Period
to 13 December 2018

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 6 months to 13 December 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 > Warrington
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 8 4
Rank change year-on-year +6 -4 +13
Contract jobs citing Windows 57 33 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warrington 26.15% 12.04% 18.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 98.28% 73.33% 82.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 18 52
Warrington median daily rate £369 £311 £478
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.47% -34.82% +59.17%
10th Percentile £160 £143 £140
90th Percentile £473 £481 £675
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £375 £400
% change year-on-year -6.67% -6.25% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
Warrington median hourly rate £16.50 £12.50 £11.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.00% +6.38% -30.88%
10th Percentile £13.05 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £18.25 £13.75 £13.75
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year +34.62% -3.70% -21.35%

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 Warrington with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Warrington
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 58 45 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warrington 26.61% 16.42% 22.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 27 65
Warrington median daily rate £363 £413 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.12% -13.16% +18.75%
10th Percentile £160 £150 £141
90th Percentile £433 £575 £670
Cheshire median daily rate £365 £375 £425
% change year-on-year -2.78% -11.76% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
Warrington median hourly rate £16.50 £12.50 £11.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.00% +6.38% -30.88%
10th Percentile £13.05 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £18.25 £13.75 £13.75
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £14.18
% change year-on-year +34.62% -8.32% -16.59%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Warrington

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

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 6 months to 13 December 2018.

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 13 December 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 Warrington region with a requirement for Windows.

1 33 (57.89%) Windows Server
2 28 (49.12%) Office 365
2 28 (49.12%) Active Directory
3 26 (45.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 22 (38.60%) VMware
5 18 (31.58%) SC Cleared
5 18 (31.58%) Security Cleared
5 18 (31.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 17 (29.82%) Microsoft
7 15 (26.32%) Windows 10
8 12 (21.05%) LAN
9 11 (19.30%) WAN
10 10 (17.54%) DHCP
10 10 (17.54%) TCP/IP
10 10 (17.54%) DNS
10 10 (17.54%) Migration
10 10 (17.54%) Windows 7
10 10 (17.54%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (15.79%) SCCM
11 9 (15.79%) MS Exchange
11 9 (15.79%) Microsoft Office
11 9 (15.79%) ITIL
12 8 (14.04%) VPN
12 8 (14.04%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (12.28%) VMware Infrastructure
14 6 (10.53%) PowerShell
15 5 (8.77%) Patch Management
15 5 (8.77%) Hybrid Cloud
15 5 (8.77%) Virtual Machines
15 5 (8.77%) Agile Software Development

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 9 (15.79%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (7.02%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (5.26%) IBM Notes
3 3 (5.26%) IIS
4 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.75%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (1.75%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (15.79%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 28 (49.12%) Office 365
2 26 (45.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (7.02%) IaaS
4 3 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (3.51%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 12 (21.05%) LAN
2 11 (19.30%) WAN
3 10 (17.54%) DHCP
3 10 (17.54%) DNS
3 10 (17.54%) TCP/IP
4 8 (14.04%) VPN
5 4 (7.02%) SAN
6 3 (5.26%) Firewall
7 2 (3.51%) iSCSI
7 2 (3.51%) Network Security
8 1 (1.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (1.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (1.75%) MPLS
8 1 (1.75%) Skype
8 1 (1.75%) SMS
8 1 (1.75%) SSL
8 1 (1.75%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.75%) Ingres
1 1 (1.75%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.51%) MSI
2 1 (1.75%) Chocolatey
2 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.75%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.75%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (5.26%) Back Office
2 1 (1.75%) Billing
2 1 (1.75%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (26.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (14.04%) Analyst
3 7 (12.28%) Service Analyst
3 7 (12.28%) Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (10.53%) Office 365 Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Support Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Azure Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Exchange Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Server Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Consultant
8 2 (3.51%) 1st Line Support
8 2 (3.51%) Applications Support
8 2 (3.51%) Applications Support Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Desktop Support
8 2 (3.51%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 2 (3.51%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.51%) .NET
2 1 (1.75%) LDAP
2 1 (1.75%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) Hybrid Cloud
2 4 (7.02%) Clustering
3 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.51%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.51%) Public Cloud
4 2 (3.51%) Replication
5 1 (1.75%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.75%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.75%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 33 (57.89%) Windows Server
2 15 (26.32%) Windows 10
3 10 (17.54%) Windows 7
3 10 (17.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (14.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (5.26%) Linux
5 3 (5.26%) Unix
5 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.51%) Windows 8
6 2 (3.51%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.75%) Android
7 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.75%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (1.75%) Solaris
7 1 (1.75%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (31.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 10 (17.54%) Migration
3 9 (15.79%) ITIL
4 5 (8.77%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (8.77%) Patch Management
4 5 (8.77%) Process Management
5 4 (7.02%) DevOps
5 4 (7.02%) Incident Management
5 4 (7.02%) Problem Management
6 3 (5.26%) Change Management
6 3 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (5.26%) High Availability
6 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Management
6 3 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (5.26%) Service Management
6 3 (5.26%) Trend Analysis
7 2 (3.51%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (3.51%) Release Management
7 2 (3.51%) SDLC
7 2 (3.51%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.53%) PowerShell
2 5 (8.77%) SQL
3 1 (1.75%) C#
3 1 (1.75%) Java
3 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.75%) PHP
3 1 (1.75%) Python
3 1 (1.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (31.58%) SC Cleared
1 18 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.02%) MCP
3 2 (3.51%) Degree
3 2 (3.51%) MCITP
3 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.75%) MCSA
4 1 (1.75%) MCSE
4 1 (1.75%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) SLA
2 1 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 28 (49.12%) Active Directory
2 7 (12.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (8.77%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (5.26%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.51%) DFS Replication
6 1 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.75%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.75%) Xen
6 1 (1.75%) XenApp
6 1 (1.75%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.75%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (15.79%) SCCM
2 4 (7.02%) AirWatch
2 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (7.02%) SCOM
3 3 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (5.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (3.51%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.75%) Foglight
5 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.75%) MobiControl
5 1 (1.75%) Nagios
5 1 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (1.75%) Puppet
5 1 (1.75%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.75%) ThinApp
5 1 (1.75%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 22 (38.60%) VMware
2 17 (29.82%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.02%) Blue Coat
3 4 (7.02%) McAfee
3 4 (7.02%) SolarWinds
4 3 (5.26%) Lotus
4 3 (5.26%) Nimble Storage
5 2 (3.51%) Cisco
5 2 (3.51%) Citrix
5 2 (3.51%) Oracle
5 2 (3.51%) Veritas
6 1 (1.75%) Altiris
6 1 (1.75%) Brocade
6 1 (1.75%) CommVault
6 1 (1.75%) HP
6 1 (1.75%) IronPort
6 1 (1.75%) NetApp
6 1 (1.75%) NetIQ
6 1 (1.75%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.75%) TippingPoint