The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 5 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 213 205 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 13.75% 14.18% 18.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.39% 62.50% 83.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 83 120
Average daily rate £293 £275 £110
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.36% +150.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £94 £70
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £295
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 45 69
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.30 £10.47 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £21.25 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.69%
Windows
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands region.

Operating Systems Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
336 328 344
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 21.69% 22.68% 22.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 146 159
Average daily rate £313 £338 £110
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% +206.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £120 £70
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £307
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +9.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 45 70
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% +14.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £22.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the East Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the East Midlands region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Windows
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicestershire 0 68 £293 +77.27% 13
Derbyshire +1 52 £370 +9.62% 11
Nottinghamshire -9 41 £275 -14.72% 18
Northamptonshire -12 23 £325 +16.07% 10
Lincolnshire 0 14 £189 -56.40% 4
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows.

1 188 (45.41%) Active Directory
2 169 (40.82%) Microsoft
3 144 (34.78%) Windows Server
4 103 (24.88%) VMware
5 92 (22.22%) SQL Server
6 87 (21.01%) Windows XP
7 81 (19.57%) SQL
8 76 (18.36%) Windows 7
9 73 (17.63%) Windows Server 2008
10 69 (16.67%) .NET
10 69 (16.67%) MS Office
11 68 (16.43%) MS Excel
12 65 (15.70%) Unix
13 64 (15.46%) Linux
14 59 (14.25%) Windows Server 2003
15 58 (14.01%) TCP/IP
16 57 (13.77%) Oracle
17 53 (12.80%) Windows Server 2012
18 51 (12.32%) MS Exchange
19 47 (11.35%) VMware Infrastructure
20 46 (11.11%) Migration
20 46 (11.11%) C#
20 46 (11.11%) Citrix
21 45 (10.87%) ITIL
22 40 (9.66%) Cisco
22 40 (9.66%) Security Cleared
23 39 (9.42%) HP
23 39 (9.42%) SAN
24 38 (9.18%) Red Hat
24 38 (9.18%) SCCM

