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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 1 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 55 43 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 22.54% 17.77% 15.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 90.16% 58.11% 60.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 24 14
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£120 £396 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-69.71% +126.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £130 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £475 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 7
Average hourly rate £29.25 £13.25 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+120.75% -26.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.00 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.83 £16.72 £22.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.60 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+1.66% +4.00%
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
61 74 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 25.00% 30.58% 24.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 40 24
Average daily rate £120 £400 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-70.00% +128.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £140 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £475 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 16 8
Average hourly rate £27.50 £15.25 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.32% -15.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.00 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.15 £42.70 £22.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +4 22 £300 -25.69% 19
Poole +2 5 £230 +33.33% 2
Dorchester -1 4 £115 -75.78%
Weymouth -2 2 - -
Windows
South West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (41.24%) Active Directory
2 35 (36.08%) Microsoft
3 23 (23.71%) C#
4 22 (22.68%) VMware
5 19 (19.59%) .NET
5 19 (19.59%) MS Office
5 19 (19.59%) Linux
5 19 (19.59%) Windows 7
6 17 (17.53%) MS Excel
7 15 (15.46%) Windows CE
7 15 (15.46%) VMware Infrastructure
8 14 (14.43%) Citrix
9 13 (13.40%) SQL Server
10 12 (12.37%) Unit Testing
11 11 (11.34%) QA
11 11 (11.34%) SQL
11 11 (11.34%) Visual Studio
12 10 (10.31%) Banking
13 9 (9.28%) Software Engineering
13 9 (9.28%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (9.28%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (9.28%) OO
13 9 (9.28%) Windows XP
14 8 (8.25%) OOD
14 8 (8.25%) SharePoint
14 8 (8.25%) Web Services
14 8 (8.25%) Team Foundation Server
14 8 (8.25%) PowerShell
15 7 (7.22%) vSphere
15 7 (7.22%) NAS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (8.25%) SharePoint
2 6 (6.19%) MS Exchange
3 5 (5.15%) Lync
4 3 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.06%) CMS
5 2 (2.06%) IIS
6 1 (1.03%) JBoss
6 1 (1.03%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.03%) Apache
6 1 (1.03%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (1.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.03%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.03%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.03%) WebLogic
Applications
1 19 (19.59%) MS Office
2 17 (17.53%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.22%) VoIP
1 7 (7.22%) NAS
2 5 (5.15%) 4G
3 4 (4.12%) SAN
3 4 (4.12%) Internet
4 3 (3.09%) LTE
5 2 (2.06%) Network Security
5 2 (2.06%) Firewall
5 2 (2.06%) Intranet
5 2 (2.06%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.06%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (1.03%) VPN
6 1 (1.03%) DNS
6 1 (1.03%) 3G
6 1 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.03%) WiMAX
6 1 (1.03%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (1.03%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.03%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.40%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.06%) MS Access
2 2 (2.06%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (11.34%) Visual Studio
2 8 (8.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (6.19%) SpecFlow
4 5 (5.15%) Subversion
5 2 (2.06%) JIRA
5 2 (2.06%) TestComplete
6 1 (1.03%) Maven
6 1 (1.03%) Yeoman
6 1 (1.03%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (1.03%) WiX
6 1 (1.03%) Ant
General
1 10 (10.31%) Banking
2 7 (7.22%) Retail
3 4 (4.12%) Finance
4 2 (2.06%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.06%) Military
5 1 (1.03%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.03%) Electronics
5 1 (1.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (18.56%) Developer
2 16 (16.49%) Support Engineer
3 10 (10.31%) 2nd Line Support
4 9 (9.28%) IT Support
5 7 (7.22%) IT Support Engineer
5 7 (7.22%) C# Developer
6 6 (6.19%) Software Developer
6 6 (6.19%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (5.15%) Architect
7 5 (5.15%) Analyst
7 5 (5.15%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.12%) Consultant
8 4 (4.12%) Software Engineer
8 4 (4.12%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 4 (4.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.12%) .NET Developer
9 3 (3.09%) Wintel Consultant
9 3 (3.09%) Technical Solutions Architect
9 3 (3.09%) Integration Engineer
9 3 (3.09%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (19.59%) .NET
2 8 (8.25%) Web Services
3 7 (7.22%) WCF
4 6 (6.19%) .NET Framework
4 6 (6.19%) .NET Compact Framework
5 5 (5.15%) HTML
6 3 (3.09%) CSS
6 3 (3.09%) SOAP
7 2 (2.06%) Ajax
7 2 (2.06%) Application Packaging
8 1 (1.03%) jQuery
8 1 (1.03%) Qt
8 1 (1.03%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.15%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (4.12%) Device Driver
2 4 (4.12%) Clustering
3 3 (3.09%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.09%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.06%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.03%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.03%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.03%) iPhone
5 1 (1.03%) EPoS
5 1 (1.03%) NHS
5 1 (1.03%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.03%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 19 (19.59%) Linux
1 19 (19.59%) Windows 7
2 15 (15.46%) Windows CE
3 9 (9.28%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (9.28%) Windows XP
3 9 (9.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (7.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (6.19%) AIX
6 5 (5.15%) UNIX
7 4 (4.12%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.06%) Android
8 2 (2.06%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.06%) Mac OS X
8 2 (2.06%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (1.03%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.03%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (1.03%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.03%) CentOS
9 1 (1.03%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (12.37%) Unit Testing
2 9 (9.28%) Software Engineering
2 9 (9.28%) OO
3 8 (8.25%) OOD
4 7 (7.22%) Web Development
4 7 (7.22%) SDLC
5 6 (6.19%) ITIL
5 6 (6.19%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (5.15%) Data Security
6 5 (5.15%) Scrum
6 5 (5.15%) Patch Management
7 4 (4.12%) BDD
7 4 (4.12%) Manual Testing
7 4 (4.12%) Migration
7 4 (4.12%) Service Delivery
8 3 (3.09%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (3.09%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (3.09%) Project Management
8 3 (3.09%) Test Automation
9 2 (2.06%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 23 (23.71%) C#
2 11 (11.34%) SQL
3 8 (8.25%) PowerShell
4 6 (6.19%) C++
5 5 (5.15%) Perl
5 5 (5.15%) Bash Shell
5 5 (5.15%) VBScript
6 4 (4.12%) Java
7 3 (3.09%) JavaScript
7 3 (3.09%) C
8 2 (2.06%) PHP
8 2 (2.06%) VB
8 2 (2.06%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.03%) VB6
9 1 (1.03%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.03%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.03%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (6.19%) MCSE
1 6 (6.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (5.15%) MCSA
3 3 (3.09%) CCNP
3 3 (3.09%) CCNA
3 3 (3.09%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (3.09%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.06%) HND
4 2 (2.06%) ISEB
4 2 (2.06%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.03%) MCDST
5 1 (1.03%) Degree
5 1 (1.03%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.34%) QA
2 1 (1.03%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (41.24%) Active Directory
2 15 (15.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.22%) vSphere
4 6 (6.19%) VMware ESX
5 5 (5.15%) XenApp
6 2 (2.06%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (2.06%) NFS
7 1 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.03%) Firmware
7 1 (1.03%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.03%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (4.12%) SCCM
2 2 (2.06%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.03%) SCOM
3 1 (1.03%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.03%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 35 (36.08%) Microsoft
2 22 (22.68%) VMware
3 14 (14.43%) Citrix
4 7 (7.22%) Cisco
5 5 (5.15%) Symantec
6 2 (2.06%) EMC
6 2 (2.06%) Apple
6 2 (2.06%) Brocade
6 2 (2.06%) Oracle
6 2 (2.06%) HP
6 2 (2.06%) NetApp
7 1 (1.03%) Lotus
7 1 (1.03%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.03%) Dell
7 1 (1.03%) SonicWALL
7 1 (1.03%) Veeam
7 1 (1.03%) Red Gate
7 1 (1.03%) SOTI
7 1 (1.03%) Remedy
7 1 (1.03%) AppSense
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