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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 9 24
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +15
Contract jobs citing Windows 16 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 15.84% 15.79% 2.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 55.17% 100.00% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
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£238 £306 £121
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.44% +152.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.73 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Windows
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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
29 9 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 28.71% 15.79% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 17
Average daily rate £500 £306 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.26% -23.43%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.73 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

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
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 18 September 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Preston

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 38 (79.17%) Windows 7
2 33 (68.75%) Windows XP
3 32 (66.67%) MS Office
4 31 (64.58%) Citrix
4 31 (64.58%) Windows Vista
4 31 (64.58%) Security Cleared
5 30 (62.50%) SC Cleared
6 29 (60.42%) Microsoft
6 29 (60.42%) Microsoft App-V
7 27 (56.25%) Software Deployment
8 26 (54.17%) SCCM
9 25 (52.08%) Blackberry
10 24 (50.00%) AppSense
11 23 (47.92%) CA
12 22 (45.83%) SLA
13 21 (43.75%) Lumension
14 19 (39.58%) Active Directory
15 8 (16.67%) TQM
16 6 (12.50%) MSI
16 6 (12.50%) VB
16 6 (12.50%) Hyper-V
16 6 (12.50%) Wise Package Studio
16 6 (12.50%) Application Packaging
17 5 (10.42%) WSH
17 5 (10.42%) MS Excel
17 5 (10.42%) OpenView Configuration Management
17 5 (10.42%) VMware
18 4 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
19 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
19 3 (6.25%) WebDriver

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 3 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 32 (66.67%) MS Office
2 5 (10.42%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.08%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.25%) DNS
1 3 (6.25%) DHCP
2 2 (4.17%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.17%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (2.08%) NAS
3 1 (2.08%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (2.08%) SAN
3 1 (2.08%) MPLS
3 1 (2.08%) Firewall
3 1 (2.08%) ADSL
3 1 (2.08%) LAN
3 1 (2.08%) SMS
3 1 (2.08%) WAN
Development Applications
1 6 (12.50%) MSI
1 6 (12.50%) Wise Package Studio
2 3 (6.25%) Selenium
2 3 (6.25%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.08%) AdminStudio
Job Titles
1 23 (47.92%) Support Engineer
2 22 (45.83%) Desktop Support
3 16 (33.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 16 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) Applications Packager
5 5 (10.42%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (8.33%) Technical Support
7 3 (6.25%) Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Support Specialist
7 3 (6.25%) Technical Specialist
7 3 (6.25%) QA Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Technical Support Specialist
8 2 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Security Support Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Windows Support Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Desktop Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Security Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.50%) Application Packaging
2 5 (10.42%) WSH
3 1 (2.08%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 25 (52.08%) Blackberry
2 4 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.25%) Replication
4 1 (2.08%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 38 (79.17%) Windows 7
2 33 (68.75%) Windows XP
3 31 (64.58%) Windows Vista
4 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (6.25%) UNIX
4 3 (6.25%) Linux
4 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.08%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (56.25%) Software Deployment
2 8 (16.67%) TQM
3 3 (6.25%) Scrum
3 3 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (4.17%) Migration
4 2 (4.17%) OO
4 2 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.17%) Performance Testing
4 2 (4.17%) Security Testing
5 1 (2.08%) Software Distribution
5 1 (2.08%) ITIL
5 1 (2.08%) Project Management
5 1 (2.08%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.08%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (64.58%) Security Cleared
2 30 (62.50%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (4.17%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.17%) ISEB
4 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.08%) MCP
4 1 (2.08%) MCSE
4 1 (2.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (45.83%) SLA
2 3 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 29 (60.42%) Microsoft App-V
2 19 (39.58%) Active Directory
3 6 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.08%) XenServer
5 1 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 26 (54.17%) SCCM
2 5 (10.42%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (6.25%) NetBackup
3 3 (6.25%) Backup Exec
4 2 (4.17%) HP SIM
5 1 (2.08%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (2.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 31 (64.58%) Citrix
2 29 (60.42%) Microsoft
3 24 (50.00%) AppSense
4 23 (47.92%) CA
5 21 (43.75%) Lumension
6 5 (10.42%) VMware
7 3 (6.25%) Infor
8 2 (4.17%) SolarWinds
8 2 (4.17%) Remedy
9 1 (2.08%) Cisco
9 1 (2.08%) HP
9 1 (2.08%) NetApp
9 1 (2.08%) CheckPoint
9 1 (2.08%) F5
9 1 (2.08%) Fortinet
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