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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 5670 6390 6684
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 11.39% 12.36% 13.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 51.15% 57.15% 59.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 3475 3648 3535
Median daily rate £363 £345 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.07% +7.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 483 773 905
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.14 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.06% +7.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.03 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £25.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.61% +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
11086 11182 11315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.27% 21.62% 22.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 7140 6730 6513
Median daily rate £400 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 554 865 972
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -5 2079 £400 +7.74% 518
South East -3 1139 £350 - 378
South West 0 421 £355 +9.23% 106
North East +6 405 £285 +3.63% 20
East of England +1 399 £340 +9.67% 119
North West -4 356 £325 +8.33% 160
West Midlands +2 350 £375 +17.18% 105
Yorkshire -2 333 £375 +15.38% 116
East Midlands -3 168 £408 +33.68% 57
Midlands +1 19 £500 +105.12%
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 4653 (40.11%) Active Directory
2 4197 (36.18%) Microsoft
3 3939 (33.96%) Windows Server
4 2887 (24.89%) VMware
5 2854 (24.60%) Linux
6 2167 (18.68%) Windows 7
7 2080 (17.93%) SQL
8 2065 (17.80%) Windows Server 2008
9 2020 (17.41%) ITIL
10 1953 (16.84%) SQL Server
11 1872 (16.14%) Windows Server 2012
12 1832 (15.79%) Finance
13 1795 (15.47%) Citrix
14 1713 (14.77%) Security Cleared
15 1667 (14.37%) MS Excel
16 1639 (14.13%) VMware Infrastructure
17 1638 (14.12%) MS Office
18 1610 (13.88%) Unix
19 1498 (12.91%) Oracle
20 1455 (12.54%) PowerShell
21 1301 (11.22%) DNS
22 1297 (11.18%) SCCM
23 1277 (11.01%) Migration
24 1240 (10.69%) MS Exchange
25 1211 (10.44%) Windows Server 2003
26 1207 (10.41%) SC Cleared
27 1111 (9.58%) Firewall
28 1096 (9.45%) Agile Software Development
29 1092 (9.41%) .NET
30 1050 (9.05%) Cisco

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 1240 (10.69%) MS Exchange
2 744 (6.41%) SharePoint
3 736 (6.34%) IIS
4 533 (4.59%) Exchange Server 2010
5 486 (4.19%) Skype for Business
6 317 (2.73%) Apache
7 287 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2013
8 263 (2.27%) Tomcat
9 254 (2.19%) WebLogic
10 236 (2.03%) WebSphere
11 187 (1.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 161 (1.39%) IBM Notes
13 160 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2007
14 151 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
15 150 (1.29%) SharePoint 2013
16 145 (1.25%) Confluence
17 143 (1.23%) JBoss
18 113 (0.97%) OpenStack
19 101 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
20 100 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1667 (14.37%) MS Excel
2 1638 (14.12%) MS Office
3 141 (1.22%) MS Visio
4 107 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
5 79 (0.68%) MS Project
6 29 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 21 (0.18%) Photoshop
8 16 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 13 (0.11%) Acrobat
10 11 (0.095%) Adobe Illustrator
10 11 (0.095%) PaintShop Pro
11 10 (0.086%) InfoPath
12 9 (0.078%) AutoCAD
12 9 (0.078%) SPSS
