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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 4 10
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows 33 32 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 23.40% 19.05% 12.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.35% 68.09% 43.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 5
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £340 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £318 £315
% change year-on-year
-5.25% +0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 1
Average hourly rate £18.00 £31.56 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.95% -20.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
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
49 47 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 34.75% 27.98% 28.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 12
Average daily rate £375 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £358 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 1
Average hourly rate £18.00 £31.56 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.95% -20.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

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 22 August 2014.

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
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 22 August 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 38 (47.50%) Active Directory
2 27 (33.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (32.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 25 (31.25%) Local Government
4 25 (31.25%) Windows 7
5 24 (30.00%) SCCM
5 24 (30.00%) DHCP
5 24 (30.00%) DNS
6 23 (28.75%) ITIL
6 23 (28.75%) Migration
7 21 (26.25%) Citrix
7 21 (26.25%) Hyper-V
8 20 (25.00%) SAN
8 20 (25.00%) VMware
9 18 (22.50%) Linux
10 17 (21.25%) Clustering
11 16 (20.00%) SCOM
12 15 (18.75%) TCP/IP
12 15 (18.75%) LAN
13 14 (17.50%) HP
14 13 (16.25%) WAN
14 13 (16.25%) Microsoft
14 13 (16.25%) Windows Server 2012
15 12 (15.00%) SQL
16 11 (13.75%) MS Exchange
17 10 (12.50%) UNIX
17 10 (12.50%) PowerShell
17 10 (12.50%) XenApp
18 9 (11.25%) AIX
18 9 (11.25%) Windows XP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 11 (13.75%) MS Exchange
2 9 (11.25%) IIS
3 6 (7.50%) SharePoint
3 6 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (6.25%) Apache
5 3 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (2.50%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (2.50%) Lync
7 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.25%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.25%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (7.50%) MS Office
2 4 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (3.75%) MS Project
3 3 (3.75%) MS Excel
4 2 (2.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.50%) PaaS
2 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (30.00%) DHCP
1 24 (30.00%) DNS
2 20 (25.00%) SAN
3 15 (18.75%) TCP/IP
3 15 (18.75%) LAN
4 13 (16.25%) WAN
5 6 (7.50%) Firewall
6 3 (3.75%) VLAN
6 3 (3.75%) HTTP
7 2 (2.50%) EIGRP
7 2 (2.50%) OSPF
7 2 (2.50%) Wireless
7 2 (2.50%) VoIP
7 2 (2.50%) VPN
7 2 (2.50%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (2.50%) NetScaler
7 2 (2.50%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (1.25%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (1.25%) SSH
8 1 (1.25%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.75%) Relational Database
1 7 (8.75%) RDBMS
2 4 (5.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (3.75%) MSI
2 1 (1.25%) LoadUI
2 1 (1.25%) OpenSTA
2 1 (1.25%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.25%) JMeter
General
1 25 (31.25%) Local Government
2 5 (6.25%) Finance
3 2 (2.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (20.00%) Analyst
2 12 (15.00%) Project Manager
3 8 (10.00%) Wintel Analyst
4 5 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
4 5 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
4 5 (6.25%) Server Engineer
4 5 (6.25%) Architect
4 5 (6.25%) Desktop Support
5 4 (5.00%) ICT Project Manager
6 3 (3.75%) Project Engineer
6 3 (3.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (3.75%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (3.75%) Test Analyst
6 3 (3.75%) Network Engineer
6 3 (3.75%) Support Engineer
7 2 (2.50%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 2 (2.50%) Support Analyst
7 2 (2.50%) Server Analyst
7 2 (2.50%) Windows Server Engineer
7 2 (2.50%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.50%) HTML
2 5 (6.25%) YUI
2 5 (6.25%) CSS
3 4 (5.00%) .NET
4 3 (3.75%) Application Packaging
5 1 (1.25%) WPF
5 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.25%) Flash
5 1 (1.25%) JSP
5 1 (1.25%) Web Services
5 1 (1.25%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 17 (21.25%) Clustering
2 5 (6.25%) PKI
3 3 (3.75%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.75%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.50%) NHS
4 2 (2.50%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.50%) Handset
4 2 (2.50%) Replication
4 2 (2.50%) CESG
4 2 (2.50%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.50%) iPad
5 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.25%) CCTV
5 1 (1.25%) Firmware
5 1 (1.25%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 27 (33.75%) Windows Server 2008
2 26 (32.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 25 (31.25%) Windows 7
4 18 (22.50%) Linux
5 13 (16.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (12.50%) UNIX
7 9 (11.25%) AIX
7 9 (11.25%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.50%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.25%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.25%) Solaris
9 1 (1.25%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (28.75%) ITIL
1 23 (28.75%) Migration
2 8 (10.00%) High Availability
2 8 (10.00%) Project Planning
3 7 (8.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (8.75%) Change Management
4 6 (7.50%) PRINCE2
5 5 (6.25%) Web Development
6 4 (5.00%) MVC
7 3 (3.75%) Performance Management
7 3 (3.75%) Service Management
8 2 (2.50%) Project Management
8 2 (2.50%) Security Management
8 2 (2.50%) Information Security
8 2 (2.50%) Critical Path Analysis
8 2 (2.50%) Network Load Balancing
8 2 (2.50%) Change Control
8 2 (2.50%) Test Strategy
8 2 (2.50%) Requirements Engineering
9 1 (1.25%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.00%) SQL
2 10 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 8 (10.00%) Perl
4 6 (7.50%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.75%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.50%) C#
7 1 (1.25%) C++
7 1 (1.25%) Java
7 1 (1.25%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (7.50%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (5.00%) ISEB
3 3 (3.75%) CCNP
3 3 (3.75%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.50%) CCIP
4 2 (2.50%) MCDST
4 2 (2.50%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.50%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.25%) GPEN
5 1 (1.25%) OSCP
5 1 (1.25%) Degree
5 1 (1.25%) GSEC
5 1 (1.25%) CISSP
5 1 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.25%) RHCE
5 1 (1.25%) PMP
5 1 (1.25%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.25%) CCNA
5 1 (1.25%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (2.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 38 (47.50%) Active Directory
2 21 (26.25%) Hyper-V
3 10 (12.50%) XenApp
4 8 (10.00%) VMware ESX
5 7 (8.75%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (6.25%) vSphere
7 4 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (5.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (2.50%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (1.25%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 24 (30.00%) SCCM
2 16 (20.00%) SCOM
3 4 (5.00%) SCVMM
4 2 (2.50%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.50%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.25%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.25%) WSUS
5 1 (1.25%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 21 (26.25%) Citrix
2 20 (25.00%) VMware
3 14 (17.50%) HP
4 13 (16.25%) Microsoft
5 9 (11.25%) McAfee
6 8 (10.00%) Cisco
7 6 (7.50%) Sun
7 6 (7.50%) BMC
8 4 (5.00%) Symantec
8 4 (5.00%) AppSense
8 4 (5.00%) Dell
9 3 (3.75%) Remedy
9 3 (3.75%) NetApp
10 2 (2.50%) Apple
10 2 (2.50%) IBM
10 2 (2.50%) Brocade
10 2 (2.50%) 3PAR
10 2 (2.50%) Riverbed
10 2 (2.50%) F5
11 1 (1.25%) LANDesk
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