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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 26 43 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 16.15% 24.29% 23.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.90% 82.69% 84.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 0
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 22
Average hourly rate £20.50 £13.00 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.69% -58.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £10.10 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.25 £28.70 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%
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
42 52 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 26.09% 29.38% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 14 4
Average daily rate £350 £275 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% +19.56%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 22
Average hourly rate £20.50 £15.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.66% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.35 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £29.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -4.32%

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 27 February 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 27 February 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Leicester

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 20 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 19 (39.58%) Windows 7
3 18 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 15 (31.25%) SQL Server
5 11 (22.92%) MS Office
5 11 (22.92%) Migration
6 10 (20.83%) SQL
6 10 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (18.75%) LAN
7 9 (18.75%) WAN
7 9 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (18.75%) SCCM
7 9 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (14.58%) MS Excel
8 7 (14.58%) C#
8 7 (14.58%) PowerShell
9 6 (12.50%) Finance
9 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (10.42%) TCP/IP
10 5 (10.42%) DNS
10 5 (10.42%) VBScript
10 5 (10.42%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (8.33%) VMware
11 4 (8.33%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (8.33%) Retail
11 4 (8.33%) IIS
11 4 (8.33%) VoIP
11 4 (8.33%) Remedy
11 4 (8.33%) Citrix
11 4 (8.33%) Security Cleared

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 4 (8.33%) IIS
2 3 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (4.17%) SAS
3 2 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (22.92%) MS Office
2 7 (14.58%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.75%) LAN
1 9 (18.75%) WAN
2 5 (10.42%) TCP/IP
2 5 (10.42%) DNS
3 4 (8.33%) VoIP
4 3 (6.25%) Internet
4 3 (6.25%) Firewall
4 3 (6.25%) Wireless
5 2 (4.17%) IPsec
5 2 (4.17%) DHCP
5 2 (4.17%) Kerberos
5 2 (4.17%) LDAP
6 1 (2.08%) PBX
6 1 (2.08%) SAN
6 1 (2.08%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) DB2
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.17%) MSTest
2 2 (4.17%) Subversion
General
1 6 (12.50%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Retail
3 2 (4.17%) Back Office
3 2 (4.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (16.67%) Desktop Support
2 7 (14.58%) Developer
3 4 (8.33%) DBA
3 4 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (6.25%) Support Specialist
4 3 (6.25%) Support Analyst
4 3 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (6.25%) Analyst
4 3 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) SQL DBA
4 3 (6.25%) Rollout Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (4.17%) IT Architect
5 2 (4.17%) SQL Developer
5 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (4.17%) Technical Architect
5 2 (4.17%) Junior
5 2 (4.17%) Architect
5 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) CSS
1 3 (6.25%) Ajax
1 3 (6.25%) LINQ
1 3 (6.25%) jQuery
1 3 (6.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 2 (4.17%) HTML
2 2 (4.17%) .NET
2 2 (4.17%) .NET Framework
2 2 (4.17%) JSON
2 2 (4.17%) Web Services
2 2 (4.17%) XML
2 2 (4.17%) XSLT
3 1 (2.08%) EDI
3 1 (2.08%) Application Packaging
3 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (2.08%) RESTful
3 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.25%) Thin Client
1 3 (6.25%) Blackberry
1 3 (6.25%) Smartphone
1 3 (6.25%) Statistics
1 3 (6.25%) Fat Client
2 2 (4.17%) Clustering
2 2 (4.17%) PKI
3 1 (2.08%) iPhone
3 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 19 (39.58%) Windows 7
2 10 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (8.33%) Windows 2000 Server
5 3 (6.25%) Windows XP
5 3 (6.25%) Windows 8
6 2 (4.17%) UNIX
6 2 (4.17%) Linux
7 1 (2.08%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.92%) Migration
2 5 (10.42%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (6.25%) Software Distribution
4 3 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (6.25%) ITIL
5 2 (4.17%) ETL
5 2 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.17%) TOGAF
5 2 (4.17%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.17%) IT Governance
5 2 (4.17%) Waterfall
5 2 (4.17%) High Availability
6 1 (2.08%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (2.08%) Web Development
6 1 (2.08%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (2.08%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.08%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (2.08%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.08%) Database Tuning
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.83%) SQL
2 7 (14.58%) C#
2 7 (14.58%) PowerShell
3 5 (10.42%) VBScript
4 3 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.25%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.08%) Perl
5 1 (2.08%) REXX
5 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.25%) MCSE
4 2 (4.17%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.08%) DCSE
5 1 (2.08%) VCP4
5 1 (2.08%) Dell Certification
5 1 (2.08%) MCTS
5 1 (2.08%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 4 (8.33%) XenApp
2 4 (8.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (18.75%) SCCM
2 1 (2.08%) SCOM
2 1 (2.08%) Control-M
2 1 (2.08%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 20 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.33%) Citrix
2 4 (8.33%) Remedy
2 4 (8.33%) VMware
3 3 (6.25%) Cisco
4 2 (4.17%) Oracle
4 2 (4.17%) HP
4 2 (4.17%) Dell
5 1 (2.08%) LANDesk
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