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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 17 7
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows 37 22 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 24.83% 12.02% 19.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 77.08% 78.57% 73.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 3
Average daily rate
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£225 £190 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -45.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £313 £310
% change year-on-year
-2.40% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 24
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -62.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.60 £18.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £26.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
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
48 28 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 32.21% 15.30% 26.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 13
Average daily rate £275 £245 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.24% -16.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £100 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £288 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 25
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -62.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.85 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.95% -6.76%

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
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 16 September 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Leicester

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 45 (57.69%) Windows 7
2 42 (53.85%) Active Directory
3 38 (48.72%) Microsoft
4 29 (37.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (32.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 24 (30.77%) Migration
7 22 (28.21%) Windows XP
8 19 (24.36%) MS Office
9 18 (23.08%) Citrix
10 17 (21.79%) XenApp
11 15 (19.23%) ITIL
12 14 (17.95%) XenDesktop
13 13 (16.67%) PowerShell
13 13 (16.67%) MS Excel
13 13 (16.67%) LAN
13 13 (16.67%) VMware
14 12 (15.38%) WAN
15 11 (14.10%) Oracle
16 10 (12.82%) SQL Server
16 10 (12.82%) SQL
16 10 (12.82%) UNIX
16 10 (12.82%) Windows Server 2012
17 8 (10.26%) Fat Client
17 8 (10.26%) Cisco
17 8 (10.26%) Thin Client
17 8 (10.26%) Remedy
18 7 (8.97%) Finance
18 7 (8.97%) TCP/IP
18 7 (8.97%) Linux
18 7 (8.97%) .NET

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 6 (7.69%) Lync
2 5 (6.41%) IIS
2 5 (6.41%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.85%) SAS
4 2 (2.56%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.28%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.28%) Site Server
5 1 (1.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 19 (24.36%) MS Office
2 13 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.28%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.97%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (16.67%) LAN
2 12 (15.38%) WAN
3 7 (8.97%) TCP/IP
4 6 (7.69%) Wireless
5 5 (6.41%) DNS
6 4 (5.13%) Internet
6 4 (5.13%) Firewall
6 4 (5.13%) IPsec
6 4 (5.13%) LDAP
6 4 (5.13%) Kerberos
7 2 (2.56%) Network Security
7 2 (2.56%) Modbus
8 1 (1.28%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (1.28%) PABX
8 1 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.28%) SAN
8 1 (1.28%) VPN
8 1 (1.28%) DHCP
8 1 (1.28%) FTP
8 1 (1.28%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.82%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.85%) DB2
3 2 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.56%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 5 (6.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (5.13%) NUnit
2 4 (5.13%) Moq
3 2 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (8.97%) Finance
2 3 (3.85%) Retail
3 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (25.64%) Analyst
2 8 (10.26%) 2nd Line Support
3 7 (8.97%) Developer
4 6 (7.69%) Test Analyst
4 6 (7.69%) C# Developer
5 5 (6.41%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (6.41%) Desktop Support
5 5 (6.41%) Support Analyst
5 5 (6.41%) Support Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) .NET Developer
6 4 (5.13%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) Active Directory Specialist
6 4 (5.13%) Desktop Technician
6 4 (5.13%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (3.85%) Wintel Administrator
7 3 (3.85%) UAT Test Analyst
7 3 (3.85%) IT Support
7 3 (3.85%) UAT Analyst
7 3 (3.85%) Citrix Administrator
7 3 (3.85%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.97%) .NET
2 4 (5.13%) ASP.NET
2 4 (5.13%) NHibernate
2 4 (5.13%) Application Packaging
2 4 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (5.13%) StructureMap
3 2 (2.56%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.28%) DHTML
4 1 (1.28%) HTML
4 1 (1.28%) XML
4 1 (1.28%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.26%) Thin Client
1 8 (10.26%) Fat Client
2 4 (5.13%) Inversion of Control
2 4 (5.13%) PKI
2 4 (5.13%) Smartphone
3 3 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.56%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.56%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.28%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.28%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 45 (57.69%) Windows 7
2 29 (37.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (32.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (28.21%) Windows XP
5 10 (12.82%) UNIX
5 10 (12.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (8.97%) Linux
7 4 (5.13%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.56%) Mac OS X
8 2 (2.56%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.28%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.28%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (30.77%) Migration
2 15 (19.23%) ITIL
3 6 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (7.69%) Incident Management
4 4 (5.13%) MVC
4 4 (5.13%) Scrum
4 4 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (5.13%) Software Testing
4 4 (5.13%) Service Delivery
4 4 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (3.85%) Configuration Management
5 3 (3.85%) IT Governance
6 2 (2.56%) Line Management
6 2 (2.56%) ITSM
7 1 (1.28%) Change Management
7 1 (1.28%) Project Management
7 1 (1.28%) UML
7 1 (1.28%) ERP
7 1 (1.28%) Data Migration
7 1 (1.28%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 10 (12.82%) SQL
3 7 (8.97%) C#
4 6 (7.69%) VBScript
5 2 (2.56%) VB
6 1 (1.28%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.28%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (7.69%) Degree
2 5 (6.41%) MCSE
3 4 (5.13%) ISEB
3 4 (5.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.28%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.41%) ISO 9001
2 3 (3.85%) SLA
2 3 (3.85%) TickIT
3 2 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 42 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 17 (21.79%) XenApp
3 14 (17.95%) XenDesktop
4 3 (3.85%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.56%) XenServer
6 1 (1.28%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.28%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (7.69%) SCCM
2 1 (1.28%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.28%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 1 (1.28%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.28%) Control-M
2 1 (1.28%) WSUS
Vendors
1 38 (48.72%) Microsoft
2 18 (23.08%) Citrix
3 13 (16.67%) VMware
4 11 (14.10%) Oracle
5 8 (10.26%) Cisco
5 8 (10.26%) Remedy
6 4 (5.13%) HP
7 2 (2.56%) IBM
7 2 (2.56%) Siemens
7 2 (2.56%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.28%) Sophos
8 1 (1.28%) Northgate
8 1 (1.28%) JD Edwards
8 1 (1.28%) Dell
8 1 (1.28%) EMC