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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
Leicestershire / Leicester
Rank 10 2 4
Rank change year-on-year -8 +2  
Contract jobs citing Windows 24 45 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicester 15.19% 30.41% 19.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 80.00% 86.54% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 19
Median daily rate £281 £338 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £249 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £425 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 5
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.40% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £11.10 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £37.65 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.45% +6.89%  

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 30 52 45
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicester 18.99% 35.14% 28.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 32
Median daily rate £263 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £442 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 5
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.33% -45.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Leicester

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 16 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 12 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 12 (33.33%) SCCM
3 11 (30.56%) Windows Server
4 10 (27.78%) SQL Server
5 9 (25.00%) HP
5 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (22.22%) Dell
6 8 (22.22%) LAN
6 8 (22.22%) DHCP
6 8 (22.22%) TCP/IP
6 8 (22.22%) DNS
7 7 (19.44%) IIS
7 7 (19.44%) VBScript
7 7 (19.44%) Linux
7 7 (19.44%) Wireless
7 7 (19.44%) PowerShell
7 7 (19.44%) Hyper-V
7 7 (19.44%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (19.44%) Remote Desktop
8 6 (16.67%) Windows 7
8 6 (16.67%) Sun
8 6 (16.67%) MS Exchange
8 6 (16.67%) EPoS
9 5 (13.89%) Windows 10
10 4 (11.11%) Office 365
10 4 (11.11%) Ansible
10 4 (11.11%) Cisco
10 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
10 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared

Windows
Top Related 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 7 (19.44%) IIS
2 6 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.78%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) Office 365
2 2 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.56%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.22%) DHCP
1 8 (22.22%) DNS
1 8 (22.22%) LAN
1 8 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 7 (19.44%) Remote Desktop
2 7 (19.44%) Wireless
3 2 (5.56%) WAN
4 1 (2.78%) Internet
4 1 (2.78%) Network Security
4 1 (2.78%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 7 (19.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.56%) git-flow
1 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
1 2 (5.56%) Selenium
1 2 (5.56%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (8.33%) Finance
1 3 (8.33%) Retail
2 1 (2.78%) Legal
2 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (19.44%) Analyst
1 7 (19.44%) Deployment Engineer
2 5 (13.89%) Support Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Desktop Support
3 4 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Administrator
4 3 (8.33%) Exchange Administrator
4 3 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (8.33%) Windows Administrator
4 3 (8.33%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.56%) Applications Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Data Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Scrum Master
5 2 (5.56%) Test Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) CSS
1 2 (5.56%) HTML
1 2 (5.56%) JSON
1 2 (5.56%) Middleware
1 2 (5.56%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) EPoS
2 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.56%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.78%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 11 (30.56%) Windows Server
2 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (19.44%) Linux
4 6 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 5 (13.89%) Windows 10
6 3 (8.33%) Unix
7 2 (5.56%) Android
7 2 (5.56%) Windows Phone
8 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (2.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (11.11%) Scrum
2 3 (8.33%) Configuration Management
2 3 (8.33%) Data Security
2 3 (8.33%) ITIL
2 3 (8.33%) Logistics
3 2 (5.56%) BDD
3 2 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (5.56%) DevOps
3 2 (5.56%) Functional Testing
3 2 (5.56%) High Availability
3 2 (5.56%) TDD
3 2 (5.56%) Test Strategy
3 2 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (2.78%) ITIL V3
4 1 (2.78%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (2.78%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (2.78%) Patch Management
4 1 (2.78%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 7 (19.44%) PowerShell
1 7 (19.44%) VBScript
2 3 (8.33%) SQL
3 2 (5.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.33%) ISEB
2 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.56%) Degree
3 2 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (5.56%) MCSE
3 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.78%) DBS Check
4 1 (2.78%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.78%) MCDST
4 1 (2.78%) MCITP
4 1 (2.78%) MCSA
4 1 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (2.78%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (2.78%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.78%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.78%) TickIT
System Software
1 12 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (19.44%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (33.33%) SCCM
2 4 (11.11%) Ansible
3 2 (5.56%) Kubernetes
3 2 (5.56%) Puppet
3 2 (5.56%) SCOM
3 2 (5.56%) Terraform
4 1 (2.78%) AirWatch
4 1 (2.78%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 9 (25.00%) HP
3 8 (22.22%) Dell
4 6 (16.67%) Sun
5 4 (11.11%) Cisco
6 3 (8.33%) Citrix
6 3 (8.33%) Oracle
7 1 (2.78%) Apple
7 1 (2.78%) Avaya
7 1 (2.78%) LANDesk
7 1 (2.78%) Mitel
7 1 (2.78%) VMware
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