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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 465 279 376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.69% 12.63% 12.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.78% 67.39% 59.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 119 162
Average daily rate
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£290 £318 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.66% +5.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £130 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £318 £315
% change year-on-year
-5.32% +0.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 67 73
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.14 £12.30 £10.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.25 £26.40 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
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
686 414 630
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.67% 18.74% 20.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 201 299
Average daily rate £338 £318 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.29% -2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £130 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 79 97
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -26.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.50 £11.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.00 £42.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.60 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -8.57%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +6 143 £275 -23.34% 32
Gloucestershire -2 80 £338 +9.75% 20
Bristol -6 67 £323 -0.76% 51
Devon +7 49 £190 -30.90% 6
Dorset +3 44 £400 +66.66% 12
Somerset -7 36 £285 -5.00% 38
Cornwall +1 20 £171 -42.91% 2
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 339 (37.54%) Microsoft
2 320 (35.44%) Windows 7
3 249 (27.57%) Active Directory
4 230 (25.47%) VMware
5 215 (23.81%) Security Cleared
6 190 (21.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 169 (18.72%) ITIL
8 164 (18.16%) Windows XP
9 148 (16.39%) Linux
9 148 (16.39%) MS Excel
10 139 (15.39%) MS Office
11 138 (15.28%) VMware Infrastructure
12 133 (14.73%) SC Cleared
13 131 (14.51%) Firewall
14 130 (14.40%) Windows Server 2003
15 113 (12.51%) Citrix
16 105 (11.63%) MS Exchange
17 87 (9.63%) SLA
18 85 (9.41%) Windows Server 2012
19 82 (9.08%) Cisco
19 82 (9.08%) HP
20 79 (8.75%) Migration
21 77 (8.53%) Telecoms
21 77 (8.53%) SCCM
22 75 (8.31%) SharePoint
23 74 (8.19%) Finance
24 72 (7.97%) DV Cleared
25 68 (7.53%) DNS
26 67 (7.42%) SQL
26 67 (7.42%) UNIX

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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
1 105 (11.63%) MS Exchange
2 75 (8.31%) SharePoint
3 53 (5.87%) Exchange Server 2010
4 39 (4.32%) Apache
5 31 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2007
6 23 (2.55%) IIS
7 22 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
7 22 (2.44%) Lync
8 21 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
9 17 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2013
10 13 (1.44%) MediaWiki
10 13 (1.44%) nginx
10 13 (1.44%) Confluence
11 11 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
12 8 (0.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 6 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
13 6 (0.66%) SAS
14 5 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.55%) MS Project Server
15 3 (0.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 148 (16.39%) MS Excel
2 139 (15.39%) MS Office
3 12 (1.33%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.78%) MS Project
6 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (0.78%) assyst
2 4 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.33%) Summit
4 2 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.11%) Changepoint
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 21 (2.33%) Office 365
2 12 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.11%) CloudFront
4 1 (0.11%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 131 (14.51%) Firewall
2 68 (7.53%) DNS
3 67 (7.42%) LAN
4 63 (6.98%) WAN
5 58 (6.42%) TCP/IP
6 49 (5.43%) DHCP
7 39 (4.32%) VPN
8 35 (3.88%) SAN
8 35 (3.88%) Internet
9 30 (3.32%) Network Security
10 24 (2.66%) BGP
11 22 (2.44%) OSPF
11 22 (2.44%) Cisco PIX
12 20 (2.21%) LDAP
13 18 (1.99%) SNMP
13 18 (1.99%) SSH
14 17 (1.88%) IPv6
15 15 (1.66%) Wireless
16 14 (1.55%) IPsec
17 13 (1.44%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (7.09%) SQL Server
