The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 8 5
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 44 55 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 17.67% 18.15% 21.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 78.57% 80.88% 80.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 14 2
Average daily rate
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£190 £306 £284
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.95% +7.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £72 £215 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £419 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 24 20
Average hourly rate £10.44 £13.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.69% -31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.88 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £35.75 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.81 £15.00 £16.16
% change year-on-year
-1.28% -7.14%
Windows
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Leicestershire region.

Operating Systems Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
56 68 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 22.49% 22.44% 27.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 21 14
Average daily rate £300 £300 £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £75 £250 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £350 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 24 20
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.99 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £34.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -1 16 £175 -44.00% 8
Loughborough +7 10 £190 - 2
Hinckley -2 2 £165 -17.50% 1
Coalville - - - - 1
Lutterworth - - - -
Windows
East Midlands

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 50 (46.73%) Microsoft
2 46 (42.99%) Active Directory
3 45 (42.06%) Windows 7
4 30 (28.04%) Migration
5 27 (25.23%) MS Office
5 27 (25.23%) MS Excel
6 22 (20.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (18.69%) VMware
8 18 (16.82%) PowerShell
9 17 (15.89%) Remedy
10 16 (14.95%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (14.95%) Microsoft Certification
10 16 (14.95%) Windows XP
11 15 (14.02%) UNIX
11 15 (14.02%) Finance
11 15 (14.02%) Incident Management
12 14 (13.08%) SCCM
12 14 (13.08%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (13.08%) ITIL
12 14 (13.08%) SQL
12 14 (13.08%) Oracle
12 14 (13.08%) TCP/IP
13 13 (12.15%) MS Exchange
14 12 (11.21%) User Acceptance Testing
15 11 (10.28%) Retail
15 11 (10.28%) LAN
15 11 (10.28%) WAN
15 11 (10.28%) Citrix
15 11 (10.28%) VBScript
15 11 (10.28%) Linux

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 13 (12.15%) MS Exchange
2 8 (7.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (4.67%) SAS
4 4 (3.74%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (2.80%) IIS
6 2 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.87%) CMS
6 2 (1.87%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.87%) Kentico
6 2 (1.87%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.93%) LiveLink
7 1 (0.93%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 27 (25.23%) MS Office
1 27 (25.23%) MS Excel
2 9 (8.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.80%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 1 (0.93%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (13.08%) TCP/IP
2 11 (10.28%) WAN
2 11 (10.28%) LAN
3 8 (7.48%) DNS
3 8 (7.48%) Firewall
4 7 (6.54%) VoIP
5 6 (5.61%) LDAP
5 6 (5.61%) Kerberos
5 6 (5.61%) IPsec
6 5 (4.67%) Internet
7 4 (3.74%) Wireless
7 4 (3.74%) VLAN
8 3 (2.80%) SAN
9 2 (1.87%) DHCP
9 2 (1.87%) FTP
9 2 (1.87%) Network Security
9 2 (1.87%) Modbus
10 1 (0.93%) Structured Cabling
10 1 (0.93%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.93%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.41%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.67%) DB2
3 3 (2.80%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (2.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.80%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.87%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.87%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.87%) MS Access
4 2 (1.87%) DTS
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (4.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (3.74%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.93%) Eclipse
General
1 15 (14.02%) Finance
2 11 (10.28%) Retail
3 3 (2.80%) Financial Institution
3 3 (2.80%) Banking
4 1 (0.93%) Law
4 1 (0.93%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 30 (28.04%) Analyst
2 10 (9.35%) Developer
2 10 (9.35%) 3rd Line Support
3 8 (7.48%) 1st Line Support
3 8 (7.48%) Test Analyst
4 6 (5.61%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (5.61%) Active Directory Specialist
5 5 (4.67%) UAT Analyst
5 5 (4.67%) UAT Test Analyst
5 5 (4.67%) Support Specialist
5 5 (4.67%) Technical Architect
5 5 (4.67%) Architect
5 5 (4.67%) Desktop Support
6 4 (3.74%) Support Technician
6 4 (3.74%) Service Analyst
6 4 (3.74%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (3.74%) C# Developer
6 4 (3.74%) IT Support
6 4 (3.74%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (3.74%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.54%) HTML
2 6 (5.61%) .NET
3 5 (4.67%) CSS
4 3 (2.80%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.80%) XML
4 3 (2.80%) HTML5
4 3 (2.80%) CSS3
5 2 (1.87%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 2 (1.87%) Web Services
5 2 (1.87%) Ajax
5 2 (1.87%) Windows SharePoint Services
5 2 (1.87%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.87%) Application Packaging
5 2 (1.87%) ASP.NET 2.0
5 2 (1.87%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.93%) XSLT
6 1 (0.93%) EDI
6 1 (0.93%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.54%) Thin Client
1 7 (6.54%) Fat Client
2 6 (5.61%) PKI
3 5 (4.67%) Smartphone
4 4 (3.74%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.80%) EPoS
5 3 (2.80%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.80%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.87%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.87%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.93%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.93%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.93%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.93%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 45 (42.06%) Windows 7
2 22 (20.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (14.95%) Windows Server 2003
3 16 (14.95%) Windows XP
4 15 (14.02%) UNIX
5 14 (13.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (10.28%) Linux
7 5 (4.67%) Mac OS X
8 4 (3.74%) Apple iOS
9 3 (2.80%) Android
10 2 (1.87%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.87%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.93%) MVS
11 1 (0.93%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (28.04%) Migration
2 15 (14.02%) Incident Management
3 14 (13.08%) ITIL
4 12 (11.21%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (5.61%) Service Delivery
6 5 (4.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (4.67%) IT Governance
6 5 (4.67%) Software Distribution
7 4 (3.74%) Software Testing
7 4 (3.74%) Workflow
8 3 (2.80%) Validation
8 3 (2.80%) Configuration Management
8 3 (2.80%) OOP
8 3 (2.80%) ERP
8 3 (2.80%) Responsive Web Design
9 2 (1.87%) Waterfall
9 2 (1.87%) BDD
9 2 (1.87%) Unit Testing
9 2 (1.87%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (1.87%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (16.82%) PowerShell
2 14 (13.08%) SQL
3 11 (10.28%) VBScript
4 6 (5.61%) C#
4 6 (5.61%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.80%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (14.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (4.67%) MCSE
2 5 (4.67%) Degree
3 4 (3.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (3.74%) ISEB
4 3 (2.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.87%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.87%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.87%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.67%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.80%) SLA
2 3 (2.80%) TickIT
3 2 (1.87%) WAI
System Software
1 46 (42.99%) Active Directory
2 10 (9.35%) XenApp
3 7 (6.54%) XenDesktop
4 3 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.87%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.93%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.93%) vSphere
6 1 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.93%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (13.08%) SCCM
2 4 (3.74%) Control-M
3 1 (0.93%) WSUS
3 1 (0.93%) SCOM
3 1 (0.93%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 1 (0.93%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 50 (46.73%) Microsoft
2 20 (18.69%) VMware
3 17 (15.89%) Remedy
4 14 (13.08%) Oracle
5 11 (10.28%) Citrix
6 8 (7.48%) Cisco
7 6 (5.61%) HP
8 3 (2.80%) JD Edwards
9 2 (1.87%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.87%) Siemens
10 1 (0.93%) Lotus
10 1 (0.93%) Symantec
10 1 (0.93%) Teradata
10 1 (0.93%) Computacenter
10 1 (0.93%) Veeam
10 1 (0.93%) Open-E
10 1 (0.93%) Dell
10 1 (0.93%) NetApp
10 1 (0.93%) IBM
10 1 (0.93%) Cognos