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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 11 3
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows 111 104 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 12.08% 10.38% 19.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.68% 45.81% 69.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 55 77
Median daily rate £425 £375 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +41.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £215 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 23
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.25 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.47% -1.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.26 £14.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £17.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.64% +3.33%
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
228 227 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.81% 22.65% 28.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 129 113
Median daily rate £425 £400 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +48.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £220 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £452
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £349 £305
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +14.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 24 23
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.99 £14.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £17.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.20 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +8.00%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +10 37 £425 +47.82% 11
Knutsford +7 22 £425 +13.33% 3
Chester -13 20 £413 +6.45% 4
Macclesfield -2 3 £388 -3.12% 4
Runcorn -2 3 £420 -9.67% 1
Crewe +5 2 - - 1
Wilmslow - 2 - - 4
Sandbach +2 1 £300 -25.00%
Northwich - 1 - -
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 125 (51.87%) Microsoft
2 111 (46.06%) Active Directory
3 82 (34.02%) Windows Server
4 74 (30.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 68 (28.22%) Migration
6 65 (26.97%) Security Cleared
7 64 (26.56%) VMware
8 60 (24.90%) Software Engineering
8 60 (24.90%) Linux
9 59 (24.48%) Test Automation
10 56 (23.24%) PowerShell
11 54 (22.41%) SC Cleared
12 53 (21.99%) SCCM
13 49 (20.33%) MS Excel
13 49 (20.33%) Citrix
14 44 (18.26%) .NET
15 40 (16.60%) Agile Software Development
15 40 (16.60%) VMware Infrastructure
16 38 (15.77%) SCOM
17 37 (15.35%) SQL
17 37 (15.35%) SharePoint
18 36 (14.94%) Unix
18 36 (14.94%) Finance
19 35 (14.52%) MS Exchange
19 35 (14.52%) Skype for Business
20 33 (13.69%) SQL Server
21 32 (13.28%) ITIL
22 31 (12.86%) Skype
23 30 (12.45%) MS Office
23 30 (12.45%) 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 37 (15.35%) SharePoint
2 35 (14.52%) MS Exchange
2 35 (14.52%) Skype for Business
3 24 (9.96%) SharePoint 2013
4 21 (8.71%) IIS
5 13 (5.39%) Apache
6 12 (4.98%) Tomcat
7 5 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.66%) JBoss
8 4 (1.66%) OpenStack
9 3 (1.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.83%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.41%) Confluence
11 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.41%) Oracle Application Server
11 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 49 (20.33%) MS Excel
2 30 (12.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.24%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.83%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.81%) Office 365
2 11 (4.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.32%) IaaS
3 8 (3.32%) SaaS
4 7 (2.90%) PaaS
5 3 (1.24%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (12.86%) Skype
2 22 (9.13%) DHCP
3 15 (6.22%) DNS
4 14 (5.81%) SAN
5 8 (3.32%) SSL
6 7 (2.90%) Firewall
6 7 (2.90%) VPN
6 7 (2.90%) WAN
7 5 (2.07%) Internet
8 4 (1.66%) LAN
8 4 (1.66%) MPLS
8 4 (1.66%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (1.66%) TCP/IP
9 3 (1.24%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.83%) NAS
10 2 (0.83%) Network Security
10 2 (0.83%) Reverse Proxy
10 2 (0.83%) SMTP
10 2 (0.83%) Softphone
10 2 (0.83%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (13.69%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.81%) DB2
3 8 (3.32%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (2.90%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (2.07%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (1.66%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (1.24%) MySQL
7 3 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.83%) GIS
9 1 (0.41%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.41%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.41%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 28 (11.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 27 (11.20%) SpecFlow
3 26 (10.79%) TestComplete
4 12 (4.98%) Jenkins
5 10 (4.15%) Git (software)
6 8 (3.32%) Gradle
6 8 (3.32%) TeamCity
6 8 (3.32%) Vagrant
7 6 (2.49%) JIRA
7 6 (2.49%) Visual Studio
8 5 (2.07%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (1.66%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (1.24%) TestDirector
11 2 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.83%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.83%) CMake
11 2 (0.83%) InstallShield
11 2 (0.83%) Mercurial
11 2 (0.83%) WiX
12 1 (0.41%) MSTest
General
1 36 (14.94%) Finance
2 18 (7.47%) Banking
3 11 (4.56%) Local Government
4 8 (3.32%) German Language
5 6 (2.49%) Dutch Language
5 6 (2.49%) French Language
5 6 (2.49%) Italian Language
6 5 (2.07%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (2.07%) Portuguese Language
7 4 (1.66%) Military
8 3 (1.24%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.83%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.83%) Russian Language
9 2 (0.83%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.41%) Billing
10 1 (0.41%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 33 (13.69%) Architect
2 30 (12.45%) Analyst
3 21 (8.71%) Consultant
4 14 (5.81%) DevOps Consultant
4 14 (5.81%) Service Analyst
5 13 (5.39%) Service Desk Analyst
6 12 (4.98%) Designer
6 12 (4.98%) Integration Consultant
6 12 (4.98%) Project Manager
6 12 (4.98%) Support Engineer
6 12 (4.98%) Windows Engineer
7 11 (4.56%) Developer
8 8 (3.32%) Desktop Support
8 8 (3.32%) Server Engineer
9 7 (2.90%) 2nd Line Support
9 7 (2.90%) Administrator
9 7 (2.90%) Desktop Engineer
9 7 (2.90%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (2.49%) .NET Developer
10 6 (2.49%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (18.26%) .NET
2 8 (3.32%) .NET Framework
3 6 (2.49%) ASP.NET Web API
3 6 (2.49%) CSS
3 6 (2.49%) HTML
3 6 (2.49%) Middleware
4 5 (2.07%) Entity Framework
4 5 (2.07%) WPF
4 5 (2.07%) XML
5 4 (1.66%) CSS3
5 4 (1.66%) HTML5
5 4 (1.66%) jQuery
6 3 (1.24%) LAMP
6 3 (1.24%) LAPP Stack
6 3 (1.24%) WAMP
7 2 (0.83%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.83%) JSP
7 2 (0.83%) Web Services
7 2 (0.83%) X-Windows
8 1 (0.41%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.13%) Mainframe
2 19 (7.88%) Data Centre
3 12 (4.98%) Fat Client
3 12 (4.98%) Thin Client
4 8 (3.32%) PKI
5 7 (2.90%) Blackberry
5 7 (2.90%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.07%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (1.66%) Clustering
7 4 (1.66%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.66%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.24%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.24%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.83%) Cryptography
9 2 (0.83%) HP Storage
9 2 (0.83%) IBM Mainframe
9 2 (0.83%) iPhone
9 2 (0.83%) PMI
9 2 (0.83%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.83%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 82 (34.02%) Windows Server
2 74 (30.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 60 (24.90%) Linux
4 36 (14.94%) Unix
5 30 (12.45%) Windows 10
6 29 (12.03%) AIX
7 26 (10.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 26 (10.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (9.96%) Windows 7
9 23 (9.54%) Windows 8
10 22 (9.13%) Windows Server 2003
11 17 (7.05%) Solaris
11 17 (7.05%) Windows XP
12 16 (6.64%) HPUX
13 13 (5.39%) Apple iOS
14 6 (2.49%) Android
14 6 (2.49%) CentOS
15 5 (2.07%) Mac OS
16 4 (1.66%) Windows Mobile
17 3 (1.24%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (28.22%) Migration
2 60 (24.90%) Software Engineering
3 59 (24.48%) Test Automation
4 40 (16.60%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (13.28%) ITIL
6 28 (11.62%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (10.37%) Code Coverage
7 25 (10.37%) TDD
8 24 (9.96%) Data Migration
9 20 (8.30%) DevOps
10 16 (6.64%) Project Management
11 13 (5.39%) Change Management
12 12 (4.98%) Problem Management
13 11 (4.56%) Service Management
14 9 (3.73%) Configuration Management
14 9 (3.73%) Identity Management
14 9 (3.73%) Stakeholder Management
15 8 (3.32%) Load Balancing
16 7 (2.90%) Application Packaging
16 7 (2.90%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 56 (23.24%) PowerShell
2 37 (15.35%) SQL
3 21 (8.71%) Java
4 10 (4.15%) C#
5 9 (3.73%) VB
6 8 (3.32%) Bash Shell
6 8 (3.32%) Shell Script
7 6 (2.49%) PHP
7 6 (2.49%) VB.NET
8 5 (2.07%) JavaScript
8 5 (2.07%) Perl
8 5 (2.07%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.66%) VBScript
9 4 (1.66%) XAML
10 3 (1.24%) AWK
10 3 (1.24%) C++
11 2 (0.83%) C
11 2 (0.83%) Python
11 2 (0.83%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 65 (26.97%) Security Cleared
2 54 (22.41%) SC Cleared
3 25 (10.37%) Degree
4 16 (6.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (3.32%) CCEA
5 8 (3.32%) Citrix Certification
5 8 (3.32%) ISEB
5 8 (3.32%) MCITP
5 8 (3.32%) MCSE
6 6 (2.49%) ISTQB
6 6 (2.49%) MCSA
7 5 (2.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (1.66%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (1.24%) MCP
9 3 (1.24%) MCTS
9 3 (1.24%) RHCE
10 2 (0.83%) CLAS
10 2 (0.83%) HND
10 2 (0.83%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.32%) QA
2 4 (1.66%) SLA
3 3 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.83%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.83%) RMADS
System Software
1 111 (46.06%) Active Directory
2 40 (16.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (7.47%) vSphere
4 9 (3.73%) Hyper-V
5 8 (3.32%) VMware ESX
6 6 (2.49%) XenApp
7 3 (1.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (1.24%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (1.24%) UAG
8 2 (0.83%) Postfix
8 2 (0.83%) Sendmail
8 2 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.83%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.83%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.41%) Docker
9 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 53 (21.99%) SCCM
2 38 (15.77%) SCOM
3 15 (6.22%) Puppet
4 8 (3.32%) vRealize
5 6 (2.49%) Tivoli
6 5 (2.07%) BladeLogic
6 5 (2.07%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (2.07%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (1.66%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (1.66%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (1.66%) SCOrch
8 3 (1.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (1.24%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (1.24%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.83%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.41%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.41%) Rundeck
10 1 (0.41%) WSUS
Vendors
1 125 (51.87%) Microsoft
2 64 (26.56%) VMware
3 49 (20.33%) Citrix
4 26 (10.79%) Oracle
5 14 (5.81%) EMC
6 12 (4.98%) Red Hat
7 10 (4.15%) Cisco
8 9 (3.73%) HP
8 9 (3.73%) IBM
9 7 (2.90%) Apple
10 6 (2.49%) BMC
10 6 (2.49%) Juniper
11 4 (1.66%) AppSense
11 4 (1.66%) Avaya
12 3 (1.24%) Ab Initio
12 3 (1.24%) ATG
12 3 (1.24%) NetApp
12 3 (1.24%) Remedy
12 3 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (1.24%) Symantec