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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 2 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 1657 1512 1238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.24% 17.49% 12.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.76% 71.56% 64.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 838 724 511
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 201 212
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.63% +1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.60 £33.30 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £14.50 £15.84
% change year-on-year
+8.48% -8.44%
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
2410 2113 1909
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.08% 24.44% 19.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1242 1057 851
Average daily rate £330 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.49% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £163 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.54% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 231 246
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -1.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.18 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.86% -11.76%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 0 466 £328 +0.96% 126
Berkshire 0 344 £300 -25.00% 127
Surrey 0 262 £338 +12.50% 99
Buckinghamshire +1 212 £300 - 56
Oxfordshire 0 112 £350 -1.06% 34
West Sussex +1 89 £330 +11.86% 28
Kent +6 72 £375 +1.35% 30
East Sussex +1 67 £291 +3.09% 19
Middlesex -8 14 £281 -20.84% 2
Sussex -4 4 £285 -24.00% 3
Isle of Wight - 3 £345 -
M4 Corridor +1 2 - -
Thames Valley -4 1 - -
Home Counties - - - -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 1178 (37.59%) Microsoft
2 1146 (36.57%) Active Directory
3 943 (30.09%) Windows 7
4 836 (26.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 708 (22.59%) VMware
6 698 (22.27%) Security Cleared
7 657 (20.96%) Windows Server 2003
8 568 (18.12%) ITIL
9 517 (16.50%) MS Exchange
10 514 (16.40%) MS Office
11 487 (15.54%) MS Excel
12 485 (15.48%) SQL
13 481 (15.35%) Windows XP
14 441 (14.07%) SC Cleared
15 420 (13.40%) SQL Server
16 415 (13.24%) Citrix
17 398 (12.70%) Linux
18 349 (11.14%) Microsoft Certification
19 342 (10.91%) VMware Infrastructure
20 313 (9.99%) UNIX
21 311 (9.92%) Migration
21 311 (9.92%) Windows Server 2012
22 308 (9.83%) Finance
23 287 (9.16%) .NET
23 287 (9.16%) DNS
24 282 (9.00%) HP
25 269 (8.58%) Cisco
26 267 (8.52%) SCCM
27 259 (8.26%) Oracle
28 255 (8.14%) SAN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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
1 517 (16.50%) MS Exchange
2 238 (7.59%) IIS
3 200 (6.38%) SharePoint
4 192 (6.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 142 (4.53%) Exchange Server 2003
6 121 (3.86%) Exchange Server 2007
7 100 (3.19%) Lync
8 70 (2.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 58 (1.85%) Apache
10 54 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
10 54 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
11 43 (1.37%) IBM Notes
12 41 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
13 34 (1.08%) WebSphere
14 31 (0.99%) SharePoint Server
14 31 (0.99%) WebLogic
15 20 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
16 19 (0.61%) Tomcat
16 19 (0.61%) Documentum
17 15 (0.48%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 514 (16.40%) MS Office
2 487 (15.54%) MS Excel
3 23 (0.73%) MS Visio
4 19 (0.61%) MS Project
4 19 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.13%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.096%) PaintShop Pro
7 3 (0.096%) Adobe Captivate
7 3 (0.096%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.096%) Fireworks
8 2 (0.064%) DOC1
9 1 (0.032%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.032%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.032%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 31 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
2 21 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.26%) BusinessWorks
5 7 (0.22%) TIBCO iProcess
6 6 (0.19%) assyst
7 5 (0.16%) Staffware
7 5 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
9 3 (0.096%) WebTrends
9 3 (0.096%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (0.096%) Oracle BPM
10 2 (0.064%) SAP IS-U
10 2 (0.064%) SAP CO
10 2 (0.064%) ResourceLink
10 2 (0.064%) SAP FI
10 2 (0.064%) SAP FI/CO
10 2 (0.064%) Maximo
11 1 (0.032%) Summit
11 1 (0.032%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 88 (2.81%) Office 365
2 68 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (0.80%) SaaS
4 23 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
5 19 (0.61%) IaaS
6 9 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.19%) PaaS
8 5 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.16%) Google App Engine
9 2 (0.064%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.032%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 287 (9.16%) DNS
2 255 (8.14%) SAN
3 249 (7.95%) TCP/IP
3 249 (7.95%) Firewall
4 190 (6.06%) LAN
5 179 (5.71%) WAN
6 167 (5.33%) DHCP
7 142 (4.53%) Internet
8 88 (2.81%) VPN
9 62 (1.98%) SSL
10 55 (1.75%) NAS
11 49 (1.56%) Network Security
12 48 (1.53%) LDAP
13 47 (1.50%) HTTPS
14 45 (1.44%) SMTP
14 45 (1.44%) Wireless
15 40 (1.28%) VoIP
16 36 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
17 35 (1.12%) HTTP
18 33 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 420 (13.40%) SQL Server
2 123 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 94 (3.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 77 (2.46%) Oracle Database
5 51 (1.63%) MySQL
6 38 (1.21%) SQL Server 2000
7 37 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
8 28 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
9 25 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 24 (0.77%) DTS
10 24 (0.77%) Relational Database
11 21 (0.67%) EDRMS
12 20 (0.64%) Oracle Database 10g
13 16 (0.51%) MS Access
14 15 (0.48%) DB2
15 13 (0.41%) IDOL
15 13 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 13 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
16 9 (0.29%) SQLPlus
16 9 (0.29%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 111 (3.54%) Visual Studio
2 49 (1.56%) MSI
2 49 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 25 (0.80%) QuickTest Pro
3 25 (0.80%) Subversion
3 25 (0.80%) Selenium
4 16 (0.51%) StarTeam
5 15 (0.48%) Eclipse
5 15 (0.48%) Ant
6 14 (0.45%) LoadRunner
7 13 (0.41%) InstallShield
7 13 (0.41%) WebDriver
8 10 (0.32%) NUnit
9 9 (0.29%) Git (software)
9 9 (0.29%) Wise Package Studio
9 9 (0.29%) Jenkins
10 8 (0.26%) JMeter
10 8 (0.26%) Maven
10 8 (0.26%) JUnit
10 8 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 308 (9.83%) Finance
2 95 (3.03%) Telecoms
3 44 (1.40%) Banking
4 39 (1.24%) Retail
5 31 (0.99%) Manufacturing
6 28 (0.89%) Military
7 24 (0.77%) Marketing
8 22 (0.70%) Advertising
9 17 (0.54%) Electronics
10 15 (0.48%) Back Office
10 15 (0.48%) Legal
11 12 (0.38%) Aerospace
12 11 (0.35%) Law
12 11 (0.35%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.29%) Publishing
14 8 (0.26%) Automotive
15 6 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.19%) Dutch Language
16 4 (0.13%) Italian Language
16 4 (0.13%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 547 (17.45%) Analyst
2 307 (9.80%) Support Engineer
3 266 (8.49%) Developer
4 220 (7.02%) Support Analyst
5 172 (5.49%) 2nd Line Support
6 171 (5.46%) Consultant
7 159 (5.07%) Desktop Support
8 149 (4.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 140 (4.47%) Administrator
10 129 (4.12%) Service Analyst
11 127 (4.05%) Service Desk Analyst
12 126 (4.02%) 1st Line Support
13 119 (3.80%) Desktop Engineer
14 111 (3.54%) Architect
15 106 (3.38%) Project Manager
16 81 (2.58%) Help Desk Support
17 76 (2.43%) IT Support
18 72 (2.30%) 3rd Line Support
19 71 (2.27%) Systems Administrator
20 69 (2.20%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 287 (9.16%) .NET
2 151 (4.82%) ASP.NET
3 150 (4.79%) HTML
4 134 (4.28%) XML
5 90 (2.87%) CSS
6 81 (2.58%) Web Services
7 66 (2.11%) WCF
8 61 (1.95%) .NET Framework
9 58 (1.85%) jQuery
10 48 (1.53%) Application Packaging
11 39 (1.24%) Ajax
12 38 (1.21%) ASP.NET MVC
13 36 (1.15%) WinForms
13 36 (1.15%) JSP
14 33 (1.05%) XSLT
15 24 (0.77%) HTML5
16 22 (0.70%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 21 (0.67%) SOAP
17 21 (0.67%) Flash
18 20 (0.64%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 203 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
2 194 (6.19%) Blackberry
3 150 (4.79%) Clustering
4 81 (2.58%) PKI
5 71 (2.27%) Management Information System
6 35 (1.12%) Computer Science
7 32 (1.02%) iPhone
8 31 (0.99%) Fat Client
8 31 (0.99%) iPad
8 31 (0.99%) Thin Client
9 30 (0.96%) Replication
10 29 (0.93%) Open Source
11 23 (0.73%) Client/Server
12 22 (0.70%) Mainframe
12 22 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
13 20 (0.64%) NHS
14 15 (0.48%) Mobile App
15 13 (0.41%) HACMP
15 13 (0.41%) CLARiiON
16 12 (0.38%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 943 (30.09%) Windows 7
2 836 (26.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 657 (20.96%) Windows Server 2003
4 481 (15.35%) Windows XP
5 398 (12.70%) Linux
6 313 (9.99%) UNIX
7 311 (9.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 164 (5.23%) Windows 8
9 120 (3.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 81 (2.58%) Windows 2000
11 74 (2.36%) Solaris
12 73 (2.33%) Windows Vista
13 66 (2.11%) AIX
14 43 (1.37%) Android
14 43 (1.37%) Windows 2000 Server
15 41 (1.31%) Apple iOS
16 40 (1.28%) Windows NT
17 26 (0.83%) Mac OS X
18 20 (0.64%) CentOS
19 17 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 568 (18.12%) ITIL
2 311 (9.92%) Migration
3 123 (3.92%) Service Management
4 120 (3.83%) Project Management
5 105 (3.35%) Agile Software Development
6 100 (3.19%) Incident Management
7 94 (3.00%) Change Management
8 93 (2.97%) Service Delivery
9 90 (2.87%) MVC
10 87 (2.78%) Configuration Management
11 73 (2.33%) Disaster Recovery
11 73 (2.33%) Workflow
12 69 (2.20%) Validation
13 63 (2.01%) Test Scripting
14 62 (1.98%) PRINCE2
15 61 (1.95%) Software Engineering
16 59 (1.88%) Time Management
17 56 (1.79%) Performance Tuning
18 55 (1.75%) Root Cause Analysis
19 54 (1.72%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 485 (15.48%) SQL
2 245 (7.82%) C#
3 198 (6.32%) PowerShell
4 159 (5.07%) JavaScript
5 153 (4.88%) Java
6 151 (4.82%) VBScript
7 97 (3.10%) VB
8 79 (2.52%) C
9 75 (2.39%) C++
10 67 (2.14%) T-SQL
11 62 (1.98%) Python
12 58 (1.85%) VB.NET
13 52 (1.66%) Perl
14 47 (1.50%) Shell Script
15 40 (1.28%) Bash Shell
16 37 (1.18%) Korn
17 36 (1.15%) PHP
18 29 (0.93%) PL/SQL
19 21 (0.67%) Ruby
20 17 (0.54%) VB6
Qualifications
1 698 (22.27%) Security Cleared
2 441 (14.07%) SC Cleared
3 349 (11.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 244 (7.79%) DV Cleared
5 232 (7.40%) MCSE
6 133 (4.24%) MCP
7 124 (3.96%) Degree
8 102 (3.25%) Cisco Certification
9 93 (2.97%) CCNA
10 67 (2.14%) MCITP
11 59 (1.88%) MCSA
12 42 (1.34%) CCNP
12 42 (1.34%) MCTS
13 40 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 39 (1.24%) CISSP
15 34 (1.08%) ISTQB
16 31 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
17 28 (0.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 26 (0.83%) ISEB
19 20 (0.64%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 163 (5.20%) SLA
2 45 (1.44%) QA
3 39 (1.24%) PCI DSS
4 16 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (0.29%) BS15000
7 6 (0.19%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.16%) COBIT
9 4 (0.13%) JSP 440
10 3 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.096%) BS7799
11 1 (0.032%) CDISC
System Software
1 1146 (36.57%) Active Directory
2 342 (10.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 153 (4.88%) Hyper-V
4 140 (4.47%) vSphere
5 122 (3.89%) XenApp
6 95 (3.03%) VMware ESX
7 68 (2.17%) XenDesktop
8 55 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
9 54 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
10 50 (1.60%) Terminal Services
11 36 (1.15%) ISA Server
12 26 (0.83%) UAG
13 23 (0.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 21 (0.67%) NFS
14 21 (0.67%) Forefront TMG
15 19 (0.61%) Snort
16 16 (0.51%) Xen
16 16 (0.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 16 (0.51%) XenServer
17 13 (0.41%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 267 (8.52%) SCCM
2 91 (2.90%) SCOM
3 73 (2.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 65 (2.07%) Backup Exec
5 56 (1.79%) WSUS
6 52 (1.66%) NetBackup
7 43 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
8 38 (1.21%) McAfee ePO
9 33 (1.05%) Tivoli
10 32 (1.02%) Norton AntiVirus
11 29 (0.93%) HP SIM
12 26 (0.83%) ARCserve
12 26 (0.83%) Nessus
13 25 (0.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 21 (0.67%) EMC NetWorker
15 17 (0.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 16 (0.51%) OVSD
16 16 (0.51%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 15 (0.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
17 15 (0.48%) WMI
Vendors
1 1178 (37.59%) Microsoft
2 708 (22.59%) VMware
3 415 (13.24%) Citrix
4 282 (9.00%) HP
5 269 (8.58%) Cisco
6 259 (8.26%) Oracle
7 128 (4.08%) Red Hat
8 116 (3.70%) Symantec
9 102 (3.25%) IBM
10 99 (3.16%) EMC
11 84 (2.68%) McAfee
12 71 (2.27%) NetApp
13 56 (1.79%) Remedy
13 56 (1.79%) Lotus
14 50 (1.60%) Apple
14 50 (1.60%) Dell
15 47 (1.50%) SAP
16 45 (1.44%) CA
17 44 (1.40%) Juniper
18 43 (1.37%) Lumension
Buckinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Farnham, Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £10 - £15 per hour
Posted: 13 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 14 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £120 - £144 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Rate: Up to £20 per hour
Posted: 16 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 19 hours ago
Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £150 - £170 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Surrey
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £14 - £15 Per Hour
Posted: 20 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 21 hours ago
Hampshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £120 to £150 per day Depending on Experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £10 - £15 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £14 - £18 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Bicester, Oxfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £70 - £100 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
IC Software
Rate: £17.00 - £19.00 per hour + £17-£19 per hour, initial 6 month contract
Posted: 3 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £347.48 per day
Posted: 3 days ago