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 24 May 2016 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 13 1
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -12
Contract jobs citing Windows 45 45 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 11.03% 10.16% 22.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.82% 37.19% 86.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 21 56
Median daily rate £375 £270 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £230 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £514 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 24
Median hourly rate £43.00 £12.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+244.00% -51.92%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
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
113 121 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 27.70% 27.31% 26.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 79 69
Median daily rate £375 £400 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £250 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £590 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.32% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 24
Median hourly rate £12.00 £13.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -52.72%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.85 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +2.25%

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 24 May 2016.

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 24 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 0 12 £450 +87.61%
Preston +4 8 £341 -19.70% 1
Lytham St Annes -1 5 £338 -
Chorley -1 4 £375 -6.25%
Skelmersdale - 3 - -
Blackburn 0 2 - - 1
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, 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 43 (40.19%) Windows Server
2 41 (38.32%) Oracle
3 39 (36.45%) VMware
4 35 (32.71%) Active Directory
5 26 (24.30%) Security Cleared
5 26 (24.30%) VMware Infrastructure
6 25 (23.36%) Microsoft
7 24 (22.43%) Linux
8 22 (20.56%) Unix
8 22 (20.56%) Finance
8 22 (20.56%) Windows 7
9 21 (19.63%) Hyper-V
9 21 (19.63%) SC Cleared
9 21 (19.63%) Windows Server 2008
10 19 (17.76%) Analytical Skills
10 19 (17.76%) MS Excel
11 18 (16.82%) OO
11 18 (16.82%) Windows Server 2012
12 17 (15.89%) MS Exchange
12 17 (15.89%) Visual Studio
12 17 (15.89%) C#
12 17 (15.89%) Clustering
13 16 (14.95%) Agile Software Development
13 16 (14.95%) Java
13 16 (14.95%) Apache
13 16 (14.95%) Oracle Database
14 15 (14.02%) DNS
14 15 (14.02%) SQL Server
14 15 (14.02%) ITIL
15 14 (13.08%) MS Office

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 17 (15.89%) MS Exchange
2 16 (14.95%) Apache
3 12 (11.21%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (9.35%) Skype for Business
5 9 (8.41%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (8.41%) SharePoint
6 5 (4.67%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (3.74%) IIS
7 4 (3.74%) WebSphere
8 3 (2.80%) Tomcat
8 3 (2.80%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (1.87%) FileNet
9 2 (1.87%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.93%) AquaLogic
10 1 (0.93%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.93%) Node.js
10 1 (0.93%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.93%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 19 (17.76%) MS Excel
2 14 (13.08%) MS Office
3 1 (0.93%) Doxygen
3 1 (0.93%) MS Project
3 1 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.35%) IaaS
1 10 (9.35%) Office 365
2 7 (6.54%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.93%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.93%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 15 (14.02%) DNS
2 12 (11.21%) Firewall
3 11 (10.28%) DHCP
4 6 (5.61%) HTTP
4 6 (5.61%) LAN
4 6 (5.61%) WAN
5 5 (4.67%) Skype
5 5 (4.67%) VoIP
6 4 (3.74%) Internet
6 4 (3.74%) TCP/IP
7 3 (2.80%) FTP
8 2 (1.87%) HTTPS
8 2 (1.87%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (1.87%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (1.87%) SAN
8 2 (1.87%) SMTP
8 2 (1.87%) SSL
9 1 (0.93%) Intranet
9 1 (0.93%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.95%) Oracle Database
2 15 (14.02%) SQL Server
3 9 (8.41%) Relational Database
4 8 (7.48%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.80%) DB2
6 2 (1.87%) MySQL
6 2 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.93%) MS Access
7 1 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.93%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 17 (15.89%) Visual Studio
2 11 (10.28%) JIRA
3 10 (9.35%) ClearCase
3 10 (9.35%) Rational DOORS
4 5 (4.67%) ClearQuest
5 4 (3.74%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.80%) Git (software)
6 3 (2.80%) Rational Robot
7 2 (1.87%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.87%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.87%) JUnit
7 2 (1.87%) NUnit
7 2 (1.87%) PHPUnit
7 2 (1.87%) Travis CI
8 1 (0.93%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 1 (0.93%) Bower
8 1 (0.93%) gulp
8 1 (0.93%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.93%) NuGet
8 1 (0.93%) VectorCAST
General
1 22 (20.56%) Finance
2 8 (7.48%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.87%) Banking
3 2 (1.87%) Military
4 1 (0.93%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (21.50%) Analyst
2 13 (12.15%) Developer
3 10 (9.35%) Business Analyst
3 10 (9.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (9.35%) Systems Engineer
4 9 (8.41%) Support Engineer
5 8 (7.48%) Active Directory Engineer
6 7 (6.54%) Senior Analyst
6 7 (6.54%) Senior Business Analyst
6 7 (6.54%) Technical Analyst
6 7 (6.54%) Technical Business Analyst
7 6 (5.61%) Architect
7 6 (5.61%) Software Developer
7 6 (5.61%) VMware Engineer
7 6 (5.61%) Wintel Engineer
8 4 (3.74%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 4 (3.74%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (3.74%) Administrator
8 4 (3.74%) IT Support
8 4 (3.74%) Senior Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.15%) XML
2 12 (11.21%) .NET
3 5 (4.67%) Web Services
3 5 (4.67%) WinForms
3 5 (4.67%) WPF
4 4 (3.74%) .NET Framework
4 4 (3.74%) jQuery
4 4 (3.74%) SOAP
5 3 (2.80%) Entity Framework
5 3 (2.80%) HTML
5 3 (2.80%) XSD
5 3 (2.80%) XSLT
6 2 (1.87%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.87%) CSS
6 2 (1.87%) Hibernate
6 2 (1.87%) HTML5
6 2 (1.87%) Middleware
6 2 (1.87%) Spring
7 1 (0.93%) LAMP
7 1 (0.93%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 19 (17.76%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (15.89%) Clustering
3 10 (9.35%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.74%) PKI
5 3 (2.80%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.80%) Life Science
5 3 (2.80%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.80%) Private Cloud
5 3 (2.80%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.87%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.87%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.87%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.87%) Smart Energy
6 2 (1.87%) Tandem
6 2 (1.87%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.87%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.93%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.93%) Economics
7 1 (0.93%) iPad
7 1 (0.93%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 43 (40.19%) Windows Server
2 24 (22.43%) Linux
3 22 (20.56%) Unix
3 22 (20.56%) Windows 7
4 21 (19.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (16.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (9.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (6.54%) Windows 8
8 6 (5.61%) Windows XP
9 4 (3.74%) AIX
9 4 (3.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (3.74%) Solaris
10 3 (2.80%) HPUX
10 3 (2.80%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.93%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.93%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.93%) OS/390
11 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (16.82%) OO
2 16 (14.95%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (14.02%) ITIL
4 14 (13.08%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (12.15%) UML
6 12 (11.21%) Project Management
7 11 (10.28%) Time Management
8 10 (9.35%) Business Analysis
9 9 (8.41%) Agile Project Management
9 9 (8.41%) Migration
9 9 (8.41%) OOA/OOD
9 9 (8.41%) Open Source
9 9 (8.41%) Service Design
9 9 (8.41%) Use Case
9 9 (8.41%) Waterfall
10 8 (7.48%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 7 (6.54%) Requirements Management
12 6 (5.61%) Data Analysis
12 6 (5.61%) Requirements Analysis
12 6 (5.61%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 17 (15.89%) C#
2 16 (14.95%) Java
3 14 (13.08%) SQL
4 11 (10.28%) Bash Shell
5 10 (9.35%) C++
5 10 (9.35%) Python
6 9 (8.41%) PowerShell
7 8 (7.48%) VC++
8 7 (6.54%) VB
9 4 (3.74%) VB6
10 3 (2.80%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.87%) JCL
11 2 (1.87%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.93%) Ada
12 1 (0.93%) FQL
12 1 (0.93%) Perl
Qualifications
1 26 (24.30%) Security Cleared
2 21 (19.63%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.61%) MCSE
3 6 (5.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.87%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.87%) CCNA
4 2 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.87%) Degree
4 2 (1.87%) MCP
4 2 (1.87%) MCSA
5 1 (0.93%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.93%) ISEB
5 1 (0.93%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.87%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (1.87%) ISO27005
System Software
1 35 (32.71%) Active Directory
2 26 (24.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (19.63%) Hyper-V
4 6 (5.61%) XenApp
4 6 (5.61%) XenDesktop
5 5 (4.67%) Brightmail
5 5 (4.67%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (3.74%) VMware ESX
6 4 (3.74%) vSphere
6 4 (3.74%) XenServer
7 2 (1.87%) BitLocker
7 2 (1.87%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.93%) Firmware
8 1 (0.93%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 12 (11.21%) SCCM
2 11 (10.28%) Puppet
3 10 (9.35%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (5.61%) WSUS
5 5 (4.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 4 (3.74%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (2.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.93%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 41 (38.32%) Oracle
2 39 (36.45%) VMware
3 25 (23.36%) Microsoft
4 14 (13.08%) Veritas
5 13 (12.15%) Citrix
6 12 (11.21%) HP
7 10 (9.35%) IBM
7 10 (9.35%) SaltStack
8 6 (5.61%) AppSense
9 5 (4.67%) Cisco
9 5 (4.67%) IronPort
9 5 (4.67%) Symantec
10 4 (3.74%) Compaq
10 4 (3.74%) Dell
10 4 (3.74%) Lumension
10 4 (3.74%) ThinPrint
11 2 (1.87%) Ektron
11 2 (1.87%) Palo Alto
11 2 (1.87%) Polycom
11 2 (1.87%) Splunk