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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 3 6
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 40 35 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 26.32% 21.34% 13.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 93.02% 79.55% 78.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 4
Average daily rate
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£280 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £370 £322
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 7
Average hourly rate £12.00 £14.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £11.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £28.00 £13.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -6.45%
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
43 44 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 28.29% 26.83% 17.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 18 8
Average daily rate £275 £300 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £215 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £420 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 7
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £30.00 £13.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%

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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Leicester

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 36 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 31 (38.75%) SQL Server
3 22 (27.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (23.75%) Active Directory
5 17 (21.25%) SQL
6 16 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (17.50%) Migration
9 13 (16.25%) MS Excel
10 12 (15.00%) Windows XP
11 11 (13.75%) C#
12 10 (12.50%) SAN
12 10 (12.50%) NetApp
12 10 (12.50%) HP
12 10 (12.50%) Clustering
12 10 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
12 10 (12.50%) RESTful
13 9 (11.25%) Windows 7
13 9 (11.25%) Qt
13 9 (11.25%) ZigBee
13 9 (11.25%) Bluetooth
13 9 (11.25%) C++
13 9 (11.25%) PBX
14 8 (10.00%) VoIP
14 8 (10.00%) DNS
15 7 (8.75%) LAN
15 7 (8.75%) WAN
15 7 (8.75%) MS Office
16 6 (7.50%) CSS
16 6 (7.50%) CTI

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 (6.25%) MS Exchange
1 5 (6.25%) IIS
1 5 (6.25%) IBM Notes
2 4 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (3.75%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (3.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (2.50%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.25%) Lync
Applications
1 13 (16.25%) MS Excel
2 7 (8.75%) MS Office
3 5 (6.25%) Doxygen
4 2 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.75%) Office 365
2 1 (1.25%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.50%) SAN
2 9 (11.25%) ZigBee
2 9 (11.25%) PBX
2 9 (11.25%) Bluetooth
3 8 (10.00%) DNS
3 8 (10.00%) VoIP
4 7 (8.75%) WAN
4 7 (8.75%) LAN
5 6 (7.50%) CTI
6 5 (6.25%) TCP/IP
7 4 (5.00%) Firewall
7 4 (5.00%) DHCP
8 1 (1.25%) IPv4
8 1 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.25%) VLAN
8 1 (1.25%) NAS
8 1 (1.25%) Intranet
8 1 (1.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (38.75%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.25%) SQLite
3 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.50%) MSTest
2 2 (2.50%) Cucumber
2 2 (2.50%) Subversion
General
1 4 (5.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.75%) Finance
3 2 (2.50%) Back Office
4 1 (1.25%) Law
4 1 (1.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (25.00%) Developer
2 8 (10.00%) Analyst
3 7 (8.75%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (7.50%) Desktop Support
4 6 (7.50%) Systems Engineer
4 6 (7.50%) Storage Specialist
4 6 (7.50%) Server Specialist
5 5 (6.25%) Senior VoIP Engineer
5 5 (6.25%) VoIP Engineer
5 5 (6.25%) C++ Developer
6 4 (5.00%) DBA
6 4 (5.00%) Support Analyst
6 4 (5.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 4 (5.00%) Qt Developer
7 3 (3.75%) Automated Test Developer
7 3 (3.75%) Technical Support
7 3 (3.75%) Applications Developer
7 3 (3.75%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (3.75%) Support Engineer
7 3 (3.75%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.50%) RESTful
2 9 (11.25%) Qt
3 6 (7.50%) QML
3 6 (7.50%) CSS
4 5 (6.25%) HTML
4 5 (6.25%) .NET
5 4 (5.00%) ASP.NET
5 4 (5.00%) jQuery
6 3 (3.75%) LINQ
6 3 (3.75%) Entity Framework
6 3 (3.75%) Web Services
6 3 (3.75%) XML
6 3 (3.75%) Middleware
6 3 (3.75%) Ajax
7 2 (2.50%) .NET Framework
7 2 (2.50%) JSON
7 2 (2.50%) XSLT
7 2 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (2.50%) Akka
7 2 (2.50%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.50%) Clustering
2 6 (7.50%) Smart Meter
3 3 (3.75%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.75%) Statistics
3 3 (3.75%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.50%) EPoS
5 1 (1.25%) Replication
5 1 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.25%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.25%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 22 (27.50%) Windows Server 2012
2 16 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (15.00%) Windows XP
5 9 (11.25%) Windows 7
6 5 (6.25%) Windows 8
6 5 (6.25%) Linux
7 4 (5.00%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.25%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.25%) UNIX
8 1 (1.25%) AIX
8 1 (1.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (17.50%) Migration
2 10 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (7.50%) Problem Management
4 5 (6.25%) ITIL
4 5 (6.25%) Incident Management
4 5 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (6.25%) Change Management
5 4 (5.00%) Project Management
6 3 (3.75%) Scrum
6 3 (3.75%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (3.75%) Waterfall
7 2 (2.50%) High Availability
7 2 (2.50%) Web Development
7 2 (2.50%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (2.50%) MVC
7 2 (2.50%) E-Commerce
7 2 (2.50%) ETL
8 1 (1.25%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (1.25%) PRINCE2
8 1 (1.25%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (21.25%) SQL
2 11 (13.75%) C#
3 9 (11.25%) C++
4 4 (5.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.00%) T-SQL
5 3 (3.75%) Shell Script
5 3 (3.75%) Scala
6 2 (2.50%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.50%) VB
6 2 (2.50%) VBA
7 1 (1.25%) REXX
7 1 (1.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (7.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.75%) SC Cleared
2 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.50%) MCSE
4 1 (1.25%) MCSA
4 1 (1.25%) MCP
4 1 (1.25%) DCSE
4 1 (1.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.25%) Dell Certification
4 1 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.25%) MCTS
4 1 (1.25%) MCITP
4 1 (1.25%) Degree
4 1 (1.25%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 19 (23.75%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.25%) vSphere
4 1 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.25%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (5.00%) SCCM
2 2 (2.50%) SCOM
2 2 (2.50%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (1.25%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 36 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.50%) HP
2 10 (12.50%) NetApp
3 5 (6.25%) Lotus
3 5 (6.25%) VMware
4 3 (3.75%) LANDesk
5 2 (2.50%) Dell
5 2 (2.50%) Sun
5 2 (2.50%) Citrix
5 2 (2.50%) Cisco
5 2 (2.50%) IBM
6 1 (1.25%) Adobe
6 1 (1.25%) EMC
6 1 (1.25%) Veeam
6 1 (1.25%) 3PAR
6 1 (1.25%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.25%) Symantec
6 1 (1.25%) Remedy
6 1 (1.25%) McAfee
6 1 (1.25%) Sophos