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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 537 418 617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 16.88% 17.22% 20.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.46% 69.55% 71.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 158 232
Average daily rate
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£310 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £150 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £318 £315
% change year-on-year
-5.25% +0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 101 118
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £10.50 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £32.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
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
796 601 867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 25.02% 24.75% 28.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 243 367
Average daily rate £325 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £169 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 113 137
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -21.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.60 £36.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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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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 +5 147 £229 -8.50% 57
Hertfordshire -1 122 £235 -32.85% 62
Essex -1 99 £281 -16.66% 16
Suffolk +2 57 £356 +46.15% 16
Norfolk +3 56 £245 +4.25% 9
Bedfordshire -15 51 £400 +21.21% 26
East Anglia -3 2 £570 +153.33% 1
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 360 (34.65%) Microsoft
2 355 (34.17%) Active Directory
3 348 (33.49%) Windows 7
4 265 (25.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 185 (17.81%) SQL
6 180 (17.32%) MS Excel
7 174 (16.75%) Citrix
8 165 (15.88%) Windows XP
9 162 (15.59%) MS Office
10 156 (15.01%) MS Exchange
11 150 (14.44%) .NET
12 148 (14.24%) ITIL
12 148 (14.24%) VMware
13 147 (14.15%) SQL Server
14 132 (12.70%) Windows Server 2003
15 127 (12.22%) Finance
16 124 (11.93%) Windows Server 2012
17 116 (11.16%) Linux
18 112 (10.78%) DNS
19 110 (10.59%) Firewall
20 107 (10.30%) Cisco
21 106 (10.20%) Migration
22 102 (9.82%) TCP/IP
23 98 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2010
24 96 (9.24%) SCCM
25 91 (8.76%) C#
26 89 (8.57%) PowerShell
27 86 (8.28%) HP
28 79 (7.60%) Web Services
29 78 (7.51%) DHCP

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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
1 156 (15.01%) MS Exchange
2 98 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 64 (6.16%) IIS
4 51 (4.91%) SharePoint
5 42 (4.04%) Exchange Server 2003
6 35 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2007
7 22 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2013
8 20 (1.92%) Apache
9 18 (1.73%) IBM Notes
9 18 (1.73%) Tomcat
9 18 (1.73%) WebSphere
10 17 (1.64%) Confluence
10 17 (1.64%) WebLogic
11 13 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
12 11 (1.06%) Lync
12 11 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 11 (1.06%) MQSeries
13 9 (0.87%) GlassFish
13 9 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
14 8 (0.77%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 180 (17.32%) MS Excel
2 162 (15.59%) MS Office
3 4 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.29%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.29%) MS Project
5 2 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.19%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.19%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.096%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 24 (2.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.87%) assyst
3 6 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.29%) Magento
4 3 (0.29%) Oracle CRM
5 2 (0.19%) WebTrends
5 2 (0.19%) SiteCatalyst
6 1 (0.096%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.096%) Minerva
6 1 (0.096%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 27 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (1.64%) Office 365
4 9 (0.87%) IBM SmartCloud
5 6 (0.58%) SaaS
