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 30 July 2015 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 421 450 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.15% 14.72% 13.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.82% 68.29% 70.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 225 139
Average daily rate
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£325 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £120 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £450 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 91 62
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.25 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.87 £10.50 £11.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £29.50 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -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
681 659 419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.27% 21.55% 19.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 402 361 207
Average daily rate £350 £325 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +2.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £150 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £311 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -4.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 94 72
Average hourly rate £19.03 £16.50 £16.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.33% +1.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £11.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £37.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 30 July 2015.

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 30 July 2015.

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 30 July 2015. 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
Bristol -2 93 £325 +8.33% 60
Wiltshire -3 92 £350 +47.36% 26
Gloucestershire -5 74 £258 -17.60% 26
Somerset +11 59 £350 +19.65% 28
Devon +5 50 £255 +13.33% 14
Dorset +1 39 £175 -56.25% 9
Cornwall -2 5 £325 +188.88% 4
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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.

1 362 (41.32%) Active Directory
2 298 (34.02%) Microsoft
3 280 (31.96%) Windows 7
4 228 (26.03%) VMware
5 203 (23.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 173 (19.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 148 (16.89%) Windows XP
7 148 (16.89%) Linux
8 147 (16.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 143 (16.32%) SQL
10 142 (16.21%) Security Cleared
11 130 (14.84%) MS Office
12 117 (13.36%) SQL Server
12 117 (13.36%) MS Excel
13 115 (13.13%) VMware Infrastructure
14 112 (12.79%) Citrix
14 112 (12.79%) Migration
15 110 (12.56%) ITIL
16 99 (11.30%) MS Exchange
17 97 (11.07%) SC Cleared
18 86 (9.82%) .NET
19 84 (9.59%) SCCM
20 78 (8.90%) Firewall
21 75 (8.56%) DNS
22 72 (8.22%) C#
23 70 (7.99%) Windows 8
24 68 (7.76%) Cisco
25 67 (7.65%) SharePoint
25 67 (7.65%) Oracle
26 65 (7.42%) Hyper-V

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 99 (11.30%) MS Exchange
2 67 (7.65%) SharePoint
3 56 (6.39%) IIS
4 55 (6.28%) Lync
5 44 (5.02%) Exchange Server 2010
6 31 (3.54%) Apache
7 30 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2013
8 26 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2007
9 14 (1.60%) JBoss
10 13 (1.48%) Tomcat
11 12 (1.37%) IBM Notes
12 11 (1.26%) WebLogic
12 11 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
12 11 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2003
13 9 (1.03%) CMS
13 9 (1.03%) nginx
14 7 (0.80%) WebSphere
15 6 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 6 (0.68%) Confluence
15 6 (0.68%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 130 (14.84%) MS Office
2 117 (13.36%) MS Excel
3 4 (0.46%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.23%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.11%) MS Project
5 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.11%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 42 (4.79%) Office 365
2 17 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.23%) Symantec.cloud
5 1 (0.11%) SaaS
5 1 (0.11%) PaaS
5 1 (0.11%) IaaS
5 1 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 78 (8.90%) Firewall
2 75 (8.56%) DNS
3 49 (5.59%) TCP/IP
4 44 (5.02%) SAN
5 36 (4.11%) DHCP
6 35 (4.00%) LAN
7 33 (3.77%) VPN
8 32 (3.65%) WAN
9 21 (2.40%) VoIP
9 21 (2.40%) Internet
