Period
to 19 January 2019

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 19 January 2019 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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 5 6
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 2,219 2,323 2,053
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.97% 14.08% 13.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.27% 61.23% 59.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,297 1,320 1,178
South East median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - +1.45%
10th Percentile £138 £128 £155
90th Percentile £544 £525 £538
England median daily rate £375 £355 £355
% change year-on-year +5.63% - +1.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 221 234
South East median hourly rate £15.19 £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.94% +10.00% -14.29%
10th Percentile £10.98 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £45.00 £50.00 £44.13
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.31
% change year-on-year +3.13% +4.52% -2.81%

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 3,507 3,794 3,422
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.08% 22.99% 22.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,938 2,128 1,949
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £156 £143 £200
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 293 271 272
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +8.19% -19.13%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.76
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.25 £47.71
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.43 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.40% +5.64% -

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 19 January 2019.

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 19 January 2019.

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 19 January 2019. 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 0 877 £375 +3.45% 216
Hampshire -3 675 £400 +5.96% 131
Berkshire -2 447 £388 - 94
Surrey -6 300 £338 -3.57% 124
Buckinghamshire +3 293 £360 +10.77% 66
West Sussex +6 196 £413 +120.00% 26
Oxfordshire +2 139 £375 +25.00% 57
East Sussex +8 81 £318 +2.42% 18
Kent -4 69 £300 -8.40% 44
Middlesex +12 10 £285 -0.87% 3
Home Counties - 2 - -
Sussex +5 1 £400 - 1
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, 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.

1 934 (42.09%) Microsoft
2 928 (41.82%) Active Directory
3 667 (30.06%) Windows Server
4 514 (23.16%) VMware
5 503 (22.67%) Windows 10
6 480 (21.63%) Office 365
7 453 (20.41%) Linux
8 424 (19.11%) Security Cleared
9 391 (17.62%) Microsoft Azure
10 374 (16.85%) SCCM
11 358 (16.13%) ITIL
12 353 (15.91%) PowerShell
13 352 (15.86%) SQL
14 343 (15.46%) Windows 7
15 337 (15.19%) Microsoft Office
16 318 (14.33%) SC Cleared
17 283 (12.75%) VMware Infrastructure
18 274 (12.35%) Citrix
19 267 (12.03%) Migration
20 257 (11.58%) Windows Server 2012
21 255 (11.49%) Agile Software Development
22 241 (10.86%) SQL Server
23 232 (10.46%) Windows Server 2008
24 229 (10.32%) DNS
25 219 (9.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 214 (9.64%) Firewall
27 210 (9.46%) Unix
28 196 (8.83%) MS Exchange
29 194 (8.74%) Oracle
30 190 (8.56%) Problem-Solving

