Period
to 18 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 18 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows
South East > Hampshire
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 2 6
Rank change year-on-year -2 +4 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 649 619 615
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 17.56% 17.61% 15.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.32% 65.30% 53.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 335 382 392
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.90%
10th Percentile £155 £145 £213
90th Percentile £573 £500 £599
South East median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +4.17% +2.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 53 63
Hampshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.97 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.61% -38.00% +58.46%
10th Percentile £10.28 £10.32 £11.10
90th Percentile £47.43 £41.39 £57.00
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -13.03%

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Hampshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 964 948 1,143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 26.08% 26.96% 29.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 510 574 712
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.83%
10th Percentile £199 £172 £256
90th Percentile £550 £525 £538
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 63 67
Hampshire median hourly rate £20.63 £20.12 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.51% -38.09% +85.71%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.40 £11.30
90th Percentile £47.73 £47.34 £56.00
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.06
% change year-on-year - +2.58% -5.22%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hampshire.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Hampshire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in Hampshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Hampshire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Hampshire over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Hampshire

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Hampshire

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Hampshire over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Hampshire

Windows
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Hampshire region over the 6 months to 18 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Basingstoke +6 87 £375 - 31
Portsmouth 0 83 £375 +3.45% 18
Southampton -10 76 £400 +35.59% 17
Winchester -1 66 £425 +17.24% 6
Havant +8 44 £575 +27.78% 5
Fareham +2 41 £475 - 14
Hook -2 25 £375 +8.38% 5
Farnborough -3 22 £325 +11.11% 8
Fleet -4 20 £327 +9.76% 1
Andover -3 15 £400 +23.08% 2
Petersfield 0 5 £225 +66.67% 2
Eastleigh -4 5 £400 +14.29% 4
Aldershot -5 4 £300 -6.25% 1
Romsey - 3 £123 -
Wallington +1 2 £513 -
Gosport -14 1 £415 -
Yateley - 1 £149 - 1
Southsea - 1 - -
Ringwood - 1 - -
Windows
South East

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Hampshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 248 (38.21%) Microsoft
2 245 (37.75%) Active Directory
3 218 (33.59%) Windows Server
4 215 (33.13%) VMware
5 186 (28.66%) Linux
6 162 (24.96%) Security Cleared
7 160 (24.65%) Windows 10
8 136 (20.96%) Microsoft Azure
9 130 (20.03%) SC Cleared
10 126 (19.41%) VMware Infrastructure
11 107 (16.49%) SCCM
12 106 (16.33%) Citrix
13 99 (15.25%) PowerShell
14 98 (15.10%) ITIL
15 95 (14.64%) SQL
15 95 (14.64%) Oracle
16 92 (14.18%) Agile Software Development
17 90 (13.87%) Migration
18 85 (13.10%) Windows 7
18 85 (13.10%) Office 365
19 84 (12.94%) SQL Server
19 84 (12.94%) Microsoft Office
20 82 (12.63%) Windows Server 2012
20 82 (12.63%) Hyper-V
21 79 (12.17%) DNS
22 76 (11.71%) Windows Server 2008
23 71 (10.94%) PaaS
24 69 (10.63%) IaaS
24 69 (10.63%) Unix
25 67 (10.32%) Firewall

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 44 (6.78%) SharePoint
2 37 (5.70%) IIS
3 33 (5.08%) MS Exchange
4 29 (4.47%) Skype for Business
5 26 (4.01%) Apache
6 18 (2.77%) Tomcat
7 9 (1.39%) SharePoint Server
8 8 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (1.08%) Confluence
9 7 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (0.77%) GlassFish
11 5 (0.77%) JBoss
12 4 (0.62%) nginx
12 4 (0.62%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.46%) Apache Solr
13 3 (0.46%) Apache Spark
13 3 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
13 3 (0.46%) GemFire
Applications
1 84 (12.94%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (2.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (2.16%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.62%) NUKE
4 4 (0.62%) SOLIDWORKS
4 4 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.31%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 11 (1.69%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (1.23%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.15%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.15%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.15%) SAP GTS
3 1 (0.15%) SAP IBP
3 1 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.15%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 136 (20.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 85 (13.10%) Office 365
3 71 (10.94%) PaaS
4 69 (10.63%) IaaS
5 46 (7.09%) Amazon AWS
6 37 (5.70%) SaaS
7 26 (4.01%) Azure Active Directory
8 14 (2.16%) GitHub
9 12 (1.85%) Yammer
10 11 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
11 9 (1.39%) Boomi
12 6 (0.92%) Azure Functions
12 6 (0.92%) Serverless
13 4 (0.62%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 4 (0.62%) npm
14 3 (0.46%) Azure Machine Learning
14 3 (0.46%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
15 1 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 1 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
15 1 (0.15%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 79 (12.17%) DNS
2 67 (10.32%) Firewall
3 50 (7.70%) SAN
4 48 (7.40%) NetScaler
5 34 (5.24%) DHCP
6 27 (4.16%) Skype
7 25 (3.85%) iSCSI
8 24 (3.70%) LAN
9 23 (3.54%) Internet
10 22 (3.39%) SNMP
11 17 (2.62%) VLAN
12 16 (2.47%) WAN
13 15 (2.31%) VPN
14 13 (2.00%) Fibre Channel
14 13 (2.00%) SMTP
15 10 (1.54%) Network Security
15 10 (1.54%) TCP/IP
16 9 (1.39%) VoIP
17 8 (1.23%) MPLS
18 7 (1.08%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (12.94%) SQL Server
2 28 (4.31%) Oracle Database
3 26 (4.01%) SQL Server 2012
4 22 (3.39%) SQL Server 2008
5 21 (3.24%) Relational Database
6 19 (2.93%) Oracle Database 10g
7 16 (2.47%) SQL Server 2016
8 15 (2.31%) MySQL
8 15 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
9 14 (2.16%) Amazon RDS
10 13 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
11 9 (1.39%) DB2
11 9 (1.39%) NoSQL
12 8 (1.23%) Big Data
12 8 (1.23%) MongoDB
13 7 (1.08%) Oracle Database 12c
13 7 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
13 7 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 6 (0.92%) RDBMS
14 6 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 57 (8.78%) Jenkins
2 50 (7.70%) Git (software)
3 34 (5.24%) Subversion
4 30 (4.62%) Visual Studio
5 29 (4.47%) Eclipse
5 29 (4.47%) Selenium
6 22 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (2.31%) HP UFT
8 14 (2.16%) NetBeans
9 13 (2.00%) LoadRunner
9 13 (2.00%) Octopus Deploy
10 12 (1.85%) Ant
10 12 (1.85%) JIRA
10 12 (1.85%) MSI
10 12 (1.85%) Oracle APEX
10 12 (1.85%) SoapUI
10 12 (1.85%) SpecFlow
11 10 (1.54%) InstallShield
11 10 (1.54%) TestNG
12 7 (1.08%) JUnit
General
1 25 (3.85%) Finance
2 15 (2.31%) Telecoms
3 11 (1.69%) Military
4 9 (1.39%) Aerospace
5 7 (1.08%) Manufacturing
6 5 (0.77%) Retail
7 3 (0.46%) Electronics
8 2 (0.31%) Avionics
8 2 (0.31%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.31%) Games
9 1 (0.15%) Automotive
9 1 (0.15%) Back Office
9 1 (0.15%) Banking
9 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 64 (9.86%) Analyst
2 56 (8.63%) Architect
2 56 (8.63%) Developer
3 46 (7.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 38 (5.86%) Desktop Support
4 38 (5.86%) Infrastructure Architect
4 38 (5.86%) Windows Engineer
5 37 (5.70%) Support Engineer
6 36 (5.55%) Project Manager
7 30 (4.62%) DevOps Engineer
8 29 (4.47%) IT Support
8 29 (4.47%) Support Analyst
9 28 (4.31%) 2nd Line Support
10 18 (2.77%) Automation Engineer
10 18 (2.77%) IT Engineer
10 18 (2.77%) Wintel Engineer
11 17 (2.62%) Consultant
12 16 (2.47%) Designer
12 16 (2.47%) Desktop Engineer
12 16 (2.47%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (7.24%) .NET
2 41 (6.32%) Middleware
3 39 (6.01%) Web Services
4 36 (5.55%) CSS
5 35 (5.39%) HTML
6 31 (4.78%) jQuery
7 24 (3.70%) XML
8 20 (3.08%) Ajax
8 20 (3.08%) SOAP
9 19 (2.93%) .NET Framework
9 19 (2.93%) JSON
10 17 (2.62%) REST
11 16 (2.47%) ASP.NET
12 15 (2.31%) ASP.NET Web API
13 13 (2.00%) Entity Framework
14 12 (1.85%) ASP.NET MVC
14 12 (1.85%) HTML5
14 12 (1.85%) LDAP
15 11 (1.69%) RequireJS
16 10 (1.54%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 42 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (4.62%) PKI
3 24 (3.70%) Clustering
3 24 (3.70%) Hybrid Cloud
4 23 (3.54%) Management Information System
4 23 (3.54%) Self-Motivation
5 21 (3.24%) Public Cloud
6 19 (2.93%) Data Centre
7 17 (2.62%) Fat Client
7 17 (2.62%) Thin Client
8 9 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (1.23%) Replication
9 8 (1.23%) W3C
10 7 (1.08%) Client/Server
10 7 (1.08%) User Experience
10 7 (1.08%) Virtual Team
11 6 (0.92%) Driving Licence
11 6 (0.92%) Smartphone
12 5 (0.77%) Cloud Native
13 4 (0.62%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 218 (33.59%) Windows Server
2 186 (28.66%) Linux
3 160 (24.65%) Windows 10
4 85 (13.10%) Windows 7
5 82 (12.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 76 (11.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 69 (10.63%) Unix
8 34 (5.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 29 (4.47%) AIX
10 26 (4.01%) Windows XP
11 22 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
12 16 (2.47%) Solaris
13 13 (2.00%) Windows 8
14 10 (1.54%) Android
15 7 (1.08%) Data ONTAP
16 6 (0.92%) Apple iOS
17 5 (0.77%) Ubuntu
18 4 (0.62%) Check Point GAiA
18 4 (0.62%) Windows Vista
19 2 (0.31%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (15.10%) ITIL
2 92 (14.18%) Agile Software Development
3 90 (13.87%) Migration
4 65 (10.02%) DevOps
5 56 (8.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 42 (6.47%) Configuration Management
7 40 (6.16%) Network Design
7 40 (6.16%) Service Management
8 36 (5.55%) Continuous Integration
9 35 (5.39%) Scrum
10 33 (5.08%) High Availability
11 32 (4.93%) Test Automation
12 30 (4.62%) Application Packaging
13 29 (4.47%) Problem-Solving
14 24 (3.70%) Collaborative Working
15 23 (3.54%) Software Delivery
15 23 (3.54%) Software Engineering
16 22 (3.39%) PRINCE2
16 22 (3.39%) Project Management
17 21 (3.24%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 99 (15.25%) PowerShell
2 95 (14.64%) SQL
3 52 (8.01%) Java
4 46 (7.09%) JavaScript
5 32 (4.93%) Python
6 31 (4.78%) C#
7 15 (2.31%) F#
7 15 (2.31%) Ruby
8 13 (2.00%) C
9 11 (1.69%) Bash Shell
9 11 (1.69%) C++
10 10 (1.54%) VB
11 9 (1.39%) Perl
11 9 (1.39%) PHP
11 9 (1.39%) VBScript
12 8 (1.23%) PL/SQL
13 6 (0.92%) T-SQL
14 4 (0.62%) MATLAB
14 4 (0.62%) Tcl
15 3 (0.46%) Ada
Qualifications
1 162 (24.96%) Security Cleared
2 130 (20.03%) SC Cleared
3 28 (4.31%) Degree
4 25 (3.85%) DV Cleared
4 25 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (2.93%) MCSE
6 17 (2.62%) Citrix Certification
7 14 (2.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 13 (2.00%) CCA
9 11 (1.69%) ISEB
9 11 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 9 (1.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 8 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (1.23%) MCSA
12 7 (1.08%) ISEB Practitioner
12 7 (1.08%) NCDA
12 7 (1.08%) NCSIE
13 6 (0.92%) CCNA
13 6 (0.92%) ISTQB
13 6 (0.92%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.85%) QA
1 12 (1.85%) SLA
2 6 (0.92%) GDPR
3 2 (0.31%) ISO 22301
3 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 2 (0.31%) JSP 440
3 2 (0.31%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.31%) PMO
4 1 (0.15%) FIPS 140-2
4 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 245 (37.75%) Active Directory
2 126 (19.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 82 (12.63%) Hyper-V
4 59 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
5 49 (7.55%) XenApp
6 45 (6.93%) XenDesktop
7 44 (6.78%) VMware ESXi
8 40 (6.16%) vSphere
9 22 (3.39%) XenServer
10 16 (2.47%) Docker
11 15 (2.31%) Oracle RAC
11 15 (2.31%) Virtual Machines
12 13 (2.00%) DFS Replication
12 13 (2.00%) NFS
13 7 (1.08%) Firmware
13 7 (1.08%) Virtual Servers
14 6 (0.92%) BitLocker
14 6 (0.92%) vCloud
15 4 (0.62%) Dovecot
15 4 (0.62%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 107 (16.49%) SCCM
2 42 (6.47%) Puppet
3 36 (5.55%) Microsoft Intune
3 36 (5.55%) SCOM
4 35 (5.39%) Ansible
5 26 (4.01%) Terraform
6 24 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
7 18 (2.77%) vCenter Server
8 17 (2.62%) Kubernetes
9 16 (2.47%) Data Guard
10 13 (2.00%) Failover Clustering
10 13 (2.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 12 (1.85%) CloudForms
11 12 (1.85%) SCOrch
12 10 (1.54%) vRealize
12 10 (1.54%) WSUS
13 9 (1.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 8 (1.23%) AirWatch
14 8 (1.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 7 (1.08%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 248 (38.21%) Microsoft
2 215 (33.13%) VMware
3 106 (16.33%) Citrix
4 95 (14.64%) Oracle
5 56 (8.63%) Cisco
5 56 (8.63%) HP
6 41 (6.32%) Red Hat
7 35 (5.39%) Dell
8 27 (4.16%) IBM
9 21 (3.24%) ServiceNow
10 19 (2.93%) Juniper
11 17 (2.62%) CA
11 17 (2.62%) Remedy
12 16 (2.47%) 3PAR
12 16 (2.47%) BMC
12 16 (2.47%) McAfee
13 15 (2.31%) EMC
14 14 (2.16%) Software AG
15 13 (2.00%) SolarWinds
15 13 (2.00%) webMethods