Period
to 23 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 23 July 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
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 15 14
Rank change year-on-year +5 -1 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows 36 46 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 13.79% 12.17% 9.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 70.59% 49.46% 31.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 26 18
Chester median daily rate £300 £353 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.89% +4.44% +28.57%
10th Percentile £280 £225 £225
90th Percentile £396 £453 £540
Cheshire median daily rate £300 £425 £374
% change year-on-year -29.41% +13.71% +38.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 18
Chester median hourly rate £14.00 £13.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.82% -1.79% -57.93%
10th Percentile £10.50 £13.25 £10.93
90th Percentile £17.74 £21.00 £17.76
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -3.70% -10.00% -14.29%

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 51 93 132
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 19.54% 24.60% 31.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 61 65
Chester median daily rate £301 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.15% +10.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £278 £263 £304
90th Percentile £465 £538 £464
Cheshire median daily rate £388 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -8.82% +6.25% +29.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 16
Chester median hourly rate £13.50 £13.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.82% -1.79% -55.63%
10th Percentile £10.50 £13.25 £10.77
90th Percentile £17.62 £21.00 £17.76
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.70% -12.90% -9.73%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Chester

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Chester

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Chester over the 6 months to 23 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Chester

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Chester

For the 6 months to 23 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 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.

1 21 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 19 (52.78%) Windows Server
3 16 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 15 (41.67%) Citrix
5 12 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 12 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (33.33%) Office 365
6 11 (30.56%) Windows 7
7 10 (27.78%) Migration
7 10 (27.78%) Local Government
8 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (25.00%) SCOM
9 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (22.22%) SCCM
9 8 (22.22%) MS Exchange
10 7 (19.44%) SharePoint
10 7 (19.44%) LAN
10 7 (19.44%) WAN
10 7 (19.44%) PKI
10 7 (19.44%) VMware
10 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Azure
11 6 (16.67%) vSphere
11 6 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (16.67%) Clustering
11 6 (16.67%) Service Management
11 6 (16.67%) Banking
11 6 (16.67%) ITIL
11 6 (16.67%) HP
11 6 (16.67%) SAN
12 5 (13.89%) Project Management

