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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 2 6
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 39 32 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 18.66% 18.50% 15.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 65.00% 62.75% 61.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 22 9
Average daily rate
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£223 £125 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+78.00% -70.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £93 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £399 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 8
Average hourly rate £24.00 £18.38 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.61% -34.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.88 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £21.88 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.69% -7.81%
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
60 51 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 28.71% 29.48% 25.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 26 19
Average daily rate £255 £125 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+104.00% -66.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £91 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £423 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 8
Average hourly rate £25.00 £32.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £16.63 £12.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £36.75 £39.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +1 19 £215 +72.00% 11
Poole -3 4 £169 +35.00% 9
Wareham - - - -
Weymouth - - - -
Windows
South West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 44 (53.01%) Windows 7
2 27 (32.53%) Microsoft
3 24 (28.92%) Active Directory
3 24 (28.92%) Windows XP
4 16 (19.28%) Migration
4 16 (19.28%) Application Packaging
5 15 (18.07%) Microsoft App-V
6 12 (14.46%) Linux
7 11 (13.25%) WAN
8 10 (12.05%) UNIX
8 10 (12.05%) SQL
8 10 (12.05%) ITIL
8 10 (12.05%) MSI
8 10 (12.05%) LAN
8 10 (12.05%) VMware
9 9 (10.84%) SQL Server
9 9 (10.84%) SCCM
10 8 (9.64%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (9.64%) Windows 8
10 8 (9.64%) MS Exchange
11 7 (8.43%) MS Office
11 7 (8.43%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6 (7.23%) SC Cleared
12 6 (7.23%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (7.23%) SQL Server 2005
12 6 (7.23%) Hyper-V
12 6 (7.23%) Security Cleared
12 6 (7.23%) MS Excel
12 6 (7.23%) SharePoint
12 6 (7.23%) Windows Server 2003

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 (9.64%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.23%) Exchange Server 2007
2 6 (7.23%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.82%) Lync
4 3 (3.61%) CICS
5 1 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (8.43%) MS Office
2 6 (7.23%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.41%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.25%) WAN
2 10 (12.05%) LAN
3 5 (6.02%) Firewall
4 4 (4.82%) Multicast
4 4 (4.82%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.61%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (2.41%) DNS
7 1 (1.20%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.20%) SSH
7 1 (1.20%) ADSL
7 1 (1.20%) DHCP
7 1 (1.20%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.20%) SNMP
7 1 (1.20%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (1.20%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.20%) Nortel Meridian
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.84%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.23%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.20%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 10 (12.05%) MSI
2 3 (3.61%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.20%) Xcode
3 1 (1.20%) Eclipse
General
1 6 (7.23%) Banking
2 4 (4.82%) Finance
3 1 (1.20%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (20.48%) Analyst
2 10 (12.05%) Developer
2 10 (12.05%) Applications Packager
3 8 (9.64%) Support Analyst
4 6 (7.23%) Customer Engineer
5 5 (6.02%) C++ Developer
5 5 (6.02%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (6.02%) 1st Line Support
5 5 (6.02%) Support Engineer
5 5 (6.02%) Service Analyst
5 5 (6.02%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (4.82%) Wintel Support Analyst
6 4 (4.82%) Environment Analyst
6 4 (4.82%) Wintel Analyst
6 4 (4.82%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (4.82%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 4 (4.82%) Wintel Support
7 3 (3.61%) Help Desk Support
7 3 (3.61%) C# Developer
7 3 (3.61%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (19.28%) Application Packaging
2 2 (2.41%) ISPF
2 2 (2.41%) XML
3 1 (1.20%) Cocoa
3 1 (1.20%) .NET
3 1 (1.20%) Android SDK
3 1 (1.20%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.02%) Clustering
1 5 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.82%) Mathematics
3 3 (3.61%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (2.41%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.41%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.20%) Handset
5 1 (1.20%) NHS
5 1 (1.20%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.20%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.20%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.20%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 44 (53.01%) Windows 7
2 24 (28.92%) Windows XP
3 12 (14.46%) Linux
4 10 (12.05%) UNIX
5 8 (9.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (9.64%) Windows 8
6 6 (7.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (4.82%) Solaris
8 3 (3.61%) Windows CE
9 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.20%) Windows Phone
10 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.20%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (19.28%) Migration
2 10 (12.05%) ITIL
3 5 (6.02%) OO
3 5 (6.02%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (4.82%) Multithreading
4 4 (4.82%) Time Management
4 4 (4.82%) Business Continuity
4 4 (4.82%) Configuration Management
5 3 (3.61%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (3.61%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (3.61%) Test Scripting
6 2 (2.41%) People Management
6 2 (2.41%) Load Balancing
6 2 (2.41%) Software Testing
6 2 (2.41%) Incident Management
6 2 (2.41%) Performance Testing
6 2 (2.41%) Project Management
7 1 (1.20%) Network Design
7 1 (1.20%) OOD
7 1 (1.20%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.05%) SQL
2 5 (6.02%) C++
3 4 (4.82%) Java
3 4 (4.82%) Python
3 4 (4.82%) Shell Script
4 3 (3.61%) JCL
4 3 (3.61%) REXX
4 3 (3.61%) C#
5 2 (2.41%) C
6 1 (1.20%) AWK
6 1 (1.20%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.20%) Perl
6 1 (1.20%) VBA
6 1 (1.20%) Korn
Qualifications
1 6 (7.23%) SC Cleared
1 6 (7.23%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.61%) Degree
2 3 (3.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (2.41%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.41%) DV Cleared
3 2 (2.41%) CCNP
3 2 (2.41%) CCNA
3 2 (2.41%) ISEB
3 2 (2.41%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.20%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.20%) MCSA
4 1 (1.20%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.41%) QA
2 1 (1.20%) SLA
2 1 (1.20%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 24 (28.92%) Active Directory
2 15 (18.07%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (8.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (7.23%) Hyper-V
5 3 (3.61%) RACF
6 2 (2.41%) vSphere
7 1 (1.20%) NFS
7 1 (1.20%) XenApp
7 1 (1.20%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 9 (10.84%) SCCM
2 5 (6.02%) SCOM
3 3 (3.61%) CA Endevor
4 2 (2.41%) WSUS
5 1 (1.20%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.20%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 27 (32.53%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.05%) VMware
3 5 (6.02%) Dell
3 5 (6.02%) Citrix
3 5 (6.02%) ServiceNow
4 3 (3.61%) HP
4 3 (3.61%) Cisco
5 2 (2.41%) IBM
5 2 (2.41%) Oracle
5 2 (2.41%) Computacenter
6 1 (1.20%) Altiris
6 1 (1.20%) Symantec
6 1 (1.20%) Remedy
6 1 (1.20%) Avaya
6 1 (1.20%) Juniper
6 1 (1.20%) Apple
6 1 (1.20%) CA
6 1 (1.20%) Nortel
6 1 (1.20%) LANDesk
6 1 (1.20%) SonicWALL
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