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 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 35 24 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 27.78% 20.51% 22.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 97.22% 72.73% 72.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 9 8
Average daily rate
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£313 £300 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -3.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £104 £90 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £455 £326
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £315 £313
% change year-on-year
-3.17% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 9
Average hourly rate £18.50 £35.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.14% +141.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £15.98 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £46.00 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
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
36 33 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 28.57% 28.21% 30.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 17 10
Average daily rate £260 £325 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £90 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £475 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 11
Average hourly rate £25.00 £46.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.65% +217.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £15.45 £11.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £46.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 August 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 August 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 27 (44.26%) Windows 7
2 21 (34.43%) Microsoft
3 17 (27.87%) Active Directory
4 14 (22.95%) Windows XP
5 12 (19.67%) VMware
6 11 (18.03%) Migration
6 11 (18.03%) Security Cleared
7 10 (16.39%) Citrix
8 9 (14.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (14.75%) SC Cleared
8 9 (14.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (13.11%) HP
9 8 (13.11%) SQL
9 8 (13.11%) MS Office
10 7 (11.48%) SQL Server
10 7 (11.48%) MS Exchange
10 7 (11.48%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (9.84%) SCCM
11 6 (9.84%) Windows 2000
11 6 (9.84%) MS Excel
11 6 (9.84%) C++
11 6 (9.84%) SharePoint
11 6 (9.84%) Clustering
11 6 (9.84%) Configuration Management
12 5 (8.20%) TCP/IP
12 5 (8.20%) Internet
12 5 (8.20%) Lotus
12 5 (8.20%) VB
12 5 (8.20%) .NET
12 5 (8.20%) Software Engineering

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (11.48%) MS Exchange
2 6 (9.84%) SharePoint
3 4 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (6.56%) IIS
3 4 (6.56%) IBM Notes
3 4 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.28%) Lotus Domino
4 2 (3.28%) Lync
5 1 (1.64%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (1.64%) Site Server
Applications
1 8 (13.11%) MS Office
2 6 (9.84%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.20%) TCP/IP
1 5 (8.20%) Internet
2 4 (6.56%) Firewall
3 3 (4.92%) Network Security
4 2 (3.28%) DNS
4 2 (3.28%) DHCP
4 2 (3.28%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.64%) SNMP
5 1 (1.64%) ATM
5 1 (1.64%) LAN
5 1 (1.64%) WAN
5 1 (1.64%) SAN
5 1 (1.64%) VPN
5 1 (1.64%) SWIFTNet
5 1 (1.64%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.48%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.56%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.64%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (6.56%) Visual Studio
1 4 (6.56%) AppScan
1 4 (6.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.28%) MSI
2 2 (3.28%) Selenium
2 2 (3.28%) SpecFlow
3 1 (1.64%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.64%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (1.64%) StarTeam
3 1 (1.64%) ClearCase
3 1 (1.64%) ClearQuest
General
1 4 (6.56%) Back Office
2 3 (4.92%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.28%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.64%) Legal
4 1 (1.64%) Military
4 1 (1.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (8.20%) Project Manager
1 5 (8.20%) Desktop Support
1 5 (8.20%) Consultant
1 5 (8.20%) Analyst
2 4 (6.56%) Support Technician
2 4 (6.56%) Administrator
2 4 (6.56%) Change Consultant
3 3 (4.92%) 1st Line Support Technician
3 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Manager
3 3 (4.92%) Test Leader
3 3 (4.92%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (4.92%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (4.92%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 3 (4.92%) Software Engineer
4 2 (3.28%) Developer
4 2 (3.28%) Support Engineer
4 2 (3.28%) Web Developer
4 2 (3.28%) Security Analyst
4 2 (3.28%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.20%) .NET
2 4 (6.56%) Web Services
3 3 (4.92%) Ajax
4 2 (3.28%) Application Packaging
4 2 (3.28%) HTML
4 2 (3.28%) D3.js
5 1 (1.64%) WPF
5 1 (1.64%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.64%) XML
5 1 (1.64%) MSMQ
5 1 (1.64%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.84%) Clustering
2 2 (3.28%) Firmware
3 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.64%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.64%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 27 (44.26%) Windows 7
2 14 (22.95%) Windows XP
3 9 (14.75%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (14.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (9.84%) Windows 2000
5 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (6.56%) AIX
7 3 (4.92%) Linux
7 3 (4.92%) UNIX
8 1 (1.64%) CentOS
8 1 (1.64%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.03%) Migration
2 6 (9.84%) Configuration Management
3 5 (8.20%) Software Engineering
3 5 (8.20%) Incident Management
4 4 (6.56%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (6.56%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (6.56%) ITIL
5 3 (4.92%) Service Delivery
5 3 (4.92%) Project Management
6 2 (3.28%) Scrum
6 2 (3.28%) Business Continuity
6 2 (3.28%) Process Management
6 2 (3.28%) UML
6 2 (3.28%) E-Commerce
6 2 (3.28%) Web Development
6 2 (3.28%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (3.28%) Problem Management
6 2 (3.28%) ITIL V3
7 1 (1.64%) SIEM
7 1 (1.64%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.11%) SQL
2 6 (9.84%) C++
3 5 (8.20%) VB
4 4 (6.56%) VBScript
4 4 (6.56%) C
4 4 (6.56%) C#
5 3 (4.92%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.64%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (18.03%) Security Cleared
2 9 (14.75%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.64%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.64%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (1.64%) MCSE
3 1 (1.64%) CISSP
3 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.64%) GIAC
3 1 (1.64%) GCIA
3 1 (1.64%) MCITP
3 1 (1.64%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) QA
System Software
1 17 (27.87%) Active Directory
2 7 (11.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.56%) Hyper-V
3 4 (6.56%) XenApp
3 4 (6.56%) VMware ESX
3 4 (6.56%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (6.56%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (4.92%) Nmap
5 2 (3.28%) XenServer
5 2 (3.28%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.64%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (1.64%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 6 (9.84%) SCCM
2 3 (4.92%) MOM
2 3 (4.92%) Backup Exec
2 3 (4.92%) Nessus
3 2 (3.28%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (3.28%) SAP Afaria
3 2 (3.28%) SCOM
3 2 (3.28%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.64%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 21 (34.43%) Microsoft
2 12 (19.67%) VMware
3 10 (16.39%) Citrix
4 8 (13.11%) HP
5 5 (8.20%) Lotus
6 4 (6.56%) Symantec
7 3 (4.92%) Oracle
7 3 (4.92%) Cisco
8 2 (3.28%) Intel
8 2 (3.28%) Altiris
8 2 (3.28%) McAfee
8 2 (3.28%) Sophos
8 2 (3.28%) Qualys
8 2 (3.28%) Becrypt
9 1 (1.64%) ArcSight
9 1 (1.64%) Lumension
9 1 (1.64%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.64%) Endeca
9 1 (1.64%) IBM
9 1 (1.64%) Remedy