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 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 5 2
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 56 45 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 16.23% 16.01% 18.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.16% 72.58% 80.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 24 17
Average daily rate
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£350 £235 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.93% +11.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £128 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £343 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £290 £308
% change year-on-year
+7.75% -5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 8
Average hourly rate £15.63 £16.75 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.71% +45.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.16 £13.00 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £29.25 £16.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.70% -9.37%
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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
124 62 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 35.94% 22.06% 22.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 32 22
Average daily rate £350 £275 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% +30.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £120 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.12% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 8
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +45.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -14.28%

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 January 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 27 January 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Southampton

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 37 (35.24%) Windows 7
2 31 (29.52%) Python
3 27 (25.71%) Linux
4 24 (22.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (20.95%) Security Cleared
5 22 (20.95%) Microsoft
5 22 (20.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (20.00%) Active Directory
7 20 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (18.10%) SC Cleared
8 19 (18.10%) UNIX
9 18 (17.14%) SQL
9 18 (17.14%) Citrix
9 18 (17.14%) Ruby
10 17 (16.19%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (16.19%) PowerShell
10 17 (16.19%) Microsoft Azure
10 17 (16.19%) Puppet
10 17 (16.19%) Configuration Management
10 17 (16.19%) C#
11 16 (15.24%) VMware
12 15 (14.29%) JavaScript
12 15 (14.29%) MS Office
12 15 (14.29%) Jenkins
13 14 (13.33%) AngularJS
13 14 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
13 14 (13.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 14 (13.33%) Mac OS X
13 14 (13.33%) Shell Script
14 13 (12.38%) TCP/IP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 8 (7.62%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (3.81%) Lync
3 3 (2.86%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.95%) Apache
5 1 (0.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 15 (14.29%) MS Office
2 9 (8.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 17 (16.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (9.52%) Heroku
4 4 (3.81%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.95%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.38%) TCP/IP
2 11 (10.48%) Modbus
2 11 (10.48%) MQTT
3 10 (9.52%) LAN
3 10 (9.52%) WAN
4 6 (5.71%) Firewall
4 6 (5.71%) DNS
5 5 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (3.81%) SAN
6 4 (3.81%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (2.86%) VPN
7 3 (2.86%) Internet
8 2 (1.90%) IPsec
8 2 (1.90%) LDAP
8 2 (1.90%) ADSL
8 2 (1.90%) WLAN
8 2 (1.90%) SMTP
8 2 (1.90%) DHCP
8 2 (1.90%) Ethernet
8 2 (1.90%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.81%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.95%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.95%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.95%) Informix
2 1 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 14 (13.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 10 (9.52%) Git (software)
4 5 (4.76%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.95%) MSI
General
1 3 (2.86%) Finance
2 2 (1.90%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.95%) Retail
3 1 (0.95%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 21 (20.00%) Developer
2 18 (17.14%) Analyst
3 11 (10.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (8.57%) Systems Engineer
5 8 (7.62%) C# Developer
5 8 (7.62%) Desktop Engineer
6 7 (6.67%) Python Developer
6 7 (6.67%) Support Engineer
6 7 (6.67%) Desktop Support
7 6 (5.71%) Software Engineer
7 6 (5.71%) Consultant
7 6 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (5.71%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 5 (4.76%) Linux Engineer
8 5 (4.76%) Applications Support
9 4 (3.81%) Migration Consultant
10 3 (2.86%) Security Analyst
10 3 (2.86%) 1st Line Support
10 3 (2.86%) 3rd Line Support
11 2 (1.90%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.33%) AngularJS
2 13 (12.38%) Ruby on Rails
3 11 (10.48%) WebSockets
4 1 (0.95%) HTML5
4 1 (0.95%) CSS3
4 1 (0.95%) Kendo UI
4 1 (0.95%) Django
4 1 (0.95%) jQuery
4 1 (0.95%) CSS
4 1 (0.95%) .NET
4 1 (0.95%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.76%) Blackberry
2 3 (2.86%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.90%) CESG
3 2 (1.90%) PKI
3 2 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.95%) Video on Demand
4 1 (0.95%) User Experience
4 1 (0.95%) Graphic Design
4 1 (0.95%) MPEG
4 1 (0.95%) Streaming Video
4 1 (0.95%) Clustering
4 1 (0.95%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 37 (35.24%) Windows 7
2 27 (25.71%) Linux
3 24 (22.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (20.95%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (18.10%) UNIX
7 14 (13.33%) Mac OS X
8 11 (10.48%) Windows XP
9 4 (3.81%) Solaris
10 1 (0.95%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.95%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.95%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.95%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.95%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (16.19%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (16.19%) Configuration Management
2 13 (12.38%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (10.48%) Migration
4 7 (6.67%) ITIL
5 4 (3.81%) Multithreading
5 4 (3.81%) SIEM
6 3 (2.86%) Change Control
6 3 (2.86%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (2.86%) Project Planning
6 3 (2.86%) Asset Management
6 3 (2.86%) Project Management
7 2 (1.90%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (1.90%) Data Analysis
7 2 (1.90%) Software Engineering
7 2 (1.90%) Document Management
7 2 (1.90%) Computer Forensics
7 2 (1.90%) Incident Management
7 2 (1.90%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (1.90%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 31 (29.52%) Python
2 18 (17.14%) SQL
2 18 (17.14%) Ruby
3 17 (16.19%) PowerShell
3 17 (16.19%) C#
4 15 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 14 (13.33%) Shell Script
6 4 (3.81%) IronPython
7 1 (0.95%) C
7 1 (0.95%) PHP
7 1 (0.95%) VBScript
7 1 (0.95%) Delphi
7 1 (0.95%) Java
Qualifications
1 22 (20.95%) Security Cleared
2 19 (18.10%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.81%) MCDST
5 3 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.86%) MCP
5 3 (2.86%) MCSA
6 2 (1.90%) MCTS
6 2 (1.90%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.95%) Degree
7 1 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.95%) CCNP
7 1 (0.95%) CCNA
7 1 (0.95%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.90%) SLA
1 2 (1.90%) QA
System Software
1 21 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.81%) Snort
4 2 (1.90%) vSphere
4 2 (1.90%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.90%) XenApp
5 1 (0.95%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.95%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.95%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.95%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 17 (16.19%) Puppet
2 10 (9.52%) SCCM
3 3 (2.86%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (2.86%) SCOM
4 2 (1.90%) ARCserve
4 2 (1.90%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.95%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 22 (20.95%) Microsoft
2 18 (17.14%) Citrix
3 16 (15.24%) VMware
4 5 (4.76%) Cisco
4 5 (4.76%) HP
5 4 (3.81%) IBM
5 4 (3.81%) Sourcefire
6 3 (2.86%) EMC
6 3 (2.86%) Oracle
7 2 (1.90%) McAfee
7 2 (1.90%) Intel
7 2 (1.90%) Avaya
7 2 (1.90%) NetApp
7 2 (1.90%) Mitel
7 2 (1.90%) Lumension
8 1 (0.95%) Imperva
8 1 (0.95%) Proofpoint
8 1 (0.95%) 3PAR
8 1 (0.95%) F5
8 1 (0.95%) LogRhythm
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