2 34 (3.77%) MySQL
3 27 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
4 18 (1.99%) Relational Database
5 15 (1.66%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (1.22%) Oracle Database
7 8 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (0.44%) DB2
12 3 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.33%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.33%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.33%) SQL Server 2000
12 3 (0.33%) Oracle Database 12c
12 3 (0.33%) Azure SQL Database
13 2 (0.22%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 19 (2.10%) MSI
2 15 (1.66%) Subversion
2 15 (1.66%) JIRA
3 14 (1.55%) Git (software)
4 13 (1.44%) Hudson
4 13 (1.44%) Jenkins
5 12 (1.33%) ClearCase
6 8 (0.89%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.22%) JMeter
8 2 (0.22%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.22%) Selenium
8 2 (0.22%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.22%) Valgrind
8 2 (0.22%) Wise Package Studio
9 1 (0.11%) WATIR
9 1 (0.11%) ClearQuest
9 1 (0.11%) JUnit
9 1 (0.11%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.11%) AdminStudio
General
1 77 (8.53%) Telecoms
2 74 (8.19%) Finance
3 27 (2.99%) Back Office
4 25 (2.77%) Front Office
5 13 (1.44%) Military
5 13 (1.44%) Banking
6 9 (1.00%) Manufacturing
7 8 (0.89%) Legal
8 6 (0.66%) Retail
9 4 (0.44%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.44%) Electronics
9 4 (0.44%) Marketing
10 3 (0.33%) Law
10 3 (0.33%) Publishing
11 2 (0.22%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.11%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.11%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 116 (12.85%) Analyst
2 83 (9.19%) Support Engineer
3 61 (6.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 60 (6.64%) Desktop Support
5 58 (6.42%) Consultant
6 57 (6.31%) Developer
6 57 (6.31%) Administrator
7 50 (5.54%) Support Analyst
8 47 (5.20%) 2nd Line Support
9 36 (3.99%) Systems Administrator
10 33 (3.65%) Service Analyst
11 32 (3.54%) Network Engineer
11 32 (3.54%) Deployment Engineer
12 31 (3.43%) Architect
13 29 (3.21%) Rollout Engineer
14 28 (3.10%) Service Desk Analyst
14 28 (3.10%) Desktop Engineer
15 24 (2.66%) Project Manager
16 23 (2.55%) Systems Engineer
17 21 (2.33%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (4.87%) .NET
2 20 (2.21%) Web Services
3 17 (1.88%) Application Packaging
4 14 (1.55%) LAMP
4 14 (1.55%) XML
5 13 (1.44%) JSP
6 11 (1.22%) WCF
7 10 (1.11%) HTML
8 8 (0.89%) WinForms
8 8 (0.89%) WPF
8 8 (0.89%) .NET Framework
8 8 (0.89%) ASP.NET
9 6 (0.66%) Software Packaging
9 6 (0.66%) FFmpeg
10 5 (0.55%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 5 (0.55%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 5 (0.55%) XSLT
11 4 (0.44%) Middleware
11 4 (0.44%) CSS
11 4 (0.44%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 35 (3.88%) Management Information System
2 29 (3.21%) Thin Client
2 29 (3.21%) Fat Client
3 24 (2.66%) Statistics
4 23 (2.55%) Blackberry
5 20 (2.21%) iPad
6 18 (1.99%) Open Source
6 18 (1.99%) Clustering
7 15 (1.66%) NHS
8 14 (1.55%) Wiki
9 11 (1.22%) iPhone
9 11 (1.22%) Client/Server
10 9 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
11 7 (0.78%) IVR
11 7 (0.78%) CMDB
11 7 (0.78%) PDA
12 5 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
12 5 (0.55%) SCADA
12 5 (0.55%) Mainframe
12 5 (0.55%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 320 (35.44%) Windows 7
2 190 (21.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 164 (18.16%) Windows XP
4 148 (16.39%) Linux
5 130 (14.40%) Windows Server 2003
6 85 (9.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 67 (7.42%) UNIX
8 32 (3.54%) Windows 8
9 29 (3.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 26 (2.88%) Solaris
11 21 (2.33%) Apple iOS
12 18 (1.99%) CentOS
13 16 (1.77%) Mac OS X
14 14 (1.55%) Debian
15 13 (1.44%) Ubuntu
16 11 (1.22%) Android
17 5 (0.55%) HPUX
17 5 (0.55%) Windows 2000
18 3 (0.33%) Windows NT
18 3 (0.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (18.72%) ITIL
2 79 (8.75%) Migration
3 47 (5.20%) Service Delivery
4 44 (4.87%) Service Management
5 38 (4.21%) User Acceptance Testing
6 37 (4.10%) Disaster Recovery
7 35 (3.88%) Capacity Planning
8 34 (3.77%) Project Management
9 28 (3.10%) PRINCE2
10 27 (2.99%) DevOps
11 26 (2.88%) Change Management
11 26 (2.88%) Problem Management
12 22 (2.44%) OO
12 22 (2.44%) Configuration Management
13 20 (2.21%) Risk Analysis
14 19 (2.10%) Software Engineering
14 19 (2.10%) ITSM
