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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 2 4
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 12 17 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 9.92% 30.36% 17.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 70.59% 89.47% 57.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 12
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.69% +57.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £445 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £445 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £295 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.02% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 0
Average hourly rate £19.73 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.08
% change year-on-year
- -6.68%
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
17 19 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 14.05% 33.93% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 21
Average daily rate £350 £445 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.34% +48.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £445 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £445 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.61% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 0
Average hourly rate £29.00 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.30% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -14.28%

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 January 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
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 26 January 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Preston

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 14 (51.85%) Microsoft
2 12 (44.44%) MS Office
2 12 (44.44%) Windows 7
3 11 (40.74%) SC Cleared
3 11 (40.74%) Security Cleared
3 11 (40.74%) Windows XP
3 11 (40.74%) Citrix
3 11 (40.74%) Blackberry
4 10 (37.04%) Windows Vista
4 10 (37.04%) SCCM
4 10 (37.04%) Software Deployment
5 9 (33.33%) SLA
6 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
7 7 (25.93%) CA
7 7 (25.93%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (25.93%) AppSense
7 7 (25.93%) Lumension
8 6 (22.22%) Migration
9 4 (14.81%) ITIL
9 4 (14.81%) Data Migration
10 3 (11.11%) Data Integration
10 3 (11.11%) PowerShell
10 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (11.11%) Hyper-V
10 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (11.11%) SQL
10 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
10 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (11.11%) NetBackup
11 2 (7.41%) Telecoms

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 2 (7.41%) IIS
2 1 (3.70%) IBM Notes
2 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 12 (44.44%) MS Office
2 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) WAN
1 1 (3.70%) DHCP
1 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.70%) DNS
1 1 (3.70%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (7.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.70%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Support Engineer
2 10 (37.04%) Desktop Support
3 6 (22.22%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 6 (22.22%) Desktop Engineer
4 5 (18.52%) Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (11.11%) Support Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Windows Support Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Data Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (3.70%) Support Technician
7 1 (3.70%) Solutions Designer
7 1 (3.70%) Administrator
7 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Technical Support
7 1 (3.70%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) Classic ASP
1 2 (7.41%) Web Services
2 1 (3.70%) XML
2 1 (3.70%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (40.74%) Blackberry
2 3 (11.11%) Data Integration
3 2 (7.41%) Clustering
4 1 (3.70%) Smartphone
4 1 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.70%) Replication
4 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (44.44%) Windows 7
2 11 (40.74%) Windows XP
3 10 (37.04%) Windows Vista
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Software Deployment
2 6 (22.22%) Migration
3 4 (14.81%) ITIL
3 4 (14.81%) Data Migration
4 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.70%) TQM
5 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.70%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.70%) Data Analysis
5 1 (3.70%) Supply Chain Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) SQL
1 3 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (40.74%) SC Cleared
1 11 (40.74%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
2 7 (25.93%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (37.04%) SCCM
2 3 (11.11%) NetBackup
3 2 (7.41%) Backup Exec
3 2 (7.41%) WMI
3 2 (7.41%) PureDisk
3 2 (7.41%) SCDPM
4 1 (3.70%) SCOrch
4 1 (3.70%) HP SIM
4 1 (3.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (51.85%) Microsoft
2 11 (40.74%) Citrix
3 7 (25.93%) CA
3 7 (25.93%) AppSense
3 7 (25.93%) Lumension
4 2 (7.41%) VMware
5 1 (3.70%) Infor
5 1 (3.70%) SolarWinds
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco
5 1 (3.70%) NetApp
5 1 (3.70%) Lotus
5 1 (3.70%) webMethods
5 1 (3.70%) Symantec
5 1 (3.70%) Remedy