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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 8 8
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 9 20 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 17.31% 12.27% 8.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 51.28% 71.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 4
Average daily rate
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£325 £356 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.77% +5.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
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
9 39 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 17.31% 23.93% 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 22 5
Average daily rate £325 £303 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.43% -6.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.15 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.19% -8.82%

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 17 September 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 18 (58.06%) Active Directory
2 15 (48.39%) Microsoft
2 15 (48.39%) Windows Server 2003
2 15 (48.39%) SQL Server
2 15 (48.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (45.16%) SharePoint
4 13 (41.94%) IIS
4 13 (41.94%) Finance
5 9 (29.03%) SQL
5 9 (29.03%) Cyber-Ark
6 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (25.81%) PowerShell
6 8 (25.81%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (25.81%) MS Excel
6 8 (25.81%) MS Exchange
6 8 (25.81%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (25.81%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (22.58%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (22.58%) TCP/IP
7 7 (22.58%) .NET
8 6 (19.35%) Oracle
8 6 (19.35%) Linux
8 6 (19.35%) UNIX
8 6 (19.35%) DNS
8 6 (19.35%) Load Balancing
8 6 (19.35%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (19.35%) Clustering
8 6 (19.35%) Banking
9 5 (16.13%) VMware
10 4 (12.90%) Management Information System

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 14 (45.16%) SharePoint
2 13 (41.94%) IIS
3 8 (25.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (25.81%) MS Exchange
3 8 (25.81%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (25.81%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (12.90%) WebSphere
5 3 (9.68%) iPlanet
5 3 (9.68%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (6.45%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (6.45%) Tomcat
7 1 (3.23%) Apache
7 1 (3.23%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (3.23%) WebLogic
7 1 (3.23%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 8 (25.81%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.68%) MS Office
3 1 (3.23%) MS Project
3 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (22.58%) TCP/IP
2 6 (19.35%) DNS
3 1 (3.23%) VPN
3 1 (3.23%) FTP
3 1 (3.23%) Intranet
3 1 (3.23%) Internet
3 1 (3.23%) LDAP
3 1 (3.23%) Wireless
3 1 (3.23%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (48.39%) SQL Server
2 7 (22.58%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (19.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.23%) QlikView
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Git (software)
1 3 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (9.68%) Subversion
1 3 (9.68%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (41.94%) Finance
2 6 (19.35%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (16.13%) Administrator
2 4 (12.90%) Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Consultant
3 3 (9.68%) Technical Consultant
3 3 (9.68%) Service Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (9.68%) SharePoint Administrator
3 3 (9.68%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Windows Technical Consultant
4 2 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Service Desk Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Help Desk Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Business Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Desktop Support
5 1 (3.23%) Developer
5 1 (3.23%) DBA
5 1 (3.23%) Technical Support
5 1 (3.23%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (22.58%) .NET
2 1 (3.23%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (3.23%) Middleware
2 1 (3.23%) HTML
2 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.23%) Web Services
2 1 (3.23%) Application Packaging
2 1 (3.23%) WCF
2 1 (3.23%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Clustering
2 4 (12.90%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.23%) PKI
3 1 (3.23%) Tandem
3 1 (3.23%) AS400
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (48.39%) Windows Server 2003
1 15 (48.39%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (19.35%) Linux
3 6 (19.35%) UNIX
4 3 (9.68%) Windows XP
5 2 (6.45%) AIX
6 1 (3.23%) VMS
6 1 (3.23%) HPUX
6 1 (3.23%) Solaris
6 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (19.35%) Load Balancing
2 3 (9.68%) Web Development
2 3 (9.68%) Incident Management
2 3 (9.68%) Problem Management
2 3 (9.68%) Software Engineering
2 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (9.68%) Waterfall
3 2 (6.45%) Change Control
3 2 (6.45%) Release Management
4 1 (3.23%) CRM
4 1 (3.23%) ITIL
4 1 (3.23%) Performance Management
4 1 (3.23%) Product Management
4 1 (3.23%) Data Analysis
4 1 (3.23%) MVC
4 1 (3.23%) Risk Management
4 1 (3.23%) Change Management
4 1 (3.23%) Identity Management
4 1 (3.23%) Migration
4 1 (3.23%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 9 (29.03%) SQL
2 8 (25.81%) PowerShell
3 3 (9.68%) Python
3 3 (9.68%) Perl
4 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.23%) VB
4 1 (3.23%) C#
4 1 (3.23%) Java
4 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.23%) AWK
4 1 (3.23%) Jython
4 1 (3.23%) sed
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (9.68%) MCSE
1 3 (9.68%) Degree
1 3 (9.68%) MCITP
1 3 (9.68%) MCTS
2 1 (3.23%) ISEB
2 1 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 18 (58.06%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.23%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 2 (6.45%) SCCM
2 1 (3.23%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (3.23%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (3.23%) CA Wily
2 1 (3.23%) Foglight
2 1 (3.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 15 (48.39%) Microsoft
2 9 (29.03%) Cyber-Ark
3 6 (19.35%) Oracle
4 5 (16.13%) VMware
5 2 (6.45%) Red Hat
5 2 (6.45%) IBM
6 1 (3.23%) Sun
6 1 (3.23%) CA
6 1 (3.23%) HP
6 1 (3.23%) Citrix
6 1 (3.23%) TIBCO
6 1 (3.23%) Symantec
6 1 (3.23%) JBoss
6 1 (3.23%) Wincor Nixdorf
6 1 (3.23%) Tumbleweed
6 1 (3.23%) Splunk
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