Period
to 20 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Windows 10 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows 10 over the 6 months to 20 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows 10
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 72 88
Rank change year-on-year +18 +16 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 43 10 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.34% 0.93% 1.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.81% 4.27% 7.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 14
Cheshire median daily rate £281 £375 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -7.98% -
10th Percentile £96 £144 £271
90th Percentile £349 £513 £453
North West median daily rate £225 £229 £425
% change year-on-year -1.53% -46.24% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 3 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £12.50 £21.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.48% - -
North West median hourly rate £13.88 £16.00 -
% change year-on-year -13.28% - -

Windows 10 is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 272 234 438
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 21.10% 21.65% 22.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 153 242
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £213 £200 £263
90th Percentile £538 £525 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 28 40
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.00 £15.08 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.13% +7.68% -6.67%
10th Percentile £11.09 £10.50 £9.95
90th Percentile £21.00 £25.25 £24.13
North West median hourly rate £15.25 £15.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.17% -1.56% +14.29%

Windows 10
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Windows 10 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 10 in Cheshire

Windows 10
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows 10 in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 10 in Cheshire

Windows 10
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 10 in Cheshire over the 6 months to 20 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows 10 in Cheshire

Windows 10
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 10 in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 10 in Cheshire

Windows 10
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 10 within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 20 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Macclesfield - 13 - -
Warrington -1 9 £263 -44.74% 1
Chester -2 5 £308 -
Wilmslow - 3 £97 -
Knutsford - 3 - -
Crewe - 2 £90 -
Ellesmere Port - 2 - -
Northwich - 1 £150 -
Windows 10
North West

For the 6 months to 20 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 10 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Windows 10.

1 42 (97.67%) Windows
2 24 (55.81%) Windows 7
3 23 (53.49%) Microsoft
4 22 (51.16%) Active Directory
5 15 (34.88%) Migration
6 14 (32.56%) Microsoft Office
7 13 (30.23%) Time Management
8 10 (23.26%) Office 365
8 10 (23.26%) Citrix
9 9 (20.93%) Windows XP
9 9 (20.93%) SCCM
9 9 (20.93%) Windows Server
10 8 (18.60%) Apple
11 7 (16.28%) VMware
11 7 (16.28%) Break/Fix
11 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (13.95%) PowerShell
12 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
12 6 (13.95%) SQL
13 5 (11.63%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (11.63%) VMware Infrastructure
14 4 (9.30%) Software Deployment
14 4 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
14 4 (9.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 4 (9.30%) XenApp
14 4 (9.30%) VMware ESXi
14 4 (9.30%) T-SQL
14 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (9.30%) Finance
14 4 (9.30%) Microsoft App-V

Windows 10
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.33%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (32.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (23.26%) Office 365
2 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.33%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.30%) IPsec
2 3 (6.98%) DHCP
2 3 (6.98%) DNS
3 2 (4.65%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.33%) DMZ
4 1 (2.33%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.33%) Internet
4 1 (2.33%) LAN
4 1 (2.33%) NAS
4 1 (2.33%) SAN
4 1 (2.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (9.30%) MSI
General
1 4 (9.30%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (51.16%) Desktop Support
2 13 (30.23%) Desktop Engineer
3 7 (16.28%) Support Engineer
4 6 (13.95%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 5 (11.63%) Windows Engineer
6 4 (9.30%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (9.30%) IT Support
7 3 (6.98%) 2nd Line Support Technician
7 3 (6.98%) Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) IT Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Service Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Support Technician
8 2 (4.65%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Active Directory Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Active Directory Support
8 2 (4.65%) Azure Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) IT Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) SCCM Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.65%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.33%) BYOD
3 1 (2.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.33%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 42 (97.67%) Windows
2 24 (55.81%) Windows 7
3 9 (20.93%) Windows Server
3 9 (20.93%) Windows XP
4 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (11.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (6.98%) Android
8 2 (4.65%) Linux
8 2 (4.65%) Unix
9 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.88%) Migration
2 13 (30.23%) Time Management
3 7 (16.28%) Break/Fix
4 4 (9.30%) Software Deployment
5 3 (6.98%) Business Continuity
5 3 (6.98%) ITIL
5 3 (6.98%) Problem Management
5 3 (6.98%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (4.65%) Asset Management
6 2 (4.65%) Configuration Management
6 2 (4.65%) Risk Management
6 2 (4.65%) Virtual Environments
7 1 (2.33%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (2.33%) Change Management
7 1 (2.33%) Customer Requirements
7 1 (2.33%) Deployment Automation
7 1 (2.33%) Information Security
7 1 (2.33%) ITSM
7 1 (2.33%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.95%) PowerShell
1 6 (13.95%) SQL
2 4 (9.30%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.33%) Korn
3 1 (2.33%) Perl
3 1 (2.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) GDPR
1 1 (2.33%) GxP
1 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (51.16%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (9.30%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (9.30%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (9.30%) XenApp
4 3 (6.98%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (4.65%) BitLocker
5 2 (4.65%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.33%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (20.93%) SCCM
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (2.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (2.33%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.33%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 23 (53.49%) Microsoft
2 10 (23.26%) Citrix
3 8 (18.60%) Apple
4 7 (16.28%) VMware
5 3 (6.98%) Cisco
5 3 (6.98%) Sophos
6 2 (4.65%) Symantec
7 1 (2.33%) HP
7 1 (2.33%) Ivanti
7 1 (2.33%) McAfee
7 1 (2.33%) Oracle
7 1 (2.33%) ServiceNow