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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 53 40 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 20.38% 27.78% 17.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 55.21% 70.18% 65.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 2
Average daily rate £276 £315 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.30% +57.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 7 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 £14.35 £13.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+143.98% +8.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.32 £9.00 £11.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £39.00 £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
96 57 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 36.92% 39.58% 27.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 5
Average daily rate £350 £450 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +41.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £239 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £334
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 7 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% +107.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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 17 April 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 17 April 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (56.41%) Citrix
2 40 (51.28%) Migration
2 40 (51.28%) Local Government
3 38 (48.72%) Windows 7
4 37 (47.44%) Active Directory
5 33 (42.31%) XenApp
6 25 (32.05%) SCCM
6 25 (32.05%) Microsoft App-V
7 23 (29.49%) AppSense
7 23 (29.49%) Microsoft
7 23 (29.49%) ITIL
7 23 (29.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (26.92%) Windows Server 2003
9 20 (25.64%) LAN
9 20 (25.64%) VMware
10 17 (21.79%) WAN
10 17 (21.79%) PowerShell
11 16 (20.51%) DNS
12 15 (19.23%) PRINCE2
12 15 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
12 15 (19.23%) Application Packaging
13 14 (17.95%) SCOM
14 13 (16.67%) Hyper-V
14 13 (16.67%) DHCP
15 12 (15.38%) VBScript
15 12 (15.38%) MS Office
15 12 (15.38%) Compatibility Testing
15 12 (15.38%) Project Planning
16 11 (14.10%) VB
16 11 (14.10%) AdminStudio

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (11.54%) IIS
2 7 (8.97%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.85%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.56%) CMS
4 2 (2.56%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.28%) Lync
5 1 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.28%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.28%) SAS
5 1 (1.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (15.38%) MS Office
2 9 (11.54%) MS Excel
3 5 (6.41%) MS Project
4 3 (3.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (25.64%) LAN
2 17 (21.79%) WAN
3 16 (20.51%) DNS
4 13 (16.67%) DHCP
5 10 (12.82%) SAN
6 8 (10.26%) TCP/IP
7 6 (7.69%) VLAN
8 4 (5.13%) Reverse Proxy
8 4 (5.13%) Firewall
9 3 (3.85%) OSPF
9 3 (3.85%) EIGRP
9 3 (3.85%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (3.85%) NetScaler
9 3 (3.85%) HTTP
10 2 (2.56%) Intranet
11 1 (1.28%) LDAP
11 1 (1.28%) Cisco Nexus
11 1 (1.28%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.97%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (14.10%) AdminStudio
2 10 (12.82%) MSI
General
1 40 (51.28%) Local Government
2 4 (5.13%) Finance
3 3 (3.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (20.51%) Project Manager
2 13 (16.67%) Applications Packager
3 12 (15.38%) Analyst
4 8 (10.26%) Server Engineer
5 7 (8.97%) ICT Project Manager
6 6 (7.69%) Test Analyst
6 6 (7.69%) Network Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Architect
7 4 (5.13%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (3.85%) Administrator
8 3 (3.85%) SCCM Administrator
8 3 (3.85%) Citrix Administrator
9 2 (2.56%) Data Centre Engineer
9 2 (2.56%) Web Content Editor
9 2 (2.56%) Content Editor
9 2 (2.56%) Security Engineer
9 2 (2.56%) Web Editor
9 2 (2.56%) Wintel Analyst
9 2 (2.56%) PMO Analyst
9 2 (2.56%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (19.23%) Application Packaging
2 4 (5.13%) HTML
2 4 (5.13%) CSS
3 3 (3.85%) .NET
4 2 (2.56%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.56%) Ajax
4 2 (2.56%) jQuery
4 2 (2.56%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.28%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.82%) Clustering
2 6 (7.69%) PKI
3 2 (2.56%) CESG
3 2 (2.56%) Thin Client
3 2 (2.56%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.56%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.28%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.28%) Replication
4 1 (1.28%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 38 (48.72%) Windows 7
2 23 (29.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (26.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (12.82%) UNIX
5 9 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (10.26%) Linux
7 5 (6.41%) Windows XP
8 3 (3.85%) AIX
9 2 (2.56%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.28%) Tru64
10 1 (1.28%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.28%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (51.28%) Migration
2 23 (29.49%) ITIL
3 15 (19.23%) PRINCE2
4 12 (15.38%) Project Planning
4 12 (15.38%) Compatibility Testing
5 7 (8.97%) Change Management
6 6 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (5.13%) Critical Path Analysis
8 3 (3.85%) Network Load Balancing
8 3 (3.85%) Project Management
8 3 (3.85%) Service Management
9 2 (2.56%) Security Management
9 2 (2.56%) MVC
9 2 (2.56%) Workflow
9 2 (2.56%) Information Security
9 2 (2.56%) BDD
9 2 (2.56%) Change Control
9 2 (2.56%) TDD
10 1 (1.28%) Vulnerability Management
10 1 (1.28%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 17 (21.79%) PowerShell
2 12 (15.38%) VBScript
3 11 (14.10%) VB
4 6 (7.69%) SQL
5 4 (5.13%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.85%) Shell Script
6 3 (3.85%) LINC
7 2 (2.56%) C#
8 1 (1.28%) Java
8 1 (1.28%) Perl
8 1 (1.28%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (5.13%) CCNP
1 4 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (3.85%) CCIP
2 3 (3.85%) MCSE
3 2 (2.56%) MCP
3 2 (2.56%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.56%) MCITP
4 1 (1.28%) Degree
4 1 (1.28%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.28%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.28%) CISA
4 1 (1.28%) CISM
4 1 (1.28%) GSEC
4 1 (1.28%) CCNA
4 1 (1.28%) ISEB
4 1 (1.28%) CISSP
4 1 (1.28%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.28%) QA
System Software
1 37 (47.44%) Active Directory
2 33 (42.31%) XenApp
3 25 (32.05%) Microsoft App-V
4 15 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (16.67%) Hyper-V
6 6 (7.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 6 (7.69%) VMware ESX
7 4 (5.13%) vSphere
8 2 (2.56%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (1.28%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 25 (32.05%) SCCM
2 14 (17.95%) SCOM
3 3 (3.85%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.28%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.28%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 44 (56.41%) Citrix
2 23 (29.49%) Microsoft
2 23 (29.49%) AppSense
3 20 (25.64%) VMware
4 8 (10.26%) Cisco
5 6 (7.69%) HP
6 5 (6.41%) McAfee
7 4 (5.13%) Symantec
8 3 (3.85%) Riverbed
8 3 (3.85%) F5
9 1 (1.28%) 3PAR
9 1 (1.28%) Remedy
9 1 (1.28%) Dell
9 1 (1.28%) Brocade
9 1 (1.28%) IBM
9 1 (1.28%) Oracle
9 1 (1.28%) SAP
9 1 (1.28%) Juniper
9 1 (1.28%) NetApp
9 1 (1.28%) Red Hat