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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 3 1
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 1210 1479 1516
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 14.10% 15.71% 17.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.73% 63.53% 73.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 697 718 657
Average daily rate £348 £325 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.92% +2.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £150 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £469 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 173 220
Average hourly rate £16.10 £15.50 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.87% -1.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £11.35 £11.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.20 £39.90 £30.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -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
2096 2328 2067
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.42% 24.72% 24.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1233 1138 929
Average daily rate £353 £328 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.44% +0.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £180 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 199 244
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.90 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £42.50 £35.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.18
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.40%

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 14 February 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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the South East region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 0 295 £340 +4.61% 111
Berkshire -4 283 £350 - 121
Surrey +4 237 £350 +7.69% 102
Buckinghamshire -1 135 £350 +14.75% 36
Oxfordshire +4 111 £325 +6.55% 57
West Sussex -5 51 £300 -20.00% 29
East Sussex +2 39 £325 -9.72% 21
Kent -17 31 £395 +34.46% 29
Middlesex +3 15 £338 +20.10%
Isle of Wight -1 1 £135 -60.86%
M4 Corridor -6 1 - -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 988 (37.44%) Active Directory
2 941 (35.66%) Microsoft
3 905 (34.29%) Windows Server
4 684 (25.92%) VMware
5 625 (23.68%) Linux
6 614 (23.27%) Windows 7
7 568 (21.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 506 (19.17%) SQL
9 470 (17.81%) Security Cleared
10 436 (16.52%) Windows Server 2012
11 433 (16.41%) SQL Server
12 408 (15.46%) ITIL
13 389 (14.74%) VMware Infrastructure
14 364 (13.79%) Citrix
15 361 (13.68%) Windows Server 2003
16 348 (13.19%) Unix
17 339 (12.85%) MS Office
18 338 (12.81%) MS Excel
19 316 (11.97%) Finance
20 310 (11.75%) SC Cleared
21 305 (11.56%) PowerShell
21 305 (11.56%) SCCM
22 292 (11.06%) MS Exchange
23 282 (10.69%) Oracle
24 264 (10.00%) .NET
25 260 (9.85%) Migration
26 237 (8.98%) C#
27 234 (8.87%) Firewall
28 223 (8.45%) Data Centre
29 221 (8.37%) Cisco

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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
1 292 (11.06%) MS Exchange
2 159 (6.03%) IIS
3 153 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 129 (4.89%) SharePoint
5 57 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2013
6 55 (2.08%) Skype for Business
7 53 (2.01%) Node.js
8 52 (1.97%) WebSphere
9 44 (1.67%) Apache
9 44 (1.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 40 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
11 36 (1.36%) SAS
12 33 (1.25%) Tomcat
13 32 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2007
14 29 (1.10%) IBM Notes
15 26 (0.99%) WebLogic
16 21 (0.80%) CICS
16 21 (0.80%) JBoss
17 19 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
18 18 (0.68%) CMS
Applications
1 339 (12.85%) MS Office
2 338 (12.81%) MS Excel
3 71 (2.69%) MS Visio
4 33 (1.25%) PaintShop Pro
5 22 (0.83%) MS Project
6 18 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
7 15 (0.57%) Acrobat
8 13 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
9 10 (0.38%) SOLIDWORKS
10 5 (0.19%) AutoCAD
11 4 (0.15%) QuarkXPress
12 1 (0.038%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.038%) Siemens NX
12 1 (0.038%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 44 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
5 5 (0.19%) HFM
5 5 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.076%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.038%) AWD
8 1 (0.038%) Line 500
8 1 (0.038%) Magento
8 1 (0.038%) Northgate Housing
8 1 (0.038%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.038%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.038%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.038%) Sage X3
8 1 (0.038%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.038%) SAP CCM
8 1 (0.038%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.038%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 129 (4.89%) Office 365
2 79 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 66 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (0.64%) SaaS
5 16 (0.61%) IaaS
6 15 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
7 12 (0.45%) Google Tag Manager
8 10 (0.38%) Mimecast
9 8 (0.30%) Adobe Analytics
9 8 (0.30%) Google Analytics
9 8 (0.30%) PaaS
10 6 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (0.23%) Google Apps
11 4 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 3 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
13 1 (0.038%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.038%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.038%) GitHub
13 1 (0.038%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 234 (8.87%) Firewall
2 219 (8.30%) DNS
3 203 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 175 (6.63%) SAN
5 160 (6.06%) LAN
6 158 (5.99%) WAN
7 143 (5.42%) DHCP
8 111 (4.21%) VPN
9 75 (2.84%) Internet
10 68 (2.58%) Wireless
11 65 (2.46%) HTTP
12 57 (2.16%) Network Security
13 49 (1.86%) SSL
14 47 (1.78%) FTP
15 46 (1.74%) Remote Desktop
16 43 (1.63%) VoIP
17 40 (1.52%) ATM
18 36 (1.36%) Cisco ASA
18 36 (1.36%) NetScaler
19 34 (1.29%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 433 (16.41%) SQL Server
2 105 (3.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 80 (3.03%) DB2
4 61 (2.31%) Oracle Database
4 61 (2.31%) SQL Server 2005
5 54 (2.05%) NoSQL
5 54 (2.05%) Relational Database
6 52 (1.97%) MongoDB
7 46 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
8 36 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 35 (1.33%) BusinessObjects
10 33 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
11 32 (1.21%) MySQL
12 31 (1.17%) Big Data
13 30 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 27 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
15 20 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
16 17 (0.64%) Hadoop
17 15 (0.57%) SQL Server 2014
17 15 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 104 (3.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 68 (2.58%) Visual Studio
3 60 (2.27%) Git (software)
4 55 (2.08%) Jenkins
5 54 (2.05%) Subversion
6 24 (0.91%) Introscope
7 23 (0.87%) MSI
8 21 (0.80%) Vagrant
9 16 (0.61%) MSBuild
10 15 (0.57%) Selenium
11 14 (0.53%) Moq
11 14 (0.53%) NUnit
12 13 (0.49%) JIRA
13 12 (0.45%) Jasmine
13 12 (0.45%) TeamCity
13 12 (0.45%) TortoiseSVN
14 11 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 11 (0.42%) WiX
15 10 (0.38%) StarTeam
16 9 (0.34%) Eclipse
General
1 316 (11.97%) Finance
2 81 (3.07%) Telecoms
3 66 (2.50%) Banking
4 52 (1.97%) Retail
5 36 (1.36%) Back Office
6 32 (1.21%) Marketing
7 22 (0.83%) Military
8 21 (0.80%) Publishing
9 18 (0.68%) Manufacturing
10 15 (0.57%) Electronics
10 15 (0.57%) German Language
11 10 (0.38%) Advertising
12 9 (0.34%) Billing
12 9 (0.34%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.30%) Investment Banking
13 8 (0.30%) Spanish Language
14 7 (0.27%) French Language
14 7 (0.27%) Legal
15 6 (0.23%) Aerospace
16 5 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 423 (16.03%) Analyst
2 348 (13.19%) Support Engineer
3 288 (10.91%) Developer
4 201 (7.62%) Architect
5 155 (5.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 148 (5.61%) 2nd Line Support
7 141 (5.34%) Windows Engineer
8 136 (5.15%) Support Analyst
9 124 (4.70%) Desktop Support
10 117 (4.43%) Service Analyst
11 108 (4.09%) Service Desk Analyst
12 105 (3.98%) Consultant
13 98 (3.71%) .NET Developer
13 98 (3.71%) Administrator
14 95 (3.60%) Desktop Engineer
15 91 (3.45%) IT Support
16 85 (3.22%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 84 (3.18%) 3rd Line Support
18 80 (3.03%) C# Developer
19 76 (2.88%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 264 (10.00%) .NET
2 102 (3.87%) Web Services
3 91 (3.45%) HTML
4 81 (3.07%) ASP.NET
4 81 (3.07%) CSS
5 79 (2.99%) XML
6 69 (2.61%) REST
7 62 (2.35%) Middleware
8 60 (2.27%) .NET Framework
8 60 (2.27%) jQuery
9 59 (2.24%) JSON
10 51 (1.93%) HTML5
11 41 (1.55%) Express
12 36 (1.36%) SOAP
13 35 (1.33%) AngularJS
14 32 (1.21%) WCF
14 32 (1.21%) WinForms
15 31 (1.17%) WPF
16 27 (1.02%) ASP.NET MVC
17 26 (0.99%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 223 (8.45%) Data Centre
2 165 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 92 (3.49%) Management Information System
4 89 (3.37%) Clustering
5 82 (3.11%) Blackberry
6 70 (2.65%) Driving Licence
7 62 (2.35%) AS400
8 60 (2.27%) User Experience
9 51 (1.93%) Mainframe
10 48 (1.82%) iSeries
11 42 (1.59%) PKI
12 33 (1.25%) Statistics
13 28 (1.06%) Replication
14 26 (0.99%) Computer Science
15 24 (0.91%) CMDB
15 24 (0.91%) Mathematics
16 23 (0.87%) Fat Client
16 23 (0.87%) iPhone
16 23 (0.87%) N-Tier
16 23 (0.87%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 905 (34.29%) Windows Server
2 625 (23.68%) Linux
3 614 (23.27%) Windows 7
4 568 (21.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 436 (16.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 361 (13.68%) Windows Server 2003
7 348 (13.19%) Unix
8 217 (8.22%) Windows XP
9 151 (5.72%) Windows 8
10 109 (4.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 84 (3.18%) AIX
12 63 (2.39%) Solaris
13 52 (1.97%) Windows 10
14 49 (1.86%) Apple iOS
15 48 (1.82%) Mac OS X
16 47 (1.78%) Windows Vista
17 46 (1.74%) Android
18 33 (1.25%) MVS
19 25 (0.95%) HPUX
19 25 (0.95%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 408 (15.46%) ITIL
2 260 (9.85%) Migration
3 205 (7.77%) Agile Software Development
4 148 (5.61%) Change Management
5 125 (4.74%) Incident Management
6 119 (4.51%) Project Management
7 116 (4.40%) Disaster Recovery
8 110 (4.17%) Service Management
9 104 (3.94%) MVC
9 104 (3.94%) OO
10 89 (3.37%) Configuration Management
11 76 (2.88%) SDLC
11 76 (2.88%) Software Engineering
12 71 (2.69%) Continuous Integration
12 71 (2.69%) Problem Management
13 70 (2.65%) Stakeholder Management
14 69 (2.61%) CRM
15 68 (2.58%) TDD
16 67 (2.54%) Continuous Delivery
17 62 (2.35%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 506 (19.17%) SQL
2 305 (11.56%) PowerShell
3 237 (8.98%) C#
4 169 (6.40%) JavaScript
5 167 (6.33%) Java
6 137 (5.19%) C++
7 84 (3.18%) Python
8 82 (3.11%) Ruby
9 74 (2.80%) C
10 69 (2.61%) Shell Script
11 57 (2.16%) Perl
12 47 (1.78%) VBScript
13 43 (1.63%) VB
14 33 (1.25%) T-SQL
15 32 (1.21%) Bash Shell
16 30 (1.14%) VB.NET
17 27 (1.02%) JCL
18 25 (0.95%) PHP
19 22 (0.83%) COBOL
19 22 (0.83%) REXX
Qualifications
1 470 (17.81%) Security Cleared
2 310 (11.75%) SC Cleared
3 174 (6.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 128 (4.85%) MCSE
5 127 (4.81%) DV Cleared
6 105 (3.98%) Degree
7 88 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
8 73 (2.77%) CCNA
9 66 (2.50%) MCP
10 46 (1.74%) MCSA
11 42 (1.59%) CISSP
12 41 (1.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 34 (1.29%) MCITP
14 32 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
15 31 (1.17%) DBS Check
16 19 (0.72%) CISM
17 18 (0.68%) ISEB
18 17 (0.64%) CCNP
19 16 (0.61%) A+ Certification
20 14 (0.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (5.68%) SLA
2 30 (1.14%) QA
3 17 (0.64%) PCI DSS
4 16 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
5 10 (0.38%) COBIT
6 7 (0.27%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.19%) COSO
7 5 (0.19%) SAS 70
8 4 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.15%) ISO27002
9 2 (0.076%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 2 (0.076%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.076%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.076%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.076%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.038%) HL7
10 1 (0.038%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.038%) P3O
10 1 (0.038%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.038%) SDET
System Software
1 988 (37.44%) Active Directory
2 389 (14.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 198 (7.50%) Hyper-V
4 145 (5.49%) vSphere
5 92 (3.49%) XenApp
6 60 (2.27%) VMware ESX
7 56 (2.12%) VMware ESXi
8 48 (1.82%) XenServer
9 44 (1.67%) Microsoft App-V
10 40 (1.52%) XenDesktop
11 21 (0.80%) ISA Server
12 19 (0.72%) vCloud
13 15 (0.57%) Terminal Services
14 14 (0.53%) BitLocker
15 12 (0.45%) UAG
15 12 (0.45%) VMware Server
16 11 (0.42%) NFS
16 11 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
17 10 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
17 10 (0.38%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 305 (11.56%) SCCM
2 85 (3.22%) SCOM
3 79 (2.99%) WSUS
4 56 (2.12%) Puppet
5 55 (2.08%) Tivoli
6 35 (1.33%) Backup Exec
6 35 (1.33%) SCVMM
7 31 (1.17%) NetBackup
8 26 (0.99%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 24 (0.91%) CA Wily
10 22 (0.83%) Control-M
11 21 (0.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 18 (0.68%) EMC NetWorker
13 17 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
13 17 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
14 14 (0.53%) Nagios
14 14 (0.53%) vRealize
15 13 (0.49%) QRadar
15 13 (0.49%) Windows Intune
16 12 (0.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 941 (35.66%) Microsoft
2 684 (25.92%) VMware
3 364 (13.79%) Citrix
4 282 (10.69%) Oracle
5 221 (8.37%) Cisco
6 219 (8.30%) HP
7 156 (5.91%) IBM
8 122 (4.62%) Red Hat
9 95 (3.60%) Remedy
10 70 (2.65%) EMC
11 58 (2.20%) Intel Security
12 52 (1.97%) Dell
13 49 (1.86%) NetApp
14 46 (1.74%) CA
15 45 (1.71%) CheckPoint
16 41 (1.55%) SAP
17 36 (1.36%) Juniper
17 36 (1.36%) Symantec
18 35 (1.33%) Apple
19 30 (1.14%) Adobe
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