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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 358 471 446
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 15.02% 18.43% 18.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.92% 73.02% 67.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 220 192
Average daily rate £300 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £122 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £295
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 104 100
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% +13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.90 £25.00 £36.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.69%
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
535 645 661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 22.45% 25.24% 27.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 306 315
Average daily rate £345 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £149 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £307
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +9.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 125 113
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.67 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.71 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 9 February 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 9 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the East of England region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Hertfordshire +1 91 £325 -16.66% 49
Essex -3 86 £275 -21.42% 24
Cambridgeshire +3 72 £238 +22.42% 49
Bedfordshire 0 42 £375 - 26
Norfolk -1 41 £300 +63.26% 6
Suffolk -1 26 £206 -15.81% 9
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 332 (43.74%) Active Directory
2 247 (32.54%) Microsoft
3 219 (28.85%) Windows 7
4 201 (26.48%) Windows Server
5 153 (20.16%) Citrix
6 150 (19.76%) VMware
7 147 (19.37%) MS Office
8 143 (18.84%) Windows Server 2008
9 140 (18.45%) ITIL
10 134 (17.65%) SQL
11 127 (16.73%) MS Excel
12 123 (16.21%) Linux
13 121 (15.94%) Windows Server 2012
14 108 (14.23%) Finance
15 99 (13.04%) SQL Server
16 78 (10.28%) MS Exchange
17 77 (10.14%) Windows XP
18 73 (9.62%) DNS
19 69 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
20 68 (8.96%) Unix
21 67 (8.83%) Windows Server 2003
21 67 (8.83%) SCCM
22 62 (8.17%) Cisco
22 62 (8.17%) Migration
23 61 (8.04%) Data Centre
24 57 (7.51%) Office 365
25 56 (7.38%) Windows 8
25 56 (7.38%) .NET
26 55 (7.25%) Security Cleared
27 52 (6.85%) Microsoft Certification

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 78 (10.28%) MS Exchange
2 34 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 33 (4.35%) IIS
4 31 (4.08%) SharePoint
5 21 (2.77%) Skype for Business
6 12 (1.58%) IBM Notes
7 11 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 10 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
9 8 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (1.05%) WebSphere
10 7 (0.92%) CMS
10 7 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (0.66%) JBoss
11 5 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.66%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.53%) Apache Spark
12 4 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 147 (19.37%) MS Office
2 127 (16.73%) MS Excel
3 7 (0.92%) MS Project
4 5 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.66%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.26%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.13%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 5 (0.66%) Maximo
1 5 (0.66%) Oracle EBS R12
1 5 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.26%) assyst
2 2 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.26%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.13%) CODA-Financials
3 1 (0.13%) Cognos Planning
3 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.13%) Radian6
3 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 57 (7.51%) Office 365
2 32 (4.22%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (1.32%) IaaS
5 8 (1.05%) SaaS
6 4 (0.53%) PaaS
7 2 (0.26%) IBM PureFlex
8 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.13%) GitHub
8 1 (0.13%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.13%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 73 (9.62%) DNS
2 48 (6.32%) Firewall
3 45 (5.93%) DHCP
4 43 (5.67%) LAN
5 41 (5.40%) WAN
6 37 (4.87%) TCP/IP
7 34 (4.48%) SAN
8 22 (2.90%) Internet
9 20 (2.64%) VoIP
10 18 (2.37%) VPN
11 16 (2.11%) Wi-Fi
12 14 (1.84%) Wireless
13 12 (1.58%) NAS
14 11 (1.45%) NetScaler
15 9 (1.19%) VLAN
16 8 (1.05%) FTP
16 8 (1.05%) iSCSI
17 7 (0.92%) LDAP
18 6 (0.79%) MPLS
19 5 (0.66%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 28 (3.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 22 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (1.98%) Relational Database
5 14 (1.84%) Big Data
6 10 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
7 9 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (1.05%) Hadoop
9 7 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
9 7 (0.92%) Amazon Redshift
9 7 (0.92%) SQL Server 2014
10 6 (0.79%) Data Mining
10 6 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (0.66%) Apache Hive
11 5 (0.66%) Oracle Exadata
12 4 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.53%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 3 (0.40%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 20 (2.64%) Git (software)
2 15 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (1.84%) MSI
4 11 (1.45%) JIRA
4 11 (1.45%) Visual Studio
5 10 (1.32%) Jenkins
6 8 (1.05%) Ant
7 7 (0.92%) Eclipse
7 7 (0.92%) Selenium
8 6 (0.79%) Oracle Forms
8 6 (0.79%) SoapUI
9 5 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (0.66%) ClearCase
9 5 (0.66%) Subversion
10 4 (0.53%) Bugzilla
10 4 (0.53%) Maven
10 4 (0.53%) Toad
11 3 (0.40%) ChangeMan
11 3 (0.40%) LabVIEW
11 3 (0.40%) TestDirector
General
1 108 (14.23%) Finance
2 36 (4.74%) Telecoms
3 18 (2.37%) Law
4 16 (2.11%) Automotive
5 11 (1.45%) Advertising
5 11 (1.45%) Retail
6 10 (1.32%) Financial Institution
6 10 (1.32%) Local Government
7 9 (1.19%) Banking
8 8 (1.05%) Electronics
8 8 (1.05%) Marketing
9 7 (0.92%) Legal
9 7 (0.92%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (0.92%) Publishing
10 6 (0.79%) Back Office
11 5 (0.66%) German Language
12 4 (0.53%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.40%) Billing
13 3 (0.40%) Military
Job Titles
1 170 (22.40%) Analyst
2 74 (9.75%) Support Engineer
3 67 (8.83%) Service Analyst
4 65 (8.56%) Service Desk Analyst
5 63 (8.30%) Developer
6 60 (7.91%) Desktop Support
6 60 (7.91%) Support Analyst
7 50 (6.59%) 2nd Line Support
8 41 (5.40%) 1st Line Support
9 39 (5.14%) Architect
9 39 (5.14%) IT Support
10 37 (4.87%) Desktop Engineer
11 35 (4.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 34 (4.48%) Help Desk Analyst
13 31 (4.08%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 29 (3.82%) .NET Developer
14 29 (3.82%) Windows Engineer
15 28 (3.69%) C# Developer
16 27 (3.56%) 3rd Line Support
17 26 (3.43%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (7.38%) .NET
2 30 (3.95%) Web Services
3 19 (2.50%) ASP.NET
4 17 (2.24%) WCF
4 17 (2.24%) XML
5 15 (1.98%) HTML
6 14 (1.84%) ASP.NET MVC
6 14 (1.84%) CSS
7 12 (1.58%) WPF
8 10 (1.32%) .NET Framework
8 10 (1.32%) HTML5
9 8 (1.05%) Ajax
9 8 (1.05%) SOAP
9 8 (1.05%) XHTML
10 7 (0.92%) REST
11 6 (0.79%) ISPF
11 6 (0.79%) JAX-RS
11 6 (0.79%) JAX-WS
11 6 (0.79%) jQuery
11 6 (0.79%) TopLink
Miscellaneous
1 61 (8.04%) Data Centre
2 38 (5.01%) Blackberry
3 32 (4.22%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (2.90%) Clustering
5 18 (2.37%) NHS
6 13 (1.71%) iPhone
7 12 (1.58%) Client/Server
7 12 (1.58%) Driving Licence
7 12 (1.58%) Management Information System
8 10 (1.32%) Computer Science
8 10 (1.32%) Mainframe
9 9 (1.19%) Data Protection Act
9 9 (1.19%) iPad
9 9 (1.19%) iSeries
9 9 (1.19%) Visualisation
10 8 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
11 7 (0.92%) Data Integration
11 7 (0.92%) Mobile App
12 6 (0.79%) Embedded Systems
12 6 (0.79%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 219 (28.85%) Windows 7
2 201 (26.48%) Windows Server
3 143 (18.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 123 (16.21%) Linux
5 121 (15.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 77 (10.14%) Windows XP
7 68 (8.96%) Unix
8 67 (8.83%) Windows Server 2003
9 56 (7.38%) Windows 8
10 16 (2.11%) Windows 2000 Server
11 14 (1.84%) Solaris
12 10 (1.32%) Android
12 10 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (1.19%) Windows Vista
14 8 (1.05%) Apple iOS
14 8 (1.05%) Mac OS X
15 6 (0.79%) AIX
15 6 (0.79%) Windows 10
16 4 (0.53%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.53%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (18.45%) ITIL
2 62 (8.17%) Migration
3 50 (6.59%) Incident Management
4 36 (4.74%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (4.35%) Service Delivery
6 27 (3.56%) Change Management
7 26 (3.43%) Disaster Recovery
8 25 (3.29%) Service Management
8 25 (3.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 24 (3.16%) Project Management
10 23 (3.03%) CRM
11 22 (2.90%) SOA
12 21 (2.77%) Document Management
12 21 (2.77%) OO
12 21 (2.77%) Software Engineering
13 20 (2.64%) MVC
14 19 (2.50%) DevOps
15 17 (2.24%) Continuous Integration
16 16 (2.11%) User Stories
17 15 (1.98%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 134 (17.65%) SQL
2 51 (6.72%) PowerShell
3 40 (5.27%) C#
4 33 (4.35%) Java
5 20 (2.64%) C++
6 18 (2.37%) C
7 17 (2.24%) JavaScript
8 15 (1.98%) VB
9 14 (1.84%) Python
9 14 (1.84%) Shell Script
10 12 (1.58%) T-SQL
11 11 (1.45%) PL/SQL
12 10 (1.32%) VBScript
13 8 (1.05%) Perl
14 6 (0.79%) Bash Shell
14 6 (0.79%) JCL
14 6 (0.79%) REXX
15 4 (0.53%) Embedded C
16 3 (0.40%) ANSI C
16 3 (0.40%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 55 (7.25%) Security Cleared
2 52 (6.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 39 (5.14%) Degree
4 37 (4.87%) MCSE
5 32 (4.22%) SC Cleared
6 31 (4.08%) ITIL Certification
7 13 (1.71%) MCP
7 13 (1.71%) MCSA
8 9 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (1.05%) CCNA
9 8 (1.05%) DBS Check
9 8 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
10 7 (0.92%) ISEB
10 7 (0.92%) MCITP
11 6 (0.79%) ISTQB
11 6 (0.79%) MCDST
12 5 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 5 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 5 (0.66%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (5.67%) SLA
2 7 (0.92%) PCI DSS
2 7 (0.92%) QA
3 6 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.53%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.26%) ECSS
6 2 (0.26%) MISRA
7 1 (0.13%) COBIT
7 1 (0.13%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.13%) ISO27002
System Software
1 332 (43.74%) Active Directory
2 69 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (6.06%) XenApp
4 31 (4.08%) vSphere
5 26 (3.43%) Hyper-V
5 26 (3.43%) Microsoft App-V
6 21 (2.77%) VMware ESX
7 17 (2.24%) XenDesktop
8 11 (1.45%) XenServer
9 8 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (0.92%) Docker
11 6 (0.79%) Time Sharing Option
11 6 (0.79%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 5 (0.66%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 5 (0.66%) Terminal Server
12 5 (0.66%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.53%) Firmware
13 4 (0.53%) MetaFrame
14 3 (0.40%) Cygwin
14 3 (0.40%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 67 (8.83%) SCCM
2 20 (2.64%) SCOM
3 14 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (1.84%) Puppet
4 11 (1.45%) Tivoli
5 8 (1.05%) Backup Exec
6 5 (0.66%) Kibana
6 5 (0.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 5 (0.66%) XenMobile
7 4 (0.53%) Check_MK
7 4 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.53%) OpenView
8 3 (0.40%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.40%) AppDNA
8 3 (0.40%) Bacula
8 3 (0.40%) CA Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.40%) OVSD
8 3 (0.40%) QRadar
8 3 (0.40%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 3 (0.40%) vRealize
Vendors
1 247 (32.54%) Microsoft
2 153 (20.16%) Citrix
3 150 (19.76%) VMware
4 62 (8.17%) Cisco
5 50 (6.59%) HP
6 46 (6.06%) Oracle
7 30 (3.95%) IBM
8 25 (3.29%) Symantec
9 19 (2.50%) Apple
9 19 (2.50%) Remedy
10 13 (1.71%) Dell
10 13 (1.71%) Lotus
11 12 (1.58%) Avaya
11 12 (1.58%) Intel Security
12 11 (1.45%) DevExpress
13 10 (1.32%) NetApp
13 10 (1.32%) Red Hat
13 10 (1.32%) Wyse
14 9 (1.19%) Adobe
15 8 (1.05%) SAP
Hertfordshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £420 - £445 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £160 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Circle Recruitment
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates, 12 months contract
Posted: Yesterday
Colchester, Essex
Information Technology Services
Rate: £18 - 20 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Colchester, Essex
Information Technology Services
Rate: £15 - 18 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Colchester, Essex
Information Technology Services
Rate: £15 - 18 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridgeshire
X4 Group
Rate: £30 - 40 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £170 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 5 days ago
Essex
Austin Fraser
Rate: £250 - £280 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £110 - £140 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Rickmansworth
aap3
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Norwich
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Rate: £16.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
East of England
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Bedfordshire
Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 19 days ago
Letchworth Garden City
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
Brentwood
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Rate: £180 - £220 per day
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