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 11 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
11 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 242 239 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 17.29% 16.85% 11.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 78.57% 73.77% 71.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 96 62
Average daily rate
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£300 £253 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.81% -0.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £113 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £385 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 51 48
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.50 £13.54
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -7.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.94 £11.00 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £23.75 £45.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -7.29%
Operating Systems Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
308 324 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 22.00% 22.85% 16.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 138 90
Average daily rate £300 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £125 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 57 51
Average hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £13.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -10.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.21 £11.00 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
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 11 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 11 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 11 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
Nottinghamshire 0 72 £294 -0.42% 19
Leicestershire +8 67 £275 +7.84% 14
Derbyshire +1 49 £320 +128.57% 17
Northamptonshire +1 34 £355 +49.47% 19
Lincolnshire -3 10 £150 -35.13% 11
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 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.

1 233 (46.14%) Active Directory
2 199 (39.41%) Windows 7
3 197 (39.01%) Windows XP
4 180 (35.64%) Microsoft
5 153 (30.30%) MS Office
6 93 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 88 (17.43%) MS Excel
8 71 (14.06%) Citrix
9 66 (13.07%) Windows Server 2003
10 65 (12.87%) Migration
11 63 (12.48%) VMware
12 61 (12.08%) Remedy
13 56 (11.09%) MS Exchange
14 53 (10.50%) SQL
15 51 (10.10%) SQL Server
16 49 (9.70%) ITIL
17 46 (9.11%) SCCM
18 45 (8.91%) HP
19 44 (8.71%) Finance
20 39 (7.72%) .NET
21 38 (7.52%) Linux
21 38 (7.52%) UNIX
21 38 (7.52%) Cisco
22 37 (7.33%) Oracle
22 37 (7.33%) MS PowerPoint
22 37 (7.33%) Windows Server 2012
23 36 (7.13%) C#
23 36 (7.13%) Microsoft Certification
23 36 (7.13%) Blackberry
24 33 (6.53%) LAN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 11 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 56 (11.09%) MS Exchange
2 25 (4.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 25 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (4.16%) Lync
4 20 (3.96%) SharePoint
5 18 (3.56%) IIS
6 16 (3.17%) IBM Notes
7 13 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (1.19%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (0.79%) Apache
12 4 (0.79%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.59%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.59%) NetWeaver
14 2 (0.40%) Quickr
14 2 (0.40%) Office Communications Server
14 2 (0.40%) Lotus Domino
15 1 (0.20%) CICS
Applications
1 153 (30.30%) MS Office
2 88 (17.43%) MS Excel
3 37 (7.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.59%) 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 (1.78%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.40%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.40%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.40%) Oracle Receivables
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%) 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%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.20%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.37%) Office 365
2 9 (1.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.59%) IaaS
3 3 (0.59%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.40%) SaaS
4 2 (0.40%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (6.53%) LAN
1 33 (6.53%) WAN
2 24 (4.75%) Firewall
3 21 (4.16%) SAN
3 21 (4.16%) TCP/IP
4 20 (3.96%) VPN
5 17 (3.37%) Wireless
6 15 (2.97%) Internet
6 15 (2.97%) VLAN
7 14 (2.77%) DNS
8 11 (2.18%) VoIP
9 10 (1.98%) DHCP
10 3 (0.59%) HTTP
10 3 (0.59%) MPLS
10 3 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.40%) NAS
11 2 (0.40%) DMZ
11 2 (0.40%) Kerberos
11 2 (0.40%) FTP
11 2 (0.40%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (10.10%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (2.38%) Relational Database
4 8 (1.58%) Oracle Database
5 7 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (0.99%) MySQL
6 5 (0.99%) RDBMS
7 4 (0.79%) EDRMS
8 3 (0.59%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (0.59%) DB2
9 2 (0.40%) MS Access
9 2 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.40%) DTS
9 2 (0.40%) Essbase
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
Development Applications
1 11 (2.18%) MSI
2 9 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (1.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 8 (1.58%) Moq
4 6 (1.19%) Wise Package Studio
4 6 (1.19%) NUnit
5 3 (0.59%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.40%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.40%) Toad
7 1 (0.20%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.20%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.20%) Subversion
7 1 (0.20%) TestPartner
7 1 (0.20%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.20%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.20%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.20%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.20%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 1 (0.20%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 44 (8.71%) Finance
2 32 (6.34%) Banking
3 23 (4.55%) Back Office
4 21 (4.16%) Retail
5 19 (3.76%) International Banking
6 9 (1.78%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.39%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.79%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.59%) Local Government
9 3 (0.59%) Legal
9 3 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.59%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.40%) Publishing
11 1 (0.20%) Games
11 1 (0.20%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 146 (28.91%) Analyst
2 75 (14.85%) Service Analyst
3 67 (13.27%) Service Desk Analyst
4 62 (12.28%) Support Engineer
5 41 (8.12%) 2nd Line Support
6 34 (6.73%) 1st Line Support
7 33 (6.53%) Developer
7 33 (6.53%) IT Support
8 29 (5.74%) Deployment Engineer
9 27 (5.35%) Support Analyst
9 27 (5.35%) Desktop Support
10 20 (3.96%) IT Support Engineer
11 19 (3.76%) Help Desk Analyst
12 18 (3.56%) 3rd Line Support
13 16 (3.17%) Desktop Engineer
13 16 (3.17%) Rollout Engineer
13 16 (3.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 14 (2.77%) Team Leader
15 13 (2.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 13 (2.57%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (7.72%) .NET
2 22 (4.36%) ASP.NET
3 16 (3.17%) Application Packaging
3 16 (3.17%) WCF
4 13 (2.57%) XML
5 10 (1.98%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (1.58%) HTML
6 8 (1.58%) NHibernate
6 8 (1.58%) .NET Framework
7 7 (1.39%) WPF
8 6 (1.19%) StructureMap
8 6 (1.19%) AppFabric
9 5 (0.99%) WSH
9 5 (0.99%) WinForms
9 5 (0.99%) Web Services
10 4 (0.79%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 4 (0.79%) WebSphere MQ
10 4 (0.79%) Middleware
10 4 (0.79%) CSS
11 3 (0.59%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 36 (7.13%) Blackberry
2 19 (3.76%) Mainframe
3 14 (2.77%) Thin Client
3 14 (2.77%) Fat Client
4 12 (2.38%) NHS
5 10 (1.98%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.39%) Inversion of Control
7 6 (1.19%) Open Source
8 5 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (0.99%) Clustering
8 5 (0.99%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.79%) Chip and PIN
9 4 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.59%) FMCG
10 3 (0.59%) N-Tier
10 3 (0.59%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.40%) PKI
11 2 (0.40%) Smartcard
11 2 (0.40%) GIS
11 2 (0.40%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 199 (39.41%) Windows 7
2 197 (39.01%) Windows XP
3 93 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 66 (13.07%) Windows Server 2003
5 38 (7.52%) UNIX
5 38 (7.52%) Linux
6 37 (7.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (4.36%) Windows Vista
8 21 (4.16%) Windows 2000
9 16 (3.17%) Windows 8
10 9 (1.78%) NetWare
10 9 (1.78%) Windows 2000 Server
11 8 (1.58%) Apple iOS
12 6 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.99%) AIX
14 3 (0.59%) CentOS
14 3 (0.59%) Android
15 2 (0.40%) Solaris
15 2 (0.40%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.20%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (12.87%) Migration
2 49 (9.70%) ITIL
3 23 (4.55%) Incident Management
4 17 (3.37%) Configuration Management
4 17 (3.37%) Scrum
5 15 (2.97%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (2.57%) ITSM
6 13 (2.57%) MVC
6 13 (2.57%) Project Management
7 12 (2.38%) Service Delivery
8 11 (2.18%) SOA
8 11 (2.18%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (2.18%) Network Monitoring
9 10 (1.98%) Workflow
9 10 (1.98%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (1.78%) Software Engineering
11 8 (1.58%) Software Testing
11 8 (1.58%) Asset Management
12 7 (1.39%) TDD
12 7 (1.39%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (10.50%) SQL
2 36 (7.13%) C#
3 11 (2.18%) VB
3 11 (2.18%) PowerShell
4 9 (1.78%) VBScript
5 6 (1.19%) C++
5 6 (1.19%) JavaScript
6 5 (0.99%) Java
7 4 (0.79%) T-SQL
7 4 (0.79%) C
8 3 (0.59%) VB.NET
8 3 (0.59%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.40%) VBA
9 2 (0.40%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.20%) PHP
10 1 (0.20%) XAML
10 1 (0.20%) VB6
Qualifications
1 36 (7.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (5.74%) Security Cleared
3 24 (4.75%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.18%) Degree
4 11 (2.18%) MCSE
5 9 (1.78%) MCP
5 9 (1.78%) MCITP
6 8 (1.58%) ISEB
7 6 (1.19%) MCDST
8 5 (0.99%) MCTS
8 5 (0.99%) MCSA
9 4 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.40%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.40%) CCNP
11 2 (0.40%) CCNA
11 2 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.20%) CCA
12 1 (0.20%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.20%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.38%) SLA
2 11 (2.18%) QA
3 6 (1.19%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.99%) TickIT
5 3 (0.59%) COBIT
5 3 (0.59%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 233 (46.14%) Active Directory
2 29 (5.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (5.54%) Hyper-V
4 23 (4.55%) XenApp
5 20 (3.96%) XenDesktop
6 9 (1.78%) vSphere
6 9 (1.78%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (1.58%) VMware ESX
7 8 (1.58%) XenServer
8 3 (0.59%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.20%) BlackBerry Internet Service
10 1 (0.20%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.20%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.20%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.20%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 46 (9.11%) SCCM
2 11 (2.18%) SCOM
3 8 (1.58%) Backup Exec
4 7 (1.39%) ServiceCenter
5 5 (0.99%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 5 (0.99%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (0.59%) Control-M
6 3 (0.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.40%) WSUS
7 2 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (0.40%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.20%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.20%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.20%) Windows Intune
8 1 (0.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.20%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.20%) ARCserve
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 180 (35.64%) Microsoft
2 71 (14.06%) Citrix
3 63 (12.48%) VMware
4 61 (12.08%) Remedy
5 45 (8.91%) HP
6 38 (7.52%) Cisco
7 37 (7.33%) Oracle
8 26 (5.15%) Novell
9 17 (3.37%) Lotus
10 11 (2.18%) IBM
10 11 (2.18%) SAP
10 11 (2.18%) Dell
11 8 (1.58%) Red Hat
12 5 (0.99%) Symantec
12 5 (0.99%) ServiceNow
13 4 (0.79%) Kaspersky
13 4 (0.79%) NetApp
14 3 (0.59%) Sophos
14 3 (0.59%) Siemens
14 3 (0.59%) Google
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