The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 31 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 4 1
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 236 215 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 16.37% 16.84% 19.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.99% 65.95% 68.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 116 150
Average daily rate
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£350 £308 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.82% -5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.73% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 28 29
Average hourly rate £32.50 £17.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.17% +25.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £14.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.40 £47.15 £21.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.12
% change year-on-year
+5.73% -0.76%
Windows
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Surrey region.

Operating Systems Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
407 326 355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 28.22% 25.53% 28.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 176 206
Average daily rate £361 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.15% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £190 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 32 51
Average hourly rate £30.00 £17.00 £16.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.47% +3.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Surrey region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Surrey region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Surrey region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Surrey

Windows
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Guildford +8 42 £350 -7.89% 28
Redhill 0 18 £350 -6.66% 6
Epsom 0 14 £181 -20.32% 4
Reigate 0 12 £338 -15.62% 3
Staines +2 10 £350 +7.69% 4
Cobham +4 7 £350 +7.69% 1
Weybridge +3 7 £400 - 1
Woking -6 7 £240 -20.00% 5
Leatherhead -19 7 £338 -15.62% 8
Camberley 0 4 - - 3
Chertsey 0 4 £533 +200.00%
Egham -8 4 - - 2
Esher - 2 £160 - 3
Farnham - 2 - - 3
Banstead - 1 £488 -
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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.

1 149 (33.41%) VMware
2 139 (31.17%) Active Directory
3 134 (30.04%) Microsoft
4 123 (27.58%) SQL
5 121 (27.13%) Linux
6 98 (21.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 97 (21.75%) Windows 7
8 92 (20.63%) SQL Server
9 84 (18.83%) VMware Infrastructure
10 73 (16.37%) Windows Server 2003
11 71 (15.92%) Citrix
12 66 (14.80%) ITIL
13 63 (14.13%) MS Excel
14 62 (13.90%) Windows Server 2012
15 58 (13.00%) SAN
15 58 (13.00%) DNS
16 56 (12.56%) Finance
17 55 (12.33%) Cisco
18 53 (11.88%) Data Centre
19 51 (11.43%) MS Exchange
19 51 (11.43%) MS Office
20 50 (11.21%) TCP/IP
21 45 (10.09%) Migration
22 43 (9.64%) PowerShell
23 42 (9.42%) C#
23 42 (9.42%) UNIX
24 41 (9.19%) DHCP
25 40 (8.97%) Microsoft Certification
26 39 (8.74%) IIS
27 38 (8.52%) HP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 51 (11.43%) MS Exchange
2 39 (8.74%) IIS
3 22 (4.93%) SharePoint
4 21 (4.71%) Lync
5 18 (4.04%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (2.47%) Apache
7 8 (1.79%) Tomcat
7 8 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (1.57%) SharePoint 2010
8 7 (1.57%) OpenStack
8 7 (1.57%) JBoss
9 6 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.67%) TPMS
10 3 (0.67%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.67%) SAS
10 3 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 63 (14.13%) MS Excel
2 51 (11.43%) MS Office
3 10 (2.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (2.02%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.22%) Academy Housing
Cloud Services
1 21 (4.71%) Office 365
2 12 (2.69%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (1.79%) PaaS
4 8 (1.79%) IaaS
5 6 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (1.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 5 (1.12%) OneDrive
7 3 (0.67%) SaaS
7 3 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.67%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 58 (13.00%) DNS
