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 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
England / South East
Rank 8 5 3
Rank change year-on-year -3 -2  
Contract jobs citing Windows 947 1317 1547
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 12.07% 14.28% 15.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 55.12% 56.72% 66.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 773 740
Median daily rate £363 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +1.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £498 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 114 186
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.37% +3.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.54 £12.50 £11.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.07 £47.82 £39.00
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 the South East with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1718 2322 2344
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 21.89% 25.18% 23.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 997 1418 1156
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £185 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £486
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 159 214
Median hourly rate £14.75 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.36% +15.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.32 £11.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.02 £50.00 £40.00
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 the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire 0 297 £375 +7.14% 83
Buckinghamshire +3 195 £425 +21.42% 35
Berkshire -14 148 £350 - 65
Surrey -7 140 £363 +3.57% 64
Oxfordshire -6 70 £300 +20.00% 45
West Sussex -14 41 £370 +27.58% 16
Kent -2 28 £325 -16.12% 9
Middlesex +3 13 £350 -
East Sussex -11 13 £300 -4.38% 12
Home Counties - 1 - -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

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 South East region with a requirement for Windows.

1 780 (39.53%) Active Directory
2 666 (33.76%) Microsoft
3 560 (28.38%) VMware
4 551 (27.93%) Windows Server
5 525 (26.61%) Linux
6 478 (24.23%) Security Cleared
7 391 (19.82%) Windows 7
8 388 (19.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 376 (19.06%) SC Cleared
10 318 (16.12%) Windows Server 2012
11 303 (15.36%) ITIL
12 274 (13.89%) SQL
13 271 (13.74%) VMware Infrastructure
14 268 (13.58%) MS Office
15 253 (12.82%) Unix
16 235 (11.91%) Citrix
17 228 (11.56%) PowerShell
18 227 (11.51%) SQL Server
19 220 (11.15%) Windows 10
20 219 (11.10%) MS Excel
21 208 (10.54%) Cisco
22 201 (10.19%) SCCM
23 196 (9.93%) Migration
24 191 (9.68%) Office 365
25 173 (8.77%) Firewall
25 173 (8.77%) TCP/IP
25 173 (8.77%) Agile Software Development
26 166 (8.41%) HP
27 163 (8.26%) DNS
27 163 (8.26%) MS Exchange

Windows
Top Related 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
1 163 (8.26%) MS Exchange
2 108 (5.47%) Skype for Business
3 101 (5.12%) SharePoint
4 83 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2010
5 82 (4.16%) IIS
6 40 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2013
7 35 (1.77%) Apache
8 34 (1.72%) JBoss
9 25 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
10 22 (1.12%) Tomcat
11 19 (0.96%) IBM Notes
12 18 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
12 18 (0.91%) Drupal
13 17 (0.86%) Confluence
14 16 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
14 16 (0.81%) WebSphere
15 14 (0.71%) CMS
16 13 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
16 13 (0.66%) WebLogic
17 10 (0.51%) OpenStack
Applications
1 268 (13.58%) MS Office
2 219 (11.10%) MS Excel
3 24 (1.22%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.61%) MS Project
5 8 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.10%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 14 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
2 13 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
5 8 (0.41%) Adobe Campaign
6 7 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 5 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (0.25%) Infor M3
8 3 (0.15%) Staffware
9 2 (0.10%) Dynamics GP
9 2 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
10 1 (0.051%) assyst
10 1 (0.051%) Maximo
10 1 (0.051%) Oracle Utilities
10 1 (0.051%) Postilion
10 1 (0.051%) SAP FI
10 1 (0.051%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 191 (9.68%) Office 365
2 126 (6.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 94 (4.76%) IaaS
4 80 (4.05%) PaaS
5 77 (3.90%) Amazon AWS
6 18 (0.91%) OneDrive
6 18 (0.91%) SaaS
7 15 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
7 15 (0.76%) GitHub
8 12 (0.61%) Google Analytics
9 8 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.15%) G Suite
10 3 (0.15%) Mailgun
11 2 (0.10%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.10%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.051%) Bluemix
12 1 (0.051%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.051%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.051%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 173 (8.77%) Firewall
1 173 (8.77%) TCP/IP
2 163 (8.26%) DNS
3 144 (7.30%) LAN
4 133 (6.74%) WAN
5 111 (5.63%) DHCP
6 105 (5.32%) SAN
7 85 (4.31%) VPN
8 74 (3.75%) Skype
9 58 (2.94%) Internet
10 45 (2.28%) SSL
11 43 (2.18%) Wireless
12 39 (1.98%) HTTP
13 36 (1.82%) VLAN
14 34 (1.72%) SMTP
14 34 (1.72%) VoIP
15 31 (1.57%) NetScaler
16 27 (1.37%) Cisco Nexus
16 27 (1.37%) Network Security
17 25 (1.27%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 227 (11.51%) SQL Server
2 50 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
3 45 (2.28%) MySQL
4 44 (2.23%) SQL Server 2008
5 41 (2.08%) Oracle Database
6 38 (1.93%) MongoDB
7 35 (1.77%) NoSQL
8 30 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
9 29 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
10 27 (1.37%) DB2
11 26 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
12 24 (1.22%) Relational Database
13 21 (1.06%) Oracle Database 10g
14 19 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
15 17 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 16 (0.81%) Oracle Database 12c
17 15 (0.76%) RDBMS
17 15 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 14 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
18 14 (0.71%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 71 (3.60%) Jenkins
2 69 (3.50%) Git (software)
3 53 (2.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 40 (2.03%) JIRA
4 40 (2.03%) MSI
4 40 (2.03%) Visual Studio
5 32 (1.62%) Selenium
6 31 (1.57%) Eclipse
7 19 (0.96%) Subversion
8 17 (0.86%) Ant
9 16 (0.81%) Cucumber
9 16 (0.81%) TeamCity
10 12 (0.61%) HP UFT
10 12 (0.61%) Oracle APEX
11 11 (0.56%) Gatling
11 11 (0.56%) Grunt
12 10 (0.51%) gulp
12 10 (0.51%) IntelliJ
13 9 (0.46%) Karma Test Runner
13 9 (0.46%) Sublime Text
General
1 153 (7.75%) Finance
2 60 (3.04%) Telecoms
3 29 (1.47%) Legal
4 28 (1.42%) Retail
5 26 (1.32%) Back Office
6 25 (1.27%) Advertising
7 24 (1.22%) Marketing
8 23 (1.17%) Law
9 19 (0.96%) Manufacturing
10 17 (0.86%) Banking
11 15 (0.76%) Military
12 13 (0.66%) Electronics
13 11 (0.56%) Publishing
14 7 (0.35%) Local Government
15 6 (0.30%) Games
15 6 (0.30%) Japanese Language
16 4 (0.20%) Korean Language
16 4 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
17 3 (0.15%) Financial Institution
18 2 (0.10%) German Language
Job Titles
1 289 (14.65%) Analyst
2 209 (10.59%) Support Engineer
3 201 (10.19%) Developer
4 130 (6.59%) Architect
5 106 (5.37%) 2nd Line Support
6 104 (5.27%) Windows Engineer
7 101 (5.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 99 (5.02%) Service Analyst
9 98 (4.97%) Consultant
10 94 (4.76%) Service Desk Analyst
10 94 (4.76%) Support Analyst
11 82 (4.16%) Desktop Support
12 81 (4.11%) IT Support
13 66 (3.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 64 (3.24%) 3rd Line Support
15 62 (3.14%) Desktop Engineer
16 58 (2.94%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 57 (2.89%) 1st Line Support
18 55 (2.79%) .NET Developer
19 54 (2.74%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (7.15%) .NET
2 97 (4.92%) XML
3 74 (3.75%) HTML
4 70 (3.55%) CSS
5 63 (3.19%) Web Services
6 49 (2.48%) SOAP
7 47 (2.38%) jQuery
8 43 (2.18%) ASP.NET
9 37 (1.88%) Middleware
10 32 (1.62%) JSON
10 32 (1.62%) REST
11 31 (1.57%) AngularJS
12 30 (1.52%) WCF
13 29 (1.47%) Node.js
13 29 (1.47%) RESTful
14 26 (1.32%) Ajax
15 23 (1.17%) .NET Framework
16 19 (0.96%) Express
17 15 (0.76%) WPF
18 13 (0.66%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 135 (6.84%) Data Centre
2 84 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
3 79 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 47 (2.38%) Driving Licence
5 45 (2.28%) Clustering
6 42 (2.13%) Computer Science
7 41 (2.08%) User Experience
8 40 (2.03%) Replication
9 34 (1.72%) Blackberry
9 34 (1.72%) PKI
10 29 (1.47%) Client/Server
11 26 (1.32%) Fat Client
11 26 (1.32%) Mainframe
11 26 (1.32%) Smartphone
11 26 (1.32%) Thin Client
12 20 (1.01%) EMC VNX
12 20 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
13 19 (0.96%) iSeries
13 19 (0.96%) Public Cloud
14 18 (0.91%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 551 (27.93%) Windows Server
2 525 (26.61%) Linux
3 391 (19.82%) Windows 7
4 388 (19.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 318 (16.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 253 (12.82%) Unix
7 220 (11.15%) Windows 10
8 162 (8.21%) Windows Server 2003
9 82 (4.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 80 (4.05%) Windows XP
11 76 (3.85%) Android
12 71 (3.60%) Windows 8
13 56 (2.84%) AIX
14 55 (2.79%) Apple iOS
15 52 (2.64%) Solaris
16 50 (2.53%) Windows Vista
17 29 (1.47%) CentOS
18 17 (0.86%) Mac OS
19 16 (0.81%) Ubuntu
20 15 (0.76%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 303 (15.36%) ITIL
2 196 (9.93%) Migration
3 173 (8.77%) Agile Software Development
4 126 (6.39%) Service Management
5 109 (5.52%) Incident Management
6 104 (5.27%) DevOps
7 70 (3.55%) Project Management
8 69 (3.50%) Change Management
9 62 (3.14%) MVC
10 55 (2.79%) Scrum
11 50 (2.53%) Continuous Integration
11 50 (2.53%) Service Delivery
12 48 (2.43%) Risk Management
13 47 (2.38%) Problem Management
13 47 (2.38%) Software Engineering
14 45 (2.28%) Open Source
14 45 (2.28%) Patch Management
15 42 (2.13%) Configuration Management
16 41 (2.08%) OO
16 41 (2.08%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 274 (13.89%) SQL
2 228 (11.56%) PowerShell
3 143 (7.25%) C#
4 128 (6.49%) Java
5 120 (6.08%) JavaScript
6 79 (4.00%) Python
7 68 (3.45%) C++
8 59 (2.99%) VBScript
9 47 (2.38%) Ruby
10 45 (2.28%) Perl
11 41 (2.08%) VB
12 36 (1.82%) C
13 31 (1.57%) Bash Shell
14 28 (1.42%) Shell Script
15 27 (1.37%) VB.NET
16 24 (1.22%) PHP
17 23 (1.17%) T-SQL
18 12 (0.61%) F#
19 11 (0.56%) Groovy
19 11 (0.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 478 (24.23%) Security Cleared
2 376 (19.06%) SC Cleared
3 137 (6.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 111 (5.63%) DV Cleared
5 70 (3.55%) Degree
6 67 (3.40%) MCSE
7 57 (2.89%) MCSA
8 55 (2.79%) Cisco Certification
9 39 (1.98%) MCITP
10 31 (1.57%) ISEB
10 31 (1.57%) MCP
11 30 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 27 (1.37%) CCNA
13 26 (1.32%) CEH
14 24 (1.22%) CCNP
15 23 (1.17%) CREST Certified
15 23 (1.17%) OSCP
16 22 (1.12%) CCIE
16 22 (1.12%) CISSP
17 19 (0.96%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (3.50%) SLA
2 40 (2.03%) QA
3 25 (1.27%) PCI DSS
4 12 (0.61%) PMO
5 11 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
6 9 (0.46%) PA-DSS
6 9 (0.46%) RMADS
7 6 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.25%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.20%) GDPR
10 3 (0.15%) JSP 440
11 2 (0.10%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.10%) ISO13485
11 2 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.051%) COBIT
12 1 (0.051%) GPG13
12 1 (0.051%) PMBOK
12 1 (0.051%) WCAG
System Software
1 780 (39.53%) Active Directory
2 271 (13.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 121 (6.13%) Hyper-V
4 113 (5.73%) vSphere
5 72 (3.65%) XenApp
6 68 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
7 58 (2.94%) XenDesktop
8 53 (2.69%) Microsoft App-V
9 44 (2.23%) VMware ESX
10 41 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
11 33 (1.67%) XenServer
12 28 (1.42%) Docker
13 24 (1.22%) vCloud
14 21 (1.06%) BitLocker
15 16 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
16 15 (0.76%) Firmware
16 15 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
16 15 (0.76%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 14 (0.71%) Terminal Services
17 14 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 201 (10.19%) SCCM
2 73 (3.70%) Puppet
3 44 (2.23%) SCOM
4 43 (2.18%) WSUS
5 38 (1.93%) Ansible
5 38 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
6 34 (1.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 28 (1.42%) Tivoli
8 26 (1.32%) NetBackup
9 23 (1.17%) McAfee ePO
10 21 (1.06%) vRealize
11 20 (1.01%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 19 (0.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 17 (0.86%) Microsoft Intune
14 16 (0.81%) AirWatch
14 16 (0.81%) Cisco Prime
15 15 (0.76%) Microsoft Clustering
15 15 (0.76%) Nagios
16 14 (0.71%) Kibana
17 13 (0.66%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 666 (33.76%) Microsoft
2 560 (28.38%) VMware
3 235 (11.91%) Citrix
4 208 (10.54%) Cisco
5 166 (8.41%) HP
6 158 (8.01%) Oracle
7 80 (4.05%) Red Hat
8 74 (3.75%) NetApp
9 64 (3.24%) IBM
10 62 (3.14%) Remedy
11 58 (2.94%) CA
12 49 (2.48%) Intel Security
13 46 (2.33%) EMC
14 44 (2.23%) Dell
15 42 (2.13%) Symantec
16 37 (1.88%) ServiceNow
17 36 (1.82%) Apple
18 27 (1.37%) Adobe
19 25 (1.27%) CheckPoint
20 24 (1.22%) SAP
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