Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 7 6
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 2,163 1,860 2,489
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.10% 12.07% 13.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.96% 54.80% 55.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,181 1,021 1,507
South East median daily rate £363 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.69% +2.86% -
10th Percentile £131 £140 £150
90th Percentile £538 £538 £513
England median daily rate £375 £365 £360
% change year-on-year +2.74% +1.39% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 232 226 241
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £16.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -6.83% +2.22%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £45.48 £44.13 £47.83
England median hourly rate £16.50 £15.38 £15.75
% change year-on-year +7.32% -2.38% -

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 3,732 3,394 4,498
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.60% 22.02% 24.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,058 1,917 2,690
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +5.63%
10th Percentile £168 £200 £200
90th Percentile £556 £538 £525
England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.06% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 298 250 316
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% -27.91% +33.21%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £11.78
90th Percentile £51.00 £47.50 £49.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.53 £16.91
% change year-on-year +5.87% -2.22% +4.61%

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 20 June 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 20 June 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 20 June 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 +2 854 £350 -6.67% 256
Hampshire 0 661 £400 +10.41% 135
Berkshire +2 385 £389 +7.24% 123
Surrey -4 325 £338 -4.26% 90
Buckinghamshire -3 254 £310 -25.30% 67
Oxfordshire +6 215 £325 -3.70% 66
West Sussex +6 135 £313 -10.71% 29
Kent +9 118 £328 -2.96% 40
East Sussex +25 59 £310 +12.73% 20
Middlesex -15 3 £295 -15.71% 3
Home Counties +8 1 £450 -
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Sussex - 1 - -
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 20 June 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.

1 872 (40.31%) Active Directory
2 778 (35.97%) Microsoft
3 700 (32.36%) Windows Server
4 544 (25.15%) VMware
5 530 (24.50%) Linux
6 506 (23.39%) Windows 10
7 457 (21.13%) Security Cleared
8 361 (16.69%) Office 365
9 356 (16.46%) SC Cleared
10 322 (14.89%) Windows 7
10 322 (14.89%) Microsoft Office
11 320 (14.79%) ITIL
12 313 (14.47%) Microsoft Azure
12 313 (14.47%) SCCM
13 308 (14.24%) Windows Server 2012
14 289 (13.36%) VMware Infrastructure
15 278 (12.85%) SQL
16 268 (12.39%) PowerShell
17 266 (12.30%) Migration
18 246 (11.37%) Windows Server 2008
19 244 (11.28%) SQL Server
20 237 (10.96%) Citrix
21 212 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
22 200 (9.25%) Unix
23 198 (9.15%) Firewall
24 193 (8.92%) Oracle
25 192 (8.88%) DNS
26 187 (8.65%) DevOps
27 183 (8.46%) Amazon AWS
28 182 (8.41%) 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
1 136 (6.29%) SharePoint
2 134 (6.20%) MS Exchange
3 109 (5.04%) IIS
4 84 (3.88%) Skype for Business
5 39 (1.80%) Apache
6 34 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2010
7 29 (1.34%) Tomcat
8 26 (1.20%) JBoss
9 25 (1.16%) Confluence
10 22 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
11 21 (0.97%) WebLogic
12 20 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
13 19 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
13 19 (0.88%) OpenStack
13 19 (0.88%) WebSphere
14 13 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
15 12 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
16 10 (0.46%) nginx
17 9 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
18 7 (0.32%) WildFly
Applications
1 322 (14.89%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (0.79%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.32%) Simulink
7 5 (0.23%) Acrobat
8 4 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.14%) NUKE
9 3 (0.14%) PaintShop Pro
9 3 (0.14%) SOLIDWORKS
10 2 (0.092%) Mozilla Thunderbird
11 1 (0.046%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 10 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
1 10 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.28%) assyst
2 6 (0.28%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.092%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.092%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.092%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.092%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.046%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.046%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.046%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.046%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.046%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.046%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 361 (16.69%) Office 365
2 313 (14.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 183 (8.46%) Amazon AWS
4 87 (4.02%) IaaS
5 79 (3.65%) PaaS
6 55 (2.54%) Azure Active Directory
7 48 (2.22%) SaaS
8 32 (1.48%) Amazon EC2
9 31 (1.43%) AWS CloudFormation
10 26 (1.20%) Serverless
11 19 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
11 19 (0.88%) OneDrive
12 18 (0.83%) Yammer
13 15 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
14 12 (0.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 12 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
14 12 (0.55%) NuGet
15 11 (0.51%) GitHub
15 11 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 10 (0.46%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 198 (9.15%) Firewall
2 192 (8.88%) DNS
3 114 (5.27%) DHCP
4 100 (4.62%) WAN
5 97 (4.48%) TCP/IP
6 95 (4.39%) LAN
7 93 (4.30%) VPN
8 85 (3.93%) Skype
9 81 (3.74%) SAN
10 58 (2.68%) Internet
11 53 (2.45%) Network Security
12 37 (1.71%) Cisco ASA
13 36 (1.66%) NetScaler
14 33 (1.53%) Remote Desktop
15 32 (1.48%) Wireless
16 28 (1.29%) VLAN
16 28 (1.29%) VoIP
17 27 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
18 25 (1.16%) HTTP
19 24 (1.11%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 244 (11.28%) SQL Server
2 58 (2.68%) Oracle Database
3 45 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 43 (1.99%) Big Data
5 42 (1.94%) Relational Database
5 42 (1.94%) SQL Server 2016
6 33 (1.53%) Oracle Database 11g
7 29 (1.34%) MongoDB
8 28 (1.29%) NoSQL
8 28 (1.29%) Oracle Database 10g
9 27 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
10 26 (1.20%) MySQL
11 24 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
12 20 (0.92%) Hadoop
13 17 (0.79%) DB2
13 17 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
13 17 (0.79%) RDBMS
14 16 (0.74%) HBase
15 15 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
16 13 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 101 (4.67%) Jenkins
2 78 (3.61%) Git (software)
3 57 (2.64%) Selenium
4 53 (2.45%) Eclipse
4 53 (2.45%) JIRA
4 53 (2.45%) Visual Studio
5 52 (2.40%) Team Foundation Server
6 44 (2.03%) Subversion
7 39 (1.80%) SoapUI
8 35 (1.62%) Ant
9 29 (1.34%) Oracle APEX
10 28 (1.29%) HP UFT
10 28 (1.29%) TestNG
11 27 (1.25%) Bitbucket
11 27 (1.25%) SpecFlow
12 23 (1.06%) LoadRunner
13 22 (1.02%) MSI
13 22 (1.02%) ReSharper
13 22 (1.02%) TeamCity
14 20 (0.92%) SonarQube
General
1 171 (7.91%) Finance
2 60 (2.77%) Telecoms
3 42 (1.94%) Retail
4 28 (1.29%) Banking
5 27 (1.25%) Manufacturing
6 25 (1.16%) Marketing
6 25 (1.16%) Military
7 22 (1.02%) Back Office
8 21 (0.97%) Publishing
9 13 (0.60%) Legal
10 12 (0.55%) Electronics
11 11 (0.51%) Advertising
11 11 (0.51%) Aerospace
12 10 (0.46%) French Language
13 8 (0.37%) Automotive
13 8 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.28%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.23%) Games
15 5 (0.23%) Law
16 4 (0.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 310 (14.33%) Analyst
2 250 (11.56%) Support Engineer
3 206 (9.52%) Desktop Support
4 186 (8.60%) Developer
5 165 (7.63%) Architect
6 142 (6.56%) Windows Engineer
7 140 (6.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 125 (5.78%) IT Support
9 109 (5.04%) Desktop Engineer
10 95 (4.39%) Consultant
11 92 (4.25%) 2nd Line Support
12 91 (4.21%) Support Analyst
13 90 (4.16%) IT Engineer
14 86 (3.98%) DevOps Engineer
15 80 (3.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 72 (3.33%) Service Analyst
17 67 (3.10%) 3rd Line Support
18 64 (2.96%) Service Desk Analyst
19 62 (2.87%) IT Support Engineer
20 59 (2.73%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (6.84%) .NET
2 111 (5.13%) Web Services
3 68 (3.14%) HTML
4 61 (2.82%) REST
5 57 (2.64%) CSS
6 50 (2.31%) Node.js
6 50 (2.31%) XML
7 44 (2.03%) AngularJS
8 43 (1.99%) Middleware
8 43 (1.99%) SOAP
9 39 (1.80%) ASP.NET
10 38 (1.76%) JSON
11 37 (1.71%) ASP.NET Web API
12 35 (1.62%) jQuery
13 30 (1.39%) .NET Framework
14 29 (1.34%) WCF
15 25 (1.16%) Kafka
16 24 (1.11%) HTML5
17 22 (1.02%) LDAP
18 19 (0.88%) React
Miscellaneous
1 110 (5.09%) Analytical Skills
2 107 (4.95%) Data Centre
3 58 (2.68%) Self-Motivation
4 55 (2.54%) PKI
5 53 (2.45%) Computer Science
6 51 (2.36%) Clustering
7 38 (1.76%) Management Information System
8 37 (1.71%) Fat Client
8 37 (1.71%) Thin Client
9 34 (1.57%) Mobile App
10 30 (1.39%) Smartphone
10 30 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
11 27 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
12 24 (1.11%) Driving Licence
13 23 (1.06%) NHS
