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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 14 5 12
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows 37 28 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 8.64% 16.37% 10.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.68% 87.50% 48.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 13
Average daily rate
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£190 £313 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.20% +83.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £141 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 4 6
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.78 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.24% -12.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.37 £11.34 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £16.76 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.69% -7.81%
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
81 32 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 18.93% 18.71% 21.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 16 27
Average daily rate £450 £313 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.00% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £140 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 4 11
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.69 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.95% -8.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.34 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.38 £17.59 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxford

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 34 (45.33%) Active Directory
2 33 (44.00%) Microsoft
3 22 (29.33%) MS Office
3 22 (29.33%) Windows 7
4 17 (22.67%) MS Exchange
4 17 (22.67%) Windows 8
5 16 (21.33%) MS Excel
6 13 (17.33%) Exchange Server 2007
7 12 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 12 (16.00%) VMware
8 11 (14.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (13.33%) Migration
9 10 (13.33%) Blackberry
9 10 (13.33%) Windows XP
10 9 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (10.67%) ITIL
11 8 (10.67%) SQL
12 7 (9.33%) SAN
12 7 (9.33%) Cisco
12 7 (9.33%) Backup Exec
13 6 (8.00%) DHCP
13 6 (8.00%) DNS
14 5 (6.67%) .NET
14 5 (6.67%) C#
14 5 (6.67%) SQL Server
14 5 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
15 4 (5.33%) Visual Studio
15 4 (5.33%) TCP/IP
15 4 (5.33%) HP
15 4 (5.33%) NetApp

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 17 (22.67%) MS Exchange
2 13 (17.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 12 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (4.00%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.33%) IIS
6 1 (1.33%) Apache
6 1 (1.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 22 (29.33%) MS Office
2 16 (21.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.33%) SAN
2 6 (8.00%) DHCP
2 6 (8.00%) DNS
3 4 (5.33%) TCP/IP
3 4 (5.33%) NAS
4 3 (4.00%) WAN
4 3 (4.00%) LAN
5 2 (2.67%) Firewall
5 2 (2.67%) ADSL
5 2 (2.67%) MPLS
5 2 (2.67%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (1.33%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (1.33%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (1.33%) Internet
6 1 (1.33%) VoIP
6 1 (1.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (5.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.33%) MSBuild
2 1 (1.33%) JIRA
2 1 (1.33%) Selenium
2 1 (1.33%) FxCop
2 1 (1.33%) StyleCop
2 1 (1.33%) PHPUnit
2 1 (1.33%) WebDriver
2 1 (1.33%) Mercurial
General
1 2 (2.67%) Finance
1 2 (2.67%) Marketing
2 1 (1.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 18 (24.00%) Support Engineer
2 17 (22.67%) Analyst
3 10 (13.33%) Support Analyst
4 9 (12.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 8 (10.67%) Senior Support Engineer
6 7 (9.33%) Service Desk Analyst
6 7 (9.33%) Service Analyst
6 7 (9.33%) Developer
7 5 (6.67%) Desktop Support
8 3 (4.00%) Help Desk Support
8 3 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) Field Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) Field Service Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) Consultant
8 3 (4.00%) Service Manager
8 3 (4.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 3 (4.00%) Desktop Analyst
9 2 (2.67%) Service Desk Manager
9 2 (2.67%) Senior Support Analyst
9 2 (2.67%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.67%) .NET
2 4 (5.33%) .NET Framework
3 3 (4.00%) WF
3 3 (4.00%) Web Services
3 3 (4.00%) HTML
4 2 (2.67%) DHTML
4 2 (2.67%) XML
4 2 (2.67%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.67%) WCF
5 1 (1.33%) REST
5 1 (1.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (1.33%) CSS
5 1 (1.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.33%) Blackberry
2 4 (5.33%) NHS
3 3 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.00%) EPoS
4 2 (2.67%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.33%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.33%) CCTV
5 1 (1.33%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 22 (29.33%) Windows 7
2 17 (22.67%) Windows 8
3 11 (14.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (13.33%) Windows XP
5 9 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (5.33%) Android
7 2 (2.67%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.33%) UNIX
8 1 (1.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (13.33%) Migration
2 8 (10.67%) ITIL
3 5 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (4.00%) CRM
4 3 (4.00%) Service Management
4 3 (4.00%) Workflow
5 2 (2.67%) Information Security
5 2 (2.67%) Service Delivery
5 2 (2.67%) ITSM
5 2 (2.67%) SOA
5 2 (2.67%) ETL
5 2 (2.67%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (2.67%) Waterfall
5 2 (2.67%) Software Engineering
5 2 (2.67%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (2.67%) Load Balancing
5 2 (2.67%) Android Development
5 2 (2.67%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (1.33%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.67%) SQL
2 5 (6.67%) C#
3 3 (4.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.67%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.33%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.33%) PHP
5 1 (1.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (4.00%) MCDST
2 3 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (4.00%) MCSE
3 2 (2.67%) CCNA
3 2 (2.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.67%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.67%) Degree
4 1 (1.33%) CCNP
4 1 (1.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.33%) QA
System Software
1 34 (45.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.67%) Terminal Server
3 2 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.67%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.67%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (9.33%) Backup Exec
2 3 (4.00%) SCCM
2 3 (4.00%) ARCserve
3 2 (2.67%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.67%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.67%) SCDPM
3 2 (2.67%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.33%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (1.33%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 33 (44.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (16.00%) VMware
3 7 (9.33%) Cisco
4 4 (5.33%) HP
4 4 (5.33%) NetApp
5 2 (2.67%) Sophos
5 2 (2.67%) Citrix
5 2 (2.67%) Symantec
5 2 (2.67%) CheckPoint
5 2 (2.67%) Apple
5 2 (2.67%) Infor
5 2 (2.67%) Fortinet
5 2 (2.67%) F5
6 1 (1.33%) Peregrine
6 1 (1.33%) Lotus
6 1 (1.33%) Remedy
6 1 (1.33%) Intergraph