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 28 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 1435 1522 1534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 14.99% 16.57% 18.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.99% 68.50% 73.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 762 742 745
Average daily rate
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£350 £321 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.94% -4.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 206 195 222
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.95 £26.98 £35.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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
2315 2222 2087
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.18% 24.19% 24.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1243 1079 1048
Average daily rate £363 £325 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £165 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 246 209 265
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 28 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 28 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 28 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 0 389 £363 +11.53% 84
Berkshire -1 316 £350 - 101
Surrey 0 217 £350 +16.66% 93
Buckinghamshire -1 168 £350 +16.56% 44
Oxfordshire -4 113 £394 +67.55% 50
West Sussex -5 91 £300 +36.36% 32
East Sussex -3 61 £325 +53.84% 14
Kent -4 44 £338 -3.57% 23
Middlesex +7 20 £340 -1.44% 1
Home Counties +9 6 £350 -
Isle of Wight - 2 £104 -
Sussex +2 1 - - 1
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 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 1158 (37.93%) Active Directory
2 1124 (36.82%) Microsoft
3 857 (28.07%) Windows 7
4 839 (27.48%) VMware
5 813 (26.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 680 (22.27%) Security Cleared
7 531 (17.39%) Linux
8 511 (16.74%) ITIL
9 508 (16.64%) Windows Server 2012
10 497 (16.28%) SQL
11 485 (15.89%) Windows Server 2003
12 463 (15.17%) VMware Infrastructure
13 434 (14.22%) SC Cleared
14 433 (14.18%) MS Excel
15 420 (13.76%) MS Exchange
15 420 (13.76%) MS Office
16 397 (13.00%) SQL Server
17 390 (12.77%) SCCM
18 350 (11.46%) Citrix
19 347 (11.37%) Migration
20 306 (10.02%) Finance
21 305 (9.99%) PowerShell
22 301 (9.86%) HP
23 300 (9.83%) DNS
24 297 (9.73%) UNIX
25 287 (9.40%) SAN
26 281 (9.20%) Windows XP
27 273 (8.94%) Firewall
28 270 (8.84%) Oracle
29 265 (8.68%) Cisco

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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
1 420 (13.76%) MS Exchange
2 235 (7.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 198 (6.49%) IIS
4 170 (5.57%) SharePoint
5 131 (4.29%) Lync
6 118 (3.87%) Exchange Server 2007
7 81 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2013
8 67 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2003
9 50 (1.64%) WebLogic
10 42 (1.38%) Apache
10 42 (1.38%) WebSphere
11 33 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
12 29 (0.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 29 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
13 24 (0.79%) IBM Notes
14 23 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
15 22 (0.72%) CMS
16 21 (0.69%) Tomcat
17 16 (0.52%) JBoss
18 15 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 433 (14.18%) MS Excel
2 420 (13.76%) MS Office
3 79 (2.59%) MS Visio
4 60 (1.97%) MS Project
5 21 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
6 16 (0.52%) PaintShop Pro
7 10 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.13%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.066%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.066%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.066%) Siemens NX
10 1 (0.033%) InDesign
10 1 (0.033%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.033%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.033%) SPSS
10 1 (0.033%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 26 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.49%) Oracle BPM
3 11 (0.36%) Maximo
4 8 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
5 6 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.13%) Primavera
8 3 (0.098%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.098%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.066%) SAP CCM
9 2 (0.066%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.066%) CODA-Financials
9 2 (0.066%) Teamcenter
9 2 (0.066%) assyst
10 1 (0.033%) Oracle Receivables
10 1 (0.033%) Oracle Cash Management
10 1 (0.033%) Oracle Assets
10 1 (0.033%) Oracle iRecruitment
Cloud Services
1 135 (4.42%) Office 365
2 124 (4.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 73 (2.39%) Amazon AWS
4 28 (0.92%) SaaS
5 25 (0.82%) PaaS
6 24 (0.79%) IaaS
7 10 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
8 9 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (0.29%) Heroku
9 8 (0.26%) Yammer
10 6 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (0.13%) OneDrive
12 3 (0.098%) Azure Active Directory
12 3 (0.098%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.066%) Google Apps
14 1 (0.033%) Google Analytics
14 1 (0.033%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 300 (9.83%) DNS
2 287 (9.40%) SAN
3 273 (8.94%) Firewall
4 216 (7.08%) LAN
5 208 (6.81%) WAN
6 201 (6.58%) TCP/IP
7 178 (5.83%) DHCP
8 136 (4.45%) VPN
9 89 (2.92%) Internet
10 78 (2.55%) NAS
11 59 (1.93%) Network Security
12 58 (1.90%) Fibre Channel
13 57 (1.87%) Wireless
14 56 (1.83%) SSL
14 56 (1.83%) HTTP
15 53 (1.74%) MPLS
16 47 (1.54%) SMTP
17 46 (1.51%) VLAN
18 43 (1.41%) VoIP
19 42 (1.38%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 397 (13.00%) SQL Server
2 102 (3.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 97 (3.18%) Oracle Database
4 85 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
5 60 (1.97%) SQL Server 2005
6 55 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 50 (1.64%) MySQL
8 48 (1.57%) Oracle Database 11g
9 47 (1.54%) Relational Database
10 45 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 39 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 38 (1.24%) DB2
13 30 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
14 27 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
15 26 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
16 25 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
17 18 (0.59%) MongoDB
18 17 (0.56%) SQL Server 2000
19 14 (0.46%) Oracle Database 12c
20 13 (0.43%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 96 (3.14%) Visual Studio
2 76 (2.49%) Git (software)
3 70 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 59 (1.93%) MSI
5 55 (1.80%) Jenkins
6 40 (1.31%) Subversion
7 36 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 26 (0.85%) MSBuild
9 24 (0.79%) Cucumber
10 21 (0.69%) Selenium
11 20 (0.66%) JIRA
12 19 (0.62%) Maven
13 18 (0.59%) Ant
13 18 (0.59%) Eclipse
14 16 (0.52%) StarTeam
15 14 (0.46%) TeamCity
16 9 (0.29%) MSTest
16 9 (0.29%) Wise Package Studio
16 9 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 9 (0.29%) NUnit
General
1 306 (10.02%) Finance
2 80 (2.62%) Telecoms
3 47 (1.54%) Banking
4 44 (1.44%) Retail
5 40 (1.31%) Back Office
6 30 (0.98%) Military
7 25 (0.82%) Financial Institution
8 22 (0.72%) Manufacturing
9 21 (0.69%) Marketing
10 16 (0.52%) Legal
11 13 (0.43%) Electronics
12 12 (0.39%) Publishing
13 10 (0.33%) Automotive
14 9 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
15 8 (0.26%) Law
16 7 (0.23%) French Language
16 7 (0.23%) Online Betting
17 6 (0.20%) Japanese Language
17 6 (0.20%) Local Government
18 4 (0.13%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 462 (15.13%) Analyst
2 291 (9.53%) Support Engineer
3 245 (8.02%) Developer
4 177 (5.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 173 (5.67%) Architect
6 165 (5.40%) Support Analyst
7 162 (5.31%) Administrator
8 160 (5.24%) 2nd Line Support
9 156 (5.11%) Consultant
10 126 (4.13%) Project Manager
10 126 (4.13%) Desktop Support
11 116 (3.80%) 3rd Line Support
12 115 (3.77%) Service Analyst
13 111 (3.64%) Service Desk Analyst
14 108 (3.54%) Desktop Engineer
15 98 (3.21%) Server Engineer
16 85 (2.78%) Infrastructure Architect
16 85 (2.78%) Applications Packager
17 80 (2.62%) 1st Line Support
17 80 (2.62%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 256 (8.39%) .NET
2 122 (4.00%) HTML
3 111 (3.64%) ASP.NET
4 91 (2.98%) XML
5 78 (2.55%) Application Packaging
6 69 (2.26%) Web Services
7 62 (2.03%) CSS
8 60 (1.97%) .NET Framework
9 48 (1.57%) jQuery
10 43 (1.41%) ASP.NET MVC
11 38 (1.24%) Middleware
12 33 (1.08%) AngularJS
13 32 (1.05%) WCF
13 32 (1.05%) J2EE
14 29 (0.95%) SOAP
15 27 (0.88%) WPF
15 27 (0.88%) Ajax
16 23 (0.75%) JMS
17 20 (0.66%) HTML5
18 17 (0.56%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 232 (7.60%) Data Centre
2 168 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
3 152 (4.98%) Clustering
4 81 (2.65%) Blackberry
5 75 (2.46%) Management Information System
6 59 (1.93%) Client/Server
7 48 (1.57%) Replication
8 41 (1.34%) NHS
9 37 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
10 34 (1.11%) Computer Science
11 32 (1.05%) PKI
12 27 (0.88%) Mainframe
13 22 (0.72%) AS400
14 21 (0.69%) EqualLogic
15 20 (0.66%) User Experience
16 19 (0.62%) iSeries
17 18 (0.59%) Fat Client
17 18 (0.59%) Thin Client
17 18 (0.59%) EPoS
17 18 (0.59%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 857 (28.07%) Windows 7
2 813 (26.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 531 (17.39%) Linux
4 508 (16.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 485 (15.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 297 (9.73%) UNIX
7 281 (9.20%) Windows XP
8 142 (4.65%) Windows 8
9 111 (3.64%) Solaris
10 90 (2.95%) AIX
11 54 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 37 (1.21%) Windows 2000
13 36 (1.18%) Windows 2000 Server
13 36 (1.18%) Android
14 33 (1.08%) Windows Vista
15 32 (1.05%) Mac OS X
16 29 (0.95%) HPUX
17 26 (0.85%) CentOS
18 24 (0.79%) Apple iOS
19 18 (0.59%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 511 (16.74%) ITIL
2 347 (11.37%) Migration
3 204 (6.68%) Agile Software Development
4 158 (5.18%) Configuration Management
5 146 (4.78%) Project Management
6 110 (3.60%) Change Management
7 107 (3.50%) Scrum
8 102 (3.34%) Incident Management
9 87 (2.85%) Software Engineering
10 85 (2.78%) PRINCE2
11 83 (2.72%) Service Management
12 81 (2.65%) Continuous Integration
13 75 (2.46%) Disaster Recovery
14 74 (2.42%) OO
15 72 (2.36%) Service Delivery
16 70 (2.29%) CRM
17 68 (2.23%) Problem Management
18 61 (2.00%) MVC
19 58 (1.90%) Business Intelligence
20 57 (1.87%) UML
Programming Languages
1 497 (16.28%) SQL
2 305 (9.99%) PowerShell
3 232 (7.60%) C#
4 135 (4.42%) Java
5 123 (4.03%) C++
6 122 (4.00%) JavaScript
7 109 (3.57%) VBScript
8 91 (2.98%) Perl
9 83 (2.72%) VB
9 83 (2.72%) Python
10 69 (2.26%) Shell Script
11 48 (1.57%) T-SQL
12 46 (1.51%) C
13 40 (1.31%) Bash Shell
14 36 (1.18%) Ruby
15 26 (0.85%) Korn
16 25 (0.82%) PHP
17 22 (0.72%) VB.NET
18 20 (0.66%) PL/SQL
19 15 (0.49%) C++/CLI
Qualifications
1 680 (22.27%) Security Cleared
2 434 (14.22%) SC Cleared
3 259 (8.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 212 (6.94%) DV Cleared
5 165 (5.40%) MCSE
6 109 (3.57%) Degree
7 88 (2.88%) Cisco Certification
8 77 (2.52%) MCP
9 73 (2.39%) MCITP
10 68 (2.23%) MCSA
10 68 (2.23%) CCNA
11 46 (1.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 32 (1.05%) MCTS
13 30 (0.98%) ISEB
14 27 (0.88%) CCNP
15 25 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
16 20 (0.66%) ISTQB
17 18 (0.59%) CISSP
18 16 (0.52%) PMI Certification
19 15 (0.49%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (3.60%) SLA
2 42 (1.38%) QA
3 22 (0.72%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.16%) COBIT
7 3 (0.098%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 3 (0.098%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.098%) COSO
7 3 (0.098%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.066%) ISO/IEC 14443
8 2 (0.066%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.066%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.033%) GxP
9 1 (0.033%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.033%) WCAG
9 1 (0.033%) WAI
9 1 (0.033%) BS15000
9 1 (0.033%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.033%) P3O
System Software
1 1158 (37.93%) Active Directory
2 463 (15.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 204 (6.68%) Hyper-V
4 197 (6.45%) vSphere
5 140 (4.59%) XenApp
6 118 (3.87%) Microsoft App-V
7 89 (2.92%) VMware ESX
8 79 (2.59%) XenDesktop
9 58 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
10 24 (0.79%) Forefront TMG
11 23 (0.75%) Terminal Services
12 20 (0.66%) XenServer
13 19 (0.62%) vCloud
14 16 (0.52%) DFS Replication
15 15 (0.49%) NFS
16 14 (0.46%) ISA Server
17 13 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 13 (0.43%) UAG
18 11 (0.36%) Samba
19 9 (0.29%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 390 (12.77%) SCCM
2 112 (3.67%) SCOM
3 69 (2.26%) Puppet
4 62 (2.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 53 (1.74%) WSUS
6 39 (1.28%) Tivoli
7 33 (1.08%) Nagios
8 29 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
9 27 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
10 26 (0.85%) SCSM
10 26 (0.85%) NetBackup
11 25 (0.82%) vMotion
12 24 (0.79%) AirWatch
13 22 (0.72%) Vagrant
14 20 (0.66%) Backup Exec
15 18 (0.59%) HP Data Protector
15 18 (0.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 18 (0.59%) SCOrch
16 17 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
17 15 (0.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 1124 (36.82%) Microsoft
2 839 (27.48%) VMware
3 350 (11.46%) Citrix
4 301 (9.86%) HP
5 270 (8.84%) Oracle
6 265 (8.68%) Cisco
7 98 (3.21%) IBM
8 82 (2.69%) Symantec
9 81 (2.65%) McAfee
10 78 (2.55%) Dell
10 78 (2.55%) NetApp
11 77 (2.52%) EMC
12 76 (2.49%) Red Hat
13 68 (2.23%) CheckPoint
14 58 (1.90%) Remedy
15 47 (1.54%) SAP
16 38 (1.24%) Juniper
16 38 (1.24%) 3PAR
17 35 (1.15%) Intel
18 34 (1.11%) Veritas
Hampshire
Venn Group
Rate: £8 - £10 Per Hour
Posted: 7 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Latcom Ltd
Rate: From £325 to £350 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £45 - £60 per hour
Posted: 12 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £15 - £20 per hour + Uplift
Posted: 12 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £20 - £35 per hour
Posted: 12 hours ago
Havant, Hampshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £225.00 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Epsom, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Rate: £150 - £170 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market rates
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Unspecified MARKET RATE
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
Salt
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Excellent Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Excellent Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £20 - £30 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Hove, East Sussex
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £90.00 - £110.00 per day + n/a
Posted: 4 days ago
Tadworth, Surrey
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £90.00 - £110.00 per day + n/a
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £300 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £60 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
The SmartList
Posted: 5 days ago