The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leicester 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 27 June 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
Leicestershire / Leicester
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 3 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1  
Contract jobs citing Windows 43 37 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicester 27.56% 24.18% 26.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 91.49% 84.09% 93.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 9 22
Median daily rate £250 £325 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.07% +3.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £216 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £475 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 9
Median hourly rate £25.00 £11.75 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +112.76% -2.08%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.30 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £13.05 £17.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.38 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.39% +5.64%  

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 Leicester with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Leicester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 47 44 48
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicester 30.13% 28.76% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 15 24
Median daily rate £268 £395 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.27% +25.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £463 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 9
Median hourly rate £30.00 £12.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +150.00% -11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £11.22 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £13.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leicester 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 Leicester

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in Leicester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Leicester

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leicester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Leicester over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Leicester

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows in Leicester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Leicester

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Leicester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Leicester over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Leicester

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Leicester region with a requirement for Windows.

1 28 (41.18%) Windows Server
2 24 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
2 24 (35.29%) Active Directory
3 22 (32.35%) Microsoft
3 22 (32.35%) SCCM
4 18 (26.47%) SQL Server
5 14 (20.59%) HP
6 13 (19.12%) DNS
6 13 (19.12%) DHCP
6 13 (19.12%) TCP/IP
7 12 (17.65%) Dell
7 12 (17.65%) VBScript
7 12 (17.65%) LAN
7 12 (17.65%) PowerShell
7 12 (17.65%) Hyper-V
8 11 (16.18%) Office 365
8 11 (16.18%) IIS
8 11 (16.18%) EPoS
9 10 (14.71%) Wireless
9 10 (14.71%) SQL Server 2012
9 10 (14.71%) Windows 10
9 10 (14.71%) Remote Desktop
10 9 (13.24%) Windows 7
10 9 (13.24%) Microsoft Azure
10 9 (13.24%) VMware
11 8 (11.76%) MS Exchange
11 8 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (10.29%) Linux
12 7 (10.29%) Project Management
13 6 (8.82%) Citrix

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicester 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 (16.18%) IIS
2 8 (11.76%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.94%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.47%) CMS
4 1 (1.47%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.94%) Doxygen
2 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 11 (16.18%) Office 365
2 9 (13.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.94%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 13 (19.12%) DHCP
1 13 (19.12%) DNS
1 13 (19.12%) TCP/IP
2 12 (17.65%) LAN
3 10 (14.71%) Remote Desktop
3 10 (14.71%) Wireless
4 4 (5.88%) SAN
5 3 (4.41%) Firewall
6 2 (2.94%) Bluetooth
6 2 (2.94%) Internet
6 2 (2.94%) WAN
6 2 (2.94%) ZigBee
7 1 (1.47%) Intranet
7 1 (1.47%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.47%) Network Security
7 1 (1.47%) VoIP
7 1 (1.47%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (26.47%) SQL Server
2 10 (14.71%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (7.35%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.94%) CouchDB
4 2 (2.94%) SQLite
5 1 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.47%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.47%) Protractor
General
1 5 (7.35%) Retail
2 1 (1.47%) Back Office
2 1 (1.47%) Finance
2 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (17.65%) Developer
1 12 (17.65%) Systems Engineer
2 9 (13.24%) Support Engineer
3 8 (11.76%) EPoS Engineer
4 7 (10.29%) Analyst
5 6 (8.82%) Desktop Engineer
5 6 (8.82%) Desktop Support
6 5 (7.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 5 (7.35%) Consultant
6 5 (7.35%) Technical Consultant
7 4 (5.88%) .NET Developer
7 4 (5.88%) Applications Developer
7 4 (5.88%) Deployment Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) IT Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) IT Support
8 3 (4.41%) Agile Developer
8 3 (4.41%) Full Stack Developer
8 3 (4.41%) Node.js Developer
8 3 (4.41%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.82%) .NET
2 5 (7.35%) HTML
2 5 (7.35%) Node.js
3 3 (4.41%) CSS
3 3 (4.41%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (2.94%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.94%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (2.94%) Aurelia
4 2 (2.94%) HTML5
4 2 (2.94%) Middleware
4 2 (2.94%) QML
4 2 (2.94%) Qt
4 2 (2.94%) RESTful
4 2 (2.94%) SAML
4 2 (2.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.47%) .NET Remoting
5 1 (1.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.18%) EPoS
2 3 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.41%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.94%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.94%) Handset
3 2 (2.94%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.47%) Clustering
4 1 (1.47%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.47%) Replication
4 1 (1.47%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 28 (41.18%) Windows Server
2 24 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (14.71%) Windows 10
4 9 (13.24%) Windows 7
5 8 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (10.29%) Linux
7 3 (4.41%) Unix
7 3 (4.41%) Windows Phone
8 2 (2.94%) Android
8 2 (2.94%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.94%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.47%) VMS
9 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (10.29%) Project Management
2 6 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (8.82%) ITIL
2 6 (8.82%) Service Management
3 5 (7.35%) Customer Requirements
4 4 (5.88%) High Availability
4 4 (5.88%) Line Management
4 4 (5.88%) Presales
4 4 (5.88%) PRINCE2
4 4 (5.88%) Scenario Testing
5 3 (4.41%) Configuration Management
5 3 (4.41%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (4.41%) Data Security
5 3 (4.41%) DevOps
5 3 (4.41%) E-Commerce
5 3 (4.41%) Functional Testing
5 3 (4.41%) Migration
5 3 (4.41%) Scrum
5 3 (4.41%) Test Strategy
5 3 (4.41%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.65%) PowerShell
1 12 (17.65%) VBScript
2 5 (7.35%) SQL
3 3 (4.41%) C#
4 2 (2.94%) C++
5 1 (1.47%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.47%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.47%) TypeScript
5 1 (1.47%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (7.35%) CCNA
1 5 (7.35%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (7.35%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (7.35%) Security Cleared
1 5 (7.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (5.88%) MCSE
2 4 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.41%) CCNP
3 3 (4.41%) Degree
3 3 (4.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.94%) ISEB
4 2 (2.94%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.47%) CCDP
5 1 (1.47%) CISSP
5 1 (1.47%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.47%) MCDST
5 1 (1.47%) MCITP
5 1 (1.47%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.41%) TickIT
2 2 (2.94%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (2.94%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.47%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.47%) QA
System Software
1 24 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 12 (17.65%) Hyper-V
3 5 (7.35%) Docker
4 2 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (32.35%) SCCM
2 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (4.41%) SCOM
4 2 (2.94%) Ansible
4 2 (2.94%) Kubernetes
4 2 (2.94%) Puppet
4 2 (2.94%) Terraform
5 1 (1.47%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.47%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (32.35%) Microsoft
2 14 (20.59%) HP
3 12 (17.65%) Dell
4 9 (13.24%) VMware
5 6 (8.82%) Cisco
5 6 (8.82%) Citrix
6 3 (4.41%) Oracle
6 3 (4.41%) Sun
7 2 (2.94%) NetApp
8 1 (1.47%) Altiris
8 1 (1.47%) Apple
8 1 (1.47%) Avaya
8 1 (1.47%) LANDesk
8 1 (1.47%) Mitel
8 1 (1.47%) SAP
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