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 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 14 3 5
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 1 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Macclesfield 1.67% 19.05% 12.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.67% 100.00% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 2
Average daily rate
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- £325 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -27.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.73% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.12
% change year-on-year
+5.73% -0.76%
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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
15 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Macclesfield 25.00% 19.05% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 3
Average daily rate £450 £325 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -31.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 31 August 2015, 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 4 (66.67%) UNIX
1 4 (66.67%) NetApp
1 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) HPUX
3 2 (33.33%) Solaris
3 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 2 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (33.33%) Service Management
3 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
4 1 (16.67%) Data ONTAP
4 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL
4 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) NAS
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) NCIE
4 1 (16.67%) VCAP
4 1 (16.67%) FlexPod
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) CCNP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Macclesfield by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) SAN
1 1 (16.67%) NAS
General
1 2 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Problem Manager
1 3 (50.00%) Incident Manager
1 3 (50.00%) Incident & Problem Manager
2 1 (16.67%) FlexPod Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) NetApp Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Server Technician
2 1 (16.67%) IT Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (16.67%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) IT Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Storage Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) UNIX
2 3 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) HPUX
3 2 (33.33%) Solaris
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Service Management
1 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CCNP
1 1 (16.67%) CCNA
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (16.67%) NCIE
1 1 (16.67%) VCAP
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) NetApp
1 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix