Period
to 24 May 2018

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 24 May 2018 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 7 6
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 428 385 385
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 14.67% 12.93% 12.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.12% 67.19% 61.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 258 206
East Midlands median daily rate £340 £300 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -16.38% +19.58%
10th Percentile £126 £128 £119
90th Percentile £496 £529 £656
England median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 61 69
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.86 £14.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% - +3.57%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.00 £9.75
90th Percentile £17.50 £52.50 £20.00
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year +4.92% -1.61% -0.70%

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 689 573 627
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 23.62% 19.24% 19.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 414 334 312
East Midlands median daily rate £375 £325 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -11.86% +11.32%
10th Percentile £178 £135 £180
90th Percentile £525 £498 £538
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 64 66
East Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 £14.35 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.98% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.00 £9.75
90th Percentile £19.64 £52.50 £35.63
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year +3.97% -0.99% +5.20%

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 24 May 2018.

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 24 May 2018.

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 24 May 2018. 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
Derbyshire +3 113 £394 +60.71% 33
Nottinghamshire +10 112 £400 +14.29% 42
Leicestershire +3 86 £300 - 41
Northamptonshire -5 72 £300 - 27
Lincolnshire +2 23 £258 -20.77% 17
Rutland - 7 £375 -
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for Windows.

1 153 (35.75%) Active Directory
2 150 (35.05%) Microsoft
3 119 (27.80%) Windows Server
4 117 (27.34%) Windows 10
5 99 (23.13%) Linux
6 93 (21.73%) Windows 7
7 76 (17.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 73 (17.06%) PowerShell
8 73 (17.06%) Microsoft Azure
9 71 (16.59%) Office 365
10 69 (16.12%) Migration
11 67 (15.65%) ITIL
12 64 (14.95%) Microsoft Office
13 62 (14.49%) SQL Server
14 61 (14.25%) VMware
15 59 (13.79%) Finance
16 57 (13.32%) SQL
17 56 (13.08%) Security Cleared
18 54 (12.62%) Citrix
19 50 (11.68%) TCP/IP
20 48 (11.21%) Windows Server 2008
20 48 (11.21%) Agile Software Development
20 48 (11.21%) DevOps
20 48 (11.21%) Problem-Solving
21 45 (10.51%) Git (software)
22 44 (10.28%) MS Exchange
23 43 (10.05%) SCCM
23 43 (10.05%) Analytical Skills
24 41 (9.58%) SC Cleared
25 40 (9.35%) Hyper-V

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 44 (10.28%) MS Exchange
2 28 (6.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (5.37%) IIS
4 15 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2003
5 13 (3.04%) Apache
6 12 (2.80%) nginx
6 12 (2.80%) SharePoint
6 12 (2.80%) Skype for Business
7 11 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.17%) IBM Notes
9 4 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.47%) Confluence
11 2 (0.47%) JBoss
11 2 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.23%) CMS
12 1 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.23%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 64 (14.95%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.23%) CATIA
3 1 (0.23%) HipChat
3 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.70%) SystmOne
2 2 (0.47%) Demantra
2 2 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.47%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.23%) ENOVIA
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.23%) Retail-J
3 1 (0.23%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.23%) SnowdropKCS
3 1 (0.23%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 73 (17.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 71 (16.59%) Office 365
3 26 (6.07%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (2.34%) PaaS
5 7 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (1.64%) SaaS
6 5 (1.17%) G Suite
7 3 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.47%) Dropbox
8 2 (0.47%) Serverless
9 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 50 (11.68%) TCP/IP
2 32 (7.48%) DNS
2 32 (7.48%) Firewall
3 26 (6.07%) WAN
4 23 (5.37%) LAN
4 23 (5.37%) SAN
5 21 (4.91%) DHCP
6 16 (3.74%) Internet
7 14 (3.27%) Remote Desktop
8 13 (3.04%) DSL
8 13 (3.04%) VPN
9 9 (2.10%) Wireless
10 8 (1.87%) InfiniBand
11 7 (1.64%) Kerberos
12 6 (1.40%) IPsec
13 5 (1.17%) NAS
13 5 (1.17%) Wireshark
14 4 (0.93%) FTP
14 4 (0.93%) WinSCP
15 3 (0.70%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (14.49%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.74%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (3.50%) MongoDB
4 13 (3.04%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (2.80%) Oracle Database
5 12 (2.80%) Relational Database
6 9 (2.10%) MySQL
6 9 (2.10%) Oracle BI EE
6 9 (2.10%) QlikView
6 9 (2.10%) SQLPlus
7 8 (1.87%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (1.40%) SQL Server 2016
9 5 (1.17%) Qlik Sense
9 5 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.93%) Essbase
10 4 (0.93%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (0.93%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 45 (10.51%) Git (software)
2 32 (7.48%) Jenkins
3 19 (4.44%) Subversion
4 12 (2.80%) TeamCity
5 11 (2.57%) Octopus Deploy
6 10 (2.34%) MSI
7 9 (2.10%) Xcode
8 8 (1.87%) ProC
8 8 (1.87%) SonarQube
8 8 (1.87%) Visual Studio
9 7 (1.64%) Bitbucket
9 7 (1.64%) JIRA
10 4 (0.93%) AdminStudio
10 4 (0.93%) FishEye
10 4 (0.93%) Qt Creator
10 4 (0.93%) Selenium
11 3 (0.70%) Maven
12 2 (0.47%) InstallShield
12 2 (0.47%) JUnit
12 2 (0.47%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 59 (13.79%) Finance
2 17 (3.97%) Retail
3 13 (3.04%) Manufacturing
4 10 (2.34%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.64%) Banking
6 6 (1.40%) Publishing
7 5 (1.17%) Back Office
7 5 (1.17%) Marketing
8 4 (0.93%) Electronics
9 3 (0.70%) Games
10 1 (0.23%) Automotive
10 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.23%) German Language
10 1 (0.23%) Legal
10 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 75 (17.52%) Analyst
2 37 (8.64%) Developer
3 35 (8.18%) Desktop Support
4 34 (7.94%) DevOps Engineer
5 29 (6.78%) Consultant
6 28 (6.54%) Support Engineer
7 27 (6.31%) 2nd Line Support
8 26 (6.07%) Support Analyst
9 24 (5.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 23 (5.37%) Service Analyst
11 21 (4.91%) Service Desk Analyst
12 17 (3.97%) Administrator
12 17 (3.97%) Windows Engineer
13 16 (3.74%) IT Support
14 14 (3.27%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
15 12 (2.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 12 (2.80%) Azure Engineer
15 12 (2.80%) Desktop Engineer
16 11 (2.57%) Systems Administrator
16 11 (2.57%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (8.64%) Web Services
2 36 (8.41%) .NET
3 24 (5.61%) XML
4 22 (5.14%) HTML
5 16 (3.74%) CSS
5 16 (3.74%) SOAP
6 13 (3.04%) JSON
7 10 (2.34%) REST
8 9 (2.10%) .NET Framework
8 9 (2.10%) Cocoa
8 9 (2.10%) Java EE
8 9 (2.10%) LDAP
8 9 (2.10%) WCF
9 8 (1.87%) AngularJS
9 8 (1.87%) Hibernate
9 8 (1.87%) Sass
9 8 (1.87%) Spring
10 6 (1.40%) jQuery
10 6 (1.40%) WinForms
11 5 (1.17%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 43 (10.05%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (6.07%) Data Centre
3 16 (3.74%) NHS
4 9 (2.10%) Blackberry
4 9 (2.10%) PKI
5 8 (1.87%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.64%) Clustering
6 7 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (1.40%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.40%) Data Protection Act
7 6 (1.40%) Fat Client
7 6 (1.40%) Thin Client
8 5 (1.17%) Driving Licence
8 5 (1.17%) Smartcard
9 4 (0.93%) CMDB
9 4 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.93%) EPoS
10 3 (0.70%) CCTV
10 3 (0.70%) Life Science
10 3 (0.70%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 119 (27.80%) Windows Server
2 117 (27.34%) Windows 10
3 99 (23.13%) Linux
4 93 (21.73%) Windows 7
5 76 (17.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 48 (11.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 35 (8.18%) Windows 8
8 33 (7.71%) Unix
9 28 (6.54%) Windows Server 2003
10 27 (6.31%) Windows XP
11 23 (5.37%) Apple iOS
12 19 (4.44%) Mac OS
13 16 (3.74%) CentOS
14 12 (2.80%) Ubuntu
15 9 (2.10%) Mac OS X
16 7 (1.64%) Android
17 4 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 4 (0.93%) Windows Vista
18 3 (0.70%) HPUX
19 2 (0.47%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (16.12%) Migration
2 67 (15.65%) ITIL
3 48 (11.21%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (11.21%) DevOps
3 48 (11.21%) Problem-Solving
4 30 (7.01%) Disaster Recovery
5 23 (5.37%) Incident Management
6 22 (5.14%) Configuration Management
6 22 (5.14%) Service Management
7 20 (4.67%) Project Management
7 20 (4.67%) TDD
8 19 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
8 19 (4.44%) Change Management
9 17 (3.97%) Application Packaging
9 17 (3.97%) SDLC
10 16 (3.74%) Service Delivery
11 13 (3.04%) PRINCE2
12 12 (2.80%) Open Source
12 12 (2.80%) Test Automation
13 11 (2.57%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 73 (17.06%) PowerShell
2 57 (13.32%) SQL
3 29 (6.78%) Bash Shell
3 29 (6.78%) JavaScript
4 19 (4.44%) Java
5 16 (3.74%) C#
6 13 (3.04%) VBScript
7 12 (2.80%) PL/SQL
8 11 (2.57%) T-SQL
9 9 (2.10%) Objective-C
9 9 (2.10%) PHP
10 7 (1.64%) Python
11 6 (1.40%) Shell Script
12 5 (1.17%) Apple Swift
12 5 (1.17%) XMLA
13 4 (0.93%) C++
13 4 (0.93%) VBA
14 3 (0.70%) ES6
14 3 (0.70%) Perl
14 3 (0.70%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 56 (13.08%) Security Cleared
2 41 (9.58%) SC Cleared
3 30 (7.01%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (4.91%) MCSE
5 17 (3.97%) Degree
6 13 (3.04%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (2.10%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (1.64%) DV Cleared
9 6 (1.40%) MCP
10 4 (0.93%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (0.93%) MCSA
11 3 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.70%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.47%) CCA
12 2 (0.47%) CCNA
12 2 (0.47%) CISA
12 2 (0.47%) CISM
12 2 (0.47%) CISSP
13 1 (0.23%) CCNP
13 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.84%) SLA
2 8 (1.87%) GDPR
2 8 (1.87%) QA
3 7 (1.64%) PMO
4 5 (1.17%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (1.17%) TickIT
5 4 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.47%) COBIT
6 2 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.47%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 153 (35.75%) Active Directory
2 40 (9.35%) Hyper-V
3 32 (7.48%) Docker
4 29 (6.78%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (3.04%) XenApp
6 10 (2.34%) LXC
7 9 (2.10%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (2.10%) XenDesktop
8 8 (1.87%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (1.87%) vSphere
9 7 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (1.64%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (0.70%) BitLocker
10 3 (0.70%) NFS
10 3 (0.70%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.23%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 43 (10.05%) SCCM
2 17 (3.97%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (2.57%) Puppet
4 8 (1.87%) Microsoft Intune
5 7 (1.64%) Ansible
5 7 (1.64%) Kubernetes
5 7 (1.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (1.40%) SCOM
6 6 (1.40%) WSUS
7 5 (1.17%) Jamf Pro
7 5 (1.17%) SCOrch
7 5 (1.17%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 4 (0.93%) Terraform
9 3 (0.70%) Docker Swarm
9 3 (0.70%) Nessus
9 3 (0.70%) Rancher
9 3 (0.70%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.47%) Control-M
10 2 (0.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 150 (35.05%) Microsoft
2 61 (14.25%) VMware
3 54 (12.62%) Citrix
4 33 (7.71%) Oracle
5 27 (6.31%) Cisco
6 18 (4.21%) HP
7 15 (3.50%) Apple
7 15 (3.50%) Red Hat
8 9 (2.10%) Remedy
9 8 (1.87%) McAfee
9 8 (1.87%) Veeam
10 7 (1.64%) CheckPoint
10 7 (1.64%) IBM
10 7 (1.64%) SAP
10 7 (1.64%) Sophos
11 6 (1.40%) Lotus
11 6 (1.40%) NetApp
12 5 (1.17%) Dell
12 5 (1.17%) Google
13 4 (0.93%) CommVault