The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 121 147 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 11.07% 17.90% 17.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.38% 70.00% 62.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 61 54
Average daily rate
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£325 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £169 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £435 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £304 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.90% -3.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 36 34
Average hourly rate £16.16 £16.12 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.24% -48.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.96 £9.25 £14.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.25 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.73% -
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
231 210 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.13% 25.58% 27.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 100 92
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £218 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 36 34
Average hourly rate £14.35 £16.16 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.23% -48.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £8.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.75 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -6 30 £300 -24.52% 12
Crewe +4 19 £243 -25.38% 9
Chester -10 18 £338 -10.00% 8
Knutsford -9 8 £371 +10.00% 1
Runcorn +2 7 £465 +72.22% 1
Wilmslow -2 2 £175 - 1
Nantwich - 2 £325 -
Northwich -1 1 - - 2
Macclesfield -11 1 - - 3
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 81 (36.49%) Microsoft
2 63 (28.38%) Active Directory
3 45 (20.27%) VMware
4 42 (18.92%) Migration
4 42 (18.92%) HTML
5 39 (17.57%) Windows 7
6 37 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 37 (16.67%) Windows XP
7 36 (16.22%) Linux
8 35 (15.77%) MS Office
9 33 (14.86%) Windows Server 2008
9 33 (14.86%) SC Cleared
10 31 (13.96%) Java
11 30 (13.51%) ITIL
12 29 (13.06%) Citrix
13 28 (12.61%) SQL
13 28 (12.61%) Finance
14 27 (12.16%) MS Exchange
14 27 (12.16%) Windows Server 2003
15 26 (11.71%) MS Excel
15 26 (11.71%) Incident Management
16 25 (11.26%) Oracle
16 25 (11.26%) SLA
17 24 (10.81%) DNS
17 24 (10.81%) HP
17 24 (10.81%) Internet
17 24 (10.81%) UNIX
18 23 (10.36%) TCP/IP
19 22 (9.91%) Agile Software Development
19 22 (9.91%) Banking

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 27 (12.16%) MS Exchange
2 19 (8.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (5.86%) SharePoint
4 10 (4.50%) IIS
5 9 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (3.15%) IBM Notes
7 5 (2.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (1.80%) WebSphere
8 4 (1.80%) NetWeaver
9 3 (1.35%) JBoss
9 3 (1.35%) Confluence
10 2 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.90%) Lync
11 1 (0.45%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 35 (15.77%) MS Office
2 26 (11.71%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.90%) MS Project
4 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.80%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.90%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.45%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.25%) Office 365
2 1 (0.45%) Mimecast
2 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (10.81%) DNS
1 24 (10.81%) Internet
2 23 (10.36%) TCP/IP
3 18 (8.11%) DHCP
4 15 (6.76%) WAN
4 15 (6.76%) SAN
5 13 (5.86%) VPN
6 10 (4.50%) LAN
6 10 (4.50%) Wireless
7 9 (4.05%) Firewall
8 7 (3.15%) NAS
8 7 (3.15%) MPLS
9 5 (2.25%) FTP
9 5 (2.25%) HTTP
9 5 (2.25%) SMTP
10 4 (1.80%) VoIP
11 3 (1.35%) SSL
11 3 (1.35%) Network Security
12 2 (0.90%) Broadband
13 1 (0.45%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (8.56%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.60%) DB2
3 6 (2.70%) Crystal Reports
3 6 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.80%) SAP BW
6 3 (1.35%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.90%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.45%) Ingres
8 1 (0.45%) Informix
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.45%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.45%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 12 (5.41%) Visual Studio
2 11 (4.95%) Git (software)
3 8 (3.60%) Subversion
4 6 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (2.70%) JIRA
4 6 (2.70%) FishEye
4 6 (2.70%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.80%) SpecFlow
5 4 (1.80%) TestComplete
5 4 (1.80%) TeamCity
6 3 (1.35%) Maven
6 3 (1.35%) Gradle
6 3 (1.35%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.90%) MSI
7 2 (0.90%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.45%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.45%) JMeter
8 1 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.45%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.45%) ReSharper
General
1 28 (12.61%) Finance
2 22 (9.91%) Banking
3 14 (6.31%) Retail
4 7 (3.15%) Local Government
5 5 (2.25%) Portuguese Language
5 5 (2.25%) Russian Language
5 5 (2.25%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.80%) Turkish Language
6 4 (1.80%) Retail Banking
6 4 (1.80%) French Language
6 4 (1.80%) German Language
6 4 (1.80%) Italian Language
