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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
England / South East
Rank 7 6 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 971 1161 1411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 13.33% 14.15% 15.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.08% 56.41% 61.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 544 656 689
Median daily rate £350 £350 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £165 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £519 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 129 166
Median hourly rate £15.25 £16.28 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.32% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £45.00 £39.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%

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
1564 2058 2289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 21.47% 25.09% 24.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 862 1191 1159
Median daily rate £365 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 186 184
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £40.00
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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017. 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 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 +2 316 £370 +13.84% 78
Surrey +2 173 £350 -12.50% 52
Berkshire -7 154 £325 -10.95% 87
Buckinghamshire -2 136 £370 +5.71% 27
Oxfordshire -8 59 £350 +16.66% 44
West Sussex -2 49 £325 +8.33% 10
Kent +13 33 £343 +12.29% 26
Middlesex +12 24 £350 -
East Sussex -13 13 £325 +1.56% 14
Sussex - 5 £350 -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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.

1 786 (38.59%) Active Directory
2 722 (35.44%) Microsoft
3 644 (31.62%) Windows Server
4 628 (30.83%) VMware
5 497 (24.40%) Linux
6 432 (21.21%) Security Cleared
7 393 (19.29%) Windows 7
8 390 (19.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 354 (17.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 329 (16.15%) SC Cleared
11 318 (15.61%) VMware Infrastructure
12 305 (14.97%) MS Office
13 288 (14.14%) ITIL
14 274 (13.45%) SQL
15 250 (12.27%) Cisco
16 245 (12.03%) SQL Server
17 243 (11.93%) MS Excel
18 236 (11.59%) Citrix
19 231 (11.34%) PowerShell
20 228 (11.19%) Unix
21 202 (9.92%) SCCM
22 196 (9.62%) Finance
23 192 (9.43%) Windows Server 2003
24 191 (9.38%) DNS
25 183 (8.98%) MS Exchange
25 183 (8.98%) Migration
25 183 (8.98%) Windows 10
26 182 (8.93%) Office 365
27 176 (8.64%) TCP/IP
28 172 (8.44%) Oracle

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
1 183 (8.98%) MS Exchange
2 100 (4.91%) Skype for Business
3 88 (4.32%) IIS
3 88 (4.32%) SharePoint
4 85 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 48 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2013
6 31 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
7 26 (1.28%) Apache
8 22 (1.08%) JBoss
9 21 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2003
10 18 (0.88%) IBM Notes
11 16 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
12 15 (0.74%) Tomcat
12 15 (0.74%) WebSphere
13 13 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 13 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
14 11 (0.54%) Confluence
14 11 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 11 (0.54%) WebLogic
15 10 (0.49%) Drupal
Applications
1 305 (14.97%) MS Office
2 243 (11.93%) MS Excel
3 30 (1.47%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.69%) MS Project
5 11 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.098%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.098%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.098%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.098%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.049%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.049%) InDesign
8 1 (0.049%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 25 (1.23%) Dynamics NAV
2 19 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
3 13 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 11 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
5 8 (0.39%) Adobe Campaign
6 7 (0.34%) SAP hybris
7 5 (0.25%) Infor M3
8 3 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.049%) assyst
9 1 (0.049%) Maximo
9 1 (0.049%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.049%) Primavera
9 1 (0.049%) Sage X3
9 1 (0.049%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.049%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 182 (8.93%) Office 365
2 128 (6.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 122 (5.99%) IaaS
4 99 (4.86%) PaaS
5 69 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
6 30 (1.47%) SaaS
7 13 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
8 10 (0.49%) GitHub
8 10 (0.49%) OneDrive
9 6 (0.29%) Google Analytics
10 5 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.20%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.20%) Yammer
12 3 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.15%) G Suite
12 3 (0.15%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.098%) Bluemix
13 2 (0.098%) IBM Cloud
14 1 (0.049%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 1 (0.049%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 191 (9.38%) DNS
2 176 (8.64%) TCP/IP
3 155 (7.61%) Firewall
4 140 (6.87%) LAN
5 137 (6.73%) DHCP
6 117 (5.74%) SAN
6 117 (5.74%) WAN
7 78 (3.83%) VPN
8 76 (3.73%) Skype
9 67 (3.29%) Internet
10 61 (2.99%) SSL
11 47 (2.31%) Wireless
12 44 (2.16%) MPLS
12 44 (2.16%) SMTP
13 43 (2.11%) HTTP
14 39 (1.91%) NetScaler
15 38 (1.87%) LDAP
16 36 (1.77%) Network Security
16 36 (1.77%) VoIP
17 32 (1.57%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 245 (12.03%) SQL Server
2 52 (2.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 41 (2.01%) MySQL
4 37 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
5 36 (1.77%) DB2
6 30 (1.47%) Oracle Database
7 26 (1.28%) MongoDB
8 24 (1.18%) NoSQL
9 23 (1.13%) Relational Database
10 20 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
11 16 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
11 16 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
11 16 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 12 (0.59%) Big Data
12 12 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
12 12 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
13 11 (0.54%) RDBMS
14 10 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
14 10 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 8 (0.39%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 55 (2.70%) Visual Studio
2 53 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 37 (1.82%) Jenkins
4 36 (1.77%) Git (software)
4 36 (1.77%) MSI
5 30 (1.47%) Selenium
6 29 (1.42%) JIRA
7 22 (1.08%) Eclipse
8 19 (0.93%) Subversion
9 18 (0.88%) Ant
9 18 (0.88%) NUnit
10 14 (0.69%) Cucumber
11 12 (0.59%) Maven
12 11 (0.54%) JUnit
13 9 (0.44%) Grunt
14 8 (0.39%) Gatling
14 8 (0.39%) MSBuild
14 8 (0.39%) WiX
15 7 (0.34%) gulp
15 7 (0.34%) TeamCity
General
1 196 (9.62%) Finance
2 68 (3.34%) Telecoms
3 52 (2.55%) Retail
4 41 (2.01%) Marketing
5 25 (1.23%) Legal
6 24 (1.18%) Advertising
6 24 (1.18%) Law
7 22 (1.08%) Manufacturing
8 21 (1.03%) Electronics
9 20 (0.98%) Back Office
10 17 (0.83%) Banking
11 12 (0.59%) Publishing
12 9 (0.44%) Military
13 8 (0.39%) German Language
14 7 (0.34%) Local Government
15 6 (0.29%) Japanese Language
16 5 (0.25%) Games
16 5 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.20%) Financial Institution
17 4 (0.20%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 300 (14.73%) Analyst
2 196 (9.62%) Support Engineer
3 177 (8.69%) Developer
4 158 (7.76%) Architect
5 115 (5.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 110 (5.40%) Windows Engineer
7 108 (5.30%) Consultant
8 104 (5.11%) Support Analyst
9 95 (4.66%) Desktop Support
10 93 (4.57%) Service Analyst
11 92 (4.52%) 2nd Line Support
12 88 (4.32%) Service Desk Analyst
13 79 (3.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 70 (3.44%) 1st Line Support
15 67 (3.29%) .NET Developer
15 67 (3.29%) Infrastructure Architect
15 67 (3.29%) IT Support
16 66 (3.24%) Desktop Engineer
17 59 (2.90%) Administrator
18 57 (2.80%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (7.46%) .NET
2 104 (5.11%) XML
3 81 (3.98%) HTML
4 73 (3.58%) CSS
5 61 (2.99%) ASP.NET
5 61 (2.99%) Web Services
6 51 (2.50%) jQuery
7 38 (1.87%) Middleware
8 37 (1.82%) WCF
9 31 (1.52%) SOAP
10 26 (1.28%) ASP.NET Web API
11 25 (1.23%) Ajax
11 25 (1.23%) RESTful
12 24 (1.18%) .NET Framework
13 23 (1.13%) Node.js
13 23 (1.13%) REST
14 22 (1.08%) ASP.NET MVC
15 20 (0.98%) Express
16 18 (0.88%) XSLT
17 16 (0.79%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 165 (8.10%) Data Centre
2 80 (3.93%) Management Information System
3 73 (3.58%) Analytical Skills
4 44 (2.16%) Computer Science
5 43 (2.11%) Clustering
6 42 (2.06%) Blackberry
7 38 (1.87%) Client/Server
7 38 (1.87%) Driving Licence
8 33 (1.62%) Mainframe
8 33 (1.62%) PKI
9 32 (1.57%) Fat Client
9 32 (1.57%) Thin Client
9 32 (1.57%) User Experience
10 28 (1.37%) Cryptography
11 26 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
12 25 (1.23%) Replication
13 20 (0.98%) CMDB
13 20 (0.98%) Smartphone
14 19 (0.93%) EMC VNX
15 18 (0.88%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 644 (31.62%) Windows Server
2 497 (24.40%) Linux
