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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 5 7
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 464 328 376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.99% 15.34% 12.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.27% 73.05% 59.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 138 155
Average daily rate
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£288 £289 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.43% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £130 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £308 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.62% -0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 89 74
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.08 £15.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -8.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £28.00 £27.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.84
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -8.44%
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
722 449 629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.77% 21.00% 20.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 417 203 289
Average daily rate £375 £300 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £134 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 106 101
Average hourly rate £16.67 £15.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.13% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £11.80 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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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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 +1 108 £288 -8.00% 28
Bristol -5 100 £325 - 70
Gloucestershire -4 89 £357 +21.10% 51
Devon +4 60 £200 +14.28% 17
Somerset -4 44 £250 -6.54% 28
Dorset -1 35 £255 +45.71% 32
Cornwall 0 15 £225 -25.00% 1
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 342 (38.13%) Microsoft
2 313 (34.89%) Windows 7
3 251 (27.98%) Active Directory
4 209 (23.30%) Security Cleared
5 204 (22.74%) VMware
6 203 (22.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 169 (18.84%) Windows XP
7 169 (18.84%) ITIL
8 158 (17.61%) MS Excel
9 136 (15.16%) Firewall
10 132 (14.72%) Windows Server 2003
11 128 (14.27%) MS Office
12 127 (14.16%) SC Cleared
13 125 (13.94%) Linux
14 115 (12.82%) Citrix
15 104 (11.59%) VMware Infrastructure
16 100 (11.15%) MS Exchange
17 94 (10.48%) SCCM
18 88 (9.81%) Windows Server 2012
19 84 (9.36%) UNIX
20 83 (9.25%) SQL
20 83 (9.25%) LAN
21 82 (9.14%) HP
21 82 (9.14%) Finance
21 82 (9.14%) DV Cleared
22 79 (8.81%) DNS
23 77 (8.58%) WAN
24 76 (8.47%) SLA
25 73 (8.14%) SharePoint
26 72 (8.03%) Cisco

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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
1 100 (11.15%) MS Exchange
2 73 (8.14%) SharePoint
3 60 (6.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 34 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2007
5 28 (3.12%) Exchange Server 2003
6 25 (2.79%) Apache
7 22 (2.45%) SharePoint 2010
8 20 (2.23%) Lync
9 19 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2013
9 19 (2.12%) IIS
10 16 (1.78%) SAS
11 9 (1.00%) nginx
11 9 (1.00%) Confluence
11 9 (1.00%) MediaWiki
12 8 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.56%) MS Project Server
13 5 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
14 3 (0.33%) CICS
14 3 (0.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 158 (17.61%) MS Excel
2 128 (14.27%) MS Office
3 9 (1.00%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.78%) MS Project
6 2 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.45%) Summit
2 3 (0.33%) assyst
3 2 (0.22%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.11%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 17 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (1.23%) Office 365
3 6 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.33%) GitHub
5 1 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 136 (15.16%) Firewall
