Period
to 18 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 18 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
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 34 30
Rank change year-on-year +12 -4 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 10 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 4.76% 0.79% 2.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.64% 4.26% 9.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 5
Chester median daily rate £316 £213 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +48.82% -55.26% +14.46%
10th Percentile £225 £112 £323
90th Percentile £455 £315 £515
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £410 £310
% change year-on-year -8.54% +32.47% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Chester median hourly rate - - £16.00
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £21.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year -38.10% +75.00% -33.33%

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 Chester with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Chester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 39 47 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 18.57% 18.58% 27.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 38 45
Chester median daily rate £320 £420 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.81% +2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £225 £300 £318
90th Percentile £439 £530 £488
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £424 £388
% change year-on-year -11.50% +9.35% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 12
Chester median hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £15.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.41% -12.45% -8.43%
10th Percentile £11.00 £13.25 £11.45
90th Percentile £18.10 £16.38 £27.13
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -3.70% -20.59% +5.46%

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

Job postings citing Windows Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Chester.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in Chester

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Server in Chester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server in Chester

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in Chester over the 6 months to 18 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server in Chester

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server in Chester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server in Chester

For the 6 months to 18 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 Chester region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Oracle
2 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 6 (60.00%) Unix
3 5 (50.00%) Banking
3 5 (50.00%) WebSphere
3 5 (50.00%) Change Management
3 5 (50.00%) Finance
3 5 (50.00%) Java
3 5 (50.00%) PL/SQL
3 5 (50.00%) ITIL
3 5 (50.00%) Linux
3 5 (50.00%) Tivoli
3 5 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 5 (50.00%) SAS
4 4 (40.00%) Problem Management
5 3 (30.00%) Web Services
5 3 (30.00%) VMware
5 3 (30.00%) Investment Banking
6 2 (20.00%) Cisco
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
6 2 (20.00%) Online Banking
6 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
6 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (10.00%) FxCop
7 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
7 1 (10.00%) SoapUI

Windows Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 (50.00%) SAS
1 5 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (10.00%) IIS
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (10.00%) PegaRULES
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
1 1 (10.00%) Intranet
1 1 (10.00%) LAN
1 1 (10.00%) LDAP
1 1 (10.00%) Reverse Proxy
1 1 (10.00%) SAN
1 1 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) FxCop
1 1 (10.00%) MSBuild
1 1 (10.00%) ReSharper
1 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (10.00%) T4 Templates
1 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (50.00%) Banking
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Applications Support
1 5 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Applications Support Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Support
2 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Applications Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Applications Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Applications Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Applications Support
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Linux Support
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) ADO.NET
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (10.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
1 2 (20.00%) Online Banking
2 1 (10.00%) CESG
2 1 (10.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Credit Risk
2 1 (10.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (10.00%) DataPower
2 1 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Unix
3 5 (50.00%) Linux
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (10.00%) AIX
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Change Management
1 5 (50.00%) ITIL
2 4 (40.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (10.00%) Application Performance Monitoring
3 1 (10.00%) Coaching
3 1 (10.00%) Facilities Management
3 1 (10.00%) Information Security
3 1 (10.00%) Information Security Management
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) MVC
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (10.00%) Security Management
3 1 (10.00%) SOA
3 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (10.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) Java
2 5 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 5 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (10.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) Tivoli
2 1 (10.00%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (10.00%) SCOM
2 1 (10.00%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Oracle
2 3 (30.00%) VMware
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) CA
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix
4 1 (10.00%) Juniper
4 1 (10.00%) McAfee
4 1 (10.00%) Pega