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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 15 3
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -12
Contract jobs citing Windows 157 102 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 14.23% 10.21% 16.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.72% 49.04% 62.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 41 53
Median daily rate £425 £398 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.91% +47.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £550 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 29 32
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £33.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -56.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.95 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £19.60 £44.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.13 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+2.47% -2.41%
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
272 208 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.66% 20.82% 26.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 114 85
Median daily rate £425 £400 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £613 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £342 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.14% +6.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 29 36
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.35 £31.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -54.53%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 4 May 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 +21 70 £425 -5.55% 6
Chester +11 29 £305 -23.75% 4
Knutsford +1 18 £425 +14.47% 5
Macclesfield -2 10 £444 +10.93% 1
Runcorn -3 3 £420 -16.00% 1
Crewe -5 3 £150 -33.33% 1
Wilmslow - 3 - - 4
Congleton - 1 - -
Northwich - 1 - - 2
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 138 (52.67%) Microsoft
2 101 (38.55%) Active Directory
3 78 (29.77%) Windows Server
4 72 (27.48%) Migration
4 72 (27.48%) VMware
5 67 (25.57%) Security Cleared
6 65 (24.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 58 (22.14%) Linux
8 57 (21.76%) MS Excel
9 56 (21.37%) PowerShell
10 55 (20.99%) Software Engineering
11 52 (19.85%) Test Automation
12 51 (19.47%) SCCM
13 48 (18.32%) SC Cleared
13 48 (18.32%) Windows 7
14 46 (17.56%) MS Office
15 45 (17.18%) VMware Infrastructure
16 42 (16.03%) Citrix
17 40 (15.27%) ITIL
18 39 (14.89%) Finance
18 39 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
19 38 (14.50%) SharePoint
20 37 (14.12%) .NET
20 37 (14.12%) SCOM
21 36 (13.74%) Skype for Business
22 35 (13.36%) Unix
23 33 (12.60%) MS Exchange
24 32 (12.21%) Skype
24 32 (12.21%) Data Centre
24 32 (12.21%) 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 38 (14.50%) SharePoint
2 36 (13.74%) Skype for Business
3 33 (12.60%) MS Exchange
4 24 (9.16%) SharePoint 2013
5 20 (7.63%) IIS
6 13 (4.96%) Apache
7 12 (4.58%) Tomcat
8 6 (2.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (1.53%) JBoss
9 4 (1.53%) OpenStack
10 3 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.76%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.38%) Confluence
12 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.38%) Oracle Application Server
12 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 57 (21.76%) MS Excel
2 46 (17.56%) MS Office
3 1 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Markit EDM
1 1 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.58%) Office 365
2 11 (4.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.05%) IaaS
3 8 (3.05%) SaaS
4 7 (2.67%) PaaS
5 3 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.15%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 32 (12.21%) Skype
2 13 (4.96%) DNS
3 12 (4.58%) WAN
4 11 (4.20%) Internet
4 11 (4.20%) SAN
5 9 (3.44%) SSL
6 8 (3.05%) DHCP
6 8 (3.05%) VPN
7 5 (1.91%) Firewall
8 4 (1.53%) TCP/IP
9 3 (1.15%) LAN
9 3 (1.15%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (1.15%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.76%) NAS
10 2 (0.76%) SMTP
11 1 (0.38%) Broadband
11 1 (0.38%) DMZ
11 1 (0.38%) VoIP
11 1 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (11.45%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.05%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (2.67%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.91%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (1.53%) MySQL
5 4 (1.53%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.76%) GIS
8 1 (0.38%) Big Data
8 1 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.38%) DB2
8 1 (0.38%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.38%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.38%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.38%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (8.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (7.63%) SpecFlow
3 19 (7.25%) TestComplete
4 9 (3.44%) Git (software)
5 7 (2.67%) Visual Studio
6 6 (2.29%) Gradle
6 6 (2.29%) Jenkins
6 6 (2.29%) TeamCity
6 6 (2.29%) Vagrant
7 5 (1.91%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (1.15%) JIRA
8 3 (1.15%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (1.15%) Subversion
8 3 (1.15%) TestDirector
9 2 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.76%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.76%) CMake
9 2 (0.76%) InstallShield
9 2 (0.76%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.76%) WiX
General
1 39 (14.89%) Finance
2 22 (8.40%) Banking
3 12 (4.58%) Local Government
4 7 (2.67%) German Language
5 6 (2.29%) Dutch Language
6 5 (1.91%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.53%) Military
8 3 (1.15%) French Language
8 3 (1.15%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.15%) Italian Language
8 3 (1.15%) Russian Language
9 2 (0.76%) Portuguese Language
9 2 (0.76%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.76%) Turkish Language
10 1 (0.38%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.38%) Billing
10 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (13.74%) Architect
2 33 (12.60%) Analyst
3 18 (6.87%) Desktop Support
4 17 (6.49%) Support Engineer
5 15 (5.73%) Developer
6 14 (5.34%) Consultant
6 14 (5.34%) Service Analyst
7 13 (4.96%) Service Desk Analyst
8 12 (4.58%) Project Manager
8 12 (4.58%) Windows Engineer
9 11 (4.20%) 2nd Line Support
9 11 (4.20%) Designer
9 11 (4.20%) Infrastructure Architect
10 10 (3.82%) Service Desk Manager
10 10 (3.82%) Service Manager
11 9 (3.44%) Desktop Engineer
11 9 (3.44%) DevOps Consultant
12 8 (3.05%) 1st Line Support
12 8 (3.05%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 8 (3.05%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (14.12%) .NET
2 12 (4.58%) HTML
3 8 (3.05%) .NET Framework
3 8 (3.05%) CSS
3 8 (3.05%) XML
4 7 (2.67%) HTML5
4 7 (2.67%) jQuery
5 6 (2.29%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (1.91%) CSS3
6 5 (1.91%) Entity Framework
6 5 (1.91%) Web Services
6 5 (1.91%) WPF
7 4 (1.53%) JSON
8 3 (1.15%) LAMP
8 3 (1.15%) LAPP Stack
8 3 (1.15%) Middleware
8 3 (1.15%) WAMP
9 2 (0.76%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.76%) JSP
9 2 (0.76%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 32 (12.21%) Data Centre
2 12 (4.58%) Clustering
2 12 (4.58%) Fat Client
2 12 (4.58%) Mobile App
2 12 (4.58%) Thin Client
3 8 (3.05%) Blackberry
3 8 (3.05%) FlexPod
3 8 (3.05%) VCE vBlock
4 7 (2.67%) PKI
5 5 (1.91%) Mainframe
5 5 (1.91%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.53%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.15%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.15%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.15%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.76%) Cryptography
8 2 (0.76%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (0.76%) iPad
8 2 (0.76%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 78 (29.77%) Windows Server
2 65 (24.81%) Windows Server 2012
3 58 (22.14%) Linux
4 48 (18.32%) Windows 7
5 35 (13.36%) Unix
6 32 (12.21%) Windows 10
7 30 (11.45%) AIX
8 23 (8.78%) Windows 8
9 21 (8.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 20 (7.63%) Solaris
10 20 (7.63%) Windows Server 2008
11 19 (7.25%) HPUX
11 19 (7.25%) Windows Server 2003
12 18 (6.87%) Windows XP
13 16 (6.11%) Apple iOS
14 11 (4.20%) Android
15 7 (2.67%) Mac OS
15 7 (2.67%) Windows Vista
16 6 (2.29%) CentOS
17 4 (1.53%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (27.48%) Migration
2 55 (20.99%) Software Engineering
3 52 (19.85%) Test Automation
4 40 (15.27%) ITIL
5 39 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (9.92%) Data Migration
7 24 (9.16%) Continuous Integration
8 21 (8.02%) TDD
9 18 (6.87%) Code Coverage
9 18 (6.87%) Project Management
10 15 (5.73%) DevOps
11 12 (4.58%) Change Management
12 10 (3.82%) Service Desk Management
13 9 (3.44%) Identity Management
13 9 (3.44%) Problem Management
13 9 (3.44%) Service Management
13 9 (3.44%) Stakeholder Management
14 8 (3.05%) Load Balancing
14 8 (3.05%) PRINCE2
14 8 (3.05%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 56 (21.37%) PowerShell
2 21 (8.02%) SQL
3 20 (7.63%) Java
4 11 (4.20%) C#
5 9 (3.44%) VB
6 8 (3.05%) Bash Shell
6 8 (3.05%) JavaScript
7 7 (2.67%) Shell Script
8 6 (2.29%) C++
8 6 (2.29%) PHP
8 6 (2.29%) VB.NET
9 5 (1.91%) Perl
9 5 (1.91%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.53%) C
10 4 (1.53%) VBScript
10 4 (1.53%) XAML
11 3 (1.15%) AWK
12 2 (0.76%) Delphi
12 2 (0.76%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 67 (25.57%) Security Cleared
2 48 (18.32%) SC Cleared
3 20 (7.63%) Degree
4 18 (6.87%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (3.44%) MCITP
6 8 (3.05%) ISEB
6 8 (3.05%) MCSE
7 6 (2.29%) CCEA
7 6 (2.29%) Citrix Certification
7 6 (2.29%) ISTQB
8 5 (1.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (1.91%) MCSA
9 4 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.53%) MCP
10 3 (1.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (1.15%) MCTS
10 3 (1.15%) RHCE
11 2 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.76%) CESG Certified Professional
11 2 (0.76%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.67%) SLA
2 5 (1.91%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (1.91%) QA
3 2 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.76%) JSP 440
3 2 (0.76%) RMADS
System Software
1 101 (38.55%) Active Directory
2 45 (17.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (6.11%) Hyper-V
4 15 (5.73%) vSphere
5 7 (2.67%) VMware ESX
6 4 (1.53%) XenApp
7 3 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (1.15%) UAG
8 2 (0.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.76%) Postfix
8 2 (0.76%) Sendmail
8 2 (0.76%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.38%) Docker
9 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.38%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 51 (19.47%) SCCM
2 37 (14.12%) SCOM
3 14 (5.34%) Puppet
4 8 (3.05%) vRealize
5 6 (2.29%) Tivoli
6 5 (1.91%) BladeLogic
6 5 (1.91%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (1.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (1.53%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (1.53%) SCOrch
8 3 (1.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (1.15%) Red Hat Satellite
8 3 (1.15%) Windows Intune
9 2 (0.76%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.38%) Ansible
10 1 (0.38%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 138 (52.67%) Microsoft
2 72 (27.48%) VMware
3 42 (16.03%) Citrix
4 24 (9.16%) IBM
5 19 (7.25%) Red Hat
6 16 (6.11%) HP
7 15 (5.73%) Cisco
8 11 (4.20%) Sun
9 10 (3.82%) Dell
9 10 (3.82%) Oracle
10 6 (2.29%) Apple
10 6 (2.29%) Juniper
11 4 (1.53%) AppSense
11 4 (1.53%) BMC
12 3 (1.15%) Avaya
12 3 (1.15%) Brocade
12 3 (1.15%) Intel Security
12 3 (1.15%) NetApp
12 3 (1.15%) Symantec
13 2 (0.76%) PlateSpin
Cheshire
D4 Digital Recruitment
Rate: £100 - £130 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £13.00 - £14.00 per hour
Posted: 26 days ago
Cheshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £46 - £51 per hour + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago