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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 6 7
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 402 334 304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.60% 13.62% 12.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.63% 66.40% 51.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 149 118
Average daily rate
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£325 £230 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.08% -30.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £125 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 57 64
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.25 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -17.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.40 £11.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £21.35 £39.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.37%
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
663 503 595
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 20.78% 20.51% 23.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 243 313
Average daily rate £350 £275 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £125 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 74 80
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.30 £11.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.90 £31.90 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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
Bristol +6 82 £375 +19.04% 62
Gloucestershire -5 76 £340 +17.24% 24
Wiltshire -3 69 £375 +41.50% 31
Somerset +13 55 £250 +7.52% 15
Devon -1 49 £182 +3.71% 6
Dorset -2 41 £235 +88.00% 36
Cornwall 0 10 £150 -34.78% 7
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 317 (37.16%) Microsoft
2 293 (34.35%) Windows 7
3 261 (30.60%) Active Directory
4 222 (26.03%) VMware
5 197 (23.09%) Security Cleared
6 155 (18.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 142 (16.65%) VMware Infrastructure
8 141 (16.53%) Windows XP
9 135 (15.83%) Citrix
10 128 (15.01%) MS Excel
11 127 (14.89%) MS Office
12 126 (14.77%) ITIL
13 125 (14.65%) SQL
14 119 (13.95%) MS Exchange
15 115 (13.48%) Windows Server 2003
15 115 (13.48%) SC Cleared
16 111 (13.01%) Firewall
17 108 (12.66%) Linux
18 98 (11.49%) Cisco
19 96 (11.25%) SCCM
20 88 (10.32%) Migration
21 82 (9.61%) Finance
22 78 (9.14%) UNIX
22 78 (9.14%) DV Cleared
23 76 (8.91%) LAN
23 76 (8.91%) SharePoint
24 75 (8.79%) DNS
24 75 (8.79%) SQL Server
25 74 (8.68%) WAN
25 74 (8.68%) Windows Server 2012

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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
1 119 (13.95%) MS Exchange
2 76 (8.91%) SharePoint
3 40 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 29 (3.40%) IIS
4 29 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2007
5 24 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2003
6 20 (2.34%) Lync
7 19 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2013
7 19 (2.23%) Apache
8 17 (1.99%) SharePoint 2010
9 14 (1.64%) SAS
10 11 (1.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 8 (0.94%) IBM Notes
11 8 (0.94%) OpenStack
12 7 (0.82%) MediaWiki
12 7 (0.82%) WebSphere
12 7 (0.82%) nginx
12 7 (0.82%) Confluence
12 7 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
12 7 (0.82%) CMS
Applications
1 128 (15.01%) MS Excel
2 127 (14.89%) MS Office
3 8 (0.94%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.70%) MS Project
5 3 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.23%) Summit
2 2 (0.23%) assyst
2 2 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.23%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.12%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.12%) Changepoint
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 25 (2.93%) Office 365
2 10 (1.17%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.47%) GitHub
5 1 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 111 (13.01%) Firewall
2 76 (8.91%) LAN
3 75 (8.79%) DNS
4 74 (8.68%) WAN
5 59 (6.92%) DHCP
6 45 (5.28%) TCP/IP
7 42 (4.92%) VPN
8 36 (4.22%) SAN
9 28 (3.28%) VoIP
10 25 (2.93%) Internet
11 19 (2.23%) Cisco PIX
12 15 (1.76%) Wireless
13 13 (1.52%) LDAP
14 12 (1.41%) Network Security
15 11 (1.29%) IPsec
16 9 (1.06%) VLAN
17 8 (0.94%) Ethernet
18 7 (0.82%) MPLS
18 7 (0.82%) BGP
18 7 (0.82%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (8.79%) SQL Server
2 24 (2.81%) DB2
2 24 (2.81%) MySQL
3 18 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
5 13 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (1.06%) Oracle Database
7 9 (1.06%) Relational Database
7 9 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (0.82%) MS Access
9 5 (0.59%) OLAP Cube
9 5 (0.59%) Oracle OLAP
9 5 (0.59%) OLAP
10 4 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.35%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.35%) NoSQL
12 2 (0.23%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 35 (4.10%) MSI
2 19 (2.23%) Git (software)
3 16 (1.88%) Visual Studio
3 16 (1.88%) Jenkins
3 16 (1.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (1.64%) Subversion
5 9 (1.06%) Hudson
6 8 (0.94%) JIRA
6 8 (0.94%) Selenium
7 7 (0.82%) Eclipse
8 5 (0.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 4 (0.47%) ClearCase
9 4 (0.47%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 3 (0.35%) Metasploit
10 3 (0.35%) WebDriver
10 3 (0.35%) QuickTest Pro
10 3 (0.35%) LoadRunner
10 3 (0.35%) Maven
11 2 (0.23%) Xcode
11 2 (0.23%) InstallShield
General
1 82 (9.61%) Finance
2 33 (3.87%) Telecoms
3 18 (2.11%) Banking
4 17 (1.99%) Military
5 15 (1.76%) Retail
6 10 (1.17%) Back Office
7 9 (1.06%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.94%) Electronics
9 6 (0.70%) Law
9 6 (0.70%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.70%) Retail Banking
10 5 (0.59%) Legal
10 5 (0.59%) Publishing
11 4 (0.47%) Marketing
12 3 (0.35%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.23%) Billing
14 1 (0.12%) Front Office
14 1 (0.12%) Games
Job Titles
1 128 (15.01%) Analyst
2 99 (11.61%) Support Engineer
3 72 (8.44%) Developer
4 68 (7.97%) Consultant
5 62 (7.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 57 (6.68%) 2nd Line Support
7 48 (5.63%) Architect
8 47 (5.51%) Support Analyst
9 43 (5.04%) Service Analyst
9 43 (5.04%) Service Desk Analyst
10 42 (4.92%) Desktop Support
11 40 (4.69%) 3rd Line Support
12 34 (3.99%) Administrator
13 31 (3.63%) 1st Line Support
14 26 (3.05%) Server Engineer
15 25 (2.93%) Desktop Engineer
16 23 (2.70%) Network Engineer
17 22 (2.58%) Deployment Engineer
17 22 (2.58%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 21 (2.46%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (4.81%) .NET
2 26 (3.05%) Application Packaging
3 24 (2.81%) Web Services
4 19 (2.23%) HTML
5 15 (1.76%) CSS
5 15 (1.76%) XML
6 13 (1.52%) RESTful
6 13 (1.52%) HTML5
6 13 (1.52%) SOAP
7 11 (1.29%) REST
8 10 (1.17%) Middleware
8 10 (1.17%) CSS3
8 10 (1.17%) Apache Cordova
9 9 (1.06%) WCF
10 8 (0.94%) jQuery
11 7 (0.82%) Ember.js
11 7 (0.82%) AngularJS
11 7 (0.82%) Backbone.js
11 7 (0.82%) .NET Framework
12 6 (0.70%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 39 (4.57%) Blackberry
2 30 (3.52%) Fat Client
2 30 (3.52%) Thin Client
3 28 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (2.70%) Clustering
4 23 (2.70%) Management Information System
5 18 (2.11%) Open Source
6 11 (1.29%) iPhone
7 9 (1.06%) iPad
7 9 (1.06%) Client/Server
8 8 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (0.94%) PDA
8 8 (0.94%) Wiki
9 7 (0.82%) Replication
10 6 (0.70%) N-Tier
10 6 (0.70%) NHS
10 6 (0.70%) Visualisation
11 5 (0.59%) Mobile App
11 5 (0.59%) User Experience
11 5 (0.59%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 293 (34.35%) Windows 7
2 155 (18.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 141 (16.53%) Windows XP
4 115 (13.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 108 (12.66%) Linux
6 78 (9.14%) UNIX
7 74 (8.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 42 (4.92%) Windows 8
9 30 (3.52%) Apple iOS
10 28 (3.28%) Android
11 27 (3.17%) Solaris
12 21 (2.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 17 (1.99%) Windows Vista
14 13 (1.52%) Windows 2000 Server
14 13 (1.52%) zOS
15 12 (1.41%) CentOS
15 12 (1.41%) Windows Phone
16 8 (0.94%) Windows NT
16 8 (0.94%) Ubuntu
17 7 (0.82%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (14.77%) ITIL
2 88 (10.32%) Migration
3 38 (4.45%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (3.99%) Software Engineering
5 27 (3.17%) Service Management
6 26 (3.05%) Service Delivery
7 25 (2.93%) Disaster Recovery
8 24 (2.81%) Data Migration
9 21 (2.46%) Incident Management
9 21 (2.46%) Project Management
9 21 (2.46%) TOGAF
10 18 (2.11%) Scrum
11 17 (1.99%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (1.99%) Stakeholder Management
12 16 (1.88%) Configuration Management
13 15 (1.76%) Business Intelligence
14 14 (1.64%) PRINCE2
14 14 (1.64%) Change Control
15 12 (1.41%) Change Management
15 12 (1.41%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 125 (14.65%) SQL
2 52 (6.10%) C#
3 43 (5.04%) Java
4 27 (3.17%) C
5 25 (2.93%) PowerShell
5 25 (2.93%) C++
6 21 (2.46%) JavaScript
7 18 (2.11%) Python
8 17 (1.99%) Bash Shell
8 17 (1.99%) Perl
9 15 (1.76%) Ruby
10 14 (1.64%) VB
11 11 (1.29%) PHP
12 10 (1.17%) Delphi
12 10 (1.17%) VBScript
13 7 (0.82%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.59%) VBA
14 5 (0.59%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.47%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.47%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 197 (23.09%) Security Cleared
2 115 (13.48%) SC Cleared
3 78 (9.14%) DV Cleared
4 53 (6.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 37 (4.34%) Cisco Certification
6 30 (3.52%) MCSE
7 27 (3.17%) CCNA
8 19 (2.23%) ITIL Certification
9 15 (1.76%) MCP
9 15 (1.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 14 (1.64%) Degree
11 13 (1.52%) ISEB
12 12 (1.41%) MCTS
13 10 (1.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 9 (1.06%) MCITP
14 9 (1.06%) CCNP
15 8 (0.94%) Citrix Certification
16 7 (0.82%) A+ Certification
17 6 (0.70%) HND
17 6 (0.70%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (6.57%) SLA
2 18 (2.11%) QA
3 11 (1.29%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.82%) JSP 440
5 4 (0.47%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.23%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.12%) COBIT
System Software
1 261 (30.60%) Active Directory
2 142 (16.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (5.98%) Hyper-V
4 43 (5.04%) XenApp
5 39 (4.57%) Microsoft App-V
6 31 (3.63%) XenDesktop
7 30 (3.52%) vSphere
8 13 (1.52%) VMware Server
8 13 (1.52%) XenServer
8 13 (1.52%) VMware ESX
9 12 (1.41%) Terminal Services
10 9 (1.06%) Samba
11 8 (0.94%) Postfix
12 7 (0.82%) MetaFrame
13 6 (0.70%) ISA Server
14 5 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 5 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
15 4 (0.47%) Firmware
15 4 (0.47%) Novell eDirectory
16 3 (0.35%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 96 (11.25%) SCCM
2 17 (1.99%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 14 (1.64%) NetBackup
3 14 (1.64%) SCOM
4 13 (1.52%) WSUS
4 13 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
4 13 (1.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 12 (1.41%) Puppet
6 11 (1.29%) HP SIM
7 10 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (0.82%) ZABBIX
9 6 (0.70%) Backup Exec
9 6 (0.70%) Salt
10 4 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (0.47%) SCVMM
10 4 (0.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 3 (0.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 3 (0.35%) Nagios
12 2 (0.23%) Nessus
Vendors
1 317 (37.16%) Microsoft
2 222 (26.03%) VMware
3 135 (15.83%) Citrix
4 98 (11.49%) Cisco
5 53 (6.21%) Oracle
6 46 (5.39%) HP
7 34 (3.99%) Symantec
8 22 (2.58%) McAfee
8 22 (2.58%) CheckPoint
9 20 (2.34%) SAP
10 19 (2.23%) Remedy
10 19 (2.23%) Red Hat
10 19 (2.23%) IBM
11 17 (1.99%) NetApp
12 15 (1.76%) Sun
12 15 (1.76%) Dell
13 13 (1.52%) Avaya
13 13 (1.52%) Juniper
14 10 (1.17%) Sophos
14 10 (1.17%) SonicWALL
Dorset
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bath
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
EarthStream Global
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £15 - £17 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Tiverton, Exeter, Devon
Mid Devon District Council
Rate: £29,558 - £31,846
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 - £175 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Somerset
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Dorset
Austin Fraser
Rate: £35 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £10.00 - £12.00 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £90 - £120 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £28 - £36 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Cornwall
Computer Futures
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
Cornwall
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon
Nationwide Building Society
Posted: 4 days ago