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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 6 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 102 115 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.48% 11.60% 13.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 73.91% 56.10% 65.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 64 45
Median daily rate £450 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £219 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £628 £450 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 19
Median hourly rate £16.25 £17.33 £14.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.23% +19.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.60 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.65 £21.60 £29.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +1.66%
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
138 205 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 20.94% 20.69% 20.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 135 75
Median daily rate £425 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 19
Median hourly rate £18.58 £17.00 £16.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.29% +4.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.98 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £22.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 3 December 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
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 December 2016.

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 3 December 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 +11 61 £500 +66.66% 11
Chester +2 7 £263 -27.58% 2
Macclesfield -1 5 £600 +113.33% 8
Wilmslow - 4 £180 - 5
Runcorn +3 3 £436 - 1
Crewe -4 2 £145 -38.29% 4
Knutsford -6 2 £349 -10.00% 1
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 65 (35.52%) Active Directory
2 64 (34.97%) Microsoft
3 45 (24.59%) Linux
4 42 (22.95%) Windows Server
5 37 (20.22%) SQL
6 34 (18.58%) Oracle
6 34 (18.58%) SQL Server
6 34 (18.58%) Migration
6 34 (18.58%) Agile Software Development
7 32 (17.49%) MS Office
7 32 (17.49%) Security Cleared
8 29 (15.85%) Citrix
9 28 (15.30%) ITIL
10 27 (14.75%) Windows 7
11 26 (14.21%) MS Excel
12 25 (13.66%) Analytical Skills
13 24 (13.11%) AIX
13 24 (13.11%) Project Management
14 23 (12.57%) Unix
14 23 (12.57%) Finance
14 23 (12.57%) Windows Server 2008
15 21 (11.48%) SC Cleared
15 21 (11.48%) Windows Server 2012
16 18 (9.84%) Change Management
16 18 (9.84%) DB2
17 17 (9.29%) Web Services
17 17 (9.29%) VMware
18 16 (8.74%) .NET
18 16 (8.74%) Python
18 16 (8.74%) Mainframe

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 11 (6.01%) SharePoint
2 10 (5.46%) IIS
3 8 (4.37%) MS Exchange
4 6 (3.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (2.19%) Apache
5 4 (2.19%) JBoss
5 4 (2.19%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.64%) CICS
6 3 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.64%) nginx
6 3 (1.64%) Oracle 10gAS
6 3 (1.64%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.64%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.09%) Apache Pig
7 2 (1.09%) Apache Spark
7 2 (1.09%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.55%) Confluence
8 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 32 (17.49%) MS Office
2 26 (14.21%) MS Excel
3 15 (8.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (6.56%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.55%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (1.64%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.55%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 16 (8.74%) Office 365
2 15 (8.20%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.19%) Amazon EMR
4 4 (2.19%) Amazon S3
4 4 (2.19%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.64%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (1.09%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (1.09%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (1.09%) AWS CloudTrail
6 2 (1.09%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 2 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.55%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.20%) DHCP
1 15 (8.20%) SSL
2 13 (7.10%) Firewall
3 9 (4.92%) DNS
3 9 (4.92%) WAN
4 8 (4.37%) VPN
5 7 (3.83%) LAN
6 6 (3.28%) HTTPS
7 5 (2.73%) Kerberos
7 5 (2.73%) LDAP
7 5 (2.73%) MPLS
7 5 (2.73%) SAN
8 3 (1.64%) IPsec
8 3 (1.64%) Wireless
9 2 (1.09%) Internet
9 2 (1.09%) NetScaler
9 2 (1.09%) Network Security
9 2 (1.09%) Skype
9 2 (1.09%) SMTP
9 2 (1.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (18.58%) SQL Server
2 18 (9.84%) DB2
3 8 (4.37%) Big Data
3 8 (4.37%) MongoDB
3 8 (4.37%) NoSQL
4 7 (3.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 7 (3.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (3.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (3.28%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.09%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (1.09%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.09%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.09%) HBase
8 2 (1.09%) OLAP
8 2 (1.09%) Oracle OLAP
8 2 (1.09%) Pentaho
8 2 (1.09%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 14 (7.65%) Jenkins
2 10 (5.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (4.37%) JIRA
4 7 (3.83%) MSI
5 6 (3.28%) GitLab
6 5 (2.73%) Visual Studio
7 4 (2.19%) Git (software)
8 3 (1.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (1.09%) SonarQube
9 2 (1.09%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.55%) Gradle
10 1 (0.55%) Log4j
10 1 (0.55%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.55%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.55%) TestComplete
10 1 (0.55%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.55%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 23 (12.57%) Finance
2 13 (7.10%) Banking
3 10 (5.46%) Manufacturing
4 6 (3.28%) German Language
5 4 (2.19%) Dutch Language
6 3 (1.64%) French Language
7 2 (1.09%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.09%) Italian Language
7 2 (1.09%) Portuguese Language
8 1 (0.55%) Local Government
8 1 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (12.57%) Architect
2 19 (10.38%) Analyst
3 14 (7.65%) Developer
4 13 (7.10%) Support Engineer
5 12 (6.56%) Delivery Manager
6 10 (5.46%) Desktop Support
7 9 (4.92%) 2nd Line Support
7 9 (4.92%) Consultant
8 8 (4.37%) 3rd Line Support
8 8 (4.37%) C# Developer
9 7 (3.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (3.83%) Infrastructure Manager
9 7 (3.83%) Network Engineer
9 7 (3.83%) Service Desk Analyst
9 7 (3.83%) Service Desk Support
9 7 (3.83%) Windows Engineer
10 6 (3.28%) 1st Line Support
10 6 (3.28%) IT Support
10 6 (3.28%) Service Analyst
10 6 (3.28%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.29%) Web Services
2 16 (8.74%) .NET
3 12 (6.56%) Middleware
4 10 (5.46%) ASP.NET
5 9 (4.92%) JSON
6 8 (4.37%) XML
7 6 (3.28%) J2EE
7 6 (3.28%) WinForms
8 5 (2.73%) WCF
9 4 (2.19%) SAML
10 3 (1.64%) .NET Framework
10 3 (1.64%) boto
10 3 (1.64%) HTML
10 3 (1.64%) Oracle Fusion
10 3 (1.64%) WPF
10 3 (1.64%) YAML
11 2 (1.09%) AngularJS
11 2 (1.09%) LINQ
11 2 (1.09%) OAuth2
11 2 (1.09%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 25 (13.66%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (8.74%) Mainframe
3 13 (7.10%) Blackberry
4 11 (6.01%) Data Centre
5 9 (4.92%) Wiki
6 7 (3.83%) Replication
7 5 (2.73%) iPhone
7 5 (2.73%) NHS
7 5 (2.73%) Smartphone
8 4 (2.19%) Computer Science
8 4 (2.19%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.19%) PKI
9 3 (1.64%) Cryptography
9 3 (1.64%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.64%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.64%) Thin Client
10 2 (1.09%) Biometrics
10 2 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.09%) IBM XIV
10 2 (1.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 45 (24.59%) Linux
2 42 (22.95%) Windows Server
3 27 (14.75%) Windows 7
4 24 (13.11%) AIX
5 23 (12.57%) Unix
5 23 (12.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (11.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (8.74%) Windows 10
8 15 (8.20%) HPUX
9 12 (6.56%) Windows XP
10 11 (6.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (6.01%) Solaris
10 11 (6.01%) Windows 8
11 9 (4.92%) Windows Phone
12 6 (3.28%) Android
13 4 (2.19%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (1.64%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (1.09%) Apple iOS
15 2 (1.09%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.55%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (18.58%) Agile Software Development
1 34 (18.58%) Migration
2 28 (15.30%) ITIL
3 24 (13.11%) Project Management
4 18 (9.84%) Change Management
5 12 (6.56%) Problem Management
5 12 (6.56%) Waterfall
6 10 (5.46%) Configuration Management
6 10 (5.46%) ETL
6 10 (5.46%) Incident Management
7 9 (4.92%) Service Management
7 9 (4.92%) TDD
8 8 (4.37%) High Availability
8 8 (4.37%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (4.37%) Service Delivery
8 8 (4.37%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (3.83%) Change Control
9 7 (3.83%) SOA
10 6 (3.28%) MVC
10 6 (3.28%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 37 (20.22%) SQL
2 16 (8.74%) PowerShell
2 16 (8.74%) Python
3 10 (5.46%) C#
3 10 (5.46%) Java
4 9 (4.92%) JavaScript
5 8 (4.37%) Perl
5 8 (4.37%) Shell Script
5 8 (4.37%) T-SQL
6 7 (3.83%) Bash Shell
7 5 (2.73%) C++
8 4 (2.19%) VB
9 3 (1.64%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.09%) C
11 1 (0.55%) PHP
11 1 (0.55%) Ruby
11 1 (0.55%) VB6
11 1 (0.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (17.49%) Security Cleared
2 21 (11.48%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.28%) CCNA
3 6 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (3.28%) MCSE
3 6 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.64%) AWS Certification
4 3 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.09%) CISSP
5 2 (1.09%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.55%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.55%) CCA
6 1 (0.55%) CCEA
6 1 (0.55%) CCIE
6 1 (0.55%) CCNP
6 1 (0.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.01%) SLA
2 5 (2.73%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.55%) BS25999
3 1 (0.55%) COBIT
3 1 (0.55%) COSO
3 1 (0.55%) QA
3 1 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 65 (35.52%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.73%) XenApp
4 4 (2.19%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.19%) VMware ESX
4 4 (2.19%) vSphere
5 3 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.09%) Docker
7 1 (0.55%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.55%) Postfix
7 1 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 12 (6.56%) Puppet
2 10 (5.46%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (5.46%) SCCM
3 6 (3.28%) yum
4 5 (2.73%) AirWatch
4 5 (2.73%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (2.19%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.64%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (1.09%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.09%) Nessus
7 2 (1.09%) NetApp OnCommand
7 2 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.09%) WSUS
8 1 (0.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.55%) MAILsweeper
8 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.55%) Rundeck
8 1 (0.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.55%) Sysprep
8 1 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 64 (34.97%) Microsoft
2 34 (18.58%) Oracle
3 29 (15.85%) Citrix
4 17 (9.29%) VMware
5 13 (7.10%) Cisco
6 12 (6.56%) Apple
6 12 (6.56%) EMC
7 7 (3.83%) Symantec
8 5 (2.73%) IBM
8 5 (2.73%) SAP
9 4 (2.19%) AppSense
9 4 (2.19%) HP
9 4 (2.19%) Juniper
10 3 (1.64%) Ab Initio
10 3 (1.64%) BMC
10 3 (1.64%) Forcepoint
10 3 (1.64%) Fujitsu
10 3 (1.64%) Intel Security
10 3 (1.64%) NetApp
10 3 (1.64%) Remedy
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