10 19 (2.17%) Network Security
11 17 (1.94%) LDAP
12 16 (1.83%) NAS
13 15 (1.71%) VLAN
14 12 (1.37%) IPsec
15 11 (1.26%) SSL
16 10 (1.14%) Intrusion Detection
17 9 (1.03%) HTTP
18 8 (0.91%) Wireshark
19 7 (0.80%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (13.36%) SQL Server
2 29 (3.31%) MySQL
3 19 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
5 11 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (1.03%) Oracle Database
7 6 (0.68%) Relational Database
7 6 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (0.57%) SQLite
8 5 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (0.57%) MongoDB
9 4 (0.46%) MarkLogic
9 4 (0.46%) Hadoop
9 4 (0.46%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (0.46%) MS Access
9 4 (0.46%) DB2
Development Applications
1 28 (3.20%) Visual Studio
2 24 (2.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (2.17%) Subversion
4 14 (1.60%) Jenkins
5 12 (1.37%) Hudson
5 12 (1.37%) Git (software)
6 8 (0.91%) Metasploit
6 8 (0.91%) MSI
7 7 (0.80%) JIRA
8 6 (0.68%) InstallShield
9 4 (0.46%) Rational DOORS
9 4 (0.46%) Robotium
9 4 (0.46%) Mechanoid
9 4 (0.46%) Robolectric
10 3 (0.34%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 3 (0.34%) AdminStudio
10 3 (0.34%) Ant
11 2 (0.23%) Toad
11 2 (0.23%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.23%) Maven
General
1 52 (5.94%) Finance
2 31 (3.54%) Telecoms
3 20 (2.28%) Banking
4 16 (1.83%) Retail
5 13 (1.48%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.14%) Electronics
7 8 (0.91%) Marketing
8 5 (0.57%) Back Office
8 5 (0.57%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.34%) Law
9 3 (0.34%) Legal
9 3 (0.34%) Local Government
10 2 (0.23%) Military
10 2 (0.23%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.23%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.11%) Publishing
11 1 (0.11%) Games
11 1 (0.11%) French Language
11 1 (0.11%) German Language
11 1 (0.11%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 110 (12.56%) Support Engineer
2 95 (10.84%) Developer
3 86 (9.82%) Analyst
4 83 (9.47%) Desktop Support
5 77 (8.79%) 2nd Line Support
6 75 (8.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 56 (6.39%) Desktop Engineer
8 54 (6.16%) Administrator
9 44 (5.02%) Consultant
10 40 (4.57%) 3rd Line Support
11 38 (4.34%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 36 (4.11%) .NET Developer
13 33 (3.77%) Service Desk Analyst
13 33 (3.77%) Architect
14 31 (3.54%) Systems Administrator
14 31 (3.54%) Service Analyst
14 31 (3.54%) Support Analyst
15 26 (2.97%) Server Engineer
16 22 (2.51%) Deployment Engineer
16 22 (2.51%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (9.82%) .NET
2 44 (5.02%) Web Services
3 38 (4.34%) ASP.NET
4 37 (4.22%) HTML
5 29 (3.31%) CSS
6 20 (2.28%) .NET Framework
7 19 (2.17%) XML
8 18 (2.05%) SOAP
8 18 (2.05%) WCF
9 16 (1.83%) jQuery
10 15 (1.71%) WinForms
11 12 (1.37%) Ajax
11 12 (1.37%) Application Packaging
12 11 (1.26%) J2EE
13 10 (1.14%) LAMP
14 8 (0.91%) Middleware
14 8 (0.91%) WPF
14 8 (0.91%) AngularJS
14 8 (0.91%) Sass
15 7 (0.80%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 47 (5.37%) Data Centre
2 29 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (2.85%) Clustering
4 18 (2.05%) Management Information System
5 17 (1.94%) User Experience
6 15 (1.71%) Client/Server
6 15 (1.71%) Blackberry
7 13 (1.48%) Mobile App
8 12 (1.37%) PKI
9 11 (1.26%) Fat Client
9 11 (1.26%) Thin Client
10 9 (1.03%) Mainframe
11 8 (0.91%) Statistics
11 8 (0.91%) Mobile Payment
11 8 (0.91%) iPhone
11 8 (0.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 7 (0.80%) FMCG
12 7 (0.80%) NHS
13 6 (0.68%) Device Driver
13 6 (0.68%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 280 (31.96%) Windows 7
2 203 (23.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 173 (19.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 148 (16.89%) Linux
4 148 (16.89%) Windows XP
5 147 (16.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 70 (7.99%) Windows 8
7 58 (6.62%) UNIX
8 28 (3.20%) Android
9 26 (2.97%) Apple iOS
10 22 (2.51%) Solaris
11 16 (1.83%) CentOS
11 16 (1.83%) Windows Phone
12 15 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 13 (1.48%) Ubuntu
14 12 (1.37%) AIX
15 11 (1.26%) Windows CE
16 10 (1.14%) Debian
17 9 (1.03%) SUSE
18 8 (0.91%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (12.79%) Migration
2 110 (12.56%) ITIL
3 49 (5.59%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (4.11%) Service Delivery
5 31 (3.54%) Software Engineering
6 28 (3.20%) Configuration Management
7 27 (3.08%) UML
7 27 (3.08%) Asset Management
7 27 (3.08%) Unit Testing
8 26 (2.97%) Programme Management
8 26 (2.97%) Disaster Recovery
9 25 (2.85%) DevOps
10 24 (2.74%) Continuous Integration
11 23 (2.63%) Project Management
12 22 (2.51%) IT Asset Management
13 20 (2.28%) Scrum
14 19 (2.17%) Load Balancing
15 18 (2.05%) Service Management
15 18 (2.05%) Performance Tuning
16 17 (1.94%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 143 (16.32%) SQL
2 72 (8.22%) C#
3 41 (4.68%) JavaScript
4 40 (4.57%) PowerShell
5 38 (4.34%) C++
6 36 (4.11%) Perl
7 30 (3.42%) Java
8 25 (2.85%) VBScript
8 25 (2.85%) Python
9 22 (2.51%) VB
10 21 (2.40%) C
11 20 (2.28%) T-SQL
12 19 (2.17%) Bash Shell
13 16 (1.83%) PHP
14 15 (1.71%) Shell Script
15 12 (1.37%) Ruby
16 8 (0.91%) VB.NET
17 6 (0.68%) Objective-C
18 5 (0.57%) MATLAB
19 2 (0.23%) VB6
Qualifications
1 142 (16.21%) Security Cleared
2 97 (11.07%) SC Cleared
3 47 (5.37%) DV Cleared
4 26 (2.97%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (2.85%) Degree
5 25 (2.85%) CCNA
6 22 (2.51%) Microsoft Certification
7 18 (2.05%) MCSE
8 12 (1.37%) MCSA
9 10 (1.14%) RHCE
9 10 (1.14%) CISSP
10 8 (0.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (0.91%) A+ Certification
11 7 (0.80%) MCITP
11 7 (0.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.46%) HND
12 4 (0.46%) CCNP
13 3 (0.34%) MCP
13 3 (0.34%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (4.34%) SLA
2 24 (2.74%) QA
3 7 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.34%) ISO 9000
4 3 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.34%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.11%) TickIT
System Software
1 362 (41.32%) Active Directory
2 115 (13.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (7.42%) Hyper-V
4 33 (3.77%) VMware ESXi
5 27 (3.08%) vSphere
6 22 (2.51%) XenApp
7 20 (2.28%) VMware ESX
8 19 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
8 19 (2.17%) Samba
9 18 (2.05%) VMware Workstation
9 18 (2.05%) XenDesktop
10 13 (1.48%) ISA Server
11 9 (1.03%) Postfix
12 8 (0.91%) VirtualBox
13 7 (0.80%) Firmware
14 6 (0.68%) Terminal Services
14 6 (0.68%) XenServer
14 6 (0.68%) iptables
15 5 (0.57%) Forefront TMG
15 5 (0.57%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 84 (9.59%) SCCM
2 25 (2.85%) SCOM
3 19 (2.17%) Puppet
4 17 (1.94%) WSUS
5 16 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (1.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 13 (1.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 11 (1.26%) Ansible
9 9 (1.03%) SCVMM
10 8 (0.91%) Nmap
10 8 (0.91%) Tivoli
10 8 (0.91%) Salt
10 8 (0.91%) SCOrch
11 7 (0.80%) ZENworks
12 6 (0.68%) Backup Exec
12 6 (0.68%) SCSM
12 6 (0.68%) ZABBIX
13 5 (0.57%) Vagrant
14 4 (0.46%) NetBackup
14 4 (0.46%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 298 (34.02%) Microsoft
2 228 (26.03%) VMware
3 112 (12.79%) Citrix
4 68 (7.76%) Cisco
5 67 (7.65%) Oracle
6 34 (3.88%) HP
7 32 (3.65%) Symantec
7 32 (3.65%) McAfee
8 27 (3.08%) Red Hat
9 19 (2.17%) Dell
10 16 (1.83%) Novell
10 16 (1.83%) Lotus
11 14 (1.60%) Sun
12 12 (1.37%) NetApp
13 10 (1.14%) Veeam
14 9 (1.03%) Apple
14 9 (1.03%) CheckPoint
14 9 (1.03%) SAP
14 9 (1.03%) IBM
15 8 (0.91%) Juniper
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Rate: £18 - £20 per hour + Negotiable
Posted: 7 hours ago
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £20 - £25 per hour
Posted: 11 hours ago
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Edge Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
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TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Coal IT Services
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Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £16 - £17 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Noir Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Noir Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Somerset
Computer Futures
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
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Rate: £100 - £125 per day
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Rate: £250 - £270 per day
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