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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 12 9
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 5 6 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 9.43% 5.26% 17.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 83.33% 60.00% 55.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Median daily rate - £300 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +26.31%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
- +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 9
Median hourly rate £36.50 £38.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.19% +87.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £37.30 £15.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.40 £39.70 £42.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.69 £15.26 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.75% -4.62%
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
6 10 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 11.32% 8.77% 30.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 11
Median daily rate - £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 9
Median hourly rate £36.50 £37.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.35% +80.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £37.00 £15.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £39.10 £104.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

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
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 1 October 2016.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Preston

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 8 (53.33%) Windows Server
2 7 (46.67%) VMware
2 7 (46.67%) Windows 7
3 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 5 (33.33%) Oracle
4 5 (33.33%) MS Office
5 3 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 3 (20.00%) Firewall
5 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
5 3 (20.00%) SCCM
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (20.00%) IBM
5 3 (20.00%) SLA
5 3 (20.00%) DNS
5 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 3 (20.00%) Relational Database
6 2 (13.33%) Deep Packet Inspection
6 2 (13.33%) Private Cloud
6 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (13.33%) Palo Alto
6 2 (13.33%) LAN
6 2 (13.33%) WAN
6 2 (13.33%) Web Services
6 2 (13.33%) Linux
6 2 (13.33%) C#
6 2 (13.33%) ClearCase
6 2 (13.33%) SSL
6 2 (13.33%) Avaya

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 (6.67%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (13.33%) Office 365
2 1 (6.67%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) DNS
1 3 (20.00%) Firewall
2 2 (13.33%) LAN
2 2 (13.33%) SSL
2 2 (13.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) ClearCase
1 2 (13.33%) ClearQuest
1 2 (13.33%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Analyst
1 4 (26.67%) Service Analyst
1 4 (26.67%) Service Desk Analyst
1 4 (26.67%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (20.00%) Service Desk Support
3 2 (13.33%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Customer Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Help Desk Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Service Desk Support Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Active Directory Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Build Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Server Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Splunk Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) PKI
1 2 (13.33%) Private Cloud
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Windows Server
2 7 (46.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (13.33%) Linux
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (6.67%) Mac OS
5 1 (6.67%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
1 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (13.33%) Deep Packet Inspection
2 2 (13.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (6.67%) OO
3 1 (6.67%) Programme Management
3 1 (6.67%) Requirements Management
3 1 (6.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) C#
2 1 (6.67%) C++
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
2 1 (6.67%) VC++
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) DBS Check
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) SCCM
2 2 (13.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) VMware
2 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) Oracle
3 3 (20.00%) IBM
4 2 (13.33%) Avaya
4 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
4 2 (13.33%) Palo Alto
4 2 (13.33%) Splunk
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco