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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 11 20 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in High Wycombe 18.64% 21.98% 26.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 84.62% 100.00% 73.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 4
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£450 £263 £159
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% +65.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 3
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £12.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +35.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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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
13 20 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in High Wycombe 22.03% 21.98% 35.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 9
Average daily rate £450 £275 £296
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.63% -7.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 4
Average hourly rate £45.00 £17.50 £14.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+157.14% +20.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 29 July 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 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
1 11 (78.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 9 (64.29%) MS Exchange
3 9 (64.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 7 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (50.00%) Lync
4 7 (50.00%) Office 365
4 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (42.86%) MCSE
5 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (35.71%) Forefront TMG
7 4 (28.57%) MCTS
7 4 (28.57%) MCITP
7 4 (28.57%) Migration
7 4 (28.57%) VMware
7 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (21.43%) ISA Server
9 2 (14.29%) Citrix
9 2 (14.29%) CCA
9 2 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (14.29%) Linux
9 2 (14.29%) MS Office
9 2 (14.29%) XenApp
9 2 (14.29%) XenDesktop
9 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
9 2 (14.29%) Finance
9 2 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in High Wycombe by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 9 (64.29%) MS Exchange
1 9 (64.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 7 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 7 (50.00%) Lync
3 1 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (7.14%) WebLogic
3 1 (7.14%) JBoss
3 1 (7.14%) Apache
3 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
1 1 (7.14%) NetScaler
1 1 (7.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (7.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Support Engineer
1 3 (21.43%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (14.29%) Citrix Support
3 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Team Leader
3 1 (7.14%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Middleware Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Wintel Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Office 365 Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (7.14%) Team Leader
3 1 (7.14%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) J2EE
1 1 (7.14%) Middleware
1 1 (7.14%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.14%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 11 (78.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 2 (14.29%) Linux
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (7.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Migration
2 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
2 2 (14.29%) Coaching
3 1 (7.14%) Patch Management
3 1 (7.14%) Server Building
3 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
3 1 (7.14%) High Availability
3 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) Java
1 1 (7.14%) Perl
1 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) MCSE
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (28.57%) MCTS
2 4 (28.57%) MCITP
3 2 (14.29%) CCA
3 2 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (14.29%) VCP5
4 1 (7.14%) MCP
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (7.14%) MCSA
4 1 (7.14%) CCNA
4 1 (7.14%) VCAP
4 1 (7.14%) CCEE
4 1 (7.14%) CCAA
4 1 (7.14%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (35.71%) Forefront TMG
3 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (21.43%) ISA Server
5 2 (14.29%) XenApp
5 2 (14.29%) XenDesktop
5 2 (14.29%) vSphere
6 1 (7.14%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) VMware
3 2 (14.29%) Citrix
4 1 (7.14%) F5