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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 13 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 20 14 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 13.51% 25.00% 26.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.44% 77.78% 64.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 8
Average daily rate
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£438 £220 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+98.86% -38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £136 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £304 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £290 £308
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 9
Average hourly rate £39.00 £15.25 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+155.73% -59.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £13.00 £35.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £22.20 £39.17
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.37%
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
45 18 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 30.41% 32.14% 41.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 3 12
Average daily rate £450 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £115 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £678 £383 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 12
Average hourly rate £39.00 £15.50 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+151.61% -59.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £24.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £28.50 £39.43
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

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 January 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Cheltenham region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 18 (43.90%) Security Cleared
2 15 (36.59%) Microsoft
3 13 (31.71%) Active Directory
3 13 (31.71%) DV Cleared
4 12 (29.27%) Linux
5 11 (26.83%) MS Office
6 10 (24.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (21.95%) UNIX
8 8 (19.51%) Python
8 8 (19.51%) C++
8 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (19.51%) VMware
8 8 (19.51%) Windows 7
9 7 (17.07%) Software Engineering
9 7 (17.07%) MS Excel
9 7 (17.07%) Citrix
10 6 (14.63%) DNS
10 6 (14.63%) Manufacturing
10 6 (14.63%) Degree
10 6 (14.63%) SC Cleared
11 5 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (12.20%) Bash Shell
11 5 (12.20%) Project Planning
11 5 (12.20%) Ruby
11 5 (12.20%) Change Control
11 5 (12.20%) OpenStack
11 5 (12.20%) Electronics
11 5 (12.20%) Finance
11 5 (12.20%) Borland

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 (12.20%) OpenStack
2 3 (7.32%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.88%) Eucalyptus
3 2 (4.88%) MS Project Server
4 1 (2.44%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.44%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.44%) Apache
4 1 (2.44%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.44%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (26.83%) MS Office
2 7 (17.07%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.88%) MS Project
3 2 (4.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Changepoint
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.63%) DNS
2 5 (12.20%) TCP/IP
2 5 (12.20%) LAN
2 5 (12.20%) WAN
3 3 (7.32%) DHCP
4 2 (4.88%) Ethernet
5 1 (2.44%) ZigBee
5 1 (2.44%) VLAN
5 1 (2.44%) Modbus
5 1 (2.44%) Wireless
5 1 (2.44%) Internet
5 1 (2.44%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.32%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle8/8i Database
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (2.44%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Maven
1 3 (7.32%) Jenkins
1 3 (7.32%) ClearCase
2 2 (4.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (4.88%) Subversion
2 2 (4.88%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.44%) WinRunner
3 1 (2.44%) TestDirector
3 1 (2.44%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle Forms
General
1 6 (14.63%) Manufacturing
2 5 (12.20%) Electronics
2 5 (12.20%) Finance
3 3 (7.32%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.88%) Legal
5 1 (2.44%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (17.07%) Analyst
2 6 (14.63%) Administrator
2 6 (14.63%) Project Manager
3 5 (12.20%) Software Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (9.76%) Architect
5 3 (7.32%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Technical Architect
5 3 (7.32%) Consultant
5 3 (7.32%) Service Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Support Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Developer
6 2 (4.88%) DBA
6 2 (4.88%) SharePoint Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Windows Administrator
6 2 (4.88%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Security Administrator
6 2 (4.88%) Linux Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.32%) RESTful
2 2 (4.88%) Java EE
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (2.44%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (2.44%) Middleware
3 1 (2.44%) MFC
3 1 (2.44%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Client/Server
2 2 (4.88%) Replication
2 2 (4.88%) Clustering
3 1 (2.44%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.44%) PKI
3 1 (2.44%) PDA
3 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.44%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.44%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.44%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.44%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 12 (29.27%) Linux
2 10 (24.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (21.95%) UNIX
4 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (19.51%) Windows 7
5 5 (12.20%) Windows XP
6 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (9.76%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (7.32%) CentOS
7 3 (7.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (7.32%) AIX
8 2 (4.88%) Solaris
8 2 (4.88%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.44%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.07%) Software Engineering
2 5 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (12.20%) Project Planning
2 5 (12.20%) Change Control
3 4 (9.76%) OO
3 4 (9.76%) Project Management
3 4 (9.76%) Configuration Management
3 4 (9.76%) Migration
3 4 (9.76%) Release Management
3 4 (9.76%) Unit Testing
4 3 (7.32%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (7.32%) Test Automation
4 3 (7.32%) Load Balancing
4 3 (7.32%) Software Testing
4 3 (7.32%) Information Management
4 3 (7.32%) Automated Testing
4 3 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (7.32%) ITIL
5 2 (4.88%) Service Management
5 2 (4.88%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.51%) Python
1 8 (19.51%) C++
2 5 (12.20%) Bash Shell
2 5 (12.20%) Ruby
2 5 (12.20%) SQL
3 3 (7.32%) C
4 2 (4.88%) Perl
4 2 (4.88%) PL/SQL
4 2 (4.88%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.44%) Embedded C
5 1 (2.44%) COBOL
5 1 (2.44%) Java
5 1 (2.44%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (43.90%) Security Cleared
2 13 (31.71%) DV Cleared
3 6 (14.63%) Degree
3 6 (14.63%) SC Cleared
4 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.88%) MCSE
6 1 (2.44%) MCTS
6 1 (2.44%) MCITP
6 1 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.44%) CCA
6 1 (2.44%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (2.44%) CCEA
6 1 (2.44%) MCSD
6 1 (2.44%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (31.71%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (9.76%) Hyper-V
4 3 (7.32%) XenApp
4 3 (7.32%) vCloud
5 2 (4.88%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.44%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (2.44%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (7.32%) Puppet
1 3 (7.32%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.44%) SCCM
2 1 (2.44%) SCOM
2 1 (2.44%) Data Guard
2 1 (2.44%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (2.44%) Netcool
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 15 (36.59%) Microsoft
2 8 (19.51%) VMware
3 7 (17.07%) Citrix
4 5 (12.20%) Borland
5 2 (4.88%) HP
5 2 (4.88%) NetApp
5 2 (4.88%) Cisco
5 2 (4.88%) Primavera
5 2 (4.88%) McAfee
6 1 (2.44%) TOWER Software
6 1 (2.44%) Altiris
6 1 (2.44%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.44%) Sophos
6 1 (2.44%) Micro Focus
6 1 (2.44%) IBM
6 1 (2.44%) Veritas
6 1 (2.44%) Avaya
6 1 (2.44%) Sun
6 1 (2.44%) Oracle
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