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 28 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
Lancashire / Preston
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 13 18
Rank change year-on-year +2 +5  
Contract jobs citing Windows 38 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Preston 16.03% 5.45% 3.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.19% 16.67% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 4 2
Median daily rate £444 £245 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +81.12% -42.35%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year -0.73% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Median hourly rate £43.25 - £11.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% +6.45%  

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 105 36 14
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Preston 44.30% 32.73% 15.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 23 5
Median daily rate £448 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.33% -11.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 - £11.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

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

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Preston

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Preston over the 3 months to 28 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Preston

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

1 38 (65.52%) Linux
2 36 (62.07%) Migration
3 26 (44.83%) Security Cleared
4 23 (39.66%) SC Cleared
5 22 (37.93%) VMware
6 20 (34.48%) Microsoft
7 18 (31.03%) Middleware
8 17 (29.31%) Active Directory
8 17 (29.31%) VMware Infrastructure
9 15 (25.86%) DNS
9 15 (25.86%) AIX
10 13 (22.41%) Mainframe
11 12 (20.69%) SQL
11 12 (20.69%) Oracle
12 11 (18.97%) HPUX
12 11 (18.97%) Solaris
12 11 (18.97%) Unix
12 11 (18.97%) Citrix
12 11 (18.97%) Data Centre
13 9 (15.52%) IBM
14 8 (13.79%) PlateSpin
14 8 (13.79%) SQL Server
14 8 (13.79%) Oracle Database
15 7 (12.07%) Oracle GoldenGate
15 7 (12.07%) TKPROF
15 7 (12.07%) PowerShell
15 7 (12.07%) Perl
15 7 (12.07%) PL/SQL
15 7 (12.07%) Toad
15 7 (12.07%) WebSphere

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 7 (12.07%) WebSphere
2 4 (6.90%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (6.90%) OpenStack
3 3 (5.17%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.45%) SAS
5 1 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.72%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Maximo
2 2 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.90%) Bluemix
1 4 (6.90%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (6.90%) IBM Cloud
1 4 (6.90%) OpenShift
1 4 (6.90%) PaaS
2 2 (3.45%) Office 365
3 1 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.72%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 15 (25.86%) DNS
2 4 (6.90%) Firewall
3 3 (5.17%) DHCP
3 3 (5.17%) SAN
4 2 (3.45%) DSL
4 2 (3.45%) Internet
4 2 (3.45%) iSCSI
4 2 (3.45%) LAN
4 2 (3.45%) MPLS
4 2 (3.45%) Structured Cabling
4 2 (3.45%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.45%) VRRP
4 2 (3.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.79%) Oracle Database
1 8 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.07%) TKPROF
3 6 (10.34%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (12.07%) Toad
2 5 (8.62%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.45%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.72%) Android Studio
4 1 (1.72%) ClearCase
4 1 (1.72%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.72%) Rational Robot
4 1 (1.72%) Subversion
4 1 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (6.90%) Finance
2 3 (5.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.72%) Avionics
3 1 (1.72%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (25.86%) Architect
2 9 (15.52%) DBA
3 8 (13.79%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 7 (12.07%) Infrastructure Architect
4 7 (12.07%) Oracle DBA
5 6 (10.34%) Administrator
6 4 (6.90%) Database Architect
6 4 (6.90%) Oracle Architect
7 3 (5.17%) C++ Software Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Migration Architect
7 3 (5.17%) Migration Specialist
7 3 (5.17%) Software Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) VMware Specialist
7 3 (5.17%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
7 3 (5.17%) Windows Specialist
8 2 (3.45%) 1st Line Support
8 2 (3.45%) Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Developer
8 2 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (31.03%) Middleware
2 7 (12.07%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 3 (5.17%) Qt
4 2 (3.45%) .NET
5 1 (1.72%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.72%) CSS
5 1 (1.72%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.72%) HTML
5 1 (1.72%) jQuery
5 1 (1.72%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (1.72%) WinForms
5 1 (1.72%) WPF
5 1 (1.72%) XML
5 1 (1.72%) XSD
5 1 (1.72%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.41%) Mainframe
2 11 (18.97%) Data Centre
3 7 (12.07%) Replication
4 3 (5.17%) AS400
4 3 (5.17%) iSeries
5 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Licensing
6 1 (1.72%) Clustering
6 1 (1.72%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 38 (65.52%) Linux
2 15 (25.86%) AIX
3 11 (18.97%) HPUX
3 11 (18.97%) Solaris
3 11 (18.97%) Unix
4 6 (10.34%) Windows Server
5 5 (8.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (8.62%) zOS
6 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.45%) Windows 2000
7 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.45%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.72%) Android
8 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (62.07%) Migration
2 5 (8.62%) DevOps
3 4 (6.90%) Configuration Management
3 4 (6.90%) Data Migration
3 4 (6.90%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (6.90%) Software Engineering
4 3 (5.17%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (5.17%) Programme Management
5 2 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (3.45%) CRM
5 2 (3.45%) E-Commerce
5 2 (3.45%) Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (3.45%) Software Licensing
6 1 (1.72%) Change Management
6 1 (1.72%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (1.72%) ERP
6 1 (1.72%) ETL
6 1 (1.72%) MVC
6 1 (1.72%) Quality Management
6 1 (1.72%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (20.69%) SQL
2 7 (12.07%) Perl
2 7 (12.07%) PL/SQL
2 7 (12.07%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.17%) C++
4 2 (3.45%) C#
5 1 (1.72%) Java
5 1 (1.72%) VB
5 1 (1.72%) VB6
Qualifications
1 26 (44.83%) Security Cleared
2 23 (39.66%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.45%) NVQ Level 3
4 1 (1.72%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 17 (29.31%) Active Directory
1 17 (29.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.17%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (3.45%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.45%) vSphere
4 1 (1.72%) Docker
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (12.07%) Oracle RMAN
2 5 (8.62%) Ansible
2 5 (8.62%) Puppet
2 5 (8.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (6.90%) Salt
4 3 (5.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (5.17%) Tivoli
5 2 (3.45%) vMotion
6 1 (1.72%) Control-M
6 1 (1.72%) Data Guard
6 1 (1.72%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.72%) Terraform
Vendors
1 22 (37.93%) VMware
2 20 (34.48%) Microsoft
3 12 (20.69%) Oracle
4 11 (18.97%) Citrix
5 9 (15.52%) IBM
6 8 (13.79%) PlateSpin
7 6 (10.34%) HP
8 3 (5.17%) SAP
9 2 (3.45%) Dell
9 2 (3.45%) NETGEAR
9 2 (3.45%) SonicWALL
10 1 (1.72%) CA
10 1 (1.72%) Red Hat