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 17 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
17 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 77 98 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 15.88% 25.00% 27.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.23% 66.67% 74.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 43 48
Average daily rate
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£340 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £154 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £450 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £322 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 23 7
Average hourly rate £12.27 £14.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.37% -62.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.96 £12.60 £19.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £26.80 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
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
130 147 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 26.80% 37.50% 36.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 68 67
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 £150 £150 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £450 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.42% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 24 10
Average hourly rate £16.14 £14.50 £42.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.27% -65.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.01 £12.50 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £28.60 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 17 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 17 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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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 -1 30 £193 -57.22% 4
Cheltenham -11 17 £425 +7.59% 9
Cirencester +6 2 £130 - 2
Filton -1 2 £400 -
Stroud - - - - 1
Tewkesbury - - - - 1
Windows
South West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 17 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 61 (38.13%) Security Cleared
2 45 (28.13%) Active Directory
3 43 (26.88%) VMware
4 41 (25.63%) Citrix
4 41 (25.63%) DV Cleared
4 41 (25.63%) Windows 7
5 40 (25.00%) Linux
6 39 (24.38%) Microsoft
7 30 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 30 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 27 (16.88%) VMware Infrastructure
8 27 (16.88%) MS Excel
9 26 (16.25%) SC Cleared
10 24 (15.00%) UNIX
10 24 (15.00%) Windows XP
10 24 (15.00%) SQL Server
10 24 (15.00%) Migration
11 22 (13.75%) SQL
12 20 (12.50%) MS Office
13 18 (11.25%) Finance
14 16 (10.00%) C
14 16 (10.00%) WAN
14 16 (10.00%) Hyper-V
15 15 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
16 14 (8.75%) DNS
16 14 (8.75%) LAN
16 14 (8.75%) C++
17 13 (8.13%) Cisco
17 13 (8.13%) Degree
18 12 (7.50%) XenApp

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 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 11 (6.88%) MS Exchange
2 8 (5.00%) IIS
2 8 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 8 (5.00%) OpenStack
3 6 (3.75%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.13%) Eucalyptus
4 5 (3.13%) Lync
5 4 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.25%) MediaWiki
6 2 (1.25%) Apache
6 2 (1.25%) nginx
6 2 (1.25%) Confluence
7 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.63%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.63%) JBoss
7 1 (0.63%) SAS
7 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.63%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.63%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.63%) GlassFish
Applications
1 27 (16.88%) MS Excel
2 20 (12.50%) MS Office
3 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.63%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.88%) Office 365
4 1 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.00%) WAN
2 14 (8.75%) LAN
2 14 (8.75%) DNS
3 9 (5.63%) Firewall
4 7 (4.38%) SAN
5 6 (3.75%) Internet
6 5 (3.13%) DHCP
6 5 (3.13%) Ethernet
6 5 (3.13%) Network Security
7 3 (1.88%) VoIP
7 3 (1.88%) LDAP
7 3 (1.88%) OSPF
7 3 (1.88%) BGP
8 2 (1.25%) EIGRP
8 2 (1.25%) IPv6
8 2 (1.25%) VPN
8 2 (1.25%) SNMP
8 2 (1.25%) iSCSI
8 2 (1.25%) NAS
8 2 (1.25%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.63%) MySQL
3 4 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.50%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.25%) QlikView
5 2 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.25%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.63%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.63%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.63%) DB2
6 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.63%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 6 (3.75%) Visual Studio
2 5 (3.13%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.13%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.50%) Subversion
4 3 (1.88%) Maven
4 3 (1.88%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (1.88%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (1.25%) ClearCase
5 2 (1.25%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.25%) JIRA
5 2 (1.25%) Hudson
6 1 (0.63%) Eclipse RCP
6 1 (0.63%) Ant
6 1 (0.63%) Selenium
6 1 (0.63%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.63%) WinRunner
6 1 (0.63%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.63%) JMeter
6 1 (0.63%) Xcode
General
1 18 (11.25%) Finance
2 11 (6.88%) Manufacturing
3 6 (3.75%) Electronics
4 5 (3.13%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.25%) Retail
5 2 (1.25%) Legal
5 2 (1.25%) Local Government
6 1 (0.63%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.63%) Law
Job Titles
1 22 (13.75%) Developer
2 16 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 15 (9.38%) Analyst
4 14 (8.75%) Consultant
4 14 (8.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 13 (8.13%) Desktop Support
6 11 (6.88%) 2nd Line Support
7 10 (6.25%) Administrator
7 10 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
7 10 (6.25%) Architect
8 8 (5.00%) Software Engineer
8 8 (5.00%) Technical Architect
9 7 (4.38%) .NET Developer
9 7 (4.38%) Network Engineer
9 7 (4.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 6 (3.75%) Technical Consultant
10 6 (3.75%) Service Analyst
10 6 (3.75%) Programmer
10 6 (3.75%) Service Desk Analyst
11 5 (3.13%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.63%) HTML
1 9 (5.63%) .NET
1 9 (5.63%) CSS
2 6 (3.75%) ASP.NET
3 5 (3.13%) Java EE
3 5 (3.13%) jQuery
3 5 (3.13%) HTML5
3 5 (3.13%) AngularJS
4 4 (2.50%) CSS3
4 4 (2.50%) Application Packaging
5 3 (1.88%) Dojo
5 3 (1.88%) SVG
5 3 (1.88%) MFC
5 3 (1.88%) Backbone.js
5 3 (1.88%) RESTful
5 3 (1.88%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.88%) Ember.js
5 3 (1.88%) HTML5 Canvas
6 2 (1.25%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (1.25%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.63%) Blackberry
2 7 (4.38%) Client/Server
2 7 (4.38%) Clustering
3 6 (3.75%) Thin Client
3 6 (3.75%) Fat Client
3 6 (3.75%) FMCG
4 5 (3.13%) Replication
4 5 (3.13%) Private Cloud
4 5 (3.13%) Public Cloud
5 4 (2.50%) N-Tier
5 4 (2.50%) PDA
6 3 (1.88%) Visualisation
6 3 (1.88%) User Experience
6 3 (1.88%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.88%) Wiki
7 2 (1.25%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.25%) CESG
7 2 (1.25%) PKI
8 1 (0.63%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 41 (25.63%) Windows 7
2 40 (25.00%) Linux
3 30 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
3 30 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (15.00%) Windows XP
4 24 (15.00%) UNIX
5 15 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (5.63%) Apple iOS
7 8 (5.00%) Windows 8
8 5 (3.13%) Android
8 5 (3.13%) CentOS
8 5 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (2.50%) Windows Phone
10 3 (1.88%) Windows Phone 7
10 3 (1.88%) Windows NT
11 2 (1.25%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.25%) AIX
11 2 (1.25%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.25%) Debian
11 2 (1.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (15.00%) Migration
2 11 (6.88%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (6.25%) Software Engineering
4 9 (5.63%) Load Balancing
4 9 (5.63%) Asset Management
5 8 (5.00%) IT Asset Management
6 7 (4.38%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (4.38%) UML
6 7 (4.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (4.38%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (3.75%) SIEM
7 6 (3.75%) Data Migration
7 6 (3.75%) OO
7 6 (3.75%) SOA
7 6 (3.75%) Programme Management
8 5 (3.13%) Configuration Management
8 5 (3.13%) Service Management
8 5 (3.13%) Security Architecture
9 4 (2.50%) Change Control
9 4 (2.50%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 22 (13.75%) SQL
2 16 (10.00%) C
3 14 (8.75%) C++
4 11 (6.88%) Python
5 9 (5.63%) Bash Shell
6 8 (5.00%) JavaScript
7 6 (3.75%) Java
7 6 (3.75%) Ruby
8 5 (3.13%) Perl
8 5 (3.13%) C#
9 3 (1.88%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.88%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.88%) VB
10 2 (1.25%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.25%) VBScript
10 2 (1.25%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.63%) PHP
11 1 (0.63%) COBOL
11 1 (0.63%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.63%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 61 (38.13%) Security Cleared
2 41 (25.63%) DV Cleared
3 26 (16.25%) SC Cleared
4 13 (8.13%) Degree
5 8 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (3.13%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (2.50%) MCSE
7 4 (2.50%) CISSP
7 4 (2.50%) CCEE
7 4 (2.50%) CCAA
8 3 (1.88%) CCA
8 3 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.88%) MCP
8 3 (1.88%) CCNA
9 2 (1.25%) MCITP
9 2 (1.25%) VCP5
10 1 (0.63%) ISEB
10 1 (0.63%) CCEA
10 1 (0.63%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.63%) SLA
System Software
1 45 (28.13%) Active Directory
2 27 (16.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (10.00%) Hyper-V
4 12 (7.50%) XenApp
5 7 (4.38%) XenDesktop
6 6 (3.75%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (3.13%) vSphere
8 4 (2.50%) ISA Server
9 3 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (1.88%) vCloud
9 3 (1.88%) VMware ESX
10 2 (1.25%) XenServer
10 2 (1.25%) iptables
10 2 (1.25%) Samba
10 2 (1.25%) Postfix
11 1 (0.63%) Xen
11 1 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.63%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (4.38%) SCCM
2 5 (3.13%) Puppet
3 4 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.88%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.25%) ZABBIX
5 2 (1.25%) HP SIM
5 2 (1.25%) AirWatch
5 2 (1.25%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.63%) Netcool
6 1 (0.63%) Nagios
6 1 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.63%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.63%) WSUS
6 1 (0.63%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 43 (26.88%) VMware
2 41 (25.63%) Citrix
3 39 (24.38%) Microsoft
4 13 (8.13%) Cisco
5 9 (5.63%) NetApp
5 9 (5.63%) McAfee
6 8 (5.00%) Oracle
6 8 (5.00%) HP
7 6 (3.75%) Red Hat
7 6 (3.75%) Juniper
8 5 (3.13%) Borland
9 4 (2.50%) Symantec
10 2 (1.25%) Websense
10 2 (1.25%) Alteryx
10 2 (1.25%) Acronis
10 2 (1.25%) Tableau
10 2 (1.25%) EMC
10 2 (1.25%) Veritas
10 2 (1.25%) Cognos
11 1 (0.63%) Sybase
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