Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows
England > East Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 11 7
Rank change year-on-year +6 -4 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 476 306 409
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 14.94% 9.42% 12.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 69.49% 57.95% 66.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 180 166
East Midlands median daily rate £300 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £164 £110 £144
90th Percentile £500 £625 £475
England median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 69 99
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.20 £13.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.19% +12.50% -7.69%
10th Percentile £10.29 £8.69 £9.90
90th Percentile £30.69 £20.69 £19.08
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.25 £15.75
% change year-on-year +4.92% -3.17% +5.00%

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 685 528 617
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 21.49% 16.25% 19.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 412 303 282
East Midlands median daily rate £325 £375 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +11.94% +3.08%
10th Percentile £188 £132 £164
90th Percentile £500 £538 £475
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 68 105
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.20 £13.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.19% +8.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £10.29 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £30.58 £21.80 £19.08
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in the East Midlands

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in the East Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in the East Midlands

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in the East Midlands

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in the East Midlands

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in the East Midlands

Windows
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicestershire +9 145 £280 +8.74% 20
Nottinghamshire +24 125 £360 -7.10% 29
Derbyshire +5 98 £250 -20.00% 20
Northamptonshire 0 65 £325 +17.65% 12
Lincolnshire +3 55 £213 -76.39% 5
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for Windows.

1 174 (36.55%) Active Directory
2 162 (34.03%) Microsoft
3 133 (27.94%) Windows Server
4 109 (22.90%) Linux
5 92 (19.33%) VMware
6 87 (18.28%) Windows 10
7 84 (17.65%) Windows 7
8 80 (16.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 79 (16.60%) SQL Server
10 73 (15.34%) Microsoft Azure
11 71 (14.92%) SQL
12 69 (14.50%) Microsoft Office
13 66 (13.87%) ITIL
13 66 (13.87%) Migration
13 66 (13.87%) Windows Server 2008
14 64 (13.45%) DevOps
15 54 (11.34%) SCCM
16 53 (11.13%) PowerShell
16 53 (11.13%) SAN
16 53 (11.13%) Office 365
17 50 (10.50%) .NET
18 49 (10.29%) Hyper-V
18 49 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
19 48 (10.08%) Agile Software Development
19 48 (10.08%) DNS
20 46 (9.66%) Cisco
20 46 (9.66%) TCP/IP
20 46 (9.66%) Unix
21 45 (9.45%) HP
22 41 (8.61%) Security Cleared

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 35 (7.35%) MS Exchange
2 26 (5.46%) IIS
3 17 (3.57%) SharePoint
4 15 (3.15%) Skype for Business
5 10 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (1.89%) Tomcat
7 8 (1.68%) Apache
8 7 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (1.05%) JBoss
10 5 (1.05%) MQSeries
11 4 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.63%) iPlanet
12 3 (0.63%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.63%) Oracle Application Server
12 3 (0.63%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.63%) WebLogic Portal
13 2 (0.42%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 69 (14.50%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (1.68%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.63%) Doxygen
5 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.26%) Oracle 11i
2 3 (0.63%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 73 (15.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 53 (11.13%) Office 365
3 28 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.26%) G Suite
4 6 (1.26%) PaaS
5 5 (1.05%) IaaS
6 4 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.84%) SaaS
7 2 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.42%) Dropbox
7 2 (0.42%) GitHub
8 1 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.21%) Google Drive
8 1 (0.21%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.21%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 53 (11.13%) SAN
2 48 (10.08%) DNS
3 46 (9.66%) TCP/IP
4 37 (7.77%) LAN
5 33 (6.93%) WAN
6 29 (6.09%) Firewall
7 23 (4.83%) Internet
7 23 (4.83%) LDAP
8 21 (4.41%) NAS
9 19 (3.99%) IPsec
9 19 (3.99%) Kerberos
10 17 (3.57%) DHCP
10 17 (3.57%) Wireless
11 16 (3.36%) Skype
12 13 (2.73%) DSL
13 12 (2.52%) VLAN
14 10 (2.10%) Wi-Fi
15 9 (1.89%) VoIP
16 8 (1.68%) VPN
17 7 (1.47%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (16.60%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.78%) MySQL
3 15 (3.15%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (2.31%) MongoDB
4 11 (2.31%) Relational Database
4 11 (2.31%) SQL Server 2005
5 10 (2.10%) Oracle Reports
6 9 (1.89%) Oracle Database
7 8 (1.68%) Crystal Reports
7 8 (1.68%) NoSQL
7 8 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (1.47%) Oracle Database 10g
9 6 (1.26%) CouchDB
10 3 (0.63%) SQLite
11 2 (0.42%) DB2
11 2 (0.42%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.42%) SAP HANA
11 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 28 (5.88%) Jenkins
2 26 (5.46%) Git (software)
3 16 (3.36%) TeamCity
4 9 (1.89%) Subversion
5 5 (1.05%) NUnit
6 4 (0.84%) Burp Suite
6 4 (0.84%) JIRA
6 4 (0.84%) MSI
6 4 (0.84%) Protractor
6 4 (0.84%) Selenium
7 3 (0.63%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.42%) NuGet
8 2 (0.42%) ReSharper
8 2 (0.42%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.42%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.42%) WebDriver
8 2 (0.42%) Xcode
8 2 (0.42%) YouTrack
9 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 37 (7.77%) Finance
2 19 (3.99%) Retail
3 18 (3.78%) Manufacturing
4 9 (1.89%) Publishing
5 6 (1.26%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.05%) Spanish Language
7 4 (0.84%) Electronics
7 4 (0.84%) Marketing
8 3 (0.63%) Automotive
9 2 (0.42%) Avionics
9 2 (0.42%) Banking
9 2 (0.42%) Military
10 1 (0.21%) Advertising
10 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 90 (18.91%) Analyst
2 42 (8.82%) Support Engineer
3 40 (8.40%) Developer
4 39 (8.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 36 (7.56%) Architect
6 32 (6.72%) Service Analyst
7 31 (6.51%) Service Desk Analyst
8 30 (6.30%) Support Analyst
9 28 (5.88%) Desktop Support
10 27 (5.67%) DevOps Engineer
11 26 (5.46%) Applications Support
12 21 (4.41%) Desktop Engineer
13 20 (4.20%) Administrator
13 20 (4.20%) Azure Architect
14 19 (3.99%) Consultant
14 19 (3.99%) Wintel Engineer
15 18 (3.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 18 (3.78%) IT Support
16 16 (3.36%) IT Analyst
16 16 (3.36%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (10.50%) .NET
2 16 (3.36%) HTML
3 14 (2.94%) Node.js
4 12 (2.52%) CSS
4 12 (2.52%) RESTful
5 10 (2.10%) AngularJS
5 10 (2.10%) ASP.NET Web API
5 10 (2.10%) HTML5
6 8 (1.68%) KnockoutJS
7 7 (1.47%) Middleware
7 7 (1.47%) Web Services
8 6 (1.26%) ASP.NET
8 6 (1.26%) Aurelia
8 6 (1.26%) XML
9 5 (1.05%) jQuery
9 5 (1.05%) Sass
9 5 (1.05%) X-Windows
10 4 (0.84%) .NET Core
11 3 (0.63%) CSS3
11 3 (0.63%) QML
Miscellaneous
1 49 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (8.61%) Data Centre
3 23 (4.83%) Computer Science
4 21 (4.41%) PKI
5 15 (3.15%) Driving Licence
6 13 (2.73%) Life Science
7 11 (2.31%) Clustering
