Period
to 22 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 22 April 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
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
22 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 7 6
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 103 51 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 22.29% 12.29% 12.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 74.64% 80.95% 76.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 25 45
Southampton median daily rate £350 £375 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +38.89% -16.92%
10th Percentile £133 £156 £110
90th Percentile £488 £503 £529
Hampshire median daily rate £413 £400 £370
% change year-on-year +3.13% +8.11% +8.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 8
Southampton median hourly rate £15.00 £18.75 £15.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +23.54% -13.27%
10th Percentile £11.20 £14.37 £13.58
90th Percentile £17.96 £20.00 £20.08
Hampshire median hourly rate £15.00 £18.82 £14.40
% change year-on-year -20.30% +30.69% -13.77%

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 Southampton with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Southampton
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 138 63 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 29.87% 15.18% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 32 53
Southampton median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +15.38%
10th Percentile £136 £193 £130
90th Percentile £488 £536 £568
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 9
Southampton median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £15.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +30.25% -42.87%
10th Percentile £12.10 £14.56 £13.83
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.30 £23.80
Hampshire median hourly rate £17.75 £19.88 £15.00
% change year-on-year -10.69% +32.50% -14.29%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Southampton.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Southampton

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in Southampton.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Southampton

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Southampton over the 6 months to 22 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Southampton

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows in Southampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Southampton

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Windows.

1 48 (46.60%) Active Directory
2 46 (44.66%) Windows Server
3 43 (41.75%) Windows 10
4 38 (36.89%) Office 365
5 34 (33.01%) Microsoft
6 33 (32.04%) Microsoft Azure
7 24 (23.30%) SCCM
8 23 (22.33%) VMware
9 20 (19.42%) Migration
9 20 (19.42%) Windows 7
10 19 (18.45%) Skype for Business
11 17 (16.50%) Microsoft Intune
11 17 (16.50%) Skype
12 16 (15.53%) Azure Active Directory
12 16 (15.53%) Windows Server 2008
13 14 (13.59%) Citrix
13 14 (13.59%) SQL
13 14 (13.59%) SharePoint
13 14 (13.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 13 (12.62%) Problem-Solving
14 13 (12.62%) Windows Server 2012
14 13 (12.62%) Enterprise Software
15 12 (11.65%) MS Exchange
16 11 (10.68%) LAN
16 11 (10.68%) WAN
16 11 (10.68%) Cisco
16 11 (10.68%) DNS
17 10 (9.71%) SAN
17 10 (9.71%) vSphere
18 9 (8.74%) ITIL

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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 19 (18.45%) Skype for Business
2 14 (13.59%) SharePoint
3 12 (11.65%) MS Exchange
4 4 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.94%) IIS
6 2 (1.94%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.97%) Apache
7 1 (0.97%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.97%) CloudStack
7 1 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.97%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (7.77%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 38 (36.89%) Office 365
2 33 (32.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (15.53%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (6.80%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (4.85%) OneDrive
6 4 (3.88%) PaaS
7 3 (2.91%) IaaS
7 3 (2.91%) SaaS
7 3 (2.91%) Yammer
8 1 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.97%) Azure Functions
8 1 (0.97%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.97%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.97%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 17 (16.50%) Skype
2 11 (10.68%) DNS
2 11 (10.68%) LAN
2 11 (10.68%) WAN
3 10 (9.71%) SAN
4 8 (7.77%) VLAN
5 7 (6.80%) NetScaler
6 6 (5.83%) Firewall
6 6 (5.83%) VPN
7 5 (4.85%) Internet
8 4 (3.88%) Network Security
8 4 (3.88%) VoIP
9 3 (2.91%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (2.91%) DHCP
10 1 (0.97%) MPLS
10 1 (0.97%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (0.97%) Spanning Tree
10 1 (0.97%) Structured Cabling
10 1 (0.97%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.85%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.91%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.97%) Big Data
4 1 (0.97%) Cosmos DB
4 1 (0.97%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.97%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.97%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.97%) Power BI
4 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.94%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (0.97%) Chocolatey
2 1 (0.97%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.97%) MSI
2 1 (0.97%) TestPartner
2 1 (0.97%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (0.97%) French Language
Job Titles
1 17 (16.50%) Support Engineer
2 12 (11.65%) Analyst
3 11 (10.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (9.71%) Azure Engineer
4 10 (9.71%) Office 365 Engineer
5 8 (7.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 6 (5.83%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (5.83%) Desktop Engineer
6 6 (5.83%) Desktop Support
6 6 (5.83%) Support Analyst
7 5 (4.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (4.85%) Applications Support
7 5 (4.85%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 5 (4.85%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (4.85%) IT Support
7 5 (4.85%) Windows Engineer
8 4 (3.88%) Developer
8 4 (3.88%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 4 (3.88%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (2.91%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.85%) SAML
2 4 (3.88%) .NET
2 4 (3.88%) WinForms
3 3 (2.91%) SailPoint
3 3 (2.91%) WAP
3 3 (2.91%) WCF
4 2 (1.94%) Entity Framework
4 2 (1.94%) jQuery
4 2 (1.94%) Web Services
4 2 (1.94%) XML
5 1 (0.97%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.97%) Java RMI
5 1 (0.97%) JSON
5 1 (0.97%) Kafka
5 1 (0.97%) LDAP
5 1 (0.97%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.62%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (3.88%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (2.91%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.91%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.91%) Fat Client
3 3 (2.91%) PKI
3 3 (2.91%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.94%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.94%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.94%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.97%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.97%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.97%) Replication
5 1 (0.97%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.97%) User Experience
5 1 (0.97%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 46 (44.66%) Windows Server
2 43 (41.75%) Windows 10
3 20 (19.42%) Windows 7
4 16 (15.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (12.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (3.88%) Linux
6 4 (3.88%) Windows 8
7 3 (2.91%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.94%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.97%) SUSE
9 1 (0.97%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (19.42%) Migration
2 14 (13.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 13 (12.62%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (8.74%) ITIL
5 7 (6.80%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (6.80%) DevOps
6 6 (5.83%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (4.85%) Application Packaging
7 5 (4.85%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (4.85%) Performance Management
8 4 (3.88%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (2.91%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (2.91%) MVC
9 3 (2.91%) OO
9 3 (2.91%) Problem Management
9 3 (2.91%) Process Improvement
9 3 (2.91%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (2.91%) Software Delivery
9 3 (2.91%) Storage Management
9 3 (2.91%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (13.59%) SQL
2 8 (7.77%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.88%) C#
4 3 (2.91%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.91%) Python
5 2 (1.94%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.94%) C++
5 2 (1.94%) Go
5 2 (1.94%) Java
6 1 (0.97%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.97%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (5.83%) MCSE
1 6 (5.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (3.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (2.91%) CCNA
3 3 (2.91%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.94%) NVQ Level 3
4 2 (1.94%) VCP5
5 1 (0.97%) CCA
5 1 (0.97%) CCNP
5 1 (0.97%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.97%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.97%) Degree
5 1 (0.97%) MCSA
5 1 (0.97%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.97%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.97%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.83%) SLA
2 2 (1.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.97%) QA
System Software
1 48 (46.60%) Active Directory
2 10 (9.71%) vSphere
3 7 (6.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (5.83%) Hyper-V
4 6 (5.83%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (5.83%) XenApp
4 6 (5.83%) XenDesktop
5 4 (3.88%) Docker
6 3 (2.91%) XenServer
7 2 (1.94%) BitLocker
7 2 (1.94%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.97%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.97%) Firmware
8 1 (0.97%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.97%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.97%) Xen
Systems Management
1 24 (23.30%) SCCM
2 17 (16.50%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (3.88%) SCOM
3 4 (3.88%) Terraform
4 3 (2.91%) AirWatch
4 3 (2.91%) vCenter Server
5 2 (1.94%) Ansible
5 2 (1.94%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.94%) Mesos
5 2 (1.94%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.97%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.97%) Grafana
6 1 (0.97%) Kibana
6 1 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.97%) Puppet
6 1 (0.97%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.97%) vMotion
6 1 (0.97%) WMI
6 1 (0.97%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 34 (33.01%) Microsoft
2 23 (22.33%) VMware
3 14 (13.59%) Citrix
4 11 (10.68%) Cisco
5 8 (7.77%) HP
5 8 (7.77%) Proofpoint
6 5 (4.85%) Apple
6 5 (4.85%) Dell
6 5 (4.85%) Zscaler
7 4 (3.88%) CommVault
7 4 (3.88%) IBM
7 4 (3.88%) Veeam
8 3 (2.91%) Fortinet
8 3 (2.91%) Google
8 3 (2.91%) Meraki
9 2 (1.94%) Intel
9 2 (1.94%) Oracle
9 2 (1.94%) SAP
9 2 (1.94%) Sophos
9 2 (1.94%) Virgin Media