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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
England / South East
Rank 7 5 3
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 963 1234 1487
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.64% 14.38% 15.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.05% 58.46% 63.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 561 704 723
Median daily rate £355 £345 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.89% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £505 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 108 170
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.05 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.54% +3.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £45.30 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% +6.89%

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
1659 2111 2353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 21.78% 24.60% 24.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 994 1241 1155
Median daily rate £380 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £190 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 159 196
Median hourly rate £15.56 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.13% +15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017. 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 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 +1 326 £375 +11.52% 92
Buckinghamshire -1 159 £363 +3.57% 44
Surrey -5 156 £350 - 60
Berkshire -12 145 £338 -3.57% 58
Oxfordshire -7 61 £325 +1.56% 43
West Sussex -11 40 £368 +22.50% 22
Kent +3 28 £320 -20.98% 8
Middlesex +9 20 £350 +7.69% 1
East Sussex -9 14 £300 -7.69% 9
Sussex +3 2 £373 - 1
Home Counties - 1 - -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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.

1 794 (39.09%) Active Directory
2 714 (35.16%) Microsoft
3 625 (30.77%) VMware
4 617 (30.38%) Windows Server
5 533 (26.24%) Linux
6 454 (22.35%) Security Cleared
7 422 (20.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 418 (20.58%) Windows 7
9 357 (17.58%) SC Cleared
10 339 (16.69%) Windows Server 2012
11 306 (15.07%) VMware Infrastructure
12 301 (14.82%) MS Office
13 282 (13.88%) ITIL
14 274 (13.49%) SQL
15 256 (12.60%) Citrix
16 245 (12.06%) Cisco
17 235 (11.57%) MS Excel
18 234 (11.52%) Unix
19 232 (11.42%) PowerShell
20 231 (11.37%) SQL Server
21 208 (10.24%) Office 365
22 203 (10.00%) Windows 10
22 203 (10.00%) SCCM
23 191 (9.40%) Windows Server 2003
24 187 (9.21%) Migration
25 175 (8.62%) TCP/IP
26 170 (8.37%) MS Exchange
27 168 (8.27%) HP
28 165 (8.12%) DNS
28 165 (8.12%) Finance

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
1 170 (8.37%) MS Exchange
2 100 (4.92%) Skype for Business
3 85 (4.19%) SharePoint
4 83 (4.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 78 (3.84%) IIS
6 39 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
7 34 (1.67%) Apache
8 29 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
9 26 (1.28%) JBoss
10 20 (0.98%) IBM Notes
11 18 (0.89%) Tomcat
12 16 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2003
12 16 (0.79%) WebSphere
13 14 (0.69%) Confluence
14 13 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
15 12 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
15 12 (0.59%) Drupal
16 9 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 9 (0.44%) nginx
16 9 (0.44%) WebLogic
Applications
1 301 (14.82%) MS Office
2 235 (11.57%) MS Excel
3 28 (1.38%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.64%) MS Project
5 10 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.049%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.049%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.049%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.049%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 25 (1.23%) Dynamics NAV
2 14 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
3 13 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 8 (0.39%) Adobe Campaign
6 7 (0.34%) SAP Hybris
7 5 (0.25%) Infor M3
7 5 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.098%) assyst
10 1 (0.049%) Maximo
10 1 (0.049%) Postilion
10 1 (0.049%) Primavera
10 1 (0.049%) SAP FI
10 1 (0.049%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 208 (10.24%) Office 365
2 129 (6.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 122 (6.01%) IaaS
4 96 (4.73%) PaaS
5 73 (3.59%) Amazon AWS
6 26 (1.28%) SaaS
7 16 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
8 15 (0.74%) OneDrive
9 14 (0.69%) GitHub
10 10 (0.49%) Google Analytics
11 5 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (0.20%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.20%) Yammer
13 3 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.15%) G Suite
14 2 (0.098%) Bluemix
14 2 (0.098%) IBM Cloud
14 2 (0.098%) Mailgun
14 2 (0.098%) Mimecast
15 1 (0.049%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 175 (8.62%) TCP/IP
2 165 (8.12%) DNS
3 157 (7.73%) Firewall
4 142 (6.99%) LAN
5 128 (6.30%) WAN
6 117 (5.76%) DHCP
7 114 (5.61%) SAN
8 87 (4.28%) VPN
9 72 (3.55%) Skype
10 59 (2.90%) Internet
11 57 (2.81%) SSL
12 45 (2.22%) HTTP
13 44 (2.17%) Wireless
14 43 (2.12%) NetScaler
15 39 (1.92%) MPLS
15 39 (1.92%) VoIP
16 36 (1.77%) SMTP
17 35 (1.72%) Network Security
18 32 (1.58%) VLAN
19 28 (1.38%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 231 (11.37%) SQL Server
2 42 (2.07%) MySQL
3 40 (1.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 35 (1.72%) DB2
4 35 (1.72%) MongoDB
4 35 (1.72%) NoSQL
5 30 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
6 28 (1.38%) Oracle Database
7 23 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
7 23 (1.13%) SQL Server 2005
8 21 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
8 21 (1.03%) Relational Database
9 14 (0.69%) Big Data
9 14 (0.69%) Oracle Database 10g
9 14 (0.69%) Oracle Database 12c
10 12 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
10 12 (0.59%) RDBMS
11 11 (0.54%) SQL Server 2014
11 11 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 10 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 52 (2.56%) Git (software)
2 48 (2.36%) Jenkins
2 48 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 44 (2.17%) Visual Studio
4 32 (1.58%) JIRA
5 30 (1.48%) MSI
6 28 (1.38%) Selenium
7 27 (1.33%) Eclipse
8 19 (0.94%) Ant
8 19 (0.94%) Subversion
9 16 (0.79%) Cucumber
10 10 (0.49%) Gatling
10 10 (0.49%) Grunt
10 10 (0.49%) Maven
10 10 (0.49%) TeamCity
11 9 (0.44%) gulp
11 9 (0.44%) IntelliJ
11 9 (0.44%) JUnit
12 8 (0.39%) Karma Test Runner
12 8 (0.39%) Sublime Text
General
1 165 (8.12%) Finance
2 59 (2.90%) Telecoms
3 43 (2.12%) Retail
4 38 (1.87%) Marketing
5 28 (1.38%) Advertising
6 26 (1.28%) Law
6 26 (1.28%) Legal
7 23 (1.13%) Back Office
8 22 (1.08%) Manufacturing
9 17 (0.84%) Electronics
10 16 (0.79%) Banking
11 12 (0.59%) Publishing
12 9 (0.44%) Military
13 8 (0.39%) Local Government
14 6 (0.30%) Games
14 6 (0.30%) Japanese Language
15 5 (0.25%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.20%) German Language
16 4 (0.20%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 294 (14.48%) Analyst
2 203 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 183 (9.01%) Developer
4 157 (7.73%) Architect
5 116 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 115 (5.66%) Windows Engineer
7 104 (5.12%) Support Analyst
8 103 (5.07%) 2nd Line Support
9 93 (4.58%) Desktop Support
10 92 (4.53%) Consultant
10 92 (4.53%) Service Analyst
11 87 (4.28%) Service Desk Analyst
12 75 (3.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 71 (3.50%) IT Support
14 66 (3.25%) Desktop Engineer
15 62 (3.05%) Infrastructure Architect
15 62 (3.05%) Server Engineer
16 61 (3.00%) 1st Line Support
16 61 (3.00%) 3rd Line Support
17 60 (2.95%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (6.75%) .NET
2 96 (4.73%) XML
3 82 (4.04%) HTML
4 72 (3.55%) CSS
5 57 (2.81%) Web Services
6 46 (2.26%) ASP.NET
7 43 (2.12%) jQuery
8 42 (2.07%) SOAP
9 40 (1.97%) Middleware
10 32 (1.58%) RESTful
11 30 (1.48%) REST
11 30 (1.48%) WCF
12 29 (1.43%) Node.js
13 25 (1.23%) JSON
14 22 (1.08%) Ajax
14 22 (1.08%) AngularJS
15 20 (0.98%) .NET Framework
16 19 (0.94%) ASP.NET Web API
17 17 (0.84%) Express
17 17 (0.84%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 150 (7.39%) Data Centre
2 87 (4.28%) Management Information System
3 78 (3.84%) Analytical Skills
4 46 (2.26%) Clustering
5 45 (2.22%) Driving Licence
6 42 (2.07%) User Experience
7 39 (1.92%) Computer Science
8 38 (1.87%) PKI
9 34 (1.67%) Blackberry
10 32 (1.58%) Fat Client
10 32 (1.58%) Replication
10 32 (1.58%) Thin Client
11 28 (1.38%) Client/Server
12 27 (1.33%) Mainframe
13 25 (1.23%) Smartphone
14 21 (1.03%) Mobile App
15 20 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
16 19 (0.94%) Public Cloud
17 18 (0.89%) EMC VNX
17 18 (0.89%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 617 (30.38%) Windows Server
2 533 (26.24%) Linux
3 422 (20.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 418 (20.58%) Windows 7
5 339 (16.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 234 (11.52%) Unix
7 203 (10.00%) Windows 10
8 191 (9.40%) Windows Server 2003
9 96 (4.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 86 (4.23%) Windows XP
11 80 (3.94%) Windows 8
12 76 (3.74%) Android
13 69 (3.40%) AIX
14 63 (3.10%) Apple iOS
15 61 (3.00%) Solaris
16 44 (2.17%) Windows Vista
17 33 (1.62%) CentOS
18 24 (1.18%) Mac OS X
19 22 (1.08%) Ubuntu
20 18 (0.89%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 282 (13.88%) ITIL
2 187 (9.21%) Migration
3 151 (7.43%) Agile Software Development
4 127 (6.25%) Service Management
5 102 (5.02%) Incident Management
6 75 (3.69%) Project Management
7 71 (3.50%) DevOps
8 64 (3.15%) Change Management
9 58 (2.86%) MVC
10 51 (2.51%) Patch Management
11 49 (2.41%) Service Delivery
12 48 (2.36%) Open Source
13 46 (2.26%) Problem Management
14 45 (2.22%) Scrum
15 44 (2.17%) Configuration Management
15 44 (2.17%) Software Engineering
16 43 (2.12%) Risk Management
16 43 (2.12%) Root Cause Analysis
17 42 (2.07%) OO
18 40 (1.97%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 274 (13.49%) SQL
2 232 (11.42%) PowerShell
3 153 (7.53%) C#
4 116 (5.71%) JavaScript
5 114 (5.61%) Java
6 67 (3.30%) Python
7 64 (3.15%) C++
8 62 (3.05%) VBScript
9 52 (2.56%) Perl
10 40 (1.97%) VB
11 39 (1.92%) C
12 35 (1.72%) Ruby
13 33 (1.62%) Shell Script
13 33 (1.62%) VB.NET
14 29 (1.43%) Bash Shell
15 26 (1.28%) PHP
16 22 (1.08%) T-SQL
17 10 (0.49%) Groovy
18 9 (0.44%) Haskell
18 9 (0.44%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 454 (22.35%) Security Cleared
2 357 (17.58%) SC Cleared
3 160 (7.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 101 (4.97%) DV Cleared
5 89 (4.38%) MCSE
6 77 (3.79%) Cisco Certification
7 76 (3.74%) Degree
8 56 (2.76%) MCSA
9 45 (2.22%) CCIE
10 40 (1.97%) MCITP
11 39 (1.92%) MCP
12 30 (1.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 29 (1.43%) CCNP
13 29 (1.43%) CISSP
14 26 (1.28%) CCNA
14 26 (1.28%) ISEB
15 25 (1.23%) CEH
16 20 (0.98%) ISTQB
16 20 (0.98%) PMI Certification
17 18 (0.89%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (3.30%) SLA
2 36 (1.77%) QA
3 29 (1.43%) PCI DSS
4 14 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
6 9 (0.44%) PA-DSS
6 9 (0.44%) RMADS
7 3 (0.15%) COBIT
7 3 (0.15%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.15%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.098%) COSO
8 2 (0.098%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.098%) ISO13485
8 2 (0.098%) SAS 70
9 1 (0.049%) GDPR
9 1 (0.049%) GPG13
9 1 (0.049%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.049%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.049%) WCAG
System Software
1 794 (39.09%) Active Directory
2 306 (15.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 132 (6.50%) Hyper-V
4 113 (5.56%) vSphere
5 83 (4.09%) XenApp
6 81 (3.99%) VMware ESXi
7 66 (3.25%) XenDesktop
8 50 (2.46%) VMware ESX
9 49 (2.41%) Microsoft App-V
10 41 (2.02%) Virtual Machines
11 35 (1.72%) XenServer
12 27 (1.33%) vCloud
13 25 (1.23%) Docker
14 21 (1.03%) Firmware
15 20 (0.98%) BitLocker
16 19 (0.94%) Virtual Desktop
17 15 (0.74%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 15 (0.74%) VMware Workstation
18 14 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
19 13 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 203 (10.00%) SCCM
2 63 (3.10%) Puppet
3 51 (2.51%) SCOM
4 39 (1.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 39 (1.92%) WSUS
5 29 (1.43%) NetBackup
5 29 (1.43%) Tivoli
6 28 (1.38%) Ansible
7 26 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
8 23 (1.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 21 (1.03%) McAfee ePO
10 18 (0.89%) Cisco Prime
10 18 (0.89%) vRealize
11 17 (0.84%) AirWatch
12 16 (0.79%) Backup Exec
12 16 (0.79%) Microsoft Intune
13 15 (0.74%) Nessus
13 15 (0.74%) QRadar
14 14 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 13 (0.64%) Nagios
Vendors
1 714 (35.16%) Microsoft
2 625 (30.77%) VMware
3 256 (12.60%) Citrix
4 245 (12.06%) Cisco
5 168 (8.27%) HP
6 160 (7.88%) Oracle
7 97 (4.78%) Red Hat
8 80 (3.94%) NetApp
9 78 (3.84%) IBM
10 60 (2.95%) Intel Security
11 57 (2.81%) Remedy
12 54 (2.66%) CA
13 50 (2.46%) EMC
14 45 (2.22%) Symantec
15 41 (2.02%) Dell
16 37 (1.82%) CheckPoint
17 34 (1.67%) Apple
18 33 (1.62%) SAP
19 32 (1.58%) ServiceNow
20 25 (1.23%) BMC
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