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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 6 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 443 298 391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.55% 13.88% 12.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.84% 70.45% 61.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 142 175
Average daily rate
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£275 £318 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.38% -2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £130 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 64 70
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.55 £11.12 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £23.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
653 423 632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.44% 19.70% 20.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 213 303
Average daily rate £325 £316 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.76% -5.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £130 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 73 85
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £30.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +5 131 £236 -32.50% 28
Gloucestershire -2 86 £313 +1.21% 29
Bristol -2 73 £300 -13.04% 45
Dorset +2 38 £396 +84.30% 21
Somerset -10 36 £293 +6.36% 31
Devon -2 35 £228 -31.06% 14
Cornwall +1 19 £113 - 5
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 349 (37.77%) Microsoft
2 339 (36.69%) Windows 7
3 257 (27.81%) Active Directory
4 231 (25.00%) VMware
5 212 (22.94%) Security Cleared
6 195 (21.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 193 (20.89%) Windows XP
8 175 (18.94%) ITIL
9 160 (17.32%) MS Office
10 146 (15.80%) Linux
11 135 (14.61%) MS Excel
11 135 (14.61%) VMware Infrastructure
12 132 (14.29%) SC Cleared
13 131 (14.18%) Windows Server 2003
14 123 (13.31%) Firewall
15 115 (12.45%) Citrix
16 113 (12.23%) MS Exchange
17 91 (9.85%) Migration
18 90 (9.74%) SCCM
18 90 (9.74%) Windows Server 2012
19 87 (9.42%) Telecoms
20 85 (9.20%) SLA
21 83 (8.98%) Cisco
22 80 (8.66%) HP
23 79 (8.55%) SQL Server
24 78 (8.44%) SQL
24 78 (8.44%) UNIX
25 76 (8.23%) Finance
26 70 (7.58%) SharePoint
26 70 (7.58%) DV Cleared

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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
1 113 (12.23%) MS Exchange
2 70 (7.58%) SharePoint
3 56 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 34 (3.68%) Apache
5 31 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2007
6 24 (2.60%) IIS
7 23 (2.49%) Lync
8 22 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
9 21 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
10 20 (2.16%) SharePoint 2010
11 12 (1.30%) nginx
11 12 (1.30%) Confluence
11 12 (1.30%) MediaWiki
12 11 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
13 9 (0.97%) SharePoint Server
14 8 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 5 (0.54%) SAS
15 5 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
16 3 (0.32%) CICS
16 3 (0.32%) WebLogic
Applications
1 160 (17.32%) MS Office
2 135 (14.61%) MS Excel
3 17 (1.84%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.87%) MS Project
5 6 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.11%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 7 (0.76%) assyst
2 5 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.32%) Summit
4 2 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.11%) HFM
5 1 (0.11%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 23 (2.49%) Office 365
2 13 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.32%) Jelastic
5 1 (0.11%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.11%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 123 (13.31%) Firewall
2 64 (6.93%) LAN
3 62 (6.71%) DNS
4 61 (6.60%) WAN
5 55 (5.95%) TCP/IP
6 51 (5.52%) SAN
7 50 (5.41%) DHCP
8 36 (3.90%) VPN
9 31 (3.35%) Internet
9 31 (3.35%) Network Security
10 21 (2.27%) OSPF
10 21 (2.27%) BGP
11 17 (1.84%) Wireless
11 17 (1.84%) SSH
11 17 (1.84%) SNMP
11 17 (1.84%) LDAP
11 17 (1.84%) Cisco PIX
12 16 (1.73%) IPv6
13 14 (1.52%) Wireshark
14 13 (1.41%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (8.55%) SQL Server
2 32 (3.46%) MySQL
3 26 (2.81%) PostgreSQL
4 23 (2.49%) SQL Server 2008
5 20 (2.16%) Oracle Database
5 20 (2.16%) Relational Database
6 13 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
7 8 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (0.54%) RDBMS
9 5 (0.54%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (0.43%) EDRMS
11 3 (0.32%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (0.32%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.32%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (0.32%) SQL Server 2000
12 2 (0.22%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 18 (1.95%) MSI
2 14 (1.52%) JIRA
3 13 (1.41%) Subversion
4 12 (1.30%) Git (software)
4 12 (1.30%) Hudson
4 12 (1.30%) Jenkins
5 11 (1.19%) ClearCase
6 8 (0.87%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.43%) Wise Package Studio
8 3 (0.32%) Selenium
9 2 (0.22%) Valgrind
9 2 (0.22%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.22%) JBehave
9 2 (0.22%) JUnit
9 2 (0.22%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (0.22%) PVCS
9 2 (0.22%) JMeter
10 1 (0.11%) Bugzilla
10 1 (0.11%) InstallShield
General
1 87 (9.42%) Telecoms
2 76 (8.23%) Finance
3 24 (2.60%) Front Office
3 24 (2.60%) Back Office
4 10 (1.08%) Manufacturing
4 10 (1.08%) Military
4 10 (1.08%) Banking
5 7 (0.76%) Legal
6 4 (0.43%) Publishing
6 4 (0.43%) Electronics
6 4 (0.43%) Marketing
7 3 (0.32%) Law
8 2 (0.22%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.22%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.22%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.11%) Automotive
9 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 136 (14.72%) Analyst
2 81 (8.77%) Support Engineer
3 74 (8.01%) Desktop Support
4 60 (6.49%) Administrator
5 58 (6.28%) Developer
6 55 (5.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 55 (5.95%) Support Analyst
7 53 (5.74%) Consultant
8 49 (5.30%) 2nd Line Support
9 37 (4.00%) Deployment Engineer
10 34 (3.68%) Systems Administrator
10 34 (3.68%) Desktop Engineer
11 30 (3.25%) Service Analyst
12 29 (3.14%) Network Engineer
13 28 (3.03%) Architect
14 27 (2.92%) Rollout Engineer
15 25 (2.71%) Systems Engineer
16 23 (2.49%) Project Manager
16 23 (2.49%) Service Desk Analyst
17 21 (2.27%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (5.52%) .NET
2 20 (2.16%) Application Packaging
3 17 (1.84%) Web Services
4 14 (1.52%) WPF
5 13 (1.41%) LAMP
5 13 (1.41%) WinForms
5 13 (1.41%) XML
6 11 (1.19%) JSP
7 10 (1.08%) ASP.NET
7 10 (1.08%) HTML
7 10 (1.08%) WCF
8 8 (0.87%) .NET Framework
9 6 (0.65%) Software Packaging
9 6 (0.65%) FFmpeg
10 5 (0.54%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 5 (0.54%) CSS
11 4 (0.43%) SOAP
11 4 (0.43%) XSLT
11 4 (0.43%) Windows SharePoint Services
11 4 (0.43%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 35 (3.79%) Thin Client
1 35 (3.79%) Fat Client
2 32 (3.46%) Management Information System
3 27 (2.92%) Statistics
4 22 (2.38%) Blackberry
5 19 (2.06%) Open Source
6 17 (1.84%) Clustering
7 16 (1.73%) iPad
8 15 (1.62%) Wiki
9 14 (1.52%) NHS
10 12 (1.30%) CMDB
11 10 (1.08%) Client/Server
12 9 (0.97%) IVR
13 8 (0.87%) iPhone
14 7 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
14 7 (0.76%) PKI
15 5 (0.54%) SCADA
15 5 (0.54%) Mainframe
15 5 (0.54%) Embedded Systems
16 4 (0.43%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 339 (36.69%) Windows 7
2 195 (21.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 193 (20.89%) Windows XP
4 146 (15.80%) Linux
5 131 (14.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 90 (9.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 78 (8.44%) UNIX
8 33 (3.57%) Windows 8
9 30 (3.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 23 (2.49%) Solaris
11 21 (2.27%) Apple iOS
12 18 (1.95%) Mac OS X
13 15 (1.62%) CentOS
14 13 (1.41%) Debian
15 12 (1.30%) Ubuntu
16 10 (1.08%) HPUX
17 8 (0.87%) Android
18 5 (0.54%) Windows 2000
18 5 (0.54%) Windows 2000 Server
19 3 (0.32%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (18.94%) ITIL
2 91 (9.85%) Migration
3 47 (5.09%) Service Management
4 44 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
5 43 (4.65%) Service Delivery
6 42 (4.55%) Change Management
7 41 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
8 38 (4.11%) Capacity Planning
9 35 (3.79%) Project Management
10 28 (3.03%) PRINCE2
11 26 (2.81%) DevOps
12 24 (2.60%) Configuration Management
13 23 (2.49%) ITSM
13 23 (2.49%) Problem Management
14 20 (2.16%) Risk Analysis
15 19 (2.06%) Load Balancing
15 19 (2.06%) OO
16 18 (1.95%) Software Engineering
17 17 (1.84%) Workflow
18 16 (1.73%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 78 (8.44%) SQL
2 53 (5.74%) PowerShell
3 42 (4.55%) Perl
4 36 (3.90%) Python
5 33 (3.57%) C++
6 31 (3.35%) Java
7 30 (3.25%) Bash Shell
8 26 (2.81%) Ruby
8 26 (2.81%) C#
9 25 (2.71%) C
10 19 (2.06%) VBScript
11 17 (1.84%) JavaScript
12 15 (1.62%) PHP
13 14 (1.52%) VB
14 12 (1.30%) T-SQL
14 12 (1.30%) Shell Script
15 8 (0.87%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.32%) JCL
16 3 (0.32%) REXX
17 2 (0.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 212 (22.94%) Security Cleared
2 132 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 70 (7.58%) DV Cleared
4 58 (6.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 47 (5.09%) MCP
6 32 (3.46%) ITIL Certification
7 28 (3.03%) MCSE
8 21 (2.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 14 (1.52%) MCSA
9 14 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (1.30%) Degree
11 11 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 10 (1.08%) CCNA
13 9 (0.97%) MCITP
14 6 (0.65%) CCNP
15 5 (0.54%) ISEB
15 5 (0.54%) CISSP
15 5 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 5 (0.54%) ISTQB
16 3 (0.32%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (9.20%) SLA
2 13 (1.41%) PCI DSS
3 11 (1.19%) QA
4 10 (1.08%) ISO 9001
5 9 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.32%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
System Software
1 257 (27.81%) Active Directory
2 135 (14.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (4.76%) vSphere
4 43 (4.65%) XenApp
5 36 (3.90%) Hyper-V
6 33 (3.57%) VMware ESX
6 33 (3.57%) XenDesktop
7 25 (2.71%) Microsoft App-V
8 21 (2.27%) Samba
9 17 (1.84%) NFS
10 15 (1.62%) XenServer
11 12 (1.30%) Postfix
12 10 (1.08%) vCloud
13 8 (0.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 7 (0.76%) ISA Server
14 7 (0.76%) UAG
14 7 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
15 6 (0.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 5 (0.54%) VMware Server
16 5 (0.54%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 90 (9.74%) SCCM
2 21 (2.27%) WSUS
3 20 (2.16%) SCOM
4 18 (1.95%) McAfee ePO
4 18 (1.95%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 16 (1.73%) NetBackup
6 15 (1.62%) HP SIM
7 14 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
8 13 (1.41%) Puppet
9 12 (1.30%) ZABBIX
9 12 (1.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 11 (1.19%) Backup Exec
11 9 (0.97%) Cisco IPCC
12 8 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
13 7 (0.76%) SCOrch
14 6 (0.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 6 (0.65%) AppDNA
14 6 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
14 6 (0.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 5 (0.54%) SCSM
Vendors
1 349 (37.77%) Microsoft
2 231 (25.00%) VMware
3 115 (12.45%) Citrix
4 83 (8.98%) Cisco
5 80 (8.66%) HP
6 40 (4.33%) Symantec
7 37 (4.00%) Oracle
7 37 (4.00%) Red Hat
8 34 (3.68%) CheckPoint
8 34 (3.68%) McAfee
9 21 (2.27%) Apple
10 17 (1.84%) Avaya
11 15 (1.62%) Juniper
11 15 (1.62%) Dell
11 15 (1.62%) AppSense
12 14 (1.52%) 3PAR
12 14 (1.52%) NetApp
13 13 (1.41%) Sophos
13 13 (1.41%) IBM
14 12 (1.30%) EMC
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Yoh Company
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £14.00 - £19.00 per hour
Posted: 17 hours ago
Weymouth, Dorset
Connectus
Rate: £40 per hour
Posted: 19 hours ago
Devon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £84.95 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
Experis Ltd
Rate: £140.00 - £141.00 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Experis Ltd
Rate: £110.00 - £111 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £120.00 - £130.00 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £420 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
Montash
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Salisbury, Wiltshire
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Dorset
Square One Resources
Posted: Yesterday
Devon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £100 to £220 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Gold Group
Rate: From £350 to £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorset
Square One Resources
Rate: From £400 to £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Rate: £200 - £220 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorset
Square One Resources
Posted: 3 days ago