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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 6832 6589 6772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.02% 13.68% 12.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.50% 59.67% 59.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3732 3507 3215
Average daily rate
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£325 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £160 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £310 £312
% change year-on-year
-1.77% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 949 855 975
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £32.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -4.76%
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
11679 11042 11303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.26% 22.93% 21.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 6854 6361 5887
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £180 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1029 964 1147
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £37.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 2810 £360 -4.00% 759
South East -1 1521 £319 -1.92% 494
East of England -1 515 £330 +20.00% 180
North West 0 490 £305 -1.61% 195
South West -1 467 £275 -13.04% 182
West Midlands +1 363 £303 +0.83% 120
East Midlands 0 268 £318 +28.28% 66
Yorkshire -4 262 £275 - 152
North East -1 116 £265 +10.41% 33
Midlands -5 13 £400 +6.66% 2
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 4797 (35.10%) Microsoft
2 4795 (35.09%) Active Directory
3 4250 (31.10%) Windows 7
4 3152 (23.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 2808 (20.55%) VMware
6 2357 (17.25%) Windows XP
7 2337 (17.10%) MS Office
8 2278 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 2242 (16.41%) SQL
10 2221 (16.25%) Citrix
11 2177 (15.93%) ITIL
12 2095 (15.33%) Linux
13 2062 (15.09%) MS Excel
14 1911 (13.98%) Finance
15 1905 (13.94%) SQL Server
16 1872 (13.70%) MS Exchange
17 1482 (10.84%) UNIX
17 1482 (10.84%) Security Cleared
18 1427 (10.44%) VMware Infrastructure
19 1370 (10.02%) SCCM
20 1345 (9.84%) .NET
21 1310 (9.59%) Migration
22 1305 (9.55%) Oracle
23 1262 (9.23%) Windows Server 2012
24 1237 (9.05%) DNS
25 1220 (8.93%) Cisco
26 1177 (8.61%) HP
27 1119 (8.19%) C#
28 1094 (8.01%) Firewall
29 1065 (7.79%) SAN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 1872 (13.70%) MS Exchange
2 919 (6.72%) SharePoint
3 911 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 811 (5.93%) IIS
5 460 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2007
6 447 (3.27%) Exchange Server 2003
7 363 (2.66%) Lync
8 305 (2.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 283 (2.07%) Apache
10 261 (1.91%) IBM Notes
11 237 (1.73%) WebSphere
12 210 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
13 189 (1.38%) SharePoint 2010
14 183 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
15 174 (1.27%) Tomcat
16 158 (1.16%) WebLogic
17 126 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
18 98 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
19 79 (0.58%) CMS
20 64 (0.47%) Confluence
Applications
1 2337 (17.10%) MS Office
2 2062 (15.09%) MS Excel
3 178 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 148 (1.08%) MS Project
5 105 (0.77%) MS Visio
6 43 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
7 38 (0.28%) Photoshop
8 29 (0.21%) InfoPath
9 28 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
10 18 (0.13%) AutoCAD
11 14 (0.10%) Adobe Captivate
12 13 (0.095%) Acrobat
13 12 (0.088%) InDesign
13 12 (0.088%) Fireworks
14 8 (0.059%) Adobe After Effects
15 7 (0.051%) PaintShop Pro
16 6 (0.044%) RoboHelp
16 6 (0.044%) MicroStation
16 6 (0.044%) OmniGraffle
17 3 (0.022%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 112 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 84 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
3 61 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
4 27 (0.20%) assyst
5 20 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 19 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
7 18 (0.13%) Eikon
8 16 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
9 15 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
10 14 (0.10%) HFM
11 13 (0.095%) Remedy AR System
12 11 (0.080%) JDE EnterpriseOne
12 11 (0.080%) Summit
12 11 (0.080%) BusinessWorks
13 10 (0.073%) JDE OneWorld
14 9 (0.066%) Oracle Financials
14 9 (0.066%) TIBCO iProcess
15 8 (0.059%) Dynamics NAV
16 7 (0.051%) WebTrends
16 7 (0.051%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 302 (2.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 299 (2.19%) Office 365
3 151 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
4 75 (0.55%) SaaS
5 46 (0.34%) IaaS
6 40 (0.29%) Google Apps
7 33 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
8 30 (0.22%) PaaS
9 28 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
10 16 (0.12%) Amazon S3
10 16 (0.12%) GitHub
11 14 (0.10%) IBM SmartCloud
12 8 (0.059%) Amazon SQS
13 7 (0.051%) Google App Engine
14 6 (0.044%) CloudFront
14 6 (0.044%) Amazon ELB
15 3 (0.022%) SuccessFactors
16 2 (0.015%) OpenShift
16 2 (0.015%) Route 53
16 2 (0.015%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1237 (9.05%) DNS
2 1094 (8.01%) Firewall
3 1065 (7.79%) SAN
4 1035 (7.57%) TCP/IP
5 841 (6.15%) DHCP
6 826 (6.04%) LAN
7 763 (5.58%) WAN
8 544 (3.98%) VPN
9 426 (3.12%) Internet
10 256 (1.87%) VoIP
11 238 (1.74%) Wireless
12 219 (1.60%) NAS
13 213 (1.56%) LDAP
14 190 (1.39%) Network Security
15 188 (1.38%) HTTP
16 182 (1.33%) VLAN
17 168 (1.23%) SSL
18 145 (1.06%) FTP
19 138 (1.01%) NetScaler
20 126 (0.92%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1905 (13.94%) SQL Server
2 520 (3.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 334 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
4 314 (2.30%) Oracle Database
5 257 (1.88%) Relational Database
6 252 (1.84%) MySQL
7 220 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 186 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 175 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
10 123 (0.90%) RDBMS
11 109 (0.80%) DB2
12 101 (0.74%) SQL Server 2000
13 98 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
14 89 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
15 77 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
15 77 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 73 (0.53%) MS Access
17 71 (0.52%) NoSQL
18 67 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
19 65 (0.48%) DTS
Development Applications
1 360 (2.63%) Visual Studio
2 299 (2.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 234 (1.71%) MSI
4 196 (1.43%) Subversion
5 193 (1.41%) Git (software)
6 143 (1.05%) JIRA
7 118 (0.86%) TeamCity
8 114 (0.83%) Maven
9 79 (0.58%) Selenium
10 78 (0.57%) Jenkins
11 65 (0.48%) NUnit
12 61 (0.45%) JUnit
12 61 (0.45%) MSBuild
13 60 (0.44%) Eclipse
13 60 (0.44%) InstallShield
14 55 (0.40%) LoadRunner
15 54 (0.40%) QuickTest Pro
16 47 (0.34%) Ant
17 44 (0.32%) Gradle
17 44 (0.32%) Artifactory
General
1 1911 (13.98%) Finance
2 941 (6.89%) Banking
3 347 (2.54%) Telecoms
4 341 (2.50%) Investment Banking
5 269 (1.97%) Legal
6 259 (1.90%) Retail
7 213 (1.56%) Law
8 179 (1.31%) Back Office
9 171 (1.25%) Front Office
10 133 (0.97%) Financial Institution
11 131 (0.96%) Manufacturing
12 121 (0.89%) Marketing
13 109 (0.80%) Advertising
14 92 (0.67%) Publishing
15 58 (0.42%) French Language
16 52 (0.38%) Local Government
16 52 (0.38%) Military
17 47 (0.34%) Games
17 47 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
18 33 (0.24%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2610 (19.10%) Analyst
2 1397 (10.22%) Developer
3 1274 (9.32%) Support Engineer
4 1051 (7.69%) Support Analyst
5 830 (6.07%) 2nd Line Support
6 815 (5.96%) Desktop Support
7 710 (5.20%) Service Analyst
8 694 (5.08%) Service Desk Analyst
9 660 (4.83%) Consultant
10 634 (4.64%) Architect
11 600 (4.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 568 (4.16%) Administrator
13 494 (3.61%) Desktop Engineer
14 467 (3.42%) 1st Line Support
15 411 (3.01%) 3rd Line Support
16 409 (2.99%) Project Manager
17 325 (2.38%) IT Support
18 299 (2.19%) .NET Developer
19 298 (2.18%) Applications Support
20 285 (2.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1345 (9.84%) .NET
2 607 (4.44%) HTML
3 575 (4.21%) ASP.NET
4 566 (4.14%) Web Services
5 563 (4.12%) XML
6 384 (2.81%) CSS
7 346 (2.53%) WCF
8 298 (2.18%) .NET Framework
9 247 (1.81%) Application Packaging
10 246 (1.80%) Middleware
11 207 (1.51%) jQuery
12 187 (1.37%) HTML5
13 149 (1.09%) ASP.NET MVC
14 140 (1.02%) WPF
15 133 (0.97%) WinForms
16 126 (0.92%) XSLT
17 124 (0.91%) SOAP
18 121 (0.89%) JSP
19 115 (0.84%) Ajax
20 106 (0.78%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 892 (6.53%) Blackberry
2 749 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
3 455 (3.33%) Clustering
4 340 (2.49%) Management Information System
5 210 (1.54%) Replication
6 194 (1.42%) Computer Science
7 184 (1.35%) Fat Client
7 184 (1.35%) Thin Client
8 180 (1.32%) NHS
9 171 (1.25%) iPhone
10 137 (1.00%) Mobile App
11 135 (0.99%) iPad
11 135 (0.99%) PKI
12 128 (0.94%) Client/Server
13 114 (0.83%) Mainframe
13 114 (0.83%) Open Source
14 110 (0.80%) Fixed Income
15 102 (0.75%) Derivative
16 100 (0.73%) User Experience
17 99 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4250 (31.10%) Windows 7
2 3152 (23.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 2357 (17.25%) Windows XP
4 2278 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 2095 (15.33%) Linux
6 1482 (10.84%) UNIX
7 1262 (9.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 701 (5.13%) Windows 8
9 385 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 332 (2.43%) Solaris
11 295 (2.16%) Windows Vista
12 288 (2.11%) Android
13 271 (1.98%) Apple iOS
14 254 (1.86%) Windows 2000
15 234 (1.71%) AIX
16 165 (1.21%) Mac OS X
17 115 (0.84%) Windows 2000 Server
18 111 (0.81%) Windows Phone
19 110 (0.80%) Windows Mobile
20 92 (0.67%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2177 (15.93%) ITIL
2 1310 (9.59%) Migration
3 795 (5.82%) Agile Software Development
4 557 (4.08%) Project Management
5 480 (3.51%) Service Management
6 451 (3.30%) Incident Management
7 440 (3.22%) Change Management
8 387 (2.83%) Service Delivery
9 364 (2.66%) Disaster Recovery
10 363 (2.66%) Configuration Management
11 341 (2.50%) MVC
12 323 (2.36%) Workflow
13 312 (2.28%) PRINCE2
14 270 (1.98%) Scrum
15 268 (1.96%) OO
16 259 (1.90%) TDD
17 256 (1.87%) Stakeholder Management
18 246 (1.80%) DevOps
19 245 (1.79%) Software Engineering
20 231 (1.69%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2242 (16.41%) SQL
2 1119 (8.19%) C#
3 966 (7.07%) PowerShell
4 756 (5.53%) Java
5 599 (4.38%) JavaScript
6 403 (2.95%) C++
7 402 (2.94%) Perl
8 365 (2.67%) VB
9 355 (2.60%) VBScript
10 351 (2.57%) Python
11 325 (2.38%) C
12 306 (2.24%) T-SQL
13 248 (1.81%) Shell Script
14 158 (1.16%) VB.NET
15 141 (1.03%) Bash Shell
16 137 (1.00%) PHP
17 136 (1.00%) PL/SQL
18 134 (0.98%) Ruby
19 117 (0.86%) VBA
20 69 (0.50%) Korn
Qualifications
1 1482 (10.84%) Security Cleared
2 1037 (7.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 999 (7.31%) SC Cleared
4 590 (4.32%) MCSE
5 518 (3.79%) Degree
6 396 (2.90%) DV Cleared
7 332 (2.43%) MCP
8 291 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
9 272 (1.99%) MCITP
10 239 (1.75%) CCNA
11 196 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
12 174 (1.27%) MCSA
13 154 (1.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 131 (0.96%) MCTS
15 127 (0.93%) CISSP
16 117 (0.86%) CCNP
17 92 (0.67%) ISEB
18 90 (0.66%) ISTQB
19 79 (0.58%) Citrix Certification
20 68 (0.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 586 (4.29%) SLA
2 269 (1.97%) QA
3 87 (0.64%) PCI DSS
4 71 (0.52%) ISO 9001
5 60 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 54 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 13 (0.095%) COBIT
8 12 (0.088%) JSP 440
9 11 (0.080%) Data Quality
10 10 (0.073%) BS15000
11 6 (0.044%) GPG13
12 5 (0.037%) Basel III
13 4 (0.029%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 4 (0.029%) Dodd-Frank
13 4 (0.029%) ISO 14001
13 4 (0.029%) HL7
14 3 (0.022%) TickIT
14 3 (0.022%) BS7799
14 3 (0.022%) ISO 9000
15 2 (0.015%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 4795 (35.09%) Active Directory
2 1427 (10.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 728 (5.33%) XenApp
4 644 (4.71%) Hyper-V
5 568 (4.16%) vSphere
6 377 (2.76%) Microsoft App-V
7 353 (2.58%) VMware ESX
8 315 (2.30%) XenDesktop
9 209 (1.53%) XenServer
10 172 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
11 143 (1.05%) Terminal Services
12 101 (0.74%) NFS
13 78 (0.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 74 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
14 74 (0.54%) VMware Server
15 73 (0.53%) ISA Server
16 69 (0.50%) Xen
17 58 (0.42%) vCloud
18 50 (0.37%) UAG
19 41 (0.30%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 1370 (10.02%) SCCM
2 437 (3.20%) SCOM
3 233 (1.70%) Backup Exec
4 167 (1.22%) WSUS
5 162 (1.19%) NetBackup
6 147 (1.08%) Puppet
7 143 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
8 135 (0.99%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 125 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
10 123 (0.90%) Tivoli
11 100 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
12 88 (0.64%) HP SIM
13 84 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
14 81 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 59 (0.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 58 (0.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
17 57 (0.42%) ARCserve
17 57 (0.42%) WMI
18 55 (0.40%) Control-M
19 54 (0.40%) Nagios
Vendors
1 4797 (35.10%) Microsoft
2 2808 (20.55%) VMware
3 2221 (16.25%) Citrix
4 1305 (9.55%) Oracle
5 1220 (8.93%) Cisco
6 1177 (8.61%) HP
7 474 (3.47%) IBM
8 415 (3.04%) Red Hat
9 409 (2.99%) Symantec
10 370 (2.71%) NetApp
11 359 (2.63%) EMC
12 321 (2.35%) Dell
13 284 (2.08%) Lotus
14 270 (1.98%) Remedy
15 234 (1.71%) CheckPoint
16 220 (1.61%) Apple
16 220 (1.61%) McAfee
17 179 (1.31%) AppSense
18 174 (1.27%) SAP
19 173 (1.27%) Sybase
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