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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
North West / Lancashire
Rank 8 8 8
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 38 48 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 14.45% 12.53% 11.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.29% 48.48% 53.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 17 27
Median daily rate £350 £290 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £169 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £417 £431
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 17 8
Median hourly rate £14.00 £37.00 £26.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.16% +39.75%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +8.49%

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
62 99 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 23.57% 25.85% 21.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 59 61
Median daily rate £375 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £214 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £492 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 17 10
Median hourly rate £14.00 £20.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -38.46%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

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 23 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 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 +13 18 £375 +35.74%
Preston -4 14 £415 +97.61% 1
Burnley +1 2 £294 - 1
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 40 (53.33%) Linux
2 38 (50.67%) Microsoft
3 28 (37.33%) ITIL
3 28 (37.33%) Unix
4 27 (36.00%) AIX
5 24 (32.00%) SQL
6 21 (28.00%) VMware
7 20 (26.67%) SQL Server
8 19 (25.33%) Active Directory
8 19 (25.33%) MS Excel
8 19 (25.33%) Service Management
8 19 (25.33%) Analytical Skills
8 19 (25.33%) Windows Server
9 18 (24.00%) Windows XP
9 18 (24.00%) Oracle
9 18 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (24.00%) MS PowerPoint
10 17 (22.67%) Security Cleared
11 15 (20.00%) Release Management
11 15 (20.00%) WebSphere
12 14 (18.67%) SC Cleared
12 14 (18.67%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (18.67%) Open Source
12 14 (18.67%) IaaS
13 13 (17.33%) Data Management
13 13 (17.33%) IBM
14 12 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
14 12 (16.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
15 11 (14.67%) Middleware
15 11 (14.67%) Windows 2000

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 (20.00%) WebSphere
2 6 (8.00%) IIS
2 6 (8.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (6.67%) Apache
4 4 (5.33%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 19 (25.33%) MS Excel
2 18 (24.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (5.33%) MS Visio
4 3 (4.00%) MS Project
5 1 (1.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (18.67%) IaaS
2 10 (13.33%) PaaS
2 10 (13.33%) SaaS
3 6 (8.00%) Office 365
4 1 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.67%) LAN
2 6 (8.00%) DNS
2 6 (8.00%) TCP/IP
2 6 (8.00%) WAN
3 4 (5.33%) FTP
3 4 (5.33%) HTTP
3 4 (5.33%) SAN
3 4 (5.33%) VPN
4 2 (2.67%) Firewall
4 2 (2.67%) Softphone
4 2 (2.67%) SSL
4 2 (2.67%) Symposium
4 2 (2.67%) VoIP
5 1 (1.33%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 10 (13.33%) Relational Database
3 7 (9.33%) DB2
4 6 (8.00%) Big Data
4 6 (8.00%) MongoDB
4 6 (8.00%) NoSQL
5 3 (4.00%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.67%) MySQL
6 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (9.33%) Visual Studio
2 4 (5.33%) JIRA
3 1 (1.33%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.33%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.33%) Subversion
General
1 4 (5.33%) Finance
2 3 (4.00%) Banking
2 3 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (20.00%) Analyst
2 10 (13.33%) Architect
3 7 (9.33%) Operations Engineer
3 7 (9.33%) Support Analyst
3 7 (9.33%) Support Engineer
3 7 (9.33%) Systems Engineer
4 6 (8.00%) Monitoring Engineer
4 6 (8.00%) Operational Support Analyst
4 6 (8.00%) Operations Analyst
4 6 (8.00%) Operations Support Analyst
4 6 (8.00%) Senior Operations Engineer
4 6 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (6.67%) Business Analyst
5 5 (6.67%) Developer
5 5 (6.67%) IT Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (5.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) Administrator
6 4 (5.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (14.67%) Middleware
2 9 (12.00%) XML
3 8 (10.67%) Web Services
4 6 (8.00%) .NET
4 6 (8.00%) J2EE
4 6 (8.00%) JSON
4 6 (8.00%) Regular Expression
4 6 (8.00%) SOAP
5 4 (5.33%) ASP.NET
6 3 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (4.00%) CSS
6 3 (4.00%) HTML
6 3 (4.00%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (2.67%) .NET Framework
7 2 (2.67%) Ajax
7 2 (2.67%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (2.67%) RESTful
7 2 (2.67%) WCF
7 2 (2.67%) WinForms
8 1 (1.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 19 (25.33%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (10.67%) Tandem
3 5 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.00%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.00%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.67%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.67%) User Experience
6 1 (1.33%) AS400
6 1 (1.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 40 (53.33%) Linux
2 28 (37.33%) Unix
3 27 (36.00%) AIX
4 19 (25.33%) Windows Server
5 18 (24.00%) Windows XP
6 14 (18.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (14.67%) Windows 2000
9 10 (13.33%) Solaris
9 10 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (12.00%) HPUX
11 6 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (4.00%) Windows 10
13 2 (2.67%) Windows 7
14 1 (1.33%) Android
14 1 (1.33%) Mac OS
14 1 (1.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (37.33%) ITIL
2 19 (25.33%) Service Management
3 18 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (20.00%) Release Management
5 14 (18.67%) Open Source
6 13 (17.33%) Data Management
7 12 (16.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 10 (13.33%) Change Management
8 10 (13.33%) DevOps
8 10 (13.33%) ITSM
8 10 (13.33%) Migration
9 9 (12.00%) PRINCE2
10 8 (10.67%) Data Analysis
10 8 (10.67%) Problem Management
11 7 (9.33%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (9.33%) OO
12 6 (8.00%) Infrastructure Management
12 6 (8.00%) Project Management
12 6 (8.00%) SOA
13 5 (6.67%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 24 (32.00%) SQL
2 11 (14.67%) Java
3 8 (10.67%) JavaScript
4 7 (9.33%) C#
4 7 (9.33%) PowerShell
5 6 (8.00%) Bourne shell
5 6 (8.00%) Korn
5 6 (8.00%) Perl
5 6 (8.00%) VBScript
6 5 (6.67%) Python
7 4 (5.33%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.67%) Delphi
9 1 (1.33%) C++
9 1 (1.33%) VC++
Qualifications
1 17 (22.67%) Security Cleared
2 14 (18.67%) SC Cleared
3 7 (9.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (8.00%) CCNA
4 6 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (8.00%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (6.67%) Degree
5 5 (6.67%) MCSE
6 4 (5.33%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (5.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (4.00%) ISEB
8 1 (1.33%) BC Cleared
8 1 (1.33%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.33%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.00%) SLA
2 4 (5.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.67%) QA
System Software
1 19 (25.33%) Active Directory
2 8 (10.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.67%) vSphere
4 2 (2.67%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (2.67%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.33%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.33%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 11 (14.67%) SCOM
2 9 (12.00%) Netcool
2 9 (12.00%) Tivoli
3 7 (9.33%) Backup Exec
3 7 (9.33%) SCCM
4 6 (8.00%) HP SiteScope
5 5 (6.67%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (5.33%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (5.33%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (5.33%) Puppet
7 2 (2.67%) NetBackup
7 2 (2.67%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 2 (2.67%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 1 (1.33%) Data Guard
8 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 38 (50.67%) Microsoft
2 21 (28.00%) VMware
3 18 (24.00%) Oracle
4 13 (17.33%) IBM
5 9 (12.00%) HP
6 8 (10.67%) Cisco
7 6 (8.00%) CA
7 6 (8.00%) Intel Security
7 6 (8.00%) Red Hat
7 6 (8.00%) Symantec
8 4 (5.33%) Canon
8 4 (5.33%) Dell
8 4 (5.33%) SaltStack
8 4 (5.33%) Veeam
9 3 (4.00%) EqualLogic
10 2 (2.67%) Avaya
11 1 (1.33%) Citrix