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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 74 83 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 16.78% 20.70% 27.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.68% 55.70% 81.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 41 36
Average daily rate
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£270 £360 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +13.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £136 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £589 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 15
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.75 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.46% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.41 £13.73 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £42.50 £23.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -6.45%
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
146 149 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 33.11% 37.16% 34.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 80 43
Average daily rate £399 £353 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.19% +8.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £136 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 20 16
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.27 £13.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £42.50 £21.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.83%

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 1 July 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
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 1 July 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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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 0 22 £325 -27.77% 8
Cheltenham -4 21 £415 +186.20% 4
Tewkesbury - 1 - -
Windows
South West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 52 (35.14%) Windows 7
2 44 (29.73%) Security Cleared
3 42 (28.38%) Active Directory
4 38 (25.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 30 (20.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (19.59%) DNS
6 29 (19.59%) Microsoft
6 29 (19.59%) Migration
7 28 (18.92%) VMware
8 27 (18.24%) SQL Server
8 27 (18.24%) Linux
9 26 (17.57%) SC Cleared
10 25 (16.89%) MS Excel
10 25 (16.89%) Windows XP
11 23 (15.54%) SQL
11 23 (15.54%) VMware Infrastructure
11 23 (15.54%) Windows Server 2012
12 22 (14.86%) Citrix
13 20 (13.51%) DV Cleared
14 17 (11.49%) Hyper-V
15 15 (10.14%) UNIX
15 15 (10.14%) Asset Management
15 15 (10.14%) Windows 8
15 15 (10.14%) IT Asset Management
16 14 (9.46%) Data Centre
17 13 (8.78%) Programme Management
18 12 (8.11%) TCP/IP
19 11 (7.43%) DHCP
20 10 (6.76%) MS Exchange
20 10 (6.76%) C

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 10 (6.76%) MS Exchange
2 9 (6.08%) Lync
3 7 (4.73%) IIS
3 7 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.35%) MediaWiki
5 2 (1.35%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.35%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.35%) nginx
5 2 (1.35%) Confluence
5 2 (1.35%) Eucalyptus
5 2 (1.35%) Apache
6 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 25 (16.89%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.41%) MS Office
3 1 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.35%) Office 365
4 1 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 29 (19.59%) DNS
2 12 (8.11%) TCP/IP
3 11 (7.43%) DHCP
4 10 (6.76%) Firewall
5 8 (5.41%) Network Security
5 8 (5.41%) LAN
5 8 (5.41%) WAN
6 7 (4.73%) VPN
6 7 (4.73%) IPsec
7 5 (3.38%) VLAN
7 5 (3.38%) Wireshark
7 5 (3.38%) SSL
8 4 (2.70%) SAN
8 4 (2.70%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (2.03%) OSPF
9 3 (2.03%) BGP
10 2 (1.35%) EIGRP
10 2 (1.35%) IPv6
10 2 (1.35%) Ethernet
10 2 (1.35%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (18.24%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.08%) MySQL
3 5 (3.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.03%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.03%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.35%) QlikView
5 2 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.35%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.68%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.68%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 5 (3.38%) Visual Studio
1 5 (3.38%) Metasploit
2 3 (2.03%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.03%) Subversion
3 2 (1.35%) JIRA
3 2 (1.35%) Hudson
3 2 (1.35%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.68%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.68%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.68%) JMeter
4 1 (0.68%) Selenium
4 1 (0.68%) Ant
General
1 9 (6.08%) Finance
2 7 (4.73%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.35%) Retail
3 2 (1.35%) Local Government
4 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.68%) Games
4 1 (0.68%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 22 (14.86%) Developer
2 18 (12.16%) Consultant
2 18 (12.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 16 (10.81%) Support Engineer
3 16 (10.81%) Desktop Support
4 12 (8.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 12 (8.11%) Administrator
5 9 (6.08%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 9 (6.08%) 3rd Line Support
5 9 (6.08%) Desktop Engineer
6 8 (5.41%) .NET Developer
7 7 (4.73%) Security Engineer
8 6 (4.05%) Technical Consultant
8 6 (4.05%) Software Engineer
8 6 (4.05%) Analyst
8 6 (4.05%) Architect
9 5 (3.38%) Network Engineer
9 5 (3.38%) C++ Developer
9 5 (3.38%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 5 (3.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.76%) HTML
1 10 (6.76%) CSS
2 8 (5.41%) .NET
3 7 (4.73%) WinForms
3 7 (4.73%) AngularJS
4 6 (4.05%) ASP.NET
5 5 (3.38%) jQuery
5 5 (3.38%) LAMP
6 4 (2.70%) CSS3
6 4 (2.70%) HTML5
6 4 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (2.03%) SignalR
7 3 (2.03%) HTML5 Canvas
7 3 (2.03%) Backbone.js
7 3 (2.03%) Ember.js
7 3 (2.03%) XML
7 3 (2.03%) SVG
7 3 (2.03%) Dojo
8 2 (1.35%) XMPP
8 2 (1.35%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.46%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.41%) Blackberry
2 8 (5.41%) Clustering
3 7 (4.73%) FMCG
4 5 (3.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (2.03%) Visualisation
5 3 (2.03%) User Experience
6 2 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.35%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.35%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.35%) Wiki
6 2 (1.35%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.35%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.35%) Replication
6 2 (1.35%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.68%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.68%) NHS
7 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.68%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.68%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 52 (35.14%) Windows 7
2 38 (25.68%) Windows Server 2003
3 30 (20.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (18.24%) Linux
5 25 (16.89%) Windows XP
6 23 (15.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (10.14%) Windows 8
7 15 (10.14%) UNIX
8 7 (4.73%) Apple iOS
9 5 (3.38%) Android
10 4 (2.70%) Windows Phone
11 3 (2.03%) Windows Phone 7
12 2 (1.35%) CentOS
12 2 (1.35%) Debian
12 2 (1.35%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.35%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.35%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (19.59%) Migration
2 15 (10.14%) Asset Management
2 15 (10.14%) IT Asset Management
3 13 (8.78%) Programme Management
4 8 (5.41%) ITIL
5 7 (4.73%) SOA
5 7 (4.73%) SIEM
6 6 (4.05%) Security Architecture
6 6 (4.05%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (4.05%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (4.05%) Software Engineering
6 6 (4.05%) Load Balancing
7 5 (3.38%) UML
7 5 (3.38%) DDoS Mitigation
7 5 (3.38%) Cyber Security
8 4 (2.70%) Mentoring
8 4 (2.70%) Data Protection
8 4 (2.70%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (2.70%) MVC
9 3 (2.03%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 23 (15.54%) SQL
2 10 (6.76%) C
3 9 (6.08%) C++
4 8 (5.41%) C#
4 8 (5.41%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.70%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.03%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.03%) Python
6 3 (2.03%) Java
7 2 (1.35%) Perl
7 2 (1.35%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.68%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.68%) VB
8 1 (0.68%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.68%) Tcl
8 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.68%) Ruby
8 1 (0.68%) PHP
8 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (29.73%) Security Cleared
2 26 (17.57%) SC Cleared
3 20 (13.51%) DV Cleared
4 9 (6.08%) Degree
5 7 (4.73%) CCNA
5 7 (4.73%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (3.38%) CISSP
7 3 (2.03%) MCTS
7 3 (2.03%) MCITP
7 3 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.68%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.70%) QA
2 2 (1.35%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (28.38%) Active Directory
2 23 (15.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (11.49%) Hyper-V
4 7 (4.73%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (4.05%) vSphere
6 5 (3.38%) VirtualBox
6 5 (3.38%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (2.70%) XenApp
8 3 (2.03%) XenDesktop
8 3 (2.03%) Firmware
9 2 (1.35%) ISA Server
9 2 (1.35%) Samba
9 2 (1.35%) Postfix
9 2 (1.35%) XenServer
9 2 (1.35%) iptables
10 1 (0.68%) Xen
10 1 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.68%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (4.05%) SCCM
2 5 (3.38%) Nmap
3 4 (2.70%) CA Single Sign-On
4 2 (1.35%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.35%) ZABBIX
4 2 (1.35%) Puppet
5 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.68%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.68%) WSUS
5 1 (0.68%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 29 (19.59%) Microsoft
2 28 (18.92%) VMware
3 22 (14.86%) Citrix
4 9 (6.08%) McAfee
5 8 (5.41%) HP
6 7 (4.73%) Cisco
7 6 (4.05%) Oracle
8 4 (2.70%) Juniper
8 4 (2.70%) CA
8 4 (2.70%) Red Hat
8 4 (2.70%) Symantec
9 2 (1.35%) Websense
9 2 (1.35%) NetApp
9 2 (1.35%) Cognos
9 2 (1.35%) EMC
9 2 (1.35%) TOWER Software
9 2 (1.35%) Acronis
9 2 (1.35%) Tableau
9 2 (1.35%) Alteryx
10 1 (0.68%) Twitter
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