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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 14 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
-12 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 21 48 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 8.71% 22.33% 22.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.58% 60.00% 62.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 6
Average daily rate
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£400 £310 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% +20.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £205 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £730 £308
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £314
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 18 7
Average hourly rate £15.00 £35.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.14% +133.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.50 £12.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £45.00 £44.94
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -1.63%
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
79 80 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 32.78% 37.21% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 18 9
Average daily rate £388 £323 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.15% +21.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £730 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 19 7
Average hourly rate £15.00 £35.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.14% +133.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.50 £14.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%

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 May 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 22 May 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 18 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 16 (47.06%) Active Directory
3 15 (44.12%) Windows 7
4 12 (35.29%) Windows XP
5 10 (29.41%) MS Excel
5 10 (29.41%) MS Office
5 10 (29.41%) Citrix
6 8 (23.53%) HP
6 8 (23.53%) Finance
6 8 (23.53%) VMware
7 6 (17.65%) Dutch Language
7 6 (17.65%) German Language
7 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (14.71%) SCCM
8 5 (14.71%) Migration
8 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (14.71%) TCP/IP
8 5 (14.71%) Project Management
8 5 (14.71%) UNIX
8 5 (14.71%) Linux
9 4 (11.76%) SQL
9 4 (11.76%) Service Management
9 4 (11.76%) Local Government
9 4 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (11.76%) French Language
9 4 (11.76%) Workflow
9 4 (11.76%) Russian Language
10 3 (8.82%) MCDST
10 3 (8.82%) VMware ESX
10 3 (8.82%) Management Information System

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (8.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (8.82%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.88%) IIS
3 1 (2.94%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (29.41%) MS Excel
1 10 (29.41%) MS Office
2 1 (2.94%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.71%) TCP/IP
2 3 (8.82%) Wireless
2 3 (8.82%) VPN
2 3 (8.82%) DNS
2 3 (8.82%) DHCP
3 2 (5.88%) VoIP
3 2 (5.88%) SAN
4 1 (2.94%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (2.94%) Internet
4 1 (2.94%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) RDBMS
1 3 (8.82%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MSI
1 1 (2.94%) AdminStudio
1 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (23.53%) Finance
2 6 (17.65%) Dutch Language
2 6 (17.65%) German Language
3 4 (11.76%) Local Government
3 4 (11.76%) French Language
3 4 (11.76%) Russian Language
4 2 (5.88%) Portuguese Language
4 2 (5.88%) Turkish Language
5 1 (2.94%) Spanish Language
5 1 (2.94%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 10 (29.41%) Analyst
2 8 (23.53%) Service Analyst
3 7 (20.59%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Architect
5 3 (8.82%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Project Manager
5 3 (8.82%) Desktop Support
6 2 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Technical Project Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (5.88%) Technical Manager
7 1 (2.94%) Wintel Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) 2nd Line Support Technician
7 1 (2.94%) Customer Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Technical Services Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 1 (2.94%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) .NET
2 2 (5.88%) .NET Framework
2 2 (5.88%) WF
3 1 (2.94%) jQuery
3 1 (2.94%) WCF
3 1 (2.94%) Application Packaging
3 1 (2.94%) Middleware
3 1 (2.94%) DHTML
3 1 (2.94%) HTML
3 1 (2.94%) Classic ASP
3 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.94%) CSS
3 1 (2.94%) Web Services
3 1 (2.94%) XML
3 1 (2.94%) Catalyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Management Information System
1 3 (8.82%) Handset
1 3 (8.82%) Blackberry
1 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.88%) iPad
3 1 (2.94%) CMDB
3 1 (2.94%) iSeries
3 1 (2.94%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.94%) FlexPod
3 1 (2.94%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 15 (44.12%) Windows 7
2 12 (35.29%) Windows XP
3 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (14.71%) UNIX
4 5 (14.71%) Linux
5 4 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (8.82%) AIX
7 2 (5.88%) Solaris
7 2 (5.88%) SUSE
7 2 (5.88%) Debian
7 2 (5.88%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.94%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (14.71%) Migration
1 5 (14.71%) Project Management
2 4 (11.76%) Service Management
2 4 (11.76%) Workflow
3 3 (8.82%) ITIL
4 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (5.88%) Web Development
4 2 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (2.94%) Compatibility Testing
5 1 (2.94%) Information Management
5 1 (2.94%) Software Engineering
5 1 (2.94%) MVC
5 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.94%) CRM
5 1 (2.94%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.76%) SQL
2 3 (8.82%) C#
2 3 (8.82%) Java
2 3 (8.82%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.88%) VBScript
3 2 (5.88%) Perl
4 1 (2.94%) Jython
4 1 (2.94%) PHP
4 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.94%) VB
4 1 (2.94%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (8.82%) MCDST
3 2 (5.88%) MCSE
3 2 (5.88%) MCP
3 2 (5.88%) MCITP
4 1 (2.94%) Degree
4 1 (2.94%) A+ Certification
4 1 (2.94%) PMP
4 1 (2.94%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (47.06%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.82%) VMware ESX
2 3 (8.82%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.88%) XenApp
3 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) SCCM
2 2 (5.88%) SCVMM
3 1 (2.94%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 10 (29.41%) Citrix
3 8 (23.53%) HP
3 8 (23.53%) VMware
4 3 (8.82%) Sun
5 2 (5.88%) Oracle
5 2 (5.88%) IBM
5 2 (5.88%) BMC
5 2 (5.88%) AppSense
6 1 (2.94%) Lotus
6 1 (2.94%) Avaya
6 1 (2.94%) Adobe
6 1 (2.94%) Cisco
6 1 (2.94%) Symantec
6 1 (2.94%) Remedy
6 1 (2.94%) McAfee
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