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
1 196 (8.83%) MS Exchange
2 166 (7.48%) SharePoint
3 109 (4.91%) IIS
3 109 (4.91%) Skype for Business
4 62 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2010
5 54 (2.43%) Confluence
6 52 (2.34%) Apache
7 50 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2013
8 48 (2.16%) Tomcat
9 37 (1.67%) WebLogic
10 35 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2007
11 29 (1.31%) JBoss
11 29 (1.31%) nginx
12 21 (0.95%) SharePoint Server
13 18 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
14 17 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
15 13 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
16 11 (0.50%) CMS
17 10 (0.45%) WebSphere
18 9 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 337 (15.19%) Microsoft Office
2 50 (2.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (0.41%) Chatbot
6 7 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.27%) MS Visio
8 4 (0.18%) CATIA
8 4 (0.18%) Siemens NX
9 1 (0.045%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.045%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.045%) InDesign
9 1 (0.045%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.045%) NUKE
9 1 (0.045%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.045%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 18 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
3 6 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.18%) Teamcenter
5 2 (0.090%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.045%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.045%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.045%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.045%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.045%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.045%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (0.045%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.045%) SAP GTS
6 1 (0.045%) SAP IBP
6 1 (0.045%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.045%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 480 (21.63%) Office 365
2 391 (17.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 160 (7.21%) IaaS
4 130 (5.86%) Amazon AWS
5 123 (5.54%) PaaS
6 99 (4.46%) Azure Active Directory
7 62 (2.79%) GitHub
8 45 (2.03%) SaaS
9 40 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
10 28 (1.26%) OneDrive
11 22 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
12 21 (0.95%) Google Analytics
13 20 (0.90%) AWS CloudFormation
14 14 (0.63%) Yammer
15 12 (0.54%) Boomi
16 11 (0.50%) Akamai
16 11 (0.50%) Google Play
17 10 (0.45%) Apigee
17 10 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
17 10 (0.45%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 229 (10.32%) DNS
2 214 (9.64%) Firewall
3 161 (7.26%) LAN
4 146 (6.58%) DHCP
5 135 (6.08%) WAN
6 129 (5.81%) TCP/IP
7 123 (5.54%) SAN
8 114 (5.14%) VPN
9 107 (4.82%) Skype
10 89 (4.01%) Internet
11 61 (2.75%) NetScaler
12 53 (2.39%) SSL
13 46 (2.07%) Network Security
14 41 (1.85%) HTTP
15 35 (1.58%) VLAN
16 32 (1.44%) iSCSI
17 30 (1.35%) NAS
17 30 (1.35%) VoIP
18 26 (1.17%) Wireless
19 23 (1.04%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 241 (10.86%) SQL Server
2 77 (3.47%) Oracle Database
3 47 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 40 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
5 39 (1.76%) NoSQL
6 36 (1.62%) MongoDB
6 36 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
7 35 (1.58%) MySQL
8 34 (1.53%) Relational Database
9 30 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
9 30 (1.35%) Power BI
10 29 (1.31%) Amazon RDS
11 27 (1.22%) Data Lake
11 27 (1.22%) HDInsight
12 26 (1.17%) SQL Server 2016
13 24 (1.08%) Oracle Database 12c
14 19 (0.86%) DB2
14 19 (0.86%) SQL Server 2014
15 18 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
16 15 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 106 (4.78%) Git (software)
1 106 (4.78%) Jenkins
2 99 (4.46%) JIRA
3 86 (3.88%) Visual Studio
4 65 (2.93%) Subversion
5 64 (2.88%) Selenium
6 42 (1.89%) Visual Studio Team System
7 33 (1.49%) Cucumber
8 32 (1.44%) Eclipse
9 29 (1.31%) Gatling
10 27 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
11 23 (1.04%) Ant
11 23 (1.04%) Grunt
12 22 (0.99%) IntelliJ
13 21 (0.95%) JUnit
13 21 (0.95%) Toad
14 20 (0.90%) gulp
14 20 (0.90%) Karma Test Runner
14 20 (0.90%) MSI
14 20 (0.90%) Sublime Text
General
1 186 (8.38%) Finance
2 59 (2.66%) Telecoms
3 31 (1.40%) Law
4 30 (1.35%) Retail
5 25 (1.13%) Banking
6 23 (1.04%) Manufacturing
7 22 (0.99%) Back Office
7 22 (0.99%) Publishing
8 16 (0.72%) Advertising
8 16 (0.72%) Electronics
9 15 (0.68%) Aerospace
9 15 (0.68%) Marketing
10 13 (0.59%) Military
11 11 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
12 9 (0.41%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.36%) Automotive
13 8 (0.36%) Games
14 7 (0.32%) Billing
15 6 (0.27%) Local Government
15 6 (0.27%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 333 (15.01%) Analyst
2 229 (10.32%) Support Engineer
3 177 (7.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 169 (7.62%) Developer
5 154 (6.94%) Architect
6 134 (6.04%) Desktop Support
7 131 (5.90%) Support Analyst
8 128 (5.77%) IT Support
9 124 (5.59%) 2nd Line Support
10 112 (5.05%) Windows Engineer
11 109 (4.91%) Desktop Engineer
12 90 (4.06%) Administrator
13 86 (3.88%) Consultant
14 84 (3.79%) Service Analyst
15 82 (3.70%) Service Desk Analyst
16 78 (3.52%) Desktop Support Engineer
17 76 (3.42%) IT Engineer
18 75 (3.38%) DevOps Engineer
19 64 (2.88%) 1st Line Support
20 59 (2.66%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (5.23%) .NET
2 91 (4.10%) XML
3 87 (3.92%) HTML
4 79 (3.56%) Web Services
5 71 (3.20%) jQuery
5 71 (3.20%) JSON
6 59 (2.66%) CSS
7 56 (2.52%) SOAP
8 54 (2.43%) AngularJS
9 53 (2.39%) Middleware
10 44 (1.98%) ASP.NET
11 42 (1.89%) REST
12 39 (1.76%) HTML5
13 38 (1.71%) Node.js
14 34 (1.53%) .NET Framework
14 34 (1.53%) LDAP
15 28 (1.26%) Spring
16 24 (1.08%) Servlets
17 22 (0.99%) Gherkin
17 22 (0.99%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 129 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
2 128 (5.77%) Self-Motivation
3 111 (5.00%) Data Centre
4 73 (3.29%) Management Information System
5 66 (2.97%) Clustering
6 65 (2.93%) PKI
7 61 (2.75%) Public Cloud
8 44 (1.98%) Fat Client
8 44 (1.98%) Thin Client
9 39 (1.76%) Driving Licence
10 37 (1.67%) Replication
11 35 (1.58%) Mobile App
12 33 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
13 28 (1.26%) iPhone
14 23 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
15 21 (0.95%) Blackberry
15 21 (0.95%) Virtual Team
16 19 (0.86%) Smartphone
17 18 (0.81%) User Experience
18 17 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 667 (30.06%) Windows Server
2 503 (22.67%) Windows 10
3 453 (20.41%) Linux
4 343 (15.46%) Windows 7
5 257 (11.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 232 (10.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 210 (9.46%) Unix
8 112 (5.05%) Windows Server 2003
9 78 (3.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 72 (3.24%) Android
11 58 (2.61%) Windows 8
12 55 (2.48%) Apple iOS
13 53 (2.39%) Windows XP
14 42 (1.89%) CentOS
15 32 (1.44%) Solaris
16 29 (1.31%) Ubuntu
17 25 (1.13%) Mac OS X
18 20 (0.90%) AIX
19 14 (0.63%) OpenVMS
20 13 (0.59%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 358 (16.13%) ITIL
2 267 (12.03%) Migration
3 255 (11.49%) Agile Software Development
4 219 (9.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 190 (8.56%) Problem-Solving
6 165 (7.44%) DevOps
