Period
to 18 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 5 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 669 560 683
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 17.68% 15.08% 16.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.45% 60.74% 54.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 322 436
Hampshire median daily rate £415 £369 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.54% +2.43% -0.69%
10th Percentile £154 £143 £173
90th Percentile £561 £490 £525
South East median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +4.17% +2.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 74 61
Hampshire median hourly rate £20.25 £14.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.64% -62.67% +138.10%
10th Percentile £10.84 £10.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £45.94 £43.75 £57.50
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £14.80 £16.00
% change year-on-year +18.24% -7.50% -

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 1,038 922 1,248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 27.42% 24.83% 29.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 562 550 777
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £210 £207 £256
90th Percentile £547 £500 £502
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 83 69
Hampshire median hourly rate £21.50 £15.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.33% -61.04% +120.00%
10th Percentile £11.10 £10.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £46.83 £44.35 £51.07
South East median hourly rate £18.11 £15.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +16.84% -22.50% +21.21%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 99 £265 -25.87% 28
Southampton -3 70 £415 +65.17% 20
Winchester +5 68 £423 -2.76% 6
Portsmouth +6 66 £450 +44.00% 8
Fareham +3 42 £475 - 5
Farnborough -3 35 £300 +9.09% 13
Havant -1 31 £425 -12.37%
Andover +4 24 £381 -4.88% 2
Hook -5 20 £380 +7.42% 2
Aldershot +1 10 £360 +13.39% 2
Fleet -1 9 £400 -20.99% 5
Petersfield 0 5 £225 +136.84% 1
Eastleigh -5 4 £500 +292.16% 6
Wallington 0 2 £513 -
Gosport - 2 £415 -
Ringwood 0 1 - - 3
Lyndhurst -1 1 £375 -
Romsey -5 1 - - 5
Waterlooville - 1 - -
Windows
South East

For the 6 months to 18 July 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.

1 298 (44.54%) Windows Server
2 255 (38.12%) VMware
3 246 (36.77%) Microsoft
4 245 (36.62%) Security Cleared
5 243 (36.32%) Active Directory
6 198 (29.60%) SC Cleared
7 186 (27.80%) Linux
8 163 (24.36%) Windows 10
9 130 (19.43%) VMware Infrastructure
10 124 (18.54%) Microsoft Azure
11 111 (16.59%) Citrix
12 108 (16.14%) Windows Server 2012
13 106 (15.84%) Oracle
14 105 (15.70%) SCCM
15 98 (14.65%) SQL Server
16 96 (14.35%) Office 365
17 95 (14.20%) SQL
18 93 (13.90%) Microsoft Office
19 91 (13.60%) PowerShell
20 85 (12.71%) Hyper-V
20 85 (12.71%) DNS
21 83 (12.41%) Windows Server 2008
22 80 (11.96%) Firewall
23 73 (10.91%) ITIL
24 72 (10.76%) Migration
24 72 (10.76%) Windows 7
25 71 (10.61%) DevOps
26 69 (10.31%) Agile Software Development
27 65 (9.72%) vSphere
28 63 (9.42%) Cisco

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 52 (7.77%) SharePoint
2 45 (6.73%) IIS
3 38 (5.68%) Skype for Business
4 37 (5.53%) MS Exchange
5 18 (2.69%) Apache
6 13 (1.94%) SharePoint Server
7 10 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
8 9 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
9 8 (1.20%) Tomcat
10 7 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (0.75%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.75%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (0.60%) Oracle Application Server
13 3 (0.45%) Apache Solr
13 3 (0.45%) Apache Spark
13 3 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 93 (13.90%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.60%) NUKE
4 4 (0.60%) SOLIDWORKS
5 3 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.15%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (1.49%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.30%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.15%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 124 (18.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 96 (14.35%) Office 365
3 47 (7.03%) IaaS
3 47 (7.03%) PaaS
4 33 (4.93%) Azure Active Directory
5 24 (3.59%) SaaS
6 22 (3.29%) Amazon AWS
7 14 (2.09%) Yammer
8 6 (0.90%) Serverless
9 4 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 3 (0.45%) Azure Machine Learning
10 3 (0.45%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
11 2 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.30%) npm
12 1 (0.15%) Boomi
12 1 (0.15%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.15%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 85 (12.71%) DNS
2 80 (11.96%) Firewall
3 44 (6.58%) SAN
4 39 (5.83%) Skype
5 36 (5.38%) DHCP
6 34 (5.08%) NetScaler
7 29 (4.33%) Network Security
8 27 (4.04%) Cisco ASA
9 25 (3.74%) Internet
10 24 (3.59%) PuTTY
10 24 (3.59%) WinSCP
11 22 (3.29%) LAN
12 21 (3.14%) VPN
13 20 (2.99%) WAN
14 17 (2.54%) TCP/IP
15 16 (2.39%) Cisco Nexus
15 16 (2.39%) VLAN
16 14 (2.09%) Cisco ISE
17 13 (1.94%) Cisco Firepower
17 13 (1.94%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (14.65%) SQL Server
2 37 (5.53%) Oracle Database
2 37 (5.53%) SQL Server 2012
3 34 (5.08%) SQL Server 2016
4 31 (4.63%) Oracle Database 10g
5 27 (4.04%) Oracle Database 11g
6 18 (2.69%) Relational Database
7 12 (1.79%) DB2
8 11 (1.64%) MySQL
9 10 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (1.20%) Big Data
10 8 (1.20%) NoSQL
11 7 (1.05%) Data Mining
11 7 (1.05%) RDBMS
12 6 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
13 5 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
13 5 (0.75%) MongoDB
14 4 (0.60%) SQLPlus
15 3 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
15 3 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 41 (6.13%) Jenkins
2 40 (5.98%) Eclipse
3 38 (5.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 36 (5.38%) Selenium
5 30 (4.48%) HP UFT
5 30 (4.48%) Oracle APEX
5 30 (4.48%) SoapUI
6 29 (4.33%) SpecFlow
7 28 (4.19%) Git (software)
8 27 (4.04%) Ant
8 27 (4.04%) TestNG
9 24 (3.59%) LoadRunner
10 22 (3.29%) Visual Studio
11 16 (2.39%) Subversion
12 9 (1.35%) InstallShield
13 8 (1.20%) JIRA
13 8 (1.20%) MSI
14 7 (1.05%) JMeter
14 7 (1.05%) JUnit
14 7 (1.05%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 23 (3.44%) Military
2 22 (3.29%) Finance
3 12 (1.79%) Telecoms
4 10 (1.49%) Aerospace
5 6 (0.90%) Manufacturing
6 5 (0.75%) Retail
7 2 (0.30%) Avionics
8 1 (0.15%) Automotive
8 1 (0.15%) Back Office
8 1 (0.15%) Electronics
8 1 (0.15%) French Language
8 1 (0.15%) Games
8 1 (0.15%) German Language
8 1 (0.15%) Local Government
8 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 92 (13.75%) Analyst
2 60 (8.97%) Architect
3 58 (8.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 47 (7.03%) Developer
5 44 (6.58%) Desktop Support
6 38 (5.68%) Support Engineer
7 35 (5.23%) Infrastructure Architect
7 35 (5.23%) Project Manager
8 27 (4.04%) Windows Engineer
9 24 (3.59%) Network Engineer
10 23 (3.44%) IT Support
11 22 (3.29%) 2nd Line Support
11 22 (3.29%) Wintel Engineer
12 21 (3.14%) IT Engineer
13 20 (2.99%) Support Analyst
14 19 (2.84%) Consultant
15 18 (2.69%) Security Analyst
16 17 (2.54%) Desktop Engineer
16 17 (2.54%) Test Analyst
17 16 (2.39%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (8.97%) .NET
2 46 (6.88%) Web Services
3 26 (3.89%) CSS
3 26 (3.89%) Middleware
4 22 (3.29%) jQuery
4 22 (3.29%) XML
5 20 (2.99%) HTML
6 15 (2.24%) REST
7 12 (1.79%) .NET Framework
7 12 (1.79%) SOAP
8 11 (1.64%) ASP.NET
9 10 (1.49%) ASP.NET Web API
9 10 (1.49%) JSON
10 9 (1.35%) Entity Framework
11 8 (1.20%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (1.05%) AngularJS
12 7 (1.05%) RequireJS
12 7 (1.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 7 (1.05%) XSLT
13 6 (0.90%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 39 (5.83%) Data Centre
2 37 (5.53%) PKI
3 36 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (2.84%) Fat Client
4 19 (2.84%) Thin Client
5 12 (1.79%) Clustering
5 12 (1.79%) Management Information System
6 11 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (1.49%) User Experience
8 8 (1.20%) BYOD
8 8 (1.20%) Client/Server
8 8 (1.20%) Smartphone
9 7 (1.05%) CMDB
9 7 (1.05%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.05%) Replication
10 6 (0.90%) DataPower
11 5 (0.75%) Cloud Native
11 5 (0.75%) Driving Licence
11 5 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
12 4 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 298 (44.54%) Windows Server
2 186 (27.80%) Linux
3 163 (24.36%) Windows 10
4 108 (16.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 83 (12.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 72 (10.76%) Windows 7
7 60 (8.97%) Unix
8 40 (5.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 37 (5.53%) AIX
10 23 (3.44%) Windows Server 2003
11 20 (2.99%) Solaris
12 17 (2.54%) Windows XP
13 13 (1.94%) Windows 8
14 8 (1.20%) Android
15 7 (1.05%) Apple iOS
16 6 (0.90%) Check Point GAiA
16 6 (0.90%) Windows NT
17 5 (0.75%) Debian
17 5 (0.75%) Windows 2000 Server
18 4 (0.60%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (10.91%) ITIL
2 72 (10.76%) Migration
3 71 (10.61%) DevOps
4 69 (10.31%) Agile Software Development
5 44 (6.58%) Test Automation
6 38 (5.68%) Scrum
7 37 (5.53%) Service Management
8 36 (5.38%) Test Strategy
9 32 (4.78%) Collaborative Working
9 32 (4.78%) Configuration Management
9 32 (4.78%) Software Engineering
10 31 (4.63%) Continuous Integration
11 29 (4.33%) API Testing
12 28 (4.19%) Problem-Solving
13 27 (4.04%) Incident Management
14 25 (3.74%) Network Design
14 25 (3.74%) System Integration Testing
15 23 (3.44%) Service Delivery
16 22 (3.29%) Performance Testing
16 22 (3.29%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 95 (14.20%) SQL
2 91 (13.60%) PowerShell
3 55 (8.22%) Java
4 39 (5.83%) JavaScript
5 38 (5.68%) C#
6 30 (4.48%) F#
7 27 (4.04%) C++
8 19 (2.84%) Python
9 12 (1.79%) Ada
10 11 (1.64%) Ruby
11 7 (1.05%) C
12 6 (0.90%) VBScript
13 5 (0.75%) VB
14 4 (0.60%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.60%) Java 8
14 4 (0.60%) MATLAB
14 4 (0.60%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.45%) Perl
16 2 (0.30%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.30%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 245 (36.62%) Security Cleared
2 198 (29.60%) SC Cleared
3 41 (6.13%) DV Cleared
4 28 (4.19%) ISEB
5 27 (4.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 25 (3.74%) Microsoft Certification
7 24 (3.59%) Degree
8 22 (3.29%) ISEB Practitioner
9 21 (3.14%) Cisco Certification
10 18 (2.69%) MCSE
11 16 (2.39%) Citrix Certification
12 15 (2.24%) CCNA
13 12 (1.79%) CCA
14 11 (1.64%) MCSA
14 11 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 10 (1.49%) MCP
16 9 (1.35%) CISSP
17 8 (1.20%) ISTQB
18 7 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
19 6 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.24%) QA
2 11 (1.64%) SLA
3 4 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.45%) GDPR
4 3 (0.45%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.45%) PMO
5 2 (0.30%) ISO 22301
5 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 1 (0.15%) GPG13
6 1 (0.15%) JSP 440
System Software
1 243 (36.32%) Active Directory
2 130 (19.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 85 (12.71%) Hyper-V
4 65 (9.72%) vSphere
5 49 (7.32%) Microsoft App-V
6 44 (6.58%) XenApp
7 40 (5.98%) XenDesktop
8 38 (5.68%) VMware ESXi
9 23 (3.44%) XenServer
10 14 (2.09%) Virtual Servers
11 12 (1.79%) Docker
12 11 (1.64%) DFS Replication
12 11 (1.64%) Oracle RAC
13 9 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
14 7 (1.05%) Terminal Server
15 6 (0.90%) VMware Server
16 4 (0.60%) BitLocker
16 4 (0.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 4 (0.60%) VirtualBox
17 2 (0.30%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 105 (15.70%) SCCM
2 38 (5.68%) SCOM
3 35 (5.23%) Puppet
4 32 (4.78%) Microsoft Intune
5 24 (3.59%) HP ALM
6 15 (2.24%) Ansible
6 15 (2.24%) Nessus
6 15 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (1.94%) Data Guard
7 13 (1.94%) Nmap
8 12 (1.79%) vCenter Server
8 12 (1.79%) vRealize
9 11 (1.64%) WSUS
10 10 (1.49%) EMC NetWorker
10 10 (1.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 10 (1.49%) Terraform
11 9 (1.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 9 (1.35%) Microsoft Clustering
12 8 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
12 8 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 255 (38.12%) VMware
2 246 (36.77%) Microsoft
3 111 (16.59%) Citrix
4 106 (15.84%) Oracle
5 63 (9.42%) Cisco
6 59 (8.82%) HP
7 49 (7.32%) Red Hat
8 31 (4.63%) Software AG
9 30 (4.48%) webMethods
10 25 (3.74%) IBM
11 23 (3.44%) Palo Alto
12 22 (3.29%) Sophos
13 21 (3.14%) NetApp
14 20 (2.99%) McAfee
14 20 (2.99%) ServiceNow
15 18 (2.69%) EMC
16 17 (2.54%) Dell
16 17 (2.54%) Symantec
17 16 (2.39%) Infoblox
17 16 (2.39%) SolarWinds