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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 503 536 415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 16.13% 17.09% 17.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.34% 68.37% 69.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 263 151
Average daily rate
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£325 £320 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +8.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £130 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £450 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £304 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.90% -3.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 114 100
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £29.90 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.73% -
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
736 784 599
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 23.60% 24.99% 25.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 420 234
Average daily rate £350 £340 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £135 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 126 111
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £35.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +3 145 £338 +31.06% 52
Essex +2 132 £356 +11.32% 20
Cambridgeshire -6 105 £300 +29.03% 72
Bedfordshire +12 46 £300 -25.00% 13
Suffolk -2 38 £350 -3.44% 13
Norfolk 0 36 £189 -24.50% 3
East Anglia +7 1 £650 +14.03%
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 400 (41.32%) Active Directory
2 324 (33.47%) Microsoft
3 282 (29.13%) VMware
4 244 (25.21%) Windows 7
5 235 (24.28%) Citrix
6 214 (22.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 200 (20.66%) Linux
8 177 (18.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 168 (17.36%) SQL
9 168 (17.36%) Windows Server 2003
10 165 (17.05%) SQL Server
11 154 (15.91%) ITIL
12 145 (14.98%) MS Office
13 142 (14.67%) MS Excel
14 138 (14.26%) VMware Infrastructure
15 125 (12.91%) Finance
16 120 (12.40%) HP
17 114 (11.78%) MS Exchange
18 113 (11.67%) DNS
19 110 (11.36%) SCCM
20 108 (11.16%) Cisco
21 104 (10.74%) SAN
22 99 (10.23%) Firewall
23 97 (10.02%) .NET
23 97 (10.02%) UNIX
24 95 (9.81%) SharePoint
25 90 (9.30%) Migration
26 83 (8.57%) DHCP
26 83 (8.57%) Symantec
27 82 (8.47%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 114 (11.78%) MS Exchange
2 95 (9.81%) SharePoint
3 60 (6.20%) IIS
4 58 (5.99%) Exchange Server 2010
5 35 (3.62%) BizTalk Server
6 31 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2003
7 26 (2.69%) WebSphere
7 26 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2007
7 26 (2.69%) IBM Notes
8 17 (1.76%) Lync
9 14 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
10 13 (1.34%) Apache
10 13 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2013
11 11 (1.14%) Tomcat
11 11 (1.14%) Lotus Domino
11 11 (1.14%) JBoss
12 10 (1.03%) WebLogic
13 8 (0.83%) Documentum
13 8 (0.83%) CMS
13 8 (0.83%) GlassFish
Applications
1 145 (14.98%) MS Office
2 142 (14.67%) MS Excel
3 8 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.52%) MS Project
5 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.21%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.21%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.10%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 31 (3.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.14%) SAP CRM
3 4 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.21%) ResourceLink
4 2 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.21%) Agresso
4 2 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.10%) TeleForm
5 1 (0.10%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.10%) Radian6
5 1 (0.10%) CODA-Financials
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.10%) Tridion
5 1 (0.10%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 41 (4.24%) Office 365
2 27 (2.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (0.83%) Google Analytics
5 5 (0.52%) IBM SmartCloud
6 4 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (0.41%) SaaS
7 3 (0.31%) IaaS
8 2 (0.21%) Taleo
9 1 (0.10%) PaaS
9 1 (0.10%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 113 (11.67%) DNS
2 104 (10.74%) SAN
3 99 (10.23%) Firewall
4 83 (8.57%) DHCP
5 49 (5.06%) WAN
6 46 (4.75%) LAN
7 42 (4.34%) TCP/IP
8 40 (4.13%) Internet
9 28 (2.89%) VPN
10 26 (2.69%) LDAP
11 24 (2.48%) VLAN
12 20 (2.07%) NAS
13 18 (1.86%) Wireless
14 17 (1.76%) Network Security
14 17 (1.76%) VoIP
14 17 (1.76%) Telnet
