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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 425 429 424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.98% 13.39% 14.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.20% 61.99% 67.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 225 210
Median daily rate £358 £325 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +14.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £125 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £466
UK excluding London median daily rate £336 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.23% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 73 85
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.92 £12.20 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.10 £32.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-1.61% +6.89%
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
662 692 630
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.77% 21.59% 21.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 409 343
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £147 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
- +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 82 90
Median hourly rate £15.26 £19.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.68% +11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.30 £39.10 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 July 2016.

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 24 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 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
Bristol +5 130 £350 +7.69% 27
Wiltshire +3 130 £384 +18.07% 24
Gloucestershire -8 45 £385 +40.00% 21
Somerset +3 44 £225 -35.71% 22
Dorset -3 32 £255 +25.92% 15
Devon -6 25 £200 -11.11% 2
Cornwall +2 3 - - 3
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 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 South West region with a requirement for Windows.

1 371 (44.81%) Active Directory
2 272 (32.85%) Microsoft
2 272 (32.85%) Windows Server
3 228 (27.54%) VMware
4 215 (25.97%) Windows 7
5 168 (20.29%) Security Cleared
6 154 (18.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 148 (17.87%) Linux
8 136 (16.43%) SQL
9 126 (15.22%) Windows Server 2008
10 124 (14.98%) SQL Server
11 120 (14.49%) SCCM
12 119 (14.37%) VMware Infrastructure
13 108 (13.04%) ITIL
14 105 (12.68%) Finance
15 103 (12.44%) Citrix
16 102 (12.32%) MS Excel
16 102 (12.32%) MS Office
17 99 (11.96%) Migration
18 92 (11.11%) PowerShell
18 92 (11.11%) Office 365
19 90 (10.87%) SC Cleared
20 89 (10.75%) MS Exchange
21 84 (10.14%) Cisco
22 76 (9.18%) Windows Server 2003
23 75 (9.06%) Firewall
23 75 (9.06%) Windows 10
24 71 (8.57%) DNS
25 58 (7.00%) Unix
26 57 (6.88%) TCP/IP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 89 (10.75%) MS Exchange
2 44 (5.31%) SharePoint
3 37 (4.47%) IIS
3 37 (4.47%) Skype for Business
4 32 (3.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 29 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2007
6 27 (3.26%) IBM Notes
7 20 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2013
8 17 (2.05%) WebSphere
9 9 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2003
9 9 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
10 8 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (0.72%) Apache
11 6 (0.72%) CMS
12 5 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (0.60%) Mule
13 4 (0.48%) Confluence
13 4 (0.48%) IBM Domino
13 4 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.36%) WordPress
Applications
1 102 (12.32%) MS Excel
1 102 (12.32%) MS Office
2 16 (1.93%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (0.72%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.24%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.24%) Simulink
7 1 (0.12%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.60%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.24%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.24%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.24%) SAP SCM
6 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.12%) Magento
6 1 (0.12%) OpenText MBPM
6 1 (0.12%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 92 (11.11%) Office 365
2 49 (5.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (0.97%) SaaS
5 6 (0.72%) IaaS
6 5 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (0.60%) Amazon S3
6 5 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.60%) PaaS
