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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 46 30 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 21.30% 17.24% 18.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.66% 71.43% 58.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 21 18
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£243 £130 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+86.53% -49.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £92 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £303
% change year-on-year
- -0.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 2 8
Average hourly rate £24.00 £18.38 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.61% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £14.88 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £21.88 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%
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
67 42 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 31.02% 24.14% 31.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 22 33
Average daily rate £255 £130 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+96.15% -50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £90 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 8 10
Average hourly rate £25.00 £32.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% -1.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.89 £14.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.30 £37.50 £38.00
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 27 November 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 27 November 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 27 November 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +8 19 £140 +12.00% 16
Poole -2 5 £175 +16.66% 4
Weymouth +4 1 - -
Wareham - - - -
Windows
South West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 45 (51.72%) Windows 7
2 29 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 26 (29.89%) Active Directory
3 26 (29.89%) Windows XP
4 15 (17.24%) Migration
4 15 (17.24%) Application Packaging
5 14 (16.09%) Microsoft App-V
5 14 (16.09%) Linux
6 11 (12.64%) ITIL
6 11 (12.64%) WAN
7 10 (11.49%) LAN
7 10 (11.49%) MS Office
7 10 (11.49%) UNIX
7 10 (11.49%) SQL
7 10 (11.49%) VMware
8 9 (10.34%) MSI
8 9 (10.34%) SQL Server
8 9 (10.34%) SCCM
9 8 (9.20%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (9.20%) SC Cleared
9 8 (9.20%) Security Cleared
9 8 (9.20%) Windows 8
9 8 (9.20%) MS Exchange
10 7 (8.05%) MS Excel
10 7 (8.05%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (8.05%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (6.90%) Hyper-V
11 6 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (6.90%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (6.90%) SharePoint

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 (9.20%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
2 6 (6.90%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.60%) Lync
4 3 (3.45%) CICS
5 1 (1.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (11.49%) MS Office
2 7 (8.05%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.30%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.64%) WAN
2 10 (11.49%) LAN
3 4 (4.60%) Multicast
3 4 (4.60%) TCP/IP
3 4 (4.60%) Firewall
4 3 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (2.30%) DNS
6 1 (1.15%) SSH
6 1 (1.15%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.15%) DHCP
6 1 (1.15%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.15%) SNMP
6 1 (1.15%) ADSL
6 1 (1.15%) Internet
6 1 (1.15%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (1.15%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.15%) Nortel Meridian
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.90%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.15%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 9 (10.34%) MSI
2 3 (3.45%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.15%) Xcode
3 1 (1.15%) Eclipse
General
1 6 (6.90%) Banking
2 4 (4.60%) Finance
3 1 (1.15%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (19.54%) Analyst
2 10 (11.49%) Developer
3 9 (10.34%) Applications Packager
4 8 (9.20%) Support Analyst
5 7 (8.05%) Customer Engineer
6 6 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (5.75%) C++ Developer
7 5 (5.75%) Help Desk Support
7 5 (5.75%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (5.75%) Service Analyst
7 5 (5.75%) 1st Line Support
7 5 (5.75%) Support Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) Environment Analyst
8 4 (4.60%) Wintel Analyst
8 4 (4.60%) Wintel Support Analyst
8 4 (4.60%) Desktop Support
8 4 (4.60%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (4.60%) Wintel Support
8 4 (4.60%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 3 (3.45%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.24%) Application Packaging
2 2 (2.30%) ISPF
2 2 (2.30%) XML
3 1 (1.15%) Cocoa
3 1 (1.15%) .NET
3 1 (1.15%) Android SDK
3 1 (1.15%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.75%) Clustering
1 5 (5.75%) Mathematics
1 5 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.45%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (2.30%) NHS
3 2 (2.30%) Mainframe
3 2 (2.30%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.15%) Handset
4 1 (1.15%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.15%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.15%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.15%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 45 (51.72%) Windows 7
2 26 (29.89%) Windows XP
3 14 (16.09%) Linux
4 10 (11.49%) UNIX
5 8 (9.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (9.20%) Windows 8
6 7 (8.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (4.60%) Solaris
8 3 (3.45%) Windows CE
9 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.15%) Android
10 1 (1.15%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.15%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (17.24%) Migration
2 11 (12.64%) ITIL
3 5 (5.75%) OO
3 5 (5.75%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (4.60%) Multithreading
4 4 (4.60%) Time Management
4 4 (4.60%) Configuration Management
4 4 (4.60%) Business Continuity
5 3 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (3.45%) Test Scripting
5 3 (3.45%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (2.30%) People Management
6 2 (2.30%) Software Testing
6 2 (2.30%) Load Balancing
6 2 (2.30%) Incident Management
6 2 (2.30%) Performance Testing
6 2 (2.30%) Project Management
7 1 (1.15%) Service Management
7 1 (1.15%) OOD
7 1 (1.15%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.49%) SQL
2 5 (5.75%) C++
3 4 (4.60%) Shell Script
3 4 (4.60%) Java
3 4 (4.60%) Python
4 3 (3.45%) C
4 3 (3.45%) C#
4 3 (3.45%) JCL
4 3 (3.45%) REXX
5 1 (1.15%) AWK
5 1 (1.15%) Objective-C
5 1 (1.15%) VBA
5 1 (1.15%) Perl
5 1 (1.15%) Korn
Qualifications
1 8 (9.20%) SC Cleared
1 8 (9.20%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.45%) Degree
2 3 (3.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (2.30%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.30%) DV Cleared
3 2 (2.30%) ISEB
3 2 (2.30%) MCP
4 1 (1.15%) MOS
4 1 (1.15%) MCSA
4 1 (1.15%) CCNP
4 1 (1.15%) CCNA
4 1 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.15%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.30%) QA
2 1 (1.15%) SLA
2 1 (1.15%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 26 (29.89%) Active Directory
2 14 (16.09%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (8.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (6.90%) Hyper-V
5 3 (3.45%) RACF
6 2 (2.30%) vSphere
7 1 (1.15%) NFS
7 1 (1.15%) XenApp
7 1 (1.15%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 9 (10.34%) SCCM
2 5 (5.75%) SCOM
3 3 (3.45%) CA Endevor
4 2 (2.30%) WSUS
5 1 (1.15%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.15%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 29 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 10 (11.49%) VMware
3 5 (5.75%) Citrix
3 5 (5.75%) Dell
3 5 (5.75%) ServiceNow
4 3 (3.45%) HP
5 2 (2.30%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.30%) Oracle
5 2 (2.30%) Cisco
5 2 (2.30%) IBM
5 2 (2.30%) Computacenter
6 1 (1.15%) Altiris
6 1 (1.15%) Symantec
6 1 (1.15%) Remedy
6 1 (1.15%) Apple
6 1 (1.15%) CA
6 1 (1.15%) Nortel
6 1 (1.15%) Avaya
6 1 (1.15%) LANDesk
6 1 (1.15%) SonicWALL
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £120.00 - £150.00 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
Bournemouth
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £9.00 - £11.50 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Bournemouth
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £20 - £30 per hour
Posted: 13 days ago
Bournemouth
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £24 - £28 per hour
Posted: 22 days ago