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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 480 412 364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.56% 17.49% 13.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.50% 76.44% 56.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 183 140
Average daily rate
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£325 £265 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.45% -16.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £125 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £406 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 79 69
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.44 £28.00 £39.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.69% -7.81%
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
768 539 649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 23.29% 22.89% 24.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 414 245 313
Average daily rate £365 £275 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.72% -18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £125 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 98 87
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.63 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -10.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £31.90 £42.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -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 18 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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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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 -3 103 £340 +13.33% 17
Bristol -3 102 £311 +31.05% 38
Wiltshire -2 90 £375 +33.92% 29
Somerset +1 73 £250 -6.54% 8
Devon -1 50 £190 +11.76% 8
Dorset -2 39 £223 +78.00% 23
Cornwall +1 3 £420 +82.60% 1
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 360 (38.01%) Microsoft
2 334 (35.27%) Windows 7
3 263 (27.77%) Active Directory
4 232 (24.50%) Security Cleared
5 219 (23.13%) VMware
6 206 (21.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 164 (17.32%) Windows XP
8 162 (17.11%) MS Excel
9 144 (15.21%) ITIL
10 139 (14.68%) Firewall
11 136 (14.36%) Citrix
12 134 (14.15%) Windows Server 2003
12 134 (14.15%) SC Cleared
13 127 (13.41%) VMware Infrastructure
14 126 (13.31%) MS Office
15 124 (13.09%) MS Exchange
16 122 (12.88%) Linux
17 118 (12.46%) SCCM
18 115 (12.14%) SQL
19 104 (10.98%) Cisco
20 97 (10.24%) DV Cleared
21 96 (10.14%) Finance
22 93 (9.82%) UNIX
23 90 (9.50%) DNS
23 90 (9.50%) Migration
24 85 (8.98%) SharePoint
24 85 (8.98%) Windows Server 2012
25 82 (8.66%) LAN
26 79 (8.34%) HP
27 77 (8.13%) WAN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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
1 124 (13.09%) MS Exchange
2 85 (8.98%) SharePoint
3 57 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2010
4 40 (4.22%) Exchange Server 2007
5 33 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2003
6 28 (2.96%) IIS
7 24 (2.53%) Lync
8 22 (2.32%) SharePoint 2010
9 19 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2013
10 17 (1.80%) SAS
11 16 (1.69%) Apache
12 9 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
13 7 (0.74%) OpenStack
13 7 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 6 (0.63%) CMS
14 6 (0.63%) WebSphere
15 5 (0.53%) MediaWiki
15 5 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
15 5 (0.53%) Confluence
15 5 (0.53%) nginx
Applications
1 162 (17.11%) MS Excel
2 126 (13.31%) MS Office
3 11 (1.16%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.95%) MS Project
5 5 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.53%) assyst
2 3 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.32%) Summit
3 2 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.21%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.11%) Changepoint
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 18 (1.90%) Office 365
2 16 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.42%) GitHub
5 1 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 139 (14.68%) Firewall
