The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 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 26 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
East Midlands / Leicestershire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 5 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2  
Contract jobs citing Windows 67 52 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 24.81% 20.08% 21.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 85.90% 78.79% 87.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 19 28
Median daily rate £265 £325 £271
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.46% +19.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £79 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £463 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 12
Median hourly rate £18.00 £12.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -9.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.99 £11.33 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £14.10 £17.15
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 Leicestershire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Leicestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 78 66 78
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 28.89% 25.48% 24.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 32 32
Median daily rate £290 £350 £278
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.14% +26.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £175 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £463 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 12
Median hourly rate £25.00 £12.75 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.07% -5.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.27 £11.22 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £14.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leicestershire 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 Leicestershire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Leicestershire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Leicestershire over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Leicestershire

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Leicestershire

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Leicestershire over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Leicestershire

Windows
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester +1 44 £250 -23.07% 9
Kegworth +5 2 - -
Loughborough +4 1 - -
Windows
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 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 Leicestershire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 41 (37.27%) Microsoft
1 41 (37.27%) Active Directory
2 40 (36.36%) Windows Server
3 33 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 31 (28.18%) SCCM
5 26 (23.64%) Office 365
6 25 (22.73%) SQL Server
7 23 (20.91%) Windows 7
8 20 (18.18%) HP
9 19 (17.27%) IIS
9 19 (17.27%) .NET
10 18 (16.36%) PowerShell
11 17 (15.45%) VMware
11 17 (15.45%) Dell
11 17 (15.45%) LAN
11 17 (15.45%) Windows 10
12 16 (14.55%) TCP/IP
12 16 (14.55%) Wireless
12 16 (14.55%) Migration
13 15 (13.64%) DNS
13 15 (13.64%) DHCP
13 15 (13.64%) SQL
13 15 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
13 15 (13.64%) Hyper-V
14 14 (12.73%) VBScript
14 14 (12.73%) ITIL
15 13 (11.82%) Linux
15 13 (11.82%) EPoS
15 13 (11.82%) Windows Server 2008
15 13 (11.82%) Agile Software Development

