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 5 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 5 3
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 458 453 368
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 16.61% 14.88% 16.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.69% 68.74% 65.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 205 160
Average daily rate
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£313 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £135 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 64 98
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.25 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.28% -10.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £28.85 £31.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +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
708 659 559
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 25.68% 21.65% 25.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 286 235
Average daily rate £338 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £140 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £439 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.79% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 83 115
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.88 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.78% -0.78%

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 5 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 5 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 5 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 +6 132 £350 +52.17% 51
Cambridgeshire +2 111 £275 +5.76% 67
Essex -3 86 £325 -18.75% 19
Suffolk +3 52 £250 +6.38% 18
Bedfordshire 0 42 £263 -25.53% 16
Norfolk 0 37 £190 -24.00% 13
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 5 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.

1 369 (39.81%) Active Directory
2 350 (37.76%) Microsoft
3 208 (22.44%) VMware
4 207 (22.33%) Windows 7
5 201 (21.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 175 (18.88%) Linux
7 172 (18.55%) Citrix
8 170 (18.34%) MS Office
9 163 (17.58%) Windows Server 2003
10 155 (16.72%) ITIL
11 145 (15.64%) Windows Server 2012
12 137 (14.78%) SQL
13 134 (14.46%) SQL Server
14 133 (14.35%) MS Excel
15 116 (12.51%) MS Exchange
16 107 (11.54%) DNS
16 107 (11.54%) HP
17 102 (11.00%) Migration
18 100 (10.79%) UNIX
19 98 (10.57%) VMware Infrastructure
20 97 (10.46%) .NET
21 95 (10.25%) Cisco
21 95 (10.25%) Finance
22 91 (9.82%) Oracle
23 87 (9.39%) Windows XP
23 87 (9.39%) SCCM
24 74 (7.98%) DHCP
25 70 (7.55%) Firewall
26 69 (7.44%) HTML
27 68 (7.34%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 5 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
1 116 (12.51%) MS Exchange
2 67 (7.23%) IIS
3 62 (6.69%) SharePoint
4 60 (6.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 33 (3.56%) WebSphere
6 31 (3.34%) IBM Notes
7 30 (3.24%) Lync
7 30 (3.24%) Exchange Server 2003
8 24 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2007
9 20 (2.16%) WebLogic
10 18 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2013
11 17 (1.83%) Apache
12 14 (1.51%) Lotus Domino
13 11 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
13 11 (1.19%) WebLogic Portal
14 10 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 10 (1.08%) Tomcat
15 9 (0.97%) JBoss
16 8 (0.86%) Documentum
16 8 (0.86%) GlassFish
Applications
1 170 (18.34%) MS Office
2 133 (14.35%) MS Excel
3 11 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (1.08%) SOLIDWORKS
5 5 (0.54%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.22%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.22%) MS Project
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%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 7 (0.76%) Oracle Retail
2 6 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.22%) ResourceLink
4 2 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.11%) TeleForm
5 1 (0.11%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.11%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 45 (4.85%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (2.80%) Office 365
4 8 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (0.54%) Amazon S3
5 5 (0.54%) IBM SmartCloud
6 4 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.32%) PaaS
7 3 (0.32%) IaaS
8 2 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.11%) SaaS
9 1 (0.11%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.11%) Amazon Glacier
9 1 (0.11%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 107 (11.54%) DNS
2 74 (7.98%) DHCP
3 70 (7.55%) Firewall
4 62 (6.69%) SAN
5 47 (5.07%) TCP/IP
5 47 (5.07%) LAN
6 45 (4.85%) WAN
7 44 (4.75%) VPN
8 28 (3.02%) Wireless
9 27 (2.91%) Internet
10 21 (2.27%) FTP
11 15 (1.62%) NAS
11 15 (1.62%) Network Security
12 13 (1.40%) Cisco ASA
13 11 (1.19%) VoIP
14 10 (1.08%) MPLS
15 9 (0.97%) VLAN
15 9 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
16 8 (0.86%) Telnet
16 8 (0.86%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (14.46%) SQL Server
2 38 (4.10%) Relational Database
3 29 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 24 (2.59%) MySQL
5 18 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
6 13 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (1.19%) Hadoop
8 10 (1.08%) Big Data
8 10 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (0.65%) Oracle Database
10 5 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (0.54%) DTS
10 5 (0.54%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (0.43%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.32%) Amazon Redshift
12 3 (0.32%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.32%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 27 (2.91%) Visual Studio
2 24 (2.59%) Ant
3 20 (2.16%) Eclipse
4 19 (2.05%) SoapUI
5 17 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 9 (0.97%) JIRA
8 8 (0.86%) Selenium
9 7 (0.76%) Jenkins
10 6 (0.65%) Subversion
10 6 (0.65%) Maven
11 5 (0.54%) Git (software)
11 5 (0.54%) Toad
11 5 (0.54%) MSI
12 4 (0.43%) JUnit
12 4 (0.43%) Robot Framework
13 3 (0.32%) TestLink
13 3 (0.32%) Hudson
13 3 (0.32%) Trac
13 3 (0.32%) Redmine
General
1 95 (10.25%) Finance
2 27 (2.91%) Telecoms
3 25 (2.70%) Retail
4 24 (2.59%) Legal
5 20 (2.16%) Marketing
6 16 (1.73%) Manufacturing
7 13 (1.40%) Law
8 7 (0.76%) French Language
8 7 (0.76%) Local Government
9 4 (0.43%) Banking
9 4 (0.43%) Electronics
10 3 (0.32%) German Language
10 3 (0.32%) Automotive
10 3 (0.32%) Games
11 2 (0.22%) Billing
11 2 (0.22%) Publishing
12 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 221 (23.84%) Analyst
2 89 (9.60%) Support Analyst
3 88 (9.49%) Developer
4 86 (9.28%) Service Analyst
4 86 (9.28%) Service Desk Analyst
5 80 (8.63%) Support Engineer
6 71 (7.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 62 (6.69%) Desktop Support
8 60 (6.47%) Architect
9 55 (5.93%) Consultant
10 52 (5.61%) 1st Line Support
11 45 (4.85%) 2nd Line Support
12 44 (4.75%) Administrator
13 35 (3.78%) IT Support
14 32 (3.45%) Desktop Engineer
15 31 (3.34%) 3rd Line Support
16 30 (3.24%) Help Desk Analyst
17 29 (3.13%) Java Developer
18 27 (2.91%) Systems Administrator
19 25 (2.70%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (10.46%) .NET
2 69 (7.44%) HTML
3 68 (7.34%) Web Services
4 67 (7.23%) XML
5 54 (5.83%) CSS
6 46 (4.96%) .NET Framework
7 42 (4.53%) J2EE
8 39 (4.21%) HTML5
9 38 (4.10%) XHTML
10 30 (3.24%) SOAP
10 30 (3.24%) Ajax
11 25 (2.70%) ASP.NET
12 20 (2.16%) TopLink
12 20 (2.16%) WCF
13 19 (2.05%) jQuery
14 18 (1.94%) JAX-RS
14 18 (1.94%) JAX-WS
15 15 (1.62%) ADO
16 11 (1.19%) Application Packaging
16 11 (1.19%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 45 (4.85%) Blackberry
2 32 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (3.02%) Clustering
4 26 (2.80%) Client/Server
5 16 (1.73%) Replication
6 15 (1.62%) Management Information System
7 12 (1.29%) iPad
8 11 (1.19%) Visualisation
9 10 (1.08%) NHS
9 10 (1.08%) N-Tier
9 10 (1.08%) iPhone
9 10 (1.08%) Computer Science
10 7 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
10 7 (0.76%) PKI
11 6 (0.65%) Data Integration
12 5 (0.54%) Fat Client
12 5 (0.54%) Thin Client
13 4 (0.43%) CLARiiON
13 4 (0.43%) Symmetrix
13 4 (0.43%) EMC Centera
Operating Systems
1 207 (22.33%) Windows 7
2 201 (21.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 175 (18.88%) Linux
4 163 (17.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 145 (15.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 100 (10.79%) UNIX
7 87 (9.39%) Windows XP
8 51 (5.50%) Solaris
9 39 (4.21%) Windows 8
10 25 (2.70%) Android
11 23 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 21 (2.27%) Mac OS X
13 18 (1.94%) Windows 2000 Server
14 17 (1.83%) Windows Vista
15 14 (1.51%) AIX
16 13 (1.40%) Apple iOS
17 12 (1.29%) CentOS
18 8 (0.86%) Windows 2000
19 7 (0.76%) Debian
20 5 (0.54%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (16.72%) ITIL
2 102 (11.00%) Migration
3 66 (7.12%) Service Delivery
4 56 (6.04%) Agile Software Development
5 48 (5.18%) Incident Management
6 45 (4.85%) OO
7 43 (4.64%) E-Commerce
8 41 (4.42%) Project Management
9 36 (3.88%) Content Management
10 30 (3.24%) User Stories
11 29 (3.13%) MVC
12 27 (2.91%) Change Management
12 27 (2.91%) Scrum
12 27 (2.91%) TDD
13 24 (2.59%) Change Control
14 22 (2.37%) Document Management
14 22 (2.37%) SOA
15 21 (2.27%) Multithreading
15 21 (2.27%) Use Case
15 21 (2.27%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 137 (14.78%) SQL
2 61 (6.58%) JavaScript
3 57 (6.15%) C#
4 53 (5.72%) Java
4 53 (5.72%) PowerShell
5 24 (2.59%) VB
6 23 (2.48%) Shell Script
7 22 (2.37%) Python
8 17 (1.83%) Bash Shell
8 17 (1.83%) PHP
9 15 (1.62%) T-SQL
10 13 (1.40%) VBScript
11 12 (1.29%) VB.NET
11 12 (1.29%) Perl
11 12 (1.29%) C++
12 5 (0.54%) Ruby
12 5 (0.54%) Korn
12 5 (0.54%) C
13 4 (0.43%) Embedded C++
14 3 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 60 (6.47%) Security Cleared
2 58 (6.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 40 (4.31%) SC Cleared
4 38 (4.10%) Degree
5 34 (3.67%) MCSE
6 26 (2.80%) MCP
7 20 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
8 19 (2.05%) CCNA
9 15 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
10 14 (1.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 11 (1.19%) MCITP
12 6 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 5 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 5 (0.54%) HNC
13 5 (0.54%) Citrix Certification
14 4 (0.43%) PMI Certification
14 4 (0.43%) MCSA
14 4 (0.43%) CCNP
14 4 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 4 (0.43%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (5.83%) SLA
2 7 (0.76%) QA
3 3 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.22%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.11%) GxP
System Software
1 369 (39.81%) Active Directory
2 98 (10.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (7.23%) Hyper-V
4 38 (4.10%) vSphere
5 37 (3.99%) XenApp
6 34 (3.67%) VMware ESX
7 16 (1.73%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (1.62%) XenServer
8 15 (1.62%) Microsoft App-V
9 11 (1.19%) vCloud
9 11 (1.19%) Terminal Services
10 10 (1.08%) Firmware
10 10 (1.08%) XenDesktop
11 6 (0.65%) BitLocker
12 5 (0.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 5 (0.54%) Terminal Server
13 4 (0.43%) ProxySG
13 4 (0.43%) Dovecot
14 3 (0.32%) DFS Replication
14 3 (0.32%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 87 (9.39%) SCCM
2 47 (5.07%) SCOM
3 12 (1.29%) WSUS
4 10 (1.08%) Puppet
4 10 (1.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 9 (0.97%) OpenView
6 8 (0.86%) Backup Exec
6 8 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (0.76%) Tivoli
8 6 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (0.65%) OVSD
8 6 (0.65%) NetBackup
9 5 (0.54%) HP Data Protector
9 5 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (0.54%) ARCserve
10 4 (0.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 4 (0.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 3 (0.32%) AirWatch
11 3 (0.32%) Nagios
11 3 (0.32%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 350 (37.76%) Microsoft
2 208 (22.44%) VMware
3 172 (18.55%) Citrix
4 107 (11.54%) HP
5 95 (10.25%) Cisco
6 91 (9.82%) Oracle
7 51 (5.50%) Symantec
8 46 (4.96%) IBM
9 33 (3.56%) Lotus
10 32 (3.45%) Dell
11 27 (2.91%) NetApp
12 26 (2.80%) McAfee
13 22 (2.37%) Red Hat
14 21 (2.27%) Adobe
15 18 (1.94%) EMC
15 18 (1.94%) Apple
15 18 (1.94%) 3PAR
16 14 (1.51%) Sophos
16 14 (1.51%) Brocade
17 11 (1.19%) Akamai
Norwich, Norfolk
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Norfolk
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £150 - 180 per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Rate: £25,000 to £30,000 (Pro Rata)
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Sandy, Bedfordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £340.00 - £440.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridgeshire
LA International
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Connectus
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedfordshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £450 - 500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 5 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Connectus
Rate: £377.36 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
LA International
Posted: 6 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Woodrow Mercer Recruitment
Posted: 6 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Mothercare
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Peterborough
Quantica Technology - London
Posted: 11 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 13 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour
Posted: 14 days ago
Stevenage
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £16.00 per hour
Posted: 17 days ago
Cambridge
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Bury St. Edmunds
Blue Town Online
Rate: £30178 - £35662 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago