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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 311 456 505
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 12.57% 16.02% 16.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.65% 73.08% 67.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 208 247
Median daily rate £290 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £123 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £304
% change year-on-year
- +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 94 116
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.60 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.90 £42.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.60 £15.36 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-4.94% -4.03%
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
549 624 751
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 22.18% 21.93% 24.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 281 399
Median daily rate £330 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £140 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 102 123
Median hourly rate £16.50 £24.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% +35.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.75 £42.65 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 September 2016.

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 28 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire -6 87 £325 -7.14% 33
Essex 0 86 £255 -27.14% 24
Cambridgeshire -1 53 £300 +57.89% 52
Norfolk +2 34 £170 -2.85% 2
Bedfordshire -9 29 £250 -16.66% 17
Suffolk -8 20 £315 -10.00% 11
East Anglia 0 1 - -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Windows.

1 322 (44.72%) Active Directory
2 284 (39.44%) Microsoft
3 216 (30.00%) Windows 7
4 187 (25.97%) Windows Server
5 176 (24.44%) Citrix
6 173 (24.03%) MS Excel
6 173 (24.03%) MS Office
7 163 (22.64%) VMware
8 145 (20.14%) ITIL
9 124 (17.22%) SQL
10 111 (15.42%) SQL Server
11 110 (15.28%) Linux
12 109 (15.14%) Finance
13 108 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
14 103 (14.31%) SCCM
15 99 (13.75%) Oracle
16 94 (13.06%) VMware Infrastructure
17 92 (12.78%) Windows Server 2012
18 81 (11.25%) Office 365
19 80 (11.11%) Incident Management
20 74 (10.28%) Windows Server 2003
21 70 (9.72%) Windows 8
22 63 (8.75%) MS Exchange
23 62 (8.61%) Unix
24 60 (8.33%) Firewall
25 58 (8.06%) HP
26 57 (7.92%) SAN
27 55 (7.64%) Microsoft Azure
28 51 (7.08%) Windows 10
28 51 (7.08%) SharePoint

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 63 (8.75%) MS Exchange
2 51 (7.08%) IIS
2 51 (7.08%) SharePoint
3 29 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 27 (3.75%) Skype for Business
5 23 (3.19%) BizTalk Server
6 19 (2.64%) Apache
7 15 (2.08%) WebLogic
8 11 (1.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 10 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
9 10 (1.39%) Tomcat
10 8 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
11 7 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (0.83%) JBoss
13 5 (0.69%) IBM Domino
13 5 (0.69%) IBM Notes
13 5 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (0.69%) WebLogic Portal
13 5 (0.69%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.56%) nginx
Applications
1 173 (24.03%) MS Excel
1 173 (24.03%) MS Office
2 5 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (0.69%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.28%) MS Project
5 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.14%) PTC Creo
5 1 (0.14%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 18 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.83%) assyst
2 6 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.56%) Maximo
3 4 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.28%) BASE24
5 2 (0.28%) CODA-Financials
5 2 (0.28%) Cognos Planning
5 2 (0.28%) OpenText MBPM
6 1 (0.14%) AWD
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.14%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 81 (11.25%) Office 365
2 55 (7.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (1.94%) Yammer
5 10 (1.39%) IaaS
5 10 (1.39%) OneDrive
6 9 (1.25%) SaaS
7 8 (1.11%) PaaS
8 5 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.56%) CloudFront
10 3 (0.42%) IBM Cloud
10 3 (0.42%) IBM SmartCloud
10 3 (0.42%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.28%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.28%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.28%) iTunes
