Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 6 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 2,094 2,104 2,294
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 12.77% 12.83% 13.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.59% 56.91% 55.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,138 1,170 1,392
South East median daily rate £375 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -2.78% +2.86%
10th Percentile £140 £131 £150
90th Percentile £544 £525 £538
England median daily rate £375 £350 £360
% change year-on-year +7.14% -2.82% +4.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 227 241
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +4.92% -7.58%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.63
90th Percentile £45.07 £44.65 £47.83
England median hourly rate £16.95 £16.00 £15.36
% change year-on-year +5.94% +4.20% -3.18%

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 3,514 3,697 4,162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.42% 22.54% 23.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,885 2,057 2,481
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +4.83%
10th Percentile £163 £170 £200
90th Percentile £563 £538 £538
England median daily rate £438 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.66% +5.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 326 274 277
South East median hourly rate £17.75 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.43% - -
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.90
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.85 £48.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -1 813 £373 -0.53% 241
Hampshire -1 653 £405 +9.46% 127
Berkshire -2 367 £388 +3.33% 102
Surrey -7 306 £360 +10.77% 112
Buckinghamshire -1 251 £350 -9.68% 75
Oxfordshire +6 195 £325 -5.45% 64
West Sussex +4 160 £413 +37.50% 30
Kent +2 94 £325 -3.70% 39
East Sussex +16 52 £288 -14.81% 25
Middlesex +2 7 £438 -4.89% 3
Home Counties +8 3 £450 -
Sussex +7 2 £400 +247.83%
M4 Corridor - 1 £450 -
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Windows.

1 878 (41.93%) Active Directory
2 780 (37.25%) Microsoft
3 656 (31.33%) Windows Server
4 536 (25.60%) VMware
5 513 (24.50%) Windows 10
6 504 (24.07%) Linux
7 395 (18.86%) Office 365
8 378 (18.05%) Security Cleared
9 351 (16.76%) SCCM
10 341 (16.28%) Windows 7
11 333 (15.90%) Microsoft Azure
12 313 (14.95%) VMware Infrastructure
13 307 (14.66%) SQL
13 307 (14.66%) Microsoft Office
14 291 (13.90%) ITIL
15 290 (13.85%) SC Cleared
16 285 (13.61%) Citrix
17 270 (12.89%) PowerShell
18 256 (12.23%) Migration
19 253 (12.08%) SQL Server
20 250 (11.94%) Windows Server 2012
21 236 (11.27%) Unix
22 229 (10.94%) Agile Software Development
23 228 (10.89%) Oracle
24 219 (10.46%) Finance
25 211 (10.08%) Windows Server 2008
26 209 (9.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
27 195 (9.31%) DNS
28 183 (8.74%) Java
29 176 (8.40%) Firewall

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
1 130 (6.21%) SharePoint
2 128 (6.11%) MS Exchange
3 115 (5.49%) IIS
4 85 (4.06%) Skype for Business
5 55 (2.63%) Tomcat
6 42 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2010
7 41 (1.96%) Apache
8 31 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2013
9 30 (1.43%) Confluence
10 27 (1.29%) JBoss
11 26 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
12 23 (1.10%) WebLogic
13 22 (1.05%) nginx
13 22 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
14 21 (1.00%) OpenStack
15 19 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
16 18 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
17 16 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
18 15 (0.72%) WebSphere
19 14 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 307 (14.66%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (1.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (0.53%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.33%) Simulink
7 6 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.19%) NUKE
8 4 (0.19%) SOLIDWORKS
9 3 (0.14%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.096%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.096%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.096%) Mozilla Thunderbird
11 1 (0.048%) InDesign
11 1 (0.048%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 18 (0.86%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.096%) assyst
5 2 (0.096%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.048%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.048%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.048%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.048%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.048%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.048%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.048%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.048%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 395 (18.86%) Office 365
2 333 (15.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 162 (7.74%) Amazon AWS
4 112 (5.35%) IaaS
5 89 (4.25%) PaaS
6 80 (3.82%) Azure Active Directory
7 59 (2.82%) SaaS
8 25 (1.19%) GitHub
9 24 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
10 23 (1.10%) Serverless
11 19 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
11 19 (0.91%) Google Analytics
11 19 (0.91%) OneDrive
12 18 (0.86%) Yammer
13 16 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
14 12 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
14 12 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
15 11 (0.53%) Azure Functions
16 9 (0.43%) Boomi
17 8 (0.38%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 195 (9.31%) DNS
2 176 (8.40%) Firewall
3 119 (5.68%) LAN
4 116 (5.54%) DHCP
5 110 (5.25%) SAN
6 107 (5.11%) WAN
7 106 (5.06%) TCP/IP
8 89 (4.25%) Skype
9 86 (4.11%) VPN
10 76 (3.63%) Internet
11 63 (3.01%) NetScaler
12 43 (2.05%) HTTP
12 43 (2.05%) Network Security
13 37 (1.77%) Remote Desktop
14 33 (1.58%) SSL
15 32 (1.53%) VoIP
16 30 (1.43%) iSCSI
16 30 (1.43%) VLAN
17 28 (1.34%) NAS
18 24 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 253 (12.08%) SQL Server
2 70 (3.34%) Oracle Database
3 51 (2.44%) Relational Database
4 46 (2.20%) NoSQL
5 42 (2.01%) MongoDB
5 42 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
6 35 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
7 34 (1.62%) MySQL
8 33 (1.58%) Big Data
9 27 (1.29%) SQL Server 2016
10 26 (1.24%) Amazon RDS
11 25 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
11 25 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
12 24 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 21 (1.00%) DB2
13 21 (1.00%) Hadoop
13 21 (1.00%) Oracle Database 10g
13 21 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
14 17 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 14 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 95 (4.54%) Git (software)
1 95 (4.54%) Jenkins
2 74 (3.53%) Visual Studio
3 65 (3.10%) Selenium
4 62 (2.96%) JIRA
5 60 (2.87%) Team Foundation Server
6 54 (2.58%) Subversion
7 43 (2.05%) Eclipse
8 33 (1.58%) Ant
9 29 (1.38%) SoapUI
10 28 (1.34%) Cucumber
11 22 (1.05%) Gatling
12 20 (0.96%) LoadRunner
13 18 (0.86%) HP UFT
13 18 (0.86%) Toad
14 17 (0.81%) IntelliJ
14 17 (0.81%) Maven
14 17 (0.81%) MSI
15 15 (0.72%) Oracle APEX
15 15 (0.72%) SpecFlow
General
1 219 (10.46%) Finance
2 60 (2.87%) Telecoms
3 38 (1.81%) Retail
4 36 (1.72%) Banking
5 34 (1.62%) Manufacturing
6 27 (1.29%) Back Office
7 26 (1.24%) Publishing
8 25 (1.19%) Law
9 24 (1.15%) Marketing
10 20 (0.96%) Electronics
11 18 (0.86%) Military
12 16 (0.76%) Advertising
13 14 (0.67%) Automotive
14 13 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
15 12 (0.57%) Financial Institution
16 10 (0.48%) Games
17 8 (0.38%) Aerospace
17 8 (0.38%) Online Betting
18 7 (0.33%) Legal
19 6 (0.29%) French Language
Job Titles
1 320 (15.28%) Analyst
2 221 (10.55%) Support Engineer
3 190 (9.07%) Developer
4 188 (8.98%) Desktop Support
5 174 (8.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 156 (7.45%) Architect
7 123 (5.87%) Windows Engineer
8 112 (5.35%) IT Support
9 102 (4.87%) 2nd Line Support
10 98 (4.68%) Desktop Engineer
11 94 (4.49%) Support Analyst
12 88 (4.20%) Consultant
13 76 (3.63%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 75 (3.58%) Administrator
15 74 (3.53%) Project Manager
16 73 (3.49%) Service Analyst
17 66 (3.15%) Service Desk Analyst
18 65 (3.10%) IT Engineer
19 63 (3.01%) Infrastructure Architect
20 59 (2.82%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (6.73%) .NET
2 100 (4.78%) HTML
2 100 (4.78%) Web Services
3 85 (4.06%) XML
4 73 (3.49%) CSS
5 69 (3.30%) ASP.NET
6 64 (3.06%) jQuery
7 61 (2.91%) Middleware
8 49 (2.34%) Node.js
9 48 (2.29%) AngularJS
10 47 (2.24%) JSON
11 42 (2.01%) SOAP
12 41 (1.96%) ASP.NET Web API
13 40 (1.91%) LDAP
14 39 (1.86%) .NET Framework
14 39 (1.86%) REST
15 35 (1.67%) Kafka
16 32 (1.53%) ASP.NET MVC
17 27 (1.29%) HTML5
18 23 (1.10%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 130 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
2 89 (4.25%) Data Centre
3 78 (3.72%) Self-Motivation
4 61 (2.91%) PKI
5 58 (2.77%) Management Information System
6 55 (2.63%) Clustering
7 50 (2.39%) Computer Science
8 38 (1.81%) Fat Client
8 38 (1.81%) Thin Client
9 36 (1.72%) Public Cloud
10 34 (1.62%) Replication
11 32 (1.53%) Hybrid Cloud
12 30 (1.43%) Mobile App
13 26 (1.24%) Driving Licence
14 25 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
15 22 (1.05%) Client/Server
16 21 (1.00%) iPhone
17 17 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
17 17 (0.81%) Smartphone
18 16 (0.76%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 656 (31.33%) Windows Server
2 513 (24.50%) Windows 10
3 504 (24.07%) Linux
4 341 (16.28%) Windows 7
5 250 (11.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 236 (11.27%) Unix
7 211 (10.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 88 (4.20%) Windows Server 2003
9 82 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 71 (3.39%) Apple iOS
11 67 (3.20%) Windows XP
12 60 (2.87%) Android
13 57 (2.72%) Windows 8
14 54 (2.58%) Solaris
15 43 (2.05%) AIX
16 27 (1.29%) Ubuntu
17 26 (1.24%) CentOS
18 25 (1.19%) Mac OS X
19 24 (1.15%) Mac OS
20 12 (0.57%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 291 (13.90%) ITIL
2 256 (12.23%) Migration
3 229 (10.94%) Agile Software Development
4 209 (9.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 148 (7.07%) Problem-Solving
6 140 (6.69%) DevOps
7 110 (5.25%) Service Management
8 108 (5.16%) Change Management
9 102 (4.87%) Configuration Management
10 97 (4.63%) Continuous Integration
11 96 (4.58%) Test Automation
12 75 (3.58%) Service Delivery
13 71 (3.39%) Application Packaging
14 68 (3.25%) Software Engineering
15 65 (3.10%) Disaster Recovery
15 65 (3.10%) ITIL V3
15 65 (3.10%) Problem Management
16 64 (3.06%) Project Management
17 63 (3.01%) Scrum
18 62 (2.96%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 307 (14.66%) SQL
2 270 (12.89%) PowerShell
3 183 (8.74%) Java
4 168 (8.02%) C#
5 162 (7.74%) JavaScript
6 135 (6.45%) Python
7 68 (3.25%) C++
8 65 (3.10%) Bash Shell
9 54 (2.58%) Perl
10 48 (2.29%) Ruby
11 47 (2.24%) C
12 41 (1.96%) Shell Script
13 26 (1.24%) Scala
14 23 (1.10%) VBScript
15 21 (1.00%) PL/SQL
16 20 (0.96%) Groovy
16 20 (0.96%) VB
17 18 (0.86%) F#
18 17 (0.81%) Haskell
19 16 (0.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 378 (18.05%) Security Cleared
2 290 (13.85%) SC Cleared
3 129 (6.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 117 (5.59%) Degree
5 91 (4.35%) DV Cleared
6 71 (3.39%) MCSE
7 37 (1.77%) MCSA
8 31 (1.48%) ISEB
9 29 (1.38%) ISTQB
9 29 (1.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 29 (1.38%) MCP
10 28 (1.34%) Citrix Certification
11 27 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
12 24 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 20 (0.96%) CCA
14 18 (0.86%) CCNA
14 18 (0.86%) DBS Check
15 17 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
15 17 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 15 (0.72%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (3.39%) SLA
2 61 (2.91%) QA
3 38 (1.81%) GDPR
4 16 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 12 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.38%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 7 (0.33%) PMO
8 6 (0.29%) GPG13
8 6 (0.29%) HIPAA
8 6 (0.29%) ISO 22301
8 6 (0.29%) ISO 9001
8 6 (0.29%) MISRA
8 6 (0.29%) MISRA C
9 5 (0.24%) ISO 31000
10 4 (0.19%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 4 (0.19%) COBIT
10 4 (0.19%) ISAE 3402
11 3 (0.14%) Data Quality
11 3 (0.14%) DO-178B
System Software
1 878 (41.93%) Active Directory
2 313 (14.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 165 (7.88%) Hyper-V
4 112 (5.35%) XenDesktop
5 111 (5.30%) XenApp
6 101 (4.82%) VMware ESXi
7 96 (4.58%) Microsoft App-V
8 95 (4.54%) vSphere
9 81 (3.87%) Docker
10 55 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
11 37 (1.77%) Virtual Desktop
12 32 (1.53%) XenServer
13 24 (1.15%) BitLocker
13 24 (1.15%) Oracle RAC
14 21 (1.00%) DFS Replication
15 20 (0.96%) VMware Workstation
16 17 (0.81%) NFS
17 14 (0.67%) Firmware
17 14 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
18 10 (0.48%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 351 (16.76%) SCCM
2 95 (4.54%) Microsoft Intune
3 93 (4.44%) Puppet
4 72 (3.44%) SCOM
5 69 (3.30%) Ansible
6 54 (2.58%) Opscode Chef
7 52 (2.48%) WSUS
8 47 (2.24%) Terraform
9 30 (1.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 30 (1.43%) vCenter Server
10 29 (1.38%) McAfee ePO
11 28 (1.34%) NetBackup
12 27 (1.29%) Data Guard
12 27 (1.29%) Kubernetes
13 26 (1.24%) AirWatch
14 22 (1.05%) Microsoft Clustering
15 20 (0.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 18 (0.86%) Backup Exec
16 18 (0.86%) Grafana
16 18 (0.86%) vRealize
Vendors
1 780 (37.25%) Microsoft
2 536 (25.60%) VMware
3 285 (13.61%) Citrix
4 228 (10.89%) Oracle
5 141 (6.73%) HP
6 136 (6.49%) Cisco
7 85 (4.06%) Red Hat
8 83 (3.96%) McAfee
9 70 (3.34%) NetApp
10 65 (3.10%) Apple
10 65 (3.10%) IBM
11 55 (2.63%) Dell
12 49 (2.34%) Google
13 41 (1.96%) Remedy
13 41 (1.96%) ServiceNow
14 38 (1.81%) SAP
15 34 (1.62%) Adobe
15 34 (1.62%) EMC
16 33 (1.58%) webMethods
17 29 (1.38%) Symantec