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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 17 6
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows 11 3 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 10.89% 3.45% 18.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.56% 30.00% 95.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 2
Median daily rate £115 £425 £223
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-72.94% +91.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £325 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £425 £305
UK excluding London median daily rate £336 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.23% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 8
Median hourly rate £43.00 - £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-1.61% +6.89%
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
36 10 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 35.64% 11.49% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 3 2
Median daily rate £368 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.52% +30.76%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
- +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 8
Median hourly rate £43.00 - £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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 July 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 July 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 14 (51.85%) Windows Server
2 10 (37.04%) Oracle
2 10 (37.04%) Microsoft
2 10 (37.04%) VMware
2 10 (37.04%) Windows 7
3 9 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 9 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 8 (29.63%) MS Office
4 8 (29.63%) DNS
5 7 (25.93%) MS Excel
5 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
6 6 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (22.22%) SCCM
6 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
7 5 (18.52%) IBM
7 5 (18.52%) Firewall
7 5 (18.52%) Windows XP
7 5 (18.52%) Clustering
8 4 (14.81%) Relational Database
8 4 (14.81%) Rational DOORS
8 4 (14.81%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (14.81%) Time Management
8 4 (14.81%) WSUS
8 4 (14.81%) DHCP
8 4 (14.81%) .NET
8 4 (14.81%) ClearCase
8 4 (14.81%) Linux

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 (3.70%) AquaLogic
1 1 (3.70%) MQSeries
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Application Server
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 1 (3.70%) Tuxedo
1 1 (3.70%) WebLogic
1 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
1 1 (3.70%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (29.63%) MS Office
2 7 (25.93%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.70%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 8 (29.63%) DNS
2 5 (18.52%) Firewall
3 4 (14.81%) DHCP
4 3 (11.11%) LAN
4 3 (11.11%) WAN
5 2 (7.41%) SSL
6 1 (3.70%) Internet
6 1 (3.70%) SAN
6 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) Relational Database
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database
3 2 (7.41%) RDBMS
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.70%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) ClearCase
1 4 (14.81%) ClearQuest
1 4 (14.81%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (7.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
1 3 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) Active Directory Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) 1st Line Support
3 4 (14.81%) Service Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) VMware Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Build Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Service Desk Support
4 3 (11.11%) Support Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Customer Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Database Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Help Desk Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Network Systems Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) .NET
2 3 (11.11%) XML
3 2 (7.41%) Web Services
4 1 (3.70%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (3.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (18.52%) Clustering
3 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.41%) PKI
3 2 (7.41%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (51.85%) Windows Server
2 10 (37.04%) Windows 7
3 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (18.52%) Windows XP
5 4 (14.81%) Linux
6 3 (11.11%) Unix
7 2 (7.41%) Windows 8
7 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (3.70%) AIX
8 1 (3.70%) OS/390
8 1 (3.70%) Solaris
8 1 (3.70%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.81%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (14.81%) Innovation Management
1 4 (14.81%) Service Delivery
1 4 (14.81%) Time Management
2 3 (11.11%) Knowledge Management
2 3 (11.11%) Programme Management
3 2 (7.41%) Deep Packet Inspection
3 2 (7.41%) ITIL
3 2 (7.41%) Load Balancing
3 2 (7.41%) OO
3 2 (7.41%) Requirements Management
3 2 (7.41%) UML
4 1 (3.70%) Change Management
4 1 (3.70%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.70%) QMS
4 1 (3.70%) Release Management
4 1 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (3.70%) Service Management
4 1 (3.70%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) C#
2 2 (7.41%) C++
2 2 (7.41%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) VB
2 2 (7.41%) VB.NET
2 2 (7.41%) VC++
3 1 (3.70%) Java
3 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.70%) VB6
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
2 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 9 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 6 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) SCCM
2 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (14.81%) WSUS
3 1 (3.70%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) Microsoft
1 10 (37.04%) Oracle
1 10 (37.04%) VMware
2 5 (18.52%) IBM
3 4 (14.81%) Veritas
4 2 (7.41%) AppSense
4 2 (7.41%) CheckPoint
4 2 (7.41%) Lumension
4 2 (7.41%) Palo Alto
4 2 (7.41%) Splunk
5 1 (3.70%) Axway
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco
5 1 (3.70%) Citrix
5 1 (3.70%) HP
5 1 (3.70%) NetApp
5 1 (3.70%) Sun