The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 25 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 10 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 15 21 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 12.20% 14.29% 15.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.33% 37.50% 45.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 17 10
Median daily rate £350 £415 £138
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.66% +201.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £450 £153
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £15.50 £14.84
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +4.44%
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
45 56 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 36.59% 38.10% 35.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 43 22
Median daily rate £338 £425 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.58% +142.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £348 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.31% +13.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 3
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.75%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.20 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +8.00%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheltenham region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 June 2016.

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 25 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheltenham region with a requirement for Windows.

1 19 (70.37%) Active Directory
2 11 (40.74%) Windows 7
3 10 (37.04%) Windows 10
4 9 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 8 (29.63%) Windows Server
6 7 (25.93%) Windows 8
6 7 (25.93%) VMware
6 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
6 7 (25.93%) HP
7 6 (22.22%) Cisco
7 6 (22.22%) Linux
8 5 (18.52%) DV Cleared
8 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (14.81%) CCNA
9 4 (14.81%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (14.81%) DNS
9 4 (14.81%) DHCP
10 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
10 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
10 3 (11.11%) SQL
10 3 (11.11%) ITIL
10 3 (11.11%) Java
10 3 (11.11%) SCCM
10 3 (11.11%) Programme Management
10 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
10 3 (11.11%) Translating Business Requirements
11 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (7.41%) vSphere

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.70%) Apache
2 1 (3.70%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.70%) Confluence
2 1 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.70%) OpenStack
2 1 (3.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (3.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.70%) Google Apps
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.70%) Office 365
1 1 (3.70%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) DHCP
1 4 (14.81%) DNS
2 1 (3.70%) Firewall
2 1 (3.70%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (3.70%) Network Security
2 1 (3.70%) SAN
2 1 (3.70%) VLAN
2 1 (3.70%) VPN
2 1 (3.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) Apache Accumulo
2 1 (3.70%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (3.70%) Big Data
2 1 (3.70%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.70%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (3.70%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.70%) Neo4j
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.70%) JIRA
1 1 (3.70%) Selenium
General
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Electronics
2 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.70%) Marketing
2 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Support Engineer
2 10 (37.04%) 2nd Line Support
3 7 (25.93%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 7 (25.93%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 6 (22.22%) Desktop Engineer
4 6 (22.22%) Desktop Support
4 6 (22.22%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 5 (18.52%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 5 (18.52%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
6 4 (14.81%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 4 (14.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (14.81%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (11.11%) 1st Line Support Technician
7 3 (11.11%) 1st/2nd Line Support Technician
7 3 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Technician
7 3 (11.11%) Architect
7 3 (11.11%) NOC Technician
7 3 (11.11%) Support Technician
8 2 (7.41%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) Middleware
2 1 (3.70%) Kafka
2 1 (3.70%) OpenCL
2 1 (3.70%) Web Services
2 1 (3.70%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Algorithms
2 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.70%) Clustering
2 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (3.70%) Mathematics
2 1 (3.70%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 11 (40.74%) Windows 7
2 10 (37.04%) Windows 10
3 8 (29.63%) Windows Server
4 7 (25.93%) Windows 8
5 6 (22.22%) Linux
6 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (7.41%) Solaris
7 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (3.70%) Mac OS X
8 1 (3.70%) Unix
8 1 (3.70%) Windows Vista
8 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (11.11%) ITIL
1 3 (11.11%) Programme Management
1 3 (11.11%) Translating Business Requirements
2 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (7.41%) Service Management
3 1 (3.70%) Automated Testing
3 1 (3.70%) Change Management
3 1 (3.70%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (3.70%) ITIL V3
3 1 (3.70%) ITSM
3 1 (3.70%) Migration
3 1 (3.70%) Open Source
3 1 (3.70%) Reverse Engineering
3 1 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (3.70%) Scrum
3 1 (3.70%) Time Management
3 1 (3.70%) Use Case
3 1 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (3.70%) Validation
3 1 (3.70%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) Java
1 3 (11.11%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) Perl
2 2 (7.41%) Python
2 2 (7.41%) Ruby
3 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.70%) C
3 1 (3.70%) C++
3 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.70%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (18.52%) DV Cleared
3 4 (14.81%) CCNA
3 4 (14.81%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.70%) ISEB
5 1 (3.70%) ISTQB
5 1 (3.70%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (70.37%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.41%) vSphere
4 1 (3.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (3.70%) Firmware
4 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.70%) vCloud
4 1 (3.70%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) SCCM
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (3.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) HP
1 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
1 7 (25.93%) VMware
2 6 (22.22%) Cisco
3 2 (7.41%) IBM
4 1 (3.70%) Atlassian
4 1 (3.70%) BMC
4 1 (3.70%) Citrix
4 1 (3.70%) Google
4 1 (3.70%) Intel Security
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle
4 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.70%) Remedy
4 1 (3.70%) SAP
4 1 (3.70%) Sophos