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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 3 5
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 251 294 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 15.17% 18.54% 16.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.29% 80.33% 66.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 142 90
Average daily rate
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£310 £250 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £80 £67
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £301 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.90% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 50 70
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 £10.44 £11.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.45 £34.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £14.17 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+7.65% -10.06%
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
373 366 391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 22.54% 23.08% 25.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 174 143
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 £110 £80 £96
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £388 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 52 79
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -38.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £34.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -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 24 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 24 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 24 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 68 £315 +15.59% 20
Leicestershire +7 57 £200 -27.27% 12
Derbyshire 0 55 £345 +155.55% 13
Northamptonshire +9 51 £270 +44.00% 13
Lincolnshire +8 13 £288 -17.85% 1
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 201 (39.33%) Active Directory
2 194 (37.96%) Windows 7
3 187 (36.59%) Microsoft
4 141 (27.59%) Windows XP
5 129 (25.24%) MS Office
6 98 (19.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 85 (16.63%) MS Excel
8 82 (16.05%) Windows Server 2003
8 82 (16.05%) VMware
9 67 (13.11%) UNIX
9 67 (13.11%) Linux
10 66 (12.92%) Migration
11 65 (12.72%) Citrix
12 63 (12.33%) Windows Server 2012
13 58 (11.35%) Oracle
14 56 (10.96%) MS Exchange
15 54 (10.57%) Security Cleared
16 53 (10.37%) Cisco
17 52 (10.18%) SQL
17 52 (10.18%) ITIL
18 51 (9.98%) SCCM
19 47 (9.20%) SQL Server
19 47 (9.20%) WAN
19 47 (9.20%) SC Cleared
20 46 (9.00%) LAN
21 40 (7.83%) Microsoft Certification
22 39 (7.63%) Finance
23 36 (7.05%) Hyper-V
24 35 (6.85%) HP
25 34 (6.65%) C#

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 56 (10.96%) MS Exchange
2 28 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (4.31%) SharePoint
4 20 (3.91%) Lync
5 18 (3.52%) Apache
5 18 (3.52%) Tomcat
6 17 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 17 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
7 12 (2.35%) IIS
8 9 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (1.37%) IBM Notes
10 5 (0.98%) SAS
10 5 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (0.78%) Quickr
11 4 (0.78%) 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
1 129 (25.24%) MS Office
2 85 (16.63%) MS Excel
3 18 (3.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.78%) 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 (0.78%) 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 (3.91%) Office 365
2 12 (2.35%) 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 47 (9.20%) WAN
2 46 (9.00%) LAN
3 30 (5.87%) TCP/IP
4 29 (5.68%) Firewall
5 24 (4.70%) DNS
6 23 (4.50%) SAN
7 15 (2.94%) VoIP
8 13 (2.54%) Internet
9 12 (2.35%) Wireless
10 11 (2.15%) DHCP
10 11 (2.15%) LDAP
11 10 (1.96%) Kerberos
12 7 (1.37%) VPN
12 7 (1.37%) IPsec
13 6 (1.17%) VLAN
14 5 (0.98%) Broadband
15 4 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
15 4 (0.78%) MPLS
16 3 (0.59%) ADSL
17 2 (0.39%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (9.20%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.33%) MySQL
3 8 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (1.57%) Oracle Database
3 8 (1.57%) Relational Database
4 6 (1.17%) Oracle Database 10g
4 6 (1.17%) DB2
5 5 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (0.78%) 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 (3.72%) MSI
2 13 (2.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (1.96%) Wise Package Studio
4 6 (1.17%) Subversion
4 6 (1.17%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 5 (0.98%) Eclipse
6 4 (0.78%) Moq
7 3 (0.59%) LoadRunner
7 3 (0.59%) NUnit
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 39 (7.63%) Finance
2 23 (4.50%) Retail
3 15 (2.94%) Manufacturing
4 9 (1.76%) Banking
4 9 (1.76%) Financial Institution
5 5 (0.98%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.78%) Local Government
7 3 (0.59%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.39%) Legal
8 2 (0.39%) Publishing
9 1 (0.20%) Games
9 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.20%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 131 (25.64%) Analyst
2 48 (9.39%) Developer
3 47 (9.20%) Support Engineer
4 42 (8.22%) 2nd Line Support
4 42 (8.22%) Support Analyst
5 35 (6.85%) Service Analyst
6 33 (6.46%) Service Desk Analyst
7 31 (6.07%) 3rd Line Support
8 27 (5.28%) Desktop Support
9 23 (4.50%) IT Support
10 19 (3.72%) Architect
10 19 (3.72%) Desktop Engineer
10 19 (3.72%) Deployment Engineer
11 18 (3.52%) Technical Analyst
12 17 (3.33%) 1st Line Support
13 16 (3.13%) C# Developer
14 15 (2.94%) Help Desk Analyst
15 14 (2.74%) Administrator
16 13 (2.54%) Desktop Support Analyst
16 13 (2.54%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (6.26%) .NET
2 20 (3.91%) HTML
3 17 (3.33%) ASP.NET
4 16 (3.13%) XML
5 14 (2.74%) Application Packaging
6 11 (2.15%) CSS
6 11 (2.15%) HTML5
7 10 (1.96%) WinForms
8 9 (1.76%) Web Services
8 9 (1.76%) WSH
8 9 (1.76%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (1.57%) CSS3
10 7 (1.37%) WPF
11 6 (1.17%) Silverlight
11 6 (1.17%) WCF
11 6 (1.17%) .NET Framework
12 5 (0.98%) JSON
12 5 (0.98%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 4 (0.78%) jQuery
13 4 (0.78%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 25 (4.89%) Blackberry
2 19 (3.72%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (2.94%) Open Source
4 13 (2.54%) NHS
5 11 (2.15%) Thin Client
5 11 (2.15%) Fat Client
5 11 (2.15%) FMCG
6 10 (1.96%) Management Information System
6 10 (1.96%) PKI
7 9 (1.76%) Mainframe
8 7 (1.37%) Client/Server
8 7 (1.37%) Smartphone
8 7 (1.37%) Clustering
9 5 (0.98%) EPoS
10 4 (0.78%) Inversion of Control
10 4 (0.78%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.59%) iPad
11 3 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.59%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 194 (37.96%) Windows 7
2 141 (27.59%) Windows XP
3 98 (19.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 82 (16.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 67 (13.11%) UNIX
5 67 (13.11%) Linux
6 63 (12.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (5.09%) Windows 8
8 25 (4.89%) Windows Vista
9 15 (2.94%) Apple iOS
10 11 (2.15%) Android
11 10 (1.96%) Windows 2000
12 9 (1.76%) Windows 2000 Server
13 7 (1.37%) CentOS
14 6 (1.17%) AIX
15 5 (0.98%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (0.78%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.59%) Solaris
18 2 (0.39%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (12.92%) Migration
2 52 (10.18%) ITIL
3 24 (4.70%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (3.91%) Configuration Management
4 20 (3.91%) Incident Management
5 17 (3.33%) Project Management
6 15 (2.94%) MVC
7 12 (2.35%) Service Delivery
8 11 (2.15%) OOP
8 11 (2.15%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (1.96%) Workflow
9 10 (1.96%) OO
9 10 (1.96%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (1.76%) Service Management
11 7 (1.37%) PRINCE2
11 7 (1.37%) E-Commerce
11 7 (1.37%) Validation
11 7 (1.37%) Identity Management
11 7 (1.37%) Scrum
11 7 (1.37%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 52 (10.18%) SQL
2 34 (6.65%) C#
3 22 (4.31%) VB
4 21 (4.11%) PowerShell
5 15 (2.94%) Java
6 13 (2.54%) JavaScript
7 10 (1.96%) VBScript
8 8 (1.57%) PL/SQL
9 7 (1.37%) C++
10 5 (0.98%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.78%) 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 54 (10.57%) Security Cleared
2 47 (9.20%) SC Cleared
3 40 (7.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (2.94%) Degree
5 11 (2.15%) MCSE
6 9 (1.76%) MCITP
7 8 (1.57%) ISEB
8 6 (1.17%) MCP
8 6 (1.17%) A+ Certification
8 6 (1.17%) Dell Certification
9 5 (0.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (0.78%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.78%) MCDST
10 4 (0.78%) MOS
11 3 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.39%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.39%) CCNA
12 2 (0.39%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.54%) SLA
1 13 (2.54%) QA
2 5 (0.98%) ISO 9001
2 5 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.59%) TickIT
4 2 (0.39%) WAI
4 2 (0.39%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.20%) COBIT
System Software
1 201 (39.33%) Active Directory
2 36 (7.05%) Hyper-V
3 29 (5.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (4.50%) XenApp
5 17 (3.33%) XenDesktop
6 15 (2.94%) VMware ESX
7 12 (2.35%) vSphere
8 11 (2.15%) XenServer
8 11 (2.15%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.98%) Terminal Server
10 3 (0.59%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.39%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.39%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.20%) vCloud
12 1 (0.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.20%) BlackBerry Internet Service
12 1 (0.20%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 51 (9.98%) SCCM
2 11 (2.15%) SCOM
3 9 (1.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 5 (0.98%) Backup Exec
4 5 (0.98%) WSUS
4 5 (0.98%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 5 (0.98%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 4 (0.78%) Control-M
5 4 (0.78%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (0.59%) SCVMM
6 3 (0.59%) Ansible
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%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.20%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 187 (36.59%) Microsoft
2 82 (16.05%) VMware
3 65 (12.72%) Citrix
4 58 (11.35%) Oracle
5 53 (10.37%) Cisco
6 35 (6.85%) HP
7 29 (5.68%) Remedy
8 17 (3.33%) Red Hat
9 13 (2.54%) Dell
10 12 (2.35%) Google
11 8 (1.57%) IBM
11 8 (1.57%) Lotus
12 7 (1.37%) NetApp
12 7 (1.37%) SAP
13 6 (1.17%) hybris
14 5 (0.98%) ServiceNow
14 5 (0.98%) Apple
14 5 (0.98%) Serena
15 4 (0.78%) JD Edwards
15 4 (0.78%) Novell
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