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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 2 6
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 42 65 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 11.48% 19.40% 15.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.00% 81.25% 67.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 39 14
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£390 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £180 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £444 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £304 £315 £313
% change year-on-year
-3.49% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 18
Average hourly rate £27.00 £15.75 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.03 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.20 £19.53 £38.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.23 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -4.81%
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
84 80 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 22.95% 23.88% 22.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 51 25
Average daily rate £335 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 18
Average hourly rate £27.00 £13.75 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.36% -51.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 27 August 2014.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 31 (37.35%) Windows 7
2 24 (28.92%) VMware
3 23 (27.71%) Microsoft
4 22 (26.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (21.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (19.28%) TCP/IP
7 15 (18.07%) JavaScript
8 14 (16.87%) Python
8 14 (16.87%) VMware Infrastructure
9 13 (15.66%) ITIL
9 13 (15.66%) C#
10 12 (14.46%) Linux
10 12 (14.46%) Active Directory
10 12 (14.46%) WebSockets
10 12 (14.46%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (14.46%) AngularJS
10 12 (14.46%) Modbus
10 12 (14.46%) MQTT
11 11 (13.25%) Security Cleared
12 10 (12.05%) SQL
13 9 (10.84%) Migration
13 9 (10.84%) Intel
13 9 (10.84%) Citrix
13 9 (10.84%) LAN
13 9 (10.84%) Windows XP
13 9 (10.84%) SC Cleared
14 8 (9.64%) MS Exchange
14 8 (9.64%) WAN
14 8 (9.64%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (9.64%) MS Office

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 8 (9.64%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.82%) IIS
3 4 (4.82%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.61%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (3.61%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.41%) Apache
5 2 (2.41%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.20%) Lync
Applications
1 8 (9.64%) MS Office
1 8 (9.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (19.28%) TCP/IP
2 12 (14.46%) Modbus
2 12 (14.46%) MQTT
3 9 (10.84%) LAN
4 8 (9.64%) WAN
5 6 (7.23%) DNS
5 6 (7.23%) SAN
6 3 (3.61%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (2.41%) Firewall
7 2 (2.41%) iSCSI
7 2 (2.41%) NAS
7 2 (2.41%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (2.41%) IPv4
7 2 (2.41%) LDAP
8 1 (1.20%) VoIP
8 1 (1.20%) WLAN
8 1 (1.20%) DMZ
8 1 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.20%) TETRA
8 1 (1.20%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.20%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.20%) MSI
2 1 (1.20%) AdminStudio
General
1 6 (7.23%) Finance
2 3 (3.61%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.20%) Electronics
3 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.20%) Games
3 1 (1.20%) Banking
3 1 (1.20%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (15.66%) Developer
2 10 (12.05%) Systems Engineer
3 9 (10.84%) Analyst
3 9 (10.84%) C# Developer
3 9 (10.84%) Designer
4 8 (9.64%) Infrastructure Designer
4 8 (9.64%) Desktop Support
5 7 (8.43%) Python Developer
6 6 (7.23%) Support Engineer
7 5 (6.02%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (4.82%) Administrator
8 4 (4.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.82%) Desktop Engineer
8 4 (4.82%) Software Engineer
8 4 (4.82%) Senior Systems Engineer
9 3 (3.61%) Deployment Engineer
9 3 (3.61%) Operations Analyst
9 3 (3.61%) Windows Administrator
9 3 (3.61%) 2nd Line Support Technician
9 3 (3.61%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (14.46%) WebSockets
1 12 (14.46%) AngularJS
2 5 (6.02%) Web Services
3 4 (4.82%) .NET
4 3 (3.61%) Classic ASP
4 3 (3.61%) CSS
4 3 (3.61%) SOAP
4 3 (3.61%) XML
4 3 (3.61%) WinForms
4 3 (3.61%) HTML
5 2 (2.41%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.41%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.20%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.61%) Mainframe
1 3 (3.61%) Clustering
2 2 (2.41%) NHS
2 2 (2.41%) Blackberry
2 2 (2.41%) DTV
2 2 (2.41%) PKI
3 1 (1.20%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.20%) Kindle
3 1 (1.20%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.20%) MPEG
3 1 (1.20%) Smartcard
3 1 (1.20%) STB
3 1 (1.20%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 31 (37.35%) Windows 7
2 22 (26.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (21.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (14.46%) Linux
4 12 (14.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (10.84%) Windows XP
6 7 (8.43%) Windows 8
7 6 (7.23%) UNIX
8 5 (6.02%) Solaris
9 3 (3.61%) Windows Vista
10 2 (2.41%) AIX
10 2 (2.41%) Windows 2000
10 2 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.20%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (15.66%) ITIL
2 9 (10.84%) Migration
3 7 (8.43%) Software Engineering
4 3 (3.61%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (3.61%) Project Management
4 3 (3.61%) Budget Control
4 3 (3.61%) SIEM
4 3 (3.61%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (3.61%) Data Analysis
5 2 (2.41%) DevOps
5 2 (2.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (2.41%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (2.41%) Data Migration
5 2 (2.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (2.41%) PRINCE2
5 2 (2.41%) E-Commerce
5 2 (2.41%) Scrum
6 1 (1.20%) Programme Management
6 1 (1.20%) Asset Management
6 1 (1.20%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 15 (18.07%) JavaScript
2 14 (16.87%) Python
3 13 (15.66%) C#
4 10 (12.05%) SQL
5 5 (6.02%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.41%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.41%) Korn
6 2 (2.41%) VBA
7 1 (1.20%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.20%) VBScript
7 1 (1.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (13.25%) Security Cleared
2 9 (10.84%) SC Cleared
3 8 (9.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (7.23%) CCNA
4 6 (7.23%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (6.02%) CCNP
6 4 (4.82%) MCSE
6 4 (4.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (4.82%) Degree
6 4 (4.82%) VCP5
7 2 (2.41%) MCTS
7 2 (2.41%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.41%) MCP
8 1 (1.20%) MCSA
8 1 (1.20%) MCDST
8 1 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.20%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.20%) QA
System Software
1 14 (16.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (14.46%) Active Directory
3 5 (6.02%) vSphere
4 4 (4.82%) Hyper-V
5 3 (3.61%) Snort
6 2 (2.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (2.41%) VMware ESX
6 2 (2.41%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (2.41%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.20%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.20%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (8.43%) SCCM
2 2 (2.41%) SCOM
2 2 (2.41%) Tivoli
2 2 (2.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.20%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 24 (28.92%) VMware
2 23 (27.71%) Microsoft
3 9 (10.84%) Intel
3 9 (10.84%) Citrix
4 7 (8.43%) Cisco
5 5 (6.02%) HP
6 4 (4.82%) Oracle
7 3 (3.61%) SAP
7 3 (3.61%) IBM
7 3 (3.61%) Sourcefire
7 3 (3.61%) EMC
8 2 (2.41%) Brocade
8 2 (2.41%) Hitachi
8 2 (2.41%) NetApp
8 2 (2.41%) Veritas
8 2 (2.41%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.20%) TIBCO
9 1 (1.20%) LANDesk
9 1 (1.20%) Sitecore
9 1 (1.20%) Avaya
Southampton, Hampshire
Steria
Rate: Up to £9 per hour
Posted: 5 hours ago
Southampton
Interquest - IQ ESM
Posted: 13 days ago
Southampton
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Southampton
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £235 - £270 per day
Posted: 22 days ago