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 June 2016 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 12 18 4
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -14
Contract jobs citing Windows 6 4 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 5.50% 3.92% 25.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.22% 25.00% 87.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 11
Median daily rate £245 £425 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.35% +88.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £101 £425 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £496 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
Median hourly rate - £11.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -38.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.64% +3.33%
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
37 16 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 33.94% 15.69% 28.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 7 13
Median daily rate £375 £425 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +88.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £333 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £514 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £349 £305
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +14.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
Median hourly rate - £11.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -38.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.20 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +8.00%

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 June 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 24 June 2016, 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 (48.00%) Windows Server
2 10 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (32.00%) DNS
3 8 (32.00%) Oracle
3 8 (32.00%) VMware
4 7 (28.00%) MS Excel
4 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
4 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
4 7 (28.00%) Hyper-V
5 6 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (24.00%) Windows 7
5 6 (24.00%) SC Cleared
5 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (24.00%) MS Office
6 5 (20.00%) Visual Studio
6 5 (20.00%) Linux
6 5 (20.00%) Clustering
6 5 (20.00%) Firewall
7 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (16.00%) Oracle Database
7 4 (16.00%) SCCM
7 4 (16.00%) Time Management
7 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (16.00%) Finance
7 4 (16.00%) Manufacturing
7 4 (16.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (16.00%) Programme Management
7 4 (16.00%) XML
7 4 (16.00%) C#

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 2 (8.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.00%) Apache
2 1 (4.00%) AquaLogic
2 1 (4.00%) MQSeries
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (4.00%) Tuxedo
2 1 (4.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (28.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (24.00%) MS Office
3 1 (4.00%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.00%) Amazon S3
2 1 (4.00%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 8 (32.00%) DNS
2 5 (20.00%) Firewall
3 4 (16.00%) DHCP
4 3 (12.00%) LAN
4 3 (12.00%) WAN
5 2 (8.00%) SSL
6 1 (4.00%) Internet
6 1 (4.00%) SAN
6 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (12.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (4.00%) MS Access
4 1 (4.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (12.00%) ClearCase
2 3 (12.00%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (8.00%) ClearQuest
4 1 (4.00%) Mercurial
4 1 (4.00%) Rational Robot
4 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (16.00%) Finance
1 4 (16.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.00%) Marketing
2 1 (4.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 5 (20.00%) Active Directory Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Developer
2 4 (16.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) VMware Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Software Developer
4 2 (8.00%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (8.00%) Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Build Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Service Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) AIX Specialist
5 1 (4.00%) Citrix Support Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) IT Support
5 1 (4.00%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) .NET
1 4 (16.00%) XML
2 2 (8.00%) Middleware
2 2 (8.00%) Web Services
3 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.00%) Entity Framework
3 1 (4.00%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (4.00%) LAMP
3 1 (4.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (4.00%) WinForms
3 1 (4.00%) WPF
3 1 (4.00%) XSD
3 1 (4.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (20.00%) Clustering
3 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.00%) PKI
3 2 (8.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (48.00%) Windows Server
2 6 (24.00%) Windows 7
2 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (20.00%) Linux
4 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (12.00%) Unix
5 3 (12.00%) Windows XP
6 2 (8.00%) AIX
6 2 (8.00%) Solaris
6 2 (8.00%) Windows 8
6 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (4.00%) HPUX
7 1 (4.00%) OS/390
7 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (4.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (16.00%) Programme Management
1 4 (16.00%) Time Management
2 3 (12.00%) OO
3 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.00%) Deep Packet Inspection
3 2 (8.00%) ITIL
3 2 (8.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (8.00%) Requirements Management
3 2 (8.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (8.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (8.00%) UML
4 1 (4.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (4.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (4.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (4.00%) QMS
4 1 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (4.00%) SOLID
4 1 (4.00%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) C#
1 4 (16.00%) C++
2 3 (12.00%) SQL
3 2 (8.00%) Java
3 2 (8.00%) VB
3 2 (8.00%) VC++
4 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.00%) Perl
4 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (4.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (24.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
1 7 (28.00%) Hyper-V
2 6 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Clustering
1 4 (16.00%) SCCM
2 2 (8.00%) WSUS
3 1 (4.00%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (4.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (32.00%) Oracle
2 8 (32.00%) VMware
3 4 (16.00%) IBM
3 4 (16.00%) Veritas
4 2 (8.00%) AppSense
4 2 (8.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (8.00%) Lumension
4 2 (8.00%) Palo Alto
4 2 (8.00%) Splunk
4 2 (8.00%) Sun
5 1 (4.00%) Axway
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco
5 1 (4.00%) Citrix
5 1 (4.00%) HP
5 1 (4.00%) NetApp
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