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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 28 17
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows 72 15 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 18.65% 7.11% 6.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.06% 34.09% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 9 4
Average daily rate £425 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £399 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £550 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £10.00 £9.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -13.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.26 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.70% -3.22%
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
124 44 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 32.12% 20.85% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 31 9
Average daily rate £425 £500 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £375 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £700 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £339 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.79% +6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £10.00 £9.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -13.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

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 30 April 2016.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warrington

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 63 (67.74%) Microsoft
2 51 (54.84%) Security Cleared
3 50 (53.76%) Active Directory
4 47 (50.54%) Windows Server
5 44 (47.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 39 (41.94%) SC Cleared
7 38 (40.86%) PowerShell
8 36 (38.71%) SCCM
9 32 (34.41%) Migration
10 31 (33.33%) Software Engineering
10 31 (33.33%) SCOM
11 30 (32.26%) Test Automation
11 30 (32.26%) VMware
12 27 (29.03%) MS Office
13 25 (26.88%) SharePoint
14 24 (25.81%) MS Exchange
15 23 (24.73%) Skype for Business
15 23 (24.73%) Skype
15 23 (24.73%) Windows 10
16 22 (23.66%) Data Migration
17 21 (22.58%) SharePoint 2013
18 20 (21.51%) MS Excel
19 18 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
20 17 (18.28%) Linux
21 14 (15.05%) Windows 7
22 11 (11.83%) Data Centre
22 11 (11.83%) ITIL
23 10 (10.75%) Thin Client
23 10 (10.75%) vSphere
23 10 (10.75%) Fat Client

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 25 (26.88%) SharePoint
2 24 (25.81%) MS Exchange
3 23 (24.73%) Skype for Business
4 21 (22.58%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (3.23%) OpenStack
6 2 (2.15%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.08%) Confluence
7 1 (1.08%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 27 (29.03%) MS Office
2 20 (21.51%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.08%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (1.08%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.08%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.30%) Office 365
3 3 (3.23%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.08%) IaaS
4 1 (1.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (24.73%) Skype
2 4 (4.30%) SAN
3 3 (3.23%) DHCP
3 3 (3.23%) DNS
4 2 (2.15%) Firewall
4 2 (2.15%) VPN
5 1 (1.08%) LDAP
5 1 (1.08%) NAS
5 1 (1.08%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.08%) Network Security
5 1 (1.08%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.60%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (5.38%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (4.30%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (4.30%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.08%) DB2
4 1 (1.08%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.08%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (5.38%) Octopus Deploy
1 5 (5.38%) Vagrant
2 3 (3.23%) TestDirector
3 2 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.08%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.08%) JIRA
4 1 (1.08%) MSTest
4 1 (1.08%) NuGet
4 1 (1.08%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (4.30%) Military
2 3 (3.23%) Finance
3 2 (2.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (19.35%) Architect
2 9 (9.68%) Analyst
2 9 (9.68%) Service Desk Manager
2 9 (9.68%) Service Manager
3 8 (8.60%) Designer
3 8 (8.60%) IT Manager
4 7 (7.53%) IT Services Manager
5 5 (5.38%) Project Manager
5 5 (5.38%) Test Analyst
6 4 (4.30%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (4.30%) Support Engineer
6 4 (4.30%) Windows Engineer
7 3 (3.23%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (3.23%) Active Directory Architect
7 3 (3.23%) Service Analyst
7 3 (3.23%) Service Desk Analyst
8 2 (2.15%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (2.15%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 2 (2.15%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (2.15%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.23%) .NET
2 1 (1.08%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.08%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.08%) CSS
2 1 (1.08%) HTML
2 1 (1.08%) JSON
2 1 (1.08%) Middleware
2 1 (1.08%) Web Services
2 1 (1.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.83%) Data Centre
2 10 (10.75%) Fat Client
2 10 (10.75%) Thin Client
3 6 (6.45%) PKI
4 3 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.23%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.15%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.08%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.08%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.08%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 47 (50.54%) Windows Server
2 44 (47.31%) Windows Server 2012
3 23 (24.73%) Windows 10
4 17 (18.28%) Linux
5 14 (15.05%) Windows 7
6 9 (9.68%) Unix
7 6 (6.45%) AIX
7 6 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (5.38%) HPUX
8 5 (5.38%) Solaris
9 4 (4.30%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (1.08%) CentOS
10 1 (1.08%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.08%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.08%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (34.41%) Migration
2 31 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 30 (32.26%) Test Automation
4 22 (23.66%) Data Migration
5 11 (11.83%) ITIL
6 9 (9.68%) Service Desk Management
7 8 (8.60%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (7.53%) Service Management
9 6 (6.45%) Process Improvement
9 6 (6.45%) Quality Management
9 6 (6.45%) Software Testing
10 5 (5.38%) Defect Management
10 5 (5.38%) Identity Management
10 5 (5.38%) Regression Testing
10 5 (5.38%) System Testing
11 4 (4.30%) Identity Access Management
11 4 (4.30%) Records Management
11 4 (4.30%) SOA
11 4 (4.30%) Storage Virtualisation
11 4 (4.30%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 38 (40.86%) PowerShell
2 7 (7.53%) SQL
3 3 (3.23%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.15%) C
4 2 (2.15%) C#
5 1 (1.08%) Java
5 1 (1.08%) PHP
Qualifications
1 51 (54.84%) Security Cleared
2 39 (41.94%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.53%) ISEB
4 5 (5.38%) ISTQB
5 4 (4.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.15%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.15%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (2.15%) CLAS
6 2 (2.15%) MCP
7 1 (1.08%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.08%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.30%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.15%) JSP 440
2 2 (2.15%) RMADS
3 1 (1.08%) QA
System Software
1 50 (53.76%) Active Directory
2 18 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (10.75%) vSphere
4 1 (1.08%) Docker
4 1 (1.08%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 36 (38.71%) SCCM
2 31 (33.33%) SCOM
3 4 (4.30%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (4.30%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (4.30%) Puppet
3 4 (4.30%) SCOrch
4 3 (3.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (2.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.08%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.08%) vRealize
Vendors
1 63 (67.74%) Microsoft
2 30 (32.26%) VMware
3 7 (7.53%) Red Hat
4 6 (6.45%) Citrix
5 4 (4.30%) IBM
6 3 (3.23%) Cisco
6 3 (3.23%) HP
6 3 (3.23%) NetApp
7 2 (2.15%) Lotus
7 2 (2.15%) Oracle
8 1 (1.08%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.08%) Avaya
8 1 (1.08%) BMC
8 1 (1.08%) EMC
8 1 (1.08%) Fujitsu
8 1 (1.08%) Hitachi
8 1 (1.08%) Remedy
8 1 (1.08%) Sitecore
8 1 (1.08%) Sun