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 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 1 3
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 1628 1636 1282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 16.00% 17.27% 15.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.39% 70.58% 72.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 777 745 562
Average daily rate
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£348 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £125 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 228 230
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% +6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.85 £31.65 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.80 £15.35 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.58% +2.33%
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
2452 2318 1779
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.11% 24.47% 21.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1203 1090 810
Average daily rate £350 £320 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £130 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 258 267
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.94% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.09 £11.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 April 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 1 April 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 1 April 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 0 469 £343 +9.60% 106
Berkshire -1 407 £368 +22.50% 114
Surrey -3 199 £339 +4.23% 91
Buckinghamshire -2 186 £375 +22.95% 44
Oxfordshire +1 135 £325 +103.12% 47
West Sussex -1 115 £325 -4.41% 23
East Sussex -5 61 £300 +30.43% 20
Kent -6 42 £175 -26.31% 25
Middlesex -7 11 £350 -6.66% 5
M4 Corridor +2 3 £500 -
Sussex -5 3 £275 -6.77%
Thames Valley 0 1 - -
Home Counties - - - -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 1163 (37.11%) Active Directory
2 1154 (36.82%) Microsoft
3 903 (28.81%) Windows 7
4 840 (26.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 811 (25.88%) Security Cleared
6 808 (25.78%) VMware
7 562 (17.93%) Windows Server 2003
8 552 (17.61%) ITIL
9 544 (17.36%) SC Cleared
10 532 (16.98%) SQL
11 506 (16.15%) Linux
12 455 (14.52%) VMware Infrastructure
13 438 (13.98%) MS Office
14 432 (13.78%) Windows Server 2012
15 422 (13.47%) MS Exchange
16 418 (13.34%) MS Excel
17 383 (12.22%) HP
18 380 (12.13%) Migration
19 379 (12.09%) SCCM
20 345 (11.01%) SQL Server
21 343 (10.94%) Windows XP
22 324 (10.34%) PowerShell
23 321 (10.24%) Citrix
24 308 (9.83%) Microsoft Certification
25 301 (9.60%) UNIX
26 295 (9.41%) Firewall
27 293 (9.35%) DNS
28 287 (9.16%) Cisco
29 278 (8.87%) DV Cleared
30 266 (8.49%) Oracle

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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
1 422 (13.47%) MS Exchange
2 199 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 185 (5.90%) SharePoint
4 177 (5.65%) IIS
5 109 (3.48%) Lync
6 105 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2003
7 102 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2007
8 57 (1.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 51 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2013
10 40 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
11 36 (1.15%) WebLogic
11 36 (1.15%) Apache
12 34 (1.08%) SharePoint Server
13 33 (1.05%) IBM Notes
14 32 (1.02%) WebSphere
14 32 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
15 29 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
16 22 (0.70%) CMS
17 17 (0.54%) OpenStack
18 15 (0.48%) Tomcat
Applications
1 438 (13.98%) MS Office
2 418 (13.34%) MS Excel
3 62 (1.98%) MS Visio
4 32 (1.02%) MS Project
5 14 (0.45%) PaintShop Pro
6 13 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
7 11 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.064%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (0.064%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.064%) Fireworks
8 2 (0.064%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.064%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.064%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.032%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.032%) SPSS
9 1 (0.032%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.032%) DOC1
9 1 (0.032%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 19 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.38%) assyst
3 9 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
4 6 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.096%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.096%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.096%) Maximo
7 3 (0.096%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.064%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.032%) WebTrends
9 1 (0.032%) CODA-Financials
9 1 (0.032%) Agresso
9 1 (0.032%) Summit
9 1 (0.032%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.032%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.032%) ResourceLink
9 1 (0.032%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 105 (3.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 88 (2.81%) Office 365
3 41 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
5 18 (0.57%) Heroku
6 16 (0.51%) SaaS
7 13 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
8 12 (0.38%) PaaS
9 11 (0.35%) IaaS
10 3 (0.096%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.096%) Yammer
11 2 (0.064%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.064%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.064%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.064%) Route 53
11 2 (0.064%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.032%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.032%) GitHub
12 1 (0.032%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 295 (9.41%) Firewall
2 293 (9.35%) DNS
3 244 (7.79%) SAN
4 221 (7.05%) TCP/IP
5 197 (6.29%) WAN
6 191 (6.09%) LAN
7 179 (5.71%) DHCP
8 120 (3.83%) VPN
9 93 (2.97%) Internet
10 78 (2.49%) VoIP
11 64 (2.04%) SSL
12 58 (1.85%) Network Security
13 49 (1.56%) Wireless
14 47 (1.50%) NAS
15 44 (1.40%) iSCSI
15 44 (1.40%) HTTP
16 43 (1.37%) SMTP
16 43 (1.37%) Fibre Channel
17 41 (1.31%) Cisco ASA
18 37 (1.18%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 345 (11.01%) SQL Server
2 96 (3.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 71 (2.27%) Oracle Database
4 59 (1.88%) MySQL
5 56 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
6 53 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
7 33 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 32 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
8 32 (1.02%) Relational Database
9 27 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
10 26 (0.83%) DB2
11 24 (0.77%) SQL Server 2000
12 23 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
13 22 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 21 (0.67%) MongoDB
15 20 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 19 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
17 18 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
18 10 (0.32%) RDBMS
18 10 (0.32%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 88 (2.81%) Visual Studio
2 70 (2.23%) MSI
3 63 (2.01%) Jenkins
4 54 (1.72%) Git (software)
5 52 (1.66%) Subversion
6 46 (1.47%) StarTeam
7 38 (1.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 36 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
9 29 (0.93%) NUnit
10 26 (0.83%) ClearCase
11 24 (0.77%) CruiseControl
12 21 (0.67%) Ant
12 21 (0.67%) JIRA
13 20 (0.64%) TeamCity
14 19 (0.61%) GoogleTest
15 18 (0.57%) CppUnit
16 15 (0.48%) ClearQuest
17 14 (0.45%) Selenium
17 14 (0.45%) Octopus Deploy
18 13 (0.41%) Cucumber
General
1 256 (8.17%) Finance
2 94 (3.00%) Telecoms
3 46 (1.47%) Retail
4 34 (1.08%) Banking
5 30 (0.96%) Manufacturing
6 29 (0.93%) Military
7 21 (0.67%) Marketing
8 20 (0.64%) Back Office
9 16 (0.51%) Financial Institution
10 15 (0.48%) Publishing
11 14 (0.45%) Legal
11 14 (0.45%) Electronics
12 12 (0.38%) Automotive
13 11 (0.35%) Advertising
14 9 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.19%) Multimedia
15 6 (0.19%) Games
16 5 (0.16%) Aerospace
16 5 (0.16%) French Language
17 4 (0.13%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 467 (14.90%) Analyst
2 322 (10.27%) Support Engineer
3 249 (7.95%) Developer
4 205 (6.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 184 (5.87%) Support Analyst
6 152 (4.85%) Architect
7 151 (4.82%) Consultant
8 150 (4.79%) 2nd Line Support
9 136 (4.34%) Desktop Support
10 121 (3.86%) Administrator
11 117 (3.73%) Service Desk Analyst
12 116 (3.70%) Service Analyst
13 106 (3.38%) 1st Line Support
14 99 (3.16%) Desktop Engineer
15 97 (3.10%) Server Engineer
16 96 (3.06%) 3rd Line Support
17 91 (2.90%) Wintel Engineer
18 88 (2.81%) Project Manager
19 82 (2.62%) IT Support
20 65 (2.07%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 244 (7.79%) .NET
2 143 (4.56%) HTML
3 119 (3.80%) XML
4 115 (3.67%) ASP.NET
5 76 (2.43%) Web Services
6 66 (2.11%) CSS
6 66 (2.11%) Application Packaging
7 59 (1.88%) .NET Framework
8 45 (1.44%) jQuery
9 44 (1.40%) Middleware
10 40 (1.28%) ASP.NET MVC
11 38 (1.21%) AngularJS
12 30 (0.96%) WCF
13 29 (0.93%) J2EE
14 25 (0.80%) XSLT
15 24 (0.77%) Ruby on Rails
16 21 (0.67%) Entity Framework
16 21 (0.67%) WPF
17 19 (0.61%) SOAP
17 19 (0.61%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 173 (5.52%) Clustering
2 151 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
3 130 (4.15%) Blackberry
4 72 (2.30%) PKI
5 63 (2.01%) Management Information System
6 48 (1.53%) Computer Science
6 48 (1.53%) Client/Server
7 46 (1.47%) Replication
8 40 (1.28%) NHS
9 38 (1.21%) Open Source
10 24 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
11 22 (0.70%) Mobile App
12 21 (0.67%) Private Cloud
13 20 (0.64%) iPhone
14 16 (0.51%) Mainframe
14 16 (0.51%) User Experience
15 15 (0.48%) Enterprise Storage
15 15 (0.48%) Smartphone
16 14 (0.45%) iPad
17 13 (0.41%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 903 (28.81%) Windows 7
2 840 (26.80%) Windows Server 2008
3 562 (17.93%) Windows Server 2003
4 506 (16.15%) Linux
5 432 (13.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 343 (10.94%) Windows XP
7 301 (9.60%) UNIX
8 133 (4.24%) Windows 8
9 92 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 81 (2.58%) AIX
11 71 (2.27%) Windows Vista
12 70 (2.23%) Solaris
13 55 (1.75%) Windows 2000 Server
14 53 (1.69%) Mac OS X
15 49 (1.56%) Android
16 42 (1.34%) Windows 2000
17 31 (0.99%) CentOS
18 28 (0.89%) Apple iOS
19 27 (0.86%) HPUX
20 23 (0.73%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 552 (17.61%) ITIL
2 380 (12.13%) Migration
3 192 (6.13%) Configuration Management
4 181 (5.78%) Agile Software Development
5 118 (3.77%) Service Management
6 104 (3.32%) Project Management
7 95 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
8 93 (2.97%) Change Management
9 88 (2.81%) Service Delivery
10 85 (2.71%) Continuous Integration
11 84 (2.68%) Incident Management
12 73 (2.33%) Software Engineering
13 69 (2.20%) OO
14 65 (2.07%) Scrum
15 63 (2.01%) High Availability
16 61 (1.95%) PRINCE2
16 61 (1.95%) MVC
17 58 (1.85%) Time Management
18 54 (1.72%) UML
19 51 (1.63%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 532 (16.98%) SQL
2 324 (10.34%) PowerShell
3 206 (6.57%) C#
4 150 (4.79%) VBScript
5 132 (4.21%) Java
6 119 (3.80%) JavaScript
7 104 (3.32%) C++
8 92 (2.94%) Python
9 88 (2.81%) VB
10 79 (2.52%) C
10 79 (2.52%) Shell Script
11 50 (1.60%) Perl
12 49 (1.56%) Ruby
13 36 (1.15%) T-SQL
14 35 (1.12%) Bash Shell
15 31 (0.99%) VB.NET
16 29 (0.93%) PHP
16 29 (0.93%) Korn
17 23 (0.73%) PL/SQL
18 14 (0.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 811 (25.88%) Security Cleared
2 544 (17.36%) SC Cleared
3 308 (9.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 278 (8.87%) DV Cleared
5 194 (6.19%) MCSE
6 143 (4.56%) Degree
7 115 (3.67%) MCP
8 106 (3.38%) Cisco Certification
9 94 (3.00%) MCITP
10 92 (2.94%) CCNA
11 73 (2.33%) MCSA
12 49 (1.56%) MCTS
13 37 (1.18%) CCNP
14 28 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
15 27 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 25 (0.80%) ISTQB
17 22 (0.70%) ISEB
17 22 (0.70%) CISSP
18 20 (0.64%) A+ Certification
19 13 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (4.18%) SLA
2 35 (1.12%) QA
3 29 (0.93%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.19%) COBIT
4 6 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 5 (0.16%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.13%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.096%) COSO
7 3 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.064%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.032%) P3O
9 1 (0.032%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.032%) BS15000
System Software
1 1163 (37.11%) Active Directory
2 455 (14.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 251 (8.01%) Hyper-V
4 148 (4.72%) vSphere
5 79 (2.52%) XenApp
6 70 (2.23%) Microsoft App-V
7 64 (2.04%) VMware ESX
8 52 (1.66%) VMware ESXi
9 48 (1.53%) XenDesktop
10 39 (1.24%) Terminal Services
11 27 (0.86%) Firmware
12 25 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 19 (0.61%) UAG
14 16 (0.51%) NFS
14 16 (0.51%) ISA Server
15 14 (0.45%) Samba
16 12 (0.38%) Forefront TMG
17 10 (0.32%) vCloud
17 10 (0.32%) DFS Replication
18 9 (0.29%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 379 (12.09%) SCCM
2 117 (3.73%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 107 (3.41%) SCOM
4 62 (1.98%) Puppet
5 43 (1.37%) Tivoli
6 35 (1.12%) Backup Exec
7 34 (1.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 32 (1.02%) Nagios
9 31 (0.99%) SCSM
9 31 (0.99%) WSUS
10 28 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
11 27 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
12 23 (0.73%) NetBackup
13 20 (0.64%) ARCserve
13 20 (0.64%) HP Data Protector
14 18 (0.57%) Nessus
15 17 (0.54%) WMI
16 15 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
17 14 (0.45%) OVSD
17 14 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1154 (36.82%) Microsoft
2 808 (25.78%) VMware
3 383 (12.22%) HP
4 321 (10.24%) Citrix
5 287 (9.16%) Cisco
6 266 (8.49%) Oracle
7 116 (3.70%) McAfee
8 111 (3.54%) IBM
9 109 (3.48%) Red Hat
10 81 (2.58%) NetApp
11 59 (1.88%) Remedy
11 59 (1.88%) CheckPoint
12 57 (1.82%) Dell
12 57 (1.82%) EMC
13 56 (1.79%) Symantec
14 55 (1.75%) Apple
15 45 (1.44%) Juniper
16 42 (1.34%) Lumension
17 41 (1.31%) Veritas
17 41 (1.31%) 3PAR
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