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 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 12 10
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 22 14 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 18.64% 9.86% 14.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 88.00% 87.50% 62.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 4
Average daily rate £275 £350 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +18.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £322 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £411 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 17
Average hourly rate £16.42 £14.17 £34.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.85% -58.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.00 £19.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.25 £21.88 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.31% -3.33%
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
25 16 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 21.19% 11.27% 23.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 10
Average daily rate £300 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £438 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 19
Average hourly rate £16.84 £14.35 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.39% -54.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.00 £18.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £16.25 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 13 February 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
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 13 February 2016.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 23 (69.70%) Active Directory
2 17 (51.52%) Microsoft
3 14 (42.42%) Citrix
4 13 (39.39%) Local Government
4 13 (39.39%) Windows 7
5 12 (36.36%) VMware
6 10 (30.30%) Windows XP
6 10 (30.30%) Windows Server
7 9 (27.27%) ITIL
7 9 (27.27%) Migration
8 7 (21.21%) SQL
8 7 (21.21%) Windows 8
8 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (18.18%) Blackberry
9 6 (18.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
9 6 (18.18%) VPN
9 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (18.18%) German Language
9 6 (18.18%) Dutch Language
10 5 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (15.15%) Juniper
10 5 (15.15%) Mobile App
10 5 (15.15%) Skype for Business
11 4 (12.12%) Office 365
11 4 (12.12%) Apple iOS
11 4 (12.12%) SAN
11 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (12.12%) ITIL Certification

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 6 (18.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (15.15%) Skype for Business
3 4 (12.12%) IIS
3 4 (12.12%) MS Exchange
4 3 (9.09%) SharePoint
5 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (6.06%) Tomcat
6 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) Office 365
2 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.18%) VPN
2 4 (12.12%) Firewall
2 4 (12.12%) SAN
2 4 (12.12%) SSL
3 2 (6.06%) DHCP
3 2 (6.06%) DNS
3 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.06%) Wireless
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (3.03%) LAN
4 1 (3.03%) NAS
4 1 (3.03%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (3.03%) Skype
4 1 (3.03%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.12%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (3.03%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MSI
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (39.39%) Local Government
2 6 (18.18%) Dutch Language
2 6 (18.18%) German Language
3 3 (9.09%) Banking
3 3 (9.09%) French Language
3 3 (9.09%) Italian Language
3 3 (9.09%) Portuguese Language
3 3 (9.09%) Russian Language
3 3 (9.09%) Turkish Language
4 2 (6.06%) Finance
5 1 (3.03%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (21.21%) Analyst
2 6 (18.18%) Service Analyst
2 6 (18.18%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Consultant
4 3 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Applications Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Desktop Support
5 2 (6.06%) ICT Manager
5 2 (6.06%) ICT Project Manager
5 2 (6.06%) ICT Support
5 2 (6.06%) Migration Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Server Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) ICT Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Linux Server Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Migration Specialist
6 1 (3.03%) Rollout Project Manager
6 1 (3.03%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Blackberry
2 5 (15.15%) Mobile App
3 3 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.06%) Data Centre
4 2 (6.06%) Handset
4 2 (6.06%) iPad
5 1 (3.03%) Driving Licence
5 1 (3.03%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 13 (39.39%) Windows 7
2 10 (30.30%) Windows Server
2 10 (30.30%) Windows XP
3 7 (21.21%) Windows 8
3 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (12.12%) Android
5 4 (12.12%) Apple iOS
5 4 (12.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (9.09%) Linux
7 2 (6.06%) Solaris
7 2 (6.06%) Unix
7 2 (6.06%) Windows Vista
8 1 (3.03%) CentOS
8 1 (3.03%) Ubuntu
8 1 (3.03%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) ITIL
1 9 (27.27%) Migration
2 3 (9.09%) Configuration Management
2 3 (9.09%) PRINCE2
3 2 (6.06%) Change Management
3 2 (6.06%) Load Balancing
3 2 (6.06%) Performance Management
3 2 (6.06%) Project Planning
3 2 (6.06%) Service Management
4 1 (3.03%) Application Discovery
4 1 (3.03%) Application Packaging
4 1 (3.03%) Business Transformation
4 1 (3.03%) CRM
4 1 (3.03%) ITIL V3
4 1 (3.03%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (3.03%) Project Management
4 1 (3.03%) Security Patching
4 1 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.03%) System Testing
4 1 (3.03%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) SQL
2 2 (6.06%) PHP
3 1 (3.03%) C#
3 1 (3.03%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) ITIL Certification
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (6.06%) MCDST
2 2 (6.06%) MCITP
2 2 (6.06%) MCSA
3 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 23 (69.70%) Active Directory
2 5 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (12.12%) Hyper-V
3 4 (12.12%) VMware ESX
3 4 (12.12%) vSphere
4 2 (6.06%) XenApp
5 1 (3.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.03%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) SCCM
2 1 (3.03%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.03%) Netcool
2 1 (3.03%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 1 (3.03%) SCOM
2 1 (3.03%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.03%) vRealize
Vendors
1 17 (51.52%) Microsoft
2 14 (42.42%) Citrix
3 12 (36.36%) VMware
4 5 (15.15%) Juniper
5 4 (12.12%) Cisco
5 4 (12.12%) HP
6 3 (9.09%) AppSense
6 3 (9.09%) IBM
6 3 (9.09%) Oracle
6 3 (9.09%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.03%) 3PAR
7 1 (3.03%) Avaya
7 1 (3.03%) Dell
7 1 (3.03%) EMC
7 1 (3.03%) Intel Security
7 1 (3.03%) PlateSpin
7 1 (3.03%) Sun
7 1 (3.03%) Symantec
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