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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 535 422 626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 17.01% 17.52% 20.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.15% 69.41% 71.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 151 234
Average daily rate
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£325 £295 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.16% -9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £150 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £313 £313
% change year-on-year
-0.80% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 102 121
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.85 £32.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -6.25%
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
785 608 872
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 24.95% 25.24% 28.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 235 364
Average daily rate £350 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £150 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 113 141
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 £35.00 £35.30 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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 +6 148 £236 -5.50% 68
Hertfordshire -3 128 £250 -28.57% 51
Essex -2 95 £340 -2.85% 15
Suffolk +2 57 £369 +40.47% 11
Bedfordshire -14 55 £400 +21.21% 19
Norfolk 0 48 £250 +9.89% 11
East Anglia -6 2 £570 +153.33%
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 371 (35.54%) Active Directory
2 358 (34.29%) Microsoft
3 338 (32.38%) Windows 7
4 261 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 187 (17.91%) SQL
6 182 (17.43%) MS Excel
7 176 (16.86%) Citrix
8 172 (16.48%) MS Office
9 162 (15.52%) Windows XP
9 162 (15.52%) MS Exchange
10 155 (14.85%) .NET
11 154 (14.75%) ITIL
12 150 (14.37%) VMware
13 143 (13.70%) SQL Server
14 131 (12.55%) Windows Server 2003
15 130 (12.45%) Finance
16 129 (12.36%) Windows Server 2012
17 118 (11.30%) Cisco
17 118 (11.30%) Linux
18 117 (11.21%) Firewall
19 116 (11.11%) DNS
20 109 (10.44%) Migration
21 104 (9.96%) TCP/IP
22 102 (9.77%) SCCM
23 101 (9.67%) Exchange Server 2010
24 93 (8.91%) C#
25 89 (8.52%) PowerShell
26 87 (8.33%) HP
27 83 (7.95%) DHCP
28 81 (7.76%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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
1 162 (15.52%) MS Exchange
2 101 (9.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 67 (6.42%) IIS
4 54 (5.17%) SharePoint
5 43 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2003
6 38 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2007
7 24 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2013
8 21 (2.01%) Apache
9 20 (1.92%) IBM Notes
10 18 (1.72%) WebSphere
11 17 (1.63%) Confluence
11 17 (1.63%) Tomcat
12 16 (1.53%) WebLogic
13 15 (1.44%) SharePoint 2010
14 11 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 11 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
15 10 (0.96%) MQSeries
15 10 (0.96%) Lync
16 9 (0.86%) GlassFish
17 8 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 182 (17.43%) MS Excel
2 172 (16.48%) MS Office
3 4 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.29%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.29%) MS Project
5 1 (0.096%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.096%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.096%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.096%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 26 (2.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.86%) assyst
3 6 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.29%) Magento
4 3 (0.29%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.096%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.096%) Minerva
5 1 (0.096%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.096%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.096%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 30 (2.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (1.53%) Office 365
4 9 (0.86%) IBM SmartCloud
5 7 (0.67%) SaaS
6 3 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.29%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
6 3 (0.29%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.096%) PaaS
7 1 (0.096%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.096%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 117 (11.21%) Firewall
2 116 (11.11%) DNS
3 104 (9.96%) TCP/IP
4 83 (7.95%) DHCP
5 77 (7.38%) SAN
6 65 (6.23%) VPN
7 58 (5.56%) LAN
8 54 (5.17%) WAN
9 35 (3.35%) VoIP
10 32 (3.07%) Internet
11 29 (2.78%) Wireless
12 25 (2.39%) FTP
13 18 (1.72%) NAS
14 17 (1.63%) VLAN
15 16 (1.53%) Cisco ASA
16 15 (1.44%) Reverse Proxy
16 15 (1.44%) HTTP
17 13 (1.25%) Network Security
18 11 (1.05%) NetScaler
18 11 (1.05%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (13.70%) SQL Server
2 39 (3.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 36 (3.45%) SSDT
4 32 (3.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 20 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
6 19 (1.82%) MySQL
6 19 (1.82%) Oracle Database
7 16 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
8 14 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 14 (1.34%) NoSQL
9 11 (1.05%) DB2
9 11 (1.05%) Relational Database
10 9 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
11 8 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (0.77%) Crystal Reports
11 8 (0.77%) DTS
11 8 (0.77%) Ingres
12 6 (0.57%) JasperReports
13 5 (0.48%) Oracle Exadata
14 4 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 68 (6.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 50 (4.79%) Git (software)
2 50 (4.79%) Visual Studio
3 47 (4.50%) TeamCity
4 38 (3.64%) MSBuild
5 36 (3.45%) Maven
5 36 (3.45%) Artifactory
6 33 (3.16%) Octopus Deploy
6 33 (3.16%) NuGet
6 33 (3.16%) Gradle
7 26 (2.49%) JIRA
8 17 (1.63%) MSI
9 9 (0.86%) Ant
9 9 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 9 (0.86%) Subversion
10 8 (0.77%) Selenium
11 7 (0.67%) FinalBuilder
11 7 (0.67%) JUnit
11 7 (0.67%) Eclipse
11 7 (0.67%) AdminStudio
General
1 130 (12.45%) Finance
2 28 (2.68%) Telecoms
3 26 (2.49%) Law
4 22 (2.11%) Legal
5 21 (2.01%) Manufacturing
6 13 (1.25%) Publishing
7 12 (1.15%) Retail
7 12 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
8 8 (0.77%) Marketing
8 8 (0.77%) Banking
9 5 (0.48%) French Language
10 3 (0.29%) Multimedia
10 3 (0.29%) Automotive
10 3 (0.29%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.19%) Back Office
11 2 (0.19%) Advertising
11 2 (0.19%) Local Government
12 1 (0.096%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 225 (21.55%) Analyst
2 127 (12.16%) Support Engineer
3 122 (11.69%) Developer
4 110 (10.54%) Support Analyst
5 82 (7.85%) Service Analyst
6 79 (7.57%) Service Desk Analyst
7 71 (6.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 57 (5.46%) 3rd Line Support
9 54 (5.17%) 2nd Line Support
10 47 (4.50%) Desktop Support
11 44 (4.21%) IT Support
12 38 (3.64%) Help Desk Analyst
13 37 (3.54%) Consultant
13 37 (3.54%) Build Engineer
14 35 (3.35%) Project Manager
15 34 (3.26%) 1st Line Support
15 34 (3.26%) Release Engineer
15 34 (3.26%) Build and Release Engineer
16 32 (3.07%) Server Engineer
17 29 (2.78%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (14.85%) .NET
2 81 (7.76%) Web Services
3 68 (6.51%) XML
4 58 (5.56%) .NET Framework
5 49 (4.69%) ASP.NET
6 42 (4.02%) WCF
7 40 (3.83%) HTML
8 29 (2.78%) CSS
9 26 (2.49%) SOAP
10 24 (2.30%) J2EE
11 19 (1.82%) Reactive Extensions
11 19 (1.82%) Managed Extensibility Framework
12 16 (1.53%) XHTML
13 15 (1.44%) Silverlight
13 15 (1.44%) ASP.NET MVC
14 14 (1.34%) JSON
15 13 (1.25%) Application Packaging
15 13 (1.25%) Ajax
15 13 (1.25%) HTML5
16 12 (1.15%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 69 (6.61%) Blackberry
2 22 (2.11%) iPhone
3 18 (1.72%) Replication
4 16 (1.53%) Mainframe
5 15 (1.44%) AS400
5 15 (1.44%) Clustering
5 15 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
6 14 (1.34%) Fat Client
6 14 (1.34%) NHS
6 14 (1.34%) Thin Client
7 13 (1.25%) PMI
7 13 (1.25%) Kindle
7 13 (1.25%) Mobile App
8 12 (1.15%) PKI
9 10 (0.96%) Client/Server
10 9 (0.86%) Firmware
11 7 (0.67%) Management Information System
11 7 (0.67%) Open Source
12 6 (0.57%) Smartphone
12 6 (0.57%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 338 (32.38%) Windows 7
2 261 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 162 (15.52%) Windows XP
4 131 (12.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 129 (12.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 118 (11.30%) Linux
7 64 (6.13%) Windows 8
8 50 (4.79%) UNIX
9 29 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 26 (2.49%) Windows Vista
11 18 (1.72%) AIX
12 15 (1.44%) Mac OS X
13 12 (1.15%) Solaris
14 11 (1.05%) Android
15 9 (0.86%) SUSE
15 9 (0.86%) Apple iOS
16 8 (0.77%) HPUX
17 7 (0.67%) Windows 2000
18 4 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
18 4 (0.38%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (14.75%) ITIL
2 109 (10.44%) Migration
3 62 (5.94%) Configuration Management
4 44 (4.21%) Release Management
5 43 (4.12%) Agile Software Development
6 42 (4.02%) Incident Management
7 40 (3.83%) Continuous Integration
8 39 (3.74%) Automated Testing
9 36 (3.45%) PRINCE2
9 36 (3.45%) E-Commerce
10 34 (3.26%) CRM
10 34 (3.26%) Project Management
10 34 (3.26%) Service Delivery
10 34 (3.26%) Automation Testing
11 32 (3.07%) MVC
12 31 (2.97%) Workflow
13 23 (2.20%) Disaster Recovery
13 23 (2.20%) DevOps
14 21 (2.01%) OO
14 21 (2.01%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 187 (17.91%) SQL
2 93 (8.91%) C#
3 89 (8.52%) PowerShell
4 57 (5.46%) Java
5 44 (4.21%) JavaScript
6 43 (4.12%) VB
7 29 (2.78%) Shell Script
8 27 (2.59%) T-SQL
9 26 (2.49%) C
10 21 (2.01%) VB.NET
10 21 (2.01%) VBScript
11 15 (1.44%) VBA
12 13 (1.25%) Perl
13 12 (1.15%) PHP
13 12 (1.15%) Bash Shell
14 10 (0.96%) C++
15 9 (0.86%) Ruby
16 8 (0.77%) PL/SQL
17 7 (0.67%) Python
17 7 (0.67%) VB6
Qualifications
1 65 (6.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (4.50%) Security Cleared
3 42 (4.02%) MCSE
4 34 (3.26%) Degree
5 31 (2.97%) SC Cleared
6 24 (2.30%) MCITP
7 22 (2.11%) MCP
8 18 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (1.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 13 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
10 13 (1.25%) PMI Certification
10 13 (1.25%) CCNA
11 8 (0.77%) MCSA
12 6 (0.57%) A+ Certification
12 6 (0.57%) Sun Certification
12 6 (0.57%) MCDST
12 6 (0.57%) VCP5
13 5 (0.48%) CCSE
13 5 (0.48%) CCNP
13 5 (0.48%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (3.45%) SLA
2 19 (1.82%) ISO 9001
3 8 (0.77%) QA
4 2 (0.19%) HL7
4 2 (0.19%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.19%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.096%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 371 (35.54%) Active Directory
2 72 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (3.93%) Hyper-V
4 36 (3.45%) XenApp
5 31 (2.97%) vSphere
6 25 (2.39%) Microsoft App-V
7 19 (1.82%) XenServer
8 18 (1.72%) Terminal Services
9 10 (0.96%) VMware ESX
10 6 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.48%) NFS
11 5 (0.48%) KVM
11 5 (0.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 4 (0.38%) VMware Server
12 4 (0.38%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.38%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.29%) Xen
13 3 (0.29%) vCloud
14 2 (0.19%) VMFS
14 2 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 102 (9.77%) SCCM
2 38 (3.64%) Opscode Chef
3 31 (2.97%) SCOM
4 28 (2.68%) Puppet
5 26 (2.49%) Backup Exec
6 19 (1.82%) WSUS
7 18 (1.72%) OpenView
8 16 (1.53%) Norton AntiVirus
9 13 (1.25%) OVSD
10 10 (0.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 8 (0.77%) NetBackup
11 8 (0.77%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 7 (0.67%) ARCserve
13 6 (0.57%) Opsview
13 6 (0.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 5 (0.48%) SCVMM
15 4 (0.38%) HP SIM
16 3 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 3 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
16 3 (0.29%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 358 (34.29%) Microsoft
2 176 (16.86%) Citrix
3 150 (14.37%) VMware
4 118 (11.30%) Cisco
5 87 (8.33%) HP
6 66 (6.32%) Oracle
7 44 (4.21%) Symantec
8 35 (3.35%) NetApp
8 35 (3.35%) Red Gate
9 33 (3.16%) IBM
10 23 (2.20%) Dell
11 22 (2.11%) McAfee
12 21 (2.01%) Lotus
12 21 (2.01%) CheckPoint
13 20 (1.92%) Red Hat
14 19 (1.82%) WatchGuard
15 18 (1.72%) Remedy
16 16 (1.53%) EMC
17 15 (1.44%) Avaya
17 15 (1.44%) Sophos
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Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Rate: £140 - 150 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
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Information Technology Services
Rate: £15 - 18 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Colchester, Essex
Information Technology Services
Rate: £15 - 18 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £10 - £11 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Welwyn Garden City
PayPoint
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £25 - £35 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Capita Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £1 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £325 - £375 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
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Austin Fraser
Rate: £14 - £16 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
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Streamline Connections
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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LEXSTRA
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum
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