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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
-9 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 60 97 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 12.30% 24.25% 28.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.42% 79.51% 94.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 57 22
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £385 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.73% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 15
Average hourly rate £40.00 £19.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+110.52% +26.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.12
% change year-on-year
+5.73% -0.76%
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
119 122 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 24.39% 30.50% 30.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 70 22
Average daily rate £400 £300 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £211 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £415 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 15
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.31% +36.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.48 £11.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.80 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -11 34 £300 +13.36% 2
Lytham St Annes 0 6 £388 +25.00%
Blackburn +2 4 £198 -28.18% 4
Preston -8 4 £300 +67.83% 2
Chorley +2 3 £289 -
Lancaster +3 2 £313 -18.56%
Morecambe - 1 £210 -
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 48 (48.00%) Microsoft
2 46 (46.00%) Active Directory
3 39 (39.00%) Security Cleared
4 36 (36.00%) VMware
5 33 (33.00%) ITIL
6 32 (32.00%) Citrix
7 28 (28.00%) Windows 7
8 25 (25.00%) PowerShell
9 23 (23.00%) SC Cleared
10 22 (22.00%) SQL
11 21 (21.00%) Linux
11 21 (21.00%) Microsoft Certification
12 20 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 20 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
13 19 (19.00%) SQL Server
14 18 (18.00%) VBScript
14 18 (18.00%) Windows Server 2003
15 17 (17.00%) UNIX
15 17 (17.00%) AppSense
16 16 (16.00%) XenServer
16 16 (16.00%) Visual Studio
16 16 (16.00%) MS Exchange
16 16 (16.00%) DHCP
16 16 (16.00%) DNS
17 14 (14.00%) SharePoint
17 14 (14.00%) XenApp
18 13 (13.00%) Performance Monitoring
18 13 (13.00%) Microsoft App-V
19 12 (12.00%) C#
19 12 (12.00%) HTML

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 16 (16.00%) MS Exchange
2 14 (14.00%) SharePoint
3 6 (6.00%) IIS
4 5 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (4.00%) Lync
5 4 (4.00%) Apache
6 3 (3.00%) WebLogic
7 2 (2.00%) SAS
7 2 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (2.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (2.00%) Papyrus
7 2 (2.00%) OpenStack
7 2 (2.00%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (2.00%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 11 (11.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.00%) MS Office
3 1 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.00%) SaaS
2 2 (2.00%) PaaS
2 2 (2.00%) OpenShift
2 2 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (16.00%) DHCP
1 16 (16.00%) DNS
2 6 (6.00%) LAN
2 6 (6.00%) SMS
3 5 (5.00%) SAN
4 4 (4.00%) Internet
4 4 (4.00%) SMTP
4 4 (4.00%) HTTP
5 3 (3.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.00%) VoIP
6 2 (2.00%) WAN
7 1 (1.00%) VPN
7 1 (1.00%) MPLS
7 1 (1.00%) DSL
7 1 (1.00%) Wireless
7 1 (1.00%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (19.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 5 (5.00%) Oracle Database
3 5 (5.00%) RDBMS
4 4 (4.00%) MySQL
4 4 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (4.00%) SQLite
4 4 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (4.00%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.00%) DTS
5 2 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.00%) PowerCenter
6 1 (1.00%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.00%) DB2
6 1 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.00%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 16 (16.00%) Visual Studio
2 9 (9.00%) LoadRunner
2 9 (9.00%) Facilita Forecast
3 8 (8.00%) Git (software)
3 8 (8.00%) HP UFT
3 8 (8.00%) Jenkins
4 4 (4.00%) JUnit
4 4 (4.00%) Eclipse
4 4 (4.00%) JMeter
4 4 (4.00%) NUnit
4 4 (4.00%) Subversion
4 4 (4.00%) Maven
4 4 (4.00%) PHPUnit
4 4 (4.00%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (4.00%) SoapUI
4 4 (4.00%) LoadUI
5 3 (3.00%) MSI
General
1 1 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (1.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (1.00%) Finance
1 1 (1.00%) Aerospace
1 1 (1.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (11.00%) Developer
1 11 (11.00%) Analyst
2 10 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (7.00%) Test Engineer
3 7 (7.00%) Tester
4 6 (6.00%) Architect
4 6 (6.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (6.00%) Support Engineer
5 5 (5.00%) Performance Tester
5 5 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (4.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 4 (4.00%) Applications Support
6 4 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (3.00%) Support Analyst
7 3 (3.00%) Technical Support
7 3 (3.00%) Desktop Support
7 3 (3.00%) Software Engineer
7 3 (3.00%) Test Analyst
7 3 (3.00%) Service Analyst
7 3 (3.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.00%) HTML
2 11 (11.00%) .NET
3 10 (10.00%) Web Services
4 8 (8.00%) XML
5 5 (5.00%) ASP.NET
6 4 (4.00%) CSS
6 4 (4.00%) Ruby on Rails
6 4 (4.00%) Django
6 4 (4.00%) jQuery
6 4 (4.00%) CAML
7 3 (3.00%) .NET Framework
8 2 (2.00%) Application Packaging
8 2 (2.00%) Middleware
8 2 (2.00%) WPF
9 1 (1.00%) Silverlight
9 1 (1.00%) SAP XI
9 1 (1.00%) Software Packaging
9 1 (1.00%) ISPF
9 1 (1.00%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.00%) Performance Metrics
2 7 (7.00%) Computer Science
2 7 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.00%) Data Structures
3 6 (6.00%) Data Centre
4 5 (5.00%) Blackberry
5 3 (3.00%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.00%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.00%) iPhone
5 3 (3.00%) iPad
6 1 (1.00%) Chip and PIN
6 1 (1.00%) NHS
6 1 (1.00%) Clustering
6 1 (1.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 28 (28.00%) Windows 7
2 21 (21.00%) Linux
3 20 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (18.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (17.00%) UNIX
6 9 (9.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (7.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (6.00%) Solaris
8 6 (6.00%) Windows XP
9 4 (4.00%) Mac OS X
9 4 (4.00%) AIX
9 4 (4.00%) Windows 8
10 2 (2.00%) Windows NT
11 1 (1.00%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (33.00%) ITIL
2 13 (13.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 10 (10.00%) Server Building
4 9 (9.00%) Configuration Management
4 9 (9.00%) Migration
4 9 (9.00%) Performance Testing
5 8 (8.00%) Software Testing
6 7 (7.00%) Problem Management
6 7 (7.00%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (7.00%) Test Strategy
6 7 (7.00%) Validation
7 6 (6.00%) DevOps
7 6 (6.00%) Regression Testing
7 6 (6.00%) Test Scripting
8 5 (5.00%) Software Deployment
8 5 (5.00%) High Availability
9 4 (4.00%) Responsive Web Design
9 4 (4.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 4 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (4.00%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 22 (22.00%) SQL
3 18 (18.00%) VBScript
4 12 (12.00%) C#
5 10 (10.00%) VB
6 7 (7.00%) VB.NET
6 7 (7.00%) Java
6 7 (7.00%) C
7 5 (5.00%) C++
8 4 (4.00%) JavaScript
8 4 (4.00%) PHP
8 4 (4.00%) VBA
8 4 (4.00%) Python
8 4 (4.00%) Ruby
8 4 (4.00%) FQL
8 4 (4.00%) Bash Shell
9 3 (3.00%) T-SQL
10 2 (2.00%) JCL
11 1 (1.00%) VB6
11 1 (1.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 39 (39.00%) Security Cleared
2 23 (23.00%) SC Cleared
3 21 (21.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (11.00%) Degree
5 10 (10.00%) MCITP
5 10 (10.00%) MCSA
6 6 (6.00%) MCP
7 5 (5.00%) MCSE
8 4 (4.00%) VCP4
8 4 (4.00%) VCP5
8 4 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (4.00%) CCNP
8 4 (4.00%) CCNA
8 4 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (3.00%) ISTQB
9 3 (3.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (2.00%) HND
11 1 (1.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (1.00%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.00%) QA
System Software
1 46 (46.00%) Active Directory
2 20 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (16.00%) XenServer
4 14 (14.00%) XenApp
5 13 (13.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (8.00%) XenDesktop
6 8 (8.00%) VMware ESX
7 5 (5.00%) vSphere
8 4 (4.00%) BitLocker
9 2 (2.00%) Time Sharing Option
9 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (1.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (6.00%) Puppet
2 3 (3.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (3.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (3.00%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (3.00%) EdgeSight
3 2 (2.00%) Ansible
3 2 (2.00%) Salt
3 2 (2.00%) WSUS
3 2 (2.00%) SCCM
3 2 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 48 (48.00%) Microsoft
2 36 (36.00%) VMware
3 32 (32.00%) Citrix
4 17 (17.00%) AppSense
5 11 (11.00%) HP
6 10 (10.00%) Oracle
7 9 (9.00%) IBM
8 8 (8.00%) Symantec
9 7 (7.00%) Altiris
10 4 (4.00%) 3PAR
10 4 (4.00%) Red Hat
10 4 (4.00%) Sun
11 3 (3.00%) Compaq
11 3 (3.00%) Dell
11 3 (3.00%) NetApp
11 3 (3.00%) McAfee
11 3 (3.00%) Lumension
12 2 (2.00%) Informatica
12 2 (2.00%) SAP
13 1 (1.00%) Cisco
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