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 1 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 5790 6518 6816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 11.81% 12.79% 13.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 51.48% 57.23% 60.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3451 3677 3681
Median daily rate £360 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £152 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 504 806 861
Median hourly rate £15.75 £16.16 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.53% +7.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £26.62
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.64% +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
11248 11389 11319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.93% 22.34% 23.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7178 6767 6560
Median daily rate £400 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £175 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £345 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 584 887 951
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £32.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +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 1 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 1 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 1 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 -4 2047 £400 +14.28% 530
South East -3 1180 £363 +3.57% 423
North East +3 497 £280 -10.40% 33
South West 0 427 £350 +15.70% 134
East of England -2 393 £338 +12.50% 111
North West -3 381 £363 +20.83% 147
West Midlands +1 355 £358 +10.85% 115
Yorkshire -1 318 £400 +29.03% 108
East Midlands 0 180 £401 +33.50% 67
Midlands +2 15 £475 +94.87% 3
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 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 4545 (39.74%) Active Directory
2 4044 (35.36%) Microsoft
3 3853 (33.69%) Windows Server
4 2842 (24.85%) VMware
5 2800 (24.48%) Linux
6 2181 (19.07%) Windows 7
7 2104 (18.40%) SQL
8 2038 (17.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 1946 (17.02%) ITIL
10 1931 (16.89%) SQL Server
11 1863 (16.29%) Finance
12 1806 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
13 1743 (15.24%) Citrix
14 1636 (14.31%) VMware Infrastructure
15 1618 (14.15%) MS Excel
16 1613 (14.10%) Unix
17 1601 (14.00%) Security Cleared
18 1591 (13.91%) MS Office
19 1449 (12.67%) Oracle
20 1387 (12.13%) PowerShell
21 1247 (10.90%) DNS
22 1237 (10.82%) SCCM
23 1226 (10.72%) MS Exchange
24 1214 (10.62%) Windows Server 2003
25 1209 (10.57%) Migration
26 1146 (10.02%) .NET
27 1131 (9.89%) SC Cleared
28 1064 (9.30%) Firewall
29 1049 (9.17%) Agile Software Development
30 998 (8.73%) 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 1226 (10.72%) MS Exchange
2 731 (6.39%) IIS
3 705 (6.16%) SharePoint
4 536 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 443 (3.87%) Skype for Business
6 298 (2.61%) Apache
7 294 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2013
8 257 (2.25%) Tomcat
9 244 (2.13%) WebSphere
10 240 (2.10%) WebLogic
11 193 (1.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 163 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
13 162 (1.42%) IBM Notes
14 152 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2003
15 146 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
16 141 (1.23%) JBoss
17 133 (1.16%) Confluence
18 118 (1.03%) OpenStack
19 85 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
20 80 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1618 (14.15%) MS Excel
2 1591 (13.91%) MS Office
3 128 (1.12%) MS Visio
4 104 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
5 71 (0.62%) MS Project
6 33 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 18 (0.16%) Photoshop
8 16 (0.14%) Acrobat
9 13 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 13 (0.11%) AutoCAD
9 13 (0.11%) PaintShop Pro
10 10 (0.087%) InfoPath
11 9 (0.079%) SPSS
12 8 (0.070%) Doxygen
13 5 (0.044%) Adobe After Effects
13 5 (0.044%) Adobe Premiere
14 4 (0.035%) Adobe Illustrator
14 4 (0.035%) Final Cut Pro
14 4 (0.035%) HipChat
14 4 (0.035%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 144 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 39 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
2 39 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
3 37 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 36 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
5 34 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
6 28 (0.24%) Oracle 11i
7 16 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
7 16 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
8 15 (0.13%) Eikon
9 13 (0.11%) OpenText MBPM
10 11 (0.096%) Faxination
11 10 (0.087%) Endur
11 10 (0.087%) Unit4 Business World
12 9 (0.079%) Maximo
13 8 (0.070%) BusinessWorks
14 7 (0.061%) assyst
14 7 (0.061%) Hi Portfolio
14 7 (0.061%) IntelliMatch
15 6 (0.052%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 949 (8.30%) Office 365
2 697 (6.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 540 (4.72%) Amazon AWS
4 195 (1.71%) IaaS
5 127 (1.11%) PaaS
6 124 (1.08%) SaaS
7 90 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
8 68 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
9 57 (0.50%) Yammer
10 56 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
11 55 (0.48%) Google Apps
12 50 (0.44%) Mimecast
13 44 (0.38%) Amazon S3
14 39 (0.34%) OneDrive
15 38 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
16 30 (0.26%) GitHub
17 24 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
18 18 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 14 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
19 14 (0.12%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 1247 (10.90%) DNS
2 1064 (9.30%) Firewall
3 889 (7.77%) SAN
4 862 (7.54%) DHCP
5 778 (6.80%) TCP/IP
6 651 (5.69%) LAN
7 649 (5.68%) WAN
8 501 (4.38%) VPN
9 476 (4.16%) Internet
10 253 (2.21%) Network Security
11 234 (2.05%) Wireless
12 233 (2.04%) HTTP
13 209 (1.83%) Skype
14 208 (1.82%) NAS
15 196 (1.71%) SSL
16 180 (1.57%) LDAP
17 174 (1.52%) VoIP
18 147 (1.29%) Remote Desktop
19 145 (1.27%) Intranet
20 134 (1.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1931 (16.89%) SQL Server
2 363 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 307 (2.68%) Oracle Database
4 283 (2.47%) Relational Database
5 273 (2.39%) SQL Server 2012
6 250 (2.19%) MySQL
7 202 (1.77%) DB2
8 179 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 165 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 164 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
11 162 (1.42%) MongoDB
12 128 (1.12%) Hadoop
13 125 (1.09%) RDBMS
14 122 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
15 105 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
16 98 (0.86%) NoSQL
17 96 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
18 90 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 80 (0.70%) Big Data
19 80 (0.70%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 390 (3.41%) Jenkins
2 376 (3.29%) Git (software)
3 305 (2.67%) JIRA
4 285 (2.49%) Team Foundation Server
5 232 (2.03%) Visual Studio
6 190 (1.66%) Subversion
7 149 (1.30%) TeamCity
8 117 (1.02%) Maven
9 101 (0.88%) MSI
10 91 (0.80%) Octopus Deploy
11 78 (0.68%) Selenium
12 71 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 63 (0.55%) JUnit
14 62 (0.54%) NUnit
15 60 (0.52%) Ant
16 58 (0.51%) Eclipse
17 56 (0.49%) Vagrant
18 49 (0.43%) SpecFlow
19 45 (0.39%) Artifactory
20 41 (0.36%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1863 (16.29%) Finance
2 684 (5.98%) Banking
3 251 (2.19%) Retail
4 234 (2.05%) Telecoms
5 231 (2.02%) Law
6 208 (1.82%) Legal
7 170 (1.49%) Back Office
8 132 (1.15%) Investment Banking
9 129 (1.13%) Manufacturing
10 111 (0.97%) Marketing
11 104 (0.91%) Financial Institution
12 101 (0.88%) Front Office
13 78 (0.68%) Advertising
14 63 (0.55%) German Language
15 56 (0.49%) Games
15 56 (0.49%) Publishing
16 54 (0.47%) French Language
17 47 (0.41%) Electronics
18 45 (0.39%) Military
19 34 (0.30%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1875 (16.40%) Analyst
2 1167 (10.20%) Support Engineer
3 1122 (9.81%) Developer
4 836 (7.31%) Architect
5 683 (5.97%) Support Analyst
6 667 (5.83%) Windows Engineer
7 639 (5.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 607 (5.31%) Service Analyst
9 580 (5.07%) Consultant
10 565 (4.94%) Desktop Support
11 556 (4.86%) Service Desk Analyst
12 548 (4.79%) Administrator
13 524 (4.58%) 2nd Line Support
14 400 (3.50%) Desktop Engineer
15 396 (3.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 380 (3.32%) 3rd Line Support
17 331 (2.89%) IT Support
18 328 (2.87%) Server Engineer
19 323 (2.82%) DevOps Engineer
20 312 (2.73%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1146 (10.02%) .NET
2 542 (4.74%) Web Services
3 537 (4.70%) HTML
4 429 (3.75%) XML
5 342 (2.99%) CSS
6 332 (2.90%) ASP.NET
7 301 (2.63%) Middleware
8 249 (2.18%) .NET Framework
9 208 (1.82%) HTML5
10 194 (1.70%) jQuery
11 178 (1.56%) AngularJS
12 161 (1.41%) WCF
13 154 (1.35%) RESTful
14 152 (1.33%) SOAP
15 151 (1.32%) REST
16 143 (1.25%) ASP.NET MVC
16 143 (1.25%) JSON
17 137 (1.20%) J2EE
18 116 (1.01%) WPF
19 100 (0.87%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 879 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 596 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
3 421 (3.68%) Blackberry
4 398 (3.48%) Clustering
5 354 (3.10%) Management Information System
6 335 (2.93%) Computer Science
7 163 (1.43%) PKI
8 154 (1.35%) Mainframe
9 150 (1.31%) Replication
10 137 (1.20%) Client/Server
10 137 (1.20%) Fat Client
10 137 (1.20%) Thin Client
11 122 (1.07%) Driving Licence
12 115 (1.01%) Mobile App
13 113 (0.99%) User Experience
14 101 (0.88%) iPhone
15 100 (0.87%) Smartphone
16 95 (0.83%) NHS
17 89 (0.78%) iPad
18 83 (0.73%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3853 (33.69%) Windows Server
2 2800 (24.48%) Linux
3 2181 (19.07%) Windows 7
4 2038 (17.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 1806 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 1613 (14.10%) Unix
7 1214 (10.62%) Windows Server 2003
8 679 (5.94%) Windows 10
9 670 (5.86%) Windows XP
10 615 (5.38%) Windows 8
11 504 (4.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 384 (3.36%) Solaris
13 371 (3.24%) AIX
14 285 (2.49%) Android
15 278 (2.43%) Apple iOS
16 223 (1.95%) Mac OS X
17 147 (1.29%) CentOS
18 116 (1.01%) Windows Vista
19 111 (0.97%) Ubuntu
20 102 (0.89%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1946 (17.02%) ITIL
2 1209 (10.57%) Migration
3 1049 (9.17%) Agile Software Development
4 662 (5.79%) DevOps
5 569 (4.98%) Project Management
6 525 (4.59%) Configuration Management
7 501 (4.38%) Incident Management
8 472 (4.13%) Change Management
9 458 (4.00%) Service Management
10 455 (3.98%) Service Delivery
11 395 (3.45%) Problem Management
12 389 (3.40%) Disaster Recovery
13 379 (3.31%) Continuous Integration
14 340 (2.97%) High Availability
15 310 (2.71%) Stakeholder Management
16 301 (2.63%) Software Engineering
17 297 (2.60%) SDLC
18 288 (2.52%) CRM
19 276 (2.41%) TDD
20 274 (2.40%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2104 (18.40%) SQL
2 1387 (12.13%) PowerShell
3 960 (8.39%) Java
4 927 (8.11%) C#
5 630 (5.51%) JavaScript
6 542 (4.74%) Perl
7 509 (4.45%) Python
8 394 (3.45%) C++
9 371 (3.24%) Shell Script
10 347 (3.03%) Bash Shell
11 323 (2.82%) C
12 280 (2.45%) VB
12 280 (2.45%) VBScript
13 247 (2.16%) T-SQL
14 222 (1.94%) Ruby
15 168 (1.47%) PHP
16 149 (1.30%) PL/SQL
17 127 (1.11%) VB.NET
18 62 (0.54%) VBA
19 55 (0.48%) Korn
Qualifications
1 1601 (14.00%) Security Cleared
2 1131 (9.89%) SC Cleared
3 801 (7.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 600 (5.25%) Degree
5 474 (4.14%) MCSE
6 282 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
7 275 (2.40%) DV Cleared
8 218 (1.91%) CCNA
9 207 (1.81%) MCSA
10 189 (1.65%) MCP
11 185 (1.62%) CISSP
12 176 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
13 152 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 146 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
15 132 (1.15%) MCITP
16 109 (0.95%) CCNP
17 87 (0.76%) MCTS
18 85 (0.74%) ISTQB
19 77 (0.67%) MCDST
20 72 (0.63%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 469 (4.10%) SLA
2 201 (1.76%) QA
3 149 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 130 (1.14%) Disclosure Scotland
5 120 (1.05%) PCI DSS
6 38 (0.33%) ISO 9001
7 37 (0.32%) COBIT
8 36 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 31 (0.27%) JSP 440
10 17 (0.15%) HL7
10 17 (0.15%) RMADS
11 15 (0.13%) Data Quality
12 9 (0.079%) ISO27002
13 6 (0.052%) DICOM
13 6 (0.052%) ISO22301
13 6 (0.052%) MiFID
14 5 (0.044%) HIPAA
14 5 (0.044%) PMBOK
15 4 (0.035%) COSO
15 4 (0.035%) GPG13
System Software
1 4545 (39.74%) Active Directory
2 1636 (14.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 693 (6.06%) Hyper-V
4 557 (4.87%) XenApp
5 466 (4.07%) vSphere
6 329 (2.88%) XenDesktop
7 308 (2.69%) VMware ESX
8 288 (2.52%) Microsoft App-V
9 254 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
10 228 (1.99%) VMware ESXi
11 177 (1.55%) XenServer
12 114 (1.00%) Docker
13 110 (0.96%) NFS
14 107 (0.94%) Virtual Servers
15 95 (0.83%) Xen
16 88 (0.77%) Oracle RAC
17 85 (0.74%) Virtual Desktop
18 83 (0.73%) Terminal Services
19 72 (0.63%) BitLocker
20 65 (0.57%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1237 (10.82%) SCCM
2 494 (4.32%) Puppet
3 453 (3.96%) SCOM
4 331 (2.89%) Opscode Chef
5 229 (2.00%) WSUS
6 225 (1.97%) Ansible
7 172 (1.50%) Microsoft Clustering
8 170 (1.49%) NetBackup
9 164 (1.43%) Tivoli
10 154 (1.35%) Nagios
11 128 (1.12%) Backup Exec
12 104 (0.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 98 (0.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 89 (0.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 83 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
16 77 (0.67%) Microsoft Intune
17 62 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
18 61 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
19 58 (0.51%) SCVMM
20 57 (0.50%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 4044 (35.36%) Microsoft
2 2842 (24.85%) VMware
3 1743 (15.24%) Citrix
4 1449 (12.67%) Oracle
5 998 (8.73%) Cisco
6 990 (8.66%) HP
7 575 (5.03%) Red Hat
8 538 (4.70%) IBM
9 390 (3.41%) NetApp
10 342 (2.99%) EMC
11 323 (2.82%) Symantec
12 273 (2.39%) Dell
13 254 (2.22%) Apple
14 230 (2.01%) Intel Security
15 214 (1.87%) AppSense
16 200 (1.75%) SAP
17 172 (1.50%) CheckPoint
18 167 (1.46%) Remedy
19 165 (1.44%) ServiceNow
20 160 (1.40%) Lotus
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £9 - £13 per hour
Posted: 13 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £20.59 - £25.69 per hour
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £250 - £251 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Austin Fraser
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £200 to £200 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harris Global
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 8 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £250.00 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Rate: £24,500 per annum, pro rata
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
ConSol Partners
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Selby, North Yorkshire
LA International
Rate: £150.00 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Rate: £100 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Ebury
Rate: £425.00 - £443.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Senitor Associates
Rate: £8 - £12 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: Market related
Posted: 5 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harris Global
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £110 - £120 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £20 - £25 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 15 hours ago
Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Rothamsted Research
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £180 - £260 per day + Competitive Daily Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harris Global
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Competitive Daily Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
First Point
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £12 - £16 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Norwich, Norfolk
LA International
Posted: 9 hours ago