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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 270 278 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 17.08% 16.87% 15.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 71.81% 76.37% 66.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 135 90
Average daily rate
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£318 £245 £271
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.59% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £70 £89
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £344 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £310 £311
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 47 75
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -23.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £53.00 £63.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
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
376 364 361
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 23.78% 22.09% 23.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 180 129
Average daily rate £328 £275 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.09% +2.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £80 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £400 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 50 83
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -30.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.32 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £53.00 £52.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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
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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
Nottinghamshire +2 74 £318 +15.45% 20
Leicestershire +7 63 £225 -18.18% 20
Derbyshire -2 57 £345 +160.37% 10
Northamptonshire +13 53 £318 +85.40% 17
Lincolnshire 0 11 £150 -29.82% 4
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 202 (40.40%) Active Directory
2 199 (39.80%) Windows 7
3 175 (35.00%) Microsoft
4 143 (28.60%) Windows XP
5 119 (23.80%) MS Office
6 94 (18.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 85 (17.00%) MS Excel
8 78 (15.60%) Windows Server 2003
9 74 (14.80%) VMware
10 66 (13.20%) Migration
11 62 (12.40%) Citrix
12 56 (11.20%) UNIX
12 56 (11.20%) SQL
13 55 (11.00%) Linux
13 55 (11.00%) Windows Server 2012
14 54 (10.80%) Cisco
15 52 (10.40%) Oracle
16 49 (9.80%) SQL Server
17 48 (9.60%) ITIL
17 48 (9.60%) MS Exchange
18 46 (9.20%) LAN
18 46 (9.20%) WAN
19 45 (9.00%) Security Cleared
20 43 (8.60%) SCCM
21 40 (8.00%) HP
21 40 (8.00%) C#
21 40 (8.00%) SC Cleared
22 37 (7.40%) .NET
23 36 (7.20%) Remedy
23 36 (7.20%) Hyper-V

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 48 (9.60%) MS Exchange
2 25 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (4.40%) SharePoint
4 19 (3.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 18 (3.60%) Lync
6 15 (3.00%) Tomcat
6 15 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 13 (2.60%) Apache
8 10 (2.00%) IIS
9 9 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2003
10 8 (1.60%) IBM Notes
11 6 (1.20%) WebSphere
12 5 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
13 4 (0.80%) Quickr
14 3 (0.60%) NetWeaver
14 3 (0.60%) SAS
14 3 (0.60%) Lotus Domino
14 3 (0.60%) OpenStack
15 2 (0.40%) WebLogic
Applications
1 119 (23.80%) MS Office
2 85 (17.00%) MS Excel
3 24 (4.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.60%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 2 (0.40%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.20%) MS Project
6 1 (0.20%) CATIA
6 1 (0.20%) PrintSoft PReS
6 1 (0.20%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (1.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.80%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 2 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.40%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.40%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.20%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.20%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.20%) Magento
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.20%) Line 500
4 1 (0.20%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.00%) Office 365
2 11 (2.20%) Google Apps
3 7 (1.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.80%) IaaS
4 4 (0.80%) SaaS
5 3 (0.60%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (9.20%) LAN
1 46 (9.20%) WAN
2 30 (6.00%) Firewall
3 25 (5.00%) TCP/IP
4 22 (4.40%) SAN
5 20 (4.00%) DNS
6 14 (2.80%) Wireless
7 11 (2.20%) Internet
7 11 (2.20%) LDAP
8 10 (2.00%) Kerberos
8 10 (2.00%) VoIP
8 10 (2.00%) DHCP
9 9 (1.80%) VPN
9 9 (1.80%) VLAN
10 7 (1.40%) IPsec
11 4 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (0.60%) HTTP
12 3 (0.60%) HTTPS
12 3 (0.60%) Network Security
13 2 (0.40%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (9.80%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.80%) MySQL
3 11 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (1.80%) Relational Database
5 7 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (1.40%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (1.40%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (1.00%) DB2
8 3 (0.60%) EDRMS
9 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.20%) SAP BW
10 1 (0.20%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.20%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.20%) MS Access
10 1 (0.20%) DTS
Development Applications
1 16 (3.20%) MSI
2 11 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (2.00%) Wise Package Studio
4 5 (1.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 5 (1.00%) Moq
5 4 (0.80%) NUnit
6 3 (0.60%) LoadRunner
6 3 (0.60%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.40%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 2 (0.40%) Toad
8 1 (0.20%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.20%) Subversion
8 1 (0.20%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.20%) Selenium
8 1 (0.20%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.20%) SoapUI
General
1 34 (6.80%) Finance
2 22 (4.40%) Retail
3 16 (3.20%) Manufacturing
4 8 (1.60%) Banking
4 8 (1.60%) Financial Institution
5 4 (0.80%) Local Government
5 4 (0.80%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.60%) Back Office
6 3 (0.60%) Retail Banking
6 3 (0.60%) International Banking
7 2 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.40%) Games
7 2 (0.40%) Publishing
7 2 (0.40%) Legal
Job Titles
1 137 (27.40%) Analyst
2 47 (9.40%) Support Engineer
3 46 (9.20%) Developer
4 42 (8.40%) 2nd Line Support
5 39 (7.80%) Service Analyst
6 36 (7.20%) Support Analyst
7 34 (6.80%) Service Desk Analyst
8 27 (5.40%) IT Support
9 26 (5.20%) Desktop Support
10 25 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
11 19 (3.80%) Help Desk Analyst
11 19 (3.80%) Technical Analyst
12 18 (3.60%) Deployment Engineer
12 18 (3.60%) Architect
13 17 (3.40%) 1st Line Support
13 17 (3.40%) Desktop Engineer
14 14 (2.80%) C# Developer
14 14 (2.80%) Administrator
15 13 (2.60%) Applications Packager
15 13 (2.60%) Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (7.40%) .NET
2 21 (4.20%) ASP.NET
3 18 (3.60%) Application Packaging
4 17 (3.40%) XML
5 15 (3.00%) WCF
6 13 (2.60%) HTML
7 12 (2.40%) WinForms
8 10 (2.00%) WPF
9 9 (1.80%) WSH
9 9 (1.80%) Web Services
10 7 (1.40%) CSS
10 7 (1.40%) .NET Framework
10 7 (1.40%) Silverlight
10 7 (1.40%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (1.20%) HTML5
11 6 (1.20%) NHibernate
11 6 (1.20%) LAMP
12 5 (1.00%) JSON
12 5 (1.00%) AppFabric
12 5 (1.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 25 (5.00%) Blackberry
2 16 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (2.80%) Open Source
4 13 (2.60%) Thin Client
4 13 (2.60%) Fat Client
5 12 (2.40%) NHS
6 11 (2.20%) Management Information System
6 11 (2.20%) FMCG
7 10 (2.00%) PKI
7 10 (2.00%) Mainframe
8 7 (1.40%) Clustering
9 6 (1.20%) Smartphone
10 5 (1.00%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.00%) Inversion of Control
11 4 (0.80%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.60%) Smartcard
12 3 (0.60%) EPoS
12 3 (0.60%) Chip and PIN
12 3 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (0.60%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 199 (39.80%) Windows 7
2 143 (28.60%) Windows XP
3 94 (18.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 78 (15.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 56 (11.20%) UNIX
6 55 (11.00%) Linux
6 55 (11.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (4.60%) Windows 8
8 17 (3.40%) Windows Vista
9 11 (2.20%) Windows 2000 Server
10 9 (1.80%) Apple iOS
11 8 (1.60%) Windows 2000
12 6 (1.20%) CentOS
13 5 (1.00%) Mac OS X
13 5 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (1.00%) Android
14 4 (0.80%) AIX
15 1 (0.20%) SUSE
15 1 (0.20%) MVS
15 1 (0.20%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (13.20%) Migration
2 48 (9.60%) ITIL
3 25 (5.00%) Incident Management
4 23 (4.60%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (3.40%) Configuration Management
6 16 (3.20%) Project Management
7 13 (2.60%) Service Delivery
7 13 (2.60%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (2.20%) MVC
8 11 (2.20%) Scrum
9 10 (2.00%) Network Monitoring
9 10 (2.00%) Workflow
10 9 (1.80%) SOA
11 8 (1.60%) E-Commerce
12 7 (1.40%) Risk Management
12 7 (1.40%) Identity Management
12 7 (1.40%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (1.20%) Line Management
13 6 (1.20%) Continuous Improvement
13 6 (1.20%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 56 (11.20%) SQL
2 40 (8.00%) C#
3 18 (3.60%) VB
4 17 (3.40%) PowerShell
5 13 (2.60%) Java
6 9 (1.80%) JavaScript
7 8 (1.60%) C++
7 8 (1.60%) PL/SQL
7 8 (1.60%) VBScript
8 5 (1.00%) VB.NET
9 4 (0.80%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.60%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.60%) C
11 1 (0.20%) FoxPro (VFP)
11 1 (0.20%) Python
11 1 (0.20%) PHP
11 1 (0.20%) VBA
11 1 (0.20%) VB6
Qualifications
1 45 (9.00%) Security Cleared
2 40 (8.00%) SC Cleared
3 30 (6.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (3.00%) Degree
5 10 (2.00%) MCSE
6 8 (1.60%) ISEB
7 6 (1.20%) MCITP
8 5 (1.00%) MCP
9 4 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (0.80%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.80%) MCDST
10 3 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.60%) Dell Certification
10 3 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.40%) MCTS
11 2 (0.40%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.40%) MCSA
11 2 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.40%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.20%) QA
2 9 (1.80%) SLA
3 5 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (1.00%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.80%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.60%) TickIT
6 1 (0.20%) COBIT
System Software
1 202 (40.40%) Active Directory
2 36 (7.20%) Hyper-V
3 31 (6.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (4.80%) XenApp
5 18 (3.60%) XenDesktop
6 15 (3.00%) VMware ESX
7 11 (2.20%) Microsoft App-V
8 10 (2.00%) XenServer
9 9 (1.80%) vSphere
10 5 (1.00%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.40%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.20%) BlackBerry Internet Service
12 1 (0.20%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.20%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 43 (8.60%) SCCM
2 9 (1.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 8 (1.60%) SCOM
4 6 (1.20%) Backup Exec
5 5 (1.00%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 5 (1.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (0.80%) Control-M
7 2 (0.40%) Ansible
7 2 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.40%) WSUS
7 2 (0.40%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.40%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.40%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.20%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.20%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.20%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.20%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 1 (0.20%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.20%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 175 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 74 (14.80%) VMware
3 62 (12.40%) Citrix
4 54 (10.80%) Cisco
5 52 (10.40%) Oracle
6 40 (8.00%) HP
7 36 (7.20%) Remedy
8 16 (3.20%) Red Hat
9 11 (2.20%) Google
10 10 (2.00%) SAP
11 9 (1.80%) Lotus
11 9 (1.80%) Dell
11 9 (1.80%) IBM
12 7 (1.40%) NetApp
12 7 (1.40%) Novell
13 6 (1.20%) ServiceNow
13 6 (1.20%) LANDesk
14 5 (1.00%) Serena
14 5 (1.00%) hybris
15 4 (0.80%) JD Edwards
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