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 6 May 2015 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 15 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 19 59 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 7.85% 24.48% 20.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.36% 59.60% 56.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 7
Average daily rate
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£400 £310 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% +16.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £203 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £730 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 24 3
Average hourly rate £14.00 £35.00 £14.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +143.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.03 £16.26 £10.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.55 £44.55 £38.87
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +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
67 99 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 27.69% 41.08% 36.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 21 10
Average daily rate £394 £350 £304
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +15.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £223 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £730 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.31% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 27 3
Average hourly rate £14.00 £34.53 £14.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.45% +140.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.38 £15.50 £12.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.78% -0.78%

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 2015, 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 16 (51.61%) Microsoft
1 16 (51.61%) Active Directory
1 16 (51.61%) Windows 7
2 13 (41.94%) Windows XP
3 10 (32.26%) MS Excel
3 10 (32.26%) MS Office
4 9 (29.03%) Citrix
5 7 (22.58%) HP
6 6 (19.35%) VMware
6 6 (19.35%) Dutch Language
6 6 (19.35%) German Language
6 6 (19.35%) SCCM
7 5 (16.13%) Local Government
7 5 (16.13%) Finance
8 4 (12.90%) Migration
8 4 (12.90%) AppSense
8 4 (12.90%) French Language
8 4 (12.90%) Russian Language
8 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (12.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (12.90%) SQL
9 3 (9.68%) C#
9 3 (9.68%) VBScript
9 3 (9.68%) .NET
9 3 (9.68%) Linux
9 3 (9.68%) ITIL
9 3 (9.68%) UNIX
9 3 (9.68%) AIX
9 3 (9.68%) TCP/IP
9 3 (9.68%) RDBMS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
1 2 (6.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (3.23%) IIS
2 1 (3.23%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 10 (32.26%) MS Office
1 10 (32.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.45%) VPN
2 2 (6.45%) VoIP
2 2 (6.45%) Wireless
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (3.23%) NAS
3 1 (3.23%) DHCP
3 1 (3.23%) DNS
3 1 (3.23%) SAN
3 1 (3.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) RDBMS
1 3 (9.68%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MSI
1 2 (6.45%) AdminStudio
2 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (19.35%) Dutch Language
1 6 (19.35%) German Language
2 5 (16.13%) Finance
2 5 (16.13%) Local Government
3 4 (12.90%) French Language
3 4 (12.90%) Russian Language
4 2 (6.45%) Portuguese Language
4 2 (6.45%) Turkish Language
5 1 (3.23%) Spanish Language
5 1 (3.23%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 10 (32.26%) Analyst
2 8 (25.81%) Service Analyst
3 7 (22.58%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Applications Packager
5 2 (6.45%) Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Project Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Desktop Support
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Wintel Specialist
6 1 (3.23%) Installations Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 1 (3.23%) Rollout Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Technical Services Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) .NET
2 2 (6.45%) .NET Framework
2 2 (6.45%) Application Packaging
2 2 (6.45%) WF
3 1 (3.23%) jQuery
3 1 (3.23%) Catalyst
3 1 (3.23%) WCF
3 1 (3.23%) DHTML
3 1 (3.23%) HTML
3 1 (3.23%) Classic ASP
3 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.23%) CSS
3 1 (3.23%) Web Services
3 1 (3.23%) XML
3 1 (3.23%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Handset
1 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.45%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.23%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.23%) CMDB
3 1 (3.23%) iSeries
3 1 (3.23%) Open Source
3 1 (3.23%) iPad
3 1 (3.23%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 16 (51.61%) Windows 7
2 13 (41.94%) Windows XP
3 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (12.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (9.68%) Linux
4 3 (9.68%) UNIX
4 3 (9.68%) AIX
5 2 (6.45%) Solaris
5 2 (6.45%) SUSE
5 2 (6.45%) Debian
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Vista
6 1 (3.23%) Android
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.90%) Migration
2 3 (9.68%) Workflow
2 3 (9.68%) ITIL
2 3 (9.68%) Project Management
2 3 (9.68%) Service Management
3 2 (6.45%) Web Development
3 2 (6.45%) Compatibility Testing
3 2 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.23%) MVC
4 1 (3.23%) CRM
4 1 (3.23%) Information Management
4 1 (3.23%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) SQL
2 3 (9.68%) PowerShell
2 3 (9.68%) C#
2 3 (9.68%) VBScript
3 2 (6.45%) VB
3 2 (6.45%) Perl
4 1 (3.23%) PHP
4 1 (3.23%) Java
4 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.23%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.23%) Jython
4 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.45%) MCDST
3 1 (3.23%) MCITP
3 1 (3.23%) A+ Certification
3 1 (3.23%) MCP
3 1 (3.23%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (51.61%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.45%) VMware ESX
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (6.45%) XenApp
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (19.35%) SCCM
2 1 (3.23%) SCOM
2 1 (3.23%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 16 (51.61%) Microsoft
2 9 (29.03%) Citrix
3 7 (22.58%) HP
4 6 (19.35%) VMware
5 4 (12.90%) AppSense
6 3 (9.68%) Sun
7 2 (6.45%) IBM
7 2 (6.45%) McAfee
7 2 (6.45%) BMC
7 2 (6.45%) Symantec
8 1 (3.23%) Remedy
8 1 (3.23%) Lotus
8 1 (3.23%) Cisco
8 1 (3.23%) Adobe
8 1 (3.23%) Avaya