7 141 (6.35%) Service Management
8 105 (4.73%) Continuous Integration
9 104 (4.69%) Configuration Management
10 95 (4.28%) Test Automation
11 86 (3.88%) Scrum
12 85 (3.83%) Analytics
13 83 (3.74%) Change Management
13 83 (3.74%) Disaster Recovery
14 75 (3.38%) ITIL V3
15 73 (3.29%) Data Protection
16 65 (2.93%) Project Management
17 64 (2.88%) High Availability
18 63 (2.84%) Technical Leadership
19 62 (2.79%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 353 (15.91%) PowerShell
2 352 (15.86%) SQL
3 139 (6.26%) C#
4 132 (5.95%) Java
5 108 (4.87%) JavaScript
5 108 (4.87%) Python
6 56 (2.52%) C++
6 56 (2.52%) Perl
7 50 (2.25%) Shell Script
8 46 (2.07%) Bash Shell
9 40 (1.80%) Ruby
10 33 (1.49%) C
11 29 (1.31%) PL/SQL
11 29 (1.31%) VBScript
12 26 (1.17%) VB
13 25 (1.13%) T-SQL
14 23 (1.04%) Scala
15 22 (0.99%) Groovy
16 21 (0.95%) Haskell
17 14 (0.63%) PHP
Qualifications
1 424 (19.11%) Security Cleared
2 318 (14.33%) SC Cleared
3 156 (7.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 130 (5.86%) DV Cleared
5 101 (4.55%) Degree
6 89 (4.01%) MCSE
7 52 (2.34%) MCSA
8 42 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
9 37 (1.67%) MCP
9 37 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 30 (1.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 28 (1.26%) ISTQB
12 26 (1.17%) CCNA
13 25 (1.13%) ISEB
14 24 (1.08%) Citrix Certification
15 23 (1.04%) DBS Check
16 22 (0.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 20 (0.90%) MCITP
18 19 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
19 18 (0.81%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (4.42%) SLA
2 41 (1.85%) QA
3 23 (1.04%) GDPR
4 18 (0.81%) PCI DSS
5 15 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 14 (0.63%) PMO
7 13 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 8 (0.36%) ISAE 3402
8 8 (0.36%) ISO 22301
8 8 (0.36%) ISO 31000
8 8 (0.36%) ISO 9001
8 8 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 6 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
9 6 (0.27%) Government Security Classifications
10 5 (0.23%) GPG13
11 3 (0.14%) COBIT
11 3 (0.14%) DO-178B
12 2 (0.090%) Data Quality
12 2 (0.090%) JSP 440
12 2 (0.090%) PMBOK
System Software
1 928 (41.82%) Active Directory
2 283 (12.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 163 (7.35%) Hyper-V
4 103 (4.64%) vSphere
5 94 (4.24%) XenDesktop
6 92 (4.15%) XenApp
7 84 (3.79%) Virtual Machines
8 83 (3.74%) VMware ESXi
9 69 (3.11%) Microsoft App-V
10 66 (2.97%) Docker
11 24 (1.08%) XenServer
12 21 (0.95%) Oracle RAC
13 19 (0.86%) VMware Workstation
14 17 (0.77%) DFS Replication
14 17 (0.77%) Virtual Desktop
15 14 (0.63%) Firmware
15 14 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
16 13 (0.59%) NFS
17 12 (0.54%) BitLocker
18 11 (0.50%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 374 (16.85%) SCCM
2 100 (4.51%) Puppet
3 88 (3.97%) Ansible
4 83 (3.74%) SCOM
5 62 (2.79%) Microsoft Intune
6 46 (2.07%) Kubernetes
6 46 (2.07%) Terraform
7 40 (1.80%) AirWatch
8 39 (1.76%) McAfee ePO
9 37 (1.67%) WSUS
10 36 (1.62%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 36 (1.62%) Opscode Chef
11 26 (1.17%) Packer
12 25 (1.13%) Grafana
13 23 (1.04%) Kibana
14 22 (0.99%) Microsoft Clustering
15 21 (0.95%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 20 (0.90%) NetBackup
17 19 (0.86%) vCenter Server
18 16 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 934 (42.09%) Microsoft
2 514 (23.16%) VMware
3 274 (12.35%) Citrix
4 194 (8.74%) Oracle
5 184 (8.29%) Cisco
6 125 (5.63%) HP
7 93 (4.19%) Apple
8 82 (3.70%) McAfee
9 77 (3.47%) Red Hat
10 71 (3.20%) Google
11 68 (3.06%) ServiceNow
12 66 (2.97%) Dell
13 58 (2.61%) NetApp
14 57 (2.57%) IBM
15 47 (2.12%) SAP
16 38 (1.71%) Remedy
17 34 (1.53%) webMethods
18 33 (1.49%) Splunk
19 31 (1.40%) CA
20 30 (1.35%) Juniper