Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 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
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 54 59
Rank change year-on-year +18 +5 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 63 34 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 4.88% 2.55% 2.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.92% 13.60% 13.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 39 21
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £300 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -24.53% +26.29%
10th Percentile £280 £207 £263
90th Percentile £463 £438 £488
North West median daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +16.67% -7.69% +13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Cheshire median hourly rate - £13.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -38.10% +75.00%
North West median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £19.08
% change year-on-year +9.09% -13.52% +27.20%

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 333 250 315
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 25.77% 18.73% 21.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 163 195
Cheshire median daily rate £365 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.73% -11.76% +9.68%
10th Percentile £200 £180 £190
90th Percentile £475 £538 £575
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 23 24
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -3.70% -19.83%
10th Percentile £13.45 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £20.13 £18.50 £21.00
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.43 £14.42
% change year-on-year +0.40% +20.87% -6.97%

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 13 November 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
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 13 November 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 +17 31 £375 -10.45% 6
Chester -3 8 £280 -6.67% 1
Wilmslow -3 5 - - 2
Knutsford -6 4 £400 - 3
Macclesfield -3 1 £375 +294.74% 3
Crewe -14 1 - -
Windows Server
North West

For the 6 months to 13 November 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 63 (100.00%) Windows
2 38 (60.32%) Active Directory
3 32 (50.79%) VMware
4 30 (47.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 30 (47.62%) Office 365
5 22 (34.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 22 (34.92%) LAN
5 22 (34.92%) WAN
6 18 (28.57%) Migration
7 17 (26.98%) VMware Infrastructure
8 16 (25.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (25.40%) SCCM
8 16 (25.40%) DNS
9 15 (23.81%) DHCP
9 15 (23.81%) MS Exchange
9 15 (23.81%) SC Cleared
9 15 (23.81%) Security Cleared
10 14 (22.22%) Microsoft
10 14 (22.22%) SQL
11 13 (20.63%) PowerShell
12 12 (19.05%) SharePoint
12 12 (19.05%) Data Centre
13 11 (17.46%) SQL Server
13 11 (17.46%) SCOM
13 11 (17.46%) Disaster Recovery
14 10 (15.87%) TCP/IP
14 10 (15.87%) VMware ESXi
15 9 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
15 9 (14.29%) VPN
15 9 (14.29%) SAN

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 15 (23.81%) MS Exchange
2 12 (19.05%) SharePoint
3 8 (12.70%) Skype for Business
4 7 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (6.35%) IIS
7 3 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 30 (47.62%) Microsoft Azure
1 30 (47.62%) Office 365
2 8 (12.70%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (12.70%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (6.35%) IaaS
4 2 (3.17%) Amazon Glacier
5 1 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (34.92%) LAN
1 22 (34.92%) WAN
2 16 (25.40%) DNS
3 15 (23.81%) DHCP
4 10 (15.87%) TCP/IP
5 9 (14.29%) SAN
5 9 (14.29%) VPN
6 8 (12.70%) Firewall
7 4 (6.35%) NAS
8 3 (4.76%) Network Security
9 2 (3.17%) iSCSI
10 1 (1.59%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 1 (1.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 1 (1.59%) Intranet
10 1 (1.59%) MPLS
10 1 (1.59%) Reverse Proxy
10 1 (1.59%) Skype
10 1 (1.59%) SSL
10 1 (1.59%) Unified Communications
10 1 (1.59%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.46%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.76%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Chocolatey
1 1 (1.59%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.59%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (1.59%) Vagrant
General
1 9 (14.29%) Local Government
2 4 (6.35%) Finance
3 3 (4.76%) Back Office
4 1 (1.59%) Billing
Job Titles
1 20 (31.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (17.46%) Server Engineer
3 8 (12.70%) Administrator
4 6 (9.52%) Office 365 Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) Senior Windows Administrator
5 5 (7.94%) Windows Administrator
6 4 (6.35%) Architect
6 4 (6.35%) Consultant
6 4 (6.35%) Exchange Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 3 (4.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Azure Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) DBA
7 3 (4.76%) Migration Architect
7 3 (4.76%) SQL DBA
7 3 (4.76%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.35%) Middleware
2 2 (3.17%) .NET
3 1 (1.59%) Apache Flex
3 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.59%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.05%) Data Centre
2 7 (11.11%) PKI
3 6 (9.52%) Clustering
3 6 (9.52%) Replication
4 5 (7.94%) Fat Client
4 5 (7.94%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (7.94%) Thin Client
5 4 (6.35%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (3.17%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.59%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 63 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (25.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (9.52%) Windows 10
4 6 (9.52%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.17%) Linux
5 2 (3.17%) Unix
6 1 (1.59%) HPUX
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (1.59%) Solaris
6 1 (1.59%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.59%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (34.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 18 (28.57%) Migration
3 11 (17.46%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (12.70%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (11.11%) DevOps
6 6 (9.52%) High Availability
6 6 (9.52%) Server Building
7 5 (7.94%) Patch Management
8 4 (6.35%) ITIL
8 4 (6.35%) Process Management
9 3 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (3.17%) Capacity Management
10 2 (3.17%) Data Security
10 2 (3.17%) Performance Monitoring
10 2 (3.17%) Release Management
10 2 (3.17%) Root Cause Analysis
11 1 (1.59%) Capacity Planning
11 1 (1.59%) Data Extraction
11 1 (1.59%) Performance Management
11 1 (1.59%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 14 (22.22%) SQL
2 13 (20.63%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.17%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.59%) C#
4 1 (1.59%) PHP
4 1 (1.59%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.59%) VB
4 1 (1.59%) VBA
4 1 (1.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (23.81%) SC Cleared
1 15 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) GDPR
System Software
1 38 (60.32%) Active Directory
2 17 (26.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (15.87%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (12.70%) XenApp
5 7 (11.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 7 (11.11%) Hyper-V
6 6 (9.52%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (6.35%) Docker
7 4 (6.35%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.59%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.59%) vSphere
8 1 (1.59%) Xen
8 1 (1.59%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.59%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (25.40%) SCCM
2 11 (17.46%) SCOM
3 6 (9.52%) Microsoft Clustering
3 6 (9.52%) vCenter Server
3 6 (9.52%) WSUS
4 5 (7.94%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (6.35%) AirWatch
5 4 (6.35%) Kubernetes
5 4 (6.35%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (6.35%) OpenView
5 4 (6.35%) Puppet
6 2 (3.17%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.59%) Foglight
7 1 (1.59%) HP SIM
7 1 (1.59%) Nagios
7 1 (1.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (1.59%) SCVMM
7 1 (1.59%) SmoothWall
7 1 (1.59%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 32 (50.79%) VMware
2 14 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 8 (12.70%) Citrix
4 6 (9.52%) HP
4 6 (9.52%) Veritas
5 5 (7.94%) Clearswift
5 5 (7.94%) McAfee
5 5 (7.94%) Teradici
6 4 (6.35%) Blue Coat
6 4 (6.35%) SolarWinds
6 4 (6.35%) Veeam
7 3 (4.76%) Nimble Storage
8 2 (3.17%) Cisco
8 2 (3.17%) Oracle
9 1 (1.59%) Altiris
9 1 (1.59%) Avaya
9 1 (1.59%) CommVault
9 1 (1.59%) NetApp
9 1 (1.59%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.59%) Sage