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 31 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
31 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 250 226 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 17.29% 15.59% 13.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 73.96% 73.62% 70.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 107 62
Average daily rate
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£318 £250 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £92 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £397 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 42 66
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.94 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £53.00 £65.00
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
338 307 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 23.37% 21.17% 19.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 149 91
Average daily rate £325 £283 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.04% +2.72%
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 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 46 71
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.14 £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 31 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 31 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 31 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 +11 72 £275 +7.84% 14
Nottinghamshire +1 63 £318 +5.83% 18
Derbyshire 0 50 £325 +170.83% 21
Northamptonshire +7 38 £338 +52.54% 33
Lincolnshire -1 13 £150 -28.99% 7
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 224 (44.62%) Active Directory
2 205 (40.84%) Windows 7
3 184 (36.65%) Microsoft
4 181 (36.06%) Windows XP
5 143 (28.49%) MS Office
6 99 (19.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 93 (18.53%) MS Excel
8 71 (14.14%) Citrix
8 71 (14.14%) Windows Server 2003
9 69 (13.75%) VMware
10 67 (13.35%) Migration
11 60 (11.95%) SQL
12 53 (10.56%) MS Exchange
13 51 (10.16%) SQL Server
13 51 (10.16%) ITIL
14 49 (9.76%) Linux
14 49 (9.76%) Cisco
14 49 (9.76%) Remedy
14 49 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
15 48 (9.56%) SCCM
16 43 (8.57%) HP
16 43 (8.57%) UNIX
17 41 (8.17%) .NET
18 40 (7.97%) Microsoft Certification
19 39 (7.77%) Oracle
19 39 (7.77%) Hyper-V
20 38 (7.57%) C#
21 36 (7.17%) Security Cleared
22 35 (6.97%) Blackberry
23 34 (6.77%) LAN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 8 (1.59%) IBM Notes
9 8 (1.59%) Apache
9 8 (1.59%) Tomcat
10 7 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (1.20%) WebSphere
11 6 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (0.60%) NetWeaver
13 2 (0.40%) Quickr
13 2 (0.40%) Lotus Domino
13 2 (0.40%) WebLogic
14 1 (0.20%) SAS
14 1 (0.20%) CICS
Applications
1 143 (28.49%) MS Office
2 93 (18.53%) MS Excel
3 31 (6.18%) 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 28 (5.58%) Firewall
3 24 (4.78%) TCP/IP
4 21 (4.18%) SAN
5 16 (3.19%) VLAN
5 16 (3.19%) Wireless
6 15 (2.99%) DNS
7 13 (2.59%) VPN
8 12 (2.39%) Internet
8 12 (2.39%) DHCP
9 11 (2.19%) VoIP
10 6 (1.20%) LDAP
11 5 (1.00%) 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 51 (10.16%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (1.79%) Relational Database
3 9 (1.79%) MySQL
4 8 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.00%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.80%) EDRMS
7 4 (0.80%) DB2
8 3 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.40%) DTS
9 2 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.40%) SAP BW
9 2 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.20%) MaxDB
10 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (2.79%) MSI
2 10 (1.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 10 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (1.99%) Wise Package Studio
3 7 (1.39%) Moq
4 6 (1.20%) NUnit
5 4 (0.80%) 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%) SoapUI
General
1 33 (6.57%) Finance
2 23 (4.58%) Banking
3 22 (4.38%) Retail
4 14 (2.79%) International Banking
4 14 (2.79%) Back Office
5 4 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (0.80%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.60%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.60%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.60%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.40%) Local Government
7 2 (0.40%) Publishing
7 2 (0.40%) Legal
8 1 (0.20%) Advertising
8 1 (0.20%) Games
Job Titles
1 144 (28.69%) Analyst
2 60 (11.95%) Support Engineer
2 60 (11.95%) Service Analyst
3 55 (10.96%) Service Desk Analyst
4 46 (9.16%) 2nd Line Support
5 39 (7.77%) Developer
6 32 (6.37%) Support Analyst
7 30 (5.98%) IT Support
8 28 (5.58%) 1st Line Support
9 27 (5.38%) Deployment Engineer
10 26 (5.18%) Desktop Support
11 21 (4.18%) 3rd Line Support
12 20 (3.98%) Help Desk Analyst
13 17 (3.39%) Architect
13 17 (3.39%) Desktop Engineer
13 17 (3.39%) IT Support Engineer
14 16 (3.19%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 15 (2.99%) Rollout Engineer
16 14 (2.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 13 (2.59%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (8.17%) .NET
2 20 (3.98%) ASP.NET
3 18 (3.59%) Application Packaging
4 15 (2.99%) WCF
4 15 (2.99%) XML
5 11 (2.19%) HTML
6 9 (1.79%) WSH
7 8 (1.59%) NHibernate
7 8 (1.59%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (1.39%) .NET Framework
8 7 (1.39%) Web Services
9 6 (1.20%) WinForms
9 6 (1.20%) WPF
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%) XSLT
11 4 (0.80%) ADSI
Miscellaneous
1 35 (6.97%) Blackberry
2 14 (2.79%) Mainframe
3 13 (2.59%) Management Information System
3 13 (2.59%) NHS
3 13 (2.59%) Thin Client
3 13 (2.59%) Fat Client
4 9 (1.79%) Open Source
5 7 (1.39%) Inversion of Control
6 6 (1.20%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.20%) Clustering
7 5 (1.00%) PKI
7 5 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (0.80%) Smartphone
8 4 (0.80%) Chip and PIN
9 3 (0.60%) Smartcard
9 3 (0.60%) FMCG
9 3 (0.60%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.40%) iPad
10 2 (0.40%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 205 (40.84%) Windows 7
2 181 (36.06%) Windows XP
3 99 (19.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 71 (14.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 49 (9.76%) Linux
5 49 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 43 (8.57%) UNIX
7 19 (3.78%) Windows 8
8 16 (3.19%) Windows Vista
9 14 (2.79%) Windows 2000
10 10 (1.99%) Apple iOS
11 9 (1.79%) Windows 2000 Server
12 7 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (1.20%) CentOS
13 6 (1.20%) Android
14 5 (1.00%) AIX
14 5 (1.00%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.60%) NetWare
16 1 (0.20%) zOS
16 1 (0.20%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (13.35%) Migration
2 51 (10.16%) ITIL
3 22 (4.38%) Incident Management
4 15 (2.99%) Scrum
5 14 (2.79%) Project Management
6 13 (2.59%) Configuration Management
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%) MVC
8 11 (2.19%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (1.79%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (1.79%) Software Testing
9 9 (1.79%) Software Engineering
10 8 (1.59%) Risk Management
11 7 (1.39%) Identity Management
12 6 (1.20%) Workflow
12 6 (1.20%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 60 (11.95%) SQL
2 38 (7.57%) C#
3 16 (3.19%) VB
4 11 (2.19%) PowerShell
5 8 (1.59%) JavaScript
6 7 (1.39%) VBScript
7 6 (1.20%) C++
7 6 (1.20%) Java
8 4 (0.80%) T-SQL
8 4 (0.80%) C
8 4 (0.80%) VB.NET
9 3 (0.60%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.60%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.20%) PHP
10 1 (0.20%) XAML
10 1 (0.20%) VB6
10 1 (0.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 40 (7.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (7.17%) Security Cleared
3 30 (5.98%) SC Cleared
4 14 (2.79%) Degree
4 14 (2.79%) MCSE
5 9 (1.79%) ISEB
5 9 (1.79%) MCP
5 9 (1.79%) MCITP
6 7 (1.39%) MCDST
6 7 (1.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (1.00%) MCTS
7 5 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (1.00%) MCSA
8 3 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.40%) CCNP
9 2 (0.40%) CCNA
9 2 (0.40%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.40%) A+ Certification
10 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 4 (0.80%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.20%) COBIT
System Software
1 224 (44.62%) Active Directory
2 39 (7.77%) Hyper-V
3 31 (6.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (4.18%) XenApp
5 17 (3.39%) XenDesktop
6 12 (2.39%) Microsoft App-V
7 11 (2.19%) XenServer
8 10 (1.99%) vSphere
9 7 (1.39%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.60%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.20%) BlackBerry Internet Service
12 1 (0.20%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.20%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 48 (9.56%) SCCM
2 10 (1.99%) SCOM
3 9 (1.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 8 (1.59%) Backup Exec
5 6 (1.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 5 (1.00%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 3 (0.60%) ServiceCenter
7 3 (0.60%) Control-M
8 2 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.40%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.40%) WSUS
8 2 (0.40%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.20%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Intune
9 1 (0.20%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 1 (0.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.20%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 184 (36.65%) Microsoft
2 71 (14.14%) Citrix
3 69 (13.75%) VMware
4 49 (9.76%) Remedy
4 49 (9.76%) Cisco
5 43 (8.57%) HP
6 39 (7.77%) Oracle
7 17 (3.39%) Novell
8 12 (2.39%) IBM
8 12 (2.39%) SAP
8 12 (2.39%) Red Hat
9 11 (2.19%) Dell
10 9 (1.79%) Lotus
11 6 (1.20%) NetApp
11 6 (1.20%) Google
11 6 (1.20%) ServiceNow
12 5 (1.00%) LANDesk
12 5 (1.00%) Symantec
13 3 (0.60%) Sophos
13 3 (0.60%) Software AG
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