The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 2 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 5 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 1028 1406 1627
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 13.26% 14.73% 16.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.41% 58.51% 64.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 548 734 792
Median daily rate £350 £350 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £165 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 189 202
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.46 £47.26 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +1.66%
Windows
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Operating Systems Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1674 2403 2508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 21.60% 25.18% 25.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 915 1355 1292
Median daily rate £358 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £213 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 238 223
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £41.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the South East region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the South East region over the 3 months to 2 December 2016.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the South East region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the South East region over the 3 months to 2 December 2016.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Windows
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the South East region over the 3 months to 2 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +1 291 £360 +6.66% 87
Surrey +2 204 £350 -12.50% 64
Berkshire -2 198 £350 -6.66% 72
Buckinghamshire -3 107 £363 -3.33% 24
Oxfordshire -3 86 £250 -16.66% 28
West Sussex -3 49 £325 +8.33% 15
Kent +3 29 £325 +2.36% 13
East Sussex +2 26 £350 +22.80% 13
Middlesex +8 20 £355 -13.93% 5
Sussex +3 6 £350 -30.00% 1
Thames Valley - 2 £700 - 1
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Windows.

1 797 (37.04%) Active Directory
2 778 (36.15%) Microsoft
3 668 (31.04%) Windows Server
4 627 (29.14%) VMware
5 540 (25.09%) Linux
6 394 (18.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 393 (18.26%) Security Cleared
8 383 (17.80%) Windows 7
9 359 (16.68%) Windows Server 2012
10 350 (16.26%) VMware Infrastructure
11 339 (15.75%) MS Office
12 319 (14.82%) ITIL
13 316 (14.68%) SQL
14 287 (13.34%) MS Excel
15 286 (13.29%) SQL Server
16 266 (12.36%) SC Cleared
17 259 (12.04%) Unix
18 252 (11.71%) Cisco
19 249 (11.57%) Citrix
20 236 (10.97%) Finance
21 228 (10.59%) PowerShell
22 225 (10.46%) SCCM
23 220 (10.22%) Migration
24 218 (10.13%) Oracle
25 210 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
26 197 (9.15%) Data Centre
27 196 (9.11%) DNS
28 195 (9.06%) C#
29 193 (8.97%) .NET
30 192 (8.92%) MS Exchange

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 192 (8.92%) MS Exchange
2 108 (5.02%) SharePoint
3 95 (4.41%) IIS
4 84 (3.90%) Skype for Business
5 71 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2010
6 45 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2013
7 36 (1.67%) Apache
8 27 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2007
9 26 (1.21%) BizTalk Server
10 22 (1.02%) IBM Notes
11 21 (0.98%) JBoss
12 20 (0.93%) Tomcat
12 20 (0.93%) WebLogic
12 20 (0.93%) WebSphere
13 19 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
14 18 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 16 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
16 13 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 11 (0.51%) Office Communications Server
18 10 (0.46%) Confluence
Applications
1 339 (15.75%) MS Office
2 287 (13.34%) MS Excel
3 34 (1.58%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.74%) MS Project
5 12 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.14%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.093%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.093%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.093%) InDesign
9 1 (0.046%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.046%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 25 (1.16%) Dynamics NAV
2 20 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
3 18 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
4 15 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 7 (0.33%) SAP hybris
6 6 (0.28%) Adobe Campaign
7 5 (0.23%) Infor M3
8 3 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.093%) assyst
9 2 (0.093%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.093%) Sage X3
10 1 (0.046%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
10 1 (0.046%) Maximo
10 1 (0.046%) OpenText Process Suite
10 1 (0.046%) Oracle Applications
10 1 (0.046%) Primavera
10 1 (0.046%) SAP FI
10 1 (0.046%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 189 (8.78%) Office 365
2 127 (5.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 108 (5.02%) IaaS
4 84 (3.90%) PaaS
5 74 (3.44%) Amazon AWS
6 32 (1.49%) SaaS
7 10 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (0.37%) Amazon S3
8 8 (0.37%) OneDrive
9 6 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.23%) GitHub
10 5 (0.23%) Yammer
11 4 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
11 4 (0.19%) CloudFront
11 4 (0.19%) Mimecast
12 3 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.093%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.093%) Bluemix
13 2 (0.093%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 196 (9.11%) DNS
2 168 (7.81%) TCP/IP
3 164 (7.62%) Firewall
4 148 (6.88%) SAN
5 132 (6.13%) DHCP
6 117 (5.44%) LAN
7 96 (4.46%) VPN
8 95 (4.41%) WAN
9 80 (3.72%) Internet
10 70 (3.25%) SSL
11 68 (3.16%) Skype
12 56 (2.60%) Wireless
13 54 (2.51%) LDAP
14 50 (2.32%) Network Security
15 49 (2.28%) MPLS
16 47 (2.18%) IPsec
17 45 (2.09%) HTTP
18 39 (1.81%) SMTP
18 39 (1.81%) VoIP
19 37 (1.72%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 286 (13.29%) SQL Server
2 64 (2.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 52 (2.42%) Oracle Database
4 45 (2.09%) MySQL
5 36 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 34 (1.58%) DB2
7 24 (1.12%) Relational Database
7 24 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 22 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
9 21 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
10 19 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
11 16 (0.74%) MongoDB
12 14 (0.65%) NoSQL
13 13 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
13 13 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
14 10 (0.46%) Big Data
14 10 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
14 10 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 9 (0.42%) Oracle Database 12c
16 8 (0.37%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 78 (3.62%) Visual Studio
2 70 (3.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 38 (1.77%) Git (software)
4 36 (1.67%) Selenium
5 34 (1.58%) Jenkins
6 30 (1.39%) MSI
7 27 (1.25%) Eclipse
7 27 (1.25%) JIRA
8 26 (1.21%) NUnit
8 26 (1.21%) Subversion
9 14 (0.65%) Ant
9 14 (0.65%) SpecFlow
10 12 (0.56%) Cucumber
11 11 (0.51%) JUnit
11 11 (0.51%) Maven
11 11 (0.51%) MSBuild
12 10 (0.46%) WiX
13 8 (0.37%) Gradle
13 8 (0.37%) TeamCity
13 8 (0.37%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 236 (10.97%) Finance
2 71 (3.30%) Telecoms
3 57 (2.65%) Retail
4 41 (1.91%) Marketing
5 29 (1.35%) Electronics
6 26 (1.21%) Manufacturing
7 25 (1.16%) Law
8 24 (1.12%) Banking
9 22 (1.02%) Advertising
10 20 (0.93%) Legal
11 16 (0.74%) Back Office
11 16 (0.74%) Military
12 10 (0.46%) Publishing
13 7 (0.33%) German Language
13 7 (0.33%) Local Government
14 5 (0.23%) Billing
14 5 (0.23%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.23%) Japanese Language
15 4 (0.19%) Games
15 4 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 300 (13.94%) Analyst
2 219 (10.18%) Support Engineer
3 192 (8.92%) Developer
4 185 (8.60%) Architect
5 126 (5.86%) Windows Engineer
6 120 (5.58%) Consultant
7 111 (5.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 108 (5.02%) Support Analyst
9 105 (4.88%) Desktop Support
10 97 (4.51%) Service Analyst
11 92 (4.28%) Service Desk Analyst
12 87 (4.04%) 2nd Line Support
12 87 (4.04%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 87 (4.04%) Infrastructure Architect
13 79 (3.67%) Administrator
14 77 (3.58%) 1st Line Support
14 77 (3.58%) Desktop Engineer
15 74 (3.44%) .NET Developer
16 71 (3.30%) IT Support
17 66 (3.07%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 193 (8.97%) .NET
2 122 (5.67%) XML
3 92 (4.28%) HTML
4 91 (4.23%) CSS
5 86 (4.00%) Web Services
6 77 (3.58%) ASP.NET
7 61 (2.83%) jQuery
8 49 (2.28%) Middleware
9 45 (2.09%) WCF
10 39 (1.81%) .NET Framework
11 33 (1.53%) Ajax
12 29 (1.35%) ASP.NET MVC
12 29 (1.35%) ASP.NET Web API
13 25 (1.16%) XSLT
14 19 (0.88%) SAML
15 18 (0.84%) Entity Framework
15 18 (0.84%) J2EE
16 17 (0.79%) SOAP
17 16 (0.74%) REST
17 16 (0.74%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 197 (9.15%) Data Centre
2 93 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
3 79 (3.67%) Management Information System
4 68 (3.16%) Computer Science
5 48 (2.23%) Clustering
6 43 (2.00%) Client/Server
7 42 (1.95%) Blackberry
8 41 (1.91%) Driving Licence
9 35 (1.63%) Mainframe
10 30 (1.39%) Cryptography
10 30 (1.39%) PKI
11 29 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
12 24 (1.12%) Smartphone
13 21 (0.98%) CESG
14 20 (0.93%) EMC VNX
14 20 (0.93%) Public Cloud
14 20 (0.93%) Replication
15 19 (0.88%) Fat Client
15 19 (0.88%) N-Tier
15 19 (0.88%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 668 (31.04%) Windows Server
2 540 (25.09%) Linux
3 394 (18.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 383 (17.80%) Windows 7
5 359 (16.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 259 (12.04%) Unix
7 210 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 171 (7.95%) Windows 10
9 117 (5.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 99 (4.60%) Windows XP
11 93 (4.32%) AIX
12 87 (4.04%) Windows 8
13 72 (3.35%) Solaris
14 67 (3.11%) Android
15 62 (2.88%) Apple iOS
16 41 (1.91%) Windows Vista
17 40 (1.86%) CentOS
18 30 (1.39%) Mac OS X
19 20 (0.93%) Windows Mobile
19 20 (0.93%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 319 (14.82%) ITIL
2 220 (10.22%) Migration
3 173 (8.04%) Agile Software Development
4 143 (6.64%) Service Management
5 95 (4.41%) Project Management
6 72 (3.35%) Incident Management
7 70 (3.25%) MVC
8 67 (3.11%) Configuration Management
8 67 (3.11%) Service Delivery
9 61 (2.83%) Scrum
10 59 (2.74%) Change Management
10 59 (2.74%) Problem Management
11 58 (2.70%) Software Engineering
12 53 (2.46%) SDLC
13 47 (2.18%) High Availability
13 47 (2.18%) Patch Management
13 47 (2.18%) SOA
14 43 (2.00%) DevOps
14 43 (2.00%) Information Security
15 41 (1.91%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 316 (14.68%) SQL
2 228 (10.59%) PowerShell
3 195 (9.06%) C#
4 134 (6.23%) JavaScript
5 121 (5.62%) Java
6 88 (4.09%) C++
7 74 (3.44%) Perl
8 66 (3.07%) Python
9 56 (2.60%) C
10 52 (2.42%) Shell Script
11 50 (2.32%) VB
12 44 (2.04%) VBScript
13 42 (1.95%) VB.NET
14 40 (1.86%) Bash Shell
15 36 (1.67%) T-SQL
16 30 (1.39%) PHP
17 28 (1.30%) Ruby
18 13 (0.60%) PL/SQL
19 11 (0.51%) TypeScript
20 10 (0.46%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 393 (18.26%) Security Cleared
2 266 (12.36%) SC Cleared
3 153 (7.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 113 (5.25%) Degree
5 108 (5.02%) DV Cleared
6 88 (4.09%) MCSE
7 61 (2.83%) Cisco Certification
8 48 (2.23%) CISSP
9 45 (2.09%) MCP
10 30 (1.39%) CCIE
11 27 (1.25%) MCSA
11 27 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 25 (1.16%) CCNP
13 23 (1.07%) CCNA
13 23 (1.07%) CESG Certified Professional
14 22 (1.02%) MCITP
15 21 (0.98%) CEH
16 19 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
16 19 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 17 (0.79%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (4.18%) SLA
2 31 (1.44%) QA
3 28 (1.30%) PCI DSS
4 26 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (0.70%) RMADS
6 13 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
7 11 (0.51%) JSP 440
8 9 (0.42%) PA-DSS
9 6 (0.28%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.19%) COBIT
10 4 (0.19%) COSO
10 4 (0.19%) Data Quality
10 4 (0.19%) ISO 9000
10 4 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.19%) SAS 70
11 2 (0.093%) GPG13
11 2 (0.093%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.093%) ISO13485
12 1 (0.046%) IEC 61508
12 1 (0.046%) SDET
System Software
1 797 (37.04%) Active Directory
2 350 (16.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 133 (6.18%) Hyper-V
4 109 (5.07%) vSphere
5 80 (3.72%) XenApp
6 58 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
7 49 (2.28%) Microsoft App-V
8 48 (2.23%) XenDesktop
9 39 (1.81%) Virtual Machines
10 38 (1.77%) vCloud
11 36 (1.67%) VMware ESX
12 27 (1.25%) BitLocker
13 25 (1.16%) XenServer
14 23 (1.07%) Virtual Desktop
15 19 (0.88%) Firmware
16 18 (0.84%) NFS
17 15 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
18 13 (0.60%) Docker
18 13 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
19 12 (0.56%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 225 (10.46%) SCCM
2 80 (3.72%) SCOM
3 64 (2.97%) Puppet
4 48 (2.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 44 (2.04%) NetBackup
6 42 (1.95%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 33 (1.53%) Tivoli
7 33 (1.53%) WSUS
8 31 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
9 25 (1.16%) AirWatch
9 25 (1.16%) Ansible
10 18 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
10 18 (0.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 18 (0.84%) vRealize
11 16 (0.74%) CA Wily
11 16 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
12 15 (0.70%) QRadar
13 14 (0.65%) Backup Exec
13 14 (0.65%) Microsoft Intune
14 11 (0.51%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 778 (36.15%) Microsoft
2 627 (29.14%) VMware
3 252 (11.71%) Cisco
4 249 (11.57%) Citrix
5 218 (10.13%) Oracle
6 171 (7.95%) HP
7 110 (5.11%) Red Hat
8 82 (3.81%) IBM
9 81 (3.76%) NetApp
10 68 (3.16%) Intel Security
10 68 (3.16%) Symantec
11 64 (2.97%) EMC
12 43 (2.00%) Dell
13 42 (1.95%) Remedy
14 41 (1.91%) CheckPoint
14 41 (1.91%) Juniper
14 41 (1.91%) SAP
15 35 (1.63%) Apple
16 33 (1.53%) F5
17 29 (1.35%) ServiceNow
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