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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 9 7
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stockport 24.14% 12.00% 15.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 70.00% 75.00% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£175 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
Average hourly rate £13.50 £10.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% -4.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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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
10 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stockport 34.48% 16.00% 52.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 6
Average daily rate £245 £290 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.51% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £290 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £290 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 2
Average hourly rate £13.50 £12.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Stockport

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Stockport region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Stockport

Windows
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Stockport

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 7 (70.00%) MS Excel
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (70.00%) Windows 7
2 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (50.00%) LAN
3 5 (50.00%) WAN
3 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (30.00%) ITIL
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (20.00%) Server Monitoring
5 2 (20.00%) MCSE
5 2 (20.00%) MS Office
6 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
6 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
6 1 (10.00%) Citrix
6 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (10.00%) InstallShield
6 1 (10.00%) VMware
6 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
6 1 (10.00%) C++

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Stockport by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

Applications
1 7 (70.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) LAN
1 5 (50.00%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (10.00%) InstallShield
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Desktop Support
2 3 (30.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Service Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Applications Packager
4 1 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (20.00%) MCSE
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix
2 1 (10.00%) VMware
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