The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Macclesfield region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 12 10 8
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Macclesfield 12.07% 7.94% 12.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 77.78% 71.43% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 3
Median daily rate £444 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.93% +23.07%
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £13.00 - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+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
9 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Macclesfield 15.52% 11.11% 16.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 3
Median daily rate £445 £400 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.25% +52.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £350 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £429 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.32% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £13.00 - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.85 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +2.25%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Macclesfield

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Macclesfield region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Macclesfield

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Macclesfield region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Macclesfield region with a requirement for Windows.

1 13 (68.42%) Linux
1 13 (68.42%) AIX
2 12 (63.16%) VMware
3 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
3 10 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (47.37%) Migration
4 9 (47.37%) Active Directory
5 8 (42.11%) HP
5 8 (42.11%) Dell
5 8 (42.11%) Clustering
5 8 (42.11%) Sun
5 8 (42.11%) Cisco
5 8 (42.11%) IBM
5 8 (42.11%) HPUX
5 8 (42.11%) Solaris
5 8 (42.11%) WAN
5 8 (42.11%) Hyper-V
5 8 (42.11%) FlexPod
5 8 (42.11%) Data Centre
5 8 (42.11%) VCE vBlock
6 6 (31.58%) Windows 7
6 6 (31.58%) Citrix
7 5 (26.32%) Apple
7 5 (26.32%) Apache
7 5 (26.32%) Tomcat
7 5 (26.32%) SQL
7 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
7 5 (26.32%) IIS
7 5 (26.32%) Apple iOS
7 5 (26.32%) CentOS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Macclesfield by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (26.32%) Apache
1 5 (26.32%) IIS
1 5 (26.32%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.26%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
1 3 (15.79%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) IaaS
1 4 (21.05%) PaaS
1 4 (21.05%) SaaS
2 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (42.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (15.79%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Architect
1 8 (42.11%) Infrastructure Architect
2 7 (36.84%) IT Architect
2 7 (36.84%) IT Infrastructure Architect
3 5 (26.32%) Desktop Support
4 4 (21.05%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (21.05%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 4 (21.05%) Support Engineer
5 3 (15.79%) Test Manager
6 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V Architect
6 2 (10.53%) Test Automation Manager
6 2 (10.53%) VMware Architect
7 1 (5.26%) Active Directory Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) Customer Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) Mac Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
7 1 (5.26%) SCCM Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) Test Project Manager
7 1 (5.26%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
1 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) Clustering
1 8 (42.11%) Data Centre
1 8 (42.11%) FlexPod
1 8 (42.11%) VCE vBlock
2 2 (10.53%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (68.42%) AIX
1 13 (68.42%) Linux
2 8 (42.11%) HPUX
2 8 (42.11%) Solaris
3 6 (31.58%) Windows 7
4 5 (26.32%) Apple iOS
4 5 (26.32%) CentOS
4 5 (26.32%) Mac OS
4 5 (26.32%) Windows 8
5 3 (15.79%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Migration
2 4 (21.05%) Capacity Management
2 4 (21.05%) Configuration Management
3 3 (15.79%) Automation Testing
3 3 (15.79%) Build Automation
3 3 (15.79%) Project Management
3 3 (15.79%) Software Deployment
3 3 (15.79%) Test Management
4 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.53%) Information Security
4 2 (10.53%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (10.53%) Performance Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Server Building
4 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) Bash Shell
2 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
2 2 (10.53%) Python
2 2 (10.53%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (47.37%) Active Directory
3 8 (42.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) Puppet
1 4 (21.05%) vRealize
2 3 (15.79%) SCCM
2 3 (15.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (10.53%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) VMware
2 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
3 8 (42.11%) Cisco
3 8 (42.11%) Dell
3 8 (42.11%) HP
3 8 (42.11%) IBM
3 8 (42.11%) Sun
4 6 (31.58%) Citrix
5 5 (26.32%) Apple
6 2 (10.53%) BMC