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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 9 4
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 448 428 348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.61% 14.49% 17.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.09% 69.71% 69.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 225 168
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £130 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £318
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -5.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 74 70
Average hourly rate £16.66 £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.08% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.00 £9.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £24.25 £33.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.45
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -2.91%
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
658 614 499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.45% 20.79% 24.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 347 265
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £144 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 85 78
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £14.02
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +6.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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
Wiltshire +3 105 £350 +40.00% 42
Bristol +3 89 £275 -18.87% 49
Gloucestershire -5 65 £390 -13.33% 26
Somerset +4 63 £293 -10.00% 26
Devon +5 50 £224 -10.50% 11
Dorset -1 44 £203 -49.43% 16
Cornwall 0 18 £110 -66.15% 1
Avon - 1 - -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 328 (40.64%) Active Directory
2 282 (34.94%) Microsoft
3 241 (29.86%) Windows 7
4 225 (27.88%) VMware
5 160 (19.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 142 (17.60%) Windows Server 2003
7 136 (16.85%) SQL
8 133 (16.48%) Citrix
9 129 (15.99%) VMware Infrastructure
10 126 (15.61%) Windows XP
11 124 (15.37%) Linux
12 123 (15.24%) MS Office
12 123 (15.24%) Security Cleared
13 120 (14.87%) Windows Server 2012
14 110 (13.63%) SQL Server
15 106 (13.14%) MS Excel
16 100 (12.39%) MS Exchange
17 89 (11.03%) Firewall
18 87 (10.78%) Migration
19 86 (10.66%) Cisco
20 83 (10.29%) ITIL
21 79 (9.79%) SC Cleared
22 75 (9.29%) Windows 8
23 71 (8.80%) SCCM
24 65 (8.05%) DNS
25 60 (7.43%) UNIX
26 58 (7.19%) Oracle
27 57 (7.06%) .NET
28 52 (6.44%) C#
28 52 (6.44%) Data Centre

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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
1 100 (12.39%) MS Exchange
2 49 (6.07%) SharePoint
3 44 (5.45%) IIS
4 38 (4.71%) Lync
4 38 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 24 (2.97%) Apache
5 24 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2007
6 20 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2013
7 14 (1.73%) nginx
7 14 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2003
8 13 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
9 11 (1.36%) Confluence
9 11 (1.36%) WebSphere
9 11 (1.36%) MediaWiki
10 10 (1.24%) JBoss
10 10 (1.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 9 (1.12%) WebLogic
12 7 (0.87%) IBM Notes
12 7 (0.87%) CMS
13 5 (0.62%) Tomcat
Applications
1 123 (15.24%) MS Office
2 106 (13.14%) MS Excel
3 5 (0.62%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.25%) MS Project
5 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.12%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.12%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 43 (5.33%) Office 365
2 13 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.12%) SaaS
4 1 (0.12%) PaaS
4 1 (0.12%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 89 (11.03%) Firewall
2 65 (8.05%) DNS
3 44 (5.45%) WAN
4 42 (5.20%) LAN
4 42 (5.20%) TCP/IP
5 37 (4.58%) SAN
6 36 (4.46%) DHCP
