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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 11 10 1
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows 35 59 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 10.74% 13.02% 25.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.25% 48.36% 80.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 34 58
Median daily rate £225 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.71% +8.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £96 £205 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £422 £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £301
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 14
Median hourly rate £16.00 £40.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +116.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £13.80 £13.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
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
112 122 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 34.36% 26.93% 31.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 80 71
Median daily rate £375 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £210 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £568 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 15
Median hourly rate £16.00 £22.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +7.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £12.00 £13.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £27.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +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 24 August 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 August 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 August 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
Preston +11 11 £106 -70.68% 3
Skelmersdale - 9 £250 - 2
Blackpool -4 5 - -
Burnley - 2 £300 -
Clitheroe - 2 - -
Lytham St Annes -10 1 - -
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 33 (41.25%) Oracle
2 28 (35.00%) VMware
3 26 (32.50%) Windows Server
4 23 (28.75%) Active Directory
5 20 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 19 (23.75%) Unix
7 17 (21.25%) Linux
7 17 (21.25%) Finance
7 17 (21.25%) Windows 7
8 14 (17.50%) SQL Server
9 13 (16.25%) OO
9 13 (16.25%) Apache
10 12 (15.00%) UML
10 12 (15.00%) Java
10 12 (15.00%) MS Excel
10 12 (15.00%) Security Cleared
10 12 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 12 (15.00%) JIRA
10 12 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (13.75%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (13.75%) MS Exchange
11 11 (13.75%) IBM
11 11 (13.75%) SQL
12 10 (12.50%) MS Office
12 10 (12.50%) TCP/IP
12 10 (12.50%) Python
12 10 (12.50%) Project Management
12 10 (12.50%) Bash Shell
12 10 (12.50%) Puppet
12 10 (12.50%) Business Analysis

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 13 (16.25%) Apache
2 11 (13.75%) MS Exchange
3 6 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (7.50%) Skype for Business
3 6 (7.50%) WebSphere
3 6 (7.50%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (3.75%) IBM Notes
5 3 (3.75%) IIS
5 3 (3.75%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.50%) FileNet
6 2 (2.50%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 10 (12.50%) MS Office
3 3 (3.75%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (3.75%) MS Project
4 1 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.50%) IaaS
2 8 (10.00%) Office 365
3 7 (8.75%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.25%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 8 (10.00%) DNS
2 8 (10.00%) Firewall
2 8 (10.00%) HTTP
2 8 (10.00%) LAN
3 7 (8.75%) FTP
4 6 (7.50%) DHCP
4 6 (7.50%) Skype
4 6 (7.50%) WAN
5 4 (5.00%) SSL
6 2 (2.50%) HTTPS
6 2 (2.50%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (1.25%) DECT
7 1 (1.25%) Internet
7 1 (1.25%) Network Security
7 1 (1.25%) VLAN
7 1 (1.25%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.50%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 5 (6.25%) DB2
4 4 (5.00%) Oracle Database
4 4 (5.00%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.25%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 12 (15.00%) JIRA
2 6 (7.50%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (5.00%) ClearCase
3 4 (5.00%) ClearQuest
3 4 (5.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.50%) Jenkins
General
1 17 (21.25%) Finance
2 4 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.75%) Banking
4 2 (2.50%) Retail
5 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (32.50%) Analyst
2 10 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 8 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
4 7 (8.75%) 1st Line Support
4 7 (8.75%) Senior Analyst
4 7 (8.75%) Senior Business Analyst
4 7 (8.75%) Technical Analyst
4 7 (8.75%) Technical Business Analyst
5 6 (7.50%) Architect
5 6 (7.50%) OAT Analyst
5 6 (7.50%) OAT Test Analyst
5 6 (7.50%) Support Analyst
5 6 (7.50%) Support Engineer
5 6 (7.50%) Test Analyst
6 5 (6.25%) Developer
6 5 (6.25%) Service Analyst
6 5 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (6.25%) Team Leader
7 4 (5.00%) Desktop Support
7 4 (5.00%) Development Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.00%) SOAP
2 6 (7.50%) .NET
3 4 (5.00%) XML
4 3 (3.75%) Web Services
4 3 (3.75%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (2.50%) CSS
5 2 (2.50%) HTML
6 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.25%) CSS3
6 1 (1.25%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.25%) HTML5
6 1 (1.25%) jQuery
6 1 (1.25%) Node.js
6 1 (1.25%) Spring
6 1 (1.25%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.50%) Mainframe
3 5 (6.25%) Clustering
3 5 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.75%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.75%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.75%) PKI
4 3 (3.75%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.50%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.50%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.50%) Replication
5 2 (2.50%) Smart Meter
5 2 (2.50%) Tandem
6 1 (1.25%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.25%) iPad
6 1 (1.25%) Life Science
6 1 (1.25%) Smart Energy
6 1 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 26 (32.50%) Windows Server
2 19 (23.75%) Unix
3 17 (21.25%) Linux
3 17 (21.25%) Windows 7
4 12 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (13.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (7.50%) Windows XP
7 5 (6.25%) AIX
7 5 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (3.75%) HPUX
8 3 (3.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (3.75%) Solaris
9 2 (2.50%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.25%) Android
10 1 (1.25%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.25%) OO
2 12 (15.00%) UML
3 10 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (12.50%) Business Analysis
3 10 (12.50%) Project Management
4 9 (11.25%) Agile Project Management
4 9 (11.25%) OOA/OOD
4 9 (11.25%) Open Source
4 9 (11.25%) Service Design
4 9 (11.25%) Use Case
4 9 (11.25%) Waterfall
5 8 (10.00%) ITIL
5 8 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 7 (8.75%) Migration
6 7 (8.75%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 7 (8.75%) Validation
7 6 (7.50%) Data Analysis
7 6 (7.50%) Non-Functional Testing
7 6 (7.50%) SEO
8 5 (6.25%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.00%) Java
2 11 (13.75%) SQL
3 10 (12.50%) Bash Shell
3 10 (12.50%) Python
4 7 (8.75%) C#
5 4 (5.00%) C++
5 4 (5.00%) VB
5 4 (5.00%) VC++
6 3 (3.75%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.75%) VB.NET
7 2 (2.50%) JCL
7 2 (2.50%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.50%) VB6
8 1 (1.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.75%) Degree
3 3 (3.75%) ISEB
4 2 (2.50%) CCNA
4 2 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.50%) MCSE
4 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.25%) MCP
5 1 (1.25%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.75%) SLA
2 2 (2.50%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.50%) QA
3 1 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.25%) ISO27005
System Software
1 23 (28.75%) Active Directory
2 12 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (10.00%) Hyper-V
4 4 (5.00%) VMware ESX
5 3 (3.75%) XenApp
6 2 (2.50%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (2.50%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.25%) Firmware
7 1 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
1 10 (12.50%) Puppet
2 9 (11.25%) SCCM
3 7 (8.75%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (7.50%) WSUS
5 4 (5.00%) Backup Exec
6 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (2.50%) Netcool
7 2 (2.50%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 2 (2.50%) Tivoli
7 2 (2.50%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 2 (2.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (1.25%) FortiGate
8 1 (1.25%) HP SIM
8 1 (1.25%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 33 (41.25%) Oracle
2 28 (35.00%) VMware
3 20 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (13.75%) IBM
5 10 (12.50%) SaltStack
6 8 (10.00%) Citrix
7 6 (7.50%) HP
8 5 (6.25%) Cisco
9 4 (5.00%) Symantec
10 3 (3.75%) EMC
10 3 (3.75%) Lotus
10 3 (3.75%) Veeam
10 3 (3.75%) Veritas
11 2 (2.50%) CheckPoint
11 2 (2.50%) Genesys
11 2 (2.50%) Informatica
11 2 (2.50%) Intel Security
11 2 (2.50%) Palo Alto
11 2 (2.50%) Sophos
11 2 (2.50%) Wyse
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