The table below looks at the statistics 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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 1 3
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 71 71 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 17.79% 27.20% 18.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 70.30% 95.95% 74.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 17 24
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£400 £225 £259
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £129 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £380 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 24 13
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% -10.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.23 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.41 £18.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £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
101 74 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 25.31% 28.35% 25.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 17 35
Average daily rate £400 £225 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £140 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £564 £350 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 25 13
Average hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £14.75 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.16 £18.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%

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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +1 20 £321 +43.88% 2
Burnley - 10 £400 - 3
Preston -5 9 - - 3
Chorley - 7 £440 -
Lytham St Annes -1 3 £349 +16.25%
Nelson - - - -
Ormskirk - - - -
Blackburn - - - - 4
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 49 (37.40%) Active Directory
2 43 (32.82%) VMware
3 38 (29.01%) Windows 7
4 36 (27.48%) Citrix
5 33 (25.19%) Linux
6 31 (23.66%) Microsoft
6 31 (23.66%) Security Cleared
6 31 (23.66%) VMware Infrastructure
7 28 (21.37%) Windows Server 2008
8 27 (20.61%) SC Cleared
9 26 (19.85%) SQL
10 24 (18.32%) Migration
11 23 (17.56%) AppSense
12 20 (15.27%) Validation
13 19 (14.50%) XenApp
14 18 (13.74%) Windows Server 2003
15 17 (12.98%) DNS
16 16 (12.21%) Oracle
17 15 (11.45%) MS Exchange
17 15 (11.45%) DHCP
17 15 (11.45%) Finance
18 14 (10.69%) Cisco
18 14 (10.69%) SQL Server
18 14 (10.69%) Web Services
19 13 (9.92%) C
19 13 (9.92%) Windows XP
19 13 (9.92%) Agile Software Development
19 13 (9.92%) Software Testing
19 13 (9.92%) vSphere
19 13 (9.92%) Team Foundation Server

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 15 (11.45%) MS Exchange
2 9 (6.87%) SharePoint
3 8 (6.11%) SAS
4 6 (4.58%) IIS
5 4 (3.05%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (2.29%) Lync
6 3 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.29%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (2.29%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (2.29%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.53%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.76%) Oracle 9iAS
8 1 (0.76%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 7 (5.34%) MS Office
2 4 (3.05%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.76%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.58%) PaaS
2 3 (2.29%) OpenShift
3 2 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (12.98%) DNS
2 15 (11.45%) DHCP
3 10 (7.63%) SMS
4 9 (6.87%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.05%) 3G
5 4 (3.05%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (2.29%) PuTTY
6 3 (2.29%) LAN
6 3 (2.29%) VoIP
6 3 (2.29%) WAN
6 3 (2.29%) FTP
6 3 (2.29%) HTTP
7 2 (1.53%) Internet
7 2 (1.53%) Wireless
7 2 (1.53%) LDAP
7 2 (1.53%) Ethernet
7 2 (1.53%) SAN
7 2 (1.53%) NAS
7 2 (1.53%) VLAN
7 2 (1.53%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.69%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.87%) Relational Database
3 8 (6.11%) RDBMS
4 7 (5.34%) Oracle Database
4 7 (5.34%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (3.05%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.29%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.76%) Big Data
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 13 (9.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (7.63%) Selenium
2 10 (7.63%) Git (software)
2 10 (7.63%) Eclipse
3 3 (2.29%) Toad
3 3 (2.29%) LoadRunner
4 2 (1.53%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (1.53%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.76%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.76%) MSI
5 1 (0.76%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.76%) AdminStudio
General
1 15 (11.45%) Finance
2 6 (4.58%) Back Office
3 2 (1.53%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.76%) Local Government
4 1 (0.76%) Banking
4 1 (0.76%) Billing
4 1 (0.76%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 14 (10.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 14 (10.69%) Support Engineer
2 13 (9.92%) Analyst
3 12 (9.16%) Developer
4 11 (8.40%) Tester
5 10 (7.63%) Consultant
6 9 (6.87%) Cloud Engineer
7 8 (6.11%) Applications Tester
7 8 (6.11%) Desktop Support
8 7 (5.34%) Systems Administrator
8 7 (5.34%) 3rd Line Support
8 7 (5.34%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (5.34%) Administrator
9 6 (4.58%) Architect
10 4 (3.05%) Service Analyst
10 4 (3.05%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 4 (3.05%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 4 (3.05%) Service Desk Analyst
10 4 (3.05%) Desktop Engineer
10 4 (3.05%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.69%) Web Services
2 7 (5.34%) XML
3 6 (4.58%) XML Messaging
4 4 (3.05%) SOAP
5 3 (2.29%) Middleware
6 2 (1.53%) Classic ASP
6 2 (1.53%) .NET
6 2 (1.53%) ODBC
7 1 (0.76%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.76%) CSS
7 1 (0.76%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.87%) NHS
2 7 (5.34%) Data Structures
3 6 (4.58%) Thin Client
3 6 (4.58%) Fat Client
3 6 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.82%) iPad
4 5 (3.82%) Open Source
4 5 (3.82%) Blackberry
5 4 (3.05%) Smartcard
5 4 (3.05%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.29%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.53%) Life Science
7 2 (1.53%) Clustering
7 2 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.76%) Replication
8 1 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.76%) Statistics
8 1 (0.76%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.76%) iPhone
8 1 (0.76%) HP Superdome
Operating Systems
1 38 (29.01%) Windows 7
2 33 (25.19%) Linux
3 28 (21.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (13.74%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (9.92%) Windows XP
6 9 (6.87%) VMS
7 8 (6.11%) UNIX
7 8 (6.11%) Solaris
7 8 (6.11%) Windows 8
8 7 (5.34%) Apple iOS
9 6 (4.58%) Android
10 5 (3.82%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (3.82%) Windows Vista
11 3 (2.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.76%) AIX
12 1 (0.76%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (18.32%) Migration
2 20 (15.27%) Validation
3 13 (9.92%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (9.92%) Software Testing
4 12 (9.16%) ITIL
5 11 (8.40%) Test Scripting
5 11 (8.40%) Software Engineering
6 10 (7.63%) TDD
6 10 (7.63%) V-Model
6 10 (7.63%) Test Planning
6 10 (7.63%) Waterfall
7 9 (6.87%) BDD
8 8 (6.11%) Project Management
9 7 (5.34%) Mobile Device Management
9 7 (5.34%) ETL
9 7 (5.34%) Data Security
10 5 (3.82%) Software Deployment
10 5 (3.82%) Compatibility Testing
11 4 (3.05%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (3.05%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 26 (19.85%) SQL
2 13 (9.92%) C
3 12 (9.16%) Java
4 11 (8.40%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.29%) C#
6 2 (1.53%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.76%) Ruby
7 1 (0.76%) VBScript
7 1 (0.76%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.76%) C++
7 1 (0.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 31 (23.66%) Security Cleared
2 27 (20.61%) SC Cleared
3 12 (9.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 12 (9.16%) ISEB
4 10 (7.63%) HND
5 4 (3.05%) MCSE
5 4 (3.05%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.53%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.76%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.76%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.05%) SLA
2 2 (1.53%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 49 (37.40%) Active Directory
2 31 (23.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (14.50%) XenApp
4 13 (9.92%) vSphere
5 8 (6.11%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (6.11%) Hyper-V
6 5 (3.82%) XenServer
6 5 (3.82%) XenDesktop
7 4 (3.05%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (6.87%) SCCM
2 3 (2.29%) Puppet
2 3 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.29%) Ansible
2 3 (2.29%) Salt
2 3 (2.29%) NetBackup
2 3 (2.29%) Backup Exec
2 3 (2.29%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.29%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.53%) PureDisk
3 2 (1.53%) WMI
3 2 (1.53%) SCDPM
4 1 (0.76%) HP SIM
4 1 (0.76%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.76%) SCOM
4 1 (0.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 43 (32.82%) VMware
2 36 (27.48%) Citrix
3 31 (23.66%) Microsoft
4 23 (17.56%) AppSense
5 16 (12.21%) Oracle
6 14 (10.69%) Cisco
7 11 (8.40%) CheckPoint
8 8 (6.11%) HP
9 7 (5.34%) Business Objects
9 7 (5.34%) Informatica
10 6 (4.58%) Apple
10 6 (4.58%) LANDesk
11 5 (3.82%) McAfee
11 5 (3.82%) Symantec
12 3 (2.29%) IBM
13 2 (1.53%) webMethods
13 2 (1.53%) Compaq
13 2 (1.53%) Dell
13 2 (1.53%) Stellent
14 1 (0.76%) Lumension
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 8 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £381.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Blackpool, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £220 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Blackpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £275 - £325 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago