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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 3 12
Rank change year-on-year
0 +9
Contract jobs citing Windows 62 60 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 20.33% 19.29% 11.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 84.93% 78.95% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 24 7
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£263 £280 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £153 £109
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £398 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 13
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.94 £9.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £20.00 £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -6.45%
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
73 76 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 23.93% 24.44% 15.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 35 14
Average daily rate £275 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £171 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £410 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 13
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.94 £9.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £20.00 £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -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 2 July 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 2 July 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 2 July 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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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 +3 42 £278 -7.50% 3
Loughborough -3 1 - -
Kegworth -8 1 £81 -
Windows
East Midlands

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 51 (38.93%) Microsoft
2 47 (35.88%) Active Directory
3 39 (29.77%) MS Excel
4 36 (27.48%) SQL Server
5 35 (26.72%) Windows XP
6 32 (24.43%) MS Office
7 23 (17.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (16.03%) SQL
9 19 (14.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (12.98%) Migration
10 17 (12.98%) Windows Server 2003
11 16 (12.21%) MS PowerPoint
12 15 (11.45%) Incident Management
12 15 (11.45%) Remedy
12 15 (11.45%) C#
12 15 (11.45%) Windows 7
13 14 (10.69%) SLA
13 14 (10.69%) NetApp
13 14 (10.69%) Disaster Recovery
14 13 (9.92%) SAN
15 12 (9.16%) HP
15 12 (9.16%) Clustering
16 11 (8.40%) Finance
16 11 (8.40%) Security Cleared
16 11 (8.40%) DNS
16 11 (8.40%) RESTful
17 10 (7.63%) Qt
17 10 (7.63%) Coaching
17 10 (7.63%) Bluetooth
17 10 (7.63%) C++

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 8 (6.11%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.58%) IIS
3 5 (3.82%) IBM Notes
3 5 (3.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (3.82%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (3.05%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.29%) Lync
5 3 (2.29%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (2.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.76%) Apache
6 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 39 (29.77%) MS Excel
2 32 (24.43%) MS Office
3 16 (12.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (4.58%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.76%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.05%) Office 365
2 1 (0.76%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.92%) SAN
2 11 (8.40%) DNS
3 10 (7.63%) Bluetooth
3 10 (7.63%) ZigBee
4 9 (6.87%) PBX
4 9 (6.87%) VoIP
5 8 (6.11%) WAN
5 8 (6.11%) LAN
5 8 (6.11%) Firewall
6 7 (5.34%) TCP/IP
7 6 (4.58%) CTI
8 4 (3.05%) DHCP
8 4 (3.05%) NAS
9 3 (2.29%) HTTP
10 2 (1.53%) VPN
10 2 (1.53%) Network Security
10 2 (1.53%) Internet
11 1 (0.76%) Skype
11 1 (0.76%) Intranet
11 1 (0.76%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (27.48%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.82%) SQLite
3 3 (2.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.53%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.53%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.76%) Informix
5 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (5.34%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.29%) MSTest
2 3 (2.29%) Subversion
2 3 (2.29%) Ant
2 3 (2.29%) PVCS
2 3 (2.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (2.29%) ClearCase
3 2 (1.53%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.76%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.76%) NUnit
General
1 11 (8.40%) Finance
2 10 (7.63%) Banking
3 7 (5.34%) Financial Institution
4 5 (3.82%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.53%) Retail
5 2 (1.53%) Back Office
6 1 (0.76%) Electronics
6 1 (0.76%) Law
6 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 34 (25.95%) Analyst
2 27 (20.61%) Service Analyst
3 24 (18.32%) Developer
4 23 (17.56%) Service Desk Analyst
5 12 (9.16%) 1st Line Support
6 11 (8.40%) 2nd Line Support
7 10 (7.63%) IT Support
8 6 (4.58%) Server Specialist
8 6 (4.58%) Desktop Support
8 6 (4.58%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (4.58%) Storage Specialist
9 5 (3.82%) VoIP Engineer
9 5 (3.82%) C++ Developer
9 5 (3.82%) Help Desk Support
9 5 (3.82%) Applications Developer
9 5 (3.82%) Administrator
9 5 (3.82%) Support Analyst
9 5 (3.82%) Senior VoIP Engineer
10 4 (3.05%) VMware Engineer
10 4 (3.05%) Qt Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.40%) RESTful
2 10 (7.63%) Qt
3 9 (6.87%) .NET
3 9 (6.87%) CSS
4 8 (6.11%) HTML
5 7 (5.34%) QML
6 6 (4.58%) jQuery
7 5 (3.82%) ASP.NET
7 5 (3.82%) XML
8 4 (3.05%) LINQ
8 4 (3.05%) JSON
8 4 (3.05%) Web Services
8 4 (3.05%) Ajax
8 4 (3.05%) Entity Framework
9 3 (2.29%) .NET Framework
9 3 (2.29%) XSLT
9 3 (2.29%) CORBA
9 3 (2.29%) Middleware
9 3 (2.29%) Servlets
10 2 (1.53%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.16%) Clustering
2 7 (5.34%) Hedge funds
3 6 (4.58%) Smart Meter
4 4 (3.05%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.29%) Statistics
5 3 (2.29%) EPoS
5 3 (2.29%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.29%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.76%) AS400
6 1 (0.76%) Replication
6 1 (0.76%) DTV
6 1 (0.76%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.76%) iPad
6 1 (0.76%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.76%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 35 (26.72%) Windows XP
2 23 (17.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 19 (14.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (12.98%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (11.45%) Windows 7
6 10 (7.63%) Linux
7 7 (5.34%) Windows 8
8 5 (3.82%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (3.05%) UNIX
10 2 (1.53%) Android
10 2 (1.53%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.76%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.76%) AIX
11 1 (0.76%) Solaris
11 1 (0.76%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.76%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (12.98%) Migration
2 15 (11.45%) Incident Management
3 14 (10.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (7.63%) ITIL
4 10 (7.63%) Coaching
5 7 (5.34%) Problem Management
6 5 (3.82%) Change Management
6 5 (3.82%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (3.05%) Project Management
7 4 (3.05%) Workflow
7 4 (3.05%) Waterfall
7 4 (3.05%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (2.29%) MVC
8 3 (2.29%) OOP
8 3 (2.29%) OO
8 3 (2.29%) Configuration Management
8 3 (2.29%) Scrum
8 3 (2.29%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (1.53%) Server Building
9 2 (1.53%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 21 (16.03%) SQL
2 15 (11.45%) C#
3 10 (7.63%) C++
4 7 (5.34%) JavaScript
5 5 (3.82%) Perl
6 4 (3.05%) T-SQL
6 4 (3.05%) VB
6 4 (3.05%) Shell Script
6 4 (3.05%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.29%) Scala
7 3 (2.29%) VBA
7 3 (2.29%) Smalltalk
7 3 (2.29%) Java
8 2 (1.53%) REXX
9 1 (0.76%) VB6
9 1 (0.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (8.40%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.05%) SC Cleared
2 4 (3.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (2.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.53%) MCSE
4 2 (1.53%) Degree
5 1 (0.76%) NVQ Level 3
5 1 (0.76%) MCTS
5 1 (0.76%) MCITP
5 1 (0.76%) MCSA
5 1 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.76%) Dell Certification
5 1 (0.76%) MCP
5 1 (0.76%) DCSE
5 1 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.69%) SLA
2 5 (3.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (2.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.76%) QA
System Software
1 47 (35.88%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.82%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.76%) NFS
4 1 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.76%) XenApp
4 1 (0.76%) DFS Replication
4 1 (0.76%) vSphere
4 1 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (4.58%) SCCM
2 3 (2.29%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (1.53%) SCOM
3 2 (1.53%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.76%) WSUS
4 1 (0.76%) MAILsweeper
4 1 (0.76%) DameWare
4 1 (0.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 51 (38.93%) Microsoft
2 15 (11.45%) Remedy
3 14 (10.69%) NetApp
4 12 (9.16%) HP
5 9 (6.87%) VMware
6 5 (3.82%) Cisco
6 5 (3.82%) Lotus
7 4 (3.05%) Citrix
7 4 (3.05%) Veeam
8 3 (2.29%) LANDesk
9 2 (1.53%) Blue Coat
9 2 (1.53%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.53%) Adobe
9 2 (1.53%) Sun
9 2 (1.53%) IBM
9 2 (1.53%) Dell
10 1 (0.76%) EMC
10 1 (0.76%) Intel
10 1 (0.76%) Oracle
10 1 (0.76%) SAP
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