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 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 5 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 220 210 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 16.36% 16.52% 18.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.11% 66.46% 66.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 110 137
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -9.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £150 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 30 38
Average hourly rate £15.63 £14.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.75% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.46 £12.90 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.90 £20.65 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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
366 316 355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 27.21% 24.86% 28.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 164 191
Average daily rate £350 £320 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £160 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 31 65
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.78
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +1.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.59 £22.65 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 +5 40 £300 +87.50% 13
Staines +6 12 £338 -10.00%
Epsom -1 10 - - 4
Leatherhead -19 9 £394 +12.50% 9
Redhill +4 8 £350 +191.66% 9
Woking -5 8 £368 +22.50% 5
Weybridge - 7 £400 - 2
Cobham -1 6 £350 +13.82%
Camberley -4 5 £375 - 4
Reigate -6 5 £350 - 5
Chertsey -1 4 £533 +200.00%
Farnham - 4 £375 - 1
Sunbury-on-Thames -2 1 £175 -54.83%
Egham -12 1 - - 1
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 156 (35.86%) Active Directory
2 138 (31.72%) Microsoft
3 128 (29.43%) VMware
4 106 (24.37%) Windows 7
5 93 (21.38%) SQL
6 92 (21.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 91 (20.92%) Linux
8 85 (19.54%) SQL Server
9 77 (17.70%) Windows Server 2003
10 76 (17.47%) VMware Infrastructure
11 67 (15.40%) MS Excel
12 65 (14.94%) ITIL
13 61 (14.02%) SAN
13 61 (14.02%) DNS
13 61 (14.02%) Windows Server 2012
14 59 (13.56%) TCP/IP
15 55 (12.64%) MS Office
16 53 (12.18%) MS Exchange
16 53 (12.18%) Finance
17 52 (11.95%) Citrix
18 45 (10.34%) Cisco
18 45 (10.34%) Firewall
19 44 (10.11%) DHCP
20 43 (9.89%) Migration
21 42 (9.66%) IIS
22 41 (9.43%) Microsoft Certification
23 39 (8.97%) C#
24 38 (8.74%) LAN
25 37 (8.51%) HP
25 37 (8.51%) PowerShell

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 53 (12.18%) MS Exchange
2 42 (9.66%) IIS
3 30 (6.90%) Lync
4 28 (6.44%) SharePoint
5 17 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (2.53%) SharePoint 2010
6 11 (2.53%) Apache
7 9 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (1.38%) OpenStack
8 6 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (1.15%) Tomcat
9 5 (1.15%) IBM Notes
10 4 (0.92%) JBoss
10 4 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.69%) TPMS
11 3 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.46%) WebSphere
Applications
1 67 (15.40%) MS Excel
2 55 (12.64%) MS Office
3 7 (1.61%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.46%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.23%) Academy Housing
Cloud Services
1 22 (5.06%) Office 365
2 11 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.15%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (0.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 4 (0.92%) OneDrive
5 4 (0.92%) PaaS
5 4 (0.92%) IaaS
6 3 (0.69%) Yammer
6 3 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.69%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 61 (14.02%) DNS
1 61 (14.02%) SAN
2 59 (13.56%) TCP/IP
3 45 (10.34%) Firewall
4 44 (10.11%) DHCP
5 38 (8.74%) LAN
6 34 (7.82%) VPN
7 33 (7.59%) WAN
8 29 (6.67%) NAS
9 18 (4.14%) SSL
9 18 (4.14%) Network Security
10 14 (3.22%) VoIP
11 11 (2.53%) Internet
12 10 (2.30%) SSH
13 8 (1.84%) IPsec
13 8 (1.84%) LDAP
14 7 (1.61%) FTP
15 6 (1.38%) Wireless
15 6 (1.38%) Intranet
15 6 (1.38%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (19.54%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (3.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (3.22%) SQL Server 2005
3 14 (3.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (2.53%) Relational Database
5 9 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (1.84%) RDBMS
6 8 (1.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (1.84%) Oracle Database
7 7 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (1.61%) MySQL
8 6 (1.38%) SQL Server 2000
9 5 (1.15%) DTS
10 4 (0.92%) OLTP
10 4 (0.92%) DB2
10 4 (0.92%) Oracle9i Database
10 4 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (0.92%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 16 (3.68%) Visual Studio
2 10 (2.30%) Git (software)
2 10 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.38%) JIRA
3 6 (1.38%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.15%) Subversion
5 4 (0.92%) ClearCase
5 4 (0.92%) ClearQuest
5 4 (0.92%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (0.69%) Ant
6 3 (0.69%) Maven
6 3 (0.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (0.69%) MSBuild
7 2 (0.46%) Talend Open Studio
7 2 (0.46%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.46%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 2 (0.46%) MSTest
8 1 (0.23%) Moq
8 1 (0.23%) Hudson
8 1 (0.23%) MSI
General
1 53 (12.18%) Finance
2 14 (3.22%) Telecoms
2 14 (3.22%) Banking
3 11 (2.53%) Retail
4 10 (2.30%) Legal
4 10 (2.30%) Military
4 10 (2.30%) Back Office
5 5 (1.15%) Japanese Language
6 4 (0.92%) Marketing
6 4 (0.92%) Electronics
7 3 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.69%) Automotive
7 3 (0.69%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.46%) Publishing
8 2 (0.46%) Billing
8 2 (0.46%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.46%) Law
8 2 (0.46%) Korean Language
9 1 (0.23%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 59 (13.56%) Analyst
2 44 (10.11%) Support Engineer
3 43 (9.89%) Administrator
4 35 (8.05%) Developer
5 31 (7.13%) Systems Administrator
6 29 (6.67%) Desktop Support
7 25 (5.75%) Support Analyst
7 25 (5.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 23 (5.29%) 2nd Line Support
8 23 (5.29%) Consultant
9 21 (4.83%) Desktop Engineer
10 17 (3.91%) Architect
11 16 (3.68%) Server Engineer
11 16 (3.68%) IT Support
12 14 (3.22%) 3rd Line Support
12 14 (3.22%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 13 (2.99%) 1st Line Support
13 13 (2.99%) Software Engineer
13 13 (2.99%) Systems Engineer
13 13 (2.99%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (7.36%) .NET
2 22 (5.06%) HTML
3 18 (4.14%) ASP.NET
4 17 (3.91%) XML
5 13 (2.99%) CSS
6 10 (2.30%) Web Services
6 10 (2.30%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (1.38%) COM+
8 5 (1.15%) REST
8 5 (1.15%) .NET Framework
8 5 (1.15%) jQuery
8 5 (1.15%) WCF
9 4 (0.92%) SOAP
9 4 (0.92%) Regular Expression
9 4 (0.92%) Kafka
9 4 (0.92%) AngularJS
9 4 (0.92%) Apache Camel
10 3 (0.69%) Reactive Extensions
10 3 (0.69%) Managed Extensibility Framework
10 3 (0.69%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 37 (8.51%) Data Centre
2 30 (6.90%) Clustering
3 15 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (2.53%) Client/Server
5 9 (2.07%) NHS
5 9 (2.07%) SecurID
5 9 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (1.61%) Enterprise Storage
7 6 (1.38%) Fat Client
7 6 (1.38%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (1.38%) PKI
7 6 (1.38%) Smartphone
7 6 (1.38%) Thin Client
7 6 (1.38%) Blackberry
7 6 (1.38%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.15%) Embedded Systems
8 5 (1.15%) BYOD
9 4 (0.92%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.92%) Replication
9 4 (0.92%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 106 (24.37%) Windows 7
2 92 (21.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 91 (20.92%) Linux
4 77 (17.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 61 (14.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (8.05%) Windows XP
7 32 (7.36%) UNIX
8 21 (4.83%) Solaris
9 19 (4.37%) Windows 8
10 16 (3.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (1.38%) Mac OS X
11 6 (1.38%) Data ONTAP
12 5 (1.15%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.92%) Android
13 4 (0.92%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (0.92%) AIX
14 3 (0.69%) HPUX
14 3 (0.69%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.46%) CentOS
15 2 (0.46%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (14.94%) ITIL
2 43 (9.89%) Migration
3 27 (6.21%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (6.21%) Capacity Management
4 25 (5.75%) Incident Management
5 21 (4.83%) CRM
5 21 (4.83%) Service Management
6 19 (4.37%) Disaster Recovery
7 18 (4.14%) DevOps
8 16 (3.68%) Software Deployment
8 16 (3.68%) Software Engineering
8 16 (3.68%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (3.22%) Change Management
10 13 (2.99%) ITSM
11 12 (2.76%) TDD
11 12 (2.76%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (2.76%) PRINCE2
12 11 (2.53%) Multithreading
13 10 (2.30%) MVC
14 9 (2.07%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 93 (21.38%) SQL
2 39 (8.97%) C#
3 37 (8.51%) PowerShell
4 25 (5.75%) Java
5 21 (4.83%) JavaScript
6 15 (3.45%) C++
6 15 (3.45%) VB
7 13 (2.99%) Python
8 11 (2.53%) VBScript
8 11 (2.53%) Perl
9 9 (2.07%) Bash Shell
10 8 (1.84%) VB.NET
11 7 (1.61%) Shell Script
11 7 (1.61%) T-SQL
11 7 (1.61%) VB6
12 6 (1.38%) Ruby
12 6 (1.38%) Embedded C++
13 5 (1.15%) PHP
14 4 (0.92%) C
15 2 (0.46%) Korn
Qualifications
1 41 (9.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (7.82%) Security Cleared
3 26 (5.98%) SC Cleared
4 25 (5.75%) MCSE
5 22 (5.06%) Degree
6 16 (3.68%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (3.68%) MCSA
7 14 (3.22%) MCP
8 13 (2.99%) CCNA
9 6 (1.38%) HND
9 6 (1.38%) A+ Certification
9 6 (1.38%) MCITP
10 5 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (1.15%) ISEB
11 4 (0.92%) MCAD
11 4 (0.92%) MCSD
11 4 (0.92%) MCDBA
11 4 (0.92%) MCTS
11 4 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.69%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.53%) SLA
2 3 (0.69%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.46%) COBIT
3 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 14443
4 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.23%) GxP
System Software
1 156 (35.86%) Active Directory
2 76 (17.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (5.75%) vSphere
4 23 (5.29%) Hyper-V
5 18 (4.14%) VMware ESX
6 17 (3.91%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (2.76%) XenApp
8 11 (2.53%) Forefront TMG
9 10 (2.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 9 (2.07%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (1.61%) Docker
12 6 (1.38%) XenDesktop
13 5 (1.15%) NFS
13 5 (1.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 4 (0.92%) Veritas File System
14 4 (0.92%) Terminal Services
14 4 (0.92%) UAG
15 3 (0.69%) XenServer
16 2 (0.46%) Samba
16 2 (0.46%) KVM
Systems Management
1 35 (8.05%) SCCM
2 32 (7.36%) SCOM
3 15 (3.45%) Puppet
4 13 (2.99%) SCOrch
4 13 (2.99%) SCSM
4 13 (2.99%) NetBackup
5 12 (2.76%) Norton AntiVirus
5 12 (2.76%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (2.53%) AirWatch
7 9 (2.07%) ARCserve
8 5 (1.15%) SnapMirror
9 4 (0.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 4 (0.92%) BMC PATROL
9 4 (0.92%) Nagios
9 4 (0.92%) WSUS
9 4 (0.92%) Cacti
9 4 (0.92%) SolarWinds Orion
10 3 (0.69%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.69%) SnapVault
10 3 (0.69%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 138 (31.72%) Microsoft
2 128 (29.43%) VMware
3 52 (11.95%) Citrix
4 45 (10.34%) Cisco
5 37 (8.51%) HP
6 31 (7.13%) Oracle
7 30 (6.90%) Red Hat
8 24 (5.52%) NetApp
9 19 (4.37%) EMC
10 17 (3.91%) Dell
11 15 (3.45%) Symantec
12 14 (3.22%) Sun
13 13 (2.99%) McAfee
14 12 (2.76%) CheckPoint
15 11 (2.53%) SAP
15 11 (2.53%) LANDesk
16 10 (2.30%) Blue Coat
16 10 (2.30%) IBM
16 10 (2.30%) Juniper
17 9 (2.07%) SolarWinds
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