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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 191 255 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 11.61% 17.07% 15.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.32% 70.44% 74.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 96 117
Average daily rate
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£300 £318 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.51% +27.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £150 £70
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £450 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.73% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 57 43
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.32 £9.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.05 £24.00 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.12
% change year-on-year
+5.73% -0.76%
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
288 362 327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 17.51% 24.23% 20.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 154 158
Average daily rate £313 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £158 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 57 46
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.94 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.08 £24.00 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 31 August 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
Leicestershire -4 46 £250 +11.11% 13
Northamptonshire -4 46 £300 -6.97% 19
Derbyshire -1 38 £350 +7.69% 17
Nottinghamshire -15 36 £313 -1.57% 28
Lincolnshire -4 6 £175 +16.66% 5
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 153 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 144 (35.29%) Microsoft
3 106 (25.98%) MS Office
4 95 (23.28%) Windows XP
5 87 (21.32%) MS Excel
6 85 (20.83%) Windows 7
7 75 (18.38%) SQL Server
8 73 (17.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 72 (17.65%) VMware
10 66 (16.18%) Windows Server 2003
11 62 (15.20%) Security Cleared
12 60 (14.71%) UNIX
13 58 (14.22%) Windows Server 2012
14 57 (13.97%) SQL
15 55 (13.48%) ITIL
16 45 (11.03%) HP
16 45 (11.03%) Migration
17 44 (10.78%) Linux
17 44 (10.78%) SC Cleared
18 43 (10.54%) Citrix
19 42 (10.29%) Firewall
20 41 (10.05%) Cisco
21 39 (9.56%) MS Exchange
22 35 (8.58%) .NET
22 35 (8.58%) Finance
22 35 (8.58%) VMware Infrastructure
23 32 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
23 32 (7.84%) Oracle
24 29 (7.11%) Windows 8
25 28 (6.86%) DNS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 39 (9.56%) MS Exchange
2 22 (5.39%) IIS
2 22 (5.39%) SharePoint
3 17 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (3.43%) IBM Notes
4 14 (3.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 9 (2.21%) Lync
6 8 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.23%) Node.js
8 5 (1.23%) WebSphere
8 5 (1.23%) JBoss
8 5 (1.23%) Apache
9 4 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.74%) Oracle Application Server
10 3 (0.74%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.49%) Commerce Server
11 2 (0.49%) iPlanet
Applications
1 106 (25.98%) MS Office
2 87 (21.32%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.47%) Doxygen
5 5 (1.23%) MS Project
6 2 (0.49%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.25%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.25%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (1.72%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.74%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.49%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.25%) Retail-J
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.25%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.43%) Office 365
2 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.74%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.25%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 42 (10.29%) Firewall
2 28 (6.86%) DNS
3 25 (6.13%) SAN
4 23 (5.64%) WAN
5 20 (4.90%) LAN
6 17 (4.17%) TCP/IP
7 16 (3.92%) DHCP
8 15 (3.68%) Wireless
9 11 (2.70%) PBX
9 11 (2.70%) Network Security
10 10 (2.45%) ZigBee
10 10 (2.45%) VoIP
10 10 (2.45%) Bluetooth
11 9 (2.21%) iSCSI
12 8 (1.96%) Intrusion Detection
12 8 (1.96%) VLAN
12 8 (1.96%) Internet
13 7 (1.72%) VPN
14 6 (1.47%) CTI
14 6 (1.47%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (18.38%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.43%) Relational Database
3 12 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
5 10 (2.45%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (1.47%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.47%) SQL Server 2000
7 5 (1.23%) SQLite
8 4 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (0.98%) CouchDB
8 4 (0.98%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.98%) DB2
8 4 (0.98%) MySQL
8 4 (0.98%) RDBMS
8 4 (0.98%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (0.74%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.49%) DTS
Development Applications
1 7 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (1.23%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.98%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (0.98%) TeamCity
3 4 (0.98%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.49%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.49%) GitLab
4 2 (0.49%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.49%) Subversion
5 1 (0.25%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.25%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.25%) ProC
5 1 (0.25%) InterDev
5 1 (0.25%) Mercurial
General
1 35 (8.58%) Finance
2 28 (6.86%) Manufacturing
3 25 (6.13%) Banking
4 15 (3.68%) Telecoms
5 14 (3.43%) Financial Institution
6 7 (1.72%) Retail
7 1 (0.25%) Marketing
7 1 (0.25%) Electronics
7 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.25%) Military
7 1 (0.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 112 (27.45%) Analyst
2 45 (11.03%) Developer
