The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Nottingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 14 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 25 9 7
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 28 36 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 6.13% 10.26% 15.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.33% 37.50% 73.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 8
Average daily rate £255 £325 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.53% +1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £211 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 8
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +12.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.85 £12.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £17.85 £17.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
Windows
Nottinghamshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Nottingham region.

Operating Systems Category
Nottingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
84 96 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 18.38% 27.35% 20.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 46 17
Average daily rate £275 £328 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.03% +0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £225 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £425 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 8
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.80 £12.70 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £18.15 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.18
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.40%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Nottingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Nottingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Nottingham

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Nottingham region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Nottingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Nottingham region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Nottingham

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Nottingham 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 50 (64.10%) Active Directory
2 37 (47.44%) Microsoft
3 34 (43.59%) VMware
4 31 (39.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (33.33%) Windows Server
6 22 (28.21%) Windows XP
7 21 (26.92%) SQL
8 20 (25.64%) Cisco
9 19 (24.36%) MS Excel
10 18 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
11 17 (21.79%) Windows 7
11 17 (21.79%) MS Office
12 16 (20.51%) Linux
12 16 (20.51%) Citrix
12 16 (20.51%) Disaster Recovery
13 15 (19.23%) MS Exchange
13 15 (19.23%) Oracle
13 15 (19.23%) SQL Server
14 14 (17.95%) SAN
15 12 (15.38%) vSphere
15 12 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
15 12 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
15 12 (15.38%) TCP/IP
16 11 (14.10%) DHCP
16 11 (14.10%) Firewall
16 11 (14.10%) Agile Software Development
17 10 (12.82%) Office 365
17 10 (12.82%) Red Hat
17 10 (12.82%) Java
17 10 (12.82%) Unix

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Nottingham 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 15 (19.23%) MS Exchange
2 7 (8.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (6.41%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (6.41%) IIS
4 3 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (3.85%) JBoss
4 3 (3.85%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.28%) Apache
5 1 (1.28%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.28%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 19 (24.36%) MS Excel
2 17 (21.79%) MS Office
3 1 (1.28%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 3 (3.85%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.28%) Advent Geneva
2 1 (1.28%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.82%) Office 365
2 1 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (17.95%) SAN
2 12 (15.38%) TCP/IP
3 11 (14.10%) DHCP
3 11 (14.10%) Firewall
4 7 (8.97%) DNS
5 5 (6.41%) VoIP
5 5 (6.41%) Wireless
6 4 (5.13%) Converged Networks
6 4 (5.13%) Network Security
6 4 (5.13%) VPN
7 3 (3.85%) LAN
7 3 (3.85%) WAN
8 2 (2.56%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (2.56%) iSCSI
8 2 (2.56%) LDAP
8 2 (2.56%) SMTP
9 1 (1.28%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (1.28%) NAS
9 1 (1.28%) NetScaler
9 1 (1.28%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.26%) Relational Database
3 6 (7.69%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (6.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (3.85%) DB2
5 3 (3.85%) MySQL
5 3 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (2.56%) DTS
6 2 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.28%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (6.41%) Retail
3 4 (5.13%) Finance
4 1 (1.28%) Law
4 1 (1.28%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (20.51%) Support Engineer
2 14 (17.95%) 2nd Line Support
3 13 (16.67%) IT Support
4 9 (11.54%) Architect
4 9 (11.54%) Solutions Architect
5 8 (10.26%) 3rd Line Support
5 8 (10.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 8 (10.26%) Analyst
6 7 (8.97%) Desktop Support
7 5 (6.41%) 1st Line Support
7 5 (6.41%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 5 (6.41%) Deployment Engineer
7 5 (6.41%) VMware Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
8 4 (5.13%) IT Analyst
8 4 (5.13%) IT Support Technician
8 4 (5.13%) IT Technician
8 4 (5.13%) SAN Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) SAN Support
8 4 (5.13%) VMware Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.26%) Web Services
2 7 (8.97%) .NET
3 3 (3.85%) Middleware
4 1 (1.28%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.28%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.28%) CSS
4 1 (1.28%) HTML
4 1 (1.28%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.26%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.69%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.85%) Public Cloud
3 3 (3.85%) Web 2.0
4 2 (2.56%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.28%) Clustering
5 1 (1.28%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.28%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.28%) Replication
5 1 (1.28%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.28%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 31 (39.74%) Windows Server 2008
2 26 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 22 (28.21%) Windows XP
4 17 (21.79%) Windows 7
5 16 (20.51%) Linux
6 12 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (12.82%) Unix
8 7 (8.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (5.13%) Windows 8
10 3 (3.85%) AIX
10 3 (3.85%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (2.56%) Windows 2000
12 1 (1.28%) Android
12 1 (1.28%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.28%) Solaris
12 1 (1.28%) SUSE
12 1 (1.28%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (1.28%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (20.51%) Disaster Recovery
2 11 (14.10%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (11.54%) ITIL
3 9 (11.54%) TOGAF
4 7 (8.97%) Configuration Management
5 6 (7.69%) ArchiMate
5 6 (7.69%) CRM
5 6 (7.69%) Data Security
5 6 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
5 6 (7.69%) Migration
5 6 (7.69%) OO
5 6 (7.69%) Release Management
5 6 (7.69%) UML
5 6 (7.69%) Web Design
6 5 (6.41%) SDLC
7 4 (5.13%) ERP
7 4 (5.13%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (3.85%) RAD
8 3 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (3.85%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 21 (26.92%) SQL
2 10 (12.82%) Java
3 2 (2.56%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.56%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.28%) C#
4 1 (1.28%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.28%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.28%) VBA
4 1 (1.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (6.41%) CCNA
1 5 (6.41%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (2.56%) CCNP
3 2 (2.56%) DBS Check
3 2 (2.56%) ISEB
3 2 (2.56%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.56%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.56%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.28%) Degree
4 1 (1.28%) HND
4 1 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.85%) COBIT
1 3 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 50 (64.10%) Active Directory
2 18 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (15.38%) vSphere
4 6 (7.69%) Hyper-V
5 3 (3.85%) VMware ESX
5 3 (3.85%) XenApp
6 1 (1.28%) Firmware
6 1 (1.28%) NFS
6 1 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (10.26%) SCCM
2 5 (6.41%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.56%) SCOM
4 1 (1.28%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.28%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 37 (47.44%) Microsoft
2 34 (43.59%) VMware
3 20 (25.64%) Cisco
4 16 (20.51%) Citrix
5 15 (19.23%) Oracle
6 10 (12.82%) Red Hat
7 8 (10.26%) NetApp
8 7 (8.97%) HP
9 6 (7.69%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (7.69%) SAP
10 5 (6.41%) Dell
10 5 (6.41%) EMC
11 4 (5.13%) Symantec
12 3 (3.85%) Apple
12 3 (3.85%) IBM
12 3 (3.85%) Juniper
13 2 (2.56%) CheckPoint
13 2 (2.56%) MobileIron
14 1 (1.28%) Becrypt
14 1 (1.28%) WorldPay