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 4 August 2015 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 1 4
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 13 27 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 15.12% 22.88% 18.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 76.47% 93.10% 64.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 15 11
Average daily rate
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£295 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.71% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £94 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £435 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 5
Average hourly rate £47.83 £25.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.32% -28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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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
17 29 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 19.77% 24.58% 29.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 20
Average daily rate £283 £311 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.23% -14.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £90 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £439 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 5
Average hourly rate £30.42 £25.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.66% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £23.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £38.00 £35.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 (53.13%) Windows 7
2 16 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 15 (46.88%) Active Directory
4 9 (28.13%) SQL Server
4 9 (28.13%) VMware
5 8 (25.00%) Incident Management
5 8 (25.00%) Migration
5 8 (25.00%) MS Office
5 8 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 6 (18.75%) SC Cleared
6 6 (18.75%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (15.63%) Hyper-V
7 5 (15.63%) Degree
7 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (15.63%) Data Centre
7 5 (15.63%) SQL
7 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (12.50%) MPLS
8 4 (12.50%) OSPF
8 4 (12.50%) BGP
8 4 (12.50%) L2TP
8 4 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (12.50%) IPsec
8 4 (12.50%) .NET
8 4 (12.50%) C#
8 4 (12.50%) Visual Studio
8 4 (12.50%) ITIL
8 4 (12.50%) Windows XP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 3 (9.38%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.13%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 8 (25.00%) MS Office
2 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.13%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) MPLS
1 4 (12.50%) OSPF
1 4 (12.50%) BGP
1 4 (12.50%) L2TP
1 4 (12.50%) IPsec
1 4 (12.50%) LAN
1 4 (12.50%) WAN
1 4 (12.50%) RIP
1 4 (12.50%) DNS
1 4 (12.50%) HSRP
2 2 (6.25%) SAN
3 1 (3.13%) VLAN
3 1 (3.13%) Network Security
3 1 (3.13%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (28.13%) SQL Server
2 6 (18.75%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.13%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (3.13%) MS Access
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Visual Studio
1 4 (12.50%) Yeoman
2 2 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.13%) SpecFlow
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (6.25%) Retail
2 1 (3.13%) Aerospace
2 1 (3.13%) Military
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Analyst
2 6 (18.75%) Support Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Desktop Support
3 5 (15.63%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Service Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (9.38%) Field Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Analyst Programmer
5 3 (9.38%) Programmer
5 3 (9.38%) Field Service Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Field Support Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Rollout Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) PC Support
6 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Migration Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Administrator
6 2 (6.25%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) .NET
2 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET
2 3 (9.38%) Silverlight
3 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 1 (3.13%) HTML
3 1 (3.13%) CSS
3 1 (3.13%) Web Services
3 1 (3.13%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.38%) EPoS
3 2 (6.25%) Clustering
4 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.13%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 17 (53.13%) Windows 7
2 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (12.50%) Windows XP
3 4 (12.50%) Windows 8
3 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (6.25%) Apple iOS
4 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.13%) Android
5 1 (3.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Migration
1 8 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 4 (12.50%) ITIL
3 3 (9.38%) Load Balancing
3 3 (9.38%) Problem Management
3 3 (9.38%) Open Source
3 3 (9.38%) Change Management
4 2 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (6.25%) Analytics
4 2 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (6.25%) Scrum
4 2 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.13%) TDD
5 1 (3.13%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.13%) Data Analysis
5 1 (3.13%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.13%) Process Management
5 1 (3.13%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.63%) SQL
2 4 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (3.13%) Java
3 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.13%) VB.NET
3 1 (3.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (15.63%) Degree
4 4 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (9.38%) MCSE
5 3 (9.38%) CCNA
6 2 (6.25%) MCSA
6 2 (6.25%) DV Cleared
7 1 (3.13%) MCP
7 1 (3.13%) MCDST
7 1 (3.13%) ISTQB
System Software
1 15 (46.88%) Active Directory
2 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (15.63%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.25%) vSphere
4 1 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 2 (6.25%) SCCM
2 1 (3.13%) SCVMM
2 1 (3.13%) Nessus
2 1 (3.13%) Nmap
2 1 (3.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (28.13%) VMware
3 3 (9.38%) Juniper
4 2 (6.25%) Acronis
5 1 (3.13%) Veeam
5 1 (3.13%) 3PAR
5 1 (3.13%) Apple
5 1 (3.13%) Remedy
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle
5 1 (3.13%) Cisco
5 1 (3.13%) Adobe
5 1 (3.13%) HP
5 1 (3.13%) Citrix