Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 47 86
Rank change year-on-year +26 +39 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 86 49 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 6.78% 3.68% 1.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.54% 19.92% 4.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 20 11
Cheshire median daily rate £200 £300 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.33% -40.00% -
10th Percentile £100 £96 £175
90th Percentile £465 £432 £775
North West median daily rate £188 £295 £500
% change year-on-year -36.44% -41.00% +108.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 18 3
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% +18.18% -
10th Percentile £13.45 £12.48 £10.50
90th Percentile £20.13 £17.50 £12.70
North West median hourly rate £17.41 £13.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year +33.92% +8.33% -

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 324 246 309
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 25.53% 18.45% 20.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 156 192
Cheshire median daily rate £365 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% -11.76% +7.94%
10th Percentile £200 £180 £186
90th Percentile £475 £540 £575
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 26 24
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -3.70% -20.21%
10th Percentile £13.45 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £20.13 £18.13 £21.00
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.43 £14.50
% change year-on-year +0.40% +20.21% -8.05%

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 18 November 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 18 November 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 18 November 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 +1 19 - - 1
Warrington +3 16 £186 -37.92% 3
Chester +3 13 £406 +39.91%
Crewe - 9 £100 -
Wilmslow 0 8 - - 1
Alderley Edge - 6 - -
Ellesmere Port - 3 £200 -
Knutsford -8 1 £180 -53.55%
Nantwich - 1 £118 -
Windows 10
North West

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 86 (100.00%) Windows
2 51 (59.30%) Office 365
3 50 (58.14%) Windows 7
4 47 (54.65%) Microsoft
5 42 (48.84%) Active Directory
6 31 (36.05%) Microsoft Office
7 24 (27.91%) SCCM
8 22 (25.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 18 (20.93%) Apple
9 18 (20.93%) Apple iOS
9 18 (20.93%) Mac OS
9 18 (20.93%) Software Deployment
9 18 (20.93%) ServiceNow
9 18 (20.93%) OneDrive
10 17 (19.77%) Asset Management
11 14 (16.28%) MS Exchange
11 14 (16.28%) Migration
12 11 (12.79%) ITSM
12 11 (12.79%) Exchange Server 2010
13 10 (11.63%) SLA
13 10 (11.63%) A+ Certification
14 9 (10.47%) Stakeholder Management
14 9 (10.47%) VMware
14 9 (10.47%) DNS
14 9 (10.47%) Windows XP
14 9 (10.47%) Break/Fix
15 7 (8.14%) Microsoft Excel
15 7 (8.14%) SharePoint
15 7 (8.14%) SQL
15 7 (8.14%) Finance

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 14 (16.28%) MS Exchange
2 11 (12.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (8.14%) SharePoint
4 5 (5.81%) Skype for Business
5 3 (3.49%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (2.33%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 31 (36.05%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (8.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 51 (59.30%) Office 365
2 18 (20.93%) OneDrive
3 6 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (5.81%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (3.49%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (1.16%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.47%) DNS
2 6 (6.98%) DHCP
2 6 (6.98%) Remote Desktop
2 6 (6.98%) Skype
3 5 (5.81%) LAN
3 5 (5.81%) WAN
4 4 (4.65%) Unified Communications
5 2 (2.33%) Internet
5 2 (2.33%) Intranet
5 2 (2.33%) VoIP
5 2 (2.33%) VPN
6 1 (1.16%) DMZ
6 1 (1.16%) Firewall
6 1 (1.16%) SMS
6 1 (1.16%) VLAN
6 1 (1.16%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.49%) SQL Server
1 3 (3.49%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.16%) JIRA
1 1 (1.16%) MSI
General
1 7 (8.14%) Finance
2 6 (6.98%) Marketing
3 4 (4.65%) Local Government
4 3 (3.49%) Banking
5 1 (1.16%) Advertising
5 1 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 15 (17.44%) Analyst
1 15 (17.44%) Desktop Support
2 10 (11.63%) Customer Engineer
2 10 (11.63%) Service Analyst
2 10 (11.63%) Service Desk Analyst
3 9 (10.47%) Project Manager
3 9 (10.47%) Senior Customer Engineer
4 8 (9.30%) Support Engineer
5 7 (8.14%) Desktop Engineer
5 7 (8.14%) Senior Desktop Support
6 6 (6.98%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (6.98%) Senior Desktop Engineer
7 5 (5.81%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 5 (5.81%) Administrator
7 5 (5.81%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 5 (5.81%) Senior Windows Administrator
7 5 (5.81%) Windows Administrator
8 4 (4.65%) IT Engineer
8 4 (4.65%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
8 4 (4.65%) Technical Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.49%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (6.98%) Fat Client
1 6 (6.98%) Thin Client
2 4 (4.65%) Driving Licence
3 2 (2.33%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (2.33%) NHS
4 1 (1.16%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.16%) iPhone
4 1 (1.16%) IPTV
4 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.16%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 86 (100.00%) Windows
2 50 (58.14%) Windows 7
3 18 (20.93%) Apple iOS
3 18 (20.93%) Mac OS
4 9 (10.47%) Windows XP
5 6 (6.98%) Windows Server
5 6 (6.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.33%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.16%) Android
7 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.16%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (20.93%) Software Deployment
2 17 (19.77%) Asset Management
3 14 (16.28%) Migration
4 11 (12.79%) ITSM
5 9 (10.47%) Break/Fix
5 9 (10.47%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (6.98%) Change Management
6 6 (6.98%) Matrix Organization
6 6 (6.98%) Project Management
7 5 (5.81%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (5.81%) ITIL
7 5 (5.81%) Time Management
8 4 (4.65%) User Stories
9 3 (3.49%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (3.49%) Incident Management
9 3 (3.49%) PRINCE2
9 3 (3.49%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (3.49%) Translating Business Requirements
10 2 (2.33%) Risk Management
10 2 (2.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.14%) SQL
2 1 (1.16%) C
2 1 (1.16%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (11.63%) A+ Certification
2 4 (4.65%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.33%) MCP
4 1 (1.16%) Degree
4 1 (1.16%) GNVQ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.63%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (48.84%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.81%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (5.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.16%) Firmware
3 1 (1.16%) XenApp
3 1 (1.16%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.16%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 24 (27.91%) SCCM
2 22 (25.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (5.81%) vCenter Server
3 5 (5.81%) WSUS
4 1 (1.16%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.16%) MobiControl
4 1 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 47 (54.65%) Microsoft
2 18 (20.93%) Apple
2 18 (20.93%) ServiceNow
3 9 (10.47%) VMware
4 5 (5.81%) Clearswift
4 5 (5.81%) Teradici
5 4 (4.65%) Dell
5 4 (4.65%) HP
6 3 (3.49%) Citrix
7 2 (2.33%) Avaya
7 2 (2.33%) Cisco
7 2 (2.33%) Lotus
8 1 (1.16%) McAfee
8 1 (1.16%) Meraki
8 1 (1.16%) NetApp
8 1 (1.16%) Remedy
8 1 (1.16%) Samsung
8 1 (1.16%) SOTI