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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
North West / Lancashire
Rank 10 8 6
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 35 62 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 13.46% 14.00% 14.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.33% 41.61% 65.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 23 36
Median daily rate £525 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £218 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £413 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 25 10
Median hourly rate £39.50 £37.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.75% +174.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £18.40 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.10 £42.60 £32.99
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% +6.89%

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
60 149 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 23.08% 33.63% 22.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 88 56
Median daily rate £500 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £251 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £488 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 25 10
Median hourly rate £38.75 £20.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.75% +48.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £20.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £42.18 £32.54
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +6.25%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017. 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 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
Preston -3 19 £420 +12.00% 1
Blackpool +10 6 £550 +101.83%
Lancaster -1 2 - -
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 48 (58.54%) Microsoft
2 43 (52.44%) Linux
3 29 (35.37%) ITIL
4 28 (34.15%) AIX
5 27 (32.93%) SQL
6 25 (30.49%) Unix
7 22 (26.83%) Active Directory
7 22 (26.83%) Security Cleared
8 21 (25.61%) MS Excel
9 20 (24.39%) SQL Server
9 20 (24.39%) Windows Server
10 19 (23.17%) Oracle
10 19 (23.17%) Windows XP
10 19 (23.17%) Service Management
10 19 (23.17%) SC Cleared
10 19 (23.17%) VMware
10 19 (23.17%) Agile Software Development
11 17 (20.73%) MS PowerPoint
11 17 (20.73%) Release Management
11 17 (20.73%) Analytical Skills
12 15 (18.29%) Migration
13 14 (17.07%) Open Source
13 14 (17.07%) IaaS
14 13 (15.85%) PowerShell
14 13 (15.85%) Data Management
15 12 (14.63%) WebSphere
15 12 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
15 12 (14.63%) Change Management
15 12 (14.63%) Middleware
16 11 (13.41%) Windows Server 2003

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 12 (14.63%) WebSphere
2 7 (8.54%) IIS
3 6 (7.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (6.10%) Apache
5 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.44%) IBM Notes
5 2 (2.44%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.22%) SAS
6 1 (1.22%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 21 (25.61%) MS Excel
2 17 (20.73%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (8.54%) MS Office
4 4 (4.88%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (17.07%) IaaS
2 10 (12.20%) PaaS
2 10 (12.20%) SaaS
3 7 (8.54%) Office 365
4 1 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.20%) DNS
2 7 (8.54%) LAN
3 6 (7.32%) SAN
3 6 (7.32%) VPN
4 5 (6.10%) WAN
5 4 (4.88%) DHCP
6 3 (3.66%) Firewall
6 3 (3.66%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.44%) IP Telephony
7 2 (2.44%) NAS
7 2 (2.44%) Softphone
7 2 (2.44%) Symposium
7 2 (2.44%) VoIP
8 1 (1.22%) DSL
8 1 (1.22%) FTP
8 1 (1.22%) HTTP
8 1 (1.22%) Internet
8 1 (1.22%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.22%) MPLS
8 1 (1.22%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (24.39%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.76%) Relational Database
3 6 (7.32%) Big Data
3 6 (7.32%) DB2
3 6 (7.32%) MongoDB
3 6 (7.32%) NoSQL
4 4 (4.88%) Oracle Database
4 4 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (4.88%) TKPROF
5 2 (2.44%) MySQL
5 2 (2.44%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 10 (12.20%) Visual Studio
2 4 (4.88%) JIRA
2 4 (4.88%) Toad
3 3 (3.66%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.22%) Subversion
General
1 6 (7.32%) Finance
2 4 (4.88%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.66%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.44%) Avionics
4 2 (2.44%) Banking
5 1 (1.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (19.51%) Analyst
2 12 (14.63%) Architect
3 8 (9.76%) Support Analyst
4 7 (8.54%) Administrator
4 7 (8.54%) Operations Engineer
5 6 (7.32%) Monitoring Engineer
5 6 (7.32%) Operational Support Analyst
5 6 (7.32%) Operations Analyst
5 6 (7.32%) Operations Support Analyst
5 6 (7.32%) Senior Operations Engineer
5 6 (7.32%) Software Engineer
5 6 (7.32%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (7.32%) Support Engineer
6 5 (6.10%) Business Analyst
6 5 (6.10%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (6.10%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) DBA
7 4 (4.88%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (14.63%) Middleware
2 8 (9.76%) Web Services
2 8 (9.76%) XML
3 6 (7.32%) .NET
3 6 (7.32%) J2EE
3 6 (7.32%) JSON
3 6 (7.32%) Regular Expression
4 4 (4.88%) ASP.NET
4 4 (4.88%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 4 (4.88%) Qt
5 3 (3.66%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (3.66%) CSS
5 3 (3.66%) HTML
5 3 (3.66%) SOAP
6 2 (2.44%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.44%) Ajax
6 2 (2.44%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (2.44%) RESTful
6 2 (2.44%) WCF
6 2 (2.44%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.73%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.76%) Tandem
3 4 (4.88%) Mainframe
3 4 (4.88%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.66%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.66%) Life Science
5 2 (2.44%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.44%) Clustering
5 2 (2.44%) User Experience
6 1 (1.22%) AS400
6 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Licensing
6 1 (1.22%) PKI
6 1 (1.22%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 43 (52.44%) Linux
2 28 (34.15%) AIX
3 25 (30.49%) Unix
4 20 (24.39%) Windows Server
5 19 (23.17%) Windows XP
6 12 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (13.41%) Solaris
7 11 (13.41%) Windows 2000
7 11 (13.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (12.20%) HPUX
8 10 (12.20%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (7.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (3.66%) Windows 10
10 3 (3.66%) Windows 7
11 1 (1.22%) Android
11 1 (1.22%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.22%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (35.37%) ITIL
2 19 (23.17%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (23.17%) Service Management
3 17 (20.73%) Release Management
4 15 (18.29%) Migration
5 14 (17.07%) Open Source
6 13 (15.85%) Data Management
7 12 (14.63%) Change Management
8 10 (12.20%) DevOps
8 10 (12.20%) ITSM
9 9 (10.98%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 9 (10.98%) PRINCE2
9 9 (10.98%) Software Engineering
10 8 (9.76%) Data Analysis
10 8 (9.76%) Problem Management
11 7 (8.54%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (7.32%) OO
12 6 (7.32%) Project Management
12 6 (7.32%) SOA
12 6 (7.32%) UML
Programming Languages
1 27 (32.93%) SQL
2 13 (15.85%) PowerShell
3 11 (13.41%) Java
4 10 (12.20%) Perl
5 8 (9.76%) JavaScript
6 6 (7.32%) Bourne shell
6 6 (7.32%) C#
6 6 (7.32%) Korn
6 6 (7.32%) VBScript
7 5 (6.10%) Python
8 4 (4.88%) Bash Shell
8 4 (4.88%) C++
8 4 (4.88%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.44%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 22 (26.83%) Security Cleared
2 19 (23.17%) SC Cleared
3 9 (10.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (8.54%) MCSE
5 6 (7.32%) CCNA
5 6 (7.32%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (7.32%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (4.88%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (4.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (3.66%) Degree
8 2 (2.44%) MCITP
9 1 (1.22%) BC Cleared
9 1 (1.22%) DBS Check
9 1 (1.22%) ISEB
9 1 (1.22%) MCSA
9 1 (1.22%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.54%) SLA
2 4 (4.88%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 22 (26.83%) Active Directory
2 9 (10.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.10%) vSphere
4 3 (3.66%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (2.44%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.22%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 11 (13.41%) SCOM
2 8 (9.76%) Backup Exec
3 7 (8.54%) Netcool
3 7 (8.54%) SCCM
3 7 (8.54%) Tivoli
4 6 (7.32%) HP SiteScope
5 4 (4.88%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (4.88%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (4.88%) Oracle RMAN
5 4 (4.88%) Puppet
6 2 (2.44%) NetBackup
6 2 (2.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (2.44%) WSUS
7 1 (1.22%) Data Guard
7 1 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (1.22%) vMotion
Vendors
1 48 (58.54%) Microsoft
2 19 (23.17%) Oracle
2 19 (23.17%) VMware
3 9 (10.98%) HP
3 9 (10.98%) IBM
4 8 (9.76%) Cisco
5 7 (8.54%) Symantec
6 6 (7.32%) CA
6 6 (7.32%) Red Hat
7 5 (6.10%) Dell
7 5 (6.10%) Intel Security
8 4 (4.88%) Canon
8 4 (4.88%) SaltStack
9 3 (3.66%) Citrix
9 3 (3.66%) EqualLogic
9 3 (3.66%) Veeam
10 2 (2.44%) Avaya
10 2 (2.44%) Lotus
10 2 (2.44%) SAP
10 2 (2.44%) SolarWinds