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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 212 230 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 13.84% 16.08% 17.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.66% 76.67% 75.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 84 90
Average daily rate
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£301 £300 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.41% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £130 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £450 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 71 51
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £9.94 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.08 £56.50 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -6.45%
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
333 300 316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 21.74% 20.98% 22.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 119 127
Average daily rate £320 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £150 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 72 56
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £10.35 £10.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £31.25 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 7 July 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 0 60 £269 -4.01% 12
Northamptonshire +5 42 £308 -23.12% 17
Derbyshire -2 41 £375 +25.00% 23
Nottinghamshire -14 34 £313 +4.16% 23
Lincolnshire -4 8 £188 -6.25% 4
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

1 186 (38.83%) Active Directory
2 174 (36.33%) Microsoft
3 120 (25.05%) MS Office
4 110 (22.96%) Windows XP
5 106 (22.13%) Windows 7
6 93 (19.42%) MS Excel
7 89 (18.58%) SQL Server
8 88 (18.37%) VMware
9 85 (17.75%) Windows Server 2008
10 84 (17.54%) SQL
11 80 (16.70%) Windows Server 2003
12 74 (15.45%) Windows Server 2012
13 72 (15.03%) UNIX
14 70 (14.61%) Security Cleared
15 59 (12.32%) ITIL
16 54 (11.27%) Linux
17 52 (10.86%) SC Cleared
18 51 (10.65%) MS Exchange
19 48 (10.02%) Migration
20 46 (9.60%) Finance
21 44 (9.19%) Cisco
22 43 (8.98%) HP
23 42 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
24 41 (8.56%) Citrix
24 41 (8.56%) C#
24 41 (8.56%) Firewall
24 41 (8.56%) Manufacturing
25 40 (8.35%) Oracle
26 39 (8.14%) .NET
27 37 (7.72%) DNS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 51 (10.65%) MS Exchange
2 30 (6.26%) IIS
3 27 (5.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 26 (5.43%) SharePoint
5 16 (3.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 14 (2.92%) IBM Notes
6 14 (2.92%) Lync
7 9 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (1.25%) Apache
10 5 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.84%) JBoss
11 4 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (0.84%) Office Communications Server
12 3 (0.63%) Moodle
12 3 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.63%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.63%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 120 (25.05%) MS Office
2 93 (19.42%) MS Excel
3 16 (3.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.25%) Doxygen
5 3 (0.63%) MS Project
6 1 (0.21%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.21%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (1.25%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.63%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.42%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 23 (4.80%) Office 365
2 5 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.63%) SaaS
3 3 (0.63%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.21%) PaaS
4 1 (0.21%) GitHub
4 1 (0.21%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 41 (8.56%) Firewall
2 37 (7.72%) DNS
3 33 (6.89%) LAN
4 30 (6.26%) WAN
5 22 (4.59%) DHCP
5 22 (4.59%) SAN
6 19 (3.97%) TCP/IP
7 15 (3.13%) Wireless
8 13 (2.71%) Internet
8 13 (2.71%) VoIP
9 10 (2.09%) PBX
9 10 (2.09%) Bluetooth
9 10 (2.09%) ZigBee
10 9 (1.88%) VLAN
11 8 (1.67%) IP Telephony
11 8 (1.67%) Network Security
11 8 (1.67%) iSCSI
12 7 (1.46%) NAS
12 7 (1.46%) VPN
12 7 (1.46%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (18.58%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 15 (3.13%) Relational Database
3 10 (2.09%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (2.09%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (1.46%) RDBMS
5 7 (1.46%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.04%) SQLite
7 4 (0.84%) MySQL
7 4 (0.84%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.63%) SAP HANA
8 3 (0.63%) DB2
8 3 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.42%) DTS
9 2 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 17 (3.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (2.51%) Subversion
2 12 (2.51%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.46%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.04%) Cucumber
4 5 (1.04%) ClearCase
5 4 (0.84%) Ant
5 4 (0.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 4 (0.84%) TeamCity
5 4 (0.84%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (0.63%) PVCS
6 3 (0.63%) MSTest
6 3 (0.63%) Selenium
7 2 (0.42%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.42%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.21%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.21%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.21%) ProC
8 1 (0.21%) ClearQuest
General
1 46 (9.60%) Finance
2 41 (8.56%) Manufacturing
3 26 (5.43%) Banking
4 15 (3.13%) Financial Institution
5 9 (1.88%) Retail
6 8 (1.67%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.63%) Retail Banking
7 3 (0.63%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.42%) Marketing
8 2 (0.42%) Back Office
9 1 (0.21%) Electronics
9 1 (0.21%) Law
9 1 (0.21%) Legal
Job Titles
1 117 (24.43%) Analyst
2 55 (11.48%) Service Analyst
3 54 (11.27%) Developer
4 51 (10.65%) Service Desk Analyst
5 32 (6.68%) 1st Line Support
6 31 (6.47%) Support Engineer
7 28 (5.85%) Support Analyst
7 28 (5.85%) 2nd Line Support
8 27 (5.64%) Architect
9 22 (4.59%) IT Support
10 20 (4.18%) 3rd Line Support
11 18 (3.76%) Desktop Support
12 17 (3.55%) Administrator
13 16 (3.34%) Systems Engineer
14 15 (3.13%) .NET Developer
14 15 (3.13%) Server Engineer
15 14 (2.92%) Technical Analyst
16 13 (2.71%) Project Manager
16 13 (2.71%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 11 (2.30%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (8.14%) .NET
2 22 (4.59%) ASP.NET
3 21 (4.38%) Web Services
4 17 (3.55%) CSS
4 17 (3.55%) HTML
5 14 (2.92%) XML
6 12 (2.51%) RESTful
7 10 (2.09%) Qt
8 9 (1.88%) jQuery
8 9 (1.88%) XSLT
9 7 (1.46%) .NET Framework
9 7 (1.46%) LINQ
9 7 (1.46%) QML
10 6 (1.25%) WPF
10 6 (1.25%) Entity Framework
11 4 (0.84%) HTML5
11 4 (0.84%) JSON
11 4 (0.84%) Ajax
11 4 (0.84%) J2EE
11 4 (0.84%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 42 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (5.64%) Blackberry
3 22 (4.59%) Clustering
4 14 (2.92%) Data Centre
5 11 (2.30%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.30%) Hedge funds
6 10 (2.09%) Mainframe
7 6 (1.25%) HP Storage
7 6 (1.25%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.25%) iSeries
7 6 (1.25%) Smart Meter
8 5 (1.04%) Fat Client
8 5 (1.04%) Thin Client
8 5 (1.04%) CESG
9 4 (0.84%) PKI
9 4 (0.84%) Statistics
9 4 (0.84%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.84%) NHS
9 4 (0.84%) Data Structures
9 4 (0.84%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 110 (22.96%) Windows XP
2 106 (22.13%) Windows 7
3 85 (17.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 80 (16.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 74 (15.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 72 (15.03%) UNIX
7 54 (11.27%) Linux
8 34 (7.10%) Windows 8
9 12 (2.51%) Windows Vista
10 10 (2.09%) Solaris
11 9 (1.88%) Apple iOS
11 9 (1.88%) Windows 2000 Server
12 7 (1.46%) CentOS
12 7 (1.46%) Ubuntu
12 7 (1.46%) Android
13 6 (1.25%) AIX
14 3 (0.63%) HPUX
14 3 (0.63%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.63%) SUSE
15 2 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (12.32%) ITIL
2 48 (10.02%) Migration
3 35 (7.31%) Configuration Management
4 28 (5.85%) Disaster Recovery
4 28 (5.85%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (5.43%) Project Management
6 21 (4.38%) Incident Management
6 21 (4.38%) Requirements Analysis
7 19 (3.97%) Continuous Improvement
7 19 (3.97%) SDLC
8 17 (3.55%) Change Management
9 16 (3.34%) Coaching
10 15 (3.13%) Service Management
10 15 (3.13%) Problem Management
11 14 (2.92%) Performance Tuning
11 14 (2.92%) Root Cause Analysis
12 13 (2.71%) Workflow
13 12 (2.51%) ITSM
14 11 (2.30%) SIEM
15 10 (2.09%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 84 (17.54%) SQL
2 41 (8.56%) C#
3 25 (5.22%) JavaScript
4 18 (3.76%) PowerShell
5 16 (3.34%) C++
6 11 (2.30%) PL/SQL
7 10 (2.09%) VB
8 9 (1.88%) Java
9 8 (1.67%) Shell Script
9 8 (1.67%) Perl
10 7 (1.46%) T-SQL
10 7 (1.46%) VBScript
10 7 (1.46%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.84%) VBA
11 4 (0.84%) Delphi
12 3 (0.63%) Smalltalk
12 3 (0.63%) REXX
12 3 (0.63%) Scala
12 3 (0.63%) VB6
12 3 (0.63%) Korn
Qualifications
1 70 (14.61%) Security Cleared
2 52 (10.86%) SC Cleared
3 14 (2.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (2.30%) DV Cleared
5 10 (2.09%) Degree
6 8 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.25%) MCITP
7 6 (1.25%) MCP
7 6 (1.25%) MCSE
8 5 (1.04%) MCSA
8 5 (1.04%) CCNP
8 5 (1.04%) CCNA
9 3 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.63%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.63%) MCTS
10 2 (0.42%) MCDST
10 2 (0.42%) CCDA
10 2 (0.42%) ISEB
10 2 (0.42%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.43%) SLA
2 5 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.42%) BS15000
5 1 (0.21%) COBIT
5 1 (0.21%) QA
System Software
1 186 (38.83%) Active Directory
2 36 (7.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (6.26%) Hyper-V
4 27 (5.64%) VMware ESX
5 10 (2.09%) vSphere
6 8 (1.67%) Terminal Services
7 7 (1.46%) NFS
7 7 (1.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.84%) XenApp
9 3 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.42%) VMware Server
10 2 (0.42%) KVM
10 2 (0.42%) XenServer
10 2 (0.42%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (0.42%) Samba
11 1 (0.21%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.21%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.21%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.21%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 30 (6.26%) SCCM
2 10 (2.09%) WSUS
3 8 (1.67%) OVSD
3 8 (1.67%) Control-M
4 7 (1.46%) Backup Exec
5 6 (1.25%) SCOM
6 5 (1.04%) Nessus
6 5 (1.04%) Nmap
7 4 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (0.63%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (0.42%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.42%) OpenView
10 1 (0.21%) Tivoli NetView
10 1 (0.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.21%) MOM
10 1 (0.21%) ARCserve
10 1 (0.21%) MAILsweeper
10 1 (0.21%) DameWare
10 1 (0.21%) WMI
Vendors
1 174 (36.33%) Microsoft
2 88 (18.37%) VMware
3 44 (9.19%) Cisco
4 43 (8.98%) HP
5 41 (8.56%) Citrix
6 40 (8.35%) Oracle
7 26 (5.43%) Red Hat
8 25 (5.22%) NetApp
9 22 (4.59%) Remedy
10 14 (2.92%) Lotus
11 10 (2.09%) SAP
12 9 (1.88%) F5
13 8 (1.67%) LANDesk
14 7 (1.46%) Altiris
14 7 (1.46%) Blue Coat
14 7 (1.46%) Juniper
14 7 (1.46%) BMC
14 7 (1.46%) Dell
14 7 (1.46%) Sophos
14 7 (1.46%) Sun
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Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £11 - £12 per hour
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Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: £NEG
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Senitor Associates
Rate: £12 - £17 per hour
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Nottingham
Pertemps ERP
Rate: £550 - £600 a day
Posted: 11 days ago
Derbyshire
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Rate: £400 - £480 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
East Midlands
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Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 13 days ago
Derby
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Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
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