13 7 (0.060%) Doxygen
13 7 (0.060%) OmniGraffle
14 5 (0.043%) InDesign
15 4 (0.034%) HipChat
16 2 (0.017%) Simulink
16 2 (0.017%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 136 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 50 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
3 44 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 43 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
5 39 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
6 34 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
7 28 (0.24%) Oracle 11i
8 18 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
9 16 (0.14%) OpenText MBPM
10 15 (0.13%) Eikon
11 12 (0.10%) Faxination
11 12 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
12 10 (0.086%) assyst
13 9 (0.078%) Unit4 Business World
14 8 (0.069%) BusinessWorks
14 8 (0.069%) Maximo
15 6 (0.052%) RMDS
15 6 (0.052%) SAP R/3
16 5 (0.043%) Dynamics NAV
16 5 (0.043%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 1012 (8.72%) Office 365
2 791 (6.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 597 (5.15%) Amazon AWS
4 213 (1.84%) IaaS
5 139 (1.20%) PaaS
6 137 (1.18%) SaaS
7 106 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
8 73 (0.63%) Google Apps
9 66 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
10 59 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
11 58 (0.50%) Yammer
12 53 (0.46%) Mimecast
13 44 (0.38%) OneDrive
14 41 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
15 40 (0.34%) Amazon S3
16 34 (0.29%) GitHub
17 20 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
18 19 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 18 (0.16%) Trello
20 15 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 1301 (11.22%) DNS
2 1111 (9.58%) Firewall
3 909 (7.84%) DHCP
4 893 (7.70%) SAN
5 789 (6.80%) TCP/IP
6 696 (6.00%) LAN
6 696 (6.00%) WAN
7 509 (4.39%) VPN
8 492 (4.24%) Internet
9 259 (2.23%) Network Security
10 242 (2.09%) HTTP
11 241 (2.08%) Skype
11 241 (2.08%) Wireless
12 224 (1.93%) SSL
13 210 (1.81%) NAS
14 191 (1.65%) LDAP
15 183 (1.58%) VoIP
16 150 (1.29%) Wi-Fi
17 148 (1.28%) VLAN
18 147 (1.27%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1953 (16.84%) SQL Server
2 335 (2.89%) Oracle Database
3 323 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 256 (2.21%) Relational Database
5 253 (2.18%) SQL Server 2012
6 249 (2.15%) MySQL
7 208 (1.79%) DB2
8 187 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 163 (1.41%) MongoDB
10 155 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
11 154 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 141 (1.22%) Hadoop
13 119 (1.03%) RDBMS
14 115 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
15 111 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
16 103 (0.89%) NoSQL
17 91 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
18 87 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
19 81 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
20 78 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 401 (3.46%) Jenkins
2 388 (3.34%) Git (software)
3 322 (2.78%) JIRA
4 288 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
5 238 (2.05%) Visual Studio
6 204 (1.76%) Subversion
7 158 (1.36%) TeamCity
8 121 (1.04%) Maven
9 114 (0.98%) MSI
10 99 (0.85%) Octopus Deploy
11 87 (0.75%) Selenium
12 84 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 75 (0.65%) JUnit
14 69 (0.59%) Eclipse
15 65 (0.56%) Ant
16 60 (0.52%) NUnit
17 57 (0.49%) Vagrant
18 52 (0.45%) Sonatype Nexus
19 50 (0.43%) SpecFlow
20 47 (0.41%) Artifactory
General
