The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 17 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
-14 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 15 18 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 10.20% 19.35% 24.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.50% 51.43% 86.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 12
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.68% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £239 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £552 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £22.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -39.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-4.19% +3.33%
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Gloucestershire

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

Operating Systems Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
40 35 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 27.21% 37.63% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 19 12
Average daily rate £425 £365 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.43% -8.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Cheltenham region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 17 (37.78%) Linux
1 17 (37.78%) Security Cleared
2 14 (31.11%) DV Cleared
3 13 (28.89%) UNIX
4 12 (26.67%) SQL Server
5 10 (22.22%) MS Office
5 10 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 10 (22.22%) Active Directory
5 10 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (20.00%) SQL
7 8 (17.78%) C++
7 8 (17.78%) Python
7 8 (17.78%) Finance
7 8 (17.78%) Windows 7
8 7 (15.56%) Software Engineering
8 7 (15.56%) VMware
8 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (15.56%) DNS
9 6 (13.33%) Citrix
9 6 (13.33%) MS Excel
9 6 (13.33%) Windows XP
9 6 (13.33%) Manufacturing
9 6 (13.33%) Degree
10 5 (11.11%) Ruby
10 5 (11.11%) Bash Shell
10 5 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (11.11%) Change Control
10 5 (11.11%) OpenStack
10 5 (11.11%) Electronics
10 5 (11.11%) McAfee

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 5 (11.11%) OpenStack
2 3 (6.67%) IIS
3 2 (4.44%) Eucalyptus
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (2.22%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (2.22%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.22%) Apache
4 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (22.22%) MS Office
2 6 (13.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.56%) DNS
2 3 (6.67%) LAN
2 3 (6.67%) WAN
3 2 (4.44%) Ethernet
3 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.22%) ZigBee
4 1 (2.22%) VLAN
4 1 (2.22%) Modbus
4 1 (2.22%) Wireless
4 1 (2.22%) Internet
4 1 (2.22%) SSL
4 1 (2.22%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.89%) MySQL
2 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (6.67%) NoSQL
3 3 (6.67%) Oracle Database
4 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (2.22%) DB2
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle8/8i Database
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Maven
1 3 (6.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.44%) ClearCase
2 2 (4.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (4.44%) Subversion
2 2 (4.44%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.22%) WinRunner
3 1 (2.22%) TestDirector
3 1 (2.22%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (17.78%) Finance
2 6 (13.33%) Manufacturing
3 5 (11.11%) Electronics
4 2 (4.44%) Legal
5 1 (2.22%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (15.56%) Analyst
2 5 (11.11%) Administrator
2 5 (11.11%) Software Engineer
2 5 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 4 (8.89%) Consultant
3 4 (8.89%) DBA
3 4 (8.89%) Architect
4 3 (6.67%) Security Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
4 3 (6.67%) Service Analyst
4 3 (6.67%) Developer
4 3 (6.67%) Technical Architect
5 2 (4.44%) Support Analyst
5 2 (4.44%) Help Desk Analyst
5 2 (4.44%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (4.44%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (4.44%) Test Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Linux Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.67%) RESTful
2 2 (4.44%) COM
2 2 (4.44%) Java EE
3 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.22%) Middleware
3 1 (2.22%) .NET
3 1 (2.22%) MFC
3 1 (2.22%) HTML
3 1 (2.22%) CSS
3 1 (2.22%) XML
3 1 (2.22%) XSL
3 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.22%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Client/Server
2 2 (4.44%) N-Tier
2 2 (4.44%) Replication
2 2 (4.44%) Clustering
2 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.22%) PKI
3 1 (2.22%) PDA
3 1 (2.22%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (2.22%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.22%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.22%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 17 (37.78%) Linux
2 13 (28.89%) UNIX
3 10 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (17.78%) Windows 7
5 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (13.33%) Windows XP
7 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (6.67%) CentOS
8 3 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (6.67%) AIX
9 2 (4.44%) Solaris
9 2 (4.44%) Windows 8
9 2 (4.44%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (2.22%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.56%) Software Engineering
2 5 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (11.11%) Change Control
3 4 (8.89%) OO
3 4 (8.89%) SOA
3 4 (8.89%) Configuration Management
3 4 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (8.89%) SIEM
3 4 (8.89%) Release Management
3 4 (8.89%) Project Planning
3 4 (8.89%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (6.67%) Unit Testing
4 3 (6.67%) Load Balancing
4 3 (6.67%) Software Testing
4 3 (6.67%) Information Management
4 3 (6.67%) Automated Testing
4 3 (6.67%) Security Architecture
4 3 (6.67%) Test Automation
4 3 (6.67%) Migration
5 2 (4.44%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.00%) SQL
2 8 (17.78%) C++
2 8 (17.78%) Python
3 5 (11.11%) Ruby
3 5 (11.11%) Bash Shell
4 3 (6.67%) C
5 2 (4.44%) Java
5 2 (4.44%) Perl
5 2 (4.44%) PL/SQL
5 2 (4.44%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.44%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.22%) C#
6 1 (2.22%) COBOL
6 1 (2.22%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 17 (37.78%) Security Cleared
2 14 (31.11%) DV Cleared
3 6 (13.33%) Degree
4 4 (8.89%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.67%) CISSP
6 2 (4.44%) MCSE
6 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.22%) MCTS
7 1 (2.22%) MCITP
7 1 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.22%) MCSD
7 1 (2.22%) MCSA
7 1 (2.22%) CCA
7 1 (2.22%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (2.22%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.67%) Hyper-V
3 3 (6.67%) XenApp
3 3 (6.67%) vCloud
4 2 (4.44%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (2.22%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) Puppet
1 3 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.44%) Data Guard
3 1 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.22%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (2.22%) Netcool
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 10 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.56%) VMware
3 6 (13.33%) Citrix
4 5 (11.11%) McAfee
4 5 (11.11%) Borland
5 3 (6.67%) Oracle
6 2 (4.44%) Cisco
6 2 (4.44%) NetApp
7 1 (2.22%) TOWER Software
7 1 (2.22%) Micro Focus
7 1 (2.22%) Veritas
7 1 (2.22%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.22%) Avaya
7 1 (2.22%) IBM
7 1 (2.22%) Sun