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 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 4 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 260 267 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 15.00% 17.49% 16.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.57% 77.39% 75.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 95 66
Average daily rate
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£300 £150 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -44.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £81 £70 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £400 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 73 55
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.38 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -7.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.01 £60.20 £32.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.80 £15.35 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.58% +2.33%
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
409 345 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 23.60% 22.59% 21.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 145 112
Average daily rate £349 £175 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+99.28% -40.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £70 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 73 55
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £9.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £27.90 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-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 1 April 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 April 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 April 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 -1 69 £170 -30.61% 20
Northamptonshire +2 61 £315 -16.00% 20
Nottinghamshire -1 58 £285 -18.57% 25
Derbyshire -1 52 £350 +400.00% 21
Lincolnshire 0 8 - - 8
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

1 202 (42.17%) Active Directory
2 167 (34.86%) Microsoft
3 147 (30.69%) Windows 7
4 131 (27.35%) MS Office
5 117 (24.43%) Windows XP
6 88 (18.37%) MS Excel
7 87 (18.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 85 (17.75%) VMware
9 75 (15.66%) SQL
10 71 (14.82%) Windows Server 2012
11 70 (14.61%) Windows Server 2003
12 66 (13.78%) SQL Server
13 59 (12.32%) UNIX
14 58 (12.11%) Linux
14 58 (12.11%) Security Cleared
15 53 (11.06%) MS Exchange
16 51 (10.65%) ITIL
17 47 (9.81%) SCCM
18 45 (9.39%) Cisco
18 45 (9.39%) SC Cleared
18 45 (9.39%) Migration
19 44 (9.19%) DNS
20 41 (8.56%) Citrix
21 40 (8.35%) Oracle
22 39 (8.14%) C#
22 39 (8.14%) Finance
23 37 (7.72%) Analytical Skills
24 35 (7.31%) LAN
25 33 (6.89%) HP
25 33 (6.89%) .NET

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 53 (11.06%) MS Exchange
2 33 (6.89%) IIS
3 27 (5.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (4.38%) SharePoint
5 19 (3.97%) Lync
6 15 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 12 (2.51%) Tomcat
8 10 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2007
9 9 (1.88%) Office Communications Server
9 9 (1.88%) Apache
10 8 (1.67%) IBM Notes
11 7 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2013
11 7 (1.46%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (0.84%) Apache Solr
14 3 (0.63%) OpenStack
14 3 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.63%) Moodle
14 3 (0.63%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 131 (27.35%) MS Office
2 88 (18.37%) MS Excel
3 21 (4.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.42%) MS Project
5 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.21%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.21%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.04%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.42%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.21%) Cognos Planning
3 1 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.18%) Office 365
2 6 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.04%) Google Apps
4 3 (0.63%) SaaS
5 1 (0.21%) GitHub
5 1 (0.21%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (9.19%) DNS
2 35 (7.31%) LAN
3 32 (6.68%) WAN
4 27 (5.64%) TCP/IP
5 26 (5.43%) Firewall
6 25 (5.22%) SAN
7 24 (5.01%) DHCP
8 13 (2.71%) Internet
9 9 (1.88%) VLAN
9 9 (1.88%) VPN
9 9 (1.88%) VoIP
10 8 (1.67%) HTTP
10 8 (1.67%) Wireless
11 7 (1.46%) NAS
11 7 (1.46%) IP Telephony
11 7 (1.46%) SSL
12 6 (1.25%) ADSL
12 6 (1.25%) Broadband
12 6 (1.25%) Network Security
13 5 (1.04%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (13.78%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.88%) Relational Database
3 8 (1.67%) RDBMS
3 8 (1.67%) MySQL
4 7 (1.46%) Oracle Database
4 7 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (0.63%) SAP HANA
5 3 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.63%) DB2
5 3 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.63%) DTS
6 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.42%) MS Access
6 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.21%) Cognos Transformer
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.21%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 15 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (2.71%) Subversion
3 9 (1.88%) Git (software)
4 7 (1.46%) ClearCase
5 6 (1.25%) Selenium
5 6 (1.25%) Cucumber
6 5 (1.04%) JUnit
6 5 (1.04%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.84%) Eclipse
7 4 (0.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 4 (0.84%) Ant
7 4 (0.84%) MSI
7 4 (0.84%) Fiddler
7 4 (0.84%) SoapUI
8 3 (0.63%) MSTest
8 3 (0.63%) PVCS
9 2 (0.42%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.42%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.42%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.21%) NUnit
General
1 39 (8.14%) Finance
2 25 (5.22%) Manufacturing
3 16 (3.34%) Banking
4 15 (3.13%) Retail
5 9 (1.88%) Financial Institution
6 8 (1.67%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.84%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.63%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.42%) Back Office
9 2 (0.42%) Marketing
9 2 (0.42%) Law
10 1 (0.21%) Legal
10 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 104 (21.71%) Analyst
2 56 (11.69%) Service Analyst
3 50 (10.44%) Service Desk Analyst
4 47 (9.81%) Support Engineer
5 40 (8.35%) Developer
6 34 (7.10%) 2nd Line Support
7 33 (6.89%) 1st Line Support
8 30 (6.26%) 3rd Line Support
8 30 (6.26%) IT Support
9 28 (5.85%) Support Analyst
10 27 (5.64%) Desktop Support
11 19 (3.97%) Deployment Engineer
12 17 (3.55%) Architect
12 17 (3.55%) Administrator
12 17 (3.55%) Consultant
13 16 (3.34%) Server Engineer
13 16 (3.34%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 14 (2.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 14 (2.92%) .NET Developer
15 13 (2.71%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (6.89%) .NET
2 20 (4.18%) XML
3 19 (3.97%) HTML
4 15 (3.13%) ASP.NET
4 15 (3.13%) CSS
4 15 (3.13%) Web Services
5 9 (1.88%) jQuery
5 9 (1.88%) .NET Framework
5 9 (1.88%) XSLT
6 7 (1.46%) Ajax
7 6 (1.25%) J2EE
7 6 (1.25%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (1.04%) Entity Framework
8 5 (1.04%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 5 (1.04%) WCF
8 5 (1.04%) JSON
8 5 (1.04%) XHTML
9 4 (0.84%) LINQ
9 4 (0.84%) REST
10 3 (0.63%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 37 (7.72%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (5.64%) Blackberry
3 18 (3.76%) Clustering
4 8 (1.67%) Client/Server
4 8 (1.67%) iPhone
5 7 (1.46%) NHS
6 6 (1.25%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.25%) PKI
6 6 (1.25%) iSeries
6 6 (1.25%) Open Source
7 5 (1.04%) Hedge funds
7 5 (1.04%) Fat Client
7 5 (1.04%) Mainframe
7 5 (1.04%) Thin Client
8 4 (0.84%) Statistics
8 4 (0.84%) Replication
8 4 (0.84%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.63%) AS400
9 3 (0.63%) EPoS
10 2 (0.42%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 147 (30.69%) Windows 7
2 117 (24.43%) Windows XP
3 87 (18.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 71 (14.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 70 (14.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 59 (12.32%) UNIX
7 58 (12.11%) Linux
8 29 (6.05%) Windows 8
9 20 (4.18%) Windows Vista
10 10 (2.09%) Solaris
11 9 (1.88%) Windows 2000 Server
11 9 (1.88%) AIX
12 7 (1.46%) Windows 2000
13 6 (1.25%) Android
13 6 (1.25%) Apple iOS
14 5 (1.04%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.63%) SUSE
15 3 (0.63%) CentOS
15 3 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.63%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (10.65%) ITIL
2 45 (9.39%) Migration
3 33 (6.89%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (5.22%) Configuration Management
5 22 (4.59%) Project Management
6 16 (3.34%) Disaster Recovery
6 16 (3.34%) Incident Management
7 15 (3.13%) Workflow
8 13 (2.71%) Service Management
9 12 (2.51%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (2.30%) Mentoring
10 11 (2.30%) Performance Tuning
10 11 (2.30%) Requirements Analysis
10 11 (2.30%) Problem Management
11 10 (2.09%) MVC
12 9 (1.88%) Root Cause Analysis
12 9 (1.88%) ITIL V3
12 9 (1.88%) Service Delivery
12 9 (1.88%) PRINCE2
12 9 (1.88%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 75 (15.66%) SQL
2 39 (8.14%) C#
3 23 (4.80%) JavaScript
4 16 (3.34%) PowerShell
5 14 (2.92%) Java
6 12 (2.51%) VB
6 12 (2.51%) Perl
7 11 (2.30%) VBScript
8 10 (2.09%) Shell Script
9 8 (1.67%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.04%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.04%) C++
10 5 (1.04%) Delphi
11 4 (0.84%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.63%) REXX
12 3 (0.63%) Smalltalk
13 2 (0.42%) VBA
13 2 (0.42%) Korn
13 2 (0.42%) C-shell
14 1 (0.21%) AWK
Qualifications
1 58 (12.11%) Security Cleared
2 45 (9.39%) SC Cleared
3 31 (6.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (2.71%) MCSE
5 12 (2.51%) Degree
6 11 (2.30%) MCITP
7 9 (1.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (1.46%) MCP
9 5 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.84%) Dell Certification
10 4 (0.84%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (0.63%) MOS
11 3 (0.63%) A+ Certification
11 3 (0.63%) CCNP
11 3 (0.63%) CCNA
12 2 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.42%) ISEB
12 2 (0.42%) MCSA
12 2 (0.42%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.76%) SLA
2 5 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (0.84%) QA
4 2 (0.42%) BS15000
4 2 (0.42%) WAI
5 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.21%) COBIT
System Software
1 202 (42.17%) Active Directory
2 31 (6.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (5.01%) Hyper-V
4 15 (3.13%) VMware ESX
5 11 (2.30%) vSphere
6 9 (1.88%) Terminal Services
7 7 (1.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 6 (1.25%) ISA Server
8 6 (1.25%) Forefront TMG
9 5 (1.04%) XenApp
10 3 (0.63%) XenServer
10 3 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.42%) NFS
11 2 (0.42%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.42%) Samba
11 2 (0.42%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.42%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 2 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.42%) KVM
Systems Management
1 47 (9.81%) SCCM
2 15 (3.13%) WSUS
3 13 (2.71%) SCOM
4 9 (1.88%) Control-M
5 7 (1.46%) Backup Exec
6 6 (1.25%) WMI
7 5 (1.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (0.84%) Tivoli
8 4 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.42%) OpenView
9 2 (0.42%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.42%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.42%) OVSD
9 2 (0.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.42%) Ansible
10 1 (0.21%) Cisco Prime
10 1 (0.21%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.21%) Puppet
10 1 (0.21%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 167 (34.86%) Microsoft
2 85 (17.75%) VMware
3 45 (9.39%) Cisco
4 41 (8.56%) Citrix
5 40 (8.35%) Oracle
6 33 (6.89%) HP
7 26 (5.43%) Remedy
8 19 (3.97%) NetApp
9 17 (3.55%) Dell
10 16 (3.34%) Red Hat
11 12 (2.51%) Google
12 11 (2.30%) EMC
13 9 (1.88%) IBM
14 8 (1.67%) Lotus
15 6 (1.25%) SAP
15 6 (1.25%) Apple
15 6 (1.25%) BMC
15 6 (1.25%) Sophos
15 6 (1.25%) Veeam
15 6 (1.25%) hybris
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