The first table below looks at the demand for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Portsmouth region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 29 July 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 Portsmouth 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 1 4 1
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 26 22 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 21.67% 18.80% 27.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 96.30% 64.71% 74.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 11
Average daily rate
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£331 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.41% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £93 £90 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 12
Average hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +141.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £23.90 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.80 £35.60 £22.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Portsmouth
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
27 34 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 22.50% 29.06% 36.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 20 17
Average daily rate £310 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.06% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £90 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £450 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 13
Average hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +141.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £23.90 £11.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £35.60 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -4.41%
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Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Portsmouth region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Portsmouth region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Portsmouth 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 21 (39.62%) Windows 7
2 18 (33.96%) Microsoft
3 16 (30.19%) Active Directory
4 11 (20.75%) Security Cleared
5 10 (18.87%) Migration
6 9 (16.98%) SC Cleared
7 8 (15.09%) HP
8 7 (13.21%) Windows XP
8 7 (13.21%) MS Exchange
8 7 (13.21%) SQL
8 7 (13.21%) MS Office
8 7 (13.21%) VMware
9 6 (11.32%) Incident Management
9 6 (11.32%) SQL Server
9 6 (11.32%) C++
9 6 (11.32%) SharePoint
9 6 (11.32%) Configuration Management
9 6 (11.32%) SCCM
10 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (9.43%) TCP/IP
10 5 (9.43%) Lotus
10 5 (9.43%) MS Excel
10 5 (9.43%) .NET
10 5 (9.43%) ITIL
10 5 (9.43%) Software Engineering
11 4 (7.55%) Service Delivery
11 4 (7.55%) AppScan
11 4 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (7.55%) Agile Software Development

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Portsmouth 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 7 (13.21%) MS Exchange
2 6 (11.32%) SharePoint
3 4 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (7.55%) IIS
3 4 (7.55%) IBM Notes
3 4 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.77%) Lync
5 1 (1.89%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (1.89%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (1.89%) Site Server
Applications
1 7 (13.21%) MS Office
2 5 (9.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.43%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.66%) Firewall
2 3 (5.66%) Network Security
3 2 (3.77%) DNS
3 2 (3.77%) LAN
3 2 (3.77%) WAN
3 2 (3.77%) DHCP
3 2 (3.77%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.89%) SNMP
4 1 (1.89%) SAN
4 1 (1.89%) VPN
4 1 (1.89%) SWIFTNet
4 1 (1.89%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.89%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.32%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.55%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.89%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (7.55%) Visual Studio
1 4 (7.55%) AppScan
1 4 (7.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.77%) Selenium
2 2 (3.77%) SpecFlow
3 1 (1.89%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.89%) StarTeam
3 1 (1.89%) ClearCase
3 1 (1.89%) ClearQuest
General
1 3 (5.66%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.77%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.89%) Legal
3 1 (1.89%) Military
3 1 (1.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (9.43%) Consultant
2 4 (7.55%) Project Manager
2 4 (7.55%) Support Technician
2 4 (7.55%) Analyst
2 4 (7.55%) Administrator
2 4 (7.55%) Change Consultant
3 3 (5.66%) Infrastructure Manager
3 3 (5.66%) Test Leader
3 3 (5.66%) 1st Line Support Technician
3 3 (5.66%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (5.66%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (5.66%) Desktop Support
3 3 (5.66%) Software Engineer
3 3 (5.66%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (3.77%) Developer
4 2 (3.77%) Support Engineer
4 2 (3.77%) Web Developer
4 2 (3.77%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (3.77%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.43%) .NET
2 4 (7.55%) Web Services
3 3 (5.66%) Ajax
4 2 (3.77%) HTML
4 2 (3.77%) D3.js
5 1 (1.89%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.89%) WPF
5 1 (1.89%) XML
5 1 (1.89%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.77%) Firmware
1 2 (3.77%) Clustering
2 1 (1.89%) SWIFT
2 1 (1.89%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 21 (39.62%) Windows 7
2 7 (13.21%) Windows XP
3 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (7.55%) AIX
5 3 (5.66%) Linux
5 3 (5.66%) UNIX
6 2 (3.77%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.89%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (1.89%) CentOS
7 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.87%) Migration
2 6 (11.32%) Configuration Management
2 6 (11.32%) Incident Management
3 5 (9.43%) ITIL
3 5 (9.43%) Software Engineering
4 4 (7.55%) Service Delivery
4 4 (7.55%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (5.66%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (3.77%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (3.77%) ITIL V3
6 2 (3.77%) Process Management
6 2 (3.77%) Web Development
6 2 (3.77%) Project Management
6 2 (3.77%) Scrum
6 2 (3.77%) Business Continuity
6 2 (3.77%) ITSM
6 2 (3.77%) UML
6 2 (3.77%) E-Commerce
7 1 (1.89%) B2C
7 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.21%) SQL
2 6 (11.32%) C++
3 4 (7.55%) C
3 4 (7.55%) C#
4 3 (5.66%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.89%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (20.75%) Security Cleared
2 9 (16.98%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.89%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (1.89%) MCSE
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.89%) MCITP
3 1 (1.89%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) QA
System Software
1 16 (30.19%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.66%) Nmap
2 3 (5.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.66%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.77%) XenServer
3 2 (3.77%) Terminal Services
3 2 (3.77%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.89%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 6 (11.32%) SCCM
2 3 (5.66%) MOM
2 3 (5.66%) Backup Exec
2 3 (5.66%) Nessus
3 2 (3.77%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (3.77%) SCOM
3 2 (3.77%) HP SIM
3 2 (3.77%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 18 (33.96%) Microsoft
2 8 (15.09%) HP
3 7 (13.21%) VMware
4 5 (9.43%) Lotus
5 4 (7.55%) Citrix
6 3 (5.66%) Symantec
6 3 (5.66%) Cisco
7 2 (3.77%) Oracle
7 2 (3.77%) Altiris
7 2 (3.77%) McAfee
7 2 (3.77%) Sophos
7 2 (3.77%) Qualys
7 2 (3.77%) ServiceNow
7 2 (3.77%) Becrypt
8 1 (1.89%) Lumension
8 1 (1.89%) Endeca
8 1 (1.89%) Intel
8 1 (1.89%) Remedy
8 1 (1.89%) Juniper
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