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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 15 8 8
Rank change year-on-year
-7 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 4 17 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 3.85% 17.71% 17.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.14% 85.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 4
Average daily rate
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£300 £179 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+67.83% -41.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £132 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £226 £321
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £21.73 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.07% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+2.32% +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
7 20 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 6.73% 20.83% 17.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 4
Average daily rate £450 £120 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+275.00% -60.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £120 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £214 £321
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £21.73 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.07% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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
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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 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 8 (61.54%) SC Cleared
1 8 (61.54%) Security Cleared
2 6 (46.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (46.15%) Linux
3 5 (38.46%) Solaris
3 5 (38.46%) Puppet
3 5 (38.46%) DevOps
4 4 (30.77%) Bash Shell
4 4 (30.77%) Git (software)
4 4 (30.77%) Jenkins
4 4 (30.77%) Sun
4 4 (30.77%) Red Hat
4 4 (30.77%) C#
4 4 (30.77%) .NET
4 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
4 4 (30.77%) AIX
4 4 (30.77%) Maven
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle
5 3 (23.08%) IBM
5 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
6 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
6 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (15.38%) UNIX
6 2 (15.38%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (15.38%) SQL
6 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
6 2 (15.38%) IIS
6 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
6 2 (15.38%) Web Services

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 2 (15.38%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (15.38%) IIS
2 1 (7.69%) SAS
2 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
2 1 (7.69%) OpenStack
2 1 (7.69%) Cloud Foundry
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (7.69%) PaaS
1 1 (7.69%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (7.69%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (7.69%) DB2
4 1 (7.69%) RDBMS
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (7.69%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (7.69%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Maven
1 4 (30.77%) Git (software)
1 4 (30.77%) Jenkins
2 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
3 1 (7.69%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 3 (23.08%) Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Technician
4 1 (7.69%) SAS Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) BizTalk Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) DBA
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Support
4 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) .NET
2 2 (15.38%) Web Services
2 2 (15.38%) XML
2 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
3 1 (7.69%) WPF
3 1 (7.69%) Silverlight
3 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
3 1 (7.69%) Middleware
3 1 (7.69%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Linux
1 6 (46.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (38.46%) Solaris
3 4 (30.77%) AIX
4 2 (15.38%) UNIX
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
5 1 (7.69%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) DevOps
2 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.69%) UML
3 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
3 1 (7.69%) Project Management
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.69%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) C#
1 4 (30.77%) Bash Shell
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
3 1 (7.69%) VB
3 1 (7.69%) VB.NET
3 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
3 1 (7.69%) VB6
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) SC Cleared
1 8 (61.54%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) Puppet
2 1 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (7.69%) Ansible
2 1 (7.69%) Salt
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Sun
1 4 (30.77%) Red Hat
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle
2 3 (23.08%) IBM
3 2 (15.38%) VMware
4 1 (7.69%) SAP
4 1 (7.69%) HP
4 1 (7.69%) Informatica
4 1 (7.69%) NetApp