The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 8 2
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows 79 71 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 17.03% 15.54% 26.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.11% 59.66% 62.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 41 44
Median daily rate £358 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £150 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 20
Median hourly rate £12.25 £14.64 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.29% +6.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.67 £12.01 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £20.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
Windows
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Gloucestershire region.

Operating Systems Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
146 119 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 31.47% 26.04% 42.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 74 76
Median daily rate £375 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £150 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £343 £315
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 6 22
Median hourly rate £13.23 £17.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.20% +23.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.54 £12.11 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £20.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Gloucestershire region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 6 May 2016.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 6 May 2016.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

Windows
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 6 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucester 0 39 £375 +68.53% 3
Cheltenham +7 13 £308 -27.64% 18
Cirencester -2 3 £400 - 1
Fairford - 1 £250 -
Windows
South West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 67 (50.76%) Active Directory
2 48 (36.36%) Windows Server
3 39 (29.55%) Security Cleared
4 35 (26.52%) VMware
5 33 (25.00%) Citrix
5 33 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 32 (24.24%) Microsoft
6 32 (24.24%) DV Cleared
7 27 (20.45%) HP
8 26 (19.70%) Cisco
9 24 (18.18%) Linux
9 24 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 22 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
11 21 (15.91%) MS Excel
12 20 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
13 18 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
14 17 (12.88%) DNS
15 15 (11.36%) SQL Server
15 15 (11.36%) SCCM
16 14 (10.61%) Migration
16 14 (10.61%) Finance
16 14 (10.61%) ITIL
16 14 (10.61%) IBM
17 13 (9.85%) DHCP
17 13 (9.85%) C
17 13 (9.85%) SQL
17 13 (9.85%) Hyper-V
18 12 (9.09%) XenApp
18 12 (9.09%) Data Centre
18 12 (9.09%) C++

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 9 (6.82%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.79%) IBM Notes
3 4 (3.03%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.52%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.52%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.76%) Apache
5 1 (0.76%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.76%) Confluence
5 1 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.76%) Eucalyptus
5 1 (0.76%) IIS
5 1 (0.76%) JBoss
5 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.76%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.76%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.76%) WordPress
Applications
1 21 (15.91%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.55%) MS Office
3 4 (3.03%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.79%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.79%) Office 365
3 3 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (2.27%) Amazon S3
3 3 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.52%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.76%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.76%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 17 (12.88%) DNS
2 13 (9.85%) DHCP
3 9 (6.82%) Firewall
3 9 (6.82%) VPN
4 8 (6.06%) LAN
4 8 (6.06%) SAN
4 8 (6.06%) WAN
5 7 (5.30%) Internet
5 7 (5.30%) VoIP
6 4 (3.03%) OpenVPN
7 3 (2.27%) HTTPS
7 3 (2.27%) SSL
7 3 (2.27%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.52%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (1.52%) WebEx
9 1 (0.76%) AMQP
9 1 (0.76%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.76%) HTTP
9 1 (0.76%) IPv4
9 1 (0.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.36%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.52%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.76%) Apache Accumulo
5 1 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.76%) Big Data
5 1 (0.76%) GIS
5 1 (0.76%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (0.76%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.76%) Neo4j
5 1 (0.76%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (6.06%) Selenium
2 6 (4.55%) LoadRunner
3 5 (3.79%) Visual Studio
4 4 (3.03%) Cucumber
4 4 (3.03%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.27%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.27%) HP UFT
5 3 (2.27%) RSpec
6 2 (1.52%) JIRA
7 1 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (10.61%) Finance
2 6 (4.55%) Law
3 5 (3.79%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.27%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.52%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.52%) Electronics
5 2 (1.52%) Military
6 1 (0.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (24.24%) Support Engineer
2 16 (12.12%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 15 (11.36%) 2nd Line Support
3 15 (11.36%) Desktop Engineer
4 13 (9.85%) 3rd Line Support
4 13 (9.85%) Desktop Support
5 12 (9.09%) Analyst
6 11 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 11 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 10 (7.58%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 10 (7.58%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 9 (6.82%) Wintel Engineer
9 8 (6.06%) Consultant
9 8 (6.06%) Developer
9 8 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (5.30%) Infrastructure Support
10 7 (5.30%) Tester
11 6 (4.55%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 6 (4.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 5 (3.79%) Citrix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.79%) Web Services
2 2 (1.52%) .NET
2 2 (1.52%) Middleware
3 1 (0.76%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.76%) ADO.NET
3 1 (0.76%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.76%) CSS
3 1 (0.76%) Entity Framework
3 1 (0.76%) Java EE
3 1 (0.76%) JMS
3 1 (0.76%) Kafka
3 1 (0.76%) LINQ
3 1 (0.76%) OpenCL
3 1 (0.76%) POSIX
3 1 (0.76%) WCF
3 1 (0.76%) XML
3 1 (0.76%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.55%) HP Storage
3 5 (3.79%) Replication
4 3 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.27%) Clustering
5 2 (1.52%) CMDB
5 2 (1.52%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.52%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.76%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.76%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.76%) EMC VNX
6 1 (0.76%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.76%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.76%) NHS
6 1 (0.76%) PDA
6 1 (0.76%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.76%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.76%) SCADA
6 1 (0.76%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.76%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 48 (36.36%) Windows Server
2 33 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 24 (18.18%) Linux
3 24 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (7.58%) Windows 10
7 6 (4.55%) Windows 8
8 5 (3.79%) Unix
9 3 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.27%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.76%) CentOS
10 1 (0.76%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.76%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.76%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (10.61%) ITIL
1 14 (10.61%) Migration
2 11 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (8.33%) Service Management
3 9 (6.82%) ITIL V3
4 7 (5.30%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (5.30%) Performance Testing
4 7 (5.30%) Root Cause Analysis
4 7 (5.30%) Scrum
4 7 (5.30%) Test Automation
5 6 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
5 6 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (3.79%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (3.79%) DevOps
6 5 (3.79%) ITSM
6 5 (3.79%) SDLC
6 5 (3.79%) Software Engineering
6 5 (3.79%) UML
6 5 (3.79%) Waterfall
7 4 (3.03%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 13 (9.85%) C
1 13 (9.85%) SQL
2 12 (9.09%) C++
3 11 (8.33%) Java
4 10 (7.58%) PowerShell
4 10 (7.58%) Python
5 6 (4.55%) Perl
6 5 (3.79%) Bash Shell
7 4 (3.03%) Shell Script
7 4 (3.03%) VB
8 3 (2.27%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.27%) Ruby
9 2 (1.52%) C#
10 1 (0.76%) PHP
10 1 (0.76%) Scala
10 1 (0.76%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 39 (29.55%) Security Cleared
2 32 (24.24%) DV Cleared
3 11 (8.33%) CCNA
3 11 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (3.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.03%) DBS Check
5 4 (3.03%) ISEB
5 4 (3.03%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.27%) MCP
7 2 (1.52%) MCSE
7 2 (1.52%) MCTS
8 1 (0.76%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.76%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.76%) MCDST
8 1 (0.76%) MCITP
8 1 (0.76%) MCPD
8 1 (0.76%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.30%) SLA
2 1 (0.76%) QA
System Software
1 67 (50.76%) Active Directory
2 20 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (9.85%) Hyper-V
4 12 (9.09%) XenApp
5 11 (8.33%) XenDesktop
6 10 (7.58%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (6.06%) vSphere
8 4 (3.03%) BitLocker
8 4 (3.03%) UAG
8 4 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.52%) Firmware
10 1 (0.76%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.76%) iptables
10 1 (0.76%) vCloud
10 1 (0.76%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.76%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.76%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (11.36%) SCCM
2 2 (1.52%) DameWare
3 1 (0.76%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.76%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (0.76%) EdgeSight
3 1 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.76%) Plesk
3 1 (0.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 35 (26.52%) VMware
2 33 (25.00%) Citrix
3 32 (24.24%) Microsoft
4 27 (20.45%) HP
5 26 (19.70%) Cisco
6 14 (10.61%) IBM
7 7 (5.30%) Dell
8 6 (4.55%) EMC
8 6 (4.55%) Oracle
9 5 (3.79%) Sophos
10 4 (3.03%) Apple
10 4 (3.03%) AppSense
10 4 (3.03%) Canon
11 3 (2.27%) Symantec
11 3 (2.27%) Veeam
12 2 (1.52%) Draytek
12 2 (1.52%) Forcepoint
12 2 (1.52%) Remedy
12 2 (1.52%) SonicWALL
12 2 (1.52%) WatchGuard
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