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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 14 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
-11 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 17 21 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 11.26% 18.10% 25.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.48% 42.00% 90.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 13
Average daily rate
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£425 £395 £387
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.59% +2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £129 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £552 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £322 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £22.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
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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
42 50 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 27.81% 43.10% 27.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 27 13
Average daily rate £425 £350 £387
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -9.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.42% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +103.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 (40.48%) Linux
2 16 (38.10%) Security Cleared
3 15 (35.71%) DV Cleared
4 13 (30.95%) UNIX
5 11 (26.19%) SQL
5 11 (26.19%) SQL Server
6 10 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (19.05%) C++
7 8 (19.05%) Python
7 8 (19.05%) Active Directory
7 8 (19.05%) Microsoft
7 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (19.05%) Finance
8 7 (16.67%) VMware
8 7 (16.67%) Software Engineering
8 7 (16.67%) DNS
8 7 (16.67%) MS Office
9 6 (14.29%) McAfee
9 6 (14.29%) Degree
9 6 (14.29%) Manufacturing
10 5 (11.90%) Electronics
10 5 (11.90%) Ruby
10 5 (11.90%) Borland
10 5 (11.90%) Citrix
10 5 (11.90%) Client/Server
10 5 (11.90%) Windows XP
10 5 (11.90%) SOA
10 5 (11.90%) MySQL
10 5 (11.90%) Windows 7
10 5 (11.90%) Amazon AWS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 3 (7.14%) IIS
3 2 (4.76%) Eucalyptus
4 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.38%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 7 (16.67%) MS Office
2 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.90%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.67%) DNS
2 2 (4.76%) LAN
2 2 (4.76%) WAN
2 2 (4.76%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.38%) Internet
3 1 (2.38%) Wireless
3 1 (2.38%) VLAN
3 1 (2.38%) ZigBee
3 1 (2.38%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (26.19%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.90%) MySQL
3 3 (7.14%) NoSQL
4 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database
4 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.38%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Maven
1 3 (7.14%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.76%) Subversion
2 2 (4.76%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (4.76%) ClearCase
3 1 (2.38%) WinRunner
3 1 (2.38%) TestDirector
3 1 (2.38%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 8 (19.05%) Finance
2 6 (14.29%) Manufacturing
3 5 (11.90%) Electronics
4 2 (4.76%) Legal
5 1 (2.38%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (14.29%) Consultant
2 5 (11.90%) Analyst
2 5 (11.90%) Software Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Developer
3 4 (9.52%) Architect
3 4 (9.52%) Project Manager
3 4 (9.52%) Technical Consultant
3 4 (9.52%) Security Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Technical Architect
4 3 (7.14%) DBA
4 3 (7.14%) Administrator
5 2 (4.76%) Support Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Service Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) .NET Developer
5 2 (4.76%) Test Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Linux Specialist
5 2 (4.76%) Security Specialist
6 1 (2.38%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) RESTful
2 2 (4.76%) HTML
2 2 (4.76%) .NET
2 2 (4.76%) Java EE
2 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.76%) COM
2 2 (4.76%) CSS
3 1 (2.38%) XML
3 1 (2.38%) XSL
3 1 (2.38%) XHTML
3 1 (2.38%) WinForms
3 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.38%) jQuery
3 1 (2.38%) MFC
3 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.38%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.38%) SignalR
3 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Client/Server
2 2 (4.76%) N-Tier
2 2 (4.76%) Replication
2 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.76%) Private Cloud
2 2 (4.76%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.38%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.38%) Clustering
3 1 (2.38%) PKI
3 1 (2.38%) PDA
3 1 (2.38%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (2.38%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.38%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 17 (40.48%) Linux
2 13 (30.95%) UNIX
3 10 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (11.90%) Windows 7
5 5 (11.90%) Windows XP
6 3 (7.14%) CentOS
6 3 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (4.76%) Windows 8
7 2 (4.76%) AIX
8 1 (2.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 5 (11.90%) SOA
2 5 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (11.90%) SIEM
3 4 (9.52%) Change Control
3 4 (9.52%) Security Architecture
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%) Project Planning
3 4 (9.52%) Migration
3 4 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (9.52%) Data Protection
3 4 (9.52%) Mentoring
4 3 (7.14%) Test Automation
4 3 (7.14%) Information Management
4 3 (7.14%) Automated Testing
4 3 (7.14%) Unit Testing
4 3 (7.14%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.19%) SQL
2 8 (19.05%) C++
2 8 (19.05%) Python
3 5 (11.90%) Ruby
3 5 (11.90%) Bash Shell
4 3 (7.14%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.76%) Perl
5 2 (4.76%) PL/SQL
5 2 (4.76%) C
5 2 (4.76%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.38%) Embedded C
6 1 (2.38%) C#
6 1 (2.38%) Java
6 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (38.10%) Security Cleared
2 15 (35.71%) DV Cleared
3 6 (14.29%) Degree
4 3 (7.14%) CISSP
5 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.76%) MCSE
5 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.38%) MCSD
6 1 (2.38%) MCSA
6 1 (2.38%) CCA
6 1 (2.38%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (2.38%) CCEA
6 1 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.38%) MCTS
6 1 (2.38%) MCITP
System Software
1 8 (19.05%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 3 (7.14%) vCloud
4 2 (4.76%) XenApp
5 1 (2.38%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) Puppet
1 3 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (2.38%) Netcool
2 1 (2.38%) Data Guard
2 1 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.38%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 8 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 7 (16.67%) VMware
3 6 (14.29%) McAfee
4 5 (11.90%) Citrix
4 5 (11.90%) Borland
5 2 (4.76%) NetApp
5 2 (4.76%) Oracle
5 2 (4.76%) Cisco
6 1 (2.38%) Avaya
6 1 (2.38%) Veritas
6 1 (2.38%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.38%) TOWER Software