8 8 (1.68%) HP Storage
8 8 (1.68%) Replication
8 8 (1.68%) Smartphone
9 7 (1.47%) Fat Client
9 7 (1.47%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.47%) NHS
9 7 (1.47%) Thin Client
9 7 (1.47%) Virtual Team
10 6 (1.26%) EMC VMAX
10 6 (1.26%) EMC VNX
11 5 (1.05%) User Experience
12 4 (0.84%) EPoS
12 4 (0.84%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 133 (27.94%) Windows Server
2 109 (22.90%) Linux
3 87 (18.28%) Windows 10
4 84 (17.65%) Windows 7
5 80 (16.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 66 (13.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 46 (9.66%) Unix
8 26 (5.46%) Windows 8
9 25 (5.25%) Windows Server 2003
10 23 (4.83%) Android
11 21 (4.41%) Apple iOS
12 15 (3.15%) Windows XP
13 9 (1.89%) HPUX
14 7 (1.47%) AIX
15 6 (1.26%) Solaris
16 4 (0.84%) Windows Mobile
17 3 (0.63%) Ubuntu
18 2 (0.42%) Mac OS X
18 2 (0.42%) SUSE
18 2 (0.42%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (13.87%) ITIL
1 66 (13.87%) Migration
2 64 (13.45%) DevOps
3 48 (10.08%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (5.88%) Configuration Management
5 27 (5.67%) Project Management
5 27 (5.67%) Server Virtualisation
6 24 (5.04%) Scrum
7 23 (4.83%) Information Security
8 22 (4.62%) Incident Management
9 20 (4.20%) Service Management
10 18 (3.78%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (3.78%) E-Commerce
10 18 (3.78%) Risk Management
11 16 (3.36%) ITSM
12 14 (2.94%) Business Analysis
12 14 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
12 14 (2.94%) PRINCE2
13 13 (2.73%) Time Management
14 12 (2.52%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 71 (14.92%) SQL
2 53 (11.13%) PowerShell
3 36 (7.56%) C#
4 19 (3.99%) Bash Shell
5 18 (3.78%) JavaScript
6 11 (2.31%) TypeScript
7 10 (2.10%) Java
7 10 (2.10%) PHP
8 8 (1.68%) C
9 7 (1.47%) C++
9 7 (1.47%) PL/SQL
9 7 (1.47%) Python
9 7 (1.47%) VBScript
10 4 (0.84%) Ruby
11 3 (0.63%) ES6
11 3 (0.63%) Perl
11 3 (0.63%) VB
12 2 (0.42%) Apple Swift
12 2 (0.42%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.42%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 41 (8.61%) Security Cleared
2 36 (7.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 33 (6.93%) Degree
4 27 (5.67%) SC Cleared
5 26 (5.46%) MCSE
6 23 (4.83%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (3.99%) CCNA
8 18 (3.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 16 (3.36%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (2.31%) MCSA
11 8 (1.68%) CCNP
12 4 (0.84%) VCAP
13 3 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (0.63%) CCIE
13 3 (0.63%) MCITP
14 2 (0.42%) Computer Science Degree
14 2 (0.42%) DBS Check
14 2 (0.42%) DV Cleared
14 2 (0.42%) MCP
14 2 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.78%) HIPAA
1 18 (3.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 17 (3.57%) Actionable Recommendations
3 16 (3.36%) SLA
4 6 (1.26%) QA
5 4 (0.84%) GDPR
6 2 (0.42%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.42%) MIL-STD-1553
7 1 (0.21%) JTAG
7 1 (0.21%) MISRA
7 1 (0.21%) TickIT
System Software
1 174 (36.55%) Active Directory
2 49 (10.29%) Hyper-V
3 39 (8.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (6.93%) Docker
5 23 (4.83%) Virtual Machines
6 18 (3.78%) vSphere
7 7 (1.47%) XenApp
8 4 (0.84%) Firmware
8 4 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.63%) BitLocker
9 3 (0.63%) KVM
9 3 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.63%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.63%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 3 (0.63%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.21%) Samba
11 1 (0.21%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 54 (11.34%) SCCM
2 13 (2.73%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (1.89%) SCOM
4 7 (1.47%) AirWatch
5 6 (1.26%) EMC VPLEX
5 6 (1.26%) Puppet
5 6 (1.26%) SCVMM
5 6 (1.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (1.05%) Ansible
7 4 (0.84%) Cisco Prime
7 4 (0.84%) Docker Swarm
7 4 (0.84%) Galera Cluster
7 4 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (0.63%) Kubernetes
8 3 (0.63%) OpenView
8 3 (0.63%) Terraform
9 2 (0.42%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.21%) Mesos
10 1 (0.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 1 (0.21%) OVSD
Vendors
1 162 (34.03%) Microsoft
2 92 (19.33%) VMware
3 46 (9.66%) Cisco
4 45 (9.45%) HP
5 37 (7.77%) Oracle
6 34 (7.14%) Citrix
7 20 (4.20%) NetApp
8 15 (3.15%) Dell
9 11 (2.31%) 3PAR
10 10 (2.10%) SAP
11 7 (1.47%) EMC
11 7 (1.47%) Google
12 6 (1.26%) Apple
13 5 (1.05%) Red Hat
14 4 (0.84%) Atlassian
14 4 (0.84%) CheckPoint
14 4 (0.84%) F5
14 4 (0.84%) Qualys
14 4 (0.84%) SolarWinds
14 4 (0.84%) Sun