The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 2 6
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 73 96 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 15.02% 30.09% 23.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.89% 79.34% 57.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 32 39
Average daily rate
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£340 £338 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% -20.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £151 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £400 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 23 12
Average hourly rate £29.50 £13.75 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+114.54% -64.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £13.00 £33.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £19.10 £42.19
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £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
133 121 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 27.37% 37.93% 40.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 42 81
Average daily rate £375 £325 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -27.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £150 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £400 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 24 16
Average hourly rate £29.50 £13.75 £39.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+114.54% -65.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £31.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.25 £28.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -4.32%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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 -4 26 £250 -13.79% 5
Cheltenham -14 14 £525 +32.91% 13
Cirencester +1 7 £130 -
Filton -2 1 £400 -
Tewkesbury - - - - 2
Windows
South West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 74 (42.29%) Security Cleared
2 50 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 46 (26.29%) VMware
4 44 (25.14%) Active Directory
4 44 (25.14%) Windows 7
5 42 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 42 (24.00%) Citrix
6 40 (22.86%) DV Cleared
7 38 (21.71%) Linux
8 36 (20.57%) SC Cleared
9 31 (17.71%) MS Excel
10 30 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
11 29 (16.57%) UNIX
12 28 (16.00%) MS Office
12 28 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
13 27 (15.43%) Windows XP
14 26 (14.86%) WAN
15 24 (13.71%) LAN
15 24 (13.71%) Finance
16 22 (12.57%) SQL Server
17 18 (10.29%) Hyper-V
17 18 (10.29%) SCCM
18 17 (9.71%) Windows Server 2012
18 17 (9.71%) Microsoft Certification
19 16 (9.14%) ITIL
19 16 (9.14%) Migration
19 16 (9.14%) XenApp
20 15 (8.57%) C
20 15 (8.57%) SQL
20 15 (8.57%) MS Exchange

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 15 (8.57%) MS Exchange
2 13 (7.43%) SharePoint
3 8 (4.57%) OpenStack
4 7 (4.00%) IIS
4 7 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (2.86%) Eucalyptus
6 5 (2.86%) SAS
7 4 (2.29%) Lync
7 4 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.71%) Apache
9 2 (1.14%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.14%) MediaWiki
9 2 (1.14%) nginx
9 2 (1.14%) Confluence
10 1 (0.57%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.57%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.57%) JBoss
Applications
1 31 (17.71%) MS Excel
2 28 (16.00%) MS Office
3 2 (1.14%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.57%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.29%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (14.86%) WAN
2 24 (13.71%) LAN
3 14 (8.00%) DNS
4 12 (6.86%) Firewall
5 9 (5.14%) Internet
6 8 (4.57%) TCP/IP
6 8 (4.57%) DHCP
7 6 (3.43%) SAN
8 5 (2.86%) Network Security
8 5 (2.86%) Ethernet
8 5 (2.86%) SMS
9 3 (1.71%) VoIP
9 3 (1.71%) VPN
9 3 (1.71%) SNMP
9 3 (1.71%) LDAP
10 2 (1.14%) IPv6
10 2 (1.14%) OSPF
10 2 (1.14%) BGP
10 2 (1.14%) EIGRP
10 2 (1.14%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (12.57%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.57%) MySQL
3 6 (3.43%) DB2
4 5 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.71%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.14%) QlikView
7 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.57%) Oracle8/8i Database
7 1 (0.57%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (0.57%) MS Access
7 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (2.86%) MSI
1 5 (2.86%) Git (software)
1 5 (2.86%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.29%) Subversion
2 4 (2.29%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.71%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (1.71%) LoadRunner
3 3 (1.71%) Maven
4 2 (1.14%) JIRA
4 2 (1.14%) Hudson
4 2 (1.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (1.14%) ClearCase
4 2 (1.14%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.57%) WinRunner
5 1 (0.57%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.57%) Eclipse RCP
5 1 (0.57%) JMeter
5 1 (0.57%) Xcode
5 1 (0.57%) Selenium
General
1 24 (13.71%) Finance
2 9 (5.14%) Manufacturing
3 7 (4.00%) Military
4 6 (3.43%) Electronics
4 6 (3.43%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.86%) Retail
6 4 (2.29%) Publishing
7 2 (1.14%) Legal
8 1 (0.57%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.57%) Law
Job Titles
1 19 (10.86%) Developer
2 18 (10.29%) Analyst
2 18 (10.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 17 (9.71%) Support Engineer
3 17 (9.71%) Administrator
4 13 (7.43%) Deployment Engineer
5 12 (6.86%) Desktop Support
5 12 (6.86%) Architect
6 11 (6.29%) Technical Architect
