Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 12 10
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows 45 80 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 10.02% 12.16% 11.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.85% 43.48% 51.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 44 66
Lancashire median daily rate £338 £335 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.75% +11.67% +2.13%
10th Percentile £130 £117 £165
90th Percentile £515 £494 £432
North West median daily rate £315 £355 £300
% change year-on-year -11.27% +18.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 16
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £14.57 £34.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +191.80% -57.47% +101.47%
10th Percentile £37.35 £11.79 £12.25
90th Percentile £44.00 £43.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £16.75 £14.34 £15.26
% change year-on-year +16.81% -6.03% +1.73%

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 156 184 211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 34.74% 27.96% 22.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 115 131
Lancashire median daily rate £429 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.54% +5.33% +19.05%
10th Percentile £302 £218 £205
90th Percentile £602 £498 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.11% +13.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 18
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £14.57 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +191.80% -58.39% +94.44%
10th Percentile £37.35 £11.79 £12.35
90th Percentile £44.00 £43.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £17.43 £14.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year +20.21% -8.05% +5.13%

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 20 November 2017.

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
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 20 November 2017. 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 -2 23 £438 +280.43% 2
Morecambe - 3 £100 -
Lytham St Annes +9 2 £240 -42.86%
Blackpool -13 2 £288 -23.33% 2
Lancaster - 2 £250 -
Burnley -2 1 £238 -13.64%
Chorley - 1 £365 - 1
Colne - 1 £375 -
Windows
North West

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 21 (46.67%) Security Cleared
2 17 (37.78%) SC Cleared
3 14 (31.11%) Linux
4 13 (28.89%) SQL
4 13 (28.89%) Oracle
5 12 (26.67%) Migration
5 12 (26.67%) VMware
5 12 (26.67%) Oracle Database
6 11 (24.44%) Active Directory
7 10 (22.22%) PowerShell
8 9 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (20.00%) XML
8 9 (20.00%) Windows Server
9 8 (17.78%) DNS
9 8 (17.78%) Finance
9 8 (17.78%) Microsoft
9 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (17.78%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (15.56%) Hyper-V
10 7 (15.56%) ITIL
10 7 (15.56%) AIX
11 6 (13.33%) Visual Studio
11 6 (13.33%) .NET
11 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (13.33%) Middleware
12 5 (11.11%) Symantec
12 5 (11.11%) WinForms
12 5 (11.11%) SQL Server
12 5 (11.11%) C#
12 5 (11.11%) Unix

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 5 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (6.67%) IIS
2 3 (6.67%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.44%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (4.44%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.22%) Apache
4 1 (2.22%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (4.44%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (4.44%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.44%) OmniGraffle
2 2 (4.44%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (6.67%) Office 365
2 2 (4.44%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (2.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.78%) DNS
2 5 (11.11%) DHCP
3 3 (6.67%) Firewall
3 3 (6.67%) LAN
3 3 (6.67%) SAN
4 2 (4.44%) 3G
4 2 (4.44%) 4G
4 2 (4.44%) Broadband
4 2 (4.44%) Ethernet
4 2 (4.44%) SNMP
4 2 (4.44%) VoIP
4 2 (4.44%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (4.44%) Wireless
5 1 (2.22%) BIG-IP
5 1 (2.22%) IP Telephony
5 1 (2.22%) NAS
5 1 (2.22%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (2.22%) SMS
5 1 (2.22%) VPN
5 1 (2.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (26.67%) Oracle Database
2 5 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 4 (8.89%) TKPROF
4 3 (6.67%) DB2
5 1 (2.22%) MySQL
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.22%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 6 (13.33%) Visual Studio
2 5 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (8.89%) ClearCase
3 4 (8.89%) Rational Robot
3 4 (8.89%) Toad
4 2 (4.44%) Axure RP
4 2 (4.44%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.22%) JIRA
5 1 (2.22%) Mercurial
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (2.22%) TestDirector
General
1 8 (17.78%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.44%) Retail
4 1 (2.22%) Advertising
4 1 (2.22%) Avionics
4 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (13.33%) Architect
1 6 (13.33%) DBA
2 5 (11.11%) Administrator
2 5 (11.11%) Developer
3 4 (8.89%) C# Developer
3 4 (8.89%) Desktop Support
3 4 (8.89%) Oracle DBA
3 4 (8.89%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (6.67%) Software Developer
4 3 (6.67%) Windows Administrator
4 3 (6.67%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 2 (4.44%) C# Software Developer
5 2 (4.44%) Data Centre Manager
5 2 (4.44%) DB2 DBA
5 2 (4.44%) Designer
5 2 (4.44%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Server Administrator
5 2 (4.44%) Software Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.00%) XML
2 6 (13.33%) .NET
2 6 (13.33%) Middleware
3 5 (11.11%) .NET Framework
3 5 (11.11%) WinForms
4 4 (8.89%) Entity Framework
4 4 (8.89%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 4 (8.89%) WPF
4 4 (8.89%) XML Messaging
4 4 (8.89%) XSD
4 4 (8.89%) XSLT
5 2 (4.44%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (2.22%) Ajax
6 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (2.22%) HTML
6 1 (2.22%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (2.22%) Qt
6 1 (2.22%) RESTful
6 1 (2.22%) WCF
6 1 (2.22%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.67%) Mainframe
2 3 (6.67%) RIA
2 3 (6.67%) User Experience
3 2 (4.44%) CMDB
3 2 (4.44%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.22%) Clustering
4 1 (2.22%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.22%) Life Science
4 1 (2.22%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (31.11%) Linux
2 9 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (15.56%) AIX
5 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (11.11%) Unix
7 4 (8.89%) HPUX
7 4 (8.89%) Solaris
8 2 (4.44%) Android
8 2 (4.44%) Apple iOS
8 2 (4.44%) Mac OS X
8 2 (4.44%) Windows 7
8 2 (4.44%) Windows Phone
8 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (4.44%) zOS
9 1 (2.22%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.67%) Migration
2 9 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (15.56%) ITIL
4 5 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 4 (8.89%) DevOps
5 4 (8.89%) Server Virtualisation
6 3 (6.67%) Asset Management
6 3 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (6.67%) Runbook
6 3 (6.67%) Waterfall
7 2 (4.44%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (4.44%) Data Migration
7 2 (4.44%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (4.44%) Problem Management
7 2 (4.44%) Project Planning
7 2 (4.44%) Responsive Web Design
7 2 (4.44%) TDD
7 2 (4.44%) Test Automation
7 2 (4.44%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 13 (28.89%) SQL
2 10 (22.22%) PowerShell
3 5 (11.11%) C#
4 4 (8.89%) Perl
4 4 (8.89%) PL/SQL
4 4 (8.89%) VB
4 4 (8.89%) VB6
5 1 (2.22%) C
5 1 (2.22%) C++
5 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 21 (46.67%) Security Cleared
2 17 (37.78%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.67%) Degree
4 2 (4.44%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (4.44%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (4.44%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.22%) MCITP
5 1 (2.22%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.22%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (24.44%) Active Directory
2 8 (17.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (15.56%) Hyper-V
4 3 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (6.67%) XenApp
5 2 (4.44%) Docker
5 2 (4.44%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (4.44%) XenDesktop
5 2 (4.44%) XenServer
6 1 (2.22%) iptables
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) Ansible
1 4 (8.89%) Backup Exec
1 4 (8.89%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (6.67%) Puppet
3 2 (4.44%) Kubernetes
3 2 (4.44%) SCCM
3 2 (4.44%) Terraform
4 1 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.22%) Salt
4 1 (2.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (2.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (2.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (2.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (28.89%) Oracle
2 12 (26.67%) VMware
3 8 (17.78%) Microsoft
4 5 (11.11%) Citrix
4 5 (11.11%) Symantec
5 4 (8.89%) IFS
6 3 (6.67%) AppSense
6 3 (6.67%) Cisco
6 3 (6.67%) Red Hat
6 3 (6.67%) webMethods
7 2 (4.44%) Adobe
7 2 (4.44%) Nokia
8 1 (2.22%) CommVault
8 1 (2.22%) Kaseya
8 1 (2.22%) Kaspersky
8 1 (2.22%) Lotus
8 1 (2.22%) NetApp
8 1 (2.22%) PlateSpin
8 1 (2.22%) SolarWinds