Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 661 608 668
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 17.62% 16.60% 16.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.99% 63.93% 57.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 366 415
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £370 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +8.82% +0.74%
10th Percentile £139 £154 £163
90th Percentile £525 £501 £500
South East median daily rate £353 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +0.71% - +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 69 66
Hampshire median hourly rate £18.82 £14.40 £16.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.69% -11.93% +12.76%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.40 £10.88
90th Percentile £45.04 £43.75 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% -6.25% +1.75%

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 1,033 951 1,169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 27.54% 25.96% 28.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 564 592 713
Hampshire median daily rate £413 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +11.11% +2.86%
10th Percentile £202 £254 £225
90th Percentile £525 £502 £500
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 75 83
Hampshire median hourly rate £19.88 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.50% -14.29% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.43 £10.44 £10.75
90th Percentile £46.00 £41.75 £47.73
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +12.90% -16.22% +14.62%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 23 April 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 +3 127 £395 +25.40% 29
Winchester +8 64 £423 -4.68% 7
Fareham +5 58 £475 +5.56% 7
Portsmouth +3 56 £388 +3.33% 19
Southampton -1 51 £375 +38.89% 34
Havant -3 37 £375 -16.67% 5
Hook 0 31 £475 +39.71% 2
Andover +13 23 £381 -10.47% 1
Farnborough -9 21 £208 -43.92% 15
Aldershot 0 11 £300 -5.51% 1
Fleet -3 10 £328 -34.50% 4
Petersfield -1 3 £128 +34.21% 5
Waterlooville - 3 - - 2
Eastleigh -8 2 - - 8
Romsey +1 1 - - 4
Lyndhurst 0 1 £375 -
Gosport - 1 - - 1
Windows
South East

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 272 (41.15%) Security Cleared
2 261 (39.49%) Microsoft
3 260 (39.33%) Windows Server
4 248 (37.52%) Active Directory
5 244 (36.91%) VMware
6 204 (30.86%) SC Cleared
7 169 (25.57%) Linux
8 126 (19.06%) Windows 10
9 113 (17.10%) VMware Infrastructure
10 106 (16.04%) Windows Server 2012
11 101 (15.28%) Citrix
12 97 (14.67%) Microsoft Office
13 93 (14.07%) SQL Server
13 93 (14.07%) ITIL
14 92 (13.92%) Oracle
15 91 (13.77%) Windows Server 2008
16 89 (13.46%) PowerShell
17 85 (12.86%) Windows 7
18 84 (12.71%) Firewall
19 81 (12.25%) SQL
20 79 (11.95%) SCCM
21 77 (11.65%) Office 365
22 73 (11.04%) Microsoft Azure
23 72 (10.89%) vSphere
24 70 (10.59%) Hyper-V
25 66 (9.98%) DNS
26 63 (9.53%) DV Cleared
27 61 (9.23%) Cisco
28 59 (8.93%) SharePoint
29 58 (8.77%) Unix

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 59 (8.93%) SharePoint
2 52 (7.87%) Skype for Business
3 51 (7.72%) MS Exchange
4 33 (4.99%) IIS
5 22 (3.33%) Apache
6 14 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (1.66%) SharePoint Server
8 9 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (1.06%) nginx
10 5 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (0.76%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.45%) Oracle Application Server
11 3 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.30%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.15%) IBM Domino
13 1 (0.15%) SAS
13 1 (0.15%) WebLogic
Applications
1 97 (14.67%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (2.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.51%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.45%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.45%) PaintShop Pro
7 1 (0.15%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.15%) NUKE
7 1 (0.15%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 8 (1.21%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.30%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 77 (11.65%) Office 365
2 73 (11.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (7.72%) IaaS
4 49 (7.41%) PaaS
5 18 (2.72%) Amazon AWS
5 18 (2.72%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (1.06%) Yammer
7 6 (0.91%) SaaS
8 2 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.30%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 84 (12.71%) Firewall
2 66 (9.98%) DNS
3 45 (6.81%) Skype
4 35 (5.30%) VPN
5 32 (4.84%) NetScaler
6 30 (4.54%) SAN
7 29 (4.39%) DHCP
8 28 (4.24%) Cisco ASA
8 28 (4.24%) Network Security
9 24 (3.63%) PuTTY
9 24 (3.63%) WinSCP
10 23 (3.48%) WAN
11 19 (2.87%) Internet
12 18 (2.72%) DMZ
13 17 (2.57%) Cisco Nexus
13 17 (2.57%) Link 11
13 17 (2.57%) Link 16
13 17 (2.57%) TCP/IP
14 16 (2.42%) LAN
15 13 (1.97%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (14.07%) SQL Server
2 34 (5.14%) Oracle Database
3 31 (4.69%) SQL Server 2016
4 29 (4.39%) Oracle Database 11g
5 28 (4.24%) Oracle Database 10g
5 28 (4.24%) SQL Server 2012
6 23 (3.48%) MySQL
7 15 (2.27%) DB2
8 9 (1.36%) Relational Database
9 7 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (0.91%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.61%) NoSQL
11 4 (0.61%) Oracle Database 12c
11 4 (0.61%) SQLPlus
12 3 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (0.45%) Data Mining
13 2 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.30%) Siebel EIM
13 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
14 1 (0.15%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 37 (5.60%) Jenkins
2 29 (4.39%) Selenium
3 27 (4.08%) Eclipse
4 25 (3.78%) Git (software)
4 25 (3.78%) Oracle APEX
4 25 (3.78%) SoapUI
5 24 (3.63%) Ant
5 24 (3.63%) HP UFT
5 24 (3.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 24 (3.63%) TestNG
6 23 (3.48%) SpecFlow
7 18 (2.72%) LoadRunner
8 14 (2.12%) MSI
9 11 (1.66%) Visual Studio
10 7 (1.06%) Subversion
11 6 (0.91%) JIRA
11 6 (0.91%) JMeter
12 4 (0.61%) StarTeam
13 3 (0.45%) HttpUnit
13 3 (0.45%) Maven
General
1 25 (3.78%) Finance
2 24 (3.63%) Military
3 9 (1.36%) Telecoms
4 6 (0.91%) Manufacturing
5 5 (0.76%) Aerospace
5 5 (0.76%) Banking
5 5 (0.76%) Legal
6 4 (0.61%) French Language
6 4 (0.61%) German Language
6 4 (0.61%) Local Government
6 4 (0.61%) Retail
7 1 (0.15%) Automotive
7 1 (0.15%) Avionics
7 1 (0.15%) Back Office
7 1 (0.15%) Electronics
7 1 (0.15%) Games
7 1 (0.15%) Marketing
7 1 (0.15%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 93 (14.07%) Analyst
2 51 (7.72%) Support Engineer
3 49 (7.41%) Developer
4 48 (7.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 46 (6.96%) Architect
5 46 (6.96%) Desktop Support
6 25 (3.78%) IT Support
7 24 (3.63%) Wintel Engineer
8 23 (3.48%) IT Engineer
9 21 (3.18%) 2nd Line Support
9 21 (3.18%) Consultant
10 20 (3.03%) IT Analyst
11 19 (2.87%) Network Engineer
11 19 (2.87%) Project Manager
12 17 (2.57%) Ada Developer
12 17 (2.57%) Build Engineer
12 17 (2.57%) Desktop Engineer
13 16 (2.42%) Security Analyst
13 16 (2.42%) Service Desk Analyst
13 16 (2.42%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (7.26%) Web Services
2 34 (5.14%) .NET
3 33 (4.99%) SOAP
4 20 (3.03%) REST
5 12 (1.82%) CSS
6 11 (1.66%) Middleware
7 9 (1.36%) HTML
7 9 (1.36%) jQuery
7 9 (1.36%) LDAP
7 9 (1.36%) XML
8 5 (0.76%) AngularJS
8 5 (0.76%) CSS3
8 5 (0.76%) HTML5
9 4 (0.61%) JSON
9 4 (0.61%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 4 (0.61%) Qt
9 4 (0.61%) WAP
9 4 (0.61%) WCF
9 4 (0.61%) Web Services Management
10 3 (0.45%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (4.39%) PKI
3 25 (3.78%) Self-Motivation
4 24 (3.63%) Data Centre
5 23 (3.48%) CMDB
6 16 (2.42%) Management Information System
6 16 (2.42%) Smartphone
7 14 (2.12%) Clustering
7 14 (2.12%) Derivative
7 14 (2.12%) Fat Client
7 14 (2.12%) Thin Client
8 10 (1.51%) Driving Licence
9 8 (1.21%) BYOD
9 8 (1.21%) iPad
9 8 (1.21%) Mobile App
10 7 (1.06%) Replication
10 7 (1.06%) User Experience
11 5 (0.76%) Client/Server
11 5 (0.76%) iPhone
11 5 (0.76%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 260 (39.33%) Windows Server
2 169 (25.57%) Linux
3 126 (19.06%) Windows 10
4 106 (16.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 91 (13.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 85 (12.86%) Windows 7
7 58 (8.77%) Unix
8 38 (5.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 32 (4.84%) AIX
10 25 (3.78%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (2.12%) Apple iOS
11 14 (2.12%) Solaris
12 13 (1.97%) Windows 8
13 11 (1.66%) Windows Vista
14 10 (1.51%) Android
15 8 (1.21%) Windows XP
16 6 (0.91%) Debian
16 6 (0.91%) Windows NT
17 4 (0.61%) Windows 2000 Server
18 2 (0.30%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (14.07%) ITIL
2 58 (8.77%) DevOps
3 55 (8.32%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (7.56%) Collaborative Working
5 40 (6.05%) Migration
6 38 (5.75%) Service Management
7 37 (5.60%) User Stories
8 35 (5.30%) Problem-Solving
8 35 (5.30%) Software Engineering
9 31 (4.69%) Configuration Management
9 31 (4.69%) Scrum
10 30 (4.54%) Task Automation
11 29 (4.39%) Incident Management
11 29 (4.39%) Test Automation
12 27 (4.08%) Continuous Integration
13 25 (3.78%) System Integration Testing
14 24 (3.63%) API Testing
15 22 (3.33%) Test Strategy
16 21 (3.18%) Service Delivery
17 19 (2.87%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 89 (13.46%) PowerShell
2 81 (12.25%) SQL
3 34 (5.14%) Java
4 31 (4.69%) C++
5 24 (3.63%) F#
5 24 (3.63%) Python
6 23 (3.48%) JavaScript
7 22 (3.33%) C
8 21 (3.18%) C#
8 21 (3.18%) Ruby
9 17 (2.57%) Ada
10 16 (2.42%) Bash Shell
11 15 (2.27%) T-SQL
12 8 (1.21%) PHP
13 5 (0.76%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.76%) VBScript
14 3 (0.45%) Java 8
14 3 (0.45%) VB
15 2 (0.30%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.15%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 272 (41.15%) Security Cleared
2 204 (30.86%) SC Cleared
3 63 (9.53%) DV Cleared
4 26 (3.93%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (3.18%) ISEB
6 19 (2.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 16 (2.42%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (2.42%) ISEB Practitioner
7 16 (2.42%) MCSE
8 11 (1.66%) Degree
9 10 (1.51%) CISSP
10 9 (1.36%) CCNA
10 9 (1.36%) MCP
10 9 (1.36%) MCSA
11 8 (1.21%) BPSS Clearance
12 7 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 6 (0.91%) CCA
13 6 (0.91%) CCIE
13 6 (0.91%) Citrix Certification
14 5 (0.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.33%) SLA
2 13 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (1.66%) PCI DSS
4 10 (1.51%) QA
5 3 (0.45%) PMO
6 2 (0.30%) GDPR
7 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.15%) GPG13
System Software
1 248 (37.52%) Active Directory
2 113 (17.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 72 (10.89%) vSphere
4 70 (10.59%) Hyper-V
5 46 (6.96%) VMware ESXi
6 31 (4.69%) XenDesktop
7 25 (3.78%) XenServer
8 24 (3.63%) Microsoft App-V
9 21 (3.18%) XenApp
10 10 (1.51%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (1.06%) VMware Server
12 6 (0.91%) DFS Replication
12 6 (0.91%) Docker
12 6 (0.91%) UAG
13 4 (0.61%) Terminal Server
14 3 (0.45%) BitLocker
14 3 (0.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 3 (0.45%) Firmware
14 3 (0.45%) NFS
14 3 (0.45%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 79 (11.95%) SCCM
2 31 (4.69%) Puppet
3 28 (4.24%) SCOM
4 26 (3.93%) HP ALM
5 21 (3.18%) Microsoft Intune
6 20 (3.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 14 (2.12%) Nessus
8 13 (1.97%) Nmap
9 11 (1.66%) Ansible
10 10 (1.51%) vCenter Server
11 9 (1.36%) McAfee ePO
11 9 (1.36%) vRealize
11 9 (1.36%) WSUS
12 8 (1.21%) Tivoli
13 7 (1.06%) EMC NetWorker
13 7 (1.06%) HAProxy
13 7 (1.06%) Microsoft Clustering
13 7 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
13 7 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
13 7 (1.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 261 (39.49%) Microsoft
2 244 (36.91%) VMware
3 101 (15.28%) Citrix
4 92 (13.92%) Oracle
5 61 (9.23%) Cisco
6 56 (8.47%) HP
7 37 (5.60%) Red Hat
8 31 (4.69%) ServiceNow
9 25 (3.78%) McAfee
10 23 (3.48%) NetApp
10 23 (3.48%) Software AG
10 23 (3.48%) webMethods
11 18 (2.72%) Sophos
11 18 (2.72%) Symantec
11 18 (2.72%) Veeam
12 17 (2.57%) Palo Alto
13 16 (2.42%) Infoblox
14 15 (2.27%) EMC
14 15 (2.27%) Lumension
15 14 (2.12%) SolarWinds