14 22 (1.02%) Client/Server
15 21 (0.97%) CMDB
15 21 (0.97%) iPhone
16 20 (0.92%) Public Cloud
16 20 (0.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 700 (32.36%) Windows Server
2 530 (24.50%) Linux
3 506 (23.39%) Windows 10
4 322 (14.89%) Windows 7
5 308 (14.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 246 (11.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 200 (9.25%) Unix
8 134 (6.20%) Windows Server 2003
9 84 (3.88%) Apple iOS
10 81 (3.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 78 (3.61%) Android
12 65 (3.01%) Windows 8
13 59 (2.73%) Windows XP
14 56 (2.59%) Solaris
15 36 (1.66%) AIX
16 33 (1.53%) Mac OS
17 24 (1.11%) Mac OS X
18 17 (0.79%) Ubuntu
18 17 (0.79%) Windows Vista
19 15 (0.69%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 320 (14.79%) ITIL
2 266 (12.30%) Migration
3 212 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
4 187 (8.65%) DevOps
5 182 (8.41%) Problem-Solving
6 120 (5.55%) Change Management
7 115 (5.32%) Configuration Management
8 113 (5.22%) Continuous Integration
9 110 (5.09%) Service Management
10 107 (4.95%) Test Automation
11 88 (4.07%) Service Delivery
12 79 (3.65%) Software Engineering
13 73 (3.37%) Problem Management
14 68 (3.14%) Scrum
15 66 (3.05%) Disaster Recovery
16 65 (3.01%) ITIL V3
17 60 (2.77%) Incident Management
17 60 (2.77%) Project Management
18 58 (2.68%) Time Management
19 56 (2.59%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 278 (12.85%) SQL
2 268 (12.39%) PowerShell
3 158 (7.30%) Java
4 150 (6.93%) C#
5 125 (5.78%) JavaScript
6 115 (5.32%) Python
7 82 (3.79%) C++
8 58 (2.68%) Bash Shell
9 48 (2.22%) C
10 35 (1.62%) Perl
10 35 (1.62%) Ruby
11 32 (1.48%) Shell Script
12 28 (1.29%) F#
13 18 (0.83%) Scala
14 15 (0.69%) VB
15 14 (0.65%) Ada
15 14 (0.65%) PL/SQL
16 12 (0.55%) T-SQL
16 12 (0.55%) TypeScript
17 10 (0.46%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 457 (21.13%) Security Cleared
2 356 (16.46%) SC Cleared
3 152 (7.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 115 (5.32%) DV Cleared
5 112 (5.18%) Degree
6 108 (4.99%) MCSE
7 77 (3.56%) MCSA
8 55 (2.54%) MCP
9 42 (1.94%) MCITP
10 40 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
11 30 (1.39%) ISEB
12 27 (1.25%) CCNA
12 27 (1.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 20 (0.92%) ISEB Practitioner
13 20 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 18 (0.83%) CCNP
14 18 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
15 17 (0.79%) CISSP
15 17 (0.79%) Citrix Certification
15 17 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (3.42%) SLA
2 49 (2.27%) QA
3 29 (1.34%) GDPR
4 18 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 17 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 16 (0.74%) PCI DSS
7 13 (0.60%) HL7
8 9 (0.42%) GCP
9 7 (0.32%) ISO 9001
10 6 (0.28%) HIPAA
11 5 (0.23%) GPG13
11 5 (0.23%) PMO
12 4 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
13 3 (0.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 3 (0.14%) COBIT
13 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 15288
13 3 (0.14%) MISRA
13 3 (0.14%) MISRA C
14 2 (0.092%) Data Quality
14 2 (0.092%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 872 (40.31%) Active Directory
2 289 (13.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 164 (7.58%) Hyper-V
4 114 (5.27%) vSphere
5 101 (4.67%) VMware ESXi
6 88 (4.07%) Docker
7 81 (3.74%) XenApp
8 72 (3.33%) XenDesktop
9 65 (3.01%) Microsoft App-V
10 61 (2.82%) Virtual Machines
11 40 (1.85%) Virtual Desktop
12 29 (1.34%) XenServer
13 22 (1.02%) BitLocker
14 17 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
15 14 (0.65%) DFS Replication
15 14 (0.65%) NFS
15 14 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
16 13 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
17 11 (0.51%) Apache Flume
18 8 (0.37%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 313 (14.47%) SCCM
2 94 (4.35%) Puppet
3 79 (3.65%) Ansible
4 69 (3.19%) Microsoft Intune
5 61 (2.82%) Opscode Chef
6 58 (2.68%) SCOM
7 49 (2.27%) Terraform
8 43 (1.99%) WSUS
9 41 (1.90%) Nessus
10 29 (1.34%) Kubernetes
11 27 (1.25%) HP ALM
12 24 (1.11%) NetBackup
12 24 (1.11%) vCenter Server
13 23 (1.06%) Microsoft Clustering
14 22 (1.02%) Backup Exec
14 22 (1.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 22 (1.02%) Packer
15 20 (0.92%) vRealize
16 19 (0.88%) Salt
17 17 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 778 (35.97%) Microsoft
2 544 (25.15%) VMware
3 237 (10.96%) Citrix
4 193 (8.92%) Oracle
5 166 (7.67%) Cisco
6 142 (6.56%) HP
7 86 (3.98%) Red Hat
8 79 (3.65%) NetApp
9 72 (3.33%) Apple
9 72 (3.33%) McAfee
10 67 (3.10%) SolarWinds
11 64 (2.96%) Ivanti
12 60 (2.77%) ServiceNow
13 47 (2.17%) IBM
14 40 (1.85%) Google
14 40 (1.85%) Symantec
15 35 (1.62%) Lumension
16 33 (1.53%) Shavlik
17 32 (1.48%) Veeam
17 32 (1.48%) webMethods