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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 8 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 49 53 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 12.19% 12.33% 21.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.84% 56.99% 91.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 31 11
Average daily rate £300 £400 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +66.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £270 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 7 19
Average hourly rate £37.00 £22.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.18% +46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.40 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.90 £34.32 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -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
123 93 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 30.60% 21.63% 23.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 58 11
Average daily rate £375 £375 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +74.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £279 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 7 20
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +37.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 12 February 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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(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
Preston +10 17 £300 -14.28% 2
Blackpool -10 11 £276 -34.22% 1
Chorley +1 7 £414 -5.90% 2
Lancaster - 3 £319 -
Burnley +12 1 - - 1
Skelmersdale -3 1 £170 - 3
Blackburn - 1 - - 3
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 63 (54.31%) Active Directory
2 56 (48.28%) VMware
3 51 (43.97%) Windows Server
4 36 (31.03%) Microsoft
5 30 (25.86%) MS Exchange
6 29 (25.00%) ITIL
6 29 (25.00%) DNS
7 28 (24.14%) DHCP
7 28 (24.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 27 (23.28%) VMware Infrastructure
8 27 (23.28%) Citrix
9 25 (21.55%) Windows 7
10 24 (20.69%) Security Cleared
10 24 (20.69%) Oracle
11 23 (19.83%) Visual Studio
12 22 (18.97%) C#
12 22 (18.97%) PowerShell
13 21 (18.10%) Unix
14 20 (17.24%) SC Cleared
14 20 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2010
15 19 (16.38%) SQL Server
16 18 (15.52%) Linux
16 18 (15.52%) MS Excel
16 18 (15.52%) XenServer
17 17 (14.66%) XenApp
17 17 (14.66%) Windows Server 2012
17 17 (14.66%) SharePoint
17 17 (14.66%) .NET
17 17 (14.66%) SQL
17 17 (14.66%) HP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 30 (25.86%) MS Exchange
2 20 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (14.66%) SharePoint
4 15 (12.93%) Skype for Business
5 9 (7.76%) SharePoint 2010
6 8 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (6.03%) Apache
8 6 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (5.17%) IIS
9 4 (3.45%) WebSphere
10 3 (2.59%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (1.72%) Confluence
11 2 (1.72%) Node.js
11 2 (1.72%) Sonic ESB
12 1 (0.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.86%) Moodle
12 1 (0.86%) SAS
12 1 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 18 (15.52%) MS Excel
2 16 (13.79%) MS Office
3 2 (1.72%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.86%) Doxygen
4 1 (0.86%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.31%) Office 365
2 1 (0.86%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 29 (25.00%) DNS
2 28 (24.14%) DHCP
3 12 (10.34%) Firewall
4 9 (7.76%) LAN
4 9 (7.76%) SMS
4 9 (7.76%) VoIP
4 9 (7.76%) WAN
5 8 (6.90%) HTTP
5 8 (6.90%) Internet
6 6 (5.17%) SMTP
6 6 (5.17%) TCP/IP
7 5 (4.31%) Wireless
8 4 (3.45%) SAN
9 3 (2.59%) FTP
10 2 (1.72%) 3G
10 2 (1.72%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (1.72%) SNMP
11 1 (0.86%) Intranet
11 1 (0.86%) Skype
11 1 (0.86%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (16.38%) SQL Server
2 14 (12.07%) Oracle Database
3 9 (7.76%) RDBMS
3 9 (7.76%) Relational Database
4 6 (5.17%) MySQL
4 6 (5.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (4.31%) MongoDB
5 5 (4.31%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (4.31%) SQLite
6 4 (3.45%) DB2
7 2 (1.72%) Big Data
7 2 (1.72%) SQLPlus
8 1 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.86%) BusinessObjects XI
8 1 (0.86%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 23 (19.83%) Visual Studio
2 13 (11.21%) Rational DOORS
3 9 (7.76%) ClearCase
4 8 (6.90%) Jenkins
5 7 (6.03%) Git (software)
6 6 (5.17%) Eclipse
6 6 (5.17%) JUnit
6 6 (5.17%) NUnit
6 6 (5.17%) PHPUnit
7 5 (4.31%) Subversion
7 5 (4.31%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (3.45%) ClearQuest
8 4 (3.45%) VectorCAST
9 3 (2.59%) JIRA
9 3 (2.59%) Rational Robot
10 2 (1.72%) HP UFT
10 2 (1.72%) JMeter
10 2 (1.72%) LoadRunner
10 2 (1.72%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (1.72%) Selenium
General
1 7 (6.03%) Manufacturing
2 6 (5.17%) Finance
3 3 (2.59%) Military
4 1 (0.86%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.86%) Marketing
4 1 (0.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (18.97%) Support Engineer
2 17 (14.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 16 (13.79%) Analyst
