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 1 May 2015 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 257 253 222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 14.67% 16.22% 16.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.99% 74.85% 75.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 75 56
Average daily rate
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£300 £175 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £81 £70 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 77 60
Average hourly rate £14.75 £13.50 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.25% +1.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.55 £9.94 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.66 £72.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.13 £15.50 £15.10
% change year-on-year
-2.41% +2.64%
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
408 338 294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 23.29% 21.67% 22.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 128 98
Average daily rate £325 £240 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.41% -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £70 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.58% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 78 64
Average hourly rate £14.75 £14.00 £13.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.35% +2.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £9.59 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £72.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.94% -0.93%

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 1 May 2015.

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 1 May 2015.

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 1 May 2015. 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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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 +2 76 £250 +13.63% 16
Nottinghamshire -5 57 £275 -6.38% 28
Northamptonshire +3 55 £323 -19.37% 17
Derbyshire -2 46 £350 +400.00% 24
Lincolnshire -5 10 £188 -9.63% 4
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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.

1 195 (43.43%) Active Directory
2 158 (35.19%) Microsoft
3 126 (28.06%) Windows 7
4 113 (25.17%) MS Office
5 102 (22.72%) Windows XP
6 86 (19.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 85 (18.93%) VMware
8 83 (18.49%) MS Excel
9 77 (17.15%) Windows Server 2012
10 74 (16.48%) SQL
11 71 (15.81%) SQL Server
11 71 (15.81%) Windows Server 2003
12 57 (12.69%) Security Cleared
13 52 (11.58%) MS Exchange
14 51 (11.36%) UNIX
15 46 (10.24%) ITIL
16 45 (10.02%) Linux
16 45 (10.02%) Migration
17 44 (9.80%) SC Cleared
17 44 (9.80%) Cisco
18 42 (9.35%) DNS
19 40 (8.91%) Citrix
20 36 (8.02%) Finance
20 36 (8.02%) C#
20 36 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
21 35 (7.80%) HP
21 35 (7.80%) VMware Infrastructure
21 35 (7.80%) SCCM
22 33 (7.35%) Oracle
23 32 (7.13%) LAN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 52 (11.58%) MS Exchange
2 30 (6.68%) IIS
3 28 (6.24%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (4.45%) SharePoint
5 17 (3.79%) Lync
6 14 (3.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 11 (2.45%) IBM Notes
8 9 (2.00%) Tomcat
9 8 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (1.56%) Office Communications Server
11 6 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2003
11 6 (1.34%) Apache
11 6 (1.34%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.89%) Apache Solr
14 3 (0.67%) Moodle
14 3 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.67%) OpenStack
14 3 (0.67%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 113 (25.17%) MS Office
2 83 (18.49%) MS Excel
3 20 (4.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.34%) Doxygen
5 2 (0.45%) MS Project
6 1 (0.22%) SPSS
6 1 (0.22%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.22%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (1.11%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.45%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.22%) Cognos Planning
3 1 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 21 (4.68%) Office 365
