Period
to 23 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 9 13
Rank change year-on-year +3 +4 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 88 79 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 14.01% 13.64% 10.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.67% 35.59% 33.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 48 33
Lancashire median daily rate £464 £409 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.46% +9.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £155 £218 £115
90th Percentile £650 £538 £515
North West median daily rate £350 £325 £364
% change year-on-year +7.69% -10.65% +21.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 16 15
Lancashire median hourly rate £12.50 £41.88 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.15% +161.72% +10.34%
10th Percentile £9.75 £10.63 £11.79
90th Percentile £35.00 £45.00 £43.00
North West median hourly rate £15.86 £15.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +2.32% +10.71% -6.67%

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 150 222 227
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 23.89% 38.34% 29.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 134 134
Lancashire median daily rate £475 £425 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +8.28% -1.88%
10th Percentile £275 £309 £263
90th Percentile £614 £579 £500
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 16 15
Lancashire median hourly rate £12.50 £41.88 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.15% +161.72% -5.88%
10th Percentile £9.75 £10.63 £11.79
90th Percentile £35.00 £45.00 £43.00
North West median hourly rate £15.86 £16.06 £14.34
% change year-on-year -1.26% +12.01% -4.40%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 27 £463 +6.94% 1
Chorley - 17 £445 - 1
Blackpool -11 14 £495 +16.47% 3
Burnley +1 8 - - 1
Blackburn - 6 £450 - 5
Ormskirk - 4 - -
Lytham St Annes -1 3 £600 +150.00%
Colne 0 1 £115 -67.14% 1
Lancaster -2 1 - -
Newton-le-Willows - 1 - -
Windows
North West

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 40 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 35 (39.77%) Linux
3 28 (31.82%) Windows Server
4 25 (28.41%) SC Cleared
4 25 (28.41%) Security Cleared
5 24 (27.27%) VMware
6 23 (26.14%) Windows 7
7 22 (25.00%) Oracle
8 21 (23.86%) Python
9 20 (22.73%) Unix
10 19 (21.59%) Microsoft
10 19 (21.59%) Windows 10
11 18 (20.45%) SQL
11 18 (20.45%) Firewall
11 18 (20.45%) Puppet
12 17 (19.32%) Ruby
13 16 (18.18%) Git (software)
13 16 (18.18%) DevOps
14 15 (17.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 15 (17.05%) Shell Script
14 15 (17.05%) Perl
15 14 (15.91%) IBM
15 14 (15.91%) Red Hat
16 13 (14.77%) DMZ
16 13 (14.77%) Middleware
16 13 (14.77%) Office 365
17 12 (13.64%) Artifactory
17 12 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
17 12 (13.64%) SCCM
17 12 (13.64%) PostgreSQL

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 12 (13.64%) Tuxedo
2 10 (11.36%) IIS
3 5 (5.68%) MS Exchange
4 4 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (3.41%) TPMS
6 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 10 (11.36%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.27%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (2.27%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (2.27%) Oracle Assets
1 2 (2.27%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (2.27%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (2.27%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (2.27%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (14.77%) Office 365
2 11 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.27%) GitHub
4 2 (2.27%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.14%) IaaS
5 1 (1.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (20.45%) Firewall
2 13 (14.77%) DMZ
3 12 (13.64%) DNS
4 11 (12.50%) SAN
5 10 (11.36%) VLAN
6 5 (5.68%) WAN
7 4 (4.55%) LAN
8 2 (2.27%) TCP/IP
8 2 (2.27%) VPN
9 1 (1.14%) DHCP
9 1 (1.14%) HTTPS
9 1 (1.14%) NAS
9 1 (1.14%) PBX
9 1 (1.14%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (1.14%) SSH
9 1 (1.14%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.64%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (6.82%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.41%) IDMS
4 1 (1.14%) Big Data
4 1 (1.14%) DB2
4 1 (1.14%) Firebird
4 1 (1.14%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.14%) MySQL
4 1 (1.14%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.14%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.14%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 16 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 12 (13.64%) Artifactory
3 4 (4.55%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.27%) Bitbucket
4 2 (2.27%) IBM UrbanCode
4 2 (2.27%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.27%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (2.27%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (2.27%) SonarQube
4 2 (2.27%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.14%) MSI
General
1 4 (4.55%) Manufacturing
2 3 (3.41%) Finance
3 2 (2.27%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.14%) Electronics
4 1 (1.14%) Marketing
4 1 (1.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (19.32%) Analyst
1 17 (19.32%) Architect
2 13 (14.77%) DevOps Engineer
3 11 (12.50%) Technical Architect
4 10 (11.36%) Support Analyst
5 9 (10.23%) 2nd Line Support
5 9 (10.23%) Desktop Support
6 8 (9.09%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
6 8 (9.09%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 8 (9.09%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 7 (7.95%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
7 7 (7.95%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
7 7 (7.95%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 7 (7.95%) Desktop Analyst
7 7 (7.95%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 7 (7.95%) Service Analyst
7 7 (7.95%) Service Desk Analyst
8 6 (6.82%) 1st Line Support
9 5 (5.68%) Project Manager
10 4 (4.55%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.77%) Middleware
2 10 (11.36%) Web Services
3 4 (4.55%) LDAP
4 2 (2.27%) YAML
5 1 (1.14%) .NET
5 1 (1.14%) J2EE
5 1 (1.14%) JSON
5 1 (1.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.50%) Client/Server
2 4 (4.55%) Smartphone
2 4 (4.55%) Virtual Team
3 3 (3.41%) Life Science
3 3 (3.41%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.14%) BYOD
5 1 (1.14%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.14%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.14%) iPad
5 1 (1.14%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.14%) PKI
5 1 (1.14%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.14%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.14%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 35 (39.77%) Linux
2 28 (31.82%) Windows Server
3 23 (26.14%) Windows 7
4 20 (22.73%) Unix
5 19 (21.59%) Windows 10
6 15 (17.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (13.64%) Windows XP
8 10 (11.36%) AIX
8 10 (11.36%) Solaris
9 9 (10.23%) Windows 2000
9 9 (10.23%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 9 (10.23%) Windows NT
10 4 (4.55%) CentOS
11 3 (3.41%) VME
11 3 (3.41%) Windows 8
12 2 (2.27%) Android
12 2 (2.27%) Apple iOS
12 2 (2.27%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (18.18%) DevOps
2 12 (13.64%) Continuous Deployment
2 12 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (12.50%) Migration
4 9 (10.23%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (6.82%) ITIL
6 5 (5.68%) Change Control
7 4 (4.55%) Data Management
7 4 (4.55%) Release Management
7 4 (4.55%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 3 (3.41%) Collaborative Working
8 3 (3.41%) Computer Security
8 3 (3.41%) CRM
8 3 (3.41%) Data Protection
8 3 (3.41%) ITIL V3
8 3 (3.41%) Mobile Device Management
8 3 (3.41%) Refactoring
8 3 (3.41%) Software Licensing
8 3 (3.41%) Source Code Analysis
8 3 (3.41%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 21 (23.86%) Python
2 18 (20.45%) SQL
3 17 (19.32%) Ruby
4 15 (17.05%) Perl
4 15 (17.05%) Shell Script
5 6 (6.82%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.41%) C
6 3 (3.41%) COBOL
7 2 (2.27%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.27%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.14%) C#
8 1 (1.14%) C++
8 1 (1.14%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (28.41%) SC Cleared
1 25 (28.41%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.27%) Degree
3 1 (1.14%) HNC
3 1 (1.14%) MCSA
3 1 (1.14%) MCSE
3 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.14%) GDPR
System Software
1 40 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 4 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (4.55%) Virtual Servers
3 4 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (3.41%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.27%) Docker
6 1 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.14%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (20.45%) Puppet
2 12 (13.64%) SCCM
3 4 (4.55%) Packer
4 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (2.27%) Ansible
5 2 (2.27%) Kubernetes
5 2 (2.27%) Nagios
5 2 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.27%) Terraform
5 2 (2.27%) ZABBIX
6 1 (1.14%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.14%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.14%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 24 (27.27%) VMware
2 22 (25.00%) Oracle
3 19 (21.59%) Microsoft
4 14 (15.91%) IBM
4 14 (15.91%) Red Hat
5 10 (11.36%) EMC
6 9 (10.23%) Hitachi
6 9 (10.23%) Sun
7 8 (9.09%) Palo Alto
8 3 (3.41%) Fujitsu
8 3 (3.41%) Micro Focus
9 2 (2.27%) Adobe
9 2 (2.27%) Citrix
9 2 (2.27%) NetApp
9 2 (2.27%) Snow
10 1 (1.14%) Avaya
10 1 (1.14%) Cisco
10 1 (1.14%) HP
10 1 (1.14%) Juniper
10 1 (1.14%) SAP