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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 1137 1438 1522
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.92% 14.70% 16.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.17% 61.22% 68.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 712 779 783
Median daily rate £360 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £170 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £301
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 191 193
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.07 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £30.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
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
2099 2349 2237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 23.84% 24.02% 24.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1293 1278 1135
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 234 214
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.36 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.13% +14.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 24 August 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 0 327 £375 +3.44% 81
Berkshire -2 234 £363 +3.57% 84
Surrey +2 220 £375 +10.29% 66
Buckinghamshire +1 137 £390 +4.00% 25
Oxfordshire -11 77 £325 +18.18% 38
West Sussex -6 71 £335 +9.83% 29
Kent +3 37 £275 -21.42% 20
East Sussex -19 15 £275 -15.38% 19
Middlesex -13 7 £430 +18.62% 2
Sussex 0 4 £178 -45.18% 1
Home Counties +2 2 £278 -20.71%
Isle of Wight +2 1 £135 +30.12% 2
M4 Corridor - 1 £450 -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 920 (39.48%) Active Directory
2 892 (38.28%) Microsoft
3 780 (33.48%) Windows Server
4 596 (25.58%) VMware
5 544 (23.35%) Linux
6 491 (21.07%) Security Cleared
7 437 (18.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 416 (17.85%) ITIL
9 403 (17.30%) Windows Server 2012
10 402 (17.25%) Windows 7
11 396 (17.00%) SQL
12 363 (15.58%) MS Excel
13 357 (15.32%) MS Office
14 348 (14.94%) SQL Server
14 348 (14.94%) VMware Infrastructure
15 332 (14.25%) SC Cleared
16 304 (13.05%) PowerShell
17 300 (12.88%) Citrix
18 291 (12.49%) Oracle
19 276 (11.85%) DNS
20 271 (11.63%) MS Exchange
20 271 (11.63%) Unix
21 253 (10.86%) Finance
22 245 (10.52%) Migration
23 239 (10.26%) .NET
23 239 (10.26%) SCCM
24 231 (9.91%) Windows Server 2003
25 225 (9.66%) Cisco
26 222 (9.53%) Data Centre
27 219 (9.40%) C#

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
1 271 (11.63%) MS Exchange
2 179 (7.68%) SharePoint
3 109 (4.68%) IIS
4 103 (4.42%) Exchange Server 2010
5 84 (3.61%) Skype for Business
6 58 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2013
7 38 (1.63%) WebLogic
8 36 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2003
9 33 (1.42%) Apache
10 32 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2007
11 31 (1.33%) WebSphere
12 29 (1.24%) SharePoint 2013
13 26 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
13 26 (1.12%) Tomcat
14 24 (1.03%) JBoss
15 22 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 22 (0.94%) IBM Notes
16 15 (0.64%) CMS
16 15 (0.64%) Live Communications Server
17 13 (0.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 363 (15.58%) MS Excel
2 357 (15.32%) MS Office
3 36 (1.55%) MS Visio
4 17 (0.73%) MS Project
5 16 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.26%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.21%) Acrobat
8 4 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.13%) PaintShop Pro
10 2 (0.086%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.086%) InDesign
10 2 (0.086%) QuarkXPress
11 1 (0.043%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.043%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.043%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.043%) Weka
Business Applications
1 20 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
2 13 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
4 6 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.17%) Remedy AR System
6 3 (0.13%) assyst
6 3 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.086%) Sage X3
7 2 (0.086%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.043%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
8 1 (0.043%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.043%) OpenText Process Suite
8 1 (0.043%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.043%) Primavera
8 1 (0.043%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 167 (7.17%) Office 365
2 139 (5.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 64 (2.75%) Amazon AWS
4 57 (2.45%) IaaS
5 50 (2.15%) PaaS
6 39 (1.67%) SaaS
7 13 (0.56%) Mimecast
8 11 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
9 10 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (0.30%) OneDrive
11 6 (0.26%) Amazon S3
11 6 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
12 5 (0.21%) Yammer
13 4 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 4 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.17%) CloudFront
14 3 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 3 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
15 2 (0.086%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 276 (11.85%) DNS
2 210 (9.01%) Firewall
3 189 (8.11%) SAN
4 187 (8.03%) DHCP
5 174 (7.47%) TCP/IP
6 166 (7.12%) LAN
7 164 (7.04%) WAN
8 141 (6.05%) VPN
9 124 (5.32%) Internet
10 79 (3.39%) IPsec
11 64 (2.75%) HTTP
12 63 (2.70%) SSL
13 59 (2.53%) Network Security
14 58 (2.49%) Wireless
15 52 (2.23%) Skype
16 50 (2.15%) LDAP
17 43 (1.85%) MPLS
18 42 (1.80%) FTP
19 40 (1.72%) SMTP
20 38 (1.63%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 348 (14.94%) SQL Server
2 78 (3.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 76 (3.26%) Oracle Database
4 42 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
5 41 (1.76%) Relational Database
6 40 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 39 (1.67%) DB2
8 37 (1.59%) MySQL
9 28 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
9 28 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
10 27 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
11 24 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 19 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 18 (0.77%) SQL Server 2014
14 15 (0.64%) MS Access
14 15 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
15 13 (0.56%) Oracle Database 12c
15 13 (0.56%) RDBMS
16 12 (0.52%) MongoDB
17 11 (0.47%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 90 (3.86%) Visual Studio
2 67 (2.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 55 (2.36%) Git (software)
4 40 (1.72%) Jenkins
4 40 (1.72%) Subversion
5 35 (1.50%) MSI
6 30 (1.29%) Selenium
7 29 (1.24%) NUnit
8 25 (1.07%) JIRA
9 22 (0.94%) Maven
10 20 (0.86%) Eclipse
10 20 (0.86%) SpecFlow
10 20 (0.86%) TortoiseSVN
11 14 (0.60%) Gradle
12 12 (0.52%) WiX
13 11 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 10 (0.43%) Ant
14 10 (0.43%) JUnit
14 10 (0.43%) TeamCity
14 10 (0.43%) Vagrant
General
1 253 (10.86%) Finance
2 71 (3.05%) Telecoms
3 43 (1.85%) Marketing
4 42 (1.80%) Retail
5 38 (1.63%) Banking
6 28 (1.20%) Electronics
7 24 (1.03%) German Language
7 24 (1.03%) Military
8 23 (0.99%) Back Office
9 21 (0.90%) Manufacturing
10 19 (0.82%) Legal
11 16 (0.69%) Advertising
12 15 (0.64%) Publishing
13 12 (0.52%) French Language
14 10 (0.43%) Spanish Language
15 6 (0.26%) Italian Language
15 6 (0.26%) Law
15 6 (0.26%) Portuguese Language
16 5 (0.21%) Multimedia
17 4 (0.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 333 (14.29%) Analyst
2 297 (12.75%) Support Engineer
3 223 (9.57%) Developer
4 169 (7.25%) Architect
5 154 (6.61%) Consultant
6 124 (5.32%) Support Analyst
7 123 (5.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 123 (5.28%) Windows Engineer
8 108 (4.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 107 (4.59%) Desktop Support
10 105 (4.51%) 2nd Line Support
11 98 (4.21%) Service Analyst
12 95 (4.08%) Service Desk Analyst
13 90 (3.86%) Administrator
14 89 (3.82%) .NET Developer
14 89 (3.82%) 3rd Line Support
15 86 (3.69%) Desktop Engineer
16 70 (3.00%) IT Support
17 68 (2.92%) Server Engineer
18 65 (2.79%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 239 (10.26%) .NET
2 126 (5.41%) XML
3 107 (4.59%) CSS
3 107 (4.59%) Web Services
4 94 (4.03%) ASP.NET
5 92 (3.95%) HTML
6 64 (2.75%) jQuery
7 62 (2.66%) .NET Framework
8 56 (2.40%) ASP.NET MVC
9 41 (1.76%) Middleware
10 38 (1.63%) WCF
11 34 (1.46%) Ajax
12 28 (1.20%) J2EE
13 25 (1.07%) Entity Framework
14 23 (0.99%) Flash
14 23 (0.99%) WPF
15 22 (0.94%) ASP.NET Web API
16 21 (0.90%) HTML5
17 20 (0.86%) SAML
18 19 (0.82%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 222 (9.53%) Data Centre
2 110 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
3 85 (3.65%) Computer Science
4 84 (3.61%) Management Information System
5 78 (3.35%) Clustering
6 58 (2.49%) Blackberry
7 52 (2.23%) PKI
8 42 (1.80%) Driving Licence
9 37 (1.59%) Client/Server
10 35 (1.50%) Public Cloud
11 31 (1.33%) Cryptography
12 30 (1.29%) Mathematics
13 29 (1.24%) AS400
14 27 (1.16%) Statistics
15 26 (1.12%) Mainframe
16 25 (1.07%) Replication
17 23 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
18 21 (0.90%) CESG
19 19 (0.82%) iSeries
19 19 (0.82%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 780 (33.48%) Windows Server
2 544 (23.35%) Linux
3 437 (18.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 403 (17.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 402 (17.25%) Windows 7
6 271 (11.63%) Unix
7 231 (9.91%) Windows Server 2003
8 166 (7.12%) Windows 10
9 134 (5.75%) Windows XP
10 105 (4.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 96 (4.12%) Windows 8
12 92 (3.95%) AIX
13 65 (2.79%) Solaris
14 40 (1.72%) Apple iOS
15 39 (1.67%) Android
16 38 (1.63%) Windows Vista
17 32 (1.37%) CentOS
18 31 (1.33%) Ubuntu
19 23 (0.99%) Mac OS X
20 18 (0.77%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 416 (17.85%) ITIL
2 245 (10.52%) Migration
3 152 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
4 117 (5.02%) Service Management
5 110 (4.72%) Change Management
5 110 (4.72%) Project Management
6 107 (4.59%) Configuration Management
7 81 (3.48%) MVC
8 76 (3.26%) Problem Management
9 72 (3.09%) Service Delivery
9 72 (3.09%) Software Engineering
10 69 (2.96%) High Availability
11 68 (2.92%) DevOps
12 67 (2.88%) Information Security
13 66 (2.83%) Disaster Recovery
14 65 (2.79%) Incident Management
15 59 (2.53%) Mentoring
16 57 (2.45%) Load Balancing
16 57 (2.45%) SOA
17 56 (2.40%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 396 (17.00%) SQL
2 304 (13.05%) PowerShell
3 219 (9.40%) C#
4 155 (6.65%) Java
4 155 (6.65%) JavaScript
5 118 (5.06%) C++
6 100 (4.29%) VBScript
7 89 (3.82%) Perl
8 87 (3.73%) VB
9 83 (3.56%) C
10 73 (3.13%) Python
11 48 (2.06%) Shell Script
12 45 (1.93%) T-SQL
13 43 (1.85%) Bash Shell
14 40 (1.72%) VB.NET
15 39 (1.67%) Ruby
16 33 (1.42%) PHP
17 16 (0.69%) TypeScript
18 14 (0.60%) Embedded C++
18 14 (0.60%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 491 (21.07%) Security Cleared
2 332 (14.25%) SC Cleared
3 205 (8.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 145 (6.22%) Degree
5 126 (5.41%) MCSE
6 124 (5.32%) DV Cleared
7 59 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
8 56 (2.40%) MCP
9 51 (2.19%) CISSP
10 49 (2.10%) MCSA
11 41 (1.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 40 (1.72%) CCNA
13 36 (1.55%) MCITP
14 31 (1.33%) ISTQB
15 24 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 24 (1.03%) MCDST
16 23 (0.99%) CCNP
17 21 (0.90%) CESG Certified Professional
17 21 (0.90%) MCTS
18 20 (0.86%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (4.81%) SLA
2 38 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 36 (1.55%) PCI DSS
4 21 (0.90%) QA
5 17 (0.73%) RMADS
6 14 (0.60%) JSP 440
7 12 (0.52%) COBIT
8 8 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
9 6 (0.26%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.21%) Data Quality
10 5 (0.21%) ISO 9000
10 5 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.17%) COSO
11 4 (0.17%) GPG13
11 4 (0.17%) SAS 70
12 3 (0.13%) HIPAA
12 3 (0.13%) PMBOK
13 2 (0.086%) PA-DSS
14 1 (0.043%) HL7
14 1 (0.043%) SDET
System Software
1 920 (39.48%) Active Directory
2 348 (14.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 164 (7.04%) Hyper-V
4 116 (4.98%) vSphere
5 109 (4.68%) XenApp
6 62 (2.66%) VMware ESXi
7 54 (2.32%) VMware ESX
8 52 (2.23%) Virtual Machines
9 46 (1.97%) XenDesktop
10 34 (1.46%) Microsoft App-V
11 26 (1.12%) XenServer
12 24 (1.03%) ISA Server
12 24 (1.03%) NFS
13 23 (0.99%) Terminal Services
13 23 (0.99%) Virtual Desktop
14 22 (0.94%) BitLocker
15 19 (0.82%) vCloud
16 16 (0.69%) Sendmail
17 14 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
18 12 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 239 (10.26%) SCCM
2 102 (4.38%) SCOM
3 63 (2.70%) NetBackup
4 57 (2.45%) Puppet
5 48 (2.06%) WSUS
6 44 (1.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 44 (1.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 40 (1.72%) Tivoli
8 38 (1.63%) Backup Exec
9 35 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
10 33 (1.42%) Norton AntiVirus
11 29 (1.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 22 (0.94%) Ansible
12 22 (0.94%) McAfee ePO
12 22 (0.94%) Microsoft Clustering
13 20 (0.86%) Netcool
14 17 (0.73%) Microsoft Intune
15 15 (0.64%) QRadar
16 14 (0.60%) AirWatch
16 14 (0.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 892 (38.28%) Microsoft
2 596 (25.58%) VMware
3 300 (12.88%) Citrix
4 291 (12.49%) Oracle
5 225 (9.66%) Cisco
6 216 (9.27%) HP
7 120 (5.15%) Red Hat
8 102 (4.38%) IBM
9 78 (3.35%) Intel Security
10 77 (3.30%) Symantec
11 69 (2.96%) NetApp
12 65 (2.79%) EMC
13 55 (2.36%) Juniper
14 50 (2.15%) F5
15 45 (1.93%) Remedy
16 39 (1.67%) Dell
17 38 (1.63%) Veritas
18 37 (1.59%) SAP
19 35 (1.50%) CheckPoint
20 29 (1.24%) Apple
West Malling, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Rate: From £33,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
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Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 8 hours ago
Surrey
Lucid Support Services Ltd
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
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Harris Global
Rate: Up to £215 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
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Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
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Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
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Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
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People Source Consulting
Rate: £350.00 - £375.00 per day
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
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Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £400.00 per day
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Circle Recruitment
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Surrey
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Berkshire
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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Reading
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Andover
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Thatcham
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