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 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 2 1 9
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows 19 25 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Farnborough 24.68% 53.19% 8.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.86% 83.33% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 2
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£225 £325 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% -11.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £200 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £398 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £310 £311
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 £15.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Windows
Hampshire

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
28 30 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Farnborough 36.36% 63.83% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 20 6
Average daily rate £225 £308 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.82% -25.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £195 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £448 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 £15.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% -
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 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 19 September 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Farnborough

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Farnborough region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Farnborough

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Farnborough

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 21 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 20 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 16 (45.71%) VMware
4 14 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (37.14%) Security Cleared
6 12 (34.29%) MS Exchange
6 12 (34.29%) SQL Server
7 11 (31.43%) SC Cleared
7 11 (31.43%) Windows 7
8 10 (28.57%) IIS
9 9 (25.71%) Exchange Server 2010
9 9 (25.71%) Exchange Server 2007
10 8 (22.86%) vSphere
10 8 (22.86%) Cisco
10 8 (22.86%) Blackberry
11 7 (20.00%) Internet
11 7 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
11 7 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (20.00%) VMware ESX
11 7 (20.00%) Clustering
11 7 (20.00%) Firewall
12 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (17.14%) DHCP
12 6 (17.14%) DNS
12 6 (17.14%) MS Excel
13 5 (14.29%) Linux
13 5 (14.29%) Windows 2000
13 5 (14.29%) EMC
13 5 (14.29%) Citrix
13 5 (14.29%) ITIL

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Farnborough by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 12 (34.29%) MS Exchange
2 10 (28.57%) IIS
3 9 (25.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (25.71%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (8.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (17.14%) MS Excel
2 4 (11.43%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.00%) Internet
1 7 (20.00%) Firewall
2 6 (17.14%) DHCP
2 6 (17.14%) DNS
3 4 (11.43%) SAN
4 2 (5.71%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (34.29%) SQL Server
2 7 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 7 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (8.57%) MySQL
4 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 3 (8.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (22.86%) Systems Administrator
1 8 (22.86%) Administrator
2 7 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Consultant
3 3 (8.57%) Technical Consultant
3 3 (8.57%) Developer
3 3 (8.57%) .NET Developer
3 3 (8.57%) Implementation Consultant
3 3 (8.57%) Technical Implementation Consultant
4 2 (5.71%) IT Support
4 2 (5.71%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (5.71%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Administrator
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 2 (5.71%) Server Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (5.71%) Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) .NET
1 3 (8.57%) HTML
1 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET
2 2 (5.71%) Application Packaging
2 2 (5.71%) WCF
2 2 (5.71%) LINQ
3 1 (2.86%) CSS
3 1 (2.86%) Ajax
3 1 (2.86%) jQuery
3 1 (2.86%) WF
3 1 (2.86%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.86%) CSS3
3 1 (2.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (2.86%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Blackberry
2 7 (20.00%) Clustering
3 5 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (8.57%) EMV
5 2 (5.71%) SecurID
5 2 (5.71%) PKI
5 2 (5.71%) Handset
5 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (31.43%) Windows 7
3 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (14.29%) Linux
4 5 (14.29%) Windows 2000
4 5 (14.29%) UNIX
4 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (8.57%) Windows XP
6 2 (5.71%) AIX
7 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (14.29%) ITIL
1 5 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (14.29%) Migration
2 3 (8.57%) Resource Management
3 2 (5.71%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (5.71%) DevOps
3 2 (5.71%) Change Management
4 1 (2.86%) E-Commerce
4 1 (2.86%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.86%) MVC
4 1 (2.86%) Workflow
4 1 (2.86%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.43%) SQL
2 3 (8.57%) C#
2 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.71%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.71%) Perl
3 2 (5.71%) T-SQL
3 2 (5.71%) VB
3 2 (5.71%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (37.14%) Security Cleared
2 11 (31.43%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.57%) CISSP
3 3 (8.57%) CISA
3 3 (8.57%) MBA
3 3 (8.57%) Degree
4 2 (5.71%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 8 (22.86%) vSphere
3 7 (20.00%) VMware ESX
4 5 (14.29%) vCloud
5 3 (8.57%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (5.71%) Hyper-V
6 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
1 5 (14.29%) WSUS
1 5 (14.29%) NetBackup
1 5 (14.29%) Backup Exec
2 2 (5.71%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 21 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (45.71%) VMware
3 8 (22.86%) Cisco
4 5 (14.29%) EMC
4 5 (14.29%) Citrix
4 5 (14.29%) Symantec
4 5 (14.29%) Sophos
4 5 (14.29%) Veritas
4 5 (14.29%) Acronis
5 4 (11.43%) NetApp
6 3 (8.57%) Dell
6 3 (8.57%) Oracle
7 2 (5.71%) F5
7 2 (5.71%) Huawei
7 2 (5.71%) CheckPoint
7 2 (5.71%) Red Hat
7 2 (5.71%) Avaya
7 2 (5.71%) McAfee
8 1 (2.86%) IBM
8 1 (2.86%) CommVault