The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 1 4
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 41 39 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 21.03% 20.86% 20.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 77.36% 81.25% 63.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 14 23
Average daily rate
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£173 £413 £205
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-58.20% +101.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £129 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £598 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 10
Average hourly rate £35.00 £16.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+112.12% -12.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.65 £12.83 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.00 £40.05 £59.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
Windows
South West

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

Operating Systems Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
53 48 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 27.18% 25.67% 31.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 20 41
Average daily rate £228 £425 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.47% +93.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £120 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £640 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 10
Average hourly rate £35.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+112.12% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.05 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Dorset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Dorset region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Dorset

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in Dorset

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Dorset region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Dorset

Windows
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth -4 16 £233 -45.29% 13
Poole - 8 £165 -
Weymouth - 3 - -
Windows
South West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 27 (34.62%) Active Directory
2 25 (32.05%) Microsoft
3 18 (23.08%) C#
4 17 (21.79%) Windows 7
5 16 (20.51%) Software Engineering
6 14 (17.95%) Windows 8
6 14 (17.95%) Visual Studio
6 14 (17.95%) VMware
7 13 (16.67%) Migration
7 13 (16.67%) C++
8 12 (15.38%) MS Excel
8 12 (15.38%) Windows XP
8 12 (15.38%) Windows CE
9 11 (14.10%) Citrix
10 10 (12.82%) .NET
10 10 (12.82%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (10.26%) Microsoft App-V
12 8 (10.26%) Subversion
12 8 (10.26%) Java
12 8 (10.26%) MS Exchange
12 8 (10.26%) SCCM
13 7 (8.97%) Application Packaging
13 7 (8.97%) Retail
13 7 (8.97%) Embedded Software Development
13 7 (8.97%) ITIL
13 7 (8.97%) Linux
13 7 (8.97%) UML
13 7 (8.97%) OO
13 7 (8.97%) SQL

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 8 (10.26%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 5 (6.41%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (3.85%) Lync
5 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.28%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.28%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (1.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.28%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.28%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.28%) JBoss
Applications
1 12 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.69%) NAS
2 4 (5.13%) VoIP
3 3 (3.85%) Firewall
3 3 (3.85%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.56%) SAN
4 2 (2.56%) DNS
4 2 (2.56%) WAN
4 2 (2.56%) LAN
5 1 (1.28%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.28%) Internet
5 1 (1.28%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.41%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.85%) MS Access
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 14 (17.95%) Visual Studio
2 8 (10.26%) Subversion
3 4 (5.13%) MSI
4 2 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.28%) WiX
5 1 (1.28%) Yeoman
5 1 (1.28%) Maven
General
1 7 (8.97%) Retail
2 4 (5.13%) Banking
3 2 (2.56%) Billing
4 1 (1.28%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (16.67%) Support Engineer
1 13 (16.67%) Developer
2 11 (14.10%) Software Engineer
3 10 (12.82%) Analyst
4 9 (11.54%) 2nd Line Support
5 8 (10.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (7.69%) Senior Software Engineer
7 5 (6.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (6.41%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (5.13%) Architect
8 4 (5.13%) Desktop Support
8 4 (5.13%) Applications Packager
8 4 (5.13%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (3.85%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 3 (3.85%) Rollout Engineer
9 3 (3.85%) Senior Systems Developer
9 3 (3.85%) C# Developer
9 3 (3.85%) Systems Developer
9 3 (3.85%) Senior Developer
9 3 (3.85%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.82%) .NET
2 7 (8.97%) Application Packaging
3 5 (6.41%) REST
3 5 (6.41%) SOAP
3 5 (6.41%) Web Services
4 1 (1.28%) .NET Compact Framework
4 1 (1.28%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.28%) jQuery
4 1 (1.28%) HTML
4 1 (1.28%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.69%) Smartcard
2 5 (6.41%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.41%) Device Driver
3 4 (5.13%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (3.85%) Clustering
5 1 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.28%) EPoS
5 1 (1.28%) NHS
5 1 (1.28%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 17 (21.79%) Windows 7
2 14 (17.95%) Windows 8
3 12 (15.38%) Windows XP
3 12 (15.38%) Windows CE
4 10 (12.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (8.97%) Linux
6 5 (6.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (6.41%) UNIX
7 4 (5.13%) AIX
8 2 (2.56%) Mac OS X
8 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.28%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.28%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (1.28%) Windows XP Embedded
9 1 (1.28%) Android
9 1 (1.28%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (20.51%) Software Engineering
2 13 (16.67%) Migration
3 7 (8.97%) Embedded Software Development
3 7 (8.97%) ITIL
3 7 (8.97%) UML
3 7 (8.97%) OO
4 6 (7.69%) OOD
4 6 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (6.41%) Time Management
6 4 (5.13%) Project Management
7 3 (3.85%) High Availability
7 3 (3.85%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (3.85%) Server Building
7 3 (3.85%) Service Delivery
8 2 (2.56%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (2.56%) Business Analysis
9 1 (1.28%) Software Architecture
9 1 (1.28%) Capacity Planning
9 1 (1.28%) Multithreading
9 1 (1.28%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (23.08%) C#
2 13 (16.67%) C++
3 8 (10.26%) Java
4 7 (8.97%) SQL
4 7 (8.97%) C
5 2 (2.56%) Objective-C
5 2 (2.56%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.28%) LINC
6 1 (1.28%) VB
6 1 (1.28%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.28%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (7.69%) MCSE
2 4 (5.13%) MCSA
3 2 (2.56%) CCNA
3 2 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.28%) MCDST
4 1 (1.28%) MCITP
4 1 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.28%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) SLA
2 1 (1.28%) QA
System Software
1 27 (34.62%) Active Directory
2 9 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (10.26%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (3.85%) VMware Server
5 2 (2.56%) ISA Server
5 2 (2.56%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (2.56%) UAG
5 2 (2.56%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.28%) XenApp
6 1 (1.28%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.28%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (10.26%) SCCM
2 4 (5.13%) SCOM
3 2 (2.56%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.28%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.28%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 25 (32.05%) Microsoft
2 14 (17.95%) VMware
3 11 (14.10%) Citrix
4 7 (8.97%) Cisco
5 4 (5.13%) HP
5 4 (5.13%) Dell
6 3 (3.85%) Symantec
6 3 (3.85%) Oracle
7 2 (2.56%) Apple
7 2 (2.56%) AppSense
7 2 (2.56%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.28%) Juniper
8 1 (1.28%) Remedy
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