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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 7 5
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 458 484 372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.74% 15.23% 16.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 69.50% 70.66% 67.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 228 170
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £140 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £521
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 75 69
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -1.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.13 £10.40 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £22.70 £40.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
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
659 685 552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.20% 21.56% 23.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 353 283
Average daily rate £344 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.36% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £148 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 81 77
Average hourly rate £17.25 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.21% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.12 £10.80 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.38 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.90% -

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 27 April 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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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 +3 100 £375 +17.64% 43
Bristol +7 96 £290 -17.14% 37
Gloucestershire -5 77 £363 -9.37% 31
Somerset -5 52 £255 -21.53% 19
Dorset +1 51 £203 -51.35% 18
Devon +3 43 £225 +12.50% 15
Cornwall 0 25 £150 +7.14% 5
Avon - 2 - -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 318 (37.06%) Active Directory
2 290 (33.80%) Microsoft
3 267 (31.12%) Windows 7
4 227 (26.46%) VMware
5 163 (19.00%) Security Cleared
6 158 (18.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 145 (16.90%) Citrix
7 145 (16.90%) Windows Server 2003
8 144 (16.78%) VMware Infrastructure
9 139 (16.20%) SQL
10 135 (15.73%) Windows XP
11 129 (15.03%) MS Office
12 128 (14.92%) Linux
13 111 (12.94%) MS Exchange
14 110 (12.82%) MS Excel
15 109 (12.70%) Windows Server 2012
16 102 (11.89%) SQL Server
17 97 (11.31%) SC Cleared
18 95 (11.07%) Cisco
19 94 (10.96%) Migration
20 93 (10.84%) Firewall
20 93 (10.84%) SCCM
21 81 (9.44%) ITIL
22 66 (7.69%) UNIX
22 66 (7.69%) Windows 8
23 63 (7.34%) Finance
24 62 (7.23%) DNS
25 61 (7.11%) WAN
25 61 (7.11%) C#
26 60 (6.99%) DV Cleared

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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
1 111 (12.94%) MS Exchange
2 59 (6.88%) SharePoint
3 45 (5.24%) IIS
4 35 (4.08%) Lync
4 35 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 23 (2.68%) Apache
6 22 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
7 17 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2013
8 15 (1.75%) nginx
8 15 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
9 14 (1.63%) WebSphere
10 12 (1.40%) MediaWiki
10 12 (1.40%) Confluence
10 12 (1.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 11 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
12 10 (1.17%) CMS
13 8 (0.93%) IBM Notes
13 8 (0.93%) OpenStack
14 7 (0.82%) JBoss
15 6 (0.70%) WebLogic
Applications
1 129 (15.03%) MS Office
2 110 (12.82%) MS Excel
3 8 (0.93%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.58%) MS Project
5 1 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.23%) assyst
4 1 (0.12%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 43 (5.01%) Office 365
2 14 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.12%) SaaS
4 1 (0.12%) PaaS
4 1 (0.12%) GitHub
4 1 (0.12%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 93 (10.84%) Firewall
2 62 (7.23%) DNS
3 61 (7.11%) WAN
