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 21 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 6 3
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 11 20 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 18.33% 13.16% 22.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 78.57% 50.00% 93.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 12
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£325 £356 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.77% +4.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £14.50 £15.84
% change year-on-year
+8.48% -8.44%
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
14 40 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 23.33% 26.32% 24.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 22 12
Average daily rate £325 £272 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.70% -20.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.54% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.18 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.86% -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 21 October 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 14 (60.87%) Active Directory
2 12 (52.17%) Windows Server 2003
2 12 (52.17%) SQL Server
2 12 (52.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (47.83%) SharePoint
4 10 (43.48%) IIS
5 9 (39.13%) SQL
5 9 (39.13%) Finance
6 8 (34.78%) TCP/IP
6 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
6 8 (34.78%) PowerShell
7 7 (30.43%) .NET
7 7 (30.43%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (26.09%) Clustering
8 6 (26.09%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (26.09%) Load Balancing
8 6 (26.09%) DNS
9 5 (21.74%) MS Exchange
9 5 (21.74%) Oracle
9 5 (21.74%) UNIX
9 5 (21.74%) Linux
9 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (21.74%) VMware
9 5 (21.74%) Banking
9 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (21.74%) Cyber-Ark
10 4 (17.39%) WebSphere
10 4 (17.39%) MS Excel

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (47.83%) SharePoint
2 10 (43.48%) IIS
3 5 (21.74%) MS Exchange
3 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (17.39%) WebSphere
5 3 (13.04%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (13.04%) iPlanet
6 2 (8.70%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (8.70%) Tomcat
7 1 (4.35%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (4.35%) JBoss
7 1 (4.35%) Apache
7 1 (4.35%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (4.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (34.78%) TCP/IP
2 6 (26.09%) DNS
3 1 (4.35%) Intranet
3 1 (4.35%) Internet
3 1 (4.35%) Firewall
3 1 (4.35%) Wireless
3 1 (4.35%) VPN
3 1 (4.35%) LDAP
3 1 (4.35%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (52.17%) SQL Server
2 7 (30.43%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (26.09%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Subversion
1 3 (13.04%) Git (software)
1 3 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (13.04%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (39.13%) Finance
2 5 (21.74%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (17.39%) Administrator
2 3 (13.04%) SharePoint Administrator
3 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support
3 2 (8.70%) Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Technical Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Designer
4 1 (4.35%) Solutions Designer
4 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Developer
4 1 (4.35%) .NET Developer
4 1 (4.35%) C# Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (4.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (30.43%) .NET
2 2 (8.70%) Middleware
3 1 (4.35%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (4.35%) Application Packaging
3 1 (4.35%) WCF
3 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.35%) Web Services
3 1 (4.35%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (4.35%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Clustering
2 3 (13.04%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) AS400
3 1 (4.35%) Tandem
3 1 (4.35%) PKI
3 1 (4.35%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 12 (52.17%) Windows Server 2003
1 12 (52.17%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (21.74%) UNIX
2 5 (21.74%) Linux
2 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
3 1 (4.35%) VMS
3 1 (4.35%) AIX
3 1 (4.35%) HPUX
3 1 (4.35%) Solaris
3 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Load Balancing
2 3 (13.04%) Problem Management
2 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
2 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
2 3 (13.04%) Incident Management
3 2 (8.70%) Web Development
3 2 (8.70%) Change Control
3 2 (8.70%) Release Management
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Management
4 1 (4.35%) Product Management
4 1 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (4.35%) Capacity Management
4 1 (4.35%) Service Continuity Management
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.35%) ITIL
4 1 (4.35%) CRM
4 1 (4.35%) Change Management
4 1 (4.35%) MVC
4 1 (4.35%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) SQL
2 8 (34.78%) PowerShell
3 3 (13.04%) Perl
3 3 (13.04%) Python
4 2 (8.70%) VB
5 1 (4.35%) sed
5 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.35%) AWK
5 1 (4.35%) Jython
5 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.35%) C#
5 1 (4.35%) Java
5 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) MCSE
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (13.04%) MCTS
1 3 (13.04%) MCITP
1 3 (13.04%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 14 (60.87%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.35%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) CA Wily
2 1 (4.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (4.35%) Tivoli
2 1 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (4.35%) Foglight
2 1 (4.35%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (4.35%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
2 5 (21.74%) Oracle
2 5 (21.74%) VMware
2 5 (21.74%) Cyber-Ark
3 2 (8.70%) IBM
3 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.35%) TIBCO
4 1 (4.35%) Symantec
4 1 (4.35%) Sun
4 1 (4.35%) HP
4 1 (4.35%) Citrix
4 1 (4.35%) CA
4 1 (4.35%) Wincor Nixdorf
4 1 (4.35%) Tumbleweed
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