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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 44 35 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 18.57% 16.36% 15.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.86% 61.40% 66.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 18 24
Average daily rate
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£400 £240 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -28.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £110 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £451 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £318 £315
% change year-on-year
-5.30% +0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 11
Average hourly rate £12.75 £16.75 £11.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.88% +45.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.53 £9.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £21.90 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
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
70 57 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 29.54% 26.64% 23.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 33 42
Average daily rate £400 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £119 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £447 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 14
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% -26.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £9.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.69 £20.40 £42.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -8.57%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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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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 14 £404 -1.52% 4
Poole -3 4 £173 -1.42% 4
Wareham - - - -
Wimborne - - - -
Windows
South West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 32 (37.21%) Windows 7
2 30 (34.88%) Active Directory
3 22 (25.58%) Linux
4 19 (22.09%) UNIX
5 18 (20.93%) Microsoft
5 18 (20.93%) VMware
6 16 (18.60%) Windows XP
7 14 (16.28%) VMware Infrastructure
8 12 (13.95%) Security Cleared
9 11 (12.79%) SC Cleared
10 10 (11.63%) SQL Server
11 9 (10.47%) SQL
11 9 (10.47%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (9.30%) Time Management
12 8 (9.30%) MS Office
12 8 (9.30%) MS Exchange
12 8 (9.30%) TCP/IP
13 7 (8.14%) MS Excel
13 7 (8.14%) Project Management
13 7 (8.14%) Migration
13 7 (8.14%) Application Packaging
14 6 (6.98%) PowerShell
14 6 (6.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (6.98%) ITIL
14 6 (6.98%) C++
14 6 (6.98%) Java
15 5 (5.81%) Python
15 5 (5.81%) Citrix
15 5 (5.81%) Red Hat
15 5 (5.81%) Shell Script

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 8 (9.30%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.49%) CICS
2 3 (3.49%) Lync
3 2 (2.33%) Commerce Server
4 1 (1.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.16%) IIS
4 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (9.30%) MS Office
2 7 (8.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (3.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.30%) TCP/IP
2 4 (4.65%) DNS
2 4 (4.65%) SAN
2 4 (4.65%) LAN
2 4 (4.65%) WAN
2 4 (4.65%) Multicast
3 3 (3.49%) Firewall
3 3 (3.49%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (2.33%) iSCSI
4 2 (2.33%) NAS
4 2 (2.33%) DHCP
5 1 (1.16%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.16%) VoIP
5 1 (1.16%) Internet
5 1 (1.16%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (1.16%) SSH
5 1 (1.16%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (1.16%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (2.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.16%) DTS
3 1 (1.16%) Ingres
3 1 (1.16%) RDBMS
General
1 5 (5.81%) Telecoms
1 5 (5.81%) Banking
2 4 (4.65%) Finance
3 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.16%) Back Office
3 1 (1.16%) Electronics
3 1 (1.16%) Retail
3 1 (1.16%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (12.79%) Analyst
2 6 (6.98%) Desktop Support
2 6 (6.98%) Developer
2 6 (6.98%) Support Engineer
3 5 (5.81%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (5.81%) C++ Developer
3 5 (5.81%) Customer Engineer
4 4 (4.65%) Architect
4 4 (4.65%) Help Desk Support
4 4 (4.65%) Administrator
4 4 (4.65%) Rollout Engineer
4 4 (4.65%) Deployment Engineer
4 4 (4.65%) Environment Analyst
4 4 (4.65%) Backup Engineer
5 3 (3.49%) Auditor
5 3 (3.49%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (3.49%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 3 (3.49%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (3.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (3.49%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.14%) Application Packaging
2 4 (4.65%) .NET
3 3 (3.49%) ASP.NET
3 3 (3.49%) XML
4 2 (2.33%) ISPF
5 1 (1.16%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.16%) XSLT
5 1 (1.16%) OLE
5 1 (1.16%) SOAP
5 1 (1.16%) Web Services
5 1 (1.16%) WPF
5 1 (1.16%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (1.16%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 1 (1.16%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.49%) NHS
1 3 (3.49%) Mathematics
1 3 (3.49%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (2.33%) Digital Media
2 2 (2.33%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.16%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (1.16%) Firmware
3 1 (1.16%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.16%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 32 (37.21%) Windows 7
2 22 (25.58%) Linux
3 19 (22.09%) UNIX
4 16 (18.60%) Windows XP
5 9 (10.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (6.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (5.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (4.65%) Windows 8
8 4 (4.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (4.65%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (9.30%) Time Management
2 7 (8.14%) Project Management
2 7 (8.14%) Migration
3 6 (6.98%) ITIL
4 4 (4.65%) OO
4 4 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (4.65%) Multithreading
5 3 (3.49%) Identity Management
5 3 (3.49%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (3.49%) Configuration Management
6 2 (2.33%) Test Scripting
6 2 (2.33%) Business Continuity
6 2 (2.33%) E-Commerce
7 1 (1.16%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (1.16%) Data Security
7 1 (1.16%) Service Management
7 1 (1.16%) Service Delivery
7 1 (1.16%) Programme Management
7 1 (1.16%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (1.16%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.47%) SQL
2 6 (6.98%) C++
2 6 (6.98%) Java
2 6 (6.98%) PowerShell
3 5 (5.81%) Python
3 5 (5.81%) Shell Script
4 3 (3.49%) JCL
4 3 (3.49%) REXX
4 3 (3.49%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.49%) C
5 2 (2.33%) C#
5 2 (2.33%) Perl
5 2 (2.33%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.16%) AWK
6 1 (1.16%) Korn
6 1 (1.16%) Groovy
6 1 (1.16%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (13.95%) Security Cleared
2 11 (12.79%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (2.33%) Degree
4 2 (2.33%) VCP5
4 2 (2.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (2.33%) MCP
4 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.16%) MOS
5 1 (1.16%) MCSE
5 1 (1.16%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.33%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 30 (34.88%) Active Directory
2 14 (16.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.81%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (5.81%) vSphere
3 5 (5.81%) VMware Server
4 4 (4.65%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.65%) VMware ESX
5 3 (3.49%) NFS
5 3 (3.49%) RACF
5 3 (3.49%) XenApp
6 1 (1.16%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.16%) vCloud
6 1 (1.16%) Xen
6 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 3 (3.49%) CA Endevor
2 1 (1.16%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (20.93%) Microsoft
1 18 (20.93%) VMware
2 5 (5.81%) Citrix
2 5 (5.81%) Red Hat
2 5 (5.81%) Symantec
3 4 (4.65%) FalconStor
3 4 (4.65%) EMC
3 4 (4.65%) Oracle
4 3 (3.49%) Dell
4 3 (3.49%) Apple
4 3 (3.49%) Avaya
4 3 (3.49%) CA
5 2 (2.33%) HP
5 2 (2.33%) Cisco
5 2 (2.33%) IBM
6 1 (1.16%) SAP
6 1 (1.16%) Sun
6 1 (1.16%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.16%) Telerik
6 1 (1.16%) Computacenter
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