The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Leicester region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 44 20 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 21.15% 16.53% 21.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 80.00% 83.33% 92.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 12
Average daily rate £245 £225 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.88% -4.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £225 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 4
Average hourly rate £11.50 £14.81 £8.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.36% +74.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Leicester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
55 24 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 26.44% 19.83% 23.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 5 13
Average daily rate £230 £230 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £225 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £373 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 4
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £8.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +52.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows
Leicestershire

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 16 April 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 16 April 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Leicester

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 37 (48.05%) Active Directory
3 30 (38.96%) Windows XP
3 30 (38.96%) Windows 7
4 19 (24.68%) MS Excel
4 19 (24.68%) MS Office
4 19 (24.68%) Citrix
5 17 (22.08%) SQL
6 14 (18.18%) Oracle
6 14 (18.18%) SQL Server
6 14 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (14.29%) TCP/IP
7 11 (14.29%) C#
8 10 (12.99%) .NET
8 10 (12.99%) VMware
9 9 (11.69%) Migration
9 9 (11.69%) Linux
9 9 (11.69%) SCOM
10 8 (10.39%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (10.39%) Degree
10 8 (10.39%) UNIX
10 8 (10.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 8 (10.39%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (10.39%) Configuration Management
11 7 (9.09%) MS Exchange
11 7 (9.09%) MCSE
11 7 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
11 7 (9.09%) Logistics
11 7 (9.09%) Computer Science

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 7 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (5.19%) IIS
3 4 (5.19%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.19%) Lync
4 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.30%) Site Server
4 1 (1.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.30%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 19 (24.68%) MS Office
1 19 (24.68%) MS Excel
2 7 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.90%) Office 365
2 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 6 (7.79%) Modbus
3 5 (6.49%) VoIP
3 5 (6.49%) DNS
3 5 (6.49%) Wireless
4 4 (5.19%) Unified Communications
4 4 (5.19%) SAN
5 3 (3.90%) Firewall
5 3 (3.90%) NetScaler
5 3 (3.90%) LAN
5 3 (3.90%) DHCP
6 2 (2.60%) PBX
6 2 (2.60%) WAN
7 1 (1.30%) PABX
7 1 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.30%) Internet
7 1 (1.30%) WLAN
7 1 (1.30%) FTP
7 1 (1.30%) VPN
7 1 (1.30%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.79%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.30%) MS Access
4 1 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (10.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (7.79%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.60%) Moq
3 2 (2.60%) NUnit
4 1 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.30%) MSI
General
1 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
1 1 (1.30%) Finance
1 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
1 1 (1.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (15.58%) Analyst
2 10 (12.99%) Developer
2 10 (12.99%) Support Engineer
3 8 (10.39%) C# Developer
4 7 (9.09%) Test Analyst
4 7 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
5 6 (7.79%) IT Support
6 5 (6.49%) UAT Analyst
6 5 (6.49%) UAT Test Analyst
6 5 (6.49%) IT Support Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) Software Developer
6 5 (6.49%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (5.19%) C# Software Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Software Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Deployment Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) C# Software Developer
8 3 (3.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (3.90%) Desktop Support
8 3 (3.90%) .NET Developer
9 2 (2.60%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.99%) .NET
2 5 (6.49%) .NET Framework
3 4 (5.19%) Application Packaging
4 3 (3.90%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.60%) Software Packaging
5 2 (2.60%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (2.60%) NHibernate
5 2 (2.60%) StructureMap
6 1 (1.30%) HTML
6 1 (1.30%) HTML5
6 1 (1.30%) CSS
6 1 (1.30%) XML
6 1 (1.30%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.19%) Clustering
3 2 (2.60%) Thin Client
3 2 (2.60%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.60%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.30%) FMCG
4 1 (1.30%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.30%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 30 (38.96%) Windows XP
1 30 (38.96%) Windows 7
2 14 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (11.69%) Linux
5 8 (10.39%) UNIX
6 3 (3.90%) Windows 8
6 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.60%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.30%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.30%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (11.69%) Migration
2 8 (10.39%) Configuration Management
2 8 (10.39%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (9.09%) Logistics
4 6 (7.79%) Software Testing
4 6 (7.79%) ITIL
5 5 (6.49%) Change Management
5 5 (6.49%) Incident Management
5 5 (6.49%) Problem Management
6 4 (5.19%) Software Engineering
6 4 (5.19%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (5.19%) Data Security
7 3 (3.90%) MVC
7 3 (3.90%) Asset Management
8 2 (2.60%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (2.60%) Data Protection
8 2 (2.60%) Service Delivery
8 2 (2.60%) TDD
8 2 (2.60%) Contact Management
8 2 (2.60%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (22.08%) SQL
2 11 (14.29%) C#
3 3 (3.90%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.60%) VBScript
5 1 (1.30%) VB
5 1 (1.30%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (10.39%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (10.39%) Degree
2 7 (9.09%) MCSE
3 6 (7.79%) ISEB
4 5 (6.49%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.79%) ISO 9001
1 6 (7.79%) TickIT
2 4 (5.19%) SLA
3 1 (1.30%) QA
System Software
1 37 (48.05%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.19%) XenApp
3 3 (3.90%) vSphere
4 1 (1.30%) vCloud
4 1 (1.30%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.30%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (11.69%) SCOM
2 6 (7.79%) SCCM
3 1 (1.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 44 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 19 (24.68%) Citrix
3 14 (18.18%) Oracle
4 10 (12.99%) VMware
5 6 (7.79%) Siemens
6 3 (3.90%) Cisco
6 3 (3.90%) Altiris
6 3 (3.90%) Kaspersky
6 3 (3.90%) Dell
7 1 (1.30%) 3PAR
7 1 (1.30%) Tableau
7 1 (1.30%) PlateSpin
7 1 (1.30%) HP
7 1 (1.30%) Remedy
7 1 (1.30%) NetApp
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