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 23 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 1 7
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows 21 26 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 17.80% 29.21% 14.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.76% 74.29% 71.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 8
Average daily rate
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£145 £325 £444
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-55.38% -26.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £275 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £363 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -34.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
34 35 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 28.81% 39.33% 20.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 13
Average daily rate £145 £325 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-55.38% -31.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £185 £398
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £363 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -34.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows
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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
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 23 July 2014.

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 23 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 (46.34%) Microsoft
2 16 (39.02%) Active Directory
2 16 (39.02%) Windows 7
3 14 (34.15%) VMware
4 13 (31.71%) MS Office
4 13 (31.71%) MS Excel
5 12 (29.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (24.39%) DHCP
7 9 (21.95%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (19.51%) SCCM
8 8 (19.51%) Firewall
8 8 (19.51%) DNS
8 8 (19.51%) Windows XP
8 8 (19.51%) MS Exchange
9 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (14.63%) SQL Server
10 6 (14.63%) Cisco
10 6 (14.63%) Security Cleared
11 5 (12.20%) Network Security
11 5 (12.20%) Citrix
11 5 (12.20%) ISA Server
11 5 (12.20%) Telecoms
11 5 (12.20%) Legal
11 5 (12.20%) Migration
11 5 (12.20%) Linux
11 5 (12.20%) TCP/IP
12 4 (9.76%) SMS
12 4 (9.76%) SharePoint
12 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (9.76%) Data Migration

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 (19.51%) MS Exchange
2 4 (9.76%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.44%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 13 (31.71%) MS Office
1 13 (31.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.44%) Windchill
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.32%) Office 365
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (24.39%) DHCP
2 8 (19.51%) DNS
2 8 (19.51%) Firewall
3 5 (12.20%) TCP/IP
3 5 (12.20%) Network Security
4 4 (9.76%) SMS
5 2 (4.88%) MPLS
5 2 (4.88%) SAN
6 1 (2.44%) Internet
6 1 (2.44%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.63%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MSI
1 2 (4.88%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (2.44%) ClearCase
General
1 5 (12.20%) Telecoms
1 5 (12.20%) Legal
2 3 (7.32%) Manufacturing
2 3 (7.32%) Law
3 1 (2.44%) Marketing
3 1 (2.44%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 9 (21.95%) Analyst
2 6 (14.63%) Support Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (12.20%) Consultant
3 5 (12.20%) Desktop Support
4 4 (9.76%) Rollout Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Support Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Desktop Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Technical Leader
5 3 (7.32%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) SCCM Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Storage Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Administrator
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) Technical Support
7 1 (2.44%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.32%) .NET
1 3 (7.32%) .NET Framework
1 3 (7.32%) Application Packaging
1 3 (7.32%) WPF
1 3 (7.32%) Silverlight
2 1 (2.44%) GWT
2 1 (2.44%) Ext JS
2 1 (2.44%) J2EE
2 1 (2.44%) Web Services
2 1 (2.44%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) Clustering
1 3 (7.32%) SCADA
1 3 (7.32%) Fat Client
1 3 (7.32%) Thin Client
2 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.44%) Replication
2 1 (2.44%) iPhone
2 1 (2.44%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 16 (39.02%) Windows 7
2 12 (29.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (19.51%) Windows XP
4 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (12.20%) Linux
6 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (4.88%) Mac OS X
7 2 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (4.88%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.44%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (12.20%) Migration
2 4 (9.76%) Data Migration
3 3 (7.32%) Service Management
3 3 (7.32%) ITSM
3 3 (7.32%) Workflow
3 3 (7.32%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (4.88%) ITIL
4 2 (4.88%) Network Design
4 2 (4.88%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.44%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (2.44%) Unit Testing
5 1 (2.44%) Change Control
5 1 (2.44%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.44%) ERP
5 1 (2.44%) CAD
5 1 (2.44%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.44%) Project Management
5 1 (2.44%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.44%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.32%) SQL
1 3 (7.32%) T-SQL
1 3 (7.32%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.88%) VB
2 2 (4.88%) C
3 1 (2.44%) Java
3 1 (2.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (14.63%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.76%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.88%) Degree
4 2 (4.88%) DV Cleared
4 2 (4.88%) MCSE
4 2 (4.88%) MCSA
4 2 (4.88%) CCNP
4 2 (4.88%) CCNA
4 2 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (39.02%) Active Directory
2 9 (21.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (12.20%) ISA Server
4 3 (7.32%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.88%) vSphere
6 1 (2.44%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.44%) XenApp
6 1 (2.44%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (19.51%) SCCM
2 2 (4.88%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.44%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 19 (46.34%) Microsoft
2 14 (34.15%) VMware
3 6 (14.63%) Cisco
4 5 (12.20%) Citrix
5 3 (7.32%) AppSense
6 2 (4.88%) Acronis
6 2 (4.88%) Juniper
6 2 (4.88%) Veritas
6 2 (4.88%) Red Hat
6 2 (4.88%) 3Com
7 1 (2.44%) HP
7 1 (2.44%) Symantec
7 1 (2.44%) McAfee
7 1 (2.44%) Sophos
7 1 (2.44%) Altiris
7 1 (2.44%) Veeam
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