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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 2 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 1423 1489 1100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 15.24% 17.89% 14.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.22% 74.04% 70.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 686 639 491
Average daily rate
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£325 £320 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £130 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 220 210
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.63% -7.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £27.75 £38.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.37%
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
2287 2011 1557
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.50% 24.16% 20.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1128 891 727
Average daily rate £330 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £140 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 243 249
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £11.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 0 444 £330 +0.36% 140
Berkshire -3 313 £325 -7.14% 141
Surrey -3 191 £325 - 96
Buckinghamshire -2 183 £310 +3.33% 52
Oxfordshire -6 79 £288 -2.54% 40
West Sussex -4 71 £310 +12.72% 36
Kent +1 55 £325 +54.76% 33
East Sussex -7 48 £370 +23.33% 9
Middlesex -7 9 £281 -46.47% 2
M4 Corridor - 4 £350 -
Sussex 0 2 £400 -5.88%
Home Counties +1 1 £513 +46.42%
Thames Valley -1 1 - -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 1134 (37.12%) Microsoft
2 1110 (36.33%) Active Directory
3 884 (28.94%) Windows 7
4 812 (26.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 801 (26.22%) VMware
6 779 (25.50%) Security Cleared
7 597 (19.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 543 (17.77%) ITIL
9 534 (17.48%) SQL
10 524 (17.15%) SC Cleared
11 459 (15.02%) MS Exchange
12 455 (14.89%) MS Excel
13 447 (14.63%) VMware Infrastructure
14 444 (14.53%) MS Office
15 435 (14.24%) Linux
16 374 (12.24%) Windows Server 2012
17 368 (12.05%) Windows XP
18 359 (11.75%) Citrix
19 358 (11.72%) HP
20 357 (11.69%) SQL Server
21 343 (11.23%) Microsoft Certification
22 338 (11.06%) Migration
23 299 (9.79%) UNIX
24 293 (9.59%) SCCM
25 288 (9.43%) DNS
26 287 (9.39%) PowerShell
27 272 (8.90%) Finance
28 268 (8.77%) SAN
28 268 (8.77%) DV Cleared
29 262 (8.58%) Cisco

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 459 (15.02%) MS Exchange
2 192 (6.28%) Exchange Server 2010
3 184 (6.02%) SharePoint
4 183 (5.99%) IIS
5 124 (4.06%) Exchange Server 2003
6 106 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2007
7 101 (3.31%) Lync
8 64 (2.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 60 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
10 51 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
11 46 (1.51%) Apache
12 44 (1.44%) SharePoint Server
13 42 (1.37%) IBM Notes
14 35 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
15 25 (0.82%) WebSphere
16 20 (0.65%) WebLogic
17 19 (0.62%) Tomcat
18 17 (0.56%) OpenStack
18 17 (0.56%) CMS
19 15 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 455 (14.89%) MS Excel
2 444 (14.53%) MS Office
3 48 (1.57%) MS Visio
4 20 (0.65%) MS Project
5 13 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
6 11 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
7 10 (0.33%) PaintShop Pro
8 4 (0.13%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.098%) Fireworks
9 3 (0.098%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.065%) DOC1
11 1 (0.033%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.033%) SPSS
11 1 (0.033%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.033%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 19 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (0.56%) assyst
3 6 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.13%) Maximo
6 3 (0.098%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.098%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.065%) ResourceLink
8 1 (0.033%) Agresso
8 1 (0.033%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.033%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.033%) Summit
8 1 (0.033%) Academy Housing
8 1 (0.033%) arcHouse
8 1 (0.033%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.033%) Remedy AR System
8 1 (0.033%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 74 (2.42%) Office 365
2 65 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (0.75%) SaaS
5 20 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (0.46%) Heroku
7 12 (0.39%) PaaS
7 12 (0.39%) IaaS
8 9 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.098%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.065%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.065%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.065%) Route 53
10 2 (0.065%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.065%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.033%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.033%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 288 (9.43%) DNS
2 268 (8.77%) SAN
3 253 (8.28%) Firewall
4 218 (7.14%) TCP/IP
5 185 (6.06%) LAN
5 185 (6.06%) DHCP
6 182 (5.96%) WAN
7 104 (3.40%) Internet
8 96 (3.14%) VPN
9 73 (2.39%) VoIP
10 70 (2.29%) SSL
11 55 (1.80%) NAS
12 45 (1.47%) SMTP
12 45 (1.47%) Cisco ASA
13 41 (1.34%) Wireless
13 41 (1.34%) VLAN
13 41 (1.34%) Network Security
14 35 (1.15%) Wireshark
15 34 (1.11%) iSCSI
16 33 (1.08%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 357 (11.69%) SQL Server
2 100 (3.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 77 (2.52%) Oracle Database
4 61 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 55 (1.80%) MySQL
6 50 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
7 30 (0.98%) Relational Database
8 25 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
8 25 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
9 23 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
10 22 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 22 (0.72%) SQL Server 2000
11 21 (0.69%) DB2
12 16 (0.52%) EDRMS
12 16 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
13 15 (0.49%) Oracle Database 10g
14 11 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 10 (0.33%) Ingres
15 10 (0.33%) OLTP
16 8 (0.26%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 89 (2.91%) Visual Studio
2 66 (2.16%) MSI
3 44 (1.44%) Jenkins
4 43 (1.41%) Subversion
4 43 (1.41%) StarTeam
5 33 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 30 (0.98%) Git (software)
7 26 (0.85%) NUnit
8 23 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 22 (0.72%) CruiseControl
9 22 (0.72%) CppUnit
10 19 (0.62%) GoogleTest
11 18 (0.59%) ClearCase
12 16 (0.52%) Selenium
12 16 (0.52%) TeamCity
13 13 (0.43%) Ant
14 12 (0.39%) QuickTest Pro
15 9 (0.29%) Octopus Deploy
15 9 (0.29%) WebDriver
15 9 (0.29%) Moq
General
1 272 (8.90%) Finance
2 101 (3.31%) Telecoms
3 44 (1.44%) Banking
4 33 (1.08%) Manufacturing
5 32 (1.05%) Retail
6 24 (0.79%) Military
7 20 (0.65%) Advertising
8 17 (0.56%) Back Office
8 17 (0.56%) Marketing
9 14 (0.46%) Publishing
9 14 (0.46%) Legal
9 14 (0.46%) Electronics
10 10 (0.33%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
12 7 (0.23%) Automotive
12 7 (0.23%) Games
13 5 (0.16%) Aerospace
13 5 (0.16%) Multimedia
13 5 (0.16%) Italian Language
14 4 (0.13%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 484 (15.84%) Analyst
2 319 (10.44%) Support Engineer
3 240 (7.86%) Developer
4 203 (6.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 183 (5.99%) Support Analyst
6 171 (5.60%) 2nd Line Support
7 148 (4.84%) Desktop Support
8 140 (4.58%) Consultant
9 127 (4.16%) Architect
10 126 (4.12%) Administrator
11 120 (3.93%) Service Desk Analyst
12 118 (3.86%) Service Analyst
13 110 (3.60%) Desktop Engineer
14 106 (3.47%) 1st Line Support
15 80 (2.62%) 3rd Line Support
16 77 (2.52%) Project Manager
17 75 (2.45%) IT Support
18 74 (2.42%) Server Engineer
19 71 (2.32%) Desktop Support Engineer
19 71 (2.32%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 236 (7.73%) .NET
2 133 (4.35%) HTML
3 111 (3.63%) XML
4 102 (3.34%) ASP.NET
5 74 (2.42%) Web Services
6 67 (2.19%) CSS
7 60 (1.96%) .NET Framework
8 47 (1.54%) jQuery
9 45 (1.47%) Application Packaging
10 33 (1.08%) Middleware
10 33 (1.08%) WCF
11 30 (0.98%) ASP.NET MVC
12 29 (0.95%) WinForms
13 26 (0.85%) Ajax
14 24 (0.79%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 22 (0.72%) AngularJS
16 20 (0.65%) XSLT
17 19 (0.62%) JSP
18 18 (0.59%) Ruby on Rails
18 18 (0.59%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 170 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 162 (5.30%) Clustering
3 161 (5.27%) Blackberry
4 77 (2.52%) PKI
5 65 (2.13%) Management Information System
6 41 (1.34%) Replication
6 41 (1.34%) Computer Science
7 35 (1.15%) Client/Server
8 30 (0.98%) Open Source
9 28 (0.92%) NHS
10 22 (0.72%) iPad
11 21 (0.69%) Thin Client
11 21 (0.69%) Mainframe
11 21 (0.69%) Fat Client
12 20 (0.65%) iPhone
12 20 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
13 18 (0.59%) Mobile App
14 16 (0.52%) User Experience
14 16 (0.52%) Enterprise Storage
15 15 (0.49%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 884 (28.94%) Windows 7
2 812 (26.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 597 (19.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 435 (14.24%) Linux
5 374 (12.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 368 (12.05%) Windows XP
7 299 (9.79%) UNIX
8 139 (4.55%) Windows 8
9 110 (3.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 81 (2.65%) AIX
11 68 (2.23%) Windows Vista
12 54 (1.77%) Windows 2000
13 52 (1.70%) Solaris
13 52 (1.70%) Windows 2000 Server
14 47 (1.54%) Android
15 43 (1.41%) Mac OS X
16 37 (1.21%) Windows NT
17 35 (1.15%) Apple iOS
18 24 (0.79%) VMS
18 24 (0.79%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 543 (17.77%) ITIL
2 338 (11.06%) Migration
3 155 (5.07%) Configuration Management
4 145 (4.75%) Agile Software Development
5 130 (4.26%) Service Management
6 107 (3.50%) Disaster Recovery
7 105 (3.44%) Project Management
8 98 (3.21%) Change Management
9 90 (2.95%) Incident Management
10 88 (2.88%) Service Delivery
11 70 (2.29%) Software Engineering
12 64 (2.09%) Continuous Integration
12 64 (2.09%) OO
13 63 (2.06%) Validation
14 61 (2.00%) MVC
14 61 (2.00%) Time Management
15 57 (1.87%) High Availability
15 57 (1.87%) PRINCE2
16 49 (1.60%) Software Testing
16 49 (1.60%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 534 (17.48%) SQL
2 287 (9.39%) PowerShell
3 197 (6.45%) C#
4 149 (4.88%) VBScript
5 134 (4.39%) Java
6 124 (4.06%) JavaScript
7 90 (2.95%) VB
8 86 (2.82%) C++
9 83 (2.72%) C
9 83 (2.72%) Python
10 59 (1.93%) Shell Script
11 53 (1.73%) Perl
12 43 (1.41%) T-SQL
13 32 (1.05%) PHP
14 31 (1.01%) Ruby
15 30 (0.98%) Bash Shell
15 30 (0.98%) Korn
15 30 (0.98%) PL/SQL
16 23 (0.75%) VB.NET
17 9 (0.29%) sed
Qualifications
1 779 (25.50%) Security Cleared
2 524 (17.15%) SC Cleared
3 343 (11.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 268 (8.77%) DV Cleared
5 231 (7.56%) MCSE
6 153 (5.01%) Degree
7 117 (3.83%) MCP
8 97 (3.18%) Cisco Certification
9 92 (3.01%) MCITP
10 91 (2.98%) CCNA
11 62 (2.03%) MCSA
12 50 (1.64%) MCTS
13 37 (1.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 31 (1.01%) CCNP
15 27 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
16 23 (0.75%) CISSP
17 21 (0.69%) ISTQB
18 18 (0.59%) ISEB
19 15 (0.49%) A+ Certification
20 14 (0.46%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 166 (5.43%) SLA
2 32 (1.05%) PCI DSS
3 30 (0.98%) QA
4 7 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 7 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.16%) BS15000
6 5 (0.16%) COBIT
7 4 (0.13%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.098%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.065%) COSO
10 1 (0.033%) P3O
10 1 (0.033%) CDISC
System Software
1 1110 (36.33%) Active Directory
2 447 (14.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 204 (6.68%) Hyper-V
4 140 (4.58%) vSphere
5 90 (2.95%) XenApp
6 82 (2.68%) VMware ESX
7 59 (1.93%) VMware ESXi
8 54 (1.77%) XenDesktop
9 53 (1.73%) Terminal Services
10 47 (1.54%) Microsoft App-V
11 34 (1.11%) ISA Server
12 32 (1.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 26 (0.85%) Firmware
14 22 (0.72%) NFS
14 22 (0.72%) UAG
15 19 (0.62%) Forefront TMG
16 14 (0.46%) vCloud
17 12 (0.39%) Nmap
18 11 (0.36%) XenServer
18 11 (0.36%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 293 (9.59%) SCCM
2 110 (3.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 110 (3.60%) SCOM
3 60 (1.96%) Backup Exec
4 53 (1.73%) NetBackup
5 44 (1.44%) Tivoli
6 39 (1.28%) Puppet
7 38 (1.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 33 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
9 31 (1.01%) WSUS
10 29 (0.95%) ARCserve
10 29 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
11 26 (0.85%) Nagios
12 25 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
13 21 (0.69%) SCSM
13 21 (0.69%) HP SIM
14 18 (0.59%) WMI
14 18 (0.59%) BladeLogic
15 17 (0.56%) Nessus
16 14 (0.46%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 1134 (37.12%) Microsoft
2 801 (26.22%) VMware
3 359 (11.75%) Citrix
4 358 (11.72%) HP
5 262 (8.58%) Cisco
6 254 (8.31%) Oracle
7 125 (4.09%) Red Hat
8 112 (3.67%) McAfee
9 105 (3.44%) Symantec
10 100 (3.27%) IBM
11 82 (2.68%) NetApp
12 69 (2.26%) EMC
13 67 (2.19%) Remedy
14 57 (1.87%) Apple
15 55 (1.80%) SAP
16 49 (1.60%) CA
17 48 (1.57%) Juniper
17 48 (1.57%) Lumension
18 47 (1.54%) Lotus
19 43 (1.41%) Dell
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