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 28 July 2016 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 400 515 571
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 15.58% 16.46% 18.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.19% 64.62% 71.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 276 269
Median daily rate £343 £305 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.29% +22.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £150 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 94 110
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +22.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.85 £39.63 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.61% +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
633 797 796
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 24.66% 25.48% 26.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 442 406
Median daily rate £350 £325 £276
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £165 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £309
% change year-on-year
- +13.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 101 128
Median hourly rate £16.50 £20.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% +26.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £9.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £42.45 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Essex +4 121 £300 -14.28% 20
Hertfordshire -4 86 £358 +10.15% 34
Cambridgeshire 0 85 £340 +6.25% 42
Bedfordshire +4 40 £388 +34.78% 10
Norfolk -4 37 £200 +14.28% 3
Suffolk -4 31 £425 +21.42% 9
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, 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.

1 323 (41.30%) Active Directory
2 295 (37.72%) Microsoft
3 238 (30.43%) Windows 7
4 212 (27.11%) Windows Server
5 193 (24.68%) MS Office
6 192 (24.55%) VMware
7 184 (23.53%) MS Excel
8 173 (22.12%) Citrix
9 138 (17.65%) ITIL
10 135 (17.26%) Linux
11 127 (16.24%) SQL
11 127 (16.24%) Finance
12 116 (14.83%) SQL Server
13 114 (14.58%) Windows Server 2008
14 103 (13.17%) VMware Infrastructure
14 103 (13.17%) Oracle
15 100 (12.79%) Windows Server 2012
16 91 (11.64%) SCCM
17 89 (11.38%) Incident Management
18 80 (10.23%) Windows Server 2003
18 80 (10.23%) Windows 8
19 78 (9.97%) Office 365
19 78 (9.97%) MS Exchange
20 75 (9.59%) Unix
21 68 (8.70%) HP
21 68 (8.70%) Security Cleared
22 65 (8.31%) SharePoint
23 63 (8.06%) IIS
23 63 (8.06%) SAN
24 60 (7.67%) DNS

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 78 (9.97%) MS Exchange
2 65 (8.31%) SharePoint
3 63 (8.06%) IIS
4 28 (3.58%) Apache
4 28 (3.58%) Skype for Business
5 26 (3.32%) Exchange Server 2010
6 25 (3.20%) BizTalk Server
7 18 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2013
8 17 (2.17%) Tomcat
9 16 (2.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 15 (1.92%) WebLogic
11 11 (1.41%) IBM Notes
11 11 (1.41%) SAS
12 10 (1.28%) IBM Domino
13 9 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
14 8 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
15 7 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
15 7 (0.90%) WebLogic Portal
15 7 (0.90%) WebSphere
16 6 (0.77%) JBoss
Applications
1 193 (24.68%) MS Office
2 184 (23.53%) MS Excel
3 6 (0.77%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.13%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.13%) MS Project
6 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.13%) PTC Creo
6 1 (0.13%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 19 (2.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.77%) assyst
3 5 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.51%) Maximo
4 4 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.26%) BASE24
7 1 (0.13%) AWD
7 1 (0.13%) CODA-Financials
7 1 (0.13%) Cognos Planning
7 1 (0.13%) OpenText MBPM
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.13%) Remedy AR System
7 1 (0.13%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 78 (9.97%) Office 365
2 56 (7.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (4.60%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (2.05%) SaaS
5 13 (1.66%) Yammer
6 11 (1.41%) IaaS
7 9 (1.15%) OneDrive
7 9 (1.15%) PaaS
8 5 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.38%) CloudFront
9 3 (0.38%) IBM SmartCloud
10 2 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.26%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.26%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.26%) iTunes
10 2 (0.26%) Route 53
11 1 (0.13%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 63 (8.06%) SAN
2 60 (7.67%) DNS
3 50 (6.39%) Firewall
4 39 (4.99%) LAN
5 37 (4.73%) WAN
6 32 (4.09%) Internet
7 30 (3.84%) TCP/IP
8 28 (3.58%) DHCP
9 22 (2.81%) VPN
10 16 (2.05%) LDAP
11 15 (1.92%) NAS
12 14 (1.79%) VLAN
13 13 (1.66%) HTTP
13 13 (1.66%) VoIP
14 12 (1.53%) SSL
15 11 (1.41%) iSCSI
16 9 (1.15%) Network Security
17 7 (0.90%) Intranet
17 7 (0.90%) NetScaler
18 6 (0.77%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (14.83%) SQL Server
2 29 (3.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (2.81%) MySQL
4 19 (2.43%) Oracle Database
5 16 (2.05%) SQL Server 2012
5 16 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (1.53%) Hadoop
8 11 (1.41%) DB2
8 11 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
9 9 (1.15%) Relational Database
10 8 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
10 8 (1.02%) SQL Server 2014
10 8 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
11 6 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (0.64%) Base SAS
12 5 (0.64%) GIS
13 4 (0.51%) Amazon Redshift
13 4 (0.51%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 15 (1.92%) Visual Studio
2 14 (1.79%) JIRA
3 11 (1.41%) Jenkins
4 10 (1.28%) Subversion
5 9 (1.15%) Git (software)
6 7 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.51%) Vagrant
8 3 (0.38%) Ant
8 3 (0.38%) Bugzilla
8 3 (0.38%) ClearCase
8 3 (0.38%) JUnit
8 3 (0.38%) MSI
8 3 (0.38%) VisualVM
9 2 (0.26%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.26%) Gradle
9 2 (0.26%) LabVIEW
9 2 (0.26%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.26%) PVCS
9 2 (0.26%) SonarQube
9 2 (0.26%) TestDirector
General
1 127 (16.24%) Finance
2 42 (5.37%) Law
3 26 (3.32%) Retail
4 17 (2.17%) Local Government
5 14 (1.79%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.53%) Banking
7 10 (1.28%) Advertising
8 7 (0.90%) Marketing
9 6 (0.77%) Automotive
9 6 (0.77%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.64%) Electronics
10 5 (0.64%) Legal
10 5 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.51%) French Language
11 4 (0.51%) Military
12 3 (0.38%) Back Office
13 2 (0.26%) Avionics
13 2 (0.26%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 209 (26.73%) Analyst
2 94 (12.02%) Service Analyst
3 90 (11.51%) Service Desk Analyst
4 84 (10.74%) Support Analyst
5 81 (10.36%) Help Desk Analyst
6 76 (9.72%) Support Engineer
7 59 (7.54%) Architect
8 54 (6.91%) Desktop Support
9 50 (6.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 45 (5.75%) 2nd Line Support
11 42 (5.37%) Developer
12 40 (5.12%) Consultant
13 39 (4.99%) Desktop Engineer
14 35 (4.48%) Help Desk Support
14 35 (4.48%) Help Desk Support Analyst
15 34 (4.35%) Administrator
16 33 (4.22%) Citrix Support
17 32 (4.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
17 32 (4.09%) Server Engineer
17 32 (4.09%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (6.91%) .NET
2 31 (3.96%) HTML
3 30 (3.84%) Web Services
3 30 (3.84%) XML
4 20 (2.56%) Middleware
5 18 (2.30%) WCF
6 14 (1.79%) SOAP
7 13 (1.66%) .NET Framework
7 13 (1.66%) J2EE
8 12 (1.53%) ASP.NET
8 12 (1.53%) COM
9 11 (1.41%) Ajax
9 11 (1.41%) CSS
10 9 (1.15%) Classic ASP
11 8 (1.02%) HTML5
11 8 (1.02%) JSON
12 7 (0.90%) JSP
12 7 (0.90%) WPF
13 6 (0.77%) jQuery
13 6 (0.77%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 55 (7.03%) Blackberry
2 54 (6.91%) Data Centre
3 28 (3.58%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (3.45%) Clustering
5 13 (1.66%) Driving Licence
5 13 (1.66%) iPad
6 11 (1.41%) Computer Science
6 11 (1.41%) Mainframe
6 11 (1.41%) PKI
7 10 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (1.15%) Fat Client
8 9 (1.15%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.15%) Thin Client
9 8 (1.02%) iPhone
9 8 (1.02%) Smartphone
10 7 (0.90%) Client/Server
10 7 (0.90%) Mobile App
10 7 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
11 6 (0.77%) Hedge funds
11 6 (0.77%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 238 (30.43%) Windows 7
2 212 (27.11%) Windows Server
3 135 (17.26%) Linux
4 114 (14.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 100 (12.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 80 (10.23%) Windows 8
6 80 (10.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 75 (9.59%) Unix
8 47 (6.01%) Windows 10
9 39 (4.99%) Solaris
10 38 (4.86%) Windows XP
11 32 (4.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 20 (2.56%) AIX
12 20 (2.56%) Windows Vista
13 14 (1.79%) Apple iOS
13 14 (1.79%) Mac OS
14 12 (1.53%) Android
15 11 (1.41%) CentOS
16 9 (1.15%) HPUX
17 8 (1.02%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (17.65%) ITIL
2 89 (11.38%) Incident Management
3 57 (7.29%) Document Management
4 52 (6.65%) Migration
5 47 (6.01%) Agile Software Development
6 41 (5.24%) Configuration Management
7 36 (4.60%) CRM
8 33 (4.22%) High Availability
9 32 (4.09%) Project Management
10 30 (3.84%) Information Security
11 29 (3.71%) Service Delivery
12 28 (3.58%) Stakeholder Management
13 25 (3.20%) Business Intelligence
13 25 (3.20%) Load Balancing
14 24 (3.07%) Kalman Filter
15 23 (2.94%) DevOps
16 21 (2.69%) Disaster Recovery
17 18 (2.30%) Change Control
17 18 (2.30%) ITIL V3
18 17 (2.17%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 127 (16.24%) SQL
2 47 (6.01%) Java
3 42 (5.37%) PowerShell
4 41 (5.24%) C#
5 31 (3.96%) Shell Script
6 24 (3.07%) PL/SQL
6 24 (3.07%) Python
7 23 (2.94%) JavaScript
8 20 (2.56%) T-SQL
9 19 (2.43%) C
10 18 (2.30%) C++
11 13 (1.66%) Perl
11 13 (1.66%) PHP
12 10 (1.28%) Bash Shell
13 7 (0.90%) VB.NET
14 5 (0.64%) Ruby
14 5 (0.64%) VB
15 4 (0.51%) VBScript
16 2 (0.26%) COBOL
16 2 (0.26%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 68 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 49 (6.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 45 (5.75%) SC Cleared
4 41 (5.24%) Degree
5 28 (3.58%) MCSE
6 19 (2.43%) MCP
7 15 (1.92%) CCNA
7 15 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (1.53%) MCSA
9 11 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (1.15%) CISSP
10 9 (1.15%) MCITP
11 7 (0.90%) A+ Certification
12 6 (0.77%) CISM
12 6 (0.77%) DBS Check
12 6 (0.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 6 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 6 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (0.51%) DV Cleared
13 4 (0.51%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (6.52%) SLA
2 18 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.02%) QA
4 7 (0.90%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.64%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.13%) ECSS
8 1 (0.13%) FISMA
8 1 (0.13%) HIPAA
System Software
1 323 (41.30%) Active Directory
2 103 (13.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (4.86%) vSphere
4 35 (4.48%) Hyper-V
5 26 (3.32%) Virtual Machines
6 23 (2.94%) XenApp
7 21 (2.69%) VMware ESX
8 14 (1.79%) XenDesktop
9 13 (1.66%) Microsoft App-V
10 12 (1.53%) iptables
11 10 (1.28%) Postfix
11 10 (1.28%) Sendmail
11 10 (1.28%) Virtual Desktop
12 9 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
12 9 (1.15%) XenServer
13 7 (0.90%) Docker
14 6 (0.77%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 6 (0.77%) Firmware
15 4 (0.51%) LXC
15 4 (0.51%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 91 (11.64%) SCCM
2 37 (4.73%) Puppet
3 19 (2.43%) SCOM
4 14 (1.79%) Microsoft Clustering
5 13 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (1.66%) WSUS
6 12 (1.53%) Cobbler
7 11 (1.41%) Nagios
8 10 (1.28%) OSSEC
9 9 (1.15%) Ansible
9 9 (1.15%) Backup Exec
10 8 (1.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 7 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
12 5 (0.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 5 (0.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 4 (0.51%) Bacula
13 4 (0.51%) Control-M
13 4 (0.51%) SCVMM
14 3 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
14 3 (0.38%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 295 (37.72%) Microsoft
2 192 (24.55%) VMware
3 173 (22.12%) Citrix
4 103 (13.17%) Oracle
5 68 (8.70%) HP
6 57 (7.29%) Cisco
7 47 (6.01%) Red Hat
8 31 (3.96%) Apple
9 28 (3.58%) Dell
10 25 (3.20%) SAP
11 20 (2.56%) CheckPoint
11 20 (2.56%) Symantec
12 18 (2.30%) IBM
13 17 (2.17%) NetApp
14 15 (1.92%) ServiceNow
15 14 (1.79%) EMC
15 14 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
16 13 (1.66%) Infor
16 13 (1.66%) Splunk
17 11 (1.41%) SolarWinds
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