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 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 9 13
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 4 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stockport 13.33% 12.00% 5.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 37.50% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate
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£250 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £10.00 £11.25 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +2.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -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 Stockport region.

Operating Systems Category
Stockport
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
4 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stockport 13.33% 32.00% 23.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 4
Average daily rate £250 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +15.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Average hourly rate £10.00 £12.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -68.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Stockport

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (55.56%) Windows XP
2 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) Linux
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 2 (22.22%) VMware
4 2 (22.22%) MCSE
4 2 (22.22%) .NET
4 2 (22.22%) Citrix
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (11.11%) RHCE
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (11.11%) Internet
5 1 (11.11%) McAfee
5 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
5 1 (11.11%) Mainframe
5 1 (11.11%) CISSP
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (11.11%) CISA
5 1 (11.11%) CISM
5 1 (11.11%) Change Management
5 1 (11.11%) Finance
5 1 (11.11%) FatWire
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle
5 1 (11.11%) DB2
5 1 (11.11%) IIS
5 1 (11.11%) UNIX
5 1 (11.11%) MCSA
5 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
5 1 (11.11%) CCNP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Stockport by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) IIS
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) LAN
1 1 (11.11%) VoIP
1 1 (11.11%) WAN
1 1 (11.11%) VPN
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) DB2
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (33.33%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Support Technician
3 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Security Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) IT Support Technician
3 1 (11.11%) Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Web Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
1 1 (11.11%) Mainframe
1 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 1 (11.11%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows XP
2 3 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 1 (11.11%) UNIX
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (11.11%) Android
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
1 1 (11.11%) SOA
1 1 (11.11%) Change Management
1 1 (11.11%) Information Security
1 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
1 1 (11.11%) Security Architecture
1 1 (11.11%) Performance Improvement
1 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
1 1 (11.11%) Business Transformation
1 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Java
1 1 (11.11%) Perl
1 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (22.22%) MCSE
2 1 (11.11%) MCSA
2 1 (11.11%) CCNP
2 1 (11.11%) CCNA
2 1 (11.11%) CISSP
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (11.11%) RHCE
2 1 (11.11%) CISA
2 1 (11.11%) CISM
2 1 (11.11%) GSEC
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) GPEN
2 1 (11.11%) OSCP
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Citrix
2 2 (22.22%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) Endeca
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) McAfee
3 1 (11.11%) FatWire