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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 16 6
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows 48 37 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 16.61% 11.01% 19.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 87.27% 71.15% 77.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 18 16
Average daily rate
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£359 £293 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.82% -4.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £136 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £350 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £304 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.90% -3.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 6
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £17.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +2.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £13.95 £12.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.85 £20.00 £21.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.73% -
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
55 52 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 19.03% 15.48% 25.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 24 27
Average daily rate £375 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £165 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £415 £322
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 6
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.25 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.75% -20.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.43 £20.00 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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 +4 20 £375 +22.95% 7
Bath +2 11 £338 +56.97% 5
Clevedon - 3 - -
Weston-super-Mare - 2 - -
Yeovil - 2 - - 5
Bridgwater - 1 - -
Windows
South West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 51 (45.13%) Microsoft
2 41 (36.28%) Active Directory
3 37 (32.74%) Windows Server 2003
4 33 (29.20%) VMware
4 33 (29.20%) Windows 7
5 30 (26.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (26.55%) SQL
5 30 (26.55%) SQL Server
6 26 (23.01%) .NET
6 26 (23.01%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (19.47%) C#
8 20 (17.70%) Citrix
9 17 (15.04%) Oracle
9 17 (15.04%) VMware Infrastructure
10 16 (14.16%) ASP.NET
11 15 (13.27%) UML
11 15 (13.27%) SharePoint
11 15 (13.27%) Migration
11 15 (13.27%) .NET Framework
11 15 (13.27%) Security Cleared
12 14 (12.39%) SC Cleared
12 14 (12.39%) MS Exchange
12 14 (12.39%) ITIL
12 14 (12.39%) HTML
12 14 (12.39%) MS Office
13 13 (11.50%) Symantec
13 13 (11.50%) JavaScript
14 12 (10.62%) IIS
14 12 (10.62%) C++
14 12 (10.62%) Agile Software Development

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 15 (13.27%) SharePoint
2 14 (12.39%) MS Exchange
3 12 (10.62%) IIS
4 10 (8.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (7.96%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (5.31%) Lync
7 3 (2.65%) JBoss
7 3 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.77%) Apache
8 2 (1.77%) CMS
8 2 (1.77%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.88%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 14 (12.39%) MS Office
2 11 (9.73%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.65%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.65%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.65%) Office 365
2 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.77%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.96%) Firewall
2 8 (7.08%) SAN
3 3 (2.65%) VPN
4 2 (1.77%) Network Security
4 2 (1.77%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.88%) Multicast
5 1 (0.88%) WebEx
5 1 (0.88%) NAS
5 1 (0.88%) FCoE
5 1 (0.88%) SSL
5 1 (0.88%) LAN
5 1 (0.88%) WAN
5 1 (0.88%) DHCP
5 1 (0.88%) Intranet
5 1 (0.88%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (26.55%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.54%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.65%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (2.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.65%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.65%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.77%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.88%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 9 (7.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (4.42%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.77%) MSI
3 2 (1.77%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (1.77%) Grunt
3 2 (1.77%) gulp
3 2 (1.77%) Subversion
3 2 (1.77%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.88%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.88%) Toad
General
1 2 (1.77%) Retail
2 1 (0.88%) Back Office
