Period
to 17 January 2018

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 17 January 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
England > South East
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 6 5
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 2,313 2,071 2,605
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.97% 13.36% 14.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.09% 59.96% 58.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,317 1,192 1,478
South East median daily rate £350 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.45% +6.15%
10th Percentile £128 £153 £155
90th Percentile £525 £537 £493
England median daily rate £351 £355 £350
% change year-on-year -1.27% +1.43% +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 233 337
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -14.29% +12.90%
10th Percentile £10.55 £10.50 £11.10
90th Percentile £49.75 £44.26 £47.50
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.26 £15.50
% change year-on-year +4.85% -1.55% +3.33%

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 3,786 3,454 4,421
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.87% 22.29% 24.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,131 1,981 2,498
South East median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +8.70%
10th Percentile £143 £200 £200
90th Percentile £550 £538 £513
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 274 269 407
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -20.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £10.83 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £47.79 £50.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +3.13%

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 17 January 2018.

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 17 January 2018.

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 17 January 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
Thames Valley +1 1,027 £363 +1.40% 289
Hampshire +2 662 £375 +2.74% 189
Berkshire +5 504 £389 +7.24% 130
Buckinghamshire 0 336 £325 -10.34% 72
Surrey -5 316 £356 -0.35% 112
Oxfordshire 0 185 £300 - 87
Kent +5 126 £328 +0.77% 62
West Sussex +7 113 £188 -42.31% 45
East Sussex -2 44 £300 -2.91% 26
Middlesex -21 11 £288 -17.86% 3
Sussex -7 2 £115 -67.14% 2
M4 Corridor -1 1 - -
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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.

1 989 (42.76%) Active Directory
2 877 (37.92%) Microsoft
3 698 (30.18%) Windows Server
4 624 (26.98%) VMware
5 518 (22.40%) Linux
6 415 (17.94%) Office 365
7 413 (17.86%) Security Cleared
8 405 (17.51%) Windows 7
9 399 (17.25%) Windows 10
10 386 (16.69%) ITIL
11 368 (15.91%) Windows Server 2012
12 341 (14.74%) Microsoft Office
13 323 (13.96%) Windows Server 2008
14 310 (13.40%) VMware Infrastructure
15 305 (13.19%) SQL Server
16 302 (13.06%) SC Cleared
17 301 (13.01%) SCCM
18 295 (12.75%) PowerShell
19 289 (12.49%) SQL
19 289 (12.49%) Citrix
20 284 (12.28%) Microsoft Azure
21 245 (10.59%) MS Exchange
22 228 (9.86%) Unix
23 225 (9.73%) DNS
24 215 (9.30%) Firewall
24 215 (9.30%) Migration
25 203 (8.78%) Agile Software Development
26 199 (8.60%) Oracle
27 193 (8.34%) Microsoft Certification
28 192 (8.30%) .NET

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
1 245 (10.59%) MS Exchange
2 151 (6.53%) SharePoint
3 133 (5.75%) IIS
4 122 (5.27%) Skype for Business
5 97 (4.19%) Exchange Server 2010
6 46 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2013
7 45 (1.95%) Apache
8 42 (1.82%) Confluence
9 39 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
10 37 (1.60%) Tomcat
11 29 (1.25%) OpenStack
12 21 (0.91%) nginx
12 21 (0.91%) SharePoint Server
13 19 (0.82%) WebLogic
14 18 (0.78%) JBoss
15 17 (0.73%) CMS
15 17 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
16 14 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
17 12 (0.52%) SAS
18 10 (0.43%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 341 (14.74%) Microsoft Office
2 50 (2.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 41 (1.77%) MS Visio
4 28 (1.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (0.69%) Acrobat
6 15 (0.65%) PaintShop Pro
7 13 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
8 5 (0.22%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.086%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.086%) XMetaL
11 1 (0.043%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
2 11 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.30%) Dynamics GP
3 7 (0.30%) KANA IQ
4 3 (0.13%) Eikon
4 3 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
4 3 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.086%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (0.043%) assyst
6 1 (0.043%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.043%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.043%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.043%) Oracle Utilities
6 1 (0.043%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.043%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 415 (17.94%) Office 365
2 284 (12.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 145 (6.27%) Amazon AWS
4 124 (5.36%) IaaS
5 93 (4.02%) PaaS
6 54 (2.33%) Azure Active Directory
7 39 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
8 31 (1.34%) SaaS
9 19 (0.82%) OneDrive
10 18 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
11 13 (0.56%) npm
12 12 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
12 12 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
13 11 (0.48%) GitHub
14 10 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 10 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 9 (0.39%) OpenShift
15 9 (0.39%) Sauce Labs
15 9 (0.39%) Slack
15 9 (0.39%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 225 (9.73%) DNS
2 215 (9.30%) Firewall
3 190 (8.21%) TCP/IP
4 167 (7.22%) DHCP
5 145 (6.27%) LAN
6 142 (6.14%) WAN
7 107 (4.63%) SAN
7 107 (4.63%) VPN
8 87 (3.76%) Internet
9 77 (3.33%) Skype
10 69 (2.98%) LDAP
11 57 (2.46%) Remote Desktop
12 52 (2.25%) VoIP
13 49 (2.12%) NetScaler
14 47 (2.03%) Network Security
15 42 (1.82%) NAS
16 33 (1.43%) Kerberos
17 32 (1.38%) Wireless
18 28 (1.21%) Wi-Fi
19 25 (1.08%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 305 (13.19%) SQL Server
2 53 (2.29%) MySQL
3 49 (2.12%) Oracle Database
4 41 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 35 (1.51%) NoSQL
6 31 (1.34%) DB2
7 30 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
8 28 (1.21%) SQL Server 2016
9 23 (0.99%) Oracle Database 10g
9 23 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
10 21 (0.91%) Relational Database
11 18 (0.78%) MongoDB
11 18 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
12 15 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
13 14 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
14 13 (0.56%) Big Data
15 12 (0.52%) Oracle Database 12c
15 12 (0.52%) Redis
15 12 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
16 11 (0.48%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 137 (5.92%) Git (software)
2 94 (4.06%) Jenkins
3 63 (2.72%) Team Foundation Server
4 58 (2.51%) JIRA
4 58 (2.51%) Visual Studio
5 55 (2.38%) Selenium
6 51 (2.20%) Eclipse
7 40 (1.73%) MSI
8 35 (1.51%) ReSharper
9 34 (1.47%) Bitbucket
10 28 (1.21%) Cucumber
10 28 (1.21%) SonarQube
10 28 (1.21%) TeamCity
11 27 (1.17%) Maven
11 27 (1.17%) Subversion
12 26 (1.12%) NUnit
13 25 (1.08%) Ant
13 25 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 24 (1.04%) NuGet
15 19 (0.82%) SoapUI
General
1 180 (7.78%) Finance
2 67 (2.90%) Banking
3 66 (2.85%) Telecoms
4 35 (1.51%) Publishing
5 32 (1.38%) Retail
6 29 (1.25%) Legal
6 29 (1.25%) Manufacturing
7 14 (0.61%) Electronics
7 14 (0.61%) French Language
8 11 (0.48%) Advertising
9 10 (0.43%) Financial Institution
10 8 (0.35%) Marketing
10 8 (0.35%) Military
11 7 (0.30%) Retail Banking
12 6 (0.26%) Back Office
12 6 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
13 5 (0.22%) German Language
14 4 (0.17%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 284 (12.28%) Analyst
2 257 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 229 (9.90%) Developer
4 201 (8.69%) Architect
5 168 (7.26%) Desktop Support
6 128 (5.53%) Windows Engineer
7 114 (4.93%) Support Analyst
8 111 (4.80%) 2nd Line Support
8 111 (4.80%) IT Support
9 101 (4.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 98 (4.24%) Administrator
11 95 (4.11%) Service Analyst
12 92 (3.98%) Service Desk Analyst
13 89 (3.85%) DevOps Engineer
14 87 (3.76%) Consultant
15 84 (3.63%) Desktop Engineer
16 78 (3.37%) 1st Line Support
17 72 (3.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 68 (2.94%) 3rd Line Support
19 64 (2.77%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 192 (8.30%) .NET
2 149 (6.44%) Web Services
3 95 (4.11%) HTML
4 83 (3.59%) CSS
5 70 (3.03%) SOAP
6 67 (2.90%) REST
7 65 (2.81%) AngularJS
8 62 (2.68%) XML
9 51 (2.20%) ASP.NET Web API
10 45 (1.95%) .NET Framework
11 43 (1.86%) jQuery
12 41 (1.77%) ASP.NET
12 41 (1.77%) Node.js
13 36 (1.56%) WCF
14 30 (1.30%) Middleware
15 29 (1.25%) JSON
16 23 (0.99%) WPF
17 22 (0.95%) HTML5
17 22 (0.95%) LINQ
18 21 (0.91%) Caliburn.Micro
Miscellaneous
1 126 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
2 88 (3.80%) Data Centre
3 84 (3.63%) Management Information System
4 46 (1.99%) Clustering
4 46 (1.99%) CMDB
5 41 (1.77%) Computer Science
6 39 (1.69%) PKI
7 37 (1.60%) Smartphone
8 34 (1.47%) iPad
9 33 (1.43%) iPhone
10 31 (1.34%) Replication
11 30 (1.30%) Mobile App
12 29 (1.25%) NHS
12 29 (1.25%) Public Cloud
13 28 (1.21%) User Experience
14 25 (1.08%) Client/Server
15 24 (1.04%) Driving Licence
16 22 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
17 20 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
17 20 (0.86%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 698 (30.18%) Windows Server
2 518 (22.40%) Linux
3 405 (17.51%) Windows 7
4 399 (17.25%) Windows 10
5 368 (15.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 323 (13.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 228 (9.86%) Unix
8 189 (8.17%) Windows Server 2003
9 93 (4.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 84 (3.63%) Windows 8
11 76 (3.29%) Windows XP
12 74 (3.20%) Apple iOS
13 73 (3.16%) Android
14 59 (2.55%) Solaris
15 48 (2.08%) Windows Vista
16 27 (1.17%) AIX
17 22 (0.95%) Mac OS X
17 22 (0.95%) Ubuntu
18 20 (0.86%) Mac OS
19 17 (0.73%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 386 (16.69%) ITIL
2 215 (9.30%) Migration
3 203 (8.78%) Agile Software Development
4 177 (7.65%) DevOps
5 116 (5.02%) Test Automation
6 115 (4.97%) Continuous Integration
7 112 (4.84%) Configuration Management
8 110 (4.76%) Change Management
9 105 (4.54%) Service Management
10 87 (3.76%) TDD
11 82 (3.55%) Service Delivery
12 80 (3.46%) Incident Management
13 71 (3.07%) SDLC
14 66 (2.85%) Disaster Recovery
15 65 (2.81%) Scrum
16 63 (2.72%) Software Engineering
16 63 (2.72%) TOGAF
17 62 (2.68%) Collaborative Working
17 62 (2.68%) Stakeholder Management
18 61 (2.64%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 295 (12.75%) PowerShell
2 289 (12.49%) SQL
3 144 (6.23%) Java
4 138 (5.97%) C#
5 127 (5.49%) JavaScript
6 82 (3.55%) Python
7 56 (2.42%) C++
8 47 (2.03%) Shell Script
9 43 (1.86%) Bash Shell
10 42 (1.82%) Ruby
11 38 (1.64%) C
12 37 (1.60%) VBScript
13 31 (1.34%) Perl
14 28 (1.21%) PHP
15 25 (1.08%) T-SQL
16 23 (0.99%) VB.NET
17 18 (0.78%) Groovy
18 15 (0.65%) PL/SQL
19 14 (0.61%) Apple Swift
20 13 (0.56%) F#
Qualifications
1 413 (17.86%) Security Cleared
2 302 (13.06%) SC Cleared
3 193 (8.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 141 (6.10%) DV Cleared
5 118 (5.10%) MCSE
6 84 (3.63%) Degree
7 57 (2.46%) MCSA
8 51 (2.20%) MCP
9 39 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
10 35 (1.51%) CCNA
10 35 (1.51%) MCITP
11 24 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 19 (0.82%) MCDST
13 18 (0.78%) CISSP
13 18 (0.78%) DBS Check
14 17 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
15 16 (0.69%) PMI Certification
15 16 (0.69%) PMP
16 15 (0.65%) ISEB
16 15 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (4.58%) SLA
2 55 (2.38%) QA
3 48 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (0.95%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.56%) GDPR
5 13 (0.56%) HL7
6 12 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (0.39%) ISO 9001
8 7 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
8 7 (0.30%) PMO
9 4 (0.17%) PA-DSS
10 2 (0.086%) MIL-STD-1553
11 1 (0.043%) COBIT
11 1 (0.043%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.043%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.043%) GCP
11 1 (0.043%) GMP
11 1 (0.043%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.043%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.043%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 989 (42.76%) Active Directory
2 310 (13.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 191 (8.26%) Hyper-V
4 147 (6.36%) VMware ESXi
5 102 (4.41%) vSphere
6 70 (3.03%) XenDesktop
7 69 (2.98%) Docker
8 68 (2.94%) XenApp
9 66 (2.85%) Virtual Machines
10 63 (2.72%) Microsoft App-V
11 49 (2.12%) XenServer
12 33 (1.43%) NFS
13 30 (1.30%) BitLocker
14 20 (0.86%) VMware Workstation
15 16 (0.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 16 (0.69%) Veritas File System
16 11 (0.48%) VMware Server
17 10 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
18 9 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
18 9 (0.39%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 301 (13.01%) SCCM
2 99 (4.28%) SCOM
3 76 (3.29%) Puppet
4 72 (3.11%) Ansible
5 54 (2.33%) NetBackup
6 47 (2.03%) McAfee ePO
7 43 (1.86%) Opscode Chef
8 33 (1.43%) Norton AntiVirus
8 33 (1.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 28 (1.21%) Microsoft Intune
9 28 (1.21%) WSUS
10 27 (1.17%) AirWatch
11 22 (0.95%) vCenter Server
12 17 (0.73%) Microsoft Clustering
13 16 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 15 (0.65%) SCVMM
15 14 (0.61%) Backup Exec
15 14 (0.61%) Kibana
15 14 (0.61%) Nessus
16 13 (0.56%) SCSM
Vendors
1 877 (37.92%) Microsoft
2 624 (26.98%) VMware
3 289 (12.49%) Citrix
4 199 (8.60%) Oracle
5 180 (7.78%) HP
6 172 (7.44%) Cisco
7 90 (3.89%) NetApp
8 86 (3.72%) McAfee
9 76 (3.29%) Red Hat
10 72 (3.11%) Symantec
11 60 (2.59%) Apple
12 47 (2.03%) Lumension
13 42 (1.82%) Ivanti
14 41 (1.77%) ServiceNow
15 40 (1.73%) Google
15 40 (1.73%) SolarWinds
16 36 (1.56%) EMC
16 36 (1.56%) Veeam
17 35 (1.51%) Remedy
18 34 (1.47%) IBM