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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 6 8
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 473 474 277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.21% 14.60% 12.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 65.97% 67.52% 67.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 254 120
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £122 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 81 69
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £27.50 £30.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.60 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+1.66% +4.00%
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
717 702 412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.54% 21.62% 18.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 399 196
Average daily rate £350 £338 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £165 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £460 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 83 85
Average hourly rate £19.03 £16.67 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.15% +4.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.89 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 4 September 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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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
Bristol +7 115 £325 - 48
Wiltshire -5 99 £353 +41.00% 31
Gloucestershire -2 90 £279 -18.01% 30
Dorset +3 55 £120 -69.71% 26
Devon -2 49 £300 +50.00% 20
Somerset +6 45 £365 +28.63% 30
Cornwall -2 5 £363 +70.58% 2
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 371 (40.90%) Active Directory
2 325 (35.83%) Microsoft
3 298 (32.86%) Windows 7
4 217 (23.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 213 (23.48%) VMware
6 174 (19.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 170 (18.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 153 (16.87%) Security Cleared
9 148 (16.32%) Windows XP
10 143 (15.77%) Linux
11 141 (15.55%) MS Office
12 139 (15.33%) SQL
13 122 (13.45%) SQL Server
13 122 (13.45%) MS Excel
14 117 (12.90%) ITIL
15 111 (12.24%) MS Exchange
16 109 (12.02%) Citrix
17 106 (11.69%) Migration
18 101 (11.14%) SC Cleared
18 101 (11.14%) VMware Infrastructure
19 100 (11.03%) .NET
20 90 (9.92%) C#
21 80 (8.82%) DNS
22 78 (8.60%) SCCM
23 69 (7.61%) Firewall
23 69 (7.61%) Hyper-V
24 63 (6.95%) Finance
24 63 (6.95%) Cisco
24 63 (6.95%) Oracle
25 62 (6.84%) Windows 8

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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
1 111 (12.24%) MS Exchange
2 61 (6.73%) SharePoint
3 60 (6.62%) IIS
4 53 (5.84%) Lync
4 53 (5.84%) Exchange Server 2010
5 36 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2013
6 29 (3.20%) Apache
7 26 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2007
8 18 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2003
9 16 (1.76%) JBoss
10 14 (1.54%) IBM Notes
10 14 (1.54%) CMS
11 13 (1.43%) Tomcat
11 13 (1.43%) WebLogic
12 9 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 6 (0.66%) nginx
14 5 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
15 4 (0.44%) EPiServer CMS
15 4 (0.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 141 (15.55%) MS Office
2 122 (13.45%) MS Excel
3 4 (0.44%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.22%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.11%) MS Project
5 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.33%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.11%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 42 (4.63%) Office 365
2 19 (2.09%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.33%) Symantec.cloud
5 2 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.11%) IaaS
6 1 (0.11%) SaaS
6 1 (0.11%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 80 (8.82%) DNS
2 69 (7.61%) Firewall
