Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 6 5
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 2,178 2,206 2,303
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.15% 13.23% 13.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 72.46% 62.74% 59.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,307 1,252 1,292
South East median daily rate £375 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.17% +2.86%
10th Percentile £129 £143 £130
90th Percentile £550 £538 £525
England median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 209 227 248
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £16.10 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.70% -0.92% +8.33%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £54.50 £45.05 £47.60
England median hourly rate £16.62 £16.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year -0.79% +4.69% +4.92%

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 3,006 3,516 3,845
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.29% 21.09% 22.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,726 1,912 2,145
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £138 £160 £150
90th Percentile £575 £575 £545
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 296 303
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% - +2.58%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.00 £50.25
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 16 November 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 16 November 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 16 November 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 +2 827 £325 -13.33% 339
Hampshire +3 696 £400 - 162
Berkshire +3 513 £350 -6.17% 162
Surrey +7 292 £350 -2.78% 149
Buckinghamshire +3 207 £373 +2.05% 87
West Sussex +3 190 £300 -27.27% 83
Oxfordshire +2 107 £175 -53.33% 90
East Sussex +6 78 £388 +19.23% 31
Kent 0 61 £326 +1.95% 87
Sussex +4 8 - -
Middlesex +6 6 £238 -16.67%
Isle of Wight - 3 £135 - 1
Home Counties +1 2 - -
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 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.

1 861 (39.53%) Microsoft
2 856 (39.30%) Active Directory
3 764 (35.08%) Windows 10
4 637 (29.25%) Windows Server
5 532 (24.43%) Office 365
6 493 (22.64%) VMware
7 444 (20.39%) Azure
8 437 (20.06%) Security Cleared
9 405 (18.60%) Windows 7
10 352 (16.16%) Migration
11 348 (15.98%) Linux
12 343 (15.75%) SCCM
13 342 (15.70%) PowerShell
14 340 (15.61%) Microsoft Office
15 312 (14.33%) SQL
16 311 (14.28%) ITIL
16 311 (14.28%) VMware Infrastructure
17 276 (12.67%) SC Cleared
18 275 (12.63%) DNS
19 260 (11.94%) Windows Server 2008
20 249 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
21 245 (11.25%) Citrix
22 243 (11.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 240 (11.02%) SQL Server
24 225 (10.33%) Firewall
25 212 (9.73%) Oracle
26 200 (9.18%) Finance
27 186 (8.54%) Agile Software Development
28 179 (8.22%) Problem-Solving
29 178 (8.17%) Cisco

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
1 166 (7.62%) SharePoint
2 163 (7.48%) MS Exchange
3 100 (4.59%) Skype for Business
4 73 (3.35%) IIS
5 49 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2010
6 39 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
7 37 (1.70%) Confluence
8 31 (1.42%) WebLogic
9 25 (1.15%) Apache
9 25 (1.15%) Tomcat
10 16 (0.73%) JBoss
11 15 (0.69%) nginx
12 12 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
12 12 (0.55%) IBM Notes
13 11 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
14 10 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
14 10 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 10 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
15 9 (0.41%) K2 blackpearl
16 8 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 340 (15.61%) Microsoft Office
2 66 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 27 (1.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (0.96%) MS Visio
5 20 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
6 12 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.37%) Acrobat
8 4 (0.18%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.046%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.046%) FileZilla
9 1 (0.046%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 16 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.55%) assyst
3 10 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
4 8 (0.37%) SAP SRM
5 6 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
6 5 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
6 5 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
7 4 (0.18%) SAP HR
8 3 (0.14%) SAP Payroll
9 2 (0.092%) CA PPM
9 2 (0.092%) Payment Gateway
10 1 (0.046%) Elite 3E
10 1 (0.046%) NetSuite
10 1 (0.046%) SAP CO
10 1 (0.046%) SAP FI
10 1 (0.046%) SAP FI/CO
10 1 (0.046%) SAP IS-U
10 1 (0.046%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 1 (0.046%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 532 (24.43%) Office 365
2 444 (20.39%) Azure
3 141 (6.47%) AWS
4 117 (5.37%) IaaS
5 103 (4.73%) PaaS
6 91 (4.18%) Azure Active Directory
7 66 (3.03%) SaaS
8 39 (1.79%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 37 (1.70%) OneDrive
10 34 (1.56%) GitHub
11 30 (1.38%) GCP
12 23 (1.06%) Yammer
13 20 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
13 20 (0.92%) Azure Stack
13 20 (0.92%) OpenShift
13 20 (0.92%) Power Platform
14 18 (0.83%) Serverless
15 16 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
16 10 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
17 8 (0.37%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 275 (12.63%) DNS
2 225 (10.33%) Firewall
3 168 (7.71%) TCP/IP
4 165 (7.58%) DHCP
5 131 (6.01%) SAN
6 118 (5.42%) WAN
7 117 (5.37%) LAN
8 112 (5.14%) Internet
9 110 (5.05%) Skype
10 108 (4.96%) VPN
11 56 (2.57%) Wireless
12 53 (2.43%) NAS
12 53 (2.43%) VLAN
13 52 (2.39%) HTTP
13 52 (2.39%) VoIP
14 44 (2.02%) Remote Desktop
15 43 (1.97%) Reverse Proxy
16 36 (1.65%) NetScaler
17 35 (1.61%) SMTP
18 26 (1.19%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 240 (11.02%) SQL Server
2 67 (3.08%) Oracle Database
3 45 (2.07%) SQL Server 2016
4 44 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 40 (1.84%) Relational Database
6 35 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
7 31 (1.42%) Azure SQL Database
8 27 (1.24%) MySQL
9 20 (0.92%) Power BI
10 18 (0.83%) Big Data
10 18 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
11 17 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
11 17 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 15 (0.69%) Data Lake
12 15 (0.69%) MongoDB
13 14 (0.64%) NoSQL
14 13 (0.60%) RDBMS
15 11 (0.51%) DB2
15 11 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
16 10 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 77 (3.54%) Jenkins
2 58 (2.66%) JIRA
3 50 (2.30%) Git (software)
3 50 (2.30%) Visual Studio
4 44 (2.02%) Visual Studio Team System
5 36 (1.65%) MSI
5 36 (1.65%) Selenium
6 23 (1.06%) Cucumber
7 22 (1.01%) Bitbucket
7 22 (1.01%) Subversion
8 21 (0.96%) InstallShield
9 17 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
10 16 (0.73%) TeamCity
11 15 (0.69%) Gatling
12 14 (0.64%) Eclipse
13 11 (0.51%) Ant
13 11 (0.51%) MSTest
13 11 (0.51%) SoapUI
14 10 (0.46%) JMeter
14 10 (0.46%) PVCS
General
1 200 (9.18%) Finance
2 111 (5.10%) Public Sector
3 67 (3.08%) Telecoms
4 43 (1.97%) Retail
5 37 (1.70%) Manufacturing
6 26 (1.19%) Banking
7 25 (1.15%) Marketing
8 24 (1.10%) Electronics
9 20 (0.92%) Legal
10 17 (0.78%) Law
11 15 (0.69%) Back Office
12 14 (0.64%) Advertising
12 14 (0.64%) Military
13 12 (0.55%) Local Government
14 11 (0.51%) Publishing
15 9 (0.41%) Aerospace
16 7 (0.32%) Financial Institution
16 7 (0.32%) Games
17 5 (0.23%) Automotive
18 4 (0.18%) French Language
Job Titles
1 286 (13.13%) Analyst
2 252 (11.57%) Support Engineer
3 207 (9.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 168 (7.71%) Windows Engineer
5 149 (6.84%) Desktop Support
6 146 (6.70%) Architect
7 137 (6.29%) Desktop Engineer
8 123 (5.65%) 2nd Line Support
9 122 (5.60%) Service Analyst
10 117 (5.37%) Developer
11 115 (5.28%) Service Desk Analyst
12 109 (5.00%) Consultant
13 94 (4.32%) IT Support
14 91 (4.18%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 88 (4.04%) Support Analyst
16 78 (3.58%) Azure Engineer
17 73 (3.35%) 1st Line Support
18 66 (3.03%) IT Analyst
19 65 (2.98%) DevOps Engineer
20 63 (2.89%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (5.28%) .NET
2 95 (4.36%) Web Services
3 62 (2.85%) XML
4 57 (2.62%) Middleware
5 52 (2.39%) HTML
6 39 (1.79%) ASP.NET
7 38 (1.74%) CSS
8 37 (1.70%) .NET Framework
8 37 (1.70%) REST
9 32 (1.47%) JSON
10 30 (1.38%) WPF
11 28 (1.29%) .NET Core
12 27 (1.24%) jQuery
12 27 (1.24%) SOAP
12 27 (1.24%) WinForms
13 25 (1.15%) Node.js
13 25 (1.15%) Oracle Fusion
14 24 (1.10%) AngularJS
15 23 (1.06%) LDAP
16 19 (0.87%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 135 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
2 90 (4.13%) Data Centre
3 83 (3.81%) Self-Motivation
4 78 (3.58%) Clustering
5 70 (3.21%) Replication
6 68 (3.12%) Management Information System
7 51 (2.34%) NHS
8 47 (2.16%) Driving Licence
9 38 (1.74%) Fat Client
9 38 (1.74%) Thin Client
10 34 (1.56%) PKI
11 32 (1.47%) Public Cloud
11 32 (1.47%) Smartphone
12 31 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
13 22 (1.01%) Blackberry
14 21 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
15 18 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
16 17 (0.78%) Client/Server
17 16 (0.73%) Virtual Team
18 15 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 764 (35.08%) Windows 10
2 637 (29.25%) Windows Server
3 405 (18.60%) Windows 7
4 348 (15.98%) Linux
5 260 (11.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 249 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 112 (5.14%) Unix
8 98 (4.50%) Windows 8
9 75 (3.44%) Android
10 72 (3.31%) Apple iOS
11 67 (3.08%) Windows Server 2003
12 66 (3.03%) Windows XP
13 54 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 38 (1.74%) Mac OS
15 33 (1.52%) Mac OS X
16 26 (1.19%) Solaris
17 25 (1.15%) Windows Vista
18 23 (1.06%) CentOS
19 17 (0.78%) AIX
20 14 (0.64%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 352 (16.16%) Migration
2 311 (14.28%) ITIL
3 243 (11.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 186 (8.54%) Agile Software Development
5 179 (8.22%) Problem-Solving
6 171 (7.85%) DevOps
7 115 (5.28%) Configuration Management
8 114 (5.23%) Disaster Recovery
9 102 (4.68%) Test Automation
10 98 (4.50%) ITSM
10 98 (4.50%) Service Management
11 94 (4.32%) Incident Management
12 92 (4.22%) Change Management
13 74 (3.40%) Project Management
14 72 (3.31%) Analytics
15 69 (3.17%) Application Packaging
16 65 (2.98%) Information Security
17 64 (2.94%) Problem Management
18 59 (2.71%) Project Delivery
19 57 (2.62%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 342 (15.70%) PowerShell
2 312 (14.33%) SQL
3 123 (5.65%) C#
4 92 (4.22%) Java
4 92 (4.22%) JavaScript
5 84 (3.86%) Python
6 59 (2.71%) C
7 57 (2.62%) C++
8 52 (2.39%) Bash Shell
9 36 (1.65%) Perl
10 33 (1.52%) VBScript
11 29 (1.33%) VB
12 23 (1.06%) PL/SQL
13 21 (0.96%) Ruby
13 21 (0.96%) Shell Script
14 20 (0.92%) T-SQL
15 15 (0.69%) VB.NET
16 13 (0.60%) PHP
16 13 (0.60%) VB6
17 11 (0.51%) VC++
Qualifications
1 437 (20.06%) Security Cleared
2 276 (12.67%) SC Cleared
3 142 (6.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 124 (5.69%) DV Cleared
5 101 (4.64%) Degree
6 76 (3.49%) MCSE
7 69 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
8 57 (2.62%) CCNA
9 47 (2.16%) MCP
10 36 (1.65%) MCSA
11 34 (1.56%) ISTQB
12 31 (1.42%) Citrix Certification
13 27 (1.24%) ISEB
14 26 (1.19%) DBS Check
14 26 (1.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 25 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 23 (1.06%) CCA
17 21 (0.96%) MCITP
18 19 (0.87%) CCNP
19 17 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (5.69%) SLA
2 96 (4.41%) QA
3 23 (1.06%) GDPR
4 20 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 12 (0.55%) NIST
7 9 (0.41%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (0.18%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.14%) JSP 440
10 3 (0.14%) NCSC
11 2 (0.092%) COBIT
11 2 (0.092%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.092%) Government Security Classifications
11 2 (0.092%) PMO
12 1 (0.046%) GAMP
12 1 (0.046%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.046%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.046%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.046%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 856 (39.30%) Active Directory
2 311 (14.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 164 (7.53%) Hyper-V
4 93 (4.27%) VMware ESXi
5 91 (4.18%) XenApp
6 79 (3.63%) vSphere
7 68 (3.12%) XenDesktop
8 66 (3.03%) Docker
9 56 (2.57%) Virtual Machines
10 47 (2.16%) Microsoft App-V
11 29 (1.33%) Virtual Servers
12 25 (1.15%) vCloud
13 22 (1.01%) DFS Replication
14 18 (0.83%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 16 (0.73%) VMware Workstation
16 15 (0.69%) Virtual Desktop
17 14 (0.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 12 (0.55%) Firmware
19 11 (0.51%) LXC
20 10 (0.46%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 343 (15.75%) SCCM
2 95 (4.36%) Microsoft Intune
3 71 (3.26%) SCOM
4 49 (2.25%) WSUS
5 46 (2.11%) Puppet
6 45 (2.07%) Ansible
7 39 (1.79%) Terraform
8 38 (1.74%) Kubernetes
9 37 (1.70%) Single Sign-On
10 25 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
11 23 (1.06%) AirWatch
12 22 (1.01%) vCenter Server
13 20 (0.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 19 (0.87%) Microsoft Clustering
15 16 (0.73%) NetBackup
16 15 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
17 13 (0.60%) Backup Exec
18 12 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
18 12 (0.55%) Nessus
18 12 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 861 (39.53%) Microsoft
2 493 (22.64%) VMware
3 245 (11.25%) Citrix
4 212 (9.73%) Oracle
5 178 (8.17%) Cisco
6 114 (5.23%) HP
7 85 (3.90%) Apple
8 74 (3.40%) SAP
9 68 (3.12%) Dell
10 60 (2.75%) ServiceNow
11 53 (2.43%) McAfee
12 52 (2.39%) Red Hat
13 47 (2.16%) Ivanti
14 45 (2.07%) IBM
15 42 (1.93%) NetApp
16 40 (1.84%) Adobe
17 34 (1.56%) Google
18 31 (1.42%) Juniper
18 31 (1.42%) Symantec
19 30 (1.38%) EMC