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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 15 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 102 136 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 10.22% 16.81% 17.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 49.04% 62.67% 67.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 53 52
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£398 £270 £272
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.22% -0.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £128 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £426 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 32 16
Average hourly rate £14.50 £33.28 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.42% +87.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £15.00 £8.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.60 £44.85 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.13 £15.50 £15.10
% change year-on-year
-2.41% +2.64%
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
208 217 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 20.84% 26.82% 26.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 85 78
Average daily rate £400 £275 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £134 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.58% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 36 16
Average hourly rate £14.50 £32.03 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.72% +68.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £14.26 £8.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.94% -0.93%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 1 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Chester -18 17 £400 +39.73% 9
Crewe +1 15 £225 +64.83% 8
Warrington -11 14 £450 +40.62% 11
Runcorn +2 8 £500 +85.18% 5
Macclesfield -3 7 £400 +52.38% 1
Knutsford -5 7 £371 +43.47% 2
Nantwich +1 1 £263 -17.96%
Ellesmere Port - 1 - -
Sandbach - 1 £400 -
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 64 (30.05%) Microsoft
2 52 (24.41%) Linux
3 49 (23.00%) Active Directory
4 43 (20.19%) VMware
5 38 (17.84%) Windows 7
6 36 (16.90%) Finance
6 36 (16.90%) Windows XP
6 36 (16.90%) HTML
7 35 (16.43%) ITIL
8 34 (15.96%) Oracle
9 32 (15.02%) UNIX
10 29 (13.62%) Security Cleared
11 28 (13.15%) MS Office
12 26 (12.21%) MS Exchange
12 26 (12.21%) Citrix
13 24 (11.27%) Agile Software Development
13 24 (11.27%) Windows Server 2008
14 23 (10.80%) SC Cleared
14 23 (10.80%) Windows Server 2003
14 23 (10.80%) IIS
15 22 (10.33%) MS Excel
16 20 (9.39%) SQL Server
16 20 (9.39%) SQL
16 20 (9.39%) SCCM
17 19 (8.92%) C#
17 19 (8.92%) Web Services
17 19 (8.92%) Internet
18 18 (8.45%) Project Management
18 18 (8.45%) Java
18 18 (8.45%) JavaScript

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 26 (12.21%) MS Exchange
2 23 (10.80%) IIS
3 13 (6.10%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (4.23%) SharePoint
5 8 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (3.29%) WebSphere
6 7 (3.29%) Tomcat
7 6 (2.82%) IBM Notes
8 4 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.88%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
9 3 (1.41%) Oracle Spatial
9 3 (1.41%) iPlanet
9 3 (1.41%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.94%) Confluence
10 2 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.47%) Lync
Applications
1 28 (13.15%) MS Office
2 22 (10.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (3.29%) BusinessWorks
2 5 (2.35%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.41%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.94%) Office 365
2 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.47%) SaaS
2 1 (0.47%) PaaS
2 1 (0.47%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.47%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.92%) Internet
2 17 (7.98%) TCP/IP
3 13 (6.10%) SAN
3 13 (6.10%) DNS
3 13 (6.10%) Firewall
4 11 (5.16%) LDAP
4 11 (5.16%) DHCP
