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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 1 1 11
Rank change year-on-year
0 +10
Contract jobs citing Windows 99 82 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 24.03% 29.82% 12.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 79.20% 94.25% 51.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 22 21
Average daily rate
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£300 £311 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% +15.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £350 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £313 £312
% change year-on-year
-2.40% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 11
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £12.58 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £15.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -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
125 87 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 30.34% 31.64% 24.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 22 45
Average daily rate £300 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £388 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.57% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 11
Average hourly rate £20.50 £15.00 £26.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.66% -43.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £11.84 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.80 £19.95 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 2 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 2 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 2 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 +1 38 £320 -8.57% 1
Preston +1 17 £179 -41.63% 2
Lancaster - 4 £400 -
Blackburn +2 1 £275 +10.00% 3
Chorley -2 1 - -
Newton-le-Willows - - - - 1
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 116 (52.25%) Citrix
2 96 (43.24%) Active Directory
2 96 (43.24%) Microsoft
3 89 (40.09%) Windows XP
4 84 (37.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 84 (37.84%) Windows 7
5 79 (35.59%) Security Cleared
6 76 (34.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 74 (33.33%) SC Cleared
8 72 (32.43%) VMware
9 59 (26.58%) Microsoft App-V
9 59 (26.58%) DNS
10 53 (23.87%) DHCP
10 53 (23.87%) AppSense
11 51 (22.97%) MS Office
11 51 (22.97%) XenApp
12 48 (21.62%) SCCM
13 45 (20.27%) Windows Vista
14 43 (19.37%) HP
15 41 (18.47%) Blackberry
16 40 (18.02%) MS Exchange
17 37 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
17 37 (16.67%) XenServer
18 36 (16.22%) Software Deployment
19 35 (15.77%) ITIL
20 33 (14.86%) CA
21 32 (14.41%) Exchange Server 2010
22 30 (13.51%) SMS
23 28 (12.61%) XenDesktop
24 27 (12.16%) Lumension

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 40 (18.02%) MS Exchange
2 32 (14.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (9.01%) SharePoint
4 18 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2003
5 14 (6.31%) Lync
6 7 (3.15%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (3.15%) IIS
7 6 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.45%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 51 (22.97%) MS Office
2 12 (5.41%) MS Excel
3 10 (4.50%) MS Project
4 8 (3.60%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 59 (26.58%) DNS
2 53 (23.87%) DHCP
3 30 (13.51%) SMS
4 17 (7.66%) LAN
4 17 (7.66%) Wi-Fi
5 16 (7.21%) 3G
6 11 (4.95%) TCP/IP
7 10 (4.50%) WAN
8 9 (4.05%) SAN
9 7 (3.15%) Wireless
10 5 (2.25%) VPN
11 4 (1.80%) Firewall
12 3 (1.35%) IP Telephony
12 3 (1.35%) WLAN
13 2 (0.90%) DMZ
13 2 (0.90%) VoIP
13 2 (0.90%) FTP
13 2 (0.90%) HTTP
13 2 (0.90%) Kerberos
13 2 (0.90%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.86%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.90%) Data Mart
5 2 (0.90%) OLAP
5 2 (0.90%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (0.45%) QlikView
6 1 (0.45%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.45%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (7.66%) MSI
2 8 (3.60%) Wise Package Studio
3 7 (3.15%) InstallShield
3 7 (3.15%) AdminStudio
4 3 (1.35%) Selenium
4 3 (1.35%) WebDriver
5 2 (0.90%) Toad
5 2 (0.90%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.45%) InstallAnywhere
General
1 16 (7.21%) Finance
2 3 (1.35%) Marketing
3 1 (0.45%) German Language
3 1 (0.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 53 (23.87%) Support Engineer
2 46 (20.72%) Desktop Support
3 36 (16.22%) Desktop Engineer
4 33 (14.86%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 16 (7.21%) Analyst
6 14 (6.31%) Applications Packager
7 13 (5.86%) 3rd Line Support
8 11 (4.95%) Consultant
9 9 (4.05%) Server Engineer
9 9 (4.05%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 8 (3.60%) 2nd Line Support
11 7 (3.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (3.15%) Operations Engineer
12 6 (2.70%) Support Analyst
12 6 (2.70%) Technical Support
13 5 (2.25%) Tester
13 5 (2.25%) Architect
14 4 (1.80%) IT Consultant
14 4 (1.80%) Solutions Architect
14 4 (1.80%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.05%) .NET
1 9 (4.05%) Web Services
1 9 (4.05%) Application Packaging
2 6 (2.70%) WSH
3 5 (2.25%) ODBC
4 3 (1.35%) SOAP
5 2 (0.90%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.90%) Software Packaging
5 2 (0.90%) DWR
5 2 (0.90%) jQuery
6 1 (0.45%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.45%) WPF
6 1 (0.45%) CSS
6 1 (0.45%) XML
6 1 (0.45%) XSLT
6 1 (0.45%) WinForms
6 1 (0.45%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 41 (18.47%) Blackberry
2 15 (6.76%) Thin Client
2 15 (6.76%) Fat Client
3 8 (3.60%) Smartcard
4 6 (2.70%) Clustering
5 3 (1.35%) Replication
5 3 (1.35%) Wiki
5 3 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.90%) NHS
6 2 (0.90%) Firmware
7 1 (0.45%) PKI
7 1 (0.45%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 89 (40.09%) Windows XP
2 84 (37.84%) Windows Server 2008
2 84 (37.84%) Windows 7
3 76 (34.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 45 (20.27%) Windows Vista
5 18 (8.11%) Linux
6 12 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (4.05%) UNIX
8 7 (3.15%) Windows 2000
9 6 (2.70%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.35%) AIX
10 3 (1.35%) HPUX
10 3 (1.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (16.22%) Software Deployment
2 35 (15.77%) ITIL
3 15 (6.76%) Project Management
4 13 (5.86%) Migration
5 10 (4.50%) TQM
6 9 (4.05%) Release Management
7 6 (2.70%) Change Control
7 6 (2.70%) Service Delivery
8 4 (1.80%) Service Management
8 4 (1.80%) Scrum
8 4 (1.80%) Business Analysis
8 4 (1.80%) Load Balancing
8 4 (1.80%) Performance Testing
8 4 (1.80%) Software Distribution
9 3 (1.35%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (1.35%) Server Monitoring
9 3 (1.35%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (1.35%) Validation
9 3 (1.35%) Data Analysis
9 3 (1.35%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 27 (12.16%) SQL
2 18 (8.11%) C
3 17 (7.66%) PowerShell
4 16 (7.21%) VB
5 5 (2.25%) T-SQL
6 4 (1.80%) Java
7 3 (1.35%) Perl
7 3 (1.35%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.35%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.90%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.90%) C#
9 1 (0.45%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.45%) VBScript
9 1 (0.45%) VB6
Qualifications
1 79 (35.59%) Security Cleared
2 74 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 24 (10.81%) MCSE
3 24 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.80%) Degree
5 3 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.35%) CCNA
6 2 (0.90%) ISEB
6 2 (0.90%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (0.90%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.45%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (12.16%) SLA
2 5 (2.25%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.35%) QA
System Software
1 96 (43.24%) Active Directory
2 59 (26.58%) Microsoft App-V
3 51 (22.97%) XenApp
4 37 (16.67%) XenServer
4 37 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 28 (12.61%) XenDesktop
6 19 (8.56%) vSphere
7 8 (3.60%) Hyper-V
8 7 (3.15%) ISA Server
9 6 (2.70%) VMware ESX
10 3 (1.35%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (1.35%) Brightmail
11 1 (0.45%) Xen
11 1 (0.45%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 48 (21.62%) SCCM
2 14 (6.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 10 (4.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 8 (3.60%) HP Data Protector
5 5 (2.25%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (1.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (1.35%) Unicenter
6 3 (1.35%) Tivoli
6 3 (1.35%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.35%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.90%) SCOM
7 2 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.90%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.45%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 116 (52.25%) Citrix
2 96 (43.24%) Microsoft
3 72 (32.43%) VMware
4 53 (23.87%) AppSense
5 43 (19.37%) HP
6 33 (14.86%) CA
7 27 (12.16%) Lumension
8 20 (9.01%) Compaq
8 20 (9.01%) Dell
9 16 (7.21%) Oracle
10 13 (5.86%) IronPort
11 12 (5.41%) Symantec
12 10 (4.50%) F5
13 8 (3.60%) Cisco
14 5 (2.25%) Informatica
14 5 (2.25%) Siebel
14 5 (2.25%) Open Text
15 4 (1.80%) Red Hat
15 4 (1.80%) Remedy
16 3 (1.35%) NetApp
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