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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 33 44 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 20.89% 25.00% 19.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 70.21% 81.48% 78.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 12 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £245 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.44% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 19
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -37.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.12 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £27.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-4.19% +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
47 54 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 29.75% 30.68% 24.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 18 5
Average daily rate £350 £240 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% +4.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 19
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -24.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.10 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 March 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 March 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Leicester

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (40.82%) Microsoft
2 18 (36.73%) SQL Server
3 15 (30.61%) Active Directory
4 14 (28.57%) Windows 7
5 12 (24.49%) SQL
6 11 (22.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (20.41%) C#
7 10 (20.41%) MS Office
8 9 (18.37%) LAN
8 9 (18.37%) WAN
8 9 (18.37%) SCCM
9 8 (16.33%) MS Excel
9 8 (16.33%) Migration
10 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (12.24%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (12.24%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (10.20%) CSS
11 5 (10.20%) Finance
12 4 (8.16%) VMware
12 4 (8.16%) .NET
12 4 (8.16%) HTML
12 4 (8.16%) Windows XP
12 4 (8.16%) IIS
12 4 (8.16%) VoIP
12 4 (8.16%) Security Cleared
12 4 (8.16%) Windows 2000 Server
12 4 (8.16%) Hyper-V
12 4 (8.16%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (8.16%) Performance Tuning
13 3 (6.12%) Software Distribution

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (8.16%) IIS
2 3 (6.12%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (6.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.04%) Lync
3 1 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.04%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.04%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.04%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (20.41%) MS Office
2 8 (16.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.08%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.37%) LAN
1 9 (18.37%) WAN
2 4 (8.16%) VoIP
3 3 (6.12%) Firewall
3 3 (6.12%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.12%) DNS
3 3 (6.12%) SAN
4 2 (4.08%) DHCP
4 2 (4.08%) Wireless
5 1 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.04%) PBX
5 1 (2.04%) Intranet
5 1 (2.04%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (36.73%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.04%) DB2
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.08%) MSTest
2 2 (4.08%) Subversion
General
1 5 (10.20%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Retail
3 2 (4.08%) Law
3 2 (4.08%) Back Office
4 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (20.41%) Developer
2 7 (14.29%) Desktop Support
3 5 (10.20%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (8.16%) DBA
5 3 (6.12%) Support Analyst
5 3 (6.12%) 1st Line Support
5 3 (6.12%) Analyst
5 3 (6.12%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) SQL DBA
5 3 (6.12%) BizTalk Developer
6 2 (4.08%) Rollout Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (4.08%) SQL Developer
6 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Developer
6 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) .NET Developer
6 2 (4.08%) Junior
6 2 (4.08%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.20%) CSS
2 4 (8.16%) HTML
2 4 (8.16%) .NET
3 3 (6.12%) ASP.NET
3 3 (6.12%) Ajax
3 3 (6.12%) LINQ
3 3 (6.12%) jQuery
3 3 (6.12%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 2 (4.08%) .NET Framework
4 2 (4.08%) JSON
4 2 (4.08%) Web Services
4 2 (4.08%) XML
4 2 (4.08%) XSLT
5 1 (2.04%) EDI
5 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (2.04%) RESTful
5 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.12%) Statistics
1 3 (6.12%) Blackberry
1 3 (6.12%) Clustering
2 2 (4.08%) Smartphone
2 2 (4.08%) Thin Client
2 2 (4.08%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.04%) iPhone
3 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (28.57%) Windows 7
2 11 (22.45%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (12.24%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (12.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (8.16%) Windows 2000 Server
4 4 (8.16%) Windows XP
5 3 (6.12%) Windows 8
5 3 (6.12%) Linux
6 2 (4.08%) UNIX
7 1 (2.04%) AIX
7 1 (2.04%) Solaris
7 1 (2.04%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.33%) Migration
2 4 (8.16%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (6.12%) Software Distribution
3 3 (6.12%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (6.12%) ITIL
3 3 (6.12%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.08%) Project Management
4 2 (4.08%) ETL
4 2 (4.08%) Waterfall
4 2 (4.08%) High Availability
4 2 (4.08%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.04%) TOGAF
5 1 (2.04%) IT Governance
5 1 (2.04%) Web Development
5 1 (2.04%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (2.04%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.04%) Change Control
5 1 (2.04%) Database Tuning
5 1 (2.04%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 12 (24.49%) SQL
2 10 (20.41%) C#
3 3 (6.12%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.12%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.12%) T-SQL
3 3 (6.12%) VBScript
4 2 (4.08%) VB
4 2 (4.08%) VBA
5 1 (2.04%) REXX
5 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.04%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (8.16%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.08%) MCSE
3 2 (4.08%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.04%) MCP
4 1 (2.04%) MCSA
4 1 (2.04%) Dell Certification
4 1 (2.04%) MCTS
4 1 (2.04%) MCITP
4 1 (2.04%) Degree
4 1 (2.04%) NVQ Level 3
4 1 (2.04%) DCSE
4 1 (2.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) SLA
2 1 (2.04%) QA
System Software
1 15 (30.61%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.16%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.08%) XenApp
3 2 (4.08%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.04%) vSphere
4 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.04%) NFS
Systems Management
1 9 (18.37%) SCCM
2 2 (4.08%) SCOM
3 1 (2.04%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 20 (40.82%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.16%) VMware
3 3 (6.12%) HP
3 3 (6.12%) Citrix
4 2 (4.08%) NetApp
4 2 (4.08%) Cisco
4 2 (4.08%) IBM
4 2 (4.08%) Dell
4 2 (4.08%) Remedy
5 1 (2.04%) Sophos
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle
5 1 (2.04%) Brocade
5 1 (2.04%) LANDesk
5 1 (2.04%) 3PAR
5 1 (2.04%) EMC
5 1 (2.04%) Lotus
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