The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 528 500 492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.60% 20.62% 17.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 69.11% 72.57% 73.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 207 188
Average daily rate
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£275 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £134 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 118 109
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £11.40 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.85 £36.20 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.81 £14.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.38% -7.81%
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 of England region.

Operating Systems Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
764 689 669
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 26.91% 28.41% 23.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 314 268
Average daily rate £325 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £140 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 133 130
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £41.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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
Cambridgeshire -2 129 £175 -36.36% 58
Hertfordshire 0 125 £260 -10.34% 48
Essex -4 94 £363 +35.51% 25
Bedfordshire 0 85 £350 +27.27% 12
Suffolk +1 52 £275 -12.69% 10
Norfolk +4 43 £160 -34.69% 4
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 389 (37.40%) Active Directory
2 379 (36.44%) Microsoft
3 276 (26.54%) Windows 7
4 236 (22.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 217 (20.87%) MS Office
6 210 (20.19%) MS Excel
7 184 (17.69%) Citrix
8 183 (17.60%) VMware
9 177 (17.02%) ITIL
10 166 (15.96%) Linux
11 163 (15.67%) SQL
12 144 (13.85%) DNS
13 141 (13.56%) Windows Server 2003
14 136 (13.08%) .NET
15 131 (12.60%) MS Exchange
16 124 (11.92%) Windows XP
17 119 (11.44%) Finance
18 115 (11.06%) Windows Server 2012
19 111 (10.67%) DHCP
20 110 (10.58%) SQL Server
21 108 (10.38%) SCCM
22 107 (10.29%) Firewall
23 103 (9.90%) Web Services
24 102 (9.81%) HP
24 102 (9.81%) Migration
25 101 (9.71%) Cisco
26 98 (9.42%) C#
27 96 (9.23%) VMware Infrastructure
28 93 (8.94%) PowerShell
29 92 (8.85%) IIS

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 131 (12.60%) MS Exchange
2 92 (8.85%) IIS
3 77 (7.40%) Exchange Server 2010
4 62 (5.96%) SharePoint
5 36 (3.46%) IBM Notes
6 32 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2007
7 30 (2.88%) Lync
8 29 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2013
9 28 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2003
10 19 (1.83%) WebSphere
11 16 (1.54%) Confluence
12 15 (1.44%) Apache
13 12 (1.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 10 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
14 10 (0.96%) Lotus Domino
15 9 (0.87%) CMS
15 9 (0.87%) SAS
15 9 (0.87%) WebLogic
16 8 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
17 5 (0.48%) MQSeries
Applications
1 217 (20.87%) MS Office
2 210 (20.19%) MS Excel
3 16 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.58%) MS Project
4 6 (0.58%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.48%) Mingle
6 2 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.096%) Maya
7 1 (0.096%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.096%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.096%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.096%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.19%) assyst
3 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.096%) Summit
4 1 (0.096%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.096%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 59 (5.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 54 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (1.73%) Office 365
4 8 (0.77%) SaaS
5 6 (0.58%) Amazon S3
6 5 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.19%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.096%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.096%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.096%) PaaS
8 1 (0.096%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 144 (13.85%) DNS
2 111 (10.67%) DHCP
3 107 (10.29%) Firewall
4 83 (7.98%) TCP/IP
5 81 (7.79%) VPN
6 79 (7.60%) SAN
7 59 (5.67%) LAN
8 56 (5.38%) WAN
9 47 (4.52%) FTP
10 41 (3.94%) VoIP
11 24 (2.31%) Internet
11 24 (2.31%) VLAN
12 23 (2.21%) Wireless
13 16 (1.54%) MPLS
14 13 (1.25%) Reverse Proxy
15 11 (1.06%) SSL
16 10 (0.96%) NetScaler
16 10 (0.96%) LDAP
17 9 (0.87%) ISDN
