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 5 May 2015 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 14 1 6
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 2 19 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in High Wycombe 3.45% 37.25% 22.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 100.00% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 2
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£400 £238 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.42% +18.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 6
Average hourly rate - £11.50 £12.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.19%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
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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 High Wycombe region.

Operating Systems Category
High Wycombe
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
2 19 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in High Wycombe 3.45% 37.25% 27.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 4
Average daily rate £400 £219 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+82.85% +9.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.79% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 6
Average hourly rate - £12.00 £12.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.78% -0.78%

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
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 5 May 2015, 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 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (55.56%) Windows 7
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) DNS
4 3 (33.33%) LAN
4 3 (33.33%) WAN
4 3 (33.33%) DHCP
4 3 (33.33%) ITIL
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (22.22%) SCCM
5 2 (22.22%) MS Office
5 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
5 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
5 2 (22.22%) VPN
6 1 (11.11%) Finance
6 1 (11.11%) VMware
6 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (11.11%) Application Packaging
6 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
6 1 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (11.11%) SLA
6 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
6 1 (11.11%) MCP
6 1 (11.11%) Linux
6 1 (11.11%) MCSE

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in High Wycombe by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) DNS
1 3 (33.33%) LAN
1 3 (33.33%) WAN
1 3 (33.33%) DHCP
2 2 (22.22%) VPN
3 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Team Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Team Leader
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) IT Manager
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows 7
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (11.11%) MCP
1 1 (11.11%) MCSE
1 1 (11.11%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) VMware