The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 60 130 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 13.19% 29.15% 25.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.51% 94.20% 79.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 59 19
Average daily rate
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£301 £250 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.32% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £190 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £301 £314
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 29 18
Average hourly rate £12.25 £20.13 £19.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.13% +5.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £16.00 £17.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £32.52 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.50 £15.33
% change year-on-year
-1.61% +1.14%
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
129 138 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 28.35% 30.94% 31.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 64 23
Average daily rate £389 £245 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.57% -2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £190 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £325 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 29 18
Average hourly rate £13.00 £20.13 £19.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.40% +5.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £16.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £32.62 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.15% -0.78%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 4 May 2015.

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
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool -4 26 £270 +20.00%
Preston -11 11 £422 +87.33% 1
Lytham St Annes -2 3 £298 +10.69%
Blackburn - 2 £265 - 1
Burnley - 1 £400 - 1
Chorley - 1 £400 - 2
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows.

1 43 (39.45%) VMware
2 37 (33.94%) Linux
2 37 (33.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (33.03%) Active Directory
4 34 (31.19%) Security Cleared
5 28 (25.69%) SC Cleared
5 28 (25.69%) Microsoft
6 27 (24.77%) Windows 7
7 26 (23.85%) Citrix
8 23 (21.10%) Migration
9 21 (19.27%) SQL
10 20 (18.35%) Windows Server 2003
10 20 (18.35%) Windows Server 2008
11 18 (16.51%) vSphere
12 17 (15.60%) Validation
13 15 (13.76%) PowerShell
14 14 (12.84%) Git (software)
14 14 (12.84%) Agile Software Development
14 14 (12.84%) ITIL
14 14 (12.84%) Cisco
15 13 (11.93%) Solaris
16 12 (11.01%) Finance
16 12 (11.01%) MS Exchange
16 12 (11.01%) Oracle
16 12 (11.01%) DNS
16 12 (11.01%) DHCP
16 12 (11.01%) HP
16 12 (11.01%) XenApp
17 11 (10.09%) AppSense
17 11 (10.09%) Software Engineering

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (11.01%) MS Exchange
2 9 (8.26%) SharePoint
3 8 (7.34%) SAS
4 4 (3.67%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (2.75%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.75%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.83%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.83%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.92%) Lync
7 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.92%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (4.59%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.83%) MS Office
3 1 (0.92%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.42%) PaaS
2 4 (3.67%) OpenShift
3 3 (2.75%) SaaS
3 3 (2.75%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.01%) DNS
1 12 (11.01%) DHCP
2 5 (4.59%) LAN
3 4 (3.67%) SMS
4 2 (1.83%) Internet
4 2 (1.83%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.83%) SAN
4 2 (1.83%) VLAN
5 1 (0.92%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.92%) NAS
5 1 (0.92%) WAN
5 1 (0.92%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.92%) FTP
5 1 (0.92%) HTTP
5 1 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.92%) Wireless
5 1 (0.92%) 3G
5 1 (0.92%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.17%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.34%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (7.34%) RDBMS
2 8 (7.34%) Relational Database
3 7 (6.42%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.83%) Big Data
5 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.92%) DTS
5 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 14 (12.84%) Git (software)
2 10 (9.17%) Eclipse
2 10 (9.17%) Selenium
2 10 (9.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (3.67%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.67%) Maven
4 2 (1.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (1.83%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.92%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.92%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.92%) Toad
5 1 (0.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (11.01%) Finance
2 6 (5.50%) Back Office
3 1 (0.92%) Banking
3 1 (0.92%) Retail
3 1 (0.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (17.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (11.93%) Support Engineer
3 11 (10.09%) Developer
4 9 (8.26%) Cloud Engineer
5 7 (6.42%) Architect
6 6 (5.50%) Analyst
6 6 (5.50%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (5.50%) Desktop Support
6 6 (5.50%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (5.50%) Administrator
6 6 (5.50%) AWS Developer
7 5 (4.59%) Consultant
8 4 (3.67%) Tester
8 4 (3.67%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (3.67%) Windows Administrator
8 4 (3.67%) Windows Systems Administrator
8 4 (3.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 4 (3.67%) Infrastructure Architect
9 3 (2.75%) Server Engineer
9 3 (2.75%) Data Warehouse Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.09%) Web Services
2 6 (5.50%) XML
2 6 (5.50%) XML Messaging
3 4 (3.67%) Middleware
4 1 (0.92%) Classic ASP
4 1 (0.92%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.17%) NHS
2 8 (7.34%) Data Structures
3 6 (5.50%) Open Source
3 6 (5.50%) Private Cloud
4 5 (4.59%) iPad
5 4 (3.67%) Client/Server
5 4 (3.67%) Smartcard
6 3 (2.75%) Fat Client
6 3 (2.75%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.83%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.83%) Clustering
7 2 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.83%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.92%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.92%) Life Science
8 1 (0.92%) iPhone
8 1 (0.92%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.92%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 37 (33.94%) Linux
2 27 (24.77%) Windows 7
3 20 (18.35%) Windows Server 2003
3 20 (18.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (11.93%) Solaris
5 9 (8.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (8.26%) VMS
6 8 (7.34%) Windows 8
7 7 (6.42%) Apple iOS
7 7 (6.42%) UNIX
8 6 (5.50%) Android
9 5 (4.59%) Windows XP
10 4 (3.67%) AIX
11 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.92%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.92%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (21.10%) Migration
2 17 (15.60%) Validation
3 14 (12.84%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (12.84%) ITIL
4 11 (10.09%) Software Engineering
4 11 (10.09%) Software Testing
5 10 (9.17%) Test Scripting
5 10 (9.17%) TDD
5 10 (9.17%) V-Model
5 10 (9.17%) Waterfall
5 10 (9.17%) Test Planning
6 9 (8.26%) BDD
7 8 (7.34%) ETL
7 8 (7.34%) Data Security
7 8 (7.34%) DevOps
8 7 (6.42%) Mobile Device Management
8 7 (6.42%) Project Management
9 4 (3.67%) Configuration Management
10 3 (2.75%) Compatibility Testing
10 3 (2.75%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 21 (19.27%) SQL
2 15 (13.76%) PowerShell
3 11 (10.09%) Java
4 8 (7.34%) C
5 4 (3.67%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.92%) Ruby
6 1 (0.92%) C#
6 1 (0.92%) C++
Qualifications
1 34 (31.19%) Security Cleared
2 28 (25.69%) SC Cleared
3 11 (10.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (9.17%) HND
4 10 (9.17%) ISEB
4 10 (9.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (6.42%) MCSE
6 4 (3.67%) MCP
7 2 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.92%) BC Cleared
System Software
1 37 (33.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (33.03%) Active Directory
3 18 (16.51%) vSphere
4 12 (11.01%) XenApp
5 8 (7.34%) VMware ESX
5 8 (7.34%) Hyper-V
5 8 (7.34%) XenServer
6 7 (6.42%) XenDesktop
7 4 (3.67%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (2.75%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 8 (7.34%) Puppet
2 7 (6.42%) AirWatch
3 5 (4.59%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (3.67%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (3.67%) Salt
4 4 (3.67%) Ansible
5 3 (2.75%) EdgeSight
5 3 (2.75%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (2.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (1.83%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.83%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.83%) SCDPM
6 2 (1.83%) PureDisk
6 2 (1.83%) SCCM
6 2 (1.83%) WMI
7 1 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 43 (39.45%) VMware
2 28 (25.69%) Microsoft
3 26 (23.85%) Citrix
4 14 (12.84%) Cisco
5 12 (11.01%) Oracle
5 12 (11.01%) HP
6 11 (10.09%) AppSense
6 11 (10.09%) CheckPoint
7 8 (7.34%) Business Objects
7 8 (7.34%) Informatica
8 7 (6.42%) Symantec
8 7 (6.42%) McAfee
9 6 (5.50%) Apple
9 6 (5.50%) LANDesk
10 5 (4.59%) Compaq
10 5 (4.59%) Dell
11 4 (3.67%) Sun
11 4 (3.67%) Red Hat
11 4 (3.67%) IBM
12 3 (2.75%) Lumension
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