The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
Hampshire / Portsmouth
Rank 6 7 1
Rank change year-on-year +1 -6  
Contract jobs citing Windows 27 11 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 16.56% 10.58% 27.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 65.85% 42.31% 71.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 14
Median daily rate £413 £170 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +142.29% -38.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £102 £90 £114
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £278 £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 5
Median hourly rate £14.40 £31.54 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.34% +142.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £15.25 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.60 £47.83 £29.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.45% +6.89%  

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

Contract Operating System Skills
Portsmouth
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 41 26 35
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 25.15% 25.00% 38.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 16 21
Median daily rate £435 £325 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.84% +12.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £90 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 5
Median hourly rate £14.40 £15.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.57% +17.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.30 £47.83 £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Portsmouth

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Portsmouth citing Windows as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Portsmouth

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Portsmouth

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Portsmouth over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Portsmouth

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Portsmouth

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Portsmouth over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Portsmouth

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Portsmouth region with a requirement for Windows.

1 34 (54.84%) Linux
2 26 (41.94%) Microsoft
3 25 (40.32%) VMware
4 20 (32.26%) SQL
5 19 (30.65%) Security Cleared
6 16 (25.81%) SQL Server
7 15 (24.19%) XML
7 15 (24.19%) SC Cleared
8 13 (20.97%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (20.97%) Windows Server
9 12 (19.35%) Visual Studio
9 12 (19.35%) C#
9 12 (19.35%) MS Excel
10 11 (17.74%) Citrix
10 11 (17.74%) C++
10 11 (17.74%) .NET
10 11 (17.74%) MVC
11 10 (16.13%) Scrum
11 10 (16.13%) Java
11 10 (16.13%) MySQL
11 10 (16.13%) Active Directory
11 10 (16.13%) Eclipse
11 10 (16.13%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (14.52%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (14.52%) VMware Infrastructure
12 9 (14.52%) Telerik
12 9 (14.52%) Windows 7
12 9 (14.52%) PaaS
12 9 (14.52%) IaaS
12 9 (14.52%) Validation

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth 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 6 (9.68%) MS Exchange
2 5 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (6.45%) Skype for Business
4 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.23%) GlassFish
4 2 (3.23%) IBM Notes
4 2 (3.23%) JBoss
4 2 (3.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (19.35%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (1.61%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.52%) IaaS
1 9 (14.52%) PaaS
2 3 (4.84%) Office 365
3 2 (3.23%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.61%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.90%) LAN
2 5 (8.06%) LDAP
3 3 (4.84%) Structured Cabling
4 2 (3.23%) PBX
4 2 (3.23%) PCoIP
4 2 (3.23%) Skype
4 2 (3.23%) SNMP
4 2 (3.23%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.23%) WAN
5 1 (1.61%) Firewall
5 1 (1.61%) PSTN
5 1 (1.61%) SAN
5 1 (1.61%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.61%) VoIP
5 1 (1.61%) VPN
5 1 (1.61%) WebEx
5 1 (1.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (25.81%) SQL Server
2 10 (16.13%) MySQL
3 4 (6.45%) DB2
4 3 (4.84%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (4.84%) RDBMS
4 3 (4.84%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (19.35%) Visual Studio
2 10 (16.13%) Eclipse
2 10 (16.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (11.29%) JIRA
4 3 (4.84%) AdminStudio
4 3 (4.84%) MSI
5 2 (3.23%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.23%) JUnit
5 2 (3.23%) NetBeans
5 2 (3.23%) Subversion
6 1 (1.61%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.61%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.61%) git-flow
General
1 5 (8.06%) Finance
2 3 (4.84%) Marketing
2 3 (4.84%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.23%) Aerospace
3 2 (3.23%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.61%) Banking
4 1 (1.61%) Military
Job Titles
1 17 (27.42%) Developer
2 10 (16.13%) Java Developer
3 8 (12.90%) C++ Developer
3 8 (12.90%) C++/Java Developer
4 6 (9.68%) C++ Software Developer
4 6 (9.68%) Java Software Developer
4 6 (9.68%) Software Developer
5 5 (8.06%) Consultant
5 5 (8.06%) Support Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (4.84%) Applications Packager
7 3 (4.84%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Lync Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Service Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (24.19%) XML
2 11 (17.74%) .NET
3 8 (12.90%) HTML
3 8 (12.90%) MFC
3 8 (12.90%) XML Messaging
4 6 (9.68%) CSS
4 6 (9.68%) RESTful
4 6 (9.68%) SOAP
4 6 (9.68%) WCF
5 5 (8.06%) Ajax
6 3 (4.84%) Kendo UI
6 3 (4.84%) Middleware
6 3 (4.84%) Web Services
7 2 (3.23%) HTML5
7 2 (3.23%) JavaFX
7 2 (3.23%) JPA
7 2 (3.23%) jQuery
7 2 (3.23%) JSP
7 2 (3.23%) PrimeFaces
7 2 (3.23%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.29%) Client/Server
1 7 (11.29%) Replication
2 4 (6.45%) SWIFT
3 3 (4.84%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.84%) Fat Client
3 3 (4.84%) Thin Client
4 2 (3.23%) iPhone
4 2 (3.23%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.61%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.61%) RIA
5 1 (1.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 34 (54.84%) Linux
2 13 (20.97%) Windows Server
3 9 (14.52%) Windows 7
3 9 (14.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (11.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (11.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (9.68%) AIX
5 6 (9.68%) Windows 10
6 5 (8.06%) Android
6 5 (8.06%) Apple iOS
7 3 (4.84%) Unix
7 3 (4.84%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.97%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (17.74%) MVC
3 10 (16.13%) Scrum
4 9 (14.52%) Validation
5 8 (12.90%) ITIL
5 8 (12.90%) SDLC
6 7 (11.29%) Customer Requirements
6 7 (11.29%) Workflow
7 6 (9.68%) Code Coverage
7 6 (9.68%) Configuration Management
7 6 (9.68%) Data Modelling
7 6 (9.68%) Data Transformation
7 6 (9.68%) Migration
7 6 (9.68%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (8.06%) Service Management
9 4 (6.45%) Project Management
9 4 (6.45%) Test Strategy
10 3 (4.84%) Android Development
10 3 (4.84%) CRM
10 3 (4.84%) UML
Programming Languages
1 20 (32.26%) SQL
2 12 (19.35%) C#
3 11 (17.74%) C++
4 10 (16.13%) Java
5 8 (12.90%) JavaScript
6 4 (6.45%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.23%) Python
7 2 (3.23%) Tcl
8 1 (1.61%) C
8 1 (1.61%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (30.65%) Security Cleared
2 15 (24.19%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.45%) Degree
4 3 (4.84%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.61%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (16.13%) Active Directory
2 9 (14.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (11.29%) vSphere
4 6 (9.68%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (8.06%) VMware Workstation
6 4 (6.45%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (4.84%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (4.84%) NFS
7 3 (4.84%) Samba
7 3 (4.84%) VMware Server
8 2 (3.23%) Hyper-V
8 2 (3.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (3.23%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.61%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (8.06%) SCCM
2 3 (4.84%) Tivoli
3 2 (3.23%) SCOM
4 1 (1.61%) DameWare
4 1 (1.61%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.61%) Puppet
4 1 (1.61%) Terraform
Vendors
1 26 (41.94%) Microsoft
2 25 (40.32%) VMware
3 11 (17.74%) Citrix
4 9 (14.52%) Telerik
5 6 (9.68%) CA
6 5 (8.06%) HP
6 5 (8.06%) Red Hat
7 3 (4.84%) Adobe
7 3 (4.84%) Cisco
7 3 (4.84%) IBM
7 3 (4.84%) NETGEAR
7 3 (4.84%) Oracle
8 2 (3.23%) Dell
8 2 (3.23%) Lotus
8 2 (3.23%) Samsung
8 2 (3.23%) Veritas
9 1 (1.61%) BMC
9 1 (1.61%) Intel
9 1 (1.61%) Remedy