The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
UK / England
Rank 9 7 6
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 4347 5317 6183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.39% 11.34% 13.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 51.06% 53.40% 57.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2654 3076 3381
Median daily rate £363 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £523 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +0.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 549 771
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.94 £10.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.00 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% +6.89%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Operating Systems Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
8513 9957 10813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.35% 21.23% 22.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5488 6115 6320
Median daily rate £400 £383 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 521 684 861
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +6.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.50 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in England

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the England region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in England

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the England region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in England

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the England region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in England

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the England region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Windows
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017. 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 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
London -1 1670 £400 +6.66% 547
South East -2 968 £358 +3.62% 342
South West 0 313 £320 +1.58% 84
North West -1 295 £350 +7.69% 131
East of England -1 287 £300 - 114
Yorkshire -1 225 £350 +12.00% 91
West Midlands -5 212 £325 -13.33% 129
East Midlands +1 193 £248 -15.38% 63
North East +17 149 £325 +10.16% 24
Midlands +3 9 £450 -5.26% 1
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 England region with a requirement for Windows.

1 3580 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 3356 (35.15%) Microsoft
3 2883 (30.20%) Windows Server
4 2368 (24.80%) Linux
5 2261 (23.68%) VMware
6 1876 (19.65%) Windows 7
7 1588 (16.63%) SQL
8 1572 (16.47%) Windows Server 2008
9 1544 (16.17%) SQL Server
10 1466 (15.36%) ITIL
11 1428 (14.96%) Security Cleared
12 1410 (14.77%) Windows Server 2012
13 1375 (14.40%) Finance
14 1356 (14.20%) MS Excel
15 1289 (13.50%) MS Office
16 1280 (13.41%) Unix
17 1218 (12.76%) VMware Infrastructure
18 1119 (11.72%) PowerShell
19 1117 (11.70%) Citrix
20 1070 (11.21%) Office 365
21 1026 (10.75%) Agile Software Development
22 1010 (10.58%) SC Cleared
23 1004 (10.52%) SCCM
24 992 (10.39%) Migration
25 970 (10.16%) DNS
26 934 (9.78%) Microsoft Azure
27 927 (9.71%) Windows 10
28 903 (9.46%) Cisco
29 890 (9.32%) Firewall
30 884 (9.26%) Oracle

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in 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
1 829 (8.68%) MS Exchange
2 612 (6.41%) IIS
3 579 (6.06%) SharePoint
4 420 (4.40%) Skype for Business
5 403 (4.22%) Exchange Server 2010
6 238 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2013
7 215 (2.25%) Apache
8 185 (1.94%) WebSphere
9 169 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2007
10 161 (1.69%) Tomcat
11 146 (1.53%) BizTalk Server
12 142 (1.49%) WebLogic
13 136 (1.42%) Confluence
14 117 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 106 (1.11%) JBoss
16 91 (0.95%) IBM Notes
16 91 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
17 83 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
18 71 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
19 65 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1356 (14.20%) MS Excel
2 1289 (13.50%) MS Office
3 162 (1.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 93 (0.97%) MS Visio
5 44 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
6 41 (0.43%) MS Project
7 11 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
7 11 (0.12%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.084%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 7 (0.073%) InfoPath
10 5 (0.052%) InDesign
11 4 (0.042%) Gliffy
11 4 (0.042%) SOLIDWORKS
12 3 (0.031%) HipChat
12 3 (0.031%) InVision
13 2 (0.021%) Autodesk Flame
13 2 (0.021%) FrameMaker
13 2 (0.021%) Maya
13 2 (0.021%) NUKE
13 2 (0.021%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 148 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 42 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
3 32 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
4 28 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
5 27 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 26 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
7 21 (0.22%) Oracle 11i
8 19 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
9 17 (0.18%) Adobe Campaign
9 17 (0.18%) Eikon
10 13 (0.14%) RMDS
11 11 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
12 10 (0.10%) Summit
13 9 (0.094%) SAP Hybris
14 7 (0.073%) Demantra
14 7 (0.073%) SnowdropKCS
15 6 (0.063%) Infor M3
16 5 (0.052%) BusinessWorks
16 5 (0.052%) SystmOne
16 5 (0.052%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 1070 (11.21%) Office 365
2 934 (9.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 543 (5.69%) Amazon AWS
4 373 (3.91%) IaaS
5 284 (2.97%) PaaS
6 183 (1.92%) SaaS
7 101 (1.06%) Azure Active Directory
8 73 (0.76%) OneDrive
9 71 (0.74%) GitHub
10 69 (0.72%) Yammer
11 61 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
12 58 (0.61%) Amazon S3
13 54 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
14 52 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
15 29 (0.30%) Amazon ELB
16 26 (0.27%) G Suite
16 26 (0.27%) Google Analytics
17 21 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 21 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
18 20 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 970 (10.16%) DNS
2 890 (9.32%) Firewall
3 792 (8.30%) TCP/IP
4 629 (6.59%) LAN
5 622 (6.52%) DHCP
6 571 (5.98%) WAN
7 515 (5.39%) SAN
8 412 (4.32%) VPN
9 363 (3.80%) Internet
10 249 (2.61%) Skype
11 218 (2.28%) Wireless
12 211 (2.21%) VoIP
13 208 (2.18%) LDAP
13 208 (2.18%) SSL
14 184 (1.93%) Network Security
15 169 (1.77%) HTTP
16 156 (1.63%) NAS
17 131 (1.37%) VLAN
18 121 (1.27%) Remote Desktop
19 108 (1.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1544 (16.17%) SQL Server
2 271 (2.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 245 (2.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 227 (2.38%) Relational Database
5 207 (2.17%) Oracle Database
6 183 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 169 (1.77%) MySQL
8 157 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 141 (1.48%) MongoDB
10 130 (1.36%) NoSQL
11 121 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
12 117 (1.23%) DB2
13 104 (1.09%) Hadoop
14 102 (1.07%) Big Data
14 102 (1.07%) SQL Server 2014
15 88 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
16 81 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 80 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
18 73 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
19 71 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 299 (3.13%) JIRA
2 295 (3.09%) Jenkins
3 292 (3.06%) Git (software)
4 274 (2.87%) Team Foundation Server
5 205 (2.15%) TeamCity
6 198 (2.07%) Visual Studio
7 126 (1.32%) Octopus Deploy
8 118 (1.24%) Subversion
9 93 (0.97%) Selenium
10 91 (0.95%) MSI
11 69 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 65 (0.68%) NUnit
13 63 (0.66%) Eclipse
14 57 (0.60%) Cucumber
15 50 (0.52%) Ant
16 46 (0.48%) Sonatype Nexus
17 45 (0.47%) Maven
18 44 (0.46%) Hudson
19 39 (0.41%) Vagrant
20 35 (0.37%) MSBuild
General
1 1375 (14.40%) Finance
2 539 (5.65%) Banking
3 310 (3.25%) Retail
4 179 (1.87%) Legal
5 167 (1.75%) Law
6 146 (1.53%) Telecoms
7 135 (1.41%) Investment Banking
8 124 (1.30%) Front Office
8 124 (1.30%) Manufacturing
9 119 (1.25%) Back Office
10 95 (1.00%) Marketing
11 78 (0.82%) Advertising
12 66 (0.69%) Financial Institution
13 52 (0.54%) Publishing
14 51 (0.53%) Electronics
15 41 (0.43%) Retail Banking
16 39 (0.41%) Military
17 34 (0.36%) Games
17 34 (0.36%) Local Government
18 23 (0.24%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1532 (16.05%) Analyst
2 976 (10.22%) Developer
3 965 (10.11%) Support Engineer
4 677 (7.09%) Architect
5 621 (6.50%) Support Analyst
6 572 (5.99%) Windows Engineer
7 555 (5.81%) 2nd Line Support
8 518 (5.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 515 (5.39%) Desktop Support
10 478 (5.01%) Consultant
11 458 (4.80%) Service Analyst
12 430 (4.50%) Service Desk Analyst
13 396 (4.15%) Administrator
14 368 (3.85%) IT Support
15 345 (3.61%) Desktop Engineer
16 325 (3.40%) DevOps Engineer
17 311 (3.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 268 (2.81%) 2nd Line Engineer
19 265 (2.78%) 3rd Line Support
20 254 (2.66%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 851 (8.91%) .NET
2 427 (4.47%) HTML
3 411 (4.31%) Web Services
4 365 (3.82%) XML
5 300 (3.14%) CSS
6 263 (2.75%) ASP.NET
7 248 (2.60%) Middleware
8 175 (1.83%) JSON
9 168 (1.76%) jQuery
10 164 (1.72%) WCF
11 163 (1.71%) .NET Framework
12 140 (1.47%) SOAP
13 135 (1.41%) REST
14 123 (1.29%) AngularJS
15 113 (1.18%) HTML5
15 113 (1.18%) RESTful
16 104 (1.09%) XSLT
17 96 (1.01%) Elastic Stack
18 94 (0.98%) J2EE
19 90 (0.94%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 622 (6.52%) Data Centre
2 582 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
3 366 (3.83%) Management Information System
4 290 (3.04%) Blackberry
5 253 (2.65%) Clustering
6 217 (2.27%) Computer Science
7 146 (1.53%) PKI
8 131 (1.37%) Client/Server
9 130 (1.36%) Replication
10 126 (1.32%) User Experience
11 117 (1.23%) Fat Client
11 117 (1.23%) Smartphone
11 117 (1.23%) Thin Client
12 111 (1.16%) iPad
13 110 (1.15%) iPhone
14 105 (1.10%) Mobile App
15 101 (1.06%) Mainframe
16 99 (1.04%) Driving Licence
17 84 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
18 81 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2883 (30.20%) Windows Server
2 2368 (24.80%) Linux
3 1876 (19.65%) Windows 7
4 1572 (16.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 1410 (14.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 1280 (13.41%) Unix
7 927 (9.71%) Windows 10
8 779 (8.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 458 (4.80%) Windows XP
10 399 (4.18%) Windows 8
11 390 (4.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 341 (3.57%) Android
13 295 (3.09%) AIX
14 273 (2.86%) Apple iOS
15 253 (2.65%) Solaris
16 181 (1.90%) Mac OS X
17 119 (1.25%) Ubuntu
18 111 (1.16%) CentOS
19 104 (1.09%) Mac OS
20 98 (1.03%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1466 (15.36%) ITIL
2 1026 (10.75%) Agile Software Development
3 992 (10.39%) Migration
4 712 (7.46%) DevOps
5 443 (4.64%) Service Management
6 398 (4.17%) Change Management
7 375 (3.93%) Project Management
8 357 (3.74%) Configuration Management
9 333 (3.49%) Problem Management
10 323 (3.38%) Incident Management
11 307 (3.22%) Scrum
12 294 (3.08%) Service Delivery
13 292 (3.06%) Open Source
14 289 (3.03%) Continuous Integration
15 271 (2.84%) SDLC
16 249 (2.61%) CRM
17 246 (2.58%) Stakeholder Management
18 235 (2.46%) TDD
19 230 (2.41%) High Availability
19 230 (2.41%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1588 (16.63%) SQL
2 1119 (11.72%) PowerShell
3 803 (8.41%) C#
4 667 (6.99%) Java
5 567 (5.94%) JavaScript
6 487 (5.10%) Python
7 358 (3.75%) Perl
8 284 (2.97%) C
9 260 (2.72%) C++
10 248 (2.60%) Shell Script
11 208 (2.18%) VB
12 189 (1.98%) Bash Shell
13 185 (1.94%) T-SQL
14 176 (1.84%) VBScript
15 160 (1.68%) Ruby
16 125 (1.31%) PHP
17 109 (1.14%) VB.NET
18 71 (0.74%) PL/SQL
19 66 (0.69%) Scala
20 43 (0.45%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1428 (14.96%) Security Cleared
2 1010 (10.58%) SC Cleared
3 587 (6.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 426 (4.46%) Degree
5 378 (3.96%) MCSE
6 311 (3.26%) DV Cleared
7 267 (2.80%) Cisco Certification
8 164 (1.72%) CCNA
9 156 (1.63%) MCSA
10 154 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
11 146 (1.53%) MCP
12 138 (1.45%) CISSP
13 126 (1.32%) MCITP
14 101 (1.06%) DBS Check
15 91 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 90 (0.94%) CCNP
17 77 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
18 74 (0.78%) CCIE
19 71 (0.74%) SANS
20 51 (0.53%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 400 (4.19%) SLA
2 202 (2.12%) QA
3 78 (0.82%) PCI DSS
4 69 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
5 55 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 28 (0.29%) JSP 440
7 27 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 25 (0.26%) ISO 9001
9 13 (0.14%) MiFID
9 13 (0.14%) SEPA
10 11 (0.12%) RMADS
11 10 (0.10%) Data Quality
12 9 (0.094%) COBIT
12 9 (0.094%) PA-DSS
13 7 (0.073%) HL7
14 6 (0.063%) ISO20022
15 4 (0.042%) DICOM
15 4 (0.042%) GPG13
16 3 (0.031%) BS25999
16 3 (0.031%) COSO
System Software
1 3580 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 1218 (12.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 528 (5.53%) Hyper-V
4 363 (3.80%) XenApp
5 328 (3.44%) vSphere
6 260 (2.72%) VMware ESX
7 227 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
8 223 (2.34%) VMware ESXi
9 212 (2.22%) Docker
10 208 (2.18%) XenDesktop
11 157 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
12 93 (0.97%) Virtual Desktop
13 79 (0.83%) BitLocker
13 79 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
14 68 (0.71%) XenServer
15 65 (0.68%) NFS
16 55 (0.58%) vCloud
17 49 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
18 46 (0.48%) Firmware
19 43 (0.45%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1004 (10.52%) SCCM
2 312 (3.27%) Puppet
3 249 (2.61%) Opscode Chef
4 247 (2.59%) Ansible
5 246 (2.58%) SCOM
6 154 (1.61%) WSUS
7 95 (1.00%) Microsoft Clustering
8 91 (0.95%) Nagios
9 88 (0.92%) Tivoli
10 86 (0.90%) Microsoft Intune
11 85 (0.89%) NetBackup
12 80 (0.84%) AirWatch
13 70 (0.73%) Backup Exec
14 67 (0.70%) QRadar
15 61 (0.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 60 (0.63%) Kibana
17 59 (0.62%) logstash
18 52 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
19 51 (0.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
20 50 (0.52%) vRealize
Vendors
1 3356 (35.15%) Microsoft
2 2261 (23.68%) VMware
3 1117 (11.70%) Citrix
4 903 (9.46%) Cisco
5 884 (9.26%) Oracle
6 664 (6.96%) HP
7 422 (4.42%) Red Hat
8 336 (3.52%) IBM
9 324 (3.39%) Apple
10 249 (2.61%) Dell
11 234 (2.45%) NetApp
12 214 (2.24%) Symantec
13 193 (2.02%) EMC
14 179 (1.87%) Intel Security
15 160 (1.68%) Splunk
16 155 (1.62%) SAP
17 152 (1.59%) Google
18 136 (1.42%) CheckPoint
19 133 (1.39%) Remedy
20 132 (1.38%) ServiceNow
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £250 - £260 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £10.00 - £11.50 per hour
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £95.00 - £120.00 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £370 - £410 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Austin Fraser
Rate: £140 - £160 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Rate: £11 - 13 per hour
Posted: 2 hours ago
Wembley, Middlesex
Meadows Consulting Limited
Rate: Up to £200 per day 3 month contract
Posted: 3 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Up to £560 per day £Competitive Daily Rate
Posted: 3 hours ago
Chessington, Surrey
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 2 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Colchester, Essex
IntaPeople
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Central London / West End
Lennon Wright
Posted: 2 days ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £8 - £13 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Lennon Wright
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £120 - £130 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £240.00 - £270.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Lyndhurst, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £10.00 - £12.00 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Certes Computing Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £14 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Modis International
Rate: £11 - £12 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Austin Fraser
Rate: £170 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Rate: Up to £37,000 DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Networkers
Rate: £250 - £265 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago