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 29 July 2015 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 513 569 424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 16.48% 18.75% 17.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.94% 71.30% 68.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 269 169
Average daily rate
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£310 £250 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% -13.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £130 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 106 105
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.58% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £27.60 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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
790 798 615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 25.38% 26.30% 25.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 411 234
Average daily rate £335 £295 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £135 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 124 117
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £17.47
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 29 July 2015.

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 29 July 2015.

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 29 July 2015. 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
Hertfordshire +4 162 £325 +31.12% 49
Cambridgeshire -2 121 £318 +54.87% 55
Essex -3 96 £356 +1.78% 28
Norfolk +2 56 £175 -22.22% 2
Bedfordshire 0 40 £294 -16.07% 20
Suffolk +2 38 £350 - 13
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 (41.38%) Active Directory
2 324 (34.47%) Microsoft
3 264 (28.09%) VMware
4 235 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 216 (22.98%) Citrix
6 211 (22.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 194 (20.64%) Linux
8 175 (18.62%) Windows Server 2012
9 171 (18.19%) SQL
10 168 (17.87%) Windows Server 2003
11 159 (16.91%) SQL Server
12 153 (16.28%) ITIL
13 142 (15.11%) MS Office
14 133 (14.15%) MS Excel
15 132 (14.04%) VMware Infrastructure
16 126 (13.40%) HP
17 122 (12.98%) MS Exchange
18 111 (11.81%) Cisco
19 109 (11.60%) DNS
20 108 (11.49%) Finance
21 107 (11.38%) SAN
22 103 (10.96%) UNIX
23 97 (10.32%) SCCM
24 94 (10.00%) Firewall
25 92 (9.79%) .NET
26 91 (9.68%) SharePoint
27 88 (9.36%) Migration
28 84 (8.94%) DHCP
29 82 (8.72%) Oracle
30 80 (8.51%) Symantec

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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
1 122 (12.98%) MS Exchange
2 91 (9.68%) SharePoint
3 59 (6.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 57 (6.06%) IIS
5 35 (3.72%) BizTalk Server
6 34 (3.62%) WebSphere
7 33 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2003
8 26 (2.77%) IBM Notes
9 23 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2007
10 20 (2.13%) Lync
11 15 (1.60%) Apache
12 13 (1.38%) SharePoint 2010
12 13 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2013
13 12 (1.28%) WebLogic
14 11 (1.17%) JBoss
14 11 (1.17%) Tomcat
15 10 (1.06%) Lotus Domino
16 8 (0.85%) Documentum
16 8 (0.85%) GlassFish
17 7 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 142 (15.11%) MS Office
2 133 (14.15%) MS Excel
3 4 (0.43%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.21%) SOLIDWORKS
4 2 (0.21%) Doxygen
4 2 (0.21%) MS Project
5 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.11%) PTC Creo
5 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 31 (3.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.17%) SAP CRM
3 4 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.21%) ResourceLink
4 2 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.21%) Agresso
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.11%) Tridion
5 1 (0.11%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.11%) TeleForm
5 1 (0.11%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 30 (3.19%) Office 365
2 24 (2.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (1.91%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (0.85%) Google Analytics
5 5 (0.53%) IBM SmartCloud
6 4 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.21%) Taleo
7 2 (0.21%) IaaS