2 1 (0.88%) Finance
2 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 28 (24.78%) Developer
2 16 (14.16%) .NET Developer
3 14 (12.39%) Support Engineer
4 10 (8.85%) 3rd Line Support
5 9 (7.96%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 8 (7.08%) Administrator
6 8 (7.08%) SQL Developer
7 7 (6.19%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (6.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (6.19%) Analyst
7 7 (6.19%) Architect
8 6 (5.31%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (4.42%) Systems Engineer
10 4 (3.54%) Desktop Support
10 4 (3.54%) Service Analyst
10 4 (3.54%) Technical Support
10 4 (3.54%) Service Desk Analyst
10 4 (3.54%) IT Support
10 4 (3.54%) BizTalk Developer
11 3 (2.65%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (23.01%) .NET
2 16 (14.16%) ASP.NET
3 15 (13.27%) .NET Framework
4 14 (12.39%) HTML
5 9 (7.96%) WCF
6 7 (6.19%) Middleware
7 6 (5.31%) Web Services
8 4 (3.54%) CSS
8 4 (3.54%) WinForms
9 3 (2.65%) WPF
9 3 (2.65%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (1.77%) Entity Framework
10 2 (1.77%) Sass
10 2 (1.77%) AngularJS
10 2 (1.77%) Apache Cordova
10 2 (1.77%) WF
10 2 (1.77%) MFC
10 2 (1.77%) SOAP
10 2 (1.77%) STL
11 1 (0.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.31%) PKI
3 5 (4.42%) Statistics
4 4 (3.54%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.54%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.65%) NHS
5 3 (2.65%) GIS
5 3 (2.65%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.77%) Replication
6 2 (1.77%) Clustering
6 2 (1.77%) E-Learning
6 2 (1.77%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.77%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.77%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 37 (32.74%) Windows Server 2003
2 33 (29.20%) Windows 7
3 30 (26.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (23.01%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (7.96%) Windows XP
5 9 (7.96%) Linux
6 8 (7.08%) Windows 8
7 5 (4.42%) Solaris
8 4 (3.54%) UNIX
8 4 (3.54%) Android
8 4 (3.54%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.77%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (1.77%) Windows Phone
9 2 (1.77%) SUSE
9 2 (1.77%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.88%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.88%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.88%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (13.27%) UML
1 15 (13.27%) Migration
2 14 (12.39%) ITIL
3 12 (10.62%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (9.73%) Unit Testing
5 10 (8.85%) Automated Testing
5 10 (8.85%) Service Delivery
6 9 (7.96%) Software Engineering
7 8 (7.08%) Incident Management
7 8 (7.08%) Refactoring
7 8 (7.08%) Change Control
8 7 (6.19%) Information Security
8 7 (6.19%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (5.31%) MVC
9 6 (5.31%) Scrum
10 4 (3.54%) Workflow
10 4 (3.54%) CRM
10 4 (3.54%) Android Development
10 4 (3.54%) iOS Development
11 3 (2.65%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 30 (26.55%) SQL
2 22 (19.47%) C#
3 13 (11.50%) JavaScript
4 12 (10.62%) C++
5 7 (6.19%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.88%) Java
6 1 (0.88%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.88%) VBScript
6 1 (0.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (13.27%) Security Cleared
2 14 (12.39%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.65%) Degree
4 2 (1.77%) CISSP
4 2 (1.77%) CISM
4 2 (1.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.88%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.54%) SLA
3 2 (1.77%) ISO 9000
3 2 (1.77%) QA
System Software
1 41 (36.28%) Active Directory
2 17 (15.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.31%) Hyper-V
3 6 (5.31%) XenApp
3 6 (5.31%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.77%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (1.77%) vSphere
4 2 (1.77%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.88%) KVM
5 1 (0.88%) NFS
5 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.88%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.88%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 9 (7.96%) SCCM
2 8 (7.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 6 (5.31%) SCOM
4 3 (2.65%) WSUS
5 2 (1.77%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.77%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 51 (45.13%) Microsoft
2 33 (29.20%) VMware
3 20 (17.70%) Citrix
4 17 (15.04%) Oracle
5 13 (11.50%) Symantec
6 7 (6.19%) CommVault
6 7 (6.19%) Cisco
7 5 (4.42%) HP
7 5 (4.42%) McAfee
7 5 (4.42%) Veeam
8 3 (2.65%) IBM
9 2 (1.77%) SAP
9 2 (1.77%) ESRI
9 2 (1.77%) Hitachi
9 2 (1.77%) Becrypt
9 2 (1.77%) Zerto
9 2 (1.77%) Lotus
10 1 (0.88%) NetApp
10 1 (0.88%) Juniper
10 1 (0.88%) Capita
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