The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Cheltenham region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 1 6
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 18 25 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 16.82% 29.76% 15.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.25% 75.76% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 12
Average daily rate
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£145 £338 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-57.03% -21.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £285 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £374 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -32.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -7.29%
Operating Systems Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
32 33 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 29.91% 39.29% 21.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 14 18
Average daily rate £145 £318 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-54.43% -33.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £260 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £371 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 1
Average hourly rate £15.50 £13.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.81% -34.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
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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
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 11 July 2014, 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 19 (48.72%) Microsoft
2 15 (38.46%) Windows 7
3 14 (35.90%) MS Office
4 13 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 13 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 13 (33.33%) VMware
5 12 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (25.64%) DHCP
7 9 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (20.51%) SCCM
8 8 (20.51%) Windows XP
8 8 (20.51%) MS Exchange
8 8 (20.51%) Firewall
8 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (17.95%) SQL Server
10 6 (15.38%) DNS
10 6 (15.38%) Cisco
10 6 (15.38%) Network Security
10 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared
11 5 (12.82%) Legal
11 5 (12.82%) ISA Server
11 5 (12.82%) Telecoms
11 5 (12.82%) Linux
12 4 (10.26%) SMS
12 4 (10.26%) Citrix
12 4 (10.26%) Service Management
12 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (10.26%) Migration
12 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (10.26%) Data Migration

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 (20.51%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 14 (35.90%) MS Office
2 13 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.56%) Windchill
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Office 365
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (25.64%) DHCP
2 8 (20.51%) Firewall
3 6 (15.38%) DNS
3 6 (15.38%) Network Security
4 4 (10.26%) SMS
5 3 (7.69%) TCP/IP
6 2 (5.13%) SAN
6 2 (5.13%) MPLS
7 1 (2.56%) VLAN
7 1 (2.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.95%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MSI
1 2 (5.13%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (2.56%) ClearCase
General
1 5 (12.82%) Telecoms
1 5 (12.82%) Legal
2 3 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 3 (7.69%) Law
3 1 (2.56%) Marketing
3 1 (2.56%) Finance
3 1 (2.56%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 8 (20.51%) Analyst
2 6 (15.38%) Support Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) Desktop Support
4 4 (10.26%) Rollout Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Consultant
5 3 (7.69%) Support Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (7.69%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Desktop Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Technical Leader
5 3 (7.69%) SCCM Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Storage Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Administrator
6 2 (5.13%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Technical Support
7 1 (2.56%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) .NET Framework
1 3 (7.69%) Application Packaging
1 3 (7.69%) WPF
1 3 (7.69%) Silverlight
1 3 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (2.56%) J2EE
2 1 (2.56%) Web Services
2 1 (2.56%) GWT
2 1 (2.56%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Thin Client
1 3 (7.69%) Clustering
1 3 (7.69%) SCADA
1 3 (7.69%) Fat Client
2 1 (2.56%) iPhone
2 1 (2.56%) Visualisation
2 1 (2.56%) PDA
2 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (38.46%) Windows 7
2 12 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (20.51%) Windows XP
3 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (12.82%) Linux
5 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (5.13%) Mac OS X
6 2 (5.13%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.56%) UNIX
7 1 (2.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (10.26%) Service Management
1 4 (10.26%) Migration
1 4 (10.26%) Data Migration
2 3 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
2 3 (7.69%) ITSM
2 3 (7.69%) Workflow
2 3 (7.69%) ITIL
3 2 (5.13%) Network Design
3 2 (5.13%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.56%) Unit Testing
4 1 (2.56%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (2.56%) ERP
4 1 (2.56%) CAD
4 1 (2.56%) Configuration Management
4 1 (2.56%) Project Management
4 1 (2.56%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.56%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.69%) SQL
1 3 (7.69%) T-SQL
1 3 (7.69%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.13%) VB
2 2 (5.13%) C
3 1 (2.56%) Java
3 1 (2.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.26%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.13%) DV Cleared
3 2 (5.13%) MCSE
3 2 (5.13%) MCSA
3 2 (5.13%) CCNP
3 2 (5.13%) CCNA
3 2 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 9 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (12.82%) ISA Server
4 3 (7.69%) Hyper-V
5 2 (5.13%) vSphere
6 1 (2.56%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.56%) XenApp
6 1 (2.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (20.51%) SCCM
2 2 (5.13%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.56%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 19 (48.72%) Microsoft
2 13 (33.33%) VMware
3 6 (15.38%) Cisco
4 4 (10.26%) Citrix
5 3 (7.69%) AppSense
6 2 (5.13%) Acronis
6 2 (5.13%) Juniper
6 2 (5.13%) Veritas
6 2 (5.13%) Red Hat
6 2 (5.13%) 3Com
6 2 (5.13%) HP
7 1 (2.56%) Compaq
7 1 (2.56%) Symantec
7 1 (2.56%) McAfee
7 1 (2.56%) Sophos
7 1 (2.56%) Altiris
7 1 (2.56%) Veeam