15 16 (1.77%) Workflow
15 16 (1.77%) Load Balancing
15 16 (1.77%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 67 (7.42%) SQL
2 42 (4.65%) PowerShell
3 41 (4.54%) Perl
4 37 (4.10%) Python
5 33 (3.65%) Java
6 32 (3.54%) C++
7 31 (3.43%) Bash Shell
8 27 (2.99%) Ruby
9 21 (2.33%) C
9 21 (2.33%) C#
10 18 (1.99%) VBScript
11 16 (1.77%) PHP
12 15 (1.66%) JavaScript
12 15 (1.66%) Shell Script
13 12 (1.33%) VB
14 10 (1.11%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.33%) VBA
15 3 (0.33%) JCL
15 3 (0.33%) REXX
15 3 (0.33%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 215 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 133 (14.73%) SC Cleared
3 72 (7.97%) DV Cleared
4 54 (5.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 47 (5.20%) MCP
6 33 (3.65%) ITIL Certification
7 25 (2.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 21 (2.33%) MCSE
9 17 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (1.11%) CCNP
10 10 (1.11%) CCNA
11 9 (1.00%) MCSA
11 9 (1.00%) Degree
12 7 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (0.78%) MCITP
13 6 (0.66%) CISSP
14 5 (0.55%) ISEB
14 5 (0.55%) ISTQB
15 4 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 4 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (9.63%) SLA
2 16 (1.77%) PCI DSS
3 14 (1.55%) QA
4 8 (0.89%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.33%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
System Software
1 249 (27.57%) Active Directory
2 138 (15.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (4.54%) XenApp
3 41 (4.54%) vSphere
4 36 (3.99%) Hyper-V
5 35 (3.88%) VMware ESX
6 33 (3.65%) XenDesktop
7 30 (3.32%) Microsoft App-V
8 22 (2.44%) Samba
9 16 (1.77%) XenServer
10 14 (1.55%) Postfix
10 14 (1.55%) NFS
11 9 (1.00%) Terminal Services
11 9 (1.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 7 (0.78%) vCloud
13 6 (0.66%) MetaFrame
14 5 (0.55%) ISA Server
14 5 (0.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 5 (0.55%) VMware Server
14 5 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 77 (8.53%) SCCM
2 20 (2.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 17 (1.88%) McAfee ePO
3 17 (1.88%) HP SIM
4 16 (1.77%) SCOM
4 16 (1.77%) NetBackup
5 14 (1.55%) Puppet
6 13 (1.44%) WSUS
6 13 (1.44%) ZABBIX
7 12 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
7 12 (1.33%) Backup Exec
8 9 (1.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 8 (0.89%) AppDNA
9 8 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (0.89%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 7 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
10 7 (0.78%) Cisco IPCC
11 6 (0.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 4 (0.44%) Netcool
13 3 (0.33%) MIIS
Vendors
1 339 (37.54%) Microsoft
2 230 (25.47%) VMware
3 113 (12.51%) Citrix
4 82 (9.08%) HP
4 82 (9.08%) Cisco
5 39 (4.32%) Symantec
6 36 (3.99%) McAfee
7 35 (3.88%) CheckPoint
7 35 (3.88%) Red Hat
8 30 (3.32%) Oracle
9 22 (2.44%) Apple
10 18 (1.99%) Dell
11 16 (1.77%) Sophos
12 15 (1.66%) Avaya
12 15 (1.66%) Juniper
13 13 (1.44%) IBM
13 13 (1.44%) Altiris
14 12 (1.33%) AppSense
14 12 (1.33%) EMC
15 11 (1.22%) NetApp
Wiltshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £150 - 180 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cornwall
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £280 - £300 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £180 to £230 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £180 - £230 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorset
Square One Resources
Rate: From £400 to £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 10-30 Per Hour
Posted: 7 days ago
Swindon
CPS Group
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Gloucestershire
CPS Group
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group
Rate: £100 - £125 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Steria
Rate: From £28,000 to £34,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Rate: £180 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Swindon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Dorset
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.00 - £14.00 per hour
Posted: 16 days ago
Wiltshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Exeter
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £170 - £180 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Swindon
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £22 - £28 per hour
Posted: 22 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 27 days ago