7 2 (0.90%) Dutch Language
7 2 (0.90%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.90%) Automotive
8 1 (0.45%) Law
8 1 (0.45%) Advertising
8 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.45%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.45%) Billing
Job Titles
1 40 (18.02%) Analyst
2 27 (12.16%) Architect
3 26 (11.71%) Desktop Support
4 20 (9.01%) Developer
5 18 (8.11%) Consultant
5 18 (8.11%) Service Analyst
5 18 (8.11%) Service Desk Analyst
6 14 (6.31%) 1st Line Support
6 14 (6.31%) Support Engineer
7 11 (4.95%) Technical Architect
7 11 (4.95%) Infrastructure Architect
8 9 (4.05%) Project Manager
9 8 (3.60%) Support Analyst
9 8 (3.60%) IT Support
9 8 (3.60%) Designer
10 7 (3.15%) Exchange Engineer
10 7 (3.15%) Administrator
10 7 (3.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (3.15%) Migration Engineer
11 6 (2.70%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (18.92%) HTML
2 16 (7.21%) .NET
3 14 (6.31%) HTML5
4 12 (5.41%) Middleware
4 12 (5.41%) CSS
4 12 (5.41%) Web Services
5 11 (4.95%) XML
6 10 (4.50%) JDBC
7 9 (4.05%) JSON
8 8 (3.60%) Spring
8 8 (3.60%) Struts
8 8 (3.60%) WSDL
8 8 (3.60%) J2EE
9 7 (3.15%) jQuery
9 7 (3.15%) AngularJS
10 5 (2.25%) Hibernate
10 5 (2.25%) SAP XI
10 5 (2.25%) EJB
10 5 (2.25%) JSP
10 5 (2.25%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.31%) Data Centre
2 13 (5.86%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.50%) Device Driver
4 6 (2.70%) Blackberry
4 6 (2.70%) EMC VNX
5 5 (2.25%) Replication
5 5 (2.25%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.25%) Enterprise Storage
6 4 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.80%) iPad
6 4 (1.80%) PKI
6 4 (1.80%) Handset
7 3 (1.35%) Smartcard
7 3 (1.35%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.90%) Reference Data
8 2 (0.90%) FlexPod
8 2 (0.90%) GIS
8 2 (0.90%) Tandem
8 2 (0.90%) HP StoreVirtual
9 1 (0.45%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 39 (17.57%) Windows 7
2 37 (16.67%) Windows XP
3 36 (16.22%) Linux
4 33 (14.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (12.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 24 (10.81%) UNIX
7 15 (6.76%) Solaris
8 12 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (4.95%) Windows 8
10 10 (4.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (3.15%) Windows Vista
12 6 (2.70%) AIX
13 5 (2.25%) Android
14 4 (1.80%) Mac OS
15 3 (1.35%) Windows CE
16 2 (0.90%) SUSE
16 2 (0.90%) Debian
16 2 (0.90%) HPUX
16 2 (0.90%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.90%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (18.92%) Migration
2 30 (13.51%) ITIL
3 26 (11.71%) Incident Management
4 22 (9.91%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (7.21%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (6.31%) TDD
6 14 (6.31%) Project Management
6 14 (6.31%) Waterfall
6 14 (6.31%) SDLC
7 13 (5.86%) OO
7 13 (5.86%) Software Engineering
8 12 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (4.95%) OOP
9 11 (4.95%) Service Management
10 9 (4.05%) Change Management
10 9 (4.05%) Data Analysis
11 8 (3.60%) ITSM
11 8 (3.60%) MVC
11 8 (3.60%) Problem Management
11 8 (3.60%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 31 (13.96%) Java
2 28 (12.61%) SQL
3 17 (7.66%) PowerShell
4 14 (6.31%) C#
4 14 (6.31%) C++
4 14 (6.31%) JavaScript
5 12 (5.41%) C
6 6 (2.70%) Objective-C
7 5 (2.25%) Python
7 5 (2.25%) VBScript
8 4 (1.80%) ABAP
8 4 (1.80%) Perl
9 3 (1.35%) VB
10 2 (0.90%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.90%) PHP
10 2 (0.90%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 33 (14.86%) SC Cleared
3 13 (5.86%) Degree
4 11 (4.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (2.25%) MCP
6 4 (1.80%) MCSE
6 4 (1.80%) MCDST
7 3 (1.35%) MCITP
8 2 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.90%) CCNP
8 2 (0.90%) CCNA
8 2 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.45%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.45%) PMP
9 1 (0.45%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.45%) ISEB
9 1 (0.45%) MCSA
9 1 (0.45%) APMP
9 1 (0.45%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (11.26%) SLA
2 5 (2.25%) QA
3 1 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 63 (28.38%) Active Directory
2 16 (7.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (7.21%) Hyper-V
3 11 (4.95%) XenApp
4 7 (3.15%) VMware ESX
5 4 (1.80%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (1.80%) XenDesktop
5 4 (1.80%) vSphere
5 4 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.90%) ISA Server
6 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.90%) XenServer
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 20 (9.01%) SCCM
2 6 (2.70%) OpenView
3 3 (1.35%) SCOM
4 2 (0.90%) SCVMM
4 2 (0.90%) Puppet
4 2 (0.90%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.90%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.45%) WSUS
5 1 (0.45%) Oozie
5 1 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 81 (36.49%) Microsoft
2 45 (20.27%) VMware
3 29 (13.06%) Citrix
4 25 (11.26%) Oracle
5 24 (10.81%) HP
6 12 (5.41%) NetApp
7 11 (4.95%) IBM
8 9 (4.05%) SAP
8 9 (4.05%) Cisco
9 7 (3.15%) Lotus
10 6 (2.70%) EMC
10 6 (2.70%) LANDesk
11 5 (2.25%) webMethods
11 5 (2.25%) Veritas
12 4 (1.80%) Juniper
12 4 (1.80%) Sun
12 4 (1.80%) Remedy
12 4 (1.80%) McAfee
12 4 (1.80%) Veeam
13 3 (1.35%) ServiceNow
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