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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 4 13
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +9
Contract jobs citing Windows 44 59 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 14.43% 20.56% 11.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 95.65% 71.08% 72.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 16 15
Average daily rate
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£250 £225 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £163 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £418 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 9
Average hourly rate £12.00 £20.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +81.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.60 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+1.66% +4.00%
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
46 83 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 15.08% 28.92% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 31 20
Average daily rate £250 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £498 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 12
Average hourly rate £12.50 £20.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.05 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 £32.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 28 £275 +22.22% 7
Hinckley - 3 - - 1
Loughborough -1 2 - -
Windows
East Midlands

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 38 (34.23%) Active Directory
2 36 (32.43%) Microsoft
3 32 (28.83%) Windows XP
4 30 (27.03%) MS Excel
5 26 (23.42%) SQL Server
6 23 (20.72%) MS Office
6 23 (20.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (18.92%) Migration
7 21 (18.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (14.41%) SLA
8 16 (14.41%) SAN
9 15 (13.51%) Banking
10 14 (12.61%) RESTful
10 14 (12.61%) C++
10 14 (12.61%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (11.71%) Disaster Recovery
11 13 (11.71%) HP
11 13 (11.71%) Windows 7
11 13 (11.71%) Incident Management
12 12 (10.81%) Telecoms
12 12 (10.81%) NetApp
12 12 (10.81%) DNS
12 12 (10.81%) VMware
12 12 (10.81%) Coaching
13 11 (9.91%) Clustering
13 11 (9.91%) .NET
14 10 (9.01%) MS Exchange
14 10 (9.01%) Bluetooth
14 10 (9.01%) PBX
14 10 (9.01%) Firewall

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 10 (9.01%) MS Exchange
2 7 (6.31%) IBM Notes
2 7 (6.31%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (4.50%) IIS
3 5 (4.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (3.60%) Node.js
5 2 (1.80%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.80%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.90%) Lync
6 1 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 30 (27.03%) MS Excel
2 23 (20.72%) MS Office
3 7 (6.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (5.41%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.90%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.60%) Office 365
2 1 (0.90%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 16 (14.41%) SAN
2 12 (10.81%) DNS
3 10 (9.01%) Bluetooth
3 10 (9.01%) PBX
3 10 (9.01%) Firewall
3 10 (9.01%) ZigBee
4 9 (8.11%) VoIP
5 8 (7.21%) TCP/IP
6 6 (5.41%) CTI
7 4 (3.60%) DHCP
8 3 (2.70%) WAN
8 3 (2.70%) LAN
9 2 (1.80%) VPN
9 2 (1.80%) IPv4
9 2 (1.80%) Network Security
9 2 (1.80%) NAS
9 2 (1.80%) VLAN
10 1 (0.90%) IMAP
10 1 (0.90%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (0.90%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (23.42%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.50%) SQLite
3 4 (3.60%) CouchDB
3 4 (3.60%) MongoDB
3 4 (3.60%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.80%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (1.80%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (13.51%) Banking
2 12 (10.81%) Telecoms
3 10 (9.01%) Finance
4 8 (7.21%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.70%) Retail
6 1 (0.90%) Marketing
6 1 (0.90%) Electronics
6 1 (0.90%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (20.72%) Analyst
2 21 (18.92%) Developer
3 19 (17.12%) Service Analyst
3 19 (17.12%) Service Desk Analyst
4 11 (9.91%) 2nd Line Support
5 9 (8.11%) 1st Line Support
5 9 (8.11%) Systems Engineer
6 8 (7.21%) Applications Developer
7 7 (6.31%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 6 (5.41%) .NET Developer
8 6 (5.41%) Storage Specialist
8 6 (5.41%) Server Specialist
9 5 (4.50%) Senior VoIP Engineer
9 5 (4.50%) Exchange Engineer
9 5 (4.50%) Security Engineer
9 5 (4.50%) VoIP Engineer
9 5 (4.50%) C++ Developer
9 5 (4.50%) Support Engineer
9 5 (4.50%) Desktop Support
9 5 (4.50%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.61%) RESTful
2 11 (9.91%) .NET
3 10 (9.01%) Qt
4 9 (8.11%) HTML
5 7 (6.31%) QML
6 6 (5.41%) Akka
6 6 (5.41%) Play Framework
7 5 (4.50%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (4.50%) ASP.NET
7 5 (4.50%) CSS
8 4 (3.60%) SAML
8 4 (3.60%) AngularJS
8 4 (3.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (3.60%) HTML5
9 3 (2.70%) Middleware
9 3 (2.70%) jQuery
10 2 (1.80%) Apache Camel
10 2 (1.80%) Razor View Engine
11 1 (0.90%) Web Services
11 1 (0.90%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.91%) Clustering
2 8 (7.21%) Hedge funds
3 6 (5.41%) Smart Meter
4 4 (3.60%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.70%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.70%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.80%) EPoS
6 2 (1.80%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.80%) Replication
7 1 (0.90%) DTV
7 1 (0.90%) AS400
7 1 (0.90%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 32 (28.83%) Windows XP
2 23 (20.72%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (18.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (12.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (11.71%) Windows 7
6 8 (7.21%) Linux
7 7 (6.31%) Windows Phone
8 6 (5.41%) UNIX
9 5 (4.50%) Windows 8
10 3 (2.70%) Apple iOS
10 3 (2.70%) Windows NT
10 3 (2.70%) Android
10 3 (2.70%) MVS
11 2 (1.80%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.90%) AIX
12 1 (0.90%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (18.92%) Migration
2 13 (11.71%) Disaster Recovery
2 13 (11.71%) Incident Management
3 12 (10.81%) Coaching
4 9 (8.11%) Change Management
5 8 (7.21%) Problem Management
6 7 (6.31%) ITIL
7 4 (3.60%) Project Management
7 4 (3.60%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (2.70%) Mentoring
8 3 (2.70%) Data Protection
8 3 (2.70%) MVC
8 3 (2.70%) Scrum
9 2 (1.80%) Logistics
9 2 (1.80%) E-Commerce
9 2 (1.80%) Load Balancing
9 2 (1.80%) Android Development
9 2 (1.80%) iOS Development
9 2 (1.80%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (1.80%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 14 (12.61%) C++
2 9 (8.11%) SQL
3 8 (7.21%) C#
4 7 (6.31%) Scala
5 6 (5.41%) PowerShell
6 4 (3.60%) VB
6 4 (3.60%) VBA
7 3 (2.70%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.80%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.80%) VB6
8 2 (1.80%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.90%) PHP
9 1 (0.90%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (6.31%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (1.80%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.90%) Degree
3 1 (0.90%) NVQ Level 3
3 1 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (0.90%) MCP
3 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.90%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (14.41%) SLA
2 3 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.70%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.90%) QA
System Software
1 38 (34.23%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.60%) XenApp
4 3 (2.70%) XenDesktop
4 3 (2.70%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.90%) NFS
6 1 (0.90%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.90%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (9.01%) SCCM
2 3 (2.70%) MAINVIEW
2 3 (2.70%) Control-M
2 3 (2.70%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (0.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.90%) MAILsweeper
3 1 (0.90%) DameWare
3 1 (0.90%) WSUS
3 1 (0.90%) SCOM
3 1 (0.90%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 36 (32.43%) Microsoft
2 13 (11.71%) HP
3 12 (10.81%) NetApp
3 12 (10.81%) VMware
4 9 (8.11%) Remedy
4 9 (8.11%) Citrix
5 7 (6.31%) Lotus
6 6 (5.41%) IBM
7 5 (4.50%) Cisco
7 5 (4.50%) Veeam
8 4 (3.60%) Sophos
8 4 (3.60%) EMC
9 3 (2.70%) Dell
9 3 (2.70%) Meraki
9 3 (2.70%) Altiris
10 2 (1.80%) Blue Coat
10 2 (1.80%) Brocade
10 2 (1.80%) LANDesk
10 2 (1.80%) Adobe
10 2 (1.80%) Sun
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