2 5 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.89%) Google Apps
4 3 (0.67%) SaaS
5 1 (0.22%) PaaS
5 1 (0.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 42 (9.35%) DNS
2 32 (7.13%) LAN
3 29 (6.46%) Firewall
4 28 (6.24%) WAN
5 25 (5.57%) SAN
6 23 (5.12%) DHCP
7 22 (4.90%) TCP/IP
8 14 (3.12%) Internet
9 11 (2.45%) VoIP
9 11 (2.45%) Wireless
10 9 (2.00%) VPN
10 9 (2.00%) IP Telephony
10 9 (2.00%) VLAN
11 8 (1.78%) HTTP
12 7 (1.56%) NAS
12 7 (1.56%) SSL
12 7 (1.56%) Bluetooth
12 7 (1.56%) ZigBee
12 7 (1.56%) Network Security
13 6 (1.34%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (15.81%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.23%) SQL Server 2008
2 10 (2.23%) Relational Database
3 8 (1.78%) RDBMS
3 8 (1.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (1.34%) MySQL
6 5 (1.11%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.11%) SQLite
7 4 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.67%) SAP HANA
8 3 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.67%) DB2
8 3 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.45%) DTS
9 2 (0.45%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.22%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 15 (3.34%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (2.45%) Subversion
3 10 (2.23%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.34%) Selenium
4 6 (1.34%) Cucumber
5 5 (1.11%) JUnit
5 5 (1.11%) ClearCase
6 4 (0.89%) Fiddler
6 4 (0.89%) Ant
6 4 (0.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (0.89%) SoapUI
7 3 (0.67%) MSTest
7 3 (0.67%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.67%) PVCS
8 2 (0.45%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.45%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.45%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.22%) MSI
9 1 (0.22%) ClearQuest
9 1 (0.22%) Eclipse
General
1 36 (8.02%) Finance
2 28 (6.24%) Manufacturing
3 17 (3.79%) Banking
4 13 (2.90%) Retail
5 10 (2.23%) Financial Institution
6 8 (1.78%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.89%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.67%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.45%) Back Office
9 2 (0.45%) Law
10 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.22%) Legal
10 1 (0.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 104 (23.16%) Analyst
2 57 (12.69%) Service Analyst
3 51 (11.36%) Service Desk Analyst
4 44 (9.80%) Developer
5 38 (8.46%) Support Engineer
6 30 (6.68%) 1st Line Support
7 29 (6.46%) 2nd Line Support
8 27 (6.01%) IT Support
9 26 (5.79%) 3rd Line Support
10 23 (5.12%) Support Analyst
11 21 (4.68%) Desktop Support
12 18 (4.01%) Architect
13 16 (3.56%) Server Engineer
13 16 (3.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 16 (3.56%) Administrator
14 15 (3.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 15 (3.34%) Deployment Engineer
15 13 (2.90%) Consultant
15 13 (2.90%) Systems Engineer
16 12 (2.67%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (6.90%) .NET
2 16 (3.56%) XML
3 15 (3.34%) Web Services
4 14 (3.12%) HTML
5 12 (2.67%) ASP.NET
5 12 (2.67%) CSS
6 10 (2.23%) .NET Framework
7 9 (2.00%) XSLT
8 8 (1.78%) RESTful
9 7 (1.56%) Qt
9 7 (1.56%) QML
9 7 (1.56%) jQuery
10 6 (1.34%) J2EE
11 5 (1.11%) Entity Framework
11 5 (1.11%) XHTML
11 5 (1.11%) WCF
11 5 (1.11%) LINQ
12 4 (0.89%) JSON
12 4 (0.89%) Ajax
12 4 (0.89%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 36 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (5.57%) Blackberry
3 21 (4.68%) Clustering
4 8 (1.78%) iPhone
5 7 (1.56%) Hedge funds
5 7 (1.56%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.34%) PKI
6 6 (1.34%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.34%) iSeries
7 5 (1.11%) Open Source
7 5 (1.11%) Mainframe
7 5 (1.11%) NHS
8 4 (0.89%) Statistics
8 4 (0.89%) Fat Client
8 4 (0.89%) Replication
8 4 (0.89%) AS400
8 4 (0.89%) Thin Client
8 4 (0.89%) Data Structures
8 4 (0.89%) Smart Meter
9 3 (0.67%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 126 (28.06%) Windows 7
2 102 (22.72%) Windows XP
3 86 (19.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 77 (17.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 71 (15.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 51 (11.36%) UNIX
