Period
to 17 September 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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 6 10
Rank change year-on-year +2 +4 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 66 85 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 11.87% 13.73% 13.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 75.86% 57.43% 36.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 45 46
Lancashire median daily rate £278 £463 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.00% +12.80% +22.85%
10th Percentile £114 £141 £225
90th Percentile £575 £650 £538
North West median daily rate £313 £349 £324
% change year-on-year -10.46% +7.80% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 16
Lancashire median hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £41.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -70.15% +161.72%
10th Percentile £10.79 £9.75 £10.63
90th Percentile £41.94 £35.00 £45.00
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £15.86 £15.50
% change year-on-year -5.42% +2.32% +12.73%

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 87 148 213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 15.65% 23.91% 37.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 88 127
Lancashire median daily rate £350 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.24% +11.65% +13.33%
10th Percentile £115 £275 £313
90th Percentile £575 £619 £575
North West median daily rate £396 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +5.53% -6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 16
Lancashire median hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £41.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -70.15% +161.72%
10th Percentile £10.79 £9.75 £10.63
90th Percentile £41.94 £35.00 £45.00
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £15.86 £15.50
% change year-on-year -5.42% +2.32% +9.39%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 17 September 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
Preston +2 29 £155 -66.49% 11
Blackburn +4 10 £209 -53.67% 4
Blackpool +8 9 £500 +1.01% 4
Lytham St Annes +1 2 £124 -79.36%
Burnley -2 2 - - 4
Darwen - 2 £167 -
Fleetwood - 2 £114 -
Accrington - 2 £250 -
Ormskirk -1 1 £255 -
Windows
North West

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 22 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 21 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 21 (31.82%) Windows 10
3 20 (30.30%) Windows Server
4 14 (21.21%) Linux
5 13 (19.70%) SQL
5 13 (19.70%) Office 365
6 10 (15.15%) SCCM
6 10 (15.15%) PowerShell
6 10 (15.15%) Public Sector
7 9 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 9 (13.64%) VMware
7 9 (13.64%) .NET
7 9 (13.64%) ITIL
8 8 (12.12%) C#
8 8 (12.12%) Azure
8 8 (12.12%) AWS
9 7 (10.61%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (10.61%) SQL Server
10 6 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
10 6 (9.09%) Citrix
10 6 (9.09%) OneDrive
11 5 (7.58%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (7.58%) Oracle Database
11 5 (7.58%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (7.58%) Migration
11 5 (7.58%) Oracle
11 5 (7.58%) XML
11 5 (7.58%) Unix
11 5 (7.58%) Python

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 4 (6.06%) MS Exchange
1 4 (6.06%) SAS
1 4 (6.06%) SharePoint
1 4 (6.06%) Skype for Business
2 2 (3.03%) Apache
2 2 (3.03%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.52%) CMS
3 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.52%) JBoss
Applications
1 6 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (6.06%) SPSS
2 4 (6.06%) Stata
3 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 13 (19.70%) Office 365
2 8 (12.12%) AWS
2 8 (12.12%) Azure
3 6 (9.09%) OneDrive
4 2 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (3.03%) Amazon ECS
4 2 (3.03%) Amazon EKS
4 2 (3.03%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (3.03%) Amazon S3
4 2 (3.03%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (3.03%) Route 53
4 2 (3.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.06%) Skype
2 3 (4.55%) Firewall
2 3 (4.55%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.55%) VoIP
3 2 (3.03%) DHCP
3 2 (3.03%) DNS
3 2 (3.03%) HTTP
3 2 (3.03%) Internet
3 2 (3.03%) Intranet
3 2 (3.03%) LAN
3 2 (3.03%) SAN
4 1 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.52%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (1.52%) Network Security
4 1 (1.52%) PBX
4 1 (1.52%) SMTP
4 1 (1.52%) SNMP
4 1 (1.52%) VPN
4 1 (1.52%) WAN
4 1 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.61%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.58%) Oracle Database
3 4 (6.06%) Big Data
4 3 (4.55%) MS Access
5 2 (3.03%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (3.03%) MongoDB
5 2 (3.03%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.52%) DataStage
6 1 (1.52%) Firebird
6 1 (1.52%) MySQL
6 1 (1.52%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (6.06%) Git (software)
1 4 (6.06%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.55%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.03%) ClearCase
3 2 (3.03%) GitLab
3 2 (3.03%) NSubstitute
3 2 (3.03%) NUnit
3 2 (3.03%) Rational Robot
3 2 (3.03%) SoapUI
3 2 (3.03%) SonarQube
3 2 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.03%) Visual Studio Coded UI
4 1 (1.52%) Rational DOORS
General
1 10 (15.15%) Public Sector
2 2 (3.03%) Finance
3 1 (1.52%) Avionics
3 1 (1.52%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 13 (19.70%) Support Engineer
2 10 (15.15%) Windows Engineer
3 9 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (12.12%) Administrator
4 8 (12.12%) Desktop Engineer
4 8 (12.12%) Desktop Support
5 7 (10.61%) Developer
6 6 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Deskside Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Rollout Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Server Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Windows Server Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) .NET Developer
8 3 (4.55%) Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) C# Developer
8 3 (4.55%) Software Developer
8 3 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Windows Rollout Engineer
9 2 (3.03%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.64%) .NET
2 5 (7.58%) XML
3 4 (6.06%) WPF
3 4 (6.06%) XSD
4 3 (4.55%) .NET Framework
4 3 (4.55%) WinForms
4 3 (4.55%) XSLT
5 2 (3.03%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.03%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (3.03%) Entity Framework
5 2 (3.03%) JSON
5 2 (3.03%) LDAP
5 2 (3.03%) REST
5 2 (3.03%) SOAP
5 2 (3.03%) Swagger
5 2 (3.03%) Universal Windows Platform
5 2 (3.03%) WSDL
6 1 (1.52%) COM
6 1 (1.52%) CSS
6 1 (1.52%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (6.06%) Driving Licence
1 4 (6.06%) NHS
1 4 (6.06%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (3.03%) PKI
2 2 (3.03%) SCADA
3 1 (1.52%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.52%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 21 (31.82%) Windows 10
2 20 (30.30%) Windows Server
3 14 (21.21%) Linux
4 7 (10.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (7.58%) Unix
5 5 (7.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (6.06%) Windows 7
7 3 (4.55%) Windows 8
8 2 (3.03%) CentOS
8 2 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (3.03%) Solaris
8 2 (3.03%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.52%) Android
9 1 (1.52%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 9 (13.64%) ITIL
2 5 (7.58%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (7.58%) Migration
3 4 (6.06%) ITIL V3
3 4 (6.06%) Problem Management
3 4 (6.06%) Re-Platforming
4 3 (4.55%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (4.55%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 3 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (4.55%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (4.55%) SIEM
4 3 (4.55%) Software Engineering
5 2 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (3.03%) Data Security
5 2 (3.03%) DevOps
5 2 (3.03%) High Availability
5 2 (3.03%) Project Planning
5 2 (3.03%) System Testing
5 2 (3.03%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 13 (19.70%) SQL
2 10 (15.15%) PowerShell
3 8 (12.12%) C#
4 5 (7.58%) Python
5 4 (6.06%) VB
5 4 (6.06%) VB6
6 3 (4.55%) C
6 3 (4.55%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.03%) C++
8 1 (1.52%) Delphi
8 1 (1.52%) Java
8 1 (1.52%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.52%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.52%) VC++
Qualifications
1 3 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (4.55%) SC Cleared
1 3 (4.55%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.52%) Degree
3 1 (1.52%) HNC
3 1 (1.52%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) SLA
2 1 (1.52%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 22 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.03%) Docker
2 2 (3.03%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.03%) vSphere
3 1 (1.52%) BitLocker
3 1 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (15.15%) SCCM
2 2 (3.03%) Grafana
2 2 (3.03%) Kubernetes
2 2 (3.03%) Packer
2 2 (3.03%) Prometheus
2 2 (3.03%) Puppet
2 2 (3.03%) Terraform
3 1 (1.52%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 21 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.64%) VMware
3 6 (9.09%) Citrix
4 5 (7.58%) Oracle
5 4 (6.06%) Tableau
6 3 (4.55%) Cisco
7 2 (3.03%) Xamarin
8 1 (1.52%) Avaya
8 1 (1.52%) Google
8 1 (1.52%) IBM
8 1 (1.52%) Informatica
8 1 (1.52%) NETGEAR
8 1 (1.52%) Remedy