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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 14 8
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows 36 16 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 23.68% 10.60% 14.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 76.60% 66.67% 62.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 2
Average daily rate
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£255 £190 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.21% -45.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £111 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £252 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £318 £315
% change year-on-year
-5.30% +0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 16
Average hourly rate £20.00 £12.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -64.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.30 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.75 £30.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
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
47 24 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 30.92% 15.89% 23.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 13
Average daily rate £356 £250 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.50% -15.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £100 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £283 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 17
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -72.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -8.57%

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 20 August 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 20 August 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Leicester

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (54.32%) Windows 7
2 38 (46.91%) Active Directory
3 37 (45.68%) Microsoft
4 28 (34.57%) Windows XP
5 27 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (25.93%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (22.22%) Migration
7 18 (22.22%) MS Office
8 17 (20.99%) Citrix
9 16 (19.75%) VMware
10 15 (18.52%) ITIL
11 14 (17.28%) MS Excel
11 14 (17.28%) XenApp
12 13 (16.05%) SQL
13 12 (14.81%) Oracle
14 11 (13.58%) SQL Server
14 11 (13.58%) UNIX
15 10 (12.35%) XenDesktop
16 9 (11.11%) SCCM
16 9 (11.11%) LAN
17 8 (9.88%) Linux
17 8 (9.88%) C#
17 8 (9.88%) WAN
17 8 (9.88%) PowerShell
17 8 (9.88%) Lync
17 8 (9.88%) Office 365
17 8 (9.88%) Windows Server 2012
18 7 (8.64%) User Acceptance Testing
18 7 (8.64%) Fat Client
18 7 (8.64%) Degree

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 8 (9.88%) Lync
2 6 (7.41%) MS Exchange
3 5 (6.17%) IIS
3 5 (6.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (4.94%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.70%) SAS
5 3 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.23%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.23%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.23%) Site Server
Applications
1 18 (22.22%) MS Office
2 14 (17.28%) MS Excel
3 4 (4.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.23%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.11%) LAN
2 8 (9.88%) WAN
3 6 (7.41%) TCP/IP
4 5 (6.17%) Wireless
5 4 (4.94%) Firewall
6 3 (3.70%) DNS
7 2 (2.47%) SAN
7 2 (2.47%) Internet
7 2 (2.47%) IPsec
7 2 (2.47%) Network Security
7 2 (2.47%) LDAP
7 2 (2.47%) Kerberos
7 2 (2.47%) VoIP
7 2 (2.47%) Modbus
8 1 (1.23%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (1.23%) WLAN
8 1 (1.23%) DHCP
8 1 (1.23%) FTP
8 1 (1.23%) VPN
8 1 (1.23%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.58%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.70%) DB2
3 2 (2.47%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.47%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (2.47%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.47%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 6 (7.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (4.94%) NUnit
2 4 (4.94%) Moq
3 2 (2.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (6.17%) Finance
2 4 (4.94%) Retail
3 2 (2.47%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (25.93%) Analyst
2 11 (13.58%) 2nd Line Support
3 9 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 8 (9.88%) Developer
5 7 (8.64%) Test Analyst
5 7 (8.64%) C# Developer
6 6 (7.41%) Support Analyst
7 5 (6.17%) Desktop Support
8 4 (4.94%) Desktop Engineer
8 4 (4.94%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (4.94%) UAT Analyst
8 4 (4.94%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (4.94%) .NET Developer
8 4 (4.94%) UAT Test Analyst
8 4 (4.94%) IT Support
8 4 (4.94%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (3.70%) Desktop Technician
9 3 (3.70%) Wintel Administrator
9 3 (3.70%) Citrix Administrator
9 3 (3.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.64%) .NET
2 4 (4.94%) ASP.NET
2 4 (4.94%) NHibernate
2 4 (4.94%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (4.94%) StructureMap
3 3 (3.70%) Application Packaging
4 2 (2.47%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.23%) DHTML
5 1 (1.23%) HTML
5 1 (1.23%) XML
5 1 (1.23%) XSLT
5 1 (1.23%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.64%) Thin Client
1 7 (8.64%) Fat Client
2 4 (4.94%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.94%) Inversion of Control
3 3 (3.70%) Smartphone
4 2 (2.47%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.47%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.47%) PKI
5 1 (1.23%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.23%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.23%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 44 (54.32%) Windows 7
2 28 (34.57%) Windows XP
3 27 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (25.93%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (13.58%) UNIX
6 8 (9.88%) Linux
6 8 (9.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (4.94%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.47%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (2.47%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.23%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.23%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.23%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (22.22%) Migration
2 15 (18.52%) ITIL
3 7 (8.64%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (6.17%) Software Testing
5 4 (4.94%) Incident Management
5 4 (4.94%) Configuration Management
5 4 (4.94%) Service Delivery
5 4 (4.94%) Scrum
5 4 (4.94%) MVC
6 3 (3.70%) IT Governance
7 2 (2.47%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (2.47%) ITSM
7 2 (2.47%) Asset Management
8 1 (1.23%) Change Management
8 1 (1.23%) Project Management
8 1 (1.23%) UML
8 1 (1.23%) ERP
8 1 (1.23%) Problem Management
8 1 (1.23%) Test Scripting
8 1 (1.23%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.05%) SQL
2 8 (9.88%) C#
2 8 (9.88%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.70%) VBScript
4 2 (2.47%) VB
5 1 (1.23%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.23%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (8.64%) Degree
2 5 (6.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (6.17%) ISEB
3 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.70%) MCSE
5 1 (1.23%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.41%) ISO 9001
1 6 (7.41%) SLA
2 4 (4.94%) TickIT
3 2 (2.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 38 (46.91%) Active Directory
2 14 (17.28%) XenApp
3 10 (12.35%) XenDesktop
4 4 (4.94%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (3.70%) VMware ESX
6 2 (2.47%) XenServer
7 1 (1.23%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (1.23%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 9 (11.11%) SCCM
2 2 (2.47%) SCOM
3 1 (1.23%) Data Guard
3 1 (1.23%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 1 (1.23%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 37 (45.68%) Microsoft
2 17 (20.99%) Citrix
3 16 (19.75%) VMware
4 12 (14.81%) Oracle
5 6 (7.41%) Cisco
6 5 (6.17%) Remedy
7 4 (4.94%) HP
8 2 (2.47%) IBM
8 2 (2.47%) Siemens
8 2 (2.47%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.47%) Kaspersky
9 1 (1.23%) Sophos
9 1 (1.23%) Northgate
9 1 (1.23%) JD Edwards
9 1 (1.23%) Dell
9 1 (1.23%) EMC
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