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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
England / East of England
Rank 6 4 2
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 282 356 476
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 12.99% 15.37% 18.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.41% 66.05% 71.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 186 236
Median daily rate £350 £263 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £120 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £493 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 86 102
Median hourly rate £16.25 £15.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% -7.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.50 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £37.63 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +8.49%

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
528 539 668
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 24.32% 23.27% 25.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 270 336
Median daily rate £350 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £146 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 122 128
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -1.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £50.68 £41.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017. 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 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 -2 76 £300 +20.00% 37
Cambridgeshire 0 65 £350 +55.55% 46
Essex -9 50 £350 +29.62% 14
Suffolk -1 35 £288 +34.50% 10
Bedfordshire +1 32 £394 +12.50% 14
Norfolk -1 26 £365 +62.22% 5
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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.

1 227 (38.61%) Active Directory
2 215 (36.56%) Microsoft
3 156 (26.53%) Windows 7
4 136 (23.13%) VMware
5 133 (22.62%) SQL
6 132 (22.45%) Windows Server
7 123 (20.92%) Linux
8 121 (20.58%) MS Excel
9 105 (17.86%) ITIL
10 101 (17.18%) Citrix
11 96 (16.33%) VMware Infrastructure
12 82 (13.95%) SQL Server
13 80 (13.61%) Windows Server 2008
14 79 (13.44%) MS Office
15 77 (13.10%) Windows Server 2012
16 75 (12.76%) Finance
17 71 (12.07%) Windows Server 2003
18 65 (11.05%) DNS
19 58 (9.86%) SCCM
20 57 (9.69%) Microsoft Azure
20 57 (9.69%) Unix
21 56 (9.52%) Office 365
22 55 (9.35%) Firewall
23 53 (9.01%) SharePoint
23 53 (9.01%) MS Exchange
24 52 (8.84%) Oracle
25 51 (8.67%) CRM
26 50 (8.50%) Degree
27 48 (8.16%) IIS
28 47 (7.99%) C#

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 53 (9.01%) MS Exchange
1 53 (9.01%) SharePoint
2 48 (8.16%) IIS
3 35 (5.95%) BizTalk Server
4 25 (4.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 22 (3.74%) Skype for Business
6 14 (2.38%) Apache
6 14 (2.38%) Tomcat
7 9 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (1.19%) IBM Notes
8 7 (1.19%) WebLogic
9 6 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (1.02%) JBoss
10 5 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.68%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.51%) IBM HTTP Server
12 3 (0.51%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 3 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
13 2 (0.34%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 121 (20.58%) MS Excel
2 79 (13.44%) MS Office
3 4 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.51%) MS Project
4 3 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.17%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 15 (2.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.51%) Adobe Campaign
3 3 (0.51%) Unica
4 2 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.17%) assyst
5 1 (0.17%) CODA-Financials
5 1 (0.17%) Cognos Planning
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.17%) OpenText MBPM
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.17%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.17%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 57 (9.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 56 (9.52%) Office 365
3 28 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (2.89%) IaaS
5 11 (1.87%) Yammer
6 9 (1.53%) PaaS
7 8 (1.36%) SaaS
8 6 (1.02%) Mimecast
9 4 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.68%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.34%) Adobe Analytics
11 2 (0.34%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.34%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.34%) GitHub
11 2 (0.34%) Route 53
11 2 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.17%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 65 (11.05%) DNS
2 55 (9.35%) Firewall
3 39 (6.63%) TCP/IP
4 30 (5.10%) LAN
5 29 (4.93%) DHCP
6 26 (4.42%) SAN
6 26 (4.42%) WAN
7 25 (4.25%) Internet
8 18 (3.06%) VPN
9 15 (2.55%) Network Security
10 13 (2.21%) SSL
10 13 (2.21%) VLAN
11 12 (2.04%) FTP
12 11 (1.87%) Wireless
13 10 (1.70%) HTTP
13 10 (1.70%) NAS
14 9 (1.53%) VoIP
15 8 (1.36%) LDAP
15 8 (1.36%) Wi-Fi
16 6 (1.02%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (13.95%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.06%) Relational Database
3 16 (2.72%) Hadoop
4 15 (2.55%) DB2
5 14 (2.38%) MySQL
5 14 (2.38%) Oracle Database
6 11 (1.87%) Big Data
7 9 (1.53%) Oracle Database 11g
7 9 (1.53%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (1.19%) RDBMS
9 7 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (1.02%) MongoDB
10 6 (1.02%) NoSQL
11 5 (0.85%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (0.85%) Oracle Database 12c
11 5 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (1.70%) Jenkins
2 8 (1.36%) Visual Studio
3 5 (0.85%) LabVIEW
3 5 (0.85%) TeamCity
4 4 (0.68%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.68%) Subversion
5 3 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.34%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.34%) JMeter
6 2 (0.34%) JUnit
6 2 (0.34%) MSI
6 2 (0.34%) Selenium
6 2 (0.34%) SoapUI
6 2 (0.34%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.34%) Xcode
7 1 (0.17%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.17%) Ant
7 1 (0.17%) Maven
7 1 (0.17%) PVCS
General
1 75 (12.76%) Finance
2 16 (2.72%) Retail
3 13 (2.21%) Legal
4 10 (1.70%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.36%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.19%) Automotive
6 7 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (1.02%) Banking
7 6 (1.02%) Local Government
8 5 (0.85%) Law
9 4 (0.68%) Advertising
9 4 (0.68%) Marketing
9 4 (0.68%) Publishing
10 3 (0.51%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.51%) Electronics
10 3 (0.51%) French Language
10 3 (0.51%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.34%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.34%) Front Office
11 2 (0.34%) German Language
Job Titles
1 136 (23.13%) Analyst
2 61 (10.37%) Support Engineer
3 54 (9.18%) Support Analyst
4 47 (7.99%) Developer
5 46 (7.82%) Consultant
6 38 (6.46%) Architect
7 35 (5.95%) Service Analyst
8 33 (5.61%) Service Desk Analyst
9 32 (5.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 30 (5.10%) 2nd Line Support
10 30 (5.10%) IT Support
11 27 (4.59%) Desktop Support
11 27 (4.59%) Help Desk Analyst
12 22 (3.74%) Help Desk Support
12 22 (3.74%) Help Desk Support Analyst
12 22 (3.74%) IT Engineer
12 22 (3.74%) Windows Engineer
12 22 (3.74%) Windows Support Analyst
13 20 (3.40%) Desktop Engineer
14 19 (3.23%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (7.14%) .NET
2 21 (3.57%) HTML
3 20 (3.40%) Middleware
4 15 (2.55%) WPF
5 13 (2.21%) Web Services
6 12 (2.04%) COM
6 12 (2.04%) REST
7 11 (1.87%) XML
8 10 (1.70%) .NET Framework
8 10 (1.70%) Node.js
9 8 (1.36%) CSS
10 7 (1.19%) J2EE
10 7 (1.19%) jQuery
11 6 (1.02%) JSON
11 6 (1.02%) JSP
11 6 (1.02%) LAMP
11 6 (1.02%) LAPP Stack
11 6 (1.02%) WCF
12 5 (0.85%) X-Windows
13 4 (0.68%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (6.46%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (5.61%) Data Centre
3 25 (4.25%) Management Information System
4 23 (3.91%) Clustering
5 15 (2.55%) Mathematics
6 14 (2.38%) Fat Client
6 14 (2.38%) Mainframe
6 14 (2.38%) Thin Client
7 13 (2.21%) Computer Science
8 12 (2.04%) EFT
9 11 (1.87%) Video Conferencing
10 9 (1.53%) Mobile App
10 9 (1.53%) PKI
11 7 (1.19%) Driving Licence
12 6 (1.02%) Client/Server
12 6 (1.02%) EMC VNX
12 6 (1.02%) NHS
12 6 (1.02%) Smartphone
13 5 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