18 8 (0.77%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (10.58%) SQL Server
2 34 (3.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 33 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 28 (2.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 19 (1.83%) MySQL
6 17 (1.63%) SQL Server 2000
7 16 (1.54%) Relational Database
8 14 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
8 14 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
9 13 (1.25%) Oracle Database
9 13 (1.25%) NoSQL
10 12 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 9 (0.87%) DB2
12 8 (0.77%) DTS
13 7 (0.67%) MS Access
13 7 (0.67%) SAS Enterprise Guide
14 6 (0.58%) Hadoop
14 6 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
14 6 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
15 5 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 39 (3.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (2.12%) Visual Studio
3 18 (1.73%) JIRA
3 18 (1.73%) Git (software)
4 15 (1.44%) TeamCity
5 14 (1.35%) Eclipse
5 14 (1.35%) Ant
6 10 (0.96%) MSI
7 8 (0.77%) Jenkins
8 7 (0.67%) Subversion
8 7 (0.67%) SoapUI
8 7 (0.67%) FinalBuilder
9 6 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (0.58%) Maven
9 6 (0.58%) Oracle Forms
10 5 (0.48%) NUnit
10 5 (0.48%) Log4Net
10 5 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 5 (0.48%) MSBuild
10 5 (0.48%) Selenium
General
1 119 (11.44%) Finance
2 65 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 29 (2.79%) Law
4 24 (2.31%) Legal
5 18 (1.73%) Manufacturing
6 14 (1.35%) Publishing
7 13 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
8 12 (1.15%) Marketing
9 11 (1.06%) Retail
10 10 (0.96%) Banking
11 5 (0.48%) Games
12 3 (0.29%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.29%) Electronics
12 3 (0.29%) Advertising
12 3 (0.29%) Military
12 3 (0.29%) Local Government
13 2 (0.19%) Automotive
13 2 (0.19%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.19%) Billing
14 1 (0.096%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 233 (22.40%) Analyst
2 117 (11.25%) Developer
3 113 (10.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 100 (9.62%) Support Analyst
5 94 (9.04%) Service Analyst
6 93 (8.94%) Support Engineer
6 93 (8.94%) Service Desk Analyst
7 61 (5.87%) Desktop Support
8 51 (4.90%) IT Support
8 51 (4.90%) 2nd Line Support
9 41 (3.94%) Consultant
10 39 (3.75%) 1st Line Support
11 37 (3.56%) Project Manager
12 36 (3.46%) Help Desk Analyst
13 32 (3.08%) Architect
14 31 (2.98%) Administrator
15 30 (2.88%) .NET Developer
16 29 (2.79%) Desktop Engineer
17 28 (2.69%) C# Developer
17 28 (2.69%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (13.08%) .NET
2 103 (9.90%) Web Services
3 61 (5.87%) XML
4 50 (4.81%) HTML
5 49 (4.71%) ASP.NET
6 36 (3.46%) .NET Framework
7 35 (3.37%) CSS
8 34 (3.27%) WCF
9 27 (2.60%) XHTML
9 27 (2.60%) J2EE
10 26 (2.50%) SOAP
11 20 (1.92%) jQuery
11 20 (1.92%) HTML5
12 18 (1.73%) Ajax
13 15 (1.44%) JSON
14 14 (1.35%) WPF
14 14 (1.35%) ASP.NET MVC
15 13 (1.25%) Reactive Extensions
15 13 (1.25%) Managed Extensibility Framework
16 11 (1.06%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 78 (7.50%) Blackberry
2 34 (3.27%) Clustering
3 26 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (2.40%) Replication
5 23 (2.21%) Video Conferencing
6 20 (1.92%) Client/Server
7 19 (1.83%) NHS
8 15 (1.44%) Kindle
9 13 (1.25%) Management Information System
9 13 (1.25%) PKI
10 12 (1.15%) Mainframe
10 12 (1.15%) AS400
11 11 (1.06%) Data Integration
12 10 (0.96%) PMI
13 9 (0.87%) IBM XIV
14 8 (0.77%) Computer Science
14 8 (0.77%) Smartphone
14 8 (0.77%) Mobile App
15 7 (0.67%) Thin Client
15 7 (0.67%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 276 (26.54%) Windows 7
2 236 (22.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 166 (15.96%) Linux
4 141 (13.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 124 (11.92%) Windows XP
6 115 (11.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 73 (7.02%) UNIX
8 48 (4.62%) Windows 8
9 29 (2.79%) Solaris
10 26 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 25 (2.40%) Android
12 21 (2.02%) AIX
12 21 (2.02%) Mac OS X
13 18 (1.73%) Apple iOS
14 17 (1.63%) Windows Vista
15 14 (1.35%) CentOS
16 13 (1.25%) HPUX
17 10 (0.96%) Windows 2000
18 8 (0.77%) Windows Phone
19 7 (0.67%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (17.02%) ITIL
2 102 (9.81%) Migration
3 87 (8.37%) E-Commerce
4 82 (7.88%) Agile Software Development
5 59 (5.67%) Incident Management
6 47 (4.52%) MVC
7 45 (4.33%) Service Delivery
7 45 (4.33%) Configuration Management
8 42 (4.04%) Project Management
9 37 (3.56%) Workflow
10 36 (3.46%) OO
10 36 (3.46%) PRINCE2
11 35 (3.37%) Change Management
12 32 (3.08%) Scrum
13 31 (2.98%) Document Management
13 31 (2.98%) DevOps
13 31 (2.98%) TDD
14 29 (2.79%) CRM
15 26 (2.50%) Software Engineering
16 25 (2.40%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 163 (15.67%) SQL
2 98 (9.42%) C#
3 93 (8.94%) PowerShell
4 54 (5.19%) JavaScript
5 47 (4.52%) Java
6 32 (3.08%) Shell Script
7 26 (2.50%) C
8 23 (2.21%) VB
9 22 (2.12%) VB.NET
9 22 (2.12%) C++
10 17 (1.63%) T-SQL
11 16 (1.54%) VBScript
11 16 (1.54%) Perl
12 14 (1.35%) Python
13 13 (1.25%) PHP
14 10 (0.96%) Bash Shell
14 10 (0.96%) PL/SQL
15 8 (0.77%) Ruby
16 7 (0.67%) VBA
17 3 (0.29%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 68 (6.54%) Security Cleared
2 61 (5.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 52 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 39 (3.75%) Degree
5 33 (3.17%) MCITP
6 30 (2.88%) MCSE
7 26 (2.50%) MCP
8 21 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
9 14 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 14 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (1.35%) CCNA
10 10 (0.96%) PMI Certification
11 9 (0.87%) ISEB
12 8 (0.77%) DV Cleared
12 8 (0.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 7 (0.67%) SAS Certification
13 7 (0.67%) MCDST
14 6 (0.58%) MCSA
15 5 (0.48%) MOS
16 4 (0.38%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (5.67%) SLA
2 21 (2.02%) QA
3 20 (1.92%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.38%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.096%) GCP
6 1 (0.096%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.096%) CDISC
6 1 (0.096%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 389 (37.40%) Active Directory
2 96 (9.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (3.56%) Hyper-V
4 35 (3.37%) vSphere
5 29 (2.79%) XenApp
6 25 (2.40%) XenServer
7 20 (1.92%) Terminal Services
8 16 (1.54%) Microsoft App-V
8 16 (1.54%) VMware ESX
9 12 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (1.06%) vCloud
11 10 (0.96%) XenDesktop
12 6 (0.58%) Firmware
13 5 (0.48%) ISA Server
14 4 (0.38%) NFS
15 3 (0.29%) MetaFrame
15 3 (0.29%) Forefront TMG
15 3 (0.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 2 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
16 2 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 108 (10.38%) SCCM
2 79 (7.60%) SCOM
3 31 (2.98%) Opscode Chef
4 29 (2.79%) Puppet
5 23 (2.21%) Backup Exec
6 16 (1.54%) OpenView
6 16 (1.54%) NetBackup
7 14 (1.35%) WSUS
8 13 (1.25%) Norton AntiVirus
9 8 (0.77%) McAfee ePO
10 7 (0.67%) OVSD
10 7 (0.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 7 (0.67%) HP Data Protector
11 6 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
11 6 (0.58%) Tivoli
11 6 (0.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 5 (0.48%) Nagios
12 5 (0.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 4 (0.38%) SCVMM
14 3 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 379 (36.44%) Microsoft
2 184 (17.69%) Citrix
3 183 (17.60%) VMware
4 102 (9.81%) HP
5 101 (9.71%) Cisco
6 75 (7.21%) Oracle
7 43 (4.13%) IBM
8 40 (3.85%) Symantec
9 39 (3.75%) Lotus
10 33 (3.17%) McAfee
11 26 (2.50%) Dell
11 26 (2.50%) Akamai
12 21 (2.02%) WatchGuard
13 20 (1.92%) NetApp
13 20 (1.92%) Sophos
14 18 (1.73%) 3PAR
14 18 (1.73%) Avaya
15 16 (1.54%) Brocade
15 16 (1.54%) CheckPoint
15 16 (1.54%) Adobe
Hertfordshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £29.75 per hour
Posted: 10 hours ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £29.00 - £33.00 per hour
Posted: 16 hours ago
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £10 - £11 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Information Technology Services
Rate: £18 - 23 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedfordshire
Streamline Connections
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: 2 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £200 - 215 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridgeshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Depends on Experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £405 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Information Technology Services
Rate: £15 - 18 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedfordshire
Hudson - London
Rate: £100 - £125 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £20 - £30 per hour
Posted: 10 days ago
Watford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £12.00 - £13.00 per hour
Posted: 14 days ago
Luton
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Watford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.00 - £12.00 per hour
Posted: 14 days ago