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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 50 38 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 10.99% 22.09% 18.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.47% 84.44% 63.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 13 33
Average daily rate
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£288 £228 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.37% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £140 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £340 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 6
Average hourly rate £27.50 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.33% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £13.70 £16.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.32 £20.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.81 £15.00 £16.16
% change year-on-year
-1.28% -7.14%
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
87 45 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 19.12% 26.16% 28.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 15 60
Average daily rate £327 £240 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.06% -26.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £140 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £350 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 6
Average hourly rate £32.50 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+116.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £14.08 £16.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £20.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -4 14 £255 -42.69% 1
Blackpool -4 13 £240 +12.94% 1
Burnley - 8 £400 -
Blackburn -3 1 - -
Skelmersdale - 1 - -
Chorley - - - - 2
Lancaster - - - -
Newton-le-Willows - - - -
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 65 (43.33%) Citrix
2 57 (38.00%) Microsoft
2 57 (38.00%) Active Directory
3 47 (31.33%) Windows 7
4 45 (30.00%) VMware
5 43 (28.67%) Windows XP
6 42 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 39 (26.00%) AppSense
8 33 (22.00%) XenApp
9 32 (21.33%) DNS
9 32 (21.33%) SQL
10 31 (20.67%) Security Cleared
11 30 (20.00%) SC Cleared
12 29 (19.33%) Windows Server 2003
13 28 (18.67%) Microsoft App-V
14 26 (17.33%) DHCP
15 23 (15.33%) MS Office
16 22 (14.67%) SCCM
16 22 (14.67%) VMware Infrastructure
17 21 (14.00%) Windows Vista
17 21 (14.00%) MS Exchange
18 20 (13.33%) Linux
19 18 (12.00%) SMS
19 18 (12.00%) Software Deployment
20 17 (11.33%) XenServer
20 17 (11.33%) Finance
21 16 (10.67%) Oracle
21 16 (10.67%) Blackberry
22 15 (10.00%) HP
22 15 (10.00%) C

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (14.00%) MS Exchange
2 12 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (6.67%) SharePoint
4 8 (5.33%) Lync
4 8 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (4.00%) IIS
6 3 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.67%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.67%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.67%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.67%) SAS
8 1 (0.67%) Oracle 9iAS
8 1 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 23 (15.33%) MS Office
2 9 (6.00%) MS Excel
3 6 (4.00%) MS Visio
3 6 (4.00%) MS Project
4 1 (0.67%) Doxygen
4 1 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (21.33%) DNS
2 26 (17.33%) DHCP
3 18 (12.00%) SMS
4 14 (9.33%) TCP/IP
5 8 (5.33%) LAN
5 8 (5.33%) WAN
5 8 (5.33%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (4.67%) 3G
7 3 (2.00%) FTP
7 3 (2.00%) HTTP
7 3 (2.00%) VoIP
7 3 (2.00%) PuTTY
7 3 (2.00%) NAS
8 2 (1.33%) iSCSI
8 2 (1.33%) LDAP
8 2 (1.33%) Ethernet
8 2 (1.33%) Kerberos
8 2 (1.33%) Wireless
9 1 (0.67%) VLAN
9 1 (0.67%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.33%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.33%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.33%) OLAP Cube
5 2 (1.33%) Data Mart
5 2 (1.33%) Oracle OLAP
5 2 (1.33%) OLAP
5 2 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.67%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.67%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.67%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (6.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (4.00%) Eclipse
2 6 (4.00%) Selenium
2 6 (4.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.67%) MSI
4 3 (2.00%) InstallShield
4 3 (2.00%) AdminStudio
4 3 (2.00%) Toad
4 3 (2.00%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.33%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.67%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.67%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (11.33%) Finance
2 3 (2.00%) Marketing
3 2 (1.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.67%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.67%) German Language
4 1 (0.67%) Banking
4 1 (0.67%) Retail
4 1 (0.67%) Billing
4 1 (0.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 23 (15.33%) Desktop Support
2 22 (14.67%) Support Engineer
3 19 (12.67%) Analyst
4 16 (10.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 16 (10.67%) Desktop Engineer
5 11 (7.33%) Consultant
6 10 (6.67%) Tester
7 8 (5.33%) Developer
8 7 (4.67%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (4.00%) Administrator
9 6 (4.00%) Applications Tester
10 5 (3.33%) Solutions Designer
10 5 (3.33%) Test Analyst
10 5 (3.33%) Systems Administrator
10 5 (3.33%) Designer
11 4 (2.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 4 (2.67%) Service Analyst
11 4 (2.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (2.67%) Support Analyst
11 4 (2.67%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.67%) Web Services
2 6 (4.00%) ODBC
2 6 (4.00%) .NET
3 4 (2.67%) XML
3 4 (2.67%) SOAP
4 3 (2.00%) XML Messaging
5 2 (1.33%) Classic ASP
5 2 (1.33%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.67%) CSS
6 1 (0.67%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.67%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.67%) WPF
6 1 (0.67%) jQuery
6 1 (0.67%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.67%) Blackberry
2 11 (7.33%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (6.67%) Fat Client
3 10 (6.67%) Thin Client
4 5 (3.33%) Smartcard
4 5 (3.33%) Clustering
5 3 (2.00%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.33%) Life Science
6 2 (1.33%) Replication
7 1 (0.67%) PKI
7 1 (0.67%) Statistics
7 1 (0.67%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.67%) NHS
7 1 (0.67%) iPhone
7 1 (0.67%) HP Superdome
7 1 (0.67%) iPad
7 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 47 (31.33%) Windows 7
2 43 (28.67%) Windows XP
3 42 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (19.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (14.00%) Windows Vista
6 20 (13.33%) Linux
7 7 (4.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (3.33%) Windows 2000
9 4 (2.67%) UNIX
9 4 (2.67%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.67%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.67%) AIX
10 1 (0.67%) HPUX
10 1 (0.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (12.00%) Software Deployment
2 15 (10.00%) ITIL
3 14 (9.33%) Validation
4 10 (6.67%) Migration
5 9 (6.00%) Project Management
5 9 (6.00%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (6.00%) Software Testing
6 7 (4.67%) Software Engineering
6 7 (4.67%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (4.67%) Waterfall
6 7 (4.67%) Test Scripting
7 6 (4.00%) BDD
7 6 (4.00%) V-Model
7 6 (4.00%) Test Planning
7 6 (4.00%) TDD
8 4 (2.67%) Data Analysis
8 4 (2.67%) Data Migration
9 3 (2.00%) Time Management
9 3 (2.00%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (2.00%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 32 (21.33%) SQL
2 15 (10.00%) C
3 10 (6.67%) Java
4 5 (3.33%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.00%) VB
5 3 (2.00%) C#
5 3 (2.00%) PL/SQL
5 3 (2.00%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.67%) C++
6 1 (0.67%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.67%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (20.67%) Security Cleared
2 30 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.33%) ISEB
3 8 (5.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (4.67%) MCSE
4 7 (4.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (4.00%) HND
6 2 (1.33%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.67%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.33%) SLA
2 7 (4.67%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 57 (38.00%) Active Directory
2 33 (22.00%) XenApp
3 28 (18.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 22 (14.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (11.33%) XenServer
6 11 (7.33%) XenDesktop
7 6 (4.00%) Hyper-V
8 3 (2.00%) ISA Server
8 3 (2.00%) VMware ESX
8 3 (2.00%) vSphere
9 2 (1.33%) Firmware
10 1 (0.67%) Xen
10 1 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 22 (14.67%) SCCM
2 7 (4.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (3.33%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (2.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (2.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (2.00%) NetBackup
4 3 (2.00%) SCOM
5 2 (1.33%) SCDPM
5 2 (1.33%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.33%) WMI
5 2 (1.33%) PureDisk
6 1 (0.67%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.67%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.67%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 65 (43.33%) Citrix
2 57 (38.00%) Microsoft
3 45 (30.00%) VMware
4 39 (26.00%) AppSense
5 16 (10.67%) Oracle
6 15 (10.00%) HP
7 12 (8.00%) CA
8 11 (7.33%) Lumension
9 4 (2.67%) Symantec
9 4 (2.67%) Compaq
9 4 (2.67%) Dell
9 4 (2.67%) Cisco
10 2 (1.33%) IBM
10 2 (1.33%) NetApp
10 2 (1.33%) MobileIron
11 1 (0.67%) ScanSafe
11 1 (0.67%) Remedy
11 1 (0.67%) McAfee
11 1 (0.67%) Fortinet
11 1 (0.67%) Axway
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