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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 2 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 1583 1549 1091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 16.09% 18.15% 13.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.70% 75.27% 64.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 785 714 470
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £140 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 205 192
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £27.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.81 £15.00 £16.16
% change year-on-year
-1.28% -7.14%
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
2485 2058 1702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.26% 24.12% 20.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1276 992 781
Average daily rate £325 £335 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.98% +1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £150 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 226 241
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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 0 492 £325 - 106
Berkshire -6 297 £300 -18.91% 100
Surrey 0 250 £338 +12.50% 79
Buckinghamshire +1 217 £289 +5.00% 26
West Sussex -1 82 £350 +16.66% 18
Oxfordshire -7 81 £185 -40.80% 39
Kent +5 54 £340 +23.63% 20
East Sussex -5 52 £300 -4.00% 8
Middlesex -5 13 £266 -37.52% 2
M4 Corridor - 4 £350 -
Sussex 0 2 £400 -5.88%
Home Counties 0 1 £513 +46.42%
Thames Valley -3 1 - -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1175 (37.88%) Microsoft
2 1140 (36.75%) Active Directory
3 937 (30.21%) Windows 7
4 819 (26.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 775 (24.98%) VMware
6 751 (24.21%) Security Cleared
7 615 (19.83%) Windows Server 2003
8 554 (17.86%) ITIL
9 537 (17.31%) SQL
10 502 (16.18%) SC Cleared
11 483 (15.57%) MS Office
12 480 (15.47%) MS Excel
13 457 (14.73%) MS Exchange
14 411 (13.25%) VMware Infrastructure
15 400 (12.89%) Windows XP
16 393 (12.67%) Linux
17 386 (12.44%) SQL Server
18 376 (12.12%) Citrix
19 363 (11.70%) Microsoft Certification
20 357 (11.51%) Windows Server 2012
21 353 (11.38%) HP
22 328 (10.57%) Migration
23 299 (9.64%) DNS
24 295 (9.51%) SCCM
25 282 (9.09%) UNIX
26 275 (8.87%) Finance
27 270 (8.70%) PowerShell
28 268 (8.64%) SAN
29 262 (8.45%) DV Cleared
30 253 (8.16%) Cisco

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 457 (14.73%) MS Exchange
2 200 (6.45%) IIS
3 187 (6.03%) SharePoint
4 173 (5.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 125 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2003
6 113 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2007
7 106 (3.42%) Lync
8 62 (2.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 55 (1.77%) BizTalk Server
9 55 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2013
10 46 (1.48%) Apache
11 40 (1.29%) IBM Notes
12 33 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
13 31 (1.00%) SharePoint Server
14 22 (0.71%) WebLogic
15 21 (0.68%) WebSphere
16 19 (0.61%) Lotus Domino
17 18 (0.58%) Tomcat
18 16 (0.52%) OpenStack
19 12 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 483 (15.57%) MS Office
2 480 (15.47%) MS Excel
3 46 (1.48%) MS Visio
4 20 (0.64%) MS Project
5 16 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
6 15 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.29%) PaintShop Pro
8 3 (0.097%) Adobe Captivate
8 3 (0.097%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.097%) Fireworks
8 3 (0.097%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.064%) DOC1
10 1 (0.032%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.032%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.032%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 27 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
3 13 (0.42%) assyst
4 7 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.13%) Maximo
7 3 (0.097%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.097%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.097%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.097%) TIBCO iProcess
8 2 (0.064%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.064%) SAP IS-U
8 2 (0.064%) Staffware
8 2 (0.064%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.064%) ResourceLink
9 1 (0.032%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.032%) Academy Housing
9 1 (0.032%) arcHouse
9 1 (0.032%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.032%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 69 (2.22%) Office 365
2 64 (2.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
5 19 (0.61%) SaaS
6 13 (0.42%) IaaS
7 10 (0.32%) PaaS
8 6 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (0.16%) Heroku
10 3 (0.097%) Google App Engine
10 3 (0.097%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.097%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.064%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.064%) SuccessFactors
11 2 (0.064%) Route 53
12 1 (0.032%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 299 (9.64%) DNS
2 268 (8.64%) SAN
3 253 (8.16%) Firewall
4 240 (7.74%) TCP/IP
5 190 (6.13%) DHCP
6 189 (6.09%) LAN
7 181 (5.83%) WAN
8 122 (3.93%) Internet
9 97 (3.13%) VPN
10 72 (2.32%) SSL
11 62 (2.00%) VoIP
12 61 (1.97%) NAS
13 49 (1.58%) SMTP
14 44 (1.42%) Network Security
15 43 (1.39%) Cisco ASA
16 40 (1.29%) VLAN
17 37 (1.19%) Wireless
18 34 (1.10%) Wireshark
19 33 (1.06%) FTP
20 31 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 386 (12.44%) SQL Server
2 114 (3.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 76 (2.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 75 (2.42%) Oracle Database
5 55 (1.77%) MySQL
6 43 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
7 30 (0.97%) SQL Server 2000
8 26 (0.84%) Relational Database
9 23 (0.74%) EDRMS
10 22 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
11 21 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
12 18 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 18 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
13 17 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 14 (0.45%) Oracle Database 10g
14 14 (0.45%) DB2
15 12 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
16 10 (0.32%) MS Access
16 10 (0.32%) OLTP
16 10 (0.32%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 103 (3.32%) Visual Studio
2 58 (1.87%) MSI
3 38 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 36 (1.16%) Subversion
4 36 (1.16%) StarTeam
5 25 (0.81%) Jenkins
6 21 (0.68%) Selenium
7 20 (0.64%) NUnit
8 17 (0.55%) CruiseControl
8 17 (0.55%) CppUnit
9 16 (0.52%) Ant
10 14 (0.45%) ClearCase
10 14 (0.45%) Git (software)
10 14 (0.45%) GoogleTest
11 13 (0.42%) WebDriver
11 13 (0.42%) QuickTest Pro
12 12 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 10 (0.32%) TeamCity
14 9 (0.29%) JMeter
14 9 (0.29%) Eclipse
General
1 275 (8.87%) Finance
2 110 (3.55%) Telecoms
3 45 (1.45%) Banking
4 37 (1.19%) Retail
4 37 (1.19%) Manufacturing
5 24 (0.77%) Military
6 20 (0.64%) Advertising
6 20 (0.64%) Back Office
7 19 (0.61%) Marketing
8 17 (0.55%) Publishing
9 15 (0.48%) Electronics
10 14 (0.45%) Legal
11 11 (0.35%) Financial Institution
12 10 (0.32%) Automotive
13 9 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (0.23%) Law
15 6 (0.19%) Games
16 5 (0.16%) Multimedia
16 5 (0.16%) Aerospace
16 5 (0.16%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 530 (17.09%) Analyst
2 321 (10.35%) Support Engineer
3 239 (7.70%) Developer
4 198 (6.38%) Support Analyst
5 187 (6.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 168 (5.42%) 2nd Line Support
7 155 (5.00%) Desktop Support
8 142 (4.58%) Consultant
9 139 (4.48%) Service Analyst
10 137 (4.42%) Service Desk Analyst
11 131 (4.22%) Administrator
12 124 (4.00%) Architect
13 114 (3.68%) Desktop Engineer
14 103 (3.32%) 1st Line Support
15 81 (2.61%) 3rd Line Support
16 78 (2.51%) Project Manager
17 75 (2.42%) IT Support
18 72 (2.32%) Desktop Support Engineer
19 70 (2.26%) Server Engineer
20 66 (2.13%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 253 (8.16%) .NET
2 145 (4.67%) HTML
3 135 (4.35%) XML
4 113 (3.64%) ASP.NET
5 76 (2.45%) CSS
6 75 (2.42%) Web Services
7 61 (1.97%) WCF
8 56 (1.81%) .NET Framework
9 44 (1.42%) jQuery
10 36 (1.16%) Application Packaging
11 34 (1.10%) WinForms
12 32 (1.03%) XSLT
13 29 (0.93%) Ajax
14 26 (0.84%) HTML5
15 25 (0.81%) AngularJS
16 22 (0.71%) ASP.NET MVC
17 21 (0.68%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 21 (0.68%) WF
17 21 (0.68%) Middleware
17 21 (0.68%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 183 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
2 175 (5.64%) Blackberry
3 151 (4.87%) Clustering
4 84 (2.71%) PKI
5 67 (2.16%) Management Information System
6 43 (1.39%) Computer Science
7 38 (1.23%) Replication
8 37 (1.19%) Client/Server
9 32 (1.03%) Open Source
10 28 (0.90%) NHS
11 26 (0.84%) iPad
12 25 (0.81%) iPhone
13 24 (0.77%) Mobile App
14 19 (0.61%) Fat Client
14 19 (0.61%) Thin Client
14 19 (0.61%) Mainframe
15 18 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
16 17 (0.55%) Smartphone
17 16 (0.52%) Enterprise Storage
18 15 (0.48%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 937 (30.21%) Windows 7
2 819 (26.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 615 (19.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 400 (12.89%) Windows XP
5 393 (12.67%) Linux
6 357 (11.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 282 (9.09%) UNIX
8 148 (4.77%) Windows 8
9 125 (4.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 67 (2.16%) Windows Vista
11 63 (2.03%) Windows 2000
12 60 (1.93%) Android
13 58 (1.87%) AIX
14 50 (1.61%) Windows 2000 Server
15 46 (1.48%) Solaris
16 44 (1.42%) Apple iOS
17 41 (1.32%) Windows NT
18 34 (1.10%) Mac OS X
19 22 (0.71%) Windows Phone
20 21 (0.68%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 554 (17.86%) ITIL
2 328 (10.57%) Migration
3 131 (4.22%) Service Management
4 127 (4.09%) Configuration Management
5 120 (3.87%) Agile Software Development
6 109 (3.51%) Project Management
7 101 (3.26%) Disaster Recovery
8 95 (3.06%) Incident Management
9 94 (3.03%) Service Delivery
9 94 (3.03%) Change Management
10 75 (2.42%) MVC
11 65 (2.10%) Time Management
12 64 (2.06%) Validation
13 62 (2.00%) Software Engineering
14 55 (1.77%) Load Balancing
14 55 (1.77%) Workflow
15 54 (1.74%) High Availability
16 52 (1.68%) PRINCE2
17 51 (1.64%) OO
18 49 (1.58%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 537 (17.31%) SQL
2 270 (8.70%) PowerShell
3 219 (7.06%) C#
4 156 (5.03%) VBScript
5 137 (4.42%) JavaScript
6 129 (4.16%) Java
7 93 (3.00%) VB
8 85 (2.74%) C
9 74 (2.39%) Python
10 73 (2.35%) C++
11 57 (1.84%) T-SQL
12 47 (1.52%) Perl
13 44 (1.42%) Shell Script
14 36 (1.16%) VB.NET
15 34 (1.10%) Bash Shell
16 33 (1.06%) PHP
17 32 (1.03%) Korn
18 21 (0.68%) Ruby
18 21 (0.68%) PL/SQL
19 9 (0.29%) AWK
Qualifications
1 751 (24.21%) Security Cleared
2 502 (16.18%) SC Cleared
3 363 (11.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 262 (8.45%) DV Cleared
5 242 (7.80%) MCSE
6 147 (4.74%) Degree
7 132 (4.26%) MCP
8 100 (3.22%) Cisco Certification
9 93 (3.00%) CCNA
10 86 (2.77%) MCITP
11 63 (2.03%) MCSA
12 44 (1.42%) MCTS
13 39 (1.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 33 (1.06%) CCNP
15 29 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
16 25 (0.81%) CISSP
17 20 (0.64%) Citrix Certification
18 19 (0.61%) ISEB
18 19 (0.61%) ISTQB
19 18 (0.58%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 169 (5.45%) SLA
2 39 (1.26%) QA
3 32 (1.03%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.29%) BS15000
6 8 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.19%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (0.097%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.097%) BS7799
9 3 (0.097%) COBIT
10 1 (0.032%) CDISC
10 1 (0.032%) P3O
System Software
1 1140 (36.75%) Active Directory
2 411 (13.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 186 (6.00%) Hyper-V
4 138 (4.45%) vSphere
5 104 (3.35%) XenApp
6 91 (2.93%) VMware ESX
7 61 (1.97%) VMware ESXi
8 56 (1.81%) XenDesktop
9 47 (1.52%) Terminal Services
10 43 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
11 35 (1.13%) ISA Server
12 33 (1.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 23 (0.74%) Firmware
13 23 (0.74%) UAG
14 22 (0.71%) Forefront TMG
15 21 (0.68%) NFS
16 16 (0.52%) XenServer
16 16 (0.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 13 (0.42%) Nmap
18 12 (0.39%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 295 (9.51%) SCCM
2 103 (3.32%) SCOM
3 100 (3.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 62 (2.00%) Backup Exec
5 53 (1.71%) NetBackup
6 44 (1.42%) Tivoli
7 35 (1.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 31 (1.00%) ARCserve
9 30 (0.97%) McAfee ePO
9 30 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
10 28 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
10 28 (0.90%) WSUS
11 24 (0.77%) HP SIM
12 23 (0.74%) Nagios
13 22 (0.71%) Puppet
14 21 (0.68%) Nessus
15 18 (0.58%) WMI
15 18 (0.58%) BladeLogic
15 18 (0.58%) OVSD
16 16 (0.52%) SCSM
Vendors
1 1175 (37.88%) Microsoft
2 775 (24.98%) VMware
3 376 (12.12%) Citrix
4 353 (11.38%) HP
5 253 (8.16%) Cisco
6 247 (7.96%) Oracle
7 141 (4.55%) Red Hat
8 112 (3.61%) Symantec
9 100 (3.22%) McAfee
10 97 (3.13%) IBM
11 81 (2.61%) NetApp
12 70 (2.26%) Remedy
13 68 (2.19%) EMC
14 55 (1.77%) Juniper
14 55 (1.77%) Apple
15 54 (1.74%) CA
16 48 (1.55%) SAP
17 47 (1.52%) Lotus
18 46 (1.48%) Dell
18 46 (1.48%) Lumension
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