The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Brighton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 18 11
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows 21 30 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 14.29% 11.32% 13.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.74% 65.22% 70.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 17 7
Average daily rate £326 £360 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £200 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £451 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 9
Average hourly rate £26.60 £36.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.62% +141.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
Windows
East Sussex

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Brighton region.

Operating Systems Category
Brighton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
31 46 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 21.09% 17.36% 19.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 26 13
Average daily rate £325 £360 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £125 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 9
Average hourly rate £26.60 £39.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.79% +160.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Brighton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Brighton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Brighton

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Brighton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Brighton region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Brighton

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Brighton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Brighton region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Brighton

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Brighton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Brighton region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Brighton

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Brighton

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Brighton region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows.

1 34 (69.39%) Windows Server
2 29 (59.18%) VMware
3 26 (53.06%) Active Directory
4 24 (48.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (34.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (34.69%) SQL Server
5 17 (34.69%) SAN
5 17 (34.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (32.65%) Finance
7 15 (30.61%) Microsoft
8 14 (28.57%) SQL
9 13 (26.53%) Cisco
9 13 (26.53%) Firewall
9 13 (26.53%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (24.49%) EMC
10 12 (24.49%) EMC NetWorker
11 11 (22.45%) PowerShell
11 11 (22.45%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (22.45%) Windows 7
11 11 (22.45%) Palo Alto
12 10 (20.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 9 (18.37%) vSphere
13 9 (18.37%) vCloud
14 8 (16.33%) IIS
15 7 (14.29%) SharePoint
16 6 (12.24%) High Availability
16 6 (12.24%) Citrix
16 6 (12.24%) MS Exchange
16 6 (12.24%) .NET
16 6 (12.24%) C#

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Brighton by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Brighton region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (16.33%) IIS
2 7 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 6 (12.24%) MS Exchange
4 4 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (8.16%) MS Office
2 2 (4.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.04%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) Google Apps
2 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.08%) Office 365
3 1 (2.04%) IaaS
3 1 (2.04%) PaaS
3 1 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (34.69%) SAN
2 13 (26.53%) Firewall
3 11 (22.45%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (10.20%) NAS
4 5 (10.20%) VoIP
5 4 (8.16%) DHCP
5 4 (8.16%) DNS
5 4 (8.16%) TCP/IP
6 3 (6.12%) VLAN
6 3 (6.12%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (2.04%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (2.04%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (34.69%) SQL Server
2 6 (12.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.04%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Octopus Deploy
1 4 (8.16%) TeamCity
2 3 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (32.65%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 12 (24.49%) Developer
2 10 (20.41%) Analyst
3 7 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support Technician
3 7 (14.29%) Infrastructure Technician
3 7 (14.29%) Support Technician
4 6 (12.24%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (10.20%) Administrator
5 5 (10.20%) C# Developer
5 5 (10.20%) Support Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 4 (8.16%) Service Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Support Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (6.12%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) IT Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) IT Support
8 2 (4.08%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.24%) .NET
2 5 (10.20%) ASP.NET
2 5 (10.20%) CSS
2 5 (10.20%) WinForms
3 4 (8.16%) .NET Framework
3 4 (8.16%) Entity Framework
3 4 (8.16%) WCF
4 3 (6.12%) COM+
5 1 (2.04%) HTML
5 1 (2.04%) HTML5
5 1 (2.04%) WPF
5 1 (2.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.08%) Clustering
1 2 (4.08%) CMDB
2 1 (2.04%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.04%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.04%) EqualLogic
2 1 (2.04%) iPhone
2 1 (2.04%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 34 (69.39%) Windows Server
2 24 (48.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (34.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (26.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (22.45%) Windows 7
6 5 (10.20%) Windows XP
7 4 (8.16%) Linux
7 4 (8.16%) Windows 8
8 3 (6.12%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (12.24%) High Availability
1 6 (12.24%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (10.20%) TDD
3 4 (8.16%) Change Control
3 4 (8.16%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (8.16%) MVC
4 3 (6.12%) Business Continuity
5 2 (4.08%) CRM
5 2 (4.08%) Document Management
5 2 (4.08%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (4.08%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (4.08%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.04%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.04%) Asset Management
6 1 (2.04%) Multithreading
6 1 (2.04%) OOP
6 1 (2.04%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (28.57%) SQL
2 11 (22.45%) PowerShell
3 6 (12.24%) C#
4 5 (10.20%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.04%) C
5 1 (2.04%) C++
5 1 (2.04%) VB
5 1 (2.04%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.04%) VB6
5 1 (2.04%) VC++
Qualifications
1 10 (20.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (4.08%) CCNA
2 2 (4.08%) CCNP
2 2 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (4.08%) MCSE
2 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.04%) DBS Check
System Software
1 26 (53.06%) Active Directory
2 17 (34.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (18.37%) vCloud
3 9 (18.37%) vSphere
4 3 (6.12%) XenApp
5 2 (4.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (4.08%) Terminal Server
6 1 (2.04%) BitLocker
6 1 (2.04%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.04%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 12 (24.49%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (6.12%) NetCrunch
2 3 (6.12%) vMotion
3 2 (4.08%) BMC Marimba
4 1 (2.04%) SCCM
Vendors
1 29 (59.18%) VMware
2 15 (30.61%) Microsoft
3 13 (26.53%) Cisco
4 12 (24.49%) EMC
5 11 (22.45%) Palo Alto
6 6 (12.24%) Citrix
7 3 (6.12%) Dell
7 3 (6.12%) Google
7 3 (6.12%) LANDesk
7 3 (6.12%) Splunk
8 2 (4.08%) Acronis
8 2 (4.08%) Avaya
8 2 (4.08%) HP
8 2 (4.08%) MuleSoft
9 1 (2.04%) Oracle
9 1 (2.04%) Wyse