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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 8 6
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 12 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 12.37% 14.08% 15.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 41.38% 62.50% 55.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 6
Average daily rate £389 £424 £409
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.25% +3.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £397 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £451 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £295
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -
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
29 16 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 29.90% 22.54% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 4 14
Average daily rate £390 £390 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £363 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £458 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

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 5 February 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 5 February 2016, 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 20 (66.67%) Finance
2 19 (63.33%) Banking
3 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
4 12 (40.00%) Linux
5 11 (36.67%) Windows XP
6 10 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 10 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (33.33%) TDD
6 10 (33.33%) Software Engineering
6 10 (33.33%) Degree
6 10 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (26.67%) Migration
7 8 (26.67%) Internet
7 8 (26.67%) Unix
7 8 (26.67%) AIX
7 8 (26.67%) HTML
7 8 (26.67%) JavaScript
7 8 (26.67%) jQuery
7 8 (26.67%) Git (software)
7 8 (26.67%) HTML5
7 8 (26.67%) AngularJS
8 7 (23.33%) SDLC
8 7 (23.33%) Waterfall
8 7 (23.33%) BDD
8 7 (23.33%) Windows 7
8 7 (23.33%) Mac OS
8 7 (23.33%) Java EE
8 7 (23.33%) Data Protection
8 7 (23.33%) Windows Vista
8 7 (23.33%) JSON

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.33%) JBoss
2 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 8 (26.67%) Internet
2 1 (3.33%) DMZ
2 1 (3.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (26.67%) Git (software)
2 7 (23.33%) Subversion
3 3 (10.00%) SpecFlow
3 3 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (10.00%) TestComplete
4 2 (6.67%) TeamCity
5 1 (3.33%) FishEye
5 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.33%) JIRA
5 1 (3.33%) JUnit
General
1 20 (66.67%) Finance
2 19 (63.33%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 8 (26.67%) Developer
3 7 (23.33%) Java Developer
4 5 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 5 (16.67%) Support Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) Desktop Support
5 4 (13.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Architect
6 3 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (6.67%) Integration Architect
7 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) HTML CSS Developer
8 1 (3.33%) HTML Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 1 (3.33%) J2EE Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Project Manager
8 1 (3.33%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (26.67%) AngularJS
1 8 (26.67%) HTML
1 8 (26.67%) HTML5
1 8 (26.67%) jQuery
2 7 (23.33%) Java EE
2 7 (23.33%) JSON
2 7 (23.33%) Web Services
2 7 (23.33%) WSDL
2 7 (23.33%) XML
3 3 (10.00%) .NET
4 1 (3.33%) CSS
4 1 (3.33%) J2EE
4 1 (3.33%) Middleware
4 1 (3.33%) Spring
4 1 (3.33%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (40.00%) Linux
2 11 (36.67%) Windows XP
3 8 (26.67%) AIX
3 8 (26.67%) Unix
4 7 (23.33%) Mac OS
4 7 (23.33%) Windows 7
4 7 (23.33%) Windows Vista
5 4 (13.33%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
1 10 (33.33%) Software Engineering
1 10 (33.33%) TDD
2 8 (26.67%) Migration
3 7 (23.33%) BDD
3 7 (23.33%) Data Protection
3 7 (23.33%) OO
3 7 (23.33%) OOP
3 7 (23.33%) SDLC
3 7 (23.33%) Waterfall
4 3 (10.00%) Change Management
4 3 (10.00%) Code Coverage
4 3 (10.00%) ITIL
4 3 (10.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (6.67%) Capacity Management
5 2 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (6.67%) Demand Management
5 2 (6.67%) Risk Management
5 2 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (26.67%) JavaScript
2 7 (23.33%) C
2 7 (23.33%) C++
2 7 (23.33%) Java
2 7 (23.33%) Objective-C
3 3 (10.00%) SQL
4 2 (6.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (33.33%) Degree
2 3 (10.00%) CCEA
2 3 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) SCCM
2 2 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (20.00%) Citrix
3 5 (16.67%) Apple
4 4 (13.33%) VMware
5 1 (3.33%) CA
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle
5 1 (3.33%) PlateSpin
5 1 (3.33%) Red Hat