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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 5402 6180 6202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 11.45% 13.12% 13.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.66% 57.47% 61.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 3130 3363 3104
Average daily rate £340 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £150 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 579 778 835
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.54 £10.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £32.00 £28.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -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
10068 10753 10166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.34% 22.84% 22.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6175 6265 5621
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 727 875 941
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £15.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.29% +1.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £36.25 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 12 February 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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the England region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -3 2097 £375 - 639
South East -2 1224 £350 +7.69% 514
North West +1 435 £325 -4.05% 176
South West 0 384 £310 -6.06% 151
East of England -2 359 £300 - 160
Yorkshire +1 331 £300 -4.68% 144
West Midlands -3 290 £375 +36.36% 135
East Midlands -2 209 £293 +2.63% 64
North East -13 72 £295 +7.27% 25
Midlands -6 8 £500 +25.00% 1
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 4193 (36.44%) Active Directory
2 3891 (33.81%) Microsoft
3 3577 (31.08%) Windows Server
4 2705 (23.51%) Windows 7
5 2682 (23.31%) VMware
6 2528 (21.97%) Linux
7 2166 (18.82%) SQL
8 2026 (17.61%) Windows Server 2008
9 2006 (17.43%) Finance
10 1932 (16.79%) SQL Server
11 1833 (15.93%) ITIL
12 1714 (14.89%) MS Office
13 1646 (14.30%) Windows Server 2012
14 1551 (13.48%) Citrix
15 1514 (13.16%) MS Excel
16 1507 (13.10%) VMware Infrastructure
17 1481 (12.87%) Unix
18 1304 (11.33%) Security Cleared
19 1254 (10.90%) Windows Server 2003
20 1219 (10.59%) Migration
21 1216 (10.57%) Oracle
22 1202 (10.44%) MS Exchange
23 1167 (10.14%) .NET
24 1147 (9.97%) PowerShell
25 1057 (9.18%) SCCM
26 1041 (9.05%) Agile Software Development
27 1032 (8.97%) DNS
28 1018 (8.85%) Cisco
29 1011 (8.79%) Windows XP
30 1009 (8.77%) C#

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 1202 (10.44%) MS Exchange
2 690 (6.00%) IIS
3 559 (4.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 554 (4.81%) SharePoint
5 324 (2.82%) Skype for Business
6 269 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2013
7 231 (2.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 218 (1.89%) Tomcat
9 212 (1.84%) Apache
9 212 (1.84%) WebSphere
10 193 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2007
11 170 (1.48%) IBM Notes
12 144 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
13 140 (1.22%) WebLogic
14 136 (1.18%) JBoss
15 105 (0.91%) Node.js
16 97 (0.84%) Confluence
17 82 (0.71%) OpenStack
18 78 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
19 75 (0.65%) CMS
Applications
1 1714 (14.89%) MS Office
2 1514 (13.16%) MS Excel
3 143 (1.24%) MS Visio
4 121 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
5 76 (0.66%) MS Project
6 38 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
7 35 (0.30%) PaintShop Pro
8 28 (0.24%) Acrobat
9 18 (0.16%) Photoshop
10 16 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 14 (0.12%) AutoCAD
12 11 (0.096%) SOLIDWORKS
13 10 (0.087%) SPSS
14 6 (0.052%) Adobe After Effects
14 6 (0.052%) Adobe Premiere
15 5 (0.043%) HipChat
16 4 (0.035%) Final Cut Pro
16 4 (0.035%) QuarkXPress
16 4 (0.035%) Siemens NX
