The first table below looks at the demand for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Basingstoke region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Basingstoke region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 1 16 2
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -14
Contract jobs citing Windows 56 43 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 26.05% 17.70% 24.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.92% 86.00% 78.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 17 12
Average daily rate £225 £338 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £261 £101
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £438 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 7
Average hourly rate £20.75 £13.75 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.90% -51.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £11.14 £11.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.55 £39.00 £35.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Basingstoke
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
89 50 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 41.40% 20.58% 30.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 21 19
Average daily rate £225 £338 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £258 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £438 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 7
Average hourly rate £28.00 £15.25 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.60% -50.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.50 £13.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.85 £39.00 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows
Hampshire

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Basingstoke region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Basingstoke region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Basingstoke

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Basingstoke region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Basingstoke

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in Basingstoke

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Basingstoke region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Basingstoke

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Basingstoke 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 37 (35.92%) Microsoft
2 32 (31.07%) Active Directory
3 30 (29.13%) Windows 7
4 28 (27.18%) ITIL
5 27 (26.21%) Windows XP
5 27 (26.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (22.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 22 (21.36%) SQL
8 21 (20.39%) SQL Server
8 21 (20.39%) MS Excel
9 20 (19.42%) Security Cleared
10 18 (17.48%) MS Exchange
11 17 (16.50%) SC Cleared
11 17 (16.50%) Exchange Server 2010
12 16 (15.53%) Windows Server 2012
12 16 (15.53%) SCCM
12 16 (15.53%) Finance
12 16 (15.53%) VMware
13 15 (14.56%) MS Office
14 14 (13.59%) Oracle
14 14 (13.59%) IBM
14 14 (13.59%) Middleware
14 14 (13.59%) Blackberry
15 13 (12.62%) SAN
15 13 (12.62%) Internet
15 13 (12.62%) AIX
15 13 (12.62%) PowerShell
16 12 (11.65%) SQL Server 2005
16 12 (11.65%) Linux
16 12 (11.65%) Hyper-V

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Basingstoke 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 18 (17.48%) MS Exchange
2 17 (16.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (10.68%) IBM Notes
4 9 (8.74%) Lotus Domino
5 8 (7.77%) SharePoint
5 8 (7.77%) WebSphere
6 4 (3.88%) IIS
7 3 (2.91%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (2.91%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.94%) Apache
8 2 (1.94%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.94%) MS Project Server
8 2 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.94%) ArcGIS
8 2 (1.94%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.97%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.97%) WebSphere Process Server
9 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.97%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.97%) Lync
Applications
1 21 (20.39%) MS Excel
2 15 (14.56%) MS Office
3 2 (1.94%) MS Project
4 1 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.94%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.97%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.62%) SAN
1 13 (12.62%) Internet
2 10 (9.71%) LAN
2 10 (9.71%) WAN
3 8 (7.77%) SSL
3 8 (7.77%) Connectrix
4 7 (6.80%) VPN
4 7 (6.80%) DNS
5 5 (4.85%) Firewall
6 4 (3.88%) TCP/IP
6 4 (3.88%) Unified Communications
7 3 (2.91%) DHCP
8 2 (1.94%) ATM
8 2 (1.94%) HTTP
8 2 (1.94%) SSH
9 1 (0.97%) Cisco IPT
9 1 (0.97%) LTE
9 1 (0.97%) NAS
9 1 (0.97%) Wireless
9 1 (0.97%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (20.39%) SQL Server
2 12 (11.65%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (5.83%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.88%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (3.88%) DB2
4 4 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.91%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (2.91%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.94%) MySQL
7 1 (0.97%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.97%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.97%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.91%) Subversion
1 3 (2.91%) Hudson
1 3 (2.91%) SoapUI
2 2 (1.94%) TortoiseSVN
2 2 (1.94%) LoadUI
2 2 (1.94%) StarTeam
2 2 (1.94%) Ant
2 2 (1.94%) WinRunner
2 2 (1.94%) TestDirector
2 2 (1.94%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (1.94%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.97%) CruiseControl
3 1 (0.97%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.97%) MSBuild
General
1 16 (15.53%) Finance
2 7 (6.80%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.91%) Banking
4 2 (1.94%) Legal
5 1 (0.97%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.97%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.97%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 11 (10.68%) Analyst
1 11 (10.68%) 1st Line Support
1 11 (10.68%) Support Engineer
2 10 (9.71%) Administrator
3 7 (6.80%) Consultant
4 6 (5.83%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 5 (4.85%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (4.85%) Test Manager
5 5 (4.85%) Developer
5 5 (4.85%) Service Analyst
6 4 (3.88%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (3.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (3.88%) Architect
6 4 (3.88%) IT Support Engineer
6 4 (3.88%) Applications Architect
6 4 (3.88%) IT Support
6 4 (3.88%) Storage Administrator
6 4 (3.88%) Database Engineer
7 3 (2.91%) Integration Engineer
7 3 (2.91%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.59%) Middleware
2 7 (6.80%) .NET
3 5 (4.85%) XML
4 4 (3.88%) XSLT
4 4 (3.88%) Software Packaging
5 3 (2.91%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (2.91%) SOAP
5 3 (2.91%) Web Services
6 2 (1.94%) Classic ASP
6 2 (1.94%) WSDL
6 2 (1.94%) XSD
6 2 (1.94%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.94%) JSON
6 2 (1.94%) REST
7 1 (0.97%) jQuery
7 1 (0.97%) HTML
7 1 (0.97%) LAMP
7 1 (0.97%) Ajax
7 1 (0.97%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.59%) Blackberry
2 8 (7.77%) CLARiiON
2 8 (7.77%) EMC Centera
3 7 (6.80%) Replication
4 4 (3.88%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.91%) Symmetrix DMX
5 3 (2.91%) Clustering
6 2 (1.94%) PKI
6 2 (1.94%) DataPower
7 1 (0.97%) IPTV
7 1 (0.97%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.97%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 30 (29.13%) Windows 7
2 27 (26.21%) Windows XP
2 27 (26.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (22.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (15.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (12.62%) AIX
6 12 (11.65%) Linux
7 11 (10.68%) UNIX
7 11 (10.68%) Solaris
8 5 (4.85%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.97%) Debian
10 1 (0.97%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (27.18%) ITIL
2 11 (10.68%) Change Management
2 11 (10.68%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (8.74%) Data Protection
4 8 (7.77%) Configuration Management
5 6 (5.83%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (4.85%) Migration
7 4 (3.88%) Risk Management
7 4 (3.88%) Incident Management
7 4 (3.88%) SOA
8 3 (2.91%) Project Management
8 3 (2.91%) E-Commerce
8 3 (2.91%) Software Engineering
8 3 (2.91%) Release Management
9 2 (1.94%) Unit Testing
9 2 (1.94%) Test Automation
9 2 (1.94%) Project Planning
9 2 (1.94%) Information Security
9 2 (1.94%) TOGAF
9 2 (1.94%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (21.36%) SQL
2 13 (12.62%) PowerShell
3 8 (7.77%) Java
4 5 (4.85%) C++
5 4 (3.88%) C#
6 3 (2.91%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.91%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.94%) Ruby
8 1 (0.97%) PHP5
8 1 (0.97%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.97%) Jython
8 1 (0.97%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.97%) VBScript
8 1 (0.97%) Python
8 1 (0.97%) Perl
8 1 (0.97%) PHP
8 1 (0.97%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.97%) C
8 1 (0.97%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 20 (19.42%) Security Cleared
2 17 (16.50%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.85%) Degree
4 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.94%) CCNP
5 2 (1.94%) ISEB
5 2 (1.94%) CISSP
5 2 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.94%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.97%) MCSE
6 1 (0.97%) CCDP
6 1 (0.97%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.97%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.74%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (31.07%) Active Directory
2 12 (11.65%) Hyper-V
3 7 (6.80%) SRDF
3 7 (6.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (4.85%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (3.88%) NFS
6 2 (1.94%) DFS Replication
6 2 (1.94%) vSphere
6 2 (1.94%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.97%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.97%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.97%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 16 (15.53%) SCCM
2 10 (9.71%) SCOM
3 9 (8.74%) SCVMM
3 9 (8.74%) NetBackup
3 9 (8.74%) SCDPM
4 7 (6.80%) EMC TimeFinder
5 5 (4.85%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (3.88%) EMC Navisphere
6 4 (3.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 4 (3.88%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (1.94%) Netcool
7 2 (1.94%) WMI
8 1 (0.97%) WSUS
8 1 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 37 (35.92%) Microsoft
2 16 (15.53%) VMware
3 14 (13.59%) Oracle
3 14 (13.59%) IBM
4 11 (10.68%) Lotus
5 10 (9.71%) NetApp
6 9 (8.74%) Cisco
6 9 (8.74%) EMC
6 9 (8.74%) Brocade
7 8 (7.77%) Citrix
7 8 (7.77%) HP
8 7 (6.80%) Veritas
9 5 (4.85%) Symantec
9 5 (4.85%) Remedy
9 5 (4.85%) McAfee
10 3 (2.91%) LANDesk
10 3 (2.91%) Veeam
10 3 (2.91%) Lumension
11 2 (1.94%) ESRI
11 2 (1.94%) Nokia
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