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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 23 May 2022 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
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1 9 3
Rank change year-on-year +8 -6 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 267 126 195
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 19.49% 13.32% 17.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 82.15% 71.59% 80.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 79 97
10th Percentile £126 £92 £124
25th Percentile £155 £125 £156
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £248 £190 £275
Median % change year-on-year +30.26% -30.91% -15.38%
75th Percentile £386 £363 £414
90th Percentile £474 £475 £500
England median daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 13 49
10th Percentile £13.43 £11.42 £11.00
25th Percentile £15.00 £12.50 £11.63
Median hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £14.39
Median % change year-on-year +33.33% +4.24% -6.38%
75th Percentile £23.25 £16.38 £17.50
90th Percentile £32.10 £17.34 £18.05
England median hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +21.21% -2.94% +6.25%

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 325 176 241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 23.72% 18.60% 21.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 108 126
10th Percentile £129 £92 £135
25th Percentile £165 £134 £175
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £300 £264 £340
Median % change year-on-year +13.74% -22.43% -9.33%
75th Percentile £450 £403 £450
90th Percentile £500 £477 £521
England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -3.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 19 49
10th Percentile £13.50 £11.85 £11.00
25th Percentile £15.00 £12.88 £11.63
Median hourly rate £18.50 £14.61 £14.39
Median % change year-on-year +26.63% +1.53% -6.77%
75th Percentile £22.75 £16.53 £17.50
90th Percentile £24.00 £48.75 £18.05
England median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £17.42
% change year-on-year +22.86% +0.44% +2.79%

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 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Derbyshire +8 93 £238 -21.49% 24
Northamptonshire 0 60 £248 +23.75% 19
Leicestershire -2 47 £225 +106.42% 33
Nottinghamshire +7 40 £326 +0.15% 37
Lincolnshire 0 22 £160 -30.62% 10
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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.

1 132 (49.44%) Active Directory
2 121 (45.32%) Microsoft 365
3 116 (43.45%) Windows 10
4 114 (42.70%) Microsoft
5 75 (28.09%) Windows Server
6 70 (26.22%) Windows 7
7 59 (22.10%) Microsoft Office
8 57 (21.35%) VMware
9 54 (20.22%) Security Cleared
10 52 (19.48%) SC Cleared
11 50 (18.73%) ITIL
11 50 (18.73%) Social Skills
12 44 (16.48%) Azure
13 40 (14.98%) SCCM
14 39 (14.61%) Cisco
15 38 (14.23%) VMware Infrastructure
16 37 (13.86%) DNS
17 34 (12.73%) PowerShell
18 33 (12.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 28 (10.49%) SLA
20 26 (9.74%) Linux
21 25 (9.36%) SQL
22 21 (7.87%) Migration
22 21 (7.87%) DHCP
23 20 (7.49%) VPN
23 20 (7.49%) Firewall
23 20 (7.49%) Windows Server 2008
23 20 (7.49%) Hyper-V
24 19 (7.12%) NHS
25 18 (6.74%) Citrix

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 17 (6.37%) MS Exchange
2 10 (3.75%) SharePoint
3 8 (3.00%) WebLogic
4 7 (2.62%) IIS
5 2 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.75%) JBoss
6 1 (0.37%) Confluence
6 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.37%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.37%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 59 (22.10%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (5.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.12%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.37%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 121 (45.32%) Microsoft 365
2 44 (16.48%) Azure
3 8 (3.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (2.62%) AWS
5 6 (2.25%) IaaS
6 4 (1.50%) Nutanix
6 4 (1.50%) OneDrive
7 3 (1.12%) GCP
8 2 (0.75%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.75%) PaaS
8 2 (0.75%) Serverless
9 1 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.37%) Amazon ECS
9 1 (0.37%) Amazon EKS
9 1 (0.37%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.37%) AWS Fargate
9 1 (0.37%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 1 (0.37%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 1 (0.37%) Rubrik
9 1 (0.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (13.86%) DNS
2 21 (7.87%) DHCP
3 20 (7.49%) Firewall
3 20 (7.49%) VPN
4 17 (6.37%) LAN
5 16 (5.99%) WAN
6 12 (4.49%) TCP/IP
7 9 (3.37%) Wireless
8 7 (2.62%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (1.87%) Internet
10 4 (1.50%) BGP
11 3 (1.12%) DMZ
11 3 (1.12%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 3 (1.12%) HTTP
11 3 (1.12%) MPLS
11 3 (1.12%) Network Security
11 3 (1.12%) SAN
11 3 (1.12%) WLAN
12 2 (0.75%) Kerberos
12 2 (0.75%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.24%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.12%) Couchbase
2 3 (1.12%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.75%) MySQL
3 2 (0.75%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.37%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.37%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.37%) DB2
4 1 (0.37%) Ingres
4 1 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.37%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.37%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.37%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 5 (1.87%) Git (software)
1 5 (1.87%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.50%) JIRA
2 4 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (1.50%) TeamCity
3 3 (1.12%) Bitbucket
3 3 (1.12%) Hudson
3 3 (1.12%) MbUnit
3 3 (1.12%) Mercurial
3 3 (1.12%) MSTest
3 3 (1.12%) NUnit
3 3 (1.12%) Selenium
3 3 (1.12%) SpecFlow
3 3 (1.12%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.37%) Bitbucket Server
4 1 (0.37%) CA Release Automation
4 1 (0.37%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 50 (18.73%) Social Skills
2 14 (5.24%) Public Sector
3 13 (4.87%) Manufacturing
4 9 (3.37%) Finance
5 7 (2.62%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (2.25%) Organisational Skills
7 5 (1.87%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.50%) Law
8 4 (1.50%) Presentation Skills
9 3 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (1.12%) Publishing
10 2 (0.75%) Automotive
10 2 (0.75%) Documentation Skills
10 2 (0.75%) Local Government
10 2 (0.75%) Retail
11 1 (0.37%) Banking
11 1 (0.37%) German Language
11 1 (0.37%) Marketing
11 1 (0.37%) Police
Job Titles
1 64 (23.97%) Support Engineer
2 48 (17.98%) Analyst
3 31 (11.61%) Service Analyst
3 31 (11.61%) Service Desk Analyst
4 27 (10.11%) Desktop Support
5 26 (9.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 24 (8.99%) 2nd Line Support
7 23 (8.61%) IT Support
8 22 (8.24%) IT Engineer
9 19 (7.12%) Desktop Engineer
9 19 (7.12%) Windows Engineer
10 18 (6.74%) 1st Line Support
11 15 (5.62%) Support Analyst
12 14 (5.24%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 14 (5.24%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 13 (4.87%) Field Engineer
14 12 (4.49%) IT Analyst
15 11 (4.12%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
16 10 (3.75%) 1st Line Support Analyst
16 10 (3.75%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.62%) LDAP
2 6 (2.25%) .NET
3 5 (1.87%) ASP.NET
3 5 (1.87%) Oracle Fusion
4 4 (1.50%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (1.50%) Web Services
5 3 (1.12%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.12%) Gherkin
5 3 (1.12%) RESTful
5 3 (1.12%) Swagger
6 2 (0.75%) HTML
7 1 (0.37%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.37%) CSS
7 1 (0.37%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.37%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (0.37%) Middleware
7 1 (0.37%) PhoneGap
7 1 (0.37%) SAP Basis
7 1 (0.37%) Spring Boot
7 1 (0.37%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.12%) NHS
2 14 (5.24%) Data Centre
3 11 (4.12%) Data Protection Act
4 9 (3.37%) Driving Licence
4 9 (3.37%) Smartphone
5 7 (2.62%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (2.25%) PKI
7 5 (1.87%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.50%) Clustering
8 4 (1.50%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.50%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.50%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.12%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.12%) CMDB
9 3 (1.12%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.12%) N-Tier
9 3 (1.12%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.75%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (0.75%) Learning Management System
11 1 (0.37%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 116 (43.45%) Windows 10
2 75 (28.09%) Windows Server
3 70 (26.22%) Windows 7
4 26 (9.74%) Linux
5 20 (7.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (5.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (5.24%) Unix
8 12 (4.49%) Windows Server 2019
9 8 (3.00%) Windows Server 2016
10 6 (2.25%) Mac OS
11 4 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.50%) Solaris
12 3 (1.12%) Android
12 3 (1.12%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.12%) Ubuntu
12 3 (1.12%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.75%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.37%) AIX
14 1 (0.37%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (18.73%) ITIL
2 33 (12.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 21 (7.87%) Migration
4 15 (5.62%) Problem-Solving
5 14 (5.24%) Service Management
6 13 (4.87%) Data Protection
7 10 (3.75%) Incident Management
7 10 (3.75%) Service Delivery
8 9 (3.37%) Project Management
9 8 (3.00%) ITSM
9 8 (3.00%) Server Management
10 7 (2.62%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (2.62%) ITIL V3
10 7 (2.62%) Patch Management
11 6 (2.25%) Customer-Centricity
11 6 (2.25%) DevOps
11 6 (2.25%) Root Cause Analysis
12 5 (1.87%) Agile
12 5 (1.87%) Decision-Making
12 5 (1.87%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 34 (12.73%) PowerShell
2 25 (9.36%) SQL
3 5 (1.87%) C#
3 5 (1.87%) Shell Script
4 3 (1.12%) C
4 3 (1.12%) VB
5 2 (0.75%) Python
6 1 (0.37%) COBOL
6 1 (0.37%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.37%) Perl
6 1 (0.37%) TypeScript
6 1 (0.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 54 (20.22%) Security Cleared
2 52 (19.48%) SC Cleared
3 13 (4.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (4.49%) Degree
5 11 (4.12%) MCSE
6 8 (3.00%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (2.62%) A+ Certification
7 7 (2.62%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (2.62%) MCP
8 3 (1.12%) CCNA
8 3 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.12%) MCSA
8 3 (1.12%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.12%) PMP
8 3 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.75%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.75%) MCITP
10 1 (0.37%) CRISC
10 1 (0.37%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (10.49%) SLA
2 5 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.37%) COBIT
3 1 (0.37%) GDPR
3 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 132 (49.44%) Active Directory
2 38 (14.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (7.49%) Hyper-V
4 14 (5.24%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (3.75%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (3.00%) vSphere
7 4 (1.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (1.50%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (1.50%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (1.50%) XenApp
8 3 (1.12%) Docker
9 2 (0.75%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.75%) NFS
9 2 (0.75%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.37%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.37%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.37%) pfSense
10 1 (0.37%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 40 (14.98%) SCCM
2 11 (4.12%) Active Directory Federation Services
2 11 (4.12%) Microsoft Intune
2 11 (4.12%) vCenter Server
3 6 (2.25%) Ansible
3 6 (2.25%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (1.50%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (1.50%) Terraform
5 3 (1.12%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.75%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.75%) Packer
6 2 (0.75%) SCOM
6 2 (0.75%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.37%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.37%) CloudForms
7 1 (0.37%) Nagios
7 1 (0.37%) VxRail
Vendors
1 114 (42.70%) Microsoft
2 57 (21.35%) VMware
3 39 (14.61%) Cisco
4 18 (6.74%) Citrix
5 14 (5.24%) HP
6 13 (4.87%) Veeam
7 9 (3.37%) Oracle
8 7 (2.62%) Red Hat
9 6 (2.25%) NetApp
10 5 (1.87%) Aerohive Networks
11 4 (1.50%) Aruba
11 4 (1.50%) CheckPoint
11 4 (1.50%) Dell
11 4 (1.50%) EMC
11 4 (1.50%) McAfee
11 4 (1.50%) ServiceNow
11 4 (1.50%) SolarWinds
11 4 (1.50%) Tanium
12 3 (1.12%) Apple
12 3 (1.12%) Zscaler