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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 1 2 6
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 34 42 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 24.82% 19.91% 14.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.67% 53.85% 60.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 8
Average daily rate
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£400 £225 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -31.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £225 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £265 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £301 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.90% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 22 0
Average hourly rate £23.00 £31.56 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.11% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £14.17 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+7.65% -10.06%
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
51 78 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 37.23% 36.97% 23.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 12
Average daily rate £400 £225 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -34.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £225 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £388 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 22 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 £31.56 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.85% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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
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 24 October 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 32 (51.61%) Active Directory
2 20 (32.26%) SCCM
2 20 (32.26%) Windows 7
3 19 (30.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (30.65%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (29.03%) DHCP
4 18 (29.03%) Local Government
5 17 (27.42%) Citrix
5 17 (27.42%) DNS
5 17 (27.42%) Microsoft
6 15 (24.19%) ITIL
6 15 (24.19%) SAN
6 15 (24.19%) Clustering
7 14 (22.58%) VMware
8 13 (20.97%) Linux
8 13 (20.97%) Hyper-V
9 12 (19.35%) SCOM
9 12 (19.35%) HP
9 12 (19.35%) TCP/IP
10 11 (17.74%) SQL
11 10 (16.13%) Windows XP
11 10 (16.13%) PowerShell
12 9 (14.52%) MS Exchange
12 9 (14.52%) Migration
13 8 (12.90%) JavaScript
13 8 (12.90%) HTML
14 7 (11.29%) Perl
14 7 (11.29%) AIX
14 7 (11.29%) CSS
14 7 (11.29%) SharePoint

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 9 (14.52%) MS Exchange
2 7 (11.29%) SharePoint
3 5 (8.06%) Apache
3 5 (8.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (6.45%) Lync
5 3 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (4.84%) Tomcat
5 3 (4.84%) IIS
6 2 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (6.45%) MS Office
1 4 (6.45%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (3.23%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (29.03%) DHCP
2 17 (27.42%) DNS
3 15 (24.19%) SAN
4 12 (19.35%) TCP/IP
5 5 (8.06%) VPN
5 5 (8.06%) LAN
5 5 (8.06%) WAN
6 4 (6.45%) Firewall
7 3 (4.84%) Wireless
7 3 (4.84%) VLAN
8 2 (3.23%) SSL
8 2 (3.23%) VoIP
8 2 (3.23%) HTTP
9 1 (1.61%) SMTP
9 1 (1.61%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.29%) RDBMS
1 7 (11.29%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.84%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.23%) DataStage
3 2 (3.23%) SQLite
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.61%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 2 (3.23%) AdminStudio
2 1 (1.61%) JMeter
2 1 (1.61%) Xcode
2 1 (1.61%) Maven
2 1 (1.61%) OpenSTA
2 1 (1.61%) Appcelerator Titanium
2 1 (1.61%) LoadUI
2 1 (1.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.61%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.61%) LoadRunner
General
1 18 (29.03%) Local Government
2 4 (6.45%) Finance
3 3 (4.84%) Banking
4 2 (3.23%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.61%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (22.58%) Analyst
2 7 (11.29%) Wintel Analyst
3 5 (8.06%) Desktop Support
4 4 (6.45%) Developer
4 4 (6.45%) Wintel Engineer
5 3 (4.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (4.84%) Test Analyst
5 3 (4.84%) Support Analyst
5 3 (4.84%) Applications Packager
5 3 (4.84%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (4.84%) Project Engineer
5 3 (4.84%) Server Engineer
6 2 (3.23%) Wintel Support
6 2 (3.23%) Server Analyst
6 2 (3.23%) Windows Server Engineer
6 2 (3.23%) Help Desk Support
6 2 (3.23%) Support Engineer
6 2 (3.23%) Consultant
6 2 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.90%) HTML
2 7 (11.29%) CSS
3 5 (8.06%) YUI
3 5 (8.06%) .NET
4 3 (4.84%) Web Services
4 3 (4.84%) XML
5 2 (3.23%) .NET Framework
5 2 (3.23%) JSON
5 2 (3.23%) iOS SDK
5 2 (3.23%) CSS3
5 2 (3.23%) Worklight
6 1 (1.61%) Android SDK
6 1 (1.61%) Android NDK
6 1 (1.61%) JSP
6 1 (1.61%) Servlets
6 1 (1.61%) Application Packaging
6 1 (1.61%) WPF
6 1 (1.61%) Grails
6 1 (1.61%) J2EE
6 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (24.19%) Clustering
2 7 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (9.68%) Blackberry
4 4 (6.45%) Handset
4 4 (6.45%) Mobile App
5 3 (4.84%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.84%) iPad
6 2 (3.23%) NHS
6 2 (3.23%) PKI
6 2 (3.23%) Replication
6 2 (3.23%) User Experience
6 2 (3.23%) Data Structures
6 2 (3.23%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.61%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 20 (32.26%) Windows 7
2 19 (30.65%) Windows Server 2008
2 19 (30.65%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (20.97%) Linux
4 10 (16.13%) Windows XP
5 7 (11.29%) AIX
5 7 (11.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (8.06%) Android
7 4 (6.45%) Apple iOS
8 3 (4.84%) Windows Vista
9 2 (3.23%) Windows 8
9 2 (3.23%) Windows Phone
10 1 (1.61%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.61%) UNIX
10 1 (1.61%) Solaris
10 1 (1.61%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (24.19%) ITIL
2 9 (14.52%) Migration
3 7 (11.29%) High Availability
4 5 (8.06%) Web Development
5 4 (6.45%) MVC
6 3 (4.84%) Service Management
7 2 (3.23%) Change Management
7 2 (3.23%) OO
7 2 (3.23%) OOD
7 2 (3.23%) Web Design
7 2 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.23%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (3.23%) Test Strategy
7 2 (3.23%) Memory Management
7 2 (3.23%) Test Planning
7 2 (3.23%) Responsive Web Design
7 2 (3.23%) Performance Management
7 2 (3.23%) Compatibility Testing
8 1 (1.61%) Load Testing
8 1 (1.61%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 11 (17.74%) SQL
2 10 (16.13%) PowerShell
3 8 (12.90%) JavaScript
4 7 (11.29%) Perl
5 3 (4.84%) Java
6 2 (3.23%) C#
6 2 (3.23%) VBScript
6 2 (3.23%) VB
6 2 (3.23%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.61%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.61%) XPath
7 1 (1.61%) C++
7 1 (1.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (11.29%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.84%) ISEB
3 3 (4.84%) MCDST
4 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (51.61%) Active Directory
2 13 (20.97%) Hyper-V
3 7 (11.29%) XenApp
4 5 (8.06%) VMware ESX
5 4 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (6.45%) vSphere
6 2 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (3.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.61%) Firmware
7 1 (1.61%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 20 (32.26%) SCCM
2 12 (19.35%) SCOM
3 3 (4.84%) SCVMM
4 2 (3.23%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.23%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.61%) WSUS
5 1 (1.61%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.61%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 17 (27.42%) Microsoft
1 17 (27.42%) Citrix
2 14 (22.58%) VMware
3 12 (19.35%) HP
4 6 (9.68%) Sun
4 6 (9.68%) BMC
4 6 (9.68%) McAfee
5 3 (4.84%) Symantec
5 3 (4.84%) AppSense
5 3 (4.84%) Cisco
5 3 (4.84%) Dell
6 2 (3.23%) EMC
6 2 (3.23%) Juniper
6 2 (3.23%) Business Objects
6 2 (3.23%) Apple
6 2 (3.23%) Remedy
6 2 (3.23%) Kony
7 1 (1.61%) NetApp
7 1 (1.61%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.61%) Google
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