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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 1 3 9
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows 33 39 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 24.81% 18.31% 13.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.75% 54.17% 52.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 5
Average daily rate
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£375 £225 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £325 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £310 £311
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 1
Average hourly rate £18.50 £31.56 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.37% -20.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
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
48 72 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 36.09% 33.80% 25.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 12
Average daily rate £375 £320 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £347 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 1
Average hourly rate £26.50 £31.56 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.01% -20.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 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 19 September 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 40 (54.05%) Active Directory
2 28 (37.84%) Windows Server 2003
2 28 (37.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (33.78%) Local Government
3 25 (33.78%) DHCP
4 23 (31.08%) DNS
5 22 (29.73%) VMware
5 22 (29.73%) SCCM
6 21 (28.38%) Hyper-V
6 21 (28.38%) Windows 7
6 21 (28.38%) SAN
6 21 (28.38%) ITIL
7 18 (24.32%) Clustering
8 17 (22.97%) Migration
8 17 (22.97%) Citrix
8 17 (22.97%) SCOM
9 16 (21.62%) TCP/IP
9 16 (21.62%) Linux
10 15 (20.27%) HP
10 15 (20.27%) Microsoft
11 14 (18.92%) WAN
11 14 (18.92%) LAN
12 13 (17.57%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (13.51%) PowerShell
13 10 (13.51%) MS Exchange
13 10 (13.51%) SQL
13 10 (13.51%) McAfee
14 9 (12.16%) VMware ESX
14 9 (12.16%) IIS
14 9 (12.16%) AIX

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 10 (13.51%) MS Exchange
2 9 (12.16%) IIS
3 6 (8.11%) SharePoint
3 6 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (6.76%) Apache
5 4 (5.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (5.41%) Lync
6 3 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (4.05%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (1.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (5.41%) MS Office
1 4 (5.41%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (4.05%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.35%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.70%) PaaS
2 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (33.78%) DHCP
2 23 (31.08%) DNS
3 21 (28.38%) SAN
4 16 (21.62%) TCP/IP
5 14 (18.92%) WAN
5 14 (18.92%) LAN
6 4 (5.41%) VPN
6 4 (5.41%) Firewall
6 4 (5.41%) VLAN
7 2 (2.70%) SSL
7 2 (2.70%) VoIP
7 2 (2.70%) HTTP
7 2 (2.70%) Wireless
7 2 (2.70%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (1.35%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (1.35%) SSH
8 1 (1.35%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (1.35%) LDAP
8 1 (1.35%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.46%) Relational Database
1 7 (9.46%) RDBMS
2 3 (4.05%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.35%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 1 (1.35%) OpenSTA
1 1 (1.35%) LoadUI
1 1 (1.35%) Maven
1 1 (1.35%) LoadRunner
1 1 (1.35%) JMeter
1 1 (1.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 25 (33.78%) Local Government
2 5 (6.76%) Finance
3 2 (2.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.35%) Banking
4 1 (1.35%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (20.27%) Analyst
2 8 (10.81%) Wintel Analyst
3 6 (8.11%) Project Manager
4 5 (6.76%) Wintel Engineer
4 5 (6.76%) Infrastructure Architect
4 5 (6.76%) Server Engineer
4 5 (6.76%) Architect
5 4 (5.41%) Desktop Support
6 3 (4.05%) Project Engineer
6 3 (4.05%) Test Analyst
6 3 (4.05%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (4.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (2.70%) Help Desk Support
7 2 (2.70%) Team Leader
7 2 (2.70%) IT Project Manager
7 2 (2.70%) Developer
7 2 (2.70%) Network Engineer
