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 7 July 2015 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 468 558 411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 15.81% 19.34% 17.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.74% 71.81% 68.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 252 173
Average daily rate
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£300 £250 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -14.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £132 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £443 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 106 94
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.25 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.59% -6.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £26.80 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -6.45%
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
758 777 603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 25.61% 26.93% 26.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 414 376 235
Average daily rate £330 £270 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 124 111
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.45 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%

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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 2015. 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
Hertfordshire +3 146 £324 +29.62% 53
Cambridgeshire -1 113 £315 +53.65% 71
Essex -4 82 £363 +11.53% 36
Norfolk +2 55 £175 -12.50% 6
Bedfordshire 0 39 £200 -36.75% 27
Suffolk +1 33 £394 +26.00% 12
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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.

1 405 (42.77%) Active Directory
2 339 (35.80%) Microsoft
3 251 (26.50%) VMware
4 250 (26.40%) Windows 7
5 217 (22.91%) Citrix
5 217 (22.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 173 (18.27%) Linux
7 171 (18.06%) Windows Server 2003
8 170 (17.95%) ITIL
9 161 (17.00%) SQL Server
10 160 (16.90%) Windows Server 2012
11 159 (16.79%) MS Office
12 156 (16.47%) SQL
13 141 (14.89%) MS Excel
14 123 (12.99%) HP
15 116 (12.25%) Cisco
15 116 (12.25%) MS Exchange
16 114 (12.04%) VMware Infrastructure
17 111 (11.72%) Finance
18 106 (11.19%) SAN
19 104 (10.98%) DNS
20 96 (10.14%) UNIX
20 96 (10.14%) SCCM
21 94 (9.93%) Firewall
22 92 (9.71%) Migration
23 87 (9.19%) .NET
23 87 (9.19%) SharePoint
24 84 (8.87%) Symantec
25 82 (8.66%) Oracle
26 81 (8.55%) Windows XP

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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
1 116 (12.25%) MS Exchange
2 87 (9.19%) SharePoint
3 57 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2010
4 53 (5.60%) IIS
5 36 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2003
6 33 (3.48%) BizTalk Server
7 28 (2.96%) IBM Notes
7 28 (2.96%) WebSphere
8 24 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2007
9 19 (2.01%) Lync
10 18 (1.90%) Apache
11 15 (1.58%) WebLogic
12 12 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
12 12 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
13 11 (1.16%) JBoss
13 11 (1.16%) Tomcat
14 10 (1.06%) Lotus Domino
15 8 (0.84%) Documentum
15 8 (0.84%) GlassFish
15 8 (0.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 159 (16.79%) MS Office
2 141 (14.89%) MS Excel
3 6 (0.63%) SOLIDWORKS
4 5 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.42%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.21%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.21%) Doxygen
6 2 (0.21%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 26 (2.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.16%) SAP CRM
3 7 (0.74%) Oracle Retail
4 4 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.21%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.11%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.11%) TeleForm
7 1 (0.11%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.11%) Tridion
7 1 (0.11%) Agresso
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 26 (2.75%) Office 365
2 18 (1.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.53%) IBM SmartCloud
4 4 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (0.42%) IaaS
5 3 (0.32%) PaaS
6 2 (0.21%) Taleo
7 1 (0.11%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.11%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 106 (11.19%) SAN
2 104 (10.98%) DNS
3 94 (9.93%) Firewall
4 76 (8.03%) DHCP
5 49 (5.17%) TCP/IP
6 45 (4.75%) WAN
7 44 (4.65%) LAN
8 34 (3.59%) VPN
9 31 (3.27%) Internet
10 24 (2.53%) Wireless
11 22 (2.32%) Cisco ASA
12 20 (2.11%) Network Security
13 19 (2.01%) VLAN
13 19 (2.01%) LDAP
14 17 (1.80%) NAS
15 14 (1.48%) VoIP
16 12 (1.27%) Telnet
17 11 (1.16%) Intranet
18 10 (1.06%) SSH
18 10 (1.06%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (17.00%) SQL Server
2 31 (3.27%) Relational Database
3 29 (3.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 25 (2.64%) SQL Server 2012
5 21 (2.22%) MySQL
5 21 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
6 13 (1.37%) Hadoop
7 12 (1.27%) Big Data
8 11 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (0.84%) Oracle Database
10 6 (0.63%) MongoDB
10 6 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (0.42%) Apache Hive
11 4 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
12 3 (0.32%) EDMS
12 3 (0.32%) Amazon Redshift
12 3 (0.32%) DB2
12 3 (0.32%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 21 (2.22%) Eclipse
2 20 (2.11%) Visual Studio
2 20 (2.11%) Ant
3 19 (2.01%) SoapUI
4 17 (1.80%) Git (software)
5 16 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (1.48%) JIRA
7 13 (1.37%) Subversion
8 11 (1.16%) Jenkins
9 10 (1.06%) Toad
10 8 (0.84%) Selenium
11 7 (0.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 7 (0.74%) MSI
12 6 (0.63%) Maven
13 4 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (0.42%) JUnit
13 4 (0.42%) Oracle Forms
13 4 (0.42%) Robot Framework
14 3 (0.32%) GCC
14 3 (0.32%) TestLink
General
1 111 (11.72%) Finance
2 26 (2.75%) Retail
3 22 (2.32%) Telecoms
4 17 (1.80%) Legal
4 17 (1.80%) Marketing
5 16 (1.69%) Law
6 13 (1.37%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.16%) Banking
8 10 (1.06%) Local Government
9 8 (0.84%) French Language
10 6 (0.63%) Electronics
11 5 (0.53%) Publishing
11 5 (0.53%) Automotive
12 3 (0.32%) German Language
13 2 (0.21%) Avionics
14 1 (0.11%) Billing
14 1 (0.11%) Italian Language
14 1 (0.11%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.11%) Military
14 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 229 (24.18%) Analyst
2 92 (9.71%) Support Analyst
3 91 (9.61%) Service Analyst
3 91 (9.61%) Service Desk Analyst
4 86 (9.08%) Support Engineer
5 79 (8.34%) Developer
6 63 (6.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 59 (6.23%) Desktop Support
8 58 (6.12%) Architect
9 49 (5.17%) 1st Line Support
10 48 (5.07%) Consultant
11 45 (4.75%) 2nd Line Support
12 44 (4.65%) Administrator
13 36 (3.80%) Help Desk Analyst
14 33 (3.48%) 3rd Line Support
14 33 (3.48%) Java Developer
14 33 (3.48%) IT Support
15 31 (3.27%) Desktop Engineer
16 27 (2.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 26 (2.75%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (9.19%) .NET
2 58 (6.12%) XML
3 45 (4.75%) Web Services
4 43 (4.54%) HTML
5 35 (3.70%) J2EE
6 34 (3.59%) CSS
6 34 (3.59%) .NET Framework
7 31 (3.27%) HTML5
8 30 (3.17%) SOAP
9 25 (2.64%) Ajax
10 20 (2.11%) XHTML
10 20 (2.11%) ASP.NET
11 19 (2.01%) TopLink
11 19 (2.01%) EclipseLink
12 17 (1.80%) JAX-RS
12 17 (1.80%) JAX-WS
13 16 (1.69%) WPF
14 15 (1.58%) WCF
14 15 (1.58%) ADO
15 10 (1.06%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 47 (4.96%) Blackberry
1 47 (4.96%) Data Centre
2 40 (4.22%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (3.17%) Client/Server
4 23 (2.43%) Clustering
5 21 (2.22%) Management Information System
6 19 (2.01%) Replication
7 18 (1.90%) HP Storage
8 16 (1.69%) Visualisation
9 12 (1.27%) iPhone
10 11 (1.16%) N-Tier
10 11 (1.16%) NHS
10 11 (1.16%) Computer Science
11 10 (1.06%) iPad
11 10 (1.06%) HP StoreVirtual
12 9 (0.95%) Mobile App
12 9 (0.95%) CLARiiON
13 8 (0.84%) PKI
14 7 (0.74%) Kindle
15 6 (0.63%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 250 (26.40%) Windows 7
2 217 (22.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 173 (18.27%) Linux