14 4 (0.68%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 156 (26.53%) Windows 7
2 132 (22.45%) Windows Server
3 123 (20.92%) Linux
4 80 (13.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 77 (13.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 71 (12.07%) Windows Server 2003
7 57 (9.69%) Unix
8 45 (7.65%) Windows 10
9 37 (6.29%) Windows 8
10 25 (4.25%) Windows Vista
11 21 (3.57%) Windows XP
12 14 (2.38%) Solaris
13 12 (2.04%) AIX
13 12 (2.04%) Mac OS X
14 10 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (1.70%) Ubuntu
15 9 (1.53%) Mac OS
16 5 (0.85%) Apple iOS
16 5 (0.85%) Windows Mobile
17 3 (0.51%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (17.86%) ITIL
2 51 (8.67%) CRM
3 39 (6.63%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (5.61%) Stakeholder Management
5 31 (5.27%) Migration
6 30 (5.10%) Incident Management
7 29 (4.93%) High Availability
8 28 (4.76%) Software Engineering
9 27 (4.59%) Project Management
10 26 (4.42%) Service Delivery
10 26 (4.42%) Service Management
11 24 (4.08%) PRINCE2
12 21 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
12 21 (3.57%) E-Commerce
13 19 (3.23%) Data Analysis
13 19 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
14 18 (3.06%) Analytics
14 18 (3.06%) Load Balancing
15 16 (2.72%) Capacity Planning
15 16 (2.72%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 133 (22.62%) SQL
2 47 (7.99%) C#
3 37 (6.29%) Java
4 36 (6.12%) PowerShell
5 28 (4.76%) C
6 24 (4.08%) JavaScript
7 16 (2.72%) C++
7 16 (2.72%) Python
8 11 (1.87%) Ruby
9 9 (1.53%) Bash Shell
9 9 (1.53%) Perl
10 8 (1.36%) PHP
11 7 (1.19%) Shell Script
11 7 (1.19%) T-SQL
12 5 (0.85%) PL/SQL
12 5 (0.85%) VBA
12 5 (0.85%) XAML
13 4 (0.68%) VBScript
14 2 (0.34%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 50 (8.50%) Degree
2 41 (6.97%) Security Cleared
3 28 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (3.40%) MCSE
5 19 (3.23%) SC Cleared
6 16 (2.72%) MCP
7 12 (2.04%) DBS Check
8 11 (1.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 10 (1.70%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (1.70%) CISSP
9 10 (1.70%) MCSA
10 9 (1.53%) A+ Certification
10 9 (1.53%) CCNA
11 8 (1.36%) CISM
11 8 (1.36%) DV Cleared
11 8 (1.36%) MCITP
12 7 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (1.02%) CISA
14 5 (0.85%) PMI Certification
14 5 (0.85%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.42%) SLA
2 15 (2.55%) QA
3 9 (1.53%) JSP 440
4 8 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (1.02%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.51%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 227 (38.61%) Active Directory
2 96 (16.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (6.46%) VMware ESX
4 28 (4.76%) Hyper-V
5 22 (3.74%) vSphere
5 22 (3.74%) XenApp
6 21 (3.57%) Virtual Desktop
7 15 (2.55%) Docker
8 14 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
9 10 (1.70%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (1.02%) Terminal Server
12 5 (0.85%) Firmware
13 3 (0.51%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.51%) XenServer
14 2 (0.34%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.34%) VMware Server
15 1 (0.17%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 58 (9.86%) SCCM
2 16 (2.72%) WSUS
3 8 (1.36%) Backup Exec
3 8 (1.36%) Microsoft Clustering
4 6 (1.02%) Puppet
4 6 (1.02%) SCOM
4 6 (1.02%) Tivoli
5 5 (0.85%) DameWare
6 4 (0.68%) Control-M
7 3 (0.51%) Ansible
7 3 (0.51%) OpenView
7 3 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.34%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.34%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (0.34%) Salt
8 2 (0.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.34%) Terraform
8 2 (0.34%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 215 (36.56%) Microsoft
2 136 (23.13%) VMware
3 101 (17.18%) Citrix
4 52 (8.84%) Oracle
5 30 (5.10%) Cisco
6 26 (4.42%) Apple
6 26 (4.42%) HP
7 25 (4.25%) Avaya
7 25 (4.25%) Dell
8 19 (3.23%) SAP
9 17 (2.89%) Epicor
10 13 (2.21%) Salesforce.com
11 12 (2.04%) CheckPoint
11 12 (2.04%) IBM
11 12 (2.04%) Infor
11 12 (2.04%) Red Hat
12 10 (1.70%) EMC
12 10 (1.70%) Intel Security
12 10 (1.70%) NetApp
13 8 (1.36%) Lotus
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