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 June 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 / Knutsford
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 5 12
Rank change year-on-year -7 +7  
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 22 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Knutsford 10.13% 28.95% 9.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.78% 73.33% 42.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 7
Median daily rate £350 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.64% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £369 £367
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £468 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.38 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.39% +5.64%  

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 23 30 19
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Knutsford 29.11% 39.47% 22.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 17 13
Median daily rate £394 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.35% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £333 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £540 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £15.77
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Knutsford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Knutsford over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 24 June 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 9 (60.00%) Unix
2 5 (33.33%) SSH
2 5 (33.33%) Linux
2 5 (33.33%) SSL
2 5 (33.33%) PKI
2 5 (33.33%) Statistics
2 5 (33.33%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (26.67%) Finance
4 3 (20.00%) ITIL
4 3 (20.00%) VMware
4 3 (20.00%) CA
4 3 (20.00%) Web Services
4 3 (20.00%) vSphere
5 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
5 2 (13.33%) Network Management
5 2 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (13.33%) Skype for Business
5 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (13.33%) XenApp
5 2 (13.33%) NetScaler
5 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (13.33%) Project Planning
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (13.33%) CentOS
5 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
5 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
5 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (13.33%) vCenter Server
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
5 2 (13.33%) DevOps

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 2 (13.33%) Apache
1 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (13.33%) IIS
1 2 (13.33%) JBoss
1 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
1 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2013
1 2 (13.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) SSH
1 5 (33.33%) SSL
2 2 (13.33%) DHCP
2 2 (13.33%) DNS
2 2 (13.33%) LAN
2 2 (13.33%) NetScaler
2 2 (13.33%) Skype
2 2 (13.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.67%) Subversion
1 1 (6.67%) Xcode
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Project Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Configuration Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support
3 1 (6.67%) Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Management Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Environment Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
3 1 (6.67%) iOS Developer
3 1 (6.67%) IT Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Mobile Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Programme Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Unix Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Deployment Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) Web Services
2 2 (13.33%) LAMP
3 1 (6.67%) Cocoa
3 1 (6.67%) HTML
3 1 (6.67%) JSON
3 1 (6.67%) Middleware
3 1 (6.67%) REST
3 1 (6.67%) SOAP
3 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Linux Command Line
1 5 (33.33%) PKI
2 2 (13.33%) PMI
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.67%) Mainframe
3 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Unix
2 5 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (13.33%) CentOS
3 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.67%) AIX
4 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
4 1 (6.67%) HPUX
4 1 (6.67%) Mac OS X
4 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (6.67%) Solaris
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Statistics
2 3 (20.00%) ITIL
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (13.33%) DevOps
3 2 (13.33%) Network Management
3 2 (13.33%) PRINCE
3 2 (13.33%) Project Management
3 2 (13.33%) Project Planning
3 2 (13.33%) RUP
3 2 (13.33%) SDLC
3 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
4 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
4 1 (6.67%) Change Management
4 1 (6.67%) iOS Development
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Mobile Development
4 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
4 1 (6.67%) Software Asset Management
4 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.67%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) Python
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) Apple Swift
2 1 (6.67%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) Objective-C
2 1 (6.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) PMI Certification
1 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) vSphere
2 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
2 2 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (13.33%) XenApp
3 1 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) vCenter Server
1 2 (13.33%) vMotion
2 1 (6.67%) IBM BigFix
2 1 (6.67%) Netcool
2 1 (6.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) CA
1 3 (20.00%) VMware
2 2 (13.33%) AppSense
2 2 (13.33%) Citrix
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
2 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (6.67%) Apple
3 1 (6.67%) IBM
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) ServiceNow