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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 1 11
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +10
Contract jobs citing Windows 14 25 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 12.39% 33.33% 7.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.64% 80.65% 46.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 2
Average daily rate
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£248 £318 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.23% -22.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £260 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £363 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £318 £315
% change year-on-year
-5.25% +0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £14.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -34.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
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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
22 31 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 19.47% 41.33% 16.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 5
Average daily rate £275 £318 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.58% -20.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £170 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £363 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £14.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -34.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

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 22 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 22 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 16 (45.71%) Microsoft
2 12 (34.29%) Windows 7
3 11 (31.43%) MS Office
3 11 (31.43%) MS Excel
4 10 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 9 (25.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (22.86%) Security Cleared
6 8 (22.86%) Windows XP
7 7 (20.00%) VMware
8 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (14.29%) Legal
9 5 (14.29%) Migration
9 5 (14.29%) DNS
9 5 (14.29%) SharePoint
10 4 (11.43%) MS Exchange
10 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
10 4 (11.43%) TCP/IP
10 4 (11.43%) Firewall
10 4 (11.43%) Cisco
10 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
10 4 (11.43%) DV Cleared
11 3 (8.57%) Data Migration
11 3 (8.57%) SCCM
11 3 (8.57%) .NET Framework
11 3 (8.57%) SCADA
11 3 (8.57%) WPF
11 3 (8.57%) Silverlight
11 3 (8.57%) Clustering
11 3 (8.57%) Office 365

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 5 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 4 (11.43%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.71%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (5.71%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (5.71%) MS Project Server
3 2 (5.71%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 11 (31.43%) MS Office
1 11 (31.43%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.71%) MS Project
3 1 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) Office 365
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) DNS
2 4 (11.43%) TCP/IP
2 4 (11.43%) Firewall
3 3 (8.57%) DHCP
4 2 (5.71%) MPLS
5 1 (2.86%) Network Security
5 1 (2.86%) VLAN
5 1 (2.86%) LAN
5 1 (2.86%) SMS
5 1 (2.86%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) ClearCase
General
1 5 (14.29%) Legal
2 3 (8.57%) Telecoms
2 3 (8.57%) Law
2 3 (8.57%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (17.14%) Analyst
2 5 (14.29%) Desktop Support
2 5 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 5 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (11.43%) Support Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) Rollout Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Desktop Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Technical Leader
4 3 (8.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Consultant
4 3 (8.57%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Help Desk Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Administrator
5 2 (5.71%) SharePoint Consultant
5 2 (5.71%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) SharePoint Architect
6 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Security Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) .NET Framework
1 3 (8.57%) WPF
1 3 (8.57%) Silverlight
1 3 (8.57%) .NET
2 2 (5.71%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) SCADA
1 3 (8.57%) Clustering
2 1 (2.86%) Replication
2 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (34.29%) Windows 7
2 9 (25.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (22.86%) Windows XP
4 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (8.57%) Linux
6 2 (5.71%) Mac OS X
6 2 (5.71%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.86%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (14.29%) Migration
2 3 (8.57%) Data Migration
2 3 (8.57%) Project Management
2 3 (8.57%) Workflow
2 3 (8.57%) ITIL
3 2 (5.71%) Validation
3 2 (5.71%) Configuration Management
3 2 (5.71%) Service Delivery
3 2 (5.71%) Change Control
3 2 (5.71%) Incident Management
3 2 (5.71%) Unit Testing
3 2 (5.71%) Network Load Balancing
3 2 (5.71%) Project Planning
4 1 (2.86%) Security Architecture
4 1 (2.86%) ERP
4 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.57%) SQL
1 3 (8.57%) T-SQL
2 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (22.86%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
2 4 (11.43%) DV Cleared
3 2 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.71%) CCNP
3 2 (5.71%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.57%) ISA Server
3 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.71%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.86%) XenApp
4 1 (2.86%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) SCCM
2 2 (5.71%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.86%) SCOM
3 1 (2.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 16 (45.71%) Microsoft
2 7 (20.00%) VMware
3 4 (11.43%) Cisco
4 3 (8.57%) HP
5 2 (5.71%) Citrix
5 2 (5.71%) Juniper
5 2 (5.71%) McAfee
5 2 (5.71%) Sophos
5 2 (5.71%) Primavera
5 2 (5.71%) Altiris
6 1 (2.86%) Veeam
6 1 (2.86%) Symantec