The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Stockport region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
Manchester / Stockport
Rank 5 14 2
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -12
Contract jobs citing Windows 3 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stockport 12.50% 4.88% 30.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 40.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Median daily rate £650 £338 £188
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+92.59% +80.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £13.50 - £9.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.93 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-8.94% +9.82%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Stockport region.

Operating Systems Category
Stockport
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
3 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stockport 12.50% 12.20% 30.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Median daily rate £650 £300 £188
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+116.66% +60.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £366 £355 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £13.50 - £9.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £15.73
% change year-on-year
-10.29% +8.10%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Stockport

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Stockport region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 27 February 2017, 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 Stockport region with a requirement for Windows.

1 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (55.56%) Windows Server
4 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
4 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (33.33%) DNS
5 3 (33.33%) Linux
5 3 (33.33%) LDAP
5 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 2 (22.22%) MS Office
6 2 (22.22%) Migration
6 2 (22.22%) Replication
6 2 (22.22%) Time Management
6 2 (22.22%) PKI
6 2 (22.22%) Electronics
7 1 (11.11%) Finance
7 1 (11.11%) Validation
7 1 (11.11%) Firewall
7 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (11.11%) Puppet
7 1 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (11.11%) Ansible
7 1 (11.11%) DevOps
7 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
7 1 (11.11%) RTSP
7 1 (11.11%) Ruby

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Stockport 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 1 (11.11%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (22.22%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) DNS
1 3 (33.33%) LDAP
2 1 (11.11%) DHCP
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
2 1 (11.11%) RIP
2 1 (11.11%) RTP
2 1 (11.11%) RTSP
2 1 (11.11%) SMTP
2 1 (11.11%) WAN
General
1 2 (22.22%) Electronics
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Desktop Support
1 3 (33.33%) IT Support
2 2 (22.22%) 1st Line Support
2 2 (22.22%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
2 2 (22.22%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
2 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Applications Support
3 1 (11.11%) Applications Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Linux Support
3 1 (11.11%) Linux Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (22.22%) PKI
2 2 (22.22%) Replication
3 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows Server
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (33.33%) Linux
3 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (11.11%) Unix
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Migration
1 2 (22.22%) Time Management
2 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
2 1 (11.11%) DevOps
2 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Java
1 1 (11.11%) Python
1 1 (11.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) CCA
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (11.11%) MCSE
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Ansible
1 1 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (11.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix