The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Knutsford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 11 6 4
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 9 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 9.76% 12.68% 22.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.44% 81.82% 87.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 17
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £282 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £430 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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 Knutsford region.

Operating Systems Category
Knutsford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
18 11 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 21.95% 15.49% 25.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 18
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £265 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.77 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Knutsford

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

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Knutsford

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Knutsford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Knutsford region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Knutsford

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Knutsford

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Knutsford

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Knutsford

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Knutsford 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 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (60.00%) TDD
2 9 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 9 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (53.33%) Degree
3 8 (53.33%) Finance
3 8 (53.33%) Java
3 8 (53.33%) Linux
4 6 (40.00%) HTML
4 6 (40.00%) WSDL
4 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (40.00%) Web Services
4 6 (40.00%) JSON
4 6 (40.00%) Banking
4 6 (40.00%) HTML5
4 6 (40.00%) Waterfall
4 6 (40.00%) SDLC
5 5 (33.33%) AngularJS
5 5 (33.33%) BDD
5 5 (33.33%) Mac OS
5 5 (33.33%) jQuery
5 5 (33.33%) Git (software)
5 5 (33.33%) Subversion
5 5 (33.33%) Java EE
5 5 (33.33%) Windows Vista
5 5 (33.33%) Objective-C
5 5 (33.33%) XML
5 5 (33.33%) C
5 5 (33.33%) C++
5 5 (33.33%) Microsoft

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Knutsford 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 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) DB2
1 1 (6.67%) Informix
1 1 (6.67%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Subversion
1 5 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 4 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (26.67%) SpecFlow
2 4 (26.67%) TestComplete
2 4 (26.67%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (53.33%) Finance
2 6 (40.00%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Architect
2 5 (33.33%) Developer
2 5 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Integration Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Java Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Systems Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Database Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Business Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Engagement Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Designer
5 1 (6.67%) Business Engagement Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) HTML
1 6 (40.00%) WSDL
1 6 (40.00%) Web Services
1 6 (40.00%) JSON
1 6 (40.00%) HTML5
2 5 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 5 (33.33%) Java EE
2 5 (33.33%) jQuery
2 5 (33.33%) XML
3 4 (26.67%) .NET
4 2 (13.33%) Middleware
5 1 (6.67%) Hibernate
5 1 (6.67%) Spring
5 1 (6.67%) J2EE
5 1 (6.67%) EJB
5 1 (6.67%) CSS
5 1 (6.67%) JDBC
5 1 (6.67%) JSP
5 1 (6.67%) Servlets
5 1 (6.67%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (13.33%) GIS
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Linux
2 5 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 5 (33.33%) Windows Vista
2 5 (33.33%) AIX
2 5 (33.33%) Mac OS
3 3 (20.00%) UNIX
4 1 (6.67%) Solaris
4 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (60.00%) TDD
2 9 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 9 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (40.00%) Waterfall
3 6 (40.00%) SDLC
4 5 (33.33%) BDD
4 5 (33.33%) OOP
4 5 (33.33%) OO
5 4 (26.67%) Code Coverage
5 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
5 4 (26.67%) Migration
6 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
7 1 (6.67%) UML
7 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
7 1 (6.67%) Service Management
7 1 (6.67%) MVC
7 1 (6.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) Java
2 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (33.33%) C
3 5 (33.33%) C++
3 5 (33.33%) Objective-C
4 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) Sybase
3 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
3 1 (6.67%) McAfee
3 1 (6.67%) Teradata
3 1 (6.67%) ServiceNow
3 1 (6.67%) Rapid7