The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 9 1
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows 74 37 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 21.02% 11.31% 24.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 69.16% 41.57% 76.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 25 43
Average daily rate
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£363 £305 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.85% -4.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £172 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 17
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.13 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.49% +9.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £16.23 £13.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £22.03 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -6.45%
Windows
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Operating Systems Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
107 89 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 30.40% 27.22% 31.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 58 58
Average daily rate £363 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 19
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £18.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -18.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.50 £13.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £21.30 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Southampton region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Southampton region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Southampton

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 64 (41.03%) Linux
2 50 (32.05%) Microsoft
3 43 (27.56%) Configuration Management
4 39 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 36 (23.08%) Puppet
5 36 (23.08%) Active Directory
5 36 (23.08%) PowerShell
6 35 (22.44%) Jenkins
7 34 (21.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 34 (21.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 31 (19.87%) Agile Software Development
9 29 (18.59%) ITIL
10 27 (17.31%) Scrum
10 27 (17.31%) Continuous Integration
10 27 (17.31%) Windows 7
11 25 (16.03%) Git (software)
11 25 (16.03%) Microsoft Certification
12 24 (15.38%) MCSE
13 23 (14.74%) UNIX
13 23 (14.74%) Security Cleared
14 22 (14.10%) SC Cleared
14 22 (14.10%) SQL
14 22 (14.10%) Python
15 21 (13.46%) Oracle
15 21 (13.46%) Ruby
15 21 (13.46%) DevOps
16 20 (12.82%) Vagrant
16 20 (12.82%) VMware
16 20 (12.82%) QA
16 20 (12.82%) MS Exchange

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 20 (12.82%) MS Exchange
2 19 (12.18%) Exchange Server 2010
2 19 (12.18%) Exchange Server 2013
3 18 (11.54%) WebLogic
4 7 (4.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (2.56%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.56%) IIS
5 4 (2.56%) JBoss
6 3 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.28%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.28%) Lync
8 1 (0.64%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.64%) Apache
8 1 (0.64%) CMS
8 1 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 17 (10.90%) MS Office
2 10 (6.41%) MS Excel
3 6 (3.85%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (3.85%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.64%) Agresso
2 1 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (10.90%) Microsoft Azure
1 17 (10.90%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (5.13%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (4.49%) Heroku
4 3 (1.92%) SaaS
5 2 (1.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 10 (6.41%) SAN
3 8 (5.13%) DNS
3 8 (5.13%) WAN
3 8 (5.13%) Firewall
4 7 (4.49%) Network Security
5 6 (3.85%) HTTP
5 6 (3.85%) LAN
5 6 (3.85%) Internet
6 5 (3.21%) FCoE
6 5 (3.21%) Fibre Channel
6 5 (3.21%) NetScaler
7 3 (1.92%) tcpdump
7 3 (1.92%) SSL
7 3 (1.92%) LDAP
7 3 (1.92%) SMTP
7 3 (1.92%) FTP
7 3 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (1.92%) IPsec
7 3 (1.92%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.77%) MySQL
1 9 (5.77%) SQL Server
1 9 (5.77%) PostgreSQL
1 9 (5.77%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.28%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.64%) DTS
3 1 (0.64%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 35 (22.44%) Jenkins
2 34 (21.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 25 (16.03%) Git (software)
4 18 (11.54%) Cucumber
5 3 (1.92%) MSI
6 1 (0.64%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.64%) AdminStudio
General
1 8 (5.13%) Finance
2 2 (1.28%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (17.31%) Developer
2 23 (14.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 20 (12.82%) Support Engineer
4 19 (12.18%) Architect
5 18 (11.54%) Analyst
6 15 (9.62%) Infrastructure Architect
7 12 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
8 11 (7.05%) DevOps Engineer
9 9 (5.77%) Java Developer
10 7 (4.49%) Desktop Engineer
11 6 (3.85%) Infrastructure Manager
11 6 (3.85%) Security Engineer
11 6 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
11 6 (3.85%) Project Manager
11 6 (3.85%) Network Engineer
11 6 (3.85%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 6 (3.85%) Automation Engineer
12 5 (3.21%) Network Security Engineer
12 5 (3.21%) Consultant
12 5 (3.21%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.05%) Ruby on Rails
2 9 (5.77%) J2EE
2 9 (5.77%) EJB
2 9 (5.77%) SOAP
2 9 (5.77%) Web Services
3 6 (3.85%) HTML
4 2 (1.28%) .NET
4 2 (1.28%) HTML5
5 1 (0.64%) WebSockets
5 1 (0.64%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.64%) YAML
5 1 (0.64%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.05%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.49%) Blackberry
3 6 (3.85%) PMI
4 4 (2.56%) Clustering
4 4 (2.56%) PKI
4 4 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.92%) CESG
5 3 (1.92%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.28%) EPoS
6 2 (1.28%) BYOD
6 2 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.64%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.64%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.64%) iPhone
7 1 (0.64%) HP Storage
7 1 (0.64%) GIS
7 1 (0.64%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 64 (41.03%) Linux
2 39 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 34 (21.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (17.31%) Windows 7
5 23 (14.74%) UNIX
6 16 (10.26%) Mac OS X
7 12 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (6.41%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.92%) Solaris
9 3 (1.92%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (27.56%) Configuration Management
2 31 (19.87%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (18.59%) ITIL
4 27 (17.31%) Scrum
4 27 (17.31%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (13.46%) DevOps
6 11 (7.05%) Infrastructure Management
7 9 (5.77%) PRINCE2
7 9 (5.77%) UML
8 8 (5.13%) Migration
8 8 (5.13%) Process Management
9 7 (4.49%) SOA
9 7 (4.49%) Continuous Delivery
10 6 (3.85%) Project Management
10 6 (3.85%) Incident Management
11 5 (3.21%) Change Control
12 4 (2.56%) User Acceptance Testing
12 4 (2.56%) GAP Analysis
13 3 (1.92%) Change Management
13 3 (1.92%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 36 (23.08%) PowerShell
2 22 (14.10%) Python
2 22 (14.10%) SQL
3 21 (13.46%) Ruby
4 16 (10.26%) Shell Script
5 13 (8.33%) Java
6 6 (3.85%) VBScript
7 4 (2.56%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.92%) Go
9 2 (1.28%) VB
9 2 (1.28%) Perl
10 1 (0.64%) PHP
10 1 (0.64%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.64%) C
10 1 (0.64%) C#
10 1 (0.64%) C++
10 1 (0.64%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.64%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.64%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 25 (16.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (15.38%) MCSE
3 23 (14.74%) Security Cleared
4 22 (14.10%) SC Cleared
5 6 (3.85%) PMP
5 6 (3.85%) PMI Certification
5 6 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (3.21%) VCP4
7 4 (2.56%) Degree
8 3 (1.92%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.28%) CCNP
9 2 (1.28%) CCNA
9 2 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.28%) MCDST
9 2 (1.28%) HND
10 1 (0.64%) MCP
10 1 (0.64%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (12.82%) QA
2 4 (2.56%) SLA
3 3 (1.92%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 36 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 11 (7.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.77%) vSphere
4 8 (5.13%) XenApp
5 5 (3.21%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.92%) Snort
7 2 (1.28%) XenServer
8 1 (0.64%) Firmware
8 1 (0.64%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.64%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 36 (23.08%) Puppet
2 20 (12.82%) Vagrant
3 14 (8.97%) SCCM
4 7 (4.49%) SCOM
5 5 (3.21%) vMotion
6 2 (1.28%) WMI
7 1 (0.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 50 (32.05%) Microsoft
2 21 (13.46%) Oracle
3 20 (12.82%) VMware
4 19 (12.18%) Intel
5 11 (7.05%) Citrix
6 9 (5.77%) HP
7 7 (4.49%) 3PAR
8 6 (3.85%) Cisco
9 4 (2.56%) Websense
10 3 (1.92%) LogRhythm
10 3 (1.92%) Lumension
10 3 (1.92%) McAfee
10 3 (1.92%) Sourcefire
11 2 (1.28%) Sophos
11 2 (1.28%) IBM
11 2 (1.28%) Siebel
11 2 (1.28%) Juniper
11 2 (1.28%) Lotus
11 2 (1.28%) Apple
11 2 (1.28%) CheckPoint
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