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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 1 3
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 12 37 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 11.21% 39.78% 21.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.00% 92.50% 87.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 10
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£422 £225 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+87.33% -13.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £166 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £300 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 4
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.25 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.84% -36.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £15.00 £20.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.16 £18.00 £28.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-4.19% +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
20 40 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 18.69% 43.01% 24.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 12
Average daily rate £341 £225 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.33% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £165 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £300 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 15 4
Average hourly rate £14.00 £18.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £15.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.16 £18.00 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 27 March 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
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 27 March 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Preston

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 27 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 11 (42.31%) Security Cleared
2 9 (34.62%) SC Cleared
2 9 (34.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (30.77%) Puppet
3 8 (30.77%) DevOps
3 8 (30.77%) Linux
4 7 (26.92%) Migration
5 5 (19.23%) VMware
5 5 (19.23%) ITIL
5 5 (19.23%) Solaris
5 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (15.38%) Git (software)
6 4 (15.38%) PaaS
6 4 (15.38%) Bash Shell
6 4 (15.38%) Maven
6 4 (15.38%) Data Migration
6 4 (15.38%) Salt
6 4 (15.38%) Jenkins
6 4 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (15.38%) OpenShift
6 4 (15.38%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (15.38%) Ansible
6 4 (15.38%) Red Hat
6 4 (15.38%) Middleware
6 4 (15.38%) IBM
6 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 4 (15.38%) Sun
6 4 (15.38%) UNIX
6 4 (15.38%) AIX
7 3 (11.54%) SQL Server

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 4 (15.38%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (11.54%) WebSphere
2 3 (11.54%) OpenStack
3 2 (7.69%) IIS
4 1 (3.85%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (15.38%) PaaS
1 4 (15.38%) OpenShift
2 3 (11.54%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Maven
1 4 (15.38%) Git (software)
1 4 (15.38%) Jenkins
2 3 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (7.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (15.38%) Architect
1 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Architect
1 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 3 (11.54%) Desktop Support
2 3 (11.54%) Analyst
2 3 (11.54%) Support Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Developer
3 2 (7.69%) Data Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Technical Support Officer
3 2 (7.69%) Technical Support
4 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Designer
4 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Designer
4 1 (3.85%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (3.85%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (3.85%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Help Desk Technician
4 1 (3.85%) Deskside Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) Middleware
2 2 (7.69%) Classic ASP
2 2 (7.69%) Web Services
3 1 (3.85%) XML
3 1 (3.85%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Data Integration
2 2 (7.69%) Blackberry
2 2 (7.69%) Clustering
3 1 (3.85%) Smartphone
3 1 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (34.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 8 (30.77%) Linux
3 5 (19.23%) Solaris
4 4 (15.38%) UNIX
4 4 (15.38%) AIX
5 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Vista
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.85%) HPUX
6 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) DevOps
2 7 (26.92%) Migration
3 5 (19.23%) ITIL
4 4 (15.38%) Data Migration
5 3 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (11.54%) Configuration Management
6 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.85%) TQM
7 1 (3.85%) Software Deployment
7 1 (3.85%) Project Management
7 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.85%) Asset Management
7 1 (3.85%) Data Analysis
7 1 (3.85%) Supply Chain Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) Bash Shell
2 3 (11.54%) SQL
2 3 (11.54%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (42.31%) Security Cleared
2 9 (34.62%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) BC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (11.54%) Hyper-V
3 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (30.77%) Puppet
2 4 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (15.38%) Ansible
2 4 (15.38%) Salt
3 2 (7.69%) PureDisk
3 2 (7.69%) SCDPM
3 2 (7.69%) NetBackup
3 2 (7.69%) WMI
3 2 (7.69%) SCCM
4 1 (3.85%) SCOM
4 1 (3.85%) Backup Exec
4 1 (3.85%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) VMware
2 4 (15.38%) Red Hat
2 4 (15.38%) IBM
2 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 4 (15.38%) Sun
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle
3 2 (7.69%) Citrix
4 1 (3.85%) CA
4 1 (3.85%) Lotus
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco
4 1 (3.85%) HP
4 1 (3.85%) webMethods
4 1 (3.85%) Symantec
4 1 (3.85%) AppSense
4 1 (3.85%) Lumension
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