11 2 (0.28%) Route 53
12 1 (0.14%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 60 (8.33%) Firewall
2 57 (7.92%) SAN
3 51 (7.08%) DNS
4 40 (5.56%) LAN
5 37 (5.14%) WAN
6 30 (4.17%) Internet
7 28 (3.89%) DHCP
8 24 (3.33%) TCP/IP
9 23 (3.19%) VPN
10 20 (2.78%) VLAN
11 18 (2.50%) Network Security
12 17 (2.36%) NAS
13 13 (1.81%) LDAP
14 12 (1.67%) iSCSI
14 12 (1.67%) VoIP
15 11 (1.53%) SSL
16 8 (1.11%) FTP
16 8 (1.11%) HTTP
17 6 (0.83%) BIG-IP
17 6 (0.83%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (15.42%) SQL Server
2 26 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (2.92%) Hadoop
3 21 (2.92%) Oracle Database
4 20 (2.78%) DB2
5 18 (2.50%) MySQL
6 15 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
7 14 (1.94%) Oracle Database 11g
8 13 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (1.25%) Big Data
11 7 (0.97%) GIS
11 7 (0.97%) Oracle Database 10g
11 7 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
12 6 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
12 6 (0.83%) MongoDB
12 6 (0.83%) SQL Server 2014
13 5 (0.69%) Oracle Discoverer
13 5 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 4 (0.56%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 14 (1.94%) Visual Studio
2 13 (1.81%) JIRA
3 11 (1.53%) Jenkins
4 7 (0.97%) Subversion
5 6 (0.83%) Git (software)
6 5 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.56%) MSI
7 4 (0.56%) Vagrant
8 3 (0.42%) LabVIEW
8 3 (0.42%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.42%) VisualVM
9 2 (0.28%) AdminStudio
9 2 (0.28%) JProfiler
9 2 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.28%) PVCS
9 2 (0.28%) TortoiseSVN
9 2 (0.28%) Travis CI
9 2 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (0.28%) YourKit
10 1 (0.14%) Ant
General
1 109 (15.14%) Finance
2 32 (4.44%) Law
3 28 (3.89%) Retail
4 15 (2.08%) Local Government
5 11 (1.53%) Advertising
5 11 (1.53%) Legal
6 9 (1.25%) Banking
6 9 (1.25%) Telecoms
7 7 (0.97%) Marketing
8 6 (0.83%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.56%) Automotive
9 4 (0.56%) French Language
10 3 (0.42%) Electronics
10 3 (0.42%) Military
10 3 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.28%) Back Office
11 2 (0.28%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.28%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.14%) Front Office
12 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 198 (27.50%) Analyst
2 81 (11.25%) Service Analyst
3 80 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
4 74 (10.28%) Help Desk Analyst
5 70 (9.72%) Support Analyst
6 59 (8.19%) Support Engineer
7 48 (6.67%) Desktop Support
7 48 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 45 (6.25%) Architect
9 41 (5.69%) Developer
10 38 (5.28%) Help Desk Support
10 38 (5.28%) Help Desk Support Analyst
11 34 (4.72%) Active Directory Analyst
11 34 (4.72%) Consultant
11 34 (4.72%) Desktop Engineer
12 33 (4.58%) 2nd Line Support
12 33 (4.58%) Active Directory Support
12 33 (4.58%) Windows Support Analyst
13 32 (4.44%) Citrix Support
13 32 (4.44%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (6.25%) .NET
2 25 (3.47%) Middleware
3 24 (3.33%) HTML
4 23 (3.19%) Web Services
5 22 (3.06%) XML
6 14 (1.94%) .NET Framework
7 13 (1.81%) ASP.NET
7 13 (1.81%) COM
8 12 (1.67%) SOAP
9 11 (1.53%) J2EE
9 11 (1.53%) jQuery
10 10 (1.39%) REST
10 10 (1.39%) WCF
11 9 (1.25%) CSS
11 9 (1.25%) JSON
12 8 (1.11%) Node.js
13 6 (0.83%) HTML5
13 6 (0.83%) JSP
13 6 (0.83%) RESTful
13 6 (0.83%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 44 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
1 44 (6.11%) Data Centre
2 43 (5.97%) Blackberry
3 27 (3.75%) Clustering
4 21 (2.92%) Management Information System
5 20 (2.78%) Mainframe
6 16 (2.22%) Fat Client
6 16 (2.22%) Thin Client
7 14 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
7 14 (1.94%) Mathematics
8 10 (1.39%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.25%) Driving Licence
9 9 (1.25%) Mobile App
9 9 (1.25%) PKI
9 9 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
10 8 (1.11%) CMDB
10 8 (1.11%) iPad
10 8 (1.11%) Smartphone
11 7 (0.97%) Data Structures
12 6 (0.83%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 216 (30.00%) Windows 7
2 187 (25.97%) Windows Server
3 110 (15.28%) Linux
4 108 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 92 (12.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 74 (10.28%) Windows Server 2003
7 70 (9.72%) Windows 8
8 62 (8.61%) Unix
9 51 (7.08%) Windows 10
10 35 (4.86%) Solaris
11 30 (4.17%) Windows XP
12 28 (3.89%) Windows Vista
13 27 (3.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 14 (1.94%) AIX
15 13 (1.81%) Ubuntu
16 12 (1.67%) CentOS
17 9 (1.25%) Android
17 9 (1.25%) Apple iOS
18 8 (1.11%) Mac OS
19 7 (0.97%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (20.14%) ITIL
2 80 (11.11%) Incident Management
3 50 (6.94%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (6.39%) Document Management
5 39 (5.42%) Migration
6 38 (5.28%) CRM
7 36 (5.00%) Configuration Management
8 35 (4.86%) High Availability
8 35 (4.86%) Project Management
9 31 (4.31%) Stakeholder Management
10 28 (3.89%) ITIL V3
11 27 (3.75%) Business Intelligence
11 27 (3.75%) Kalman Filter
11 27 (3.75%) Load Balancing
12 25 (3.47%) Data Analysis
13 24 (3.33%) Information Security
13 24 (3.33%) Service Delivery
14 23 (3.19%) PRINCE2
14 23 (3.19%) Service Management
15 19 (2.64%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 124 (17.22%) SQL
2 43 (5.97%) PowerShell
3 39 (5.42%) C#
4 33 (4.58%) Java
5 26 (3.61%) Shell Script
6 25 (3.47%) JavaScript
7 23 (3.19%) PL/SQL
8 18 (2.50%) C
8 18 (2.50%) Python
8 18 (2.50%) T-SQL
9 17 (2.36%) C++
10 9 (1.25%) Bash Shell
10 9 (1.25%) PHP
11 7 (0.97%) Perl
12 6 (0.83%) VB
13 5 (0.69%) Ruby
13 5 (0.69%) XAML
14 4 (0.56%) VBA
14 4 (0.56%) VBScript
15 3 (0.42%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 50 (6.94%) Degree
2 49 (6.81%) Security Cleared
3 43 (5.97%) Microsoft Certification
4 30 (4.17%) SC Cleared
5 26 (3.61%) MCP
6 25 (3.47%) MCSE
7 18 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (2.36%) CCNA
9 16 (2.22%) A+ Certification
10 12 (1.67%) CISSP
11 10 (1.39%) MCSA
12 9 (1.25%) MCITP
12 9 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 7 (0.97%) CISM
14 6 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 5 (0.69%) DV Cleared
15 5 (0.69%) PMI Certification
15 5 (0.69%) PMP
15 5 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (5.00%) SLA
2 15 (2.08%) PCI DSS
3 13 (1.81%) QA
4 12 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.69%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.14%) FISMA
7 1 (0.14%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 322 (44.72%) Active Directory
2 94 (13.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (5.97%) Hyper-V
4 41 (5.69%) vSphere
5 29 (4.03%) Virtual Machines
6 27 (3.75%) XenApp
7 20 (2.78%) VMware ESX
8 16 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
9 12 (1.67%) Docker
9 12 (1.67%) iptables
10 11 (1.53%) XenDesktop
11 10 (1.39%) Postfix
11 10 (1.39%) Sendmail
11 10 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
12 8 (1.11%) Firmware
13 5 (0.69%) Terminal Server
13 5 (0.69%) XenServer
14 4 (0.56%) KVM
14 4 (0.56%) LXC
14 4 (0.56%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 103 (14.31%) SCCM
2 27 (3.75%) Puppet
3 23 (3.19%) WSUS
4 20 (2.78%) SCOM
5 18 (2.50%) Microsoft Clustering
6 12 (1.67%) Cobbler
7 11 (1.53%) Nagios
8 10 (1.39%) OSSEC
9 9 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
10 8 (1.11%) Backup Exec
11 7 (0.97%) Control-M
12 6 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 5 (0.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 4 (0.56%) Ansible
14 4 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
14 4 (0.56%) SCVMM
15 3 (0.42%) EMC NetWorker
15 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Intune
15 3 (0.42%) Opsview
15 3 (0.42%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 284 (39.44%) Microsoft
2 176 (24.44%) Citrix
3 163 (22.64%) VMware
4 99 (13.75%) Oracle
5 58 (8.06%) HP
6 50 (6.94%) Cisco
7 43 (5.97%) Red Hat
8 32 (4.44%) Dell
9 26 (3.61%) Apple
10 21 (2.92%) SAP
11 20 (2.78%) IBM
12 17 (2.36%) CheckPoint
13 16 (2.22%) NetApp
13 16 (2.22%) ServiceNow
14 15 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
15 14 (1.94%) Infor
16 13 (1.81%) SolarWinds
16 13 (1.81%) Splunk
17 12 (1.67%) EMC
18 10 (1.39%) Sun
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NCC Group
Rate: Up to £525 per day max
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Premier IT
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Marcus Donald People
Rate: £220 - £250 per day
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Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £260 per day
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