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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 48 49 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 14.59% 17.01% 14.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.15% 75.38% 61.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 23 12
Average daily rate
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£350 £218 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.55% +2.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £88 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £350 £309
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 8
Average hourly rate £13.60 £17.50 £13.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.28% +26.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £13.20 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £26.55 £21.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.81 £14.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.38% -7.81%
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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 65 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 31.61% 22.57% 24.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 32 22
Average daily rate £335 £220 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.27% -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £88 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £640
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 9
Average hourly rate £13.60 £15.00 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.71 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £40.00 £27.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

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 19 December 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 19 December 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Southampton

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 39 (40.21%) Windows 7
2 27 (27.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (26.80%) Microsoft
4 25 (25.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (21.65%) VMware
5 21 (21.65%) Python
5 21 (21.65%) Security Cleared
6 20 (20.62%) C#
6 20 (20.62%) Citrix
7 19 (19.59%) Active Directory
7 19 (19.59%) SQL
7 19 (19.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (18.56%) JavaScript
9 17 (17.53%) AngularJS
9 17 (17.53%) SC Cleared
10 16 (16.49%) MS Office
11 15 (15.46%) TCP/IP
12 14 (14.43%) Modbus
12 14 (14.43%) WebSockets
12 14 (14.43%) MQTT
13 13 (13.40%) Linux
13 13 (13.40%) Migration
14 12 (12.37%) Windows XP
15 11 (11.34%) MS Excel
16 9 (9.28%) VMware Infrastructure
16 9 (9.28%) SCCM
16 9 (9.28%) LAN
16 9 (9.28%) ITIL
16 9 (9.28%) WAN
17 8 (8.25%) Microsoft Certification

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 8 (8.25%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.09%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.09%) Lync
4 2 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 16 (16.49%) MS Office
2 11 (11.34%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.03%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.09%) Heroku
2 3 (3.09%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (15.46%) TCP/IP
2 14 (14.43%) Modbus
2 14 (14.43%) MQTT
3 9 (9.28%) LAN
3 9 (9.28%) WAN
4 7 (7.22%) DNS
5 5 (5.15%) Firewall
6 4 (4.12%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (3.09%) WLAN
7 3 (3.09%) VPN
7 3 (3.09%) SAN
7 3 (3.09%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (2.06%) ADSL
8 2 (2.06%) DHCP
8 2 (2.06%) Ethernet
8 2 (2.06%) Internet
9 1 (1.03%) TETRA
9 1 (1.03%) Wireless
9 1 (1.03%) IPsec
9 1 (1.03%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.15%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.03%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.03%) Informix
3 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.03%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (5.15%) Visual Studio
2 4 (4.12%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (3.09%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (3.09%) Telecoms
1 3 (3.09%) Finance
2 1 (1.03%) Back Office
2 1 (1.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (19.59%) Developer
2 16 (16.49%) Analyst
3 12 (12.37%) C# Developer
4 11 (11.34%) Python Developer
5 9 (9.28%) Desktop Support
6 8 (8.25%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (7.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (7.22%) Systems Engineer
7 7 (7.22%) Support Engineer
7 7 (7.22%) Desktop Engineer
8 6 (6.19%) Consultant
8 6 (6.19%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 5 (5.15%) Software Engineer
9 5 (5.15%) Applications Support
10 4 (4.12%) Migration Consultant
11 3 (3.09%) Administrator
11 3 (3.09%) Software Developer
11 3 (3.09%) Project Manager
11 3 (3.09%) Support Technician
11 3 (3.09%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (17.53%) AngularJS
2 14 (14.43%) WebSockets
3 4 (4.12%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (1.03%) CSS
4 1 (1.03%) .NET
4 1 (1.03%) HTML
4 1 (1.03%) Django
4 1 (1.03%) jQuery
4 1 (1.03%) HTML5
4 1 (1.03%) Kendo UI
4 1 (1.03%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.09%) PKI
2 2 (2.06%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.06%) NHS
2 2 (2.06%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.06%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.03%) Streaming Video
3 1 (1.03%) MPEG
3 1 (1.03%) Graphic Design
3 1 (1.03%) CESG
3 1 (1.03%) User Experience
3 1 (1.03%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 39 (40.21%) Windows 7
2 27 (27.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (25.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (19.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (13.40%) Linux
6 12 (12.37%) Windows XP
7 7 (7.22%) UNIX
8 3 (3.09%) Mac OS X
8 3 (3.09%) Solaris
8 3 (3.09%) Windows 2000
8 3 (3.09%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.03%) Windows CE
9 1 (1.03%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (1.03%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (13.40%) Migration
2 9 (9.28%) ITIL
3 4 (4.12%) Software Engineering
3 4 (4.12%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (4.12%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (4.12%) Multithreading
3 4 (4.12%) Project Planning
3 4 (4.12%) Configuration Management
3 4 (4.12%) Project Management
4 3 (3.09%) Asset Management
4 3 (3.09%) SIEM
5 2 (2.06%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (2.06%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (2.06%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (2.06%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (2.06%) Document Management
5 2 (2.06%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (2.06%) Data Analysis
6 1 (1.03%) Service Management
6 1 (1.03%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 21 (21.65%) Python
2 20 (20.62%) C#
3 19 (19.59%) SQL
4 18 (18.56%) JavaScript
5 5 (5.15%) Ruby
6 4 (4.12%) IronPython
7 3 (3.09%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.09%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.03%) C
8 1 (1.03%) PHP
8 1 (1.03%) Delphi
8 1 (1.03%) Java
Qualifications
1 21 (21.65%) Security Cleared
2 17 (17.53%) SC Cleared
3 8 (8.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (4.12%) MCDST
4 4 (4.12%) MCTS
4 4 (4.12%) MCP
5 3 (3.09%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (3.09%) MCSA
6 2 (2.06%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.03%) CCNP
7 1 (1.03%) CCNA
7 1 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.06%) QA
1 2 (2.06%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (19.59%) Active Directory
2 9 (9.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.15%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.12%) vSphere
5 3 (3.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (3.09%) Snort
6 2 (2.06%) XenApp
6 2 (2.06%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.03%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.03%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.03%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (9.28%) SCCM
2 4 (4.12%) Puppet
3 3 (3.09%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (3.09%) SCOM
4 2 (2.06%) ARCserve
5 1 (1.03%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 26 (26.80%) Microsoft
2 21 (21.65%) VMware
3 20 (20.62%) Citrix
4 5 (5.15%) HP
5 4 (4.12%) Cisco
6 3 (3.09%) IBM
6 3 (3.09%) EMC
6 3 (3.09%) Oracle
6 3 (3.09%) Sourcefire
7 2 (2.06%) Mitel
7 2 (2.06%) NetApp
7 2 (2.06%) Avaya
7 2 (2.06%) Intel
8 1 (1.03%) Wyse
8 1 (1.03%) Symantec
8 1 (1.03%) McAfee
8 1 (1.03%) Dell
8 1 (1.03%) Adobe
8 1 (1.03%) Borland
8 1 (1.03%) CA
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