The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 12 6 4
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 50 84 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 10.85% 17.50% 16.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 43.86% 58.33% 68.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 54 38
Median daily rate £350 £270 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% -20.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £144 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £304
% change year-on-year
- +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 9
Median hourly rate £12.88 £12.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.98% -49.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.73 £11.78 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.15 £42.55 £72.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.86 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-5.42% +5.73%
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
114 144 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 24.73% 30.00% 24.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 96 55
Median daily rate £400 £368 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.84% +10.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £140 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 9
Median hourly rate £12.88 £13.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.96% -48.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.78 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £20.90 £190.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Gloucestershire region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 August 2016.

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 30 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucester -7 10 £270 -4.42% 13
Cheltenham -7 9 £325 -23.97% 11
Cirencester - 8 £435 - 2
Filton - 1 - -
Windows
South West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 57 (50.44%) Active Directory
2 36 (31.86%) Microsoft
2 36 (31.86%) Security Cleared
2 36 (31.86%) Windows Server
3 34 (30.09%) Windows 7
4 25 (22.12%) Citrix
5 24 (21.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (20.35%) PowerShell
6 23 (20.35%) DV Cleared
6 23 (20.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (17.70%) VMware
8 18 (15.93%) MS Excel
8 18 (15.93%) SQL
9 17 (15.04%) SQL Server
10 16 (14.16%) HP
11 15 (13.27%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (12.39%) SCCM
12 14 (12.39%) Microsoft Azure
13 13 (11.50%) Linux
14 12 (10.62%) Finance
14 12 (10.62%) Migration
14 12 (10.62%) .NET
15 11 (9.73%) XenApp
15 11 (9.73%) Cisco
15 11 (9.73%) DNS
15 11 (9.73%) DHCP
15 11 (9.73%) Scrum
16 10 (8.85%) Windows Server 2003
16 10 (8.85%) IIS
16 10 (8.85%) UML

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (8.85%) IIS
2 7 (6.19%) MS Exchange
3 5 (4.42%) IBM Notes
3 5 (4.42%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.77%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.88%) Apache
5 1 (0.88%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.88%) Confluence
5 1 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 18 (15.93%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.42%) MS Office
3 4 (3.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) OpenText MBPM
1 1 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.88%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 14 (12.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.54%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.65%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (2.65%) Office 365
4 2 (1.77%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.77%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.77%) SaaS
5 1 (0.88%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.73%) DHCP
1 11 (9.73%) DNS
2 9 (7.96%) SAN
2 9 (7.96%) TCP/IP
3 5 (4.42%) Firewall
3 5 (4.42%) LAN
3 5 (4.42%) WAN
4 4 (3.54%) Internet
4 4 (3.54%) OpenVPN
4 4 (3.54%) VoIP
4 4 (3.54%) VPN
5 2 (1.77%) HTTPS
5 2 (1.77%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (1.77%) SSL
6 1 (0.88%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.88%) LDAP
6 1 (0.88%) Network Security
6 1 (0.88%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.88%) VLAN
6 1 (0.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.04%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.42%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (4.42%) SQL Server 2014
2 5 (4.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.65%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (2.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.77%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.88%) Apache Accumulo
5 1 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.88%) Big Data
5 1 (0.88%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.88%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.88%) Neo4j
5 1 (0.88%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (7.08%) Octopus Deploy
2 7 (6.19%) Visual Studio
3 5 (4.42%) Selenium
4 3 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.77%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.77%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.88%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.88%) JIRA
General
1 12 (10.62%) Finance
2 3 (2.65%) Law
2 3 (2.65%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.77%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.77%) Military
4 1 (0.88%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.88%) Electronics
4 1 (0.88%) Marketing
4 1 (0.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 31 (27.43%) Support Engineer
2 13 (11.50%) 2nd Line Support
2 13 (11.50%) Desktop Support
3 12 (10.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 12 (10.62%) Desktop Engineer
