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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 6 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 189 228 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 12.15% 13.87% 16.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.97% 61.79% 73.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 91 78
Median daily rate £350 £325 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +44.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £150 £70
10% offered a daily rate of more than £617 £422 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 38 80
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.25 £13.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.47 £10.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £22.92 £72.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
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
310 369 337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 19.92% 22.45% 22.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 165 127
Median daily rate £370 £347 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.48% +26.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £188 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £475 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.32% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 39 81
Median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £10.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £26.00 £72.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.85 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +2.25%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East Midlands region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 May 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
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Leicestershire 0 63 £175 -41.66% 21
Nottinghamshire 0 39 £513 +70.83% 19
Northamptonshire -4 33 £369 +15.23% 21
Derbyshire -2 28 £357 -11.26% 15
Lincolnshire +6 17 £363 +93.33% 5
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Windows.

1 171 (44.42%) Active Directory
2 130 (33.77%) Windows Server
3 117 (30.39%) Microsoft
4 102 (26.49%) VMware
5 72 (18.70%) .NET
6 70 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 69 (17.92%) Linux
7 69 (17.92%) Windows Server 2003
8 68 (17.66%) Windows XP
9 64 (16.62%) SQL Server
10 63 (16.36%) Windows Server 2012
11 61 (15.84%) Unix
12 59 (15.32%) Windows 7
13 58 (15.06%) ITIL
14 54 (14.03%) Security Cleared
15 53 (13.77%) Windows 10
16 48 (12.47%) SQL
17 47 (12.21%) MS Exchange
18 46 (11.95%) MS Excel
18 46 (11.95%) C#
19 45 (11.69%) MS Office
20 44 (11.43%) Cisco
21 42 (10.91%) SC Cleared
22 41 (10.65%) VMware Infrastructure
22 41 (10.65%) Configuration Management
23 39 (10.13%) Red Hat
23 39 (10.13%) HTML
23 39 (10.13%) Office 365
24 38 (9.87%) AngularJS
25 37 (9.61%) Analytical Skills

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 47 (12.21%) MS Exchange
2 36 (9.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (7.01%) Node.js
4 25 (6.49%) SharePoint
5 21 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2003
6 19 (4.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 15 (3.90%) IIS
7 15 (3.90%) SharePoint 2013
8 13 (3.38%) WebSphere
9 11 (2.86%) IBM Notes
10 8 (2.08%) SharePoint Server
11 7 (1.82%) Mule
12 5 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
13 4 (1.04%) AquaLogic
13 4 (1.04%) MQSeries
13 4 (1.04%) Oracle Application Server
13 4 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (1.04%) Tuxedo
13 4 (1.04%) WebLogic
13 4 (1.04%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 46 (11.95%) MS Excel
2 45 (11.69%) MS Office
3 7 (1.82%) Doxygen
4 2 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.52%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.04%) OpenText MBPM
2 2 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 39 (10.13%) Office 365
2 21 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (3.12%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.56%) IaaS
5 5 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.26%) IBM PureFlex
6 1 (0.26%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.26%) PaaS
6 1 (0.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (8.57%) Firewall
2 32 (8.31%) LAN
3 29 (7.53%) SAN
4 28 (7.27%) WAN
5 27 (7.01%) TCP/IP
6 25 (6.49%) DNS
7 23 (5.97%) DHCP
7 23 (5.97%) VPN
8 21 (5.45%) Wireless
9 18 (4.68%) Internet
10 14 (3.64%) Wi-Fi
11 8 (2.08%) Bluetooth
11 8 (2.08%) Modbus
11 8 (2.08%) ZigBee
12 7 (1.82%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (1.82%) SSL
13 5 (1.30%) Network Security
14 4 (1.04%) Cisco Nexus
14 4 (1.04%) Intranet
15 3 (0.78%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (16.62%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.68%) Relational Database
3 12 (3.12%) CouchDB
3 12 (3.12%) MongoDB
4 9 (2.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (2.08%) SQLite
6 7 (1.82%) BusinessObjects
6 7 (1.82%) DTS
6 7 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (1.56%) MySQL
7 6 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (1.04%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.78%) SSDT
11 2 (0.52%) DB2
11 2 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.26%) Adabas
12 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database 10g
12 1 (0.26%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 22 (5.71%) Git (software)
2 21 (5.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (4.68%) Visual Studio
4 17 (4.42%) git-flow
5 15 (3.90%) jspm
6 8 (2.08%) Jenkins
7 5 (1.30%) GitLab
8 2 (0.52%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.52%) MSBuild
8 2 (0.52%) MSI
9 1 (0.26%) Bower
9 1 (0.26%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.26%) Maven
9 1 (0.26%) SoapUI
General
1 30 (7.79%) Finance
2 23 (5.97%) Manufacturing
3 13 (3.38%) Banking
4 10 (2.60%) Retail
5 7 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (1.56%) Back Office
7 4 (1.04%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.52%) Automotive
8 2 (0.52%) Billing
8 2 (0.52%) French Language
8 2 (0.52%) German Language
8 2 (0.52%) Italian Language
8 2 (0.52%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.26%) Advertising
9 1 (0.26%) Electronics
9 1 (0.26%) Legal
9 1 (0.26%) Local Government
9 1 (0.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 75 (19.48%) Developer
2 62 (16.10%) Analyst
3 53 (13.77%) Architect
4 34 (8.83%) Applications Developer
5 32 (8.31%) Solutions Architect
6 29 (7.53%) Support Engineer
7 22 (5.71%) .NET Developer
8 21 (5.45%) Service Analyst
9 20 (5.19%) 3rd Line Support
9 20 (5.19%) IT Support
10 17 (4.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 17 (4.42%) Desktop Engineer
10 17 (4.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 16 (4.16%) Desktop Support
12 15 (3.90%) Service Desk Analyst
12 15 (3.90%) Support Analyst
13 14 (3.64%) C# Developer
14 13 (3.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 13 (3.38%) C# .NET Developer
14 13 (3.38%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (18.70%) .NET
2 39 (10.13%) HTML
3 38 (9.87%) AngularJS
4 37 (9.61%) RESTful
5 36 (9.35%) HTML5
6 27 (7.01%) Aurelia
7 26 (6.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 21 (5.45%) Web Services
9 20 (5.19%) .NET Framework
10 19 (4.94%) Entity Framework
11 17 (4.42%) ASP.NET Web API
11 17 (4.42%) LINQ
11 17 (4.42%) Sass
12 12 (3.12%) Material Design
12 12 (3.12%) Middleware
13 11 (2.86%) ASP.NET
14 10 (2.60%) SAML
15 9 (2.34%) QML
15 9 (2.34%) Qt
16 8 (2.08%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 37 (9.61%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (6.75%) Blackberry
3 22 (5.71%) Data Centre
4 12 (3.12%) Clustering
5 8 (2.08%) Smart Meter
6 6 (1.56%) Mainframe
6 6 (1.56%) Minimum Viable Product
6 6 (1.56%) Mobile App
6 6 (1.56%) Replication
7 5 (1.30%) Smartphone
8 3 (0.78%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.78%) Digital Media
8 3 (0.78%) EMC VNX
8 3 (0.78%) iPad
8 3 (0.78%) Mathematics
8 3 (0.78%) NHS
8 3 (0.78%) User Experience
9 2 (0.52%) CMDB
9 2 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.52%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 130 (33.77%) Windows Server
2 70 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 69 (17.92%) Linux
3 69 (17.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 68 (17.66%) Windows XP
5 63 (16.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 61 (15.84%) Unix
7 59 (15.32%) Windows 7
8 53 (13.77%) Windows 10
9 29 (7.53%) Windows 8
10 27 (7.01%) Windows Phone
11 18 (4.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 14 (3.64%) Apple iOS
13 11 (2.86%) Android
14 10 (2.60%) Mac OS X
15 9 (2.34%) AIX
15 9 (2.34%) Solaris
16 4 (1.04%) MVS
16 4 (1.04%) OS/390
16 4 (1.04%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (15.06%) ITIL
2 41 (10.65%) Configuration Management
3 34 (8.83%) Migration
4 25 (6.49%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (5.45%) High Availability
6 19 (4.94%) Requirements Analysis
7 18 (4.68%) DevOps
8 17 (4.42%) Continuous Improvement
8 17 (4.42%) Responsive Web Design
9 16 (4.16%) TOGAF
10 15 (3.90%) Disaster Recovery
11 13 (3.38%) Scrum
12 12 (3.12%) OO
13 11 (2.86%) Change Management
13 11 (2.86%) Mentoring
13 11 (2.86%) Release Management
13 11 (2.86%) Service Delivery
14 10 (2.60%) PRINCE2
14 10 (2.60%) Process Improvement
14 10 (2.60%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 48 (12.47%) SQL
2 46 (11.95%) C#
3 35 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 29 (7.53%) PowerShell
5 22 (5.71%) Java
5 22 (5.71%) VBScript
6 19 (4.94%) C++
7 16 (4.16%) TypeScript
8 14 (3.64%) ECMAScript
9 11 (2.86%) T-SQL
10 8 (2.08%) C
11 5 (1.30%) PHP
11 5 (1.30%) VB.NET
12 4 (1.04%) Perl
12 4 (1.04%) VB
13 3 (0.78%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.26%) JCL
14 1 (0.26%) NATURAL
14 1 (0.26%) Python
14 1 (0.26%) R
Qualifications
1 54 (14.03%) Security Cleared
2 42 (10.91%) SC Cleared
3 27 (7.01%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (3.12%) MCSE
5 9 (2.34%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (2.34%) CISSP
6 8 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (1.82%) CCNA
7 7 (1.82%) Degree
8 6 (1.56%) DBS Check
9 5 (1.30%) MCSA
10 4 (1.04%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.78%) CCNP
11 3 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.52%) MCP
12 2 (0.52%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.26%) Citrix Certification
13 1 (0.26%) HND
13 1 (0.26%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.60%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (1.56%) SLA
3 3 (0.78%) QA
4 2 (0.52%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.52%) TickIT
5 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 171 (44.42%) Active Directory
2 41 (10.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (6.23%) VMware ESX
4 23 (5.97%) Hyper-V
5 9 (2.34%) XenDesktop
6 7 (1.82%) vSphere
7 6 (1.56%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (1.04%) VMware Server
9 3 (0.78%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.78%) XenApp
10 2 (0.52%) Firmware
10 2 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.26%) NFS
11 1 (0.26%) Shibboleth
11 1 (0.26%) Time Sharing Option
11 1 (0.26%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 37 (9.61%) SCCM
2 18 (4.68%) Puppet
3 17 (4.42%) Ansible
4 9 (2.34%) Windows Intune
5 8 (2.08%) Backup Exec
6 7 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (1.82%) SCOM
7 5 (1.30%) Salt
8 4 (1.04%) EMC NetWorker
8 4 (1.04%) Foglight
8 4 (1.04%) NetBackup
8 4 (1.04%) nmon
8 4 (1.04%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.78%) CA Wily
10 2 (0.52%) Control-M
10 2 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.52%) OpenAM
10 2 (0.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.26%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 117 (30.39%) Microsoft
2 102 (26.49%) VMware
3 44 (11.43%) Cisco
4 39 (10.13%) Red Hat
5 33 (8.57%) HP
5 33 (8.57%) Oracle
6 29 (7.53%) Citrix
7 16 (4.16%) IBM
8 13 (3.38%) NetApp
9 12 (3.12%) Dell
9 12 (3.12%) Sun
10 11 (2.86%) Lotus
11 10 (2.60%) Palo Alto
12 9 (2.34%) EMC
12 9 (2.34%) Remedy
12 9 (2.34%) SAP
13 8 (2.08%) Google
13 8 (2.08%) Siemens
14 6 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
14 6 (1.56%) Veritas
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