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 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 2 5
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 74 92 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 15.29% 24.86% 26.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.92% 69.17% 67.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 33 48
Average daily rate
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£363 £385 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.84% -14.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £136 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 22 9
Average hourly rate £16.14 £14.13 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.23% -63.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.91 £12.55 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £27.65 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.80 £15.35 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.58% +2.33%
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
130 133 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 26.86% 35.95% 39.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 54 79
Average daily rate £400 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £130 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 24 13
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.50 £42.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% -65.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.96 £12.50 £20.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.80 £28.60 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 April 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 April 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 -2 30 £223 -50.55% 12
Cheltenham -13 16 £425 +6.25% 10
Cirencester +4 3 £130 - 2
Filton -1 2 £400 -
Stroud - - - - 2
Tewkesbury - - - -
Windows
South West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 67 (39.18%) Security Cleared
2 46 (26.90%) Windows 7
2 46 (26.90%) Active Directory
2 46 (26.90%) VMware
3 45 (26.32%) Microsoft
4 44 (25.73%) Citrix
5 41 (23.98%) Linux
6 39 (22.81%) DV Cleared
7 35 (20.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 33 (19.30%) SC Cleared
9 32 (18.71%) Windows Server 2003
10 30 (17.54%) VMware Infrastructure
11 28 (16.37%) MS Excel
11 28 (16.37%) MS Office
12 27 (15.79%) Windows XP
13 25 (14.62%) UNIX
14 24 (14.04%) SQL Server
15 22 (12.87%) Migration
16 21 (12.28%) Finance
16 21 (12.28%) SQL
17 18 (10.53%) WAN
18 17 (9.94%) C
19 16 (9.36%) LAN
19 16 (9.36%) Hyper-V
19 16 (9.36%) XenApp
20 15 (8.77%) Windows Server 2012
20 15 (8.77%) DNS
21 14 (8.19%) C++
21 14 (8.19%) MS Exchange
22 13 (7.60%) Cisco

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 14 (8.19%) MS Exchange
2 10 (5.85%) Exchange Server 2007
3 9 (5.26%) IIS
4 8 (4.68%) OpenStack
5 6 (3.51%) SharePoint
5 6 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (2.92%) Eucalyptus
7 3 (1.75%) Lync
7 3 (1.75%) Apache
7 3 (1.75%) SAS
8 2 (1.17%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.17%) Confluence
8 2 (1.17%) nginx
8 2 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.17%) MediaWiki
9 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.58%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.58%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.58%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.58%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 28 (16.37%) MS Excel
1 28 (16.37%) MS Office
2 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.53%) WAN
2 16 (9.36%) LAN
3 15 (8.77%) DNS
4 9 (5.26%) Firewall
4 9 (5.26%) Internet
5 8 (4.68%) DHCP
6 7 (4.09%) SAN
7 5 (2.92%) Network Security
7 5 (2.92%) Ethernet
8 4 (2.34%) SMS
9 3 (1.75%) BGP
9 3 (1.75%) LDAP
9 3 (1.75%) OSPF
9 3 (1.75%) VoIP
9 3 (1.75%) TCP/IP
10 2 (1.17%) VPN
10 2 (1.17%) SNMP
10 2 (1.17%) IPv6
10 2 (1.17%) EIGRP
10 2 (1.17%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (14.04%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.26%) MySQL
3 6 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.34%) DB2
5 3 (1.75%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.75%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.17%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.17%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.17%) QlikView
6 2 (1.17%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.17%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.58%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.58%) SQLite
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle8/8i Database
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 6 (3.51%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.92%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.92%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.92%) MSI
3 4 (2.34%) Subversion
4 3 (1.75%) Maven
4 3 (1.75%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (1.75%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.17%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (1.17%) ClearCase
5 2 (1.17%) JIRA
5 2 (1.17%) Hudson
6 1 (0.58%) Eclipse RCP
6 1 (0.58%) Selenium
6 1 (0.58%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.58%) JMeter
6 1 (0.58%) Xcode
6 1 (0.58%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.58%) Ant
General
1 21 (12.28%) Finance
2 10 (5.85%) Manufacturing
3 6 (3.51%) Electronics
4 5 (2.92%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.34%) Publishing
6 3 (1.75%) Retail
7 2 (1.17%) Legal
8 1 (0.58%) Local Government
8 1 (0.58%) Law
8 1 (0.58%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 21 (12.28%) Developer
2 19 (11.11%) Analyst
3 16 (9.36%) Support Engineer
4 15 (8.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 13 (7.60%) Desktop Support
5 13 (7.60%) Administrator
6 12 (7.02%) Consultant
6 12 (7.02%) Architect
7 10 (5.85%) Technical Architect
8 9 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
8 9 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
9 8 (4.68%) Service Desk Analyst
9 8 (4.68%) Service Analyst
9 8 (4.68%) Software Engineer
10 7 (4.09%) Deployment Engineer
10 7 (4.09%) Network Engineer
11 6 (3.51%) .NET Developer
11 6 (3.51%) Help Desk Analyst
11 6 (3.51%) Programmer
11 6 (3.51%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.85%) .NET
2 9 (5.26%) HTML
3 8 (4.68%) CSS
4 5 (2.92%) jQuery
4 5 (2.92%) Application Packaging
4 5 (2.92%) Java EE
4 5 (2.92%) HTML5
5 4 (2.34%) ASP.NET
5 4 (2.34%) .NET Framework
5 4 (2.34%) CSS3
6 3 (1.75%) HTML5 Canvas
6 3 (1.75%) Ember.js
6 3 (1.75%) AngularJS
6 3 (1.75%) Backbone.js
6 3 (1.75%) Dojo
6 3 (1.75%) RESTful
6 3 (1.75%) MFC
6 3 (1.75%) SVG
7 2 (1.17%) COM
7 2 (1.17%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.26%) Blackberry
2 8 (4.68%) Clustering
3 7 (4.09%) Fat Client
3 7 (4.09%) Client/Server
3 7 (4.09%) Thin Client
4 5 (2.92%) Private Cloud
4 5 (2.92%) Public Cloud
4 5 (2.92%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.92%) FMCG
4 5 (2.92%) Replication
5 4 (2.34%) N-Tier
5 4 (2.34%) PDA
6 3 (1.75%) User Experience
6 3 (1.75%) Wiki
6 3 (1.75%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.17%) CESG
7 2 (1.17%) PKI
7 2 (1.17%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.58%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 46 (26.90%) Windows 7
2 41 (23.98%) Linux
3 35 (20.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (18.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 27 (15.79%) Windows XP
6 25 (14.62%) UNIX
7 15 (8.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (5.26%) Apple iOS
9 6 (3.51%) Windows 8
10 5 (2.92%) CentOS
10 5 (2.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (2.92%) Android
11 4 (2.34%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (2.34%) Windows Phone
12 3 (1.75%) Windows Phone 7
12 3 (1.75%) AIX
13 2 (1.17%) Solaris
13 2 (1.17%) Windows NT
13 2 (1.17%) Debian
13 2 (1.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (12.87%) Migration
2 11 (6.43%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (5.85%) Software Engineering
4 9 (5.26%) Load Balancing
4 9 (5.26%) Asset Management
4 9 (5.26%) ITIL
5 8 (4.68%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (4.68%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (4.09%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (4.09%) UML
7 6 (3.51%) OO
7 6 (3.51%) Data Migration
7 6 (3.51%) IT Asset Management
8 5 (2.92%) Change Control
8 5 (2.92%) Service Management
8 5 (2.92%) Configuration Management
9 4 (2.34%) Data Modelling
9 4 (2.34%) SOA
9 4 (2.34%) Programme Management
9 4 (2.34%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 21 (12.28%) SQL
2 17 (9.94%) C
3 14 (8.19%) C++
4 11 (6.43%) Python
5 9 (5.26%) Bash Shell
6 8 (4.68%) JavaScript
7 7 (4.09%) Java
8 6 (3.51%) Ruby
9 5 (2.92%) PowerShell
9 5 (2.92%) Perl
9 5 (2.92%) C#
10 3 (1.75%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.75%) VBScript
10 3 (1.75%) VB
10 3 (1.75%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.17%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.17%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.17%) COBOL
12 1 (0.58%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.58%) PHP
Qualifications
1 67 (39.18%) Security Cleared
2 39 (22.81%) DV Cleared
3 33 (19.30%) SC Cleared
4 10 (5.85%) Degree
5 8 (4.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (2.92%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (2.92%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (2.34%) MCSE
7 4 (2.34%) CCEE
7 4 (2.34%) CCAA
8 3 (1.75%) MCP
8 3 (1.75%) CCNA
8 3 (1.75%) CISSP
8 3 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.75%) CCA
9 2 (1.17%) MCITP
9 2 (1.17%) VCP5
10 1 (0.58%) MCTS
10 1 (0.58%) CWNA
10 1 (0.58%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.34%) SLA
2 1 (0.58%) QA
System Software
1 46 (26.90%) Active Directory
2 30 (17.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (9.36%) Hyper-V
3 16 (9.36%) XenApp
4 7 (4.09%) vSphere
4 7 (4.09%) XenDesktop
4 7 (4.09%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (2.34%) ISA Server
6 3 (1.75%) vCloud
6 3 (1.75%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.17%) Samba
7 2 (1.17%) XenServer
7 2 (1.17%) Postfix
7 2 (1.17%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.17%) iptables
7 2 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.58%) Xen
8 1 (0.58%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 13 (7.60%) SCCM
2 5 (2.92%) Puppet
3 4 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.75%) WSUS
4 3 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.17%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.17%) HP SIM
5 2 (1.17%) Data Guard
5 2 (1.17%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.58%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.58%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.58%) Nagios
6 1 (0.58%) Netcool
6 1 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 46 (26.90%) VMware
2 45 (26.32%) Microsoft
3 44 (25.73%) Citrix
4 13 (7.60%) Cisco
5 11 (6.43%) Oracle
6 9 (5.26%) NetApp
7 8 (4.68%) HP
8 6 (3.51%) Juniper
8 6 (3.51%) Red Hat
8 6 (3.51%) McAfee
9 5 (2.92%) Borland
9 5 (2.92%) Remedy
10 3 (1.75%) Symantec
11 2 (1.17%) EMC
11 2 (1.17%) Sun
11 2 (1.17%) Veritas
11 2 (1.17%) Cognos
11 2 (1.17%) Websense
11 2 (1.17%) Acronis
11 2 (1.17%) Tableau
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Coleford, Gloucestershire
Roc Search
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Cirencester
Recruitment Genius
Rate: £16000 - £18000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago