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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 3 13
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +10
Contract jobs citing Windows 71 44 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 21.39% 20.47% 15.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 86.59% 75.86% 71.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 24 14
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£250 £268 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.54% -9.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £125 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £318 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 7
Average hourly rate £16.25 £18.15 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.46% +45.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.90 £31.90 £23.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -4.91%
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
82 58 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 24.70% 26.98% 21.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 31 22
Average daily rate £250 £268 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.54% -7.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £114 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £400 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 9
Average hourly rate £18.25 £19.30 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.44% +48.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.17 £31.90 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -7 20 £258 -3.73% 1
Bath +1 12 £288 -2.54% 8
Yeovil +3 3 £213 - 1
Street - 3 £250 -
Clevedon - - - - 1
Frome - - - -
Wells - - - -
Windows
South West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 54 (50.47%) Windows 7
2 38 (35.51%) Security Cleared
3 33 (30.84%) SCCM
4 31 (28.97%) SC Cleared
5 27 (25.23%) Microsoft
6 25 (23.36%) MS Exchange
7 22 (20.56%) Active Directory
8 21 (19.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (19.63%) Exchange Server 2010
9 20 (18.69%) VMware
10 19 (17.76%) Windows Server 2003
11 17 (15.89%) Citrix
12 16 (14.95%) Migration
13 15 (14.02%) MS Office
14 14 (13.08%) ITIL
14 14 (13.08%) SAN
15 12 (11.21%) HP
15 12 (11.21%) Windows XP
15 12 (11.21%) VMware Infrastructure
16 11 (10.28%) SQL
17 9 (8.41%) SQL Server
17 9 (8.41%) SharePoint
17 9 (8.41%) Linux
17 9 (8.41%) Microsoft Certification
17 9 (8.41%) Office 365
18 8 (7.48%) Back Office
18 8 (7.48%) SLA
18 8 (7.48%) C#
19 7 (6.54%) Oracle
19 7 (6.54%) MCSE

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 25 (23.36%) MS Exchange
2 21 (19.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (8.41%) SharePoint
4 7 (6.54%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (4.67%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.80%) IIS
6 3 (2.80%) Apache
7 2 (1.87%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.93%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.93%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.93%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 15 (14.02%) MS Office
2 7 (6.54%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.93%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.80%) assyst
2 2 (1.87%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.93%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.41%) Office 365
2 2 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (13.08%) SAN
2 6 (5.61%) Firewall
3 5 (4.67%) WAN
3 5 (4.67%) LAN
3 5 (4.67%) DNS
4 4 (3.74%) DHCP
5 3 (2.80%) Internet
6 2 (1.87%) OpenLDAP
6 2 (1.87%) FTP
6 2 (1.87%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.87%) LDAP
7 1 (0.93%) VoIP
7 1 (0.93%) VPN
7 1 (0.93%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.93%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.93%) Wireless
7 1 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.41%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.80%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (2.80%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.80%) MySQL
3 2 (1.87%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.93%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 4 (3.74%) MSI
1 4 (3.74%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.87%) JIRA
2 2 (1.87%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.93%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.93%) InstallShield
General
1 8 (7.48%) Back Office
2 5 (4.67%) Finance
3 3 (2.80%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 19 (17.76%) Support Engineer
2 12 (11.21%) 2nd Line Support
3 11 (10.28%) Analyst
4 9 (8.41%) Developer
4 9 (8.41%) 3rd Line Support
4 9 (8.41%) Support Analyst
5 8 (7.48%) Desktop Support
5 8 (7.48%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (5.61%) Consultant
6 6 (5.61%) Support Technician
7 5 (4.67%) Server Engineer
7 5 (4.67%) SCCM Consultant
7 5 (4.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 4 (3.74%) Senior Technician
8 4 (3.74%) Rollout Engineer
9 3 (2.80%) Desktop Engineer
9 3 (2.80%) C# Developer
9 3 (2.80%) Server Support Engineer
9 3 (2.80%) Server Support
9 3 (2.80%) Customer Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.67%) WPF
1 5 (4.67%) WinForms
2 4 (3.74%) Web Services
2 4 (3.74%) Middleware
3 3 (2.80%) .NET
3 3 (2.80%) Application Packaging
4 2 (1.87%) WCF
4 2 (1.87%) WF
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.93%) WebCenter
5 1 (0.93%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.67%) Statistics
3 3 (2.80%) NHS
3 3 (2.80%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.80%) Clustering
4 2 (1.87%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.87%) Streaming Video
5 1 (0.93%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.93%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.93%) iPhone
5 1 (0.93%) iPad
5 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 54 (50.47%) Windows 7
2 21 (19.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (17.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (11.21%) Windows XP
5 9 (8.41%) Linux
6 5 (4.67%) UNIX
7 4 (3.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (3.74%) Windows Vista
8 3 (2.80%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.87%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (1.87%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.87%) Mac OS X Server
9 2 (1.87%) Android
9 2 (1.87%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.93%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (14.95%) Migration
2 14 (13.08%) ITIL
3 6 (5.61%) Service Management
4 5 (4.67%) Service Delivery
4 5 (4.67%) Change Management
5 4 (3.74%) Data Migration
6 3 (2.80%) Change Control
6 3 (2.80%) Refactoring
6 3 (2.80%) Problem Management
7 2 (1.87%) Risk Analysis
7 2 (1.87%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (1.87%) Unit Testing
7 2 (1.87%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (1.87%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (1.87%) Software Deployment
7 2 (1.87%) Database Security
7 2 (1.87%) ERP
7 2 (1.87%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (1.87%) Asset Management
7 2 (1.87%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 11 (10.28%) SQL
2 8 (7.48%) C#
3 6 (5.61%) C++
4 3 (2.80%) VB
4 3 (2.80%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.93%) R
5 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (35.51%) Security Cleared
2 31 (28.97%) SC Cleared
3 9 (8.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (6.54%) MCSE
5 6 (5.61%) MCITP
6 4 (3.74%) MCP
7 3 (2.80%) A+ Certification
7 3 (2.80%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.87%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.93%) MCSA
9 1 (0.93%) CCNA
9 1 (0.93%) PMP
9 1 (0.93%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.48%) SLA
2 6 (5.61%) QA
3 1 (0.93%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.93%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 22 (20.56%) Active Directory
2 12 (11.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.61%) XenApp
3 6 (5.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (2.80%) XenDesktop
4 3 (2.80%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.87%) Kerio MailServer
6 1 (0.93%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.93%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 33 (30.84%) SCCM
2 5 (4.67%) WSUS
3 2 (1.87%) SCOM
3 2 (1.87%) Nagios
3 2 (1.87%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.93%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.93%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 27 (25.23%) Microsoft
2 20 (18.69%) VMware
3 17 (15.89%) Citrix
4 12 (11.21%) HP
5 7 (6.54%) Oracle
6 5 (4.67%) Cisco
7 3 (2.80%) SAP
7 3 (2.80%) NetApp
7 3 (2.80%) Mitel
7 3 (2.80%) Symantec
8 2 (1.87%) McAfee
8 2 (1.87%) NEC
8 2 (1.87%) SonicWALL
8 2 (1.87%) ProCurve
8 2 (1.87%) Infor
8 2 (1.87%) Kerio
8 2 (1.87%) CommVault
8 2 (1.87%) Apple
9 1 (0.93%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.93%) Avaya
Somerset
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Somerset
Computer Futures
Rate: £275 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Somerset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Bristol, Bath, Clevedon, Chippenham, Bridgwater,...
XIST4 IT LIMITED
Rate: £170/day
Posted: 13 days ago
Somerset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Taunton
Computer Futures
Rate: £12.50 - £15 per hour
Posted: 24 days ago
Bath
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 24 days ago