The first table below looks at the demand for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Hampshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 403 298 332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 19.41% 17.47% 18.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.67% 70.62% 72.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 177 120
Average daily rate £315 £315 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £175 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £422 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 51 71
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.58% -41.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.97 £11.50 £11.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £115.00 £37.50 £41.74
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
643 422 456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 30.97% 24.74% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 251 180
Average daily rate £321 £313 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.72% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £178 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 60 85
Average hourly rate £25.00 £16.50 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.51% -39.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £39.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows
South East

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

Windows
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Southampton -1 61 £275 +25.00% 23
Basingstoke +15 57 £225 -33.33% 20
Hook -3 34 £330 -6.38%
Portsmouth +8 28 £300 +16.50% 2
Havant +3 19 £425 +13.33% 3
Gosport - 16 £340 -
Andover 0 15 £268 -21.75% 1
Winchester +1 13 £325 -1.51% 3
Aldershot -2 11 £115 - 2
Farnborough -2 10 £350 +7.69% 8
Eastleigh 0 7 £250 +7.52% 2
Fareham -4 1 - - 4
Lymington - - - -
New Milton - - - -
Petersfield - - - - 1
Alton - - - -
Yateley - - - -
Ringwood - - - - 1
Romsey - - - -
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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.

1 307 (41.66%) Security Cleared
2 260 (35.28%) Microsoft
3 252 (34.19%) Active Directory
4 231 (31.34%) SC Cleared
5 209 (28.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 188 (25.51%) Windows 7
7 186 (25.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 173 (23.47%) VMware
9 172 (23.34%) Windows XP
10 142 (19.27%) Linux
11 132 (17.91%) HP
12 131 (17.77%) Oracle
13 119 (16.15%) UNIX
14 115 (15.60%) ITIL
15 113 (15.33%) SQL
16 105 (14.25%) .NET
17 102 (13.84%) SQL Server
17 102 (13.84%) MS Exchange
18 97 (13.16%) MS Excel
19 92 (12.48%) MS Office
20 82 (11.13%) HTML
20 82 (11.13%) JavaScript
21 81 (10.99%) VMware Infrastructure
22 80 (10.85%) DNS
23 76 (10.31%) TCP/IP
24 71 (9.63%) Citrix
25 68 (9.23%) DV Cleared
25 68 (9.23%) Exchange Server 2010
26 66 (8.96%) SCCM
27 65 (8.82%) SAN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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
1 102 (13.84%) MS Exchange
2 68 (9.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 41 (5.56%) IIS
4 39 (5.29%) SharePoint
5 26 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2003
6 23 (3.12%) WebSphere
7 18 (2.44%) Apache
8 17 (2.31%) IBM Notes
9 15 (2.04%) MS Project Server
10 14 (1.90%) Lync
11 12 (1.63%) Tomcat
12 11 (1.49%) SharePoint Server
12 11 (1.49%) Lotus Domino
13 10 (1.36%) WebLogic
13 10 (1.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 8 (1.09%) Oracle Application Server
15 7 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
16 5 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
17 4 (0.54%) ArcGIS
18 3 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 97 (13.16%) MS Excel
2 92 (12.48%) MS Office
3 21 (2.85%) MS Project
4 19 (2.58%) PaintShop Pro
5 12 (1.63%) Fireworks
6 11 (1.49%) Adobe Captivate
7 9 (1.22%) MS Visio
8 7 (0.95%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 37 (5.02%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.14%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.22%) SaaS
2 7 (0.95%) Office 365
3 6 (0.81%) PaaS
3 6 (0.81%) IaaS
4 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 80 (10.85%) DNS
2 76 (10.31%) TCP/IP
3 65 (8.82%) SAN
4 58 (7.87%) Firewall
5 46 (6.24%) LAN
6 40 (5.43%) WAN
7 37 (5.02%) SSL
7 37 (5.02%) DHCP
8 31 (4.21%) HTTPS
9 30 (4.07%) Internet
10 21 (2.85%) LDAP
10 21 (2.85%) HTTP
11 17 (2.31%) Wireshark
11 17 (2.31%) VPN
12 14 (1.90%) SMTP
13 12 (1.63%) Wireless
14 11 (1.49%) Network Security
14 11 (1.49%) X.400
15 10 (1.36%) Connectrix
15 10 (1.36%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (13.84%) SQL Server
2 30 (4.07%) Oracle Database
3 28 (3.80%) SQL Server 2005
4 24 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
5 22 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
6 21 (2.85%) Oracle Database 11g
7 19 (2.58%) Oracle Database 10g
8 17 (2.31%) MySQL
9 15 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
10 11 (1.49%) Pentaho
11 8 (1.09%) DB2
11 8 (1.09%) Oracle OWB
11 8 (1.09%) Oracle BI EE
11 8 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 5 (0.68%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 5 (0.68%) Relational Database
14 4 (0.54%) SQLPlus
14 4 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 3 (0.41%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 24 (3.26%) QuickTest Pro
2 19 (2.58%) Visual Studio
3 17 (2.31%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (1.90%) Hudson
5 12 (1.63%) Dreamweaver
5 12 (1.63%) LoadRunner
6 11 (1.49%) MSI
7 10 (1.36%) Jenkins
8 9 (1.22%) Selenium
8 9 (1.22%) Subversion
9 6 (0.81%) JUnit
10 5 (0.68%) Moq
10 5 (0.68%) StarTeam
10 5 (0.68%) Oracle APEX
11 3 (0.41%) MSBuild
11 3 (0.41%) SoapUI
11 3 (0.41%) NUnit
11 3 (0.41%) Toad
11 3 (0.41%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.27%) Ant
General
1 47 (6.38%) Finance
2 42 (5.70%) Telecoms
3 23 (3.12%) Military
4 11 (1.49%) Manufacturing
5 4 (0.54%) Legal
5 4 (0.54%) Banking
6 3 (0.41%) Local Government
6 3 (0.41%) Retail
6 3 (0.41%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.27%) Back Office
7 2 (0.27%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.27%) Marketing
8 1 (0.14%) Games
8 1 (0.14%) Automotive
8 1 (0.14%) Law
8 1 (0.14%) Electronics
8 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 85 (11.53%) Analyst
2 69 (9.36%) Developer
3 62 (8.41%) Support Engineer
4 47 (6.38%) Consultant
5 41 (5.56%) Administrator
6 32 (4.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 26 (3.53%) Test Analyst
8 25 (3.39%) Server Engineer
8 25 (3.39%) Tester
9 24 (3.26%) Project Manager
9 24 (3.26%) Desktop Support
9 24 (3.26%) IT Support
10 23 (3.12%) Wintel Engineer
10 23 (3.12%) Systems Administrator
10 23 (3.12%) Architect
11 21 (2.85%) 2nd Line Support
12 20 (2.71%) Desktop Engineer
13 19 (2.58%) 3rd Line Support
14 17 (2.31%) 1st Line Support
14 17 (2.31%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (14.25%) .NET
2 82 (11.13%) HTML
3 55 (7.46%) ASP.NET
4 48 (6.51%) JSP
5 39 (5.29%) XML
6 30 (4.07%) CSS
6 30 (4.07%) Web Services
7 23 (3.12%) Middleware
8 19 (2.58%) SOAP
9 18 (2.44%) .NET Framework
10 15 (2.04%) Ajax
11 12 (1.63%) Classic ASP
11 12 (1.63%) Flash
11 12 (1.63%) jQuery
12 11 (1.49%) WinForms
13 7 (0.95%) XSLT
14 6 (0.81%) COM
14 6 (0.81%) WebSphere MQ
14 6 (0.81%) Windows SharePoint Services
14 6 (0.81%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 33 (4.48%) Blackberry
2 25 (3.39%) Replication
3 24 (3.26%) Clustering
4 19 (2.58%) Client/Server
5 17 (2.31%) Management Information System
6 12 (1.63%) SCORM
6 12 (1.63%) E-Learning
7 10 (1.36%) CLARiiON
7 10 (1.36%) EMC Centera
7 10 (1.36%) Handset
8 9 (1.22%) HACMP
9 7 (0.95%) Mobile App
9 7 (0.95%) Computer Science
10 5 (0.68%) Open Source
10 5 (0.68%) Symmetrix DMX
10 5 (0.68%) Mainframe
10 5 (0.68%) N-Tier
11 4 (0.54%) EMV
12 3 (0.41%) PKI
12 3 (0.41%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 209 (28.36%) Windows Server 2008
2 188 (25.51%) Windows 7
