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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
Cheshire / Knutsford
Rank 6 9 5
Rank change year-on-year +3 -4  
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Knutsford 17.95% 11.61% 24.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.33% 40.63% 73.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 4
Median daily rate £348 £475 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.84% +24.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £425 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £505 £437
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.45% +6.89%  

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 Knutsford with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Knutsford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 12 32 19
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Knutsford 30.77% 28.57% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 22 6
Median daily rate £348 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.23% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £277 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £503 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Knutsford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Knutsford citing Windows as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows in Knutsford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Knutsford

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Knutsford

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 Knutsford region with a requirement for Windows.

1 6 (75.00%) Unix
2 3 (37.50%) Linux
2 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) SDLC
3 2 (25.00%) PKI
3 2 (25.00%) Statistics
3 2 (25.00%) Project Planning
3 2 (25.00%) SSH
3 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (25.00%) SSL
3 2 (25.00%) PRINCE
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) JBoss
3 2 (25.00%) RUP
3 2 (25.00%) Python
3 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (25.00%) PMI
3 2 (25.00%) PMI Certification
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 2 (25.00%) MS Project
4 1 (12.50%) Java
4 1 (12.50%) Perl
4 1 (12.50%) AIX
4 1 (12.50%) HPUX
4 1 (12.50%) Solaris
4 1 (12.50%) CA
4 1 (12.50%) MS Excel

Windows
Top Related 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 2 (25.00%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Project
2 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) SSH
1 2 (25.00%) SSL
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Manager
1 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 2 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Active Directory Migration Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Active Directory Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Configuration Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Management Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Environment Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Migration Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Programme Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Linux Command Line
1 2 (25.00%) PKI
1 2 (25.00%) PMI
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Unix
2 3 (37.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) AIX
3 1 (12.50%) HPUX
3 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Solaris
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) PRINCE
2 2 (25.00%) Project Management
2 2 (25.00%) Project Planning
2 2 (25.00%) RUP
2 2 (25.00%) SDLC
2 2 (25.00%) Statistics
2 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
3 1 (12.50%) Software Asset Management
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) PMI Certification
1 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) IBM BigFix
1 1 (12.50%) Netcool
1 1 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) CA
2 1 (12.50%) IBM
2 1 (12.50%) ServiceNow
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