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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 32 39 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 13.06% 18.84% 17.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 74.42% 72.22% 74.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 20 21
Median daily rate £255 £203 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% -49.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £120 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £480 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £336 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.23% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 5
Median hourly rate £14.19 £42.46 £11.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.57% +277.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.97 £13.90 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.41 £49.19 £12.77
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-1.61% +6.89%
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
43 54 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 17.55% 26.09% 23.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 23 27
Median daily rate £370 £265 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.62% -33.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £120 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
- +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 5
Median hourly rate £16.97 £42.46 £11.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.03% +277.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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 24 July 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
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 24 July 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 -3 19 £220 -50.42% 6
Poole -2 5 £150 -14.28% 4
Dorchester - 2 £180 - 1
Weymouth -3 1 - -
Windows
South West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 27 (36.00%) Microsoft
2 20 (26.67%) MS Office
3 18 (24.00%) Windows 7
4 16 (21.33%) Unix
5 15 (20.00%) Active Directory
6 13 (17.33%) Java
6 13 (17.33%) VMware
6 13 (17.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (16.00%) Oracle
8 11 (14.67%) Linux
8 11 (14.67%) MS Exchange
9 10 (13.33%) ITIL
9 10 (13.33%) Banking
9 10 (13.33%) SCCM
10 9 (12.00%) WebSphere
10 9 (12.00%) Windows 10
10 9 (12.00%) Windows Server
10 9 (12.00%) Finance
10 9 (12.00%) IIS
10 9 (12.00%) Citrix
10 9 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (10.67%) Migration
11 8 (10.67%) Opscode Chef
11 8 (10.67%) Security Cleared
12 7 (9.33%) Problem Management
12 7 (9.33%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (9.33%) Oracle Database
12 7 (9.33%) Validation
13 6 (8.00%) Project Management
13 6 (8.00%) MS Excel

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 11 (14.67%) MS Exchange
2 9 (12.00%) IIS
2 9 (12.00%) WebSphere
3 4 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (5.33%) Skype for Business
4 3 (4.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 20 (26.67%) MS Office
2 6 (8.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.33%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.33%) Office 365
2 1 (1.33%) OneDrive
2 1 (1.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.33%) Skype
2 4 (5.33%) WAN
3 3 (4.00%) Internet
3 3 (4.00%) Intranet
4 2 (2.67%) Firewall
4 2 (2.67%) LAN
4 2 (2.67%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (1.33%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.33%) DB2
2 1 (1.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (4.00%) Maven
1 3 (4.00%) WiX
2 2 (2.67%) Subversion
3 1 (1.33%) InstallShield
3 1 (1.33%) MSI
3 1 (1.33%) PVCS
3 1 (1.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.33%) TestDirector
General
1 10 (13.33%) Banking
2 9 (12.00%) Finance
3 3 (4.00%) Retail
4 1 (1.33%) Local Government
4 1 (1.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 19 (25.33%) Support Engineer
2 18 (24.00%) Analyst
3 10 (13.33%) Project Manager
4 7 (9.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (9.33%) Windows Engineer
5 6 (8.00%) Deployment Engineer
5 6 (8.00%) IT Support
5 6 (8.00%) Windows Deployment Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
6 5 (6.67%) Build Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) Desktop Support
6 5 (6.67%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
6 5 (6.67%) Help Desk Analyst
6 5 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) Service Analyst
7 4 (5.33%) Developer
7 4 (5.33%) Network Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Network Support
7 4 (5.33%) Network Support Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.67%) POSIX
1 2 (2.67%) XML
2 1 (1.33%) .NET
2 1 (1.33%) boto
2 1 (1.33%) JSON
2 1 (1.33%) Middleware
2 1 (1.33%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.33%) Blackberry
1 4 (5.33%) Mainframe
1 4 (5.33%) Smartphone
2 3 (4.00%) iPad
2 3 (4.00%) Visualisation
3 2 (2.67%) iPhone
3 2 (2.67%) Public Cloud
3 2 (2.67%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.33%) Clustering
4 1 (1.33%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.33%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.33%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.33%) NHS
4 1 (1.33%) Replication
4 1 (1.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 18 (24.00%) Windows 7
2 16 (21.33%) Unix
3 13 (17.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (14.67%) Linux
5 9 (12.00%) Windows 10
5 9 (12.00%) Windows Server
6 5 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.67%) Android
7 2 (2.67%) Mac OS X
7 2 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.67%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (2.67%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (13.33%) ITIL
2 8 (10.67%) Migration
3 7 (9.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 7 (9.33%) Problem Management
3 7 (9.33%) Validation
4 6 (8.00%) Project Management
5 4 (5.33%) ITIL V3
5 4 (5.33%) SIEM
6 3 (4.00%) Analytics
6 3 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (4.00%) Multithreading
6 3 (4.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (4.00%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (2.67%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (2.67%) Kernel Tuning
7 2 (2.67%) Patch Management
7 2 (2.67%) Performance Testing
7 2 (2.67%) RAD
7 2 (2.67%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.33%) Dashboard Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (17.33%) Java
2 5 (6.67%) PowerShell
2 5 (6.67%) SQL
3 4 (5.33%) Python
4 3 (4.00%) C
4 3 (4.00%) C++
4 3 (4.00%) VC++
5 2 (2.67%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.33%) C#
6 1 (1.33%) Perl
6 1 (1.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (10.67%) Security Cleared
3 6 (8.00%) MCSE
4 5 (6.67%) MCP
4 5 (6.67%) SC Cleared
5 4 (5.33%) CCNA
5 4 (5.33%) CCNP
5 4 (5.33%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (5.33%) MCDST
6 2 (2.67%) CISSP
6 2 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.67%) MCSA
7 1 (1.33%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.33%) Degree
7 1 (1.33%) ISEB
7 1 (1.33%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.00%) SLA
2 2 (2.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.67%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 15 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.00%) XenApp
3 5 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (13.33%) SCCM
2 8 (10.67%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.33%) CFEngine
3 1 (1.33%) NetVault Backup
3 1 (1.33%) Puppet
3 1 (1.33%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 27 (36.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (17.33%) VMware
3 12 (16.00%) Oracle
4 9 (12.00%) Citrix
5 2 (2.67%) Apple
5 2 (2.67%) BMC
5 2 (2.67%) Cisco
5 2 (2.67%) Juniper
5 2 (2.67%) Remedy
5 2 (2.67%) ServiceNow
5 2 (2.67%) Veeam
6 1 (1.33%) Dell
6 1 (1.33%) HP
6 1 (1.33%) IBM
6 1 (1.33%) Intel Security
6 1 (1.33%) NetApp
6 1 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.33%) Splunk