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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
North West / Cheshire
Rank 7 11 4
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows 60 103 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 12.37% 11.56% 15.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.83% 60.59% 71.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 54 57
Median daily rate £386 £315 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.61% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £225 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £475 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 20 23
Median hourly rate £16.25 £14.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.07% -13.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.98 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.93 £25.21 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +6.66%

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
94 170 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 19.38% 19.08% 22.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 106 80
Median daily rate £390 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £244 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £533 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 20 23
Median hourly rate £19.66 £14.00 £14.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.42% -2.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.98 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £27.05 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. 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 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 +15 18 £374 +19.60% 3
Chester +1 12 £200 -42.85% 2
Macclesfield -4 7 £600 +113.33% 2
Runcorn 0 3 £436 - 4
Crewe 0 2 £145 -39.58% 3
Ellesmere Port - 1 - - 1
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 72 (40.45%) Microsoft
2 61 (34.27%) Active Directory
3 41 (23.03%) Windows Server
4 38 (21.35%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (20.22%) SQL Server
5 36 (20.22%) Linux
6 35 (19.66%) MS Office
7 31 (17.42%) Windows 7
8 28 (15.73%) ITIL
9 27 (15.17%) MS Excel
10 26 (14.61%) Analytical Skills
11 24 (13.48%) SQL
11 24 (13.48%) Citrix
11 24 (13.48%) Project Management
11 24 (13.48%) Migration
12 23 (12.92%) Windows Server 2008
13 22 (12.36%) Security Cleared
13 22 (12.36%) Oracle
13 22 (12.36%) Windows 10
14 20 (11.24%) Finance
14 20 (11.24%) PowerShell
14 20 (11.24%) Windows Server 2012
15 19 (10.67%) Amazon AWS
15 19 (10.67%) Web Services
15 19 (10.67%) Python
15 19 (10.67%) Unix
16 18 (10.11%) VMware
17 17 (9.55%) Change Management
17 17 (9.55%) .NET
17 17 (9.55%) Office 365

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 12 (6.74%) MS Exchange
1 12 (6.74%) SharePoint
2 10 (5.62%) IIS
3 6 (3.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (2.25%) Apache
4 4 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.25%) Skype for Business
4 4 (2.25%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.69%) CICS
5 3 (1.69%) IBM Notes
5 3 (1.69%) JBoss
5 3 (1.69%) nginx
5 3 (1.69%) Oracle 10gAS
5 3 (1.69%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.12%) Apache Pig
6 2 (1.12%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.12%) Confluence
6 2 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.12%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 35 (19.66%) MS Office
2 27 (15.17%) MS Excel
3 15 (8.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (6.74%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.56%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Orchard Housing
1 1 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (10.67%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (9.55%) Office 365
3 7 (3.93%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (3.93%) Amazon S3
3 7 (3.93%) AWS CloudFormation
4 6 (3.37%) Amazon EMR
4 6 (3.37%) AWS Lambda
4 6 (3.37%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (2.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (2.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 4 (2.25%) Amazon ELB
6 4 (2.25%) Amazon SQS
6 4 (2.25%) AWS CloudTrail
6 4 (2.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 3 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.30%) SSL
2 10 (5.62%) Firewall
3 9 (5.06%) VPN
4 7 (3.93%) DNS
5 6 (3.37%) HTTPS
5 6 (3.37%) LAN
5 6 (3.37%) SAN
6 5 (2.81%) Kerberos
6 5 (2.81%) LDAP
6 5 (2.81%) WAN
7 3 (1.69%) IPsec
7 3 (1.69%) NAS
8 2 (1.12%) DHCP
8 2 (1.12%) Internet
8 2 (1.12%) Skype
8 2 (1.12%) SMTP
8 2 (1.12%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.12%) Wireless
9 1 (0.56%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.56%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (20.22%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.49%) Big Data
2 8 (4.49%) MongoDB
2 8 (4.49%) NoSQL
3 7 (3.93%) Relational Database
3 7 (3.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 7 (3.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (3.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (3.37%) DB2
5 5 (2.81%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.25%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (2.25%) Amazon Redshift
6 4 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.12%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.12%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.12%) HBase
7 2 (1.12%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.12%) Oracle OLAP
7 2 (1.12%) Pentaho
7 2 (1.12%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 14 (7.87%) Jenkins
2 9 (5.06%) JIRA
2 9 (5.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (4.49%) Visual Studio
4 7 (3.93%) MSI
5 6 (3.37%) GitLab
6 3 (1.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.56%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.56%) Log4j
7 1 (0.56%) Selenium
7 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 20 (11.24%) Finance
2 11 (6.18%) Banking
3 10 (5.62%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.12%) German Language
5 2 (1.12%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.56%) French Language
