The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the South East region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 2 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 1502 1534 1430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 16.37% 18.12% 14.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.52% 73.68% 70.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 734 747 569
Average daily rate
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£320 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.18% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 222 252
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.10 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.93% -5.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.20 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
2192 2082 2022
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 23.89% 24.59% 20.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1065 1046 839
Average daily rate £325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 265 290
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £17.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -5.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.35 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows
England

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -1 407 £325 -2.98% 109
Berkshire -2 353 £350 - 116
Surrey -1 218 £300 -9.77% 72
Buckinghamshire 0 176 £301 -7.53% 39
West Sussex +1 113 £220 -39.31% 29
Oxfordshire -1 94 £235 -27.69% 42
East Sussex +6 64 £211 -37.86% 16
Kent -7 44 £350 +7.69% 31
Middlesex -2 15 £345 -18.82% 6
Sussex -2 3 £370 -1.33%
Thames Valley -3 2 £450 -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 1172 (37.37%) Microsoft
2 1085 (34.60%) Active Directory
3 976 (31.12%) Windows 7
4 790 (25.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 639 (20.38%) Security Cleared
6 632 (20.15%) VMware
7 606 (19.32%) Windows Server 2003
8 556 (17.73%) Windows XP
9 530 (16.90%) MS Office
10 513 (16.36%) SQL
11 511 (16.29%) MS Excel
12 491 (15.66%) ITIL
13 476 (15.18%) MS Exchange
14 456 (14.54%) Linux
15 434 (13.84%) Citrix
16 433 (13.81%) SC Cleared
17 428 (13.65%) SQL Server
18 378 (12.05%) UNIX
19 350 (11.16%) .NET
20 304 (9.69%) Oracle
21 298 (9.50%) VMware Infrastructure
22 295 (9.41%) Finance
23 286 (9.12%) Migration
23 286 (9.12%) SCCM
24 277 (8.83%) HP
25 272 (8.67%) Cisco
26 265 (8.45%) DNS
26 265 (8.45%) Microsoft Certification
27 257 (8.20%) TCP/IP
27 257 (8.20%) Windows Server 2012

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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
1 476 (15.18%) MS Exchange
2 226 (7.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 204 (6.51%) SharePoint
4 197 (6.28%) IIS
5 115 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2003
6 93 (2.97%) Lync
7 83 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2007
8 72 (2.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 54 (1.72%) Apache
10 50 (1.59%) IBM Notes
11 49 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
12 47 (1.50%) WebSphere
13 45 (1.43%) SharePoint Server
14 44 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2013
15 39 (1.24%) WebLogic
16 33 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
16 33 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
17 23 (0.73%) WebSphere Application Server
18 20 (0.64%) Tomcat
18 20 (0.64%) Documentum
Applications
1 530 (16.90%) MS Office
2 511 (16.29%) MS Excel
3 24 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 23 (0.73%) MS Visio
4 23 (0.73%) MS Project
5 13 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.22%) PaintShop Pro
7 5 (0.16%) Adobe Captivate
7 5 (0.16%) Fireworks
8 4 (0.13%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.096%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.032%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.032%) Quicktime
10 1 (0.032%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 38 (1.21%) Oracle EBS
2 35 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
4 9 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
5 8 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 8 (0.26%) TIBCO iProcess
6 6 (0.19%) Staffware
7 3 (0.096%) WebTrends
7 3 (0.096%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.096%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.064%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.064%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.064%) SAP FI/CO
9 1 (0.032%) Maximo
9 1 (0.032%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.032%) Academy Housing
9 1 (0.032%) arcHouse
9 1 (0.032%) assyst
9 1 (0.032%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.032%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 76 (2.42%) Office 365
2 61 (1.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (0.54%) IaaS
5 16 (0.51%) SaaS
6 15 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.13%) PaaS
8 4 (0.13%) Google Apps
9 3 (0.096%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 265 (8.45%) DNS
2 257 (8.20%) TCP/IP
3 252 (8.04%) Firewall
4 219 (6.98%) SAN
5 182 (5.80%) LAN
6 163 (5.20%) WAN
7 140 (4.46%) DHCP
8 122 (3.89%) Internet
9 113 (3.60%) VPN
10 74 (2.36%) LDAP
11 57 (1.82%) HTTPS
12 51 (1.63%) SSL
13 50 (1.59%) HTTP
14 44 (1.40%) VoIP
14 44 (1.40%) NAS
15 41 (1.31%) Network Security
15 41 (1.31%) SMTP
15 41 (1.31%) Wireless
16 30 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
16 30 (0.96%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 428 (13.65%) SQL Server
2 133 (4.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 120 (3.83%) SQL Server 2005
4 89 (2.84%) Oracle Database
5 47 (1.50%) Oracle Database 11g
6 45 (1.43%) MySQL
6 45 (1.43%) DTS
7 35 (1.12%) SQL Server 2000
8 34 (1.08%) Oracle Database 10g
9 33 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 32 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
11 31 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
12 22 (0.70%) Relational Database
13 21 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
14 17 (0.54%) OLAP
15 16 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 15 (0.48%) IDOL
17 13 (0.41%) SQLPlus
17 13 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
18 12 (0.38%) DB2
Development Applications
1 161 (5.13%) Visual Studio
2 83 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 64 (2.04%) MSI
4 41 (1.31%) QuickTest Pro
5 27 (0.86%) Subversion
6 23 (0.73%) LoadRunner
6 23 (0.73%) StarTeam
7 20 (0.64%) Eclipse
8 19 (0.61%) Selenium
9 18 (0.57%) Hudson
10 17 (0.54%) Jenkins
10 17 (0.54%) TestDirector
11 14 (0.45%) Toad
11 14 (0.45%) InstallShield
11 14 (0.45%) Wise Package Studio
12 11 (0.35%) WinRunner
12 11 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 10 (0.32%) Ant
14 9 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 9 (0.29%) SpecFlow
General
1 295 (9.41%) Finance
2 116 (3.70%) Telecoms
3 44 (1.40%) Retail
4 40 (1.28%) Marketing
5 34 (1.08%) Military
6 30 (0.96%) Banking
6 30 (0.96%) Manufacturing
7 18 (0.57%) Advertising
7 18 (0.57%) Legal
8 15 (0.48%) Aerospace
9 14 (0.45%) Electronics
9 14 (0.45%) Publishing
10 13 (0.41%) Financial Institution
10 13 (0.41%) Law
10 13 (0.41%) Dutch Language
11 12 (0.38%) Games
12 11 (0.35%) Automotive
13 10 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
13 10 (0.32%) Local Government
14 8 (0.26%) Billing
Job Titles
1 511 (16.29%) Analyst
2 322 (10.27%) Support Engineer
3 312 (9.95%) Developer
4 200 (6.38%) Consultant
5 187 (5.96%) Support Analyst
6 150 (4.78%) Desktop Support
7 144 (4.59%) 2nd Line Support
8 134 (4.27%) 1st Line Support
9 132 (4.21%) Administrator
10 122 (3.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 118 (3.76%) Architect
11 118 (3.76%) Desktop Engineer
12 114 (3.64%) Project Manager
13 107 (3.41%) Service Analyst
14 106 (3.38%) Service Desk Analyst
15 100 (3.19%) .NET Developer
16 86 (2.74%) Help Desk Support
17 77 (2.46%) 3rd Line Support
18 69 (2.20%) Test Analyst
19 68 (2.17%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 350 (11.16%) .NET
2 199 (6.35%) ASP.NET
3 177 (5.64%) XML
4 150 (4.78%) HTML
5 104 (3.32%) Web Services
6 102 (3.25%) WCF
7 87 (2.77%) CSS
8 67 (2.14%) jQuery
9 62 (1.98%) XSLT
10 61 (1.95%) .NET Framework
11 59 (1.88%) Application Packaging
12 57 (1.82%) JSP
13 45 (1.43%) WF
14 41 (1.31%) SOAP
15 40 (1.28%) WPF
15 40 (1.28%) ASP.NET MVC
16 37 (1.18%) Ajax
17 29 (0.92%) J2EE
17 29 (0.92%) LINQ
18 27 (0.86%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 188 (5.99%) Blackberry
2 110 (3.51%) Clustering
3 64 (2.04%) Management Information System
4 59 (1.88%) PKI
5 38 (1.21%) Replication
6 31 (0.99%) Client/Server
6 31 (0.99%) Computer Science
6 31 (0.99%) iPhone
7 26 (0.83%) Fat Client
7 26 (0.83%) Thin Client
8 24 (0.77%) Open Source
8 24 (0.77%) iPad
9 21 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
9 21 (0.67%) Mobile App
10 17 (0.54%) NHS
11 16 (0.51%) Mainframe
11 16 (0.51%) EPoS
11 16 (0.51%) CESG
12 15 (0.48%) Embedded Systems
13 12 (0.38%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 976 (31.12%) Windows 7
2 790 (25.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 606 (19.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 556 (17.73%) Windows XP
5 456 (14.54%) Linux
6 378 (12.05%) UNIX
7 257 (8.20%) Windows Server 2012
8 180 (5.74%) Windows 8
9 104 (3.32%) Windows 2000
10 93 (2.97%) Solaris
11 87 (2.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 77 (2.46%) Windows Vista
13 67 (2.14%) AIX
14 50 (1.59%) Apple iOS
15 49 (1.56%) Android
16 42 (1.34%) Windows 2000 Server
17 26 (0.83%) Windows NT
18 25 (0.80%) Windows Phone
19 22 (0.70%) Mac OS X
20 16 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 491 (15.66%) ITIL
2 286 (9.12%) Migration
3 118 (3.76%) Project Management
4 116 (3.70%) Workflow
5 106 (3.38%) Service Management
6 96 (3.06%) Configuration Management
7 89 (2.84%) Change Management
8 88 (2.81%) MVC
9 86 (2.74%) Service Delivery
10 84 (2.68%) Agile Software Development
11 82 (2.61%) PRINCE2
12 78 (2.49%) Incident Management
13 73 (2.33%) Software Engineering
14 70 (2.23%) Scrum
14 70 (2.23%) Disaster Recovery
14 70 (2.23%) Test Scripting
15 68 (2.17%) CRM
16 51 (1.63%) Web Development
17 50 (1.59%) Release Management
18 48 (1.53%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 513 (16.36%) SQL
2 253 (8.07%) C#
3 168 (5.36%) JavaScript
4 158 (5.04%) PowerShell
5 143 (4.56%) Java
6 103 (3.28%) VB
7 100 (3.19%) VBScript
8 95 (3.03%) C
9 83 (2.65%) C++
10 78 (2.49%) VB.NET
11 75 (2.39%) T-SQL
12 60 (1.91%) Shell Script
13 54 (1.72%) Python
14 46 (1.47%) Bash Shell
15 45 (1.43%) Perl
16 42 (1.34%) PL/SQL
17 32 (1.02%) PHP
18 30 (0.96%) Ruby
19 27 (0.86%) VB6
20 25 (0.80%) Korn
Qualifications
1 639 (20.38%) Security Cleared
2 433 (13.81%) SC Cleared
3 265 (8.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 207 (6.60%) DV Cleared
5 167 (5.33%) MCSE
6 114 (3.64%) Degree
7 98 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
8 97 (3.09%) MCP
9 79 (2.52%) CCNA
10 56 (1.79%) ISTQB
11 48 (1.53%) MCITP
12 46 (1.47%) MCSA
13 45 (1.43%) MCTS
14 44 (1.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 44 (1.40%) CCNP
14 44 (1.40%) ISEB
15 40 (1.28%) CISSP
16 35 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 29 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
18 23 (0.73%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (4.69%) SLA
2 47 (1.50%) QA
3 26 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (0.83%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (0.26%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.19%) BS15000
7 5 (0.16%) COBIT
8 4 (0.13%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.096%) BS7799
9 3 (0.096%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1085 (34.60%) Active Directory
2 298 (9.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 168 (5.36%) Hyper-V
4 127 (4.05%) vSphere
5 121 (3.86%) XenApp
6 85 (2.71%) Microsoft App-V
7 63 (2.01%) VMware ESX
8 58 (1.85%) XenDesktop
9 49 (1.56%) Terminal Services
10 48 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
11 25 (0.80%) XenServer
12 20 (0.64%) DFS Replication
12 20 (0.64%) UAG
12 20 (0.64%) Nmap
13 17 (0.54%) Snort
13 17 (0.54%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 17 (0.54%) NFS
14 16 (0.51%) Xen
15 15 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 13 (0.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 286 (9.12%) SCCM
2 88 (2.81%) SCOM
3 77 (2.46%) HP Quality Center
4 73 (2.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 56 (1.79%) WSUS
6 52 (1.66%) Tivoli
7 51 (1.63%) Backup Exec
8 49 (1.56%) McAfee ePO
9 48 (1.53%) NetBackup
10 36 (1.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 32 (1.02%) Nessus
12 25 (0.80%) WMI
13 24 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
14 19 (0.61%) MOM
14 19 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 15 (0.48%) HP SIM
15 15 (0.48%) SAP Afaria
16 14 (0.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 14 (0.45%) SCVMM
17 13 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1172 (37.37%) Microsoft
2 632 (20.15%) VMware
3 434 (13.84%) Citrix
4 304 (9.69%) Oracle
5 277 (8.83%) HP
6 272 (8.67%) Cisco
7 125 (3.99%) IBM
8 90 (2.87%) Red Hat
9 88 (2.81%) McAfee
10 83 (2.65%) Symantec
11 75 (2.39%) NetApp
12 72 (2.30%) EMC
13 64 (2.04%) Lotus
14 54 (1.72%) Apple
15 48 (1.53%) Dell
16 46 (1.47%) CheckPoint
17 45 (1.43%) AppSense
18 44 (1.40%) SAP
19 41 (1.31%) Lumension
20 38 (1.21%) Intel
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