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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 1 5 10
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 20 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Crewe 48.78% 31.25% 4.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 1
Average daily rate
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£243 £325 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.38% +62.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 0
Average hourly rate £17.33 £16.16 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.24% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
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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
20 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Crewe 48.78% 31.25% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 1
Average daily rate £160 £325 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.76% +62.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 0
Average hourly rate £17.33 £16.16 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.24% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 1 September 2015.

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 30 Related IT Skills in Crewe

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 22 (68.75%) HTML
1 22 (68.75%) Internet
2 21 (65.63%) SC Cleared
2 21 (65.63%) Security Cleared
2 21 (65.63%) Incident Management
3 12 (37.50%) TCP/IP
4 11 (34.38%) ITIL
5 10 (31.25%) DNS
5 10 (31.25%) SLA
5 10 (31.25%) DHCP
5 10 (31.25%) Device Driver
6 8 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
8 5 (15.63%) Windows XP
8 5 (15.63%) MS Office
9 2 (6.25%) Apple iOS
9 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (6.25%) Android
9 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (6.25%) Windows 8
9 2 (6.25%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (6.25%) Citrix
9 2 (6.25%) Oracle
9 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
9 2 (6.25%) Broadband
9 2 (6.25%) LAN
9 2 (6.25%) WAN
9 2 (6.25%) Wireless
10 1 (3.13%) Adobe

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Crewe by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 (6.25%) MS Exchange
1 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (15.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (3.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (68.75%) Internet
2 12 (37.50%) TCP/IP
3 10 (31.25%) DNS
3 10 (31.25%) DHCP
4 2 (6.25%) Wireless
4 2 (6.25%) Broadband
4 2 (6.25%) LAN
4 2 (6.25%) WAN
5 1 (3.13%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 14 (43.75%) Desktop Support
2 10 (31.25%) Analyst
3 9 (28.13%) 1st Line Support
3 9 (28.13%) Service Analyst
3 9 (28.13%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Support Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) IT Support
5 2 (6.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Support Technician
5 2 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) IT Support Technician
5 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Applications Support Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Server Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Applications Support
6 1 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (68.75%) HTML
2 1 (3.13%) .NET
2 1 (3.13%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (31.25%) Device Driver
2 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.13%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.63%) Windows XP
2 2 (6.25%) Android
2 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (6.25%) Apple iOS
2 2 (6.25%) Windows 8
3 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (65.63%) Incident Management
2 11 (34.38%) ITIL
3 2 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.13%) Mentoring
4 1 (3.13%) Server Building
4 1 (3.13%) Time Management
4 1 (3.13%) ERP
4 1 (3.13%) Change Management
4 1 (3.13%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) C#
1 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (65.63%) SC Cleared
1 21 (65.63%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (31.25%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Backup Exec
1 1 (3.13%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.25%) Citrix
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle
3 1 (3.13%) Epicor
3 1 (3.13%) Remedy
3 1 (3.13%) VMware
3 1 (3.13%) Adobe
3 1 (3.13%) HP
3 1 (3.13%) Dell
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