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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 5132 5948 6999
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 11.15% 11.77% 13.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.94% 54.87% 58.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3078 3289 3880
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £150 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 543 785 940
Median hourly rate £15.25 £15.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £10.47 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £38.05 £26.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +1.66%
Windows
UK

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
9694 10841 11993
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.06% 21.45% 23.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 6131 6442 7220
Median daily rate £398 £388 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.58% +9.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 624 917 1041
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.79 £42.46 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 8 December 2016.

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 8 December 2016.

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 8 December 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
London -3 1955 £400 +6.66% 444
South East -1 1030 £350 - 311
North West 0 413 £375 +27.11% 141
South West +2 393 £263 -23.91% 103
North East +6 325 £335 +11.66% 18
East of England 0 317 £313 +4.16% 130
West Midlands -4 266 £350 +16.66% 106
Yorkshire -1 264 £320 +1.58% 99
East Midlands -7 166 £288 +4.54% 56
Midlands +5 6 £500 +233.33%
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 England region with a requirement for Windows.

1 4115 (38.88%) Active Directory
2 3854 (36.41%) Microsoft
3 3364 (31.78%) Windows Server
4 2581 (24.39%) Linux
5 2571 (24.29%) VMware
6 1994 (18.84%) Windows 7
7 1814 (17.14%) SQL
8 1788 (16.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 1744 (16.48%) ITIL
10 1736 (16.40%) SQL Server
11 1626 (15.36%) Windows Server 2012
12 1557 (14.71%) Finance
13 1545 (14.60%) MS Excel
14 1520 (14.36%) MS Office
15 1483 (14.01%) Security Cleared
16 1425 (13.46%) Unix
17 1407 (13.29%) VMware Infrastructure
18 1335 (12.61%) Citrix
19 1241 (11.73%) PowerShell
20 1198 (11.32%) SCCM
21 1127 (10.65%) Agile Software Development
22 1122 (10.60%) Oracle
22 1122 (10.60%) Office 365
23 1115 (10.53%) DNS
24 1109 (10.48%) Migration
25 1060 (10.02%) Firewall
26 1051 (9.93%) Cisco
27 1034 (9.77%) MS Exchange
28 1015 (9.59%) SC Cleared
29 985 (9.31%) .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 1034 (9.77%) MS Exchange
2 700 (6.61%) IIS
3 623 (5.89%) SharePoint
4 479 (4.53%) Skype for Business
5 475 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2010
6 297 (2.81%) Apache
7 259 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2013
8 219 (2.07%) WebSphere
9 210 (1.98%) Tomcat
10 196 (1.85%) WebLogic
11 183 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2007
12 158 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 140 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
14 132 (1.25%) IBM Notes
15 127 (1.20%) Confluence
16 110 (1.04%) JBoss
17 109 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2003
18 90 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
19 83 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
20 76 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1545 (14.60%) MS Excel
2 1520 (14.36%) MS Office
3 170 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 150 (1.42%) MS Visio
5 58 (0.55%) MS Project
6 34 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
7 25 (0.24%) Photoshop
8 20 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
9 9 (0.085%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 9 (0.085%) InDesign
10 7 (0.066%) Acrobat
10 7 (0.066%) InfoPath
10 7 (0.066%) OmniGraffle
10 7 (0.066%) PaintShop Pro
11 5 (0.047%) SOLIDWORKS
12 3 (0.028%) AutoCAD
12 3 (0.028%) InVision
12 3 (0.028%) Open Workbench
13 2 (0.019%) Autodesk Flame
13 2 (0.019%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 142 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 50 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
3 33 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
4 29 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
5 28 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 20 (0.19%) Eikon
7 19 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
8 18 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
8 18 (0.17%) RMDS
9 16 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
10 15 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
11 14 (0.13%) OpenText MBPM
12 12 (0.11%) Faxination
13 10 (0.094%) Oracle 11i
13 10 (0.094%) Summit
14 9 (0.085%) SAP hybris
15 7 (0.066%) assyst
15 7 (0.066%) BusinessWorks
16 6 (0.057%) Infor M3
16 6 (0.057%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1122 (10.60%) Office 365
2 907 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 563 (5.32%) Amazon AWS
4 315 (2.98%) IaaS
5 241 (2.28%) PaaS
6 177 (1.67%) SaaS
7 94 (0.89%) Azure Active Directory
8 72 (0.68%) Yammer
9 65 (0.61%) OneDrive
10 62 (0.59%) G Suite
11 59 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
12 57 (0.54%) GitHub
13 51 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
14 46 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
15 43 (0.41%) Amazon S3
16 27 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
17 25 (0.24%) Mimecast
18 20 (0.19%) OpenShift
18 20 (0.19%) Trello
19 19 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 1115 (10.53%) DNS
2 1060 (10.02%) Firewall
3 846 (7.99%) TCP/IP
4 800 (7.56%) DHCP
5 700 (6.61%) SAN
6 620 (5.86%) LAN
7 572 (5.40%) WAN
8 470 (4.44%) VPN
9 438 (4.14%) Internet
10 280 (2.65%) Skype
11 246 (2.32%) Wireless
12 228 (2.15%) SSL
13 226 (2.14%) LDAP
14 224 (2.12%) VoIP
15 213 (2.01%) NAS
16 205 (1.94%) HTTP
17 204 (1.93%) Network Security
18 185 (1.75%) VLAN
19 132 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
20 120 (1.13%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1736 (16.40%) SQL Server
2 269 (2.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 240 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
4 224 (2.12%) MySQL
5 216 (2.04%) Oracle Database
5 216 (2.04%) Relational Database
6 165 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 142 (1.34%) DB2
7 142 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 127 (1.20%) Hadoop
9 125 (1.18%) MongoDB
10 123 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
11 113 (1.07%) NoSQL
12 109 (1.03%) Big Data
13 103 (0.97%) SQL Server 2014
14 96 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
15 88 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
16 74 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
17 68 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 64 (0.60%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 305 (2.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 294 (2.78%) Jenkins
3 287 (2.71%) Git (software)
3 287 (2.71%) JIRA
4 227 (2.14%) Visual Studio
5 188 (1.78%) TeamCity
6 158 (1.49%) Subversion
7 127 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
8 121 (1.14%) MSI
9 113 (1.07%) Selenium
10 81 (0.77%) NUnit
11 79 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 70 (0.66%) Eclipse
12 70 (0.66%) Maven
13 66 (0.62%) JUnit
14 63 (0.60%) Hudson
15 55 (0.52%) Cucumber
16 54 (0.51%) Ant
17 43 (0.41%) Vagrant
18 42 (0.40%) SoapUI
General
1 1557 (14.71%) Finance
2 593 (5.60%) Banking
3 332 (3.14%) Retail
4 189 (1.79%) Telecoms
5 188 (1.78%) Law
6 179 (1.69%) Legal
7 130 (1.23%) Investment Banking
8 128 (1.21%) Manufacturing
9 116 (1.10%) Back Office
10 106 (1.00%) Marketing
11 96 (0.91%) Front Office
12 92 (0.87%) Financial Institution
13 81 (0.77%) Advertising
14 76 (0.72%) Publishing
15 50 (0.47%) Electronics
16 41 (0.39%) Military
17 40 (0.38%) Retail Banking
18 38 (0.36%) Games
19 33 (0.31%) Local Government
20 31 (0.29%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1648 (15.57%) Analyst
2 1094 (10.34%) Support Engineer
3 1002 (9.47%) Developer
4 766 (7.24%) Architect
5 644 (6.08%) Support Analyst
6 622 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 604 (5.71%) Desktop Support
8 593 (5.60%) Windows Engineer
9 573 (5.41%) Consultant
10 570 (5.39%) 2nd Line Support
11 521 (4.92%) Service Analyst
12 504 (4.76%) Administrator
13 486 (4.59%) Service Desk Analyst
14 395 (3.73%) Desktop Engineer
15 391 (3.69%) IT Support
16 343 (3.24%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 313 (2.96%) Infrastructure Architect
18 293 (2.77%) 3rd Line Support
19 288 (2.72%) DevOps Engineer
20 286 (2.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 985 (9.31%) .NET
2 496 (4.69%) HTML
3 488 (4.61%) Web Services
4 437 (4.13%) XML
5 368 (3.48%) CSS
6 313 (2.96%) ASP.NET
7 310 (2.93%) Middleware
8 202 (1.91%) jQuery
9 192 (1.81%) .NET Framework
10 168 (1.59%) WCF
11 163 (1.54%) JSON
12 152 (1.44%) HTML5
13 142 (1.34%) REST
13 142 (1.34%) SOAP
14 123 (1.16%) AngularJS
15 118 (1.11%) J2EE
16 111 (1.05%) RESTful
17 102 (0.96%) Spring
18 99 (0.94%) ASP.NET MVC
18 99 (0.94%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 737 (6.96%) Data Centre
2 609 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
3 386 (3.65%) Blackberry
4 373 (3.52%) Management Information System
5 272 (2.57%) Computer Science
6 267 (2.52%) Clustering
7 156 (1.47%) Replication
8 149 (1.41%) Client/Server
9 141 (1.33%) PKI
10 137 (1.29%) Mainframe
11 133 (1.26%) iPhone
12 130 (1.23%) Smartphone
13 127 (1.20%) Fat Client
13 127 (1.20%) Thin Client
14 119 (1.12%) iPad
15 111 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
16 110 (1.04%) Mobile App
17 105 (0.99%) User Experience
18 101 (0.95%) Driving Licence
19 86 (0.81%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3364 (31.78%) Windows Server
2 2581 (24.39%) Linux
3 1994 (18.84%) Windows 7
4 1788 (16.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 1626 (15.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 1425 (13.46%) Unix
7 954 (9.01%) Windows Server 2003
8 877 (8.29%) Windows 10
9 540 (5.10%) Windows XP
10 506 (4.78%) Windows 8
11 463 (4.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 400 (3.78%) AIX
13 398 (3.76%) Android
14 395 (3.73%) Solaris
15 330 (3.12%) Apple iOS
16 200 (1.89%) Mac OS X
17 123 (1.16%) Ubuntu
18 119 (1.12%) CentOS
19 118 (1.11%) Windows Vista
20 101 (0.95%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1744 (16.48%) ITIL
2 1127 (10.65%) Agile Software Development
3 1109 (10.48%) Migration
4 671 (6.34%) DevOps
5 517 (4.88%) Service Management
6 442 (4.18%) Project Management
7 418 (3.95%) Configuration Management
8 397 (3.75%) Change Management
9 390 (3.68%) Problem Management
10 384 (3.63%) Service Delivery
11 374 (3.53%) Incident Management
12 361 (3.41%) Scrum
13 304 (2.87%) Stakeholder Management
14 301 (2.84%) Continuous Integration
15 287 (2.71%) TDD
16 270 (2.55%) Open Source
17 269 (2.54%) High Availability
18 268 (2.53%) CRM
19 265 (2.50%) SDLC
20 249 (2.35%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1814 (17.14%) SQL
2 1241 (11.73%) PowerShell
3 831 (7.85%) C#
4 760 (7.18%) Java
5 626 (5.91%) JavaScript
6 468 (4.42%) Python
7 435 (4.11%) Perl
8 300 (2.83%) Shell Script
9 295 (2.79%) C
10 280 (2.65%) C++
11 242 (2.29%) VB
12 228 (2.15%) T-SQL
13 225 (2.13%) Bash Shell
14 188 (1.78%) VBScript
15 168 (1.59%) Ruby
16 145 (1.37%) PHP
17 116 (1.10%) VB.NET
18 74 (0.70%) PL/SQL
19 62 (0.59%) Scala
20 41 (0.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1483 (14.01%) Security Cleared
2 1015 (9.59%) SC Cleared
3 645 (6.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 534 (5.05%) Degree
5 396 (3.74%) MCSE
6 327 (3.09%) DV Cleared
7 290 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
8 191 (1.80%) CCNA
8 191 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
9 180 (1.70%) MCP
10 176 (1.66%) CISSP
11 166 (1.57%) BPSS Clearance
12 161 (1.52%) MCSA
13 114 (1.08%) CCNP
14 112 (1.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 105 (0.99%) MCITP
16 74 (0.70%) DBS Check
17 66 (0.62%) ISEB
18 62 (0.59%) A+ Certification
19 55 (0.52%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 466 (4.40%) SLA
2 212 (2.00%) QA
3 117 (1.11%) Disclosure Scotland
4 99 (0.94%) PCI DSS
5 75 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 46 (0.43%) ISO 9001
7 35 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 27 (0.26%) JSP 440
9 17 (0.16%) Data Quality
10 15 (0.14%) RMADS
11 13 (0.12%) COBIT
12 12 (0.11%) HL7
13 11 (0.10%) MiFID
14 10 (0.094%) COSO
15 9 (0.085%) PA-DSS
16 6 (0.057%) ISO 9000
16 6 (0.057%) SEPA
17 4 (0.038%) ISO/IEC 17799
17 4 (0.038%) SAS 70
18 3 (0.028%) ISO27002
System Software
1 4115 (38.88%) Active Directory
2 1407 (13.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 647 (6.11%) Hyper-V
4 465 (4.39%) XenApp
5 370 (3.50%) vSphere
6 272 (2.57%) XenDesktop
7 262 (2.48%) Microsoft App-V
8 255 (2.41%) VMware ESX
9 205 (1.94%) Virtual Machines
10 200 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
11 194 (1.83%) Docker
12 121 (1.14%) Virtual Servers
13 104 (0.98%) XenServer
14 95 (0.90%) BitLocker
15 93 (0.88%) NFS
16 82 (0.77%) Virtual Desktop
17 68 (0.64%) vCloud
18 67 (0.63%) Terminal Services
19 62 (0.59%) Xen
20 59 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1198 (11.32%) SCCM
2 399 (3.77%) Puppet
3 328 (3.10%) SCOM
4 307 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
5 273 (2.58%) Ansible
6 204 (1.93%) WSUS
7 133 (1.26%) Tivoli
8 124 (1.17%) NetBackup
9 120 (1.13%) Microsoft Clustering
10 93 (0.88%) AirWatch
11 92 (0.87%) Microsoft Intune
11 92 (0.87%) Nagios
12 87 (0.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 85 (0.80%) Backup Exec
14 81 (0.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 63 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 58 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
17 57 (0.54%) HP SiteScope
18 55 (0.52%) QRadar
19 53 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 3854 (36.41%) Microsoft
2 2571 (24.29%) VMware
3 1335 (12.61%) Citrix
4 1122 (10.60%) Oracle
5 1051 (9.93%) Cisco
6 836 (7.90%) HP
7 442 (4.18%) Red Hat
8 370 (3.50%) IBM
9 324 (3.06%) Apple
10 314 (2.97%) NetApp
11 300 (2.83%) Dell
12 283 (2.67%) Symantec
13 273 (2.58%) EMC
14 207 (1.96%) Intel Security
15 201 (1.90%) SAP
16 200 (1.89%) CheckPoint
17 180 (1.70%) ServiceNow
18 175 (1.65%) Juniper
19 169 (1.60%) Google
20 163 (1.54%) Splunk
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