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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 418 426 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.43% 14.77% 15.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.74% 67.19% 71.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 218 146
Average daily rate
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£310 £300 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £136 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £502
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £321
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 82 62
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.63 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -0.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.07 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £36.00 £23.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -6.45%
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
677 634 428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.75% 21.98% 21.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 350 217
Average daily rate £350 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £153 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 89 66
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.36 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.95 £39.15 £24.43
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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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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 0 92 £350 +43.58% 35
Bristol -2 86 £290 -7.93% 38
Gloucestershire -4 74 £275 -23.61% 23
Somerset +5 62 £325 - 13
Devon +5 49 £225 -10.00% 18
Dorset -3 28 £230 -42.50% 15
Cornwall 0 12 £238 +111.11% 4
Avon - 1 - -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

1 362 (41.85%) Active Directory
2 300 (34.68%) Microsoft
3 263 (30.40%) Windows 7
4 245 (28.32%) VMware
5 195 (22.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 171 (19.77%) Windows Server 2003
7 146 (16.88%) Linux
8 145 (16.76%) Windows Server 2012
9 141 (16.30%) SQL
9 141 (16.30%) Windows XP
10 135 (15.61%) Citrix
11 134 (15.49%) Security Cleared
12 132 (15.26%) MS Office
13 128 (14.80%) VMware Infrastructure
14 111 (12.83%) SQL Server
15 110 (12.72%) MS Exchange
16 109 (12.60%) MS Excel
17 107 (12.37%) Migration
18 103 (11.91%) ITIL
19 90 (10.40%) SC Cleared
20 87 (10.06%) Firewall
21 86 (9.94%) SCCM
22 77 (8.90%) DNS
22 77 (8.90%) Windows 8
23 75 (8.67%) Cisco
24 70 (8.09%) .NET
25 69 (7.98%) UNIX
26 67 (7.75%) Oracle
27 59 (6.82%) C#
28 58 (6.71%) SharePoint

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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
1 110 (12.72%) MS Exchange
2 58 (6.71%) SharePoint
3 49 (5.66%) Lync
3 49 (5.66%) IIS
4 43 (4.97%) Exchange Server 2010
5 37 (4.28%) Apache
6 29 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2013
6 29 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2007
7 15 (1.73%) IBM Notes
8 13 (1.50%) Tomcat
8 13 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2003
9 12 (1.39%) JBoss
9 12 (1.39%) nginx
10 11 (1.27%) WebLogic
11 10 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
12 9 (1.04%) WebSphere
12 9 (1.04%) Confluence
12 9 (1.04%) MediaWiki
13 8 (0.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 7 (0.81%) CMS
Applications
1 132 (15.26%) MS Office
2 109 (12.60%) MS Excel
3 6 (0.69%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.12%) MS Project
5 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.12%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.12%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 42 (4.86%) Office 365
2 17 (1.97%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.12%) SaaS
4 1 (0.12%) PaaS
4 1 (0.12%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 87 (10.06%) Firewall
2 77 (8.90%) DNS
3 56 (6.47%) TCP/IP
4 43 (4.97%) LAN
5 42 (4.86%) WAN
6 41 (4.74%) DHCP
7 40 (4.62%) SAN
8 39 (4.51%) VPN
9 21 (2.43%) VoIP
10 20 (2.31%) LDAP
11 19 (2.20%) Internet
11 19 (2.20%) Network Security
12 15 (1.73%) IPsec
13 14 (1.62%) VLAN
13 14 (1.62%) NAS
14 8 (0.92%) Ethernet
14 8 (0.92%) HTTP
15 7 (0.81%) SSL
15 7 (0.81%) Intrusion Detection
15 7 (0.81%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (12.83%) SQL Server
2 33 (3.82%) MySQL
3 22 (2.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (1.73%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 13 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (1.27%) Oracle Database
7 9 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (0.58%) DB2
9 5 (0.58%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.46%) MarkLogic
10 4 (0.46%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.46%) MS Access
10 4 (0.46%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (0.46%) SQLite
10 4 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.35%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 28 (3.24%) Visual Studio
2 25 (2.89%) Subversion
3 16 (1.85%) Git (software)
3 16 (1.85%) Hudson
3 16 (1.85%) Jenkins
4 12 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (1.16%) JIRA
5 10 (1.16%) MSI
6 6 (0.69%) InstallShield
7 5 (0.58%) Metasploit
8 4 (0.46%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 3 (0.35%) Robotium
9 3 (0.35%) Mechanoid
9 3 (0.35%) Robolectric
9 3 (0.35%) AdminStudio
10 2 (0.23%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.23%) Ant
10 2 (0.23%) Selenium
10 2 (0.23%) Toad
10 2 (0.23%) gulp
General
1 53 (6.13%) Finance
2 33 (3.82%) Telecoms
3 16 (1.85%) Banking
4 14 (1.62%) Retail
5 13 (1.50%) Manufacturing
6 11 (1.27%) Electronics
7 8 (0.92%) Marketing
8 6 (0.69%) Back Office
9 4 (0.46%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.46%) Law
10 3 (0.35%) Legal
10 3 (0.35%) Local Government
10 3 (0.35%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.23%) Billing
12 1 (0.12%) Publishing
12 1 (0.12%) Games
12 1 (0.12%) Military
Job Titles
1 113 (13.06%) Support Engineer
2 93 (10.75%) Analyst
3 81 (9.36%) Developer
3 81 (9.36%) 2nd Line Support
4 79 (9.13%) Desktop Support
5 70 (8.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 50 (5.78%) Administrator
7 49 (5.66%) Desktop Engineer
8 48 (5.55%) Consultant
9 43 (4.97%) 3rd Line Support
10 37 (4.28%) Service Desk Analyst
11 36 (4.16%) Service Analyst
12 35 (4.05%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 32 (3.70%) Support Analyst
13 32 (3.70%) Architect
14 30 (3.47%) Systems Administrator
15 28 (3.24%) Server Engineer
16 23 (2.66%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 22 (2.54%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 21 (2.43%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (8.09%) .NET
2 35 (4.05%) Web Services
3 30 (3.47%) CSS
3 30 (3.47%) HTML
4 22 (2.54%) ASP.NET
5 15 (1.73%) XML
6 14 (1.62%) SOAP
6 14 (1.62%) WinForms
6 14 (1.62%) Application Packaging
7 13 (1.50%) jQuery
7 13 (1.50%) WCF
8 12 (1.39%) .NET Framework
8 12 (1.39%) HTML5
8 12 (1.39%) AngularJS
9 11 (1.27%) REST
10 10 (1.16%) CSS3
10 10 (1.16%) Middleware
10 10 (1.16%) J2EE
11 9 (1.04%) Sass
12 8 (0.92%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 55 (6.36%) Data Centre
2 29 (3.35%) Clustering
3 23 (2.66%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (2.43%) Blackberry
5 18 (2.08%) Management Information System
6 16 (1.85%) User Experience
7 14 (1.62%) Client/Server
8 13 (1.50%) Thin Client
8 13 (1.50%) Fat Client
9 12 (1.39%) PKI
9 12 (1.39%) Mobile App
10 10 (1.16%) Mainframe
11 9 (1.04%) Wiki
12 8 (0.92%) Statistics
13 7 (0.81%) Replication
13 7 (0.81%) Smartcard
13 7 (0.81%) NHS
13 7 (0.81%) Device Driver
13 7 (0.81%) FMCG
14 6 (0.69%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 263 (30.40%) Windows 7
2 195 (22.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 171 (19.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 146 (16.88%) Linux
5 145 (16.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 141 (16.30%) Windows XP
7 77 (8.90%) Windows 8
8 69 (7.98%) UNIX
9 28 (3.24%) Android
9 28 (3.24%) Apple iOS
10 24 (2.77%) Solaris
11 19 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 18 (2.08%) CentOS
13 16 (1.85%) Windows Phone
14 14 (1.62%) Ubuntu
15 13 (1.50%) Debian
15 13 (1.50%) Windows CE
15 13 (1.50%) AIX
16 9 (1.04%) SUSE
17 8 (0.92%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (12.37%) Migration
2 103 (11.91%) ITIL
3 43 (4.97%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (3.58%) Disaster Recovery
5 28 (3.24%) Service Delivery
5 28 (3.24%) Software Engineering
5 28 (3.24%) DevOps
6 27 (3.12%) Configuration Management
7 26 (3.01%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (2.54%) Load Balancing
9 21 (2.43%) Asset Management
9 21 (2.43%) Programme Management
10 20 (2.31%) Project Management
11 19 (2.20%) Service Management
12 18 (2.08%) Performance Tuning
13 17 (1.97%) UML
14 16 (1.85%) OO
14 16 (1.85%) IT Asset Management
15 15 (1.73%) Information Security
16 14 (1.62%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 141 (16.30%) SQL
2 59 (6.82%) C#
3 38 (4.39%) Perl
4 37 (4.28%) Java
5 33 (3.82%) C++
5 33 (3.82%) PowerShell
6 28 (3.24%) Python
7 27 (3.12%) JavaScript
7 27 (3.12%) C
8 20 (2.31%) Bash Shell
9 18 (2.08%) VBScript
10 17 (1.97%) VB
10 17 (1.97%) T-SQL
11 15 (1.73%) PHP
12 14 (1.62%) Shell Script
12 14 (1.62%) Ruby
13 6 (0.69%) Objective-C
14 5 (0.58%) MATLAB
15 3 (0.35%) XAML
15 3 (0.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 134 (15.49%) Security Cleared
2 90 (10.40%) SC Cleared
3 46 (5.32%) DV Cleared
4 29 (3.35%) Cisco Certification
5 28 (3.24%) CCNA
6 25 (2.89%) Microsoft Certification
7 24 (2.77%) Degree
8 20 (2.31%) MCSE
9 11 (1.27%) MCSA
9 11 (1.27%) RHCE
10 10 (1.16%) CISSP
10 10 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (1.04%) MCITP
12 8 (0.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 7 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.81%) MCP
14 5 (0.58%) CCNP
14 5 (0.58%) A+ Certification
15 4 (0.46%) MCTS
16 3 (0.35%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (4.74%) SLA
2 15 (1.73%) QA
3 5 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.35%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 362 (41.85%) Active Directory
2 128 (14.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 57 (6.59%) Hyper-V
4 31 (3.58%) XenApp
5 27 (3.12%) vSphere
5 27 (3.12%) VMware ESXi
6 23 (2.66%) Samba
6 23 (2.66%) Microsoft App-V
7 21 (2.43%) VMware ESX
8 20 (2.31%) XenDesktop
9 14 (1.62%) ISA Server
10 12 (1.39%) VMware Workstation
10 12 (1.39%) Postfix
11 10 (1.16%) XenServer
12 9 (1.04%) iptables
13 8 (0.92%) VMware Server
13 8 (0.92%) Firmware
14 7 (0.81%) Terminal Services
15 6 (0.69%) Forefront TMG
16 5 (0.58%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 86 (9.94%) SCCM
2 26 (3.01%) SCOM
3 22 (2.54%) Puppet
4 17 (1.97%) WSUS
5 16 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (1.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 12 (1.39%) Ansible
6 12 (1.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 9 (1.04%) Salt
7 9 (1.04%) ZABBIX
8 8 (0.92%) Tivoli
8 8 (0.92%) SCVMM
9 7 (0.81%) ZENworks
10 6 (0.69%) Backup Exec
10 6 (0.69%) SCOrch
11 5 (0.58%) SCSM
11 5 (0.58%) NetBackup
11 5 (0.58%) Vagrant
11 5 (0.58%) Nmap
12 4 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 300 (34.68%) Microsoft
2 245 (28.32%) VMware
3 135 (15.61%) Citrix
4 75 (8.67%) Cisco
5 67 (7.75%) Oracle
6 33 (3.82%) Red Hat
7 31 (3.58%) Symantec
7 31 (3.58%) HP
8 30 (3.47%) McAfee
9 20 (2.31%) Lotus
10 16 (1.85%) Novell
11 15 (1.73%) Sun
11 15 (1.73%) Dell
12 10 (1.16%) NetApp
12 10 (1.16%) CheckPoint
13 9 (1.04%) IBM
13 9 (1.04%) Veeam
14 8 (0.92%) AppSense
14 8 (0.92%) Wyse
14 8 (0.92%) Juniper
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