4 171 (18.06%) Windows Server 2003
5 160 (16.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 96 (10.14%) UNIX
7 81 (8.55%) Windows XP
8 44 (4.65%) Windows 8
9 40 (4.22%) Solaris
10 31 (3.27%) Android
11 21 (2.22%) Windows 2000 Server
12 18 (1.90%) Mac OS X
13 14 (1.48%) Apple iOS
14 13 (1.37%) Debian
15 12 (1.27%) AIX
16 11 (1.16%) Windows Vista
17 10 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 6 (0.63%) Windows Phone
18 6 (0.63%) Data ONTAP
18 6 (0.63%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (17.95%) ITIL
2 92 (9.71%) Migration
3 57 (6.02%) Incident Management
3 57 (6.02%) Service Delivery
4 48 (5.07%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (4.33%) Project Management
6 38 (4.01%) Change Management
7 35 (3.70%) CRM
8 34 (3.59%) Content Management
9 32 (3.38%) User Stories
10 31 (3.27%) OO
11 30 (3.17%) Change Control
12 27 (2.85%) Document Management
13 24 (2.53%) Scrum
13 24 (2.53%) Capacity Planning
14 22 (2.32%) Stakeholder Management
14 22 (2.32%) Configuration Management
15 21 (2.22%) SDLC
16 20 (2.11%) TDD
16 20 (2.11%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 156 (16.47%) SQL
2 65 (6.86%) Java
3 54 (5.70%) C#
4 50 (5.28%) PowerShell
5 45 (4.75%) JavaScript
6 31 (3.27%) Python
7 26 (2.75%) VB
8 23 (2.43%) Perl
9 21 (2.22%) C++
9 21 (2.22%) Bash Shell
10 20 (2.11%) Shell Script
11 18 (1.90%) C
12 16 (1.69%) T-SQL
13 9 (0.95%) VB.NET
14 7 (0.74%) VBScript
14 7 (0.74%) PHP
15 5 (0.53%) Embedded C++
15 5 (0.53%) Korn
16 4 (0.42%) VB6
16 4 (0.42%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 63 (6.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 62 (6.55%) Security Cleared
3 47 (4.96%) Degree
4 41 (4.33%) MCSE
5 40 (4.22%) SC Cleared
6 28 (2.96%) MCP
6 28 (2.96%) Cisco Certification
7 27 (2.85%) CCNA
8 13 (1.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 12 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 10 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (0.95%) CISSP
12 8 (0.84%) PMI Certification
13 7 (0.74%) MCITP
13 7 (0.74%) CISM
13 7 (0.74%) Citrix Certification
13 7 (0.74%) MCSA
14 6 (0.63%) PMP
14 6 (0.63%) MCDST
15 5 (0.53%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (6.97%) SLA
2 7 (0.74%) ISO 9001
3 6 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.63%) QA
4 4 (0.42%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.11%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.11%) GxP
System Software
1 405 (42.77%) Active Directory
2 114 (12.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 78 (8.24%) Hyper-V
4 45 (4.75%) vSphere
5 44 (4.65%) XenApp
6 32 (3.38%) VMware ESXi
7 31 (3.27%) VMware ESX
8 26 (2.75%) Xen
9 20 (2.11%) Terminal Services
10 17 (1.80%) Microsoft App-V
11 12 (1.27%) Firmware
11 12 (1.27%) XenServer
12 10 (1.06%) Terminal Server
13 7 (0.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 6 (0.63%) Tivoli Directory Server
14 6 (0.63%) vCloud
15 4 (0.42%) ProxySG
16 3 (0.32%) RACF
16 3 (0.32%) ACF2
16 3 (0.32%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 96 (10.14%) SCCM
2 37 (3.91%) SCOM
3 33 (3.48%) Backup Exec
4 16 (1.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 12 (1.27%) Tivoli
5 12 (1.27%) Puppet
6 10 (1.06%) ARCserve
7 8 (0.84%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 8 (0.84%) CA Single Sign-On
7 8 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (0.63%) WSUS
8 6 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (0.63%) AirWatch
9 5 (0.53%) Novell Identity Manager
9 5 (0.53%) NetBackup
9 5 (0.53%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 4 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (0.42%) OVSD
10 4 (0.42%) Nessus
Vendors
1 339 (35.80%) Microsoft
2 251 (26.50%) VMware
3 217 (22.91%) Citrix
4 123 (12.99%) HP
5 116 (12.25%) Cisco
6 84 (8.87%) Symantec
7 82 (8.66%) Oracle
8 49 (5.17%) IBM
9 42 (4.44%) Dell
10 29 (3.06%) SAP
10 29 (3.06%) NetApp
11 28 (2.96%) Lotus
12 25 (2.64%) EMC
12 25 (2.64%) McAfee
13 23 (2.43%) Red Hat
14 21 (2.22%) Hitachi
14 21 (2.22%) Adobe
15 19 (2.01%) Cyber-Ark
16 18 (1.90%) 3PAR
16 18 (1.90%) Apple
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