The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 7 18
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +11
Contract jobs citing Windows 44 58 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 18.11% 17.58% 9.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 78.57% 90.63% 73.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 25 18
Median daily rate £219 £350 £293
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +19.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £225 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £910 £499 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £337 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 4
Median hourly rate £15.75 £13.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.54% -31.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £9.75 £15.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £25.30 £31.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.61% +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
56 64 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 23.05% 19.39% 13.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 28 25
Median daily rate £258 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £480 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 4
Median hourly rate £15.75 £14.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.62% -13.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £30.00 £34.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Somerset region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bath +7 28 £200 -27.27% 8
Taunton +6 8 £950 +138.99%
Clevedon -2 1 - - 3
Street - 1 - -
Windows
South West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Somerset region with a requirement for Windows.

1 42 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 35 (48.61%) Windows 7
3 25 (34.72%) Microsoft
4 22 (30.56%) Windows Server
5 21 (29.17%) VMware
6 12 (16.67%) Windows 10
7 10 (13.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (13.89%) SCCM
7 10 (13.89%) Office 365
8 9 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (11.11%) MS Excel
9 8 (11.11%) Linux
10 7 (9.72%) Windows 8
10 7 (9.72%) MS Office
10 7 (9.72%) Citrix
11 6 (8.33%) ITIL
11 6 (8.33%) Firewall
11 6 (8.33%) Migration
12 5 (6.94%) Android
12 5 (6.94%) MS Exchange
13 4 (5.56%) Blackberry
13 4 (5.56%) Apple
13 4 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (5.56%) C#
13 4 (5.56%) SQL
13 4 (5.56%) .NET
13 4 (5.56%) SQL Server
13 4 (5.56%) WCF
13 4 (5.56%) SDLC

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (6.94%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.78%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 7 (9.72%) MS Office
3 1 (1.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (13.89%) Office 365
2 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.39%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.39%) Google Apps
3 1 (1.39%) IaaS
3 1 (1.39%) PaaS
3 1 (1.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.33%) Firewall
2 3 (4.17%) ADSL
2 3 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (2.78%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (2.78%) MPLS
3 2 (2.78%) SAN
3 2 (2.78%) Skype
4 1 (1.39%) DNS
4 1 (1.39%) DSL
4 1 (1.39%) Internet
4 1 (1.39%) LAN
4 1 (1.39%) PBX
4 1 (1.39%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.39%) WAN
4 1 (1.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.78%) Biml
2 2 (2.78%) Power BI
2 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.39%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.39%) Selenium
General
1 2 (2.78%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.39%) Electronics
2 1 (1.39%) Finance
2 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.39%) Marketing
2 1 (1.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (26.39%) Support Engineer
2 16 (22.22%) Analyst
3 9 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 9 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 9 (12.50%) Desktop Support
4 8 (11.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 8 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
5 7 (9.72%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 7 (9.72%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (8.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 6 (8.33%) Support Analyst
7 5 (6.94%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (6.94%) Architect
8 4 (5.56%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (5.56%) Desktop Analyst
8 4 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
8 4 (5.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 4 (5.56%) IT Support
8 4 (5.56%) Service Analyst
8 4 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.56%) .NET
1 4 (5.56%) WCF
2 3 (4.17%) MFC
2 3 (4.17%) STL
3 2 (2.78%) LINQ
3 2 (2.78%) Web Services
4 1 (1.39%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.56%) Blackberry
1 4 (5.56%) Driving Licence
2 3 (4.17%) Smartphone
3 2 (2.78%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.39%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.39%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.39%) iPad
4 1 (1.39%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 35 (48.61%) Windows 7
2 22 (30.56%) Windows Server
3 12 (16.67%) Windows 10
4 10 (13.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (11.11%) Linux
7 7 (9.72%) Windows 8
8 5 (6.94%) Android
9 4 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (4.17%) Windows XP
11 2 (2.78%) Apple iOS
11 2 (2.78%) Mac OS
11 2 (2.78%) Ubuntu
12 1 (1.39%) AIX
12 1 (1.39%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.39%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (8.33%) ITIL
1 6 (8.33%) Migration
2 4 (5.56%) SDLC
3 3 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (4.17%) Software Engineering
3 3 (4.17%) TDD
4 2 (2.78%) BDD
4 2 (2.78%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (2.78%) Functional Testing
4 2 (2.78%) High Availability
4 2 (2.78%) Network Design
4 2 (2.78%) OO
4 2 (2.78%) OOD
4 2 (2.78%) Pair Programming
4 2 (2.78%) Project Planning
4 2 (2.78%) Scrum
4 2 (2.78%) SOA
4 2 (2.78%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (2.78%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.56%) C#
1 4 (5.56%) SQL
2 3 (4.17%) C++
2 3 (4.17%) Java
2 3 (4.17%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (4.17%) SC Cleared
1 3 (4.17%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.39%) MCDST
2 1 (1.39%) MCSE
2 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.39%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 9 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.78%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.39%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.39%) vSphere
4 1 (1.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (13.89%) SCCM
2 1 (1.39%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (34.72%) Microsoft
2 21 (29.17%) VMware
3 7 (9.72%) Citrix
4 4 (5.56%) Apple
5 3 (4.17%) Cisco
5 3 (4.17%) Forcepoint
6 2 (2.78%) HP
6 2 (2.78%) NETGEAR
6 2 (2.78%) SAP
7 1 (1.39%) EMC
7 1 (1.39%) Google
7 1 (1.39%) Mitel
7 1 (1.39%) Sophos