6 3 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.29%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.29%) CloudFront
6 3 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.096%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.096%) PaaS
7 1 (0.096%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 112 (10.78%) DNS
2 110 (10.59%) Firewall
3 102 (9.82%) TCP/IP
4 78 (7.51%) DHCP
5 72 (6.93%) SAN
6 64 (6.16%) VPN
7 56 (5.39%) LAN
8 53 (5.10%) WAN
9 34 (3.27%) Internet
10 33 (3.18%) VoIP
11 29 (2.79%) Wireless
12 27 (2.60%) FTP
13 18 (1.73%) NAS
14 16 (1.54%) Reverse Proxy
15 15 (1.44%) VLAN
15 15 (1.44%) HTTP
16 14 (1.35%) NetScaler
16 14 (1.35%) Cisco ASA
17 13 (1.25%) Network Security
18 11 (1.06%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (14.15%) SQL Server
2 40 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 36 (3.46%) SSDT
4 28 (2.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 27 (2.60%) SQL Server 2005
6 20 (1.92%) Oracle Database
7 19 (1.83%) MySQL
8 18 (1.73%) Ingres
9 15 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
9 15 (1.44%) NoSQL
10 12 (1.15%) DB2
10 12 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 11 (1.06%) Relational Database
12 9 (0.87%) SQL Server 2000
12 9 (0.87%) DTS
12 9 (0.87%) Crystal Reports
13 7 (0.67%) JasperReports
14 6 (0.58%) MS Access
14 6 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 5 (0.48%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 67 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 51 (4.91%) Visual Studio
3 50 (4.81%) Git (software)
4 47 (4.52%) TeamCity
5 38 (3.66%) MSBuild
6 36 (3.46%) Maven
6 36 (3.46%) Artifactory
7 33 (3.18%) Gradle
7 33 (3.18%) NuGet
7 33 (3.18%) Octopus Deploy
8 26 (2.50%) JIRA
9 18 (1.73%) MSI
10 9 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 9 (0.87%) Subversion
11 8 (0.77%) Ant
11 8 (0.77%) Selenium
12 7 (0.67%) FinalBuilder
12 7 (0.67%) AdminStudio
12 7 (0.67%) JUnit
12 7 (0.67%) NUnit
General
1 127 (12.22%) Finance
2 26 (2.50%) Telecoms
3 23 (2.21%) Law
4 22 (2.12%) Manufacturing
5 20 (1.92%) Legal
6 14 (1.35%) Retail
7 12 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
8 11 (1.06%) Publishing
9 7 (0.67%) Marketing
9 7 (0.67%) Banking
10 5 (0.48%) French Language
11 3 (0.29%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.29%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.29%) Automotive
12 2 (0.19%) Back Office
12 2 (0.19%) Local Government
13 1 (0.096%) Electronics
13 1 (0.096%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 219 (21.08%) Analyst
2 138 (13.28%) Developer
3 123 (11.84%) Support Engineer
4 107 (10.30%) Support Analyst
5 80 (7.70%) Service Analyst
6 77 (7.41%) Service Desk Analyst
7 66 (6.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 57 (5.49%) 3rd Line Support
9 52 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
10 44 (4.23%) Desktop Support
11 43 (4.14%) IT Support
12 37 (3.56%) Build Engineer
13 36 (3.46%) Help Desk Analyst
14 35 (3.37%) 1st Line Support
14 35 (3.37%) Server Engineer
15 34 (3.27%) Build and Release Engineer
15 34 (3.27%) Release Engineer
16 33 (3.18%) Consultant
17 32 (3.08%) Project Manager
18 29 (2.79%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (14.44%) .NET
2 79 (7.60%) Web Services
3 76 (7.31%) XML
4 57 (5.49%) .NET Framework
5 50 (4.81%) HTML
6 49 (4.72%) ASP.NET
7 40 (3.85%) WCF
8 38 (3.66%) CSS
9 25 (2.41%) J2EE
10 24 (2.31%) SOAP
11 19 (1.83%) XHTML
12 17 (1.64%) Reactive Extensions
12 17 (1.64%) Managed Extensibility Framework
13 16 (1.54%) JSON
13 16 (1.54%) Ajax
14 15 (1.44%) ASP.NET MVC
15 14 (1.35%) Silverlight
15 14 (1.35%) Application Packaging
16 13 (1.25%) jQuery
16 13 (1.25%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 64 (6.16%) Blackberry
2 21 (2.02%) iPhone
3 19 (1.83%) Replication
4 17 (1.64%) Mainframe
5 16 (1.54%) Clustering
5 16 (1.54%) NHS
6 15 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
7 14 (1.35%) AS400
7 14 (1.35%) Thin Client
7 14 (1.35%) Mobile App
7 14 (1.35%) Fat Client
8 12 (1.15%) PMI
8 12 (1.15%) PKI
9 11 (1.06%) Kindle
10 10 (0.96%) Client/Server
11 9 (0.87%) Firmware
12 7 (0.67%) Informatics
12 7 (0.67%) Open Source
12 7 (0.67%) Management Information System