15 16 (1.65%) Cisco ASA
16 15 (1.55%) PuTTY
16 15 (1.55%) SSH
16 15 (1.55%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (17.05%) SQL Server
2 38 (3.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 31 (3.20%) SQL Server 2012
4 29 (3.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 28 (2.89%) Relational Database
6 18 (1.86%) MySQL
7 16 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 15 (1.55%) Big Data
8 15 (1.55%) Hadoop
9 12 (1.24%) Oracle Database
9 12 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
10 11 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 10 (1.03%) MongoDB
12 8 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
13 7 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
13 7 (0.72%) Amazon Redshift
14 5 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
15 4 (0.41%) EDRMS
15 4 (0.41%) Sybase ASE
15 4 (0.41%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 25 (2.58%) Visual Studio
2 23 (2.38%) Git (software)
3 19 (1.96%) Ant
4 18 (1.86%) JIRA
5 17 (1.76%) Subversion
5 17 (1.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (1.65%) MSI
7 15 (1.55%) Toad
8 14 (1.45%) Eclipse
9 13 (1.34%) Jenkins
10 10 (1.03%) SoapUI
11 8 (0.83%) Oracle Forms
12 7 (0.72%) Selenium
13 6 (0.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 5 (0.52%) Maven
15 4 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 4 (0.41%) JUnit
16 3 (0.31%) NUnit
16 3 (0.31%) AdminStudio
16 3 (0.31%) MSTest
General
1 125 (12.91%) Finance
2 29 (3.00%) Telecoms
3 18 (1.86%) Retail
4 15 (1.55%) Manufacturing
4 15 (1.55%) Banking
5 14 (1.45%) Law
6 13 (1.34%) Legal
7 11 (1.14%) Automotive
7 11 (1.14%) Local Government
8 9 (0.93%) Marketing
9 5 (0.52%) Publishing
9 5 (0.52%) Electronics
10 3 (0.31%) Back Office
10 3 (0.31%) French Language
10 3 (0.31%) German Language
10 3 (0.31%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.21%) Avionics
11 2 (0.21%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.21%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 212 (21.90%) Analyst
2 84 (8.68%) Support Engineer
3 83 (8.57%) Service Analyst
3 83 (8.57%) Service Desk Analyst
4 77 (7.95%) Support Analyst
5 71 (7.33%) Developer
6 68 (7.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 62 (6.40%) Architect
8 58 (5.99%) Desktop Support
9 49 (5.06%) Administrator
10 48 (4.96%) 2nd Line Support
11 47 (4.86%) Consultant
12 42 (4.34%) 1st Line Support
13 31 (3.20%) Desktop Engineer
13 31 (3.20%) Help Desk Analyst
14 29 (3.00%) Java Developer
15 26 (2.69%) 3rd Line Support
15 26 (2.69%) Software Engineer
16 25 (2.58%) Systems Administrator
17 23 (2.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (10.02%) .NET
2 59 (6.10%) XML
3 48 (4.96%) Web Services
4 36 (3.72%) .NET Framework
5 28 (2.89%) J2EE
6 27 (2.79%) SOAP
7 26 (2.69%) CSS
8 25 (2.58%) HTML
9 22 (2.27%) Ajax
10 20 (2.07%) ASP.NET
11 18 (1.86%) JSP
12 17 (1.76%) XHTML
12 17 (1.76%) HTML5
13 16 (1.65%) WCF
14 15 (1.55%) ADO
15 10 (1.03%) Spring
15 10 (1.03%) TopLink
15 10 (1.03%) JAX-WS
15 10 (1.03%) JAX-RS
15 10 (1.03%) EclipseLink
Miscellaneous
1 58 (5.99%) Data Centre
2 45 (4.65%) Blackberry
3 37 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (3.10%) Client/Server
5 29 (3.00%) Clustering
6 18 (1.86%) Replication
6 18 (1.86%) Management Information System
7 16 (1.65%) Visualisation
7 16 (1.65%) HP Storage
8 11 (1.14%) N-Tier
8 11 (1.14%) NHS
9 10 (1.03%) Computer Science
10 9 (0.93%) CMDB
11 8 (0.83%) PKI
11 8 (0.83%) Web 2.0
11 8 (0.83%) Data Protection Act
12 7 (0.72%) Data Integration
12 7 (0.72%) Kindle
13 6 (0.62%) Mobile App
13 6 (0.62%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 244 (25.21%) Windows 7
2 214 (22.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 200 (20.66%) Linux
4 177 (18.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 168 (17.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 97 (10.02%) UNIX
7 77 (7.95%) Windows XP
8 52 (5.37%) Windows 8
9 33 (3.41%) Android
10 27 (2.79%) Solaris
11 19 (1.96%) Windows 2000 Server
12 18 (1.86%) Mac OS X
13 13 (1.34%) Apple iOS
14 12 (1.24%) Debian
15 11 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 10 (1.03%) AIX
17 8 (0.83%) Windows 2000
18 7 (0.72%) SUSE
19 6 (0.62%) Windows Phone
20 5 (0.52%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (15.91%) ITIL
2 90 (9.30%) Migration
3 61 (6.30%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (5.68%) Incident Management
5 44 (4.55%) CRM
6 37 (3.82%) Service Delivery
7 35 (3.62%) Configuration Management
7 35 (3.62%) Project Management
8 34 (3.51%) Change Management
9 31 (3.20%) Content Management
10 27 (2.79%) Document Management
10 27 (2.79%) Change Control
11 24 (2.48%) Software Engineering
11 24 (2.48%) Scrum
11 24 (2.48%) OO
12 23 (2.38%) Stakeholder Management
12 23 (2.38%) TDD
12 23 (2.38%) SDLC
13 22 (2.27%) User Stories
13 22 (2.27%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 168 (17.36%) SQL
2 70 (7.23%) Java
3 69 (7.13%) PowerShell
4 60 (6.20%) C#
5 46 (4.75%) JavaScript
6 32 (3.31%) VB
7 31 (3.20%) Perl
8 26 (2.69%) Python
9 25 (2.58%) Bash Shell
9 25 (2.58%) C
10 21 (2.17%) C++
11 19 (1.96%) T-SQL
12 18 (1.86%) Shell Script
13 8 (0.83%) Embedded C
14 7 (0.72%) VBScript
15 6 (0.62%) VB.NET
16 5 (0.52%) VB6
16 5 (0.52%) Korn
17 4 (0.41%) Embedded C++
17 4 (0.41%) PHP
Qualifications
1 59 (6.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (5.58%) Security Cleared
3 50 (5.17%) Degree
4 37 (3.82%) MCSE
5 28 (2.89%) SC Cleared
6 24 (2.48%) Cisco Certification
7 23 (2.38%) MCP
8 22 (2.27%) CCNA
9 13 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
9 13 (1.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 12 (1.24%) MCITP
11 9 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (0.93%) MCSA
11 9 (0.93%) CISSP
12 8 (0.83%) Citrix Certification
13 7 (0.72%) Oracle Certification
13 7 (0.72%) MCDST
13 7 (0.72%) CISM
14 6 (0.62%) OCA
14 6 (0.62%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (6.92%) SLA
2 9 (0.93%) QA
3 7 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (0.72%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.31%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.21%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.10%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.10%) GxP
System Software
1 400 (41.32%) Active Directory
2 138 (14.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (7.85%) Hyper-V
4 49 (5.06%) XenApp
5 47 (4.86%) vSphere
6 42 (4.34%) VMware ESX
7 33 (3.41%) Microsoft App-V
8 27 (2.79%) VMware ESXi
9 26 (2.69%) Xen
9 26 (2.69%) Terminal Services
10 16 (1.65%) XenServer
11 12 (1.24%) XenDesktop
12 8 (0.83%) Tivoli Directory Server
12 8 (0.83%) Terminal Server
13 7 (0.72%) Firmware
13 7 (0.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 7 (0.72%) vCloud
14 6 (0.62%) Docker
15 3 (0.31%) VMware Server
15 3 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 110 (11.36%) SCCM
2 48 (4.96%) SCOM
3 31 (3.20%) Backup Exec
4 21 (2.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 20 (2.07%) Tivoli
6 15 (1.55%) Puppet
7 13 (1.34%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 13 (1.34%) CA Single Sign-On
8 11 (1.14%) ARCserve
9 9 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
10 8 (0.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 8 (0.83%) AirWatch
11 7 (0.72%) Novell Identity Manager
11 7 (0.72%) Oracle Identity Manager
12 6 (0.62%) WSUS
13 5 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
13 5 (0.52%) Ansible
14 4 (0.41%) SCOrch
14 4 (0.41%) XenMobile
14 4 (0.41%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 324 (33.47%) Microsoft
2 282 (29.13%) VMware
3 235 (24.28%) Citrix
4 120 (12.40%) HP
5 108 (11.16%) Cisco
6 83 (8.57%) Symantec
7 82 (8.47%) Oracle
8 60 (6.20%) IBM
9 42 (4.34%) Dell
10 30 (3.10%) SAP
11 26 (2.69%) Lotus
12 25 (2.58%) McAfee
13 24 (2.48%) Red Hat
14 23 (2.38%) EMC
14 23 (2.38%) Cyber-Ark
15 21 (2.17%) Hitachi
16 20 (2.07%) Apple
17 19 (1.96%) NetApp
18 16 (1.65%) CA
18 16 (1.65%) CheckPoint
Ongar, Essex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £100 - £140 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Suffolk
X4 Group
Rate: £250 - 350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Posted: Yesterday
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £90 - £110 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £10.00 - £15.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Coal Intelligent Technology Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £250 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Coal Intelligent Technology Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
Suffolk
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.00 - £15.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Connectus
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £17 - £18 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Essex
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: on application
Posted: 4 days ago
Stevenage
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Essex
Austin Fraser Limited
Posted: 18 days ago
Cambridge
Abcam PLC
Rate: £40,000 - £55,000 per year
Posted: 18 days ago