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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 45 82 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 13.60% 18.85% 32.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.88% 75.23% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 38 28
Average daily rate
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£312 £270 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.64% -15.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £220 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £321 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 16 15
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £13.48 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.60 £22.00 £26.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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
96 109 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 29.00% 25.06% 34.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 56 28
Average daily rate £375 £300 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £212 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £496 £354
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 17 15
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £13.48 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £22.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 July 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
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 July 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 0 23 £285 +7.54% 3
Lytham St Annes +1 7 £375 +25.00%
Blackburn +3 5 £265 -3.63%
Preston -8 3 £425 +137.76% 1
Chorley - 3 £289 - 1
Lancaster 0 1 £325 -18.75% 1
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 44 (42.31%) Microsoft
1 44 (42.31%) Active Directory
2 35 (33.65%) Security Cleared
3 34 (32.69%) Windows 7
4 30 (28.85%) Citrix
4 30 (28.85%) VMware
5 27 (25.96%) Linux
6 24 (23.08%) ITIL
6 24 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
7 21 (20.19%) PowerShell
7 21 (20.19%) SQL
8 20 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
8 20 (19.23%) SC Cleared
8 20 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (18.27%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (15.38%) Migration
11 15 (14.42%) UNIX
12 14 (13.46%) SQL Server
12 14 (13.46%) Web Services
12 14 (13.46%) AppSense
12 14 (13.46%) Data Structures
13 13 (12.50%) Relational Database
13 13 (12.50%) XenApp
13 13 (12.50%) XenServer
13 13 (12.50%) Solaris
13 13 (12.50%) DNS
13 13 (12.50%) DHCP
14 12 (11.54%) SharePoint
14 12 (11.54%) VBScript
14 12 (11.54%) Performance Monitoring

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 12 (11.54%) SharePoint
2 11 (10.58%) MS Exchange
3 8 (7.69%) SAS
4 4 (3.85%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (2.88%) OpenStack
5 3 (2.88%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.88%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.92%) IIS
6 2 (1.92%) Papyrus
6 2 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.96%) Lync
7 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 8 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.81%) MS Office
3 1 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.73%) PaaS
2 4 (3.85%) OpenShift
3 3 (2.88%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (2.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.50%) DHCP
1 13 (12.50%) DNS
2 6 (5.77%) LAN
3 3 (2.88%) SMS
4 2 (1.92%) WAN
4 2 (1.92%) SAN
5 1 (0.96%) MPLS
5 1 (0.96%) DSL
5 1 (0.96%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.46%) SQL Server
2 13 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 8 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (7.69%) RDBMS
3 8 (7.69%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (4.81%) Oracle Database
5 4 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (1.92%) DTS
6 2 (1.92%) Big Data
6 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 9 (8.65%) Visual Studio
1 9 (8.65%) LoadRunner
1 9 (8.65%) Facilita Forecast
2 8 (7.69%) HP UFT
3 5 (4.81%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.85%) JMeter
4 4 (3.85%) Maven
4 4 (3.85%) LoadUI
4 4 (3.85%) SoapUI
4 4 (3.85%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.88%) MSI
6 1 (0.96%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.96%) Selenium
6 1 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.96%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (5.77%) Back Office
2 2 (1.92%) Finance
3 1 (0.96%) Retail
3 1 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (10.58%) Support Engineer
2 9 (8.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (8.65%) Analyst
3 8 (7.69%) Developer
4 7 (6.73%) Architect
4 7 (6.73%) Tester
4 7 (6.73%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (5.77%) Test Engineer
6 5 (4.81%) Performance Tester
6 5 (4.81%) Consultant
7 4 (3.85%) Technical Support
7 4 (3.85%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (3.85%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 3 (2.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 3 (2.88%) Performance Engineer
8 3 (2.88%) Wintel Engineer
8 3 (2.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (2.88%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
8 3 (2.88%) Desktop Support
8 3 (2.88%) Data Warehouse Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.46%) Web Services
2 8 (7.69%) HTML
3 7 (6.73%) XML
4 4 (3.85%) Middleware
4 4 (3.85%) .NET
5 3 (2.88%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.92%) Application Packaging
6 2 (1.92%) WPF
7 1 (0.96%) Silverlight
7 1 (0.96%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.96%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.96%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.46%) Data Structures
2 10 (9.62%) NHS
3 8 (7.69%) Performance Metrics
4 6 (5.77%) Private Cloud
4 6 (5.77%) iPad
5 5 (4.81%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.88%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.88%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.88%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.92%) iPhone
7 2 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.96%) Chip and PIN
8 1 (0.96%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 34 (32.69%) Windows 7
2 27 (25.96%) Linux
3 20 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (18.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (14.42%) UNIX
6 13 (12.50%) Solaris
7 9 (8.65%) Windows 8
7 9 (8.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (6.73%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (5.77%) Apple iOS
9 6 (5.77%) Android
10 4 (3.85%) Windows XP
10 4 (3.85%) AIX
11 2 (1.92%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.96%) HPUX
12 1 (0.96%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (23.08%) ITIL
2 16 (15.38%) Migration
3 12 (11.54%) Performance Monitoring
4 11 (10.58%) Configuration Management
5 9 (8.65%) Validation
5 9 (8.65%) Software Testing
5 9 (8.65%) Performance Testing
6 8 (7.69%) ETL
6 8 (7.69%) Data Security
6 8 (7.69%) DevOps
6 8 (7.69%) Server Building
7 7 (6.73%) Mobile Device Management
7 7 (6.73%) Test Strategy
7 7 (6.73%) Project Management
7 7 (6.73%) Problem Management
7 7 (6.73%) Test Scripting
8 6 (5.77%) Open Source
8 6 (5.77%) Regression Testing
9 5 (4.81%) High Availability
10 4 (3.85%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 21 (20.19%) SQL
1 21 (20.19%) PowerShell
2 12 (11.54%) VBScript
3 6 (5.77%) VB
4 5 (4.81%) C
4 5 (4.81%) C#
4 5 (4.81%) Java
5 4 (3.85%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.88%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.92%) JCL
8 1 (0.96%) VB6
8 1 (0.96%) Ruby
8 1 (0.96%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (33.65%) Security Cleared
2 20 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (19.23%) SC Cleared
3 9 (8.65%) MCITP
3 9 (8.65%) MCSA
4 6 (5.77%) MCSE
5 5 (4.81%) MCP
5 5 (4.81%) Degree
6 4 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (2.88%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.88%) CCNP
7 3 (2.88%) CCNA
7 3 (2.88%) ISTQB
7 3 (2.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (2.88%) VCP4
7 3 (2.88%) VCP5
8 1 (0.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.96%) ISEB
8 1 (0.96%) HND
8 1 (0.96%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 44 (42.31%) Active Directory
2 24 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (12.50%) XenApp
3 13 (12.50%) XenServer
4 10 (9.62%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (7.69%) vSphere
5 8 (7.69%) VMware ESX
6 7 (6.73%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (1.92%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.96%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (7.69%) Puppet
2 7 (6.73%) AirWatch
3 4 (3.85%) Ansible
3 4 (3.85%) Salt
3 4 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (2.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (2.88%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (2.88%) EdgeSight
4 3 (2.88%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.92%) WSUS
5 2 (1.92%) SCCM
5 2 (1.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 44 (42.31%) Microsoft
2 30 (28.85%) Citrix
2 30 (28.85%) VMware
3 14 (13.46%) AppSense
4 11 (10.58%) HP
5 9 (8.65%) Oracle
6 8 (7.69%) Informatica
7 7 (6.73%) Symantec
8 6 (5.77%) LANDesk
8 6 (5.77%) Apple
8 6 (5.77%) IBM
9 5 (4.81%) Compaq
9 5 (4.81%) Dell
9 5 (4.81%) McAfee
9 5 (4.81%) Altiris
10 4 (3.85%) Red Hat
10 4 (3.85%) Sun
11 3 (2.88%) Lumension
12 2 (1.92%) 3PAR
12 2 (1.92%) Stellent
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