The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 14 13 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 10 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 6.48% 7.94% 16.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.85% 40.00% 55.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 3
Median daily rate £263 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.58% -9.37%
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 9
Median hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.60% +32.30%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +1.66%
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
13 25 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 12.04% 19.84% 28.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 12
Median daily rate £300 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.82% +2.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 9
Median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +33.61%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Chester region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 8 December 2016.

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 8 December 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 Chester region with a requirement for Windows.

1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (41.67%) Windows XP
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (33.33%) German Language
3 4 (33.33%) Windows 8
4 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (25.00%) Dutch Language
4 3 (25.00%) French Language
4 3 (25.00%) Banking
5 2 (16.67%) Blue Coat
5 2 (16.67%) MS Office
5 2 (16.67%) Firewall
5 2 (16.67%) Application Packaging
5 2 (16.67%) Investment Banking
5 2 (16.67%) Italian Language
5 2 (16.67%) Portuguese Language
5 2 (16.67%) SCCM
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (16.67%) Windows 10
6 1 (8.33%) Public Cloud
6 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
6 1 (8.33%) Sysprep
6 1 (8.33%) Office 365
6 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
6 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
6 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (8.33%) LANDesk
6 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (8.33%) VLAN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Chester 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:

Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) DHCP
2 1 (8.33%) DNS
2 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
2 1 (8.33%) Internet
2 1 (8.33%) MPLS
2 1 (8.33%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
1 1 (8.33%) MSI
General
1 4 (33.33%) German Language
2 3 (25.00%) Banking
2 3 (25.00%) Dutch Language
2 3 (25.00%) French Language
3 2 (16.67%) Investment Banking
3 2 (16.67%) Italian Language
3 2 (16.67%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) SCCM Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) Active Directory Support
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Support
3 1 (8.33%) First Line Help Desk Support
3 1 (8.33%) IT Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Desktop Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Desktop Support
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Service Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Support Team Leader
3 1 (8.33%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (8.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows XP
2 4 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 10
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Application Packaging
2 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Network Design
2 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) CCIE
1 1 (8.33%) CCNA
1 1 (8.33%) CCNP
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Blue Coat
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco
3 1 (8.33%) Juniper
3 1 (8.33%) LANDesk
3 1 (8.33%) NetApp
3 1 (8.33%) VMware