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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 2 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 1518 1454 1366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 16.36% 16.86% 13.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.50% 69.24% 68.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 759 697 582
Average daily rate
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£318 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.30% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £153 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 202 226
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.84 £11.60 £11.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.40 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
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
2249 2100 2000
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.23% 24.35% 20.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1140 1057 904
Average daily rate £325 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £175 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 239 254
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.78 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.64% -1.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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 0 417 £325 -0.61% 106
Berkshire +1 348 £325 -13.33% 107
Surrey -1 224 £300 -5.51% 97
Buckinghamshire +2 188 £300 +20.00% 47
Oxfordshire +2 111 £300 -20.00% 31
West Sussex +1 82 £220 -26.66% 20
East Sussex +3 72 £240 -12.72% 11
Kent +1 60 £400 +33.33% 27
Middlesex -11 11 £500 +42.85% 6
Sussex -2 4 £285 -24.00% 1
Thames Valley -2 3 £450 -
Isle of Wight - 1 £435 - 1
M4 Corridor - - - -
Home Counties - - - - 1
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 1151 (36.94%) Microsoft
2 1098 (35.24%) Active Directory
3 959 (30.78%) Windows 7
4 779 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 657 (21.08%) VMware
6 638 (20.47%) Windows Server 2003
7 634 (20.35%) Security Cleared
8 516 (16.56%) MS Office
9 496 (15.92%) Windows XP
10 495 (15.89%) MS Excel
11 482 (15.47%) MS Exchange
12 479 (15.37%) SQL
13 476 (15.28%) ITIL
14 442 (14.18%) SQL Server
15 419 (13.45%) Citrix
16 414 (13.29%) SC Cleared
17 413 (13.25%) Linux
18 343 (11.01%) UNIX
19 332 (10.65%) .NET
20 307 (9.85%) VMware Infrastructure
21 306 (9.82%) Microsoft Certification
22 297 (9.53%) Windows Server 2012
23 296 (9.50%) Migration
24 290 (9.31%) Finance
25 282 (9.05%) DNS
26 279 (8.95%) SCCM
27 278 (8.92%) C#
28 276 (8.86%) Oracle
29 271 (8.70%) HP
30 267 (8.57%) Cisco

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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
1 482 (15.47%) MS Exchange
2 224 (7.19%) IIS
3 194 (6.23%) SharePoint
4 192 (6.16%) Exchange Server 2010
5 119 (3.82%) Exchange Server 2003
6 103 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2007
7 91 (2.92%) Lync
8 65 (2.09%) Apache
9 59 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
10 58 (1.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 56 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2013
12 52 (1.67%) IBM Notes
13 47 (1.51%) SharePoint Server
14 39 (1.25%) WebSphere
15 36 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
16 35 (1.12%) WebLogic
17 21 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
18 20 (0.64%) Tomcat
18 20 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
18 20 (0.64%) Documentum
Applications
1 516 (16.56%) MS Office
2 495 (15.89%) MS Excel
3 25 (0.80%) MS Visio
4 23 (0.74%) MS Project
5 22 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
6 14 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.19%) PaintShop Pro
8 5 (0.16%) Adobe Captivate
8 5 (0.16%) Fireworks
9 4 (0.13%) AutoCAD
9 4 (0.13%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.064%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.032%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.032%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 36 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
2 21 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 9 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
5 8 (0.26%) TIBCO iProcess
6 6 (0.19%) Staffware
7 4 (0.13%) assyst
7 4 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.096%) WebTrends
8 3 (0.096%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.096%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.096%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.064%) SAP IS-U
9 2 (0.064%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.064%) Academy Housing
9 2 (0.064%) arcHouse
9 2 (0.064%) Oracle 11i
9 2 (0.064%) SAP FI
9 2 (0.064%) SAP FI/CO
9 2 (0.064%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 78 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 78 (2.50%) Office 365
2 32 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (0.67%) SaaS
4 17 (0.55%) IaaS
5 11 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.16%) Google App Engine
8 4 (0.13%) PaaS
9 3 (0.096%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.032%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 282 (9.05%) DNS
2 255 (8.18%) TCP/IP
3 253 (8.12%) SAN
4 233 (7.48%) Firewall
5 186 (5.97%) LAN
6 174 (5.58%) WAN
7 162 (5.20%) DHCP
8 138 (4.43%) Internet
9 100 (3.21%) VPN
10 68 (2.18%) LDAP
11 62 (1.99%) SSL
12 54 (1.73%) HTTPS
13 47 (1.51%) HTTP
14 45 (1.44%) Network Security
14 45 (1.44%) NAS
15 44 (1.41%) VoIP
16 41 (1.32%) SMTP
17 37 (1.19%) Wireless
18 35 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
19 29 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 442 (14.18%) SQL Server
2 132 (4.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 104 (3.34%) SQL Server 2005
4 88 (2.82%) Oracle Database
5 52 (1.67%) MySQL
6 40 (1.28%) DTS
7 38 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
7 38 (1.22%) SQL Server 2000
8 32 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
9 26 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 25 (0.80%) Oracle Database 10g
11 23 (0.74%) Relational Database
12 22 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
13 17 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
13 17 (0.55%) OLAP
14 15 (0.48%) DB2
15 14 (0.45%) MS Access
15 14 (0.45%) EDRMS
15 14 (0.45%) IDOL
16 12 (0.39%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 133 (4.27%) Visual Studio
2 79 (2.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 54 (1.73%) MSI
4 36 (1.16%) QuickTest Pro
5 26 (0.83%) Selenium
6 22 (0.71%) LoadRunner
7 21 (0.67%) Subversion
8 16 (0.51%) StarTeam
8 16 (0.51%) Eclipse
9 14 (0.45%) InstallShield
10 12 (0.39%) TestDirector
10 12 (0.39%) Ant
10 12 (0.39%) WebDriver
11 11 (0.35%) Wise Package Studio
11 11 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 11 (0.35%) Toad
12 10 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 9 (0.29%) JUnit
13 9 (0.29%) Jenkins
14 8 (0.26%) Git (software)
General
1 290 (9.31%) Finance
2 110 (3.53%) Telecoms
3 43 (1.38%) Banking
4 38 (1.22%) Retail
5 34 (1.09%) Marketing
6 31 (0.99%) Manufacturing
7 25 (0.80%) Military
8 23 (0.74%) Advertising
9 18 (0.58%) Electronics
10 15 (0.48%) Aerospace
10 15 (0.48%) Legal
11 13 (0.42%) Back Office
12 12 (0.39%) Law
13 11 (0.35%) Financial Institution
13 11 (0.35%) Games
14 9 (0.29%) Publishing
14 9 (0.29%) Automotive
15 7 (0.22%) Dutch Language
15 7 (0.22%) Local Government
16 6 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 538 (17.27%) Analyst
2 298 (9.56%) Support Engineer
3 297 (9.53%) Developer
4 201 (6.45%) Support Analyst
5 195 (6.26%) Consultant
6 160 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support
7 157 (5.04%) Desktop Support
8 135 (4.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 132 (4.24%) Administrator
10 126 (4.04%) Service Analyst
11 124 (3.98%) Service Desk Analyst
12 116 (3.72%) Desktop Engineer
13 114 (3.66%) 1st Line Support
14 113 (3.63%) Architect
15 109 (3.50%) Project Manager
16 80 (2.57%) Help Desk Support
17 79 (2.54%) .NET Developer
18 73 (2.34%) 3rd Line Support
19 71 (2.28%) Help Desk Analyst
20 68 (2.18%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 332 (10.65%) .NET
2 177 (5.68%) ASP.NET
3 154 (4.94%) HTML
4 153 (4.91%) XML
5 97 (3.11%) Web Services
6 93 (2.98%) CSS
7 88 (2.82%) WCF
8 69 (2.21%) .NET Framework
9 58 (1.86%) jQuery
10 56 (1.80%) Application Packaging
11 49 (1.57%) XSLT
12 46 (1.48%) JSP
13 41 (1.32%) WPF
14 38 (1.22%) ASP.NET MVC
15 36 (1.16%) Ajax
16 29 (0.93%) SOAP
17 28 (0.90%) J2EE
18 26 (0.83%) HTML5
19 25 (0.80%) LINQ
20 24 (0.77%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 200 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
2 192 (6.16%) Blackberry
3 129 (4.14%) Clustering
4 74 (2.37%) Management Information System
5 60 (1.93%) PKI
6 40 (1.28%) Computer Science
7 33 (1.06%) Fat Client
7 33 (1.06%) iPhone
7 33 (1.06%) Thin Client
8 31 (0.99%) Replication
9 30 (0.96%) Client/Server
10 29 (0.93%) iPad
11 22 (0.71%) Open Source
12 20 (0.64%) Video Conferencing
13 19 (0.61%) NHS
14 18 (0.58%) Mainframe
15 15 (0.48%) Mobile App
16 14 (0.45%) User Experience
16 14 (0.45%) DTV
17 13 (0.42%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 959 (30.78%) Windows 7
2 779 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 638 (20.47%) Windows Server 2003
4 496 (15.92%) Windows XP
5 413 (13.25%) Linux
6 343 (11.01%) UNIX
7 297 (9.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 172 (5.52%) Windows 8
9 101 (3.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 95 (3.05%) Windows 2000
11 89 (2.86%) Solaris
12 70 (2.25%) AIX
13 64 (2.05%) Windows Vista
14 45 (1.44%) Apple iOS
15 44 (1.41%) Android
15 44 (1.41%) Windows 2000 Server
16 32 (1.03%) Windows NT
17 20 (0.64%) Windows Phone
18 18 (0.58%) Windows Mobile
19 17 (0.55%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 476 (15.28%) ITIL