3 186 (25.24%) Windows Server 2003
4 172 (23.34%) Windows XP
5 142 (19.27%) Linux
6 119 (16.15%) UNIX
7 52 (7.06%) Windows 2000
8 44 (5.97%) Windows Server 2012
9 30 (4.07%) AIX
10 25 (3.39%) Solaris
11 22 (2.99%) Windows 8
12 13 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 10 (1.36%) Android
13 10 (1.36%) Apple iOS
14 9 (1.22%) Windows Vista
14 9 (1.22%) HPUX
15 8 (1.09%) Oracle Linux
15 8 (1.09%) Windows Phone
16 5 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
17 3 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (15.60%) ITIL
2 53 (7.19%) Migration
3 40 (5.43%) Test Scripting
4 38 (5.16%) Software Testing
5 34 (4.61%) Configuration Management
6 31 (4.21%) Project Management
7 29 (3.93%) Test Strategy
8 27 (3.66%) Software Engineering
8 27 (3.66%) Agile Software Development
9 26 (3.53%) Workflow
10 24 (3.26%) Knowledge Management
11 23 (3.12%) Time Management
12 22 (2.99%) Validation
12 22 (2.99%) Unit Testing
13 21 (2.85%) PRINCE2
14 20 (2.71%) Business Intelligence
14 20 (2.71%) Disaster Recovery
14 20 (2.71%) Service Delivery
14 20 (2.71%) Stakeholder Management
15 18 (2.44%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 113 (15.33%) SQL
2 82 (11.13%) JavaScript
3 43 (5.83%) PowerShell
3 43 (5.83%) Java
4 40 (5.43%) C#
5 27 (3.66%) C++
6 24 (3.26%) C
7 23 (3.12%) Shell Script
7 23 (3.12%) Perl
8 16 (2.17%) VB
9 15 (2.04%) Python
10 14 (1.90%) PL/SQL
11 13 (1.76%) ActionScript 2.0
11 13 (1.76%) ActionScript
12 9 (1.22%) T-SQL
12 9 (1.22%) VBScript
13 7 (0.95%) Korn
13 7 (0.95%) Ruby
14 6 (0.81%) Delphi
14 6 (0.81%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 307 (41.66%) Security Cleared
2 231 (31.34%) SC Cleared
3 68 (9.23%) DV Cleared
4 41 (5.56%) ISTQB
5 25 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 24 (3.26%) Degree
7 14 (1.90%) MCSE
8 12 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 7 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.81%) CCNP
10 6 (0.81%) OCP
10 6 (0.81%) Oracle Certification
10 6 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (0.68%) CISSP
11 5 (0.68%) CCNA
12 4 (0.54%) MCSA
12 4 (0.54%) ISEB
12 4 (0.54%) MCITP
13 3 (0.41%) VCP5
13 3 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.07%) SLA
2 13 (1.76%) QA
3 3 (0.41%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 252 (34.19%) Active Directory
2 81 (10.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (6.65%) Hyper-V
4 41 (5.56%) vSphere
5 28 (3.80%) XenApp
6 25 (3.39%) VMware ESXi
7 24 (3.26%) VMware ESX
8 17 (2.31%) Nmap
9 12 (1.63%) Microsoft App-V
9 12 (1.63%) vCloud
10 9 (1.22%) SRDF
11 7 (0.95%) DFS Replication
11 7 (0.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 7 (0.95%) Oracle RMAN
12 6 (0.81%) Forefront TMG
13 5 (0.68%) XenServer
13 5 (0.68%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 4 (0.54%) NFS
14 4 (0.54%) Terminal Services
14 4 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 66 (8.96%) SCCM
2 49 (6.65%) HP Quality Center
3 32 (4.34%) SCOM
4 30 (4.07%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 22 (2.99%) NetBackup
6 18 (2.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 17 (2.31%) Nessus
8 16 (2.17%) McAfee ePO
9 14 (1.90%) Tivoli
10 10 (1.36%) SCVMM
10 10 (1.36%) SCDPM
11 9 (1.22%) EMC TimeFinder
11 9 (1.22%) MOM
12 8 (1.09%) Backup Exec
12 8 (1.09%) HP SIM
12 8 (1.09%) SAP Afaria
13 7 (0.95%) Data Guard
13 7 (0.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 6 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 6 (0.81%) EMC Navisphere
Vendors
1 260 (35.28%) Microsoft
2 173 (23.47%) VMware
3 132 (17.91%) HP
4 131 (17.77%) Oracle
5 71 (9.63%) Citrix
6 54 (7.33%) Cisco
7 40 (5.43%) IBM
8 35 (4.75%) EMC
9 28 (3.80%) NetApp
9 28 (3.80%) Symantec
10 21 (2.85%) Adobe
10 21 (2.85%) McAfee
11 17 (2.31%) Lotus
11 17 (2.31%) Dell
12 16 (2.17%) JBoss
13 15 (2.04%) Brocade
13 15 (2.04%) Veritas
14 11 (1.49%) Intel
15 10 (1.36%) Red Hat
16 9 (1.22%) Serena
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