7 3 (0.36%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.24%) GitHub
8 2 (0.24%) Google Apps
8 2 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.24%) Yammer
9 1 (0.12%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.12%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.12%) IBM SmartCloud
9 1 (0.12%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 75 (9.06%) Firewall
2 71 (8.57%) DNS
3 57 (6.88%) TCP/IP
4 54 (6.52%) SAN
5 52 (6.28%) DHCP
6 51 (6.16%) WAN
7 47 (5.68%) LAN
8 38 (4.59%) VPN
9 29 (3.50%) Internet
10 23 (2.78%) Skype
11 20 (2.42%) Remote Desktop
12 16 (1.93%) Wireless
13 13 (1.57%) VoIP
14 12 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
15 11 (1.33%) Intrusion Detection
15 11 (1.33%) Wireshark
16 10 (1.21%) Cisco ISE
16 10 (1.21%) Intranet
16 10 (1.21%) Junos
16 10 (1.21%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (14.98%) SQL Server
2 42 (5.07%) SQL Server 2012
3 18 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
5 16 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (1.81%) SQL Server 2005
7 11 (1.33%) Ingres
7 11 (1.33%) MySQL
8 10 (1.21%) Oracle Database
8 10 (1.21%) SQL Server 2014
9 8 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (0.85%) MongoDB
11 5 (0.60%) Hadoop
11 5 (0.60%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (0.36%) Oracle Database 12c
12 3 (0.36%) RavenDB
13 2 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.24%) DB2
Development Applications
1 31 (3.74%) Visual Studio
2 14 (1.69%) Subversion
3 12 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (1.09%) Selenium
5 7 (0.85%) Git (software)
6 6 (0.72%) Eclipse
6 6 (0.72%) JIRA
7 4 (0.48%) Cucumber
7 4 (0.48%) Jasmine
7 4 (0.48%) Jenkins
7 4 (0.48%) LoadRunner
8 3 (0.36%) Artifactory
8 3 (0.36%) Maven
8 3 (0.36%) NetBeans
8 3 (0.36%) NuGet
8 3 (0.36%) Rational Rhapsody
8 3 (0.36%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.36%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (0.36%) WiX
9 2 (0.24%) MSI
General
1 105 (12.68%) Finance
2 24 (2.90%) Telecoms
3 21 (2.54%) Banking
4 12 (1.45%) Law
4 12 (1.45%) Manufacturing
5 9 (1.09%) Electronics
6 8 (0.97%) Marketing
7 6 (0.72%) Retail
8 4 (0.48%) Back Office
8 4 (0.48%) Games
8 4 (0.48%) Military
8 4 (0.48%) Multimedia
9 3 (0.36%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.24%) Legal
11 1 (0.12%) Automotive
11 1 (0.12%) Local Government
11 1 (0.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 148 (17.87%) Support Engineer
2 132 (15.94%) Analyst
3 82 (9.90%) Architect
4 73 (8.82%) 2nd Line Support
5 64 (7.73%) Developer
6 55 (6.64%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 52 (6.28%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 51 (6.16%) Consultant
9 50 (6.04%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 49 (5.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 48 (5.80%) Desktop Support
12 47 (5.68%) 3rd Line Support
13 45 (5.43%) Windows Engineer
14 42 (5.07%) Service Analyst
15 37 (4.47%) Desktop Engineer
16 36 (4.35%) Service Desk Analyst
17 35 (4.23%) Infrastructure Architect
18 33 (3.99%) Desktop Support Engineer
19 29 (3.50%) 1st Line Support
19 29 (3.50%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (6.16%) .NET
2 33 (3.99%) Web Services
3 24 (2.90%) XML
4 20 (2.42%) ASP.NET
5 17 (2.05%) Middleware
6 15 (1.81%) REST
7 14 (1.69%) .NET Framework
8 13 (1.57%) HTML
8 13 (1.57%) XSD
9 12 (1.45%) AngularJS
10 10 (1.21%) HTML5
10 10 (1.21%) WCF
11 9 (1.09%) CSS
11 9 (1.09%) Entity Framework
11 9 (1.09%) JSON
12 8 (0.97%) SOAP
12 8 (0.97%) WSDL
13 6 (0.72%) LINQ
13 6 (0.72%) Oracle Fusion
14 5 (0.60%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 47 (5.68%) Data Centre
2 30 (3.62%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (3.26%) Clustering
4 25 (3.02%) Blackberry
5 18 (2.17%) Management Information System
5 18 (2.17%) Replication
6 16 (1.93%) Smartphone
7 15 (1.81%) Driving Licence
7 15 (1.81%) Fat Client
7 15 (1.81%) Thin Client
8 13 (1.57%) Client/Server
9 11 (1.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 10 (1.21%) iPhone
10 10 (1.21%) Private Cloud
11 9 (1.09%) Mobile App
11 9 (1.09%) NHS
12 7 (0.85%) Computer Science
13 6 (0.72%) iPad
13 6 (0.72%) Visualisation
14 5 (0.60%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 272 (32.85%) Windows Server
2 215 (25.97%) Windows 7
3 154 (18.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 148 (17.87%) Linux
5 126 (15.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 76 (9.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 75 (9.06%) Windows 10
8 58 (7.00%) Unix
9 46 (5.56%) Windows 8
10 34 (4.11%) Windows XP
11 23 (2.78%) Android
12 17 (2.05%) Apple iOS
12 17 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 12 (1.45%) Mac OS X
14 9 (1.09%) Solaris
15 7 (0.85%) Windows Vista
16 4 (0.48%) Windows Phone
17 3 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
18 2 (0.24%) Mac OS
18 2 (0.24%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (13.04%) ITIL
2 99 (11.96%) Migration
3 45 (5.43%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (3.99%) Stakeholder Management
5 31 (3.74%) Problem Management
6 29 (3.50%) Service Delivery
7 26 (3.14%) Project Management
8 25 (3.02%) Service Management
9 23 (2.78%) Incident Management
10 22 (2.66%) DevOps
10 22 (2.66%) Technical Architecture
11 21 (2.54%) SIEM
12 20 (2.42%) Information Security
12 20 (2.42%) Network Design
12 20 (2.42%) Root Cause Analysis
12 20 (2.42%) Scrum
12 20 (2.42%) SDLC
12 20 (2.42%) Software Engineering
13 19 (2.29%) Continuous Improvement
14 18 (2.17%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 136 (16.43%) SQL
2 92 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 44 (5.31%) Java
4 42 (5.07%) C#
5 37 (4.47%) C++
6 22 (2.66%) C
7 17 (2.05%) VBScript
8 16 (1.93%) JavaScript
8 16 (1.93%) Python
8 16 (1.93%) Shell Script
9 10 (1.21%) Perl
10 9 (1.09%) VB
11 7 (0.85%) Bash Shell
11 7 (0.85%) VB.NET
12 6 (0.72%) PHP
12 6 (0.72%) T-SQL
13 5 (0.60%) Ada
13 5 (0.60%) VC++
14 4 (0.48%) MATLAB
15 3 (0.36%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 168 (20.29%) Security Cleared
2 90 (10.87%) SC Cleared
3 55 (6.64%) DV Cleared
4 42 (5.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (3.14%) MCSE
6 21 (2.54%) CISSP
7 17 (2.05%) MCSA
8 16 (1.93%) CCNA
8 16 (1.93%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (1.57%) Degree
10 9 (1.09%) MCP
11 8 (0.97%) MCDST
11 8 (0.97%) MCSD
12 5 (0.60%) A+ Certification
12 5 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
12 5 (0.60%) CCNP
12 5 (0.60%) DBS Check
13 4 (0.48%) ISEB
13 4 (0.48%) ISTQB
13 4 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.47%) SLA
2 17 (2.05%) PCI DSS
3 13 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.85%) HL7
4 7 (0.85%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.60%) QA
7 2 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.24%) SSAE 16
8 1 (0.12%) COBIT
8 1 (0.12%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.12%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.12%) MISRA
8 1 (0.12%) MISRA C
System Software
1 371 (44.81%) Active Directory
2 119 (14.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (6.76%) Hyper-V
4 35 (4.23%) XenApp
5 30 (3.62%) vSphere
6 28 (3.38%) XenDesktop
7 23 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
8 20 (2.42%) VMware ESXi
9 18 (2.17%) VMware ESX
10 17 (2.05%) Microsoft App-V
11 10 (1.21%) Xen
12 9 (1.09%) Docker
13 7 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
13 7 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
14 5 (0.60%) VMware Server
15 4 (0.48%) BitLocker
15 4 (0.48%) Firmware
15 4 (0.48%) Snort
15 4 (0.48%) UAG
16 3 (0.36%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 120 (14.49%) SCCM
2 19 (2.29%) Failover Clustering
2 19 (2.29%) SCOM
3 18 (2.17%) WSUS
4 16 (1.93%) Microsoft Intune
5 12 (1.45%) Puppet
6 11 (1.33%) NetBackup
6 11 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (1.21%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 9 (1.09%) Ansible
8 9 (1.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 9 (1.09%) ZABBIX
9 6 (0.72%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 6 (0.72%) RSA enVision
10 5 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
11 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (0.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 3 (0.36%) AirWatch
12 3 (0.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 2 (0.24%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 272 (32.85%) Microsoft
2 228 (27.54%) VMware
3 103 (12.44%) Citrix
4 84 (10.14%) Cisco
5 48 (5.80%) Oracle
6 36 (4.35%) HP
7 30 (3.62%) Dell
8 23 (2.78%) IBM
8 23 (2.78%) Lotus
9 19 (2.29%) Apple
10 17 (2.05%) CheckPoint
11 16 (1.93%) AppSense
11 16 (1.93%) ArcSight
11 16 (1.93%) Juniper
12 14 (1.69%) Forcepoint
12 14 (1.69%) Intel Security
12 14 (1.69%) SAP
13 13 (1.57%) NetApp
14 12 (1.45%) Cyber-Ark
15 10 (1.21%) Red Hat
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