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 28 February 2017 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
Cheshire / Chester
Rank 9 4 12
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 25 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 10.53% 19.38% 8.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 76.92% 86.21% 82.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 4
Median daily rate £215 £275 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.81% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £248 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £325 £411
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 8
Median hourly rate £15.50 £16.42 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.60% +17.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £14.00 £13.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.83 £24.25 £20.54
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +10.34%

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
13 29 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 13.68% 22.48% 10.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 5
Median daily rate £278 £300 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £355 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.66% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 8
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.84 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.95% +20.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £14.00 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £25.00 £14.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £15.73
% change year-on-year
-10.29% +8.10%

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 28 February 2017.

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 28 February 2017, 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 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
1 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
2 7 (41.18%) Windows 7
3 5 (29.41%) MS Office
3 5 (29.41%) SCCM
4 4 (23.53%) Citrix
4 4 (23.53%) Windows 10
4 4 (23.53%) Windows Server
5 3 (17.65%) Windows XP
5 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (17.65%) Banking
6 2 (11.76%) Blue Coat
6 2 (11.76%) Investment Banking
6 2 (11.76%) Data Migration
6 2 (11.76%) Application Packaging
6 2 (11.76%) JIRA
6 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
6 2 (11.76%) ITIL
6 2 (11.76%) HP
6 2 (11.76%) VPN
6 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (11.76%) Migration
6 2 (11.76%) VMware
6 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
7 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
7 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (5.88%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
7 1 (5.88%) BitLocker
7 1 (5.88%) Sysprep

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 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.88%) IBM Notes
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) MS Office
2 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) VPN
2 1 (5.88%) Ethernet
2 1 (5.88%) Firewall
2 1 (5.88%) Internet
2 1 (5.88%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (5.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) JIRA
2 1 (5.88%) MSI
2 1 (5.88%) Selenium
General
1 3 (17.65%) Banking
2 2 (11.76%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Back Office
3 1 (5.88%) French Language
3 1 (5.88%) German Language
3 1 (5.88%) Portuguese Language
3 1 (5.88%) Russian Language
3 1 (5.88%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) 3rd Line Support
1 4 (23.53%) Desktop Support
1 4 (23.53%) Support Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (17.65%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Active Directory Support
3 2 (11.76%) Exchange Support
3 2 (11.76%) Help Desk Support
3 2 (11.76%) Network Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) SCCM Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.88%) First Line Help Desk Support
4 1 (5.88%) IT Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Web Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Windows 7
2 4 (23.53%) Windows 10
2 4 (23.53%) Windows Server
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (17.65%) Windows XP
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.88%) Android
5 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
5 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000
5 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.76%) Application Packaging
1 2 (11.76%) Data Migration
1 2 (11.76%) ITIL
1 2 (11.76%) Migration
2 1 (5.88%) Automated Testing
2 1 (5.88%) Case Management
2 1 (5.88%) Data Analysis
2 1 (5.88%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
2 1 (5.88%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (5.88%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
2 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
2 1 (5.88%) Time Management
2 1 (5.88%) Two-Factor Authentication
2 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (5.88%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) ANSI SQL
1 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
System Software
1 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) BitLocker
2 1 (5.88%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) SCCM
2 1 (5.88%) DameWare
2 1 (5.88%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) Citrix
3 2 (11.76%) Blue Coat
3 2 (11.76%) HP
3 2 (11.76%) VMware
4 1 (5.88%) AppSense
4 1 (5.88%) Intel Security
4 1 (5.88%) Juniper
4 1 (5.88%) Lotus
4 1 (5.88%) NetApp
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