Period
to 15 December 2018

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 15 December 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
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 1 2
Rank change year-on-year -4 +1 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 91 85 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 17.40% 17.86% 16.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 85.85% 86.73% 79.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 60 50
Southampton median daily rate £375 £300 £316
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -5.14% -5.60%
10th Percentile £134 £115 £132
90th Percentile £468 £400 £519
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 11
Southampton median hourly rate £11.78 £20.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.10% +60.00% -21.88%
10th Percentile £10.00 £12.93 £10.50
90th Percentile £17.92 £34.99 £15.50
Hampshire median hourly rate £15.51 £15.89 £14.00
% change year-on-year -2.38% +13.48% -9.68%

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 106 98 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 20.27% 20.59% 20.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 64 65
Southampton median daily rate £375 £320 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.19% -1.54% -7.14%
10th Percentile £143 £118 £146
90th Percentile £488 £418 £513
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 12
Southampton median hourly rate £11.78 £36.63 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.84% +176.42% -24.29%
10th Percentile £10.00 £14.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £17.92 £50.35 £16.30
Hampshire median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year - +37.93% -17.14%

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 15 December 2018.

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 15 December 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Windows.

1 43 (47.25%) Active Directory
2 38 (41.76%) Windows Server
3 31 (34.07%) Windows 10
4 30 (32.97%) Microsoft
5 20 (21.98%) Office 365
6 19 (20.88%) VMware
7 18 (19.78%) Windows 7
8 16 (17.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (15.38%) SCCM
9 14 (15.38%) Migration
9 14 (15.38%) Citrix
10 13 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
10 13 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 12 (13.19%) SQL
11 12 (13.19%) Microsoft Azure
12 9 (9.89%) SQL Server
12 9 (9.89%) DNS
12 9 (9.89%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (9.89%) Skype for Business
12 9 (9.89%) Azure Active Directory
13 8 (8.79%) Problem-Solving
13 8 (8.79%) Microsoft Intune
13 8 (8.79%) SLA
14 7 (7.69%) LAN
14 7 (7.69%) .NET
14 7 (7.69%) PowerShell
14 7 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
14 7 (7.69%) Skype
15 6 (6.59%) Relational Database
15 6 (6.59%) 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 9 (9.89%) Skype for Business
2 5 (5.49%) IIS
3 2 (2.20%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.20%) Oracle Application Server
3 2 (2.20%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.10%) Apache
4 1 (1.10%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.10%) nginx
4 1 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.10%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.20%) NUKE
2 2 (2.20%) SOLIDWORKS
3 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 20 (21.98%) Office 365
2 12 (13.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (9.89%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (5.49%) OneDrive
5 2 (2.20%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 2 (2.20%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (1.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.10%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (1.10%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.10%) AWS CloudTrail
6 1 (1.10%) Azure Functions
6 1 (1.10%) Azure Machine Learning
6 1 (1.10%) PaaS
6 1 (1.10%) SaaS
6 1 (1.10%) Serverless
6 1 (1.10%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.89%) DNS
2 7 (7.69%) LAN
2 7 (7.69%) Skype
3 6 (6.59%) WAN
4 4 (4.40%) VPN
5 3 (3.30%) Firewall
5 3 (3.30%) SAN
5 3 (3.30%) VoIP
6 2 (2.20%) NetScaler
6 2 (2.20%) VLAN
7 1 (1.10%) ADSL
7 1 (1.10%) DHCP
7 1 (1.10%) MPLS
7 1 (1.10%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (1.10%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.10%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.89%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.59%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.30%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.30%) SQLPlus
4 2 (2.20%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (2.20%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (2.20%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.10%) Big Data
5 1 (1.10%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.10%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.10%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.10%) Redis
5 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.10%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 3 (3.30%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.20%) Android Studio
2 2 (2.20%) MSI
3 1 (1.10%) AppVeyor
3 1 (1.10%) InstallShield
3 1 (1.10%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.10%) Subversion
3 1 (1.10%) TestPartner
3 1 (1.10%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (1.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (2.20%) Games
2 1 (1.10%) French Language
2 1 (1.10%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (14.29%) Analyst
2 11 (12.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (12.09%) IT Support
3 9 (9.89%) Support Engineer
4 8 (8.79%) Desktop Engineer
5 7 (7.69%) Applications Support
6 6 (6.59%) Desktop Support
6 6 (6.59%) Developer
7 5 (5.49%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 5 (5.49%) Service Analyst
7 5 (5.49%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (5.49%) Windows Engineer
8 4 (4.40%) C# Developer
8 4 (4.40%) IT Technician
8 4 (4.40%) Support Analyst
8 4 (4.40%) Wintel Engineer
9 3 (3.30%) 1st Line Support
9 3 (3.30%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (3.30%) Administrator
9 3 (3.30%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.69%) .NET
2 5 (5.49%) SAML
3 4 (4.40%) WCF
4 3 (3.30%) CSS
4 3 (3.30%) Entity Framework
4 3 (3.30%) jQuery
4 3 (3.30%) Web Services
4 3 (3.30%) WinForms
4 3 (3.30%) XML
5 2 (2.20%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.20%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.10%) Ajax
6 1 (1.10%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.10%) Kafka
6 1 (1.10%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (1.10%) LINQ
6 1 (1.10%) LINQ to SQL
6 1 (1.10%) RequireJS
6 1 (1.10%) SailPoint
6 1 (1.10%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.49%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.30%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.20%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.20%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (2.20%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.20%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.20%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.20%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.20%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.10%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.10%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.10%) PKI
5 1 (1.10%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.10%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.10%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.10%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 38 (41.76%) Windows Server
2 31 (34.07%) Windows 10
3 18 (19.78%) Windows 7
4 16 (17.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (9.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (5.49%) Linux
6 5 (5.49%) Windows XP
7 3 (3.30%) Unix
7 3 (3.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.20%) Android
8 2 (2.20%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.10%) SUSE
9 1 (1.10%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (15.38%) Migration
2 13 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 8 (8.79%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (6.59%) ITIL
5 5 (5.49%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (5.49%) Performance Management
6 4 (4.40%) DevOps
6 4 (4.40%) MVC
6 4 (4.40%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (4.40%) Time Management
7 3 (3.30%) Break/Fix
7 3 (3.30%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (3.30%) High Availability
7 3 (3.30%) Incident Management
7 3 (3.30%) OO
7 3 (3.30%) Problem Management
7 3 (3.30%) Process Improvement
7 3 (3.30%) Service Delivery
8 2 (2.20%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (2.20%) Continuous Improvement Process
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.19%) SQL
2 7 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 5 (5.49%) C#
3 5 (5.49%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.30%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.20%) MATLAB
5 2 (2.20%) Python
6 1 (1.10%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.10%) Korn
6 1 (1.10%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.10%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (5.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (4.40%) MCSA
3 3 (3.30%) MCSE
4 2 (2.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.10%) CCA
5 1 (1.10%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.10%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.10%) MCDST
5 1 (1.10%) MCP
5 1 (1.10%) PMP
5 1 (1.10%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.10%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.79%) SLA
2 2 (2.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.10%) QA
System Software
1 43 (47.25%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.40%) vSphere
4 3 (3.30%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (3.30%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (3.30%) XenDesktop
4 3 (3.30%) XenServer
5 2 (2.20%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.20%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.10%) DFS Replication
6 1 (1.10%) Docker
6 1 (1.10%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.10%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.10%) VMware NSX
6 1 (1.10%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (15.38%) SCCM
2 8 (8.79%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (3.30%) WSUS
4 2 (2.20%) SCOM
4 2 (2.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (2.20%) Terraform
5 1 (1.10%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.10%) Grafana
5 1 (1.10%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.10%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.10%) Packer
5 1 (1.10%) Prometheus
5 1 (1.10%) Puppet
5 1 (1.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.10%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 30 (32.97%) Microsoft
2 19 (20.88%) VMware
3 14 (15.38%) Citrix
4 5 (5.49%) HP
4 5 (5.49%) Oracle
5 4 (4.40%) Veeam
6 3 (3.30%) Apple
6 3 (3.30%) Dell
6 3 (3.30%) ServiceNow
7 2 (2.20%) Adobe
7 2 (2.20%) Autodesk
7 2 (2.20%) Cisco
7 2 (2.20%) CommVault
7 2 (2.20%) IBM
7 2 (2.20%) SAP
7 2 (2.20%) Tableau
7 2 (2.20%) Virgin Media
8 1 (1.10%) Brocade
8 1 (1.10%) Fujitsu
8 1 (1.10%) Ivanti