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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 12 4
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows 63 41 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 22.18% 13.49% 19.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 74.12% 78.85% 76.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 19 13
Average daily rate
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£225 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £147 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £310 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £313 £310
% change year-on-year
-2.40% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 8 31
Average hourly rate £20.00 £11.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.21% -66.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.82 £9.76 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £20.30 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
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
85 52 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 29.93% 17.11% 25.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 23 27
Average daily rate £275 £275 £275
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £144 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £350 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 33
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -62.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.94 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.85 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.95% -6.76%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +13 37 £225 +18.42% 9
Coalville - 4 - -
Loughborough - 3 £200 - 1
Lutterworth - - - - 2
Market Harborough - - - -
Hinckley - - - - 1
Windows
East Midlands

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 65 (48.51%) Windows 7
2 61 (45.52%) Active Directory
3 55 (41.04%) Microsoft
4 35 (26.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 35 (26.12%) Migration
5 30 (22.39%) Windows XP
6 28 (20.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 27 (20.15%) MS Office
8 23 (17.16%) Citrix
9 22 (16.42%) ITIL
10 21 (15.67%) MS Excel
11 19 (14.18%) XenApp
12 18 (13.43%) VMware
13 17 (12.69%) SCCM
13 17 (12.69%) LAN
14 16 (11.94%) WAN
14 16 (11.94%) PowerShell
15 15 (11.19%) XenDesktop
15 15 (11.19%) UNIX
15 15 (11.19%) Oracle
15 15 (11.19%) SQL Server
16 14 (10.45%) Finance
17 13 (9.70%) SQL
17 13 (9.70%) Windows Server 2012
18 12 (8.96%) Remedy
19 11 (8.21%) Thin Client
19 11 (8.21%) TCP/IP
19 11 (8.21%) Incident Management
19 11 (8.21%) Fat Client
20 10 (7.46%) C#

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 7 (5.22%) SharePoint
1 7 (5.22%) MS Exchange
1 7 (5.22%) Lync
2 5 (3.73%) IIS
3 4 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.24%) SAS
5 2 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.49%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.49%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.75%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.75%) Site Server
Applications
1 27 (20.15%) MS Office
2 21 (15.67%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.99%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.99%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 3 (2.24%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.49%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (1.49%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.49%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (1.49%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.49%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.75%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (12.69%) LAN
2 16 (11.94%) WAN
3 11 (8.21%) TCP/IP
4 8 (5.97%) DNS
4 8 (5.97%) Internet
5 7 (5.22%) Firewall
6 6 (4.48%) Wireless
6 6 (4.48%) IPsec
6 6 (4.48%) LDAP
6 6 (4.48%) Kerberos
7 2 (1.49%) DHCP
7 2 (1.49%) Network Security
7 2 (1.49%) SAN
7 2 (1.49%) Modbus
7 2 (1.49%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.75%) NAS
8 1 (0.75%) PABX
8 1 (0.75%) VLAN
8 1 (0.75%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.19%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.48%) Oracle Database 10g
2 6 (4.48%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.24%) DB2
4 2 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.49%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (3.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (2.99%) NUnit
2 4 (2.99%) Moq
3 2 (1.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (10.45%) Finance
2 4 (2.99%) Retail
3 3 (2.24%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.49%) Local Government
5 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 31 (23.13%) Analyst
2 19 (14.18%) Developer
3 10 (7.46%) 2nd Line Support
4 8 (5.97%) 3rd Line Support
5 7 (5.22%) Support Engineer
5 7 (5.22%) C# Developer
5 7 (5.22%) Support Analyst
5 7 (5.22%) Deployment Engineer
5 7 (5.22%) IT Support
6 6 (4.48%) Active Directory Specialist
6 6 (4.48%) Technical Analyst
6 6 (4.48%) Desktop Engineer
6 6 (4.48%) Test Analyst
7 5 (3.73%) Desktop Support
7 5 (3.73%) Support Technician
7 5 (3.73%) .NET Developer
7 5 (3.73%) C++ Developer
7 5 (3.73%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (2.99%) Administrator
8 4 (2.99%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.46%) .NET
2 7 (5.22%) Application Packaging
3 6 (4.48%) HTML
4 5 (3.73%) ASP.NET
5 4 (2.99%) NHibernate
5 4 (2.99%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (2.99%) StructureMap
6 3 (2.24%) CSS3
6 3 (2.24%) HTML5
6 3 (2.24%) DHTML
6 3 (2.24%) CSS
6 3 (2.24%) XML
6 3 (2.24%) XSLT
7 2 (1.49%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.21%) Thin Client
1 11 (8.21%) Fat Client
2 6 (4.48%) PKI
3 5 (3.73%) Smartphone
4 4 (2.99%) Inversion of Control
5 3 (2.24%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.24%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.24%) Smartcard
6 2 (1.49%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.49%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.49%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.75%) EPoS
7 1 (0.75%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 65 (48.51%) Windows 7
2 35 (26.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (22.39%) Windows XP
4 28 (20.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (11.19%) UNIX
6 13 (9.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (7.46%) Linux
8 8 (5.97%) Windows 8
9 5 (3.73%) Mac OS X
10 3 (2.24%) Android
10 3 (2.24%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.49%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.75%) MVS
12 1 (0.75%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.75%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.75%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (26.12%) Migration
2 22 (16.42%) ITIL
3 11 (8.21%) Incident Management
4 6 (4.48%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (4.48%) Project Management
4 6 (4.48%) Service Delivery
5 5 (3.73%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (2.99%) MVC
6 4 (2.99%) ERP
6 4 (2.99%) Software Testing
6 4 (2.99%) Scrum
6 4 (2.99%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (2.24%) Configuration Management
7 3 (2.24%) IT Governance
7 3 (2.24%) Responsive Web Design
7 3 (2.24%) ITSM
8 2 (1.49%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (1.49%) PRINCE2
8 2 (1.49%) Line Management
8 2 (1.49%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 16 (11.94%) PowerShell
2 13 (9.70%) SQL
3 10 (7.46%) C#
4 7 (5.22%) VBScript
5 6 (4.48%) JavaScript
6 5 (3.73%) C++
7 3 (2.24%) VB
8 2 (1.49%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.75%) VB6
9 1 (0.75%) VBA
9 1 (0.75%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (5.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (4.48%) Degree
3 5 (3.73%) MCSE
4 4 (2.99%) ISEB
4 4 (2.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (2.99%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.99%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.49%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.73%) ISO 9001
2 4 (2.99%) SLA
3 3 (2.24%) TickIT
4 2 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 61 (45.52%) Active Directory
2 19 (14.18%) XenApp
3 15 (11.19%) XenDesktop
4 4 (2.99%) VMware ESX
5 3 (2.24%) XenServer
6 2 (1.49%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.75%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (12.69%) SCCM
2 4 (2.99%) Control-M
3 2 (1.49%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.75%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 1 (0.75%) WSUS
4 1 (0.75%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 55 (41.04%) Microsoft
2 23 (17.16%) Citrix
3 18 (13.43%) VMware
4 15 (11.19%) Oracle
5 12 (8.96%) Remedy
6 9 (6.72%) Cisco
7 7 (5.22%) HP
8 4 (2.99%) JD Edwards
9 3 (2.24%) Lotus
10 2 (1.49%) Siemens
10 2 (1.49%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.49%) IBM
10 2 (1.49%) Northgate
10 2 (1.49%) LANDesk
11 1 (0.75%) Veeam
11 1 (0.75%) Teradata
11 1 (0.75%) Cognos
11 1 (0.75%) Dell
11 1 (0.75%) EMC
11 1 (0.75%) Symantec