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 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 / Warrington
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 12 22
Rank change year-on-year +5 +10  
Contract jobs citing Windows 15 37 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warrington 11.45% 11.31% 5.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.00% 44.05% 36.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 22 6
Median daily rate £300 £425 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.41% +47.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £138 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £473 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £12.50 £10.00 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +5.26%  
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 Warrington with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Warrington
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 30 84 30
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Warrington 22.90% 25.69% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 60 21
Median daily rate £369 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.23% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £304 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £800
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £12.50 £10.00 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +5.26%  
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 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

Windows
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

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Warrington

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Warrington

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Warrington

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Warrington

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 Warrington region with a requirement for Windows.

1 11 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (45.45%) Active Directory
3 7 (31.82%) Windows 7
4 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (27.27%) SCCM
4 6 (27.27%) SC Cleared
4 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
4 6 (27.27%) ITIL
5 4 (18.18%) Finance
5 4 (18.18%) Citrix
5 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (18.18%) Patch Management
5 4 (18.18%) Line Management
5 4 (18.18%) Windows Server
6 3 (13.64%) Windows 8
6 3 (13.64%) Windows 10
6 3 (13.64%) PowerShell
6 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (13.64%) Software Packaging
6 3 (13.64%) Windows XP
6 3 (13.64%) DNS
6 3 (13.64%) Blackberry
6 3 (13.64%) LAN
6 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (13.64%) Migration
7 2 (9.09%) Change Management
7 2 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (9.09%) MSI
7 2 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V

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 1 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (4.55%) IIS
1 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.55%) Site Server
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (9.09%) Office 365
2 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) DNS
1 3 (13.64%) LAN
2 1 (4.55%) Internet
2 1 (4.55%) NetScaler
2 1 (4.55%) PSTN
2 1 (4.55%) VoIP
2 1 (4.55%) VPN
2 1 (4.55%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MSI
2 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Billing
2 1 (4.55%) Games
2 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) Active Directory Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Administrator
2 3 (13.64%) Consultant
2 3 (13.64%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Applications Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) Azure DevOps
3 2 (9.09%) IT Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) IT Support
3 2 (9.09%) Management Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) SCCM Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Service Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Build Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Desktop Support
4 1 (4.55%) Developer
4 1 (4.55%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Tester
4 1 (4.55%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) Software Packaging
2 2 (9.09%) .NET
3 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.55%) WinForms
3 1 (4.55%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.64%) Blackberry
3 2 (9.09%) iPhone
4 1 (4.55%) BYOD
4 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.55%) Driving Licence
4 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Windows 7
2 4 (18.18%) Windows Server
2 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (13.64%) Windows 10
3 3 (13.64%) Windows 8
3 3 (13.64%) Windows XP
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.55%) Android
5 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
5 1 (4.55%) Linux
5 1 (4.55%) Mac OS
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) ITIL
2 4 (18.18%) Line Management
2 4 (18.18%) Patch Management
3 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (13.64%) Migration
4 2 (9.09%) Application Packaging
4 2 (9.09%) Application Virtualisation
4 2 (9.09%) Change Management
4 2 (9.09%) DevOps
4 2 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (9.09%) ETL
4 2 (9.09%) Incident Management
4 2 (9.09%) Problem Management
4 2 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (9.09%) Software Distribution
4 2 (9.09%) Task Automation
4 2 (9.09%) Trend Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (4.55%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) PowerShell
2 2 (9.09%) VBScript
3 1 (4.55%) C#
3 1 (4.55%) SQL
3 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) SC Cleared
1 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) CISSP
2 1 (4.55%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 10 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (4.55%) XenApp
3 1 (4.55%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (27.27%) SCCM
2 2 (9.09%) ThinApp
2 2 (9.09%) WSUS
3 1 (4.55%) AirWatch
3 1 (4.55%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (4.55%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 11 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (18.18%) Citrix
3 2 (9.09%) Altiris
3 2 (9.09%) McAfee
3 2 (9.09%) VMware
4 1 (4.55%) Apple
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco
4 1 (4.55%) Google
4 1 (4.55%) Lumension
4 1 (4.55%) Samsung