Period
to 14 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Knutsford 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 14 August 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 > Knutsford
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 10 6
Rank change year-on-year +7 -4 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows 50 18 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Knutsford 25.13% 11.54% 21.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.49% 39.13% 68.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 6 18
Knutsford median daily rate £360 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -17.65% +13.33%
10th Percentile £313 £164 £313
90th Percentile £400 £400 £503
Cheshire median daily rate £325 £300 £425
% change year-on-year +8.33% -29.41% +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Knutsford median hourly rate - - -
Cheshire median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year +15.38% -3.70% -10.00%

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 Knutsford with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Knutsford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 73 46 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Knutsford 36.68% 29.49% 31.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 29 30
Knutsford median daily rate £362 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.19% +2.94% +15.65%
10th Percentile £313 £348 £226
90th Percentile £438 £585 £489
Cheshire median daily rate £360 £400 £425
% change year-on-year -10.00% -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Knutsford median hourly rate - - -
Cheshire median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year +15.38% -3.70% -12.90%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Knutsford

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Knutsford

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Knutsford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Knutsford

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Knutsford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Knutsford

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 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 Knutsford region with a requirement for Windows.

1 29 (58.00%) PowerShell
2 22 (44.00%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (38.00%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (36.00%) Windows Server
5 17 (34.00%) Linux
5 17 (34.00%) Finance
6 15 (30.00%) Unix
6 15 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (28.00%) DevOps
8 13 (26.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (24.00%) Migration
10 11 (22.00%) Banking
10 11 (22.00%) Python
10 11 (22.00%) .NET
11 10 (20.00%) SQL Server
11 10 (20.00%) SQL
11 10 (20.00%) Active Directory
11 10 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (20.00%) Docker
12 9 (18.00%) SDLC
12 9 (18.00%) VBScript
12 9 (18.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 9 (18.00%) VMware
13 8 (16.00%) Jenkins
13 8 (16.00%) Puppet
13 8 (16.00%) Problem-Solving
14 7 (14.00%) Risk Management
14 7 (14.00%) C#
15 6 (12.00%) Java

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Knutsford 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 4 (8.00%) IIS
2 3 (6.00%) OpenStack
3 2 (4.00%) Confluence
4 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 19 (38.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.00%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (6.00%) Amazon S3
2 3 (6.00%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.00%) DHCP
1 6 (12.00%) DNS
1 6 (12.00%) IPsec
2 4 (8.00%) DMZ
2 4 (8.00%) DSL
2 4 (8.00%) Ethernet
2 4 (8.00%) LAN
2 4 (8.00%) NAS
2 4 (8.00%) SAN
2 4 (8.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (8.00%) WAN
3 3 (6.00%) SSH
4 1 (2.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 8 (16.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (8.00%) Bitbucket
2 4 (8.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (8.00%) TeamCity
3 3 (6.00%) MSI
4 1 (2.00%) CruiseControl
4 1 (2.00%) JIRA
General
1 17 (34.00%) Finance
2 11 (22.00%) Banking
3 3 (6.00%) Investment Banking
3 3 (6.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (22.00%) Windows Engineer
2 6 (12.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (12.00%) Server Engineer
2 6 (12.00%) Windows Server Engineer
3 5 (10.00%) Administrator
3 5 (10.00%) Automation Engineer
3 5 (10.00%) Delivery Manager
3 5 (10.00%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
3 5 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 5 (10.00%) Senior Windows Engineer
4 4 (8.00%) Senior Server Engineer
4 4 (8.00%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) Cloud Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) DBA
5 3 (6.00%) Desktop Support
5 3 (6.00%) Developer
5 3 (6.00%) SQL DBA
5 3 (6.00%) SQL Server DBA
5 3 (6.00%) Windows Administrator
6 2 (4.00%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.00%) .NET
2 5 (10.00%) .NET Core
3 3 (6.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (6.00%) AngularJS
3 3 (6.00%) Express
3 3 (6.00%) Hibernate
3 3 (6.00%) Middleware
3 3 (6.00%) Spring
3 3 (6.00%) Spring Boot
4 1 (2.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (8.00%) PMI
3 3 (6.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.00%) Clustering
4 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (36.00%) Windows Server
2 17 (34.00%) Linux
3 15 (30.00%) Unix
4 14 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (26.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (12.00%) Windows 2000
8 5 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (6.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (28.00%) DevOps
3 12 (24.00%) Migration
4 9 (18.00%) SDLC
5 8 (16.00%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (14.00%) Risk Management
7 6 (12.00%) Change Management
7 6 (12.00%) Software Deployment
7 6 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (12.00%) Time Management
8 5 (10.00%) Data Protection
8 5 (10.00%) ITIL
8 5 (10.00%) Project Management
8 5 (10.00%) Project Planning
8 5 (10.00%) RUP
8 5 (10.00%) Waterfall
9 4 (8.00%) Asset Management
9 4 (8.00%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (8.00%) PRINCE
9 4 (8.00%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (58.00%) PowerShell
2 11 (22.00%) Python
3 10 (20.00%) SQL
4 9 (18.00%) VBScript
5 7 (14.00%) C#
6 6 (12.00%) Java
7 5 (10.00%) Ruby
7 5 (10.00%) Shell Script
8 4 (8.00%) Bash Shell
8 4 (8.00%) T-SQL
9 3 (6.00%) C
9 3 (6.00%) C++
9 3 (6.00%) Go
9 3 (6.00%) Groovy
9 3 (6.00%) Java 8
9 3 (6.00%) JavaScript
9 3 (6.00%) TypeScript
9 3 (6.00%) VB
10 1 (2.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (8.00%) PMI Certification
1 4 (8.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (4.00%) MCITP
2 2 (4.00%) MCTS
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 1 (2.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 10 (20.00%) Docker
2 9 (18.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (12.00%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (12.00%) XenApp
4 4 (8.00%) Hyper-V
5 3 (6.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (6.00%) QEMU
6 2 (4.00%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 22 (44.00%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (16.00%) Puppet
3 6 (12.00%) SCCM
4 5 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (8.00%) Ansible
5 4 (8.00%) Kubernetes
5 4 (8.00%) NetBackup
5 4 (8.00%) Terraform
5 4 (8.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (2.00%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (2.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 9 (18.00%) VMware
2 6 (12.00%) Citrix
2 6 (12.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (10.00%) Oracle
3 5 (10.00%) Symantec
4 4 (8.00%) HP
4 4 (8.00%) Isilon
4 4 (8.00%) NetApp
4 4 (8.00%) Rackspace
5 3 (6.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.00%) McAfee
6 1 (2.00%) Trustwave