The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Lancashire region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 1 13
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +12
Contract jobs citing Windows 85 84 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 18.72% 31.46% 10.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 76.58% 94.38% 43.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 27 15
Average daily rate
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£270 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.60% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £220 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £350 £331
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 14 14
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -20.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.93 £11.55 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £27.75 £37.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
111 89 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 24.45% 33.33% 23.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 27 43
Average daily rate £282 £313 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.76% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £223 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £358 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 14
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.50 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.19% -5.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £12.60 £17.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.40 £31.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows
North West

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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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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 28 £260 -11.86%
Preston 0 23 £179 -41.63% 3
Lancaster +1 3 £400 -
Blackburn +1 2 £275 +10.00% 4
Newton-le-Willows - - - -
Chorley - - - -
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 103 (48.13%) Citrix
2 95 (44.39%) Windows XP
3 94 (43.93%) Windows 7
4 89 (41.59%) Microsoft
5 88 (41.12%) Active Directory
6 84 (39.25%) Security Cleared
7 76 (35.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 75 (35.05%) SC Cleared
9 72 (33.64%) Windows Server 2003
10 59 (27.57%) MS Office
11 57 (26.64%) VMware
12 51 (23.83%) Microsoft App-V
13 50 (23.36%) DNS
14 48 (22.43%) SCCM
15 47 (21.96%) DHCP
16 46 (21.50%) HP
17 44 (20.56%) AppSense
18 42 (19.63%) Windows Vista
19 41 (19.16%) XenApp
19 41 (19.16%) Blackberry
20 37 (17.29%) Software Deployment
21 35 (16.36%) MS Exchange
22 34 (15.89%) SLA
22 34 (15.89%) ITIL
23 32 (14.95%) CA
24 27 (12.62%) XenServer
24 27 (12.62%) VMware Infrastructure
25 25 (11.68%) XenDesktop
25 25 (11.68%) Lumension
26 24 (11.21%) Exchange Server 2010

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 35 (16.36%) MS Exchange
2 24 (11.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (8.88%) SharePoint
4 12 (5.61%) Exchange Server 2003
5 9 (4.21%) Lync
6 8 (3.74%) IIS
7 7 (3.27%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (2.80%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (1.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.47%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.47%) SAS
Applications
1 59 (27.57%) MS Office
2 10 (4.67%) MS Project
3 9 (4.21%) MS Excel
4 7 (3.27%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.93%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 50 (23.36%) DNS
2 47 (21.96%) DHCP
3 23 (10.75%) SMS
4 17 (7.94%) LAN
4 17 (7.94%) Wi-Fi
5 16 (7.48%) 3G
6 13 (6.07%) SAN
7 12 (5.61%) TCP/IP
8 10 (4.67%) WAN
9 8 (3.74%) VPN
9 8 (3.74%) Firewall
10 7 (3.27%) Wireless
11 3 (1.40%) IP Telephony
11 3 (1.40%) PuTTY
11 3 (1.40%) WLAN
11 3 (1.40%) FTP
11 3 (1.40%) HTTP
12 2 (0.93%) Kerberos
12 2 (0.93%) VoIP
12 2 (0.93%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.21%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.87%) QlikView
3 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.47%) OLAP
4 1 (0.47%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.47%) Data Mart
4 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 15 (7.01%) MSI
2 8 (3.74%) Wise Package Studio
3 5 (2.34%) InstallShield
3 5 (2.34%) AdminStudio
4 3 (1.40%) Selenium
4 3 (1.40%) WebDriver
4 3 (1.40%) Toad
4 3 (1.40%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.47%) InstallAnywhere
General
1 7 (3.27%) Finance
2 1 (0.47%) Retail
2 1 (0.47%) Marketing
2 1 (0.47%) German Language
2 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 55 (25.70%) Support Engineer
2 47 (21.96%) Desktop Support
3 38 (17.76%) Desktop Engineer
4 32 (14.95%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 19 (8.88%) Analyst
6 12 (5.61%) Applications Packager
6 12 (5.61%) 3rd Line Support
7 10 (4.67%) Consultant
8 9 (4.21%) 2nd Line Support
