Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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.

Microsoft Windows
South West > Dorset
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 4 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 63 65 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 21.36% 14.51% 19.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.95% 87.84% 79.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 40 35
Dorset median daily rate £425 £215 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +97.67% +34.38% -37.25%
10th Percentile £205 £110 £113
90th Percentile £465 £403 £454
South West median daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year -7.69% - +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 22
Dorset median hourly rate £23.05 £13.13 £34.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.57% -61.66% +106.14%
10th Percentile £10.71 £10.75 £11.43
90th Percentile £48.75 £16.46 £48.52
South West median hourly rate £16.13 £14.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +15.18% -15.15% +0.76%

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following 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.

All Operating Systems
Dorset
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 97 74 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 32.88% 16.52% 24.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 43 39
Dorset median daily rate £400 £230 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +73.91% +31.43% -49.09%
10th Percentile £200 £110 £113
90th Percentile £486 £400 £460
South West median daily rate £350 £350 £370
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 4 26
Dorset median hourly rate £39.50 £13.13 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +200.84% -64.99% +124.28%
10th Percentile £10.78 £10.75 £12.13
90th Percentile £48.75 £16.46 £45.83
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.26 £17.50
% change year-on-year +14.72% -12.83% +4.67%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Dorset.

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 6 months to 18 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows in Dorset.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Dorset

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Dorset

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Dorset over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Weymouth - 14 £250 - 1
Bournemouth -6 9 £400 +68.42% 3
Poole -3 6 - - 6
Wimborne +4 5 £425 - 1
Blandford Forum - 2 £161 -
Dorchester +4 1 - -
Windows
South West

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 29 (46.03%) Active Directory
2 22 (34.92%) MS Exchange
3 21 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (31.75%) Linux
5 19 (30.16%) Microsoft
6 18 (28.57%) Migration
6 18 (28.57%) Windows 7
7 17 (26.98%) Exchange Server 2010
8 16 (25.40%) Java
8 16 (25.40%) SQL
9 15 (23.81%) Service Delivery
9 15 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (22.22%) Windows 10
10 14 (22.22%) Windows Server
10 14 (22.22%) Windows 8
10 14 (22.22%) Security Cleared
11 13 (20.63%) SC Cleared
12 11 (17.46%) SCCM
12 11 (17.46%) Data Extraction
13 10 (15.87%) SCOM
13 10 (15.87%) Computer Science
13 10 (15.87%) Skype for Business
13 10 (15.87%) Skype
13 10 (15.87%) AirWatch
13 10 (15.87%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 10 (15.87%) MobileIron
13 10 (15.87%) Analytical Skills
13 10 (15.87%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (15.87%) C++
13 10 (15.87%) UML

Windows
Co-occurring 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 22 (34.92%) MS Exchange
2 17 (26.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (15.87%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.59%) EPiServer
4 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.87%) Skype
2 4 (6.35%) DHCP
2 4 (6.35%) LAN
3 3 (4.76%) DNS
3 3 (4.76%) Firewall
3 3 (4.76%) Internet
3 3 (4.76%) IP Telephony
3 3 (4.76%) NAS
3 3 (4.76%) PCoIP
3 3 (4.76%) SAN
4 1 (1.59%) 4G
4 1 (1.59%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.59%) Intranet
4 1 (1.59%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.59%) VoIP
4 1 (1.59%) WAN
4 1 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.76%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 7 (11.11%) Eclipse
1 7 (11.11%) NetBeans
1 7 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.76%) HP UFT
2 3 (4.76%) Rational Rhapsody
2 3 (4.76%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.59%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (7.94%) Aerospace
2 4 (6.35%) Banking
3 3 (4.76%) Back Office
4 2 (3.17%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.59%) Finance
5 1 (1.59%) Games
5 1 (1.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (42.86%) Analyst
2 17 (26.98%) Developer
2 17 (26.98%) Support Engineer
3 12 (19.05%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 9 (14.29%) Active Directory Analyst
4 9 (14.29%) Active Directory Support
4 9 (14.29%) Active Directory Support Analyst
5 8 (12.70%) Infrastructure Support
5 8 (12.70%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 8 (12.70%) Support Analyst
6 6 (9.52%) .NET Developer
6 6 (9.52%) Full Stack Developer
6 6 (9.52%) Migration Analyst
6 6 (9.52%) Windows Engineer
7 5 (7.94%) C++ Developer
7 5 (7.94%) Migration Engineer
7 5 (7.94%) Service Analyst
7 5 (7.94%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (7.94%) Software Engineer
7 5 (7.94%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.70%) .NET
1 8 (12.70%) ASP.NET
2 7 (11.11%) .NET Framework
2 7 (11.11%) Entity Framework
2 7 (11.11%) jQuery
3 6 (9.52%) WCF
4 2 (3.17%) AngularJS
4 2 (3.17%) HTML
5 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.59%) Classic ASP
5 1 (1.59%) CSS
5 1 (1.59%) HTML5
5 1 (1.59%) Node.js
5 1 (1.59%) React
5 1 (1.59%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (1.59%) WinForms
5 1 (1.59%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.87%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (15.87%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.76%) SWIFT
2 3 (4.76%) VAX
3 2 (3.17%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.59%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.59%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 21 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 20 (31.75%) Linux
3 18 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 15 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (22.22%) Windows 10
5 14 (22.22%) Windows 8
5 14 (22.22%) Windows Server
6 10 (15.87%) Unix
7 3 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (4.76%) VMS
8 2 (3.17%) Android
8 2 (3.17%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (28.57%) Migration
2 15 (23.81%) Service Delivery
3 11 (17.46%) Data Extraction
4 10 (15.87%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (15.87%) OO
4 10 (15.87%) UML
5 8 (12.70%) MVC
5 8 (12.70%) System Testing
6 7 (11.11%) Multithreading
7 6 (9.52%) MVVM
7 6 (9.52%) Software Engineering
7 6 (9.52%) TDD
7 6 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (7.94%) ITIL
8 5 (7.94%) Unit Testing
9 3 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (4.76%) Line Management
9 3 (4.76%) Mentoring
9 3 (4.76%) SDLC
9 3 (4.76%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 16 (25.40%) Java
1 16 (25.40%) SQL
2 10 (15.87%) C++
3 9 (14.29%) C#
4 8 (12.70%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.76%) C
6 2 (3.17%) Apple Swift
6 2 (3.17%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.59%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.59%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.59%) VBA
7 1 (1.59%) XAML
Qualifications
1 14 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 13 (20.63%) SC Cleared
3 9 (14.29%) Degree
4 3 (4.76%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.59%) CCNA
5 1 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.59%) MCP
5 1 (1.59%) MCSA
5 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) QA
1 1 (1.59%) RMADS
1 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (46.03%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.59%) Docker
3 1 (1.59%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (17.46%) SCCM
2 10 (15.87%) AirWatch
2 10 (15.87%) SCOM
2 10 (15.87%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (4.76%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (4.76%) Packer
3 3 (4.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (30.16%) Microsoft
2 10 (15.87%) MobileIron
2 10 (15.87%) Symantec
3 4 (6.35%) Citrix
3 4 (6.35%) McAfee
3 4 (6.35%) VMware
4 3 (4.76%) Apple
4 3 (4.76%) Sun
5 1 (1.59%) Adobe
5 1 (1.59%) Cisco
5 1 (1.59%) Google
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle
5 1 (1.59%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.59%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.59%) Xamarin