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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 512 414 610
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 16.66% 17.45% 19.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.67% 66.77% 69.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 155 217
Average daily rate
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£336 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.27% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £137 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £310 £311
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 106 120
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.38 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% -20.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £33.30 £41.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -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
768 620 873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 24.99% 26.13% 28.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 245 341
Average daily rate £350 £275 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -19.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £140 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £447 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 117 143
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.55 £36.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 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 19 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 19 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 +5 146 £233 -7.00% 71
Hertfordshire -3 137 £310 +3.33% 51
Essex -6 84 £295 -1.66% 23
Bedfordshire -10 54 £369 +11.74% 15
Suffolk +3 43 £400 +48.83% 7
Norfolk -2 42 £288 +40.24% 13
East Anglia - 2 £570 - 1
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 19 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.

1 396 (36.63%) Active Directory
2 380 (35.15%) Microsoft
3 354 (32.75%) Windows 7
4 276 (25.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 203 (18.78%) MS Excel
6 191 (17.67%) MS Office
7 187 (17.30%) Citrix
8 184 (17.02%) SQL
9 169 (15.63%) MS Exchange
10 165 (15.26%) Windows XP
11 164 (15.17%) VMware
12 159 (14.71%) .NET
13 157 (14.52%) ITIL
14 151 (13.97%) SQL Server
15 139 (12.86%) Finance
15 139 (12.86%) Windows Server 2012
16 134 (12.40%) Windows Server 2003
17 124 (11.47%) DNS
18 122 (11.29%) Linux
19 121 (11.19%) Firewall
20 120 (11.10%) Cisco
21 110 (10.18%) Migration
22 106 (9.81%) Exchange Server 2010
23 105 (9.71%) SCCM
24 101 (9.34%) TCP/IP
25 96 (8.88%) PowerShell
26 95 (8.79%) C#
27 92 (8.51%) DHCP
28 89 (8.23%) HP
29 84 (7.77%) VMware Infrastructure

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

For the 6 months to 19 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
1 169 (15.63%) MS Exchange
2 106 (9.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 72 (6.66%) IIS
4 61 (5.64%) SharePoint
5 45 (4.16%) Exchange Server 2003
6 41 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2007
7 27 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
8 22 (2.04%) Apache
9 19 (1.76%) IBM Notes
9 19 (1.76%) SharePoint 2010
10 18 (1.67%) Confluence
11 16 (1.48%) WebSphere
11 16 (1.48%) WebLogic
12 14 (1.30%) Tomcat
12 14 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
13 11 (1.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 10 (0.93%) Lync
14 10 (0.93%) SAS
15 9 (0.83%) GlassFish
16 8 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 203 (18.78%) MS Excel
2 191 (17.67%) MS Office
3 6 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.28%) MS Project
4 3 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.28%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 27 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.83%) assyst
3 7 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.19%) Magento
4 2 (0.19%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.093%) Summit
5 1 (0.093%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.093%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 33 (3.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (1.67%) Office 365
4 9 (0.83%) IBM SmartCloud
5 7 (0.65%) SaaS
6 3 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
6 3 (0.28%) CloudFront
6 3 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.28%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.093%) PaaS
7 1 (0.093%) IaaS
7 1 (0.093%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 124 (11.47%) DNS
2 121 (11.19%) Firewall
3 101 (9.34%) TCP/IP
4 92 (8.51%) DHCP
5 81 (7.49%) SAN
6 74 (6.85%) VPN
7 63 (5.83%) LAN
