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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 1 3
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 30 17 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 19.74% 28.81% 24.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 55.56% 77.27% 65.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 6
Average daily rate
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£525 £325 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.53% +3.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £157 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £647 £377 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 7
Average hourly rate £31.00 £16.75 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.07% -55.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £13.00 £26.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £30.10 £39.04
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.81 £15.00 £16.16
% change year-on-year
-1.28% -7.14%
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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
54 22 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 35.53% 37.29% 37.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 5 11
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 £188 £115 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £678 £390 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 9
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.75 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -48.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.00 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £127.80 £30.35 £39.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 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
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 24 December 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 18 (40.91%) Security Cleared
2 17 (38.64%) Microsoft
3 15 (34.09%) Active Directory
4 13 (29.55%) DV Cleared
5 11 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (25.00%) Linux
6 10 (22.73%) MS Office
6 10 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (20.45%) VMware
8 8 (18.18%) UNIX
8 8 (18.18%) Citrix
8 8 (18.18%) DNS
8 8 (18.18%) Windows 7
9 7 (15.91%) Software Engineering
9 7 (15.91%) C++
10 6 (13.64%) Project Management
10 6 (13.64%) Python
10 6 (13.64%) MS Excel
10 6 (13.64%) TCP/IP
10 6 (13.64%) Project Planning
10 6 (13.64%) Degree
10 6 (13.64%) SC Cleared
10 6 (13.64%) Change Control
11 5 (11.36%) OpenStack
11 5 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (11.36%) Windows XP
11 5 (11.36%) LAN
11 5 (11.36%) WAN
11 5 (11.36%) Borland
11 5 (11.36%) Electronics

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 5 (11.36%) OpenStack
2 4 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 3 (6.82%) MS Project Server
4 2 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (4.55%) Eucalyptus
4 2 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (4.55%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (2.27%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (2.27%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.27%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (2.27%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.27%) IIS
5 1 (2.27%) Apache
Applications
1 10 (22.73%) MS Office
2 6 (13.64%) MS Excel
3 3 (6.82%) MS Project
4 2 (4.55%) MS Visio
4 2 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (18.18%) DNS
2 6 (13.64%) TCP/IP
3 5 (11.36%) LAN
3 5 (11.36%) WAN
4 3 (6.82%) DHCP
5 2 (4.55%) Ethernet
6 1 (2.27%) SSL
6 1 (2.27%) Internet
6 1 (2.27%) Firewall
6 1 (2.27%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.82%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.27%) DB2
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle8/8i Database
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Maven
1 3 (6.82%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.55%) ClearCase
3 1 (2.27%) WinRunner
3 1 (2.27%) TestDirector
3 1 (2.27%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (2.27%) Subversion
3 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle Forms
General
1 5 (11.36%) Electronics
1 5 (11.36%) Finance
1 5 (11.36%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.82%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.55%) Legal
4 1 (2.27%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (18.18%) Analyst
2 7 (15.91%) Project Manager
3 6 (13.64%) Administrator
4 5 (11.36%) Software Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Consultant
5 4 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (9.09%) Architect
6 3 (6.82%) SharePoint Consultant
6 3 (6.82%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Technical Architect
6 3 (6.82%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Support Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Service Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (4.55%) Help Desk Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) DBA
7 2 (4.55%) Windows Administrator
7 2 (4.55%) Security Administrator
7 2 (4.55%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.82%) RESTful
2 2 (4.55%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 2 (4.55%) Java EE
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (2.27%) MFC
3 1 (2.27%) COM
3 1 (2.27%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Client/Server
2 2 (4.55%) Replication
2 2 (4.55%) Clustering
3 1 (2.27%) PKI
3 1 (2.27%) PDA
3 1 (2.27%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.27%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.27%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.00%) Linux
1 11 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (18.18%) Windows 7
3 8 (18.18%) UNIX
4 5 (11.36%) Windows XP
5 4 (9.09%) Windows 2000 Server
5 4 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (6.82%) CentOS
6 3 (6.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (6.82%) AIX
7 2 (4.55%) Solaris
8 1 (2.27%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (2.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.91%) Software Engineering
2 6 (13.64%) Project Management
2 6 (13.64%) Project Planning
2 6 (13.64%) Change Control
3 5 (11.36%) Migration
4 4 (9.09%) Configuration Management
4 4 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (9.09%) Unit Testing
5 3 (6.82%) Release Management
5 3 (6.82%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (6.82%) Load Balancing
5 3 (6.82%) Test Automation
5 3 (6.82%) Validation
5 3 (6.82%) Software Testing
5 3 (6.82%) Information Management
5 3 (6.82%) Automated Testing
5 3 (6.82%) ITIL
6 2 (4.55%) PRINCE2
6 2 (4.55%) OO
6 2 (4.55%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.91%) C++
2 6 (13.64%) Python
3 4 (9.09%) SQL
3 4 (9.09%) Ruby
3 4 (9.09%) Bash Shell
4 2 (4.55%) C
4 2 (4.55%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.27%) COBOL
5 1 (2.27%) Java
5 1 (2.27%) Perl
5 1 (2.27%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (40.91%) Security Cleared
2 13 (29.55%) DV Cleared
3 6 (13.64%) Degree
3 6 (13.64%) SC Cleared
4 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.55%) MCSE
6 1 (2.27%) MCSA
6 1 (2.27%) CCA
6 1 (2.27%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (2.27%) CCEA
6 1 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.27%) MCTS
6 1 (2.27%) MCITP
6 1 (2.27%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (34.09%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (9.09%) Hyper-V
4 3 (6.82%) XenApp
4 3 (6.82%) vCloud
5 2 (4.55%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.27%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (2.27%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (6.82%) Puppet
2 3 (6.82%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (2.27%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (2.27%) Netcool
3 1 (2.27%) SCCM
3 1 (2.27%) SCOM
3 1 (2.27%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 17 (38.64%) Microsoft
2 9 (20.45%) VMware
3 8 (18.18%) Citrix
4 5 (11.36%) Borland
5 3 (6.82%) Primavera
5 3 (6.82%) HP
5 3 (6.82%) Cisco
6 2 (4.55%) McAfee
6 2 (4.55%) NetApp
7 1 (2.27%) Veritas
7 1 (2.27%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.27%) Sophos
7 1 (2.27%) Micro Focus
7 1 (2.27%) TOWER Software
7 1 (2.27%) IBM
7 1 (2.27%) Sun
7 1 (2.27%) Oracle
7 1 (2.27%) Avaya
7 1 (2.27%) Altiris
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