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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 13 2
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows 16 6 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 22.22% 6.52% 38.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 88.89% 54.55% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 1
Average daily rate £300 £350 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -21.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £295
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 15
Average hourly rate £38.00 £25.45 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.31% +69.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £13.49 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.90 £31.12 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.69%
Windows
Lancashire

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
18 11 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 25.00% 11.96% 41.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 1
Average daily rate £255 £391 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.82% -12.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £307
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +9.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 16
Average hourly rate £20.00 £32.54 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.53% +116.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 9 February 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Preston

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Preston region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Preston

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 8 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 7 (29.17%) Oracle
2 7 (29.17%) Visual Studio
2 7 (29.17%) Unix
2 7 (29.17%) VMware
2 7 (29.17%) Software Engineering
2 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
3 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (25.00%) Finance
3 6 (25.00%) UML
3 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 6 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
4 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (20.83%) C#
4 5 (20.83%) Manufacturing
4 5 (20.83%) Programme Management
4 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (20.83%) Integration Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Unit Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 4 (16.67%) .NET
5 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 4 (16.67%) ClearCase
5 4 (16.67%) Ada
5 4 (16.67%) Linux
5 4 (16.67%) DNS
5 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 4 (16.67%) Oracle Database

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 1 (4.17%) Apache
1 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.17%) Node.js
1 1 (4.17%) SAS
1 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (12.50%) MS Office
3 1 (4.17%) Doxygen
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) DNS
2 3 (12.50%) DHCP
3 2 (8.33%) Firewall
3 2 (8.33%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (4.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle Database
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) RDBMS
2 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.17%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (4.17%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (4.17%) DB2
3 1 (4.17%) MySQL
3 1 (4.17%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 7 (29.17%) Visual Studio
2 6 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (16.67%) ClearCase
3 4 (16.67%) VectorCAST
4 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (8.33%) ClearQuest
5 2 (8.33%) Rational Robot
6 1 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (4.17%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (4.17%) Bower
6 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
6 1 (4.17%) gulp
6 1 (4.17%) InstallShield
6 1 (4.17%) JIRA
6 1 (4.17%) Mercurial
6 1 (4.17%) NuGet
General
1 6 (25.00%) Finance
2 5 (20.83%) Manufacturing
3 3 (12.50%) Military
4 1 (4.17%) Marketing
4 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Developer
2 4 (16.67%) Software Developer
2 4 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Software Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Active Directory Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Ada Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Ada Software Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Server Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) C++ Software Developer
5 1 (4.17%) ICT Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) ICT Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) SAS Administrator
5 1 (4.17%) Systems Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Wintel Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) .NET
2 3 (12.50%) .NET Framework
2 3 (12.50%) XML
3 2 (8.33%) Entity Framework
3 2 (8.33%) WinForms
3 2 (8.33%) WPF
3 2 (8.33%) XSD
3 2 (8.33%) XSLT
4 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (4.17%) HTML
4 1 (4.17%) HTML5
4 1 (4.17%) jQuery
4 1 (4.17%) LAMP
4 1 (4.17%) LINQ
4 1 (4.17%) Middleware
4 1 (4.17%) SAP XI
4 1 (4.17%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.50%) Clustering
3 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.17%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 8 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 7 (29.17%) Unix
3 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (16.67%) Linux
4 4 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 3 (12.50%) Windows 8
5 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (8.33%) Windows XP
7 1 (4.17%) AIX
7 1 (4.17%) HPUX
7 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (4.17%) Solaris
7 1 (4.17%) VMS
7 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Software Engineering
2 6 (25.00%) UML
3 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (20.83%) Integration Testing
3 5 (20.83%) Programme Management
4 4 (16.67%) Unit Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (8.33%) OO
5 2 (8.33%) Project Planning
5 2 (8.33%) SOLID
5 2 (8.33%) TDD
5 2 (8.33%) Time Management
6 1 (4.17%) B2B
6 1 (4.17%) ITIL
6 1 (4.17%) MVC
6 1 (4.17%) OOD
6 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
6 1 (4.17%) Project Management
6 1 (4.17%) RAD
6 1 (4.17%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) C#
2 4 (16.67%) Ada
3 3 (12.50%) C++
3 3 (12.50%) SQL
4 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.17%) Java
4 1 (4.17%) Perl
4 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.17%) VB.NET
4 1 (4.17%) VC++
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
2 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) BC Cleared
System Software
1 6 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 2 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.17%) Terminal Services
4 1 (4.17%) VMware Server
4 1 (4.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) SCCM
1 2 (8.33%) WSUS
2 1 (4.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Oracle
1 7 (29.17%) VMware
2 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.33%) AppSense
3 2 (8.33%) IBM
3 2 (8.33%) Lumension
3 2 (8.33%) Veritas
4 1 (4.17%) Capita
4 1 (4.17%) DevExpress
4 1 (4.17%) Informatica
4 1 (4.17%) NetApp
4 1 (4.17%) SAP
4 1 (4.17%) Sun
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