Windows
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 8 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 7 (19.44%) SharePoint
3 5 (13.89%) Skype for Business
4 4 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (11.11%) IIS
5 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (5.56%) IBM Notes
7 1 (2.78%) Apache
7 1 (2.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (2.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (2.78%) PegaRULES
7 1 (2.78%) SAS
7 1 (2.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Pega PRPC
Cloud Services
1 12 (33.33%) Office 365
2 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.78%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (19.44%) LAN
1 7 (19.44%) WAN
2 6 (16.67%) SAN
3 5 (13.89%) TCP/IP
4 4 (11.11%) Firewall
4 4 (11.11%) Remote Desktop
5 3 (8.33%) LDAP
5 3 (8.33%) NAS
5 3 (8.33%) Reverse Proxy
5 3 (8.33%) VPN
6 2 (5.56%) DNS
6 2 (5.56%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (5.56%) VLAN
7 1 (2.78%) Intranet
7 1 (2.78%) Skype
7 1 (2.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (2.78%) FxCop
2 1 (2.78%) MSBuild
2 1 (2.78%) ReSharper
2 1 (2.78%) SoapUI
2 1 (2.78%) T4 Templates
2 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (27.78%) Local Government
2 6 (16.67%) Banking
3 4 (11.11%) Finance
4 3 (8.33%) Investment Banking
4 3 (8.33%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.78%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (13.89%) Administrator
1 5 (13.89%) Consultant
1 5 (13.89%) Server Engineer
1 5 (13.89%) Technical Consultant
2 4 (11.11%) Desktop Support
2 4 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 3 (8.33%) Coordinator
3 3 (8.33%) Exchange Engineer
3 3 (8.33%) Security Officer
3 3 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (5.56%) 1st Line Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (5.56%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Break Fix Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) DBA
4 2 (5.56%) Developer
4 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Senior Support Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Windows Administrator
4 2 (5.56%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) EDI
2 2 (5.56%) .NET
2 2 (5.56%) Middleware
2 2 (5.56%) WCF
2 2 (5.56%) Web Services
3 1 (2.78%) ADO.NET
3 1 (2.78%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (2.78%) CSS
3 1 (2.78%) Flash
3 1 (2.78%) HTML
3 1 (2.78%) jQuery
3 1 (2.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) PKI
2 6 (16.67%) Clustering
3 5 (13.89%) Data Centre
4 4 (11.11%) Management Information System
5 3 (8.33%) CESG
6 2 (5.56%) iPhone
6 2 (5.56%) Smartphone
7 1 (2.78%) Blackberry
7 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
7 1 (2.78%) Credit Risk
7 1 (2.78%) Data Structures
7 1 (2.78%) DataPower
7 1 (2.78%) EMC VNX
7 1 (2.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (2.78%) Handset
7 1 (2.78%) iPad
7 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
7 1 (2.78%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 19 (52.78%) Windows Server
2 12 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (30.56%) Windows 7
4 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (11.11%) Unix
6 4 (11.11%) Windows 10
7 3 (8.33%) AIX
7 3 (8.33%) Linux
7 3 (8.33%) Windows XP
8 2 (5.56%) Android
8 2 (5.56%) Apple iOS
8 2 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (5.56%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (2.78%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.78%) Migration
2 6 (16.67%) ITIL
2 6 (16.67%) Service Management
3 5 (13.89%) Project Management
4 4 (11.11%) Customer Requirements
4 4 (11.11%) Line Management
4 4 (11.11%) Presales
4 4 (11.11%) Server Building
5 3 (8.33%) ERP
5 3 (8.33%) Information Security
5 3 (8.33%) Information Security Management
5 3 (8.33%) Security Management
6 2 (5.56%) Break/Fix
6 2 (5.56%) Change Management
6 2 (5.56%) Identity Management
6 2 (5.56%) ITSM
6 2 (5.56%) Performance Optimisation
6 2 (5.56%) Proactive Monitoring
6 2 (5.56%) Server Monitoring
6 2 (5.56%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.89%) SQL
2 2 (5.56%) C#
2 2 (5.56%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.78%) Java
3 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.78%) PHP
3 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) ISEB
2 1 (2.78%) MCDST
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.56%) SLA
3 1 (2.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (16.67%) vSphere
3 4 (11.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 4 (11.11%) XenApp
4 2 (5.56%) Firmware
4 2 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (25.00%) SCOM
2 8 (22.22%) SCCM
3 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (8.33%) Failover Clustering
4 3 (8.33%) SmoothWall
5 2 (5.56%) Ansible
5 2 (5.56%) Perfmon
5 2 (5.56%) Puppet
5 2 (5.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (2.78%) BladeLogic
6 1 (2.78%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (2.78%) DameWare
6 1 (2.78%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (2.78%) Nagios
6 1 (2.78%) Tivoli
6 1 (2.78%) vCenter Server
6 1 (2.78%) vRealize
6 1 (2.78%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 15 (41.67%) Citrix
3 7 (19.44%) VMware
4 6 (16.67%) HP
5 4 (11.11%) McAfee
6 3 (8.33%) Cisco
6 3 (8.33%) Juniper
7 2 (5.56%) Dell
7 2 (5.56%) EqualLogic
7 2 (5.56%) IBM
7 2 (5.56%) Lotus
7 2 (5.56%) Oracle
7 2 (5.56%) Samsung
7 2 (5.56%) Symantec
8 1 (2.78%) 3PAR
8 1 (2.78%) BMC
8 1 (2.78%) CA
8 1 (2.78%) EMC
8 1 (2.78%) NetApp
8 1 (2.78%) Pega
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