The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Macclesfield region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 8 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 3 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Macclesfield 7.89% 7.69% 13.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 100.00% 55.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Average daily rate
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£294 £425 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.88% +28.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £12.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Macclesfield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
3 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Macclesfield 7.89% 7.69% 23.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 6
Average daily rate £263 £425 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.23% +41.43%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £12.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -7.24%
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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 22 July 2014, 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 (57.14%) Windows 7
2 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) VB
3 2 (28.57%) Back Office
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (28.57%) Web Services
3 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
3 2 (28.57%) WinForms
4 1 (14.29%) Data Management
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Vista
4 1 (14.29%) Application Packaging
4 1 (14.29%) SCCM
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Phone 8
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Phone
4 1 (14.29%) Software Deployment
4 1 (14.29%) WinRT
4 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
4 1 (14.29%) Citrix
4 1 (14.29%) EPoS
4 1 (14.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
4 1 (14.29%) XAML
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) VB.NET

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Macclesfield by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (28.57%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) .NET Software Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Software Developer
2 2 (28.57%) .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Project Coordinator
3 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Coordinator
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) Web Services
2 2 (28.57%) WinForms
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 1 (14.29%) Application Packaging
3 1 (14.29%) WinRT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
2 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Vista
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Phone 8
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Data Management
1 1 (14.29%) Software Deployment
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL
1 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
1 1 (14.29%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) VB
3 1 (14.29%) XAML
3 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
1 1 (14.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix