The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 5 19
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +14
Contract jobs citing Windows 35 19 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 14.40% 18.10% 7.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.50% 67.86% 62.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 5
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£475 £300 £113
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% +166.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £290 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £663 £407 £226
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £318 £315
% change year-on-year
-5.25% +0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 2
Average hourly rate £10.25 £20.00 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.75% +63.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £20.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.90 £31.20 £13.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
Windows
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Warrington region.

Operating Systems Category
Warrington
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
56 28 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 23.05% 26.67% 12.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 13 8
Average daily rate £475 £325 £113
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% +188.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £300 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £592 £390 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 2
Average hourly rate £10.00 £20.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +81.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

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 22 August 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 22 August 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Warrington

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warrington

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 27 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 16 (31.37%) Active Directory
3 15 (29.41%) Information Security
3 15 (29.41%) Windows 7
4 14 (27.45%) Citrix
5 13 (25.49%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (25.49%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (21.57%) VMware
7 11 (21.57%) TCP/IP
8 8 (15.69%) CRM
8 8 (15.69%) Windows XP
8 8 (15.69%) Linux
8 8 (15.69%) Dynamics CRM
9 7 (13.73%) Oracle
9 7 (13.73%) Data Modelling
10 6 (11.76%) MS Exchange
10 6 (11.76%) ITIL
10 6 (11.76%) MS Office
10 6 (11.76%) Sophos
10 6 (11.76%) SonicWALL
10 6 (11.76%) Draytek
10 6 (11.76%) Oracle EBS
10 6 (11.76%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (9.80%) Reference Data
11 5 (9.80%) Data Architecture
12 4 (7.84%) Management Information System
12 4 (7.84%) MS Excel
13 3 (5.88%) SQL Server

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 6 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.88%) Lync
2 3 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.92%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.96%) IIS
4 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 6 (11.76%) MS Office
2 4 (7.84%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (15.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (11.76%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (21.57%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.88%) VPN
2 3 (5.88%) WAN
3 2 (3.92%) Junos
3 2 (3.92%) Firewall
3 2 (3.92%) SSL
3 2 (3.92%) HTTP
3 2 (3.92%) LAN
4 1 (1.96%) VoIP
4 1 (1.96%) DHCP
4 1 (1.96%) DNS
4 1 (1.96%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (3.92%) MSTest
1 2 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (3.92%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (1.96%) MSI
General
1 2 (3.92%) Legal
2 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (31.37%) Architect
2 15 (29.41%) Analyst
3 14 (27.45%) Technical Architect
4 6 (11.76%) Support Analyst
5 4 (7.84%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (7.84%) Service Analyst
5 4 (7.84%) Help Desk Analyst
5 4 (7.84%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (5.88%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Help Desk Support
6 3 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Wintel Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Support Technician
7 2 (3.92%) 1st Line Support Technician
7 2 (3.92%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Rollout Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Technical Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.92%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.92%) .NET
1 2 (3.92%) HTML
1 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.96%) CSS
2 1 (1.96%) Web Services
2 1 (1.96%) XML
2 1 (1.96%) Ajax
2 1 (1.96%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.96%) jQuery
2 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET 2.0
2 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (1.96%) HTML5
2 1 (1.96%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (25.49%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (9.80%) Reference Data
3 4 (7.84%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.88%) Data Integration
5 2 (3.92%) Open Source
5 2 (3.92%) SecurID
6 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (29.41%) Windows 7
2 13 (25.49%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (15.69%) Windows XP
4 8 (15.69%) Linux
5 3 (5.88%) UNIX
6 2 (3.92%) Windows 8
6 2 (3.92%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (29.41%) Information Security
2 8 (15.69%) CRM
3 7 (13.73%) Data Modelling
4 6 (11.76%) ITIL
5 5 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (9.80%) Data Architecture
6 3 (5.88%) Configuration Management
7 2 (3.92%) Release Management
7 2 (3.92%) Performance Testing
7 2 (3.92%) Test Scripting
7 2 (3.92%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (3.92%) Scrum
7 2 (3.92%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.92%) Automated Testing
7 2 (3.92%) Business Analysis
7 2 (3.92%) Software Testing
7 2 (3.92%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (3.92%) Migration
7 2 (3.92%) PRINCE
8 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.88%) SQL
2 2 (3.92%) C
3 1 (1.96%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.96%) C#
3 1 (1.96%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (5.88%) ISEB
2 2 (3.92%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.92%) Degree
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.96%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.96%) SLA
1 1 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 16 (31.37%) Active Directory
2 6 (11.76%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.92%) vCloud
5 1 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.96%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.96%) XenApp
5 1 (1.96%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (3.92%) Puppet
2 1 (1.96%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 14 (27.45%) Citrix
3 11 (21.57%) VMware
4 7 (13.73%) Oracle
5 6 (11.76%) Sophos
5 6 (11.76%) SonicWALL
5 6 (11.76%) Draytek
6 2 (3.92%) Juniper
7 1 (1.96%) Cisco
7 1 (1.96%) HP
7 1 (1.96%) AppSense
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