The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bournemouth region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 14 5 10
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 5 17 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bournemouth 5.62% 16.83% 14.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.71% 68.00% 45.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 6
Average daily rate £140 £165 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% -37.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £117 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £221 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £295
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
Average hourly rate - £27.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -
Windows
Dorset

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Bournemouth region.

Operating Systems Category
Bournemouth
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
14 25 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bournemouth 15.73% 24.75% 30.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 11
Average daily rate £180 £165 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -37.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £115 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £353 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
Average hourly rate - £27.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Bournemouth

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Bournemouth region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Bournemouth

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Bournemouth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Bournemouth region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Bournemouth

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Bournemouth

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Bournemouth region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Bournemouth

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Bournemouth

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Bournemouth

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bournemouth

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bournemouth region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows.

1 13 (59.09%) Active Directory
2 12 (54.55%) Windows 7
3 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
3 9 (40.91%) Citrix
3 9 (40.91%) MS Office
4 8 (36.36%) C#
5 7 (31.82%) .NET
5 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
5 7 (31.82%) Patch Management
5 7 (31.82%) QA
5 7 (31.82%) XenApp
6 6 (27.27%) Unit Testing
6 6 (27.27%) Windows Server
7 5 (22.73%) VMware
7 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (22.73%) ITIL
7 5 (22.73%) Windows XP
7 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (22.73%) Windows CE
7 5 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (18.18%) PowerShell
8 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (18.18%) vSphere
8 4 (18.18%) Bash Shell
8 4 (18.18%) Symantec
8 4 (18.18%) Web Services
8 4 (18.18%) MS Exchange
8 4 (18.18%) Linux
8 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
8 4 (18.18%) Perl

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bournemouth by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bournemouth region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 3 (13.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (40.91%) MS Office
2 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) Broadband
1 2 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (4.55%) Firewall
2 1 (4.55%) PABX
2 1 (4.55%) VLAN
2 1 (4.55%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) SpecFlow
2 2 (9.09%) JIRA
2 2 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (9.09%) TestComplete
2 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.55%) Subversion
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Support Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) C# Developer
2 5 (22.73%) Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Desktop Support
3 4 (18.18%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) .NET Developer
4 3 (13.64%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (13.64%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) BlackBerry Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Blackberry Support
5 2 (9.09%) Citrix Support
5 2 (9.09%) Citrix Support Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Developer in Test
5 2 (9.09%) IT Technician
5 2 (9.09%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (31.82%) .NET
2 4 (18.18%) Web Services
3 3 (13.64%) .NET Compact Framework
3 3 (13.64%) .NET Framework
3 3 (13.64%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.55%) CCTV
2 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.55%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (4.55%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.55%) NHS
2 1 (4.55%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 12 (54.55%) Windows 7
2 6 (27.27%) Windows Server
3 5 (22.73%) Windows CE
3 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (22.73%) Windows XP
4 4 (18.18%) Linux
4 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Patch Management
2 6 (27.27%) Unit Testing
3 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (22.73%) ITIL
4 4 (18.18%) Data Security
5 3 (13.64%) ITIL V3
5 3 (13.64%) Manual Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Scrum
5 3 (13.64%) Web Development
6 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (9.09%) Functional Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Issue Tracking
6 2 (9.09%) Line Management
6 2 (9.09%) Load Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
6 2 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Performance Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
6 2 (9.09%) Software Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) C#
2 4 (18.18%) Bash Shell
2 4 (18.18%) Perl
2 4 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 4 (18.18%) VBScript
3 3 (13.64%) SQL
4 1 (4.55%) VB
4 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
4 1 (4.55%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) ISEB
1 2 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (9.09%) MCDST
1 2 (9.09%) MCP
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (31.82%) QA
System Software
1 13 (59.09%) Active Directory
2 7 (31.82%) XenApp
3 5 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (18.18%) VMware ESX
4 4 (18.18%) vSphere
5 1 (4.55%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Citrix
1 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
2 5 (22.73%) VMware
3 4 (18.18%) Symantec
4 3 (13.64%) Apple
4 3 (13.64%) BMC
4 3 (13.64%) Remedy
5 1 (4.55%) F5
5 1 (4.55%) IBM
5 1 (4.55%) Mitel
5 1 (4.55%) SonicWALL
5 1 (4.55%) WatchGuard