Period
to 22 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 2 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows 95 90 135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 19.83% 17.72% 19.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 87.16% 78.95% 73.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 53 102
Southampton median daily rate £300 £320 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -5.19% +5.47%
10th Percentile £115 £154 £256
90th Percentile £400 £509 £375
Hampshire median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 19
Southampton median hourly rate £20.00 £12.38 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.62% -29.29% -33.96%
10th Percentile £12.95 £10.46 £12.65
90th Percentile £33.12 £15.05 £45.10
Hampshire median hourly rate £16.27 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +12.19% -9.38% +6.67%

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 109 114 183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 22.76% 22.44% 26.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 69 132
Southampton median daily rate £300 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% -7.14% -
10th Percentile £116 £155 £264
90th Percentile £418 £514 £399
Hampshire median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year +1.97% +4.83% +5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 23
Southampton median hourly rate £27.38 £12.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +119.00% -37.50% -24.53%
10th Percentile £14.50 £10.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £50.35 £15.50 £47.00
Hampshire median hourly rate £21.63 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +44.20% -14.29% +9.38%

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 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Southampton

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 34 (35.79%) Active Directory
2 33 (34.74%) SQL Server
3 30 (31.58%) Microsoft
4 28 (29.47%) Windows Server
5 24 (25.26%) VMware
6 21 (22.11%) .NET
7 19 (20.00%) C#
7 19 (20.00%) TCP/IP
7 19 (20.00%) Windows 10
8 18 (18.95%) SQL
9 15 (15.79%) Windows 7
10 14 (14.74%) Office 365
10 14 (14.74%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (13.68%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (12.63%) XML
13 11 (11.58%) Cisco
13 11 (11.58%) Network Security
14 10 (10.53%) Multithreading
14 10 (10.53%) OWASP
14 10 (10.53%) WCF
14 10 (10.53%) WiX
14 10 (10.53%) Elasticsearch
14 10 (10.53%) OOD
14 10 (10.53%) Visual Studio
15 9 (9.47%) Microsoft Office
15 9 (9.47%) C++
15 9 (9.47%) Migration
15 9 (9.47%) Windows Server 2012
16 8 (8.42%) Windows 8
16 8 (8.42%) MS Exchange

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 10 (10.53%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (8.42%) MS Exchange
3 5 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (5.26%) Skype for Business
4 4 (4.21%) Apache
4 4 (4.21%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.05%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 9 (9.47%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (7.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (4.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (14.74%) Office 365
2 5 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.16%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.05%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 11 (11.58%) Network Security
3 8 (8.42%) CTI
4 7 (7.37%) LAN
5 5 (5.26%) DNS
5 5 (5.26%) Firewall
6 4 (4.21%) DHCP
7 3 (3.16%) NetScaler
7 3 (3.16%) Skype
7 3 (3.16%) WAN
7 3 (3.16%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (2.11%) SAN
8 2 (2.11%) VPN
9 1 (1.05%) ADSL
9 1 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (1.05%) Internet
9 1 (1.05%) SMS
9 1 (1.05%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (34.74%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.21%) MySQL
3 1 (1.05%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.05%) SAP HANA
3 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (10.53%) Visual Studio
1 10 (10.53%) WiX
2 5 (5.26%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.21%) Selenium
3 4 (4.21%) SoapUI
3 4 (4.21%) Subversion
4 2 (2.11%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (1.05%) NuGet
5 1 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.05%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (5.26%) Back Office
2 4 (4.21%) Finance
2 4 (4.21%) Retail
3 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (14.74%) Developer
2 9 (9.47%) .NET Developer
2 9 (9.47%) 2nd Line Support
2 9 (9.47%) Analyst
2 9 (9.47%) Support Engineer
3 8 (8.42%) Desktop Support
4 7 (7.37%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 7 (7.37%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 7 (7.37%) Software Developer
4 7 (7.37%) Software Engineer
5 6 (6.32%) .NET Software Developer
5 6 (6.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (6.32%) VB.NET Developer
5 6 (6.32%) Windows Engineer
6 5 (5.26%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 5 (5.26%) Administrator
6 5 (5.26%) Architect
6 5 (5.26%) IT Support
7 4 (4.21%) Desktop Technician
7 4 (4.21%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (22.11%) .NET
2 12 (12.63%) XML
3 10 (10.53%) WCF
4 6 (6.32%) Web Services
5 5 (5.26%) CSS
5 5 (5.26%) HTML
6 4 (4.21%) Ajax
6 4 (4.21%) jQuery
6 4 (4.21%) LAMP
7 2 (2.11%) SOAP
8 1 (1.05%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.05%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.05%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (1.05%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (1.05%) Node.js
8 1 (1.05%) SAP Basis
8 1 (1.05%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.21%) CMDB
2 4 (4.21%) iPad
2 4 (4.21%) iPhone
3 2 (2.11%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.11%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.05%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.05%) Handset
4 1 (1.05%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 28 (29.47%) Windows Server
2 19 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 15 (15.79%) Windows 7
4 13 (13.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (9.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (8.42%) Windows 8
7 5 (5.26%) Linux
8 4 (4.21%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.11%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.05%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (14.74%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (10.53%) Multithreading
2 10 (10.53%) OOD
2 10 (10.53%) OWASP
3 9 (9.47%) Migration
4 7 (7.37%) ITIL
4 7 (7.37%) Software Engineering
5 6 (6.32%) Refactoring
6 5 (5.26%) MVC
6 5 (5.26%) SDLC
6 5 (5.26%) TDD
6 5 (5.26%) Test Automation
7 4 (4.21%) BDD
7 4 (4.21%) Performance Testing
7 4 (4.21%) Post-Production
7 4 (4.21%) Regression Testing
7 4 (4.21%) Scrum
7 4 (4.21%) Software Testing
7 4 (4.21%) Test Planning
7 4 (4.21%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 19 (20.00%) C#
2 18 (18.95%) SQL
3 9 (9.47%) C++
4 6 (6.32%) VB.NET
5 5 (5.26%) JavaScript
6 4 (4.21%) PHP
6 4 (4.21%) PowerShell
6 4 (4.21%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.05%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.05%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (5.26%) Degree
2 4 (4.21%) ISEB
2 4 (4.21%) SC Cleared
2 4 (4.21%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.16%) CCNA
3 3 (3.16%) CCSA
3 3 (3.16%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (3.16%) MCSE
3 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.11%) CCDP
4 2 (2.11%) CCNP
5 1 (1.05%) VCAP
5 1 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.11%) MIL-STD-1553
System Software
1 34 (35.79%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.26%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.16%) BitLocker
4 3 (3.16%) Firmware
4 3 (3.16%) VMware Workstation
4 3 (3.16%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.11%) vSphere
5 2 (2.11%) XenServer
6 1 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.05%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.05%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (6.32%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (2.11%) Backup Exec
2 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (2.11%) SCCM
3 1 (1.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 30 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 24 (25.26%) VMware
3 11 (11.58%) Cisco
4 7 (7.37%) Citrix
4 7 (7.37%) Symantec
5 5 (5.26%) Veeam
6 4 (4.21%) HP
7 3 (3.16%) NetApp
8 2 (2.11%) Acronis
8 2 (2.11%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.11%) Dell
8 2 (2.11%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.05%) Acme Packet
9 1 (1.05%) BMC
9 1 (1.05%) Intel
9 1 (1.05%) LANDesk
9 1 (1.05%) Lotus
9 1 (1.05%) Remedy
9 1 (1.05%) SAP
9 1 (1.05%) Sonus