7 45 (10.02%) Linux
8 29 (6.46%) Windows 8
9 11 (2.45%) Windows Vista
10 7 (1.56%) Solaris
10 7 (1.56%) Windows 2000 Server
11 6 (1.34%) AIX
12 5 (1.11%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.67%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.67%) HPUX
13 3 (0.67%) SUSE
13 3 (0.67%) Android
13 3 (0.67%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.45%) CentOS
15 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (10.24%) ITIL
2 45 (10.02%) Migration
3 30 (6.68%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (5.57%) Project Management
5 22 (4.90%) Disaster Recovery
5 22 (4.90%) Configuration Management
6 20 (4.45%) Incident Management
7 14 (3.12%) Workflow
8 13 (2.90%) Continuous Improvement
9 12 (2.67%) Problem Management
10 11 (2.45%) Change Management
10 11 (2.45%) Requirements Analysis
11 10 (2.23%) Service Management
12 9 (2.00%) Performance Tuning
12 9 (2.00%) Mentoring
12 9 (2.00%) Root Cause Analysis
12 9 (2.00%) Service Delivery
13 8 (1.78%) PRINCE2
13 8 (1.78%) ITIL V3
13 8 (1.78%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 74 (16.48%) SQL
2 36 (8.02%) C#
3 21 (4.68%) JavaScript
4 13 (2.90%) PowerShell
5 12 (2.67%) Java
5 12 (2.67%) C++
6 10 (2.23%) Shell Script
7 8 (1.78%) Perl
8 7 (1.56%) Bash Shell
8 7 (1.56%) VBScript
8 7 (1.56%) VB
9 5 (1.11%) PL/SQL
9 5 (1.11%) Delphi
10 4 (0.89%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.67%) REXX
11 3 (0.67%) Smalltalk
12 2 (0.45%) Korn
12 2 (0.45%) VBA
12 2 (0.45%) C-shell
13 1 (0.22%) C
Qualifications
1 57 (12.69%) Security Cleared
2 44 (9.80%) SC Cleared
3 23 (5.12%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (2.67%) Degree
4 12 (2.67%) MCSE
5 9 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (1.56%) MCP
6 7 (1.56%) MCITP
7 5 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.89%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.89%) CCNP
9 3 (0.67%) CCNA
9 3 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.67%) MCSA
10 2 (0.45%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.45%) ISEB
11 1 (0.22%) APMP
11 1 (0.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.22%) CISA
11 1 (0.22%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.01%) SLA
2 5 (1.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.45%) QA
4 2 (0.45%) BS15000
5 1 (0.22%) COBIT
System Software
1 195 (43.43%) Active Directory
2 35 (7.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (5.12%) Hyper-V
4 16 (3.56%) VMware ESX
5 9 (2.00%) vSphere
6 8 (1.78%) Terminal Services
7 7 (1.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 6 (1.34%) XenApp
9 4 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.89%) ISA Server
9 4 (0.89%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.45%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.45%) Samba
11 2 (0.45%) NFS
11 2 (0.45%) KVM
11 2 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.45%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 1 (0.22%) XenServer
12 1 (0.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 35 (7.80%) SCCM
2 12 (2.67%) SCOM
2 12 (2.67%) WSUS
3 9 (2.00%) Control-M
4 7 (1.56%) Backup Exec
5 6 (1.34%) WMI
6 4 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.45%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.45%) OVSD
7 2 (0.45%) OpenView
7 2 (0.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.22%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.22%) Puppet
8 1 (0.22%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.22%) Ansible
8 1 (0.22%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.22%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.22%) MAILsweeper
8 1 (0.22%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 158 (35.19%) Microsoft
2 85 (18.93%) VMware
3 44 (9.80%) Cisco
4 40 (8.91%) Citrix
5 35 (7.80%) HP
6 33 (7.35%) Oracle
7 25 (5.57%) Remedy
8 21 (4.68%) NetApp
9 14 (3.12%) Red Hat
10 11 (2.45%) Lotus
10 11 (2.45%) Google
11 10 (2.23%) Dell
12 8 (1.78%) LANDesk
12 8 (1.78%) EMC
13 7 (1.56%) IBM
14 6 (1.34%) SAP
14 6 (1.34%) BMC
14 6 (1.34%) Sophos
14 6 (1.34%) Veeam
15 5 (1.11%) hybris
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