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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 12 1
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows 64 70 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 17.49% 15.38% 29.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 76.19% 84.34% 83.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 53 12
Average daily rate
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£293 £325 £216
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +50.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £150 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £410 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £314
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 15
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.25 £15.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +20.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.44 £28.75 £18.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -1.63%
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
84 83 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 22.95% 18.24% 35.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 64 22
Average daily rate £255 £325 £232
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.53% +40.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 15
Average hourly rate £20.19 £18.25 £15.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.60% +20.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £14.40 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.60 £37.15 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -2 10 £318 -9.28% 8
Taunton -7 9 £350 +7.69% 4
Weston-super-Mare 0 6 - - 1
Yeovil -2 6 - - 2
Glastonbury - 5 - -
Clevedon - 3 - - 1
Street - 2 - - 1
Templecombe - 2 - -
Windows
South West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 45 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 39 (41.05%) Active Directory
3 37 (38.95%) VMware
4 26 (27.37%) Windows 7
5 24 (25.26%) SQL Server
6 22 (23.16%) VMware Infrastructure
7 21 (22.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (22.11%) Citrix
8 19 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 18 (18.95%) SQL
10 17 (17.89%) Symantec
10 17 (17.89%) Security Cleared
11 16 (16.84%) Windows Server 2012
11 16 (16.84%) .NET
12 15 (15.79%) SC Cleared
13 14 (14.74%) Migration
14 13 (13.68%) MS Exchange
15 12 (12.63%) MS Excel
15 12 (12.63%) C#
15 12 (12.63%) MS Office
16 11 (11.58%) Firewall
17 10 (10.53%) BizTalk Server
17 10 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
17 10 (10.53%) WCF
17 10 (10.53%) SCCM
18 9 (9.47%) PowerShell
18 9 (9.47%) SAN
18 9 (9.47%) CommVault
18 9 (9.47%) Middleware
19 8 (8.42%) Oracle

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 13 (13.68%) MS Exchange
2 10 (10.53%) BizTalk Server
2 10 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (7.37%) SharePoint
4 5 (5.26%) Lync
5 3 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.11%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (2.11%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 12 (12.63%) MS Excel
1 12 (12.63%) MS Office
2 1 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.11%) assyst
1 2 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.16%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.16%) Office 365
2 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.58%) Firewall
2 9 (9.47%) SAN
3 3 (3.16%) LAN
3 3 (3.16%) WAN
3 3 (3.16%) VPN
4 2 (2.11%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.05%) Multicast
5 1 (1.05%) WebEx
5 1 (1.05%) VLAN
5 1 (1.05%) NAS
5 1 (1.05%) FCoE
5 1 (1.05%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (1.05%) DHCP
5 1 (1.05%) Intranet
5 1 (1.05%) DNS
5 1 (1.05%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (25.26%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.37%) Oracle Database
3 5 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (4.21%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (4.21%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (3.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (3.16%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.11%) SQLPlus
6 2 (2.11%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (2.11%) DB2
7 1 (1.05%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.05%) MS Access
7 1 (1.05%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (4.21%) MSI
2 3 (3.16%) InstallShield
3 2 (2.11%) Toad
3 2 (2.11%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.11%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (2.11%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.11%) Subversion
3 2 (2.11%) Grunt
General
1 1 (1.05%) Marketing
1 1 (1.05%) Retail
1 1 (1.05%) Electronics
1 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
1 1 (1.05%) Finance
1 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (21.05%) Developer
2 13 (13.68%) Support Engineer
3 8 (8.42%) 3rd Line Support
3 8 (8.42%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 7 (7.37%) Administrator
4 7 (7.37%) Analyst
4 7 (7.37%) Systems Administrator
4 7 (7.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (6.32%) .NET Developer
6 5 (5.26%) IT Support
6 5 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (5.26%) Support Analyst
6 5 (5.26%) Consultant
7 4 (4.21%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (4.21%) Technical Support
7 4 (4.21%) Architect
7 4 (4.21%) BizTalk Developer
8 3 (3.16%) Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (3.16%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (16.84%) .NET
2 10 (10.53%) WCF
3 9 (9.47%) Middleware
4 5 (5.26%) Web Services
4 5 (5.26%) WinForms
5 4 (4.21%) .NET Framework
6 3 (3.16%) Application Packaging
6 3 (3.16%) ASP.NET
6 3 (3.16%) HTML
7 2 (2.11%) CSS
7 2 (2.11%) Sass
7 2 (2.11%) Apache Cordova
7 2 (2.11%) AngularJS
7 2 (2.11%) WPF
8 1 (1.05%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (1.05%) LINQ
8 1 (1.05%) WF
8 1 (1.05%) Silverlight
8 1 (1.05%) HTML5
8 1 (1.05%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.42%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.37%) Statistics
3 6 (6.32%) PKI
4 4 (4.21%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.16%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.11%) E-Learning
6 2 (2.11%) Clustering
6 2 (2.11%) Replication
6 2 (2.11%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.11%) Learning Management System
7 1 (1.05%) IBM XIV
7 1 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.05%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.05%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.05%) DTV
7 1 (1.05%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 26 (27.37%) Windows 7
2 21 (22.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (16.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (8.42%) Windows 8
6 5 (5.26%) Windows XP
7 4 (4.21%) Linux
7 4 (4.21%) Apple iOS
7 4 (4.21%) Android
8 3 (3.16%) Solaris
8 3 (3.16%) UNIX
9 2 (2.11%) AIX
9 2 (2.11%) Windows Phone
9 2 (2.11%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (1.05%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.05%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.05%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (1.05%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.05%) Windows NT
10 1 (1.05%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (14.74%) Migration
2 8 (8.42%) Change Control
3 7 (7.37%) Incident Management
3 7 (7.37%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (6.32%) ITIL
5 4 (4.21%) Project Management
5 4 (4.21%) Database Security
5 4 (4.21%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (4.21%) Project Planning
5 4 (4.21%) Android Development
5 4 (4.21%) iOS Development
6 3 (3.16%) DevOps
6 3 (3.16%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (3.16%) Data Migration
6 3 (3.16%) MVC
6 3 (3.16%) Programme Management
6 3 (3.16%) Service Delivery
6 3 (3.16%) Change Management
7 2 (2.11%) Service Management
7 2 (2.11%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 18 (18.95%) SQL
2 12 (12.63%) C#
3 9 (9.47%) PowerShell
4 3 (3.16%) VBScript
5 2 (2.11%) Java
5 2 (2.11%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.11%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.11%) VB
6 1 (1.05%) XAML
Qualifications
1 17 (17.89%) Security Cleared
2 15 (15.79%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.05%) Degree
4 1 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.05%) CCNP
4 1 (1.05%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.21%) SLA
2 3 (3.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.11%) QA
System Software
1 39 (41.05%) Active Directory
2 22 (23.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.37%) XenApp
4 6 (6.32%) XenDesktop
5 4 (4.21%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (3.16%) Hyper-V
6 3 (3.16%) vSphere
7 1 (1.05%) XenServer
7 1 (1.05%) SRDF
7 1 (1.05%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.05%) NFS
Systems Management
1 10 (10.53%) SCCM
2 8 (8.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 6 (6.32%) SCOM
4 4 (4.21%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.05%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.05%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.05%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 45 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 37 (38.95%) VMware
3 21 (22.11%) Citrix
4 17 (17.89%) Symantec
5 9 (9.47%) CommVault
6 8 (8.42%) Oracle
7 7 (7.37%) McAfee
8 6 (6.32%) Cisco
9 5 (5.26%) Veeam
9 5 (5.26%) HP
10 3 (3.16%) IBM
10 3 (3.16%) NetApp
11 2 (2.11%) Hitachi
11 2 (2.11%) Zerto
12 1 (1.05%) Becrypt
12 1 (1.05%) Rackspace
12 1 (1.05%) SAP
12 1 (1.05%) Lotus
12 1 (1.05%) EMC
12 1 (1.05%) Intel
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