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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 27 10 2
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows 6 19 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 3.41% 12.58% 23.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.00% 30.65% 67.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 5
Median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £301
% change year-on-year
- +8.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 17
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -22.22%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.86 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-5.42% +5.73%
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
40 62 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 22.73% 41.06% 34.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 31 8
Median daily rate £425 £381 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.47% +1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 17
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -47.16%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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
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 August 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 17 (51.52%) Active Directory
2 15 (45.45%) Windows Server
3 11 (33.33%) ITIL
3 11 (33.33%) Finance
4 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
5 9 (27.27%) IIS
5 9 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (27.27%) VMware
6 8 (24.24%) Banking
6 8 (24.24%) Citrix
6 8 (24.24%) SQL Server
6 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (24.24%) Unix
6 8 (24.24%) Windows XP
6 8 (24.24%) Windows 8
6 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (21.21%) MCSE
7 7 (21.21%) Oracle
7 7 (21.21%) Migration
8 6 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (18.18%) VMware ESX
8 6 (18.18%) Change Management
8 6 (18.18%) Supplier Management
8 6 (18.18%) German Language
8 6 (18.18%) SCCM
8 6 (18.18%) Tivoli
8 6 (18.18%) Shell Script
9 5 (15.15%) VB
9 5 (15.15%) Problem Management

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 9 (27.27%) IIS
2 3 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 3 (9.09%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
1 4 (12.12%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.15%) Office 365
2 3 (9.09%) IaaS
2 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (9.09%) PaaS
2 3 (9.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) DHCP
1 3 (9.09%) DNS
1 3 (9.09%) Remote Desktop
1 3 (9.09%) SAN
1 3 (9.09%) Skype
1 3 (9.09%) Unified Communications
2 2 (6.06%) Internet
3 1 (3.03%) Firewall
3 1 (3.03%) LAN
3 1 (3.03%) MPLS
3 1 (3.03%) NAS
3 1 (3.03%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (3.03%) VLAN
3 1 (3.03%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (24.24%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.09%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (3.03%) Data Mining
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (33.33%) Finance
2 8 (24.24%) Banking
3 6 (18.18%) German Language
4 5 (15.15%) Dutch Language
4 5 (15.15%) French Language
5 4 (12.12%) Italian Language
5 4 (12.12%) Portuguese Language
6 3 (9.09%) Local Government
7 1 (3.03%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (24.24%) Analyst
2 6 (18.18%) Service Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Applications Support
3 5 (15.15%) Server Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (9.09%) Applications Support Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Active Directory Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Mobile Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Architect
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.06%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.06%) Technical Leader
5 2 (6.06%) VMWare Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Mobile Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) .NET
2 2 (6.06%) .NET Framework
2 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (6.06%) CSS
2 2 (6.06%) CSS3
2 2 (6.06%) Entity Framework
2 2 (6.06%) HTML
2 2 (6.06%) HTML5
2 2 (6.06%) jQuery
2 2 (6.06%) WPF
2 2 (6.06%) XML
2 2 (6.06%) X-Windows
3 1 (3.03%) J2EE
3 1 (3.03%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.09%) Clustering
2 3 (9.09%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.03%) PKI
3 1 (3.03%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (45.45%) Windows Server
2 8 (24.24%) Unix
2 8 (24.24%) Windows 8
2 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2012
2 8 (24.24%) Windows XP
3 3 (9.09%) Linux
3 3 (9.09%) Windows 10
4 2 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (3.03%) Android
5 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.03%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (33.33%) ITIL
2 7 (21.21%) Migration
3 6 (18.18%) Change Management
3 6 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (18.18%) Supplier Management
4 5 (15.15%) Problem Management
5 4 (12.12%) Project Management
6 3 (9.09%) Identity Management
6 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Transformation
6 3 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (9.09%) Service Delivery
7 2 (6.06%) Mobile Application Development
7 2 (6.06%) Multithreading
7 2 (6.06%) MVC
7 2 (6.06%) Validation
8 1 (3.03%) Android Development
8 1 (3.03%) Cybersecurity
8 1 (3.03%) iOS Development
8 1 (3.03%) Security Testing
8 1 (3.03%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.18%) Shell Script
2 5 (15.15%) VB
3 3 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 3 (9.09%) VBScript
4 2 (6.06%) C#
4 2 (6.06%) SQL
4 2 (6.06%) T-SQL
4 2 (6.06%) VB.NET
4 2 (6.06%) XAML
5 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (21.21%) MCSE
3 3 (9.09%) MCSA
4 2 (6.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (6.06%) MCITP
5 1 (3.03%) CCIE
5 1 (3.03%) CCNA
5 1 (3.03%) CCNP
5 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (51.52%) Active Directory
2 6 (18.18%) VMware ESX
3 4 (12.12%) Hyper-V
3 4 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (9.09%) XenApp
5 1 (3.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (3.03%) VMware Server
5 1 (3.03%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (18.18%) SCCM
1 6 (18.18%) Tivoli
2 4 (12.12%) SCOM
3 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (3.03%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
2 9 (27.27%) VMware
3 8 (24.24%) Citrix
4 7 (21.21%) Oracle
5 2 (6.06%) HP
5 2 (6.06%) IBM
6 1 (3.03%) AppSense
6 1 (3.03%) Cisco
6 1 (3.03%) EMC
6 1 (3.03%) LANDesk