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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 16 7 4
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 136 182 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 8.27% 11.37% 16.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.18% 67.91% 71.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 60 102
Median daily rate £275 £325 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £83 £165 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
- +7.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 50 54
Median hourly rate £11.89 £12.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.95% -5.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.13 £10.50 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.75 £18.89 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.57 £15.43 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.59% -3.57%
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
271 268 369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 16.47% 16.74% 23.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 109 159
Median daily rate £375 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £220 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £483 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 55 54
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.13 £10.50 £10.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £19.08 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East Midlands region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 September 2016.

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 27 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northamptonshire -6 37 £238 -34.02% 16
Leicestershire -2 35 £83 -66.80% 11
Derbyshire -3 31 £300 -22.58% 8
Nottinghamshire -25 24 £375 +30.43% 17
Lincolnshire -3 10 £300 +71.42% 10
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for Windows.

1 150 (46.30%) Active Directory
2 110 (33.95%) Microsoft
3 75 (23.15%) Windows Server
4 73 (22.53%) Windows 7
5 56 (17.28%) ITIL
6 55 (16.98%) Windows Server 2008
7 54 (16.67%) MS Excel
7 54 (16.67%) VMware
8 53 (16.36%) Linux
9 50 (15.43%) MS Office
10 48 (14.81%) Windows XP
11 47 (14.51%) SCCM
11 47 (14.51%) Office 365
12 44 (13.58%) Windows Server 2003
13 43 (13.27%) .NET
14 42 (12.96%) Security Cleared
14 42 (12.96%) Windows Server 2012
15 41 (12.65%) LAN
15 41 (12.65%) WAN
15 41 (12.65%) Finance
16 39 (12.04%) SQL
17 37 (11.42%) SQL Server
17 37 (11.42%) Cisco
18 36 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
19 35 (10.80%) C#
19 35 (10.80%) Windows 10
20 32 (9.88%) DevOps
21 30 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
21 30 (9.26%) Citrix
22 28 (8.64%) Wireless

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 23 (7.10%) MS Exchange
2 19 (5.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (4.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 14 (4.32%) Mule
3 14 (4.32%) SharePoint
4 11 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (2.47%) WebSphere
7 6 (1.85%) IIS
7 6 (1.85%) SharePoint Server
8 5 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (1.23%) IBM Notes
9 4 (1.23%) JBoss
9 4 (1.23%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.93%) Apache
10 3 (0.93%) CMS
10 3 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.31%) Jetty
11 1 (0.31%) nginx
Applications
1 54 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 50 (15.43%) MS Office
3 12 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.23%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.31%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (1.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.62%) Endur
2 2 (0.62%) Findur
2 2 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.31%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 47 (14.51%) Office 365
2 36 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (8.02%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (4.01%) IaaS
5 6 (1.85%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (1.54%) PaaS
7 1 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.31%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (12.65%) LAN
1 41 (12.65%) WAN
2 28 (8.64%) Wireless
3 27 (8.33%) Firewall
4 25 (7.72%) VPN
5 19 (5.86%) SAN
6 18 (5.56%) DNS
6 18 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
7 16 (4.94%) TCP/IP
8 12 (3.70%) Internet
8 12 (3.70%) Network Security
9 11 (3.40%) DHCP
10 9 (2.78%) HTTP
11 7 (2.16%) SSL
12 5 (1.54%) Bluetooth
12 5 (1.54%) ZigBee
13 4 (1.23%) Intranet
13 4 (1.23%) Skype
13 4 (1.23%) VoIP
14 3 (0.93%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (11.42%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.78%) MySQL
2 9 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.16%) MongoDB
4 6 (1.85%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.54%) SQLite
6 4 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.93%) CouchDB
7 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.62%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.62%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.31%) DB2
9 1 (0.31%) DTS
9 1 (0.31%) HBase
9 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.31%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 11 (3.40%) Git (software)
1 11 (3.40%) Jenkins
2 10 (3.09%) git-flow
3 8 (2.47%) GitLab
4 7 (2.16%) jspm
4 7 (2.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (2.16%) Visual Studio
5 4 (1.23%) SoapUI
6 3 (0.93%) MSI
7 2 (0.62%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.62%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.31%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.31%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.31%) Maven
8 1 (0.31%) Selenium
8 1 (0.31%) Subversion
8 1 (0.31%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 41 (12.65%) Finance
2 17 (5.25%) Financial Institution
3 13 (4.01%) Manufacturing
4 8 (2.47%) Back Office
5 7 (2.16%) Banking
5 7 (2.16%) Retail
6 6 (1.85%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.54%) Electronics
7 5 (1.54%) Marketing
8 2 (0.62%) Legal
9 1 (0.31%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.31%) Games
9 1 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 72 (22.22%) Analyst
2 44 (13.58%) Developer
3 41 (12.65%) Service Analyst
4 40 (12.35%) Service Desk Analyst
5 36 (11.11%) Architect
6 29 (8.95%) Support Engineer
7 21 (6.48%) Desktop Support
8 20 (6.17%) IT Support
9 18 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 18 (5.56%) IT Analyst
9 18 (5.56%) Support Analyst
10 17 (5.25%) Infrastructure Architect
11 15 (4.63%) Windows Engineer
12 14 (4.32%) Applications Developer
12 14 (4.32%) Consultant
12 14 (4.32%) Desktop Engineer
13 11 (3.40%) 1st Line Support
13 11 (3.40%) 2nd Line Support
13 11 (3.40%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 11 (3.40%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (13.27%) .NET
2 24 (7.41%) HTML
3 20 (6.17%) RESTful
4 19 (5.86%) HTML5
5 18 (5.56%) AngularJS
6 14 (4.32%) Node.js
6 14 (4.32%) REST
7 13 (4.01%) Aurelia
8 12 (3.70%) Web Services
9 11 (3.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 11 (3.40%) XML
10 10 (3.09%) Sass
11 9 (2.78%) LINQ
11 9 (2.78%) WCF
12 8 (2.47%) Entity Framework
12 8 (2.47%) SOAP
13 7 (2.16%) ASP.NET Web API
13 7 (2.16%) JSON
14 6 (1.85%) .NET Framework
14 6 (1.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 30 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (5.86%) Blackberry
3 10 (3.09%) Data Centre
4 9 (2.78%) Clustering
5 6 (1.85%) Digital Media
5 6 (1.85%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.85%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.54%) DataPower
7 4 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.23%) Mathematics
7 4 (1.23%) Smart Meter
7 4 (1.23%) User Experience
8 3 (0.93%) iPad
8 3 (0.93%) iPhone
8 3 (0.93%) Replication
8 3 (0.93%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.62%) HP Storage
9 2 (0.62%) iSeries
9 2 (0.62%) NHS
9 2 (0.62%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 75 (23.15%) Windows Server
2 73 (22.53%) Windows 7
3 55 (16.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 53 (16.36%) Linux
5 48 (14.81%) Windows XP
6 44 (13.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 42 (12.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 35 (10.80%) Windows 10
9 28 (8.64%) Unix
10 23 (7.10%) Mac OS X
11 17 (5.25%) Windows 8
12 15 (4.63%) Windows Phone
13 12 (3.70%) Android
14 9 (2.78%) Apple iOS
15 8 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 6 (1.85%) Windows Vista
17 5 (1.54%) Ubuntu
17 5 (1.54%) Windows 2000 Server
18 2 (0.62%) Windows 2000
19 1 (0.31%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (17.28%) ITIL
2 32 (9.88%) DevOps
3 27 (8.33%) Migration
4 17 (5.25%) High Availability
5 15 (4.63%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (4.01%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (3.70%) Continuous Delivery
8 11 (3.40%) Configuration Management
8 11 (3.40%) Project Management
9 10 (3.09%) Incident Management
9 10 (3.09%) OO
9 10 (3.09%) Responsive Web Design
9 10 (3.09%) TOGAF
10 9 (2.78%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (2.47%) Change Management
11 8 (2.47%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (2.47%) TDD
12 7 (2.16%) ERP
12 7 (2.16%) Scrum
12 7 (2.16%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (12.04%) SQL
2 35 (10.80%) C#
3 26 (8.02%) JavaScript
4 23 (7.10%) PowerShell
5 15 (4.63%) Java
6 11 (3.40%) C++
6 11 (3.40%) VBScript
7 10 (3.09%) PHP
8 9 (2.78%) T-SQL
8 9 (2.78%) TypeScript
9 8 (2.47%) ECMAScript
10 6 (1.85%) C
10 6 (1.85%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.54%) VB
12 3 (0.93%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.62%) Groovy
14 1 (0.31%) Go
14 1 (0.31%) Python
Qualifications
1 42 (12.96%) Security Cleared
2 28 (8.64%) SC Cleared
3 16 (4.94%) CISSP
4 13 (4.01%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (2.47%) BPSS Clearance
5 8 (2.47%) DV Cleared
5 8 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.54%) Degree
7 4 (1.23%) MCP
7 4 (1.23%) MCSE
8 2 (0.62%) A+ Certification
8 2 (0.62%) CCNA
8 2 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.62%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.62%) ISEB
8 2 (0.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.31%) APMP
9 1 (0.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.31%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.31%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.47%) SLA
2 5 (1.54%) QA
3 4 (1.23%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.93%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 150 (46.30%) Active Directory
2 27 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (5.86%) Hyper-V
4 10 (3.09%) vSphere
4 10 (3.09%) XenDesktop
5 9 (2.78%) XenApp
6 8 (2.47%) VMware ESX
7 7 (2.16%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (1.54%) Terminal Services
9 4 (1.23%) Docker
9 4 (1.23%) Firmware
9 4 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.62%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.31%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.31%) NFS
12 1 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.31%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 47 (14.51%) SCCM
2 27 (8.33%) Ansible
3 23 (7.10%) Puppet
4 17 (5.25%) Microsoft Intune
5 8 (2.47%) Backup Exec
6 7 (2.16%) Microsoft Clustering
7 6 (1.85%) NetBackup
8 5 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (1.54%) SCOM
9 4 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.93%) Salt
11 2 (0.62%) HP Data Protector
11 2 (0.62%) OpenAM
11 2 (0.62%) OVSD
12 1 (0.31%) Control-M
12 1 (0.31%) EMC NetWorker
12 1 (0.31%) Foglight
12 1 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
12 1 (0.31%) Sysprep
12 1 (0.31%) WSUS
Vendors
1 110 (33.95%) Microsoft
2 54 (16.67%) VMware
3 37 (11.42%) Cisco
4 30 (9.26%) Citrix
5 18 (5.56%) HP
5 18 (5.56%) Palo Alto
6 17 (5.25%) Google
7 15 (4.63%) NetApp
8 13 (4.01%) Remedy
9 11 (3.40%) Oracle
10 10 (3.09%) SAP
11 9 (2.78%) IBM
12 8 (2.47%) Symantec
13 7 (2.16%) arcserve
13 7 (2.16%) Red Hat
14 6 (1.85%) Intel Security
14 6 (1.85%) Sun
15 5 (1.54%) Apple
16 4 (1.23%) EMC
16 4 (1.23%) Lotus
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