Period
to 17 January 2018

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 17 January 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
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 22 17
Rank change year-on-year +17 -5 -14
Contract jobs citing Windows 28 15 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 15.82% 6.10% 8.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 84.85% 36.59% 36.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 9
Chester median daily rate £280 £258 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.74% -26.43% -6.67%
10th Percentile £225 £106 £231
90th Percentile £393 £456 £505
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £423 £314
% change year-on-year -5.33% +34.66% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 10
Chester median hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £15.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.71% +13.49% -11.48%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.95 £14.00
90th Percentile £33.75 £22.10 £24.13
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.25 £17.33
% change year-on-year -8.77% -17.77% +5.83%

Windows 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 33 41 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 18.64% 16.67% 22.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 31 38
Chester median daily rate £319 £400 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.31% -4.19% +4.38%
10th Percentile £225 £175 £334
90th Percentile £411 £530 £488
Cheshire median daily rate £388 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -6.06% +3.13% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 10
Chester median hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £15.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.71% +13.49% -11.48%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.95 £14.00
90th Percentile £33.75 £22.10 £24.13
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.93 £17.33
% change year-on-year -12.93% -13.85% +6.94%

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 17 January 2018.

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

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Chester over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Chester

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 12 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 11 (39.29%) VMware
3 10 (35.71%) Windows Server
3 10 (35.71%) Active Directory
4 9 (32.14%) Citrix
5 8 (28.57%) Linux
5 8 (28.57%) ITIL
5 8 (28.57%) Oracle
5 8 (28.57%) WebSphere
6 7 (25.00%) Windows 10
7 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (21.43%) Local Government
7 6 (21.43%) Banking
7 6 (21.43%) MS Exchange
7 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
7 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (17.86%) DHCP
8 5 (17.86%) SQL
8 5 (17.86%) Unix
8 5 (17.86%) AIX
8 5 (17.86%) SCCM
9 4 (14.29%) Windows 7
9 4 (14.29%) PL/SQL
9 4 (14.29%) Java
9 4 (14.29%) Cisco
9 4 (14.29%) IBM
9 4 (14.29%) SAS
9 4 (14.29%) Tivoli
9 4 (14.29%) Shell Script
9 4 (14.29%) IBM Certification

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 (28.57%) WebSphere
2 6 (21.43%) MS Exchange
3 4 (14.29%) FileNet
3 4 (14.29%) SAS
4 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (7.14%) IIS
6 1 (3.57%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) DHCP
2 3 (10.71%) DNS
2 3 (10.71%) LAN
2 3 (10.71%) WAN
3 2 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (7.14%) EIGRP
3 2 (7.14%) MPLS
3 2 (7.14%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (7.14%) VLAN
4 1 (3.57%) Firewall
4 1 (3.57%) LDAP
4 1 (3.57%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (3.57%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (42.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (21.43%) Banking
1 6 (21.43%) Local Government
2 4 (14.29%) Finance
3 3 (10.71%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Support Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Desktop Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Desktop Support
2 5 (17.86%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Infrastructure Support
3 4 (14.29%) Applications Support
3 4 (14.29%) FileNet Specialist
4 3 (10.71%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (10.71%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (10.71%) Active Directory Support
4 3 (10.71%) Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Applications Support Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Support Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
5 2 (7.14%) Exchange Support
5 2 (7.14%) Hardware Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) SQL Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) .NET
1 1 (3.57%) AngularJS
1 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (3.57%) CSS
1 1 (3.57%) HTML
1 1 (3.57%) jQuery
1 1 (3.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (3.57%) WCF
1 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.57%) CESG
2 1 (3.57%) Clustering
2 1 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.57%) Online Banking
2 1 (3.57%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (35.71%) Windows Server
2 8 (28.57%) Linux
3 7 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (17.86%) AIX
5 5 (17.86%) Unix
6 4 (14.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) ITIL
2 4 (14.29%) Change Management
3 3 (10.71%) Problem Management
4 2 (7.14%) Break/Fix
4 2 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (7.14%) ITSM
4 2 (7.14%) Proactive Monitoring
5 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.57%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (3.57%) Domain-Driven Design
5 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (3.57%) Information Security
5 1 (3.57%) Information Security Management
5 1 (3.57%) Migration
5 1 (3.57%) OOP
5 1 (3.57%) Security Management
5 1 (3.57%) SOA
5 1 (3.57%) TDD
5 1 (3.57%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) SQL
2 4 (14.29%) Java
2 4 (14.29%) PL/SQL
2 4 (14.29%) Shell Script
3 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.57%) C#
4 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.57%) PHP
4 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) IBM Certification
2 3 (10.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (10.71%) MCITP
2 3 (10.71%) MCSA
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (7.14%) CCNA
3 2 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.57%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) SLA
2 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.14%) Firmware
2 2 (7.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) SCCM
2 4 (14.29%) Tivoli
3 3 (10.71%) NetBackup
3 3 (10.71%) SCOM
4 1 (3.57%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 11 (39.29%) VMware
2 9 (32.14%) Citrix
3 8 (28.57%) Oracle
4 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
5 4 (14.29%) Cisco
5 4 (14.29%) IBM
6 2 (7.14%) Dell
6 2 (7.14%) HP
7 1 (3.57%) Juniper
7 1 (3.57%) McAfee