The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 7 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lincolnshire 18.42% 17.95% 32.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 77.78% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 8
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£433 £183 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+137.26% -39.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Average hourly rate £17.00 £13.50 £12.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% +7.50%
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 Lincolnshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Lincolnshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
7 9 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lincolnshire 18.42% 23.08% 32.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 8
Average daily rate £433 £125 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+246.40% -50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Average hourly rate £17.00 £13.50 £12.12
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% +11.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -4.32%

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
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
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 27 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
Lincoln -2 1 - - 4
Grantham - 1 - -
Spalding - 1 - -
Barton-upon-Humber - - - -
Scunthorpe - - - - 1
Sleaford - - - -
Windows
East Midlands

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lincolnshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 10 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
3 6 (33.33%) MS Office
3 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 5 (27.78%) ITIL
4 5 (27.78%) Windows XP
4 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (22.22%) WAN
5 4 (22.22%) Apple iOS
5 4 (22.22%) Android
5 4 (22.22%) VMware
5 4 (22.22%) Telemarketing
5 4 (22.22%) Business Development
6 3 (16.67%) Windows 8
6 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (16.67%) LAN
6 3 (16.67%) SQL
6 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (11.11%) A+ Certification
7 2 (11.11%) Apple
7 2 (11.11%) Symantec
7 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
7 2 (11.11%) DNS
7 2 (11.11%) Cisco
7 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (11.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (11.11%) MOS
7 2 (11.11%) MCITP
7 2 (11.11%) Citrix

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Lincolnshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) WAN
2 3 (16.67%) LAN
3 2 (11.11%) DNS
4 1 (5.56%) MPLS
4 1 (5.56%) Firewall
4 1 (5.56%) VLAN
4 1 (5.56%) DHCP
4 1 (5.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 3 (16.67%) IT Support
2 2 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
2 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Support Assistant
2 2 (11.11%) IT Support Assistant
2 2 (11.11%) IT Assistant
3 1 (5.56%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Architect
3 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support
3 1 (5.56%) Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Technical Architect
3 1 (5.56%) Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) DBA
3 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 5 (27.78%) Windows XP
2 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (22.22%) Android
3 4 (22.22%) Apple iOS
4 3 (16.67%) Windows 8
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Vista
6 1 (5.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) ITIL
2 4 (22.22%) Telemarketing
2 4 (22.22%) Business Development
3 2 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.56%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.11%) A+ Certification
2 2 (11.11%) MOS
2 2 (11.11%) MCITP
2 2 (11.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (5.56%) MCSE
System Software
1 10 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 4 (22.22%) VMware
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco
3 2 (11.11%) Citrix
3 2 (11.11%) Apple
3 2 (11.11%) Symantec
4 1 (5.56%) BT
4 1 (5.56%) Mercator
4 1 (5.56%) IBM
4 1 (5.56%) HP
4 1 (5.56%) Altiris
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle