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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 1 9
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows 19 25 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 15.57% 30.12% 11.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.33% 75.76% 64.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 6
Average daily rate
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£150 £325 £444
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-53.84% -26.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £275 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £363 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -34.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
30 33 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 24.59% 39.76% 17.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 11 9
Average daily rate £213 £325 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.61% -21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £185 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £363 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -37.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
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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 1 August 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 1 August 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 20 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 15 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 15 (35.71%) Windows 7
3 13 (30.95%) MS Office
3 13 (30.95%) MS Excel
4 12 (28.57%) VMware
4 12 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (21.43%) Security Cleared
5 9 (21.43%) DHCP
6 8 (19.05%) DNS
6 8 (19.05%) Windows XP
6 8 (19.05%) MS Exchange
6 8 (19.05%) Firewall
6 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (14.29%) Cisco
8 6 (14.29%) SQL Server
8 6 (14.29%) SCCM
9 5 (11.90%) Network Security
9 5 (11.90%) SC Cleared
9 5 (11.90%) Telecoms
9 5 (11.90%) Legal
9 5 (11.90%) Migration
9 5 (11.90%) Linux
9 5 (11.90%) TCP/IP
9 5 (11.90%) ISA Server
10 4 (9.52%) Citrix
10 4 (9.52%) SharePoint
10 4 (9.52%) DV Cleared

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (19.05%) MS Exchange
2 4 (9.52%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (4.76%) MS Project Server
4 1 (2.38%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 13 (30.95%) MS Office
1 13 (30.95%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.76%) MS Project
3 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.38%) Windchill
3 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Office 365
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.43%) DHCP
2 8 (19.05%) DNS
2 8 (19.05%) Firewall
3 5 (11.90%) Network Security
3 5 (11.90%) TCP/IP
4 3 (7.14%) SMS
5 2 (4.76%) MPLS
5 2 (4.76%) SAN
6 1 (2.38%) VLAN
6 1 (2.38%) WAN
6 1 (2.38%) LAN
6 1 (2.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Wise Package Studio
1 2 (4.76%) MSI
2 1 (2.38%) ClearCase
General
1 5 (11.90%) Telecoms
1 5 (11.90%) Legal
2 3 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 3 (7.14%) Law
3 1 (2.38%) Marketing
3 1 (2.38%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 8 (19.05%) Analyst
2 6 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 5 (11.90%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (11.90%) Desktop Support
4 4 (9.52%) Consultant
4 4 (9.52%) Support Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Rollout Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Technical Leader
5 3 (7.14%) Desktop Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Administrator
5 3 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) SCCM Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Storage Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) WPF
1 3 (7.14%) Silverlight
1 3 (7.14%) .NET Framework
1 3 (7.14%) .NET
2 2 (4.76%) Application Packaging
3 1 (2.38%) Ext JS
3 1 (2.38%) GWT
3 1 (2.38%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (2.38%) J2EE
3 1 (2.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) SCADA
1 3 (7.14%) Clustering
2 2 (4.76%) Thin Client
2 2 (4.76%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.38%) iPhone
3 1 (2.38%) Replication
3 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.38%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 15 (35.71%) Windows 7
2 12 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (19.05%) Windows XP
3 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (11.90%) Linux
6 2 (4.76%) Windows 8
6 2 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (4.76%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (2.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (11.90%) Migration
2 4 (9.52%) Data Migration
3 3 (7.14%) Workflow
3 3 (7.14%) ITIL
3 3 (7.14%) Project Management
4 2 (4.76%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (4.76%) Service Management
4 2 (4.76%) ITSM
4 2 (4.76%) Validation
4 2 (4.76%) Incident Management
4 2 (4.76%) Network Design
4 2 (4.76%) Project Planning
5 1 (2.38%) Unit Testing
5 1 (2.38%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (2.38%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.38%) ERP
5 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.38%) CAD
5 1 (2.38%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.38%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.14%) PowerShell
1 3 (7.14%) SQL
1 3 (7.14%) T-SQL
2 2 (4.76%) C
2 2 (4.76%) VB
3 1 (2.38%) Java
3 1 (2.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 5 (11.90%) SC Cleared
3 4 (9.52%) DV Cleared
4 2 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.76%) CCNP
4 2 (4.76%) CCNA
5 1 (2.38%) Degree
5 1 (2.38%) MCSE
5 1 (2.38%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 7 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (11.90%) ISA Server
4 3 (7.14%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.76%) vSphere
6 1 (2.38%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.38%) XenApp
6 1 (2.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (14.29%) SCCM
2 2 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.76%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.38%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 20 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 12 (28.57%) VMware
3 6 (14.29%) Cisco
4 4 (9.52%) Citrix
5 3 (7.14%) HP
6 2 (4.76%) Acronis
6 2 (4.76%) Primavera
6 2 (4.76%) Juniper
6 2 (4.76%) Veritas
6 2 (4.76%) Red Hat
6 2 (4.76%) AppSense
6 2 (4.76%) 3Com
7 1 (2.38%) Altiris
7 1 (2.38%) McAfee
7 1 (2.38%) Sophos
7 1 (2.38%) Symantec
7 1 (2.38%) Veeam
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