The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Leicester region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 15 11
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 41 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 24.40% 9.01% 11.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 78.85% 55.56% 58.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 1
Average daily rate
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£300 £245 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.44% -10.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 3 10
Average hourly rate £20.00 £11.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -72.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £12.20 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Leicester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
52 18 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 30.95% 16.22% 19.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 8
Average daily rate £300 £255 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £100 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £310 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 4 11
Average hourly rate £15.50 £11.75 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.91% -73.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £26.45 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows
Leicestershire

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 31 July 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 31 July 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Leicester

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 44 (52.38%) Microsoft
1 44 (52.38%) Windows 7
2 35 (41.67%) Active Directory
3 31 (36.90%) Windows XP
4 29 (34.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (26.19%) MS Office
5 22 (26.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (23.81%) Citrix
7 19 (22.62%) Migration
8 18 (21.43%) SQL
9 17 (20.24%) MS Excel
10 16 (19.05%) ITIL
11 15 (17.86%) VMware
12 14 (16.67%) Oracle
12 14 (16.67%) XenApp
13 13 (15.48%) SQL Server
13 13 (15.48%) UNIX
14 12 (14.29%) Linux
15 11 (13.10%) C#
15 11 (13.10%) User Acceptance Testing
16 10 (11.90%) SCCM
16 10 (11.90%) XenDesktop
16 10 (11.90%) .NET
16 10 (11.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 10 (11.90%) LAN
17 9 (10.71%) WAN
17 9 (10.71%) Lync
17 9 (10.71%) Degree
18 8 (9.52%) Fat Client
18 8 (9.52%) Office 365

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 9 (10.71%) Lync
2 7 (8.33%) IIS
3 5 (5.95%) MS Exchange
4 4 (4.76%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.19%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.19%) SAS
6 1 (1.19%) Site Server
6 1 (1.19%) WebLogic
Applications
1 22 (26.19%) MS Office
2 17 (20.24%) MS Excel
3 7 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.57%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.19%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.90%) LAN
2 9 (10.71%) WAN
3 6 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 6 (7.14%) Wireless
4 3 (3.57%) DNS
4 3 (3.57%) VoIP
5 2 (2.38%) DHCP
5 2 (2.38%) FTP
5 2 (2.38%) SAN
5 2 (2.38%) Firewall
5 2 (2.38%) Modbus
6 1 (1.19%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (1.19%) IPsec
6 1 (1.19%) PABX
6 1 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.19%) Internet
6 1 (1.19%) Kerberos
6 1 (1.19%) WLAN
6 1 (1.19%) VPN
6 1 (1.19%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.48%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.38%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.19%) DB2
Development Applications
1 10 (11.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (7.14%) NUnit
2 6 (7.14%) Moq
3 2 (2.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (3.57%) Finance
2 2 (2.38%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (27.38%) Analyst
2 11 (13.10%) Test Analyst
2 11 (13.10%) 2nd Line Support
3 10 (11.90%) Developer
4 9 (10.71%) Support Engineer
4 9 (10.71%) C# Developer
5 6 (7.14%) Support Analyst
5 6 (7.14%) UAT Analyst
5 6 (7.14%) .NET Developer
5 6 (7.14%) UAT Test Analyst
5 6 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (5.95%) Desktop Support
7 4 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) IT Support
7 4 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (3.57%) Citrix Administrator
8 3 (3.57%) Desktop Technician
8 3 (3.57%) Wintel Administrator
8 3 (3.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.90%) .NET
2 6 (7.14%) ASP.NET
2 6 (7.14%) NHibernate
2 6 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
2 6 (7.14%) StructureMap
3 3 (3.57%) Application Packaging
4 2 (2.38%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.19%) DHTML
5 1 (1.19%) HTML
5 1 (1.19%) XML
5 1 (1.19%) XSLT
5 1 (1.19%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.52%) Thin Client
1 8 (9.52%) Fat Client
2 6 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 6 (7.14%) Inversion of Control
3 3 (3.57%) Smartphone
4 2 (2.38%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.19%) PKI
5 1 (1.19%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.19%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.19%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 44 (52.38%) Windows 7
2 31 (36.90%) Windows XP
3 29 (34.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (26.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (15.48%) UNIX
6 12 (14.29%) Linux
7 6 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (4.76%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.38%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (2.38%) Windows 2000
9 2 (2.38%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.19%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.19%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.62%) Migration
2 16 (19.05%) ITIL
3 11 (13.10%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (9.52%) Configuration Management
5 7 (8.33%) Software Testing
6 6 (7.14%) Scrum
6 6 (7.14%) MVC
7 4 (4.76%) Service Delivery
8 3 (3.57%) ITSM
8 3 (3.57%) Asset Management
8 3 (3.57%) Incident Management
9 2 (2.38%) UML
9 2 (2.38%) Root Cause Analysis
10 1 (1.19%) Performance Tuning
10 1 (1.19%) Performance Monitoring
10 1 (1.19%) ERP
10 1 (1.19%) Project Management
10 1 (1.19%) Change Management
10 1 (1.19%) Disaster Recovery
10 1 (1.19%) IT Governance
Programming Languages
1 18 (21.43%) SQL
2 11 (13.10%) C#
3 7 (8.33%) PowerShell
4 3 (3.57%) VBScript
5 2 (2.38%) VB
6 1 (1.19%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.19%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (10.71%) Degree
2 7 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (8.33%) ISEB
3 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.38%) MCSE
5 1 (1.19%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.52%) ISO 9001
2 6 (7.14%) SLA
2 6 (7.14%) TickIT
3 2 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 35 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 14 (16.67%) XenApp
3 10 (11.90%) XenDesktop
4 4 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (3.57%) VMware ESX
6 2 (2.38%) XenServer
7 1 (1.19%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (1.19%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (11.90%) SCCM
2 3 (3.57%) SCOM
3 1 (1.19%) Data Guard
3 1 (1.19%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 1 (1.19%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.19%) WSUS
Vendors
1 44 (52.38%) Microsoft
2 20 (23.81%) Citrix
3 15 (17.86%) VMware
4 14 (16.67%) Oracle
5 6 (7.14%) Remedy
6 4 (4.76%) Cisco
7 3 (3.57%) Kaspersky
8 2 (2.38%) IBM
8 2 (2.38%) Siemens
8 2 (2.38%) HP
9 1 (1.19%) Dell
9 1 (1.19%) EMC
9 1 (1.19%) JD Edwards
9 1 (1.19%) Sophos
9 1 (1.19%) Northgate