5 8 (3.76%) WAN
6 7 (3.29%) VPN
7 6 (2.82%) Wireless
7 6 (2.82%) NAS
8 5 (2.35%) SSL
9 4 (1.88%) SSH
9 4 (1.88%) VoIP
9 4 (1.88%) MPLS
10 3 (1.41%) VLAN
10 3 (1.41%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (1.41%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (1.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 3 (1.41%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (9.39%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.82%) MySQL
2 6 (2.82%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.88%) DB2
4 3 (1.41%) SQLite
4 3 (1.41%) Big Data
4 3 (1.41%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.41%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.47%) Informix
6 1 (0.47%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 15 (7.04%) Git (software)
2 12 (5.63%) Subversion
2 12 (5.63%) Visual Studio
3 6 (2.82%) Jenkins
4 5 (2.35%) MSI
5 4 (1.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (1.41%) JIRA
6 3 (1.41%) Moq
6 3 (1.41%) FxCop
6 3 (1.41%) StyleCop
6 3 (1.41%) NUnit
7 2 (0.94%) Maven
7 2 (0.94%) AdminStudio
7 2 (0.94%) Gradle
7 2 (0.94%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.94%) FishEye
8 1 (0.47%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.47%) VisualSVN
8 1 (0.47%) ClearCase
General
1 36 (16.90%) Finance
2 18 (8.45%) Banking
3 8 (3.76%) Retail
4 7 (3.29%) Local Government
5 6 (2.82%) Dutch Language
5 6 (2.82%) German Language
6 4 (1.88%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.88%) French Language
7 3 (1.41%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.41%) Russian Language
8 2 (0.94%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.94%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.94%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.47%) Marketing
9 1 (0.47%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.47%) Turkish Language
9 1 (0.47%) Portuguese Language
9 1 (0.47%) Law
9 1 (0.47%) Legal
Job Titles
1 41 (19.25%) Analyst
2 27 (12.68%) Developer
3 21 (9.86%) Architect
4 16 (7.51%) Service Analyst
5 15 (7.04%) Service Desk Analyst
6 13 (6.10%) Infrastructure Architect
6 13 (6.10%) Desktop Support
7 12 (5.63%) Project Manager
8 11 (5.16%) 1st Line Support
9 10 (4.69%) Support Engineer
9 10 (4.69%) Support Analyst
9 10 (4.69%) Technical Specialist
9 10 (4.69%) Java Developer
10 9 (4.23%) Consultant
11 8 (3.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 7 (3.29%) IT Support
12 7 (3.29%) Technical Architect
13 6 (2.82%) Systems Engineer
13 6 (2.82%) Applications Packager
13 6 (2.82%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (16.90%) HTML
2 19 (8.92%) Web Services
3 14 (6.57%) HTML5
4 13 (6.10%) .NET
4 13 (6.10%) XML
5 10 (4.69%) AngularJS
6 9 (4.23%) jQuery
6 9 (4.23%) Java EE
7 6 (2.82%) WSDL
7 6 (2.82%) .NET Framework
7 6 (2.82%) JSON
7 6 (2.82%) Application Packaging
8 5 (2.35%) CSS
9 4 (1.88%) SOAP
9 4 (1.88%) Rendezvous
9 4 (1.88%) LINQ
9 4 (1.88%) WCF
9 4 (1.88%) TIBCO EMS
10 3 (1.41%) Dojo
10 3 (1.41%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.98%) Enterprise Software
2 14 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.23%) Mobile App
4 7 (3.29%) FlexPod
5 6 (2.82%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.82%) Device Driver
5 6 (2.82%) Blackberry
6 5 (2.35%) Reference Data
6 5 (2.35%) GIS
7 4 (1.88%) CESG
7 4 (1.88%) PKI
8 3 (1.41%) iPhone
8 3 (1.41%) Handset
8 3 (1.41%) Clustering
9 2 (0.94%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.94%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.94%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.47%) CMDB
10 1 (0.47%) iSeries
10 1 (0.47%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 52 (24.41%) Linux
2 38 (17.84%) Windows 7
3 36 (16.90%) Windows XP
4 32 (15.02%) UNIX
5 24 (11.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (10.80%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (7.04%) AIX
8 12 (5.63%) Android
9 9 (4.23%) Windows 8
9 9 (4.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (4.23%) Apple iOS
9 9 (4.23%) Solaris
10 8 (3.76%) Windows Vista
10 8 (3.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (3.29%) Windows Mobile
12 6 (2.82%) Windows Phone
12 6 (2.82%) Mac OS
13 5 (2.35%) Windows Phone 8
14 4 (1.88%) HPUX
15 3 (1.41%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (16.43%) ITIL
2 24 (11.27%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (8.45%) Project Management
4 17 (7.98%) Incident Management
5 16 (7.51%) Migration
6 15 (7.04%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (6.57%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (6.57%) Waterfall
8 12 (5.63%) Software Engineering
8 12 (5.63%) OO
9 11 (5.16%) TDD
10 10 (4.69%) Information Security
11 9 (4.23%) Service Management
12 8 (3.76%) OOP
12 8 (3.76%) Configuration Management
12 8 (3.76%) BDD
13 6 (2.82%) Scrum
13 6 (2.82%) Data Modelling
13 6 (2.82%) PRINCE
13 6 (2.82%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 20 (9.39%) SQL
2 19 (8.92%) C#
3 18 (8.45%) Java
3 18 (8.45%) JavaScript
4 11 (5.16%) C
5 9 (4.23%) PowerShell
5 9 (4.23%) Shell Script
5 9 (4.23%) C++
6 8 (3.76%) Objective-C
7 7 (3.29%) VBScript
8 6 (2.82%) Python
9 5 (2.35%) Perl
9 5 (2.35%) PHP
10 3 (1.41%) XPath
11 2 (0.94%) VB
11 2 (0.94%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.47%) Ruby
12 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.47%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.47%) Jython
Qualifications
1 29 (13.62%) Security Cleared
2 23 (10.80%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.23%) Degree
4 7 (3.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (3.29%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (2.35%) CISSP
6 4 (1.88%) MCSE
7 3 (1.41%) NCIE
7 3 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.41%) CCNA
7 3 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.94%) GCIA
8 2 (0.94%) GCIH
8 2 (0.94%) CEH
8 2 (0.94%) MCP
8 2 (0.94%) CCNP
8 2 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.94%) MCDST
9 1 (0.47%) MCITP
9 1 (0.47%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.69%) SLA
2 5 (2.35%) QA
3 2 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 49 (23.00%) Active Directory
2 18 (8.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (6.10%) Hyper-V
4 7 (3.29%) XenApp
4 7 (3.29%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (2.35%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (1.41%) Firmware
6 3 (1.41%) NFS
7 2 (0.94%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.94%) vSphere
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.47%) iptables
8 1 (0.47%) Samba
8 1 (0.47%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 20 (9.39%) SCCM
2 10 (4.69%) CA Single Sign-On
3 7 (3.29%) TIBCO Hawk
4 3 (1.41%) SCOM
4 3 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.41%) Nessus
5 2 (0.94%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.94%) MOM
5 2 (0.94%) SCDPM
5 2 (0.94%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.47%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.47%) WSUS
6 1 (0.47%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.47%) Puppet
6 1 (0.47%) Opsview
6 1 (0.47%) Nagios
6 1 (0.47%) OpenView
Vendors
1 64 (30.05%) Microsoft
2 43 (20.19%) VMware
3 34 (15.96%) Oracle
4 26 (12.21%) Citrix
5 15 (7.04%) Sun
6 14 (6.57%) HP
6 14 (6.57%) NetApp
7 13 (6.10%) Cisco
8 7 (3.29%) TIBCO
8 7 (3.29%) IBM
8 7 (3.29%) EMC
9 6 (2.82%) Lotus
9 6 (2.82%) McAfee
10 5 (2.35%) F5
10 5 (2.35%) Red Hat
10 5 (2.35%) AppSense
11 4 (1.88%) Dell
11 4 (1.88%) Juniper
11 4 (1.88%) CA
11 4 (1.88%) CheckPoint
Cheshire
X4 Group
Rate: £200 - 240 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £14.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £16.00 - £18.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Runcorn
Venturi
Rate: £13 - £15 per hour
Posted: 12 days ago
Wilmslow
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 days ago