The first table below looks at the demand for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 18 April 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 of England 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 461 378 563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.62% 16.79% 18.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.71% 67.86% 72.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 152 230
Average daily rate £291 £315 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.53% +1.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £116 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 101 122
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -18.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.90 £32.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
691 557 773
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 21.92% 24.73% 24.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 226 336
Average daily rate £325 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £115 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 115 139
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.81
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -11.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows
England

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the East of England region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the East of England region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the East of England region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the East of England region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Windows
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Essex -1 123 £400 +55.33% 22
Hertfordshire -2 105 £250 -28.57% 43
Cambridgeshire -7 99 £250 -18.69% 66
Norfolk +2 57 £250 +11.11% 11
Suffolk 0 44 £235 -30.37% 10
Bedfordshire -10 40 £375 +15.38% 30
East Anglia -4 2 - -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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.

1 316 (33.72%) Windows 7
2 314 (33.51%) Microsoft
3 292 (31.16%) Active Directory
4 218 (23.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 180 (19.21%) VMware
6 172 (18.36%) MS Office
7 165 (17.61%) Windows XP
8 164 (17.50%) SQL Server
8 164 (17.50%) SQL
8 164 (17.50%) Citrix
9 159 (16.97%) MS Excel
10 155 (16.54%) Windows Server 2003
11 136 (14.51%) Linux
12 132 (14.09%) ITIL
13 130 (13.87%) MS Exchange
14 111 (11.85%) Finance
15 105 (11.21%) Cisco
16 103 (10.99%) HP
17 96 (10.25%) C#
18 94 (10.03%) Migration
19 93 (9.93%) .NET
19 93 (9.93%) Security Cleared
20 86 (9.18%) Firewall
21 82 (8.75%) SCCM
22 76 (8.11%) HTML
22 76 (8.11%) Oracle
22 76 (8.11%) DNS
23 74 (7.90%) SAN
24 73 (7.79%) XML
25 72 (7.68%) Exchange Server 2010

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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
1 130 (13.87%) MS Exchange
2 72 (7.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 47 (5.02%) IIS
4 44 (4.70%) Exchange Server 2003
5 37 (3.95%) SharePoint
6 23 (2.45%) Apache
7 21 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2007
8 20 (2.13%) IBM Notes
8 20 (2.13%) Tomcat
9 12 (1.28%) Node.js
10 11 (1.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 11 (1.17%) Lotus Domino
10 11 (1.17%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (0.85%) WebSphere
11 8 (0.85%) MQSeries
12 7 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
12 7 (0.75%) WebLogic
12 7 (0.75%) GlassFish
13 6 (0.64%) IBM HTTP Server
13 6 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 172 (18.36%) MS Office
2 159 (16.97%) MS Excel
3 11 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (0.53%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.43%) Mingle
5 4 (0.43%) MS Project
6 3 (0.32%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.21%) PrintSoft PReS
7 2 (0.21%) DOC1
7 2 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.21%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.53%) Magento
3 3 (0.32%) Oracle CRM
4 2 (0.21%) SiteCatalyst
4 2 (0.21%) assyst
4 2 (0.21%) Tridion
4 2 (0.21%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.11%) Minerva
5 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.11%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.49%) Office 365
2 10 (1.07%) SaaS
3 6 (0.64%) IBM SmartCloud
3 6 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.21%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.11%) PaaS
7 1 (0.11%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 86 (9.18%) Firewall
2 76 (8.11%) DNS
3 74 (7.90%) SAN
4 51 (5.44%) DHCP
5 46 (4.91%) LAN
6 41 (4.38%) TCP/IP
7 38 (4.06%) VPN
7 38 (4.06%) WAN
8 29 (3.09%) Wireless
9 26 (2.77%) VoIP
10 25 (2.67%) Cisco ASA
11 17 (1.81%) Internet
12 16 (1.71%) FTP
13 15 (1.60%) HTTP
13 15 (1.60%) IP Telephony
13 15 (1.60%) NetScaler
14 11 (1.17%) NAS
14 11 (1.17%) Network Security
15 10 (1.07%) Wi-Fi
15 10 (1.07%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (17.50%) SQL Server
2 60 (6.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (2.88%) SQL Server 2005
4 19 (2.03%) Relational Database
5 15 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
6 14 (1.49%) MySQL
7 13 (1.39%) Ingres
8 11 (1.17%) RavenDB
8 11 (1.17%) Oracle Database
8 11 (1.17%) Neo4j
9 10 (1.07%) DB2
9 10 (1.07%) Crystal Reports
10 9 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
10 9 (0.96%) MS Access
11 8 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (0.85%) JasperReports
12 7 (0.75%) RDBMS
12 7 (0.75%) SSDT
13 6 (0.64%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 38 (4.06%) Visual Studio
2 26 (2.77%) Git (software)
3 24 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 20 (2.13%) TeamCity
5 16 (1.71%) MSI
6 13 (1.39%) Maven
7 12 (1.28%) NUnit
8 11 (1.17%) QuickTest Pro
9 8 (0.85%) Artifactory
10 7 (0.75%) Subversion
10 7 (0.75%) MSBuild
10 7 (0.75%) NuGet
10 7 (0.75%) Gradle
11 6 (0.64%) MSTest
11 6 (0.64%) Eclipse
11 6 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 4 (0.43%) Apache Continuum
12 4 (0.43%) Selenium
12 4 (0.43%) JIRA
12 4 (0.43%) Ant
General
1 111 (11.85%) Finance
2 33 (3.52%) Telecoms
3 24 (2.56%) Marketing
4 19 (2.03%) Legal
5 16 (1.71%) Retail
6 13 (1.39%) Banking
6 13 (1.39%) Law
6 13 (1.39%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
8 9 (0.96%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.64%) Electronics
10 5 (0.53%) Publishing
10 5 (0.53%) Multimedia
10 5 (0.53%) French Language
11 3 (0.32%) Back Office
12 2 (0.21%) Local Government
12 2 (0.21%) Billing
12 2 (0.21%) Automotive
12 2 (0.21%) Military
13 1 (0.11%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 184 (19.64%) Analyst
2 131 (13.98%) Developer
3 96 (10.25%) Support Engineer
4 71 (7.58%) Support Analyst
5 69 (7.36%) Service Analyst
6 66 (7.04%) Service Desk Analyst
7 51 (5.44%) Desktop Support
8 47 (5.02%) Consultant
8 47 (5.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 41 (4.38%) Server Engineer
10 40 (4.27%) IT Support
11 38 (4.06%) 2nd Line Support
12 37 (3.95%) 3rd Line Support
13 35 (3.74%) 1st Line Support
14 34 (3.63%) C# Developer
15 28 (2.99%) Desktop Engineer
15 28 (2.99%) Administrator
15 28 (2.99%) .NET Developer
16 24 (2.56%) Project Manager
17 23 (2.45%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (9.93%) .NET
2 76 (8.11%) HTML
3 73 (7.79%) XML
4 69 (7.36%) Web Services
5 53 (5.66%) CSS
6 44 (4.70%) ASP.NET
7 30 (3.20%) SOAP
8 27 (2.88%) WCF
9 26 (2.77%) HTML5
10 25 (2.67%) .NET Framework
11 24 (2.56%) jQuery
12 19 (2.03%) ASP.NET MVC
13 17 (1.81%) XHTML
13 17 (1.81%) CSS3
13 17 (1.81%) Application Packaging
14 16 (1.71%) XSLT
15 15 (1.60%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 13 (1.39%) WPF
16 13 (1.39%) Ajax
17 12 (1.28%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 54 (5.76%) Blackberry
2 31 (3.31%) Clustering
3 20 (2.13%) iPhone
4 18 (1.92%) NHS
5 13 (1.39%) Thin Client
5 13 (1.39%) Fat Client
6 12 (1.28%) Open Source
6 12 (1.28%) Management Information System
7 11 (1.17%) Mobile App
8 10 (1.07%) AS400
9 7 (0.75%) Informatics
9 7 (0.75%) Embedded Systems
10 6 (0.64%) Computer Science
10 6 (0.64%) PKI
10 6 (0.64%) iSeries
10 6 (0.64%) Replication
10 6 (0.64%) Mainframe
11 5 (0.53%) GIS
11 5 (0.53%) Cryptography
11 5 (0.53%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 316 (33.72%) Windows 7
2 218 (23.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 165 (17.61%) Windows XP
4 155 (16.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 136 (14.51%) Linux
6 65 (6.94%) UNIX
7 58 (6.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 46 (4.91%) Windows 8
9 29 (3.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 23 (2.45%) Solaris
11 16 (1.71%) Android
11 16 (1.71%) AIX
12 12 (1.28%) Mac OS X
13 11 (1.17%) Windows Vista
14 10 (1.07%) Apple iOS
15 9 (0.96%) Windows 2000 Server
15 9 (0.96%) Windows Phone
16 6 (0.64%) CentOS
16 6 (0.64%) SUSE
16 6 (0.64%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (14.09%) ITIL
2 94 (10.03%) Migration
3 35 (3.74%) OO
3 35 (3.74%) MVC
3 35 (3.74%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (3.52%) Project Management
5 32 (3.42%) Incident Management
6 31 (3.31%) CRM
7 29 (3.09%) E-Commerce
7 29 (3.09%) Service Delivery
7 29 (3.09%) TDD
8 27 (2.88%) Software Engineering
9 25 (2.67%) Disaster Recovery
10 24 (2.56%) User Acceptance Testing
11 21 (2.24%) Workflow
11 21 (2.24%) Unit Testing
12 20 (2.13%) Systems Analysis
13 19 (2.03%) PRINCE2
14 17 (1.81%) Document Management
14 17 (1.81%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 164 (17.50%) SQL
2 96 (10.25%) C#
3 59 (6.30%) PowerShell
4 52 (5.55%) JavaScript
5 45 (4.80%) Java
6 43 (4.59%) T-SQL
6 43 (4.59%) VBScript
7 39 (4.16%) VB
8 22 (2.35%) C++
8 22 (2.35%) C
9 14 (1.49%) VB.NET
9 14 (1.49%) PHP
9 14 (1.49%) PL/SQL
9 14 (1.49%) Shell Script
10 13 (1.39%) VB6
11 12 (1.28%) XAML
12 11 (1.17%) VBA
13 8 (0.85%) Python
13 8 (0.85%) Perl
14 7 (0.75%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 93 (9.93%) Security Cleared
2 67 (7.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 63 (6.72%) SC Cleared
4 53 (5.66%) MCSE
5 35 (3.74%) Degree
6 20 (2.13%) MCP
7 19 (2.03%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (1.92%) CCNA
9 16 (1.71%) MCITP
10 9 (0.96%) ISEB
11 8 (0.85%) DV Cleared
12 6 (0.64%) A+ Certification
13 5 (0.53%) Citrix Certification
13 5 (0.53%) MCSA
14 4 (0.43%) MCDST
14 4 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 4 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (0.43%) ISEB Practitioner
14 4 (0.43%) PMI Certification
14 4 (0.43%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (4.80%) SLA
2 6 (0.64%) QA
3 4 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.21%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.21%) HL7
4 2 (0.21%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 292 (31.16%) Active Directory
2 70 (7.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (6.30%) Hyper-V
4 41 (4.38%) XenApp
5 40 (4.27%) vSphere
6 29 (3.09%) VMware ESX
7 20 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
8 18 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
9 14 (1.49%) XenServer
10 12 (1.28%) XenDesktop
11 9 (0.96%) Terminal Services
12 6 (0.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 5 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (0.43%) ISA Server
15 3 (0.32%) NFS
15 3 (0.32%) Samba
15 3 (0.32%) KVM
16 2 (0.21%) VMware Server
17 1 (0.11%) MetaFrame
17 1 (0.11%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 82 (8.75%) SCCM
2 19 (2.03%) Backup Exec
3 17 (1.81%) SCOM
4 15 (1.60%) WSUS
5 13 (1.39%) Puppet
6 12 (1.28%) NetBackup
6 12 (1.28%) Tivoli
7 11 (1.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 11 (1.17%) HP Quality Center
7 11 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
9 6 (0.64%) OpenView
9 6 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
10 5 (0.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 5 (0.53%) Foglight
10 5 (0.53%) OVSD
10 5 (0.53%) EMC NetWorker
11 4 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 4 (0.43%) ARCserve
12 3 (0.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 314 (33.51%) Microsoft
2 180 (19.21%) VMware
3 164 (17.50%) Citrix
4 105 (11.21%) Cisco
5 103 (10.99%) HP
6 76 (8.11%) Oracle
7 45 (4.80%) IBM
8 40 (4.27%) NetApp
9 38 (4.06%) Dell
10 30 (3.20%) McAfee
11 29 (3.09%) Red Hat
12 26 (2.77%) Symantec
13 21 (2.24%) Lotus
14 16 (1.71%) EMC
15 14 (1.49%) JBoss
16 12 (1.28%) Altiris
17 11 (1.17%) CheckPoint
17 11 (1.17%) Sun
18 10 (1.07%) Red Gate
18 10 (1.07%) Adobe
Essex
Nakama
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable.
Posted: Yesterday
Letchworth Garden City
Bluefire Consulting
Rate: £200 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridgeshire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Unspecified market rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £12.50 - 14.50 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £10 - £11 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Experis IT
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £80 - 90 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Peterborough
Quantica Technology - London
Posted: 4 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Information Technology Services
Rate: £15 - 18 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £20 - £23 per hour
Posted: 8 days ago
Bedford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Norwich
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Norwich
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Ipswich
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Hertfordshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £160 - £180 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Bedford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Essex
Computer Futures
Posted: 16 days ago
Essex
Annapurna
Rate: £27000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago