The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Sussex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 4 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sussex 16.67% 16.67% 20.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 100.00% 62.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£285 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £308 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.62% -0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.25 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+8.77% -9.52%
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 Sussex region.

Operating Systems Category
Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
4 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sussex 16.67% 16.67% 32.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £285 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Sussex

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Sussex

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Sussex

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

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Sussex

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Sussex

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Sussex

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sussex

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Sussex 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 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (42.86%) VMware
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) PDA
3 2 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
3 2 (28.57%) iPad
3 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
3 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (28.57%) Capacity Management
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Phone
3 2 (28.57%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (28.57%) Workflow
3 2 (28.57%) Validation
3 2 (28.57%) Migration
3 2 (28.57%) Supplier Management
3 2 (28.57%) Blackberry
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) HP
3 2 (28.57%) Citrix
3 2 (28.57%) SAN
3 2 (28.57%) VBScript
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) Linux
3 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
3 2 (28.57%) DHCP
3 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 2 (28.57%) DNS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Sussex 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 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Academy Housing
1 1 (14.29%) arcHouse
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) SAN
1 2 (28.57%) DHCP
1 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
1 2 (28.57%) DNS
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Data Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Data Centre Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Migration Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
2 1 (14.29%) Server Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Manager
2 1 (14.29%) PC Support
2 1 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) IT Technical Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) PDA
1 2 (28.57%) iPad
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (28.57%) Blackberry
2 1 (14.29%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Phone
2 2 (28.57%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Capacity Management
1 2 (28.57%) Mobile Device Management
1 2 (28.57%) Workflow
1 2 (28.57%) Validation
1 2 (28.57%) Migration
1 2 (28.57%) Supplier Management
1 2 (28.57%) Project Management
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Service Management
2 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (14.29%) ITSM
2 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
1 2 (28.57%) VBScript
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) VMware
2 2 (28.57%) HP
2 2 (28.57%) Citrix
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) Northgate
3 1 (14.29%) Civica
3 1 (14.29%) Capita
3 1 (14.29%) Orchard