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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 6 3
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 44 43 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 24.44% 21.08% 18.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 83.02% 79.63% 88.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 12 1
Average daily rate
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£313 £210 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.80% -6.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 16
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.50 £13.81
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% -2.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £9.10 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £19.00 £31.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
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
53 54 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 29.44% 26.47% 20.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 19 4
Average daily rate £300 £200 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £330 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 16
Average hourly rate £27.50 £13.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.70% +3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.10 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £19.00 £31.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £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 24 April 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 24 April 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Leicester

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 26 (44.07%) SQL Server
2 24 (40.68%) Microsoft
3 15 (25.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (23.73%) Active Directory
4 14 (23.73%) SQL
5 11 (18.64%) Migration
5 11 (18.64%) Windows 7
6 10 (16.95%) C#
7 9 (15.25%) HP
7 9 (15.25%) SAN
7 9 (15.25%) NetApp
7 9 (15.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (13.56%) MS Office
8 8 (13.56%) MS Excel
8 8 (13.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (11.86%) RESTful
9 7 (11.86%) LAN
9 7 (11.86%) WAN
10 6 (10.17%) Bluetooth
10 6 (10.17%) Windows XP
10 6 (10.17%) C++
10 6 (10.17%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (10.17%) Qt
10 6 (10.17%) QML
10 6 (10.17%) ZigBee
11 5 (8.47%) SQLite
11 5 (8.47%) Windows 8
11 5 (8.47%) Doxygen
11 5 (8.47%) Clustering
11 5 (8.47%) CSS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (6.78%) IIS
2 3 (5.08%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (3.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.69%) Lync
4 1 (1.69%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.69%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 8 (13.56%) MS Office
1 8 (13.56%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.47%) Doxygen
3 2 (3.39%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.25%) SAN
2 7 (11.86%) LAN
2 7 (11.86%) WAN
3 6 (10.17%) Bluetooth
3 6 (10.17%) ZigBee
4 5 (8.47%) DNS
5 4 (6.78%) DHCP
5 4 (6.78%) VoIP
6 3 (5.08%) TCP/IP
6 3 (5.08%) PBX
7 2 (3.39%) CTI
7 2 (3.39%) Firewall
8 1 (1.69%) NAS
8 1 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.69%) Wireless
8 1 (1.69%) Intranet
8 1 (1.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (44.07%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.47%) SQLite
3 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.39%) Subversion
2 2 (3.39%) MSTest
General
1 3 (5.08%) Finance
2 2 (3.39%) Retail
2 2 (3.39%) Law
2 2 (3.39%) Back Office
3 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (27.12%) Developer
2 6 (10.17%) Storage Specialist
2 6 (10.17%) Desktop Support
3 5 (8.47%) Server Specialist
3 5 (8.47%) C++ Developer
4 4 (6.78%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (6.78%) Analyst
4 4 (6.78%) DBA
4 4 (6.78%) Qt Developer
5 3 (5.08%) BizTalk Developer
5 3 (5.08%) Applications Developer
5 3 (5.08%) Support Analyst
5 3 (5.08%) SQL DBA
5 3 (5.08%) Deployment Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) C++ Applications Developer
6 2 (3.39%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) SQL Developer
6 2 (3.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 2 (3.39%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.86%) RESTful
2 6 (10.17%) Qt
2 6 (10.17%) QML
3 5 (8.47%) CSS
4 4 (6.78%) HTML
4 4 (6.78%) .NET
5 3 (5.08%) Entity Framework
5 3 (5.08%) jQuery
5 3 (5.08%) LINQ
5 3 (5.08%) Ajax
5 3 (5.08%) ASP.NET
6 2 (3.39%) Web Services
6 2 (3.39%) XML
6 2 (3.39%) XSLT
6 2 (3.39%) JSON
6 2 (3.39%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.69%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.47%) Clustering
2 4 (6.78%) Smart Meter
3 3 (5.08%) Statistics
4 2 (3.39%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.69%) iPhone
5 1 (1.69%) iPad
5 1 (1.69%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.69%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.69%) EPoS
5 1 (1.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 15 (25.42%) Windows Server 2012
2 11 (18.64%) Windows 7
3 9 (15.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (13.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (10.17%) Windows XP
6 5 (8.47%) Windows 8
7 3 (5.08%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (5.08%) Linux
8 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.69%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.69%) UNIX
8 1 (1.69%) AIX
8 1 (1.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.64%) Migration
2 6 (10.17%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (6.78%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (5.08%) Problem Management
4 3 (5.08%) Project Management
4 3 (5.08%) ITIL
5 2 (3.39%) ETL
5 2 (3.39%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (3.39%) Change Management
5 2 (3.39%) Incident Management
5 2 (3.39%) High Availability
5 2 (3.39%) Waterfall
6 1 (1.69%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (1.69%) Software Distribution
6 1 (1.69%) Database Tuning
6 1 (1.69%) Change Control
6 1 (1.69%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (1.69%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (1.69%) Web Development
6 1 (1.69%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 14 (23.73%) SQL
2 10 (16.95%) C#
3 6 (10.17%) C++
4 3 (5.08%) PowerShell
4 3 (5.08%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.08%) T-SQL
4 3 (5.08%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.39%) VB
5 2 (3.39%) VBA
6 1 (1.69%) VBScript
6 1 (1.69%) Perl
6 1 (1.69%) REXX
Qualifications
1 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (6.78%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.39%) MCSE
2 2 (3.39%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.69%) DCSE
3 1 (1.69%) NVQ Level 3
3 1 (1.69%) Degree
3 1 (1.69%) MCTS
3 1 (1.69%) MCITP
3 1 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.69%) MCSA
3 1 (1.69%) MCP
3 1 (1.69%) Dell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) SLA
2 1 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 14 (23.73%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.78%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.69%) XenApp
3 1 (1.69%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.69%) vSphere
3 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.69%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (6.78%) SCCM
2 2 (3.39%) SCOM
3 1 (1.69%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (1.69%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 24 (40.68%) Microsoft
2 9 (15.25%) HP
2 9 (15.25%) NetApp
3 4 (6.78%) VMware
4 3 (5.08%) LANDesk
5 2 (3.39%) Cisco
5 2 (3.39%) IBM
5 2 (3.39%) Sun
5 2 (3.39%) Dell
5 2 (3.39%) Citrix
6 1 (1.69%) Veeam
6 1 (1.69%) 3PAR
6 1 (1.69%) Brocade
6 1 (1.69%) Lotus
6 1 (1.69%) Sophos
6 1 (1.69%) EMC