The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 6107 6230 5669
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.79% 13.48% 13.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.06% 61.08% 63.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3331 3111 2770
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -6.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £135 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 745 886 887
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.56 £31.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
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
10703 10200 8918
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.42% 22.07% 21.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 6207 5640 4767
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 837 992 978
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.32%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 3 March 2015.

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 3 March 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the England region over the 3 months to 3 March 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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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
London 0 2386 £380 +1.33% 804
South East -2 1532 £341 +11.88% 516
North West 0 484 £325 +18.18% 204
East of England -1 436 £300 -4.76% 186
South West -3 364 £336 +15.94% 190
West Midlands +4 336 £298 -3.25% 113
Yorkshire -5 257 £288 +13.86% 150
East Midlands -2 220 £280 +154.54% 82
North East -4 64 £285 +16.32% 19
Midlands +2 16 £400 +77.77% 1
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 4635 (35.14%) Active Directory
2 4477 (33.94%) Microsoft
3 3551 (26.92%) Windows 7
4 3154 (23.91%) VMware
5 3046 (23.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 2259 (17.13%) Linux
7 2248 (17.04%) SQL
8 2153 (16.32%) MS Office
9 2149 (16.29%) ITIL
10 2036 (15.44%) Windows Server 2003
11 1940 (14.71%) Citrix
12 1839 (13.94%) MS Excel
13 1810 (13.72%) Security Cleared
14 1806 (13.69%) SQL Server
15 1766 (13.39%) Finance
16 1756 (13.31%) Windows XP
17 1723 (13.06%) MS Exchange
18 1703 (12.91%) VMware Infrastructure
19 1590 (12.05%) Windows Server 2012
20 1484 (11.25%) UNIX
21 1483 (11.24%) Migration
22 1279 (9.70%) Cisco
23 1273 (9.65%) Oracle
24 1269 (9.62%) SCCM
25 1231 (9.33%) DNS
26 1190 (9.02%) HP
27 1188 (9.01%) SC Cleared
28 1140 (8.64%) .NET
29 1125 (8.53%) Firewall
30 1033 (7.83%) SAN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 1723 (13.06%) MS Exchange
2 860 (6.52%) IIS
3 807 (6.12%) SharePoint
4 774 (5.87%) Exchange Server 2010
5 388 (2.94%) Lync
6 358 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2007
7 348 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2003
8 320 (2.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 290 (2.20%) Apache
10 257 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2013
11 246 (1.87%) IBM Notes
12 216 (1.64%) Tomcat
13 214 (1.62%) WebSphere
14 177 (1.34%) WebLogic
15 141 (1.07%) BizTalk Server
16 119 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
17 108 (0.82%) JBoss
18 88 (0.67%) OpenStack
19 82 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
20 69 (0.52%) Confluence
Applications
1 2153 (16.32%) MS Office
2 1839 (13.94%) MS Excel
3 133 (1.01%) MS Visio
4 131 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
5 97 (0.74%) MS Project
6 37 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 22 (0.17%) Photoshop
8 21 (0.16%) Acrobat
9 19 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
10 13 (0.099%) PaintShop Pro
10 13 (0.099%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 12 (0.091%) AutoCAD
12 9 (0.068%) InfoPath
13 6 (0.045%) Adobe Captivate
14 5 (0.038%) Final Cut Pro
14 5 (0.038%) Mingle
15 4 (0.030%) Fireworks
15 4 (0.030%) InDesign
16 3 (0.023%) Maya
16 3 (0.023%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 74 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 48 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
3 46 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
4 28 (0.21%) assyst
5 22 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
6 19 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
6 19 (0.14%) Markit EDM
7 17 (0.13%) ION MarketView
7 17 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
8 16 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 16 (0.12%) Eikon
9 13 (0.099%) Oracle EBS R12
9 13 (0.099%) RMDS
10 11 (0.083%) ResourceLink
11 9 (0.068%) Oracle Applications
12 7 (0.053%) Agresso
12 7 (0.053%) Oracle Retail
13 6 (0.045%) IntelliMatch
13 6 (0.045%) Oracle Payables
13 6 (0.045%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 356 (2.70%) Office 365
2 331 (2.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 193 (1.46%) Amazon AWS
4 58 (0.44%) SaaS
5 54 (0.41%) IaaS
5 54 (0.41%) Google Apps
6 45 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
7 42 (0.32%) PaaS
8 40 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
9 24 (0.18%) Amazon S3
10 22 (0.17%) Heroku
11 19 (0.14%) GitHub
12 8 (0.061%) Amazon ELB
12 8 (0.061%) CloudFront
13 7 (0.053%) Engine Yard
13 7 (0.053%) Yammer
14 6 (0.045%) OpenShift
14 6 (0.045%) Route 53
15 4 (0.030%) ElastiCache
15 4 (0.030%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 1231 (9.33%) DNS
2 1125 (8.53%) Firewall
3 1033 (7.83%) SAN
4 976 (7.40%) TCP/IP
5 824 (6.25%) DHCP
6 823 (6.24%) LAN
7 789 (5.98%) WAN
8 611 (4.63%) VPN
9 418 (3.17%) Internet
10 313 (2.37%) NAS
11 281 (2.13%) VoIP
12 224 (1.70%) Wireless
12 224 (1.70%) VLAN
13 218 (1.65%) SSL
14 208 (1.58%) HTTP
15 206 (1.56%) Network Security
16 168 (1.27%) FTP
16 168 (1.27%) LDAP
17 163 (1.24%) MPLS
18 136 (1.03%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1806 (13.69%) SQL Server
2 448 (3.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 318 (2.41%) Oracle Database
4 289 (2.19%) MySQL
5 244 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
6 232 (1.76%) Relational Database
7 209 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
8 181 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 179 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 107 (0.81%) DB2
11 105 (0.80%) RDBMS
12 104 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
13 98 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
14 86 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 84 (0.64%) NoSQL
16 82 (0.62%) MongoDB
17 78 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
17 78 (0.59%) SQL Server 2000
18 71 (0.54%) Big Data
19 68 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 292 (2.21%) Subversion
2 271 (2.05%) Visual Studio
3 234 (1.77%) Jenkins
4 215 (1.63%) MSI
5 206 (1.56%) Git (software)
6 204 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
7 174 (1.32%) JIRA
8 127 (0.96%) Ant
9 124 (0.94%) Maven
10 109 (0.83%) TeamCity
11 94 (0.71%) Selenium
12 91 (0.69%) Eclipse
13 87 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 82 (0.62%) NUnit
15 59 (0.45%) Cucumber
16 57 (0.43%) ClearCase
17 55 (0.42%) Hudson
18 49 (0.37%) StarTeam
19 47 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
20 41 (0.31%) SoapUI
General
1 1766 (13.39%) Finance
2 779 (5.91%) Banking
3 352 (2.67%) Telecoms
4 282 (2.14%) Retail
5 264 (2.00%) Investment Banking
6 209 (1.58%) Legal
7 201 (1.52%) Law
8 162 (1.23%) Manufacturing
9 137 (1.04%) Front Office
10 129 (0.98%) Back Office
11 105 (0.80%) Financial Institution
12 104 (0.79%) Marketing
13 76 (0.58%) Publishing
14 71 (0.54%) Games
15 66 (0.50%) Advertising
16 45 (0.34%) Military
17 44 (0.33%) French Language
18 42 (0.32%) Electronics
19 36 (0.27%) Local Government
20 30 (0.23%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2501 (18.96%) Analyst
2 1194 (9.05%) Support Engineer
3 1177 (8.92%) Developer
4 963 (7.30%) Support Analyst
5 795 (6.03%) Desktop Support
6 775 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 732 (5.55%) Service Analyst
8 726 (5.50%) 2nd Line Support
9 713 (5.41%) Service Desk Analyst
10 707 (5.36%) Architect
11 645 (4.89%) Consultant
12 521 (3.95%) Administrator
13 495 (3.75%) Desktop Engineer
14 421 (3.19%) 1st Line Support
15 418 (3.17%) 3rd Line Support
16 388 (2.94%) IT Support
17 354 (2.68%) Server Engineer
18 329 (2.49%) Project Manager
19 325 (2.46%) Desktop Support Engineer
20 266 (2.02%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1140 (8.64%) .NET
2 554 (4.20%) HTML
3 501 (3.80%) Web Services
4 476 (3.61%) XML
5 367 (2.78%) ASP.NET
6 316 (2.40%) CSS
7 285 (2.16%) Middleware
8 225 (1.71%) .NET Framework
9 210 (1.59%) WCF
10 191 (1.45%) Application Packaging
10 191 (1.45%) jQuery
11 184 (1.39%) HTML5
12 163 (1.24%) J2EE
13 140 (1.06%) SOAP
14 135 (1.02%) WPF
15 118 (0.89%) JSON
15 118 (0.89%) ASP.NET MVC
16 103 (0.78%) WinForms
17 98 (0.74%) REST
18 95 (0.72%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 773 (5.86%) Blackberry
2 759 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
3 510 (3.87%) Clustering
4 236 (1.79%) Replication
5 230 (1.74%) Management Information System
6 195 (1.48%) NHS
7 173 (1.31%) Computer Science
8 169 (1.28%) iPhone
9 158 (1.20%) Client/Server
10 155 (1.18%) PKI
11 149 (1.13%) Open Source
12 146 (1.11%) Fat Client
12 146 (1.11%) Thin Client
13 140 (1.06%) Mobile App
14 136 (1.03%) iPad
15 107 (0.81%) Fixed Income
16 98 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
17 82 (0.62%) User Experience
18 81 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 79 (0.60%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 3551 (26.92%) Windows 7
2 3046 (23.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 2259 (17.13%) Linux
4 2036 (15.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 1756 (13.31%) Windows XP
6 1590 (12.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 1484 (11.25%) UNIX
8 653 (4.95%) Windows 8
9 409 (3.10%) Android
10 401 (3.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 379 (2.87%) Solaris
12 373 (2.83%) Apple iOS
13 267 (2.02%) AIX
14 260 (1.97%) Windows Vista
15 231 (1.75%) Mac OS X
16 170 (1.29%) Windows 2000
17 137 (1.04%) Windows Phone
18 132 (1.00%) Windows 2000 Server
19 129 (0.98%) CentOS
20 102 (0.77%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2149 (16.29%) ITIL
2 1483 (11.24%) Migration
3 919 (6.97%) Agile Software Development
4 504 (3.82%) Configuration Management
5 499 (3.78%) Project Management
6 462 (3.50%) Service Delivery
7 435 (3.30%) Service Management
8 430 (3.26%) Change Management
9 419 (3.18%) Incident Management
10 378 (2.87%) Disaster Recovery
11 350 (2.65%) DevOps
12 313 (2.37%) Continuous Integration
13 300 (2.27%) Scrum
14 281 (2.13%) TDD
15 277 (2.10%) OO
16 255 (1.93%) MVC
16 255 (1.93%) Software Engineering
17 244 (1.85%) Performance Tuning
18 243 (1.84%) Stakeholder Management
19 242 (1.83%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 2248 (17.04%) SQL
2 917 (6.95%) C#
3 905 (6.86%) PowerShell
4 829 (6.29%) Java
5 532 (4.03%) JavaScript
6 401 (3.04%) Python
7 393 (2.98%) C++
8 370 (2.81%) Perl
9 330 (2.50%) Shell Script
10 320 (2.43%) VBScript
11 266 (2.02%) C
12 247 (1.87%) VB
13 197 (1.49%) Bash Shell
14 191 (1.45%) Ruby
15 185 (1.40%) T-SQL
16 163 (1.24%) PHP
17 138 (1.05%) PL/SQL
18 108 (0.82%) VBA
19 91 (0.69%) VB.NET
20 69 (0.52%) Korn
Qualifications
1 1810 (13.72%) Security Cleared
2 1188 (9.01%) SC Cleared
3 980 (7.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 591 (4.48%) MCSE
5 524 (3.97%) DV Cleared
6 500 (3.79%) Degree
7 352 (2.67%) Cisco Certification
8 299 (2.27%) MCP
9 288 (2.18%) CCNA
10 271 (2.05%) MCITP
11 239 (1.81%) VCP4
12 187 (1.42%) MCSA
13 174 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
14 170 (1.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 123 (0.93%) MCTS
16 107 (0.81%) CCNP
17 97 (0.74%) CISSP
18 80 (0.61%) ISEB
18 80 (0.61%) Citrix Certification
18 80 (0.61%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 618 (4.69%) SLA
2 227 (1.72%) QA
3 56 (0.42%) PCI DSS
4 43 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 43 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 26 (0.20%) ISO 9001
6 21 (0.16%) JSP 440
7 18 (0.14%) COBIT
8 15 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
9 8 (0.061%) DICOM
9 8 (0.061%) HL7
10 7 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 5 (0.038%) HIPAA
11 5 (0.038%) Data Quality
12 4 (0.030%) BS15000
13 3 (0.023%) ISO 9000
14 2 (0.015%) ISO/IEC 17799
14 2 (0.015%) 21 CFR Part 11
14 2 (0.015%) CDISC
14 2 (0.015%) WAI
System Software
1 4635 (35.14%) Active Directory
2 1703 (12.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 752 (5.70%) Hyper-V
4 615 (4.66%) vSphere
5 561 (4.25%) XenApp
6 350 (2.65%) VMware ESX
7 282 (2.14%) XenDesktop
8 264 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
9 232 (1.76%) VMware ESXi
10 149 (1.13%) Terminal Services
11 114 (0.86%) XenServer
12 83 (0.63%) NFS
13 78 (0.59%) vCloud
14 76 (0.58%) Firmware
15 66 (0.50%) Xen
16 63 (0.48%) ISA Server
17 61 (0.46%) VMware Server
18 55 (0.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
19 49 (0.37%) Samba
20 44 (0.33%) UAG
Systems Management
1 1269 (9.62%) SCCM
2 465 (3.53%) SCOM
3 274 (2.08%) Puppet
4 173 (1.31%) NetBackup
5 172 (1.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 164 (1.24%) Backup Exec
7 154 (1.17%) WSUS
7 154 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
8 108 (0.82%) Tivoli
9 90 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 88 (0.67%) Nagios
11 85 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
12 81 (0.61%) HP SIM
13 78 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
14 69 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
15 55 (0.42%) SCVMM
16 52 (0.39%) SCOrch
17 47 (0.36%) Control-M
17 47 (0.36%) ARCserve
18 43 (0.33%) OpenView
Vendors
1 4477 (33.94%) Microsoft
2 3154 (23.91%) VMware
3 1940 (14.71%) Citrix
4 1279 (9.70%) Cisco
5 1273 (9.65%) Oracle
6 1190 (9.02%) HP
7 499 (3.78%) Red Hat
8 453 (3.43%) NetApp
9 427 (3.24%) IBM
10 373 (2.83%) EMC
11 361 (2.74%) Symantec
12 297 (2.25%) Dell
13 287 (2.18%) Apple
14 284 (2.15%) McAfee
15 272 (2.06%) Lotus
16 238 (1.80%) CheckPoint
17 237 (1.80%) Remedy
18 165 (1.25%) SAP
19 153 (1.16%) F5
20 147 (1.11%) Juniper
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