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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 6 8
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 17 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 13.89% 15.74% 12.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.50% 60.71% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 6
Average daily rate
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£424 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.93% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £303 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £478 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.37%
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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 Knutsford region.

Operating Systems Category
Knutsford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
16 28 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 22.22% 25.93% 24.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 9
Average daily rate £390 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.55% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £305 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

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
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 30 January 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 14 (63.64%) Linux
2 12 (54.55%) UNIX
3 11 (50.00%) IIS
4 10 (45.45%) Oracle
4 10 (45.45%) WebSphere
5 9 (40.91%) Finance
6 8 (36.36%) SharePoint
7 6 (27.27%) LDAP
7 6 (27.27%) AIX
7 6 (27.27%) SQL
7 6 (27.27%) iPlanet
7 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
8 5 (22.73%) ITIL
8 5 (22.73%) CA SiteMinder
8 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
8 5 (22.73%) Subversion
8 5 (22.73%) Degree
8 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (22.73%) Banking
8 5 (22.73%) Software Engineering
8 5 (22.73%) Git (software)
8 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (22.73%) Waterfall
9 4 (18.18%) PowerShell
9 4 (18.18%) Java
9 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP
9 4 (18.18%) Tomcat
9 4 (18.18%) CA
9 4 (18.18%) Shell Script

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 11 (50.00%) IIS
2 10 (45.45%) WebSphere
3 8 (36.36%) SharePoint
4 6 (27.27%) iPlanet
5 4 (18.18%) Tomcat
6 3 (13.64%) TIBCO EMS
6 3 (13.64%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
7 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (9.09%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange
8 1 (4.55%) JBoss
8 1 (4.55%) Apache
8 1 (4.55%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (4.55%) WebLogic
8 1 (4.55%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (13.64%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (27.27%) LDAP
2 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP
3 3 (13.64%) DNS
4 1 (4.55%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Subversion
1 5 (22.73%) Git (software)
2 3 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (13.64%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.55%) Ant
General
1 9 (40.91%) Finance
2 5 (22.73%) Banking
3 2 (9.09%) Retail
4 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (18.18%) Technical Specialist
1 4 (18.18%) Administrator
2 3 (13.64%) TIBCO Specialist
2 3 (13.64%) SharePoint Administrator
3 2 (9.09%) Team Leader
3 2 (9.09%) Development Team Leader
4 1 (4.55%) Desktop Support
4 1 (4.55%) Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Support
4 1 (4.55%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Solutions Designer
4 1 (4.55%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Designer
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (4.55%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) Rendezvous
1 3 (13.64%) Web Services
1 3 (13.64%) .NET
2 2 (9.09%) AngularJS
2 2 (9.09%) jQuery
2 2 (9.09%) HTML5
2 2 (9.09%) Java EE
2 2 (9.09%) JSON
2 2 (9.09%) HTML
2 2 (9.09%) WSDL
2 2 (9.09%) XML
2 2 (9.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Clustering
1 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.55%) AS400
2 1 (4.55%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 14 (63.64%) Linux
2 12 (54.55%) UNIX
3 6 (27.27%) AIX
4 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (13.64%) Windows XP
6 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (9.09%) Mac OS
6 2 (9.09%) Windows Vista
7 1 (4.55%) VMS
7 1 (4.55%) HPUX
7 1 (4.55%) Solaris
7 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) ITIL
1 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (22.73%) Software Engineering
1 5 (22.73%) Waterfall
2 3 (13.64%) Load Balancing
2 3 (13.64%) Incident Management
3 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (9.09%) BDD
3 2 (9.09%) Process Improvement
3 2 (9.09%) TDD
3 2 (9.09%) OOP
3 2 (9.09%) OO
3 2 (9.09%) Service Management
4 1 (4.55%) Validation
4 1 (4.55%) Migration
4 1 (4.55%) CRM
4 1 (4.55%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) SQL
2 4 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 4 (18.18%) Java
2 4 (18.18%) Shell Script
3 3 (13.64%) Python
3 3 (13.64%) Perl
4 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 2 (9.09%) C
4 2 (9.09%) C++
4 2 (9.09%) Objective-C
5 1 (4.55%) VB
5 1 (4.55%) AWK
5 1 (4.55%) Jython
5 1 (4.55%) sed
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) Degree
2 3 (13.64%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) CA SiteMinder
2 3 (13.64%) TIBCO Hawk
3 1 (4.55%) Tivoli
3 1 (4.55%) Foglight
3 1 (4.55%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (4.55%) SCCM
3 1 (4.55%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) Oracle
2 4 (18.18%) CA
2 4 (18.18%) TIBCO
2 4 (18.18%) Sun
3 3 (13.64%) VMware
4 2 (9.09%) Cyber-Ark
4 2 (9.09%) IBM
4 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.55%) HP
5 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.55%) Tumbleweed