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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 6 8
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 408 440 438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.96% 14.73% 14.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.05% 68.43% 69.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 214 219
Median daily rate £338 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £120 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 79 80
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.60 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.75 £35.00 £24.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+1.63% +1.66%
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
637 643 627
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.79% 21.53% 20.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 351 342
Median daily rate £350 £350 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £130 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £468 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 86 91
Median hourly rate £15.63 £17.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.23 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 May 2016.

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 25 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the South West region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire -1 113 £358 +2.14% 18
Bristol +2 99 £335 +24.07% 41
Gloucestershire -2 64 £380 -8.15% 24
Dorset 0 54 £328 +45.55% 15
Somerset -2 29 £300 +2.56% 19
Devon -14 21 £256 +13.88% 7
Cornwall 0 5 £163 +47.72% 2
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Windows.

1 367 (45.42%) Active Directory
2 283 (35.02%) Microsoft
3 272 (33.66%) Windows Server
4 259 (32.05%) VMware
5 219 (27.10%) Windows 7
6 154 (19.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 152 (18.81%) Security Cleared
8 141 (17.45%) VMware Infrastructure
9 137 (16.96%) SQL Server
10 132 (16.34%) Linux
11 128 (15.84%) Windows Server 2008
12 122 (15.10%) SCCM
13 119 (14.73%) SQL
14 115 (14.23%) ITIL
15 104 (12.87%) Citrix
16 98 (12.13%) Migration
17 93 (11.51%) MS Excel
18 92 (11.39%) MS Exchange
19 89 (11.01%) Finance
20 83 (10.27%) MS Office
21 81 (10.02%) Windows Server 2003
22 80 (9.90%) Cisco
23 79 (9.78%) PowerShell
23 79 (9.78%) SC Cleared
24 74 (9.16%) DNS
25 70 (8.66%) Office 365
26 66 (8.17%) Firewall
27 65 (8.04%) .NET
28 62 (7.67%) Agile Software Development
29 59 (7.30%) Data Centre

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 92 (11.39%) MS Exchange
2 40 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2010
2 40 (4.95%) IIS
3 36 (4.46%) SharePoint
4 31 (3.84%) Exchange Server 2007
5 29 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2013
6 28 (3.47%) Skype for Business
7 25 (3.09%) IBM Notes
8 15 (1.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 14 (1.73%) WebSphere
10 7 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (0.87%) IBM Domino
10 7 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (0.74%) CMS
11 6 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (0.62%) Apache
12 5 (0.62%) Confluence
13 4 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.37%) NServiceBus
15 2 (0.25%) OpenStack
Applications
1 93 (11.51%) MS Excel
2 83 (10.27%) MS Office
3 15 (1.86%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.74%) InfoPath
5 5 (0.62%) Acrobat
6 4 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.12%) FrameMaker
8 1 (0.12%) MS Project
8 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.12%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 6 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.25%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.25%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.25%) SAP SCM
4 1 (0.12%) Magento
4 1 (0.12%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 70 (8.66%) Office 365
2 41 (5.07%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (1.24%) SaaS
5 5 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (0.62%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.50%) PaaS
7 3 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.37%) Google Apps
7 3 (0.37%) IaaS
8 2 (0.25%) IBM SmartCloud
8 2 (0.25%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.25%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.12%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.12%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.12%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 74 (9.16%) DNS
2 66 (8.17%) Firewall
3 56 (6.93%) TCP/IP
4 55 (6.81%) DHCP
5 54 (6.68%) SAN
6 42 (5.20%) Internet
7 41 (5.07%) LAN
8 38 (4.70%) WAN
9 26 (3.22%) Remote Desktop
9 26 (3.22%) VPN
10 16 (1.98%) VoIP
11 14 (1.73%) Skype
12 12 (1.49%) Network Security
13 10 (1.24%) Wireless
14 9 (1.11%) Intrusion Detection
15 8 (0.99%) Intranet
15 8 (0.99%) SSL
16 7 (0.87%) Ethernet
16 7 (0.87%) Kerberos
16 7 (0.87%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (16.96%) SQL Server
2 43 (5.32%) SQL Server 2012
3 19 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (1.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (1.73%) SQL Server 2014
5 14 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (1.24%) Ingres
7 9 (1.11%) Oracle Database
7 9 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (0.99%) MySQL
9 7 (0.87%) Hadoop
10 6 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (0.62%) NoSQL
12 4 (0.50%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.50%) MS Access
12 4 (0.50%) Relational Database
13 3 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.37%) RavenDB
14 2 (0.25%) Biml
14 2 (0.25%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 27 (3.34%) Visual Studio
2 14 (1.73%) Git (software)
3 10 (1.24%) Jenkins
3 10 (1.24%) Subversion
4 9 (1.11%) Maven
5 8 (0.99%) JIRA
5 8 (0.99%) Selenium
5 8 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (0.87%) Grunt
6 7 (0.87%) gulp
6 7 (0.87%) webpack
7 6 (0.74%) Eclipse
8 5 (0.62%) LoadRunner
9 4 (0.50%) Cucumber
9 4 (0.50%) Rational Rhapsody
10 3 (0.37%) Artifactory
10 3 (0.37%) NetBeans
10 3 (0.37%) NuGet
10 3 (0.37%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.37%) WiX
General
1 89 (11.01%) Finance
2 16 (1.98%) Telecoms
3 12 (1.49%) Manufacturing
4 10 (1.24%) Back Office
5 9 (1.11%) Banking
5 9 (1.11%) Law
6 6 (0.74%) Electronics
6 6 (0.74%) Retail
7 5 (0.62%) Billing
7 5 (0.62%) Military
8 4 (0.50%) Marketing
9 3 (0.37%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.37%) Games
10 2 (0.25%) Legal
10 2 (0.25%) Local Government
11 1 (0.12%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 137 (16.96%) Support Engineer
2 98 (12.13%) Analyst
3 79 (9.78%) Developer
4 64 (7.92%) 2nd Line Support
5 56 (6.93%) Desktop Support
6 52 (6.44%) Architect
7 51 (6.31%) Desktop Engineer
7 51 (6.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 50 (6.19%) 3rd Line Support
9 49 (6.06%) Windows Engineer
10 48 (5.94%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 44 (5.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 44 (5.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 42 (5.20%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 37 (4.58%) Consultant
14 31 (3.84%) IT Support
15 27 (3.34%) Administrator
15 27 (3.34%) Infrastructure Support
16 26 (3.22%) .NET Developer
16 26 (3.22%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (8.04%) .NET
2 39 (4.83%) Web Services
3 21 (2.60%) ASP.NET
3 21 (2.60%) CSS
4 19 (2.35%) HTML
4 19 (2.35%) REST
5 18 (2.23%) .NET Framework
5 18 (2.23%) XML
6 17 (2.10%) AngularJS
7 15 (1.86%) KnockoutJS
8 14 (1.73%) HTML5
9 13 (1.61%) XSD
10 12 (1.49%) CSS3
10 12 (1.49%) LESS
11 11 (1.36%) jQuery
11 11 (1.36%) MFC
12 10 (1.24%) React
12 10 (1.24%) WCF
13 9 (1.11%) Backbone.js
13 9 (1.11%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 59 (7.30%) Data Centre
2 41 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (3.34%) Blackberry
4 26 (3.22%) Clustering
5 22 (2.72%) Fat Client
5 22 (2.72%) Thin Client
6 18 (2.23%) Replication
7 15 (1.86%) Management Information System
8 13 (1.61%) Mobile App
9 12 (1.49%) Smartphone
10 11 (1.36%) Client/Server
10 11 (1.36%) Computer Science
10 11 (1.36%) Driving Licence
11 10 (1.24%) Private Cloud
11 10 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
12 9 (1.11%) iPhone
13 7 (0.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 7 (0.87%) Mathematics
13 7 (0.87%) Public Cloud
13 7 (0.87%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 272 (33.66%) Windows Server
2 219 (27.10%) Windows 7
3 154 (19.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 132 (16.34%) Linux
5 128 (15.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 81 (10.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 58 (7.18%) Windows 8
8 54 (6.68%) Unix
9 49 (6.06%) Windows 10
10 47 (5.82%) Windows XP
11 27 (3.34%) Android
12 23 (2.85%) Apple iOS
13 20 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 7 (0.87%) Mac OS X
14 7 (0.87%) Windows 2000
15 6 (0.74%) Windows Vista
16 5 (0.62%) Solaris
17 4 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
17 4 (0.50%) Windows Phone
18 3 (0.37%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (14.23%) ITIL
2 98 (12.13%) Migration
3 62 (7.67%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (4.33%) Service Management
5 32 (3.96%) Stakeholder Management
6 30 (3.71%) MVC
7 29 (3.59%) Incident Management
7 29 (3.59%) Problem Management
8 28 (3.47%) Scrum
8 28 (3.47%) Service Delivery
9 27 (3.34%) Disaster Recovery
10 23 (2.85%) SDLC
11 21 (2.60%) Software Engineering
12 20 (2.48%) Project Management
13 18 (2.23%) Continuous Improvement
13 18 (2.23%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (2.23%) DevOps
14 17 (2.10%) ITSM
14 17 (2.10%) Technical Architecture
15 16 (1.98%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 119 (14.73%) SQL
2 79 (9.78%) PowerShell
3 53 (6.56%) C#
4 52 (6.44%) Java
5 42 (5.20%) C++
6 34 (4.21%) JavaScript
7 30 (3.71%) C
8 16 (1.98%) Python
9 15 (1.86%) Shell Script
10 14 (1.73%) Bash Shell
11 11 (1.36%) Perl
11 11 (1.36%) VB
11 11 (1.36%) VC++
12 10 (1.24%) Ruby
13 9 (1.11%) VBScript
14 7 (0.87%) TypeScript
15 6 (0.74%) T-SQL
15 6 (0.74%) VB.NET
16 5 (0.62%) Ada
17 4 (0.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 152 (18.81%) Security Cleared
2 79 (9.78%) SC Cleared
3 50 (6.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 48 (5.94%) DV Cleared
5 30 (3.71%) MCSE
6 24 (2.97%) CCNA
6 24 (2.97%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (2.35%) Degree
8 18 (2.23%) MCSA
9 13 (1.61%) CISSP
10 12 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 10 (1.24%) MCP
12 8 (0.99%) MCDST
13 7 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.87%) MCSD
14 6 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
14 6 (0.74%) HND
15 5 (0.62%) CCNP
16 4 (0.50%) A+ Certification
16 4 (0.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (4.46%) SLA
2 13 (1.61%) PCI DSS
3 9 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.87%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.74%) HL7
6 3 (0.37%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.25%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.25%) ISO27002
7 2 (0.25%) QA
7 2 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.25%) SSAE 16
8 1 (0.12%) COBIT
8 1 (0.12%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.12%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.12%) MISRA
8 1 (0.12%) MISRA C
System Software
1 367 (45.42%) Active Directory
2 141 (17.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 57 (7.05%) Hyper-V
4 46 (5.69%) vSphere
5 40 (4.95%) XenApp
6 31 (3.84%) VMware ESX
7 30 (3.71%) XenDesktop
8 27 (3.34%) VMware ESXi
9 21 (2.60%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (1.11%) Xen
11 7 (0.87%) Docker
12 6 (0.74%) BitLocker
13 4 (0.50%) UAG
14 2 (0.25%) Firmware
14 2 (0.25%) Forefront TMG
14 2 (0.25%) Snort
14 2 (0.25%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.25%) XenServer
15 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
15 1 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 122 (15.10%) SCCM
2 21 (2.60%) WSUS
3 17 (2.10%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (1.49%) Puppet
4 12 (1.49%) ZABBIX
5 11 (1.36%) NetBackup
5 11 (1.36%) SCOM
6 7 (0.87%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 6 (0.74%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 6 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (0.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (0.50%) Windows Intune
9 3 (0.37%) Ansible
9 3 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.37%) Nessus
9 3 (0.37%) Nmap
9 3 (0.37%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.25%) EdgeSight
10 2 (0.25%) OpenAM
10 2 (0.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 283 (35.02%) Microsoft
2 259 (32.05%) VMware
3 104 (12.87%) Citrix
4 80 (9.90%) Cisco
5 46 (5.69%) HP
6 39 (4.83%) Oracle
7 29 (3.59%) Dell
8 26 (3.22%) IBM
9 24 (2.97%) Apple
10 21 (2.60%) Lotus
10 21 (2.60%) NetApp
11 20 (2.48%) AppSense
12 15 (1.86%) Symantec
13 14 (1.73%) Sophos
14 13 (1.61%) Forcepoint
14 13 (1.61%) Red Hat
14 13 (1.61%) Remedy
15 11 (1.36%) Wyse
16 10 (1.24%) BMC
16 10 (1.24%) Intel Security
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Rate: £10.00 - £14.00 per hour + n/a
Posted: 1 hour ago
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Rate: £300.00 - £301 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
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Posted: 16 hours ago
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Rate: £300.00 - £301 per day
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Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £30000 - £33000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: £120 - £130 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Bournemouth
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Rate: Competitive Daily Rate
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