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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 2 4
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 9 28 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 10.11% 37.84% 21.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.00% 96.55% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 12
Average daily rate
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- £445 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +63.30%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 17 3
Average hourly rate £19.73 £15.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.50% -45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £14.45 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.41 £18.00 £28.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
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
15 29 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 16.85% 39.19% 28.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 17
Average daily rate £300 £445 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.58% +64.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 18 3
Average hourly rate £29.00 £15.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.30% -45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £14.60 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.54 £18.00 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -1.71%

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 5 March 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Preston

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 7 (30.43%) Migration
1 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
2 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
3 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
3 5 (21.74%) MS Office
3 5 (21.74%) ITIL
3 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
3 5 (21.74%) Windows 7
4 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (17.39%) SCCM
4 4 (17.39%) Data Migration
4 4 (17.39%) VMware
4 4 (17.39%) Windows XP
4 4 (17.39%) Citrix
4 4 (17.39%) Blackberry
5 3 (13.04%) Middleware
5 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (13.04%) SLA
5 3 (13.04%) UNIX
5 3 (13.04%) Linux
5 3 (13.04%) SQL
5 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
5 3 (13.04%) Data Integration
5 3 (13.04%) Windows Vista
5 3 (13.04%) PowerShell
5 3 (13.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (13.04%) Hyper-V
5 3 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (13.04%) PaaS
5 3 (13.04%) Puppet

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 3 (13.04%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (8.70%) OpenStack
2 2 (8.70%) WebSphere
2 2 (8.70%) IIS
3 1 (4.35%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) PaaS
1 3 (13.04%) OpenShift
2 2 (8.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (8.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Support Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Desktop Support
3 3 (13.04%) Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Architect
3 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Data Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Support Officer
4 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Support
4 2 (8.70%) Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Solutions Designer
5 1 (4.35%) Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Designer
5 1 (4.35%) SQL Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) Middleware
2 2 (8.70%) Classic ASP
2 2 (8.70%) Web Services
3 1 (4.35%) XML
3 1 (4.35%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Blackberry
2 3 (13.04%) Data Integration
3 2 (8.70%) Clustering
4 1 (4.35%) Smartphone
4 1 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Windows 7
2 4 (17.39%) Windows XP
3 3 (13.04%) UNIX
3 3 (13.04%) Linux
3 3 (13.04%) Windows Vista
3 3 (13.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Migration
2 5 (21.74%) ITIL
3 4 (17.39%) Data Migration
4 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (13.04%) DevOps
4 3 (13.04%) Software Deployment
5 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
5 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.35%) Project Management
6 1 (4.35%) TQM
6 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.35%) Asset Management
6 1 (4.35%) Data Analysis
6 1 (4.35%) Supply Chain Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) SQL
1 3 (13.04%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
2 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.35%) BC Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
2 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (13.04%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) SCCM
2 3 (13.04%) Puppet
2 3 (13.04%) Ansible
2 3 (13.04%) Salt
2 3 (13.04%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (8.70%) SCDPM
3 2 (8.70%) PureDisk
3 2 (8.70%) WMI
3 2 (8.70%) NetBackup
4 1 (4.35%) Backup Exec
4 1 (4.35%) SCOM
4 1 (4.35%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) VMware
2 4 (17.39%) Citrix
3 2 (8.70%) IBM
4 1 (4.35%) webMethods
4 1 (4.35%) Symantec
4 1 (4.35%) CA
4 1 (4.35%) Lotus
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco
4 1 (4.35%) AppSense
4 1 (4.35%) Lumension
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