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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 14 16 2
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -14
Contract jobs citing Windows 26 20 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 12.94% 8.40% 22.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.98% 24.10% 60.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 9
Median daily rate £425 £400 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +29.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £213 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £555 £730
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 18
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -57.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.62 £14.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £16.84 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
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 83 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 25.37% 34.87% 36.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 49 18
Median daily rate £419 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.68% +14.28%
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 £365 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 18
Median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £16.84 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 26 (50.98%) Active Directory
2 23 (45.10%) Microsoft
3 20 (39.22%) Windows Server
4 19 (37.25%) ITIL
5 17 (33.33%) Citrix
6 15 (29.41%) VMware
7 14 (27.45%) Local Government
8 13 (25.49%) Migration
8 13 (25.49%) SQL Server
8 13 (25.49%) IIS
9 12 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (21.57%) Windows 8
10 11 (21.57%) Finance
10 11 (21.57%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (21.57%) Windows XP
11 10 (19.61%) Unix
11 10 (19.61%) Banking
11 10 (19.61%) Mobile App
12 9 (17.65%) SCCM
12 9 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (17.65%) .NET
12 9 (17.65%) Oracle
13 8 (15.69%) VMware ESX
13 8 (15.69%) Windows 7
13 8 (15.69%) Skype for Business
13 8 (15.69%) Office 365
14 7 (13.73%) Hyper-V
14 7 (13.73%) VMware Infrastructure
14 7 (13.73%) Change 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 13 (25.49%) IIS
2 8 (15.69%) Skype for Business
3 6 (11.76%) MS Exchange
4 5 (9.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (9.80%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (3.92%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 5 (9.80%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (15.69%) Office 365
2 6 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.88%) IaaS
3 3 (5.88%) PaaS
3 3 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.80%) SAN
1 5 (9.80%) VPN
2 4 (7.84%) DHCP
2 4 (7.84%) DNS
2 4 (7.84%) Skype
2 4 (7.84%) SSL
3 3 (5.88%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (5.88%) Unified Communications
4 2 (3.92%) Firewall
4 2 (3.92%) Internet
4 2 (3.92%) LAN
4 2 (3.92%) NAS
4 2 (3.92%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (3.92%) WAN
5 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.96%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (25.49%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.84%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (5.88%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.96%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.96%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (9.80%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.96%) MSI
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 14 (27.45%) Local Government
2 11 (21.57%) Finance
3 10 (19.61%) Banking
4 6 (11.76%) German Language
5 5 (9.80%) Dutch Language
6 4 (7.84%) French Language
6 4 (7.84%) Italian Language
7 3 (5.88%) Portuguese Language
8 2 (3.92%) Russian Language
9 1 (1.96%) Billing
9 1 (1.96%) Investment Banking
9 1 (1.96%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 12 (23.53%) Analyst
2 9 (17.65%) Service Analyst
3 8 (15.69%) Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (13.73%) Server Engineer
5 5 (9.80%) Applications Support
6 4 (7.84%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (7.84%) Applications Developer
6 4 (7.84%) Developer
6 4 (7.84%) Support Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Windows Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Administrator
7 3 (5.88%) Applications Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Applications Support Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Migration Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Mobile Applications Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Mobile Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (5.88%) Technical Leader
7 3 (5.88%) Windows Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (17.65%) .NET
2 4 (7.84%) .NET Framework
2 4 (7.84%) ASP.NET Web API
2 4 (7.84%) CSS
2 4 (7.84%) CSS3
2 4 (7.84%) Entity Framework
2 4 (7.84%) HTML
2 4 (7.84%) HTML5
2 4 (7.84%) jQuery
2 4 (7.84%) WPF
2 4 (7.84%) XML
3 2 (3.92%) X-Windows
4 1 (1.96%) J2EE
4 1 (1.96%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.61%) Mobile App
2 5 (9.80%) Blackberry
2 5 (9.80%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.88%) Clustering
3 3 (5.88%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.92%) PKI
5 1 (1.96%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.96%) Handset
5 1 (1.96%) iPad
5 1 (1.96%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (39.22%) Windows Server
2 12 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (21.57%) Windows 8
3 11 (21.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (21.57%) Windows XP
4 10 (19.61%) Unix
5 9 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (15.69%) Windows 7
7 6 (11.76%) Linux
8 5 (9.80%) Android
8 5 (9.80%) Apple iOS
9 4 (7.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (7.84%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (5.88%) Windows 10
11 1 (1.96%) CentOS
11 1 (1.96%) Solaris
11 1 (1.96%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.96%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (1.96%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.96%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (37.25%) ITIL
2 13 (25.49%) Migration
3 7 (13.73%) Change Management
4 6 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (11.76%) Supplier Management
5 5 (9.80%) Problem Management
5 5 (9.80%) Project Management
6 4 (7.84%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 4 (7.84%) Multithreading
6 4 (7.84%) MVC
6 4 (7.84%) PRINCE2
6 4 (7.84%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 4 (7.84%) Validation
7 3 (5.88%) Identity Management
7 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Transformation
7 3 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (5.88%) Service Delivery
8 2 (3.92%) Mobile Application Development
8 2 (3.92%) Server Virtualisation
8 2 (3.92%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.73%) SQL
1 7 (13.73%) VB
2 6 (11.76%) Shell Script
3 5 (9.80%) C#
4 4 (7.84%) T-SQL
4 4 (7.84%) VB.NET
4 4 (7.84%) XAML
5 3 (5.88%) PowerShell
5 3 (5.88%) VBScript
6 2 (3.92%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.92%) PHP
7 1 (1.96%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 12 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (13.73%) MCSE
3 5 (9.80%) MCSA
4 4 (7.84%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (7.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 4 (7.84%) MCITP
5 1 (1.96%) MCDST
5 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 26 (50.98%) Active Directory
2 8 (15.69%) VMware ESX
3 7 (13.73%) Hyper-V
3 7 (13.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (9.80%) XenApp
5 3 (5.88%) vSphere
6 2 (3.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (3.92%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (17.65%) SCCM
2 6 (11.76%) Tivoli
3 5 (9.80%) SCOM
4 3 (5.88%) Windows Intune
5 1 (1.96%) BladeLogic
5 1 (1.96%) vRealize
Vendors
1 23 (45.10%) Microsoft
2 17 (33.33%) Citrix
3 15 (29.41%) VMware
4 9 (17.65%) Oracle
5 4 (7.84%) AppSense
5 4 (7.84%) Juniper
6 2 (3.92%) HP
6 2 (3.92%) IBM
6 2 (3.92%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.96%) 3PAR
7 1 (1.96%) Avaya
7 1 (1.96%) EMC
7 1 (1.96%) Intel Security
7 1 (1.96%) PlateSpin
7 1 (1.96%) Sun
7 1 (1.96%) Symantec
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