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 27 August 2015 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 6388 6794 6566
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.26% 13.33% 13.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.52% 58.54% 59.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3570 3651 3420
Average daily rate
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£345 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £150 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £516
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £314
% change year-on-year
+7.43% -3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 784 929 848
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £30.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.73% -
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
11302 11606 11057
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.69% 22.77% 22.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 6718 6693 6293
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £170 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 888 1004 971
Average hourly rate £16.84 £15.62 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.84% -5.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 27 August 2015.

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 27 August 2015.

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 27 August 2015. 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 -1 2519 £368 +2.29% 608
South East -2 1417 £338 +3.84% 446
North West -3 500 £300 - 198
East of England +1 497 £325 +1.56% 177
South West -1 442 £325 +8.33% 207
Yorkshire 0 404 £325 +18.18% 139
West Midlands -4 270 £350 +9.37% 99
East Midlands -4 182 £300 -5.51% 75
North East -5 127 £300 +15.38% 22
Midlands +2 10 £273 -27.33% 1
South Coast 0 2 - -
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 4630 (35.81%) Active Directory
2 4569 (35.33%) Microsoft
3 3411 (26.38%) VMware
4 3144 (24.31%) Windows 7
5 2897 (22.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 2492 (19.27%) Linux
7 2448 (18.93%) SQL
8 2172 (16.80%) ITIL
9 2106 (16.29%) SQL Server
10 2010 (15.54%) Windows Server 2012
11 1989 (15.38%) Citrix
12 1935 (14.96%) Finance
13 1928 (14.91%) MS Office
14 1867 (14.44%) Windows Server 2003
15 1744 (13.49%) VMware Infrastructure
16 1743 (13.48%) MS Excel
17 1596 (12.34%) MS Exchange
18 1488 (11.51%) Security Cleared
19 1467 (11.34%) Migration
20 1374 (10.63%) UNIX
21 1332 (10.30%) Oracle
22 1295 (10.01%) PowerShell
23 1287 (9.95%) DNS
24 1280 (9.90%) Windows XP
25 1271 (9.83%) Cisco
26 1203 (9.30%) SCCM
27 1196 (9.25%) .NET
28 1130 (8.74%) SAN
29 1110 (8.58%) Firewall
30 1026 (7.93%) HP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 1596 (12.34%) MS Exchange
2 972 (7.52%) IIS
3 800 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 782 (6.05%) SharePoint
5 453 (3.50%) Lync
6 341 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2007
7 328 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2013
8 252 (1.95%) WebSphere
9 251 (1.94%) Apache
10 242 (1.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 240 (1.86%) Tomcat
12 211 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2003
13 159 (1.23%) JBoss
14 155 (1.20%) WebLogic
15 146 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
16 141 (1.09%) IBM Notes
17 112 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
18 92 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
19 82 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
20 76 (0.59%) CMS
Applications
1 1928 (14.91%) MS Office
2 1743 (13.48%) MS Excel
3 168 (1.30%) MS Visio
4 141 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
5 117 (0.90%) MS Project
6 45 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
7 23 (0.18%) Photoshop
8 17 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 14 (0.11%) PaintShop Pro
10 13 (0.10%) Acrobat
11 12 (0.093%) InfoPath
12 9 (0.070%) Adobe Illustrator
13 8 (0.062%) Doxygen
14 7 (0.054%) Maya
15 6 (0.046%) InDesign
15 6 (0.046%) AutoCAD
16 5 (0.039%) PowerPivot
17 3 (0.023%) Vectorworks
17 3 (0.023%) OmniGraffle
18 2 (0.015%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 103 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 56 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
3 24 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 21 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
4 21 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
5 20 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
6 19 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
7 14 (0.11%) Maximo
8 13 (0.10%) RMDS
9 11 (0.085%) SAP CRM
10 9 (0.070%) BusinessWorks
11 8 (0.062%) Agresso
11 8 (0.062%) Adobe Campaign
11 8 (0.062%) Oracle EBS R12
11 8 (0.062%) ION MarketView
12 6 (0.046%) SAP ERP
12 6 (0.046%) Eikon
13 5 (0.039%) ResourceLink
13 5 (0.039%) Teamcenter
14 4 (0.031%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 583 (4.51%) Office 365
2 403 (3.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 353 (2.73%) Amazon AWS
4 83 (0.64%) IaaS
5 78 (0.60%) SaaS
6 57 (0.44%) PaaS
7 54 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
8 52 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
9 47 (0.36%) Google Apps
10 32 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
11 30 (0.23%) GitHub
12 22 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
12 22 (0.17%) Google App Engine
13 21 (0.16%) Google Analytics
14 18 (0.14%) Yammer
15 17 (0.13%) Amazon S3
16 14 (0.11%) Heroku
16 14 (0.11%) OneDrive
17 13 (0.10%) Mimecast
18 12 (0.093%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1287 (9.95%) DNS
2 1130 (8.74%) SAN
3 1110 (8.58%) Firewall
4 890 (6.88%) TCP/IP
5 881 (6.81%) DHCP
6 845 (6.53%) LAN
7 826 (6.39%) WAN
8 475 (3.67%) VPN
9 446 (3.45%) Internet
10 358 (2.77%) NAS
11 274 (2.12%) Wireless
12 264 (2.04%) VLAN
13 241 (1.86%) VoIP
14 222 (1.72%) Network Security
15 218 (1.69%) SSL
16 193 (1.49%) HTTP
17 183 (1.42%) LDAP
18 176 (1.36%) MPLS
19 135 (1.04%) NetScaler
20 123 (0.95%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2106 (16.29%) SQL Server
2 391 (3.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 356 (2.75%) Oracle Database
4 283 (2.19%) Relational Database
4 283 (2.19%) SQL Server 2012
5 273 (2.11%) MySQL
6 257 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 240 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 215 (1.66%) SQL Server 2005
9 154 (1.19%) DB2
10 150 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
11 119 (0.92%) RDBMS
12 116 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 111 (0.86%) MongoDB
14 107 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
15 105 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
16 79 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
17 65 (0.50%) Hadoop
17 65 (0.50%) Big Data
18 58 (0.45%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 313 (2.42%) Visual Studio
2 284 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 273 (2.11%) Jenkins
4 268 (2.07%) Git (software)
5 248 (1.92%) Subversion
6 209 (1.62%) JIRA
7 147 (1.14%) MSI
8 115 (0.89%) TeamCity
9 104 (0.80%) Maven
9 104 (0.80%) Ant
10 81 (0.63%) Eclipse
11 77 (0.60%) Selenium
12 76 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 76 (0.59%) NUnit
