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 31 October 2014 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 4 17
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +13
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Crewe 24.24% 10.53% 10.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 66.67% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 1
Average daily rate
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£325 £234 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.03% -26.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £303 £310
% change year-on-year
+2.31% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.93%
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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
8 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Crewe 24.24% 15.79% 13.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 2
Average daily rate £325 £325 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 31 October 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 8 (53.33%) Windows 7
2 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
3 6 (40.00%) C#
3 6 (40.00%) VB
3 6 (40.00%) .NET
3 6 (40.00%) Web Services
3 6 (40.00%) Back Office
3 6 (40.00%) WinForms
4 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 4 (26.67%) SQL
6 3 (20.00%) ITIL
6 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
7 2 (13.33%) Symantec
7 2 (13.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (13.33%) VPN
7 2 (13.33%) SLA
7 2 (13.33%) Cisco
7 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
7 2 (13.33%) ITIL V3
8 1 (6.67%) VMware
8 1 (6.67%) Windows Vista
8 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (6.67%) Technical Analysis
8 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Crewe by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.67%) IIS
2 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) VPN
2 1 (6.67%) Internet
2 1 (6.67%) Firewall
2 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 6 (40.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Desktop Support
1 6 (40.00%) Developer
1 6 (40.00%) .NET Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) .NET Software Developer
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 1 (6.67%) Software Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Support
4 1 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) .NET
1 6 (40.00%) Web Services
1 6 (40.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Vista
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (13.33%) ITIL V3
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) C#
1 6 (40.00%) VB
2 4 (26.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Symantec
2 2 (13.33%) Cisco
3 1 (6.67%) Remedy
3 1 (6.67%) VMware
3 1 (6.67%) HP