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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 5317 6283 6832
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.81% 11.92% 13.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 51.38% 55.66% 58.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3239 3466 3732
Median daily rate £362 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
- +6.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 491 788 949
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.81 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-4.46% -3.12%
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
10349 11288 11729
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.05% 21.42% 22.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6622 6733 6891
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £511
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 555 881 1029
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 2062 £400 +6.66% 459
South East -2 1081 £360 +6.66% 326
North West 0 397 £350 +16.66% 162
South West 0 377 £320 -1.53% 110
West Midlands +1 318 £350 +0.14% 107
North East +14 317 £320 +20.64% 29
East of England -3 308 £300 -7.69% 136
Yorkshire 0 304 £325 - 99
East Midlands -9 136 £270 -16.92% 57
Midlands -3 7 £500 - 2
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 4453 (40.25%) Active Directory
2 4064 (36.74%) Microsoft
3 3716 (33.59%) Windows Server
4 2655 (24.00%) VMware
5 2617 (23.66%) Linux
6 2012 (18.19%) Windows 7
7 1945 (17.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 1940 (17.54%) ITIL
9 1936 (17.50%) SQL
10 1883 (17.02%) SQL Server
11 1715 (15.50%) Windows Server 2012
12 1685 (15.23%) Finance
13 1642 (14.84%) MS Excel
14 1620 (14.64%) Security Cleared
15 1605 (14.51%) Citrix
16 1573 (14.22%) MS Office
17 1553 (14.04%) Unix
18 1475 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
19 1434 (12.96%) PowerShell
20 1413 (12.77%) Oracle
21 1250 (11.30%) SCCM
22 1231 (11.13%) DNS
23 1196 (10.81%) Migration
24 1152 (10.41%) MS Exchange
25 1119 (10.11%) Windows Server 2003
26 1117 (10.10%) Office 365
27 1114 (10.07%) SC Cleared
28 1096 (9.91%) Agile Software Development
29 1095 (9.90%) Firewall
30 1081 (9.77%) .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 1152 (10.41%) MS Exchange
2 754 (6.82%) IIS
3 711 (6.43%) SharePoint
4 525 (4.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 508 (4.59%) Skype for Business
6 351 (3.17%) Apache
7 291 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
8 234 (2.12%) Tomcat
9 233 (2.11%) WebLogic
10 221 (2.00%) WebSphere
11 187 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
12 184 (1.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 160 (1.45%) IBM Notes
14 153 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2003
15 140 (1.27%) Confluence
16 118 (1.07%) SharePoint 2013
17 114 (1.03%) JBoss
18 113 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
19 110 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
20 82 (0.74%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1642 (14.84%) MS Excel
2 1573 (14.22%) MS Office
3 167 (1.51%) MS Visio
4 125 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 70 (0.63%) MS Project
6 32 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 26 (0.24%) Photoshop
8 15 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 14 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
10 11 (0.099%) Acrobat
11 8 (0.072%) AutoCAD
11 8 (0.072%) OmniGraffle
11 8 (0.072%) PaintShop Pro
12 7 (0.063%) InDesign
13 6 (0.054%) Doxygen
14 4 (0.036%) HipChat
14 4 (0.036%) InfoPath
14 4 (0.036%) Open Workbench
15 3 (0.027%) FrameMaker
15 3 (0.027%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 146 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 49 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
3 43 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
