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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 406 486 564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 15.99% 16.26% 19.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 65.38% 61.44% 70.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 259 250
Median daily rate £328 £310 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.64% +24.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £117 £155 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 87 98
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.75 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.49% +13.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.35 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.62 £40.00 £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +6.89%
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
621 791 803
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 24.46% 26.46% 27.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 428 378
Median daily rate £350 £325 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +23.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £165 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £438 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 100 122
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.60 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +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 29 June 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 29 June 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 29 June 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 +4 115 £325 -10.34% 14
Cambridgeshire +1 97 £340 +7.93% 43
Hertfordshire -4 84 £365 +8.55% 32
Bedfordshire +3 41 £355 +50.26% 8
Suffolk -1 40 £348 -13.12% 8
Norfolk -6 29 £168 -4.28% 1
East Anglia - 1 - -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 321 (41.53%) Active Directory
2 278 (35.96%) Microsoft
3 241 (31.18%) Windows 7
4 204 (26.39%) Windows Server
5 195 (25.23%) MS Office
6 184 (23.80%) MS Excel
7 173 (22.38%) VMware
8 172 (22.25%) Citrix
9 138 (17.85%) Finance
10 135 (17.46%) ITIL
11 134 (17.34%) SQL
12 117 (15.14%) Linux
13 115 (14.88%) Windows Server 2008
14 111 (14.36%) SQL Server
15 105 (13.58%) Windows Server 2012
16 89 (11.51%) VMware Infrastructure
16 89 (11.51%) Incident Management
17 84 (10.87%) Oracle
18 82 (10.61%) SCCM
19 77 (9.96%) MS Exchange
20 76 (9.83%) Windows 8
21 75 (9.70%) Windows Server 2003
22 73 (9.44%) Security Cleared
23 71 (9.18%) Office 365
24 70 (9.06%) Unix
25 67 (8.67%) SharePoint
26 66 (8.54%) .NET
27 63 (8.15%) IIS
28 62 (8.02%) DNS
28 62 (8.02%) HP

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 77 (9.96%) MS Exchange
2 67 (8.67%) SharePoint
3 63 (8.15%) IIS
4 31 (4.01%) Skype for Business
5 27 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2010
6 25 (3.23%) Apache
7 23 (2.98%) BizTalk Server
8 21 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2013
9 17 (2.20%) Tomcat
10 14 (1.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 14 (1.81%) IBM Notes
11 13 (1.68%) IBM Domino
12 12 (1.55%) WebLogic
13 11 (1.42%) SAS
13 11 (1.42%) SharePoint 2010
14 9 (1.16%) WebSphere
15 8 (1.03%) JBoss
16 7 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2003
16 7 (0.91%) WebLogic Portal
17 6 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 195 (25.23%) MS Office
2 184 (23.80%) MS Excel
3 6 (0.78%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.26%) MS Project
6 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.13%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.13%) PTC Creo
6 1 (0.13%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 14 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.78%) Maximo
2 6 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.52%) assyst
4 4 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
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%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.13%) Remedy AR System
7 1 (0.13%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 71 (9.18%) Office 365
2 47 (6.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (3.88%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (2.07%) SaaS
5 11 (1.42%) IaaS
6 10 (1.29%) Yammer
7 9 (1.16%) PaaS
8 7 (0.91%) OneDrive
9 4 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.39%) IBM SmartCloud
11 2 (0.26%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.13%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.13%) Google Apps
12 1 (0.13%) IBM PureFlex
12 1 (0.13%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 62 (8.02%) DNS
2 56 (7.24%) SAN
3 40 (5.17%) Firewall
4 39 (5.05%) LAN
5 38 (4.92%) WAN
6 32 (4.14%) TCP/IP
7 31 (4.01%) DHCP
8 27 (3.49%) Internet
9 17 (2.20%) VPN
10 15 (1.94%) NAS
11 14 (1.81%) LDAP
12 13 (1.68%) HTTP
13 12 (1.55%) SSL
13 12 (1.55%) VLAN
14 10 (1.29%) VoIP
15 8 (1.03%) Network Security
16 7 (0.91%) iSCSI
16 7 (0.91%) NetScaler
17 6 (0.78%) Kerberos
17 6 (0.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (14.36%) SQL Server
2 28 (3.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (2.85%) MySQL
4 16 (2.07%) SQL Server 2012
4 16 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (1.55%) Relational Database
6 10 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (1.16%) SQL Server 2014
8 8 (1.03%) Oracle Database
8 8 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
9 7 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (0.91%) Hadoop
10 6 (0.78%) Amazon Redshift
10 6 (0.78%) DB2
10 6 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (0.65%) Base SAS
11 5 (0.65%) GIS
12 4 (0.52%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 15 (1.94%) Visual Studio
2 13 (1.68%) JIRA
3 10 (1.29%) Subversion
4 9 (1.16%) Git (software)
5 8 (1.03%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.65%) Ant
6 5 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.52%) ClearCase
7 4 (0.52%) Eclipse
7 4 (0.52%) TestDirector
8 3 (0.39%) Bugzilla
8 3 (0.39%) JUnit
8 3 (0.39%) Maven
8 3 (0.39%) MSI
8 3 (0.39%) SoapUI
8 3 (0.39%) Vagrant
8 3 (0.39%) VisualVM
9 2 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.26%) Gradle
9 2 (0.26%) PVCS
General
1 138 (17.85%) Finance
2 45 (5.82%) Law
3 23 (2.98%) Retail
4 19 (2.46%) Telecoms
5 14 (1.81%) Banking
6 13 (1.68%) Local Government
7 12 (1.55%) Advertising
8 7 (0.91%) Marketing
9 6 (0.78%) Legal
9 6 (0.78%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.65%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.52%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.52%) Automotive
11 4 (0.52%) Electronics
11 4 (0.52%) French Language
12 3 (0.39%) Back Office
12 3 (0.39%) Military
13 2 (0.26%) Avionics
14 1 (0.13%) German Language
Job Titles
1 198 (25.61%) Analyst
2 96 (12.42%) Service Analyst
3 92 (11.90%) Service Desk Analyst
4 80 (10.35%) Help Desk Analyst
5 77 (9.96%) Support Analyst
6 72 (9.31%) Support Engineer
7 58 (7.50%) Architect
8 53 (6.86%) Developer
9 51 (6.60%) Desktop Support
10 40 (5.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 38 (4.92%) 2nd Line Support
11 38 (4.92%) Desktop Engineer
12 37 (4.79%) Consultant
13 35 (4.53%) Administrator
14 33 (4.27%) Project Manager
15 32 (4.14%) Help Desk Support
15 32 (4.14%) Help Desk Support Analyst
16 30 (3.88%) .NET Developer
16 30 (3.88%) Applications Support
16 30 (3.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (8.54%) .NET
2 32 (4.14%) XML
3 31 (4.01%) HTML
4 29 (3.75%) Web Services
5 22 (2.85%) WCF
6 21 (2.72%) Middleware
7 20 (2.59%) ASP.NET
8 16 (2.07%) SOAP
9 15 (1.94%) .NET Framework
9 15 (1.94%) CSS
10 13 (1.68%) Ajax
10 13 (1.68%) WPF
11 10 (1.29%) COM
12 9 (1.16%) Classic ASP
13 8 (1.03%) ASP.NET MVC
13 8 (1.03%) J2EE
13 8 (1.03%) jQuery
13 8 (1.03%) JSON
14 7 (0.91%) HTML5
15 6 (0.78%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 59 (7.63%) Data Centre
2 53 (6.86%) Blackberry
3 26 (3.36%) Clustering
4 23 (2.98%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (1.68%) Driving Licence
5 13 (1.68%) iPad
6 11 (1.42%) Computer Science
6 11 (1.42%) Fat Client
6 11 (1.42%) Thin Client
7 9 (1.16%) iPhone
7 9 (1.16%) Management Information System
7 9 (1.16%) PKI
8 8 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.03%) Mobile App
8 8 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
9 7 (0.91%) Client/Server
10 6 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
10 6 (0.78%) Mainframe
10 6 (0.78%) NHS
10 6 (0.78%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 241 (31.18%) Windows 7
2 204 (26.39%) Windows Server
3 117 (15.14%) Linux
