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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 16 8 2
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows 21 34 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 8.75% 16.19% 23.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.76% 72.34% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 19 23
Average daily rate £488 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £240 £106
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £440 £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.23% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 10
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £13.94
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 - £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 - £15.09
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -3.22%
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
34 47 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 14.17% 22.38% 31.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 29 27
Average daily rate £375 £300 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £140 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 10
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.00 £15.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.80 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.59% -1.25%

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 29 April 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 29 April 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 28 (62.22%) Windows Server
2 24 (53.33%) Active Directory
3 23 (51.11%) VMware
4 19 (42.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (31.11%) Microsoft
5 14 (31.11%) VMware Infrastructure
6 13 (28.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (28.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (28.89%) SQL
6 13 (28.89%) Finance
7 12 (26.67%) SAN
8 10 (22.22%) Firewall
8 10 (22.22%) Cisco
8 10 (22.22%) Windows 7
9 9 (20.00%) vCloud
10 8 (17.78%) EMC
10 8 (17.78%) SQL Server
10 8 (17.78%) EMC NetWorker
10 8 (17.78%) Microsoft Azure
10 8 (17.78%) PowerShell
10 8 (17.78%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (17.78%) vSphere
10 8 (17.78%) Palo Alto
11 7 (15.56%) SaaS
12 6 (13.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (13.33%) ITIL
13 4 (8.89%) MS Exchange
13 4 (8.89%) TCP/IP
13 4 (8.89%) Sybase

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Brighton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 4 (8.89%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 3 (6.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.22%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 8 (17.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (15.56%) SaaS
3 1 (2.22%) IaaS
3 1 (2.22%) Office 365
3 1 (2.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (26.67%) SAN
2 10 (22.22%) Firewall
3 8 (17.78%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (8.89%) NAS
4 4 (8.89%) TCP/IP
5 3 (6.67%) DHCP
5 3 (6.67%) DNS
5 3 (6.67%) VLAN
5 3 (6.67%) VoIP
6 1 (2.22%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (2.22%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.78%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.22%) DB2
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (2.22%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.22%) Jasmine
2 1 (2.22%) MSTest
2 1 (2.22%) Selenium
2 1 (2.22%) SpecFlow
2 1 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.22%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (28.89%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (26.67%) Administrator
2 11 (24.44%) Systems Administrator
3 10 (22.22%) Analyst
4 9 (20.00%) Developer
5 8 (17.78%) Windows Administrator
5 8 (17.78%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 5 (11.11%) Support Analyst
7 4 (8.89%) Applications Support
7 4 (8.89%) Applications Support Analyst
7 4 (8.89%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (8.89%) Senior Applications Support Analyst
7 4 (8.89%) Senior Server Analyst
7 4 (8.89%) Senior Support Analyst
7 4 (8.89%) Senior Windows Support Analyst
7 4 (8.89%) Server Analyst
7 4 (8.89%) Server Support
7 4 (8.89%) Server Support Analyst
7 4 (8.89%) Support Engineer
7 4 (8.89%) Windows Server Analyst
7 4 (8.89%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.67%) .NET
2 2 (4.44%) .NET Framework
2 2 (4.44%) CSS
2 2 (4.44%) Entity Framework
2 2 (4.44%) WCF
3 1 (2.22%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.22%) AutoMapper
3 1 (2.22%) COM+
3 1 (2.22%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.22%) HTML
3 1 (2.22%) HTML5
3 1 (2.22%) jQuery
3 1 (2.22%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (2.22%) RESTful
3 1 (2.22%) Software Packaging
3 1 (2.22%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (2.22%) WinForms
3 1 (2.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.44%) Clustering
1 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.22%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.22%) CMDB
2 1 (2.22%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (2.22%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (2.22%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 28 (62.22%) Windows Server
2 19 (42.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (28.89%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (28.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (22.22%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.44%) Linux
6 1 (2.22%) VMS
6 1 (2.22%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (13.33%) ITIL
1 6 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (8.89%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (4.44%) CRM
3 2 (4.44%) Document Management
3 2 (4.44%) High Availability
3 2 (4.44%) MVC
3 2 (4.44%) Network Load Balancing
3 2 (4.44%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (4.44%) Service Delivery
3 2 (4.44%) TDD
4 1 (2.22%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (2.22%) Information Management
4 1 (2.22%) ITSM
4 1 (2.22%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (2.22%) Migration
4 1 (2.22%) Multithreading
4 1 (2.22%) OO
4 1 (2.22%) OOP
4 1 (2.22%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (28.89%) SQL
2 8 (17.78%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.67%) C#
4 2 (4.44%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.44%) VB
4 2 (4.44%) VB6
5 1 (2.22%) C
5 1 (2.22%) C++
5 1 (2.22%) DCL
5 1 (2.22%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.22%) VC++
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (6.67%) MCSE
2 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.44%) CCNA
3 2 (4.44%) CCNP
3 2 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.22%) A+ Certification
4 1 (2.22%) MCP
4 1 (2.22%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (53.33%) Active Directory
2 14 (31.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (20.00%) vCloud
4 8 (17.78%) vSphere
5 2 (4.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (4.44%) Terminal Server
6 1 (2.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (17.78%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (6.67%) vMotion
3 2 (4.44%) BMC Marimba
Vendors
1 23 (51.11%) VMware
2 14 (31.11%) Microsoft
3 10 (22.22%) Cisco
4 8 (17.78%) EMC
4 8 (17.78%) Palo Alto
5 4 (8.89%) Sybase
6 3 (6.67%) Citrix
6 3 (6.67%) HP
7 2 (4.44%) Acronis
7 2 (4.44%) Avaya
7 2 (4.44%) Dell
7 2 (4.44%) MuleSoft
8 1 (2.22%) Oracle