Period
to 17 February 2020

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 17 February 2020 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
17 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 3 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows 312 413 466
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 19.92% 17.00% 15.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 79.59% 71.33% 70.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 250 282
East Midlands median daily rate £300 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% - +18.18%
10th Percentile £131 £123 £155
90th Percentile £475 £500 £530
England median daily rate £350 £375 £365
% change year-on-year -6.67% +2.74% +1.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 60 72
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £15.68 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.34% +4.53% +15.38%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.10 £10.29
90th Percentile £17.50 £32.50 £29.95
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year +6.25% +0.88% +4.00%

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 392 579 661
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 25.03% 23.84% 22.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 363 385
East Midlands median daily rate £313 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £135 £135 £182
90th Percentile £500 £538 £538
England median daily rate £414 £430 £425
% change year-on-year -3.84% +1.18% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 58 72
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £15.68 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.34% +4.53% +13.21%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.04 £10.29
90th Percentile £17.50 £32.50 £29.28
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.13 £17.38
% change year-on-year +2.19% -1.44% +5.30%

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 17 February 2020.

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 17 February 2020.

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 17 February 2020. 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
Nottinghamshire +2 103 £313 -8.09% 61
Northamptonshire +3 70 £190 -41.09% 35
Derbyshire +3 70 £305 +62.67% 28
Leicestershire +3 48 £350 +1.45% 36
Lincolnshire -1 13 £325 +8.33% 20
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 17 February 2020, 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.

1 140 (44.87%) Windows 10
2 136 (43.59%) Active Directory
3 98 (31.41%) Microsoft
4 91 (29.17%) Office 365
5 86 (27.56%) Windows 7
6 80 (25.64%) Windows Server
7 73 (23.40%) SCCM
8 58 (18.59%) VMware
9 46 (14.74%) SC Cleared
9 46 (14.74%) Security Cleared
10 44 (14.10%) Migration
11 43 (13.78%) DHCP
12 41 (13.14%) DNS
13 37 (11.86%) Citrix
14 36 (11.54%) Microsoft Office
15 35 (11.22%) LAN
16 34 (10.90%) ITIL
17 33 (10.58%) SQL Server
18 30 (9.62%) PowerShell
19 29 (9.29%) Linux
20 28 (8.97%) Azure
21 27 (8.65%) Data Centre
22 26 (8.33%) Hyper-V
22 26 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
22 26 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 25 (8.01%) SQL
24 24 (7.69%) ITSM
24 24 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
25 23 (7.37%) Retail
25 23 (7.37%) Public Sector

