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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 1 1 10
Rank change year-on-year
0 +9
Contract jobs citing Windows 99 78 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 23.24% 28.78% 13.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 72.26% 93.98% 50.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 19 21
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £265 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £395 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £313 £310
% change year-on-year
-2.40% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 12
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -29.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £11.26 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £15.00 £37.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
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
137 83 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 32.16% 30.63% 26.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 19 50
Average daily rate £300 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £225 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £418 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 15 12
Average hourly rate £20.50 £15.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.66% -31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £17.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.85 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.95% -6.76%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 16 September 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
Lytham St Annes +2 41 £300 -14.28% 1
Preston +2 17 £179 -42.80% 1
Lancaster - 3 £400 - 1
Blackburn +3 1 £275 - 2
Chorley -3 1 - -
Newton-le-Willows - - - -
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 110 (51.89%) Citrix
2 92 (43.40%) Active Directory
3 87 (41.04%) Windows 7
4 86 (40.57%) Windows XP
5 85 (40.09%) Microsoft
6 71 (33.49%) Security Cleared
6 71 (33.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 66 (31.13%) VMware
8 65 (30.66%) SC Cleared
9 64 (30.19%) Windows Server 2003
10 60 (28.30%) Microsoft App-V
11 55 (25.94%) AppSense
11 55 (25.94%) DNS
12 51 (24.06%) MS Office
13 48 (22.64%) XenApp
14 47 (22.17%) DHCP
14 47 (22.17%) SCCM
15 45 (21.23%) Windows Vista
16 37 (17.45%) Blackberry
17 36 (16.98%) Software Deployment
18 35 (16.51%) HP
19 34 (16.04%) MS Exchange
20 33 (15.57%) VMware Infrastructure
21 32 (15.09%) CA
21 32 (15.09%) XenServer
22 31 (14.62%) SMS
23 30 (14.15%) ITIL
24 28 (13.21%) Exchange Server 2010
25 27 (12.74%) SQL
26 26 (12.26%) Lumension

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 34 (16.04%) MS Exchange
2 28 (13.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (8.02%) Exchange Server 2003
4 15 (7.08%) SharePoint
4 15 (7.08%) Lync
5 5 (2.36%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.89%) IIS
6 4 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.47%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 51 (24.06%) MS Office
2 12 (5.66%) MS Excel
3 10 (4.72%) MS Project
4 8 (3.77%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.42%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 55 (25.94%) DNS
2 47 (22.17%) DHCP
3 31 (14.62%) SMS
4 17 (8.02%) LAN
5 16 (7.55%) Wi-Fi
6 15 (7.08%) 3G
7 13 (6.13%) TCP/IP
8 9 (4.25%) WAN
9 7 (3.30%) Wireless
10 6 (2.83%) SAN
11 4 (1.89%) VPN
12 3 (1.42%) VoIP
12 3 (1.42%) WLAN
12 3 (1.42%) FTP
12 3 (1.42%) HTTP
12 3 (1.42%) IP Telephony
12 3 (1.42%) PuTTY
13 2 (0.94%) OpenLDAP
13 2 (0.94%) Kerberos
13 2 (0.94%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.60%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.83%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.94%) Data Mart
5 2 (0.94%) OLAP
5 2 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.94%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (0.47%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (8.02%) MSI
2 8 (3.77%) AdminStudio
2 8 (3.77%) Wise Package Studio
3 7 (3.30%) InstallShield
4 3 (1.42%) Toad
4 3 (1.42%) LoadRunner
4 3 (1.42%) Selenium
4 3 (1.42%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.47%) InstallAnywhere
5 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (7.55%) Finance
2 3 (1.42%) Marketing
3 1 (0.47%) German Language
3 1 (0.47%) Retail
3 1 (0.47%) Billing
Job Titles
1 51 (24.06%) Support Engineer
2 44 (20.75%) Desktop Support
3 35 (16.51%) Desktop Engineer
4 32 (15.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 17 (8.02%) Analyst
6 13 (6.13%) 3rd Line Support
6 13 (6.13%) Applications Packager
7 12 (5.66%) Consultant
8 9 (4.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 8 (3.77%) 2nd Line Support
10 7 (3.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (3.30%) Tester
10 7 (3.30%) Server Engineer
11 6 (2.83%) Technical Support
12 5 (2.36%) Solutions Designer
12 5 (2.36%) Designer
13 4 (1.89%) Operations Engineer
13 4 (1.89%) Windows Server Engineer
13 4 (1.89%) Messaging Engineer
13 4 (1.89%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.25%) .NET
2 8 (3.77%) Application Packaging
3 7 (3.30%) Web Services
3 7 (3.30%) ODBC
4 6 (2.83%) WSH
5 4 (1.89%) SOAP
6 2 (0.94%) Software Packaging
6 2 (0.94%) DWR
6 2 (0.94%) jQuery
6 2 (0.94%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.47%) CSS
7 1 (0.47%) XML
7 1 (0.47%) XSLT
7 1 (0.47%) WinForms
7 1 (0.47%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.47%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.47%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 37 (17.45%) Blackberry
2 15 (7.08%) Thin Client
2 15 (7.08%) Fat Client
2 15 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.30%) Smartcard
4 3 (1.42%) Replication
4 3 (1.42%) Clustering
5 2 (0.94%) Firmware
6 1 (0.47%) NHS
6 1 (0.47%) PKI
6 1 (0.47%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.47%) Wiki
6 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 87 (41.04%) Windows 7
2 86 (40.57%) Windows XP
3 71 (33.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 64 (30.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 45 (21.23%) Windows Vista
6 18 (8.49%) Linux
7 10 (4.72%) UNIX
8 9 (4.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (3.30%) Windows 2000
10 6 (2.83%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.42%) AIX
11 3 (1.42%) HPUX
11 3 (1.42%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (16.98%) Software Deployment
2 30 (14.15%) ITIL
3 15 (7.08%) Project Management
4 13 (6.13%) Migration
5 9 (4.25%) TQM
6 6 (2.83%) Service Delivery
7 5 (2.36%) Release Management
7 5 (2.36%) Performance Testing
8 4 (1.89%) Load Balancing
8 4 (1.89%) Software Distribution
8 4 (1.89%) Validation
8 4 (1.89%) Service Management
8 4 (1.89%) Scrum
8 4 (1.89%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (1.42%) Data Analysis
9 3 (1.42%) Business Analysis
9 3 (1.42%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (1.42%) Configuration Management
9 3 (1.42%) PRINCE2
9 3 (1.42%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 27 (12.74%) SQL
2 21 (9.91%) C
3 16 (7.55%) VB
4 10 (4.72%) PowerShell
5 5 (2.36%) Java
5 5 (2.36%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.42%) Perl
6 3 (1.42%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.42%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.94%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.94%) C#
8 1 (0.47%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.47%) VBScript
8 1 (0.47%) VB6
Qualifications
1 71 (33.49%) Security Cleared
2 65 (30.66%) SC Cleared
3 18 (8.49%) MCSE
3 18 (8.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.89%) Degree
5 3 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.42%) CCNA
6 2 (0.94%) ISEB
6 2 (0.94%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (0.94%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.47%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (11.79%) SLA
2 5 (2.36%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.42%) QA
System Software
1 92 (43.40%) Active Directory
2 60 (28.30%) Microsoft App-V
3 48 (22.64%) XenApp
4 33 (15.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 32 (15.09%) XenServer
6 23 (10.85%) XenDesktop
7 13 (6.13%) vSphere
8 8 (3.77%) Hyper-V
9 7 (3.30%) ISA Server
10 3 (1.42%) VMware ESX
10 3 (1.42%) Brightmail
11 1 (0.47%) Xen
11 1 (0.47%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 47 (22.17%) SCCM
2 15 (7.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 10 (4.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 8 (3.77%) HP Data Protector
5 4 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (1.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (1.42%) Unicenter
6 3 (1.42%) Tivoli
6 3 (1.42%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.42%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.94%) SCOM
7 2 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.94%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.47%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 110 (51.89%) Citrix
2 85 (40.09%) Microsoft
3 66 (31.13%) VMware
4 55 (25.94%) AppSense
5 35 (16.51%) HP
6 32 (15.09%) CA
7 26 (12.26%) Lumension
8 16 (7.55%) Oracle
9 13 (6.13%) Compaq
9 13 (6.13%) Dell
10 8 (3.77%) Cisco
10 8 (3.77%) Symantec
11 6 (2.83%) F5
11 6 (2.83%) IronPort
12 4 (1.89%) Remedy
12 4 (1.89%) Red Hat
13 3 (1.42%) Infor
13 3 (1.42%) NetApp
14 2 (0.94%) SolarWinds
14 2 (0.94%) 3PAR
Preston, Lancashire
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