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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 6 1
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 72 38 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 22.15% 12.58% 20.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 73.47% 47.50% 70.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 24 34
Average daily rate
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£375 £310 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% +8.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £159 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 12
Average hourly rate £13.50 £20.50 £16.44
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.14% +24.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.35 £16.50 £13.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £104.10 £31.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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
98 80 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 30.15% 26.49% 28.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 47 48
Average daily rate £375 £315 £269
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% +17.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £180 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.09% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 15
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.19% -18.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £15.50 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.25 £125.00 £37.50
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 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 2 June 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 2 June 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Southampton

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 69 (46.94%) Linux
2 50 (34.01%) Configuration Management
3 43 (29.25%) Puppet
4 42 (28.57%) Jenkins
5 41 (27.89%) PowerShell
6 40 (27.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 38 (25.85%) Agile Software Development
8 37 (25.17%) Python
9 34 (23.13%) Microsoft
10 33 (22.45%) Active Directory
11 32 (21.77%) Continuous Integration
12 31 (21.09%) UNIX
13 30 (20.41%) Windows 7
13 30 (20.41%) Ruby
14 29 (19.73%) Git (software)
14 29 (19.73%) Windows Server 2012
15 26 (17.69%) Microsoft Azure
15 26 (17.69%) Amazon AWS
16 25 (17.01%) Scrum
17 24 (16.33%) Shell Script
17 24 (16.33%) Mac OS X
17 24 (16.33%) Windows Server 2008
18 23 (15.65%) Security Cleared
19 21 (14.29%) SC Cleared
20 20 (13.61%) VMware
21 19 (12.93%) DevOps
22 18 (12.24%) Vagrant
23 17 (11.56%) QA
23 17 (11.56%) Ruby on Rails
24 16 (10.88%) Cucumber

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 16 (10.88%) WebLogic
2 10 (6.80%) MS Exchange
3 9 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (4.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (4.08%) SharePoint
6 4 (2.72%) JBoss
7 3 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.36%) Lync
8 2 (1.36%) IIS
8 2 (1.36%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.68%) Apache
Applications
1 13 (8.84%) MS Office
2 11 (7.48%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.36%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (4.08%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (17.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 26 (17.69%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (8.84%) Heroku
3 10 (6.80%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.88%) TCP/IP
2 10 (6.80%) SAN
3 9 (6.12%) Firewall
3 9 (6.12%) WAN
3 9 (6.12%) DNS
4 7 (4.76%) Network Security
4 7 (4.76%) LAN
5 6 (4.08%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (3.40%) FCoE
6 5 (3.40%) Fibre Channel
6 5 (3.40%) Internet
6 5 (3.40%) NetScaler
6 5 (3.40%) Modbus
6 5 (3.40%) MQTT
7 3 (2.04%) Wireshark
7 3 (2.04%) tcpdump
7 3 (2.04%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (2.04%) LDAP
7 3 (2.04%) SMTP
7 3 (2.04%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.12%) Relational Database
1 9 (6.12%) PostgreSQL
1 9 (6.12%) MySQL
2 8 (5.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 42 (28.57%) Jenkins
2 40 (27.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 29 (19.73%) Git (software)
4 16 (10.88%) Cucumber
5 4 (2.72%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.36%) MSI
7 1 (0.68%) InstallShield
General
1 3 (2.04%) Retail
2 2 (1.36%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.36%) Finance
Job Titles
1 38 (25.85%) Developer
2 26 (17.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 15 (10.20%) Support Engineer
4 13 (8.84%) Linux Engineer
5 12 (8.16%) Analyst
6 10 (6.80%) Architect
6 10 (6.80%) DevOps Engineer
7 9 (6.12%) Java Developer
8 8 (5.44%) Desktop Engineer
9 6 (4.08%) Network Engineer
9 6 (4.08%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (4.08%) Security Engineer
10 5 (3.40%) Automation Engineer
10 5 (3.40%) Infrastructure Architect
10 5 (3.40%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (3.40%) Network Security Engineer
10 5 (3.40%) Technical Architect
10 5 (3.40%) Software Engineer
11 4 (2.72%) Desktop Support
11 4 (2.72%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (11.56%) Ruby on Rails
2 9 (6.12%) J2EE
2 9 (6.12%) EJB
2 9 (6.12%) SOAP
2 9 (6.12%) Web Services
3 8 (5.44%) AngularJS
4 5 (3.40%) WebSockets
5 3 (2.04%) HTML
6 2 (1.36%) HTML5
6 2 (1.36%) .NET
7 1 (0.68%) YAML
7 1 (0.68%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.44%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.76%) Blackberry
3 4 (2.72%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.72%) Clustering
3 4 (2.72%) PKI
4 3 (2.04%) CESG
4 3 (2.04%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.36%) EPoS
5 2 (1.36%) PMI
6 1 (0.68%) iPhone
6 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.68%) Video on Demand
6 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.68%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 69 (46.94%) Linux
2 31 (21.09%) UNIX
3 30 (20.41%) Windows 7
4 29 (19.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (16.33%) Mac OS X
5 24 (16.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (7.48%) Windows XP
7 10 (6.80%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.04%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (34.01%) Configuration Management
2 38 (25.85%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (21.77%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (17.01%) Scrum
5 19 (12.93%) DevOps
6 14 (9.52%) Continuous Delivery
7 12 (8.16%) ITIL
8 9 (6.12%) UML
9 7 (4.76%) Migration
9 7 (4.76%) SOA
9 7 (4.76%) Process Management
10 6 (4.08%) Incident Management
11 5 (3.40%) Change Control
11 5 (3.40%) Infrastructure Management
12 4 (2.72%) GAP Analysis
12 4 (2.72%) Multithreading
13 3 (2.04%) Digital Forensics
13 3 (2.04%) Computer Forensics
13 3 (2.04%) Penetration Testing
13 3 (2.04%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 41 (27.89%) PowerShell
2 37 (25.17%) Python
3 30 (20.41%) Ruby
4 24 (16.33%) Shell Script
5 13 (8.84%) SQL
5 13 (8.84%) Java
6 11 (7.48%) JavaScript
7 8 (5.44%) C#
7 8 (5.44%) Go
8 6 (4.08%) VBScript
9 4 (2.72%) IronPython
10 2 (1.36%) Perl
10 2 (1.36%) VB
11 1 (0.68%) Groovy
11 1 (0.68%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.68%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.68%) PHP
11 1 (0.68%) C
11 1 (0.68%) C++
Qualifications
1 23 (15.65%) Security Cleared
2 21 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 16 (10.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (9.52%) MCSE
5 6 (4.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (3.40%) VCP4
7 3 (2.04%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.04%) MCDST
8 2 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.36%) PMP
8 2 (1.36%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.36%) MCSA
8 2 (1.36%) MCP
8 2 (1.36%) CCNP
8 2 (1.36%) CCNA
9 1 (0.68%) MCTS
9 1 (0.68%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (11.56%) QA
2 3 (2.04%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (22.45%) Active Directory
2 12 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.44%) vSphere
4 7 (4.76%) XenApp
4 7 (4.76%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.04%) Snort
6 1 (0.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.68%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.68%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.68%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 43 (29.25%) Puppet
2 18 (12.24%) Vagrant
3 14 (9.52%) SCCM
4 7 (4.76%) SCOM
5 5 (3.40%) vMotion
6 2 (1.36%) ARCserve
6 2 (1.36%) WMI
7 1 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 34 (23.13%) Microsoft
2 20 (13.61%) VMware
3 14 (9.52%) Citrix
3 14 (9.52%) Oracle
4 9 (6.12%) Cisco
4 9 (6.12%) Intel
5 8 (5.44%) HP
6 7 (4.76%) 3PAR
7 4 (2.72%) Websense
8 3 (2.04%) Sourcefire
8 3 (2.04%) McAfee
8 3 (2.04%) LogRhythm
8 3 (2.04%) Lumension
9 2 (1.36%) Sophos
9 2 (1.36%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.36%) NetApp
9 2 (1.36%) Lotus
9 2 (1.36%) Juniper
9 2 (1.36%) Siebel
9 2 (1.36%) Mitel
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