The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the East of England region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 568 418 594
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.76% 17.57% 19.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 71.36% 68.75% 71.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 160 229
Average daily rate
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£253 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.83% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £147 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 105 125
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.80 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £37.20 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
796 608 826
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 26.30% 25.56% 27.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 412 227 350
Average daily rate £300 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £158 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 117 142
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £20.55
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -14.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £39.08 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows
England

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 30 July 2014.

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 30 July 2014.

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 30 July 2014. 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
Cambridgeshire 0 152 £203 -19.00% 64
Essex +1 126 £350 +16.66% 21
Hertfordshire 0 119 £248 -23.84% 48
Suffolk -2 62 £350 +16.66% 12
Norfolk +1 55 £225 +3.44% 8
Bedfordshire -12 54 £363 +9.84% 23
East Anglia - - - - 1
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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.

1 354 (34.84%) Microsoft
2 351 (34.55%) Windows 7
3 338 (33.27%) Active Directory
4 248 (24.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 195 (19.19%) SQL
6 178 (17.52%) Citrix
7 172 (16.93%) MS Excel
8 153 (15.06%) Windows XP
8 153 (15.06%) MS Office
9 152 (14.96%) MS Exchange
10 150 (14.76%) VMware
11 148 (14.57%) SQL Server
12 147 (14.47%) ITIL
13 139 (13.68%) .NET
14 136 (13.39%) Finance
15 135 (13.29%) Windows Server 2003
16 123 (12.11%) Linux
17 116 (11.42%) Windows Server 2012
18 110 (10.83%) Migration
19 105 (10.33%) Cisco
20 103 (10.14%) Firewall
20 103 (10.14%) SCCM
21 99 (9.74%) DNS
22 98 (9.65%) Exchange Server 2010
23 94 (9.25%) TCP/IP
24 86 (8.46%) HP
25 79 (7.78%) C#
26 76 (7.48%) Web Services
27 75 (7.38%) XML
27 75 (7.38%) PowerShell

