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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 5 2
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 14 26 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 10.53% 18.84% 18.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 43.75% 66.67% 62.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 21 6
Average daily rate
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£150 £320 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-53.12% -24.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £240 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £400 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £318 £315
% change year-on-year
-5.25% +0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 8
Average hourly rate £17.00 £54.00 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.51% +98.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
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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
32 39 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 24.06% 28.26% 29.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 25 10
Average daily rate £150 £320 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-53.12% -7.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £240 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 12
Average hourly rate £17.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.66% +7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 21 (56.76%) Windows 7
2 16 (43.24%) Active Directory
3 13 (35.14%) Windows XP
4 12 (32.43%) Citrix
4 12 (32.43%) MS Office
5 9 (24.32%) Microsoft
5 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (24.32%) Law
6 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (18.92%) ITIL
8 6 (16.22%) WorkSite
9 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
9 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP
9 5 (13.51%) VPN
10 4 (10.81%) Visual Studio
10 4 (10.81%) C#
10 4 (10.81%) Workflow
10 4 (10.81%) Migration
10 4 (10.81%) Windows 8
11 3 (8.11%) Incident Management
11 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
11 3 (8.11%) Finance
11 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
11 3 (8.11%) VMware
11 3 (8.11%) Management Information System
11 3 (8.11%) SCCM
11 3 (8.11%) .NET
11 3 (8.11%) Web Services
11 3 (8.11%) LAN
11 3 (8.11%) FTP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (16.22%) WorkSite
2 2 (5.41%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.70%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (32.43%) MS Office
2 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP
1 5 (13.51%) VPN
2 3 (8.11%) LAN
2 3 (8.11%) FTP
2 3 (8.11%) Internet
2 3 (8.11%) SAN
3 2 (5.41%) HTTP
3 2 (5.41%) WAN
3 2 (5.41%) SMTP
3 2 (5.41%) SSH
4 1 (2.70%) DHCP
4 1 (2.70%) DNS
4 1 (2.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.70%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.70%) DB2
2 1 (2.70%) MySQL
2 1 (2.70%) DTS
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Visual Studio
2 2 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (24.32%) Law
2 3 (8.11%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.41%) Legal
4 1 (2.70%) Games
4 1 (2.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (35.14%) Analyst
2 9 (24.32%) Support Analyst
3 8 (21.62%) Help Desk Analyst
4 6 (16.22%) Help Desk Support
4 6 (16.22%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 6 (16.22%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (13.51%) Desktop Support
5 5 (13.51%) Support Engineer
6 4 (10.81%) Service Analyst
6 4 (10.81%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (8.11%) Developer
7 3 (8.11%) Deployment Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Project Manager
8 2 (5.41%) IT Project Manager
8 2 (5.41%) Rollout Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Desktop Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
8 2 (5.41%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) .NET
1 3 (8.11%) Web Services
2 2 (5.41%) ADO.NET
2 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET
2 2 (5.41%) Ajax
2 2 (5.41%) .NET Framework
2 2 (5.41%) WCF
2 2 (5.41%) WPF
2 2 (5.41%) WinForms
3 1 (2.70%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (2.70%) Razor View Engine
3 1 (2.70%) Direct3D
3 1 (2.70%) OpenCL
3 1 (2.70%) NHibernate
3 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC 2
3 1 (2.70%) LAMP
3 1 (2.70%) WF
3 1 (2.70%) LINQ
3 1 (2.70%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.41%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.70%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 21 (56.76%) Windows 7
2 13 (35.14%) Windows XP
3 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (10.81%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.70%) UNIX
6 1 (2.70%) Linux
6 1 (2.70%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.92%) ITIL
2 4 (10.81%) Workflow
2 4 (10.81%) Migration
3 3 (8.11%) Incident Management
3 3 (8.11%) Project Management
4 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2
4 2 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (5.41%) Software Engineering
4 2 (5.41%) MVC
4 2 (5.41%) Service Delivery
4 2 (5.41%) Budget Control
5 1 (2.70%) High Availability
5 1 (2.70%) Software Deployment
5 1 (2.70%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.70%) Database Tuning
5 1 (2.70%) Scrum
5 1 (2.70%) Change Management
5 1 (2.70%) ITSM
5 1 (2.70%) Service Management
5 1 (2.70%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) C#
2 2 (5.41%) C
2 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
2 2 (5.41%) SQL
2 2 (5.41%) VBScript
3 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.70%) VB.NET
3 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.70%) C++
3 1 (2.70%) Python
3 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.70%) Degree
3 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 16 (43.24%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.41%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.70%) XenApp
3 1 (2.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) SCCM
2 2 (5.41%) SCOM
3 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.70%) WSUS
3 1 (2.70%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 12 (32.43%) Citrix
2 9 (24.32%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.11%) VMware
4 2 (5.41%) Lotus
4 2 (5.41%) HP
5 1 (2.70%) Toshiba
5 1 (2.70%) Sybase
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle
5 1 (2.70%) Dell
5 1 (2.70%) EMC
5 1 (2.70%) Ericsson
5 1 (2.70%) Symantec