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 11 July 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 12 4 21
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +17
Contract jobs citing Windows 50 42 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 13.02% 21.99% 6.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 75.76% 87.50% 58.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 11 1
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£313 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% +2.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -7.29%
Operating Systems Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
66 48 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 17.19% 25.13% 10.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 16 3
Average daily rate £325 £225 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% -18.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 3
Average hourly rate £14.25 £18.50 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.97% +17.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
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 11 July 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 11 July 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 11 July 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 -12 28 £325 +3.17% 3
Bath -7 9 £381 +150.00% 9
Yeovil -6 5 £300 +25.00%
Templecombe - - - -
Weston-super-Mare - - - -
Highbridge - - - -
Minehead - - - -
Street - - - - 1
Windows
South West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 57 (54.29%) Microsoft
2 53 (50.48%) Windows 7
3 46 (43.81%) Security Cleared
4 41 (39.05%) SC Cleared
5 40 (38.10%) ITIL
6 36 (34.29%) VMware
7 32 (30.48%) MCP
8 31 (29.52%) Microsoft Certification
9 30 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
10 27 (25.71%) Active Directory
10 27 (25.71%) SLA
11 24 (22.86%) Service Management
12 21 (20.00%) Front Office
12 21 (20.00%) Citrix
12 21 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
13 20 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
13 20 (19.05%) Statistics
13 20 (19.05%) Back Office
13 20 (19.05%) Management Information System
14 18 (17.14%) Service Delivery
14 18 (17.14%) MS Exchange
14 18 (17.14%) Risk Analysis
15 16 (15.24%) Cisco
15 16 (15.24%) MS Excel
15 16 (15.24%) ITSM
16 14 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
16 14 (13.33%) Windows XP
16 14 (13.33%) SCCM
17 13 (12.38%) Windows Server 2008
18 12 (11.43%) Firewall

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 18 (17.14%) MS Exchange
2 11 (10.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (7.62%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (5.71%) Apache
4 6 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (4.76%) IIS
6 4 (3.81%) SharePoint
7 3 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.90%) nginx
8 2 (1.90%) Confluence
8 2 (1.90%) MediaWiki
9 1 (0.95%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.95%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (15.24%) MS Excel
2 12 (11.43%) MS Office
3 1 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (5.71%) assyst
2 1 (0.95%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (0.95%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.43%) Firewall
2 11 (10.48%) Wireless
3 9 (8.57%) SAN
4 8 (7.62%) Internet
4 8 (7.62%) LAN
4 8 (7.62%) NetScaler
5 7 (6.67%) WAN
6 4 (3.81%) VPN
7 3 (2.86%) TCP/IP
7 3 (2.86%) Nortel Meridian
8 2 (1.90%) Network Security
8 2 (1.90%) IPv6
8 2 (1.90%) LDAP
8 2 (1.90%) WLAN
8 2 (1.90%) OSPF
8 2 (1.90%) BGP
8 2 (1.90%) EIGRP
8 2 (1.90%) IPsec
9 1 (0.95%) Intranet
9 1 (0.95%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.48%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.81%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.86%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (2.86%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.90%) MySQL
6 1 (0.95%) Hyperion Smart View
6 1 (0.95%) Essbase
6 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.95%) DTS
6 1 (0.95%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 5 (4.76%) Visual Studio
1 5 (4.76%) MSI
2 4 (3.81%) JIRA
3 2 (1.90%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.90%) Subversion
3 2 (1.90%) Hudson
3 2 (1.90%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.95%) MSTest
4 1 (0.95%) Moq
General
1 21 (20.00%) Front Office
2 20 (19.05%) Back Office
3 5 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (20.95%) Support Engineer
2 17 (16.19%) Network Support
3 13 (12.38%) Network Engineer
4 11 (10.48%) Network Support Engineer
5 9 (8.57%) Desktop Support
5 9 (8.57%) Analyst
6 8 (7.62%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (6.67%) Lead Network Engineer
7 7 (6.67%) Windows Support Engineer
8 6 (5.71%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (5.71%) Support Technician
8 6 (5.71%) Support Analyst
8 6 (5.71%) Deployment Engineer
9 5 (4.76%) Administrator
9 5 (4.76%) Service Manager
10 4 (3.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (3.81%) Architect
10 4 (3.81%) Developer
10 4 (3.81%) Consultant
10 4 (3.81%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.76%) HTML
1 5 (4.76%) XML
2 4 (3.81%) .NET
2 4 (3.81%) WCF
3 3 (2.86%) WPF
3 3 (2.86%) HTML5
3 3 (2.86%) XSD
3 3 (2.86%) XSLT
3 3 (2.86%) XML Schema
4 2 (1.90%) LAMP
4 2 (1.90%) WinForms
5 1 (0.95%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.95%) CSS
5 1 (0.95%) Web Services
5 1 (0.95%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (0.95%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 1 (0.95%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 20 (19.05%) Management Information System
1 20 (19.05%) Statistics
2 6 (5.71%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (3.81%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.86%) Clustering
5 2 (1.90%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.90%) Wiki
5 2 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.95%) Oracle Exalytics
6 1 (0.95%) RIA
6 1 (0.95%) CMDB
6 1 (0.95%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 53 (50.48%) Windows 7
2 14 (13.33%) Windows XP
2 14 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (12.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (5.71%) UNIX
6 4 (3.81%) Linux
7 2 (1.90%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (1.90%) Debian
7 2 (1.90%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.95%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.95%) Android
8 1 (0.95%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (38.10%) ITIL
2 24 (22.86%) Service Management
3 21 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
4 20 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
5 18 (17.14%) Risk Analysis
5 18 (17.14%) Service Delivery
6 16 (15.24%) ITSM
7 11 (10.48%) Change Management
7 11 (10.48%) Workflow
8 6 (5.71%) Migration
9 5 (4.76%) Project Management
10 3 (2.86%) Business Analysis
10 3 (2.86%) Database Tuning
10 3 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (2.86%) Data Modelling
10 3 (2.86%) SOA
11 2 (1.90%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (1.90%) Continuous Integration
11 2 (1.90%) Time Management
11 2 (1.90%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.67%) SQL
2 3 (2.86%) C#
3 2 (1.90%) C++
3 2 (1.90%) Java
3 2 (1.90%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.90%) Perl
3 2 (1.90%) PHP
3 2 (1.90%) Ruby
3 2 (1.90%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.95%) C
4 1 (0.95%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.95%) VB
4 1 (0.95%) VBA
4 1 (0.95%) VB6
Qualifications
1 46 (43.81%) Security Cleared
2 41 (39.05%) SC Cleared
3 32 (30.48%) MCP
4 31 (29.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (10.48%) MCSE
6 8 (7.62%) MCSA
7 6 (5.71%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (5.71%) MCITP
8 4 (3.81%) CCNA
8 4 (3.81%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.90%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.95%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.95%) ISEB
10 1 (0.95%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.95%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (25.71%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (25.71%) Active Directory
3 5 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (2.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (2.86%) XenApp
5 2 (1.90%) XenServer
5 2 (1.90%) Postfix
5 2 (1.90%) Samba
6 1 (0.95%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.95%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 14 (13.33%) SCCM
2 4 (3.81%) SCOM
3 3 (2.86%) WSUS
4 2 (1.90%) ZABBIX
4 2 (1.90%) Puppet
4 2 (1.90%) SCSM
Vendors
1 57 (54.29%) Microsoft
2 36 (34.29%) VMware
3 21 (20.00%) Citrix
4 16 (15.24%) Cisco
5 9 (8.57%) Oracle
6 8 (7.62%) Avaya
6 8 (7.62%) Mitel
7 5 (4.76%) HP
8 3 (2.86%) Nortel
8 3 (2.86%) Altiris
9 2 (1.90%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.95%) Sophos
10 1 (0.95%) ESRI
10 1 (0.95%) PlateSpin
10 1 (0.95%) LANDesk
10 1 (0.95%) ProCurve
10 1 (0.95%) MobileIron
10 1 (0.95%) SAP
10 1 (0.95%) CA
10 1 (0.95%) Hyperion
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