The first table below looks at the demand for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Dorchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Dorchester region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 1 - 1
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorchester 70.00% - 100.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% - 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£463 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Dorchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
7 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorchester 70.00% - 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate £475 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
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Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorchester

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Dorchester

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Dorchester

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

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Dorchester

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Dorchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Dorchester region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Dorchester

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Dorchester

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Dorchester

Windows
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Dorchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Dorchester 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 6 (54.55%) SC Cleared
1 6 (54.55%) Security Cleared
2 5 (45.45%) Windows 7
3 4 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (36.36%) Linux
3 4 (36.36%) Red Hat
4 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
5 2 (18.18%) Apple
5 2 (18.18%) MS Office
6 1 (9.09%) UNIX
6 1 (9.09%) C#
6 1 (9.09%) C++
6 1 (9.09%) Java
6 1 (9.09%) Python
6 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
6 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
6 1 (9.09%) NHS
6 1 (9.09%) OLE
6 1 (9.09%) Telerik
6 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
6 1 (9.09%) WPF
6 1 (9.09%) SCCM
6 1 (9.09%) MVVM
6 1 (9.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (9.09%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 1 (9.09%) Task Parallel Library

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Dorchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Dorchester 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.

Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Office
2 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Administrator
1 4 (36.36%) Linux Administrator
2 3 (27.27%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (18.18%) Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Service Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) OLE
1 1 (9.09%) WPF
1 1 (9.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 1 (9.09%) Managed Extensibility Framework
1 1 (9.09%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows 7
2 4 (36.36%) Linux
2 4 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (9.09%) UNIX
3 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
1 1 (9.09%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) C#
1 1 (9.09%) C++
1 1 (9.09%) Java
1 1 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) SC Cleared
1 6 (54.55%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Red Hat
2 2 (18.18%) Apple
3 1 (9.09%) Telerik