7 2 (2.70%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 2 (2.70%) Support Analyst
7 2 (2.70%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.11%) HTML
2 5 (6.76%) YUI
2 5 (6.76%) CSS
3 4 (5.41%) .NET
4 1 (1.35%) Grails
4 1 (1.35%) WPF
4 1 (1.35%) Spring
4 1 (1.35%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.35%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.35%) WinForms
4 1 (1.35%) J2EE
4 1 (1.35%) JSP
4 1 (1.35%) Servlets
4 1 (1.35%) Web Services
4 1 (1.35%) XML
4 1 (1.35%) DOM
4 1 (1.35%) XSLT
4 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.35%) Flash
4 1 (1.35%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 18 (24.32%) Clustering
2 7 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.76%) PKI
3 5 (6.76%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.70%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.70%) Handset
4 2 (2.70%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.70%) NHS
4 2 (2.70%) Replication
4 2 (2.70%) CESG
4 2 (2.70%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.70%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.70%) iPad
4 2 (2.70%) User Experience
5 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.35%) CCTV
5 1 (1.35%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 28 (37.84%) Windows Server 2003
1 28 (37.84%) Windows Server 2008
2 21 (28.38%) Windows 7
3 16 (21.62%) Linux
4 13 (17.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (12.16%) AIX
5 9 (12.16%) Windows XP
6 7 (9.46%) UNIX
7 3 (4.05%) Android
8 2 (2.70%) Windows Vista
8 2 (2.70%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.70%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.35%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.35%) Solaris
9 1 (1.35%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (28.38%) ITIL
2 17 (22.97%) Migration
3 8 (10.81%) High Availability
4 5 (6.76%) Web Development
4 5 (6.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (6.76%) Change Management
5 4 (5.41%) MVC
6 3 (4.05%) Project Planning
6 3 (4.05%) Performance Management
7 2 (2.70%) PRINCE2
7 2 (2.70%) Information Security
7 2 (2.70%) Service Management
7 2 (2.70%) Security Management
7 2 (2.70%) Project Management
7 2 (2.70%) Test Strategy
7 2 (2.70%) Requirements Engineering
7 2 (2.70%) Test Planning
8 1 (1.35%) Security Architecture
8 1 (1.35%) Vulnerability Management
8 1 (1.35%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.51%) PowerShell
1 10 (13.51%) SQL
2 8 (10.81%) Perl
3 6 (8.11%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.70%) C#
4 2 (2.70%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.35%) XPath
5 1 (1.35%) C++
5 1 (1.35%) Java
5 1 (1.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (9.46%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (5.41%) ISEB
3 2 (2.70%) MCDST
4 1 (1.35%) GPEN
4 1 (1.35%) OSCP
4 1 (1.35%) Degree
4 1 (1.35%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.35%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.35%) GSEC
4 1 (1.35%) CISA
4 1 (1.35%) CISM
4 1 (1.35%) MCSE
4 1 (1.35%) CISSP
4 1 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.35%) RHCE
4 1 (1.35%) PMP
4 1 (1.35%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.35%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (2.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 40 (54.05%) Active Directory
2 21 (28.38%) Hyper-V
3 9 (12.16%) VMware ESX
4 8 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (9.46%) XenApp
6 5 (6.76%) vSphere
7 3 (4.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (2.70%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (1.35%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 22 (29.73%) SCCM
2 17 (22.97%) SCOM
3 4 (5.41%) SCVMM
4 2 (2.70%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.70%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.35%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (29.73%) VMware
2 17 (22.97%) Citrix
3 15 (20.27%) HP
3 15 (20.27%) Microsoft
4 10 (13.51%) McAfee
5 7 (9.46%) Cisco
6 6 (8.11%) Sun
6 6 (8.11%) BMC
7 5 (6.76%) Dell
8 4 (5.41%) Symantec
9 3 (4.05%) Remedy
9 3 (4.05%) NetApp
9 3 (4.05%) Juniper
9 3 (4.05%) IBM
10 2 (2.70%) Apple
10 2 (2.70%) Brocade
10 2 (2.70%) 3PAR
11 1 (1.35%) LANDesk
11 1 (1.35%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.35%) EMC
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