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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 3 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 255 276 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 15.70% 17.35% 16.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.00% 79.77% 67.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 131 91
Average daily rate
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£313 £265 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.92% -3.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £76 £68
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £350 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 51 72
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.85 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £14.50 £15.84
% change year-on-year
+8.48% -8.44%
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
375 346 393
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 23.09% 21.75% 24.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 160 143
Average daily rate £325 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £80 £98
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £388 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.54% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 53 81
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.18 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.86% -11.76%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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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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
Nottinghamshire +1 66 £318 +15.45% 19
Leicestershire +9 58 £200 -27.27% 14
Derbyshire -2 54 £345 +155.55% 14
Northamptonshire +10 52 £285 +48.05% 21
Lincolnshire +9 13 £313 -10.71% 2
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 198 (38.90%) Active Directory
2 195 (38.31%) Windows 7
3 186 (36.54%) Microsoft
4 143 (28.09%) Windows XP
5 131 (25.74%) MS Office
6 96 (18.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 86 (16.90%) MS Excel
8 81 (15.91%) Windows Server 2003
8 81 (15.91%) VMware
9 67 (13.16%) UNIX
10 66 (12.97%) Linux
10 66 (12.97%) Migration
11 65 (12.77%) Citrix
12 59 (11.59%) Windows Server 2012
13 58 (11.39%) Oracle
14 54 (10.61%) MS Exchange
15 53 (10.41%) Cisco
16 51 (10.02%) SQL
16 51 (10.02%) ITIL
16 51 (10.02%) Security Cleared
17 49 (9.63%) SCCM
18 48 (9.43%) SQL Server
19 46 (9.04%) LAN
19 46 (9.04%) WAN
20 45 (8.84%) SC Cleared
21 39 (7.66%) Microsoft Certification
22 38 (7.47%) Finance
23 35 (6.88%) HP
23 35 (6.88%) C#
24 34 (6.68%) Hyper-V

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 54 (10.61%) MS Exchange
2 27 (5.30%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (4.32%) SharePoint
4 19 (3.73%) Lync
5 18 (3.54%) Apache
5 18 (3.54%) Tomcat
6 17 (3.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 17 (3.34%) Exchange Server 2007
7 13 (2.55%) IIS
8 9 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (1.38%) IBM Notes
10 5 (0.98%) SAS
10 5 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (0.79%) Quickr
11 4 (0.79%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.59%) CMS
12 3 (0.59%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.59%) Lotus Domino
12 3 (0.59%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 131 (25.74%) MS Office
2 86 (16.90%) MS Excel
3 20 (3.93%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.79%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.39%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 2 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.20%) MS Project
6 1 (0.20%) PrintSoft PReS
6 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.98%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.79%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 2 (0.39%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 20 (3.93%) Office 365
2 12 (2.36%) Google Apps
3 3 (0.59%) IaaS
3 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.59%) SaaS
4 2 (0.39%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (9.04%) WAN
1 46 (9.04%) LAN
2 30 (5.89%) TCP/IP
3 28 (5.50%) Firewall
4 23 (4.52%) SAN
5 21 (4.13%) DNS
6 15 (2.95%) VoIP
7 13 (2.55%) Internet
8 12 (2.36%) Wireless
9 11 (2.16%) LDAP
10 10 (1.96%) DHCP
10 10 (1.96%) Kerberos
11 7 (1.38%) IPsec
12 6 (1.18%) VLAN
