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 4 May 2015 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 1602 1646 1365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 16.14% 17.70% 16.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.47% 69.39% 71.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 769 793 615
Average daily rate
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£350 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £125 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 212 217
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 £11.35 £11.54 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £33.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.50 £15.33
% change year-on-year
-1.61% +1.14%
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
2485 2372 1896
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.03% 25.51% 22.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1265 1174 889
Average daily rate £365 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £138 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 241 251
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.15% -0.78%

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 4 May 2015.

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 4 May 2015.

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 4 May 2015. 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 0 437 £360 +14.43% 96
Berkshire -3 376 £375 +20.96% 128
Surrey -3 213 £363 +11.53% 83
Buckinghamshire -3 172 £375 +40.18% 42
Oxfordshire +1 167 £346 +35.78% 28
West Sussex -3 117 £340 +1.49% 17
East Sussex -3 65 £300 +33.33% 10
Kent -2 38 £180 -44.61% 22
Middlesex +1 15 £325 -7.14% 3
Isle of Wight - 3 - -
Home Counties +8 2 - -
Sussex -6 2 £275 -6.77% 1
M4 Corridor 0 1 £500 -
Thames Valley 0 1 - -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 1113 (36.78%) Active Directory
2 1094 (36.15%) Microsoft
3 860 (28.42%) Windows 7
4 803 (26.54%) VMware
5 787 (26.01%) Windows Server 2008
6 745 (24.62%) Security Cleared
7 545 (18.01%) Linux
8 508 (16.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 495 (16.36%) SC Cleared
10 494 (16.33%) ITIL
11 484 (15.99%) SQL
12 443 (14.64%) VMware Infrastructure
13 423 (13.98%) Windows Server 2012
14 413 (13.65%) MS Office
15 397 (13.12%) MS Excel
16 378 (12.49%) SCCM
17 376 (12.43%) MS Exchange
18 359 (11.86%) HP
19 357 (11.80%) Migration
20 328 (10.84%) SQL Server
21 319 (10.54%) Windows XP
22 304 (10.05%) Citrix
23 299 (9.88%) Firewall
24 298 (9.85%) PowerShell
25 295 (9.75%) DNS
26 286 (9.45%) UNIX
27 284 (9.39%) Cisco
28 275 (9.09%) SAN
29 263 (8.69%) Finance
30 257 (8.49%) Oracle

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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
1 376 (12.43%) MS Exchange
2 185 (6.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 177 (5.85%) SharePoint
4 176 (5.82%) IIS
5 94 (3.11%) Lync
6 79 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2007
7 71 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2003
8 50 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2013
9 45 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
9 45 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 44 (1.45%) WebLogic
11 40 (1.32%) Apache
12 37 (1.22%) WebSphere
13 35 (1.16%) IBM Notes
14 31 (1.02%) SharePoint Server
15 30 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
16 29 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
17 23 (0.76%) CMS
18 19 (0.63%) OpenStack
18 19 (0.63%) Tomcat
Applications
1 413 (13.65%) MS Office
2 397 (13.12%) MS Excel
3 75 (2.48%) MS Visio
4 34 (1.12%) MS Project
5 15 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
6 12 (0.40%) PaintShop Pro
7 8 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.066%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.066%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.066%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.066%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.033%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.033%) InDesign
9 1 (0.033%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 28 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
3 12 (0.40%) assyst
4 7 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (0.23%) Maximo
5 4 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.13%) Primavera
5 4 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.099%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.099%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.066%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.066%) CODA-Financials
7 2 (0.066%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.033%) Agresso
8 1 (0.033%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.033%) Remedy AR System
8 1 (0.033%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.033%) Academy Housing
Cloud Services
1 118 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 93 (3.07%) Office 365
3 92 (3.04%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
5 21 (0.69%) Heroku
6 16 (0.53%) SaaS
7 13 (0.43%) PaaS
7 13 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
8 12 (0.40%) IaaS
9 6 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (0.099%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.099%) Mimecast
11 3 (0.099%) Yammer
11 3 (0.099%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.066%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.066%) Route 53
12 2 (0.066%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.033%) GitHub
13 1 (0.033%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 299 (9.88%) Firewall
2 295 (9.75%) DNS
3 275 (9.09%) SAN
4 214 (7.07%) WAN
5 200 (6.61%) TCP/IP
6 199 (6.58%) LAN
7 170 (5.62%) DHCP
8 134 (4.43%) VPN
9 86 (2.84%) Internet
10 71 (2.35%) VoIP
11 59 (1.95%) SSL
12 55 (1.82%) Network Security
13 51 (1.69%) iSCSI
14 50 (1.65%) Fibre Channel
14 50 (1.65%) SMTP
14 50 (1.65%) HTTP
15 48 (1.59%) Wireless
16 47 (1.55%) NAS
17 40 (1.32%) MPLS
18 35 (1.16%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 328 (10.84%) SQL Server
2 85 (2.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 73 (2.41%) Oracle Database
4 62 (2.05%) SQL Server 2012
5 59 (1.95%) MySQL
6 48 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
7 35 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 34 (1.12%) Relational Database
9 32 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
9 32 (1.06%) DB2
10 31 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
11 27 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 26 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
13 25 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 23 (0.76%) MongoDB
15 21 (0.69%) SQL Server 2000
16 19 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
17 14 (0.46%) Oracle Database 10g
18 11 (0.36%) Apache Cassandra
19 10 (0.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 76 (2.51%) Jenkins
2 75 (2.48%) Visual Studio
3 70 (2.31%) MSI
4 65 (2.15%) Git (software)
5 49 (1.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 47 (1.55%) Subversion
7 39 (1.29%) StarTeam
8 38 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
9 24 (0.79%) NUnit
10 23 (0.76%) JIRA
11 22 (0.73%) ClearCase
12 21 (0.69%) Cucumber
13 20 (0.66%) Ant
14 19 (0.63%) TeamCity
14 19 (0.63%) CruiseControl
15 16 (0.53%) MSBuild
16 15 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
16 15 (0.50%) Selenium
17 14 (0.46%) GoogleTest
17 14 (0.46%) CppUnit
General
1 263 (8.69%) Finance
2 94 (3.11%) Telecoms
3 40 (1.32%) Retail
4 35 (1.16%) Banking
5 29 (0.96%) Manufacturing
6 24 (0.79%) Military
7 22 (0.73%) Back Office
8 21 (0.69%) Marketing
9 17 (0.56%) Financial Institution
10 13 (0.43%) Electronics
11 12 (0.40%) Legal
12 11 (0.36%) Automotive
12 11 (0.36%) Publishing
13 9 (0.30%) Advertising
13 9 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.20%) Multimedia
15 5 (0.17%) Spanish Language
16 4 (0.13%) Local Government
16 4 (0.13%) Online Betting
16 4 (0.13%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 418 (13.81%) Analyst
2 286 (9.45%) Support Engineer
3 256 (8.46%) Developer
4 207 (6.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 165 (5.45%) Architect
6 164 (5.42%) Support Analyst
7 148 (4.89%) Consultant
8 142 (4.69%) Administrator
9 141 (4.66%) 2nd Line Support
10 121 (4.00%) Desktop Support
11 103 (3.40%) Service Analyst
11 103 (3.40%) Service Desk Analyst
12 102 (3.37%) 1st Line Support
13 99 (3.27%) 3rd Line Support
14 95 (3.14%) Project Manager
15 93 (3.07%) Desktop Engineer
16 86 (2.84%) Server Engineer
16 86 (2.84%) Wintel Engineer
17 83 (2.74%) IT Support
18 79 (2.61%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 231 (7.63%) .NET
2 126 (4.16%) HTML
3 108 (3.57%) ASP.NET
4 104 (3.44%) XML
5 78 (2.58%) Web Services
6 75 (2.48%) Application Packaging
7 66 (2.18%) .NET Framework
8 59 (1.95%) CSS
9 44 (1.45%) Middleware
9 44 (1.45%) jQuery
10 39 (1.29%) ASP.NET MVC
11 38 (1.26%) AngularJS
12 29 (0.96%) J2EE
12 29 (0.96%) Ruby on Rails
13 26 (0.86%) WCF
14 24 (0.79%) XSLT
15 23 (0.76%) Ajax
16 22 (0.73%) SOAP
16 22 (0.73%) Entity Framework
17 16 (0.53%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 144 (4.76%) Clustering
2 132 (4.36%) Analytical Skills
3 110 (3.64%) Blackberry
4 63 (2.08%) Management Information System
5 56 (1.85%) PKI
6 48 (1.59%) Client/Server
6 48 (1.59%) Replication
7 44 (1.45%) Computer Science
8 41 (1.35%) NHS
9 34 (1.12%) Open Source
10 23 (0.76%) Private Cloud
11 22 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
12 20 (0.66%) User Experience
13 19 (0.63%) N-Tier