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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
1 152 (14.96%) MS Exchange
2 98 (9.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 55 (5.41%) IIS
4 46 (4.53%) SharePoint
5 40 (3.94%) Exchange Server 2003
6 33 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2007
7 24 (2.36%) IBM Notes
8 23 (2.26%) Apache
9 22 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
9 22 (2.17%) Tomcat
10 21 (2.07%) WebSphere
11 17 (1.67%) WebLogic
12 14 (1.38%) MQSeries
13 13 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
14 11 (1.08%) WebSphere Application Server
15 10 (0.98%) Lync
15 10 (0.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 9 (0.89%) GlassFish
17 8 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
17 8 (0.79%) Confluence
Applications
1 172 (16.93%) MS Excel
2 153 (15.06%) MS Office
3 6 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.39%) InfoPath
4 4 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.39%) MS Project
5 2 (0.20%) PrintSoft PReS
5 2 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.20%) DOC1
5 2 (0.20%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.20%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.098%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 21 (2.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.89%) assyst
3 6 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.39%) Magento
5 3 (0.30%) Oracle CRM
6 2 (0.20%) SiteCatalyst
6 2 (0.20%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.098%) Minerva
7 1 (0.098%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.098%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 23 (2.26%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (1.28%) Office 365
3 9 (0.89%) IBM SmartCloud
4 4 (0.39%) SaaS
5 3 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.30%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.30%) CloudFront
5 3 (0.30%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.098%) PaaS
6 1 (0.098%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 103 (10.14%) Firewall
2 99 (9.74%) DNS
3 94 (9.25%) TCP/IP
4 69 (6.79%) SAN
5 67 (6.59%) DHCP
6 52 (5.12%) VPN
6 52 (5.12%) LAN
7 50 (4.92%) WAN
8 30 (2.95%) Internet
9 29 (2.85%) Wireless
10 22 (2.17%) VoIP
10 22 (2.17%) FTP
11 20 (1.97%) HTTP
12 19 (1.87%) NAS
13 16 (1.57%) Reverse Proxy
14 15 (1.48%) Cisco ASA
14 15 (1.48%) NetScaler
15 13 (1.28%) Network Security
16 10 (0.98%) IP Telephony
17 9 (0.89%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (14.57%) SQL Server
2 39 (3.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 36 (3.54%) SSDT
4 27 (2.66%) SQL Server 2005
5 26 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 23 (2.26%) Oracle Database
7 20 (1.97%) MySQL
8 17 (1.67%) Ingres
9 15 (1.48%) NoSQL
10 14 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
10 14 (1.38%) DB2
11 10 (0.98%) Relational Database
11 10 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 10 (0.98%) Crystal Reports
11 10 (0.98%) DTS
12 8 (0.79%) JasperReports
13 6 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 6 (0.59%) MS Access
13 6 (0.59%) SQL Server 2000
14 5 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 55 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 52 (5.12%) Visual Studio
3 46 (4.53%) Git (software)
4 42 (4.13%) TeamCity
5 38 (3.74%) MSBuild
6 36 (3.54%) Artifactory
6 36 (3.54%) Maven
7 33 (3.25%) Gradle
7 33 (3.25%) Octopus Deploy
7 33 (3.25%) NuGet
8 20 (1.97%) JIRA
9 19 (1.87%) MSI
10 10 (0.98%) Subversion
11 8 (0.79%) Ant
11 8 (0.79%) QuickTest Pro
12 7 (0.69%) AdminStudio
12 7 (0.69%) JUnit
12 7 (0.69%) NUnit
12 7 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (0.69%) Selenium
General
1 136 (13.39%) Finance
2 23 (2.26%) Telecoms
3 22 (2.17%) Manufacturing
4 21 (2.07%) Law
5 18 (1.77%) Retail
6 15 (1.48%) Legal
7 12 (1.18%) Publishing
7 12 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
8 9 (0.89%) Banking
9 7 (0.69%) Financial Institution
9 7 (0.69%) Marketing
10 5 (0.49%) French Language
11 4 (0.39%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.20%) Local Government
12 2 (0.20%) Back Office
12 2 (0.20%) Automotive
13 1 (0.098%) Advertising
13 1 (0.098%) Electronics
13 1 (0.098%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 212 (20.87%) Analyst
2 137 (13.48%) Developer
3 121 (11.91%) Support Engineer
4 99 (9.74%) Support Analyst
5 81 (7.97%) Service Analyst
6 79 (7.78%) Service Desk Analyst
7 62 (6.10%) 3rd Line Support
8 57 (5.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 47 (4.63%) 2nd Line Support
10 43 (4.23%) Desktop Support
11 39 (3.84%) Build Engineer
11 39 (3.84%) Server Engineer
12 36 (3.54%) 1st Line Support
13 33 (3.25%) Release Engineer
13 33 (3.25%) Consultant
13 33 (3.25%) Build and Release Engineer
13 33 (3.25%) IT Support
14 32 (3.15%) Help Desk Analyst
15 30 (2.95%) Architect
15 30 (2.95%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (13.68%) .NET
2 76 (7.48%) Web Services
3 75 (7.38%) XML
4 55 (5.41%) .NET Framework
5 51 (5.02%) HTML
6 39 (3.84%) ASP.NET
7 38 (3.74%) CSS
8 37 (3.64%) WCF
9 26 (2.56%) J2EE
10 23 (2.26%) SOAP
11 19 (1.87%) XHTML
12 18 (1.77%) Application Packaging
13 16 (1.57%) JSON
13 16 (1.57%) Ajax
14 15 (1.48%) Silverlight
14 15 (1.48%) HTML5
15 14 (1.38%) jQuery
16 13 (1.28%) Reactive Extensions
16 13 (1.28%) Managed Extensibility Framework
16 13 (1.28%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 58 (5.71%) Blackberry
2 24 (2.36%) iPhone
3 20 (1.97%) Clustering
4 19 (1.87%) Thin Client
4 19 (1.87%) Fat Client
5 18 (1.77%) NHS
6 17 (1.67%) Replication
7 15 (1.48%) Mobile App
8 12 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
8 12 (1.18%) Mainframe
9 10 (0.98%) PKI
9 10 (0.98%) AS400
10 9 (0.89%) Firmware
11 8 (0.79%) Open Source
11 8 (0.79%) Client/Server
11 8 (0.79%) PMI
12 7 (0.69%) Informatics
12 7 (0.69%) Smartphone
12 7 (0.69%) Kindle
13 6 (0.59%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 351 (34.55%) Windows 7
2 248 (24.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 153 (15.06%) Windows XP
4 135 (13.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 123 (12.11%) Linux
6 116 (11.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 64 (6.30%) UNIX
8 63 (6.20%) Windows 8
9 35 (3.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 25 (2.46%) Windows Vista
11 16 (1.57%) AIX
12 15 (1.48%) Mac OS X
13 14 (1.38%) Android
14 10 (0.98%) SUSE
15 9 (0.89%) Solaris
15 9 (0.89%) Apple iOS
16 6 (0.59%) Windows Phone
16 6 (0.59%) Windows 2000 Server
17 5 (0.49%) HPUX
18 4 (0.39%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (14.47%) ITIL
2 110 (10.83%) Migration
3 54 (5.31%) Configuration Management
4 42 (4.13%) Release Management
5 39 (3.84%) Continuous Integration
6 38 (3.74%) Automated Testing
7 35 (3.44%) Incident Management
8 34 (3.35%) Automation Testing
8 34 (3.35%) Service Delivery
8 34 (3.35%) Agile Software Development
9 30 (2.95%) CRM
10 29 (2.85%) Project Management
11 26 (2.56%) E-Commerce
11 26 (2.56%) Workflow
12 25 (2.46%) PRINCE2
13 23 (2.26%) OO
13 23 (2.26%) MVC
13 23 (2.26%) DevOps
14 21 (2.07%) Disaster Recovery
15 20 (1.97%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 195 (19.19%) SQL
2 79 (7.78%) C#
3 75 (7.38%) PowerShell
4 62 (6.10%) Java
5 54 (5.31%) JavaScript
6 41 (4.04%) VB
7 35 (3.44%) T-SQL
8 32 (3.15%) VBScript
9 30 (2.95%) Shell Script
10 23 (2.26%) C
11 21 (2.07%) VBA
12 18 (1.77%) VB.NET
13 13 (1.28%) PHP
13 13 (1.28%) VB6
14 11 (1.08%) C++
15 10 (0.98%) Bash Shell
15 10 (0.98%) Ruby
16 9 (0.89%) Perl
17 8 (0.79%) PL/SQL
18 4 (0.39%) Python
Qualifications
1 68 (6.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 46 (4.53%) MCSE
2 46 (4.53%) Security Cleared
3 30 (2.95%) Degree
4 29 (2.85%) SC Cleared
5 23 (2.26%) MCP
5 23 (2.26%) MCITP
6 16 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
8 13 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 10 (0.98%) MCSA
9 10 (0.98%) CCNA
10 9 (0.89%) A+ Certification
11 8 (0.79%) PMI Certification
12 7 (0.69%) Sun Certification
13 6 (0.59%) VCP5
13 6 (0.59%) ISEB
14 5 (0.49%) ISEB Practitioner
15 4 (0.39%) MCDST
15 4 (0.39%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.35%) SLA
2 12 (1.18%) ISO 9001
3 8 (0.79%) QA
4 3 (0.30%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.20%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.20%) HL7
6 1 (0.098%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 338 (33.27%) Active Directory
2 67 (6.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (4.82%) Hyper-V
4 47 (4.63%) XenApp
5 32 (3.15%) Microsoft App-V
6 20 (1.97%) vSphere
7 14 (1.38%) XenServer
7 14 (1.38%) Terminal Services
8 10 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (0.98%) VMware ESX
9 8 (0.79%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.59%) KVM
11 5 (0.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 5 (0.49%) VMware Server
12 4 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (0.39%) NFS
12 4 (0.39%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.30%) Xen
14 2 (0.20%) Samba
15 1 (0.098%) RACF
Systems Management
1 103 (10.14%) SCCM
2 32 (3.15%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (2.36%) Puppet
4 20 (1.97%) SCOM
5 18 (1.77%) Backup Exec
6 15 (1.48%) OpenView
7 13 (1.28%) WSUS
8 11 (1.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 10 (0.98%) OVSD
9 10 (0.98%) Norton AntiVirus
10 7 (0.69%) ARCserve
10 7 (0.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 7 (0.69%) Opsview
11 6 (0.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 5 (0.49%) NetBackup
13 4 (0.39%) HP SIM
13 4 (0.39%) Tivoli
13 4 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 3 (0.30%) ZENworks
14 3 (0.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 354 (34.84%) Microsoft
2 178 (17.52%) Citrix
3 150 (14.76%) VMware
4 105 (10.33%) Cisco
5 86 (8.46%) HP
6 69 (6.79%) Oracle
7 36 (3.54%) Symantec
8 35 (3.44%) Red Gate
9 34 (3.35%) IBM
9 34 (3.35%) NetApp
10 28 (2.76%) Dell
11 27 (2.66%) Red Hat
12 25 (2.46%) Lotus
13 21 (2.07%) McAfee
14 17 (1.67%) CheckPoint
14 17 (1.67%) Remedy
15 15 (1.48%) JBoss
16 13 (1.28%) AppSense
17 12 (1.18%) Avaya
17 12 (1.18%) EMC
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
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Rate: £120 - £125 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Colchester, Essex
Bristow Holland
Rate: From £12 to £15 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £25 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Rate: £neg
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
LEXSTRA
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Watford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Montash
Rate: £400 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Welwyn Garden City
Bluefire Consulting
Rate: £250 - £285 per day
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Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
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Posted: 2 days ago
Bury St. Edmunds
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Global Technology Solutions Ltd
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