Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 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
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 5 11
Rank change year-on-year +1 +6 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 425 454 316
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 15.67% 14.42% 9.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 69.56% 68.27% 57.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 289 187
East Midlands median daily rate £320 £295 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.47% -9.23% +5.26%
10th Percentile £126 £149 £110
90th Percentile £460 £500 £625
England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 76 69
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.86 £14.20 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.69% +5.19% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.71 £10.29 £8.69
90th Percentile £24.58 £30.58 £20.69
England median hourly rate £16.75 £16.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year +4.69% +4.92% -3.17%

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 611 665 545
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 22.53% 21.12% 16.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 397 315
East Midlands median daily rate £350 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -13.33% +8.70%
10th Percentile £132 £185 £132
90th Percentile £538 £500 £538
England median daily rate £425 £425 £405
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 77 68
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.86 £14.20 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.69% +5.19% +8.00%
10th Percentile £11.71 £10.29 £10.00
90th Percentile £28.00 £30.46 £21.80
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

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 13 November 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 13 November 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 13 November 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
Northamptonshire +7 111 £320 -1.54% 21
Derbyshire +5 96 £210 -15.15% 16
Nottinghamshire -3 94 £335 -2.90% 42
Leicestershire -4 71 £300 +7.14% 52
Lincolnshire 0 31 £250 +3.09% 20
Rutland - 3 £375 -
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 13 November 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.

1 176 (41.41%) Active Directory
2 140 (32.94%) Windows 10
3 135 (31.76%) Microsoft
4 113 (26.59%) Windows 7
5 97 (22.82%) Windows Server
6 73 (17.18%) Office 365
7 67 (15.76%) Migration
8 64 (15.06%) VMware
9 63 (14.82%) ITIL
10 62 (14.59%) SCCM
11 50 (11.76%) Cisco
12 49 (11.53%) Microsoft Office
13 48 (11.29%) Security Cleared
14 47 (11.06%) SQL
15 46 (10.82%) Linux
15 46 (10.82%) Citrix
16 45 (10.59%) PowerShell
17 44 (10.35%) SC Cleared
18 41 (9.65%) SQL Server
19 38 (8.94%) Agile Software Development
20 37 (8.71%) SLA
21 35 (8.24%) Hyper-V
21 35 (8.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 34 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
23 33 (7.76%) Microsoft Azure
24 32 (7.53%) Firewall
25 31 (7.29%) LAN
25 31 (7.29%) Windows Server 2008
26 30 (7.06%) Windows XP
26 30 (7.06%) Finance

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 28 (6.59%) MS Exchange
2 15 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (2.35%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.65%) CICS
4 7 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (1.18%) Confluence
5 5 (1.18%) IIS
6 4 (0.94%) JBoss
7 3 (0.71%) MQSeries
7 3 (0.71%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.47%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.47%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.24%) Apache
9 1 (0.24%) CMS
9 1 (0.24%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.24%) SAS
9 1 (0.24%) Site Server
Applications
1 49 (11.53%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.24%) CATIA
4 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.47%) Retail-J
2 1 (0.24%) assyst
2 1 (0.24%) ENOVIA
2 1 (0.24%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 73 (17.18%) Office 365
2 34 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (7.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (1.65%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (1.18%) Amazon Glacier
5 5 (1.18%) IaaS
5 5 (1.18%) PaaS
6 4 (0.94%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.47%) SaaS
8 1 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.24%) GitHub
8 1 (0.24%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.24%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 32 (7.53%) Firewall
2 31 (7.29%) LAN
3 25 (5.88%) DNS
4 22 (5.18%) VPN
5 21 (4.94%) WAN
6 20 (4.71%) SAN
6 20 (4.71%) TCP/IP
7 16 (3.76%) DHCP
8 12 (2.82%) Internet
8 12 (2.82%) Wireless
9 9 (2.12%) Bluetooth
9 9 (2.12%) ZigBee
10 7 (1.65%) iSCSI
10 7 (1.65%) NetScaler
11 6 (1.41%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (1.41%) DSL
11 6 (1.41%) Skype
11 6 (1.41%) Unified Communications
11 6 (1.41%) VoIP
12 5 (1.18%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (9.65%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.12%) DB2
3 8 (1.88%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.18%) MySQL
4 5 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (0.71%) SQLite
7 2 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.47%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.47%) MS Access
7 2 (0.47%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.47%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.24%) GIS
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.24%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 17 (4.00%) Git (software)
2 15 (3.53%) Jenkins
2 15 (3.53%) Subversion
3 9 (2.12%) Bitbucket
4 7 (1.65%) JIRA
4 7 (1.65%) Maven
4 7 (1.65%) Visual Studio
5 6 (1.41%) Selenium
6 5 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (1.18%) SonarQube
7 4 (0.94%) Bugzilla
7 4 (0.94%) JUnit
8 3 (0.71%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.71%) Xcode
9 2 (0.47%) LoadUI
9 2 (0.47%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.47%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.47%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.47%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.47%) WinRunner
General
1 30 (7.06%) Finance
2 16 (3.76%) Retail
3 9 (2.12%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.65%) Automotive
5 6 (1.41%) Banking
6 5 (1.18%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.94%) Marketing
8 3 (0.71%) Publishing
9 2 (0.47%) Front Office
9 2 (0.47%) Law
9 2 (0.47%) Legal
10 1 (0.24%) Electronics
10 1 (0.24%) Games
10 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 81 (19.06%) Analyst
2 53 (12.47%) Desktop Support
3 38 (8.94%) Developer
4 35 (8.24%) Support Analyst
5 34 (8.00%) Support Engineer
6 32 (7.53%) 2nd Line Support
6 32 (7.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 27 (6.35%) Desktop Engineer
7 27 (6.35%) Service Analyst
8 25 (5.88%) IT Support
9 24 (5.65%) Service Desk Analyst
10 18 (4.24%) DevOps Engineer
11 17 (4.00%) Deployment Engineer
11 17 (4.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 17 (4.00%) Windows Engineer
12 15 (3.53%) IT Analyst
13 14 (3.29%) 1st Line Support
13 14 (3.29%) IT Engineer
14 13 (3.06%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 13 (3.06%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (5.41%) .NET
2 17 (4.00%) HTML
2 17 (4.00%) Web Services
3 14 (3.29%) RESTful
4 12 (2.82%) XML
5 10 (2.35%) Qt
6 9 (2.12%) JSON
6 9 (2.12%) Middleware
6 9 (2.12%) SOAP
7 8 (1.88%) .NET Framework
7 8 (1.88%) AngularJS
7 8 (1.88%) ASP.NET
8 7 (1.65%) CSS
9 6 (1.41%) Spring
10 5 (1.18%) Hibernate
10 5 (1.18%) HTML5
10 5 (1.18%) Java EE
10 5 (1.18%) jQuery
10 5 (1.18%) LDAP
10 5 (1.18%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 20 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.06%) Data Centre
3 10 (2.35%) Clustering
3 10 (2.35%) Mainframe
4 8 (1.88%) Smart Meter
5 7 (1.65%) Computer Science
5 7 (1.65%) Driving Licence
5 7 (1.65%) NHS
5 7 (1.65%) Tandem
6 6 (1.41%) Blackberry
6 6 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.41%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.18%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (0.94%) Client/Server
8 4 (0.94%) Private Cloud
8 4 (0.94%) Smartphone
9 3 (0.71%) Credit Risk
9 3 (0.71%) Fat Client
9 3 (0.71%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 140 (32.94%) Windows 10
2 113 (26.59%) Windows 7
3 97 (22.82%) Windows Server
4 46 (10.82%) Linux
5 31 (7.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (7.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (7.06%) Windows XP
7 27 (6.35%) Unix
8 24 (5.65%) Windows 8
9 18 (4.24%) Apple iOS
10 13 (3.06%) Android
11 7 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (1.41%) Windows Mobile
13 5 (1.18%) Solaris
13 5 (1.18%) VMS
14 4 (0.94%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.94%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.71%) AIX
16 1 (0.24%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.24%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (15.76%) Migration
2 63 (14.82%) ITIL
3 38 (8.94%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (8.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 30 (7.06%) DevOps
6 23 (5.41%) Test Automation
7 17 (4.00%) Time Management
8 16 (3.76%) Break/Fix
9 14 (3.29%) Problem-Solving
10 13 (3.06%) Data Migration
10 13 (3.06%) Scrum
11 12 (2.82%) Customer Requirements
12 11 (2.59%) Configuration Management
12 11 (2.59%) Project Management
13 10 (2.35%) Application Packaging
13 10 (2.35%) Change Management
14 9 (2.12%) ETL
14 9 (2.12%) Proactive Monitoring
14 9 (2.12%) Problem Management
14 9 (2.12%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 47 (11.06%) SQL
2 45 (10.59%) PowerShell
3 26 (6.12%) Java
4 19 (4.47%) C#
5 16 (3.76%) JavaScript
6 15 (3.53%) C++
7 9 (2.12%) Shell Script
8 7 (1.65%) VB
9 5 (1.18%) Apple Swift
9 5 (1.18%) Bash Shell
10 4 (0.94%) Objective-C
11 3 (0.71%) Python
11 3 (0.71%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.47%) C
13 1 (0.24%) ES6
13 1 (0.24%) Groovy
13 1 (0.24%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.24%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.24%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.24%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 48 (11.29%) Security Cleared
2 44 (10.35%) SC Cleared
3 21 (4.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (4.71%) Degree
5 18 (4.24%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (3.53%) CCNA
7 12 (2.82%) MCSE
8 9 (2.12%) MCITP
9 8 (1.88%) MCP
10 6 (1.41%) CCNP
10 6 (1.41%) ISTQB
11 5 (1.18%) DBS Check
12 4 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (0.94%) HNC
12 4 (0.94%) HND
12 4 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.94%) MCSA
13 3 (0.71%) A+ Certification
13 3 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
14 2 (0.47%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (8.71%) SLA
2 4 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (0.94%) QA
3 3 (0.71%) GDPR
3 3 (0.71%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.71%) TickIT
4 2 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 2 (0.47%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.47%) PMO
5 1 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 176 (41.41%) Active Directory
2 35 (8.24%) Hyper-V
3 24 (5.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (3.53%) vSphere
5 14 (3.29%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (2.82%) XenApp
7 10 (2.35%) Docker
8 8 (1.88%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (1.41%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.94%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 62 (14.59%) SCCM
2 19 (4.47%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (3.53%) Ansible
4 12 (2.82%) Puppet
5 9 (2.12%) Terraform
6 8 (1.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 7 (1.65%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (1.41%) Kubernetes
8 6 (1.41%) vCenter Server
9 5 (1.18%) Backup Exec
9 5 (1.18%) Microsoft Intune
9 5 (1.18%) NetBackup
9 5 (1.18%) SCOM
10 4 (0.94%) AirWatch
10 4 (0.94%) Netcool
10 4 (0.94%) WSUS
11 3 (0.71%) Cisco CUCM
11 3 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Clustering
11 3 (0.71%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 135 (31.76%) Microsoft
2 64 (15.06%) VMware
3 50 (11.76%) Cisco
4 46 (10.82%) Citrix
5 15 (3.53%) Oracle
6 14 (3.29%) Symantec
7 13 (3.06%) SAP
8 12 (2.82%) Remedy
9 11 (2.59%) HP
10 10 (2.35%) NetApp
11 7 (1.65%) Altiris
11 7 (1.65%) Veritas
12 6 (1.41%) Apple
12 6 (1.41%) SolarWinds
12 6 (1.41%) Veeam
13 5 (1.18%) McAfee
13 5 (1.18%) Nimble Storage
13 5 (1.18%) Rackspace
13 5 (1.18%) ServiceNow
14 4 (0.94%) Dell