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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 3 5
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 51 41 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 11.59% 20.00% 16.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.04% 89.13% 60.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 9 22
Average daily rate
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£400 £240 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -15.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £140 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £369 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 7
Average hourly rate £25.45 £15.00 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.66% -18.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £14.30 £17.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.32 £18.00 £19.22
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.37%
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
91 46 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 20.68% 22.44% 26.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 10 48
Average daily rate £375 £240 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.25% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £140 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 7
Average hourly rate £32.50 £15.00 £17.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+116.66% -16.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £14.23 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.54 £19.40 £22.09
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

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 30 January 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
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 30 January 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 30 January 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
Preston -9 10 £255 -42.69%
Burnley - 10 £400 - 1
Blackpool - 8 £270 - 1
Chorley - 7 £440 - 1
Lytham St Annes +1 1 £400 - 1
Newton-le-Willows - - - -
Ormskirk - - - - 2
Lancaster - - - -
Blackburn - - - - 2
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 55 (39.86%) VMware
2 50 (36.23%) Citrix
3 43 (31.16%) Active Directory
4 39 (28.26%) Windows 7
5 38 (27.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 38 (27.54%) Microsoft
6 36 (26.09%) Security Cleared
7 35 (25.36%) SC Cleared
8 34 (24.64%) VMware Infrastructure
8 34 (24.64%) AppSense
9 33 (23.91%) SQL
10 31 (22.46%) Linux
11 29 (21.01%) XenApp
12 25 (18.12%) DNS
13 24 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
13 24 (17.39%) Finance
14 23 (16.67%) Windows XP
15 21 (15.22%) MS Exchange
16 20 (14.49%) Validation
16 20 (14.49%) Microsoft App-V
17 19 (13.77%) DHCP
18 18 (13.04%) Oracle
19 17 (12.32%) C
20 16 (11.59%) SMS
20 16 (11.59%) Migration
21 14 (10.14%) Cisco
22 13 (9.42%) Java
22 13 (9.42%) ITIL
22 13 (9.42%) SCCM
23 12 (8.70%) XenServer

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 21 (15.22%) MS Exchange
2 11 (7.97%) SharePoint
3 10 (7.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (5.07%) Lync
6 6 (4.35%) IIS
7 2 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.72%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.72%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.72%) SAS
8 1 (0.72%) Oracle 9iAS
8 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 10 (7.25%) MS Office
2 6 (4.35%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.72%) Doxygen
3 1 (0.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.72%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (18.12%) DNS
2 19 (13.77%) DHCP
3 16 (11.59%) SMS
4 9 (6.52%) TCP/IP
5 7 (5.07%) LAN
5 7 (5.07%) WAN
6 4 (2.90%) 3G
6 4 (2.90%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (2.17%) VoIP
7 3 (2.17%) FTP
7 3 (2.17%) HTTP
7 3 (2.17%) PuTTY
8 2 (1.45%) Ethernet
8 2 (1.45%) LDAP
8 2 (1.45%) SAN
8 2 (1.45%) Internet
8 2 (1.45%) VLAN
8 2 (1.45%) NAS
8 2 (1.45%) iSCSI
8 2 (1.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.62%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.17%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.45%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.72%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.72%) OLAP
6 1 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.72%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.72%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 12 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (6.52%) Selenium
2 9 (6.52%) Git (software)
2 9 (6.52%) Eclipse
3 3 (2.17%) MSI
3 3 (2.17%) InstallShield
3 3 (2.17%) AdminStudio
3 3 (2.17%) LoadRunner
3 3 (2.17%) Toad
4 2 (1.45%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.72%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.72%) WebDriver
General
1 24 (17.39%) Finance
2 2 (1.45%) Marketing
2 2 (1.45%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.72%) Banking
3 1 (0.72%) Billing
3 1 (0.72%) Local Government
3 1 (0.72%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 15 (10.87%) Analyst
2 13 (9.42%) Tester
2 13 (9.42%) Support Engineer
3 12 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (8.70%) Desktop Support
4 11 (7.97%) Developer
5 9 (6.52%) Cloud Engineer
5 9 (6.52%) Applications Tester
6 8 (5.80%) Consultant
6 8 (5.80%) Administrator
6 8 (5.80%) Desktop Engineer
6 8 (5.80%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 7 (5.07%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (3.62%) Solutions Designer
8 5 (3.62%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (3.62%) Designer
9 4 (2.90%) Test Analyst
9 4 (2.90%) Service Analyst
9 4 (2.90%) Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (2.90%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.07%) XML
2 6 (4.35%) ODBC
2 6 (4.35%) Web Services
2 6 (4.35%) XML Messaging
3 4 (2.90%) SOAP
3 4 (2.90%) .NET
4 2 (1.45%) Classic ASP
5 1 (0.72%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.72%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.52%) Blackberry
2 6 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.35%) Thin Client
2 6 (4.35%) Fat Client
3 5 (3.62%) Clustering
3 5 (3.62%) Smartcard
4 4 (2.90%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.17%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.45%) Life Science
7 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.72%) Replication
7 1 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.72%) iPhone
7 1 (0.72%) HP Superdome
7 1 (0.72%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.72%) Statistics
7 1 (0.72%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 39 (28.26%) Windows 7
2 38 (27.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (22.46%) Linux
4 24 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (16.67%) Windows XP
6 9 (6.52%) Windows Vista
6 9 (6.52%) VMS
7 5 (3.62%) UNIX
7 5 (3.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.17%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.72%) AIX
9 1 (0.72%) HPUX
9 1 (0.72%) Solaris
9 1 (0.72%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (14.49%) Validation
2 16 (11.59%) Migration
3 13 (9.42%) ITIL
4 12 (8.70%) Software Testing
4 12 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (7.25%) Software Engineering
5 10 (7.25%) Test Scripting
6 9 (6.52%) Waterfall
6 9 (6.52%) BDD
6 9 (6.52%) Test Planning
6 9 (6.52%) V-Model
6 9 (6.52%) TDD
7 8 (5.80%) Project Management
8 6 (4.35%) Software Deployment
8 6 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (4.35%) Compatibility Testing
9 4 (2.90%) Data Analysis
9 4 (2.90%) Data Migration
10 3 (2.17%) Identity Management
10 3 (2.17%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (23.91%) SQL
2 17 (12.32%) C
3 13 (9.42%) Java
4 4 (2.90%) T-SQL
4 4 (2.90%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.45%) VB
5 2 (1.45%) C#
5 2 (1.45%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.72%) C++
6 1 (0.72%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.72%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 36 (26.09%) Security Cleared
2 35 (25.36%) SC Cleared
3 11 (7.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 11 (7.97%) ISEB
4 9 (6.52%) HND
5 5 (3.62%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (3.62%) MCSE
6 2 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.45%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.72%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.35%) PCI DSS
2 5 (3.62%) SLA
3 3 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 43 (31.16%) Active Directory
2 34 (24.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (21.01%) XenApp
4 20 (14.49%) Microsoft App-V
5 12 (8.70%) XenServer
5 12 (8.70%) vSphere
6 8 (5.80%) Hyper-V
7 5 (3.62%) XenDesktop
8 3 (2.17%) VMware ESX
9 2 (1.45%) Firmware
10 1 (0.72%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 13 (9.42%) SCCM
2 4 (2.90%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (2.17%) NetBackup
3 3 (2.17%) Backup Exec
3 3 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (2.17%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (2.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (1.45%) SCDPM
4 2 (1.45%) PureDisk
4 2 (1.45%) WMI
5 1 (0.72%) SCOM
5 1 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.72%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.72%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 55 (39.86%) VMware
2 50 (36.23%) Citrix
3 38 (27.54%) Microsoft
4 34 (24.64%) AppSense
5 18 (13.04%) Oracle
6 14 (10.14%) Cisco
7 12 (8.70%) HP
8 11 (7.97%) CheckPoint
9 5 (3.62%) CA
9 5 (3.62%) Symantec
9 5 (3.62%) Lumension
10 3 (2.17%) McAfee
11 2 (1.45%) Compaq
11 2 (1.45%) Dell
11 2 (1.45%) webMethods
12 1 (0.72%) Infor
12 1 (0.72%) SolarWinds
12 1 (0.72%) Axway
12 1 (0.72%) Remedy
12 1 (0.72%) IBM
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