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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 12 7
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 3 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Macclesfield 8.33% 1.54% 10.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 75.00% 50.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
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£450 - £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.81 £14.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.38% -7.81%
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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
4 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Macclesfield 11.11% 3.08% 10.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate £450 - £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

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 19 December 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 6 (66.67%) VB
1 6 (66.67%) .NET
1 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 6 (66.67%) Web Services
1 6 (66.67%) C#
1 6 (66.67%) Back Office
1 6 (66.67%) WinForms
2 4 (44.44%) SQL
3 3 (33.33%) Linux
3 3 (33.33%) WAN
4 2 (22.22%) FlexPod
4 2 (22.22%) Migration
4 2 (22.22%) VMware
4 2 (22.22%) Clustering
4 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco
4 2 (22.22%) IBM
4 2 (22.22%) Sun
4 2 (22.22%) HP
4 2 (22.22%) Dell
4 2 (22.22%) Citrix
4 2 (22.22%) UNIX
4 2 (22.22%) AIX
4 2 (22.22%) HPUX
4 2 (22.22%) Solaris
4 2 (22.22%) Zachman Framework
4 2 (22.22%) TOGAF
4 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (11.11%) Retail

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Macclesfield by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (11.11%) SaaS
1 1 (11.11%) PaaS
1 1 (11.11%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
2 1 (11.11%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (66.67%) Back Office
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Developer
1 6 (66.67%) .NET Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (33.33%) Architect
3 2 (22.22%) IT Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Software Developer
4 1 (11.11%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) .NET
1 6 (66.67%) Web Services
1 6 (66.67%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) FlexPod
1 2 (22.22%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) UNIX
2 2 (22.22%) AIX
2 2 (22.22%) HPUX
2 2 (22.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Migration
1 2 (22.22%) Zachman Framework
1 2 (22.22%) TOGAF
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) VB
1 6 (66.67%) C#
2 4 (44.44%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) VMware
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco
1 2 (22.22%) IBM
1 2 (22.22%) Sun
1 2 (22.22%) HP
1 2 (22.22%) Dell
1 2 (22.22%) Citrix