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 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 4 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1  
Contract jobs citing Windows 30 43 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 22.73% 16.93% 15.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 85.71% 75.44% 65.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 18 18
Median daily rate £325 £300 £198
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +51.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £134 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £383 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Median hourly rate £26.96 £14.49 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +86.10% +11.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.52 £11.59 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.39 £26.09 £41.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.38 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.39% +5.64%  

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 35 57 44
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 26.52% 22.44% 23.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 29 20
Median daily rate £349 £384 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.12% +66.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £145 £117
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 6
Median hourly rate £39.50 £16.97 £33.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +132.76% -48.96%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.42 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £31.75 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

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 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 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 +4 18 £300 -9.09% 14
Wimborne - 2 - - 6
Weymouth +1 1 £250 -
Dorchester 0 1 - -
Windows
South West

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 21 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 21 (50.00%) Migration
2 20 (47.62%) MS Exchange
3 19 (45.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (40.48%) SAN
4 17 (40.48%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (35.71%) Windows Server
6 14 (33.33%) PowerShell
6 14 (33.33%) Windows 7
6 14 (33.33%) Windows 10
7 13 (30.95%) VMware
8 12 (28.57%) SQL
8 12 (28.57%) WSUS
9 11 (26.19%) Oracle
9 11 (26.19%) Active Directory
9 11 (26.19%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (23.81%) Patch Management
11 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (21.43%) Finance
11 9 (21.43%) Unix
12 8 (19.05%) SQL Server
12 8 (19.05%) McAfee
12 8 (19.05%) McAfee ePO
12 8 (19.05%) Windows 8
13 7 (16.67%) Security Patching
13 7 (16.67%) Application Packaging
14 6 (14.29%) NAS
14 6 (14.29%) Service Delivery
15 5 (11.90%) Symantec
15 5 (11.90%) Veeam

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 20 (47.62%) MS Exchange
2 17 (40.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (11.90%) Skype for Business
4 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.38%) EPiServer
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (40.48%) SAN
2 6 (14.29%) NAS
3 5 (11.90%) Remote Desktop
3 5 (11.90%) Skype
4 3 (7.14%) Firewall
4 3 (7.14%) IP Telephony
4 3 (7.14%) LAN
5 2 (4.76%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.38%) Internet
6 1 (2.38%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.90%) Oracle Database
2 5 (11.90%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 9 (21.43%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Back Office
3 2 (4.76%) Aerospace
3 2 (4.76%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 17 (40.48%) Analyst
2 15 (35.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 9 (21.43%) Support Engineer
4 8 (19.05%) Infrastructure Support
4 8 (19.05%) Windows Engineer
5 6 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (11.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 5 (11.90%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (11.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (11.90%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 4 (9.52%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (9.52%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
7 4 (9.52%) Build Engineer
7 4 (9.52%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 4 (9.52%) Project Engineer
7 4 (9.52%) Windows Support Engineer
8 3 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (7.14%) Oracle Analyst
8 3 (7.14%) Server Engineer
8 3 (7.14%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) .NET
1 1 (2.38%) ADO
1 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.38%) CSS
1 1 (2.38%) HTML
1 1 (2.38%) WCF
1 1 (2.38%) Web Services
1 1 (2.38%) WinForms
1 1 (2.38%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) iPad
2 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.14%) VAX
3 2 (4.76%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.38%) BYOD
4 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.38%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 19 (45.24%) Windows Server 2008
2 15 (35.71%) Windows Server
3 14 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 14 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 9 (21.43%) Unix
4 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (19.05%) Windows 8
6 4 (9.52%) Linux
7 2 (4.76%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (50.00%) Migration
2 11 (26.19%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (23.81%) Patch Management
4 7 (16.67%) Application Packaging
4 7 (16.67%) Security Patching
5 6 (14.29%) Service Delivery
6 4 (9.52%) Data Migration
7 2 (4.76%) Change Management
7 2 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (2.38%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (2.38%) MVC
8 1 (2.38%) Performance Management
8 1 (2.38%) Project Management
8 1 (2.38%) Risk Management
8 1 (2.38%) SDLC
8 1 (2.38%) Software Engineering
8 1 (2.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (2.38%) Systems Analysis
8 1 (2.38%) Test Planning
8 1 (2.38%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 12 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (4.76%) Bash Shell
3 2 (4.76%) C#
4 1 (2.38%) C++
4 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.38%) Perl
4 1 (2.38%) PHP
4 1 (2.38%) PHP 5
4 1 (2.38%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.38%) Python
4 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
1 4 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.38%) CCNA
2 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) QA
1 1 (2.38%) RMADS
1 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (26.19%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.52%) VMware Server
3 2 (4.76%) NFS
Systems Management
1 12 (28.57%) WSUS
2 8 (19.05%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (11.90%) AirWatch
3 5 (11.90%) Backup Exec
3 5 (11.90%) SCCM
3 5 (11.90%) SCOM
3 5 (11.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (7.14%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (4.76%) NetApp OnCommand
6 1 (2.38%) NetBackup
6 1 (2.38%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 21 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (30.95%) VMware
3 11 (26.19%) Oracle
4 8 (19.05%) McAfee
5 5 (11.90%) MobileIron
5 5 (11.90%) Symantec
5 5 (11.90%) Veeam
6 4 (9.52%) Sage
7 3 (7.14%) Sun
8 2 (4.76%) Brocade
8 2 (4.76%) NetApp
9 1 (2.38%) Cisco
9 1 (2.38%) Dell
9 1 (2.38%) EMC
9 1 (2.38%) IBM
9 1 (2.38%) Sitecore
9 1 (2.38%) Veritas
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