The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Chester region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 2 11
Rank change year-on-year
0 +9
Contract jobs citing Windows 29 31 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 21.48% 20.00% 10.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.44% 65.96% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 2
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£246 £325 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.23% +80.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 1
Average hourly rate £16.84 £31.56 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.63% -20.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
45 47 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 33.33% 30.32% 26.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 8
Average daily rate £238 £325 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.92% -31.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 1
Average hourly rate £16.84 £31.56 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.63% -20.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -4.41%
Windows
Cheshire

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 29 July 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 29 July 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 44 (52.38%) Active Directory
2 34 (40.48%) Windows 7
3 33 (39.29%) Migration
4 31 (36.90%) Citrix
4 31 (36.90%) Local Government
5 29 (34.52%) SCCM
5 29 (34.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (34.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 26 (30.95%) DNS
6 26 (30.95%) ITIL
7 25 (29.76%) DHCP
8 23 (27.38%) VMware
9 20 (23.81%) Hyper-V
10 19 (22.62%) Microsoft
11 17 (20.24%) LAN
11 17 (20.24%) SAN
11 17 (20.24%) XenApp
12 16 (19.05%) Clustering
12 16 (19.05%) TCP/IP
13 15 (17.86%) PowerShell
13 15 (17.86%) SCOM
14 14 (16.67%) WAN
15 13 (15.48%) Linux
16 12 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
17 11 (13.10%) AppSense
17 11 (13.10%) Cisco
18 10 (11.90%) HP
18 10 (11.90%) UNIX
18 10 (11.90%) IIS
18 10 (11.90%) MS Office

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (11.90%) IIS
2 9 (10.71%) SharePoint
2 9 (10.71%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (3.57%) Lync
4 3 (3.57%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.19%) SAS
6 1 (1.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (11.90%) MS Office
2 6 (7.14%) MS Excel
3 4 (4.76%) MS Project
4 2 (2.38%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (30.95%) DNS
2 25 (29.76%) DHCP
3 17 (20.24%) LAN
3 17 (20.24%) SAN
4 16 (19.05%) TCP/IP
5 14 (16.67%) WAN
6 8 (9.52%) Firewall
7 6 (7.14%) VLAN
8 4 (4.76%) HTTP
9 3 (3.57%) OSPF
9 3 (3.57%) EIGRP
9 3 (3.57%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (3.57%) NetScaler
10 2 (2.38%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (2.38%) Wireless
10 2 (2.38%) VPN
10 2 (2.38%) VoIP
11 1 (1.19%) SMTP
11 1 (1.19%) SSH
11 1 (1.19%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (8.33%) MSI
2 4 (4.76%) AdminStudio
3 1 (1.19%) JMeter
3 1 (1.19%) OpenSTA
3 1 (1.19%) LoadUI
3 1 (1.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.19%) LoadRunner
General
1 31 (36.90%) Local Government
2 5 (5.95%) Finance
3 2 (2.38%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (20.24%) Analyst
2 13 (15.48%) Project Manager
3 8 (9.52%) Wintel Analyst
4 7 (8.33%) Applications Packager
5 6 (7.14%) Network Engineer
6 5 (5.95%) Architect
6 5 (5.95%) Desktop Support
6 5 (5.95%) ICT Project Manager
6 5 (5.95%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (5.95%) Server Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) Test Analyst
8 3 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.57%) Project Engineer
8 3 (3.57%) Wintel Engineer
9 2 (2.38%) Wintel Support
9 2 (2.38%) Server Analyst
9 2 (2.38%) Support Analyst
9 2 (2.38%) Infrastructure Manager
9 2 (2.38%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.52%) Application Packaging
2 5 (5.95%) .NET
3 2 (2.38%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.38%) HTML
4 1 (1.19%) WPF
4 1 (1.19%) jQuery
4 1 (1.19%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.19%) CSS
4 1 (1.19%) JSP
4 1 (1.19%) Web Services
4 1 (1.19%) Flash
4 1 (1.19%) WinForms
4 1 (1.19%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 16 (19.05%) Clustering
2 3 (3.57%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.57%) PKI
2 3 (3.57%) Replication
3 2 (2.38%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.38%) iPad
3 2 (2.38%) Handset
3 2 (2.38%) CESG
3 2 (2.38%) Thin Client
3 2 (2.38%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.19%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.19%) NHS
4 1 (1.19%) Firmware
4 1 (1.19%) CCTV
4 1 (1.19%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 34 (40.48%) Windows 7
2 29 (34.52%) Windows Server 2003
2 29 (34.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (15.48%) Linux
4 10 (11.90%) UNIX
4 10 (11.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (9.52%) Windows XP
6 3 (3.57%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (2.38%) Windows Vista
7 2 (2.38%) AIX
8 1 (1.19%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (39.29%) Migration
2 26 (30.95%) ITIL
3 9 (10.71%) Project Planning
4 8 (9.52%) PRINCE2
5 7 (8.33%) Change Management
5 7 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (7.14%) High Availability
7 5 (5.95%) Compatibility Testing
8 4 (4.76%) Project Management
9 3 (3.57%) Service Management
9 3 (3.57%) Network Load Balancing
10 2 (2.38%) Information Security
10 2 (2.38%) Security Management
10 2 (2.38%) Critical Path Analysis
10 2 (2.38%) Requirements Engineering
10 2 (2.38%) Change Control
10 2 (2.38%) Test Strategy
11 1 (1.19%) Vulnerability Management
11 1 (1.19%) Capacity Management
11 1 (1.19%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 15 (17.86%) PowerShell
2 9 (10.71%) SQL
3 6 (7.14%) VBScript
3 6 (7.14%) VB
4 4 (4.76%) Shell Script
5 3 (3.57%) C#
6 2 (2.38%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.19%) Perl
7 1 (1.19%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.19%) C++
7 1 (1.19%) Java
7 1 (1.19%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (5.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (4.76%) ISEB
3 4 (4.76%) CCNP
3 4 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.57%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.57%) CCIP
5 2 (2.38%) MCSE
5 2 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (2.38%) MCDST
5 2 (2.38%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.19%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.19%) MCITP
6 1 (1.19%) Degree
6 1 (1.19%) PMP
6 1 (1.19%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.19%) CISA
6 1 (1.19%) CISM
6 1 (1.19%) GSEC
6 1 (1.19%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (2.38%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.19%) QA
System Software
1 44 (52.38%) Active Directory
2 20 (23.81%) Hyper-V
3 17 (20.24%) XenApp
4 12 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (10.71%) VMware ESX
5 9 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (3.57%) vSphere
7 2 (2.38%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (2.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (1.19%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 29 (34.52%) SCCM
2 15 (17.86%) SCOM
3 5 (5.95%) SCVMM
4 3 (3.57%) NetBackup
5 2 (2.38%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.19%) WSUS
6 1 (1.19%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.19%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 31 (36.90%) Citrix
2 23 (27.38%) VMware
3 19 (22.62%) Microsoft
4 11 (13.10%) Cisco
4 11 (13.10%) AppSense
5 10 (11.90%) HP
6 8 (9.52%) McAfee
7 4 (4.76%) Dell
7 4 (4.76%) Symantec
8 3 (3.57%) Remedy
8 3 (3.57%) NetApp
8 3 (3.57%) Riverbed
8 3 (3.57%) F5
9 2 (2.38%) 3PAR
9 2 (2.38%) Brocade
9 2 (2.38%) Apple
9 2 (2.38%) IBM
10 1 (1.19%) Oracle
10 1 (1.19%) SAP
10 1 (1.19%) Juniper
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