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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 9 6
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 392 423 494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.46% 13.26% 14.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.10% 65.18% 63.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 230 225
Median daily rate £236 £350 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.64% +20.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £125 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 55 100
Median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.78 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.48 £35.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +1.66%
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
593 649 781
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.88% 20.34% 23.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 369 408
Median daily rate £315 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £135 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 64 129
Median hourly rate £14.00 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.91 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.70 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 4 December 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
Gloucestershire +3 91 £170 -46.03% 17
Bristol +1 83 £274 -15.76% 30
Wiltshire -5 77 £297 -2.78% 9
Dorset 0 43 £205 +13.88% 19
Devon +13 41 £190 -7.87% 2
Somerset -2 31 £208 -47.13% 14
Cornwall -1 11 £350 +36.58% 1
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 December 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.

1 332 (43.34%) Active Directory
2 268 (34.99%) Windows Server
3 251 (32.77%) Microsoft
4 239 (31.20%) Windows 7
5 187 (24.41%) VMware
6 172 (22.45%) Security Cleared
7 139 (18.15%) MS Office
8 130 (16.97%) Linux
9 124 (16.19%) Windows Server 2012
10 118 (15.40%) ITIL
11 116 (15.14%) MS Excel
12 115 (15.01%) Windows Server 2008
13 112 (14.62%) SC Cleared
13 112 (14.62%) SQL
14 102 (13.32%) SQL Server
14 102 (13.32%) VMware Infrastructure
15 92 (12.01%) Cisco
16 89 (11.62%) Office 365
17 87 (11.36%) Firewall
18 86 (11.23%) Windows 10
18 86 (11.23%) SCCM
19 85 (11.10%) Citrix
20 83 (10.84%) PowerShell
21 81 (10.57%) MS Exchange
21 81 (10.57%) Migration
22 76 (9.92%) .NET
23 74 (9.66%) Finance
24 69 (9.01%) DNS
25 63 (8.22%) Windows Server 2003
25 63 (8.22%) Agile Software Development

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 81 (10.57%) MS Exchange
2 43 (5.61%) IIS
3 38 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 31 (4.05%) Skype for Business
5 28 (3.66%) SharePoint
6 19 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2007
7 15 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
8 13 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2013
9 11 (1.44%) IBM Notes
10 10 (1.31%) WebSphere
11 8 (1.04%) Apache
11 8 (1.04%) CMS
12 7 (0.91%) Tomcat
13 6 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 6 (0.78%) K2 blackpearl
13 6 (0.78%) NServiceBus
13 6 (0.78%) OpenROAD
13 6 (0.78%) WebLogic
14 5 (0.65%) Moodle
14 5 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 139 (18.15%) MS Office
2 116 (15.14%) MS Excel
3 19 (2.48%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 11 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.26%) Magento
6 1 (0.13%) Fredhopper
6 1 (0.13%) OpenText MBPM
6 1 (0.13%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.13%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 89 (11.62%) Office 365
2 56 (7.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (3.79%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.78%) IaaS
5 5 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.52%) PaaS
7 3 (0.39%) SaaS
8 2 (0.26%) GitHub
8 2 (0.26%) IBM PureFlex
9 1 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.13%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.13%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.13%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 87 (11.36%) Firewall
2 69 (9.01%) DNS
3 59 (7.70%) TCP/IP
4 55 (7.18%) DHCP
4 55 (7.18%) SAN
5 43 (5.61%) LAN
6 42 (5.48%) VPN
7 36 (4.70%) WAN
8 28 (3.66%) Internet
9 19 (2.48%) Skype
10 17 (2.22%) Cisco ASA
10 17 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
10 17 (2.22%) Wireless
11 15 (1.96%) Junos
11 15 (1.96%) Wireshark
12 14 (1.83%) tcpdump
12 14 (1.83%) VoIP
13 11 (1.44%) VLAN
14 10 (1.31%) NetScaler
15 9 (1.17%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (13.32%) SQL Server
2 26 (3.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 25 (3.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (2.74%) SQL Server 2012
5 19 (2.48%) Ingres
6 15 (1.96%) SQL Server 2014
7 13 (1.70%) MySQL
7 13 (1.70%) SQL Server 2005
8 11 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (1.17%) BusinessObjects
9 9 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (0.91%) Oracle Database
10 7 (0.91%) Relational Database
11 6 (0.78%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.52%) SQL Server 2000
12 4 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.39%) Hadoop
13 3 (0.39%) NoSQL
13 3 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (0.39%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 21 (2.74%) Visual Studio
2 18 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (1.70%) Git (software)
4 12 (1.57%) Jenkins
5 10 (1.31%) MSI
6 9 (1.17%) Octopus Deploy
7 8 (1.04%) Selenium
8 7 (0.91%) Cucumber
8 7 (0.91%) Visual Studio Team System
9 6 (0.78%) Subversion
10 4 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.52%) InstallShield
10 4 (0.52%) Jasmine
11 3 (0.39%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.39%) GoCD
11 3 (0.39%) Hudson
11 3 (0.39%) JIRA
12 2 (0.26%) Ant
12 2 (0.26%) Gradle
12 2 (0.26%) JUnit
General
1 74 (9.66%) Finance
2 19 (2.48%) Banking
3 18 (2.35%) Telecoms
4 15 (1.96%) Military
5 7 (0.91%) Back Office
6 6 (0.78%) Manufacturing
6 6 (0.78%) Marketing
6 6 (0.78%) Multimedia
7 5 (0.65%) Electronics
7 5 (0.65%) Games
8 3 (0.39%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.39%) Local Government
9 2 (0.26%) Law
10 1 (0.13%) Billing
10 1 (0.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 141 (18.41%) Support Engineer
2 116 (15.14%) Analyst
3 79 (10.31%) 2nd Line Support
4 69 (9.01%) Developer
5 53 (6.92%) Desktop Support
6 52 (6.79%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 50 (6.53%) Service Analyst
8 49 (6.40%) Service Desk Analyst
9 44 (5.74%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 44 (5.74%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 42 (5.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 41 (5.35%) Architect
12 40 (5.22%) Consultant
13 37 (4.83%) 3rd Line Support
13 37 (4.83%) IT Support
14 35 (4.57%) Windows Engineer
15 34 (4.44%) 1st/2nd Line Support
16 33 (4.31%) Desktop Engineer
16 33 (4.31%) Support Analyst
17 30 (3.92%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (9.92%) .NET
2 27 (3.52%) HTML
3 25 (3.26%) XML
4 24 (3.13%) Web Services
5 23 (3.00%) CSS
6 19 (2.48%) ASP.NET
7 18 (2.35%) JSON
8 15 (1.96%) .NET Framework
9 14 (1.83%) HTML5
9 14 (1.83%) jQuery
9 14 (1.83%) Middleware
9 14 (1.83%) SOAP
10 13 (1.70%) AngularJS
10 13 (1.70%) WCF
11 11 (1.44%) Ajax
12 10 (1.31%) XSLT
13 9 (1.17%) ASP.NET Web API
13 9 (1.17%) Sass
14 8 (1.04%) Spring
15 6 (0.78%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 34 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (4.05%) Data Centre
3 29 (3.79%) Clustering
4 23 (3.00%) Replication
5 22 (2.87%) Blackberry
6 20 (2.61%) Client/Server
6 20 (2.61%) Smartphone
7 17 (2.22%) Driving Licence
8 15 (1.96%) Fat Client
8 15 (1.96%) Thin Client
9 13 (1.70%) Management Information System
10 11 (1.44%) User Experience
11 9 (1.17%) Hybrid Cloud
12 8 (1.04%) EMC VNX
13 7 (0.91%) iPad
13 7 (0.91%) iPhone
14 6 (0.78%) Mobile App
14 6 (0.78%) Streaming Video
14 6 (0.78%) Video Editing
14 6 (0.78%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 268 (34.99%) Windows Server
2 239 (31.20%) Windows 7
3 130 (16.97%) Linux
4 124 (16.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 115 (15.01%) Windows Server 2008
6 86 (11.23%) Windows 10
7 63 (8.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 43 (5.61%) Unix
9 32 (4.18%) Windows 8
10 30 (3.92%) Windows XP
11 24 (3.13%) Android
12 19 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 18 (2.35%) Apple iOS
14 16 (2.09%) Solaris
15 14 (1.83%) Mac OS X
16 6 (0.78%) Windows Vista
17 3 (0.39%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.39%) Windows CE
17 3 (0.39%) Windows NT
17 3 (0.39%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (15.40%) ITIL
2 81 (10.57%) Migration
3 63 (8.22%) Agile Software Development
4 51 (6.66%) Scrum
5 41 (5.35%) DevOps
6 29 (3.79%) Service Delivery
6 29 (3.79%) Service Management
7 28 (3.66%) Software Engineering
8 21 (2.74%) Business Intelligence
8 21 (2.74%) PRINCE2
9 20 (2.61%) Data Migration
9 20 (2.61%) Problem Management
9 20 (2.61%) Root Cause Analysis
9 20 (2.61%) TDD
10 19 (2.48%) Time Management
11 18 (2.35%) Change Management
11 18 (2.35%) Open Source
12 17 (2.22%) Incident Management
12 17 (2.22%) SDLC
12 17 (2.22%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 112 (14.62%) SQL
2 83 (10.84%) PowerShell
3 51 (6.66%) C#
4 30 (3.92%) Python
5 28 (3.66%) Java
6 26 (3.39%) JavaScript
7 23 (3.00%) C++
8 21 (2.74%) VBScript
9 19 (2.48%) C
9 19 (2.48%) T-SQL
10 14 (1.83%) Perl
10 14 (1.83%) Shell Script
11 12 (1.57%) VB
12 6 (0.78%) ActionScript
12 6 (0.78%) PHP
12 6 (0.78%) VB.NET
13 5 (0.65%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.65%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.52%) AWK
14 4 (0.52%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 172 (22.45%) Security Cleared
2 112 (14.62%) SC Cleared
3 59 (7.70%) DV Cleared
4 26 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (2.22%) CCNA
5 17 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (2.22%) MCSE
6 16 (2.09%) ITIL Certification
7 11 (1.44%) DBS Check
8 10 (1.31%) CISSP
8 10 (1.31%) MCITP
9 9 (1.17%) A+ Certification
9 9 (1.17%) Degree
10 6 (0.78%) HNC
10 6 (0.78%) MCSA
10 6 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (0.65%) CCA
11 5 (0.65%) Citrix Certification
11 5 (0.65%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (5.87%) SLA
2 20 (2.61%) QA
3 7 (0.91%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.39%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.39%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 332 (43.34%) Active Directory
2 102 (13.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (5.35%) Hyper-V
4 27 (3.52%) Virtual Machines
5 26 (3.39%) XenApp
6 18 (2.35%) vSphere
7 15 (1.96%) Docker
8 14 (1.83%) Microsoft App-V
9 12 (1.57%) VMware ESX
10 11 (1.44%) XenDesktop
11 8 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (0.91%) Snort
13 6 (0.78%) Firmware
13 6 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
14 5 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
15 4 (0.52%) BitLocker
15 4 (0.52%) ISA Server
15 4 (0.52%) Terminal Services
15 4 (0.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 3 (0.39%) LXC
Systems Management
1 86 (11.23%) SCCM
2 20 (2.61%) Failover Clustering
3 16 (2.09%) WSUS
4 13 (1.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 12 (1.57%) NetBackup
6 10 (1.31%) Puppet
7 9 (1.17%) Microsoft Intune
7 9 (1.17%) SCOM
8 8 (1.04%) Nessus
9 7 (0.91%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 6 (0.78%) QRadar
10 6 (0.78%) vRealize
11 5 (0.65%) Ansible
11 5 (0.65%) Backup Exec
11 5 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
11 5 (0.65%) RSA enVision
12 4 (0.52%) Endace
12 4 (0.52%) SCDPM
12 4 (0.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 4 (0.52%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 251 (32.77%) Microsoft
2 187 (24.41%) VMware
3 92 (12.01%) Cisco
4 85 (11.10%) Citrix
5 49 (6.40%) HP
6 38 (4.96%) Oracle
7 30 (3.92%) Apple
8 26 (3.39%) CheckPoint
9 19 (2.48%) Dell
9 19 (2.48%) Juniper
9 19 (2.48%) Red Hat
10 16 (2.09%) Intel Security
10 16 (2.09%) SAP
11 15 (1.96%) Splunk
11 15 (1.96%) Symantec
12 12 (1.57%) IBM
13 11 (1.44%) Lotus
14 10 (1.31%) EMC
14 10 (1.31%) Veeam
15 9 (1.17%) Veritas
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