The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 2 11
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +9
Contract jobs citing Windows 45 67 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 15.79% 20.87% 13.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 81.82% 80.72% 45.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 43 29
Median daily rate £350 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £174 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £390 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 7
Median hourly rate £12.25 £15.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.33% -42.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £13.05 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.21 £44.80 £31.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +1.66%
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
55 83 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 19.30% 25.86% 28.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 50 62
Median daily rate £340 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £150 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £400 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 7
Median hourly rate £12.25 £14.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -48.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £13.25 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £44.00 £33.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Southampton region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 7 December 2016.

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 7 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Southampton region with a requirement for Windows.

1 35 (39.33%) VMware
2 33 (37.08%) Active Directory
3 25 (28.09%) Windows Server
4 24 (26.97%) Linux
5 23 (25.84%) Windows 7
6 21 (23.60%) ITIL
7 20 (22.47%) Service Management
7 20 (22.47%) PaaS
7 20 (22.47%) IaaS
8 19 (21.35%) Microsoft
9 16 (17.98%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (14.61%) SQL
11 12 (13.48%) VMware Infrastructure
11 12 (13.48%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (13.48%) User Stories
12 11 (12.36%) Security Cleared
12 11 (12.36%) SQL Server
12 11 (12.36%) MS Office
13 10 (11.24%) Scrum
13 10 (11.24%) PowerShell
13 10 (11.24%) Windows 8
13 10 (11.24%) Windows Server 2012
14 9 (10.11%) Windows 10
14 9 (10.11%) Citrix
14 9 (10.11%) MS Excel
14 9 (10.11%) MS Exchange
14 9 (10.11%) Cisco
15 8 (8.99%) DNS
16 7 (7.87%) .NET
16 7 (7.87%) Puppet

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (10.11%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.49%) CMS
3 4 (4.49%) IIS
4 3 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (3.37%) Skype for Business
5 2 (2.25%) Apache
5 2 (2.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.25%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.25%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.12%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.12%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 11 (12.36%) MS Office
2 9 (10.11%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (5.62%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 20 (22.47%) IaaS
1 20 (22.47%) PaaS
2 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.37%) Office 365
4 1 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.12%) G Suite
4 1 (1.12%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.12%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.99%) DNS
2 5 (5.62%) DHCP
2 5 (5.62%) LAN
2 5 (5.62%) VoIP
2 5 (5.62%) WAN
3 3 (3.37%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.37%) Unified Communications
4 2 (2.25%) LDAP
4 2 (2.25%) NetScaler
4 2 (2.25%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (2.25%) VPN
5 1 (1.12%) Kerberos
5 1 (1.12%) SAN
5 1 (1.12%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.36%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.37%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (2.25%) MySQL
4 2 (2.25%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.12%) DB2
5 1 (1.12%) Kalido
5 1 (1.12%) OLAP
5 1 (1.12%) OLTP
5 1 (1.12%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.12%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 6 (6.74%) Jenkins
2 4 (4.49%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (3.37%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.12%) JIRA
4 1 (1.12%) MSI
4 1 (1.12%) NUnit
4 1 (1.12%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (1.12%) Selenium
4 1 (1.12%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.12%) WiX
General
1 3 (3.37%) Multimedia
2 2 (2.25%) Finance
3 1 (1.12%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (23.60%) Analyst
2 14 (15.73%) Support Engineer
3 11 (12.36%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 7 (7.87%) 3rd Line Support
4 7 (7.87%) Developer
4 7 (7.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (7.87%) IT Support
4 7 (7.87%) Support Analyst
5 6 (6.74%) .NET Developer
5 6 (6.74%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 6 (6.74%) Architect
5 6 (6.74%) Business Analyst
5 6 (6.74%) Service Analyst
5 6 (6.74%) Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (6.74%) VMware Engineer
6 5 (5.62%) 1st Line Support
6 5 (5.62%) Administrator
6 5 (5.62%) Desktop Support
6 5 (5.62%) Support Technician
7 4 (4.49%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.87%) .NET
2 6 (6.74%) ASP.NET
3 4 (4.49%) WCF
3 4 (4.49%) XML
4 3 (3.37%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 3 (3.37%) CSS
4 3 (3.37%) LINQ
4 3 (3.37%) LINQ to SQL
4 3 (3.37%) Web Services
5 2 (2.25%) CSS3
5 2 (2.25%) JSP
5 2 (2.25%) XSLT
6 1 (1.12%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.12%) Ajax
6 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.12%) Entity Framework
6 1 (1.12%) jQuery
6 1 (1.12%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (1.12%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.62%) Clustering
2 4 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.37%) Fat Client
3 3 (3.37%) N-Tier
3 3 (3.37%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.25%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.25%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.25%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.25%) NHS
4 2 (2.25%) PKI
4 2 (2.25%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.25%) Statistics
5 1 (1.12%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.12%) CMDB
5 1 (1.12%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.12%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.12%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.12%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.12%) iSeries
5 1 (1.12%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 25 (28.09%) Windows Server
2 24 (26.97%) Linux
3 23 (25.84%) Windows 7
4 16 (17.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (11.24%) Windows 8
5 10 (11.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (10.11%) Windows 10
7 6 (6.74%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (4.49%) Windows XP
9 3 (3.37%) Unix
10 2 (2.25%) Android
10 2 (2.25%) Apple iOS
10 2 (2.25%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (23.60%) ITIL
2 20 (22.47%) Service Management
3 12 (13.48%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (13.48%) User Stories
4 10 (11.24%) Scrum
5 5 (5.62%) Analytics
6 4 (4.49%) Change Management
6 4 (4.49%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (3.37%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (3.37%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (3.37%) Knowledge Management
7 3 (3.37%) Migration
7 3 (3.37%) OOP
7 3 (3.37%) Server Monitoring
8 2 (2.25%) Application Performance Monitoring
8 2 (2.25%) DevOps
8 2 (2.25%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 2 (2.25%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (2.25%) Server Building
8 2 (2.25%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 13 (14.61%) SQL
2 10 (11.24%) PowerShell
3 6 (6.74%) C#
4 4 (4.49%) Java
5 3 (3.37%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.37%) VB
5 3 (3.37%) VB.NET
6 2 (2.25%) C++
6 2 (2.25%) Objective-C
6 2 (2.25%) Perl
6 2 (2.25%) PHP
6 2 (2.25%) Ruby
6 2 (2.25%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.12%) C
7 1 (1.12%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.12%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.12%) VBA
7 1 (1.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (12.36%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.74%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.37%) MCP
4 2 (2.25%) Degree
4 2 (2.25%) MCSE
4 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.12%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.12%) CCNA
5 1 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.12%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (1.12%) RHCE
5 1 (1.12%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.25%) Data Quality
1 2 (2.25%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (37.08%) Active Directory
2 12 (13.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.49%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (4.49%) XenApp
4 3 (3.37%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.37%) vSphere
5 2 (2.25%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.12%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.12%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (7.87%) Puppet
1 7 (7.87%) SCCM
2 6 (6.74%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (5.62%) SCOM
4 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (3.37%) Terraform
5 2 (2.25%) DatAdvantage
5 2 (2.25%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (1.12%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.12%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (1.12%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 35 (39.33%) VMware
2 19 (21.35%) Microsoft
3 9 (10.11%) Cisco
3 9 (10.11%) Citrix
4 6 (6.74%) BMC
4 6 (6.74%) CA
4 6 (6.74%) Remedy
5 5 (5.62%) Avaya
6 4 (4.49%) HP
6 4 (4.49%) Oracle
7 2 (2.25%) Apple
7 2 (2.25%) EMC
7 2 (2.25%) Intel
7 2 (2.25%) Symantec
7 2 (2.25%) Varonis
7 2 (2.25%) Wyse
7 2 (2.25%) Xerox
8 1 (1.12%) AppSense
8 1 (1.12%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (1.12%) IBM