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 25 June 2016 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 1167 1479 1598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 13.25% 15.66% 17.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.34% 62.06% 69.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 675 746 783
Median daily rate £360 £355 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.40% +9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 215 186
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.86 £39.40 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £15.50 £14.84
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +4.44%
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
2188 2383 2293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.84% 25.23% 25.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1290 1252 1127
Median daily rate £382 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.37% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £485 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £348 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.31% +13.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 246 209
Median hourly rate £21.50 £16.83 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.78% +6.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.20 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +8.00%

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 25 June 2016.

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 June 2016.

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 25 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -2 315 £375 - 105
Berkshire -1 263 £370 -1.33% 71
Surrey -1 219 £360 -0.68% 91
Buckinghamshire -2 113 £393 +20.76% 38
Oxfordshire -3 101 £325 -13.33% 31
West Sussex -4 86 £335 +3.07% 30
Kent +1 31 £328 +63.75% 23
East Sussex -8 29 £345 +6.15% 13
Middlesex -21 6 £360 +20.00% 3
Thames Valley - 3 £600 -
Home Counties -3 1 £285 -18.57%
M4 Corridor - 1 £130 -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, 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.

1 997 (40.61%) Active Directory
2 912 (37.15%) Microsoft
3 868 (35.36%) Windows Server
4 651 (26.52%) VMware
5 610 (24.85%) Linux
6 509 (20.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 501 (20.41%) Security Cleared
8 449 (18.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 443 (18.04%) Windows 7
10 433 (17.64%) SQL
10 433 (17.64%) ITIL
11 386 (15.72%) MS Excel
12 376 (15.32%) VMware Infrastructure
13 366 (14.91%) MS Office
14 354 (14.42%) SC Cleared
15 350 (14.26%) SQL Server
16 327 (13.32%) Citrix
17 299 (12.18%) Oracle
18 292 (11.89%) Windows Server 2003
19 287 (11.69%) MS Exchange
20 286 (11.65%) PowerShell
21 279 (11.36%) DNS
22 273 (11.12%) Unix
23 261 (10.63%) Firewall
23 261 (10.63%) Finance
24 256 (10.43%) SCCM
25 244 (9.94%) Migration
25 244 (9.94%) .NET
26 239 (9.74%) SAN
27 236 (9.61%) Data Centre

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
1 287 (11.69%) MS Exchange
2 183 (7.45%) SharePoint
3 133 (5.42%) IIS
4 113 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2010
5 66 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2013
6 64 (2.61%) Skype for Business
7 44 (1.79%) WebLogic
8 43 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
9 38 (1.55%) WebSphere
10 35 (1.43%) Tomcat
11 34 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2007
12 32 (1.30%) Apache
13 28 (1.14%) IBM Notes
14 24 (0.98%) JBoss
14 24 (0.98%) SAS
14 24 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
15 20 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 18 (0.73%) Live Communications Server
17 17 (0.69%) OpenStack
18 15 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 386 (15.72%) MS Excel
2 366 (14.91%) MS Office
3 35 (1.43%) MS Visio
4 24 (0.98%) MS Project
5 14 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
6 13 (0.53%) Acrobat
7 12 (0.49%) PaintShop Pro
8 6 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.12%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.081%) QuarkXPress
11 1 (0.041%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.041%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.041%) Weka
Business Applications
1 37 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
3 8 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.16%) Remedy AR System
7 3 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.081%) assyst
8 2 (0.081%) Primavera
8 2 (0.081%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.041%) BusinessWare
9 1 (0.041%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.041%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
9 1 (0.041%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.041%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.041%) SAP R/3
9 1 (0.041%) Staffware
9 1 (0.041%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 167 (6.80%) Office 365
2 123 (5.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 63 (2.57%) Amazon AWS
4 38 (1.55%) SaaS
5 34 (1.38%) IaaS
6 29 (1.18%) PaaS
7 21 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
8 15 (0.61%) Mimecast
9 9 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (0.24%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
11 5 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (0.16%) CloudFront
12 4 (0.16%) OneDrive
12 4 (0.16%) Yammer
13 3 (0.12%) Google Apps
14 2 (0.081%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 2 (0.081%) AWS CloudFormation
14 2 (0.081%) Google App Engine
14 2 (0.081%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 279 (11.36%) DNS
2 261 (10.63%) Firewall
3 239 (9.74%) SAN
4 197 (8.02%) TCP/IP
5 185 (7.54%) DHCP
6 178 (7.25%) WAN
7 177 (7.21%) LAN
8 155 (6.31%) VPN
9 121 (4.93%) Internet
10 70 (2.85%) IPsec
11 67 (2.73%) HTTP
12 66 (2.69%) Wireless
13 59 (2.40%) Network Security
14 54 (2.20%) SSL
15 48 (1.96%) Fibre Channel
16 44 (1.79%) NAS
17 42 (1.71%) Intranet
18 41 (1.67%) VoIP
19 40 (1.63%) FTP
19 40 (1.63%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 350 (14.26%) SQL Server
2 80 (3.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 59 (2.40%) DB2
4 54 (2.20%) Oracle Database
5 51 (2.08%) Relational Database
6 40 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
7 38 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 34 (1.38%) SQL Server 2005
9 30 (1.22%) Big Data
10 28 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
11 26 (1.06%) Hadoop
12 25 (1.02%) MySQL
13 23 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 21 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
15 20 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 15 (0.61%) MS Access
16 15 (0.61%) NoSQL
16 15 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
16 15 (0.61%) RDBMS
17 14 (0.57%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 72 (2.93%) Git (software)
2 63 (2.57%) Visual Studio
3 60 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 51 (2.08%) Jenkins
5 43 (1.75%) Subversion
6 25 (1.02%) MSI
7 24 (0.98%) JIRA
8 22 (0.90%) Selenium
8 22 (0.90%) TortoiseSVN
9 21 (0.86%) NUnit
10 20 (0.81%) Maven
11 18 (0.73%) Vagrant
12 16 (0.65%) Gradle
13 12 (0.49%) SpecFlow
14 11 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 11 (0.45%) Eclipse
14 11 (0.45%) StarTeam
15 10 (0.41%) Balsamiq Mockups
16 9 (0.37%) Artifactory
16 9 (0.37%) Cucumber
General
1 261 (10.63%) Finance
2 67 (2.73%) Telecoms
3 46 (1.87%) Banking
4 39 (1.59%) Back Office
4 39 (1.59%) Retail
5 36 (1.47%) Marketing
6 28 (1.14%) Military
7 27 (1.10%) German Language
8 20 (0.81%) Legal
9 19 (0.77%) Publishing
10 16 (0.65%) French Language
10 16 (0.65%) Manufacturing
11 15 (0.61%) Electronics
12 13 (0.53%) Advertising
13 9 (0.37%) Spanish Language
14 6 (0.24%) Italian Language
14 6 (0.24%) Law
14 6 (0.24%) Portuguese Language
15 5 (0.20%) Aerospace
15 5 (0.20%) Games
Job Titles
1 375 (15.27%) Analyst
2 349 (14.22%) Support Engineer
3 225 (9.16%) Developer
4 151 (6.15%) Architect
5 145 (5.91%) Support Analyst
6 143 (5.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 136 (5.54%) Windows Engineer
8 130 (5.30%) Consultant
9 119 (4.85%) 2nd Line Support
10 114 (4.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 103 (4.20%) Service Analyst
12 101 (4.11%) Desktop Support
13 100 (4.07%) 3rd Line Support
14 98 (3.99%) Administrator
14 98 (3.99%) Service Desk Analyst
15 92 (3.75%) .NET Developer
16 84 (3.42%) IT Support
17 81 (3.30%) Server Engineer
18 79 (3.22%) Desktop Engineer
19 75 (3.05%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 244 (9.94%) .NET
2 109 (4.44%) Web Services
3 105 (4.28%) XML
4 102 (4.15%) CSS
5 92 (3.75%) HTML
6 85 (3.46%) ASP.NET
