The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Sussex region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 6 10
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 5 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sussex 13.51% 4.17% 4.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 83.33% 50.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £295 - £230
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £305 £318
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -3.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
6 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sussex 16.22% 8.33% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate £295 £350 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.71% +52.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
- -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows
South East

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 April 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 4 (44.44%) PRINCE2
1 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
2 3 (33.33%) VMware
2 3 (33.33%) Citrix
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) Windows 8
4 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 1 (11.11%) XenServer
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (11.11%) NetBackup
4 1 (11.11%) MCITP
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (11.11%) CMDB
4 1 (11.11%) WF
4 1 (11.11%) SCCM
4 1 (11.11%) Time Management
4 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
4 1 (11.11%) .NET
4 1 (11.11%) MS Office
4 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
4 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
4 1 (11.11%) XML
4 1 (11.11%) XSLT

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) LAN
1 1 (11.11%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Project Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Desktop Manager
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Server Support
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (11.11%) VB.NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Help Desk Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Implementation Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Server Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Project Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) WF
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
1 1 (11.11%) XML
1 1 (11.11%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
2 2 (22.22%) Windows 8
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) PRINCE2
2 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (11.11%) Time Management
2 1 (11.11%) Project Management
2 1 (11.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) MCITP
2 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (11.11%) MCSE
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
1 1 (11.11%) XenServer
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) NetBackup
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) VMware
1 3 (33.33%) Citrix
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco
3 1 (11.11%) NetApp
3 1 (11.11%) Symantec
3 1 (11.11%) Dell