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 30 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 3 1
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 74 87 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 15.68% 19.42% 26.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 51.03% 62.14% 83.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 38 26
Average daily rate
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£258 £313 £309
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.60% +1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £134 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £597 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 17
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 £11.78 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.46 £42.50 £27.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £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
145 140 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 30.72% 31.25% 31.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 69 28
Average daily rate £350 £350 £218
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +60.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £135 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £311 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -4.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 18
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.75 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.46% +14.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £42.50 £21.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 30 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 30 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
Cheltenham -3 22 £418 +187.93% 4
Gloucester +1 21 £204 -37.30% 15
Tewkesbury - 1 - -
Windows
South West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 30 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 59 (39.33%) Windows 7
2 42 (28.00%) Security Cleared
3 40 (26.67%) Active Directory
4 36 (24.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 35 (23.33%) DNS
6 34 (22.67%) Migration
7 32 (21.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 31 (20.67%) Windows XP
9 30 (20.00%) Microsoft
10 28 (18.67%) MS Excel
11 27 (18.00%) SC Cleared
12 26 (17.33%) VMware
12 26 (17.33%) Linux
13 24 (16.00%) SQL Server
14 22 (14.67%) Windows Server 2012
15 21 (14.00%) IT Asset Management
15 21 (14.00%) SQL
15 21 (14.00%) Asset Management
16 19 (12.67%) Programme Management
16 19 (12.67%) VMware Infrastructure
16 19 (12.67%) Windows 8
17 18 (12.00%) Hyper-V
18 17 (11.33%) DV Cleared
19 16 (10.67%) Citrix
20 14 (9.33%) DHCP
20 14 (9.33%) TCP/IP
20 14 (9.33%) Lync
21 12 (8.00%) Data Centre
21 12 (8.00%) UNIX
21 12 (8.00%) Firewall

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 14 (9.33%) Lync
2 11 (7.33%) MS Exchange
3 9 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (4.00%) IIS
5 4 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.33%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.67%) MediaWiki
7 1 (0.67%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.67%) Apache
7 1 (0.67%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.67%) nginx
7 1 (0.67%) Confluence
7 1 (0.67%) Eucalyptus
Applications
1 28 (18.67%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.00%) MS Office
3 2 (1.33%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.33%) Office 365
3 1 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 35 (23.33%) DNS
2 14 (9.33%) DHCP
2 14 (9.33%) TCP/IP
3 12 (8.00%) Firewall
4 10 (6.67%) IPsec
5 9 (6.00%) Network Security
5 9 (6.00%) VPN
6 8 (5.33%) SSL
6 8 (5.33%) VLAN
6 8 (5.33%) Wireshark
7 7 (4.67%) Intrusion Detection
8 6 (4.00%) LAN
8 6 (4.00%) WAN
9 4 (2.67%) HTTP
9 4 (2.67%) SAN
10 2 (1.33%) OSPF
10 2 (1.33%) BGP
10 2 (1.33%) X.509
10 2 (1.33%) VoIP
10 2 (1.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.67%) MySQL
3 5 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.00%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.33%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.67%) SQLite
6 1 (0.67%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.67%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 8 (5.33%) Metasploit
2 5 (3.33%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.33%) Ant
3 2 (1.33%) Firebug
3 2 (1.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.67%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.67%) Hudson
4 1 (0.67%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.67%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.67%) Subversion
4 1 (0.67%) Maven
4 1 (0.67%) JIRA
General
1 6 (4.00%) Manufacturing
2 5 (3.33%) Finance
3 2 (1.33%) Retail
3 2 (1.33%) Local Government
4 1 (0.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.67%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 19 (12.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (12.00%) Developer
2 18 (12.00%) Consultant
3 17 (11.33%) Desktop Support
4 15 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 12 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 12 (8.00%) Administrator
5 12 (8.00%) Desktop Engineer
6 10 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 8 (5.33%) .NET Developer
8 7 (4.67%) Security Engineer
8 7 (4.67%) Software Engineer
9 6 (4.00%) Analyst
9 6 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (4.00%) Technical Consultant
10 5 (3.33%) Network Engineer
10 5 (3.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 5 (3.33%) C++ Developer
11 4 (2.67%) Security Specialist
11 4 (2.67%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.33%) .NET
1 8 (5.33%) LAMP
2 7 (4.67%) WinForms
2 7 (4.67%) CSS
2 7 (4.67%) HTML
3 6 (4.00%) ASP.NET
4 5 (3.33%) XML
5 4 (2.67%) AngularJS
5 4 (2.67%) jQuery
5 4 (2.67%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (2.00%) SignalR
6 3 (2.00%) Ajax
7 2 (1.33%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.33%) Django
7 2 (1.33%) SOAP
7 2 (1.33%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.67%) HTML5 Canvas
8 1 (0.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (0.67%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.67%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.00%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 7 (4.67%) Clustering
3 7 (4.67%) FMCG
4 3 (2.00%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.00%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.33%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.67%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.67%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.67%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.67%) Replication
6 1 (0.67%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.67%) NHS
6 1 (0.67%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.67%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 59 (39.33%) Windows 7
2 36 (24.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 32 (21.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 31 (20.67%) Windows XP
5 26 (17.33%) Linux
6 22 (14.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (12.67%) Windows 8
8 12 (8.00%) UNIX
9 2 (1.33%) Android
9 2 (1.33%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.67%) webOS
10 1 (0.67%) Windows Phone 7
10 1 (0.67%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.67%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.67%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.67%) CentOS
10 1 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.67%) Debian
10 1 (0.67%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (22.67%) Migration
2 21 (14.00%) Asset Management
2 21 (14.00%) IT Asset Management
3 19 (12.67%) Programme Management
4 9 (6.00%) ITIL
5 8 (5.33%) DDoS Mitigation
5 8 (5.33%) Cyber Security
6 7 (4.67%) SIEM
6 7 (4.67%) SOA
6 7 (4.67%) Software Engineering
7 6 (4.00%) Security Architecture
8 5 (3.33%) Data Protection
8 5 (3.33%) Application Discovery
8 5 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (2.67%) UML
9 4 (2.67%) Load Balancing
9 4 (2.67%) Mentoring
10 3 (2.00%) Patch Management
10 3 (2.00%) Root Cause Analysis
11 2 (1.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 21 (14.00%) SQL
2 9 (6.00%) C#
2 9 (6.00%) C++
3 8 (5.33%) C
4 6 (4.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (3.33%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.67%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.00%) Java
7 3 (2.00%) Python
8 2 (1.33%) Tcl
8 2 (1.33%) Perl
8 2 (1.33%) PHP
9 1 (0.67%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.67%) Ruby
9 1 (0.67%) VBScript
9 1 (0.67%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.67%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 42 (28.00%) Security Cleared
2 27 (18.00%) SC Cleared
3 17 (11.33%) DV Cleared
4 9 (6.00%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (5.33%) CCNA
5 8 (5.33%) Degree
6 5 (3.33%) CISSP
7 3 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.00%) MCTS
7 3 (2.00%) MCITP
8 2 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.67%) QA
2 2 (1.33%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 19 (12.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (12.00%) Hyper-V
4 10 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (5.33%) VirtualBox
6 6 (4.00%) vSphere
7 4 (2.67%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (2.00%) Firmware
9 2 (1.33%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.67%) Samba
10 1 (0.67%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.67%) Postfix
10 1 (0.67%) XenApp
10 1 (0.67%) XenServer
10 1 (0.67%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.67%) iptables
Systems Management
1 8 (5.33%) Nmap
2 7 (4.67%) SCCM
3 4 (2.67%) CA Single Sign-On
4 2 (1.33%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.67%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.67%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.67%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.67%) Puppet
5 1 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 26 (17.33%) VMware
3 16 (10.67%) Citrix
4 9 (6.00%) McAfee
5 8 (5.33%) HP
6 7 (4.67%) Cisco
7 4 (2.67%) Oracle
7 4 (2.67%) Juniper
7 4 (2.67%) CA
8 3 (2.00%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.00%) Symantec
9 2 (1.33%) Websense
9 2 (1.33%) TOWER Software
9 2 (1.33%) EMC
10 1 (0.67%) NetApp
10 1 (0.67%) Veritas
10 1 (0.67%) Lotus
10 1 (0.67%) Sophos
10 1 (0.67%) Remedy
10 1 (0.67%) CheckPoint