The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 470 297 378
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.12% 13.28% 12.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.38% 69.39% 61.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 128 162
Average daily rate
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£275 £313 £284
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +10.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £137 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £456 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £310 £311
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 76 74
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £12.00 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £28.75 £24.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Windows
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

Operating Systems Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
708 428 619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.27% 19.14% 20.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 206 292
Average daily rate £330 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £147 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 92 100
Average hourly rate £16.72 £15.50 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.87% -1.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the South West region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the South West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the South West region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the South West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Windows
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the South West region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
Wiltshire +5 136 £250 -23.07% 36
Gloucestershire -2 82 £328 +11.01% 37
Bristol -2 72 £325 -10.34% 49
Devon +6 56 £200 -27.27% 16
Dorset +5 45 £275 +57.14% 21
Somerset -10 38 £264 -4.09% 36
Cornwall 0 19 £225 -25.00% 1
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

1 348 (38.54%) Microsoft
2 320 (35.44%) Windows 7
3 254 (28.13%) Active Directory
4 229 (25.36%) VMware
5 226 (25.03%) Security Cleared
6 196 (21.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 176 (19.49%) ITIL
8 161 (17.83%) MS Excel
8 161 (17.83%) Windows XP
9 135 (14.95%) Linux
10 134 (14.84%) SC Cleared
11 133 (14.73%) Windows Server 2003
12 130 (14.40%) VMware Infrastructure
13 129 (14.29%) Firewall
14 126 (13.95%) MS Office
15 120 (13.29%) Citrix
16 99 (10.96%) MS Exchange
17 91 (10.08%) SLA
18 90 (9.97%) Windows Server 2012
19 87 (9.63%) HP
20 84 (9.30%) SharePoint
21 83 (9.19%) DV Cleared
22 82 (9.08%) SCCM
22 82 (9.08%) LAN
23 79 (8.75%) Cisco
24 78 (8.64%) SQL
25 75 (8.31%) Finance
26 73 (8.08%) WAN
27 72 (7.97%) Migration
28 71 (7.86%) Telecoms

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 99 (10.96%) MS Exchange
2 84 (9.30%) SharePoint
3 51 (5.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 37 (4.10%) Apache
5 31 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2007
6 26 (2.88%) Lync
7 25 (2.77%) SharePoint 2010
7 25 (2.77%) Exchange Server 2003
8 23 (2.55%) IIS
9 19 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2013
10 12 (1.33%) Confluence
10 12 (1.33%) MediaWiki
10 12 (1.33%) nginx
11 10 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
12 8 (0.89%) SAS
13 6 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 6 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
13 6 (0.66%) MS Project Server
14 4 (0.44%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 161 (17.83%) MS Excel
2 126 (13.95%) MS Office
3 11 (1.22%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.89%) MS Project
6 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (0.78%) assyst
2 3 (0.33%) Summit
3 2 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.11%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 17 (1.88%) Office 365
2 14 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.22%) GitHub
5 1 (0.11%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.11%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 129 (14.29%) Firewall
2 82 (9.08%) LAN
3 73 (8.08%) WAN
4 70 (7.75%) DNS
5 60 (6.64%) TCP/IP
6 52 (5.76%) DHCP
7 41 (4.54%) VPN
8 36 (3.99%) Internet
9 34 (3.77%) SAN
10 24 (2.66%) Cisco PIX
11 23 (2.55%) Network Security
12 19 (2.10%) BGP
12 19 (2.10%) LDAP
13 18 (1.99%) SNMP
14 17 (1.88%) OSPF
15 16 (1.77%) SSH
15 16 (1.77%) IPv6
16 13 (1.44%) IPsec
16 13 (1.44%) Wireless
17 12 (1.33%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (6.98%) SQL Server
2 32 (3.54%) MySQL
3 25 (2.77%) PostgreSQL
4 16 (1.77%) Relational Database
5 15 (1.66%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (1.22%) Oracle Database
7 10 (1.11%) DB2
7 10 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (0.55%) MS Access
9 5 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (0.33%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (0.33%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.33%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.33%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 22 (2.44%) MSI
2 16 (1.77%) Git (software)
3 14 (1.55%) Subversion
3 14 (1.55%) JIRA
3 14 (1.55%) Jenkins
4 12 (1.33%) ClearCase
4 12 (1.33%) Hudson
5 9 (1.00%) Visual Studio
6 7 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.22%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.22%) Wise Package Studio
7 2 (0.22%) Valgrind
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.22%) Selenium
8 1 (0.11%) MSTest
8 1 (0.11%) Moq
8 1 (0.11%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.11%) Introscope
8 1 (0.11%) Maven
8 1 (0.11%) InstallShield
General
1 75 (8.31%) Finance
2 71 (7.86%) Telecoms
3 27 (2.99%) Back Office
4 22 (2.44%) Military
5 21 (2.33%) Front Office
6 11 (1.22%) Banking
7 10 (1.11%) Legal
8 7 (0.78%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.66%) Retail
10 5 (0.55%) Law
11 4 (0.44%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.44%) Publishing
11 4 (0.44%) Electronics
11 4 (0.44%) Marketing
12 2 (0.22%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.11%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.11%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 123 (13.62%) Analyst
2 87 (9.63%) Support Engineer
3 60 (6.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 59 (6.53%) Administrator
5 58 (6.42%) Consultant
6 57 (6.31%) Developer
6 57 (6.31%) Desktop Support
7 55 (6.09%) Support Analyst
8 52 (5.76%) 2nd Line Support
9 40 (4.43%) Service Analyst
9 40 (4.43%) Architect
10 39 (4.32%) Systems Administrator
11 35 (3.88%) Service Desk Analyst
12 32 (3.54%) Deployment Engineer
13 31 (3.43%) Rollout Engineer
14 27 (2.99%) Network Engineer
14 27 (2.99%) 3rd Line Support
15 26 (2.88%) Desktop Engineer
16 25 (2.77%) Systems Engineer
17 21 (2.33%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (4.43%) .NET
2 20 (2.21%) Web Services
3 19 (2.10%) Application Packaging
4 15 (1.66%) XML
5 13 (1.44%) LAMP
5 13 (1.44%) JSP
6 12 (1.33%) HTML
6 12 (1.33%) WCF
7 8 (0.89%) .NET Framework
8 7 (0.78%) WPF
8 7 (0.78%) ASP.NET
9 6 (0.66%) CSS
9 6 (0.66%) WinForms
9 6 (0.66%) HTML5
9 6 (0.66%) FFmpeg
9 6 (0.66%) Software Packaging
10 5 (0.55%) jQuery
10 5 (0.55%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 5 (0.55%) XSLT
11 4 (0.44%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 45 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (3.88%) Management Information System
3 32 (3.54%) Thin Client
3 32 (3.54%) Fat Client
4 22 (2.44%) Open Source
5 21 (2.33%) Blackberry
6 19 (2.10%) Clustering
6 19 (2.10%) Statistics
7 16 (1.77%) iPad
8 13 (1.44%) Wiki
9 12 (1.33%) NHS
10 10 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
11 9 (1.00%) Client/Server
12 8 (0.89%) Mainframe
12 8 (0.89%) CMDB
12 8 (0.89%) iPhone
13 7 (0.78%) IBM Mainframe
13 7 (0.78%) IVR
13 7 (0.78%) PDA
14 5 (0.55%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 320 (35.44%) Windows 7
2 196 (21.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 161 (17.83%) Windows XP
4 135 (14.95%) Linux
5 133 (14.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 90 (9.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 69 (7.64%) UNIX
8 36 (3.99%) Windows 8
9 28 (3.10%) Solaris
10 27 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 23 (2.55%) Apple iOS
12 18 (1.99%) CentOS
13 16 (1.77%) Mac OS X
14 13 (1.44%) Debian
15 12 (1.33%) Ubuntu
15 12 (1.33%) Android
16 8 (0.89%) zOS
17 6 (0.66%) Windows 2000
18 4 (0.44%) Windows Vista
18 4 (0.44%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (19.49%) ITIL
2 72 (7.97%) Migration
3 50 (5.54%) Service Management
4 45 (4.98%) Service Delivery
5 38 (4.21%) Project Management
6 30 (3.32%) Disaster Recovery
6 30 (3.32%) User Acceptance Testing
7 29 (3.21%) Capacity Planning
8 28 (3.10%) PRINCE2
9 26 (2.88%) Problem Management
10 25 (2.77%) DevOps
11 23 (2.55%) Configuration Management
11 23 (2.55%) Agile Software Development
12 21 (2.33%) Change Management
12 21 (2.33%) OO
12 21 (2.33%) Software Engineering
13 20 (2.21%) Stakeholder Management
13 20 (2.21%) ITSM
14 17 (1.88%) Workflow
15 16 (1.77%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 78 (8.64%) SQL
2 42 (4.65%) Java
3 36 (3.99%) PowerShell
3 36 (3.99%) Perl
4 31 (3.43%) Python
5 29 (3.21%) C#
5 29 (3.21%) C++
6 27 (2.99%) Bash Shell
7 21 (2.33%) Ruby
8 20 (2.21%) C
9 17 (1.88%) VBScript
9 17 (1.88%) JavaScript
10 14 (1.55%) Shell Script
11 13 (1.44%) PHP
12 12 (1.33%) T-SQL
13 11 (1.22%) VB
14 6 (0.66%) Delphi
15 5 (0.55%) VBA
16 3 (0.33%) REXX
16 3 (0.33%) JCL
Qualifications
1 226 (25.03%) Security Cleared
2 134 (14.84%) SC Cleared
3 83 (9.19%) DV Cleared
4 63 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 43 (4.76%) MCP
6 32 (3.54%) ITIL Certification
7 27 (2.99%) MCSE
8 24 (2.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 15 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (1.22%) Degree
11 10 (1.11%) CCNP
12 9 (1.00%) MCITP
13 8 (0.89%) CCNA
13 8 (0.89%) MCTS
14 7 (0.78%) CISSP
15 6 (0.66%) MCSA
16 5 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 5 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 4 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 3 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (10.08%) SLA
2 17 (1.88%) PCI DSS
3 16 (1.77%) QA
4 7 (0.78%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.33%) ISO 14001
6 3 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.11%) COBIT
System Software
1 254 (28.13%) Active Directory
2 130 (14.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (5.09%) Hyper-V
4 42 (4.65%) XenApp
4 42 (4.65%) vSphere
5 37 (4.10%) XenDesktop
6 33 (3.65%) Microsoft App-V
7 32 (3.54%) VMware ESX
8 21 (2.33%) Samba
9 15 (1.66%) XenServer
10 13 (1.44%) Postfix
10 13 (1.44%) NFS
11 9 (1.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 9 (1.00%) Terminal Services
12 7 (0.78%) MetaFrame
13 6 (0.66%) ISA Server
14 5 (0.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 4 (0.44%) Terminal Server
15 4 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
15 4 (0.44%) UAG
Systems Management
1 82 (9.08%) SCCM
2 23 (2.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 21 (2.33%) HP SIM
4 19 (2.10%) NetBackup
5 18 (1.99%) McAfee ePO
6 17 (1.88%) SCOM
7 15 (1.66%) WSUS
8 13 (1.44%) Puppet
9 12 (1.33%) Backup Exec
9 12 (1.33%) ZABBIX
10 11 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
11 10 (1.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 8 (0.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 8 (0.89%) AppDNA
12 8 (0.89%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 7 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
14 5 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
14 5 (0.55%) Cisco IPCC
15 4 (0.44%) Netcool
16 3 (0.33%) Salt
Vendors
1 348 (38.54%) Microsoft
2 229 (25.36%) VMware
3 120 (13.29%) Citrix
4 87 (9.63%) HP
5 79 (8.75%) Cisco
6 39 (4.32%) Symantec
7 37 (4.10%) McAfee
8 35 (3.88%) Oracle
9 33 (3.65%) CheckPoint
10 31 (3.43%) Red Hat
11 20 (2.21%) IBM
11 20 (2.21%) Apple
12 16 (1.77%) Remedy
12 16 (1.77%) Sophos
13 15 (1.66%) Dell
14 13 (1.44%) Altiris
14 13 (1.44%) SAP
15 12 (1.33%) AppSense
15 12 (1.33%) 3PAR
16 11 (1.22%) Juniper
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £175 to £225 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Plymouth, Devon
Pertemps Plymouth
Rate: From £175 to £175 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Harris Global
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
Synergize Consulting
Rate: From £1 to £1 per day market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £385 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £120 to £150 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £385 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Rate: £350 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Computer People
Rate: £15.00 - £16.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150 to £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Posted: 5 days ago
Somerset
Roc Search
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 175-300 Per Day
Posted: 8 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £140 - £170 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Yeovil
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Yeovil
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 16 days ago