8 9 (4.21%) Server Engineer
8 9 (4.21%) Deployment Engineer
9 8 (3.74%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 7 (3.27%) Operations Engineer
10 7 (3.27%) Support Analyst
11 6 (2.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 5 (2.34%) Technical Support
12 5 (2.34%) Architect
13 4 (1.87%) IT Consultant
13 4 (1.87%) Server Support
13 4 (1.87%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.67%) Application Packaging
2 9 (4.21%) Web Services
3 7 (3.27%) .NET
4 6 (2.80%) WSH
5 3 (1.40%) SOAP
6 2 (0.93%) DWR
6 2 (0.93%) jQuery
6 2 (0.93%) Software Packaging
6 2 (0.93%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.47%) CSS
7 1 (0.47%) XSLT
7 1 (0.47%) ODBC
7 1 (0.47%) WPF
7 1 (0.47%) WinForms
7 1 (0.47%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.47%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 41 (19.16%) Blackberry
2 20 (9.35%) Thin Client
2 20 (9.35%) Fat Client
3 7 (3.27%) Smartcard
3 7 (3.27%) Clustering
4 6 (2.80%) Wiki
5 4 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.40%) iPhone
6 3 (1.40%) iPad
7 2 (0.93%) NHS
7 2 (0.93%) Replication
8 1 (0.47%) PKI
8 1 (0.47%) Statistics
8 1 (0.47%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.47%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 95 (44.39%) Windows XP
2 94 (43.93%) Windows 7
3 76 (35.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 72 (33.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 42 (19.63%) Windows Vista
6 15 (7.01%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (4.21%) Linux
7 9 (4.21%) UNIX
8 8 (3.74%) Windows 8
9 7 (3.27%) Windows 2000
10 3 (1.40%) AIX
10 3 (1.40%) HPUX
10 3 (1.40%) Solaris
10 3 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.47%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (17.29%) Software Deployment
2 34 (15.89%) ITIL
3 17 (7.94%) Migration
4 13 (6.07%) TQM
5 9 (4.21%) Release Management
5 9 (4.21%) Change Control
6 8 (3.74%) Project Management
7 7 (3.27%) Service Delivery
8 5 (2.34%) Performance Testing
9 4 (1.87%) Scrum
9 4 (1.87%) Load Balancing
9 4 (1.87%) Software Distribution
10 3 (1.40%) Server Monitoring
10 3 (1.40%) Change Management
10 3 (1.40%) Service Management
10 3 (1.40%) PRINCE2
10 3 (1.40%) ITSM
10 3 (1.40%) Configuration Management
10 3 (1.40%) Validation
11 2 (0.93%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (9.81%) PowerShell
2 17 (7.94%) SQL
3 14 (6.54%) VB
4 9 (4.21%) C
5 3 (1.40%) Perl
5 3 (1.40%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.47%) JCL
6 1 (0.47%) VB6
6 1 (0.47%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.47%) REXX
6 1 (0.47%) SELCOPY
6 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.47%) VBScript
6 1 (0.47%) C#
6 1 (0.47%) Java
6 1 (0.47%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 84 (39.25%) Security Cleared
2 75 (35.05%) SC Cleared
3 22 (10.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (9.81%) MCSE
5 4 (1.87%) Degree
6 3 (1.40%) CCNA
6 3 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.93%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.93%) ISEB
7 2 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.47%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.47%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (15.89%) SLA
2 3 (1.40%) QA
3 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 88 (41.12%) Active Directory
2 51 (23.83%) Microsoft App-V
3 41 (19.16%) XenApp
4 27 (12.62%) XenServer
4 27 (12.62%) VMware Infrastructure
5 25 (11.68%) XenDesktop
6 20 (9.35%) vSphere
7 10 (4.67%) Hyper-V
8 7 (3.27%) VMware ESX
8 7 (3.27%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (2.80%) ISA Server
10 3 (1.40%) Brightmail
11 1 (0.47%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.47%) Xen
Systems Management
1 48 (22.43%) SCCM
2 13 (6.07%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 12 (5.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 9 (4.21%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (1.87%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (1.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (1.40%) Unicenter
6 3 (1.40%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.93%) SCOM
7 2 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.93%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.93%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.93%) PureDisk
8 1 (0.47%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.47%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 103 (48.13%) Citrix
2 89 (41.59%) Microsoft
3 57 (26.64%) VMware
4 46 (21.50%) HP
5 44 (20.56%) AppSense
6 32 (14.95%) CA
7 25 (11.68%) Lumension
8 18 (8.41%) Compaq
8 18 (8.41%) Dell
9 17 (7.94%) IronPort
10 15 (7.01%) Oracle
11 12 (5.61%) Symantec
12 10 (4.67%) F5
13 9 (4.21%) Open Text
13 9 (4.21%) Siebel
13 9 (4.21%) Informatica
14 8 (3.74%) Cisco
15 4 (1.87%) Business Objects
16 3 (1.40%) Lotus
16 3 (1.40%) Red Hat
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