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 26 September 2016 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 7 8
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 385 484 467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.61% 14.84% 13.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.06% 68.56% 65.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 244 254
Median daily rate £320 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £125 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £326 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+0.15% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 85 80
Median hourly rate £15.26 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.80% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.78 £11.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.50 £25.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £15.43 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-4.39% -3.57%
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
601 706 708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.25% 21.64% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 384 404
Median daily rate £340 £350 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +4.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £135 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 93 84
Median hourly rate £16.13 £19.27 £16.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.29% +15.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.78 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the South West region over the 3 months to 26 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Bristol -1 117 £315 +14.54% 26
Wiltshire +2 87 £320 +6.66% 14
Gloucestershire -3 64 £323 +21.12% 19
Somerset +7 48 £245 -34.66% 14
Devon -7 27 £190 -36.66% 9
Dorset -9 20 £325 +170.83% 15
Cornwall 0 3 - - 5
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, 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.

1 365 (45.40%) Active Directory
2 266 (33.08%) Microsoft
3 262 (32.59%) Windows Server
4 232 (28.86%) Windows 7
5 209 (26.00%) VMware
6 156 (19.40%) Security Cleared
7 139 (17.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 132 (16.42%) SQL
9 123 (15.30%) MS Office
10 122 (15.17%) Windows Server 2008
11 120 (14.93%) Linux
12 117 (14.55%) SCCM
13 115 (14.30%) ITIL
14 107 (13.31%) SQL Server
15 106 (13.18%) MS Excel
16 104 (12.94%) VMware Infrastructure
17 103 (12.81%) PowerShell
17 103 (12.81%) Office 365
18 98 (12.19%) Citrix
19 94 (11.69%) Finance
20 92 (11.44%) Windows 10
21 89 (11.07%) Migration
22 86 (10.70%) Cisco
23 83 (10.32%) MS Exchange
24 82 (10.20%) Firewall
25 78 (9.70%) SC Cleared
26 73 (9.08%) .NET
27 70 (8.71%) DNS
27 70 (8.71%) Windows Server 2003
28 69 (8.58%) Microsoft Azure

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 83 (10.32%) MS Exchange
2 46 (5.72%) IIS
3 42 (5.22%) SharePoint
4 41 (5.10%) Skype for Business
5 36 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2010
6 25 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2007
7 23 (2.86%) IBM Notes
8 17 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2013
9 12 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
10 11 (1.37%) WebSphere
11 9 (1.12%) NServiceBus
12 7 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 7 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (0.75%) CMS
13 6 (0.75%) K2 blackpearl
13 6 (0.75%) OpenROAD
14 5 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
14 5 (0.62%) Mule
14 5 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
15 4 (0.50%) Moodle
Applications
1 123 (15.30%) MS Office
2 106 (13.18%) MS Excel
3 19 (2.36%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.25%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.25%) Simulink
6 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 8 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.62%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.25%) Magento
6 2 (0.25%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.25%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.25%) SAP SCM
7 1 (0.12%) OpenText MBPM
7 1 (0.12%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 103 (12.81%) Office 365
2 69 (8.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (5.72%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (1.24%) SaaS
5 8 (1.00%) IaaS
6 7 (0.87%) PaaS
7 5 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.50%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.25%) GitHub
9 2 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.25%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.12%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.12%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.12%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.12%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 82 (10.20%) Firewall
2 70 (8.71%) DNS
3 64 (7.96%) DHCP
4 60 (7.46%) TCP/IP
5 52 (6.47%) SAN
6 40 (4.98%) LAN
6 40 (4.98%) WAN
7 39 (4.85%) VPN
8 31 (3.86%) Internet
9 24 (2.99%) Skype
10 18 (2.24%) Remote Desktop
10 18 (2.24%) Wireless
11 15 (1.87%) Cisco ASA
11 15 (1.87%) Junos
11 15 (1.87%) Wireshark
12 14 (1.74%) tcpdump
12 14 (1.74%) Wi-Fi
13 12 (1.49%) VLAN
14 11 (1.37%) Intrusion Detection
14 11 (1.37%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (13.31%) SQL Server
2 31 (3.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 25 (3.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 24 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (2.24%) Ingres
6 17 (2.11%) SQL Server 2005
7 15 (1.87%) SQL Server 2014
8 14 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (1.24%) MySQL
10 9 (1.12%) Oracle Database
11 8 (1.00%) MongoDB
11 8 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
13 6 (0.75%) NoSQL
13 6 (0.75%) Relational Database
14 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 3 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
15 3 (0.37%) Oracle Database 12c
15 3 (0.37%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 28 (3.48%) Visual Studio
2 18 (2.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (1.62%) Git (software)
4 11 (1.37%) Subversion
5 10 (1.24%) MSI
6 9 (1.12%) Jenkins
6 9 (1.12%) Octopus Deploy
6 9 (1.12%) Selenium
7 7 (0.87%) Visual Studio Team System
8 6 (0.75%) InstallShield
9 4 (0.50%) Cucumber
9 4 (0.50%) Jasmine
9 4 (0.50%) JIRA
10 3 (0.37%) Artifactory
10 3 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.37%) LoadRunner
10 3 (0.37%) Maven
10 3 (0.37%) NuGet
10 3 (0.37%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.37%) WiX
General
1 94 (11.69%) Finance
2 26 (3.23%) Telecoms
3 22 (2.74%) Banking
4 10 (1.24%) Manufacturing
5 8 (1.00%) Electronics
5 8 (1.00%) Marketing
6 7 (0.87%) Back Office
6 7 (0.87%) Law
7 4 (0.50%) Multimedia
8 3 (0.37%) Military
8 3 (0.37%) Retail
9 2 (0.25%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.25%) Legal
10 1 (0.12%) Billing
10 1 (0.12%) Games
10 1 (0.12%) Local Government
10 1 (0.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 165 (20.52%) Support Engineer
2 137 (17.04%) Analyst
3 84 (10.45%) 2nd Line Support
4 70 (8.71%) Architect
5 67 (8.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 65 (8.08%) Developer
7 61 (7.59%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 54 (6.72%) Service Analyst
9 53 (6.59%) Desktop Support
10 50 (6.22%) Service Desk Analyst
11 46 (5.72%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 44 (5.47%) Windows Engineer
13 43 (5.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 41 (5.10%) 3rd Line Support
15 40 (4.98%) Consultant
16 36 (4.48%) Desktop Engineer
16 36 (4.48%) IT Support
17 35 (4.35%) .NET Developer
18 34 (4.23%) Desktop Support Engineer
18 34 (4.23%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (9.08%) .NET
2 40 (4.98%) Web Services
3 28 (3.48%) XML
4 19 (2.36%) ASP.NET
4 19 (2.36%) WCF
5 18 (2.24%) HTML
5 18 (2.24%) Middleware
6 16 (1.99%) AngularJS
7 15 (1.87%) JSON
7 15 (1.87%) SOAP
8 14 (1.74%) .NET Framework
8 14 (1.74%) HTML5
9 13 (1.62%) CSS
9 13 (1.62%) REST
10 12 (1.49%) XSD
11 11 (1.37%) ASP.NET Web API
12 9 (1.12%) jQuery
13 8 (1.00%) WSDL
14 7 (0.87%) LINQ
15 6 (0.75%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 33 (4.10%) Data Centre
2 29 (3.61%) Blackberry
3 28 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (2.74%) Clustering
5 20 (2.49%) Smartphone
6 19 (2.36%) Driving Licence
7 17 (2.11%) Management Information System
8 14 (1.74%) Client/Server
9 13 (1.62%) Replication
10 12 (1.49%) Fat Client
10 12 (1.49%) Thin Client
11 11 (1.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 11 (1.37%) NHS
12 10 (1.24%) Private Cloud
13 8 (1.00%) iPhone
13 8 (1.00%) Mobile App
14 7 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
14 7 (0.87%) Mainframe
15 6 (0.75%) Visualisation
16 5 (0.62%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 262 (32.59%) Windows Server
2 232 (28.86%) Windows 7
3 139 (17.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 122 (15.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 120 (14.93%) Linux
6 92 (11.44%) Windows 10
7 70 (8.71%) Windows Server 2003
8 45 (5.60%) Unix
9 43 (5.35%) Windows 8
10 39 (4.85%) Windows XP
11 20 (2.49%) Android
12 18 (2.24%) Apple iOS
13 14 (1.74%) Mac OS X
14 10 (1.24%) Solaris
15 8 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 6 (0.75%) Windows Phone
16 6 (0.75%) Windows Vista
17 4 (0.50%) Windows 2000
18 3 (0.37%) Windows CE
18 3 (0.37%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (14.30%) ITIL
2 89 (11.07%) Migration
3 64 (7.96%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (4.98%) Scrum
5 35 (4.35%) DevOps
6 29 (3.61%) Service Delivery
7 24 (2.99%) Business Intelligence
8 22 (2.74%) SIEM
9 21 (2.61%) Information Security
9 21 (2.61%) Problem Management
9 21 (2.61%) Root Cause Analysis
10 20 (2.49%) Stakeholder Management
10 20 (2.49%) TDD
11 19 (2.36%) PRINCE2
11 19 (2.36%) Software Engineering
12 18 (2.24%) High Availability
12 18 (2.24%) Network Design
12 18 (2.24%) SDLC
12 18 (2.24%) Service Management
13 17 (2.11%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 132 (16.42%) SQL
2 103 (12.81%) PowerShell
3 48 (5.97%) C#
4 26 (3.23%) C++
4 26 (3.23%) VBScript
5 24 (2.99%) Java
6 20 (2.49%) C
7 18 (2.24%) Python
8 16 (1.99%) JavaScript
9 13 (1.62%) Shell Script
9 13 (1.62%) T-SQL
9 13 (1.62%) VB
10 10 (1.24%) Perl
10 10 (1.24%) VB.NET
11 6 (0.75%) Bash Shell
11 6 (0.75%) PHP
11 6 (0.75%) VC++
12 3 (0.37%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.37%) Ruby
13 2 (0.25%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 156 (19.40%) Security Cleared
2 78 (9.70%) SC Cleared
3 59 (7.34%) DV Cleared
4 46 (5.72%) Microsoft Certification
5 31 (3.86%) MCSE
6 19 (2.36%) CISSP
7 18 (2.24%) CCNA
7 18 (2.24%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (2.11%) MCSA
9 12 (1.49%) Degree
9 12 (1.49%) MCP
10 8 (1.00%) MCDST
10 8 (1.00%) MCSD
11 7 (0.87%) DBS Check
12 6 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
12 6 (0.75%) HNC
13 5 (0.62%) CCA
13 5 (0.62%) Citrix Certification
13 5 (0.62%) MCITP
14 4 (0.50%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (4.85%) SLA
2 16 (1.99%) PCI DSS
3 11 (1.37%) QA
4 10 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (0.87%) HL7
6 4 (0.50%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.25%) SSAE 16
8 1 (0.12%) COBIT
8 1 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.12%) JSP 440
System Software
1 365 (45.40%) Active Directory
2 104 (12.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (6.22%) Hyper-V
4 27 (3.36%) Virtual Machines
4 27 (3.36%) XenApp
5 24 (2.99%) vSphere
6 16 (1.99%) Docker
7 15 (1.87%) XenDesktop
8 11 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
8 11 (1.37%) VMware ESX
8 11 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (1.00%) Virtual Desktop
9 8 (1.00%) Xen
10 6 (0.75%) Firmware
11 4 (0.50%) Snort
11 4 (0.50%) Terminal Services
11 4 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.50%) VMware Server
12 3 (0.37%) Oracle Clusterware
12 3 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 117 (14.55%) SCCM
2 23 (2.86%) WSUS
3 20 (2.49%) SCOM
4 17 (2.11%) Microsoft Intune
5 16 (1.99%) Failover Clustering
6 11 (1.37%) Puppet
7 10 (1.24%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 9 (1.12%) Ansible
8 9 (1.12%) McAfee ePO
8 9 (1.12%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 7 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (0.75%) NetBackup
11 5 (0.62%) Nessus
11 5 (0.62%) SCDPM
11 5 (0.62%) ZABBIX
12 4 (0.50%) AirWatch
12 4 (0.50%) Backup Exec
12 4 (0.50%) Endace
12 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Clustering
12 4 (0.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 266 (33.08%) Microsoft
2 209 (26.00%) VMware
3 98 (12.19%) Citrix
4 86 (10.70%) Cisco
5 40 (4.98%) Oracle
6 35 (4.35%) HP
7 25 (3.11%) Apple
8 22 (2.74%) CheckPoint
9 21 (2.61%) Dell
9 21 (2.61%) Lotus
10 20 (2.49%) Juniper
10 20 (2.49%) SAP
11 18 (2.24%) Intel Security
12 14 (1.74%) ArcSight
13 13 (1.62%) Forcepoint
14 12 (1.49%) Cyber-Ark
15 10 (1.24%) IBM
15 10 (1.24%) Splunk
16 7 (0.87%) Google
17 6 (0.75%) Wyse
Exeter, Devon
Computer People
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
LA International
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £80 - £110 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Plymouth
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £10.00 - £12.00 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Reed Technology
Rate: £180 - £200 per day + +
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £130 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol Area
Venn Group
Rate: £200 - £300 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £9 - £15 per hour
Posted: 18 days ago
Bath
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour
Posted: 25 days ago
Bath
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour
Posted: 27 days ago