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 51 (12.32%) MS Exchange
2 29 (7.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 29 (7.00%) IIS
2 29 (7.00%) SharePoint
3 22 (5.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 19 (4.59%) Exchange Server 2003
5 16 (3.86%) IBM Notes
6 15 (3.62%) Node.js
7 10 (2.42%) WebSphere
8 8 (1.93%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (1.69%) SharePoint Server
10 6 (1.45%) IBM Domino
11 4 (0.97%) JBoss
12 3 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
13 2 (0.48%) iPlanet
14 1 (0.24%) AquaLogic
14 1 (0.24%) ColdFusion
14 1 (0.24%) Oracle Application Server
14 1 (0.24%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 69 (16.67%) MS Office
2 68 (16.43%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.72%) MS Project
4 2 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.24%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.24%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 4 (0.97%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.24%) Advent Geneva
3 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.24%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 25 (6.04%) Office 365
2 11 (2.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.21%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.24%) IBM PureFlex
4 1 (0.24%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (14.01%) TCP/IP
2 39 (9.42%) SAN
3 37 (8.94%) Firewall
4 26 (6.28%) LAN
5 25 (6.04%) Modbus
6 23 (5.56%) WAN
7 19 (4.59%) DHCP
8 17 (4.11%) DNS
8 17 (4.11%) Internet
9 13 (3.14%) VPN
10 12 (2.90%) Wireless
11 7 (1.69%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (1.69%) VoIP
12 6 (1.45%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (0.97%) Converged Networks
13 4 (0.97%) Network Security
13 4 (0.97%) VLAN
13 4 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
14 3 (0.72%) NAS
14 3 (0.72%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 33 (7.97%) Relational Database
3 10 (2.42%) CouchDB
3 10 (2.42%) MongoDB
3 10 (2.42%) MySQL
4 7 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
4 7 (1.69%) DB2
4 7 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (1.45%) DTS
5 6 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (0.97%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.48%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.24%) SQLite
8 1 (0.24%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 31 (7.49%) Visual Studio
2 24 (5.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (3.86%) Git (software)
4 7 (1.69%) GitLab
5 6 (1.45%) git-flow
5 6 (1.45%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.48%) MSI
6 2 (0.48%) SoapUI
6 2 (0.48%) Subversion
7 1 (0.24%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.24%) Bower
7 1 (0.24%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.24%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 28 (6.76%) Manufacturing
2 26 (6.28%) Finance
3 20 (4.83%) Retail
4 11 (2.66%) Banking
5 8 (1.93%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (1.21%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.72%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.48%) Back Office
8 2 (0.48%) Billing
9 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.24%) French Language
9 1 (0.24%) German Language
9 1 (0.24%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.24%) Law
9 1 (0.24%) Legal
9 1 (0.24%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 64 (15.46%) Analyst
2 61 (14.73%) Developer
3 48 (11.59%) Support Engineer
4 37 (8.94%) 2nd Line Support
5 36 (8.70%) Architect
6 34 (8.21%) IT Support
6 34 (8.21%) Solutions Architect
7 33 (7.97%) .NET Developer
8 31 (7.49%) C# Developer
9 26 (6.28%) C# .NET Developer
10 22 (5.31%) Service Analyst
11 21 (5.07%) Desktop Support
11 21 (5.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 21 (5.07%) Support Analyst
12 19 (4.59%) Service Desk Analyst
13 18 (4.35%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 18 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
13 18 (4.35%) Consultant
14 16 (3.86%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 15 (3.62%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (16.67%) .NET
2 33 (7.97%) .NET Framework
3 26 (6.28%) Web Services
4 23 (5.56%) RESTful
5 18 (4.35%) AngularJS
6 17 (4.11%) HTML
7 16 (3.86%) HTML5
8 13 (3.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 12 (2.90%) ASP.NET Web API
10 11 (2.66%) Middleware
11 10 (2.42%) SAML
12 9 (2.17%) ASP.NET
12 9 (2.17%) Entity Framework
12 9 (2.17%) REST
12 9 (2.17%) SOAP
13 8 (1.93%) LINQ
14 6 (1.45%) Sass
15 5 (1.21%) Akka
15 5 (1.21%) Play Framework
16 4 (0.97%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 34 (8.21%) Blackberry
2 30 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (5.07%) Data Centre
4 14 (3.38%) Clustering
5 10 (2.42%) Mainframe
6 7 (1.69%) DataPower
7 6 (1.45%) Driving Licence
8 5 (1.21%) Life Science
8 5 (1.21%) NHS
9 4 (0.97%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.72%) iSeries
10 3 (0.72%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.72%) Replication
10 3 (0.72%) Web 2.0
11 2 (0.48%) CESG
11 2 (0.48%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.48%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.48%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.48%) PMI
11 2 (0.48%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 144 (34.78%) Windows Server
2 87 (21.01%) Windows XP
3 76 (18.36%) Windows 7
4 73 (17.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 65 (15.70%) Unix
6 64 (15.46%) Linux
7 59 (14.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 53 (12.80%) Windows Server 2012
9 31 (7.49%) Windows 8
10 30 (7.25%) Windows 10
11 17 (4.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (3.14%) Windows Phone
13 11 (2.66%) Apple iOS
14 10 (2.42%) Android
15 9 (2.17%) AIX
16 6 (1.45%) MVS
16 6 (1.45%) Windows 2000 Server
16 6 (1.45%) Windows NT
17 4 (0.97%) Windows 2000
18 3 (0.72%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (11.11%) Migration
2 45 (10.87%) ITIL
3 35 (8.45%) Configuration Management
4 33 (7.97%) High Availability
5 32 (7.73%) Disaster Recovery
6 21 (5.07%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (4.59%) Requirements Analysis
8 17 (4.11%) Mentoring
9 14 (3.38%) Change Management
9 14 (3.38%) DevOps
9 14 (3.38%) SDLC
10 13 (3.14%) CRM
11 11 (2.66%) Logistics
11 11 (2.66%) Server Building
11 11 (2.66%) Service Management
11 11 (2.66%) TOGAF
12 10 (2.42%) Change Control
12 10 (2.42%) Data Protection
12 10 (2.42%) ETL
12 10 (2.42%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 81 (19.57%) SQL
2 46 (11.11%) C#
3 28 (6.76%) PowerShell
4 17 (4.11%) Java
5 15 (3.62%) VBScript
6 13 (3.14%) JavaScript
7 9 (2.17%) C++
7 9 (2.17%) T-SQL
8 5 (1.21%) ECMAScript
8 5 (1.21%) Scala
8 5 (1.21%) TypeScript
9 3 (0.72%) Perl
9 3 (0.72%) Python
9 3 (0.72%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.72%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.48%) C
10 2 (0.48%) VB
11 1 (0.24%) JCL
11 1 (0.24%) NATURAL
11 1 (0.24%) VBA
Qualifications
1 40 (9.66%) Security Cleared
2 30 (7.25%) SC Cleared
3 23 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (2.66%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (2.17%) CCNA
6 5 (1.21%) CCNP
6 5 (1.21%) Degree
6 5 (1.21%) MCSA
7 4 (0.97%) MCSE
7 4 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (0.72%) A+ Certification
8 3 (0.72%) ISEB
8 3 (0.72%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.72%) MCDST
8 3 (0.72%) MCP
9 2 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.48%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.48%) MCITP
9 2 (0.48%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.86%) SLA
2 10 (2.42%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.69%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.72%) COBIT
5 2 (0.48%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.48%) TickIT
6 1 (0.24%) QA
System Software
1 188 (45.41%) Active Directory
2 47 (11.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (8.21%) Hyper-V
4 22 (5.31%) VMware ESX
5 15 (3.62%) vSphere
6 10 (2.42%) XenDesktop
7 5 (1.21%) XenApp
8 3 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.24%) Firmware
9 1 (0.24%) NFS
9 1 (0.24%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.24%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.24%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.24%) Time Sharing Option
9 1 (0.24%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.24%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 38 (9.18%) SCCM
2 10 (2.42%) Backup Exec
3 8 (1.93%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 8 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (1.69%) Ansible
4 7 (1.69%) Puppet
5 6 (1.45%) Tivoli
6 5 (1.21%) SCOM
7 4 (0.97%) Control-M
7 4 (0.97%) Terraform
8 3 (0.72%) CA Wily
8 3 (0.72%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.72%) Salt
9 2 (0.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (0.48%) WSUS
10 1 (0.24%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.24%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.24%) MAINVIEW
10 1 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 169 (40.82%) Microsoft
2 103 (24.88%) VMware
3 57 (13.77%) Oracle
4 46 (11.11%) Citrix
5 40 (9.66%) Cisco
6 39 (9.42%) HP
7 38 (9.18%) Red Hat
8 25 (6.04%) Siemens
9 23 (5.56%) IBM
10 18 (4.35%) Dell
11 17 (4.11%) EMC
12 16 (3.86%) Lotus
13 13 (3.14%) NetApp
13 13 (3.14%) SAP
14 11 (2.66%) Remedy
15 9 (2.17%) Altiris
16 7 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
17 5 (1.21%) Apple
17 5 (1.21%) CheckPoint
17 5 (1.21%) Novell
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