Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 44 24
Rank change year-on-year -4 -20 +10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 10 20 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 2.23% 3.45% 5.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.52% 15.63% 22.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 36
Lancashire median daily rate £313 £320 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.34% -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £186 £223 £195
90th Percentile £443 £525 £410
North West median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% - +1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 20
Lancashire median hourly rate £41.00 £12.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +221.57% -36.25% -15.70%
10th Percentile £18.98 £10.33 £19.85
90th Percentile £43.00 £15.38 £40.90
North West median hourly rate £18.50 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +15.63% -20.00% +21.21%

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 105 128 239
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 23.39% 22.11% 26.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 86 138
Lancashire median daily rate £430 £421 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.08% +12.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £287 £263 £237
90th Percentile £553 £575 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 36
Lancashire median hourly rate £41.00 £38.88 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.47% +5.07% +164.29%
10th Percentile £18.98 £10.63 £12.75
90th Percentile £43.00 £43.25 £43.00
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +17.61%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 24 February 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 +4 4 £428 +71.00% 2
Morecambe - 2 £190 - 1
Blackpool -1 1 - -
Windows Server
North West

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 8 (80.00%) VMware
3 7 (70.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (70.00%) PowerShell
3 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (40.00%) Finance
4 4 (40.00%) XML Messaging
4 4 (40.00%) Hyper-V
4 4 (40.00%) Oracle Database
4 4 (40.00%) Oracle
4 4 (40.00%) XML
4 4 (40.00%) DNS
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (40.00%) Symantec
4 4 (40.00%) Remote Desktop
4 4 (40.00%) IFS
4 4 (40.00%) Server Virtualisation
5 3 (30.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 3 (30.00%) webMethods
5 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (30.00%) Cisco
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (30.00%) ITIL
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (30.00%) MCSA
5 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (30.00%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (30.00%) Windows 7

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 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
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
1 4 (40.00%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (20.00%) 3G
2 2 (20.00%) 4G
2 2 (20.00%) LAN
2 2 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (10.00%) DHCP
3 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (10.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (30.00%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Administrator
1 3 (30.00%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Build Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Desktop Support
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) PowerShell Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Build Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Windows Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Virtualisation Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) VMWare Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) XML
1 4 (40.00%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (20.00%) Linux
5 2 (20.00%) Mac OS X
6 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Server Virtualisation
2 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) Asset Management
2 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 2 (20.00%) Break/Fix
3 2 (20.00%) Change Control
3 2 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (20.00%) Runbook
4 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (10.00%) Software Deployment
4 1 (10.00%) Supply Chain Management
4 1 (10.00%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (30.00%) MCSA
2 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (10.00%) A+ Certification
4 1 (10.00%) CCNA
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (10.00%) MCP
4 1 (10.00%) MCSE
4 1 (10.00%) Network+ Certification
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) VMware
2 4 (40.00%) IFS
2 4 (40.00%) Oracle
2 4 (40.00%) Symantec
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) webMethods
4 2 (20.00%) Nokia
5 1 (10.00%) CommVault