7 53 (2.16%) .NET Framework
8 51 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC
9 48 (1.96%) jQuery
9 48 (1.96%) Middleware
10 33 (1.34%) WPF
11 31 (1.26%) HTML5
12 27 (1.10%) Ajax
13 26 (1.06%) WCF
14 24 (0.98%) JSON
15 21 (0.86%) J2EE
16 20 (0.81%) Entity Framework
17 19 (0.77%) Flash
17 19 (0.77%) Ruby on Rails
18 18 (0.73%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 236 (9.61%) Data Centre
2 127 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
3 104 (4.24%) Clustering
4 87 (3.54%) Management Information System
5 77 (3.14%) Computer Science
6 58 (2.36%) Blackberry
7 55 (2.24%) Driving Licence
8 53 (2.16%) PKI
9 46 (1.87%) AS400
10 36 (1.47%) Mathematics
11 32 (1.30%) iSeries
12 31 (1.26%) Mainframe
12 31 (1.26%) Statistics
13 29 (1.18%) Public Cloud
14 27 (1.10%) Client/Server
15 22 (0.90%) Fat Client
15 22 (0.90%) Thin Client
16 21 (0.86%) Replication
17 19 (0.77%) EMC VNX
18 18 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 868 (35.36%) Windows Server
2 610 (24.85%) Linux
3 509 (20.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 449 (18.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 443 (18.04%) Windows 7
6 292 (11.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 273 (11.12%) Unix
8 157 (6.40%) Windows XP
9 144 (5.87%) Windows 10
10 120 (4.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 88 (3.58%) Windows 8
12 87 (3.54%) AIX
13 56 (2.28%) Solaris
14 37 (1.51%) Apple iOS
15 32 (1.30%) Mac OS X
16 30 (1.22%) Ubuntu
16 30 (1.22%) Windows Vista
17 28 (1.14%) CentOS
18 27 (1.10%) Android
19 15 (0.61%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 433 (17.64%) ITIL
2 244 (9.94%) Migration
3 142 (5.78%) Agile Software Development
3 142 (5.78%) Change Management
4 121 (4.93%) Service Management
5 119 (4.85%) Project Management
6 104 (4.24%) Configuration Management
7 103 (4.20%) Incident Management
8 92 (3.75%) Disaster Recovery
9 90 (3.67%) Problem Management
10 84 (3.42%) Information Security
11 81 (3.30%) Software Engineering
12 77 (3.14%) Service Delivery
13 74 (3.01%) Mentoring
14 72 (2.93%) MVC
15 70 (2.85%) DevOps
16 68 (2.77%) CRM
17 66 (2.69%) High Availability
18 57 (2.32%) Continuous Integration
18 57 (2.32%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 433 (17.64%) SQL
2 286 (11.65%) PowerShell
3 214 (8.72%) C#
4 159 (6.48%) Java
5 156 (6.35%) JavaScript
6 115 (4.68%) C++
7 106 (4.32%) Perl
8 102 (4.15%) Python
9 95 (3.87%) C
10 94 (3.83%) VBScript
11 80 (3.26%) VB
12 56 (2.28%) Shell Script
13 55 (2.24%) Ruby
14 49 (2.00%) Bash Shell
15 43 (1.75%) VB.NET
16 40 (1.63%) T-SQL
17 32 (1.30%) PHP
18 17 (0.69%) R
19 15 (0.61%) XAML
20 14 (0.57%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 501 (20.41%) Security Cleared
2 354 (14.42%) SC Cleared
3 228 (9.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 152 (6.19%) Degree
5 149 (6.07%) MCSE
6 108 (4.40%) DV Cleared
7 64 (2.61%) Cisco Certification
8 61 (2.48%) MCSA
9 57 (2.32%) MCITP
10 55 (2.24%) MCP
11 49 (2.00%) CISSP
12 48 (1.96%) CCNA
12 48 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 39 (1.59%) ISTQB
14 34 (1.38%) MCTS
15 32 (1.30%) MCDST
16 24 (0.98%) ISEB
17 23 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
18 20 (0.81%) CCNP
19 19 (0.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (5.58%) SLA
2 43 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 42 (1.71%) PCI DSS
4 20 (0.81%) QA
5 13 (0.53%) COBIT
6 11 (0.45%) JSP 440
6 11 (0.45%) RMADS
7 6 (0.24%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
8 5 (0.20%) HIPAA
8 5 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.16%) GPG13
9 4 (0.16%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.16%) ISO27002
9 4 (0.16%) PMBOK
10 3 (0.12%) COSO
10 3 (0.12%) SAS 70
11 2 (0.081%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.081%) SDET
12 1 (0.041%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 997 (40.61%) Active Directory
2 376 (15.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 199 (8.11%) Hyper-V
4 139 (5.66%) vSphere
5 120 (4.89%) XenApp
6 91 (3.71%) VMware ESXi
7 80 (3.26%) VMware ESX
8 60 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
9 56 (2.28%) XenDesktop
10 40 (1.63%) XenServer
11 31 (1.26%) ISA Server
12 30 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
13 20 (0.81%) BitLocker
13 20 (0.81%) NFS
13 20 (0.81%) Terminal Services
13 20 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
14 17 (0.69%) Virtual Desktop
15 15 (0.61%) UAG
16 14 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
17 13 (0.53%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 256 (10.43%) SCCM
2 88 (3.58%) SCOM
3 76 (3.10%) WSUS
4 69 (2.81%) Puppet
5 63 (2.57%) NetBackup
6 58 (2.36%) Backup Exec
7 54 (2.20%) Tivoli
8 44 (1.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 33 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
10 32 (1.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 31 (1.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 30 (1.22%) McAfee ePO
12 30 (1.22%) Microsoft Clustering
13 26 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
14 24 (0.98%) Netcool
15 23 (0.94%) Ansible
16 21 (0.86%) SCVMM
17 20 (0.81%) Failover Clustering
18 19 (0.77%) Microsoft Intune
19 16 (0.65%) Simpana
Vendors
1 912 (37.15%) Microsoft
2 651 (26.52%) VMware
3 327 (13.32%) Citrix
4 299 (12.18%) Oracle
5 227 (9.25%) Cisco
6 220 (8.96%) HP
7 149 (6.07%) IBM
8 131 (5.34%) Red Hat
9 88 (3.58%) Intel Security
10 80 (3.26%) EMC
11 76 (3.10%) NetApp
12 70 (2.85%) Symantec
13 59 (2.40%) Remedy
14 52 (2.12%) Juniper
15 48 (1.96%) F5
15 48 (1.96%) Veritas
16 45 (1.83%) Dell
17 34 (1.38%) CheckPoint
18 32 (1.30%) SAP
19 31 (1.26%) CommVault
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