The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the High Wycombe 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 2 6 2
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 16 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in High Wycombe 20.51% 13.46% 21.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 84.21% 63.64% 57.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 1
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£250 £154 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.60% -51.95%
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £310 £311
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +70.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
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Buckinghamshire

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

Operating Systems Category
High Wycombe
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
19 11 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in High Wycombe 24.36% 21.15% 37.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 5
Average daily rate £350 £240 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -51.42%
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 High Wycombe

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in High Wycombe

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in High Wycombe

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

Windows Daily Rate Trend in High Wycombe

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in High Wycombe

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

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in High Wycombe

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in High Wycombe

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in High Wycombe

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in High Wycombe

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the High Wycombe 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 25 (65.79%) Active Directory
2 22 (57.89%) Windows XP
3 21 (55.26%) Windows 7
4 17 (44.74%) MS Office
5 16 (42.11%) Microsoft
6 10 (26.32%) Cisco
7 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (23.68%) ITIL
7 9 (23.68%) VMware
8 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (18.42%) MS Excel
9 7 (18.42%) MS Exchange
9 7 (18.42%) LAN
9 7 (18.42%) Firewall
10 6 (15.79%) WAN
10 6 (15.79%) SAN
10 6 (15.79%) SCCM
10 6 (15.79%) MS PowerPoint
10 6 (15.79%) Problem Management
11 5 (13.16%) Incident Management
11 5 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (13.16%) Citrix
11 5 (13.16%) CheckPoint
11 5 (13.16%) Blackberry
11 5 (13.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (10.53%) MPLS
12 4 (10.53%) Thin Client
12 4 (10.53%) DSL
12 4 (10.53%) NetApp
12 4 (10.53%) Hyper-V

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in High Wycombe by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the High Wycombe 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 7 (18.42%) MS Exchange
2 5 (13.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2000
4 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 17 (44.74%) MS Office
2 7 (18.42%) MS Excel
3 6 (15.79%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.42%) LAN
1 7 (18.42%) Firewall
2 6 (15.79%) WAN
2 6 (15.79%) SAN
3 4 (10.53%) MPLS
3 4 (10.53%) DSL
3 4 (10.53%) BIG-IP
4 3 (7.89%) NAS
4 3 (7.89%) VPN
5 2 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (5.26%) DHCP
5 2 (5.26%) TCP/IP
5 2 (5.26%) PSTN
5 2 (5.26%) ISDN
5 2 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.63%) VLAN
6 1 (2.63%) Unified Communications
6 1 (2.63%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.63%) DNS
6 1 (2.63%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.63%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Eclipse RCP
1 1 (2.63%) Eclipse
General
1 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.63%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 15 (39.47%) Analyst
2 6 (15.79%) Service Analyst
2 6 (15.79%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (13.16%) Team Leader
3 5 (13.16%) Support Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Desktop Team Leader
5 3 (7.89%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Help Desk Support
5 3 (7.89%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (5.26%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Service Desk Team Leader
7 1 (2.63%) Linux Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Firewall Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) IT Support Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Desktop Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Blackberry
2 4 (10.53%) Thin Client
2 4 (10.53%) Fat Client
2 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.89%) EqualLogic
4 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.63%) Clustering
5 1 (2.63%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 22 (57.89%) Windows XP
2 21 (55.26%) Windows 7
3 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (7.89%) Windows 8
6 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.68%) ITIL
2 6 (15.79%) Problem Management
3 5 (13.16%) Incident Management
4 2 (5.26%) Service Management
4 2 (5.26%) Migration
5 1 (2.63%) Software Engineering
5 1 (2.63%) Business Continuity
5 1 (2.63%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (2.63%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (2.63%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.63%) Multithreading
5 1 (2.63%) Performance Management
5 1 (2.63%) OOD
5 1 (2.63%) OO
5 1 (2.63%) ITSM
5 1 (2.63%) Password Management
5 1 (2.63%) DRM
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.89%) SQL
2 1 (2.63%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (5.26%) DV Cleared
1 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
1 2 (5.26%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) MCITP
2 1 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.63%) CCNA
2 1 (2.63%) MCP
2 1 (2.63%) MCSE
2 1 (2.63%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (65.79%) Active Directory
2 5 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (10.53%) Hyper-V
3 4 (10.53%) Xen
3 4 (10.53%) NLBS
4 2 (5.26%) XenApp
5 1 (2.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (2.63%) DFS Replication
5 1 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (15.79%) SCCM
2 4 (10.53%) WSUS
3 3 (7.89%) Backup Exec
3 3 (7.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (7.89%) WhatsUp Gold
4 2 (5.26%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 16 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 10 (26.32%) Cisco
3 9 (23.68%) VMware
4 5 (13.16%) Citrix
4 5 (13.16%) CheckPoint
5 4 (10.53%) NetApp
5 4 (10.53%) ServiceNow
6 3 (7.89%) HP
6 3 (7.89%) Symantec
7 2 (5.26%) Oracle
7 2 (5.26%) Veritas
8 1 (2.63%) Veeam
8 1 (2.63%) Juniper
8 1 (2.63%) Apple
8 1 (2.63%) Epicor