The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 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 Somerset 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 3 15
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +12
Contract jobs citing Windows 72 56 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 16.98% 26.54% 11.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 78.26% 68.29% 56.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 10 4
Average daily rate £325 £188 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+73.33% -21.87%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £305 £318
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -3.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 17 5
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.95 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.52% +12.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.60 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £16.72 £16.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
92 82 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 21.70% 38.86% 20.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 28 11
Average daily rate £325 £285 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% +1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £175 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
- -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 8
Average hourly rate £15.00 £10.00 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -18.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.70 £16.20 £17.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows
South West

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Taunton -5 40 £325 -7.14% 1
Bath -7 12 £250 +56.25% 4
Yeovil -3 4 £300 +3.44%
Weston-super-Mare +2 1 - -
Winscombe - - - -
Templecombe - - - -
Cheddar - - - -
Clevedon - - - -
Street - - - -
Windows
South West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 61 (60.40%) Microsoft
2 47 (46.53%) VMware
2 47 (46.53%) Windows 7
3 40 (39.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (39.60%) ITIL
4 39 (38.61%) Active Directory
4 39 (38.61%) Security Cleared
5 35 (34.65%) SC Cleared
6 31 (30.69%) MCP
7 29 (28.71%) Microsoft Certification
8 25 (24.75%) SLA
9 21 (20.79%) MS Excel
9 21 (20.79%) Service Management
10 20 (19.80%) Front Office
10 20 (19.80%) MS Exchange
11 19 (18.81%) Back Office
12 18 (17.82%) Management Information System
12 18 (17.82%) MS Office
12 18 (17.82%) User Acceptance Testing
12 18 (17.82%) Capacity Planning
12 18 (17.82%) Statistics
13 16 (15.84%) Risk Analysis
13 16 (15.84%) Cisco
13 16 (15.84%) Citrix
13 16 (15.84%) Windows XP
13 16 (15.84%) Service Delivery
13 16 (15.84%) ITSM
14 13 (12.87%) Windows Server 2003
14 13 (12.87%) SQL Server
15 12 (11.88%) Windows Server 2008

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 (19.80%) MS Exchange
2 8 (7.92%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (7.92%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (6.93%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (5.94%) Apache
4 6 (5.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (4.95%) IIS
6 2 (1.98%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.98%) WordPress
7 1 (0.99%) MediaWiki
7 1 (0.99%) nginx
7 1 (0.99%) Confluence
7 1 (0.99%) SharePoint
Applications
1 21 (20.79%) MS Excel
2 18 (17.82%) MS Office
3 1 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.97%) assyst
2 1 (0.99%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (0.99%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.98%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.89%) Firewall
2 10 (9.90%) Wireless
3 8 (7.92%) SAN
3 8 (7.92%) Internet
4 7 (6.93%) NetScaler
5 6 (5.94%) TCP/IP
5 6 (5.94%) Nortel Meridian
6 5 (4.95%) SSH
7 4 (3.96%) LAN
8 3 (2.97%) VPN
8 3 (2.97%) WAN
9 2 (1.98%) WLAN
10 1 (0.99%) Network Security
10 1 (0.99%) IPsec
10 1 (0.99%) EIGRP
10 1 (0.99%) OSPF
10 1 (0.99%) BGP
10 1 (0.99%) Intranet
10 1 (0.99%) DHCP
10 1 (0.99%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.87%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.95%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (4.95%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.97%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.97%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (2.97%) MySQL
5 2 (1.98%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.99%) Hyperion Smart View
6 1 (0.99%) Essbase
6 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.99%) Ingres
6 1 (0.99%) DTS
Development Applications
1 7 (6.93%) MSI
2 3 (2.97%) Subversion
3 2 (1.98%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.98%) Bugzilla
3 2 (1.98%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.99%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.99%) Hudson
4 1 (0.99%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.99%) JIRA
General
1 20 (19.80%) Front Office
2 19 (18.81%) Back Office
3 8 (7.92%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.96%) Finance
5 1 (0.99%) Retail
5 1 (0.99%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (18.81%) Support Engineer
2 16 (15.84%) Network Support
3 12 (11.88%) Network Engineer
4 11 (10.89%) 2nd Line Support
5 10 (9.90%) Network Support Engineer
6 9 (8.91%) Administrator
6 9 (8.91%) Analyst
7 8 (7.92%) Deployment Engineer
8 7 (6.93%) Lead Network Engineer
8 7 (6.93%) Desktop Support
8 7 (6.93%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (5.94%) Support Analyst
9 6 (5.94%) Windows Support Engineer
10 5 (4.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (3.96%) Consultant
11 4 (3.96%) Systems Engineer
11 4 (3.96%) Applications Packager
11 4 (3.96%) 3rd Line Support
11 4 (3.96%) Service Manager
11 4 (3.96%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.96%) HTML
2 3 (2.97%) Software Packaging
2 3 (2.97%) XML
3 2 (1.98%) XSD
3 2 (1.98%) XSLT
3 2 (1.98%) Web Services
3 2 (1.98%) .NET
3 2 (1.98%) XML Schema
3 2 (1.98%) HTML5
3 2 (1.98%) WCF
4 1 (0.99%) LAMP
4 1 (0.99%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (17.82%) Management Information System
1 18 (17.82%) Statistics
2 7 (6.93%) Blackberry
3 6 (5.94%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (3.96%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.98%) Clustering
6 1 (0.99%) Wiki
6 1 (0.99%) Oracle Exalytics
6 1 (0.99%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.99%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 47 (46.53%) Windows 7
2 16 (15.84%) Windows XP
3 13 (12.87%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (11.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (10.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.98%) Solaris
6 2 (1.98%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.99%) Android
7 1 (0.99%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.99%) Debian
7 1 (0.99%) Linux
7 1 (0.99%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (39.60%) ITIL
2 21 (20.79%) Service Management
3 18 (17.82%) User Acceptance Testing
3 18 (17.82%) Capacity Planning
4 16 (15.84%) Risk Analysis
4 16 (15.84%) Service Delivery
4 16 (15.84%) ITSM
5 11 (10.89%) Workflow
6 7 (6.93%) Change Management
6 7 (6.93%) Migration
7 5 (4.95%) Load Balancing
7 5 (4.95%) Project Management
8 3 (2.97%) Business Analysis
9 2 (1.98%) SOA
9 2 (1.98%) OOP
9 2 (1.98%) OO
9 2 (1.98%) Configuration Management
9 2 (1.98%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (1.98%) MVC
9 2 (1.98%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.91%) SQL
2 3 (2.97%) C
3 2 (1.98%) Delphi
3 2 (1.98%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.99%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.99%) VB6
4 1 (0.99%) Ruby
4 1 (0.99%) Perl
4 1 (0.99%) PHP
4 1 (0.99%) VB
4 1 (0.99%) VBA
4 1 (0.99%) Java
Qualifications
1 39 (38.61%) Security Cleared
2 35 (34.65%) SC Cleared
3 31 (30.69%) MCP
4 29 (28.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (7.92%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (6.93%) MCSE
6 7 (6.93%) MCSA
7 2 (1.98%) CCNA
7 2 (1.98%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.98%) MCITP
8 1 (0.99%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.99%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (24.75%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (39.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (38.61%) Active Directory
3 7 (6.93%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (4.95%) Terminal Services
5 3 (2.97%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.99%) Postfix
6 1 (0.99%) XenServer
6 1 (0.99%) Samba
Systems Management
1 7 (6.93%) SCCM
2 3 (2.97%) SCOM
3 2 (1.98%) SCSM
4 1 (0.99%) Puppet
4 1 (0.99%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.99%) WSUS
Vendors
1 61 (60.40%) Microsoft
2 47 (46.53%) VMware
3 16 (15.84%) Cisco
3 16 (15.84%) Citrix
4 7 (6.93%) Mitel
4 7 (6.93%) Avaya
4 7 (6.93%) Nortel
4 7 (6.93%) Oracle
5 5 (4.95%) Dell
6 3 (2.97%) SonicWALL
6 3 (2.97%) MobileIron
6 3 (2.97%) Altiris
6 3 (2.97%) Apple
7 2 (1.98%) Juniper
7 2 (1.98%) Wyse
8 1 (0.99%) ProCurve
8 1 (0.99%) LANDesk
8 1 (0.99%) Sophos
8 1 (0.99%) CA
8 1 (0.99%) Hyperion
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