66%) Team Foundation Server
20 21 (10.66%) Software Engineering
21 20 (10.15%) Mainframe
21 20 (10.15%) Windows 10

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 13 (6.60%) SharePoint
2 12 (6.09%) IIS
3 6 (3.05%) MS Exchange
3 6 (3.05%) Skype for Business
4 5 (2.54%) Apache
5 4 (2.03%) IBM Notes
5 4 (2.03%) JBoss
5 4 (2.03%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.02%) Apache Pig
6 2 (1.02%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.51%) CICS
7 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 35 (17.77%) MS Excel
2 29 (14.72%) MS Office
3 12 (6.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (4.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.03%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.02%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.51%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 19 (9.64%) Office 365
2 11 (5.58%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (4.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.52%) IaaS
5 2 (1.02%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (1.02%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.02%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.02%) PaaS
5 2 (1.02%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (8.63%) DHCP
2 12 (6.09%) DNS
3 11 (5.58%) Firewall
3 11 (5.58%) SSL
4 9 (4.57%) SAN
4 9 (4.57%) WAN
5 7 (3.55%) LAN
5 7 (3.55%) Skype
6 6 (3.05%) HTTPS
7 5 (2.54%) Internet
7 5 (2.54%) MPLS
7 5 (2.54%) VPN
8 3 (1.52%) Softphone
8 3 (1.52%) TCP/IP
8 3 (1.52%) Wireless
9 2 (1.02%) NetScaler
9 2 (1.02%) Network Security
9 2 (1.02%) PCoIP
9 2 (1.02%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (1.02%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (12.69%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.11%) DB2
3 5 (2.54%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (2.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (2.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.52%) Big Data
5 3 (1.52%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.52%) MySQL
5 3 (1.52%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.02%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.02%) DataStage
6 2 (1.02%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.02%) HBase
6 2 (1.02%) OLAP
6 2 (1.02%) Oracle OLAP
6 2 (1.02%) Pentaho
6 2 (1.02%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 21 (10.66%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (8.12%) Jenkins
3 15 (7.61%) SpecFlow
3 15 (7.61%) TestComplete
4 11 (5.58%) JIRA
5 7 (3.55%) Git (software)
5 7 (3.55%) Vagrant
6 6 (3.05%) GitLab
6 6 (3.05%) Gradle
6 6 (3.05%) MSI
7 4 (2.03%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (2.03%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (1.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (1.52%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.02%) SonarQube
9 2 (1.02%) Visual Studio
General
1 29 (14.72%) Finance
2 11 (5.58%) Banking
3 8 (4.06%) Manufacturing
4 7 (3.55%) German Language
5 5 (2.54%) Dutch Language
5 5 (2.54%) French Language
6 4 (2.03%) Italian Language
6 4 (2.03%) Portuguese Language
7 3 (1.52%) Local Government
8 2 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.51%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.51%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (12.18%) Analyst
2 21 (10.66%) Consultant
3 20 (10.15%) Architect
4 14 (7.11%) Developer
5 13 (6.60%) Support Engineer
6 12 (6.09%) Service Analyst
6 12 (6.09%) Service Desk Analyst
7 10 (5.08%) Desktop Support
8 9 (4.57%) Delivery Manager
8 9 (4.57%) DevOps Consultant
9 8 (4.06%) .NET Developer
9 8 (4.06%) Integration Consultant
9 8 (4.06%) Project Manager
10 7 (3.55%) 1st Line Support
10 7 (3.55%) 3rd Line Support
10 7 (3.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (3.55%) IT Support
10 7 (3.55%) Windows Engineer
11 6 (3.05%) 2nd Line Support
11 6 (3.05%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (14.72%) .NET
2 7 (3.55%) ASP.NET
3 6 (3.05%) Middleware
4 5 (2.54%) WCF
4 5 (2.54%) Web Services
5 4 (2.03%) WinForms
6 3 (1.52%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.02%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.02%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (1.02%) CSS
7 2 (1.02%) J2EE
7 2 (1.02%) JSP
7 2 (1.02%) LAMP
7 2 (1.02%) LINQ
7 2 (1.02%) WAMP
8 1 (0.51%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.51%) MFC
8 1 (0.51%) WAP
8 1 (0.51%) XML
