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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 10 2
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows 69 42 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 17.78% 11.44% 19.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.35% 49.41% 81.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 33 38
Average daily rate
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£361 £390 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.37% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £158 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £420 £447
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.73% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 12
Average hourly rate £17.50 £27.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.18% +71.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £24.03 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.63 £31.20 £19.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.12
% change year-on-year
+5.73% -0.76%
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
104 85 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 26.80% 23.16% 23.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 61 50
Average daily rate £363 £333 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.02% +2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £450 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 13
Average hourly rate £20.00 £27.00 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.92% +96.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £27.00 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.75 £33.00 £22.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 31 August 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 31 August 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Southampton

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (48.59%) Microsoft
2 49 (34.51%) ITIL
3 46 (32.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 44 (30.99%) Linux
5 43 (30.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 38 (26.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 38 (26.76%) MCSE
7 33 (23.24%) MS Exchange
8 32 (22.54%) Intel
8 32 (22.54%) Configuration Management
9 31 (21.83%) Exchange Server 2010
9 31 (21.83%) Exchange Server 2013
10 30 (21.13%) SQL
11 28 (19.72%) Oracle
12 27 (19.01%) Active Directory
12 27 (19.01%) Scrum
13 24 (16.90%) VMware
13 24 (16.90%) Jenkins
13 24 (16.90%) Puppet
14 23 (16.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 22 (15.49%) PowerShell
16 21 (14.79%) MS Office
17 20 (14.08%) Git (software)
17 20 (14.08%) Continuous Integration
17 20 (14.08%) QA
17 20 (14.08%) DevOps
18 19 (13.38%) Security Cleared
19 18 (12.68%) SC Cleared
19 18 (12.68%) Cucumber
19 18 (12.68%) Vagrant

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 33 (23.24%) MS Exchange
2 31 (21.83%) Exchange Server 2010
2 31 (21.83%) Exchange Server 2013
3 18 (12.68%) WebLogic
4 7 (4.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (2.82%) IIS
5 4 (2.82%) JBoss
6 3 (2.11%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.41%) Lync
8 1 (0.70%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.70%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.70%) CMS
Applications
1 21 (14.79%) MS Office
2 13 (9.15%) MS Project
3 6 (4.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (4.23%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.70%) Agresso
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.52%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (3.52%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.11%) SaaS
2 3 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.41%) Heroku
3 2 (1.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.04%) TCP/IP
2 7 (4.93%) SAN
2 7 (4.93%) FCoE
2 7 (4.93%) Fibre Channel
2 7 (4.93%) NetScaler
3 6 (4.23%) DNS
4 5 (3.52%) HTTP
4 5 (3.52%) Internet
5 4 (2.82%) LAN
5 4 (2.82%) WAN
6 3 (2.11%) DHCP
6 3 (2.11%) Firewall
7 2 (1.41%) IPsec
7 2 (1.41%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (1.41%) Wireshark
7 2 (1.41%) FTP
7 2 (1.41%) SMTP
7 2 (1.41%) LDAP
7 2 (1.41%) SSL
7 2 (1.41%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.34%) MySQL
1 9 (6.34%) PostgreSQL
1 9 (6.34%) Relational Database
2 6 (4.23%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.41%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.70%) DTS
4 1 (0.70%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 24 (16.90%) Jenkins
2 23 (16.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 20 (14.08%) Git (software)
4 18 (12.68%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.41%) MSI
6 1 (0.70%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.70%) AdminStudio
General
1 15 (10.56%) Finance
2 2 (1.41%) Retail
3 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (22.54%) Architect
2 28 (19.72%) Infrastructure Architect
3 19 (13.38%) Developer
4 18 (12.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 17 (11.97%) Analyst
6 14 (9.86%) Project Manager
6 14 (9.86%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 14 (9.86%) Infrastructure Manager
7 12 (8.45%) Support Engineer
8 10 (7.04%) DevOps Engineer
9 9 (6.34%) Java Developer
10 8 (5.63%) Linux Engineer
11 6 (4.23%) Automation Engineer
12 5 (3.52%) Designer
12 5 (3.52%) Infrastructure Designer
12 5 (3.52%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 5 (3.52%) 2nd Line Support
12 5 (3.52%) Consultant
13 4 (2.82%) Technical Architect
13 4 (2.82%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.34%) J2EE
1 9 (6.34%) EJB
1 9 (6.34%) SOAP
1 9 (6.34%) Web Services
2 6 (4.23%) HTML
3 3 (2.11%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (1.41%) .NET
4 2 (1.41%) HTML5
5 1 (0.70%) YAML
5 1 (0.70%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.86%) Data Centre
2 13 (9.15%) PMI
3 3 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.41%) BYOD
4 2 (1.41%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.41%) Clustering
4 2 (1.41%) CESG
4 2 (1.41%) PKI
4 2 (1.41%) Statistics
5 1 (0.70%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.70%) iPhone
5 1 (0.70%) HP Storage
5 1 (0.70%) EPoS
5 1 (0.70%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.70%) GIS
5 1 (0.70%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 46 (32.39%) Windows Server 2008
2 44 (30.99%) Linux
3 43 (30.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (11.97%) Windows 7
5 9 (6.34%) UNIX
6 7 (4.93%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (3.52%) Mac OS X
8 4 (2.82%) Windows XP
9 3 (2.11%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.41%) AIX
10 2 (1.41%) Solaris
10 2 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (34.51%) ITIL
2 32 (22.54%) Configuration Management
3 27 (19.01%) Scrum
4 20 (14.08%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (14.08%) DevOps
5 18 (12.68%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (11.97%) Infrastructure Management
7 16 (11.27%) PRINCE2
8 13 (9.15%) Project Management
9 9 (6.34%) UML
10 8 (5.63%) Process Management
11 7 (4.93%) SOA
12 4 (2.82%) User Acceptance Testing
12 4 (2.82%) Incident Management
13 3 (2.11%) CRM
13 3 (2.11%) GAP Analysis
14 2 (1.41%) Change Management
14 2 (1.41%) Asset Management
14 2 (1.41%) Data Management
14 2 (1.41%) Computer Forensics
Programming Languages
1 30 (21.13%) SQL
2 22 (15.49%) PowerShell
3 13 (9.15%) Java
4 7 (4.93%) Ruby
4 7 (4.93%) VBScript
4 7 (4.93%) Python
5 5 (3.52%) Shell Script
6 4 (2.82%) VB
7 3 (2.11%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.41%) Perl
8 2 (1.41%) C
8 2 (1.41%) Go
9 1 (0.70%) Groovy
9 1 (0.70%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.70%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.70%) C++
9 1 (0.70%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 38 (26.76%) MCSE
1 38 (26.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (13.38%) Security Cleared
3 18 (12.68%) SC Cleared
4 13 (9.15%) PMP
4 13 (9.15%) PMI Certification
5 9 (6.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (4.93%) VCP4
7 4 (2.82%) Degree
8 2 (1.41%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.41%) MCP
8 2 (1.41%) HND
8 2 (1.41%) CCNP
8 2 (1.41%) CCNA
8 2 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.70%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.70%) MCDST
9 1 (0.70%) EMC Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (14.08%) QA
2 3 (2.11%) SLA
3 2 (1.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 27 (19.01%) Active Directory
2 13 (9.15%) vSphere
3 11 (7.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (7.04%) XenApp
5 2 (1.41%) XenServer
5 2 (1.41%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.41%) Snort
6 1 (0.70%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.70%) Firmware
6 1 (0.70%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 24 (16.90%) Puppet
2 18 (12.68%) Vagrant
3 13 (9.15%) SCCM
4 8 (5.63%) vMotion
5 7 (4.93%) SCOM
6 2 (1.41%) WMI
6 2 (1.41%) WSUS
6 2 (1.41%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 69 (48.59%) Microsoft
2 32 (22.54%) Intel
3 28 (19.72%) Oracle
4 24 (16.90%) VMware
5 11 (7.75%) Citrix
6 9 (6.34%) HP
7 7 (4.93%) 3PAR
8 4 (2.82%) EMC
9 3 (2.11%) Cisco
9 3 (2.11%) IBM
10 2 (1.41%) Siebel
10 2 (1.41%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.41%) Sourcefire
10 2 (1.41%) Lumension
11 1 (0.70%) Acronis
11 1 (0.70%) Northgate
11 1 (0.70%) IronPort
11 1 (0.70%) Apple
11 1 (0.70%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.70%) Dell