Period
to 26 June 2019

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 26 June 2019 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
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 4 6
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 389 439 397
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 18.84% 15.24% 13.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 73.95% 64.65% 63.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 263 251
East Midlands median daily rate £325 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +16.67% -20.00%
10th Percentile £130 £133 £128
90th Percentile £500 £498 £525
England median daily rate £375 £375 £370
% change year-on-year - +1.35% +3.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 75 67
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.77 £17.50 £14.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.61% +23.24% +1.43%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.00 £10.25
90th Percentile £43.52 £17.50 £52.50
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.03% +6.45% -1.59%

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 526 679 626
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 25.47% 23.58% 20.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 399 356
East Midlands median daily rate £370 £375 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +12.36% -11.00%
10th Percentile £140 £185 £146
90th Percentile £519 £513 £488
England median daily rate £445 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +1.14% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 78 70
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.20 £17.50 £14.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.13% +24.11% -1.05%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £19.37 £52.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +2.94% +2.94%

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 26 June 2019.

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 26 June 2019.

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 26 June 2019. 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
Northamptonshire +7 139 £325 +8.33% 11
Nottinghamshire +3 102 £363 -9.38% 18
Leicestershire -1 71 £290 -3.33% 14
Derbyshire -3 40 £225 -43.75% 19
Lincolnshire 0 34 £448 +73.79% 9
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 2019, 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.

1 153 (39.33%) Active Directory
2 138 (35.48%) Microsoft
3 128 (32.90%) Windows 10
4 114 (29.31%) Windows Server
5 83 (21.34%) Windows 7
6 77 (19.79%) SQL
7 72 (18.51%) SQL Server
8 70 (17.99%) ITIL
9 67 (17.22%) VMware
10 66 (16.97%) SCCM
11 63 (16.20%) Office 365
12 59 (15.17%) Linux
13 53 (13.62%) Microsoft Office
14 51 (13.11%) Agile Software Development
15 45 (11.57%) Degree
16 43 (11.05%) Analytical Skills
17 40 (10.28%) Hyper-V
17 40 (10.28%) PowerShell
18 39 (10.03%) Security Cleared
18 39 (10.03%) Cisco
19 38 (9.77%) Citrix
19 38 (9.77%) Remedy
20 37 (9.51%) .NET
20 37 (9.51%) VMware Infrastructure
21 36 (9.25%) Problem-Solving
22 35 (9.00%) Windows Server 2008
23 34 (8.74%) Wireless
24 33 (8.48%) Finance
24 33 (8.48%) DevOps
25 32 (8.23%) Microsoft Azure

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 20 (5.14%) MS Exchange
2 19 (4.88%) JBoss
3 15 (3.86%) IIS
4 13 (3.34%) SharePoint
4 13 (3.34%) Tomcat
5 8 (2.06%) Skype for Business
6 5 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.03%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.77%) Apache
8 3 (0.77%) Documentum
8 3 (0.77%) Tuxedo
9 2 (0.51%) Appian
9 2 (0.51%) CMS
9 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.26%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.26%) nginx
10 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 53 (13.62%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (3.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (2.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.54%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 13 (3.34%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.03%) Eikon
3 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.26%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 63 (16.20%) Office 365
2 32 (8.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (6.43%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (1.03%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (1.03%) OpenShift
5 3 (0.77%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 2 (0.51%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.51%) Boomi
6 2 (0.51%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.51%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.26%) GitHub
7 1 (0.26%) IaaS
7 1 (0.26%) Power Platform
7 1 (0.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (8.74%) Wireless
2 31 (7.97%) Firewall
3 24 (6.17%) DNS
4 18 (4.63%) DHCP
4 18 (4.63%) Internet
5 17 (4.37%) SAN
6 16 (4.11%) VPN
7 15 (3.86%) LAN
7 15 (3.86%) TCP/IP
8 14 (3.60%) WAN
9 12 (3.08%) LTE
9 12 (3.08%) Skype
10 8 (2.06%) VoIP
11 7 (1.80%) Remote Desktop
12 5 (1.29%) NetScaler
12 5 (1.29%) VLAN
13 4 (1.03%) Cisco IOS
13 4 (1.03%) iSCSI
13 4 (1.03%) SSL
14 3 (0.77%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (18.51%) SQL Server
2 22 (5.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (3.34%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (3.08%) Relational Database
4 12 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (2.83%) DB2
6 6 (1.54%) MySQL
6 6 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (1.54%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (1.03%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (1.03%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.77%) SQL Server 7
10 2 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.51%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 22 (5.66%) Bugzilla
2 21 (5.40%) Rational DOORS
2 21 (5.40%) Rational Quality Manager
3 17 (4.37%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (3.08%) Jenkins
4 12 (3.08%) JUnit
4 12 (3.08%) Maven
5 11 (2.83%) Git (software)
6 8 (2.06%) JIRA
6 8 (2.06%) Sonatype Nexus
7 7 (1.80%) InstallShield
8 6 (1.54%) TeamCity
8 6 (1.54%) Visual Studio
9 5 (1.29%) Bitbucket
9 5 (1.29%) NUnit
9 5 (1.29%) SonarQube
10 4 (1.03%) AdminStudio
10 4 (1.03%) Bitbucket Server
10 4 (1.03%) CA Release Automation
11 3 (0.77%) Subversion
General
1 33 (8.48%) Finance
2 25 (6.43%) Retail
3 9 (2.31%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.54%) Automotive
4 6 (1.54%) Games
5 5 (1.29%) Back Office
5 5 (1.29%) Banking
6 4 (1.03%) Front Office
7 3 (0.77%) Law
7 3 (0.77%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.77%) Military
8 2 (0.51%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.51%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.26%) Electronics
9 1 (0.26%) German Language
9 1 (0.26%) Legal
9 1 (0.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 74 (19.02%) Analyst
2 43 (11.05%) Developer
3 34 (8.74%) Support Engineer
4 32 (8.23%) Desktop Support
5 31 (7.97%) Windows Engineer
6 29 (7.46%) Support Analyst
7 25 (6.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 22 (5.66%) 2nd Line Support
9 18 (4.63%) Service Desk Analyst
10 17 (4.37%) Deployment Engineer
10 17 (4.37%) Lead Developer
10 17 (4.37%) Service Analyst
11 14 (3.60%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 14 (3.60%) Desktop Engineer
12 13 (3.34%) Administrator
12 13 (3.34%) IT Support
12 13 (3.34%) Test Engineer
13 12 (3.08%) .NET Developer
13 12 (3.08%) Architect
14 11 (2.83%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (9.51%) .NET
2 31 (7.97%) Web Services
3 18 (4.63%) HTML
4 14 (3.60%) .NET Framework
5 13 (3.34%) ASP.NET Web API
5 13 (3.34%) CSS
6 12 (3.08%) WPF
7 11 (2.83%) Hibernate
7 11 (2.83%) JSP
7 11 (2.83%) Spring
7 11 (2.83%) Struts
7 11 (2.83%) XSD
7 11 (2.83%) XSLT
8 10 (2.57%) WCF
8 10 (2.57%) WinForms
9 6 (1.54%) J2EE
9 6 (1.54%) XML
10 5 (1.29%) Elastic Stack
10 5 (1.29%) LDAP
10 5 (1.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 43 (11.05%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (6.94%) Self-Motivation
3 15 (3.86%) NHS
4 14 (3.60%) Data Centre
5 7 (1.80%) Blackberry
5 7 (1.80%) Robotics
5 7 (1.80%) User Experience
6 6 (1.54%) EPoS
6 6 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (1.54%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.54%) PKI
7 5 (1.29%) Clustering
7 5 (1.29%) iPhone
8 4 (1.03%) CCTV
8 4 (1.03%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.03%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.03%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.77%) BYOD
9 3 (0.77%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.77%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 128 (32.90%) Windows 10
2 114 (29.31%) Windows Server
3 83 (21.34%) Windows 7
4 59 (15.17%) Linux
5 35 (9.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (7.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (3.86%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (2.83%) Unix
8 11 (2.83%) Windows XP
9 7 (1.80%) Android
9 7 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (1.80%) Windows Vista
10 4 (1.03%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.03%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.77%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.77%) Solaris
11 3 (0.77%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.51%) CentOS
12 2 (0.51%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (0.51%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (17.99%) ITIL
2 51 (13.11%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (9.25%) Problem-Solving
4 33 (8.48%) DevOps
5 31 (7.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 27 (6.94%) Migration
7 26 (6.68%) Non-Functional Testing
8 25 (6.43%) Coaching
9 23 (5.91%) Waterfall
10 22 (5.66%) Customer Requirements
10 22 (5.66%) ITIL V3
11 21 (5.40%) Software Testing
11 21 (5.40%) Test Management
12 20 (5.14%) ITSM
13 18 (4.63%) Project Management
14 17 (4.37%) Incident Management
15 16 (4.11%) Technical Debt
15 16 (4.11%) Translating Business Requirements
16 14 (3.60%) Technical Leadership
17 12 (3.08%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 77 (19.79%) SQL
2 40 (10.28%) PowerShell
3 31 (7.97%) C#
4 20 (5.14%) JavaScript
5 19 (4.88%) Java
6 15 (3.86%) T-SQL
7 11 (2.83%) Python
8 9 (2.31%) Perl
8 9 (2.31%) PL/SQL
8 9 (2.31%) VB
9 8 (2.06%) VBScript
10 7 (1.80%) Shell Script
11 6 (1.54%) C
12 4 (1.03%) C++
13 3 (0.77%) Ruby
14 2 (0.51%) Apple Swift
14 2 (0.51%) Embedded C
14 2 (0.51%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.51%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.51%) XAML
Qualifications
1 45 (11.57%) Degree
2 39 (10.03%) Security Cleared
3 31 (7.97%) SC Cleared
4 26 (6.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 22 (5.66%) ISTQB
6 21 (5.40%) HNC
6 21 (5.40%) HND
6 21 (5.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 21 (5.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 13 (3.34%) MCSA
8 12 (3.08%) CCNA
8 12 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (3.08%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (2.83%) MCSE
10 10 (2.57%) MCP
11 9 (2.31%) DV Cleared
12 6 (1.54%) CCNP
13 5 (1.29%) MCITP
14 4 (1.03%) Master's Degree
15 3 (0.77%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.40%) SLA
2 8 (2.06%) PMO
3 2 (0.51%) GDPR
3 2 (0.51%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.51%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.51%) QA
4 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.26%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 153 (39.33%) Active Directory
2 40 (10.28%) Hyper-V
3 37 (9.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (4.11%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (3.86%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (2.83%) vSphere
7 10 (2.57%) Docker
8 9 (2.31%) XenApp
9 8 (2.06%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (1.03%) BitLocker
10 4 (1.03%) NFS
10 4 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (1.03%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.77%) Firmware
11 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.77%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.77%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.51%) NDS
12 2 (0.51%) NetIQ eDirectory
12 2 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 66 (16.97%) SCCM
2 23 (5.91%) Netcool
3 19 (4.88%) SCOM
4 15 (3.86%) Norton AntiVirus
5 14 (3.60%) WSUS
6 9 (2.31%) Ansible
6 9 (2.31%) Kubernetes
7 8 (2.06%) Control-M
8 7 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (1.54%) Puppet
9 6 (1.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 5 (1.29%) Failover Clustering
10 5 (1.29%) SCVMM
10 5 (1.29%) Terraform
11 4 (1.03%) Kibana
11 4 (1.03%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (1.03%) Microsoft Intune
11 4 (1.03%) Nessus
11 4 (1.03%) ThinApp
11 4 (1.03%) WMI
Vendors
1 138 (35.48%) Microsoft
2 67 (17.22%) VMware
3 39 (10.03%) Cisco
4 38 (9.77%) Citrix
4 38 (9.77%) Remedy
5 29 (7.46%) SolarWinds
6 26 (6.68%) Oracle
7 21 (5.40%) OpenText
8 18 (4.63%) Symantec
9 11 (2.83%) BMC
9 11 (2.83%) NetApp
10 10 (2.57%) Red Hat
11 9 (2.31%) Apple
11 9 (2.31%) HP
11 9 (2.31%) Sophos
12 7 (1.80%) McAfee
12 7 (1.80%) ServiceNow
13 6 (1.54%) Dell
13 6 (1.54%) SAP
14 5 (1.29%) Juniper