13 55 (0.43%) Cucumber
14 53 (0.41%) MSBuild
15 42 (0.32%) Gradle
16 39 (0.30%) Introscope
16 39 (0.30%) ClearCase
16 39 (0.30%) Mercurial
General
1 1935 (14.96%) Finance
2 693 (5.36%) Banking
3 291 (2.25%) Retail
4 281 (2.17%) Telecoms
5 268 (2.07%) Law
6 240 (1.86%) Legal
7 200 (1.55%) Investment Banking
8 149 (1.15%) Front Office
9 148 (1.14%) Back Office
10 129 (1.00%) Manufacturing
11 126 (0.97%) Marketing
12 124 (0.96%) Financial Institution
13 81 (0.63%) Publishing
14 61 (0.47%) Advertising
15 51 (0.39%) Local Government
16 48 (0.37%) French Language
17 46 (0.36%) Electronics
18 42 (0.32%) German Language
18 42 (0.32%) Military
19 41 (0.32%) Games
Job Titles
1 2290 (17.71%) Analyst
2 1187 (9.18%) Developer
3 1150 (8.89%) Support Engineer
4 917 (7.09%) Support Analyst
5 789 (6.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 772 (5.97%) Desktop Support
7 765 (5.92%) Architect
8 741 (5.73%) Administrator
9 740 (5.72%) 2nd Line Support
10 664 (5.13%) Service Analyst
11 650 (5.03%) Service Desk Analyst
12 591 (4.57%) Consultant
13 452 (3.50%) 3rd Line Support
14 447 (3.46%) Desktop Engineer
15 392 (3.03%) Project Manager
16 354 (2.74%) 1st Line Support
17 351 (2.71%) Systems Administrator
18 342 (2.64%) Server Engineer
19 306 (2.37%) Systems Engineer
20 289 (2.23%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1196 (9.25%) .NET
2 576 (4.45%) HTML
3 475 (3.67%) Web Services
4 454 (3.51%) XML
5 387 (2.99%) ASP.NET
6 354 (2.74%) CSS
7 289 (2.23%) Middleware
8 235 (1.82%) .NET Framework
9 202 (1.56%) jQuery
10 183 (1.42%) HTML5
11 170 (1.31%) WCF
12 168 (1.30%) Application Packaging
13 157 (1.21%) SOAP
14 155 (1.20%) J2EE
15 125 (0.97%) Ajax
16 121 (0.94%) WPF
17 99 (0.77%) AngularJS
18 96 (0.74%) ASP.NET MVC
19 91 (0.70%) WinForms
20 87 (0.67%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 871 (6.74%) Data Centre
2 746 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
3 578 (4.47%) Blackberry
4 436 (3.37%) Clustering
5 273 (2.11%) Management Information System
6 223 (1.72%) Client/Server
7 202 (1.56%) Replication
8 189 (1.46%) NHS
9 158 (1.22%) Computer Science
10 154 (1.19%) iPhone
11 143 (1.11%) iPad
12 138 (1.07%) PKI
13 133 (1.03%) Thin Client
13 133 (1.03%) Fat Client
14 121 (0.94%) User Experience
15 118 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
16 106 (0.82%) Mobile App
17 97 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
18 95 (0.73%) Mainframe
19 88 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 3144 (24.31%) Windows 7
2 2897 (22.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 2492 (19.27%) Linux
4 2010 (15.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 1867 (14.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 1374 (10.63%) UNIX
7 1280 (9.90%) Windows XP
8 671 (5.19%) Windows 8
9 455 (3.52%) Solaris
10 406 (3.14%) Android
11 398 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 302 (2.34%) AIX
13 295 (2.28%) Apple iOS
14 181 (1.40%) Mac OS X
15 130 (1.01%) Windows Vista
16 125 (0.97%) Windows 2000
17 121 (0.94%) Windows 2000 Server
18 110 (0.85%) Windows Phone
19 106 (0.82%) CentOS
20 88 (0.68%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2172 (16.80%) ITIL
2 1467 (11.34%) Migration
3 867 (6.70%) Agile Software Development
4 650 (5.03%) Project Management
5 491 (3.80%) Change Management
6 468 (3.62%) Configuration Management
7 450 (3.48%) Incident Management
8 430 (3.33%) Service Management
9 406 (3.14%) DevOps
10 372 (2.88%) Disaster Recovery
11 356 (2.75%) Service Delivery
12 346 (2.68%) Continuous Integration
13 326 (2.52%) PRINCE2
14 311 (2.41%) Scrum
15 298 (2.30%) Stakeholder Management
16 281 (2.17%) Load Balancing
17 270 (2.09%) Problem Management
17 270 (2.09%) SDLC
18 266 (2.06%) OO
19 260 (2.01%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2448 (18.93%) SQL
2 1295 (10.01%) PowerShell
3 952 (7.36%) C#
4 820 (6.34%) Java
5 602 (4.66%) JavaScript
6 479 (3.70%) C++
7 453 (3.50%) Perl
8 426 (3.29%) Python
9 356 (2.75%) VB
10 324 (2.51%) VBScript
11 286 (2.21%) Shell Script
12 281 (2.17%) T-SQL
13 248 (1.92%) C
14 232 (1.79%) Bash Shell
15 130 (1.01%) PHP
16 123 (0.95%) PL/SQL
17 122 (0.94%) VB.NET
17 122 (0.94%) Ruby
18 101 (0.78%) VBA
19 66 (0.51%) Korn
Qualifications
1 1488 (11.51%) Security Cleared
2 954 (7.38%) SC Cleared
3 944 (7.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 567 (4.38%) MCSE
5 502 (3.88%) Degree
6 411 (3.18%) Cisco Certification
7 340 (2.63%) DV Cleared
8 300 (2.32%) CCNA
9 239 (1.85%) MCSA
10 238 (1.84%) MCP
11 229 (1.77%) MCITP
12 205 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 160 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
14 138 (1.07%) CCNP
15 96 (0.74%) CISSP
16 84 (0.65%) Citrix Certification
17 81 (0.63%) MCTS
18 79 (0.61%) ISEB
19 71 (0.55%) PMI Certification
20 69 (0.53%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 564 (4.36%) SLA
2 297 (2.30%) QA
3 86 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 57 (0.44%) PCI DSS
5 35 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 19 (0.15%) ISO 9001
7 14 (0.11%) COBIT
8 12 (0.093%) Data Quality
9 9 (0.070%) JSP 440
10 5 (0.039%) ISO 9000
11 4 (0.031%) COSO
11 4 (0.031%) P3O
12 3 (0.023%) GxP
13 2 (0.015%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 2 (0.015%) TickIT
13 2 (0.015%) ISO/IEC 14443
13 2 (0.015%) HL7
13 2 (0.015%) Solvency II
13 2 (0.015%) PMBOK
14 1 (0.008%) Basel III
System Software
1 4630 (35.81%) Active Directory
2 1744 (13.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 699 (5.41%) XenApp
4 698 (5.40%) Hyper-V
5 672 (5.20%) vSphere
6 387 (2.99%) VMware ESX
7 357 (2.76%) Microsoft App-V
8 286 (2.21%) XenDesktop
9 276 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
10 116 (0.90%) Terminal Services
11 111 (0.86%) XenServer
12 98 (0.76%) NFS
12 98 (0.76%) vCloud
13 83 (0.64%) Xen
14 68 (0.53%) VMware Server
15 59 (0.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 58 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 56 (0.43%) ISA Server
18 51 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
19 36 (0.28%) Samba
Systems Management
1 1203 (9.30%) SCCM
2 388 (3.00%) SCOM
3 318 (2.46%) Puppet
4 192 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
5 177 (1.37%) Tivoli
6 158 (1.22%) WSUS
7 144 (1.11%) Backup Exec
8 121 (0.94%) NetBackup
9 96 (0.74%) Nagios
10 89 (0.69%) BladeLogic
11 82 (0.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 76 (0.59%) AirWatch
13 68 (0.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 67 (0.52%) Ansible
15 65 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
16 61 (0.47%) Vagrant
17 54 (0.42%) Control-M
18 53 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 53 (0.41%) SCOrch
19 48 (0.37%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 4569 (35.33%) Microsoft
2 3411 (26.38%) VMware
3 1989 (15.38%) Citrix
4 1332 (10.30%) Oracle
5 1271 (9.83%) Cisco
6 1026 (7.93%) HP
7 517 (4.00%) IBM
8 481 (3.72%) Red Hat
9 478 (3.70%) NetApp
10 364 (2.81%) Symantec
11 349 (2.70%) Dell
12 316 (2.44%) EMC
13 264 (2.04%) CheckPoint
14 257 (1.99%) Apple
15 222 (1.72%) McAfee
16 219 (1.69%) Remedy
17 182 (1.41%) Juniper
18 171 (1.32%) F5
19 169 (1.31%) SAP
19 169 (1.31%) AppSense
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