4 115 (14.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 105 (13.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 76 (9.83%) Windows 8
7 75 (9.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 70 (9.06%) Unix
9 42 (5.43%) Windows 10
10 41 (5.30%) Windows XP
11 28 (3.62%) Solaris
12 24 (3.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 14 (1.81%) Mac OS
14 13 (1.68%) Apple iOS
14 13 (1.68%) Windows Vista
15 12 (1.55%) AIX
16 9 (1.16%) HPUX
16 9 (1.16%) Windows 2000 Server
17 8 (1.03%) Android
18 5 (0.65%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (17.46%) ITIL
2 89 (11.51%) Incident Management
3 59 (7.63%) Migration
4 57 (7.37%) Document Management
5 48 (6.21%) Agile Software Development
6 35 (4.53%) Configuration Management
7 32 (4.14%) High Availability
8 31 (4.01%) CRM
9 28 (3.62%) Service Delivery
10 27 (3.49%) Information Security
10 27 (3.49%) SOA
11 25 (3.23%) Load Balancing
11 25 (3.23%) Project Management
12 22 (2.85%) Stakeholder Management
13 21 (2.72%) Business Intelligence
13 21 (2.72%) Disaster Recovery
14 20 (2.59%) DevOps
15 17 (2.20%) Change Control
16 16 (2.07%) Service Management
17 15 (1.94%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 134 (17.34%) SQL
2 48 (6.21%) C#
3 43 (5.56%) Java
4 42 (5.43%) PowerShell
5 26 (3.36%) JavaScript
6 25 (3.23%) Shell Script
7 24 (3.10%) PL/SQL
8 20 (2.59%) Python
8 20 (2.59%) T-SQL
9 19 (2.46%) C
10 18 (2.33%) C++
11 11 (1.42%) PHP
12 10 (1.29%) Perl
13 7 (0.91%) VB.NET
14 6 (0.78%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.52%) VB
15 4 (0.52%) VBScript
16 3 (0.39%) Ruby
17 2 (0.26%) MATLAB
17 2 (0.26%) XAML
Qualifications
1 73 (9.44%) Security Cleared
2 50 (6.47%) SC Cleared
3 43 (5.56%) Degree
3 43 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 26 (3.36%) MCSE
5 16 (2.07%) MCP
6 14 (1.81%) CCNA
6 14 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (1.55%) MCSA
8 10 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (1.16%) CISSP
10 7 (0.91%) A+ Certification
10 7 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
10 7 (0.91%) DBS Check
10 7 (0.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 7 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 7 (0.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (0.78%) CISM
11 6 (0.78%) ISTQB
11 6 (0.78%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (7.24%) SLA
2 15 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (0.91%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.39%) QA
6 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.13%) ECSS
6 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 321 (41.53%) Active Directory
2 89 (11.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (3.88%) vSphere
4 28 (3.62%) Hyper-V
5 23 (2.98%) Virtual Machines
6 19 (2.46%) XenApp
7 18 (2.33%) VMware ESX
8 14 (1.81%) Microsoft App-V
9 13 (1.68%) Virtual Desktop
10 9 (1.16%) iptables
10 9 (1.16%) Postfix
10 9 (1.16%) Sendmail
10 9 (1.16%) XenDesktop
11 8 (1.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 8 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (0.91%) XenServer
13 6 (0.78%) Docker
14 5 (0.65%) Terminal Server
15 4 (0.52%) LXC
15 4 (0.52%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 82 (10.61%) SCCM
2 31 (4.01%) Puppet
3 20 (2.59%) SCOM
4 13 (1.68%) Microsoft Clustering
5 12 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (1.42%) Cobbler
7 10 (1.29%) Nagios
8 9 (1.16%) Backup Exec
8 9 (1.16%) OSSEC
9 8 (1.03%) Ansible
9 8 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 7 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
10 7 (0.91%) WSUS
11 6 (0.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 5 (0.65%) Bacula
13 4 (0.52%) SCVMM
14 3 (0.39%) Failover Clustering
14 3 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
14 3 (0.39%) NetBackup
14 3 (0.39%) Opsview
Vendors
1 278 (35.96%) Microsoft
2 173 (22.38%) VMware
3 172 (22.25%) Citrix
4 84 (10.87%) Oracle
5 62 (8.02%) HP
6 51 (6.60%) Cisco
7 30 (3.88%) Red Hat
8 26 (3.36%) Apple
9 24 (3.10%) Dell
9 24 (3.10%) IBM
9 24 (3.10%) Symantec
10 20 (2.59%) SAP
11 18 (2.33%) CheckPoint
11 18 (2.33%) NetApp
12 14 (1.81%) EMC
12 14 (1.81%) Lotus
13 13 (1.68%) ServiceNow
14 12 (1.55%) Splunk
15 10 (1.29%) Infor
15 10 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
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