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 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 3 6
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 6 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Macclesfield 14.29% 21.43% 15.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 85.71% 87.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 5
Average daily rate
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£325 £450 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +36.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £310 £311
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -0.32%
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%
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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
6 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Macclesfield 14.29% 25.00% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 6
Average daily rate £325 £475 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.57% +35.71%
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 £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 24 Related IT Skills in Macclesfield

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 9 (81.82%) .NET
1 9 (81.82%) C#
2 8 (72.73%) Back Office
2 8 (72.73%) VB
2 8 (72.73%) SQL Server
2 8 (72.73%) Web Services
2 8 (72.73%) WinForms
3 4 (36.36%) SQL
4 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
4 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
5 1 (9.09%) WinRT
5 1 (9.09%) Software Deployment
5 1 (9.09%) Data Management
5 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Vista
5 1 (9.09%) SCCM
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Phone 8
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Phone
5 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
5 1 (9.09%) XAML
5 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
5 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
5 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
5 1 (9.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Macclesfield by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (72.73%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (72.73%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Developer
2 8 (72.73%) .NET Developer
3 3 (27.27%) .NET Software Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Software Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Project Coordinator
4 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (81.82%) .NET
2 8 (72.73%) Web Services
2 8 (72.73%) WinForms
3 1 (9.09%) WinRT
3 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
1 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Vista
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Phone 8
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (9.09%) Software Deployment
1 1 (9.09%) Data Management
1 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) C#
2 8 (72.73%) VB
3 4 (36.36%) SQL
4 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
4 1 (9.09%) XAML
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
1 1 (9.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft