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 7 July 2015 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 13 17 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bournemouth 14.94% 18.68% 28.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.90% 62.96% 66.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 25
Average daily rate
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£480 £393 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.29% +74.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £168 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £435 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 5
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.42 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% +5.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -6.45%
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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
21 27 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bournemouth 24.14% 29.67% 42.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 37
Average daily rate £325 £415 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.68% +32.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £160 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £481 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.42 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% +5.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%

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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 2015, 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 19 (54.29%) Active Directory
2 14 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 11 (31.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (31.43%) VMware
4 10 (28.57%) Banking
4 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 8 (22.86%) Citrix
5 8 (22.86%) C#
5 8 (22.86%) Linux
6 7 (20.00%) .NET
6 7 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 7 (20.00%) Web Services
6 7 (20.00%) Symantec
6 7 (20.00%) NAS
7 6 (17.14%) PowerShell
7 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (17.14%) QA
7 6 (17.14%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (17.14%) Migration
7 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (17.14%) MS Office
7 6 (17.14%) SQL
7 6 (17.14%) Windows XP
8 5 (14.29%) Device Driver
8 5 (14.29%) VMware ESX
8 5 (14.29%) WCF
8 5 (14.29%) Web Development
8 5 (14.29%) Unit Testing
8 5 (14.29%) vSphere
8 5 (14.29%) Windows 8

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bournemouth by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 (11.43%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.57%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (17.14%) MS Office
2 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.00%) NAS
2 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.71%) DNS
3 2 (5.71%) SAN
3 2 (5.71%) LAN
3 2 (5.71%) VoIP
3 2 (5.71%) WAN
3 2 (5.71%) Firewall
4 1 (2.86%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (2.86%) Internet
4 1 (2.86%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.57%) MS Access
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Subversion
2 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.86%) Maven
3 1 (2.86%) WiX
General
1 10 (28.57%) Banking
2 1 (2.86%) Retail
2 1 (2.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (14.29%) Analyst
1 5 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (11.43%) Support Engineer
2 4 (11.43%) Software Engineer
2 4 (11.43%) Developer
3 3 (8.57%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (8.57%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Mac Developer
4 2 (5.71%) Backup Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Senior Software Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Desktop Support
4 2 (5.71%) Service Analyst
5 1 (2.86%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (2.86%) .NET Developer
5 1 (2.86%) C# Developer
5 1 (2.86%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.00%) .NET
1 7 (20.00%) Web Services
2 5 (14.29%) WCF
3 3 (8.57%) SOAP
4 2 (5.71%) REST
4 2 (5.71%) Application Packaging
5 1 (2.86%) Ajax
5 1 (2.86%) HTML
5 1 (2.86%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Device Driver
2 3 (8.57%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.71%) Smartcard
4 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 8 (22.86%) Linux
3 6 (17.14%) Windows XP
3 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (14.29%) Windows 8
5 4 (11.43%) UNIX
6 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (5.71%) Mac OS X
7 2 (5.71%) Windows CE
8 1 (2.86%) AIX
8 1 (2.86%) Android
8 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.14%) Disaster Recovery
1 6 (17.14%) Migration
2 5 (14.29%) Web Development
2 5 (14.29%) Unit Testing
3 4 (11.43%) Data Security
3 4 (11.43%) Project Management
3 4 (11.43%) Patch Management
3 4 (11.43%) Software Engineering
4 3 (8.57%) High Availability
4 3 (8.57%) Server Building
4 3 (8.57%) ITIL
4 3 (8.57%) Time Management
5 2 (5.71%) UML
5 2 (5.71%) Embedded Software Development
6 1 (2.86%) SDLC
6 1 (2.86%) API Integration
6 1 (2.86%) OO
6 1 (2.86%) OOD
6 1 (2.86%) Regression Testing
6 1 (2.86%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.86%) C#
2 6 (17.14%) SQL
2 6 (17.14%) PowerShell
3 4 (11.43%) Bash Shell
3 4 (11.43%) VBScript
3 4 (11.43%) Perl
3 4 (11.43%) C++
4 3 (8.57%) Java
5 2 (5.71%) C
5 2 (5.71%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.86%) PHP
6 1 (2.86%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) MCSE
1 1 (2.86%) CCNA
1 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.86%) A+ Certification
1 1 (2.86%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.14%) QA
2 2 (5.71%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (54.29%) Active Directory
2 11 (31.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (14.29%) VMware ESX
3 5 (14.29%) vSphere
4 4 (11.43%) XenApp
5 3 (8.57%) VMware Server
6 1 (2.86%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.86%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) Tivoli
1 1 (2.86%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 11 (31.43%) VMware
2 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 8 (22.86%) Citrix
4 7 (20.00%) Symantec
5 3 (8.57%) Cisco
6 2 (5.71%) Apple
7 1 (2.86%) Remedy
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