The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 15 1
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -14
Contract jobs citing Windows 39 52 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 12.50% 9.35% 23.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.75% 45.61% 72.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 31 56
Median daily rate £275 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £175 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £415 £406
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
- +6.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 16
Median hourly rate £38.25 £38.50 £15.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.64% +146.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £14.10 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.81 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-4.46% -3.12%
Windows
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Operating Systems Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
80 114 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 25.64% 20.50% 32.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 72 81
Median daily rate £395 £400 £301
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +32.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £185 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £610 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 17
Median hourly rate £36.50 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+92.10% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £13.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Lancashire region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

Windows
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool +6 11 £500 +66.66% 1
Preston +8 10 £106 -64.58% 2
Skelmersdale +3 7 £188 - 2
Burnley - 2 £225 - 1
Lytham St Annes -6 1 - -
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 33 (42.86%) Oracle
2 28 (36.36%) Windows Server
3 27 (35.06%) VMware
4 25 (32.47%) Microsoft
5 24 (31.17%) Active Directory
5 24 (31.17%) Unix
6 21 (27.27%) Linux
7 16 (20.78%) JIRA
7 16 (20.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (19.48%) UML
8 15 (19.48%) OO
8 15 (19.48%) Apache
8 15 (19.48%) Java
8 15 (19.48%) Project Management
9 14 (18.18%) Python
9 14 (18.18%) IaaS
9 14 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
9 14 (18.18%) SaltStack
9 14 (18.18%) Puppet
9 14 (18.18%) Bash Shell
9 14 (18.18%) Use Case
9 14 (18.18%) Business Analysis
9 14 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (16.88%) Waterfall
10 13 (16.88%) Open Source
10 13 (16.88%) Agile Project Management
10 13 (16.88%) SQL
10 13 (16.88%) SQL Server
10 13 (16.88%) OOA/OOD

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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 15 (19.48%) Apache
2 6 (7.79%) WebSphere
2 6 (7.79%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (6.49%) IIS
4 4 (5.19%) MS Exchange
5 3 (3.90%) IBM Notes
5 3 (3.90%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.60%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (11.69%) MS Excel
2 8 (10.39%) MS Office
3 6 (7.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (3.90%) MS Project
4 3 (3.90%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 14 (18.18%) IaaS
2 8 (10.39%) Office 365
3 7 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.30%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 12 (15.58%) LAN
2 11 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 8 (10.39%) WAN
4 7 (9.09%) FTP
4 7 (9.09%) HTTP
5 6 (7.79%) DHCP
5 6 (7.79%) DNS
5 6 (7.79%) Firewall
6 4 (5.19%) SSL
7 3 (3.90%) SAN
7 3 (3.90%) VoIP
7 3 (3.90%) VPN
8 2 (2.60%) Skype
8 2 (2.60%) Softphone
8 2 (2.60%) Symposium
9 1 (1.30%) DECT
9 1 (1.30%) Network Security
9 1 (1.30%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.88%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.49%) DB2
2 5 (6.49%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.60%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 16 (20.78%) JIRA
2 4 (5.19%) ClearCase
2 4 (5.19%) ClearQuest
2 4 (5.19%) Visual Studio
3 3 (3.90%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (2.60%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (16.88%) Finance
2 3 (3.90%) Banking
2 3 (3.90%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.60%) Retail
4 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (35.06%) Analyst
2 15 (19.48%) Business Analyst
3 10 (12.99%) Senior Analyst
3 10 (12.99%) Senior Business Analyst
4 8 (10.39%) Support Engineer
5 7 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
5 7 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
5 7 (9.09%) Technical Business Analyst
6 6 (7.79%) IT Engineer
6 6 (7.79%) OAT Analyst
6 6 (7.79%) OAT Test Analyst
6 6 (7.79%) Test Analyst
7 5 (6.49%) 1st Line Support
8 4 (5.19%) Desktop Support
8 4 (5.19%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 4 (5.19%) Developer
8 4 (5.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (5.19%) Service Analyst
8 4 (5.19%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (5.19%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.39%) SOAP
2 5 (6.49%) .NET
3 3 (3.90%) Web Services
3 3 (3.90%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (2.60%) CSS
4 2 (2.60%) HTML
4 2 (2.60%) XML
5 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (1.30%) CSS3
5 1 (1.30%) HTML5
5 1 (1.30%) jQuery
5 1 (1.30%) Node.js
5 1 (1.30%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.19%) Client/Server
2 4 (5.19%) Mainframe
3 3 (3.90%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.60%) PKI
4 2 (2.60%) Private Cloud
4 2 (2.60%) Replication
5 1 (1.30%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.30%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.30%) iPad
5 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.30%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.30%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 28 (36.36%) Windows Server
2 24 (31.17%) Unix
3 21 (27.27%) Linux
4 16 (20.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (15.58%) Windows 7
7 7 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (6.49%) AIX
8 5 (6.49%) Windows XP
9 3 (3.90%) HPUX
9 3 (3.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (3.90%) Solaris
9 3 (3.90%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.30%) Android
10 1 (1.30%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.30%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.30%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (19.48%) OO
1 15 (19.48%) Project Management
1 15 (19.48%) UML
2 14 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (18.18%) Business Analysis
2 14 (18.18%) Use Case
3 13 (16.88%) Agile Project Management
3 13 (16.88%) OOA/OOD
3 13 (16.88%) Open Source
3 13 (16.88%) Service Design
3 13 (16.88%) Waterfall
4 9 (11.69%) ITIL
4 9 (11.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 7 (9.09%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 6 (7.79%) Non-Functional Testing
6 6 (7.79%) SEO
6 6 (7.79%) Validation
7 5 (6.49%) Infrastructure Management
7 5 (6.49%) Regression Testing
7 5 (6.49%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (19.48%) Java
2 14 (18.18%) Bash Shell
2 14 (18.18%) Python
3 13 (16.88%) SQL
4 4 (5.19%) C#
5 3 (3.90%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.60%) C++
6 2 (2.60%) Delphi
6 2 (2.60%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.60%) VB
6 2 (2.60%) VB.NET
6 2 (2.60%) VC++
7 1 (1.30%) PHP
7 1 (1.30%) VB6
Qualifications
1 10 (12.99%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.79%) CCNA
2 6 (7.79%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (6.49%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.19%) MCSE
4 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.90%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (3.90%) Degree
5 3 (3.90%) ISEB
5 3 (3.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.30%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.30%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.19%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (3.90%) SLA
3 2 (2.60%) QA
System Software
1 24 (31.17%) Active Directory
2 9 (11.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.49%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.60%) vSphere
5 1 (1.30%) Firmware
5 1 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.30%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.30%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
1 14 (18.18%) Puppet
2 9 (11.69%) SCCM
3 7 (9.09%) Backup Exec
3 7 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (7.79%) WSUS
5 4 (5.19%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (3.90%) SCOM
7 2 (2.60%) Netcool
7 2 (2.60%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 2 (2.60%) Tivoli
7 2 (2.60%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 1 (1.30%) FortiGate
8 1 (1.30%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 33 (42.86%) Oracle
2 27 (35.06%) VMware
3 25 (32.47%) Microsoft
4 14 (18.18%) SaltStack
5 11 (14.29%) Cisco
6 8 (10.39%) IBM
6 8 (10.39%) Symantec
7 6 (7.79%) HP
7 6 (7.79%) Intel Security
8 5 (6.49%) Veeam
9 4 (5.19%) Citrix
10 3 (3.90%) Canon
10 3 (3.90%) Dell
10 3 (3.90%) EMC
10 3 (3.90%) Lotus
11 2 (2.60%) Avaya
11 2 (2.60%) CheckPoint
11 2 (2.60%) EqualLogic
11 2 (2.60%) Palo Alto
11 2 (2.60%) Sophos
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