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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 422 429 377
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 16.87% 16.21% 16.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 70.81% 67.03% 69.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 194 158
Average daily rate
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£280 £323 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.17% +2.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £136 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 82 98
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.25 £15.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.19% -3.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £37.29 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
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
596 640 546
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 23.82% 24.18% 24.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 300 228
Average daily rate £350 £335 £324
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 99 113
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -1.71%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 5 March 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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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 +6 105 £390 +20.00% 66
Essex +2 94 £363 -9.37% 29
Cambridgeshire +1 88 £275 - 70
Norfolk -1 49 £180 +7.46% 6
Bedfordshire -4 43 £375 +7.14% 14
Suffolk +1 42 £245 -14.78% 17
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 369 (38.76%) Active Directory
2 364 (38.24%) Microsoft
3 245 (25.74%) Windows 7
4 208 (21.85%) MS Office
5 188 (19.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 186 (19.54%) VMware
7 178 (18.70%) MS Excel
8 177 (18.59%) Linux
9 176 (18.49%) Citrix
10 170 (17.86%) ITIL
11 143 (15.02%) Windows Server 2003
12 138 (14.50%) SQL
13 115 (12.08%) DNS
14 112 (11.76%) MS Exchange
15 108 (11.34%) .NET
15 108 (11.34%) Finance
16 106 (11.13%) Windows Server 2012
17 102 (10.71%) Migration
17 102 (10.71%) HP
18 99 (10.40%) SCCM
19 97 (10.19%) Windows XP
20 95 (9.98%) SQL Server
20 95 (9.98%) VMware Infrastructure
21 92 (9.66%) UNIX
22 89 (9.35%) DHCP
22 89 (9.35%) Cisco
23 82 (8.61%) Oracle
24 77 (8.09%) Security Cleared
25 75 (7.88%) E-Commerce
26 74 (7.77%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 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
1 112 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 64 (6.72%) IIS
3 56 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 53 (5.57%) SharePoint
5 37 (3.89%) IBM Notes
6 28 (2.94%) Lync
7 27 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2007
8 24 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2003
9 21 (2.21%) WebSphere
9 21 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2013
10 17 (1.79%) Apache
11 14 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 10 (1.05%) Lotus Domino
12 10 (1.05%) WebLogic
13 9 (0.95%) WebLogic Portal
14 6 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
15 5 (0.53%) CMS
15 5 (0.53%) SAS
15 5 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
16 4 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 208 (21.85%) MS Office
2 178 (18.70%) MS Excel
3 12 (1.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.74%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.53%) MS Project
5 5 (0.53%) Mingle
6 2 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.21%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.11%) Maya
7 1 (0.11%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 7 (0.74%) Dynamics NAV
1 7 (0.74%) Oracle Retail
2 6 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.11%) Summit
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.11%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.11%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 39 (4.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (2.21%) Office 365
4 5 (0.53%) Amazon S3
5 4 (0.42%) SaaS
5 4 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.32%) PaaS
7 2 (0.21%) IaaS
7 2 (0.21%) Google Apps
7 2 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 115 (12.08%) DNS
2 89 (9.35%) DHCP
3 69 (7.25%) Firewall
4 58 (6.09%) SAN
4 58 (6.09%) VPN
5 52 (5.46%) TCP/IP
6 44 (4.62%) LAN
7 41 (4.31%) WAN
8 34 (3.57%) FTP
9 21 (2.21%) Internet
9 21 (2.21%) Wireless
10 17 (1.79%) VoIP
11 14 (1.47%) MPLS
12 12 (1.26%) Cisco ASA
12 12 (1.26%) Network Security
12 12 (1.26%) Wi-Fi
13 9 (0.95%) LDAP
14 7 (0.74%) NAS
14 7 (0.74%) VLAN
15 6 (0.63%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (9.98%) SQL Server
2 23 (2.42%) Relational Database
3 20 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (1.68%) MySQL
5 14 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (0.74%) SQL Server 2000
7 7 (0.74%) Hadoop
7 7 (0.74%) Oracle Database
8 6 (0.63%) MS Access
9 5 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (0.53%) DTS
9 5 (0.53%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (0.42%) Big Data
10 4 (0.42%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.42%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 3 (0.32%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 22 (2.31%) Visual Studio
2 20 (2.10%) Ant
3 17 (1.79%) Eclipse
3 17 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (1.58%) SoapUI
5 8 (0.84%) Jenkins
6 6 (0.63%) MSI
6 6 (0.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 6 (0.63%) Oracle Forms
7 5 (0.53%) Selenium
7 5 (0.53%) JIRA
8 4 (0.42%) Maven
8 4 (0.42%) Git (software)
8 4 (0.42%) Subversion
9 3 (0.32%) Toad
9 3 (0.32%) PVCS
9 3 (0.32%) TestDirector
9 3 (0.32%) JDeveloper
9 3 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.32%) TeamCity
General
1 108 (11.34%) Finance
2 42 (4.41%) Telecoms
3 25 (2.63%) Law
4 22 (2.31%) Retail
5 18 (1.89%) Marketing
6 17 (1.79%) Legal
6 17 (1.79%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.05%) Publishing
8 8 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (0.74%) French Language
10 5 (0.53%) Banking
10 5 (0.53%) Games
11 4 (0.42%) Electronics
12 3 (0.32%) Billing
12 3 (0.32%) Military
12 3 (0.32%) German Language
12 3 (0.32%) Local Government
13 2 (0.21%) Automotive
13 2 (0.21%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.11%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 247 (25.95%) Analyst
2 107 (11.24%) Service Analyst
2 107 (11.24%) Service Desk Analyst
3 106 (11.13%) Developer
4 99 (10.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 93 (9.77%) Support Analyst
6 76 (7.98%) Support Engineer
7 63 (6.62%) Desktop Support
8 50 (5.25%) 2nd Line Support
9 47 (4.94%) 1st Line Support
10 46 (4.83%) Consultant
11 40 (4.20%) Help Desk Analyst
11 40 (4.20%) IT Support
12 34 (3.57%) Architect
13 32 (3.36%) Desktop Engineer
14 31 (3.26%) .NET Developer
14 31 (3.26%) 3rd Line Support
15 30 (3.15%) Desktop Analyst
16 29 (3.05%) Administrator
17 28 (2.94%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (11.34%) .NET
2 74 (7.77%) Web Services
3 67 (7.04%) HTML
4 47 (4.94%) CSS
5 46 (4.83%) XML
6 38 (3.99%) HTML5
7 36 (3.78%) J2EE
8 34 (3.57%) XHTML
9 32 (3.36%) .NET Framework
10 31 (3.26%) ASP.NET
11 25 (2.63%) Ajax
12 23 (2.42%) SOAP
13 22 (2.31%) WCF
14 21 (2.21%) WPF
15 20 (2.10%) jQuery
16 16 (1.68%) TopLink
17 14 (1.47%) JAX-RS
17 14 (1.47%) JAX-WS
17 14 (1.47%) WinForms
18 12 (1.26%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 64 (6.72%) Blackberry
2 28 (2.94%) Clustering
3 27 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (2.31%) Client/Server
5 18 (1.89%) Management Information System
5 18 (1.89%) NHS
6 16 (1.68%) Replication
7 12 (1.26%) iPad
8 11 (1.16%) Computer Science
9 10 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
10 9 (0.95%) iPhone
10 9 (0.95%) Data Integration
10 9 (0.95%) PKI
11 8 (0.84%) Visualisation
12 7 (0.74%) IBM XIV
13 6 (0.63%) Statistics
14 5 (0.53%) CMDB
14 5 (0.53%) Mathematics
14 5 (0.53%) SecurID
14 5 (0.53%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 245 (25.74%) Windows 7
2 188 (19.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 177 (18.59%) Linux
4 143 (15.02%) Windows Server 2003
5 106 (11.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 97 (10.19%) Windows XP
7 92 (9.66%) UNIX
8 44 (4.62%) Solaris
9 38 (3.99%) Windows 8
10 28 (2.94%) Android
10 28 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 22 (2.31%) Mac OS X
12 20 (2.10%) Apple iOS
13 19 (2.00%) Windows Vista
14 16 (1.68%) AIX
15 14 (1.47%) CentOS
16 10 (1.05%) HPUX
17 9 (0.95%) Windows 2000
18 8 (0.84%) Windows Phone
19 6 (0.63%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (17.86%) ITIL
2 102 (10.71%) Migration
3 75 (7.88%) E-Commerce
4 66 (6.93%) Agile Software Development
5 62 (6.51%) Service Delivery
6 57 (5.99%) Incident Management
7 43 (4.52%) OO
8 42 (4.41%) Project Management
9 32 (3.36%) MVC
9 32 (3.36%) Scrum
10 28 (2.94%) Change Management
11 26 (2.73%) User Stories
11 26 (2.73%) Software Engineering
11 26 (2.73%) Document Management
12 25 (2.63%) OOD
12 25 (2.63%) Service Management
12 25 (2.63%) Workflow
13 24 (2.52%) TDD
14 23 (2.42%) Configuration Management
15 22 (2.31%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 138 (14.50%) SQL
2 67 (7.04%) C#
3 58 (6.09%) JavaScript
4 48 (5.04%) PowerShell
5 42 (4.41%) Java
6 25 (2.63%) C++
7 22 (2.31%) Shell Script
8 20 (2.10%) Python
9 18 (1.89%) VB.NET
10 16 (1.68%) VBScript
11 15 (1.58%) PHP
12 14 (1.47%) T-SQL
13 9 (0.95%) Perl
14 8 (0.84%) VB
15 7 (0.74%) C
16 6 (0.63%) Bash Shell
16 6 (0.63%) Ruby
16 6 (0.63%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.32%) VBA
17 3 (0.32%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 77 (8.09%) Security Cleared
2 62 (6.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 61 (6.41%) SC Cleared
4 37 (3.89%) MCSE
5 35 (3.68%) Degree
6 29 (3.05%) MCP
7 19 (2.00%) MCITP
8 18 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 18 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
9 17 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (1.79%) CCNA
10 15 (1.58%) VCP4
11 8 (0.84%) DV Cleared
11 8 (0.84%) ISEB
12 7 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 6 (0.63%) MCDST
14 4 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 4 (0.42%) A+ Certification
14 4 (0.42%) SAS Certification
14 4 (0.42%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (6.72%) SLA
2 17 (1.79%) QA
3 3 (0.32%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.21%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.11%) GCP
5 1 (0.11%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.11%) CDISC
System Software
1 369 (38.76%) Active Directory
2 95 (9.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (5.46%) Hyper-V
4 30 (3.15%) XenApp
4 30 (3.15%) vSphere
5 23 (2.42%) VMware ESX
6 15 (1.58%) Microsoft App-V
7 14 (1.47%) XenServer
7 14 (1.47%) Terminal Services
8 13 (1.37%) XenDesktop
9 12 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (1.05%) Firmware
11 9 (0.95%) vCloud
12 4 (0.42%) Dovecot
12 4 (0.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 4 (0.42%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.32%) ProxySG
13 3 (0.32%) NFS
13 3 (0.32%) RACF
13 3 (0.32%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 99 (10.40%) SCCM
2 64 (6.72%) SCOM
3 15 (1.58%) Backup Exec
4 14 (1.47%) NetBackup
4 14 (1.47%) OpenView
5 11 (1.16%) WSUS
6 10 (1.05%) Puppet
7 8 (0.84%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 7 (0.74%) OVSD
8 7 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
8 7 (0.74%) HP Data Protector
8 7 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
9 6 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (0.63%) Tivoli
10 5 (0.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 5 (0.53%) Nagios
10 5 (0.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 4 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.42%) Nessus
12 3 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 364 (38.24%) Microsoft
2 186 (19.54%) VMware
3 176 (18.49%) Citrix
4 102 (10.71%) HP
5 89 (9.35%) Cisco
6 82 (8.61%) Oracle
7 50 (5.25%) Symantec
8 43 (4.52%) IBM
9 40 (4.20%) Lotus
10 32 (3.36%) McAfee
11 26 (2.73%) Dell
12 24 (2.52%) NetApp
13 23 (2.42%) Adobe
13 23 (2.42%) Akamai
14 19 (2.00%) Sophos
15 18 (1.89%) Apple
16 17 (1.79%) Red Hat
16 17 (1.79%) Brocade
17 14 (1.47%) Google
18 13 (1.37%) 3PAR
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