Period
to 28 May 2020

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 28 May 2020 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
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 5 4
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 369 580 664
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Hampshire 19.59% 16.51% 17.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 72.50% 56.75% 64.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 357 336
Median daily rate £388 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £120 £179 £135
90th Percentile £538 £557 £529
South East median daily rate £350 £395 £360
% change year-on-year -11.39% +9.72% +0.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 64 75
Median hourly rate £19.25 £15.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.33% -25.00% +38.89%
10th Percentile £11.70 £9.74 £10.40
90th Percentile £45.00 £55.00 £45.70
South East median hourly rate £16.91 £15.10 £17.50
% change year-on-year +12.02% -13.74% +16.67%

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 509 1,022 1,032
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 27.02% 29.09% 27.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 638 547
Median daily rate £410 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.53% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £145 £268 £205
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £400 £425 £413
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 81 81
Median hourly rate £19.50 £16.77 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.28% -18.20% +41.38%
10th Percentile £11.90 £10.00 £10.40
90th Percentile £51.75 £55.00 £46.00
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +3.03% -5.71% +16.67%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Hampshire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows in Hampshire.

Daily rate trend for Windows in Hampshire

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows in Hampshire over the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Windows in Hampshire

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows in Hampshire.

Hourly rate trend for Windows in Hampshire

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows in Hampshire over the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

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 28 May 2020. 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
Southampton +2 66 £350 -2.10% 7
Basingstoke +15 46 £250 -39.39% 10
Havant -1 37 £365 -27.00%
Portsmouth +6 35 £275 -34.33% 3
Winchester -2 32 £450 +8.11% 2
Farnborough +2 22 £400 -5.88% 8
Fareham +4 21 £420 +29.23% 3
Hook +2 20 £425 -2.86% 3
Gosport +10 12 £425 -20.56%
Fleet +5 9 £350 -8.50% 1
Andover +1 7 £450 +38.46% 1
Eastleigh +6 1 £156 -62.48%
Aldershot -7 1 - - 3
Bordon - 1 - -
Windows
South East

For the 6 months to 28 May 2020, 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.

1 183 (49.59%) Active Directory
2 151 (40.92%) Microsoft
3 140 (37.94%) Windows Server
4 129 (34.96%) VMware
5 108 (29.27%) Security Cleared
6 107 (29.00%) Windows 10
7 89 (24.12%) Office 365
8 81 (21.95%) VMware Infrastructure
9 73 (19.78%) Azure
10 69 (18.70%) Linux
11 68 (18.43%) PowerShell
12 65 (17.62%) SC Cleared
13 63 (17.07%) Migration
14 62 (16.80%) SCCM
15 60 (16.26%) DNS
16 59 (15.99%) Microsoft Office
17 54 (14.63%) Firewall
18 53 (14.36%) Windows 7
19 52 (14.09%) Windows Server 2008
20 50 (13.55%) DHCP
20 50 (13.55%) Citrix
21 47 (12.74%) ITIL
22 44 (11.92%) Windows Server 2012
23 42 (11.38%) SQL
23 42 (11.38%) Microsoft Certification
24 40 (10.84%) High Availability
24 40 (10.84%) Analytical Skills
25 38 (10.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 37 (10.03%) Hyper-V
26 37 (10.03%) Problem-Solving

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 34 (9.21%) MS Exchange
2 27 (7.32%) SharePoint
3 16 (4.34%) Skype for Business
4 12 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2003
4 12 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2007
5 10 (2.71%) Confluence
6 9 (2.44%) IIS
7 5 (1.36%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.54%) Oracle Application Server
8 2 (0.54%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.27%) Apache
9 1 (0.27%) JBoss
9 1 (0.27%) nginx
9 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.27%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 59 (15.99%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (5.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (5.15%) MS Visio
4 18 (4.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (4.34%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (2.71%) Acrobat
7 9 (2.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (3.25%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.54%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.27%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 89 (24.12%) Office 365
2 73 (19.78%) Azure
3 27 (7.32%) AWS
4 18 (4.88%) Azure Active Directory
5 11 (2.98%) GitHub
6 9 (2.44%) IaaS
6 9 (2.44%) Power Platform
7 6 (1.63%) PaaS
7 6 (1.63%) Yammer
8 5 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (1.36%) SaaS
9 4 (1.08%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 3 (0.81%) BlazeMeter
10 3 (0.81%) GCP
11 2 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.54%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (0.54%) Azure Functions
11 2 (0.54%) Serverless
11 2 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 60 (16.26%) DNS
2 54 (14.63%) Firewall
3 50 (13.55%) DHCP
4 36 (9.76%) WAN
5 29 (7.86%) LAN
6 27 (7.32%) TCP/IP
7 26 (7.05%) Internet
8 25 (6.78%) Skype
8 25 (6.78%) VoIP
9 24 (6.50%) VPN
10 23 (6.23%) VLAN
11 19 (5.15%) Remote Desktop
12 14 (3.79%) IPsec
12 14 (3.79%) PBX
13 13 (3.52%) SNMP
13 13 (3.52%) WebEx
13 13 (3.52%) Wireless
14 12 (3.25%) iSCSI
14 12 (3.25%) SAN
14 12 (3.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.69%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.52%) Oracle Database
3 11 (2.98%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (2.44%) Power BI
4 9 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (2.17%) MariaDB
6 7 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.36%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (0.81%) EDRMS
10 2 (0.54%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.54%) Big Data
10 2 (0.54%) Data Lake
10 2 (0.54%) Electronic Patient Records
10 2 (0.54%) HDInsight
10 2 (0.54%) MySQL
10 2 (0.54%) SQLPlus
11 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 12c
11 1 (0.27%) Redis
11 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (3.79%) JIRA
2 12 (3.25%) GitLab
2 12 (3.25%) Jenkins
3 10 (2.71%) Selenium
4 8 (2.17%) Git (software)
4 8 (2.17%) MSI
5 5 (1.36%) Visual Studio
6 4 (1.08%) ClearCase
6 4 (1.08%) ClearQuest
6 4 (1.08%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.81%) Android Studio
7 3 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.81%) Eclipse
7 3 (0.81%) JMeter
7 3 (0.81%) Subversion
8 2 (0.54%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.54%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.54%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.54%) TestNG
9 1 (0.27%) Cypress.io
General
1 15 (4.07%) Public Sector
2 8 (2.17%) Finance
2 8 (2.17%) Retail
3 3 (0.81%) Electronics
3 3 (0.81%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.54%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.54%) Military
5 1 (0.27%) Automotive
5 1 (0.27%) Back Office
5 1 (0.27%) Games
5 1 (0.27%) Law
5 1 (0.27%) Local Government
5 1 (0.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 38 (10.30%) Support Engineer
2 36 (9.76%) Desktop Support
3 35 (9.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 30 (8.13%) Analyst
5 28 (7.59%) Windows Engineer
6 23 (6.23%) Architect
7 22 (5.96%) 2nd Line Support
8 20 (5.42%) IT Engineer
9 19 (5.15%) Consultant
10 18 (4.88%) Desktop Engineer
10 18 (4.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 17 (4.61%) Developer
11 17 (4.61%) IT Support
12 16 (4.34%) Deployment Engineer
13 15 (4.07%) Administrator
13 15 (4.07%) Wintel Engineer
14 12 (3.25%) Network Engineer
14 12 (3.25%) Storage Engineer
14 12 (3.25%) Test Engineer
15 11 (2.98%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.61%) .NET
2 13 (3.52%) LDAP
2 13 (3.52%) Middleware
3 9 (2.44%) Oracle Fusion
4 7 (1.90%) RESTful
4 7 (1.90%) VCL
5 5 (1.36%) JSON
5 5 (1.36%) Web Services
6 4 (1.08%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (1.08%) Qt
6 4 (1.08%) XML
7 3 (0.81%) AngularJS
7 3 (0.81%) gRPC
7 3 (0.81%) REST
7 3 (0.81%) Swagger
8 2 (0.54%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.54%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (0.54%) WCF
8 2 (0.54%) WinForms
8 2 (0.54%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 40 (10.84%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (9.76%) PKI
3 32 (8.67%) Data Centre
4 21 (5.69%) Clustering
4 21 (5.69%) Self-Motivation
5 16 (4.34%) Client/Server
6 15 (4.07%) Management Information System
7 14 (3.79%) NHS
8 12 (3.25%) Blackberry
9 11 (2.98%) PDA
10 10 (2.71%) Driving Licence
10 10 (2.71%) Fat Client
10 10 (2.71%) Thin Client
11 9 (2.44%) Smartphone
12 5 (1.36%) Public Cloud
12 5 (1.36%) Replication
13 4 (1.08%) Cloud Native
13 4 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
14 3 (0.81%) Handset
14 3 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 140 (37.94%) Windows Server
2 107 (29.00%) Windows 10
3 69 (18.70%) Linux
4 53 (14.36%) Windows 7
5 52 (14.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 44 (11.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 34 (9.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 30 (8.13%) Windows Server 2016
9 20 (5.42%) Unix
10 19 (5.15%) Windows XP
11 18 (4.88%) Windows Server 2019
12 14 (3.79%) Windows Vista
13 12 (3.25%) AIX
13 12 (3.25%) Windows 2000
14 10 (2.71%) CentOS
14 10 (2.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 8 (2.17%) Apple iOS
16 7 (1.90%) Android
17 6 (1.63%) Mac OS
18 4 (1.08%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (17.07%) Migration
2 47 (12.74%) ITIL
3 40 (10.84%) High Availability
4 38 (10.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 37 (10.03%) Problem-Solving
6 35 (9.49%) Configuration Management
7 33 (8.94%) Test Automation
8 31 (8.40%) DevOps
9 30 (8.13%) Agile Software Development
10 27 (7.32%) Disaster Recovery
11 23 (6.23%) Project Delivery
12 21 (5.69%) Incident Management
13 20 (5.42%) Validation
14 19 (5.15%) ITSM
15 18 (4.88%) Scrum
16 16 (4.34%) Continuous Integration
17 13 (3.52%) Kalman Filter
17 13 (3.52%) Project Management
17 13 (3.52%) Software Delivery
18 12 (3.25%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 68 (18.43%) PowerShell
2 42 (11.38%) SQL
3 18 (4.88%) C#
4 15 (4.07%) Python
5 14 (3.79%) Perl
6 12 (3.25%) Java
6 12 (3.25%) VBScript
7 10 (2.71%) Delphi
8 9 (2.44%) Bash Shell
9 8 (2.17%) C++
10 7 (1.90%) JavaScript
11 5 (1.36%) VB
12 4 (1.08%) C
13 3 (0.81%) Go
13 3 (0.81%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.54%) F#
14 2 (0.54%) Tcl
15 1 (0.27%) Embedded C
15 1 (0.27%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.27%) R
Qualifications
1 108 (29.27%) Security Cleared
2 65 (17.62%) SC Cleared
3 42 (11.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 27 (7.32%) DV Cleared
5 22 (5.96%) MCSE
6 10 (2.71%) CCNA
6 10 (2.71%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (2.44%) Degree
8 8 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (1.90%) ISEB
10 6 (1.63%) ISTQB
10 6 (1.63%) MCSA
11 4 (1.08%) A+ Certification
11 4 (1.08%) CCNP
11 4 (1.08%) VCP6
12 3 (0.81%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (0.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.81%) JNCIA
12 3 (0.81%) JNCIS
13 2 (0.54%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (1.08%) QA
2 3 (0.81%) GPG13
2 3 (0.81%) SLA
3 2 (0.54%) ECSS
3 2 (0.54%) GDPR
3 2 (0.54%) HL7
3 2 (0.54%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.27%) IFRS
4 1 (0.27%) NCSC
System Software
1 183 (49.59%) Active Directory
2 81 (21.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (10.03%) Hyper-V
4 31 (8.40%) vSphere
5 22 (5.96%) XenApp
6 16 (4.34%) Docker
7 14 (3.79%) XenDesktop
8 12 (3.25%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (2.71%) DFS Replication
10 8 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
10 8 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
11 7 (1.90%) NFS
12 6 (1.63%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 6 (1.63%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (1.08%) Terminal Server
13 4 (1.08%) vCloud
14 2 (0.54%) Firmware
14 2 (0.54%) Snort
15 1 (0.27%) NDS
15 1 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 62 (16.80%) SCCM
2 20 (5.42%) Microsoft Clustering
3 15 (4.07%) Kubernetes
4 13 (3.52%) Failover Clustering
4 13 (3.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 13 (3.52%) Terraform
5 12 (3.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 12 (3.25%) ServiceCenter
6 11 (2.98%) Microsoft Intune
6 11 (2.98%) SCOM
7 10 (2.71%) Ansible
7 10 (2.71%) WSUS
8 9 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
9 8 (2.17%) Puppet
9 8 (2.17%) vRealize
10 7 (1.90%) Cisco Prime
10 7 (1.90%) McAfee ePO
11 6 (1.63%) Tivoli
12 5 (1.36%) SCDPM
12 5 (1.36%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 151 (40.92%) Microsoft
2 129 (34.96%) VMware
3 50 (13.55%) Citrix
4 33 (8.94%) Oracle
5 31 (8.40%) Cisco
6 29 (7.86%) HP
7 18 (4.88%) Remedy
8 17 (4.61%) McAfee
9 16 (4.34%) IBM
10 14 (3.79%) Juniper
11 13 (3.52%) Bomgar
12 12 (3.25%) Apple
12 12 (3.25%) Peregrine
12 12 (3.25%) ServiceNow
13 11 (2.98%) Atlassian
13 11 (2.98%) Sonus
14 10 (2.71%) Adobe
15 8 (2.17%) Dell
16 7 (1.90%) Borland
16 7 (1.90%) Red Hat