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 1 June 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
1 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 221 237 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 13.56% 15.91% 16.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.22% 75.00% 73.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 75 49
Average daily rate
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£325 £275 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% +3.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £70 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £435 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £321
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 75 59
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.83 £72.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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
367 316 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 22.52% 21.21% 22.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 119 84
Average daily rate £347 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.82% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £110 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £433 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 76 64
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £72.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 1 June 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
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 1 June 2015.

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 1 June 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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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 -1 64 £291 +16.50% 13
Northamptonshire +7 45 £310 -10.46% 20
Derbyshire 0 43 £401 +473.21% 11
Nottinghamshire -12 41 £313 +20.19% 32
Lincolnshire -3 10 £188 -25.00% 11
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 June 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.

1 184 (42.01%) Active Directory
2 160 (36.53%) Microsoft
3 116 (26.48%) MS Office
4 113 (25.80%) Windows 7
5 103 (23.52%) Windows XP
6 88 (20.09%) VMware
7 85 (19.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 83 (18.95%) MS Excel
9 79 (18.04%) SQL Server
9 79 (18.04%) Windows Server 2003
10 71 (16.21%) SQL
11 70 (15.98%) Windows Server 2012
12 64 (14.61%) Security Cleared
13 60 (13.70%) UNIX
14 54 (12.33%) MS Exchange
15 51 (11.64%) SC Cleared
16 47 (10.73%) ITIL
17 46 (10.50%) Migration
18 43 (9.82%) Linux
19 42 (9.59%) HP
20 41 (9.36%) Cisco
21 40 (9.13%) Manufacturing
21 40 (9.13%) Finance
22 39 (8.90%) Analytical Skills
23 37 (8.45%) Citrix
23 37 (8.45%) DNS
24 36 (8.22%) Firewall
25 35 (7.99%) Oracle
25 35 (7.99%) VMware Infrastructure
26 34 (7.76%) C#

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 54 (12.33%) MS Exchange
2 29 (6.62%) IIS
3 26 (5.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (4.34%) SharePoint
5 16 (3.65%) Lync
6 15 (3.42%) IBM Notes
7 13 (2.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 9 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (1.14%) Office Communications Server
11 5 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.91%) Apache
13 3 (0.68%) Oracle Application Server
13 3 (0.68%) NetWeaver
13 3 (0.68%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.68%) Lotus Domino
13 3 (0.68%) Moodle
13 3 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 116 (26.48%) MS Office
2 83 (18.95%) MS Excel
3 16 (3.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.37%) Doxygen
5 3 (0.68%) MS Project
6 1 (0.23%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.23%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 6 (1.37%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.46%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (0.46%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.57%) Office 365
2 4 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.68%) SaaS
3 3 (0.68%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.23%) PaaS
