Period
to 18 April 2019

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 18 April 2019 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
18 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 29 7
Rank change year-on-year +23 -22 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 105 34 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 13.65% 6.44% 15.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 72.41% 33.01% 59.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 17 49
Lancashire median daily rate £515 £325 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +58.46% -14.47% +1.33%
10th Percentile £141 £130 £251
90th Percentile £600 £471 £551
North West median daily rate £350 £365 £345
% change year-on-year -4.11% +5.80% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 17
Lancashire median hourly rate £16.88 £17.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.74% -56.13% +10.71%
10th Percentile £13.93 £12.25 £10.65
90th Percentile £23.88 £22.55 £44.60
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% -3.23% -8.82%

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 145 103 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 18.86% 19.51% 25.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 65 83
Lancashire median daily rate £544 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.94% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £165 £275 £282
90th Percentile £675 £553 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 18
Lancashire median hourly rate £17.38 £17.00 £38.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.21% -56.27% +3.67%
10th Percentile £14.18 £12.25 £10.68
90th Percentile £42.98 £22.55 £44.45
North West median hourly rate £17.25 £15.68 £16.00
% change year-on-year +10.01% -2.00% -4.99%

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 18 April 2019.

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 18 April 2019.

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 18 April 2019. 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 +30 31 £520 +73.33% 2
Preston +1 24 £183 -57.06% 6
Fleetwood - 3 £114 -
Blackburn - 3 £167 - 2
Chorley -6 2 £275 -37.50%
Darwen - 2 £167 - 2
Burnley - 2 - -
Skelmersdale - 2 - -
Morecambe 0 1 - -
Lancaster -2 1 £313 +55.47% 1
Windows
North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2019, 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 50 (47.62%) Linux
2 45 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
3 42 (40.00%) Oracle
3 42 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 39 (37.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 35 (33.33%) Red Hat
6 31 (29.52%) Active Directory
6 31 (29.52%) Cloud Computing
7 29 (27.62%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (27.62%) DevOps
8 28 (26.67%) Hybrid Cloud
9 25 (23.81%) Windows Server
10 23 (21.90%) Serverless
10 23 (21.90%) Citrix
11 22 (20.95%) Stakeholder Management
11 22 (20.95%) Systems Engineering
12 21 (20.00%) Office 365
13 20 (19.05%) Kubernetes
13 20 (19.05%) Docker
14 19 (18.10%) VMware
15 18 (17.14%) Migration
15 18 (17.14%) XML
15 18 (17.14%) AWS Certification
16 17 (16.19%) Git (software)
17 16 (15.24%) Security Management
17 16 (15.24%) GitLab
18 15 (14.29%) OpenShift
18 15 (14.29%) ITIL
18 15 (14.29%) Puppet
19 14 (13.33%) Microsoft