1 58 (13.00%) SAN
2 50 (11.21%) TCP/IP
3 41 (9.19%) DHCP
4 37 (8.30%) Firewall
5 32 (7.17%) LAN
6 27 (6.05%) WAN
7 26 (5.83%) VPN
7 26 (5.83%) NAS
8 18 (4.04%) VoIP
9 14 (3.14%) Network Security
10 12 (2.69%) Internet
11 11 (2.47%) SSH
11 11 (2.47%) Radio Access Network
12 10 (2.24%) FTP
13 9 (2.02%) LDAP
13 9 (2.02%) SSL
14 8 (1.79%) Unified Communications
15 7 (1.57%) Cisco ASA
15 7 (1.57%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (20.63%) SQL Server
2 27 (6.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (4.04%) MySQL
3 18 (4.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (3.81%) DB2
4 17 (3.81%) SQL Server 2012
5 14 (3.14%) Relational Database
5 14 (3.14%) SQL Server 2005
6 12 (2.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (2.69%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (2.69%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (2.02%) RDBMS
8 8 (1.79%) SQL Server 2000
8 8 (1.79%) DTS
8 8 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (1.79%) Oracle Database
9 7 (1.57%) OLTP
10 5 (1.12%) Hadoop
11 4 (0.90%) OpenStack Swift
11 4 (0.90%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 14 (3.14%) Visual Studio
2 13 (2.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (2.47%) Git (software)
4 7 (1.57%) JIRA
4 7 (1.57%) Talend Open Studio
4 7 (1.57%) Jenkins
5 6 (1.35%) Subversion
6 4 (0.90%) Maven
6 4 (0.90%) ClearQuest
6 4 (0.90%) ClearCase
6 4 (0.90%) Ant
6 4 (0.90%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (0.67%) Eclipse
7 3 (0.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (0.67%) MSI
7 3 (0.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (0.67%) MSBuild
8 2 (0.45%) MSTest
9 1 (0.22%) Moq
9 1 (0.22%) Hudson
General
1 56 (12.56%) Finance
2 17 (3.81%) Back Office
2 17 (3.81%) Telecoms
3 15 (3.36%) Banking
4 12 (2.69%) Retail
5 11 (2.47%) Military
6 8 (1.79%) Legal
7 5 (1.12%) Electronics
8 4 (0.90%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.90%) Marketing
9 3 (0.67%) Japanese Language
9 3 (0.67%) Billing
9 3 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.67%) Automotive
10 2 (0.45%) Law
10 2 (0.45%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.45%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.45%) Publishing
11 1 (0.22%) Advertising
11 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 59 (13.23%) Analyst
2 44 (9.87%) Support Engineer
3 39 (8.74%) Administrator
4 33 (7.40%) Developer
5 32 (7.17%) Systems Administrator
6 30 (6.73%) Support Analyst
7 27 (6.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 26 (5.83%) Desktop Support
9 23 (5.16%) Consultant
10 22 (4.93%) 2nd Line Support
11 20 (4.48%) Architect
12 18 (4.04%) Desktop Engineer
13 17 (3.81%) Software Engineer
14 16 (3.59%) DBA
14 16 (3.59%) Server Engineer
15 15 (3.36%) IT Support
16 14 (3.14%) OSS Engineer
16 14 (3.14%) 1st Line Support
16 14 (3.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
17 13 (2.91%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (6.50%) .NET
2 22 (4.93%) HTML
3 18 (4.04%) ASP.NET
3 18 (4.04%) XML
4 16 (3.59%) Web Services
5 10 (2.24%) CSS
6 8 (1.79%) jQuery
7 7 (1.57%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (1.35%) COM+
8 6 (1.35%) .NET Framework
9 5 (1.12%) WCF
9 5 (1.12%) REST
10 4 (0.90%) Regular Expression
10 4 (0.90%) Kafka
10 4 (0.90%) AngularJS
10 4 (0.90%) Apache Camel
10 4 (0.90%) SWT
10 4 (0.90%) Middleware
10 4 (0.90%) Hibernate
10 4 (0.90%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 53 (11.88%) Data Centre
2 28 (6.28%) Clustering
3 19 (4.26%) AS400
4 17 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (3.14%) iSeries
6 11 (2.47%) Client/Server
7 10 (2.24%) NHS
7 10 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (2.02%) Blackberry
8 9 (2.02%) Management Information System
9 8 (1.79%) PKI
9 8 (1.79%) Smartphone
10 7 (1.57%) Enterprise Storage
10 7 (1.57%) Ontologies
11 6 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (1.12%) Embedded Systems
12 5 (1.12%) Thin Client
12 5 (1.12%) Fat Client
12 5 (1.12%) BYOD
13 4 (0.90%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 121 (27.13%) Linux
2 98 (21.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 97 (21.75%) Windows 7
4 73 (16.37%) Windows Server 2003
5 62 (13.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 42 (9.42%) UNIX
7 28 (6.28%) Windows XP
8 23 (5.16%) Windows 8
9 21 (4.71%) Solaris
9 21 (4.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (1.57%) Mac OS X
11 6 (1.35%) AIX
11 6 (1.35%) HPUX
11 6 (1.35%) Data ONTAP
12 5 (1.12%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.67%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.45%) CentOS
14 2 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (14.80%) ITIL
2 45 (10.09%) Migration
3 35 (7.85%) Incident Management
4 32 (7.17%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (6.73%) Disaster Recovery
6 26 (5.83%) Change Management
6 26 (5.83%) Capacity Management
7 21 (4.71%) Software Engineering
8 20 (4.48%) DevOps
9 18 (4.04%) CRM
10 17 (3.81%) Service Management
10 17 (3.81%) Software Deployment
11 16 (3.59%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (3.14%) Business Intelligence
13 12 (2.69%) TDD
13 12 (2.69%) Capacity Planning
13 12 (2.69%) Data Migration
14 11 (2.47%) Performance Tuning
14 11 (2.47%) Multithreading
14 11 (2.47%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 123 (27.58%) SQL
2 43 (9.64%) PowerShell
3 42 (9.42%) C#
4 32 (7.17%) Java
5 23 (5.16%) JavaScript
6 19 (4.26%) C++
7 16 (3.59%) Perl
8 15 (3.36%) VBScript
9 14 (3.14%) VB
9 14 (3.14%) Python
9 14 (3.14%) T-SQL
10 11 (2.47%) VB.NET
11 10 (2.24%) Bash Shell
12 7 (1.57%) C
12 7 (1.57%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.57%) VB6
12 7 (1.57%) Ruby
12 7 (1.57%) Korn
13 6 (1.35%) Embedded C++
14 5 (1.12%) PHP
Qualifications
1 40 (8.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (6.28%) Security Cleared
3 27 (6.05%) Degree
4 23 (5.16%) MCSE
5 18 (4.04%) SC Cleared
6 14 (3.14%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (3.14%) MCP
7 13 (2.91%) MCSA
8 10 (2.24%) CCNA
9 8 (1.79%) HND
10 7 (1.57%) MCTS
11 6 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (1.35%) ISEB
12 5 (1.12%) MCITP
12 5 (1.12%) A+ Certification
13 4 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.90%) MCDBA
13 4 (0.90%) MCAD
13 4 (0.90%) MCSD
14 3 (0.67%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.59%) SLA
2 3 (0.67%) COBIT
2 3 (0.67%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 14443
3 2 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.45%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.22%) GxP
4 1 (0.22%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 139 (31.17%) Active Directory
2 84 (18.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (5.61%) Hyper-V
3 25 (5.61%) vSphere
4 20 (4.48%) VMware ESX
5 18 (4.04%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (2.24%) Forefront TMG
6 10 (2.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 10 (2.24%) XenApp
7 9 (2.02%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (1.57%) XenDesktop
8 7 (1.57%) Docker
9 5 (1.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 5 (1.12%) NFS
10 4 (0.90%) Veritas File System
10 4 (0.90%) XenServer
10 4 (0.90%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.90%) UAG
11 2 (0.45%) KVM
11 2 (0.45%) Samba
Systems Management
1 37 (8.30%) SCCM
2 33 (7.40%) SCOM
3 16 (3.59%) Tivoli
3 16 (3.59%) Puppet
4 12 (2.69%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (2.69%) Norton AntiVirus
4 12 (2.69%) NetBackup
5 11 (2.47%) SCOrch
5 11 (2.47%) SCSM
5 11 (2.47%) AirWatch
6 9 (2.02%) ARCserve
7 8 (1.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 7 (1.57%) BMC PATROL
8 7 (1.57%) OPNET
9 5 (1.12%) SnapMirror
10 4 (0.90%) Cacti
10 4 (0.90%) SolarWinds Orion
10 4 (0.90%) EdgeSight
11 3 (0.67%) SnapVault
11 3 (0.67%) Ansible
Vendors
1 149 (33.41%) VMware
2 134 (30.04%) Microsoft
3 71 (15.92%) Citrix
4 55 (12.33%) Cisco
5 38 (8.52%) HP
6 35 (7.85%) Oracle
7 32 (7.17%) Red Hat
8 26 (5.83%) IBM
9 24 (5.38%) NetApp
10 17 (3.81%) Dell
10 17 (3.81%) EMC
11 16 (3.59%) Sun
12 15 (3.36%) Symantec
13 13 (2.91%) McAfee
14 12 (2.69%) SAP
15 11 (2.47%) LANDesk
16 8 (1.79%) SolarWinds
16 8 (1.79%) BMC
17 7 (1.57%) Talend
17 7 (1.57%) Cerion
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