The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Preston region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 5 27
Rank change year-on-year
0 +22
Contract jobs citing Windows 24 18 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 21.82% 31.03% 1.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 96.00% 100.00% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
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£179 £306 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.63% +2.08%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 1
Average hourly rate £18.50 £10.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.19% -65.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Preston
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
25 18 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 22.73% 31.03% 18.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 23
Average daily rate £120 £306 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-60.81% -23.43%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 1
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.62% -28.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -4.41%
Windows
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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 29 July 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Preston

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 48 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 42 (65.63%) Windows XP
3 41 (64.06%) Security Cleared
4 38 (59.38%) SC Cleared
4 38 (59.38%) MS Office
5 36 (56.25%) Windows Vista
6 34 (53.13%) Citrix
6 34 (53.13%) Microsoft App-V
7 33 (51.56%) Microsoft
8 31 (48.44%) Software Deployment
9 30 (46.88%) SCCM
10 29 (45.31%) AppSense
11 28 (43.75%) Blackberry
12 27 (42.19%) CA
13 25 (39.06%) Active Directory
13 25 (39.06%) SLA
13 25 (39.06%) Lumension
14 13 (20.31%) TQM
15 9 (14.06%) Hyper-V
16 8 (12.50%) Application Packaging
16 8 (12.50%) Wise Package Studio
16 8 (12.50%) MSI
16 8 (12.50%) VB
17 7 (10.94%) VMware
18 6 (9.38%) WSH
18 6 (9.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
19 5 (7.81%) MS Excel
19 5 (7.81%) Windows Server 2008
20 4 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
20 4 (6.25%) Service Delivery

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 2 (3.13%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 38 (59.38%) MS Office
2 5 (7.81%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.13%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.69%) DNS
2 2 (3.13%) DHCP
3 1 (1.56%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.56%) ADSL
3 1 (1.56%) LAN
3 1 (1.56%) SMS
3 1 (1.56%) WAN
3 1 (1.56%) SAN
3 1 (1.56%) Intranet
3 1 (1.56%) Internet
3 1 (1.56%) MPLS
3 1 (1.56%) Firewall
3 1 (1.56%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (1.56%) NAS
3 1 (1.56%) Structured Cabling
Development Applications
1 8 (12.50%) MSI
1 8 (12.50%) Wise Package Studio
2 3 (4.69%) Selenium
2 3 (4.69%) WebDriver
3 2 (3.13%) AdminStudio
General
1 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (45.31%) Desktop Support
2 26 (40.63%) Support Engineer
3 23 (35.94%) Desktop Engineer
4 20 (31.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 9 (14.06%) Applications Packager
6 5 (7.81%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (6.25%) Technical Support
7 4 (6.25%) Deployment Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) Technical Support Specialist
8 3 (4.69%) Technical Specialist
8 3 (4.69%) QA Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Support Specialist
8 3 (4.69%) 3rd Line Support
9 2 (3.13%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 2 (3.13%) Help Desk Support
9 2 (3.13%) Support Analyst
9 2 (3.13%) Desktop Analyst
9 2 (3.13%) Security Engineer
9 2 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.50%) Application Packaging
2 6 (9.38%) WSH
3 2 (3.13%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 28 (43.75%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.13%) Replication
3 1 (1.56%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 48 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 42 (65.63%) Windows XP
3 36 (56.25%) Windows Vista
4 5 (7.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (4.69%) UNIX
5 3 (4.69%) Linux
6 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (48.44%) Software Deployment
2 13 (20.31%) TQM
3 4 (6.25%) Service Delivery
4 3 (4.69%) Scrum
5 2 (3.13%) Migration
5 2 (3.13%) ITIL
5 2 (3.13%) OO
5 2 (3.13%) Project Management
5 2 (3.13%) Software Distribution
5 2 (3.13%) Performance Testing
5 2 (3.13%) Security Testing
6 1 (1.56%) Data Protection
6 1 (1.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (1.56%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 41 (64.06%) Security Cleared
2 38 (59.38%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (3.13%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.13%) ISEB
4 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.56%) MCP
4 1 (1.56%) MCSE
4 1 (1.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (39.06%) SLA
2 3 (4.69%) QA
System Software
1 34 (53.13%) Microsoft App-V
2 25 (39.06%) Active Directory
3 9 (14.06%) Hyper-V
4 4 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.56%) XenServer
5 1 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 30 (46.88%) SCCM
2 6 (9.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (3.13%) NetBackup
3 2 (3.13%) Backup Exec
3 2 (3.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.56%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.56%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 34 (53.13%) Citrix
2 33 (51.56%) Microsoft
3 29 (45.31%) AppSense
4 27 (42.19%) CA
5 25 (39.06%) Lumension
6 7 (10.94%) VMware
7 3 (4.69%) Lotus
8 2 (3.13%) Remedy
8 2 (3.13%) Infor
9 1 (1.56%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.56%) F5
9 1 (1.56%) Fortinet
9 1 (1.56%) Cisco
9 1 (1.56%) HP
9 1 (1.56%) CheckPoint
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