The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Cheshire region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 2 5
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 148 151 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.71% 20.05% 14.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.52% 73.66% 62.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 57 55
Average daily rate
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£275 £325 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -2.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £216 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 25 19
Average hourly rate £15.79 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.58% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £14.80 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.90 £43.46 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
216 205 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 27.31% 27.22% 23.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 77 92
Average daily rate £280 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.84% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £223 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 25 19
Average hourly rate £15.00 £29.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.27% +45.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £15.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £42.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows
North West

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014. 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
Warrington -4 31 £355 -2.06% 12
Chester 0 28 £246 -24.23% 7
Knutsford 0 12 £275 -15.38% 3
Runcorn - 10 £280 - 4
Crewe +7 8 £132 -34.00%
Wilmslow - 4 - - 4
Macclesfield -1 3 £294 -30.88%
Nantwich - 1 £200 - 2
Daresbury - - - -
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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.

1 134 (48.73%) Active Directory
2 116 (42.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 110 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 98 (35.64%) Microsoft
5 81 (29.45%) Windows 7
6 65 (23.64%) VMware
7 61 (22.18%) Citrix
8 47 (17.09%) SQL Server
8 47 (17.09%) ITIL
8 47 (17.09%) SCCM
9 46 (16.73%) Migration
10 39 (14.18%) Linux
10 39 (14.18%) IIS
10 39 (14.18%) TCP/IP
10 39 (14.18%) DNS
11 38 (13.82%) MS Excel
11 38 (13.82%) Finance
12 37 (13.45%) SharePoint
12 37 (13.45%) MS Exchange
13 35 (12.73%) Security Cleared
14 33 (12.00%) SC Cleared
15 32 (11.64%) Windows Server 2012
15 32 (11.64%) Windows XP
15 32 (11.64%) SQL
16 31 (11.27%) MS Office
16 31 (11.27%) DHCP
17 30 (10.91%) UNIX
17 30 (10.91%) Local Government
18 29 (10.55%) PowerShell
19 27 (9.82%) .NET

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 39 (14.18%) IIS
2 37 (13.45%) SharePoint
2 37 (13.45%) MS Exchange
3 24 (8.73%) Exchange Server 2003
4 22 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (7.64%) Exchange Server 2007
6 14 (5.09%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (2.18%) Lync
7 6 (2.18%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.73%) NServiceBus
9 2 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.36%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.36%) SAS
Applications
1 38 (13.82%) MS Excel
2 31 (11.27%) MS Office
3 5 (1.82%) MS Project
3 5 (1.82%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.36%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 9 (3.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.36%) SAP R/3
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.73%) PaaS
2 2 (0.73%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 39 (14.18%) TCP/IP
1 39 (14.18%) DNS
2 31 (11.27%) DHCP
3 25 (9.09%) Firewall
4 22 (8.00%) SAN
4 22 (8.00%) LAN
5 19 (6.91%) WAN
6 15 (5.45%) VPN
7 7 (2.55%) Wireless
8 6 (2.18%) VLAN
8 6 (2.18%) Network Security
8 6 (2.18%) HTTP
9 5 (1.82%) VoIP
9 5 (1.82%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (1.45%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (1.45%) FTP
11 3 (1.09%) ADSL
11 3 (1.09%) Internet
11 3 (1.09%) OSPF
11 3 (1.09%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (17.09%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.55%) SQL Server 2005
3 15 (5.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.82%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.36%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.36%) MySQL
7 1 (0.36%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.36%) DB2
7 1 (0.36%) QlikView
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (2.55%) MSI
2 5 (1.82%) AdminStudio
3 4 (1.45%) Moq
4 3 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.09%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.36%) OpenSTA
5 1 (0.36%) LoadUI
5 1 (0.36%) JMeter
5 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
General
1 38 (13.82%) Finance
2 30 (10.91%) Local Government
3 24 (8.73%) Banking
4 7 (2.55%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.45%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.09%) Back Office
7 2 (0.73%) Legal
7 2 (0.73%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.36%) Retail
8 1 (0.36%) Publishing
8 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 43 (15.64%) Analyst
2 19 (6.91%) 2nd Line Support
3 18 (6.55%) Developer
3 18 (6.55%) Architect
3 18 (6.55%) Wintel Engineer
4 17 (6.18%) Desktop Support
5 14 (5.09%) Project Manager
5 14 (5.09%) Administrator
6 12 (4.36%) 1st Line Support
6 12 (4.36%) Server Engineer
7 11 (4.00%) Support Engineer
7 11 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (3.64%) .NET Developer
8 10 (3.64%) Support Analyst
9 9 (3.27%) Help Desk Support
9 9 (3.27%) Wintel Analyst
10 8 (2.91%) Security Engineer
10 8 (2.91%) Technical Specialist
10 8 (2.91%) Service Desk Analyst
10 8 (2.91%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (9.82%) .NET
2 14 (5.09%) Application Packaging
3 12 (4.36%) HTML
4 9 (3.27%) .NET Framework
4 9 (3.27%) ASP.NET
5 8 (2.91%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 7 (2.55%) Web Services
7 6 (2.18%) Middleware
7 6 (2.18%) WCF
7 6 (2.18%) jQuery
7 6 (2.18%) HTML5
8 5 (1.82%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (1.45%) WinForms
9 4 (1.45%) ActiveMQ
10 3 (1.09%) CSS
11 2 (0.73%) XML
11 2 (0.73%) Ajax
11 2 (0.73%) WebSphere MQ
11 2 (0.73%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 2 (0.73%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.45%) Clustering
2 11 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.27%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (1.82%) PKI
5 4 (1.45%) Inversion of Control
5 4 (1.45%) Replication
6 3 (1.09%) Statistics
7 2 (0.73%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.73%) Open Source
7 2 (0.73%) PDA
7 2 (0.73%) CESG
7 2 (0.73%) SecurID
7 2 (0.73%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.73%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.36%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.36%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.36%) Handset
8 1 (0.36%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.36%) EPoS
8 1 (0.36%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 116 (42.18%) Windows Server 2008
2 110 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 81 (29.45%) Windows 7
4 39 (14.18%) Linux
5 32 (11.64%) Windows XP
5 32 (11.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (10.91%) UNIX
7 11 (4.00%) AIX
8 9 (3.27%) Windows Vista
9 8 (2.91%) Windows 8
10 6 (2.18%) Windows 2000 Server
10 6 (2.18%) Windows 2000
11 4 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.73%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.36%) Tru64
13 1 (0.36%) Solaris
13 1 (0.36%) CentOS
13 1 (0.36%) Windows Phone 8
13 1 (0.36%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (17.09%) ITIL
2 46 (16.73%) Migration
3 22 (8.00%) Information Security
4 13 (4.73%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (4.73%) Change Management
5 12 (4.36%) PRINCE2
6 11 (4.00%) Project Planning
7 10 (3.64%) MVC
8 9 (3.27%) CRM
8 9 (3.27%) Problem Management
9 8 (2.91%) Load Balancing
9 8 (2.91%) Project Management
10 7 (2.55%) Capacity Planning
11 6 (2.18%) High Availability
11 6 (2.18%) Incident Management
11 6 (2.18%) Compatibility Testing
11 6 (2.18%) TDD
11 6 (2.18%) Change Control
12 5 (1.82%) Performance Tuning
12 5 (1.82%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (11.64%) SQL
2 29 (10.55%) PowerShell
3 12 (4.36%) VB
3 12 (4.36%) C#
4 10 (3.64%) Shell Script
5 8 (2.91%) T-SQL
6 7 (2.55%) VBScript
6 7 (2.55%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.09%) Java
7 3 (1.09%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.73%) C
8 2 (0.73%) C++
8 2 (0.73%) Perl
9 1 (0.36%) XAML
9 1 (0.36%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 35 (12.73%) Security Cleared
2 33 (12.00%) SC Cleared
3 19 (6.91%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (4.36%) MCITP
5 10 (3.64%) MCSE
6 8 (2.91%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (2.55%) CCNP
7 7 (2.55%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (2.55%) MCTS
8 6 (2.18%) ISEB
9 4 (1.45%) MCP
9 4 (1.45%) MCSA
9 4 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.09%) PMP
10 3 (1.09%) PMI Certification
10 3 (1.09%) CCIP
10 3 (1.09%) CCNA
10 3 (1.09%) Degree
11 2 (0.73%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.27%) SLA
2 3 (1.09%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.73%) QA
4 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 134 (48.73%) Active Directory
2 25 (9.09%) Hyper-V
2 25 (9.09%) XenApp
3 21 (7.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (5.09%) VMware ESX
5 13 (4.73%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (2.18%) vSphere
7 5 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (1.82%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.73%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.73%) vCloud
9 2 (0.73%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.36%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.36%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.36%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.36%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.36%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 47 (17.09%) SCCM
2 22 (8.00%) SCOM
3 7 (2.55%) Tivoli
4 5 (1.82%) SCVMM
4 5 (1.82%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 4 (1.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 4 (1.45%) Backup Exec
5 4 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.09%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.73%) Puppet
7 2 (0.73%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.36%) WSUS
8 1 (0.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 98 (35.64%) Microsoft
2 65 (23.64%) VMware
3 61 (22.18%) Citrix
4 20 (7.27%) Cisco
5 18 (6.55%) HP
6 16 (5.82%) Cyber-Ark
7 14 (5.09%) AppSense
8 13 (4.73%) Symantec
9 10 (3.64%) McAfee
9 10 (3.64%) Oracle
10 7 (2.55%) Dell
11 5 (1.82%) IBM
11 5 (1.82%) Sophos
11 5 (1.82%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.82%) SonicWALL
11 5 (1.82%) Draytek
12 4 (1.45%) SolarWinds
12 4 (1.45%) CA
12 4 (1.45%) Remedy
12 4 (1.45%) SAP
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