Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 46 35
Rank change year-on-year -7 -11 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 10 12 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.69% 2.18% 4.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.17% 6.98% 14.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 25
Lancashire median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - +41.51%
10th Percentile £156 £225 £255
90th Percentile £462 £438 £410
North West median daily rate £350 £317 £370
% change year-on-year +10.41% -14.32% +28.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 16
Lancashire median hourly rate - - £20.00
North West median hourly rate £27.50 £15.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +77.42% -22.50% +33.33%

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 109 172 306
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 18.38% 31.27% 34.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 88 192
Lancashire median daily rate £433 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +13.33% -1.57%
10th Percentile £266 £347 £260
90th Percentile £574 £554 £495
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 18 26
Lancashire median hourly rate £22.50 £38.88 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.12% +3.67% +188.46%
10th Percentile £14.05 £10.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £136.75 £44.45 £43.75
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -

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 18 June 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
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 18 June 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 +14 6 £300 -4.00% 6
Chorley - 3 £463 -
Blackpool - 1 £300 -
Windows Server
North West

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (40.00%) DNS
4 4 (40.00%) VMware
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (30.00%) MCSA
5 3 (30.00%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (30.00%) Windows 10
5 3 (30.00%) Remote Desktop
5 3 (30.00%) SCCM
5 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (30.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
6 2 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (20.00%) Change Control
6 2 (20.00%) Office 365
6 2 (20.00%) Python
6 2 (20.00%) Linux
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (10.00%) arcserve
7 1 (10.00%) MSI

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 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) DNS
2 3 (30.00%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (10.00%) MSI
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Analyst
1 2 (20.00%) Architect
1 2 (20.00%) Build Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Support Analyst
1 2 (20.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (10.00%) 1st Line Technical Support
2 1 (10.00%) Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) DBA
2 1 (10.00%) IT Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) IT Support Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) PowerShell Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) SCCM Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Build Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Windows Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Support
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Support Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (30.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (20.00%) Linux
4 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 2 (20.00%) Change Control
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) DevOps
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Scrum
3 1 (10.00%) Service Management
3 1 (10.00%) Software Distribution
3 1 (10.00%) Task Automation
3 1 (10.00%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (10.00%) VB
3 1 (10.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) MCSA
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (10.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) VMware
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) arcserve
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix