The first table below looks at the demand for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Crewe region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 29 July 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 Crewe 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 11 2
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 1 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Crewe 22.22% 3.57% 36.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 14
Average daily rate
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£132 £200 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.00% -41.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £200 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £200 £359
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £16.16 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Crewe
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
8 1 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Crewe 22.22% 3.57% 36.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 14
Average daily rate £132 £200 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.00% -42.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £200 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £200 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £16.16 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -4.41%
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Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Crewe

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Crewe region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Crewe

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Crewe

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Crewe region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Crewe

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Crewe

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Crewe region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Crewe

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Crewe

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Crewe region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Crewe

Windows
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Crewe

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Crewe 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 12 (80.00%) Windows 7
2 10 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 10 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 8 (53.33%) MS Excel
3 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
4 7 (46.67%) Windows Vista
5 3 (20.00%) ITIL
6 2 (13.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (13.33%) Back Office
6 2 (13.33%) WinForms
6 2 (13.33%) ITIL V3
6 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
6 2 (13.33%) Symantec
6 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
6 2 (13.33%) VPN
6 2 (13.33%) SLA
6 2 (13.33%) Cisco
6 2 (13.33%) C#
6 2 (13.33%) VB
6 2 (13.33%) .NET
6 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
6 2 (13.33%) Web Services
7 1 (6.67%) Remedy
7 1 (6.67%) HP
7 1 (6.67%) Management Information System

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Crewe by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Crewe 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 (13.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 8 (53.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (13.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Desktop Support
2 5 (33.33%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (20.00%) Help Desk Support
4 2 (13.33%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) .NET Software Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) .NET Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Software Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Support
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
1 2 (13.33%) Web Services
1 2 (13.33%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Windows 7
2 7 (46.67%) Windows Vista
3 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (13.33%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) C#
1 2 (13.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 10 (66.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Symantec
2 2 (13.33%) Cisco
3 1 (6.67%) Remedy
3 1 (6.67%) HP