3 57 (6.28%) TCP/IP
4 45 (4.96%) DHCP
5 44 (4.85%) SAN
6 35 (3.86%) LAN
7 32 (3.53%) WAN
8 30 (3.31%) VPN
8 30 (3.31%) Internet
9 26 (2.87%) VoIP
10 19 (2.09%) Network Security
11 16 (1.76%) NAS
12 15 (1.65%) VLAN
13 12 (1.32%) LDAP
14 11 (1.21%) SSL
15 9 (0.99%) Intrusion Detection
15 9 (0.99%) IPsec
16 8 (0.88%) HTTP
16 8 (0.88%) Wireshark
17 7 (0.77%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (13.45%) SQL Server
2 24 (2.65%) MySQL
3 13 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (0.88%) Oracle Database
6 7 (0.77%) MongoDB
7 6 (0.66%) SQLite
7 6 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (0.44%) MarkLogic
9 4 (0.44%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.44%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (0.44%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.44%) Hadoop
9 4 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 40 (4.41%) Visual Studio
2 38 (4.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (2.09%) Git (software)
4 16 (1.76%) Subversion
5 11 (1.21%) Jenkins
6 8 (0.88%) JIRA
6 8 (0.88%) Metasploit
7 6 (0.66%) Rational DOORS
7 6 (0.66%) Hudson
7 6 (0.66%) SpecFlow
8 5 (0.55%) Robotium
8 5 (0.55%) Mechanoid
8 5 (0.55%) Robolectric
9 4 (0.44%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.44%) Eclipse
9 4 (0.44%) MSI
9 4 (0.44%) InstallShield
10 3 (0.33%) AdminStudio
10 3 (0.33%) Maven
10 3 (0.33%) Ant
General
1 63 (6.95%) Finance
2 33 (3.64%) Telecoms
3 13 (1.43%) Banking
3 13 (1.43%) Retail
4 9 (0.99%) Manufacturing
4 9 (0.99%) Electronics
5 8 (0.88%) Marketing
6 7 (0.77%) Back Office
7 5 (0.55%) Aerospace
7 5 (0.55%) German Language
8 4 (0.44%) Polish Language
8 4 (0.44%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.44%) Military
9 2 (0.22%) Games
9 2 (0.22%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.22%) Local Government
9 2 (0.22%) Law
9 2 (0.22%) Legal
9 2 (0.22%) French Language
10 1 (0.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 127 (14.00%) Support Engineer
2 110 (12.13%) Developer
3 97 (10.69%) Analyst
4 83 (9.15%) 2nd Line Support
5 76 (8.38%) Desktop Support
6 69 (7.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 60 (6.62%) Desktop Engineer
8 50 (5.51%) Administrator
9 46 (5.07%) 3rd Line Support
10 42 (4.63%) Service Desk Analyst
11 39 (4.30%) Service Analyst
12 37 (4.08%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 35 (3.86%) Consultant
14 34 (3.75%) Architect
14 34 (3.75%) .NET Developer
15 33 (3.64%) Systems Administrator
16 31 (3.42%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 29 (3.20%) Support Analyst
18 25 (2.76%) Software Engineer
19 24 (2.65%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (11.03%) .NET
2 51 (5.62%) Web Services
3 41 (4.52%) HTML
4 39 (4.30%) ASP.NET
5 31 (3.42%) CSS
5 31 (3.42%) .NET Framework
5 31 (3.42%) WCF
6 24 (2.65%) WPF
7 18 (1.98%) XML
8 17 (1.87%) jQuery
9 16 (1.76%) SOAP
10 15 (1.65%) WinForms
11 11 (1.21%) J2EE
11 11 (1.21%) Ajax
12 8 (0.88%) Middleware
12 8 (0.88%) LAMP
13 7 (0.77%) Application Packaging
13 7 (0.77%) .NET Compact Framework
14 6 (0.66%) Sass
14 6 (0.66%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 42 (4.63%) Data Centre
2 30 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (2.54%) Clustering
4 19 (2.09%) User Experience
5 15 (1.65%) Client/Server
5 15 (1.65%) Blackberry
6 13 (1.43%) Management Information System
7 12 (1.32%) NHS
7 12 (1.32%) Mobile App
8 11 (1.21%) Thin Client
8 11 (1.21%) Computer Science
8 11 (1.21%) Fat Client
9 10 (1.10%) Replication
9 10 (1.10%) Mobile Payment
10 9 (0.99%) iPhone
11 8 (0.88%) PKI
11 8 (0.88%) Statistics
11 8 (0.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 7 (0.77%) Device Driver
13 6 (0.66%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 298 (32.86%) Windows 7
2 217 (23.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 174 (19.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 170 (18.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 148 (16.32%) Windows XP
6 143 (15.77%) Linux
7 62 (6.84%) Windows 8
8 51 (5.62%) UNIX
9 33 (3.64%) Android
10 31 (3.42%) Apple iOS
11 20 (2.21%) Solaris
12 18 (1.98%) Windows Phone
13 17 (1.87%) Windows CE
14 14 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 13 (1.43%) CentOS
16 10 (1.10%) Windows Phone 7
16 10 (1.10%) AIX
16 10 (1.10%) Windows Vista
16 10 (1.10%) Ubuntu
17 9 (0.99%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (12.90%) ITIL
2 106 (11.69%) Migration
3 56 (6.17%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (4.63%) Software Engineering
5 39 (4.30%) Service Delivery
6 33 (3.64%) Unit Testing
7 30 (3.31%) Scrum
8 25 (2.76%) Programme Management
8 25 (2.76%) UML
8 25 (2.76%) OO
9 24 (2.65%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (2.65%) DevOps
10 23 (2.54%) Asset Management
11 22 (2.43%) Data Protection
12 21 (2.32%) OOD
12 21 (2.32%) Configuration Management
12 21 (2.32%) Project Management
13 20 (2.21%) Disaster Recovery
13 20 (2.21%) IT Asset Management
14 19 (2.09%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 139 (15.33%) SQL
2 90 (9.92%) C#
3 46 (5.07%) C++
4 44 (4.85%) PowerShell
5 39 (4.30%) JavaScript
6 28 (3.09%) Java
7 26 (2.87%) Perl
8 21 (2.32%) VBScript
9 20 (2.21%) VB
10 19 (2.09%) C
11 18 (1.98%) T-SQL
12 17 (1.87%) Python
13 16 (1.76%) Bash Shell
13 16 (1.76%) Shell Script
14 10 (1.10%) PHP
15 9 (0.99%) VB.NET
16 8 (0.88%) Objective-C
17 5 (0.55%) MATLAB
17 5 (0.55%) Ruby
18 2 (0.22%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 153 (16.87%) Security Cleared
2 101 (11.14%) SC Cleared
3 45 (4.96%) DV Cleared
4 33 (3.64%) Degree
5 21 (2.32%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (2.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 20 (2.21%) CCNA
7 15 (1.65%) MCSE
8 13 (1.43%) MCSA
9 9 (0.99%) CISSP
10 8 (0.88%) A+ Certification
11 7 (0.77%) MCITP
12 6 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (0.66%) RHCE
13 5 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 4 (0.44%) CISM
14 4 (0.44%) CCNP
15 3 (0.33%) HND
15 3 (0.33%) MCP
15 3 (0.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (4.96%) SLA
2 32 (3.53%) QA
3 7 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.33%) ISO 9000
4 3 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.33%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.22%) TickIT
System Software
1 371 (40.90%) Active Directory
2 101 (11.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (7.61%) Hyper-V
4 34 (3.75%) VMware ESXi
5 28 (3.09%) vSphere
6 23 (2.54%) XenApp
7 18 (1.98%) VMware ESX
7 18 (1.98%) XenDesktop
8 16 (1.76%) VMware Workstation
8 16 (1.76%) Microsoft App-V
9 12 (1.32%) Samba
10 11 (1.21%) ISA Server
11 8 (0.88%) VirtualBox
12 7 (0.77%) Firmware
13 6 (0.66%) Terminal Services
13 6 (0.66%) Postfix
13 6 (0.66%) DFS Replication
14 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (0.44%) NFS
15 3 (0.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 78 (8.60%) SCCM
2 24 (2.65%) SCOM
3 19 (2.09%) WSUS
4 13 (1.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 13 (1.43%) Puppet
4 13 (1.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 11 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (0.99%) SCOrch
7 8 (0.88%) Ansible
7 8 (0.88%) SCVMM
7 8 (0.88%) Nmap
8 7 (0.77%) ZENworks
8 7 (0.77%) SCSM
8 7 (0.77%) Vagrant
9 6 (0.66%) Tivoli
9 6 (0.66%) Backup Exec
10 5 (0.55%) SCDPM
11 4 (0.44%) CA Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
12 3 (0.33%) Nessus
Vendors
1 325 (35.83%) Microsoft
2 213 (23.48%) VMware
3 109 (12.02%) Citrix
4 63 (6.95%) Oracle
4 63 (6.95%) Cisco
5 38 (4.19%) HP
6 31 (3.42%) Symantec
7 26 (2.87%) McAfee
8 23 (2.54%) Red Hat
9 22 (2.43%) Dell
10 18 (1.98%) Lotus
11 17 (1.87%) Novell
12 16 (1.76%) NetApp
13 12 (1.32%) Apple
14 11 (1.21%) EMC
15 10 (1.10%) Sun
15 10 (1.10%) Google
15 10 (1.10%) Veeam
16 9 (0.99%) IBM
17 8 (0.88%) SAP
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