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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 15 8
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows 56 29 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 17.78% 11.79% 17.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 91.80% 60.42% 51.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 16 10
Average daily rate
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£250 £285 £309
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.28% -7.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £168 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £290 £308
% change year-on-year
+7.75% -5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 7
Average hourly rate £15.38 £19.65 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.75% +57.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £19.30 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.25 £28.33 £23.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.70% -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
61 48 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 19.37% 19.51% 32.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 24 32
Average daily rate £235 £275 £309
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.54% -11.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £168 £85
10% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.12% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 7
Average hourly rate £15.75 £19.65 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.84% +57.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £19.30 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £33.47 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -14.28%

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 27 January 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
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 27 January 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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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
Bath +13 14 £300 +1.69% 7
Taunton -8 14 £250 +7.52% 4
Yeovil -1 1 - - 4
Street - 1 £100 -
Wells - - - -
Clevedon - - - -
Windows
South West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 47 (46.08%) Windows 7
2 33 (32.35%) Security Cleared
3 32 (31.37%) Microsoft
4 29 (28.43%) SCCM
5 26 (25.49%) Active Directory
6 24 (23.53%) VMware
6 24 (23.53%) SC Cleared
7 20 (19.61%) Migration
8 19 (18.63%) MS Exchange
9 16 (15.69%) VMware Infrastructure
10 15 (14.71%) MS Office
11 14 (13.73%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (12.75%) Exchange Server 2010
12 13 (12.75%) ITIL
12 13 (12.75%) SAN
12 13 (12.75%) Windows Server 2003
13 12 (11.76%) SQL Server
13 12 (11.76%) SQL
14 11 (10.78%) C#
14 11 (10.78%) Windows XP
14 11 (10.78%) Citrix
15 10 (9.80%) MS Excel
16 9 (8.82%) .NET
17 8 (7.84%) SharePoint
17 8 (7.84%) HP
18 7 (6.86%) Linux
18 7 (6.86%) Symantec
18 7 (6.86%) Firewall
18 7 (6.86%) WCF
18 7 (6.86%) Analytical Skills

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 19 (18.63%) MS Exchange
2 13 (12.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (7.84%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (2.94%) IIS
5 3 (2.94%) Apache
5 3 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.98%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.98%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (14.71%) MS Office
2 10 (9.80%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.98%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.98%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.96%) assyst
1 2 (1.96%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.98%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.88%) Office 365
2 2 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.75%) SAN
2 7 (6.86%) Firewall
3 5 (4.90%) DNS
4 3 (2.94%) LAN
4 3 (2.94%) WAN
4 3 (2.94%) DHCP
4 3 (2.94%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.96%) OpenLDAP
5 2 (1.96%) FTP
5 2 (1.96%) LDAP
5 2 (1.96%) Internet
6 1 (0.98%) VPN
6 1 (0.98%) VoIP
6 1 (0.98%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (3.92%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.94%) MySQL
3 3 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.98%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.98%) DB2
4 1 (0.98%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (4.90%) MSI
2 4 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.96%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.98%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.98%) Dreamweaver
General
1 6 (5.88%) Back Office
2 5 (4.90%) Finance
3 1 (0.98%) Electronics
3 1 (0.98%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.98%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 13 (12.75%) Developer
3 11 (10.78%) Analyst
4 10 (9.80%) 2nd Line Support
5 9 (8.82%) Support Analyst
6 8 (7.84%) 3rd Line Support
6 8 (7.84%) Consultant
7 7 (6.86%) Desktop Support
7 7 (6.86%) Server Engineer
8 6 (5.88%) SCCM Consultant
8 6 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (4.90%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 5 (4.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (3.92%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 3 (2.94%) Systems Administrator
11 3 (2.94%) Server Support
11 3 (2.94%) Customer Engineer
11 3 (2.94%) Senior Developer
11 3 (2.94%) Support Technician
11 3 (2.94%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.82%) .NET
2 7 (6.86%) WCF
3 6 (5.88%) Middleware
3 6 (5.88%) Web Services
4 5 (4.90%) WinForms
5 4 (3.92%) Application Packaging
5 4 (3.92%) WPF
6 2 (1.96%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.96%) WF
7 1 (0.98%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.98%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.98%) HTML
7 1 (0.98%) REST
7 1 (0.98%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 1 (0.98%) HTML5
7 1 (0.98%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.92%) Statistics
3 3 (2.94%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.94%) Clustering
3 3 (2.94%) NHS
4 2 (1.96%) Streaming Video
4 2 (1.96%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.98%) IBM XIV
5 1 (0.98%) DTV
5 1 (0.98%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.98%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.98%) iPad
5 1 (0.98%) iPhone
5 1 (0.98%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 47 (46.08%) Windows 7
2 14 (13.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (12.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (10.78%) Windows XP
5 7 (6.86%) Linux
6 4 (3.92%) Windows Vista
6 4 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.96%) Mac OS X Server
7 2 (1.96%) Android
7 2 (1.96%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (1.96%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.96%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.96%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.96%) UNIX
8 1 (0.98%) AIX
8 1 (0.98%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.98%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (19.61%) Migration
2 13 (12.75%) ITIL
3 6 (5.88%) Data Migration
4 5 (4.90%) Project Management
4 5 (4.90%) Service Delivery
4 5 (4.90%) Change Control
5 4 (3.92%) Change Management
5 4 (3.92%) Service Management
6 3 (2.94%) Database Security
6 3 (2.94%) Refactoring
6 3 (2.94%) Project Planning
7 2 (1.96%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (1.96%) Asset Management
7 2 (1.96%) Incident Management
7 2 (1.96%) Unit Testing
7 2 (1.96%) Software Deployment
7 2 (1.96%) Capacity Management
7 2 (1.96%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (1.96%) Workflow
7 2 (1.96%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 12 (11.76%) SQL
2 11 (10.78%) C#
3 5 (4.90%) VB
4 4 (3.92%) PowerShell
4 4 (3.92%) C++
5 1 (0.98%) XAML
5 1 (0.98%) VBScript
5 1 (0.98%) R
Qualifications
1 33 (32.35%) Security Cleared
2 24 (23.53%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.94%) MCSE
4 3 (2.94%) A+ Certification
5 2 (1.96%) MCITP
5 2 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.96%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.98%) PMP
6 1 (0.98%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.98%) CCNP
6 1 (0.98%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.88%) QA
2 4 (3.92%) SLA
3 1 (0.98%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.98%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 26 (25.49%) Active Directory
2 16 (15.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.92%) XenApp
4 3 (2.94%) VMware Workstation
4 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.96%) XenServer
5 2 (1.96%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.96%) Kerio MailServer
6 1 (0.98%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 29 (28.43%) SCCM
2 4 (3.92%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (2.94%) WSUS
4 2 (1.96%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.96%) SCOM
4 2 (1.96%) Nagios
5 1 (0.98%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.98%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 32 (31.37%) Microsoft
2 24 (23.53%) VMware
3 11 (10.78%) Citrix
4 8 (7.84%) HP
5 7 (6.86%) Symantec
6 5 (4.90%) Oracle
6 5 (4.90%) NetApp
7 4 (3.92%) Cisco
7 4 (3.92%) CommVault
7 4 (3.92%) McAfee
8 3 (2.94%) SAP
8 3 (2.94%) IBM
9 2 (1.96%) Mitel
9 2 (1.96%) SonicWALL
9 2 (1.96%) Infor
9 2 (1.96%) ProCurve
9 2 (1.96%) Kerio
9 2 (1.96%) Apple
9 2 (1.96%) NEC
10 1 (0.98%) TOWER Software
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