The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 22 9 1
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows 20 27 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 9.13% 12.74% 23.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.22% 28.42% 69.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 8
Median daily rate £413 £388 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £225 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £559 £545 £730
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 13
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -55.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £14.00 £14.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £15.74 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+5.64% +6.89%
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 95 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 23.29% 44.81% 34.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 50 11
Median daily rate £413 £375 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +20.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £730
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £348 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.31% +12.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 13
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% -53.96%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.20 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +8.00%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Chester region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 June 2016.

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 26 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Chester region with a requirement for Windows.

1 25 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 20 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 20 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 17 (34.00%) ITIL
4 15 (30.00%) VMware
5 14 (28.00%) Citrix
6 13 (26.00%) IIS
6 13 (26.00%) Migration
6 13 (26.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (24.00%) SQL Server
7 12 (24.00%) Windows XP
8 11 (22.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (22.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (22.00%) Finance
8 11 (22.00%) Local Government
8 11 (22.00%) Windows 8
9 10 (20.00%) Banking
9 10 (20.00%) Unix
10 9 (18.00%) Oracle
10 9 (18.00%) SCCM
10 9 (18.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (16.00%) German Language
11 8 (16.00%) Office 365
11 8 (16.00%) VMware ESX
11 8 (16.00%) .NET
12 7 (14.00%) VB
12 7 (14.00%) MCSE
12 7 (14.00%) Hyper-V
12 7 (14.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 7 (14.00%) Mobile App

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (26.00%) IIS
2 6 (12.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (12.00%) Skype for Business
3 4 (8.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (4.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (10.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.00%) Office 365
2 6 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (6.00%) IaaS
3 3 (6.00%) PaaS
3 3 (6.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.00%) DHCP
1 5 (10.00%) DNS
1 5 (10.00%) SAN
2 3 (6.00%) Firewall
2 3 (6.00%) Remote Desktop
2 3 (6.00%) Skype
2 3 (6.00%) Unified Communications
3 2 (4.00%) Internet
3 2 (4.00%) LAN
3 2 (4.00%) NAS
3 2 (4.00%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (4.00%) SSL
3 2 (4.00%) VPN
3 2 (4.00%) WAN
4 1 (2.00%) MPLS
4 1 (2.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (24.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (6.00%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (6.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.00%) MSI
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 11 (22.00%) Finance
1 11 (22.00%) Local Government
2 10 (20.00%) Banking
3 8 (16.00%) German Language
4 6 (12.00%) Dutch Language
4 6 (12.00%) French Language
4 6 (12.00%) Italian Language
5 5 (10.00%) Portuguese Language
6 2 (4.00%) Russian Language
7 1 (2.00%) Billing
7 1 (2.00%) Investment Banking
7 1 (2.00%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 11 (22.00%) Analyst
2 9 (18.00%) Service Analyst
3 8 (16.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (14.00%) Server Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) Applications Support
6 4 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (8.00%) Applications Developer
6 4 (8.00%) Developer
6 4 (8.00%) Windows Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Administrator
7 3 (6.00%) Applications Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Applications Support Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Migration Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Mobile Applications Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Mobile Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Project Manager
7 3 (6.00%) Support Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (6.00%) Technical Leader
7 3 (6.00%) Windows Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.00%) .NET
2 4 (8.00%) .NET Framework
2 4 (8.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 4 (8.00%) CSS
2 4 (8.00%) CSS3
2 4 (8.00%) Entity Framework
2 4 (8.00%) HTML
2 4 (8.00%) HTML5
2 4 (8.00%) jQuery
2 4 (8.00%) WPF
2 4 (8.00%) XML
3 2 (4.00%) X-Windows
4 1 (2.00%) J2EE
4 1 (2.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.00%) Mobile App
2 5 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.00%) Clustering
3 3 (6.00%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (4.00%) Blackberry
4 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.00%) PKI
5 1 (2.00%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.00%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 13 (26.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (24.00%) Windows XP
4 11 (22.00%) Windows 8
4 11 (22.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (20.00%) Unix
6 9 (18.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (12.00%) Linux
8 5 (10.00%) Windows 7
9 4 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (8.00%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (6.00%) Android
10 3 (6.00%) Apple iOS
10 3 (6.00%) Windows 10
11 1 (2.00%) CentOS
11 1 (2.00%) Solaris
11 1 (2.00%) Ubuntu
11 1 (2.00%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (2.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (34.00%) ITIL
2 13 (26.00%) Migration
3 6 (12.00%) Change Management
3 6 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (12.00%) Supplier Management
4 5 (10.00%) Problem Management
5 4 (8.00%) Multithreading
5 4 (8.00%) MVC
5 4 (8.00%) Project Management
5 4 (8.00%) Validation
6 3 (6.00%) Identity Management
6 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Transformation
6 3 (6.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (6.00%) PRINCE2
6 3 (6.00%) Service Delivery
7 2 (4.00%) Mobile Application Development
7 2 (4.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 2 (4.00%) Server Virtualisation
7 2 (4.00%) System Testing
7 2 (4.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.00%) VB
2 6 (12.00%) Shell Script
2 6 (12.00%) SQL
3 4 (8.00%) C#
3 4 (8.00%) T-SQL
3 4 (8.00%) VB.NET
3 4 (8.00%) XAML
4 3 (6.00%) PowerShell
4 3 (6.00%) VBScript
5 2 (4.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (22.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (14.00%) MCSE
3 5 (10.00%) MCSA
4 4 (8.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 4 (8.00%) MCITP
5 2 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.00%) CCIE
6 1 (2.00%) CCNA
6 1 (2.00%) CCNP
6 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 25 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (16.00%) VMware ESX
3 7 (14.00%) Hyper-V
3 7 (14.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (10.00%) XenApp
5 3 (6.00%) vSphere
6 2 (4.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (4.00%) VMware Server
7 1 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (2.00%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (2.00%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (18.00%) SCCM
2 6 (12.00%) Tivoli
3 5 (10.00%) SCOM
4 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (2.00%) BladeLogic
5 1 (2.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 20 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (30.00%) VMware
3 14 (28.00%) Citrix
4 9 (18.00%) Oracle
5 4 (8.00%) AppSense
6 2 (4.00%) HP
6 2 (4.00%) IBM
6 2 (4.00%) Juniper
6 2 (4.00%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.00%) 3PAR
7 1 (2.00%) Avaya
7 1 (2.00%) Cisco
7 1 (2.00%) EMC
7 1 (2.00%) Intel Security
7 1 (2.00%) LANDesk
7 1 (2.00%) PlateSpin
7 1 (2.00%) Sun
7 1 (2.00%) Symantec