The table below looks at the statistics 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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 3 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Crewe 14.29% 26.32% 16.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate - - £122
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
Average hourly rate £17.77 £19.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.47% +40.74%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -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 Crewe region.

Operating Systems Category
Crewe
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
3 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Crewe 14.29% 26.32% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate - - £122
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
Average hourly rate £9.75 £19.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.68% +40.74%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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
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 30 Related IT Skills in Crewe

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (55.00%) SC Cleared
2 11 (55.00%) HTML
2 11 (55.00%) Internet
3 10 (50.00%) Incident Management
4 6 (30.00%) TCP/IP
5 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
6 4 (20.00%) Remote Desktop
6 4 (20.00%) Device Driver
6 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (20.00%) DNS
6 4 (20.00%) SLA
6 4 (20.00%) DHCP
6 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (20.00%) ITIL
7 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
7 3 (15.00%) Security Patching
8 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
8 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
9 1 (5.00%) VoIP
9 1 (5.00%) MS Office
9 1 (5.00%) Unix
9 1 (5.00%) HPUX
9 1 (5.00%) Solaris
9 1 (5.00%) Linux
9 1 (5.00%) LDAP
9 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
9 1 (5.00%) MPLS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Crewe by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
1 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 11 (55.00%) Internet
2 6 (30.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (20.00%) DHCP
3 4 (20.00%) DNS
3 4 (20.00%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (5.00%) LDAP
4 1 (5.00%) MPLS
4 1 (5.00%) VoIP
General
1 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) 1st Line Support
2 11 (55.00%) Service Desk Support
3 8 (40.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 8 (40.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (35.00%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
4 7 (35.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 7 (35.00%) Desktop Support
5 5 (25.00%) Analyst
5 5 (25.00%) Service Analyst
5 5 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (20.00%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (20.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 4 (20.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
7 3 (15.00%) Security Engineer
7 3 (15.00%) Windows Engineer
8 2 (10.00%) Active Directory Support
8 2 (10.00%) Exchange Support
8 2 (10.00%) Server Engineer
8 2 (10.00%) Windows Server Engineer
9 1 (5.00%) 1st Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (55.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.00%) Android
4 1 (5.00%) HPUX
4 1 (5.00%) Linux
4 1 (5.00%) Solaris
4 1 (5.00%) Unix
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 4 (20.00%) ITIL
3 3 (15.00%) Security Patching
Qualifications
1 12 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (55.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco