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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 1456 1549 1504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 15.56% 17.29% 18.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.49% 69.40% 74.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 737 741 729
Average daily rate
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£350 £320 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -5.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £146 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £321
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 195 230
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.13 £11.41 £12.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.77 £27.89 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -6.45%
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
2368 2232 2028
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.31% 24.92% 24.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1253 1071 1022
Average daily rate £363 £325 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 215 272
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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 0 377 £363 +11.53% 93
Berkshire -3 294 £373 +6.42% 116
Surrey 0 233 £353 +17.50% 114
Buckinghamshire 0 179 £338 +12.50% 39
Oxfordshire 0 138 £375 +17.18% 37
West Sussex -4 87 £338 +53.40% 22
East Sussex -2 62 £325 +94.02% 16
Kent -1 44 £290 -3.33% 39
Middlesex +11 24 £325 -2.98% 3
Home Counties +5 7 £350 -
Isle of Wight - 2 £104 -
Sussex -1 1 - - 4
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 1154 (37.23%) Active Directory
2 1134 (36.58%) Microsoft
3 866 (27.94%) Windows 7
4 848 (27.35%) VMware
5 816 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 713 (23.00%) Security Cleared
7 543 (17.52%) Linux
8 512 (16.52%) ITIL
9 501 (16.16%) SQL
10 493 (15.90%) Windows Server 2003
11 482 (15.55%) Windows Server 2012
12 469 (15.13%) VMware Infrastructure
13 458 (14.77%) SC Cleared
14 450 (14.52%) MS Excel
15 425 (13.71%) MS Office
16 422 (13.61%) MS Exchange
17 386 (12.45%) SQL Server
18 382 (12.32%) SCCM
19 367 (11.84%) Migration
20 336 (10.84%) Citrix
21 327 (10.55%) HP
22 309 (9.97%) UNIX
23 304 (9.81%) Finance
24 298 (9.61%) SAN
25 297 (9.58%) DNS
26 295 (9.52%) Windows XP
27 294 (9.48%) PowerShell
28 279 (9.00%) Firewall
29 273 (8.81%) Cisco
30 265 (8.55%) Microsoft Certification

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (13.61%) MS Exchange
2 235 (7.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 186 (6.00%) IIS
4 180 (5.81%) SharePoint
5 120 (3.87%) Lync
6 110 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2007
7 80 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2013
8 69 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2003
9 43 (1.39%) WebSphere
10 42 (1.35%) WebLogic
10 42 (1.35%) Apache
11 39 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
12 33 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 28 (0.90%) IBM Notes
14 27 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
15 24 (0.77%) CMS
16 22 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
17 20 (0.65%) Tomcat
18 17 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
19 15 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 450 (14.52%) MS Excel
2 425 (13.71%) MS Office
3 82 (2.65%) MS Visio
4 54 (1.74%) MS Project
5 21 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
6 16 (0.52%) PaintShop Pro
7 11 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.13%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.097%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.065%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.032%) SPSS
11 1 (0.032%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.032%) InDesign
11 1 (0.032%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.032%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 28 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.48%) Oracle BPM
3 11 (0.35%) Maximo
4 10 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
5 6 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.13%) assyst
6 4 (0.13%) Primavera
7 3 (0.097%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.065%) CODA-Financials
8 2 (0.065%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.065%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.032%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.032%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.032%) Oracle Cash Management
9 1 (0.032%) Oracle Assets
9 1 (0.032%) Oracle iRecruitment
9 1 (0.032%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 124 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 123 (3.97%) Office 365
3 78 (2.52%) Amazon AWS
4 30 (0.97%) SaaS
5 21 (0.68%) PaaS
5 21 (0.68%) IaaS
6 14 (0.45%) Heroku
7 11 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.16%) Yammer
9 5 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (0.097%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.065%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.065%) Google Apps
13 1 (0.032%) Google Analytics
13 1 (0.032%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.032%) GitHub
13 1 (0.032%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 298 (9.61%) SAN
2 297 (9.58%) DNS
3 279 (9.00%) Firewall
4 217 (7.00%) LAN
5 215 (6.94%) WAN
6 196 (6.32%) TCP/IP
7 176 (5.68%) DHCP
8 141 (4.55%) VPN
9 86 (2.77%) Internet
10 70 (2.26%) NAS
11 63 (2.03%) Fibre Channel
12 58 (1.87%) Network Security
12 58 (1.87%) Wireless
13 56 (1.81%) HTTP
14 54 (1.74%) VoIP
15 53 (1.71%) SSL
16 51 (1.65%) SMTP
16 51 (1.65%) MPLS
16 51 (1.65%) iSCSI
17 38 (1.23%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 386 (12.45%) SQL Server
2 104 (3.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 90 (2.90%) Oracle Database
4 86 (2.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 60 (1.94%) SQL Server 2005
6 50 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 50 (1.61%) MySQL
7 47 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 45 (1.45%) Relational Database
9 42 (1.35%) DB2
10 41 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
11 37 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 29 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
13 26 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
14 21 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
15 19 (0.61%) SQL Server 2000
16 18 (0.58%) MongoDB
17 17 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
18 14 (0.45%) RDBMS
19 11 (0.35%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 100 (3.23%) Visual Studio
2 79 (2.55%) Git (software)
3 66 (2.13%) Jenkins
4 64 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
5 61 (1.97%) MSI
6 47 (1.52%) Subversion
7 42 (1.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 24 (0.77%) MSBuild
9 23 (0.74%) Cucumber
10 22 (0.71%) JIRA
11 21 (0.68%) StarTeam
12 20 (0.65%) Selenium
13 18 (0.58%) Ant
13 18 (0.58%) Eclipse
13 18 (0.58%) TeamCity
14 16 (0.52%) Maven
15 15 (0.48%) NUnit
16 14 (0.45%) ClearCase
17 11 (0.35%) Octopus Deploy
18 10 (0.32%) HP UFT
General
1 304 (9.81%) Finance
2 81 (2.61%) Telecoms
3 46 (1.48%) Banking
4 41 (1.32%) Retail
5 29 (0.94%) Military
6 25 (0.81%) Back Office
7 24 (0.77%) Financial Institution
8 23 (0.74%) Manufacturing
9 21 (0.68%) Marketing
10 16 (0.52%) Electronics
11 15 (0.48%) Legal
12 10 (0.32%) Automotive
13 8 (0.26%) Publishing
13 8 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (0.23%) Advertising
15 5 (0.16%) Law
15 5 (0.16%) French Language
15 5 (0.16%) Japanese Language
15 5 (0.16%) Spanish Language
15 5 (0.16%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 447 (14.42%) Analyst
2 301 (9.71%) Support Engineer
3 263 (8.48%) Developer
4 183 (5.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 180 (5.81%) Architect
6 174 (5.61%) Support Analyst
7 163 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
8 158 (5.10%) Administrator
9 155 (5.00%) Consultant
10 129 (4.16%) Desktop Support
11 116 (3.74%) Project Manager
12 114 (3.68%) Desktop Engineer
13 111 (3.58%) 3rd Line Support
14 107 (3.45%) Service Analyst
15 105 (3.39%) Service Desk Analyst
16 102 (3.29%) Server Engineer
17 89 (2.87%) 1st Line Support
18 83 (2.68%) Wintel Engineer
19 82 (2.65%) Applications Packager
20 81 (2.61%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 265 (8.55%) .NET
2 117 (3.77%) ASP.NET
3 115 (3.71%) HTML
4 97 (3.13%) XML
5 72 (2.32%) Application Packaging
6 67 (2.16%) Web Services
7 63 (2.03%) .NET Framework
8 56 (1.81%) CSS
9 48 (1.55%) ASP.NET MVC
10 44 (1.42%) jQuery
11 39 (1.26%) Middleware
12 34 (1.10%) AngularJS
13 30 (0.97%) J2EE
14 29 (0.94%) SOAP
15 26 (0.84%) WCF
16 24 (0.77%) WPF
16 24 (0.77%) Ajax
17 21 (0.68%) Ruby on Rails
17 21 (0.68%) XSLT
17 21 (0.68%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 219 (7.06%) Data Centre
2 162 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
3 158 (5.10%) Clustering
4 86 (2.77%) Blackberry
5 74 (2.39%) Management Information System
6 53 (1.71%) Client/Server
7 45 (1.45%) Replication
8 43 (1.39%) NHS
9 39 (1.26%) PKI
10 36 (1.16%) Computer Science
11 30 (0.97%) Mainframe
12 28 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
13 22 (0.71%) Private Cloud
13 22 (0.71%) AS400
14 21 (0.68%) EqualLogic
14 21 (0.68%) User Experience
15 19 (0.61%) Enterprise Storage
15 19 (0.61%) iSeries
16 17 (0.55%) HP Storage
16 17 (0.55%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 866 (27.94%) Windows 7
2 816 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 543 (17.52%) Linux
4 493 (15.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 482 (15.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 309 (9.97%) UNIX
7 295 (9.52%) Windows XP
8 144 (4.65%) Windows 8
9 116 (3.74%) AIX
10 115 (3.71%) Solaris
11 51 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 42 (1.35%) Mac OS X
13 37 (1.19%) Windows 2000
13 37 (1.19%) Windows Vista
14 34 (1.10%) Android
15 31 (1.00%) HPUX
16 30 (0.97%) Windows 2000 Server
17 27 (0.87%) CentOS
18 22 (0.71%) Apple iOS
19 21 (0.68%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 512 (16.52%) ITIL
2 367 (11.84%) Migration
3 217 (7.00%) Agile Software Development
4 169 (5.45%) Configuration Management
5 120 (3.87%) Project Management
6 111 (3.58%) Change Management
7 103 (3.32%) Scrum
8 97 (3.13%) Software Engineering
9 94 (3.03%) Incident Management
9 94 (3.03%) Continuous Integration
10 87 (2.81%) Service Management
11 83 (2.68%) OO
12 76 (2.45%) PRINCE2
12 76 (2.45%) Disaster Recovery
13 71 (2.29%) CRM
14 65 (2.10%) Service Delivery
15 63 (2.03%) UML
15 63 (2.03%) Problem Management
16 61 (1.97%) MVC
17 57 (1.84%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 501 (16.16%) SQL
2 294 (9.48%) PowerShell
3 231 (7.45%) C#
4 152 (4.90%) Java
5 130 (4.19%) C++
6 118 (3.81%) VBScript
7 109 (3.52%) JavaScript
8 94 (3.03%) Python
9 89 (2.87%) Perl
10 83 (2.68%) VB
11 80 (2.58%) Shell Script
12 56 (1.81%) C
13 45 (1.45%) T-SQL
14 44 (1.42%) Ruby
15 38 (1.23%) Bash Shell
16 27 (0.87%) Korn
17 26 (0.84%) VB.NET
18 25 (0.81%) PHP
19 22 (0.71%) PL/SQL
20 15 (0.48%) VBA
Qualifications
1 713 (23.00%) Security Cleared
2 458 (14.77%) SC Cleared
3 265 (8.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 217 (7.00%) DV Cleared
5 168 (5.42%) MCSE
6 115 (3.71%) Degree
7 86 (2.77%) MCP
7 86 (2.77%) Cisco Certification
8 77 (2.48%) MCITP
9 68 (2.19%) CCNA
10 66 (2.13%) MCSA
11 42 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 39 (1.26%) MCTS
13 34 (1.10%) ISEB
14 30 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
15 28 (0.90%) CCNP
16 24 (0.77%) ISTQB
17 21 (0.68%) CISSP
18 15 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 12 (0.39%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (3.68%) SLA
2 40 (1.29%) QA
3 20 (0.65%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.29%) COBIT
5 5 (0.16%) COSO
5 5 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.13%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (0.097%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.097%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.097%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 2 (0.065%) ISO/IEC 14443
8 2 (0.065%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.032%) P3O
9 1 (0.032%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.032%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.032%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.032%) GxP
9 1 (0.032%) BS15000
9 1 (0.032%) WCAG
System Software
1 1154 (37.23%) Active Directory
2 469 (15.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 210 (6.77%) Hyper-V
4 193 (6.23%) vSphere
5 125 (4.03%) XenApp
6 108 (3.48%) Microsoft App-V
7 83 (2.68%) VMware ESX
8 75 (2.42%) XenDesktop
9 60 (1.94%) VMware ESXi
10 24 (0.77%) Forefront TMG
11 23 (0.74%) Terminal Services
12 18 (0.58%) ISA Server
13 16 (0.52%) vCloud
14 15 (0.48%) Samba
14 15 (0.48%) NFS
14 15 (0.48%) UAG
15 14 (0.45%) DFS Replication
15 14 (0.45%) XenServer
16 12 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 11 (0.35%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 382 (12.32%) SCCM
2 112 (3.61%) SCOM
3 79 (2.55%) Puppet
4 72 (2.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 47 (1.52%) WSUS
6 44 (1.42%) Tivoli
7 34 (1.10%) Nagios
8 29 (0.94%) SCSM
9 27 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
10 26 (0.84%) NetBackup
11 24 (0.77%) AirWatch
12 23 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
12 23 (0.74%) Vagrant
13 20 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
13 20 (0.65%) HP Data Protector
13 20 (0.65%) vMotion
14 17 (0.55%) Backup Exec
14 17 (0.55%) ARCserve
14 17 (0.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 17 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1134 (36.58%) Microsoft
2 848 (27.35%) VMware
3 336 (10.84%) Citrix
4 327 (10.55%) HP
5 273 (8.81%) Cisco
6 261 (8.42%) Oracle
7 112 (3.61%) IBM
8 87 (2.81%) McAfee
9 84 (2.71%) NetApp
10 83 (2.68%) Dell
11 81 (2.61%) EMC
12 80 (2.58%) Symantec
13 70 (2.26%) CheckPoint
14 68 (2.19%) Red Hat
15 56 (1.81%) Remedy
15 56 (1.81%) SAP
16 50 (1.61%) Veritas
17 43 (1.39%) 3PAR
18 34 (1.10%) Juniper
19 30 (0.97%) SolarWinds
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