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 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 1 3 6
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 29 39 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 22.14% 17.97% 13.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.18% 50.00% 54.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 7
Average daily rate
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£388 £225 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+72.22% -28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £225 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £325 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £301 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.32% -3.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 20 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 £31.56 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.69% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -9.37%
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
49 78 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 37.40% 35.94% 25.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 16
Average daily rate £400 £320 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -17.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 20 0
Average hourly rate £26.50 £31.56 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.01% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.76%

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 October 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 1 October 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 38 (52.78%) Active Directory
2 26 (36.11%) Windows Server 2003
2 26 (36.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (33.33%) DHCP
4 22 (30.56%) DNS
4 22 (30.56%) VMware
4 22 (30.56%) Local Government
5 21 (29.17%) Hyper-V
5 21 (29.17%) Windows 7
5 21 (29.17%) SCCM
6 20 (27.78%) SAN
7 19 (26.39%) ITIL
8 17 (23.61%) TCP/IP
8 17 (23.61%) Clustering
8 17 (23.61%) Migration
9 16 (22.22%) Linux
10 15 (20.83%) HP
11 14 (19.44%) Microsoft
11 14 (19.44%) Citrix
11 14 (19.44%) SCOM
12 11 (15.28%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (15.28%) WAN
12 11 (15.28%) LAN
13 10 (13.89%) MS Exchange
13 10 (13.89%) Windows XP
13 10 (13.89%) SQL
13 10 (13.89%) VMware ESX
13 10 (13.89%) PowerShell
14 8 (11.11%) High Availability
14 8 (11.11%) McAfee

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (13.89%) MS Exchange
2 8 (11.11%) IIS
3 6 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (8.33%) SharePoint
4 5 (6.94%) Apache
5 4 (5.56%) Lync
5 4 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (4.17%) Tomcat
6 3 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (1.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
1 4 (5.56%) MS Office
2 3 (4.17%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.39%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.78%) PaaS
2 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (33.33%) DHCP
2 22 (30.56%) DNS
3 20 (27.78%) SAN
4 17 (23.61%) TCP/IP
5 11 (15.28%) WAN
5 11 (15.28%) LAN
6 4 (5.56%) VPN
6 4 (5.56%) Firewall
7 3 (4.17%) VLAN
8 2 (2.78%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (2.78%) SSL
8 2 (2.78%) VoIP
8 2 (2.78%) HTTP
8 2 (2.78%) Wireless
9 1 (1.39%) SMTP
9 1 (1.39%) SSH
9 1 (1.39%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.72%) RDBMS
1 7 (9.72%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.39%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 1 (1.39%) LoadRunner
1 1 (1.39%) JMeter
1 1 (1.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (1.39%) LoadUI
1 1 (1.39%) Maven
1 1 (1.39%) OpenSTA
General
1 22 (30.56%) Local Government
2 5 (6.94%) Finance
3 2 (2.78%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.39%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.39%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (22.22%) Analyst
2 8 (11.11%) Wintel Analyst
3 6 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 5 (6.94%) Architect
4 5 (6.94%) Infrastructure Architect
4 5 (6.94%) Wintel Engineer
5 4 (5.56%) Server Engineer
5 4 (5.56%) Desktop Support
6 3 (4.17%) Test Analyst
6 3 (4.17%) Support Analyst
6 3 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.17%) Project Engineer
7 2 (2.78%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (2.78%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (2.78%) Server Analyst
7 2 (2.78%) Windows Server Engineer
7 2 (2.78%) Wintel Support
7 2 (2.78%) Wintel Server Engineer
7 2 (2.78%) Wintel Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.33%) HTML
2 5 (6.94%) CSS
2 5 (6.94%) YUI
3 4 (5.56%) .NET
4 1 (1.39%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.39%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.39%) WinForms
4 1 (1.39%) J2EE
4 1 (1.39%) JSP
4 1 (1.39%) Servlets
4 1 (1.39%) Web Services
4 1 (1.39%) XML
4 1 (1.39%) DOM
4 1 (1.39%) XSLT
4 1 (1.39%) JMS
4 1 (1.39%) Flash
4 1 (1.39%) J2SE
4 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.39%) XML Schema
4 1 (1.39%) SAX
Miscellaneous
1 17 (23.61%) Clustering
2 7 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.94%) Blackberry
4 3 (4.17%) Handset
4 3 (4.17%) PKI
5 2 (2.78%) Replication
5 2 (2.78%) iPad
5 2 (2.78%) User Experience
5 2 (2.78%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.78%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.78%) NHS
6 1 (1.39%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.39%) CCTV
6 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.39%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 26 (36.11%) Windows Server 2003
1 26 (36.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 21 (29.17%) Windows 7
3 16 (22.22%) Linux
4 11 (15.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (13.89%) Windows XP
6 7 (9.72%) AIX
7 5 (6.94%) UNIX
8 3 (4.17%) Android
9 2 (2.78%) Windows Vista
9 2 (2.78%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.78%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.39%) Solaris
10 1 (1.39%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.39%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (26.39%) ITIL
2 17 (23.61%) Migration
3 8 (11.11%) High Availability
4 5 (6.94%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (6.94%) Change Management
4 5 (6.94%) Web Development
5 4 (5.56%) MVC
6 3 (4.17%) Project Planning
6 3 (4.17%) Performance Management
7 2 (2.78%) Requirements Engineering
7 2 (2.78%) Test Planning
7 2 (2.78%) Test Strategy
7 2 (2.78%) Service Management
7 2 (2.78%) Project Management
8 1 (1.39%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.39%) Information Security
8 1 (1.39%) PRINCE2
8 1 (1.39%) Vulnerability Management
8 1 (1.39%) Capacity Management
8 1 (1.39%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.89%) SQL
1 10 (13.89%) PowerShell
2 8 (11.11%) Perl
3 6 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.78%) C#
4 2 (2.78%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.39%) C++
5 1 (1.39%) Java
5 1 (1.39%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.39%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (9.72%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.17%) ISEB
4 2 (2.78%) MCDST
5 1 (1.39%) CISA
5 1 (1.39%) CISM
5 1 (1.39%) MCSE
5 1 (1.39%) CCNP
5 1 (1.39%) CCNA
5 1 (1.39%) PMP
5 1 (1.39%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.39%) RHCE
5 1 (1.39%) CISSP
5 1 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.39%) GPEN
5 1 (1.39%) OSCP
5 1 (1.39%) Degree
5 1 (1.39%) GSEC
5 1 (1.39%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 38 (52.78%) Active Directory
2 21 (29.17%) Hyper-V
3 10 (13.89%) VMware ESX
4 7 (9.72%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (8.33%) XenApp
6 5 (6.94%) vSphere
7 3 (4.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (2.78%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (1.39%) Firmware
9 1 (1.39%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 21 (29.17%) SCCM
2 14 (19.44%) SCOM
3 4 (5.56%) SCVMM
4 2 (2.78%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.78%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.39%) WSUS
5 1 (1.39%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 22 (30.56%) VMware
2 15 (20.83%) HP
3 14 (19.44%) Microsoft
3 14 (19.44%) Citrix
4 8 (11.11%) McAfee
5 6 (8.33%) Sun
5 6 (8.33%) BMC
6 5 (6.94%) Cisco
6 5 (6.94%) Dell
7 4 (5.56%) Symantec
8 3 (4.17%) Remedy
8 3 (4.17%) NetApp
8 3 (4.17%) IBM
9 2 (2.78%) Brocade
9 2 (2.78%) 3PAR
9 2 (2.78%) Juniper
9 2 (2.78%) EMC
9 2 (2.78%) Apple
10 1 (1.39%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.39%) AppSense
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