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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 15 14 21
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows 28 27 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 10.00% 10.89% 15.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 77.78% 55.10% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 7
Average daily rate
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£275 £400 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% +100.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £163 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £425 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 13
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.75 £10.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.66% +105.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £15.80 £9.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £21.50 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
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
36 49 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 12.86% 19.76% 38.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 23 39
Average daily rate £300 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £163 £87
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £425 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 13
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.75 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.66% +107.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.80 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.85 £21.50 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -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 4 March 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 4 March 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 4 March 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 +12 13 £225 - 15
Taunton -16 6 £300 -25.00%
Yeovil - 1 - -
Wells - - - -
Clevedon - - - - 4
Street - - - -
Windows
South West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 46 (44.23%) Windows 7
2 31 (29.81%) Security Cleared
2 31 (29.81%) SCCM
2 31 (29.81%) Microsoft
3 30 (28.85%) Active Directory
4 28 (26.92%) VMware
5 22 (21.15%) SC Cleared
6 18 (17.31%) VMware Infrastructure
6 18 (17.31%) MS Exchange
7 17 (16.35%) Migration
8 15 (14.42%) MS Office
9 14 (13.46%) SQL Server
10 13 (12.50%) SQL
10 13 (12.50%) Citrix
10 13 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
11 12 (11.54%) SAN
12 11 (10.58%) Windows XP
12 11 (10.58%) C#
12 11 (10.58%) ITIL
13 9 (8.65%) Firewall
13 9 (8.65%) MS Excel
13 9 (8.65%) .NET
14 8 (7.69%) Linux
14 8 (7.69%) Office 365
15 7 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
15 7 (6.73%) Symantec
15 7 (6.73%) SharePoint
15 7 (6.73%) WCF

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 18 (17.31%) MS Exchange
2 12 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (6.73%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (2.88%) Apache
5 3 (2.88%) IIS
5 3 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.92%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.96%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 15 (14.42%) MS Office
2 9 (8.65%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.96%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.96%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.92%) assyst
1 2 (1.92%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.69%) Office 365
2 2 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.54%) SAN
2 9 (8.65%) Firewall
3 5 (4.81%) DNS
4 4 (3.85%) LAN
4 4 (3.85%) WAN
5 3 (2.88%) DHCP
5 3 (2.88%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.92%) OpenLDAP
6 2 (1.92%) LDAP
6 2 (1.92%) VPN
6 2 (1.92%) FTP
6 2 (1.92%) Internet
7 1 (0.96%) Wireless
7 1 (0.96%) VoIP
7 1 (0.96%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.96%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.46%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.81%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (2.88%) MySQL
5 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.92%) DB2
5 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.96%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.96%) SQLPlus
6 1 (0.96%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.96%) MS Access
6 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (5.77%) MSI
2 3 (2.88%) InstallShield
2 3 (2.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.96%) Toad
3 1 (0.96%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.96%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (4.81%) Finance
2 3 (2.88%) Back Office
3 1 (0.96%) Electronics
3 1 (0.96%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.96%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (16.35%) Support Engineer
2 13 (12.50%) Developer
3 11 (10.58%) Analyst
4 10 (9.62%) Consultant
4 10 (9.62%) 2nd Line Support
4 10 (9.62%) Support Analyst
5 8 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
6 7 (6.73%) Desktop Support
6 7 (6.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (6.73%) Server Engineer
7 6 (5.77%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (5.77%) SCCM Consultant
8 5 (4.81%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (4.81%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 4 (3.85%) IT Support
10 3 (2.88%) Systems Administrator
10 3 (2.88%) 1st Line Support
10 3 (2.88%) Server Support
10 3 (2.88%) Customer Engineer
10 3 (2.88%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.65%) .NET
2 7 (6.73%) WCF
3 6 (5.77%) Middleware
4 5 (4.81%) Web Services
4 5 (4.81%) Application Packaging
4 5 (4.81%) WinForms
5 4 (3.85%) WPF
6 2 (1.92%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.92%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.96%) HTML
7 1 (0.96%) HTML5
7 1 (0.96%) REST
7 1 (0.96%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 1 (0.96%) LINQ
7 1 (0.96%) WF
7 1 (0.96%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.85%) Statistics
3 3 (2.88%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.88%) Clustering
4 2 (1.92%) Streaming Video
5 1 (0.96%) IBM XIV
5 1 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.96%) NHS
5 1 (0.96%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.96%) DTV
5 1 (0.96%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.96%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.96%) iPad
5 1 (0.96%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.96%) iPhone
5 1 (0.96%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 46 (44.23%) Windows 7
2 13 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 13 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (10.58%) Windows XP
4 8 (7.69%) Linux
5 4 (3.85%) Windows Vista
5 4 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.88%) UNIX
7 2 (1.92%) Android
7 2 (1.92%) Mac OS X Server
7 2 (1.92%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.92%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (1.92%) Windows 2000
7 2 (1.92%) AIX
7 2 (1.92%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.92%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.96%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.96%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (16.35%) Migration
2 11 (10.58%) ITIL
3 6 (5.77%) Data Migration
4 5 (4.81%) Change Control
4 5 (4.81%) Project Management
5 4 (3.85%) Change Management
6 3 (2.88%) Database Security
6 3 (2.88%) Service Management
6 3 (2.88%) Service Delivery
6 3 (2.88%) Refactoring
6 3 (2.88%) Project Planning
6 3 (2.88%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (1.92%) Asset Management
7 2 (1.92%) Incident Management
7 2 (1.92%) ITSM
7 2 (1.92%) Capacity Management
7 2 (1.92%) Software Licensing
8 1 (0.96%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (0.96%) Infrastructure Management
8 1 (0.96%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 13 (12.50%) SQL
2 11 (10.58%) C#
3 5 (4.81%) VB
3 5 (4.81%) PowerShell
4 4 (3.85%) C++
5 2 (1.92%) VBScript
6 1 (0.96%) XAML
6 1 (0.96%) Java
6 1 (0.96%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (29.81%) Security Cleared
2 22 (21.15%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.88%) A+ Certification
4 3 (2.88%) MCSE
5 2 (1.92%) MCITP
5 2 (1.92%) VCP4
5 2 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.92%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.96%) CCNP
6 1 (0.96%) CCNA
6 1 (0.96%) PMP
6 1 (0.96%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.81%) QA
2 3 (2.88%) SLA
3 1 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 30 (28.85%) Active Directory
2 18 (17.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.81%) XenApp
4 3 (2.88%) XenDesktop
4 3 (2.88%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (2.88%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (1.92%) Kerio MailServer
5 2 (1.92%) XenServer
6 1 (0.96%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.96%) vSphere
6 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 31 (29.81%) SCCM
2 4 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (2.88%) WSUS
4 2 (1.92%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.92%) SCOM
4 2 (1.92%) Nagios
5 1 (0.96%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.96%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 31 (29.81%) Microsoft
2 28 (26.92%) VMware
3 13 (12.50%) Citrix
4 7 (6.73%) Symantec
5 5 (4.81%) NetApp
5 5 (4.81%) HP
5 5 (4.81%) Oracle
6 4 (3.85%) CommVault
6 4 (3.85%) McAfee
7 3 (2.88%) Cisco
7 3 (2.88%) IBM
7 3 (2.88%) SAP
8 2 (1.92%) Mitel
8 2 (1.92%) SonicWALL
8 2 (1.92%) Infor
8 2 (1.92%) Kerio
8 2 (1.92%) ProCurve
8 2 (1.92%) NEC
8 2 (1.92%) Apple
9 1 (0.96%) Rackspace
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