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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
UK / England
Rank 9 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 4552 5292 6060
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.95% 11.56% 13.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.89% 54.35% 56.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2819 3042 3363
Median daily rate £360 £345 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +1.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £140 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 600 770
Median hourly rate £15.13 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.46% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.62 £10.50 £10.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.15 £29.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +8.49%

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
8606 9737 10672
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.71% 21.27% 23.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 5512 5895 6352
Median daily rate £400 £388 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 520 749 872
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.50 £36.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 1795 £400 +6.66% 493
South East -2 966 £350 - 366
South West -1 317 £300 -7.69% 91
North West 0 308 £341 +5.00% 147
East of England -2 282 £350 +33.33% 122
Yorkshire -3 232 £340 +15.25% 105
West Midlands -4 225 £350 -6.66% 101
North East +14 212 £325 +9.50% 26
East Midlands -4 189 £275 -5.98% 56
Midlands +4 8 £450 -5.26% 1
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 3665 (37.43%) Active Directory
2 3480 (35.54%) Microsoft
3 3014 (30.78%) Windows Server
4 2390 (24.41%) Linux
5 2344 (23.94%) VMware
6 1879 (19.19%) Windows 7
7 1675 (17.11%) SQL
8 1631 (16.66%) SQL Server
9 1592 (16.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 1541 (15.74%) ITIL
11 1463 (14.94%) Windows Server 2012
12 1444 (14.75%) Finance
13 1408 (14.38%) Security Cleared
14 1404 (14.34%) MS Excel
15 1344 (13.73%) Unix
16 1334 (13.62%) MS Office
17 1251 (12.78%) VMware Infrastructure
18 1163 (11.88%) PowerShell
19 1137 (11.61%) Citrix
20 1059 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
21 1028 (10.50%) DNS
21 1028 (10.50%) SCCM
21 1028 (10.50%) Office 365
22 1006 (10.27%) Migration
23 995 (10.16%) SC Cleared
24 949 (9.69%) Firewall
25 946 (9.66%) Oracle
26 942 (9.62%) Cisco
27 931 (9.51%) Microsoft Azure
28 905 (9.24%) .NET

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
1 886 (9.05%) MS Exchange
2 654 (6.68%) IIS
3 586 (5.98%) SharePoint
4 423 (4.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 397 (4.05%) Skype for Business
6 247 (2.52%) Apache
7 240 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2013
8 198 (2.02%) WebSphere
9 185 (1.89%) Tomcat
10 183 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2007
11 149 (1.52%) WebLogic
12 137 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
13 126 (1.29%) Confluence
14 121 (1.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 105 (1.07%) JBoss
16 100 (1.02%) IBM Notes
17 95 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
18 83 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
19 80 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
20 69 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1404 (14.34%) MS Excel
2 1334 (13.62%) MS Office
3 176 (1.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 112 (1.14%) MS Visio
5 47 (0.48%) MS Project
6 41 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
7 18 (0.18%) Photoshop
8 14 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
9 7 (0.071%) InDesign
9 7 (0.071%) InfoPath
10 6 (0.061%) Acrobat
10 6 (0.061%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 5 (0.051%) PaintShop Pro
12 4 (0.041%) Gliffy
12 4 (0.041%) SOLIDWORKS
13 3 (0.031%) HipChat
13 3 (0.031%) InVision
14 2 (0.020%) Autodesk Flame
14 2 (0.020%) NUKE
14 2 (0.020%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 144 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 39 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
3 37 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
4 31 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
5 27 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
6 24 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 21 (0.21%) Eikon
8 20 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
9 17 (0.17%) Oracle 11i
10 16 (0.16%) RMDS
11 15 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
12 11 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
13 10 (0.10%) Summit
14 9 (0.092%) SAP hybris
15 7 (0.071%) OpenText MBPM
16 6 (0.061%) Demantra
16 6 (0.061%) Infor M3
17 5 (0.051%) BusinessWorks
18 4 (0.041%) ION MarketView
19 3 (0.031%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 1028 (10.50%) Office 365
2 931 (9.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 547 (5.59%) Amazon AWS
4 382 (3.90%) IaaS
5 305 (3.11%) PaaS
6 195 (1.99%) SaaS
7 104 (1.06%) Azure Active Directory
8 72 (0.74%) GitHub
8 72 (0.74%) OneDrive
9 70 (0.71%) Yammer
10 58 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
11 53 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
12 51 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
12 51 (0.52%) Amazon S3
13 32 (0.33%) G Suite
14 24 (0.25%) Google Analytics
14 24 (0.25%) OpenShift
15 22 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
16 21 (0.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 18 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1028 (10.50%) DNS
2 949 (9.69%) Firewall
3 838 (8.56%) TCP/IP
4 689 (7.04%) DHCP
5 604 (6.17%) LAN
6 571 (5.83%) SAN
7 549 (5.61%) WAN
8 405 (4.14%) VPN
9 384 (3.92%) Internet
10 248 (2.53%) Skype
11 228 (2.33%) LDAP
12 216 (2.21%) SSL
13 215 (2.20%) Wireless
14 204 (2.08%) VoIP
15 195 (1.99%) Network Security
16 176 (1.80%) NAS
17 174 (1.78%) HTTP
18 157 (1.60%) VLAN
19 111 (1.13%) Wi-Fi
20 108 (1.10%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1631 (16.66%) SQL Server
2 270 (2.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 244 (2.49%) SQL Server 2012
4 228 (2.33%) Relational Database
5 218 (2.23%) Oracle Database
6 188 (1.92%) MySQL
7 182 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 161 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 139 (1.42%) MongoDB
10 131 (1.34%) DB2
11 123 (1.26%) NoSQL
12 116 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
13 111 (1.13%) SQL Server 2014
14 108 (1.10%) Big Data
15 100 (1.02%) Hadoop
16 87 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
17 85 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
18 79 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
19 77 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 64 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 292 (2.98%) JIRA
2 288 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 282 (2.88%) Jenkins
4 276 (2.82%) Git (software)
5 210 (2.14%) Visual Studio
6 191 (1.95%) TeamCity
7 136 (1.39%) Subversion
8 130 (1.33%) Octopus Deploy
9 111 (1.13%) MSI
10 107 (1.09%) Selenium
11 81 (0.83%) NUnit
12 78 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 61 (0.62%) Cucumber
14 58 (0.59%) Eclipse
14 58 (0.59%) Maven
15 55 (0.56%) Hudson
16 50 (0.51%) Ant
17 46 (0.47%) JUnit
18 42 (0.43%) MSBuild
19 41 (0.42%) Vagrant
General
1 1444 (14.75%) Finance
2 567 (5.79%) Banking
3 310 (3.17%) Retail
4 185 (1.89%) Legal
5 167 (1.71%) Law
6 165 (1.69%) Telecoms
7 132 (1.35%) Investment Banking
8 123 (1.26%) Manufacturing
9 117 (1.19%) Front Office
10 111 (1.13%) Back Office
11 103 (1.05%) Marketing
12 82 (0.84%) Advertising
13 78 (0.80%) Financial Institution
14 55 (0.56%) Publishing
15 51 (0.52%) Electronics
16 44 (0.45%) Retail Banking
17 35 (0.36%) Games
17 35 (0.36%) Military
18 33 (0.34%) Local Government
19 27 (0.28%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1557 (15.90%) Analyst
2 1001 (10.22%) Support Engineer
3 993 (10.14%) Developer
4 655 (6.69%) Architect
5 618 (6.31%) Support Analyst
6 568 (5.80%) Windows Engineer
7 562 (5.74%) 2nd Line Support
8 556 (5.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 543 (5.55%) Desktop Support
10 510 (5.21%) Consultant
11 472 (4.82%) Service Analyst
12 440 (4.49%) Administrator
12 440 (4.49%) Service Desk Analyst
13 372 (3.80%) IT Support
14 359 (3.67%) Desktop Engineer
15 315 (3.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 315 (3.22%) DevOps Engineer
16 270 (2.76%) 3rd Line Support
17 264 (2.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 263 (2.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 905 (9.24%) .NET
2 440 (4.49%) HTML
3 435 (4.44%) Web Services
4 399 (4.07%) XML
5 318 (3.25%) CSS
6 283 (2.89%) ASP.NET
7 264 (2.70%) Middleware
8 187 (1.91%) jQuery
9 179 (1.83%) .NET Framework
10 177 (1.81%) WCF
11 171 (1.75%) JSON
12 145 (1.48%) SOAP
13 140 (1.43%) REST
14 119 (1.22%) RESTful
15 117 (1.19%) HTML5
16 112 (1.14%) AngularJS
17 103 (1.05%) XSLT
18 99 (1.01%) J2EE
19 97 (0.99%) WPF
20 94 (0.96%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 647 (6.61%) Data Centre
2 581 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
3 364 (3.72%) Management Information System
4 317 (3.24%) Blackberry
5 241 (2.46%) Clustering
6 223 (2.28%) Computer Science
7 143 (1.46%) PKI
8 142 (1.45%) Client/Server
9 136 (1.39%) Replication
10 127 (1.30%) Fat Client
10 127 (1.30%) Thin Client
11 123 (1.26%) User Experience
12 120 (1.23%) iPhone
13 117 (1.19%) iPad
14 114 (1.16%) Smartphone
15 113 (1.15%) Mobile App
16 103 (1.05%) Mainframe
17 97 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
18 93 (0.95%) Driving Licence
19 85 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3014 (30.78%) Windows Server
2 2390 (24.41%) Linux
3 1879 (19.19%) Windows 7
4 1592 (16.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 1463 (14.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 1344 (13.73%) Unix
7 859 (8.77%) Windows 10
8 840 (8.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 490 (5.00%) Windows XP
10 411 (4.20%) Windows 8
11 377 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 346 (3.53%) Android
13 317 (3.24%) AIX
14 292 (2.98%) Solaris
15 286 (2.92%) Apple iOS
16 185 (1.89%) Mac OS X
17 127 (1.30%) Ubuntu
18 119 (1.22%) CentOS
19 111 (1.13%) Windows Vista
20 107 (1.09%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1541 (15.74%) ITIL
2 1059 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
3 1006 (10.27%) Migration
4 703 (7.18%) DevOps
5 455 (4.65%) Service Management
6 396 (4.04%) Change Management
7 372 (3.80%) Project Management
8 360 (3.68%) Problem Management
9 353 (3.60%) Configuration Management
10 343 (3.50%) Incident Management
11 336 (3.43%) Scrum
12 322 (3.29%) Service Delivery
13 298 (3.04%) Continuous Integration
14 294 (3.00%) Open Source
15 272 (2.78%) Stakeholder Management
16 271 (2.77%) TDD
17 258 (2.63%) SDLC
18 254 (2.59%) CRM
19 243 (2.48%) High Availability
20 235 (2.40%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1675 (17.11%) SQL
2 1163 (11.88%) PowerShell
3 829 (8.47%) C#
4 708 (7.23%) Java
5 577 (5.89%) JavaScript
6 482 (4.92%) Python
7 387 (3.95%) Perl
8 298 (3.04%) C
9 256 (2.61%) C++
10 248 (2.53%) Shell Script
11 235 (2.40%) VB
12 203 (2.07%) T-SQL
13 200 (2.04%) Bash Shell
14 182 (1.86%) VBScript
15 175 (1.79%) Ruby
16 148 (1.51%) PHP
17 119 (1.22%) VB.NET
18 63 (0.64%) Scala
19 62 (0.63%) PL/SQL
20 45 (0.46%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1408 (14.38%) Security Cleared
2 995 (10.16%) SC Cleared
3 564 (5.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 450 (4.60%) Degree
5 371 (3.79%) MCSE
6 303 (3.09%) DV Cleared
7 276 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
8 173 (1.77%) CCNA
9 165 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
10 151 (1.54%) MCP
10 151 (1.54%) MCSA
11 143 (1.46%) CISSP
12 109 (1.11%) CCNP
13 107 (1.09%) MCITP
14 98 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 93 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
16 88 (0.90%) DBS Check
17 71 (0.73%) CCIE
18 55 (0.56%) SANS
19 52 (0.53%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 426 (4.35%) SLA
2 201 (2.05%) QA
3 87 (0.89%) PCI DSS
4 80 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
5 56 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 30 (0.31%) ISO 9001
6 30 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 24 (0.25%) JSP 440
8 15 (0.15%) RMADS
9 13 (0.13%) Data Quality
9 13 (0.13%) MiFID
10 11 (0.11%) SEPA
11 10 (0.10%) HL7
12 9 (0.092%) COBIT
13 8 (0.082%) COSO
14 7 (0.071%) PA-DSS
15 6 (0.061%) ISO20022
16 4 (0.041%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 4 (0.041%) ISO 9000
16 4 (0.041%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 3665 (37.43%) Active Directory
2 1251 (12.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 541 (5.52%) Hyper-V
4 372 (3.80%) XenApp
5 329 (3.36%) vSphere
6 267 (2.73%) VMware ESX
7 223 (2.28%) Microsoft App-V
8 213 (2.18%) Docker
8 213 (2.18%) VMware ESXi
9 211 (2.15%) XenDesktop
10 175 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
11 93 (0.95%) Virtual Desktop
12 90 (0.92%) Virtual Servers
13 76 (0.78%) BitLocker
14 73 (0.75%) NFS
15 72 (0.74%) XenServer
16 55 (0.56%) vCloud
17 51 (0.52%) Terminal Services
18 48 (0.49%) Firmware
19 46 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1028 (10.50%) SCCM
2 327 (3.34%) Puppet
3 275 (2.81%) Opscode Chef
4 255 (2.60%) SCOM
5 246 (2.51%) Ansible
6 177 (1.81%) WSUS
7 98 (1.00%) Tivoli
8 97 (0.99%) Nagios
9 95 (0.97%) NetBackup
10 91 (0.93%) Microsoft Clustering
11 80 (0.82%) AirWatch
12 78 (0.80%) Backup Exec
13 75 (0.77%) Microsoft Intune
14 70 (0.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 57 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
16 54 (0.55%) logstash
16 54 (0.55%) QRadar
17 52 (0.53%) HP SiteScope
17 52 (0.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
18 50 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 3480 (35.54%) Microsoft
2 2344 (23.94%) VMware
3 1137 (11.61%) Citrix
4 946 (9.66%) Oracle
5 942 (9.62%) Cisco
6 709 (7.24%) HP
7 410 (4.19%) Red Hat
8 331 (3.38%) IBM
9 300 (3.06%) Apple
10 268 (2.74%) Dell
11 244 (2.49%) NetApp
12 221 (2.26%) Symantec
13 206 (2.10%) EMC
14 198 (2.02%) Intel Security
15 161 (1.64%) CheckPoint
16 158 (1.61%) Splunk
17 154 (1.57%) SAP
18 147 (1.50%) Google
19 143 (1.46%) ServiceNow
20 135 (1.38%) Juniper
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £100 - £130 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Liss, Hampshire
Oscar
Rate: £13 - £15 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: £120 - £170 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £50 - £55 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £14.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Holmfirth, West Yorkshire
Venn Group
Rate: £10 - £11 Per Hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Modis International
Rate: £15 - £16 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £160.00 - £180.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Rate: £10 - £11 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £20k - 22k per year
Posted: 9 hours ago
Glossop, Derbyshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £335.76 - £419.70 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Venn Group
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Oldbury, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Rate: Up to £10 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
IntaPeople
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Spring Technology
Rate: £120 - £170 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
EMBS Ltd
Rate: £350 day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Sanderson
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
Rate: £340 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Lennon Wright
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £0 to £140 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £11 - £17 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £18 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £11.17 - £12.17 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £20000 - £23000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 days ago