Period
to 21 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Windows Engineer was £230 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 21 July 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Windows Engineer
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 102 104
Rank change year-on-year +14 +2 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 2 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.16% 0.69% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.74% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 15 2
Cheshire median daily rate £230 £360 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -36.04% -1.71% +30.80%
10th Percentile £170 £225 £333
90th Percentile £287 £533 £403
North West median daily rate £300 £375 £195
% change year-on-year -20.00% +92.31% -23.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - £13.00 -
North West median hourly rate £11.00 £13.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year -15.38% -17.46% -12.50%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1177 1758 1816
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 94.77% 93.76% 95.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 822 1214 1086
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £242 £263 £271
90th Percentile £525 £569 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 62 106
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -9.09% -5.71%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.43 £12.07
90th Percentile £47.00 £33.75 £42.75
North West median hourly rate £22.00 £18.99 £18.49
% change year-on-year +15.88% +2.68% +8.76%

Windows Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings that featured Windows Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Engineer in Cheshire

Windows Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Engineer in Cheshire

Windows Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Engineer in Cheshire over the 6 months to 21 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Engineer in Cheshire

Windows Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Engineer in Cheshire

Windows Engineer
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 Engineer within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 21 July 2017. 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
Chester +16 1 £301 +0.17%
Knutsford +11 1 £160 -55.86%
Windows Engineer
North West

Windows Engineer Skill Set
Top 23 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 21 July 2017, Windows Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region featuring Windows Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Nagios
2 1 (50.00%) McAfee
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Clustering
2 1 (50.00%) WSUS
2 1 (50.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) vSphere
2 1 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office

Windows Engineer Skill Set
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:

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (50.00%) Nagios
1 1 (50.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) McAfee
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) VMware