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 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 12 35 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 11.43% 29.17% 31.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.14% 89.74% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 2
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£425 £225 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+88.88% +28.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 10
Average hourly rate £11.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.88% -5.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -1.63%
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
21 39 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 20.00% 32.50% 31.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 16 2
Average daily rate £420 £225 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+86.55% +28.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 10
Average hourly rate £11.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.88% -5.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 May 2015.

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 May 2015, 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 12 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 10 (55.56%) SC Cleared
3 9 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (44.44%) Puppet
4 8 (44.44%) DevOps
4 8 (44.44%) Linux
5 5 (27.78%) Solaris
5 5 (27.78%) VMware
5 5 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
6 4 (22.22%) PaaS
6 4 (22.22%) Bash Shell
6 4 (22.22%) Salt
6 4 (22.22%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (22.22%) Ansible
6 4 (22.22%) Jenkins
6 4 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (22.22%) OpenShift
6 4 (22.22%) Maven
6 4 (22.22%) UNIX
6 4 (22.22%) AIX
6 4 (22.22%) SQL
6 4 (22.22%) Sun
6 4 (22.22%) IBM
6 4 (22.22%) Red Hat
6 4 (22.22%) Middleware
7 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
7 3 (16.67%) XML
7 3 (16.67%) WebSphere
7 3 (16.67%) OpenStack

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 4 (22.22%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (16.67%) WebSphere
2 3 (16.67%) OpenStack
3 2 (11.11%) IIS
3 2 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) PaaS
1 4 (22.22%) OpenShift
2 3 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
1 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Maven
1 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
1 4 (22.22%) Jenkins
2 2 (11.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Architect
1 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 4 (22.22%) Architect
2 2 (11.11%) Developer
2 2 (11.11%) Help Desk Technician
2 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (5.56%) Administrator
3 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (5.56%) .NET Developer
3 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Technical Support Officer
3 1 (5.56%) BizTalk Developer
3 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (5.56%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (5.56%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) Middleware
2 3 (16.67%) XML
3 2 (11.11%) .NET Framework
3 2 (11.11%) .NET
3 2 (11.11%) Web Services
4 1 (5.56%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Clustering
2 1 (5.56%) Smartphone
2 1 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 9 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 8 (44.44%) Linux
3 5 (27.78%) Solaris
4 4 (22.22%) UNIX
4 4 (22.22%) AIX
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.56%) HPUX
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) DevOps
2 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 2 (11.11%) ITIL
3 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.56%) Project Management
4 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.56%) Migration
4 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.56%) Asset Management
4 1 (5.56%) Data Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Supply Chain Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) SQL
1 4 (22.22%) Bash Shell
2 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 2 (11.11%) C#
3 2 (11.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 10 (55.56%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) Degree
4 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (5.56%) BC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (44.44%) Puppet
2 4 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (22.22%) Ansible
2 4 (22.22%) Salt
3 2 (11.11%) SCDPM
3 2 (11.11%) NetBackup
3 2 (11.11%) WMI
3 2 (11.11%) PureDisk
4 1 (5.56%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) VMware
2 4 (22.22%) IBM
2 4 (22.22%) Sun
2 4 (22.22%) Red Hat
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco
4 1 (5.56%) webMethods
4 1 (5.56%) Symantec
4 1 (5.56%) HP
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