The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 15 6 19
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +13
Contract jobs citing Windows 38 41 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 11.05% 18.89% 11.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 74.51% 74.55% 54.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 19 7
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.90% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £123 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £320 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £304 £310 £312
% change year-on-year
-1.93% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 7
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.30 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.62% +28.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £19.30 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £19.30 £15.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.94
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -5.89%
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 Somerset region.

Operating Systems Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
51 55 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 14.83% 25.35% 20.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 29 17
Average daily rate £300 £288 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -0.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £120 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £320 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
- +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 8
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.30 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.62% +28.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £19.30 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £19.30 £21.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Somerset region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Somerset region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Somerset region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Somerset

Windows
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 22 September 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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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
Taunton -9 19 £263 -14.28%
Bath -1 4 £215 +26.47% 28
Yeovil -5 1 £213 -33.59% 4
Wells - - - -
Clevedon - - - - 1
Frome - - - - 2
Highbridge - - - -
Minehead - - - -
Street - - - -
Windows
South West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 60 (56.60%) Windows 7
2 49 (46.23%) Microsoft
3 47 (44.34%) Security Cleared
4 42 (39.62%) SC Cleared
5 35 (33.02%) VMware
5 35 (33.02%) ITIL
6 28 (26.42%) VMware Infrastructure
7 27 (25.47%) Active Directory
8 26 (24.53%) MCP
9 24 (22.64%) Service Management
9 24 (22.64%) Back Office
10 23 (21.70%) Microsoft Certification
10 23 (21.70%) SLA
11 20 (18.87%) MS Exchange
12 19 (17.92%) Citrix
12 19 (17.92%) Front Office
12 19 (17.92%) Management Information System
12 19 (17.92%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (17.92%) Capacity Planning
13 18 (16.98%) Statistics
14 17 (16.04%) Windows XP
14 17 (16.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 16 (15.09%) Service Delivery
15 16 (15.09%) Windows Server 2003
15 16 (15.09%) Risk Analysis
15 16 (15.09%) User Acceptance Testing
16 15 (14.15%) SCCM
16 15 (14.15%) MS Excel
17 14 (13.21%) MS Office
17 14 (13.21%) ITSM

