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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 18 9 1
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows 13 40 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 6.16% 17.02% 26.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.83% 50.63% 67.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 10
Average daily rate
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£425 £243 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.25% -37.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £174 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £320 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 21 8
Average hourly rate £14.00 £35.00 £21.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +61.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £20.60 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.37 £43.50 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.80 £15.35 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.58% +2.33%
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
29 79 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 13.74% 33.62% 39.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 20 10
Average daily rate £438 £338 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% -25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 24 8
Average hourly rate £14.00 £32.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.92% -2.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £18.03 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 17 (56.67%) Windows 7
2 16 (53.33%) Microsoft
3 15 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 12 (40.00%) Windows XP
5 10 (33.33%) MS Office
5 10 (33.33%) Citrix
6 9 (30.00%) MS Excel
7 7 (23.33%) SCCM
8 6 (20.00%) German Language
8 6 (20.00%) AppSense
8 6 (20.00%) Local Government
8 6 (20.00%) Dutch Language
9 4 (13.33%) Handset
9 4 (13.33%) French Language
9 4 (13.33%) .NET Framework
9 4 (13.33%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (13.33%) Compatibility Testing
9 4 (13.33%) PowerShell
9 4 (13.33%) Service Management
9 4 (13.33%) AdminStudio
9 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
9 4 (13.33%) SQL
9 4 (13.33%) VBScript
9 4 (13.33%) VB
9 4 (13.33%) .NET
9 4 (13.33%) XenApp
10 3 (10.00%) Java
10 3 (10.00%) ITIL
10 3 (10.00%) UNIX
10 3 (10.00%) VPN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (3.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 10 (33.33%) MS Office
2 9 (30.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
2 3 (10.00%) VPN
2 3 (10.00%) Wireless
3 2 (6.67%) VoIP
4 1 (3.33%) Internet
4 1 (3.33%) SAN
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (3.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (6.67%) SQLite
1 2 (6.67%) DataStage
1 2 (6.67%) RDBMS
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) AdminStudio
2 2 (6.67%) MSI
3 1 (3.33%) Eclipse
3 1 (3.33%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 1 (3.33%) Xcode
General
1 6 (20.00%) German Language
1 6 (20.00%) Local Government
1 6 (20.00%) Dutch Language
2 4 (13.33%) French Language
3 3 (10.00%) Russian Language
4 2 (6.67%) Banking
4 2 (6.67%) Finance
5 1 (3.33%) Portuguese Language
5 1 (3.33%) Spanish Language
5 1 (3.33%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Analyst
2 6 (20.00%) Service Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Applications Packager
5 3 (10.00%) Desktop Support
5 3 (10.00%) Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Linux Systems Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Architect
7 1 (3.33%) Help Desk Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Support Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Applications Consultant
7 1 (3.33%) Customer Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Android Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Technical Services Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) .NET Framework
1 4 (13.33%) .NET
2 3 (10.00%) Application Packaging
3 2 (6.67%) JSON
3 2 (6.67%) WF
3 2 (6.67%) Worklight
3 2 (6.67%) iOS SDK
3 2 (6.67%) CSS3
3 2 (6.67%) HTML
3 2 (6.67%) CSS
3 2 (6.67%) Web Services
3 2 (6.67%) XML
4 1 (3.33%) Middleware
4 1 (3.33%) Android SDK
4 1 (3.33%) Android NDK
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Handset
2 3 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.67%) Mobile App
3 2 (6.67%) iPad
3 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.67%) Data Structures
3 2 (6.67%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.33%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.33%) Open Source
4 1 (3.33%) iSeries
4 1 (3.33%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 17 (56.67%) Windows 7
2 12 (40.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (10.00%) UNIX
3 3 (10.00%) Android
4 2 (6.67%) Windows Vista
4 2 (6.67%) Windows Phone
4 2 (6.67%) Apple iOS
4 2 (6.67%) Linux
4 2 (6.67%) AIX
5 1 (3.33%) Solaris
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.33%) SUSE
5 1 (3.33%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.33%) Compatibility Testing
1 4 (13.33%) Service Management
2 3 (10.00%) ITIL
3 2 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (6.67%) Web Design
3 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (6.67%) Responsive Web Design
3 2 (6.67%) Memory Management
3 2 (6.67%) Workflow
3 2 (6.67%) OOD
3 2 (6.67%) OO
3 2 (6.67%) Mobile Development
4 1 (3.33%) Migration
4 1 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.33%) Android Development
4 1 (3.33%) iOS Development
4 1 (3.33%) Information Management
4 1 (3.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (3.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) PowerShell
1 4 (13.33%) SQL
1 4 (13.33%) VBScript
1 4 (13.33%) VB
2 3 (10.00%) Java
3 2 (6.67%) C#
3 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.33%) Perl
4 1 (3.33%) PHP
4 1 (3.33%) Objective-C
4 1 (3.33%) Jython
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (10.00%) MCDST
2 1 (3.33%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (13.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (13.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (23.33%) SCCM
2 1 (3.33%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 10 (33.33%) Citrix
3 6 (20.00%) AppSense
4 3 (10.00%) HP
5 2 (6.67%) McAfee
5 2 (6.67%) Symantec
5 2 (6.67%) Sun
5 2 (6.67%) Business Objects
5 2 (6.67%) Kony
6 1 (3.33%) Adobe
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco
6 1 (3.33%) Remedy
6 1 (3.33%) Avaya
6 1 (3.33%) BMC
6 1 (3.33%) Lotus
6 1 (3.33%) Appcelerator
6 1 (3.33%) Computacenter
6 1 (3.33%) Google
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