Period
to 17 November 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 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 5 5
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 2,197 2,295 2,237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.30% 13.62% 13.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.79% 59.81% 57.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,246 1,286 1,347
South East median daily rate £375 £361 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.81% +3.21% +0.50%
10th Percentile £143 £130 £150
90th Percentile £538 £525 £538
England median daily rate £375 £350 £351
% change year-on-year +7.14% -0.14% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 245 232
South East median hourly rate £16.10 £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.42% +10.00% -14.29%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.89
90th Percentile £45.05 £47.70 £47.98
England median hourly rate £16.85 £16.13 £15.25
% change year-on-year +4.50% +5.74% -3.17%

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 3,499 3,837 3,896
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.18% 22.77% 23.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,901 2,136 2,268
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £160 £150 £187
90th Percentile £575 £548 £538
England median daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 296 300 263
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.64 £17.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.77% +3.37% -7.06%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.25 £48.60
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 17 November 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 November 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 November 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 -1 864 £374 +1.08% 280
Hampshire -3 665 £400 +6.67% 160
Berkshire -4 426 £373 -0.53% 120
Surrey -6 303 £375 +2.74% 108
Buckinghamshire +1 283 £365 +4.29% 86
West Sussex +3 193 £413 +77.42% 32
Oxfordshire +3 156 £375 +15.38% 74
Kent -1 83 £323 -4.44% 42
East Sussex +17 67 £325 -7.14% 37
Middlesex +10 10 £285 -38.04% 2
Home Counties +7 3 £450 -
Sussex +3 1 £400 +247.83%
M4 Corridor - 1 £450 -
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 942 (42.88%) Active Directory
2 865 (39.37%) Microsoft
3 700 (31.86%) Windows Server
4 565 (25.72%) VMware
5 489 (22.26%) Windows 10
6 480 (21.85%) Linux
7 429 (19.53%) Office 365
8 403 (18.34%) Security Cleared
9 361 (16.43%) Microsoft Azure
10 353 (16.07%) SCCM
11 351 (15.98%) SQL
12 347 (15.79%) Windows 7
13 336 (15.29%) ITIL
14 325 (14.79%) PowerShell
15 308 (14.02%) Microsoft Office
16 305 (13.88%) SC Cleared
17 302 (13.75%) VMware Infrastructure
18 292 (13.29%) Windows Server 2012
19 287 (13.06%) Citrix
20 277 (12.61%) SQL Server
21 264 (12.02%) Agile Software Development
22 244 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
23 241 (10.97%) Migration
24 238 (10.83%) Finance
25 226 (10.29%) Unix
26 221 (10.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
27 213 (9.70%) Oracle
28 202 (9.19%) DNS
29 200 (9.10%) Firewall
30 180 (8.19%) 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
1 179 (8.15%) MS Exchange
2 147 (6.69%) SharePoint
3 124 (5.64%) IIS
4 91 (4.14%) Skype for Business
5 65 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2010
6 55 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
7 53 (2.41%) Tomcat
8 45 (2.05%) Apache
8 45 (2.05%) Confluence
9 25 (1.14%) JBoss
9 25 (1.14%) WebLogic
10 24 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
11 23 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
11 23 (1.05%) nginx
12 20 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
13 18 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
14 15 (0.68%) CMS
14 15 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
14 15 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
15 13 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 308 (14.02%) Microsoft Office
2 53 (2.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (0.55%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.32%) Simulink
8 5 (0.23%) Chatbot
9 3 (0.14%) NUKE
9 3 (0.14%) SOLIDWORKS
10 2 (0.091%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.091%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.046%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.046%) InDesign
11 1 (0.046%) Mozilla Thunderbird
11 1 (0.046%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 20 (0.91%) Remedy ITSM
2 11 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.091%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.046%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.046%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.046%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.046%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.046%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.046%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.046%) SAP GTS
5 1 (0.046%) SAP IBP
5 1 (0.046%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.046%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.046%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 429 (19.53%) Office 365
2 361 (16.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 141 (6.42%) Amazon AWS
4 134 (6.10%) IaaS
5 113 (5.14%) PaaS
6 87 (3.96%) Azure Active Directory
7 54 (2.46%) SaaS
8 47 (2.14%) GitHub
9 27 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
10 25 (1.14%) OneDrive
11 17 (0.77%) Google Analytics
11 17 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
12 15 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
13 13 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
14 12 (0.55%) Yammer
15 11 (0.50%) Boomi
15 11 (0.50%) Serverless
16 9 (0.41%) Akamai
17 7 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
18 6 (0.27%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 202 (9.19%) DNS
2 200 (9.10%) Firewall
3 144 (6.55%) LAN
4 128 (5.83%) SAN
5 127 (5.78%) WAN
6 121 (5.51%) DHCP
7 119 (5.42%) TCP/IP
8 93 (4.23%) VPN
9 85 (3.87%) Internet
10 81 (3.69%) Skype
11 58 (2.64%) NetScaler
12 43 (1.96%) SSL
13 40 (1.82%) Network Security
14 39 (1.78%) HTTP
15 34 (1.55%) NAS
15 34 (1.55%) VoIP
16 28 (1.27%) Wireless
17 27 (1.23%) iSCSI
18 24 (1.09%) SNMP
19 22 (1.00%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 277 (12.61%) SQL Server
2 66 (3.00%) Oracle Database
3 50 (2.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 47 (2.14%) Relational Database
5 43 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
6 41 (1.87%) NoSQL
7 39 (1.78%) MongoDB
8 38 (1.73%) MySQL
9 36 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 31 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
11 27 (1.23%) SQL Server 2016
12 26 (1.18%) DB2
13 23 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
14 18 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
14 18 (0.82%) RDBMS
14 18 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 17 (0.77%) Hadoop
15 17 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
16 16 (0.73%) Apache Cassandra
17 15 (0.68%) Redis
Development Applications
1 110 (5.01%) Git (software)
2 104 (4.73%) Jenkins
3 90 (4.10%) Visual Studio
4 89 (4.05%) JIRA
5 72 (3.28%) Subversion
6 68 (3.10%) Selenium
7 48 (2.18%) Team Foundation Server
8 34 (1.55%) Eclipse
9 28 (1.27%) Cucumber
10 27 (1.23%) Visual Studio Team System
11 26 (1.18%) Toad
12 24 (1.09%) Ant
13 23 (1.05%) MSI
14 22 (1.00%) Gatling
15 18 (0.82%) IntelliJ
15 18 (0.82%) Octopus Deploy
15 18 (0.82%) SoapUI
16 15 (0.68%) Maven
17 14 (0.64%) NetBeans
17 14 (0.64%) SonarQube
General
1 238 (10.83%) Finance
2 59 (2.69%) Telecoms
3 40 (1.82%) Banking
4 33 (1.50%) Retail
5 32 (1.46%) Manufacturing
6 31 (1.41%) Law
7 24 (1.09%) Publishing
8 23 (1.05%) Electronics
9 20 (0.91%) Back Office
9 20 (0.91%) Marketing
10 17 (0.77%) Financial Institution
11 15 (0.68%) Automotive
12 14 (0.64%) Military
13 12 (0.55%) Advertising
14 10 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
15 9 (0.41%) Aerospace
15 9 (0.41%) Games
16 8 (0.36%) Online Betting
17 7 (0.32%) Billing
18 6 (0.27%) French Language
Job Titles
1 349 (15.89%) Analyst
2 225 (10.24%) Support Engineer
3 190 (8.65%) Developer
4 173 (7.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 172 (7.83%) Desktop Support
6 143 (6.51%) Architect
7 126 (5.74%) IT Support
8 121 (5.51%) 2nd Line Support
9 116 (5.28%) Support Analyst
10 107 (4.87%) Windows Engineer
11 98 (4.46%) Desktop Engineer
12 95 (4.32%) Consultant
13 87 (3.96%) Administrator
14 79 (3.60%) Service Analyst
15 78 (3.55%) Service Desk Analyst
16 75 (3.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
17 73 (3.32%) IT Engineer
18 68 (3.10%) DevOps Engineer
19 64 (2.91%) Project Manager
20 58 (2.64%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (6.28%) .NET
2 92 (4.19%) HTML
3 90 (4.10%) XML
4 85 (3.87%) Web Services
5 69 (3.14%) CSS
5 69 (3.14%) jQuery
6 68 (3.10%) ASP.NET
7 61 (2.78%) Middleware
8 54 (2.46%) JSON
9 50 (2.28%) AngularJS
10 46 (2.09%) SOAP
11 43 (1.96%) LDAP
12 41 (1.87%) .NET Framework
13 39 (1.78%) Node.js
14 37 (1.68%) ASP.NET Web API
15 36 (1.64%) REST
16 28 (1.27%) Kafka
17 26 (1.18%) ASP.NET MVC
17 26 (1.18%) HTML5
18 24 (1.09%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 140 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
2 116 (5.28%) Self-Motivation
3 108 (4.92%) Data Centre
4 63 (2.87%) Management Information System
5 62 (2.82%) PKI
6 49 (2.23%) Computer Science
7 47 (2.14%) Public Cloud
8 45 (2.05%) Clustering
9 39 (1.78%) Driving Licence
10 35 (1.59%) Replication
11 34 (1.55%) Hybrid Cloud
12 32 (1.46%) Fat Client
12 32 (1.46%) Thin Client
13 30 (1.37%) iPhone
14 27 (1.23%) Mobile App
15 23 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
16 20 (0.91%) Client/Server
16 20 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
16 20 (0.91%) Virtual Team
17 18 (0.82%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 700 (31.86%) Windows Server
2 489 (22.26%) Windows 10
3 480 (21.85%) Linux
4 347 (15.79%) Windows 7
5 292 (13.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 244 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 226 (10.29%) Unix
8 108 (4.92%) Windows Server 2003
9 81 (3.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 63 (2.87%) Windows 8
11 59 (2.69%) Android
11 59 (2.69%) Windows XP
12 52 (2.37%) Solaris
13 43 (1.96%) Apple iOS
14 37 (1.68%) AIX
15 36 (1.64%) CentOS
16 27 (1.23%) Ubuntu
17 26 (1.18%) Mac OS X
18 15 (0.68%) Windows Vista
19 11 (0.50%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 336 (15.29%) ITIL
2 264 (12.02%) Agile Software Development
3 241 (10.97%) Migration
4 221 (10.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 161 (7.33%) Problem-Solving
6 157 (7.15%) DevOps
7 120 (5.46%) Service Management
8 104 (4.73%) Change Management
9 100 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
10 99 (4.51%) Configuration Management
11 97 (4.42%) Test Automation
12 80 (3.64%) Scrum
13 76 (3.46%) ITIL V3
14 68 (3.10%) Software Engineering
15 63 (2.87%) Application Packaging
15 63 (2.87%) Disaster Recovery
15 63 (2.87%) ITSM
16 60 (2.73%) Analytics
17 59 (2.69%) Service Delivery
18 56 (2.55%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 351 (15.98%) SQL
2 325 (14.79%) PowerShell
3 167 (7.60%) Java
4 160 (7.28%) C#
5 130 (5.92%) JavaScript
6 122 (5.55%) Python
7 58 (2.64%) Bash Shell
7 58 (2.64%) C++
8 52 (2.37%) Shell Script
9 51 (2.32%) Perl
10 44 (2.00%) Ruby
11 42 (1.91%) C
12 29 (1.32%) VBScript
13 28 (1.27%) VB
14 23 (1.05%) PL/SQL
14 23 (1.05%) T-SQL
15 22 (1.00%) Scala
16 20 (0.91%) Groovy
17 17 (0.77%) Haskell
18 14 (0.64%) R
Qualifications
1 403 (18.34%) Security Cleared
2 305 (13.88%) SC Cleared
3 160 (7.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 117 (5.33%) Degree
5 114 (5.19%) DV Cleared
6 85 (3.87%) MCSE
7 46 (2.09%) MCSA
8 42 (1.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 35 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
10 30 (1.37%) ISTQB
11 28 (1.27%) MCP
12 27 (1.23%) ISEB
12 27 (1.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 25 (1.14%) Citrix Certification
14 21 (0.96%) DBS Check
15 20 (0.91%) MCITP
16 19 (0.86%) CCNA
17 18 (0.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 16 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
18 16 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (4.14%) SLA
2 57 (2.59%) QA
3 25 (1.14%) GDPR
4 14 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.64%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (0.41%) ISO 22301
6 9 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 8 (0.36%) PMO
8 7 (0.32%) ISAE 3402
8 7 (0.32%) ISO 31000
8 7 (0.32%) ISO 9001
9 6 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
9 6 (0.27%) GPG13
9 6 (0.27%) MISRA
9 6 (0.27%) MISRA C
10 5 (0.23%) COBIT
10 5 (0.23%) Government Security Classifications
11 3 (0.14%) Data Quality
11 3 (0.14%) DO-178B
System Software
1 942 (42.88%) Active Directory
2 302 (13.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 175 (7.97%) Hyper-V
4 109 (4.96%) vSphere
5 104 (4.73%) XenApp
6 91 (4.14%) VMware ESXi
6 91 (4.14%) XenDesktop
7 78 (3.55%) Microsoft App-V
8 64 (2.91%) Docker
9 58 (2.64%) Virtual Machines
10 20 (0.91%) Oracle RAC
11 19 (0.86%) BitLocker
11 19 (0.86%) XenServer
12 18 (0.82%) Virtual Desktop
12 18 (0.82%) VMware Workstation
13 16 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
14 15 (0.68%) Firmware
15 14 (0.64%) DFS Replication
15 14 (0.64%) NFS
16 10 (0.46%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 353 (16.07%) SCCM
2 98 (4.46%) Puppet
3 82 (3.73%) Ansible
4 76 (3.46%) SCOM
5 56 (2.55%) Microsoft Intune
6 51 (2.32%) WSUS
7 44 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
8 41 (1.87%) Terraform
9 37 (1.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 36 (1.64%) McAfee ePO
11 33 (1.50%) Kubernetes
12 32 (1.46%) AirWatch
13 28 (1.27%) NetBackup
14 23 (1.05%) Microsoft Clustering
15 21 (0.96%) Data Guard
15 21 (0.96%) Grafana
16 20 (0.91%) vCenter Server
17 19 (0.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
17 19 (0.86%) Single Sign-On
17 19 (0.86%) vRealize
Vendors
1 865 (39.37%) Microsoft
2 565 (25.72%) VMware
3 287 (13.06%) Citrix
4 213 (9.70%) Oracle
5 180 (8.19%) Cisco
6 148 (6.74%) HP
7 92 (4.19%) McAfee
8 82 (3.73%) Red Hat
9 79 (3.60%) Apple
10 73 (3.32%) NetApp
11 64 (2.91%) IBM
12 53 (2.41%) Google
13 52 (2.37%) Dell
14 46 (2.09%) ServiceNow
15 43 (1.96%) SAP
16 41 (1.87%) Remedy
17 36 (1.64%) webMethods
18 35 (1.59%) SolarWinds
19 34 (1.55%) EMC
20 30 (1.37%) Adobe