6 1 (0.56%) Local Government
6 1 (0.56%) Portuguese Language
6 1 (0.56%) Russian Language
6 1 (0.56%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (10.11%) Analyst
2 15 (8.43%) Architect
2 15 (8.43%) Consultant
2 15 (8.43%) Developer
2 15 (8.43%) Support Engineer
3 12 (6.74%) Desktop Support
4 11 (6.18%) 3rd Line Support
4 11 (6.18%) Delivery Manager
5 10 (5.62%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (5.06%) C# Developer
7 7 (3.93%) 1st Line Support
7 7 (3.93%) Desktop Engineer
7 7 (3.93%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 7 (3.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (3.93%) Service Desk Support
8 6 (3.37%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 6 (3.37%) Infrastructure Manager
8 6 (3.37%) Infrastructure Support
8 6 (3.37%) IT Support
8 6 (3.37%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (10.67%) Web Services
2 17 (9.55%) .NET
3 12 (6.74%) JSON
4 11 (6.18%) ASP.NET
5 10 (5.62%) Middleware
6 8 (4.49%) XML
7 7 (3.93%) HTML
7 7 (3.93%) WinForms
8 6 (3.37%) boto
8 6 (3.37%) J2EE
8 6 (3.37%) YAML
9 5 (2.81%) WCF
10 4 (2.25%) .NET Framework
10 4 (2.25%) SAML
10 4 (2.25%) WPF
11 3 (1.69%) Oracle Fusion
12 2 (1.12%) jQuery
12 2 (1.12%) OAuth2
12 2 (1.12%) OpenID
13 1 (0.56%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 26 (14.61%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.74%) Blackberry
3 9 (5.06%) Wiki
4 8 (4.49%) Data Centre
5 7 (3.93%) Replication
6 6 (3.37%) Smartphone
7 5 (2.81%) NHS
7 5 (2.81%) PKI
8 4 (2.25%) Computer Science
8 4 (2.25%) Cryptography
8 4 (2.25%) Fat Client
8 4 (2.25%) iPhone
8 4 (2.25%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.25%) Thin Client
9 3 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (1.12%) Data Integration
10 2 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.12%) IBM XIV
10 2 (1.12%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.12%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 41 (23.03%) Windows Server
2 36 (20.22%) Linux
3 31 (17.42%) Windows 7
4 23 (12.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (12.36%) Windows 10
6 20 (11.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (10.67%) Unix
8 11 (6.18%) AIX
9 9 (5.06%) Windows Phone
9 9 (5.06%) Windows XP
10 7 (3.93%) Android
10 7 (3.93%) Windows 8
11 6 (3.37%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (1.69%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.69%) HPUX
12 3 (1.69%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (1.12%) Windows 2000
13 2 (1.12%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.56%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (21.35%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (15.73%) ITIL
3 24 (13.48%) Migration
3 24 (13.48%) Project Management
4 17 (9.55%) Change Management
5 12 (6.74%) High Availability
5 12 (6.74%) Waterfall
6 11 (6.18%) ETL
7 10 (5.62%) Problem Management
8 9 (5.06%) Configuration Management
8 9 (5.06%) Incident Management
9 8 (4.49%) Automated Testing
9 8 (4.49%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (4.49%) Service Management
9 8 (4.49%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (3.93%) DevOps
10 7 (3.93%) Mobile Device Management
10 7 (3.93%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 7 (3.93%) Service Delivery
10 7 (3.93%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 24 (13.48%) SQL
2 20 (11.24%) PowerShell
3 19 (10.67%) Python
4 12 (6.74%) C#
5 11 (6.18%) Perl
6 10 (5.62%) Java
7 9 (5.06%) JavaScript
8 8 (4.49%) T-SQL
9 7 (3.93%) Bash Shell
9 7 (3.93%) Shell Script
9 7 (3.93%) VB
10 5 (2.81%) C++
11 4 (2.25%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.69%) VB6
12 3 (1.69%) VBScript
13 2 (1.12%) C
14 1 (0.56%) ANSI SQL
14 1 (0.56%) PHP
14 1 (0.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (12.36%) Security Cleared
2 13 (7.30%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (3.37%) AWS Certification
4 6 (3.37%) MCSE
5 5 (2.81%) CCNA
5 5 (2.81%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.69%) CISSP
7 2 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.56%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.56%) CCA
8 1 (0.56%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.56%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.56%) Degree
8 1 (0.56%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.56%) MCDST
8 1 (0.56%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.18%) SLA
2 5 (2.81%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.56%) BS25999
3 1 (0.56%) COBIT
3 1 (0.56%) COSO
3 1 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 61 (34.27%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.37%) Hyper-V
3 6 (3.37%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (3.37%) VMware ESX
4 4 (2.25%) Docker
4 4 (2.25%) XenApp
5 3 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.12%) BitLocker
6 2 (1.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.12%) VMware GSX
6 2 (1.12%) vSphere
7 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.56%) Postfix
7 1 (0.56%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 17 (9.55%) SCCM
2 15 (8.43%) Puppet
3 14 (7.87%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (3.37%) yum
5 5 (2.81%) AirWatch
5 5 (2.81%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (2.81%) Salt
6 4 (2.25%) Kubernetes
6 4 (2.25%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 3 (1.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (1.69%) WSUS
8 2 (1.12%) MOM
8 2 (1.12%) Nessus
8 2 (1.12%) NetApp OnCommand
8 2 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (1.12%) SCOM
9 1 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.56%) Rundeck
9 1 (0.56%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 72 (40.45%) Microsoft
2 24 (13.48%) Citrix
3 22 (12.36%) Oracle
4 18 (10.11%) VMware
5 12 (6.74%) Cisco
6 11 (6.18%) Apple
7 7 (3.93%) HP
7 7 (3.93%) Symantec
8 5 (2.81%) AppSense
8 5 (2.81%) Intel Security
8 5 (2.81%) NetApp
8 5 (2.81%) SAP
9 4 (2.25%) IBM
10 3 (1.69%) Fujitsu
10 3 (1.69%) Lotus
10 3 (1.69%) SolarWinds
11 2 (1.12%) Blue Coat
11 2 (1.12%) Brocade
11 2 (1.12%) Remedy
11 2 (1.12%) Teradata
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