Period
to 11 December 2017

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 11 December 2017 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
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 53 59
Rank change year-on-year -8 +6 -18
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 32 41 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.40% 2.98% 2.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.56% 14.29% 12.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 21 34
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £398 £317
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.66% +25.30% +9.40%
10th Percentile £160 £180 £147
90th Percentile £472 £500 £488
North West median daily rate £325 £325 £290
% change year-on-year - +12.07% -4.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 7
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £21.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.10% +75.00% -33.33%
10th Percentile £11.50 £17.86 £9.55
90th Percentile £14.50 £25.00 £23.85
North West median hourly rate £16.75 £20.73 £15.00
% change year-on-year -19.20% +38.20% -12.41%

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 236 287 429
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 17.66% 20.89% 20.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 182 257
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +9.68% +10.71%
10th Percentile £185 £177 £213
90th Percentile £553 £600 £509
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £360
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +7.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 24 54
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.18 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.32% -16.59% +5.72%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £10.53
90th Percentile £17.65 £22.05 £32.75
North West median hourly rate £17.43 £15.00 £16.16
% change year-on-year +16.20% -7.18% +7.73%

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 11 December 2017.

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
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 11 December 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 +13 9 £320 +50.59% 2
Warrington +8 8 £425 -5.56% 5
Crewe -19 2 £463 +156.94% 2
Wilmslow - 2 £97 - 9
Knutsford -17 1 - - 2
Lymm - 1 - -
Windows Server
North West

For the 6 months to 11 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (56.25%) SQL Server
3 13 (40.63%) Active Directory
4 12 (37.50%) Unix
5 11 (34.38%) ITIL
5 11 (34.38%) Linux
5 11 (34.38%) Microsoft
6 10 (31.25%) SQL
7 9 (28.13%) Oracle
7 9 (28.13%) Shell Script
8 8 (25.00%) Change Management
8 8 (25.00%) VMware
9 7 (21.88%) Banking
9 7 (21.88%) Finance
10 6 (18.75%) Citrix
10 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (15.63%) WebSphere
11 5 (15.63%) Windows 10
11 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (15.63%) Tivoli
11 5 (15.63%) Java
11 5 (15.63%) PL/SQL
11 5 (15.63%) AIX
11 5 (15.63%) SAS
12 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
12 4 (12.50%) Mainframe
12 4 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (12.50%) PowerShell
12 4 (12.50%) Problem Management
12 4 (12.50%) SCCM

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 5 (15.63%) SAS
1 5 (15.63%) WebSphere
2 3 (9.38%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.38%) Skype for Business
3 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.25%) WordPress
4 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.13%) Gentran
4 1 (3.13%) IIS
4 1 (3.13%) NetWeaver
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (3.13%) PegaRULES
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.25%) Office 365
3 1 (3.13%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (3.13%) IaaS
3 1 (3.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) DHCP
1 3 (9.38%) DNS
1 3 (9.38%) Firewall
1 3 (9.38%) SAN
1 3 (9.38%) SSL
2 2 (6.25%) LAN
2 2 (6.25%) NAS
2 2 (6.25%) WAN
3 1 (3.13%) ADSL
3 1 (3.13%) Intranet
3 1 (3.13%) IPsec
3 1 (3.13%) ISDN
3 1 (3.13%) Junos
3 1 (3.13%) LDAP
3 1 (3.13%) MPLS
3 1 (3.13%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (3.13%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (56.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.38%) MySQL
3 2 (6.25%) GIS
3 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.13%) MaxDB
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.13%) SAP BW
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.13%) FxCop
2 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.13%) MSBuild
2 1 (3.13%) ReSharper
2 1 (3.13%) SoapUI
2 1 (3.13%) T4 Templates
2 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (21.88%) Banking
1 7 (21.88%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Investment Banking
2 3 (9.38%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (18.75%) Support Engineer
2 5 (15.63%) Applications Support
2 5 (15.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (12.50%) Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 3 (9.38%) Applications Support Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Consultant
4 3 (9.38%) Server Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Applications Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Applications Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Applications Support
5 2 (6.25%) SQL Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) SQL Support Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) .NET
1 3 (9.38%) ISPF
1 3 (9.38%) Middleware
1 3 (9.38%) Web Services
2 2 (6.25%) SOAP
3 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.13%) ADO.NET
3 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.13%) JSON
3 1 (3.13%) SAP PI
3 1 (3.13%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Mainframe
2 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.38%) PKI
3 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.25%) Clustering
3 2 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 2 (6.25%) Online Banking
4 1 (3.13%) CESG
4 1 (3.13%) Credit Risk
4 1 (3.13%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.13%) DataPower
4 1 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (3.13%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.13%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (37.50%) Unix
3 11 (34.38%) Linux
4 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (15.63%) AIX
5 5 (15.63%) Windows 10
5 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (12.50%) Windows 7
7 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (3.13%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) ITIL
2 8 (25.00%) Change Management
3 4 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 3 (9.38%) Information Security
4 3 (9.38%) Migration
4 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (6.25%) Server Building
5 2 (6.25%) Workflow
6 1 (3.13%) Application Performance Monitoring
6 1 (3.13%) Business Continuity Planning
6 1 (3.13%) Coaching
6 1 (3.13%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (3.13%) DevOps
6 1 (3.13%) Line Management
6 1 (3.13%) Patch Management
6 1 (3.13%) Planning and Forecasting
6 1 (3.13%) Proactive Monitoring
6 1 (3.13%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 10 (31.25%) SQL
2 9 (28.13%) Shell Script
3 5 (15.63%) Java
3 5 (15.63%) PL/SQL
4 4 (12.50%) PowerShell
5 3 (9.38%) JCL
6 1 (3.13%) C#
6 1 (3.13%) VB
6 1 (3.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) CCNA
1 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) CCIE
2 1 (3.13%) CCNP
2 1 (3.13%) ISEB
2 1 (3.13%) JNCIA
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (40.63%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (9.38%) Time Sharing Option
3 3 (9.38%) vSphere
3 3 (9.38%) XenApp
4 2 (6.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) Tivoli
2 4 (12.50%) SCCM
3 3 (9.38%) SCOM
4 1 (3.13%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (3.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.13%) Puppet
4 1 (3.13%) SmoothWall
4 1 (3.13%) vCenter Server
4 1 (3.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (34.38%) Microsoft
2 9 (28.13%) Oracle
3 8 (25.00%) VMware
4 6 (18.75%) Citrix
5 3 (9.38%) Cisco
5 3 (9.38%) HP
6 2 (6.25%) IBM
6 2 (6.25%) Juniper
6 2 (6.25%) LANDesk
6 2 (6.25%) McAfee
6 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.13%) AppSense
7 1 (3.13%) CA
7 1 (3.13%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.13%) Google
7 1 (3.13%) Lumension
7 1 (3.13%) Meraki
7 1 (3.13%) Palo Alto
7 1 (3.13%) Pega
7 1 (3.13%) Splunk