The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Macclesfield region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 4 11
Rank change year-on-year
0 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows 9 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Macclesfield 21.43% 18.75% 1.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 90.00% 75.00% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate £281 £450 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +125.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.31% -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 Macclesfield region.

Operating Systems Category
Macclesfield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
10 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Macclesfield 23.81% 25.00% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Average daily rate £300 £450 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +125.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Macclesfield

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Macclesfield region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Macclesfield

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Macclesfield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Macclesfield region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Macclesfield

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Macclesfield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Macclesfield region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Macclesfield

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Macclesfield

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Macclesfield 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 9 (81.82%) Linux
1 9 (81.82%) Migration
2 8 (72.73%) AIX
2 8 (72.73%) HPUX
2 8 (72.73%) Solaris
2 8 (72.73%) WAN
2 8 (72.73%) Cisco
2 8 (72.73%) IBM
2 8 (72.73%) Sun
2 8 (72.73%) HP
2 8 (72.73%) Dell
2 8 (72.73%) VMware
2 8 (72.73%) Clustering
2 8 (72.73%) FlexPod
2 8 (72.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (72.73%) Hyper-V
2 8 (72.73%) Data Centre
2 8 (72.73%) VCE vBlock
3 6 (54.55%) Citrix
3 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
4 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (9.09%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (9.09%) Data Migration
5 1 (9.09%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
5 1 (9.09%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (9.09%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Macclesfield by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Macclesfield 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (9.09%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (9.09%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 8 (72.73%) WAN
2 1 (9.09%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon RDS
General
1 1 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Architect
1 8 (72.73%) Infrastructure Architect
2 7 (63.64%) IT Architect
2 7 (63.64%) IT Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V Architect
3 2 (18.18%) VMware Architect
4 1 (9.09%) AWS Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (72.73%) Clustering
1 8 (72.73%) Data Centre
1 8 (72.73%) FlexPod
1 8 (72.73%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 9 (81.82%) Linux
2 8 (72.73%) AIX
2 8 (72.73%) HPUX
2 8 (72.73%) Solaris
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Migration
2 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (9.09%) Data Migration
2 1 (9.09%) Scrum
System Software
1 8 (72.73%) Hyper-V
1 8 (72.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Cisco
1 8 (72.73%) Dell
1 8 (72.73%) HP
1 8 (72.73%) IBM
1 8 (72.73%) Sun
1 8 (72.73%) VMware
2 6 (54.55%) Citrix