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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 14 2 7
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 17 32 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 10.97% 22.70% 16.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.33% 66.67% 62.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 6
Average daily rate
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£338 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £195 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £390 £326
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 14
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.42 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.63% -44.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.27 £13.75 £16.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.10 £38.75 £43.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+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
60 48 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 38.71% 34.04% 26.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 8 10
Average daily rate £426 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £328
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 14
Average hourly rate £14.00 £18.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -42.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £14.00 £16.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.10 £45.00 £42.74
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+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 1 September 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
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 1 September 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 24 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 21 (53.85%) Microsoft
3 15 (38.46%) Windows 7
4 14 (35.90%) Citrix
5 12 (30.77%) VMware
6 11 (28.21%) MS Office
6 11 (28.21%) MS Excel
7 10 (25.64%) HP
7 10 (25.64%) Finance
8 9 (23.08%) Migration
8 9 (23.08%) Windows XP
8 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (17.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (17.95%) Oracle
9 7 (17.95%) SQL
9 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (17.95%) VMware ESX
10 6 (15.38%) IBM
11 5 (12.82%) Project Management
11 5 (12.82%) Blackberry
11 5 (12.82%) TCP/IP
11 5 (12.82%) VPN
11 5 (12.82%) Crystal Reports
11 5 (12.82%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (12.82%) ITSM
11 5 (12.82%) Load Balancing
11 5 (12.82%) Portuguese Language
11 5 (12.82%) Russian Language
11 5 (12.82%) LANDesk
12 4 (10.26%) Turkish Language

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 4 (10.26%) SharePoint
1 4 (10.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (5.13%) IIS
3 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (28.21%) MS Office
1 11 (28.21%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.56%) Eikon
2 1 (2.56%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.82%) TCP/IP
1 5 (12.82%) VPN
2 4 (10.26%) Wireless
3 3 (7.69%) DHCP
3 3 (7.69%) DNS
4 1 (2.56%) SAN
4 1 (2.56%) Internet
4 1 (2.56%) VoIP
4 1 (2.56%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) Crystal Reports
1 5 (12.82%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.56%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.56%) MSI
1 1 (2.56%) AdminStudio
General
1 10 (25.64%) Finance
2 5 (12.82%) Portuguese Language
2 5 (12.82%) Russian Language
3 4 (10.26%) French Language
3 4 (10.26%) German Language
3 4 (10.26%) Italian Language
3 4 (10.26%) Local Government
3 4 (10.26%) Turkish Language
4 2 (5.13%) Dutch Language
4 2 (5.13%) Spanish Language
5 1 (2.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (17.95%) Analyst
2 6 (15.38%) Service Analyst
2 6 (15.38%) Administrator
2 6 (15.38%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (12.82%) Desktop Support
4 3 (7.69%) Architect
4 3 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 3 (7.69%) Developer
4 3 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) IT Support
5 2 (5.13%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Technical Project Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Consultant
5 2 (5.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Technical Manager
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Administrator
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (2.56%) Technical Services Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) .NET
2 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.56%) CSS
3 1 (2.56%) Web Services
3 1 (2.56%) XML
3 1 (2.56%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.56%) Application Packaging
3 1 (2.56%) WCF
3 1 (2.56%) WPF
3 1 (2.56%) jQuery
3 1 (2.56%) Catalyst
3 1 (2.56%) Classic ASP
3 1 (2.56%) DHTML
3 1 (2.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Blackberry
2 4 (10.26%) Management Information System
2 4 (10.26%) Handset
2 4 (10.26%) iPad
2 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.69%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.56%) FlexPod
4 1 (2.56%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 15 (38.46%) Windows 7
2 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (23.08%) Windows XP
3 7 (17.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (7.69%) Linux
4 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (7.69%) Windows Vista
5 2 (5.13%) UNIX
6 1 (2.56%) AIX
6 1 (2.56%) Solaris
6 1 (2.56%) Android
6 1 (2.56%) SUSE
6 1 (2.56%) Debian
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.08%) Migration
2 5 (12.82%) Project Management
2 5 (12.82%) ITSM
2 5 (12.82%) Load Balancing
3 4 (10.26%) Kalman Filter
3 4 (10.26%) Service Management
3 4 (10.26%) Stress Testing
4 3 (7.69%) Workflow
5 2 (5.13%) CRM
5 2 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (5.13%) Data Centre Operations
6 1 (2.56%) Target Operating Model
6 1 (2.56%) Compatibility Testing
6 1 (2.56%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.56%) TDD
6 1 (2.56%) Information Management
6 1 (2.56%) Software Engineering
6 1 (2.56%) Web Development
6 1 (2.56%) BDD
6 1 (2.56%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.95%) SQL
2 3 (7.69%) C#
2 3 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.13%) Java
3 2 (5.13%) VBScript
4 1 (2.56%) VB
4 1 (2.56%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.56%) Perl
4 1 (2.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (10.26%) MCDST
3 3 (7.69%) MCP
3 3 (7.69%) MCSE
4 2 (5.13%) MCITP
4 2 (5.13%) Degree
5 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.56%) A+ Certification
5 1 (2.56%) PMP
5 1 (2.56%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.56%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 24 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 7 (17.95%) VMware ESX
3 3 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.69%) Hyper-V
4 2 (5.13%) XenApp
4 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) SCCM
2 2 (5.13%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 21 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 14 (35.90%) Citrix
3 12 (30.77%) VMware
4 10 (25.64%) HP
5 7 (17.95%) Oracle
6 6 (15.38%) IBM
7 5 (12.82%) LANDesk
8 2 (5.13%) AppSense
9 1 (2.56%) Sitecore
9 1 (2.56%) Cisco
9 1 (2.56%) Sun
9 1 (2.56%) Avaya
9 1 (2.56%) BMC
9 1 (2.56%) Red Hat
9 1 (2.56%) Reuters
9 1 (2.56%) Bloomberg
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