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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 465 464 439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.12% 20.32% 17.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 71.54% 71.94% 72.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 189 191
Average daily rate
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£275 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £133 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £295 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.02% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 113 91
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £35.81 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.08
% change year-on-year
- -6.68%
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
650 645 605
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 25.33% 28.25% 24.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 301 271
Average daily rate £300 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £150 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.61% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 123 109
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.63 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% -5.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.30 £38.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -14.28%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 26 January 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 -1 116 £355 +12.69% 54
Cambridgeshire -5 109 £184 -34.30% 73
Essex +2 98 £350 +21.73% 37
Bedfordshire -4 63 £375 +36.36% 18
Suffolk 0 44 £275 -12.00% 19
Norfolk -1 36 £175 +42.85% 10
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 389 (39.29%) Active Directory
2 371 (37.47%) Microsoft
3 267 (26.97%) Windows 7
4 217 (21.92%) MS Office
5 204 (20.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 198 (20.00%) MS Excel
7 183 (18.48%) VMware
8 176 (17.78%) Citrix
9 169 (17.07%) ITIL
10 163 (16.46%) Linux
11 139 (14.04%) Windows Server 2003
12 137 (13.84%) SQL
13 130 (13.13%) DNS
14 121 (12.22%) Finance
15 120 (12.12%) .NET
16 118 (11.92%) Windows XP
16 118 (11.92%) MS Exchange
17 109 (11.01%) Migration
18 105 (10.61%) SCCM
18 105 (10.61%) Windows Server 2012
19 103 (10.40%) DHCP
20 100 (10.10%) HP
21 99 (10.00%) SQL Server
22 93 (9.39%) Cisco
23 91 (9.19%) VMware Infrastructure
24 86 (8.69%) C#
25 85 (8.59%) E-Commerce
26 83 (8.38%) Firewall
27 81 (8.18%) IIS
28 80 (8.08%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 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
1 118 (11.92%) MS Exchange
2 81 (8.18%) IIS
3 66 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 57 (5.76%) SharePoint
5 37 (3.74%) IBM Notes
6 30 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
7 28 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2003
8 24 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2013
9 23 (2.32%) Lync
10 16 (1.62%) Apache
11 13 (1.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 13 (1.31%) WebSphere
12 12 (1.21%) Confluence
13 10 (1.01%) Lotus Domino
14 9 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
15 8 (0.81%) WebLogic Portal
15 8 (0.81%) WebLogic
15 8 (0.81%) CMS
15 8 (0.81%) SAS
15 8 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 217 (21.92%) MS Office
2 198 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 13 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.61%) MS Project
4 6 (0.61%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.51%) Mingle
6 2 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.10%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.10%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.10%) Maya
7 1 (0.10%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.51%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.10%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.10%) Summit
5 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 56 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (4.14%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (1.92%) Office 365
4 7 (0.71%) SaaS
5 5 (0.51%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.20%) PaaS
7 2 (0.20%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.10%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 130 (13.13%) DNS
2 103 (10.40%) DHCP
3 83 (8.38%) Firewall
4 67 (6.77%) VPN
5 66 (6.67%) SAN
6 59 (5.96%) TCP/IP
7 43 (4.34%) LAN
8 41 (4.14%) FTP
9 40 (4.04%) WAN
10 30 (3.03%) VoIP
11 22 (2.22%) Internet
11 22 (2.22%) Wireless
12 17 (1.72%) MPLS
13 15 (1.52%) VLAN
14 11 (1.11%) Cisco ASA
14 11 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
15 10 (1.01%) LDAP
16 7 (0.71%) Broadband
16 7 (0.71%) ISDN
16 7 (0.71%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 29 (2.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (2.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 22 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (1.82%) MySQL
6 15 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
6 15 (1.52%) Relational Database
7 12 (1.21%) SQL Server 2000
8 11 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 9 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
10 8 (0.81%) Hadoop
10 8 (0.81%) MS Access
10 8 (0.81%) Oracle Database
11 7 (0.71%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 6 (0.61%) DTS
13 5 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (0.51%) DB2
13 5 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
13 5 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
13 5 (0.51%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 30 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (2.22%) Visual Studio
3 13 (1.31%) Ant
3 13 (1.31%) Git (software)
4 11 (1.11%) JIRA
4 11 (1.11%) Eclipse
5 9 (0.91%) TeamCity
6 8 (0.81%) Jenkins
7 7 (0.71%) SoapUI
8 6 (0.61%) FinalBuilder
8 6 (0.61%) Oracle Forms
8 6 (0.61%) MSI
9 5 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 5 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.40%) Selenium
10 4 (0.40%) Subversion
10 4 (0.40%) Maven
11 3 (0.30%) PVCS
11 3 (0.30%) Toad
11 3 (0.30%) JDeveloper
General
1 121 (12.22%) Finance
2 48 (4.85%) Telecoms
3 30 (3.03%) Law
4 24 (2.42%) Legal
5 20 (2.02%) Retail
6 19 (1.92%) Manufacturing
7 13 (1.31%) Publishing
8 11 (1.11%) Marketing
9 10 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (0.61%) Banking
11 5 (0.51%) Games
12 3 (0.30%) Military
12 3 (0.30%) Local Government
12 3 (0.30%) French Language
13 2 (0.20%) German Language
13 2 (0.20%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.20%) Billing
13 2 (0.20%) Electronics
13 2 (0.20%) Advertising
14 1 (0.10%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 251 (25.35%) Analyst
2 109 (11.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 108 (10.91%) Service Analyst
4 107 (10.81%) Service Desk Analyst
5 103 (10.40%) Support Analyst
6 96 (9.70%) Developer
7 77 (7.78%) Support Engineer
8 66 (6.67%) Desktop Support
9 50 (5.05%) Consultant
10 47 (4.75%) IT Support
11 45 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
12 42 (4.24%) Help Desk Analyst
12 42 (4.24%) 1st Line Support
13 36 (3.64%) Architect
14 34 (3.43%) Project Manager
14 34 (3.43%) Desktop Analyst
15 32 (3.23%) Desktop Engineer
15 32 (3.23%) Desktop Support Analyst
16 31 (3.13%) .NET Developer
16 31 (3.13%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (12.12%) .NET
2 74 (7.47%) Web Services
3 53 (5.35%) HTML
4 43 (4.34%) XML
5 42 (4.24%) ASP.NET
6 37 (3.74%) CSS
7 32 (3.23%) .NET Framework
8 28 (2.83%) WCF
9 27 (2.73%) XHTML
10 24 (2.42%) J2EE
10 24 (2.42%) HTML5
11 20 (2.02%) jQuery
11 20 (2.02%) SOAP
12 19 (1.92%) WPF
13 18 (1.82%) Ajax
14 11 (1.11%) ADO.NET
15 10 (1.01%) WinForms
15 10 (1.01%) Application Packaging
15 10 (1.01%) ASP.NET MVC
16 9 (0.91%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 78 (7.88%) Blackberry
2 31 (3.13%) Clustering
3 24 (2.42%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (2.32%) Client/Server
5 16 (1.62%) NHS
5 16 (1.62%) Replication
6 15 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
7 13 (1.31%) Data Integration
8 12 (1.21%) Management Information System
9 11 (1.11%) PKI
10 9 (0.91%) IBM XIV
11 8 (0.81%) iPhone
11 8 (0.81%) Kindle
11 8 (0.81%) Computer Science
11 8 (0.81%) AS400
12 7 (0.71%) Mainframe
12 7 (0.71%) iPad
12 7 (0.71%) Visualisation
13 6 (0.61%) Mathematics
14 5 (0.51%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 267 (26.97%) Windows 7
2 204 (20.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 163 (16.46%) Linux
4 139 (14.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 118 (11.92%) Windows XP
6 105 (10.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 76 (7.68%) UNIX
8 42 (4.24%) Windows 8
9 34 (3.43%) Solaris
10 26 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 23 (2.32%) Android
12 19 (1.92%) Mac OS X
13 18 (1.82%) Windows Vista
13 18 (1.82%) AIX
13 18 (1.82%) Apple iOS
14 14 (1.41%) CentOS
14 14 (1.41%) HPUX
15 11 (1.11%) Windows 2000
16 8 (0.81%) Windows Phone
17 6 (0.61%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (17.07%) ITIL
2 109 (11.01%) Migration
3 85 (8.59%) E-Commerce
4 69 (6.97%) Agile Software Development
5 61 (6.16%) Incident Management
6 50 (5.05%) Service Delivery
7 42 (4.24%) MVC
8 38 (3.84%) Project Management
9 37 (3.74%) Document Management
10 36 (3.64%) OO
11 34 (3.43%) Configuration Management
12 29 (2.93%) Workflow
13 28 (2.83%) Scrum
14 26 (2.63%) Change Management
14 26 (2.63%) OOD
15 25 (2.53%) Software Engineering
16 24 (2.42%) TDD
16 24 (2.42%) PRINCE2
16 24 (2.42%) Service Management
17 20 (2.02%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 137 (13.84%) SQL
2 86 (8.69%) C#
3 72 (7.27%) PowerShell
4 51 (5.15%) JavaScript
5 34 (3.43%) Java
6 25 (2.53%) Shell Script
7 24 (2.42%) C++
8 20 (2.02%) VB
8 20 (2.02%) VB.NET
9 17 (1.72%) C
10 16 (1.62%) PHP
10 16 (1.62%) VBScript
11 15 (1.52%) Python
11 15 (1.52%) Perl
12 13 (1.31%) T-SQL
13 8 (0.81%) PL/SQL
14 7 (0.71%) Bash Shell
15 6 (0.61%) Ruby
16 3 (0.30%) Korn
16 3 (0.30%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 79 (7.98%) Security Cleared
2 61 (6.16%) SC Cleared
2 61 (6.16%) Microsoft Certification
3 33 (3.33%) MCSE
3 33 (3.33%) Degree
4 29 (2.93%) MCITP
5 23 (2.32%) MCP
6 16 (1.62%) CCNA
6 16 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
6 16 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (1.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (0.91%) ISEB
9 8 (0.81%) MCDST
9 8 (0.81%) DV Cleared
10 7 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 7 (0.71%) SAS Certification
11 5 (0.51%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.40%) CCNP
12 4 (0.40%) MCSA
13 3 (0.30%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (6.67%) SLA
2 19 (1.92%) QA
3 9 (0.91%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.40%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.10%) GCP
6 1 (0.10%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.10%) CDISC
6 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 389 (39.29%) Active Directory
2 91 (9.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (3.84%) Hyper-V
4 34 (3.43%) vSphere
5 22 (2.22%) XenApp
6 19 (1.92%) Terminal Services
6 19 (1.92%) VMware ESX
7 17 (1.72%) XenServer
8 13 (1.31%) Microsoft App-V
9 11 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (1.11%) vCloud
10 10 (1.01%) XenDesktop
11 9 (0.91%) Firmware
12 5 (0.51%) ISA Server
13 4 (0.40%) NFS
13 4 (0.40%) Dovecot
14 3 (0.30%) Forefront TMG
14 3 (0.30%) MetaFrame
14 3 (0.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 2 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 105 (10.61%) SCCM
2 77 (7.78%) SCOM
3 23 (2.32%) Backup Exec
4 18 (1.82%) OpenView
4 18 (1.82%) Puppet
4 18 (1.82%) NetBackup
5 17 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (1.62%) WSUS
7 13 (1.31%) Norton AntiVirus
8 10 (1.01%) OVSD
9 9 (0.91%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 8 (0.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 8 (0.81%) McAfee ePO
11 7 (0.71%) HP Data Protector
11 7 (0.71%) Tivoli
12 6 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
13 5 (0.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 5 (0.51%) Nagios
14 3 (0.30%) Nessus
14 3 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 371 (37.47%) Microsoft
2 183 (18.48%) VMware
3 176 (17.78%) Citrix
4 100 (10.10%) HP
5 93 (9.39%) Cisco
6 80 (8.08%) Oracle
7 49 (4.95%) Symantec
8 42 (4.24%) IBM
9 40 (4.04%) Lotus
10 37 (3.74%) McAfee
11 27 (2.73%) Akamai
12 26 (2.63%) Dell
13 19 (1.92%) Adobe
14 17 (1.72%) NetApp
14 17 (1.72%) Sophos
14 17 (1.72%) 3PAR
15 16 (1.62%) Brocade
15 16 (1.62%) Red Hat
16 15 (1.52%) EMC
17 13 (1.31%) Apple
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Chelmsford
Computer Futures
Rate: £45 - £46 per hour
Posted: 4 hours ago
Brentwood, Essex
Senitor Associates
Rate: £130 - £180 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £17 - £18 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £11 - £13 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £90 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £40 - 45 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Suffolk
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford
Venturi
Rate: £25 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £9 - £11 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
CV Screen Ltd
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £500 - £650 per day + Depending on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Bristow Holland
Rate: Excellent Hourly Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Suffolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £160 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bedfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago