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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 230 326 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 14.01% 20.45% 17.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 65.53% 85.79% 69.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 152 55
Average daily rate
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£245 £203 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.98% -26.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £106 £70 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 66 62
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £16.61
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.90 £10.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.90 £21.60 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.81 £14.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.38% -7.81%
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
351 380 372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 21.38% 23.84% 25.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 179 116
Average daily rate £313 £200 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.25% -37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £70 £98
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 67 69
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £16.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -19.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.27 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £22.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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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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 -1 64 £238 +9.19% 14
Nottinghamshire -3 57 £213 -24.77% 13
Leicestershire +6 45 £190 -36.66% 17
Derbyshire 0 43 £256 +132.95% 8
Lincolnshire +8 12 £267 -23.85% 4
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 197 (39.40%) Active Directory
2 195 (39.00%) Microsoft
3 184 (36.80%) Windows 7
4 134 (26.80%) MS Office
5 130 (26.00%) Windows XP
6 98 (19.60%) MS Excel
7 92 (18.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 85 (17.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 81 (16.20%) VMware
10 73 (14.60%) UNIX
11 72 (14.40%) Linux
12 69 (13.80%) Security Cleared
12 69 (13.80%) Windows Server 2012
13 62 (12.40%) SQL
14 61 (12.20%) Migration
15 58 (11.60%) SC Cleared
16 55 (11.00%) Oracle
17 54 (10.80%) ITIL
17 54 (10.80%) Cisco
17 54 (10.80%) MS Exchange
18 50 (10.00%) Citrix
19 43 (8.60%) Microsoft Certification
20 41 (8.20%) SCCM
21 40 (8.00%) WAN
22 39 (7.80%) LAN
23 38 (7.60%) Finance
24 37 (7.40%) DNS
25 36 (7.20%) HP
25 36 (7.20%) SQL Server
25 36 (7.20%) Hyper-V

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (10.80%) MS Exchange
2 27 (5.40%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (4.60%) Tomcat
4 19 (3.80%) SharePoint
4 19 (3.80%) Apache
5 15 (3.00%) Lync
6 14 (2.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 14 (2.80%) IIS
6 14 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (1.40%) IBM Notes
8 6 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (1.00%) SAS
10 4 (0.80%) OpenStack
10 4 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.80%) Apache Solr
10 4 (0.80%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (0.60%) CMS
11 3 (0.60%) Quickr
11 3 (0.60%) Kentico
11 3 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 134 (26.80%) MS Office
2 98 (19.60%) MS Excel
3 15 (3.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.80%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.40%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 1 (0.20%) PrintSoft PReS
6 1 (0.20%) MS Project
6 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.20%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
1 3 (0.60%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 2 (0.40%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.20%) Cognos Planning
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.40%) Office 365
2 12 (2.40%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.40%) SaaS
3 2 (0.40%) IaaS
3 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (8.00%) WAN
2 39 (7.80%) LAN
3 37 (7.40%) DNS
4 35 (7.00%) TCP/IP
5 25 (5.00%) Firewall
6 20 (4.00%) SAN
7 19 (3.80%) DHCP
8 17 (3.40%) Internet
9 13 (2.60%) LDAP
9 13 (2.60%) VoIP
10 11 (2.20%) Kerberos
10 11 (2.20%) VPN
11 10 (2.00%) IPsec
12 8 (1.60%) Wireless
13 7 (1.40%) VLAN
13 7 (1.40%) Broadband
14 6 (1.20%) Network Security
15 5 (1.00%) ADSL
16 4 (0.80%) DMVPN
16 4 (0.80%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (7.20%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.60%) MySQL
3 8 (1.60%) Relational Database
4 6 (1.20%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.20%) DB2
4 6 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (0.60%) DTS
7 3 (0.60%) MS Access
8 2 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.20%) Pentaho
9 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.20%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.20%) EDRMS
9 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 16 (3.20%) MSI
2 10 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (1.60%) Wise Package Studio
4 7 (1.40%) Visual Studio
5 6 (1.20%) Eclipse
6 5 (1.00%) Subversion
6 5 (1.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 4 (0.80%) JUnit
8 3 (0.60%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.40%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.40%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 2 (0.40%) ClearCase
9 2 (0.40%) Toad
9 2 (0.40%) JIRA
9 2 (0.40%) Fiddler
9 2 (0.40%) Selenium
9 2 (0.40%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.20%) Cucumber
General
1 38 (7.60%) Finance
2 21 (4.20%) Retail
3 17 (3.40%) Manufacturing
4 10 (2.00%) Banking
5 7 (1.40%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.20%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.60%) Local Government
8 2 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.20%) Marketing
9 1 (0.20%) Games
9 1 (0.20%) Publishing
9 1 (0.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 133 (26.60%) Analyst
2 41 (8.20%) Service Analyst
3 39 (7.80%) Developer
4 38 (7.60%) Service Desk Analyst
5 37 (7.40%) 2nd Line Support
5 37 (7.40%) Support Analyst
6 34 (6.80%) Support Engineer
7 27 (5.40%) Desktop Support
8 25 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
9 21 (4.20%) Architect
9 21 (4.20%) 1st Line Support
9 21 (4.20%) Deployment Engineer
10 17 (3.40%) IT Support
10 17 (3.40%) Desktop Engineer
10 17 (3.40%) Consultant
11 16 (3.20%) Technical Analyst
12 15 (3.00%) Technical Leader
13 14 (2.80%) Desktop Analyst
13 14 (2.80%) C# Developer
14 13 (2.60%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (6.00%) .NET
2 20 (4.00%) HTML
3 13 (2.60%) XML
4 12 (2.40%) Application Packaging
5 11 (2.20%) CSS
6 10 (2.00%) ASP.NET
6 10 (2.00%) Web Services
7 9 (1.80%) WinForms
7 9 (1.80%) HTML5
8 8 (1.60%) WSH
8 8 (1.60%) .NET Framework
9 7 (1.40%) WCF
9 7 (1.40%) WPF
9 7 (1.40%) CSS3
10 6 (1.20%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (1.20%) Silverlight
10 6 (1.20%) jQuery
11 5 (1.00%) ADSI
11 5 (1.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 4 (0.80%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 25 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (4.20%) Blackberry
3 14 (2.80%) Open Source
4 12 (2.40%) NHS
4 12 (2.40%) PKI
5 10 (2.00%) Client/Server
5 10 (2.00%) FMCG
6 9 (1.80%) Fat Client
6 9 (1.80%) Thin Client
7 8 (1.60%) Clustering
8 6 (1.20%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.20%) EPoS
9 5 (1.00%) Smartphone
9 5 (1.00%) Mainframe
10 4 (0.80%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.80%) Replication
10 4 (0.80%) iPhone
11 3 (0.60%) Blog
11 3 (0.60%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.60%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 184 (36.80%) Windows 7
2 130 (26.00%) Windows XP
3 92 (18.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 85 (17.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 73 (14.60%) UNIX
6 72 (14.40%) Linux
7 69 (13.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 25 (5.00%) Windows 8
9 23 (4.60%) Windows Vista
10 13 (2.60%) Apple iOS
11 10 (2.00%) Android
12 8 (1.60%) Windows 2000
13 7 (1.40%) Windows 2000 Server
13 7 (1.40%) CentOS
14 5 (1.00%) Ubuntu
14 5 (1.00%) Mac OS X
14 5 (1.00%) AIX
15 4 (0.80%) Solaris
15 4 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.40%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (12.20%) Migration
2 54 (10.80%) ITIL
3 25 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (4.60%) Configuration Management
5 18 (3.60%) Project Management
5 18 (3.60%) Incident Management
6 15 (3.00%) Service Delivery
7 14 (2.80%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (2.40%) MVC
8 12 (2.40%) Service Management
8 12 (2.40%) OOP
9 11 (2.20%) Requirements Analysis
9 11 (2.20%) OO
9 11 (2.20%) Workflow
10 9 (1.80%) E-Commerce
10 9 (1.80%) PRINCE2
10 9 (1.80%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (1.80%) Validation
11 8 (1.60%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (1.20%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 62 (12.40%) SQL
2 31 (6.20%) C#
3 23 (4.60%) PowerShell
4 22 (4.40%) VB
5 18 (3.60%) Java
6 13 (2.60%) VBScript
6 13 (2.60%) JavaScript
7 8 (1.60%) PL/SQL
8 4 (0.80%) Shell Script
8 4 (0.80%) Perl
9 3 (0.60%) C++
9 3 (0.60%) Python
10 2 (0.40%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.40%) Objective-C
10 2 (0.40%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.40%) C
11 1 (0.20%) FoxPro (VFP)
11 1 (0.20%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.20%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 69 (13.80%) Security Cleared
2 58 (11.60%) SC Cleared
3 43 (8.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (3.60%) Degree
5 17 (3.40%) MCSE
6 10 (2.00%) MCITP
7 8 (1.60%) MCP
7 8 (1.60%) ISEB
8 6 (1.20%) Dell Certification
8 6 (1.20%) A+ Certification
9 5 (1.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (0.80%) MOS
11 3 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.60%) MCDST
11 3 (0.60%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.40%) ISEB Practitioner
13 1 (0.20%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.60%) SLA
2 11 (2.20%) QA
3 5 (1.00%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.60%) TickIT
5 2 (0.40%) WAI
5 2 (0.40%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 197 (39.40%) Active Directory
2 36 (7.20%) Hyper-V
3 27 (5.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (3.40%) VMware ESX
5 13 (2.60%) XenApp
6 10 (2.00%) XenServer
7 9 (1.80%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (1.60%) XenDesktop
9 7 (1.40%) vSphere
10 5 (1.00%) Terminal Server
11 4 (0.80%) Forefront TMG
11 4 (0.80%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.40%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.20%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 41 (8.20%) SCCM
2 15 (3.00%) SCOM
3 8 (1.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 8 (1.60%) WSUS
4 6 (1.20%) Control-M
5 5 (1.00%) Tivoli
5 5 (1.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (0.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (0.80%) WMI
7 3 (0.60%) SCVMM
7 3 (0.60%) Ansible
8 2 (0.40%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 1 (0.20%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.20%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 1 (0.20%) Casper Suite
9 1 (0.20%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.20%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.20%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.20%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 195 (39.00%) Microsoft
2 81 (16.20%) VMware
3 55 (11.00%) Oracle
4 54 (10.80%) Cisco
5 50 (10.00%) Citrix
6 36 (7.20%) HP
7 25 (5.00%) Remedy
8 21 (4.20%) Red Hat
9 16 (3.20%) Dell
10 13 (2.60%) Google
11 10 (2.00%) NetApp
12 9 (1.80%) hybris
13 8 (1.60%) EMC
14 7 (1.40%) Lotus
15 6 (1.20%) ServiceNow
15 6 (1.20%) IBM
15 6 (1.20%) Apple
16 5 (1.00%) Serena
17 4 (0.80%) CheckPoint
17 4 (0.80%) LANDesk
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