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 3 months to 24 June 2017 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 6 6
Rank change year-on-year -1 0  
Contract jobs citing Windows 203 187 216
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 13.49% 12.17% 13.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.70% 65.38% 60.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 92 93
Median daily rate £300 £400 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.04% +32.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £225 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £620 £407
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 31 36
Median hourly rate £14.20 £14.00 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.42% +9.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.50 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £18.75 £20.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.38 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.39% +5.64%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 329 286 359
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 21.86% 18.62% 22.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 156 164
Median daily rate £338 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.62% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £615 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 32 38
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +3.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.14 £11.50 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £20.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands citing Windows as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicestershire 0 65 £273 -16.15% 13
Nottinghamshire 0 52 £375 -37.50% 16
Northamptonshire +2 41 £299 -13.09% 9
Derbyshire -7 31 £300 -23.07% 14
Lincolnshire 0 30 - - 4
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for Windows.

1 155 (39.54%) Microsoft
2 134 (34.18%) Active Directory
3 112 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 95 (24.23%) SQL Server
5 72 (18.37%) VMware
5 72 (18.37%) Windows 7
6 70 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 66 (16.84%) Linux
8 65 (16.58%) Microsoft Office
8 65 (16.58%) SQL
8 65 (16.58%) SCCM
9 62 (15.82%) ITIL
10 59 (15.05%) .NET
11 53 (13.52%) Windows 10
12 51 (13.01%) Security Cleared
13 50 (12.76%) Migration
14 47 (11.99%) Unix
15 46 (11.73%) PowerShell
15 46 (11.73%) Office 365
16 44 (11.22%) Windows Server 2008
16 44 (11.22%) SC Cleared
17 43 (10.97%) VMware Infrastructure
17 43 (10.97%) Agile Software Development
18 41 (10.46%) HP
19 38 (9.69%) Citrix
20 37 (9.44%) Microsoft Certification
20 37 (9.44%) Microsoft Azure
21 36 (9.18%) TCP/IP
21 36 (9.18%) MS Exchange
22 35 (8.93%) 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 36 (9.18%) MS Exchange
2 34 (8.67%) IIS
3 15 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (2.81%) SharePoint
5 10 (2.55%) ArcGIS
5 10 (2.55%) NServiceBus
6 9 (2.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 8 (2.04%) IBM Notes
8 7 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (1.79%) Skype for Business
9 6 (1.53%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (1.28%) JBoss
11 4 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.77%) MQSeries
12 3 (0.77%) nginx
12 3 (0.77%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (0.77%) SAS
12 3 (0.77%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.51%) Apache
Applications
1 65 (16.58%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.51%) Doxygen
3 2 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 13 (3.32%) Oracle 11i
2 9 (2.30%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.77%) Demantra
3 3 (0.77%) SnowdropKCS
4 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 46 (11.73%) Office 365
2 37 (9.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (4.34%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.77%) IaaS
6 2 (0.51%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.51%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.26%) G Suite
7 1 (0.26%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (9.18%) TCP/IP
2 33 (8.42%) DNS
3 27 (6.89%) Firewall
3 27 (6.89%) LAN
3 27 (6.89%) SAN
4 25 (6.38%) DHCP
5 21 (5.36%) Wireless
6 17 (4.34%) WAN
7 15 (3.83%) Remote Desktop
8 11 (2.81%) VPN
9 10 (2.55%) Link 16
10 8 (2.04%) Unified Communications
11 7 (1.79%) Internet
11 7 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (1.53%) LDAP
12 6 (1.53%) VoIP
13 5 (1.28%) Kerberos
13 5 (1.28%) Skype
14 4 (1.02%) BGP
14 4 (1.02%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (24.23%) SQL Server
2 31 (7.91%) SQL Server 2012
3 19 (4.85%) Relational Database
4 16 (4.08%) Oracle Database
4 16 (4.08%) SQL Server 2005
5 14 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
6 13 (3.32%) Oracle Database 10g
7 9 (2.30%) MongoDB
8 6 (1.53%) Crystal Reports
8 6 (1.53%) MySQL
8 6 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (1.28%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 3 (0.77%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 3 (0.77%) SAS Enterprise Miner
11 3 (0.77%) SQL Server 2016
11 3 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (4.08%) Git (software)
2 14 (3.57%) Jenkins
2 14 (3.57%) Octopus Deploy
3 12 (3.06%) TeamCity
4 9 (2.30%) Oracle Forms
5 6 (1.53%) JIRA
6 5 (1.28%) Subversion
7 4 (1.02%) Bitbucket
7 4 (1.02%) Selenium
8 3 (0.77%) NUnit
8 3 (0.77%) SpecFlow
8 3 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.51%) Burp Suite
9 2 (0.51%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.51%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.26%) NuGet
10 1 (0.26%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.26%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.26%) YouTrack
General
1 35 (8.93%) Finance
2 30 (7.65%) Retail
3 23 (5.87%) Manufacturing
4 10 (2.55%) Avionics
4 10 (2.55%) Military
5 7 (1.79%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.53%) Publishing
7 4 (1.02%) Back Office
8 3 (0.77%) Legal
9 2 (0.51%) Advertising
10 1 (0.26%) Automotive
10 1 (0.26%) Banking
10 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.26%) Local Government
10 1 (0.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 76 (19.39%) Analyst
2 40 (10.20%) Support Analyst
3 39 (9.95%) Support Engineer
4 38 (9.69%) Developer
5 31 (7.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 30 (7.65%) Windows Engineer
7 29 (7.40%) Applications Support
8 23 (5.87%) Desktop Support
9 21 (5.36%) Applications Support Analyst
9 21 (5.36%) Architect
9 21 (5.36%) Desktop Engineer
10 17 (4.34%) Administrator
10 17 (4.34%) Service Analyst
10 17 (4.34%) Service Desk Analyst
10 17 (4.34%) Systems Engineer
11 16 (4.08%) Consultant
12 15 (3.83%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 15 (3.83%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 15 (3.83%) DevOps Engineer
13 14 (3.57%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (15.05%) .NET
2 14 (3.57%) WPF
3 12 (3.06%) DCOM
4 11 (2.81%) COM
4 11 (2.81%) HTML
5 9 (2.30%) CSS
5 9 (2.30%) KnockoutJS
5 9 (2.30%) Node.js
6 8 (2.04%) HTML5
7 7 (1.79%) RESTful
7 7 (1.79%) Web Services
8 6 (1.53%) ASP.NET
8 6 (1.53%) J2EE
8 6 (1.53%) WCF
9 5 (1.28%) ADSI
9 5 (1.28%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (1.28%) CSS3
9 5 (1.28%) MFC
10 4 (1.02%) AngularJS
10 4 (1.02%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
1 21 (5.36%) Data Centre
2 16 (4.08%) Clustering
2 16 (4.08%) User Experience
3 12 (3.06%) EPoS
4 8 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (1.79%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.79%) PKI
6 6 (1.53%) Blackberry
6 6 (1.53%) Smartphone
7 5 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.02%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.02%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.02%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.02%) Replication
8 4 (1.02%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.77%) Fat Client
9 3 (0.77%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.77%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.51%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 112 (28.57%) Windows Server
2 72 (18.37%) Windows 7
3 70 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 66 (16.84%) Linux
5 53 (13.52%) Windows 10
6 47 (11.99%) Unix
7 44 (11.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 27 (6.89%) Windows 8
9 26 (6.63%) Windows Server 2003
10 23 (5.87%) Windows XP
11 22 (5.61%) Android
12 20 (5.10%) Apple iOS
13 8 (2.04%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 8 (2.04%) Windows Mobile
14 7 (1.79%) HPUX
15 5 (1.28%) Data ONTAP
15 5 (1.28%) VMS
15 5 (1.28%) Windows Vista
16 4 (1.02%) Solaris
17 3 (0.77%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (15.82%) ITIL
2 50 (12.76%) Migration
3 43 (10.97%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (6.63%) DevOps
4 26 (6.63%) Scrum
5 23 (5.87%) Service Management
6 18 (4.59%) ITSM
6 18 (4.59%) Project Management
7 17 (4.34%) Configuration Management
7 17 (4.34%) OO
7 17 (4.34%) Software Engineering
8 15 (3.83%) Software Testing
8 15 (3.83%) Time Management
9 14 (3.57%) Test Strategy
10 13 (3.32%) Disaster Recovery
10 13 (3.32%) E-Commerce
11 12 (3.06%) High Availability
11 12 (3.06%) ITIL V3
11 12 (3.06%) QMS
11 12 (3.06%) UML
Programming Languages
1 65 (16.58%) SQL
2 46 (11.73%) PowerShell
3 32 (8.16%) C#
4 20 (5.10%) VBScript
5 14 (3.57%) PL/SQL
5 14 (3.57%) VB
6 12 (3.06%) C
7 9 (2.30%) C++
7 9 (2.30%) Java
8 6 (1.53%) VB.NET
9 4 (1.02%) Python
10 3 (0.77%) PHP
11 2 (0.51%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.51%) F#
11 2 (0.51%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.51%) Tcl
12 1 (0.26%) R
12 1 (0.26%) Ruby
12 1 (0.26%) Scala
12 1 (0.26%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 51 (13.01%) Security Cleared
2 44 (11.22%) SC Cleared
3 37 (9.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (5.10%) Degree
5 16 (4.08%) MCSE
6 14 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (3.06%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (2.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (2.30%) CCNA
10 8 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
10 8 (2.04%) MCITP
11 7 (1.79%) CCNP
12 4 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 3 (0.77%) ISEB
13 3 (0.77%) ISTQB
13 3 (0.77%) MCP
14 2 (0.51%) CCDP
14 2 (0.51%) CISSP
14 2 (0.51%) DV Cleared
15 1 (0.26%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.34%) SLA
2 10 (2.55%) ISO 9001
2 10 (2.55%) MIL-STD-1553
3 5 (1.28%) QA
4 4 (1.02%) TickIT
5 2 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.26%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.26%) PMO
System Software
1 134 (34.18%) Active Directory
2 43 (10.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (8.42%) Hyper-V
4 17 (4.34%) Docker
5 12 (3.06%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (2.55%) vSphere
6 10 (2.55%) XenDesktop
7 8 (2.04%) GPFS
8 5 (1.28%) XenApp
9 4 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.02%) VMware Server
10 3 (0.77%) BitLocker
10 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.77%) Terminal Server
10 3 (0.77%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.26%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.26%) vCloud
11 1 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 65 (16.58%) SCCM
2 16 (4.08%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (3.83%) Kubernetes
4 13 (3.32%) Terraform
5 12 (3.06%) SCOM
6 6 (1.53%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (1.28%) AirWatch
7 5 (1.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 5 (1.28%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (1.28%) Puppet
8 4 (1.02%) Ansible
8 4 (1.02%) Consul
8 4 (1.02%) Galera Cluster
8 4 (1.02%) OVSD
8 4 (1.02%) WSUS
8 4 (1.02%) XenMobile
9 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.51%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 155 (39.54%) Microsoft
2 72 (18.37%) VMware
3 41 (10.46%) HP
4 38 (9.69%) Citrix
5 33 (8.42%) Oracle
6 30 (7.65%) Cisco
7 24 (6.12%) Dell
8 17 (4.34%) NetApp
9 8 (2.04%) Lotus
9 8 (2.04%) McAfee
10 7 (1.79%) Sun
10 7 (1.79%) Symantec
11 5 (1.28%) Apple
11 5 (1.28%) SolarWinds
12 4 (1.02%) BMC
12 4 (1.02%) EMC
12 4 (1.02%) Palo Alto
12 4 (1.02%) Percona
12 4 (1.02%) Red Hat
12 4 (1.02%) Xamarin
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