The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Dorset region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 7 3
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 54 25 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 23.58% 13.51% 18.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.35% 55.56% 70.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 8 22
Average daily rate £415 £200 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+107.50% -36.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £104 £115 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £358 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 10
Average hourly rate £18.00 £32.50 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.61% +56.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £94.50 £34.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
79 45 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 34.50% 24.32% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 20 36
Average daily rate £425 £213 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -40.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £118 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £414 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 11
Average hourly rate £18.00 £32.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.61% +54.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £141.50 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows
South West

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 April 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 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth +5 30 £438 +109.58% 11
Poole +9 4 £150 -14.28% 4
Dorchester - 3 £250 - 2
Ferndown - - - -
Wareham - - - -
Weymouth - - - -
Wimborne - - - -
Windows
South West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 31 (37.80%) Windows 7
2 29 (35.37%) Microsoft
3 25 (30.49%) Windows XP
4 22 (26.83%) Active Directory
5 21 (25.61%) VMware
6 19 (23.17%) MS Office
7 18 (21.95%) SQL
8 17 (20.73%) SQL Server
9 16 (19.51%) UNIX
9 16 (19.51%) Linux
9 16 (19.51%) MS Excel
10 15 (18.29%) NHS
10 15 (18.29%) VMware Infrastructure
11 12 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (14.63%) TCP/IP
11 12 (14.63%) MS Exchange
12 11 (13.41%) Oracle
12 11 (13.41%) SAN
13 9 (10.98%) ITIL
13 9 (10.98%) NAS
14 8 (9.76%) PowerShell
14 8 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
14 8 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (9.76%) DNS
15 7 (8.54%) Migration
15 7 (8.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 6 (7.32%) iSCSI
16 6 (7.32%) Oracle Database
16 6 (7.32%) NFS
16 6 (7.32%) NetApp

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 12 (14.63%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.66%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.66%) IIS
2 3 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.44%) Lync
3 2 (2.44%) Commerce Server
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 19 (23.17%) MS Office
2 16 (19.51%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (14.63%) TCP/IP
2 11 (13.41%) SAN
3 9 (10.98%) NAS
4 8 (9.76%) DNS
5 6 (7.32%) iSCSI
6 3 (3.66%) DHCP
6 3 (3.66%) Firewall
7 2 (2.44%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (1.22%) LAN
8 1 (1.22%) VoIP
8 1 (1.22%) WAN
8 1 (1.22%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (1.22%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (1.22%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (20.73%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.32%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.66%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (3.66%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.66%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.22%) DTS
5 1 (1.22%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.22%) Sybase IQ
5 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.22%) Sybase ASE
5 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.22%) Rational DOORS
General
1 5 (6.10%) Finance
2 4 (4.88%) Banking
2 4 (4.88%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.66%) Electronics
4 2 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.22%) Marketing
5 1 (1.22%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (21.95%) Analyst
2 11 (13.41%) Help Desk Analyst
3 8 (9.76%) Administrator
4 7 (8.54%) Consultant
5 6 (7.32%) Desktop Support
6 5 (6.10%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (6.10%) Service Analyst
6 5 (6.10%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (6.10%) Rollout Engineer
6 5 (6.10%) Deployment Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) Support Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) DBA
8 3 (3.66%) Architect
8 3 (3.66%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 3 (3.66%) Storage Administrator
8 3 (3.66%) Desktop Analyst
8 3 (3.66%) SQL DBA
8 3 (3.66%) IT Administrator
8 3 (3.66%) Oracle DBA
8 3 (3.66%) Backup Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.88%) .NET
2 3 (3.66%) ASP.NET
2 3 (3.66%) XML
3 1 (1.22%) XSLT
3 1 (1.22%) SOAP
3 1 (1.22%) Web Services
3 1 (1.22%) CGI
3 1 (1.22%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.22%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.29%) NHS
2 2 (2.44%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.22%) DTV
3 1 (1.22%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 31 (37.80%) Windows 7
2 25 (30.49%) Windows XP
3 16 (19.51%) UNIX
3 16 (19.51%) Linux
4 12 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.22%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (10.98%) ITIL
2 7 (8.54%) Migration
3 5 (6.10%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (6.10%) Information Security
4 4 (4.88%) Time Management
4 4 (4.88%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (4.88%) Capacity Management
4 4 (4.88%) Project Management
5 3 (3.66%) ITIL V3
5 3 (3.66%) Database Security
5 3 (3.66%) Database Tuning
6 2 (2.44%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (2.44%) Business Continuity
6 2 (2.44%) Identity Management
6 2 (2.44%) Data Security
6 2 (2.44%) Service Delivery
6 2 (2.44%) E-Commerce
7 1 (1.22%) Data Modelling
7 1 (1.22%) BCP
7 1 (1.22%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 18 (21.95%) SQL
2 8 (9.76%) PowerShell
3 6 (7.32%) Perl
4 3 (3.66%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.44%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.22%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.22%) C
6 1 (1.22%) C#
6 1 (1.22%) C++
6 1 (1.22%) Java
6 1 (1.22%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.22%) MATLAB
6 1 (1.22%) AWK
6 1 (1.22%) sed
6 1 (1.22%) Bourne shell
6 1 (1.22%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 7 (8.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (4.88%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.66%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.66%) NCDA
4 2 (2.44%) Degree
4 2 (2.44%) VCP5
5 1 (1.22%) MCP
5 1 (1.22%) MCSE
5 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.22%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.44%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.22%) QA
System Software
1 22 (26.83%) Active Directory
2 15 (18.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.32%) NFS
4 5 (6.10%) VMware ESX
4 5 (6.10%) vSphere
4 5 (6.10%) Hyper-V
5 4 (4.88%) VMware Server
6 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.44%) XenApp
6 2 (2.44%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.22%) vCloud
7 1 (1.22%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (2.44%) SCCM
2 1 (1.22%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 29 (35.37%) Microsoft
2 21 (25.61%) VMware
3 11 (13.41%) Oracle
4 6 (7.32%) NetApp
5 5 (6.10%) Citrix
6 4 (4.88%) Symantec
7 3 (3.66%) Red Hat
7 3 (3.66%) CA
7 3 (3.66%) FalconStor
8 2 (2.44%) Cisco
8 2 (2.44%) Sun
8 2 (2.44%) EMC
8 2 (2.44%) Avaya
9 1 (1.22%) SAP
9 1 (1.22%) Sybase
9 1 (1.22%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.22%) Apple
9 1 (1.22%) Intel
9 1 (1.22%) HP
9 1 (1.22%) Brocade
Bournemouth, Dorset
PruHealth
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £37500 - £40000 per annum + £6,000 car allowance
Posted: 5 days ago
Dorchester
Computer Futures
Posted: 12 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Allied Worldwide
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 21 days ago