8 57 (5.27%) WAN
9 38 (3.52%) VoIP
10 33 (3.05%) Internet
11 29 (2.68%) Wireless
12 27 (2.50%) FTP
13 19 (1.76%) VLAN
14 16 (1.48%) NAS
14 16 (1.48%) Cisco ASA
15 13 (1.20%) SSL
15 13 (1.20%) Reverse Proxy
15 13 (1.20%) Network Security
16 12 (1.11%) Broadband
17 11 (1.02%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (13.97%) SQL Server
2 40 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 38 (3.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 36 (3.33%) SSDT
5 21 (1.94%) SQL Server 2005
6 20 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 19 (1.76%) MySQL
8 15 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
9 14 (1.30%) Oracle Database
10 13 (1.20%) SQL Server 2000
10 13 (1.20%) NoSQL
11 12 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 12 (1.11%) DB2
12 11 (1.02%) Crystal Reports
13 10 (0.93%) Relational Database
14 8 (0.74%) DTS
15 7 (0.65%) Ingres
15 7 (0.65%) SAS Enterprise Guide
15 7 (0.65%) JasperReports
16 6 (0.56%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 71 (6.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 51 (4.72%) Git (software)
3 48 (4.44%) Visual Studio
4 47 (4.35%) TeamCity
5 38 (3.52%) MSBuild
5 38 (3.52%) Maven
6 36 (3.33%) Artifactory
7 33 (3.05%) Gradle
7 33 (3.05%) Octopus Deploy
7 33 (3.05%) NuGet
8 27 (2.50%) JIRA
9 17 (1.57%) MSI
10 10 (0.93%) Subversion
10 10 (0.93%) Ant
11 9 (0.83%) Eclipse
11 9 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (0.65%) AdminStudio
12 7 (0.65%) FinalBuilder
12 7 (0.65%) Selenium
13 6 (0.56%) Redmine
General
1 139 (12.86%) Finance
2 38 (3.52%) Telecoms
3 29 (2.68%) Law
4 23 (2.13%) Legal
5 21 (1.94%) Manufacturing
6 20 (1.85%) Publishing
7 16 (1.48%) Pharmaceutical
8 8 (0.74%) Banking
8 8 (0.74%) Retail
9 7 (0.65%) Marketing
10 5 (0.46%) French Language
11 3 (0.28%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.28%) Automotive
11 3 (0.28%) Advertising
11 3 (0.28%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.19%) Local Government
12 2 (0.19%) Back Office
13 1 (0.093%) Billing
13 1 (0.093%) Military
13 1 (0.093%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 241 (22.29%) Analyst
2 128 (11.84%) Support Engineer
3 121 (11.19%) Developer
4 113 (10.45%) Support Analyst
5 94 (8.70%) Service Analyst
6 91 (8.42%) Service Desk Analyst
7 85 (7.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 56 (5.18%) 3rd Line Support
8 56 (5.18%) 2nd Line Support
9 47 (4.35%) Desktop Support
10 45 (4.16%) IT Support
11 42 (3.89%) Help Desk Analyst
12 41 (3.79%) Consultant
13 37 (3.42%) Build Engineer
14 35 (3.24%) Project Manager
15 34 (3.15%) Build and Release Engineer
15 34 (3.15%) 1st Line Support
15 34 (3.15%) Release Engineer
16 33 (3.05%) Server Engineer
17 31 (2.87%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (14.71%) .NET
2 83 (7.68%) Web Services
3 69 (6.38%) XML
4 57 (5.27%) .NET Framework
5 50 (4.63%) ASP.NET
6 41 (3.79%) WCF
7 39 (3.61%) HTML
8 27 (2.50%) CSS
9 25 (2.31%) J2EE
10 24 (2.22%) SOAP
11 19 (1.76%) Reactive Extensions
11 19 (1.76%) Managed Extensibility Framework
12 16 (1.48%) ASP.NET MVC
13 15 (1.39%) Silverlight
14 14 (1.30%) JSON
14 14 (1.30%) XHTML
15 13 (1.20%) Ajax
16 12 (1.11%) jQuery
16 12 (1.11%) Application Packaging
16 12 (1.11%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 78 (7.22%) Blackberry
2 22 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (1.94%) Clustering
4 20 (1.85%) iPhone
5 17 (1.57%) NHS
5 17 (1.57%) Replication
6 15 (1.39%) Mainframe
6 15 (1.39%) Thin Client
6 15 (1.39%) Kindle
6 15 (1.39%) Fat Client
6 15 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
7 14 (1.30%) AS400
8 13 (1.20%) PMI
9 12 (1.11%) Mobile App
10 11 (1.02%) Client/Server
10 11 (1.02%) PKI
10 11 (1.02%) Data Integration
11 9 (0.83%) Management Information System
12 8 (0.74%) Firmware
13 7 (0.65%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 354 (32.75%) Windows 7
2 276 (25.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 165 (15.26%) Windows XP
4 139 (12.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 134 (12.40%) Windows Server 2003
6 122 (11.29%) Linux
7 71 (6.57%) Windows 8
8 49 (4.53%) UNIX
9 26 (2.41%) Windows Vista
10 21 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 19 (1.76%) AIX
12 15 (1.39%) Solaris
13 12 (1.11%) Mac OS X
14 11 (1.02%) HPUX
15 10 (0.93%) Android
15 10 (0.93%) Windows 2000
16 9 (0.83%) SUSE
17 8 (0.74%) Apple iOS
18 3 (0.28%) Windows Phone
19 2 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (14.52%) ITIL
2 110 (10.18%) Migration
3 68 (6.29%) Configuration Management
4 64 (5.92%) Agile Software Development
5 46 (4.26%) Incident Management
6 43 (3.98%) Release Management
