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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 6 4
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 38 43 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 17.67% 17.62% 16.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 74.51% 68.25% 62.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 25 24
Average daily rate
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£400 £215 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+86.04% -36.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £110 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £434 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 9
Average hourly rate £11.25 £16.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.81% -58.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.37 £9.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.77 £21.30 £41.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
51 63 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 23.72% 25.82% 25.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 38 46
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £110 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £440 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 10
Average hourly rate £11.25 £14.76 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.78% -63.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.04 £9.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £20.00 £45.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
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 24 July 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
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 24 July 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
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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 17 £415 +84.44% 10
Poole -4 1 £170 -2.85% 3
Weymouth - - - -
Ferndown - - - -
Windows
South West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 33 (36.67%) Active Directory
2 29 (32.22%) Windows 7
3 26 (28.89%) VMware
4 22 (24.44%) UNIX
5 21 (23.33%) Microsoft
6 20 (22.22%) Linux
7 18 (20.00%) Windows XP
8 16 (17.78%) SQL
8 16 (17.78%) SQL Server
8 16 (17.78%) VMware Infrastructure
9 13 (14.44%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (14.44%) MS Exchange
10 12 (13.33%) MS Office
10 12 (13.33%) TCP/IP
11 11 (12.22%) SAN
12 10 (11.11%) Oracle
12 10 (11.11%) Security Cleared
13 9 (10.00%) SC Cleared
13 9 (10.00%) NAS
13 9 (10.00%) ITIL
14 8 (8.89%) DNS
14 8 (8.89%) PowerShell
15 7 (7.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 7 (7.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 7 (7.78%) Application Packaging
15 7 (7.78%) Windows Server 2012
15 7 (7.78%) Project Management
15 7 (7.78%) Citrix
16 6 (6.67%) NetApp
16 6 (6.67%) Red Hat

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 13 (14.44%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.33%) Lync
3 3 (3.33%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.33%) CICS
4 2 (2.22%) Commerce Server
4 2 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.11%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.11%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (13.33%) MS Office
2 6 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.33%) TCP/IP
2 11 (12.22%) SAN
3 9 (10.00%) NAS
4 8 (8.89%) DNS
5 6 (6.67%) iSCSI
6 4 (4.44%) WAN
6 4 (4.44%) LAN
6 4 (4.44%) Firewall
7 3 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (3.33%) DHCP
8 2 (2.22%) Structured Cabling
9 1 (1.11%) Cisco PIX
9 1 (1.11%) Network Security
9 1 (1.11%) Multicast
9 1 (1.11%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (1.11%) VoIP
9 1 (1.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (17.78%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.33%) Oracle Database
2 3 (3.33%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.11%) DTS
4 1 (1.11%) RDBMS
General
1 6 (6.67%) Finance
2 5 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.44%) Banking
4 2 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.11%) Marketing
5 1 (1.11%) Back Office
5 1 (1.11%) Electronics
5 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (14.44%) Analyst
2 8 (8.89%) Desktop Support
2 8 (8.89%) Administrator
3 6 (6.67%) Support Engineer
3 6 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (5.56%) Consultant
5 4 (4.44%) Architect
5 4 (4.44%) Help Desk Support
5 4 (4.44%) Rollout Engineer
5 4 (4.44%) Environment Analyst
5 4 (4.44%) Backup Engineer
5 4 (4.44%) Linux Administrator
6 3 (3.33%) Storage Administrator
6 3 (3.33%) Deployment Engineer
6 3 (3.33%) Auditor
6 3 (3.33%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 3 (3.33%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (3.33%) Service Analyst
6 3 (3.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.78%) Application Packaging
2 4 (4.44%) .NET
3 3 (3.33%) ASP.NET
3 3 (3.33%) XML
4 2 (2.22%) ISPF
5 1 (1.11%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.11%) WPF
5 1 (1.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (1.11%) Task Parallel Library
5 1 (1.11%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 1 (1.11%) OLE
5 1 (1.11%) XSLT
5 1 (1.11%) SOAP
5 1 (1.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.67%) NHS
2 3 (3.33%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (2.22%) Mainframe
3 2 (2.22%) Digital Media
3 2 (2.22%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.11%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.11%) DTV
4 1 (1.11%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.11%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 29 (32.22%) Windows 7
2 22 (24.44%) UNIX
3 20 (22.22%) Linux
4 18 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 13 (14.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (7.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (7.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (4.44%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (10.00%) ITIL
2 7 (7.78%) Project Management
3 6 (6.67%) Time Management
4 5 (5.56%) Migration
4 5 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (4.44%) Capacity Management
6 3 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (3.33%) ITIL V3
6 3 (3.33%) Identity Management
7 2 (2.22%) E-Commerce
7 2 (2.22%) Configuration Management
7 2 (2.22%) Business Continuity
7 2 (2.22%) Data Security
7 2 (2.22%) Service Delivery
7 2 (2.22%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (1.11%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (1.11%) Software Engineering
8 1 (1.11%) Multithreading
8 1 (1.11%) Data Protection
8 1 (1.11%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 16 (17.78%) SQL
2 8 (8.89%) PowerShell
3 5 (5.56%) Perl
4 3 (3.33%) JCL
4 3 (3.33%) Java
4 3 (3.33%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.33%) REXX
5 2 (2.22%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.22%) C
5 2 (2.22%) C#
5 2 (2.22%) C++
5 2 (2.22%) Python
5 2 (2.22%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.11%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 10 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 9 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (3.33%) NCDA
5 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.22%) MCP
5 2 (2.22%) VCP5
5 2 (2.22%) Degree
6 1 (1.11%) MOS
6 1 (1.11%) MCSE
6 1 (1.11%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.22%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.11%) QA
System Software
1 33 (36.67%) Active Directory
2 16 (17.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.67%) NFS
3 6 (6.67%) vSphere
4 5 (5.56%) VMware Server
4 5 (5.56%) Hyper-V
4 5 (5.56%) VMware ESX
4 5 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (3.33%) XenApp
5 3 (3.33%) RACF
6 2 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.22%) XenDesktop
6 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.11%) Xen
7 1 (1.11%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (3.33%) CA Endevor
2 2 (2.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 26 (28.89%) VMware
2 21 (23.33%) Microsoft
3 10 (11.11%) Oracle
4 7 (7.78%) Citrix
5 6 (6.67%) NetApp
5 6 (6.67%) Red Hat
6 5 (5.56%) Symantec
7 4 (4.44%) EMC
7 4 (4.44%) FalconStor
8 3 (3.33%) Dell
8 3 (3.33%) Avaya
8 3 (3.33%) Apple
8 3 (3.33%) CA
9 2 (2.22%) HP
9 2 (2.22%) Sun
9 2 (2.22%) Cisco
9 2 (2.22%) IBM
10 1 (1.11%) Telerik
10 1 (1.11%) LANDesk
10 1 (1.11%) Brocade
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