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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 15 6 16
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +10
Contract jobs citing Windows 37 46 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 10.69% 19.83% 10.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 71.15% 77.97% 55.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 16 5
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.48% +22.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £148 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £320 £326
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £315 £313
% change year-on-year
-3.17% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.10 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.33% +8.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
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
52 59 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 15.03% 25.43% 18.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 27 12
Average daily rate £325 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £157 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £322 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 6
Average hourly rate £14.25 £18.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.83% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £13.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £23.75 £29.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 29 August 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
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 29 August 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 -8 25 £305 -0.40% 1
Bath -7 5 £215 +26.47% 27
Clevedon - - - - 2
Frome - - - - 3
Highbridge - - - -
Minehead - - - -
Street - - - -
Wells - - - -
Weston-super-Mare - - - -
Yeovil - - - - 2
Windows
South West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (56.44%) Windows 7
2 49 (48.51%) Microsoft
3 47 (46.53%) Security Cleared
4 42 (41.58%) SC Cleared
5 34 (33.66%) ITIL
6 32 (31.68%) VMware
7 28 (27.72%) VMware Infrastructure
7 28 (27.72%) MCP
8 26 (25.74%) SLA
9 25 (24.75%) Microsoft Certification
10 23 (22.77%) Service Management
11 21 (20.79%) Back Office
11 21 (20.79%) Active Directory
12 19 (18.81%) Front Office
12 19 (18.81%) Management Information System
12 19 (18.81%) Capacity Planning
13 18 (17.82%) Statistics
13 18 (17.82%) Citrix
14 17 (16.83%) MS Excel
14 17 (16.83%) MS Exchange
14 17 (16.83%) Service Delivery
14 17 (16.83%) User Acceptance Testing
14 17 (16.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 16 (15.84%) Risk Analysis
16 15 (14.85%) SCCM
17 14 (13.86%) ITSM
17 14 (13.86%) Windows XP
18 13 (12.87%) Windows Server 2008
19 12 (11.88%) Exchange Server 2010
19 12 (11.88%) Workflow

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 17 (16.83%) MS Exchange
2 12 (11.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (5.94%) Apache
4 5 (4.95%) SharePoint
4 5 (4.95%) IIS
4 5 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (2.97%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (2.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.98%) nginx
6 2 (1.98%) Confluence
6 2 (1.98%) MediaWiki
7 1 (0.99%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.99%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.99%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.99%) WebLogic
Applications
1 17 (16.83%) MS Excel
2 12 (11.88%) MS Office
3 1 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (5.94%) assyst
2 1 (0.99%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.89%) Firewall
2 8 (7.92%) Wireless
2 8 (7.92%) SAN
2 8 (7.92%) Internet
3 7 (6.93%) LAN
4 6 (5.94%) WAN
4 6 (5.94%) NetScaler
5 3 (2.97%) Nortel Meridian
5 3 (2.97%) VPN
6 2 (1.98%) LDAP
6 2 (1.98%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.98%) OSPF
6 2 (1.98%) BGP
6 2 (1.98%) EIGRP
6 2 (1.98%) IPsec
6 2 (1.98%) Network Security
6 2 (1.98%) IPv6
7 1 (0.99%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.99%) Intranet
7 1 (0.99%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.89%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.95%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.96%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.96%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (3.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.96%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (2.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.98%) MySQL
5 2 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.99%) DTS
6 1 (0.99%) Ingres
6 1 (0.99%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 5 (4.95%) Visual Studio
2 4 (3.96%) MSI
2 4 (3.96%) JIRA
3 2 (1.98%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.98%) Subversion
3 2 (1.98%) Hudson
3 2 (1.98%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.99%) MSTest
4 1 (0.99%) Moq
General
1 21 (20.79%) Back Office
2 19 (18.81%) Front Office
