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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 530 447 556
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 17.15% 18.74% 18.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.48% 67.32% 67.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 178 190
Average daily rate
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£310 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.72% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £131 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £308 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.62% -0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 106 107
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.91 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.70% -9.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.25 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £33.50 £36.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.25 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+8.77% -9.52%
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
822 664 820
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 26.60% 27.84% 27.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 443 279 302
Average daily rate £350 £290 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £140 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 128 131
Average hourly rate £16.72 £15.25 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.63% -21.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +6 135 £225 -15.49% 60
Hertfordshire -2 134 £253 -15.12% 48
Essex -8 87 £400 +33.33% 23
Bedfordshire -4 75 £350 +6.06% 26
Norfolk 0 55 £165 -19.51% 6
Suffolk 0 39 £398 +44.54% 14
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 404 (36.96%) Active Directory
2 376 (34.40%) Microsoft
3 357 (32.66%) Windows 7
4 276 (25.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 217 (19.85%) MS Excel
6 205 (18.76%) MS Office
7 192 (17.57%) Citrix
8 183 (16.74%) SQL
9 178 (16.29%) VMware
10 174 (15.92%) ITIL
11 159 (14.55%) Windows XP
12 158 (14.46%) MS Exchange
13 155 (14.18%) .NET
14 141 (12.90%) Linux
15 138 (12.63%) Finance
16 134 (12.26%) DNS
17 132 (12.08%) SQL Server
18 131 (11.99%) Windows Server 2003
19 125 (11.44%) Windows Server 2012
20 120 (10.98%) Firewall
21 118 (10.80%) SCCM
22 110 (10.06%) Cisco
22 110 (10.06%) DHCP
23 100 (9.15%) Exchange Server 2010
24 98 (8.97%) PowerShell
24 98 (8.97%) Migration
24 98 (8.97%) TCP/IP
24 98 (8.97%) HP
25 92 (8.42%) C#
25 92 (8.42%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 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
1 158 (14.46%) MS Exchange
2 100 (9.15%) Exchange Server 2010
3 82 (7.50%) IIS
4 56 (5.12%) SharePoint
5 42 (3.84%) Exchange Server 2007
6 37 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2003
7 31 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2013
8 26 (2.38%) IBM Notes
9 20 (1.83%) WebSphere
10 17 (1.56%) Apache
10 17 (1.56%) Confluence
11 16 (1.46%) SharePoint 2010
12 13 (1.19%) Lync
13 11 (1.01%) WebLogic
14 10 (0.91%) SAS
14 10 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
15 9 (0.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 9 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
16 7 (0.64%) MQSeries
17 6 (0.55%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 217 (19.85%) MS Excel
2 205 (18.76%) MS Office
3 9 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.55%) MS Project
5 4 (0.37%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.27%) Mingle
7 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.091%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 29 (2.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.82%) assyst
3 7 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.091%) Summit
5 1 (0.091%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.091%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.091%) Magento
5 1 (0.091%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 44 (4.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (3.66%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (1.28%) Office 365
4 10 (0.91%) SaaS
5 3 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (0.27%) CloudFront
5 3 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.27%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.18%) IBM SmartCloud
7 1 (0.091%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.091%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 134 (12.26%) DNS
2 120 (10.98%) Firewall
3 110 (10.06%) DHCP
4 98 (8.97%) TCP/IP
5 81 (7.41%) SAN
6 78 (7.14%) VPN
7 62 (5.67%) LAN
8 56 (5.12%) WAN
9 44 (4.03%) VoIP
10 37 (3.39%) FTP
11 29 (2.65%) Internet
12 21 (1.92%) Wireless
12 21 (1.92%) VLAN
13 13 (1.19%) NAS
13 13 (1.19%) Reverse Proxy
14 12 (1.10%) Network Security
15 11 (1.01%) SSL
15 11 (1.01%) Broadband
15 11 (1.01%) Cisco ASA
16 10 (0.91%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (12.08%) SQL Server
2 39 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 31 (2.84%) SQL Server 2008
4 27 (2.47%) SSDT
5 20 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 19 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
6 19 (1.74%) Oracle Database
7 13 (1.19%) MySQL
7 13 (1.19%) NoSQL
7 13 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 12 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
8 12 (1.10%) DB2
8 12 (1.10%) SQL Server 2000
9 11 (1.01%) Crystal Reports
9 11 (1.01%) Relational Database
10 7 (0.64%) Oracle Exadata
10 7 (0.64%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 6 (0.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 6 (0.55%) MS Access
11 6 (0.55%) DTS
Development Applications
1 63 (5.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 42 (3.84%) Git (software)
3 39 (3.57%) TeamCity
4 33 (3.02%) Visual Studio
5 29 (2.65%) MSBuild
6 28 (2.56%) Maven
7 26 (2.38%) Artifactory
8 24 (2.20%) Octopus Deploy
8 24 (2.20%) Gradle
8 24 (2.20%) NuGet
8 24 (2.20%) JIRA
9 17 (1.56%) MSI
10 14 (1.28%) Eclipse
11 13 (1.19%) Ant
12 10 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 9 (0.82%) Subversion
14 8 (0.73%) Oracle Forms
15 7 (0.64%) NUnit
15 7 (0.64%) Jenkins
15 7 (0.64%) FinalBuilder
General
1 138 (12.63%) Finance
2 47 (4.30%) Telecoms
3 36 (3.29%) Law
4 23 (2.10%) Manufacturing
5 22 (2.01%) Legal
6 21 (1.92%) Publishing
7 18 (1.65%) Pharmaceutical
8 11 (1.01%) Banking
9 10 (0.91%) Marketing
10 9 (0.82%) Retail
11 4 (0.37%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.27%) Automotive
12 3 (0.27%) Advertising
12 3 (0.27%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.27%) Local Government
13 2 (0.18%) Back Office
13 2 (0.18%) Military
14 1 (0.091%) Billing
14 1 (0.091%) Electronics
14 1 (0.091%) Games
Job Titles
1 249 (22.78%) Analyst
2 123 (11.25%) Support Engineer
3 119 (10.89%) Developer
4 106 (9.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 104 (9.52%) Support Analyst
6 97 (8.87%) Service Analyst
7 96 (8.78%) Service Desk Analyst
8 57 (5.22%) 2nd Line Support
9 51 (4.67%) 3rd Line Support
10 50 (4.57%) Desktop Support
11 47 (4.30%) Help Desk Analyst
12 41 (3.75%) IT Support
13 36 (3.29%) Consultant
14 33 (3.02%) Administrator
14 33 (3.02%) Project Manager
15 30 (2.74%) Build Engineer
15 30 (2.74%) Software Engineer
15 30 (2.74%) 1st Line Support
15 30 (2.74%) Desktop Engineer
16 28 (2.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (14.18%) .NET
2 92 (8.42%) Web Services
3 65 (5.95%) XML
4 46 (4.21%) ASP.NET
5 45 (4.12%) .NET Framework
6 33 (3.02%) WCF
6 33 (3.02%) HTML
7 30 (2.74%) SOAP
8 28 (2.56%) J2EE
9 22 (2.01%) CSS
10 19 (1.74%) Reactive Extensions
10 19 (1.74%) Managed Extensibility Framework
11 18 (1.65%) WPF
12 15 (1.37%) HTML5
12 15 (1.37%) ASP.NET MVC
13 14 (1.28%) JSON
13 14 (1.28%) Ajax
14 13 (1.19%) Silverlight
15 12 (1.10%) XHTML
16 11 (1.01%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 79 (7.23%) Blackberry
2 23 (2.10%) Clustering
3 21 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (1.83%) Replication
5 19 (1.74%) NHS
5 19 (1.74%) Video Conferencing
6 17 (1.56%) Client/Server
7 15 (1.37%) Kindle
8 14 (1.28%) Fat Client
8 14 (1.28%) Thin Client
9 13 (1.19%) Management Information System
9 13 (1.19%) Mobile App
9 13 (1.19%) iPhone
10 12 (1.10%) PKI
10 12 (1.10%) Mainframe
11 11 (1.01%) Data Integration
12 10 (0.91%) AS400
12 10 (0.91%) PMI
13 9 (0.82%) IBM XIV
14 8 (0.73%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 357 (32.66%) Windows 7
2 276 (25.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 159 (14.55%) Windows XP
4 141 (12.90%) Linux
5 131 (11.99%) Windows Server 2003
6 125 (11.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 61 (5.58%) UNIX
8 58 (5.31%) Windows 8
9 23 (2.10%) Windows Vista
10 20 (1.83%) Solaris
11 17 (1.56%) AIX
11 17 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 14 (1.28%) Android
12 14 (1.28%) Mac OS X
13 13 (1.19%) HPUX
14 11 (1.01%) Apple iOS
15 10 (0.91%) Windows 2000
16 9 (0.82%) SUSE
17 5 (0.46%) Windows Phone
18 3 (0.27%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (15.92%) ITIL
2 98 (8.97%) Migration
3 75 (6.86%) Agile Software Development
4 67 (6.13%) Configuration Management
5 64 (5.86%) E-Commerce
6 52 (4.76%) Incident Management
7 41 (3.75%) Workflow
8 39 (3.57%) CRM
9 38 (3.48%) Project Management
10 37 (3.39%) PRINCE2
11 36 (3.29%) Continuous Integration
12 34 (3.11%) Service Delivery
12 34 (3.11%) Release Management
13 31 (2.84%) Document Management
13 31 (2.84%) Automated Testing
14 30 (2.74%) MVC
15 28 (2.56%) MVVM
16 26 (2.38%) TDD
16 26 (2.38%) Service Management
16 26 (2.38%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 183 (16.74%) SQL
2 98 (8.97%) PowerShell
3 92 (8.42%) C#
4 58 (5.31%) Java
5 41 (3.75%) JavaScript
6 37 (3.39%) VB
7 29 (2.65%) C
8 25 (2.29%) Shell Script
9 22 (2.01%) VB.NET
10 18 (1.65%) Perl
11 17 (1.56%) C++
12 16 (1.46%) VBScript
12 16 (1.46%) VBA
13 15 (1.37%) T-SQL
14 13 (1.19%) Bash Shell
15 12 (1.10%) Python
16 11 (1.01%) PHP
16 11 (1.01%) PL/SQL
16 11 (1.01%) Ruby
17 6 (0.55%) VB6
Qualifications
1 70 (6.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 64 (5.86%) Security Cleared
3 49 (4.48%) SC Cleared
4 42 (3.84%) MCSE
5 37 (3.39%) Degree
6 32 (2.93%) MCITP
7 23 (2.10%) MCP
8 22 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (1.56%) CCNA
9 17 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
9 17 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 10 (0.91%) PMI Certification
11 9 (0.82%) ISEB
11 9 (0.82%) MCSA
11 9 (0.82%) MCDST
12 7 (0.64%) SAS Certification
12 7 (0.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 6 (0.55%) VCP5
13 6 (0.55%) MOS
13 6 (0.55%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (4.94%) SLA
2 20 (1.83%) QA
2 20 (1.83%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.37%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.27%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.091%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.091%) GCP
6 1 (0.091%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.091%) CDISC
6 1 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 404 (36.96%) Active Directory
2 91 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (3.57%) Hyper-V
4 36 (3.29%) XenApp
5 33 (3.02%) vSphere
6 24 (2.20%) Microsoft App-V
7 22 (2.01%) XenServer
8 20 (1.83%) Terminal Services
9 12 (1.10%) VMware ESX
10 10 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (0.73%) Firmware
12 6 (0.55%) vCloud
13 5 (0.46%) ISA Server
14 4 (0.37%) VMware Server
15 3 (0.27%) MetaFrame
15 3 (0.27%) NFS
15 3 (0.27%) KVM
15 3 (0.27%) XenDesktop
15 3 (0.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 3 (0.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 118 (10.80%) SCCM
2 56 (5.12%) SCOM
3 33 (3.02%) Backup Exec
4 31 (2.84%) Opscode Chef
5 25 (2.29%) Puppet
6 21 (1.92%) OpenView
7 18 (1.65%) NetBackup
8 17 (1.56%) WSUS
9 15 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
10 12 (1.10%) OVSD
11 6 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
11 6 (0.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 6 (0.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 5 (0.46%) Tivoli
12 5 (0.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 5 (0.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 5 (0.46%) HP SIM
12 5 (0.46%) SCVMM
13 4 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
13 4 (0.37%) Opsview
Vendors
1 376 (34.40%) Microsoft
2 192 (17.57%) Citrix
3 178 (16.29%) VMware
4 110 (10.06%) Cisco
5 98 (8.97%) HP
6 67 (6.13%) Oracle
7 43 (3.93%) IBM
8 42 (3.84%) Symantec
9 36 (3.29%) NetApp
10 28 (2.56%) Lotus
11 26 (2.38%) Red Gate
11 26 (2.38%) Dell
12 24 (2.20%) CheckPoint
12 24 (2.20%) McAfee
13 22 (2.01%) Sophos
14 21 (1.92%) Remedy
14 21 (1.92%) WatchGuard
15 19 (1.74%) Avaya
16 18 (1.65%) EMC
17 17 (1.56%) Akamai
Watford, Hertfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £90 - £110 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £110 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Essex
Aquent
Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum + Flexible working hours
Posted: 22 hours ago
Essex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £25.00 - £35.00 per hour + market rates
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Experis Ltd
Rate: £600.00 - £660.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £10 - £14 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £9 - £11 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
Proteus Europe
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £11 - £13 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Braintree, Essex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £16.16 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Information Technology Services
Rate: £15 - 18 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £170 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Premier Engineering
Rate: £35.00 - £40.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Premier Engineering
Rate: £35.00 - £40.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Essex
Red10
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago