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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 466 496 374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 16.90% 16.69% 17.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.32% 70.66% 65.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 214 161
Average daily rate
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£291 £278 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.95% -14.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £135 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £448 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £314
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 75 97
Average hourly rate £16.25 £14.00 £17.47
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.07% -19.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.79 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £27.08 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -1.63%
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
736 702 573
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 26.69% 23.63% 26.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 306 230
Average daily rate £325 £300 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £150 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 95 115
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +3 133 £350 +41.41% 57
Cambridgeshire -1 118 £295 +26.88% 61
Essex -4 77 £313 -23.07% 35
Suffolk +9 52 £400 +70.21% 9
Norfolk +1 50 £175 -28.20% 8
Bedfordshire -5 38 £200 -33.33% 21
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 375 (40.94%) Active Directory
2 336 (36.68%) Microsoft
3 228 (24.89%) Windows 7
4 214 (23.36%) VMware
5 210 (22.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 183 (19.98%) Citrix
7 169 (18.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 169 (18.45%) MS Office
8 160 (17.47%) ITIL
9 159 (17.36%) Linux
10 143 (15.61%) SQL Server
11 141 (15.39%) SQL
12 140 (15.28%) Windows Server 2012
13 137 (14.96%) MS Excel
14 117 (12.77%) HP
15 108 (11.79%) MS Exchange
16 104 (11.35%) Cisco
17 101 (11.03%) DNS
18 98 (10.70%) UNIX
19 97 (10.59%) VMware Infrastructure
20 96 (10.48%) Migration
21 95 (10.37%) Finance
22 89 (9.72%) .NET
22 89 (9.72%) Oracle
23 84 (9.17%) SAN
24 82 (8.95%) Windows XP
25 80 (8.73%) SharePoint
25 80 (8.73%) SCCM
26 76 (8.30%) Firewall
27 73 (7.97%) DHCP

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 108 (11.79%) MS Exchange
2 80 (8.73%) SharePoint
3 66 (7.21%) IIS
4 55 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 31 (3.38%) WebSphere
5 31 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2003
6 30 (3.28%) IBM Notes
7 28 (3.06%) BizTalk Server
8 27 (2.95%) Exchange Server 2007
9 19 (2.07%) Lync
9 19 (2.07%) WebLogic
9 19 (2.07%) Apache
10 15 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
11 14 (1.53%) Lotus Domino
12 10 (1.09%) WebLogic Portal
12 10 (1.09%) JBoss
12 10 (1.09%) Tomcat
13 8 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 8 (0.87%) Documentum
13 8 (0.87%) GlassFish
Applications
1 169 (18.45%) MS Office
2 137 (14.96%) MS Excel
3 12 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (1.09%) SOLIDWORKS
5 5 (0.55%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.22%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.22%) Mingle
6 2 (0.22%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.11%) MS Project
7 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 22 (2.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.87%) SAP CRM
3 7 (0.76%) Oracle Retail
4 4 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.22%) ResourceLink
5 2 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.11%) TeleForm
6 1 (0.11%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.11%) Tridion
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 36 (3.93%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (3.28%) Office 365
3 24 (2.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.55%) IBM SmartCloud
4 5 (0.55%) Amazon S3
5 4 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.33%) IaaS
6 3 (0.33%) PaaS
7 2 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.11%) Amazon Glacier
8 1 (0.11%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.11%) SaaS
8 1 (0.11%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 101 (11.03%) DNS
2 84 (9.17%) SAN
3 76 (8.30%) Firewall
4 73 (7.97%) DHCP
5 46 (5.02%) LAN
6 43 (4.69%) WAN
7 41 (4.48%) TCP/IP
8 40 (4.37%) VPN
9 32 (3.49%) Internet
10 27 (2.95%) Wireless
11 18 (1.97%) Network Security
12 17 (1.86%) Cisco ASA
13 16 (1.75%) FTP
14 15 (1.64%) NAS
15 13 (1.42%) LDAP
16 12 (1.31%) VoIP
17 10 (1.09%) Telnet
17 10 (1.09%) VLAN
18 8 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
18 8 (0.87%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (15.61%) SQL Server
2 37 (4.04%) Relational Database
3 32 (3.49%) SQL Server 2008
4 23 (2.51%) MySQL
5 19 (2.07%) SQL Server 2012
6 13 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
7 12 (1.31%) Hadoop
7 12 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (1.09%) Big Data
9 6 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (0.66%) Oracle Database
10 5 (0.55%) DTS
10 5 (0.55%) SQL Server 2000
10 5 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (0.44%) Amazon RDS
12 3 (0.33%) Amazon Redshift
12 3 (0.33%) Apache Hive
12 3 (0.33%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.33%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 24 (2.62%) Ant
2 21 (2.29%) Visual Studio
3 20 (2.18%) Eclipse
4 18 (1.97%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (1.97%) SoapUI
5 10 (1.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 8 (0.87%) Toad
6 8 (0.87%) JIRA
6 8 (0.87%) Jenkins
7 6 (0.66%) Subversion
7 6 (0.66%) Maven
7 6 (0.66%) Selenium
7 6 (0.66%) Git (software)
8 5 (0.55%) MSI
9 4 (0.44%) JUnit
9 4 (0.44%) Robot Framework
10 3 (0.33%) TestLink
10 3 (0.33%) Hudson
11 2 (0.22%) JMeter
11 2 (0.22%) Bugzilla
General
1 95 (10.37%) Finance
2 28 (3.06%) Telecoms
3 26 (2.84%) Retail
4 22 (2.40%) Legal
5 20 (2.18%) Marketing
6 17 (1.86%) Manufacturing
7 16 (1.75%) Law
8 7 (0.76%) French Language
8 7 (0.76%) Local Government
9 6 (0.66%) Banking
10 5 (0.55%) Electronics
11 3 (0.33%) German Language
11 3 (0.33%) Automotive
11 3 (0.33%) Publishing
12 1 (0.11%) Billing
12 1 (0.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 225 (24.56%) Analyst
2 92 (10.04%) Service Analyst
2 92 (10.04%) Service Desk Analyst
3 87 (9.50%) Support Engineer
4 84 (9.17%) Support Analyst
5 78 (8.52%) Developer
6 67 (7.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 58 (6.33%) Architect
8 55 (6.00%) Consultant
9 52 (5.68%) Desktop Support
10 50 (5.46%) 1st Line Support
11 45 (4.91%) 2nd Line Support
12 41 (4.48%) Administrator
13 36 (3.93%) IT Support
14 35 (3.82%) Help Desk Analyst
15 33 (3.60%) 3rd Line Support
16 32 (3.49%) Desktop Engineer
17 30 (3.28%) Java Developer
18 23 (2.51%) Systems Administrator
19 22 (2.40%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (9.72%) .NET
2 63 (6.88%) XML
3 62 (6.77%) HTML
4 61 (6.66%) Web Services
5 47 (5.13%) CSS
6 40 (4.37%) J2EE
7 39 (4.26%) .NET Framework
8 38 (4.15%) HTML5
9 30 (3.28%) XHTML
10 29 (3.17%) Ajax
11 27 (2.95%) SOAP
12 23 (2.51%) ASP.NET
13 20 (2.18%) TopLink
13 20 (2.18%) EclipseLink
14 18 (1.97%) JAX-WS
14 18 (1.97%) JAX-RS
15 15 (1.64%) ADO
16 14 (1.53%) WCF
17 12 (1.31%) jQuery
18 11 (1.20%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 46 (5.02%) Blackberry
2 36 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (3.28%) Client/Server
4 19 (2.07%) Clustering
5 16 (1.75%) Visualisation
6 15 (1.64%) Management Information System
7 11 (1.20%) N-Tier
8 10 (1.09%) Replication
8 10 (1.09%) Computer Science
8 10 (1.09%) iPad
9 9 (0.98%) iPhone
10 8 (0.87%) CLARiiON
10 8 (0.87%) NHS
11 7 (0.76%) PKI
12 6 (0.66%) Data Integration
13 5 (0.55%) Enterprise Storage
13 5 (0.55%) iSeries
13 5 (0.55%) Fat Client
13 5 (0.55%) Thin Client
13 5 (0.55%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 228 (24.89%) Windows 7
2 210 (22.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 169 (18.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 159 (17.36%) Linux
5 140 (15.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 98 (10.70%) UNIX
7 82 (8.95%) Windows XP
8 50 (5.46%) Solaris
9 38 (4.15%) Windows 8
10 25 (2.73%) Android
11 18 (1.97%) Windows 2000 Server
12 16 (1.75%) Windows Vista
13 15 (1.64%) Mac OS X
14 14 (1.53%) AIX
14 14 (1.53%) Apple iOS
15 11 (1.20%) Debian
16 9 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 8 (0.87%) Windows 2000
18 5 (0.55%) Ubuntu
19 4 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (17.47%) ITIL
2 96 (10.48%) Migration
3 61 (6.66%) Service Delivery
4 54 (5.90%) Incident Management
4 54 (5.90%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (4.59%) Project Management
6 39 (4.26%) OO
7 35 (3.82%) Content Management
8 33 (3.60%) Change Management
8 33 (3.60%) E-Commerce
8 33 (3.60%) User Stories
9 29 (3.17%) CRM
10 26 (2.84%) Change Control
10 26 (2.84%) Document Management
11 24 (2.62%) TDD
11 24 (2.62%) Scrum
12 21 (2.29%) Use Case
12 21 (2.29%) MVC
13 20 (2.18%) Information Management
14 19 (2.07%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 141 (15.39%) SQL
2 54 (5.90%) Java
3 53 (5.79%) JavaScript
4 51 (5.57%) C#
5 45 (4.91%) PowerShell
6 23 (2.51%) Python
7 22 (2.40%) VB
8 19 (2.07%) Shell Script
9 16 (1.75%) Bash Shell
10 15 (1.64%) PHP
11 14 (1.53%) T-SQL
12 13 (1.42%) VBScript
12 13 (1.42%) Perl
13 12 (1.31%) C++
14 11 (1.20%) VB.NET
15 7 (0.76%) C
16 5 (0.55%) Korn
17 4 (0.44%) Embedded C++
17 4 (0.44%) Ruby
18 3 (0.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 62 (6.77%) Security Cleared
2 57 (6.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 44 (4.80%) SC Cleared
4 37 (4.04%) Degree
5 36 (3.93%) MCSE
6 25 (2.73%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (2.73%) MCP
7 24 (2.62%) CCNA
8 12 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 10 (1.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 9 (0.98%) MCITP
11 6 (0.66%) Citrix Certification
12 5 (0.55%) HNC
12 5 (0.55%) PMI Certification
13 4 (0.44%) CISM
13 4 (0.44%) Oracle Certification
13 4 (0.44%) CISSP
13 4 (0.44%) MCSA
13 4 (0.44%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (7.21%) SLA
2 7 (0.76%) QA
3 4 (0.44%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.33%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.11%) GxP
System Software
1 375 (40.94%) Active Directory
2 97 (10.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (6.99%) Hyper-V
4 37 (4.04%) vSphere
5 33 (3.60%) VMware ESX
6 29 (3.17%) XenApp
7 19 (2.07%) Xen
8 15 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (1.42%) XenServer
9 13 (1.42%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (0.98%) vCloud
10 9 (0.98%) Firmware
10 9 (0.98%) Terminal Services
11 7 (0.76%) Terminal Server
12 5 (0.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 4 (0.44%) ProxySG
13 4 (0.44%) Tivoli Directory Server
13 4 (0.44%) Dovecot
14 3 (0.33%) ACF2
14 3 (0.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 80 (8.73%) SCCM
2 36 (3.93%) SCOM
3 26 (2.84%) Backup Exec
4 12 (1.31%) Tivoli
4 12 (1.31%) WSUS
5 9 (0.98%) OpenView
6 8 (0.87%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 7 (0.76%) ARCserve
7 7 (0.76%) NetBackup
8 6 (0.66%) OVSD
8 6 (0.66%) CA Single Sign-On
8 6 (0.66%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 5 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (0.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 5 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (0.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 4 (0.44%) HP Data Protector
10 4 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.44%) AirWatch
11 3 (0.33%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 336 (36.68%) Microsoft
2 214 (23.36%) VMware
3 183 (19.98%) Citrix
4 117 (12.77%) HP
5 104 (11.35%) Cisco
6 89 (9.72%) Oracle
7 67 (7.31%) Symantec
8 51 (5.57%) IBM
9 35 (3.82%) Dell
10 32 (3.49%) Lotus
11 26 (2.84%) SAP
11 26 (2.84%) NetApp
12 22 (2.40%) McAfee
12 22 (2.40%) EMC
13 20 (2.18%) Adobe
13 20 (2.18%) Red Hat
14 19 (2.07%) Apple
15 17 (1.86%) Hitachi
16 15 (1.64%) 3PAR
17 13 (1.42%) Sophos
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