Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 5 6
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 423 412 351
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 14.86% 13.23% 11.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.36% 61.77% 60.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 274 204
East Midlands median daily rate £345 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -20.00% +22.95%
10th Percentile £128 £133 £112
90th Percentile £482 £484 £659
England median daily rate £375 £360 £363
% change year-on-year +4.17% -0.69% +6.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 66 60
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.86 £14.20 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.69% +5.19% +1.89%
10th Percentile £11.09 £10.44 £8.97
90th Percentile £18.10 £52.50 £20.00
England median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £15.31
% change year-on-year +9.68% +1.26% -4.33%

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 628 667 582
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 22.07% 21.41% 18.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 400 326
East Midlands median daily rate £375 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -13.39% +13.71%
10th Percentile £145 £175 £163
90th Percentile £500 £488 £569
England median daily rate £438 £425 £404
% change year-on-year +2.94% +5.20% +7.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 68 63
East Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £14.20 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.24% +1.43% +3.70%
10th Percentile £11.14 £10.34 £9.80
90th Percentile £21.00 £52.50 £23.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.38 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.68% +5.35% -

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 19 August 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
Derbyshire +10 110 £388 +55.00% 15
Nottinghamshire 0 107 £400 +17.65% 39
Northamptonshire -5 86 £325 -3.70% 26
Leicestershire -1 76 £283 +0.89% 26
Lincolnshire +1 27 £200 -23.81% 4
Rutland - 3 £375 -
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 167 (39.48%) Active Directory
2 139 (32.86%) Microsoft
2 139 (32.86%) Windows 10
3 109 (25.77%) Windows Server
4 106 (25.06%) Windows 7
5 83 (19.62%) Linux
6 73 (17.26%) Office 365
7 72 (17.02%) PowerShell
8 62 (14.66%) SCCM
9 61 (14.42%) ITIL
10 58 (13.71%) Microsoft Office
11 56 (13.24%) Migration
12 51 (12.06%) Windows Server 2012
13 50 (11.82%) DevOps
13 50 (11.82%) SQL Server
14 49 (11.58%) VMware
15 48 (11.35%) SQL
16 47 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
17 46 (10.87%) Security Cleared
17 46 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
18 45 (10.64%) Microsoft Azure
18 45 (10.64%) Git (software)
19 44 (10.40%) Citrix
20 43 (10.17%) Finance
20 43 (10.17%) SC Cleared
21 41 (9.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 39 (9.22%) Windows XP
23 38 (8.98%) MS Exchange
24 37 (8.75%) TCP/IP
24 37 (8.75%) Problem-Solving

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 38 (8.98%) MS Exchange
2 20 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2003
3 14 (3.31%) IIS
4 12 (2.84%) Apache
4 12 (2.84%) nginx
5 6 (1.42%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.18%) Skype for Business
7 4 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.71%) Confluence
8 3 (0.71%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.47%) JBoss
10 1 (0.24%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.24%) CICS
10 1 (0.24%) CMS
10 1 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.24%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.24%) Umbraco
Applications
1 58 (13.71%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.24%) CATIA
4 1 (0.24%) HipChat
4 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.71%) Retail-J
2 1 (0.24%) Demantra
2 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.24%) ENOVIA
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.24%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 73 (17.26%) Office 365
2 45 (10.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (6.86%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.89%) PaaS
5 7 (1.65%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (1.65%) SaaS
6 3 (0.71%) G Suite
6 3 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.47%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.24%) Dropbox
8 1 (0.24%) GitHub
8 1 (0.24%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 37 (8.75%) TCP/IP
2 32 (7.57%) Firewall
3 29 (6.86%) DNS
4 28 (6.62%) LAN
5 23 (5.44%) DHCP
6 20 (4.73%) SAN
7 19 (4.49%) WAN
8 18 (4.26%) VPN
9 17 (4.02%) DSL
10 16 (3.78%) Remote Desktop
11 13 (3.07%) Internet
12 11 (2.60%) Wireless
13 5 (1.18%) Skype
13 5 (1.18%) VoIP
13 5 (1.18%) Wireshark
14 4 (0.95%) FTP
14 4 (0.95%) NAS
14 4 (0.95%) SSH
14 4 (0.95%) VLAN
15 3 (0.71%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (11.82%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.55%) MongoDB
3 14 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (2.36%) Relational Database
5 9 (2.13%) Oracle BI EE
5 9 (2.13%) QlikView
5 9 (2.13%) SQLPlus
6 8 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (1.65%) MySQL
7 7 (1.65%) Oracle Database
8 6 (1.42%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (1.42%) Qlik Sense
9 5 (1.18%) SQL Server 2016
10 4 (0.95%) Essbase
11 3 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2014
13 1 (0.24%) CouchDB
13 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 45 (10.64%) Git (software)
2 30 (7.09%) Jenkins
3 17 (4.02%) Subversion
4 11 (2.60%) SonarQube
5 9 (2.13%) JIRA
5 9 (2.13%) MSI
5 9 (2.13%) Visual Studio
6 8 (1.89%) Bitbucket
7 6 (1.42%) Octopus Deploy
8 5 (1.18%) Selenium
9 4 (0.95%) AdminStudio
9 4 (0.95%) Maven
9 4 (0.95%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.95%) Xcode
10 3 (0.71%) ProC
11 2 (0.47%) InstallShield
11 2 (0.47%) JUnit
11 2 (0.47%) LoadUI
11 2 (0.47%) NUnit
11 2 (0.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 43 (10.17%) Finance
2 20 (4.73%) Retail
3 12 (2.84%) Manufacturing
4 11 (2.60%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.65%) Banking
6 6 (1.42%) Marketing
7 4 (0.95%) Electronics
7 4 (0.95%) Games
7 4 (0.95%) Publishing
8 3 (0.71%) Automotive
8 3 (0.71%) Back Office
9 2 (0.47%) Legal
10 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.24%) Law
10 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 78 (18.44%) Analyst
2 49 (11.58%) Desktop Support
3 41 (9.69%) Support Analyst
4 39 (9.22%) Support Engineer
5 33 (7.80%) Developer
6 31 (7.33%) 2nd Line Support
6 31 (7.33%) DevOps Engineer
7 29 (6.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 23 (5.44%) Desktop Engineer
8 23 (5.44%) IT Support
9 22 (5.20%) Service Analyst
10 19 (4.49%) Service Desk Analyst
11 18 (4.26%) Administrator
12 16 (3.78%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
12 16 (3.78%) Windows Engineer
13 15 (3.55%) 1st Line Support
13 15 (3.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 15 (3.55%) IT Analyst
13 15 (3.55%) IT Engineer
14 14 (3.31%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (6.86%) Web Services
2 28 (6.62%) .NET
3 24 (5.67%) XML
4 21 (4.96%) HTML
5 16 (3.78%) CSS
5 16 (3.78%) SOAP
6 12 (2.84%) .NET Framework
6 12 (2.84%) JSON
7 10 (2.36%) Java EE
8 9 (2.13%) Spring
9 8 (1.89%) Hibernate
9 8 (1.89%) REST
9 8 (1.89%) WCF
10 7 (1.65%) jQuery
11 6 (1.42%) AngularJS
11 6 (1.42%) Sass
11 6 (1.42%) WinForms
12 5 (1.18%) HTML5
12 5 (1.18%) LDAP
12 5 (1.18%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 46 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (4.26%) Data Centre
3 12 (2.84%) NHS
4 11 (2.60%) Clustering
5 10 (2.36%) Blackberry
6 9 (2.13%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.42%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.18%) Mainframe
9 4 (0.95%) Driving Licence
9 4 (0.95%) Fat Client
9 4 (0.95%) PKI
9 4 (0.95%) Private Cloud
9 4 (0.95%) Smartcard
9 4 (0.95%) Thin Client
10 3 (0.71%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.71%) EPoS
10 3 (0.71%) FMCG
10 3 (0.71%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.47%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 139 (32.86%) Windows 10
2 109 (25.77%) Windows Server
3 106 (25.06%) Windows 7
4 83 (19.62%) Linux
5 51 (12.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 39 (9.22%) Windows XP
7 34 (8.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 33 (7.80%) Windows 8
9 28 (6.62%) Unix
10 21 (4.96%) Apple iOS
11 17 (4.02%) Mac OS
12 15 (3.55%) Windows Server 2003
13 13 (3.07%) CentOS
14 12 (2.84%) Ubuntu
15 9 (2.13%) Android
16 4 (0.95%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.95%) Solaris
16 4 (0.95%) VMS
17 2 (0.47%) Windows Vista
18 1 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (14.42%) ITIL
2 56 (13.24%) Migration
3 50 (11.82%) DevOps
4 47 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (9.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 37 (8.75%) Problem-Solving
7 22 (5.20%) Application Packaging
8 21 (4.96%) Test Automation
9 18 (4.26%) Configuration Management
9 18 (4.26%) TDD
10 17 (4.02%) Business Intelligence
10 17 (4.02%) Disaster Recovery
11 14 (3.31%) Change Management
12 13 (3.07%) OO
12 13 (3.07%) OOP
12 13 (3.07%) Open Source
12 13 (3.07%) Proactive Monitoring
12 13 (3.07%) Time Management
13 12 (2.84%) Customer Requirements
14 11 (2.60%) Break/Fix
Programming Languages
1 72 (17.02%) PowerShell
2 48 (11.35%) SQL
3 32 (7.57%) Bash Shell
4 30 (7.09%) Java
5 24 (5.67%) JavaScript
6 15 (3.55%) C#
7 10 (2.36%) PL/SQL
8 9 (2.13%) VBScript
9 7 (1.65%) Python
9 7 (1.65%) T-SQL
10 5 (1.18%) Shell Script
10 5 (1.18%) VB
11 4 (0.95%) C++
11 4 (0.95%) Objective-C
12 3 (0.71%) Apple Swift
12 3 (0.71%) ES6
12 3 (0.71%) Perl
13 2 (0.47%) C
13 2 (0.47%) PHP
13 2 (0.47%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 46 (10.87%) Security Cleared
2 43 (10.17%) SC Cleared
3 20 (4.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (3.31%) Degree
5 13 (3.07%) MCSE
6 6 (1.42%) DBS Check
6 6 (1.42%) MCP
7 5 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.95%) CISA
8 4 (0.95%) CISM
8 4 (0.95%) CISSP
9 3 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.71%) MCITP
9 3 (0.71%) MCSA
10 2 (0.47%) A+ Certification
10 2 (0.47%) ISSAP
10 2 (0.47%) ISSEP
10 2 (0.47%) MCTS
11 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (7.80%) SLA
2 8 (1.89%) GDPR
3 5 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.18%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.18%) PMO
3 5 (1.18%) QA
3 5 (1.18%) TickIT
4 2 (0.47%) COBIT
4 2 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 2 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 167 (39.48%) Active Directory
2 35 (8.27%) Hyper-V
3 34 (8.04%) Docker
4 19 (4.49%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (3.31%) vSphere
6 10 (2.36%) LXC
6 10 (2.36%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (2.13%) XenApp
8 8 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (1.42%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (1.42%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.71%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.47%) NFS
12 2 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.24%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 62 (14.66%) SCCM
2 24 (5.67%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (3.78%) Ansible
3 16 (3.78%) Puppet
4 9 (2.13%) Terraform
5 8 (1.89%) Kubernetes
6 7 (1.65%) Microsoft Intune
6 7 (1.65%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (1.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 6 (1.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 6 (1.42%) vCenter Server
8 5 (1.18%) SCOM
8 5 (1.18%) SCOrch
9 3 (0.71%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.71%) Jamf Pro
9 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.71%) Nessus
9 3 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.71%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 3 (0.71%) WSUS
Vendors
1 139 (32.86%) Microsoft
2 49 (11.58%) VMware
3 44 (10.40%) Citrix
4 27 (6.38%) Cisco
5 22 (5.20%) Oracle
6 15 (3.55%) HP
6 15 (3.55%) Red Hat
7 10 (2.36%) Symantec
8 9 (2.13%) McAfee
8 9 (2.13%) Veeam
9 7 (1.65%) Altiris
9 7 (1.65%) Apple
9 7 (1.65%) SAP
10 6 (1.42%) Dell
10 6 (1.42%) IBM
11 5 (1.18%) NetApp
11 5 (1.18%) Rackspace
11 5 (1.18%) Splunk
12 4 (0.95%) Aerohive Networks
12 4 (0.95%) ServiceNow