The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 17 December 2014 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 18 32 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 13.53% 20.51% 26.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 69.23% 82.05% 84.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 1
Average daily rate
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£170 £306 £208
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.48% +47.59%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 17
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -42.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £36.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.63 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -8.59%
Windows
Leicestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Leicester region.

Operating Systems Category
Leicester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
26 39 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 19.55% 25.00% 31.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 5
Average daily rate £360 £300 £201
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +49.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £300 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £335 £228
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 17
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £36.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Leicester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Leicester region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Leicester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Leicester region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Leicester

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Leicester region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in Leicester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Leicester region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Leicester

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester 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 31 (56.36%) Windows 7
2 29 (52.73%) Microsoft
3 26 (47.27%) Active Directory
4 21 (38.18%) Migration
5 15 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (25.45%) MS Office
6 14 (25.45%) PowerShell
7 11 (20.00%) Oracle
7 11 (20.00%) UNIX
8 10 (18.18%) MS Excel
9 9 (16.36%) ITIL
9 9 (16.36%) Windows XP
9 9 (16.36%) LAN
9 9 (16.36%) VBScript
9 9 (16.36%) WAN
9 9 (16.36%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (16.36%) SCCM
9 9 (16.36%) Finance
10 8 (14.55%) VMware
10 8 (14.55%) XenApp
10 8 (14.55%) Citrix
10 8 (14.55%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (14.55%) Remedy
10 8 (14.55%) SQL
10 8 (14.55%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (12.73%) TCP/IP
11 7 (12.73%) XenDesktop
12 6 (10.91%) Retail
12 6 (10.91%) Linux

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester 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 5 (9.09%) SAS
2 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (3.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (3.64%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.82%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (25.45%) MS Office
2 10 (18.18%) MS Excel
3 3 (5.45%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.36%) LAN
1 9 (16.36%) WAN
2 7 (12.73%) TCP/IP
3 5 (9.09%) DNS
4 4 (7.27%) Firewall
4 4 (7.27%) Wireless
4 4 (7.27%) IPsec
4 4 (7.27%) Kerberos
4 4 (7.27%) Internet
4 4 (7.27%) LDAP
4 4 (7.27%) VoIP
5 2 (3.64%) Network Security
5 2 (3.64%) Modbus
6 1 (1.82%) PBX
6 1 (1.82%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.09%) DB2
2 2 (3.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.64%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (3.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (9.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (3.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (16.36%) Finance
2 6 (10.91%) Retail
3 1 (1.82%) Law
Job Titles
1 14 (25.45%) Analyst
2 6 (10.91%) Test Analyst
3 5 (9.09%) Technical Architect
3 5 (9.09%) Architect
3 5 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (7.27%) Active Directory Specialist
4 4 (7.27%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (7.27%) Desktop Support
5 3 (5.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (5.45%) Developer
5 3 (5.45%) 1st Line Support
5 3 (5.45%) Support Specialist
5 3 (5.45%) UAT Analyst
5 3 (5.45%) UAT Test Analyst
5 3 (5.45%) Desktop Technician
5 3 (5.45%) Technical Leader
6 2 (3.64%) 2nd Line Support Technician
6 2 (3.64%) C# Software Developer
6 2 (3.64%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (3.64%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.45%) .NET
2 2 (3.64%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.82%) EDI
3 1 (1.82%) XML
3 1 (1.82%) XSLT
3 1 (1.82%) DHTML
3 1 (1.82%) HTML
3 1 (1.82%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.27%) Fat Client
1 4 (7.27%) PKI
1 4 (7.27%) Smartphone
1 4 (7.27%) Thin Client
2 3 (5.45%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.64%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.82%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.82%) Smartcard
4 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.82%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 31 (56.36%) Windows 7
2 15 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
2 15 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (20.00%) UNIX
4 9 (16.36%) Windows XP
5 8 (14.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (10.91%) Linux
7 2 (3.64%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (3.64%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.82%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (38.18%) Migration
2 9 (16.36%) ITIL
2 9 (16.36%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (9.09%) Incident Management
3 5 (9.09%) IT Governance
4 4 (7.27%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (7.27%) Software Testing
5 3 (5.45%) Software Distribution
5 3 (5.45%) Configuration Management
6 2 (3.64%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.64%) TOGAF
7 1 (1.82%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (1.82%) UML
7 1 (1.82%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 14 (25.45%) PowerShell
2 9 (16.36%) VBScript
3 8 (14.55%) SQL
4 3 (5.45%) C#
5 2 (3.64%) VB
6 1 (1.82%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (14.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (9.09%) MCSE
2 5 (9.09%) Degree
3 4 (7.27%) ISEB
3 4 (7.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.82%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.09%) ISO 9001
2 3 (5.45%) TickIT
3 2 (3.64%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (47.27%) Active Directory
2 8 (14.55%) XenApp
3 7 (12.73%) XenDesktop
4 2 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.82%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.82%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (16.36%) SCCM
2 1 (1.82%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.82%) Control-M
2 1 (1.82%) SCOM
2 1 (1.82%) WSUS
2 1 (1.82%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 29 (52.73%) Microsoft
2 11 (20.00%) Oracle
3 8 (14.55%) VMware
3 8 (14.55%) Citrix
3 8 (14.55%) Remedy
4 5 (9.09%) Cisco
5 4 (7.27%) HP
6 2 (3.64%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.64%) Siemens
7 1 (1.82%) IBM
7 1 (1.82%) Sophos