Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 7 4
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3 +15
Contract jobs citing Windows 49 29 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warrington 22.07% 11.55% 15.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 92.45% 61.70% 68.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 21 52
Warrington median daily rate £350 £300 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -36.84% +80.95%
10th Percentile £120 £150 £127
90th Percentile £488 £438 £675
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £301 £425
% change year-on-year +16.47% -29.29% +30.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Warrington median hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £11.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +6.38% -30.88%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £17.70 £13.75 £13.75
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year +34.62% -3.70% -19.83%

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 53 47 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warrington 23.87% 18.73% 22.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 37 76
Warrington median daily rate £350 £420 £468
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% -10.16% +20.65%
10th Percentile £120 £150 £155
90th Percentile £488 £575 £663
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 £15.00 £12.50 £11.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +6.38% -30.88%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £17.70 £26.75 £13.75
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year +34.62% -3.70% -18.18%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 25 (51.02%) Active Directory
1 25 (51.02%) Windows Server
2 24 (48.98%) Office 365
3 20 (40.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (36.73%) VMware
5 16 (32.65%) Microsoft
5 16 (32.65%) Security Cleared
5 16 (32.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 15 (30.61%) SC Cleared
7 14 (28.57%) Windows 10
8 12 (24.49%) LAN
9 10 (20.41%) WAN
9 10 (20.41%) DHCP
9 10 (20.41%) DNS
9 10 (20.41%) Windows 7
10 9 (18.37%) VPN
10 9 (18.37%) SCCM
11 8 (16.33%) TCP/IP
12 7 (14.29%) Linux
12 7 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
12 7 (14.29%) Migration
12 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (12.24%) Patch Management
13 6 (12.24%) PowerShell
13 6 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
13 6 (12.24%) Firewall
14 5 (10.20%) SAN
14 5 (10.20%) ITIL
14 5 (10.20%) SQL

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 5 (10.20%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.16%) IIS
2 4 (8.16%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.08%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.04%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.04%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 24 (48.98%) Office 365
2 20 (40.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (8.16%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (8.16%) IaaS
4 3 (6.12%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (2.04%) Amazon Glacier
5 1 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (24.49%) LAN
2 10 (20.41%) DHCP
2 10 (20.41%) DNS
2 10 (20.41%) WAN
3 9 (18.37%) VPN
4 8 (16.33%) TCP/IP
5 6 (12.24%) Firewall
6 5 (10.20%) SAN
7 2 (4.08%) Network Security
7 2 (4.08%) Skype
7 2 (4.08%) VLAN
8 1 (2.04%) DMZ
8 1 (2.04%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (2.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (2.04%) Internet
8 1 (2.04%) iSCSI
8 1 (2.04%) MPLS
8 1 (2.04%) SMS
8 1 (2.04%) SSL
8 1 (2.04%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) Ingres
1 1 (2.04%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (6.12%) MSI
2 2 (4.08%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.04%) Chocolatey
3 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.04%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.04%) Vagrant
3 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (6.12%) Back Office
2 1 (2.04%) Billing
2 1 (2.04%) Finance
2 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (14.29%) Analyst
3 6 (12.24%) Support Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) Service Analyst
4 5 (10.20%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Azure Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Server Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Consultant
6 3 (6.12%) IT Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Office 365 Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Applications Consultant
7 2 (4.08%) Applications Support
7 2 (4.08%) Applications Support Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Desktop Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Migration Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Migration Technician
7 2 (4.08%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) .NET
1 2 (4.08%) Software Packaging
2 1 (2.04%) LDAP
2 1 (2.04%) Web Services
2 1 (2.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) Hybrid Cloud
2 4 (8.16%) Clustering
3 2 (4.08%) Public Cloud
3 2 (4.08%) Replication
4 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.04%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.04%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.04%) iPhone
4 1 (2.04%) IPTV
4 1 (2.04%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 25 (51.02%) Windows Server
2 14 (28.57%) Windows 10
3 10 (20.41%) Windows 7
4 7 (14.29%) Linux
4 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (8.16%) Unix
6 3 (6.12%) Windows XP
7 2 (4.08%) Solaris
7 2 (4.08%) Windows 8
7 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.04%) AIX
8 1 (2.04%) Android
8 1 (2.04%) CentOS
8 1 (2.04%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.04%) Windows 2000
8 1 (2.04%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 1 (2.04%) Windows NT
8 1 (2.04%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (32.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 7 (14.29%) Migration
3 6 (12.24%) Patch Management
4 5 (10.20%) DevOps
4 5 (10.20%) ITIL
5 4 (8.16%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (8.16%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (6.12%) Application Packaging
6 3 (6.12%) High Availability
6 3 (6.12%) Task Automation
7 2 (4.08%) Application Virtualisation
7 2 (4.08%) Incident Management
7 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (4.08%) Line Management
7 2 (4.08%) Release Management
7 2 (4.08%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (4.08%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (4.08%) SDLC
7 2 (4.08%) Software Distribution
7 2 (4.08%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.24%) PowerShell
2 5 (10.20%) SQL
3 2 (4.08%) VBScript
4 1 (2.04%) C#
4 1 (2.04%) Java
4 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.04%) PHP
4 1 (2.04%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (32.65%) Security Cleared
2 15 (30.61%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.08%) Degree
4 1 (2.04%) DBS Check
4 1 (2.04%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) SLA
2 1 (2.04%) QA
System Software
1 25 (51.02%) Active Directory
2 6 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (10.20%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (8.16%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.08%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.04%) Docker
6 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (2.04%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (2.04%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.04%) Xen
6 1 (2.04%) XenApp
6 1 (2.04%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.04%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (18.37%) SCCM
2 4 (8.16%) AirWatch
2 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (8.16%) SCOM
3 3 (6.12%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (4.08%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (4.08%) Puppet
4 2 (4.08%) ThinApp
5 1 (2.04%) Ansible
5 1 (2.04%) Foglight
5 1 (2.04%) Kubernetes
5 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (2.04%) MobiControl
5 1 (2.04%) Nagios
5 1 (2.04%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (2.04%) SCVMM
5 1 (2.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (2.04%) Terraform
5 1 (2.04%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 18 (36.73%) VMware
2 16 (32.65%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.16%) Blue Coat
3 4 (8.16%) McAfee
3 4 (8.16%) SolarWinds
4 2 (4.08%) Altiris
4 2 (4.08%) Cisco
4 2 (4.08%) NetApp
4 2 (4.08%) Nimble Storage
4 2 (4.08%) Oracle
4 2 (4.08%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.04%) Citrix
5 1 (2.04%) CommVault
5 1 (2.04%) EMC
5 1 (2.04%) Hitachi
5 1 (2.04%) HP
5 1 (2.04%) IBM
5 1 (2.04%) Lotus
5 1 (2.04%) Sun
5 1 (2.04%) Veritas