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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 15 7 21
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +14
Contract jobs citing Windows 35 42 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 11.01% 18.83% 10.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 81.40% 73.68% 54.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 22 7
Average daily rate
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£250 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £130 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £320 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £301 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.32% -3.68%
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 £16.00 £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 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -9.37%
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
43 57 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 13.52% 25.56% 19.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 31 16
Average daily rate £250 £300 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +6.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £125 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £378 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 9
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.30 £15.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.62% +25.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.30 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £19.30 £35.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.76%

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 1 October 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
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 1 October 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
Taunton -11 18 £250 -18.36% 3
Bath -1 4 £215 +24.63% 26
Yeovil -2 1 £213 -33.59% 2
Street -8 1 £250 -
Wells - - - - 2
Clevedon - - - - 3
Frome - - - - 1
Minehead - - - -
Windows
South West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 48 (53.33%) Windows 7
2 36 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 34 (37.78%) Security Cleared
4 31 (34.44%) SC Cleared
5 26 (28.89%) Active Directory
6 21 (23.33%) ITIL
7 20 (22.22%) MS Exchange
7 20 (22.22%) VMware
8 19 (21.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (20.00%) Citrix
10 17 (18.89%) Windows XP
10 17 (18.89%) SCCM
11 16 (17.78%) Windows Server 2003
11 16 (17.78%) Service Management
12 15 (16.67%) MS Office
13 14 (15.56%) SLA
13 14 (15.56%) MS Excel
13 14 (15.56%) Microsoft Certification
13 14 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
14 13 (14.44%) Back Office
14 13 (14.44%) Exchange Server 2010
15 12 (13.33%) Migration
15 12 (13.33%) SAN
15 12 (13.33%) MCP
16 10 (11.11%) Cisco
16 10 (11.11%) Service Delivery
16 10 (11.11%) Management Information System
17 9 (10.00%) Internet
17 9 (10.00%) HP
17 9 (10.00%) SharePoint

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 13 (14.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (10.00%) SharePoint
4 7 (7.78%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (5.56%) IIS
5 5 (5.56%) Apache
5 5 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (4.44%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (2.22%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (1.11%) MediaWiki
9 1 (1.11%) Confluence
9 1 (1.11%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (1.11%) ArcGIS
9 1 (1.11%) WebLogic
9 1 (1.11%) WebSphere
9 1 (1.11%) nginx
Applications
1 15 (16.67%) MS Office
2 14 (15.56%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (6.67%) assyst
2 1 (1.11%) Summit
2 1 (1.11%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.67%) Office 365
2 1 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.33%) SAN
2 9 (10.00%) Internet
3 7 (7.78%) Firewall
4 5 (5.56%) LAN
4 5 (5.56%) WAN
5 3 (3.33%) Wireless
5 3 (3.33%) DHCP
5 3 (3.33%) DNS
5 3 (3.33%) Nortel Meridian
6 2 (2.22%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.22%) VPN
6 2 (2.22%) LDAP
6 2 (2.22%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.11%) Intranet
7 1 (1.11%) EIGRP
7 1 (1.11%) OSPF
7 1 (1.11%) BGP
7 1 (1.11%) VoIP
7 1 (1.11%) WLAN
7 1 (1.11%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.33%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.22%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.11%) MySQL
4 1 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.11%) DTS
4 1 (1.11%) Ingres
4 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.11%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 6 (6.67%) Visual Studio
2 5 (5.56%) MSI
3 4 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (3.33%) JIRA
5 1 (1.11%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.11%) Moq
5 1 (1.11%) Hudson
5 1 (1.11%) MSTest
5 1 (1.11%) Subversion
5 1 (1.11%) Git (software)
General
1 13 (14.44%) Back Office
2 9 (10.00%) Front Office
3 5 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (17.78%) Support Engineer
2 9 (10.00%) Support Technician
2 9 (10.00%) Desktop Support
3 8 (8.89%) Network Support
3 8 (8.89%) Analyst
3 8 (8.89%) 3rd Line Support
4 7 (7.78%) Network Engineer
5 6 (6.67%) Network Support Engineer
5 6 (6.67%) Developer
5 6 (6.67%) Support Analyst
5 6 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (5.56%) Lead Network Engineer
7 4 (4.44%) Architect
7 4 (4.44%) Senior Technician
8 3 (3.33%) Windows Support Engineer
8 3 (3.33%) Desktop Technician
8 3 (3.33%) Programmer
8 3 (3.33%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (3.33%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.78%) .NET
2 6 (6.67%) WCF
3 5 (5.56%) HTML
3 5 (5.56%) XML
4 4 (4.44%) Web Services
5 3 (3.33%) HTML5
5 3 (3.33%) XSD
5 3 (3.33%) XSLT
5 3 (3.33%) XML Schema
5 3 (3.33%) WPF
6 2 (2.22%) WF
6 2 (2.22%) WinForms
7 1 (1.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (1.11%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 1 (1.11%) WebCenter
7 1 (1.11%) Middleware
7 1 (1.11%) CSS
7 1 (1.11%) LAMP
7 1 (1.11%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.11%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 8 (8.89%) Statistics
3 6 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (4.44%) Blackberry
5 3 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.33%) Clustering
6 2 (2.22%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.22%) NHS
6 2 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.11%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.11%) Streaming Video
7 1 (1.11%) E-Learning
7 1 (1.11%) CMDB
7 1 (1.11%) Wiki
7 1 (1.11%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.11%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 48 (53.33%) Windows 7
2 19 (21.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (18.89%) Windows XP
4 16 (17.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (5.56%) UNIX
5 5 (5.56%) Linux
6 3 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.22%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (2.22%) Android
7 2 (2.22%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.11%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.11%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.11%) Debian
8 1 (1.11%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.11%) Mac OS X Server
8 1 (1.11%) CentOS
8 1 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.11%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (1.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (23.33%) ITIL
2 16 (17.78%) Service Management
3 12 (13.33%) Migration
4 10 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 8 (8.89%) Change Management
5 8 (8.89%) Capacity Planning
6 7 (7.78%) Workflow
6 7 (7.78%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (7.78%) Risk Analysis
7 6 (6.67%) ITSM
8 4 (4.44%) Project Management
9 3 (3.33%) SOA
9 3 (3.33%) ERP
9 3 (3.33%) Systems Analysis
9 3 (3.33%) Business Analysis
9 3 (3.33%) Database Tuning
9 3 (3.33%) Unit Testing
9 3 (3.33%) Problem Management
10 2 (2.22%) Incident Management
10 2 (2.22%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.67%) C#
1 6 (6.67%) SQL
2 2 (2.22%) C++
2 2 (2.22%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.11%) R
3 1 (1.11%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.11%) Perl
3 1 (1.11%) PHP
3 1 (1.11%) C
3 1 (1.11%) Java
3 1 (1.11%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.11%) VB
3 1 (1.11%) VBA
3 1 (1.11%) Ruby
3 1 (1.11%) VB6
3 1 (1.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 34 (37.78%) Security Cleared
2 31 (34.44%) SC Cleared
3 14 (15.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (13.33%) MCP
5 7 (7.78%) MCSE
6 6 (6.67%) MCITP
6 6 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (4.44%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.22%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.22%) CCNA
8 2 (2.22%) MCSA
8 2 (2.22%) A+ Certification
9 1 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.11%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (15.56%) SLA
2 4 (4.44%) QA
3 1 (1.11%) ISO 14001
3 1 (1.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 26 (28.89%) Active Directory
2 14 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 5 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (4.44%) XenApp
6 2 (2.22%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.11%) Kerio MailServer
7 1 (1.11%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.11%) Samba
7 1 (1.11%) XenServer
7 1 (1.11%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 17 (18.89%) SCCM
2 3 (3.33%) SCOM
3 2 (2.22%) WSUS
4 1 (1.11%) Puppet
4 1 (1.11%) Nagios
4 1 (1.11%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 36 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 20 (22.22%) VMware
3 18 (20.00%) Citrix
4 10 (11.11%) Cisco
5 9 (10.00%) HP
6 7 (7.78%) Oracle
7 3 (3.33%) SAP
7 3 (3.33%) Nortel
7 3 (3.33%) Mitel
7 3 (3.33%) Altiris
8 2 (2.22%) Avaya
8 2 (2.22%) NetApp
8 2 (2.22%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.11%) MobileIron
9 1 (1.11%) Kerio
9 1 (1.11%) CA
9 1 (1.11%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.11%) Apple
9 1 (1.11%) Sophos
9 1 (1.11%) ESRI
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