Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 50 63
Rank change year-on-year +12 +13 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 64 42 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 5.02% 3.37% 2.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.25% 15.50% 13.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 46 34
Cheshire median daily rate £360 £300 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -29.41% +32.81%
10th Percentile £222 £249 £263
90th Percentile £463 £438 £475
North West median daily rate £350 £315 £335
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.97% +21.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 5
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.75 £12.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.00% -40.48% +75.00%
North West median hourly rate £20.50 £15.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year +32.26% -15.07% +21.67%

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 316 271 390
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 24.78% 21.73% 22.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 185 254
Cheshire median daily rate £363 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.45% -8.82% +6.25%
10th Percentile £200 £180 £263
90th Percentile £482 £541 £573
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 22 26
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.00 £13.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.77% -3.70% -16.46%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.65 £10.88
90th Percentile £20.13 £20.78 £21.00
North West median hourly rate £15.86 £16.00 £14.34
% change year-on-year -0.88% +11.58% -4.40%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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
Warrington +16 17 £350 - 16
Chester -6 10 £280 -6.67% 7
Wilmslow 0 8 £97 - 1
Knutsford +3 7 £400 +14.29%
Crewe -16 3 - - 1
Macclesfield -1 1 - - 6
Windows Server
North West

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 64 (100.00%) Windows
2 45 (70.31%) Active Directory
3 32 (50.00%) VMware
4 28 (43.75%) Office 365
5 26 (40.63%) LAN
5 26 (40.63%) WAN
6 23 (35.94%) VMware Infrastructure
6 23 (35.94%) Microsoft Azure
7 22 (34.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (34.38%) Migration
8 19 (29.69%) Microsoft
8 19 (29.69%) SCCM
8 19 (29.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 18 (28.13%) PowerShell
9 18 (28.13%) SQL Server
10 17 (26.56%) MS Exchange
11 16 (25.00%) SQL
11 16 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
12 15 (23.44%) SAN
13 14 (21.88%) DNS
13 14 (21.88%) Windows Server 2012
14 13 (20.31%) VMware ESXi
14 13 (20.31%) Skype for Business
14 13 (20.31%) Data Centre
14 13 (20.31%) Citrix
14 13 (20.31%) Firewall
15 12 (18.75%) SCOM
15 12 (18.75%) Hyper-V
15 12 (18.75%) XenApp
16 11 (17.19%) Windows 10

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 17 (26.56%) MS Exchange
2 13 (20.31%) Skype for Business
3 11 (17.19%) SharePoint
4 7 (10.94%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (10.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (9.38%) IIS
6 3 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 28 (43.75%) Office 365
2 23 (35.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (4.69%) IaaS
5 1 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (40.63%) LAN
1 26 (40.63%) WAN
2 15 (23.44%) SAN
3 14 (21.88%) DNS
4 13 (20.31%) Firewall
5 11 (17.19%) DHCP
5 11 (17.19%) TCP/IP
6 9 (14.06%) VPN
7 8 (12.50%) NAS
8 5 (7.81%) MPLS
8 5 (7.81%) Skype
8 5 (7.81%) VoIP
9 4 (6.25%) Network Security
10 3 (4.69%) DMZ
10 3 (4.69%) Ethernet
10 3 (4.69%) IPsec
11 1 (1.56%) Intranet
11 1 (1.56%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (1.56%) SSL
11 1 (1.56%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (28.13%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.25%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (4.69%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (4.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.56%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 11 (17.19%) Local Government
2 4 (6.25%) Finance
3 3 (4.69%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 19 (29.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (23.44%) Server Engineer
3 11 (17.19%) Administrator
4 5 (7.81%) Senior Windows Administrator
4 5 (7.81%) Support Engineer
4 5 (7.81%) Windows Administrator
5 4 (6.25%) Architect
5 4 (6.25%) DBA
5 4 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (6.25%) SQL DBA
6 3 (4.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) Analyst
6 3 (4.69%) Desktop Support
6 3 (4.69%) Migration Architect
6 3 (4.69%) SCCM Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (3.13%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (3.13%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.25%) LDAP
1 4 (6.25%) Middleware
2 1 (1.56%) .NET
2 1 (1.56%) Apache Flex
2 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.31%) Data Centre
2 8 (12.50%) PKI
3 5 (7.81%) Fat Client
3 5 (7.81%) Thin Client
4 4 (6.25%) Clustering
4 4 (6.25%) Enterprise Storage
4 4 (6.25%) Public Cloud
4 4 (6.25%) Replication
5 3 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.69%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.56%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.56%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 64 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (34.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (21.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (17.19%) Windows 10
4 11 (17.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (15.63%) Windows 7
6 9 (14.06%) Linux
7 3 (4.69%) Unix
8 1 (1.56%) HPUX
8 1 (1.56%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (1.56%) Solaris
8 1 (1.56%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.56%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (34.38%) Migration
2 19 (29.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 16 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (10.94%) Capacity Management
4 7 (10.94%) High Availability
4 7 (10.94%) Server Building
5 6 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (9.38%) DevOps
6 5 (7.81%) Test Scripting
7 4 (6.25%) Asset Management
7 4 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (6.25%) Configuration Management
7 4 (6.25%) ITIL
7 4 (6.25%) Patch Management
7 4 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (6.25%) Procure-to-Pay
7 4 (6.25%) Software Deployment
8 3 (4.69%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (4.69%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (4.69%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 18 (28.13%) PowerShell
2 16 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (3.13%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.56%) C#
4 1 (1.56%) PHP
4 1 (1.56%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.56%) VB
4 1 (1.56%) VBA
4 1 (1.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (15.63%) SC Cleared
1 10 (15.63%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.13%) CCNA
2 2 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.56%) GDPR
1 1 (1.56%) GxP
1 1 (1.56%) SLA
System Software
1 45 (70.31%) Active Directory
2 23 (35.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (20.31%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (18.75%) Hyper-V
4 12 (18.75%) XenApp
5 8 (12.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 5 (7.81%) Docker
7 4 (6.25%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.56%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (1.56%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.56%) vSphere
8 1 (1.56%) Xen
8 1 (1.56%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (29.69%) SCCM
2 12 (18.75%) SCOM
3 7 (10.94%) WSUS
4 6 (9.38%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (9.38%) vCenter Server
5 5 (7.81%) Puppet
6 4 (6.25%) Kubernetes
6 4 (6.25%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (6.25%) OpenView
7 3 (4.69%) AirWatch
7 3 (4.69%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (1.56%) Foglight
8 1 (1.56%) Nagios
8 1 (1.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (1.56%) SmoothWall
8 1 (1.56%) SQL Sentry
8 1 (1.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 32 (50.00%) VMware
2 19 (29.69%) Microsoft
3 13 (20.31%) Citrix
4 8 (12.50%) HP
5 7 (10.94%) Cisco
6 5 (7.81%) Clearswift
6 5 (7.81%) McAfee
6 5 (7.81%) Teradici
7 4 (6.25%) SolarWinds
7 4 (6.25%) Veeam
7 4 (6.25%) Veritas
8 3 (4.69%) Blue Coat
8 3 (4.69%) Oracle
8 3 (4.69%) Symantec
9 2 (3.13%) Ivanti
10 1 (1.56%) Brocade
10 1 (1.56%) F5
10 1 (1.56%) RedGate
10 1 (1.56%) TippingPoint
10 1 (1.56%) WatchGuard