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 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 15 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 3 24 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 3.49% 21.24% 30.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.00% 96.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 4
Average daily rate
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£425 £179 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+137.76% -41.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 12 3
Average hourly rate - £18.50 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +76.19%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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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
10 25 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 11.63% 22.12% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 4
Average daily rate £425 £120 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+254.16% -60.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £311 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -4.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 12 3
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 11 (78.57%) Security Cleared
2 9 (64.29%) SC Cleared
2 9 (64.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (57.14%) Puppet
3 8 (57.14%) Linux
3 8 (57.14%) DevOps
4 5 (35.71%) Solaris
5 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
5 4 (28.57%) Maven
5 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
5 4 (28.57%) PaaS
5 4 (28.57%) Bash Shell
5 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
5 4 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (28.57%) OpenShift
5 4 (28.57%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (28.57%) Ansible
5 4 (28.57%) IBM
5 4 (28.57%) Sun
5 4 (28.57%) UNIX
5 4 (28.57%) AIX
5 4 (28.57%) Middleware
5 4 (28.57%) VMware
5 4 (28.57%) Salt
6 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
6 3 (21.43%) C#
6 3 (21.43%) .NET
6 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
6 3 (21.43%) Cloud Computing

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 4 (28.57%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (21.43%) WebSphere
2 3 (21.43%) OpenStack
3 2 (14.29%) IIS
3 2 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) PaaS
1 4 (28.57%) OpenShift
2 3 (21.43%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Maven
1 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
1 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Architect
1 4 (28.57%) Infrastructure Architect
1 4 (28.57%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 3 (21.43%) Developer
3 1 (7.14%) DBA
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Support
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
3 1 (7.14%) C# Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Help Desk Technician
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Support Officer
3 1 (7.14%) BizTalk Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) Middleware
2 3 (21.43%) .NET
3 2 (14.29%) Web Services
3 2 (14.29%) XML
3 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
4 1 (7.14%) WPF
4 1 (7.14%) Silverlight
4 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 8 (57.14%) Linux
3 5 (35.71%) Solaris
4 4 (28.57%) UNIX
4 4 (28.57%) AIX
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
6 1 (7.14%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) DevOps
2 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
3 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL
4 1 (7.14%) Project Management
4 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) Bash Shell
2 3 (21.43%) C#
3 2 (14.29%) SQL
3 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
4 1 (7.14%) VB
4 1 (7.14%) VB6
Qualifications
1 11 (78.57%) Security Cleared
2 9 (64.29%) SC Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) Degree
4 1 (7.14%) BC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (57.14%) Puppet
2 4 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (28.57%) Ansible
2 4 (28.57%) Salt
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) IBM
1 4 (28.57%) Sun
1 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
1 4 (28.57%) VMware
2 1 (7.14%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle