The first table below looks at the demand for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 1 August 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 Leicestershire 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 17 9
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows 73 22 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 23.40% 8.63% 11.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 77.66% 59.46% 65.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 11 4
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£275 £255 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.84% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £135 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £300 £301
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 6 17
Average hourly rate £18.00 £11.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.63% -45.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.94 £9.75 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £11.94 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
94 37 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 30.13% 14.51% 17.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 19 13
Average daily rate £300 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £135 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £425 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 9 20
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -71.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.11 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.75 £28.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows
East Midlands

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Leicestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Leicestershire region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Leicestershire region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

Windows
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester +12 42 £300 +22.44% 5
Loughborough +4 2 £150 - 2
Ashby-de-la-Zouch - 1 £410 -
Coalville - - - -
Hinckley - - - -
Lutterworth - - - -
Market Harborough - - - -
Windows
East Midlands

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 67 (47.86%) Windows 7
2 59 (42.14%) Microsoft
3 53 (37.86%) Active Directory
4 40 (28.57%) Windows XP
5 39 (27.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 34 (24.29%) Migration
7 29 (20.71%) Windows Server 2003
8 28 (20.00%) MS Office
9 27 (19.29%) Citrix
10 23 (16.43%) MS Excel
11 22 (15.71%) ITIL
11 22 (15.71%) SCCM
11 22 (15.71%) VMware
12 21 (15.00%) SQL
13 17 (12.14%) SQL Server
14 16 (11.43%) Oracle
14 16 (11.43%) XenApp
15 15 (10.71%) C#
15 15 (10.71%) UNIX
15 15 (10.71%) Linux
16 14 (10.00%) .NET
16 14 (10.00%) LAN
17 13 (9.29%) WAN
18 11 (7.86%) Remedy
18 11 (7.86%) XenDesktop
18 11 (7.86%) User Acceptance Testing
19 10 (7.14%) Lync
19 10 (7.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
19 10 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
20 9 (6.43%) Windows 8

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 10 (7.14%) Lync
2 8 (5.71%) IIS
3 6 (4.29%) MS Exchange
4 5 (3.57%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.43%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.71%) Site Server
7 1 (0.71%) SAS
7 1 (0.71%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.71%) WebSphere
Applications
1 28 (20.00%) MS Office
2 23 (16.43%) MS Excel
3 7 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (5.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.43%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (1.43%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.43%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.43%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (1.43%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.71%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 1 (0.71%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.00%) LAN
2 13 (9.29%) WAN
3 8 (5.71%) TCP/IP
4 6 (4.29%) Wireless
5 5 (3.57%) Internet
6 4 (2.86%) SAN
6 4 (2.86%) Firewall
7 3 (2.14%) DNS
7 3 (2.14%) VoIP
8 2 (1.43%) DHCP
8 2 (1.43%) FTP
8 2 (1.43%) Modbus
9 1 (0.71%) Structured Cabling
9 1 (0.71%) IPsec
9 1 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.71%) MPLS
9 1 (0.71%) VPN
9 1 (0.71%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.71%) WLAN
9 1 (0.71%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (12.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.86%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.14%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.43%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.71%) MS Access
5 1 (0.71%) DB2
5 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (7.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (4.29%) NUnit
2 6 (4.29%) Moq
3 3 (2.14%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (5.00%) Finance
2 4 (2.86%) Retail
3 2 (1.43%) Local Government
3 2 (1.43%) Financial Institution
3 2 (1.43%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 31 (22.14%) Analyst
2 21 (15.00%) Developer
3 12 (8.57%) 2nd Line Support
4 11 (7.86%) Support Engineer
4 11 (7.86%) Test Analyst
5 10 (7.14%) C# Developer
5 10 (7.14%) Deployment Engineer
6 8 (5.71%) Support Analyst
7 7 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (5.00%) IT Support
7 7 (5.00%) .NET Developer
7 7 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
8 6 (4.29%) UAT Analyst
8 6 (4.29%) UAT Test Analyst
8 6 (4.29%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (3.57%) Support Technician
9 5 (3.57%) Desktop Support
9 5 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (3.57%) C++ Developer
9 5 (3.57%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.00%) .NET
2 6 (4.29%) NHibernate
2 6 (4.29%) StructureMap
2 6 (4.29%) ASP.NET MVC
2 6 (4.29%) Application Packaging
2 6 (4.29%) ASP.NET
3 5 (3.57%) HTML
4 3 (2.14%) DHTML
4 3 (2.14%) XML
4 3 (2.14%) XSLT
5 2 (1.43%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.43%) HTML5
5 2 (1.43%) CSS3
5 2 (1.43%) CSS
6 1 (0.71%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.71%) Fat Client
1 8 (5.71%) Thin Client
2 6 (4.29%) Inversion of Control
2 6 (4.29%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.14%) Smartcard
3 3 (2.14%) Smartphone
4 2 (1.43%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.43%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.43%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.71%) EPoS
5 1 (0.71%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.71%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.71%) FMCG
5 1 (0.71%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 67 (47.86%) Windows 7
2 40 (28.57%) Windows XP
3 39 (27.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (20.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (10.71%) UNIX
5 15 (10.71%) Linux
6 10 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (6.43%) Windows 8
8 5 (3.57%) Windows 2000
9 4 (2.86%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.43%) Android
10 2 (1.43%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.43%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.71%) MVS
11 1 (0.71%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.71%) AIX
11 1 (0.71%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (24.29%) Migration
2 22 (15.71%) ITIL
3 11 (7.86%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (5.71%) Configuration Management
5 7 (5.00%) ITSM
5 7 (5.00%) MVC
5 7 (5.00%) Software Testing
5 7 (5.00%) Scrum
6 6 (4.29%) Project Management
6 6 (4.29%) Service Delivery
7 5 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (2.14%) Asset Management
8 3 (2.14%) Incident Management
9 2 (1.43%) Project Planning
9 2 (1.43%) Test Scripting
9 2 (1.43%) PRINCE2
9 2 (1.43%) UML
9 2 (1.43%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (1.43%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (1.43%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 21 (15.00%) SQL
2 15 (10.71%) C#
3 7 (5.00%) PowerShell
4 5 (3.57%) C++
4 5 (3.57%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.14%) VBScript
5 3 (2.14%) VB
5 3 (2.14%) C
6 2 (1.43%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.71%) XAML
7 1 (0.71%) VBA
7 1 (0.71%) VB6
Qualifications
1 9 (6.43%) Degree
2 8 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (5.00%) ISEB
3 7 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.14%) MCSE
4 3 (2.14%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.14%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (1.43%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.71%) CCNP
6 1 (0.71%) CCNA
6 1 (0.71%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.71%) ISO 9001
2 7 (5.00%) SLA
3 6 (4.29%) TickIT
4 2 (1.43%) QA
4 2 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 53 (37.86%) Active Directory
2 16 (11.43%) XenApp
3 11 (7.86%) XenDesktop
4 5 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (2.86%) VMware ESX
6 3 (2.14%) XenServer
7 2 (1.43%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.71%) vSphere
8 1 (0.71%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.71%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 22 (15.71%) SCCM
2 3 (2.14%) SCOM
3 2 (1.43%) Data Guard
3 2 (1.43%) Control-M
4 1 (0.71%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 1 (0.71%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.71%) WSUS
Vendors
1 59 (42.14%) Microsoft
2 27 (19.29%) Citrix
3 22 (15.71%) VMware
4 16 (11.43%) Oracle
5 11 (7.86%) Remedy
6 6 (4.29%) HP
7 5 (3.57%) Cisco
8 3 (2.14%) Kaspersky
9 2 (1.43%) Northgate
9 2 (1.43%) LANDesk
9 2 (1.43%) IBM
9 2 (1.43%) Siemens
9 2 (1.43%) Lotus
10 1 (0.71%) NetApp
10 1 (0.71%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.71%) Sophos
10 1 (0.71%) Dell
10 1 (0.71%) EMC
10 1 (0.71%) Cognos
10 1 (0.71%) Veeam
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