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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 5 8
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 94 92 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 24.10% 27.88% 15.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.38% 74.80% 54.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 48 70
Average daily rate £400 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £252 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £515 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 7 6
Average hourly rate £14.50 £38.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.33% +71.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £19.70 £12.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £42.50 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
146 123 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 37.44% 37.27% 28.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 67 119
Average daily rate £350 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 9 6
Average hourly rate £14.50 £42.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.68% +87.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £24.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.10 £42.50 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Gloucester +8 44 £450 +28.57% 12
Cheltenham -1 20 £395 +3.67% 8
Cirencester -5 1 - - 8
Dursley - - - -
Tewkesbury - - - -
Windows
South West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 77 (40.96%) Microsoft
2 66 (35.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 63 (33.51%) Active Directory
4 59 (31.38%) VMware
5 55 (29.26%) Windows 7
6 51 (27.13%) Security Cleared
7 46 (24.47%) SCCM
8 42 (22.34%) Windows Server 2003
8 42 (22.34%) MS Exchange
9 36 (19.15%) Windows XP
10 35 (18.62%) VMware Infrastructure
11 33 (17.55%) SC Cleared
12 32 (17.02%) Linux
13 31 (16.49%) Firewall
14 29 (15.43%) MS Office
15 28 (14.89%) Citrix
16 27 (14.36%) SQL Server
17 26 (13.83%) Migration
18 25 (13.30%) Windows Server 2012
19 24 (12.77%) Exchange Server 2007
20 23 (12.23%) DHCP
21 22 (11.70%) SQL
22 20 (10.64%) Network Security
22 20 (10.64%) DNS
22 20 (10.64%) Cisco
22 20 (10.64%) MS Excel
23 19 (10.11%) SQL Server 2008
24 16 (8.51%) WSUS
24 16 (8.51%) HP
24 16 (8.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 42 (22.34%) MS Exchange
2 24 (12.77%) Exchange Server 2007
3 15 (7.98%) SharePoint
4 9 (4.79%) Apache
5 8 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (3.72%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (3.19%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (1.60%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.06%) IIS
9 2 (1.06%) Umbraco
9 2 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.06%) Lync
10 1 (0.53%) Drupal
10 1 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 29 (15.43%) MS Office
2 20 (10.64%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.06%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.06%) MS Project
4 1 (0.53%) Windchill
4 1 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.66%) Office 365
2 3 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.53%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 31 (16.49%) Firewall
2 23 (12.23%) DHCP
3 20 (10.64%) Network Security
3 20 (10.64%) DNS
4 12 (6.38%) BGP
4 12 (6.38%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (4.79%) Junos
5 9 (4.79%) Cisco IOS
5 9 (4.79%) SAN
5 9 (4.79%) Internet
5 9 (4.79%) OSPF
6 8 (4.26%) SMS
6 8 (4.26%) SNMP
6 8 (4.26%) TCP/IP
6 8 (4.26%) VPN
6 8 (4.26%) SSH
7 4 (2.13%) NetScaler
8 3 (1.60%) LAN
8 3 (1.60%) WAN
8 3 (1.60%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (14.36%) SQL Server
2 19 (10.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (7.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (4.26%) MySQL
4 8 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (3.19%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.60%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.06%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.06%) Sybase ASE
8 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.06%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.53%) MS Access
9 1 (0.53%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 2 (1.06%) MSI
1 2 (1.06%) PVCS
1 2 (1.06%) Wise Package Studio
1 2 (1.06%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.53%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.53%) ClearCase
General
1 13 (6.91%) Finance
2 7 (3.72%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.60%) Banking
4 1 (0.53%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.53%) Military
4 1 (0.53%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 23 (12.23%) Server Engineer
2 21 (11.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 19 (10.11%) Analyst
3 19 (10.11%) Support Engineer
4 15 (7.98%) Security Engineer
5 13 (6.91%) Support Analyst
5 13 (6.91%) Network Engineer
6 12 (6.38%) Deployment Engineer
6 12 (6.38%) Technical Specialist
6 12 (6.38%) SCCM Specialist
7 11 (5.85%) Windows Server Engineer
7 11 (5.85%) 2nd Line Support
7 11 (5.85%) Desktop Support
8 10 (5.32%) Developer
8 10 (5.32%) Network Security Engineer
8 10 (5.32%) Administrator
9 9 (4.79%) Consultant
10 8 (4.26%) Python Developer
10 8 (4.26%) Firewall Engineer
10 8 (4.26%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.66%) Application Packaging
1 5 (2.66%) .NET
2 3 (1.60%) Web Services
3 2 (1.06%) HTML
3 2 (1.06%) XML
4 1 (0.53%) OpenMP
4 1 (0.53%) WinForms
4 1 (0.53%) Ext JS
4 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET 2.0
4 1 (0.53%) GWT
4 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.53%) COM
4 1 (0.53%) CSS
4 1 (0.53%) J2EE
4 1 (0.53%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.26%) Open Source
2 7 (3.72%) Fat Client
2 7 (3.72%) Thin Client
3 3 (1.60%) iPad
3 3 (1.60%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.60%) Client/Server
3 3 (1.60%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.06%) GIS
4 2 (1.06%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.53%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.53%) CUDA
5 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.53%) CESG
5 1 (0.53%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.53%) iPhone
5 1 (0.53%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.53%) Wiki
5 1 (0.53%) PDA
5 1 (0.53%) PKI
5 1 (0.53%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 66 (35.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 55 (29.26%) Windows 7
3 42 (22.34%) Windows Server 2003
4 36 (19.15%) Windows XP
5 32 (17.02%) Linux
6 25 (13.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (3.19%) UNIX
8 5 (2.66%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.60%) Solaris
10 2 (1.06%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.53%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.53%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.53%) HPUX
11 1 (0.53%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (13.83%) Migration
2 12 (6.38%) ITIL
3 10 (5.32%) Project Management
3 10 (5.32%) Problem Management
4 9 (4.79%) Load Balancing
5 8 (4.26%) OO
6 6 (3.19%) Supplier Management
6 6 (3.19%) Service Delivery
7 5 (2.66%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (2.66%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (2.66%) Service Management
7 5 (2.66%) Asset Management
8 4 (2.13%) ITSM
9 3 (1.60%) Mobile Device Management
9 3 (1.60%) Change Management
10 2 (1.06%) CAD
10 2 (1.06%) Configuration Management
10 2 (1.06%) Network Design
10 2 (1.06%) Incident Management
10 2 (1.06%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (11.70%) SQL
2 9 (4.79%) Perl
2 9 (4.79%) Python
3 8 (4.26%) Bash Shell
4 7 (3.72%) PowerShell
5 5 (2.66%) C
6 3 (1.60%) VB
7 2 (1.06%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.06%) VBScript
8 1 (0.53%) XPath
8 1 (0.53%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.53%) Java
8 1 (0.53%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.53%) C#
8 1 (0.53%) C++
8 1 (0.53%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.53%) VBA
8 1 (0.53%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 51 (27.13%) Security Cleared
2 33 (17.55%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.26%) DV Cleared
4 6 (3.19%) CCNP
4 6 (3.19%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (3.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (2.66%) MCSE
6 4 (2.13%) MCSA
7 3 (1.60%) MCP
7 3 (1.60%) CCSP
8 2 (1.06%) A+ Certification
8 2 (1.06%) CCNA
8 2 (1.06%) Degree
8 2 (1.06%) MCTS
8 2 (1.06%) MCITP
8 2 (1.06%) CCENT
8 2 (1.06%) MCSM
9 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.53%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.38%) SLA
2 2 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 63 (33.51%) Active Directory
2 35 (18.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (7.45%) XenApp
4 12 (6.38%) Hyper-V
5 10 (5.32%) VMware ESX
6 9 (4.79%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (4.26%) XenDesktop
8 7 (3.72%) vSphere
9 4 (2.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (2.13%) XenServer
10 2 (1.06%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.53%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.53%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 46 (24.47%) SCCM
2 16 (8.51%) WSUS
2 16 (8.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (2.13%) SCOM
4 3 (1.60%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.53%) Nagios
6 1 (0.53%) MOM
Vendors
1 77 (40.96%) Microsoft
2 59 (31.38%) VMware
3 28 (14.89%) Citrix
4 20 (10.64%) Cisco
5 16 (8.51%) HP
6 13 (6.91%) CheckPoint
7 12 (6.38%) Oracle
7 12 (6.38%) AppSense
8 10 (5.32%) Juniper
9 9 (4.79%) F5
10 5 (2.66%) IBM
10 5 (2.66%) Apple
10 5 (2.66%) Sophos
11 4 (2.13%) McAfee
11 4 (2.13%) Symantec
12 3 (1.60%) Lotus
12 3 (1.60%) Red Hat
13 2 (1.06%) NetApp
13 2 (1.06%) Veritas
13 2 (1.06%) Sun
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