Period
to 30 March 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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 3 5
Rank change year-on-year +2 +2 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 307 419 484
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 20.76% 17.77% 15.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 82.09% 72.74% 66.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 255 315
Median daily rate £288 £325 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.54% -4.41% +13.33%
10th Percentile £125 £123 £162
90th Percentile £475 £492 £500
England median daily rate £350 £375 £373
% change year-on-year -6.67% +0.67% +3.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 63 53
Median hourly rate £14.47 £15.86 £14.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.80% +10.83% +2.21%
10th Percentile £11.05 £11.91 £10.80
90th Percentile £17.50 £24.10 £18.50
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.86
% change year-on-year +3.03% +4.04% +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 374 576 728
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 25.29% 24.43% 23.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 361 435
Median daily rate £313 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +3.45% +11.54%
10th Percentile £135 £134 £186
90th Percentile £500 £530 £525
England median daily rate £425 £433 £438
% change year-on-year -1.85% -1.03% +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 60 55
Median hourly rate £14.54 £16.04 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.34% +6.92% +7.14%
10th Percentile £11.05 £11.80 £10.85
90th Percentile £17.50 £25.48 £21.14
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.38
% change year-on-year - +0.72% +5.30%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Windows as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows in the East Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Windows in the East Midlands

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 30 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Windows in the East Midlands

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows in the East Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for Windows in the East Midlands

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 30 March 2020.

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 30 March 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 98 £325 -4.41% 48
Northamptonshire +4 71 £196 -39.62% 17
Derbyshire +1 71 £350 +94.44% 19
Leicestershire +1 48 £250 -23.08% 17
Lincolnshire 0 14 £160 -67.10% 10
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 134 (43.65%) Active Directory
2 130 (42.35%) Windows 10
3 98 (31.92%) Office 365
3 98 (31.92%) Microsoft
4 80 (26.06%) Windows 7
5 78 (25.41%) SCCM
6 76 (24.76%) Windows Server
7 56 (18.24%) VMware
8 50 (16.29%) Migration
9 46 (14.98%) DHCP
10 45 (14.66%) ITIL
11 44 (14.33%) Security Cleared
12 43 (14.01%) SC Cleared
12 43 (14.01%) DNS
13 40 (13.03%) Microsoft Office
14 37 (12.05%) LAN
15 36 (11.73%) PowerShell
16 35 (11.40%) Citrix
17 33 (10.75%) Azure
18 31 (10.10%) Data Centre
19 30 (9.77%) Hyper-V
20 29 (9.45%) VMware Infrastructure
21 26 (8.47%) HP
21 26 (8.47%) SQL Server
22 24 (7.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 23 (7.49%) Retail
23 23 (7.49%) ITSM
23 23 (7.49%) AWS
23 23 (7.49%) Windows Server 2012
24 22 (7.17%) Telecoms

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 15 (4.89%) MS Exchange
2 14 (4.56%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (1.63%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.98%) Confluence
5 3 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.98%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.33%) Apache
7 1 (0.33%) IIS
Applications
1 40 (13.03%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (3.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.95%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.98%) Oracle 11i
1 3 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.33%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.33%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 98 (31.92%) Office 365
2 33 (10.75%) Azure
3 23 (7.49%) AWS
4 7 (2.28%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.63%) GCP
6 4 (1.30%) Google Compute Engine
7 3 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.98%) G Suite
7 3 (0.98%) IaaS
7 3 (0.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.65%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 2 (0.65%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.65%) PaaS
8 2 (0.65%) SaaS
9 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 46 (14.98%) DHCP
2 43 (14.01%) DNS
3 37 (12.05%) LAN
4 20 (6.51%) TCP/IP
5 13 (4.23%) VPN
5 13 (4.23%) WAN
6 11 (3.58%) Firewall
7 9 (2.93%) SAN
7 9 (2.93%) Wireless
8 7 (2.28%) IP Telephony
9 5 (1.63%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (1.30%) Cisco IPT
10 4 (1.30%) Skype
11 3 (0.98%) Internet
11 3 (0.98%) MPLS
11 3 (0.98%) NAS
11 3 (0.98%) VoIP
12 2 (0.65%) FTP
12 2 (0.65%) Kerberos
12 2 (0.65%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (8.47%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.61%) MySQL
3 4 (1.30%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (1.30%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (0.98%) Electronic Patient Records
4 3 (0.98%) MongoDB
4 3 (0.98%) MS Access
4 3 (0.98%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (0.98%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (0.98%) Oracle Discoverer
4 3 (0.98%) RDBMS
4 3 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.65%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (0.65%) Big Data
5 2 (0.65%) DB2
5 2 (0.65%) mvBase
5 2 (0.65%) SSDT
5 2 (0.65%) UniData
Development Applications
1 11 (3.58%) InstallShield
2 9 (2.93%) AdminStudio
3 7 (2.28%) Visual Studio
4 6 (1.95%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.63%) MSI
6 4 (1.30%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.98%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.65%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.65%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.65%) Hudson
8 2 (0.65%) JIRA
8 2 (0.65%) JUnit
8 2 (0.65%) LoadUI
8 2 (0.65%) Maven
8 2 (0.65%) Selenium
8 2 (0.65%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.65%) Subversion
8 2 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.33%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.33%) TeamCity
General
1 23 (7.49%) Retail
2 22 (7.17%) Telecoms
3 21 (6.84%) Public Sector
4 15 (4.89%) Banking
5 8 (2.61%) Finance
6 3 (0.98%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.65%) Law
8 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.33%) Automotive
8 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.33%) Local Government
8 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.33%) Portuguese Language
8 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 46 (14.98%) Analyst
2 39 (12.70%) Windows Engineer
3 38 (12.38%) Support Engineer
4 28 (9.12%) Deployment Engineer
5 23 (7.49%) 2nd Line Support
6 20 (6.51%) Architect
7 18 (5.86%) IT Engineer
7 18 (5.86%) IT Support
8 17 (5.54%) Build Engineer
9 16 (5.21%) Windows Deployment Engineer
10 15 (4.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 14 (4.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 14 (4.56%) Desktop Support
12 12 (3.91%) Active Directory Engineer
13 11 (3.58%) Desktop Engineer
13 11 (3.58%) Server Engineer
14 10 (3.26%) Customer Engineer
14 10 (3.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 10 (3.26%) IT Support Engineer
14 10 (3.26%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.56%) .NET
2 7 (2.28%) WPF
3 5 (1.63%) .NET Framework
3 5 (1.63%) Entity Framework
4 4 (1.30%) REST
4 4 (1.30%) Spring
4 4 (1.30%) Spring Boot
5 2 (0.65%) ADSI
5 2 (0.65%) LDAP
5 2 (0.65%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (0.65%) Web Services
6 1 (0.33%) .NET Core
6 1 (0.33%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.33%) CSS
6 1 (0.33%) HTML
6 1 (0.33%) jQuery
6 1 (0.33%) Node.js
6 1 (0.33%) WinForms
6 1 (0.33%) XHTML
6 1 (0.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (10.10%) Data Centre