3 43 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 40 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
5 35 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
6 28 (0.25%) Oracle 11i
7 27 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
8 19 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
8 19 (0.17%) RMDS
9 17 (0.15%) OpenText MBPM
10 16 (0.14%) Eikon
11 12 (0.11%) Faxination
12 11 (0.099%) assyst
12 11 (0.099%) Oracle BPM
12 11 (0.099%) Unit4 Business World
13 9 (0.081%) SAP hybris
14 8 (0.072%) BusinessWorks
15 7 (0.063%) Markit EDM
16 6 (0.054%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1117 (10.10%) Office 365
2 847 (7.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 590 (5.33%) Amazon AWS
4 258 (2.33%) IaaS
5 193 (1.74%) PaaS
6 143 (1.29%) SaaS
7 112 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
8 71 (0.64%) Yammer
9 67 (0.61%) Google Apps
10 55 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
11 51 (0.46%) OneDrive
12 46 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
12 46 (0.42%) Mimecast
13 41 (0.37%) GitHub
14 35 (0.32%) Amazon S3
15 30 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
16 22 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
17 20 (0.18%) OpenShift
17 20 (0.18%) Trello
18 17 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 1231 (11.13%) DNS
2 1095 (9.90%) Firewall
3 917 (8.29%) DHCP
4 816 (7.38%) TCP/IP
5 785 (7.10%) SAN
6 654 (5.91%) LAN
7 647 (5.85%) WAN
8 469 (4.24%) VPN
9 468 (4.23%) Internet
10 265 (2.40%) Skype
11 248 (2.24%) Network Security
12 236 (2.13%) Wireless
13 234 (2.12%) SSL
14 228 (2.06%) HTTP
15 219 (1.98%) NAS
16 213 (1.93%) LDAP
17 206 (1.86%) VoIP
18 175 (1.58%) VLAN
19 139 (1.26%) Wi-Fi
20 135 (1.22%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1883 (17.02%) SQL Server
2 302 (2.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 298 (2.69%) Oracle Database
4 251 (2.27%) MySQL
5 249 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
6 219 (1.98%) Relational Database
7 204 (1.84%) DB2
8 179 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 147 (1.33%) MongoDB
10 146 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 137 (1.24%) SQL Server 2005
12 120 (1.08%) Hadoop
13 115 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
14 99 (0.89%) NoSQL
15 96 (0.87%) SQL Server 2014
16 84 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
16 84 (0.76%) RDBMS
17 78 (0.71%) Big Data
18 77 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
19 69 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 368 (3.33%) Jenkins
2 339 (3.06%) Git (software)
3 327 (2.96%) JIRA
4 303 (2.74%) Team Foundation Server
5 259 (2.34%) Visual Studio
6 186 (1.68%) Subversion
7 180 (1.63%) TeamCity
8 134 (1.21%) Octopus Deploy
9 133 (1.20%) MSI
10 108 (0.98%) Selenium
11 101 (0.91%) Maven
12 82 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 73 (0.66%) JUnit
14 70 (0.63%) NUnit
15 68 (0.61%) Eclipse
16 60 (0.54%) Vagrant
17 58 (0.52%) Hudson
18 57 (0.52%) Ant
19 53 (0.48%) SpecFlow
20 49 (0.44%) SoapUI
General
1 1685 (15.23%) Finance
2 623 (5.63%) Banking
3 276 (2.49%) Retail
4 222 (2.01%) Telecoms
5 198 (1.79%) Law
6 177 (1.60%) Legal
7 135 (1.22%) Back Office
8 132 (1.19%) Manufacturing
9 125 (1.13%) Marketing
10 111 (1.00%) Investment Banking
11 99 (0.89%) Financial Institution
12 75 (0.68%) Front Office
13 73 (0.66%) Publishing
14 72 (0.65%) Advertising
15 54 (0.49%) Electronics
16 37 (0.33%) Billing
16 37 (0.33%) Military
17 36 (0.33%) German Language
18 35 (0.32%) French Language
19 31 (0.28%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1787 (16.15%) Analyst
2 1100 (9.94%) Support Engineer
3 1057 (9.55%) Developer
4 849 (7.67%) Architect
5 645 (5.83%) Support Analyst
6 627 (5.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 611 (5.52%) Service Analyst
8 605 (5.47%) Windows Engineer
9 592 (5.35%) Consultant
10 575 (5.20%) Desktop Support
11 572 (5.17%) Service Desk Analyst
12 535 (4.84%) 2nd Line Support
