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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 1 3
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 1492 1585 1224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 15.55% 17.69% 15.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.68% 72.24% 73.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 730 698 530
Average daily rate
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£340 £305 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.47% -2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £125 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 229 233
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £28.40 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%
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
2343 2194 1672
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.41% 24.49% 21.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1155 991 760
Average daily rate £345 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £130 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 255 268
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.35 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+0.97% -6.96%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 26 February 2015.

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 26 February 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the South East region over the 3 months to 26 February 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire 0 448 £325 +3.17% 96
Berkshire -2 356 £373 +20.16% 123
Buckinghamshire -2 188 £325 - 48
Surrey -3 178 £325 +8.33% 125
West Sussex -1 103 £375 +25.00% 16
Oxfordshire -4 90 £325 +10.16% 51
Kent -1 56 £344 +67.68% 19
East Sussex -9 46 £355 +26.22% 24
Middlesex -4 10 £281 -39.24% 4
M4 Corridor +1 3 £500 -
Thames Valley +1 2 - -
Sussex 0 1 - - 1
Home Counties - - - -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 1155 (37.22%) Microsoft
2 1136 (36.61%) Active Directory
3 883 (28.46%) Windows 7
4 857 (27.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 815 (26.26%) Security Cleared
6 811 (26.14%) VMware
7 580 (18.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 547 (17.63%) ITIL
9 546 (17.60%) SQL
10 542 (17.47%) SC Cleared
11 469 (15.11%) Linux
12 457 (14.73%) MS Exchange
13 455 (14.66%) MS Excel
14 452 (14.57%) VMware Infrastructure
15 430 (13.86%) MS Office
16 404 (13.02%) Windows Server 2012
17 381 (12.28%) HP
18 356 (11.47%) SQL Server
19 351 (11.31%) Migration
20 340 (10.96%) SCCM
21 337 (10.86%) Windows XP
22 320 (10.31%) Citrix
23 316 (10.18%) Microsoft Certification
24 312 (10.05%) UNIX
25 303 (9.76%) PowerShell
26 301 (9.70%) DNS
27 286 (9.22%) DV Cleared
28 276 (8.89%) Firewall
29 275 (8.86%) Cisco
30 264 (8.51%) Finance

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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
1 457 (14.73%) MS Exchange
2 202 (6.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 188 (6.06%) IIS
4 187 (6.03%) SharePoint
5 125 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2003
6 102 (3.29%) Lync
7 98 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2007
8 68 (2.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 52 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2013
10 44 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
11 40 (1.29%) Apache
11 40 (1.29%) SharePoint Server
12 36 (1.16%) IBM Notes
12 36 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
13 27 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
13 27 (0.87%) WebSphere
14 26 (0.84%) WebLogic
15 17 (0.55%) CMS
15 17 (0.55%) OpenStack
16 16 (0.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 455 (14.66%) MS Excel
2 430 (13.86%) MS Office
3 58 (1.87%) MS Visio
4 26 (0.84%) MS Project
5 13 (0.42%) PaintShop Pro
6 12 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
8 4 (0.13%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.097%) Fireworks
9 3 (0.097%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.064%) DOC1
11 1 (0.032%) SPSS
11 1 (0.032%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 17 (0.55%) assyst
2 16 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
4 5 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.097%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.097%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.097%) Maximo
6 2 (0.064%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.064%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.032%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.032%) Remedy AR System
7 1 (0.032%) Academy Housing
7 1 (0.032%) arcHouse
7 1 (0.032%) Summit
7 1 (0.032%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.032%) Agresso
7 1 (0.032%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.032%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 83 (2.67%) Office 365
2 74 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (0.77%) SaaS
5 23 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
6 15 (0.48%) Heroku
7 14 (0.45%) IaaS
8 13 (0.42%) PaaS
9 11 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.097%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.097%) Yammer
11 2 (0.064%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.064%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.064%) Route 53
11 2 (0.064%) Google App Engine
12 1 (0.032%) Google Apps
12 1 (0.032%) GitHub
12 1 (0.032%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 301 (9.70%) DNS
2 276 (8.89%) Firewall
3 255 (8.22%) SAN
4 230 (7.41%) TCP/IP
5 189 (6.09%) LAN
6 186 (5.99%) DHCP
7 182 (5.87%) WAN
8 108 (3.48%) VPN
9 101 (3.25%) Internet
10 79 (2.55%) VoIP
11 69 (2.22%) SSL
12 54 (1.74%) SMTP
12 54 (1.74%) NAS
13 49 (1.58%) Network Security
14 44 (1.42%) Wireless
15 42 (1.35%) Cisco ASA
16 40 (1.29%) HTTP
17 38 (1.22%) VLAN
18 36 (1.16%) iSCSI
19 35 (1.13%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 356 (11.47%) SQL Server
2 95 (3.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 68 (2.19%) Oracle Database
4 57 (1.84%) MySQL
5 55 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
6 53 (1.71%) SQL Server 2005
7 28 (0.90%) Relational Database
8 27 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
9 25 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
10 23 (0.74%) DB2
10 23 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
11 22 (0.71%) SQL Server 2000
12 18 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 16 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
13 16 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
14 13 (0.42%) EDRMS
15 11 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 11 (0.35%) MongoDB
16 10 (0.32%) Ingres
16 10 (0.32%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 85 (2.74%) Visual Studio
2 69 (2.22%) MSI
3 50 (1.61%) Jenkins
4 47 (1.51%) Subversion
5 44 (1.42%) StarTeam
6 40 (1.29%) Git (software)
7 31 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 25 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 25 (0.81%) NUnit
9 22 (0.71%) CruiseControl
10 20 (0.64%) CppUnit
11 19 (0.61%) GoogleTest
11 19 (0.61%) ClearCase
12 17 (0.55%) TeamCity
13 14 (0.45%) Ant
13 14 (0.45%) JIRA
14 11 (0.35%) MSBuild
15 10 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
15 10 (0.32%) Selenium
15 10 (0.32%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 264 (8.51%) Finance
2 96 (3.09%) Telecoms
3 42 (1.35%) Retail
4 41 (1.32%) Banking
5 35 (1.13%) Manufacturing
6 26 (0.84%) Military
7 19 (0.61%) Back Office
8 17 (0.55%) Marketing
9 14 (0.45%) Electronics
9 14 (0.45%) Legal
9 14 (0.45%) Advertising
9 14 (0.45%) Publishing
10 13 (0.42%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.19%) Games
12 6 (0.19%) Automotive
13 5 (0.16%) Aerospace
13 5 (0.16%) Multimedia
13 5 (0.16%) Italian Language
14 4 (0.13%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 477 (15.37%) Analyst
2 319 (10.28%) Support Engineer
3 234 (7.54%) Developer
4 201 (6.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 195 (6.28%) Support Analyst
6 160 (5.16%) 2nd Line Support
7 143 (4.61%) Architect
8 132 (4.25%) Consultant
9 129 (4.16%) Desktop Support
9 129 (4.16%) Administrator
10 115 (3.71%) Service Desk Analyst
11 114 (3.67%) Service Analyst
12 108 (3.48%) 1st Line Support
13 102 (3.29%) Desktop Engineer
14 96 (3.09%) 3rd Line Support
15 92 (2.96%) Server Engineer
16 90 (2.90%) Project Manager
17 81 (2.61%) IT Support
18 77 (2.48%) Wintel Engineer
19 66 (2.13%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 237 (7.64%) .NET
2 130 (4.19%) HTML
3 110 (3.54%) XML
4 99 (3.19%) ASP.NET
5 73 (2.35%) Web Services
6 65 (2.09%) CSS
7 62 (2.00%) .NET Framework
8 54 (1.74%) Application Packaging
9 43 (1.39%) jQuery
10 41 (1.32%) ASP.NET MVC
11 39 (1.26%) Middleware
12 32 (1.03%) WCF
13 28 (0.90%) WinForms
14 27 (0.87%) AngularJS
15 26 (0.84%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 21 (0.68%) Ruby on Rails
16 21 (0.68%) WPF
17 20 (0.64%) J2EE
17 20 (0.64%) XSLT
18 19 (0.61%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 177 (5.70%) Clustering
2 163 (5.25%) Analytical Skills
3 146 (4.71%) Blackberry
4 79 (2.55%) PKI
5 60 (1.93%) Management Information System
6 46 (1.48%) Replication
6 46 (1.48%) Computer Science
7 38 (1.22%) Client/Server
8 34 (1.10%) NHS
9 33 (1.06%) Open Source
10 22 (0.71%) Mobile App
10 22 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
11 20 (0.64%) iPhone
12 19 (0.61%) Mainframe
13 18 (0.58%) iPad
14 16 (0.52%) Smartphone
15 15 (0.48%) IVR
15 15 (0.48%) Thin Client
15 15 (0.48%) HACMP
15 15 (0.48%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 883 (28.46%) Windows 7
2 857 (27.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 580 (18.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 469 (15.11%) Linux
5 404 (13.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 337 (10.86%) Windows XP
7 312 (10.05%) UNIX
8 141 (4.54%) Windows 8
9 107 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 83 (2.67%) AIX
11 74 (2.38%) Windows Vista
12 63 (2.03%) Solaris
13 58 (1.87%) Windows 2000 Server
14 52 (1.68%) Android
14 52 (1.68%) Windows 2000
15 48 (1.55%) Mac OS X
16 33 (1.06%) Windows NT
17 31 (1.00%) CentOS
17 31 (1.00%) Apple iOS
18 24 (0.77%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 547 (17.63%) ITIL
2 351 (11.31%) Migration
3 169 (5.45%) Configuration Management
4 156 (5.03%) Agile Software Development
5 121 (3.90%) Service Management
6 107 (3.45%) Project Management
7 103 (3.32%) Disaster Recovery
8 102 (3.29%) Change Management
9 95 (3.06%) Service Delivery
10 80 (2.58%) Incident Management
11 74 (2.38%) Software Engineering
12 69 (2.22%) PRINCE2
13 67 (2.16%) Continuous Integration
14 66 (2.13%) MVC
15 64 (2.06%) OO
16 61 (1.97%) High Availability
17 60 (1.93%) Time Management
18 57 (1.84%) Validation
19 55 (1.77%) Performance Monitoring
20 46 (1.48%) UML
Programming Languages
1 546 (17.60%) SQL
2 303 (9.76%) PowerShell
3 195 (6.28%) C#
4 138 (4.45%) VBScript
5 128 (4.13%) Java
6 115 (3.71%) JavaScript
7 90 (2.90%) C++
8 81 (2.61%) C
9 80 (2.58%) VB
10 79 (2.55%) Python
11 69 (2.22%) Shell Script
12 53 (1.71%) Perl
13 37 (1.19%) Ruby
14 36 (1.16%) T-SQL
14 36 (1.16%) Bash Shell
15 34 (1.10%) Korn
16 31 (1.00%) PHP
17 27 (0.87%) PL/SQL
18 23 (0.74%) VB.NET
19 9 (0.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 815 (26.26%) Security Cleared
2 542 (17.47%) SC Cleared
3 316 (10.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 286 (9.22%) DV Cleared
5 214 (6.90%) MCSE
6 147 (4.74%) Degree
7 125 (4.03%) MCP
8 96 (3.09%) Cisco Certification
9 87 (2.80%) MCITP
10 86 (2.77%) CCNA
11 69 (2.22%) MCSA
12 48 (1.55%) MCTS
13 32 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 30 (0.97%) VCP4
15 29 (0.93%) CCNP
16 26 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
17 24 (0.77%) CISSP
18 22 (0.71%) ISTQB
19 17 (0.55%) ISEB
20 13 (0.42%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (4.77%) SLA
2 30 (0.97%) PCI DSS
3 23 (0.74%) QA
4 6 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 5 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.16%) COBIT
6 4 (0.13%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.097%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.064%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 2 (0.064%) BS15000
8 2 (0.064%) COSO
9 1 (0.032%) P3O
9 1 (0.032%) CDISC
System Software
1 1136 (36.61%) Active Directory
2 452 (14.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 233 (7.51%) Hyper-V
4 138 (4.45%) vSphere
5 76 (2.45%) VMware ESX
6 67 (2.16%) XenApp
7 54 (1.74%) Microsoft App-V
8 51 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
9 50 (1.61%) XenDesktop
10 45 (1.45%) Terminal Services
11 29 (0.93%) Firmware
12 27 (0.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 24 (0.77%) ISA Server
14 20 (0.64%) UAG
15 18 (0.58%) NFS
16 16 (0.52%) Forefront TMG
17 13 (0.42%) DFS Replication
18 12 (0.39%) vCloud
19 11 (0.35%) Nmap
20 10 (0.32%) Samba
Systems Management
1 340 (10.96%) SCCM
2 122 (3.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 113 (3.64%) SCOM
4 52 (1.68%) Backup Exec
5 46 (1.48%) Puppet
6 43 (1.39%) NetBackup
7 42 (1.35%) Tivoli
8 35 (1.13%) WSUS
9 33 (1.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 33 (1.06%) McAfee ePO
10 28 (0.90%) SCSM
10 28 (0.90%) ARCserve
11 27 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
12 26 (0.84%) Nagios
13 22 (0.71%) HP SIM
14 21 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
15 17 (0.55%) WMI
16 16 (0.52%) Nessus
16 16 (0.52%) HP Data Protector
17 14 (0.45%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 1155 (37.22%) Microsoft
2 811 (26.14%) VMware
3 381 (12.28%) HP
4 320 (10.31%) Citrix
5 275 (8.86%) Cisco
6 263 (8.48%) Oracle
7 125 (4.03%) Red Hat
8 120 (3.87%) McAfee
9 102 (3.29%) IBM
10 85 (2.74%) NetApp
11 82 (2.64%) Symantec
12 67 (2.16%) EMC
13 62 (2.00%) Remedy
14 61 (1.97%) CheckPoint
15 58 (1.87%) Apple
16 54 (1.74%) Dell
17 49 (1.58%) SAP
17 49 (1.58%) Juniper
17 49 (1.58%) Lumension
18 47 (1.51%) CA
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