2 90 (9.50%) DNS
3 82 (8.66%) LAN
4 77 (8.13%) WAN
5 70 (7.39%) DHCP
6 63 (6.65%) TCP/IP
7 47 (4.96%) SAN
8 45 (4.75%) VPN
9 37 (3.91%) Internet
10 26 (2.75%) VoIP
11 24 (2.53%) Cisco PIX
12 16 (1.69%) Wireless
13 14 (1.48%) LDAP
14 10 (1.06%) Network Security
15 8 (0.84%) SNMP
15 8 (0.84%) VLAN
15 8 (0.84%) Wireshark
16 7 (0.74%) IP Telephony
16 7 (0.74%) IPsec
16 7 (0.74%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (7.81%) SQL Server
2 23 (2.43%) DB2
3 18 (1.90%) MySQL
4 15 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
6 11 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (1.06%) Relational Database
8 9 (0.95%) Oracle Database
9 8 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (0.74%) MS Access
11 6 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.42%) Oracle Database 10g
13 4 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
14 3 (0.32%) MongoDB
14 3 (0.32%) NoSQL
14 3 (0.32%) Oracle Database 12c
14 3 (0.32%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 44 (4.65%) MSI
2 15 (1.58%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (1.48%) Git (software)
4 12 (1.27%) Jenkins
5 11 (1.16%) Visual Studio
6 8 (0.84%) Eclipse
6 8 (0.84%) Subversion
7 7 (0.74%) JIRA
8 6 (0.63%) Selenium
9 5 (0.53%) Hudson
10 4 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 4 (0.42%) Maven
11 3 (0.32%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 3 (0.32%) Metasploit
11 3 (0.32%) WebDriver
11 3 (0.32%) QuickTest Pro
11 3 (0.32%) InstallShield
11 3 (0.32%) ClearCase
12 2 (0.21%) LoadRunner
12 2 (0.21%) Xcode
General
1 96 (10.14%) Finance
2 59 (6.23%) Telecoms
3 27 (2.85%) Military
4 22 (2.32%) Banking
5 16 (1.69%) Retail
6 11 (1.16%) Back Office
7 8 (0.84%) Electronics
8 7 (0.74%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.63%) Legal
9 6 (0.63%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.63%) Retail Banking
10 5 (0.53%) Marketing
10 5 (0.53%) Publishing
10 5 (0.53%) Law
10 5 (0.53%) Front Office
11 2 (0.21%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 135 (14.26%) Analyst
2 105 (11.09%) Support Engineer
3 80 (8.45%) Consultant
4 70 (7.39%) Developer
4 70 (7.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 61 (6.44%) 2nd Line Support
6 57 (6.02%) Support Analyst
7 49 (5.17%) Administrator
8 45 (4.75%) Architect
9 43 (4.54%) Desktop Support
10 39 (4.12%) Service Analyst
10 39 (4.12%) Service Desk Analyst
11 36 (3.80%) 3rd Line Support
11 36 (3.80%) 1st Line Support
12 31 (3.27%) Systems Administrator
13 28 (2.96%) Rollout Engineer
14 27 (2.85%) Server Engineer
14 27 (2.85%) Systems Engineer
15 26 (2.75%) Desktop Engineer
16 25 (2.64%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (3.80%) .NET
1 36 (3.80%) Application Packaging
2 29 (3.06%) Web Services
3 16 (1.69%) XML
4 15 (1.58%) HTML
5 13 (1.37%) JSP
6 12 (1.27%) RESTful
7 11 (1.16%) CSS
8 10 (1.06%) SOAP
8 10 (1.06%) WinForms
8 10 (1.06%) WCF
8 10 (1.06%) Apache Cordova
9 9 (0.95%) Middleware
10 8 (0.84%) REST
11 6 (0.63%) WPF
11 6 (0.63%) HTML5
11 6 (0.63%) Sencha Touch
12 5 (0.53%) CSS3
12 5 (0.53%) BSON
12 5 (0.53%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 43 (4.54%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (3.80%) Thin Client
2 36 (3.80%) Fat Client
3 29 (3.06%) Blackberry
4 23 (2.43%) Management Information System
5 22 (2.32%) Clustering
6 20 (2.11%) Open Source
7 16 (1.69%) iPad
8 13 (1.37%) iPhone
8 13 (1.37%) Client/Server
9 9 (0.95%) PDA
9 9 (0.95%) NHS
10 7 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
10 7 (0.74%) Wiki
10 7 (0.74%) Statistics
10 7 (0.74%) Replication
11 6 (0.63%) Mainframe
11 6 (0.63%) PKI
12 5 (0.53%) Enterprise Storage
12 5 (0.53%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 334 (35.27%) Windows 7
2 206 (21.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 164 (17.32%) Windows XP
4 134 (14.15%) Windows Server 2003
5 122 (12.88%) Linux
6 93 (9.82%) UNIX
7 85 (8.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 33 (3.48%) Solaris
8 33 (3.48%) Windows 8
9 28 (2.96%) Android
10 25 (2.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 24 (2.53%) Apple iOS
12 18 (1.90%) Windows Vista
13 13 (1.37%) zOS
14 12 (1.27%) Windows 2000 Server
14 12 (1.27%) CentOS
15 8 (0.84%) Windows 2000
16 7 (0.74%) Windows Phone
17 6 (0.63%) Windows NT
17 6 (0.63%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (15.21%) ITIL
2 90 (9.50%) Migration
3 32 (3.38%) Service Management
3 32 (3.38%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (3.27%) Service Delivery
5 28 (2.96%) Project Management
5 28 (2.96%) Software Engineering
6 24 (2.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 24 (2.53%) TOGAF
7 21 (2.22%) Data Migration
7 21 (2.22%) Incident Management
8 20 (2.11%) Scrum
9 19 (2.01%) Disaster Recovery
10 18 (1.90%) PRINCE2
11 17 (1.80%) Configuration Management
11 17 (1.80%) Stakeholder Management
11 17 (1.80%) Change Management
12 16 (1.69%) Capacity Management
13 15 (1.58%) Performance Tuning
13 15 (1.58%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 115 (12.14%) SQL
2 45 (4.75%) C#
3 42 (4.44%) Java
4 31 (3.27%) PowerShell
5 25 (2.64%) C++
6 23 (2.43%) C
7 17 (1.80%) JavaScript
7 17 (1.80%) VB
8 15 (1.58%) VBScript
8 15 (1.58%) Python
9 14 (1.48%) Perl
9 14 (1.48%) Ruby
10 13 (1.37%) Bash Shell
11 10 (1.06%) Delphi
11 10 (1.06%) T-SQL
11 10 (1.06%) Shell Script
12 7 (0.74%) PHP
13 5 (0.53%) VBA
14 4 (0.42%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.32%) Korn
Qualifications
1 232 (24.50%) Security Cleared
2 134 (14.15%) SC Cleared
3 97 (10.24%) DV Cleared
4 62 (6.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 35 (3.70%) MCSE
6 32 (3.38%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
8 19 (2.01%) CCNA
9 18 (1.90%) Degree
10 17 (1.80%) MCP
11 14 (1.48%) MCITP
12 12 (1.27%) CCNP
13 11 (1.16%) MCTS
13 11 (1.16%) ISEB
14 10 (1.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 8 (0.84%) CISSP
15 8 (0.84%) Citrix Certification
15 8 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 7 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 7 (0.74%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (7.39%) SLA
2 24 (2.53%) QA
3 13 (1.37%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.74%) JSP 440
5 5 (0.53%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.32%) ISO 14001
7 3 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.11%) COBIT
System Software
1 263 (27.77%) Active Directory
2 127 (13.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (5.91%) Hyper-V
4 51 (5.39%) Microsoft App-V
5 47 (4.96%) XenApp
6 41 (4.33%) vSphere
7 40 (4.22%) XenDesktop
8 21 (2.22%) VMware ESX
9 11 (1.16%) XenServer
10 10 (1.06%) Terminal Services
11 8 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 7 (0.74%) MetaFrame
13 6 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
13 6 (0.63%) Samba
13 6 (0.63%) VMware Server
13 6 (0.63%) Postfix
14 5 (0.53%) ISA Server
14 5 (0.53%) NFS
15 4 (0.42%) Novell eDirectory
16 3 (0.32%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 118 (12.46%) SCCM
2 28 (2.96%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 22 (2.32%) NetBackup
3 22 (2.32%) HP SIM
4 19 (2.01%) SCOM
5 18 (1.90%) WSUS
6 17 (1.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 14 (1.48%) Backup Exec
8 10 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
8 10 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
9 8 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
9 8 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (0.84%) Puppet
10 7 (0.74%) AppDNA
10 7 (0.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 6 (0.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 5 (0.53%) Salt
12 5 (0.53%) ZABBIX
13 4 (0.42%) SCVMM
14 3 (0.32%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 360 (38.01%) Microsoft
2 219 (23.13%) VMware
3 136 (14.36%) Citrix
4 104 (10.98%) Cisco
5 79 (8.34%) HP
6 50 (5.28%) Oracle
7 42 (4.44%) Symantec
8 29 (3.06%) CheckPoint
9 24 (2.53%) McAfee
10 23 (2.43%) Remedy
10 23 (2.43%) IBM
11 21 (2.22%) SAP
12 19 (2.01%) Dell
13 18 (1.90%) NetApp
14 17 (1.80%) Apple
14 17 (1.80%) Red Hat
15 16 (1.69%) Juniper
16 14 (1.48%) Sun
17 12 (1.27%) 3PAR
18 11 (1.16%) Computacenter
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