The first table below looks at the demand for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Stockport region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 23 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 Stockport 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 4 7
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stockport 21.21% 13.33% 13.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.00% 50.00% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Average daily rate £233 £263 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% -25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £305 £318
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -3.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Stockport
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
14 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stockport 42.42% 26.67% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 8
Average daily rate £350 £310 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £215 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £337 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
- -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows
Manchester

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Stockport

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Stockport

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Stockport

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

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Stockport

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Stockport

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Stockport region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Stockport

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Stockport

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Stockport

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stockport

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Stockport 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 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
3 4 (30.77%) .NET
3 4 (30.77%) MCSE
3 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (23.08%) Windows XP
4 3 (23.08%) SLA
4 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
4 3 (23.08%) Finance
4 3 (23.08%) Migration
4 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
5 2 (15.38%) WCF
5 2 (15.38%) Windows 8
5 2 (15.38%) SCSM
5 2 (15.38%) LINQ
5 2 (15.38%) SCOM
5 2 (15.38%) C#
5 2 (15.38%) Linux
5 2 (15.38%) SOA
6 1 (7.69%) LAN
6 1 (7.69%) SMS
6 1 (7.69%) WAN
6 1 (7.69%) N-Tier
6 1 (7.69%) RHCE
6 1 (7.69%) Lotus
6 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (7.69%) McAfee
6 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
6 1 (7.69%) HTML
6 1 (7.69%) Java

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Stockport by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Stockport 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.

Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) LAN
1 1 (7.69%) SMS
1 1 (7.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
1 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (7.69%) Subversion
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Desktop Support
1 3 (23.08%) Support Technician
1 3 (23.08%) 1st Line Support
1 3 (23.08%) Desktop Support Technician
1 3 (23.08%) Desktop Technician
2 2 (15.38%) Implementation Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Software Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Security Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Security Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) .NET
2 2 (15.38%) WCF
2 2 (15.38%) LINQ
3 1 (7.69%) HTML
3 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
3 1 (7.69%) CSS
3 1 (7.69%) Web Services
3 1 (7.69%) WPF
3 1 (7.69%) Silverlight
3 1 (7.69%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) N-Tier
1 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
1 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
1 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
1 1 (7.69%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows XP
1 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
2 2 (15.38%) Windows 8
2 2 (15.38%) Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Migration
2 2 (15.38%) SOA
3 1 (7.69%) CRM
3 1 (7.69%) Information Security
3 1 (7.69%) Change Management
3 1 (7.69%) MVC
3 1 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
3 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (7.69%) Dependency Injection
3 1 (7.69%) Security Architecture
3 1 (7.69%) Software Architecture
3 1 (7.69%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (7.69%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) C#
2 1 (7.69%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) Perl
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
2 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) MCSE
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.69%) RHCE
2 1 (7.69%) CCNP
2 1 (7.69%) CCNA
2 1 (7.69%) CISSP
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.69%) CISA
2 1 (7.69%) CISM
2 1 (7.69%) GSEC
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) GPEN
2 1 (7.69%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) SCSM
1 2 (15.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Lotus
2 1 (7.69%) McAfee
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Citrix
2 1 (7.69%) FatWire
2 1 (7.69%) VMware
2 1 (7.69%) Endeca
2 1 (7.69%) Wonderware