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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 1 10
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +9
Contract jobs citing Windows 19 26 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 16.67% 26.80% 7.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 55.88% 86.67% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 3
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£145 £305 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.45% +10.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £183 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £424 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 1
Average hourly rate £13.00 £21.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.82% -29.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
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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
34 30 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 29.82% 30.93% 19.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 14 9
Average daily rate £275 £300 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £165 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £440 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.79% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 2
Average hourly rate £13.00 £20.63 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.96% -31.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.78% -0.78%

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 5 May 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 26 (59.09%) Microsoft
2 19 (43.18%) Windows 7
3 16 (36.36%) Active Directory
4 15 (34.09%) Migration
5 10 (22.73%) SQL
5 10 (22.73%) SQL Server
5 10 (22.73%) SC Cleared
5 10 (22.73%) Security Cleared
5 10 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (18.18%) MS Office
7 7 (15.91%) Visual Studio
7 7 (15.91%) .NET
7 7 (15.91%) C#
7 7 (15.91%) Incident Management
7 7 (15.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (13.64%) Oracle
8 6 (13.64%) Windows XP
8 6 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (11.36%) MS Excel
9 5 (11.36%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (11.36%) Hyper-V
10 4 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (9.09%) SCCM
10 4 (9.09%) Windows 8
10 4 (9.09%) Linux
10 4 (9.09%) ASP.NET
10 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (9.09%) Scrum

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 (6.82%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.27%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (2.27%) LiveCycle
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 8 (18.18%) MS Office
2 5 (11.36%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.82%) DNS
1 3 (6.82%) DHCP
2 2 (4.55%) SAN
3 1 (2.27%) Internet
3 1 (2.27%) VLAN
3 1 (2.27%) Network Security
3 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.36%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (6.82%) MySQL
4 3 (6.82%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.27%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (2.27%) MS Access
6 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 7 (15.91%) Visual Studio
2 4 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (6.82%) Yeoman
4 2 (4.55%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.27%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (6.82%) Aerospace
2 2 (4.55%) Military
3 1 (2.27%) Retail
3 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.27%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (25.00%) Analyst
2 7 (15.91%) Support Engineer
3 4 (9.09%) Desktop Support
3 4 (9.09%) Service Analyst
3 4 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (9.09%) Rollout Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Server Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Field Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Migration Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Field Service Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) DBA
4 3 (6.82%) Analyst Programmer
4 3 (6.82%) Programmer
5 2 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (4.55%) Developer
5 2 (4.55%) Tester
5 2 (4.55%) Test Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Consultant
5 2 (4.55%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.91%) .NET
2 4 (9.09%) ASP.NET
3 3 (6.82%) Web Services
3 3 (6.82%) Silverlight
4 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 2 (4.55%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.27%) Application Packaging
5 1 (2.27%) Middleware
5 1 (2.27%) CSS
5 1 (2.27%) Classic ASP
5 1 (2.27%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (2.27%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.82%) Management Information System
1 3 (6.82%) Clustering
1 3 (6.82%) Computer Science
1 3 (6.82%) Open Source
2 2 (4.55%) EPoS
3 1 (2.27%) HACMP
3 1 (2.27%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 19 (43.18%) Windows 7
2 10 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (15.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (13.64%) Windows XP
4 6 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (9.09%) Linux
5 4 (9.09%) Windows 8
6 3 (6.82%) CentOS
6 3 (6.82%) Oracle Linux
6 3 (6.82%) Windows 2000
6 3 (6.82%) Ubuntu
7 2 (4.55%) AIX
7 2 (4.55%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (4.55%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.27%) UNIX
8 1 (2.27%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.09%) Migration
2 7 (15.91%) Incident Management
3 4 (9.09%) Scrum
3 4 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (6.82%) ITIL
4 3 (6.82%) Process Management
4 3 (6.82%) Load Balancing
4 3 (6.82%) Test Management
4 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (4.55%) Change Control
5 2 (4.55%) Analytics
5 2 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (4.55%) Configuration Management
5 2 (4.55%) Performance Testing
5 2 (4.55%) Problem Management
5 2 (4.55%) Change Management
5 2 (4.55%) E-Commerce
5 2 (4.55%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.73%) SQL
2 7 (15.91%) C#
3 3 (6.82%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.55%) PL/SQL
4 2 (4.55%) VB.NET
4 2 (4.55%) VBA
5 1 (2.27%) VB
5 1 (2.27%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (22.73%) SC Cleared
1 10 (22.73%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (6.82%) Degree
4 2 (4.55%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.55%) MCSA
5 1 (2.27%) MCSE
5 1 (2.27%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.36%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.27%) XenApp
3 1 (2.27%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) SCCM
2 3 (6.82%) Nagios
2 3 (6.82%) Hyperic
3 2 (4.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (2.27%) Tivoli
4 1 (2.27%) SCVMM
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (2.27%) Nessus
4 1 (2.27%) Nmap
4 1 (2.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 26 (59.09%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.64%) Oracle
3 3 (6.82%) Citrix
3 3 (6.82%) Red Hat
3 3 (6.82%) SolarWinds
3 3 (6.82%) Splunk
4 2 (4.55%) HP
4 2 (4.55%) 3PAR
4 2 (4.55%) Sophos
4 2 (4.55%) VMware
5 1 (2.27%) Apple
5 1 (2.27%) Siebel
5 1 (2.27%) Cisco
5 1 (2.27%) Adobe
5 1 (2.27%) Acronis