Period
to 11 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for Windows Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server over the 6 months to 11 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows Server
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 36 27
Rank change year-on-year -7 -9 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 9 25 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.94% 4.19% 5.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.81% 16.56% 25.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 38
Lancashire median daily rate £195 £313 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.60% +22.55% -15.00%
10th Percentile £173 £213 £170
90th Percentile £234 £525 £400
North West median daily rate £325 £325 £290
% change year-on-year - +12.07% -4.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 4
Lancashire median hourly rate £41.00 £25.50 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.78% -13.56% +84.38%
10th Percentile £18.98 £10.83 £16.23
90th Percentile £43.00 £43.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £16.75 £20.73 £15.00
% change year-on-year -19.20% +38.20% -12.41%

Windows Server is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 155 151 201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 33.41% 25.34% 21.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 95 120
Lancashire median daily rate £433 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.33% - +15.38%
10th Percentile £306 £218 £188
90th Percentile £611 £511 £603
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £360
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +7.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 20
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £36.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.44% -1.35% +87.34%
10th Percentile £36.91 £11.65 £12.45
90th Percentile £44.00 £43.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £17.43 £15.00 £16.16
% change year-on-year +16.20% -7.18% +7.73%

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings citing Windows Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in Lancashire

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Server in Lancashire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server in Lancashire

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server in Lancashire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server in Lancashire

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in Lancashire over the 6 months to 11 December 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Server in Lancashire

Windows Server
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 11 December 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Morecambe - 2 £190 -
Burnley 0 1 £238 +5.56%
Blackpool -2 1 - -
Preston -13 1 - - 1
Windows Server
North West

For the 6 months to 11 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (66.67%) VMware
4 5 (55.56%) Symantec
4 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (55.56%) PowerShell
4 5 (55.56%) ITIL
4 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (55.56%) Hyper-V
5 4 (44.44%) Oracle Database
5 4 (44.44%) IFS
5 4 (44.44%) Server Virtualisation
5 4 (44.44%) Oracle
5 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (44.44%) XML
5 4 (44.44%) Backup Exec
5 4 (44.44%) XML Messaging
5 4 (44.44%) Finance
6 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (33.33%) Asset Management
6 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
6 3 (33.33%) DHCP
6 3 (33.33%) webMethods
6 3 (33.33%) DNS
6 3 (33.33%) Cisco
6 3 (33.33%) LAN
6 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
6 3 (33.33%) Office 365
7 2 (22.22%) 4G

Windows Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (11.11%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) DHCP
1 3 (33.33%) DNS
1 3 (33.33%) LAN
2 2 (22.22%) 3G
2 2 (22.22%) 4G
2 2 (22.22%) SAN
2 2 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (11.11%) Broadband
3 1 (11.11%) Ethernet
3 1 (11.11%) Firewall
3 1 (11.11%) IP Telephony
3 1 (11.11%) NAS
3 1 (11.11%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (11.11%) SNMP
3 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 1 (11.11%) VoIP
3 1 (11.11%) VPN
3 1 (11.11%) WAN
3 1 (11.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle Database
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Administrator
1 4 (44.44%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Administrator
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 2 (22.22%) Desktop Support
3 2 (22.22%) Server Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) IT Support
4 1 (11.11%) IT Support Technician
4 1 (11.11%) IT Technician
4 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Technician
4 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Support Technician
4 1 (11.11%) VMWare Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) VMware Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) XML
1 4 (44.44%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) CMDB
2 1 (11.11%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 2 (22.22%) Mac OS X
6 1 (11.11%) Windows 2000
6 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
6 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) ITIL
2 4 (44.44%) Server Virtualisation
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) Asset Management
4 2 (22.22%) Break/Fix
4 2 (22.22%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (22.22%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (22.22%) Runbook
5 1 (11.11%) Change Management
5 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) ERP
5 1 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (11.11%) Release Management
5 1 (11.11%) Software Deployment
5 1 (11.11%) Supply Chain Management
5 1 (11.11%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (22.22%) MCSE
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) A+ Certification
3 1 (11.11%) CCNA
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (11.11%) MCITP
3 1 (11.11%) MCP
3 1 (11.11%) Network+ Certification
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Hyper-V
1 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) Backup Exec
2 1 (11.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (11.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) VMware
2 5 (55.56%) Symantec
3 4 (44.44%) IFS
3 4 (44.44%) Oracle
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco
4 3 (33.33%) webMethods
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) Nokia
6 1 (11.11%) CommVault
6 1 (11.11%) Kaseya
6 1 (11.11%) Kaspersky
6 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds