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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 2 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 1519 1478 1443
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 16.61% 16.71% 14.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.12% 69.29% 70.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 771 713 602
Average daily rate
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£325 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £304 £315 £313
% change year-on-year
-3.49% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 201 237
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% -1.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.88 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.23 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -4.81%
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
2230 2133 2038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.38% 24.11% 20.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1118 1070 912
Average daily rate £325 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 243 271
Average hourly rate £16.14 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.77% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +1 433 £325 - 102
Berkshire 0 336 £325 -10.95% 96
Surrey -3 215 £308 -5.38% 84
Buckinghamshire +2 194 £300 +4.34% 47
Oxfordshire +1 104 £270 -26.53% 46
West Sussex +1 95 £223 -34.07% 25
East Sussex +10 70 £240 -26.15% 15
Kent -1 58 £350 +7.69% 25
Middlesex -13 10 £500 +33.33% 4
Thames Valley -1 2 £450 -
Sussex -3 2 - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 1142 (36.51%) Microsoft
2 1109 (35.45%) Active Directory
3 954 (30.50%) Windows 7
4 764 (24.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 660 (21.10%) VMware
6 622 (19.88%) Security Cleared
7 621 (19.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 526 (16.82%) MS Office
9 524 (16.75%) Windows XP
10 496 (15.86%) MS Excel
11 494 (15.79%) ITIL
12 488 (15.60%) MS Exchange
13 484 (15.47%) SQL
14 436 (13.94%) SQL Server
15 428 (13.68%) Citrix
16 423 (13.52%) Linux
17 410 (13.11%) SC Cleared
18 354 (11.32%) UNIX
19 350 (11.19%) .NET
20 317 (10.13%) VMware Infrastructure
21 298 (9.53%) SCCM
22 296 (9.46%) Migration
23 295 (9.43%) Microsoft Certification
24 293 (9.37%) Finance
25 280 (8.95%) Oracle
26 278 (8.89%) Windows Server 2012
27 277 (8.86%) C#
28 275 (8.79%) HP
29 273 (8.73%) Cisco
30 257 (8.22%) TCP/IP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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
1 488 (15.60%) MS Exchange
2 208 (6.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 207 (6.62%) IIS
4 201 (6.43%) SharePoint
5 114 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2003
6 102 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2007
7 91 (2.91%) Lync
8 64 (2.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 61 (1.95%) BizTalk Server
10 58 (1.85%) Apache
11 53 (1.69%) IBM Notes
12 51 (1.63%) SharePoint Server
13 50 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2013
14 39 (1.25%) WebSphere
15 37 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
16 32 (1.02%) WebLogic
17 30 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
18 20 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
18 20 (0.64%) Documentum
19 19 (0.61%) Tomcat
Applications
1 526 (16.82%) MS Office
2 496 (15.86%) MS Excel
3 24 (0.77%) MS Project
4 23 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
5 21 (0.67%) MS Visio
6 16 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.19%) PaintShop Pro
8 5 (0.16%) Adobe Captivate
8 5 (0.16%) Fireworks
9 4 (0.13%) Acrobat
9 4 (0.13%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.064%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.032%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.032%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 34 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
2 26 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 9 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
5 8 (0.26%) TIBCO iProcess
6 6 (0.19%) Staffware
7 4 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.096%) WebTrends
8 3 (0.096%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.096%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.096%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.064%) SAP IS-U
9 2 (0.064%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.064%) SAP CO
9 2 (0.064%) Oracle 11i
9 2 (0.064%) SAP FI
9 2 (0.064%) SAP FI/CO
10 1 (0.032%) Maximo
10 1 (0.032%) SAP Business One
10 1 (0.032%) Academy Housing
Cloud Services
1 77 (2.46%) Office 365
2 75 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (0.61%) SaaS
5 17 (0.54%) IaaS
6 9 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.13%) PaaS
8 3 (0.096%) Google Apps
8 3 (0.096%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.032%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 257 (8.22%) TCP/IP
1 257 (8.22%) DNS
2 251 (8.02%) SAN
3 237 (7.58%) Firewall
4 190 (6.07%) LAN
5 176 (5.63%) WAN
6 146 (4.67%) DHCP
7 126 (4.03%) Internet
8 109 (3.48%) VPN
9 72 (2.30%) LDAP
10 54 (1.73%) SSL
11 53 (1.69%) HTTPS
12 49 (1.57%) HTTP
13 45 (1.44%) Network Security
14 43 (1.37%) VoIP
15 42 (1.34%) NAS
16 37 (1.18%) SMTP
16 37 (1.18%) Wireless
17 31 (0.99%) Cisco ASA
18 30 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 436 (13.94%) SQL Server
2 130 (4.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 115 (3.68%) SQL Server 2005
4 87 (2.78%) Oracle Database
5 46 (1.47%) MySQL
6 43 (1.37%) DTS
7 38 (1.21%) Oracle Database 11g
8 35 (1.12%) SQL Server 2000
9 31 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 28 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
11 25 (0.80%) Oracle Database 10g
12 23 (0.74%) Relational Database
13 22 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
13 22 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
14 19 (0.61%) OLAP
15 17 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 16 (0.51%) MS Access
16 16 (0.51%) IDOL
17 13 (0.42%) EDRMS
18 12 (0.38%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 150 (4.80%) Visual Studio
2 85 (2.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 52 (1.66%) MSI
4 42 (1.34%) QuickTest Pro
5 26 (0.83%) Selenium
6 23 (0.74%) LoadRunner
7 22 (0.70%) Subversion
8 18 (0.58%) TestDirector
9 17 (0.54%) StarTeam
10 16 (0.51%) Eclipse
11 15 (0.48%) InstallShield
12 13 (0.42%) Toad
13 12 (0.38%) WebDriver
14 11 (0.35%) Wise Package Studio
14 11 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 10 (0.32%) Ant
15 10 (0.32%) WinRunner
16 9 (0.29%) Hudson
16 9 (0.29%) Jenkins
16 9 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 293 (9.37%) Finance
2 111 (3.55%) Telecoms
3 40 (1.28%) Banking
4 38 (1.21%) Retail
4 38 (1.21%) Marketing
5 30 (0.96%) Manufacturing
6 29 (0.93%) Military
7 23 (0.74%) Advertising
8 17 (0.54%) Electronics
9 16 (0.51%) Aerospace
10 15 (0.48%) Legal
11 13 (0.42%) Publishing
12 12 (0.38%) Games
12 12 (0.38%) Law
13 11 (0.35%) Financial Institution
13 11 (0.35%) Dutch Language
14 10 (0.32%) Automotive
15 9 (0.29%) Back Office
16 8 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
17 7 (0.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 524 (16.75%) Analyst
2 310 (9.91%) Support Engineer
3 308 (9.85%) Developer
4 203 (6.49%) Consultant
5 184 (5.88%) Support Analyst
6 163 (5.21%) 2nd Line Support
7 159 (5.08%) Desktop Support
8 141 (4.51%) Administrator
9 127 (4.06%) 1st Line Support
10 123 (3.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 120 (3.84%) Service Desk Analyst
11 120 (3.84%) Service Analyst
12 117 (3.74%) Desktop Engineer
13 112 (3.58%) Architect
13 112 (3.58%) Project Manager
14 85 (2.72%) .NET Developer
15 81 (2.59%) Help Desk Support
16 73 (2.33%) Test Analyst
16 73 (2.33%) Help Desk Analyst
17 70 (2.24%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 350 (11.19%) .NET
2 190 (6.07%) ASP.NET
3 163 (5.21%) XML
4 162 (5.18%) HTML
5 107 (3.42%) Web Services
6 100 (3.20%) WCF
7 98 (3.13%) CSS
8 75 (2.40%) .NET Framework
9 63 (2.01%) jQuery
10 56 (1.79%) Application Packaging
11 55 (1.76%) XSLT
12 49 (1.57%) JSP
13 40 (1.28%) Ajax
14 39 (1.25%) WPF
15 38 (1.21%) ASP.NET MVC
16 36 (1.15%) SOAP
17 30 (0.96%) WF
18 29 (0.93%) HTML5
19 28 (0.90%) LINQ
20 26 (0.83%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 203 (6.49%) Blackberry
2 126 (4.03%) Clustering
3 68 (2.17%) Management Information System
4 59 (1.89%) PKI
5 36 (1.15%) Computer Science
6 35 (1.12%) iPhone
7 34 (1.09%) Fat Client
7 34 (1.09%) Thin Client
8 30 (0.96%) Client/Server
9 28 (0.90%) Replication
9 28 (0.90%) iPad
10 21 (0.67%) Open Source
10 21 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
10 21 (0.67%) Mobile App
11 20 (0.64%) Mainframe
12 17 (0.54%) NHS
13 14 (0.45%) EPoS
14 13 (0.42%) DTV
15 12 (0.38%) HACMP
15 12 (0.38%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 954 (30.50%) Windows 7
2 764 (24.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 621 (19.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 524 (16.75%) Windows XP
5 423 (13.52%) Linux
6 354 (11.32%) UNIX
7 278 (8.89%) Windows Server 2012
8 178 (5.69%) Windows 8
9 98 (3.13%) Windows 2000
10 97 (3.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 87 (2.78%) Solaris
12 69 (2.21%) Windows Vista
13 68 (2.17%) AIX
14 51 (1.63%) Apple iOS
15 50 (1.60%) Android
16 45 (1.44%) Windows 2000 Server
17 31 (0.99%) Windows NT
18 26 (0.83%) Windows Phone
19 19 (0.61%) Mac OS X
20 16 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 494 (15.79%) ITIL
2 296 (9.46%) Migration
3 113 (3.61%) Project Management
4 107 (3.42%) Service Management
5 96 (3.07%) MVC
6 92 (2.94%) Workflow
7 86 (2.75%) Incident Management
8 83 (2.65%) Software Engineering
9 82 (2.62%) Configuration Management
10 81 (2.59%) Agile Software Development
11 79 (2.53%) Service Delivery
11 79 (2.53%) Change Management
12 76 (2.43%) Test Scripting
13 71 (2.27%) PRINCE2
14 65 (2.08%) Scrum
15 64 (2.05%) Disaster Recovery
16 54 (1.73%) CRM
16 54 (1.73%) Performance Tuning
17 52 (1.66%) Software Testing
18 51 (1.63%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 484 (15.47%) SQL
2 277 (8.86%) C#
3 181 (5.79%) JavaScript
4 159 (5.08%) Java
4 159 (5.08%) PowerShell
5 126 (4.03%) VBScript
6 99 (3.16%) VB
6 99 (3.16%) C
7 86 (2.75%) C++
8 80 (2.56%) T-SQL
9 67 (2.14%) VB.NET
10 65 (2.08%) Python
11 51 (1.63%) Shell Script
12 50 (1.60%) Perl
13 45 (1.44%) Bash Shell
14 35 (1.12%) PL/SQL
15 34 (1.09%) PHP
16 30 (0.96%) Korn
17 28 (0.90%) Ruby
18 24 (0.77%) VB6
Qualifications
1 622 (19.88%) Security Cleared
2 410 (13.11%) SC Cleared
3 295 (9.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 209 (6.68%) DV Cleared
5 193 (6.17%) MCSE
6 119 (3.80%) Degree
7 103 (3.29%) MCP
8 102 (3.26%) Cisco Certification
9 84 (2.69%) CCNA
10 52 (1.66%) MCITP
10 52 (1.66%) ISTQB
11 50 (1.60%) CCNP
12 49 (1.57%) MCSA
13 45 (1.44%) ISEB
14 42 (1.34%) CISSP
14 42 (1.34%) MCTS
14 42 (1.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 41 (1.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 28 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
17 21 (0.67%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 151 (4.83%) SLA
2 45 (1.44%) QA
3 28 (0.90%) PCI DSS
4 25 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (0.32%) BS15000
7 8 (0.26%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.16%) COBIT
9 3 (0.096%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.096%) BS7799
10 2 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1109 (35.45%) Active Directory
2 317 (10.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 161 (5.15%) Hyper-V
4 134 (4.28%) vSphere
5 127 (4.06%) XenApp
6 77 (2.46%) VMware ESX
7 68 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
8 64 (2.05%) XenDesktop
9 60 (1.92%) Terminal Services
9 60 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
10 26 (0.83%) ISA Server
11 25 (0.80%) UAG
12 23 (0.74%) XenServer
13 22 (0.70%) NFS
14 17 (0.54%) Xen
14 17 (0.54%) Snort
15 15 (0.48%) Nmap
16 14 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 13 (0.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 13 (0.42%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 298 (9.53%) SCCM
2 90 (2.88%) SCOM
3 75 (2.40%) HP Quality Center
4 67 (2.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 53 (1.69%) NetBackup
5 53 (1.69%) Backup Exec
5 53 (1.69%) WSUS
6 46 (1.47%) Tivoli
7 39 (1.25%) McAfee ePO
8 31 (0.99%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 28 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
9 28 (0.90%) Nessus
10 25 (0.80%) WMI
11 20 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 17 (0.54%) HP SIM
13 15 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
13 15 (0.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 15 (0.48%) ARCserve
14 14 (0.45%) MOM
14 14 (0.45%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 1142 (36.51%) Microsoft
2 660 (21.10%) VMware
3 428 (13.68%) Citrix
4 280 (8.95%) Oracle
5 275 (8.79%) HP
6 273 (8.73%) Cisco
7 116 (3.71%) IBM
8 102 (3.26%) Red Hat
9 100 (3.20%) Symantec
10 79 (2.53%) EMC
11 78 (2.49%) NetApp
12 77 (2.46%) McAfee
13 64 (2.05%) Lotus
14 47 (1.50%) Apple
15 46 (1.47%) Dell
15 46 (1.47%) SAP
16 45 (1.44%) CheckPoint
17 42 (1.34%) Intel
17 42 (1.34%) Juniper
18 41 (1.31%) Remedy
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Rate: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
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Posted: 2 hours ago
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Oxfordshire
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Posted: 19 hours ago
Tadley, Hampshire
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Rate: £1 - £18.00 per hour
Posted: 19 hours ago
Maidstone, Kent
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
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Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
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Rate: £14 per hour
Posted: 22 hours ago
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Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: From £0 to £0 per day £competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
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Rate: From £300 to £375 per day
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Gosport, Hampshire
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Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
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