3 5 (4.95%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.98%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (20.79%) Support Engineer
2 17 (16.83%) Network Support
3 12 (11.88%) Network Engineer
4 10 (9.90%) Network Support Engineer
5 8 (7.92%) Support Technician
5 8 (7.92%) Desktop Support
5 8 (7.92%) Analyst
5 8 (7.92%) Windows Support Engineer
6 7 (6.93%) Lead Network Engineer
7 6 (5.94%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (4.95%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (4.95%) Developer
9 4 (3.96%) DBA
9 4 (3.96%) Architect
9 4 (3.96%) Support Analyst
9 4 (3.96%) Administrator
9 4 (3.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (3.96%) Wintel Engineer
9 4 (3.96%) Deployment Engineer
9 4 (3.96%) Senior Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.95%) XML
1 5 (4.95%) HTML
1 5 (4.95%) .NET
1 5 (4.95%) WCF
2 3 (2.97%) WPF
2 3 (2.97%) HTML5
2 3 (2.97%) XSD
2 3 (2.97%) XSLT
2 3 (2.97%) XML Schema
3 2 (1.98%) LAMP
3 2 (1.98%) WinForms
3 2 (1.98%) Web Services
4 1 (0.99%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (0.99%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 1 (0.99%) WF
4 1 (0.99%) Silverlight
4 1 (0.99%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.99%) WebCenter
4 1 (0.99%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.99%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (18.81%) Management Information System
2 18 (17.82%) Statistics
3 6 (5.94%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (3.96%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.98%) Wiki
5 2 (1.98%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.98%) NHS
6 1 (0.99%) Clustering
6 1 (0.99%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.99%) RIA
6 1 (0.99%) CMDB
6 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 57 (56.44%) Windows 7
2 14 (13.86%) Windows XP
3 13 (12.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (11.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (5.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (4.95%) UNIX
6 5 (4.95%) Linux
7 2 (1.98%) Debian
7 2 (1.98%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.99%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.99%) Android
8 1 (0.99%) CentOS
8 1 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.99%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (33.66%) ITIL
2 23 (22.77%) Service Management
3 19 (18.81%) Capacity Planning
4 17 (16.83%) Service Delivery
4 17 (16.83%) User Acceptance Testing
5 16 (15.84%) Risk Analysis
6 14 (13.86%) ITSM
7 12 (11.88%) Workflow
8 11 (10.89%) Migration
9 9 (8.91%) Change Management
10 3 (2.97%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (2.97%) Project Management
10 3 (2.97%) Data Modelling
10 3 (2.97%) SOA
10 3 (2.97%) Business Analysis
10 3 (2.97%) Database Tuning
11 2 (1.98%) Continuous Integration
11 2 (1.98%) Time Management
11 2 (1.98%) Unit Testing
11 2 (1.98%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.92%) SQL
2 4 (3.96%) C#
3 2 (1.98%) C++
3 2 (1.98%) Java
3 2 (1.98%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.98%) Perl
3 2 (1.98%) PHP
3 2 (1.98%) Ruby
3 2 (1.98%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.99%) R
4 1 (0.99%) C
4 1 (0.99%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.99%) VB
4 1 (0.99%) VBA
4 1 (0.99%) VB6
Qualifications
1 47 (46.53%) Security Cleared
2 42 (41.58%) SC Cleared
3 28 (27.72%) MCP
4 25 (24.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (16.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 7 (6.93%) MCSE
7 6 (5.94%) MCSA
8 4 (3.96%) CCNA
8 4 (3.96%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (3.96%) MCITP
8 4 (3.96%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.99%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.99%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.99%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.99%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (25.74%) SLA
2 1 (0.99%) ISO 14001
2 1 (0.99%) QA
2 1 (0.99%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 28 (27.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (20.79%) Active Directory
3 5 (4.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 4 (3.96%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (2.97%) XenApp
6 2 (1.98%) XenServer
6 2 (1.98%) Postfix
6 2 (1.98%) Samba
7 1 (0.99%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.99%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (14.85%) SCCM
2 2 (1.98%) ZABBIX
2 2 (1.98%) Puppet
2 2 (1.98%) WSUS
3 1 (0.99%) SCOM
Vendors
1 49 (48.51%) Microsoft
2 32 (31.68%) VMware
3 18 (17.82%) Citrix
4 12 (11.88%) Cisco
5 10 (9.90%) Oracle
6 7 (6.93%) HP
7 6 (5.94%) Avaya
7 6 (5.94%) Mitel
8 3 (2.97%) Altiris
8 3 (2.97%) Nortel
8 3 (2.97%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.98%) SAP
10 1 (0.99%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.99%) Sophos
10 1 (0.99%) ESRI
10 1 (0.99%) Capita
10 1 (0.99%) PlateSpin
10 1 (0.99%) LANDesk
10 1 (0.99%) MobileIron
10 1 (0.99%) CA
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