The first table below looks at the demand for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lincolnshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Lincolnshire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 3 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 18 10 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lincolnshire 25.35% 16.67% 45.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.67% 100.00% 89.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 3
Average daily rate £208 £263 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.95% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £251 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £408 £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 2
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +22.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £17.50 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £17.50 £14.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Lincolnshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
27 10 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lincolnshire 38.03% 16.67% 51.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 4
Average daily rate £250 £263 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £405 £258
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 3
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £17.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.50 £19.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows
East Midlands

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Lincolnshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Lincolnshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Lincolnshire

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Lincolnshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Lincolnshire region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Lincolnshire

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Lincolnshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Lincolnshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Lincolnshire

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Lincolnshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Lincolnshire region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Lincolnshire

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in Lincolnshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Lincolnshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Lincolnshire

Windows
Contract Job Locations in Lincolnshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Lincolnshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Spalding - 5 £165 - 2
Lincoln 0 4 £250 -24.52% 1
Scunthorpe - - - - 2
Barton-upon-Humber - - - -
Grantham - - - -
Windows
East Midlands

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lincolnshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lincolnshire 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 14 (51.85%) Microsoft
1 14 (51.85%) Windows 7
2 8 (29.63%) VLAN
2 8 (29.63%) MS Office
3 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
4 6 (22.22%) Linux
4 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (18.52%) Fat Client
5 5 (18.52%) VMware
5 5 (18.52%) ITIL
5 5 (18.52%) SQL
5 5 (18.52%) SAN
5 5 (18.52%) Thin Client
6 4 (14.81%) Cisco
6 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
6 4 (14.81%) Windows XP
6 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
6 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
7 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (11.11%) LAMP
7 3 (11.11%) Firewall
7 3 (11.11%) Project Management
7 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
7 3 (11.11%) Oracle
7 3 (11.11%) UNIX
8 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
8 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce
8 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
8 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Lincolnshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lincolnshire 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 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (29.63%) MS Office
2 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
3 2 (7.41%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (29.63%) VLAN
2 5 (18.52%) SAN
3 3 (11.11%) Firewall
4 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
4 2 (7.41%) VPN
4 2 (7.41%) DNS
5 1 (3.70%) NAS
5 1 (3.70%) Internet
5 1 (3.70%) LAN
5 1 (3.70%) VoIP
5 1 (3.70%) WAN
5 1 (3.70%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
General
1 1 (3.70%) Billing
1 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Deployment Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Desktop Support
3 4 (14.81%) Support Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (11.11%) Administrator
4 3 (11.11%) Support Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Rollout Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Help Desk Support
5 2 (7.41%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) IT Administrator
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (7.41%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) QA Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Senior QA Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) LAMP
2 2 (7.41%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Fat Client
1 5 (18.52%) Thin Client
2 2 (7.41%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 14 (51.85%) Windows 7
2 6 (22.22%) Linux
2 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (14.81%) Windows XP
3 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (11.11%) UNIX
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.70%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) ITIL
2 3 (11.11%) Project Management
3 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce
3 2 (7.41%) Workflow
3 2 (7.41%) Migration
3 2 (7.41%) Security Management
3 2 (7.41%) Change Management
3 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (7.41%) Supplier Management
3 2 (7.41%) Capacity Management
3 2 (7.41%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (3.70%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
1 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) ISEB
3 1 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) PCI DSS
1 2 (7.41%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.70%) Postfix
4 1 (3.70%) Sendmail
4 1 (3.70%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (7.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (3.70%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 14 (51.85%) Microsoft
2 5 (18.52%) VMware
3 4 (14.81%) Cisco
4 3 (11.11%) Oracle
5 2 (7.41%) Symantec
5 2 (7.41%) Altiris
6 1 (3.70%) Veeam
6 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.70%) Citrix
6 1 (3.70%) IBM
6 1 (3.70%) HP
6 1 (3.70%) Dell