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 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 9 5
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 6 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sussex 20.00% 6.06% 14.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 85.71% 100.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 4
Average daily rate
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£363 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £304 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.90% -3.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £15.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.73% -
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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
7 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sussex 23.33% 6.06% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 4
Average daily rate £325 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £15.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 28 August 2015, 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 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (50.00%) Finance
3 3 (37.50%) Migration
3 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (37.50%) Office 365
3 3 (37.50%) Windows 8
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (37.50%) VMware
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (25.00%) NetApp
4 2 (25.00%) C#
4 2 (25.00%) Linux
4 2 (25.00%) Firewall
4 2 (25.00%) HP
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
5 1 (12.50%) SCCM
5 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
5 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) IIS
5 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
5 1 (12.50%) Games
5 1 (12.50%) Python
5 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
5 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
5 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 1 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Office 365
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) TETRA
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (12.50%) NoSQL
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Games
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Server Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Support Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Support Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) NHS
1 1 (12.50%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (37.50%) Windows 8
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
2 1 (12.50%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) PHP
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Citrix
1 3 (37.50%) VMware
2 2 (25.00%) HP
2 2 (25.00%) NetApp
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft