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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 2 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 1662 1502 1190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.10% 17.47% 12.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.95% 71.39% 64.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 835 720 498
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £150 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £301 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.90% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 202 199
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.10 £31.75 £36.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £14.17 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+7.65% -10.06%
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
2446 2104 1857
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.17% 24.47% 19.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1266 1051 830
Average daily rate £325 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £160 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 249 234 241
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -1.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £42.50 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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 24 October 2014.

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 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014. 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 0 473 £325 +1.56% 118
Berkshire -1 334 £300 -25.00% 118
Surrey 0 268 £338 +12.50% 102
Buckinghamshire +1 222 £300 - 61
Oxfordshire +1 108 £350 +7.69% 25
West Sussex 0 90 £330 +10.00% 39
Kent +6 70 £350 -5.40% 28
East Sussex 0 65 £298 +5.30% 13
Middlesex -4 14 £259 -26.97% 3
Sussex -3 4 £285 -24.00% 1
Isle of Wight - 3 £345 -
M4 Corridor +1 2 - -
Thames Valley -4 1 - -
Home Counties - - - -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 1193 (37.47%) Microsoft
2 1166 (36.62%) Active Directory
3 962 (30.21%) Windows 7
4 850 (26.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 717 (22.52%) VMware
6 713 (22.39%) Security Cleared
7 664 (20.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 574 (18.03%) ITIL
9 521 (16.36%) MS Exchange
10 516 (16.21%) MS Office
11 492 (15.45%) SQL
11 492 (15.45%) MS Excel
12 482 (15.14%) Windows XP
13 450 (14.13%) SC Cleared
14 423 (13.29%) SQL Server
15 414 (13.00%) Citrix
16 401 (12.59%) Linux
17 359 (11.28%) Microsoft Certification
18 345 (10.84%) VMware Infrastructure
19 322 (10.11%) Migration
20 318 (9.99%) UNIX
21 317 (9.96%) Windows Server 2012
22 309 (9.70%) Finance
23 293 (9.20%) .NET
24 290 (9.11%) DNS
25 286 (8.98%) HP
26 272 (8.54%) Cisco
27 270 (8.48%) SCCM
28 264 (8.29%) Oracle
29 258 (8.10%) Firewall

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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
1 521 (16.36%) MS Exchange
2 240 (7.54%) IIS
3 202 (6.34%) SharePoint
4 194 (6.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 142 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2003
6 124 (3.89%) Exchange Server 2007
7 101 (3.17%) Lync
8 70 (2.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 56 (1.76%) Apache
9 56 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2013
10 51 (1.60%) BizTalk Server
11 43 (1.35%) IBM Notes
12 41 (1.29%) SharePoint 2013
13 34 (1.07%) WebSphere
14 30 (0.94%) SharePoint Server
15 29 (0.91%) WebLogic
16 20 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
17 19 (0.60%) Tomcat
17 19 (0.60%) Documentum
18 15 (0.47%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 516 (16.21%) MS Office
2 492 (15.45%) MS Excel
3 24 (0.75%) MS Visio
4 20 (0.63%) MS Project
4 20 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.13%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.094%) PaintShop Pro
7 3 (0.094%) Adobe Captivate
7 3 (0.094%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.094%) Fireworks
8 2 (0.063%) DOC1
9 1 (0.031%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.031%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.031%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 32 (1.01%) Oracle EBS
2 21 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.25%) BusinessWorks
4 7 (0.22%) TIBCO iProcess
5 6 (0.19%) assyst
6 5 (0.16%) Staffware
6 5 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.094%) WebTrends
8 3 (0.094%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.094%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.063%) SAP IS-U
9 2 (0.063%) SAP CO
9 2 (0.063%) ResourceLink
9 2 (0.063%) SAP FI
9 2 (0.063%) SAP FI/CO
9 2 (0.063%) Maximo
10 1 (0.031%) Summit
10 1 (0.031%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 89 (2.80%) Office 365
2 71 (2.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (0.79%) SaaS
4 23 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
5 20 (0.63%) IaaS
6 10 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.22%) PaaS
8 5 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.16%) Google App Engine
9 2 (0.063%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.031%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 290 (9.11%) DNS
2 258 (8.10%) Firewall
3 256 (8.04%) TCP/IP
4 255 (8.01%) SAN
5 193 (6.06%) LAN
6 182 (5.72%) WAN
7 170 (5.34%) DHCP
8 142 (4.46%) Internet
9 92 (2.89%) VPN
10 63 (1.98%) SSL
11 57 (1.79%) NAS
12 51 (1.60%) Network Security
13 50 (1.57%) HTTPS
14 47 (1.48%) LDAP
14 47 (1.48%) Wireless
15 45 (1.41%) SMTP
16 41 (1.29%) VoIP
17 36 (1.13%) Wi-Fi
18 35 (1.10%) HTTP
19 34 (1.07%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 423 (13.29%) SQL Server
2 125 (3.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 93 (2.92%) SQL Server 2005
4 77 (2.42%) Oracle Database
5 51 (1.60%) MySQL
6 39 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
7 38 (1.19%) SQL Server 2000
8 28 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
9 25 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 25 (0.79%) Relational Database
10 23 (0.72%) DTS
11 22 (0.69%) EDRMS
12 20 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
13 16 (0.50%) MS Access
14 15 (0.47%) DB2
15 13 (0.41%) IDOL
15 13 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 13 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
16 9 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
16 9 (0.28%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 112 (3.52%) Visual Studio
2 50 (1.57%) MSI
3 48 (1.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 27 (0.85%) Subversion
5 25 (0.79%) QuickTest Pro
5 25 (0.79%) Selenium
6 17 (0.53%) StarTeam
7 16 (0.50%) Ant
8 15 (0.47%) Eclipse
9 14 (0.44%) LoadRunner
10 13 (0.41%) InstallShield
10 13 (0.41%) WebDriver
11 11 (0.35%) NUnit
12 10 (0.31%) Git (software)
12 10 (0.31%) Jenkins
13 9 (0.28%) Wise Package Studio
14 8 (0.25%) CppUnit
14 8 (0.25%) JMeter
14 8 (0.25%) Maven
14 8 (0.25%) JUnit
General
1 309 (9.70%) Finance
2 96 (3.02%) Telecoms
3 43 (1.35%) Banking
4 41 (1.29%) Retail
5 31 (0.97%) Manufacturing
6 28 (0.88%) Military
7 23 (0.72%) Marketing
7 23 (0.72%) Advertising
8 16 (0.50%) Electronics
8 16 (0.50%) Legal
9 15 (0.47%) Back Office
10 12 (0.38%) Aerospace
11 11 (0.35%) Law
11 11 (0.35%) Financial Institution
11 11 (0.35%) Publishing
12 7 (0.22%) Automotive
13 6 (0.19%) Dutch Language
14 5 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.16%) Games
15 4 (0.13%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 563 (17.68%) Analyst
2 318 (9.99%) Support Engineer
3 269 (8.45%) Developer
4 226 (7.10%) Support Analyst
5 177 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
6 171 (5.37%) Consultant
7 161 (5.06%) Desktop Support
8 152 (4.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 140 (4.40%) Administrator
10 136 (4.27%) Service Analyst
11 134 (4.21%) Service Desk Analyst
12 126 (3.96%) 1st Line Support
13 122 (3.83%) Desktop Engineer
14 111 (3.49%) Architect
15 105 (3.30%) Project Manager
16 82 (2.58%) Help Desk Support
17 77 (2.42%) IT Support
18 74 (2.32%) 3rd Line Support
19 72 (2.26%) Systems Administrator
20 70 (2.20%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 293 (9.20%) .NET
2 155 (4.87%) HTML
3 153 (4.81%) ASP.NET
4 139 (4.37%) XML
5 90 (2.83%) CSS
6 83 (2.61%) Web Services
7 68 (2.14%) WCF
8 61 (1.92%) .NET Framework
9 58 (1.82%) jQuery
10 47 (1.48%) Application Packaging
11 40 (1.26%) Ajax
12 39 (1.22%) ASP.NET MVC
13 37 (1.16%) JSP
14 36 (1.13%) WinForms
15 35 (1.10%) XSLT
16 24 (0.75%) HTML5
17 23 (0.72%) J2EE
18 22 (0.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
19 21 (0.66%) SOAP
19 21 (0.66%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 204 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
2 195 (6.12%) Blackberry
3 150 (4.71%) Clustering
4 83 (2.61%) PKI
5 73 (2.29%) Management Information System
6 35 (1.10%) Computer Science
7 33 (1.04%) iPhone
8 32 (1.01%) iPad
9 31 (0.97%) Fat Client
9 31 (0.97%) Thin Client
10 30 (0.94%) Replication
10 30 (0.94%) Open Source
11 23 (0.72%) Client/Server
12 22 (0.69%) Mainframe
12 22 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
13 20 (0.63%) NHS
14 19 (0.60%) Mobile App
15 13 (0.41%) HACMP
15 13 (0.41%) CLARiiON
15 13 (0.41%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 962 (30.21%) Windows 7
2 850 (26.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 664 (20.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 482 (15.14%) Windows XP
5 401 (12.59%) Linux
6 318 (9.99%) UNIX
7 317 (9.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 172 (5.40%) Windows 8
9 123 (3.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 82 (2.58%) Windows 2000
11 79 (2.48%) Windows Vista
12 73 (2.29%) Solaris
13 65 (2.04%) AIX
14 47 (1.48%) Android
15 44 (1.38%) Windows 2000 Server
15 44 (1.38%) Apple iOS
16 40 (1.26%) Windows NT
17 26 (0.82%) Mac OS X
18 19 (0.60%) CentOS
19 18 (0.57%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 574 (18.03%) ITIL
2 322 (10.11%) Migration
3 122 (3.83%) Project Management
3 122 (3.83%) Service Management
4 109 (3.42%) Agile Software Development
5 103 (3.23%) Incident Management
6 94 (2.95%) Change Management
7 93 (2.92%) Service Delivery
7 93 (2.92%) MVC
8 91 (2.86%) Configuration Management
9 74 (2.32%) Disaster Recovery
9 74 (2.32%) Workflow
10 70 (2.20%) Validation
11 63 (1.98%) Software Engineering
11 63 (1.98%) Test Scripting
12 62 (1.95%) PRINCE2
13 60 (1.88%) Time Management
14 57 (1.79%) Performance Tuning
15 56 (1.76%) Root Cause Analysis
16 53 (1.66%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 492 (15.45%) SQL
2 246 (7.73%) C#
3 206 (6.47%) PowerShell
4 162 (5.09%) JavaScript
5 156 (4.90%) VBScript
6 154 (4.84%) Java
7 96 (3.02%) VB
8 81 (2.54%) C
9 77 (2.42%) C++
10 66 (2.07%) T-SQL
11 64 (2.01%) Python
12 58 (1.82%) VB.NET
13 52 (1.63%) Perl
14 47 (1.48%) Shell Script
15 41 (1.29%) Bash Shell
16 39 (1.22%) Korn
17 36 (1.13%) PHP
18 29 (0.91%) PL/SQL
19 21 (0.66%) Ruby
20 17 (0.53%) VB6
Qualifications
1 713 (22.39%) Security Cleared
2 450 (14.13%) SC Cleared
3 359 (11.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 249 (7.82%) DV Cleared
5 237 (7.44%) MCSE
6 138 (4.33%) MCP
7 125 (3.93%) Degree
8 105 (3.30%) Cisco Certification
9 96 (3.02%) CCNA
10 73 (2.29%) MCITP
11 66 (2.07%) MCSA
12 43 (1.35%) CCNP
13 42 (1.32%) MCTS
14 41 (1.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 39 (1.22%) CISSP
16 35 (1.10%) ISTQB
17 31 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
18 29 (0.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 26 (0.82%) ISEB
20 20 (0.63%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 166 (5.21%) SLA
2 44 (1.38%) QA
3 40 (1.26%) PCI DSS
4 16 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (0.28%) BS15000
7 6 (0.19%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.16%) COBIT
9 4 (0.13%) JSP 440
10 3 (0.094%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.094%) BS7799
11 1 (0.031%) CDISC
11 1 (0.031%) P3O
System Software
1 1166 (36.62%) Active Directory
2 345 (10.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 154 (4.84%) Hyper-V
4 141 (4.43%) vSphere
5 122 (3.83%) XenApp
6 95 (2.98%) VMware ESX
7 68 (2.14%) XenDesktop
8 56 (1.76%) VMware ESXi
9 54 (1.70%) Microsoft App-V
10 50 (1.57%) Terminal Services
11 36 (1.13%) ISA Server
12 26 (0.82%) UAG
13 23 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 21 (0.66%) Forefront TMG
15 20 (0.63%) NFS
16 19 (0.60%) Snort
17 16 (0.50%) Xen
17 16 (0.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 16 (0.50%) XenServer
18 14 (0.44%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 270 (8.48%) SCCM
2 93 (2.92%) SCOM
3 75 (2.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 66 (2.07%) Backup Exec
5 56 (1.76%) WSUS
6 53 (1.66%) NetBackup
7 44 (1.38%) HP Quality Center
8 38 (1.19%) McAfee ePO
9 33 (1.04%) Tivoli
10 32 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
11 29 (0.91%) HP SIM
12 27 (0.85%) Nessus
13 26 (0.82%) ARCserve
13 26 (0.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 20 (0.63%) EMC NetWorker
15 18 (0.57%) OVSD
16 17 (0.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
17 16 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
18 15 (0.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
18 15 (0.47%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1193 (37.47%) Microsoft
2 717 (22.52%) VMware
3 414 (13.00%) Citrix
4 286 (8.98%) HP
5 272 (8.54%) Cisco
6 264 (8.29%) Oracle
7 131 (4.11%) Red Hat
8 117 (3.67%) Symantec
9 101 (3.17%) IBM
10 97 (3.05%) EMC
11 87 (2.73%) McAfee
12 70 (2.20%) NetApp
13 59 (1.85%) Remedy
14 56 (1.76%) Lotus
15 53 (1.66%) Apple
16 51 (1.60%) Dell
17 47 (1.48%) SAP
18 45 (1.41%) Juniper
18 45 (1.41%) CA
18 45 (1.41%) Lumension
Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: From £275 to £310 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £12.00 per hour
Posted: 8 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £304.69 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 11 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £140 - £150 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £150 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £1 - £18.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £1 - £999 per annum + (Negotiable)
Posted: Yesterday
Fleet, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £90 - £100 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £15.00 - £17.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
H&R Talent
Rate: From £14 to £16 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £8.50 - £9.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £120 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Connectus
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £12 - £13 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago