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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 3 15
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +12
Contract jobs citing Windows 46 71 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 16.85% 23.20% 9.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 88.46% 78.89% 58.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 28 11
Average daily rate
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£250 £275 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +7.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £168 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £382 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 7
Average hourly rate £12.25 £18.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.94% +63.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.94 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £33.00 £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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
52 90 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 19.05% 29.41% 15.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 39 21
Average daily rate £275 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £185 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 10
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £11.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +16.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.11 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £31.75 £27.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 31 July 2015.

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
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 31 July 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 31 £278 -7.50% 7
Loughborough -3 1 - -
Windows
East Midlands

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 46 (36.80%) Microsoft
2 45 (36.00%) Active Directory
3 42 (33.60%) MS Excel
4 37 (29.60%) Windows XP
5 35 (28.00%) MS Office
6 29 (23.20%) SQL Server
7 19 (15.20%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (14.40%) Migration
8 18 (14.40%) SQL
9 16 (12.80%) SLA
9 16 (12.80%) Windows 7
10 15 (12.00%) MS PowerPoint
10 15 (12.00%) Incident Management
10 15 (12.00%) Remedy
11 14 (11.20%) C#
11 14 (11.20%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (10.40%) Banking
12 13 (10.40%) Windows Server 2003
13 12 (9.60%) Finance
13 12 (9.60%) NetApp
13 12 (9.60%) HP
13 12 (9.60%) Coaching
14 11 (8.80%) Linux
14 11 (8.80%) Disaster Recovery
14 11 (8.80%) RESTful
15 10 (8.00%) ZigBee
15 10 (8.00%) Security Cleared
15 10 (8.00%) C++
15 10 (8.00%) SAN
15 10 (8.00%) Bluetooth

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 7 (5.60%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.00%) IBM Notes
2 5 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (3.20%) IIS
3 4 (3.20%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.40%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (2.40%) Lync
5 2 (1.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.80%) Apache
6 1 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 42 (33.60%) MS Excel
2 35 (28.00%) MS Office
3 15 (12.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (4.80%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.80%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.20%) Office 365
2 1 (0.80%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.00%) Bluetooth
1 10 (8.00%) ZigBee
1 10 (8.00%) SAN
2 9 (7.20%) DNS
2 9 (7.20%) PBX
2 9 (7.20%) VoIP
3 6 (4.80%) Firewall
3 6 (4.80%) CTI
4 4 (3.20%) WAN
4 4 (3.20%) DHCP
4 4 (3.20%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.20%) LAN
5 2 (1.60%) VPN
5 2 (1.60%) Network Security
5 2 (1.60%) NAS
6 1 (0.80%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (0.80%) Skype
6 1 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.80%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.80%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (23.20%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.00%) SQLite
3 3 (2.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.40%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.80%) Informix
Development Applications
1 4 (3.20%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.60%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.80%) MSTest
3 1 (0.80%) NUnit
3 1 (0.80%) Subversion
General
1 13 (10.40%) Banking
2 12 (9.60%) Finance
3 8 (6.40%) Financial Institution
4 7 (5.60%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.80%) Retail
5 1 (0.80%) Marketing
5 1 (0.80%) Back Office
5 1 (0.80%) Electronics
5 1 (0.80%) Law
5 1 (0.80%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 34 (27.20%) Analyst
2 27 (21.60%) Service Analyst
3 24 (19.20%) Service Desk Analyst
4 23 (18.40%) Developer
5 14 (11.20%) 1st Line Support
6 12 (9.60%) 2nd Line Support
7 10 (8.00%) IT Support
8 7 (5.60%) Storage Specialist
9 6 (4.80%) Server Specialist
9 6 (4.80%) Desktop Support
9 6 (4.80%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (4.00%) Applications Developer
10 5 (4.00%) .NET Developer
10 5 (4.00%) C++ Developer
10 5 (4.00%) Support Engineer
10 5 (4.00%) Support Analyst
10 5 (4.00%) Senior VoIP Engineer
10 5 (4.00%) VoIP Engineer
10 5 (4.00%) Help Desk Support
11 4 (3.20%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.80%) RESTful
2 10 (8.00%) Qt
3 8 (6.40%) .NET
3 8 (6.40%) CSS
4 7 (5.60%) HTML
4 7 (5.60%) QML
5 5 (4.00%) ASP.NET
5 5 (4.00%) jQuery
6 3 (2.40%) Middleware
6 3 (2.40%) XML
7 2 (1.60%) Web Services
7 2 (1.60%) Ajax
7 2 (1.60%) LINQ
7 2 (1.60%) JSON
7 2 (1.60%) Akka
7 2 (1.60%) Apache Camel
7 2 (1.60%) Play Framework
7 2 (1.60%) Razor View Engine
7 2 (1.60%) Entity Framework
8 1 (0.80%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.20%) Clustering
2 8 (6.40%) Hedge funds
3 6 (4.80%) Smart Meter
4 4 (3.20%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.40%) Statistics
5 3 (2.40%) EPoS
6 2 (1.60%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.60%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.80%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.80%) DTV
7 1 (0.80%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.80%) AS400
7 1 (0.80%) Replication
7 1 (0.80%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.80%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 37 (29.60%) Windows XP
2 19 (15.20%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (12.80%) Windows 7
4 14 (11.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (10.40%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (8.80%) Linux
7 7 (5.60%) Windows 8
8 5 (4.00%) UNIX
9 3 (2.40%) Android
9 3 (2.40%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.60%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.60%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.80%) AIX
11 1 (0.80%) Solaris
11 1 (0.80%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.80%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.80%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (14.40%) Migration
2 15 (12.00%) Incident Management
3 12 (9.60%) Coaching
4 11 (8.80%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (6.40%) ITIL
6 7 (5.60%) Problem Management
7 5 (4.00%) Change Management
8 4 (3.20%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (3.20%) MVC
8 4 (3.20%) Project Management
9 3 (2.40%) Scrum
9 3 (2.40%) Workflow
9 3 (2.40%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (2.40%) Android Development
9 3 (2.40%) iOS Development
9 3 (2.40%) Mobile Development
10 2 (1.60%) Server Building
10 2 (1.60%) Performance Monitoring
10 2 (1.60%) Web Development
10 2 (1.60%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 18 (14.40%) SQL
2 14 (11.20%) C#
3 10 (8.00%) C++
4 6 (4.80%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.00%) VB
6 4 (3.20%) T-SQL
6 4 (3.20%) VBA
6 4 (3.20%) Shell Script
6 4 (3.20%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.40%) Scala
8 2 (1.60%) VB6
8 2 (1.60%) REXX
8 2 (1.60%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.60%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.20%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (1.60%) Degree
4 1 (0.80%) NVQ Level 3
4 1 (0.80%) MCP
4 1 (0.80%) MCSE
4 1 (0.80%) MCSA
4 1 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.80%) Dell Certification
4 1 (0.80%) IBM Certification
4 1 (0.80%) DCSE
4 1 (0.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (12.80%) SLA
2 2 (1.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.80%) QA
System Software
1 45 (36.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.60%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.80%) XenApp
4 1 (0.80%) DFS Replication
4 1 (0.80%) vSphere
4 1 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.80%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (5.60%) SCCM
2 3 (2.40%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (1.60%) SCOM
3 2 (1.60%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.80%) WSUS
4 1 (0.80%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.80%) MAINVIEW
4 1 (0.80%) Control-M
4 1 (0.80%) MAILsweeper
4 1 (0.80%) DameWare
4 1 (0.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 46 (36.80%) Microsoft
2 15 (12.00%) Remedy
3 12 (9.60%) NetApp
3 12 (9.60%) HP
4 5 (4.00%) Lotus
4 5 (4.00%) Citrix
4 5 (4.00%) VMware
5 4 (3.20%) Cisco
6 3 (2.40%) IBM
6 3 (2.40%) LANDesk
7 2 (1.60%) Veeam
7 2 (1.60%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.60%) Blue Coat
7 2 (1.60%) Brocade
7 2 (1.60%) Oracle
7 2 (1.60%) Dell
7 2 (1.60%) Adobe
7 2 (1.60%) Sun
8 1 (0.80%) BMC
8 1 (0.80%) Apple
Ashby-De-La-Zouch
Greywood Associates Limited
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Posted: 8 days ago