Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 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
Lancashire > Preston
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 8 18
Rank change year-on-year -2 +10 -12
Contract jobs citing Windows 23 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Preston 11.17% 11.36% 5.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.14% 51.72% 52.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 5
Preston median daily rate £438 £115 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +280.43% -72.94% +113.84%
10th Percentile £256 £93 £243
90th Percentile £568 £198 £445
Lancashire median daily rate £338 £335 £300
% change year-on-year +0.75% +11.67% +2.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 3
Preston median hourly rate £42.50 £36.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.44% -1.35% +94.74%
10th Percentile £38.05 £11.30 £32.80
90th Percentile £44.90 £44.05 £39.40
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £14.57 £34.25
% change year-on-year +191.80% -57.47% +101.47%

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 Preston with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Preston
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 88 29 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Preston 42.72% 21.97% 10.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 17 7
Preston median daily rate £450 £320 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.63% -24.71% -15.00%
10th Percentile £360 £93 £262
90th Percentile £550 £438 £625
Lancashire median daily rate £429 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +8.54% +5.33% +19.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 4
Preston median hourly rate £42.50 £36.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.44% -1.35% +94.74%
10th Percentile £38.05 £11.30 £33.33
90th Percentile £44.90 £44.05 £39.10
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £14.57 £35.00
% change year-on-year +191.80% -58.39% +94.44%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Preston

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

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 6 months to 20 November 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

For the 6 months to 20 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 Preston region with a requirement for Windows.

1 13 (56.52%) Linux
2 11 (47.83%) Migration
2 11 (47.83%) Security Cleared
3 9 (39.13%) SQL
4 8 (34.78%) SC Cleared
5 7 (30.43%) AIX
6 6 (26.09%) Oracle
6 6 (26.09%) Middleware
6 6 (26.09%) Oracle Database
7 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
7 4 (17.39%) HPUX
7 4 (17.39%) Solaris
7 4 (17.39%) Unix
7 4 (17.39%) Data Centre
7 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
8 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
8 3 (13.04%) Puppet
8 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
8 3 (13.04%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (13.04%) Ansible
8 3 (13.04%) TKPROF
8 3 (13.04%) XML
8 3 (13.04%) DB2
8 3 (13.04%) Perl
8 3 (13.04%) PL/SQL
8 3 (13.04%) Toad
8 3 (13.04%) VMware
8 3 (13.04%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (13.04%) Mainframe

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 2 (8.70%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (8.70%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (8.70%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (4.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) Oracle Database
2 3 (13.04%) DB2
2 3 (13.04%) TKPROF
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
4 1 (4.35%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Toad
2 2 (8.70%) ClearCase
2 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
2 2 (8.70%) Rational Robot
2 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.35%) JIRA
3 1 (4.35%) TestDirector
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Architect
1 5 (21.74%) DBA
2 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle DBA
3 2 (8.70%) Administrator
3 2 (8.70%) AWS DevOps
3 2 (8.70%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) AWS Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Data Centre Manager
3 2 (8.70%) DB2 DBA
3 2 (8.70%) Developer
3 2 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Backup Specialist
4 1 (4.35%) C# WPF Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Data Centre Migration Project Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Defect Manager
4 1 (4.35%) ICT Support
4 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Test Manager
4 1 (4.35%) QA Technician
4 1 (4.35%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) Middleware
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 3 (13.04%) XML
3 2 (8.70%) .NET
3 2 (8.70%) .NET Framework
3 2 (8.70%) Entity Framework
3 2 (8.70%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (8.70%) WinForms
3 2 (8.70%) WPF
3 2 (8.70%) XSD
3 2 (8.70%) XSLT
4 1 (4.35%) EDI
4 1 (4.35%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Data Centre
2 3 (13.04%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.35%) Clustering
3 1 (4.35%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.35%) Replication
3 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (56.52%) Linux
2 7 (30.43%) AIX
3 4 (17.39%) HPUX
3 4 (17.39%) Solaris
3 4 (17.39%) Unix
4 2 (8.70%) zOS
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Migration
2 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (13.04%) DevOps
3 3 (13.04%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
4 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (8.70%) Data Migration
4 2 (8.70%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (8.70%) Project Planning
4 2 (8.70%) Release Automation
4 2 (8.70%) SOLID
4 2 (8.70%) TDD
4 2 (8.70%) V-Model
5 1 (4.35%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 1 (4.35%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
5 1 (4.35%) Operations Management
5 1 (4.35%) Scenario Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (4.35%) Test Automation
5 1 (4.35%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) SQL
2 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
3 3 (13.04%) Perl
3 3 (13.04%) PL/SQL
4 2 (8.70%) C#
4 2 (8.70%) VB
4 2 (8.70%) VB6
Qualifications
1 11 (47.83%) Security Cleared
2 8 (34.78%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.70%) Docker
2 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Ansible
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle RMAN
1 3 (13.04%) Puppet
2 2 (8.70%) Kubernetes
2 2 (8.70%) Terraform
3 1 (4.35%) Backup Exec
3 1 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (4.35%) Salt
3 1 (4.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Oracle
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.04%) VMware
3 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.35%) Citrix
4 1 (4.35%) IFS
4 1 (4.35%) PlateSpin
4 1 (4.35%) Symantec
4 1 (4.35%) webMethods