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 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 6 4
Rank change year-on-year -4 -2  
Contract jobs citing Windows 30 68 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 14.71% 15.85% 16.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 78.95% 46.26% 65.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 32 37
Median daily rate £418 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £250 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £414 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 20 13
Median hourly rate £38.88 £38.63 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.64% +197.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.95 £43.00 £17.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year -6.45% +5.08%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 38 147 100
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 18.63% 34.27% 25.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 89 56
Median daily rate £428 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.06% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £465 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 20 13
Median hourly rate £38.75 £20.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.75% +53.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £43.00 £13.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire citing Windows as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston -1 20 £415 +10.66% 2
Lancaster - 2 - -
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 43 (62.32%) Linux
2 41 (59.42%) Microsoft
3 28 (40.58%) AIX
4 23 (33.33%) ITIL
4 23 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 21 (30.43%) SC Cleared
5 21 (30.43%) SQL
6 20 (28.99%) Windows XP
7 19 (27.54%) Unix
7 19 (27.54%) MS Excel
8 18 (26.09%) Migration
9 17 (24.64%) Service Management
9 17 (24.64%) Release Management
10 16 (23.19%) Analytical Skills
10 16 (23.19%) SQL Server
10 16 (23.19%) Active Directory
11 15 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (20.29%) VMware
13 13 (18.84%) Oracle
13 13 (18.84%) MS PowerPoint
13 13 (18.84%) PowerShell
14 12 (17.39%) Windows 2000
14 12 (17.39%) Middleware
14 12 (17.39%) Change Management
15 11 (15.94%) DNS
15 11 (15.94%) Solaris
15 11 (15.94%) WebSphere
15 11 (15.94%) Data Management
15 11 (15.94%) Windows Server
16 10 (14.49%) DevOps

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 11 (15.94%) WebSphere
2 6 (8.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (4.35%) IIS
4 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.90%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.90%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.45%) SAS
5 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 19 (27.54%) MS Excel
2 13 (18.84%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (11.59%) MS Office
4 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.49%) IaaS
1 10 (14.49%) PaaS
1 10 (14.49%) SaaS
2 3 (4.35%) Office 365
3 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.94%) DNS
2 4 (5.80%) DHCP
3 3 (4.35%) SAN
3 3 (4.35%) VPN
4 2 (2.90%) Firewall
4 2 (2.90%) IP Telephony
4 2 (2.90%) LAN
4 2 (2.90%) NAS
4 2 (2.90%) WAN
5 1 (1.45%) DSL
5 1 (1.45%) Internet
5 1 (1.45%) iSCSI
5 1 (1.45%) MPLS
5 1 (1.45%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (1.45%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.45%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (23.19%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.59%) Relational Database
3 6 (8.70%) Big Data
3 6 (8.70%) DB2
3 6 (8.70%) MongoDB
3 6 (8.70%) NoSQL
4 4 (5.80%) Oracle Database
4 4 (5.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (5.80%) TKPROF
5 2 (2.90%) MySQL
5 2 (2.90%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (11.59%) Visual Studio
2 4 (5.80%) Mercurial
2 4 (5.80%) Toad
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.45%) Subversion
General
1 4 (5.80%) Finance
1 4 (5.80%) Manufacturing
2 3 (4.35%) Avionics
2 3 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.90%) Banking
4 1 (1.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (18.84%) Architect
2 10 (14.49%) Analyst
3 8 (11.59%) Support Analyst
4 7 (10.14%) Administrator
5 6 (8.70%) Monitoring Engineer
5 6 (8.70%) Operational Support Analyst
5 6 (8.70%) Operations Analyst
5 6 (8.70%) Operations Engineer
