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 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 40 38 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 19.42% 17.19% 17.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 74.07% 69.09% 70.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 22 25
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£203 £396 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.89% +84.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £127 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 10
Average hourly rate £42.46 £11.84 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+258.76% -28.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £12.88 £21.30
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
54 55 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 26.21% 24.89% 25.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 30 36
Average daily rate £230 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £125 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 10
Average hourly rate £41.23 £11.84 £14.76
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+248.37% -19.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.68 £11.00 £11.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £13.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +3 21 £444 +13.05% 11
Poole +6 6 £175 +2.94% 1
Weymouth - 3 £375 -
Windows
South West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 40 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 30 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 26 (28.89%) VMware
4 22 (24.44%) Windows 7
5 20 (22.22%) C#
6 18 (20.00%) Citrix
6 18 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 17 (18.89%) MS Excel
7 17 (18.89%) Linux
8 14 (15.56%) MS Office
8 14 (15.56%) .NET
9 12 (13.33%) Windows XP
9 12 (13.33%) Banking
10 10 (11.11%) Windows CE
10 10 (11.11%) Cisco
10 10 (11.11%) Web Services
10 10 (11.11%) Retail
10 10 (11.11%) Windows 8
10 10 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (10.00%) Software Engineering
11 9 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (10.00%) SCCM
11 9 (10.00%) ITIL
11 9 (10.00%) Visual Studio
11 9 (10.00%) MCSE
11 9 (10.00%) SQL Server
11 9 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (10.00%) Migration
12 8 (8.89%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (8.89%) SharePoint

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (8.89%) SharePoint
1 8 (8.89%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.67%) Lync
3 4 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.11%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (1.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.11%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.11%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.11%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.11%) JBoss
5 1 (1.11%) Apache
Applications
1 17 (18.89%) MS Excel
2 14 (15.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.89%) VoIP
1 8 (8.89%) NAS
2 5 (5.56%) SAN
3 4 (4.44%) 4G
4 3 (3.33%) LTE
4 3 (3.33%) Firewall
4 3 (3.33%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.22%) DNS
5 2 (2.22%) Internet
6 1 (1.11%) 3G
6 1 (1.11%) WAN
6 1 (1.11%) ADSL
6 1 (1.11%) LAN
6 1 (1.11%) WiMAX
6 1 (1.11%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (1.11%) Network Security
6 1 (1.11%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.11%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.33%) MS Access
3 2 (2.22%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (10.00%) Visual Studio
2 7 (7.78%) Subversion
3 2 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.11%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (1.11%) WiX
4 1 (1.11%) Yeoman
4 1 (1.11%) Maven
4 1 (1.11%) MSI
4 1 (1.11%) Ant
General
1 12 (13.33%) Banking
2 10 (11.11%) Retail
3 4 (4.44%) Finance
4 2 (2.22%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.11%) Military
5 1 (1.11%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 16 (17.78%) Support Engineer
2 14 (15.56%) Developer
3 11 (12.22%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (7.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (7.78%) Analyst
4 7 (7.78%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 6 (6.67%) C# Developer
6 5 (5.56%) Software Engineer
6 5 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (5.56%) Architect
6 5 (5.56%) Consultant
7 4 (4.44%) Desktop Support
7 4 (4.44%) .NET Developer
7 4 (4.44%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 4 (4.44%) IT Support
7 4 (4.44%) Wintel Consultant
8 3 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (3.33%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (3.33%) IT Support Engineer
8 3 (3.33%) Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (15.56%) .NET
2 10 (11.11%) Web Services
3 7 (7.78%) WCF
4 5 (5.56%) SOAP
5 4 (4.44%) Application Packaging
6 3 (3.33%) REST
6 3 (3.33%) HTML
6 3 (3.33%) CSS
7 2 (2.22%) Ajax
8 1 (1.11%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.11%) jQuery
8 1 (1.11%) .NET Compact Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.56%) Device Driver
1 5 (5.56%) Clustering
2 4 (4.44%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (4.44%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.33%) Smartcard
4 2 (2.22%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.22%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.11%) iPhone
5 1 (1.11%) EPoS
5 1 (1.11%) NHS
5 1 (1.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 22 (24.44%) Windows 7
2 17 (18.89%) Linux
3 12 (13.33%) Windows XP
4 10 (11.11%) Windows CE
4 10 (11.11%) Windows 8
4 10 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (8.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (6.67%) UNIX
7 6 (6.67%) AIX
8 2 (2.22%) Mac OS X
8 2 (2.22%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.22%) Android
9 1 (1.11%) CentOS
9 1 (1.11%) Windows Phone
9 1 (1.11%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (1.11%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.11%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (1.11%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (10.00%) ITIL
1 9 (10.00%) Migration
1 9 (10.00%) Software Engineering
2 8 (8.89%) Unit Testing
3 7 (7.78%) Web Development
4 6 (6.67%) OO
5 5 (5.56%) OOD
5 5 (5.56%) Project Management
5 5 (5.56%) Service Delivery
5 5 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (5.56%) Data Security
5 5 (5.56%) Patch Management
5 5 (5.56%) SDLC
6 4 (4.44%) UML
7 3 (3.33%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (3.33%) High Availability
7 3 (3.33%) Embedded Software Development
7 3 (3.33%) Time Management
7 3 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (3.33%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 20 (22.22%) C#
2 8 (8.89%) SQL
2 8 (8.89%) PowerShell
3 7 (7.78%) C++
4 5 (5.56%) Java
4 5 (5.56%) Perl
4 5 (5.56%) Bash Shell
4 5 (5.56%) VBScript
5 3 (3.33%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.33%) C
6 2 (2.22%) PHP
6 2 (2.22%) VB
6 2 (2.22%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.11%) VB6
7 1 (1.11%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.11%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (10.00%) MCSE
1 9 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (7.78%) MCSA
3 4 (4.44%) CCNA
3 4 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.33%) CCNP
4 3 (3.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (2.22%) HND
5 2 (2.22%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.11%) MCDST
6 1 (1.11%) MCITP
6 1 (1.11%) Degree
6 1 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.89%) QA
2 2 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 18 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.78%) vSphere
4 6 (6.67%) XenApp
4 6 (6.67%) VMware ESX
5 4 (4.44%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.22%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.22%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (2.22%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.11%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (1.11%) UAG
7 1 (1.11%) NFS
7 1 (1.11%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.11%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 9 (10.00%) SCCM
2 4 (4.44%) SCOM
3 2 (2.22%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.11%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.11%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.11%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 30 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 26 (28.89%) VMware
3 18 (20.00%) Citrix
4 10 (11.11%) Cisco
5 6 (6.67%) Symantec
6 4 (4.44%) HP
7 3 (3.33%) Dell
8 2 (2.22%) Oracle
8 2 (2.22%) AppSense
8 2 (2.22%) Apple
9 1 (1.11%) Remedy
9 1 (1.11%) Brocade
9 1 (1.11%) SonicWALL
9 1 (1.11%) Veeam
9 1 (1.11%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.11%) Red Gate
9 1 (1.11%) SOTI
9 1 (1.11%) Dell Compellent
9 1 (1.11%) NetApp
9 1 (1.11%) Red Hat
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