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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
England / South West
Rank 11 8 9
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 310 397 366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.61% 13.22% 11.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.25% 59.97% 60.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 223 186
Median daily rate £325 £320 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £120 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 52 61
Median hourly rate £16.25 £15.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% -7.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £11.55 £10.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.70 £38.30 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% +6.89%

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
461 662 606
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 17.27% 22.05% 18.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 399 326
Median daily rate £345 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £140 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £353 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.54% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 77 73
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.05 £44.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-10.29% +6.25%

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 February 2017.

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 February 2017.

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 February 2017. 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 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 +1 103 £320 +9.40% 29
Wiltshire -3 81 £375 +7.14% 13
Gloucestershire 0 54 £217 -27.66% 14
Somerset 0 24 £325 -18.23% 8
Devon -15 18 £175 -7.89% 7
Dorset -3 10 £338 +22.72% 14
Cornwall -5 1 £300 -7.69% 1
Avon - 1 - -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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.

1 313 (44.02%) Active Directory
2 230 (32.35%) Windows Server
3 224 (31.50%) Windows 7
4 210 (29.54%) Microsoft
5 156 (21.94%) VMware
6 155 (21.80%) Security Cleared
7 137 (19.27%) Linux
8 121 (17.02%) MS Office
9 115 (16.17%) ITIL
10 112 (15.75%) MS Excel
11 103 (14.49%) Windows Server 2008
12 101 (14.21%) SC Cleared
13 97 (13.64%) Office 365
14 94 (13.22%) Windows Server 2012
15 92 (12.94%) SQL
16 90 (12.66%) VMware Infrastructure
17 89 (12.52%) SQL Server
18 86 (12.10%) Finance
19 78 (10.97%) Agile Software Development
20 77 (10.83%) Windows 10
21 74 (10.41%) Cisco
21 74 (10.41%) MS Exchange
22 72 (10.13%) .NET
23 71 (9.99%) DNS
24 70 (9.85%) Citrix
25 65 (9.14%) Migration
26 62 (8.72%) C#
26 62 (8.72%) SCCM
27 55 (7.74%) Firewall
28 54 (7.59%) Oracle

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 74 (10.41%) MS Exchange
2 43 (6.05%) IIS
3 30 (4.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 29 (4.08%) Skype for Business
5 25 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2013
6 23 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
7 20 (2.81%) CMS
7 20 (2.81%) SharePoint
8 17 (2.39%) Sitecore CMS
9 11 (1.55%) BizTalk Server
9 11 (1.55%) SharePoint 2013
10 10 (1.41%) Confluence
10 10 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
11 7 (0.98%) Tomcat
12 6 (0.84%) Apache
12 6 (0.84%) OpenROAD
12 6 (0.84%) WebLogic
13 5 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 5 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2003
14 4 (0.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 121 (17.02%) MS Office
2 112 (15.75%) MS Excel
3 8 (1.13%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.28%) Simulink
6 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.56%) Pegasus Opera
4 2 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.14%) Fredhopper
5 1 (0.14%) Magento
5 1 (0.14%) Primavera
5 1 (0.14%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.14%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 97 (13.64%) Office 365
2 43 (6.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.98%) IaaS
5 4 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.42%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (0.42%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.42%) Route 53
7 2 (0.28%) IBM PureFlex
7 2 (0.28%) PaaS
8 1 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 71 (9.99%) DNS
2 55 (7.74%) Firewall
3 46 (6.47%) Internet
4 44 (6.19%) TCP/IP
5 42 (5.91%) LAN
6 41 (5.77%) DHCP
7 35 (4.92%) WAN
8 29 (4.08%) SAN
9 27 (3.80%) VPN
10 25 (3.52%) Wireless
11 17 (2.39%) Remote Desktop
11 17 (2.39%) Skype
12 12 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
13 10 (1.41%) VLAN
14 9 (1.27%) VoIP
15 8 (1.13%) NAS
16 7 (0.98%) SSL
17 5 (0.70%) Cisco ASA
17 5 (0.70%) NetScaler
18 4 (0.56%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (12.52%) SQL Server
2 21 (2.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
3 18 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (1.83%) Ingres
6 12 (1.69%) Oracle Database
7 11 (1.55%) SQL Server 2014
8 10 (1.41%) MySQL
8 10 (1.41%) Relational Database
9 8 (1.13%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (0.98%) MongoDB
11 6 (0.84%) Crystal Reports
12 5 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (0.70%) MS Access
13 4 (0.56%) SQL Server 2000
13 4 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 3 (0.42%) Hadoop
14 3 (0.42%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 36 (5.06%) Visual Studio
2 33 (4.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (2.39%) Jenkins
4 15 (2.11%) JIRA
5 13 (1.83%) Cucumber
5 13 (1.83%) Selenium
6 12 (1.69%) Git (software)
7 11 (1.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (0.98%) Eclipse
9 4 (0.56%) NetBeans
9 4 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (0.56%) Rational DOORS
10 3 (0.42%) GoCD
10 3 (0.42%) Hudson
10 3 (0.42%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.42%) Vagrant
10 3 (0.42%) WiX
11 2 (0.28%) Gradle
11 2 (0.28%) Rational Rhapsody
11 2 (0.28%) SoapUI
General
1 86 (12.10%) Finance
2 15 (2.11%) Military
2 15 (2.11%) Telecoms
3 9 (1.27%) Marketing
4 8 (1.13%) Banking
5 6 (0.84%) Electronics
5 6 (0.84%) Manufacturing
6 5 (0.70%) Local Government
7 4 (0.56%) Games
8 3 (0.42%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.28%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.28%) Back Office
10 1 (0.14%) Advertising
10 1 (0.14%) Billing
10 1 (0.14%) Front Office
10 1 (0.14%) Law
10 1 (0.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 117 (16.46%) Analyst
2 116 (16.32%) Support Engineer
3 78 (10.97%) Developer
4 67 (9.42%) 2nd Line Support
5 51 (7.17%) Desktop Support
6 45 (6.33%) IT Support
7 44 (6.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 44 (6.19%) Service Analyst
7 44 (6.19%) Service Desk Analyst
8 40 (5.63%) Support Analyst
9 38 (5.34%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 35 (4.92%) Desktop Engineer
11 34 (4.78%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 34 (4.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 33 (4.64%) Windows Engineer
13 31 (4.36%) 1st Line Support
13 31 (4.36%) 1st/2nd Line Support
14 28 (3.94%) Architect
15 27 (3.80%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 24 (3.38%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (10.13%) .NET
2 31 (4.36%) CSS
3 30 (4.22%) HTML
4 29 (4.08%) ASP.NET
5 26 (3.66%) Web Services
6 25 (3.52%) jQuery
7 23 (3.23%) Ajax
8 21 (2.95%) XSLT
9 20 (2.81%) XML
10 19 (2.67%) Sass
11 17 (2.39%) Flash
12 16 (2.25%) SOAP
13 15 (2.11%) JSON
13 15 (2.11%) WCF
14 12 (1.69%) AngularJS
15 9 (1.27%) Spring
16 8 (1.13%) .NET Framework
16 8 (1.13%) Elastic Stack
17 7 (0.98%) WebCenter
18 6 (0.84%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 36 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (4.92%) Data Centre
3 23 (3.23%) Client/Server
4 21 (2.95%) Fat Client
4 21 (2.95%) Thin Client
4 21 (2.95%) User Experience
5 20 (2.81%) Clustering
6 18 (2.53%) W3C
7 17 (2.39%) Blackberry
7 17 (2.39%) Replication
8 14 (1.97%) Smartphone
9 11 (1.55%) Driving Licence
9 11 (1.55%) Management Information System
10 8 (1.13%) CMDB
10 8 (1.13%) iPhone
10 8 (1.13%) Mobile App
11 7 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (0.84%) VxBlock/Vblock
13 5 (0.70%) Device Driver
13 5 (0.70%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 230 (32.35%) Windows Server
2 224 (31.50%) Windows 7
3 137 (19.27%) Linux
4 103 (14.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 94 (13.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 77 (10.83%) Windows 10
7 40 (5.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 30 (4.22%) Android
9 29 (4.08%) Unix
10 28 (3.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 28 (3.94%) Windows 8
11 27 (3.80%) Apple iOS
12 23 (3.23%) Windows XP
13 15 (2.11%) Mac OS X
14 14 (1.97%) Solaris
15 8 (1.13%) Mac OS
16 7 (0.98%) Amazon Linux
17 6 (0.84%) Windows Vista
18 4 (0.56%) CentOS
18 4 (0.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (16.17%) ITIL
2 78 (10.97%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (9.14%) Migration
4 45 (6.33%) DevOps
5 39 (5.49%) Incident Management
6 38 (5.34%) Scrum
7 32 (4.50%) Software Engineering
8 30 (4.22%) Service Delivery
9 29 (4.08%) Continuous Integration
10 27 (3.80%) SDLC
10 27 (3.80%) Web Development
11 24 (3.38%) Change Management
12 23 (3.23%) Service Management
13 22 (3.09%) Data Migration
13 22 (3.09%) Performance Testing
14 21 (2.95%) Content Management
15 19 (2.67%) CRM
15 19 (2.67%) Network Management
15 19 (2.67%) Validation
16 18 (2.53%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 92 (12.94%) SQL
2 62 (8.72%) C#
3 50 (7.03%) PowerShell
4 43 (6.05%) Java
5 40 (5.63%) JavaScript
6 37 (5.20%) Python
7 28 (3.94%) C
8 24 (3.38%) C++
9 20 (2.81%) Perl
10 17 (2.39%) Bash Shell
10 17 (2.39%) T-SQL
11 14 (1.97%) ActionScript
12 12 (1.69%) Shell Script
13 10 (1.41%) PL/SQL
14 7 (0.98%) PHP
15 6 (0.84%) VB.NET
16 4 (0.56%) AWK
16 4 (0.56%) Ruby
17 3 (0.42%) Embedded C++
17 3 (0.42%) VB
Qualifications
1 155 (21.80%) Security Cleared
2 101 (14.21%) SC Cleared
3 53 (7.45%) DV Cleared
4 24 (3.38%) DBS Check
5 16 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
6 14 (1.97%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (1.83%) CCNA
8 9 (1.27%) MCITP
9 8 (1.13%) MCSE
10 7 (0.98%) A+ Certification
10 7 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (0.56%) CCNP
11 4 (0.56%) CISSP
11 4 (0.56%) Degree
11 4 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (0.56%) SANS
12 3 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.42%) NVQ Level 3
12 3 (0.42%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (5.34%) SLA
2 21 (2.95%) QA
3 4 (0.56%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.28%) Def Stans
5 2 (0.28%) GPG13
5 2 (0.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.28%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.28%) MISRA
5 2 (0.28%) MISRA C
5 2 (0.28%) RMADS
6 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.14%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.14%) PMO
System Software
1 313 (44.02%) Active Directory
2 90 (12.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (4.92%) Microsoft App-V
4 28 (3.94%) Hyper-V
5 26 (3.66%) XenApp
6 21 (2.95%) Docker
7 18 (2.53%) VMware ESX
8 16 (2.25%) XenDesktop
9 14 (1.97%) Virtual Machines
9 14 (1.97%) vSphere
10 11 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
11 9 (1.27%) Virtual Desktop
12 8 (1.13%) BitLocker
13 7 (0.98%) DFS Replication
14 5 (0.70%) Firmware
15 4 (0.56%) ISA Server
15 4 (0.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 4 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
16 3 (0.42%) LXC
16 3 (0.42%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 62 (8.72%) SCCM
2 13 (1.83%) Failover Clustering
3 10 (1.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 10 (1.41%) WSUS
4 9 (1.27%) vRealize
5 8 (1.13%) Puppet
5 8 (1.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 7 (0.98%) Ansible
6 7 (0.98%) Icinga
6 7 (0.98%) Kibana
6 7 (0.98%) logstash
6 7 (0.98%) Nagios
6 7 (0.98%) NetBackup
7 6 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (0.70%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (0.70%) Nessus
9 4 (0.56%) QRadar
9 4 (0.56%) Zenoss
10 3 (0.42%) Endace
10 3 (0.42%) Terraform
Vendors
1 210 (29.54%) Microsoft
2 156 (21.94%) VMware
3 74 (10.41%) Cisco
4 70 (9.85%) Citrix
5 54 (7.59%) Oracle
6 51 (7.17%) Apple
7 41 (5.77%) HP
8 38 (5.34%) Red Hat
9 21 (2.95%) Dell
10 20 (2.81%) AppSense
11 18 (2.53%) Sitecore
11 18 (2.53%) Symantec
12 16 (2.25%) SAP
13 15 (2.11%) Intel Security
14 14 (1.97%) Wyse
15 12 (1.69%) CheckPoint
16 10 (1.41%) IBM
17 9 (1.27%) Splunk
18 8 (1.13%) CA
18 8 (1.13%) Juniper
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