The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Nottingham region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 3 7
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 52 76 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 18.31% 18.81% 14.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 74.29% 71.70% 59.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 38 11
Average daily rate
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£320 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £242 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £418 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 10
Average hourly rate £13.25 £12.50 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -5.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £10.60 £12.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.37 £23.20 £17.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Nottingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
70 106 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 24.65% 26.24% 24.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 51 14
Average daily rate £325 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £245 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 10
Average hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £10.55 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.62 £23.48 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows
Nottinghamshire

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Nottingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Nottingham region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 August 2014, 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 56 (51.38%) Active Directory
2 40 (36.70%) Microsoft
2 40 (36.70%) Windows 7
3 38 (34.86%) Windows XP
4 26 (23.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (22.94%) MS Office
6 24 (22.02%) SQL
7 23 (21.10%) HP
8 22 (20.18%) VMware
9 21 (19.27%) MS Exchange
10 17 (15.60%) MS Excel
10 17 (15.60%) Cisco
11 16 (14.68%) Linux
12 15 (13.76%) .NET
13 14 (12.84%) VMware Infrastructure
13 14 (12.84%) Hyper-V
14 13 (11.93%) Exchange Server 2010
14 13 (11.93%) Windows Server 2012
14 13 (11.93%) ITIL
15 12 (11.01%) Oracle
15 12 (11.01%) C#
16 11 (10.09%) SQL Server
16 11 (10.09%) Citrix
16 11 (10.09%) Microsoft Certification
17 10 (9.17%) Windows Server 2003
18 9 (8.26%) Blackberry
18 9 (8.26%) SAN
18 9 (8.26%) SharePoint
18 9 (8.26%) Retail
18 9 (8.26%) SCCM

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 21 (19.27%) MS Exchange
2 13 (11.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (8.26%) SharePoint
4 7 (6.42%) Lync
5 4 (3.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.83%) NetWeaver
6 2 (1.83%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.92%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.92%) Liferay
7 1 (0.92%) Moodle
Applications
1 25 (22.94%) MS Office
2 17 (15.60%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.92%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.92%) CATIA
3 1 (0.92%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 2 (1.83%) SAP FI
1 2 (1.83%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (1.83%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.92%) Line 500
2 1 (0.92%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.92%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.67%) Office 365
2 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.83%) SaaS
3 2 (1.83%) PaaS
3 2 (1.83%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.26%) SAN
2 8 (7.34%) Firewall
3 6 (5.50%) VoIP
3 6 (5.50%) TCP/IP
4 5 (4.59%) Wireless
4 5 (4.59%) DHCP
4 5 (4.59%) DNS
5 4 (3.67%) WAN
6 3 (2.75%) VLAN
6 3 (2.75%) LAN
7 2 (1.83%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (1.83%) HTTP
7 2 (1.83%) VPN
7 2 (1.83%) HTTPS
7 2 (1.83%) Internet
7 2 (1.83%) DMZ
8 1 (0.92%) Network Security
8 1 (0.92%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.92%) Broadband
8 1 (0.92%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.09%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.59%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.67%) EDRMS
3 4 (3.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (3.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.83%) DB2
4 2 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.83%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.92%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.92%) MySQL
5 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.83%) MSI
3 1 (0.92%) ReSharper
3 1 (0.92%) Subversion
3 1 (0.92%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.92%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (0.92%) Moq
3 1 (0.92%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (8.26%) Retail
2 4 (3.67%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (1.83%) Legal
4 1 (0.92%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.92%) Finance
4 1 (0.92%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.92%) Games
Job Titles
1 27 (24.77%) Analyst
2 23 (21.10%) Support Engineer
3 16 (14.68%) 2nd Line Support
4 13 (11.93%) IT Support
5 11 (10.09%) IT Support Engineer
6 9 (8.26%) Architect
7 8 (7.34%) Help Desk Analyst
8 7 (6.42%) Developer
8 7 (6.42%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (6.42%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (5.50%) Desktop Support
9 6 (5.50%) Service Analyst
9 6 (5.50%) Rollout Engineer
9 6 (5.50%) Technical Analyst
9 6 (5.50%) Service Desk Analyst
10 4 (3.67%) 3rd Line Support
10 4 (3.67%) Support Analyst
10 4 (3.67%) Software Engineer
10 4 (3.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 3 (2.75%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (13.76%) .NET
2 8 (7.34%) WCF
3 7 (6.42%) ASP.NET
4 6 (5.50%) WPF
5 5 (4.59%) Web Services
5 5 (4.59%) HTML
6 4 (3.67%) XML
6 4 (3.67%) .NET Framework
7 3 (2.75%) WinForms
7 3 (2.75%) Middleware
7 3 (2.75%) CSS
8 2 (1.83%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (1.83%) HTML5
8 2 (1.83%) REST
8 2 (1.83%) XSD
8 2 (1.83%) JMS
8 2 (1.83%) WSDL
8 2 (1.83%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (1.83%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (1.83%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.26%) Blackberry
2 5 (4.59%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.67%) Mainframe
3 4 (3.67%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (2.75%) Clustering
5 2 (1.83%) iPad
5 2 (1.83%) Open Source
5 2 (1.83%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.83%) NHS
5 2 (1.83%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.92%) Online Games
6 1 (0.92%) PKI
6 1 (0.92%) Statistics
6 1 (0.92%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.92%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.92%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.92%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 40 (36.70%) Windows 7
2 38 (34.86%) Windows XP
3 26 (23.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (14.68%) Linux
5 13 (11.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (9.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (7.34%) UNIX
8 6 (5.50%) Windows 8
9 5 (4.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (2.75%) Windows Vista
10 3 (2.75%) AIX
10 3 (2.75%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.83%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.83%) Android
12 1 (0.92%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.92%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.92%) SUSE
12 1 (0.92%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.92%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (11.93%) ITIL
2 8 (7.34%) Software Engineering
3 5 (4.59%) Unit Testing
3 5 (4.59%) Migration
3 5 (4.59%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (4.59%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (4.59%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (3.67%) MVC
4 4 (3.67%) Scrum
4 4 (3.67%) TDD
5 3 (2.75%) Business Analysis
5 3 (2.75%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (2.75%) UML
5 3 (2.75%) OO
6 2 (1.83%) MVVM
6 2 (1.83%) Waterfall
6 2 (1.83%) Test Strategy
6 2 (1.83%) OOP
6 2 (1.83%) SOA
6 2 (1.83%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (22.02%) SQL
2 12 (11.01%) C#
3 3 (2.75%) PL/SQL
3 3 (2.75%) T-SQL
3 3 (2.75%) VB
3 3 (2.75%) VB.NET
3 3 (2.75%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.83%) Java
5 1 (0.92%) C++
5 1 (0.92%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (10.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (5.50%) MCP
2 6 (5.50%) MCSE
2 6 (5.50%) MCITP
3 5 (4.59%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.75%) MCDST
4 3 (2.75%) MCTS
4 3 (2.75%) MCSA
5 2 (1.83%) ISEB
5 2 (1.83%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.83%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (1.83%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.92%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.92%) Degree
6 1 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.92%) ISSAP
6 1 (0.92%) ISSEP
6 1 (0.92%) ISSMP
6 1 (0.92%) GIAC
6 1 (0.92%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.59%) QA
2 2 (1.83%) SLA
3 1 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 56 (51.38%) Active Directory
2 14 (12.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (12.84%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.75%) VMware ESX
3 3 (2.75%) vSphere
4 1 (0.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.92%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.92%) vCloud
4 1 (0.92%) XenApp
4 1 (0.92%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (8.26%) SCCM
2 4 (3.67%) SCOM
3 2 (1.83%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.92%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.92%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.92%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 40 (36.70%) Microsoft
2 23 (21.10%) HP
3 22 (20.18%) VMware
4 17 (15.60%) Cisco
5 12 (11.01%) Oracle
6 11 (10.09%) Citrix
7 8 (7.34%) SAP
8 6 (5.50%) IBM
9 5 (4.59%) Red Hat
9 5 (4.59%) Dell
10 3 (2.75%) Symantec
10 3 (2.75%) Software AG
11 2 (1.83%) MobileIron
11 2 (1.83%) ServiceNow
11 2 (1.83%) NetApp
11 2 (1.83%) Intel
11 2 (1.83%) Sophos
11 2 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
12 1 (0.92%) Serena
12 1 (0.92%) Websense
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