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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 13 4
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows 21 18 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 22.11% 11.76% 19.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.68% 40.00% 70.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 3
Average daily rate £140 £438 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-68.00% +9.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 6
Average hourly rate £12.00 £39.00 £16.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.23% +141.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
Windows
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
47 45 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 49.47% 29.41% 27.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 25 3
Average daily rate £400 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 9
Average hourly rate £12.00 £39.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.23% +100.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016, 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 25 (60.98%) Active Directory
2 18 (43.90%) Windows Server
3 16 (39.02%) VMware
4 15 (36.59%) HP
5 14 (34.15%) Security Cleared
6 12 (29.27%) Microsoft
7 11 (26.83%) DV Cleared
7 11 (26.83%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (24.39%) Cisco
9 9 (21.95%) Linux
9 9 (21.95%) Hyper-V
9 9 (21.95%) Windows 7
10 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (19.51%) MS Exchange
10 8 (19.51%) DNS
10 8 (19.51%) Citrix
11 7 (17.07%) DHCP
11 7 (17.07%) Unix
11 7 (17.07%) Migration
11 7 (17.07%) Windows 10
12 6 (14.63%) Exchange Server 2013
12 6 (14.63%) Data Centre
12 6 (14.63%) HP Storage
12 6 (14.63%) ITIL
13 5 (12.20%) CCNA
13 5 (12.20%) SAN
13 5 (12.20%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (12.20%) MS Office
13 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Azure

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 8 (19.51%) MS Exchange
2 6 (14.63%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (9.76%) OpenStack
4 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.44%) Eucalyptus
5 1 (2.44%) JBoss
5 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.44%) Skype for Business
5 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (12.20%) MS Office
2 3 (7.32%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (9.76%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (7.32%) Google Apps
4 2 (4.88%) OpenShift
5 1 (2.44%) Office 365
5 1 (2.44%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.51%) DNS
2 7 (17.07%) DHCP
3 5 (12.20%) SAN
4 4 (9.76%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.88%) Firewall
5 2 (4.88%) Internet
5 2 (4.88%) NAS
6 1 (2.44%) AMQP
6 1 (2.44%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.44%) Ethernet
6 1 (2.44%) HTTP
6 1 (2.44%) LAN
6 1 (2.44%) LDAP
6 1 (2.44%) VPN
6 1 (2.44%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) Hadoop
1 1 (2.44%) NoSQL
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.88%) HP UFT
1 2 (4.88%) Jenkins
1 2 (4.88%) LoadRunner
1 2 (4.88%) RSpec
1 2 (4.88%) Selenium
2 1 (2.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (2.44%) JIRA
2 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.44%) Xcode
General
1 1 (2.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (14.63%) Architect
2 5 (12.20%) 1st Line Support
2 5 (12.20%) Analyst
2 5 (12.20%) Support Engineer
3 4 (9.76%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 4 (9.76%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (9.76%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (9.76%) Administrator
4 3 (7.32%) 1st Line Support Technician
4 3 (7.32%) 1st/2nd Line Support Technician
4 3 (7.32%) 2nd Line Support Technician
4 3 (7.32%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) AWS Architect
4 3 (7.32%) Cloud Architect
4 3 (7.32%) Developer
4 3 (7.32%) Service Analyst
4 3 (7.32%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (7.32%) Support Technician
4 3 (7.32%) Windows Administrator
4 3 (7.32%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.32%) Middleware
1 3 (7.32%) Web Services
2 2 (4.88%) .NET
3 1 (2.44%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.44%) Cocoa
3 1 (2.44%) Java EE
3 1 (2.44%) JMS
3 1 (2.44%) WCF
3 1 (2.44%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) Data Centre
1 6 (14.63%) HP Storage
2 3 (7.32%) Private Cloud
3 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.44%) Clustering
4 1 (2.44%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.44%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.44%) PKI
4 1 (2.44%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.44%) Replication
4 1 (2.44%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 18 (43.90%) Windows Server
2 9 (21.95%) Linux
2 9 (21.95%) Windows 7
3 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (17.07%) Unix
4 7 (17.07%) Windows 10
5 5 (12.20%) Windows 8
5 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (4.88%) HPUX
7 2 (4.88%) Solaris
8 1 (2.44%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.44%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.07%) Migration
2 6 (14.63%) ITIL
3 4 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (9.76%) Change Management
3 4 (9.76%) Identity Management
4 3 (7.32%) High Availability
4 3 (7.32%) Service Management
4 3 (7.32%) TDD
4 3 (7.32%) Translating Business Requirements
4 3 (7.32%) Use Case
5 2 (4.88%) API Integration
5 2 (4.88%) BDD
5 2 (4.88%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (4.88%) Configuration Management
5 2 (4.88%) Data Protection
5 2 (4.88%) Open Source
5 2 (4.88%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (4.88%) Project Management
5 2 (4.88%) Scrum
5 2 (4.88%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.76%) PowerShell
2 3 (7.32%) Bash Shell
2 3 (7.32%) Java
2 3 (7.32%) Shell Script
3 2 (4.88%) C#
3 2 (4.88%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.88%) Python
3 2 (4.88%) VB
4 1 (2.44%) Objective-C
4 1 (2.44%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (34.15%) Security Cleared
2 11 (26.83%) DV Cleared
3 5 (12.20%) CCNA
3 5 (12.20%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.88%) ISEB
4 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.44%) MCPD
5 1 (2.44%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (60.98%) Active Directory
2 11 (26.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (21.95%) Hyper-V
4 3 (7.32%) vCloud
5 1 (2.44%) Firmware
5 1 (2.44%) Samba
5 1 (2.44%) VMware Server
5 1 (2.44%) vSphere
5 1 (2.44%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) Puppet
2 2 (4.88%) SCCM
3 1 (2.44%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.44%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 16 (39.02%) VMware
2 15 (36.59%) HP
3 12 (29.27%) Microsoft
4 10 (24.39%) Cisco
5 8 (19.51%) Citrix
6 3 (7.32%) Google
7 2 (4.88%) Dell
7 2 (4.88%) Symantec
7 2 (4.88%) Veeam
8 1 (2.44%) Atlassian
8 1 (2.44%) Draytek
8 1 (2.44%) IBM
8 1 (2.44%) Juniper
8 1 (2.44%) Oracle
8 1 (2.44%) Remedy
8 1 (2.44%) SonicWALL
8 1 (2.44%) Sophos
8 1 (2.44%) Sun
8 1 (2.44%) WatchGuard
8 1 (2.44%) Xamarin