4 11 (9.73%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 11 (9.73%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 11 (9.73%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 10 (8.85%) Developer
6 9 (7.96%) Analyst
6 9 (7.96%) Consultant
7 8 (7.08%) 3rd Line Support
8 7 (6.19%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (6.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (5.31%) C++ Developer
9 6 (5.31%) DevOps Engineer
10 5 (4.42%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
10 5 (4.42%) Administrator
10 5 (4.42%) Architect
10 5 (4.42%) Citrix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.62%) .NET
2 5 (4.42%) Web Services
3 4 (3.54%) HTML
4 3 (2.65%) CSS
4 3 (2.65%) LINQ
5 2 (1.77%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.77%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.77%) Dapper ORM
5 2 (1.77%) Entity Framework
5 2 (1.77%) HTML5
5 2 (1.77%) jQuery
5 2 (1.77%) JSON
5 2 (1.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (1.77%) XML
6 1 (0.88%) ADO.NET
6 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 1 (0.88%) Middleware
6 1 (0.88%) WSDL
6 1 (0.88%) XSD
6 1 (0.88%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.08%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.65%) iPhone
3 3 (2.65%) Smartphone
4 2 (1.77%) Clustering
4 2 (1.77%) CMDB
4 2 (1.77%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.77%) NHS
4 2 (1.77%) Replication
5 1 (0.88%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.88%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (0.88%) Handset
5 1 (0.88%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.88%) PDA
5 1 (0.88%) PKI
5 1 (0.88%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.88%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 36 (31.86%) Windows Server
2 34 (30.09%) Windows 7
3 24 (21.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (20.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (11.50%) Linux
6 10 (8.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (7.96%) Windows 10
8 7 (6.19%) Windows 8
8 7 (6.19%) Windows XP
9 3 (2.65%) Solaris
10 2 (1.77%) Unix
11 1 (0.88%) Android
11 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.88%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.88%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (13.27%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (10.62%) Migration
3 11 (9.73%) Scrum
4 10 (8.85%) ITIL
4 10 (8.85%) UML
5 8 (7.08%) DevOps
6 6 (5.31%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (5.31%) Service Management
7 5 (4.42%) Change Management
7 5 (4.42%) Configuration Management
7 5 (4.42%) Software Engineering
7 5 (4.42%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (3.54%) ITIL V3
8 4 (3.54%) OO
8 4 (3.54%) Performance Testing
8 4 (3.54%) Service Delivery
8 4 (3.54%) Waterfall
9 3 (2.65%) Business Continuity
9 3 (2.65%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (2.65%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 23 (20.35%) PowerShell
2 18 (15.93%) SQL
3 9 (7.96%) C++
4 5 (4.42%) C
4 5 (4.42%) T-SQL
4 5 (4.42%) VBScript
5 4 (3.54%) C#
5 4 (3.54%) Perl
5 4 (3.54%) Python
6 3 (2.65%) Java
7 2 (1.77%) Embedded C++
7 2 (1.77%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.77%) Ruby
7 2 (1.77%) VB
8 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.88%) Scala
8 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 36 (31.86%) Security Cleared
2 23 (20.35%) DV Cleared
3 9 (7.96%) SC Cleared
4 5 (4.42%) DBS Check
5 4 (3.54%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.65%) CCNA
6 3 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.65%) ISEB
7 2 (1.77%) Degree
7 2 (1.77%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.77%) MCSE
8 1 (0.88%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.88%) MCDST
8 1 (0.88%) MCP
8 1 (0.88%) MCSA
8 1 (0.88%) MCSD
8 1 (0.88%) MCTS
8 1 (0.88%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.08%) SLA
2 1 (0.88%) COBIT
2 1 (0.88%) HL7
System Software
1 57 (50.44%) Active Directory
2 11 (9.73%) XenApp
3 10 (8.85%) XenDesktop
4 8 (7.08%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (7.08%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (5.31%) Hyper-V
5 6 (5.31%) vSphere
6 3 (2.65%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (2.65%) XenServer
7 2 (1.77%) BitLocker
7 2 (1.77%) Firmware
7 2 (1.77%) UAG
7 2 (1.77%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (1.77%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.88%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.88%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.88%) Docker
8 1 (0.88%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.88%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (12.39%) SCCM
2 2 (1.77%) EdgeSight
2 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (1.77%) SCOM
2 2 (1.77%) WSUS
3 1 (0.88%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.88%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.88%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (0.88%) DameWare
3 1 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.88%) SCDPM
3 1 (0.88%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.88%) SCSM
3 1 (0.88%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 36 (31.86%) Microsoft
2 25 (22.12%) Citrix
3 20 (17.70%) VMware
4 16 (14.16%) HP
5 11 (9.73%) Cisco
6 9 (7.96%) IBM
7 6 (5.31%) Dell
8 5 (4.42%) Apple
9 3 (2.65%) Oracle
10 2 (1.77%) AppSense
10 2 (1.77%) Canon
10 2 (1.77%) Forcepoint
10 2 (1.77%) Intel Security
10 2 (1.77%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.77%) Remedy
10 2 (1.77%) Sophos
11 1 (0.88%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.88%) Cyber-Ark
11 1 (0.88%) Meru Networks
11 1 (0.88%) Twitter