The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Knutsford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 10 4
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows 24 7 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 26.97% 11.48% 21.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 75.00% 50.00% 73.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 9
Median daily rate £425 £375 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +50.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
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
32 14 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 35.96% 22.95% 29.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 11
Median daily rate £425 £375 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £368 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £315
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Knutsford region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 May 2016.

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 30 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Knutsford region with a requirement for Windows.

1 21 (67.74%) Microsoft
1 21 (67.74%) Agile Software Development
1 21 (67.74%) Continuous Integration
2 20 (64.52%) Software Engineering
2 20 (64.52%) TDD
2 20 (64.52%) MS Excel
2 20 (64.52%) .NET
2 20 (64.52%) Code Coverage
2 20 (64.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (64.52%) Test Automation
2 20 (64.52%) SpecFlow
3 19 (61.29%) TestComplete
3 19 (61.29%) Degree
4 15 (48.39%) Finance
5 14 (45.16%) Java
5 14 (45.16%) DevOps
6 8 (25.81%) Unix
6 8 (25.81%) Migration
7 7 (22.58%) Citrix
7 7 (22.58%) Citrix Certification
7 7 (22.58%) CCEA
7 7 (22.58%) Jenkins
8 6 (19.35%) TeamCity
9 5 (16.13%) Git (software)
9 5 (16.13%) Gradle
9 5 (16.13%) Mainframe
10 4 (12.90%) Linux
10 4 (12.90%) JIRA
10 4 (12.90%) Banking
11 3 (9.68%) Sonatype Nexus

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.23%) JBoss
Applications
1 20 (64.52%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) GIS
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (64.52%) SpecFlow
1 20 (64.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (61.29%) TestComplete
3 7 (22.58%) Jenkins
4 6 (19.35%) TeamCity
5 5 (16.13%) Git (software)
5 5 (16.13%) Gradle
6 4 (12.90%) JIRA
7 3 (9.68%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (6.45%) Vagrant
9 1 (3.23%) Ant
9 1 (3.23%) Artifactory
9 1 (3.23%) ClearCase
9 1 (3.23%) Subversion
General
1 15 (48.39%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (38.71%) Consultant
2 10 (32.26%) DevOps Consultant
3 8 (25.81%) Integration Consultant
4 4 (12.90%) .NET Developer
4 4 (12.90%) .NET Software Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Agile .NET Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Agile Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Agile Java Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Architect
4 4 (12.90%) Developer
4 4 (12.90%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Java Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Java Software Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Software Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Integration Architect
5 3 (9.68%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Environment Manager
6 2 (6.45%) GIS Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Operations Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (64.52%) .NET
2 1 (3.23%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Mainframe
2 2 (6.45%) Cryptography
2 2 (6.45%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (6.45%) Tandem
3 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.81%) Unix
2 4 (12.90%) Linux
3 3 (9.68%) AIX
4 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (67.74%) Agile Software Development
1 21 (67.74%) Continuous Integration
2 20 (64.52%) Code Coverage
2 20 (64.52%) Software Engineering
2 20 (64.52%) TDD
2 20 (64.52%) Test Automation
3 14 (45.16%) DevOps
4 8 (25.81%) Migration
5 3 (9.68%) ITIL
5 3 (9.68%) Service Management
6 2 (6.45%) Asset Management
6 2 (6.45%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (6.45%) Configuration Management
6 2 (6.45%) Demand Forecasting
6 2 (6.45%) Risk Management
6 2 (6.45%) Wealth Management
7 1 (3.23%) Change Management
7 1 (3.23%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
7 1 (3.23%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 14 (45.16%) Java
2 2 (6.45%) SQL
3 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (61.29%) Degree
2 7 (22.58%) CCEA
2 7 (22.58%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) Puppet
2 1 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.23%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 21 (67.74%) Microsoft
2 7 (22.58%) Citrix
3 3 (9.68%) VMware
4 2 (6.45%) Ab Initio
4 2 (6.45%) ATG
4 2 (6.45%) IBM
4 2 (6.45%) Oracle
4 2 (6.45%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (3.23%) CA
5 1 (3.23%) PlateSpin
5 1 (3.23%) Red Hat