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 29 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 14 3
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows 150 102 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 14.88% 10.12% 17.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.59% 44.16% 66.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 48 69
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 £215 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 26
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% -31.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £19.96 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +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
256 231 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 25.40% 22.92% 26.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 137 104
Median daily rate £425 £420 £273
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +54.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £225 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £650 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 26
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% -22.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £20.19 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

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 29 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 29 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 29 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 68 £425 -15.00% 12
Knutsford +3 23 £425 +13.33% 4
Chester -1 23 £425 +6.25% 3
Macclesfield 0 7 £444 +10.93%
Runcorn -5 3 £420 -16.00% 1
Wilmslow - 3 - - 5
Crewe -4 2 - -
Northwich - 1 - -
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 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 (55.42%) Microsoft
2 102 (40.96%) Active Directory
3 80 (32.13%) Windows Server
4 70 (28.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 68 (27.31%) VMware
6 66 (26.51%) Migration
7 61 (24.50%) Security Cleared
8 59 (23.69%) Software Engineering
9 57 (22.89%) MS Excel
9 57 (22.89%) Test Automation
10 56 (22.49%) PowerShell
11 53 (21.29%) SCCM
12 51 (20.48%) Linux
13 48 (19.28%) SC Cleared
14 43 (17.27%) VMware Infrastructure
14 43 (17.27%) .NET
14 43 (17.27%) MS Office
14 43 (17.27%) Citrix
15 42 (16.87%) ITIL
16 40 (16.06%) Agile Software Development
16 40 (16.06%) Windows 7
17 38 (15.26%) SCOM
17 38 (15.26%) SharePoint
18 37 (14.86%) Skype for Business
19 36 (14.46%) Finance
20 35 (14.06%) MS Exchange
21 33 (13.25%) Skype
22 32 (12.85%) Windows 10
22 32 (12.85%) Unix
22 32 (12.85%) SQL Server

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 (15.26%) SharePoint
2 37 (14.86%) Skype for Business
3 35 (14.06%) MS Exchange
4 24 (9.64%) SharePoint 2013
5 21 (8.43%) IIS
6 13 (5.22%) Apache
7 12 (4.82%) Tomcat
8 6 (2.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (1.61%) JBoss
10 4 (1.61%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.80%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.40%) Confluence
12 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.40%) Oracle Application Server
12 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 57 (22.89%) MS Excel
2 43 (17.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.80%) Markit EDM
1 2 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.22%) Office 365
2 11 (4.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.21%) IaaS
3 8 (3.21%) SaaS
4 7 (2.81%) PaaS
5 3 (1.20%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (13.25%) Skype
2 14 (5.62%) DNS
3 13 (5.22%) SAN
4 10 (4.02%) DHCP
5 9 (3.61%) WAN
6 8 (3.21%) SSL
6 8 (3.21%) VPN
7 6 (2.41%) Internet
8 5 (2.01%) Firewall
8 5 (2.01%) TCP/IP
9 4 (1.61%) LAN
10 3 (1.20%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (1.20%) Unified Communications
11 2 (0.80%) NAS
11 2 (0.80%) PCoIP
11 2 (0.80%) Reverse Proxy
11 2 (0.80%) SMTP
11 2 (0.80%) Softphone
12 1 (0.40%) VoIP
12 1 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (12.85%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.21%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (2.81%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (2.01%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.01%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.20%) MySQL
6 3 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.80%) DB2
7 2 (0.80%) GIS
8 1 (0.40%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.40%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.40%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.40%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.40%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (10.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 25 (10.04%) SpecFlow
3 24 (9.64%) TestComplete
4 8 (3.21%) Git (software)
4 8 (3.21%) Jenkins
5 7 (2.81%) Gradle
5 7 (2.81%) TeamCity
5 7 (2.81%) Vagrant
5 7 (2.81%) Visual Studio
6 5 (2.01%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (1.61%) JIRA
8 3 (1.20%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (1.20%) TestDirector
9 2 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.80%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.80%) CMake
9 2 (0.80%) InstallShield
9 2 (0.80%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.80%) WiX
10 1 (0.40%) Subversion
General
1 36 (14.46%) Finance
2 17 (6.83%) Banking
3 14 (5.62%) Local Government
4 6 (2.41%) German Language
5 5 (2.01%) Dutch Language
5 5 (2.01%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.61%) French Language
6 4 (1.61%) Italian Language
6 4 (1.61%) Military
7 3 (1.20%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.20%) Portuguese Language
8 2 (0.80%) Russian Language
8 2 (0.80%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.40%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.40%) Billing