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 6 (5.71%) IIS
1 6 (5.71%) SAS
2 3 (2.86%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.90%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.95%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.95%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.95%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.95%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 10 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (6.67%) SPSS
2 7 (6.67%) Stata
3 3 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 45 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (29.52%) Cloud Computing
3 23 (21.90%) Serverless
4 21 (20.00%) Office 365
5 15 (14.29%) OpenShift
6 6 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (4.76%) Amazon S3
7 5 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (4.76%) IaaS
7 5 (4.76%) PaaS
8 4 (3.81%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (3.81%) Route 53
8 4 (3.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (1.90%) GitHub
10 1 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.95%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.38%) TCP/IP
2 8 (7.62%) DHCP
2 8 (7.62%) DNS
3 7 (6.67%) VPN
4 6 (5.71%) HTTP
5 5 (4.76%) VoIP
6 3 (2.86%) Firewall
6 3 (2.86%) LAN
6 3 (2.86%) SAN
7 2 (1.90%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (1.90%) FTP
7 2 (1.90%) WAN
8 1 (0.95%) IPsec
8 1 (0.95%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.95%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.67%) Big Data
3 5 (4.76%) MongoDB
3 5 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.81%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (3.81%) MySQL
5 3 (2.86%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.86%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.90%) MS Access
6 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.90%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.95%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.95%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.95%) HBase
7 1 (0.95%) HSQLDB
7 1 (0.95%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.95%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 17 (16.19%) Git (software)
2 16 (15.24%) GitLab
3 11 (10.48%) Artifactory
4 10 (9.52%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (5.71%) MSI
6 5 (4.76%) NSubstitute
6 5 (4.76%) NUnit
6 5 (4.76%) SoapUI
7 4 (3.81%) Jenkins
7 4 (3.81%) SonarQube
8 2 (1.90%) LoadRunner
8 2 (1.90%) Subversion
9 1 (0.95%) ERwin
9 1 (0.95%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.95%) Toad
9 1 (0.95%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (12.38%) Finance
2 3 (2.86%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.95%) Avionics
3 1 (0.95%) Banking
3 1 (0.95%) Law
3 1 (0.95%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (17.14%) Architect
1 18 (17.14%) AWS Engineer
2 14 (13.33%) Support Engineer
3 12 (11.43%) DevOps Engineer
4 9 (8.57%) Developer
5 7 (6.67%) AWS Architect
5 7 (6.67%) Platform Engineer
6 6 (5.71%) Infrastructure Architect
6 6 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
7 5 (4.76%) Analyst
7 5 (4.76%) C# Developer
7 5 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (4.76%) Network Architect
8 4 (3.81%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (3.81%) Administrator
8 4 (3.81%) AWS Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (3.81%) Windows Engineer
9 3 (2.86%) Service Analyst
9 3 (2.86%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (17.14%) XML
2 11 (10.48%) YAML
3 9 (8.57%) SOAP
4 8 (7.62%) Web Services
5 7 (6.67%) .NET
5 7 (6.67%) REST
5 7 (6.67%) WSDL
6 6 (5.71%) JSON
7 5 (4.76%) Elastic Stack
7 5 (4.76%) Swagger
7 5 (4.76%) Universal Windows Platform
7 5 (4.76%) WPF
7 5 (4.76%) XSD
8 3 (2.86%) CSS
8 3 (2.86%) HTML
8 3 (2.86%) Qt
9 2 (1.90%) Hibernate
9 2 (1.90%) JSP
9 2 (1.90%) SAML
9 2 (1.90%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 28 (26.67%) Hybrid Cloud
2 10 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.62%) Public Cloud
4 5 (4.76%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.90%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.90%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.90%) User Experience
6 1 (0.95%) Cyberattack
6 1 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.95%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 50 (47.62%) Linux
2 39 (37.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 25 (23.81%) Windows Server
4 14 (13.33%) Windows 10
5 13 (12.38%) Unix
6 9 (8.57%) Android
7 8 (7.62%) Windows 7
8 6 (5.71%) Apple iOS
9 5 (4.76%) CentOS
9 5 (4.76%) Windows 8
10 4 (3.81%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (1.90%) Solaris
12 2 (1.90%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.95%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (27.62%) Agile Software Development
1 29 (27.62%) DevOps
2 22 (20.95%) Stakeholder Management
2 22 (20.95%) Systems Engineering
3 18 (17.14%) Migration
4 16 (15.24%) Security Management
5 15 (14.29%) ITIL
6 11 (10.48%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (7.62%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (7.62%) High Availability
8 7 (6.67%) Information Security
8 7 (6.67%) Re-Platforming
9 6 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 6 (5.71%) Load Balancing
9 6 (5.71%) Software Engineering
9 6 (5.71%) Technical Architecture
10 5 (4.76%) Coaching
10 5 (4.76%) Planning and Forecasting
10 5 (4.76%) SDLC
11 4 (3.81%) Infrastructure Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 13 (12.38%) SQL
2 11 (10.48%) Ruby
3 10 (9.52%) Bash Shell
3 10 (9.52%) Python
4 9 (8.57%) C#
5 4 (3.81%) C++
6 3 (2.86%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.90%) Java
7 2 (1.90%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.95%) Perl
8 1 (0.95%) PHP
8 1 (0.95%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.95%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.95%) VB
8 1 (0.95%) VB6
8 1 (0.95%) VC++
Qualifications
1 18 (17.14%) AWS Certification
2 9 (8.57%) Degree
3 7 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (2.86%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.86%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.90%) ISEB
5 2 (1.90%) MCP
5 2 (1.90%) MCSE
5 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.95%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.95%) HNC
6 1 (0.95%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.76%) SLA
2 1 (0.95%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 31 (29.52%) Active Directory
2 20 (19.05%) Docker
3 7 (6.67%) Hyper-V
3 7 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.95%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.95%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.95%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 20 (19.05%) Kubernetes
2 15 (14.29%) Puppet
3 11 (10.48%) Ansible
4 9 (8.57%) SCCM
5 5 (4.76%) Terraform
6 4 (3.81%) Grafana
6 4 (3.81%) Packer
6 4 (3.81%) Prometheus
7 2 (1.90%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (1.90%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.95%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.95%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.95%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.95%) Ganglia
8 1 (0.95%) Nagios
8 1 (0.95%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.95%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 42 (40.00%) Oracle
2 35 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 23 (21.90%) Citrix
4 19 (18.10%) VMware
5 14 (13.33%) Microsoft
6 6 (5.71%) Tableau
7 5 (4.76%) Xamarin
8 3 (2.86%) IBM
9 2 (1.90%) Cisco
9 2 (1.90%) HP
10 1 (0.95%) Adobe
10 1 (0.95%) AlienVault
10 1 (0.95%) Apple
10 1 (0.95%) Avaya
10 1 (0.95%) BMC
10 1 (0.95%) Cloudera
10 1 (0.95%) Hortonworks
10 1 (0.95%) Remedy
10 1 (0.95%) SAP
10 1 (0.95%) Snow