4 59 (6.88%) LAN
5 40 (4.66%) VPN
6 37 (4.31%) DHCP
6 37 (4.31%) SAN
7 33 (3.85%) TCP/IP
8 27 (3.15%) VoIP
9 19 (2.21%) LDAP
10 16 (1.86%) Internet
10 16 (1.86%) Network Security
11 13 (1.52%) IPsec
12 9 (1.05%) OSPF
12 9 (1.05%) BGP
12 9 (1.05%) Ethernet
12 9 (1.05%) VLAN
12 9 (1.05%) NAS
13 8 (0.93%) Wireless
13 8 (0.93%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (11.89%) SQL Server
2 34 (3.96%) MySQL
3 25 (2.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 18 (2.10%) PostgreSQL
5 17 (1.98%) SQL Server 2005
6 15 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
7 13 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (1.17%) Oracle Database
10 9 (1.05%) Relational Database
11 7 (0.82%) DB2
12 6 (0.70%) MS Access
13 5 (0.58%) OLAP
13 5 (0.58%) Oracle OLAP
13 5 (0.58%) OLAP Cube
13 5 (0.58%) NoSQL
14 4 (0.47%) MongoDB
14 4 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
15 3 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 29 (3.38%) Visual Studio
2 27 (3.15%) Subversion
3 23 (2.68%) Jenkins
4 21 (2.45%) Git (software)
5 19 (2.21%) Hudson
5 19 (2.21%) MSI
6 13 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (1.52%) JIRA
7 7 (0.82%) Eclipse
8 6 (0.70%) Selenium
8 6 (0.70%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 5 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 5 (0.58%) InstallShield
10 3 (0.35%) QuickTest Pro
10 3 (0.35%) LoadRunner
10 3 (0.35%) Maven
11 2 (0.23%) Xcode
11 2 (0.23%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.23%) ClearCase
11 2 (0.23%) Toad
General
1 63 (7.34%) Finance
2 35 (4.08%) Telecoms
3 22 (2.56%) Banking
4 18 (2.10%) Manufacturing
5 16 (1.86%) Electronics
6 15 (1.75%) Retail
7 8 (0.93%) Marketing
8 6 (0.70%) Retail Banking
9 5 (0.58%) Multimedia
9 5 (0.58%) Law
10 4 (0.47%) Back Office
11 3 (0.35%) Legal
11 3 (0.35%) Military
11 3 (0.35%) Local Government
12 2 (0.23%) Billing
12 2 (0.23%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.12%) Publishing
13 1 (0.12%) Games
Job Titles
1 109 (12.70%) Analyst
2 94 (10.96%) Developer
3 93 (10.84%) Support Engineer
4 77 (8.97%) 2nd Line Support
5 69 (8.04%) Desktop Support
6 60 (6.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 55 (6.41%) Consultant
8 41 (4.78%) Administrator
8 41 (4.78%) Support Analyst
9 38 (4.43%) 3rd Line Support
10 32 (3.73%) Desktop Engineer
11 29 (3.38%) Service Desk Analyst
11 29 (3.38%) Service Analyst
12 26 (3.03%) Architect
13 25 (2.91%) IT Support
14 24 (2.80%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 23 (2.68%) Server Engineer
16 22 (2.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 22 (2.56%) Deployment Engineer
17 21 (2.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (6.88%) .NET
2 29 (3.38%) Application Packaging
3 28 (3.26%) HTML
4 26 (3.03%) Web Services
5 24 (2.80%) CSS
6 20 (2.33%) XML
6 20 (2.33%) SOAP
7 17 (1.98%) REST
8 16 (1.86%) RESTful
9 15 (1.75%) HTML5
10 14 (1.63%) ASP.NET
11 12 (1.40%) Middleware
11 12 (1.40%) WCF
11 12 (1.40%) CSS3
11 12 (1.40%) Apache Cordova
12 11 (1.28%) jQuery
13 10 (1.17%) Ember.js
13 10 (1.17%) AngularJS
13 10 (1.17%) Backbone.js
13 10 (1.17%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 28 (3.26%) Clustering
2 27 (3.15%) Blackberry
3 24 (2.80%) Management Information System
4 20 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (2.10%) Thin Client
5 18 (2.10%) Fat Client
6 13 (1.52%) PKI
7 12 (1.40%) Wiki
8 11 (1.28%) Mobile App
9 10 (1.17%) Open Source
10 9 (1.05%) User Experience
11 8 (0.93%) Statistics
11 8 (0.93%) Mainframe
12 7 (0.82%) Smartcard
12 7 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
12 7 (0.82%) FMCG
12 7 (0.82%) Mobile Banking
13 6 (0.70%) Private Cloud
13 6 (0.70%) Visualisation
13 6 (0.70%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 267 (31.12%) Windows 7
2 158 (18.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 145 (16.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 135 (15.73%) Windows XP
5 128 (14.92%) Linux
6 109 (12.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 66 (7.69%) Windows 8
7 66 (7.69%) UNIX
8 31 (3.61%) Apple iOS
9 29 (3.38%) Android
10 20 (2.33%) CentOS
11 19 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 19 (2.21%) Solaris
12 16 (1.86%) Ubuntu
13 15 (1.75%) Debian
14 14 (1.63%) Windows CE
14 14 (1.63%) Windows Phone
15 13 (1.52%) AIX
16 10 (1.17%) Windows Vista
17 9 (1.05%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (10.96%) Migration
2 81 (9.44%) ITIL
3 39 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (3.85%) Software Engineering
5 32 (3.73%) Disaster Recovery
6 28 (3.26%) Configuration Management
7 27 (3.15%) Continuous Integration
8 23 (2.68%) DevOps
9 22 (2.56%) Data Migration
10 19 (2.21%) Service Management
11 17 (1.98%) Load Balancing
11 17 (1.98%) User Acceptance Testing
12 16 (1.86%) Project Management
12 16 (1.86%) UML
12 16 (1.86%) Incident Management
13 15 (1.75%) OO
13 15 (1.75%) Service Delivery
14 13 (1.52%) SOA
14 13 (1.52%) Business Intelligence
14 13 (1.52%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 139 (16.20%) SQL
2 61 (7.11%) C#
3 40 (4.66%) Java
4 30 (3.50%) JavaScript
4 30 (3.50%) C++
5 29 (3.38%) Perl
6 28 (3.26%) C
7 26 (3.03%) PowerShell
8 24 (2.80%) Python
9 23 (2.68%) Bash Shell
10 22 (2.56%) Ruby
11 19 (2.21%) VBScript
11 19 (2.21%) PHP
12 18 (2.10%) VB
13 11 (1.28%) T-SQL
14 6 (0.70%) Objective-C
15 5 (0.58%) PL/SQL
15 5 (0.58%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.35%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.35%) Jython
Qualifications
1 163 (19.00%) Security Cleared
2 97 (11.31%) SC Cleared
3 60 (6.99%) DV Cleared
4 43 (5.01%) Cisco Certification
5 36 (4.20%) Microsoft Certification
6 35 (4.08%) CCNA
7 26 (3.03%) MCSE
8 25 (2.91%) Degree
9 14 (1.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 12 (1.40%) MCP
11 9 (1.05%) ISEB
12 8 (0.93%) RHCE
12 8 (0.93%) CISSP
13 7 (0.82%) MCITP
13 7 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (0.70%) MCSA
14 6 (0.70%) CCNP
14 6 (0.70%) A+ Certification
14 6 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 5 (0.58%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.50%) SLA
2 7 (0.82%) JSP 440
3 5 (0.58%) QA
4 3 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.35%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 318 (37.06%) Active Directory
2 144 (16.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (5.36%) Hyper-V
4 39 (4.55%) XenApp
5 26 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
6 24 (2.80%) Samba
7 23 (2.68%) XenDesktop
8 22 (2.56%) vSphere
9 17 (1.98%) XenServer
10 16 (1.86%) VMware ESX
11 15 (1.75%) Postfix
12 13 (1.52%) VMware Server
13 12 (1.40%) iptables
14 11 (1.28%) VMware Workstation
15 10 (1.17%) Terminal Services
16 9 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
17 7 (0.82%) ISA Server
18 6 (0.70%) Forefront TMG
19 4 (0.47%) vCloud
19 4 (0.47%) KVM
Systems Management
1 93 (10.84%) SCCM
2 23 (2.68%) Puppet
3 20 (2.33%) SCOM
4 17 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (1.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 12 (1.40%) Salt
5 12 (1.40%) ZABBIX
5 12 (1.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 11 (1.28%) WSUS
7 10 (1.17%) NetBackup
8 7 (0.82%) Tivoli
8 7 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
8 7 (0.82%) Ansible
9 4 (0.47%) AirWatch
9 4 (0.47%) Backup Exec
9 4 (0.47%) SCVMM
10 3 (0.35%) Nessus
10 3 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.35%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.23%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 290 (33.80%) Microsoft
2 227 (26.46%) VMware
3 145 (16.90%) Citrix
4 95 (11.07%) Cisco
5 50 (5.83%) Oracle
6 37 (4.31%) Symantec
7 36 (4.20%) McAfee
8 28 (3.26%) HP
9 26 (3.03%) Red Hat
10 15 (1.75%) CheckPoint
10 15 (1.75%) NetApp
11 14 (1.63%) Juniper
11 14 (1.63%) Dell
12 13 (1.52%) IBM
13 10 (1.17%) SAP
13 10 (1.17%) Avaya
13 10 (1.17%) Lotus
13 10 (1.17%) AppSense
14 9 (1.05%) Wyse
14 9 (1.05%) Remedy
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