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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 1 13
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +12
Contract jobs citing Windows 47 66 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 18.73% 34.74% 16.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.51% 82.50% 74.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 28 18
Average daily rate
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£383 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.27% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £318 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 2
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £11.88 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £21.50 £17.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
Windows
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
74 80 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 29.48% 42.11% 22.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 35 32
Average daily rate £388 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 2
Average hourly rate £19.00 £13.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.74% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 37 (41.57%) Microsoft
2 31 (34.83%) Active Directory
3 30 (33.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (28.09%) VMware
5 22 (24.72%) VMware Infrastructure
6 20 (22.47%) ITIL
6 20 (22.47%) Linux
7 19 (21.35%) MS Excel
7 19 (21.35%) Windows 7
8 18 (20.22%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (17.98%) Change Management
9 16 (17.98%) Solaris
10 15 (16.85%) Oracle
10 15 (16.85%) IBM
11 14 (15.73%) Windows XP
11 14 (15.73%) MS Exchange
11 14 (15.73%) Finance
11 14 (15.73%) Information Security
11 14 (15.73%) Windows Server 2012
12 13 (14.61%) UNIX
12 13 (14.61%) MS Office
12 13 (14.61%) Security Management
13 12 (13.48%) AIX
14 11 (12.36%) SQL Server
14 11 (12.36%) SQL
14 11 (12.36%) Intrusion Detection
14 11 (12.36%) SCCM
15 10 (11.24%) Security Cleared
15 10 (11.24%) Firewall
15 10 (11.24%) Remedy

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 14 (15.73%) MS Exchange
2 7 (7.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (6.74%) IIS
4 5 (5.62%) Lync
5 4 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (3.37%) Apache
7 2 (2.25%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.25%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.25%) JBoss
7 2 (2.25%) WebSphere
7 2 (2.25%) WebLogic
8 1 (1.12%) CMS
8 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.12%) MS Project Server
8 1 (1.12%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 19 (21.35%) MS Excel
2 13 (14.61%) MS Office
3 9 (10.11%) MS Project
3 9 (10.11%) MS Visio
4 3 (3.37%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.12%) Photoshop
5 1 (1.12%) Fireworks
5 1 (1.12%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 5 (5.62%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.12%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.36%) Intrusion Detection
2 10 (11.24%) Firewall
3 7 (7.87%) VPN
3 7 (7.87%) LDAP
4 6 (6.74%) TCP/IP
4 6 (6.74%) DNS
5 4 (4.49%) Wireless
6 3 (3.37%) SSH
6 3 (3.37%) SSL
6 3 (3.37%) Ethernet
6 3 (3.37%) HTTP
7 2 (2.25%) Kerberos
7 2 (2.25%) DHCP
7 2 (2.25%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (2.25%) Network Security
7 2 (2.25%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (2.25%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (1.12%) NAS
8 1 (1.12%) Unified Communications
8 1 (1.12%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.36%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.87%) MySQL
3 4 (4.49%) Data Mining
3 4 (4.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.37%) MS Access
4 3 (3.37%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.25%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.25%) DB2
5 2 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (5.62%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.37%) CruiseControl
2 3 (3.37%) Subversion
2 3 (3.37%) TeamCity
3 2 (2.25%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.25%) Mercurial
3 2 (2.25%) Bazaar
3 2 (2.25%) Maven
3 2 (2.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (2.25%) Ant
3 2 (2.25%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.12%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.12%) MSBuild
4 1 (1.12%) NuGet
4 1 (1.12%) Artifactory
4 1 (1.12%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 14 (15.73%) Finance
2 7 (7.87%) Financial Institution
3 3 (3.37%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.25%) Law
4 2 (2.25%) Banking
4 2 (2.25%) Retail
5 1 (1.12%) Marketing
5 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (30.34%) Analyst
2 9 (10.11%) Consultant
3 7 (7.87%) Support Analyst
4 6 (6.74%) Developer
4 6 (6.74%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (6.74%) Senior Analyst
4 6 (6.74%) Security Analyst
4 6 (6.74%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 5 (5.62%) Server Engineer
6 4 (4.49%) Senior Security Analyst
6 4 (4.49%) Wintel Server Engineer
6 4 (4.49%) Wintel Engineer
6 4 (4.49%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
6 4 (4.49%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (4.49%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (4.49%) Service Analyst
6 4 (4.49%) Support Engineer
7 3 (3.37%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (3.37%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 3 (3.37%) Messaging Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.74%) .NET
2 3 (3.37%) ASP.NET
2 3 (3.37%) CSS
2 3 (3.37%) Middleware
2 3 (3.37%) XHTML
2 3 (3.37%) HTML
3 2 (2.25%) Backbone.js
3 2 (2.25%) SailPoint
3 2 (2.25%) AngularJS
3 2 (2.25%) SAML
3 2 (2.25%) OAuth
3 2 (2.25%) XACML
3 2 (2.25%) OpenID
4 1 (1.12%) HTML5
4 1 (1.12%) CSS3
4 1 (1.12%) FBML
4 1 (1.12%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.12%) CodeIgniter
4 1 (1.12%) jQuery
4 1 (1.12%) Google Maps API
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.24%) Data Centre
2 9 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.11%) Management Information System
3 8 (8.99%) Clustering
3 8 (8.99%) Blackberry
4 6 (6.74%) Mainframe
4 6 (6.74%) AS400
4 6 (6.74%) IBM Mainframe
5 4 (4.49%) PKI
6 3 (3.37%) iPhone
7 2 (2.25%) Mathematics
7 2 (2.25%) Replication
7 2 (2.25%) SecurID
8 1 (1.12%) EPoS
8 1 (1.12%) NHS
8 1 (1.12%) W3C
8 1 (1.12%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.12%) Life Science
8 1 (1.12%) Cybernetics
8 1 (1.12%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 30 (33.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 20 (22.47%) Linux
3 19 (21.35%) Windows 7
4 18 (20.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (17.98%) Solaris
6 14 (15.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (15.73%) Windows XP
7 13 (14.61%) UNIX
8 12 (13.48%) AIX
9 7 (7.87%) Windows 8
10 3 (3.37%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (3.37%) Windows Vista
11 2 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (2.25%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (22.47%) ITIL
2 16 (17.98%) Change Management
3 14 (15.73%) Information Security
4 13 (14.61%) Security Management
5 9 (10.11%) Cyber Security
6 7 (7.87%) Information Security Management
6 7 (7.87%) Content Management
7 6 (6.74%) Penetration Testing
8 5 (5.62%) Load Balancing
8 5 (5.62%) Mentoring
9 4 (4.49%) Analytics
9 4 (4.49%) Vulnerability Management
9 4 (4.49%) Problem Management
9 4 (4.49%) Release Management
9 4 (4.49%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (4.49%) Web Development
9 4 (4.49%) Configuration Management
9 4 (4.49%) Project Management
10 3 (3.37%) OOP
10 3 (3.37%) OO
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.36%) SQL
2 8 (8.99%) Perl
2 8 (8.99%) PowerShell
3 5 (5.62%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.49%) Java
4 4 (4.49%) VBScript
4 4 (4.49%) VB
5 3 (3.37%) VBA
5 3 (3.37%) Python
5 3 (3.37%) C
6 2 (2.25%) Ruby
6 2 (2.25%) Bourne shell
7 1 (1.12%) PHP
7 1 (1.12%) PHP5
7 1 (1.12%) C#
7 1 (1.12%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (11.24%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.87%) DV Cleared
2 7 (7.87%) CISSP
3 6 (6.74%) Degree
4 5 (5.62%) ISEB
5 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (3.37%) GCIA
6 3 (3.37%) GCIH
6 3 (3.37%) MCSE
7 2 (2.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (2.25%) VCP4
8 1 (1.12%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.12%) MCSA
8 1 (1.12%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.87%) SLA
1 7 (7.87%) PCI DSS
2 5 (5.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (3.37%) COBIT
3 3 (3.37%) COSO
4 1 (1.12%) QA
4 1 (1.12%) WAI
System Software
1 31 (34.83%) Active Directory
2 22 (24.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.62%) VMware ESX
3 5 (5.62%) Tivoli Directory Server
4 4 (4.49%) Hyper-V
5 3 (3.37%) vSphere
6 2 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (12.36%) SCCM
2 5 (5.62%) Tivoli
2 5 (5.62%) CA Single Sign-On
3 4 (4.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (2.25%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.25%) SCOM
4 2 (2.25%) Oracle Identity Management
4 2 (2.25%) OpenAM
4 2 (2.25%) vMotion
4 2 (2.25%) SnapMirror
5 1 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (1.12%) Data Guard
5 1 (1.12%) Puppet
5 1 (1.12%) WSUS
5 1 (1.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 37 (41.57%) Microsoft
2 25 (28.09%) VMware
3 15 (16.85%) Oracle
3 15 (16.85%) IBM
4 10 (11.24%) Remedy
5 8 (8.99%) CA
5 8 (8.99%) Cisco
6 5 (5.62%) McAfee
7 4 (4.49%) Proofpoint
8 2 (2.25%) Brocade
8 2 (2.25%) NetScout
8 2 (2.25%) Imperva
8 2 (2.25%) F5
8 2 (2.25%) Bomgar
8 2 (2.25%) ForgeRock
8 2 (2.25%) CommVault
8 2 (2.25%) NetApp
8 2 (2.25%) Nokia
8 2 (2.25%) Veritas
8 2 (2.25%) Red Hat