The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 1 17
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +16
Contract jobs citing Windows 42 49 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 20.10% 26.49% 17.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.67% 68.06% 84.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 24 18
Average daily rate
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£290 £225 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.88% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £143 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £361 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 14
Average hourly rate £13.21 £20.75 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.32% +72.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.67 £14.95 £11.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.45 £26.55 £31.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.80 £15.35 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.58% +2.33%
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Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Basingstoke region.

Operating Systems Category
Basingstoke
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
63 72 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 30.14% 38.92% 20.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 40 22
Average daily rate £290 £225 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.88% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £185 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £400 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 14
Average hourly rate £15.75 £28.00 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.75% +103.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.89 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £37.85 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 1 April 2015.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 36 (36.73%) Microsoft
2 34 (34.69%) Active Directory
3 31 (31.63%) Security Cleared
4 29 (29.59%) Linux
5 28 (28.57%) VMware
6 20 (20.41%) DV Cleared
6 20 (20.41%) Windows 7
6 20 (20.41%) Oracle
7 19 (19.39%) Red Hat
8 18 (18.37%) ITIL
8 18 (18.37%) VMware Infrastructure
9 17 (17.35%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (16.33%) MS Office
10 16 (16.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (16.33%) HP
11 15 (15.31%) Windows XP
12 14 (14.29%) SQL
12 14 (14.29%) SC Cleared
13 13 (13.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 13 (13.27%) Finance
14 12 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
15 11 (11.22%) MySQL
15 11 (11.22%) MS Excel
15 11 (11.22%) PCI DSS
15 11 (11.22%) SCCM
16 10 (10.20%) IBM
16 10 (10.20%) Windows 8
16 10 (10.20%) Windows Server 2012
17 9 (9.18%) PowerShell
17 9 (9.18%) Hyper-V

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 7 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.10%) OpenStack
3 4 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (3.06%) Apache
5 2 (2.04%) Lync
5 2 (2.04%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.04%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.04%) JBoss
5 2 (2.04%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.04%) IIS
6 1 (1.02%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.02%) CMS
6 1 (1.02%) Drupal
6 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.02%) WordPress
6 1 (1.02%) Node.js
Applications
1 16 (16.33%) MS Office
2 11 (11.22%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.06%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (2.04%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.04%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.04%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.06%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (3.06%) OpenShift
2 1 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.16%) Firewall
1 8 (8.16%) Wireless
2 6 (6.12%) TCP/IP
3 5 (5.10%) DNS
3 5 (5.10%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (4.08%) LDAP
5 3 (3.06%) HTTPS
5 3 (3.06%) VPN
5 3 (3.06%) FTP
5 3 (3.06%) LAN
5 3 (3.06%) VoIP
5 3 (3.06%) WAN
5 3 (3.06%) DMZ
5 3 (3.06%) NAS
6 2 (2.04%) OpenLDAP
6 2 (2.04%) SSH
6 2 (2.04%) SAN
6 2 (2.04%) Ethernet
6 2 (2.04%) SMS
6 2 (2.04%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.22%) MySQL
2 8 (8.16%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.08%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.08%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (3.06%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.04%) EDRMS
5 2 (2.04%) Data Mining
5 2 (2.04%) MS Access
5 2 (2.04%) DB2
6 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.02%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (4.08%) Git (software)
1 4 (4.08%) Subversion
2 3 (3.06%) CruiseControl
2 3 (3.06%) StarTeam
2 3 (3.06%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.04%) TeamCity
3 2 (2.04%) Bazaar
3 2 (2.04%) Mercurial
3 2 (2.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (2.04%) Maven
3 2 (2.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (2.04%) Ant
4 1 (1.02%) ClearCase
4 1 (1.02%) NUnit
4 1 (1.02%) CppUnit
4 1 (1.02%) GoogleTest
General
1 13 (13.27%) Finance
2 3 (3.06%) Financial Institution
2 3 (3.06%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.02%) Legal
3 1 (1.02%) Retail
3 1 (1.02%) Marketing
3 1 (1.02%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 14 (14.29%) Analyst
2 12 (12.24%) 1st Line Support
3 11 (11.22%) Architect
4 9 (9.18%) Desktop Support
4 9 (9.18%) Integration Engineer
5 8 (8.16%) Consultant
5 8 (8.16%) Support Technician
6 7 (7.14%) 1st Line Support Technician
7 6 (6.12%) Developer
8 5 (5.10%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (5.10%) Desktop Engineer
9 4 (4.08%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
9 4 (4.08%) Wintel Server Engineer
9 4 (4.08%) Wintel Engineer
9 4 (4.08%) Help Desk Support
9 4 (4.08%) Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (4.08%) Server Engineer
9 4 (4.08%) Service Analyst
9 4 (4.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (4.08%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.10%) .NET
2 4 (4.08%) Middleware
3 3 (3.06%) HTML
3 3 (3.06%) CSS
3 3 (3.06%) LAMP
4 2 (2.04%) SailPoint
4 2 (2.04%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.04%) Backbone.js
4 2 (2.04%) OAuth
4 2 (2.04%) XACML
4 2 (2.04%) OpenID
4 2 (2.04%) SAML
4 2 (2.04%) XHTML
5 1 (1.02%) SOAP
5 1 (1.02%) Web Services
5 1 (1.02%) XML
5 1 (1.02%) XSLT
5 1 (1.02%) Classic ASP
5 1 (1.02%) Ajax
5 1 (1.02%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.10%) Blackberry
2 5 (5.10%) PKI
2 5 (5.10%) Open Source
3 4 (4.08%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.06%) AS400
4 3 (3.06%) Mainframe
4 3 (3.06%) e-Health
4 3 (3.06%) Cryptography
4 3 (3.06%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (3.06%) Hedge funds
5 2 (2.04%) SecurID
5 2 (2.04%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.04%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 29 (29.59%) Linux
2 20 (20.41%) Windows 7
3 17 (17.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (16.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (15.31%) Windows XP
6 13 (13.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (10.20%) Windows 8
7 10 (10.20%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (8.16%) UNIX
9 6 (6.12%) Solaris
10 4 (4.08%) AIX
11 3 (3.06%) CentOS
12 2 (2.04%) Windows Vista
13 1 (1.02%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (18.37%) ITIL
2 7 (7.14%) Information Security
3 6 (6.12%) Migration
4 5 (5.10%) Security Management
4 5 (5.10%) Analytics
4 5 (5.10%) Cyber Security
4 5 (5.10%) Mentoring
5 4 (4.08%) SIEM
5 4 (4.08%) CAD
5 4 (4.08%) Configuration Management
5 4 (4.08%) Change Management
5 4 (4.08%) OO
6 3 (3.06%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (3.06%) MVC
6 3 (3.06%) Asset Management
6 3 (3.06%) Content Management
6 3 (3.06%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (3.06%) Time Management
6 3 (3.06%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (3.06%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 14 (14.29%) SQL
2 9 (9.18%) PowerShell
3 7 (7.14%) Java
3 7 (7.14%) VBScript
3 7 (7.14%) VB
3 7 (7.14%) Python
4 6 (6.12%) Shell Script
4 6 (6.12%) JavaScript
4 6 (6.12%) C
5 5 (5.10%) Perl
6 4 (4.08%) C++
7 3 (3.06%) VBA
7 3 (3.06%) AWK
7 3 (3.06%) Korn
7 3 (3.06%) Ruby
7 3 (3.06%) Bash Shell
7 3 (3.06%) sed
8 2 (2.04%) Bourne shell
9 1 (1.02%) C#
9 1 (1.02%) PHP
Qualifications
1 31 (31.63%) Security Cleared
2 20 (20.41%) DV Cleared
3 14 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 6 (6.12%) Degree
5 4 (4.08%) CISSP
6 3 (3.06%) CCNA
6 3 (3.06%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (3.06%) RHCE
6 3 (3.06%) RHCA
6 3 (3.06%) RHCSA
7 2 (2.04%) GCIA
7 2 (2.04%) GCIH
7 2 (2.04%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.22%) PCI DSS
2 5 (5.10%) SLA
3 2 (2.04%) COSO
3 2 (2.04%) COBIT
4 1 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 34 (34.69%) Active Directory
2 18 (18.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (9.18%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.04%) Tivoli Directory Server
4 2 (2.04%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 11 (11.22%) SCCM
2 7 (7.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (5.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (5.10%) Tivoli
4 3 (3.06%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (2.04%) OpenAM
5 2 (2.04%) Oracle Identity Management
5 2 (2.04%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 36 (36.73%) Microsoft
2 28 (28.57%) VMware
3 20 (20.41%) Oracle
4 19 (19.39%) Red Hat
5 16 (16.33%) HP
6 10 (10.20%) IBM
7 5 (5.10%) CA
8 4 (4.08%) Proofpoint
9 3 (3.06%) Cisco
9 3 (3.06%) Sun
9 3 (3.06%) Borland
9 3 (3.06%) NetApp
9 3 (3.06%) Apple
9 3 (3.06%) Alias
9 3 (3.06%) Fujitsu
10 2 (2.04%) ForgeRock
10 2 (2.04%) Citrix
10 2 (2.04%) Remedy
10 2 (2.04%) McAfee
10 2 (2.04%) Sybase
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