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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
England / East of England
Rank 6 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 280 361 452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 13.39% 15.26% 17.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.85% 68.37% 71.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 191 209
Median daily rate £300 £300 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £145 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 75 104
Median hourly rate £15.18 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.70 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.70 £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% +6.89%

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
484 528 636
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 23.15% 22.32% 24.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 274 302
Median daily rate £325 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £166 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 105 123
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.50 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.10 £57.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +6.25%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017. 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 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
Hertfordshire -2 74 £180 -50.00% 31
Cambridgeshire -3 61 £300 +8.10% 47
Essex -4 61 £300 +14.28% 12
Suffolk +4 39 £253 +26.25% 10
Bedfordshire -3 29 £370 +5.71% 10
Norfolk -2 19 £356 +18.75% 7
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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.

1 211 (35.70%) Active Directory
2 207 (35.03%) Microsoft
3 152 (25.72%) Windows 7
4 142 (24.03%) VMware
5 134 (22.67%) Windows Server
6 121 (20.47%) SQL
7 116 (19.63%) ITIL
8 115 (19.46%) Linux
9 100 (16.92%) MS Excel
10 98 (16.58%) Citrix
11 95 (16.07%) VMware Infrastructure
12 82 (13.87%) Windows Server 2008
13 77 (13.03%) Windows Server 2003
14 76 (12.86%) SQL Server
15 75 (12.69%) Windows Server 2012
16 74 (12.52%) MS Office
17 67 (11.34%) DNS
17 67 (11.34%) Finance
18 60 (10.15%) Office 365
19 58 (9.81%) Microsoft Azure
19 58 (9.81%) SCCM
20 56 (9.48%) Firewall
21 54 (9.14%) Unix
22 53 (8.97%) Windows 10
23 51 (8.63%) SharePoint
24 49 (8.29%) MS Exchange
25 48 (8.12%) CRM
26 47 (7.95%) C#
27 45 (7.61%) Migration
28 43 (7.28%) Data Centre

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 51 (8.63%) SharePoint
2 49 (8.29%) MS Exchange
3 42 (7.11%) IIS
4 38 (6.43%) BizTalk Server
5 23 (3.89%) Skype for Business
6 21 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2010
7 14 (2.37%) Tomcat
8 13 (2.20%) Apache
9 9 (1.52%) JBoss
10 8 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
11 7 (1.18%) IBM Notes
12 5 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
12 5 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (0.68%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.68%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
14 3 (0.51%) IBM HTTP Server
14 3 (0.51%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 3 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 100 (16.92%) MS Excel
2 74 (12.52%) MS Office
3 3 (0.51%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.34%) MS Project
5 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.17%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 15 (2.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.85%) Adobe Campaign
2 5 (0.85%) Unica
3 3 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.17%) assyst
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.17%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.17%) SystmOne
5 1 (0.17%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 60 (10.15%) Office 365
2 58 (9.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (4.57%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (2.88%) IaaS
5 11 (1.86%) Yammer
6 9 (1.52%) Mimecast
6 9 (1.52%) PaaS
7 5 (0.85%) SaaS
8 4 (0.68%) Adobe Analytics
8 4 (0.68%) OneDrive
9 3 (0.51%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (0.51%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.51%) Route 53
