The first table below looks at the demand for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Gloucestershire region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 1 9
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows 87 65 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 19.42% 26.53% 14.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.14% 83.33% 54.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 26 36
Average daily rate
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£313 £309 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.21% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £130 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £597 £366 £447
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £314
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 17 6
Average hourly rate £15.75 £14.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -30.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.00 £12.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £27.05 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
140 78 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 31.25% 31.84% 27.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 28 77
Average daily rate £350 £218 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.91% -45.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £130 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 18 6
Average hourly rate £15.75 £13.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.54% -31.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £21.75 £21.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows
South West

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Gloucestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucester -3 28 £325 +30.00% 12
Cheltenham -4 19 £145 -55.38% 8
Cirencester -8 2 - - 1
Stroud - - - - 1
Tewkesbury - - - - 1
Windows
South West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 57 (31.67%) Microsoft
2 53 (29.44%) Active Directory
3 52 (28.89%) VMware
3 52 (28.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 51 (28.33%) Windows 7
5 43 (23.89%) Linux
6 39 (21.67%) Security Cleared
7 35 (19.44%) Windows XP
8 32 (17.78%) MS Office
8 32 (17.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 31 (17.22%) Citrix
10 30 (16.67%) MS Exchange
11 27 (15.00%) Firewall
12 25 (13.89%) Windows Server 2003
13 24 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
13 24 (13.33%) SCCM
14 23 (12.78%) MS Excel
15 20 (11.11%) Cisco
15 20 (11.11%) DV Cleared
16 19 (10.56%) Python
17 18 (10.00%) HP
18 17 (9.44%) DNS
18 17 (9.44%) DHCP
18 17 (9.44%) SNMP
18 17 (9.44%) TCP/IP
18 17 (9.44%) Perl
18 17 (9.44%) MySQL
18 17 (9.44%) SC Cleared
19 16 (8.89%) SQL Server
19 16 (8.89%) Telecoms

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 30 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 15 (8.33%) Apache
3 13 (7.22%) Exchange Server 2007
4 12 (6.67%) SharePoint
4 12 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (3.89%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.67%) IIS
8 3 (1.67%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (1.11%) Lync
10 1 (0.56%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 32 (17.78%) MS Office
2 23 (12.78%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.67%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.67%) MS Project
4 1 (0.56%) Windchill
4 1 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.89%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (3.89%) Office 365
2 2 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.56%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 27 (15.00%) Firewall
2 17 (9.44%) DNS
2 17 (9.44%) DHCP
2 17 (9.44%) SNMP
2 17 (9.44%) TCP/IP
3 15 (8.33%) Network Security
4 14 (7.78%) SSH
5 10 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (5.00%) Junos
6 9 (5.00%) Cisco IOS
6 9 (5.00%) OSPF
6 9 (5.00%) BGP
7 8 (4.44%) SAN
8 7 (3.89%) VPN
9 6 (3.33%) LAN
9 6 (3.33%) WAN
10 4 (2.22%) SMS
10 4 (2.22%) IPv4
10 4 (2.22%) IPv6
11 3 (1.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.44%) MySQL
2 16 (8.89%) SQL Server
3 14 (7.78%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.22%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.67%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.11%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.11%) Sybase ASE
7 2 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.11%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.56%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.56%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (2.22%) ClearCase
2 2 (1.11%) MSI
2 2 (1.11%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.11%) Wise Package Studio
2 2 (1.11%) PVCS
3 1 (0.56%) Subversion
3 1 (0.56%) Eclipse
General
1 16 (8.89%) Telecoms
2 7 (3.89%) Legal
3 6 (3.33%) Finance
4 3 (1.67%) Law
4 3 (1.67%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.11%) Military
5 2 (1.11%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.56%) Marketing
6 1 (0.56%) Electronics
6 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 24 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 21 (11.67%) Developer
3 18 (10.00%) Analyst
4 14 (7.78%) Desktop Support
4 14 (7.78%) Python Developer
5 13 (7.22%) DevOps Engineer
5 13 (7.22%) Deployment Engineer
6 12 (6.67%) Server Engineer
7 11 (6.11%) Network Engineer
7 11 (6.11%) Consultant
7 11 (6.11%) Support Engineer
8 10 (5.56%) Support Analyst
8 10 (5.56%) Security Engineer
9 9 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
9 9 (5.00%) Administrator
9 9 (5.00%) Network Security Engineer
10 8 (4.44%) Firewall Engineer
11 5 (2.78%) Windows Server Engineer
11 5 (2.78%) Linux Engineer
11 5 (2.78%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.11%) .NET
2 7 (3.89%) Web Services
2 7 (3.89%) Application Packaging
3 5 (2.78%) FFmpeg
4 3 (1.67%) WPF
4 3 (1.67%) Silverlight
4 3 (1.67%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.11%) Windows SharePoint Services
5 2 (1.11%) Drools
6 1 (0.56%) GWT
6 1 (0.56%) Ext JS
6 1 (0.56%) J2EE
6 1 (0.56%) WinForms
6 1 (0.56%) OpenMP
6 1 (0.56%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.78%) Open Source
2 9 (5.00%) Thin Client
2 9 (5.00%) Fat Client
3 7 (3.89%) iPad
4 5 (2.78%) Embedded Systems
4 5 (2.78%) SCADA
4 5 (2.78%) NHS
4 5 (2.78%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.22%) Clustering
6 3 (1.67%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.11%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.11%) Streaming Video
7 2 (1.11%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.56%) VAX
8 1 (0.56%) CCTV
8 1 (0.56%) iPhone
8 1 (0.56%) iSeries
8 1 (0.56%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.56%) Replication
8 1 (0.56%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 52 (28.89%) Windows Server 2008
2 51 (28.33%) Windows 7
3 43 (23.89%) Linux
4 35 (19.44%) Windows XP
5 32 (17.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (13.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (2.78%) Windows 8
8 4 (2.22%) UNIX
9 3 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.11%) Solaris
10 2 (1.11%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.56%) CentOS
11 1 (0.56%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (8.89%) Problem Management
2 15 (8.33%) Migration
3 14 (7.78%) OO
4 13 (7.22%) DevOps
5 9 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
5 9 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 9 (5.00%) ITIL
5 9 (5.00%) Load Balancing
6 8 (4.44%) Service Delivery
7 7 (3.89%) Project Management
7 7 (3.89%) Service Management
7 7 (3.89%) Software Engineering
8 6 (3.33%) Configuration Management
9 4 (2.22%) ITSM
9 4 (2.22%) Scrum
9 4 (2.22%) Incident Management
9 4 (2.22%) Unit Testing
9 4 (2.22%) Reverse Engineering
9 4 (2.22%) Data Migration
10 3 (1.67%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (10.56%) Python
2 17 (9.44%) Perl
3 15 (8.33%) Bash Shell
3 15 (8.33%) C++
4 13 (7.22%) SQL
5 11 (6.11%) PowerShell
6 8 (4.44%) C
7 7 (3.89%) Java
8 6 (3.33%) VBScript
9 5 (2.78%) T-SQL
10 4 (2.22%) Ruby
10 4 (2.22%) VB
10 4 (2.22%) C#
11 3 (1.67%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.56%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 39 (21.67%) Security Cleared
2 20 (11.11%) DV Cleared
3 17 (9.44%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.22%) MCSE
6 3 (1.67%) CCNP
6 3 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.67%) Degree
7 2 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.11%) MCP
7 2 (1.11%) CCNA
7 2 (1.11%) MCSA
8 1 (0.56%) ISEB
8 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.78%) SLA
2 2 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.11%) QA
3 1 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 53 (29.44%) Active Directory
2 24 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (7.22%) vSphere
3 13 (7.22%) VMware ESX
4 11 (6.11%) XenApp
4 11 (6.11%) XenDesktop
5 7 (3.89%) Hyper-V
5 7 (3.89%) ISA Server
6 4 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.56%) qmail
8 1 (0.56%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.56%) Squid
8 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.56%) NFS
8 1 (0.56%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.56%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 24 (13.33%) SCCM
2 8 (4.44%) WSUS
3 7 (3.89%) Backup Exec
4 5 (2.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (2.22%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (1.11%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.11%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.11%) HP SIM
7 2 (1.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.56%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.56%) MOM
8 1 (0.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 57 (31.67%) Microsoft
2 52 (28.89%) VMware
3 31 (17.22%) Citrix
4 20 (11.11%) Cisco
5 18 (10.00%) HP
6 11 (6.11%) Juniper
6 11 (6.11%) CheckPoint
7 9 (5.00%) AppSense
7 9 (5.00%) McAfee
7 9 (5.00%) F5
8 7 (3.89%) Apple
9 6 (3.33%) Oracle
10 5 (2.78%) NetApp
10 5 (2.78%) Sophos
11 4 (2.22%) Symantec
12 3 (1.67%) Red Hat
12 3 (1.67%) Altiris
13 2 (1.11%) Lumension
13 2 (1.11%) 3Com
13 2 (1.11%) Acronis
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