The table below looks at the statistics 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 4 March 2015 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 3 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stockport 20.00% 28.00% 15.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 58.33% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate
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£190 £350 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.71% +62.79%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £9.50 £10.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
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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 Stockport region.

Operating Systems Category
Stockport
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
3 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stockport 20.00% 48.00% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 3
Average daily rate £190 £350 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.71% +62.79%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £9.50 £10.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%

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
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 25 Related IT Skills in Stockport

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 9 (90.00%) Windows XP
2 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (40.00%) Migration
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (30.00%) SCCM
5 2 (20.00%) MS Office
5 2 (20.00%) ITIL
5 2 (20.00%) MCSE
5 2 (20.00%) MCSA
5 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
6 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
6 1 (10.00%) MCP
6 1 (10.00%) Linux
6 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (10.00%) Internet
6 1 (10.00%) Citrix
6 1 (10.00%) IIS
6 1 (10.00%) VMware
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (10.00%) Banking
6 1 (10.00%) MCITP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Stockport by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Office
2 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
General
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) IT Support Technician
3 2 (20.00%) IT Support
3 2 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Support Technician
3 2 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (20.00%) Service Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Web Analyst
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows XP
2 6 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (10.00%) Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (20.00%) MCSE
2 2 (20.00%) MCSA
3 1 (10.00%) MCP
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (10.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix
2 1 (10.00%) VMware