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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 1 15
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +14
Contract jobs citing Windows 38 46 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 16.31% 21.20% 9.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 79.17% 61.33% 55.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 24 5
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£258 £354 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.20% +4.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £100 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 5
Average hourly rate £32.00 £18.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -62.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.10 £21.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.75 £37.50 £47.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
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
48 75 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 20.60% 34.56% 16.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 39 13
Average daily rate £300 £400 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £100 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 6
Average hourly rate £32.00 £30.00 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -26.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £37.50 £47.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -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 6 March 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 6 March 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 6 March 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 0 14 £190 -55.29% 13
Poole -6 7 £258 +68.85% 10
Wareham - - - -
Dorchester - - - -
Windows
South West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 30 (37.97%) Microsoft
2 29 (36.71%) Windows 7
3 24 (30.38%) Active Directory
4 22 (27.85%) Windows XP
5 20 (25.32%) Migration
6 17 (21.52%) VMware
7 14 (17.72%) Microsoft App-V
7 14 (17.72%) Windows 8
8 13 (16.46%) SCCM
8 13 (16.46%) MS Exchange
9 12 (15.19%) C#
9 12 (15.19%) SQL Server
9 12 (15.19%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (15.19%) VMware Infrastructure
9 12 (15.19%) Application Packaging
10 11 (13.92%) SQL
10 11 (13.92%) Visual Studio
10 11 (13.92%) ITIL
10 11 (13.92%) MSI
11 10 (12.66%) WAN
11 10 (12.66%) Software Engineering
11 10 (12.66%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (11.39%) SCOM
12 9 (11.39%) Exchange Server 2007
12 9 (11.39%) LAN
12 9 (11.39%) C++
13 8 (10.13%) MS Excel
13 8 (10.13%) SharePoint
13 8 (10.13%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (10.13%) Citrix

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 13 (16.46%) MS Exchange
2 9 (11.39%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (10.13%) SharePoint
4 5 (6.33%) Lync
5 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (10.13%) MS Excel
2 7 (8.86%) MS Office
3 2 (2.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.66%) WAN
2 9 (11.39%) LAN
3 4 (5.06%) Firewall
4 3 (3.80%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.53%) DNS
5 2 (2.53%) SAN
5 2 (2.53%) NAS
5 2 (2.53%) ADSL
5 2 (2.53%) VoIP
6 1 (1.27%) SNMP
6 1 (1.27%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.27%) Nortel Meridian
6 1 (1.27%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.27%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.19%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.86%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.27%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 11 (13.92%) Visual Studio
1 11 (13.92%) MSI
2 6 (7.59%) Subversion
3 3 (3.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.27%) Xcode
4 1 (1.27%) Eclipse
General
1 7 (8.86%) Banking
2 3 (3.80%) Retail
2 3 (3.80%) Finance
3 2 (2.53%) Billing
Job Titles
1 16 (20.25%) Analyst
2 11 (13.92%) Applications Packager
2 11 (13.92%) Support Engineer
3 8 (10.13%) Support Analyst
3 8 (10.13%) Software Engineer
4 7 (8.86%) Developer
4 7 (8.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (6.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (6.33%) Senior Software Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (5.06%) Desktop Support
6 4 (5.06%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 4 (5.06%) Wintel Support
6 4 (5.06%) Wintel Analyst
6 4 (5.06%) Wintel Support Analyst
6 4 (5.06%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (3.80%) Backup Engineer
7 3 (3.80%) Programmer
7 3 (3.80%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (3.80%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.19%) Application Packaging
2 7 (8.86%) .NET
3 4 (5.06%) SOAP
3 4 (5.06%) Web Services
3 4 (5.06%) REST
4 2 (2.53%) XML
5 1 (1.27%) Cocoa
5 1 (1.27%) Android SDK
5 1 (1.27%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.59%) Clustering
2 5 (6.33%) Smartcard
3 2 (2.53%) Mathematics
3 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.27%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.27%) Handset
4 1 (1.27%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.27%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.27%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.27%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.27%) NHS
4 1 (1.27%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 29 (36.71%) Windows 7
2 22 (27.85%) Windows XP
3 14 (17.72%) Windows 8
4 12 (15.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (12.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (10.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (8.86%) Linux
7 7 (8.86%) Windows CE
8 5 (6.33%) UNIX
9 1 (1.27%) AIX
9 1 (1.27%) Windows XP Embedded
9 1 (1.27%) Android
9 1 (1.27%) Windows Phone
9 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (25.32%) Migration
2 11 (13.92%) ITIL
3 10 (12.66%) Software Engineering
4 7 (8.86%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (7.59%) Time Management
5 6 (7.59%) Embedded Software Development
6 5 (6.33%) UML
7 3 (3.80%) OO
7 3 (3.80%) OOD
7 3 (3.80%) Business Continuity
7 3 (3.80%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (2.53%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (2.53%) Performance Testing
8 2 (2.53%) People Management
8 2 (2.53%) Software Testing
8 2 (2.53%) Incident Management
8 2 (2.53%) Project Management
9 1 (1.27%) Service Delivery
9 1 (1.27%) Regression Testing
9 1 (1.27%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.19%) C#
2 11 (13.92%) SQL
3 9 (11.39%) C++
4 6 (7.59%) C
5 5 (6.33%) Java
6 1 (1.27%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.27%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.27%) LINC
Qualifications
1 4 (5.06%) VCP4
2 3 (3.80%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.80%) MCSE
2 3 (3.80%) CCNA
3 2 (2.53%) ISEB
3 2 (2.53%) MCSA
3 2 (2.53%) CCNP
3 2 (2.53%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.53%) Degree
3 2 (2.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.27%) MCITP
4 1 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.27%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.27%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.53%) SLA
1 2 (2.53%) QA
2 1 (1.27%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 24 (30.38%) Active Directory
2 14 (17.72%) Microsoft App-V
3 12 (15.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (6.33%) Hyper-V
5 4 (5.06%) VMware Server
6 2 (2.53%) ISA Server
6 2 (2.53%) XenApp
6 2 (2.53%) vSphere
6 2 (2.53%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (2.53%) UAG
7 1 (1.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (16.46%) SCCM
2 9 (11.39%) SCOM
3 1 (1.27%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.27%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.27%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (37.97%) Microsoft
2 17 (21.52%) VMware
3 8 (10.13%) Citrix
4 6 (7.59%) Cisco
5 5 (6.33%) HP
5 5 (6.33%) Dell
6 4 (5.06%) Symantec
6 4 (5.06%) ServiceNow
7 2 (2.53%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.27%) Oracle
8 1 (1.27%) AppSense
8 1 (1.27%) Altiris
8 1 (1.27%) SonicWALL
8 1 (1.27%) Nortel
8 1 (1.27%) Avaya
8 1 (1.27%) Juniper
8 1 (1.27%) CA
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