2 16 (5.21%) Driving Licence
3 12 (3.91%) NHS
3 12 (3.91%) User Experience
4 10 (3.26%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (2.61%) PKI
6 7 (2.28%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.28%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.63%) Clustering
8 4 (1.30%) Cloud Native
9 3 (0.98%) Blackberry
9 3 (0.98%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.98%) e-Health
9 3 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.98%) Handset
9 3 (0.98%) LIMS
9 3 (0.98%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.98%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.98%) PACS
10 2 (0.65%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 130 (42.35%) Windows 10
2 80 (26.06%) Windows 7
3 76 (24.76%) Windows Server
4 23 (7.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (7.17%) Linux
6 18 (5.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (5.86%) Windows Server 2016
7 13 (4.23%) Unix
8 12 (3.91%) Windows XP
9 10 (3.26%) Windows 8
10 8 (2.61%) Android
10 8 (2.61%) Solaris
11 7 (2.28%) Windows Vista
12 6 (1.95%) Apple iOS
12 6 (1.95%) Mac OS
13 4 (1.30%) VMS
14 3 (0.98%) AIX
14 3 (0.98%) HPUX
14 3 (0.98%) Windows Server 2019
15 2 (0.65%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (16.29%) Migration
2 45 (14.66%) ITIL
3 24 (7.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 23 (7.49%) ITSM
5 22 (7.17%) Break/Fix
6 17 (5.54%) Problem-Solving
7 16 (5.21%) DevOps
8 14 (4.56%) Project Management
9 13 (4.23%) Incident Management
9 13 (4.23%) Service Management
10 12 (3.91%) Patch Management
10 12 (3.91%) Project Delivery
11 11 (3.58%) Decision-Making
11 11 (3.58%) Mobile Device Management
12 9 (2.93%) Antivirus Management
12 9 (2.93%) Asset Management
12 9 (2.93%) Deployment Automation
13 8 (2.61%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (2.61%) Service Design
14 6 (1.95%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 36 (11.73%) PowerShell
2 21 (6.84%) SQL
3 10 (3.26%) VB
4 9 (2.93%) C#
5 7 (2.28%) Java
6 4 (1.30%) PL/SQL
7 3 (0.98%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.98%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.98%) VBScript
8 1 (0.33%) Python
8 1 (0.33%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.33%) VB6
Qualifications
1 44 (14.33%) Security Cleared
2 43 (14.01%) SC Cleared
3 18 (5.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (5.21%) MCSE
5 7 (2.28%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.30%) MCITP
6 4 (1.30%) MCSA
7 3 (0.98%) CISSP
8 2 (0.65%) A+ Certification
8 2 (0.65%) Dell Certification
8 2 (0.65%) ISEB
9 1 (0.33%) CCIP
9 1 (0.33%) CCNA
9 1 (0.33%) CCNP
9 1 (0.33%) CCSA
9 1 (0.33%) CCSE
9 1 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.33%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.33%) MCTS
9 1 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.28%) QA
1 7 (2.28%) SLA
2 5 (1.63%) PMO
3 3 (0.98%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (0.98%) HL7
3 3 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 3 (0.98%) NCSC
3 3 (0.98%) NIST
4 2 (0.65%) GDPR
5 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 134 (43.65%) Active Directory
2 30 (9.77%) Hyper-V
3 29 (9.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (4.89%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (2.28%) Docker
6 6 (1.95%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.30%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 4 (1.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.98%) Oracle Clusterware
8 3 (0.98%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.65%) vSphere
9 2 (0.65%) XenApp
10 1 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.33%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 78 (25.41%) SCCM
2 13 (4.23%) WSUS
3 12 (3.91%) Norton AntiVirus
4 11 (3.58%) SCOM
5 10 (3.26%) Kubernetes
5 10 (3.26%) Microsoft Intune
6 9 (2.93%) HP SIM
6 9 (2.93%) Terraform
6 9 (2.93%) ThinApp
7 6 (1.95%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.98%) AppDNA
8 3 (0.98%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.98%) Data Guard
8 3 (0.98%) Nessus
8 3 (0.98%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (0.98%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (0.98%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.65%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 98 (31.92%) Microsoft
2 56 (18.24%) VMware
3 35 (11.40%) Citrix
4 26 (8.47%) HP
5 22 (7.17%) Cisco
6 17 (5.54%) Dell
7 16 (5.21%) McAfee
8 15 (4.89%) Symantec
9 11 (3.58%) NetApp
10 9 (2.93%) Google
10 9 (2.93%) Oracle
11 7 (2.28%) Brocade
12 6 (1.95%) Apple
13 5 (1.63%) CheckPoint
14 4 (1.30%) Ivanti
15 3 (0.98%) GFI Software
15 3 (0.98%) Remedy
15 3 (0.98%) Sybase
15 3 (0.98%) Twitter
16 2 (0.65%) SAP