Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 10 4
Rank change year-on-year +7 -6 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 145 71 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 25.85% 13.27% 18.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 86.31% 75.53% 89.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 38 36
Leicestershire median daily rate £280 £273 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.75% +9.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £181 £80 £106
90th Percentile £400 £420 £335
East Midlands median daily rate £300 £325 £303
% change year-on-year -7.69% +7.44% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 14 21
Leicestershire median hourly rate £11.18 £13.25 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.66% +10.42% -28.23%
10th Percentile £9.75 £8.69 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.25 £17.64 £16.38
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.20 £13.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year +5.19% +12.50% -7.69%

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 Leicestershire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Leicestershire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 168 94 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 29.95% 17.57% 20.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 51 43
Leicestershire median daily rate £288 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.17% +9.09% -8.33%
10th Percentile £186 £80 £108
90th Percentile £438 £415 £400
East Midlands median daily rate £325 £375 £340
% change year-on-year -13.33% +10.29% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 12 21
Leicestershire median hourly rate £11.18 £13.75 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.73% +14.58% -33.33%
10th Percentile £9.75 £8.89 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.00 £18.46 £16.38
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.20 £13.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year +5.19% +8.00% -3.85%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicestershire

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire.

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Leicester +11 84 £280 -9.68% 3
Kegworth -2 12 - -
Loughborough +3 3 £275 -35.29% 2
Ashby-de-la-Zouch 0 3 £390 - 1
Lutterworth - 2 £135 -
Windows
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 63 (43.45%) Microsoft
2 56 (38.62%) Active Directory
3 52 (35.86%) Windows Server
4 34 (23.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 30 (20.69%) PowerShell
6 27 (18.62%) TCP/IP
6 27 (18.62%) .NET
7 26 (17.93%) DNS
7 26 (17.93%) Migration
7 26 (17.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (17.93%) Agile Software Development
8 25 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
9 23 (15.86%) Linux
10 22 (15.17%) SQL
11 21 (14.48%) SQL Server
11 21 (14.48%) VMware
12 20 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
12 20 (13.79%) ITIL
12 20 (13.79%) LDAP
12 20 (13.79%) PKI
12 20 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
12 20 (13.79%) Data Centre
12 20 (13.79%) Windows 10
13 19 (13.10%) Server Virtualisation
13 19 (13.10%) C#
13 19 (13.10%) Kerberos
13 19 (13.10%) IPsec
14 18 (12.41%) Internet
14 18 (12.41%) Office 365
15 17 (11.72%) Windows 7

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 15 (10.34%) IIS
2 6 (4.14%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.45%) Skype for Business
4 3 (2.07%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.38%) Documentum
5 2 (1.38%) GroupWise
5 2 (1.38%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.69%) Confluence
6 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 17 (11.72%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (6.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (5.52%) MS Visio
4 7 (4.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (2.07%) Doxygen
Cloud Services
1 25 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (12.41%) Office 365
3 16 (11.03%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.38%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.69%) G Suite
5 1 (0.69%) Google Drive
5 1 (0.69%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 27 (18.62%) TCP/IP
2 26 (17.93%) DNS
3 20 (13.79%) LDAP
4 19 (13.10%) IPsec
4 19 (13.10%) Kerberos
5 18 (12.41%) Internet
6 15 (10.34%) Wireless
7 11 (7.59%) LAN
8 9 (6.21%) SAN
9 6 (4.14%) DHCP
9 6 (4.14%) Firewall
9 6 (4.14%) Skype
9 6 (4.14%) WAN
10 5 (3.45%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (2.07%) Bluetooth
11 3 (2.07%) VLAN
11 3 (2.07%) ZigBee
12 2 (1.38%) Modbus
12 2 (1.38%) NAS
12 2 (1.38%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (14.48%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.59%) MongoDB
3 6 (4.14%) CouchDB
3 6 (4.14%) MySQL
3 6 (4.14%) NoSQL
4 4 (2.76%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.07%) SQLite
6 2 (1.38%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.69%) Clusterpoint
7 1 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (5.52%) Jenkins
2 6 (4.14%) TeamCity
3 4 (2.76%) Protractor
4 3 (2.07%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.38%) NUnit
5 2 (1.38%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.69%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.69%) Grunt
6 1 (0.69%) JIRA
General
1 5 (3.45%) Finance
1 5 (3.45%) Spanish Language
2 3 (2.07%) Retail
3 1 (0.69%) Advertising
3 1 (0.69%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 36 (24.83%) Analyst
2 25 (17.24%) Developer
3 16 (11.03%) Service Analyst
3 16 (11.03%) Service Desk Analyst
4 13 (8.97%) Active Directory Specialist
5 11 (7.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (6.21%) Full Stack Developer
6 9 (6.21%) Support Analyst
7 8 (5.52%) C# Developer
8 7 (4.83%) Active Directory Engineer
8 7 (4.83%) DevOps Engineer
8 7 (4.83%) JavaScript Developer
8 7 (4.83%) Node.js Developer
9 6 (4.14%) Consultant
9 6 (4.14%) Desktop Support
9 6 (4.14%) Senior DevOps
9 6 (4.14%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 6 (4.14%) Support Engineer
10 5 (3.45%) Administrator
10 5 (3.45%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (18.62%) .NET
2 15 (10.34%) Node.js
3 14 (9.66%) HTML
4 13 (8.97%) CSS
5 11 (7.59%) HTML5
5 11 (7.59%) RESTful
6 9 (6.21%) KnockoutJS
7 6 (4.14%) AngularJS
7 6 (4.14%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (4.14%) Aurelia
8 5 (3.45%) Sass
9 4 (2.76%) CSS3
10 3 (2.07%) QML
10 3 (2.07%) Qt
10 3 (2.07%) Web Services
11 2 (1.38%) .NET Framework
11 2 (1.38%) Middleware
11 2 (1.38%) XML
12 1 (0.69%) LINQ
12 1 (0.69%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
1 20 (13.79%) Data Centre
1 20 (13.79%) PKI
2 6 (4.14%) Management Information System
2 6 (4.14%) Virtual Team
3 4 (2.76%) Driving Licence
3 4 (2.76%) EPoS
4 3 (2.07%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.38%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.69%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Licensing
6 1 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 52 (35.86%) Windows Server
2 34 (23.45%) Windows Server 2012
3 26 (17.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (15.86%) Linux
5 20 (13.79%) Windows 10
5 20 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (11.72%) Windows 7
7 9 (6.21%) Android
7 9 (6.21%) Unix
8 7 (4.83%) Apple iOS
8 7 (4.83%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.07%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.38%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.69%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.69%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (17.93%) Agile Software Development
1 26 (17.93%) Migration
2 20 (13.79%) ITIL
3 19 (13.10%) Server Virtualisation
4 16 (11.03%) E-Commerce
4 16 (11.03%) Incident Management
4 16 (11.03%) Scrum
5 12 (8.28%) Project Management
6 11 (7.59%) DevOps
7 9 (6.21%) Pair Programming
7 9 (6.21%) TDD
8 7 (4.83%) Service Management
8 7 (4.83%) Typography
9 6 (4.14%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (3.45%) Patch Management
10 5 (3.45%) Server Building
10 5 (3.45%) Software Testing
11 4 (2.76%) Continuous Delivery
11 4 (2.76%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 30 (20.69%) PowerShell
2 22 (15.17%) SQL
3 19 (13.10%) C#
4 16 (11.03%) JavaScript
5 11 (7.59%) TypeScript
6 6 (4.14%) PHP
7 5 (3.45%) C++
8 4 (2.76%) VBScript
9 3 (2.07%) ES6
Qualifications
1 10 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (5.52%) MCSE
3 6 (4.14%) CCNA
3 6 (4.14%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (3.45%) CCNP
4 5 (3.45%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.69%) CCDP
6 1 (0.69%) CISSP
6 1 (0.69%) Degree
6 1 (0.69%) ISEB
6 1 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.69%) MCITP
6 1 (0.69%) MCP
6 1 (0.69%) MCSA
6 1 (0.69%) MCTS
6 1 (0.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.45%) SLA
2 4 (2.76%) GDPR
2 4 (2.76%) QA
3 1 (0.69%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.69%) TickIT
System Software
1 56 (38.62%) Active Directory
2 11 (7.59%) Hyper-V
3 10 (6.90%) Docker
4 6 (4.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (4.14%) vSphere
5 1 (0.69%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.69%) XenApp
5 1 (0.69%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (10.34%) SCCM
2 6 (4.14%) SCVMM
3 3 (2.07%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (2.07%) Puppet
4 2 (1.38%) Ansible
4 2 (1.38%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.38%) Terraform
5 1 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 63 (43.45%) Microsoft
2 21 (14.48%) VMware
3 11 (7.59%) NetApp
4 9 (6.21%) Cisco
5 7 (4.83%) HP
6 5 (3.45%) Dell
7 4 (2.76%) Citrix
8 3 (2.07%) Oracle
8 3 (2.07%) SolarWinds
9 2 (1.38%) Google
9 2 (1.38%) Siemens
10 1 (0.69%) Aruba
10 1 (0.69%) Avaya
10 1 (0.69%) IBM
10 1 (0.69%) Meraki
10 1 (0.69%) Northgate
10 1 (0.69%) Remedy
10 1 (0.69%) SAP
10 1 (0.69%) Xamarin