2 83 (9.25%) LAN
3 79 (8.81%) DNS
4 77 (8.58%) WAN
5 62 (6.91%) DHCP
6 60 (6.69%) TCP/IP
7 39 (4.35%) SAN
7 39 (4.35%) VPN
8 31 (3.46%) Internet
9 24 (2.68%) Cisco PIX
10 18 (2.01%) LDAP
11 14 (1.56%) Network Security
12 13 (1.45%) IPv6
13 12 (1.34%) Wireless
14 11 (1.23%) SNMP
14 11 (1.23%) VoIP
14 11 (1.23%) BGP
15 10 (1.11%) IPsec
16 9 (1.00%) EIGRP
16 9 (1.00%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (6.35%) SQL Server
2 25 (2.79%) MySQL
3 21 (2.34%) DB2
4 15 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (1.45%) Relational Database
6 12 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (1.11%) Oracle Database
8 8 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (0.45%) MS Access
10 4 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.33%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (0.33%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.33%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.33%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.22%) Oracle9i Database
12 2 (0.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 36 (4.01%) MSI
2 14 (1.56%) Git (software)
3 12 (1.34%) Jenkins
4 11 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (1.23%) JIRA
4 11 (1.23%) Subversion
5 10 (1.11%) ClearCase
5 10 (1.11%) Visual Studio
6 9 (1.00%) Hudson
7 3 (0.33%) Selenium
7 3 (0.33%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.22%) Wise Package Studio
8 2 (0.22%) Valgrind
8 2 (0.22%) Metasploit
8 2 (0.22%) WebDriver
8 2 (0.22%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.11%) Moq
9 1 (0.11%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.11%) MSTest
9 1 (0.11%) Behat
General
1 82 (9.14%) Finance
2 64 (7.13%) Telecoms
3 24 (2.68%) Military
4 11 (1.23%) Back Office
4 11 (1.23%) Banking
5 10 (1.11%) Retail
5 10 (1.11%) Legal
6 6 (0.67%) Front Office
6 6 (0.67%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.56%) Publishing
7 5 (0.56%) Law
7 5 (0.56%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.45%) Marketing
9 2 (0.22%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.22%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 132 (14.72%) Analyst
2 90 (10.03%) Support Engineer
3 67 (7.47%) Consultant
4 63 (7.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 60 (6.69%) Support Analyst
6 57 (6.35%) Developer
7 56 (6.24%) Administrator
8 54 (6.02%) 2nd Line Support
9 50 (5.57%) Desktop Support
10 46 (5.13%) Service Analyst
11 45 (5.02%) Architect
12 42 (4.68%) Service Desk Analyst
13 40 (4.46%) Systems Administrator
14 34 (3.79%) Rollout Engineer
15 31 (3.46%) 3rd Line Support
16 28 (3.12%) Deployment Engineer
17 25 (2.79%) 1st Line Support
17 25 (2.79%) Systems Engineer
18 23 (2.56%) Server Engineer
19 22 (2.45%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (3.79%) .NET
2 22 (2.45%) Web Services
2 22 (2.45%) Application Packaging
3 13 (1.45%) JSP
4 11 (1.23%) XML
5 10 (1.11%) HTML
5 10 (1.11%) WCF
6 9 (1.00%) .NET Framework
6 9 (1.00%) LAMP
7 8 (0.89%) WinForms
7 8 (0.89%) WPF
8 6 (0.67%) CSS
8 6 (0.67%) FFmpeg
8 6 (0.67%) Software Packaging
9 5 (0.56%) jQuery
9 5 (0.56%) Middleware
9 5 (0.56%) ASP.NET
10 4 (0.45%) SOAP
10 4 (0.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 4 (0.45%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 46 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (3.68%) Thin Client
2 33 (3.68%) Fat Client
3 20 (2.23%) Clustering
3 20 (2.23%) Blackberry
4 19 (2.12%) Management Information System
5 17 (1.90%) iPad
5 17 (1.90%) Open Source
6 12 (1.34%) NHS
7 11 (1.23%) iPhone
8 10 (1.11%) Wiki
9 9 (1.00%) Client/Server
10 7 (0.78%) Mainframe
11 6 (0.67%) IVR
11 6 (0.67%) IBM Mainframe
11 6 (0.67%) PDA
12 5 (0.56%) Data Protection Act
12 5 (0.56%) SCADA
12 5 (0.56%) Statistics
12 5 (0.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 313 (34.89%) Windows 7
2 203 (22.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 169 (18.84%) Windows XP
4 132 (14.72%) Windows Server 2003
5 125 (13.94%) Linux
6 88 (9.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 84 (9.36%) UNIX
8 37 (4.12%) Windows 8
9 31 (3.46%) Solaris
10 30 (3.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 24 (2.68%) Apple iOS
12 18 (2.01%) CentOS
13 16 (1.78%) Mac OS X
13 16 (1.78%) Android
14 13 (1.45%) zOS
15 12 (1.34%) Windows Vista
16 9 (1.00%) Debian
17 8 (0.89%) Ubuntu
18 7 (0.78%) Windows 2000 Server
19 5 (0.56%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (18.84%) ITIL
2 63 (7.02%) Migration
3 35 (3.90%) Service Delivery
4 32 (3.57%) Project Management
5 30 (3.34%) Service Management
6 26 (2.90%) PRINCE2
7 24 (2.68%) Agile Software Development
8 23 (2.56%) Software Engineering
8 23 (2.56%) Disaster Recovery
9 21 (2.34%) TOGAF
10 20 (2.23%) Configuration Management
11 18 (2.01%) Stakeholder Management
12 17 (1.90%) Problem Management
12 17 (1.90%) Change Management
13 16 (1.78%) User Acceptance Testing
13 16 (1.78%) System Testing
13 16 (1.78%) Incident Management
14 15 (1.67%) Enterprise Architecture
14 15 (1.67%) Capacity Management
14 15 (1.67%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 83 (9.25%) SQL
2 43 (4.79%) Java
3 35 (3.90%) C#
4 30 (3.34%) PowerShell
5 29 (3.23%) C++
6 21 (2.34%) Python
6 21 (2.34%) Perl
7 20 (2.23%) C
8 16 (1.78%) Bash Shell
9 15 (1.67%) Shell Script
9 15 (1.67%) Ruby
10 14 (1.56%) VBScript
11 13 (1.45%) T-SQL
12 12 (1.34%) VB
13 10 (1.11%) JavaScript
13 10 (1.11%) Delphi
14 9 (1.00%) PHP
15 5 (0.56%) VBA
16 3 (0.33%) REXX
16 3 (0.33%) JCL
Qualifications
1 209 (23.30%) Security Cleared
2 127 (14.16%) SC Cleared
3 82 (9.14%) DV Cleared
4 44 (4.91%) Microsoft Certification
5 30 (3.34%) ITIL Certification
6 25 (2.79%) MCSE
7 18 (2.01%) MCP
8 16 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (1.34%) Degree
10 11 (1.23%) CCNP
11 10 (1.11%) MCITP
12 9 (1.00%) CISSP
12 9 (1.00%) CCNA
12 9 (1.00%) MCTS
13 7 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 6 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 5 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 4 (0.45%) ISEB
16 4 (0.45%) A+ Certification
17 3 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (8.47%) SLA
2 20 (2.23%) QA
3 15 (1.67%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.56%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.45%) ISO 14001
7 3 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.11%) COBIT
System Software
1 251 (27.98%) Active Directory
2 104 (11.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (4.91%) Hyper-V
4 43 (4.79%) Microsoft App-V
5 42 (4.68%) vSphere
6 40 (4.46%) XenApp
7 35 (3.90%) XenDesktop
8 27 (3.01%) VMware ESX
9 18 (2.01%) Samba
10 13 (1.45%) NFS
11 11 (1.23%) XenServer
12 10 (1.11%) Postfix
13 8 (0.89%) Terminal Services
13 8 (0.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 7 (0.78%) ISA Server
14 7 (0.78%) MetaFrame
15 5 (0.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 5 (0.56%) VMware Server
16 4 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
16 4 (0.45%) UAG
Systems Management
1 94 (10.48%) SCCM
2 34 (3.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 23 (2.56%) HP SIM
4 20 (2.23%) NetBackup
4 20 (2.23%) SCOM
5 19 (2.12%) WSUS
6 16 (1.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 13 (1.45%) Backup Exec
8 11 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
8 11 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
9 9 (1.00%) ZABBIX
9 9 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
9 9 (1.00%) Puppet
9 9 (1.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 9 (1.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 8 (0.89%) AppDNA
11 5 (0.56%) Netcool
12 4 (0.45%) Cisco IPCC
13 3 (0.33%) CA Endevor
13 3 (0.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 342 (38.13%) Microsoft
2 204 (22.74%) VMware
3 115 (12.82%) Citrix
4 82 (9.14%) HP
5 72 (8.03%) Cisco
6 46 (5.13%) Symantec
7 44 (4.91%) Oracle
8 29 (3.23%) Red Hat
8 29 (3.23%) CheckPoint
9 28 (3.12%) McAfee
10 24 (2.68%) IBM
11 22 (2.45%) Apple
12 20 (2.23%) Remedy
13 17 (1.90%) SAP
14 15 (1.67%) Dell
15 13 (1.45%) 3PAR
15 13 (1.45%) Sun
15 13 (1.45%) Sophos
16 11 (1.23%) EMC
16 11 (1.23%) AppSense
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