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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 1 6
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 103 107 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 19.81% 36.64% 17.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.31% 86.99% 50.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 44 17
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£340 £300 £312
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £407 £482
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 25 11
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -55.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £30.30 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.81 £14.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.38% -7.81%
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
168 123 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 32.31% 42.12% 35.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 50 46
Average daily rate £380 £300 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -21.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 28 15
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £74.00 £30.50 £40.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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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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 £325 +8.33% 6
Cheltenham -6 30 £525 +61.53% 7
Cirencester -2 4 £338 +141.07%
Tewkesbury -3 2 - -
Stroud - - - - 1
Windows
South West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (41.62%) Security Cleared
2 62 (33.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 59 (31.89%) VMware
4 53 (28.65%) Microsoft
5 48 (25.95%) Active Directory
6 45 (24.32%) DV Cleared
7 41 (22.16%) Citrix
8 37 (20.00%) Linux
9 35 (18.92%) Windows 7
10 33 (17.84%) SC Cleared
11 32 (17.30%) MS Excel
12 31 (16.76%) Windows Server 2003
13 28 (15.14%) Windows XP
14 27 (14.59%) WAN
14 27 (14.59%) Windows Server 2012
15 26 (14.05%) VMware Infrastructure
15 26 (14.05%) UNIX
16 25 (13.51%) MS Office
16 25 (13.51%) LAN
17 23 (12.43%) SCCM
18 22 (11.89%) Microsoft Certification
18 22 (11.89%) Finance
19 21 (11.35%) DNS
20 20 (10.81%) MS Exchange
21 19 (10.27%) SharePoint
21 19 (10.27%) ITIL
21 19 (10.27%) Cisco
21 19 (10.27%) XenApp
22 18 (9.73%) TCP/IP
22 18 (9.73%) Firewall

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 20 (10.81%) MS Exchange
2 19 (10.27%) SharePoint
3 13 (7.03%) SharePoint 2010
4 11 (5.95%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (4.86%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (4.32%) SAS
7 7 (3.78%) IIS
7 7 (3.78%) OpenStack
8 6 (3.24%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (2.70%) Lync
10 4 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (2.16%) Eucalyptus
10 4 (2.16%) Apache
11 3 (1.62%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (1.62%) MS Project Server
11 3 (1.62%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (1.08%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.54%) Oracle Application Server
13 1 (0.54%) JBoss
13 1 (0.54%) Tomcat
Applications
1 32 (17.30%) MS Excel
2 25 (13.51%) MS Office
3 3 (1.62%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.62%) MS Project
4 2 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.54%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.78%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (14.59%) WAN
2 25 (13.51%) LAN
3 21 (11.35%) DNS
4 18 (9.73%) TCP/IP
4 18 (9.73%) Firewall
5 13 (7.03%) DHCP
6 8 (4.32%) Internet
7 7 (3.78%) SAN
7 7 (3.78%) SNMP
8 6 (3.24%) VPN
9 5 (2.70%) SMS
10 4 (2.16%) Network Security
10 4 (2.16%) MPLS
10 4 (2.16%) Ethernet
11 3 (1.62%) LDAP
11 3 (1.62%) VoIP
11 3 (1.62%) VLAN
12 2 (1.08%) Wireshark
12 2 (1.08%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (1.08%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.65%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.86%) DB2
3 5 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.62%) MySQL
4 3 (1.62%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle8/8i Database
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (0.54%) MS Access
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.54%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (2.70%) MSI
2 3 (1.62%) Maven
2 3 (1.62%) Eclipse
2 3 (1.62%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (1.62%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.08%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.08%) LoadRunner
3 2 (1.08%) ClearCase
3 2 (1.08%) Subversion
4 1 (0.54%) Xcode
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.54%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.54%) WinRunner
4 1 (0.54%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.54%) Eclipse RCP
4 1 (0.54%) Metasploit
General
1 22 (11.89%) Finance
2 16 (8.65%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.86%) Military
4 8 (4.32%) Retail
5 7 (3.78%) Electronics
6 5 (2.70%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.16%) Publishing
8 3 (1.62%) Legal
9 1 (0.54%) Law
9 1 (0.54%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.54%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (15.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (9.19%) Analyst
3 15 (8.11%) Deployment Engineer
4 14 (7.57%) Architect
5 13 (7.03%) 2nd Line Support
5 13 (7.03%) Administrator
6 12 (6.49%) Support Engineer
6 12 (6.49%) Technical Architect
6 12 (6.49%) Consultant
7 11 (5.95%) Developer
8 10 (5.41%) Server Engineer
8 10 (5.41%) Desktop Support
9 9 (4.86%) Software Engineer
9 9 (4.86%) Project Manager
10 7 (3.78%) Service Analyst
10 7 (3.78%) Service Desk Analyst
11 6 (3.24%) Systems Administrator
11 6 (3.24%) Network Engineer
11 6 (3.24%) Help Desk Analyst
12 5 (2.70%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.78%) .NET
1 7 (3.78%) Application Packaging
2 6 (3.24%) Web Services
3 4 (2.16%) Java EE
4 3 (1.62%) HTML
4 3 (1.62%) MFC
4 3 (1.62%) RESTful
4 3 (1.62%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 3 (1.62%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.08%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.08%) CSS
6 1 (0.54%) WinForms
6 1 (0.54%) Ajax
6 1 (0.54%) Swing
6 1 (0.54%) COM
6 1 (0.54%) EJB
6 1 (0.54%) ODBC
6 1 (0.54%) J2EE
6 1 (0.54%) Middleware
6 1 (0.54%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.32%) Fat Client
1 8 (4.32%) Thin Client
2 7 (3.78%) Client/Server
3 5 (2.70%) Clustering
3 5 (2.70%) Replication
4 4 (2.16%) PDA
5 3 (1.62%) N-Tier
5 3 (1.62%) SCADA
5 3 (1.62%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.08%) Wiki
6 2 (1.08%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.08%) iPad
6 2 (1.08%) CESG
6 2 (1.08%) PKI
7 1 (0.54%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.54%) NHS
7 1 (0.54%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.54%) Open Source
7 1 (0.54%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 62 (33.51%) Windows Server 2008
2 37 (20.00%) Linux
3 35 (18.92%) Windows 7
4 31 (16.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 28 (15.14%) Windows XP
6 27 (14.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (14.05%) UNIX
8 6 (3.24%) Windows 2000 Server
8 6 (3.24%) CentOS
8 6 (3.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.62%) AIX
9 3 (1.62%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.08%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.08%) Solaris
11 1 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.54%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.54%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.54%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.54%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.54%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (10.27%) ITIL
2 11 (5.95%) Service Management
2 11 (5.95%) Software Engineering
3 10 (5.41%) Service Delivery
4 9 (4.86%) Migration
5 8 (4.32%) IT Governance
6 7 (3.78%) Project Management
6 7 (3.78%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (3.78%) Change Control
6 7 (3.78%) Project Planning
7 6 (3.24%) Software Deployment
8 5 (2.70%) Scrum
8 5 (2.70%) Configuration Management
8 5 (2.70%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (2.70%) Data Migration
8 5 (2.70%) Load Balancing
8 5 (2.70%) Mentoring
9 4 (2.16%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (2.16%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (2.16%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (8.11%) C++
2 12 (6.49%) C
3 11 (5.95%) SQL
4 9 (4.86%) Ruby
4 9 (4.86%) Python
5 8 (4.32%) Bash Shell
6 7 (3.78%) Perl
6 7 (3.78%) PowerShell
7 6 (3.24%) Java
7 6 (3.24%) C#
8 4 (2.16%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.62%) VBScript
10 2 (1.08%) VB
10 2 (1.08%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.08%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.08%) COBOL
11 1 (0.54%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.54%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.54%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 77 (41.62%) Security Cleared
2 45 (24.32%) DV Cleared
3 33 (17.84%) SC Cleared
4 22 (11.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (5.41%) Degree
6 9 (4.86%) MCSE
7 8 (4.32%) MCTS
8 7 (3.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (2.70%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (2.16%) CCEE
10 4 (2.16%) CCAA
10 4 (2.16%) CCNP
11 3 (1.62%) MCITP
11 3 (1.62%) MCP
11 3 (1.62%) CCNA
11 3 (1.62%) CCA
12 2 (1.08%) VCP5
12 2 (1.08%) CCSP
13 1 (0.54%) CWNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.78%) QA
2 3 (1.62%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (25.95%) Active Directory
2 26 (14.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (10.27%) XenApp
4 16 (8.65%) vSphere
5 14 (7.57%) Hyper-V
6 10 (5.41%) XenDesktop
6 10 (5.41%) VMware ESX
7 7 (3.78%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.62%) vCloud
9 2 (1.08%) VMware Server
9 2 (1.08%) qmail
9 2 (1.08%) ISA Server
9 2 (1.08%) NFS
9 2 (1.08%) Squid
10 1 (0.54%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 23 (12.43%) SCCM
2 8 (4.32%) Backup Exec
3 6 (3.24%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (3.24%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (2.70%) HP SIM
5 4 (2.16%) WSUS
6 3 (1.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (1.62%) Puppet
6 3 (1.62%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.54%) MOM
8 1 (0.54%) Nagios
8 1 (0.54%) Netcool
8 1 (0.54%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.54%) SCOM
Vendors
1 59 (31.89%) VMware
2 53 (28.65%) Microsoft
3 41 (22.16%) Citrix
4 19 (10.27%) Cisco
5 17 (9.19%) HP
6 15 (8.11%) Remedy
7 12 (6.49%) NetApp
7 12 (6.49%) Oracle
8 8 (4.32%) McAfee
9 5 (2.70%) Borland
9 5 (2.70%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.16%) Juniper
11 3 (1.62%) Primavera
12 2 (1.08%) Sophos
12 2 (1.08%) Symantec
12 2 (1.08%) Apple
12 2 (1.08%) Sun
13 1 (0.54%) AppSense
13 1 (0.54%) TOWER Software
13 1 (0.54%) Capita
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £38 - £40 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £28 - £32 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £15.00 - £17.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 23 days ago