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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 476 286 383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.64% 12.71% 12.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.14% 67.93% 59.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 124 166
Average daily rate
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£300 £316 £289
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.13% +9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £130 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £313 £312
% change year-on-year
-2.40% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 69 75
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -1.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.04 £11.95 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £25.20 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -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
709 421 642
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.81% 18.71% 20.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 201 312
Average daily rate £339 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.40% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £130 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.57% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 84 100
Average hourly rate £16.64 £16.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.01% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.10 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.75 £35.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 2 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 2 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 2 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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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 +6 143 £250 -29.57% 34
Gloucestershire -1 81 £340 +13.80% 38
Bristol -5 69 £320 -7.24% 57
Devon +8 57 £200 -27.27% 11
Dorset +1 43 £396 +126.42% 17
Somerset -10 38 £293 -4.48% 35
Cornwall +1 21 £171 -42.91% 1
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 341 (38.36%) Microsoft
2 312 (35.10%) Windows 7
3 241 (27.11%) Active Directory
4 219 (24.63%) VMware
5 215 (24.18%) Security Cleared
6 181 (20.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 168 (18.90%) ITIL
8 164 (18.45%) Windows XP
9 154 (17.32%) MS Excel
10 141 (15.86%) Linux
11 130 (14.62%) MS Office
12 129 (14.51%) SC Cleared
12 129 (14.51%) VMware Infrastructure
13 128 (14.40%) Firewall
14 127 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
15 114 (12.82%) Citrix
16 100 (11.25%) MS Exchange
17 91 (10.24%) SLA
18 86 (9.67%) Cisco
19 85 (9.56%) Windows Server 2012
20 83 (9.34%) HP
21 75 (8.44%) LAN
21 75 (8.44%) SQL
21 75 (8.44%) SCCM
22 74 (8.32%) DV Cleared
22 74 (8.32%) SharePoint
22 74 (8.32%) Migration
23 73 (8.21%) Telecoms
24 72 (8.10%) Finance
25 70 (7.87%) UNIX

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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
1 100 (11.25%) MS Exchange
2 74 (8.32%) SharePoint
3 47 (5.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 39 (4.39%) Apache
5 32 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2007
6 22 (2.47%) IIS
6 22 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2003
7 21 (2.36%) Lync
8 20 (2.25%) SharePoint 2010
9 16 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2013
10 13 (1.46%) MediaWiki
10 13 (1.46%) nginx
10 13 (1.46%) Confluence
11 10 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
12 7 (0.79%) SAS
13 6 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
13 6 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 5 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.56%) MS Project Server
15 3 (0.34%) CMS
Applications
1 154 (17.32%) MS Excel
2 130 (14.62%) MS Office
3 12 (1.35%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.79%) MS Project
6 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (0.79%) assyst
2 4 (0.45%) Summit
3 2 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.11%) Changepoint
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 17 (1.91%) Office 365
2 11 (1.24%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.22%) GitHub
5 1 (0.11%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.11%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 128 (14.40%) Firewall
2 75 (8.44%) LAN
3 66 (7.42%) WAN
3 66 (7.42%) DNS
4 57 (6.41%) TCP/IP
5 48 (5.40%) DHCP
6 38 (4.27%) VPN
7 35 (3.94%) Internet
8 32 (3.60%) SAN
9 28 (3.15%) Network Security
10 24 (2.70%) Cisco PIX
11 22 (2.47%) BGP
12 20 (2.25%) OSPF
12 20 (2.25%) LDAP
13 18 (2.02%) SNMP
13 18 (2.02%) SSH
14 17 (1.91%) IPv6
15 16 (1.80%) Wireless
16 14 (1.57%) IPsec
17 13 (1.46%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (6.86%) SQL Server
2 34 (3.82%) MySQL
3 27 (3.04%) PostgreSQL
4 17 (1.91%) Relational Database
5 14 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (1.24%) Oracle Database
6 11 (1.24%) DB2
7 8 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (0.45%) MS Access
11 3 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.34%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.34%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.34%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (0.34%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.34%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 20 (2.25%) MSI
2 16 (1.80%) Git (software)
3 15 (1.69%) Subversion
3 15 (1.69%) JIRA
3 15 (1.69%) Jenkins
4 13 (1.46%) Hudson
5 12 (1.35%) ClearCase
6 8 (0.90%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.22%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.22%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.22%) Valgrind
8 2 (0.22%) Wise Package Studio
9 1 (0.11%) JUnit
9 1 (0.11%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.11%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.11%) Introscope
9 1 (0.11%) JMeter
9 1 (0.11%) Selenium
9 1 (0.11%) Maven
General
1 73 (8.21%) Telecoms
2 72 (8.10%) Finance
3 25 (2.81%) Back Office
4 21 (2.36%) Front Office
5 14 (1.57%) Military
6 11 (1.24%) Banking
7 10 (1.12%) Legal
8 7 (0.79%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.67%) Retail
10 5 (0.56%) Law
11 4 (0.45%) Marketing
11 4 (0.45%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.45%) Electronics
12 3 (0.34%) Publishing
13 2 (0.22%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.11%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.11%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 116 (13.05%) Analyst
2 81 (9.11%) Support Engineer
3 60 (6.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 58 (6.52%) Desktop Support
5 57 (6.41%) Consultant
5 57 (6.41%) Developer
5 57 (6.41%) Administrator
6 50 (5.62%) Support Analyst
7 47 (5.29%) 2nd Line Support
8 38 (4.27%) Architect
9 37 (4.16%) Service Analyst
10 36 (4.05%) Systems Administrator
11 32 (3.60%) Service Desk Analyst
12 31 (3.49%) Rollout Engineer
13 30 (3.37%) Network Engineer
13 30 (3.37%) Deployment Engineer
14 28 (3.15%) Desktop Engineer
15 24 (2.70%) Project Manager
16 22 (2.47%) Systems Engineer
17 21 (2.36%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (4.50%) .NET
2 19 (2.14%) Web Services
3 18 (2.02%) Application Packaging
4 15 (1.69%) XML
5 14 (1.57%) LAMP
6 13 (1.46%) JSP
7 12 (1.35%) HTML
8 11 (1.24%) WCF
9 8 (0.90%) .NET Framework
9 8 (0.90%) ASP.NET
10 7 (0.79%) WPF
11 6 (0.67%) Software Packaging
11 6 (0.67%) HTML5
11 6 (0.67%) FFmpeg
11 6 (0.67%) CSS
11 6 (0.67%) WinForms
12 5 (0.56%) Windows SharePoint Services
12 5 (0.56%) XSLT
12 5 (0.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 5 (0.56%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 35 (3.94%) Management Information System
2 31 (3.49%) Thin Client
2 31 (3.49%) Fat Client
3 23 (2.59%) Open Source
4 19 (2.14%) Statistics
4 19 (2.14%) Blackberry
5 17 (1.91%) Clustering
6 16 (1.80%) iPad
7 14 (1.57%) Wiki
8 13 (1.46%) NHS
9 10 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
10 9 (1.01%) Client/Server
10 9 (1.01%) IVR
11 8 (0.90%) Mainframe
11 8 (0.90%) CMDB
11 8 (0.90%) iPhone
12 7 (0.79%) IBM Mainframe
12 7 (0.79%) PDA
13 5 (0.56%) SCADA
13 5 (0.56%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 312 (35.10%) Windows 7
2 181 (20.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 164 (18.45%) Windows XP
4 141 (15.86%) Linux
5 127 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 85 (9.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 70 (7.87%) UNIX
8 30 (3.37%) Windows 8
9 28 (3.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 28 (3.15%) Solaris
10 21 (2.36%) Apple iOS
11 18 (2.02%) CentOS
12 17 (1.91%) Mac OS X
13 14 (1.57%) Debian
14 13 (1.46%) Ubuntu
15 11 (1.24%) Android
16 8 (0.90%) zOS
17 6 (0.67%) Windows 2000
18 4 (0.45%) HPUX
19 3 (0.34%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (18.90%) ITIL
2 74 (8.32%) Migration
3 44 (4.95%) Service Management
4 42 (4.72%) Service Delivery
5 36 (4.05%) Project Management
6 33 (3.71%) User Acceptance Testing
7 32 (3.60%) Disaster Recovery
8 30 (3.37%) Capacity Planning
9 28 (3.15%) PRINCE2
10 27 (3.04%) DevOps
11 26 (2.92%) Problem Management
12 23 (2.59%) Configuration Management
13 22 (2.47%) OO
13 22 (2.47%) Change Management
13 22 (2.47%) Software Engineering
14 19 (2.14%) ITSM
14 19 (2.14%) Stakeholder Management
15 16 (1.80%) Data Modelling
15 16 (1.80%) Workflow
15 16 (1.80%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 75 (8.44%) SQL
2 42 (4.72%) Java
3 41 (4.61%) Perl
4 36 (4.05%) Python
5 35 (3.94%) PowerShell
6 30 (3.37%) Bash Shell
6 30 (3.37%) C++
7 26 (2.92%) C#
7 26 (2.92%) Ruby
8 20 (2.25%) C
9 18 (2.02%) VBScript
10 17 (1.91%) JavaScript
11 15 (1.69%) PHP
12 14 (1.57%) Shell Script
13 12 (1.35%) VB
13 12 (1.35%) T-SQL
14 6 (0.67%) Delphi
15 4 (0.45%) VBA
16 3 (0.34%) REXX
16 3 (0.34%) JCL
Qualifications
1 215 (24.18%) Security Cleared
2 129 (14.51%) SC Cleared
3 74 (8.32%) DV Cleared
4 56 (6.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 45 (5.06%) MCP
6 33 (3.71%) ITIL Certification
7 23 (2.59%) MCSE
7 23 (2.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 17 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (1.24%) Degree
10 10 (1.12%) CCNP
10 10 (1.12%) CCNA
10 10 (1.12%) MCSA
11 8 (0.90%) MCITP
12 7 (0.79%) CISSP
13 6 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (0.45%) ISTQB
14 4 (0.45%) MCTS
14 4 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 4 (0.45%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (10.24%) SLA
2 17 (1.91%) PCI DSS
3 15 (1.69%) QA
4 9 (1.01%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.45%) ISO 14001
7 3 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 241 (27.11%) Active Directory
2 129 (14.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (4.50%) XenApp
4 39 (4.39%) vSphere
5 38 (4.27%) Hyper-V
6 34 (3.82%) XenDesktop
7 31 (3.49%) Microsoft App-V
7 31 (3.49%) VMware ESX
8 22 (2.47%) Samba
9 16 (1.80%) XenServer
10 14 (1.57%) Postfix
11 13 (1.46%) NFS
12 9 (1.01%) Terminal Services
13 8 (0.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 6 (0.67%) MetaFrame
14 6 (0.67%) vCloud
15 5 (0.56%) ISA Server
15 5 (0.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 4 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
16 4 (0.45%) UAG
Systems Management
1 75 (8.44%) SCCM
2 20 (2.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 17 (1.91%) HP SIM
4 16 (1.80%) NetBackup
5 15 (1.69%) SCOM
5 15 (1.69%) McAfee ePO
6 14 (1.57%) Puppet
7 13 (1.46%) WSUS
7 13 (1.46%) ZABBIX
8 12 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
8 12 (1.35%) Backup Exec
9 9 (1.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 8 (0.90%) AppDNA
10 8 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
10 8 (0.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 7 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
11 7 (0.79%) Cisco IPCC
12 6 (0.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 4 (0.45%) Netcool
14 3 (0.34%) MIIS
Vendors
1 341 (38.36%) Microsoft
2 219 (24.63%) VMware
3 114 (12.82%) Citrix
4 86 (9.67%) Cisco
5 83 (9.34%) HP
6 37 (4.16%) Symantec
7 36 (4.05%) Oracle
8 35 (3.94%) CheckPoint
9 34 (3.82%) McAfee
9 34 (3.82%) Red Hat
10 20 (2.25%) IBM
11 19 (2.14%) Apple
12 17 (1.91%) Dell
13 16 (1.80%) Sophos
14 13 (1.46%) Avaya
14 13 (1.46%) Juniper
14 13 (1.46%) SAP
14 13 (1.46%) Altiris
15 12 (1.35%) AppSense
16 11 (1.24%) 3PAR
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Bristol
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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Gloucestershire
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Rate: £180 to £220 per annum
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Swindon
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Rate: £180 - £220 per annum
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Exeter
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Somerset
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Yeovil
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Rate: £200 - £300 per day
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
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Rate: £150 - £180 per day
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Salisbury, Wiltshire
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