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 3 months to 23 June 2017 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 0  
Contract jobs citing Windows 38 38 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 18.54% 17.59% 20.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.67% 65.52% 74.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 24 55
Median daily rate £245 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.75% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £195 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £438 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 6
Median hourly rate £18.15 £21.00 £23.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.55% -9.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £21.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.60 £21.00 £33.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.89 £15.50
% change year-on-year -5.61% +2.53%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 57 58 101
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 27.80% 26.85% 28.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 33 77
Median daily rate £400 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +17.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £240 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £465 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 6
Median hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £21.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £21.00 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year -6.06% +1.85%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton citing Windows as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Southampton

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Southampton over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Southampton

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Southampton region with a requirement for Windows.

1 28 (42.42%) Active Directory
2 27 (40.91%) Windows 7
3 21 (31.82%) Microsoft
4 17 (25.76%) VMware
5 16 (24.24%) Windows Server
6 14 (21.21%) Microsoft Office
6 14 (21.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (16.67%) SQL
8 9 (13.64%) C#
8 9 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (13.64%) Windows 10
9 8 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (12.12%) Windows 8
9 8 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (10.61%) Scrum
10 7 (10.61%) SQL Server
10 7 (10.61%) ITIL
10 7 (10.61%) Windows XP
10 7 (10.61%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (9.09%) MS Exchange
11 6 (9.09%) Cisco
11 6 (9.09%) Citrix
11 6 (9.09%) Linux
12 5 (7.58%) Back Office
12 5 (7.58%) MCSE
12 5 (7.58%) T-SQL
12 5 (7.58%) .NET
12 5 (7.58%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (7.58%) TCP/IP
12 5 (7.58%) Microsoft Azure

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 6 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.58%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (6.06%) IBM Notes
4 3 (4.55%) Skype for Business
5 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.52%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (1.52%) IIS
6 1 (1.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (21.21%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.55%) PaaS
3 2 (3.03%) IaaS
3 2 (3.03%) Office 365
4 1 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.58%) TCP/IP
2 4 (6.06%) Firewall
2 4 (6.06%) SAN
3 2 (3.03%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (3.03%) DNS
3 2 (3.03%) Internet
3 2 (3.03%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.52%) DHCP
4 1 (1.52%) LAN
4 1 (1.52%) NAS
4 1 (1.52%) Skype
4 1 (1.52%) VoIP
4 1 (1.52%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.61%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.52%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.52%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (1.52%) GIS
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.52%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.52%) SAP BW
2 1 (1.52%) SAP HANA
2 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (1.52%) SQLPlus
2 1 (1.52%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 4 (6.06%) Selenium
1 4 (6.06%) SoapUI
2 3 (4.55%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.03%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.03%) Maven
3 2 (3.03%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.52%) NuGet
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.52%) Subversion
4 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (1.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (7.58%) Back Office
2 4 (6.06%) Retail
3 1 (1.52%) Banking
3 1 (1.52%) Electronics
3 1 (1.52%) Finance
3 1 (1.52%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (22.73%) Analyst
1 15 (22.73%) Desktop Support
2 11 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 10 (15.15%) Desktop Engineer
4 8 (12.12%) Consultant
5 7 (10.61%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 7 (10.61%) Service Analyst
5 7 (10.61%) Service Desk Analyst
6 6 (9.09%) Build Engineer
6 6 (9.09%) Support Analyst
7 5 (7.58%) IT Support
8 4 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (6.06%) Administrator
8 4 (6.06%) IT Administrator
8 4 (6.06%) IT Systems Administrator
8 4 (6.06%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (6.06%) Test Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) Windows Administrator
8 4 (6.06%) Windows Systems Administrator
9 3 (4.55%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.58%) .NET
2 2 (3.03%) ASP.NET
2 2 (3.03%) SOAP
2 2 (3.03%) Web Services
3 1 (1.52%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.52%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (1.52%) Entity Framework
3 1 (1.52%) LINQ
3 1 (1.52%) RESTful
3 1 (1.52%) SAP Basis
3 1 (1.52%) SignalR
3 1 (1.52%) STL
3 1 (1.52%) Task Parallel Library
3 1 (1.52%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.55%) Driving Licence
3 2 (3.03%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.52%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.52%) FMCG
4 1 (1.52%) iPad
4 1 (1.52%) iPhone
4 1 (1.52%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.52%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.52%) Replication
4 1 (1.52%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 27 (40.91%) Windows 7
2 16 (24.24%) Windows Server
3 14 (21.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (13.64%) Windows 10
4 9 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (12.12%) Windows 8
6 7 (10.61%) Windows XP
7 6 (9.09%) Linux
8 3 (4.55%) Unix
9 1 (1.52%) Android
9 1 (1.52%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (10.61%) ITIL
2 7 (10.61%) Scrum
3 5 (7.58%) SDLC
3 5 (7.58%) Test Automation
4 4 (6.06%) BDD
4 4 (6.06%) Migration
4 4 (6.06%) Software Testing
4 4 (6.06%) TDD
4 4 (6.06%) Test Planning
4 4 (6.06%) Test Scripting
5 3 (4.55%) Data Encryption
5 3 (4.55%) Exploratory Testing
5 3 (4.55%) Performance Testing
5 3 (4.55%) Regression Testing
6 2 (3.03%) Analytics
6 2 (3.03%) DevOps
6 2 (3.03%) Patch Management
6 2 (3.03%) Server Building
6 2 (3.03%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.67%) SQL
2 9 (13.64%) C#
3 5 (7.58%) T-SQL
4 3 (4.55%) Python
5 2 (3.03%) Java
5 2 (3.03%) PHP
5 2 (3.03%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.52%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.52%) C
6 1 (1.52%) C++
6 1 (1.52%) Groovy
6 1 (1.52%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.52%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.52%) Ruby
6 1 (1.52%) VB
6 1 (1.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (7.58%) MCSE
1 5 (7.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (6.06%) CCNA
2 4 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (6.06%) Degree
2 4 (6.06%) ISEB
2 4 (6.06%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.55%) CCDP
3 3 (4.55%) CCNP
3 3 (4.55%) CCSA
3 3 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.52%) MCITP
5 1 (1.52%) MCSA
5 1 (1.52%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 28 (42.42%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.06%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.55%) BitLocker
4 3 (4.55%) XenDesktop
5 2 (3.03%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (3.03%) XenServer
6 1 (1.52%) Firmware
6 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.52%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.52%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (4.55%) SCCM
2 2 (3.03%) Ansible
3 1 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.52%) Puppet
3 1 (1.52%) SCOM
3 1 (1.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 21 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 17 (25.76%) VMware
3 6 (9.09%) Cisco
3 6 (9.09%) Citrix
4 4 (6.06%) Lotus
5 3 (4.55%) Dell
5 3 (4.55%) HP
6 2 (3.03%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.03%) NetApp
6 2 (3.03%) Oracle
6 2 (3.03%) Symantec
7 1 (1.52%) Acme Packet
7 1 (1.52%) CA
7 1 (1.52%) SAP
7 1 (1.52%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.52%) Sonus
7 1 (1.52%) Splunk
7 1 (1.52%) Xamarin
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