The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Farnborough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 5 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 15 11 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Farnborough 14.71% 15.07% 44.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.47% 50.00% 85.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 9
Average daily rate
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£300 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £300 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £428 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -1.63%
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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 Farnborough region.

Operating Systems Category
Farnborough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
38 22 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Farnborough 37.25% 30.14% 52.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 13 11
Average daily rate £295 £358 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.48% +2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £433 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 £27.25 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.62% +118.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Farnborough

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Farnborough region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Farnborough

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Farnborough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Farnborough region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Farnborough

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Farnborough

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Farnborough region over the 3 months to 26 May 2015.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Farnborough

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Farnborough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Farnborough region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Farnborough

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Farnborough

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Farnborough 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 31 (73.81%) Security Cleared
2 27 (64.29%) VMware
3 21 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 20 (47.62%) VMware Infrastructure
5 19 (45.24%) Microsoft
6 17 (40.48%) Migration
7 15 (35.71%) Cisco
8 12 (28.57%) Linux
8 12 (28.57%) vSphere
9 10 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (23.81%) CheckPoint
10 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (21.43%) Active Directory
10 9 (21.43%) VMS
10 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (19.05%) MS Exchange
12 7 (16.67%) Finance
12 7 (16.67%) VMware ESX
12 7 (16.67%) DV Cleared
13 6 (14.29%) Windows 7
13 6 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
13 6 (14.29%) Windows XP
14 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
15 4 (9.52%) Firewall
15 4 (9.52%) MS Office
15 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
15 4 (9.52%) TCP/IP
15 4 (9.52%) DNS
15 4 (9.52%) Hyper-V
15 4 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2007

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Farnborough by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Farnborough 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 6 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.38%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) MS Office
1 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Office 365
1 1 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) Firewall
1 4 (9.52%) TCP/IP
1 4 (9.52%) DNS
2 3 (7.14%) VPN
3 2 (4.76%) SAN
3 2 (4.76%) Ethernet
3 2 (4.76%) VoIP
3 2 (4.76%) WAN
4 1 (2.38%) VPLS
4 1 (2.38%) VLAN
4 1 (2.38%) Wireshark
4 1 (2.38%) tcpdump
4 1 (2.38%) Junos
4 1 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.38%) DHCP
4 1 (2.38%) LAN
4 1 (2.38%) MPLS
4 1 (2.38%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.14%) MS Access
3 1 (2.38%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.38%) DB2
General
1 7 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (21.43%) Cloud Engineer
2 7 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (11.90%) Architect
3 5 (11.90%) Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Service Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (7.14%) Technical Support
5 3 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (4.76%) Technical Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Technical Design Authority
6 2 (4.76%) Test Leader
7 1 (2.38%) VMware Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Specialist
7 1 (2.38%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) HTML
1 1 (2.38%) SAP Basis
1 1 (2.38%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.76%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.38%) Cryptography
2 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (2.38%) Clustering
2 1 (2.38%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 12 (28.57%) Linux
2 10 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (21.43%) VMS
3 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 6 (14.29%) Windows XP
5 3 (7.14%) Windows Vista
6 2 (4.76%) UNIX
7 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (2.38%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (40.48%) Migration
2 3 (7.14%) ITIL
3 1 (2.38%) Network Design
3 1 (2.38%) Performance Management
3 1 (2.38%) SAP Implementation
3 1 (2.38%) CRM
3 1 (2.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (2.38%) ITSM
3 1 (2.38%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.14%) VB
1 3 (7.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 31 (73.81%) Security Cleared
2 21 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (16.67%) DV Cleared
4 3 (7.14%) BC Cleared
5 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.38%) CCNA
6 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) SLA
2 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 20 (47.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (28.57%) vSphere
3 9 (21.43%) Active Directory
4 7 (16.67%) VMware ESX
5 4 (9.52%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) SCCM
2 2 (4.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (2.38%) SCOM
3 1 (2.38%) SCVMM
3 1 (2.38%) Nagios
3 1 (2.38%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.38%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 1 (2.38%) Netcool
Vendors
1 27 (64.29%) VMware
2 19 (45.24%) Microsoft
3 15 (35.71%) Cisco
4 10 (23.81%) CheckPoint
5 3 (7.14%) HP
5 3 (7.14%) NetApp
6 2 (4.76%) Juniper
6 2 (4.76%) Dell
7 1 (2.38%) Acronis
7 1 (2.38%) EMC
7 1 (2.38%) Citrix
7 1 (2.38%) SAP
7 1 (2.38%) Oracle
7 1 (2.38%) Business Objects
7 1 (2.38%) McAfee