13 511 (4.62%) Administrator
14 385 (3.48%) Desktop Engineer
15 366 (3.31%) IT Support
16 340 (3.07%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 321 (2.90%) 3rd Line Support
18 317 (2.87%) Infrastructure Architect
19 306 (2.77%) DevOps Engineer
20 303 (2.74%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1081 (9.77%) .NET
2 533 (4.82%) HTML
3 520 (4.70%) Web Services
4 428 (3.87%) XML
5 357 (3.23%) CSS
6 332 (3.00%) ASP.NET
7 328 (2.96%) Middleware
8 228 (2.06%) .NET Framework
9 211 (1.91%) jQuery
10 180 (1.63%) HTML5
11 173 (1.56%) AngularJS
12 172 (1.55%) JSON
13 166 (1.50%) WCF
14 152 (1.37%) REST
15 148 (1.34%) SOAP
16 142 (1.28%) J2EE
17 130 (1.18%) RESTful
18 126 (1.14%) ASP.NET MVC
19 113 (1.02%) LAMP
20 109 (0.99%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 823 (7.44%) Data Centre
2 554 (5.01%) Analytical Skills
3 431 (3.90%) Blackberry
4 371 (3.35%) Management Information System
5 358 (3.24%) Clustering
6 356 (3.22%) Computer Science
7 169 (1.53%) Replication
8 164 (1.48%) Mainframe
8 164 (1.48%) PKI
9 137 (1.24%) Fat Client
9 137 (1.24%) Thin Client
10 127 (1.15%) Smartphone
11 125 (1.13%) iPhone
12 120 (1.08%) Client/Server
13 109 (0.99%) Mobile App
14 105 (0.95%) Public Cloud
15 101 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
16 100 (0.90%) Driving Licence
17 96 (0.87%) iPad
18 94 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3716 (33.59%) Windows Server
2 2617 (23.66%) Linux
3 2012 (18.19%) Windows 7
4 1945 (17.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 1715 (15.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 1553 (14.04%) Unix
7 1119 (10.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 812 (7.34%) Windows 10
9 598 (5.41%) Windows XP
10 562 (5.08%) Windows 8
11 461 (4.17%) Solaris
12 454 (4.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 420 (3.80%) AIX
14 343 (3.10%) Android
15 305 (2.76%) Apple iOS
16 216 (1.95%) Mac OS X
17 137 (1.24%) CentOS
18 128 (1.16%) Windows Vista
19 106 (0.96%) Ubuntu
20 103 (0.93%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1940 (17.54%) ITIL
2 1196 (10.81%) Migration
3 1096 (9.91%) Agile Software Development
4 658 (5.95%) DevOps
5 537 (4.85%) Project Management
6 520 (4.70%) Configuration Management
7 474 (4.28%) Service Delivery
8 471 (4.26%) Service Management
9 452 (4.09%) Incident Management
10 445 (4.02%) Change Management
11 425 (3.84%) Problem Management
12 388 (3.51%) Continuous Integration
13 350 (3.16%) High Availability
14 320 (2.89%) Scrum
14 320 (2.89%) Stakeholder Management
15 310 (2.80%) TDD
16 279 (2.52%) CRM
17 277 (2.50%) Disaster Recovery
18 274 (2.48%) MVC
19 272 (2.46%) OO
Programming Languages
1 1936 (17.50%) SQL
2 1434 (12.96%) PowerShell
3 903 (8.16%) Java
4 869 (7.86%) C#
5 637 (5.76%) JavaScript
6 522 (4.72%) Perl
7 482 (4.36%) Python
8 370 (3.34%) Shell Script
9 350 (3.16%) C++
10 319 (2.88%) C
11 318 (2.87%) Bash Shell
12 286 (2.59%) VB
13 260 (2.35%) VBScript
14 241 (2.18%) T-SQL
15 202 (1.83%) Ruby
16 193 (1.74%) PHP
17 116 (1.05%) VB.NET
18 110 (0.99%) PL/SQL
19 42 (0.38%) Korn
20 41 (0.37%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1620 (14.64%) Security Cleared
2 1114 (10.07%) SC Cleared
3 801 (7.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 634 (5.73%) Degree
5 494 (4.47%) MCSE
6 321 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
7 300 (2.71%) DV Cleared
8 236 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
9 225 (2.03%) CCNA
10 216 (1.95%) MCP
11 206 (1.86%) CISSP
12 187 (1.69%) MCSA
13 167 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
14 139 (1.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 129 (1.17%) CCNP
16 119 (1.08%) MCITP
17 79 (0.71%) MCTS
18 69 (0.62%) MCDST
19 65 (0.59%) ISEB
20 62 (0.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 495 (4.47%) SLA
2 178 (1.61%) QA
3 160 (1.45%) Disclosure Scotland
4 136 (1.23%) PCI DSS
5 130 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 58 (0.52%) ISO 9001
7 54 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 38 (0.34%) JSP 440
9 29 (0.26%) COBIT
10 16 (0.14%) RMADS
11 15 (0.14%) HL7
12 13 (0.12%) Data Quality
13 10 (0.090%) COSO
14 7 (0.063%) ISO 9000
15 5 (0.045%) GPG13
15 5 (0.045%) HIPAA
15 5 (0.045%) ISO22301
15 5 (0.045%) SAS 70
16 4 (0.036%) MiFID
16 4 (0.036%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 4453 (40.25%) Active Directory
2 1475 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 693 (6.26%) Hyper-V
4 523 (4.73%) XenApp
5 397 (3.59%) vSphere
6 321 (2.90%) XenDesktop
7 281 (2.54%) Microsoft App-V
8 247 (2.23%) VMware ESX
9 236 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
10 219 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
11 167 (1.51%) XenServer
12 161 (1.46%) Docker
13 111 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
14 98 (0.89%) NFS
15 92 (0.83%) Terminal Services
16 90 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
17 80 (0.72%) BitLocker
18 77 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
19 71 (0.64%) Xen
20 61 (0.55%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1250 (11.30%) SCCM
2 490 (4.43%) Puppet
3 421 (3.81%) SCOM
4 350 (3.16%) Opscode Chef
5 271 (2.45%) Ansible
6 226 (2.04%) WSUS
7 180 (1.63%) NetBackup
8 162 (1.46%) Microsoft Clustering
9 152 (1.37%) Tivoli
10 123 (1.11%) Nagios
11 111 (1.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 109 (0.99%) Backup Exec
13 99 (0.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 95 (0.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 80 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
16 72 (0.65%) AirWatch
16 72 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
16 72 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
17 70 (0.63%) HP SiteScope
18 64 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4064 (36.74%) Microsoft
2 2655 (24.00%) VMware
3 1605 (14.51%) Citrix
4 1413 (12.77%) Oracle
5 1066 (9.64%) Cisco
6 1027 (9.28%) HP
7 478 (4.32%) Red Hat
8 421 (3.81%) IBM
9 326 (2.95%) Symantec
10 320 (2.89%) Dell
11 315 (2.85%) NetApp
12 300 (2.71%) Apple
13 279 (2.52%) EMC
14 249 (2.25%) Intel Security
15 238 (2.15%) SAP
16 222 (2.01%) ServiceNow
17 195 (1.76%) CheckPoint
18 190 (1.72%) AppSense
19 169 (1.53%) Juniper
20 159 (1.44%) Lotus
Staines, Middlesex
Austin Fraser
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Durham, County Durham
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
TEKsystems
Rate: £110.00 - £120.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £130 - £160 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Etech Partners
Rate: Up to £28,000 per annum Pro Rata + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £14 - £19 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £230 - £235 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Durham, County Durham
Reed Technology
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Rate: £120 - £140 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £251 - £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £10 - £11.17 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £175 - £225 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £130 - £180 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £350 - £360 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Morden, Surrey
Candidate Source
Rate: £16.86 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
NCC Group
Rate: Up to £525 per day max
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
First Point
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: ££excellent
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £160 - £180 per day + opportunity to go permanent
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Lennon Wright
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Rate: £210 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Marcus Donald People
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