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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 9 8
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 45 26 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 18.00% 14.69% 12.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.81% 66.67% 54.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 15 19
Average daily rate
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£275 £175 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £110 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £419 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £310 £311
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 6 8
Average hourly rate £14.38 £19.00 £11.24
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.34% +69.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.63 £9.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £22.50 £34.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
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
74 39 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 29.60% 22.03% 23.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 22 38
Average daily rate £393 £175 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+124.28% -32.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £110 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £488 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 7 14
Average hourly rate £16.67 £18.00 £37.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -51.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £14.10 £10.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £23.40 £38.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 +7 13 £404 +58.33% 6
Poole -2 5 £175 - 6
Weymouth 0 2 - - 1
Wimborne - - - -
Wareham - - - -
Beaminster - - - -
Windows
South West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 34 (43.04%) Windows 7
2 28 (35.44%) Active Directory
3 18 (22.78%) Microsoft
3 18 (22.78%) Linux
4 16 (20.25%) UNIX
4 16 (20.25%) VMware
5 15 (18.99%) Windows XP
6 11 (13.92%) SC Cleared
6 11 (13.92%) Security Cleared
7 10 (12.66%) VMware Infrastructure
7 10 (12.66%) Application Packaging
7 10 (12.66%) Migration
8 9 (11.39%) SQL
9 8 (10.13%) SQL Server
9 8 (10.13%) Citrix
9 8 (10.13%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (10.13%) Hyper-V
10 7 (8.86%) Time Management
10 7 (8.86%) Project Management
10 7 (8.86%) MS Excel
11 6 (7.59%) MS Exchange
11 6 (7.59%) ITIL
11 6 (7.59%) MS Office
11 6 (7.59%) C++
11 6 (7.59%) Java
11 6 (7.59%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (7.59%) Windows 8
11 6 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (6.33%) vSphere
12 5 (6.33%) Python

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 6 (7.59%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.06%) Lync
3 3 (3.80%) CICS
4 2 (2.53%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.27%) IIS
5 1 (1.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.27%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 7 (8.86%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.59%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.80%) Office 365
1 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.33%) LAN
1 5 (6.33%) WAN
2 4 (5.06%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.06%) Firewall
2 4 (5.06%) Multicast
3 3 (3.80%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (2.53%) DNS
5 1 (1.27%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (1.27%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (1.27%) Network Security
5 1 (1.27%) iSCSI
5 1 (1.27%) SSH
5 1 (1.27%) Internet
5 1 (1.27%) SAN
5 1 (1.27%) DHCP
5 1 (1.27%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.13%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.27%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.27%) DTS
3 1 (1.27%) Ingres
3 1 (1.27%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (3.80%) MSI
General
1 3 (3.80%) Banking
1 3 (3.80%) Telecoms
1 3 (3.80%) Finance
2 1 (1.27%) Retail
2 1 (1.27%) Marketing
2 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.27%) Back Office
2 1 (1.27%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 9 (11.39%) Analyst
2 7 (8.86%) Customer Engineer
3 6 (7.59%) Developer
3 6 (7.59%) Support Engineer
4 5 (6.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (6.33%) C++ Developer
5 4 (5.06%) Help Desk Support
5 4 (5.06%) Administrator
5 4 (5.06%) Applications Packager
5 4 (5.06%) Architect
5 4 (5.06%) Desktop Support
5 4 (5.06%) Environment Analyst
6 3 (3.80%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (3.80%) Linux Administrator
6 3 (3.80%) Auditor
6 3 (3.80%) Service Analyst
6 3 (3.80%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (3.80%) Rollout Engineer
7 2 (2.53%) Deployment Engineer
7 2 (2.53%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.66%) Application Packaging
2 3 (3.80%) XML
2 3 (3.80%) .NET
3 2 (2.53%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.53%) ISPF
4 1 (1.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (1.27%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 1 (1.27%) Task Parallel Library
4 1 (1.27%) WPF
4 1 (1.27%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.27%) OLE
4 1 (1.27%) XSLT
4 1 (1.27%) SOAP
4 1 (1.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.80%) Enterprise Storage
2 3 (3.80%) Mathematics
3 2 (2.53%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.27%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.27%) DTV
4 1 (1.27%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.27%) NHS
4 1 (1.27%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 34 (43.04%) Windows 7
2 18 (22.78%) Linux
3 16 (20.25%) UNIX
4 15 (18.99%) Windows XP
5 6 (7.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (7.59%) Windows 8
6 4 (5.06%) Solaris
7 3 (3.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (12.66%) Migration
2 7 (8.86%) Time Management
2 7 (8.86%) Project Management
3 6 (7.59%) ITIL
4 4 (5.06%) OO
4 4 (5.06%) Multithreading
5 3 (3.80%) Test Scripting
5 3 (3.80%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (3.80%) Configuration Management
5 3 (3.80%) Identity Management
6 2 (2.53%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (2.53%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (2.53%) Load Balancing
7 1 (1.27%) Data Migration
7 1 (1.27%) Data Protection
7 1 (1.27%) Software Architecture
7 1 (1.27%) MVVM
7 1 (1.27%) Change Control
7 1 (1.27%) Unit Testing
7 1 (1.27%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.39%) SQL
2 6 (7.59%) C++
2 6 (7.59%) Java
3 5 (6.33%) Python
4 4 (5.06%) Shell Script
5 3 (3.80%) PowerShell
5 3 (3.80%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.80%) C
5 3 (3.80%) JCL
5 3 (3.80%) REXX
6 2 (2.53%) C#
6 2 (2.53%) Perl
7 1 (1.27%) Groovy
7 1 (1.27%) Korn
7 1 (1.27%) AWK
7 1 (1.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (13.92%) SC Cleared
1 11 (13.92%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.53%) MCP
3 2 (2.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (2.53%) Degree
3 2 (2.53%) DV Cleared
3 2 (2.53%) VCP5
4 1 (1.27%) MOS
4 1 (1.27%) MCSE
4 1 (1.27%) MCSA
4 1 (1.27%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.27%) QA
1 1 (1.27%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 28 (35.44%) Active Directory
2 10 (12.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (10.13%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (10.13%) Hyper-V
4 5 (6.33%) vSphere
5 3 (3.80%) XenApp
5 3 (3.80%) VMware Server
5 3 (3.80%) RACF
6 1 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.27%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.27%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.27%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (3.80%) SCCM
1 3 (3.80%) CA Endevor
2 2 (2.53%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (22.78%) Microsoft
2 16 (20.25%) VMware
3 8 (10.13%) Citrix
4 4 (5.06%) EMC
5 3 (3.80%) Symantec
5 3 (3.80%) Avaya
5 3 (3.80%) CA
5 3 (3.80%) Red Hat
5 3 (3.80%) Apple
5 3 (3.80%) Dell
6 2 (2.53%) HP
6 2 (2.53%) Cisco
6 2 (2.53%) IBM
6 2 (2.53%) Oracle
6 2 (2.53%) Computacenter
6 2 (2.53%) FalconStor
7 1 (1.27%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.27%) Veeam
7 1 (1.27%) LANDesk
7 1 (1.27%) SonicWALL
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
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Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
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