The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 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 Knutsford 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 4 11
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows 15 35 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 19.74% 31.25% 3.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 78.95% 85.37% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 23 1
Average daily rate
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£268 £303 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.57% -19.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -7.29%
Operating Systems Category
Knutsford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
19 41 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 25.00% 36.61% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 26 5
Average daily rate £268 £325 £329
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.69% -1.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £227 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £420 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
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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 11 July 2014.

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 11 July 2014, 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 16 (64.00%) Microsoft
1 16 (64.00%) Active Directory
2 14 (56.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (52.00%) SQL Server
3 13 (52.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (48.00%) Finance
5 11 (44.00%) IIS
5 11 (44.00%) SharePoint
6 10 (40.00%) MS Excel
6 10 (40.00%) Cyber-Ark
7 9 (36.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (32.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (32.00%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (32.00%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (32.00%) MS Exchange
9 7 (28.00%) Banking
10 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (20.00%) PowerShell
11 4 (16.00%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (16.00%) Windows XP
11 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
11 4 (16.00%) .NET
11 4 (16.00%) MS Office
11 4 (16.00%) Management Information System
12 3 (12.00%) Clustering
12 3 (12.00%) SQL
12 3 (12.00%) MCSE
12 3 (12.00%) DNS
12 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (12.00%) MCTS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 11 (44.00%) SharePoint
1 11 (44.00%) IIS
2 8 (32.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (32.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (32.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 8 (32.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (12.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (16.00%) MS Office
3 1 (4.00%) MS Project
3 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (12.00%) DNS
3 2 (8.00%) VPN
4 1 (4.00%) LAN
4 1 (4.00%) VoIP
4 1 (4.00%) Firewall
4 1 (4.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (52.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (16.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.00%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Moq
General
1 12 (48.00%) Finance
2 7 (28.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (16.00%) Analyst
1 4 (16.00%) Consultant
1 4 (16.00%) Technical Consultant
1 4 (16.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 4 (16.00%) Windows Technical Consultant
2 3 (12.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (12.00%) Service Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Help Desk Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Administrator
3 2 (8.00%) Service Desk Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Lead .NET Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (4.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Technical Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (4.00%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (4.00%) jQuery
2 1 (4.00%) HTML5
2 1 (4.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (4.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (12.00%) Clustering
3 1 (4.00%) PKI
3 1 (4.00%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 14 (56.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 13 (52.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (36.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (16.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (8.00%) UNIX
5 2 (8.00%) Linux
6 1 (4.00%) Windows 2000
6 1 (4.00%) AIX
6 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.00%) Web Development
1 3 (12.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (12.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (8.00%) Release Management
2 2 (8.00%) ITIL
2 2 (8.00%) Change Control
2 2 (8.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (4.00%) Capacity Management
3 1 (4.00%) Service Continuity Management
3 1 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (4.00%) Change Management
3 1 (4.00%) Identity Management
3 1 (4.00%) Data Security
3 1 (4.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (4.00%) Migration
3 1 (4.00%) Information Security
3 1 (4.00%) TDD
3 1 (4.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (4.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (4.00%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (12.00%) SQL
3 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.00%) VB
3 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) MCSE
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (12.00%) MCTS
1 3 (12.00%) MCITP
2 1 (4.00%) BC Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (4.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 16 (64.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 2 (8.00%) SCCM
2 1 (4.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (4.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 16 (64.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (40.00%) Cyber-Ark
3 2 (8.00%) VMware
4 1 (4.00%) Wincor Nixdorf
4 1 (4.00%) Splunk
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle
4 1 (4.00%) IBM
4 1 (4.00%) HP
4 1 (4.00%) Citrix
4 1 (4.00%) CA
4 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.00%) Symantec
4 1 (4.00%) McAfee
4 1 (4.00%) Toshiba