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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 3 17
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +14
Contract jobs citing Windows 31 36 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 18.56% 23.53% 11.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 96.88% 73.47% 73.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 4
Average daily rate
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£275 £225 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +18.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £252
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 5
Average hourly rate £12.00 £20.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £10.50 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £34.25 £26.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.27% +1.66%
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
32 49 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 19.16% 32.03% 15.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 9
Average daily rate £275 £381 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.86% +55.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £550 £285
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 6
Average hourly rate £12.50 £20.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 2 September 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 29 (40.28%) Microsoft
2 21 (29.17%) SQL Server
3 16 (22.22%) Migration
4 15 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (19.44%) Active Directory
6 13 (18.06%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (18.06%) C++
6 13 (18.06%) Windows XP
6 13 (18.06%) RESTful
7 10 (13.89%) PBX
7 10 (13.89%) MS Excel
7 10 (13.89%) NetApp
7 10 (13.89%) DNS
8 9 (12.50%) Bluetooth
8 9 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (12.50%) SAN
8 9 (12.50%) Qt
8 9 (12.50%) ZigBee
9 8 (11.11%) Telecoms
9 8 (11.11%) VoIP
9 8 (11.11%) .NET
9 8 (11.11%) HP
10 7 (9.72%) IBM Notes
10 7 (9.72%) Lotus
10 7 (9.72%) HTML
10 7 (9.72%) MS Exchange
10 7 (9.72%) Clustering
10 7 (9.72%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (9.72%) Scala

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 7 (9.72%) IBM Notes
1 7 (9.72%) MS Exchange
1 7 (9.72%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (6.94%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (5.56%) Node.js
4 2 (2.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.78%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.78%) IIS
5 1 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 10 (13.89%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.94%) Doxygen
3 4 (5.56%) MS Office
4 2 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.17%) Office 365
2 1 (1.39%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.89%) PBX
1 10 (13.89%) DNS
2 9 (12.50%) Bluetooth
2 9 (12.50%) SAN
2 9 (12.50%) ZigBee
3 8 (11.11%) VoIP
4 6 (8.33%) CTI
5 5 (6.94%) TCP/IP
6 4 (5.56%) DHCP
6 4 (5.56%) Firewall
7 3 (4.17%) WAN
7 3 (4.17%) LAN
8 2 (2.78%) IPv4
8 2 (2.78%) VLAN
9 1 (1.39%) NAS
9 1 (1.39%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (29.17%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.94%) SQLite
3 4 (5.56%) CouchDB
3 4 (5.56%) MongoDB
3 4 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.17%) Banking
3 1 (1.39%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (25.00%) Developer
2 8 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 7 (9.72%) Applications Developer
4 6 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
4 6 (8.33%) Server Specialist
4 6 (8.33%) Storage Specialist
5 5 (6.94%) Senior VoIP Engineer
5 5 (6.94%) Exchange Engineer
5 5 (6.94%) VoIP Engineer
5 5 (6.94%) Analyst
5 5 (6.94%) C++ Developer
6 4 (5.56%) Support Engineer
6 4 (5.56%) Technical Support
6 4 (5.56%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 4 (5.56%) .NET Developer
6 4 (5.56%) Qt Developer
7 3 (4.17%) Desktop Support
7 3 (4.17%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (4.17%) Service Analyst
7 3 (4.17%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (18.06%) RESTful
2 9 (12.50%) Qt
3 8 (11.11%) .NET
4 7 (9.72%) HTML
5 6 (8.33%) QML
5 6 (8.33%) Akka
5 6 (8.33%) Play Framework
6 5 (6.94%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (5.56%) AngularJS
7 4 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (5.56%) HTML5
7 4 (5.56%) SAML
8 3 (4.17%) Middleware
8 3 (4.17%) ASP.NET
8 3 (4.17%) CSS
9 2 (2.78%) Apache Camel
10 1 (1.39%) Web Services
10 1 (1.39%) XML
10 1 (1.39%) jQuery
10 1 (1.39%) Xamarin.iOS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.72%) Clustering
2 6 (8.33%) Smart Meter
3 4 (5.56%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.17%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.17%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.78%) Replication
5 2 (2.78%) EPoS
5 2 (2.78%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.39%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 15 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
1 15 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
2 13 (18.06%) Windows XP
2 13 (18.06%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (9.72%) Windows 7
4 5 (6.94%) Windows Phone
4 5 (6.94%) Linux
5 4 (5.56%) UNIX
5 4 (5.56%) Windows 8
6 3 (4.17%) Windows NT
6 3 (4.17%) MVS
7 2 (2.78%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.39%) Android
8 1 (1.39%) AIX
8 1 (1.39%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (22.22%) Migration
2 9 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (8.33%) Change Management
3 6 (8.33%) ITIL
4 5 (6.94%) Incident Management
4 5 (6.94%) Problem Management
5 4 (5.56%) Project Management
6 3 (4.17%) Scrum
7 2 (2.78%) Logistics
7 2 (2.78%) E-Commerce
7 2 (2.78%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (2.78%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (2.78%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (2.78%) Software Licensing
8 1 (1.39%) Patch Management
8 1 (1.39%) Server Building
8 1 (1.39%) Line Management
8 1 (1.39%) Resilience Testing
8 1 (1.39%) System Testing
8 1 (1.39%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.06%) C++
2 7 (9.72%) Scala
3 6 (8.33%) SQL
4 5 (6.94%) C#
5 2 (2.78%) VB
5 2 (2.78%) VBA
5 2 (2.78%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.78%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.39%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.39%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.39%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (2.78%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (1.39%) MCP
2 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.39%) IBM Certification
2 1 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (1.39%) Degree
2 1 (1.39%) NVQ Level 3
2 1 (1.39%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.56%) SLA
2 1 (1.39%) QA
System Software
1 14 (19.44%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.39%) NFS
4 1 (1.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (4.17%) MAINVIEW
1 3 (4.17%) Control-M
1 3 (4.17%) SCCM
2 2 (2.78%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (1.39%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.39%) SCOM
Vendors
1 29 (40.28%) Microsoft
2 10 (13.89%) NetApp
3 8 (11.11%) HP
4 7 (9.72%) Lotus
5 5 (6.94%) VMware
6 4 (5.56%) Remedy
7 3 (4.17%) Citrix
7 3 (4.17%) IBM
8 2 (2.78%) Sun
8 2 (2.78%) Brocade
8 2 (2.78%) LANDesk
9 1 (1.39%) Veeam
9 1 (1.39%) 3PAR
9 1 (1.39%) Xamarin
9 1 (1.39%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.39%) McAfee
9 1 (1.39%) Sophos
9 1 (1.39%) Symantec
9 1 (1.39%) EMC
9 1 (1.39%) Oracle