7 35 (4.34%) VPN
8 18 (2.23%) LDAP
9 16 (1.98%) VoIP
9 16 (1.98%) Network Security
10 13 (1.61%) Internet
10 13 (1.61%) NAS
11 12 (1.49%) IPsec
12 9 (1.12%) VLAN
13 8 (0.99%) OSPF
13 8 (0.99%) BGP
13 8 (0.99%) Ethernet
14 7 (0.87%) EIGRP
14 7 (0.87%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (13.63%) SQL Server
2 33 (4.09%) MySQL
3 28 (3.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
5 15 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (1.73%) SQL Server 2005
7 13 (1.61%) Oracle Database
8 12 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (0.99%) Relational Database
11 7 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (0.62%) MS Access
12 5 (0.62%) DB2
12 5 (0.62%) OLAP
12 5 (0.62%) Oracle OLAP
12 5 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (0.62%) OLAP Cube
12 5 (0.62%) MongoDB
13 4 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 28 (3.47%) Visual Studio
1 28 (3.47%) Subversion
2 21 (2.60%) Git (software)
3 19 (2.35%) Jenkins
4 18 (2.23%) Hudson
5 11 (1.36%) JIRA
5 11 (1.36%) MSI
6 10 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (0.62%) Eclipse
8 4 (0.50%) InstallShield
8 4 (0.50%) Selenium
8 4 (0.50%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 3 (0.37%) LoadRunner
9 3 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.25%) ClearCase
10 2 (0.25%) Toad
10 2 (0.25%) QuickTest Pro
10 2 (0.25%) Maven
10 2 (0.25%) Grunt
General
1 50 (6.20%) Finance
2 31 (3.84%) Telecoms
3 16 (1.98%) Manufacturing
4 14 (1.73%) Electronics
5 12 (1.49%) Banking
6 11 (1.36%) Retail
7 7 (0.87%) Marketing
8 5 (0.62%) Multimedia
9 4 (0.50%) Law
9 4 (0.50%) Back Office
10 3 (0.37%) Legal
10 3 (0.37%) Local Government
11 2 (0.25%) Billing
11 2 (0.25%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.12%) Publishing
12 1 (0.12%) Games
12 1 (0.12%) Military
Job Titles
1 98 (12.14%) Support Engineer
2 95 (11.77%) Analyst
3 84 (10.41%) Developer
4 78 (9.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 70 (8.67%) Desktop Support
6 60 (7.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 45 (5.58%) Consultant
8 43 (5.33%) Administrator
9 40 (4.96%) Desktop Engineer
10 37 (4.58%) 3rd Line Support
11 34 (4.21%) Service Analyst
11 34 (4.21%) Service Desk Analyst
12 33 (4.09%) Support Analyst
13 27 (3.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 25 (3.10%) Systems Administrator
14 25 (3.10%) Architect
15 22 (2.73%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 20 (2.48%) IT Support
16 20 (2.48%) .NET Developer
16 20 (2.48%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (7.06%) .NET
2 31 (3.84%) HTML
3 29 (3.59%) CSS
4 25 (3.10%) Web Services
5 19 (2.35%) ASP.NET
6 16 (1.98%) Application Packaging
7 15 (1.86%) SOAP
7 15 (1.86%) XML
8 13 (1.61%) WCF
8 13 (1.61%) jQuery
8 13 (1.61%) HTML5
9 12 (1.49%) REST
9 12 (1.49%) AngularJS
10 11 (1.36%) Middleware
10 11 (1.36%) WinForms
11 10 (1.24%) .NET Framework
11 10 (1.24%) CSS3
12 9 (1.12%) Sass
13 8 (0.99%) Ember.js
13 8 (0.99%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 52 (6.44%) Data Centre
2 29 (3.59%) Clustering
3 25 (3.10%) Blackberry
4 22 (2.73%) Management Information System
5 19 (2.35%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (1.61%) Thin Client
6 13 (1.61%) Fat Client
7 12 (1.49%) PKI
8 11 (1.36%) Wiki
8 11 (1.36%) Mobile App
9 10 (1.24%) Statistics
10 8 (0.99%) Mainframe
11 7 (0.87%) Smartcard
11 7 (0.87%) Device Driver
11 7 (0.87%) FMCG
11 7 (0.87%) User Experience
12 6 (0.74%) Visualisation
12 6 (0.74%) Mobile Banking
12 6 (0.74%) DTV
12 6 (0.74%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 241 (29.86%) Windows 7
2 160 (19.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 142 (17.60%) Windows Server 2003
4 126 (15.61%) Windows XP
5 124 (15.37%) Linux
6 120 (14.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 75 (9.29%) Windows 8
8 60 (7.43%) UNIX
9 26 (3.22%) Apple iOS
10 23 (2.85%) Android
11 22 (2.73%) Solaris
12 18 (2.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 16 (1.98%) CentOS
14 15 (1.86%) Ubuntu
15 14 (1.73%) Debian
16 13 (1.61%) Windows CE
16 13 (1.61%) AIX
17 11 (1.36%) Windows Phone
18 9 (1.12%) Windows Mobile
19 7 (0.87%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (10.78%) Migration
2 83 (10.29%) ITIL
3 35 (4.34%) Disaster Recovery
4 32 (3.97%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (3.35%) Software Engineering
6 26 (3.22%) Configuration Management
7 25 (3.10%) DevOps
8 24 (2.97%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (2.35%) Programme Management
10 18 (2.23%) Asset Management
10 18 (2.23%) Load Balancing
10 18 (2.23%) Project Management
10 18 (2.23%) UML
11 16 (1.98%) Service Management
12 14 (1.73%) Service Delivery
12 14 (1.73%) Performance Tuning
13 13 (1.61%) IT Asset Management
13 13 (1.61%) Incident Management
13 13 (1.61%) Information Security
14 12 (1.49%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 136 (16.85%) SQL
2 52 (6.44%) C#
3 35 (4.34%) Java
4 29 (3.59%) Perl
5 27 (3.35%) JavaScript
5 27 (3.35%) PowerShell
6 26 (3.22%) C++
7 25 (3.10%) C
8 19 (2.35%) Python
9 18 (2.23%) Ruby
10 17 (2.11%) Bash Shell
10 17 (2.11%) VBScript
11 16 (1.98%) VB
11 16 (1.98%) PHP
12 12 (1.49%) T-SQL
13 7 (0.87%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.62%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.62%) Objective-C
15 4 (0.50%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.37%) XAML
Qualifications
1 123 (15.24%) Security Cleared
2 79 (9.79%) SC Cleared
3 46 (5.70%) DV Cleared
4 34 (4.21%) Cisco Certification
5 32 (3.97%) CCNA
6 25 (3.10%) Microsoft Certification
7 22 (2.73%) Degree
8 16 (1.98%) MCSE
9 14 (1.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 12 (1.49%) MCP
11 11 (1.36%) RHCE
12 9 (1.12%) MCITP
13 8 (0.99%) CISSP
14 7 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (0.74%) ISEB
16 5 (0.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 5 (0.62%) CCNP
16 5 (0.62%) MCSA
17 4 (0.50%) MCDBA
17 4 (0.50%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.97%) SLA
2 7 (0.87%) QA
3 3 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.37%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.12%) JSP 440
System Software
1 328 (40.64%) Active Directory
2 129 (15.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (5.58%) Hyper-V
4 29 (3.59%) XenApp
5 25 (3.10%) Samba
6 20 (2.48%) vSphere
7 18 (2.23%) XenDesktop
7 18 (2.23%) VMware ESX
8 17 (2.11%) Microsoft App-V
8 17 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
9 14 (1.73%) Postfix
10 12 (1.49%) XenServer
11 11 (1.36%) iptables
12 10 (1.24%) VMware Workstation
12 10 (1.24%) VMware Server
13 9 (1.12%) ISA Server
14 8 (0.99%) Terminal Services
15 6 (0.74%) Firmware
16 5 (0.62%) Forefront TMG
17 4 (0.50%) KVM
Systems Management
1 71 (8.80%) SCCM
2 20 (2.48%) Puppet
3 17 (2.11%) SCOM
4 14 (1.73%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (1.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 12 (1.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 11 (1.36%) ZABBIX
6 11 (1.36%) Salt
7 9 (1.12%) WSUS
8 7 (0.87%) Tivoli
8 7 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
8 7 (0.87%) NetBackup
8 7 (0.87%) Ansible
9 5 (0.62%) ZENworks
9 5 (0.62%) Backup Exec
10 4 (0.50%) SCVMM
10 4 (0.50%) AirWatch
11 3 (0.37%) ARCserve
11 3 (0.37%) Nessus
12 2 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 282 (34.94%) Microsoft
2 225 (27.88%) VMware
3 133 (16.48%) Citrix
4 86 (10.66%) Cisco
5 58 (7.19%) Oracle
6 34 (4.21%) McAfee
7 32 (3.97%) Symantec
8 29 (3.59%) HP
9 25 (3.10%) Red Hat
10 15 (1.86%) Dell
11 14 (1.73%) Sun
12 12 (1.49%) Novell
12 12 (1.49%) Juniper
13 11 (1.36%) NetApp
14 10 (1.24%) Lotus
14 10 (1.24%) CheckPoint
15 9 (1.12%) CommVault
15 9 (1.12%) IBM
16 8 (0.99%) SAP
16 8 (0.99%) Wyse
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