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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 10 24
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +14
Contract jobs citing Windows 15 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 16.30% 7.84% 2.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.57% 100.00% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
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£238 - £121
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £310 £313
% change year-on-year
- -0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.12 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -9.37%
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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
28 4 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 30.43% 7.84% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 14
Average daily rate £500 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.73 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -11.76%

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 30 September 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Preston

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 30 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 31 (83.78%) Windows 7
2 27 (72.97%) MS Office
2 27 (72.97%) Windows XP
3 26 (70.27%) Citrix
4 25 (67.57%) Windows Vista
4 25 (67.57%) SC Cleared
4 25 (67.57%) Security Cleared
4 25 (67.57%) Software Deployment
5 23 (62.16%) Microsoft
6 21 (56.76%) Blackberry
6 21 (56.76%) Microsoft App-V
7 20 (54.05%) SCCM
7 20 (54.05%) SLA
8 19 (51.35%) AppSense
9 18 (48.65%) CA
9 18 (48.65%) Lumension
10 17 (45.95%) Active Directory
11 8 (21.62%) TQM
12 5 (13.51%) VMware
13 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
14 3 (8.11%) DHCP
14 3 (8.11%) MS Exchange
14 3 (8.11%) DNS
14 3 (8.11%) NetBackup
14 3 (8.11%) Backup Exec
14 3 (8.11%) Replication
14 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (8.11%) Infor
14 3 (8.11%) Hyper-V
15 2 (5.41%) OpenLDAP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (8.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 27 (72.97%) MS Office
2 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) DNS
1 3 (8.11%) DHCP
2 2 (5.41%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.41%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (2.70%) NAS
3 1 (2.70%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (2.70%) SAN
3 1 (2.70%) MPLS
3 1 (2.70%) Firewall
3 1 (2.70%) ADSL
3 1 (2.70%) LAN
3 1 (2.70%) SMS
3 1 (2.70%) WAN
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MSI
1 2 (5.41%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (2.70%) Selenium
2 1 (2.70%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 21 (56.76%) Desktop Support
1 21 (56.76%) Support Engineer
2 15 (40.54%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 15 (40.54%) Desktop Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (8.11%) Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Windows Support Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Support Specialist
5 2 (5.41%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Technical Support
5 2 (5.41%) Applications Packager
5 2 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (5.41%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (5.41%) Technical Support Specialist
6 1 (2.70%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) QA Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Desktop Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) WSH
1 2 (5.41%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 21 (56.76%) Blackberry
2 3 (8.11%) Replication
3 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 31 (83.78%) Windows 7
2 27 (72.97%) Windows XP
3 25 (67.57%) Windows Vista
4 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.70%) UNIX
6 1 (2.70%) Linux
6 1 (2.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (67.57%) Software Deployment
2 8 (21.62%) TQM
3 2 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (2.70%) OO
4 1 (2.70%) Migration
4 1 (2.70%) Scrum
4 1 (2.70%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (2.70%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (67.57%) SC Cleared
1 25 (67.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (54.05%) SLA
2 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 21 (56.76%) Microsoft App-V
2 17 (45.95%) Active Directory
3 3 (8.11%) Hyper-V
4 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.70%) XenServer
5 1 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 20 (54.05%) SCCM
2 3 (8.11%) NetBackup
2 3 (8.11%) Backup Exec
3 2 (5.41%) HP SIM
3 2 (5.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (2.70%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 26 (70.27%) Citrix
2 23 (62.16%) Microsoft
3 19 (51.35%) AppSense
4 18 (48.65%) Lumension
4 18 (48.65%) CA
5 5 (13.51%) VMware
6 3 (8.11%) Infor
7 2 (5.41%) SolarWinds
7 2 (5.41%) Remedy
8 1 (2.70%) Cisco
8 1 (2.70%) HP
8 1 (2.70%) NetApp
8 1 (2.70%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.70%) F5
8 1 (2.70%) Fortinet