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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
England / East Midlands
Rank 9 7 4
Rank change year-on-year -2 -3  
Contract jobs citing Windows 197 192 247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 13.23% 11.83% 14.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.47% 59.44% 63.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 94 101
Median daily rate £300 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £111 £81
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £413 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 32 47
Median hourly rate £14.25 £13.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.63% -8.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.88 £19.75 £23.01
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.63 £14.80
% change year-on-year -7.22% +5.60%  

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 292 323 388
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 19.61% 19.90% 23.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 157 182
Median daily rate £300 £338 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -2.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £180 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £425 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 36 48
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.80 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £35.00 £23.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.84 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.44% +8.64%  

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 March 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 27 March 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
Derbyshire -2 54 £215 -41.89% 10
Northamptonshire +7 51 £300 -7.69% 20
Leicestershire -6 44 £300 +42.01% 25
Nottinghamshire -2 29 £340 +23.63% 19
Lincolnshire -7 8 - - 5
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 162 (43.90%) Active Directory
2 153 (41.46%) Microsoft
3 108 (29.27%) Windows Server
4 93 (25.20%) Windows 7
5 91 (24.66%) SQL Server
6 76 (20.60%) ITIL
7 73 (19.78%) Linux
8 72 (19.51%) VMware
8 72 (19.51%) SCCM
9 64 (17.34%) Windows Server 2008
10 63 (17.07%) Windows Server 2012
11 61 (16.53%) Windows 10
11 61 (16.53%) MS Office
12 59 (15.99%) Security Cleared
13 58 (15.72%) SQL
14 57 (15.45%) Unix
15 50 (13.55%) MS Excel
16 48 (13.01%) VMware Infrastructure
16 48 (13.01%) SC Cleared
17 43 (11.65%) Windows Server 2003
17 43 (11.65%) MS Exchange
17 43 (11.65%) Oracle
18 40 (10.84%) .NET
19 37 (10.03%) Citrix
20 36 (9.76%) Migration
20 36 (9.76%) Office 365
21 35 (9.49%) Manufacturing
21 35 (9.49%) HP
22 34 (9.21%) TCP/IP
22 34 (9.21%) DNS

Windows
Top Related 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 43 (11.65%) MS Exchange
2 28 (7.59%) IIS
3 23 (6.23%) SharePoint
4 14 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (2.71%) Skype for Business
6 7 (1.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 7 (1.90%) Oracle Workflow
6 7 (1.90%) Tomcat
7 6 (1.63%) IBM Notes
7 6 (1.63%) iPlanet
7 6 (1.63%) WebLogic
8 5 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (1.36%) JBoss
9 4 (1.08%) ArcGIS
10 3 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.81%) MQSeries
10 3 (0.81%) NServiceBus
10 3 (0.81%) SAS
10 3 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 61 (16.53%) MS Office
2 50 (13.55%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.36%) MS Project
4 4 (1.08%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (4.61%) Oracle 11i
2 13 (3.52%) Oracle Applications
3 7 (1.90%) Demantra
3 7 (1.90%) SnowdropKCS
4 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 36 (9.76%) Office 365
2 12 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.71%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (2.71%) OneDrive
4 5 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (1.08%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.54%) IaaS
7 2 (0.54%) PaaS
8 1 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.27%) Route 53
8 1 (0.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (9.21%) DNS
1 34 (9.21%) TCP/IP
2 29 (7.86%) LAN
3 28 (7.59%) Firewall
4 25 (6.78%) SAN
5 24 (6.50%) WAN
6 20 (5.42%) DHCP
7 18 (4.88%) Remote Desktop
8 17 (4.61%) Wireless
9 15 (4.07%) Unified Communications
10 10 (2.71%) Skype
10 10 (2.71%) VPN
11 9 (2.44%) LDAP
11 9 (2.44%) NAS
12 8 (2.17%) VoIP
13 6 (1.63%) BIG-IP
13 6 (1.63%) Kerberos
13 6 (1.63%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (1.36%) Internet
15 4 (1.08%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (24.66%) SQL Server
2 32 (8.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 28 (7.59%) Oracle Database
4 26 (7.05%) Relational Database
5 19 (5.15%) SQL Server 2005
6 17 (4.61%) Oracle Database 10g
6 17 (4.61%) Oracle Reports
7 11 (2.98%) SQL Server 2008
8 10 (2.71%) Crystal Reports
9 7 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (1.63%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 4 (1.08%) Amazon Redshift
11 4 (1.08%) DB2
11 4 (1.08%) DTS
11 4 (1.08%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 4 (1.08%) Star Schema
12 3 (0.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (2.98%) Oracle Forms
1 11 (2.98%) TeamCity
2 10 (2.71%) Git (software)
3 8 (2.17%) JIRA
4 7 (1.90%) Jenkins
5 6 (1.63%) Selenium
6 4 (1.08%) JDeveloper
6 4 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.81%) Eclipse
7 3 (0.81%) IntelliJ
7 3 (0.81%) JBehave
7 3 (0.81%) JUnit
7 3 (0.81%) Maven
7 3 (0.81%) NUnit
7 3 (0.81%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (0.81%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.54%) git-flow
8 2 (0.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.27%) GitLab
9 1 (0.27%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 35 (9.49%) Manufacturing
2 33 (8.94%) Finance
3 29 (7.86%) Retail
4 12 (3.25%) Publishing
4 12 (3.25%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.36%) Banking
5 5 (1.36%) Legal
6 4 (1.08%) Avionics
6 4 (1.08%) Military
7 3 (0.81%) Local Government
8 2 (0.54%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.54%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 81 (21.95%) Analyst
2 47 (12.74%) Support Engineer
3 46 (12.47%) Support Analyst
4 38 (10.30%) Windows Engineer
5 31 (8.40%) Applications Support
6 27 (7.32%) Applications Support Analyst
6 27 (7.32%) Architect
7 25 (6.78%) 2nd Line Support
8 22 (5.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 21 (5.69%) IT Support
10 20 (5.42%) Developer
11 19 (5.15%) Desktop Engineer
12 17 (4.61%) Desktop Support
12 17 (4.61%) Windows Support Engineer
13 16 (4.34%) IT Engineer
14 15 (4.07%) 3rd Line Support
14 15 (4.07%) Deployment Engineer
14 15 (4.07%) Service Analyst
14 15 (4.07%) Service Desk Analyst
14 15 (4.07%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (10.84%) .NET
2 11 (2.98%) J2EE
3 10 (2.71%) XML
4 7 (1.90%) WPF
5 6 (1.63%) CSS
5 6 (1.63%) HTML
6 5 (1.36%) ADSI
6 5 (1.36%) DCOM
6 5 (1.36%) JSON
6 5 (1.36%) JSP
6 5 (1.36%) Spring
7 4 (1.08%) COM
7 4 (1.08%) HTML5
7 4 (1.08%) REST
7 4 (1.08%) Software Packaging
7 4 (1.08%) WCF
8 3 (0.81%) AngularJS
8 3 (0.81%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (0.81%) Entity Framework
8 3 (0.81%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.50%) Data Centre
2 22 (5.96%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (3.79%) Clustering
4 8 (2.17%) EPoS
4 8 (2.17%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.90%) User Experience
6 6 (1.63%) Blackberry
6 6 (1.63%) iPad
6 6 (1.63%) Mobile App
6 6 (1.63%) PKI
7 5 (1.36%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.08%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (0.81%) Driving Licence
9 3 (0.81%) HP Storage
9 3 (0.81%) HP StoreVirtual
10 2 (0.54%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.54%) Grid Computing
10 2 (0.54%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.54%) Smart Meter
10 2 (0.54%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 108 (29.27%) Windows Server
2 93 (25.20%) Windows 7
3 73 (19.78%) Linux
4 64 (17.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 63 (17.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 61 (16.53%) Windows 10
7 57 (15.45%) Unix
8 43 (11.65%) Windows Server 2003
9 32 (8.67%) Windows XP
10 24 (6.50%) Android
11 20 (5.42%) Windows 8
12 17 (4.61%) Apple iOS
13 11 (2.98%) HPUX
14 8 (2.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 8 (2.17%) Windows Mobile
15 7 (1.90%) AIX
16 6 (1.63%) Solaris
17 4 (1.08%) Embedded Linux
18 3 (0.81%) Windows 2000
18 3 (0.81%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (20.60%) ITIL
2 36 (9.76%) Migration
3 24 (6.50%) Configuration Management
4 21 (5.69%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (5.42%) Disaster Recovery
6 19 (5.15%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 18 (4.88%) Project Management
8 17 (4.61%) QMS
9 15 (4.07%) Business Analysis
9 15 (4.07%) Data Loss Prevention
9 15 (4.07%) ITIL V3
10 14 (3.79%) ITSM
11 13 (3.52%) Asset Management
11 13 (3.52%) Continuous Improvement
11 13 (3.52%) Service Management
12 12 (3.25%) Application Packaging
12 12 (3.25%) High Availability
13 11 (2.98%) PRINCE2
13 11 (2.98%) Scrum
13 11 (2.98%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 58 (15.72%) SQL
2 22 (5.96%) Java
3 20 (5.42%) C#
3 20 (5.42%) PowerShell
4 17 (4.61%) PL/SQL
5 13 (3.52%) VBScript
6 9 (2.44%) JavaScript
7 7 (1.90%) C
7 7 (1.90%) VB
8 6 (1.63%) VB.NET
9 5 (1.36%) Python
10 4 (1.08%) C++
11 1 (0.27%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.27%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.27%) COBOL
11 1 (0.27%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.27%) PHP
11 1 (0.27%) R
11 1 (0.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 59 (15.99%) Security Cleared
2 48 (13.01%) SC Cleared
3 32 (8.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (5.42%) MCSE
5 19 (5.15%) ITIL Certification
6 18 (4.88%) Degree
7 9 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (2.17%) CCNA
8 8 (2.17%) MCITP
9 7 (1.90%) MCP
10 6 (1.63%) DBS Check
11 4 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.81%) ISEB
12 3 (0.81%) MCSA
13 2 (0.54%) CISSP
13 2 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 1 (0.27%) A+ Certification
14 1 (0.27%) AWS Certification
14 1 (0.27%) Citrix Certification
14 1 (0.27%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.79%) ISO 9001
2 13 (3.52%) SLA
3 5 (1.36%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.54%) QA
5 1 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.27%) PMO
5 1 (0.27%) SDET
5 1 (0.27%) TickIT
System Software
1 162 (43.90%) Active Directory
2 48 (13.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (5.69%) Hyper-V
4 11 (2.98%) BitLocker
5 9 (2.44%) XenDesktop
6 8 (2.17%) GPFS
6 8 (2.17%) vSphere
7 7 (1.90%) XenApp
8 6 (1.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 6 (1.63%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (1.08%) Docker
9 4 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (1.08%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.81%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.54%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.54%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 72 (19.51%) SCCM
2 11 (2.98%) SCOM
3 10 (2.71%) AirWatch
4 8 (2.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 6 (1.63%) EMC NetWorker
5 6 (1.63%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (1.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 5 (1.36%) Ansible
6 5 (1.36%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (1.08%) NetBackup
7 4 (1.08%) Puppet
7 4 (1.08%) XenMobile
8 3 (0.81%) HP Data Protector
8 3 (0.81%) Kubernetes
8 3 (0.81%) Terraform
9 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.54%) ServiceCenter
9 2 (0.54%) WSUS
9 2 (0.54%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 153 (41.46%) Microsoft
2 72 (19.51%) VMware
3 43 (11.65%) Oracle
4 37 (10.03%) Citrix
5 35 (9.49%) HP
6 30 (8.13%) Cisco
7 25 (6.78%) Intel Security
8 19 (5.15%) Dell
9 16 (4.34%) NetApp
10 14 (3.79%) Sun
11 10 (2.71%) EMC
11 10 (2.71%) Red Hat
11 10 (2.71%) Symantec
12 8 (2.17%) BMC
13 6 (1.63%) BEA
13 6 (1.63%) F5
13 6 (1.63%) Lotus
13 6 (1.63%) Siemens
13 6 (1.63%) Webroot
14 4 (1.08%) 3PAR
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £120 - £180 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £11.17 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP - IT, Digital, Broadcasting & Media Recruitment Specialists
Rate: From £220 to £280 per day or FTC at £35K per annum pro rata
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Oscar
Rate: £70 - £120 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £250 - 280 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottinghamshire
Rullion
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: £Negotiable/Flexible
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £280 - 320 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £300 - 340 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Rate: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Leicestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: COMPETITIVE DAILY RATE
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited
Posted: 2 days ago