The table below looks at the statistics 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 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 6 4 1
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 15 22 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 14.71% 18.80% 29.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.45% 61.11% 84.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 13
Average daily rate £290 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £113 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £323 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.23% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 5
Average hourly rate £47.83 £13.00 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+267.92% -38.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -3.22%
Windows
Hampshire

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

Operating Systems Category
Portsmouth
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
33 36 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 32.35% 30.77% 34.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 20 15
Average daily rate £350 £289 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £118 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £325 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 5
Average hourly rate £47.83 £13.00 £20.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+267.92% -36.96%
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 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 April 2016.

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 April 2016.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 17 (54.84%) Active Directory
2 12 (38.71%) Windows Server
3 10 (32.26%) Linux
4 9 (29.03%) DNS
4 9 (29.03%) VMware
4 9 (29.03%) SC Cleared
4 9 (29.03%) Security Cleared
4 9 (29.03%) Windows 7
5 8 (25.81%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (25.81%) Data Centre
5 8 (25.81%) LAN
5 8 (25.81%) WAN
6 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
6 7 (22.58%) Web Services
7 6 (19.35%) SQL
7 6 (19.35%) MPLS
7 6 (19.35%) OSPF
7 6 (19.35%) BGP
7 6 (19.35%) RIP
7 6 (19.35%) Configuration Management
7 6 (19.35%) L2TP
7 6 (19.35%) IPsec
7 6 (19.35%) HSRP
7 6 (19.35%) Degree
8 5 (16.13%) MySQL
9 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (12.90%) Windows 8
10 3 (9.68%) Yeoman
10 3 (9.68%) SDLC
10 3 (9.68%) Web Development

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 2 (6.45%) Apache
1 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (6.45%) GlassFish
1 2 (6.45%) IIS
1 2 (6.45%) JBoss
1 2 (6.45%) MS Exchange
1 2 (6.45%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.23%) Drupal
2 1 (3.23%) SAS
2 1 (3.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
1 2 (6.45%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (6.45%) Office 365
2 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.23%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (29.03%) DNS
2 8 (25.81%) LAN
2 8 (25.81%) WAN
3 6 (19.35%) BGP
3 6 (19.35%) HSRP
3 6 (19.35%) IPsec
3 6 (19.35%) L2TP
3 6 (19.35%) MPLS
3 6 (19.35%) OSPF
3 6 (19.35%) RIP
4 3 (9.68%) LDAP
5 2 (6.45%) DVB
5 2 (6.45%) Kerberos
5 2 (6.45%) SAN
5 2 (6.45%) SNMP
5 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.23%) DHCP
6 1 (3.23%) Firewall
6 1 (3.23%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (3.23%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) MySQL
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.23%) MariaDB
3 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Yeoman
2 2 (6.45%) Eclipse
2 2 (6.45%) JUnit
2 2 (6.45%) NetBeans
2 2 (6.45%) Subversion
General
1 2 (6.45%) Back Office
2 1 (3.23%) Electronics
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Military
2 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (16.13%) Support Engineer
2 4 (12.90%) Administrator
2 4 (12.90%) Desktop Support
2 4 (12.90%) Developer
3 3 (9.68%) .NET Developer
3 3 (9.68%) Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (9.68%) C# Developer
3 3 (9.68%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Network Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Server Administrator
3 3 (9.68%) Service Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Software Developer
3 3 (9.68%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) .NET Software Developer
4 2 (6.45%) C# Software Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Desktop Rollout Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Linux Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (22.58%) Web Services
2 3 (9.68%) .NET
3 2 (6.45%) Ajax
3 2 (6.45%) CSS
3 2 (6.45%) Hibernate
3 2 (6.45%) HTML
3 2 (6.45%) Java RMI
3 2 (6.45%) JPA
3 2 (6.45%) jQuery
3 2 (6.45%) JSF
3 2 (6.45%) JSP
3 2 (6.45%) LAMP
3 2 (6.45%) Middleware
3 2 (6.45%) Servlets
3 2 (6.45%) Spring
3 2 (6.45%) Swing
3 2 (6.45%) XHTML
3 2 (6.45%) XML
3 2 (6.45%) XSL
3 2 (6.45%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.68%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.23%) Clustering
3 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.23%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.23%) iPhone
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (38.71%) Windows Server
2 10 (32.26%) Linux
3 9 (29.03%) Windows 7
4 4 (12.90%) Windows 8
5 3 (9.68%) SUSE
5 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (9.68%) Windows XP
6 2 (6.45%) Debian
6 2 (6.45%) Fedora
6 2 (6.45%) Unix
6 2 (6.45%) Windows 2000
6 2 (6.45%) Windows NT
6 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (6.45%) Windows Vista
7 1 (3.23%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (19.35%) Configuration Management
2 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (9.68%) Data Migration
3 3 (9.68%) Incident Management
3 3 (9.68%) Migration
3 3 (9.68%) Network Architecture
3 3 (9.68%) SDLC
3 3 (9.68%) Web Development
4 2 (6.45%) Issue Tracking
4 2 (6.45%) Load Balancing
4 2 (6.45%) Multithreading
4 2 (6.45%) Network Management
4 2 (6.45%) Project Management
4 2 (6.45%) SysML
4 2 (6.45%) UML
4 2 (6.45%) Unit Testing
4 2 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (6.45%) XML Parsing
5 1 (3.23%) ITSM
5 1 (3.23%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 6 (19.35%) SQL
2 3 (9.68%) C
2 3 (9.68%) C#
2 3 (9.68%) Python
3 2 (6.45%) C++
3 2 (6.45%) Java
3 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.45%) Perl
3 2 (6.45%) PHP
3 2 (6.45%) Ruby
3 2 (6.45%) Tcl
4 1 (3.23%) Delphi
4 1 (3.23%) Pascal
4 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (29.03%) SC Cleared
1 9 (29.03%) Security Cleared
2 6 (19.35%) Degree
3 3 (9.68%) CCNA
3 3 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (6.45%) A+ Certification
5 1 (3.23%) MCSE
5 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 17 (54.84%) Active Directory
2 8 (25.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.45%) Samba
4 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.23%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) Nagios
1 2 (6.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (29.03%) VMware
2 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.68%) Juniper
4 2 (6.45%) Dell
4 2 (6.45%) HP
4 2 (6.45%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco
5 1 (3.23%) Citrix
5 1 (3.23%) Google
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle