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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
England / South West
Rank 9 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 325 395 426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.59% 13.20% 13.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.71% 65.18% 61.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 243 201
Median daily rate £300 £325 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £122 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 53 78
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.50 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.97 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.46% +6.66%

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
473 606 688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 18.33% 20.25% 22.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 381 371
Median daily rate £300 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £130 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £450 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 68 100
Median hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £44.00 £36.24
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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
Wiltshire -2 93 £331 -3.28% 13
Bristol -2 69 £313 +30.20% 29
Gloucestershire +4 64 £165 -45.00% 16
Devon +7 29 £170 -10.52% 6
Somerset -4 28 £273 -27.33% 11
Dorset +6 25 £238 +35.71% 9
Cornwall +1 7 £350 - 1
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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.

1 318 (44.23%) Active Directory
2 239 (33.24%) Windows 7
3 237 (32.96%) Windows Server
4 236 (32.82%) Microsoft
5 164 (22.81%) VMware
6 158 (21.97%) Security Cleared
7 135 (18.78%) MS Office
8 123 (17.11%) Linux
9 120 (16.69%) ITIL
10 115 (15.99%) MS Excel
11 102 (14.19%) SC Cleared
12 98 (13.63%) Office 365
13 97 (13.49%) SQL Server
14 93 (12.93%) Windows Server 2008
15 92 (12.80%) VMware Infrastructure
16 90 (12.52%) SQL
17 87 (12.10%) Windows Server 2012
18 78 (10.85%) SCCM
18 78 (10.85%) .NET
19 77 (10.71%) MS Exchange
19 77 (10.71%) Citrix
20 76 (10.57%) Cisco
21 74 (10.29%) Finance
22 73 (10.15%) Firewall
23 72 (10.01%) Migration
23 72 (10.01%) Windows 10
24 69 (9.60%) Agile Software Development
25 64 (8.90%) PowerShell
26 63 (8.76%) DNS
27 58 (8.07%) C#

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 77 (10.71%) MS Exchange
2 43 (5.98%) IIS
3 32 (4.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2007
5 22 (3.06%) Skype for Business
6 18 (2.50%) SharePoint
7 15 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2013
8 14 (1.95%) CMS
9 13 (1.81%) Sitecore CMS
10 11 (1.53%) BizTalk Server
11 10 (1.39%) Confluence
12 7 (0.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 7 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
12 7 (0.97%) IBM Notes
12 7 (0.97%) K2 blackpearl
12 7 (0.97%) NServiceBus
12 7 (0.97%) Tomcat
13 6 (0.83%) Apache
13 6 (0.83%) OpenROAD
13 6 (0.83%) WebLogic
Applications
1 135 (18.78%) MS Office
2 115 (15.99%) MS Excel
3 9 (1.25%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.14%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 13 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.28%) Magento
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.14%) Fredhopper
4 1 (0.14%) Pegasus Opera
4 1 (0.14%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.14%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 98 (13.63%) Office 365
2 55 (7.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (4.31%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (1.25%) IaaS
5 4 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.56%) PaaS
6 3 (0.42%) SaaS
7 2 (0.28%) IBM PureFlex
8 1 (0.14%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.14%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.14%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 73 (10.15%) Firewall
2 63 (8.76%) DNS
3 52 (7.23%) TCP/IP
4 45 (6.26%) DHCP
5 41 (5.70%) SAN
6 40 (5.56%) Internet
6 40 (5.56%) LAN
7 32 (4.45%) WAN
8 31 (4.31%) VPN
9 19 (2.64%) Wireless
10 13 (1.81%) VoIP
11 11 (1.53%) VLAN
11 11 (1.53%) Wi-Fi
12 9 (1.25%) NAS
12 9 (1.25%) NetScaler
12 9 (1.25%) Skype
13 8 (1.11%) Cisco ASA
14 7 (0.97%) Remote Desktop
15 6 (0.83%) Network Security
15 6 (0.83%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (13.49%) SQL Server
2 29 (4.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 28 (3.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
5 18 (2.50%) Ingres
5 18 (2.50%) SQL Server 2014
6 13 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (1.53%) MySQL
8 9 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
8 9 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (1.25%) Relational Database
9 8 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (0.83%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.70%) MS Access
12 4 (0.56%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.56%) SQL Server 2000
13 3 (0.42%) Big Data
13 3 (0.42%) Hadoop
13 3 (0.42%) NoSQL
13 3 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 29 (4.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 28 (3.89%) Visual Studio
3 21 (2.92%) Git (software)
4 12 (1.67%) Jenkins
5 11 (1.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 11 (1.53%) Cucumber
5 11 (1.53%) Selenium
6 10 (1.39%) JIRA
6 10 (1.39%) MSI
7 7 (0.97%) Octopus Deploy
8 5 (0.70%) Eclipse
9 4 (0.56%) InstallShield
9 4 (0.56%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (0.42%) GoCD
10 3 (0.42%) Hudson
10 3 (0.42%) Subversion
10 3 (0.42%) WiX
11 2 (0.28%) Ant
11 2 (0.28%) JUnit
11 2 (0.28%) NetBeans
General
1 74 (10.29%) Finance
2 16 (2.23%) Telecoms
3 14 (1.95%) Military
4 11 (1.53%) Banking
5 6 (0.83%) Back Office
5 6 (0.83%) Marketing
6 5 (0.70%) Local Government
7 4 (0.56%) Games
7 4 (0.56%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.42%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.42%) Electronics
8 3 (0.42%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.14%) Billing
9 1 (0.14%) Front Office
9 1 (0.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 128 (17.80%) Support Engineer
2 108 (15.02%) Analyst
3 75 (10.43%) Developer
4 72 (10.01%) 2nd Line Support
5 52 (7.23%) Desktop Support
6 47 (6.54%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 46 (6.40%) Service Analyst
8 45 (6.26%) Service Desk Analyst
9 44 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 43 (5.98%) IT Support
11 40 (5.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 38 (5.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 38 (5.29%) Windows Engineer
13 35 (4.87%) 1st/2nd Line Support
14 33 (4.59%) Desktop Engineer
14 33 (4.59%) Support Analyst
15 30 (4.17%) 1st Line Support
15 30 (4.17%) Administrator
16 29 (4.03%) 3rd Line Support
16 29 (4.03%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (10.85%) .NET
2 27 (3.76%) CSS
3 26 (3.62%) HTML
4 22 (3.06%) Web Services
5 21 (2.92%) ASP.NET
6 19 (2.64%) Ajax
6 19 (2.64%) jQuery
6 19 (2.64%) XML
7 17 (2.36%) XSLT
8 15 (2.09%) .NET Framework
8 15 (2.09%) JSON
8 15 (2.09%) Sass
9 14 (1.95%) Flash
9 14 (1.95%) SOAP
10 12 (1.67%) AngularJS
10 12 (1.67%) WCF
11 9 (1.25%) ASP.NET Web API
12 8 (1.11%) ELK Stack
12 8 (1.11%) Spring
13 7 (0.97%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 35 (4.87%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (4.59%) Data Centre
3 27 (3.76%) Clustering
4 21 (2.92%) Fat Client
4 21 (2.92%) Thin Client
5 19 (2.64%) Client/Server
5 19 (2.64%) Replication
6 18 (2.50%) Blackberry
6 18 (2.50%) Smartphone
6 18 (2.50%) User Experience
7 14 (1.95%) W3C
8 13 (1.81%) Driving Licence
9 9 (1.25%) iPhone
10 8 (1.11%) CMDB
10 8 (1.11%) Management Information System
11 7 (0.97%) iPad
11 7 (0.97%) Mobile App
11 7 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (0.83%) Device Driver
12 6 (0.83%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 239 (33.24%) Windows 7
2 237 (32.96%) Windows Server
3 123 (17.11%) Linux
4 93 (12.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 87 (12.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 72 (10.01%) Windows 10
7 41 (5.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 34 (4.73%) Unix
9 31 (4.31%) Windows XP
10 30 (4.17%) Windows 8
11 26 (3.62%) Android
12 22 (3.06%) Apple iOS
13 19 (2.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 14 (1.95%) Mac OS X
15 11 (1.53%) Solaris
16 7 (0.97%) Amazon Linux
16 7 (0.97%) Mac OS
17 5 (0.70%) Windows Vista
18 3 (0.42%) Ubuntu
18 3 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (16.69%) ITIL
2 72 (10.01%) Migration
3 69 (9.60%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (6.95%) Scrum
5 43 (5.98%) DevOps
6 36 (5.01%) Incident Management
7 34 (4.73%) Software Engineering
8 32 (4.45%) Service Delivery
9 28 (3.89%) Service Management
10 27 (3.76%) Continuous Integration
11 26 (3.62%) SDLC
12 24 (3.34%) Data Migration
12 24 (3.34%) Web Development
13 21 (2.92%) High Availability
13 21 (2.92%) Time Management
14 20 (2.78%) Change Management
14 20 (2.78%) Performance Testing
14 20 (2.78%) TDD
14 20 (2.78%) Validation
15 19 (2.64%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 90 (12.52%) SQL
2 64 (8.90%) PowerShell
3 58 (8.07%) C#
4 37 (5.15%) Java
5 35 (4.87%) JavaScript
6 32 (4.45%) Python
7 27 (3.76%) C
8 23 (3.20%) C++
9 22 (3.06%) T-SQL
10 17 (2.36%) Perl
11 14 (1.95%) VBScript
12 12 (1.67%) Shell Script
13 11 (1.53%) ActionScript
14 10 (1.39%) VB
15 8 (1.11%) PHP
16 7 (0.97%) Bash Shell
17 5 (0.70%) PL/SQL
17 5 (0.70%) VB.NET
18 4 (0.56%) AWK
18 4 (0.56%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 158 (21.97%) Security Cleared
2 102 (14.19%) SC Cleared
3 54 (7.51%) DV Cleared
4 21 (2.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (2.78%) DBS Check
6 19 (2.64%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (2.23%) CCNA
7 16 (2.23%) ITIL Certification
8 14 (1.95%) MCSE
9 11 (1.53%) MCITP
10 8 (1.11%) Degree
10 8 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (0.97%) A+ Certification
12 5 (0.70%) CCNP
12 5 (0.70%) CISSP
12 5 (0.70%) HNC
12 5 (0.70%) MCP
13 4 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
13 4 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 3 (0.42%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (6.26%) SLA
2 22 (3.06%) QA
3 4 (0.56%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.28%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.28%) RMADS
6 1 (0.14%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.14%) MISRA
6 1 (0.14%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 318 (44.23%) Active Directory
2 92 (12.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (4.73%) Hyper-V
4 30 (4.17%) XenApp
5 25 (3.48%) Microsoft App-V
6 22 (3.06%) Docker
7 19 (2.64%) Virtual Machines
8 17 (2.36%) vSphere
9 15 (2.09%) VMware ESX
10 14 (1.95%) XenDesktop
11 9 (1.25%) Virtual Desktop
12 7 (0.97%) BitLocker
13 5 (0.70%) Snort
13 5 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
14 4 (0.56%) Firmware
14 4 (0.56%) ISA Server
14 4 (0.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 4 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
15 3 (0.42%) LXC
15 3 (0.42%) RACF
Systems Management
1 78 (10.85%) SCCM
2 18 (2.50%) Failover Clustering
3 11 (1.53%) WSUS
4 10 (1.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 9 (1.25%) Nessus
6 7 (0.97%) Ansible
6 7 (0.97%) Icinga
6 7 (0.97%) Kibana
6 7 (0.97%) logstash
6 7 (0.97%) Nagios
6 7 (0.97%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 6 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
7 6 (0.83%) NetBackup
7 6 (0.83%) QRadar
7 6 (0.83%) vRealize
8 5 (0.70%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (0.70%) Puppet
9 4 (0.56%) Endace
9 4 (0.56%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (0.56%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 236 (32.82%) Microsoft
2 164 (22.81%) VMware
3 77 (10.71%) Citrix
4 76 (10.57%) Cisco
5 48 (6.68%) Apple
6 45 (6.26%) HP
7 39 (5.42%) Oracle
8 26 (3.62%) Red Hat
9 22 (3.06%) Dell
10 18 (2.50%) AppSense
10 18 (2.50%) CheckPoint
10 18 (2.50%) Symantec
11 17 (2.36%) Intel Security
12 15 (2.09%) SAP
13 14 (1.95%) Sitecore
14 13 (1.81%) Wyse
15 12 (1.67%) IBM
15 12 (1.67%) Juniper
16 11 (1.53%) Splunk
17 9 (1.25%) CA
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