The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Preston 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 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
Lancashire / Preston
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 4 7
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3  
Contract jobs citing Windows 22 19 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Preston 22.45% 19.59% 11.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 78.57% 90.48% 63.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 4
Median daily rate £420 £375 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -11.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £239 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £375 £511
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 3
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +171.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.60 £16.80 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.80 £42.70 £23.16
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.63 £14.80
% change year-on-year -7.22% +5.60%  

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 Preston with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Preston
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 28 21 19
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Preston 28.57% 21.65% 17.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 8
Median daily rate £445 £375 £387
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.66% -2.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £234 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £375 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 3
Median hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 £19.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% +1.39%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.45 £25.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.84 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.44% +8.64%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Preston

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Preston 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 Preston

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Preston

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Preston

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Preston

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Preston

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Preston

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Preston

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

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Preston

Windows
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Preston

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

1 15 (57.69%) Linux
1 15 (57.69%) Migration
2 12 (46.15%) SC Cleared
2 12 (46.15%) Security Cleared
3 10 (38.46%) Microsoft
4 9 (34.62%) Active Directory
5 8 (30.77%) DNS
6 7 (26.92%) VMware
7 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (23.08%) Visual Studio
8 5 (19.23%) SQL
8 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
8 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
8 5 (19.23%) Middleware
8 5 (19.23%) Software Engineering
8 5 (19.23%) Data Centre
9 4 (15.38%) Finance
10 3 (11.54%) MVC
10 3 (11.54%) Citrix
10 3 (11.54%) Mainframe
10 3 (11.54%) MS Office
10 3 (11.54%) .NET
10 3 (11.54%) Oracle
10 3 (11.54%) C#
10 3 (11.54%) C++
10 3 (11.54%) HTML
10 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET
10 3 (11.54%) CSS
10 3 (11.54%) Unix
10 3 (11.54%) AIX

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Preston 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 1 (3.85%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
2 3 (11.54%) MS Office
3 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (30.77%) DNS
2 2 (7.69%) Firewall
3 1 (3.85%) DHCP
3 1 (3.85%) DSL
3 1 (3.85%) Internet
3 1 (3.85%) iSCSI
3 1 (3.85%) LAN
3 1 (3.85%) MPLS
3 1 (3.85%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.85%) VRRP
3 1 (3.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database
2 2 (7.69%) RDBMS
2 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (7.69%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Visual Studio
2 2 (7.69%) Mercurial
2 2 (7.69%) Toad
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (3.85%) Subversion
General
1 4 (15.38%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Banking
2 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.85%) Avionics
3 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Architect
2 5 (19.23%) Administrator
3 3 (11.54%) C++ Software Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 3 (11.54%) Migration Manager
3 3 (11.54%) Migration Project Manager
3 3 (11.54%) Project Manager
3 3 (11.54%) Software Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) VMware Specialist
4 2 (7.69%) Data Centre Migration Project Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Data Centre Project Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Data Migration Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Data Migration Project Manager
4 2 (7.69%) DBA
4 2 (7.69%) Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Service Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) Middleware
2 3 (11.54%) .NET
2 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET
2 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (11.54%) CSS
2 3 (11.54%) HTML
2 3 (11.54%) Qt
3 2 (7.69%) .NET Framework
3 2 (7.69%) Ajax
3 2 (7.69%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 2 (7.69%) RESTful
3 2 (7.69%) SOAP
3 2 (7.69%) WCF
3 2 (7.69%) Web Services
3 2 (7.69%) WinForms
3 2 (7.69%) XML
4 1 (3.85%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.54%) Mainframe
2 3 (11.54%) Replication
3 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Licensing
3 1 (3.85%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 15 (57.69%) Linux
2 3 (11.54%) AIX
2 3 (11.54%) HPUX
2 3 (11.54%) Solaris
2 3 (11.54%) Unix
2 3 (11.54%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.85%) Windows 2000
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (57.69%) Migration
2 5 (19.23%) Software Engineering
3 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (11.54%) MVC
4 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (7.69%) OO
4 2 (7.69%) OOD
4 2 (7.69%) Unit Testing
5 1 (3.85%) CRM
5 1 (3.85%) Data Migration
5 1 (3.85%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.85%) ETL
5 1 (3.85%) Logistics
5 1 (3.85%) Process Improvement
5 1 (3.85%) Programme Management
5 1 (3.85%) QMS
5 1 (3.85%) RAD
5 1 (3.85%) Release Management
5 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.85%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) SQL
2 3 (11.54%) C#
2 3 (11.54%) C++
3 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 2 (7.69%) Perl
3 2 (7.69%) PL/SQL
3 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (46.15%) SC Cleared
1 12 (46.15%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) Degree
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.85%) BC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 9 (34.62%) Active Directory
2 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Backup Exec
1 2 (7.69%) NetBackup
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (3.85%) Data Guard
2 1 (3.85%) vMotion
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 7 (26.92%) VMware
3 3 (11.54%) Citrix
3 3 (11.54%) Oracle
4 2 (7.69%) HP
4 2 (7.69%) IBM
4 2 (7.69%) PlateSpin
5 1 (3.85%) Dell
5 1 (3.85%) NETGEAR
5 1 (3.85%) SonicWALL
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