5 6 (8.70%) Operations Support Analyst
5 6 (8.70%) Senior Operations Engineer
5 6 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (7.25%) C++ Software Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) Software Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (5.80%) DBA
7 4 (5.80%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (5.80%) Oracle DBA
7 4 (5.80%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (17.39%) Middleware
2 8 (11.59%) Web Services
2 8 (11.59%) XML
3 6 (8.70%) J2EE
3 6 (8.70%) JSON
3 6 (8.70%) Regular Expression
4 5 (7.25%) Qt
5 4 (5.80%) .NET
5 4 (5.80%) ASP.NET
5 4 (5.80%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 3 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (4.35%) CSS
6 3 (4.35%) HTML
7 2 (2.90%) .NET Framework
7 2 (2.90%) Ajax
7 2 (2.90%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (2.90%) RESTful
7 2 (2.90%) SOAP
7 2 (2.90%) WCF
7 2 (2.90%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 16 (23.19%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (11.59%) Tandem
3 5 (7.25%) Data Centre
4 4 (5.80%) Mainframe
4 4 (5.80%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.35%) Life Science
5 3 (4.35%) Replication
6 2 (2.90%) Clustering
6 2 (2.90%) RIA
7 1 (1.45%) AS400
7 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Licensing
7 1 (1.45%) PKI
7 1 (1.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 43 (62.32%) Linux
2 28 (40.58%) AIX
3 20 (28.99%) Windows XP
4 19 (27.54%) Unix
5 12 (17.39%) Windows 2000
6 11 (15.94%) Solaris
6 11 (15.94%) Windows Server
7 10 (14.49%) HPUX
8 8 (11.59%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (11.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (2.90%) Windows 7
12 1 (1.45%) Windows 10
12 1 (1.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (33.33%) ITIL
2 18 (26.09%) Migration
3 17 (24.64%) Release Management
3 17 (24.64%) Service Management
4 15 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (17.39%) Change Management
6 11 (15.94%) Data Management
7 10 (14.49%) DevOps
7 10 (14.49%) ITSM
7 10 (14.49%) Open Source
8 9 (13.04%) PRINCE2
9 8 (11.59%) Data Analysis
9 8 (11.59%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 8 (11.59%) Problem Management
9 8 (11.59%) Software Engineering
10 7 (10.14%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (8.70%) SOA
12 5 (7.25%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (7.25%) Microservices
13 4 (5.80%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 21 (30.43%) SQL
2 13 (18.84%) PowerShell
3 10 (14.49%) Perl
4 8 (11.59%) JavaScript
5 7 (10.14%) Java
6 6 (8.70%) Bourne shell
6 6 (8.70%) C#
6 6 (8.70%) Korn
6 6 (8.70%) VBScript
7 5 (7.25%) C++
8 4 (5.80%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 23 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 21 (30.43%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (5.80%) MCSE
5 2 (2.90%) Degree
5 2 (2.90%) MCITP
6 1 (1.45%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.45%) CCNA
6 1 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.45%) NVQ Level 3
6 1 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.14%) SLA
2 2 (2.90%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.90%) QA
System Software
1 16 (23.19%) Active Directory
2 9 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.35%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.35%) vSphere
4 2 (2.90%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.45%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.45%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (11.59%) SCOM
2 7 (10.14%) Netcool
2 7 (10.14%) Tivoli
3 6 (8.70%) HP SiteScope
4 5 (7.25%) Backup Exec
5 4 (5.80%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (2.90%) NetBackup
6 2 (2.90%) SCCM
6 2 (2.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (2.90%) WSUS
7 1 (1.45%) Data Guard
7 1 (1.45%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (1.45%) vMotion
Vendors
1 41 (59.42%) Microsoft
2 14 (20.29%) VMware
3 13 (18.84%) Oracle
4 9 (13.04%) IBM
5 8 (11.59%) HP
6 6 (8.70%) CA
6 6 (8.70%) Citrix
6 6 (8.70%) Red Hat
7 3 (4.35%) Symantec
8 2 (2.90%) Dell
8 2 (2.90%) Kaseya
8 2 (2.90%) Kaspersky
8 2 (2.90%) Lotus
8 2 (2.90%) PlateSpin
8 2 (2.90%) SAP
8 2 (2.90%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.45%) EqualLogic
9 1 (1.45%) NETGEAR
9 1 (1.45%) SonicWALL
9 1 (1.45%) Veeam
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