10 2 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.34%) GitHub
10 2 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 67 (11.34%) DNS
2 56 (9.48%) Firewall
3 41 (6.94%) LAN
4 40 (6.77%) TCP/IP
5 33 (5.58%) WAN
6 29 (4.91%) SAN
7 28 (4.74%) DHCP
7 28 (4.74%) Internet
8 19 (3.21%) VPN
9 15 (2.54%) Network Security
10 12 (2.03%) NAS
10 12 (2.03%) SSL
11 11 (1.86%) Wireless
12 10 (1.69%) HTTP
13 9 (1.52%) FTP
13 9 (1.52%) VoIP
14 8 (1.35%) VLAN
14 8 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
15 7 (1.18%) LDAP
16 6 (1.02%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (12.86%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.71%) Relational Database
3 14 (2.37%) Hadoop
4 13 (2.20%) MySQL
4 13 (2.20%) SQL Server 2005
4 13 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (1.86%) DB2
6 9 (1.52%) Oracle Database
6 9 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (1.18%) MongoDB
8 7 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (1.02%) Big Data
9 6 (1.02%) NoSQL
9 6 (1.02%) RDBMS
10 5 (0.85%) Oracle Database 12c
10 5 (0.85%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 12 (2.03%) Jenkins
2 8 (1.35%) Visual Studio
3 5 (0.85%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.51%) LabVIEW
4 3 (0.51%) Subversion
4 3 (0.51%) TeamCity
4 3 (0.51%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.34%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.34%) JIRA
5 2 (0.34%) JMeter
5 2 (0.34%) JUnit
5 2 (0.34%) Selenium
5 2 (0.34%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.34%) Xcode
6 1 (0.17%) Maven
6 1 (0.17%) MSTest
6 1 (0.17%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.17%) TestComplete
General
1 67 (11.34%) Finance
2 18 (3.05%) Retail
3 12 (2.03%) Legal
4 9 (1.52%) Manufacturing
4 9 (1.52%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.18%) Automotive
5 7 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (1.02%) Banking
6 6 (1.02%) Publishing
7 5 (0.85%) Local Government
8 4 (0.68%) French Language
8 4 (0.68%) Marketing
9 3 (0.51%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.51%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.34%) Advertising
10 2 (0.34%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.34%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.34%) German Language
10 2 (0.34%) Law
10 2 (0.34%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 131 (22.17%) Analyst
2 62 (10.49%) Support Engineer
3 56 (9.48%) Support Analyst
4 53 (8.97%) Developer
5 45 (7.61%) Consultant
6 38 (6.43%) Service Analyst
7 36 (6.09%) Service Desk Analyst
8 34 (5.75%) Architect
9 31 (5.25%) IT Support
10 30 (5.08%) 2nd Line Support
11 29 (4.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 28 (4.74%) Desktop Support
13 22 (3.72%) Windows Engineer
14 20 (3.38%) Help Desk Analyst
14 20 (3.38%) IT Analyst
14 20 (3.38%) Systems Engineer
15 19 (3.21%) Desktop Engineer
15 19 (3.21%) Project Manager
16 18 (3.05%) Help Desk Support
16 18 (3.05%) Help Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (6.60%) .NET
2 20 (3.38%) Middleware
3 19 (3.21%) HTML
4 15 (2.54%) WPF
5 14 (2.37%) Web Services
6 12 (2.03%) COM
6 12 (2.03%) REST
7 11 (1.86%) Node.js
8 9 (1.52%) .NET Framework
9 8 (1.35%) JSON
10 7 (1.18%) XML
11 6 (1.02%) CSS
11 6 (1.02%) J2EE
11 6 (1.02%) Java EE
11 6 (1.02%) LAMP
11 6 (1.02%) LAPP Stack
11 6 (1.02%) WCF
11 6 (1.02%) WinForms
12 5 (0.85%) JSP
12 5 (0.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 43 (7.28%) Data Centre
2 25 (4.23%) Clustering
3 24 (4.06%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (3.89%) Management Information System
5 16 (2.71%) Fat Client
5 16 (2.71%) Thin Client
6 14 (2.37%) Computer Science
7 12 (2.03%) Video Conferencing
8 10 (1.69%) Mainframe
9 9 (1.52%) EFT
10 8 (1.35%) Driving Licence
10 8 (1.35%) PKI
10 8 (1.35%) Smartphone
11 6 (1.02%) EMC VNX
11 6 (1.02%) Mobile App
11 6 (1.02%) NHS
12 5 (0.85%) Blackberry
12 5 (0.85%) Data Structures
13 4 (0.68%) iPhone
13 4 (0.68%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 152 (25.72%) Windows 7
2 134 (22.67%) Windows Server
3 115 (19.46%) Linux
4 82 (13.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 77 (13.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 75 (12.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 54 (9.14%) Unix