1 1832 (15.79%) Finance
2 679 (5.85%) Banking
3 261 (2.25%) Retail
4 239 (2.06%) Law
5 238 (2.05%) Telecoms
6 214 (1.84%) Legal
7 159 (1.37%) Back Office
8 142 (1.22%) Manufacturing
9 124 (1.07%) Investment Banking
10 117 (1.01%) Marketing
11 104 (0.90%) Financial Institution
12 79 (0.68%) Advertising
13 77 (0.66%) Front Office
13 77 (0.66%) Publishing
14 56 (0.48%) Electronics
15 54 (0.47%) German Language
16 52 (0.45%) Games
17 48 (0.41%) French Language
18 46 (0.40%) Military
19 38 (0.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1855 (15.99%) Analyst
2 1173 (10.11%) Support Engineer
3 1086 (9.36%) Developer
4 876 (7.55%) Architect
5 698 (6.02%) Support Analyst
6 668 (5.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 662 (5.71%) Windows Engineer
8 642 (5.53%) Consultant
9 610 (5.26%) Service Analyst
10 583 (5.03%) Desktop Support
11 557 (4.80%) Service Desk Analyst
12 548 (4.72%) Administrator
13 528 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
14 409 (3.53%) Desktop Engineer
15 395 (3.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 373 (3.22%) 3rd Line Support
17 357 (3.08%) IT Support
18 325 (2.80%) Server Engineer
19 324 (2.79%) DevOps Engineer
20 318 (2.74%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1092 (9.41%) .NET
2 538 (4.64%) HTML
3 526 (4.53%) Web Services
4 420 (3.62%) XML
5 361 (3.11%) CSS
6 329 (2.84%) Middleware
7 309 (2.66%) ASP.NET
8 232 (2.00%) .NET Framework
9 210 (1.81%) HTML5
10 184 (1.59%) jQuery
11 175 (1.51%) AngularJS
12 158 (1.36%) RESTful
13 155 (1.34%) J2EE
14 151 (1.30%) WCF
15 148 (1.28%) JSON
15 148 (1.28%) REST
16 141 (1.22%) SOAP
17 133 (1.15%) ASP.NET MVC
18 107 (0.92%) LAMP
19 101 (0.87%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 888 (7.66%) Data Centre
2 548 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
3 429 (3.70%) Blackberry
4 408 (3.52%) Clustering
5 371 (3.20%) Management Information System
6 357 (3.08%) Computer Science
7 174 (1.50%) Replication
8 172 (1.48%) PKI
9 150 (1.29%) Mainframe
10 140 (1.21%) Client/Server
11 132 (1.14%) Fat Client
11 132 (1.14%) Thin Client
12 119 (1.03%) User Experience
13 115 (0.99%) Mobile App
14 114 (0.98%) Driving Licence
15 107 (0.92%) iPhone
16 106 (0.91%) Public Cloud
17 105 (0.91%) Smartphone
18 95 (0.82%) NHS
19 92 (0.79%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 3939 (33.96%) Windows Server
2 2854 (24.60%) Linux
3 2167 (18.68%) Windows 7
4 2065 (17.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 1872 (16.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 1610 (13.88%) Unix
7 1211 (10.44%) Windows Server 2003
8 767 (6.61%) Windows 10
9 635 (5.47%) Windows 8
9 635 (5.47%) Windows XP
10 528 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 455 (3.92%) Solaris
12 419 (3.61%) AIX
13 316 (2.72%) Android
14 293 (2.53%) Apple iOS
15 207 (1.78%) Mac OS X
16 154 (1.33%) CentOS
17 122 (1.05%) Ubuntu
18 121 (1.04%) Windows Vista
19 106 (0.91%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2020 (17.41%) ITIL
2 1277 (11.01%) Migration
3 1096 (9.45%) Agile Software Development
4 696 (6.00%) DevOps
5 593 (5.11%) Project Management
6 546 (4.71%) Configuration Management
7 499 (4.30%) Incident Management
8 498 (4.29%) Change Management
9 489 (4.22%) Service Management
10 472 (4.07%) Service Delivery
11 403 (3.47%) Problem Management
12 387 (3.34%) Continuous Integration
13 359 (3.09%) Disaster Recovery
13 359 (3.09%) High Availability
14 342 (2.95%) Stakeholder Management
15 312 (2.69%) Software Engineering
16 307 (2.65%) SDLC
17 289 (2.49%) TDD
18 285 (2.46%) Release Management
18 285 (2.46%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2080 (17.93%) SQL
2 1455 (12.54%) PowerShell
3 983 (8.47%) Java
4 849 (7.32%) C#
5 642 (5.53%) JavaScript
6 538 (4.64%) Perl
7 493 (4.25%) Python
8 391 (3.37%) C++
9 368 (3.17%) Shell Script
10 347 (2.99%) Bash Shell
11 325 (2.80%) C
12 299 (2.58%) VB
13 297 (2.56%) VBScript
14 256 (2.21%) T-SQL
15 219 (1.89%) Ruby
16 184 (1.59%) PHP
17 147 (1.27%) PL/SQL
18 114 (0.98%) VB.NET
19 55 (0.47%) Korn
20 51 (0.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1713 (14.77%) Security Cleared
2 1207 (10.41%) SC Cleared
3 819 (7.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 630 (5.43%) Degree
5 484 (4.17%) MCSE
6 305 (2.63%) DV Cleared
7 291 (2.51%) Cisco Certification
8 224 (1.93%) CCNA
9 212 (1.83%) BPSS Clearance
10 209 (1.80%) MCSA
11 203 (1.75%) MCP
12 180 (1.55%) CISSP
13 151 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
14 146 (1.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 133 (1.15%) MCITP
16 118 (1.02%) CCNP
17 90 (0.78%) MCTS
18 82 (0.71%) ISTQB
19 75 (0.65%) ISEB
20 73 (0.63%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 493 (4.25%) SLA
2 204 (1.76%) QA
3 150 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 149 (1.28%) Disclosure Scotland
5 118 (1.02%) PCI DSS
6 48 (0.41%) ISO 9001
7 43 (0.37%) JSP 440
8 41 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 37 (0.32%) COBIT
10 17 (0.15%) RMADS
11 15 (0.13%) Data Quality
12 14 (0.12%) HL7
13 6 (0.052%) HIPAA
14 5 (0.043%) ISO 9000
14 5 (0.043%) ISO22301
14 5 (0.043%) MiFID
14 5 (0.043%) PMBOK
15 4 (0.034%) COSO
15 4 (0.034%) GPG13
15 4 (0.034%) SAS 70
System Software
1 4653 (40.11%) Active Directory
2 1639 (14.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 738 (6.36%) Hyper-V
4 573 (4.94%) XenApp
5 462 (3.98%) vSphere
6 346 (2.98%) XenDesktop
7 300 (2.59%) Microsoft App-V
8 284 (2.45%) VMware ESX
9 266 (2.29%) Virtual Machines
10 218 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
11 185 (1.59%) XenServer
12 122 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
13 108 (0.93%) NFS
14 106 (0.91%) Docker
15 99 (0.85%) Terminal Services
16 97 (0.84%) Oracle RAC
17 93 (0.80%) Xen
18 80 (0.69%) Virtual Desktop
19 77 (0.66%) BitLocker
20 64 (0.55%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1297 (11.18%) SCCM
2 520 (4.48%) Puppet
3 475 (4.09%) SCOM
4 349 (3.01%) Opscode Chef
5 251 (2.16%) Ansible
6 210 (1.81%) WSUS
7 183 (1.58%) NetBackup
8 176 (1.52%) Microsoft Clustering
9 164 (1.41%) Tivoli
10 156 (1.34%) Nagios
11 121 (1.04%) Backup Exec
12 118 (1.02%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 116 (1.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 101 (0.87%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 84 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
15 84 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
16 61 (0.53%) HP SiteScope
16 61 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
16 61 (0.53%) SCVMM
17 55 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4197 (36.18%) Microsoft
2 2887 (24.89%) VMware
3 1795 (15.47%) Citrix
4 1498 (12.91%) Oracle
5 1050 (9.05%) Cisco
6 1035 (8.92%) HP
7 580 (5.00%) Red Hat
8 502 (4.33%) IBM
9 396 (3.41%) NetApp
10 348 (3.00%) EMC
11 340 (2.93%) Symantec
12 310 (2.67%) Dell
13 279 (2.41%) Apple
14 232 (2.00%) Intel Security
15 225 (1.94%) SAP
16 215 (1.85%) AppSense
17 193 (1.66%) ServiceNow
18 192 (1.66%) CheckPoint
19 165 (1.42%) Juniper
20 163 (1.41%) Remedy
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