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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 2 5
Rank change year-on-year -5 +3  
Contract jobs citing Windows 31 53 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 11.97% 18.73% 16.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 77.50% 79.10% 54.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 39 36
Median daily rate £293 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £145 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £425 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 8
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.28% +27.27%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year -6.45% +5.08%  

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 40 67 126
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 15.44% 23.67% 29.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 48 66
Median daily rate £375 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.06% +5.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £150 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 9
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.42% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £10.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £29.60 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

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

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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 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows in Southampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Southampton

Windows
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 31 (40.26%) VMware
2 26 (33.77%) Active Directory
3 23 (29.87%) Microsoft
4 20 (25.97%) Linux
4 20 (25.97%) Windows 7
5 18 (23.38%) Windows Server
6 16 (20.78%) IaaS
6 16 (20.78%) PaaS
7 15 (19.48%) ITIL
7 15 (19.48%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (18.18%) Service Management
9 13 (16.88%) Scrum
9 13 (16.88%) MS Excel
9 13 (16.88%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (14.29%) MS Office
10 11 (14.29%) Cisco
11 9 (11.69%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (10.39%) Jenkins
12 8 (10.39%) User Stories
12 8 (10.39%) Citrix
12 8 (10.39%) CA
12 8 (10.39%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (10.39%) SCCM
12 8 (10.39%) Puppet
12 8 (10.39%) Windows 8
13 7 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
13 7 (9.09%) Security Cleared
13 7 (9.09%) Git (software)
13 7 (9.09%) Windows XP
13 7 (9.09%) SQL

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 4 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (5.19%) IBM Notes
1 4 (5.19%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (3.90%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.60%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.60%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.30%) IIS
4 1 (1.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (16.88%) MS Excel
2 11 (14.29%) MS Office
3 2 (2.60%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 16 (20.78%) IaaS
1 16 (20.78%) PaaS
2 7 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (6.49%) Office 365
4 2 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.60%) SaaS
5 1 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.30%) G Suite
5 1 (1.30%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.30%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.19%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.90%) LAN
2 3 (3.90%) SAN
3 2 (2.60%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (2.60%) DNS
3 2 (2.60%) Firewall
3 2 (2.60%) NetScaler
3 2 (2.60%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (2.60%) VPN
3 2 (2.60%) WAN
4 1 (1.30%) DHCP
4 1 (1.30%) Internet
4 1 (1.30%) LDAP
4 1 (1.30%) NAS
4 1 (1.30%) Skype
4 1 (1.30%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.19%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.60%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.30%) DB2
3 1 (1.30%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (1.30%) GIS
3 1 (1.30%) Kalido
3 1 (1.30%) MySQL
3 1 (1.30%) SAP Data Services
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (10.39%) Jenkins
2 7 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.90%) Maven
4 2 (2.60%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.30%) NuGet
5 1 (1.30%) Selenium
5 1 (1.30%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (3.90%) Finance
2 1 (1.30%) Back Office
2 1 (1.30%) Banking
2 1 (1.30%) Electronics
2 1 (1.30%) Legal
2 1 (1.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (20.78%) Support Engineer
2 15 (19.48%) Analyst
3 8 (10.39%) Desktop Support
4 7 (9.09%) Architect
4 7 (9.09%) IT Support
5 6 (7.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 6 (7.79%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (7.79%) Desktop Engineer
5 6 (7.79%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 6 (7.79%) Service Analyst
5 6 (7.79%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (6.49%) 1st Line Support
6 5 (6.49%) Business Analyst
6 5 (6.49%) Consultant
7 4 (5.19%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) IT Support Technician
7 4 (5.19%) IT Technician
7 4 (5.19%) Support Analyst
7 4 (5.19%) Support Technician
7 4 (5.19%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.19%) Web Services
2 3 (3.90%) .NET
3 2 (2.60%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.60%) LINQ
3 2 (2.60%) RESTful
3 2 (2.60%) SOAP
3 2 (2.60%) WCF
3 2 (2.60%) XML
4 1 (1.30%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (1.30%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (1.30%) Entity Framework
4 1 (1.30%) LINQ to SQL
4 1 (1.30%) SignalR
4 1 (1.30%) STL
4 1 (1.30%) Task Parallel Library
4 1 (1.30%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (5.19%) Driving Licence
2 3 (3.90%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.60%) FMCG
3 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.60%) NHS
4 1 (1.30%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.30%) CMDB
4 1 (1.30%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.30%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.30%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.30%) iPad
4 1 (1.30%) iPhone
4 1 (1.30%) iSeries
4 1 (1.30%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.30%) PKI
4 1 (1.30%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.30%) Replication
4 1 (1.30%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.30%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (25.97%) Linux
1 20 (25.97%) Windows 7
2 18 (23.38%) Windows Server
3 13 (16.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (11.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (10.39%) Windows 8
6 7 (9.09%) Windows XP
7 3 (3.90%) Unix
7 3 (3.90%) Windows 10
8 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.30%) Android
9 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (19.48%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (19.48%) ITIL
2 14 (18.18%) Service Management
3 13 (16.88%) Scrum
4 8 (10.39%) User Stories
5 5 (6.49%) DevOps
6 3 (3.90%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (3.90%) Knowledge Management
6 3 (3.90%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (3.90%) Server Building
6 3 (3.90%) Service Design
6 3 (3.90%) TOGAF
7 2 (2.60%) Analytics
7 2 (2.60%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (2.60%) Migration
7 2 (2.60%) Patch Management
7 2 (2.60%) Software Engineering
7 2 (2.60%) Unit Testing
7 2 (2.60%) Workflow
8 1 (1.30%) Inmon Methodology
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.09%) SQL
2 5 (6.49%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.19%) C#
3 4 (5.19%) Java
3 4 (5.19%) PHP
3 4 (5.19%) Python
4 3 (3.90%) Ruby
5 2 (2.60%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.60%) C++
5 2 (2.60%) Groovy
5 2 (2.60%) VB
6 1 (1.30%) C
6 1 (1.30%) Perl
6 1 (1.30%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.30%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.49%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.19%) Degree
3 4 (5.19%) MCSE
3 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.60%) CCNA
4 2 (2.60%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.30%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.30%) CCDP
5 1 (1.30%) CCNP
5 1 (1.30%) ISEB
5 1 (1.30%) MCITP
5 1 (1.30%) MCP
5 1 (1.30%) MCSA
5 1 (1.30%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (1.30%) RHCE
5 1 (1.30%) RHCSA
5 1 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.60%) Data Quality
1 2 (2.60%) SLA
2 1 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 26 (33.77%) Active Directory
2 8 (10.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.49%) Hyper-V
4 4 (5.19%) vSphere
5 3 (3.90%) XenDesktop
5 3 (3.90%) XenServer
6 2 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.60%) XenApp
7 1 (1.30%) Firmware
7 1 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.30%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.30%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (10.39%) Puppet
1 8 (10.39%) SCCM
2 7 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.90%) Ansible
3 3 (3.90%) Terraform
4 1 (1.30%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.30%) SCOM
4 1 (1.30%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 31 (40.26%) VMware
2 23 (29.87%) Microsoft
3 11 (14.29%) Cisco
4 8 (10.39%) CA
4 8 (10.39%) Citrix
5 5 (6.49%) BMC
5 5 (6.49%) Remedy
6 4 (5.19%) Lotus
7 3 (3.90%) HP
7 3 (3.90%) Oracle
8 2 (2.60%) Dell
8 2 (2.60%) EMC
8 2 (2.60%) Splunk
8 2 (2.60%) Symantec
9 1 (1.30%) AppSense
9 1 (1.30%) Google
9 1 (1.30%) IBM
9 1 (1.30%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.30%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.30%) Xamarin