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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 193 283 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 13.70% 19.01% 18.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.87% 83.98% 73.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 126 54
Average daily rate
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£275 £110 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £70 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £357
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 67 64
Average hourly rate £13.75 £13.00 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% -26.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.48 £9.50 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.75 £19.96 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.37%
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
307 337 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 21.79% 22.63% 25.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 160 104
Average daily rate £325 £110 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+195.45% -63.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £70 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £363 £384
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 68 69
Average hourly rate £14.25 £13.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.90 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £27.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -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 30 January 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
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 30 January 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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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
Northamptonshire 0 61 £275 +2.80% 16
Nottinghamshire -3 46 £313 -4.94% 20
Leicestershire 0 40 £165 -50.74% 22
Derbyshire +1 29 £313 +184.09% 15
Lincolnshire +1 6 £433 +57.45% 2
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 174 (39.64%) Active Directory
2 156 (35.54%) Microsoft
3 154 (35.08%) Windows 7
4 113 (25.74%) MS Office
5 108 (24.60%) Windows XP
6 76 (17.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 74 (16.86%) VMware
8 73 (16.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 73 (16.63%) MS Excel
9 57 (12.98%) SQL
10 52 (11.85%) UNIX
10 52 (11.85%) Linux
10 52 (11.85%) Windows Server 2012
11 49 (11.16%) Security Cleared
12 47 (10.71%) Migration
13 46 (10.48%) ITIL
14 45 (10.25%) MS Exchange
15 44 (10.02%) LAN
16 42 (9.57%) Cisco
17 41 (9.34%) Oracle
18 40 (9.11%) WAN
18 40 (9.11%) SC Cleared
19 37 (8.43%) Microsoft Certification
19 37 (8.43%) C#
20 36 (8.20%) Citrix
21 35 (7.97%) DNS
22 34 (7.74%) .NET
22 34 (7.74%) SQL Server
23 33 (7.52%) TCP/IP
23 33 (7.52%) Finance

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 45 (10.25%) MS Exchange
2 20 (4.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (4.10%) IIS
4 17 (3.87%) SharePoint
5 16 (3.64%) Tomcat
6 14 (3.19%) Lync
7 12 (2.73%) Apache
8 11 (2.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 11 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (1.14%) SAS
9 5 (1.14%) IBM Notes
9 5 (1.14%) Office Communications Server
10 4 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.91%) Apache Solr
10 4 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.68%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.68%) CMS
11 3 (0.68%) Kentico
12 2 (0.46%) Quickr
12 2 (0.46%) nginx
Applications
1 113 (25.74%) MS Office
2 73 (16.63%) MS Excel
3 13 (2.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.46%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.23%) SPSS
5 1 (0.23%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.68%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 1 (0.23%) Cognos Planning
2 1 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.64%) Office 365
2 7 (1.59%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (10.02%) LAN
2 40 (9.11%) WAN
3 35 (7.97%) DNS
4 33 (7.52%) TCP/IP
5 21 (4.78%) Firewall
6 19 (4.33%) SAN
7 15 (3.42%) Internet
7 15 (3.42%) DHCP
8 12 (2.73%) VoIP
9 10 (2.28%) VPN
10 9 (2.05%) IPsec
11 8 (1.82%) HTTP
12 7 (1.59%) Broadband
12 7 (1.59%) LDAP
12 7 (1.59%) Network Security
13 6 (1.37%) VLAN
13 6 (1.37%) Kerberos
14 5 (1.14%) ADSL
15 4 (0.91%) Wireless
15 4 (0.91%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (7.74%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.51%) MySQL
3 7 (1.59%) DB2
4 6 (1.37%) Oracle Database
5 4 (0.91%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.68%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.68%) MS Access
6 3 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.46%) DTS
8 1 (0.23%) Cognos Transformer
8 1 (0.23%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.23%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.23%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 13 (2.96%) Subversion
2 10 (2.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (1.82%) Git (software)
4 7 (1.59%) MSI
5 6 (1.37%) Eclipse
6 5 (1.14%) ClearCase
6 5 (1.14%) JUnit
6 5 (1.14%) Selenium
7 4 (0.91%) Fiddler
7 4 (0.91%) Cucumber
7 4 (0.91%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.91%) SoapUI
8 3 (0.68%) LoadRunner
8 3 (0.68%) PVCS
8 3 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (0.68%) Ant
9 2 (0.46%) MSTest
9 2 (0.46%) JIRA
10 1 (0.23%) ClearQuest
10 1 (0.23%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 33 (7.52%) Finance
2 21 (4.78%) Manufacturing
3 19 (4.33%) Retail
4 8 (1.82%) Banking
5 7 (1.59%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.14%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.46%) Local Government
7 2 (0.46%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.23%) Games
8 1 (0.23%) Law