8 53 (8.97%) Windows 10
9 35 (5.92%) Windows 8
10 25 (4.23%) Windows XP
11 19 (3.21%) Windows Vista
12 13 (2.20%) Mac OS X
13 11 (1.86%) Ubuntu
14 9 (1.52%) AIX
15 8 (1.35%) Mac OS
15 8 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 8 (1.35%) Solaris
16 6 (1.02%) Android
17 4 (0.68%) Apple iOS
17 4 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (19.63%) ITIL
2 48 (8.12%) CRM
3 45 (7.61%) Migration
4 39 (6.60%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (5.41%) High Availability
6 27 (4.57%) Service Management
6 27 (4.57%) Stakeholder Management
7 26 (4.40%) Software Engineering
8 24 (4.06%) Incident Management
9 23 (3.89%) Load Balancing
9 23 (3.89%) PRINCE2
9 23 (3.89%) Service Delivery
10 22 (3.72%) Project Management
11 19 (3.21%) Cybersecurity
11 19 (3.21%) Disaster Recovery
12 17 (2.88%) Analytics
12 17 (2.88%) Business Intelligence
12 17 (2.88%) E-Commerce
13 16 (2.71%) TDD
14 15 (2.54%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 121 (20.47%) SQL
2 47 (7.95%) C#
3 39 (6.60%) Java
4 35 (5.92%) PowerShell
5 24 (4.06%) C
5 24 (4.06%) JavaScript
6 15 (2.54%) Python
7 14 (2.37%) C++
8 10 (1.69%) Bash Shell
8 10 (1.69%) Ruby
9 9 (1.52%) PHP
9 9 (1.52%) T-SQL
10 7 (1.18%) Perl
11 6 (1.02%) Shell Script
12 5 (0.85%) XAML
13 4 (0.68%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.68%) VBScript
14 3 (0.51%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.34%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.34%) VBA
Qualifications
1 40 (6.77%) Degree
1 40 (6.77%) Security Cleared
2 31 (5.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (3.72%) MCSE
4 21 (3.55%) SC Cleared
5 17 (2.88%) MCP
6 14 (2.37%) DBS Check
7 12 (2.03%) A+ Certification
8 11 (1.86%) MCSA
8 11 (1.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 10 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (1.52%) CCNA
11 8 (1.35%) CISSP
11 8 (1.35%) DV Cleared
11 8 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (1.35%) MCITP
12 6 (1.02%) CISM
13 5 (0.85%) PMI Certification
13 5 (0.85%) PMP
13 5 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.74%) SLA
2 9 (1.52%) QA
3 7 (1.18%) JSP 440
4 6 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.51%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.51%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.34%) GDPR
8 1 (0.17%) GAMP
8 1 (0.17%) GxP
System Software
1 211 (35.70%) Active Directory
2 95 (16.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (6.43%) VMware ESX
4 29 (4.91%) Hyper-V
5 27 (4.57%) XenApp
6 23 (3.89%) Virtual Desktop
7 18 (3.05%) vSphere
8 16 (2.71%) Docker
9 13 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
10 8 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.68%) Terminal Server
11 4 (0.68%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.51%) XenServer
13 2 (0.34%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.34%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.17%) DFS Replication
14 1 (0.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 58 (9.81%) SCCM
2 14 (2.37%) WSUS
3 10 (1.69%) Microsoft Clustering
4 7 (1.18%) Puppet
5 5 (0.85%) DameWare
5 5 (0.85%) Failover Clustering
6 4 (0.68%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 4 (0.68%) SCOM
6 4 (0.68%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.51%) Ansible
7 3 (0.51%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.51%) Control-M
7 3 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.51%) Terraform
8 2 (0.34%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.34%) Salt
8 2 (0.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.17%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.17%) SCSM
9 1 (0.17%) vMotion
Vendors
1 207 (35.03%) Microsoft
2 142 (24.03%) VMware
3 98 (16.58%) Citrix
4 42 (7.11%) Oracle
5 29 (4.91%) Apple
6 26 (4.40%) Cisco
7 23 (3.89%) Dell
8 22 (3.72%) Avaya
9 20 (3.38%) HP
10 18 (3.05%) Epicor
11 17 (2.88%) SAP
12 13 (2.20%) Intel Security
13 12 (2.03%) Infor
13 12 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
14 11 (1.86%) IBM
15 10 (1.69%) EMC
15 10 (1.69%) Red Hat
16 8 (1.35%) Adobe
16 8 (1.35%) Lotus
17 7 (1.18%) CheckPoint
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