9 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.40%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 32 (12.85%) Architect
2 30 (12.05%) Analyst
3 18 (7.23%) Consultant
4 14 (5.62%) Service Analyst
5 13 (5.22%) DevOps Consultant
5 13 (5.22%) Project Manager
5 13 (5.22%) Service Desk Analyst
5 13 (5.22%) Support Engineer
5 13 (5.22%) Windows Engineer
6 12 (4.82%) Developer
7 11 (4.42%) Desktop Support
7 11 (4.42%) Integration Consultant
8 10 (4.02%) Designer
8 10 (4.02%) Service Desk Manager
8 10 (4.02%) Service Manager
9 8 (3.21%) 2nd Line Support
9 8 (3.21%) IT Manager
9 8 (3.21%) Server Engineer
10 7 (2.81%) 1st Line Support
10 7 (2.81%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (17.27%) .NET
2 8 (3.21%) .NET Framework
2 8 (3.21%) HTML
3 7 (2.81%) CSS
4 6 (2.41%) ASP.NET Web API
4 6 (2.41%) XML
5 5 (2.01%) CSS3
5 5 (2.01%) Entity Framework
5 5 (2.01%) HTML5
5 5 (2.01%) jQuery
5 5 (2.01%) WPF
6 4 (1.61%) Middleware
7 3 (1.20%) LAMP
7 3 (1.20%) LAPP Stack
7 3 (1.20%) WAMP
7 3 (1.20%) Web Services
8 2 (0.80%) JSON
8 2 (0.80%) JSP
8 2 (0.80%) MFC
8 2 (0.80%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.44%) Data Centre
2 12 (4.82%) Fat Client
2 12 (4.82%) Thin Client
3 10 (4.02%) Mobile App
4 9 (3.61%) Blackberry
5 8 (3.21%) Clustering
5 8 (3.21%) PKI
6 6 (2.41%) Mainframe
7 5 (2.01%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.61%) FlexPod
8 4 (1.61%) VCE vBlock
9 3 (1.20%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.20%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.20%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.80%) HP Storage
10 2 (0.80%) IBM Mainframe
10 2 (0.80%) iPad
10 2 (0.80%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 80 (32.13%) Windows Server
2 70 (28.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 51 (20.48%) Linux
4 40 (16.06%) Windows 7
5 32 (12.85%) Unix
5 32 (12.85%) Windows 10
6 24 (9.64%) Windows 8
7 23 (9.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (8.43%) AIX
8 21 (8.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (6.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (6.02%) Apple iOS
10 15 (6.02%) Windows XP
11 12 (4.82%) Solaris
12 10 (4.02%) HPUX
13 8 (3.21%) Android
14 6 (2.41%) CentOS
15 5 (2.01%) Mac OS
15 5 (2.01%) Windows Vista
16 4 (1.61%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (26.51%) Migration
2 59 (23.69%) Software Engineering
3 57 (22.89%) Test Automation
4 42 (16.87%) ITIL
5 40 (16.06%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (10.44%) Continuous Integration
6 26 (10.44%) Data Migration
7 24 (9.64%) TDD
8 23 (9.24%) Code Coverage
9 18 (7.23%) DevOps
9 18 (7.23%) Project Management
10 13 (5.22%) Change Management
11 10 (4.02%) Problem Management
11 10 (4.02%) Service Desk Management
11 10 (4.02%) Service Management
12 9 (3.61%) Identity Management
12 9 (3.61%) PRINCE2
12 9 (3.61%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (3.21%) Load Balancing
14 7 (2.81%) Application Packaging
Programming Languages
1 56 (22.49%) PowerShell
2 24 (9.64%) SQL
3 20 (8.03%) Java
4 11 (4.42%) C#
5 9 (3.61%) VB
6 8 (3.21%) Bash Shell
7 7 (2.81%) Shell Script
8 6 (2.41%) JavaScript
8 6 (2.41%) PHP
8 6 (2.41%) VB.NET
9 5 (2.01%) Perl
9 5 (2.01%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.61%) C++
10 4 (1.61%) VBScript
10 4 (1.61%) XAML
11 3 (1.20%) AWK
12 2 (0.80%) C
12 2 (0.80%) Python
12 2 (0.80%) Ruby
13 1 (0.40%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 61 (24.50%) Security Cleared
2 48 (19.28%) SC Cleared
3 23 (9.24%) Degree
4 19 (7.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (4.02%) MCITP
6 8 (3.21%) ISEB
6 8 (3.21%) MCSE
7 7 (2.81%) CCEA
7 7 (2.81%) Citrix Certification
8 6 (2.41%) ISTQB
8 6 (2.41%) MCSA
9 5 (2.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (1.61%) MCP
11 3 (1.20%) MCTS
11 3 (1.20%) RHCE
12 2 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.80%) CESG Certified Professional
12 2 (0.80%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.41%) QA
2 5 (2.01%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (2.01%) SLA
3 3 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.80%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.80%) RMADS
System Software
1 102 (40.96%) Active Directory
2 43 (17.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (6.43%) vSphere
4 13 (5.22%) Hyper-V
5 8 (3.21%) VMware ESX
6 6 (2.41%) XenApp
7 3 (1.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (1.20%) UAG
8 2 (0.80%) Postfix
8 2 (0.80%) Sendmail
8 2 (0.80%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.80%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.40%) Docker
9 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 53 (21.29%) SCCM
2 38 (15.26%) SCOM
3 14 (5.62%) Puppet
4 8 (3.21%) vRealize
5 6 (2.41%) Tivoli
6 5 (2.01%) BladeLogic
6 5 (2.01%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (2.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (1.61%) SCOrch
8 3 (1.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (1.20%) Red Hat Satellite
8 3 (1.20%) Windows Intune
9 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (0.80%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.80%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.40%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.40%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 138 (55.42%) Microsoft
2 68 (27.31%) VMware
3 43 (17.27%) Citrix
4 15 (6.02%) IBM
5 14 (5.62%) Red Hat
6 13 (5.22%) HP
7 12 (4.82%) Cisco
7 12 (4.82%) Oracle
8 7 (2.81%) Sun
9 6 (2.41%) Apple
9 6 (2.41%) Dell
9 6 (2.41%) Juniper
10 5 (2.01%) BMC
11 4 (1.61%) AppSense
11 4 (1.61%) Avaya
12 3 (1.20%) Brocade
12 3 (1.20%) Intel Security
12 3 (1.20%) NetApp
12 3 (1.20%) Symantec
13 2 (0.80%) Lotus
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