The table below looks at the statistics 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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 5 3
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 12 1 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Runcorn 52.17% 9.09% 44.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.67% 33.33% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 3
Average daily rate
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£268 - £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 - £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £289 - £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £313 £312
% change year-on-year
-2.40% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -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 Runcorn region.

Operating Systems Category
Runcorn
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
18 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Runcorn 78.26% 27.27% 48.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 0 4
Average daily rate £290 - £363
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 - £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 - £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.57% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Runcorn

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Runcorn region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram 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 26 Related IT Skills in Runcorn

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 16 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 13 (72.22%) SC Cleared
2 13 (72.22%) Security Cleared
3 12 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (66.67%) VMware
4 7 (38.89%) Citrix
5 6 (33.33%) Linux
6 5 (27.78%) XenApp
7 4 (22.22%) Windows XP
8 3 (16.67%) ITIL
8 3 (16.67%) Incident Management
9 2 (11.11%) SCCM
9 2 (11.11%) SCOM
9 2 (11.11%) Migration
9 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
10 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
10 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (5.56%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (5.56%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
10 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
10 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
10 1 (5.56%) VMware ESX

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Runcorn by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (5.56%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.56%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Server Engineer
1 6 (33.33%) Windows Server Engineer
1 6 (33.33%) Wintel Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Wintel Specialist
2 4 (22.22%) Wintel Technical Specialist
2 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 4 (22.22%) Technical Specialist
2 4 (22.22%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (16.67%) Service Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Linux Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) SharePoint Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Project Coordinator
5 1 (5.56%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (5.56%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) Windows SharePoint Services
Operating Systems
1 12 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 12 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (33.33%) Linux
3 4 (22.22%) Windows XP
4 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) ITIL
1 3 (16.67%) Incident Management
2 2 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 13 (72.22%) SC Cleared
1 13 (72.22%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 16 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 5 (27.78%) XenApp
3 1 (5.56%) VMware ESX
3 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) SCCM
1 2 (11.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (66.67%) VMware
2 7 (38.89%) Citrix