17 3 (0.026%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 134 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 48 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
3 29 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 23 (0.20%) Northgate Housing
5 22 (0.19%) Eikon
5 22 (0.19%) ION MarketView
6 17 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
7 16 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
8 14 (0.12%) Endur
8 14 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
8 14 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
9 12 (0.10%) Unit4 Business World
10 11 (0.096%) SAP R/3
11 9 (0.078%) BusinessWare
11 9 (0.078%) HFM
11 9 (0.078%) IntelliMatch
11 9 (0.078%) Maximo
12 8 (0.070%) Faxination
13 7 (0.061%) Hi Portfolio
13 7 (0.061%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 695 (6.04%) Office 365
2 427 (3.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 396 (3.44%) Amazon AWS
4 111 (0.96%) IaaS
5 87 (0.76%) SaaS
6 72 (0.63%) PaaS
7 52 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
7 52 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
8 37 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
9 34 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
10 32 (0.28%) Amazon S3
10 32 (0.28%) GitHub
10 32 (0.28%) Google Apps
10 32 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
11 25 (0.22%) Mimecast
11 25 (0.22%) Yammer
12 20 (0.17%) Google App Engine
13 18 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 17 (0.15%) OneDrive
15 12 (0.10%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 1032 (8.97%) DNS
2 930 (8.08%) Firewall
3 842 (7.32%) TCP/IP
4 727 (6.32%) SAN
5 680 (5.91%) DHCP
6 656 (5.70%) LAN
7 601 (5.22%) WAN
8 458 (3.98%) VPN
9 429 (3.73%) Internet
10 230 (2.00%) Wireless
11 224 (1.95%) VoIP
12 209 (1.82%) Network Security
13 200 (1.74%) HTTP
14 194 (1.69%) NAS
15 176 (1.53%) SSL
16 174 (1.51%) Remote Desktop
17 153 (1.33%) VLAN
18 152 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
19 139 (1.21%) NetScaler
20 136 (1.18%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1932 (16.79%) SQL Server
2 429 (3.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 316 (2.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 280 (2.43%) Oracle Database
5 272 (2.36%) Relational Database
6 214 (1.86%) SQL Server 2005
7 208 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 198 (1.72%) MySQL
9 171 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 157 (1.36%) MongoDB
11 148 (1.29%) DB2
12 125 (1.09%) Big Data
13 120 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
14 118 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
15 98 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
16 94 (0.82%) NoSQL
17 88 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 84 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
19 83 (0.72%) RDBMS
20 74 (0.64%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 373 (3.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 363 (3.15%) Jenkins
3 331 (2.88%) Git (software)
4 310 (2.69%) Visual Studio
5 223 (1.94%) JIRA
6 215 (1.87%) Subversion
7 121 (1.05%) Selenium
8 100 (0.87%) Maven
9 91 (0.79%) MSI
9 91 (0.79%) TeamCity
10 73 (0.63%) Cucumber
11 70 (0.61%) LoadRunner
12 63 (0.55%) Eclipse
13 62 (0.54%) HP UFT
14 61 (0.53%) NUnit
15 59 (0.51%) JMeter
16 49 (0.43%) Octopus Deploy
17 47 (0.41%) Vagrant
18 45 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 44 (0.38%) JUnit
General
1 2006 (17.43%) Finance
2 714 (6.20%) Banking
3 295 (2.56%) Telecoms
4 269 (2.34%) Retail
5 248 (2.16%) Legal
6 222 (1.93%) Law
7 189 (1.64%) Investment Banking
8 172 (1.49%) Front Office
9 163 (1.42%) Back Office
10 117 (1.02%) Manufacturing
11 113 (0.98%) Financial Institution
12 95 (0.83%) Marketing
13 90 (0.78%) Advertising
14 61 (0.53%) Games
15 53 (0.46%) Electronics
15 53 (0.46%) German Language
16 45 (0.39%) Local Government
16 45 (0.39%) Publishing
17 44 (0.38%) Billing
18 36 (0.31%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2081 (18.08%) Analyst
2 1234 (10.72%) Developer
3 1220 (10.60%) Support Engineer
4 777 (6.75%) Architect
5 740 (6.43%) Support Analyst
6 691 (6.00%) 2nd Line Support
7 685 (5.95%) Desktop Support
8 604 (5.25%) Service Analyst
9 592 (5.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 579 (5.03%) Windows Engineer
11 565 (4.91%) Service Desk Analyst
12 495 (4.30%) Consultant
13 464 (4.03%) Administrator
13 464 (4.03%) IT Support
14 409 (3.55%) Desktop Engineer
15 408 (3.55%) 3rd Line Support
16 403 (3.50%) .NET Developer
17 359 (3.12%) C# Developer
18 353 (3.07%) 1st Line Support
19 327 (2.84%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1167 (10.14%) .NET
2 489 (4.25%) HTML
3 484 (4.21%) Web Services
4 366 (3.18%) ASP.NET
5 358 (3.11%) XML
6 320 (2.78%) CSS
7 301 (2.62%) .NET Framework
8 248 (2.16%) jQuery
9 240 (2.09%) Middleware
10 213 (1.85%) HTML5
11 189 (1.64%) WCF
12 164 (1.43%) REST
13 158 (1.37%) AngularJS
14 155 (1.35%) JSON
15 147 (1.28%) WinForms
16 142 (1.23%) SOAP
17 138 (1.20%) WPF
18 119 (1.03%) J2EE
19 116 (1.01%) ASP.NET MVC
20 109 (0.95%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 843 (7.33%) Data Centre
2 701 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
3 552 (4.80%) Blackberry
4 318 (2.76%) Management Information System
5 308 (2.68%) Clustering
6 211 (1.83%) Computer Science
7 184 (1.60%) Replication
8 161 (1.40%) NHS
9 159 (1.38%) Driving Licence
10 132 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
11 131 (1.14%) User Experience
12 128 (1.11%) Mainframe
12 128 (1.11%) PKI
13 125 (1.09%) iPhone
14 115 (1.00%) Mobile App
15 114 (0.99%) Client/Server
16 105 (0.91%) iPad
17 93 (0.81%) Fat Client
17 93 (0.81%) Thin Client
18 92 (0.80%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 3577 (31.08%) Windows Server
2 2705 (23.51%) Windows 7
3 2528 (21.97%) Linux
4 2026 (17.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 1646 (14.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 1481 (12.87%) Unix
7 1254 (10.90%) Windows Server 2003
8 1011 (8.79%) Windows XP
9 694 (6.03%) Windows 8
10 368 (3.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 335 (2.91%) Android
12 334 (2.90%) Solaris
13 313 (2.72%) Apple iOS
14 286 (2.49%) AIX
15 242 (2.10%) Mac OS X
16 238 (2.07%) Windows 10
17 173 (1.50%) Windows Vista
18 92 (0.80%) CentOS
18 92 (0.80%) HPUX
19 85 (0.74%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1833 (15.93%) ITIL
2 1219 (10.59%) Migration
3 1041 (9.05%) Agile Software Development
4 531 (4.61%) Project Management
5 478 (4.15%) Change Management
6 467 (4.06%) DevOps
7 442 (3.84%) Service Management
8 401 (3.48%) Service Delivery
9 399 (3.47%) Configuration Management
10 379 (3.29%) Incident Management
11 369 (3.21%) Disaster Recovery
12 350 (3.04%) Continuous Integration
13 314 (2.73%) OO
14 287 (2.49%) MVC
15 286 (2.49%) Software Engineering
16 283 (2.46%) Problem Management
17 273 (2.37%) Scrum
18 267 (2.32%) SDLC
19 265 (2.30%) CRM
20 261 (2.27%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2166 (18.82%) SQL
2 1147 (9.97%) PowerShell
3 1009 (8.77%) C#
4 802 (6.97%) Java
5 631 (5.48%) JavaScript
6 477 (4.14%) Python
7 455 (3.95%) C++
8 390 (3.39%) Perl
9 311 (2.70%) C
10 276 (2.40%) Bash Shell
10 276 (2.40%) Shell Script
11 248 (2.16%) Ruby
12 214 (1.86%) T-SQL
13 206 (1.79%) VB
14 204 (1.77%) VBScript
15 146 (1.27%) VB.NET
16 131 (1.14%) PHP
17 115 (1.00%) VBA
18 81 (0.70%) PL/SQL
19 50 (0.43%) VC++
Qualifications
1 1304 (11.33%) Security Cleared
2 860 (7.47%) SC Cleared
3 678 (5.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 529 (4.60%) Degree
5 386 (3.35%) MCSE
6 332 (2.88%) Cisco Certification
7 270 (2.35%) DV Cleared
8 260 (2.26%) CCNA
9 183 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
9 183 (1.59%) MCP
10 168 (1.46%) CISSP
10 168 (1.46%) MCSA
11 144 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 115 (1.00%) MCITP
13 92 (0.80%) ISEB
14 87 (0.76%) CCNP
15 82 (0.71%) CISM
16 81 (0.70%) ISTQB
17 69 (0.60%) DBS Check
18 68 (0.59%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 483 (4.20%) SLA
2 251 (2.18%) QA
3 74 (0.64%) PCI DSS
4 64 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 61 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
6 45 (0.39%) Data Quality
7 15 (0.13%) COBIT
8 14 (0.12%) ISO27002
8 14 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 12 (0.10%) ISO 9001
10 11 (0.096%) JSP 440
11 8 (0.070%) HL7
12 7 (0.061%) SDET
13 6 (0.052%) WCAG
14 5 (0.043%) COSO
14 5 (0.043%) MISRA
14 5 (0.043%) SAS 70
15 3 (0.026%) HIPAA
15 3 (0.026%) ISO15022
15 3 (0.026%) ISO20022
System Software
1 4193 (36.44%) Active Directory
2 1507 (13.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 602 (5.23%) Hyper-V
4 461 (4.01%) vSphere
5 446 (3.88%) XenApp
6 257 (2.23%) XenDesktop
7 245 (2.13%) VMware ESX
8 229 (1.99%) Microsoft App-V
9 187 (1.62%) VMware ESXi
10 127 (1.10%) XenServer
11 79 (0.69%) vCloud
12 69 (0.60%) NFS
13 63 (0.55%) Docker
14 62 (0.54%) Terminal Services
15 51 (0.44%) BitLocker
16 49 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
16 49 (0.43%) Xen
17 43 (0.37%) Terminal Server
18 42 (0.36%) VMware Server
19 41 (0.36%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1057 (9.18%) SCCM
2 379 (3.29%) Puppet
3 309 (2.69%) SCOM
4 242 (2.10%) Opscode Chef
5 183 (1.59%) WSUS
6 133 (1.16%) Tivoli
7 114 (0.99%) Backup Exec
8 113 (0.98%) Nagios
9 111 (0.96%) NetBackup
10 98 (0.85%) Ansible
11 63 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
12 55 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
13 52 (0.45%) SCVMM
14 47 (0.41%) Control-M
14 47 (0.41%) ZABBIX
15 42 (0.36%) logstash
15 42 (0.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 41 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 39 (0.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
18 38 (0.33%) Salt
Vendors
1 3891 (33.81%) Microsoft
2 2682 (23.31%) VMware
3 1551 (13.48%) Citrix
4 1216 (10.57%) Oracle
5 1018 (8.85%) Cisco
6 861 (7.48%) HP
7 469 (4.08%) IBM
8 450 (3.91%) Red Hat
9 333 (2.89%) NetApp
10 307 (2.67%) EMC
11 287 (2.49%) Dell
12 235 (2.04%) Apple
13 226 (1.96%) Symantec
14 206 (1.79%) Remedy
15 202 (1.76%) SAP
16 181 (1.57%) Lotus
17 154 (1.34%) CheckPoint
18 151 (1.31%) Juniper
19 147 (1.28%) Intel Security
20 134 (1.16%) CA
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £650.00 - £680.00 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Computer People
Rate: £180.00 - £200.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per hour
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: £ Market Rates
Posted: 6 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Rate: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Spalding, Lincolnshire
The One Group
Rate: Market related
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates or excellent salary, 6 months initial contract
Posted: 6 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £150 - £160 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Essex
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £42k - 45k per year + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £280 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Lancashire
Connectus
Rate: £43 per hour
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 11 hours ago
Essex
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: on application
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Excellent Consultancy Rates
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 13 hours ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £220 - £225 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + on call allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Goole, North Humberside
Search Consultancy
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: Yesterday
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £260 - £400 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday