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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 487 388 395
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.79% 17.35% 14.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.16% 77.14% 60.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 172 158
Average daily rate
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£284 £273 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.12% -7.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £125 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £421 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 83 79
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.03 £11.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.10 £29.50 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -4.91%
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
771 503 657
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 23.42% 22.50% 24.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 225 307
Average daily rate £360 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.90% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £125 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 102 100
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.14 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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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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
Gloucestershire -3 102 £325 +10.16% 42
Bristol -4 100 £288 -7.92% 46
Wiltshire -2 93 £375 +33.92% 39
Somerset -1 71 £250 -6.54% 15
Devon -4 55 £225 +36.36% 16
Dorset +2 44 £243 +59.01% 31
Cornwall +1 5 £284 -9.20%
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 368 (38.66%) Microsoft
2 335 (35.19%) Windows 7
3 264 (27.73%) Active Directory
4 244 (25.63%) Security Cleared
5 218 (22.90%) VMware
6 217 (22.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 174 (18.28%) MS Excel
7 174 (18.28%) Windows XP
8 159 (16.70%) ITIL
9 149 (15.65%) Windows Server 2003
10 141 (14.81%) SC Cleared
11 140 (14.71%) MS Office
12 137 (14.39%) Citrix
13 134 (14.08%) Firewall
14 130 (13.66%) Linux
15 125 (13.13%) MS Exchange
16 123 (12.92%) VMware Infrastructure
16 123 (12.92%) SCCM
17 101 (10.61%) SQL
18 96 (10.08%) DV Cleared
19 92 (9.66%) Finance
20 91 (9.56%) UNIX
20 91 (9.56%) Cisco
21 88 (9.24%) HP
21 88 (9.24%) SharePoint
22 86 (9.03%) Windows Server 2012
23 84 (8.82%) LAN
23 84 (8.82%) SLA
23 84 (8.82%) DNS
24 78 (8.19%) Migration

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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
1 125 (13.13%) MS Exchange
2 88 (9.24%) SharePoint
3 64 (6.72%) Exchange Server 2010
4 44 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2007
5 35 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2003
6 24 (2.52%) SharePoint 2010
7 23 (2.42%) Lync
8 21 (2.21%) IIS
9 19 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
10 18 (1.89%) Apache
11 17 (1.79%) SAS
12 8 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
13 7 (0.74%) MediaWiki
13 7 (0.74%) nginx
13 7 (0.74%) Confluence
14 6 (0.63%) CMS
15 5 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
15 5 (0.53%) OpenStack
15 5 (0.53%) MS Project Server
16 4 (0.42%) WebSphere
Applications
1 174 (18.28%) MS Excel
2 140 (14.71%) MS Office
3 11 (1.16%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.05%) MS Project
5 6 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.32%) Summit
1 3 (0.32%) assyst
2 2 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.21%) SAP Business One
2 2 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.11%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 18 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (1.58%) Office 365
3 6 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.42%) GitHub
5 1 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 134 (14.08%) Firewall
2 84 (8.82%) LAN
2 84 (8.82%) DNS
3 76 (7.98%) WAN
4 68 (7.14%) DHCP
5 64 (6.72%) TCP/IP
6 44 (4.62%) SAN
7 43 (4.52%) VPN
8 35 (3.68%) Internet
9 28 (2.94%) Cisco PIX
10 21 (2.21%) VoIP
11 17 (1.79%) LDAP
12 15 (1.58%) Wireless
13 12 (1.26%) Network Security
14 11 (1.16%) IPv6
15 9 (0.95%) SNMP
15 9 (0.95%) BGP
16 8 (0.84%) IPsec
16 8 (0.84%) Wireshark
17 7 (0.74%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (6.62%) SQL Server
2 23 (2.42%) DB2
3 18 (1.89%) MySQL
4 13 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (1.26%) Relational Database
5 12 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (0.84%) Oracle Database
7 8 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (0.53%) MS Access
9 5 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (0.42%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (0.32%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.32%) Oracle Database 12c
12 2 (0.21%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.21%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 42 (4.41%) MSI
2 13 (1.37%) Git (software)
2 13 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (1.37%) Jenkins
3 10 (1.05%) JIRA
3 10 (1.05%) Visual Studio
4 9 (0.95%) Subversion
5 7 (0.74%) Hudson
6 4 (0.42%) Selenium
6 4 (0.42%) Eclipse
7 3 (0.32%) Maven
7 3 (0.32%) WebDriver
7 3 (0.32%) ClearCase
7 3 (0.32%) Metasploit
7 3 (0.32%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 2 (0.21%) Wise Package Studio
8 2 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.21%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.11%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.11%) Introscope
General
1 92 (9.66%) Finance
2 64 (6.72%) Telecoms
3 26 (2.73%) Military
4 19 (2.00%) Banking
5 13 (1.37%) Retail
6 11 (1.16%) Back Office
7 7 (0.74%) Legal
8 6 (0.63%) Electronics
8 6 (0.63%) Financial Institution
8 6 (0.63%) Marketing
9 5 (0.53%) Front Office
9 5 (0.53%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.53%) Publishing
9 5 (0.53%) Law
10 3 (0.32%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.21%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 136 (14.29%) Analyst
2 104 (10.92%) Support Engineer
3 77 (8.09%) Consultant
4 67 (7.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 65 (6.83%) Developer
6 63 (6.62%) Support Analyst
7 60 (6.30%) 2nd Line Support
8 54 (5.67%) Administrator
9 49 (5.15%) Desktop Support
10 48 (5.04%) Architect
11 41 (4.31%) Service Analyst
12 40 (4.20%) Service Desk Analyst
13 38 (3.99%) Systems Administrator
14 33 (3.47%) 3rd Line Support
15 31 (3.26%) 1st Line Support
15 31 (3.26%) Server Engineer
16 29 (3.05%) Rollout Engineer
17 28 (2.94%) Desktop Engineer
17 28 (2.94%) Systems Engineer
18 25 (2.63%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (3.68%) .NET
2 33 (3.47%) Application Packaging
3 28 (2.94%) Web Services
4 16 (1.68%) XML
5 15 (1.58%) JSP
6 13 (1.37%) HTML
7 10 (1.05%) SOAP
7 10 (1.05%) CSS
8 9 (0.95%) WinForms
8 9 (0.95%) WCF
9 8 (0.84%) RESTful
9 8 (0.84%) Middleware
10 7 (0.74%) LAMP
10 7 (0.74%) Apache Cordova
10 7 (0.74%) WPF
11 6 (0.63%) Software Packaging
11 6 (0.63%) FFmpeg
12 5 (0.53%) HTML5
12 5 (0.53%) CSS3
13 4 (0.42%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 44 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (4.31%) Thin Client
2 41 (4.31%) Fat Client
3 22 (2.31%) Blackberry
4 21 (2.21%) Management Information System
4 21 (2.21%) Clustering
5 18 (1.89%) Open Source
5 18 (1.89%) iPad
6 13 (1.37%) Client/Server
7 12 (1.26%) iPhone
8 10 (1.05%) NHS
9 9 (0.95%) Wiki
10 8 (0.84%) PDA
11 7 (0.74%) PKI
12 6 (0.63%) IVR
12 6 (0.63%) Replication
12 6 (0.63%) Mainframe
12 6 (0.63%) Statistics
13 5 (0.53%) Data Protection Act
13 5 (0.53%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 335 (35.19%) Windows 7
2 217 (22.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 174 (18.28%) Windows XP
4 149 (15.65%) Windows Server 2003
5 130 (13.66%) Linux
6 91 (9.56%) UNIX
7 86 (9.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 36 (3.78%) Windows 8
9 35 (3.68%) Solaris
10 31 (3.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 26 (2.73%) Apple iOS
12 25 (2.63%) Android
13 17 (1.79%) Windows Vista
13 17 (1.79%) CentOS
14 13 (1.37%) Mac OS X
14 13 (1.37%) zOS
15 10 (1.05%) Windows 2000 Server
16 8 (0.84%) Windows 2000
16 8 (0.84%) Ubuntu
17 7 (0.74%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (16.70%) ITIL
2 78 (8.19%) Migration
3 32 (3.36%) Service Delivery
4 31 (3.26%) Service Management
5 29 (3.05%) Software Engineering
6 28 (2.94%) Project Management
7 27 (2.84%) Agile Software Development
8 24 (2.52%) PRINCE2
9 23 (2.42%) TOGAF
10 21 (2.21%) Disaster Recovery
10 21 (2.21%) User Acceptance Testing
11 20 (2.10%) Incident Management
12 19 (2.00%) Scrum
13 18 (1.89%) Stakeholder Management
14 16 (1.68%) Configuration Management
14 16 (1.68%) System Testing
14 16 (1.68%) Capacity Management
14 16 (1.68%) Performance Tuning
15 14 (1.47%) Data Migration
15 14 (1.47%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 101 (10.61%) SQL
2 42 (4.41%) Java
3 40 (4.20%) C#
4 31 (3.26%) C++
5 30 (3.15%) PowerShell
6 21 (2.21%) C
7 19 (2.00%) Python
8 16 (1.68%) Perl
8 16 (1.68%) VB
9 15 (1.58%) JavaScript
9 15 (1.58%) Ruby
10 14 (1.47%) Bash Shell
11 13 (1.37%) Shell Script
11 13 (1.37%) VBScript
12 11 (1.16%) T-SQL
13 10 (1.05%) Delphi
14 9 (0.95%) PHP
15 5 (0.53%) VBA
16 3 (0.32%) JCL
16 3 (0.32%) REXX
Qualifications
1 244 (25.63%) Security Cleared
2 141 (14.81%) SC Cleared
3 96 (10.08%) DV Cleared
4 55 (5.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 32 (3.36%) MCSE
6 25 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
7 21 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
8 20 (2.10%) MCP
9 15 (1.58%) Degree
10 12 (1.26%) CCNP
11 10 (1.05%) MCTS
11 10 (1.05%) MCITP
11 10 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 9 (0.95%) CCNA
13 8 (0.84%) Citrix Certification
13 8 (0.84%) CISSP
13 8 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 7 (0.74%) ISEB
15 5 (0.53%) ISTQB
15 5 (0.53%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (8.82%) SLA
2 24 (2.52%) QA
3 13 (1.37%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.63%) JSP 440
6 5 (0.53%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.32%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.11%) COBIT
System Software
1 264 (27.73%) Active Directory
2 123 (12.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (5.78%) Hyper-V
4 50 (5.25%) Microsoft App-V
5 48 (5.04%) XenApp
6 43 (4.52%) vSphere
7 40 (4.20%) XenDesktop
8 22 (2.31%) VMware ESX
9 14 (1.47%) Samba
10 12 (1.26%) XenServer
11 11 (1.16%) NFS
12 9 (0.95%) Terminal Services
13 8 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 8 (0.84%) Postfix
14 7 (0.74%) ISA Server
14 7 (0.74%) MetaFrame
15 5 (0.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 5 (0.53%) VMware Server
16 4 (0.42%) UAG
16 4 (0.42%) Novell eDirectory
Systems Management
1 123 (12.92%) SCCM
2 34 (3.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 25 (2.63%) HP SIM
4 24 (2.52%) SCOM
5 22 (2.31%) NetBackup
6 20 (2.10%) WSUS
7 16 (1.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 15 (1.58%) Backup Exec
9 9 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
9 9 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
9 9 (0.95%) Puppet
9 9 (0.95%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 9 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
10 7 (0.74%) AppDNA
10 7 (0.74%) ZABBIX
10 7 (0.74%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 5 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (0.42%) Cisco IPCC
12 4 (0.42%) SCVMM
13 3 (0.32%) Salt
Vendors
1 368 (38.66%) Microsoft
2 218 (22.90%) VMware
3 137 (14.39%) Citrix
4 91 (9.56%) Cisco
5 88 (9.24%) HP
6 46 (4.83%) Oracle
7 45 (4.73%) Symantec
8 34 (3.57%) CheckPoint
9 27 (2.84%) Red Hat
10 23 (2.42%) Remedy
10 23 (2.42%) IBM
11 22 (2.31%) McAfee
12 21 (2.21%) Apple
13 20 (2.10%) SAP
14 18 (1.89%) Dell
15 15 (1.58%) NetApp
16 13 (1.37%) Sun
16 13 (1.37%) 3PAR
17 11 (1.16%) AppSense
18 10 (1.05%) Computacenter
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