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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 252 239 216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 16.76% 14.84% 14.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 71.59% 73.77% 66.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 115 76
Average daily rate
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£323 £250 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £70 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £373 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £318 £315
% change year-on-year
-5.25% +0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 42 63
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.05 £15.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.62% -5.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £53.00 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
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
352 324 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 23.40% 20.11% 21.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 160 119
Average daily rate £325 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £110 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £424 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 45 67
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.94 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £53.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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
Nottinghamshire +2 70 £320 +6.66% 22
Leicestershire +13 57 £275 +7.84% 14
Derbyshire -1 51 £325 +271.42% 19
Northamptonshire +17 47 £336 +96.35% 10
Lincolnshire 0 13 £150 -28.99% 11
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 209 (42.39%) Active Directory
2 200 (40.57%) Windows 7
3 167 (33.87%) Microsoft
4 160 (32.45%) Windows XP
5 126 (25.56%) MS Office
6 90 (18.26%) MS Excel
6 90 (18.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 67 (13.59%) VMware
8 66 (13.39%) Windows Server 2003
9 62 (12.58%) Migration
10 61 (12.37%) Citrix
11 56 (11.36%) SQL
12 55 (11.16%) MS Exchange
12 55 (11.16%) Windows Server 2012
13 51 (10.34%) Cisco
14 50 (10.14%) SQL Server
15 49 (9.94%) Linux
16 48 (9.74%) ITIL
17 46 (9.33%) SCCM
18 44 (8.92%) UNIX
19 43 (8.72%) Oracle
20 41 (8.32%) HP
21 40 (8.11%) Security Cleared
22 39 (7.91%) LAN
22 39 (7.91%) WAN
23 38 (7.71%) Hyper-V
24 37 (7.51%) Remedy
25 34 (6.90%) C#
25 34 (6.90%) SC Cleared
26 33 (6.69%) VMware Infrastructure

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 55 (11.16%) MS Exchange
2 29 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (5.07%) SharePoint
4 23 (4.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 23 (4.67%) Lync
5 14 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2007
6 12 (2.43%) IIS
6 12 (2.43%) Tomcat
7 11 (2.23%) Apache
7 11 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (1.42%) IBM Notes
9 6 (1.22%) WebSphere
9 6 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.81%) Quickr
11 3 (0.61%) NetWeaver
11 3 (0.61%) Lotus Domino
11 3 (0.61%) SAS
12 2 (0.41%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.41%) OpenStack
Applications
1 126 (25.56%) MS Office
2 90 (18.26%) MS Excel
3 25 (5.07%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.61%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 2 (0.41%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.20%) MS Project
6 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.20%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.20%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 5 (1.01%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.41%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (0.41%) SAP CO
2 2 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.41%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 2 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.41%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.41%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.20%) Magento
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.20%) Line 500
3 1 (0.20%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.20%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 23 (4.67%) Office 365
2 9 (1.83%) Google Apps
3 8 (1.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.81%) SaaS
4 4 (0.81%) IaaS
5 3 (0.61%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (7.91%) LAN
1 39 (7.91%) WAN
2 30 (6.09%) Firewall
3 26 (5.27%) TCP/IP
4 23 (4.67%) SAN
5 16 (3.25%) DNS
6 13 (2.64%) Wireless
7 11 (2.23%) VPN
7 11 (2.23%) VoIP
7 11 (2.23%) VLAN
8 10 (2.03%) Internet
9 9 (1.83%) DHCP
10 8 (1.62%) LDAP
11 7 (1.42%) Kerberos
12 4 (0.81%) IPsec
13 3 (0.61%) NAS
13 3 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (0.61%) HTTP
13 3 (0.61%) HTTPS
13 3 (0.61%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (10.14%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.43%) SQL Server 2008
2 12 (2.43%) MySQL
3 9 (1.83%) Relational Database
3 9 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (1.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (1.22%) DB2
7 5 (1.01%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (0.81%) EDRMS
9 3 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.41%) DTS
10 2 (0.41%) SAP BW
11 1 (0.20%) MaxDB
11 1 (0.20%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 14 (2.84%) MSI
2 11 (2.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (2.03%) Wise Package Studio
4 5 (1.01%) Moq
4 5 (1.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 4 (0.81%) NUnit
5 4 (0.81%) LoadRunner
5 4 (0.81%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.41%) Toad
6 2 (0.41%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 1 (0.20%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.20%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.20%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.20%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.20%) Selenium
7 1 (0.20%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.20%) TestPartner
7 1 (0.20%) Subversion
General
1 33 (6.69%) Finance
2 24 (4.87%) Retail
3 13 (2.64%) Banking
4 9 (1.83%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.42%) Back Office
5 7 (1.42%) International Banking
6 6 (1.22%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.01%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.81%) Local Government
8 4 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.61%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.41%) Legal
10 2 (0.41%) Publishing
11 1 (0.20%) Games
11 1 (0.20%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 138 (27.99%) Analyst
2 54 (10.95%) Support Engineer
3 48 (9.74%) Service Analyst
4 45 (9.13%) 2nd Line Support
5 43 (8.72%) Service Desk Analyst
6 38 (7.71%) Developer
7 35 (7.10%) Support Analyst
8 28 (5.68%) IT Support
8 28 (5.68%) Desktop Support
9 23 (4.67%) 1st Line Support
10 22 (4.46%) 3rd Line Support
10 22 (4.46%) Deployment Engineer
11 20 (4.06%) Help Desk Analyst
11 20 (4.06%) Architect
12 18 (3.65%) Desktop Engineer
13 14 (2.84%) IT Support Engineer
13 14 (2.84%) Administrator
14 13 (2.64%) Applications Packager
14 13 (2.64%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 13 (2.64%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (6.69%) .NET
2 19 (3.85%) Application Packaging
3 18 (3.65%) ASP.NET
4 14 (2.84%) XML
5 13 (2.64%) WCF
6 12 (2.43%) HTML
7 9 (1.83%) WSH
8 8 (1.62%) Web Services
9 6 (1.22%) WinForms
9 6 (1.22%) NHibernate
9 6 (1.22%) CSS
9 6 (1.22%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (1.22%) HTML5
10 5 (1.01%) AppFabric
10 5 (1.01%) Middleware
10 5 (1.01%) LAMP
11 4 (0.81%) WebSphere Message Broker
11 4 (0.81%) WPF
11 4 (0.81%) .NET Framework
11 4 (0.81%) ADSI
Miscellaneous
1 30 (6.09%) Blackberry
2 14 (2.84%) Mainframe
2 14 (2.84%) NHS
3 13 (2.64%) Management Information System
4 12 (2.43%) Open Source
5 10 (2.03%) FMCG
5 10 (2.03%) Fat Client
5 10 (2.03%) Thin Client
6 7 (1.42%) PKI
7 6 (1.22%) Clustering
8 5 (1.01%) Inversion of Control
9 4 (0.81%) Smartphone
9 4 (0.81%) Chip and PIN
9 4 (0.81%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.81%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.61%) Smartcard
10 3 (0.61%) EPoS
10 3 (0.61%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 200 (40.57%) Windows 7
2 160 (32.45%) Windows XP
3 90 (18.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 66 (13.39%) Windows Server 2003
5 55 (11.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 49 (9.94%) Linux
7 44 (8.92%) UNIX
8 17 (3.45%) Windows 8
9 14 (2.84%) Windows Vista
10 12 (2.43%) Windows 2000 Server
11 9 (1.83%) Windows 2000
12 8 (1.62%) Apple iOS
13 7 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (1.22%) CentOS
14 6 (1.22%) Mac OS X
14 6 (1.22%) AIX
15 5 (1.01%) Android
16 1 (0.20%) MVS
16 1 (0.20%) SUSE
16 1 (0.20%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (12.58%) Migration
2 48 (9.74%) ITIL
3 22 (4.46%) Incident Management
4 17 (3.45%) Project Management
5 15 (3.04%) Scrum
6 13 (2.64%) Service Delivery
7 12 (2.43%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (2.23%) Network Monitoring
9 10 (2.03%) SOA
10 9 (1.83%) Configuration Management
10 9 (1.83%) MVC
11 8 (1.62%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (1.62%) E-Commerce
11 8 (1.62%) Risk Management
12 7 (1.42%) Workflow
12 7 (1.42%) Identity Management
12 7 (1.42%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (1.42%) Software Engineering
13 6 (1.22%) Performance Testing
13 6 (1.22%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 56 (11.36%) SQL
2 34 (6.90%) C#
3 14 (2.84%) VB
4 10 (2.03%) PowerShell
4 10 (2.03%) Java
5 9 (1.83%) JavaScript
6 8 (1.62%) C++
7 5 (1.01%) VB.NET
7 5 (1.01%) T-SQL
7 5 (1.01%) VBScript
7 5 (1.01%) C
7 5 (1.01%) PL/SQL
8 3 (0.61%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.20%) XAML
9 1 (0.20%) PHP
9 1 (0.20%) VBA
9 1 (0.20%) Python
9 1 (0.20%) VB6
Qualifications
1 40 (8.11%) Security Cleared
2 34 (6.90%) SC Cleared
3 32 (6.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (2.43%) MCSE
5 11 (2.23%) Degree
6 9 (1.83%) ISEB
6 9 (1.83%) MCITP
7 8 (1.62%) MCP
8 6 (1.22%) MCDST
9 4 (0.81%) MCTS
9 4 (0.81%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.81%) MCSA
9 4 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.41%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.41%) A+ Certification
11 2 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.20%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.84%) SLA
2 11 (2.23%) QA
3 5 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (1.01%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.81%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.61%) TickIT
6 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.20%) COBIT
System Software
1 209 (42.39%) Active Directory
2 38 (7.71%) Hyper-V
3 33 (6.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (4.06%) XenApp
5 14 (2.84%) XenDesktop
6 12 (2.43%) Microsoft App-V
7 11 (2.23%) XenServer
8 8 (1.62%) VMware ESX
8 8 (1.62%) vSphere
9 4 (0.81%) Terminal Server
10 3 (0.61%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.20%) vCloud
12 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.20%) BlackBerry Internet Service
12 1 (0.20%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 46 (9.33%) SCCM
2 10 (2.03%) SCOM
3 9 (1.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 7 (1.42%) Backup Exec
5 6 (1.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 5 (1.01%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 4 (0.81%) Control-M
8 2 (0.41%) WSUS
8 2 (0.41%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.41%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.20%) Ansible
9 1 (0.20%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.20%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Intune
9 1 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.20%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 167 (33.87%) Microsoft
2 67 (13.59%) VMware
3 61 (12.37%) Citrix
4 51 (10.34%) Cisco
5 43 (8.72%) Oracle
6 41 (8.32%) HP
7 37 (7.51%) Remedy
8 13 (2.64%) IBM
8 13 (2.64%) Novell
9 12 (2.43%) Red Hat
10 11 (2.23%) SAP
10 11 (2.23%) Dell
11 9 (1.83%) Google
12 8 (1.62%) Lotus
13 7 (1.42%) NetApp
14 6 (1.22%) ServiceNow
15 5 (1.01%) Symantec
15 5 (1.01%) LANDesk
16 4 (0.81%) hybris
17 3 (0.61%) Veeam
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