The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kingston Upon Thames region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 1 5
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 11 17 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kingston Upon Thames 15.28% 35.42% 9.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 84.62% 89.47% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 0
Average daily rate
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£176 £314 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.95% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.14% -28.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.80 £15.35 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.58% +2.33%
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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 Kingston Upon Thames region.

Operating Systems Category
Kingston Upon Thames
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
13 19 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kingston Upon Thames 18.06% 39.58% 31.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 18 3
Average daily rate £204 £308 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.50% -10.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £275 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £375 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.14% -28.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Kingston Upon Thames

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Kingston Upon Thames

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Kingston Upon Thames

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

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Kingston Upon Thames

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Kingston Upon Thames

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Kingston Upon Thames region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Kingston Upon Thames

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Kingston Upon Thames

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Kingston Upon Thames

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kingston Upon Thames

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kingston Upon Thames 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 (47.37%) MS Office
2 14 (36.84%) Windows XP
2 14 (36.84%) Microsoft
3 12 (31.58%) DNS
3 12 (31.58%) ITIL
4 11 (28.95%) Cisco
4 11 (28.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (26.32%) Active Directory
6 9 (23.68%) Citrix
6 9 (23.68%) DHCP
6 9 (23.68%) Firewall
6 9 (23.68%) Migration
6 9 (23.68%) Windows 7
7 8 (21.05%) Service Management
7 8 (21.05%) TCP/IP
7 8 (21.05%) SAN
7 8 (21.05%) MS Exchange
7 8 (21.05%) Windows 8
8 7 (18.42%) Google Apps
8 7 (18.42%) VMware
8 7 (18.42%) Google
9 6 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (15.79%) Network Security
9 6 (15.79%) Linux
10 5 (13.16%) SLA
10 5 (13.16%) TACACS
10 5 (13.16%) CheckPoint
10 5 (13.16%) MPLS
10 5 (13.16%) OSPF
10 5 (13.16%) Data Migration

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Kingston Upon Thames by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kingston Upon Thames 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 8 (21.05%) MS Exchange
2 6 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (7.89%) Apache
3 3 (7.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (7.89%) nginx
4 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.63%) IIS
4 1 (2.63%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 18 (47.37%) MS Office
2 2 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.42%) Google Apps
2 3 (7.89%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (7.89%) Amazon S3
2 3 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (7.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (31.58%) DNS
2 9 (23.68%) DHCP
2 9 (23.68%) Firewall
3 8 (21.05%) TCP/IP
3 8 (21.05%) SAN
4 6 (15.79%) Network Security
5 5 (13.16%) TACACS
5 5 (13.16%) MPLS
5 5 (13.16%) OSPF
5 5 (13.16%) VLAN
5 5 (13.16%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (13.16%) HSRP
6 4 (10.53%) WAN
7 3 (7.89%) POP3
7 3 (7.89%) SMTP
7 3 (7.89%) IMAP
7 3 (7.89%) IP Telephony
7 3 (7.89%) Wireless
8 2 (5.26%) NetScaler
9 1 (2.63%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) MySQL
1 3 (7.89%) MongoDB
1 3 (7.89%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (2.63%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (28.95%) Support Engineer
2 8 (21.05%) Desktop Support
3 6 (15.79%) Desktop Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Network Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Data Migration Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Migration Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Linux Support
5 4 (10.53%) Linux Support Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Support Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Service Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) IT Support
6 3 (7.89%) Service Desk Manager
6 3 (7.89%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Service Manager
6 3 (7.89%) Cloud Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) MAPI
1 3 (7.89%) libvirt
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.89%) Blackberry
2 3 (7.89%) Clustering
2 3 (7.89%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.63%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.63%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.63%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 14 (36.84%) Windows XP
2 11 (28.95%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (23.68%) Windows 7
4 8 (21.05%) Windows 8
5 6 (15.79%) Linux
6 3 (7.89%) UNIX
6 3 (7.89%) Mac OS X
6 3 (7.89%) Ubuntu
7 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (2.63%) NetWare
8 1 (2.63%) Windows 2000
8 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (31.58%) ITIL
2 9 (23.68%) Migration
3 8 (21.05%) Service Management
4 5 (13.16%) Data Migration
5 4 (10.53%) Load Balancing
6 3 (7.89%) Auto-Scaling
6 3 (7.89%) Mentoring
6 3 (7.89%) Coaching
7 2 (5.26%) Service Desk Management
7 2 (5.26%) Change Control
7 2 (5.26%) Change Management
8 1 (2.63%) Process Management
8 1 (2.63%) ITSM
8 1 (2.63%) Data Security
8 1 (2.63%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (2.63%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Management
8 1 (2.63%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.89%) Perl
1 3 (7.89%) SQL
1 3 (7.89%) Python
1 3 (7.89%) Shell Script
1 3 (7.89%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (26.32%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.89%) VirtualBox
3 3 (7.89%) Xen
3 3 (7.89%) Postfix
3 3 (7.89%) Sendmail
3 3 (7.89%) Docker
4 2 (5.26%) XenApp
4 2 (5.26%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.63%) vSphere
5 1 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.63%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) Puppet
1 3 (7.89%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (7.89%) Salt
2 2 (5.26%) XenMobile
3 1 (2.63%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 11 (28.95%) Cisco
3 9 (23.68%) Citrix
4 7 (18.42%) VMware
4 7 (18.42%) Google
5 5 (13.16%) CheckPoint
6 3 (7.89%) HP
6 3 (7.89%) Oracle
6 3 (7.89%) Red Hat
7 2 (5.26%) AppSense
7 2 (5.26%) Siemens
7 2 (5.26%) EMC
7 2 (5.26%) NetApp
8 1 (2.63%) Novell
8 1 (2.63%) Lotus
8 1 (2.63%) Apple
8 1 (2.63%) Symantec
8 1 (2.63%) F5
8 1 (2.63%) MobileIron
8 1 (2.63%) Becrypt