The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 45 44 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 12.64% 22.68% 21.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.39% 88.00% 87.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 21
Average daily rate
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£353 £278 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.02% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £96 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £508 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 14 15
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.25 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.84% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £13.87 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.70 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%
Windows
Oxfordshire

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

Operating Systems Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
97 50 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 27.25% 25.77% 24.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 16 25
Average daily rate £343 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.60% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £95 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 16
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £14.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.87 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -4.32%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxford

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 41 (47.67%) Active Directory
2 36 (41.86%) Microsoft
3 28 (32.56%) MS Office
4 23 (26.74%) Windows 7
5 19 (22.09%) MS Excel
6 18 (20.93%) MS Exchange
7 17 (19.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (17.44%) Windows 8
9 13 (15.12%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (15.12%) Migration
10 12 (13.95%) Windows XP
10 12 (13.95%) ITIL
11 10 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2007
12 9 (10.47%) Microsoft Azure
12 9 (10.47%) VMware
12 9 (10.47%) Blackberry
13 8 (9.30%) PowerShell
13 8 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2010
14 7 (8.14%) Exchange Server 2003
14 7 (8.14%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (8.14%) Cisco
14 7 (8.14%) SQL
14 7 (8.14%) DHCP
15 6 (6.98%) Disaster Recovery
15 6 (6.98%) TCP/IP
15 6 (6.98%) DNS
15 6 (6.98%) SAN
16 5 (5.81%) SLA
16 5 (5.81%) Linux
16 5 (5.81%) Security Cleared

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 18 (20.93%) MS Exchange
2 10 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (8.14%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (4.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (4.65%) IIS
5 4 (4.65%) Lync
5 4 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (3.49%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 28 (32.56%) MS Office
2 19 (22.09%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.16%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.14%) DHCP
2 6 (6.98%) TCP/IP
2 6 (6.98%) DNS
2 6 (6.98%) SAN
3 4 (4.65%) Wireless
4 3 (3.49%) NAS
5 2 (2.33%) WAN
5 2 (2.33%) LAN
5 2 (2.33%) Internet
5 2 (2.33%) Firewall
6 1 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.16%) VoIP
6 1 (1.16%) Intranet
6 1 (1.16%) PABX
6 1 (1.16%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (1.16%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Visual Studio
1 2 (2.33%) MSBuild
1 2 (2.33%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (1.16%) FxCop
2 1 (1.16%) StyleCop
General
1 4 (4.65%) Finance
2 1 (1.16%) Military
Job Titles
1 29 (33.72%) Analyst
2 18 (20.93%) Support Analyst
3 13 (15.12%) Support Engineer
4 10 (11.63%) 2nd Line Support
5 9 (10.47%) Service Analyst
5 9 (10.47%) Service Desk Analyst
6 8 (9.30%) Desktop Support
7 7 (8.14%) IT Support Analyst
7 7 (8.14%) IT Support
8 5 (5.81%) Desktop Engineer
8 5 (5.81%) Senior Support Engineer
8 5 (5.81%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (4.65%) 1st Line Support
9 4 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (4.65%) Help Desk Support
9 4 (4.65%) Exchange Engineer
9 4 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 3 (3.49%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 3 (3.49%) Team Leader
10 3 (3.49%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.49%) .NET
2 2 (2.33%) .NET Framework
2 2 (2.33%) WCF
3 1 (1.16%) WPF
3 1 (1.16%) WF
3 1 (1.16%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (1.16%) Managed Extensibility Framework
3 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
3 1 (1.16%) CSS
3 1 (1.16%) Web Services
3 1 (1.16%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.47%) Blackberry
2 4 (4.65%) NHS
3 3 (3.49%) Replication
3 3 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.33%) CLARiiON
4 2 (2.33%) Symmetrix
4 2 (2.33%) EMC Centera
4 2 (2.33%) EPoS
4 2 (2.33%) Symmetrix DMX
4 2 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.16%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.16%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 23 (26.74%) Windows 7
2 17 (19.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (17.44%) Windows 8
4 13 (15.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (13.95%) Windows XP
6 7 (8.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (5.81%) Linux
8 2 (2.33%) Windows 2000
8 2 (2.33%) Windows NT
8 2 (2.33%) HPUX
8 2 (2.33%) Android
8 2 (2.33%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.16%) CentOS
9 1 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.16%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (15.12%) Migration
2 12 (13.95%) ITIL
3 6 (6.98%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (4.65%) Data Analysis
5 3 (3.49%) Capacity Management
5 3 (3.49%) Identity Management
5 3 (3.49%) Service Delivery
5 3 (3.49%) Change Management
6 2 (2.33%) CRM
6 2 (2.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (2.33%) Information Security
6 2 (2.33%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (2.33%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (2.33%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (2.33%) Data Migration
6 2 (2.33%) Problem Management
7 1 (1.16%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (1.16%) Multithreading
7 1 (1.16%) Time Management
7 1 (1.16%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.30%) PowerShell
2 7 (8.14%) SQL
3 3 (3.49%) C#
4 1 (1.16%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.16%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (5.81%) Security Cleared
1 5 (5.81%) VCP4
2 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.33%) MCDST
3 2 (2.33%) MCSE
3 2 (2.33%) Degree
3 2 (2.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.16%) CCNA
4 1 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.16%) MCAD
4 1 (1.16%) MCSD
4 1 (1.16%) HND
4 1 (1.16%) MCTS
4 1 (1.16%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.81%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (47.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.33%) VMware ESX
2 2 (2.33%) VMware Server
2 2 (2.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.16%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 4 (4.65%) Backup Exec
1 4 (4.65%) SCCM
2 3 (3.49%) ARCserve
3 2 (2.33%) OpenView
3 2 (2.33%) Nagios
3 2 (2.33%) Icinga
4 1 (1.16%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.16%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.16%) SCDPM
4 1 (1.16%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 36 (41.86%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.47%) VMware
3 7 (8.14%) Cisco
4 4 (4.65%) HP
4 4 (4.65%) NetApp
5 2 (2.33%) EMC
5 2 (2.33%) Citrix
5 2 (2.33%) IBM
5 2 (2.33%) 3PAR
5 2 (2.33%) Apple
5 2 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.16%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.16%) Symantec
6 1 (1.16%) Remedy
6 1 (1.16%) Sophos
6 1 (1.16%) Intergraph
6 1 (1.16%) Dell
6 1 (1.16%) Peregrine
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