Period
to 18 January 2019

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 January 2019 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 27 46 68
Rank change year-on-year +19 +22 +39
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 71 44 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 6.02% 3.50% 1.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.89% 19.91% 7.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 13 16
Cheshire median daily rate £200 £375 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -46.67% -21.05% +52.00%
10th Percentile £100 £120 £175
90th Percentile £476 £434 £763
North West median daily rate £210 £250 £325
% change year-on-year -16.00% -23.08% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 18 5
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% - -
10th Percentile £13.45 £13.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £20.13 £17.50 £21.00
North West median hourly rate £17.43 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +24.50% -12.50% -

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 264 221 278
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 22.39% 17.58% 21.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 126 172
Cheshire median daily rate £363 £381 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.92% -6.15% +1.56%
10th Percentile £174 £225 £171
90th Percentile £475 £563 £600
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 31 29
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -13.33% -13.44%
10th Percentile £13.45 £11.50 £11.10
90th Percentile £20.13 £26.00 £22.75
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.43 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.40% +8.94% -5.88%

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 January 2019.

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 January 2019.

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 January 2019. 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 - -
Warrington +7 16 £160 -52.59% 1
Chester +3 8 - -
Crewe - 6 £100 - 2
Alderley Edge - 6 - -
Ellesmere Port - 3 £200 -
Wilmslow -4 2 - - 3
Knutsford - 2 £150 -
Northwich - 1 - -
Windows 10
North West

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 71 (100.00%) Windows
2 42 (59.15%) Microsoft
3 40 (56.34%) Office 365
4 38 (53.52%) Windows 7
5 34 (47.89%) Active Directory
5 34 (47.89%) Microsoft Office
6 26 (36.62%) SCCM
7 24 (33.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 19 (26.76%) Mac OS
8 19 (26.76%) Software Deployment
9 18 (25.35%) ServiceNow
9 18 (25.35%) Apple iOS
9 18 (25.35%) Apple
9 18 (25.35%) OneDrive
10 16 (22.54%) Asset Management
11 12 (16.90%) SLA
11 12 (16.90%) MS Exchange
12 10 (14.08%) ITSM
12 10 (14.08%) Analytical Skills
13 9 (12.68%) A+ Certification
14 8 (11.27%) ITIL
14 8 (11.27%) Migration
15 7 (9.86%) SharePoint
16 6 (8.45%) Marketing
16 6 (8.45%) Exchange Server 2010
16 6 (8.45%) Change Management
16 6 (8.45%) Matrix Organization
17 5 (7.04%) Infrastructure Management
17 5 (7.04%) Service Management
17 5 (7.04%) Windows XP

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 12 (16.90%) MS Exchange
2 7 (9.86%) SharePoint
3 6 (8.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (7.04%) IBM Notes
5 3 (4.23%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 34 (47.89%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 40 (56.34%) Office 365
2 18 (25.35%) OneDrive
3 4 (5.63%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.63%) DNS
1 4 (5.63%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (2.82%) Internet
2 2 (2.82%) Intranet
2 2 (2.82%) VoIP
2 2 (2.82%) VPN
3 1 (1.41%) DMZ
3 1 (1.41%) Firewall
3 1 (1.41%) Skype
3 1 (1.41%) SMS
3 1 (1.41%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.63%) SQL Server
1 4 (5.63%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.41%) JIRA
1 1 (1.41%) MSI
General
1 6 (8.45%) Marketing
2 3 (4.23%) Finance
2 3 (4.23%) Local Government
3 2 (2.82%) Banking
4 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 16 (22.54%) Analyst
2 12 (16.90%) Service Analyst
2 12 (16.90%) Service Desk Analyst
3 11 (15.49%) Desktop Support
4 10 (14.08%) Customer Engineer
5 9 (12.68%) Senior Customer Engineer
6 7 (9.86%) Desktop Engineer
6 7 (9.86%) Support Engineer
7 5 (7.04%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 5 (7.04%) Project Manager
7 5 (7.04%) Senior Desktop Support
8 4 (5.63%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (5.63%) Rollout Engineer
8 4 (5.63%) Senior Desktop Engineer
8 4 (5.63%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
8 4 (5.63%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) IT Support
9 3 (4.23%) Senior Support Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) Service Desk Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.23%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.08%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.63%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.41%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.41%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 71 (100.00%) Windows
2 38 (53.52%) Windows 7
3 19 (26.76%) Mac OS
4 18 (25.35%) Apple iOS
5 5 (7.04%) Windows XP
6 3 (4.23%) Windows Server
7 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.41%) Android
8 1 (1.41%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (26.76%) Software Deployment
2 16 (22.54%) Asset Management
3 10 (14.08%) ITSM
4 8 (11.27%) ITIL
4 8 (11.27%) Migration
5 6 (8.45%) Change Management
5 6 (8.45%) Matrix Organization
6 5 (7.04%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (7.04%) Incident Management
6 5 (7.04%) Infrastructure Management
6 5 (7.04%) Problem Management
6 5 (7.04%) Service Management
6 5 (7.04%) Trend Analysis
7 4 (5.63%) Break/Fix
7 4 (5.63%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (4.23%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (4.23%) Application Packaging
8 3 (4.23%) PRINCE2
8 3 (4.23%) Project Management
8 3 (4.23%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.82%) PowerShell
1 2 (2.82%) SQL
2 1 (1.41%) C
2 1 (1.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (12.68%) A+ Certification
2 5 (7.04%) MCP
3 4 (5.63%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.41%) GNVQ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (16.90%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (47.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 26 (36.62%) SCCM
2 24 (33.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.41%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.41%) MobiControl
3 1 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 42 (59.15%) Microsoft
2 18 (25.35%) Apple
2 18 (25.35%) ServiceNow
3 5 (7.04%) Lotus
4 2 (2.82%) Avaya
4 2 (2.82%) Dell
4 2 (2.82%) HP
4 2 (2.82%) VMware
5 1 (1.41%) Cisco
5 1 (1.41%) McAfee
5 1 (1.41%) SOTI