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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 5 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 75 55 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 17.28% 15.58% 16.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.14% 63.22% 60.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 40 21
Average daily rate
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£375 £220 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.45% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £94 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £316 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 10
Average hourly rate £13.75 £16.00 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.06% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.77 £12.23 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £58.50 £33.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.80 £15.35 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.58% +2.33%
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
129 87 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 29.72% 24.65% 27.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 57 36
Average daily rate £375 £275 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £95 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £325 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £319 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 13
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £12.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £69.00 £39.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 March 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 52 (41.60%) Linux
2 34 (27.20%) Python
3 31 (24.80%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (24.80%) PowerShell
3 31 (24.80%) Windows 7
4 30 (24.00%) Configuration Management
5 29 (23.20%) Microsoft
5 29 (23.20%) UNIX
6 28 (22.40%) Active Directory
6 28 (22.40%) Ruby
6 28 (22.40%) Puppet
7 27 (21.60%) Jenkins
8 26 (20.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 24 (19.20%) Microsoft Azure
10 22 (17.60%) VMware
10 22 (17.60%) Shell Script
10 22 (17.60%) Mac OS X
11 21 (16.80%) Amazon AWS
12 20 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
13 19 (15.20%) Windows Server 2008
13 19 (15.20%) Continuous Integration
14 17 (13.60%) MS Office
15 16 (12.80%) Ruby on Rails
15 16 (12.80%) Git (software)
16 15 (12.00%) Security Cleared
16 15 (12.00%) Citrix
17 13 (10.40%) Firewall
17 13 (10.40%) Windows Server 2003
17 13 (10.40%) MS Excel
17 13 (10.40%) WAN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 7 (5.60%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.80%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (3.20%) Lync
3 4 (3.20%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.60%) JBoss
5 2 (1.60%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.80%) Apache
6 1 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 17 (13.60%) MS Office
2 13 (10.40%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.20%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 24 (19.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (16.80%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (9.60%) Heroku
4 9 (7.20%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.80%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.40%) WAN
1 13 (10.40%) Firewall
2 12 (9.60%) TCP/IP
3 11 (8.80%) LAN
4 9 (7.20%) DNS
5 8 (6.40%) Network Security
6 7 (5.60%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (5.60%) SAN
7 5 (4.00%) Internet
7 5 (4.00%) Modbus
7 5 (4.00%) MQTT
8 4 (3.20%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (2.40%) Wireshark
9 3 (2.40%) SSL
9 3 (2.40%) IPsec
9 3 (2.40%) tcpdump
9 3 (2.40%) VPN
9 3 (2.40%) FTP
9 3 (2.40%) HTTP
9 3 (2.40%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.60%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.80%) Relational Database
2 6 (4.80%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (4.00%) MySQL
4 1 (0.80%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 27 (21.60%) Jenkins
2 26 (20.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 16 (12.80%) Git (software)
4 5 (4.00%) Visual Studio
5 4 (3.20%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.60%) MSI
7 1 (0.80%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (2.40%) Retail
2 2 (1.60%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.80%) Finance
3 1 (0.80%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 32 (25.60%) Developer
2 17 (13.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 15 (12.00%) Support Engineer
4 11 (8.80%) Analyst
5 10 (8.00%) Desktop Engineer
6 8 (6.40%) Systems Engineer
7 7 (5.60%) Desktop Support
7 7 (5.60%) Linux Engineer
8 6 (4.80%) Security Engineer
8 6 (4.80%) Network Engineer
9 5 (4.00%) Software Engineer
9 5 (4.00%) Network Security Engineer
9 5 (4.00%) Security Analyst
9 5 (4.00%) Java Developer
9 5 (4.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 4 (3.20%) C# Developer
10 4 (3.20%) 2nd Line Support
10 4 (3.20%) 1st Line Support
10 4 (3.20%) Network Analyst
10 4 (3.20%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.80%) Ruby on Rails
2 8 (6.40%) AngularJS
3 5 (4.00%) WebSockets
3 5 (4.00%) SOAP
3 5 (4.00%) Web Services
3 5 (4.00%) J2EE
3 5 (4.00%) EJB
4 3 (2.40%) HTML
4 3 (2.40%) .NET
5 2 (1.60%) HTML5
6 1 (0.80%) CSS3
6 1 (0.80%) Kendo UI
6 1 (0.80%) CSS
6 1 (0.80%) Django
6 1 (0.80%) jQuery
6 1 (0.80%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.60%) Blackberry
2 4 (3.20%) PKI
2 4 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.40%) CESG
3 3 (2.40%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.60%) Clustering
4 2 (1.60%) EPoS
5 1 (0.80%) GIS
5 1 (0.80%) Graphic Design
5 1 (0.80%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.80%) Video on Demand
5 1 (0.80%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 52 (41.60%) Linux
2 31 (24.80%) Windows 7
3 29 (23.20%) UNIX
4 22 (17.60%) Mac OS X
5 20 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (15.20%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (10.40%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (9.60%) Windows XP
9 4 (3.20%) Solaris
10 1 (0.80%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.80%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.80%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.80%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.80%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (24.80%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (24.00%) Configuration Management
3 19 (15.20%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (10.40%) Continuous Delivery
5 9 (7.20%) Scrum
6 7 (5.60%) ITIL
6 7 (5.60%) Migration
6 7 (5.60%) DevOps
7 6 (4.80%) Incident Management
8 5 (4.00%) Change Control
8 5 (4.00%) UML
9 4 (3.20%) Process Management
9 4 (3.20%) SOA
9 4 (3.20%) GAP Analysis
9 4 (3.20%) Multithreading
9 4 (3.20%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (3.20%) SIEM
10 3 (2.40%) Digital Forensics
10 3 (2.40%) Computer Forensics
10 3 (2.40%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (27.20%) Python
2 31 (24.80%) PowerShell
3 28 (22.40%) Ruby
4 22 (17.60%) Shell Script
5 11 (8.80%) JavaScript
6 10 (8.00%) C#
7 9 (7.20%) Java
7 9 (7.20%) SQL
8 7 (5.60%) Golang
9 4 (3.20%) IronPython
10 2 (1.60%) PHP
11 1 (0.80%) VBScript
11 1 (0.80%) C
11 1 (0.80%) Delphi
11 1 (0.80%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 15 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (10.40%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (4.00%) MCDST
5 4 (3.20%) MCP
6 3 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.40%) MCSA
6 3 (2.40%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.60%) MCTS
7 2 (1.60%) MCSE
8 1 (0.80%) CCNP
8 1 (0.80%) CCNA
8 1 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.00%) QA
2 4 (3.20%) SLA
3 3 (2.40%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (22.40%) Active Directory
2 11 (8.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.00%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.20%) Snort
4 4 (3.20%) vSphere
5 3 (2.40%) XenApp
6 1 (0.80%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.80%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.80%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.80%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 28 (22.40%) Puppet
2 10 (8.00%) SCCM
3 6 (4.80%) Vagrant
4 3 (2.40%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (1.60%) ARCserve
5 2 (1.60%) SCOM
6 1 (0.80%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.80%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.80%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 29 (23.20%) Microsoft
2 22 (17.60%) VMware
3 15 (12.00%) Citrix
4 9 (7.20%) Cisco
5 8 (6.40%) Oracle
6 7 (5.60%) HP
7 4 (3.20%) IBM
7 4 (3.20%) McAfee
7 4 (3.20%) Sourcefire
7 4 (3.20%) Websense
8 3 (2.40%) EMC
8 3 (2.40%) LogRhythm
9 2 (1.60%) Lumension
9 2 (1.60%) NetApp
9 2 (1.60%) Lotus
9 2 (1.60%) Avaya
9 2 (1.60%) Juniper
9 2 (1.60%) Siebel
9 2 (1.60%) 3PAR
9 2 (1.60%) Sophos
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