The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Preston region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 26 November 2014 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 5 17
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +12
Contract jobs citing Windows 15 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 15.00% 9.68% 3.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.00% 75.00% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
Average daily rate
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£255 - £170
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £14.63 £18.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Preston region.

Operating Systems Category
Preston
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
30 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 30.00% 12.90% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 0 6
Average daily rate £500 - £170
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £15.25 £18.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.27% +9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Preston

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

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Preston

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Preston

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Preston region over the 3 months to 26 November 2014.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Preston

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Preston 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 20 (60.61%) Windows 7
2 18 (54.55%) MS Office
3 17 (51.52%) Windows XP
3 17 (51.52%) Microsoft
3 17 (51.52%) Citrix
4 15 (45.45%) Software Deployment
4 15 (45.45%) Windows Vista
4 15 (45.45%) SC Cleared
4 15 (45.45%) Security Cleared
5 14 (42.42%) SCCM
5 14 (42.42%) Blackberry
6 13 (39.39%) SLA
7 12 (36.36%) Microsoft App-V
7 12 (36.36%) AppSense
8 11 (33.33%) Active Directory
8 11 (33.33%) CA
8 11 (33.33%) Lumension
9 7 (21.21%) Migration
10 4 (12.12%) VMware
10 4 (12.12%) TQM
10 4 (12.12%) Data Migration
11 3 (9.09%) Data Integration
11 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (9.09%) Replication
11 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (9.09%) DHCP
11 3 (9.09%) DNS
11 3 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (9.09%) SQL Server

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Preston 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 (6.06%) IIS
1 2 (6.06%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.03%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 18 (54.55%) MS Office
2 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) DHCP
1 3 (9.09%) DNS
2 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.06%) WAN
2 2 (6.06%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (3.03%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (3.03%) NAS
3 1 (3.03%) Firewall
3 1 (3.03%) MPLS
3 1 (3.03%) SAN
3 1 (3.03%) ADSL
3 1 (3.03%) LAN
3 1 (3.03%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.03%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 14 (42.42%) Desktop Support
2 13 (39.39%) Support Engineer
3 8 (24.24%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 8 (24.24%) Desktop Engineer
4 6 (18.18%) Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Desktop Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Support Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Technical Support
7 2 (6.06%) Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Support Specialist
7 2 (6.06%) Technical Specialist
7 2 (6.06%) Data Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Windows Support Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Technical Support Specialist
8 1 (3.03%) Cisco Specialist
8 1 (3.03%) Designer
8 1 (3.03%) Desktop Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) Classic ASP
1 2 (6.06%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (42.42%) Blackberry
2 3 (9.09%) Data Integration
2 3 (9.09%) Replication
3 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 20 (60.61%) Windows 7
2 17 (51.52%) Windows XP
3 15 (45.45%) Windows Vista
4 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (45.45%) Software Deployment
2 7 (21.21%) Migration
3 4 (12.12%) TQM
3 4 (12.12%) Data Migration
4 3 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (9.09%) ITIL
5 2 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.03%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.03%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (45.45%) SC Cleared
1 15 (45.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (39.39%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (36.36%) Microsoft App-V
2 11 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.03%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (42.42%) SCCM
2 2 (6.06%) NetBackup
2 2 (6.06%) Backup Exec
2 2 (6.06%) HP SIM
3 1 (3.03%) SCOM
3 1 (3.03%) SCOrch
3 1 (3.03%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 17 (51.52%) Microsoft
1 17 (51.52%) Citrix
2 12 (36.36%) AppSense
3 11 (33.33%) CA
3 11 (33.33%) Lumension
4 4 (12.12%) VMware
5 2 (6.06%) Remedy
5 2 (6.06%) SolarWinds
5 2 (6.06%) Infor
6 1 (3.03%) F5
6 1 (3.03%) Fortinet
6 1 (3.03%) NetApp
6 1 (3.03%) Lotus
6 1 (3.03%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.03%) Cisco