The table below looks at the statistics for the Windows Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Engineer
Rank 22 25 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 2.54% 0.72% -
As % of the Job Titles category 2.63% 0.78% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £250 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £258 £205
% change year-on-year
+16.50% +25.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £14.35 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.75 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.17% +8.62%
Windows Engineer
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
114 129 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 96.61% 92.81% 97.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 75 81
Average daily rate £375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 19 25
Average hourly rate £16.42 £17.42 £40.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.72% -57.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.00 £23.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £45.00 £52.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Windows Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Engineer in the job title across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Windows Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Windows Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Engineer across the Chester region.

Windows Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Windows Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Engineer across the Chester region.

Windows Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Windows Engineer
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region that cited Windows Engineer in their job title 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 with Windows Engineer in their job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Local Government
2 2 (66.67%) Configuration Management
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) MCSA
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) MCITP
2 2 (66.67%) SCCM
2 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (66.67%) Office 365
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) Security Patching
3 1 (33.33%) Application Discovery
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (33.33%) CentOS
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (33.33%) Ubuntu
3 1 (33.33%) Linux

Windows Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region that cited Windows Engineer in their job title 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 with Windows Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (66.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) DHCP
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
General
1 2 (66.67%) Local Government
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) CentOS
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Ubuntu
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Configuration Management
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Application Discovery
2 1 (33.33%) Security Patching
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 2 (66.67%) MCITP
1 2 (66.67%) MCSA
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat