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 27 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 64 73 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 21.55% 21.92% 16.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 85.33% 83.91% 82.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 25 6
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £81 £153 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £362 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £318
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -5.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 19 19
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £9.28 £10.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.00 £15.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.45
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -2.91%
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
75 87 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 25.25% 26.13% 19.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 36 11
Average daily rate £295 £275 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.27% -18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £81 £150 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £370 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 19 19
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +6.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.21 £9.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.25 £20.00 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 27 May 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
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 27 May 2015.

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 27 May 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 41 £328 +14.91% 5
Kegworth - 6 £81 -
Loughborough +2 1 - -
Windows
East Midlands

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (38.98%) Microsoft
2 42 (35.59%) Active Directory
3 34 (28.81%) SQL Server
4 33 (27.97%) MS Excel
5 29 (24.58%) MS Office
6 26 (22.03%) Windows XP
7 21 (17.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (16.95%) SQL
9 17 (14.41%) Incident Management
9 17 (14.41%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (13.56%) Windows 7
10 16 (13.56%) MS PowerPoint
11 15 (12.71%) Migration
11 15 (12.71%) Remedy
11 15 (12.71%) Windows Server 2003
12 14 (11.86%) NetApp
13 13 (11.02%) SAN
13 13 (11.02%) Disaster Recovery
13 13 (11.02%) C#
13 13 (11.02%) HP
14 12 (10.17%) Clustering
15 11 (9.32%) VMware
15 11 (9.32%) Security Cleared
16 10 (8.47%) Finance
16 10 (8.47%) SLA
16 10 (8.47%) VoIP
16 10 (8.47%) Linux
17 9 (7.63%) DNS
18 8 (6.78%) PBX
18 8 (6.78%) ITIL

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 6 (5.08%) IIS
1 6 (5.08%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.39%) IBM Notes
2 4 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (2.54%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.54%) Lync
3 3 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.54%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.85%) Apache
5 1 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 33 (27.97%) MS Excel
2 29 (24.58%) MS Office
3 16 (13.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (5.08%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.85%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.02%) SAN
2 10 (8.47%) VoIP
3 9 (7.63%) DNS
4 8 (6.78%) PBX
5 7 (5.93%) WAN
5 7 (5.93%) Bluetooth
5 7 (5.93%) LAN
5 7 (5.93%) TCP/IP
5 7 (5.93%) ZigBee
6 6 (5.08%) CTI
6 6 (5.08%) Firewall
7 4 (3.39%) NAS
8 3 (2.54%) DHCP
8 3 (2.54%) HTTP
9 2 (1.69%) VPN
9 2 (1.69%) Network Security
9 2 (1.69%) Internet
10 1 (0.85%) Skype
10 1 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (28.81%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.24%) SQLite
3 3 (2.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.69%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.85%) Informix
Development Applications
1 7 (5.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.54%) MSTest
2 3 (2.54%) Subversion
2 3 (2.54%) Ant
2 3 (2.54%) PVCS
2 3 (2.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (2.54%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.85%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.85%) NUnit
General
1 10 (8.47%) Finance
2 8 (6.78%) Banking
3 6 (5.08%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.69%) Back Office
4 2 (1.69%) Law
4 2 (1.69%) Retail
4 2 (1.69%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.85%) Marketing
5 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.85%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 31 (26.27%) Analyst
2 22 (18.64%) Service Analyst
3 20 (16.95%) Developer
4 18 (15.25%) Service Desk Analyst
5 13 (11.02%) 1st Line Support
6 10 (8.47%) IT Support
7 8 (6.78%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (5.08%) Desktop Support
8 6 (5.08%) Storage Specialist
8 6 (5.08%) Server Specialist
9 5 (4.24%) VoIP Engineer
9 5 (4.24%) C++ Developer
9 5 (4.24%) Help Desk Support
9 5 (4.24%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (4.24%) Applications Developer
9 5 (4.24%) Administrator
9 5 (4.24%) Senior VoIP Engineer
10 4 (3.39%) VMware Engineer
10 4 (3.39%) Qt Developer
10 4 (3.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.78%) CSS
1 8 (6.78%) RESTful
2 7 (5.93%) QML
2 7 (5.93%) HTML
2 7 (5.93%) .NET
2 7 (5.93%) Qt
3 5 (4.24%) jQuery
3 5 (4.24%) XML
4 4 (3.39%) ASP.NET
4 4 (3.39%) Web Services
4 4 (3.39%) LINQ
4 4 (3.39%) Ajax
4 4 (3.39%) JSON
4 4 (3.39%) Entity Framework
5 3 (2.54%) .NET Framework
5 3 (2.54%) Servlets
5 3 (2.54%) XSLT
5 3 (2.54%) CORBA
6 2 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.85%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.17%) Clustering
2 6 (5.08%) Hedge funds
3 4 (3.39%) Smart Meter
4 3 (2.54%) Statistics
4 3 (2.54%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.69%) EPoS
5 2 (1.69%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.85%) DTV
6 1 (0.85%) AS400
6 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.85%) iPhone
6 1 (0.85%) iPad
6 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.85%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.85%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 26 (22.03%) Windows XP
2 21 (17.80%) Windows Server 2012
3 17 (14.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (13.56%) Windows 7
5 15 (12.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (8.47%) Linux
7 6 (5.08%) Windows 8
8 4 (3.39%) Windows 2000 Server
8 4 (3.39%) UNIX
9 2 (1.69%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.85%) AIX
10 1 (0.85%) Solaris
10 1 (0.85%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.85%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (14.41%) Incident Management
2 15 (12.71%) Migration
3 13 (11.02%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (6.78%) ITIL
5 7 (5.93%) Problem Management
6 6 (5.08%) Coaching
7 5 (4.24%) Change Management
8 4 (3.39%) Workflow
8 4 (3.39%) Project Management
8 4 (3.39%) Waterfall
8 4 (3.39%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (3.39%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (2.54%) Server Building
9 3 (2.54%) OOP
9 3 (2.54%) OO
9 3 (2.54%) Configuration Management
10 2 (1.69%) Service Delivery
10 2 (1.69%) Validation
10 2 (1.69%) MVC
10 2 (1.69%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 20 (16.95%) SQL
2 13 (11.02%) C#
3 7 (5.93%) C++
4 6 (5.08%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.24%) Perl
6 4 (3.39%) Shell Script
6 4 (3.39%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.54%) Smalltalk
7 3 (2.54%) Java
7 3 (2.54%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.54%) VB
8 2 (1.69%) VBA
8 2 (1.69%) REXX
Qualifications
1 11 (9.32%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (3.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (3.39%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.69%) Degree
4 2 (1.69%) MCSE
5 1 (0.85%) MCSA
5 1 (0.85%) Dell Certification
5 1 (0.85%) NVQ Level 3
5 1 (0.85%) MCTS
5 1 (0.85%) MCITP
5 1 (0.85%) MCP
5 1 (0.85%) DCSE
5 1 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.47%) SLA
2 5 (4.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 42 (35.59%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.08%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.85%) NFS
4 1 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.85%) XenApp
4 1 (0.85%) DFS Replication
4 1 (0.85%) vSphere
4 1 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (4.24%) SCCM
2 3 (2.54%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (1.69%) SCOM
3 2 (1.69%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.85%) WSUS
4 1 (0.85%) MAILsweeper
4 1 (0.85%) DameWare
4 1 (0.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 46 (38.98%) Microsoft
2 15 (12.71%) Remedy
3 14 (11.86%) NetApp
4 13 (11.02%) HP
5 11 (9.32%) VMware
6 5 (4.24%) Cisco
7 4 (3.39%) Lotus
7 4 (3.39%) Citrix
7 4 (3.39%) Veeam
8 3 (2.54%) LANDesk
9 2 (1.69%) Blue Coat
9 2 (1.69%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.69%) Adobe
9 2 (1.69%) Sun
9 2 (1.69%) IBM
9 2 (1.69%) Dell
10 1 (0.85%) EMC
10 1 (0.85%) Intel
10 1 (0.85%) Oracle
10 1 (0.85%) SAP
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