3 44 (10.78%) Service Analyst
3 44 (10.78%) Service Desk Analyst
4 29 (7.11%) Support Analyst
5 28 (6.86%) 2nd Line Support
6 26 (6.37%) Architect
7 24 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
7 24 (5.88%) Support Engineer
8 15 (3.68%) Technical Analyst
9 14 (3.43%) Systems Engineer
10 12 (2.94%) 3rd Line Support
10 12 (2.94%) IT Support
11 11 (2.70%) Administrator
11 11 (2.70%) Consultant
11 11 (2.70%) Solutions Architect
11 11 (2.70%) Server Engineer
12 10 (2.45%) Security Engineer
12 10 (2.45%) Desktop Support
12 10 (2.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (8.58%) .NET
2 19 (4.66%) HTML
3 16 (3.92%) ASP.NET
4 15 (3.68%) RESTful
5 11 (2.70%) Web Services
6 10 (2.45%) CSS
6 10 (2.45%) HTML5
6 10 (2.45%) Qt
7 7 (1.72%) QML
8 6 (1.47%) Akka
8 6 (1.47%) Play Framework
8 6 (1.47%) jQuery
9 5 (1.23%) XML
9 5 (1.23%) Middleware
9 5 (1.23%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (1.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (0.98%) AngularJS
10 4 (0.98%) J2EE
10 4 (0.98%) SAML
10 4 (0.98%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (6.13%) Blackberry
3 17 (4.17%) Clustering
4 16 (3.92%) Data Centre
5 12 (2.94%) Management Information System
6 10 (2.45%) Hedge funds
7 9 (2.21%) Mainframe
8 8 (1.96%) CESG
9 7 (1.72%) HP Storage
10 6 (1.47%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.47%) Smart Meter
10 6 (1.47%) Computer Science
11 5 (1.23%) Fat Client
11 5 (1.23%) iSeries
11 5 (1.23%) Mobile App
11 5 (1.23%) Thin Client
12 4 (0.98%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.98%) HP StoreVirtual
13 3 (0.74%) Mathematics
13 3 (0.74%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 95 (23.28%) Windows XP
2 85 (20.83%) Windows 7
3 73 (17.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 66 (16.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 60 (14.71%) UNIX
6 58 (14.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 44 (10.78%) Linux
8 29 (7.11%) Windows 8
9 11 (2.70%) Apple iOS
10 10 (2.45%) Solaris
11 9 (2.21%) Windows Vista
12 8 (1.96%) Ubuntu
12 8 (1.96%) AIX
13 7 (1.72%) Windows 2000
13 7 (1.72%) Android
13 7 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (1.72%) Windows Phone
14 6 (1.47%) Windows 2000 Server
14 6 (1.47%) CentOS
15 5 (1.23%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (13.48%) ITIL
2 45 (11.03%) Migration
3 25 (6.13%) Disaster Recovery
4 22 (5.39%) Incident Management
5 21 (5.15%) Configuration Management
5 21 (5.15%) Project Management
6 18 (4.41%) SDLC
7 16 (3.92%) SIEM
7 16 (3.92%) Change Management
8 15 (3.68%) Service Management
8 15 (3.68%) Requirements Analysis
8 15 (3.68%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (3.68%) Coaching
9 14 (3.43%) Root Cause Analysis
9 14 (3.43%) ITSM
10 12 (2.94%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (2.45%) Change Control
11 10 (2.45%) Service Delivery
12 9 (2.21%) Problem Management
12 9 (2.21%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 57 (13.97%) SQL
2 22 (5.39%) C#
3 17 (4.17%) C++
3 17 (4.17%) PowerShell
4 14 (3.43%) JavaScript
5 9 (2.21%) VB
6 8 (1.96%) PL/SQL
7 7 (1.72%) Shell Script
7 7 (1.72%) Scala
8 6 (1.47%) VBScript
8 6 (1.47%) Java
9 5 (1.23%) VBA
10 4 (0.98%) VB.NET
10 4 (0.98%) VB6
10 4 (0.98%) Korn
10 4 (0.98%) Perl
10 4 (0.98%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.74%) C-shell
11 3 (0.74%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.49%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 62 (15.20%) Security Cleared
2 44 (10.78%) SC Cleared
3 14 (3.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (2.21%) MCP
5 8 (1.96%) MCITP
5 8 (1.96%) DV Cleared
6 7 (1.72%) Degree
6 7 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (1.72%) MCSA
7 5 (1.23%) MCSE
7 5 (1.23%) CCNA
7 5 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (1.23%) MCDST
7 5 (1.23%) MCTS
8 4 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.98%) CCNP
9 2 (0.49%) CCDA
9 2 (0.49%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.25%) IBM Certification
10 1 (0.25%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.88%) SLA
2 2 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.49%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.25%) COBIT
3 1 (0.25%) QA
System Software
1 153 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 35 (8.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (6.62%) Hyper-V
4 19 (4.66%) VMware ESX
5 9 (2.21%) NFS
6 8 (1.96%) vSphere
7 7 (1.72%) XenApp
8 4 (0.98%) Terminal Services
8 4 (0.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.74%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.74%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (0.49%) Samba
10 2 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.49%) KVM
11 1 (0.25%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.25%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.25%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.25%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 24 (5.88%) SCCM
2 9 (2.21%) Control-M
3 8 (1.96%) Nessus
3 8 (1.96%) Nmap
4 7 (1.72%) OVSD
5 4 (0.98%) WSUS
5 4 (0.98%) SCOM
6 3 (0.74%) Ansible
6 3 (0.74%) MAINVIEW
6 3 (0.74%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (0.74%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.49%) OpenView
7 2 (0.49%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.49%) ARCserve
8 1 (0.25%) MAILsweeper
8 1 (0.25%) DameWare
8 1 (0.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.25%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 144 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 72 (17.65%) VMware
3 45 (11.03%) HP
4 43 (10.54%) Citrix
5 41 (10.05%) Cisco
6 32 (7.84%) Oracle
7 22 (5.39%) Red Hat
8 21 (5.15%) NetApp
9 18 (4.41%) Remedy
10 14 (3.43%) Lotus
11 13 (3.19%) SAP
12 10 (2.45%) Blue Coat
13 9 (2.21%) F5
13 9 (2.21%) IBM
14 8 (1.96%) BMC
14 8 (1.96%) Dell
14 8 (1.96%) Altiris
14 8 (1.96%) IronPort
14 8 (1.96%) Sourcefire
14 8 (1.96%) ArcSight
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