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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 91 81 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 18.27% 17.12% 23.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.09% 68.64% 80.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 41 19
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.81% +9.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £150 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 15
Average hourly rate £13.00 £25.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £14.70 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.40 £72.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+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
154 118 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 30.92% 24.95% 29.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 58 19
Average daily rate £350 £345 £130
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +165.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 15
Average hourly rate £13.00 £24.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.93% +28.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £12.08 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £145.75 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £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 1 September 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
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 1 September 2015.

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 1 September 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 -3 21 £240 -16.52% 8
Cheltenham 0 19 £428 +55.45% 4
Tewkesbury - 4 £375 -
Mitcheldean - 2 - -
Windows
South West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 62 (39.49%) Windows 7
2 55 (35.03%) Security Cleared
3 42 (26.75%) Active Directory
4 37 (23.57%) SC Cleared
5 36 (22.93%) Microsoft
6 35 (22.29%) DNS
6 35 (22.29%) MS Excel
6 35 (22.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 33 (21.02%) Windows Server 2008
8 30 (19.11%) Windows XP
9 29 (18.47%) SQL Server
9 29 (18.47%) Migration
9 29 (18.47%) VMware
10 28 (17.83%) Windows Server 2012
11 26 (16.56%) TCP/IP
12 22 (14.01%) C#
13 21 (13.38%) Linux
14 20 (12.74%) SQL
15 19 (12.10%) Programme Management
15 19 (12.10%) Asset Management
15 19 (12.10%) VMware Infrastructure
15 19 (12.10%) Windows 8
15 19 (12.10%) IT Asset Management
16 18 (11.46%) Hyper-V
17 16 (10.19%) DV Cleared
17 16 (10.19%) Software Engineering
17 16 (10.19%) Lync
18 15 (9.55%) C++
18 15 (9.55%) DHCP
18 15 (9.55%) WPF

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 16 (10.19%) Lync
2 12 (7.64%) MS Exchange
3 8 (5.10%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (3.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.55%) IIS
5 4 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.91%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.64%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.64%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.64%) Eucalyptus
Applications
1 35 (22.29%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.18%) MS Office
3 2 (1.27%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.91%) Office 365
3 2 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 35 (22.29%) DNS
2 26 (16.56%) TCP/IP
3 15 (9.55%) DHCP
4 12 (7.64%) Firewall
5 9 (5.73%) IPsec
6 8 (5.10%) VLAN
6 8 (5.10%) Wireshark
6 8 (5.10%) SSL
6 8 (5.10%) VPN
6 8 (5.10%) Network Security
7 7 (4.46%) WAN
7 7 (4.46%) LAN
7 7 (4.46%) Intrusion Detection
8 6 (3.82%) SAN
9 5 (3.18%) VoIP
10 4 (2.55%) HTTP
11 3 (1.91%) NAS
12 2 (1.27%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (1.27%) X.509
12 2 (1.27%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (18.47%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.82%) MySQL
3 5 (3.18%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.91%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.91%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.64%) SQLite
6 1 (0.64%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.64%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 14 (8.92%) Visual Studio
2 11 (7.01%) Git (software)
3 10 (6.37%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (5.10%) Metasploit
5 2 (1.27%) Ant
5 2 (1.27%) Firebug
5 2 (1.27%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.64%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.64%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.64%) Maven
6 1 (0.64%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.64%) Mercurial
General
1 4 (2.55%) Finance
2 3 (1.91%) Manufacturing
2 3 (1.91%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.27%) Retail
3 2 (1.27%) Local Government
4 1 (0.64%) Games
4 1 (0.64%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 23 (14.65%) Developer
2 20 (12.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 16 (10.19%) Desktop Support
4 15 (9.55%) Consultant
5 14 (8.92%) Desktop Engineer
6 13 (8.28%) 2nd Line Support
6 13 (8.28%) Support Engineer
7 12 (7.64%) Software Engineer
8 10 (6.37%) C# Developer
9 8 (5.10%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 8 (5.10%) Administrator
10 6 (3.82%) .NET Developer
10 6 (3.82%) Analyst
10 6 (3.82%) Architect
10 6 (3.82%) Technical Consultant
11 5 (3.18%) Infrastructure Consultant
11 5 (3.18%) Windows Engineer
11 5 (3.18%) WPF Developer
12 4 (2.55%) Wintel Engineer
12 4 (2.55%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.55%) WPF
2 11 (7.01%) WCF
3 8 (5.10%) LAMP
4 7 (4.46%) WinForms
5 6 (3.82%) HTML
5 6 (3.82%) .NET
5 6 (3.82%) CSS
6 5 (3.18%) XML
6 5 (3.18%) ASP.NET
7 4 (2.55%) AngularJS
7 4 (2.55%) jQuery
7 4 (2.55%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (1.91%) SignalR
8 3 (1.91%) Ajax
9 2 (1.27%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.27%) SOAP
9 2 (1.27%) Django
9 2 (1.27%) 802.1X
10 1 (0.64%) HTML5 Canvas
10 1 (0.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.37%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 7 (4.46%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.82%) Clustering
5 4 (2.55%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.91%) FMCG
7 2 (1.27%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.27%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.64%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.64%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.64%) PKI
8 1 (0.64%) NHS
8 1 (0.64%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.64%) Replication
8 1 (0.64%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.64%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 62 (39.49%) Windows 7
2 35 (22.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 33 (21.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (19.11%) Windows XP
5 28 (17.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (13.38%) Linux
7 19 (12.10%) Windows 8
8 8 (5.10%) UNIX
9 2 (1.27%) Windows 2000
9 2 (1.27%) Android
9 2 (1.27%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.64%) webOS
10 1 (0.64%) Windows Phone 7
10 1 (0.64%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.64%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.64%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (18.47%) Migration
2 19 (12.10%) Asset Management
2 19 (12.10%) Programme Management
2 19 (12.10%) IT Asset Management
3 16 (10.19%) Software Engineering
4 11 (7.01%) MVVM
5 10 (6.37%) ITIL
6 8 (5.10%) DDoS Mitigation
6 8 (5.10%) Cyber Security
7 7 (4.46%) Data Protection
8 5 (3.18%) Application Discovery
9 4 (2.55%) Mentoring
9 4 (2.55%) Security Architecture
9 4 (2.55%) SIEM
9 4 (2.55%) SOA
9 4 (2.55%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (1.91%) Load Balancing
10 3 (1.91%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (1.91%) Patch Management
11 2 (1.27%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 22 (14.01%) C#
2 20 (12.74%) SQL
3 15 (9.55%) C++
4 8 (5.10%) PowerShell
5 7 (4.46%) C
6 5 (3.18%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.91%) Java
7 3 (1.91%) Python
7 3 (1.91%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.27%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.27%) Tcl
8 2 (1.27%) Perl
8 2 (1.27%) PHP
9 1 (0.64%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.64%) Ruby
9 1 (0.64%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.64%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 55 (35.03%) Security Cleared
2 37 (23.57%) SC Cleared
3 16 (10.19%) DV Cleared
4 14 (8.92%) Degree
5 10 (6.37%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (5.73%) CCNA
7 3 (1.91%) CISSP
7 3 (1.91%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.91%) MCTS
7 3 (1.91%) MCITP
8 1 (0.64%) CCENT
8 1 (0.64%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.46%) QA
2 3 (1.91%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (26.75%) Active Directory
2 19 (12.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (11.46%) Hyper-V
4 11 (7.01%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (5.10%) VirtualBox
5 8 (5.10%) vSphere
6 3 (1.91%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (1.91%) Firmware
7 2 (1.27%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.64%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.64%) XenServer
8 1 (0.64%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 10 (6.37%) SCCM
2 8 (5.10%) Nmap
3 4 (2.55%) CA Single Sign-On
4 2 (1.27%) SCOM
5 1 (0.64%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.64%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.64%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.64%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.64%) WSUS
Vendors
1 36 (22.93%) Microsoft
2 29 (18.47%) VMware
3 11 (7.01%) HP
3 11 (7.01%) Citrix
4 10 (6.37%) Cisco
5 7 (4.46%) McAfee
6 5 (3.18%) Oracle
7 4 (2.55%) Juniper
7 4 (2.55%) CA
7 4 (2.55%) ESRI
8 3 (1.91%) Symantec
9 2 (1.27%) Websense
9 2 (1.27%) TOWER Software
9 2 (1.27%) ArcSight
9 2 (1.27%) Hitachi
9 2 (1.27%) NetApp
9 2 (1.27%) Dell
9 2 (1.27%) EMC
10 1 (0.64%) Sophos
10 1 (0.64%) Veritas
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