The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Guildford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 3 6
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 16 32 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 11.43% 24.81% 11.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.02% 76.19% 45.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 25 2
Average daily rate
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£388 £320 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.09% -3.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £225 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £375 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £310 £311
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 5
Average hourly rate £17.00 £13.90 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.34% -20.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Windows
Surrey

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Guildford region.

Operating Systems Category
Guildford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
41 42 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 29.29% 32.56% 24.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 31 8
Average daily rate £368 £320 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.84% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 7
Average hourly rate £17.00 £13.90 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.34% -28.74%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Guildford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Guildford region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Guildford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Guildford region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Guildford

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Guildford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Guildford region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Guildford

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Guildford 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 18 (51.43%) Windows 7
2 15 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 12 (34.29%) Windows XP
4 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
4 11 (31.43%) MS Office
4 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (25.71%) Citrix
6 9 (25.71%) Law
7 6 (17.14%) WorkSite
7 6 (17.14%) MS Excel
7 6 (17.14%) ITIL
8 5 (14.29%) C#
8 5 (14.29%) JavaScript
8 5 (14.29%) SQL
8 5 (14.29%) Ajax
9 4 (11.43%) HTML
9 4 (11.43%) .NET
9 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
9 4 (11.43%) Visual Studio
9 4 (11.43%) TCP/IP
10 3 (8.57%) VPN
10 3 (8.57%) LAN
10 3 (8.57%) SAN
10 3 (8.57%) Internet
10 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET
10 3 (8.57%) T-SQL
10 3 (8.57%) MVC
10 3 (8.57%) Finance
10 3 (8.57%) Migration

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Guildford 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 6 (17.14%) WorkSite
2 2 (5.71%) IIS
3 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.86%) Lync
3 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 11 (31.43%) MS Office
2 6 (17.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Office 365
1 1 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) TCP/IP
2 3 (8.57%) VPN
2 3 (8.57%) LAN
2 3 (8.57%) SAN
2 3 (8.57%) Internet
3 2 (5.71%) WAN
3 2 (5.71%) FTP
4 1 (2.86%) HTTP
4 1 (2.86%) SMTP
4 1 (2.86%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.86%) DTS
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (2.86%) DB2
3 1 (2.86%) MySQL
3 1 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.86%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Visual Studio
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.71%) Subversion
3 1 (2.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (2.86%) JUnit
3 1 (2.86%) Maven
General
1 9 (25.71%) Law
2 3 (8.57%) Finance
3 2 (5.71%) Legal
3 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.86%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (37.14%) Analyst
2 9 (25.71%) Support Analyst
3 8 (22.86%) Help Desk Analyst
4 6 (17.14%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 6 (17.14%) Help Desk Support
5 5 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (14.29%) Service Analyst
6 4 (11.43%) Developer
6 4 (11.43%) Support Engineer
6 4 (11.43%) Desktop Support
7 3 (8.57%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (8.57%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (8.57%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) C# Developer
7 3 (8.57%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (5.71%) .NET Developer
8 2 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) Rollout Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) Desktop Analyst
8 2 (5.71%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) Ajax
2 4 (11.43%) HTML
2 4 (11.43%) .NET
3 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET
3 3 (8.57%) .NET Framework
3 3 (8.57%) jQuery
4 2 (5.71%) WPF
4 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (5.71%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 2 (5.71%) WinForms
4 2 (5.71%) CSS
4 2 (5.71%) Web Services
5 1 (2.86%) XML
5 1 (2.86%) JSP
5 1 (2.86%) JMS
5 1 (2.86%) OpenGL
5 1 (2.86%) EJB
5 1 (2.86%) ADO.NET
5 1 (2.86%) Flash
5 1 (2.86%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
1 2 (5.71%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.86%) Mathematics
2 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 18 (51.43%) Windows 7
2 12 (34.29%) Windows XP
3 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.71%) Windows 8
5 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.86%) UNIX
6 1 (2.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.14%) ITIL
2 3 (8.57%) MVC
2 3 (8.57%) Migration
2 3 (8.57%) Incident Management
3 2 (5.71%) Software Engineering
3 2 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (5.71%) Workflow
3 2 (5.71%) Service Management
3 2 (5.71%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.86%) Project Management
4 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2
4 1 (2.86%) ITSM
4 1 (2.86%) Scrum
4 1 (2.86%) Workflow Management
4 1 (2.86%) Content Management
4 1 (2.86%) Unit Testing
4 1 (2.86%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (2.86%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (2.86%) High Availability
4 1 (2.86%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.29%) C#
1 5 (14.29%) JavaScript
1 5 (14.29%) SQL
2 3 (8.57%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.86%) C
3 1 (2.86%) Python
3 1 (2.86%) VBScript
3 1 (2.86%) VB.NET
3 1 (2.86%) Java
3 1 (2.86%) C++
3 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.86%) MCSE
1 1 (2.86%) MCTS
1 1 (2.86%) MCITP
1 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
1 1 (2.86%) Degree
System Software
1 15 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (2.86%) SCCM
1 1 (2.86%) SCOM
1 1 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
2 9 (25.71%) Citrix
3 3 (8.57%) VMware
4 1 (2.86%) HP
4 1 (2.86%) EMC
4 1 (2.86%) Symantec
4 1 (2.86%) JBoss
4 1 (2.86%) Sybase
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle
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