13 6 (0.58%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 348 (33.49%) Windows 7
2 265 (25.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 165 (15.88%) Windows XP
4 132 (12.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 124 (11.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 116 (11.16%) Linux
7 61 (5.87%) Windows 8
8 56 (5.39%) UNIX
9 30 (2.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 26 (2.50%) Windows Vista
11 19 (1.83%) AIX
12 15 (1.44%) Mac OS X
13 12 (1.15%) Solaris
13 12 (1.15%) Android
14 10 (0.96%) SUSE
14 10 (0.96%) Apple iOS
15 7 (0.67%) HPUX
15 7 (0.67%) Windows 2000
16 5 (0.48%) Windows Phone
17 4 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (14.24%) ITIL
2 106 (10.20%) Migration
3 64 (6.16%) Configuration Management
4 44 (4.23%) Release Management
5 41 (3.95%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
7 39 (3.75%) Automated Testing
8 37 (3.56%) Incident Management
9 34 (3.27%) Automation Testing
9 34 (3.27%) Project Management
10 32 (3.08%) CRM
10 32 (3.08%) E-Commerce
10 32 (3.08%) PRINCE2
11 31 (2.98%) Service Delivery
12 29 (2.79%) MVC
13 28 (2.69%) Workflow
14 24 (2.31%) Disaster Recovery
15 22 (2.12%) DevOps
16 21 (2.02%) OO
17 20 (1.92%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 185 (17.81%) SQL
2 91 (8.76%) C#
3 89 (8.57%) PowerShell
4 58 (5.58%) Java
5 53 (5.10%) JavaScript
6 48 (4.62%) VB
7 34 (3.27%) Shell Script
8 31 (2.98%) T-SQL
9 26 (2.50%) C
10 25 (2.41%) VBScript
11 21 (2.02%) VBA
12 20 (1.92%) VB.NET
13 13 (1.25%) Perl
13 13 (1.25%) VB6
14 12 (1.15%) PHP
14 12 (1.15%) Bash Shell
15 10 (0.96%) C++
16 9 (0.87%) Ruby
17 8 (0.77%) PL/SQL
18 6 (0.58%) Python
Qualifications
1 67 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (4.62%) Security Cleared
3 42 (4.04%) MCSE
4 33 (3.18%) Degree
5 31 (2.98%) SC Cleared
6 24 (2.31%) MCITP
7 22 (2.12%) MCP
8 15 (1.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 14 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
11 12 (1.15%) PMI Certification
12 9 (0.87%) CCNA
13 8 (0.77%) MCSA
14 7 (0.67%) Sun Certification
15 6 (0.58%) A+ Certification
15 6 (0.58%) VCP5
15 6 (0.58%) MCDST
16 5 (0.48%) CCNP
16 5 (0.48%) ISEB
16 5 (0.48%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.27%) SLA
2 17 (1.64%) ISO 9001
3 9 (0.87%) QA
4 2 (0.19%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.19%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.19%) HL7
5 1 (0.096%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 355 (34.17%) Active Directory
2 73 (7.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (4.14%) Hyper-V
4 40 (3.85%) XenApp
5 27 (2.60%) Microsoft App-V
6 26 (2.50%) vSphere
7 17 (1.64%) XenServer
8 16 (1.54%) Terminal Services
9 10 (0.96%) VMware ESX
10 7 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (0.58%) KVM
12 5 (0.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 5 (0.48%) NFS
13 4 (0.38%) ISA Server
13 4 (0.38%) VMware Server
13 4 (0.38%) XenDesktop
14 3 (0.29%) Xen
14 3 (0.29%) vCloud
15 2 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.19%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 96 (9.24%) SCCM
2 38 (3.66%) Opscode Chef
3 28 (2.69%) Puppet
4 27 (2.60%) SCOM
5 24 (2.31%) Backup Exec
6 18 (1.73%) OpenView
7 17 (1.64%) WSUS
8 15 (1.44%) Norton AntiVirus
9 13 (1.25%) OVSD
10 11 (1.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 8 (0.77%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 7 (0.67%) ARCserve
12 7 (0.67%) NetBackup
13 6 (0.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 6 (0.58%) Opsview
14 5 (0.48%) SCVMM
15 4 (0.38%) HP SIM
16 3 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
16 3 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
16 3 (0.29%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 360 (34.65%) Microsoft
2 174 (16.75%) Citrix
3 148 (14.24%) VMware
4 107 (10.30%) Cisco
5 86 (8.28%) HP
6 66 (6.35%) Oracle
7 43 (4.14%) Symantec
8 35 (3.37%) NetApp
8 35 (3.37%) Red Gate
9 32 (3.08%) IBM
10 22 (2.12%) Dell
11 21 (2.02%) McAfee
12 20 (1.92%) Red Hat
13 19 (1.83%) Lotus
14 18 (1.73%) Remedy
14 18 (1.73%) CheckPoint
15 16 (1.54%) WatchGuard
16 14 (1.35%) Altiris
16 14 (1.35%) Sophos
16 14 (1.35%) Avaya
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