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 28 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 1 6 4
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 21 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in High Wycombe 24.14% 17.74% 18.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 91.30% 61.11% 61.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 1
Average daily rate
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£250 £130 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+92.30% -59.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £315 £313
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +70.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.12 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.76% -5.53%
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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
23 18 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in High Wycombe 26.44% 29.03% 30.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 4
Average daily rate £325 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £110 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £428 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 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 £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 31 (67.39%) Active Directory
2 23 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 21 (45.65%) Windows 7
4 19 (41.30%) MS Office
5 16 (34.78%) Microsoft
5 16 (34.78%) VMware
6 13 (28.26%) ITIL
7 11 (23.91%) MS Exchange
7 11 (23.91%) SAN
7 11 (23.91%) Firewall
8 10 (21.74%) Cisco
8 10 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (19.57%) MS Excel
9 9 (19.57%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (17.39%) MPLS
11 7 (15.22%) LAN
11 7 (15.22%) SQL
11 7 (15.22%) SCCM
11 7 (15.22%) Migration
12 6 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6 (13.04%) MS PowerPoint
12 6 (13.04%) Problem Management
12 6 (13.04%) WAN
12 6 (13.04%) DHCP
12 6 (13.04%) TCP/IP
12 6 (13.04%) Citrix
12 6 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
13 5 (10.87%) Veeam
13 5 (10.87%) Blackberry
13 5 (10.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in High Wycombe by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 11 (23.91%) MS Exchange
2 6 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (10.87%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (10.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (10.87%) Exchange Server 2000
4 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 19 (41.30%) MS Office
2 9 (19.57%) MS Excel
3 6 (13.04%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 11 (23.91%) SAN
1 11 (23.91%) Firewall
2 8 (17.39%) MPLS
3 7 (15.22%) LAN
4 6 (13.04%) WAN
4 6 (13.04%) DHCP
4 6 (13.04%) TCP/IP
5 5 (10.87%) DNS
5 5 (10.87%) VLAN
6 4 (8.70%) iSCSI
6 4 (8.70%) DSL
6 4 (8.70%) BIG-IP
7 3 (6.52%) NAS
7 3 (6.52%) VPN
8 2 (4.35%) ISDN
8 2 (4.35%) PSTN
8 2 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (2.17%) Wireless
9 1 (2.17%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.17%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.17%) Eclipse
1 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.17%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
1 2 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Legal
2 1 (2.17%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 16 (34.78%) Analyst
2 7 (15.22%) Service Analyst
2 7 (15.22%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (10.87%) Team Leader
3 5 (10.87%) Support Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) Administrator
4 4 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (8.70%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Desktop Team Leader
5 3 (6.52%) Help Desk Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Developer
5 3 (6.52%) Help Desk Support
6 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (4.35%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (4.35%) Systems Support
7 1 (2.17%) Programmer
7 1 (2.17%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) HTML
1 1 (2.17%) .NET
1 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.17%) CSS
1 1 (2.17%) Web Services
1 1 (2.17%) XML
1 1 (2.17%) Ajax
1 1 (2.17%) .NET Framework
1 1 (2.17%) LINQ
1 1 (2.17%) jQuery
1 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (2.17%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 1 (2.17%) PhoneGap
1 1 (2.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Blackberry
2 4 (8.70%) Fat Client
2 4 (8.70%) Thin Client
3 3 (6.52%) EqualLogic
4 2 (4.35%) iPhone
4 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.17%) Clustering
5 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 23 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 21 (45.65%) Windows 7
3 10 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (19.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (6.52%) Windows 8
6 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.17%) Linux
7 1 (2.17%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.26%) ITIL
2 7 (15.22%) Migration
3 6 (13.04%) Problem Management
4 5 (10.87%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.35%) Service Management
6 1 (2.17%) ITSM
6 1 (2.17%) Password Management
6 1 (2.17%) MVC
6 1 (2.17%) OO
6 1 (2.17%) OOD
6 1 (2.17%) DRM
6 1 (2.17%) Multithreading
6 1 (2.17%) Performance Management
6 1 (2.17%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.17%) Business Continuity Planning
6 1 (2.17%) Android Development
6 1 (2.17%) iOS Development
6 1 (2.17%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (2.17%) Business Continuity
6 1 (2.17%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.22%) SQL
2 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
2 1 (2.17%) C#
2 1 (2.17%) Java
2 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (6.52%) MCSE
2 3 (6.52%) MCSA
2 3 (6.52%) CCNA
2 3 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.35%) Degree
3 2 (4.35%) DV Cleared
3 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.17%) MCITP
4 1 (2.17%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (67.39%) Active Directory
2 6 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.70%) Hyper-V
3 4 (8.70%) DFS Replication
3 4 (8.70%) Xen
3 4 (8.70%) NLBS
4 2 (4.35%) XenApp
5 1 (2.17%) vSphere
5 1 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 7 (15.22%) SCCM
2 4 (8.70%) WSUS
3 3 (6.52%) Backup Exec
3 3 (6.52%) WhatsUp Gold
3 3 (6.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (4.35%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 16 (34.78%) Microsoft
1 16 (34.78%) VMware
2 10 (21.74%) Cisco
3 6 (13.04%) Citrix
4 5 (10.87%) Veeam
4 5 (10.87%) CheckPoint
5 4 (8.70%) ServiceNow
5 4 (8.70%) NetApp
6 3 (6.52%) Oracle
6 3 (6.52%) HP
6 3 (6.52%) Symantec
7 2 (4.35%) Veritas
8 1 (2.17%) Apple
8 1 (2.17%) Juniper
8 1 (2.17%) Epicor
8 1 (2.17%) Xamarin
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