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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 17 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
-14 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 13 18 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 9.15% 22.78% 32.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.21% 66.67% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 12
Average daily rate
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£525 £395 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.91% +8.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £239 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £564 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 7
Average hourly rate £39.00 £19.50 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -48.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-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
38 27 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 26.76% 34.18% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 12 13
Average daily rate £454 £378 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.26% -7.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £227 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 8
Average hourly rate £39.00 £19.50 £37.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -47.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -1.71%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 16 (38.10%) Linux
3 14 (33.33%) DV Cleared
4 13 (30.95%) UNIX
5 12 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 11 (26.19%) Active Directory
6 11 (26.19%) MS Office
7 9 (21.43%) SQL Server
7 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (19.05%) Windows 7
8 8 (19.05%) C++
8 8 (19.05%) Python
8 8 (19.05%) DNS
9 7 (16.67%) Citrix
9 7 (16.67%) MS Excel
9 7 (16.67%) VMware
9 7 (16.67%) Software Engineering
10 6 (14.29%) Degree
10 6 (14.29%) Finance
10 6 (14.29%) Manufacturing
10 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (14.29%) SQL
10 6 (14.29%) Windows XP
11 5 (11.90%) Borland
11 5 (11.90%) Client/Server
11 5 (11.90%) McAfee
11 5 (11.90%) Electronics
11 5 (11.90%) Project Planning
11 5 (11.90%) Ruby
11 5 (11.90%) Bash Shell

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 (11.90%) OpenStack
2 2 (4.76%) Eucalyptus
2 2 (4.76%) IIS
3 1 (2.38%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.38%) Apache
3 1 (2.38%) MS Project Server
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (2.38%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 11 (26.19%) MS Office
2 7 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.38%) MS Project
3 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.05%) DNS
2 4 (9.52%) LAN
2 4 (9.52%) WAN
3 3 (7.14%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.76%) DHCP
4 2 (4.76%) Ethernet
5 1 (2.38%) SSL
5 1 (2.38%) Internet
5 1 (2.38%) Wireless
5 1 (2.38%) ZigBee
5 1 (2.38%) VLAN
5 1 (2.38%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.52%) MySQL
3 3 (7.14%) NoSQL
4 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.38%) DB2
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle8/8i Database
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Maven
1 3 (7.14%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.76%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.76%) Subversion
2 2 (4.76%) ClearCase
2 2 (4.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (2.38%) WinRunner
3 1 (2.38%) TestDirector
3 1 (2.38%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Forms
General
1 6 (14.29%) Finance
1 6 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 5 (11.90%) Electronics
3 2 (4.76%) Legal
4 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.38%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (16.67%) Analyst
2 6 (14.29%) Administrator
2 6 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 5 (11.90%) Software Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Architect
4 3 (7.14%) Technical Architect
4 3 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (7.14%) DBA
4 3 (7.14%) Service Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Security Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Test Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Linux Specialist
5 2 (4.76%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Support Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Help Desk Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Developer
6 1 (2.38%) Software Developer
6 1 (2.38%) Desktop Support
6 1 (2.38%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) RESTful
2 2 (4.76%) Java EE
2 2 (4.76%) COM
3 1 (2.38%) MFC
3 1 (2.38%) Middleware
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Client/Server
2 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.76%) Clustering
2 2 (4.76%) Replication
2 2 (4.76%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.38%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.38%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.38%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.38%) PKI
3 1 (2.38%) PDA
3 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (2.38%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 16 (38.10%) Linux
2 13 (30.95%) UNIX
3 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (19.05%) Windows 7
5 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (14.29%) Windows XP
6 3 (7.14%) AIX
6 3 (7.14%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (7.14%) CentOS
6 3 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (4.76%) Windows 8
7 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (4.76%) Solaris
8 1 (2.38%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 5 (11.90%) Project Planning
2 5 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (11.90%) Change Control
3 4 (9.52%) SIEM
3 4 (9.52%) Release Management
3 4 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (9.52%) Configuration Management
3 4 (9.52%) OO
3 4 (9.52%) SOA
4 3 (7.14%) Project Management
4 3 (7.14%) Migration
4 3 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (7.14%) Information Management
4 3 (7.14%) Unit Testing
4 3 (7.14%) Load Balancing
4 3 (7.14%) Automated Testing
4 3 (7.14%) Software Testing
4 3 (7.14%) Test Automation
4 3 (7.14%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.05%) C++
1 8 (19.05%) Python
2 6 (14.29%) SQL
3 5 (11.90%) Ruby
3 5 (11.90%) Bash Shell
4 3 (7.14%) C
5 2 (4.76%) Shell Script
5 2 (4.76%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.76%) Perl
5 2 (4.76%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.38%) Embedded C
6 1 (2.38%) COBOL
6 1 (2.38%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 14 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 6 (14.29%) Degree
4 5 (11.90%) SC Cleared
5 4 (9.52%) VCP4
6 3 (7.14%) CISSP
7 2 (4.76%) MCSE
7 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (2.38%) CCA
8 1 (2.38%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (2.38%) CCEA
8 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (2.38%) MCSD
8 1 (2.38%) MCSA
8 1 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (2.38%) MCTS
8 1 (2.38%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (26.19%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (9.52%) Hyper-V
4 3 (7.14%) XenApp
4 3 (7.14%) vCloud
5 1 (2.38%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) Puppet
1 3 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (2.38%) Netcool
3 1 (2.38%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.38%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 12 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 7 (16.67%) Citrix
2 7 (16.67%) VMware
3 5 (11.90%) Borland
3 5 (11.90%) McAfee
4 2 (4.76%) NetApp
4 2 (4.76%) Cisco
5 1 (2.38%) Sun
5 1 (2.38%) IBM
5 1 (2.38%) HP
5 1 (2.38%) Veritas
5 1 (2.38%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.38%) Avaya
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle
5 1 (2.38%) Primavera
5 1 (2.38%) Micro Focus
5 1 (2.38%) TOWER Software