The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 3 1
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 54 43 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 20.77% 20.28% 19.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 75.00% 71.67% 80.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 21 14
Median daily rate £330 £180 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+83.33% -56.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £115 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £480 £598
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 8
Median hourly rate £12.50 £35.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.28% +112.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.75 £22.65 £12.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.90 £64.00 £40.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £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
72 60 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 27.69% 28.30% 24.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 26 20
Median daily rate £375 £250 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -41.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £115 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 8
Median hourly rate £12.50 £35.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.28% +133.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.75 £9.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.63 £40.00 £38.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Dorset region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 May 2016.

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 29 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth -1 24 £229 -1.61% 9
Poole -1 7 £425 +157.57% 3
Dorchester - 7 £350 -
Weymouth +2 4 - -
Windows
South West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Dorset region with a requirement for Windows.

1 24 (32.43%) Microsoft
2 20 (27.03%) MS Office
3 17 (22.97%) Active Directory
3 17 (22.97%) Windows 7
4 14 (18.92%) SCCM
4 14 (18.92%) Unix
5 13 (17.57%) VMware
5 13 (17.57%) MS Exchange
5 13 (17.57%) Java
6 12 (16.22%) ITIL
6 12 (16.22%) Citrix
6 12 (16.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (14.86%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (14.86%) Oracle
7 11 (14.86%) Finance
7 11 (14.86%) Migration
8 9 (12.16%) Linux
8 9 (12.16%) IIS
8 9 (12.16%) MS Excel
8 9 (12.16%) XenApp
8 9 (12.16%) WebSphere
9 8 (10.81%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (10.81%) Windows Server
9 8 (10.81%) Security Cleared
10 7 (9.46%) Problem Management
10 7 (9.46%) Oracle Database
10 7 (9.46%) Windows 10
10 7 (9.46%) ITIL V3
10 7 (9.46%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (9.46%) MCP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (17.57%) MS Exchange
2 9 (12.16%) IIS
2 9 (12.16%) WebSphere
3 5 (6.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (6.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (4.05%) CMS
4 3 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (4.05%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (27.03%) MS Office
2 9 (12.16%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (6.76%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.35%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.70%) Office 365
3 1 (1.35%) OneDrive
3 1 (1.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.76%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.05%) Internet
2 3 (4.05%) WAN
3 2 (2.70%) Firewall
3 2 (2.70%) Intranet
3 2 (2.70%) LAN
4 1 (1.35%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.35%) PABX
4 1 (1.35%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.46%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.70%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.35%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Maven
1 3 (4.05%) WiX
2 2 (2.70%) Subversion
3 1 (1.35%) InstallShield
3 1 (1.35%) MSI
3 1 (1.35%) Rational DOORS
General
1 11 (14.86%) Finance
2 6 (8.11%) Banking
3 3 (4.05%) Retail
4 1 (1.35%) Local Government
4 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 19 (25.68%) Support Engineer
2 14 (18.92%) Analyst
3 11 (14.86%) Project Manager
4 9 (12.16%) Desktop Support
4 9 (12.16%) Windows Engineer
5 7 (9.46%) Deployment Engineer
5 7 (9.46%) Windows Deployment Engineer
6 6 (8.11%) Build Engineer
6 6 (8.11%) IT Support
7 5 (6.76%) 1st Line Support
7 5 (6.76%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (6.76%) Desktop Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) Developer
7 5 (6.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) Service Analyst
8 4 (5.41%) Network Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) Network Support
8 4 (5.41%) Network Support Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.05%) .NET
2 2 (2.70%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.70%) CSS
2 2 (2.70%) HTML
2 2 (2.70%) jQuery
2 2 (2.70%) POSIX
3 1 (1.35%) boto
3 1 (1.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.46%) Blackberry
2 4 (5.41%) Smartphone
3 3 (4.05%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.70%) iPad
4 2 (2.70%) iPhone
4 2 (2.70%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.70%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.70%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.70%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.35%) Clustering
5 1 (1.35%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.35%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.35%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.35%) NHS
5 1 (1.35%) Replication
5 1 (1.35%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 17 (22.97%) Windows 7
2 14 (18.92%) Unix
3 12 (16.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (12.16%) Linux
5 8 (10.81%) Windows Server
6 7 (9.46%) Windows 10
7 4 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (4.05%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.70%) Android
9 2 (2.70%) Mac OS X
9 2 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.70%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (2.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.22%) ITIL
2 11 (14.86%) Migration
3 7 (9.46%) Continuous Improvement
3 7 (9.46%) ITIL V3
3 7 (9.46%) Problem Management
3 7 (9.46%) Project Management
3 7 (9.46%) Validation
4 5 (6.76%) Patch Management
5 4 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (5.41%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (5.41%) SIEM
6 3 (4.05%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (4.05%) Multithreading
6 3 (4.05%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (2.70%) Analytics
7 2 (2.70%) Configuration Management
7 2 (2.70%) Data Migration
7 2 (2.70%) Kernel Tuning
7 2 (2.70%) MVC
7 2 (2.70%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 13 (17.57%) Java
2 6 (8.11%) SQL
3 5 (6.76%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.05%) C
4 3 (4.05%) C#
4 3 (4.05%) C++
4 3 (4.05%) Python
4 3 (4.05%) VC++
5 2 (2.70%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (14.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (10.81%) Security Cleared
3 7 (9.46%) MCP
4 6 (8.11%) MCDST
4 6 (8.11%) MCSE
5 5 (6.76%) SC Cleared
6 4 (5.41%) CCNA
6 4 (5.41%) CCNP
6 4 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (5.41%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.70%) CISSP
7 2 (2.70%) MCSA
8 1 (1.35%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.35%) ISEB
8 1 (1.35%) ISTQB
8 1 (1.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.05%) SLA
2 2 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.70%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 17 (22.97%) Active Directory
2 9 (12.16%) XenApp
3 5 (6.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.35%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 14 (18.92%) SCCM
2 8 (10.81%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.35%) CFEngine
3 1 (1.35%) NetVault Backup
3 1 (1.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 24 (32.43%) Microsoft
2 13 (17.57%) VMware
3 12 (16.22%) Citrix
4 11 (14.86%) Oracle
5 5 (6.76%) Apple
5 5 (6.76%) BMC
5 5 (6.76%) Remedy
6 2 (2.70%) Cisco
6 2 (2.70%) EPiServer
6 2 (2.70%) Juniper
6 2 (2.70%) Veeam
7 1 (1.35%) Dell
7 1 (1.35%) F5
7 1 (1.35%) HP
7 1 (1.35%) IBM
7 1 (1.35%) Intel Security
7 1 (1.35%) Mitel
7 1 (1.35%) NetApp
7 1 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
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