Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 10 6
Rank change year-on-year +6 -4 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 474 342 405
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 15.81% 10.77% 13.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 70.54% 62.75% 65.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 211 175
East Midlands median daily rate £340 £275 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.64% -12.00% +13.64%
10th Percentile £158 £120 £108
90th Percentile £525 £440 £438
England median daily rate £365 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +1.39% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 63 99
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +3.85% -3.70%
10th Percentile £10.29 £10.00 £9.75
90th Percentile £30.00 £23.65 £20.00
England median hourly rate £15.80 £15.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year +3.57% -1.61% +3.33%

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 672 545 619
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 22.41% 17.16% 20.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 326 277
East Midlands median daily rate £350 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £186 £128 £163
90th Percentile £534 £494 £475
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 64 92
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +3.85% -3.70%
10th Percentile £10.29 £10.00 £9.75
90th Percentile £29.50 £26.38 £20.00
England median hourly rate £17.30 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +4.85% - +3.13%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 21 February 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
Nottinghamshire +23 121 £375 +10.29% 87
Derbyshire +2 115 £375 +70.45% 38
Leicestershire +13 114 £288 +15.00% 43
Northamptonshire -3 63 £300 +4.35% 36
Lincolnshire +10 37 £260 +52.94% 24
Rutland - 6 £363 - 2
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 164 (34.60%) Active Directory
2 158 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 135 (28.48%) Windows Server
4 115 (24.26%) Linux
5 107 (22.57%) Windows 10
6 99 (20.89%) Microsoft Azure
7 93 (19.62%) Windows 7
8 87 (18.35%) VMware
9 82 (17.30%) Windows Server 2012
10 79 (16.67%) DevOps
10 79 (16.67%) SQL Server
10 79 (16.67%) ITIL
11 74 (15.61%) Microsoft Office
12 71 (14.98%) Windows Server 2008
13 70 (14.77%) Migration
14 67 (14.14%) SQL
15 62 (13.08%) Office 365
16 61 (12.87%) Security Cleared
17 55 (11.60%) Agile Software Development
17 55 (11.60%) Analytical Skills
18 54 (11.39%) Hyper-V
19 53 (11.18%) PowerShell
20 46 (9.70%) .NET
20 46 (9.70%) Citrix
21 45 (9.49%) Unix
22 44 (9.28%) SAN
23 42 (8.86%) TCP/IP
23 42 (8.86%) DNS
23 42 (8.86%) Finance
23 42 (8.86%) VMware Infrastructure

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 41 (8.65%) MS Exchange
2 25 (5.27%) IIS
3 22 (4.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (3.59%) SharePoint
4 17 (3.59%) Skype for Business
5 11 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (1.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 7 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (0.84%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.63%) JBoss
8 3 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.42%) Apache
9 2 (0.42%) Confluence
9 2 (0.42%) Documentum
9 2 (0.42%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.42%) SAS
9 2 (0.42%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.42%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.21%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 74 (15.61%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (1.05%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.63%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.27%) Oracle 11i
2 3 (0.63%) SystmOne
3 2 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.21%) Demantra
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.21%) SnowdropKCS
4 1 (0.21%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 99 (20.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 62 (13.08%) Office 365
3 32 (6.75%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (1.90%) PaaS
5 5 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (1.05%) IaaS
6 4 (0.84%) SaaS
7 3 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.63%) Dropbox
7 3 (0.63%) G Suite
7 3 (0.63%) Serverless
8 2 (0.42%) GitHub
9 1 (0.21%) Google Drive
9 1 (0.21%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 44 (9.28%) SAN
2 42 (8.86%) DNS
2 42 (8.86%) TCP/IP
3 29 (6.12%) WAN
4 26 (5.49%) Firewall
5 25 (5.27%) LAN
6 19 (4.01%) Internet
6 19 (4.01%) NAS
7 18 (3.80%) DSL
7 18 (3.80%) IPsec
7 18 (3.80%) Kerberos
8 17 (3.59%) DHCP
9 10 (2.11%) Skype
9 10 (2.11%) VLAN
10 9 (1.90%) Wireless
11 8 (1.69%) InfiniBand
11 8 (1.69%) VPN
12 5 (1.05%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (1.05%) Remote Desktop
13 4 (0.84%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 15 (3.16%) MySQL
4 12 (2.53%) Oracle Database
4 12 (2.53%) Relational Database
4 12 (2.53%) SQL Server 2005
5 10 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (1.90%) NoSQL
6 9 (1.90%) Oracle Reports
7 8 (1.69%) Crystal Reports
8 7 (1.48%) CouchDB
8 7 (1.48%) MongoDB
8 7 (1.48%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (0.84%) SQL Server 2016
10 4 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.63%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 38 (8.02%) Git (software)
1 38 (8.02%) Jenkins
2 22 (4.64%) TeamCity
3 14 (2.95%) Subversion
4 9 (1.90%) Octopus Deploy
4 9 (1.90%) Xcode
5 6 (1.27%) Visual Studio
6 5 (1.05%) Burp Suite
6 5 (1.05%) MSI
6 5 (1.05%) ProC
7 4 (0.84%) Protractor
7 4 (0.84%) Qt Creator
8 3 (0.63%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.63%) FishEye
8 3 (0.63%) JIRA
8 3 (0.63%) NUnit
9 2 (0.42%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.42%) NuGet
9 2 (0.42%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.42%) Vagrant
General
1 42 (8.86%) Finance
2 15 (3.16%) Manufacturing
2 15 (3.16%) Retail
3 10 (2.11%) Publishing
4 8 (1.69%) Banking
5 5 (1.05%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.63%) Marketing
6 3 (0.63%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.42%) Automotive
7 2 (0.42%) Back Office
7 2 (0.42%) Electronics
8 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.21%) German Language
8 1 (0.21%) Law
8 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 78 (16.46%) Analyst
2 43 (9.07%) DevOps Engineer
3 41 (8.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 39 (8.23%) Developer
5 37 (7.81%) Architect
6 34 (7.17%) Service Analyst
7 32 (6.75%) Service Desk Analyst
8 31 (6.54%) Consultant
9 29 (6.12%) Desktop Support
10 27 (5.70%) Support Engineer
11 21 (4.43%) Support Analyst
12 20 (4.22%) Azure Architect
13 18 (3.80%) Applications Support
13 18 (3.80%) Windows Engineer
14 17 (3.59%) 2nd Line Support
15 16 (3.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 16 (3.38%) Wintel Engineer
16 15 (3.16%) Operations Engineer
16 15 (3.16%) Senior Architect
17 14 (2.95%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (9.70%) .NET
2 21 (4.43%) LDAP
3 18 (3.80%) Web Services
4 15 (3.16%) HTML
5 13 (2.74%) AngularJS
6 11 (2.32%) RESTful
7 10 (2.11%) XML
8 9 (1.90%) Cocoa
8 9 (1.90%) CSS
9 8 (1.69%) ASP.NET Web API
9 8 (1.69%) HTML5
9 8 (1.69%) Node.js
10 7 (1.48%) Aurelia
10 7 (1.48%) Qt
10 7 (1.48%) Sass
11 6 (1.27%) JSON
12 5 (1.05%) ASP.NET
12 5 (1.05%) jQuery
12 5 (1.05%) REST
12 5 (1.05%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 55 (11.60%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (8.23%) Data Centre
3 26 (5.49%) Computer Science
4 19 (4.01%) PKI
5 16 (3.38%) Life Science
6 15 (3.16%) NHS
7 10 (2.11%) Replication
8 9 (1.90%) Driving Licence
8 9 (1.90%) HP Storage
9 8 (1.69%) EMC VMAX
9 8 (1.69%) EMC VNX
10 7 (1.48%) Virtual Team
11 5 (1.05%) Data Protection Act
11 5 (1.05%) Fat Client
11 5 (1.05%) Management Information System
11 5 (1.05%) Thin Client
12 4 (0.84%) Blackberry
12 4 (0.84%) Clustering
12 4 (0.84%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.84%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 135 (28.48%) Windows Server
2 115 (24.26%) Linux
3 107 (22.57%) Windows 10
4 93 (19.62%) Windows 7
5 82 (17.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 71 (14.98%) Windows Server 2008
7 45 (9.49%) Unix
8 27 (5.70%) Windows 8
8 27 (5.70%) Windows Server 2003
9 21 (4.43%) Apple iOS
10 15 (3.16%) Android
11 10 (2.11%) Windows XP
12 9 (1.90%) Mac OS X
13 8 (1.69%) HPUX
14 5 (1.05%) Mac OS
14 5 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.63%) AIX
15 3 (0.63%) CentOS
15 3 (0.63%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.42%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (16.67%) DevOps
1 79 (16.67%) ITIL
2 70 (14.77%) Migration
3 55 (11.60%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (7.38%) Configuration Management
5 28 (5.91%) Incident Management
5 28 (5.91%) Server Virtualisation
6 26 (5.49%) Project Management
7 25 (5.27%) Disaster Recovery
8 23 (4.85%) Service Management
9 21 (4.43%) Risk Management
10 20 (4.22%) Information Security
11 19 (4.01%) PRINCE2
11 19 (4.01%) Scrum
12 17 (3.59%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (2.53%) Change Management
13 12 (2.53%) Continuous Delivery
13 12 (2.53%) ITSM
13 12 (2.53%) SDLC
14 11 (2.32%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 67 (14.14%) SQL
2 53 (11.18%) PowerShell
3 27 (5.70%) C#
4 26 (5.49%) JavaScript
5 20 (4.22%) Bash Shell
6 14 (2.95%) PHP
7 12 (2.53%) TypeScript
8 10 (2.11%) C++
8 10 (2.11%) Java
9 9 (1.90%) Objective-C
10 7 (1.48%) PL/SQL
10 7 (1.48%) Python
11 5 (1.05%) Apple Swift
11 5 (1.05%) VBScript
12 4 (0.84%) ES6
12 4 (0.84%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.84%) XMLA
13 3 (0.63%) C
13 3 (0.63%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 61 (12.87%) Security Cleared
2 38 (8.02%) SC Cleared
3 35 (7.38%) Degree
3 35 (7.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 27 (5.70%) MCSE
5 19 (4.01%) ITIL Certification
6 16 (3.38%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (2.95%) CCNA
8 12 (2.53%) MCSA
8 12 (2.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (1.90%) DV Cleared
10 8 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (1.05%) CCNP
11 5 (1.05%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (0.63%) CCA
12 3 (0.63%) VCAP
13 2 (0.42%) CCIE
13 2 (0.42%) DBS Check
13 2 (0.42%) MCP
14 1 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.06%) SLA
2 21 (4.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 18 (3.80%) HIPAA
4 17 (3.59%) Actionable Recommendations
5 9 (1.90%) QA
6 2 (0.42%) GDPR
6 2 (0.42%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.42%) PMO
7 1 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 164 (34.60%) Active Directory
2 54 (11.39%) Hyper-V
3 42 (8.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 35 (7.38%) Docker
5 27 (5.70%) Virtual Machines
6 18 (3.80%) vSphere
7 13 (2.74%) XenApp
8 6 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (1.05%) VMware Workstation
9 5 (1.05%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.84%) Firmware
10 4 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.63%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.21%) KVM
12 1 (0.21%) NFS
12 1 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 1 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.21%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 35 (7.38%) SCCM
2 18 (3.80%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (1.90%) Puppet
4 8 (1.69%) EMC VPLEX
5 7 (1.48%) AirWatch
6 6 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (1.05%) SCOM
7 5 (1.05%) WSUS
8 4 (0.84%) Docker Swarm
8 4 (0.84%) Kubernetes
9 3 (0.63%) Jamf Pro
9 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.63%) SCOrch
9 3 (0.63%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.42%) Ansible
10 2 (0.42%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (0.42%) Terraform
10 2 (0.42%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.42%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 1 (0.21%) Packer
Vendors
1 158 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 87 (18.35%) VMware
3 46 (9.70%) Citrix
4 39 (8.23%) Oracle
5 34 (7.17%) Cisco
6 26 (5.49%) HP
7 16 (3.38%) Apple
8 13 (2.74%) NetApp
9 8 (1.69%) 3PAR
9 8 (1.69%) EMC
9 8 (1.69%) Remedy
10 7 (1.48%) Sophos
11 5 (1.05%) Atlassian
11 5 (1.05%) Black Duck
11 5 (1.05%) CheckPoint
11 5 (1.05%) Lotus
11 5 (1.05%) Qualys
11 5 (1.05%) Veracode
12 4 (0.84%) Google
12 4 (0.84%) Red Hat