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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 379 410 345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.66% 12.71% 13.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.25% 59.85% 66.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 201 152
Average daily rate £315 £325 £239
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% +36.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £130 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £295
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 72 59
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.69%
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
629 685 521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.02% 21.23% 20.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 373 250
Average daily rate £350 £355 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +24.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £150 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £307
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +9.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 89 74
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.53 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.88% +41.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £39.00 £28.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 9 February 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 9 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the South West region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Wiltshire +3 128 £340 -9.33% 27
Bristol -4 85 £245 -35.52% 49
Gloucestershire -1 60 £300 -11.76% 31
Somerset -6 35 £375 +50.00% 21
Devon -10 33 £190 +2.70% 10
Dorset -6 17 £178 -30.73% 20
Cornwall -1 3 £325 +116.66% 2
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 344 (40.47%) Active Directory
2 314 (36.94%) Microsoft
3 305 (35.88%) Windows Server
4 238 (28.00%) Windows 7
5 219 (25.76%) VMware
6 189 (22.24%) Security Cleared
7 163 (19.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 162 (19.06%) Windows Server 2008
9 158 (18.59%) ITIL
10 150 (17.65%) SQL Server
11 147 (17.29%) Windows Server 2003
12 138 (16.24%) VMware Infrastructure
13 125 (14.71%) Linux
14 118 (13.88%) SQL
15 116 (13.65%) SC Cleared
16 110 (12.94%) MS Exchange
17 108 (12.71%) MS Office
18 107 (12.59%) .NET
19 103 (12.12%) MS Excel
20 101 (11.88%) Citrix
21 100 (11.76%) C#
22 98 (11.53%) Windows XP
23 90 (10.59%) Agile Software Development
24 84 (9.88%) Cisco
25 80 (9.41%) Migration
26 78 (9.18%) SCCM
27 76 (8.94%) JavaScript
28 73 (8.59%) HP
28 73 (8.59%) PowerShell
29 70 (8.24%) Finance

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 (12.94%) MS Exchange
2 54 (6.35%) IIS
2 54 (6.35%) SharePoint
3 51 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 50 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 27 (3.18%) Skype for Business
6 26 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2007
7 20 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2003
8 17 (2.00%) CMS
9 13 (1.53%) IBM Notes
10 11 (1.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 8 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
12 7 (0.82%) IBM Domino
12 7 (0.82%) OpenStack
13 5 (0.59%) EPiServer CMS
14 4 (0.47%) JBoss
14 4 (0.47%) WebLogic
15 3 (0.35%) Apache
15 3 (0.35%) Confluence
15 3 (0.35%) Eucalyptus
Applications
1 108 (12.71%) MS Office
2 103 (12.12%) MS Excel
3 12 (1.41%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.71%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.24%) MS Project
6 2 (0.24%) RoboHelp
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.12%) FrameMaker
7 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.35%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.24%) Fredhopper
6 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 47 (5.53%) Office 365
2 27 (3.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.82%) SaaS
5 5 (0.59%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.24%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.24%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.24%) PaaS
7 1 (0.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.12%) IBM SmartCloud
7 1 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.12%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 63 (7.41%) Firewall
2 61 (7.18%) DNS
3 57 (6.71%) SAN
4 54 (6.35%) TCP/IP
5 49 (5.76%) DHCP
6 45 (5.29%) Internet
7 36 (4.24%) LAN
8 31 (3.65%) WAN
9 24 (2.82%) VoIP
10 20 (2.35%) Remote Desktop
11 17 (2.00%) VPN
12 16 (1.88%) Skype
13 13 (1.53%) Ethernet
14 10 (1.18%) LDAP
15 9 (1.06%) NAS
15 9 (1.06%) Unified Communications
16 8 (0.94%) Kerberos
16 8 (0.94%) Network Security
17 7 (0.82%) Intranet
18 5 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.12%) BusinessObjects
2 18 (2.12%) Oracle Database
2 18 (2.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
4 16 (1.88%) Ingres
5 14 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
6 12 (1.41%) BusinessObjects XI
6 12 (1.41%) Oracle Database 10g
6 12 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
6 12 (1.41%) SAP BI
6 12 (1.41%) SAP Data Services
7 11 (1.29%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 11 (1.29%) Xcelsius
8 8 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
10 5 (0.59%) MS Access
11 2 (0.24%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 46 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 42 (4.94%) Visual Studio
3 38 (4.47%) Git (software)
4 31 (3.65%) Jenkins
5 21 (2.47%) Maven
6 15 (1.76%) SpecFlow
7 14 (1.65%) Selenium
8 11 (1.29%) JIRA
9 8 (0.94%) TeamCity
10 7 (0.82%) Grunt
10 7 (0.82%) gulp
10 7 (0.82%) Subversion
10 7 (0.82%) webpack
11 6 (0.71%) Eclipse
11 6 (0.71%) LoadRunner
12 5 (0.59%) Ant
12 5 (0.59%) HP UFT
12 5 (0.59%) RSpec
13 4 (0.47%) Artifactory
13 4 (0.47%) Rational DOORS
General
1 70 (8.24%) Finance
2 21 (2.47%) Telecoms
3 16 (1.88%) Back Office
4 12 (1.41%) Manufacturing
5 9 (1.06%) Electronics
6 8 (0.94%) Marketing
7 6 (0.71%) Military
8 5 (0.59%) Aerospace
8 5 (0.59%) Billing
9 4 (0.47%) German Language
9 4 (0.47%) Law
9 4 (0.47%) Publishing
9 4 (0.47%) Retail
10 3 (0.35%) Polish Language
11 2 (0.24%) Banking
12 1 (0.12%) Automotive
12 1 (0.12%) Games
12 1 (0.12%) Local Government
12 1 (0.12%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 138 (16.24%) Support Engineer
2 111 (13.06%) Developer
3 84 (9.88%) Analyst
4 61 (7.18%) Windows Engineer
5 58 (6.82%) 2nd Line Support
6 54 (6.35%) Desktop Support
7 53 (6.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 52 (6.12%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 51 (6.00%) 3rd Line Support
10 46 (5.41%) Desktop Engineer
11 43 (5.06%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 43 (5.06%) Administrator
12 42 (4.94%) .NET Developer
13 35 (4.12%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 33 (3.88%) C# Developer
15 31 (3.65%) Consultant
16 30 (3.53%) Architect
17 29 (3.41%) IT Support
18 28 (3.29%) IT Engineer
18 28 (3.29%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (12.59%) .NET
2 55 (6.47%) HTML
3 50 (5.88%) ASP.NET
4 48 (5.65%) .NET Framework
5 33 (3.88%) CSS
5 33 (3.88%) Web Services
6 25 (2.94%) WCF
7 21 (2.47%) WPF
8 16 (1.88%) MCollective
9 15 (1.76%) HTML5
10 14 (1.65%) CSS3
11 13 (1.53%) jQuery
12 12 (1.41%) AngularJS
12 12 (1.41%) Backbone.js
12 12 (1.41%) KnockoutJS
12 12 (1.41%) LESS
12 12 (1.41%) SAP XI
13 9 (1.06%) .NET Compact Framework
14 8 (0.94%) MFC
14 8 (0.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 61 (7.18%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (6.47%) Data Centre
3 22 (2.59%) Replication
4 20 (2.35%) Driving Licence
5 18 (2.12%) Fat Client
5 18 (2.12%) Management Information System
5 18 (2.12%) Thin Client
6 16 (1.88%) Blackberry
7 12 (1.41%) Computer Science
8 11 (1.29%) Video Conferencing
9 10 (1.18%) Clustering
9 10 (1.18%) Enterprise Storage
9 10 (1.18%) NHS
10 9 (1.06%) Private Cloud
10 9 (1.06%) User Experience
11 8 (0.94%) Mobile App
12 7 (0.82%) Client/Server
12 7 (0.82%) Public Cloud
12 7 (0.82%) Statistics
13 6 (0.71%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 305 (35.88%) Windows Server
2 238 (28.00%) Windows 7
3 163 (19.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 162 (19.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 147 (17.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 125 (14.71%) Linux
7 98 (11.53%) Windows XP
8 61 (7.18%) Unix
9 60 (7.06%) Windows 8
10 26 (3.06%) Android
11 24 (2.82%) Apple iOS
12 20 (2.35%) Windows 10
13 17 (2.00%) Windows 2000
13 17 (2.00%) Windows Vista
14 14 (1.65%) Solaris
15 11 (1.29%) Windows CE
16 9 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 9 (1.06%) Windows NT
17 4 (0.47%) HPUX
17 4 (0.47%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (18.59%) ITIL
2 90 (10.59%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (9.41%) Migration
4 58 (6.82%) Service Delivery
5 57 (6.71%) Scrum
6 46 (5.41%) DevOps
7 42 (4.94%) Software Engineering
8 38 (4.47%) Service Management
9 35 (4.12%) UML
9 35 (4.12%) Unit Testing
10 34 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
11 31 (3.65%) Automated Testing
12 29 (3.41%) Configuration Management
13 27 (3.18%) Disaster Recovery
14 26 (3.06%) Incident Management
15 25 (2.94%) MVC
16 21 (2.47%) Business Intelligence
16 21 (2.47%) Refactoring
17 20 (2.35%) OO
18 19 (2.24%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 118 (13.88%) SQL
2 100 (11.76%) C#
3 76 (8.94%) JavaScript
4 73 (8.59%) PowerShell
5 51 (6.00%) C++
6 37 (4.35%) Bash Shell
7 29 (3.41%) Java
8 28 (3.29%) Shell Script
9 23 (2.71%) Ruby
10 18 (2.12%) C
11 16 (1.88%) Python
11 16 (1.88%) VB
12 15 (1.76%) Perl
13 8 (0.94%) VBScript
14 7 (0.82%) TypeScript
15 6 (0.71%) VC++
16 3 (0.35%) Delphi
16 3 (0.35%) VB.NET
17 1 (0.12%) PL/SQL
17 1 (0.12%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 189 (22.24%) Security Cleared
2 116 (13.65%) SC Cleared
3 48 (5.65%) DV Cleared
4 33 (3.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 27 (3.18%) CCNA
5 27 (3.18%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (2.94%) Degree
7 17 (2.00%) MCSE
8 14 (1.65%) ISEB
8 14 (1.65%) MCSA
9 11 (1.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (0.94%) CISSP
10 8 (0.94%) HND
10 8 (0.94%) ISTQB
11 7 (0.82%) HNC
12 4 (0.47%) DBS Check
12 4 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.47%) MCITP
12 4 (0.47%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (5.76%) SLA
2 19 (2.24%) QA
3 11 (1.29%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.82%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.35%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.24%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.24%) ISO27002
8 1 (0.12%) COBIT
8 1 (0.12%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.12%) MISRA
8 1 (0.12%) MISRA C
8 1 (0.12%) SDET
System Software
1 344 (40.47%) Active Directory
2 138 (16.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (6.35%) Hyper-V
4 47 (5.53%) vSphere
5 24 (2.82%) VMware ESX
5 24 (2.82%) XenApp
6 22 (2.59%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (1.65%) Microsoft App-V
8 12 (1.41%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.71%) XenServer
10 4 (0.47%) BitLocker
10 4 (0.47%) Firmware
10 4 (0.47%) Forefront TMG
10 4 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (0.35%) Samba
11 3 (0.35%) vCloud
12 2 (0.24%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 78 (9.18%) SCCM
2 25 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
2 25 (2.94%) Puppet
3 21 (2.47%) WSUS
4 10 (1.18%) NetBackup
5 9 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
6 8 (0.94%) FreeIPA
7 7 (0.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 6 (0.71%) Nessus
8 6 (0.71%) SCOM
9 4 (0.47%) Tivoli
9 4 (0.47%) Windows Intune
9 4 (0.47%) ZABBIX
10 3 (0.35%) Backup Exec
10 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 3 (0.35%) Netcool
10 3 (0.35%) Nmap
10 3 (0.35%) OpenView
10 3 (0.35%) SCDPM
10 3 (0.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 314 (36.94%) Microsoft
2 219 (25.76%) VMware
3 101 (11.88%) Citrix
4 84 (9.88%) Cisco
5 73 (8.59%) HP
6 54 (6.35%) Oracle
7 30 (3.53%) SAP
8 25 (2.94%) Apple
8 25 (2.94%) Dell
8 25 (2.94%) NetApp
9 23 (2.71%) Symantec
10 15 (1.76%) EMC
11 14 (1.65%) IBM
11 14 (1.65%) Lotus
11 14 (1.65%) Remedy
12 12 (1.41%) EPiServer
13 11 (1.29%) Sophos
14 10 (1.18%) Adobe
15 9 (1.06%) SolarWinds
16 8 (0.94%) Veeam
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