The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the West 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 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 1 2 9
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows 95 75 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 25.75% 19.08% 9.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 84.07% 77.32% 70.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 34 28
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£223 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.07% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £169 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £449 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £315 £313
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 24 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -52.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.12 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.76% -5.53%
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 West Sussex region.

Operating Systems Category
West Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
113 97 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 30.62% 24.68% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 45 46
Average daily rate £220 £343 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.76% +18.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £163 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £448 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 27 5
Average hourly rate £15.50 £23.21 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.21% -35.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.40 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.99 £45.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Windows Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in West Sussex

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in West Sussex

Windows
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014. 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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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
Crawley +7 38 £225 -43.67% 12
Gatwick +4 15 £205 -40.57%
Worthing -2 11 £163 -45.89% 1
East Grinstead +1 6 £275 -21.42% 1
Littlehampton - 2 - -
Horsham -4 1 £203 -37.20% 3
Shoreham-by-Sea - - - - 1
Haywards Heath - - - -
Burgess Hill - - - - 1
Chichester - - - -
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West 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.

1 105 (58.99%) Active Directory
2 87 (48.88%) Microsoft
3 69 (38.76%) Windows 7
4 64 (35.96%) MS Office
5 58 (32.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 48 (26.97%) MS Exchange
7 47 (26.40%) ITIL
8 44 (24.72%) VMware
9 43 (24.16%) Microsoft Certification
9 43 (24.16%) MS Excel
10 38 (21.35%) MCSE
11 36 (20.22%) Linux
11 36 (20.22%) SCCM
12 30 (16.85%) MCP
13 28 (15.73%) Citrix
13 28 (15.73%) IIS
14 27 (15.17%) Windows XP
14 27 (15.17%) Windows Server 2003
14 27 (15.17%) Windows Server 2012
15 26 (14.61%) Exchange Server 2010
16 23 (12.92%) DNS
16 23 (12.92%) Firewall
17 22 (12.36%) SQL
17 22 (12.36%) SAN
18 20 (11.24%) DHCP
19 18 (10.11%) TCP/IP
19 18 (10.11%) Configuration Management
19 18 (10.11%) Migration
20 17 (9.55%) Cisco
20 17 (9.55%) SharePoint

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 48 (26.97%) MS Exchange
2 28 (15.73%) IIS
3 26 (14.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (9.55%) SharePoint
5 15 (8.43%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (3.37%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (2.81%) Lync
7 5 (2.81%) IBM Notes
7 5 (2.81%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (2.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (2.25%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (2.25%) Lotus Domino
9 3 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (1.12%) WebSphere
10 2 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 64 (35.96%) MS Office
2 43 (24.16%) MS Excel
3 10 (5.62%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.12%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.12%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.43%) Office 365
2 12 (6.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (6.74%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (6.18%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (12.92%) DNS
1 23 (12.92%) Firewall
2 22 (12.36%) SAN
3 20 (11.24%) DHCP
4 18 (10.11%) TCP/IP
5 16 (8.99%) Internet
6 15 (8.43%) LAN
7 14 (7.87%) WAN
8 12 (6.74%) Wireless
9 11 (6.18%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (3.37%) MPLS
10 6 (3.37%) VPN
11 4 (2.25%) VoIP
11 4 (2.25%) IP Telephony
11 4 (2.25%) Network Security
11 4 (2.25%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (1.69%) VLAN
12 3 (1.69%) Ethernet
13 2 (1.12%) Kerberos
13 2 (1.12%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.87%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.62%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.12%) DTS
4 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.56%) DB2
5 1 (0.56%) MySQL
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (2.81%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.12%) PVCS
2 2 (1.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (1.12%) Subversion
2 2 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.56%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (0.56%) Trac
3 1 (0.56%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.56%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.56%) AdminStudio
General
1 7 (3.93%) Finance
2 6 (3.37%) Marketing
2 6 (3.37%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.25%) Military
4 1 (0.56%) Retail
4 1 (0.56%) Billing
4 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.56%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 45 (25.28%) Analyst
2 29 (16.29%) Support Analyst
3 27 (15.17%) Support Engineer
4 23 (12.92%) 2nd Line Support
4 23 (12.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 20 (11.24%) 1st Line Support
6 18 (10.11%) Help Desk Support
7 17 (9.55%) Desktop Support
8 12 (6.74%) Desktop Engineer
9 11 (6.18%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 11 (6.18%) Desktop Analyst
9 11 (6.18%) Consultant
9 11 (6.18%) IT Support
10 10 (5.62%) Project Manager
10 10 (5.62%) IT Security Analyst
10 10 (5.62%) Security Analyst
11 9 (5.06%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 8 (4.49%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 8 (4.49%) IT Support Analyst
12 8 (4.49%) Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.49%) .NET
2 6 (3.37%) HTML
2 6 (3.37%) jQuery
3 4 (2.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 4 (2.25%) REST
3 4 (2.25%) WCF
3 4 (2.25%) .NET Framework
3 4 (2.25%) CSS
4 3 (1.69%) Application Packaging
5 2 (1.12%) Web Services
5 2 (1.12%) Classic ASP
5 2 (1.12%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.12%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (0.56%) XML
6 1 (0.56%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.87%) Blackberry
2 11 (6.18%) PKI
3 9 (5.06%) Video Conferencing
4 7 (3.93%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.93%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.81%) Clustering
6 4 (2.25%) Blog
7 3 (1.69%) Statistics
8 2 (1.12%) PMI
8 2 (1.12%) iPhone
8 2 (1.12%) EqualLogic
8 2 (1.12%) iPad
9 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.56%) DataPower
9 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.56%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.56%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 69 (38.76%) Windows 7
2 58 (32.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 36 (20.22%) Linux
4 27 (15.17%) Windows XP
4 27 (15.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 27 (15.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (6.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (3.37%) Mac OS X
6 6 (3.37%) Windows 2000
7 5 (2.81%) Windows Vista
7 5 (2.81%) Windows 8
8 4 (2.25%) Windows Phone
8 4 (2.25%) Mac OS
8 4 (2.25%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.56%) Android
9 1 (0.56%) UNIX
9 1 (0.56%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (26.40%) ITIL
2 18 (10.11%) Configuration Management
2 18 (10.11%) Migration
3 16 (8.99%) Incident Management
4 15 (8.43%) Project Management
5 10 (5.62%) Penetration Testing
5 10 (5.62%) Vulnerability Management
6 9 (5.06%) Software Deployment
7 8 (4.49%) Service Management
7 8 (4.49%) Change Management
8 7 (3.93%) PRINCE2
9 6 (3.37%) MVC
9 6 (3.37%) Budget Control
10 4 (2.25%) Network Management
10 4 (2.25%) Business Development
10 4 (2.25%) Load Balancing
10 4 (2.25%) Information Security
10 4 (2.25%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (2.25%) Workflow
10 4 (2.25%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 22 (12.36%) SQL
2 7 (3.93%) C#
3 5 (2.81%) C
4 4 (2.25%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.69%) VB
6 2 (1.12%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.12%) VB6
6 2 (1.12%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.12%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.56%) VBScript
7 1 (0.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 43 (24.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (21.35%) MCSE
3 30 (16.85%) MCP
4 16 (8.99%) MCSA
4 16 (8.99%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (7.87%) CCNA
6 10 (5.62%) CISSP
6 10 (5.62%) CEH
7 7 (3.93%) MCITP
7 7 (3.93%) Degree
8 5 (2.81%) MCDST
8 5 (2.81%) MCTS
8 5 (2.81%) CCNP
9 3 (1.69%) MCDBA
9 3 (1.69%) MCSD
9 3 (1.69%) MCPD
9 3 (1.69%) Security Cleared
10 2 (1.12%) PMI Certification
10 2 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.56%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.81%) SLA
2 1 (0.56%) QA
System Software
1 105 (58.99%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.62%) vSphere
2 10 (5.62%) UAG
3 7 (3.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.25%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.12%) XenApp
5 2 (1.12%) ISA Server
5 2 (1.12%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 36 (20.22%) SCCM
2 10 (5.62%) Nessus
3 4 (2.25%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.69%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (1.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (1.12%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (1.12%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.12%) WSUS
6 1 (0.56%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 87 (48.88%) Microsoft
2 44 (24.72%) VMware
3 28 (15.73%) Citrix
4 17 (9.55%) Cisco
5 12 (6.74%) Red Hat
6 10 (5.62%) Qualys
6 10 (5.62%) McAfee
7 8 (4.49%) NetApp
8 7 (3.93%) Lotus
8 7 (3.93%) HP
8 7 (3.93%) Symantec
9 6 (3.37%) Dell
9 6 (3.37%) Apple
10 3 (1.69%) SAP
10 3 (1.69%) EMC
10 3 (1.69%) Oracle
11 2 (1.12%) Juniper
11 2 (1.12%) Kaseya
12 1 (0.56%) F5
12 1 (0.56%) BT
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