Period
to 21 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Windows Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server 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 Server
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 50 77
Rank change year-on-year +1 +27 -20
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 43 35 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.26% 2.85% 1.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.62% 14.23% 8.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 19 26
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +41.67% -7.69%
10th Percentile £248 £112 £176
90th Percentile £488 £513 £513
North West median daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% -3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 6
Cheshire median hourly rate £32.50 £21.00 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.76% +6.33% +49.06%
10th Percentile £15.45 £16.30 £15.63
90th Percentile £33.75 £25.63 £23.88
North West median hourly rate £18.50 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +15.63% -20.00% +21.21%

Windows Server 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 Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Windows Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in Cheshire

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server in Cheshire

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in Cheshire over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server in Cheshire

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server in Cheshire

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in Cheshire over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Server in Cheshire

Windows Server
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 Server 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
Chester +8 12 £296 +157.61% 2
Warrington +1 10 £425 -7.61% 10
Knutsford -15 2 - - 2
Lymm - 1 - -
Windows Server
North West

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 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 Server.

1 42 (97.67%) Windows
2 19 (44.19%) SQL Server
3 14 (32.56%) ITIL
4 13 (30.23%) Active Directory
4 13 (30.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (27.91%) Citrix
5 12 (27.91%) Microsoft
6 11 (25.58%) Linux
6 11 (25.58%) VMware
6 11 (25.58%) PowerShell
7 10 (23.26%) SCCM
7 10 (23.26%) Unix
7 10 (23.26%) Cisco
7 10 (23.26%) SAN
8 9 (20.93%) SQL
8 9 (20.93%) Finance
8 9 (20.93%) Migration
8 9 (20.93%) Shell Script
8 9 (20.93%) Local Government
8 9 (20.93%) SCOM
8 9 (20.93%) XenApp
9 8 (18.60%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (18.60%) Data Centre
9 8 (18.60%) Banking
9 8 (18.60%) Change Management
10 7 (16.28%) MS Exchange
10 7 (16.28%) PKI
10 7 (16.28%) Skype for Business
11 6 (13.95%) Office 365
11 6 (13.95%) Citrix Presentation Server

Windows Server
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 7 (16.28%) MS Exchange
1 7 (16.28%) Skype for Business
2 5 (11.63%) IIS
3 4 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (9.30%) SAS
3 4 (9.30%) WebSphere
4 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.33%) Gentran
5 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.95%) Office 365
2 5 (11.63%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (9.30%) IaaS
4 3 (6.98%) PaaS
5 1 (2.33%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (23.26%) SAN
2 6 (13.95%) LAN
2 6 (13.95%) WAN
3 4 (9.30%) DHCP
3 4 (9.30%) Reverse Proxy
4 3 (6.98%) Firewall
4 3 (6.98%) iSCSI
4 3 (6.98%) MPLS
5 2 (4.65%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (4.65%) DNS
5 2 (4.65%) EIGRP
5 2 (4.65%) FTP
5 2 (4.65%) SSL
5 2 (4.65%) VLAN
6 1 (2.33%) ADSL
6 1 (2.33%) ISDN
6 1 (2.33%) Junos
6 1 (2.33%) NAS
6 1 (2.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (44.19%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.65%) GIS
2 2 (4.65%) MySQL
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Jenkins
1 4 (9.30%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (9.30%) Visual Studio
1 4 (9.30%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (6.98%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (2.33%) Subversion
General
1 9 (20.93%) Finance
1 9 (20.93%) Local Government
2 8 (18.60%) Banking
3 3 (6.98%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (16.28%) Server Engineer
2 5 (11.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (11.63%) Support Engineer
3 4 (9.30%) Administrator
3 4 (9.30%) Analyst
3 4 (9.30%) Applications Support
3 4 (9.30%) Azure DevOps
3 4 (9.30%) Consultant
3 4 (9.30%) Storage Administrator
4 3 (6.98%) Applications Support Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) AWS DevOps
4 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Support
4 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Technician
4 3 (6.98%) Network Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) SAN Administrator
4 3 (6.98%) SAN Storage Administrator
4 3 (6.98%) Storage Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Support Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) JSON
2 4 (9.30%) .NET
2 4 (9.30%) ISPF
2 4 (9.30%) Middleware
3 3 (6.98%) .NET Framework
4 2 (4.65%) SOAP
4 2 (4.65%) Web Services
5 1 (2.33%) Ajax
5 1 (2.33%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (2.33%) CSS
5 1 (2.33%) Ember.js
5 1 (2.33%) Flash
5 1 (2.33%) HTML
5 1 (2.33%) HTML5
5 1 (2.33%) jQuery
5 1 (2.33%) LDAP
5 1 (2.33%) Node.js
5 1 (2.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) Data Centre
2 7 (16.28%) PKI
3 4 (9.30%) Clustering
3 4 (9.30%) Mainframe
4 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.98%) Public Cloud
5 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.33%) CESG
6 1 (2.33%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.33%) Online Banking
6 1 (2.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 42 (97.67%) Windows
2 13 (30.23%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (25.58%) Linux
4 10 (23.26%) Unix
5 8 (18.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (11.63%) AIX
7 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (6.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (4.65%) Windows 10
10 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (32.56%) ITIL
2 9 (20.93%) Migration
3 8 (18.60%) Change Management
4 5 (11.63%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (9.30%) DevOps
5 4 (9.30%) Scrum
6 3 (6.98%) Kanban
6 3 (6.98%) PRINCE2
6 3 (6.98%) Problem Management
6 3 (6.98%) Server Building
6 3 (6.98%) Test Automation
7 2 (4.65%) Break/Fix
7 2 (4.65%) Data Migration
7 2 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (4.65%) High Availability
7 2 (4.65%) Information Security
7 2 (4.65%) Network Virtualisation
7 2 (4.65%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (2.33%) Cloud Operations
Programming Languages
1 11 (25.58%) PowerShell
2 9 (20.93%) Shell Script
2 9 (20.93%) SQL
3 4 (9.30%) Java
3 4 (9.30%) JCL
3 4 (9.30%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.33%) C#
4 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.33%) Perl
4 1 (2.33%) PHP
4 1 (2.33%) Python
4 1 (2.33%) Ruby
4 1 (2.33%) VB
4 1 (2.33%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (9.30%) CCNA
1 4 (9.30%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (6.98%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.33%) CCIE
3 1 (2.33%) CCNP
3 1 (2.33%) ISEB
3 1 (2.33%) JNCIA
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (30.23%) Active Directory
2 9 (20.93%) XenApp
3 6 (13.95%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 4 (9.30%) Hyper-V
4 4 (9.30%) Time Sharing Option
4 4 (9.30%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (9.30%) vSphere
5 2 (4.65%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (23.26%) SCCM
2 9 (20.93%) SCOM
3 4 (9.30%) Puppet
3 4 (9.30%) Tivoli
3 4 (9.30%) WSUS
4 3 (6.98%) SmoothWall
5 2 (4.65%) HP SIM
5 2 (4.65%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (4.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (4.65%) vCenter Server
5 2 (4.65%) vMotion
6 1 (2.33%) NetBackup
6 1 (2.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (2.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 12 (27.91%) Citrix
1 12 (27.91%) Microsoft
2 11 (25.58%) VMware
3 10 (23.26%) Cisco
4 6 (13.95%) EMC
4 6 (13.95%) IBM
4 6 (13.95%) Oracle
5 4 (9.30%) HP
6 3 (6.98%) Avaya
6 3 (6.98%) Brocade
6 3 (6.98%) Dell
6 3 (6.98%) EqualLogic
6 3 (6.98%) McAfee
6 3 (6.98%) NetApp
6 3 (6.98%) Red Hat
7 2 (4.65%) Altiris
7 2 (4.65%) Ivanti
7 2 (4.65%) Juniper
8 1 (2.33%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.33%) Google