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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 7 6
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 3 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stockport 12.00% 15.79% 10.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 75.00% 30.00% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £10.00 £10.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -47.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Stockport
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
4 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stockport 16.00% 52.63% 24.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 3
Average daily rate £290 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -1.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Average hourly rate £12.00 £10.50 £28.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -62.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
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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 1 August 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 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (25.00%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) .NET
3 2 (25.00%) Linux
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (12.50%) Security Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) GPEN
4 1 (12.50%) OSCP
4 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (12.50%) Business Transformation
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (12.50%) CCNP
4 1 (12.50%) CCNA
4 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
4 1 (12.50%) SOA
4 1 (12.50%) LAN
4 1 (12.50%) VoIP
4 1 (12.50%) WAN
4 1 (12.50%) VPN
4 1 (12.50%) MCSE
4 1 (12.50%) Java
4 1 (12.50%) Perl
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (12.50%) DB2
4 1 (12.50%) UNIX
4 1 (12.50%) CISSP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Stockport by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
1 1 (12.50%) VoIP
1 1 (12.50%) WAN
1 1 (12.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) DB2
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) 1st Line Support
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Security Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Security Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
1 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 1 (12.50%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) UNIX
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (12.50%) Android
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) Security Architecture
1 1 (12.50%) Performance Improvement
1 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
1 1 (12.50%) Business Transformation
1 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
1 1 (12.50%) SOA
1 1 (12.50%) Change Management
1 1 (12.50%) Information Security
1 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Java
1 1 (12.50%) Perl
1 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) GPEN
1 1 (12.50%) OSCP
1 1 (12.50%) CCNP
1 1 (12.50%) CCNA
1 1 (12.50%) MCSE
1 1 (12.50%) CISSP
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (12.50%) RHCE
1 1 (12.50%) CISA
1 1 (12.50%) CISM
1 1 (12.50%) GSEC
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Lotus
3 1 (12.50%) McAfee
3 1 (12.50%) FatWire
3 1 (12.50%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) Endeca