4 15 (12.93%) Developer
5 13 (11.21%) Systems Engineer
6 12 (10.34%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (6.03%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 7 (6.03%) Desktop Engineer
7 7 (6.03%) IT Support
7 7 (6.03%) Software Developer
8 6 (5.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (4.31%) Architect
9 5 (4.31%) Desktop Support
9 5 (4.31%) Digital Developer
9 5 (4.31%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (4.31%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 5 (4.31%) Server Engineer
10 4 (3.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 4 (3.45%) Network Specialist
10 4 (3.45%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (14.66%) .NET
2 8 (6.90%) ASP.NET
2 8 (6.90%) HTML
2 8 (6.90%) XML
3 7 (6.03%) jQuery
3 7 (6.03%) Web Services
4 6 (5.17%) CAML
4 6 (5.17%) CSS
4 6 (5.17%) LAMP
5 5 (4.31%) Django
5 5 (4.31%) LAPP Stack
5 5 (4.31%) Ruby on Rails
5 5 (4.31%) WinForms
5 5 (4.31%) WPF
6 4 (3.45%) .NET Framework
7 3 (2.59%) HTML5
7 3 (2.59%) Middleware
7 3 (2.59%) SOAP
7 3 (2.59%) XSD
7 3 (2.59%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.62%) Management Information System
3 8 (6.90%) Data Centre
4 6 (5.17%) Clustering
5 5 (4.31%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.59%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.72%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.72%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.72%) iPad
7 2 (1.72%) iPhone
7 2 (1.72%) Life Science
7 2 (1.72%) PKI
7 2 (1.72%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.72%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.86%) Informatics
8 1 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.86%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 51 (43.97%) Windows Server
2 28 (24.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (21.55%) Windows 7
4 21 (18.10%) Unix
5 18 (15.52%) Linux
6 17 (14.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (11.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (7.76%) Windows 8
9 8 (6.90%) Mac OS X
9 8 (6.90%) Windows XP
10 3 (2.59%) Solaris
11 2 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.72%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 2 (1.72%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.86%) AIX
12 1 (0.86%) HPUX
12 1 (0.86%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (25.00%) ITIL
2 13 (11.21%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (10.34%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 9 (7.76%) Software Engineering
4 9 (7.76%) UML
5 7 (6.03%) Automated Testing
5 7 (6.03%) TDD
6 6 (5.17%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (5.17%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (5.17%) Kalman Filter
6 6 (5.17%) OO
7 5 (4.31%) Data Protection
7 5 (4.31%) Integration Testing
7 5 (4.31%) Migration
7 5 (4.31%) Programme Management
7 5 (4.31%) Project Management
7 5 (4.31%) Requirements Analysis
7 5 (4.31%) Requirements Management
7 5 (4.31%) Responsive Web Design
7 5 (4.31%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 22 (18.97%) C#
1 22 (18.97%) PowerShell
2 17 (14.66%) SQL
3 12 (10.34%) C++
4 9 (7.76%) JavaScript
4 9 (7.76%) VB
4 9 (7.76%) VB.NET
5 7 (6.03%) Java
5 7 (6.03%) Python
5 7 (6.03%) VBScript
6 6 (5.17%) FQL
7 5 (4.31%) C
7 5 (4.31%) PHP
7 5 (4.31%) Ruby
7 5 (4.31%) VBA
7 5 (4.31%) VC++
8 4 (3.45%) Ada
9 3 (2.59%) Perl
9 3 (2.59%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.72%) VB6
Qualifications
1 24 (20.69%) Security Cleared
2 20 (17.24%) SC Cleared
3 10 (8.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (7.76%) Degree
5 8 (6.90%) MCSE
6 3 (2.59%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.72%) CCNA
7 2 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.72%) HND
7 2 (1.72%) MCP
7 2 (1.72%) MCSA
7 2 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.86%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.86%) CCNP
8 1 (0.86%) MCITP
8 1 (0.86%) VCP4
8 1 (0.86%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 63 (54.31%) Active Directory
2 27 (23.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (15.52%) XenServer
4 17 (14.66%) XenApp
5 16 (13.79%) XenDesktop
6 15 (12.93%) Microsoft App-V
7 10 (8.62%) Hyper-V
8 8 (6.90%) vSphere
9 6 (5.17%) BitLocker
10 5 (4.31%) Brightmail
10 5 (4.31%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.86%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.86%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (5.17%) SCCM
1 6 (5.17%) WSUS
2 5 (4.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (2.59%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.86%) Puppet
4 1 (0.86%) SCSM
Vendors
1 56 (48.28%) VMware
2 36 (31.03%) Microsoft
3 27 (23.28%) Citrix
4 24 (20.69%) Oracle
5 17 (14.66%) HP
6 15 (12.93%) AppSense
7 10 (8.62%) IBM
8 9 (7.76%) ThinPrint
9 8 (6.90%) Dell
10 7 (6.03%) Cisco
10 7 (6.03%) Compaq
11 6 (5.17%) Symantec
12 5 (4.31%) Intel Security
12 5 (4.31%) IronPort
12 5 (4.31%) Veritas
13 3 (2.59%) Lumension
13 3 (2.59%) NetApp
13 3 (2.59%) Stellent
14 2 (1.72%) Altiris
14 2 (1.72%) Cognizant
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