Period
to 26 February 2020

The median contractor rate for a Windows Engineer was £115 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 26 February 2020.

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
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 64 87 84
Rank change year-on-year +23 -3 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 7 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.96% 0.42% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 0.44% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 3
Cheshire median daily rate £115 £313 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -63.20% -24.24% +50.00%
10th Percentile £104 £271 £369
90th Percentile £135 £399 £506
North West median daily rate £192 £213 £338
% change year-on-year -9.88% -37.04% +6.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.43 £14.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.50% -5.08% -29.76%
North West median hourly rate £17.43 £14.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +24.50% -20.00% +14.75%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Cheshire
Contract vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 683 1,135 1,259
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.95% 95.06% 96.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 724 853
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £192 £256 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £625
North West median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 60 69
Cheshire median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +25.00% -17.65%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.23 £11.17
90th Percentile £53.15 £40.47 £37.75
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £20.56 £17.88
% change year-on-year -7.59% +14.99% +2.17%

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 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 26 February 2020. 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 +4 3 £105 -71.03%
Chester -1 3 - -
Macclesfield +5 1 £125 -
Windows Engineer
North West

Windows Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 February 2020, Windows Engineer contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring Windows Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Windows 10
2 4 (57.14%) Office 365
2 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 3 (42.86%) SCCM
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 3 (42.86%) Migration
4 2 (28.57%) Local Government
4 2 (28.57%) Application Packaging
4 2 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (28.57%) Driving Licence
4 2 (28.57%) Project Delivery
5 1 (14.29%) Disk Encryption
5 1 (14.29%) Break/Fix
5 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
5 1 (14.29%) Skype
5 1 (14.29%) OneDrive
5 1 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (14.29%) BitLocker
5 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (14.29%) ITIL
5 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
5 1 (14.29%) Azure
5 1 (14.29%) Time Management
5 1 (14.29%) Firewall
5 1 (14.29%) Wyse
5 1 (14.29%) McAfee
5 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
5 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) Office 365
2 1 (14.29%) Azure
2 1 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
1 1 (14.29%) Skype
General
1 2 (28.57%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Windows 10
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
3 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Application Packaging
2 2 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (28.57%) Project Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Break/Fix
3 1 (14.29%) Disk Encryption
3 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
3 1 (14.29%) Time Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) McAfee
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) Wyse