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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 9 1
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows 76 38 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 23.10% 10.98% 23.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 71.70% 47.50% 75.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 28 38
Average daily rate
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£349 £315 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -5.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £174 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £425 £447
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 17
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.13 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.49% +9.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £16.23 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £22.03 £25.00
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
106 80 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 32.22% 23.12% 31.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 58 55
Average daily rate £363 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 18
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £18.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -17.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £15.50 £11.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £21.30 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 29 July 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 29 July 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Southampton

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 61 (39.35%) Microsoft
2 54 (34.84%) Linux
3 44 (28.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 42 (27.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 39 (25.16%) ITIL
6 37 (23.87%) Configuration Management
7 34 (21.94%) Active Directory
8 31 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 31 (20.00%) PowerShell
9 30 (19.35%) MCSE
10 29 (18.71%) SQL
10 29 (18.71%) Jenkins
11 28 (18.06%) Puppet
11 28 (18.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 27 (17.42%) Scrum
13 26 (16.77%) Oracle
14 25 (16.13%) MS Exchange
14 25 (16.13%) VMware
15 24 (15.48%) Intel
15 24 (15.48%) Exchange Server 2010
15 24 (15.48%) Exchange Server 2013
16 23 (14.84%) Agile Software Development
17 22 (14.19%) Security Cleared
17 22 (14.19%) Windows 7
18 21 (13.55%) Git (software)
18 21 (13.55%) Continuous Integration
18 21 (13.55%) SC Cleared
18 21 (13.55%) MS Office
18 21 (13.55%) DevOps
19 20 (12.90%) QA

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 25 (16.13%) MS Exchange
2 24 (15.48%) Exchange Server 2010
2 24 (15.48%) Exchange Server 2013
3 18 (11.61%) WebLogic
4 7 (4.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (2.58%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.58%) IIS
5 4 (2.58%) JBoss
6 2 (1.29%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.65%) CMS
7 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.65%) Lync
7 1 (0.65%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 21 (13.55%) MS Office
2 11 (7.10%) MS Project
3 10 (6.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (3.87%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.65%) Agresso
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.81%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (5.81%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.87%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.94%) SaaS
3 3 (1.94%) Heroku
4 2 (1.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.39%) TCP/IP
2 11 (7.10%) SAN
3 9 (5.81%) DNS
4 7 (4.52%) Firewall
4 7 (4.52%) FCoE
4 7 (4.52%) Fibre Channel
4 7 (4.52%) NetScaler
5 6 (3.87%) Network Security
5 6 (3.87%) WAN
6 5 (3.23%) Internet
6 5 (3.23%) HTTP
7 4 (2.58%) LAN
8 3 (1.94%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.29%) IPsec
9 2 (1.29%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (1.29%) Wireshark
9 2 (1.29%) LDAP
9 2 (1.29%) SSL
9 2 (1.29%) SMTP
9 2 (1.29%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.81%) MySQL
1 9 (5.81%) SQL Server
1 9 (5.81%) PostgreSQL
1 9 (5.81%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.29%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.65%) DTS
3 1 (0.65%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 29 (18.71%) Jenkins
2 28 (18.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 21 (13.55%) Git (software)
4 18 (11.61%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.29%) MSI
6 1 (0.65%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.65%) AdminStudio
General
1 13 (8.39%) Finance
2 2 (1.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (15.48%) Architect
2 23 (14.84%) Developer
2 23 (14.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 20 (12.90%) Infrastructure Architect
4 19 (12.26%) Support Engineer
4 19 (12.26%) Analyst
5 11 (7.10%) Project Manager
5 11 (7.10%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 11 (7.10%) Infrastructure Manager
5 11 (7.10%) DevOps Engineer
6 9 (5.81%) Linux Engineer
6 9 (5.81%) Java Developer
7 7 (4.52%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (3.87%) Security Engineer
8 6 (3.87%) Network Engineer
8 6 (3.87%) Automation Engineer
9 5 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (3.23%) Network Security Engineer
9 5 (3.23%) Consultant
9 5 (3.23%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.81%) J2EE
1 9 (5.81%) EJB
1 9 (5.81%) SOAP
1 9 (5.81%) Web Services
2 6 (3.87%) HTML
3 5 (3.23%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (1.29%) .NET
4 2 (1.29%) HTML5
5 1 (0.65%) YAML
5 1 (0.65%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.68%) Data Centre
2 11 (7.10%) PMI
3 4 (2.58%) Blackberry
3 4 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.94%) PKI
4 3 (1.94%) Clustering
5 2 (1.29%) CESG
5 2 (1.29%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.29%) EPoS
5 2 (1.29%) Statistics
5 2 (1.29%) BYOD
5 2 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.65%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.65%) iPhone
6 1 (0.65%) HP Storage
6 1 (0.65%) GIS
6 1 (0.65%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 54 (34.84%) Linux
2 44 (28.39%) Windows Server 2012
3 42 (27.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (14.19%) Windows 7
5 15 (9.68%) UNIX
6 10 (6.45%) Mac OS X
6 10 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (5.16%) Windows XP
8 3 (1.94%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (25.16%) ITIL
2 37 (23.87%) Configuration Management
3 27 (17.42%) Scrum
4 23 (14.84%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (13.55%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (13.55%) DevOps
6 15 (9.68%) Infrastructure Management
7 14 (9.03%) PRINCE2
8 11 (7.10%) Project Management
9 9 (5.81%) UML
10 8 (5.16%) Process Management
11 7 (4.52%) SOA
12 6 (3.87%) Migration
13 5 (3.23%) Incident Management
14 4 (2.58%) User Acceptance Testing
14 4 (2.58%) GAP Analysis
15 3 (1.94%) Change Management
15 3 (1.94%) CRM
15 3 (1.94%) Information Security
15 3 (1.94%) Digital Forensics
Programming Languages
1 31 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 29 (18.71%) SQL
3 13 (8.39%) Java
3 13 (8.39%) Ruby
3 13 (8.39%) Python
4 10 (6.45%) Shell Script
5 7 (4.52%) VBScript
6 4 (2.58%) VB
7 3 (1.94%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.29%) Perl
8 2 (1.29%) Go
9 1 (0.65%) Groovy
9 1 (0.65%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.65%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.65%) PHP
9 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.65%) C
9 1 (0.65%) C++
Qualifications
1 31 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (19.35%) MCSE
3 22 (14.19%) Security Cleared
4 21 (13.55%) SC Cleared
5 11 (7.10%) PMP
5 11 (7.10%) PMI Certification
6 9 (5.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (4.52%) VCP4
8 4 (2.58%) Degree
9 2 (1.29%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.29%) CCNP
9 2 (1.29%) CCNA
9 2 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.29%) MCP
9 2 (1.29%) HND
10 1 (0.65%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.65%) MCDST
10 1 (0.65%) EMC Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (12.90%) QA
2 4 (2.58%) SLA
3 3 (1.94%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 34 (21.94%) Active Directory
2 15 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (9.03%) vSphere
4 10 (6.45%) XenApp
5 5 (3.23%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.29%) XenServer
6 2 (1.29%) Snort
7 1 (0.65%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.65%) Firmware
7 1 (0.65%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 28 (18.06%) Puppet
2 18 (11.61%) Vagrant
3 15 (9.68%) SCCM
4 8 (5.16%) SCOM
4 8 (5.16%) vMotion
5 2 (1.29%) WMI
5 2 (1.29%) WSUS
6 1 (0.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 61 (39.35%) Microsoft
2 26 (16.77%) Oracle
3 25 (16.13%) VMware
4 24 (15.48%) Intel
5 12 (7.74%) Citrix
6 10 (6.45%) HP
7 8 (5.16%) 3PAR
8 5 (3.23%) Cisco
9 3 (1.94%) Websense
10 2 (1.29%) LogRhythm
10 2 (1.29%) Sourcefire
10 2 (1.29%) Siebel
10 2 (1.29%) Juniper
10 2 (1.29%) Lotus
10 2 (1.29%) McAfee
11 1 (0.65%) Sophos
11 1 (0.65%) Altiris
11 1 (0.65%) Apple
11 1 (0.65%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.65%) IBM
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