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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 3 9
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows 81 59 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 17.05% 23.23% 14.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.39% 79.73% 54.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 15 23
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£328 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.16% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £454 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £310 £312
% change year-on-year
-1.77% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 23 10
Average hourly rate £29.13 £15.00 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.16% +27.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.08 £12.18 £7.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £145.75 £34.10 £21.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -4.76%
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
122 74 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 25.68% 29.13% 27.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 18 51
Average daily rate £340 £290 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £510 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 24 10
Average hourly rate £15.75 £18.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.88 £9.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £35.00 £14.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -1 27 £300 -24.52% 14
Cheltenham -9 15 £320 -11.79% 7
Cirencester - 1 - - 1
Tewkesbury - - - -
Windows
South West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 55 (33.74%) Windows Server 2008
2 50 (30.67%) Security Cleared
3 46 (28.22%) VMware
4 45 (27.61%) Microsoft
5 39 (23.93%) Linux
6 38 (23.31%) Active Directory
7 35 (21.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 31 (19.02%) Windows 7
9 27 (16.56%) Citrix
9 27 (16.56%) DV Cleared
10 24 (14.72%) Windows Server 2003
11 23 (14.11%) Windows XP
11 23 (14.11%) MS Excel
12 22 (13.50%) HP
13 21 (12.88%) Firewall
14 19 (11.66%) Microsoft Certification
14 19 (11.66%) Cisco
14 19 (11.66%) MS Exchange
14 19 (11.66%) SC Cleared
15 18 (11.04%) SharePoint
15 18 (11.04%) TCP/IP
15 18 (11.04%) MS Office
16 17 (10.43%) Perl
16 17 (10.43%) Python
16 17 (10.43%) SNMP
17 16 (9.82%) Telecoms
17 16 (9.82%) VMware Infrastructure
18 15 (9.20%) SCCM
18 15 (9.20%) WAN
18 15 (9.20%) LAN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 19 (11.66%) MS Exchange
2 18 (11.04%) SharePoint
3 15 (9.20%) Apache
4 13 (7.98%) SharePoint 2010
5 11 (6.75%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (4.91%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (2.45%) Lync
8 4 (2.45%) IIS
9 3 (1.84%) SAS
9 3 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (1.84%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (1.84%) MS Project Server
9 3 (1.84%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.61%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.61%) Eucalyptus
10 1 (0.61%) Tomcat
Applications
1 23 (14.11%) MS Excel
2 18 (11.04%) MS Office
3 3 (1.84%) MS Project
4 2 (1.23%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.52%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.07%) Office 365
3 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.61%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 21 (12.88%) Firewall
2 18 (11.04%) TCP/IP
3 17 (10.43%) SNMP
4 15 (9.20%) LAN
4 15 (9.20%) WAN
4 15 (9.20%) DNS
5 12 (7.36%) SSH
6 8 (4.91%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (4.91%) DHCP
7 7 (4.29%) VPN
7 7 (4.29%) Network Security
7 7 (4.29%) BGP
8 5 (3.07%) Junos
8 5 (3.07%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (3.07%) SAN
8 5 (3.07%) OSPF
9 4 (2.45%) MPLS
9 4 (2.45%) IPv4
9 4 (2.45%) IPv6
10 2 (1.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.20%) MySQL
2 12 (7.36%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.36%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.84%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.84%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.84%) DB2
4 2 (1.23%) MS Access
4 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (3.07%) ClearCase
2 2 (1.23%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.61%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.61%) Subversion
General
1 16 (9.82%) Telecoms
2 9 (5.52%) Military
3 8 (4.91%) Finance
4 7 (4.29%) Legal
5 3 (1.84%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.84%) Law
5 3 (1.84%) Retail
6 2 (1.23%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.61%) Marketing
7 1 (0.61%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 23 (14.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 19 (11.66%) Developer
3 15 (9.20%) Consultant
3 15 (9.20%) Deployment Engineer
4 12 (7.36%) Python Developer
4 12 (7.36%) 2nd Line Support
5 11 (6.75%) Server Engineer
5 11 (6.75%) DevOps Engineer
6 10 (6.13%) Administrator
7 9 (5.52%) Support Engineer
7 9 (5.52%) Analyst
7 9 (5.52%) Architect
7 9 (5.52%) Desktop Support
8 7 (4.29%) Network Engineer
8 7 (4.29%) Support Analyst
8 7 (4.29%) Security Engineer
9 5 (3.07%) Network Security Engineer
9 5 (3.07%) Software Engineer
9 5 (3.07%) Project Manager
10 4 (2.45%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.91%) .NET
2 6 (3.68%) Web Services
3 5 (3.07%) FFmpeg
4 4 (2.45%) Application Packaging
5 3 (1.84%) WPF
5 3 (1.84%) Silverlight
5 3 (1.84%) Windows SharePoint Services
5 3 (1.84%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.23%) Drools
7 1 (0.61%) ODBC
7 1 (0.61%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (0.61%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.36%) Open Source
1 12 (7.36%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.07%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (3.07%) Clustering
2 5 (3.07%) SCADA
2 5 (3.07%) NHS
3 4 (2.45%) iPad
4 3 (1.84%) Fat Client
4 3 (1.84%) Thin Client
4 3 (1.84%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.23%) Streaming Video
5 2 (1.23%) Replication
5 2 (1.23%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.61%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.61%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.61%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.61%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.61%) EPoS
6 1 (0.61%) iSeries
6 1 (0.61%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 55 (33.74%) Windows Server 2008
2 39 (23.93%) Linux
3 35 (21.47%) Windows Server 2012
4 31 (19.02%) Windows 7
5 24 (14.72%) Windows Server 2003
6 23 (14.11%) Windows XP
7 11 (6.75%) UNIX
8 5 (3.07%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.84%) CentOS
10 2 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.23%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.61%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.61%) VMS
11 1 (0.61%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.61%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (9.20%) ITIL
2 14 (8.59%) Service Delivery
2 14 (8.59%) Problem Management
3 12 (7.36%) OO
4 11 (6.75%) Service Management
4 11 (6.75%) DevOps
5 9 (5.52%) Project Management
6 7 (4.29%) Configuration Management
6 7 (4.29%) Migration
6 7 (4.29%) Software Engineering
6 7 (4.29%) Mentoring
7 6 (3.68%) Load Balancing
8 5 (3.07%) Unit Testing
8 5 (3.07%) Data Protection
9 4 (2.45%) Reverse Engineering
9 4 (2.45%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (2.45%) Data Migration
9 4 (2.45%) Project Planning
9 4 (2.45%) Incident Management
9 4 (2.45%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 17 (10.43%) Perl
1 17 (10.43%) Python
2 15 (9.20%) C++
3 13 (7.98%) Bash Shell
4 9 (5.52%) SQL
5 6 (3.68%) VBScript
5 6 (3.68%) Java
5 6 (3.68%) C
5 6 (3.68%) Ruby
5 6 (3.68%) PowerShell
6 5 (3.07%) C#
7 4 (2.45%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.84%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.23%) VB
10 1 (0.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 50 (30.67%) Security Cleared
2 27 (16.56%) DV Cleared
3 19 (11.66%) SC Cleared
3 19 (11.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (4.29%) MCTS
5 6 (3.68%) MCSE
6 5 (3.07%) CCNP
6 5 (3.07%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.84%) Degree
8 2 (1.23%) MCP
8 2 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.23%) CCNA
8 2 (1.23%) CCSP
9 1 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.61%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.68%) QA
2 4 (2.45%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (23.31%) Active Directory
2 16 (9.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (7.98%) VMware ESX
4 11 (6.75%) vSphere
5 10 (6.13%) XenDesktop
6 9 (5.52%) Hyper-V
6 9 (5.52%) XenApp
7 5 (3.07%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (3.07%) ISA Server
8 2 (1.23%) NFS
8 2 (1.23%) Squid
8 2 (1.23%) qmail
9 1 (0.61%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.61%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.61%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 15 (9.20%) SCCM
2 8 (4.91%) Backup Exec
3 7 (4.29%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (2.45%) WSUS
5 3 (1.84%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (1.84%) HP SIM
5 3 (1.84%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.23%) SCOM
7 1 (0.61%) MOM
7 1 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.61%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 46 (28.22%) VMware
2 45 (27.61%) Microsoft
3 27 (16.56%) Citrix
4 22 (13.50%) HP
5 19 (11.66%) Cisco
6 13 (7.98%) McAfee
7 10 (6.13%) Remedy
8 8 (4.91%) NetApp
9 7 (4.29%) Juniper
9 7 (4.29%) Oracle
9 7 (4.29%) CheckPoint
10 6 (3.68%) Sophos
10 6 (3.68%) F5
11 4 (2.45%) Altiris
11 4 (2.45%) Symantec
11 4 (2.45%) Apple
12 3 (1.84%) Primavera
12 3 (1.84%) AppSense
12 3 (1.84%) Red Hat
13 2 (1.23%) IBM
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