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 20 (18.87%) MS Exchange
2 13 (12.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (8.49%) SharePoint
4 8 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (5.66%) Apache
6 5 (4.72%) IIS
7 4 (3.77%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (2.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.89%) nginx
9 2 (1.89%) Confluence
9 2 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.89%) MediaWiki
10 1 (0.94%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.94%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.94%) WebLogic Portal
10 1 (0.94%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (14.15%) MS Excel
2 14 (13.21%) MS Office
3 1 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (5.66%) assyst
2 1 (0.94%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.66%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.38%) SAN
2 8 (7.55%) Internet
3 7 (6.60%) Firewall
3 7 (6.60%) LAN
3 7 (6.60%) WAN
4 4 (3.77%) VPN
4 4 (3.77%) Wireless
5 3 (2.83%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.83%) Nortel Meridian
6 2 (1.89%) Network Security
6 2 (1.89%) NetScaler
6 2 (1.89%) LDAP
6 2 (1.89%) DNS
6 2 (1.89%) IPv6
6 2 (1.89%) DHCP
6 2 (1.89%) IPsec
6 2 (1.89%) OSPF
6 2 (1.89%) BGP
6 2 (1.89%) EIGRP
7 1 (0.94%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.32%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.72%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.77%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.77%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.77%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (2.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.89%) MySQL
5 2 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.94%) DTS
6 1 (0.94%) Ingres
6 1 (0.94%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 6 (5.66%) Visual Studio
2 4 (3.77%) MSI
2 4 (3.77%) JIRA
2 4 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.89%) Hudson
3 2 (1.89%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.89%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.89%) Subversion
4 1 (0.94%) MSTest
4 1 (0.94%) Moq
General
1 24 (22.64%) Back Office
2 19 (17.92%) Front Office
3 5 (4.72%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.77%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (21.70%) Support Engineer
2 16 (15.09%) Network Support
3 11 (10.38%) Network Engineer
4 9 (8.49%) Support Technician
4 9 (8.49%) Desktop Support
4 9 (8.49%) Network Support Engineer
5 8 (7.55%) Windows Support Engineer
5 8 (7.55%) Analyst
5 8 (7.55%) 3rd Line Support
6 7 (6.60%) Lead Network Engineer
7 6 (5.66%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (5.66%) Support Analyst
7 6 (5.66%) Developer
8 5 (4.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (3.77%) Architect
9 4 (3.77%) DBA
9 4 (3.77%) Wintel Engineer
9 4 (3.77%) Deployment Engineer
9 4 (3.77%) Senior Technician
10 3 (2.83%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.60%) .NET
2 6 (5.66%) WCF
3 5 (4.72%) HTML
3 5 (4.72%) XML
4 3 (2.83%) XSD
4 3 (2.83%) XSLT
4 3 (2.83%) XML Schema
4 3 (2.83%) Web Services
4 3 (2.83%) WPF
4 3 (2.83%) HTML5
5 2 (1.89%) LAMP
5 2 (1.89%) WinForms
5 2 (1.89%) WF
6 1 (0.94%) Silverlight
6 1 (0.94%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.94%) WebCenter
6 1 (0.94%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.94%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (0.94%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 1 (0.94%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (17.92%) Management Information System
2 18 (16.98%) Statistics
3 6 (5.66%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (3.77%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.83%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.83%) Clustering
6 2 (1.89%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.89%) NHS
6 2 (1.89%) Wiki
7 1 (0.94%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.94%) RIA
7 1 (0.94%) CMDB
7 1 (0.94%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.94%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 60 (56.60%) Windows 7
2 19 (17.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (16.04%) Windows XP
4 16 (15.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (5.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (4.72%) UNIX
6 5 (4.72%) Linux
7 2 (1.89%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.89%) Debian
7 2 (1.89%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.89%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.94%) CentOS
8 1 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.94%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.94%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.94%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (33.02%) ITIL
2 24 (22.64%) Service Management
3 19 (17.92%) Capacity Planning
4 16 (15.09%) Risk Analysis
4 16 (15.09%) Service Delivery
4 16 (15.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (13.21%) ITSM
6 13 (12.26%) Workflow
7 11 (10.38%) Migration
8 8 (7.55%) Change Management
9 3 (2.83%) ERP
9 3 (2.83%) Data Modelling
9 3 (2.83%) SOA
9 3 (2.83%) Project Management
9 3 (2.83%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (2.83%) Problem Management
9 3 (2.83%) Unit Testing
9 3 (2.83%) Systems Analysis
9 3 (2.83%) Business Analysis
9 3 (2.83%) Database Tuning
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.49%) SQL
2 6 (5.66%) C#
3 2 (1.89%) C++
3 2 (1.89%) Java
3 2 (1.89%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.89%) Perl
3 2 (1.89%) PHP
3 2 (1.89%) Ruby
3 2 (1.89%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.94%) R
4 1 (0.94%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.94%) C
4 1 (0.94%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.94%) VB
4 1 (0.94%) VBA
4 1 (0.94%) VB6
Qualifications
1 47 (44.34%) Security Cleared
2 42 (39.62%) SC Cleared
3 26 (24.53%) MCP
4 23 (21.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (16.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 7 (6.60%) MCSE
7 6 (5.66%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (5.66%) MCITP
8 2 (1.89%) MCSA
8 2 (1.89%) CCNA
8 2 (1.89%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.94%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.94%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (21.70%) SLA
2 3 (2.83%) QA
3 1 (0.94%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.94%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 28 (26.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (25.47%) Active Directory
3 6 (5.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 4 (3.77%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (3.77%) XenApp
5 2 (1.89%) XenServer
5 2 (1.89%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.89%) Postfix
5 2 (1.89%) Samba
6 1 (0.94%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 15 (14.15%) SCCM
2 3 (2.83%) SCOM
3 2 (1.89%) ZABBIX
3 2 (1.89%) Puppet
3 2 (1.89%) WSUS
Vendors
1 49 (46.23%) Microsoft
2 35 (33.02%) VMware
3 19 (17.92%) Citrix
4 10 (9.43%) Cisco
4 10 (9.43%) Oracle
5 8 (7.55%) HP
6 3 (2.83%) Nortel
6 3 (2.83%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.83%) Altiris
7 2 (1.89%) SAP
7 2 (1.89%) NetApp
7 2 (1.89%) Avaya
7 2 (1.89%) Mitel
8 1 (0.94%) CA
8 1 (0.94%) Capita
8 1 (0.94%) PlateSpin
8 1 (0.94%) LANDesk
8 1 (0.94%) MobileIron
8 1 (0.94%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.94%) Sophos
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