Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 66 85
Rank change year-on-year +30 +19 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 73 22 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 5.51% 1.80% 1.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.32% 8.21% 7.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 13 12
Cheshire median daily rate £200 £300 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.33% -30.23% -
10th Percentile £100 £96 £268
90th Percentile £375 £416 £453
North West median daily rate £200 £295 £435
% change year-on-year -32.20% -32.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 7 1
Cheshire median hourly rate £15.43 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.69% - -
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -

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 313 268 421
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 23.64% 21.88% 23.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 182 243
Cheshire median daily rate £360 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £190 £180 £275
90th Percentile £488 £538 £538
North West median daily rate £380 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 21 29
Cheshire median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -3.70% -13.66%
10th Percentile £11.20 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £20.13 £18.68 £21.00
North West median hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -4.69% +18.52% -6.90%

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 19 August 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 10 in Cheshire over the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 19 August 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
Warrington +14 14 £120 -52.00% 2
Macclesfield +9 13 - - 4
Chester +8 13 £308 +6.03%
Wilmslow +1 10 £97 -
Crewe - 6 £115 -
Knutsford -2 3 - -
Ellesmere Port - 3 £200 -
Nantwich - 1 £118 -
Northwich - 1 £150 -
Windows 10
North West

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 72 (98.63%) Windows
2 42 (57.53%) Windows 7
3 38 (52.05%) Microsoft
4 36 (49.32%) Active Directory
5 30 (41.10%) Office 365
6 19 (26.03%) Migration
7 15 (20.55%) VMware
7 15 (20.55%) Microsoft Office
7 15 (20.55%) Windows Server
8 14 (19.18%) Time Management
9 13 (17.81%) Windows XP
9 13 (17.81%) Citrix
9 13 (17.81%) Break/Fix
10 12 (16.44%) SCCM
11 11 (15.07%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (15.07%) SQL
12 10 (13.70%) MS Exchange
12 10 (13.70%) VMware Infrastructure
12 10 (13.70%) Microsoft Azure
12 10 (13.70%) Exchange Server 2010
13 9 (12.33%) VMware ESXi
14 8 (10.96%) Finance
14 8 (10.96%) DNS
15 7 (9.59%) Thin Client
15 7 (9.59%) Fat Client
16 6 (8.22%) PowerShell
16 6 (8.22%) Stakeholder Management
16 6 (8.22%) SLA
16 6 (8.22%) WAN
16 6 (8.22%) DHCP

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 10 (13.70%) Exchange Server 2010
1 10 (13.70%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.85%) Skype for Business
3 3 (4.11%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.11%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.37%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (20.55%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 30 (41.10%) Office 365
2 10 (13.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (6.85%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (4.11%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (4.11%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.37%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.96%) DNS
2 6 (8.22%) DHCP
2 6 (8.22%) LAN
2 6 (8.22%) Skype
2 6 (8.22%) WAN
3 4 (5.48%) IPsec
3 4 (5.48%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (4.11%) Unified Communications
5 2 (2.74%) DMZ
6 1 (1.37%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.37%) Firewall
6 1 (1.37%) Internet
6 1 (1.37%) NAS
6 1 (1.37%) SAN
6 1 (1.37%) SMS
6 1 (1.37%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.37%) VLAN
6 1 (1.37%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.48%) SQL Server
1 4 (5.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (5.48%) MSI
2 1 (1.37%) JIRA
General
1 8 (10.96%) Finance
2 5 (6.85%) Banking
3 2 (2.74%) Local Government
4 1 (1.37%) Advertising
4 1 (1.37%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (30.14%) Desktop Support
2 11 (15.07%) Analyst
3 10 (13.70%) Desktop Engineer
4 8 (10.96%) Service Analyst
4 8 (10.96%) Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (8.22%) Administrator
6 5 (6.85%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 5 (6.85%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (6.85%) Senior Desktop Support
6 5 (6.85%) Senior Windows Administrator
6 5 (6.85%) Support Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) Windows Administrator
6 5 (6.85%) Windows Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Hardware Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) IT Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Migration Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Project Manager
8 3 (4.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Migration Technician
8 3 (4.11%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.59%) Fat Client
1 7 (9.59%) Thin Client
2 4 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.11%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.74%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (2.74%) NHS
5 1 (1.37%) BYOD
5 1 (1.37%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.37%) iPhone
5 1 (1.37%) IPTV
5 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 72 (98.63%) Windows
2 42 (57.53%) Windows 7
3 15 (20.55%) Windows Server
4 13 (17.81%) Windows XP
5 11 (15.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (8.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (6.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (4.11%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.74%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.74%) Linux
9 2 (2.74%) Mac OS
9 2 (2.74%) Unix
10 1 (1.37%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (26.03%) Migration
2 14 (19.18%) Time Management
3 13 (17.81%) Break/Fix
4 6 (8.22%) Software Deployment
4 6 (8.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (6.85%) Asset Management
5 5 (6.85%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (5.48%) Change Management
6 4 (5.48%) ITIL
6 4 (5.48%) ITSM
7 3 (4.11%) Business Continuity
7 3 (4.11%) Problem Management
7 3 (4.11%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (4.11%) Project Management
7 3 (4.11%) Risk Management
7 3 (4.11%) User Stories
8 2 (2.74%) Configuration Management
8 2 (2.74%) Matrix Organization
8 2 (2.74%) Translating Business Requirements
8 2 (2.74%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.07%) SQL
2 6 (8.22%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.48%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.37%) Korn
4 1 (1.37%) Perl
4 1 (1.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (4.11%) A+ Certification
2 2 (2.74%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.37%) Degree
3 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.22%) SLA
2 1 (1.37%) GDPR
2 1 (1.37%) GxP
System Software
1 36 (49.32%) Active Directory
2 10 (13.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (12.33%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (6.85%) XenApp
5 4 (5.48%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (4.11%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (4.11%) XenDesktop
7 2 (2.74%) BitLocker
8 1 (1.37%) Firmware
8 1 (1.37%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.37%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (16.44%) SCCM
2 5 (6.85%) vCenter Server
2 5 (6.85%) WSUS
3 4 (5.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.37%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.37%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 38 (52.05%) Microsoft
2 15 (20.55%) VMware
3 13 (17.81%) Citrix
4 5 (6.85%) Clearswift
4 5 (6.85%) HP
4 5 (6.85%) Teradici
5 4 (5.48%) Dell
6 3 (4.11%) Apple
6 3 (4.11%) ServiceNow
6 3 (4.11%) Sophos
7 2 (2.74%) Cisco
7 2 (2.74%) Symantec
8 1 (1.37%) Ivanti
8 1 (1.37%) McAfee
8 1 (1.37%) Meraki
8 1 (1.37%) NetApp
8 1 (1.37%) Oracle
8 1 (1.37%) Remedy
8 1 (1.37%) Samsung