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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 1135 1435 1522
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.86% 14.98% 16.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.55% 61.99% 68.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 703 762 742
Median daily rate £350 £350 £321
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 206 195
Median hourly rate £18.25 £16.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.06% +10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £32.95 £26.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.61% +3.33%
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
2160 2315 2225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.46% 24.17% 24.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1296 1243 1082
Median daily rate £375 £360 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £220 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £309
% change year-on-year
- +13.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 246 209
Median hourly rate £22.50 £16.83 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.72% +6.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -2 313 £380 +4.82% 103
Berkshire -4 248 £363 +3.57% 73
Surrey 0 238 £365 +4.28% 74
Buckinghamshire 0 127 £413 +17.85% 34
West Sussex -3 76 £313 +4.16% 18
Oxfordshire -9 61 £275 -30.15% 41
Kent +6 40 £326 -3.33% 27
East Sussex -11 20 £250 -23.07% 19
Middlesex -13 9 £360 +5.88% 1
Sussex 0 2 £178 -
Home Counties -1 2 £278 -20.71%
M4 Corridor - 1 £130 -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 1001 (40.17%) Active Directory
2 954 (38.28%) Microsoft
3 864 (34.67%) Windows Server
4 650 (26.08%) VMware
5 609 (24.44%) Linux
6 519 (20.83%) Security Cleared
7 511 (20.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 460 (18.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 451 (18.10%) ITIL
10 444 (17.82%) Windows 7
11 441 (17.70%) SQL
12 395 (15.85%) MS Excel
13 375 (15.05%) MS Office
14 369 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
15 364 (14.61%) SQL Server
16 363 (14.57%) SC Cleared
17 336 (13.48%) Citrix
18 312 (12.52%) Oracle
19 310 (12.44%) PowerShell
20 286 (11.48%) Unix
20 286 (11.48%) DNS
21 282 (11.32%) Windows Server 2003
22 281 (11.28%) MS Exchange
23 267 (10.71%) Finance
24 257 (10.31%) Migration
25 251 (10.07%) SCCM
26 245 (9.83%) .NET
27 243 (9.75%) Firewall
28 236 (9.47%) Data Centre
29 225 (9.03%) Cisco

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
1 281 (11.28%) MS Exchange
2 188 (7.54%) SharePoint
3 134 (5.38%) IIS
4 112 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 81 (3.25%) Skype for Business
6 64 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2013
7 46 (1.85%) WebLogic
8 38 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
8 38 (1.52%) WebSphere
9 35 (1.40%) Tomcat
10 32 (1.28%) Apache
11 27 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
11 27 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
12 25 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
13 24 (0.96%) JBoss
14 22 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 22 (0.88%) IBM Notes
15 18 (0.72%) Live Communications Server
16 16 (0.64%) WordPress
17 14 (0.56%) OpenStack
Applications
1 395 (15.85%) MS Excel
2 375 (15.05%) MS Office
3 34 (1.36%) MS Visio
4 23 (0.92%) MS Project
5 13 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.32%) Acrobat
7 7 (0.28%) PaintShop Pro
8 6 (0.24%) Photoshop
9 5 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.080%) InDesign
11 2 (0.080%) QuarkXPress
12 1 (0.040%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.040%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.040%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.040%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.040%) Weka
Business Applications
1 30 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
5 6 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.16%) Remedy AR System
8 3 (0.12%) assyst
8 3 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
9 2 (0.080%) Primavera
9 2 (0.080%) Sage X3
9 2 (0.080%) SAP CRM
10 1 (0.040%) BusinessWare
10 1 (0.040%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.040%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
10 1 (0.040%) Infor M3
10 1 (0.040%) Magento
10 1 (0.040%) OpenText Process Suite
10 1 (0.040%) Oracle Applications
10 1 (0.040%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 176 (7.06%) Office 365
2 139 (5.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 71 (2.85%) Amazon AWS
4 41 (1.65%) IaaS
5 40 (1.61%) SaaS
6 34 (1.36%) PaaS
7 21 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
8 15 (0.60%) Mimecast
9 10 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
10 7 (0.28%) OneDrive
11 6 (0.24%) Amazon S3
12 5 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
12 5 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.20%) Yammer
13 4 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 4 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.16%) CloudFront
14 3 (0.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 2 (0.080%) GitHub
15 2 (0.080%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 286 (11.48%) DNS
2 243 (9.75%) Firewall
3 215 (8.63%) SAN
4 195 (7.83%) TCP/IP
5 188 (7.54%) DHCP
6 184 (7.38%) LAN
7 182 (7.30%) WAN
8 155 (6.22%) VPN
9 131 (5.26%) Internet
10 79 (3.17%) IPsec
11 70 (2.81%) Wireless
12 67 (2.69%) HTTP
13 66 (2.65%) Network Security
14 65 (2.61%) SSL
15 47 (1.89%) Skype
16 45 (1.81%) Intranet
17 44 (1.77%) Fibre Channel
18 43 (1.73%) NAS
18 43 (1.73%) VoIP
19 41 (1.65%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 364 (14.61%) SQL Server
2 74 (2.97%) Oracle Database
3 71 (2.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 50 (2.01%) DB2
5 46 (1.85%) Relational Database
6 37 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
6 37 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 34 (1.36%) SQL Server 2005
8 28 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
9 27 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
10 25 (1.00%) MySQL
11 21 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 20 (0.80%) Hadoop
13 19 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 17 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
15 16 (0.64%) Big Data
16 15 (0.60%) MS Access
16 15 (0.60%) NoSQL
17 14 (0.56%) Oracle Database 12c
17 14 (0.56%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 78 (3.13%) Visual Studio
2 71 (2.85%) Git (software)
3 63 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 53 (2.13%) Jenkins
5 48 (1.93%) Subversion
6 28 (1.12%) Selenium
7 27 (1.08%) JIRA
8 26 (1.04%) MSI
9 23 (0.92%) NUnit
10 21 (0.84%) Maven
11 20 (0.80%) Eclipse
11 20 (0.80%) TortoiseSVN
12 16 (0.64%) Gradle
13 14 (0.56%) Vagrant
14 13 (0.52%) SpecFlow
15 11 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 11 (0.44%) Cucumber
16 10 (0.40%) Ant
16 10 (0.40%) Gatling
17 9 (0.36%) StarTeam
General
1 267 (10.71%) Finance
2 72 (2.89%) Telecoms
3 45 (1.81%) Banking
4 41 (1.65%) Retail
5 40 (1.61%) Marketing
6 27 (1.08%) Military
7 26 (1.04%) Back Office
8 24 (0.96%) Electronics
8 24 (0.96%) German Language
9 23 (0.92%) Manufacturing
10 22 (0.88%) Legal
11 14 (0.56%) Advertising
12 13 (0.52%) Publishing
13 12 (0.48%) French Language
14 9 (0.36%) Spanish Language
15 6 (0.24%) Italian Language
15 6 (0.24%) Law
15 6 (0.24%) Portuguese Language
16 5 (0.20%) Games
16 5 (0.20%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 362 (14.53%) Analyst
2 341 (13.68%) Support Engineer
3 231 (9.27%) Developer
4 168 (6.74%) Architect
5 149 (5.98%) Consultant
6 146 (5.86%) Support Analyst
7 145 (5.82%) Windows Engineer
8 139 (5.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 121 (4.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 115 (4.61%) 2nd Line Support
11 103 (4.13%) Desktop Support
12 101 (4.05%) 3rd Line Support
13 99 (3.97%) Service Analyst
14 96 (3.85%) Service Desk Analyst
15 95 (3.81%) Administrator
16 85 (3.41%) Desktop Engineer
16 85 (3.41%) Server Engineer
17 82 (3.29%) .NET Developer
17 82 (3.29%) IT Support
18 74 (2.97%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 245 (9.83%) .NET
2 122 (4.90%) XML
3 115 (4.61%) CSS
4 105 (4.21%) Web Services
5 97 (3.89%) HTML
6 88 (3.53%) ASP.NET
7 58 (2.33%) .NET Framework
8 52 (2.09%) Middleware
9 50 (2.01%) ASP.NET MVC
9 50 (2.01%) jQuery
10 31 (1.24%) HTML5
11 30 (1.20%) WCF
11 30 (1.20%) WPF
12 29 (1.16%) J2EE
13 28 (1.12%) Ajax
14 24 (0.96%) JSON
15 22 (0.88%) Flash
16 21 (0.84%) Entity Framework
16 21 (0.84%) Spring
17 20 (0.80%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 236 (9.47%) Data Centre
2 111 (4.45%) Analytical Skills
3 102 (4.09%) Clustering
4 89 (3.57%) Computer Science
5 83 (3.33%) Management Information System
6 58 (2.33%) Blackberry
7 55 (2.21%) PKI
8 47 (1.89%) Driving Licence
9 36 (1.44%) Mathematics
10 35 (1.40%) AS400
11 34 (1.36%) Client/Server
12 29 (1.16%) Public Cloud
13 27 (1.08%) Mainframe
13 27 (1.08%) Statistics
14 25 (1.00%) Replication
15 24 (0.96%) iSeries
16 23 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
17 22 (0.88%) Cryptography
18 18 (0.72%) EMC VNX
18 18 (0.72%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 864 (34.67%) Windows Server
2 609 (24.44%) Linux
3 511 (20.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 460 (18.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 444 (17.82%) Windows 7
6 286 (11.48%) Unix
7 282 (11.32%) Windows Server 2003
8 153 (6.14%) Windows 10
9 148 (5.94%) Windows XP
10 125 (5.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 100 (4.01%) Windows 8
12 99 (3.97%) AIX
13 70 (2.81%) Solaris
14 38 (1.52%) Apple iOS
15 34 (1.36%) CentOS
16 33 (1.32%) Windows Vista
17 32 (1.28%) Android
18 31 (1.24%) Ubuntu
19 22 (0.88%) Mac OS X
20 18 (0.72%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 451 (18.10%) ITIL
2 257 (10.31%) Migration
3 162 (6.50%) Agile Software Development
4 131 (5.26%) Service Management
5 127 (5.10%) Change Management
6 122 (4.90%) Project Management
7 99 (3.97%) Configuration Management
8 86 (3.45%) Incident Management
9 82 (3.29%) Software Engineering
10 80 (3.21%) Disaster Recovery
11 78 (3.13%) Problem Management
12 76 (3.05%) MVC
12 76 (3.05%) Service Delivery
13 73 (2.93%) High Availability
13 73 (2.93%) Information Security
14 71 (2.85%) DevOps
15 70 (2.81%) Mentoring
16 63 (2.53%) SDLC
17 61 (2.45%) SOA
18 60 (2.41%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 441 (17.70%) SQL
2 310 (12.44%) PowerShell
3 221 (8.87%) C#
4 169 (6.78%) JavaScript
5 163 (6.54%) Java
6 118 (4.74%) C++
7 98 (3.93%) VBScript
8 95 (3.81%) Perl
9 93 (3.73%) C
9 93 (3.73%) Python
10 80 (3.21%) VB
11 55 (2.21%) Ruby
11 55 (2.21%) Shell Script
12 45 (1.81%) T-SQL
13 44 (1.77%) Bash Shell
13 44 (1.77%) VB.NET
14 32 (1.28%) PHP
15 16 (0.64%) PL/SQL
16 15 (0.60%) Embedded C++
16 15 (0.60%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 519 (20.83%) Security Cleared
2 363 (14.57%) SC Cleared
3 221 (8.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 162 (6.50%) Degree
5 142 (5.70%) MCSE
6 121 (4.86%) DV Cleared
7 57 (2.29%) Cisco Certification
7 57 (2.29%) MCP
8 55 (2.21%) CISSP
9 53 (2.13%) MCSA
10 48 (1.93%) MCITP
11 41 (1.65%) CCNA
12 38 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 37 (1.48%) ISTQB
14 32 (1.28%) MCTS
15 26 (1.04%) MCDST
16 24 (0.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 23 (0.92%) ISEB
18 21 (0.84%) CCNP
19 18 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (5.42%) SLA
2 44 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 39 (1.57%) PCI DSS
4 24 (0.96%) QA
5 17 (0.68%) JSP 440
6 15 (0.60%) RMADS
7 14 (0.56%) COBIT
8 10 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
9 7 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (0.20%) Data Quality
10 5 (0.20%) HIPAA
10 5 (0.20%) ISO 9000
11 4 (0.16%) COSO
11 4 (0.16%) GPG13
11 4 (0.16%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.16%) PMBOK
11 4 (0.16%) SAS 70
12 2 (0.080%) PA-DSS
12 2 (0.080%) SDET
13 1 (0.040%) HL7
System Software
1 1001 (40.17%) Active Directory
2 369 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 182 (7.30%) Hyper-V
4 140 (5.62%) vSphere
5 120 (4.82%) XenApp
6 88 (3.53%) VMware ESXi
7 64 (2.57%) VMware ESX
8 61 (2.45%) Virtual Machines
9 53 (2.13%) XenDesktop
10 36 (1.44%) XenServer
11 29 (1.16%) ISA Server
12 26 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
13 24 (0.96%) NFS
14 22 (0.88%) BitLocker
14 22 (0.88%) Terminal Services
15 21 (0.84%) vCloud
16 17 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
16 17 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
17 14 (0.56%) Sendmail
17 14 (0.56%) UAG
Systems Management
1 251 (10.07%) SCCM
2 96 (3.85%) SCOM
3 69 (2.77%) Puppet
4 65 (2.61%) NetBackup
5 53 (2.13%) WSUS
6 52 (2.09%) Tivoli
7 49 (1.97%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 45 (1.81%) Backup Exec
9 41 (1.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 40 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
11 30 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 29 (1.16%) Microsoft Clustering
13 27 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
13 27 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
14 25 (1.00%) Ansible
15 24 (0.96%) Netcool
16 23 (0.92%) SCVMM
17 22 (0.88%) Microsoft Intune
18 19 (0.76%) QRadar
19 17 (0.68%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 954 (38.28%) Microsoft
2 650 (26.08%) VMware
3 336 (13.48%) Citrix
4 312 (12.52%) Oracle
5 225 (9.03%) Cisco
6 207 (8.31%) HP
7 137 (5.50%) Red Hat
8 120 (4.82%) IBM
9 81 (3.25%) NetApp
10 80 (3.21%) Intel Security
11 77 (3.09%) EMC
12 71 (2.85%) Symantec
13 56 (2.25%) Remedy
14 55 (2.21%) F5
15 52 (2.09%) Juniper
16 43 (1.73%) Veritas
17 42 (1.69%) Dell
17 42 (1.69%) SAP
18 39 (1.57%) CheckPoint
19 29 (1.16%) Apple
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