8 1 (0.51%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.15%) Mainframe
2 18 (9.14%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (6.09%) Data Centre
4 9 (4.57%) Wiki
5 8 (4.06%) Fat Client
5 8 (4.06%) PKI
5 8 (4.06%) Thin Client
6 7 (3.55%) Blackberry
7 5 (2.54%) Computer Science
8 4 (2.03%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (2.03%) iPhone
8 4 (2.03%) NHS
8 4 (2.03%) Replication
9 3 (1.52%) Clustering
9 3 (1.52%) Cryptography
9 3 (1.52%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.52%) Smartphone
10 2 (1.02%) HP Storage
10 2 (1.02%) PMI
10 2 (1.02%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 48 (24.37%) Windows Server
2 43 (21.83%) Linux
3 33 (16.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 27 (13.71%) Windows 7
5 26 (13.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (11.68%) Unix
7 22 (11.17%) AIX
8 20 (10.15%) Windows 10
9 17 (8.63%) Windows XP
10 16 (8.12%) Windows 8
11 15 (7.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (6.60%) HPUX
13 12 (6.09%) Solaris
14 11 (5.58%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (1.52%) Windows Mobile
15 3 (1.52%) Windows Phone
16 2 (1.02%) Apple iOS
16 2 (1.02%) zOS
17 1 (0.51%) Android
17 1 (0.51%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (22.84%) Migration
2 36 (18.27%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (15.23%) ITIL
4 25 (12.69%) Project Management
5 23 (11.68%) TDD
6 21 (10.66%) Software Engineering
7 17 (8.63%) Test Automation
8 16 (8.12%) Change Management
8 16 (8.12%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (7.61%) Code Coverage
10 14 (7.11%) DevOps
10 14 (7.11%) Problem Management
11 12 (6.09%) Continuous Deployment
12 10 (5.08%) Configuration Management
12 10 (5.08%) Service Management
13 9 (4.57%) Incident Management
13 9 (4.57%) Stakeholder Management
14 8 (4.06%) Service Delivery
14 8 (4.06%) Waterfall
15 7 (3.55%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 31 (15.74%) SQL
2 21 (10.66%) PowerShell
3 18 (9.14%) Java
4 11 (5.58%) Shell Script
5 9 (4.57%) Bash Shell
5 9 (4.57%) Python
6 8 (4.06%) C#
7 6 (3.05%) C++
7 6 (3.05%) VB
8 5 (2.54%) T-SQL
9 4 (2.03%) C
9 4 (2.03%) JavaScript
10 3 (1.52%) PHP
11 2 (1.02%) Perl
11 2 (1.02%) VBScript
12 1 (0.51%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.51%) VB6
Qualifications
1 37 (18.78%) Security Cleared
2 25 (12.69%) SC Cleared
3 14 (7.11%) Degree
4 10 (5.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (3.05%) CCNA
5 6 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (3.05%) MCSE
6 4 (2.03%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (2.03%) MCITP
7 3 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.52%) CCEA
7 3 (1.52%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (1.02%) CISSP
8 2 (1.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.02%) MCP
8 2 (1.02%) MCSA
8 2 (1.02%) MCTS
8 2 (1.02%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.02%) RHCE
9 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.57%) SLA
2 4 (2.03%) QA
3 3 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 74 (37.56%) Active Directory
2 16 (8.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.06%) XenApp
4 7 (3.55%) VMware ESX
5 5 (2.54%) vSphere
6 4 (2.03%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.02%) UAG
9 1 (0.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.51%) Postfix
9 1 (0.51%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 19 (9.64%) SCCM
2 17 (8.63%) Puppet
3 11 (5.58%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (3.05%) yum
5 4 (2.03%) NetBackup
5 4 (2.03%) SCOM
5 4 (2.03%) SCOrch
6 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 3 (1.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (1.02%) Nessus
7 2 (1.02%) NetApp OnCommand
7 2 (1.02%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (1.02%) Tivoli
7 2 (1.02%) vRealize
7 2 (1.02%) WSUS
8 1 (0.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.51%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 77 (39.09%) Microsoft
2 41 (20.81%) Citrix
3 29 (14.72%) Oracle
4 28 (14.21%) VMware
5 16 (8.12%) Cisco
6 13 (6.60%) EMC
7 7 (3.55%) HP
8 6 (3.05%) Apple
8 6 (3.05%) IBM
9 5 (2.54%) Ab Initio
9 5 (2.54%) SAP
10 4 (2.03%) AppSense
10 4 (2.03%) BMC
10 4 (2.03%) Brocade
10 4 (2.03%) Dell
10 4 (2.03%) Juniper
10 4 (2.03%) Lotus
10 4 (2.03%) Remedy
10 4 (2.03%) Symantec
11 3 (1.52%) Forcepoint
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