7 2 (0.21%) SaaS
8 1 (0.11%) PaaS
8 1 (0.11%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 109 (11.60%) DNS
2 107 (11.38%) SAN
3 94 (10.00%) Firewall
4 84 (8.94%) DHCP
5 53 (5.64%) TCP/IP
6 51 (5.43%) WAN
7 49 (5.21%) LAN
8 32 (3.40%) VPN
8 32 (3.40%) Internet
9 22 (2.34%) LDAP
10 21 (2.23%) VLAN
11 19 (2.02%) Wireless
12 18 (1.91%) Network Security
13 17 (1.81%) NAS
14 16 (1.70%) Cisco ASA
14 16 (1.70%) VoIP
15 13 (1.38%) Intranet
15 13 (1.38%) Telnet
16 11 (1.17%) PuTTY
16 11 (1.17%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (16.91%) SQL Server
2 37 (3.94%) Relational Database
3 33 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 29 (3.09%) SQL Server 2012
5 25 (2.66%) SQL Server 2005
6 18 (1.91%) MySQL
7 16 (1.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (1.49%) Hadoop
9 13 (1.38%) Big Data
10 12 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
11 11 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 10 (1.06%) Oracle Database
13 9 (0.96%) MongoDB
14 7 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
15 5 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
16 4 (0.43%) Amazon Redshift
16 4 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 4 (0.43%) Apache Hive
16 4 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
16 4 (0.43%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 26 (2.77%) Ant
2 22 (2.34%) Visual Studio
3 21 (2.23%) Eclipse
4 19 (2.02%) Git (software)
4 19 (2.02%) SoapUI
5 18 (1.91%) Subversion
6 17 (1.81%) JIRA
7 16 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (1.38%) Jenkins
9 11 (1.17%) Toad
10 8 (0.85%) MSI
11 7 (0.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 7 (0.74%) Oracle Forms
11 7 (0.74%) Selenium
12 5 (0.53%) Maven
13 4 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (0.43%) JUnit
14 3 (0.32%) Robot Framework
14 3 (0.32%) GCC
15 2 (0.21%) Redmine
General
1 108 (11.49%) Finance
2 28 (2.98%) Telecoms
3 20 (2.13%) Retail
4 17 (1.81%) Marketing
5 15 (1.60%) Legal
5 15 (1.60%) Manufacturing
6 14 (1.49%) Law
7 12 (1.28%) Banking
8 10 (1.06%) Local Government
9 7 (0.74%) Automotive
9 7 (0.74%) French Language
10 6 (0.64%) Electronics
11 4 (0.43%) Publishing
12 2 (0.21%) German Language
12 2 (0.21%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.21%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.21%) Avionics
13 1 (0.11%) Military
13 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.11%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 195 (20.74%) Analyst
2 90 (9.57%) Support Engineer
3 84 (8.94%) Developer
4 79 (8.40%) Service Analyst
4 79 (8.40%) Service Desk Analyst
5 71 (7.55%) Support Analyst
6 60 (6.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 59 (6.28%) Architect
8 52 (5.53%) Desktop Support
9 49 (5.21%) 2nd Line Support
10 47 (5.00%) Consultant
11 44 (4.68%) Administrator
12 41 (4.36%) 1st Line Support
13 38 (4.04%) Java Developer
14 30 (3.19%) Desktop Engineer
14 30 (3.19%) Help Desk Analyst
15 28 (2.98%) 3rd Line Support
15 28 (2.98%) IT Support
16 26 (2.77%) Systems Administrator
16 26 (2.77%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (9.79%) .NET
2 66 (7.02%) XML
3 54 (5.74%) Web Services
4 39 (4.15%) HTML
5 38 (4.04%) J2EE
6 36 (3.83%) .NET Framework
7 35 (3.72%) CSS
7 35 (3.72%) SOAP
8 30 (3.19%) HTML5
9 29 (3.09%) Ajax
10 24 (2.55%) XHTML
11 20 (2.13%) ASP.NET
12 19 (2.02%) TopLink
12 19 (2.02%) EclipseLink
13 17 (1.81%) JAX-RS
13 17 (1.81%) JAX-WS
13 17 (1.81%) JSP
14 15 (1.60%) ADO
15 14 (1.49%) WCF
16 9 (0.96%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 50 (5.32%) Data Centre
2 42 (4.47%) Blackberry
3 38 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (2.98%) Client/Server
5 25 (2.66%) Clustering
6 22 (2.34%) Management Information System
7 19 (2.02%) Replication
8 17 (1.81%) HP Storage
9 16 (1.70%) Visualisation
10 14 (1.49%) Computer Science
11 11 (1.17%) N-Tier
11 11 (1.17%) NHS
12 10 (1.06%) iPhone
13 9 (0.96%) CMDB
13 9 (0.96%) CLARiiON
14 8 (0.85%) PKI
14 8 (0.85%) Web 2.0
14 8 (0.85%) Mobile App
14 8 (0.85%) iPad
14 8 (0.85%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 235 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 211 (22.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 194 (20.64%) Linux
