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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 54 63 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 17.88% 20.66% 21.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 65.85% 76.83% 76.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 17 2
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£170 £270 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.03% +1.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £77 £168 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £368 £341
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 27
Average hourly rate £10.44 £13.25 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.20% -51.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.98 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £27.95 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%
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
82 82 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 27.15% 26.89% 27.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 32 15
Average daily rate £325 £275 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £81 £150 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 27
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.75 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £29.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.35 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+0.97% -6.96%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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 26 February 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 -4 26 £300 +11.11% 10
Kegworth 0 8 £79 -
Hinckley +1 3 £200 -
Loughborough - 3 - -
Coalville - - - -
Windows
East Midlands

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 47 (44.76%) Microsoft
2 40 (38.10%) Active Directory
3 32 (30.48%) Windows 7
4 29 (27.62%) MS Excel
5 27 (25.71%) MS Office
6 25 (23.81%) SQL Server
7 19 (18.10%) Remedy
8 18 (17.14%) Migration
9 17 (16.19%) VMware
10 16 (15.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (15.24%) SQL
11 15 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
12 14 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
13 13 (12.38%) Windows XP
14 12 (11.43%) C#
14 12 (11.43%) Incident Management
14 12 (11.43%) SCCM
15 11 (10.48%) MS Exchange
15 11 (10.48%) LAN
15 11 (10.48%) WAN
15 11 (10.48%) TCP/IP
16 10 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
16 10 (9.52%) PowerShell
16 10 (9.52%) Retail
17 9 (8.57%) Finance
17 9 (8.57%) ITIL
18 8 (7.62%) Linux
18 8 (7.62%) Workflow
18 8 (7.62%) Disaster Recovery

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 11 (10.48%) MS Exchange
2 7 (6.67%) IIS
3 6 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (4.76%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.90%) CMS
7 2 (1.90%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.90%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.90%) Kentico
7 2 (1.90%) SAS
7 2 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.95%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.95%) Apache
8 1 (0.95%) Lync
8 1 (0.95%) LiveLink
Applications
1 29 (27.62%) MS Excel
2 27 (25.71%) MS Office
3 14 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.48%) LAN
1 11 (10.48%) WAN
1 11 (10.48%) TCP/IP
2 7 (6.67%) DNS
2 7 (6.67%) Firewall
2 7 (6.67%) VoIP
3 5 (4.76%) SAN
4 4 (3.81%) Wireless
4 4 (3.81%) VLAN
4 4 (3.81%) Internet
5 3 (2.86%) DHCP
5 3 (2.86%) HTTP
6 2 (1.90%) Kerberos
6 2 (1.90%) FTP
6 2 (1.90%) LDAP
6 2 (1.90%) IPsec
6 2 (1.90%) NAS
7 1 (0.95%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.95%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (0.95%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.90%) DB2
3 2 (1.90%) MS Access
3 2 (1.90%) DTS
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.95%) Informix
4 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (5.71%) 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 10 (9.52%) Retail
2 9 (8.57%) Finance
3 3 (2.86%) Banking
4 2 (1.90%) Law
4 2 (1.90%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.90%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 23 (21.90%) Analyst
2 12 (11.43%) Developer
2 12 (11.43%) 1st Line Support
2 12 (11.43%) Service Analyst
3 9 (8.57%) Desktop Support
3 9 (8.57%) 3rd Line Support
4 8 (7.62%) IT Support
5 6 (5.71%) Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (4.76%) Administrator
7 4 (3.81%) Support Specialist
7 4 (3.81%) Support Analyst
7 4 (3.81%) DBA
7 4 (3.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (3.81%) Help Desk Support
8 3 (2.86%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (2.86%) Rollout Engineer
8 3 (2.86%) Desktop Analyst
8 3 (2.86%) SQL DBA
8 3 (2.86%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.67%) HTML
1 7 (6.67%) .NET
1 7 (6.67%) CSS
2 6 (5.71%) XML
2 6 (5.71%) Ajax
3 5 (4.76%) Web Services
4 4 (3.81%) LINQ
4 4 (3.81%) jQuery
4 4 (3.81%) ASP.NET
4 4 (3.81%) JSON
4 4 (3.81%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 3 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 3 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (2.86%) Servlets
5 3 (2.86%) XSLT
5 3 (2.86%) CORBA
5 3 (2.86%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.90%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 2 (1.90%) ASP.NET 2.0
6 2 (1.90%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.81%) EPoS
1 4 (3.81%) Thin Client
1 4 (3.81%) Smartphone
1 4 (3.81%) Fat Client
2 3 (2.86%) Statistics
2 3 (2.86%) Blackberry
2 3 (2.86%) Mainframe
2 3 (2.86%) Clustering
2 3 (2.86%) Client/Server
2 3 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.90%) PKI
4 1 (0.95%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.95%) iPhone
4 1 (0.95%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 32 (30.48%) Windows 7
2 16 (15.24%) Windows Server 2012
3 15 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (12.38%) Windows XP
5 10 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (7.62%) Linux
7 5 (4.76%) Windows 2000 Server
7 5 (4.76%) Windows 8
8 4 (3.81%) UNIX
9 2 (1.90%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.95%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.95%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.95%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (17.14%) Migration
2 12 (11.43%) Incident Management
3 9 (8.57%) ITIL
4 8 (7.62%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (7.62%) Workflow
5 6 (5.71%) OOP
5 6 (5.71%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (5.71%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (4.76%) Software Distribution
6 5 (4.76%) Waterfall
6 5 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (3.81%) OO
7 4 (3.81%) Service Delivery
8 3 (2.86%) Configuration Management
8 3 (2.86%) Validation
8 3 (2.86%) MVC
9 2 (1.90%) TDD
9 2 (1.90%) TOGAF
9 2 (1.90%) ETL
9 2 (1.90%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 16 (15.24%) SQL
2 12 (11.43%) C#
3 10 (9.52%) PowerShell
4 7 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 7 (6.67%) VBScript
5 5 (4.76%) Perl
6 3 (2.86%) Java
6 3 (2.86%) VB
6 3 (2.86%) Smalltalk
6 3 (2.86%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.90%) REXX
7 2 (1.90%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.86%) MCSE
4 2 (1.90%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.95%) MCTS
5 1 (0.95%) MCITP
5 1 (0.95%) Degree
5 1 (0.95%) Dell Certification
5 1 (0.95%) DCSE
5 1 (0.95%) VCP4
5 1 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.86%) SLA
1 3 (2.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 3 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.90%) WAI
System Software
1 40 (38.10%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.67%) Hyper-V
3 5 (4.76%) XenApp
4 4 (3.81%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.95%) vSphere
5 1 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (11.43%) SCCM
2 2 (1.90%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.95%) Control-M
3 1 (0.95%) SCOM
Vendors
1 47 (44.76%) Microsoft
2 19 (18.10%) Remedy
3 17 (16.19%) VMware
4 7 (6.67%) Cisco
4 7 (6.67%) Citrix
5 4 (3.81%) Oracle
6 3 (2.86%) HP
6 3 (2.86%) Dell
7 2 (1.90%) NetApp
7 2 (1.90%) Veeam
8 1 (0.95%) Open-E
8 1 (0.95%) Computacenter
8 1 (0.95%) LANDesk
8 1 (0.95%) Novell
8 1 (0.95%) Lotus
8 1 (0.95%) Apple
8 1 (0.95%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.95%) Symantec
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