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 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 7 2
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 49 18 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 29.88% 12.86% 24.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 89.09% 52.94% 91.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 8
Average daily rate £293 £325 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £137 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £400 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £295
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 15
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.40 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.05 £26.00 £29.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.69%
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
55 34 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 33.54% 24.29% 27.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 23 12
Average daily rate £293 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.42% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £144 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £307
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +9.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 15
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £11.75 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Leicester

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 45 (59.21%) .NET
2 40 (52.63%) SQL Server
3 34 (44.74%) Microsoft
4 33 (43.42%) C#
5 31 (40.79%) SQL
6 30 (39.47%) Windows Server
7 29 (38.16%) TCP/IP
8 28 (36.84%) Oracle
9 26 (34.21%) Visual Studio
9 26 (34.21%) High Availability
10 25 (32.89%) .NET Framework
11 24 (31.58%) Siemens
11 24 (31.58%) Modbus
11 24 (31.58%) Relational Database
12 18 (23.68%) Windows 10
13 17 (22.37%) AngularJS
13 17 (22.37%) RESTful
14 16 (21.05%) HTML5
14 16 (21.05%) Active Directory
14 16 (21.05%) HTML
15 15 (19.74%) Node.js
16 13 (17.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 13 (17.11%) Windows Phone
17 12 (15.79%) ASP.NET Web API
18 10 (13.16%) MongoDB
18 10 (13.16%) CouchDB
18 10 (13.16%) SAML
19 9 (11.84%) Logistics
20 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2008
20 7 (9.21%) Entity Framework

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 15 (19.74%) Node.js
2 6 (7.89%) MS Exchange
3 5 (6.58%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (5.26%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.63%) IBM Notes
5 2 (2.63%) IIS
5 2 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.95%) MS Office
3 2 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.32%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 29 (38.16%) TCP/IP
2 24 (31.58%) Modbus
3 6 (7.89%) DNS
3 6 (7.89%) Firewall
4 5 (6.58%) LAN
5 4 (5.26%) WAN
6 3 (3.95%) DHCP
6 3 (3.95%) SAN
6 3 (3.95%) Wireless
7 2 (2.63%) IPv4
7 2 (2.63%) PBX
7 2 (2.63%) VLAN
8 1 (1.32%) Bluetooth
8 1 (1.32%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.32%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (52.63%) SQL Server
2 24 (31.58%) Relational Database
3 10 (13.16%) CouchDB
3 10 (13.16%) MongoDB
4 5 (6.58%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.32%) Adabas
6 1 (1.32%) DB2
6 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.32%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 26 (34.21%) Visual Studio
2 6 (7.89%) Git (software)
2 6 (7.89%) git-flow
3 1 (1.32%) Bower
3 1 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (7.89%) Manufacturing
2 3 (3.95%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.63%) Banking
4 1 (1.32%) Finance
4 1 (1.32%) French Language
4 1 (1.32%) German Language
4 1 (1.32%) Italian Language
4 1 (1.32%) Retail
4 1 (1.32%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 46 (60.53%) Developer
2 25 (32.89%) C# Developer
3 24 (31.58%) .NET Developer
4 20 (26.32%) C# .NET Developer
5 14 (18.42%) Applications Developer
6 7 (9.21%) Oracle Developer
6 7 (9.21%) Support Engineer
7 6 (7.89%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (6.58%) Desktop Support
9 4 (5.26%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 4 (5.26%) IT Support
10 3 (3.95%) Analyst
10 3 (3.95%) Migration Engineer
10 3 (3.95%) Systems Engineer
11 2 (2.63%) C++ Developer
11 2 (2.63%) Field Engineer
11 2 (2.63%) Field Support Engineer
11 2 (2.63%) Lead Developer
11 2 (2.63%) Systems Support Engineer
11 2 (2.63%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (59.21%) .NET
2 25 (32.89%) .NET Framework
3 17 (22.37%) AngularJS
3 17 (22.37%) RESTful
4 16 (21.05%) HTML
4 16 (21.05%) HTML5
5 13 (17.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 12 (15.79%) ASP.NET Web API
7 10 (13.16%) SAML
8 7 (9.21%) Entity Framework
9 6 (7.89%) LINQ
9 6 (7.89%) Sass
10 5 (6.58%) Akka
10 5 (6.58%) Play Framework
11 2 (2.63%) QML
11 2 (2.63%) Qt
11 2 (2.63%) REST
11 2 (2.63%) Velocity
12 1 (1.32%) Middleware
12 1 (1.32%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.89%) Blackberry
2 5 (6.58%) Life Science
3 4 (5.26%) Mainframe
4 3 (3.95%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.63%) Replication
6 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.32%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.32%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.32%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.32%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 30 (39.47%) Windows Server
2 18 (23.68%) Windows 10
3 13 (17.11%) Windows Phone
4 7 (9.21%) Linux
4 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (7.89%) Windows XP
6 5 (6.58%) Unix
6 5 (6.58%) Windows 7
6 5 (6.58%) Windows 8
7 3 (3.95%) Android
7 3 (3.95%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (2.63%) MVS
8 2 (2.63%) Windows NT
9 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.32%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (34.21%) High Availability
2 9 (11.84%) Logistics
3 7 (9.21%) ITIL
4 6 (7.89%) Responsive Web Design
5 5 (6.58%) Scrum
6 4 (5.26%) Migration
7 3 (3.95%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (3.95%) Configuration Management
7 3 (3.95%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (3.95%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (2.63%) Change Management
8 2 (2.63%) Functional Testing
8 2 (2.63%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (2.63%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (2.63%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (2.63%) Software Licensing
8 2 (2.63%) User Stories
8 2 (2.63%) Web Filtering
8 2 (2.63%) WFM
9 1 (1.32%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (43.42%) C#
2 31 (40.79%) SQL
3 7 (9.21%) C++
4 6 (7.89%) JavaScript
5 5 (6.58%) ECMAScript
5 5 (6.58%) Scala
5 5 (6.58%) TypeScript
6 2 (2.63%) Java
7 1 (1.32%) JCL
7 1 (1.32%) NATURAL
7 1 (1.32%) PHP
7 1 (1.32%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (1.32%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.58%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.63%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.63%) SLA
2 2 (2.63%) TickIT
System Software
1 16 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.32%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.32%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (2.63%) Control-M
2 1 (1.32%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.32%) MAINVIEW
2 1 (1.32%) SCCM
2 1 (1.32%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 34 (44.74%) Microsoft
2 28 (36.84%) Oracle
3 24 (31.58%) Siemens
4 5 (6.58%) VMware
5 2 (2.63%) Lotus
5 2 (2.63%) Remedy
6 1 (1.32%) Cisco
6 1 (1.32%) Dell
6 1 (1.32%) EMC
6 1 (1.32%) HP
6 1 (1.32%) IBM
6 1 (1.32%) NetApp
6 1 (1.32%) Nokia
6 1 (1.32%) Sun
6 1 (1.32%) Xamarin
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