Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 48 46
Rank change year-on-year +6 -2 +15
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 65 41 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 4.74% 3.33% 4.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.70% 15.59% 19.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 47 44
Cheshire median daily rate £320 £300 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -29.41% +30.77%
10th Percentile £246 £252 £263
90th Percentile £418 £397 £475
North West median daily rate £338 £301 £353
% change year-on-year +12.31% -14.75% +22.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 6
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.75 £13.25 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.32% -29.33% +53.06%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.53 £15.25
90th Percentile £22.75 £13.98 £21.00
North West median hourly rate £26.25 £15.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +69.35% -22.50% +42.86%

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 314 263 430
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 22.90% 21.35% 23.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 183 247
Cheshire median daily rate £360 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.10% -8.82% +6.25%
10th Percentile £213 £180 £275
90th Percentile £497 £535 £525
North West median daily rate £380 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 21 33
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -3.70% -10.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.26
90th Percentile £20.07 £18.68 £20.80
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £16.06 £14.00
% change year-on-year -6.61% +14.73% -

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 20 July 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
Knutsford +6 17 £400 +14.29% 2
Warrington +4 8 £225 -18.18% 9
Wilmslow +1 8 £97 -
Chester -11 8 £280 -6.67%
Crewe - 2 - - 2
Macclesfield +3 1 - - 4
Windows Server
North West

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 65 (100.00%) Windows
2 44 (67.69%) Active Directory
3 32 (49.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (44.62%) Migration
5 28 (43.08%) SQL Server
5 28 (43.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (40.00%) Office 365
6 26 (40.00%) SCCM
6 26 (40.00%) VMware
7 25 (38.46%) LAN
7 25 (38.46%) WAN
7 25 (38.46%) Citrix
7 25 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
7 25 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
7 25 (38.46%) PowerShell
8 24 (36.92%) XenApp
8 24 (36.92%) Microsoft
9 21 (32.31%) MS Exchange
9 21 (32.31%) SQL
10 19 (29.23%) VMware ESXi
11 18 (27.69%) Skype for Business
12 17 (26.15%) SCOM
13 16 (24.62%) SAN
14 15 (23.08%) Local Government
14 15 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
14 15 (23.08%) Windows 10
15 14 (21.54%) Hyper-V
15 14 (21.54%) DNS
16 13 (20.00%) PKI
16 13 (20.00%) 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 21 (32.31%) MS Exchange
2 18 (27.69%) Skype for Business
3 12 (18.46%) IIS
4 11 (16.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (12.31%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (10.77%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (4.62%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 26 (40.00%) Office 365
2 15 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (12.31%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (38.46%) LAN
1 25 (38.46%) WAN
2 16 (24.62%) SAN
3 14 (21.54%) DNS
4 12 (18.46%) DHCP
5 11 (16.92%) TCP/IP
6 10 (15.38%) IPsec
7 9 (13.85%) Firewall
8 8 (12.31%) NAS
9 7 (10.77%) DMZ
9 7 (10.77%) Ethernet
10 5 (7.69%) MPLS
10 5 (7.69%) Reverse Proxy
10 5 (7.69%) Skype
10 5 (7.69%) VoIP
10 5 (7.69%) VPN
11 1 (1.54%) FTP
11 1 (1.54%) Intranet
11 1 (1.54%) Network Security
11 1 (1.54%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (43.08%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (6.15%) MSI
2 1 (1.54%) Jenkins
General
1 15 (23.08%) Local Government
2 3 (4.62%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 25 (38.46%) Server Engineer
2 11 (16.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (15.38%) Administrator
4 7 (10.77%) Windows Engineer
5 6 (9.23%) Support Engineer
5 6 (9.23%) Windows Server Engineer
6 5 (7.69%) DBA
6 5 (7.69%) Senior Windows Administrator
6 5 (7.69%) SQL DBA
6 5 (7.69%) Windows Administrator
7 4 (6.15%) Desktop Support
7 4 (6.15%) SCCM Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Senior Server Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Senior Windows Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) Infrastructure Support
8 3 (4.62%) SQL Server DBA
8 3 (4.62%) Storage Engineer
9 2 (3.08%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.15%) LDAP
2 1 (1.54%) .NET
2 1 (1.54%) Apache Flex
2 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.54%) ISPF
2 1 (1.54%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 13 (20.00%) PKI
2 11 (16.92%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (9.23%) Public Cloud
4 5 (7.69%) Fat Client
4 5 (7.69%) Thin Client
5 3 (4.62%) Clustering
5 3 (4.62%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.54%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.54%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.54%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 65 (100.00%) Windows
2 32 (49.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (43.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 25 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (23.08%) Windows 10
6 10 (15.38%) Linux
6 10 (15.38%) Windows 7
7 6 (9.23%) Windows 2000
8 4 (6.15%) Unix
9 1 (1.54%) AIX
9 1 (1.54%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (1.54%) Solaris
9 1 (1.54%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.54%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (44.62%) Migration
2 11 (16.92%) Software Deployment
3 10 (15.38%) Time Management
4 8 (12.31%) Asset Management
4 8 (12.31%) Configuration Management
4 8 (12.31%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (12.31%) ITIL
4 8 (12.31%) Server Building
5 7 (10.77%) Capacity Planning
6 6 (9.23%) Capacity Management
6 6 (9.23%) Deployment Automation
6 6 (9.23%) High Availability
6 6 (9.23%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (9.23%) Software Distribution
7 5 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (7.69%) PRINCE2
7 5 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (7.69%) Test Scripting
8 4 (6.15%) Business Continuity
8 4 (6.15%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (38.46%) PowerShell
2 21 (32.31%) SQL
3 8 (12.31%) VBScript
4 5 (7.69%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.08%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.54%) C#
6 1 (1.54%) JCL
6 1 (1.54%) PHP
6 1 (1.54%) VB
6 1 (1.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (13.85%) Security Cleared
2 7 (10.77%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.62%) MCITP
3 3 (4.62%) MCTS
3 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.08%) CCNA
4 2 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.54%) GxP
1 1 (1.54%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (67.69%) Active Directory
2 25 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (36.92%) XenApp
4 19 (29.23%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (21.54%) Hyper-V
6 13 (20.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 8 (12.31%) Docker
8 7 (10.77%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (7.69%) vSphere
10 4 (6.15%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (4.62%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (1.54%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (1.54%) Time Sharing Option
12 1 (1.54%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (1.54%) VMware Server
12 1 (1.54%) Xen
12 1 (1.54%) XenDesktop
12 1 (1.54%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 26 (40.00%) SCCM
2 17 (26.15%) SCOM
3 11 (16.92%) WSUS
4 9 (13.85%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (13.85%) vCenter Server
5 7 (10.77%) McAfee ePO
5 7 (10.77%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (6.15%) SmoothWall
7 3 (4.62%) HP SIM
7 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (4.62%) Puppet
7 3 (4.62%) vMotion
8 2 (3.08%) Kubernetes
8 2 (3.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (1.54%) Nagios
9 1 (1.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 26 (40.00%) VMware
2 25 (38.46%) Citrix
3 24 (36.92%) Microsoft
4 10 (15.38%) Cisco
4 10 (15.38%) HP
5 7 (10.77%) McAfee
5 7 (10.77%) Symantec
6 5 (7.69%) Avaya
6 5 (7.69%) Clearswift
6 5 (7.69%) Teradici
7 4 (6.15%) Ivanti
8 3 (4.62%) Altiris
9 2 (3.08%) Oracle
10 1 (1.54%) arcserve
10 1 (1.54%) IBM
10 1 (1.54%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.54%) Sage
10 1 (1.54%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.54%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.54%) WatchGuard