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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 5 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 113 129 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.52% 14.04% 18.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 75.33% 63.55% 69.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 51 66
Average daily rate
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£350 £319 £346
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.71% -7.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £200 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £442 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £295 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.02% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 31 26
Average hourly rate £16.25 £31.56 £17.59
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.50% +79.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £43.50 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.08
% change year-on-year
- -6.68%
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
150 203 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 20.60% 22.09% 26.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 91 95
Average daily rate £361 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.03% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £225 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £575 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.61% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 32 27
Average hourly rate £15.25 £31.56 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.66% +68.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £43.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -14.28%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 26 January 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 +2 27 £325 +44.44% 10
Chester +3 13 £350 +18.64% 6
Knutsford -3 10 £424 +5.93% 4
Macclesfield +9 5 £450 +125.00% 3
Runcorn +9 5 - - 3
Crewe +3 5 - - 1
Wilmslow +2 5 £170 - 5
Northwich +3 2 - -
Nantwich - 1 £288 - 1
Sandbach - - - -
Lymm - - - -
Daresbury - - - -
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 69 (27.38%) Microsoft
2 66 (26.19%) Linux
3 62 (24.60%) Active Directory
4 54 (21.43%) VMware
5 50 (19.84%) UNIX
5 50 (19.84%) Oracle
5 50 (19.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 48 (19.05%) Finance
7 41 (16.27%) SQL
7 41 (16.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 41 (16.27%) Windows 7
8 37 (14.68%) IIS
9 36 (14.29%) ITIL
10 35 (13.89%) SQL Server
11 33 (13.10%) .NET
12 30 (11.90%) Citrix
12 30 (11.90%) TCP/IP
13 29 (11.51%) Enterprise Software
14 28 (11.11%) MS Excel
15 27 (10.71%) Windows XP
16 26 (10.32%) HTML
17 25 (9.92%) VMware Infrastructure
18 24 (9.52%) MS Office
18 24 (9.52%) MS Exchange
18 24 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
19 22 (8.73%) Web Services
19 22 (8.73%) SCCM
19 22 (8.73%) Analytical Skills
20 21 (8.33%) SharePoint
20 21 (8.33%) C#

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 37 (14.68%) IIS
2 24 (9.52%) MS Exchange
3 21 (8.33%) SharePoint
4 12 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
4 12 (4.76%) Tomcat
4 12 (4.76%) WebSphere
5 11 (4.37%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
6 7 (2.78%) Apache
7 6 (2.38%) SAS
7 6 (2.38%) iPlanet
8 5 (1.98%) WebLogic
9 4 (1.59%) Documentum
9 4 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (1.59%) TIBCO EMS
9 4 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (1.59%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
10 2 (0.79%) Lync
10 2 (0.79%) Confluence
10 2 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 28 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 24 (9.52%) MS Office
3 7 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (5.16%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.98%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.40%) SaaS
1 1 (0.40%) PaaS
1 1 (0.40%) Office 365
1 1 (0.40%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (11.90%) TCP/IP
2 18 (7.14%) Firewall
3 16 (6.35%) DNS
4 14 (5.56%) SAN
5 12 (4.76%) LDAP
6 10 (3.97%) WAN
6 10 (3.97%) DHCP
6 10 (3.97%) Internet
7 8 (3.17%) VPN
7 8 (3.17%) SSL
8 7 (2.78%) LAN
9 6 (2.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 5 (1.98%) TACACS
11 4 (1.59%) NAS
11 4 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (1.59%) Intranet
12 3 (1.19%) HTTPS
12 3 (1.19%) Wireless
12 3 (1.19%) SSH
12 3 (1.19%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.56%) MySQL
3 12 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (3.97%) Relational Database
5 8 (3.17%) Oracle Database
5 8 (3.17%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (2.78%) DB2
6 7 (2.78%) RDBMS
7 5 (1.98%) SQLite
8 4 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (1.59%) BODI
9 3 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.19%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (1.19%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (1.19%) Big Data
10 2 (0.79%) DataStage
11 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.40%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 10 (3.97%) Git (software)
2 9 (3.57%) Subversion
3 6 (2.38%) Visual Studio
3 6 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (2.38%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.98%) MSI
5 4 (1.59%) AdminStudio
6 3 (1.19%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (1.19%) NUnit
6 3 (1.19%) JIRA
6 3 (1.19%) FxCop
6 3 (1.19%) StyleCop
6 3 (1.19%) MSTest
6 3 (1.19%) Moq
7 1 (0.40%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 1 (0.40%) Ant
7 1 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.40%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.40%) Xcode
7 1 (0.40%) Maven
General
1 48 (19.05%) Finance
2 17 (6.75%) Banking
3 16 (6.35%) Local Government
4 12 (4.76%) Retail
5 6 (2.38%) Back Office
6 4 (1.59%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.59%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.19%) German Language
