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 22 June 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.

Microsoft Windows
Hampshire / Portsmouth
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 2 4
Rank change year-on-year -8 +2  
Contract jobs citing Windows 22 35 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 14.10% 23.33% 14.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 73.33% 46.67% 48.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 7
Median daily rate £313 £425 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.47% +47.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £294 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £823 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 17 4
Median hourly rate £50.00 £47.83 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.53% +267.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.80 £35.50 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £51.68 £15.21
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.13 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.97% +4.03%  

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 30 75 29
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 19.23% 50.00% 30.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 48 16
Median daily rate £300 £413 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.27% +37.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £288 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £513 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 17 6
Median hourly rate £50.00 £47.83 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.53% +267.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £35.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.01 £55.00 £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.97 £16.16
% change year-on-year -8.66% +5.01%  

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 22 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows in Portsmouth.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 28 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 18 (36.73%) SQL
2 18 (36.73%) SQL Server
3 16 (32.65%) Security Cleared
4 15 (30.61%) C#
4 15 (30.61%) .NET
4 15 (30.61%) Visual Studio
4 15 (30.61%) MVC
5 14 (28.57%) XML
6 13 (26.53%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (26.53%) Windows Server
7 12 (24.49%) Linux
8 11 (22.45%) VMware
9 10 (20.41%) Active Directory
9 10 (20.41%) SC Cleared
10 9 (18.37%) SDLC
10 9 (18.37%) ITIL
10 9 (18.37%) Web Services
10 9 (18.37%) HTML
10 9 (18.37%) JavaScript
10 9 (18.37%) Ajax
10 9 (18.37%) WCF
11 8 (16.33%) Java
11 8 (16.33%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (16.33%) Windows 7
12 7 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (14.29%) ASP.NET
12 7 (14.29%) CSS
12 7 (14.29%) MS Exchange
13 6 (12.24%) Eclipse

Windows
Co-occurring 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 7 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.12%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.08%) IBM Notes
3 2 (4.08%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.04%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.16%) IaaS
1 4 (8.16%) PaaS
2 2 (4.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.16%) LAN
1 4 (8.16%) TCP/IP
2 3 (6.12%) Skype
2 3 (6.12%) VPN
3 2 (4.08%) DNS
3 2 (4.08%) Firewall
3 2 (4.08%) SAN
3 2 (4.08%) Wireless
4 1 (2.04%) DHCP
4 1 (2.04%) IMAP
4 1 (2.04%) Internet
4 1 (2.04%) PBX
4 1 (2.04%) PSTN
4 1 (2.04%) SMTP
4 1 (2.04%) SNMP
4 1 (2.04%) Unified Communications
4 1 (2.04%) VoIP
4 1 (2.04%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (36.73%) SQL Server
2 6 (12.24%) MySQL
2 6 (12.24%) Relational Database
2 6 (12.24%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (30.61%) Visual Studio
2 8 (16.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (12.24%) Eclipse
4 4 (8.16%) JIRA
5 3 (6.12%) AdminStudio
5 3 (6.12%) MSI
General
1 4 (8.16%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.04%) Finance
2 1 (2.04%) Military
Job Titles
1 15 (30.61%) Developer
2 9 (18.37%) .NET Developer
3 6 (12.24%) C++ Developer
3 6 (12.24%) C++/Java Developer
3 6 (12.24%) Java Developer
3 6 (12.24%) Support Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 5 (10.20%) Software Developer
5 4 (8.16%) Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (8.16%) C# Developer
5 4 (8.16%) Service Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (6.12%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (6.12%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (6.12%) C++ Software Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Java Software Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (30.61%) .NET
2 14 (28.57%) XML
3 9 (18.37%) Ajax
3 9 (18.37%) HTML
3 9 (18.37%) WCF
3 9 (18.37%) Web Services
4 7 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 7 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (14.29%) CSS
5 6 (12.24%) .NET Framework
5 6 (12.24%) ASP.NET Web API
5 6 (12.24%) Entity Framework
5 6 (12.24%) jQuery
5 6 (12.24%) LINQ
5 6 (12.24%) LINQ to SQL
5 6 (12.24%) MFC
5 6 (12.24%) XML Messaging
6 5 (10.20%) RequireJS
7 4 (8.16%) RESTful
7 4 (8.16%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) Client/Server
1 5 (10.20%) W3C
2 4 (8.16%) Replication
3 3 (6.12%) Fat Client
3 3 (6.12%) Thin Client
4 2 (4.08%) iPhone
4 2 (4.08%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.04%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.04%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 13 (26.53%) Windows Server
2 12 (24.49%) Linux
3 8 (16.33%) Windows 7
4 5 (10.20%) Windows 10
4 5 (10.20%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (10.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (6.12%) Android
5 3 (6.12%) Apple iOS
5 3 (6.12%) Unix
5 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (6.12%) Windows XP
6 2 (4.08%) Solaris
7 1 (2.04%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.61%) MVC
2 13 (26.53%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (18.37%) ITIL
3 9 (18.37%) SDLC
4 6 (12.24%) API Development
4 6 (12.24%) Scrum
4 6 (12.24%) Validation
5 5 (10.20%) Customer Requirements
5 5 (10.20%) Migration
6 4 (8.16%) Task Automation
6 4 (8.16%) Time Management
6 4 (8.16%) Workflow
7 3 (6.12%) Code Coverage
7 3 (6.12%) Compatibility Testing
7 3 (6.12%) Configuration Management
7 3 (6.12%) Data Modelling
7 3 (6.12%) Data Transformation
7 3 (6.12%) Dependency Injection
7 3 (6.12%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (6.12%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (36.73%) SQL
2 15 (30.61%) C#
3 9 (18.37%) JavaScript
4 8 (16.33%) Java
5 6 (12.24%) C++
6 5 (10.20%) PowerShell
7 2 (4.08%) C
7 2 (4.08%) VBScript
8 1 (2.04%) TypeScript
8 1 (2.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (32.65%) Security Cleared
2 10 (20.41%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.20%) DV Cleared
4 3 (6.12%) ISTQB
4 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.08%) Degree
5 2 (4.08%) MCSE
6 1 (2.04%) MCITP
6 1 (2.04%) MCP
6 1 (2.04%) MCSA
6 1 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (20.41%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.12%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (4.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) SCCM
2 2 (4.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (4.08%) SCOM
3 1 (2.04%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.04%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 28 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 11 (22.45%) VMware
3 6 (12.24%) Telerik
4 4 (8.16%) CA
5 3 (6.12%) Citrix
6 2 (4.08%) HP
6 2 (4.08%) Lotus
6 2 (4.08%) Samsung
6 2 (4.08%) Veeam
7 1 (2.04%) Cisco
7 1 (2.04%) McAfee
7 1 (2.04%) Meraki
7 1 (2.04%) NetApp
7 1 (2.04%) Oracle
7 1 (2.04%) Symantec
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