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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 1175 1540 1587
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.90% 16.12% 17.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.65% 64.14% 69.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 663 764 777
Median daily rate £360 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £170 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 205 198
Median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £12.48 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.07 £40.00 £35.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
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
2190 2401 2277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.04% 25.14% 25.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1279 1245 1127
Median daily rate £388 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £211 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 231 224
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% +4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 May 2016.

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 29 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -3 293 £350 -4.10% 81
Berkshire +1 283 £375 - 85
Surrey 0 221 £375 +4.52% 77
Oxfordshire -1 110 £320 -1.53% 41
Buckinghamshire -6 109 £405 +15.71% 39
West Sussex -9 85 £325 +4.83% 24
East Sussex -7 34 £363 +20.83% 20
Kent -8 31 £375 +92.30% 18
Middlesex -12 7 £400 +33.33% 2
Thames Valley - 3 £600 -
M4 Corridor - 1 £130 -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Windows.

1 1014 (41.27%) Active Directory
2 926 (37.69%) Microsoft
3 892 (36.30%) Windows Server
4 658 (26.78%) VMware
5 619 (25.19%) Linux
6 541 (22.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 466 (18.97%) Windows 7
8 460 (18.72%) Security Cleared
9 459 (18.68%) Windows Server 2012
10 447 (18.19%) SQL
11 424 (17.26%) ITIL
12 380 (15.47%) MS Excel
13 378 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
14 368 (14.98%) SQL Server
15 360 (14.65%) MS Office
16 348 (14.16%) Citrix
17 324 (13.19%) SC Cleared
18 307 (12.49%) MS Exchange
19 301 (12.25%) Windows Server 2003
20 298 (12.13%) Oracle
21 281 (11.44%) PowerShell
22 277 (11.27%) DNS
23 266 (10.83%) Unix
24 259 (10.54%) Firewall
25 256 (10.42%) Finance
26 244 (9.93%) SCCM
27 236 (9.61%) Migration
28 233 (9.48%) .NET
29 229 (9.32%) Data Centre
30 228 (9.28%) Microsoft Certification

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 307 (12.49%) MS Exchange
2 170 (6.92%) SharePoint
3 137 (5.58%) IIS
4 131 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 66 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2013
6 57 (2.32%) Skype for Business
7 53 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2003
8 39 (1.59%) WebLogic
9 38 (1.55%) WebSphere
10 36 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
11 35 (1.42%) Tomcat
12 30 (1.22%) IBM Notes
13 29 (1.18%) Apache
14 25 (1.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 25 (1.02%) Node.js
15 24 (0.98%) SAS
16 23 (0.94%) JBoss
17 19 (0.77%) CMS
17 19 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
18 18 (0.73%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 380 (15.47%) MS Excel
2 360 (14.65%) MS Office
3 45 (1.83%) MS Visio
4 25 (1.02%) MS Project
5 18 (0.73%) PaintShop Pro
6 13 (0.53%) Acrobat
6 13 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
7 7 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.24%) QuarkXPress
9 3 (0.12%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.041%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.041%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.041%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.041%) Weka
Business Applications
1 38 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 10 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
4 6 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.12%) Remedy AR System
8 2 (0.081%) assyst
8 2 (0.081%) Primavera
8 2 (0.081%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.041%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.041%) Magento
9 1 (0.041%) Northgate Housing
9 1 (0.041%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 1 (0.041%) Sage 200
9 1 (0.041%) SAP Retail
9 1 (0.041%) Staffware
9 1 (0.041%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 160 (6.51%) Office 365
2 125 (5.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 73 (2.97%) Amazon AWS
4 36 (1.47%) SaaS
5 29 (1.18%) IaaS
6 23 (0.94%) PaaS
7 22 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
8 17 (0.69%) Mimecast
9 10 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
9 10 (0.41%) Google Tag Manager
10 8 (0.33%) Adobe Analytics
10 8 (0.33%) Google Analytics
11 6 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 6 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (0.16%) Google Apps
12 4 (0.16%) OneDrive
12 4 (0.16%) Yammer
13 2 (0.081%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.081%) GitHub
14 1 (0.041%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 277 (11.27%) DNS
2 259 (10.54%) Firewall
3 224 (9.12%) SAN
4 202 (8.22%) TCP/IP
5 191 (7.77%) WAN
6 188 (7.65%) LAN
7 187 (7.61%) DHCP
8 149 (6.06%) VPN
9 114 (4.64%) Internet
10 71 (2.89%) HTTP
11 68 (2.77%) Wireless
12 63 (2.56%) IPsec
13 55 (2.24%) Network Security
14 49 (1.99%) Intranet
15 48 (1.95%) FTP
16 46 (1.87%) NAS
17 45 (1.83%) SSL
18 44 (1.79%) VoIP
19 42 (1.71%) Fibre Channel
19 42 (1.71%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 368 (14.98%) SQL Server
2 89 (3.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 70 (2.85%) Relational Database
4 65 (2.65%) Oracle Database
5 62 (2.52%) DB2
6 41 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
7 39 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
7 39 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 33 (1.34%) Big Data
9 31 (1.26%) MySQL
10 29 (1.18%) Hadoop
10 29 (1.18%) NoSQL
11 28 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 26 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
12 26 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 23 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
14 20 (0.81%) RDBMS
15 17 (0.69%) MongoDB
16 16 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
16 16 (0.65%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 66 (2.69%) Git (software)
2 61 (2.48%) Subversion
3 59 (2.40%) Team Foundation Server
4 57 (2.32%) Visual Studio
5 45 (1.83%) Jenkins
6 24 (0.98%) JIRA
6 24 (0.98%) TortoiseSVN
7 22 (0.90%) MSI
8 19 (0.77%) Selenium
9 18 (0.73%) Maven
10 15 (0.61%) NUnit
11 14 (0.57%) Gradle
11 14 (0.57%) Vagrant
12 12 (0.49%) Eclipse
13 11 (0.45%) StarTeam
14 10 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 8 (0.33%) Ant
15 8 (0.33%) Cucumber
16 7 (0.28%) JUnit
16 7 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 256 (10.42%) Finance
2 73 (2.97%) Telecoms
3 50 (2.04%) Marketing
4 48 (1.95%) Banking
5 46 (1.87%) Retail
6 42 (1.71%) Back Office
7 27 (1.10%) German Language
8 24 (0.98%) Publishing
9 21 (0.85%) Military
10 19 (0.77%) Legal
10 19 (0.77%) Manufacturing
11 18 (0.73%) Electronics
12 16 (0.65%) French Language
13 14 (0.57%) Advertising
14 9 (0.37%) Spanish Language
15 8 (0.33%) Investment Banking
16 6 (0.24%) Italian Language
16 6 (0.24%) Law
16 6 (0.24%) Portuguese Language
17 5 (0.20%) Games
Job Titles
1 386 (15.71%) Analyst
2 360 (14.65%) Support Engineer
3 244 (9.93%) Developer
4 149 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 148 (6.02%) Support Analyst
6 132 (5.37%) Architect
7 128 (5.21%) Windows Engineer
8 125 (5.09%) 2nd Line Support
9 121 (4.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 119 (4.84%) Consultant
11 106 (4.31%) Service Analyst
12 104 (4.23%) 3rd Line Support
12 104 (4.23%) Desktop Support
13 99 (4.03%) Administrator
13 99 (4.03%) IT Support
13 99 (4.03%) Service Desk Analyst
14 90 (3.66%) .NET Developer
15 83 (3.38%) Server Engineer
16 79 (3.22%) Desktop Engineer
17 74 (3.01%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 233 (9.48%) .NET
2 111 (4.52%) CSS
3 104 (4.23%) HTML
4 99 (4.03%) Web Services
5 97 (3.95%) XML
6 74 (3.01%) ASP.NET
7 56 (2.28%) Middleware
8 48 (1.95%) .NET Framework
9 47 (1.91%) jQuery
10 44 (1.79%) HTML5
11 41 (1.67%) ASP.NET MVC
12 35 (1.42%) WPF
13 30 (1.22%) JSON
14 26 (1.06%) AngularJS
15 25 (1.02%) REST
16 23 (0.94%) Spring
17 22 (0.90%) Ajax
18 21 (0.85%) RESTful
19 20 (0.81%) WCF
20 19 (0.77%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 229 (9.32%) Data Centre
2 127 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
3 98 (3.99%) Clustering
4 90 (3.66%) Management Information System
5 63 (2.56%) Blackberry
6 60 (2.44%) PKI
7 59 (2.40%) Driving Licence
8 56 (2.28%) Computer Science
9 48 (1.95%) AS400
10 35 (1.42%) iSeries
11 32 (1.30%) Mathematics
12 30 (1.22%) Mainframe
12 30 (1.22%) Public Cloud
13 29 (1.18%) Statistics
14 27 (1.10%) Client/Server
15 26 (1.06%) User Experience
16 25 (1.02%) Fat Client
16 25 (1.02%) Thin Client
17 20 (0.81%) EMC VNX
18 19 (0.77%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 892 (36.30%) Windows Server
2 619 (25.19%) Linux
3 541 (22.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 466 (18.97%) Windows 7
5 459 (18.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 301 (12.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 266 (10.83%) Unix
8 170 (6.92%) Windows XP
9 133 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 119 (4.84%) Windows 10
11 107 (4.35%) Windows 8
12 86 (3.50%) AIX
13 52 (2.12%) Solaris
14 44 (1.79%) Apple iOS
15 38 (1.55%) Mac OS X
16 34 (1.38%) Windows Vista
17 31 (1.26%) Android
18 28 (1.14%) Ubuntu
19 25 (1.02%) CentOS
20 15 (0.61%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 424 (17.26%) ITIL
2 236 (9.61%) Migration
3 155 (6.31%) Change Management
4 154 (6.27%) Agile Software Development
5 114 (4.64%) Project Management
6 112 (4.56%) Disaster Recovery
7 109 (4.44%) Incident Management
7 109 (4.44%) Service Management
8 89 (3.62%) Configuration Management
9 82 (3.34%) Problem Management
10 81 (3.30%) Mentoring
11 79 (3.22%) Information Security
12 74 (3.01%) Software Engineering
13 72 (2.93%) MVC
14 70 (2.85%) Service Delivery
15 66 (2.69%) DevOps
16 63 (2.56%) CRM
17 60 (2.44%) High Availability
18 59 (2.40%) OO
19 55 (2.24%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 447 (18.19%) SQL
2 281 (11.44%) PowerShell
3 215 (8.75%) C#
4 171 (6.96%) Java
5 159 (6.47%) JavaScript
6 112 (4.56%) C++
7 93 (3.79%) VBScript
8 90 (3.66%) C
9 89 (3.62%) Python
10 88 (3.58%) Perl
11 77 (3.13%) VB
12 58 (2.36%) Ruby
13 43 (1.75%) Shell Script
14 41 (1.67%) Bash Shell
14 41 (1.67%) VB.NET
15 40 (1.63%) T-SQL
16 38 (1.55%) PHP
17 17 (0.69%) R
18 15 (0.61%) XAML
19 13 (0.53%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 460 (18.72%) Security Cleared
2 324 (13.19%) SC Cleared
3 228 (9.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 151 (6.15%) MCSE
5 137 (5.58%) Degree
6 96 (3.91%) DV Cleared
7 77 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
8 68 (2.77%) MCSA
9 61 (2.48%) CCNA
10 59 (2.40%) MCP
11 56 (2.28%) MCITP
12 49 (1.99%) CISSP
13 48 (1.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 43 (1.75%) ISTQB
15 35 (1.42%) MCTS
16 31 (1.26%) ISEB
17 28 (1.14%) MCDST
18 22 (0.90%) CCNP
19 20 (0.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
19 20 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (5.49%) SLA
2 35 (1.42%) PCI DSS
3 34 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (0.81%) QA
5 16 (0.65%) COBIT
6 11 (0.45%) RMADS
7 9 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
8 8 (0.33%) JSP 440
9 5 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.16%) COSO
10 4 (0.16%) Data Quality
10 4 (0.16%) HIPAA
10 4 (0.16%) ISO27002
10 4 (0.16%) PMBOK
10 4 (0.16%) SAS 70
11 2 (0.081%) GPG13
11 2 (0.081%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.081%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.041%) SDET
System Software
1 1014 (41.27%) Active Directory
2 378 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 210 (8.55%) Hyper-V
4 140 (5.70%) vSphere
5 120 (4.88%) XenApp
6 85 (3.46%) VMware ESXi
7 74 (3.01%) VMware ESX
8 58 (2.36%) XenDesktop
9 44 (1.79%) XenServer
10 34 (1.38%) ISA Server
11 33 (1.34%) Microsoft App-V
12 20 (0.81%) Terminal Services
12 20 (0.81%) vCloud
13 18 (0.73%) NFS
13 18 (0.73%) UAG
14 17 (0.69%) BitLocker
15 13 (0.53%) Terminal Server
16 12 (0.49%) Sendmail
17 10 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
18 8 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 244 (9.93%) SCCM
2 96 (3.91%) SCOM
3 85 (3.46%) WSUS
4 65 (2.65%) Puppet
5 60 (2.44%) NetBackup
6 56 (2.28%) Tivoli
7 55 (2.24%) Backup Exec
8 37 (1.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 33 (1.34%) SCVMM
10 30 (1.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 29 (1.18%) McAfee ePO
12 25 (1.02%) Norton AntiVirus
12 25 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
13 19 (0.77%) Netcool
14 17 (0.69%) Ansible
14 17 (0.69%) Nagios
15 16 (0.65%) QRadar
15 16 (0.65%) SCOrch
15 16 (0.65%) Simpana
15 16 (0.65%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 926 (37.69%) Microsoft
2 658 (26.78%) VMware
3 348 (14.16%) Citrix
4 298 (12.13%) Oracle
5 227 (9.24%) Cisco
6 216 (8.79%) HP
7 146 (5.94%) Red Hat
8 138 (5.62%) IBM
9 79 (3.22%) Intel Security
10 78 (3.17%) EMC
11 71 (2.89%) NetApp
12 59 (2.40%) Remedy
13 57 (2.32%) Symantec
14 47 (1.91%) Dell
15 41 (1.67%) SAP
16 40 (1.63%) F5
17 39 (1.59%) Veritas
18 38 (1.55%) Juniper
19 36 (1.47%) CommVault
20 33 (1.34%) CheckPoint
South East
Talent Spa
Rate: £175pd
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Austin Fraser
Rate: £110 - £130 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Rate: £100 - £125 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £24.00 - £24.12 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £competitive day rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £250 - £269 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
APM Resources
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day £ 500 per day 6 months+
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £160 - £215 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £49.46 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £346.50 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Sentinel IT LLP
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire, United Kingdom
XIST4 Recruitment
Rate: £18-25/hour
Posted: 9 days ago
Crawley
Cathcart Associates
Posted: 11 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £150 - £195 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 3 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Sentinel IT LLP
Posted: Yesterday
South East
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Jobsite Resourcing Team
Rate: Competitive Salary plus Generous Benefits (pro-rata)
Posted: 3 days ago
Andover
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 17 days ago