The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the South West region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 499 369 487
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 15.07% 15.86% 13.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 70.28% 66.37% 62.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 165 233
Average daily rate £325 £313 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -12.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £169 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 66 64
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -10.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.80 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.30 £41.00 £31.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
710 556 777
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.44% 23.90% 21.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 284 378
Average daily rate £345 £320 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -28.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £183 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 75 83
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows
England

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 April 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 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire +3 94 £400 -11.11% 24
Wiltshire +1 92 £319 -15.00% 37
Bristol -8 77 £350 +16.66% 55
Somerset -3 73 £325 +85.71% 27
Dorset +5 54 £415 +107.50% 19
Devon +3 42 £225 +12.50% 9
Cornwall 0 33 £140 -53.33% 4
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 350 (41.57%) Microsoft
2 321 (38.12%) Windows 7
3 259 (30.76%) Active Directory
4 236 (28.03%) VMware
5 197 (23.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 182 (21.62%) Windows XP
7 166 (19.71%) Security Cleared
8 165 (19.60%) MS Office
9 152 (18.05%) VMware Infrastructure
10 148 (17.58%) Windows Server 2003
11 139 (16.51%) ITIL
12 135 (16.03%) MS Exchange
13 128 (15.20%) MS Excel
14 116 (13.78%) SC Cleared
15 111 (13.18%) Migration
16 107 (12.71%) Linux
16 107 (12.71%) Citrix
17 102 (12.11%) SCCM
18 95 (11.28%) Firewall
19 92 (10.93%) SQL Server
20 87 (10.33%) SQL
21 83 (9.86%) Cisco
22 72 (8.55%) SLA
22 72 (8.55%) Windows Server 2012
23 71 (8.43%) UNIX
24 68 (8.08%) SharePoint
24 68 (8.08%) Finance
25 64 (7.60%) Telecoms
26 61 (7.24%) HP
27 59 (7.01%) Microsoft Certification

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 135 (16.03%) MS Exchange
2 68 (8.08%) SharePoint
3 50 (5.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 41 (4.87%) Exchange Server 2007
5 26 (3.09%) IIS
6 23 (2.73%) Apache
6 23 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2003
7 20 (2.38%) Lync
8 18 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2013
9 17 (2.02%) SharePoint 2010
10 12 (1.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 9 (1.07%) SAS
12 8 (0.95%) SharePoint Server
13 5 (0.59%) Umbraco
13 5 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.48%) MediaWiki
14 4 (0.48%) Confluence
14 4 (0.48%) nginx
14 4 (0.48%) IBM Notes
15 3 (0.36%) OpenStack
Applications
1 165 (19.60%) MS Office
2 128 (15.20%) MS Excel
3 12 (1.43%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.83%) MS Project
5 5 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.12%) Windchill
7 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (0.48%) assyst
2 2 (0.24%) Summit
3 1 (0.12%) HFM
3 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.12%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 24 (2.85%) Office 365
2 7 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.36%) Jelastic
5 1 (0.12%) SaaS
5 1 (0.12%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 95 (11.28%) Firewall
2 56 (6.65%) DNS
3 54 (6.41%) SAN
4 49 (5.82%) DHCP
5 37 (4.39%) TCP/IP
6 30 (3.56%) Network Security
7 28 (3.33%) VPN
7 28 (3.33%) WAN
7 28 (3.33%) LAN
8 25 (2.97%) Internet
9 17 (2.02%) SSH
10 16 (1.90%) BGP
11 15 (1.78%) Wireless
11 15 (1.78%) NAS
12 14 (1.66%) Cisco PIX
12 14 (1.66%) Cisco ASA
13 13 (1.54%) OSPF
13 13 (1.54%) NetScaler
14 10 (1.19%) IP Telephony
14 10 (1.19%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (10.93%) SQL Server
2 35 (4.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (2.26%) Oracle Database
4 18 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (2.14%) MySQL
5 12 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (1.43%) Relational Database
5 12 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
7 10 (1.19%) Oracle Database 11g
8 9 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (0.71%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (0.59%) RDBMS
10 5 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (0.48%) EDRMS
12 3 (0.36%) SQL Server 2000
12 3 (0.36%) Sybase ASE
12 3 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (0.24%) DB2
13 2 (0.24%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 13 (1.54%) MSI
2 7 (0.83%) Subversion
2 7 (0.83%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.59%) Visual Studio
3 5 (0.59%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (0.48%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.48%) JIRA
4 4 (0.48%) Hudson
5 3 (0.36%) ClearCase
5 3 (0.36%) Bugzilla
5 3 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.36%) Selenium
6 2 (0.24%) Wise Package Studio
6 2 (0.24%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.24%) PhoneGap
6 2 (0.24%) JBehave
6 2 (0.24%) JMeter
6 2 (0.24%) JUnit
6 2 (0.24%) PVCS
7 1 (0.12%) ClearQuest
General
1 68 (8.08%) Finance
2 64 (7.60%) Telecoms
3 23 (2.73%) Back Office
4 22 (2.61%) Front Office
5 17 (2.02%) Banking
6 9 (1.07%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.59%) Publishing
8 4 (0.48%) Retail
8 4 (0.48%) Electronics
9 3 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.24%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.24%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.12%) Military
11 1 (0.12%) Automotive
11 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.12%) Local Government
11 1 (0.12%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.12%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 114 (13.54%) Analyst
2 90 (10.69%) Support Engineer
3 75 (8.91%) Desktop Support
4 54 (6.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 52 (6.18%) Desktop Engineer
5 52 (6.18%) 2nd Line Support
6 51 (6.06%) Consultant
7 47 (5.58%) Administrator
8 45 (5.34%) Developer
9 37 (4.39%) Deployment Engineer
10 34 (4.04%) Support Analyst
11 30 (3.56%) Network Engineer
12 27 (3.21%) Architect
13 26 (3.09%) Server Engineer
14 24 (2.85%) Systems Administrator
15 22 (2.61%) 3rd Line Support
15 22 (2.61%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 20 (2.38%) Service Analyst
17 19 (2.26%) Help Desk Analyst
17 19 (2.26%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (4.28%) .NET
2 20 (2.38%) Application Packaging
3 12 (1.43%) HTML
4 11 (1.31%) XML
4 11 (1.31%) WinForms
5 10 (1.19%) JSP
6 9 (1.07%) Web Services
6 9 (1.07%) WPF
7 8 (0.95%) ASP.NET
8 7 (0.83%) CSS
9 5 (0.59%) LAMP
9 5 (0.59%) jQuery
10 4 (0.48%) WCF
10 4 (0.48%) HTML5
10 4 (0.48%) XSLT
11 3 (0.36%) Software Packaging
12 2 (0.24%) .NET Framework
12 2 (0.24%) Windows SharePoint Services
12 2 (0.24%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 2 (0.24%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 30 (3.56%) Management Information System
2 28 (3.33%) Fat Client
2 28 (3.33%) Thin Client
3 25 (2.97%) Blackberry
4 24 (2.85%) Statistics
5 17 (2.02%) NHS
6 11 (1.31%) Open Source
7 10 (1.19%) CMDB
7 10 (1.19%) Clustering
8 8 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (0.95%) Wiki
9 7 (0.83%) iPad
10 6 (0.71%) Mobile App
10 6 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (0.71%) iPhone
10 6 (0.71%) IVR
11 5 (0.59%) PKI
12 4 (0.48%) PDA
12 4 (0.48%) Cryptography
12 4 (0.48%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 321 (38.12%) Windows 7
2 197 (23.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 182 (21.62%) Windows XP
4 148 (17.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 107 (12.71%) Linux
6 72 (8.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 71 (8.43%) UNIX
8 27 (3.21%) Solaris
9 18 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 17 (2.02%) Windows 8
11 13 (1.54%) HPUX
12 11 (1.31%) Windows 2000 Server
13 10 (1.19%) Apple iOS
14 8 (0.95%) Mac OS X
15 6 (0.71%) AIX
16 5 (0.59%) Debian
16 5 (0.59%) Ubuntu
16 5 (0.59%) Android
17 4 (0.48%) VMS
18 3 (0.36%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (16.51%) ITIL
2 111 (13.18%) Migration
3 42 (4.99%) User Acceptance Testing
3 42 (4.99%) Service Management
4 35 (4.16%) Service Delivery
4 35 (4.16%) Change Management
5 33 (3.92%) Project Management
6 31 (3.68%) Capacity Planning
7 30 (3.56%) Disaster Recovery
8 25 (2.97%) Agile Software Development
8 25 (2.97%) PRINCE2
8 25 (2.97%) Load Balancing
9 24 (2.85%) ITSM
10 18 (2.14%) Risk Analysis
11 16 (1.90%) Workflow
11 16 (1.90%) Scrum
12 15 (1.78%) Stakeholder Management
12 15 (1.78%) Time Management
13 14 (1.66%) Configuration Management
14 13 (1.54%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 87 (10.33%) SQL
2 44 (5.23%) PowerShell
3 31 (3.68%) Perl
4 23 (2.73%) C#
5 22 (2.61%) C
5 22 (2.61%) Python
6 18 (2.14%) Bash Shell
7 17 (2.02%) JavaScript
8 14 (1.66%) Ruby
8 14 (1.66%) Java
9 13 (1.54%) C++
10 10 (1.19%) VB.NET
11 9 (1.07%) PHP
12 8 (0.95%) VBScript
13 7 (0.83%) Shell Script
13 7 (0.83%) VB
13 7 (0.83%) T-SQL
14 4 (0.48%) sed
14 4 (0.48%) AWK
15 3 (0.36%) Korn
Qualifications
1 166 (19.71%) Security Cleared
2 116 (13.78%) SC Cleared
3 59 (7.01%) Microsoft Certification
4 40 (4.75%) MCP
5 37 (4.39%) DV Cleared
6 31 (3.68%) MCSE
7 27 (3.21%) ITIL Certification
8 23 (2.73%) MCSA
9 13 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (1.19%) Degree
10 10 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (0.95%) MCITP
12 7 (0.83%) CCNP
12 7 (0.83%) CCNA
13 6 (0.71%) ISEB
14 5 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 4 (0.48%) ISTQB
16 3 (0.36%) CCSP
16 3 (0.36%) CISSP
16 3 (0.36%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (8.55%) SLA
2 13 (1.54%) ISO 9001
3 12 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.07%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.71%) QA
6 4 (0.48%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.24%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
System Software
1 259 (30.76%) Active Directory
2 152 (18.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (5.23%) Hyper-V
4 39 (4.63%) XenApp
5 30 (3.56%) VMware ESX
6 28 (3.33%) XenDesktop
7 23 (2.73%) vSphere
8 14 (1.66%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (1.43%) vCloud
9 12 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
10 10 (1.19%) NFS
10 10 (1.19%) Terminal Services
11 9 (1.07%) XenServer
12 6 (0.71%) VMware Server
13 4 (0.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (0.48%) UAG
13 4 (0.48%) Postfix
13 4 (0.48%) Samba
13 4 (0.48%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 102 (12.11%) SCCM
2 29 (3.44%) WSUS
3 21 (2.49%) SCOM
4 17 (2.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 10 (1.19%) McAfee ePO
6 9 (1.07%) NetBackup
6 9 (1.07%) SCOrch
7 8 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
8 7 (0.83%) HP SIM
8 7 (0.83%) SCSM
9 6 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (0.71%) Cisco IPCC
10 5 (0.59%) Puppet
10 5 (0.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 4 (0.48%) ZABBIX
12 3 (0.36%) ARCserve
12 3 (0.36%) SCVMM
12 3 (0.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 3 (0.36%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 350 (41.57%) Microsoft
2 236 (28.03%) VMware
3 107 (12.71%) Citrix
4 83 (9.86%) Cisco
5 61 (7.24%) HP
6 39 (4.63%) Oracle
7 33 (3.92%) CheckPoint
8 24 (2.85%) Symantec
9 21 (2.49%) McAfee
10 18 (2.14%) Red Hat
11 17 (2.02%) Dell
11 17 (2.02%) Avaya
11 17 (2.02%) NetApp
12 14 (1.66%) AppSense
12 14 (1.66%) IBM
13 13 (1.54%) Apple
13 13 (1.54%) Juniper
14 12 (1.43%) Sophos
15 10 (1.19%) 3PAR
16 9 (1.07%) F5
Gloucestershire
Real Staffing
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
PruHealth
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £16 - £18 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
Sanderson
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Steria Recruitment Limited
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £37500 - £40000 per annum + £6,000 car allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis IT
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bath, Avon
Computer People
Rate: £8.00 - £10.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
South West
Venn Group - UK
Posted: 5 days ago
Taunton
DP Connect
Rate: £200 - £215 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago