The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the South East region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 2 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 1495 1494 1414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 16.24% 17.62% 14.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.36% 72.45% 71.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 741 720 567
Average daily rate
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£315 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.97% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 214 238
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.75 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.93% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.49 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
2187 2062 1991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 23.75% 24.32% 20.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1080 1036 836
Average daily rate £325 £340 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 256 275
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.99 £12.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows
England

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 0 398 £325 -1.51% 107
Berkshire -1 353 £328 -6.42% 119
Surrey -2 211 £300 -9.09% 76
Buckinghamshire 0 174 £300 - 45
West Sussex +1 115 £220 -37.14% 30
Oxfordshire 0 99 £270 -16.92% 44
East Sussex +8 70 £225 -32.33% 16
Kent -7 46 £350 +12.00% 32
Middlesex -10 12 £360 -15.29% 4
Sussex -1 3 £370 -1.33%
Thames Valley -2 2 £450 -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1159 (36.90%) Microsoft
2 1086 (34.57%) Active Directory
3 982 (31.26%) Windows 7
4 787 (25.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 638 (20.31%) Security Cleared
6 623 (19.83%) VMware
7 602 (19.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 563 (17.92%) Windows XP
9 534 (17.00%) MS Office
10 513 (16.33%) MS Excel
11 507 (16.14%) SQL
12 496 (15.79%) ITIL
13 478 (15.22%) MS Exchange
14 448 (14.26%) Linux
15 432 (13.75%) SC Cleared
16 428 (13.63%) Citrix
17 425 (13.53%) SQL Server
18 371 (11.81%) UNIX
19 357 (11.37%) .NET
20 299 (9.52%) Finance
21 298 (9.49%) Oracle
22 297 (9.46%) VMware Infrastructure
23 292 (9.30%) SCCM
24 291 (9.26%) Migration
25 271 (8.63%) HP
26 266 (8.47%) Cisco
26 266 (8.47%) TCP/IP
27 264 (8.40%) DNS
28 262 (8.34%) Microsoft Certification
29 261 (8.31%) C#

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 478 (15.22%) MS Exchange
2 222 (7.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 203 (6.46%) SharePoint
4 194 (6.18%) IIS
5 116 (3.69%) Exchange Server 2003
6 92 (2.93%) Lync
7 88 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2007
8 71 (2.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 54 (1.72%) Apache
10 52 (1.66%) IBM Notes
11 48 (1.53%) BizTalk Server
12 47 (1.50%) WebSphere
13 44 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2013
13 44 (1.40%) SharePoint Server
14 38 (1.21%) WebLogic
15 33 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
15 33 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
16 23 (0.73%) WebSphere Application Server
17 20 (0.64%) Documentum
18 18 (0.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 534 (17.00%) MS Office
2 513 (16.33%) MS Excel
3 25 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 24 (0.76%) MS Project
5 23 (0.73%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.22%) PaintShop Pro
8 5 (0.16%) Adobe Captivate
8 5 (0.16%) Fireworks
9 4 (0.13%) Acrobat
9 4 (0.13%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.032%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.032%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.032%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 38 (1.21%) Oracle EBS
2 33 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
4 9 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
5 8 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 8 (0.25%) TIBCO iProcess
6 6 (0.19%) Staffware
7 3 (0.096%) WebTrends
7 3 (0.096%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.096%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.064%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.064%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.064%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.064%) SAP FI/CO
9 1 (0.032%) Maximo
9 1 (0.032%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.032%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.032%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.032%) Academy Housing
9 1 (0.032%) arcHouse
Cloud Services
1 77 (2.45%) Office 365
2 65 (2.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (0.54%) SaaS
4 17 (0.54%) IaaS
5 16 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.13%) PaaS
7 4 (0.13%) Google Apps
8 3 (0.096%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 266 (8.47%) TCP/IP
2 264 (8.40%) DNS
3 249 (7.93%) Firewall
4 217 (6.91%) SAN
5 184 (5.86%) LAN
6 163 (5.19%) WAN
7 140 (4.46%) DHCP
8 126 (4.01%) Internet
9 116 (3.69%) VPN
10 75 (2.39%) LDAP
11 57 (1.81%) HTTPS
12 51 (1.62%) SSL
13 50 (1.59%) HTTP
14 44 (1.40%) Wireless
14 44 (1.40%) NAS
15 43 (1.37%) SMTP
15 43 (1.37%) VoIP
16 41 (1.31%) Network Security
17 30 (0.96%) Cisco ASA
18 29 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 425 (13.53%) SQL Server
2 133 (4.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 119 (3.79%) SQL Server 2005
4 85 (2.71%) Oracle Database
5 47 (1.50%) MySQL
6 44 (1.40%) DTS
6 44 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
7 35 (1.11%) SQL Server 2000
8 32 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 31 (0.99%) Oracle Database 10g
9 31 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
10 29 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
11 22 (0.70%) Relational Database
12 21 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
13 17 (0.54%) OLAP
14 16 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 15 (0.48%) IDOL
16 13 (0.41%) SQLPlus
16 13 (0.41%) MS Access
17 12 (0.38%) DB2
Development Applications
1 162 (5.16%) Visual Studio
2 84 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 59 (1.88%) MSI
4 41 (1.31%) QuickTest Pro
5 26 (0.83%) Subversion
6 23 (0.73%) LoadRunner
6 23 (0.73%) StarTeam
7 20 (0.64%) Selenium
7 20 (0.64%) Eclipse
8 17 (0.54%) TestDirector
9 14 (0.45%) Toad
9 14 (0.45%) InstallShield
9 14 (0.45%) Wise Package Studio
10 13 (0.41%) Hudson
10 13 (0.41%) Jenkins
11 11 (0.35%) WinRunner
12 10 (0.32%) Ant
13 9 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 9 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 8 (0.25%) JUnit
General
1 299 (9.52%) Finance
2 110 (3.50%) Telecoms
3 44 (1.40%) Retail
4 39 (1.24%) Marketing
5 32 (1.02%) Banking
6 31 (0.99%) Military
7 28 (0.89%) Manufacturing
8 18 (0.57%) Advertising
8 18 (0.57%) Legal
9 15 (0.48%) Aerospace
10 14 (0.45%) Financial Institution
10 14 (0.45%) Publishing
11 13 (0.41%) Electronics
11 13 (0.41%) Law
11 13 (0.41%) Dutch Language
12 12 (0.38%) Games
13 11 (0.35%) Automotive
14 9 (0.29%) Back Office
14 9 (0.29%) Local Government
15 8 (0.25%) Billing
Job Titles
1 521 (16.59%) Analyst
2 320 (10.19%) Support Engineer
3 312 (9.93%) Developer
4 195 (6.21%) Consultant
5 190 (6.05%) Support Analyst
6 150 (4.78%) 2nd Line Support
7 147 (4.68%) Desktop Support
8 138 (4.39%) 1st Line Support
9 130 (4.14%) Administrator
10 121 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 120 (3.82%) Architect
12 118 (3.76%) Desktop Engineer
13 112 (3.57%) Project Manager
13 112 (3.57%) Service Analyst
14 111 (3.53%) Service Desk Analyst
15 101 (3.22%) .NET Developer
16 88 (2.80%) Help Desk Support
17 78 (2.48%) 3rd Line Support
18 70 (2.23%) Help Desk Analyst
19 69 (2.20%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 357 (11.37%) .NET
2 199 (6.34%) ASP.NET
3 172 (5.48%) XML
4 153 (4.87%) HTML
5 105 (3.34%) Web Services
6 104 (3.31%) WCF
7 91 (2.90%) CSS
8 66 (2.10%) .NET Framework
9 63 (2.01%) jQuery
10 60 (1.91%) XSLT
11 57 (1.81%) Application Packaging
12 56 (1.78%) JSP
13 43 (1.37%) WF
14 41 (1.31%) ASP.NET MVC
15 40 (1.27%) WPF
15 40 (1.27%) SOAP
16 35 (1.11%) Ajax
17 29 (0.92%) LINQ
18 28 (0.89%) J2EE
19 27 (0.86%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 191 (6.08%) Blackberry
2 110 (3.50%) Clustering
3 65 (2.07%) Management Information System
4 58 (1.85%) PKI
5 37 (1.18%) Replication
6 35 (1.11%) Computer Science
7 32 (1.02%) iPhone
8 31 (0.99%) Client/Server
9 27 (0.86%) Thin Client
9 27 (0.86%) Fat Client
10 25 (0.80%) Open Source
10 25 (0.80%) iPad
11 22 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
12 21 (0.67%) Mobile App
13 19 (0.60%) NHS
14 17 (0.54%) EPoS
14 17 (0.54%) Mainframe
15 16 (0.51%) CESG
16 15 (0.48%) Embedded Systems
17 12 (0.38%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 982 (31.26%) Windows 7
2 787 (25.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 602 (19.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 563 (17.92%) Windows XP
5 448 (14.26%) Linux
6 371 (11.81%) UNIX
7 254 (8.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 178 (5.67%) Windows 8
9 103 (3.28%) Windows 2000
10 93 (2.96%) Solaris
11 87 (2.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 73 (2.32%) Windows Vista
13 68 (2.16%) AIX
14 50 (1.59%) Android
14 50 (1.59%) Apple iOS
15 42 (1.34%) Windows 2000 Server
16 25 (0.80%) Windows Phone
16 25 (0.80%) Windows NT
17 21 (0.67%) Mac OS X
18 16 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 496 (15.79%) ITIL
2 291 (9.26%) Migration
3 118 (3.76%) Project Management
4 114 (3.63%) Workflow
5 101 (3.22%) Service Management
6 94 (2.99%) Configuration Management
7 91 (2.90%) MVC
8 87 (2.77%) Change Management
9 86 (2.74%) Service Delivery
10 85 (2.71%) Agile Software Development
11 79 (2.52%) PRINCE2
11 79 (2.52%) Incident Management
12 76 (2.42%) Software Engineering
13 71 (2.26%) Test Scripting
14 68 (2.16%) Scrum
15 67 (2.13%) Disaster Recovery
16 66 (2.10%) CRM
17 49 (1.56%) Release Management
18 48 (1.53%) Software Testing
18 48 (1.53%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 507 (16.14%) SQL
2 261 (8.31%) C#
3 174 (5.54%) JavaScript
4 163 (5.19%) PowerShell
5 145 (4.62%) Java
6 108 (3.44%) VBScript
7 103 (3.28%) VB
8 95 (3.02%) C
9 84 (2.67%) C++
10 79 (2.52%) VB.NET
11 78 (2.48%) T-SQL
12 60 (1.91%) Python
13 56 (1.78%) Shell Script
14 46 (1.46%) Bash Shell
15 44 (1.40%) Perl
16 38 (1.21%) PL/SQL
17 34 (1.08%) PHP
18 30 (0.96%) Ruby
19 27 (0.86%) VB6
20 25 (0.80%) Korn
Qualifications
1 638 (20.31%) Security Cleared
2 432 (13.75%) SC Cleared
3 262 (8.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 211 (6.72%) DV Cleared
5 169 (5.38%) MCSE
6 116 (3.69%) Degree
7 98 (3.12%) MCP
8 96 (3.06%) Cisco Certification
9 77 (2.45%) CCNA
10 56 (1.78%) ISTQB
11 44 (1.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 44 (1.40%) MCITP
11 44 (1.40%) ISEB
11 44 (1.40%) MCSA
12 43 (1.37%) CCNP
13 41 (1.31%) MCTS
14 40 (1.27%) CISSP
15 36 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 31 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
17 22 (0.70%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (4.68%) SLA
2 49 (1.56%) QA
3 26 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (0.83%) PCI DSS
4 12 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (0.25%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.19%) BS15000
7 5 (0.16%) COBIT
8 3 (0.096%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.096%) BS7799
8 3 (0.096%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1086 (34.57%) Active Directory
2 297 (9.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 168 (5.35%) Hyper-V
4 124 (3.95%) vSphere
5 118 (3.76%) XenApp
6 80 (2.55%) Microsoft App-V
7 64 (2.04%) VMware ESX
8 55 (1.75%) XenDesktop
9 49 (1.56%) Terminal Services
10 45 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
11 23 (0.73%) XenServer
12 22 (0.70%) UAG
13 20 (0.64%) DFS Replication
13 20 (0.64%) Nmap
14 18 (0.57%) NFS
15 17 (0.54%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 17 (0.54%) Snort
16 16 (0.51%) Xen
17 14 (0.45%) ISA Server
17 14 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 292 (9.30%) SCCM
2 85 (2.71%) SCOM
3 77 (2.45%) HP Quality Center
4 73 (2.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 56 (1.78%) WSUS
6 51 (1.62%) Tivoli
7 50 (1.59%) Backup Exec
8 48 (1.53%) McAfee ePO
9 47 (1.50%) NetBackup
10 36 (1.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 32 (1.02%) Nessus
12 24 (0.76%) WMI
12 24 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
13 18 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 18 (0.57%) HP SIM
14 16 (0.51%) MOM
15 15 (0.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 14 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
16 14 (0.45%) SCVMM
17 13 (0.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 1159 (36.90%) Microsoft
2 623 (19.83%) VMware
3 428 (13.63%) Citrix
4 298 (9.49%) Oracle
5 271 (8.63%) HP
6 266 (8.47%) Cisco
7 122 (3.88%) IBM
8 91 (2.90%) Red Hat
9 87 (2.77%) McAfee
10 82 (2.61%) Symantec
11 77 (2.45%) NetApp
12 72 (2.29%) EMC
13 64 (2.04%) Lotus
14 54 (1.72%) Apple
15 47 (1.50%) Dell
16 46 (1.46%) CheckPoint
17 43 (1.37%) SAP
18 41 (1.31%) Remedy
19 40 (1.27%) Lumension
20 38 (1.21%) AppSense
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East Sussex
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Rate: £110.00 per day
Posted: 40 minutes ago
Kent
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Oxfordshire
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Posted: 3 hours ago
Ascot, Berkshire
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Posted: 4 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
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Rate: £12 - £14 per hour
Posted: 5 hours ago
Surrey
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Rate: £0.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 19 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £379.12 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Nexere Consulting Limited
Posted: 21 hours ago
Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £220 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
Comtecs
Rate: £325 - £350 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Dorking, Surrey
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £12.00 - £16.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Gosport, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £20 - £27 per hour + Dependent on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
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Rate: £10 - £15 Per Hour
Posted: Yesterday
Eastleigh, Hampshire
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Rate: £160 - £190 per day
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Gosport, Hampshire
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Basingstoke, Hampshire
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Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
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