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 16 (5.13%) MS Exchange
2 14 (4.49%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (1.92%) IIS
5 3 (0.96%) Confluence
5 3 (0.96%) JBoss
5 3 (0.96%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.96%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.96%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.32%) Apache
7 1 (0.32%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 36 (11.54%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (3.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.60%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.96%) Oracle 11i
1 3 (0.96%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.32%) RMDS
3 1 (0.32%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.32%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 91 (29.17%) Office 365
2 28 (8.97%) Azure
3 21 (6.73%) AWS
4 4 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.28%) G Suite
5 3 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (0.96%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 2 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.32%) IaaS
7 1 (0.32%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (13.78%) DHCP
2 41 (13.14%) DNS
3 35 (11.22%) LAN
4 22 (7.05%) TCP/IP
5 16 (5.13%) VPN
6 14 (4.49%) Firewall
7 13 (4.17%) WAN
8 12 (3.85%) Internet
9 9 (2.88%) SAN
10 8 (2.56%) Wireless
11 7 (2.24%) Remote Desktop
12 5 (1.60%) Cisco IOS
13 4 (1.28%) IP Telephony
13 4 (1.28%) VoIP
14 3 (0.96%) Cisco IPT
14 3 (0.96%) NAS
14 3 (0.96%) SSL
15 2 (0.64%) LTE
15 2 (0.64%) Network Security
15 2 (0.64%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (10.58%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.92%) MySQL
2 6 (1.92%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.28%) MongoDB
3 4 (1.28%) MS Access
3 4 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (0.96%) DB2
4 3 (0.96%) Electronic Patient Records
4 3 (0.96%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.96%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (0.96%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (0.96%) Oracle Discoverer
4 3 (0.96%) RDBMS
4 3 (0.96%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (0.96%) SSDT
4 3 (0.96%) UniData
5 2 (0.64%) mvBase
Development Applications
1 11 (3.53%) InstallShield
2 9 (2.88%) AdminStudio
3 7 (2.24%) Jenkins
4 6 (1.92%) Bitbucket
4 6 (1.92%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.92%) Visual Studio
5 4 (1.28%) MSI
5 4 (1.28%) NUnit
5 4 (1.28%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (0.96%) JUnit
6 3 (0.96%) Maven
6 3 (0.96%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.64%) Hudson
7 2 (0.64%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (0.64%) Rational Quality Manager
7 2 (0.64%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.32%) JIRA
8 1 (0.32%) ProC
8 1 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (7.37%) Public Sector
1 23 (7.37%) Retail
2 21 (6.73%) Telecoms
3 17 (5.45%) Finance
4 11 (3.53%) Banking
5 2 (0.64%) Automotive
5 2 (0.64%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.64%) Law
5 2 (0.64%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.32%) Local Government
6 1 (0.32%) Portuguese Language
6 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.32%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 45 (14.42%) Windows Engineer
2 40 (12.82%) Analyst
3 37 (11.86%) Support Engineer
4 28 (8.97%) Deployment Engineer
5 20 (6.41%) Architect
6 19 (6.09%) Developer
7 18 (5.77%) 2nd Line Support
7 18 (5.77%) IT Support
8 17 (5.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 17 (5.45%) Windows Deployment Engineer
9 15 (4.81%) Build Engineer
9 15 (4.81%) IT Engineer
10 14 (4.49%) Desktop Support
10 14 (4.49%) Service Desk Analyst
11 13 (4.17%) Customer Engineer
12 12 (3.85%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 12 (3.85%) Active Directory Engineer
12 12 (3.85%) Senior Customer Engineer
12 12 (3.85%) Service Analyst
13 11 (3.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (6.41%) .NET
2 10 (3.21%) .NET Framework
3 7 (2.24%) HTML
4 6 (1.92%) Web Services
4 6 (1.92%) WPF
5 5 (1.60%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (1.60%) Entity Framework
6 4 (1.28%) CSS
6 4 (1.28%) XML
7 3 (0.96%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.96%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (0.96%) Hibernate
7 3 (0.96%) JSP
7 3 (0.96%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (0.96%) Spring
7 3 (0.96%) Struts
7 3 (0.96%) XSD
7 3 (0.96%) XSLT
8 2 (0.64%) WebSockets
9 1 (0.32%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.65%) Data Centre
2 15 (4.81%) NHS
3 13 (4.17%) Driving Licence
4 11 (3.53%) User Experience
5 8 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.24%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (1.92%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.28%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.96%) Clustering
9 3 (0.96%) e-Health
9 3 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.96%) Handset
9 3 (0.96%) LIMS
9 3 (0.96%) PACS
10 2 (0.64%) CCTV
10 2 (0.64%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.64%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.64%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.64%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 140 (44.87%) Windows 10
2 86 (27.56%) Windows 7
3 80 (25.64%) Windows Server
4 29 (9.29%) Linux
5 24 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (6.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (3.85%) Unix
7 12 (3.85%) Windows XP
8 9 (2.88%) Windows 8
8 9 (2.88%) Windows Vista
9 6 (1.92%) Android
9 6 (1.92%) Solaris
10 5 (1.60%) Apple iOS
11 4 (1.28%) Mac OS
11 4 (1.28%) VMS
12 3 (0.96%) AIX
12 3 (0.96%) HPUX
12 3 (0.96%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.64%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (14.10%) Migration
2 34 (10.90%) ITIL
3 26 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 24 (7.69%) ITSM
5 20 (6.41%) Break/Fix
6 15 (4.81%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (4.81%) Project Delivery
7 13 (4.17%) Incident Management
7 13 (4.17%) Problem-Solving
7 13 (4.17%) Project Management
8 12 (3.85%) DevOps
9 11 (3.53%) Mobile Device Management
9 11 (3.53%) Service Management
10 10 (3.21%) Customer Requirements
10 10 (3.21%) Patch Management
11 9 (2.88%) Antivirus Management
11 9 (2.88%) Asset Management
11 9 (2.88%) Waterfall
12 8 (2.56%) Decision-Making
13 7 (2.24%) Technical Debt
Programming Languages
1 30 (9.62%) PowerShell
2 25 (8.01%) SQL
3 14 (4.49%) C#
4 9 (2.88%) JavaScript
4 9 (2.88%) VB
5 5 (1.60%) Java
6 4 (1.28%) PL/SQL
7 3 (0.96%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.96%) VBScript
8 1 (0.32%) C++
8 1 (0.32%) Python
8 1 (0.32%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.32%) UniBasic
8 1 (0.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 46 (14.74%) SC Cleared
1 46 (14.74%) Security Cleared
2 22 (7.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (5.77%) MCSE
4 8 (2.56%) Degree
5 6 (1.92%) MCITP
5 6 (1.92%) MCSA
6 3 (0.96%) CCNA
6 3 (0.96%) CCNP
6 3 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.96%) CISSP
6 3 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.64%) A+ Certification
7 2 (0.64%) CCIP
7 2 (0.64%) CCSA
7 2 (0.64%) CCSE
7 2 (0.64%) Dell Certification
7 2 (0.64%) MCP
7 2 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.32%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.24%) SLA
2 6 (1.92%) QA
3 4 (1.28%) Cyber Essentials
3 4 (1.28%) NCSC
3 4 (1.28%) NIST
3 4 (1.28%) PMO
4 3 (0.96%) HL7
4 3 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 136 (43.59%) Active Directory
2 26 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 26 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (2.56%) Docker
4 8 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.28%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 4 (1.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 4 (1.28%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.96%) Oracle Clusterware
6 3 (0.96%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.96%) XenApp
7 1 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.32%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.32%) vSphere
7 1 (0.32%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 73 (23.40%) SCCM
2 12 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
2 12 (3.85%) WSUS
3 11 (3.53%) Kubernetes
4 9 (2.88%) Microsoft Intune
4 9 (2.88%) ThinApp
5 8 (2.56%) SCOM
6 6 (1.92%) HP SIM
6 6 (1.92%) Terraform
7 3 (0.96%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.96%) Data Guard
7 3 (0.96%) Nessus
7 3 (0.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (0.96%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (0.96%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.64%) AppDNA
8 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.32%) Jamf Pro
9 1 (0.32%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 98 (31.41%) Microsoft
2 58 (18.59%) VMware
3 37 (11.86%) Citrix
4 21 (6.73%) HP
5 18 (5.77%) Cisco
6 14 (4.49%) Dell
7 13 (4.17%) McAfee
7 13 (4.17%) Symantec
8 9 (2.88%) Oracle
9 8 (2.56%) Google
9 8 (2.56%) NetApp
10 6 (1.92%) Apple
10 6 (1.92%) CheckPoint
11 4 (1.28%) Brocade
12 3 (0.96%) GFI Software
12 3 (0.96%) Ivanti
12 3 (0.96%) Juniper
12 3 (0.96%) Red Hat
12 3 (0.96%) Remedy
12 3 (0.96%) Sophos