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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 65 79 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 14.91% 21.29% 26.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.28% 56.03% 80.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 42 36
Average daily rate
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£383 £415 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.83% -5.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £130 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £526 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 13
Average hourly rate £15.55 £15.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.66% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.27 £13.50 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.00 £23.38
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
122 141 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 27.98% 38.01% 32.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 83 48
Average daily rate £425 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £130 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 17 14
Average hourly rate £15.55 £15.63 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.48% +15.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.27 £13.53 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.00 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 3 June 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 3 June 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 24 £388 -13.88% 14
Cheltenham -10 17 £425 +209.09% 3
Cirencester +2 1 - - 1
Filton - 1 - -
Windows
South West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 45 (33.83%) Windows 7
2 40 (30.08%) Security Cleared
2 40 (30.08%) Active Directory
3 33 (24.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 30 (22.56%) Microsoft
5 29 (21.80%) SQL Server
6 27 (20.30%) Migration
6 27 (20.30%) VMware
7 26 (19.55%) Linux
7 26 (19.55%) Citrix
8 25 (18.80%) Windows Server 2008
9 24 (18.05%) DV Cleared
10 23 (17.29%) MS Excel
10 23 (17.29%) Windows XP
11 21 (15.79%) SQL
11 21 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
12 20 (15.04%) Windows Server 2012
12 20 (15.04%) DNS
13 18 (13.53%) SC Cleared
14 17 (12.78%) UNIX
15 14 (10.53%) Data Centre
16 13 (9.77%) Windows 8
16 13 (9.77%) IT Asset Management
16 13 (9.77%) Asset Management
17 12 (9.02%) Finance
17 12 (9.02%) Hyper-V
18 11 (8.27%) C
18 11 (8.27%) HTML
18 11 (8.27%) CSS
18 11 (8.27%) Programme Management

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 9 (6.77%) MS Exchange
2 8 (6.02%) Lync
3 7 (5.26%) IIS
4 6 (4.51%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.50%) MediaWiki
6 2 (1.50%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.50%) nginx
6 2 (1.50%) Confluence
6 2 (1.50%) Eucalyptus
6 2 (1.50%) Apache
6 2 (1.50%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.75%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.75%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.75%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.75%) JBoss
7 1 (0.75%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 23 (17.29%) MS Excel
2 10 (7.52%) MS Office
3 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.26%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.26%) Office 365
3 1 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 20 (15.04%) DNS
2 7 (5.26%) Firewall
3 6 (4.51%) WAN
3 6 (4.51%) DHCP
4 5 (3.76%) Network Security
5 4 (3.01%) LAN
5 4 (3.01%) VPN
5 4 (3.01%) IPsec
6 3 (2.26%) SAN
6 3 (2.26%) OSPF
6 3 (2.26%) BGP
6 3 (2.26%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.50%) SSL
7 2 (1.50%) IPv6
7 2 (1.50%) LDAP
7 2 (1.50%) Ethernet
7 2 (1.50%) EIGRP
7 2 (1.50%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (1.50%) VLAN
7 2 (1.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (21.80%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.77%) MySQL
3 5 (3.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.26%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.50%) QlikView
5 2 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.50%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.75%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.75%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.75%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 6 (4.51%) Visual Studio
2 4 (3.01%) Subversion
2 4 (3.01%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.26%) LoadRunner
4 2 (1.50%) JIRA
4 2 (1.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (1.50%) ClearCase
4 2 (1.50%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.50%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (1.50%) Hudson
4 2 (1.50%) Metasploit
4 2 (1.50%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.75%) Ant
5 1 (0.75%) Eclipse RCP
5 1 (0.75%) Selenium
5 1 (0.75%) JMeter
5 1 (0.75%) Xcode
General
1 12 (9.02%) Finance
2 10 (7.52%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.26%) Electronics
4 2 (1.50%) Retail
4 2 (1.50%) Local Government
5 1 (0.75%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.75%) Games
Job Titles
1 22 (16.54%) Developer
2 17 (12.78%) Consultant
3 13 (9.77%) Support Engineer
3 13 (9.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (9.02%) 2nd Line Support
4 12 (9.02%) Desktop Support
5 8 (6.02%) 3rd Line Support
5 8 (6.02%) .NET Developer
6 7 (5.26%) Administrator
7 6 (4.51%) Analyst
7 6 (4.51%) Architect
7 6 (4.51%) Technical Consultant
7 6 (4.51%) Security Engineer
8 5 (3.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (3.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 5 (3.76%) Desktop Engineer
8 5 (3.76%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 4 (3.01%) C Programmer
9 4 (3.01%) Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (3.01%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.27%) HTML
1 11 (8.27%) CSS
2 9 (6.77%) .NET
3 7 (5.26%) ASP.NET
3 7 (5.26%) AngularJS
4 5 (3.76%) HTML5
4 5 (3.76%) jQuery
5 4 (3.01%) CSS3
5 4 (3.01%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (2.26%) Ember.js
6 3 (2.26%) SignalR
6 3 (2.26%) HTML5 Canvas
6 3 (2.26%) Backbone.js
6 3 (2.26%) WinForms
6 3 (2.26%) SVG
6 3 (2.26%) Dojo
7 2 (1.50%) XMPP
7 2 (1.50%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.50%) Java EE
7 2 (1.50%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.53%) Data Centre
2 9 (6.77%) Blackberry
3 8 (6.02%) Clustering
4 7 (5.26%) FMCG
5 3 (2.26%) Visualisation
5 3 (2.26%) User Experience
6 2 (1.50%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.50%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.50%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.50%) Wiki
6 2 (1.50%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.50%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.50%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.50%) Replication
7 1 (0.75%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.75%) NHS
7 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.75%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.75%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 45 (33.83%) Windows 7
2 33 (24.81%) Windows Server 2003
3 26 (19.55%) Linux
4 25 (18.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (17.29%) Windows XP
6 20 (15.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (12.78%) UNIX
8 13 (9.77%) Windows 8
9 10 (7.52%) Apple iOS
10 6 (4.51%) Android
11 4 (3.01%) Windows Phone
12 3 (2.26%) Windows Phone 7
12 3 (2.26%) Windows NT
13 2 (1.50%) Windows 2000
13 2 (1.50%) Debian
13 2 (1.50%) Ubuntu
13 2 (1.50%) CentOS
14 1 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.75%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.75%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (20.30%) Migration
2 13 (9.77%) Asset Management
2 13 (9.77%) IT Asset Management
3 11 (8.27%) Programme Management
4 9 (6.77%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (5.26%) UML
5 7 (5.26%) SOA
5 7 (5.26%) SIEM
6 6 (4.51%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (4.51%) Security Architecture
6 6 (4.51%) Load Balancing
7 4 (3.01%) Software Engineering
7 4 (3.01%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (3.01%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (3.01%) MVC
7 4 (3.01%) Data Protection
7 4 (3.01%) Mentoring
8 3 (2.26%) Mobile Development
8 3 (2.26%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (15.79%) SQL
2 11 (8.27%) C
3 10 (7.52%) C++
4 8 (6.02%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.01%) Python
5 4 (3.01%) Java
5 4 (3.01%) C#
5 4 (3.01%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.26%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.26%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.50%) Perl
7 2 (1.50%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.50%) Ruby
8 1 (0.75%) PHP
8 1 (0.75%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.75%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.75%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.75%) VB
8 1 (0.75%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.75%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 40 (30.08%) Security Cleared
2 24 (18.05%) DV Cleared
3 18 (13.53%) SC Cleared
4 11 (8.27%) Degree
5 5 (3.76%) CISSP
6 4 (3.01%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (3.01%) CCNA
7 3 (2.26%) MCTS
7 3 (2.26%) MCITP
7 3 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.75%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.75%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.50%) SLA
1 2 (1.50%) QA
System Software
1 40 (30.08%) Active Directory
2 21 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (9.02%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.01%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (3.01%) vSphere
4 4 (3.01%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (3.01%) XenApp
5 3 (2.26%) XenDesktop
5 3 (2.26%) Firmware
6 2 (1.50%) ISA Server
6 2 (1.50%) Samba
6 2 (1.50%) Postfix
6 2 (1.50%) XenServer
6 2 (1.50%) VirtualBox
6 2 (1.50%) iptables
7 1 (0.75%) Xen
7 1 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.75%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (5.26%) SCCM
2 2 (1.50%) Nmap
2 2 (1.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (1.50%) NetBackup
2 2 (1.50%) ZABBIX
2 2 (1.50%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.50%) Puppet
2 2 (1.50%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.75%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.75%) WSUS
3 1 (0.75%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 30 (22.56%) Microsoft
2 27 (20.30%) VMware
3 26 (19.55%) Citrix
4 9 (6.77%) McAfee
5 7 (5.26%) HP
5 7 (5.26%) Cisco
6 6 (4.51%) Oracle
7 4 (3.01%) Juniper
7 4 (3.01%) NetApp
7 4 (3.01%) Red Hat
7 4 (3.01%) Symantec
8 3 (2.26%) Borland
9 2 (1.50%) TOWER Software
9 2 (1.50%) Websense
9 2 (1.50%) Acronis
9 2 (1.50%) Tableau
9 2 (1.50%) Alteryx
9 2 (1.50%) Cognos
9 2 (1.50%) EMC
10 1 (0.75%) Sun
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