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicestershire 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 19 (17.27%) IIS
2 8 (7.27%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.82%) GroupWise
3 2 (1.82%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.91%) CMS
4 1 (0.91%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (8.18%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.82%) Doxygen
2 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 26 (23.64%) Office 365
2 15 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.82%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.91%) G Suite
5 1 (0.91%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (15.45%) LAN
2 16 (14.55%) TCP/IP
2 16 (14.55%) Wireless
3 15 (13.64%) DHCP
3 15 (13.64%) DNS
4 12 (10.91%) Remote Desktop
5 10 (9.09%) SAN
6 7 (6.36%) Firewall
6 7 (6.36%) WAN
7 4 (3.64%) Internet
8 2 (1.82%) Bluetooth
8 2 (1.82%) VoIP
8 2 (1.82%) VPN
8 2 (1.82%) ZigBee
9 1 (0.91%) 3G
9 1 (0.91%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (0.91%) Intranet
9 1 (0.91%) Network Security
9 1 (0.91%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.91%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 12 (10.91%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (4.55%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.82%) CouchDB
4 2 (1.82%) SQLite
5 1 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (1.82%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.91%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.91%) Protractor
General
1 9 (8.18%) Retail
2 2 (1.82%) Advertising
2 2 (1.82%) Finance
2 2 (1.82%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.91%) Back Office
3 1 (0.91%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 18 (16.36%) Developer
2 14 (12.73%) Systems Engineer
3 12 (10.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (10.91%) Support Engineer
4 11 (10.00%) Analyst
5 10 (9.09%) EPoS Engineer
6 8 (7.27%) Full Stack Developer
7 7 (6.36%) Consultant
7 7 (6.36%) Desktop Engineer
7 7 (6.36%) Desktop Support
7 7 (6.36%) Node.js Developer
8 6 (5.45%) IT Support
8 6 (5.45%) Office 365 Engineer
8 6 (5.45%) Project Manager
9 5 (4.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 5 (4.55%) Administrator
9 5 (4.55%) Digital Developer
9 5 (4.55%) E-Commerce Developer
9 5 (4.55%) IT Engineer
9 5 (4.55%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (17.27%) .NET
2 10 (9.09%) HTML
3 9 (8.18%) Node.js
4 8 (7.27%) CSS
4 8 (7.27%) KnockoutJS
5 7 (6.36%) HTML5
6 5 (4.55%) CSS3
7 2 (1.82%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.82%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (1.82%) Aurelia
7 2 (1.82%) Middleware
7 2 (1.82%) QML
7 2 (1.82%) Qt
7 2 (1.82%) RESTful
7 2 (1.82%) SAML
7 2 (1.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (1.82%) WPF
8 1 (0.91%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.91%) MSMQ
8 1 (0.91%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.82%) EPoS
2 11 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.64%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.73%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.82%) Handset
6 2 (1.82%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.82%) Replication
6 2 (1.82%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.91%) Clustering
7 1 (0.91%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 40 (36.36%) Windows Server
2 33 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 23 (20.91%) Windows 7
4 17 (15.45%) Windows 10
5 13 (11.82%) Linux
5 13 (11.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (7.27%) Windows 8
7 5 (4.55%) Unix
8 3 (2.73%) Android
8 3 (2.73%) Windows Phone
9 2 (1.82%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.82%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.91%) VMS
10 1 (0.91%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.91%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (14.55%) Migration
2 14 (12.73%) ITIL
3 13 (11.82%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (9.09%) E-Commerce
4 10 (9.09%) TDD
5 8 (7.27%) Pair Programming
5 8 (7.27%) Project Management
5 8 (7.27%) Service Management
6 6 (5.45%) High Availability
6 6 (5.45%) Patch Management
7 5 (4.55%) Customer Requirements
7 5 (4.55%) Line Management
7 5 (4.55%) PRINCE2
7 5 (4.55%) Scenario Testing
8 4 (3.64%) Configuration Management
8 4 (3.64%) Functional Testing
8 4 (3.64%) Logistics
8 4 (3.64%) Presales
8 4 (3.64%) Test Strategy
8 4 (3.64%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (16.36%) PowerShell
2 15 (13.64%) SQL
3 14 (12.73%) VBScript
4 10 (9.09%) C#
5 2 (1.82%) C++
6 1 (0.91%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.91%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.91%) TypeScript
6 1 (0.91%) VB
6 1 (0.91%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (6.36%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (6.36%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.45%) CCNA
2 6 (5.45%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (5.45%) MCSE
3 5 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (3.64%) Degree
4 4 (3.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (3.64%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.73%) CCNP
5 3 (2.73%) ISEB
6 2 (1.82%) CCDP
6 2 (1.82%) CISSP
6 2 (1.82%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.82%) MCITP
7 1 (0.91%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.91%) MCDST
7 1 (0.91%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.64%) TickIT
2 3 (2.73%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.73%) SLA
3 2 (1.82%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.91%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.91%) PMO
4 1 (0.91%) QA
System Software
1 41 (37.27%) Active Directory
2 15 (13.64%) Hyper-V
3 8 (7.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (4.55%) Docker
5 2 (1.82%) VMware Server
5 2 (1.82%) vSphere
6 1 (0.91%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.91%) XenApp
6 1 (0.91%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 31 (28.18%) SCCM
2 4 (3.64%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (2.73%) SCOM
4 2 (1.82%) Ansible
4 2 (1.82%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.82%) Puppet
4 2 (1.82%) Terraform
5 1 (0.91%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.91%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.91%) WSUS
Vendors
1 41 (37.27%) Microsoft
2 20 (18.18%) HP
3 17 (15.45%) Dell
3 17 (15.45%) VMware
4 9 (8.18%) Cisco
4 9 (8.18%) Citrix
5 7 (6.36%) NetApp
6 4 (3.64%) Oracle
7 3 (2.73%) Sun
8 2 (1.82%) Avaya
8 2 (1.82%) EqualLogic
8 2 (1.82%) Meraki
8 2 (1.82%) Novell
8 2 (1.82%) SAP
8 2 (1.82%) Sophos
8 2 (1.82%) Veeam
9 1 (0.91%) Aruba
9 1 (0.91%) Google
9 1 (0.91%) Northgate
9 1 (0.91%) SolarWinds
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