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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 7 2
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 18 31 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 14.75% 15.05% 18.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.06% 65.96% 60.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 5
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £305 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £345 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 21 7
Average hourly rate £16.25 £31.56 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.50% -5.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.58 £9.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.60 £42.38 £44.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.81 £15.00 £16.16
% change year-on-year
-1.28% -7.14%
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
31 47 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 25.41% 22.82% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 9
Average daily rate £400 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £300 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £530 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 21 8
Average hourly rate £16.25 £31.56 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.50% -5.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £14.35 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.80 £42.38 £43.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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
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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Chester region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 20 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 18 (36.00%) Local Government
2 18 (36.00%) Windows 7
3 15 (30.00%) Citrix
4 14 (28.00%) Microsoft
4 14 (28.00%) SCCM
5 12 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (22.00%) Linux
7 10 (20.00%) Windows XP
8 9 (18.00%) SQL
8 9 (18.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (16.00%) HP
9 8 (16.00%) DNS
9 8 (16.00%) TCP/IP
9 8 (16.00%) HTML
9 8 (16.00%) JavaScript
9 8 (16.00%) ITIL
9 8 (16.00%) VMware
9 8 (16.00%) SCOM
9 8 (16.00%) XenApp
9 8 (16.00%) PowerShell
10 7 (14.00%) Relational Database
10 7 (14.00%) CSS
10 7 (14.00%) AIX
10 7 (14.00%) Perl
10 7 (14.00%) DHCP
10 7 (14.00%) RDBMS
10 7 (14.00%) SAN
11 6 (12.00%) BMC
11 6 (12.00%) Sun

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 5 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 5 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 5 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 5 (10.00%) Apache
1 5 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (4.00%) Lync
3 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (10.00%) MS Office
2 4 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.00%) TCP/IP
1 8 (16.00%) DNS
2 7 (14.00%) DHCP
2 7 (14.00%) SAN
3 5 (10.00%) VPN
4 4 (8.00%) LAN
4 4 (8.00%) WAN
5 3 (6.00%) Wireless
6 2 (4.00%) VLAN
6 2 (4.00%) Firewall
6 2 (4.00%) HTTP
6 2 (4.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.00%) RDBMS
1 7 (14.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.00%) DataStage
2 2 (4.00%) SQLite
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.00%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 4 (8.00%) AdminStudio
2 2 (4.00%) MSI
3 1 (2.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.00%) JMeter
3 1 (2.00%) Xcode
3 1 (2.00%) Maven
3 1 (2.00%) OpenSTA
3 1 (2.00%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 1 (2.00%) LoadUI
General
1 18 (36.00%) Local Government
2 4 (8.00%) Finance
3 3 (6.00%) Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (16.00%) Analyst
2 4 (8.00%) Developer
2 4 (8.00%) Applications Packager
3 3 (6.00%) Desktop Support
3 3 (6.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (6.00%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (4.00%) Server Analyst
4 2 (4.00%) Help Desk Support
4 2 (4.00%) Project Engineer
4 2 (4.00%) Installations Engineer
4 2 (4.00%) Rollout Engineer
4 2 (4.00%) Consultant
4 2 (4.00%) Support Analyst
5 1 (2.00%) Architect
5 1 (2.00%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (2.00%) Network Engineer
5 1 (2.00%) Customer Engineer
5 1 (2.00%) Senior Developer
5 1 (2.00%) Support Engineer
5 1 (2.00%) Applications Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.00%) HTML
2 7 (14.00%) CSS
3 6 (12.00%) .NET
4 5 (10.00%) YUI
5 3 (6.00%) Application Packaging
5 3 (6.00%) .NET Framework
5 3 (6.00%) Web Services
5 3 (6.00%) XML
6 2 (4.00%) JSON
6 2 (4.00%) iOS SDK
6 2 (4.00%) CSS3
6 2 (4.00%) Worklight
7 1 (2.00%) Android SDK
7 1 (2.00%) Android NDK
7 1 (2.00%) WF
7 1 (2.00%) Grails
7 1 (2.00%) JSP
7 1 (2.00%) Servlets
7 1 (2.00%) J2EE
7 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) Blackberry
1 6 (12.00%) Clustering
1 6 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.00%) Handset
3 4 (8.00%) Mobile App
4 3 (6.00%) iPad
4 3 (6.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.00%) NHS
5 2 (4.00%) PKI
5 2 (4.00%) Data Structures
5 2 (4.00%) Algorithms
6 1 (2.00%) User Experience
6 1 (2.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 18 (36.00%) Windows 7
2 12 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (22.00%) Linux
4 10 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 9 (18.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (14.00%) AIX
7 5 (10.00%) Android
7 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (8.00%) Apple iOS
9 3 (6.00%) Windows Vista
10 2 (4.00%) UNIX
10 2 (4.00%) Windows 8
10 2 (4.00%) Windows Phone
11 1 (2.00%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (2.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.00%) ITIL
2 5 (10.00%) Web Development
3 4 (8.00%) MVC
3 4 (8.00%) Compatibility Testing
4 3 (6.00%) Service Management
4 3 (6.00%) Migration
4 3 (6.00%) High Availability
5 2 (4.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (4.00%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (4.00%) Performance Management
5 2 (4.00%) Memory Management
5 2 (4.00%) Test Planning
5 2 (4.00%) Web Design
5 2 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (4.00%) OO
5 2 (4.00%) OOD
6 1 (2.00%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.00%) Change Management
6 1 (2.00%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.00%) SQL
2 8 (16.00%) JavaScript
2 8 (16.00%) PowerShell
3 7 (14.00%) Perl
4 4 (8.00%) VBScript
4 4 (8.00%) VB
5 3 (6.00%) Java
6 2 (4.00%) C#
7 1 (2.00%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (8.00%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (6.00%) MCDST
2 3 (6.00%) ISEB
2 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 20 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (16.00%) XenApp
3 4 (8.00%) vSphere
3 4 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.00%) Hyper-V
3 4 (8.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (4.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (4.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 14 (28.00%) SCCM
2 8 (16.00%) SCOM
3 2 (4.00%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.00%) Tivoli
4 1 (2.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 15 (30.00%) Citrix
2 14 (28.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (16.00%) HP
3 8 (16.00%) VMware
4 6 (12.00%) AppSense
4 6 (12.00%) BMC
4 6 (12.00%) Sun
5 4 (8.00%) McAfee
6 3 (6.00%) Symantec
6 3 (6.00%) Cisco
7 2 (4.00%) Business Objects
7 2 (4.00%) EMC
7 2 (4.00%) Juniper
7 2 (4.00%) Kony
8 1 (2.00%) Remedy
8 1 (2.00%) NetApp
8 1 (2.00%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.00%) Computacenter
8 1 (2.00%) Google
8 1 (2.00%) LANDesk