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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 1 8
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows 95 72 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 20.17% 29.15% 13.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 70.37% 83.72% 52.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 21 15
Average daily rate
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£330 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £150 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 27 8
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £9.78
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +63.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £11.60 £7.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £32.30 £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.70 £14.50 £15.84
% change year-on-year
+8.27% -8.44%
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
135 86 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 28.66% 34.82% 25.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 25 37
Average daily rate £350 £300 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -22.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £450 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 28 9
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +40.74%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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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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 +1 33 £325 -1.51% 9
Cheltenham -4 22 £365 -6.53% 16
Tewkesbury - 2 - - 3
Cirencester +1 1 - -
Stroud - - - - 3
Windows
South West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 61 (34.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 57 (32.57%) Security Cleared
3 52 (29.71%) VMware
4 50 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 42 (24.00%) Active Directory
6 41 (23.43%) Windows 7
7 34 (19.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 32 (18.29%) Linux
9 31 (17.71%) Citrix
10 29 (16.57%) Windows XP
11 28 (16.00%) MS Excel
11 28 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 26 (14.86%) SC Cleared
12 26 (14.86%) DV Cleared
13 23 (13.14%) MS Office
14 21 (12.00%) MS Exchange
14 21 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
15 20 (11.43%) TCP/IP
15 20 (11.43%) ITIL
15 20 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
16 19 (10.86%) HP
16 19 (10.86%) LAN
16 19 (10.86%) WAN
16 19 (10.86%) SharePoint
16 19 (10.86%) SCCM
17 18 (10.29%) UNIX
17 18 (10.29%) Firewall
18 17 (9.71%) DNS
19 16 (9.14%) SQL Server
19 16 (9.14%) Telecoms

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 21 (12.00%) MS Exchange
2 19 (10.86%) SharePoint
3 14 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (7.43%) SharePoint 2010
5 10 (5.71%) Apache
6 9 (5.14%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (4.57%) SAS
8 6 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (2.86%) IIS
10 4 (2.29%) Lync
11 3 (1.71%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (1.71%) MS Project Server
11 3 (1.71%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.57%) Oracle Application Server
12 1 (0.57%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.57%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.57%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.57%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.57%) Eucalyptus
Applications
1 28 (16.00%) MS Excel
2 23 (13.14%) MS Office
3 3 (1.71%) MS Project
4 2 (1.14%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.14%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.14%) Office 365
3 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (11.43%) TCP/IP
2 19 (10.86%) LAN
2 19 (10.86%) WAN
3 18 (10.29%) Firewall
4 17 (9.71%) DNS
5 11 (6.29%) SNMP
6 10 (5.71%) DHCP
7 8 (4.57%) VPN
8 6 (3.43%) SAN
8 6 (3.43%) SSH
9 5 (2.86%) Internet
9 5 (2.86%) SMS
10 4 (2.29%) MPLS
10 4 (2.29%) IPv4
10 4 (2.29%) IPv6
11 3 (1.71%) VLAN
11 3 (1.71%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (1.14%) Network Security
12 2 (1.14%) Wireshark
12 2 (1.14%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.14%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.86%) MySQL
3 9 (5.14%) DB2
4 6 (3.43%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.71%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.71%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle8/8i Database
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (0.57%) MS Access
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 5 (2.86%) MSI
2 4 (2.29%) ClearCase
3 2 (1.14%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.57%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.57%) Subversion
General
1 16 (9.14%) Telecoms
2 15 (8.57%) Finance
3 9 (5.14%) Military
4 8 (4.57%) Retail
5 7 (4.00%) Legal
6 4 (2.29%) Publishing
7 3 (1.71%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.71%) Law
8 2 (1.14%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.57%) Marketing
9 1 (0.57%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 25 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (9.14%) Deployment Engineer
3 15 (8.57%) Analyst
4 14 (8.00%) Architect
4 14 (8.00%) Consultant
4 14 (8.00%) Developer
5 11 (6.29%) Support Engineer
5 11 (6.29%) 2nd Line Support
5 11 (6.29%) Administrator
5 11 (6.29%) Desktop Support
