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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
Lancashire / Preston
Rank 7 3 10
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows 14 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 16.28% 20.00% 10.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 82.35% 93.75% 72.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 5
Median daily rate £415 £210 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+97.61% -40.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 3
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £25.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +47.34%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +6.66%

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 16 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 19.77% 21.33% 15.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 9
Median daily rate £431 £210 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+105.00% -40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £197 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £315 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 3
Median hourly rate - £20.00 £32.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -38.53%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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
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 22 January 2017.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 (44.44%) Linux
1 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
1 8 (44.44%) Migration
2 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (33.33%) VMware
3 5 (27.78%) DNS
3 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
3 5 (27.78%) Windows Server
4 4 (22.22%) Relational Database
4 4 (22.22%) SQL
4 4 (22.22%) C#
4 4 (22.22%) Visual Studio
4 4 (22.22%) IBM
4 4 (22.22%) Middleware
5 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 3 (16.67%) RDBMS
5 3 (16.67%) OO
5 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET
5 3 (16.67%) CSS
5 3 (16.67%) XML
5 3 (16.67%) Unix
5 3 (16.67%) HTML
5 3 (16.67%) .NET
5 3 (16.67%) Oracle
5 3 (16.67%) MVC
5 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (16.67%) Data Centre
6 2 (11.11%) Virtual Machines

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 (5.56%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 4 (22.22%) Relational Database
3 3 (16.67%) RDBMS
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (5.56%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (5.56%) Subversion
General
1 2 (11.11%) Banking
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
1 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (16.67%) Administrator
1 3 (16.67%) Migration Manager
1 3 (16.67%) Migration Project Manager
1 3 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 2 (11.11%) .NET Developer
2 2 (11.11%) Architect
2 2 (11.11%) Data Centre Manager
2 2 (11.11%) Data Centre Migration Project Manager
2 2 (11.11%) Data Centre Project Manager
2 2 (11.11%) Data Migration Manager
2 2 (11.11%) Data Migration Project Manager
2 2 (11.11%) Developer
2 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (11.11%) Linux Administrator
2 2 (11.11%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 2 (11.11%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Administrator
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) Middleware
2 3 (16.67%) .NET
2 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (16.67%) CSS
2 3 (16.67%) HTML
2 3 (16.67%) XML
3 2 (11.11%) .NET Framework
3 2 (11.11%) Ajax
3 2 (11.11%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (11.11%) RESTful
3 2 (11.11%) SOAP
3 2 (11.11%) WCF
3 2 (11.11%) Web Services
3 2 (11.11%) WinForms
4 1 (5.56%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.11%) Mainframe
2 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Linux
2 5 (27.78%) Windows Server
3 3 (16.67%) Unix
4 2 (11.11%) AIX
4 2 (11.11%) HPUX
4 2 (11.11%) Solaris
4 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.56%) Mac OS
5 1 (5.56%) Mac OS X
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Migration
2 3 (16.67%) MVC
2 3 (16.67%) OO
3 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (11.11%) OOD
3 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 2 (11.11%) Unit Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Change Management
4 1 (5.56%) Data Migration
4 1 (5.56%) ETL
4 1 (5.56%) Line Management
4 1 (5.56%) Logistics
4 1 (5.56%) Process Improvement
4 1 (5.56%) Regression Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Release Management
4 1 (5.56%) Requirements Management
4 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.56%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) C#
1 4 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.56%) C++
3 1 (5.56%) VC++
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.56%) BC Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Backup Exec
1 2 (11.11%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.56%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) VMware
2 4 (22.22%) IBM
3 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (16.67%) Oracle
4 2 (11.11%) Avaya
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco
5 1 (5.56%) HP