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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 1 9
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows 9 21 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 10.34% 18.75% 13.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.86% 95.45% 55.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 7
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£218 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.40% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £250 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £413 £382
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 2
Average hourly rate £13.00 £22.50 £23.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.22% -3.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -6.45%
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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
21 22 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 24.14% 19.64% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 16
Average daily rate £300 £310 £354
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -12.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £90 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £413 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 2
Average hourly rate £13.00 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 21 (56.76%) Microsoft
2 18 (48.65%) Windows 7
3 14 (37.84%) Active Directory
4 11 (29.73%) SQL Server
5 10 (27.03%) SQL
5 10 (27.03%) Migration
6 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (21.62%) Incident Management
7 8 (21.62%) MS Office
8 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (18.92%) Security Cleared
9 6 (16.22%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (16.22%) Visual Studio
9 6 (16.22%) .NET
9 6 (16.22%) C#
9 6 (16.22%) Oracle
9 6 (16.22%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (13.51%) SC Cleared
10 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
10 5 (13.51%) Hyper-V
10 5 (13.51%) Windows 8
11 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (10.81%) Yeoman
11 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (10.81%) Windows XP
11 4 (10.81%) ITIL
11 4 (10.81%) Linux
11 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET
11 4 (10.81%) VMware
12 3 (8.11%) PostgreSQL

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 (8.11%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.70%) LiveCycle
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 8 (21.62%) MS Office
2 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) SAN
2 1 (2.70%) VLAN
2 1 (2.70%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (29.73%) SQL Server
2 6 (16.22%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (16.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (8.11%) MySQL
3 3 (8.11%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.70%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (2.70%) MS Access
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 6 (16.22%) Visual Studio
2 4 (10.81%) Yeoman
3 3 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.70%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (5.41%) Retail
2 1 (2.70%) Back Office
2 1 (2.70%) Aerospace
2 1 (2.70%) Military
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) Analyst
2 8 (21.62%) Support Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) Desktop Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Service Analyst
4 5 (13.51%) Desktop Support
4 5 (13.51%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Rollout Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Field Service Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Field Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Migration Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (8.11%) DBA
6 3 (8.11%) Analyst Programmer
6 3 (8.11%) Programmer
6 3 (8.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Field Support Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Administrator
7 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.22%) .NET
2 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET
3 3 (8.11%) Silverlight
4 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 2 (5.41%) Web Services
4 2 (5.41%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.70%) HTML
5 1 (2.70%) Middleware
5 1 (2.70%) CSS
5 1 (2.70%) Classic ASP
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Management Information System
1 3 (8.11%) Clustering
1 3 (8.11%) EPoS
2 1 (2.70%) HACMP
2 1 (2.70%) Biometrics
2 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.70%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 18 (48.65%) Windows 7
2 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (13.51%) Windows 8
5 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (10.81%) Linux
5 4 (10.81%) Windows XP
6 3 (8.11%) Windows 2000
6 3 (8.11%) Ubuntu
6 3 (8.11%) CentOS
6 3 (8.11%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (5.41%) Apple iOS
7 2 (5.41%) AIX
8 1 (2.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.03%) Migration
2 8 (21.62%) Incident Management
3 4 (10.81%) ITIL
4 3 (8.11%) Scrum
4 3 (8.11%) Change Management
4 3 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (8.11%) Load Balancing
4 3 (8.11%) Problem Management
4 3 (8.11%) Open Source
4 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (5.41%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (5.41%) Process Management
5 2 (5.41%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (5.41%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (5.41%) Change Control
5 2 (5.41%) Analytics
5 2 (5.41%) Performance Testing
5 2 (5.41%) Test Management
5 2 (5.41%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (5.41%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.03%) SQL
2 6 (16.22%) C#
3 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.41%) PL/SQL
3 2 (5.41%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.70%) VBA
4 1 (2.70%) VB
4 1 (2.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (18.92%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.51%) SC Cleared
3 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.41%) MCSE
4 2 (5.41%) MCSA
4 2 (5.41%) DV Cleared
4 2 (5.41%) Degree
5 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.70%) MCDST
5 1 (2.70%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (37.84%) Active Directory
2 5 (13.51%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.41%) vSphere
4 1 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.70%) XenApp
4 1 (2.70%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) Nagios
1 3 (8.11%) Hyperic
2 2 (5.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (2.70%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.70%) WSUS
3 1 (2.70%) SCCM
3 1 (2.70%) SCVMM
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 21 (56.76%) Microsoft
2 6 (16.22%) Oracle
3 4 (10.81%) VMware
4 3 (8.11%) SolarWinds
4 3 (8.11%) Splunk
4 3 (8.11%) Red Hat
5 2 (5.41%) HP
5 2 (5.41%) Cisco
5 2 (5.41%) 3PAR
5 2 (5.41%) Acronis
6 1 (2.70%) Citrix
6 1 (2.70%) Apple
6 1 (2.70%) Remedy
6 1 (2.70%) Siebel
6 1 (2.70%) Adobe