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 29 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 5 1
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 22 19 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 15.28% 16.38% 29.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.00% 61.29% 76.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 11
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£418 £145 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+187.93% -55.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £121 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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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
50 31 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 34.72% 26.72% 39.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 19 11
Average daily rate £425 £150 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+183.33% -53.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £120 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £413 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 5
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 20 (52.63%) DNS
2 17 (44.74%) Linux
3 16 (42.11%) Security Cleared
4 15 (39.47%) SQL Server
5 12 (31.58%) SQL
5 12 (31.58%) TCP/IP
5 12 (31.58%) Hyper-V
6 10 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (23.68%) DV Cleared
8 8 (21.05%) Metasploit
8 8 (21.05%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (21.05%) VirtualBox
8 8 (21.05%) Cyber Security
8 8 (21.05%) LAMP
8 8 (21.05%) Nmap
8 8 (21.05%) VLAN
8 8 (21.05%) Wireshark
8 8 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (21.05%) Firewall
8 8 (21.05%) VPN
8 8 (21.05%) SSL
8 8 (21.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 8 (21.05%) DDoS Mitigation
9 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
9 7 (18.42%) DHCP
9 7 (18.42%) IPsec
9 7 (18.42%) CCNA
9 7 (18.42%) Network Security
9 7 (18.42%) Intrusion Detection

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 2 (5.26%) IIS
1 2 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (52.63%) DNS
2 12 (31.58%) TCP/IP
3 8 (21.05%) VPN
3 8 (21.05%) SSL
3 8 (21.05%) Firewall
3 8 (21.05%) VLAN
3 8 (21.05%) Wireshark
4 7 (18.42%) Network Security
4 7 (18.42%) DHCP
4 7 (18.42%) IPsec
4 7 (18.42%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (10.53%) LAN
5 4 (10.53%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (39.47%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.16%) MySQL
3 3 (7.89%) MongoDB
4 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 8 (21.05%) Metasploit
General
1 4 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 8 (21.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (18.42%) Security Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) Administrator
3 5 (13.16%) Consultant
4 4 (10.53%) Technical Consultant
4 4 (10.53%) .NET Developer
4 4 (10.53%) Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Support Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Network Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Security Specialist
6 2 (5.26%) Windows Administrator
6 2 (5.26%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Cyber Security Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) DBA
6 2 (5.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.05%) LAMP
2 4 (10.53%) HTML
2 4 (10.53%) .NET
2 4 (10.53%) ASP.NET
2 4 (10.53%) CSS
3 3 (7.89%) WinForms
3 3 (7.89%) AngularJS
3 3 (7.89%) SignalR
3 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (2.63%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.63%) jQuery
4 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.63%) XML
4 1 (2.63%) XSL
4 1 (2.63%) XHTML
4 1 (2.63%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 3 (7.89%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.89%) Clustering
3 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.63%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.63%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (44.74%) Linux
2 10 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
2 10 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (13.16%) UNIX
5 3 (7.89%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.05%) Cyber Security
1 8 (21.05%) DDoS Mitigation
2 5 (13.16%) SOA
2 5 (13.16%) ITIL
2 5 (13.16%) SIEM
3 4 (10.53%) Data Protection
3 4 (10.53%) Security Architecture
3 4 (10.53%) Mentoring
4 3 (7.89%) Patch Management
4 3 (7.89%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.63%) Database Security
5 1 (2.63%) Change Control
5 1 (2.63%) High Availability
5 1 (2.63%) Data Modelling
5 1 (2.63%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.63%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.63%) MVC
5 1 (2.63%) Migration
5 1 (2.63%) Scrum
5 1 (2.63%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (31.58%) SQL
2 4 (10.53%) T-SQL
3 3 (7.89%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.63%) C#
4 1 (2.63%) Java
4 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (42.11%) Security Cleared
2 9 (23.68%) DV Cleared
3 8 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (18.42%) SC Cleared
4 7 (18.42%) CCNA
5 3 (7.89%) CISSP
5 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (7.89%) MCTS
5 3 (7.89%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.79%) QA
System Software
1 12 (31.58%) Hyper-V
2 8 (21.05%) VMware ESXi
2 8 (21.05%) VirtualBox
3 6 (15.79%) Active Directory
4 5 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (10.53%) vSphere
6 3 (7.89%) Firmware
7 1 (2.63%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (21.05%) Nmap
2 4 (10.53%) CA Single Sign-On
3 3 (7.89%) SCCM
4 1 (2.63%) Data Guard
4 1 (2.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.79%) VMware
3 5 (13.16%) McAfee
4 4 (10.53%) Citrix
4 4 (10.53%) CA
4 4 (10.53%) Cisco
5 3 (7.89%) HP
6 2 (5.26%) Oracle
6 2 (5.26%) TOWER Software