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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 1446 1517 1462
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 14.59% 16.59% 16.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.81% 67.94% 69.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 774 770 706
Average daily rate
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£338 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £304 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.90% -3.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 201 197
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.88 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.73% -
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
2378 2233 2111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.00% 24.42% 24.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1279 1121 1062
Average daily rate £355 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 232 223 239
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.42% -7.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -3 376 £363 +11.53% 90
Berkshire -5 298 £355 +9.23% 93
Surrey -1 237 £350 +13.82% 111
Buckinghamshire -2 181 £375 +25.00% 49
Oxfordshire -2 136 £288 +6.48% 45
West Sussex -5 86 £298 +33.70% 15
East Sussex -1 61 £325 +35.41% 14
Kent -6 43 £344 -1.78% 23
Middlesex +13 20 £370 -26.00%
Sussex +7 6 £363 -
Isle of Wight - 2 £104 -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1101 (37.60%) Microsoft
2 1093 (37.33%) Active Directory
3 843 (28.79%) VMware
4 785 (26.81%) Windows 7
5 764 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 578 (19.74%) Security Cleared
7 548 (18.72%) Linux
8 528 (18.03%) SQL
9 497 (16.97%) ITIL
10 493 (16.84%) Windows Server 2012
11 483 (16.50%) VMware Infrastructure
12 442 (15.10%) SQL Server
13 433 (14.79%) Windows Server 2003
14 413 (14.11%) MS Excel
15 407 (13.90%) MS Exchange
16 405 (13.83%) MS Office
17 388 (13.25%) Citrix
18 371 (12.67%) SC Cleared
19 334 (11.41%) SCCM
20 331 (11.30%) Finance
21 318 (10.86%) Migration
22 308 (10.52%) PowerShell
23 299 (10.21%) DNS
24 285 (9.73%) UNIX
25 282 (9.63%) Oracle
26 261 (8.91%) SAN
26 261 (8.91%) Firewall
27 257 (8.78%) Data Centre
28 255 (8.71%) .NET
28 255 (8.71%) Windows XP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 407 (13.90%) MS Exchange
2 227 (7.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 196 (6.69%) IIS
4 164 (5.60%) SharePoint
5 124 (4.23%) Lync
6 117 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 83 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2013
8 52 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2003
9 47 (1.61%) WebLogic
9 47 (1.61%) Apache
10 44 (1.50%) WebSphere
11 35 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
12 32 (1.09%) Tomcat
13 24 (0.82%) JBoss
14 21 (0.72%) CMS
15 18 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 18 (0.61%) IBM Notes
15 18 (0.61%) SAS
16 15 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
17 14 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 413 (14.11%) MS Excel
2 405 (13.83%) MS Office
3 75 (2.56%) MS Visio
4 56 (1.91%) MS Project
5 28 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
6 13 (0.44%) PaintShop Pro
7 9 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.20%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.10%) AutoCAD
11 2 (0.068%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.068%) Fireworks
11 2 (0.068%) Siemens NX
11 2 (0.068%) GIMP
12 1 (0.034%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.034%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.034%) InDesign
12 1 (0.034%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 28 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.51%) Oracle BPM
3 11 (0.38%) Maximo
4 7 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.10%) SAP CCM
7 3 (0.10%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.10%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.068%) CODA-Financials
8 2 (0.068%) Teamcenter
8 2 (0.068%) assyst
9 1 (0.034%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.034%) Oracle Cash Management
9 1 (0.034%) Oracle Assets
9 1 (0.034%) Oracle iRecruitment
9 1 (0.034%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 133 (4.54%) Office 365
2 126 (4.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 77 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
4 30 (1.02%) IaaS
5 29 (0.99%) SaaS
6 24 (0.82%) PaaS
7 7 (0.24%) Heroku
7 7 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 5 (0.17%) OneDrive
8 5 (0.17%) Yammer
8 5 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.10%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.034%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.034%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.034%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 299 (10.21%) DNS
2 261 (8.91%) SAN
2 261 (8.91%) Firewall
3 202 (6.90%) LAN
4 201 (6.86%) WAN
5 189 (6.45%) DHCP
5 189 (6.45%) TCP/IP
6 119 (4.06%) VPN
7 81 (2.77%) Internet
8 72 (2.46%) NAS
9 61 (2.08%) Wireless
10 54 (1.84%) VLAN
11 52 (1.78%) Network Security
12 50 (1.71%) MPLS
13 49 (1.67%) SSL
13 49 (1.67%) HTTP
14 47 (1.61%) Fibre Channel
15 40 (1.37%) VoIP
16 34 (1.16%) NetScaler
17 33 (1.13%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 442 (15.10%) SQL Server
2 106 (3.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 94 (3.21%) Oracle Database
4 86 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
5 67 (2.29%) SQL Server 2005
6 66 (2.25%) DB2
7 64 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 57 (1.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 51 (1.74%) Oracle Database 11g
9 51 (1.74%) MySQL
10 48 (1.64%) Relational Database
11 43 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 38 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
13 35 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
14 32 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
15 26 (0.89%) Oracle Database 10g
16 20 (0.68%) Oracle Database 12c
17 16 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
18 15 (0.51%) SQL Server 2000
19 14 (0.48%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 82 (2.80%) Visual Studio
2 76 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 67 (2.29%) Git (software)
4 54 (1.84%) MSI
5 52 (1.78%) Jenkins
6 31 (1.06%) Subversion
6 31 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 21 (0.72%) Cucumber
7 21 (0.72%) MSBuild
8 20 (0.68%) Selenium
9 19 (0.65%) Maven
10 17 (0.58%) StarTeam
10 17 (0.58%) Eclipse
11 16 (0.55%) Ant
12 14 (0.48%) JIRA
13 13 (0.44%) TeamCity
14 10 (0.34%) NUnit
15 9 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 9 (0.31%) MSTest
15 9 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 331 (11.30%) Finance
2 85 (2.90%) Telecoms
3 49 (1.67%) Banking
4 46 (1.57%) Back Office
5 37 (1.26%) Retail
6 28 (0.96%) Military
7 22 (0.75%) Financial Institution
8 17 (0.58%) Manufacturing
8 17 (0.58%) Marketing
9 14 (0.48%) Legal
10 12 (0.41%) Publishing
10 12 (0.41%) Electronics
11 10 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
11 10 (0.34%) Online Betting
12 9 (0.31%) French Language
12 9 (0.31%) Automotive
13 8 (0.27%) Billing
14 7 (0.24%) Local Government
14 7 (0.24%) Spanish Language
14 7 (0.24%) Law
Job Titles
1 451 (15.40%) Analyst
2 304 (10.38%) Support Engineer
3 224 (7.65%) Developer
4 189 (6.45%) Architect
5 182 (6.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 163 (5.57%) Administrator
7 158 (5.40%) Support Analyst
8 156 (5.33%) 2nd Line Support
9 151 (5.16%) Consultant
10 133 (4.54%) Desktop Support
11 113 (3.86%) Project Manager
12 111 (3.79%) Service Analyst
13 107 (3.65%) Service Desk Analyst
14 105 (3.59%) Desktop Engineer
15 102 (3.48%) 3rd Line Support
16 94 (3.21%) Infrastructure Architect
17 77 (2.63%) Server Engineer
18 74 (2.53%) Systems Administrator
18 74 (2.53%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
19 73 (2.49%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 255 (8.71%) .NET
2 109 (3.72%) HTML
3 94 (3.21%) ASP.NET
4 82 (2.80%) XML
5 63 (2.15%) Web Services
6 60 (2.05%) CSS
7 56 (1.91%) Application Packaging
8 50 (1.71%) .NET Framework
8 50 (1.71%) jQuery
9 47 (1.61%) Middleware
10 34 (1.16%) J2EE
11 30 (1.02%) Ajax
12 27 (0.92%) WCF
13 26 (0.89%) SOAP
13 26 (0.89%) ASP.NET MVC
14 24 (0.82%) HTML5
14 24 (0.82%) AngularJS
14 24 (0.82%) JMS
15 22 (0.75%) WPF
16 21 (0.72%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 257 (8.78%) Data Centre
2 173 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
3 126 (4.30%) Clustering
4 86 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 66 (2.25%) Client/Server
6 62 (2.12%) Blackberry
7 50 (1.71%) Replication
8 42 (1.43%) AS400
9 39 (1.33%) NHS
9 39 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
10 33 (1.13%) Mainframe
10 33 (1.13%) iSeries
11 30 (1.02%) PKI
12 26 (0.89%) Computer Science
13 25 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
14 22 (0.75%) User Experience
15 20 (0.68%) EqualLogic
15 20 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
16 19 (0.65%) Mathematics
17 18 (0.61%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 785 (26.81%) Windows 7
2 764 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 548 (18.72%) Linux
4 493 (16.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 433 (14.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 285 (9.73%) UNIX
7 255 (8.71%) Windows XP
8 150 (5.12%) Windows 8
9 106 (3.62%) Solaris
10 91 (3.11%) AIX
11 71 (2.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 33 (1.13%) Windows Vista
13 31 (1.06%) Android
14 25 (0.85%) Windows 2000 Server
14 25 (0.85%) Mac OS X
15 24 (0.82%) HPUX
15 24 (0.82%) Apple iOS
16 22 (0.75%) Windows 2000
17 16 (0.55%) MVS
17 16 (0.55%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 497 (16.97%) ITIL
2 318 (10.86%) Migration
3 181 (6.18%) Agile Software Development
4 153 (5.23%) Project Management
5 142 (4.85%) Configuration Management
6 123 (4.20%) Change Management
7 113 (3.86%) Incident Management
8 98 (3.35%) Disaster Recovery
9 94 (3.21%) Scrum
10 82 (2.80%) Software Engineering
11 79 (2.70%) Service Management
12 77 (2.63%) PRINCE2
13 76 (2.60%) Continuous Integration
14 68 (2.32%) OO
15 65 (2.22%) Business Intelligence
16 63 (2.15%) Load Balancing
17 61 (2.08%) Service Delivery
18 59 (2.02%) CRM
19 56 (1.91%) Capacity Management
20 55 (1.88%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 528 (18.03%) SQL
2 308 (10.52%) PowerShell
3 221 (7.55%) C#
4 134 (4.58%) Java
5 130 (4.44%) C++
6 116 (3.96%) JavaScript
7 103 (3.52%) VBScript
8 95 (3.24%) Perl
9 77 (2.63%) VB
9 77 (2.63%) Python
10 63 (2.15%) T-SQL
11 59 (2.02%) Shell Script
12 50 (1.71%) C
13 40 (1.37%) Bash Shell
14 28 (0.96%) Ruby
15 23 (0.79%) Korn
16 19 (0.65%) VB.NET
17 18 (0.61%) PHP
18 17 (0.58%) PL/SQL
19 15 (0.51%) C++/CLI
Qualifications
1 578 (19.74%) Security Cleared
2 371 (12.67%) SC Cleared
3 254 (8.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 164 (5.60%) DV Cleared
5 162 (5.53%) MCSE
6 122 (4.17%) Degree
7 90 (3.07%) Cisco Certification
8 71 (2.42%) CCNA
9 70 (2.39%) MCITP
10 60 (2.05%) MCSA
11 59 (2.02%) MCP
12 57 (1.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 37 (1.26%) MCTS
14 32 (1.09%) ISEB
15 26 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
16 22 (0.75%) CCNP
17 20 (0.68%) CISSP
18 17 (0.58%) PMP
18 17 (0.58%) PMI Certification
19 16 (0.55%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (3.96%) SLA
2 45 (1.54%) QA
3 22 (0.75%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.24%) COBIT
6 6 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.17%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.14%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.10%) COSO
10 2 (0.068%) ISO/IEC 14443
10 2 (0.068%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 2 (0.068%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.068%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.034%) GxP
11 1 (0.034%) WCAG
11 1 (0.034%) WAI
11 1 (0.034%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.034%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.034%) P3O
System Software
1 1093 (37.33%) Active Directory
2 483 (16.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 202 (6.90%) vSphere
4 173 (5.91%) Hyper-V
5 148 (5.05%) XenApp
6 115 (3.93%) Microsoft App-V
7 102 (3.48%) VMware ESX
8 82 (2.80%) XenDesktop
9 58 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
10 24 (0.82%) Terminal Services
11 20 (0.68%) Forefront TMG
12 18 (0.61%) XenServer
13 17 (0.58%) ISA Server
13 17 (0.58%) vCloud
14 15 (0.51%) DFS Replication
15 14 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 11 (0.38%) NFS
16 11 (0.38%) VMware Server
17 9 (0.31%) UAG
18 8 (0.27%) Samba
Systems Management
1 334 (11.41%) SCCM
2 112 (3.83%) SCOM
3 61 (2.08%) Puppet
4 51 (1.74%) WSUS
5 48 (1.64%) Tivoli
6 45 (1.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 37 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
8 28 (0.96%) NetBackup
9 27 (0.92%) Backup Exec
9 27 (0.92%) Nagios
10 26 (0.89%) vMotion
11 23 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
12 22 (0.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 22 (0.75%) SolarWinds Orion
12 22 (0.75%) AirWatch
13 19 (0.65%) Vagrant
14 17 (0.58%) SCSM
14 17 (0.58%) EMC NetWorker
15 16 (0.55%) SCOrch
15 16 (0.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 1101 (37.60%) Microsoft
2 843 (28.79%) VMware
3 388 (13.25%) Citrix
4 282 (9.63%) Oracle
5 254 (8.67%) Cisco
6 252 (8.61%) HP
7 121 (4.13%) IBM
8 95 (3.24%) Red Hat
9 90 (3.07%) Symantec
10 80 (2.73%) EMC
11 77 (2.63%) NetApp
11 77 (2.63%) Remedy
12 69 (2.36%) Dell
13 65 (2.22%) McAfee
14 58 (1.98%) CheckPoint
15 53 (1.81%) SAP
16 44 (1.50%) Intel
17 42 (1.43%) 3PAR
18 41 (1.40%) SolarWinds
19 35 (1.20%) Juniper
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