The first table below looks at the demand for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Runcorn region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Runcorn 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 - 6
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 9 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Runcorn 45.00% - 19.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% - 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 3
Average daily rate £270 - £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Runcorn
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
9 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Runcorn 45.00% 25.00% 19.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 3
Average daily rate £270 £600 £324
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-55.00% +85.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows
Cheshire

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Runcorn

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Runcorn region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Runcorn

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Runcorn

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Runcorn region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Runcorn

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Runcorn

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Runcorn region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Runcorn

Windows
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Runcorn

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Runcorn 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 10 (90.91%) SC Cleared
1 10 (90.91%) Security Cleared
2 9 (81.82%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (81.82%) Citrix
2 9 (81.82%) VMware
2 9 (81.82%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
4 5 (45.45%) SCCM
4 5 (45.45%) SCOM
5 4 (36.36%) XenApp
6 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
7 1 (9.09%) vSphere
7 1 (9.09%) WinForms
7 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
7 1 (9.09%) C#
7 1 (9.09%) SQL
7 1 (9.09%) .NET
7 1 (9.09%) Migration
7 1 (9.09%) TDD
7 1 (9.09%) MCTS
7 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (9.09%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 1 (9.09%) MCPD
7 1 (9.09%) WPF
7 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
7 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Runcorn by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Runcorn 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 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Wintel Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Technical Specialist
2 3 (27.27%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 3 (27.27%) Wintel Specialist
2 3 (27.27%) Wintel Technical Specialist
3 2 (18.18%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Build Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Server Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) WinForms Developer
4 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Wintel Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) WinForms
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) Windows SharePoint Services
1 1 (9.09%) WPF
Operating Systems
1 9 (81.82%) Windows Server 2008
1 9 (81.82%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (9.09%) Migration
1 1 (9.09%) TDD
1 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) C#
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (90.91%) SC Cleared
1 10 (90.91%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (9.09%) MCTS
2 1 (9.09%) MCPD
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 4 (36.36%) XenApp
3 1 (9.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) SCCM
1 5 (45.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Citrix
1 9 (81.82%) VMware