12 6 (1.18%) VPN
13 5 (0.98%) Broadband
14 4 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
15 3 (0.59%) MPLS
15 3 (0.59%) ADSL
16 2 (0.39%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (9.43%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.34%) MySQL
3 8 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (1.57%) Oracle Database
3 8 (1.57%) Relational Database
4 6 (1.18%) Oracle Database 10g
4 6 (1.18%) DB2
5 5 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.59%) MS Access
7 3 (0.59%) DTS
8 2 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.39%) EDRMS
8 2 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.20%) MaxDB
9 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.20%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 19 (3.73%) MSI
2 13 (2.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (1.96%) Wise Package Studio
4 6 (1.18%) Subversion
4 6 (1.18%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 5 (0.98%) Eclipse
5 5 (0.98%) Moq
6 4 (0.79%) NUnit
7 3 (0.59%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.39%) Toad
8 2 (0.39%) ClearCase
8 2 (0.39%) JIRA
8 2 (0.39%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.39%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 1 (0.20%) ReSharper
9 1 (0.20%) Selenium
9 1 (0.20%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.20%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.20%) InstallShield
General
1 38 (7.47%) Finance
2 23 (4.52%) Retail
3 15 (2.95%) Manufacturing
4 9 (1.77%) Banking
4 9 (1.77%) Financial Institution
5 4 (0.79%) Telecoms
5 4 (0.79%) Local Government
6 3 (0.59%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.39%) Legal
7 2 (0.39%) Publishing
8 1 (0.20%) Games
8 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.20%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 132 (25.93%) Analyst
2 49 (9.63%) Developer
3 47 (9.23%) Support Engineer
4 42 (8.25%) 2nd Line Support
5 41 (8.06%) Support Analyst
6 37 (7.27%) Service Analyst
7 34 (6.68%) Service Desk Analyst
8 30 (5.89%) 3rd Line Support
9 27 (5.30%) Desktop Support
10 23 (4.52%) IT Support
11 19 (3.73%) Architect
11 19 (3.73%) Desktop Engineer
11 19 (3.73%) Deployment Engineer
12 18 (3.54%) Technical Analyst
13 17 (3.34%) 1st Line Support
13 17 (3.34%) C# Developer
14 15 (2.95%) Help Desk Analyst
15 14 (2.75%) Administrator
15 14 (2.75%) .NET Developer
16 13 (2.55%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (6.48%) .NET
2 20 (3.93%) HTML
3 18 (3.54%) ASP.NET
4 16 (3.14%) XML
5 14 (2.75%) Application Packaging
6 11 (2.16%) CSS
6 11 (2.16%) HTML5
7 10 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC
7 10 (1.96%) WinForms
8 9 (1.77%) Web Services
8 9 (1.77%) WSH
9 8 (1.57%) CSS3
10 7 (1.38%) WPF
11 6 (1.18%) Silverlight
11 6 (1.18%) WCF
11 6 (1.18%) .NET Framework
12 5 (0.98%) JSON
12 5 (0.98%) NHibernate
12 5 (0.98%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 4 (0.79%) StructureMap
Miscellaneous
1 24 (4.72%) Blackberry
2 19 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (2.95%) Open Source
4 13 (2.55%) NHS
5 11 (2.16%) Thin Client
5 11 (2.16%) Fat Client
5 11 (2.16%) FMCG
6 10 (1.96%) Management Information System
6 10 (1.96%) PKI
7 9 (1.77%) Mainframe
8 7 (1.38%) Client/Server
8 7 (1.38%) Smartphone
9 6 (1.18%) Clustering
10 5 (0.98%) EPoS
10 5 (0.98%) Inversion of Control
11 4 (0.79%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.59%) iPad
12 3 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (0.59%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 195 (38.31%) Windows 7
2 143 (28.09%) Windows XP
3 96 (18.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 81 (15.91%) Windows Server 2003
5 67 (13.16%) UNIX
6 66 (12.97%) Linux
7 59 (11.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 26 (5.11%) Windows 8
9 25 (4.91%) Windows Vista
10 15 (2.95%) Apple iOS
11 11 (2.16%) Android
12 9 (1.77%) Windows 2000
13 8 (1.57%) Windows 2000 Server
14 7 (1.38%) CentOS
15 5 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (0.98%) AIX
15 5 (0.98%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.79%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.59%) Solaris
18 2 (0.39%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (12.97%) Migration
2 51 (10.02%) ITIL
3 25 (4.91%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (4.13%) Incident Management
5 20 (3.93%) Configuration Management
6 17 (3.34%) Project Management
7 16 (3.14%) MVC
8 12 (2.36%) Service Delivery
9 11 (2.16%) OOP
9 11 (2.16%) Workflow
9 11 (2.16%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (1.96%) OO
11 9 (1.77%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (1.57%) Service Management
12 8 (1.57%) Scrum
13 7 (1.38%) Validation
13 7 (1.38%) Identity Management
13 7 (1.38%) PRINCE2
13 7 (1.38%) E-Commerce
13 7 (1.38%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 51 (10.02%) SQL
2 35 (6.88%) C#
3 22 (4.32%) VB
4 20 (3.93%) PowerShell
5 15 (2.95%) Java
6 13 (2.55%) JavaScript
7 9 (1.77%) VBScript
8 8 (1.57%) PL/SQL
9 7 (1.38%) C++
10 5 (0.98%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.79%) Perl
12 3 (0.59%) C
13 2 (0.39%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.39%) Python
13 2 (0.39%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.20%) VBA
14 1 (0.20%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.20%) FoxPro (VFP)
14 1 (0.20%) VB6
14 1 (0.20%) PHP
Qualifications
1 51 (10.02%) Security Cleared
2 45 (8.84%) SC Cleared
3 39 (7.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (2.95%) Degree
5 11 (2.16%) MCSE
6 8 (1.57%) ISEB
6 8 (1.57%) MCITP
7 6 (1.18%) MCP
7 6 (1.18%) A+ Certification
7 6 (1.18%) Dell Certification
8 5 (0.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (0.79%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.79%) MCDST
9 4 (0.79%) MOS
10 3 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.39%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.39%) CCNA
11 2 (0.39%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.55%) SLA
2 12 (2.36%) QA
3 5 (0.98%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.59%) TickIT
5 2 (0.39%) WAI
5 2 (0.39%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.20%) COBIT
System Software
1 198 (38.90%) Active Directory
2 34 (6.68%) Hyper-V
3 29 (5.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (4.52%) XenApp
5 17 (3.34%) XenDesktop
6 15 (2.95%) VMware ESX
7 11 (2.16%) Microsoft App-V
7 11 (2.16%) vSphere
7 11 (2.16%) XenServer
8 5 (0.98%) Terminal Server
9 3 (0.59%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.20%) BlackBerry Internet Service
11 1 (0.20%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.20%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.20%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.20%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 49 (9.63%) SCCM
2 10 (1.96%) SCOM
3 9 (1.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 5 (0.98%) Backup Exec
4 5 (0.98%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 5 (0.98%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 4 (0.79%) WSUS
5 4 (0.79%) Control-M
6 3 (0.59%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.59%) SCVMM
6 3 (0.59%) Ansible
7 2 (0.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.39%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.20%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 1 (0.20%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.20%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.20%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.20%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 186 (36.54%) Microsoft
2 81 (15.91%) VMware
3 65 (12.77%) Citrix
4 58 (11.39%) Oracle
5 53 (10.41%) Cisco
6 35 (6.88%) HP
7 30 (5.89%) Remedy
8 17 (3.34%) Red Hat
9 12 (2.36%) Dell
9 12 (2.36%) Google
10 8 (1.57%) IBM
10 8 (1.57%) Lotus
11 7 (1.38%) NetApp
11 7 (1.38%) SAP
12 6 (1.18%) hybris
13 5 (0.98%) ServiceNow
13 5 (0.98%) LANDesk
13 5 (0.98%) Apple
13 5 (0.98%) Serena
14 4 (0.79%) JD Edwards
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Posted: 4 days ago
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Senitor Associates
Rate: £23 - £35 per hour
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Rate: 240 - 300
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Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £240 to £250 Per Day
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Rate: £8.50 - £9.70 per hour
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Rate: competitive
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
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Rate: competitive
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