3 393 (19.29%) Windows 7
4 390 (19.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 354 (17.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 228 (11.19%) Unix
7 192 (9.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 183 (8.98%) Windows 10
9 98 (4.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 86 (4.22%) Windows 8
10 86 (4.22%) Windows XP
11 71 (3.49%) Android
12 65 (3.19%) Solaris
13 64 (3.14%) AIX
13 64 (3.14%) Apple iOS
14 46 (2.26%) Windows Vista
15 31 (1.52%) CentOS
16 29 (1.42%) Mac OS X
17 20 (0.98%) Ubuntu
18 19 (0.93%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 288 (14.14%) ITIL
2 183 (8.98%) Migration
3 143 (7.02%) Agile Software Development
4 123 (6.04%) Service Management
5 85 (4.17%) Incident Management
6 79 (3.88%) Project Management
7 67 (3.29%) MVC
8 63 (3.09%) Change Management
9 56 (2.75%) DevOps
10 55 (2.70%) Configuration Management
11 54 (2.65%) Service Delivery
12 51 (2.50%) Problem Management
12 51 (2.50%) Scrum
13 48 (2.36%) Patch Management
14 46 (2.26%) Software Engineering
15 41 (2.01%) Software Deployment
16 40 (1.96%) Open Source
17 39 (1.91%) Information Security
17 39 (1.91%) Root Cause Analysis
17 39 (1.91%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 274 (13.45%) SQL
2 231 (11.34%) PowerShell
3 167 (8.20%) C#
4 115 (5.65%) JavaScript
5 112 (5.50%) Java
6 67 (3.29%) C++
7 61 (2.99%) Perl
8 59 (2.90%) Python
9 53 (2.60%) VBScript
10 49 (2.41%) VB
11 44 (2.16%) C
12 37 (1.82%) Bash Shell
13 36 (1.77%) VB.NET
14 34 (1.67%) Shell Script
15 27 (1.33%) Ruby
15 27 (1.33%) T-SQL
16 26 (1.28%) PHP
17 9 (0.44%) Tcl
18 8 (0.39%) Groovy
18 8 (0.39%) Scala
Qualifications
1 432 (21.21%) Security Cleared
2 329 (16.15%) SC Cleared
3 152 (7.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 106 (5.20%) DV Cleared
5 80 (3.93%) Degree
5 80 (3.93%) MCSE
6 74 (3.63%) Cisco Certification
7 48 (2.36%) MCSA
8 44 (2.16%) MCP
9 40 (1.96%) CISSP
10 39 (1.91%) CCIE
11 34 (1.67%) MCITP
12 33 (1.62%) CCNP
13 31 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 29 (1.42%) CCNA
15 26 (1.28%) CEH
16 20 (0.98%) CESG Certified Professional
17 17 (0.83%) ISTQB
18 16 (0.79%) ISEB
19 13 (0.64%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (3.78%) SLA
2 28 (1.37%) QA
3 25 (1.23%) PCI DSS
4 15 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
5 13 (0.64%) RMADS
6 7 (0.34%) PA-DSS
7 4 (0.20%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.20%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.15%) COBIT
8 3 (0.15%) ISO 9000
8 3 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.098%) COSO
9 2 (0.098%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.098%) ISO13485
9 2 (0.098%) SAS 70
10 1 (0.049%) GDPR
10 1 (0.049%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.049%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.049%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 786 (38.59%) Active Directory
2 318 (15.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 141 (6.92%) Hyper-V
4 102 (5.01%) vSphere
5 76 (3.73%) VMware ESXi
6 75 (3.68%) XenApp
7 61 (2.99%) XenDesktop
8 51 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
9 38 (1.87%) Virtual Machines
9 38 (1.87%) VMware ESX
10 34 (1.67%) XenServer
11 28 (1.37%) vCloud
12 21 (1.03%) Virtual Desktop
13 19 (0.93%) Firmware
14 18 (0.88%) BitLocker
15 17 (0.83%) Docker
16 16 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
17 12 (0.59%) ISA Server
17 12 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
18 11 (0.54%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 202 (9.92%) SCCM
2 62 (3.04%) Puppet
2 62 (3.04%) SCOM
3 45 (2.21%) WSUS
4 44 (2.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 33 (1.62%) Tivoli
6 32 (1.57%) NetBackup
7 27 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
8 24 (1.18%) Ansible
9 22 (1.08%) AirWatch
9 22 (1.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 18 (0.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 17 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
11 17 (0.83%) vRealize
12 16 (0.79%) CA Wily
12 16 (0.79%) QRadar
13 14 (0.69%) Microsoft Clustering
13 14 (0.69%) Nessus
13 14 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
14 13 (0.64%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 722 (35.44%) Microsoft
2 628 (30.83%) VMware
3 250 (12.27%) Cisco
4 236 (11.59%) Citrix
5 172 (8.44%) Oracle
6 164 (8.05%) HP
7 88 (4.32%) Red Hat
8 70 (3.44%) NetApp
9 66 (3.24%) IBM
10 64 (3.14%) Intel Security
11 53 (2.60%) Symantec
12 52 (2.55%) EMC
13 49 (2.41%) Remedy
14 39 (1.91%) CheckPoint
14 39 (1.91%) Dell
15 37 (1.82%) CA
16 36 (1.77%) SAP
17 35 (1.72%) Apple
18 29 (1.42%) Juniper
19 28 (1.37%) BMC
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