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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 387 466 496
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 15.70% 16.89% 16.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.84% 62.97% 70.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 238 214
Median daily rate £325 £291 £278
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.58% +4.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £125 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 86 75
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +16.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.79 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 £40.00 £27.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+1.63% +1.66%
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
579 740 703
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 23.49% 26.82% 23.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 370 306
Median daily rate £348 £315 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.31% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £165 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £438 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 105 95
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £9.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.20 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 May 2016.

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 25 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the East of England region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex +4 111 £348 +11.20% 24
Hertfordshire -2 91 £265 -24.28% 32
Cambridgeshire +1 85 £355 +20.33% 56
Suffolk -3 43 £300 -25.00% 9
Bedfordshire +4 30 £350 +75.00% 11
Norfolk -6 27 £188 +7.14% 6
East Anglia - 1 - -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Windows.

1 313 (41.84%) Active Directory
2 252 (33.69%) Microsoft
3 237 (31.68%) Windows 7
4 201 (26.87%) Windows Server
5 177 (23.66%) MS Office
6 161 (21.52%) VMware
7 153 (20.45%) MS Excel
8 150 (20.05%) Citrix
9 131 (17.51%) ITIL
10 126 (16.84%) Finance
11 125 (16.71%) SQL
12 123 (16.44%) Linux
13 109 (14.57%) Windows Server 2008
14 105 (14.04%) Windows Server 2012
15 91 (12.17%) SQL Server
16 84 (11.23%) VMware Infrastructure
17 83 (11.10%) SCCM
18 82 (10.96%) MS Exchange
19 75 (10.03%) Windows 8
20 72 (9.63%) Security Cleared
20 72 (9.63%) Incident Management
20 72 (9.63%) Unix
21 64 (8.56%) Windows Server 2003
21 64 (8.56%) Oracle
21 64 (8.56%) DNS
22 63 (8.42%) Office 365
23 62 (8.29%) Migration
24 60 (8.02%) .NET
25 59 (7.89%) Data Centre
26 58 (7.75%) Windows XP

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 82 (10.96%) MS Exchange
2 57 (7.62%) SharePoint
3 56 (7.49%) IIS
4 31 (4.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 25 (3.34%) Apache
6 23 (3.07%) Skype for Business
7 20 (2.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 19 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2013
9 18 (2.41%) Tomcat
10 14 (1.87%) BizTalk Server
10 14 (1.87%) IBM Notes
11 13 (1.74%) IBM Domino
11 13 (1.74%) WebLogic
12 11 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
13 9 (1.20%) JBoss
13 9 (1.20%) SAS
14 8 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2003
14 8 (1.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 8 (1.07%) WebSphere
15 7 (0.94%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 177 (23.66%) MS Office
2 153 (20.45%) MS Excel
3 4 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (0.53%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.27%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.27%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.13%) MS Project
5 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (1.07%) Maximo
1 8 (1.07%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.27%) BASE24
6 1 (0.13%) assyst
6 1 (0.13%) AWD
6 1 (0.13%) CODA-Financials
6 1 (0.13%) Cognos Planning
6 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.13%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 63 (8.42%) Office 365
2 42 (5.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (4.41%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (2.14%) SaaS
5 15 (2.01%) IaaS
6 9 (1.20%) PaaS
7 7 (0.94%) OneDrive
8 4 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.40%) IBM SmartCloud
9 3 (0.40%) Yammer
10 2 (0.27%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.27%) IBM PureFlex
11 1 (0.13%) GitHub
11 1 (0.13%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 64 (8.56%) DNS
2 47 (6.28%) LAN
3 44 (5.88%) SAN
4 43 (5.75%) WAN
5 40 (5.35%) TCP/IP
6 39 (5.21%) Firewall
7 28 (3.74%) DHCP
8 21 (2.81%) Internet
9 16 (2.14%) VPN
10 14 (1.87%) VoIP
10 14 (1.87%) Wireless
11 13 (1.74%) HTTP
11 13 (1.74%) LDAP
12 11 (1.47%) SSL
12 11 (1.47%) VLAN
13 10 (1.34%) NAS
13 10 (1.34%) Network Security
14 7 (0.94%) Wi-Fi
15 6 (0.80%) NetScaler
16 5 (0.67%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (12.17%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.14%) MySQL
2 16 (2.14%) Relational Database
3 15 (2.01%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
5 13 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (1.07%) Amazon RDS
7 8 (1.07%) Amazon Redshift
7 8 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (1.07%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (0.94%) SQL Server 2014
9 6 (0.80%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.53%) Data Mart
10 4 (0.53%) DB2
10 4 (0.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (0.53%) SAP Data Services
11 3 (0.40%) Data Mining
11 3 (0.40%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 11 (1.47%) Git (software)
1 11 (1.47%) JIRA
2 10 (1.34%) Subversion
3 6 (0.80%) Ant
3 6 (0.80%) ClearCase
3 6 (0.80%) Eclipse
3 6 (0.80%) Jenkins
3 6 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.53%) Bugzilla
4 4 (0.53%) Maven
4 4 (0.53%) MSI
4 4 (0.53%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.40%) JUnit
5 3 (0.40%) SoapUI
5 3 (0.40%) TestDirector
5 3 (0.40%) VisualVM
6 2 (0.27%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.27%) SonarQube
6 2 (0.27%) Travis CI
6 2 (0.27%) YourKit
General
1 126 (16.84%) Finance
2 37 (4.95%) Law
3 24 (3.21%) Telecoms
4 17 (2.27%) Retail
5 14 (1.87%) Advertising
6 13 (1.74%) Local Government
7 10 (1.34%) Banking
8 8 (1.07%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.80%) Electronics
9 6 (0.80%) Legal
9 6 (0.80%) Marketing
9 6 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.67%) Automotive
11 4 (0.53%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.53%) Avionics
11 4 (0.53%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.40%) French Language
12 3 (0.40%) Military
13 2 (0.27%) Back Office
13 2 (0.27%) German Language
Job Titles
1 178 (23.80%) Analyst
2 83 (11.10%) Service Analyst
3 82 (10.96%) Support Engineer
4 79 (10.56%) Service Desk Analyst
5 78 (10.43%) Support Analyst
6 67 (8.96%) Desktop Support
7 66 (8.82%) Help Desk Analyst
8 59 (7.89%) Architect
9 49 (6.55%) Developer
10 46 (6.15%) 2nd Line Support
11 44 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
12 36 (4.81%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 34 (4.55%) Consultant
14 31 (4.14%) Project Manager
15 29 (3.88%) Administrator
15 29 (3.88%) Applications Support
15 29 (3.88%) Help Desk Support
16 28 (3.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 28 (3.74%) IT Analyst
17 27 (3.61%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (8.02%) .NET
2 28 (3.74%) XML
3 27 (3.61%) HTML
4 24 (3.21%) Web Services
5 23 (3.07%) WCF
6 16 (2.14%) ASP.NET
6 16 (2.14%) CSS
7 15 (2.01%) Middleware
7 15 (2.01%) SOAP
7 15 (2.01%) WPF
8 12 (1.60%) Ajax
9 11 (1.47%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (1.20%) Classic ASP
11 8 (1.07%) .NET Framework
11 8 (1.07%) jQuery
11 8 (1.07%) JSON
12 7 (0.94%) SAML
13 6 (0.80%) HTML5
13 6 (0.80%) J2EE
13 6 (0.80%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 59 (7.89%) Data Centre
2 54 (7.22%) Blackberry
3 20 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (2.67%) Clustering
4 12 (1.60%) Driving Licence
4 12 (1.60%) NHS
5 11 (1.47%) iPad
5 11 (1.47%) iPhone
6 10 (1.34%) Computer Science
7 9 (1.20%) PKI
8 8 (1.07%) Data Protection Act
9 7 (0.94%) Client/Server
10 6 (0.80%) Fat Client
10 6 (0.80%) Hedge funds
10 6 (0.80%) Management Information System
10 6 (0.80%) Mobile App
10 6 (0.80%) Replication
10 6 (0.80%) Smartphone
10 6 (0.80%) Thin Client
10 6 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 237 (31.68%) Windows 7
2 201 (26.87%) Windows Server
3 123 (16.44%) Linux
4 109 (14.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 105 (14.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 75 (10.03%) Windows 8
7 72 (9.63%) Unix
8 64 (8.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 58 (7.75%) Windows XP
10 33 (4.41%) Windows 10
11 25 (3.34%) Solaris
12 21 (2.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 13 (1.74%) AIX
14 12 (1.60%) Apple iOS
14 12 (1.60%) Mac OS
15 11 (1.47%) Windows Vista
16 10 (1.34%) Android
17 9 (1.20%) HPUX
18 8 (1.07%) Windows 2000 Server
19 4 (0.53%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (17.51%) ITIL
2 72 (9.63%) Incident Management
3 62 (8.29%) Migration
4 42 (5.61%) Document Management
5 40 (5.35%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (4.01%) Configuration Management
6 30 (4.01%) Service Delivery
7 28 (3.74%) High Availability
8 26 (3.48%) SOA
9 24 (3.21%) CRM
9 24 (3.21%) Stakeholder Management
10 23 (3.07%) Disaster Recovery
11 22 (2.94%) Load Balancing
11 22 (2.94%) Project Management
12 21 (2.81%) Service Management
13 19 (2.54%) DevOps
14 17 (2.27%) Change Control
14 17 (2.27%) Information Security
15 15 (2.01%) MVC
15 15 (2.01%) OO
Programming Languages
1 125 (16.71%) SQL
2 47 (6.28%) Java
3 39 (5.21%) C#
4 36 (4.81%) PowerShell
5 23 (3.07%) Python
5 23 (3.07%) Shell Script
6 22 (2.94%) JavaScript
7 15 (2.01%) C
7 15 (2.01%) PL/SQL
8 14 (1.87%) C++
9 12 (1.60%) Perl
10 11 (1.47%) PHP
11 10 (1.34%) T-SQL
12 6 (0.80%) VB.NET
13 4 (0.53%) ANSI C
13 4 (0.53%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.53%) VB
14 3 (0.40%) MATLAB
14 3 (0.40%) Ruby
15 2 (0.27%) XAML
Qualifications
1 72 (9.63%) Security Cleared
2 46 (6.15%) SC Cleared
3 43 (5.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 39 (5.21%) Degree
5 28 (3.74%) MCSE
6 17 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
7 14 (1.87%) MCP
8 13 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (1.60%) CCNA
9 12 (1.60%) MCSA
10 8 (1.07%) BPSS Clearance
10 8 (1.07%) DBS Check
10 8 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 8 (1.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (0.94%) VCP5
12 6 (0.80%) A+ Certification
12 6 (0.80%) ISEB
12 6 (0.80%) ISTQB
13 5 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 4 (0.53%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (7.35%) SLA
2 11 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.53%) QA
4 3 (0.40%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.27%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.27%) ECSS
5 2 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.13%) COBIT
6 1 (0.13%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 313 (41.84%) Active Directory
2 84 (11.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (3.48%) vSphere
4 24 (3.21%) Hyper-V
5 19 (2.54%) XenApp
6 18 (2.41%) VMware ESX
7 12 (1.60%) Microsoft App-V
8 11 (1.47%) XenDesktop
9 10 (1.34%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (1.34%) XenServer
10 9 (1.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 7 (0.94%) iptables
11 7 (0.94%) Postfix
11 7 (0.94%) Sendmail
12 5 (0.67%) Terminal Server
12 5 (0.67%) VMware Server
13 4 (0.53%) Cygwin
13 4 (0.53%) KVM
13 4 (0.53%) MetaFrame
13 4 (0.53%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 83 (11.10%) SCCM
2 26 (3.48%) Puppet
3 22 (2.94%) SCOM
4 12 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (1.47%) Backup Exec
6 9 (1.20%) Cobbler
7 8 (1.07%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 7 (0.94%) Ansible
8 7 (0.94%) Nagios
8 7 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
8 7 (0.94%) OSSEC
9 6 (0.80%) Bacula
9 6 (0.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 6 (0.80%) WSUS
10 4 (0.53%) SCVMM
11 3 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.40%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.40%) OpenView
11 3 (0.40%) Opsview
11 3 (0.40%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 252 (33.69%) Microsoft
2 161 (21.52%) VMware
3 150 (20.05%) Citrix
4 64 (8.56%) Oracle
5 51 (6.82%) Cisco
5 51 (6.82%) HP
6 30 (4.01%) Apple
7 27 (3.61%) Symantec
8 26 (3.48%) Red Hat
9 23 (3.07%) IBM
10 15 (2.01%) NetApp
11 14 (1.87%) Dell
11 14 (1.87%) Lotus
12 13 (1.74%) Avaya
13 12 (1.60%) CheckPoint
13 12 (1.60%) SAP
13 12 (1.60%) ServiceNow
14 11 (1.47%) EMC
14 11 (1.47%) Splunk
15 9 (1.20%) DevExpress
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