Period
to 19 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 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 19 January 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
South East > West Sussex
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 10 20
Rank change year-on-year +6 +10 -14
Contract jobs citing Windows 196 111 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 18.37% 11.21% 8.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.16% 50.45% 45.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 63 55
West Sussex median daily rate £413 £188 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +120.00% -42.31% +6.56%
10th Percentile £135 £108 £130
90th Percentile £550 £502 £438
South East median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 28 18
West Sussex median hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +28.57% -13.85%
10th Percentile £11.09 £12.93 £10.28
90th Percentile £42.20 £62.25 £34.00
South East median hourly rate £15.19 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -7.94% +10.00% -14.29%

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 West Sussex with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
West Sussex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 337 220 215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 31.58% 22.22% 18.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 114 116
West Sussex median daily rate £441 £450 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.94% +21.62% +4.23%
10th Percentile £159 £110 £219
90th Percentile £588 £613 £550
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 42 19
West Sussex median hourly rate £17.50 £45.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.11% +210.34% -13.43%
10th Percentile £11.47 £13.20 £10.28
90th Percentile £51.00 £60.90 £34.00
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.18
% change year-on-year -2.86% +8.19% -19.13%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows in West Sussex

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in West Sussex

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in West Sussex over the 6 months to 19 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in West Sussex

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in West Sussex

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in West Sussex

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in West Sussex over the 6 months to 19 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in West Sussex

Windows
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the West Sussex region over the 6 months to 19 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Crawley +2 60 £406 +151.94% 9
Worthing +17 59 £445 -11.44% 4
Gatwick +1 27 £475 +11.76% 3
Haywards Heath 0 6 £225 -
Horsham -11 6 £205 +70.83% 1
Windows
South East

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 West Sussex region with a requirement for Windows.

1 84 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 81 (41.33%) Active Directory
3 57 (29.08%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (29.08%) SQL
4 53 (27.04%) Unix
5 52 (26.53%) Windows Server
6 50 (25.51%) Microsoft Office
7 49 (25.00%) Linux
8 45 (22.96%) Java
9 44 (22.45%) XML
10 40 (20.41%) JIRA
11 38 (19.39%) Oracle
12 35 (17.86%) Configuration Management
13 33 (16.84%) Windows 10
14 32 (16.33%) DevOps
14 32 (16.33%) MS Exchange
15 31 (15.82%) C#
15 31 (15.82%) VMware
16 30 (15.31%) JavaScript
16 30 (15.31%) WebLogic
16 30 (15.31%) Citrix
16 30 (15.31%) Waterfall
16 30 (15.31%) Puppet
16 30 (15.31%) Office 365
16 30 (15.31%) Test Automation
16 30 (15.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 29 (14.80%) Selenium
17 29 (14.80%) Google
18 28 (14.29%) XenApp
18 28 (14.29%) TCP/IP

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex 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 32 (16.33%) MS Exchange
2 30 (15.31%) WebLogic
3 24 (12.24%) Confluence
4 21 (10.71%) nginx
4 21 (10.71%) Tomcat
5 17 (8.67%) Apache
5 17 (8.67%) JBoss
6 12 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (5.10%) IIS
8 9 (4.59%) SharePoint
9 7 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (3.06%) Skype for Business
11 4 (2.04%) SAS
12 3 (1.53%) MS Project Server
13 2 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
14 1 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
14 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
14 1 (0.51%) Office Communications Server
14 1 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
14 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
Applications
1 50 (25.51%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (4.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.55%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 30 (15.31%) Office 365
2 24 (12.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (10.71%) Google Analytics
4 20 (10.20%) GitHub
5 9 (4.59%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (4.08%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (2.04%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.53%) TestFlight
9 1 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.51%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 25 (12.76%) SSL
3 23 (11.73%) HTTP
4 18 (9.18%) DNS
5 17 (8.67%) DHCP
6 15 (7.65%) Firewall
7 11 (5.61%) VPN
8 8 (4.08%) NFC
9 5 (2.55%) LAN
9 5 (2.55%) Network Security
9 5 (2.55%) SAN
9 5 (2.55%) WAN
10 4 (2.04%) Skype
11 3 (1.53%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 3 (1.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 3 (1.53%) Internet
12 2 (1.02%) NetScaler
12 2 (1.02%) VLAN
12 2 (1.02%) Wireless
13 1 (0.51%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.71%) MongoDB
1 21 (10.71%) NoSQL
2 19 (9.69%) SQL Server
3 6 (3.06%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (2.55%) DB2
5 4 (2.04%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.53%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.53%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (1.53%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (1.02%) MySQL
8 1 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.51%) GIS
8 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 40 (20.41%) JIRA
2 29 (14.80%) Selenium
3 27 (13.78%) Cucumber
3 27 (13.78%) Gatling
4 24 (12.24%) Git (software)
5 23 (11.73%) Jenkins
6 21 (10.71%) Ant
6 21 (10.71%) IntelliJ
7 20 (10.20%) Eclipse
7 20 (10.20%) Grunt
7 20 (10.20%) gulp
7 20 (10.20%) Karma Test Runner
7 20 (10.20%) Sublime Text
8 17 (8.67%) JUnit
9 13 (6.63%) Visual Studio
10 11 (5.61%) Toad
11 8 (4.08%) SonarQube
12 5 (2.55%) Subversion
13 4 (2.04%) MSI
13 4 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 28 (14.29%) Finance
2 14 (7.14%) Back Office
3 6 (3.06%) Manufacturing
3 6 (3.06%) Online Betting
4 5 (2.55%) Publishing
5 3 (1.53%) Avionics
5 3 (1.53%) Banking
5 3 (1.53%) Military
5 3 (1.53%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.51%) Games
6 1 (0.51%) Retail
Job Titles
1 65 (33.16%) Analyst
2 27 (13.78%) Developer
3 24 (12.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 23 (11.73%) Architect
5 20 (10.20%) Business Analyst
6 16 (8.16%) 2nd Line Support
7 15 (7.65%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 15 (7.65%) Test Analyst
8 13 (6.63%) Support Analyst
9 12 (6.12%) Security Architect
10 11 (5.61%) IT Support
11 10 (5.10%) Support Engineer
12 8 (4.08%) .NET Developer
12 8 (4.08%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
12 8 (4.08%) Cloud Architect
12 8 (4.08%) Payments Architect
12 8 (4.08%) Scala Developer
12 8 (4.08%) VMware Engineer
12 8 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
13 7 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (22.45%) XML
2 22 (11.22%) Node.js
3 21 (10.71%) AngularJS
3 21 (10.71%) Gherkin
3 21 (10.71%) jQuery
3 21 (10.71%) Servlets
3 21 (10.71%) SOAP
4 20 (10.20%) JSON
5 19 (9.69%) CSS
5 19 (9.69%) HTML
6 18 (9.18%) Play Framework
6 18 (9.18%) Spring
7 17 (8.67%) EJB
7 17 (8.67%) Hibernate
7 17 (8.67%) HTML5
7 17 (8.67%) J2EE
7 17 (8.67%) J2SE
7 17 (8.67%) REST
8 9 (4.59%) Web Services
9 8 (4.08%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 26 (13.27%) Self-Motivation
2 16 (8.16%) Data Centre
3 14 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 11 (5.61%) Driving Licence
5 10 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (4.08%) Public Cloud
7 7 (3.57%) Blackberry
8 4 (2.04%) Clustering
9 2 (1.02%) IBM Storwize
9 2 (1.02%) iPhone
10 1 (0.51%) CMDB
10 1 (0.51%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.51%) FlexPod
10 1 (0.51%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.51%) iPad
10 1 (0.51%) PKI
10 1 (0.51%) Robotics
10 1 (0.51%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.51%) User Experience
10 1 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 53 (27.04%) Unix
2 52 (26.53%) Windows Server
3 49 (25.00%) Linux
4 33 (16.84%) Windows 10
5 23 (11.73%) Windows 7
6 21 (10.71%) Ubuntu
7 19 (9.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (8.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (5.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (4.59%) CentOS
10 9 (4.59%) Solaris
10 9 (4.59%) Windows 8
11 7 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (3.06%) Windows XP
13 3 (1.53%) Apple iOS
14 2 (1.02%) Android
14 2 (1.02%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.51%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (29.08%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (17.86%) Configuration Management
3 32 (16.33%) DevOps
4 30 (15.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 30 (15.31%) Test Automation
4 30 (15.31%) Waterfall
5 27 (13.78%) Migration
6 26 (13.27%) Open Source
7 25 (12.76%) ITIL
8 24 (12.24%) Problem-Solving
8 24 (12.24%) SDLC
9 23 (11.73%) Continuous Integration
10 21 (10.71%) Analytics
10 21 (10.71%) Lean Software Development
11 20 (10.20%) Microservices
12 17 (8.67%) Data Modelling
12 17 (8.67%) Systems Analysis
12 17 (8.67%) Test Scripting
12 17 (8.67%) Workshop Facilitation
13 16 (8.16%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 57 (29.08%) SQL
2 45 (22.96%) Java
3 31 (15.82%) C#
4 30 (15.31%) JavaScript
5 21 (10.71%) Groovy
5 21 (10.71%) Haskell
5 21 (10.71%) Perl
5 21 (10.71%) Python
5 21 (10.71%) Ruby
6 20 (10.20%) Scala
7 18 (9.18%) PowerShell
8 10 (5.10%) Shell Script
9 6 (3.06%) VB.NET
10 5 (2.55%) C++
10 5 (2.55%) VBScript
11 3 (1.53%) Apple Swift
11 3 (1.53%) Objective-C
11 3 (1.53%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.51%) R
Qualifications
1 20 (10.20%) Security Cleared
2 19 (9.69%) ISEB
2 19 (9.69%) ISTQB
2 19 (9.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 19 (9.69%) SC Cleared
3 16 (8.16%) Degree
4 15 (7.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (6.63%) MCSE
7 8 (4.08%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 8 (4.08%) CCSP
7 8 (4.08%) CISA
7 8 (4.08%) CISM
7 8 (4.08%) CISSP
7 8 (4.08%) CLAS
7 8 (4.08%) CREST Certified
7 8 (4.08%) IISP
8 5 (2.55%) CCNA
9 4 (2.04%) MCITP
10 3 (1.53%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 8 (4.08%) GDPR
2 8 (4.08%) ISAE 3402
2 8 (4.08%) ISO 22301
2 8 (4.08%) ISO 31000
2 8 (4.08%) ISO 9001
2 8 (4.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (4.08%) ISO/IEC 27005
2 8 (4.08%) PCI DSS
2 8 (4.08%) QA
3 3 (1.53%) DO-178B
3 3 (1.53%) SLA
4 2 (1.02%) PMO
System Software
1 81 (41.33%) Active Directory
2 28 (14.29%) XenApp
3 22 (11.22%) XenDesktop
4 18 (9.18%) Docker
5 17 (8.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (6.12%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (6.12%) vSphere
7 11 (5.61%) Hyper-V
8 8 (4.08%) ISA Server
9 6 (3.06%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (1.02%) XenServer
12 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 30 (15.31%) Puppet
2 25 (12.76%) SCCM
3 21 (10.71%) Grafana
3 21 (10.71%) Kibana
4 9 (4.59%) vRealize
5 8 (4.08%) Nessus
5 8 (4.08%) Trend Micro Deep Security
6 4 (2.04%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (1.53%) Ansible
7 3 (1.53%) BMC PATROL
7 3 (1.53%) SCOM
8 2 (1.02%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.02%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.51%) WSUS
Vendors
1 84 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 38 (19.39%) Oracle
3 31 (15.82%) VMware
4 30 (15.31%) Citrix
5 29 (14.80%) Google
6 26 (13.27%) webMethods
7 25 (12.76%) Cisco
8 18 (9.18%) IBM
9 12 (6.12%) Adobe
9 12 (6.12%) HP
10 10 (5.10%) Red Hat
11 9 (4.59%) Apple
12 8 (4.08%) Barracuda Networks
12 8 (4.08%) Imperva
12 8 (4.08%) McAfee
12 8 (4.08%) Qualys
12 8 (4.08%) SAP
12 8 (4.08%) Splunk
12 8 (4.08%) Trend Micro
12 8 (4.08%) Tripwire