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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 11 1
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows 17 11 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 13.60% 10.19% 36.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.13% 55.00% 90.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 13
Average daily rate £375 £422 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.03% +87.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £334 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £511 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.23% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 9
Average hourly rate £20.00 £12.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -30.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -3.22%
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
32 20 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 25.60% 18.52% 39.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 16
Average daily rate £375 £341 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.13% +51.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £300 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £514 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 9
Average hourly rate £20.00 £12.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -30.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.80 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.59% -1.25%

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 29 April 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
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 29 April 2016.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Preston

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 16 (48.48%) Windows Server
2 12 (36.36%) MS Excel
2 12 (36.36%) VMware
3 11 (33.33%) Oracle
3 11 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 10 (30.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (30.30%) Security Cleared
5 9 (27.27%) Hyper-V
5 9 (27.27%) Windows 7
5 9 (27.27%) SC Cleared
5 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (27.27%) DNS
6 8 (24.24%) Active Directory
6 8 (24.24%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (21.21%) Visual Studio
7 7 (21.21%) Linux
7 7 (21.21%) Finance
8 6 (18.18%) Manufacturing
8 6 (18.18%) Firewall
8 6 (18.18%) Clustering
8 6 (18.18%) Programme Management
8 6 (18.18%) Unix
8 6 (18.18%) MS Office
8 6 (18.18%) C#
8 6 (18.18%) .NET
8 6 (18.18%) ClearCase
8 6 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (15.15%) SCCM
9 5 (15.15%) Oracle Database
9 5 (15.15%) Windows 8

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 2 (6.06%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.03%) Apache
2 1 (3.03%) AquaLogic
2 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.03%) MQSeries
2 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.03%) Node.js
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (3.03%) Tuxedo
2 1 (3.03%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.03%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 12 (36.36%) MS Excel
2 6 (18.18%) MS Office
3 1 (3.03%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.03%) Amazon S3
2 1 (3.03%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 9 (27.27%) DNS
2 6 (18.18%) Firewall
3 5 (15.15%) DHCP
4 3 (9.09%) LAN
4 3 (9.09%) WAN
5 2 (6.06%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (6.06%) SSL
6 1 (3.03%) Internet
6 1 (3.03%) SAN
6 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) Oracle Database
1 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.06%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.03%) MS Access
4 1 (3.03%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (21.21%) Visual Studio
2 6 (18.18%) ClearCase
3 4 (12.12%) ClearQuest
3 4 (12.12%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (6.06%) Rational Robot
6 1 (3.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (3.03%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (3.03%) Bower
6 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
6 1 (3.03%) gulp
6 1 (3.03%) InstallShield
6 1 (3.03%) JIRA
6 1 (3.03%) Mercurial
6 1 (3.03%) NuGet
6 1 (3.03%) VectorCAST
General
1 7 (21.21%) Finance
2 6 (18.18%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.06%) Military
4 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (18.18%) Developer
1 6 (18.18%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (12.12%) Active Directory Engineer
2 4 (12.12%) Desktop Engineer
2 4 (12.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (12.12%) Software Developer
2 4 (12.12%) VMware Engineer
3 2 (6.06%) Analyst
3 2 (6.06%) Architect
3 2 (6.06%) Build Engineer
3 2 (6.06%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 2 (6.06%) Server Engineer
4 1 (3.03%) .NET Architect
4 1 (3.03%) Applications Architect
4 1 (3.03%) C++ Software Developer
4 1 (3.03%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database Developer
4 1 (3.03%) WebSphere Specialist
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.18%) .NET
2 5 (15.15%) XML
3 3 (9.09%) .NET Framework
4 2 (6.06%) Entity Framework
4 2 (6.06%) Middleware
4 2 (6.06%) Web Services
4 2 (6.06%) WinForms
4 2 (6.06%) WPF
4 2 (6.06%) XSD
4 2 (6.06%) XSLT
5 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (3.03%) HTML
5 1 (3.03%) HTML5
5 1 (3.03%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (3.03%) jQuery
5 1 (3.03%) LAMP
5 1 (3.03%) LINQ
5 1 (3.03%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (18.18%) Clustering
3 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.06%) PKI
3 2 (6.06%) Private Cloud
4 1 (3.03%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 16 (48.48%) Windows Server
2 10 (30.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (27.27%) Windows 7
3 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (21.21%) Linux
5 6 (18.18%) Unix
6 5 (15.15%) Windows 8
6 5 (15.15%) Windows XP
7 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (6.06%) AIX
8 2 (6.06%) Solaris
9 1 (3.03%) HPUX
9 1 (3.03%) OS/390
9 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (3.03%) VMS
9 1 (3.03%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.18%) Programme Management
2 4 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (12.12%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (12.12%) Software Engineering
2 4 (12.12%) Time Management
3 3 (9.09%) OO
3 3 (9.09%) UML
4 2 (6.06%) Deep Packet Inspection
4 2 (6.06%) Integration Testing
4 2 (6.06%) ITIL
4 2 (6.06%) Load Balancing
4 2 (6.06%) Project Planning
4 2 (6.06%) Requirements Management
4 2 (6.06%) SOLID
4 2 (6.06%) TDD
5 1 (3.03%) Front End Development
5 1 (3.03%) High Availability
5 1 (3.03%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.03%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.03%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.18%) C#
2 5 (15.15%) SQL
3 4 (12.12%) C++
4 2 (6.06%) Java
4 2 (6.06%) VB
4 2 (6.06%) VC++
5 1 (3.03%) Ada
5 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.03%) Perl
5 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.03%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.03%) VB6
Qualifications
1 10 (30.30%) Security Cleared
2 9 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) BC Cleared
System Software
1 9 (27.27%) Hyper-V
2 8 (24.24%) Active Directory
3 6 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (12.12%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.03%) Terminal Services
5 1 (3.03%) VMware Server
5 1 (3.03%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (15.15%) SCCM
2 4 (12.12%) WSUS
3 1 (3.03%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (36.36%) VMware
2 11 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 11 (33.33%) Oracle
3 4 (12.12%) AppSense
3 4 (12.12%) IBM
3 4 (12.12%) Lumension
3 4 (12.12%) Veritas
4 2 (6.06%) CheckPoint
4 2 (6.06%) Palo Alto
4 2 (6.06%) Splunk
4 2 (6.06%) Sun
5 1 (3.03%) Axway
5 1 (3.03%) Capita
5 1 (3.03%) Cisco
5 1 (3.03%) Citrix
5 1 (3.03%) DevExpress
5 1 (3.03%) HP
5 1 (3.03%) NetApp