Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 7 12
Rank change year-on-year -12 +5 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 51 81 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 8.60% 14.73% 12.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.79% 47.09% 34.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 42 61
Lancashire median daily rate £400 £435 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.10% +16.07% +14.33%
10th Percentile £130 £232 £250
90th Percentile £619 £552 £475
North West median daily rate £349 £340 £375
% change year-on-year +2.65% -9.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 17 32
Lancashire median hourly rate £22.50 £38.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.94% +93.75% +53.85%
10th Percentile £14.05 £10.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £136.75 £44.60 £43.00
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.18
% change year-on-year -3.23% +9.31% +1.29%

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 109 172 306
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 18.38% 31.27% 34.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 88 192
Lancashire median daily rate £433 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +13.33% -1.57%
10th Percentile £266 £347 £260
90th Percentile £574 £554 £495
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 18 26
Lancashire median hourly rate £22.50 £38.88 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.12% +3.67% +188.46%
10th Percentile £14.05 £10.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £136.75 £44.45 £43.75
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -

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 June 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 18 June 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 18 June 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 -3 17 £428 -1.78% 8
Chorley - 17 £410 - 7
Blackpool -27 6 £300 -45.45%
Lytham St Annes - 3 £600 -
Colne 0 1 £115 -67.14%
Lancaster 0 1 £201 -19.60% 1
Newton-le-Willows - 1 - - 1
Windows
North West

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 28 (54.90%) Active Directory
2 22 (43.14%) Linux
3 17 (33.33%) Unix
4 16 (31.37%) VMware
5 14 (27.45%) Firewall
6 13 (25.49%) DNS
6 13 (25.49%) IBM
6 13 (25.49%) Microsoft
6 13 (25.49%) SCCM
7 12 (23.53%) SC Cleared
7 12 (23.53%) Security Cleared
7 12 (23.53%) Windows XP
8 11 (21.57%) Python
8 11 (21.57%) DMZ
8 11 (21.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (19.61%) Microsoft Azure
9 10 (19.61%) Windows 10
9 10 (19.61%) Windows Server
9 10 (19.61%) SAN
10 9 (17.65%) EMC
10 9 (17.65%) VLAN
10 9 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
10 9 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (15.69%) PowerShell
11 8 (15.69%) Windows 7
11 8 (15.69%) DevOps
11 8 (15.69%) Problem-Solving
11 8 (15.69%) Sun
11 8 (15.69%) Hitachi
11 8 (15.69%) Red Hat

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 8 (15.69%) IIS
2 4 (7.84%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.84%) TPMS
3 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle Assets
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 10 (19.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (11.76%) Office 365
4 2 (3.92%) Bluemix
4 2 (3.92%) GitHub
4 2 (3.92%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (1.96%) IaaS
5 1 (1.96%) PaaS
5 1 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (27.45%) Firewall
2 13 (25.49%) DNS
3 11 (21.57%) DMZ
4 10 (19.61%) SAN
5 9 (17.65%) VLAN
6 5 (9.80%) WAN
7 4 (7.84%) LAN
8 3 (5.88%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (1.96%) DHCP
9 1 (1.96%) SMS
9 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
9 1 (1.96%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.84%) IDMS
2 3 (5.88%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.96%) DB2
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (9.80%) Cucumber
2 3 (5.88%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.92%) Bitbucket
3 2 (3.92%) IBM UrbanCode
3 2 (3.92%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.92%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (3.92%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (3.92%) SonarQube
3 2 (3.92%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.96%) MSI
General
1 2 (3.92%) Manufacturing
1 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.96%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (21.57%) Architect
2 8 (15.69%) Analyst
3 7 (13.73%) Technical Architect
4 5 (9.80%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) Service Analyst
5 4 (7.84%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (7.84%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.88%) Support Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Applications Support
7 2 (3.92%) Design Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Designer
7 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 2 (3.92%) IT Manager
7 2 (3.92%) Oracle Applications Support
7 2 (3.92%) SCCM Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Solutions Designer
7 2 (3.92%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.69%) Web Services
2 3 (5.88%) LDAP
3 2 (3.92%) YAML
4 1 (1.96%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.69%) Client/Server
2 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.88%) Virtual Team
3 2 (3.92%) Life Science
4 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.96%) PKI
4 1 (1.96%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (43.14%) Linux
2 17 (33.33%) Unix
3 12 (23.53%) Windows XP
4 11 (21.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (19.61%) Windows 10
5 10 (19.61%) Windows Server
6 8 (15.69%) AIX
6 8 (15.69%) Solaris
6 8 (15.69%) Windows 2000
6 8 (15.69%) Windows 7
6 8 (15.69%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 8 (15.69%) Windows NT
7 6 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (7.84%) VME
8 4 (7.84%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (5.88%) CentOS
9 3 (5.88%) Windows 8
10 2 (3.92%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (1.96%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (15.69%) DevOps
1 8 (15.69%) Problem-Solving
2 6 (11.76%) Migration
2 6 (11.76%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 5 (9.80%) Change Control
4 4 (7.84%) Data Management
4 4 (7.84%) Refactoring
4 4 (7.84%) Source Code Analysis
4 4 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 3 (5.88%) Release Management
5 3 (5.88%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (3.92%) Application Packaging
6 2 (3.92%) Computer Security
6 2 (3.92%) CRM
6 2 (3.92%) ITIL
6 2 (3.92%) Problem Management
6 2 (3.92%) Software Distribution
6 2 (3.92%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (21.57%) Python
2 8 (15.69%) PowerShell
3 6 (11.76%) Ruby
3 6 (11.76%) SQL
4 4 (7.84%) COBOL
4 4 (7.84%) Perl
4 4 (7.84%) Shell Script
5 3 (5.88%) C
6 2 (3.92%) Bash Shell
6 2 (3.92%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.96%) C#
7 1 (1.96%) C++
7 1 (1.96%) Fortran
7 1 (1.96%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.96%) Pascal
7 1 (1.96%) RPG
7 1 (1.96%) RPG IV
7 1 (1.96%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.96%) VB
7 1 (1.96%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (23.53%) SC Cleared
1 12 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.88%) MCSA
2 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.96%) CCDP
3 1 (1.96%) CCNP
3 1 (1.96%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.96%) CISM
3 1 (1.96%) CISSP
3 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) GDPR
System Software
1 28 (54.90%) Active Directory
2 9 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (9.80%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (9.80%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (5.88%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (3.92%) Docker
5 2 (3.92%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.92%) XenApp
6 1 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 13 (25.49%) SCCM
2 5 (9.80%) Puppet
3 3 (5.88%) Packer
4 2 (3.92%) Ansible
4 2 (3.92%) Kubernetes
4 2 (3.92%) Nagios
4 2 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (3.92%) Terraform
4 2 (3.92%) ZABBIX
5 1 (1.96%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.96%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.96%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (1.96%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (1.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 16 (31.37%) VMware
2 13 (25.49%) IBM
2 13 (25.49%) Microsoft
3 9 (17.65%) EMC
4 8 (15.69%) Hitachi
4 8 (15.69%) Red Hat
4 8 (15.69%) Sun
5 7 (13.73%) Palo Alto
6 5 (9.80%) Oracle
7 4 (7.84%) Fujitsu
7 4 (7.84%) HP
8 3 (5.88%) Micro Focus
8 3 (5.88%) NetApp
9 2 (3.92%) Brocade
9 2 (3.92%) Cisco
9 2 (3.92%) Citrix
9 2 (3.92%) Symantec
10 1 (1.96%) Juniper
10 1 (1.96%) Remedy
10 1 (1.96%) Sophos