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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 5 8
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 45 51 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 15.00% 12.14% 12.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.18% 63.75% 54.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 24 31
Median daily rate £350 £255 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.25% -11.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £160 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £379 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 8
Median hourly rate £14.57 £35.00 £14.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.38% +139.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £14.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +1.66%
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
68 80 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 22.67% 19.05% 23.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 41 69
Median daily rate £410 £313 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.20% -2.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £167 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £437 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 10
Median hourly rate £14.50 £35.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.57% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £14.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 5 December 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 -2 29 £413 +61.76%
Preston -1 4 £150 -20.00%
Burnley +1 3 £275 - 1
Lytham St Annes -2 2 £420 +11.70% 1
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 44 (55.00%) Microsoft
2 30 (37.50%) ITIL
3 27 (33.75%) Windows Server
4 26 (32.50%) Linux
5 24 (30.00%) Active Directory
5 24 (30.00%) VMware
6 21 (26.25%) Service Management
6 21 (26.25%) Unix
6 21 (26.25%) AIX
6 21 (26.25%) MS Excel
6 21 (26.25%) Windows XP
7 20 (25.00%) SQL
7 20 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (22.50%) MS PowerPoint
9 17 (21.25%) Analytical Skills
10 16 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (20.00%) Oracle
11 15 (18.75%) WebSphere
11 15 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (17.50%) IaaS
12 14 (17.50%) Release Management
12 14 (17.50%) Open Source
12 14 (17.50%) IBM
13 13 (16.25%) SQL Server
13 13 (16.25%) Windows Server 2003
13 13 (16.25%) Data Management
14 12 (15.00%) Security Cleared
14 12 (15.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
15 11 (13.75%) SCOM
15 11 (13.75%) Windows 7

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 15 (18.75%) WebSphere
2 6 (7.50%) IIS
3 5 (6.25%) Apache
4 4 (5.00%) MS Exchange
4 4 (5.00%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (3.75%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.50%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 21 (26.25%) MS Excel
2 18 (22.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (10.00%) MS Office
4 4 (5.00%) MS Visio
5 3 (3.75%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 14 (17.50%) IaaS
2 10 (12.50%) PaaS
2 10 (12.50%) SaaS
3 8 (10.00%) Office 365
4 1 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.50%) LAN
2 7 (8.75%) TCP/IP
2 7 (8.75%) WAN
3 4 (5.00%) DHCP
3 4 (5.00%) FTP
3 4 (5.00%) HTTP
3 4 (5.00%) SAN
3 4 (5.00%) VPN
4 3 (3.75%) VoIP
5 2 (2.50%) DNS
5 2 (2.50%) Firewall
5 2 (2.50%) Softphone
5 2 (2.50%) SSL
5 2 (2.50%) Symposium
6 1 (1.25%) DECT
6 1 (1.25%) Network Security
6 1 (1.25%) Skype
6 1 (1.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.25%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.25%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.50%) DB2
3 2 (2.50%) MySQL
3 2 (2.50%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (7.50%) JIRA
2 5 (6.25%) Visual Studio
3 3 (3.75%) ClearCase
3 3 (3.75%) ClearQuest
4 2 (2.50%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.50%) Rational DOORS
General
1 4 (5.00%) Finance
2 3 (3.75%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.50%) Banking
3 2 (2.50%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (26.25%) Analyst
2 11 (13.75%) Support Analyst
2 11 (13.75%) Support Engineer
3 10 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
4 7 (8.75%) Operations Engineer
5 6 (7.50%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (7.50%) IT Engineer
5 6 (7.50%) Monitoring Engineer
5 6 (7.50%) Operational Support Analyst
5 6 (7.50%) Operations Analyst
5 6 (7.50%) Operations Support Analyst
5 6 (7.50%) Senior Operations Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
6 5 (6.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) Business Analyst
6 5 (6.25%) Developer
6 5 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.50%) Regular Expression
2 5 (6.25%) .NET
2 5 (6.25%) SOAP
3 3 (3.75%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (2.50%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.50%) CSS
4 2 (2.50%) HTML
4 2 (2.50%) XML
5 1 (1.25%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.25%) Ajax
5 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.25%) CSS3
5 1 (1.25%) HTML5
5 1 (1.25%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (1.25%) Node.js
5 1 (1.25%) RESTful
5 1 (1.25%) WCF
5 1 (1.25%) Web Services
5 1 (1.25%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 17 (21.25%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (10.00%) Tandem
3 4 (5.00%) Client/Server
3 4 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.75%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.50%) Replication
5 2 (2.50%) User Experience
6 1 (1.25%) AS400
6 1 (1.25%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.25%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.25%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.25%) iPad
6 1 (1.25%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 27 (33.75%) Windows Server
2 26 (32.50%) Linux
3 21 (26.25%) AIX
3 21 (26.25%) Unix
3 21 (26.25%) Windows XP
4 20 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (16.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (13.75%) Windows 2000
7 11 (13.75%) Windows 7
8 8 (10.00%) Solaris
9 7 (8.75%) HPUX
9 7 (8.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (5.00%) Windows 10
11 1 (1.25%) Android
11 1 (1.25%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.25%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (37.50%) ITIL
2 21 (26.25%) Service Management
3 16 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (17.50%) Open Source
4 14 (17.50%) Release Management
5 13 (16.25%) Data Management
6 12 (15.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 10 (12.50%) DevOps
7 10 (12.50%) ITSM
8 9 (11.25%) Change Management
8 9 (11.25%) PRINCE2
9 8 (10.00%) Data Analysis
9 8 (10.00%) Problem Management
10 7 (8.75%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (7.50%) Capacity Planning
11 6 (7.50%) Incident Management
11 6 (7.50%) Infrastructure Management
11 6 (7.50%) OO
11 6 (7.50%) Project Management
12 5 (6.25%) UML
Programming Languages
1 20 (25.00%) SQL
2 11 (13.75%) Java
3 8 (10.00%) PowerShell
4 6 (7.50%) Bourne shell
4 6 (7.50%) C#
4 6 (7.50%) Korn
4 6 (7.50%) Perl
4 6 (7.50%) VBScript
5 5 (6.25%) Python
6 4 (5.00%) Bash Shell
7 3 (3.75%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.50%) Delphi
9 1 (1.25%) C++
9 1 (1.25%) PHP
9 1 (1.25%) VB
9 1 (1.25%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.25%) VC++
Qualifications
1 12 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (11.25%) SC Cleared
3 7 (8.75%) CCNA
3 7 (8.75%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (8.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (7.50%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (7.50%) MCSE
5 4 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (5.00%) Degree
5 4 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (3.75%) ISEB
7 1 (1.25%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.25%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.25%) SLA
2 3 (3.75%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (3.75%) QA
System Software
1 24 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.25%) vSphere
4 4 (5.00%) Hyper-V
5 3 (3.75%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.50%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (13.75%) SCOM
2 10 (12.50%) SCCM
3 9 (11.25%) Backup Exec
3 9 (11.25%) Netcool
3 9 (11.25%) Tivoli
4 6 (7.50%) HP SiteScope
5 5 (6.25%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (5.00%) Puppet
6 4 (5.00%) WSUS
7 2 (2.50%) NetBackup
7 2 (2.50%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 2 (2.50%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 1 (1.25%) FortiGate
8 1 (1.25%) HP SIM
8 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 44 (55.00%) Microsoft
2 24 (30.00%) VMware
3 16 (20.00%) Oracle
4 14 (17.50%) IBM
5 11 (13.75%) Cisco
6 9 (11.25%) HP
7 8 (10.00%) Symantec
8 7 (8.75%) Intel Security
9 6 (7.50%) CA
9 6 (7.50%) Red Hat
9 6 (7.50%) Veeam
10 4 (5.00%) Canon
10 4 (5.00%) Dell
10 4 (5.00%) SaltStack
11 3 (3.75%) Citrix
11 3 (3.75%) EqualLogic
12 2 (2.50%) Avaya
12 2 (2.50%) Lotus
12 2 (2.50%) Sophos
13 1 (1.25%) Forcepoint