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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 3 13
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +10
Contract jobs citing Windows 17 18 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 14.17% 25.71% 9.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.00% 81.82% 38.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 1
Average daily rate
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£275 £356 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.80% +1.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £310 £311
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £30.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +41.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
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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
34 22 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 28.33% 31.43% 25.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 6 4
Average daily rate £300 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £125 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £366 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £30.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +41.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 16 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 11 (32.35%) Active Directory
2 11 (32.35%) MS Excel
2 11 (32.35%) Security Cleared
2 11 (32.35%) Windows 7
3 10 (29.41%) MS Office
4 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (20.59%) Windows XP
5 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (20.59%) VMware
6 6 (17.65%) DNS
6 6 (17.65%) SharePoint
6 6 (17.65%) DV Cleared
6 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (17.65%) Mentoring
7 5 (14.71%) SC Cleared
7 5 (14.71%) TCP/IP
7 5 (14.71%) Telecoms
7 5 (14.71%) Legal
7 5 (14.71%) Migration
8 4 (11.76%) Firewall
8 4 (11.76%) Project Management
8 4 (11.76%) Cisco
8 4 (11.76%) HP
8 4 (11.76%) ITIL
9 3 (8.82%) SQL
9 3 (8.82%) T-SQL
9 3 (8.82%) .NET
9 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
9 3 (8.82%) MS Project

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 6 (17.65%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.82%) MS Project Server
3 2 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (5.88%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (5.88%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (32.35%) MS Excel
2 10 (29.41%) MS Office
3 3 (8.82%) MS Project
4 2 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (5.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.65%) DNS
2 5 (14.71%) TCP/IP
3 4 (11.76%) Firewall
4 3 (8.82%) DHCP
5 2 (5.88%) MPLS
5 2 (5.88%) LAN
5 2 (5.88%) WAN
6 1 (2.94%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) ClearCase
General
1 5 (14.71%) Telecoms
1 5 (14.71%) Legal
2 3 (8.82%) Law
2 3 (8.82%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.94%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (17.65%) Analyst
1 6 (17.65%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (14.71%) Desktop Support
3 4 (11.76%) Rollout Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Support Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Consultant
3 4 (11.76%) Support Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Project Manager
4 3 (8.82%) Desktop Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Technical Leader
4 3 (8.82%) SharePoint Consultant
4 3 (8.82%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Windows Administrator
5 2 (5.88%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Security Administrator
5 2 (5.88%) Help Desk Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Administrator
5 2 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) .NET
1 3 (8.82%) .NET Framework
1 3 (8.82%) WPF
1 3 (8.82%) Silverlight
2 2 (5.88%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Clustering
1 3 (8.82%) SCADA
2 1 (2.94%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (32.35%) Windows 7
2 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (20.59%) Windows XP
3 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (8.82%) Linux
6 2 (5.88%) Windows 8
6 2 (5.88%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (2.94%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.65%) Mentoring
2 5 (14.71%) Migration
3 4 (11.76%) Project Management
3 4 (11.76%) ITIL
4 3 (8.82%) Workflow
4 3 (8.82%) Validation
4 3 (8.82%) Data Migration
4 3 (8.82%) Project Planning
5 2 (5.88%) Change Control
5 2 (5.88%) Unit Testing
5 2 (5.88%) Incident Management
5 2 (5.88%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (5.88%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.88%) Configuration Management
5 2 (5.88%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.94%) ERP
6 1 (2.94%) Coaching
6 1 (2.94%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.82%) SQL
1 3 (8.82%) T-SQL
2 1 (2.94%) VBScript
2 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (32.35%) Security Cleared
2 6 (17.65%) DV Cleared
3 5 (14.71%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.88%) CCNP
4 2 (5.88%) CCNA
4 2 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (32.35%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.82%) ISA Server
3 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.88%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.88%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.94%) XenApp
4 1 (2.94%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.88%) SCCM
3 1 (2.94%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.94%) SCOM
3 1 (2.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 16 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 7 (20.59%) VMware
3 4 (11.76%) Cisco
3 4 (11.76%) HP
4 3 (8.82%) Citrix
4 3 (8.82%) Primavera
5 2 (5.88%) Altiris
5 2 (5.88%) McAfee
5 2 (5.88%) Sophos
5 2 (5.88%) Juniper
6 1 (2.94%) Symantec
6 1 (2.94%) Veeam