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 28 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.

Microsoft Windows
East Midlands / Leicestershire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 2 3
Rank change year-on-year -5 +1  
Contract jobs citing Windows 44 67 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 15.22% 24.36% 19.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.67% 85.90% 70.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 18 43
Median daily rate £300 £211 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.01% +28.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £75 £78
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £383 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 7
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.40% -3.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £11.10 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £37.65 £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year -6.45% +5.08%  

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 66 78 85
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 22.84% 28.36% 27.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 24 61
Median daily rate £300 £250 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £82 £81
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £406 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 7
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £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 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 28 March 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 28 March 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 28 March 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 -8 25 £300 -11.11% 20
Hinckley +2 5 £275 -5.17%
Ashby-de-la-Zouch - 1 - - 1
Windows
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 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 Leicestershire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 31 (45.59%) Microsoft
2 28 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 28 (41.18%) Windows Server
3 21 (30.88%) SQL Server
4 16 (23.53%) HP
4 16 (23.53%) SCCM
4 16 (23.53%) Windows 7
5 15 (22.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (20.59%) Wireless
7 12 (17.65%) IIS
7 12 (17.65%) LAN
7 12 (17.65%) PowerShell
8 11 (16.18%) Office 365
8 11 (16.18%) Windows 10
8 11 (16.18%) TCP/IP
8 11 (16.18%) Dell
9 10 (14.71%) DNS
9 10 (14.71%) DHCP
9 10 (14.71%) MS Excel
9 10 (14.71%) VBScript
9 10 (14.71%) Remote Desktop
9 10 (14.71%) Hyper-V
10 9 (13.24%) SQL Server 2012
10 9 (13.24%) Migration
10 9 (13.24%) VMware
10 9 (13.24%) SQL
11 8 (11.76%) ITIL
11 8 (11.76%) Linux
11 8 (11.76%) Cisco
11 8 (11.76%) EPoS

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 12 (17.65%) IIS
2 7 (10.29%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.94%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.47%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (14.71%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.88%) MS Office
3 1 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.47%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (16.18%) Office 365
2 5 (7.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.41%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.94%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.47%) IaaS
5 1 (1.47%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (20.59%) Wireless
2 12 (17.65%) LAN
3 11 (16.18%) TCP/IP
4 10 (14.71%) DHCP
4 10 (14.71%) DNS
4 10 (14.71%) Remote Desktop
5 6 (8.82%) SAN
5 6 (8.82%) WAN
6 3 (4.41%) Firewall
6 3 (4.41%) VPN
7 2 (2.94%) 3G
7 2 (2.94%) Internet
7 2 (2.94%) VoIP
8 1 (1.47%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.47%) NAS
8 1 (1.47%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (30.88%) SQL Server
2 9 (13.24%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.47%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.94%) git-flow
1 2 (2.94%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.94%) Selenium
1 2 (2.94%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (8.82%) Finance
1 6 (8.82%) Retail
2 3 (4.41%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.94%) Local Government
4 1 (1.47%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.47%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (14.71%) Analyst
2 8 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (11.76%) Support Engineer
3 7 (10.29%) Deployment Engineer
4 6 (8.82%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) Administrator
5 5 (7.35%) Developer
5 5 (7.35%) IT Support
5 5 (7.35%) Windows Administrator
6 4 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Desktop Support
6 4 (5.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) IT Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) IT Support Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Project Manager
6 4 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (4.41%) Exchange Administrator
7 3 (4.41%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (4.41%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.29%) .NET
2 2 (2.94%) CSS
2 2 (2.94%) HTML
2 2 (2.94%) JSON
2 2 (2.94%) Middleware
2 2 (2.94%) Spring
2 2 (2.94%) WPF
3 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.47%) MSMQ
3 1 (1.47%) Node.js
3 1 (1.47%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.47%) REST
3 1 (1.47%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.76%) EPoS
2 4 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.41%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.94%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.47%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.47%) CCTV
5 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.47%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.47%) Handset
5 1 (1.47%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 28 (41.18%) Windows Server
2 16 (23.53%) Windows 7
3 15 (22.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (16.18%) Windows 10
5 8 (11.76%) Linux
6 6 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (5.88%) Android
7 4 (5.88%) Windows 8
8 3 (4.41%) Unix
9 2 (2.94%) Windows Phone
9 2 (2.94%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.47%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.47%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (13.24%) Migration
2 8 (11.76%) ITIL
3 6 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (5.88%) High Availability
4 4 (5.88%) Patch Management
4 4 (5.88%) Scrum
4 4 (5.88%) TDD
5 3 (4.41%) BDD
5 3 (4.41%) Configuration Management
5 3 (4.41%) Data Security
5 3 (4.41%) Logistics
5 3 (4.41%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (4.41%) Software Engineering
6 2 (2.94%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (2.94%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (2.94%) Incident Management
6 2 (2.94%) ITSM
6 2 (2.94%) Network Design
6 2 (2.94%) PRINCE2
6 2 (2.94%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.65%) PowerShell
2 10 (14.71%) VBScript
3 9 (13.24%) SQL
4 4 (5.88%) C#
5 2 (2.94%) Java
5 2 (2.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.88%) MCSE
2 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.41%) ISEB
4 2 (2.94%) Degree
4 2 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.94%) MCITP
5 1 (1.47%) CCDP
5 1 (1.47%) CCNA
5 1 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.47%) CISSP
5 1 (1.47%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.47%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.47%) MCDST
5 1 (1.47%) MCSA
5 1 (1.47%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
5 1 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) Cyber Essentials
1 2 (2.94%) SLA
2 1 (1.47%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.47%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.47%) PMO
2 1 (1.47%) TickIT
System Software
1 28 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 10 (14.71%) Hyper-V
3 8 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.41%) Docker
4 3 (4.41%) vSphere
4 3 (4.41%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.94%) VMware Server
5 2 (2.94%) XenApp
6 1 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (23.53%) SCCM
2 4 (5.88%) Ansible
3 3 (4.41%) AirWatch
4 2 (2.94%) Kubernetes
4 2 (2.94%) Puppet
4 2 (2.94%) SCOM
4 2 (2.94%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (2.94%) Terraform
5 1 (1.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 31 (45.59%) Microsoft
2 16 (23.53%) HP
3 11 (16.18%) Dell
4 9 (13.24%) VMware
5 8 (11.76%) Cisco
6 7 (10.29%) Citrix
7 6 (8.82%) Sun
8 3 (4.41%) EqualLogic
8 3 (4.41%) Intel Security
8 3 (4.41%) Oracle
8 3 (4.41%) Sophos
8 3 (4.41%) Veeam
9 2 (2.94%) Meraki
9 2 (2.94%) NetApp
9 2 (2.94%) Novell
10 1 (1.47%) Apple
10 1 (1.47%) Avaya
10 1 (1.47%) EMC
10 1 (1.47%) Mitel
10 1 (1.47%) Remedy
Leicester, Leicestershire
Oscar
Rate: £70 - £120 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £250 - 280 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP - IT, Digital, Broadcasting & Media Recruitment Specialists
Rate: From £220 to £280 per day or FTC at £35K per annum pro rata
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £280 - 320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £300 - 340 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: £Negotiable/Flexible
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: COMPETITIVE DAILY RATE
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited
Posted: 4 days ago