Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 24 November 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
England > South East
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 5 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 2306 2211 2862
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.70% 13.28% 14.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.01% 57.89% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1294 1322 1565
South East median daily rate £360 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% - +8.53%
10th Percentile £130 £150 £157
90th Percentile £525 £530 £480
England median daily rate £350 £355 £350
% change year-on-year -1.41% +1.43% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 237 407
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -14.29% +16.67%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.83 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.73 £47.87 £42.00
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.26 £15.75
% change year-on-year +4.88% -3.14% +5.00%

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 the South East with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 3843 3819 4770
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.84% 22.95% 24.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2139 2229 2620
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +7.35%
10th Percentile £150 £188 £205
90th Percentile £550 £538 £494
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 299 273 466
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.06 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.58% -10.21% +20.79%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.05 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £49.46 £47.83
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +4.90%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in the South East

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in the South East

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in the South East over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in the South East

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in the South East

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in the South East over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in the South East

Windows
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the South East region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
Thames Valley +3 1009 £365 +2.82% 125
Hampshire +2 669 £375 +1.35% 87
Berkshire +4 519 £375 +3.45% 46
Surrey -4 351 £365 -2.67% 47
Buckinghamshire -2 309 £340 -9.33% 33
Oxfordshire +4 179 £325 +8.33% 46
West Sussex +4 124 £210 -35.38% 19
Kent 0 93 £338 +8.00% 18
East Sussex -6 31 £350 +19.15% 10
Middlesex -10 11 £460 +29.58%
Home Counties -6 2 - -
Sussex -10 2 £115 -42.23%
M4 Corridor +6 1 - -
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 South East region with a requirement for Windows.

1 982 (42.58%) Active Directory
2 843 (36.56%) Microsoft
3 735 (31.87%) Windows Server
4 614 (26.63%) VMware
5 554 (24.02%) Linux
6 404 (17.52%) Office 365
7 397 (17.22%) Windows 10
8 396 (17.17%) Windows 7
9 376 (16.31%) Windows Server 2012
10 365 (15.83%) Security Cleared
11 355 (15.39%) ITIL
12 354 (15.35%) Windows Server 2008
13 333 (14.44%) SQL Server
14 314 (13.62%) Citrix
15 307 (13.31%) VMware Infrastructure
16 301 (13.05%) SQL
17 291 (12.62%) Microsoft Office
18 290 (12.58%) PowerShell
19 282 (12.23%) SCCM
20 264 (11.45%) SC Cleared
20 264 (11.45%) Microsoft Azure
21 251 (10.88%) DNS
22 245 (10.62%) Unix
23 241 (10.45%) MS Exchange
24 218 (9.45%) Migration
25 204 (8.85%) Agile Software Development
26 202 (8.76%) Firewall
27 198 (8.59%) .NET
28 196 (8.50%) Hyper-V
29 193 (8.37%) Finance

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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
1 241 (10.45%) MS Exchange
2 138 (5.98%) IIS
3 123 (5.33%) SharePoint
3 123 (5.33%) Skype for Business
4 99 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 45 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2013
6 38 (1.65%) Apache
6 38 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2007
7 36 (1.56%) OpenStack
8 35 (1.52%) Confluence
9 30 (1.30%) Tomcat
10 22 (0.95%) JBoss
11 19 (0.82%) CMS
12 14 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
12 14 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
13 12 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
13 12 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 12 (0.52%) SAS
14 11 (0.48%) nginx
15 10 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 291 (12.62%) Microsoft Office
2 48 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 43 (1.86%) MS Visio
4 22 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 15 (0.65%) Acrobat
6 13 (0.56%) PaintShop Pro
7 9 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
8 5 (0.22%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.087%) XMetaL
12 1 (0.043%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 22 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.30%) Dynamics GP
3 7 (0.30%) KANA IQ
4 6 (0.26%) Eikon
5 4 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.17%) Oracle Utilities
6 3 (0.13%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 3 (0.13%) Siebel CRM
7 2 (0.087%) Bankmaster
8 1 (0.043%) assyst
8 1 (0.043%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.043%) FRx
8 1 (0.043%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.043%) Primavera
8 1 (0.043%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.043%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 404 (17.52%) Office 365
2 264 (11.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 148 (6.42%) Amazon AWS
4 96 (4.16%) IaaS
5 68 (2.95%) PaaS
6 56 (2.43%) Azure Active Directory
7 34 (1.47%) SaaS
8 30 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
9 19 (0.82%) OpenShift
10 18 (0.78%) OneDrive
11 13 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
12 11 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
13 9 (0.39%) Slack
13 9 (0.39%) Trello
13 9 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 7 (0.30%) G Suite
14 7 (0.30%) Sauce Labs
15 6 (0.26%) GitHub
15 6 (0.26%) npm
16 5 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 251 (10.88%) DNS
2 202 (8.76%) Firewall
3 185 (8.02%) DHCP
4 181 (7.85%) TCP/IP
5 150 (6.50%) WAN
6 147 (6.37%) LAN
7 130 (5.64%) SAN
8 112 (4.86%) VPN
9 87 (3.77%) Internet
10 78 (3.38%) LDAP
11 73 (3.17%) Skype
12 54 (2.34%) Remote Desktop
13 52 (2.25%) NAS
13 52 (2.25%) NetScaler
13 52 (2.25%) Network Security
14 45 (1.95%) VoIP
15 33 (1.43%) Kerberos
16 32 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
17 29 (1.26%) Fibre Channel
18 27 (1.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 333 (14.44%) SQL Server
2 55 (2.39%) MySQL
3 51 (2.21%) Oracle Database
4 39 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 34 (1.47%) NoSQL
6 32 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
7 30 (1.30%) DB2
7 30 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
8 29 (1.26%) SQL Server 2016
9 22 (0.95%) Oracle Database 10g
10 21 (0.91%) Relational Database
11 20 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
12 16 (0.69%) MongoDB
13 14 (0.61%) Redis
14 13 (0.56%) Oracle Database 12c
14 13 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
15 12 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
16 11 (0.48%) Big Data
16 11 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
17 9 (0.39%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 112 (4.86%) Git (software)
2 70 (3.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 69 (2.99%) Jenkins
4 63 (2.73%) Visual Studio
5 57 (2.47%) JIRA
6 48 (2.08%) Selenium
7 47 (2.04%) Eclipse
8 38 (1.65%) MSI
9 34 (1.47%) Subversion
10 33 (1.43%) Maven
11 24 (1.04%) Ant
12 22 (0.95%) TeamCity
13 21 (0.91%) ReSharper
14 20 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 19 (0.82%) Cucumber
16 18 (0.78%) Bitbucket
16 18 (0.78%) SoapUI
17 16 (0.69%) Artifactory
17 16 (0.69%) Oracle APEX
18 15 (0.65%) SpecFlow
General
1 193 (8.37%) Finance
2 78 (3.38%) Banking
3 61 (2.65%) Telecoms
4 39 (1.69%) Publishing
4 39 (1.69%) Retail
5 35 (1.52%) Legal
6 23 (1.00%) Manufacturing
7 15 (0.65%) Electronics
8 13 (0.56%) Back Office
9 12 (0.52%) Advertising
10 10 (0.43%) French Language
11 9 (0.39%) Marketing
11 9 (0.39%) Military
12 7 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
12 7 (0.30%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.22%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.22%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
15 3 (0.13%) General Ledger
15 3 (0.13%) German Language
Job Titles
1 296 (12.84%) Analyst
2 264 (11.45%) Support Engineer
3 220 (9.54%) Developer
4 191 (8.28%) Architect
5 141 (6.11%) Desktop Support
6 130 (5.64%) Windows Engineer
7 127 (5.51%) Consultant
8 117 (5.07%) 2nd Line Support
8 117 (5.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 107 (4.64%) Support Analyst
10 102 (4.42%) Administrator
11 95 (4.12%) IT Support
11 95 (4.12%) Service Analyst
12 91 (3.95%) Service Desk Analyst
13 80 (3.47%) 1st Line Support
14 79 (3.43%) Desktop Engineer
15 76 (3.30%) Project Manager
16 73 (3.17%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 71 (3.08%) .NET Developer
17 71 (3.08%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 198 (8.59%) .NET
2 153 (6.63%) Web Services
3 116 (5.03%) HTML
4 91 (3.95%) CSS
5 66 (2.86%) XML
6 62 (2.69%) AngularJS
7 54 (2.34%) SOAP
8 50 (2.17%) jQuery
9 46 (1.99%) Middleware
10 45 (1.95%) ASP.NET
11 44 (1.91%) ASP.NET Web API
12 38 (1.65%) Node.js
13 37 (1.60%) REST
14 32 (1.39%) .NET Framework
15 28 (1.21%) WCF
16 27 (1.17%) LINQ
17 26 (1.13%) Ajax
17 26 (1.13%) HTML5
18 25 (1.08%) JSON
19 23 (1.00%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 119 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
2 102 (4.42%) Data Centre
3 69 (2.99%) Management Information System
4 45 (1.95%) Clustering
5 43 (1.86%) Computer Science
6 41 (1.78%) CMDB
7 34 (1.47%) User Experience
8 33 (1.43%) Replication
9 32 (1.39%) Mobile App
10 31 (1.34%) Blackberry
11 30 (1.30%) PKI
12 29 (1.26%) Public Cloud
13 27 (1.17%) Client/Server
14 26 (1.13%) Enterprise Storage
14 26 (1.13%) Smartphone
15 25 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
16 23 (1.00%) Driving Licence
17 21 (0.91%) iPhone
18 20 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
19 19 (0.82%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 735 (31.87%) Windows Server
2 554 (24.02%) Linux
3 397 (17.22%) Windows 10
4 396 (17.17%) Windows 7
5 376 (16.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 354 (15.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 245 (10.62%) Unix
8 175 (7.59%) Windows Server 2003
9 96 (4.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 86 (3.73%) Windows 8
11 83 (3.60%) Apple iOS
12 77 (3.34%) Windows XP
13 76 (3.30%) Android
14 71 (3.08%) Solaris
15 45 (1.95%) Windows Vista
16 31 (1.34%) AIX
17 19 (0.82%) Ubuntu
18 18 (0.78%) Mac OS X
19 15 (0.65%) Mac OS
20 13 (0.56%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 355 (15.39%) ITIL
2 218 (9.45%) Migration
3 204 (8.85%) Agile Software Development
4 143 (6.20%) DevOps
5 116 (5.03%) Change Management
6 100 (4.34%) Service Management
7 96 (4.16%) Configuration Management
8 85 (3.69%) Test Automation
9 81 (3.51%) SDLC
10 77 (3.34%) Incident Management
11 76 (3.30%) Project Management
12 75 (3.25%) Continuous Integration
13 71 (3.08%) PRINCE2
14 69 (2.99%) TDD
15 64 (2.78%) Scrum
15 64 (2.78%) TOGAF
16 62 (2.69%) Stakeholder Management
17 60 (2.60%) Mentoring
17 60 (2.60%) Service Delivery
18 59 (2.56%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 301 (13.05%) SQL
2 290 (12.58%) PowerShell
3 151 (6.55%) Java
4 138 (5.98%) C#
5 135 (5.85%) JavaScript
6 78 (3.38%) Python
7 50 (2.17%) C++
8 44 (1.91%) VBScript
9 40 (1.73%) Shell Script
10 36 (1.56%) Bash Shell
11 35 (1.52%) PHP
12 33 (1.43%) VB.NET
13 32 (1.39%) Perl
14 29 (1.26%) C
14 29 (1.26%) Ruby
14 29 (1.26%) T-SQL
15 15 (0.65%) PL/SQL
16 13 (0.56%) Groovy
16 13 (0.56%) TypeScript
17 12 (0.52%) F#
Qualifications
1 365 (15.83%) Security Cleared
2 264 (11.45%) SC Cleared
3 169 (7.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 122 (5.29%) DV Cleared
5 109 (4.73%) MCSE
6 97 (4.21%) Degree
7 42 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
7 42 (1.82%) MCP
8 39 (1.69%) CCNA
8 39 (1.69%) MCSA
9 23 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 22 (0.95%) CISSP
10 22 (0.95%) MCITP
11 20 (0.87%) ISEB
12 19 (0.82%) MCDST
13 18 (0.78%) PMI Certification
13 18 (0.78%) PMP
14 16 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
15 14 (0.61%) A+ Certification
16 13 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (4.12%) SLA
2 57 (2.47%) QA
3 37 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (0.82%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.52%) GDPR
5 12 (0.52%) PMO
6 8 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
7 7 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.17%) PA-DSS
9 3 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.087%) MIL-STD-1553
11 1 (0.043%) COBIT
11 1 (0.043%) GCP
11 1 (0.043%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.043%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.043%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.043%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.043%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.043%) PMBOK
System Software
1 982 (42.58%) Active Directory
2 307 (13.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 196 (8.50%) Hyper-V
4 163 (7.07%) VMware ESXi
5 89 (3.86%) vSphere
6 76 (3.30%) XenDesktop
7 75 (3.25%) XenApp
8 66 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
9 55 (2.39%) Docker
10 54 (2.34%) Virtual Machines
11 50 (2.17%) XenServer
12 33 (1.43%) BitLocker
13 29 (1.26%) NFS
14 24 (1.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 24 (1.04%) Veritas File System
15 22 (0.95%) VMware Workstation
16 12 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
17 11 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
18 10 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
18 10 (0.43%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 282 (12.23%) SCCM
2 87 (3.77%) SCOM
3 73 (3.17%) NetBackup
4 71 (3.08%) Ansible
5 54 (2.34%) Puppet
6 44 (1.91%) Norton AntiVirus
7 42 (1.82%) McAfee ePO
7 42 (1.82%) WSUS
8 30 (1.30%) AirWatch
9 29 (1.26%) Microsoft Intune
9 29 (1.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 27 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
11 26 (1.13%) vCenter Server
12 18 (0.78%) Microsoft Clustering
13 16 (0.69%) Kubernetes
14 13 (0.56%) SCVMM
14 13 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 12 (0.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 11 (0.48%) Jamf Pro
16 11 (0.48%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 843 (36.56%) Microsoft
2 614 (26.63%) VMware
3 314 (13.62%) Citrix
4 192 (8.33%) Oracle
5 188 (8.15%) Cisco
6 182 (7.89%) HP
7 94 (4.08%) Red Hat
8 91 (3.95%) Symantec
9 81 (3.51%) NetApp
10 80 (3.47%) McAfee
11 49 (2.12%) ServiceNow
12 47 (2.04%) Remedy
13 46 (1.99%) EMC
14 44 (1.91%) Apple
15 41 (1.78%) Brocade
16 40 (1.73%) Veritas
17 36 (1.56%) Google
17 36 (1.56%) IBM
18 35 (1.52%) Lumension
19 29 (1.26%) Veeam