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 1 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 2 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 1549 1477 1422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 16.66% 16.67% 14.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.09% 69.12% 70.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 788 711 596
Average daily rate
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£325 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £313 £313
% change year-on-year
-0.80% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 211 200 228
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% -1.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -6.25%
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
2275 2137 2012
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.47% 24.12% 20.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1142 1072 906
Average daily rate £325 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 243 260
Average hourly rate £16.14 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.77% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 1 September 2014.

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 1 September 2014.

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 1 September 2014. 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 +1 447 £325 - 94
Berkshire -1 331 £325 -10.95% 77
Surrey -2 225 £303 -6.92% 83
Buckinghamshire +2 198 £300 +6.66% 40
Oxfordshire +1 107 £270 -26.53% 52
West Sussex +1 97 £220 -34.81% 24
East Sussex +10 70 £240 -26.15% 16
Kent -1 62 £363 +7.40% 26
Middlesex -9 9 £500 +33.33% 4
Thames Valley -1 2 £450 -
Sussex -3 2 - - 1
M4 Corridor - - - -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 1135 (36.67%) Microsoft
2 1097 (35.44%) Active Directory
3 952 (30.76%) Windows 7
4 747 (24.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 647 (20.90%) VMware
6 619 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 615 (19.87%) Security Cleared
8 526 (17.00%) MS Office
9 511 (16.51%) Windows XP
10 489 (15.80%) MS Excel
11 486 (15.70%) MS Exchange
12 483 (15.61%) ITIL
13 477 (15.41%) SQL
14 434 (14.02%) SQL Server
15 419 (13.54%) Citrix
16 417 (13.47%) Linux
17 402 (12.99%) SC Cleared
18 345 (11.15%) UNIX
19 340 (10.99%) .NET
20 313 (10.11%) VMware Infrastructure
21 295 (9.53%) Migration
21 295 (9.53%) Microsoft Certification
22 291 (9.40%) Finance
23 289 (9.34%) SCCM
24 277 (8.95%) Windows Server 2012
25 275 (8.89%) Cisco
26 273 (8.82%) Oracle
26 273 (8.82%) C#
27 267 (8.63%) HP
28 256 (8.27%) TCP/IP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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
1 486 (15.70%) MS Exchange
2 209 (6.75%) IIS
3 203 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 195 (6.30%) SharePoint
5 112 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2003
6 104 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2007
7 89 (2.88%) Lync
8 64 (2.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 60 (1.94%) Apache
10 59 (1.91%) BizTalk Server
11 52 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2013
12 51 (1.65%) IBM Notes
12 51 (1.65%) SharePoint Server
13 38 (1.23%) WebSphere
14 36 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
15 32 (1.03%) WebLogic
16 25 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
17 20 (0.65%) Documentum
18 19 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
19 17 (0.55%) Tomcat
Applications
1 526 (17.00%) MS Office
2 489 (15.80%) MS Excel
3 24 (0.78%) MS Project
4 23 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
5 22 (0.71%) MS Visio
6 16 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.19%) PaintShop Pro
8 5 (0.16%) Adobe Captivate
8 5 (0.16%) Fireworks
9 4 (0.13%) Acrobat
9 4 (0.13%) InfoPath
10 3 (0.097%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.032%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.032%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 31 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
2 25 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 9 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
5 8 (0.26%) TIBCO iProcess
6 6 (0.19%) Staffware
7 4 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.097%) WebTrends
8 3 (0.097%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.097%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.097%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.065%) SAP IS-U
9 2 (0.065%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.065%) SAP CO
9 2 (0.065%) assyst
9 2 (0.065%) Oracle 11i
9 2 (0.065%) SAP FI
9 2 (0.065%) SAP FI/CO
10 1 (0.032%) Maximo
10 1 (0.032%) Academy Housing
Cloud Services
1 77 (2.49%) Office 365
2 74 (2.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (0.58%) SaaS
5 17 (0.55%) IaaS
6 9 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.13%) PaaS
9 3 (0.097%) Google Apps
9 3 (0.097%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.032%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 256 (8.27%) TCP/IP
2 254 (8.21%) DNS
3 250 (8.08%) SAN
4 239 (7.72%) Firewall
5 190 (6.14%) LAN
6 176 (5.69%) WAN
7 145 (4.68%) DHCP
8 125 (4.04%) Internet
9 109 (3.52%) VPN
10 70 (2.26%) LDAP
11 54 (1.74%) SSL
12 51 (1.65%) HTTPS
13 47 (1.52%) HTTP
13 47 (1.52%) Network Security
14 43 (1.39%) NAS
15 41 (1.32%) VoIP
16 37 (1.20%) SMTP
16 37 (1.20%) Wireless
17 33 (1.07%) Cisco ASA
18 30 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 434 (14.02%) SQL Server
2 131 (4.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 113 (3.65%) SQL Server 2005
4 85 (2.75%) Oracle Database
5 44 (1.42%) MySQL
6 42 (1.36%) DTS
7 36 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
8 35 (1.13%) SQL Server 2000
9 32 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
10 26 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 23 (0.74%) Oracle Database 10g
11 23 (0.74%) Relational Database
12 22 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
13 19 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
13 19 (0.61%) OLAP
14 16 (0.52%) MS Access
14 16 (0.52%) IDOL
15 14 (0.45%) EDRMS
16 13 (0.42%) DB2
17 12 (0.39%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 144 (4.65%) Visual Studio
2 85 (2.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 51 (1.65%) MSI
4 40 (1.29%) QuickTest Pro
5 27 (0.87%) Selenium
6 22 (0.71%) LoadRunner
6 22 (0.71%) Subversion
7 18 (0.58%) TestDirector
8 17 (0.55%) StarTeam
9 16 (0.52%) Eclipse
10 15 (0.48%) InstallShield
11 12 (0.39%) Toad
11 12 (0.39%) WebDriver
12 11 (0.36%) Wise Package Studio
13 10 (0.32%) WinRunner
13 10 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 10 (0.32%) Ant
14 9 (0.29%) Hudson
14 9 (0.29%) Jenkins
14 9 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 291 (9.40%) Finance
2 109 (3.52%) Telecoms
3 41 (1.32%) Banking
4 38 (1.23%) Retail
4 38 (1.23%) Marketing
5 30 (0.97%) Manufacturing
6 29 (0.94%) Military
7 23 (0.74%) Advertising
8 18 (0.58%) Electronics
9 17 (0.55%) Legal
10 16 (0.52%) Aerospace
11 13 (0.42%) Publishing
12 12 (0.39%) Games
12 12 (0.39%) Law
13 11 (0.36%) Financial Institution
13 11 (0.36%) Dutch Language
14 10 (0.32%) Automotive
15 9 (0.29%) Back Office
16 8 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
17 7 (0.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 520 (16.80%) Analyst
2 309 (9.98%) Support Engineer
3 300 (9.69%) Developer
4 196 (6.33%) Consultant
5 186 (6.01%) Support Analyst
6 160 (5.17%) 2nd Line Support
7 158 (5.11%) Desktop Support
8 137 (4.43%) Administrator
9 127 (4.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 127 (4.10%) 1st Line Support
10 120 (3.88%) Desktop Engineer
11 117 (3.78%) Service Analyst
11 117 (3.78%) Service Desk Analyst
12 111 (3.59%) Project Manager
13 108 (3.49%) Architect
14 82 (2.65%) .NET Developer
15 79 (2.55%) Help Desk Support
16 71 (2.29%) 3rd Line Support
16 71 (2.29%) Help Desk Analyst
17 70 (2.26%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 340 (10.99%) .NET
2 183 (5.91%) ASP.NET
3 159 (5.14%) XML
4 155 (5.01%) HTML
5 104 (3.36%) Web Services
6 95 (3.07%) WCF
7 94 (3.04%) CSS
8 72 (2.33%) .NET Framework
9 62 (2.00%) jQuery
10 55 (1.78%) Application Packaging
11 54 (1.74%) XSLT
12 45 (1.45%) JSP
13 40 (1.29%) Ajax
14 39 (1.26%) WPF
15 37 (1.20%) ASP.NET MVC
16 32 (1.03%) SOAP
17 29 (0.94%) HTML5
18 28 (0.90%) LINQ
18 28 (0.90%) WF
19 26 (0.84%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 200 (6.46%) Blackberry
2 126 (4.07%) Clustering
3 70 (2.26%) Management Information System
4 60 (1.94%) PKI
5 36 (1.16%) iPhone
6 35 (1.13%) Computer Science
7 34 (1.10%) Fat Client
7 34 (1.10%) Thin Client
8 30 (0.97%) Client/Server
9 29 (0.94%) Replication
9 29 (0.94%) iPad
10 21 (0.68%) Open Source
11 20 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
11 20 (0.65%) Mobile App
12 19 (0.61%) Mainframe
13 17 (0.55%) NHS
14 14 (0.45%) DTV
14 14 (0.45%) EPoS
15 12 (0.39%) HACMP
15 12 (0.39%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 952 (30.76%) Windows 7
2 747 (24.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 619 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 511 (16.51%) Windows XP
5 417 (13.47%) Linux
6 345 (11.15%) UNIX
7 277 (8.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 177 (5.72%) Windows 8
9 95 (3.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 95 (3.07%) Windows 2000
10 86 (2.78%) Solaris
11 69 (2.23%) AIX
11 69 (2.23%) Windows Vista
12 51 (1.65%) Apple iOS
13 49 (1.58%) Android
14 45 (1.45%) Windows 2000 Server
15 31 (1.00%) Windows NT
16 24 (0.78%) Windows Phone
17 18 (0.58%) Mac OS X
18 16 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 483 (15.61%) ITIL
2 295 (9.53%) Migration
3 112 (3.62%) Project Management
4 108 (3.49%) Service Management
5 93 (3.00%) MVC
6 88 (2.84%) Workflow
7 83 (2.68%) Configuration Management
7 83 (2.68%) Incident Management
8 82 (2.65%) Software Engineering
9 79 (2.55%) Change Management
9 79 (2.55%) Agile Software Development
10 75 (2.42%) Service Delivery
11 72 (2.33%) Test Scripting
12 71 (2.29%) PRINCE2
13 66 (2.13%) Disaster Recovery
14 63 (2.04%) Scrum
15 55 (1.78%) Performance Tuning
16 52 (1.68%) CRM
17 51 (1.65%) Validation
18 50 (1.62%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 477 (15.41%) SQL
2 273 (8.82%) C#
3 174 (5.62%) JavaScript
4 161 (5.20%) PowerShell
5 160 (5.17%) Java
6 128 (4.14%) VBScript
7 97 (3.13%) C
8 95 (3.07%) VB
9 86 (2.78%) C++
10 83 (2.68%) T-SQL
11 65 (2.10%) VB.NET
12 63 (2.04%) Python
13 50 (1.62%) Shell Script
14 49 (1.58%) Perl
15 43 (1.39%) Bash Shell
16 35 (1.13%) PL/SQL
17 33 (1.07%) PHP
18 30 (0.97%) Korn
19 26 (0.84%) Ruby
20 19 (0.61%) VB6
Qualifications
1 615 (19.87%) Security Cleared
2 402 (12.99%) SC Cleared
3 295 (9.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 209 (6.75%) DV Cleared
5 192 (6.20%) MCSE
6 119 (3.84%) Degree
7 103 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
8 100 (3.23%) MCP
9 85 (2.75%) CCNA
10 52 (1.68%) MCITP
11 50 (1.62%) CCNP
12 49 (1.58%) MCSA
12 49 (1.58%) ISTQB
13 44 (1.42%) MCTS
13 44 (1.42%) ISEB
14 43 (1.39%) CISSP
15 41 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 38 (1.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 27 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
18 20 (0.65%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (4.85%) SLA
2 45 (1.45%) QA
3 28 (0.90%) PCI DSS
4 22 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (0.32%) BS15000
7 8 (0.26%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.16%) COBIT
9 3 (0.097%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.097%) BS7799
10 2 (0.065%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1097 (35.44%) Active Directory
2 313 (10.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 157 (5.07%) Hyper-V
4 125 (4.04%) vSphere
5 123 (3.97%) XenApp
6 75 (2.42%) VMware ESX
7 69 (2.23%) Microsoft App-V
8 63 (2.04%) XenDesktop
9 60 (1.94%) Terminal Services
10 59 (1.91%) VMware ESXi
11 26 (0.84%) ISA Server
12 25 (0.81%) UAG
13 23 (0.74%) XenServer
14 22 (0.71%) NFS
15 17 (0.55%) Snort
15 17 (0.55%) Xen
16 14 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 14 (0.45%) Nmap
17 13 (0.42%) DFS Replication
17 13 (0.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 289 (9.34%) SCCM
2 89 (2.88%) SCOM
3 72 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
4 68 (2.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 52 (1.68%) Backup Exec
6 51 (1.65%) WSUS
7 48 (1.55%) NetBackup
8 43 (1.39%) Tivoli
9 38 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
10 29 (0.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 29 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
11 27 (0.87%) Nessus
12 25 (0.81%) WMI
13 20 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 18 (0.58%) HP SIM
15 16 (0.52%) ARCserve
16 15 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
17 14 (0.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 14 (0.45%) EMC NetWorker
17 14 (0.45%) MOM
Vendors
1 1135 (36.67%) Microsoft
2 647 (20.90%) VMware
3 419 (13.54%) Citrix
4 275 (8.89%) Cisco
5 273 (8.82%) Oracle
6 267 (8.63%) HP
7 114 (3.68%) IBM
8 98 (3.17%) Red Hat
9 94 (3.04%) Symantec
10 79 (2.55%) EMC
11 78 (2.52%) NetApp
12 76 (2.46%) McAfee
13 62 (2.00%) Lotus
14 48 (1.55%) SAP
15 47 (1.52%) Apple
16 46 (1.49%) CheckPoint
17 45 (1.45%) Dell
18 43 (1.39%) Juniper
19 41 (1.32%) Remedy
20 39 (1.26%) Intel
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