Period
to 11 December 2018

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 2018 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 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 43 37
Rank change year-on-year +1 -6 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 34 9 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 4.84% 1.94% 4.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.36% 5.81% 16.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 11
Lancashire median daily rate £385 £195 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +97.44% -37.60% +22.55%
10th Percentile £155 £173 £213
90th Percentile £502 £234 £525
North West median daily rate £363 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +11.54% - +12.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 4 6
Lancashire median hourly rate £16.50 £41.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.76% +60.78% -13.56%
10th Percentile £10.35 £18.98 £10.83
90th Percentile £29.70 £43.00 £43.00
North West median hourly rate £17.38 £16.75 £20.73
% change year-on-year +3.73% -19.20% +38.20%

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 167 155 151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 23.79% 33.41% 25.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 114 95
Lancashire median daily rate £500 £433 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.61% +15.33% -
10th Percentile £312 £306 £218
90th Percentile £713 £611 £511
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 14 11
Lancashire median hourly rate £12.50 £42.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.59% +16.44% -1.35%
10th Percentile £9.95 £36.91 £11.65
90th Percentile £21.30 £44.00 £43.00
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.43 £15.00
% change year-on-year +0.40% +16.20% -7.18%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in Lancashire over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 2018.

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 2018. 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
Preston +17 16 £160 - 1
Blackpool +3 14 £495 -
Morecambe +1 1 - -
Blackburn - 1 - - 1
Windows Server
North West

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 34 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (61.76%) VMware
3 15 (44.12%) Linux
3 15 (44.12%) SQL
3 15 (44.12%) Oracle
3 15 (44.12%) Windows 10
4 14 (41.18%) Windows 7
4 14 (41.18%) Active Directory
5 13 (38.24%) Python
5 13 (38.24%) Tuxedo
5 13 (38.24%) Perl
5 13 (38.24%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (38.24%) Ruby
5 13 (38.24%) Shell Script
5 13 (38.24%) Middleware
5 13 (38.24%) Git (software)
5 13 (38.24%) Puppet
5 13 (38.24%) Artifactory
5 13 (38.24%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (38.24%) DevOps
5 13 (38.24%) Continuous Deployment
6 11 (32.35%) SC Cleared
6 11 (32.35%) Security Cleared
7 10 (29.41%) Office 365
8 7 (20.59%) ITIL
8 7 (20.59%) Citrix
8 7 (20.59%) Hyper-V
9 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
10 4 (11.76%) LAN
11 3 (8.82%) WAN

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 13 (38.24%) Tuxedo
2 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (8.82%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (29.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.76%) LAN
2 3 (8.82%) WAN
3 1 (2.94%) DHCP
3 1 (2.94%) DNS
3 1 (2.94%) HTTPS
3 1 (2.94%) PBX
3 1 (2.94%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (2.94%) SSH
3 1 (2.94%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (38.24%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.94%) Firebird
3 1 (2.94%) MySQL
3 1 (2.94%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 13 (38.24%) Artifactory
1 13 (38.24%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.94%) MSI
General
1 1 (2.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (23.53%) 1st Line Support
3 4 (11.76%) Support Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Operations Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Service Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) 1st Line Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 2 (5.88%) Middleware Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Technical Support
5 2 (5.88%) Technical Support Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Windows Support Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Applications Packager
6 1 (2.94%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (38.24%) Middleware
2 1 (2.94%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Smartphone
2 1 (2.94%) iPad
2 1 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 34 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (44.12%) Linux
2 15 (44.12%) Windows 10
3 14 (41.18%) Windows 7
4 3 (8.82%) Windows 8
5 2 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.94%) Windows Phone
6 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (38.24%) Continuous Deployment
1 13 (38.24%) Continuous Integration
1 13 (38.24%) DevOps
2 7 (20.59%) ITIL
3 3 (8.82%) ITIL V3
4 2 (5.88%) Asset Management
4 2 (5.88%) Compliance Audit
4 2 (5.88%) Software Asset Management
4 2 (5.88%) Software Audit
4 2 (5.88%) Software Engineering
4 2 (5.88%) Software License Management
4 2 (5.88%) Software Licensing
4 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (5.88%) Supplier Management
5 1 (2.94%) CRM
5 1 (2.94%) Migration
5 1 (2.94%) MVC
5 1 (2.94%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.94%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 15 (44.12%) SQL
2 13 (38.24%) Perl
2 13 (38.24%) Python
2 13 (38.24%) Ruby
2 13 (38.24%) Shell Script
3 2 (5.88%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.94%) C#
4 1 (2.94%) C++
4 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (32.35%) SC Cleared
1 11 (32.35%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) HNC
System Software
1 14 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 7 (20.59%) Hyper-V
3 3 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.94%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 13 (38.24%) Puppet
2 1 (2.94%) AirWatch
2 1 (2.94%) SCCM
2 1 (2.94%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (61.76%) VMware
2 15 (44.12%) Oracle
3 7 (20.59%) Citrix
4 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.88%) Adobe
5 2 (5.88%) IBM
5 2 (5.88%) Red Hat
5 2 (5.88%) Snow
6 1 (2.94%) Avaya
6 1 (2.94%) Cisco
6 1 (2.94%) Google
6 1 (2.94%) Nortel