2 296 (9.50%) Migration
3 129 (4.14%) Agile Software Development
4 116 (3.72%) Service Management
5 114 (3.66%) Project Management
6 93 (2.98%) MVC
6 93 (2.98%) Incident Management
7 90 (2.89%) Change Management
8 88 (2.82%) Configuration Management
9 81 (2.60%) Service Delivery
10 80 (2.57%) Workflow
11 76 (2.44%) Software Engineering
12 74 (2.37%) Disaster Recovery
13 71 (2.28%) PRINCE2
14 68 (2.18%) Test Scripting
15 64 (2.05%) Scrum
16 59 (1.89%) Validation
17 57 (1.83%) Performance Tuning
18 56 (1.80%) Time Management
19 52 (1.67%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 479 (15.37%) SQL
2 278 (8.92%) C#
3 173 (5.55%) JavaScript
4 172 (5.52%) Java
5 159 (5.10%) PowerShell
6 130 (4.17%) VBScript
7 96 (3.08%) VB
8 91 (2.92%) C
9 88 (2.82%) C++
10 74 (2.37%) T-SQL
11 64 (2.05%) Python
12 60 (1.93%) VB.NET
13 54 (1.73%) Perl
14 45 (1.44%) Shell Script
15 40 (1.28%) Bash Shell
16 36 (1.16%) PL/SQL
17 35 (1.12%) PHP
18 34 (1.09%) Korn
19 23 (0.74%) Ruby
20 20 (0.64%) VB6
Qualifications
1 634 (20.35%) Security Cleared
2 414 (13.29%) SC Cleared
3 306 (9.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 219 (7.03%) DV Cleared
5 199 (6.39%) MCSE
6 130 (4.17%) Degree
7 107 (3.43%) MCP
8 100 (3.21%) Cisco Certification
9 83 (2.66%) CCNA
10 55 (1.77%) MCITP
11 49 (1.57%) CCNP
11 49 (1.57%) MCSA
12 47 (1.51%) MCTS
13 44 (1.41%) ISTQB
14 43 (1.38%) CISSP
15 41 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 38 (1.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 34 (1.09%) ISEB
18 29 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
19 18 (0.58%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 152 (4.88%) SLA
2 40 (1.28%) QA
3 28 (0.90%) PCI DSS
4 16 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 11 (0.35%) BS15000
7 8 (0.26%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.16%) COBIT
9 3 (0.096%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.096%) BS7799
10 2 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1098 (35.24%) Active Directory
2 307 (9.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 138 (4.43%) Hyper-V
3 138 (4.43%) vSphere
4 121 (3.88%) XenApp
5 80 (2.57%) VMware ESX
6 63 (2.02%) XenDesktop
6 63 (2.02%) VMware ESXi
7 61 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
8 54 (1.73%) Terminal Services
9 29 (0.93%) ISA Server
10 24 (0.77%) UAG
11 22 (0.71%) NFS
12 18 (0.58%) Xen
13 17 (0.55%) Snort
13 17 (0.55%) XenServer
14 14 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 14 (0.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 14 (0.45%) Nmap
15 13 (0.42%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 279 (8.95%) SCCM
2 88 (2.82%) SCOM
3 68 (2.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 65 (2.09%) HP Quality Center
5 56 (1.80%) NetBackup
5 56 (1.80%) Backup Exec
6 53 (1.70%) WSUS
7 37 (1.19%) Tivoli
7 37 (1.19%) McAfee ePO
8 30 (0.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 30 (0.96%) Norton AntiVirus
9 27 (0.87%) Nessus
10 25 (0.80%) WMI
10 25 (0.80%) HP SIM
11 21 (0.67%) ARCserve
11 21 (0.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 17 (0.55%) MOM
13 15 (0.48%) EMC NetWorker
13 15 (0.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 14 (0.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1151 (36.94%) Microsoft
2 657 (21.08%) VMware
3 419 (13.45%) Citrix
4 276 (8.86%) Oracle
5 271 (8.70%) HP
6 267 (8.57%) Cisco
7 113 (3.63%) IBM
8 112 (3.59%) Red Hat
9 106 (3.40%) Symantec
10 94 (3.02%) EMC
11 73 (2.34%) NetApp
12 70 (2.25%) McAfee
13 65 (2.09%) Lotus
14 49 (1.57%) Dell
14 49 (1.57%) SAP
15 48 (1.54%) Remedy
16 46 (1.48%) Apple
16 46 (1.48%) Juniper
17 44 (1.41%) CheckPoint
18 36 (1.16%) Intel
Buckinghamshire
Proteus Europe
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 15 hours ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 15 hours ago
West Sussex
Code Red Associates
Rate: £200 to £220 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 20 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £200 - £270 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 21 hours ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
Computer Network Defence
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Excellent Market Rates
Posted: 22 hours ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 22 hours ago
West Sussex
Gold Group
Rate: £14 - £16 per hour
Posted: 22 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £10 - £14 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £350.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: From £0 to £1 per day £competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Hook, Hampshire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £300 to £330 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Rate: Flexible Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £398.81 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday