The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Warrington 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 27 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.

Microsoft Windows
Cheshire / Warrington
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 9 19
Rank change year-on-year -3 +10  
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 55 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warrington 7.00% 16.03% 7.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 41.18% 60.44% 45.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 11
Median daily rate £300 £422 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.90% +0.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £255 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £545 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £10.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.63 £14.80
% change year-on-year -7.22% +5.60%  

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 Warrington with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Warrington
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 17 91 35
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Warrington 17.00% 26.53% 17.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 34 26
Median daily rate £300 £425 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.41% -17.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £300 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £10.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.84 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.44% +8.64%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Warrington

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Warrington 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 Warrington

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Warrington

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Warrington

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Warrington

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Warrington over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Warrington

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Warrington

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Warrington

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Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Warrington

For the 6 months to 27 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 Warrington region with a requirement for Windows.

1 21 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 20 (47.62%) Active Directory
3 14 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (30.95%) SQL Server
5 11 (26.19%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (23.81%) Finance
6 10 (23.81%) Web Services
6 10 (23.81%) Unix
7 9 (21.43%) ITIL
7 9 (21.43%) SQL
7 9 (21.43%) Oracle
7 9 (21.43%) Citrix
7 9 (21.43%) PowerShell
8 8 (19.05%) Windows Server
8 8 (19.05%) Middleware
8 8 (19.05%) Blackberry
8 8 (19.05%) Linux
9 7 (16.67%) Change Management
9 7 (16.67%) Identity Management
9 7 (16.67%) ETL
9 7 (16.67%) IIS
9 7 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (16.67%) SCCM
10 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (14.29%) Windows 7
10 6 (14.29%) Windows Phone
10 6 (14.29%) XML
11 5 (11.90%) Apple
11 5 (11.90%) SOA
11 5 (11.90%) Kerberos

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Warrington 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 7 (16.67%) IIS
2 5 (11.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (9.52%) SharePoint
4 3 (7.14%) Apache
4 3 (7.14%) JBoss
4 3 (7.14%) MS Exchange
4 3 (7.14%) nginx
4 3 (7.14%) Oracle 10gAS
4 3 (7.14%) Tomcat
4 3 (7.14%) WebLogic
5 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (11.90%) MS Office
2 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
3 3 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (7.14%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (4.76%) Office 365
3 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.90%) Kerberos
1 5 (11.90%) SSL
2 3 (7.14%) LDAP
3 2 (4.76%) Firewall
3 2 (4.76%) IPsec
3 2 (4.76%) NAS
3 2 (4.76%) SAN
4 1 (2.38%) LAN
4 1 (2.38%) WAN
4 1 (2.38%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (30.95%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.90%) Big Data
2 5 (11.90%) DB2
2 5 (11.90%) MongoDB
2 5 (11.90%) NoSQL
2 5 (11.90%) Relational Database
3 4 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (11.90%) Visual Studio
2 4 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.38%) Log4j
General
1 10 (23.81%) Finance
2 4 (9.52%) Banking
3 3 (7.14%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.38%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (19.05%) Analyst
2 6 (14.29%) Architect
3 5 (11.90%) DBA
3 5 (11.90%) Project Manager
4 4 (9.52%) Developer
4 4 (9.52%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) SQL DBA
5 3 (7.14%) Administrator
5 3 (7.14%) C# Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Consultant
5 3 (7.14%) Delivery Manager
5 3 (7.14%) Middleware Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Migration Manager
5 3 (7.14%) Principal Architect
5 3 (7.14%) Service Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Active Directory Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Data Migration Project Manager
6 2 (4.76%) SCCM Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Middleware Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.81%) Web Services
2 8 (19.05%) Middleware
3 6 (14.29%) XML
4 5 (11.90%) J2EE
4 5 (11.90%) JSON
5 4 (9.52%) SAML
6 3 (7.14%) .NET
6 3 (7.14%) .NET Framework
6 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET
6 3 (7.14%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (7.14%) WinForms
6 3 (7.14%) WPF
7 2 (4.76%) OAuth2
7 2 (4.76%) OpenID
8 1 (2.38%) JAX-RPC
8 1 (2.38%) REST
8 1 (2.38%) SOAP
8 1 (2.38%) WSDL
8 1 (2.38%) XSL
8 1 (2.38%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (19.05%) Blackberry
3 4 (9.52%) Replication
4 3 (7.14%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (4.76%) iPhone
5 2 (4.76%) Smartcard
6 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.38%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.38%) PKI
6 1 (2.38%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.81%) Unix
2 8 (19.05%) Linux
2 8 (19.05%) Windows Server
3 6 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 6 (14.29%) Windows Phone
3 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (11.90%) AIX
4 5 (11.90%) Android
5 3 (7.14%) Windows 10
5 3 (7.14%) Windows 8
5 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (4.76%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.38%) Mac OS
7 1 (2.38%) Solaris
7 1 (2.38%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.19%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (21.43%) ITIL
3 7 (16.67%) Change Management
3 7 (16.67%) ETL
3 7 (16.67%) Identity Management
3 7 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (11.90%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (11.90%) Incident Management
4 5 (11.90%) Microservices
4 5 (11.90%) Migration
4 5 (11.90%) Mobile Device Management
4 5 (11.90%) Project Management
4 5 (11.90%) SOA
5 4 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (9.52%) Database Mirroring
5 4 (9.52%) High Availability
5 4 (9.52%) Problem Management
5 4 (9.52%) Waterfall
6 3 (7.14%) Business Transformation
6 3 (7.14%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.43%) PowerShell
1 9 (21.43%) SQL
2 5 (11.90%) Java
2 5 (11.90%) JavaScript
3 4 (9.52%) T-SQL
4 3 (7.14%) C#
4 3 (7.14%) Perl
4 3 (7.14%) Python
4 3 (7.14%) VB.NET
5 2 (4.76%) VB
5 2 (4.76%) VB6
5 2 (4.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (11.90%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.38%) CISSP
3 1 (2.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 20 (47.62%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (4.76%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.76%) VMware ESX
2 2 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (4.76%) VMware GSX
2 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (16.67%) SCCM
2 5 (11.90%) AirWatch
2 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (9.52%) WSUS
4 2 (4.76%) MOM
4 2 (4.76%) SCOM
4 2 (4.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (2.38%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 21 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (21.43%) Citrix
2 9 (21.43%) Oracle
3 5 (11.90%) Apple
4 4 (9.52%) VMware
5 2 (4.76%) Cisco
5 2 (4.76%) HP
5 2 (4.76%) NetApp
5 2 (4.76%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.38%) Intel Security
6 1 (2.38%) Remedy