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 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 1 5
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 17 23 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 12.41% 24.47% 13.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.74% 60.53% 71.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 5
Average daily rate £240 £283 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.04% -2.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £148 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £419 £326
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £295
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 6
Average hourly rate £13.38 £23.25 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.47% -26.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.65 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.88 £35.25 £97.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -
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
38 38 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 27.74% 40.43% 19.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 25 8
Average daily rate £275 £305 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.83% -3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £260 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £425 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 6
Average hourly rate £11.50 £13.75 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.36% -56.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £33.75 £155.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 8 February 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 8 February 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 (41.46%) Windows Server
2 16 (39.02%) Linux
2 16 (39.02%) Active Directory
3 11 (26.83%) SQL Server
4 10 (24.39%) SC Cleared
4 10 (24.39%) Security Cleared
4 10 (24.39%) Windows 7
5 9 (21.95%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (21.95%) VMware
5 9 (21.95%) C#
6 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
7 7 (17.07%) CISSP
7 7 (17.07%) C++
7 7 (17.07%) .NET
7 7 (17.07%) Unix
7 7 (17.07%) Software Engineering
8 6 (14.63%) Degree
8 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (14.63%) Security Architecture
8 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (14.63%) Intrusion Detection
8 6 (14.63%) AIX
8 6 (14.63%) Oracle
8 6 (14.63%) Web Services
8 6 (14.63%) Citrix
9 5 (12.20%) Windows XP
9 5 (12.20%) TCP/IP
9 5 (12.20%) DNS
9 5 (12.20%) HPUX
9 5 (12.20%) UML

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 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 (4.88%) Apache
1 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (4.88%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.44%) Drupal
2 1 (2.44%) GlassFish
2 1 (2.44%) IIS
2 1 (2.44%) JBoss
2 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.63%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (12.20%) DNS
2 5 (12.20%) TCP/IP
3 3 (7.32%) BGP
3 3 (7.32%) HSRP
3 3 (7.32%) IPsec
3 3 (7.32%) L2TP
3 3 (7.32%) LAN
3 3 (7.32%) MPLS
3 3 (7.32%) OSPF
3 3 (7.32%) RIP
3 3 (7.32%) WAN
4 2 (4.88%) Kerberos
4 2 (4.88%) LDAP
5 1 (2.44%) Asterisk PBX
5 1 (2.44%) DVB
5 1 (2.44%) Firewall
5 1 (2.44%) Network Security
5 1 (2.44%) SMTP
5 1 (2.44%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (26.83%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.20%) Oracle Database
3 4 (9.76%) MySQL
3 4 (9.76%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (9.76%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.44%) MariaDB
5 1 (2.44%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Git (software)
1 4 (9.76%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (9.76%) Visual Studio
2 3 (7.32%) Yeoman
3 1 (2.44%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.44%) JUnit
3 1 (2.44%) NetBeans
3 1 (2.44%) Subversion
General
1 3 (7.32%) Finance
1 3 (7.32%) Military
2 2 (4.88%) Back Office
2 2 (4.88%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.44%) Electronics
3 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (26.83%) Architect
2 7 (17.07%) C# Developer
2 7 (17.07%) Developer
3 6 (14.63%) C# Software Developer
3 6 (14.63%) Security Architect
3 6 (14.63%) Software Developer
4 5 (12.20%) Support Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) Technical Architect
5 4 (9.76%) Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Desktop Support
6 3 (7.32%) .NET Developer
6 3 (7.32%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (7.32%) Administrator
6 3 (7.32%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
6 3 (7.32%) Service Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Software Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.07%) .NET
2 6 (14.63%) Web Services
3 4 (9.76%) WCF
3 4 (9.76%) WPF
4 2 (4.88%) LAMP
4 2 (4.88%) Middleware
4 2 (4.88%) RESTful
5 1 (2.44%) Ajax
5 1 (2.44%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (2.44%) Django
5 1 (2.44%) Hibernate
5 1 (2.44%) HTML5
5 1 (2.44%) JavaFX
5 1 (2.44%) JPA
5 1 (2.44%) jQuery
5 1 (2.44%) JSF
5 1 (2.44%) PrimeFaces
5 1 (2.44%) Spring
5 1 (2.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Data Centre
1 5 (12.20%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.88%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.44%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.44%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 17 (41.46%) Windows Server
2 16 (39.02%) Linux
3 10 (24.39%) Windows 7
4 7 (17.07%) Unix
5 6 (14.63%) AIX
5 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (12.20%) HPUX
6 5 (12.20%) Windows XP
7 4 (9.76%) Windows 8
8 3 (7.32%) SUSE
9 2 (4.88%) Debian
9 2 (4.88%) Fedora
9 2 (4.88%) Windows 2000
9 2 (4.88%) Windows NT
9 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (4.88%) Windows Vista
10 1 (2.44%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.07%) Software Engineering
2 6 (14.63%) Security Architecture
3 5 (12.20%) Penetration Testing
3 5 (12.20%) SIEM
3 5 (12.20%) Technical Architecture
3 5 (12.20%) UML
3 5 (12.20%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 4 (9.76%) Incident Management
4 4 (9.76%) MVVM
5 3 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (7.32%) Web Development
6 2 (4.88%) Data Migration
6 2 (4.88%) Migration
6 2 (4.88%) Multithreading
6 2 (4.88%) Programme Management
6 2 (4.88%) Project Management
6 2 (4.88%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (4.88%) Unit Testing
6 2 (4.88%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (2.44%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.95%) C#
2 7 (17.07%) C++
3 4 (9.76%) C
3 4 (9.76%) SQL
4 2 (4.88%) Ada
4 2 (4.88%) Ada 83
4 2 (4.88%) Ada 95
4 2 (4.88%) Perl
4 2 (4.88%) PHP
4 2 (4.88%) Python
4 2 (4.88%) Ruby
5 1 (2.44%) Delphi
5 1 (2.44%) Java
5 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.44%) Pascal
5 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.44%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 10 (24.39%) SC Cleared
1 10 (24.39%) Security Cleared
2 7 (17.07%) CISSP
3 6 (14.63%) Degree
4 4 (9.76%) CEH
5 3 (7.32%) CCNA
5 3 (7.32%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (4.88%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 16 (39.02%) Active Directory
2 9 (21.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.88%) Samba
4 1 (2.44%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) Nagios
1 2 (4.88%) SCOM
2 1 (2.44%) Nessus
2 1 (2.44%) Nmap
Vendors
1 9 (21.95%) VMware
2 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
3 6 (14.63%) Citrix
3 6 (14.63%) Oracle
4 3 (7.32%) HP
4 3 (7.32%) Juniper
5 2 (4.88%) Dell
5 2 (4.88%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.44%) Cisco
6 1 (2.44%) Google
6 1 (2.44%) IBM