The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Preston region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
Lancashire / Preston
Rank 5 2 14
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +12
Contract jobs citing Windows 19 22 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 20.65% 25.58% 6.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 82.61% 91.67% 54.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 0
Median daily rate £420 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 4
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £19.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% +87.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £20.00 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.85 £41.70 £30.41
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% +6.89%

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
23 24 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 25.00% 27.91% 11.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 3
Median daily rate £431 £375 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.80% -13.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £375 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 4
Median hourly rate £42.50 £20.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+112.50% -31.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £20.00 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.70 £40.00 £32.54
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +6.25%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Preston region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Preston region with a requirement for Windows.

1 12 (52.17%) Linux
2 11 (47.83%) Migration
3 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
4 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
4 9 (39.13%) SC Cleared
4 9 (39.13%) Security Cleared
5 7 (30.43%) DNS
6 6 (26.09%) SQL
6 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
6 6 (26.09%) Visual Studio
6 6 (26.09%) VMware
7 5 (21.74%) Middleware
7 5 (21.74%) Software Engineering
7 5 (21.74%) Windows Server
8 4 (17.39%) Finance
8 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
9 3 (13.04%) MS Office
9 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET
9 3 (13.04%) CSS
9 3 (13.04%) Unix
9 3 (13.04%) AIX
9 3 (13.04%) HPUX
9 3 (13.04%) Solaris
9 3 (13.04%) .NET
9 3 (13.04%) Oracle
9 3 (13.04%) C#
9 3 (13.04%) C++
9 3 (13.04%) HTML
9 3 (13.04%) MVC
9 3 (13.04%) Mainframe

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) IIS
1 1 (4.35%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
2 3 (13.04%) MS Office
3 1 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (30.43%) DNS
2 1 (4.35%) DHCP
2 1 (4.35%) DSL
2 1 (4.35%) Firewall
2 1 (4.35%) Internet
2 1 (4.35%) iSCSI
2 1 (4.35%) MPLS
2 1 (4.35%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (4.35%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database
2 2 (8.70%) RDBMS
2 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (8.70%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Visual Studio
2 2 (8.70%) Mercurial
2 2 (8.70%) Toad
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (4.35%) Subversion
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Banking
2 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.35%) Avionics
3 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Administrator
1 5 (21.74%) Architect
2 3 (13.04%) C++ Software Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Migration Manager
2 3 (13.04%) Migration Project Manager
2 3 (13.04%) Project Manager
2 3 (13.04%) Software Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) .NET Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Data Centre Migration Project Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Data Centre Project Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Data Migration Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Data Migration Project Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (8.70%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle Architect
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle DBA
3 2 (8.70%) Service Architect
3 2 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) Middleware
2 3 (13.04%) .NET
2 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET
2 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (13.04%) CSS
2 3 (13.04%) HTML
2 3 (13.04%) Qt
3 2 (8.70%) .NET Framework
3 2 (8.70%) Ajax
3 2 (8.70%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 2 (8.70%) RESTful
3 2 (8.70%) SOAP
3 2 (8.70%) WCF
3 2 (8.70%) Web Services
3 2 (8.70%) WinForms
3 2 (8.70%) XML
4 1 (4.35%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Data Centre
1 3 (13.04%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Licensing
2 1 (4.35%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 12 (52.17%) Linux
2 5 (21.74%) Windows Server
3 3 (13.04%) AIX
3 3 (13.04%) HPUX
3 3 (13.04%) Solaris
3 3 (13.04%) Unix
4 1 (4.35%) Mac OS
4 1 (4.35%) Mac OS X
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Migration
2 5 (21.74%) Software Engineering
3 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (13.04%) MVC
4 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (8.70%) OO
4 2 (8.70%) OOD
4 2 (8.70%) Unit Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Change Management
5 1 (4.35%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (4.35%) Data Migration
5 1 (4.35%) Embedded Software Development
5 1 (4.35%) ETL
5 1 (4.35%) Line Management
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (4.35%) Process Improvement
5 1 (4.35%) QMS
5 1 (4.35%) Quality Management
5 1 (4.35%) Software Licensing
5 1 (4.35%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) C#
2 3 (13.04%) C++
3 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.70%) Perl
3 2 (8.70%) PL/SQL
3 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) SC Cleared
1 9 (39.13%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) Degree
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.35%) BC Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) DBS Check
3 1 (4.35%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.70%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Backup Exec
1 2 (8.70%) NetBackup
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (4.35%) Data Guard
2 1 (4.35%) vMotion
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 6 (26.09%) VMware
3 3 (13.04%) Oracle
4 2 (8.70%) Avaya
4 2 (8.70%) HP
4 2 (8.70%) IBM
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco
5 1 (4.35%) Dell
5 1 (4.35%) NETGEAR
5 1 (4.35%) SonicWALL