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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 62 65 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 19.81% 21.31% 19.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 72.09% 79.27% 74.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 20 4
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£158 £233 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.25% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £78 £150 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £351 £278
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 26
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £9.23 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £27.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-4.19% +3.33%
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
86 82 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 27.48% 26.89% 26.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 33 16
Average daily rate £300 £240 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £81 £145 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 26
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.23 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 March 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 March 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 March 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 33 £300 +22.44% 13
Kegworth - 13 £81 -
Hinckley - 3 £200 -
Coalville - - - -
Loughborough - - - -
Lutterworth - - - -
Melton Mowbray - - - -
Windows
East Midlands

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 41 (39.05%) Microsoft
2 40 (38.10%) Active Directory
3 33 (31.43%) MS Excel
4 30 (28.57%) MS Office
5 27 (25.71%) Windows 7
6 26 (24.76%) SQL Server
7 21 (20.00%) Remedy
8 20 (19.05%) Windows XP
8 20 (19.05%) MS PowerPoint
9 17 (16.19%) SQL
10 15 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
11 14 (13.33%) C#
11 14 (13.33%) Incident Management
11 14 (13.33%) VMware
12 13 (12.38%) Migration
13 12 (11.43%) SCCM
14 11 (10.48%) Windows Server 2008
15 10 (9.52%) LAN
15 10 (9.52%) WAN
15 10 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
16 9 (8.57%) MS Exchange
16 9 (8.57%) Linux
16 9 (8.57%) HTML
16 9 (8.57%) CSS
17 8 (7.62%) .NET
17 8 (7.62%) TCP/IP
17 8 (7.62%) Windows Server 2003
17 8 (7.62%) Retail
17 8 (7.62%) Security Cleared
18 7 (6.67%) Hyper-V

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 9 (8.57%) MS Exchange
2 7 (6.67%) IIS
3 5 (4.76%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.90%) CMS
6 2 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.90%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.90%) Kentico
6 2 (1.90%) Lync
7 1 (0.95%) LiveLink
7 1 (0.95%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.95%) Apache
7 1 (0.95%) SAS
Applications
1 33 (31.43%) MS Excel
2 30 (28.57%) MS Office
3 20 (19.05%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.52%) LAN
1 10 (9.52%) WAN
2 8 (7.62%) TCP/IP
3 7 (6.67%) SAN
3 7 (6.67%) Firewall
4 6 (5.71%) VoIP
5 5 (4.76%) DNS
6 3 (2.86%) Wireless
6 3 (2.86%) HTTP
7 2 (1.90%) DHCP
7 2 (1.90%) FTP
7 2 (1.90%) Internet
7 2 (1.90%) VLAN
7 2 (1.90%) NAS
8 1 (0.95%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.95%) Network Security
8 1 (0.95%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.95%) Intranet
8 1 (0.95%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (24.76%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.90%) MS Access
3 2 (1.90%) DTS
3 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.95%) DB2
4 1 (0.95%) Informix
Development Applications
1 7 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.86%) MSTest
2 3 (2.86%) Ant
2 3 (2.86%) PVCS
2 3 (2.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (2.86%) ClearCase
2 3 (2.86%) Subversion
3 2 (1.90%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.95%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.95%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.95%) NUnit
General
1 8 (7.62%) Retail
2 6 (5.71%) Finance
3 3 (2.86%) Banking
4 2 (1.90%) Law
4 2 (1.90%) Back Office
5 1 (0.95%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.95%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 27 (25.71%) Analyst
2 17 (16.19%) Service Analyst
3 16 (15.24%) 1st Line Support
4 14 (13.33%) Developer
5 12 (11.43%) IT Support
6 11 (10.48%) Service Desk Analyst
7 8 (7.62%) 3rd Line Support
7 8 (7.62%) Desktop Support
8 6 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (3.81%) Administrator
9 4 (3.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (3.81%) .NET Developer
9 4 (3.81%) Help Desk Support
9 4 (3.81%) Support Engineer
9 4 (3.81%) DBA
9 4 (3.81%) Support Analyst
10 3 (2.86%) Junior
10 3 (2.86%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 3 (2.86%) Desktop Engineer
10 3 (2.86%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.57%) HTML
1 9 (8.57%) CSS
2 8 (7.62%) .NET
3 6 (5.71%) XML
3 6 (5.71%) Ajax
4 5 (4.76%) Web Services
4 5 (4.76%) ASP.NET
5 4 (3.81%) LINQ
5 4 (3.81%) jQuery
5 4 (3.81%) JSON
5 4 (3.81%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 3 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 3 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (2.86%) .NET Framework
6 3 (2.86%) Servlets
6 3 (2.86%) XSLT
6 3 (2.86%) CORBA
7 2 (1.90%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 2 (1.90%) ASP.NET 2.0
8 1 (0.95%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.81%) Clustering
2 3 (2.86%) Statistics
2 3 (2.86%) EPoS
2 3 (2.86%) Blackberry
2 3 (2.86%) Mainframe
2 3 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.90%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.90%) Fat Client
3 2 (1.90%) Thin Client
3 2 (1.90%) Smartphone
4 1 (0.95%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.95%) iPhone
4 1 (0.95%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 27 (25.71%) Windows 7
2 20 (19.05%) Windows XP
3 15 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (10.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (8.57%) Linux
6 8 (7.62%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (4.76%) Windows 2000 Server
8 4 (3.81%) Windows 8
8 4 (3.81%) UNIX
9 2 (1.90%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.95%) AIX
10 1 (0.95%) Solaris
10 1 (0.95%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.95%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.95%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (13.33%) Incident Management
2 13 (12.38%) Migration
3 7 (6.67%) Workflow
3 7 (6.67%) ITIL
4 6 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (5.71%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (5.71%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (4.76%) Software Distribution
5 5 (4.76%) Waterfall
5 5 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (4.76%) OOP
6 4 (3.81%) Service Delivery
7 3 (2.86%) MVC
7 3 (2.86%) Validation
7 3 (2.86%) OO
7 3 (2.86%) Configuration Management
8 2 (1.90%) Project Management
8 2 (1.90%) ETL
8 2 (1.90%) TDD
8 2 (1.90%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 17 (16.19%) SQL
2 14 (13.33%) C#
3 7 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 6 (5.71%) PowerShell
5 5 (4.76%) Perl
5 5 (4.76%) VBScript
5 5 (4.76%) VB
6 3 (2.86%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.86%) Java
6 3 (2.86%) Smalltalk
7 2 (1.90%) REXX
7 2 (1.90%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.90%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (7.62%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.86%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.90%) MCSE
4 2 (1.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (1.90%) Degree
5 1 (0.95%) NVQ Level 3
5 1 (0.95%) MCTS
5 1 (0.95%) MCITP
5 1 (0.95%) MCSA
5 1 (0.95%) Dell Certification
5 1 (0.95%) MCP
5 1 (0.95%) DCSE
5 1 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.86%) SLA
3 2 (1.90%) WAI
4 1 (0.95%) QA
System Software
1 40 (38.10%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.67%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.86%) XenApp
4 2 (1.90%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.95%) NFS
5 1 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.95%) vSphere
5 1 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (11.43%) SCCM
2 2 (1.90%) SCOM
2 2 (1.90%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 41 (39.05%) Microsoft
2 21 (20.00%) Remedy
3 14 (13.33%) VMware
4 6 (5.71%) Cisco
5 5 (4.76%) Citrix
6 4 (3.81%) NetApp
6 4 (3.81%) HP
7 3 (2.86%) Dell
8 2 (1.90%) IBM
8 2 (1.90%) Veeam
8 2 (1.90%) Oracle
9 1 (0.95%) 3PAR
9 1 (0.95%) Open-E
9 1 (0.95%) Sophos
9 1 (0.95%) Blue Coat
9 1 (0.95%) Computacenter
9 1 (0.95%) Brocade
9 1 (0.95%) LANDesk
9 1 (0.95%) EMC
9 1 (0.95%) Novell
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