Period
to 23 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 23 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
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 9 8
Rank change year-on-year -19 -1 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 28 82 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 6.19% 14.09% 12.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.42% 63.08% 48.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 51 61
Lancashire median daily rate £288 £410 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.88% +31.20% -3.85%
10th Percentile £100 £225 £163
90th Percentile £438 £550 £414
North West median daily rate £350 £350 £315
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -3.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 42
Lancashire median hourly rate £41.00 £38.88 £34.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.47% +13.50% +144.64%
10th Percentile £18.98 £10.63 £13.68
90th Percentile £43.00 £43.25 £42.93
North West median hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +5.73% -11.76% +17.61%

Windows 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 106 130 238
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 23.45% 22.34% 25.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 87 136
Lancashire median daily rate £430 £420 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +13.90% +5.36%
10th Percentile £287 £260 £206
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
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Lancashire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Lancashire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Lancashire over the 6 months to 23 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Lancashire

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Lancashire

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Lancashire over the 6 months to 23 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Lancashire

Windows
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 within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 23 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 9 £425 +2.41% 6
Blackpool -22 7 £281 -32.63% 1
Chorley - 3 £393 - 2
Morecambe - 3 £100 - 1
Lancaster -1 1 £201 - 1
Windows
North West

For the 6 months to 23 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 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.

1 17 (60.71%) VMware
2 11 (39.29%) Active Directory
2 11 (39.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (35.71%) Windows Server
4 9 (32.14%) PowerShell
4 9 (32.14%) DNS
5 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (25.00%) Finance
6 7 (25.00%) Oracle
6 7 (25.00%) Linux
7 6 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (21.43%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (21.43%) SC Cleared
7 6 (21.43%) SCCM
7 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (17.86%) Remote Desktop
8 5 (17.86%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 5 (17.86%) Hyper-V
8 5 (17.86%) Windows 7
8 5 (17.86%) Office 365
8 5 (17.86%) XML
8 5 (17.86%) Python
8 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (17.86%) Firewall
8 5 (17.86%) Migration
9 4 (14.29%) XML Messaging
9 4 (14.29%) Symantec

Windows
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 4 (14.29%) IIS
2 2 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.57%) Apache
3 1 (3.57%) IBM Notes
3 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.57%) TPMS
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (17.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (32.14%) DNS
2 5 (17.86%) Firewall
2 5 (17.86%) Remote Desktop
3 4 (14.29%) DHCP
3 4 (14.29%) LAN
3 4 (14.29%) SAN
4 3 (10.71%) WAN
5 2 (7.14%) 3G
5 2 (7.14%) 4G
5 2 (7.14%) DMZ
5 2 (7.14%) VLAN
5 2 (7.14%) VPN
5 2 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (3.57%) BIG-IP
6 1 (3.57%) SMS
6 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 3 (10.71%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.57%) DB2
4 1 (3.57%) IDMS
4 1 (3.57%) MySQL
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.57%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Advertising
2 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.57%) Retail
2 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (14.29%) Architect
2 3 (10.71%) Administrator
2 3 (10.71%) Desktop Support
2 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (10.71%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Build Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Data Centre Manager
3 2 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (7.14%) Technical Architect
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Administrator
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 1 (3.57%) Data Centre Project Manager
4 1 (3.57%) Senior Build Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) VMware Support Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Wintel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) XML
2 4 (14.29%) XML Messaging
3 3 (10.71%) Web Services
4 2 (7.14%) .NET
4 2 (7.14%) HTML
5 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.57%) Ajax
5 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (3.57%) CSS
5 1 (3.57%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (3.57%) RESTful
5 1 (3.57%) SOAP
5 1 (3.57%) WCF
5 1 (3.57%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.14%) Client/Server
2 2 (7.14%) CMDB
2 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.57%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 10 (35.71%) Windows Server
2 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (25.00%) Linux
4 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (17.86%) Windows 7
6 4 (14.29%) AIX
6 4 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (14.29%) Unix
7 3 (10.71%) Solaris
7 3 (10.71%) Windows 10
8 2 (7.14%) CentOS
8 2 (7.14%) Mac OS X
8 2 (7.14%) Windows 2000
8 2 (7.14%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 2 (7.14%) Windows NT
8 2 (7.14%) Windows XP
9 1 (3.57%) HPUX
9 1 (3.57%) OpenVMS
9 1 (3.57%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) Migration
1 5 (17.86%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (14.29%) Change Control
2 4 (14.29%) ITIL
2 4 (14.29%) Server Virtualisation
3 3 (10.71%) Asset Management
4 2 (7.14%) Application Packaging
4 2 (7.14%) Break/Fix
4 2 (7.14%) Data Management
4 2 (7.14%) DevOps
4 2 (7.14%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (7.14%) Problem Management
4 2 (7.14%) Runbook
5 1 (3.57%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (3.57%) Line Management
5 1 (3.57%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (3.57%) Proactive Management
5 1 (3.57%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 9 (32.14%) PowerShell
2 5 (17.86%) Python
3 2 (7.14%) C#
3 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 2 (7.14%) SQL
4 1 (3.57%) C
4 1 (3.57%) C++
4 1 (3.57%) COBOL
4 1 (3.57%) Fortran
4 1 (3.57%) Pascal
4 1 (3.57%) Perl
4 1 (3.57%) RPG
4 1 (3.57%) RPG IV
4 1 (3.57%) Ruby
4 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (21.43%) SC Cleared
3 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (10.71%) MCSA
5 2 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (3.57%) A+ Certification
6 1 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (3.57%) CCNA
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (3.57%) Degree
6 1 (3.57%) MCP
6 1 (3.57%) MCSE
6 1 (3.57%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (39.29%) Active Directory
1 11 (39.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (21.43%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (17.86%) Hyper-V
4 2 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (3.57%) iptables
5 1 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) SCCM
2 3 (10.71%) Backup Exec
3 2 (7.14%) Packer
3 2 (7.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (60.71%) VMware
2 7 (25.00%) Oracle
3 4 (14.29%) IFS
3 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 4 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 4 (14.29%) Symantec
4 3 (10.71%) Cisco
4 3 (10.71%) Citrix
4 3 (10.71%) IBM
4 3 (10.71%) NetApp
4 3 (10.71%) webMethods
5 2 (7.14%) EMC
5 2 (7.14%) Hitachi
5 2 (7.14%) Nokia
5 2 (7.14%) Palo Alto
5 2 (7.14%) Sun
6 1 (3.57%) CommVault
6 1 (3.57%) Fujitsu
6 1 (3.57%) Ivanti
6 1 (3.57%) Lotus