7 10 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support
8 8 (4.57%) Service Desk Analyst
8 8 (4.57%) Software Engineer
8 8 (4.57%) 3rd Line Support
8 8 (4.57%) Service Analyst
9 7 (4.00%) Network Engineer
9 7 (4.00%) Consultant
10 6 (3.43%) Project Manager
10 6 (3.43%) Help Desk Analyst
10 6 (3.43%) Programmer
10 6 (3.43%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.57%) HTML
1 8 (4.57%) .NET
2 7 (4.00%) CSS
3 5 (2.86%) Java EE
3 5 (2.86%) jQuery
3 5 (2.86%) HTML5
4 4 (2.29%) Application Packaging
4 4 (2.29%) CSS3
5 3 (1.71%) Backbone.js
5 3 (1.71%) Ember.js
5 3 (1.71%) AngularJS
5 3 (1.71%) HTML5 Canvas
5 3 (1.71%) RESTful
5 3 (1.71%) Dojo
5 3 (1.71%) MFC
5 3 (1.71%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.71%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.71%) SVG
6 2 (1.14%) XMPP
6 2 (1.14%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.57%) Blackberry
2 7 (4.00%) Client/Server
2 7 (4.00%) Thin Client
2 7 (4.00%) Fat Client
3 6 (3.43%) Clustering
4 5 (2.86%) Replication
5 4 (2.29%) N-Tier
5 4 (2.29%) FMCG
5 4 (2.29%) PDA
5 4 (2.29%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.71%) Wiki
6 3 (1.71%) User Experience
6 3 (1.71%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.14%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.14%) CESG
7 2 (1.14%) PKI
8 1 (0.57%) NHS
8 1 (0.57%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.57%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 44 (25.14%) Windows 7
2 42 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 38 (21.71%) Linux
4 29 (16.57%) UNIX
5 28 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 27 (15.43%) Windows XP
7 17 (9.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (5.14%) Apple iOS
9 5 (2.86%) Android
9 5 (2.86%) Windows 2000 Server
9 5 (2.86%) CentOS
9 5 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (2.29%) Windows Phone
10 4 (2.29%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.71%) Windows Phone 7
11 3 (1.71%) Windows Vista
11 3 (1.71%) AIX
12 2 (1.14%) Solaris
12 2 (1.14%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.14%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (9.14%) ITIL
1 16 (9.14%) Migration
2 10 (5.71%) Service Management
2 10 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (5.14%) Software Engineering
4 8 (4.57%) Load Balancing
5 7 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (4.00%) Asset Management
6 6 (3.43%) OO
6 6 (3.43%) Data Migration
7 5 (2.86%) IT Governance
7 5 (2.86%) Software Deployment
7 5 (2.86%) UML
7 5 (2.86%) Configuration Management
7 5 (2.86%) Service Delivery
8 4 (2.29%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (2.29%) Data Modelling
8 4 (2.29%) Change Control
8 4 (2.29%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 15 (8.57%) C
1 15 (8.57%) SQL
2 14 (8.00%) C++
3 11 (6.29%) Python
4 9 (5.14%) Bash Shell
5 7 (4.00%) JavaScript
6 6 (3.43%) Java
6 6 (3.43%) Ruby
6 6 (3.43%) PowerShell
7 5 (2.86%) Perl
7 5 (2.86%) C#
8 3 (1.71%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.71%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.71%) VBScript
8 3 (1.71%) VB
9 2 (1.14%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.14%) COBOL
9 2 (1.14%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.57%) PHP
10 1 (0.57%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 74 (42.29%) Security Cleared
2 40 (22.86%) DV Cleared
3 36 (20.57%) SC Cleared
4 17 (9.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (5.71%) Degree
6 9 (5.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 9 (5.14%) MCSE
7 5 (2.86%) Citrix Certification
7 5 (2.86%) MCTS
8 4 (2.29%) CCEE
8 4 (2.29%) CCAA
9 3 (1.71%) VCP4
9 3 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.71%) MCITP
9 3 (1.71%) CCA
9 3 (1.71%) CCNA
9 3 (1.71%) MCP
10 2 (1.14%) CISSP
10 2 (1.14%) VCP5
11 1 (0.57%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.71%) SLA
1 3 (1.71%) QA
System Software
1 44 (25.14%) Active Directory
2 30 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (10.29%) Hyper-V
4 16 (9.14%) XenApp
5 7 (4.00%) vSphere
5 7 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (3.43%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.71%) vCloud
8 2 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.14%) VMware Server
8 2 (1.14%) XenServer
8 2 (1.14%) Postfix
8 2 (1.14%) ISA Server
8 2 (1.14%) Samba
8 2 (1.14%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.57%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.57%) Xen
9 1 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 18 (10.29%) SCCM
2 5 (2.86%) Puppet
3 4 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.29%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (2.29%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (1.71%) HP SIM
4 3 (1.71%) WSUS
4 3 (1.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.14%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.57%) Netcool
6 1 (0.57%) Nagios
6 1 (0.57%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.57%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 50 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 46 (26.29%) VMware
3 42 (24.00%) Citrix
4 14 (8.00%) Remedy
5 13 (7.43%) Cisco
6 11 (6.29%) Oracle
7 9 (5.14%) HP
7 9 (5.14%) NetApp
8 7 (4.00%) McAfee
9 5 (2.86%) Borland
9 5 (2.86%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.71%) Juniper
11 2 (1.14%) Cognos
11 2 (1.14%) Sun
11 2 (1.14%) Tableau
11 2 (1.14%) Alteryx
12 1 (0.57%) Veritas
12 1 (0.57%) Primavera
12 1 (0.57%) Micro Focus
12 1 (0.57%) Wyse
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
QA Limited
Rate: £211.50 - £240.37 per week
Posted: 16 days ago