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 2 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 1 7
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows 20 39 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 12.90% 33.05% 11.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.82% 86.67% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 31 3
Average daily rate
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£388 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £215 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £375 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £305 £313
% change year-on-year
- -2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
Average hourly rate £16.00 £13.90 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.14% -14.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 £11.38 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £16.41 £18.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -9.37%
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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
49 45 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 31.61% 38.14% 22.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 35 8
Average daily rate £368 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.50% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £220 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 5
Average hourly rate £17.00 £10.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.13% -38.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.76%

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 2 October 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 2 October 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 (48.65%) Windows 7
2 17 (45.95%) Active Directory
3 15 (40.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
4 12 (32.43%) Windows XP
5 11 (29.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (27.03%) MS Office
6 10 (27.03%) Law
7 9 (24.32%) Citrix
8 8 (21.62%) SQL
9 7 (18.92%) Ajax
9 7 (18.92%) C#
9 7 (18.92%) JavaScript
10 6 (16.22%) HTML
10 6 (16.22%) .NET
10 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
10 6 (16.22%) WorkSite
10 6 (16.22%) Finance
11 5 (13.51%) MVC
11 5 (13.51%) .NET Framework
11 5 (13.51%) T-SQL
11 5 (13.51%) ASP.NET
11 5 (13.51%) Visual Studio
11 5 (13.51%) ITIL
11 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
11 5 (13.51%) jQuery
12 4 (10.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (10.81%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 4 (10.81%) IIS
3 2 (5.41%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.70%) Lync
4 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (27.03%) MS Office
2 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.81%) TCP/IP
1 4 (10.81%) SAN
2 3 (8.11%) LAN
3 2 (5.41%) WAN
3 2 (5.41%) VPN
3 2 (5.41%) Internet
4 1 (2.70%) Firewall
4 1 (2.70%) Wireshark
4 1 (2.70%) DHCP
4 1 (2.70%) FTP
4 1 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (10.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.70%) DB2
4 1 (2.70%) MySQL
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.70%) DTS
4 1 (2.70%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Visual Studio
2 4 (10.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (10.81%) Subversion
3 2 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.70%) Maven
4 1 (2.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (2.70%) JUnit
General
1 10 (27.03%) Law
2 6 (16.22%) Finance
3 2 (5.41%) Legal
4 1 (2.70%) Games
4 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (32.43%) Analyst
2 10 (27.03%) Support Analyst
3 8 (21.62%) Help Desk Analyst
4 7 (18.92%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 7 (18.92%) Help Desk Support
5 6 (16.22%) Developer
6 5 (13.51%) C# Developer
6 5 (13.51%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (10.81%) Desktop Support
7 4 (10.81%) .NET Developer
7 4 (10.81%) Support Engineer
8 3 (8.11%) Service Analyst
8 3 (8.11%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (8.11%) 1st Line Support
8 3 (8.11%) Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (8.11%) Desktop Engineer
9 2 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 2 (5.41%) Software Engineer
9 2 (5.41%) Rollout Engineer
9 2 (5.41%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.92%) Ajax
2 6 (16.22%) HTML
2 6 (16.22%) .NET
3 5 (13.51%) .NET Framework
3 5 (13.51%) ASP.NET
3 5 (13.51%) jQuery
4 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (10.81%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 4 (10.81%) CSS
5 2 (5.41%) Web Services
5 2 (5.41%) WPF
5 2 (5.41%) WinForms
6 1 (2.70%) LAMP
6 1 (2.70%) Hibernate
6 1 (2.70%) Spring
6 1 (2.70%) LINQ
6 1 (2.70%) WCF
6 1 (2.70%) Java EE
6 1 (2.70%) JSON
6 1 (2.70%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.70%) Mathematics
2 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.70%) PKI
2 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 18 (48.65%) Windows 7
2 15 (40.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (32.43%) Windows XP
4 11 (29.73%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.41%) Windows 8
5 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.41%) Linux
6 1 (2.70%) UNIX
6 1 (2.70%) CentOS
6 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.51%) MVC
1 5 (13.51%) ITIL
2 3 (8.11%) Migration
2 3 (8.11%) Incident Management
3 2 (5.41%) Software Engineering
3 2 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (5.41%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.70%) ITSM
4 1 (2.70%) Service Management
4 1 (2.70%) Scrum
4 1 (2.70%) Workflow
4 1 (2.70%) Content Management
4 1 (2.70%) Workflow Management
4 1 (2.70%) Project Management
4 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2
4 1 (2.70%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (2.70%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (2.70%) Network Architecture
4 1 (2.70%) Database Tuning
4 1 (2.70%) Budget Control
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.62%) SQL
2 7 (18.92%) C#
2 7 (18.92%) JavaScript
3 5 (13.51%) T-SQL
4 2 (5.41%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.70%) Python
5 1 (2.70%) VBScript
5 1 (2.70%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.70%) Java
5 1 (2.70%) C++
5 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.70%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) MCTS
2 1 (2.70%) MCITP
2 1 (2.70%) MCSE
2 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.70%) CCNA
2 1 (2.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (2.70%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 17 (45.95%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (2.70%) FortiGate
1 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (2.70%) SCCM
1 1 (2.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
2 9 (24.32%) Citrix
3 4 (10.81%) VMware
4 1 (2.70%) JBoss
4 1 (2.70%) Sybase
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle
4 1 (2.70%) Symantec
4 1 (2.70%) Juniper
4 1 (2.70%) Cisco
4 1 (2.70%) HP
4 1 (2.70%) EMC
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