14 18 (0.59%) Enterprise Storage
15 17 (0.56%) Mobile App
15 17 (0.56%) Mainframe
16 16 (0.53%) EqualLogic
17 15 (0.50%) iSeries
17 15 (0.50%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 860 (28.42%) Windows 7
2 787 (26.01%) Windows Server 2008
3 545 (18.01%) Linux
4 508 (16.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 423 (13.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 319 (10.54%) Windows XP
7 286 (9.45%) UNIX
8 121 (4.00%) Windows 8
9 102 (3.37%) AIX
10 82 (2.71%) Solaris
11 75 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 52 (1.72%) Mac OS X
13 50 (1.65%) Windows Vista
14 45 (1.49%) Android
15 43 (1.42%) Windows 2000 Server
16 37 (1.22%) Windows 2000
17 28 (0.93%) CentOS
18 27 (0.89%) Windows Phone
18 27 (0.89%) Apple iOS
19 23 (0.76%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 494 (16.33%) ITIL
2 357 (11.80%) Migration
3 195 (6.44%) Configuration Management
3 195 (6.44%) Agile Software Development
4 109 (3.60%) Service Management
5 102 (3.37%) Project Management
6 101 (3.34%) Change Management
7 95 (3.14%) Continuous Integration
8 86 (2.84%) Disaster Recovery
9 81 (2.68%) Incident Management
10 79 (2.61%) Scrum
11 73 (2.41%) OO
11 73 (2.41%) Service Delivery
12 69 (2.28%) Software Engineering
13 64 (2.12%) PRINCE2
14 62 (2.05%) CRM
15 61 (2.02%) Performance Monitoring
16 58 (1.92%) DevOps
17 56 (1.85%) MVC
18 55 (1.82%) UML
Programming Languages
1 484 (15.99%) SQL
2 298 (9.85%) PowerShell
3 201 (6.64%) C#
4 135 (4.46%) VBScript
5 133 (4.40%) Java
6 115 (3.80%) JavaScript
7 107 (3.54%) C++
8 106 (3.50%) Python
9 101 (3.34%) VB
10 85 (2.81%) Shell Script
11 72 (2.38%) C
12 63 (2.08%) Perl
13 56 (1.85%) Ruby
14 32 (1.06%) T-SQL
15 31 (1.02%) Bash Shell
16 29 (0.96%) VB.NET
17 23 (0.76%) PHP
18 22 (0.73%) PL/SQL
19 18 (0.59%) Korn
20 16 (0.53%) Go
Qualifications
1 745 (24.62%) Security Cleared
2 495 (16.36%) SC Cleared
3 255 (8.43%) DV Cleared
4 243 (8.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 150 (4.96%) MCSE
6 137 (4.53%) Degree
7 95 (3.14%) Cisco Certification
8 89 (2.94%) MCP
9 80 (2.64%) MCITP
10 77 (2.54%) CCNA
11 56 (1.85%) MCSA
12 42 (1.39%) MCTS
13 30 (0.99%) CCNP
14 26 (0.86%) ISEB
14 26 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
15 24 (0.79%) ISTQB
15 24 (0.79%) CISSP
16 23 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 14 (0.46%) A+ Certification
18 13 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (3.54%) SLA
2 38 (1.26%) QA
3 19 (0.63%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.30%) COBIT
5 5 (0.17%) COSO
5 5 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 4 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.13%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.13%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.099%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.066%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.033%) ISO/IEC 14443
9 1 (0.033%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.033%) P3O
9 1 (0.033%) BS15000
System Software
1 1113 (36.78%) Active Directory
2 443 (14.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 223 (7.37%) Hyper-V
4 154 (5.09%) vSphere
5 86 (2.84%) Microsoft App-V
6 80 (2.64%) XenApp
7 66 (2.18%) VMware ESX
8 56 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
9 51 (1.69%) XenDesktop
10 36 (1.19%) Terminal Services
11 24 (0.79%) Firmware
12 18 (0.59%) ISA Server
13 16 (0.53%) UAG
14 15 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 14 (0.46%) NFS
15 14 (0.46%) Samba
15 14 (0.46%) DFS Replication
16 11 (0.36%) XenServer
16 11 (0.36%) GPFS
17 10 (0.33%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 378 (12.49%) SCCM
2 107 (3.54%) SCOM
3 106 (3.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 82 (2.71%) Puppet
5 55 (1.82%) Tivoli
6 35 (1.16%) WSUS
7 34 (1.12%) Nagios
8 32 (1.06%) SCSM
9 30 (0.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 27 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
11 24 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
12 20 (0.66%) Vagrant
13 19 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
14 18 (0.59%) WMI
14 18 (0.59%) HP Data Protector
14 18 (0.59%) Backup Exec
14 18 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
15 17 (0.56%) AirWatch
16 16 (0.53%) NetBackup
17 14 (0.46%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 1094 (36.15%) Microsoft
2 803 (26.54%) VMware
3 359 (11.86%) HP
4 304 (10.05%) Citrix
5 284 (9.39%) Cisco
6 257 (8.49%) Oracle
7 109 (3.60%) IBM
8 108 (3.57%) McAfee
9 93 (3.07%) Red Hat
10 89 (2.94%) NetApp
11 65 (2.15%) CheckPoint
12 63 (2.08%) Dell
13 61 (2.02%) EMC
14 60 (1.98%) Remedy
15 57 (1.88%) Symantec
16 47 (1.55%) Veritas
17 45 (1.49%) Apple
17 45 (1.49%) Juniper
18 40 (1.32%) SAP
19 39 (1.29%) 3PAR
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