The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Leicestershire region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 15 11
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 69 25 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 22.92% 10.12% 9.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 81.18% 65.79% 61.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 11 3
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.84% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £135 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £300 £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 9 13
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.38 £13.54
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -15.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.94 £9.90 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £12.70 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
85 38 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 28.24% 15.38% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 21 12
Average daily rate £300 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £135 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 10 16
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.69 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.22% -38.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.11 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.75 £13.00 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows
East Midlands

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +11 40 £300 +22.44% 6
Loughborough +2 1 £150 - 3
Ashby-de-la-Zouch - 1 £410 -
Coalville - - - -
Hinckley - - - -
Lutterworth - - - -
Market Harborough - - - -
Windows
East Midlands

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 64 (47.76%) Windows 7
2 57 (42.54%) Microsoft
3 51 (38.06%) Active Directory
4 39 (29.10%) Windows XP
5 38 (28.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (22.39%) Migration
7 28 (20.90%) Windows Server 2003
8 27 (20.15%) Citrix
8 27 (20.15%) MS Office
9 21 (15.67%) SQL
9 21 (15.67%) MS Excel
9 21 (15.67%) VMware
9 21 (15.67%) SCCM
10 20 (14.93%) ITIL
11 17 (12.69%) SQL Server
12 16 (11.94%) XenApp
13 15 (11.19%) Oracle
13 15 (11.19%) C#
13 15 (11.19%) Linux
14 14 (10.45%) UNIX
14 14 (10.45%) .NET
15 13 (9.70%) LAN
16 12 (8.96%) WAN
17 11 (8.21%) User Acceptance Testing
18 10 (7.46%) XenDesktop
18 10 (7.46%) Lync
18 10 (7.46%) Remedy
18 10 (7.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
19 9 (6.72%) Office 365
19 9 (6.72%) Windows 8

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 10 (7.46%) Lync
2 7 (5.22%) IIS
3 5 (3.73%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.73%) MS Exchange
4 4 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.49%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.75%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.75%) Site Server
6 1 (0.75%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 27 (20.15%) MS Office
2 21 (15.67%) MS Excel
3 7 (5.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (5.22%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.49%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (1.49%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.49%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (1.49%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.49%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.75%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 1 (0.75%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.70%) LAN
2 12 (8.96%) WAN
3 6 (4.48%) TCP/IP
4 5 (3.73%) Wireless
5 4 (2.99%) Firewall
5 4 (2.99%) SAN
5 4 (2.99%) Internet
6 3 (2.24%) VoIP
7 2 (1.49%) DHCP
7 2 (1.49%) FTP
7 2 (1.49%) Modbus
7 2 (1.49%) DNS
8 1 (0.75%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.75%) VLAN
8 1 (0.75%) NAS
8 1 (0.75%) PABX
8 1 (0.75%) WLAN
8 1 (0.75%) MPLS
8 1 (0.75%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (12.69%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.99%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.24%) Oracle Database 10g
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%) MS Access
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (7.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (4.48%) NUnit
2 6 (4.48%) Moq
3 3 (2.24%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (3.73%) Finance
2 3 (2.24%) Retail
3 2 (1.49%) Local Government
3 2 (1.49%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.49%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 28 (20.90%) Analyst
2 20 (14.93%) Developer
3 12 (8.96%) Support Engineer
3 12 (8.96%) 2nd Line Support
4 11 (8.21%) Test Analyst
5 10 (7.46%) C# Developer
5 10 (7.46%) Deployment Engineer
6 8 (5.97%) Support Analyst
6 8 (5.97%) IT Support
7 7 (5.22%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (5.22%) .NET Developer
8 6 (4.48%) UAT Analyst
8 6 (4.48%) Desktop Engineer
8 6 (4.48%) UAT Test Analyst
9 5 (3.73%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (3.73%) Team Leader
9 5 (3.73%) C++ Developer
9 5 (3.73%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (3.73%) Desktop Support
9 5 (3.73%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.45%) .NET
2 6 (4.48%) ASP.NET
2 6 (4.48%) NHibernate
2 6 (4.48%) Application Packaging
2 6 (4.48%) ASP.NET MVC
2 6 (4.48%) StructureMap
3 4 (2.99%) HTML
4 3 (2.24%) DHTML
4 3 (2.24%) XML
4 3 (2.24%) XSLT
5 2 (1.49%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.75%) WinForms
6 1 (0.75%) CSS
6 1 (0.75%) CSS3
6 1 (0.75%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.22%) Thin Client
1 7 (5.22%) Fat Client
2 6 (4.48%) Inversion of Control
2 6 (4.48%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.24%) Smartcard
4 2 (1.49%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.49%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.75%) EPoS
5 1 (0.75%) FMCG
5 1 (0.75%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.75%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 64 (47.76%) Windows 7
2 39 (29.10%) Windows XP
3 38 (28.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (20.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (11.19%) Linux
6 14 (10.45%) UNIX
7 9 (6.72%) Windows 8
8 7 (5.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (3.73%) Windows 2000
10 3 (2.24%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.49%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.75%) MVS
12 1 (0.75%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.75%) Android
12 1 (0.75%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.75%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (22.39%) Migration
2 20 (14.93%) ITIL
3 11 (8.21%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (5.97%) Configuration Management
5 7 (5.22%) ITSM
5 7 (5.22%) MVC
5 7 (5.22%) Scrum
5 7 (5.22%) Software Testing
6 6 (4.48%) Project Management
6 6 (4.48%) Service Delivery
7 5 (3.73%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (2.24%) Asset Management
9 2 (1.49%) Test Scripting
9 2 (1.49%) Project Planning
9 2 (1.49%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (1.49%) PRINCE2
9 2 (1.49%) UML
10 1 (0.75%) ERP
10 1 (0.75%) Data Modelling
10 1 (0.75%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 21 (15.67%) SQL
2 15 (11.19%) C#
3 5 (3.73%) C++
4 4 (2.99%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.99%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.24%) C
5 3 (2.24%) VB
6 2 (1.49%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.49%) VBScript
7 1 (0.75%) XAML
7 1 (0.75%) VB6
7 1 (0.75%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (6.72%) Degree
2 7 (5.22%) ISEB
2 7 (5.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (4.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.24%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.24%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.49%) A+ Certification
5 2 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.75%) VCP4
6 1 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.75%) MCSE
6 1 (0.75%) CCNP
6 1 (0.75%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.97%) ISO 9001
2 7 (5.22%) SLA
3 6 (4.48%) TickIT
4 2 (1.49%) QA
4 2 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 51 (38.06%) Active Directory
2 16 (11.94%) XenApp
3 10 (7.46%) XenDesktop
4 4 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (2.24%) XenServer
5 3 (2.24%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.49%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.75%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.75%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (15.67%) SCCM
2 3 (2.24%) SCOM
3 2 (1.49%) Data Guard
3 2 (1.49%) Control-M
4 1 (0.75%) WSUS
Vendors
1 57 (42.54%) Microsoft
2 27 (20.15%) Citrix
3 21 (15.67%) VMware
4 15 (11.19%) Oracle
5 10 (7.46%) Remedy
6 6 (4.48%) HP
7 5 (3.73%) Cisco
8 3 (2.24%) Kaspersky
9 2 (1.49%) Northgate
9 2 (1.49%) LANDesk
9 2 (1.49%) Siemens
9 2 (1.49%) Lotus
10 1 (0.75%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.75%) NetApp
10 1 (0.75%) Sophos
10 1 (0.75%) Teradata
10 1 (0.75%) IBM
10 1 (0.75%) Cognos
10 1 (0.75%) Dell
10 1 (0.75%) EMC
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