The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Dorset with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
South West / Dorset
Rank 10 4 1
Rank change year-on-year -6 -3  
Contract jobs citing Windows 12 38 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 12.77% 16.31% 24.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 80.00% 64.41% 88.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 26 22
Median daily rate £130 £300 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -56.66% +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £148 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £388 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 16
Median hourly rate £10.75 £11.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.27% -66.15%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.45% +6.89%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Dorset with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Dorset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 15 59 63
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 15.96% 25.32% 28.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 36 26
Median daily rate £150 £313 £258
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -52.00% +21.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £155 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 13 16
Median hourly rate £10.75 £42.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -74.40% +31.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Dorset citing Windows as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Dorset

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in Dorset.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Dorset

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Dorset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Dorset over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Dorset

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows in Dorset.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Dorset

Windows
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 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
Bournemouth +6 10 £110 -51.91% 4
Windows
South West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, 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 Dorset region with a requirement for Windows.

1 22 (43.14%) Windows Server
2 21 (41.18%) Active Directory
3 17 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 16 (31.37%) Windows 10
5 15 (29.41%) Microsoft
5 15 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (29.41%) Windows 7
6 13 (25.49%) Migration
7 11 (21.57%) MS Office
8 9 (17.65%) TCP/IP
8 9 (17.65%) Office 365
9 8 (15.69%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (15.69%) Windows 8
9 8 (15.69%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (15.69%) Android
9 8 (15.69%) Security Cleared
10 7 (13.73%) SC Cleared
11 6 (11.76%) DHCP
11 6 (11.76%) DNS
11 6 (11.76%) LAN
11 6 (11.76%) ITIL
11 6 (11.76%) Firewall
12 5 (9.80%) JavaScript
12 5 (9.80%) SQL
12 5 (9.80%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (9.80%) Scrum
12 5 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (9.80%) Banking
13 4 (7.84%) User Experience
13 4 (7.84%) Apple iOS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset 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 17 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 8 (15.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (9.80%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.96%) Kentico
4 1 (1.96%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.96%) Umbraco
Applications
1 11 (21.57%) MS Office
2 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (17.65%) Office 365
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.96%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (17.65%) TCP/IP
2 6 (11.76%) DHCP
2 6 (11.76%) DNS
2 6 (11.76%) Firewall
2 6 (11.76%) LAN
3 4 (7.84%) VPN
3 4 (7.84%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (7.84%) X.509
4 2 (3.92%) IPv4
4 2 (3.92%) WAN
5 1 (1.96%) IPv6
5 1 (1.96%) NAS
5 1 (1.96%) SAN
5 1 (1.96%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (9.80%) Banking
2 4 (7.84%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (27.45%) Analyst
2 10 (19.61%) Support Engineer
3 9 (17.65%) Support Analyst
4 6 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (11.76%) Developer
5 5 (9.80%) 1st Line Engineer
5 5 (9.80%) Migration Analyst
5 5 (9.80%) Windows Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Applications Developer
6 4 (7.84%) Build Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 4 (7.84%) Mobile Developer
6 4 (7.84%) Project Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Service Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (5.88%) Desktop Support
7 3 (5.88%) Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.88%) J2EE
2 2 (3.92%) ADO
3 1 (1.96%) .NET
3 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.96%) CSS
3 1 (1.96%) HTML
3 1 (1.96%) NHibernate
3 1 (1.96%) WCF
3 1 (1.96%) Web Services
3 1 (1.96%) WinForms
3 1 (1.96%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.84%) Graphic Design
1 4 (7.84%) iPhone
1 4 (7.84%) Mobile App
1 4 (7.84%) User Experience
2 2 (3.92%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.96%) BYOD
3 1 (1.96%) Clustering
3 1 (1.96%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (1.96%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.96%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 22 (43.14%) Windows Server
2 16 (31.37%) Windows 10
3 15 (29.41%) Windows 7
3 15 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (15.69%) Android
4 8 (15.69%) Windows 8
4 8 (15.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (7.84%) Apple iOS
6 3 (5.88%) Linux
6 3 (5.88%) Windows XP
7 2 (3.92%) VMS
8 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.96%) Unix
8 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.49%) Migration
2 6 (11.76%) ITIL
3 5 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (9.80%) Scrum
4 4 (7.84%) CRM
4 4 (7.84%) Incident Management
4 4 (7.84%) Release Management
5 3 (5.88%) Fault Analysis
6 2 (3.92%) ITSM
6 2 (3.92%) Network Management
6 2 (3.92%) Service Management
6 2 (3.92%) Systems Analysis
7 1 (1.96%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (1.96%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (1.96%) Data Migration
7 1 (1.96%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.96%) MVC
7 1 (1.96%) Performance Management
7 1 (1.96%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (1.96%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.80%) JavaScript
1 5 (9.80%) SQL
2 4 (7.84%) Java
3 2 (3.92%) C#
3 2 (3.92%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.96%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.96%) C++
4 1 (1.96%) Perl
4 1 (1.96%) PHP
4 1 (1.96%) PHP 5
4 1 (1.96%) Python
4 1 (1.96%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (15.69%) Security Cleared
2 7 (13.73%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.96%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 21 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.92%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.96%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (1.96%) NetBackup
1 1 (1.96%) Network Intrusion Detection System
1 1 (1.96%) SCCM
1 1 (1.96%) Veritas Storage Foundation
1 1 (1.96%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.88%) Citrix
3 2 (3.92%) Oracle
3 2 (3.92%) VMware
4 1 (1.96%) arcserve
4 1 (1.96%) Cisco
4 1 (1.96%) Dell
4 1 (1.96%) EMC
4 1 (1.96%) IBM
4 1 (1.96%) Intel Security
4 1 (1.96%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.96%) Juniper
4 1 (1.96%) LogRhythm
4 1 (1.96%) Veritas
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