Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 45 42
Rank change year-on-year +10 -3 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 28 10 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 4.46% 1.73% 3.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.67% 4.50% 12.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 10
Lancashire median daily rate £385 £325 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.46% -7.80% +42.47%
10th Percentile £141 £194 £204
90th Percentile £502 £438 £525
North West median daily rate £350 £316 £325
% change year-on-year +10.76% -2.77% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 9
Lancashire median hourly rate £12.50 - £14.50
10th Percentile £9.75 - £11.32
90th Percentile £35.00 - £43.00
North West median hourly rate £20.50 £15.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year +32.26% -15.07% +21.67%

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 150 222 227
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 23.89% 38.34% 29.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 134 134
Lancashire median daily rate £475 £425 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +8.28% -1.88%
10th Percentile £275 £309 £263
90th Percentile £614 £579 £500
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 16 15
Lancashire median hourly rate £12.50 £41.88 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.15% +161.72% -5.88%
10th Percentile £9.75 £10.63 £11.79
90th Percentile £35.00 £45.00 £43.00
North West median hourly rate £15.86 £16.06 £14.34
% change year-on-year -1.26% +12.01% -4.40%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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
Blackpool - 13 £483 - 3
Preston +28 11 £160 -57.33%
Blackburn - 1 - - 1
Chorley - 1 £465 -
Windows Server
North West

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (50.00%) Linux
2 14 (50.00%) SQL
2 14 (50.00%) Oracle
2 14 (50.00%) VMware
3 12 (42.86%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (42.86%) Middleware
3 12 (42.86%) Ruby
3 12 (42.86%) Python
3 12 (42.86%) Tuxedo
3 12 (42.86%) Perl
3 12 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 12 (42.86%) Shell Script
3 12 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (42.86%) Git (software)
3 12 (42.86%) Puppet
3 12 (42.86%) Artifactory
3 12 (42.86%) DevOps
3 12 (42.86%) Continuous Deployment
4 10 (35.71%) Windows 10
4 10 (35.71%) Windows 7
4 10 (35.71%) SC Cleared
4 10 (35.71%) Security Cleared
5 7 (25.00%) Office 365
6 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
6 5 (17.86%) ITIL
7 4 (14.29%) MS Exchange
7 4 (14.29%) WAN
8 3 (10.71%) LAN
8 3 (10.71%) SQL Server

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 12 (42.86%) Tuxedo
2 4 (14.29%) MS Exchange
3 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) WAN
2 3 (10.71%) LAN
3 1 (3.57%) DNS
3 1 (3.57%) HTTPS
3 1 (3.57%) PBX
3 1 (3.57%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (3.57%) SSH
3 1 (3.57%) SSL
3 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (42.86%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.57%) Firebird
3 1 (3.57%) MySQL
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.57%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 12 (42.86%) Artifactory
1 12 (42.86%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (3.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (10.71%) Operations Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Service Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 2 (7.14%) Middleware Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) 1st Line Technical Support
6 1 (3.57%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) IT Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) IT Support
6 1 (3.57%) IT Support Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Network Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (42.86%) Middleware
2 1 (3.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Smartphone
2 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.57%) iPad
2 1 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (50.00%) Linux
3 10 (35.71%) Windows 10
3 10 (35.71%) Windows 7
4 3 (10.71%) Windows 8
5 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.57%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Phone
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) Continuous Deployment
1 12 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
1 12 (42.86%) DevOps
2 5 (17.86%) ITIL
3 3 (10.71%) ITIL V3
4 2 (7.14%) Asset Management
4 2 (7.14%) Compliance Audit
4 2 (7.14%) Software Asset Management
4 2 (7.14%) Software Audit
4 2 (7.14%) Software License Management
4 2 (7.14%) Software Licensing
4 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (7.14%) Supplier Management
5 1 (3.57%) CRM
5 1 (3.57%) Mathematics
5 1 (3.57%) MVC
5 1 (3.57%) Open Source
5 1 (3.57%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.57%) Task Automation
5 1 (3.57%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (50.00%) SQL
2 12 (42.86%) Perl
2 12 (42.86%) Python
2 12 (42.86%) Ruby
2 12 (42.86%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.57%) C#
3 1 (3.57%) C++
3 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (35.71%) SC Cleared
1 10 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) HNC
System Software
1 12 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) Terminal Services
2 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (42.86%) Puppet
2 1 (3.57%) AirWatch
2 1 (3.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (50.00%) Oracle
1 14 (50.00%) VMware
2 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.14%) Adobe
3 2 (7.14%) IBM
3 2 (7.14%) Red Hat
3 2 (7.14%) Snow
4 1 (3.57%) arcserve
4 1 (3.57%) Avaya
4 1 (3.57%) Citrix
4 1 (3.57%) Nortel