Period
to 17 October 2018

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 17 October 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
South East > West Sussex
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 7 12
Rank change year-on-year 0 +5 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows 167 121 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 15.11% 12.14% 9.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.05% 49.39% 47.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 79 85
West Sussex median daily rate £413 £285 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +44.74% -12.31% +6.56%
10th Percentile £147 £110 £130
90th Percentile £544 £490 £437
South East median daily rate £375 £358 £350
% change year-on-year +4.90% +2.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 19
West Sussex median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.50 £10.28
90th Percentile £51.00 £38.56 £46.35
South East median hourly rate £16.83 £16.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.57% +8.33% -13.03%

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 309 245 266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 27.96% 24.57% 19.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 149 147
West Sussex median daily rate £433 £410 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.49% +12.33% +5.80%
10th Percentile £208 £130 £157
90th Percentile £575 £539 £488
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 31 21
West Sussex median hourly rate £49.50 £45.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +100.00% +40.63%
10th Percentile £14.89 £12.75 £10.29
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.25 £49.50
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.06
% change year-on-year - +2.58% -5.22%

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 17 October 2018.

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 17 October 2018.

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 17 October 2018. 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
Worthing +17 53 £425 -12.95% 4
Crawley -1 46 £413 +112.90% 8
Gatwick +4 22 £406 +35.42% 5
Haywards Heath +1 4 - - 1
Horsham -11 4 £420 +250.00% 4
East Grinstead -2 1 - - 1
Windows
South East

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 West Sussex region with a requirement for Windows.

1 72 (43.11%) Active Directory
2 55 (32.93%) Microsoft
3 48 (28.74%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (26.95%) Unix
5 43 (25.75%) SQL
5 43 (25.75%) Windows Server
6 42 (25.15%) Linux
7 41 (24.55%) Java
8 38 (22.75%) XML
9 30 (17.96%) Configuration Management
9 30 (17.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 29 (17.37%) Oracle
10 29 (17.37%) Finance
10 29 (17.37%) Test Automation
11 28 (16.77%) JIRA
11 28 (16.77%) Windows 10
12 27 (16.17%) Selenium
12 27 (16.17%) VMware
13 26 (15.57%) Microsoft Office
13 26 (15.57%) Citrix
13 26 (15.57%) Windows 7
13 26 (15.57%) Puppet
14 25 (14.97%) XenApp
14 25 (14.97%) DevOps
15 24 (14.37%) ITIL
15 24 (14.37%) JavaScript
16 23 (13.77%) C#
16 23 (13.77%) TCP/IP
16 23 (13.77%) Cucumber
17 21 (12.57%) Open Source

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 21 (12.57%) WebLogic
2 18 (10.78%) Confluence
3 17 (10.18%) Tomcat
4 16 (9.58%) nginx
5 15 (8.98%) MS Exchange
6 7 (4.19%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (4.19%) JBoss
7 6 (3.59%) Apache
7 6 (3.59%) IIS
7 6 (3.59%) SharePoint
7 6 (3.59%) Skype for Business
8 4 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.20%) CMS
9 2 (1.20%) SAS
9 2 (1.20%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.60%) OpenROAD
10 1 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.60%) WebSphere
Applications
1 26 (15.57%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.20%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 21 (12.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (9.58%) Google Analytics
3 12 (7.19%) Office 365
4 10 (5.99%) GitHub
5 8 (4.79%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (2.40%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (2.40%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (1.80%) IaaS
8 1 (0.60%) Amazon Glacier
8 1 (0.60%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.60%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (13.77%) TCP/IP
2 19 (11.38%) SSL
3 18 (10.78%) HTTP
4 13 (7.78%) Firewall
5 12 (7.19%) DHCP
6 10 (5.99%) DNS
7 6 (3.59%) VPN
8 4 (2.40%) Network Security
8 4 (2.40%) NFC
8 4 (2.40%) Wireless
9 3 (1.80%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 3 (1.80%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (1.80%) SAN
9 3 (1.80%) SMS
9 3 (1.80%) VLAN
10 2 (1.20%) Internet
10 2 (1.20%) LAN
10 2 (1.20%) NetScaler
10 2 (1.20%) Skype
10 2 (1.20%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.18%) MongoDB
2 16 (9.58%) NoSQL
3 11 (6.59%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.40%) DB2
5 3 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.20%) MySQL
6 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.60%) GIS
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 28 (16.77%) JIRA
2 27 (16.17%) Selenium
3 23 (13.77%) Cucumber
4 21 (12.57%) Gatling
5 19 (11.38%) Jenkins
6 16 (9.58%) Ant
6 16 (9.58%) IntelliJ
7 15 (8.98%) Git (software)
8 12 (7.19%) Toad
9 11 (6.59%) Visual Studio
10 10 (5.99%) Grunt
10 10 (5.99%) gulp
10 10 (5.99%) Karma Test Runner
10 10 (5.99%) Sublime Text
11 9 (5.39%) Eclipse
12 8 (4.79%) SoapUI
13 6 (3.59%) JUnit
13 6 (3.59%) Team Foundation Server
14 5 (2.99%) SonarQube
14 5 (2.99%) Subversion
General
1 29 (17.37%) Finance
2 13 (7.78%) Back Office
3 7 (4.19%) Online Betting
4 6 (3.59%) Publishing
4 6 (3.59%) Retail
5 5 (2.99%) Marketing
6 3 (1.80%) Avionics
6 3 (1.80%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.80%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.20%) Games
8 1 (0.60%) Banking
8 1 (0.60%) Military
8 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 52 (31.14%) Analyst
2 23 (13.77%) Developer
2 23 (13.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 20 (11.98%) Architect
4 16 (9.58%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 14 (8.38%) Test Analyst
6 12 (7.19%) Business Analyst
7 10 (5.99%) 3rd Line Support
7 10 (5.99%) Scala Developer
7 10 (5.99%) VMware Engineer
7 10 (5.99%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (4.79%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
8 8 (4.79%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 8 (4.79%) Citrix Support
8 8 (4.79%) Infrastructure Support
8 8 (4.79%) Java Developer
9 7 (4.19%) 2nd Line Support
9 7 (4.19%) Security Architect
9 7 (4.19%) Support Engineer
10 6 (3.59%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (22.75%) XML
2 16 (9.58%) Gherkin
2 16 (9.58%) Node.js
2 16 (9.58%) Servlets
3 15 (8.98%) SOAP
4 14 (8.38%) JSON
5 13 (7.78%) CSS
6 12 (7.19%) AngularJS
6 12 (7.19%) Play Framework
7 11 (6.59%) jQuery
8 9 (5.39%) HTML
9 8 (4.79%) Web Services
10 7 (4.19%) REST
10 7 (4.19%) Spring
11 6 (3.59%) EJB
11 6 (3.59%) Hibernate
11 6 (3.59%) HTML5
11 6 (3.59%) J2EE
11 6 (3.59%) J2SE
12 3 (1.80%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.38%) Data Centre
1 14 (8.38%) Self-Motivation
2 12 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.39%) Computer Science
4 7 (4.19%) Driving Licence
4 7 (4.19%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.40%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.80%) iPhone
7 2 (1.20%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.20%) Cloud Native
7 2 (1.20%) Clustering
7 2 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.60%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.60%) FlexPod
8 1 (0.60%) iPad
8 1 (0.60%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.60%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.60%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.60%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 45 (26.95%) Unix
2 43 (25.75%) Windows Server
3 42 (25.15%) Linux
4 28 (16.77%) Windows 10
5 26 (15.57%) Windows 7
6 16 (9.58%) Ubuntu
7 14 (8.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (7.19%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (6.59%) CentOS
10 9 (5.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (4.19%) Solaris
11 7 (4.19%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.80%) Windows XP
13 2 (1.20%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.60%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (28.74%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (17.96%) Configuration Management
2 30 (17.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 29 (17.37%) Test Automation
4 25 (14.97%) DevOps
5 24 (14.37%) ITIL
6 21 (12.57%) Open Source
7 20 (11.98%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (11.38%) Migration
9 18 (10.78%) Analytics
9 18 (10.78%) Waterfall
10 17 (10.18%) SDLC
11 16 (9.58%) Problem-Solving
12 15 (8.98%) Microservices
13 14 (8.38%) Customer Requirements
13 14 (8.38%) Test Scripting
14 12 (7.19%) ERP
15 11 (6.59%) Data Analysis
15 11 (6.59%) Data Modelling
15 11 (6.59%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 43 (25.75%) SQL
2 41 (24.55%) Java
3 24 (14.37%) JavaScript
4 23 (13.77%) C#
5 17 (10.18%) Perl
6 16 (9.58%) Groovy
6 16 (9.58%) Haskell
6 16 (9.58%) Python
6 16 (9.58%) Ruby
6 16 (9.58%) Scala
7 12 (7.19%) PowerShell
8 9 (5.39%) Shell Script
9 6 (3.59%) C++
9 6 (3.59%) VBScript
10 2 (1.20%) R
11 1 (0.60%) Java 8
11 1 (0.60%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (10.78%) ISEB
1 18 (10.78%) ISTQB
1 18 (10.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 18 (10.78%) Security Cleared
2 15 (8.98%) SC Cleared
3 14 (8.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (7.78%) Degree
5 10 (5.99%) MCSE
6 8 (4.79%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (3.59%) MCSA
8 4 (2.40%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 4 (2.40%) CCSP
8 4 (2.40%) CISA
8 4 (2.40%) CISM
8 4 (2.40%) CISSP
8 4 (2.40%) CLAS
8 4 (2.40%) CREST Certified
8 4 (2.40%) IISP
8 4 (2.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (1.80%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.78%) QA
2 5 (2.99%) SLA
3 4 (2.40%) GDPR
3 4 (2.40%) ISAE 3402
3 4 (2.40%) ISO 22301
3 4 (2.40%) ISO 31000
3 4 (2.40%) ISO 9001
3 4 (2.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.40%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 4 (2.40%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.80%) DO-178B
5 2 (1.20%) PMO
System Software
1 72 (43.11%) Active Directory
2 25 (14.97%) XenApp
3 19 (11.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (11.38%) XenDesktop
4 13 (7.78%) Docker
5 12 (7.19%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (5.99%) vSphere
7 9 (5.39%) Hyper-V
8 5 (2.99%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (2.40%) ISA Server
9 4 (2.40%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (1.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (1.20%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.60%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 26 (15.57%) Puppet
2 19 (11.38%) SCCM
3 16 (9.58%) Grafana
3 16 (9.58%) Kibana
4 9 (5.39%) vRealize
5 4 (2.40%) Nessus
5 4 (2.40%) Trend Micro Deep Security
6 3 (1.80%) Ansible
6 3 (1.80%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.20%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.20%) Terraform
8 1 (0.60%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.60%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.60%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.60%) WSUS
Vendors
1 55 (32.93%) Microsoft
2 29 (17.37%) Oracle
3 27 (16.17%) VMware
4 26 (15.57%) Citrix
5 20 (11.98%) Google
5 20 (11.98%) webMethods
6 14 (8.38%) Cisco
7 12 (7.19%) Adobe
7 12 (7.19%) IBM
8 11 (6.59%) HP
9 9 (5.39%) Red Hat
10 5 (2.99%) Okta
10 5 (2.99%) SAP
10 5 (2.99%) ServiceNow
11 4 (2.40%) ArcSight
11 4 (2.40%) Barracuda Networks
11 4 (2.40%) Centrify
11 4 (2.40%) Imperva
11 4 (2.40%) Qualys
11 4 (2.40%) SolarWinds