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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 1 7
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows 91 83 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 20.73% 30.97% 15.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.42% 83.00% 57.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 28 17
Average daily rate
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£330 £315 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £303 £310
% change year-on-year
+2.31% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 30 9
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +70.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £11.90 £7.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £30.95 £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.93%
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
133 100 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 30.30% 37.31% 26.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 34 34
Average daily rate £350 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 31 10
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +40.74%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 31 October 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 31 October 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 31 October 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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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 0 32 £325 -1.51% 13
Cheltenham -6 20 £375 -3.84% 26
Tewkesbury - 2 - -
Cirencester -3 1 - -
Stroud - - - - 4
Windows
South West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 63 (35.59%) Windows Server 2008
2 61 (34.46%) Security Cleared
3 60 (33.90%) VMware
4 50 (28.25%) Microsoft
5 46 (25.99%) Active Directory
6 39 (22.03%) Windows 7
7 37 (20.90%) Linux
8 33 (18.64%) Citrix
9 32 (18.08%) Windows Server 2012
10 31 (17.51%) DV Cleared
10 31 (17.51%) Windows Server 2003
11 28 (15.82%) Windows XP
12 27 (15.25%) SC Cleared
13 26 (14.69%) MS Excel
14 24 (13.56%) MS Office
14 24 (13.56%) VMware Infrastructure
15 23 (12.99%) MS Exchange
16 22 (12.43%) LAN
16 22 (12.43%) WAN
16 22 (12.43%) UNIX
16 22 (12.43%) Microsoft Certification
17 21 (11.86%) SCCM
18 20 (11.30%) HP
18 20 (11.30%) TCP/IP
18 20 (11.30%) Firewall
19 19 (10.73%) DNS
19 19 (10.73%) ITIL
20 17 (9.60%) Cisco
21 16 (9.04%) SharePoint
21 16 (9.04%) Finance

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 23 (12.99%) MS Exchange
2 16 (9.04%) SharePoint
3 14 (7.91%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (7.34%) SharePoint 2010
5 12 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (4.52%) SAS
6 8 (4.52%) Apache
7 6 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (2.82%) IIS
8 5 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (2.26%) Lync
10 3 (1.69%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (1.69%) MS Project Server
10 3 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (1.13%) OpenStack
11 2 (1.13%) Eucalyptus
12 1 (0.56%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.56%) Oracle Application Server
12 1 (0.56%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 26 (14.69%) MS Excel
2 24 (13.56%) MS Office
3 3 (1.69%) MS Project
4 2 (1.13%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.08%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (12.43%) LAN
1 22 (12.43%) WAN
2 20 (11.30%) TCP/IP
2 20 (11.30%) Firewall
3 19 (10.73%) DNS
4 12 (6.78%) DHCP
5 10 (5.65%) Internet
6 9 (5.08%) SNMP
7 8 (4.52%) VPN
8 7 (3.95%) SAN
9 5 (2.82%) SMS
10 4 (2.26%) MPLS
10 4 (2.26%) IPv4
10 4 (2.26%) IPv6
10 4 (2.26%) SSH
11 3 (1.69%) VLAN
11 3 (1.69%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (1.69%) VoIP
11 3 (1.69%) LDAP
12 2 (1.13%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.34%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.08%) DB2
3 8 (4.52%) MySQL
4 5 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.13%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle8/8i Database
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (0.56%) MS Access
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.56%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (2.82%) MSI
2 4 (2.26%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.56%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.56%) Subversion
3 1 (0.56%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle Forms
General
1 16 (9.04%) Finance
2 14 (7.91%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.08%) Military
4 8 (4.52%) Retail
5 7 (3.95%) Legal
6 4 (2.26%) Publishing
7 3 (1.69%) Law
8 2 (1.13%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.56%) Marketing
9 1 (0.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 27 (15.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (8.47%) Architect
2 15 (8.47%) Deployment Engineer
3 14 (7.91%) Analyst
3 14 (7.91%) Server Engineer
4 13 (7.34%) Consultant
4 13 (7.34%) Developer
5 12 (6.78%) Support Engineer
5 12 (6.78%) Administrator
6 11 (6.21%) Desktop Support
7 10 (5.65%) Technical Architect
8 9 (5.08%) 2nd Line Support
9 7 (3.95%) Support Analyst
10 6 (3.39%) Software Engineer
10 6 (3.39%) Project Manager
10 6 (3.39%) Systems Administrator
10 6 (3.39%) Network Engineer
11 5 (2.82%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 5 (2.82%) Desktop Analyst
11 5 (2.82%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.08%) .NET
2 7 (3.95%) Web Services
3 5 (2.82%) FFmpeg
4 4 (2.26%) Application Packaging
5 3 (1.69%) Windows SharePoint Services
5 3 (1.69%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.13%) Java EE
6 2 (1.13%) MFC
6 2 (1.13%) HTML
7 1 (0.56%) jQuery
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.56%) CSS
7 1 (0.56%) ODBC
7 1 (0.56%) Middleware
7 1 (0.56%) WinForms
7 1 (0.56%) Ajax
7 1 (0.56%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.82%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (2.82%) Thin Client
2 5 (2.82%) Fat Client
3 4 (2.26%) Client/Server
3 4 (2.26%) Open Source
3 4 (2.26%) iPad
4 3 (1.69%) NHS
4 3 (1.69%) Replication
4 3 (1.69%) Clustering
4 3 (1.69%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.13%) Streaming Video
5 2 (1.13%) PKI
5 2 (1.13%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.13%) SCADA
5 2 (1.13%) Wiki
5 2 (1.13%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.56%) iSeries
6 1 (0.56%) CCTV
6 1 (0.56%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 63 (35.59%) Windows Server 2008
2 39 (22.03%) Windows 7
3 37 (20.90%) Linux
4 32 (18.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 31 (17.51%) Windows Server 2003
6 28 (15.82%) Windows XP
7 22 (12.43%) UNIX
8 4 (2.26%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (1.69%) CentOS
9 3 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.69%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.13%) AIX
10 2 (1.13%) Solaris
11 1 (0.56%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.56%) VMS
11 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.56%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (10.73%) ITIL
2 15 (8.47%) Service Delivery
3 10 (5.65%) Service Management
4 9 (5.08%) Project Management
4 9 (5.08%) Software Engineering
5 8 (4.52%) IT Governance
6 7 (3.95%) Problem Management
6 7 (3.95%) Migration
6 7 (3.95%) Mentoring
7 6 (3.39%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (3.39%) Performance Monitoring
7 6 (3.39%) Software Deployment
7 6 (3.39%) OO
8 5 (2.82%) Configuration Management
8 5 (2.82%) Scrum
8 5 (2.82%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (2.82%) Data Protection
9 4 (2.26%) Reverse Engineering
9 4 (2.26%) Change Control
9 4 (2.26%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 15 (8.47%) C++
2 10 (5.65%) PowerShell
3 9 (5.08%) Python
3 9 (5.08%) Perl
4 8 (4.52%) SQL
4 8 (4.52%) C
4 8 (4.52%) VBScript
5 6 (3.39%) Bash Shell
5 6 (3.39%) C#
5 6 (3.39%) Java
6 5 (2.82%) Ruby
7 4 (2.26%) VB
8 3 (1.69%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.56%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.56%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 61 (34.46%) Security Cleared
2 31 (17.51%) DV Cleared
3 27 (15.25%) SC Cleared
4 22 (12.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (5.65%) MCSE
6 7 (3.95%) MCTS
7 5 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (2.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (2.82%) CCNP
8 4 (2.26%) MCP
8 4 (2.26%) Degree
9 2 (1.13%) CCSP
9 2 (1.13%) CCNA
10 1 (0.56%) CCA
10 1 (0.56%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.56%) CCEA
10 1 (0.56%) MCSD
10 1 (0.56%) MCITP
10 1 (0.56%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.95%) QA
2 4 (2.26%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (25.99%) Active Directory
2 24 (13.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (9.04%) XenApp
4 14 (7.91%) vSphere
5 12 (6.78%) Hyper-V
5 12 (6.78%) VMware ESX
6 8 (4.52%) XenDesktop
7 6 (3.39%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (2.26%) ISA Server
9 2 (1.13%) Squid
9 2 (1.13%) qmail
9 2 (1.13%) NFS
10 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.56%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.56%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.56%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 21 (11.86%) SCCM
2 8 (4.52%) Backup Exec
3 7 (3.95%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (3.39%) WSUS
5 3 (1.69%) HP SIM
5 3 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (1.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (1.13%) SCOM
7 1 (0.56%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.56%) MOM
7 1 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.56%) Nagios
7 1 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.56%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 60 (33.90%) VMware
2 50 (28.25%) Microsoft
3 33 (18.64%) Citrix
4 20 (11.30%) HP
5 17 (9.60%) Cisco
6 15 (8.47%) Remedy
7 13 (7.34%) Oracle
8 12 (6.78%) McAfee
9 11 (6.21%) NetApp
10 5 (2.82%) Red Hat
10 5 (2.82%) Sophos
11 4 (2.26%) Apple
11 4 (2.26%) Altiris
12 3 (1.69%) CheckPoint
12 3 (1.69%) Symantec
12 3 (1.69%) Primavera
13 2 (1.13%) Juniper
13 2 (1.13%) IBM
13 2 (1.13%) AppSense
13 2 (1.13%) Lumension
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