4 1 (0.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 37 (8.45%) DNS
2 36 (8.22%) Firewall
3 33 (7.53%) LAN
4 29 (6.62%) WAN
5 21 (4.79%) SAN
5 21 (4.79%) DHCP
6 20 (4.57%) TCP/IP
7 14 (3.20%) Wireless
7 14 (3.20%) Internet
8 13 (2.97%) VoIP
9 9 (2.05%) IP Telephony
9 9 (2.05%) PBX
10 8 (1.83%) VPN
11 7 (1.60%) ZigBee
11 7 (1.60%) VLAN
11 7 (1.60%) Bluetooth
11 7 (1.60%) NAS
12 6 (1.37%) SSL
12 6 (1.37%) HTTP
12 6 (1.37%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (18.04%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.42%) Relational Database
3 13 (2.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (2.05%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (1.83%) RDBMS
5 8 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (1.60%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (1.14%) SQLite
7 5 (1.14%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.91%) MySQL
8 4 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.68%) SAP HANA
10 2 (0.46%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.46%) DTS
10 2 (0.46%) DB2
10 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (3.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (2.51%) Subversion
3 10 (2.28%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.14%) Selenium
4 5 (1.14%) ClearCase
4 5 (1.14%) Cucumber
5 4 (0.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 4 (0.91%) Ant
6 3 (0.68%) PVCS
6 3 (0.68%) MSTest
7 2 (0.46%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.46%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.46%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.46%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.46%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.23%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.23%) NUnit
8 1 (0.23%) ProC
8 1 (0.23%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.23%) JUnit
General
1 40 (9.13%) Manufacturing
1 40 (9.13%) Finance
2 19 (4.34%) Banking
3 14 (3.20%) Financial Institution
4 11 (2.51%) Retail
5 6 (1.37%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.91%) Aerospace
7 3 (0.68%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.46%) Law
8 2 (0.46%) Back Office
8 2 (0.46%) Marketing
9 1 (0.23%) Electronics
9 1 (0.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 106 (24.20%) Analyst
2 58 (13.24%) Service Analyst
3 54 (12.33%) Service Desk Analyst
4 45 (10.27%) Developer
5 35 (7.99%) Support Engineer
6 31 (7.08%) 1st Line Support
7 25 (5.71%) Support Analyst
8 24 (5.48%) 2nd Line Support
8 24 (5.48%) Architect
9 23 (5.25%) IT Support
10 22 (5.02%) 3rd Line Support
11 20 (4.57%) Desktop Support
12 16 (3.65%) Server Engineer
12 16 (3.65%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 15 (3.42%) Administrator
13 15 (3.42%) Systems Engineer
14 12 (2.74%) DBA
14 12 (2.74%) Project Manager
14 12 (2.74%) Technical Leader
14 12 (2.74%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (6.62%) .NET
2 16 (3.65%) Web Services
3 15 (3.42%) XML
3 15 (3.42%) ASP.NET
4 14 (3.20%) HTML
5 13 (2.97%) CSS
6 9 (2.05%) XSLT
7 8 (1.83%) RESTful
8 7 (1.60%) jQuery
8 7 (1.60%) .NET Framework
8 7 (1.60%) Qt
8 7 (1.60%) QML
9 6 (1.37%) LINQ
10 5 (1.14%) Entity Framework
11 4 (0.91%) Ajax
11 4 (0.91%) JSON
11 4 (0.91%) WPF
12 3 (0.68%) WCF
12 3 (0.68%) Servlets
12 3 (0.68%) CORBA
Miscellaneous
1 39 (8.90%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (5.71%) Blackberry
3 24 (5.48%) Clustering
4 14 (3.20%) Data Centre
5 10 (2.28%) Hedge funds
6 7 (1.60%) iPhone
6 7 (1.60%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.60%) iSeries
7 6 (1.37%) Mainframe
8 5 (1.14%) PKI
8 5 (1.14%) CESG
8 5 (1.14%) AS400
8 5 (1.14%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.91%) Smart Meter
9 4 (0.91%) Data Structures
9 4 (0.91%) NHS
9 4 (0.91%) Statistics
10 3 (0.68%) Fat Client
10 3 (0.68%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.68%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 113 (25.80%) Windows 7
2 103 (23.52%) Windows XP
3 85 (19.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 79 (18.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 70 (15.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 60 (13.70%) UNIX
7 43 (9.82%) Linux
8 30 (6.85%) Windows 8
9 10 (2.28%) Windows Vista
10 9 (2.05%) Solaris
11 8 (1.83%) Windows 2000 Server
12 5 (1.14%) CentOS
12 5 (1.14%) Ubuntu
12 5 (1.14%) AIX
13 4 (0.91%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.91%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.68%) Android
14 3 (0.68%) SUSE
14 3 (0.68%) HPUX
15 1 (0.23%) i5/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (10.73%) ITIL
2 46 (10.50%) Migration
3 33 (7.53%) Configuration Management
4 27 (6.16%) Disaster Recovery
5 26 (5.94%) Project Management
6 25 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (4.57%) Incident Management
7 20 (4.57%) Requirements Analysis
8 18 (4.11%) Continuous Improvement
9 15 (3.42%) Problem Management
9 15 (3.42%) Change Management
10 14 (3.20%) SDLC
11 13 (2.97%) Service Management
11 13 (2.97%) Workflow
12 11 (2.51%) Coaching
12 11 (2.51%) Root Cause Analysis
12 11 (2.51%) Performance Tuning
13 10 (2.28%) Mentoring
13 10 (2.28%) ITSM
14 8 (1.83%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 71 (16.21%) SQL
2 34 (7.76%) C#
3 21 (4.79%) JavaScript
4 14 (3.20%) PowerShell
5 11 (2.51%) C++
6 8 (1.83%) Perl
6 8 (1.83%) PL/SQL
6 8 (1.83%) Shell Script
7 7 (1.60%) VBScript
8 6 (1.37%) Bash Shell
8 6 (1.37%) Java
8 6 (1.37%) T-SQL
9 5 (1.14%) VB
10 4 (0.91%) Delphi
11 3 (0.68%) REXX
11 3 (0.68%) Smalltalk
12 2 (0.46%) C-shell
12 2 (0.46%) VBA
12 2 (0.46%) Korn
13 1 (0.23%) AWK
Qualifications
1 64 (14.61%) Security Cleared
2 51 (11.64%) SC Cleared
3 17 (3.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (2.05%) Degree
4 9 (2.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 9 (2.05%) MCSE
5 8 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (1.83%) DV Cleared
6 7 (1.60%) MCITP
7 6 (1.37%) CCNP
8 5 (1.14%) CCNA
9 4 (0.91%) MCP
10 3 (0.68%) MCSA
10 3 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.46%) CCDA
11 2 (0.46%) ISEB
11 2 (0.46%) CISSP
11 2 (0.46%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.23%) DCSE
12 1 (0.23%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.02%) SLA
2 5 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.46%) BS15000
5 1 (0.23%) QA
5 1 (0.23%) COBIT
System Software
1 184 (42.01%) Active Directory
2 35 (7.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (5.94%) VMware ESX
4 25 (5.71%) Hyper-V
5 9 (2.05%) vSphere
6 8 (1.83%) Terminal Services
7 7 (1.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 5 (1.14%) NFS
9 4 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.68%) XenApp
11 2 (0.46%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 2 (0.46%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (0.46%) KVM
11 2 (0.46%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.46%) Samba
11 2 (0.46%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.23%) XenServer
12 1 (0.23%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.23%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 30 (6.85%) SCCM
2 11 (2.51%) WSUS
3 9 (2.05%) Control-M
4 8 (1.83%) SCOM
5 7 (1.60%) Backup Exec
6 6 (1.37%) OVSD
7 4 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.68%) HP Data Protector
8 3 (0.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.46%) OpenView
9 2 (0.46%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.46%) WMI
10 1 (0.23%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.23%) CA Endevor
10 1 (0.23%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.23%) DameWare
10 1 (0.23%) MOM
10 1 (0.23%) Tivoli NetView
10 1 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.23%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 160 (36.53%) Microsoft
2 88 (20.09%) VMware
3 42 (9.59%) HP
4 41 (9.36%) Cisco
5 37 (8.45%) Citrix
6 35 (7.99%) Oracle
7 24 (5.48%) NetApp
8 22 (5.02%) Red Hat
8 22 (5.02%) Remedy
9 15 (3.42%) Lotus
10 9 (2.05%) Google
11 8 (1.83%) LANDesk
11 8 (1.83%) SAP
12 7 (1.60%) Altiris
12 7 (1.60%) BMC
12 7 (1.60%) Dell
12 7 (1.60%) IBM
12 7 (1.60%) Sun
12 7 (1.60%) F5
13 6 (1.37%) Veeam
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