7 3 (1.19%) Dutch Language
7 3 (1.19%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.19%) Legal
8 2 (0.79%) French Language
9 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.40%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 39 (15.48%) Analyst
2 28 (11.11%) Developer
3 27 (10.71%) Architect
4 17 (6.75%) Consultant
5 16 (6.35%) Administrator
6 14 (5.56%) Service Analyst
7 13 (5.16%) Technical Architect
8 12 (4.76%) Service Desk Analyst
9 10 (3.97%) Technical Specialist
9 10 (3.97%) 1st Line Support
10 9 (3.57%) Infrastructure Architect
10 9 (3.57%) .NET Developer
11 8 (3.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (3.17%) Support Engineer
11 8 (3.17%) Desktop Support
12 7 (2.78%) Applications Packager
13 6 (2.38%) Support Analyst
13 6 (2.38%) Business Analyst
13 6 (2.38%) SharePoint Administrator
14 5 (1.98%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (13.10%) .NET
2 26 (10.32%) HTML
3 22 (8.73%) Web Services
4 10 (3.97%) XML
4 10 (3.97%) .NET Framework
5 9 (3.57%) CSS
6 8 (3.17%) HTML5
7 7 (2.78%) Middleware
8 6 (2.38%) WinForms
8 6 (2.38%) Application Packaging
9 5 (1.98%) YUI
9 5 (1.98%) Java EE
9 5 (1.98%) AngularJS
10 4 (1.59%) Catalyst
10 4 (1.59%) JSON
10 4 (1.59%) Rendezvous
10 4 (1.59%) WCF
10 4 (1.59%) J2EE
10 4 (1.59%) SOAP
11 3 (1.19%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 29 (11.51%) Enterprise Software
2 22 (8.73%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (6.35%) Mobile App
4 15 (5.95%) Clustering
5 11 (4.37%) PKI
6 9 (3.57%) CESG
6 9 (3.57%) Management Information System
7 7 (2.78%) Blackberry
7 7 (2.78%) Reference Data
8 6 (2.38%) Mainframe
9 4 (1.59%) Data Integration
9 4 (1.59%) FlexPod
9 4 (1.59%) Handset
10 2 (0.79%) iPad
10 2 (0.79%) User Experience
10 2 (0.79%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.79%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.79%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.79%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.79%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 66 (26.19%) Linux
2 50 (19.84%) UNIX
2 50 (19.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 41 (16.27%) Windows 7
3 41 (16.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 27 (10.71%) Windows XP
5 18 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (6.75%) Solaris
7 16 (6.35%) AIX
8 15 (5.95%) Android
9 14 (5.56%) Apple iOS
10 11 (4.37%) Windows 8
10 11 (4.37%) Windows Phone
11 9 (3.57%) Windows Phone 8
11 9 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (2.78%) HPUX
12 7 (2.78%) Windows Mobile
13 5 (1.98%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.79%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.79%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (14.29%) ITIL
2 24 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (8.33%) Information Security
4 16 (6.35%) Migration
5 13 (5.16%) Incident Management
6 12 (4.76%) Configuration Management
7 11 (4.37%) Data Modelling
7 11 (4.37%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (3.97%) Software Engineering
9 9 (3.57%) Service Management
9 9 (3.57%) Waterfall
9 9 (3.57%) Mobile Device Management
10 8 (3.17%) Root Cause Analysis
10 8 (3.17%) Load Balancing
11 7 (2.78%) Data Architecture
11 7 (2.78%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (2.78%) Project Management
11 7 (2.78%) OO
11 7 (2.78%) SIEM
11 7 (2.78%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 41 (16.27%) SQL
2 21 (8.33%) C#
3 20 (7.94%) PowerShell
4 17 (6.75%) JavaScript
5 15 (5.95%) Java
6 14 (5.56%) Perl
7 12 (4.76%) VB
8 9 (3.57%) Shell Script
9 7 (2.78%) VBScript
10 6 (2.38%) Python
10 6 (2.38%) C
11 4 (1.59%) XPath
12 3 (1.19%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.79%) C++
13 2 (0.79%) PHP
14 1 (0.40%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.40%) AWK
14 1 (0.40%) Jython
14 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.40%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 16 (6.35%) Microsoft Certification
1 16 (6.35%) Security Cleared
2 12 (4.76%) SC Cleared
3 11 (4.37%) CISSP
4 10 (3.97%) MCSE
4 10 (3.97%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (2.78%) MCITP
6 6 (2.38%) Degree
6 6 (2.38%) MCTS
7 5 (1.98%) GCIA
7 5 (1.98%) GCIH
7 5 (1.98%) CEH
8 4 (1.59%) ISEB
9 3 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.79%) MCSA
10 2 (0.79%) CCNP
10 2 (0.79%) CCNA
10 2 (0.79%) MCDST
11 1 (0.40%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.17%) QA
2 6 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 62 (24.60%) Active Directory
2 25 (9.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (4.37%) XenApp
4 10 (3.97%) Hyper-V
4 10 (3.97%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (2.78%) Firmware
5 7 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (1.59%) vSphere
7 3 (1.19%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (1.19%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.40%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.40%) NFS
9 1 (0.40%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 22 (8.73%) SCCM
2 10 (3.97%) SCOM
2 10 (3.97%) CA SiteMinder
3 6 (2.38%) Nessus
4 5 (1.98%) TIBCO Hawk
5 3 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.79%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.79%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.79%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.40%) MOM
7 1 (0.40%) Foglight
7 1 (0.40%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.40%) WSUS
7 1 (0.40%) OMEGAMON
7 1 (0.40%) Legato
7 1 (0.40%) CA Wily
7 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 69 (27.38%) Microsoft
2 54 (21.43%) VMware
3 50 (19.84%) Oracle
4 30 (11.90%) Citrix
5 19 (7.54%) Cisco
6 17 (6.75%) Sun
7 16 (6.35%) HP
8 15 (5.95%) F5
9 10 (3.97%) Red Hat
10 8 (3.17%) IBM
11 7 (2.78%) Juniper
11 7 (2.78%) AppSense
11 7 (2.78%) EMC
11 7 (2.78%) McAfee
11 7 (2.78%) ArcSight
12 6 (2.38%) TIBCO
12 6 (2.38%) BMC
12 6 (2.38%) NetApp
12 6 (2.38%) Business Objects
13 5 (1.98%) CheckPoint
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