4 175 (18.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 168 (17.87%) Windows Server 2003
6 103 (10.96%) UNIX
7 76 (8.09%) Windows XP
8 44 (4.68%) Windows 8
9 40 (4.26%) Solaris
10 32 (3.40%) Android
11 21 (2.23%) Windows 2000 Server
11 21 (2.23%) Mac OS X
12 13 (1.38%) Debian
12 13 (1.38%) Apple iOS
13 10 (1.06%) AIX
14 9 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 6 (0.64%) Windows Vista
15 6 (0.64%) Windows Phone
15 6 (0.64%) Windows 2000
16 5 (0.53%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (16.28%) ITIL
2 88 (9.36%) Migration
3 65 (6.91%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (5.85%) Incident Management
5 50 (5.32%) Service Delivery
6 45 (4.79%) Project Management
7 40 (4.26%) CRM
8 39 (4.15%) Content Management
9 38 (4.04%) Change Management
10 31 (3.30%) OO
10 31 (3.30%) Scrum
11 30 (3.19%) Configuration Management
11 30 (3.19%) User Stories
12 29 (3.09%) Change Control
13 26 (2.77%) TDD
13 26 (2.77%) Software Engineering
14 25 (2.66%) Document Management
15 24 (2.55%) SDLC
16 23 (2.45%) Capacity Planning
17 22 (2.34%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 171 (18.19%) SQL
2 73 (7.77%) Java
3 56 (5.96%) C#
4 55 (5.85%) PowerShell
5 51 (5.43%) JavaScript
6 31 (3.30%) Python
7 27 (2.87%) VB
8 25 (2.66%) C++
9 24 (2.55%) Perl
10 23 (2.45%) Bash Shell
10 23 (2.45%) C
11 20 (2.13%) T-SQL
12 17 (1.81%) Shell Script
13 9 (0.96%) VB.NET
14 8 (0.85%) Embedded C
15 7 (0.74%) Embedded C++
15 7 (0.74%) VBScript
16 5 (0.53%) VB6
16 5 (0.53%) Korn
17 4 (0.43%) PHP
Qualifications
1 62 (6.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 61 (6.49%) Security Cleared
3 54 (5.74%) Degree
4 38 (4.04%) SC Cleared
5 37 (3.94%) MCSE
6 28 (2.98%) Cisco Certification
7 26 (2.77%) CCNA
8 25 (2.66%) MCP
9 14 (1.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 13 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (1.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 9 (0.96%) MCITP
12 9 (0.96%) Citrix Certification
12 9 (0.96%) CISSP
13 8 (0.85%) PMI Certification
14 7 (0.74%) CISM
14 7 (0.74%) MCSA
15 6 (0.64%) PMP
15 6 (0.64%) DV Cleared
16 5 (0.53%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (6.70%) SLA
2 7 (0.74%) ISO 9001
3 6 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.64%) QA
4 4 (0.43%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.11%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.11%) GxP
System Software
1 389 (41.38%) Active Directory
2 132 (14.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (8.19%) Hyper-V
4 45 (4.79%) XenApp
5 42 (4.47%) vSphere
6 37 (3.94%) VMware ESXi
7 35 (3.72%) VMware ESX
8 26 (2.77%) Xen
9 23 (2.45%) Terminal Services
10 19 (2.02%) Microsoft App-V
11 12 (1.28%) XenServer
12 10 (1.06%) Terminal Server
13 8 (0.85%) Firmware
14 7 (0.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 7 (0.74%) Tivoli Directory Server
14 7 (0.74%) vCloud
15 4 (0.43%) Docker
15 4 (0.43%) XenDesktop
15 4 (0.43%) ProxySG
16 3 (0.32%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 97 (10.32%) SCCM
2 42 (4.47%) SCOM
3 32 (3.40%) Backup Exec
4 16 (1.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 15 (1.60%) Puppet
6 12 (1.28%) Tivoli
7 11 (1.17%) ARCserve
8 9 (0.96%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 9 (0.96%) CA Single Sign-On
8 9 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (0.64%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 6 (0.64%) WSUS
9 6 (0.64%) Novell Identity Manager
9 6 (0.64%) AirWatch
10 4 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (0.43%) SCOrch
10 4 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (0.43%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.43%) Nessus
11 3 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 324 (34.47%) Microsoft
2 264 (28.09%) VMware
3 216 (22.98%) Citrix
4 126 (13.40%) HP
5 111 (11.81%) Cisco
6 82 (8.72%) Oracle
7 80 (8.51%) Symantec
8 57 (6.06%) IBM
9 42 (4.47%) Dell
10 29 (3.09%) SAP
11 28 (2.98%) NetApp
12 26 (2.77%) Lotus
13 24 (2.55%) EMC
14 22 (2.34%) Red Hat
15 21 (2.23%) Apple
15 21 (2.23%) Hitachi
15 21 (2.23%) McAfee
15 21 (2.23%) Cyber-Ark
16 18 (1.91%) 3PAR
16 18 (1.91%) Google
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