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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 6 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 408 457 481
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.92% 14.77% 15.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.39% 68.83% 70.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 212 230
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £120 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.23% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 91 73
Average hourly rate £15.36 £16.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.93% +17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.80 £10.30 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £23.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -3.22%
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
654 664 687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 22.32% 21.46% 21.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 386 328 357
Average daily rate £350 £350 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £468 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 98 80
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.00 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £35.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.80 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.59% -1.25%

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 29 April 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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Bristol +1 116 £325 +12.06% 26
Wiltshire -1 93 £350 -6.66% 26
Gloucestershire +3 85 £315 -16.00% 21
Dorset -3 44 £325 +80.55% 15
Somerset -2 28 £300 +17.64% 17
Devon -12 15 £275 +22.22% 5
Cornwall 0 8 £325 +116.66% 3
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 349 (44.40%) Active Directory
2 274 (34.86%) Windows Server
3 264 (33.59%) Microsoft
4 254 (32.32%) VMware
5 210 (26.72%) Windows 7
6 156 (19.85%) Security Cleared
7 149 (18.96%) VMware Infrastructure
8 147 (18.70%) Windows Server 2012
9 136 (17.30%) SQL Server
10 126 (16.03%) Linux
11 120 (15.27%) ITIL
12 119 (15.14%) Windows Server 2008
13 116 (14.76%) SQL
14 113 (14.38%) SCCM
15 97 (12.34%) Migration
16 96 (12.21%) Citrix
16 96 (12.21%) Windows Server 2003
17 92 (11.70%) MS Exchange
18 90 (11.45%) MS Excel
19 89 (11.32%) SC Cleared
20 81 (10.31%) Cisco
21 78 (9.92%) Finance
22 74 (9.41%) Agile Software Development
23 72 (9.16%) DNS
24 71 (9.03%) MS Office
25 68 (8.65%) PowerShell
25 68 (8.65%) Office 365
26 64 (8.14%) .NET
27 60 (7.63%) Firewall
28 59 (7.51%) Data Centre

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 92 (11.70%) MS Exchange
2 45 (5.73%) SharePoint
3 43 (5.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 40 (5.09%) IIS
5 39 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2013
6 32 (4.07%) Skype for Business
7 29 (3.69%) Exchange Server 2007
8 25 (3.18%) IBM Notes
9 13 (1.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 11 (1.40%) WebSphere
11 9 (1.15%) CMS
12 8 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
13 7 (0.89%) Confluence
13 7 (0.89%) IBM Domino
14 6 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
15 5 (0.64%) Apache
15 5 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
16 4 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
17 3 (0.38%) OpenStack
18 2 (0.25%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 90 (11.45%) MS Excel
2 71 (9.03%) MS Office
3 14 (1.78%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.76%) InfoPath
5 5 (0.64%) Acrobat
6 4 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.13%) FrameMaker
8 1 (0.13%) MS Project
8 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
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 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.13%) Fredhopper
4 1 (0.13%) Magento
4 1 (0.13%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 68 (8.65%) Office 365
2 34 (4.33%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (3.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (0.64%) Amazon S3
4 5 (0.64%) SaaS
5 4 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.38%) Google Apps
7 2 (0.25%) IBM SmartCloud
7 2 (0.25%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.25%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.25%) PaaS
8 1 (0.13%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.13%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 72 (9.16%) DNS
2 60 (7.63%) Firewall
3 53 (6.74%) DHCP
4 51 (6.49%) SAN
5 49 (6.23%) TCP/IP
6 38 (4.83%) LAN
7 37 (4.71%) Internet
8 35 (4.45%) WAN
9 24 (3.05%) Remote Desktop
10 23 (2.93%) VPN
11 22 (2.80%) Skype
12 18 (2.29%) VoIP
13 11 (1.40%) Network Security
14 9 (1.15%) Ethernet
15 8 (1.02%) VLAN
16 7 (0.89%) Intranet
16 7 (0.89%) Kerberos
16 7 (0.89%) Wireless
17 6 (0.76%) IP Telephony
17 6 (0.76%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (17.30%) SQL Server
2 41 (5.22%) SQL Server 2012
3 20 (2.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (1.78%) SQL Server 2014
4 14 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (1.02%) Ingres
7 8 (1.02%) MySQL
8 7 (0.89%) Hadoop
9 6 (0.76%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.51%) MS Access
10 4 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.38%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.38%) SAP BI
12 2 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (0.25%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.25%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.25%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 24 (3.05%) Git (software)
2 21 (2.67%) Visual Studio
3 19 (2.42%) Jenkins
4 16 (2.04%) Maven
5 11 (1.40%) JIRA
5 11 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (1.15%) Selenium
7 8 (1.02%) LoadRunner
7 8 (1.02%) Subversion
8 7 (0.89%) Grunt
8 7 (0.89%) gulp
8 7 (0.89%) webpack
9 4 (0.51%) Cucumber
9 4 (0.51%) Eclipse
9 4 (0.51%) Rational Rhapsody
10 3 (0.38%) HP UFT
10 3 (0.38%) NetBeans
10 3 (0.38%) RSpec
11 2 (0.25%) CppUnit
11 2 (0.25%) Rational DOORS
General
1 78 (9.92%) Finance
2 15 (1.91%) Telecoms
3 13 (1.65%) Manufacturing
4 9 (1.15%) Back Office
5 8 (1.02%) Law
6 7 (0.89%) Banking
6 7 (0.89%) Electronics
6 7 (0.89%) Military
7 5 (0.64%) Billing
7 5 (0.64%) Marketing
7 5 (0.64%) Retail
8 3 (0.38%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.38%) Games
9 2 (0.25%) Local Government
10 1 (0.13%) Automotive
10 1 (0.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 139 (17.68%) Support Engineer
2 87 (11.07%) Analyst
3 80 (10.18%) Developer
4 62 (7.89%) 2nd Line Support
5 58 (7.38%) Desktop Support
6 54 (6.87%) 3rd Line Support
7 53 (6.74%) Desktop Engineer
8 49 (6.23%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 49 (6.23%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 48 (6.11%) Windows Engineer
10 46 (5.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 45 (5.73%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 43 (5.47%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 36 (4.58%) Architect
13 36 (4.58%) Consultant
14 29 (3.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 29 (3.69%) IT Support
15 28 (3.56%) .NET Developer
16 27 (3.44%) IT Engineer
17 26 (3.31%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (8.14%) .NET
2 27 (3.44%) HTML
2 27 (3.44%) Web Services
3 25 (3.18%) ASP.NET
3 25 (3.18%) CSS
4 23 (2.93%) .NET Framework
5 14 (1.78%) AngularJS
5 14 (1.78%) HTML5
5 14 (1.78%) MCollective
6 13 (1.65%) jQuery
6 13 (1.65%) KnockoutJS
7 12 (1.53%) Backbone.js
7 12 (1.53%) CSS3
7 12 (1.53%) LESS
8 11 (1.40%) MFC
9 10 (1.27%) Entity Framework
10 8 (1.02%) React
10 8 (1.02%) REST
10 8 (1.02%) Sass
11 7 (0.89%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 59 (7.51%) Data Centre
2 44 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (2.80%) Clustering
4 20 (2.54%) Blackberry
4 20 (2.54%) Fat Client
4 20 (2.54%) Replication
4 20 (2.54%) Thin Client
5 13 (1.65%) Mobile App
6 12 (1.53%) Management Information System
6 12 (1.53%) Video Conferencing
7 11 (1.40%) Computer Science
8 10 (1.27%) Client/Server
9 9 (1.15%) Driving Licence
10 7 (0.89%) Mathematics
10 7 (0.89%) Public Cloud
11 6 (0.76%) HP Storage
11 6 (0.76%) Statistics
11 6 (0.76%) User Experience
12 5 (0.64%) iPhone
12 5 (0.64%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 274 (34.86%) Windows Server
2 210 (26.72%) Windows 7
3 147 (18.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 126 (16.03%) Linux
5 119 (15.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 96 (12.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 52 (6.62%) Unix
7 52 (6.62%) Windows 8
7 52 (6.62%) Windows XP
8 40 (5.09%) Windows 10
9 28 (3.56%) Android
10 25 (3.18%) Apple iOS
11 18 (2.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (1.53%) Windows 2000
13 7 (0.89%) Windows NT
13 7 (0.89%) Windows Vista
14 6 (0.76%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.76%) Solaris
15 4 (0.51%) Oracle Linux
16 3 (0.38%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (15.27%) ITIL
2 97 (12.34%) Migration
3 74 (9.41%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (4.83%) Scrum
4 38 (4.83%) Service Delivery
5 35 (4.45%) Service Management
5 35 (4.45%) Stakeholder Management
6 34 (4.33%) Incident Management
7 28 (3.56%) Problem Management
8 27 (3.44%) Software Engineering
9 26 (3.31%) Disaster Recovery
9 26 (3.31%) MVC
10 25 (3.18%) Continuous Integration
11 24 (3.05%) DevOps
12 23 (2.93%) Configuration Management
13 21 (2.67%) SDLC
14 19 (2.42%) Project Management
15 16 (2.04%) ITSM
15 16 (2.04%) UML
15 16 (2.04%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 116 (14.76%) SQL
2 68 (8.65%) PowerShell
3 55 (7.00%) C#
4 54 (6.87%) JavaScript
5 50 (6.36%) Java
6 46 (5.85%) C++
7 26 (3.31%) C
8 25 (3.18%) Bash Shell
9 18 (2.29%) Python
10 17 (2.16%) Ruby
11 16 (2.04%) Shell Script
12 13 (1.65%) VB
13 11 (1.40%) Perl
14 10 (1.27%) VC++
15 7 (0.89%) TypeScript
16 6 (0.76%) VBScript
17 5 (0.64%) Ada
17 5 (0.64%) T-SQL
18 3 (0.38%) Objective-C
19 2 (0.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 156 (19.85%) Security Cleared
2 89 (11.32%) SC Cleared
3 47 (5.98%) DV Cleared
4 37 (4.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 29 (3.69%) CCNA
5 29 (3.69%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (2.42%) Degree
6 19 (2.42%) MCSE
7 13 (1.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 12 (1.53%) CISSP
9 11 (1.40%) MCSA
10 8 (1.02%) HND
10 8 (1.02%) ISEB
11 6 (0.76%) ISTQB
11 6 (0.76%) MCP
12 5 (0.64%) CCNP
12 5 (0.64%) HNC
12 5 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.51%) A+ Certification
13 4 (0.51%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.45%) SLA
2 13 (1.65%) PCI DSS
3 8 (1.02%) ISO 9001
3 8 (1.02%) QA
4 7 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.38%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.25%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.25%) ISO27002
8 1 (0.13%) COBIT
8 1 (0.13%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.13%) MISRA
8 1 (0.13%) MISRA C
8 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.13%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 349 (44.40%) Active Directory
2 149 (18.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (7.00%) Hyper-V
4 52 (6.62%) vSphere
5 33 (4.20%) XenApp
6 29 (3.69%) VMware ESX
6 29 (3.69%) XenDesktop
7 22 (2.80%) VMware ESXi
8 20 (2.54%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (0.76%) BitLocker
10 4 (0.51%) UAG
11 2 (0.25%) Firmware
11 2 (0.25%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (0.25%) Snort
11 2 (0.25%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.25%) Xen
11 2 (0.25%) XenServer
12 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.13%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 113 (14.38%) SCCM
2 22 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (2.54%) WSUS
4 18 (2.29%) Puppet
5 14 (1.78%) NetBackup
6 12 (1.53%) ZABBIX
7 10 (1.27%) SCOM
8 8 (1.02%) Norton AntiVirus
8 8 (1.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 4 (0.51%) Nessus
9 4 (0.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (0.38%) Nmap
10 3 (0.38%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.38%) Windows Intune
11 2 (0.25%) DameWare
11 2 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.25%) Nagios
11 2 (0.25%) RSA enVision
11 2 (0.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 264 (33.59%) Microsoft
2 254 (32.32%) VMware
3 96 (12.21%) Citrix
4 81 (10.31%) Cisco
5 56 (7.12%) HP
6 40 (5.09%) Oracle
7 29 (3.69%) Dell
8 26 (3.31%) IBM
9 22 (2.80%) Apple
9 22 (2.80%) Lotus
9 22 (2.80%) NetApp
10 19 (2.42%) AppSense
11 17 (2.16%) Symantec
12 16 (2.04%) SAP
13 14 (1.78%) Sophos
14 13 (1.65%) Red Hat
15 11 (1.40%) Remedy
16 10 (1.27%) Forcepoint
16 10 (1.27%) Wyse
17 9 (1.15%) Veeam
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