8 1 (0.23%) Back Office
8 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 94 (21.41%) Analyst
2 39 (8.88%) Developer
3 38 (8.66%) Service Analyst
4 37 (8.43%) Support Engineer
5 36 (8.20%) 2nd Line Support
6 34 (7.74%) Service Desk Analyst
7 28 (6.38%) 3rd Line Support
7 28 (6.38%) Desktop Support
8 24 (5.47%) Support Analyst
9 22 (5.01%) 1st Line Support
10 19 (4.33%) C# Developer
11 18 (4.10%) Deployment Engineer
12 17 (3.87%) Desktop Engineer
13 16 (3.64%) Consultant
13 16 (3.64%) .NET Developer
13 16 (3.64%) IT Support
14 15 (3.42%) Technical Leader
15 14 (3.19%) Administrator
15 14 (3.19%) Architect
16 13 (2.96%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (7.74%) .NET
2 21 (4.78%) XML
3 20 (4.56%) HTML
4 18 (4.10%) Web Services
5 17 (3.87%) ASP.NET
6 11 (2.51%) CSS
7 9 (2.05%) .NET Framework
8 8 (1.82%) WCF
8 8 (1.82%) WPF
8 8 (1.82%) jQuery
8 8 (1.82%) WinForms
8 8 (1.82%) XSLT
9 7 (1.59%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (1.37%) HTML5
10 6 (1.37%) JSON
10 6 (1.37%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 5 (1.14%) CSS3
11 5 (1.14%) XHTML
11 5 (1.14%) Ajax
11 5 (1.14%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (4.78%) Blackberry
3 10 (2.28%) Clustering
4 9 (2.05%) NHS
4 9 (2.05%) Client/Server
4 9 (2.05%) FMCG
5 8 (1.82%) Fat Client
5 8 (1.82%) iPhone
5 8 (1.82%) Open Source
5 8 (1.82%) PKI
5 8 (1.82%) Thin Client
6 5 (1.14%) EPoS
6 5 (1.14%) iPad
7 4 (0.91%) Smartphone
7 4 (0.91%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.68%) Replication
8 3 (0.68%) AS400
8 3 (0.68%) Blog
8 3 (0.68%) iSeries
9 2 (0.46%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 154 (35.08%) Windows 7
2 108 (24.60%) Windows XP
3 76 (17.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 73 (16.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 52 (11.85%) UNIX
5 52 (11.85%) Linux
5 52 (11.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (5.47%) Windows 8
7 22 (5.01%) Windows Vista
8 10 (2.28%) Windows 2000 Server
9 9 (2.05%) Windows 2000
9 9 (2.05%) Apple iOS
9 9 (2.05%) Android
10 5 (1.14%) AIX
10 5 (1.14%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.91%) Solaris
12 3 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.46%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.23%) Windows CE
14 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (10.71%) Migration
2 46 (10.48%) ITIL
3 32 (7.29%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (4.56%) Configuration Management
5 16 (3.64%) Incident Management
6 15 (3.42%) OOP
7 14 (3.19%) OO
8 13 (2.96%) Project Management
9 12 (2.73%) Service Delivery
9 12 (2.73%) MVC
10 11 (2.51%) Workflow
10 11 (2.51%) Requirements Analysis
11 10 (2.28%) Problem Management
11 10 (2.28%) Service Management
12 9 (2.05%) Validation
13 8 (1.82%) Disaster Recovery
13 8 (1.82%) E-Commerce
13 8 (1.82%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (1.82%) Mentoring
14 7 (1.59%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 57 (12.98%) SQL
2 37 (8.43%) C#
3 20 (4.56%) Java
3 20 (4.56%) JavaScript
4 18 (4.10%) PowerShell
5 12 (2.73%) VB
6 10 (2.28%) VBScript
7 7 (1.59%) Perl
8 6 (1.37%) PL/SQL
9 4 (0.91%) Shell Script
9 4 (0.91%) C++
10 3 (0.68%) Smalltalk
10 3 (0.68%) Python
10 3 (0.68%) C
10 3 (0.68%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.46%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.46%) Delphi
12 1 (0.23%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 1 (0.23%) COBOL
12 1 (0.23%) RPG
Qualifications
1 49 (11.16%) Security Cleared
2 40 (9.11%) SC Cleared
3 37 (8.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (3.19%) MCSE
5 12 (2.73%) Degree
6 10 (2.28%) MCITP
7 6 (1.37%) Dell Certification
8 5 (1.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (1.14%) MCP
9 4 (0.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (0.91%) MOS
9 4 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.91%) A+ Certification
10 3 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.68%) ISEB
11 2 (0.46%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.46%) CCNP
11 2 (0.46%) CCNA
11 2 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.23%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.28%) SLA
2 9 (2.05%) QA
3 4 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.46%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.46%) WAI
System Software
1 174 (39.64%) Active Directory
2 17 (3.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (3.87%) Hyper-V
3 15 (3.42%) VMware ESX
4 10 (2.28%) XenApp
5 7 (1.59%) vSphere
5 7 (1.59%) XenDesktop
6 5 (1.14%) Terminal Server
6 5 (1.14%) ISA Server
6 5 (1.14%) Forefront TMG
7 4 (0.91%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.46%) XenServer
9 1 (0.23%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 32 (7.29%) SCCM
2 12 (2.73%) SCOM
3 8 (1.82%) WSUS
4 6 (1.37%) WMI
5 4 (0.91%) Control-M
5 4 (0.91%) Tivoli
5 4 (0.91%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (0.68%) Ansible
7 2 (0.46%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.46%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.23%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.23%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.23%) Casper Suite
8 1 (0.23%) Tivoli NetView
8 1 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.23%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.23%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 156 (35.54%) Microsoft
2 74 (16.86%) VMware
3 42 (9.57%) Cisco
4 41 (9.34%) Oracle
5 36 (8.20%) Citrix
6 29 (6.61%) HP
7 19 (4.33%) Remedy
8 17 (3.87%) Dell
9 14 (3.19%) Red Hat
10 12 (2.73%) Google
11 9 (2.05%) NetApp
11 9 (2.05%) EMC
12 8 (1.82%) hybris
13 5 (1.14%) Lotus
13 5 (1.14%) Apple
13 5 (1.14%) IBM
13 5 (1.14%) Symantec
14 4 (0.91%) Veeam
14 4 (0.91%) Serena
14 4 (0.91%) CheckPoint
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