Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 67 106
Rank change year-on-year +18 +39 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 43 18 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.26% 1.47% 0.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.62% 7.32% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 4
Cheshire median daily rate £338 £475 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.95% +65.22% -
10th Percentile £181 £175 £221
90th Percentile £437 £768 £319
North West median daily rate £201 £288 £288
% change year-on-year -30.09% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 4 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £16.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.75% - -
North West median hourly rate £13.75 £16.00 -
% change year-on-year -14.06% - -

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 244 246 383
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 18.53% 20.05% 19.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 158 231
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £225 £160 £231
90th Percentile £538 £600 £531
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 26 45
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £15.25 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.75% -9.44% +16.32%
10th Percentile £11.12 £10.88 £12.40
90th Percentile £22.50 £23.13 £23.90
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +17.42%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 - 17 - -
Warrington +8 13 £338 -41.30% 2
Chester +2 6 £94 -53.00%
Ellesmere Port - 2 - -
Daresbury - 1 - -
Windows 10
North West

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 43 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (55.81%) Windows 7
3 17 (39.53%) Microsoft
4 16 (37.21%) Apple
5 14 (32.56%) Active Directory
6 11 (25.58%) Office 365
6 11 (25.58%) Time Management
7 8 (18.60%) Microsoft Office
8 7 (16.28%) Migration
9 6 (13.95%) Android
9 6 (13.95%) SCCM
10 5 (11.63%) ITIL
10 5 (11.63%) Windows XP
10 5 (11.63%) DNS
10 5 (11.63%) Break/Fix
11 4 (9.30%) Cisco
11 4 (9.30%) DHCP
11 4 (9.30%) ITSM
11 4 (9.30%) Skype
12 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
12 3 (6.98%) Apple iOS
12 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Excel
12 3 (6.98%) Oracle
12 3 (6.98%) SQL Server
12 3 (6.98%) HP
13 2 (4.65%) Dell
13 2 (4.65%) Firmware
13 2 (4.65%) TCP/IP
13 2 (4.65%) SLA

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 2 (4.65%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (18.60%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 11 (25.58%) Office 365
2 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.65%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.63%) DNS
2 4 (9.30%) DHCP
2 4 (9.30%) Skype
3 2 (4.65%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (4.65%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.33%) Firewall
4 1 (2.33%) FTP
4 1 (2.33%) HTTP
4 1 (2.33%) Internet
4 1 (2.33%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) Clusterpoint
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) JIRA
1 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (4.65%) Banking
1 2 (4.65%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (48.84%) Desktop Support
2 19 (44.19%) Desktop Engineer
3 16 (37.21%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 16 (37.21%) Support Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) IT Support
5 4 (9.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) IT Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (6.98%) 2nd Line Support Technician
6 3 (6.98%) Deployment Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Junior
6 3 (6.98%) Support Technician
7 2 (4.65%) Break Fix Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Hardware Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Junior IT Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Office 365 Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) SCCM Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
1 2 (4.65%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.33%) e-Learning
2 1 (2.33%) PDA
2 1 (2.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 43 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (55.81%) Windows 7
3 6 (13.95%) Android
4 5 (11.63%) Windows XP
5 3 (6.98%) Apple iOS
5 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (4.65%) Windows Server
7 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.58%) Time Management
2 7 (16.28%) Migration
3 5 (11.63%) Break/Fix
3 5 (11.63%) ITIL
4 4 (9.30%) ITSM
5 2 (4.65%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.65%) Proactive Monitoring
5 2 (4.65%) Product Management
5 2 (4.65%) Project Management
5 2 (4.65%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.33%) Change Control
6 1 (2.33%) Contract Management
6 1 (2.33%) Data Management
6 1 (2.33%) Defect Management
6 1 (2.33%) Functional Testing
6 1 (2.33%) Network Design
6 1 (2.33%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (2.33%) Release Management
6 1 (2.33%) SFIA
6 1 (2.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.33%) C#
1 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (2.33%) SQL
1 1 (2.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.33%) CCDP
2 1 (2.33%) CCIE
2 1 (2.33%) CCNA
2 1 (2.33%) CCNP
2 1 (2.33%) Chartered Engineer
2 1 (2.33%) CIPD
2 1 (2.33%) CISM
2 1 (2.33%) CISSP
2 1 (2.33%) ISEB
2 1 (2.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) SLA
2 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 14 (32.56%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.65%) Firmware
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (4.65%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (4.65%) XenApp
2 2 (4.65%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (13.95%) SCCM
2 1 (2.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (2.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (39.53%) Microsoft
2 16 (37.21%) Apple
3 4 (9.30%) Cisco
4 3 (6.98%) HP
4 3 (6.98%) Oracle
5 2 (4.65%) Citrix
5 2 (4.65%) Dell
5 2 (4.65%) Ivanti
5 2 (4.65%) VMware
6 1 (2.33%) Meraki
6 1 (2.33%) Palo Alto