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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 5 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 1093 1408 1547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 13.13% 14.24% 16.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.20% 59.86% 67.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 656 762 774
Median daily rate £354 £336 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.20% +5.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £160 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £473 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
- +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 164 209
Median hourly rate £15.00 £18.68 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.68% +20.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £12.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.46 £42.55 £37.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.60 £15.26 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-4.35% -4.62%
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
1911 2352 2299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 22.95% 23.78% 24.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1155 1311 1169
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 £190 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 202 237
Median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.47% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 30 September 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 -1 304 £358 +4.00% 56
Berkshire -3 229 £363 -3.97% 66
Surrey +2 200 £375 +11.11% 74
Buckinghamshire +1 130 £375 -4.45% 29
Oxfordshire -4 103 £300 +3.44% 41
West Sussex -10 46 £345 +18.96% 17
Kent 0 36 £325 -3.70% 11
East Sussex -11 19 £275 -9.83% 15
Middlesex -4 10 £338 -10.89% 2
Sussex +1 4 £178 -55.46%
Thames Valley - 2 £700 -
Isle of Wight - 1 £135 -
M4 Corridor - 1 £450 -
Home Counties - 1 £270 -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 868 (38.04%) Active Directory
2 847 (37.12%) Microsoft
3 775 (33.96%) Windows Server
4 596 (26.12%) VMware
5 522 (22.87%) Linux
6 480 (21.03%) Security Cleared
7 423 (18.54%) Windows Server 2008
8 398 (17.44%) Windows 7
9 386 (16.91%) Windows Server 2012
9 386 (16.91%) ITIL
10 364 (15.95%) SQL
11 356 (15.60%) MS Office
12 347 (15.21%) MS Excel
13 339 (14.86%) VMware Infrastructure
14 323 (14.15%) SC Cleared
15 319 (13.98%) SQL Server
16 279 (12.23%) Oracle
17 276 (12.09%) Citrix
18 275 (12.05%) PowerShell
19 257 (11.26%) Finance
19 257 (11.26%) Unix
20 247 (10.82%) Cisco
21 243 (10.65%) MS Exchange
22 239 (10.47%) Migration
23 237 (10.39%) SCCM
24 230 (10.08%) .NET
24 230 (10.08%) DNS
25 220 (9.64%) Windows Server 2003
25 220 (9.64%) C#
26 207 (9.07%) Data Centre

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
1 243 (10.65%) MS Exchange
2 152 (6.66%) SharePoint
3 116 (5.08%) IIS
4 84 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2010
5 83 (3.64%) Skype for Business
6 49 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2013
7 36 (1.58%) Apache
8 34 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2003
8 34 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
9 29 (1.27%) WebLogic
10 27 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
10 27 (1.18%) WebSphere
11 25 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
12 23 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 21 (0.92%) Tomcat
14 20 (0.88%) IBM Notes
15 19 (0.83%) JBoss
16 12 (0.53%) Live Communications Server
16 12 (0.53%) MQSeries
16 12 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 356 (15.60%) MS Office
2 347 (15.21%) MS Excel
3 36 (1.58%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (0.53%) MS Project
6 7 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.22%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.13%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.13%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.088%) InDesign
10 1 (0.044%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.044%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.044%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 22 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
3 17 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 15 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
5 7 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
5 7 (0.31%) SAP hybris
6 6 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.18%) assyst
7 4 (0.18%) AWD
7 4 (0.18%) Remedy AR System
8 3 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.088%) Primavera
9 2 (0.088%) Sage X3
9 2 (0.088%) SAP CRM
10 1 (0.044%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
10 1 (0.044%) Infor M3
10 1 (0.044%) OpenText Process Suite
10 1 (0.044%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 195 (8.55%) Office 365
2 138 (6.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 82 (3.59%) IaaS
4 68 (2.98%) Amazon AWS
5 62 (2.72%) PaaS
6 36 (1.58%) SaaS
7 11 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
8 9 (0.39%) Mimecast
8 9 (0.39%) Yammer
9 8 (0.35%) Amazon S3
10 7 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (0.26%) OneDrive
12 4 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
12 4 (0.18%) CloudFront
12 4 (0.18%) GitHub
13 3 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.088%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 2 (0.088%) Bluemix
Communications & Networking
1 230 (10.08%) DNS
2 187 (8.19%) Firewall
3 163 (7.14%) DHCP
3 163 (7.14%) SAN
4 156 (6.84%) TCP/IP
5 136 (5.96%) LAN
6 131 (5.74%) WAN
7 124 (5.43%) VPN
8 112 (4.91%) Internet
9 61 (2.67%) IPsec
9 61 (2.67%) Network Security
10 60 (2.63%) SSL
11 59 (2.59%) HTTP
12 58 (2.54%) MPLS
13 57 (2.50%) Wireless
14 56 (2.45%) LDAP
15 51 (2.23%) Skype
16 42 (1.84%) VoIP
17 40 (1.75%) FTP
18 36 (1.58%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 319 (13.98%) SQL Server
2 71 (3.11%) Oracle Database
3 70 (3.07%) SQL Server 2008
4 41 (1.80%) DB2
5 38 (1.67%) MySQL
5 38 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 34 (1.49%) Relational Database
7 31 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 27 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
9 23 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
10 22 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
11 18 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 16 (0.70%) MS Access
13 13 (0.57%) MongoDB
13 13 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
13 13 (0.57%) SQL Server 2014
14 12 (0.53%) Oracle Database 12c
14 12 (0.53%) RDBMS
14 12 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 10 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 95 (4.16%) Visual Studio
2 68 (2.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 47 (2.06%) Git (software)
4 38 (1.67%) Jenkins
5 37 (1.62%) Subversion
6 36 (1.58%) Selenium
7 31 (1.36%) MSI
8 30 (1.31%) NUnit
9 22 (0.96%) JIRA
10 20 (0.88%) Eclipse
10 20 (0.88%) SpecFlow
11 17 (0.74%) Maven
11 17 (0.74%) TortoiseSVN
12 12 (0.53%) WiX
13 10 (0.44%) JUnit
14 9 (0.39%) Balsamiq Mockups
14 9 (0.39%) ClearCase
14 9 (0.39%) Vagrant
15 8 (0.35%) Ant
15 8 (0.35%) MSBuild
General
1 257 (11.26%) Finance
2 67 (2.94%) Telecoms
3 53 (2.32%) Marketing
3 53 (2.32%) Retail
4 36 (1.58%) Banking
5 28 (1.23%) Electronics
6 24 (1.05%) Manufacturing
7 23 (1.01%) Military
8 22 (0.96%) Back Office
9 17 (0.74%) Advertising
10 13 (0.57%) German Language
11 12 (0.53%) Legal
12 11 (0.48%) Publishing
13 10 (0.44%) Law
14 5 (0.22%) Multimedia
15 4 (0.18%) Billing
15 4 (0.18%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.18%) Investment Banking
15 4 (0.18%) Local Government
16 3 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 336 (14.72%) Analyst
2 273 (11.96%) Support Engineer
3 211 (9.25%) Developer
4 201 (8.81%) Architect
5 138 (6.05%) Consultant
6 120 (5.26%) Support Analyst
7 118 (5.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 118 (5.17%) Windows Engineer
8 114 (5.00%) Desktop Support
9 101 (4.43%) Service Analyst
10 99 (4.34%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 99 (4.34%) Service Desk Analyst
11 93 (4.08%) 2nd Line Support
12 87 (3.81%) .NET Developer
12 87 (3.81%) Desktop Engineer
13 86 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support
14 82 (3.59%) Infrastructure Architect
15 76 (3.33%) Administrator
16 68 (2.98%) 1st Line Support
17 66 (2.89%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 230 (10.08%) .NET
2 116 (5.08%) XML
3 103 (4.51%) Web Services
4 99 (4.34%) CSS
5 98 (4.29%) HTML
6 91 (3.99%) ASP.NET
7 66 (2.89%) jQuery
8 59 (2.59%) .NET Framework
9 47 (2.06%) ASP.NET MVC
10 42 (1.84%) Middleware
11 39 (1.71%) WCF
12 37 (1.62%) Ajax
13 33 (1.45%) ASP.NET Web API
14 25 (1.10%) J2EE
15 24 (1.05%) Entity Framework
16 21 (0.92%) Flash
16 21 (0.92%) HTML5
16 21 (0.92%) XSLT
17 20 (0.88%) WPF
18 19 (0.83%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 207 (9.07%) Data Centre
2 110 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
3 78 (3.42%) Computer Science
4 74 (3.24%) Management Information System
5 70 (3.07%) Clustering
6 47 (2.06%) Blackberry
7 46 (2.02%) PKI
8 41 (1.80%) Driving Licence
9 35 (1.53%) Client/Server
10 31 (1.36%) Public Cloud
11 29 (1.27%) Cryptography
12 28 (1.23%) Mainframe
13 27 (1.18%) Statistics
14 24 (1.05%) Fat Client
14 24 (1.05%) Thin Client
15 23 (1.01%) Mathematics
15 23 (1.01%) Replication
16 21 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
17 20 (0.88%) AS400
18 19 (0.83%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 775 (33.96%) Windows Server
2 522 (22.87%) Linux
3 423 (18.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 398 (17.44%) Windows 7
5 386 (16.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 257 (11.26%) Unix
7 220 (9.64%) Windows Server 2003
8 169 (7.41%) Windows 10
9 135 (5.92%) Windows XP
10 109 (4.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 103 (4.51%) Windows 8
12 97 (4.25%) AIX
13 68 (2.98%) Solaris
14 48 (2.10%) Apple iOS
15 47 (2.06%) Android
16 40 (1.75%) Windows Vista
17 32 (1.40%) CentOS
18 29 (1.27%) Mac OS X
19 24 (1.05%) Ubuntu
20 19 (0.83%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 386 (16.91%) ITIL
2 239 (10.47%) Migration
3 147 (6.44%) Agile Software Development
4 119 (5.21%) Service Management
5 98 (4.29%) Project Management
6 92 (4.03%) Configuration Management
7 86 (3.77%) Change Management
8 75 (3.29%) MVC
9 74 (3.24%) Service Delivery
10 70 (3.07%) Problem Management
11 64 (2.80%) Information Security
12 61 (2.67%) Software Engineering
13 59 (2.59%) Incident Management
14 58 (2.54%) High Availability
15 57 (2.50%) DevOps
16 55 (2.41%) SOA
17 52 (2.28%) Mentoring
18 50 (2.19%) Scrum
19 45 (1.97%) SDLC
19 45 (1.97%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 364 (15.95%) SQL
2 275 (12.05%) PowerShell
3 220 (9.64%) C#
4 141 (6.18%) JavaScript
5 137 (6.00%) Java
6 105 (4.60%) C++
7 81 (3.55%) Perl
8 77 (3.37%) VBScript
9 71 (3.11%) VB
10 67 (2.94%) Python
11 66 (2.89%) C
12 56 (2.45%) Shell Script
13 47 (2.06%) Bash Shell
14 44 (1.93%) VB.NET
15 43 (1.88%) T-SQL
16 36 (1.58%) PHP
17 30 (1.31%) Ruby
18 16 (0.70%) TypeScript
19 15 (0.66%) VB6
20 14 (0.61%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 480 (21.03%) Security Cleared
2 323 (14.15%) SC Cleared
3 196 (8.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 137 (6.00%) Degree
5 120 (5.26%) MCSE
6 114 (5.00%) DV Cleared
7 70 (3.07%) Cisco Certification
8 55 (2.41%) MCP
9 50 (2.19%) CISSP
10 37 (1.62%) CCNA
11 35 (1.53%) MCSA
12 33 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 29 (1.27%) CCIE
13 29 (1.27%) MCITP
14 25 (1.10%) CCNP
15 22 (0.96%) ISTQB
16 21 (0.92%) CESG Certified Professional
17 20 (0.88%) CEH
18 19 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
18 19 (0.83%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (4.65%) SLA
2 40 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 34 (1.49%) PCI DSS
4 19 (0.83%) QA
5 14 (0.61%) JSP 440
6 13 (0.57%) RMADS
7 11 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
8 10 (0.44%) COBIT
9 8 (0.35%) ISO 9001
10 6 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (0.22%) COSO
11 5 (0.22%) ISO 9000
11 5 (0.22%) PA-DSS
11 5 (0.22%) SAS 70
12 4 (0.18%) Data Quality
12 4 (0.18%) GPG13
12 4 (0.18%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.044%) ISO13485
13 1 (0.044%) PMBOK
13 1 (0.044%) SDET
System Software
1 868 (38.04%) Active Directory
2 339 (14.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 157 (6.88%) Hyper-V
4 108 (4.73%) vSphere
5 85 (3.72%) XenApp
6 71 (3.11%) VMware ESXi
7 45 (1.97%) Virtual Machines
8 43 (1.88%) XenDesktop
9 41 (1.80%) VMware ESX
10 32 (1.40%) Microsoft App-V
11 26 (1.14%) vCloud
11 26 (1.14%) Virtual Desktop
11 26 (1.14%) XenServer
12 24 (1.05%) BitLocker
13 23 (1.01%) NFS
14 17 (0.74%) ISA Server
15 14 (0.61%) Terminal Services
16 13 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
16 13 (0.57%) Sendmail
17 12 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 237 (10.39%) SCCM
2 101 (4.43%) SCOM
3 59 (2.59%) NetBackup
4 56 (2.45%) Puppet
5 48 (2.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 45 (1.97%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 42 (1.84%) WSUS
8 36 (1.58%) Tivoli
9 32 (1.40%) Backup Exec
9 32 (1.40%) Norton AntiVirus
10 26 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
11 24 (1.05%) Ansible
12 23 (1.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 20 (0.88%) AirWatch
13 20 (0.88%) Microsoft Clustering
13 20 (0.88%) Netcool
14 19 (0.83%) Microsoft Intune
15 17 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
15 17 (0.74%) QRadar
16 12 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 847 (37.12%) Microsoft
2 596 (26.12%) VMware
3 279 (12.23%) Oracle
4 276 (12.09%) Citrix
5 247 (10.82%) Cisco
6 205 (8.98%) HP
7 126 (5.52%) Red Hat
8 91 (3.99%) IBM
9 84 (3.68%) Intel Security
10 72 (3.16%) NetApp
11 71 (3.11%) Symantec
12 64 (2.80%) EMC
13 50 (2.19%) Juniper
14 47 (2.06%) SAP
15 45 (1.97%) Remedy
16 42 (1.84%) CheckPoint
17 41 (1.80%) F5
18 39 (1.71%) Dell
19 38 (1.67%) Veritas
20 31 (1.36%) Apple
Reading, Berkshire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Highly competitive day rate
Posted: 12 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £43.28 per hour
Posted: 13 hours ago
Surrey
Networkers
Rate: £10.50 - £17.40 per hour
Posted: 15 hours ago
Lyndhurst, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Comtecs
Rate: £375 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £16.00 - £16.20 per hour
Posted: 15 hours ago
Hampshire
FPSG Connect
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
X4 Group
Rate: £30 - 37 per hour
Posted: 12 hours ago
South East
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £460 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Venn Group
Rate: £167 - £168 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £170 - £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Egham, Surrey
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Caterham, Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £14 - £16 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 6 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £13.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: £600 day or to £110K for permanent
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, Sussex
FDM Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: Market Rates Apply
Posted: 3 days ago
Camberley
Spectrum IT
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 15 days ago
Andover
Spectrum IT
Rate: £100 - £130 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Reading
Seven Principles AG
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 7 days ago