The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Southampton region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 3 8
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 61 43 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 15.97% 16.04% 12.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.22% 62.32% 76.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 31 9
Average daily rate £275 £220 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -22.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £150 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £350 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 11
Average hourly rate £16.00 £13.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -38.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.27 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £35.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
103 69 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 26.96% 25.75% 16.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 45 14
Average daily rate £292 £225 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.55% -21.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £155 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £395 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 14
Average hourly rate £16.00 £30.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% +26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.00 £40.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows
Hampshire

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 18 April 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
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 18 April 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Southampton

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 40 (37.74%) Windows 7
2 31 (29.25%) Active Directory
3 25 (23.58%) VMware
4 20 (18.87%) Windows XP
5 19 (17.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (17.92%) VMware Infrastructure
6 18 (16.98%) Microsoft
7 17 (16.04%) SQL
7 17 (16.04%) Linux
7 17 (16.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (14.15%) Citrix
9 14 (13.21%) MS Office
9 14 (13.21%) Windows 8
10 13 (12.26%) SQL Server
10 13 (12.26%) ITIL
10 13 (12.26%) MS Exchange
11 12 (11.32%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (10.38%) MS Excel
12 11 (10.38%) LAN
12 11 (10.38%) .NET
12 11 (10.38%) Security Cleared
13 10 (9.43%) TCP/IP
14 9 (8.49%) DNS
14 9 (8.49%) C#
14 9 (8.49%) SAN
14 9 (8.49%) SC Cleared
15 8 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2010
15 8 (7.55%) vSphere
15 8 (7.55%) HP
15 8 (7.55%) Oracle

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 13 (12.26%) MS Exchange
2 8 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (5.66%) IIS
4 4 (3.77%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.83%) Apache
5 3 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.89%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.94%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.94%) GroupWise
7 1 (0.94%) Lync
7 1 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (13.21%) MS Office
2 11 (10.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.94%) Office 365
1 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.38%) LAN
2 10 (9.43%) TCP/IP
3 9 (8.49%) DNS
3 9 (8.49%) SAN
4 7 (6.60%) DHCP
5 5 (4.72%) WAN
5 5 (4.72%) LDAP
6 4 (3.77%) Network Security
6 4 (3.77%) CTI
7 3 (2.83%) Firewall
7 3 (2.83%) Internet
7 3 (2.83%) iSCSI
7 3 (2.83%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (2.83%) NAS
8 2 (1.89%) IPv4
8 2 (1.89%) VPN
9 1 (0.94%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.94%) VoIP
9 1 (0.94%) WLAN
9 1 (0.94%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.83%) MySQL
3 2 (1.89%) Pentaho
3 2 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.94%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (5.66%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.83%) Moq
3 2 (1.89%) Selenium
4 1 (0.94%) JUnit
4 1 (0.94%) Hudson
4 1 (0.94%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (3.77%) Finance
2 3 (2.83%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.83%) Local Government
3 1 (0.94%) Games
3 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.94%) Back Office
3 1 (0.94%) Electronics
3 1 (0.94%) Banking
3 1 (0.94%) Marketing
3 1 (0.94%) Military
Job Titles
1 13 (12.26%) Developer
2 9 (8.49%) Support Engineer
2 9 (8.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (8.49%) Rollout Engineer
3 8 (7.55%) C# Developer
3 8 (7.55%) Administrator
3 8 (7.55%) Analyst
3 8 (7.55%) Systems Engineer
4 7 (6.60%) Desktop Support
5 6 (5.66%) IT Administrator
5 6 (5.66%) Deployment Engineer
6 5 (4.72%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 5 (4.72%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (4.72%) Team Leader
6 5 (4.72%) .NET Developer
6 5 (4.72%) IT Support
7 4 (3.77%) Designer
7 4 (3.77%) Deployment Team Leader
7 4 (3.77%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (3.77%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.38%) .NET
2 8 (7.55%) SOAP
2 8 (7.55%) Web Services
3 7 (6.60%) XML
3 7 (6.60%) HTML
4 6 (5.66%) WinForms
5 4 (3.77%) COM
6 3 (2.83%) CSS
6 3 (2.83%) Classic ASP
6 3 (2.83%) ASP.NET
6 3 (2.83%) LINQ
7 2 (1.89%) WCF
7 2 (1.89%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.94%) ATL
8 1 (0.94%) STL
8 1 (0.94%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.83%) Computer Science
2 2 (1.89%) Blackberry
2 2 (1.89%) Replication
3 1 (0.94%) Mainframe
3 1 (0.94%) DTV
3 1 (0.94%) Clustering
3 1 (0.94%) iSeries
3 1 (0.94%) iPhone
3 1 (0.94%) Kindle
3 1 (0.94%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 40 (37.74%) Windows 7
2 20 (18.87%) Windows XP
3 19 (17.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (16.04%) Linux
4 17 (16.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (13.21%) Windows 8
6 12 (11.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (5.66%) UNIX
8 4 (3.77%) Solaris
9 2 (1.89%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.89%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.94%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.94%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.94%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (12.26%) ITIL
2 6 (5.66%) Data Security
2 6 (5.66%) Migration
3 5 (4.72%) Software Engineering
3 5 (4.72%) Multithreading
4 4 (3.77%) OO
5 3 (2.83%) CRM
5 3 (2.83%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (2.83%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (2.83%) Network Management
5 3 (2.83%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (1.89%) Test Strategy
6 2 (1.89%) Data Migration
6 2 (1.89%) Problem Management
6 2 (1.89%) Dimensional Modelling
6 2 (1.89%) System Testing
6 2 (1.89%) Test Scripting
6 2 (1.89%) Business Continuity
6 2 (1.89%) Information Security
6 2 (1.89%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (16.04%) SQL
2 9 (8.49%) C#
3 7 (6.60%) PowerShell
4 5 (4.72%) C++
4 5 (4.72%) Python
5 3 (2.83%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.89%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.89%) Korn
6 2 (1.89%) C
6 2 (1.89%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (10.38%) Security Cleared
2 9 (8.49%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.72%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.77%) Degree
4 4 (3.77%) MCSE
5 2 (1.89%) VCP5
5 2 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.89%) CCNP
5 2 (1.89%) CCNA
5 2 (1.89%) MCP
6 1 (0.94%) MCSA
6 1 (0.94%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.94%) MCDST
6 1 (0.94%) MCTS
6 1 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.94%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.83%) SLA
2 1 (0.94%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 31 (29.25%) Active Directory
2 19 (17.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (7.55%) vSphere
4 4 (3.77%) XenApp
5 3 (2.83%) VMware ESX
5 3 (2.83%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.94%) Snort
6 1 (0.94%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.94%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 5 (4.72%) SCCM
2 3 (2.83%) Tivoli
2 3 (2.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.94%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.94%) SCOM
Vendors
1 25 (23.58%) VMware
2 18 (16.98%) Microsoft
3 15 (14.15%) Citrix
4 8 (7.55%) HP
4 8 (7.55%) Oracle
5 6 (5.66%) Cisco
6 5 (4.72%) IBM
6 5 (4.72%) NetApp
7 4 (3.77%) EMC
7 4 (3.77%) Intel
8 3 (2.83%) Hitachi
8 3 (2.83%) Brocade
9 2 (1.89%) Sophos
9 2 (1.89%) JBoss
10 1 (0.94%) SAP
10 1 (0.94%) Avaya
10 1 (0.94%) BMC
10 1 (0.94%) Borland
10 1 (0.94%) Apple
10 1 (0.94%) TIBCO
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