The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills 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 over the 3 months to 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 1 3
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 27 39 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 13.64% 24.22% 18.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.35% 72.22% 61.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 5
Average daily rate
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£388 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £203 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £730 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £321
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 9
Average hourly rate £14.00 £24.17 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.07% -16.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.11 £14.31 £14.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.74 £36.00 £44.92
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -6.45%
Windows
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Operating Systems Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
92 54 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 46.46% 33.54% 29.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 9 11
Average daily rate £370 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.35% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £730 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 9
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.84 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.86% -41.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.78 £14.24 £14.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £45.00 £44.94
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Chester region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 24 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 22 (55.00%) Active Directory
3 18 (45.00%) Windows 7
4 15 (37.50%) MS Office
4 15 (37.50%) MS Excel
5 13 (32.50%) Windows XP
6 11 (27.50%) Citrix
7 10 (25.00%) HP
7 10 (25.00%) Finance
7 10 (25.00%) VMware
8 9 (22.50%) German Language
9 8 (20.00%) Migration
9 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (17.50%) Russian Language
10 7 (17.50%) Dutch Language
10 7 (17.50%) French Language
11 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (15.00%) Oracle
11 6 (15.00%) SQL
11 6 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (12.50%) Linux
12 5 (12.50%) TCP/IP
12 5 (12.50%) Project Management
12 5 (12.50%) Portuguese Language
12 5 (12.50%) VMware ESX
13 4 (10.00%) Service Management
13 4 (10.00%) Workflow
13 4 (10.00%) ITSM
13 4 (10.00%) Italian Language

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 3 (7.50%) SharePoint
1 3 (7.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (5.00%) IIS
3 1 (2.50%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.50%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 15 (37.50%) MS Office
1 15 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.50%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 4 (10.00%) VPN
3 3 (7.50%) DNS
3 3 (7.50%) DHCP
3 3 (7.50%) Wireless
4 2 (5.00%) VoIP
4 2 (5.00%) SAN
5 1 (2.50%) Internet
5 1 (2.50%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (2.50%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) Crystal Reports
1 4 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (7.50%) RDBMS
2 3 (7.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (25.00%) Finance
2 9 (22.50%) German Language
3 7 (17.50%) Dutch Language
3 7 (17.50%) French Language
3 7 (17.50%) Russian Language
4 5 (12.50%) Portuguese Language
5 4 (10.00%) Italian Language
5 4 (10.00%) Turkish Language
6 2 (5.00%) Spanish Language
6 2 (5.00%) Local Government
7 1 (2.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Analyst
2 10 (25.00%) Service Analyst
3 9 (22.50%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Administrator
4 5 (12.50%) Desktop Support
5 3 (7.50%) Architect
5 3 (7.50%) Project Manager
5 3 (7.50%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Support Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) IT Support
6 2 (5.00%) Technical Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Technical Project Manager
7 1 (2.50%) Support Technician
7 1 (2.50%) Help Desk Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) .NET
2 1 (2.50%) Classic ASP
2 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.50%) CSS
2 1 (2.50%) Web Services
2 1 (2.50%) XML
2 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.50%) WCF
2 1 (2.50%) WF
2 1 (2.50%) jQuery
2 1 (2.50%) Catalyst
2 1 (2.50%) DHTML
2 1 (2.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.00%) Blackberry
3 3 (7.50%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.50%) Handset
3 3 (7.50%) iPad
4 2 (5.00%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.50%) FlexPod
5 1 (2.50%) CMDB
5 1 (2.50%) iPhone
5 1 (2.50%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 18 (45.00%) Windows 7
2 13 (32.50%) Windows XP
3 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (12.50%) Linux
6 4 (10.00%) UNIX
7 3 (7.50%) AIX
7 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (5.00%) SUSE
8 2 (5.00%) Debian
8 2 (5.00%) Windows Vista
8 2 (5.00%) Solaris
9 1 (2.50%) Android
9 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.00%) Migration
2 5 (12.50%) Project Management
3 4 (10.00%) Service Management
3 4 (10.00%) ITSM
3 4 (10.00%) Workflow
3 4 (10.00%) Load Balancing
4 3 (7.50%) Stress Testing
4 3 (7.50%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (5.00%) Data Centre Operations
5 2 (5.00%) Web Development
5 2 (5.00%) ITIL
5 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.50%) Information Management
6 1 (2.50%) Software Engineering
6 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.50%) CRM
6 1 (2.50%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.50%) MVC
6 1 (2.50%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (2.50%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.00%) SQL
2 3 (7.50%) Java
3 2 (5.00%) Perl
3 2 (5.00%) C#
3 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.50%) PHP
4 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.50%) VBScript
4 1 (2.50%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.50%) Jython
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (7.50%) MCP
2 3 (7.50%) MCSE
2 3 (7.50%) MCDST
3 2 (5.00%) MCITP
3 2 (5.00%) Degree
4 1 (2.50%) MCSA
4 1 (2.50%) A+ Certification
4 1 (2.50%) PMP
4 1 (2.50%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 22 (55.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.50%) VMware ESX
3 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.50%) Hyper-V
4 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (2.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) SCCM
2 2 (5.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 24 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (27.50%) Citrix
3 10 (25.00%) VMware
3 10 (25.00%) HP
4 6 (15.00%) Oracle
5 4 (10.00%) IBM
5 4 (10.00%) LANDesk
6 3 (7.50%) Sun
7 2 (5.00%) BMC
8 1 (2.50%) Lotus
8 1 (2.50%) Reuters
8 1 (2.50%) Bloomberg
8 1 (2.50%) Remedy
8 1 (2.50%) Sitecore
8 1 (2.50%) AppSense
8 1 (2.50%) Avaya
8 1 (2.50%) Cisco
8 1 (2.50%) Adobe
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