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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 8 2
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows 20 14 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 14.81% 12.84% 30.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.05% 60.87% 81.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 10
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.35% +0.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £148 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £485 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £13.00 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.27% +1.66%
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
37 23 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 27.41% 21.10% 38.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 16 10
Average daily rate £435 £308 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.46% -3.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £150 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £479 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £13.00 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 19 (51.35%) DNS
2 15 (40.54%) Linux
2 15 (40.54%) Security Cleared
3 13 (35.14%) Hyper-V
4 12 (32.43%) TCP/IP
5 11 (29.73%) SQL
5 11 (29.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (27.03%) SQL Server
7 9 (24.32%) DHCP
7 9 (24.32%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (24.32%) Firewall
8 8 (21.62%) LAMP
8 8 (21.62%) Nmap
8 8 (21.62%) VLAN
8 8 (21.62%) Metasploit
8 8 (21.62%) Wireshark
8 8 (21.62%) DV Cleared
8 8 (21.62%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (21.62%) VirtualBox
8 8 (21.62%) CCNA
8 8 (21.62%) Active Directory
8 8 (21.62%) VPN
8 8 (21.62%) SSL
8 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (21.62%) Cyber Security
8 8 (21.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 8 (21.62%) DDoS Mitigation
9 7 (18.92%) IPsec
9 7 (18.92%) Network Security

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 4 (10.81%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.70%) IIS
3 1 (2.70%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.70%) Eucalyptus
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (51.35%) DNS
2 12 (32.43%) TCP/IP
3 9 (24.32%) DHCP
3 9 (24.32%) Firewall
4 8 (21.62%) VLAN
4 8 (21.62%) Wireshark
4 8 (21.62%) VPN
4 8 (21.62%) SSL
5 7 (18.92%) Network Security
5 7 (18.92%) IPsec
5 7 (18.92%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (13.51%) LAN
6 5 (13.51%) WAN
7 1 (2.70%) Ethernet
7 1 (2.70%) LDAP
7 1 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.03%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.11%) MongoDB
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.70%) MySQL
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 8 (21.62%) Metasploit
General
1 4 (10.81%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 9 (24.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (13.51%) Consultant
2 5 (13.51%) Administrator
3 4 (10.81%) Technical Consultant
3 4 (10.81%) Developer
3 4 (10.81%) .NET Developer
3 4 (10.81%) Security Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Wintel Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Network Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Architect
5 2 (5.41%) Desktop Support
5 2 (5.41%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Windows Administrator
5 2 (5.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.62%) LAMP
2 4 (10.81%) HTML
2 4 (10.81%) .NET
2 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET
2 4 (10.81%) CSS
3 3 (8.11%) WinForms
3 3 (8.11%) AngularJS
3 3 (8.11%) SignalR
3 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (2.70%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.70%) Java EE
4 1 (2.70%) jQuery
4 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.70%) XML
4 1 (2.70%) XSL
4 1 (2.70%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 5 (13.51%) Data Centre
3 3 (8.11%) Clustering
4 1 (2.70%) PKI
4 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.70%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.70%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (40.54%) Linux
2 11 (29.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (8.11%) Windows 7
5 3 (8.11%) UNIX
6 1 (2.70%) HPUX
6 1 (2.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.62%) Cyber Security
1 8 (21.62%) DDoS Mitigation
2 6 (16.22%) Data Protection
3 5 (13.51%) ITIL
4 4 (10.81%) Mentoring
5 3 (8.11%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (8.11%) Patch Management
5 3 (8.11%) Migration
6 1 (2.70%) Scrum
6 1 (2.70%) Information Security
6 1 (2.70%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.70%) Web Development
6 1 (2.70%) Load Balancing
6 1 (2.70%) Wealth Management
6 1 (2.70%) System Testing
6 1 (2.70%) Kanban
6 1 (2.70%) Data Migration
6 1 (2.70%) SOA
6 1 (2.70%) Service Management
6 1 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 11 (29.73%) SQL
2 4 (10.81%) PowerShell
3 3 (8.11%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.70%) C#
4 1 (2.70%) Java
4 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 15 (40.54%) Security Cleared
2 9 (24.32%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (21.62%) DV Cleared
3 8 (21.62%) CCNA
4 7 (18.92%) SC Cleared
5 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (8.11%) MCTS
5 3 (8.11%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.22%) QA
2 2 (5.41%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (35.14%) Hyper-V
2 8 (21.62%) Active Directory
2 8 (21.62%) VMware ESXi
2 8 (21.62%) VirtualBox
3 6 (16.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (10.81%) vSphere
5 3 (8.11%) Firmware
6 1 (2.70%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (21.62%) Nmap
2 4 (10.81%) CA Single Sign-On
3 3 (8.11%) SCCM
4 1 (2.70%) Data Guard
4 1 (2.70%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) VMware
2 6 (16.22%) Cisco
2 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
3 5 (13.51%) HP
4 4 (10.81%) Citrix
4 4 (10.81%) CA
5 2 (5.41%) Dell
5 2 (5.41%) Oracle
5 2 (5.41%) TOWER Software
6 1 (2.70%) NetApp
6 1 (2.70%) McAfee
6 1 (2.70%) Juniper
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