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 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
England / South East
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 6 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3  
Contract jobs citing Windows 919 1192 1503
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 11.83% 13.21% 15.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.40% 54.01% 62.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 469 684 766
Median daily rate £358 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.70% +1.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 135 214
Median hourly rate £15.97 £17.50 £15.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.77% +10.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.80 £47.83 £40.00
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 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 1721 2207 2415
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 22.15% 24.46% 25.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 939 1299 1274
Median daily rate £383 £385 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.64% +6.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £501 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 157 242
Median hourly rate £16.50 £21.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.64% +29.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £40.00
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 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 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 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 22 June 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 -1 249 £350 -6.66% 93
Berkshire -2 164 £365 +0.68% 67
Buckinghamshire +2 163 £390 -0.63% 22
Surrey -6 135 £344 -6.77% 52
West Sussex +1 72 £333 -0.74% 14
Oxfordshire -9 65 £350 +7.69% 31
Kent +6 49 £338 +3.05% 12
East Sussex -18 9 £338 -2.17% 8
Middlesex +10 7 £475 +31.94% 1
Thames Valley 0 1 £450 -25.00%
Windows
England

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 South East region with a requirement for Windows.

1 731 (39.51%) Active Directory
2 641 (34.65%) Microsoft
3 497 (26.86%) VMware
4 492 (26.59%) Windows Server
5 480 (25.95%) Linux
6 438 (23.68%) Security Cleared
7 341 (18.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 340 (18.38%) Windows 7
9 330 (17.84%) SC Cleared
10 303 (16.38%) ITIL
11 296 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 271 (14.65%) SQL
13 268 (14.49%) Windows 10
14 249 (13.46%) SQL Server
15 244 (13.19%) VMware Infrastructure
16 229 (12.38%) PowerShell
17 226 (12.22%) Migration
18 225 (12.16%) Unix
19 213 (11.51%) Office 365
20 204 (11.03%) Microsoft Office
21 192 (10.38%) Citrix
22 190 (10.27%) Agile Software Development
23 187 (10.11%) HP
24 163 (8.81%) SCCM
25 158 (8.54%) MS Exchange
26 154 (8.32%) Finance
26 154 (8.32%) Firewall
27 151 (8.16%) DevOps
28 149 (8.05%) Microsoft Azure
29 148 (8.00%) Oracle

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
1 158 (8.54%) MS Exchange
2 121 (6.54%) IIS
3 117 (6.32%) SharePoint
4 87 (4.70%) Skype for Business
5 60 (3.24%) Exchange Server 2010
6 48 (2.59%) Apache
7 46 (2.49%) JBoss
8 36 (1.95%) OpenStack
9 35 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
10 32 (1.73%) Tomcat
11 25 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
12 21 (1.14%) CMS
13 20 (1.08%) Confluence
14 16 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2003
14 16 (0.86%) SharePoint Server
15 15 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
15 15 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
16 14 (0.76%) WebLogic
17 13 (0.70%) nginx
18 11 (0.59%) WebSphere
Applications
1 204 (11.03%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (1.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (1.30%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (0.16%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.054%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 17 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
1 17 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 10 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
3 10 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
4 9 (0.49%) Siebel CRM
5 5 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.22%) Dynamics GP
6 4 (0.22%) Oracle Utilities
7 3 (0.16%) Staffware
8 2 (0.11%) Bankmaster
8 2 (0.11%) Changepoint
8 2 (0.11%) FRx
8 2 (0.11%) Scribe Insight
9 1 (0.054%) assyst
9 1 (0.054%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 1 (0.054%) Postilion
9 1 (0.054%) Primavera
9 1 (0.054%) ResourceLink
9 1 (0.054%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 213 (11.51%) Office 365
2 149 (8.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 102 (5.51%) Amazon AWS
4 59 (3.19%) IaaS
5 49 (2.65%) PaaS
6 21 (1.14%) OneDrive
7 20 (1.08%) GitHub
8 18 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
8 18 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
9 16 (0.86%) Google Analytics
10 12 (0.65%) SaaS
11 6 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.16%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (0.16%) Mailgun
12 3 (0.16%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.054%) HP Helion
14 1 (0.054%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 1 (0.054%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 154 (8.32%) Firewall
2 144 (7.78%) DNS
3 121 (6.54%) WAN
4 116 (6.27%) LAN
5 108 (5.84%) TCP/IP
6 99 (5.35%) DHCP
7 86 (4.65%) SAN
8 65 (3.51%) VPN
9 63 (3.41%) Internet
10 57 (3.08%) Skype
11 42 (2.27%) LDAP
12 37 (2.00%) Wireless
13 28 (1.51%) SSL
14 27 (1.46%) HTTP
14 27 (1.46%) Network Security
15 26 (1.41%) NAS
16 25 (1.35%) Cisco ASA
17 23 (1.24%) NetScaler
17 23 (1.24%) SMTP
18 22 (1.19%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 249 (13.46%) SQL Server
2 50 (2.70%) Oracle Database
2 50 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 45 (2.43%) MySQL
4 41 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 37 (2.00%) MongoDB
6 34 (1.84%) Relational Database
7 33 (1.78%) SQL Server 2005
8 31 (1.68%) Oracle Database 11g
9 30 (1.62%) NoSQL
10 25 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
11 23 (1.24%) Oracle Database 10g
12 22 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 21 (1.14%) DB2
14 19 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
15 17 (0.92%) SQL Server 2016
16 15 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 13 (0.70%) Oracle Database 12c
18 12 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
18 12 (0.65%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 89 (4.81%) Git (software)
2 76 (4.11%) Jenkins
3 52 (2.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 45 (2.43%) Visual Studio
5 44 (2.38%) Selenium
6 42 (2.27%) Eclipse
6 42 (2.27%) JIRA
7 40 (2.16%) MSI
8 29 (1.57%) Ant
8 29 (1.57%) Subversion
9 21 (1.14%) Maven
10 19 (1.03%) Cucumber
10 19 (1.03%) TeamCity
11 15 (0.81%) Grunt
11 15 (0.81%) HP UFT
12 14 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 14 (0.76%) gulp
12 14 (0.76%) MSBuild
12 14 (0.76%) Oracle APEX
12 14 (0.76%) SpecFlow
General
1 154 (8.32%) Finance
2 48 (2.59%) Banking
2 48 (2.59%) Telecoms
3 28 (1.51%) Retail
4 27 (1.46%) Electronics
5 24 (1.30%) Legal
6 22 (1.19%) Marketing
7 19 (1.03%) Manufacturing
8 18 (0.97%) Advertising
9 16 (0.86%) Back Office
10 13 (0.70%) Military
11 6 (0.32%) Publishing
12 5 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
13 4 (0.22%) Local Government
14 3 (0.16%) Automotive
14 3 (0.16%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.16%) Law
15 2 (0.11%) German Language
15 2 (0.11%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 270 (14.59%) Analyst
2 220 (11.89%) Support Engineer
3 175 (9.46%) Developer
4 139 (7.51%) Architect
5 116 (6.27%) Desktop Support
6 110 (5.95%) Consultant
7 100 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 98 (5.30%) Windows Engineer
9 92 (4.97%) 2nd Line Support
10 86 (4.65%) Service Analyst
11 85 (4.59%) Service Desk Analyst
12 80 (4.32%) Support Analyst
13 73 (3.95%) IT Support
14 65 (3.51%) Desktop Engineer
15 61 (3.30%) 3rd Line Support
16 60 (3.24%) IT Analyst
17 56 (3.03%) Project Manager
18 54 (2.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
19 53 (2.86%) 1st Line Support
20 52 (2.81%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (7.46%) .NET
2 103 (5.57%) Web Services
3 75 (4.05%) XML
4 74 (4.00%) HTML
5 73 (3.95%) CSS
6 56 (3.03%) SOAP
7 53 (2.86%) jQuery
8 52 (2.81%) AngularJS
9 35 (1.89%) Middleware
10 34 (1.84%) .NET Framework
10 34 (1.84%) JSON
11 33 (1.78%) ASP.NET
11 33 (1.78%) Node.js
11 33 (1.78%) RESTful
12 30 (1.62%) Ajax
13 29 (1.57%) REST
14 25 (1.35%) HTML5
15 24 (1.30%) WCF
16 20 (1.08%) ASP.NET Web API
17 18 (0.97%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 109 (5.89%) Data Centre
2 107 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
3 54 (2.92%) Management Information System
4 53 (2.86%) Clustering
5 47 (2.54%) Driving Licence
6 40 (2.16%) Computer Science
7 35 (1.89%) Replication
8 34 (1.84%) PKI
9 28 (1.51%) Public Cloud
9 28 (1.51%) User Experience
10 27 (1.46%) Client/Server
11 24 (1.30%) Private Cloud
12 22 (1.19%) Blackberry
12 22 (1.19%) Smartphone
13 20 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
13 20 (1.08%) PMI
14 17 (0.92%) Fat Client
14 17 (0.92%) Thin Client
15 15 (0.81%) NHS
16 14 (0.76%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 492 (26.59%) Windows Server
2 480 (25.95%) Linux
3 341 (18.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 340 (18.38%) Windows 7
5 296 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 268 (14.49%) Windows 10
7 225 (12.16%) Unix
8 147 (7.95%) Windows Server 2003
9 90 (4.86%) Windows XP
10 60 (3.24%) Windows Vista
11 58 (3.14%) Windows 8
12 57 (3.08%) Android
13 54 (2.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 51 (2.76%) AIX
14 51 (2.76%) Solaris
15 38 (2.05%) Apple iOS
16 17 (0.92%) Ubuntu
17 12 (0.65%) CentOS
18 11 (0.59%) SUSE
19 9 (0.49%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 303 (16.38%) ITIL
2 226 (12.22%) Migration
3 190 (10.27%) Agile Software Development
4 151 (8.16%) DevOps
5 93 (5.03%) Service Management
6 83 (4.49%) Project Management
7 79 (4.27%) Incident Management
8 76 (4.11%) Change Management
9 72 (3.89%) Configuration Management
10 69 (3.73%) Continuous Integration
11 68 (3.68%) Test Automation
12 56 (3.03%) PRINCE2
12 56 (3.03%) Scrum
13 52 (2.81%) MVC
14 49 (2.65%) ITIL V3
15 48 (2.59%) Problem Management
16 47 (2.54%) SDLC
16 47 (2.54%) Virtual Environments
17 44 (2.38%) OO
17 44 (2.38%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 271 (14.65%) SQL
2 229 (12.38%) PowerShell
3 139 (7.51%) Java
4 135 (7.30%) C#
5 107 (5.78%) JavaScript
6 84 (4.54%) Python
7 66 (3.57%) C++
8 51 (2.76%) Ruby
9 44 (2.38%) VB
9 44 (2.38%) VBScript
10 36 (1.95%) Perl
11 33 (1.78%) C
12 32 (1.73%) T-SQL
13 30 (1.62%) Bash Shell
14 20 (1.08%) VB.NET
15 19 (1.03%) PHP
16 14 (0.76%) F#
16 14 (0.76%) Groovy
17 13 (0.70%) Haskell
17 13 (0.70%) Scala
Qualifications
1 438 (23.68%) Security Cleared
2 330 (17.84%) SC Cleared
3 139 (7.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 120 (6.49%) DV Cleared
5 90 (4.86%) MCSE
6 69 (3.73%) Degree
7 50 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
8 42 (2.27%) MCSA
9 41 (2.22%) MCP
10 35 (1.89%) ISEB
10 35 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 32 (1.73%) MCITP
12 30 (1.62%) CCNA
13 26 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
14 20 (1.08%) PMI Certification
15 19 (1.03%) PMP
16 18 (0.97%) CCNP
17 16 (0.86%) ISTQB
18 15 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 14 (0.76%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (3.62%) SLA
2 35 (1.89%) QA
3 18 (0.97%) PCI DSS
3 18 (0.97%) PMO
4 8 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.32%) PA-DSS
6 5 (0.27%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.16%) GDPR
8 3 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.11%) GPG13
9 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.11%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.11%) PMBOK
9 2 (0.11%) RMADS
10 1 (0.054%) IEC 62304
10 1 (0.054%) ISO 13485
10 1 (0.054%) WCAG
System Software
1 731 (39.51%) Active Directory
2 244 (13.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 105 (5.68%) Hyper-V
4 94 (5.08%) VMware ESXi
5 72 (3.89%) vSphere
6 40 (2.16%) Microsoft App-V
6 40 (2.16%) XenApp
7 36 (1.95%) Virtual Machines
8 35 (1.89%) XenDesktop
9 30 (1.62%) Docker
10 22 (1.19%) Oracle RAC
10 22 (1.19%) XenServer
11 20 (1.08%) Virtual Desktop
12 17 (0.92%) BitLocker
12 17 (0.92%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 17 (0.92%) VMware Workstation
13 11 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
14 8 (0.43%) ISA Server
14 8 (0.43%) Terminal Services
14 8 (0.43%) UAG
Systems Management
1 163 (8.81%) SCCM
2 59 (3.19%) Puppet
3 58 (3.14%) Ansible
4 48 (2.59%) NetBackup
5 46 (2.49%) WSUS
6 37 (2.00%) SCOM
7 32 (1.73%) Opscode Chef
8 31 (1.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 26 (1.41%) McAfee ePO
10 21 (1.14%) Microsoft Clustering
11 20 (1.08%) Kibana
12 19 (1.03%) AirWatch
13 18 (0.97%) Tivoli
14 16 (0.86%) Norton AntiVirus
15 15 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 14 (0.76%) Cisco Prime
16 14 (0.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 14 (0.76%) vCenter Server
16 14 (0.76%) vRealize
17 13 (0.70%) Grafana
Vendors
1 641 (34.65%) Microsoft
2 497 (26.86%) VMware
3 192 (10.38%) Citrix
4 187 (10.11%) HP
5 148 (8.00%) Oracle
6 144 (7.78%) Cisco
7 71 (3.84%) Red Hat
8 63 (3.41%) McAfee
9 53 (2.86%) Remedy
10 51 (2.76%) NetApp
11 49 (2.65%) Symantec
12 47 (2.54%) CA
12 47 (2.54%) ServiceNow
13 43 (2.32%) IBM
14 34 (1.84%) Veritas
15 30 (1.62%) SAP
16 29 (1.57%) Apple
16 29 (1.57%) Dell
17 27 (1.46%) EMC
18 26 (1.41%) F5
Crawley, West Sussex
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Cloud Computing International
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Esher, Surrey
Reflex Computer Recruitment
Rate: £100 - £120 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £14 - £15 per hour
Posted: 11 hours ago
Sutton, Surrey
Plan-Net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 10 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Austin Fraser
Rate: £140 - £150 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Middlesex
Gibbs
Rate: £0 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £385 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £24,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Networkers
Rate: £11.15 - £13.65 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
AMS contingency
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Spencer Rose
Rate: Up to £420 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: £Neg (Day Rate)
Posted: Yesterday
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
MARS Technical Recruitment
Rate: From £275 to £275 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £385 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South East
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £450 - £451 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Randstad Technologies
Posted: 3 days ago
Ventnor, Isle of Wight
IT Retail People Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Good rates and Opportunity
Posted: 6 days ago
Sunbury-On-Thames, Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cobham, Surrey
Latcom Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Posted: 21 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Posted: 10 days ago
Hampshire
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago