The first table below looks at the demand for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Warrington region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 28 July 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 Warrington 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 3 15
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +12
Contract jobs citing Windows 32 17 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 16.08% 18.68% 8.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.18% 89.47% 58.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 6
Average daily rate
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£355 £363 £141
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% +156.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £154 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £309
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £314
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 2
Average hourly rate £10.00 £20.00 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +63.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £15.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £27.50 £13.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Warrington
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
55 19 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 27.64% 20.88% 13.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 6 8
Average daily rate £300 £450 £141
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +218.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £113 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £475 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 2
Average hourly rate £10.00 £17.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +59.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows
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Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Warrington

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Warrington region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Warrington

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Warrington

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Warrington region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Warrington

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Warrington

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Warrington region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Warrington

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Warrington

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Warrington region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Warrington

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in Warrington

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Warrington region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Warrington

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warrington

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Warrington 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 24 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 15 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 14 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (28.57%) Citrix
4 12 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 12 (28.57%) Windows 7
5 11 (26.19%) VMware
5 11 (26.19%) Information Security
6 8 (19.05%) CRM
6 8 (19.05%) Dynamics CRM
6 8 (19.05%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (16.67%) Windows XP
7 7 (16.67%) Linux
8 6 (14.29%) ITIL
8 6 (14.29%) MS Office
9 5 (11.90%) MS Exchange
9 5 (11.90%) VPN
9 5 (11.90%) WAN
9 5 (11.90%) Sophos
9 5 (11.90%) SonicWALL
9 5 (11.90%) Draytek
9 5 (11.90%) Firewall
9 5 (11.90%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (9.52%) Cisco
10 4 (9.52%) LAN
11 3 (7.14%) Oracle
11 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
11 3 (7.14%) MS Excel

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Warrington 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 5 (11.90%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.14%) Lync
2 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.76%) IIS
3 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (14.29%) MS Office
2 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (19.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 5 (11.90%) VPN
2 5 (11.90%) Firewall
2 5 (11.90%) WAN
3 4 (9.52%) LAN
4 3 (7.14%) Wireless
5 2 (4.76%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (4.76%) Junos
5 2 (4.76%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (4.76%) PSTN
5 2 (4.76%) ADSL
5 2 (4.76%) ISDN
5 2 (4.76%) DHCP
5 2 (4.76%) Ethernet
5 2 (4.76%) HTTP
5 2 (4.76%) SNMP
5 2 (4.76%) Internet
5 2 (4.76%) MPLS
5 2 (4.76%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (26.19%) Architect
2 9 (21.43%) Analyst
3 8 (19.05%) Technical Architect
4 4 (9.52%) Help Desk Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Support Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Service Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Help Desk Support
5 3 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
5 3 (7.14%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) 1st Line Support Technician
6 2 (4.76%) Support Technician
6 2 (4.76%) Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Network Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) HTML
1 2 (4.76%) .NET
1 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.38%) CSS
2 1 (2.38%) Web Services
2 1 (2.38%) XML
2 1 (2.38%) Ajax
2 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.38%) jQuery
2 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET 2.0
2 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (2.38%) HTML5
2 1 (2.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.76%) SecurID
2 2 (4.76%) Open Source
3 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.38%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 15 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
2 14 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 7 (16.67%) Linux
4 7 (16.67%) Windows XP
5 3 (7.14%) UNIX
5 3 (7.14%) Windows 8
6 2 (4.76%) Ubuntu
7 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.19%) Information Security
2 8 (19.05%) CRM
3 6 (14.29%) ITIL
4 3 (7.14%) Configuration Management
5 2 (4.76%) Project Management
5 2 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (4.76%) Scrum
5 2 (4.76%) Service Delivery
5 2 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (4.76%) Business Analysis
5 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (4.76%) Project Planning
5 2 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (2.38%) Data Architecture
6 1 (2.38%) Software Architecture
6 1 (2.38%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.38%) ITIL V3
6 1 (2.38%) Portfolio Management
6 1 (2.38%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.38%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.76%) C
2 1 (2.38%) C#
2 1 (2.38%) C++
2 1 (2.38%) PL/SQL
2 1 (2.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.76%) CCNP
1 2 (4.76%) CCNA
1 2 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (4.76%) Degree
2 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.38%) APMP
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.38%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.90%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.76%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.76%) vCloud
5 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (2.38%) XenApp
5 1 (2.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) Puppet
1 2 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 24 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 12 (28.57%) Citrix
3 11 (26.19%) VMware
4 5 (11.90%) SonicWALL
4 5 (11.90%) Draytek
4 5 (11.90%) Sophos
5 4 (9.52%) Cisco
6 3 (7.14%) Oracle
6 3 (7.14%) HP
7 2 (4.76%) Juniper
7 2 (4.76%) ProCurve
8 1 (2.38%) AppSense