7 42 (3.89%) Continuous Integration
8 39 (3.61%) Automated Testing
9 38 (3.52%) E-Commerce
10 37 (3.42%) PRINCE2
10 37 (3.42%) Project Management
11 36 (3.33%) Workflow
12 35 (3.24%) CRM
13 34 (3.15%) MVC
14 33 (3.05%) Automation Testing
15 27 (2.50%) Service Delivery
16 26 (2.41%) Document Management
17 25 (2.31%) DevOps
18 23 (2.13%) Disaster Recovery
19 22 (2.04%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 184 (17.02%) SQL
2 96 (8.88%) PowerShell
3 95 (8.79%) C#
4 57 (5.27%) Java
5 44 (4.07%) VB
6 43 (3.98%) JavaScript
7 29 (2.68%) C
8 26 (2.41%) Shell Script
9 25 (2.31%) VB.NET
10 23 (2.13%) T-SQL
11 19 (1.76%) VBScript
12 18 (1.67%) VBA
13 17 (1.57%) Perl
14 12 (1.11%) Bash Shell
14 12 (1.11%) C++
15 11 (1.02%) PHP
15 11 (1.02%) Ruby
16 10 (0.93%) Python
17 9 (0.83%) PL/SQL
18 8 (0.74%) VB6
Qualifications
1 64 (5.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (4.63%) Security Cleared
3 39 (3.61%) MCSE
4 37 (3.42%) SC Cleared
5 35 (3.24%) Degree
6 23 (2.13%) MCP
6 23 (2.13%) MCITP
7 18 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
9 13 (1.20%) CCNA
9 13 (1.20%) PMI Certification
9 13 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (0.74%) MCSA
11 7 (0.65%) SAS Certification
12 6 (0.56%) VCP5
12 6 (0.56%) MOS
12 6 (0.56%) A+ Certification
12 6 (0.56%) Sun Certification
13 5 (0.46%) CCNP
13 5 (0.46%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (3.70%) SLA
2 21 (1.94%) ISO 9001
3 12 (1.11%) QA
4 4 (0.37%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.28%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.19%) HL7
7 1 (0.093%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.093%) GCP
7 1 (0.093%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.093%) CDISC
System Software
1 396 (36.63%) Active Directory
2 84 (7.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (3.70%) Hyper-V
4 36 (3.33%) XenApp
5 33 (3.05%) vSphere
6 27 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
7 22 (2.04%) XenServer
8 18 (1.67%) Terminal Services
9 12 (1.11%) VMware ESX
10 5 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.46%) vCloud
10 5 (0.46%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.37%) VMware Server
11 4 (0.37%) ISA Server
11 4 (0.37%) NFS
12 3 (0.28%) MetaFrame
12 3 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (0.28%) KVM
12 3 (0.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (0.28%) Xen
Systems Management
1 105 (9.71%) SCCM
2 39 (3.61%) SCOM
3 35 (3.24%) Opscode Chef
4 32 (2.96%) Backup Exec
5 26 (2.41%) Puppet
6 20 (1.85%) OpenView
7 18 (1.67%) WSUS
8 17 (1.57%) Norton AntiVirus
9 15 (1.39%) OVSD
10 14 (1.30%) NetBackup
11 7 (0.65%) ARCserve
11 7 (0.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 6 (0.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 6 (0.56%) Opsview
12 6 (0.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 5 (0.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 5 (0.46%) SCVMM
14 4 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
14 4 (0.37%) HP SIM
15 3 (0.28%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 380 (35.15%) Microsoft
2 187 (17.30%) Citrix
3 164 (15.17%) VMware
4 120 (11.10%) Cisco
5 89 (8.23%) HP
6 63 (5.83%) Oracle
7 44 (4.07%) Symantec
8 41 (3.79%) IBM
9 36 (3.33%) NetApp
10 35 (3.24%) Red Gate
11 22 (2.04%) WatchGuard
11 22 (2.04%) Remedy
11 22 (2.04%) McAfee
11 22 (2.04%) CheckPoint
11 22 (2.04%) Dell
12 21 (1.94%) EMC
13 20 (1.85%) Lotus
14 17 (1.57%) Sophos
15 15 (1.39%) Avaya
16 14 (1.30%) Altiris
East Anglia
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Norwich, Norfolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £160 - 170 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Advantage XPO
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Sanderson
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £13 - 16 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 3 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
IT Talent Solutions
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day (Maybe more if you have all the skills)
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Nicoll Curtin
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge
Huxley Associates
Rate: £175 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Rate: £28000 - £37000 per annum + pension, cycle to work, buy-sell holiday
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £150 - £170 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Information Technology Services
Rate: £15 - 18 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Peterborough
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + negotiable
Posted: 7 days ago