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 29 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 1459 1565 1414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 16.13% 17.43% 17.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.33% 69.96% 74.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 730 764 659
Average daily rate
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£350 £320 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £130 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 186 206
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £12.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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
2268 2237 1901
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.07% 24.91% 23.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1185 1100 920
Average daily rate £363 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 212 240
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.63 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% -13.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 29 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 29 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 29 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 +1 414 £370 +13.96% 98
Berkshire -3 316 £375 +9.09% 100
Surrey 0 210 £363 +11.53% 92
Buckinghamshire -3 159 £350 +34.61% 56
Oxfordshire -1 141 £361 +12.89% 34
West Sussex -3 95 £318 +27.00% 26
East Sussex -4 60 £300 +71.42% 12
Kent -2 36 £195 -30.35% 23
Middlesex +4 20 £300 -13.04% 4
Home Counties +8 7 £350 -
Sussex -4 2 £275 -25.67%
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 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 1105 (36.94%) Active Directory
2 1096 (36.64%) Microsoft
3 842 (28.15%) Windows 7
4 806 (26.95%) VMware
5 780 (26.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 749 (25.04%) Security Cleared
7 527 (17.62%) Linux
8 505 (16.88%) SC Cleared
9 492 (16.45%) Windows Server 2003
10 490 (16.38%) ITIL
11 471 (15.75%) SQL
12 438 (14.64%) VMware Infrastructure
13 430 (14.38%) Windows Server 2012
14 416 (13.91%) MS Office
14 416 (13.91%) MS Excel
15 383 (12.81%) MS Exchange
16 377 (12.60%) SCCM
17 355 (11.87%) Migration
18 341 (11.40%) HP
19 335 (11.20%) SQL Server
20 322 (10.77%) Citrix
21 309 (10.33%) PowerShell
22 300 (10.03%) DNS
23 298 (9.96%) Windows XP
24 293 (9.80%) Firewall
25 284 (9.50%) UNIX
26 281 (9.39%) Cisco
27 271 (9.06%) Finance
28 269 (8.99%) SAN
29 252 (8.43%) Microsoft Certification

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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
1 383 (12.81%) MS Exchange
2 206 (6.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 181 (6.05%) SharePoint
4 178 (5.95%) IIS
5 115 (3.84%) Lync
6 94 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2007
7 69 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2003
8 67 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2013
9 42 (1.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 42 (1.40%) WebLogic
10 41 (1.37%) Apache
11 38 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
11 38 (1.27%) WebSphere
12 33 (1.10%) IBM Notes
13 30 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
14 29 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
15 27 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
16 24 (0.80%) CMS
17 19 (0.64%) Tomcat
18 15 (0.50%) JBoss
Applications
1 416 (13.91%) MS Office
1 416 (13.91%) MS Excel
2 82 (2.74%) MS Visio
3 39 (1.30%) MS Project
4 14 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (0.47%) PaintShop Pro
5 9 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.13%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.10%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.067%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.033%) InDesign
9 1 (0.033%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.033%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.033%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 33 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
3 10 (0.33%) assyst
4 9 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
5 7 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.20%) Maximo
7 5 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
8 4 (0.13%) Primavera
9 3 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (0.067%) Remedy ITSM
10 2 (0.067%) CODA-Financials
10 2 (0.067%) Oracle ERP
11 1 (0.033%) Agresso
11 1 (0.033%) Academy Housing
11 1 (0.033%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 120 (4.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 110 (3.68%) Office 365
3 95 (3.18%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (0.74%) Heroku
5 19 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
6 17 (0.57%) SaaS
7 14 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
8 12 (0.40%) IaaS
8 12 (0.40%) PaaS
9 6 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (0.10%) Yammer
10 3 (0.10%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.10%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.067%) Route 53
11 2 (0.067%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.067%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.067%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.033%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.033%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 300 (10.03%) DNS
2 293 (9.80%) Firewall
3 269 (8.99%) SAN
4 216 (7.22%) WAN
5 203 (6.79%) LAN
6 195 (6.52%) TCP/IP
7 169 (5.65%) DHCP
8 134 (4.48%) VPN
9 84 (2.81%) Internet
10 61 (2.04%) VoIP
11 57 (1.91%) NAS
12 55 (1.84%) SSL
13 53 (1.77%) HTTP
13 53 (1.77%) Fibre Channel
14 52 (1.74%) iSCSI
14 52 (1.74%) Wireless
15 51 (1.71%) SMTP
15 51 (1.71%) Network Security
16 48 (1.60%) MPLS
17 33 (1.10%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 335 (11.20%) SQL Server
2 91 (3.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 83 (2.77%) Oracle Database
4 69 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
5 50 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
6 47 (1.57%) MySQL
7 37 (1.24%) Relational Database
8 35 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 35 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 33 (1.10%) DB2
10 32 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
11 30 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
12 27 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 23 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
14 22 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
15 21 (0.70%) SQL Server 2000
16 18 (0.60%) MongoDB
17 16 (0.53%) Oracle Database 10g
18 13 (0.43%) RDBMS
19 9 (0.30%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 81 (2.71%) Visual Studio
2 78 (2.61%) Jenkins
3 73 (2.44%) Git (software)
4 66 (2.21%) MSI
5 52 (1.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 41 (1.37%) Subversion
7 39 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
8 32 (1.07%) StarTeam
9 22 (0.74%) Cucumber
10 20 (0.67%) JIRA
11 18 (0.60%) NUnit
11 18 (0.60%) Ant
12 17 (0.57%) Selenium
12 17 (0.57%) MSBuild
12 17 (0.57%) TeamCity
13 16 (0.53%) Octopus Deploy
14 15 (0.50%) ClearCase
15 14 (0.47%) Maven
16 11 (0.37%) CruiseControl
17 10 (0.33%) Eclipse
General
1 271 (9.06%) Finance
2 87 (2.91%) Telecoms
3 40 (1.34%) Banking
4 39 (1.30%) Retail
5 26 (0.87%) Manufacturing
5 26 (0.87%) Military
6 25 (0.84%) Back Office
7 21 (0.70%) Marketing
8 19 (0.64%) Financial Institution
9 12 (0.40%) Electronics
9 12 (0.40%) Automotive
9 12 (0.40%) Legal
10 10 (0.33%) Publishing
11 9 (0.30%) Advertising
11 9 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.17%) Spanish Language
13 4 (0.13%) French Language
13 4 (0.13%) Japanese Language
13 4 (0.13%) Online Betting
13 4 (0.13%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 414 (13.84%) Analyst
2 274 (9.16%) Support Engineer
3 255 (8.53%) Developer
4 200 (6.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 165 (5.52%) Support Analyst
6 163 (5.45%) Architect
7 155 (5.18%) 2nd Line Support
8 141 (4.71%) Consultant
9 136 (4.55%) Administrator
10 120 (4.01%) Desktop Support
11 104 (3.48%) Project Manager
12 101 (3.38%) Desktop Engineer
13 100 (3.34%) Server Engineer
14 98 (3.28%) 3rd Line Support
15 97 (3.24%) 1st Line Support
15 97 (3.24%) Service Analyst
16 96 (3.21%) Service Desk Analyst
16 96 (3.21%) Wintel Engineer
17 78 (2.61%) Applications Packager
18 76 (2.54%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 232 (7.76%) .NET
2 117 (3.91%) HTML
3 107 (3.58%) XML
4 104 (3.48%) ASP.NET
5 82 (2.74%) Application Packaging
6 74 (2.47%) Web Services
7 60 (2.01%) .NET Framework
8 54 (1.81%) CSS
9 44 (1.47%) Middleware
10 40 (1.34%) ASP.NET MVC
11 37 (1.24%) AngularJS
12 36 (1.20%) jQuery
13 30 (1.00%) J2EE
14 29 (0.97%) Ruby on Rails
15 25 (0.84%) WCF
16 24 (0.80%) WPF
16 24 (0.80%) XSLT
17 23 (0.77%) SOAP
18 22 (0.74%) Ajax
19 20 (0.67%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 191 (6.39%) Data Centre
2 148 (4.95%) Clustering
3 137 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
4 94 (3.14%) Blackberry
5 66 (2.21%) Management Information System
6 55 (1.84%) Client/Server
7 46 (1.54%) PKI
8 43 (1.44%) Replication
9 40 (1.34%) NHS
10 39 (1.30%) Computer Science
11 25 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
12 23 (0.77%) User Experience
13 21 (0.70%) Enterprise Storage
13 21 (0.70%) Private Cloud
14 20 (0.67%) EqualLogic
15 18 (0.60%) Mainframe
16 15 (0.50%) Thin Client
16 15 (0.50%) Fat Client
16 15 (0.50%) Mobile App
17 14 (0.47%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 842 (28.15%) Windows 7
2 780 (26.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 527 (17.62%) Linux
4 492 (16.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 430 (14.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 298 (9.96%) Windows XP
7 284 (9.50%) UNIX
8 132 (4.41%) Windows 8
9 107 (3.58%) AIX
10 96 (3.21%) Solaris
11 62 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 52 (1.74%) Mac OS X
13 40 (1.34%) Android
14 39 (1.30%) Windows 2000 Server
15 35 (1.17%) Windows 2000
16 33 (1.10%) Windows Vista
17 26 (0.87%) Apple iOS
18 25 (0.84%) Windows Phone
19 23 (0.77%) CentOS
20 22 (0.74%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 490 (16.38%) ITIL
2 355 (11.87%) Migration
3 203 (6.79%) Agile Software Development
4 188 (6.29%) Configuration Management
5 106 (3.54%) Project Management
6 99 (3.31%) Change Management
7 95 (3.18%) Continuous Integration
8 89 (2.98%) Service Management
8 89 (2.98%) Incident Management
9 88 (2.94%) Scrum
10 85 (2.84%) Software Engineering
11 76 (2.54%) OO
12 73 (2.44%) CRM
13 68 (2.27%) Disaster Recovery
14 62 (2.07%) PRINCE2
15 61 (2.04%) DevOps
16 58 (1.94%) Problem Management
16 58 (1.94%) UML
16 58 (1.94%) Performance Monitoring
17 57 (1.91%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 471 (15.75%) SQL
2 309 (10.33%) PowerShell
3 210 (7.02%) C#
4 137 (4.58%) Java
4 137 (4.58%) VBScript
5 112 (3.74%) C++
6 109 (3.64%) Python
7 101 (3.38%) JavaScript
8 96 (3.21%) VB
9 86 (2.88%) Shell Script
10 72 (2.41%) Perl
11 62 (2.07%) C
12 56 (1.87%) Ruby
13 36 (1.20%) Bash Shell
14 34 (1.14%) T-SQL
15 27 (0.90%) VB.NET
16 24 (0.80%) Korn
17 21 (0.70%) PHP
17 21 (0.70%) PL/SQL
18 17 (0.57%) Go
Qualifications
1 749 (25.04%) Security Cleared
2 505 (16.88%) SC Cleared
3 252 (8.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 236 (7.89%) DV Cleared
5 152 (5.08%) MCSE
6 122 (4.08%) Degree
7 96 (3.21%) Cisco Certification
8 88 (2.94%) MCITP
9 81 (2.71%) MCP
10 77 (2.57%) CCNA
11 62 (2.07%) MCSA
12 44 (1.47%) MCTS
13 36 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 29 (0.97%) CCNP
15 27 (0.90%) ISEB
16 24 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
17 23 (0.77%) CISSP
18 20 (0.67%) ISTQB
19 15 (0.50%) A+ Certification
20 11 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (3.48%) SLA
2 39 (1.30%) QA
3 18 (0.60%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.33%) COBIT
5 5 (0.17%) COSO
5 5 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 4 (0.13%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.10%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 3 (0.10%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.067%) ISO/IEC 14443
9 1 (0.033%) BS15000
9 1 (0.033%) WCAG
9 1 (0.033%) WAI
9 1 (0.033%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.033%) P3O
9 1 (0.033%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.033%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1105 (36.94%) Active Directory
2 438 (14.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 219 (7.32%) Hyper-V
4 172 (5.75%) vSphere
5 107 (3.58%) XenApp
6 101 (3.38%) Microsoft App-V
7 69 (2.31%) VMware ESX
7 69 (2.31%) XenDesktop
8 55 (1.84%) VMware ESXi
9 29 (0.97%) Terminal Services
10 20 (0.67%) UAG
11 19 (0.64%) ISA Server
12 18 (0.60%) DFS Replication
13 15 (0.50%) Samba
14 14 (0.47%) NFS
15 13 (0.43%) Firmware
15 13 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 13 (0.43%) Forefront TMG
16 10 (0.33%) XenServer
16 10 (0.33%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 377 (12.60%) SCCM
2 111 (3.71%) SCOM
3 91 (3.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 91 (3.04%) Puppet
4 49 (1.64%) Tivoli
5 39 (1.30%) WSUS
6 34 (1.14%) Nagios
7 31 (1.04%) SCSM
8 24 (0.80%) McAfee ePO
8 24 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
9 23 (0.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 22 (0.74%) Vagrant
11 21 (0.70%) NetBackup
11 21 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
12 20 (0.67%) HP Data Protector
12 20 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
13 19 (0.64%) AirWatch
14 17 (0.57%) ARCserve
15 15 (0.50%) WMI
16 14 (0.47%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 1096 (36.64%) Microsoft
2 806 (26.95%) VMware
3 341 (11.40%) HP
4 322 (10.77%) Citrix
5 281 (9.39%) Cisco
6 250 (8.36%) Oracle
7 108 (3.61%) IBM
8 94 (3.14%) McAfee
9 81 (2.71%) NetApp
10 79 (2.64%) Red Hat
11 71 (2.37%) Dell
11 71 (2.37%) CheckPoint
12 69 (2.31%) Symantec
13 68 (2.27%) EMC
14 53 (1.77%) Remedy
15 50 (1.67%) Veritas
16 44 (1.47%) SAP
17 39 (1.30%) 3PAR
18 36 (1.20%) Apple
19 35 (1.17%) Lotus
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