5 11 (6.29%) Server Engineer
6 9 (5.14%) Technical Architect
6 9 (5.14%) Support Analyst
7 6 (3.43%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 6 (3.43%) Project Manager
7 6 (3.43%) Desktop Analyst
7 6 (3.43%) Python Developer
7 6 (3.43%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (2.86%) Software Engineer
8 5 (2.86%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.86%) .NET
2 7 (4.00%) Web Services
3 6 (3.43%) .NET Framework
4 5 (2.86%) FFmpeg
5 4 (2.29%) Application Packaging
6 3 (1.71%) WPF
6 3 (1.71%) Silverlight
6 3 (1.71%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 2 (1.14%) HTML
7 2 (1.14%) Drools
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.57%) Java EE
8 1 (0.57%) jQuery
8 1 (0.57%) CSS
8 1 (0.57%) ODBC
8 1 (0.57%) Middleware
8 1 (0.57%) WinForms
8 1 (0.57%) Ajax
8 1 (0.57%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.43%) Clustering
2 6 (3.43%) Open Source
3 5 (2.86%) Embedded Systems
3 5 (2.86%) SCADA
4 4 (2.29%) Fat Client
4 4 (2.29%) iPad
4 4 (2.29%) NHS
4 4 (2.29%) Thin Client
5 3 (1.71%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.14%) Streaming Video
6 2 (1.14%) Replication
6 2 (1.14%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.57%) iSeries
7 1 (0.57%) Wiki
7 1 (0.57%) VAX
7 1 (0.57%) CCTV
7 1 (0.57%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.57%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.57%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 61 (34.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 41 (23.43%) Windows 7
3 34 (19.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 32 (18.29%) Linux
5 29 (16.57%) Windows XP
6 28 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (10.29%) UNIX
8 4 (2.29%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (1.71%) CentOS
9 3 (1.71%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.14%) AIX
10 2 (1.14%) Solaris
10 2 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.14%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.57%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.57%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.57%) VMS
11 1 (0.57%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (11.43%) ITIL
2 15 (8.57%) Service Delivery
3 11 (6.29%) Service Management
4 9 (5.14%) Project Management
4 9 (5.14%) Migration
5 8 (4.57%) IT Governance
5 8 (4.57%) Problem Management
6 7 (4.00%) Software Engineering
6 7 (4.00%) Mentoring
7 6 (3.43%) DevOps
7 6 (3.43%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (3.43%) Performance Monitoring
7 6 (3.43%) Configuration Management
7 6 (3.43%) OO
8 5 (2.86%) Data Migration
8 5 (2.86%) Data Protection
9 4 (2.29%) Reverse Engineering
9 4 (2.29%) Unit Testing
9 4 (2.29%) Incident Management
9 4 (2.29%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 15 (8.57%) C++
2 11 (6.29%) Perl
2 11 (6.29%) SQL
2 11 (6.29%) Python
3 10 (5.71%) PowerShell
4 7 (4.00%) Bash Shell
4 7 (4.00%) Java
4 7 (4.00%) C
5 6 (3.43%) C#
5 6 (3.43%) Ruby
5 6 (3.43%) VBScript
6 4 (2.29%) Shell Script
6 4 (2.29%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.14%) VB
8 1 (0.57%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.57%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 57 (32.57%) Security Cleared
2 26 (14.86%) SC Cleared
2 26 (14.86%) DV Cleared
3 20 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (4.57%) MCSE
5 7 (4.00%) MCTS
6 5 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (2.86%) CCNP
7 4 (2.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (2.29%) Degree
8 3 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.14%) CCNA
9 2 (1.14%) CCSP
9 2 (1.14%) MCP
10 1 (0.57%) MCSD
10 1 (0.57%) CCA
10 1 (0.57%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.57%) CCEA
10 1 (0.57%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.57%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.00%) QA
2 6 (3.43%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (24.00%) Active Directory
2 21 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (7.43%) XenApp
3 13 (7.43%) vSphere
4 11 (6.29%) VMware ESX
5 8 (4.57%) XenDesktop
5 8 (4.57%) Hyper-V
6 6 (3.43%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (2.86%) ISA Server
8 2 (1.14%) Squid
8 2 (1.14%) qmail
8 2 (1.14%) NFS
9 1 (0.57%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.57%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.57%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 19 (10.86%) SCCM
2 8 (4.57%) Backup Exec
3 7 (4.00%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (3.43%) WSUS
5 3 (1.71%) HP SIM
5 3 (1.71%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (1.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (1.14%) SCOM
7 1 (0.57%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.57%) MOM
7 1 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.57%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 52 (29.71%) VMware
2 50 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 31 (17.71%) Citrix
4 19 (10.86%) HP
5 15 (8.57%) Remedy
6 13 (7.43%) Oracle
6 13 (7.43%) Cisco
7 12 (6.86%) McAfee
8 8 (4.57%) NetApp
9 5 (2.86%) Sophos
10 4 (2.29%) Apple
10 4 (2.29%) Altiris
11 3 (1.71%) CheckPoint
11 3 (1.71%) Symantec
11 3 (1.71%) Primavera
11 3 (1.71%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.71%) IBM
12 2 (1.14%) Juniper
12 2 (1.14%) AppSense
12 2 (1.14%) Lumension
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