The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the East Midlands region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 258 231 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 17.83% 15.94% 12.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 75.66% 73.80% 71.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 105 62
Average daily rate
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£315 £250 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £97 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £387 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 45 61
Average hourly rate £13.13 £14.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.48% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.94 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.75 £53.00 £64.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
341 313 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 23.57% 21.60% 17.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 150 90
Average daily rate £318 £275 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.45% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £125 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 48 64
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £15.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% -4.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.21 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £53.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows
England

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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
Leicestershire +12 69 £275 +7.84% 15
Nottinghamshire +1 67 £318 +7.62% 17
Derbyshire +1 54 £325 +150.00% 18
Northamptonshire +4 41 £338 +42.10% 31
Lincolnshire -1 13 £150 -28.99% 6
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 225 (44.82%) Active Directory
2 203 (40.44%) Windows 7
3 187 (37.25%) Microsoft
4 181 (36.06%) Windows XP
5 144 (28.69%) MS Office
6 99 (19.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 92 (18.33%) MS Excel
8 71 (14.14%) Citrix
9 70 (13.94%) Windows Server 2003
10 69 (13.75%) VMware
11 65 (12.95%) Migration
12 61 (12.15%) SQL
13 53 (10.56%) MS Exchange
14 52 (10.36%) SQL Server
15 50 (9.96%) Remedy
16 48 (9.56%) ITIL
16 48 (9.56%) Linux
16 48 (9.56%) Cisco
17 47 (9.36%) SCCM
18 46 (9.16%) Windows Server 2012
19 43 (8.57%) .NET
20 42 (8.37%) HP
21 41 (8.17%) UNIX
22 40 (7.97%) C#
23 39 (7.77%) Microsoft Certification
24 38 (7.57%) Oracle
25 37 (7.37%) Hyper-V
26 36 (7.17%) Blackberry
27 34 (6.77%) LAN
27 34 (6.77%) WAN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 53 (10.56%) MS Exchange
2 29 (5.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (5.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 22 (4.38%) Lync
5 21 (4.18%) SharePoint
6 15 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2007
7 13 (2.59%) IIS
8 11 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2003
9 9 (1.79%) IBM Notes
10 8 (1.59%) Apache
10 8 (1.59%) Tomcat
11 7 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (1.20%) WebSphere
12 6 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
13 3 (0.60%) NetWeaver
14 2 (0.40%) Quickr
14 2 (0.40%) Lotus Domino
14 2 (0.40%) WebLogic
15 1 (0.20%) CICS
15 1 (0.20%) Site Server
Applications
1 144 (28.69%) MS Office
2 92 (18.33%) MS Excel
3 33 (6.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.60%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 2 (0.40%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.20%) CATIA
6 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.20%) MS Project
6 1 (0.20%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 9 (1.79%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.40%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.40%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (0.40%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (0.40%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.20%) VisionPLUS
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.20%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 1 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.20%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.20%) Line 500
3 1 (0.20%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 19 (3.78%) Office 365
2 9 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.20%) Google Apps
4 4 (0.80%) IaaS
5 3 (0.60%) SaaS
5 3 (0.60%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (6.77%) LAN
1 34 (6.77%) WAN
2 27 (5.38%) Firewall
3 23 (4.58%) TCP/IP
4 21 (4.18%) SAN
5 16 (3.19%) VLAN
6 15 (2.99%) Wireless
7 14 (2.79%) VPN
7 14 (2.79%) DNS
8 12 (2.39%) DHCP
9 11 (2.19%) VoIP
9 11 (2.19%) Internet
10 5 (1.00%) LDAP
11 4 (0.80%) Kerberos
12 3 (0.60%) HTTP
12 3 (0.60%) MPLS
12 3 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (0.60%) NAS
13 2 (0.40%) FTP
13 2 (0.40%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (10.36%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (1.99%) Relational Database
4 9 (1.79%) MySQL
5 8 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.20%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.80%) EDRMS
9 3 (0.60%) DB2
9 3 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.40%) DTS
10 2 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.40%) SAP BW
10 2 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.20%) Essbase
11 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (2.39%) MSI
2 10 (1.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 10 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (1.59%) Moq
3 8 (1.59%) Wise Package Studio
4 6 (1.20%) NUnit
5 5 (1.00%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.60%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.40%) Toad
7 2 (0.40%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 1 (0.20%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.20%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.20%) Subversion
8 1 (0.20%) TestPartner
8 1 (0.20%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.20%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.20%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.20%) SoapUI
General
1 32 (6.37%) Finance
2 23 (4.58%) Banking
3 21 (4.18%) Retail
4 16 (3.19%) Back Office
5 14 (2.79%) International Banking
6 5 (1.00%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.60%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.60%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.60%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.40%) Local Government
9 2 (0.40%) Publishing
9 2 (0.40%) Legal
10 1 (0.20%) Advertising
10 1 (0.20%) Games
Job Titles
1 143 (28.49%) Analyst
2 62 (12.35%) Service Analyst
3 61 (12.15%) Support Engineer
4 56 (11.16%) Service Desk Analyst
5 44 (8.76%) 2nd Line Support
6 39 (7.77%) Developer
7 33 (6.57%) Support Analyst
8 31 (6.18%) IT Support
9 28 (5.58%) 1st Line Support
9 28 (5.58%) Deployment Engineer
10 26 (5.18%) Desktop Support
11 20 (3.98%) 3rd Line Support
12 19 (3.78%) Help Desk Analyst
13 18 (3.59%) IT Support Engineer
14 17 (3.39%) Desktop Engineer
15 16 (3.19%) Rollout Engineer
15 16 (3.19%) Architect
15 16 (3.19%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 15 (2.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 12 (2.39%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (8.57%) .NET
2 21 (4.18%) ASP.NET
3 16 (3.19%) Application Packaging
3 16 (3.19%) WCF
4 15 (2.99%) XML
5 11 (2.19%) HTML
6 9 (1.79%) .NET Framework
6 9 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (1.59%) NHibernate
8 7 (1.39%) WPF
8 7 (1.39%) Web Services
8 7 (1.39%) WSH
9 6 (1.20%) WinForms
9 6 (1.20%) StructureMap
9 6 (1.20%) AppFabric
10 5 (1.00%) HTML5
10 5 (1.00%) Middleware
10 5 (1.00%) CSS
11 4 (0.80%) ADSI
11 4 (0.80%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 36 (7.17%) Blackberry
2 14 (2.79%) Mainframe
3 13 (2.59%) NHS
4 12 (2.39%) Thin Client
4 12 (2.39%) Fat Client
5 11 (2.19%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.79%) Open Source
7 7 (1.39%) Inversion of Control
8 6 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.20%) Clustering
8 6 (1.20%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.80%) Chip and PIN
9 4 (0.80%) PKI
9 4 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.60%) FMCG
10 3 (0.60%) Smartphone
10 3 (0.60%) Smartcard
10 3 (0.60%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.40%) EPoS
11 2 (0.40%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 203 (40.44%) Windows 7
2 181 (36.06%) Windows XP
3 99 (19.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 70 (13.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 48 (9.56%) Linux
6 46 (9.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 41 (8.17%) UNIX
8 19 (3.78%) Windows 8
9 16 (3.19%) Windows Vista
10 15 (2.99%) Windows 2000
11 9 (1.79%) Windows 2000 Server
11 9 (1.79%) Apple iOS
12 7 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (1.20%) CentOS
14 5 (1.00%) Android
14 5 (1.00%) AIX
15 4 (0.80%) NetWare
15 4 (0.80%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.20%) zOS
16 1 (0.20%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (12.95%) Migration
2 48 (9.56%) ITIL
3 20 (3.98%) Incident Management
4 16 (3.19%) Scrum
5 14 (2.79%) Project Management
6 13 (2.59%) Configuration Management
7 12 (2.39%) MVC
7 12 (2.39%) Service Delivery
7 12 (2.39%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (2.39%) Network Monitoring
8 11 (2.19%) SOA
8 11 (2.19%) ITSM
8 11 (2.19%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (1.99%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (1.99%) Software Engineering
10 9 (1.79%) Software Testing
11 8 (1.59%) Risk Management
12 7 (1.39%) Identity Management
12 7 (1.39%) Workflow
12 7 (1.39%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 61 (12.15%) SQL
2 40 (7.97%) C#
3 14 (2.79%) VB
4 8 (1.59%) PowerShell
4 8 (1.59%) JavaScript
5 6 (1.20%) C++
5 6 (1.20%) Java
5 6 (1.20%) VBScript
6 4 (0.80%) VB.NET
6 4 (0.80%) T-SQL
6 4 (0.80%) C
7 3 (0.60%) PL/SQL
7 3 (0.60%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.20%) XAML
8 1 (0.20%) VB6
8 1 (0.20%) VBA
8 1 (0.20%) PHP
Qualifications
1 39 (7.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (6.77%) Security Cleared
3 29 (5.78%) SC Cleared
4 14 (2.79%) Degree
5 12 (2.39%) MCSE
6 10 (1.99%) MCITP
7 9 (1.79%) ISEB
7 9 (1.79%) MCP
8 7 (1.39%) MCDST
8 7 (1.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (1.00%) MCTS
9 5 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (1.00%) MCSA
10 3 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.40%) CCNP
11 2 (0.40%) CCNA
11 2 (0.40%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.40%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.20%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.59%) SLA
2 10 (1.99%) QA
3 8 (1.59%) ISO 9001
4 6 (1.20%) TickIT
5 5 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.60%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.20%) COBIT
System Software
1 225 (44.82%) Active Directory
2 37 (7.37%) Hyper-V
3 31 (6.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (4.38%) XenApp
5 16 (3.19%) XenDesktop
6 11 (2.19%) XenServer
7 10 (1.99%) vSphere
7 10 (1.99%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (1.39%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.60%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.20%) BlackBerry Internet Service
11 1 (0.20%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.20%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 47 (9.36%) SCCM
2 10 (1.99%) SCOM
3 7 (1.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 7 (1.39%) Backup Exec
4 6 (1.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 5 (1.00%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 3 (0.60%) ServiceCenter
6 3 (0.60%) Control-M
7 2 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.40%) WSUS
7 2 (0.40%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.20%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.20%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.20%) Windows Intune
8 1 (0.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.20%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.20%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.20%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 187 (37.25%) Microsoft
2 71 (14.14%) Citrix
3 69 (13.75%) VMware
4 50 (9.96%) Remedy
5 48 (9.56%) Cisco
6 42 (8.37%) HP
7 38 (7.57%) Oracle
8 19 (3.78%) Novell
9 12 (2.39%) SAP
9 12 (2.39%) Red Hat
10 11 (2.19%) Dell
10 11 (2.19%) IBM
11 10 (1.99%) Lotus
12 6 (1.20%) NetApp
12 6 (1.20%) Google
12 6 (1.20%) ServiceNow
13 5 (1.00%) Symantec
14 4 (0.80%) LANDesk
15 3 (0.60%) Kaspersky
15 3 (0.60%) Sophos
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