Period
to 4 December 2021

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 4 December 2021 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
4 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 5 5 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 269 106 370
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 17.27% 14.46% 20.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 79.35% 63.86% 77.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 62 199
10th Percentile £94 £120 £125
25th Percentile £145 £135 £168
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £220 £267 £300
Median % change year-on-year -17.60% -11.00% -5.88%
75th Percentile £388 £384 £392
90th Percentile £472 £498 £500
England median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 15 89
10th Percentile £12.85 £10.64 £11.17
25th Percentile £14.25 £11.82 £11.88
Median hourly rate £14.82 £14.00 £14.50
Median % change year-on-year +5.86% -3.45% -8.58%
75th Percentile £19.34 £17.25 £17.45
90th Percentile £45.00 £19.20 £17.50
England median hourly rate £16.95 £17.43 £16.50
% change year-on-year -2.75% +5.64% -

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 339 166 477
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 21.76% 22.65% 26.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 100 268
10th Percentile £100 £122 £135
25th Percentile £163 £187 £185
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £313 £350 £325
Median % change year-on-year -10.71% +7.69% -7.14%
75th Percentile £450 £428 £438
90th Percentile £538 £502 £529
England median daily rate £488 £438 £420
% change year-on-year +11.43% +4.17% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 16 92
10th Percentile £13.08 £10.73 £11.17
25th Percentile £14.36 £12.09 £11.88
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.20 £15.00
Median % change year-on-year +5.67% -5.37% -5.42%
75th Percentile £19.00 £17.62 £17.50
90th Percentile £46.17 £31.88 "
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.70% +5.71% +0.52%

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 4 December 2021.

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 4 December 2021.

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 4 December 2021. 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
Leicestershire +3 72 £135 -68.24% 40
Derbyshire +15 64 £201 +61.00% 32
Nottinghamshire -6 61 £350 +56.42% 50
Northamptonshire +1 53 £340 +54.55% 33
Lincolnshire -2 12 £213 +30.77% 14
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 4 December 2021, 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.

1 148 (55.02%) Active Directory
2 122 (45.35%) Windows 10
3 118 (43.87%) Microsoft 365
4 111 (41.26%) Microsoft
5 96 (35.69%) Social Skills
6 66 (24.54%) ITIL
7 64 (23.79%) Windows Server
8 63 (23.42%) VMware
9 58 (21.56%) Microsoft Office
10 52 (19.33%) Firewall
11 49 (18.22%) Azure
12 48 (17.84%) Windows 7
13 46 (17.10%) VPN
14 41 (15.24%) VMware Infrastructure
15 38 (14.13%) Linux
16 35 (13.01%) Citrix
17 33 (12.27%) SLA
18 30 (11.15%) HP
18 30 (11.15%) Cisco
18 30 (11.15%) SQL Server
19 29 (10.78%) WAN
20 28 (10.41%) SQL
20 28 (10.41%) Migration
21 27 (10.04%) Microsoft Excel
21 27 (10.04%) Problem-Solving
21 27 (10.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 25 (9.29%) Cisco Certification
23 24 (8.92%) Data Protection
24 23 (8.55%) SCCM
24 23 (8.55%) PowerShell

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 14 (5.20%) MS Exchange
2 10 (3.72%) JBoss
2 10 (3.72%) NetWeaver
2 10 (3.72%) SharePoint
2 10 (3.72%) WebSphere
3 5 (1.86%) Confluence
3 5 (1.86%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.74%) IIS
4 2 (0.74%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.37%) Apache
5 1 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 58 (21.56%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (10.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.23%) Siemens NX
4 1 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.23%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 118 (43.87%) Microsoft 365
2 49 (18.22%) Azure
3 12 (4.46%) SaaS
4 11 (4.09%) IaaS
4 11 (4.09%) PaaS
5 10 (3.72%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 10 (3.72%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 9 (3.35%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (1.86%) AWS
8 2 (0.74%) GCP
8 2 (0.74%) Google Workspace
8 2 (0.74%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.37%) Amazon ECS
9 1 (0.37%) Amazon EKS
9 1 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.37%) AWS Fargate
9 1 (0.37%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.37%) iTunes
9 1 (0.37%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 52 (19.33%) Firewall
2 46 (17.10%) VPN
3 29 (10.78%) WAN
4 21 (7.81%) LAN
5 20 (7.43%) DNS
6 19 (7.06%) Wireless
7 14 (5.20%) DHCP
7 14 (5.20%) Internet
8 13 (4.83%) MPLS
9 12 (4.46%) Skype
10 10 (3.72%) PBX
10 10 (3.72%) SD-WAN
10 10 (3.72%) VoIP
11 8 (2.97%) IPsec
11 8 (2.97%) SSL
12 7 (2.60%) Network Security
12 7 (2.60%) SAN
12 7 (2.60%) SSH
13 5 (1.86%) BGP
13 5 (1.86%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (11.15%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.46%) MySQL
3 11 (4.09%) Azure SQL Database
4 10 (3.72%) DB2
4 10 (3.72%) SAP HANA
5 5 (1.86%) Amazon Redshift
6 4 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.74%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.74%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2019
7 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.37%) Amazon Aurora
8 1 (0.37%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.37%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 8 (2.97%) Git (software)
1 8 (2.97%) JIRA
2 7 (2.60%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.86%) Artifactory
3 5 (1.86%) Bitbucket
3 5 (1.86%) SonarQube
3 5 (1.86%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (1.12%) Chocolatey
5 1 (0.37%) Android Studio
5 1 (0.37%) Robot Framework
5 1 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 96 (35.69%) Social Skills
2 17 (6.32%) Public Sector
3 12 (4.46%) Law
4 10 (3.72%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (3.35%) Retail
6 7 (2.60%) Influencing Skills
7 6 (2.23%) Manufacturing
7 6 (2.23%) Organisational Skills
7 6 (2.23%) Presentation Skills
7 6 (2.23%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.86%) Finance
9 3 (1.12%) Banking
10 2 (0.74%) Documentation Skills
11 1 (0.37%) Advertising
11 1 (0.37%) Automotive
11 1 (0.37%) Back Office
11 1 (0.37%) Billing
11 1 (0.37%) Local Government
11 1 (0.37%) Military
Job Titles
1 54 (20.07%) Analyst
2 49 (18.22%) Support Engineer
3 31 (11.52%) Desktop Support
4 30 (11.15%) Service Analyst
4 30 (11.15%) Service Desk Analyst
5 27 (10.04%) 2nd Line Support
6 26 (9.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 23 (8.55%) IT Support
8 22 (8.18%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 22 (8.18%) IT Engineer
9 20 (7.43%) Desktop Engineer
10 19 (7.06%) Support Analyst
11 17 (6.32%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 17 (6.32%) Systems Engineer
11 17 (6.32%) Windows Engineer
12 15 (5.58%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 13 (4.83%) IT Support Engineer
14 12 (4.46%) Field Engineer
15 11 (4.09%) Architect
16 10 (3.72%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.46%) .NET
2 11 (4.09%) Middleware
3 10 (3.72%) ASP.NET
3 10 (3.72%) SAP Basis
4 7 (2.60%) ADO
4 7 (2.60%) CSS
4 7 (2.60%) HTML
4 7 (2.60%) Web Services
5 5 (1.86%) Apache Cordova
5 5 (1.86%) KnockoutJS
5 5 (1.86%) PhoneGap
5 5 (1.86%) React
6 3 (1.12%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (1.12%) jQuery
7 2 (0.74%) ARM Templates
7 2 (0.74%) LDAP
8 1 (0.37%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.37%) EDI
8 1 (0.37%) RESTful
8 1 (0.37%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.06%) NHS
2 18 (6.69%) Driving Licence
3 17 (6.32%) PKI
4 13 (4.83%) Data Protection Act
5 12 (4.46%) Data Centre
6 11 (4.09%) Public Cloud
6 11 (4.09%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (2.97%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.49%) BYOD
8 4 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.74%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.74%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.74%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.37%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.37%) EPoS
10 1 (0.37%) iPhone
10 1 (0.37%) Learning Management System
10 1 (0.37%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.37%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.37%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 122 (45.35%) Windows 10
2 64 (23.79%) Windows Server
3 48 (17.84%) Windows 7
4 38 (14.13%) Linux
5 18 (6.69%) Unix
6 17 (6.32%) Android
7 12 (4.46%) Apple iOS
8 11 (4.09%) AIX
9 10 (3.72%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (3.35%) Mac OS
11 8 (2.97%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (2.60%) Windows Server 2016
13 6 (2.23%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.74%) CentOS
14 2 (0.74%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.74%) MVS
14 2 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.74%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.37%) SUSE
15 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (24.54%) ITIL
2 28 (10.41%) Migration
3 27 (10.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 27 (10.04%) Problem-Solving
4 24 (8.92%) Data Protection
5 18 (6.69%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (6.32%) Root Cause Analysis
7 15 (5.58%) Disaster Recovery
8 14 (5.20%) High Availability
9 13 (4.83%) DevOps
10 12 (4.46%) Business Continuity
10 12 (4.46%) Configuration Management
10 12 (4.46%) Decision-Making
10 12 (4.46%) Service Management
11 11 (4.09%) Identity Management
11 11 (4.09%) Software Engineering
11 11 (4.09%) Storage Management
12 10 (3.72%) Business Analysis
12 10 (3.72%) Microservices
12 10 (3.72%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 28 (10.41%) SQL
2 23 (8.55%) PowerShell
3 11 (4.09%) C#
4 9 (3.35%) JavaScript
4 9 (3.35%) Python
5 7 (2.60%) Groovy
6 6 (2.23%) VBScript
7 5 (1.86%) T-SQL
7 5 (1.86%) TypeScript
8 3 (1.12%) C
9 2 (0.74%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.74%) PHP
9 2 (0.74%) VB
9 2 (0.74%) VBA
10 1 (0.37%) Perl
Qualifications
1 25 (9.29%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (8.55%) SC Cleared
2 23 (8.55%) Security Cleared
3 21 (7.81%) CCNA
4 17 (6.32%) MCP
5 11 (4.09%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (3.35%) Degree
7 8 (2.97%) CCNP
8 4 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (1.49%) MCSA
8 4 (1.49%) MCSE
9 3 (1.12%) A+ Certification
9 3 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.74%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.74%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.74%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.37%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.37%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.37%) Dell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (12.27%) SLA
2 10 (3.72%) COBIT
2 10 (3.72%) GDPR
2 10 (3.72%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.37%) PMO
System Software
1 148 (55.02%) Active Directory
2 41 (15.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.46%) Docker
4 11 (4.09%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (3.72%) Hyper-V
6 7 (2.60%) vSphere
7 3 (1.12%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (1.12%) XenApp
8 2 (0.74%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.74%) Firmware
8 2 (0.74%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.37%) GPFS
9 1 (0.37%) NFS
9 1 (0.37%) pfSense
9 1 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.37%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 23 (8.55%) SCCM
2 19 (7.06%) Kubernetes
3 12 (4.46%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 10 (3.72%) Ansible
5 9 (3.35%) Puppet
6 7 (2.60%) Istio
7 4 (1.49%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (1.49%) SCOrch
8 3 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (1.12%) SCOM
8 3 (1.12%) vCenter Server
8 3 (1.12%) WSUS
9 2 (0.74%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.74%) Terraform
10 1 (0.37%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.37%) CloudForms
10 1 (0.37%) Nagios
10 1 (0.37%) Nessus
10 1 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.37%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 111 (41.26%) Microsoft
2 63 (23.42%) VMware
3 35 (13.01%) Citrix
4 30 (11.15%) Cisco
4 30 (11.15%) HP
5 18 (6.69%) Oracle
6 17 (6.32%) Aruba
7 15 (5.58%) Palo Alto
8 13 (4.83%) Red Hat
9 11 (4.09%) SAP
10 10 (3.72%) Software AG
11 9 (3.35%) ServiceNow
12 6 (2.23%) Aerohive Networks
12 6 (2.23%) Siemens
12 6 (2.23%) SolarWinds
13 5 (1.86%) Apple
14 4 (1.49%) Bomgar
14 4 (1.49%) Extreme Networks
14 4 (1.49%) IBM
14 4 (1.49%) Ruckus Wireless