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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 67 44 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 22.71% 16.54% 18.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 79.76% 64.71% 80.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 26 11
Average daily rate £293 £155 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+88.70% -48.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £75 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £331 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £295
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 20
Average hourly rate £14.25 £11.97 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -7.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £9.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £24.60 £29.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -
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
84 68 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 28.47% 25.56% 23.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 45 24
Average daily rate £250 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £78 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £435 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 20
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £29.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +5 46 £293 +1.73% 7
Kegworth -1 5 £114 +52.00%
Hinckley -3 1 - -
Windows
East Midlands

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (45.05%) SQL Server
1 50 (45.05%) Microsoft
2 48 (43.24%) .NET
3 38 (34.23%) TCP/IP
4 36 (32.43%) Active Directory
4 36 (32.43%) C#
4 36 (32.43%) Windows Server
5 32 (28.83%) SQL
6 29 (26.13%) Oracle
7 28 (25.23%) Visual Studio
8 26 (23.42%) .NET Framework
8 26 (23.42%) High Availability
9 25 (22.52%) Siemens
9 25 (22.52%) Modbus
9 25 (22.52%) Relational Database
10 20 (18.02%) Windows 10
11 19 (17.12%) Windows Server 2012
11 19 (17.12%) Windows Server 2008
12 18 (16.22%) MS Exchange
13 17 (15.32%) VMware
14 15 (13.51%) MS Excel
14 15 (13.51%) AngularJS
15 14 (12.61%) RESTful
15 14 (12.61%) SAN
15 14 (12.61%) HP
16 13 (11.71%) ITIL
16 13 (11.71%) HTML
16 13 (11.71%) PowerShell
16 13 (11.71%) HTML5
16 13 (11.71%) ASP.NET Web API

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 18 (16.22%) MS Exchange
2 12 (10.81%) Node.js
3 10 (9.01%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (9.01%) IIS
3 10 (9.01%) SharePoint
4 8 (7.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 7 (6.31%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (6.31%) IBM Notes
6 5 (4.50%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 15 (13.51%) MS Excel
2 10 (9.01%) MS Office
3 2 (1.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.90%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.90%) IBM PureFlex
1 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 38 (34.23%) TCP/IP
2 25 (22.52%) Modbus
3 14 (12.61%) SAN
4 8 (7.21%) Firewall
5 6 (5.41%) DNS
6 5 (4.50%) LAN
6 5 (4.50%) VPN
7 4 (3.60%) WAN
8 3 (2.70%) DHCP
8 3 (2.70%) Wireless
9 2 (1.80%) IPv4
9 2 (1.80%) PBX
9 2 (1.80%) VLAN
10 1 (0.90%) Bluetooth
10 1 (0.90%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (0.90%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.90%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (45.05%) SQL Server
2 25 (22.52%) Relational Database
3 10 (9.01%) CouchDB
3 10 (9.01%) MongoDB
4 5 (4.50%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (3.60%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.90%) Adabas
7 1 (0.90%) DB2
7 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.90%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 28 (25.23%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.70%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.70%) git-flow
3 2 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.90%) Bower
General
1 11 (9.91%) Finance
1 11 (9.91%) Retail
2 7 (6.31%) Manufacturing
3 5 (4.50%) Banking
3 5 (4.50%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.90%) Back Office
4 1 (0.90%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.90%) French Language
4 1 (0.90%) German Language
4 1 (0.90%) Italian Language
4 1 (0.90%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 47 (42.34%) Developer
2 27 (24.32%) C# Developer
3 26 (23.42%) .NET Developer
4 21 (18.92%) C# .NET Developer
5 11 (9.91%) Applications Developer
5 11 (9.91%) Systems Engineer
6 10 (9.01%) Analyst
6 10 (9.01%) Support Engineer
7 8 (7.21%) Security Engineer
8 7 (6.31%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (6.31%) IT Support
8 7 (6.31%) Oracle Developer
8 7 (6.31%) Senior Security Engineer
8 7 (6.31%) Senior Systems Engineer
9 6 (5.41%) Desktop Support
10 5 (4.50%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
10 5 (4.50%) Support Analyst
11 4 (3.60%) 3rd Line Support
11 4 (3.60%) IT Analyst
11 4 (3.60%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (43.24%) .NET
2 26 (23.42%) .NET Framework
3 15 (13.51%) AngularJS
4 14 (12.61%) RESTful
5 13 (11.71%) ASP.NET Web API
5 13 (11.71%) HTML
5 13 (11.71%) HTML5
6 12 (10.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 10 (9.01%) SAML
8 5 (4.50%) Akka
8 5 (4.50%) Play Framework
9 4 (3.60%) Entity Framework
10 3 (2.70%) LINQ
10 3 (2.70%) REST
10 3 (2.70%) Sass
11 2 (1.80%) QML
11 2 (1.80%) Qt
11 2 (1.80%) Velocity
11 2 (1.80%) WPF
11 2 (1.80%) Xamarin.iOS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.01%) Blackberry
2 8 (7.21%) Clustering
2 8 (7.21%) Mainframe
3 5 (4.50%) Life Science
4 4 (3.60%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.80%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.80%) Replication
6 1 (0.90%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (0.90%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.90%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.90%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.90%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.90%) Fintech
6 1 (0.90%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.90%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.90%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.90%) Robotics
6 1 (0.90%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 36 (32.43%) Windows Server
2 20 (18.02%) Windows 10
3 19 (17.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (17.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (10.81%) Windows Phone
4 12 (10.81%) Windows XP
5 10 (9.01%) Windows 8
6 9 (8.11%) Unix
6 9 (8.11%) Windows 7
7 8 (7.21%) Linux
7 8 (7.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (6.31%) Apple iOS
9 6 (5.41%) MVS
9 6 (5.41%) Windows NT
10 5 (4.50%) Android
11 2 (1.80%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.90%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (23.42%) High Availability
2 13 (11.71%) ITIL
3 11 (9.91%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (9.01%) Logistics
5 9 (8.11%) Change Management
5 9 (8.11%) Migration
6 7 (6.31%) Data Protection
6 7 (6.31%) Incident Management
6 7 (6.31%) Mentoring
6 7 (6.31%) Problem Management
7 4 (3.60%) Scrum
8 3 (2.70%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (2.70%) Configuration Management
8 3 (2.70%) Multithreading
8 3 (2.70%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (2.70%) Responsive Web Design
8 3 (2.70%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (1.80%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (1.80%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (1.80%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 36 (32.43%) C#
2 32 (28.83%) SQL
3 13 (11.71%) PowerShell
4 8 (7.21%) C++
5 6 (5.41%) VBScript
6 5 (4.50%) Scala
7 4 (3.60%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.70%) ECMAScript
8 3 (2.70%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.80%) Java
10 1 (0.90%) C
10 1 (0.90%) JCL
10 1 (0.90%) NATURAL
10 1 (0.90%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (3.60%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.80%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.90%) A+ Certification
4 1 (0.90%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.90%) CCNA
4 1 (0.90%) CCNP
4 1 (0.90%) Degree
4 1 (0.90%) MCSA
4 1 (0.90%) MCSE
4 1 (0.90%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (6.31%) PCI DSS
1 7 (6.31%) SLA
2 6 (5.41%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.80%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.80%) TickIT
System Software
1 36 (32.43%) Active Directory
2 11 (9.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (8.11%) Hyper-V
4 7 (6.31%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.80%) XenApp
6 1 (0.90%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (0.90%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 12 (10.81%) SCCM
2 7 (6.31%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 4 (3.60%) Tivoli
4 3 (2.70%) CA Wily
4 3 (2.70%) Control-M
5 1 (0.90%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.90%) MAINVIEW
5 1 (0.90%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.90%) SCOM
5 1 (0.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.90%) WSUS
Vendors
1 50 (45.05%) Microsoft
2 29 (26.13%) Oracle
3 25 (22.52%) Siemens
4 17 (15.32%) VMware
5 14 (12.61%) HP
6 10 (9.01%) Citrix
6 10 (9.01%) EMC
6 10 (9.01%) IBM
7 9 (8.11%) Dell
8 7 (6.31%) Altiris
8 7 (6.31%) Lotus
9 6 (5.41%) Cisco
10 4 (3.60%) Remedy
11 2 (1.80%) Meraki
11 2 (1.80%) Sophos
11 2 (1.80%) Veeam
11 2 (1.80%) Xamarin
12 1 (0.90%) NetApp
12 1 (0.90%) SolarWinds
12 1 (0.90%) Sun
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