Period
to 16 February 2019

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 16 February 2019 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
16 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 39 48 53
Rank change year-on-year +9 +5 +26
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 53 43 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 4.48% 3.27% 2.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.54% 18.07% 14.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 29 19
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -11.76% +41.67%
10th Percentile £303 £245 £112
90th Percentile £475 £488 £513
North West median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% +4.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 6
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.25 £32.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.23% +54.76% +6.33%
10th Percentile £11.43 £15.45 £16.30
90th Percentile £14.88 £33.75 £25.63
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £18.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -10.81% +15.63% -8.57%

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 246 238 249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 20.79% 18.13% 20.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 124 158
Cheshire median daily rate £361 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.60% -6.31% -
10th Percentile £160 £225 £160
90th Percentile £475 £538 £600
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 36 26
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -14.75% -10.29%
10th Percentile £16.04 £11.21 £10.88
90th Percentile £18.26 £23.50 £23.13
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -5.88%

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 16 February 2019.

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 16 February 2019. 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 +22 31 £375 -11.76% 8
Chester +2 7 £340 +14.77% 9
Macclesfield - 3 £274 - 4
Crewe -4 1 £300 -
Northwich - 1 - - 5
Windows Server
North West

For the 6 months to 16 February 2019, 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 53 (100.00%) Windows
2 30 (56.60%) Active Directory
2 30 (56.60%) VMware
3 24 (45.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 20 (37.74%) Office 365
5 17 (32.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 17 (32.08%) WAN
5 17 (32.08%) LAN
6 14 (26.42%) Migration
6 14 (26.42%) SC Cleared
6 14 (26.42%) Security Cleared
7 13 (24.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (22.64%) VMware Infrastructure
8 12 (22.64%) DNS
9 11 (20.75%) TCP/IP
9 11 (20.75%) Microsoft
10 10 (18.87%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (18.87%) DHCP
10 10 (18.87%) SAN
10 10 (18.87%) PowerShell
11 9 (16.98%) SCCM
11 9 (16.98%) VPN
11 9 (16.98%) SharePoint
11 9 (16.98%) SQL Server
11 9 (16.98%) Data Centre
12 8 (15.09%) Citrix
13 7 (13.21%) MS Exchange
13 7 (13.21%) Firewall
13 7 (13.21%) Veritas
13 7 (13.21%) Local Government

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 9 (16.98%) SharePoint
2 7 (13.21%) MS Exchange
3 4 (7.55%) IIS
3 4 (7.55%) Skype for Business
4 3 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 24 (45.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (37.74%) Office 365
3 5 (9.43%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (7.55%) IaaS
5 3 (5.66%) Amazon Glacier
6 1 (1.89%) Mimecast
6 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (32.08%) LAN
1 17 (32.08%) WAN
2 12 (22.64%) DNS
3 11 (20.75%) TCP/IP
4 10 (18.87%) DHCP
4 10 (18.87%) SAN
5 9 (16.98%) VPN
6 7 (13.21%) Firewall
7 5 (9.43%) NAS
8 4 (7.55%) Network Security
9 3 (5.66%) iSCSI
10 2 (3.77%) VoIP
11 1 (1.89%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 1 (1.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 1 (1.89%) MPLS
11 1 (1.89%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (1.89%) Reverse Proxy
11 1 (1.89%) SSL
11 1 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.98%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Chocolatey
1 1 (1.89%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.89%) JIRA
1 1 (1.89%) Vagrant
1 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (13.21%) Local Government
2 5 (9.43%) Finance
3 1 (1.89%) Billing
3 1 (1.89%) Law
3 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (26.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (11.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 6 (11.32%) Office 365 Engineer
2 6 (11.32%) Server Engineer
3 5 (9.43%) Consultant
3 5 (9.43%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 4 (7.55%) Administrator
4 4 (7.55%) Architect
4 4 (7.55%) Exchange Engineer
4 4 (7.55%) Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (7.55%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Azure Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) DBA
5 3 (5.66%) Migration Architect
5 3 (5.66%) SQL DBA
5 3 (5.66%) VMware Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Cloud Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Data Centre Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.55%) Middleware
2 1 (1.89%) .NET
2 1 (1.89%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.98%) Data Centre
2 6 (11.32%) Replication
3 5 (9.43%) Clustering
4 4 (7.55%) Enterprise Storage
4 4 (7.55%) PKI
5 2 (3.77%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (3.77%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.89%) iPhone
6 1 (1.89%) User Experience
6 1 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 53 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (24.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (7.55%) Windows 10
5 4 (7.55%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.89%) HPUX
6 1 (1.89%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.89%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (32.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 14 (26.42%) Migration
3 10 (18.87%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (11.32%) High Availability
5 5 (9.43%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (7.55%) Patch Management
6 4 (7.55%) Process Management
6 4 (7.55%) Server Building
7 3 (5.66%) Capacity Management
7 3 (5.66%) DevOps
7 3 (5.66%) ITIL
7 3 (5.66%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (5.66%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (3.77%) Server Management
9 1 (1.89%) Analytics
9 1 (1.89%) Antivirus Management
9 1 (1.89%) Data Analytics
9 1 (1.89%) Mentoring
9 1 (1.89%) Security Patching
9 1 (1.89%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.87%) PowerShell
2 6 (11.32%) SQL
3 1 (1.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (26.42%) SC Cleared
1 14 (26.42%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.77%) Degree
System Software
1 30 (56.60%) Active Directory
2 12 (22.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (11.32%) Hyper-V
4 5 (9.43%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (7.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 4 (7.55%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (7.55%) XenApp
6 2 (3.77%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.89%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (16.98%) SCCM
2 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Clustering
2 5 (9.43%) NetBackup
2 5 (9.43%) SCOM
3 4 (7.55%) AirWatch
3 4 (7.55%) OpenView
4 2 (3.77%) WSUS
5 1 (1.89%) Foglight
5 1 (1.89%) HP SIM
5 1 (1.89%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.89%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.89%) SmoothWall
5 1 (1.89%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 30 (56.60%) VMware
2 11 (20.75%) Microsoft
3 8 (15.09%) Citrix
4 7 (13.21%) Veritas
5 6 (11.32%) HP
6 4 (7.55%) Blue Coat
6 4 (7.55%) Nimble Storage
6 4 (7.55%) SolarWinds
6 4 (7.55%) Veeam
7 3 (5.66%) Cisco
8 2 (3.77%) EMC
8 2 (3.77%) McAfee
8 2 (3.77%) NetApp
9 1 (1.89%) Altiris
9 1 (1.89%) Avaya
9 1 (1.89%) Brocade
9 1 (1.89%) CommVault
9 1 (1.89%) NetIQ
9 1 (1.89%) Oracle
9 1 (1.89%) TippingPoint